Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ich aus einen Berliner

einen apfelberliner in fact.
Doesn't apple dougnut sound less fattening in German?

Yes I am back from the choir trip and it was all good! Achen is a lovely place and Phil and I did a bit of culture and lots of shopping. There are some gorgeous statues dotted around which we both snapped (we took two cameras!) We did a lot of eating too even though Germany does not really understand the term vegetarian yet... We spent a few hours in Bruges on the way back - very pretty. Although I started to feel confused - are we in Belgium or Holland? What language should I speak?Now I know what it feels like to be a tourist on a European whistle stop tour!

We brought back some lovely decorations for the tree, some German cakey biscuit and some felt bits and bobs - some from the Euro shop! (Like Poundland but even cheaper)

Yesterday I got cracking with some cards for the Church bazaar in two weeks time. I used the Self Addressed September kit which is fabby - I love blue and green together. I also finally did my Daring Card for the week. This was done using the wonderful ribbon from Ribbon Oasis. the theme is Wrap it in Ribbon for Christmas
so I did!
Red cardstock, Blonde moments paper, stamp from one of those teeny Christmas sets out this year. Thick yummy red felt ribbon around it. Tree made from two other ribbons. The star is cut from a different sheer patterned ribbon. I thought I would make another card using the ribbon for the midweek extra. But didn't read the rules first. All I remembered was "not a Christmas card" but it is actually a recipe. SO here is what I did anyway.
8x8 cardstock from SA kit folded. QK did candles using paper from the kit. Punched squares with corners rounded, safmat greeting (may redo that but it doesn't look so nasty in real life!And finally the most yummy scrummy glittery gorgeous ribbon you ever did see which goes so well with the lime green Bazzill.
And finally for tonight a 60th birthday card for a wonderful person called Sonia. She is too young to be my mum but she has been like a mum and gran for us here and she is someone you can always call on in an emergency. A real angel!
I used a cream square card, Infuse papers (5 different ones!) a cuttlebug embossing folder, Basic Grey chipboard numbers covered with plum UTEE by Blonde Moments, aged photo distress ink and two copper brads.

I've been in Cambridge all day today for my MA class (brilliant stuff!) and have another meeting this evening. Think it might be beans on toast for tea...


Hazel said...

Glad you had a good time in Germany. Love the cards you've shown here. The first one is so warm. The DCM ribbon dare one is great. Glad the MA course is going well.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Lythan.:) Glad you had a good trip.

Dawn Wheeler said...

so glad you had a good trip ,stunning cards love them all,Dawnx

Kathy said...

Great to hear more about your trip.
All the cards are fab, you're a star!