Wednesday, 14 June 2017

I'm back!

Have you missed me? Well, maybe not as I left quite a few scheduled posts for while I was away, but Mark and I have just got back from a wonderful holiday in Portugal. We stayed in the town of Tavira, on the eastern edge of the Algarve, a beautiful, tranquil historic town completely different from the sun-and-sand resorts further along the coast. Our hotel was a converted monastery, the Pousada do Convento da Graca where breakfast was served in the beautiful cloisters

The town was full of beautiful buildings - I think my crafting is going to be influenced by the tiled walls and shabby chic doors with peeling paint and beautifully tended metalwork. You can read more about our trip and see some of Mark's stunning photos over on his blog.

Anyway, we're home, the laundry mountain is dwindling and I'm able to start crafting again. I've eased myself back into it with a very clean and simple card using a set of NBUS Anita's stamps that I was given a while ago. I made a one layer card, stamped in Versafine and coloured with markers, with ruled lined to emphasise the cherry border and make it look as if it is another layer, and glossy accents to highlight the cherries.

I am sharing this with

Less is More - one layer, Sweet Things

Creative with stamps - Fruit  


Claire Toplis said...

Love it ! ps missed you ...

Trina P. said...

Such a cute card. Love the strip down the side for the look of dimension. The glossy accents on the cherries is a nice finishing touch. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

cotnob said...

Welcome home Jane, it sounds like you had a wonderful time.
A lovely CAS card, so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Cara said...

Of course we missed you! Glad you had a lovely time. Your card today is a proper trick of the eye (can't spell the posh word for it!) love those cherries too x

Di said...

Lovely to have you back Jane! Super card and what a lovely place you stayed in.


Di xx

Liz said...

Welcome home, Jane, your hotel looks beautiful and the sky's a lovely colour too! 😉 Great CAS card, love how you've add lines to create the illusion of another layer. xx

Helen F. said...

Life is sweet and so is your card, Jane! Love the CAS design. Thanks for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month!

Susan said...

Welcome back from vacation! Thanks for sharing a pic from your adventures. Terrific card, perfect for the challenge. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Glad you enjoyed your stay in Portugal Jane. We love it over here and are enjoying our time living in the Algarve. Your card is super-dooper! Wonerfully sweet and mouthwatering cherries - yummy! The ruled border is a super trick to make one layer cards look layered. Fab use of the glossy accents too. Thanks so much for popping this in at Less is More xx

Dorlene Durham said...

Life is sweet and so is your card. I love these cherries and the sentiment. Thanks for joining the June Fruit challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely Photo from Portugal miss Jane
looks there are warm yayyy
and love your one layer cherry card
the cherry so sweet and tiny
love the CAS Card from you Jane
Many thanks for joining with us at Creative With Stamps this month

Lilian said...

Sounds like you had a fun trip!
And a sweet card!!! Lovely!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio