This sorry state has been created after dumping so much on my desk after returning from our jollys. Donna kindly brought me home and we had some extra crafting time together which all added to the messy melange which now lies waiting to be tidied.
These pages for my Holiday Memory Book were made when we played with spray starch backgrounds, Distress Ink techniques, Stencilling and Paste stencilling and Dylusion Sprays.
There'll be so many more desks on view if you escape to Julia's stamping ground where each week we show and tell just what is happening in our creative spaces.
It is a great snoop but it is also a place to make crafting friends and I have been lucky to make some very special ones and, as a result, I've just been to foreign lands with Donna to visit Cardarian in Ljubljana.
We're back from our most wonderful adventure in Slovenia so the wacky sunglasses have been stowed away and the cardigan is back on now that we're back to the cold and wet of England and no longer roasting slowly in 40 degrees as we did over there. Such a contrast!
Comment from one of us at 1am, whilst late night crafting on the terrace........ "Oooh! it's much cooler now!" Temperature check... it was 31 degrees!
Dolores, of Cardarian's Happy Place, gave us the best of times, taking us to so many amazing places in her beautiful country, but we thought that we would hatch up a brilliant ruse and tell everyone it was so dreadful that no one else would want to visit so we can go again!! So keep the secret!
We ate wonderful food, laughed so much together and crafted until the wee small hours each day. The perfect crafters holiday. Amazingly we didn't drink very much, (no honestly, we didn't,) as we really were tooooooo happy having crafting fun to spare time to pop a cork or lift a glass.
I have so much to show and tell and this is just a starter.... be warned that there will be more photos day by day.
Dolores is a star and after we left she went into hospital for an operation on her knee (no! I assure you that it wasn't our fault). She is now home recuperating.... from the operation silly not from our visit. That is to say, she is lounging and being cared for by her loved ones ready to dance the okey kokey, (which we taught her!) as soon as she can. Get well soon Dolores and do take it easy!
Huge thanks to Dolores, and also to Donna, for everything that went into making our time together so special.
Nice touristy photos of our trip here....but for all the mayhem and madness pop over to Donna's for the video evidence.... HERE! There may be a rush in Primani for wacky sunglasses now!!
Dolores, Donna and Jo, waiting in the noon day sun for the funicular up to the castle....
High above the city
The restaurant at the top where we had an amazing lunch.
The old town, Donna, Dolores and her DD Anna who was our special tour guide for the day.
The spice girls selecting from the wide choice on the market.
amazing graffitti in the old town amongst the bars and shops.
I came home to a lovely surprise... a fabulous ATC from Vicki of sandylonelycards in Australia.... thanks so much for thinking of me and I love it!
There'll be more pics very soon....Lakes and mountains, castles and caves...