Friday, January 10, 2014

Just You and Me

It's Friday, and my very first Unity Friends with Flair post for the year!!  So very glad to be back and I will try harder to post every week.

I've had 2 wonderful weeks in Malaysia, and it was great to spend Christmas with my parents and a short trip to Cambodia.  Towards the end of the trip I caught a flu bug and had to start the year being sick :)

My sister had given me this beautiful border lace and the fabric flower which I think dressed up this card nicely.  I used the image from Stamp of the Week - Let Beauty Surround You, and coloured the girl's top to match the colour of the flower.  The sentiment is from the PH set And for a Moment.  Have you seen the new Phyllis Harris stamps?  I can't wait to get them :) So excited!

And, since I mentioned Cambodia, I'll share some pics from the trip.  I visited Siem Reap, well known for its amazing temples, one of which was the site where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed.  I had a great time, and really enjoyed the food as well as a peek into the lives of the locals.  It's a place I wouldn't mind going again...

This was the temple area where Tomb Raider was filmed. Look at that amazing tree growing on top of the temple!

A closer look at the temple

Amazing engineering, in the 12th century, man figured out how to distribute the weight away from the centre of the structure

Long corridor just outside the temple

View from the top of the highest temple in Angkor Wat

The guide told us this is the difficult climb to the temple, the height of the temple brings one closer to heaven.

Another temple view

The 4 smiling faces of buddha

This tree gleams in the sun, coppery and so beautiful

A visit to the waterfall on Mt Kulen

My favourite dessert in Cambodia - Chocolate Banana Pancake, absolutely delicious!!
Hope you enjoy the pics.

Have a great weekend!!
Kary

18 comments:

Donna K said...

So sorry you started out the year with the flu bug, Kary!! Your trip sounds and looks amazing from the photos...how nice to travel and be with family sometimes. As for your card, it is just lovely, such a beautiful, sweet little creation. I love how you added that gorgeous flower in the corner and the delicate lace. FAB coloring as always! Feel better soon!

Kris said...

Waht a beautiful card Kary. I LOVE your pics from your time away - those temple shots are so amazing. Hope you're on the mend, the flu can be so ugly.

Cynthia said...

Your card is precious, Kary! The photos from your trip are beautiful. How fortunate you are to visit such ancient ruins.

Rachel W K said...

your photos are so beautiful. cambodia looks like such a lovely place. your card is gorgeous and the coloring is wonderful, as usual! hope you're feeling better soon :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Lindsey said...

Thank you for sharing your travel photos and your card, Kary! Gorgeous design as always. Belated Happy New Year to you! Hope you are over your bug.

Ruby said...

Kary The card is stunning. You are truly gifted. Glad that you are back safe. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. It was like taking a virtual trip. It must have been a wonderful time with your parents. They must miss you. Glad to see you back here on Friday.

Julie Odil said...

I really enjoyed your post, Kary. I loved the pictures of Cambodia and the temple. And your card, of course, is exquisite. I hope you are feeling MUCH better!

Maxine D said...

What an amazing card - this is stunning Kary!!
Thanks for the look into Cambodia- it looks fascinating!
Hope you are better now.
Blessings
Maxine

jmahugger said...

Beautiful Card!

Jen M said...

Beautiful card, Kary! That lace is amazing! I'm sorry you were sick but what a trip you had! The pics are great; thanks for sharing them! That pancake sounds... great but not good for my goals this year. :)

Dr. Ivy said...

Kary, amazing card. I love the lace and flower and your coloring is amazing. Your cards are always beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your trip, so gorgeous. Glad you are feeling better.

Gaylynn said...

Wow your sweet card is lovely. Wonderful design and colors. And thanks for the picture tour. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Angeline Choo said...

Kary, your card is stunning as always! Your coloring is spot on. Your vacay pix are great. :) I;m sure it was fun!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

Gorgeous flower on your card and I love the PH image you paired it with! nicely done

Corrie said...

Love the card and I love the pictures of your trip. You must have had a great trip but sorry you got the flu for part of it

Marlena M. said...

Lovely card Kary~gorgeous bloom! I love the way it matches the shirt~

Laura Turcotte said...

Sorry about the flu bug, but man! You totally rocked this card!

Miwa said...

What a beautiful card! So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pictures - it's so fun to see! Looks like an awesome place! Hope you're feeling better soon, too... *hugs*

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