Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Sunny Sunny Smiles and Sunflowers...and some new stamps too!

Hello there.
Well, I hope you have had chance to make the most of the beautiful day we have had today, it's certainly made a change from what the recent days have been like. we spent a lovely day yesterday down on Hastings seafront....I had to work as usual first thing, but then came home, changed and off we went before it got too busy. We had a smashing time floating in and out the little old shops down in old Town and along the seafront into the amusement arcades....and then enjoyed hot dogs, chips and Dale and Chloe also had some fresh doughnuts!

The sky was absolutely beautiful and I thought I really should take some shots of Chloe's sunflowers that she has grown this year ( I guess I really should have taken photos of its growth progress all along the way...oh well, maybe next year eh LOL!)
Here is one of the blooms, there are 4 more that are starting to open too....I really loved the contrast of the bright yellow against the stunning blue of the sky.

Later in the evening i was scouting through my photo files and found this one of my gorgeous little nephew, Joshua.....and was struck by the similarity between the 2 photos....well, apart from the fact that he hasn't got a deeply tanned face and leaves LOL. He is such a happy little soul and gives the sunniest of smiles bless him.

I thought I would share this new card with you too. I popped up to the Glitter Pot the other day and took my lovely Mum along for the ride as she hasn't been to the new location yet. After having seen Liz's beautiful cards on her blog and also the stunning examples at the Glitter Pot I actually bought myself a set of stamps!!!!! And, more unlike me....I actually got them out and used them THE VERY SAME DAY!!!!!!!

So this is my first card using them....and I have to say i really like it...it makes a change from the other cards I normally do. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then added some Stickles to finish it off.

Right, that's it from me tonight....I need to pop up to the shops and grab some strawberries, melons and other bits as I am determined we WILL get a day at the beach tomorrow befor ehte girls go back to school on Thursday....it's supposed to be a nice day again, so keep your fingers crossed! Then tomorrow evening and Thursday evening I have classes at Jills ( Cardinal Colours) to look forward too......I can't wait!.xxx

Warmest wishes Anita..xxx


  1. Joshua is such a cutie Anita!!!

    Love the card too :-)

    Jo xx

  2. What fantastic photo's Anita.

    Love the card too!
    Will you bring the stamp on Saturday?


  3. Thanks for your kind comments Jo and Linda :)

    Yes, of course I will Linda.xx ( will make a change for me to have something for someone else to borrow lol) Its from this set called Make a Wish
    they are really lovely and I like that there are several different ones and you can build up a scene if you like.....soooo cute!

  4. The photographs are amazing - so professional!
    Love the card too - lots of little adds to it make it really special :)

  5. Fabulous photos Anita. That card is lush too :) Well done on getting some stamps too.....hoping to get to the GP this Saturday :)

  6. The photos are stunning Anita. Love the card too. Did you get your day out?

  7. the photos are gorgeous and the card is stunning...as always!

  8. Wow! thank you everyone for your lovely, lovely comments..xxxx