Saturday, 2 November 2013

Welcome to another weekend, the first in November

Hi there
 
Another Christmas card to share with you today along with some pix of yesterday's trip out and about ....
 
 
 
Materials used:
  • White C6 card and matching sized envelope
  • White card for matting, coloured using Distress Ink in fired brick
  • DCWV Christmas paper stack for matting
  • Kaisercraft alphabet image stamped using Distress Ink in fired brick
  • Penny Black image stamped on to white card using Memento tuxedo black and cut out
  • Alcohol markers and Distress Inks used to colour
  • Stardust stickles to highlight
  • Black card for matting
  • Fiskars sentiment stamped on to white card using Versafine onyx black ink before cutting out
  • Narrow burgundy/gold ribbon to highlight
 
And some more photos of our trip on Halloween. We set off around 09:30 and headed south on the 27 .... stopped at the IHOP for my first pancake in AGES ...
 
 
 
Then .... it was southbound once more, we were heading for Lake Okeechobee. Who'd'a thunk it that, once there, you'd have to look so blooming hard to find the lake!?!?!?
 
But we did find this buzzard with the kind of face only a mother could love!!!
 
The wildlife was easier to find!!

Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee
 We moved on and headed east and then north ...... first stopping at:

Vero Beach

Vero Beach
 
And then, continuing north, we came across Port Canaveral where there's an area of restaurants at the dock - we had previously tried Fishlips (very nice it was too) so this time it was the turn of the Seafood Atlantic where hubby had the swordfish dinner and (after those pancakes) I had the mahi mahi fish sandwich basket - both yummy. Of course, being Halloween some of the staff were dressed accordingly and there were lights and ghoulish embellishments too!


Love those coffin shaped lights and the purple/green/orange lights, sadly, they don't really show up
 so well as it wasn't dark when I took the photo. Whaddya reckon to the bat too?

 
Dinner venue

And, across the parking lot, was this ..... reminded me of a hotel in Dubai!!

 
Over at Simply Less Is More their new challenge is a CAS card ..... a dark background with a splash of colour.



Materials used:
  • 12½cm square black card and matching sized envelope
  • Impression Obsession pine bough stamped using Versamark ink
  • Iridescent pink/blue perfect pearls brushed over
  • TPC Studio sentiment stamped using Color Box white ink


And to show you how hard it's raining - turn your sound ON



Have a great Saturday

11 comments:

Debs M said...

great cards and lovely pics - looks like a great restaurant (if you like seafood) and the coffins are fab! x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Smashing card Your Purpleness and lots of lovely pics to gaze at. Boy those pancakes look good. Have a great weekend matey. Lx

Lesley Thomas said...

Cute image, love the stripes - the pancakes made me hungry!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great pictures Kathy. Still loving that cute elf. You've made so many nice things with it.

Happy weekend.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

clare said...

fab photos Kathy. those are some huge pancakes!x

Gerrina said...

Gorgeous card! Love the pics! Have a creative weekend, Gerrina

scrappyjacky said...

That really is some pancake!!

Chrissie said...

Fabulous LIM card Kathy and what great pics. That was quite some rain!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Loli said...

Hola Kathy, beautiful cards and fantastic pics i think a fantastic trip.
Hugs from Palma

Margaret said...

Beautiful card and photos Kathy!
Margaret x

GinaA said...

Brilliant card, oh no not rain again. lol