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Friday, 26 August 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge

An exciting day for us today, as my daughter
and grandchildren are coming up to stay for the weekend.
It is their first visit to our new home in Suffolk.
So I won't be around over the weekend
but will catch up after.
Hubby's birthday on Bank Holiday Monday too.

First off I must welcome my new follower Lorraine.
Thank you for taking time to follow me and hope you pop in again.

My adorable snowman is called Snowman Song.
He is from one of our amazing sponsors, Crafty Sentiments.

I love snowmen but am very fussy with their faces!
Sad I know but I don't like ugly ones.
This one has a lovely cheerful smile and is easy to colour.

Our theme for this weeks challenge at
Winter Wonderland is a choice of two.

Firstly the one I have done is 
White with One Other Colour
A Little Bird Told Me.

In fact this image covers both!!
The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
There are various note sizes, 
so if you click on their name,
it will take you to the page with all the sizes.

We have 2 sponsors this week.

and their fab prize is a £10 voucher to use in their online store

Also, as mentioned above, Crafty Sentiments.
They are giving the winner 3 Free Digis.

Check out the Winter Wonderland blog here, for more
inspiration from my fab Teamies.

Also you can pop in on our sponsors,
So you can see what you would like as your prize!!

Good luck to you all and thanks for dropping by.
Don't forget to leave me a message so I can pop over
 to your blog too and leave you a message.

Big hugs,


Sunday, 21 August 2016

August Birthdays

We have lots of birthdays this month and these 2 cards were both on
  the 20th, yesterday.

The first one is for my lovely friend Sue,
 who I sadly left behind in West Sussex. Miss You loads!!
She just adores Forever Friends Bears. 
I did 3D him and even added another one inside!!

This next one was for my friend Jan. 
She moved up here to Suffolk, 11 years ago. 
So we are really enjoying being so close again.
The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons access site here
I do love this ribbon as it does 2 jobs, sentiment 
and embellishment.

We finally got our swing bench up.

This is one of my 5 hanging baskets. They have all done well
considering I was late doing them.

Our neighbour took us on a walk to the beach near us.
We went the long but more scenic route but was well worth it.
This was one stop and had to take a couple of pics of the view.
We didn't expect this.

We carried on through the woods and ended 
up nearer the sandy beach.
We then went the quicker route home, which only took 15 minutes!

I think this is going to be another regular walk for us.
We are so lucky to live here. 

I'm late again!! 
It's 1.10am and I have to be up at 6.30am,
 as we are doing a Craft Fair. I was going to say tomorrow
but it is today. So off to my bed!

Thanks for popping in and to those of you that leave me a message,
an extra big thank you!!


Carol xxxx

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Crafty Ribbons Challenge 163 - Anything Goes

Firstly, I would love to welcome my new followers.
Thank you for taking the time to join me.
I hope you enjoy your visit 
and pop in and leave a message, so I know you have been.

What a palaver trying to get a decent photo!!
It has been so dark and gloomy here, I couldn't get an acceptable picture.
I got up early again this morning, (Wednesday) 
as it appeared to be a bit brighter.
It's back to gloomy and dark again now!!
Is it really Summer?!!!

I am having the lights on during the day in my craft room.
I took some with the lights on and it just bounced off the ribbon
 and distorted the images!
This picture is the best I could get, but not as good as in real life.

The theme for this weeks 
is easy peasy:
Anything Goes!!

There is as always, a great prize for the winner.

So get those cards, projects, or whatever you would like to do,
onto the challenge page HERE.

This ribbon is amazing and the detail is brilliant.
How they got such clear images on Gross Grain Ribbon
is beyond me!!

It's called Retro Car Ribbon and available HERE.

We saw cars like this when we went to Florida. 
My Daughter and family are going there today, to the Tampa area.
As she is the Production Manager of TUI (Thomson Holidays) 
 Specialist brochures, she gets a few perks!

This is actually an easel card! Can't you see that?!!!!Lol!

I cut the ribbon into sections and attached them to pieces of white card.
I then backed them with a piece of black card.
The top right and bottom left cars are actually 3D and the other 2 laid flat.

So get those entries in to have chance of winning.

This is the last challenge for the 'Buttons'  DT for a few weeks.
So pop over to the blog for more super inspiration from my talented Teamies.

There is one more challenge from the  Bows Team on 11th August.
We then have a Summer break.

The Buttons team will be back on the 1st September,
with the theme of Anything Goes.

Thank you for you support.

Big hugs,

Carol xxxx