Saturday, 23 June 2012

~~~Travel Plans~~~

Bonjourno ^_^
Thought I'd post today to announce my travel plans for 2013! It suddenly hit me the other night while I was in that place between asleep and awake that now that I (finally!) have a fairly decent job why not save up to do something spectacular!! I visited Barcelona in 2005 and thought it was great, so I've decided to do a round trip to Europe next year! :)

I'd like to visit:
Barcelona (again) and wherever else Spain may take me ^_^
The Netherlands
Sweden (or somewhere in Scandinavia for the Northern Lights!)
Germany (for Oktoberfest!)

I'm hoping to be able to go by about August next year for 2-3 months, eee!!

Has anyone who may be reading this been to any of these countries or any other countries that are nice to visit? I'd love to hear from you if you have :) Also any useful websites would be very much appreciated, though I have joined quite a few forums already :P

Feel free to tell me any information even it seems unimportant to you :P

Hope everyone is contented and keeping creative ^_^

Buona sera!

Friday, 8 June 2012

~*^_^ Swaps Swaps Swaps ^_^*~

Hallo everyone ^_^

I'm very happy to post today as I have lots of new things to show from my swap with the fabulous Steph :)

It was (loosely) based on three themes; Alice in Wonderland, Roald Dahl and Elephants ^_^ but we each went on a personal tangent to surprise each other and I'm confident to say that it worked :)

Anywho on with the showing off:

First off a beautifully composed Alice themed card :) I love the original artwork and the teeny beads lovingly stuck next to it :)

A few of Stephs fabulosuly famous ATCs, Mavis, the Green Man and Alice ^_^ see her gallery here

Elepehants!! Steph knows they're my favourite animal, especially pink ones!! I've decided to call the chrocheted elephant Cora :) The smaller of the 2 was immaculately stitched complete with little mouse to keep her company :P

Little ellie beads! (That Blogger has uploaded sideyways for some reason and I can't fix it! ><) they have little bells in them and are just so cute ^_^ I dunno what I'll use them for yet but I'll think of something!

A llama!! Deviantart have gone Llama crazy lately and this is an homeage to it :) I've named him Dennis :D

Two awesome ami's!! An owl and the eternally brilliant Cheshire Cat! The owls name is Micky :)

Fantastic Mr Fox feltie!! and a weenie Crocodile friend :)

Steph knows all about my obsession with Betty Boop and sent me this amazing fabric! Along with a cross stitched cushion and some awesome Betty ribbon :)

Little charms! I LOVE every single one! I have a bit of a pendent fetish so I might have to find a chain to link these onto or perhaps a charm bracelett!
An adorable mini butterfly stitched cushion Steph made for my mumsie, she was very very pleased with it and absolutely loves it! :)
The back of aforementioned cushion, it reads 'May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun and find your shoulder to light on, To bring you luck, happiness and riches Today, Tomorrow and Beyond' :)

Steph also sent me some oil pastels and paper for me to do some colouring in on rainy days :) and an iron on Betty print with suitable fabric that I'm thinking of making a cushion with :) There was a wonderful Alice themed line drawing too that I've only partly coloured in so far, I'll be sure to upload it all when I've completed it ^_^

I know Steph is planning on sharing the things I made for her soon too and that makes our first official art swap complete!

So to round off thank you sooo much Steph for your wonderful gifts! I'll treasure every one of them :)

Here's to many many many more!!

Hope everyone else is keeping creative and uploading lots of things that will inspire me to get going too :)

Have a colourful weekend everyone! ^_^