Thursday 9 April 2015

Confessions of a Cruise Chick Part 2 - and a Card!

Hello! How is everyone today? I've got some more photos and stories to share with you of my recent Cruise to the South Pacific and Fiji. So, a bit of a warning - this post will be photo heavy but if you are just here for my card, just keep on scrollin' to the end ;)

First I would like to share the card that I just made which was inspired by the challenges over at Less Is More and ShowCASe your Style. The card is a little tribute to my friends and family who came on the trip with me.

Here is my card

all stamps and dies are from Whimsy Stamps.

I used the sketch at 

and the colour theme at Less is More - predominately black

My card really sums up the trip and cannot wait to plan the next one.

Ok, onto the photos.

Lautoka, Fiji

This was a special day for us Cruise Chicks. My mum had organised with the Fijian Embassy in Australia for us to visit a village which was for single mothers and their children. Mum organised all us girls to bring stuff with us that could be donated - toys, clothes etc. 

So, here are the photos from that visit. It was simply amazing (just like my mum) and they made beautiful garlands for us to wear, a yummy lunch and sang and danced for us.

Our transport to the village. Yep, hop in the back and hold on for your life lol

The kiddies waiting patiently for their presents

Dancing, smiling and having fun :)

My sister and mum handing out goodies 

Playing soccer with the kids. They loved the new balls, bats and toys that mum brought for them

After we spent a number of hours in the village, we went back to town and did a bit of sightseeing. Then it was back to the ship. Next stop Suva.

Suva, Fiji

Today we hopped off the ship and had photos with our 'Bulla Men' as we called them. Then organised a tour to see the city and visit the Colo-I-Suva Forest Park to see the rainforest and swimming hole/waterfall

yep, me with the 'Bulla Men' :)

Our tour guide was very happy to have photos taken (my idiot sister photo bombed it, though lol)

walking down, down, down to get to the water

Wasn't as big as we thought but it was beautiful. There was a young lad who went swinging off a rope into the water doing all sorts of acrobatics. Crazy!

Peta-Marie had a go. There she is letting go of the rope. Even my mum had a go which scared the crappa out of me....

Ok! There is part 2 done and dusted. More photos will come and maybe even some incriminating ones... if you are lucky ;)

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Fabulous card and fabulous photos. What an awesome Mum to arrange the trip to the village and for you all to take gifts. I bet the kids were so excited. You do realize that most of the photos of you from this trip include big hunky men don't you????? lol


    Karen xxx

  2. Love your card and your pix too - thanks for sharing your memories of what looks like a memorable vacation


  3. Your card is amazing Kylie, fab layout! Love all your photos, you have had a wonderful time 😀
    Val x

  4. What a lovely idea your Mum had, love that plunge pool. Stunning.:)

  5. Wow Kylie, what an amazing journey - have seen parts 1 and 2 - looking forward to the next chapter!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  6. the most perfect card for your trip buddies. What a dream hols, the photos are amazing..keep them coming xx

  7. OMG Kylie your card is AMAZING! Love the take on this week's LIM challenge and thanks so much for playing along. OH those hunky guys you've got on each arm look kind of amazing too!!! Fabulous photos and looks like you have a brilliant time. Sarah (Less is More)

  8. Love your card Kylie, fabulous design. Gorgeous photos too...would love to see that part of the world someday. Carol x

  9. Really fabulous card Kylie!! :) Great take on both challenges!
    LOVE your photos!! It looks like you had the time of your life!! So fun!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  10. First off...that is one amazing card, Kylie! Love the graphic design! And secondly, thanks so much for sharing your pics...looks like you had a fabulous time! And, I bet you are already counting down the days until your next one :)

  11. Love the cool graphic look of the card! Great pics by the way, seems you had a blast :)

  12. That looks like a fabulous trip! LOVE your card...very clean and graphic and perfect for the LIM challenge!

  13. Love the card you make for your fellow shipmates! :) I'm sure they are going to love it too. You have made it very special for them with all the little prezzies you gave them when they boarded. You are so sweet!!

    Love the pics. How awesome is your mum??!! LOVE that she organized the meet with the single mom's and their kids and they you took them some goodies to play with. So awesome!

    Too bad you couldn't bring one of those Bulla Men back with you :) Looking forward to the next batch of photos. xx

  14. Fabulous card and terrific pictures Kylie! Looks like an amazing trip!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  15. Thanks for sharing all of these great photos with us! How sweet of your mum to organize gifts for those! I'm amazed that you jumped into the back of that truck...LOL! Great pics and fabulous card, Kylie!


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