Tuesday 29 September 2015

Waving from Rhodes

Hello! Sunny greetings from Rhodes.

I have found a little bit of Internet access and decided to see if I could post from our apartment in Rhodes. This is the magical view from our balcony.
And here is the beach where we have been  relaxing.

We are having a wonderful time and as I did when we went to Sicily earlier this year I took a few crafting bits away with me.

I am very limited with what supplies I take but that's always part of the fun. I never plan what to make. I sat on the beach on Saturday and inspired by my sea view from my sun lounger and my friend Joanne Fink I doodled and zentangled the word waves and the date.

On the plane journey I also doodled and came up with this Zenspiration piece.
My table flap on the plane became my crafting table.

I always collect holiday ephemera. .tickets, restaurant cards where we eat etc so I decided to try to make a Moment using one of my doodles as the focal.The problem was I didn't have a large piece of backing card with me. Hmmmm the shops yielded nothing but that was not going to stop me. I had a light bulb moment. .use part of a cardboard box. The local shop looked at me a little sideways but gave me an empty bottled water box. Perfect. I cut off a side piece and used the rest of my box as my holiday crafting centre..lol.

I only own 3 mini distress inks which I had with me so it was Hobson's choice with my colours. I distressed the box side by ripping off some pieces , added the inks with my blending tool and some stamping with the one small set of  Tim stamps I had with me. I added some water circles using bottle tops from our milk and water .

I stamped a quote under the box advert....very apt.

It was great fun..even my Hb picked up pieces for me I could add. I only had a Pritt stick with me so everything had to be paper based. I had brought a couple of  sea themed die cuts with me so I made use of them. I even fussy cut out the sea images from a piece of paper that wrapped up a bookmark I bought.  I saw its potential and said to the shop owner not to worry about using sellotape. ..but he proudly used lots to make it perfect for me! I quickly peeled it off when I got back to our room.

Nothing like fussy cutting from your sun lounger. .I am sure a lady who walked by gave me a knowing nod.
I decided to use my waves piece as the focal. I added the business cards from the 4 wonderful restaurants we ate at. I had a play with the layout trying to add some texture and depth.

So here it is.....my Rhodes holiday Moment, which I will put up on my studio when I get home and whenever I look at it I will be transported back to our little patch of paradise.
Here are some close ups. The butterfly and date was cut out from our tickets for the butterfly valley. The leaf I stuck it to was from the bag containing bakery produce we bought. The little piece of raffia was tied around our welcome gift in our room. I also added some remnant rub words.

I would like to enter my holiday Moment into the following challenges

Pixie's snippets playground 196
A vintage journey home sweet home this is my home sweet home for now, we have been here so many times it certainly feels like our second home. I used lots of Tim techniques to make my background.
Rubber Dance celebration my colours are from the June 2015 board
Allsorts numbers I have the date on my focal and clock faces
Crafty friends name that tune  name that tune mine has to be summer breeze by the Isley Brother's
That Craft Place anything goes mixed media mixed media anything goes
Country View numbers I have used the date of my focal and there are numbers on my clock faces.
The Craft Barn  the sea but no beach....I have used shells anchors etc.
Artistic inspiration anything goes
Crafting from the heart anything goes
We love to create anything mixed media goes

Thanks for popping by....and sharing my holiday.

This is my Moment, in its place looking out to sea.

Waving to you all from Rhodes.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Brilliant Jane, well done crafting on a shoestring, I love your wonderful creation!!! I too have created bunny parts while sitting on a beach! :) It looks amazing there, I can feel the heat!
    Enjoy the rest of your time in paradise!
    V x

  2. Good heavens Jane . . . that really is DEDICATION to crafting. I am astounded at your amazing creativity and versatility with a small amount of craft materials. I take my hat off to you!

    You have inspired me to take my Sarntangling stuff away with me shortly.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Also wanted to say thanks for the lovely pictures . . . looks like a fab place and you're clearly enjoying yourself. xxx

  4. We all think we need loads of stash to craft but you have just proven that with limited supplies an equally stunning project can be made. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and safe journey home.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and That Craft Place.
    Julie x

  5. Oh this is fabulous Jane - what wonderful memories you'll have, having actually created it on the lovely island of Rhodes. I love that island - and wonder how much it's changed since I was last there. Petaloudes (Valley of the Butterflies) was amazing back then - I do hope it's still teeming with those beautiful creatures but suspect that over time their numbers have diminished due to human interference such a guides blowing whistle to make them fly? How little we realised back then :(

    Lovely to see you in the Playground!!


    Di xx

  6. What a wonderful idea Jane and a great momento of your time in Rhodes. We had a couple of wonderful holidays there with friends. Barbxx

  7. I think it's neat that you're crafting on holiday.. I always take my yarn and hook and then never make one stitch. Enjoy that gorgeous ocean view.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. this is awesome jane - looks like you're having a fabulous time - brilliant make!!! It will really help bring a smile to your face on cold winter days! Hugs rachel p.s thatnks for joining us at CVchallenges and good luck! hugs rachel x

  9. Such a lovely page.. beautiful memories. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Artistic Inspirations Sue DT xx

  10. Brilliant dangles and tangles. A lovely page and I enjoyed reading your story, thanks for sharing.

  11. Great page, really brings up thoughts and memories of seasides and holidays! Love it :)

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog this week, and I hope to see you back again soon :)

    Tanya xx

  12. Such dedication to crafting! Wish I was brave enough to attempt crafting on an aeroplane tray table! Lovely project and one to treasure for sure.

  13. A wonderful creation, so inventive and full of clever effects! And such great memories of your sunny days in Rhodes. (I have often crafted on holiday too and the family often find it amusing that I take things like rubber stamps and ink pads with me!)
    Helen xox

  14. how amazing what you made on holiday with limited supplies, very inventive indeed. And what a great keepsake from your holiday. I've been once to Rhodes, my first holiday with my husband, and it was one o our best holidays.

  15. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Welcome back Jane!
    Your moment is amazing!
    You are a real artist!!
    I'm so happy to hear your late September getaway was beautiful and relaxing! Aren't they the best? ;)

  17. Good ideas! I like to collect items of our trips as well. Looks like you are enjoying yourself and hope you have a good rest of your trip and be safe out there! Hugs from across the waves!

  18. Hello dear Jane,

    Lovely creations - and only a hardcore-crafter like you :) can find her way to make such wonderful things on holidays also - and these will be so much treasured later when you will remember how you made them in plane and and and... Such precious memories!

    Enjoy your holiday, dear friend, happy October!


  19. Awesome, Jane! I hope you will enjoy your holiday (looks like it!).
    Thank you so much for entering our September challenge once again. Lovely to see you there!
    Are you ready for the next one? ;-) On our blog today ....

  20. Lovely page and special memories.

    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Numbers' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  21. Great mixed media card/project,you have captured lovely holiday moments, thanks for joining the pick a tune challenge at Crafty Friends, goodluck and hope to see you soon again, hugs Blankina

  22. Gorgeous sunshine beach photos - envious, me? - and I just love your holiday creation... inspired and inventive and so creative with the materials to hand! Thanks for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx

  23. Great page... thanks for entering it into Crafty Friends 'Pick a Tune' Challenge. Good song choice. Hope to see you again in our next challenge. Good Luck. Hugs Diane Louise (DT)

  24. Looks sooo sunny, Jane. Fun to see your craft project, even on your holiday. Happy creative weekend....
    Anne D.T.

  25. what a wonderful memory you crafted on your holiday!
    hugs, annie x

  26. What an inspiration you are! Loved reading your post, and as I'm only beginning to get into scrapbooks, canvas, making memories stuff, I will take your initiative and just go for it! TFS xxx

  27. What a wonderful place to create!!! I love that you're fussy cutting on the sun lounger too :) You've captured your memories beautifully here. Thanks for joining us again at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  28. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends.

  29. Amazing, how do you manage to do that when you are away?? Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  30. A gorgeous holiday creation - full of sunshine and with so little in the way of supplies. Fabulous ! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Home Sweet Home challenge. And my apologies for such a late comment - so many broadband problems here in Shetland! Jennie x

  31. Where there's a will, there's a way, right? It's especially fun that your hb lent a hand in this- Gotta love that! The results are truly memorable!

  32. Hi Jane, I love that you took some of your crafty stuff away with you and you actually used it.... me I take it with me and end up doing nothing with it!! lol This is so beautiful and even more special with it being created while away on your holidays.
    Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you back next time.
    Hugs Amanda

  33. Tons to look at here! Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place. Mixed Media hugs, Erin xx


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