Sunday, 21 August 2011


The sun is shining here in Newquay, we've just been for a walk across the beach and through the rock pools.
My youngest seems to like it here...she even wants us to buy a place and come here every weekend....
My eldest is complaining that it's cold (typical, she's not happy unless she's complaining)....
I think it's lovely though! >
DH has found a pub showing Sky sports and has camped out there for the afternoon so he's happy.
The girls have just decided to go down to the beach and have left me to make the most of the Wifi here in the hotel. You have to pay, but you get a voucher for the same amount in drinks and snacks so it works out OK in the end....only problem is I keep losing the connection....just found out that I had lost everything I'd typed and have started again from scratch!
These pictures were taken this afternoon.
Yesterday I was looking for some challenges to enter my next Ethel and Murray creation into and holidays seemed like a good theme. For my card I have chosen Ethel looking glamorous on her sunbed. She reminds me of my late you remember the pink and purple rinses? Well that's what inspired this card.

I coloured Ethel using Copics. ;The background paper was some scraps left over from some sample cards made for the Treasury in Kidderminster...I thought they looked a bit like the tiles you would find around a swimming pool.
I've found three challenges that I would like to enter with this card......
My Sheri Crafts Challenge - "Vacation"
Stamping for the Weekend - "Holidays"
Sew Many Challenges - "Summer time"
You will not believe the problems I have had trying to post these links.....
>the internet here is really bad, so the copy/paste doesn't want to play ball...worked fine yesterday! So if they don't work I apologise and will try to fix them later.


Gabrielle said...

This is a great use of the stamp set! Love the repeated image of Ethel on her sunlounger! Hope you're enjoying your hols. Didn't realise you are Kidderminster way - I have family there - perhaps we could meet up for a coffee one day?! Enjoy the rest of your hols!

Donna said...

I remember my great aunts coming over to my grandmother's house and they would all use that blue rinse!! LOL They thought they looked so nice!!!
Enjoy your holidays Sue, I know you needed some R&R!! Sorry I haven't been around much!!!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

I love what you have done with Ethel. I can just imagine them all having a right old natter.

Tracey said...

Wonderful card, such fun & your photos are lovely too :)
Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

Sheri said...

This is so fun! It really made me smile! Thanks for sharing with us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

Janet Baldwin said...

Love this card Sue! Hope you had a restful holiday and some important ME time!!
Hugs x x

Glenda said...

Such a fun card! Love the way you did the images! Thanks for playing with us at My Sheri Crafts!