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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Christmas Card Club "2 or more patterned papers"

Good morning all.

Yesterday was spent sanding paint work in my new craft room, this morning I ache in places I didn't know existed!! I think we're ready to decorate it now though, just need to wash it down today to get rid of the dust. This is how it looks at the moment:

....and this is the view from the  window, there was actually a deer standing on the grassy patch in the distance when I took this yesterday.

Today it's time for another Christmas Card Club outing and this week GranMargaret asked for "2 or more patterned papers". I've cheated slightly and counted my decoupage as one of the papers, hope no one minds!

Please excuse the photo...my camera developed a fault when we were away so I had to use my phone for this! Decoupage from Joanna Sheen; dies from Spellbinders and Wplus9. Sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

Candy winners...your prizes will hopefully be posted on Tuesday when I get up to the High Street again, sorry for the delay.


  1. I think it's all perfectly within the rules for artistic interpretation Carol especially for such a super Santa card. Love it! Looks like you are going to be a very lucky lady with such a wonderful space to craft and a view too! Zx

  2. This is gorgeous,lovely colours and image.xxx

  3. A beautiful Santa image Carol, your new craft room looks a lovely size to with a great view.

  4. Beautiful card Carol. Your new craft room will no doubt be fabulous when finished too. I take it you are moving upwards in the house. Hugs Rita xx

  5. Hi Carole
    Fabulous card ... Love the image...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. a lovely traditional image Carol...it will be worth the work when you get your new craft room!xxxxx

  7. Hi Carol, what a fab craft room with loads of light, hope you show us photos when you've got it all finished.
    Lovely vintage style topper and a lovely design, Love it, Kate x

  8. Oh my I can see your craft room is going to be fabulous and such a wonderful view too. Beautiful Christmas card too.
    Linda xxx

  9. lovely santa card, great view from your craft room xx

  10. wow carol - your craft room looks like its going to be amazing - and what a view! Love it! Great card too! Hugs rachel x

  11. Enjoyed seeing your new craft space coming along so nicely, and oh what a fine view you will have to inspire you as you work. Loved your card, and the decoupage is paper, so of course it works great! It's a very pretty & vintage charming card. Don't work too hard on your workspace..you don't want to be so tired you can't enjoy it once you get in it!! TFS & Hugs

  12. I mind! I mind! Of course I don't mind and your image is so sweet and loving - absolutely gorgeous! Your craft room is going to be fantastic with loads of natural light. Look at that view you lucky lady!!
    sandy xx

  13. Your new craft room looks wonderful! So much room and really great light! The view is superb.
    Sadly we are overlooked...sigh. When we were much younger we lived in the Kootnay's. We were right at the base of the Rockies... My front garden faced the mountains and my back garden edged up against 200 miles of forest that led to the Kananaskis Valley. Your photos today made me homesick for that!

    Great card, Carol.I think the DP on your decoupage is fair game for counting! Those Joanna Sheen decoupage images are fab and yours is no exception. We do not see those in my neck of the woods...just the odd stamp...no kits yet.

    Next trip to the UK I need to stock up!

  14. What a sweet traditional Santa card, can't wait to see your craft room finished xxx

  15. Great card, can't wait to see how the craft room turns out it looks like it's going to be awesome ! And what a view x

  16. Nothing like a good view to inspire oneself or distract you, a move to the country! Lovely traditional card Carol. Look forward to seeing the finished result. Carol xx

  17. Can I come and join you in your lovely big craft room my shed is too small to hold all my stash lol. I will be tidy I promise. Love your Christmas Card. Happy Crafting love Alison xx

  18. Thanks for coming by to visit, Carol! It's great to see you again! I'm glad the new house is coming along and what a fine craft room you are going to have! And that view is wowza! I scrolled back a bit to see if you mentioned your health cuz I remembered you had a scare while you were away. I'm glad to hear that perhaps you didn't have a TIA after all. As someone who suffers from migraines, I literally can feel your pain with those.

    I wish you all the best with the tradesmen and getting things done. Are you still in the Dunbar area? I ask because I'm coming over to the UK in July and I'd love to meet you, but I'm only going as far north as Manchester (Knutsford) so I think you are too far away. (Sad face.) No worries about lack of visits. I know you have your hands full!! Great card, by the way! Lots of hugs, Darnell

  19. Lovely card and even lovlier craft room and what a fabulous view. My craftroom is a work in progress at the moment, so much going on at the moment that it's always bottom of the list - but its on its way : ) hugs judithx

  20. A lovely nostalgic card of Christmas past. Your craft room is looking good. I'm confined to mine at the moment as the builders are here replacing the velux window in the bathroom prior to the bathroom refursbishment. We have scaffolding up in the garden so they can reach the roof so access to the garden is denied. What's a girl to do!! Catching up on everyone's blogs that's what. Hugs Mrs A.

  21. When you've got such an important job on, decorating your craft room cheating is perfectly acceptable.
    It seems ages since I've visited, sorry, hope you are all back to normal after your fantastic trip of a lifetime?

    A perfect traditional Christmas card, can't wait for updates on the craft room.

    Hugs Erika. x

  22. Hi Carol,
    looks wonderful your craft room, and that super view from the window.
    My will you get any crafting done in the day time as I would be tempted to just watch the lovely landscape.
    Wonderful card for your Christmas club.
    Thank you so much for your visit in my age forgetfulness I had forgotten about you sorry.
    I take it you have moved as you are doing up a craft room.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  23. I love love your room, Carol! How amazing and that hard work will be much rewarded when you are settled in and creating up a storm! Can't wait to see more. Hugs, Autumn

  24. Hi Carol, I just wanted to check, as I've noticed you haven't blogged for a while, are you and the family okay huni? I hope all is well Karen xx


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