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Friday 17 July 2015

The Most Adorable Snowmen

Hi everyone,
I have had the most amazing 10 days!
I will tell you all about it at the bottom of this post!!
We have a new challenge starting today at
The theme is Traditional Christmas Colours.
I have chosen to use a pre-coloured image from our Sponsor
It is called
The Most Adorable Snowmen.
It is also available as an outline digi.
I think you would agree, they are rather adorable.
I cut them out and used 3D foam pads to lift it off the background.

The gorgeous backing paper is also from our sponsor.
The 'snow' is American Snow Writer with Ultra Fine Glitter on top.
The sentiment is a very old stamp from my stash. I have heat embossed
it with Detail Gold Embossing powder.

The very generous prize from our sponsor is
$15 Gift Certificate.

Check out the stunning images and papers available here.
So get making your entries for this great challenge.
If you need further inspiration, then pop over to our blog and you can
see the stunning images used by our talented Teamies.
Now for my news!
When we went up to Suffolk for the second week of our holidays.
We went, not with 'holiday eyes', but with
'would we like to live here eyes'!
The answer was 'YES'!!
So we registered with some agents in Halesworth and Beccles.
We came back home on Friday and on the following Thursday,
we had 2 Estate Agents around to value our bungalow.
They both priced it way above what we expected!
The next day, I spotted a bungalow that seemed to have everything
we were looking for, on Rightmove.
Our friend in Beccles went to look at the village where it was.
We then made an appointment on the Monday morning,
for him to view the property on our behalf.
He phoned us straight after seeing it and said
 we should get straight up there to view it, as there was lot of interest in it.
The agent we chose to sell our bungalow, was the man that sold it to us,
 6 years ago.
He was amazed what we had done too it.
He was coming back on Monday at 2pm, to take photos and measurements.
The office phoned at midday and asked if I could do a viewing at 1.30pm
Of course I said yes!
They came, loved it and said they wanted it.
The agent came as they were leaving and they told him they wanted it!
They then went off for a chat.
They returned 5 minutes later and told the agent,
they wanted it and for the full asking price and off they went!!!
We were both shocked, as it wasn't officially on the market yet!!!
So in 40 minutes it was sold!!!
We went up to Suffolk on Wednesday to see the bungalow.
A 3 1/2 hours drive!
It was the best we had seen and in a lovely village, in a very quiet close.
We went to the agent later and put in an offer, which was accepted and then drove home!!
It was like a whirlwind.
So we are on the move, hopefully by the end of August/early September.
I will let you know how it is going.
Thank you for stopping by and hope I haven't bored you with my long post!!


Chrissy said...

Totally gorgeous card the image and that fabulous snow and texture..brilliant..
Congrats on the sale of your home..40 mins..WOW!!..and to buy just like that is awesome..good luck with the move and hope you made sure there is a craftroom just for you.


Sarah said...

Love your card Carol and what a gorgeous snowman. Great texture with your glittery snow too. I am so happy for you and SO quick for you too. Hope everything goes smoothly xx

Carole said...

Wow you certainly get a move on don't you (excuse the pun)...OK stop groaning...your card is fabulous with the cute snowman and all your dimension with the snow.Good luck with everything.Hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Catching up after my hol, love your super cute card. Hope all goes well with the planned move x

The Little Stamper said...

Hi Carol - what exciting news for you! My parents have had an identical experience lately…it's great when everything falls in to place like that isn't it!

PS- I love your card too - so cheery and Christmassy!!

Sharon x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Carol
Great card. And fantastic house news. This sounds like a dream come true. I love Suffolk especially around the Halesworth area - Ilkeshall St Lawerence is my absolute favourite little hamlet. I wish you all the very best in your new home.

Heike said...

An absolutely stunning project and Christmas scene. It is so detailed.

If you want to see larger images of my projects, just click onto the link to my Trimcraft gallery. There you can also find full lists of products used for the items - and even the Trimcraft product codes.

Hugs, Heike xx

Louise said...

Oh my goodness Carol, what a whirlwind time and such fab news about your sudden house move. It's obviously 'meant to be' with all the pieces coming together so well.

Love your card BTW - all that gorgeous texture. xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol wow what quick work selling your bungalow! I hope it all goes well! Your card is gorgeous by the way!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sue - said...

Absolutely stunning card Carol and what exciting news too! That has to be the way to sell a house only 40 mins and no hassle. Hope it all goes through with no problems for you.

Shelly said...

Cool card Carol! Love the snow effect! Ohhh I think you're in for a very interesting and exciting few months...congrats on selling your bungalow! Good luck with it all, Shelly xx

Pop's Cards said...

WOW this is simply amazing sweetie hugs Pops x

Diane said...

Love your card Carol and what a gorgeous snowman and dimensions. Congratulations on selling your home and how exciting to move in such a lovely village.

Hugs Diane

aussie aNNie said...

Ah and here I was hoping you'd get hubby to move back to Australia.... :(

congrats to you both on your sale, purchase and hope you have a spare room when I eventually come to visit....

love your card and added

Anne said...

Congratulations on your move, it certainly sounds like it was meant to be - I hope the rest of it goes just as smoothly for you.
Love the card - that snow is perfect!
Anne x

Elise said...

Carol! A huge CONGRATULATIONS on your new home!!!!!! How exciting and can't wait to hear all about your move! :)

As for your card .. wow wow wow .. it's absolutely GOR-GEOUS!!!!!!!!! I love the colors, the textures, the scene .. everything is just PERFECTLY STUNNING! Love this!

Big Hugs,