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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.




Sarah said...

Such a beautiful bag Carol, and made, in what sounds like, total bedlam!! Sounds like it's never a dull moment but as you say it will be well worth it!! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation. love the end result Carol and gorgeous colours...have a good weekend.x

Carole said...

Fabulous bag carol....such pretty colours and how you managed to create with all that going on around you I do not know!! Just been checking that I am still there as a follower as blogger seems to be messing things about right now...but I see that i am so that's OK! Have a good weekend Hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a gorgeous bag Carol. Let me know when you are all sorted and we will come and visit you, sounds like mayhem at the moment but will be worth it x

Chrissy said...

Such a gorgeous bag Carol..I love flowers and all the very pretty. Glad you can see the light and the end of the decorating is going to be so worth while..hang in there, not long to go.


Debs said...

Gorgeous bag Carol - love the stamped background and pretty details. Sounds like a madhouse at the moment but sure to be worth it in the end.
Debs xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Carol
This is such a pretty bag, it wouldn't matter what the gift was the bag is gorgeous.
Isn't it amazing how such beauty can be created out of such chaos. I am sure it will all be worth it once everything is finished.
Crafty hugs

Diane said...

What a beautiful bag design Carol.

Hugs diane

vic said...

Hi Carole this bag is just the sweetest what a fab creation :)
Vic xx

mags said...

This is gorgeous Carol. A wonderful gift bag. Anyone would love to receive a gift in this.

Bianca said...

Hi Carol,
What a lovely bag. The colours are my absolut favourit colour combo and so very pritty. The stamps are very stuning to. Love your project! xx Bianca

Debs said...

Hi Carol - what a wally I am - thanks for pointing out my error - hope it wasn't spotted by too may lol!!!
Debs xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I hope things have settled down this week for you Carol.
I'm doing a bit of catching up so sorry I haven't been here before now.
What a gorgeous gift bag you have created with such beautiful stamps and floral details. This will certainly be treasured by the recipient.

Elise said...

Oh wow Carol! Such a STUNNING gift bag!!! And sounds like everything is winding down there .. whew! :) Slowly but surely everything has fallen into perfect place! :)

Hope you are doing very well sweetie! Have a lovely weekend!

Big hugs,

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, this is a gorgeous make! I hope everything is still going well and you are getting settled in your new home.
Hugs Lynsey x

Anne said...

I love decorating bags Carol and this is gorgeous, lovely work :)
Sounds like you've got your hands full there, it will be worth it when you're settled and everything is how you want it.

Anne xx

downrightcrafty said...

such a beautiful card
hugs Kate xx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous gift bag Carol lovely embellishments a and textures, enjoy your new craft room.
Hugs Julie xxx