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Friday, 26 February 2016

Winter Wonderland - Must Use A Sentiment

Thank goodness, the only Snowflakes around at the moment,
are the Winter Wonderland Design Teamies!!

This is our last week that you can use any season/event image.
Then it will be Christmas only projects or cards.

The theme this week is 
Must Use A Sentiment.

Our Sponsor this week is 

The prize for the winner this week is 3 Digis.
Pop over to see the stunning digis.

The Paper Shelter image I have used is called Hope.
I hope you like her. I think she is beautiful.
I coloured her with Distress Inks and highlighted with some Stickles.

I printed her onto Langton Watercolour  300gsm paper.
I cut her out using a Craft Too Lattice Frame Die.

The sentiment was a die I bought at Ally Pally and can't remember whose it is.

So get cracking and get your entries made. 
You can enter 3 times to better your chance of winning the great prize.
I am looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your makes.
I will leave a comment too.


We had Marianne (from Marianne's Craftroom) and her husband visit us on Monday.
It was so nice to see her again, as it was 2 years ago at Ally Pally, where
we first met. We had an enjoyable morning and looking forward
to meeting up again. Our husbands seemed to hit it off too, which was nice.
Marianne was also rather taken with my Dollshouse I think!

We are planning to meet up with Lynsey, who used to co-run the
Winter Wonderland challenge blog soon.

It's so nice to have people around that have the same interests.
We do so love it here in Suffolk and was the best move we could have done.
Well worth the problems and stress getting here!!

We are looking forward to the Spring and Summer, being so close to the beach!
The only downfall is Seagulls!! Hundreds of them!!
I have even managed to get a poop hit me on the top of my shoe!
Rather that than on my head though!
I must admit they are nicer than the pigeons we had before and 
lots of different types, to look at. 

So I am now getting back to the other part of my desk.
A book box is waiting to be finished.

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know you've been.
I do so love your messages.



Friday, 12 February 2016

My Hosting Winter Wonderland Challenge Post- Have A Heart!!

This is my first Winter Wonderland hosting for a challenge for 2016.

The theme this week is:

Have A Heart.

To qualify for the prize, somewhere there must be a heart on 
your card or project. Or if a card, could be the shape of the card.

As I am writing this, the sun is streaming in my craft room window.
It doesn't tell you that it is actually blimmin freezing out there though!!

At least it helped me make a card with a Spring feel to it.
I used a Little Claire Digi called Bunny With Tulips.
Such a sweet image and really enjoyed making it.

Little Claire are one of our sponsors this week, 
their prize is an amazing 6 Digi Images!!

Along with Crafters Companion,
whose prize is a £10 voucher to spend in their shop.

As you can see, a very sweet bunny!!

I used Distress Inks to colour this adorable image.
Along with papers from my stash.

For the background, I ran the card blank through my Joy Trouvaille machine, inside a Couture Creations A4 embossing folder called Tied Together.

I added the little hearts at the joins. They were the waste from another die! 
As were the little butterflies.

I used my Tim Holtz ruler with holes in it for the edge around the image.

So if you enter the WW challenge and you can enter 3 times, you will have 
the chance to get this gorgeous image along with 5 others!!

Oh! Don't forget that as it is still February, you don't have to 
make Christmas cards/projects. That is why my card is Spring like!

If you need more inspiration, pop over to the Winter Wonderland
blog and see the fantastic cards from my Snowflakes Teamies.

So join in the fun and you could win a great prize.

Thanks for your lovely messages and as you know
I do love to read them all.

Carol xxxx

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Oops!! A Forgotten One!!

Hi, Just found this still as draft!!
It was my Daughter's card at the end of November last year!!

The image is a Stamping Bella stamp I bought at The Craft Barn.

Stamped onto Langton Water Colour Paper Heavy card actually!!) and 
coloured with Distress Inks.

Very CAS as I didn't have access to many craft items at that time. Most
of it was packed in boxes!

We actually finished unpacking the house items yesterday.
The garage will have to wait until the weather is not so cold.

We are now just waiting for things we have ordered to be delivered.
Like 2 new sofas, a wardrobe, a metal headboard for our bed
 and made to measure venetian blinds.

The beds for the spare room came Friday evening. I say beds but 
they are one single bed with another underneath it.We only ordered
them the previous Friday! The sofas were ordered before Christmas!

At least we seem to be white dust free! It has been a job getting rid of it.
I think it was at it's worse when the hall ceiling and walls were sanded.
Every room, even with the doors shut, were covered in a white film.

I even put up my dollhouse up on Thursday. It took 2 days
to get everything into it. I forgot just how much was in it.
Especially the kitchen! All the Fimo fruit and veg I had made!!

We have put a few pictures on the walls which makes it more like home.

Now the bedlam is over, it was well worth 
doing the whole place in one go. Three weeks was long enough.

Thank you for your support during this time.
I couldn't have done it without you!

Have a lovely week,
Biggest hugs to you all,