The area is absolutely gorgeous and if it wasn't for the cost I would live there.
When i returned i had to make some cards quickly. On Monday it was my anniversary. I was married on my birthday. There was method in my madness as if he forgot either then there was a whole year to pay!!! Having reminded him I forgot to organise myself. In the end I made a card using digi images from The Cutting Cafe.
The challenge was the centre of the ring. It looked too sparse when a complete circle so I had to try to die cut a circle for the centre and another around the central sentiment. After three attempts I got it positioned probably. Using mu Nellie Snellen die to matt it on I chose blue and brown as masculine colours. So the flowers don't look too out of place. The strip across the middle was done using a punch along both sides of a strip of paper. I keep meaning to treat myself to a 'posh' punch like a Martha Stewart but can't justify the price at the moment as I can do things like this with my own little punch.
I have decided to enter it into the following challenges:
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ One for the Boys
http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/ One for men or boys
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/ For a boy or a man