Sunday, 12 August 2012

CR84FN60 - magic ....

..... Hello again - we've had an amazing week travelling from San Diego to Morro Bay; the week has simply flown by.  Today I get to share with you my second card for our fantastic CR84FN60 colours of BLUE, GREEN and GRAPE.


Stamps:  Artistic Outpost - Quotes & Quotables - Soulful Quotes; Hero Arts - Thinking of You
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Pacific Point
Spellbinders:  Floral Ovals (S4-356) #4
Accessories:  Sizzix Dies - Thinking of You (set with Hero Arts stamps), Card from stash

I love this quote from J K Rowling - "we all have magic inside us" - I think we do.  I wanted the quote to have centre stage on the card.  I cut the floral oval (so pretty) and while still in the die I stamped the quote and sponged on some colour.  Next I randomly stamped some flowers and leaves to frame the quote.  I stamped leaves on to the card base and finished off by added the die cut flowers.  This stamp & die set is super easy to use and will feature again soon!!

For more inspiration cards from the Design Team check out the CR84FN blog or click on the links on my side bar.

I have been meaning to share some photos of our trip along US Highway 1, but we've been really busy and I simply haven't had the chance.  Besides, while Jonathan and Kathryn have been using our laptop, I've been catching up on events at the Olympics.  But I finally got the laptop, so here are a few photos starting in San Diego, moving to Los Angeles and then Morro Bay.  Next week we are going to visit Monterey and San Francisco.  The weather has been just glorious - so hot and sunny.

San Diego Convention Centre from the Bay - check out the plane coming in to land11

Bridge connecting San Diego to Coronado - it's very high and I don't  much like heights.  Jonathan & Kathryn  found it  very funny as I held on tight!!

San Diego Zoo - the first time I've seen a Panda in real life.  Much smaller than I expected.  They have a new baby panda too, but we didn't see that one.

San Juan Capistrano - absolutely beautiful and so, so peaceful.
 
Kathryn and Jonathan on Santa Monica pier - with a view of the town.  Such a fabulous place.

Graumann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood - we got there early so didn't have lots of people in front!!  Took lots of photos of the names in concrete too.

View from the front seat of the car as Jonathan was driving along Highway 1 north  on  our way to  Santa Barbara.
View of the mountains from Santa Barbara seafront - wow!!!!

We took a detour off Highway 101 and stopped in a place called San Luis -  took a walk along their pier and found this colony of seals underneath - sleeping in the sun.
That's all for now - thanks for stopping by - see you soon.

13 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Deb! Love the fancy oval doily and the pretty flower embellishments! Looks like you are having a great time on vacation! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Pauline said...

Very pretty card Deb, I love that wonderful quote!
Great pics of your journey, it looks great!
I hope you get to see the closing ceremony for the Olympics tonight (for you it will be early in the day i think!) lots of speculation as to who will be performing!

Helen said...

What a stunner Deborah, so, so pretty! I love that the wonderful quote takes centre stage too. All the stamping you did inside the frame looks amazing too. Really enjoyed seeing your photos, what a beautiful part of the world - looks like you're having a brilliant time!

Sue Lelli said...

I think this is my all time FAV card you have ever made! LOVE the oval and your stamping and the flowers and how it all frames that lovely sentiment! GORGEOUS card! Also enjoyed the photos! Sounds like you are having FUN!

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Deborah...thanks for sharing your photos with us..

Anne

Paula (PEP) said...

Great to see you are managing to do some touring during your time in USA. Very effective the way you stamped around the quote (interesting to see that quote) & again the colours are so interesting against the white.
Paula (PEP)

Shannon White said...

Beautiful Card Miss Deb! LOVE the sentiment! 8-) And you have framed it so Beautifully with all the Lovely stamped flowers too! So Pretty! Love this!
Looks like you guys are having a Wonderful time on Vacation! You have hit some of my favorite lo-cals..too! Thanks for sharing the Great pics! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

sheila said...

what a lovely card...I love that die cut and you used all the colors so perfectly together.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is beautiful. Love how you sponged the die cut!thanks for sharing your photos ! Sounds like you are having a blast!

Carol L said...

Your card is beautiful, and so are the pics! I've never been to CA, so I enjoyed them :)

Richard Norman said...

Hello Deborah

I stumbled across your blog.

Always a pleasure seeing another crafter getting pleasure from what they do.

Your cards are more sophisticated than anything I have done.

I sometimes make my own Christmas cards, I make lino cuts and print them on my old hand press.

I do quite a lot of gilding, but I am primarily a bookbinder,some of your cards are like small books with complicated covers.

Do you ever use simple 3 hole sewing to join several pages together? It could be sewn with ribbon.

I run a site devoted to craft bookbinding, there are a lot of free bookbinding manuals which may interest you.

Come on over if you have a moment.

Good luck to us all.

Richard

Asha said...

A very posh card! LOL. Elegant, sophisticated and so pretty. Fab holiday snaps. I especially like the panda...he's looking at you looking at him! Outrageously cute! Thanks for sharing.

Sue W said...

Beautiful Card Deborah! Love the pretty colours you chose to enhance the lovely sentiment!
Looks like you're all making the most of your time in the US.

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