Friday 26 August 2016

Amazing Memories! Europe 2016 Part 1 - London

Hi there everyone! I hope you were able to catch up on all the fun we had at the HLS Craft Retreat with my previous post. If not, you can check it out HERE.

I wanted to share a few photos with you of my trip away and also the cards that I made at the retreat.
I've got some amazing memories here and it was an experience that I was so lucky to share with so many people.

Here we are ready to fly out of Sydney. This was the long haul flight to Dubai (14.5 hours!).  The next flight to London was about 8 hours.

Left to Right: Maree (my mum), Me, Simone (my best friend), Anne (Simone's mum)

This is Simone and my first trip overseas together. We have been best friends for 36 years so it was about time!

First stop - London! We did plenty of sightseeing. The morning we arrived, we didn't waste any time. We got on the Hop On-Hop Off Bus tour to see the city. Pity I dropped my camera on the very first day.... From then on, I relied on my phone. Lucky they take a fairly decent photo!

London in Brief:

| City Sightseeing - bus and cruise | Greenwich Markets | Thriller Live! at the Lyric Theatre | Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre | Motown at the Shaftesbury Theatre | Madam Tussauds | Covent Garden | London Eye | Harrods | 

Here are some of my favourite shots from London

Selfie on the London Eye

Sandie and I cruising the river Thames
Tower Bridge
Tower of London

walking down Oxford street

Shakespeares Head Tavern - Carnaby Street

Madame Tussauds was one of my favourite outings. I'm a bit of a Star Wars and Sherlock Holmes fan and there were fantastic exhibitions on at the time :) Callum and I had a blast!

Callum and I with the royal fam

Had to get a shot with Yoda and play with the light sabers!
who doesn't love Shrek?
Every girls dream.... flying the Millennium Falcon
kickin' it back with Han Solo

Well that's enough of that! I've probably bored you silly lol.

I would now like to share the cards that I made at the HLS Craft Retreat.

All these cards were made using Brushos. There was actually very little stamping and a lot of die cutting. The best thing about the retreat was everyone bought a bit of their stash from home and we got to share. What an amazing time we had - thanks to all you gals for making it such an unforgettable weekend. 

Thanks for popping in today. I really appreciate it :)

I did a bit of a calculation on how long it took me to get home from Spain. Door to door it was over 36 hours. Wow.... no wonder that jet lag is a killer!


  1. FABULOUS post, lovely pix, looks like you all had a fantabulous time

    Great to meet you Kylie ... can't wait for the next one!


  2. Fab recap, can't wait for the next one!
    That gardenia die got around a bit! :)

  3. Looks like you had a fabulous time in London!! But I don't know how you had the energy for all that after the long long flight! Great cards from the retreat - love them all!

  4. *Sigh* Looks like the most perfect holiday ever! It must have been wonderful to share it with your mom and best friend, too. And all those wonderful activities and sights!!! *happy sigh* Hope by now the jet lag is a thing of the past, and that you're enjoying the memories. You made those with Brushos???!!! They are simply fantastic! So CAS and such vivid colors. I'm very impressed. Miss USA, aka Darnell said she had a great time and love the Brushos, too. Bev


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