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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rock Star

 Well, I'm back from Tassie. We had a rocky start to our holiday, but after the first day, Mum and I enjoyed our break away from home. We saw lots of the beautiful coastline and quite a bit of the countryside too. Last Wednesday, I didn't go to bed until about 2 a.m. (Tuesday night) and then had to be up about 4 a.m. to get showered and dressed. My DIL was kind enough to come and pick us up at 4.30 a.m. and drive Mum and I to the airport. We were a little bit early but got ourselves booked in and our luggage carted off. We then sat down to wait till boarding. We waited and waited and finally boarded nearly an 1 1/2 hours after our scheduled departure time! We missed our connecting flight and had to wait nearly 2 1/2 hours before the next flight  to Hobart. We arrived and got our luggage and headed to the car rental area. I had booked a car when I made our reservations. Well, they didn't have our flight number written down and they only keep the cars for 2 hours so we had lost the car we booked. Thankfully they managed to find one for us - a little bit larger than the original one which was good. I liked it better because we could actually fit our cases in the back instead of the back seat like last year. We then travelled 3 hours to where we had booked our first lot of accomodation, we had to stop on the way because I felt so tired I was having trouble keeping my eyes open. A coffee and a piece of cake remedied that. It was an interesting shop with lots of unusual products for sale, including organic fruit and vegies, oils and even soap made from goat's milk! The building was originally a brewery back in the 1800's.
We finally arrived at the cabin and after getting our luggage in and thinking about food, we discovered they hadn't made up the single bed and poor Mum slept wrapped up in several blankets overnight. They just presume because there are two people that you are a couple and just made up the double bed. We remedied the bedding problem in the morning.
I did find a lovely craft shop to browse in while we were there and managed to spend a bit of money there too!
The shop was even painted purple, LOL, my favourite colour. I didn't buy any 12 x 12 papers as I thought they would be ruined by the time I got home but did manage to find a mini stack that was reduced and that travelled very well in my suitcase!
I had better get on and share my card with you  so I can go and get some sleep. I hope to catch up with some of your blogs later in the week.
Here is what I have used today.
Basecard is SU Basic Black and then I cut a piece of white cardstock and embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. The guitar stamp and words are from a set called "Rock On" by Technique Tuesday ( one of my new purchases) I stamped the guitar twice and adhered together leaving the little tuning pieces off on the top one to give a bit of depth and adhered with foam dots to the card. The words were stamped and then cut out with a Nestie die. I drew around the outside with a white gel pen onto black card and cut out by hand to make a backing for the white diecut.. I also decorated the inside white piece of card with another set of stamps by HOTP called "Just a Note" (also one of the new purchases!!!)  I added a touch of colour to the guitar with a red gelly roll pen. These pens have a glittery sheen to them.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge 89 ~ Colour Challenge ~ Black & White with a touch of 1 extra colour
Make It Monday Linky Party - #87 ~ Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge 53 ~ Anything Goes

It's good to be back blogging. Welcome also to my new followers, great to "see" you here and hope you enjoy visiting from time to time.
Take Care,

front of card

 inside of card


  1. Pleased you have a great trip after your rocky start and that you managed to find a little craft shop...lovely card made from your new stash...


  2. So glad you had a fab break...This is gorgeous ,love the

  3. Glad you had a good break , fab card to start with well done Hugs Elaine

  4. So, what did you bring me back? Haaa!
    Love the card.....two guitar-playing sons of mine would really love 'em.....great job, lady!

  5. oh gosh Just love this Hun,its brilliant just love that guitar,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx glad you had a super break Hun,xxxxxxxx

  6. this is a neat card love music theme.good one,finally unpacked.
    love mum xxx

  7. Hi Sandy great to see you back and in fine form with card making .Super card both inside and out
    Love the embossing on front .

  8. Such a cool card, Sandy, love that embossing!

  9. Glad you're back!
    I think I have the same stamps you used on the inside!
    Great card!


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