Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am going to be focusing on my favourite new in colour:  Misty Moonlight. Of course I will also share some travel ramblings that might bring a smile to your face as it is now so difficult and risky to travel. You may as well enjoy my stories!!

 

Misty Moonlight Card

 

I have designed five cards for my In Colour Club and this is the first one featuring Misty Moonlight. The stamp set I used is called Beautiful World which really sums up how I am feeling right now. Of course when you have just been reuinted with the person you love after five months of longing, you do see the world through rose coloured glasses!!

 

Misty Moonlight

 

For the background you can see that I used two of the stamps from Beautiful World to stamp around the edges. This design also mimics the globe die cut. Do you see that I used our new brass foil sheets? Complete instructions for all my In Colour cards will be provided in the free pdf that you get when you order your In Colour bundle (ink pads, cardstock, patterned paper, markers and enamel dots) You will also get ten yards of free in colour ribbon when you purchase this bundle through me.

 

Some Traveling Rambles

 

I have a question for you. Do you ever struggle with what to pack in your suitcase? You know how people often say, don’t worry, whatever you forget you can buy? Well…..that is not exactly true. Take for example micellar water. That is what I use to clean my face at night and remove makeup. Before I left I had purchased a new bottle but I thought it would add too much weight to my suitcase and decided to buy some here. I did find some here but it doesn’t work at all. My eyelashes are clogged and yucky. Now I have to go and search for something better.

Another thing that I forgot was my “interproximal brush”. Before I had braces I had never heard of such a thing, but I had a dentist appointment the day before I left and endured an hour of teeth cleaning, so I am rather adament to keep them as clean as possible! I got what I thought was the right thing at the grocery store but no, the brush is too wide and only fits though the gaps between some of my teeth! Back to the store….

The last and problably most important struggle is my hair. There is a lot of mineral content in the water here, so hair products that do a beautiful job back home work only with lacklustre effect here. Trying to get my hair to look halfway decent here is an ordeal of epic proportions. I have to keep telling myself that Gerard is worth it for me not looking nearly as nice as I usually do back home!!! My vanity is taking a hit, but thankfully he is so happy to see me that it makes no whit of difference to him!

 

Some Highlights

 

Thursday night we went out for supper inside in an actual restaurant!! I did not have to quarantine which was such a lovely surprise. The restaurant did have a hand sanitizing stand when you entered and half of the tables had been removed to ensure proper social distancing. The servers were not wearing face masks and neither were the locals that we could see walking by on the streets and through the town square. It felt great to wear long sleeves as the weather is only 17C all week! You can see I am holding on to a hat and my sunglases. I had assumed that we would be sitting outside for our supper!!

 

 

On Saturday morning there was a knock at my door. There was Gerard’s father with a beautiful bouquet of roses for me!! It almost brought a tear to my eye to feel such a welcome and such love! What a sweetheart. You can see that Gerard comes from good stock.

 

 

These gorgeous roses are grown locally by La Vie en Rose. Isn’t the colour just stunning? It reminds me of our Petal Pink.

 

 

For this flight I chose a window seat. It had been a long time since I did that because lately I like the aisle seat so that I can get up whenever I want and not disturb anyone. I also choose the aisle seat so that I can at least stretch one of my legs once in a while. This time I knew that there would be no in flight service. Instead there was a bag of provisions on my seat with water, cola, a sandwich, chocolate bar, chips and crackers. My plan was to take a Gravol as soon as the plane was in the air, watch a movie and then sleep. I watched 1917 which is based on a true story from World War 1. I highly recommend it.

 

Stamping Supplies

 

Since it is summer and since the primary purpose of my visit it to spend as much quality time as possible with Gerard, I took the minimum of stamping supplies with me. That means I will be doing some simple stamping with you and sharing with you which supplies I miss the most! That is also why I am doing another Happy Mail in Holland contest. If you send me cards in Holland that not only gives me great stories to share, it also gives me a card to share on my blog. As a thank you I am doing another contest and you will have a chance to win a stamp set worth up to $30. Mail your cards to Jackie Bultje, Bloemenlaan 6, 2691 JC, ‘s-Gravenzande, The Netherlands. This contest is open to anyone in the world!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day!!

 

 

 


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