Friday, 28 June 2013

Holidays, Moving out and Card Challenges (updated with links)

Hola! Everyone. :)

So my little break away from this blog was due to a holiday. My boyfriend and I went to Albir in Spain for a week. It was so beautiful, we went to see so many different things and I am official well rested but tired after my first every plane journeys. :) When I say tired, I just mean the kind of tired you get after a good time away from normality. I loved every second of the holiday. We just relaxed and enjoyed the amazing attractions around the area. We went to Aqualandia, Mundomar and Terra Natura. It was fantastic. 

Here's a view of the beach front at Albir: 
 This was getting on to the evening, so it doesn't look as bright as during the day. But its beautiful. We had a high of 33 degrees and the lowest was 21 degrees in the evening, with some wind which was surprising. :)

Anyway, I've been back a day and a bit now with my light tan and my holiday head still in place until the end of yesterday. Now I have to start packing again as I move out of the house I share in a matter of two days. :/ I have packed some of my stuff, and I'm excited to be staying with my boyfriend for the month. :P I have lagged with the packing though as I remembered I had some cards to make. So this morning was spent making a couple of cards for my boyfriends dad, a card for my grandad and a card for the Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} monthly challenge, hosted by From the Heart Stamps.

The card I made  for the monthly challenge is below: 
Made using: 
  •  Make & Create 4'x6' Cream Card
  • Paper Cellar Ltd, 6x6 Patterned Papers, Men 2
  • Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} “Sea Turtle Beach.” image and sentiment
  • Promarkers: Amethyst, Lavender, Pear Green, Honeycomb, Mustard, Dusky Rose, Sandstone and China Blue

I like this image, its so sweet and I also like the bucket and spade image that comes with the set also. Its very summery indeed and I will be trying to use it again before the summer ends. It's not truly summer weather here as it has been raining, which is something I did not get in Spain. :) I like being back though as I have lots of things to look forward to and keep me busy now. 

Thanks for reading. I'll talk to you all again soon. 

Sara xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Little Update

Hi There, 

Well I've been a busy bee since the end of the exam period and its only been a few weeks. I keep having moments when I remember I should probably write on here, but I'm not too sure what to write. Tonight I'm watching youtube videos on how to write a journal and found myself feeling a little guilty for not writing here, then I found myself thinking 'well no ones commented in a while so maybe the topics are just boring'... Oh so much thinking going on. I should just stop thinking. :)

I made a couple of fathers day cards, which I can't put up until after the day so thats something to look forward to. I did manage to finish my first mini album, although it has no front or back cover and it not bound...heh. I will get it photographed for you when I remember to charge my camera. 

At the moment I'm getting ready for a number of different things, I have a holiday coming up which I'm very excited about and I'm adding to my volunteering with Young Potential so its all coming at once. I've also spent a little bit of time looking at my Independant study for next year and my Forensic Pyshcology Diploma too. Oh its endless. lol.

I spent Sunday and Monday this week at home with my family. Went to see my Grandad in hospital for the first time since he went in. I'm glad I went as it was good to see him, and I am going to try and go back very soon. It was also good spending time with Mum, Dad and Emma for a couple of days. I spent all of Monday scanning old photos for scrapbooking, and I have to go back at some point to scan the rest of the thousands of boxes that Mum has emalgamated over the years. I love these little trips down memory lane. 

I have a busy day tomorrow, with three appointments, the post office to nip too and I'm going to see if I can find some cheap 'composition' books (if that's even what there called here in the UK). Then I can head up to see my boyfriend, for a lovely evening and some relaxing before we both start early the following day. 

There's something about the summer holidays between the years of my education. I spend most of the latter half of my educational year wishing for the holidays to arrive so I can relax and do nothing...then my holidays are always busier than the rest of my year. Guess I just have so many things I want to try and fit into my life. :) I wouldn't change anything about it. :) 

Thank you for reading this if you've made it this far. Sorry about the moaning and the dullness. :P I'll see you all again soon with something a bit more crafty. 

Bye for now. 
Sara xx