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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A Quick Thank You with Marianne's Stamptacular Creative Card Crew

I have just returned from visiting our family on the Greek island of Crete where the temperature was about 35 degrees C (95 F) most of the time!  I mailed back some sun last week and it was already here when we arrived home yesterday evening.  I hope my fellow Brits are enjoying it!

While I was away, two honourary "Aunties" took it in turns to look after my cat and I thanked them today with a lightly decorated bottle of wine each using my fabulous Waltzing Mouse stamps and some card stock from my stash which I think might be Papermania but I can't be sure.   My photos are pants I'm afraid but I was in a rush to give the bottles to the aunties. I added two Marianne dies and a Recollections flower to the front and an extra Studio G "Thanks So Much" stamp. I think my bows looked neater when I handed over the wine!
I am entering my projects into the challenges at
Creative Card Crew - "black card stock"  
Stamptacular Sunday "173 To Die For"; and 
Marianne's Design Divas "Anything Goes"

And now for a few photos of the holiday:
Our private pool at our favourite hotel on the coast where we stayed for just 2 of the 13 nights.  If any of my viewers are looking for a holiday in Crete, I highly recommend the Aldemar Royal Mare Hotel near Hersonissos.  We've stayed there 13 times and LOVE it!
Our handsome grandson on the piano (he turned 3 years old during our trip)
Moving further inland - a view from a day trip 
And deep inland in the mountains
For a traditional evening with friends
And finally - our grandson and his beautiful mum!


Turtle In The Sand said...

Very classy looking tags for the Aunts. Love the color scheme. Crete looks so serene and beautiful. I would love to take a glass of wine around that pool. Daughter and Grandson are gorgeous! I know you hated leaving them.

Unknown said...

Love the tags Lesley, I am sure the recipients will just love them too! Your pics are fab and your grandson is just sooooo cute. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

anita01 said...

Heerlijk kado je fles, zo smaakt het nog lekkerder he Lesley?

Enig je kleinzoon en dochter en Kreta is zo wonderschoon mooi....ook ik hou ervan hoor;o)

Warme groetjes,
Aniet xxx

Shelby said...

Welcome back. Love the wine bottle tags...they are just perfect. What beautifully scenery in Crete and that grandson is just so stinking cute!


Elaine aka Ellapu said...

These are fabulous love them thanks for joining us over @ CCC this week
Elaine DT

Donna Mosley said...

Two gorgeous tags Lesley. Love the holiday pics.

Donna x

Heather said...

Fabulous creations Lesley, your design are great and I love Waltzing Mouse labels are fantastic, wonderful colours and details.
Your photos are fabulous, living in Germany I miss the sea so I stood looking at that view and your sweet little Grandson!!!

Heather xx

Céline said...

Hi Lesley,
fab bottle tags! love the style!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
your holidays seems to be fab!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Thanks so much for emailing over the sunshine .. .. any chance you could forward it again so we get another week (at least).

Fabby tags for your bottles. A gorgeous colour combo and great use of your dies too. Love those Waltzing Mouse stamps .. .. have had my eye on them for ages and ages!!!

Gorgeous holiday photographs too. Your little Grandson looks a lovely little chappie and super cute.

Welcome home!

Love Jules xx

Mina said...

oooohhhhh your Grandson is so handsome, are you sure hes your grandson you dont look old enough that place looks amazing and I hope you had a fantastic time...what a great idea with the win
Mina xxx

Jan across the Sea said...

Gorgeous pics of a gorgeous family, plus your work
is absolutely
Keep the crafting coming!

debby4000 said...

Oh what fabulous holiday pics Lesley and love bottle tags.

Faye said...

Your grandson is losing the toddler look and getting the little boy look. And he's shot up! I want that pool in my garden, not sure it would fit though. Hmm. As for the bottles, they look fab. Gorgeous tags. I know where you've been shopping. :) Have a great weekend. xx

Mrs A. said...

Fabby bottle covers. Your bows look the tops to me. Beautiful pics of the island and your grandson looks mega cute. Love his spiky hair do. Hugs Mrs A.

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous project, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Joanna M. said...

Love your wine bottle tags so thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this challenge, but I also wanted to say that your grandson is a cutie-patootie! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tags, such a great way to showcase a gift, looks like you had a fabulous holiday, thanks for sharing
Hugs Julie P

Crafteezee said...

Love, love these tags and I have a couple of thank you's coming up so might have to lift this idea.
Thanks for joining us at Marianne's Divas.
Hugs Tracy x

Crafteezee said...

forgot to say, the holiday photo's look fab, will be checking out your recommendation in the future.
Tracy x

Caroline said...

I just love these bottle tags!! Thanks for joining in with us at the Creative card Crew and our Black cardstock challenge. Hope you will join us again next time.

Caroline x

Julie said...

Love your bottle tags, Lesley!! Really nice personal way to hand over the thank you bottles!! Fabulous pics too of your holiday!! Little Gianni looks so cute!! ( BTW can you go back and get some more sunshine - ours has run out!!) Juliexx