Friday, 14 August 2015

ABNH - Metalic


I am starting with my first Christmas card of the year. Today's card, is about metalic at the A Blog Named Hero.

The side panel is stamped with HA Tiny Stars in black and heat embossed.  The splatters are heat embossed in gold by using SU Grundges.  Added a narrow gold strip.  The sentiment is from Wplus9 and the cute little penguin is from Mama Elephant.

In-laid the die cut sentiment

Here is part two of my Scandinavia trip, if you have want to see part one, you could have a peep here.  There are lots of pictures on this posting and I hope I won't bored you.

Nobel Price Center in Olso, Norway

There are lots of waterfalls in the region

We had a train and ferry tour.  Up high in the mountain, the glaciers are still visible.

I 've been wanting to see The fjords for several years already and finally the day has arrived....

Several narrow waterfalls within a small a mountain

To our surprise, there are so many tunnels in Norway and I think we had driven about 70 tunnels within 2 weeks ranging from 500m to 24.5km.  

Yes, 24.5km tunnel - it's the longest tunnel in the world.  Because it's so long, every 6km there are special lightings designed in the tunnel and there is even a round-about!  This is my first very special light-up and a round-about in a tunnel!

Another waterfall along the way

Bergen - World Heritage City

more fjords....

Ok. I won't lie!  This is the coldest summer holiday we ever had and everyone was not happy with it - it was about 12-18 degrees celcius.  But with the breathtaking landscapes and views - I am ok with it!

One of our chalets in a beautiful nature area

view from our chalet

view from our chalet at 11pm - sun still shinning.  It never gets dark when we were there!

Did a hike to a mountain. About 400m above sea level

Towards the end of the holiday at Southern part of Norway, Stavanger.  One of the cutest and colourful wooden houses I have even seen!

I hope you have enjoyed some of Norway.  I know the fjord pictures were not as great but you have to be there to exprience the real thing.  DH has driven more than 4000km in total out of which I drove only 20km in Germany.  I know I am not a driver but I had to drive in Germany as some part of the country has no speed limit so I drove my top speed at 150km!  Woohoo!

The kids are going on camp this weekend and the two oldies are taking the opportunity to fly out to Newcastle, UK.  

Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend!


Monika Reeck said...

so many lovely picture...
and your daughter taller than you wooohoooo
they are big so fast Lai Yoke..
send my regards to them
wish I can visit you one day..
and the penguin is so cuutee
lovely splatter and gold on your card
lovely layout
and sweet christmas card
hugs, Monika

Rosemary said...

lovely card... the little penguin is too cute!! love all the photos, lai-yoke! the fjords are just gorgeous!

Annette Allen said...

aww how fun are all your photos.. your kids are adorable.. thanks for sharing. looks like a great trip. I love your card..

Greta said...

LOVE seeing your pictures, Lai-Yoke! Looks like a vacation we'd love--even if it was cool! Your card is so unique & festive--love it!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Great card Lai-Yoke and wow, some great holiday pictures. I was in Norway a few years ago and indeed it is a gorgeous country! Enjoy your trip to the UK, seems that the fun still goes on for you!!

Martha said...

Lai-Yoke, what a lovely card & fabulous photos.

Darnell said...

Your first Christmas card of 2015 is beautiful and fun, Lai-Yoke!! I love how you have your penguin skating down the word!! Thank you for sharing all your photos of your amazing holiday!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Cat's sCrap said...

Beautiful pictures and lovely project ! Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Cat's sCrap.

Cat's sCrap said...

Beautifl project and pictures ! Bravo !

Hugs from France.

Greta said...

Congrats on your win at ABNH--enjoy your spending spree!