Thursday, 30 May 2013

In The Pink time again...... and I'm back!!

Hi Bestest Blogging Buddies..

Well I'm back from my lovely hols... just in time to get my card ready for the next challenge at In The Pink.  This time the theme is an easy one... 'Anything Goes'....  of course, as long as it's PINK!! LOL!  And for the Guest Designing - I'm joined by the super-talented Lis-M....  a big welcome to her!

As you know, I love my Saturated Canary digi images... and Ava is a particular favourite.. so out she came.  She's an absolute joy to colour...  and I did a bit of shading and sponging too... after I'd used my Spellbinders Floral Oval Die.  I cut the balloon out a second time and shaped it to 3D... then used Stickles to give the bling!  I've used the paper before, and had cut the name off (sorry!), but again, it's one of my favourite papers... love the deep pink dotty.  The font was PC generated.. and I finished off with a couple of small flowers.. and some glitter on her pretty dress and boots..   I'd love to see you at In The Pink..  and have some exciting news to share with you regarding the challenge in the near future... but you'll have to wait and see!

Now...  I promised I'd share some pics of our hols... so if you get bored easily.. stop reading now!!

Me (hiding double chin)
Barry's favourite sport..
One of the many turtles in Argostoli Harbour waiting for the  reject fish thrown from the fishermen
The view from our fabulous bungalow... from the bed!
Our special bath overlooking the Ionian Sea!  We didn't find out what all the knobs did but the spa was fab!
The view while we ate lunch one day.. very close to our bungalow balcony
Assos Harbour
Another shot towards the harbour at Assos
A sample of the deserts at the hotel each night... well, I couldn't not try each... could  I? They were only little..  And I soon learned to miss out the main course and go straight from the salad starter to the desert.. they were different each night...
and see the little plastic dish that the ice cream came in?  I have four now!!  Perfect for my desk to keep little things tidy!
Barry nearly disowned me!
A little souvenir I brought back... and exactly what I resembled after eating all those puds!
Those of you that know me well, know I really struggle to go away on holiday... and I was all for cancelling on the Monday before we were due to go..  but...  I'm SO GLAD I went!

Soooooo  after I've bored you silly.....  why don't you pop over to In The Pink and see what pink fabulousness you can come up with!

Big hugs
Christine x
PS... I'll be back shortly with another card...  I dunno, none for ages then they all come at once!! And I promise to try to catch up on some commenting...  please forgive me for not being around lately!


  1. Beautifully simple card, great pics, Lou x

  2. Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love the colours that you have chosen too obviously, I love your little lady the comment made me smile hugs pops x

  3. Welcome babk to Blighty and Blogland Hunny, Ava is just full of gorgeousness! Your colouring is beautiful and I loved checking out your holiday photo's. How can you not like going away!!!! I love it - it's the coming home I struggle with!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  4. wow! this is just a stunner... you pulled this one out the bag... wahoooo!
    hugs xx

  5. The pics look amazing, can you reccomend where you stayed? It looks my cup of tea.
    Card is wonderful as per. lovely colouring!
    Chris x

  6. Sooooo pleased you enjoyed your hols Christine looks like it was worth the worry sweetie..nxt time it will be for the views & food what more could you want with all that sunshine, love the happy pics..
    especially Barrys ONLY 5lbs..

    smiles Christine the other one x

  7. Oooh fabulous card and pinkiness Christine.Love the pics too ( must remember that pose!).I really miss our spa ( sob sob) it went wrong and too exp. to fix I do know what the knobs are for lol...Turbo would have been a shock!Those desserts look amazing,I would have eaten them too :) Viv xx

  8. Looks like you had a fab time on holiday and those puddings look divine!
    Your card is so pink and lovely and I think Ava is one of my SC faves too - she is just so darned cute! I love the touches of sparkle on her dress and the balloon.
    Kat x

  9. Lovely card Christine - adore the sparkly bits. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday, loved the view from your room and those cakes - yum!

    Edna x

  10. So glad you had a lovely time away. You certainly seemed to recharge the batteries. Love the pics.
    Your card is so pretty too.

  11. Gorgeous card Christine - the adorable image is so beautifully coloured and I love the touch of sparkle.
    Looks like you had a fabulous holiday - gorgeous piccies - thanks for sharing.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  12. Fab card, love the holiday pics too xx

  13. Welcome back, you were missed. What a beautiful card :o)
    Jackie xx

  14. LOve the dotty Dp and that die cut oval.. glad you had a fab holiday
    Lisa x

  15. Gorgeous card Christine, adorable image....Fabulous holiday photos, looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  16. so gorgeous Christine.i love ava too and your colours and design are so pretty.
    so pleased you had a good holiday, your pics are great :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Gorgeous card and superb holiday pics, love the fat looks like me and I haven't been anywhere!
    Sorry been an age since I called..slap hands!!!
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  18. Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing Christine! Your card is so pretty! Love the shimmery balloon!

  19. A perfectly gorgeous card and in the most perfect of colours (naturally!)

    Lovely photos, it does look a beautiful holiday destination. Glad to hear what a great time you had!

    Love the fat lady..she's adorable!

    Big hugs
    Elaine xx


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