I can hardly believe it is August 2013 and I haven't posted since the beginning of the year. So much seems to have happened in that time including my retirement from the NHS at the end of May. I have had quite a few holiday breaks which I have really enjoyed, especially staying in St Ives with my sister in the middle of May. See photos.
The first photo was taken whilst walking along the coastal path from Carbis Bay, where we stayed, to St Ives.
The second photo was taken on the beach at St Ives itself.
Myself and OH also enjoyed a holiday in Eastbourne at the end of June. Another photo below.
This was the view from the hotel bedroom window
Shortly after returning from St Ives I retired from my work as a Medical Secretary after 31 years service. After a couple of weeks or so I found myself really enjoying my free time to spend on my hobbies including card making, gardening and meeting friends etc. Can't beat it!
Below are a few cards I have made recently:
White card blank, Tilly Daydream backing paper, free gingham paper, die cut Tilly Daydream topper, added punched butterflies, sentiment and ribbon.
Hunkydory topper mounted on to 7 x 5 embossed card blank, used frame which was waste from Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles die cut, added sentiment, peel off silver border and candi.
White square pearlised card blank, square blue cardstock, with mounted embossed background made with 3D M-Bossabilities folder. I used the de-bossed side and inked it with a brayer using blue ink. Added flower with brad and gem, stamped sentiment and candi.
A I said at the beginning I can't believe how quickly the time passes, especially since I finished working. I certainly fill my days and enjoy every moment.