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Friday, 29 January 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Welcome to our new Snowflakes challenge at Winter Wonderland.

Our theme this week is

Pastel Colours.
You do not have to use a Christmas image yet.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is

and for the winner, their generous prize is
$12 Voucher

I chose to make a bag, using a paper mache blank.
I coloured some white paper using Distress Ink and then randomly
stamped images over it.

The main image stamps are from Lili of the Valley.

Some of the flowers I made myself and others are from my stash.

The fun bit was making it in my new craft room!!
If you have seen those 'Hoarder' programmes on TV, my room
 is a bit like that at the moment. I only have a small space on my desk.
The contents of the bedrooms surrounds me.

We had the carpet laid in the lounge and dining room yesterday, Tuesday.
At the same time, we had the decorators painting in the hall and the plumber,
replacing the rusty radiators in both bathrooms, with heated towel rails. 
Along with the carpenter replacing the door handles!!
Another quiet day! But well worth it!

As I am writing this, the carpet fitters have arrived 
to lay the carpets in the bedrooms and hall.

The painters and carpenter have retreated for a coffee break!
This should be their last day.

The electrician is coming later this afternoon, to finish putting up the lights.
Hopefully that will be the end to the mayhem
and we can then finally unpack everything!

I can't believe that we have only been here for 6 weeks!!

This is the other side. I can't do both sides the same. Too boring!

Hope you will pop over to the Winter Wonderland challenge,
to see the stunning makes from our lovely Snowflake Teamies.

We have a number of new members and all are amazing crafters.

Don't forget you have to be in it to win it!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit, as you know,
I love reading your lovely messages.



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,


Friday, 8 January 2016

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall!!!

Hi there, it's me here!!
I am never moving house ever again!!
What a nightmare!!
We have had even more problems with the internet, (AOL), as we upgraded to
Windows 10 before we moved. Apparently, AOL was not compatible with it.
They then had an upgrade to download, but it did not work for us.
To cut a very long story short, 3 days and 3 different technicians,
they finally sorted us out! Well nearly......technician number 2, messed up 
our main computer so bad, hubby lost all saved emails!
Then I had lost my access to all my blogs!!
Another 4 hours later, all was ok!!

We have been really busy and have got my craft room ready for the carpet to
go down and then all the woodwork to be replaced.
We bought all the shelving and work tops with us.

On Monday morning at 8am, (ugh!!) we have carpenter, decorators and 
a plumber starting work here. 
They have said it will take around 2 weeks or just over. 
On Tuesday, an electrician will also start! 
Plenty of tea and biscuits me thinks!!

It should be a bit of fun too, as the carpenter is an Australian, 
from the same area as my husband! So we had a lot of Australian
strange words being used, when they came to give us a quote.

This is a mirror I made before we move and has been sitting is draft
for a while.

I painted it with Paper Artsy Chalk Paint I bought from the Craft Barn.
Along with my favourite mask, Honeysuckle, from Imagination Crafts.
Also the diamond shapes that were from Tando .

The die in the background is from Sizzix. The name escapes me and 
all my dies are buried in the spare bedroom.

The blue flowers I made but the others were bought from Hobbycraft.

Well that is it for now. I am doing my first craft fair up here on the 1st March.
It's in a hotel on the beach. So I am hoping my room will be ready in
time for me to make some more stock.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me all the wonderful, supportive messages.
you are such amazing friends.

Biggest hugs,