It was time to slow things down a little, and there’s nothing better than a simple morning walk on the beach for that!
I haven’t documented so much on these 2 days, as I was super busy finishing some client work and preparing for the trip.
Hence the a cute cat photo instead 🙂
Our patience with the rain was rewarded. On that Sunday, the weather was back to looking amazing, sunny and comforting. We went for a simple walk up the Portuguese cliff of (the popular surf contest) spot of Ribeira d’Ilhas.
Here I used some lettering from Creative Market and a digital stamp from Ali Edwards (peace and joy) that I added directly onto the right photo before printing it.
It was POU-RING rain on the 16th. To the point where all I wanted to do was to stay in bed ALL DAY. But we had stuff to do, so we decided to get out for a quick trip to town that day.
We still had a few presents to buy before leaving to France, and one of them was Port. We naturally decided it’d be much much better if we offered a Port we knew was amazing. I think…
I decided to make the 14th and 15th quite similar. I felt so cosy at home yet so excited about the festive season approaching that I thought I could use a sheet of felt and add the ‘spark’ word on it.
To mark the dates I simply used a tag and hand lettered it on the other side. I added Lisbon on the 14th as I remember us getting stuck in traffic on the way back and having a laugh…
This is a little bit of a special day for me. The 13th December is the day when Ste-Lucie is celebrated (my name!). I used to have a small present as a child (very often a hit CD with 2 songs you know!) and so I chose to record the date as a circle to remember that.
I was living in London for the last 6 years and they don’t mention name days there, but in Portugal (like in France…
On a Sunday, especially a sunny one, there’s nothing better than a run in the morning and to chill for the rest of the day. On Monday we also took it easy and went for a surf session in the afternoon.
Glitter star, text strips and LOVE YOU journal card are from Ali Edwards.
Lettering: my own
Pattern on the 12 journal card from Creative Market
Welcome to Day 10! It’s Saturday and the sun is shining bright outside. I went to the flower market in Lisbon and got this simple yet big and wonderful wreath for our entrance door.
Saturdays are also days when I go to get fresh flowers for work and I though this transparency would add the perfect touch here. I silver foiled it with the Minc machine.
Products used here:
Journal cards from Jasmine Jones’ digital kit
Acrylic stars from Ali…
The following days were very peaceful and focused on finishing work on time before the holidays start. We enjoyed some nice morning walks by the cliffs and some more decorating. The simple things!
One funny moment though was when I actually was filling up this layout on the evening of the 9th. I had chosen the words “peace, love and joy” but our puppy had decided to make a mess and lots of mistakes that evening! I thought I probably…
Our last day in London. I woke up super early to try to get some new shots with my Christmas present, and ended up in one of my favourite areas, Greenwich.
One thing I love during Christmas, is capturing wreaths. I just love how the doors become all dressed up and look so inviting and warming.
I may have cheated a little and added a snow overlay afterwards, but to be honest it really was grey and cold!
I was pretty glad when I…