May 05, 2010

Whiff of Joy # 78...A sketch by Jane...Sugar & Spice and everything nice...

Good Morning crafty friends! I am happy to be back blogging this week! Not sure if you noticed I was MIA! Last week I was on holidays with my hubby, Chris! We went on our 3rd Caribbean Cruise! This time, on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. Have you heard about this ship?! It is the largest Cruise ship in the world and it was absolutely fabulous!!! We ate soooooo much delicious food that I thought I would explode (gotta get back on my diet now,lol) We really had a fabulous time! So much to see and do! I did quite a bit of shopping in St. Thomas and St. Maarten and I am really excited about my new Philip Stein's sooo pretty and I'm very thankful for my hubby for letting me was rather indulgent! I am not a big jewelry person but I always wear a watch so it is nice to have a good quality one now!

Sooo on to the card.....It is Wednesday and that means it is Whiff of Joy challenge day! Jane has designed a beautiful sketch for us to use and the WOJ DT has beautiful creations to inspire you. I hope you can join us this week!
I made this card Sunday after just getting back from the cruise late I am afraid I wasn't all the creative with it! I used this yummy MME Quite Contrary paper and I just love it! I picked it up at Crop Circles in Peterborough and I will have to get some more, smile! I thought it would be nice for a baby card so I used Willow with of my fave WOJ images. I coloured her with my Copics, of course and cut her out and pop-dotted her on the MME paper cut with my oval Nestie.

The gem flourish is just a cheap and cheerful one from Micheals and I added a few dollar store pearls! I also added some American Crafts ribbon, dollar store cotton trim and dollar store roses.

Here is the inside....both the front and inside sentiments are Melissa Frances rub-ons!

Well, I thought I would share some cruise pics...unfortunately these aren't the best ones as many of the pic files on my card got corrupted and I think I have lost them for good, pout!!! I am going to see if I can retrieve them though...fingers crossed!!! I do have a lot of video though so I am happy about that!

This is Chris holding a female Stingray in Nassau! Look at how crystal clear the water is...I was too chicken to touch them and I screamed when they brushed against my ankles!

This is me in St. Thomas!!!! We went on a panoramic bus tour and then shopping downtown!

This is the Aqua Theatre and the view to the left from our balcony. At night they had a high diving aqua show here. The blue stage lowers and it becomes a pool! Very cool!!!!

This is the view to the right from our cabin balcony.We looked over the open air Boardwalk!

At the end the Boardwalk there is Carousel.

This is me at our first port of call, Nassau and then St. Thomas and St. Maarten

This gives you a good idea just how big the Oasis we are docked in Nassau beside Carnival Dream. Dream is the newest and biggest ship in the Carnival fleet. Oasis is just massive in comparison!

Well, thanks so much for stopping by...sorry the post is so long but I wanted to share some pics!

I hope you have a stampin' great day!



Riet said...

Ohhhh Tara,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.
So gorgeous photos.

Hugs Riet.xx

Renkata said...

Such a beautiful card. All details are so sweet. Great foto's Tara.

sylvia said...

What a beautiful card this is. I love the design and colours

Marja Sch said...

Wonderful card, your colouring is fabulous and lovely photo's. Hugs Marja

Ingrid said...

Wow, love seeing all your holiday pics! Seems like you had a great time. What a huge ship! I always think of a cruise as something really romantic... maybe because of "loveboat" on tv, lol.
Hugs Ingrid

Kim said...

Tara your card is gorgeous hun! I absolutely love it and fell in love with it the minute I saw it! Love your color combo...everything is so pretty! And all your dollar store finds are amazing...our dollar stores here suck! And thanks for sharing the pics! Looks like you and hubby had a fabulous time!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful card! Luv the cloud backgroung.

Oh you lucky girl! Wish I could go on a cruise vaca right now. My last cruise vaca was 2yrs ago :o( TFS your beautiful pix.



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