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Saturday 5 July 2014

Exciting News Times Two!!

Hi everyone,
Sorry, but get a cuppa, as this post does go on a bit!!
Sorry I haven't been visiting your blogs, but I have just returned from a holiday in The Lake District. The weather was very kind to us, by staying mainly dry. We just saw a drop of rain one day, when we were driving up into the mountains.
We stayed in a brilliant Guest House, The Ravensworth, in Windemere for a few days. I have put a photo and a link on my side bar. We had an amazing bed, in a beautiful big room and a very large ensuite. All spotless and even had slippers and dressing gowns. Nick and Cheryl, that own the house, were very kind. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were very friendly too. The breakfasts were the best choice and quality we had ever had!
We mainly  had  our evening meals in The Lighthouse Restaurant, just a 5 minute walk from The Ravensworth. We were generally served by Monica, who was so genuinely lovely. Very friendly and she always found time for a chat and ready to recommend a meal too.
One morning, we were just going up to our room, when we spotted Monica in the kitchen. It turned out that both Monica and her husband, Sergio, lived and worked at The Ravensworth too!
I am not on commission, but feel that such nice people, that work very hard to look after their visitors, should get a recommendation!!
My first piece of news is......... I have been asked to join the DT Team, at Crafting For All  Seasons Challenge Blog! I feel very honoured and I have to thank my dearest friend Annie, for putting me forward to Carol, who runs the blog.
My second piece of very exciting news,.......... Sandy at The Craft Barn, has asked me to return as a Tutor, to run a club, for people that want to sell their craft items! My first class is on Thursday 28th August and already have 11 people booked on it. At the moment, I will just be doing one class a month and really looking forward to it. I always had great fun in my classes.
Well that's all my news!
This card I made before my hols and I just love this Lili of the Valley, Midsummers Night, Fairy stamp.
The base card I bought at Ally Pally, pointed out to me by Marianne Fisher. The two backing papers from my stash and dies used are from Go Create.
The flower is made from Martha Stewart Paper clay. My addiction of the moment!

I used my Distress Inks to paint her with. I stamped the moon twice and layered it over the main image. Added some Stickles wherever I fancied!!

Well hope your cuppa didn't get cold whilst reading my ramblings! Lol!
I will try to get to all of your blogs over the next couple of days, to see what beauties I have missed.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by and leaving your treasured comments.
Carol S.xx


Heike said...

A gorgeous card with an adorable image and in great colours.

By the sound of things you had a fantastic holiday. And what a great tip for the accommodation. We used a great guesthouse in Windermere a couple of times until it was sold and have not been back since. And congratulations on your new DT post!

Heike xx

Chrissy said...

Lovely to have you back Carol and what a gorgeous card to pretty and love your new hobby with the flower...beautiful.
Congratulations on your new postions...looks like we both hit the jack
Sounded like a holiday to die for..I would love to stay in a place like the robe and slippers touch..


aussie aNNie said...

Hi and welcome home Carol....glad you had time to make a gorgeous card and sweet image and flower....Your holiday sounds awesome...and one day we hope to do the same, not while dad is with us.
I was pleased when I heard to accepted the position at CFAS, sadly as you know I need to leave due to personal commitments but you will have soon..
luv aNNIe xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

vic said...

Gorgeous card carol the image is just beautiful and I love the purple card :) huge congrats on your design team spot and teaching spot that's fab news!!!! Woohoo :)
Have a great day
Vic x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I thought you must have been away, glad you had a lovely time, the guest house sounds fab but I can't get the link to work. Congrats on your fab news too, wish I lived nearer. Gorgeous card, glad you like the card base. My fave colour too. xx

Annette said...

Gorgeous card Carol, and many congrats on your news. How exciting! :0)

Sarah said...

Sounds like a lovely place to have visited, it always makes such a huge difference if you stay somewhere nice. Love your pretty card, the stamp is so sweet and your colour choice is perfect xx

Carole said...

Beautiful card carol, love the purple and your colouring of the image is superb. Glad you enjoyed the Lakes. Funnily enough we stayed at The Ravensworth a few years ago. I am thinking it may have changed hands since then! Congrats on your design post and tutor chance of you getting up to mischief...far too busy!!

debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous card.
Sounds like you had a fabulous time in the Lake District.

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

I'm glad you had such a good holiday! Windermere is so beautiful and it's lovely that you stayed at such a nice place.
Congratulations on your fantastic news! So well deserved. I love your card too. The purples look so pretty and the flower is a gorgeous addition.

aussie aNNie said...

Just checking up on you.xxxx

shampylou30 said...

Hi Carol. Glad you had a great holiday. Love your card very pretty colour combo good luck with your DT work and your classes xxxx

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card Carol, beautiful colour. Glad you enjoyed your holiday and congrats on your DT spot and classes. hugs Teresa x

Elise said...

Yayyyyy! A HUGE Congratulations to you Carol!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go and very well deserved!!!!!!!! :) So happy and excited for you!

Glad to hear that your vacation was fabulous as well! And your lotv card .. sigh .. she's one of my fave's .. I love it! Simply STUNNING sweetie!

Big Hugs,