Saturday, 17 May 2014

Some highlights from my recent vacation - episode ONE!!!!

Morning folks,

Oh my, this post is going to be picture heavy ... grab a cuppa and a chair and prepare to share some vacation snaps with me, apologies if you've seen some of them before peeps but I picked some edited highlights!!!
Kissimmee Old Town

OH MY! I've just spotted that my dinner appears to consist of half a cow!

Grissom Park - a lovely little park, shame about the funeral home right next door!

Lake at downtown Kissimmee, near the railway station

Hard to imagine that this ship is INSIDE a hotel .... AND that it's a bar!

Outside of the same hotel
That's the edited highlights of the Florida leg of my vacation, I decided to break it down in to two posts, to give you peeps a chance of doing something else today too!

Meanwhile, on the crafting front ..... over at Simply Less Is More, their new CAS challenge is: FLOWERS!


Materials used:
  • 12½ cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • JOFY JM37 image stamped twice, once on to the card blank using Versafine smokey grey and once on to a scrap of white card using Adirondack red pepper ink, which I then just cut out the flower head from.
  • Paper Artsy splatter pattern inked up in Versacolour gold and stamped, trying to avoid the flower stem
  • I then used my Versamark ink pad to coat the red flower head before applying two coats of clear embossing powder and heat embossed for the super shiney flower head before attaching with dimensional foam pads
  • Kaisercraft sentiment from CS913 "birthday" mini sentiments stamped directly on to card blank using Versafine onyx black ink
I have a rather late Rudolph Day challenge for Craftbubble 2½'s Craft Mad and Loving It group (registration required to enter) - the theme? It's got bells on! plus, over at Festive Friday they have a photo to inspire your Christmas make .... so, watch this space

Mmmm - doesn't this look scrumptious?

Have a great Saturday


Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks like you had a blast. Can't wait for Episode 2 :oD

LOVE that CAS card. Best of luck with the challenge. Good to see you've hit the ground running


Debs M said...

Great pictures Kathy - love the ship inside the bar!

Great idea to heat emboss the flower - love the red and gold and the red really pops x

Chrissie said...

Great pics Kathy and a fabulous flower card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Glittertastic said...

Looks like you had a whale of a time! Love the heat embossed flower - really stands out.


Suze Bain said...

Your red glossy flower is fabulous Kathy. Lovely pics too. Thanks for coming to visit me! xx

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful card, so vibrant.

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Beautiful card x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Lovely holiday pics Kathy and a stunning flower card too. Your flowers is so glossy and shiny it pops off the card. Love it.
Thanks for taking part
Less is More

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful! I have to comment that the "half a cow" on your plate looked yummy!

Lilian said...

What a fab time you had. Love the card.

Lynne said...

Great pics Kathy and a fab card too.
Lynne xxx

Anne said...

Oh would love to go back to Kissimee some day!
Fab glossy flower and card, love it!
Thank you for your LIM entry
Less is More Designer

Louise Wright said...

Can't believe that boat was INSIDE the hotel! Only the Americans could do that ;-)