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Sunday, 27 January 2019

Let's Celebrate

Hello and thanks for calling in,  things have been a little quiet around here, I just needed time to recover after my trip to Barcelona with DD - lots and lots of walking, sightseeing and shopping.
So after a request for a 'girly' card for DD I thought I better get my act together!

I've used one of my Tyvek papers that I use in my homemade spray box, I've stamped the Dancing Lady from Rubber Dance and coloured their dresses with Seedless Preserves DI I added Frosted Lace stickles for a touch of sparkle.  The music notes and sentiment were freebie stamps with a magazine.

I am entering this at Stamping Sensations - Fabulously Feminine

While in Barcelona we visited the Sagrada Famillia, I was absolutely blown away by this, the lights from the stained glass windows just seemed to illuminate the whole place.

                                                                This is the ceiling,

The Nativity Façade, we actually went up one of the towers, there is a lift but it's a spiral staircase on the way down.

We did return at night for this spectacular view

 We also visited Casa Batllo with it's mosaic façade and a fabulous interior
 And went up on the roof of the Cathedral for some amazing views.

The weather was very mild and sunny and we had a whole day at  Park Guell with it's meandering strange walkways and Gaudi houses.
Thanks for stopping by and hopefully, normal service will resume.
Avril xx


froebelsternchen said...

Your card is just amazing! So beautiful! And the Barcelona impressions you show are just incredible! Wonderful! Great to hear you had a fantastic trip!
Big hugs

Little Artbee said...

Hello dear Avril your card design with the three girls looks wonderful. There is nothing to miss, it's perfect.
Your breathtaking nice photos from Barcelona are a dream. I like the architecture from Mr. Gaudi so much and I say thankyou for sharing this wonderful photos with us. To discover such a big city must have been very exhausting for you also to process all the impressions.
You should create a special book with photos,bills, and paintings to have a memory keeper of that fantastic journey. Hope you feel well.
Dear Greetings
Big Hugs

sirkkis said...

Just a happy, lovely card.
Thanks for sharing the awesome Barcelona photos.
Have a great time 💗

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the image of the three dancing girls and the beautiful colors!! Wow!! The pictures are so amazing!! What a beautiful place!! I hope you and your DD had a wonderful time!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Meggymay said...

A beautiful card with the row of pretty girls dancing, the do look like they are celebrating.
I loved seeing the photos of your trip away, the lighting from the stained windows looks stunning. and the night view looks awesome as well.
Yvonne xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Avril wow what a beautiful card,well done and thankyou for sharing the lovely pics of your holiday,what a beautiful place to visit xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a brilliant celebration card Avril!
Your photos of Barcelona are wonderful - I would love to visit one day! This looks as though it is a good time of year with those beautiful blue skies too! Hugs, Chrisx

aussie aNNie said...

WOW Avri, this is one post and a half and the photos are so interesting..Your card is stunning.xx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Avril with a great image and lovely colours. Your holiday photos are fabulous too, the cathedral looks magnificent, you must have had a wonderful time with your daughter. Xxx

chrissie said...

The card is terrific Avril with your wonderful stamping as always.

Thank you for sharing your photographs of Barcelona it certainly brought back memories for me.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Linda said...

Fabulous card ..... love your dancing ladies. I've never been to Barcelona but its on my wish list. It looks an amazing place, gorgeous photos. Have a great week xx

Janette said...

I love the card Avril, gorgeous background and love the dancing girls...
Your photo's are really beautiful, what an amazing place to visit, thanks for sharing..xx

Cath Wilson said...

Gosh, Tyvek! I used to have a stash of it with my American friends sending their envelopes of goodies over in them but they were a casualty of a clear out :-( I have this image a couple of times from different companies and love it. It's a great card - pretty and perfectly feminine!

La Sagrada Familia looks amazing. My son and dil loved it when they visited but I had no idea the stained glass windows were so magnificent. Looks as if you had a wonderful time. A great thing to share with your daughter :-)

Cath x

My name is Erika. said...

What a gorgeous card Avril, and sounds like a fabulous trip. I was in Barcelona 10 years ago and it is fabulous. I know what you mean about the Sagrada, it is a wow building. Love seeing your photos. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful card! I loved seeing your photos too, it looks like you had a wonderful time exploring Barcelona 😁. The Sagrada Famillia is magical with its colours, I think the interior of this church reflects the stained glass colours so beautifully and the white marble keeps the colour tones true so they look bright and magical! Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊 x

Joan said...

Lovely card Avril. Looks like you had a lovely time in Barcelona, beautiful photos

Joan x

Joan said...

Back againAvril to say thanks for entering your lovely card at Stamping Sensations this month

Joan x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Love how you have used that Tyvek Avril, so clever, those girls on your card look like they are having fun! Beautiful photography from Barcelona, a place I've never been but on my wish list. You've left me wondering what position you were in when you took the ceiling shot hee hee!! Magnificent post.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

brenda said...

Barcalona is up there with Venice in my view Avril, can't choose between them really, but keep going back to both, but Barca certainly clocks up the most steps on the Fitbit, just over 24,000 one day.

A gorgeous and totally 'Avril' creation for our 'Fabulously Feminine' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much for joining in again. Hope last month is now sorted, I'm promised it is!

B x

Pia S said...

Barcelona is a fantastic city with architecture not quite like in any other city. Sounds like you enjoyed the trip.
The musical note stamp cleverly helps ground the dancing ladies, beautiful sparkle!

Mia said...

Lovely card, Avril. I love how you combined the girls with the music notes. Thank you for the lovely photos of your trip to Barcelona. Sagrada Famiglia and Gaudi's Park are really amazing! Hugs, my friend.

Caty said...

This is a wonderful card Avril !! Love the beautiful background, these colours are fabulous, as the dancing ladies and the music, great !
Your trip to Barcelona may have been amazing, the photographs are gorgeous, it is a magnifique town, with so much to visit. La Sagrada Familia is really wonderful !!
I wish you a very nice afternoon, and send you big hugs, Caty