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Sunday 17 January 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge

We are just about surviving, surrounded by decorators, boxes 
and nothing where it should be!!! Ohh! and loads of dust!!
The previous occupants of our house, decided to paint ceiling coving with gloss paint! 
Less said about that the better!

My craft room, lounge and dining room are now decorated.
They have started bedroom 2 and will be back in there on Monday.
Then when that is painted, we will move our bed etc into bedroom 2,
so they can then do our bedroom and ensuite.
The hall will be the last thing!

We are also having the loo and basin changed and a new shower 
in the ensuite. 
Then on Thursday, the old fireplace and fire are going to be 
removed from the lounge and replaced with a lovely light oak one.

The electrician is popping in some days also, to put up new lights in all the rooms.
We still can't find door handles we like!
Still trying to decide on curtains or blinds......decisions...decisions!!

That is where we are at with the work at the moment!
And I am still lousy at making tea!!

Now onto this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.

This is my card. ok I know it's a bit late on my blog. 
It was only a day late on the WW blog.
I managed to find somewhere to sit and make this card,
but then I couldn't find my lead to connect my camera to my computer!!
Rick eventually found it when we were putting the furniture
back into the lounge.
The computer was disconnected for a few days, when all the wood work
was being done in my craft room. So then I was able to put my card
onto the WW blog.

Our sponsors for this weeks challenge, which has the theme
Sparkle and Shine,
(Where I used to be a Tutor)
They are giving a whopping £10 voucher for the lucky winner.
That is where I bought the Stamping Bella stamp for my card.

The second Sponsor is
Three Digis to the second winner is their generous prize.

I think over the last few weeks, my mojo has been packed in a box 
with all my stash!! 
Now it was time to unpack it, it was nowhere to be seen!
My colouring was rubbish and I really struggled to get in the 'zone'!!

So for much better inspiration, pop over to see all the 
glorious makes from my amazing teamies here.

This card is also for my Granddaughter's 10th birthday on Wednesday.

Thanks for stopping by and listening to my moans!!
I think I am just tired, getting up early every morning.
Also all the stress of the selling  and moving has caught up with me.

Hang on in there as I will be back to myself soon,I promise.

Big hugs,



aussie aNNie said...

So stunning, beautiful colour combos and added beauties.x

Carole said...

Sparkle and shine!! ?? Just take a picture of your new abode...sounds like that is beginning to sparkle and shine. It's wearing though having workmen in the house all the time....but sounds like you have broken its back and are well down the line. It will be worth it in the end,though you must seem to have been at it for ages.
Your card is that image and your colouring looks fine to me and I am sure your 10 year old recipient will agree. As for your mojo...I think its just hanging back till all is ship shape and when you relax it will return! Take will get there. Hugs xx :)

Chrissy said...

I know it is so hard when you have all these workers through the house but look toward the end how lovely and fresh it is all going to be..I love your card and the image and colouring is gorgeous.Hang in there Carol..cant wait to see photos..


Debs said...

Sounds like a lot going on but all coming together nicely.
Fabulous card - love the image and the die cut mat.
Debs xx

Elise said...

HI Carol!!! Ooh your card is trulY BEAUTIFUL .. I so love Stamping Bella!!!

Glad to know you are in your new home .. and everything will come together! It is a lot of work .. but eventually .. rest will be at your side and you will be enjoying your new home whilst relaxing. :)

Sending biggest of hugs to you!!!!!!!

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, sounds like you are super busy! I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end! Love your pretty card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Chris said...

It's a beautiful card Carol and I'm sure you'll soon be back in your groove when all your decorating is finished. Hope you're settling in OK. Chris xx

Anne said...

Very pretty card carol, I'm sure your Grand Daughter will love it.
Anne xx

julie_woolston said...

Very pretty Carol I bet your Granddaughter loved it Hun.
Hugs Julie xxx