Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Wishing You Well

Hello Friends!

We're home after  a wonderful holiday in Tuscany.  It even exceeded my expectations and we enjoyed it so much the plan is to go to Umbria next year


Now I just have to do the washing and ironing ....

This is a card I made,  just before we went away,  for a cousin who had  come out of hospital.

The stamp was sent by a kind craft buddy.  After stamping the image I gave the card a light wash of blue then coloured the roses and flowers in with Sparkle pens.  Sadly the sparkle doesn't show up well in the photo.

The banner is from a set by Elizabeth Crafts which had just arrived together with the set of sentiments which fitted them.

I'm going to be very busy for the next few days but hope to have caught up with visiting you all over the next week.


34 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Pleased you enjoyed your holidat Barb its a shame we have to come home to Chan's laundry! Your card is so pretty I am sure your cousin loved it..

Anne

Jane Willis said...

Glad you enjoyed your holiday, such a pity that after holidays comes the laundry mountain!
Gorgeous card, such pretty colours. One day somebody will invent a camera that does justice to sparkle!
Jane

Greta said...

I'll never get to Italy, so can only imagine how wonderful it is! The only thing my iron gets used for these days is ribbon to go on a card--haha! Love the roses & that banner is really neat--lovely card, Barb!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed your holiday Barb and I'm also pleased to read how well you're doing with your driving. It takes a great deal of courage to get back in the driving seat when your not confident about doing it, so well done you. Your card is really pretty and I love the Roses, superb colouring. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Babs Watson said...

Glad you had a great holiday. Your card is gorgeous beautiful image and such a lovely colour..
Hugs Babs x

scrAPpamondo said...

Really sweet card, love the colours and great stamping!
So glad you enjoyed my beautiful Italy, Barb! :D
Hugs

Gerrina said...

Glad to read the vacation was a succes!
Love that blue wash; it looks great and let the dlowers pop beautiful! Have a good week!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is such a pretty card, love the stamp set and your lovely colours too.
Lorraine

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

So glad that you had a great holiday Barb, it's a shame about the washing though, that's always the bit I hate about coming home. I love your gorgeous card and the lovely colours you've used too.

Sue xx

Carole said...

This is so very pretty Barb and super colouring even though the sparkle had evaded the camera (seems a common problem). I bet your cousin loved it.

Liz said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday, Tuscany is a beautiful part of the world. Gorgeous card, Barb, so pretty. xx

Carol L said...

Welcome home from a great holiday! So glad you found time to enjoy yourself, and what a lovely card this is too! Now to catch your breath and unwind :)

Margaret said...

Glad to hear you had a good holiday and that you are getting back to driving. Where would we be without a car. Lovely card and beautiful background stamp but a shame when the camera doesn't do them justice.
Hugs
Margaret M

cuilliesocks said...

So pleased you had such a lovely holiday, Tuscany is so beautiful, it's been many years since I've been there.
I love your card, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So pretty Barb! Glad you had a good holiday. welcome back! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

April Cheetham said...

Such a pretty card Barb! I'm glad to hear you had a lovely holiday. I do love Tuscany! Hugs, April xx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful flowercard,Barb.Glad to hear you had a fine holiday.

Gr,Sylvia x

Janice said...

Such a pretty card Barb, and welcome home. Tuscany was mine and my husband's favourite destination for a holiday. We went there three times and once to Umbria - just wonderful!
Janice x

Karen Knott said...

Wonderful card, so pleased to see you use the stamp and you have coloured it beautifully. Love the banner too :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Barb - love the soft colours of the flowers
Blessings
Maxine

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
so glad you had a lovely holiday.
Your card is very lovely and I love all the wonderful roses, and your brilliant banner.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Barb. I love the pretty rose flowers. Kisses, my friend.

Jean said...

So glad to read that have enjoyed a lovely holiday. Your card is beautiful, what a lovely stamp.
Jean x

Cobnut Crafter said...

Such a pretty card Barb. I love the pastel tones you have used. Pleased to hear that your holiday was so enjoyable - all that washing is the only downside! Thank you for all your kind comments. x Anne

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Barb. Glad you enjoyed your time in Tuscany. I love it too. And Umbriƫ is very different but I'm sure you will like it too. I did. But then again I loooove Italy. Hugs Veerle x

hazel said...

I'm glad that you had a lovely holiday, your card is beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

Donna said...

Your card is gorgeous Barb, such beautiful coloring! I am envious, Tuscany sounds delightful!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Barb, love the beautiful background. I am recovering slowly after influenza strain and trying to catch up.xx [aNNie]

Cara said...

So glad that you had a lovely break. Beautiful card, love how delicate your colouring is x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a pretty card Barb! So pleased you had such a good holiday! Batteries all stocked up ready for the Christmas bustle now! Have a great upcoming weekend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

rachel said...

what a stunning card Barb - I absolutely adore this. I am feeling very envious of your holiday - I keep threatening to take the girls to italy. I lived in the north for 4 months and have always loved it! Hugs rachel x

Linby said...

I fell behind with commenting! Glad you had a good hol. This is so pretty and I have a feeling I have this stamp uninked! Love how you used it.

Karen D. said...

such a beautiful card mf...love the elegance of it.
xx Karen

Angela Radford said...

Pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday. Now you're making me feel guilty as I have realised how behind I am with my visits. Where does the time go Lol! Angela xXx