Sunday, 25 May 2014

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Hey everyone,

It has been a long time between posts, but it has been a long time between cards for me! We went away to New Zealand on the 1st of May, and got back on the 9th. Since then, it has been crazy, just unpacking three suitcases (gotta learn to pack light), doing loads of washing, planning and executing a two year old's rainbow-themed birthday party for forty people (self-catered, with help from Mum and in-laws)..and so you can imagine my creative energy- it is ready to explode! I have only just made my first card today in….I dunno, a month?! I thought I heard angels sing as I lifted the lid on my Pool Party ink pad.

I am entering this into the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop  for this month which asked us to make something using the colours Aqua and Melon. What a sensational colour combo! So here is my card:

I stamped the flowers from Happiness in Bloom in some Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral inks (all SU! inks). The sentiment is from Over Under Easy, mounted on black cardstock and embossed in Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger. Then I added some enamel dots from Doodlebug.

I am sharing some pics from my holiday and of my little girl's birthday party.

 We went on a tour of the Hobbiton set that was used in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit movies. Hubby was in nerdy LOTR heaven. That Peter Jackson in a perfectionist and a genius!
 My hubby and his cousin after they completed the Rotorua marathon.
 A morning at the beach with Eva and her great aunt
Soaking in a hot pool that we dug out ourselves at Hot Water Beach on NZ's Coromandel Coast.
You just rock up to this beach at low tide and start digging wherever you feel the warmth beneath your feet, pretty soon your little hole starts filling with hot spring water (I'm talking 60-64 degrees C- that's like 140F!!!) You have to try and get some other cooler beach water in there just so you can sit in it- or you'll blanche your bum! hahaha!!! An absolutely amazing spot on this planet! 

And now onto our last weekend's rainbow birthday party for little Miss 2

 The cake and dessert table
 Hub, bub and me.
 That cake! Thanks to my Mom-in-law- a.k.a the Dessert Queen.

I hope you likey,


  1. Beautiful card, Preeya! The rainbow theme birthday is so fabulous, love the fruit tray :)!

  2. Lovely card! I really like the addition of the black flower centers and sentiment...they really "pop"! :0)

  3. beautiful card and yummy looking dessert table (word verifiction is on)

    1. Victoria, thank you for letting me know about my word verification- I've turned it off :)

  4. Beautiful flowers and I love the embossed sentiment!!

  5. Great cards! Love the gold embossing! The family outing pics are terrific!

  6. Beautiful card! Looks like you had some fun times : )

  7. Beautiful card- I love all those stamped flowers!

  8. beautiful card, pretty fowers and love that the text is in silver on the black paper
    ....the cake looks great :-)

  9. Beautiful card - think I need to add this stamp set to my wish list - thanks to you! Love your family photos too.

  10. Love the card, especially the way you did the sentiment. And, thanks for sharing your family photos. Such fun.

  11. Oh, I love your card! It's so pretty!
    Wonderful photos, too!

  12. Such beautiful flowers! Love the silver embossing with it!

  13. Pretty flowers on your card - love the NZ photos!

  14. Well to start with, your card is lovely. Almost translucent florals, beautiful! And almost feel like I've been on vacation looking at your pictures. That cake! Your MIL is a treasure!

  15. Love the blooms on your card!

    Fantastic pictures...looks like tons of fun!