Sunday 30 June 2013

Less is More week 126-Lucky dip

Hi everyone, I've just popped in from the garden to post my card for Less is More. What a fabulous day, I hope it's the same where ever you are!
We had a fabulous few days away and we were so lucky with the weather in Brixham, sitting out on the terrace overlooking the harbour and over to Torquay with a G&T in my hand  ;).

We had a lovely day on Dartmoor watching the ponies and another day stopping off on the coastal path at beautiful places including Dartmouth. I'll put a couple of photos at the end if you last that long!
Friday evening was totally memorable and became my 15 mins of fame!  >:D<  We went to The Stables in Milton Keynes, set up by Johnnie Dankworth and Cleo Laine, to see Tenors UnLimited. Three amazing tenors singing a mix of opera and contemporary songs. Just before the interval one of them came down from the stage and started singing to me, he then took me on stage where one of the others danced with me and I ended up on his knee with the others sprawled on the stage in front!!! OMG a very sexy experience  8-}

Anyway I'm just about over that and enjoying being back crafting! So this week Chrissie and Jen, along with Hannelie, who is GD this month have set the following challenge:

As an acknowledgement of Hannelie's location and blog name, the challenge we have chosen for this week is 
You may decide to use the colour, the texture, scenes of sandy places, sandpaper, actual sand... or wherever your imagination takes you.

I knew straight away what I was going to do as I had a set of stamps that I bought a couple of years ago that had never seen ink, so NBUS according to Darnell!
 Come and see:

 Fairly obvious how I did it and the stamp set is from  Papermania .
 And just a couple of Devonian snaps to follow, hope you are still awake!  I-| 

Apologies for the length of this post and I hope you are still with me! Thanks for taking the time to visit and hopefully leaving a comment so that I can visit you.


Aquarius said...

Stayed with you to the end - thanks for sharing tales of your holiday and the lovely photos. So pleased the weather was good for you in Devon.

Vicky Hayes said...

You've been visiting all my favourite places this week Val! I love your Devon pics - there is no place more beautiful on earth in good weather! Glad you had a good time. And what fun you had at the Stables (just up the road from us) being serenaded like that! Hope you've come back down to earth now! Love your card with that beautiful sky and the golden sands. The flip flops are the perfect embellishment too. Roll on the holidays I say! Vicky x

Chrissie said...

Sounds like you've had an amazing few days Val... stage struck too by the sound of it, quite amazing!
Your card is fab as are the pics of your time away... the last one perfect for this challenge too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Rosemary said...

perfect card for the LIM challenge, Val!! sounds like you had an absolutely fantastic time! thanks for sharing the lovely pictures!

Sue - said...

Sounds like you had a great time in Devon - lovely pics! The card is perfect for your holiday as well as LIM.

Anne said...

Lovely card and what gorgeous photos, sounds like a holiday memorable for all the right reasons:)

GinaA said...

You have been busy, not only appearing on stage, taking fabulous scenic photos and finding time to write abut it on your blog, you have also created a stunning card. Love the dunes in the background.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful sea side card, love your photos as well.
yvonne x

Loll said...

Hi Val. Sounds like you had a fabulous vacation ... love the pictures and thanks for sharing! And what an exciting surprise to be sung to and then end up on stage - so thrilling!! ... and a memory of a lifetime.

Love your card for the Less is More challenge ... such a pretty beach scene you've created. Loll xx

Sally H said...

Sounds like you had a great time - no photos of the tenors?!! I love all your photos - it is getting me in the right frame of mind for my holiday which won't be too long! Your card also made me think of holidays too. I love flip flops and that is a gorgeous stamp and a beautiful card! I can almost smell the sun cream ; )

Sasha said...

Such a fabulous beach card, Val! Love your scene through the window.
Thanks for sharing your photo's. We have so many beautiful places in the UK. And when the weather's good, there's no place like the south of England to enjoy a picturesque holiday.
Sorry I've been missing from Blogland for so long, we have had a lot going on recently, and I just haven't found the time to create, or blog. Hope you and your family are all well xx

Darnell said...

Well, Val, you certainly wouldn't get any comments from me about the LENGTH of your post, LOL! I enjoyed every minute of it and I'm so happy you guys had a brilliant weekend! Your description of your 15-minutes of fame was so well written that I was right there in the audience, cheering you on!

Your card for this week's LIM is perfect. Period. Just perfect. I have some little NBUS (thanks for the shoutout, BTW!!) sandals, too, and I will use your card idea for another challenge, another day. Thank you for the inspiration!

Finally, what spectacular photos!! Did you take those? Whoever took them has an enormous talent and natural photographic ability! Each one, as a print, would sell out in a minute, IMHO. I hope, at least, that you make copies of them into photo cards!!

Helen J said...

Lovely card & I love the horse pics!

Sally H said...

Now your post is perfect too! No wonder you needed time to recover after a moment with those three, lol!

Jenny said...

Sounds like you were star of the show!! Glad you enjoyed your 15 mins :0)
Your card obviously reflects your lovely break in Devon too... those golden sands look tempting and the flip flops are very neat :0) Thanks for sharing the photos... sooo cute :0)
Jenny x

Skye said...

A lovely card. A very sweet card and I love the flip flops. I enjoyed your post regarding your holidays. Lovely photos

Jen Nelson said...

greta card val... fabulous piccys too

Thanks for joining us this week x
"Less Is More"

Viv said...

Fab card again Val,love the photo's gorgeous!and wow how lucky were you to get on stage too....I would just faint !!! lol. Loving the new look to your blog too, cute birdies & great colour. :) Viv xx

Bev said...

An awesome card Val, and I loved reading about your travels and experience with Tenors Unlimited!!

Great pics too!

Bev x

G Peplow said...

Woah! I missed this post Val, Fab time you had, with those fellas!! Well done for being chosen ;D Glad you had a lovely time on holiday and your card is fab, I love the little flip flops!! Hugs Gay x


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