Saturday, 28 May 2016

Little Folk, and a giveaway…

 

 

 

Good evening crafters, I thought I’d grab a quick ten minutes to myself and write a post while things are quiet here!

Jess is home for a few days and snuggled up watching tv with Manny - and Joe is away at a festival until Monday. Keith has just gone in the bath after spending all day pulling the floor up in our lounge. We have a big chest in the bay window so that area rarely gets walked on, I just lean over to wash the windowsill and draw the curtains. A few days ago I stood on the chest to clean the windows and felt the whole thing move, to cut a long story short we have wet rot under the floor and 2 of the joists have just rotted away – it was lucky I didn’t go crashing through!

 

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So, my carpet has had to come up and there is laminate under that which is glued down so is a nightmare to remove. The local builder had a look and said replacing the joists is not a problem but we need to find out where the water is coming from that’s causing the mould. We’ve never had a damp problem and luckily it only seems to be in the bay so hopefully it won’t turn into a huge job. We’ve been toying with replacing the floors downstairs with wood for a couple of years so this might give us the push we needed to do it!

 

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Just before my card I have news - there is no challenge this week on the Ribbon Girl blog so Mary and Andrea are having a little giveaway instead. Just head over there and leave a comment letting them know what you would make with these gorgeous goodies…

One lucky entry will receive a pad of the gorgeous new 'Purple Rain' 12x12 paper by Galeria Papieru, 5mts of Mauve Mist Seam Binding, Bunch of 3 Lilac Ballerina Blossoms, 1mt of  'Jennifer' pale lilac lace and 1mt of 38mm Lilac Faux Silk!

The winner will be announced on Sunday 5th June when the challenge will be back

 

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This card is one I did as part of a series for the April issue of Quick Cards using the Lili of the Valley ‘Little Folk’. I was pleased when this one made the cover and I have had some lovely feedback about the whole set…

 

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I would never have chosen such bright colours normally but I loved how they worked with the images once I started to put them together.

I used foam pads so there was lots of dimension, and my new favourite embellishment – sequins!

 

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Hope you like it, thanks as always for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me feedback. Have a lovely weekend everyone xx

 

 

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22 comments:

  1. Good luck with the rot problem, it can really be a nightmare to sort out. At least it's warmer now so there should be no freezing draughts getting in while the floor is up.
    love the card and the bright colours you've used.
    Sharon x

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  2. Adorable card! Love the color combination and that cute little diver!
    Fabulous prize in such a pretty color! Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Thanks very much Denise, great giveaway isn't it!

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  3. Really sorry to hear about your floor problem. You were very lucky not to go through the floor. I hope it sorted quickly and cheaply for you.
    Fantastic card Anne! I'm a subscriber to Quick Cards and love seeing your cards published there, it makes me feel like I've met a celebrity! Debra x

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    1. Haha that made me laugh Debra... celebrity!!
      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are well x

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  4. Hi Anne - I love your wonderful little folk card. You have put together such lovely colours. I am sorry about your floor - I go wonky at house renovations - I have well and truly had my fill, over the years we have done up several houses and finally moved to our house which did n't need major work which then flipping flooded! - more DIY upheaval! Hope your floor is sorted soon. have a super Bank Holiday.
    Sue...xxx
    Sue...xxx

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    1. Thanks Sue, my husband hates DIY so he's not happy at all - I'd love to do up a house but it would be his worst nightmare!

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  5. Oh, I'm so sorry for your floor, hope the repairs will be quickly as it's possible... :(
    ...Manny is so sweet in your photo! :D
    Love this card, so bright, happy and impressive! Wow! It looks fabulous! Great LOTV image and amazing dp choice!

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  6. Hello Anne, I just love the photo of Manny, he is just the sweetest little dog.
    How lucky you didn't go crashing through, I hope you get to the root of the problem soon.
    Your card is fabulous with those bright shades and a brilliant little image, super design and embellishments, Kate x

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    1. Thanks Kate, I can't take a picture of anything without Manny being there seeing what's going on!

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  7. A gorgeous card Anne, love the sweet stamp and pretty design
    Hope the floor repairs are sorted soon
    Lorraine x

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  8. Cute image and a gorgeous card. Love the bright colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  9. Hope you get the floor sorted out soon honey, and I'm glad you didn't go through it! I love the pic with Manny in it too! He's a handsome boy! Fab card Anne, and I love those purple papers from TRG. Purple is one of my fave colours (just after pink!)

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    1. Thanks Annette, that pad is gorgeous isn't it - another one to look at and never use!

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  10. Hi Anne, thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog.
    Gorgeous card design, fab image and colours.
    Hope you get your floor sorted soon, you were lucky not to go through!, love your handsome little dog.
    Pam x

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Pam x

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  11. AWE!! Your dog is precious!! :) Hope it all gets resolved with your flooring. Your card is super fun and colorful!! I love how you've framed in your scene with the colorful papers! Super fun design! HUGS

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I love to read them and will try to return the visit. Anne x