Tuesday, 9 December 2014

For a wedding

A couple of weeks ago we spent the weekend at a wedding in Salcombe.
The South Sands Hotel where we had our wedding in May :) Big aaah!!

This is the card I made for Asta and Tony on their special day.

A gift card made from the off cut of making a square card from an A4 piece of paper...otherwise known as a scrapling.

The happy couple

and some snippets from the day....

Beautiful canapes and fizz of course ;)

The service held in the restaurant area...

....which transformed to this for the wedding meal....

Cocktails after the ceremony.

....Asta is originally from Lithuania....and in Lithuania weddings cannot happen unless the guests are given vodka with the wedding meal!!!

Afraid it made some of the guests exit for their bedrooms rather early if you get my drift!! LOL
Us? We danced and danced again reliving our big day...
...it was so nice to be there again :)

Asta hired a singing waiter.....honestly he was the best turn Ive seen in some time!
fabulous voice and so good at getting everyone in the mood for some fun :)

A very lovely arty seashell tree made by Yvonne for the entrance.

Gorgeous candlelight all around..

Cutting of the traditional Lithuanian cake...

made by Marta the lady with black hair...

...me thinks she should go on Bake Off have you seen those perfect layers?!
(Yvonne with the blonde hair is the creative tree lady)

It was so warm we were outside on the terrace with no coats....Asta and Tony were so lucky to have such wonderful weather at this time of year.

But then South Sands is a place where magic can happen :)

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Friday, 28 November 2014

The same but different!

Hi there!
Two cards started off in the same way, but ending up just different enough to give to two chaps at work whose birthdays are this week.
The "David" stamped with Archival and masked.
Then one was spritzed with Dylusions postbox red and Glimmer Mist patina.

The other was masked and the remaining spray left on my non stick mat was dabbed on with a damp baby wipe.
(The less vibrant one).
David roughly coloured with Distress antique linen.
Distress victorian velvet used to stamp some swirly bits around the edges.
Distress vintage photo for the T!m pen nibs and alphabet block.
Versafine black for the T!m numbers and long wording and also the circular Birthday Wishes which was free with a magazine.....the magazine was not my taste and would have been a waste of money apart from the stamps!!! LOL

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Monday, 10 November 2014

What's not to love about Amsterdam?

The final day of Amsterdam stuff today folks ;)
So a little bit of this and that...
...Super cheese shops

...A lovely surprise was finding a stamping shop :)


...scenic depictions on the buildings showing what would have been traded/sold on the premises


...You can't go to Amsterdam and not have chips with mayonnaise from the oldest outlet

I remember having some from here when I was on a school trip way back when....it took us ages to find it so I took a photo of the street it's on...just in case we go back!!! It was worth it!!! :)


Three x's everywhere.....mwah XXX
A symbol of Amsterdam

Street art....

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Jenever tasting & herrings!

One of the reasons I booked the hotel was the fact they offered jenever tastings!!
I wanted to surprise my honey with a little Valentine gift ;)
This is the very atmospheric hotel bar (it used to be the original Heineken brewery)
with original Delft tiles from 1887 too.

 The barman served the different gins at our table whilst we also tasted the savoury snacks.

One of the little tricks he did was almost overfill a glass with the gin and challenge you to drink it without spillage!!!!

I paid a bit extra and we got to take these little Delft pots home.

Mr B was very keen to try herring from one of the kiosks alongside the canals.

He thouroghly enjoyed it.....me?
I passed on that treat!.....It's not for me and it was only 10 in the morning and had only just had breakfast!!!! ROFL
Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux