Saturday, 31 July 2010

Eternal City

Today sees us in the Eternal City, seeped in history where gladiators once fought to the death something Russel Crow knows a bit about. A few pennies into the famous fountain above will make sure you return, or so the saying goes.

Despite visiting this City many times there is always something new to see and I never tire or returning be it for a week or a day. It really is my favourite Capital City in the World.

On to challenges now, first Polkadoodles where the boss Nikky has set our challenge and wants us to make something generic that will work for a male or female. She also wants us to use at least two Polkadoodle products on our project.


So I have made a word book spelling BIRTHDAY which I created on the Cricut using the DS and Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I selected coordinating papers from Candy Doodles CD.........I just love this lime and black combo. I stamped the ladybird trail from the unmounted stamp set several times, cut into strips and ran them across the bottom of each page.

The greeting on the front is from the new Paper Boutique Christmas CD, I used the Zutter to create a spine and tied it with cord and raffia.........I am really pleased with myself as I just knew this lovely lime coloured raffia from the wrapping on some flowers months ago would come in useful one day.

Next candy clue is tomorrow...........half way there now.

66 comments:

Helen said...

Brenada I am really enjoying your holiday!! Are you worn out yet?
Today, you are visiting Rome, hope you have fun.

Helen said...

Sorry, forgot to mention - LOVE that word book!

Eunice Jacskon said...

Rome in Italy, sweeet

Dora said...

Owww Brenda ... I so agree with you, I've visited Rome myself many times too and I never get bored, there is always something new to see and you must always go visit the fountain to drop your coin for your wishes :) Enjoy your holiday xx

anndees said...

You are in Rome and it is one place I have been. It was fun to see people dressing up as gladiators charging you to have a photo taken with them, then standing there having a fag!!
Then of course the amazing swarms of starlings at the Termini that move as one. I'm sorry I'm going on a bit. Hope you are having fun.
Anne x

☼ Cheryl* said...

Beautiful book, Brenda!!
Your in Rome today xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, I think you are in Rome! I have never been but it looks truly beautiful. Hope you are having a wonderful time.

Lisa x

PS: Your word book is fab! I love the papers.

Linapyssel said...

I absolutley love this album you made Brenda. I feel I`m now totally convinsed to by the cricut machine that a friend wants to sell to me!!
Winning chanses on the challenge are great for you!!

I imagine you have a swell time in ROME not to hot though Ihope!!
Hugs lina

Kathy Rogers said...

You are in Rome, and I love the word book. I agree the black & lime combo is stunning.

Juut said...

Rome!! What a great and beautiful city. I was there last year. It was very hot, but so nice.
I hope you enjoy your trip.

Craftnut said...

You are in Rome today Brenda. Bella! Tracy x

sandra said...

Didn't have to google for this one!lol.
You are in Rome!
Have fun!
And great spelling book you made!
Hugs!
Sandra!

fusiafscrapping said...

Are you visiting Rome today?
One of my favourite movies Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck took place there.

mckinkle said...

Oh the Trevi Fountain in Rome, how beautiful it looks! Enjoy your day!

Stunning word book, love the fresh colours!

Keryn x

Mirabelka said...

You're a lucky girl!!! You are in Rome! What a great cruise!

Word book is fabulous!

Tracy said...

Isn't Rome beautiful, your seeing some wonderful places Brenda. Gorgeous book and I love the papers on it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

cg said...

Rome, Italy.

Anne said...

Hi Brendy, you're in ROME. Looks wonderful, somewhere I'd love to visit. Hugs x

Teresa said...

Hi Brenda! what a beautiful city you're visiting today! the city of Rome! and beautiful picture you added to the Trevi Fountain! is one of the places I dream to know!
What beautiful work you did! good choice of colors and if it is true that work well for men or women! very nice!
See you at the next stage!

Lynne K said...

Hi Brenda, you're in Rome today! Your word book is great. I'd love to make one but never got round to it - maybe an idea for our next blog girl get-together?? xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Ahhh Trevi Fontain in Rome. Never been to any of these countries, so I am having a great adventure with you.

Tanja said...

You are in Rome today, aren't you?

Dawn said...

Now 'ROME' would be a dream come true I was hoping to go on my 40th but never enough money sniff, your so lucky to have been many times.
Nice papers on the word book hun it must be nearly time you got home? enjoy the cruse (so green ha ha)

Love Dawn xx

Courtney said...

How beautiful! Today you are in Rome...You lucky duck! Have fun!

~Courtney~

mae said...

Hello! What a beautiful picture! you are in Rome, the Trevi Fountain! ohhh! beautiful!!
I love the colors of your book! Very nice work!

Cherry said...

Beautiful word book Brenda and I hope you are relaxing with a grande ice-cream in Rome - what flavour is your favourite I wonder? Hugs Cherry XXX

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - You lucky thing Rome ( which is where you are today) is a place i would love to visit . So much to see. Enjoy your time there.
Fab word book i love the colours
Lisa ;)

Kras said...

And I'm very happy for you. Enjoy many of the beautiful album. The story does not stop at ca. You are in Rome. Tomorrow wait eagerly to see where you are.

Ms. Jen said...

You lucky lucky girl. I would love to go to Rome. This birthday book is so adorable!

Rainmac said...

Your word book is gorgeous Brenda, love the papers x

You're in Rome x

Sara said...

This is Rome!! I love this city, i'm italien and i've been there two times..i could never forget the days i've spent here!!
Very nice your card, i love polkadots!! :)
Sara - iloveM

ladyjanet_56 said...

You know the saying when in ROME, seems like your having a good time, love the book, Janet T

La Vikinga said...

You are in ROME - Anika Ekberg was ther taking a little bath once...

Charlotta

Maria Laura Martins said...

You're in Rome ... Also I've never been there, but it seems pretty!

I loved the colors the book.

Bon voyage!

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, a very lovely birthday book, the colours are great. I think you must be in Rome! I've never been but hopefully one day! Linda x

kaos said...

Roma -oh I am so jealous - what a great trip you must have!

Merry said...

Rome is the place you are in today. I have a jigsaw of the above the fountain and that is as close as I will probably ever get to it. Love the book you created.

Lynda said...

Fabulous Birthday Book Brenda - What a fabulous holiday you must be having too. Bet Rome is wonderful.

Love Lynda xxx

Rufus said...

Rome! What a marvelous time you must be having!
R/

Anonymous said...

you're in Rome and that the photo is the Trevi Fountain ... perhaps helped by the fact of being Italian and proud of it.

gocanucksgo said...

I didn't have to google this one today lol. Rome! The word book looks fantastic. It definately could work for any gender. Keep up the great work =)

Sandra said...

Hi Brenda,
love the trevi fountain, also dropped a coin in there in 2001, but haven't made it back to Rome since then...
Great book, these little bugs and the papers look gorgeous.
Hugs Sandra

Claire said...

Gorgeous photo, Rome is such a beautiful place.
Love that word book, fab colours
Claire xx

Elsina said...

you are in Rome, my favorite city!

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Lovely Birthday Book. THat would be Rome. I still haven't returned so my penny is still waiting for me!!!!

Hugs Ali x

Lesley said...

This is such a fab little book. Love the colours.
Are you in Rome today?

iReneM said...

Cor! Lovely word book, Brenda.
I have been to Italy but have never visited Rome.

x

lisa said...

Another place on my wish list, Brenda. You're in beautiful Rome today.
Hugs Lisax

Violets Corner said...

Rome! My favourite city too :)

Fab word book!

Hugs
Maarit

Butterflies said...

Rome, looks lovely and so does your card!

SannaS said...

aaaahhh, Rome!! Gorgeous city with all those fabulous places to go!! =)
Gorgeous word book!!!
Hugs, SannaS

Juls said...

hope you are enjoying your hols!! Love the wordbook..so fun and funky!!! Love the polka dots!! Hugs Juls

Rosa-kreattiva said...

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Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love Rome- except for all the graffiti!

Sarah A said...

I have always loved visitin Romae as there is alwasy something new to discovver that I didn't see the last time I visited!

Sarah x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Rome! i wish i could go back to visit

Jackie said...

Love the word book!

You went to Rome.

HazelQ said...

I believe you are in Rome, that's actually one of the cities I'm dying to visit! Nice word book :)
Hugs
Hazel

Lora said...

Love the word book!
You are in Rome this time :)
Lora x

flummy (sigrid) said...

Hey!!! I hope you enjoyed the time in Rome!! I've never been there...

Sarenka said...

You went to Rome.

Skrapbuker said...

Rooooooooome! This is definitely a must visit for me sometime in my lifetime!

Tigs said...

You are in Rome.
Love the birthday book you've made.

TanySol said...

Beautiful book!
Rome - fantastic city!!!

Jessica L said...

Rome...beautiful city. And a lovely book!

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