Thursday, 6 May 2010

Here comes summer - Lili of the Valley Style

Hi everybody

Better late than never.  Have you ever tried to do something without your OH seeing it.  Well this was my only opportunity to complete this card.  So this entry is for Lili of the Valley, Here comes summer ....

I am also entering this card for the Pollycraft Monday Challenge, No 42 - Here Comes the Sun

This time tomorrow last year were were driving to Gatwick to get a flight to St Lucia - the holiday was a belated 35th wedding anniversary present to ourselves.  We stayed in a brilliant hotel, and when we arrived they told us we not be having the room I had booked, but they gave us a beachfront carib style house, that was stunning.  There were also vouchers for the spa, and several bottles of champagne in the friend.  We came slightly addicted to it, because it was available every evening as part of the package, along with every other cocktail imaginable.  I'm not saying it was the holiday of a lifetime, but it was up there at the top.

So this card, represents that time.  If we were sitting on the beach, all we had to do was to put a flag in the ground for a waiter to come along to see what we wanted to drink.

The stamp is a cute Lili of the Valley image of a bear dreaming in a deck chair on the beach, with a drink at his side.  I suspect he was dreaming of a refill.  I have given him rosy cheeks.  The colouring is with Copics.  Papers and some embellishments are K & Co Que Sera, and the flowers are Prima Painterly Petals.

And just a little sweetener ...

The first one is a sunset on the beach outside out room, and the second is taken from a 6-seater charter plane, when we flew down to the Tobago Cays for some sailing and to visit some other islands and also to go to a marine park.  Absolute bliss!

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments.



  1. Hi Sweetie this is just so sweet I love the colours you have used on here, thanks for your lovely comments and for joining us at LOTV this week
    Jacqui x

  2. Great card Val and I particularly like the way the layers overlap and go beyond the main card.

    The colours, flowers and image go so well together.

    Janet xx

  3. This is great Val. Love the image and the colours are gorgeous.

    St Lucia was one of the islands on the cruise we did for our 35th and one of my favourites too. It would be lovely to go back but I'm not sure I can stand the humidity. Glad you have such wonderful memories of it.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Looks like it was a fantastic place to holiday. Your card is gorgeous - I'm sure he will be touched by it too.
    Beryl xx

  5. Stunning card and fab photos! Wow!

  6. I'm loving this images - it is such a summery card and the flowers are fab! Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft! xx

  7. Oh Val those pictures are gorgeous!!! your card is beautiful, I love the edge, thanks for joining us at pollycraft

  8. Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

  9. Fabulous card, love the design and sweet image. Thanks for joining LOTV this week x


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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