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Friday, 22 April 2016

Winter Blossoms at Winter Wonderland

Christmas is here again!!

Marie is our host for the Winter Wonderland challenge, 
for us, the Snowflakes team this week.

The theme is 
Winter Blossoms.

We have 2 great sponsors this week, so 2 wonderful prizes.

First Sponsor is
The Craft Barn - £10 voucher

Next Sponsor is
Bugaboo - 7 Digis 

How brilliant is that! Very generous sponsors here at WW.

My card is made with an image I have in a program on my computer.
It isn't what I had planned to make but I even struggled with this simple card.

I printed it twice and then cut out bits to 3D.

Actually I was quite pleased with how it turned out.
I am also very pleased to be so far ahead with my stash of Christmas cards
and we are not even at the end of April!

You possibly think, there is no way you want to make them already BUT 
remember that, when later in the year, you will wish you had!
I just enjoy making something different. 

So you know what you need to do to win one of the fab prizes.

Simple....sit and make a Winter Blossom Christmas card!!
Then link it to Winter Wonderland Blog and sit back and feel a bit smug!!
You now have started making your Christmas stash!!
Oh!! And you also have a great chance to win an amazing prize.....

......£10 to spend in an amazing Craft Shop - The Craft Barn
I know it is, as I was a Tutor there!

You could alternatively win 7 Digis of your choice, 
from one of the biggest selections around.....
.......Yes - 7 Digis from - Bugaboo Digi Stamps!

I suggest that you pop over to both sites and see what you would like to have.
That just might encourage you to make even 3 cards.
You can enter 3 different cards, as long as the theme is correct.

What are you waiting for?!!!!
Christmas!!Hee!! Hee!!

For a bag load of inspiration, my Snowflake Teamies have 
made some fab cards to get you going.
So take time out to view them here.

                               Thanks for popping in.                                     
I love reading your messages and get well notes. 
They are much appreciated. 
I am looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your entries
 and leaving you messages too.



Wednesday, 20 April 2016

On The Mend...... I Think!!!

Sorry I haven't visited you for a few days but this virus really
knocked me over! 
In 48 hours I only slept for just under 2 hours. Just constant coughing.
I managed to phone my sister on Monday to wish her Happy Birthday and 
I had to tell her who it was, as she didn't recognize my voice.
It still sounds the same but I slept for 4 hours last night, so feel a bit 
better at the moment.

So just a quick post to apologise and hopefully will gradually get 
around to you today.

This is another new stamp from Lili Of The Valley, Jasmine-Laptop.

Coloured with Distress Inks, just for a change!!

Sorry about the quality of pics, they look a bit blurry.

Thanks for popping in and will get back to you asap.

Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes



Friday, 15 April 2016

Happy Birthday Chrissy and Lili Of The Valley New Stamps

Happy Birthday Chrissy, over there in New Zealand!
Have a wonderful day.

I finally managed to not just look at my new stamps from Lili Of The Valley,
but to actually make a card with them. 

So easy to colour and just what is needed to fill a gap in the market.
Jasmine does that perfectly.

I coloured her with my trusty Distress Inks.
Flowers are cut with a Tim Holtz Die.

Short post today as under the weather again. Caught a coughing virus
from my dear husband. It wears you out coughing all day.
I got up at 5am this morning, as I got fed up with coughing and not sleeping!

Before I go and get yet more medicine, please pop over to 
Winter Wonderland Challenge blog.
A new challenge starts today and a great prize for the winner.
Also gets you ahead with making your Christmas cards.
Just had a peek and there are some awesome 
cards there for inspiration.

Thanks for popping in and your kind messages are 
always a treat to read.

I am actually entering my card into a couple of challenges!!

Lili of the Valley April Challenge on Facebook
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes

Carol S.xxxx

Friday, 8 April 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Baubles!

Welcome to our challenge this week at 

I am hosting the challenge this week on behalf of the Snowflakes Team.
 I chose the theme to be 

To join in the fun, please follow the rules,
 or you will not be entered into the draw for the prize.
It would be sad, if you spend the time making a beautiful Birthday card 
and it would not qualify for the draw!

Simple rules - Christmas Cards only. 
This week, somewhere on your card/project there must be a Bauble, 
or even a Bauble shape card as an idea.

 This is my DT card and I have made myself a Bauble shape  to attach 
my circular die cut image onto.

The image is a Digi, Joy Of Christmas, from our generous sponsor - 

I adore snowmen but I am very particular how they look.
This one is adorable and passed my test!!
He has a lovely smile and the little bird is so cute.

I printed him twice and 3D his scarf, hat trim, star and carrot nose.

You can find him here

Crafty Sentiments are very generously giving the prize this week,
which is 3 Digi Stamps.

So get making you entries, 3 per person, which increases your chance of winning.
Also, three cards made towards your Christmas stash!!

Then pop over to Winter Wonderland here and post your entries.
If you go there first, you can see the stunning designs from
my fellow Snowflake Teamies. Great inspiration.
Looking forward to visiting your blogs.

Thanks for popping in and just so appreciate your lovely messages
you take the time to leave me.

Big hugs,

Monday, 4 April 2016

Have a Heart and Thanks

I am doing a Craft Fair at The Cliff Hotel, in Gorleston, Suffolk tomorrow.

Really looking forward to it, as did very well last month on my first visit there!!
The weather is looking a lot better than we had last month.
Would love to see you if you live near enough to come.

This is a heart I made with weddings in mind.
It's a pretty big piece of MDF. Finished size about 12" x 8".

The paper I bought last year at Ally Pally. From which stall.... Who knows!!!

The Roses and Leaves I made with Artista Paper Clay. Just the same as 
making them with icing, petal by petal to whatever size you want.

Additional embellishments are from Anna Marie and Hobbycraft.

Health update. I am certainly loads better than I was. 
Result of the scan was a small stone lodged it my Kidney and they think that 
another large one has expelled itself.

They recommend that I have an Ultra-sound now, as they 
also saw Cysts on my liver!
Just waiting for an appointment.
So things are looking up and appears to be nothing really nasty. Phew!!

We had a nurse friend of mine come and stay with us from last Thursday
 until yesterday morning.
Was great to see her and we enjoyed showing some of the places 
we have found already. She loved it too.
The weather was amazing every day, so some visits to the beaches.
She had driven here from West Sussex, to also get her hair coloured and cut!!

A lovely lady and a great friend.
She's coming again in June!!

Thank you again for your support over the last weeks.
It helped me so much. You are all so lovely.
 Sending you all