Sunday, 4 October 2015

Memories of Rhodes 2015

I am back as promised, to share a few photos of another fabulous autumn break we had on the wonderful island of Rhodes. The weather as always was pure delight and we enjoyed lazy sunshine days, sunrises and glorious sunsets, walks and lots of delicious food. We went to the butterfly valley and saw the last of the butterflies, as our visit was a few weeks later this year and most had flown on. We spotted several seawater crabs though which were fun to photograph.

No words are needed. I think that my pictures speak a thousand words............

My card challenge piece today is sea inspired.............
What I would  have given to see her as I swam amongst the fish in the blue Aegean sea?

She is a digi image by Aurora Wings which I won some time ago and had never coloured. I used my Promarkers and highlighted her with Prismacolor pencils.

The background is textured acrylics and I added Ryn's fab rising bubbles stamp. The seahorses and seaweed  leaf dies are by Cheery Lynn.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Country View add some texture
That Craft Place anything goes mixed media mixed media anything goes
Artistic inspiration anything goes
Crafting from the heart anything goes
Pixie's snippets playground #197 I have used snippets of card to make my seaweed and seahorse die cuts and the backing paper is a snippet of an acrylic masterboard I made.
We love to create anything mixed media goes
Allsorts nature
Aurora wings anything goes

The sun is still shining here but it look set to break so I am making the most of it today. The garden beckons and we will probably be able to enjoy lunch out there too. Bliss.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week ahead.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. A super creation for our Nature them this week Jane, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    Great holiday photos as well, it's rather too long since we went to Rhonds.

    B x

  2. Wonderful card Jane! It sums up everything we think about the beautiful blue sea perfectly - and it's far too long since I played with Ryn's stamps!

    Great photos of Rhodes, ha, I remember the rickety pathways through the Valley of the Butterflies. It looks as if you found a lovely peaceful haven wherever it was you stayed - great photo of you and your OH too!!


    Di xx

  3. gorgeous pics of your holiday, and love the inspiration for your fabulous mermaid card!
    hugs, annie x

  4. Lovely photos of a memorable holiday and a great under the sea card. Thanks also for linking up to the challenge at That Craft Place.
    Julie x

  5. Stunning photos of a beautiful holiday Jane, so, so lovely!
    Love your little mermaid and sea horses , great colours!
    Beautiful day here today but I think we're in for a change tomorrow!
    Have a great week,
    V x

  6. Wow, love the photos of your holiday.. how I wish I could spend time on that beach. Love your card, as always. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. beautiful pictures jane and what a lovely piece too - ah - to swim with the mermaids - the dreams of my two little ones!!! Big hugs rachel x

  8. Rhodes looks like a fantastic place to vacation. Your card is stunning! Love all of the details and dimension! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart this week.

  9. What an idyllic vacation spot, Jane! Your photos are just gorgeous and so is your amazing undersea card. Love your fabulous mixed media approach. Thanks so much for joining our ATG challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  10. If you had seen this mermaid while swimming in the sea - you probably would have about near choked to death on a big gulp of water. Not to mention swallowing a fish or two! Wonderful card and I love your bubbles.
    Fantastic pictures too!!
    Sandy xx

  11. Wow! Looks like a magical place! Would love to travel there one day :) Can definitely see where you got the inspiration fo your card. Many thanks for sharing!

  12. Hi Jane,
    Beautiful pictures and I love your mermaid card!
    It has so much depth and so many details!!
    Thank You~

  13. Hello dear Jane,

    Looks so lovely, all the beautiful beaches and sun and you, such HAPPY and smiling couple! And the mermaid-card you created, it was just perfect to end this happy seaside-themed post, gorgeous!

    And something else too: I picked your name out of Moomins-jar to be my giveaway-winner, and a soft package will start its journey to your way soon! Yippee!

    Happy October days!


  14. Your mermaid card is absolutely gorgeous Jane. I enjoyed looking at your lovely photos too. Barbxx

  15. Oh Jane what fabulous photos, especially the one of Mr Crab and the sunset ones. Makes me want to go.
    Lovely card too.
    PS thanks for visiting xx

  16. Fabulous card, lovely memories from a holiday! Gorgeous sea scenery captured in to the card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts!
    Welcome again;-))m

  17. Gorgeous card Jane! So many wonderful details to draw the eye and the colours are so striking.
    I love your beautiful photos too.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  18. Cute card. Thanks for joining the Allsorts challenge. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. Exquisite pictures Jane! What a lovely holiday with your dear Hb. So nice to get away together and enjoy life without the pressures of work and responsibilities! The card is simply beautiful and a treasure!
    Enjoy your week, xoRobin

  20. Jane, these pics sing to my soul! Thanks for sharing these beautiful sights and the delightful card inspired by days spent at the edge of the deep blue sea. It's such a treat to get one last taste of summer as autumn slowly settles in! :o)

  21. What fantastic vacation photos, Jane! :D Just beautiful!! And the card with the mermaid really capture the ocean fantasy! So lovely! Thank you for joining the ATG challenge at Aurora Wings!

    Mitzi xxx
    Artist/Owner Aurora Wings

  22. A stunning piece, love those sea horses and all the textures! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge on Countryview Crafts!


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