Sunday, 22 July 2018

Back from Portugal and India

Dear sweet bloggers,

We were away to Portugal for the wedding of a friend's daughter which was a lovely affair. Since we had two days off after the wedding we did manage to go to two small towns called Cashcais and Sintra which were both so beautiful. Lots of fresh fish and vegetables is what we ate most of the time. 
I am sharing some pictures of the Palace we visited and the beach as well. 

Now to card made with smoosh technique and inlaid die cut. Just a simple beauty but I love the way it turned out. The green polka dotted paper from which the leaf has been die cut is actually a pamphlet from a mall. I could not but resist!!! I placed the leaf in such a manner so that it produced a wee bit of a shadow underneath.

I will enter this card in:

Now to some pretty pics from Portugal:

 Flowers in the rose garden of the Palace

A tiled frame in the garden - the tiles of Portugal are breathtaking specially the ones on the outer walls of stand alone houses.

Ceiling in one of the sections of the palace

The inside 

Flowers in the garden - they were actually flourescent

Another ceiling

Stained glass window

Happy crafting,



kiwimeskreations said...

Love your card Monica - that branch is stunning, and so pretty over the smooshed background. Thank you for sharing the photos - they are amazing!! We have 'red hot pokers' (the flourescent flowers) grow here too, and they are really vivid!

Lilly said...

A lovely soft card. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Crafty Catz. Lilly (DT)

StirYourCreativity said...

Gorgeous card Monica. Enjoyed your beautiful travel photos as well

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful background and love the inlaid die technique-great pics my red hot pokers actually flowered this year -must be the heat!!!-----Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too
Carol DT x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Monica, that is a lovely creation! Love your soft ink work and the lovely diecut element. Gorgeous creation. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Colour Crazy Challenge. So glad you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo Colour Crazy Challenge GD

nwilliams6 said...

Great card, Monica. Love the bg! Super pictures from your visit as well.