Well that's my holiday over! We had a week in South Devon and a week in the New Forest. The weather could have been a bit warmer but at least it was mostly dry.
We stayed at Seaton in Devon and would highly reccomend the house where we stayed. It was a 2 minute walk from the beach and definately was worthy of it's 4 star rating. The property is called Carisbrooke and is owned by Zoe and Allistair. It can easily be found if you Google it.
This is a card I made yesterday morning for my friend's birthday, which was yesterday! I know, cutting it a bit fine! But at least I had bought her present on holiday. She collects bears and we bought one from a shop that designed and made them in the actual shop.
The bear is an old Creative Expressions stamp and is still my favourite bear. I stamped him onto a double sided adhesive sheet. On the back of the sheet, I used a Sakura Star Dust Purple pen to colour his bow, straight onto the adhesive. Then using a craft knife, I cut away sections of the backing paper on his body between the 'fur' lines and applied gold leaf flakes onto the adhesive. I did small sections so as not to get in a mess.
I then stuck him onto acetate. I cut a circle aperture in the front of my card base and stuck him in the window.
I then cut a frame using a Marianne Creatables die. I wanted the little half moon pieces around the edge of the frame to remain in place. So before I took the card out of the die, I applied tape to the back to hold them in. I then used a circle die to cut out the centre of the frame. As this slighlty flattened the embossing on the frame, I put it back into the Marianne die and embossed it again.