Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Bubble Bath


We had a fabby time in Valencia and even managed to escape the bad weather too, - it's a city we visited, a couple of years ago for a day, when we were on a cruise and decided we would love to go back and it didn't disappoint either - we visited Oceangraphic (it's a sealife centre, but the size of 6 football stadiums), hired bikes,(although H can ride a bike without stabilisers, but in a strange place, we felt it was better to leave them), where we went down to the port and cycled round some of the F1 track !!, the Science Museum, the temp was 27-29C, which was nice to get the summer clothes out for one last time this year.

I had the Flu jab on Saturday and have felt rough very since(headaches and joint stiffness), been to see my Kinesiologist today and she has given me something to ease things - mind you i'm not surprised i feel rough when i found out, what they put in it :-(

Before today i have never made a centre stepper card and being inspired by the very talented Sue, thanks hun and decided to use a LOTV image, the paper is : Doodlebug - 'True Love Assortment' (one of the papers out of it), the heart die at the bottom : MB - 'Cherish Border' and the heart die going down is : MB - 'Twirled Heart' and i've used 'The Hobby House' 8mm White Heart Pearls, the ribbon is from 'The Ribbon Girls'.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Crafty Little Fairies -where the Challenge is 'For The One You Love'

The Ribbon Girls - where the November Challenge is 'See Your Stripes'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Time For A Shaped Card'

The Hobby House - where Challenge No: 6 is 'Pearls' - i've used - 8mm White Heart Pearls

LOTV  - where November's Challenge is 'Pink And White'

In The Pink - where Challenge No: 31 is 'Ribbons And Bows'

And a side view :

Image - LOTV - 'Bubble Bath'
Paper - Doodlebug - 'True Love Assortment'
Die at the bottom - MB - 'Cherish Border'
Die going down - MB - 'Twirled Heart'
8mm White Heart Pearls - The Hobby House
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girls 

And a couple photo's of Valencia :

H at Oceangrafic, just before we walked through the shark tunnel !!

I think this is a classic photo - what do you think ??

The Science Museum and Oceangraftic

Thanks for looking and for any comments, you would kindly like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x


Wishcraft said...

Such a pretty card Sam! Love the sweet image and fab design. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Little Fairies hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Wow Sam gorgeous pictures looks like you all had a fab time. Its good to get away every now and again. Love your card and considering you have never done a stepper card before this is stunning love the pink. Love Alison xxx

Janice said...

Great card Sam, and a lovely new fold for you. Love the heart die cuts too. Brilliant photos, it looks an amazing place. As for Alan with Harrison, well that was cruel! But I bet they both found it very funny too! Jx

Claire said...

Hope you feel better soon Sam! Love your stepper card, gorgeous colours, cute image and fabby detailing. Hugs, Claire x

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Sam great card and the picture are fab looks like they are enjoying themselves

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Sam, so sweet and fab design.
So pleased you had a wonderful time, great photos.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

Hi Sam, I am glad I inspired you to make such a gorgeous card! I love the cute image, pretty pinks and wonderful detailing.
So pleased that you had a good time, your photos are fabulous.
I hope the side effects from the flu jab wear off soon, I am supposed to be having mine next week!
hugs Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam I like the adorable image the colours and the design, great pic's and I hope you feel better soon.
Kevin xx

brenda said...

Good morning, here on my virtual visits again just to let you know I’ve taken a peek at your latest makes. Have a good Wednesday.

B x

Anonymous said...

beautiful card and gorgeous use of those pearls thank you for mentioning them and thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Hobby House
hugs Kate xx

Christine L said...

Love your shaped stepper card with all those fabulous diecuts.... gorgeous image too and beautiful bow!

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink this time.. hope to see you here lots more!

Christine x

Kat W said...

Your stepper design is lovely and my fave colour too!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies this week :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Pami said...

Gorgeous stepper card and I love your use of the heart pearls! Super photos too! Thanks for sharing with us at the Hobby House this month and good luck! Pami x

~@ngie~ said...

a gorgeous card darl. love the image & the dp's & those dies are awesome :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous sweet card and great pics, glad you had fun x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous stepper card Sam. i love the sweet image and colours. It sounds like you had a fantastic time, great photo's
Lorraine x

cats whiskers said...

Great cards and lovely pics of your hols glad you had a good time
Jacs xx

coops said...

stunning card sam.great shape and i love your sweet image and pretty colours.
stunning family pics too hun :D
i hope you are feeling better soon.i have only had the flu jab once and it made me so poorly that i can`t have it again.

xx coops xx

Sue said...

Sam, card is so darn cute. Loving the pink, and the design you used. Such a great bow, really sets off the whole card!

Museum looked like so much fun!

Jules said...

Tee hee Sam .. .. not the image I was expecting to see from your post title. I thought it was going to be the Penny Black cat in the bubble bath!! LOL!!!

Love your card. Great shape and fabby die work!! Lots of hearts there!!

Loving your photographs too. Pleased you had a good time and hope the post flu jab symptoms have gone now.

Love Jules xx

Sandra said...

Looks like you had a great break. Great card too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'

Ellibelle said...

Such a sweet creation Sam, gorgeous image and fabulous sketch! Great photos too!!

Hélène said...

I always love this shape It's been a long time I didn't make one...Lovely card with a lot of details Thanks for joining us at In the pink
Helene DT

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sam. Pleased you had a lovely time in Valencia and sunshine too --- lucky you. The photo's look fab, hope you are soon feeling better - my OH is always poorly when he has his jab too xSusan x

Natali said...

Gorgeous pinky card. Love dies you use on it and cute image.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Shaped Card” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Darnell said...

Great photos, Sam, and, yes, that scene in front of the aquarium is definitely a classic!! Your stepper card is so gorgeous! That Sue is THE best for inspiration for these brilliant cards!! Hugs, Darnell

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Sam! I love your dogs name - Whisper. Awesome! Thanks for the great photos. I love your image. My favorite cards are step cards. You did a fabulous job with yours.

I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria


Christine said...

Love this cute pink image great design lovely take on the Ribbon/bows chall theme.

Thanks for sharing at ITP chall this wk.

Smiles Christine C x

Anne said...

Wow that looks like an amazing place to visit
.This is adorable Sam! Thanks for joining in our Pink and White challenge.

Good luck!

Anne x
Lili of the Valley

ARTfulWings said...

Ooooh gorgeous card!! Thank you for joining in with us over at The Hobby House. Polly x