Thursday, July 23, 2009

Back from the Land of the Long White Cloud

What a welcome Sydney put on for me when I got back from NZ on Tuesday night - a balmy 22 degrees!!! Lovely! And a beautifully warm day yesterday when I could shed all the winter layers and wear just a T-shirt! Although, I have to say, Christchurch did it's best for the middle of winter; the days were mostly sunny and the temperature even reached double figures on two days!!!! LOL!

As luck would have it, I was flying with Emirates, as their luggage allowance is 30 kg rather than 20 kg. My luggage weighed 25 kg going over with all the bits for the workshops (plus a few warm clothes) and 23 kg coming back. Well, you've got to pick up a few goodies while you're away, don't you?

I had a great time - the workshops were loads of fun, I caught up with lots of friends, visited some favourite spots and even managed to visit two stamping/scrapbooking shops. Shock, horror! Did I buy some new rubber? Silly question! One stamp I picked up is one by Rubbadubbado that I thought would go perfectly with the coffee cup from Pun Fun ... and I was right ... here's a card made with them. I call this card my "Monochromatic Macchiato"!!! LOL

Created by Kez. Some stamped images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up! ®

I also purchased some Flower Soft and made a card with it using one of my favourite SU sets, now retired unfortunately, called Long Time Friend. I've combined it with some watercolouring and used textured cardstock for a change as the base.

Created by Kez. Stamped images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up! ®

Well, that's it for today. A big hello to all in Christchurch - hope you're all having fun practising those new techniques.




Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW gorgeous cards,love the designs and what an amazing job with the watercolouring!!!

Lynda S said...

Once again the Kez juggernaut rolls on!! LOVE both of these. The flower soft was made for that card and I can't imagine it without it!! The always...brilliant!! Glad u didn't get done by the excess baggage monster. Catch u soon. ooxx

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