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Sunday 26 July 2015

Christmas card club - let it snow

Hello Lovelies! Well we're safely back from Turkey - it has been a real step into another world. Absolute luxury and decadence! We had a wonderful time!!!Some pictures later!

Its Christmas card club today and the theme is 'Let it snow'.. when I got home last night the last thing I felt like doing was making a card - so my attempt is a little low on inspiration - but it is done!!!

Very CAS - I used a stamp from Crafty individuals and having masked off an area I stamped in versa mark then used wow powders and heatset. I then used salty ocean distress ink to colour the kraft card.

I made two to add to my growing collection of christmas cards!

Now here's a few holiday pictures:

Lucy and Penny loved to go on the funfair after dinner each evening - the big wheel was the highlight - it was in the hotel complex and was part of the all inclusive package!

They really enjoyed the pool too - splashing around on their lilos - it was the best pool I've ever seen - amazing - loved it myself!

This is inside the hotel on the 10th floor - it was called the Royal wings and this is looking down on one of the wing sections!

This was the view from our balcony down to the sea - the hotel had its own section of beach.

And here' my munchkins enjoying the sea at the hotel beach. Penny said the water was too salty so we didn't spend too long there! Funny!!!

I have lots more pictures to bore you with over the next few posts! I hope you can bear with!!! I also hope to be back to normal ASAP - that means visiting! LOL!!! Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!

Big hugs 

Rachel x


  1. So pleased you had a good holiday Rachel, as you say you really do see stark contrasts in some countries.

    Nice CAS cards today, have a good Sunday.

    B x

  2. Your cards are gorgeous Rachel.
    I am pleased you had a good holiday. Such fabulous photos, I am looking forward to seeing more!
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Gorgeous card Rachel, see you soon, these piccies are lovely

  4. Good morning Rachel and Girls!
    Love your CAS card, it would be a great card design for batch making for Christmas.
    Your pictures are amazing, looks a wonderful Hotel and place to chill and enjoy.
    Just hope hazel and I get those beautiful blue skies when we get to Turkey in a few weeks. John and I had lots rain when we there for two weeks back in May/June
    Patricia x

  5. Hi Rachel
    Fabby card... Your hoibob pictures look fantastic...,the girls look as if they have enjoyed themselves... Look forward to seeing more pictures....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  6. I love the CAS christmas cards Rachel. Glad you had a great holiday, the photos look great and I look forward to seeing some more.

    Hugs Sue xx

  7. Lovely photo's Rachel,so glad you enjoyed your holiday.....Your card is

  8. oh great photos hun,so glad you had a great holiday love your card too,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  9. Welcome home Rachel, looks like you all enjoyed your holibobs !!

    Smashing CAS crimbo cards !!

    hugs Diane xx

  10. Hi Rachel, I love the simplicity of your card, very nice. Great pictures and glad you all enjoyed your holiday. Hugs Rita xxx

  11. Rachel, so lovely to see that you had a wonderful holiday with your girls. Turkey is a wonderful place to relax. Love your CAS card, it's simple but effective. Hazel x

  12. Beautiful CAS card. Great photographs of the girls, looks like you had a fabulous time in Turkey. Where about in Turkey did you go? I am going in 6 weeks to Belek :)
    Linda xxxx

    1. It was Lara Beach near Antalya - fabulous xx

  13. Welcome home to you and the girls, looks as if you had a fab time and just what you needed, time to relax. We loved Turkey when we went a few years ago.
    Your photos are lovely and you won't bore me!!
    Super cards, that's a brilliant stamp and just perfect for the challenge, hugs Kate x

  14. I'm so pleased that you had a wonderful holiday Rachel, it looks fabulous.
    Your cards are brilliant, great CAS design.

  15. My hat's off to you, coming home and having to make a card immediately...and this one is so CAS & pretty. I like the unusual color combo, but it had a 'cold feeling' to it that works wonderfully well. It's also a very modern feeling to the card with these colors. I think you did a fab card, and it certainly doesn't look last minute at all to me. Just very creative and very pretty. Wish I could design like this! TFS the fun vacation pictures. I'm so happy ya'll had time away, had fun, and got back home safely once more. Happy Sunday.

  16. the green is perfect with the Kraft card Rachel and the white embossed stamping really pops.....glad you had such a fun time on holiday! x

  17. Holiday looks fab Rachel, lucky you! Liking the CAS cards too! Simple but elegant and perfect for the challenge. Zx

  18. Hi Rachel, I love your card! Very simple but effective, glad you had fun on your holiday!

    Love From Rebecca xx

  19. Perfect CAS cards Rachel and perfect for the theme. Looks and sounds like you've had a fabulous time in Turkey, great must be 20 years since we went when the boys were little! Carol x

  20. So pleased that you had such a wonderful time on holiday Rachel, the pictures here and on FB have been lovely! It really does look like a beautiful place. Your card is lovely too!! Hugs, Anne xx

  21. Rachel, You and the girls so deserved this holiday and how lovely to see those wide smiles on their faces. I am sure they bring joy to you every single minute, of every single day.
    Your CAS card is perfect, it really is, especially using the e.p. to make the CI stamp "pop".

  22. Hoot-hoot, glad you're home and had a great trip! girls look happy to be there. Pretty card too!

  23. Great CAS cards-and love the fabulous holiday pics looks like you all had a great time I love Turkey
    Carol x

  24. Love the colour on your super CAS cards. Glad you had a nice holiday. Pictures look like a good time was had. hugs Mrs A.

  25. Sounds idyllic Rachel, glad you and the girls had such a lovely time you all deserve it. I love seeing the munchkins anyway so you couldn't spoil that for me!
    This is a gorgeous card - so CAS and perfectly fits the challenge too Karen xx

  26. Glad you had such a lovely holiday Rachel and thank you for plunging back into joining the challenge. The stamp is fabulous and the colour is gorgeous - you obviously had the ocean still in mind from your holiday ... lol! Hugs Christine xx


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