Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Once Upon A....Sketch and Get Creative February 14th Challenge

As its the 14th of the month its time for our second challenge over at Once Upon A .....Sketch and Get Creative. You may remember that at the beginning of the month OUAS and Get Creative  teamed up and both Design Teams swapped places , they following our sketch and we following theirs,  and what a great success it has been so far ! We have have had a bumper crop of fabulous entries for both challenges and are hoping that you will continue to play along  with us for the rest of the month.

This is the fantastic sketch that Nadia has asked us to follow and I will let her explain the criteria for it.

February 15th Challenge

Journalling criteria/theme: HOLIDAYS
Have you printed out all those photos from your last holiday or most favourite holiday? We would LOVE to see them and hear all about it. With the theme of holidays for this challenge, we would love to hear about: your favourite holiday of all time or a favourite place you would LOVE to holiday in . Or how about the last holiday you went to?  Maybe you have not travelled yet? Then tell us about your DREAM HOLIDAY. 

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and theme and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote. 

You must combine our journalling criteria/theme with this sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch

I chose Paris as my favourite holiday destination not because I  had my best holiday there but because it has potential to be so. Let me explain, Three times I have visited , twice in summer and once during spring only to have the most horrendous weather on all three occasions, bitter cold, ferocious winds and even snow ! So I am dreaming of returning and wandering slowly along its beautiful streets instead of running around with my up turned inside out umbrella under one arm whilst trying to keep my frock from  blowing up over my head and exposing my knickers ( it was really windy ) !

Please pop over to OUAS and to Get Creative to see the fabulous Design Team inspirational pieces and to find out about the prizes from our very generous sponsors, you have up until the end of the month to upload your projects in order to be eligible.

On another note, as many of you know Greece is and has being going through turmoil for quite some time now but it has been greatly heightened over the past few weeks . Everyone here has been greatly affected and there is a terrible sense of sadness and desperation in the air not very conducive for the old creating so  I do apologise for not visiting you all as often as I normally do but hope to put that to rites within the next few days.

Thought I would leave you with a couple of pics of Bailey and Rosy ( Rosy is the porker ! ) 

Don't they make a lovely couple !

Rosy exhausted after destroying Baileys favourite Toy !!

Wishing all of those who celebrate a very happy Valentines day !!

Take care



  1. εισαι η Μαγισσα..αυτου του μηνα..υπεροχη δημιουργια..δεν υπαρχει ποιο ομορφη αγκαλιτσα απο αυτην..νασαι καλα..καλο σου βραδυ..αγκαλιες ζεστες..

  2. That take on the sketch is fabulous, it looks so French!, I suppose that's what you wanted to potray duh! I LOVE it.

    Yes it's sad to hear about Greece's problems, but she is not the only country, I blame all the politicians who thought they could spend and take our taxes without thinking of the consequences, sorry, shouldn't be so political.

  3. Hi Marie
    Love your take on the sketch, incredibly stylish and the colours are so bold. The hot pink and black are so French.
    I had to lol as when I was in Paris (some years ago) it was May and honestly it was so cold and windy.
    Did you hear the large "Aaaahhhhh" that I emitted on viewing the little ones. Rosy may be a naughty little thing but who could give her a telling off although poor Bailey. The duo are just too cute.

  4. Lovely work, but nothing can beat the photos of your darlings!! Hugs, Valerie

  5. Hi Marie, I love your beautifully chic and stylish creation.....such gorgeous colours, too. I love your artistic flair:)

    Your doglets are soooo cute!! I hope Bailey wasn't too stressed out with Rosy - LOL!

    I really do feel for everyone in Greece during these sad times. These politicians have a lot to answer for.

    Wishing you a happy Valentine's day, too xx

  6. Ooh la, la, your Paris card est tres chic! Alas, I've never been there but I suppose one day ... must remember and wear posh knickers though, just in case! How cute are those two little chums! Hope things over there settle down soon, take care. Suze xx

  7. I enjoy your posts!! Oooh dear about Bailey's toy! Their cuddling up photo is way cute!
    I've seen on the news how much Greece has been affected. Its far from the Greece I visited a long way back. I pray that it settles down soon and solutions are found.

    On a bright note is your card - its beautiful with striking colours - a standout!

  8. Wow, wow, wow!! Another stunning and glamorous piece of art Marie! Those colours are just beautiful. xx

    It breaks my heart to see what's happening in Greece. I feel as much at home there as I do here in Liverpool and I feel so sorry for everyone. We're planning on going to Kos in August but we'll have to see.
    Take care my scousegreek friend!

  9. Gorgeous cards, but have to say the photos of your two treasures are fabulous. Its very worrying what is happening in your country, it is something that could happen to us all in the E.U.
    Take care and stay positive.
    Yvonne x

  10. Another fabulous creation, just love the black and hot pink, it just burst onto my screen like a breath of fresh air.

    Kath x

  11. Hi Marie!!! Οι κάρτες είναι τόσο κομψές και τα χρώματά τους τόσο Παριζιάνικα!!! Είσαι υπέροχη για άλλη μια φορά!!! Τα δύο υπέροχα σκυλάκι, τα λάτρεψα!!! Σε φιλώ, καλό βράδυ!!!

  12. Hi Marie, Everytime Greece comes on the TV( which is a lot lately) I think of you and wonder how it's going, it must be so worrying. I'm sorry this is happening to you all.
    Your card is your usual fabulousness, it's a gorgeous creation, love it. Lovely doglet pictures, some naughty though LOL hugs Gay xxx

  13. Hi Marie. Beautiful project. Hopefully one day you will get the perfect holiday in Paris! Lovely photos of R&B.
    Regards Florence x

  14. oooh la la - wow i just love the pink and black and the gorgeous elegant frame .
    LOve the pics of the doggies lol.. sooo cute
    Happy Valentines to you
    Lisa x

  15. Wow, that's a fantastic card and thanks for sharing the lovely photos :)

  16. I want to describe this as artsy elegant Marie. It is just gorgeous, I love the colours, stamps and design, such a creative piece.
    I hope things get sorted for you soon in Greece, it must be difficult for everyone.
    Take care.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  17. Marie amazing card as always! The combination of colors and the theme makes it adorable! Also i have to admit that I am a little bit jealous of Bailey and Rosy they looked so relax and so, so adorable!

  18. Great card,Marie!
    I've never been to Paris,my sister did and she had a great time.I don't remember what she have told me about the weather...:D
    About our country...all the MPs are in the parliament instead of prison.And the prime minister was never elected by the people.Το θέατρο του παραλόγου!

  19. Happy Valentines Day Marie. Loving your beautiful card, filled with glamour and glitz.
    Have been thinking about you as the situation in Greece gets worse. Hope that things settle down soon and that you are keeping OK. Hugs Annette x

  20. Υπέροχη κάρτα φανταστικά χρώματα!!!!!τα σκυλάκια σου αξιολάτρευτα!!!!καλή σου μέρα!!!!

  21. Another stunning card! I love the photo with your dogs, you should scrap it ;-)

  22. Hi marie, Gorgeous card, love the color combi. Have a good day, Channa

  23. Hi Marie,
    What a very well done card you made! The color and frames fit fabulous. And as dog lovers, I want to hug and kiss your pets. Sooooo cute :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier.


  24. I love pink and black and your card is fabulous Marie as usual!!

  25. Hi Marie! I take into consideration to take a tranquillizer before I visit your blog ;-) your projects are always so gorgeous that I scream out lout when I see them - I love pink, white and black together! And it´s so stunningly elegant!
    PS: I´m so sorry that people in Greece have such hard times now...I wish you all the best, Marie!

  26. What a beautiful creation, Marie! And absolutely adorable photos!

  27. I'm sitting down! FABULOSO Marie. a lot of work too. Your babies are also fabuloso! My heart breaks for Greece and her people. It was one of the favorite places I have ever had the privilege to visit and stay. Take care. xodonna

  28. Marie a stunning card!! Your doggies are too cute!!

  29. stunning absolutely beautiful ... black and white with pink is so awesome ... striking work ... big hugz x

  30. Hi Marie, exquisite card! The colors are divine and the layering heavenly.

  31. Γλυκιά μου Marie!!!!πέρνα από το σπιτάκι μου να πάρεις βραβείο!!!!φιλιά!!!!

  32. Hope your creativity gets back to you soon although looking at your card I don't think it's gone too far away! I have been to Paris and it was lovely and warm I stood at the top of the Eiffel Tower for ages matching the landmarks to the map.

  33. What a fabulous card Marie, I absolutely love it. You really do have a lovely style all of your own :-) Gorgeous doggies, for some reason I thought Rosy would be the little one!

    I am sure that one day you'll get to Paris without showing your knickers in the snow, lol :-) On a more serious note, I also hope that things do settle soon.

    Take care Marie
    Maria x

  34. Very beautiful card Marie! I love its colours, pink with black look great together!

    As about our issues here in Greece..i totally understand you, unfortunately there's nothing we can do to get out of this mess. The only thing we can do though is to not let whats happening taks us over and get depressed all the time..no matter how hard it is we should all find our way to get out of this misery. So cheer up :)

    Your doggies are absolutely adorable by the way!!!

  35. After shouting "Ooh La La" you transported me to Paris and happy memories. Not always glorious weather when I have been there but never as bad as yours. May you go for Springtime and it be perfect.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  36. oh wow Hun this is just brilliant I adore Paris although never been,this really is one,beautiful piece Hun,your dogs Hun are just gorgeous bless there hearts,so sorry have not been over sooner,and bless you for the kind and lovely comment you left on my blog Hun really means,so much take care sweetie hugs Cherylxxx

  37. As always, a wonderful card Marie, I love your unique style!

    And I so enjoy Rosy's and Bailey's pics!!!!

  38. Wow! This is simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

  39. Beautiful card as usual! The pups are so adorable!! I have been reading the papers about the turmoil in greece daily as i someday hope to visit since I am Greek/American. Guess that trip will have to be put on hold :-(. I am prayings things get better

  40. dear Marie,
    I adore this hot pink creation! It is soooo wonderful.Love the puppy picturs today too
    Hope you are doing well. gerri

  41. A fabulous card, and your little dogs are sooooooo cute.
    xxx Hazel.

  42. I do hope you get your fair weather trip to Paris Marie but I suspect the French lay on the bad weather so that you can be the entertainment! Love the verbal picture of you struggling against the elements. Your piece is wonderfully romantic and I love the way you've used those post marks. I'm guessing the last picture, which you haven't included, is of Bailey boxing Rosie's ears for the wanton destruction of that perfectly good toy! Take care - we are rooting for Greece here. Vicky x