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Friday 26 April 2013


Good morning all. Yesterday started cold, wet and miserable but by mid afternoon it was lovely.

I had a very successful shopping trip and managed my whole wedding ensemble in one shop! We went to the wedding shop just for a look round and possibly try some different styles on.....my youngest sister Diane (mother of the groom) pointed out a coral lace dress she liked and I loved the colour so I picked it up in two sizes and went off to try it on. I put the smaller size on first but wasn't expecting the zip to go up, my other sister did me up and it was just perfect....obviously made for me lol When Diane saw me she just went WOW that's perfect! I've gone for a coral fascinator and I'm having a clutch bag and a pair of sandals dyed to match the dress. So all my efforts to lose weight have paid off and a few more pounds in the next 10 weeks will just make it look even better! Managed to get four nice tops too for my holidays :)

A Christmas card to share today which I made a couple of weeks ago when trying to use up some of my vast stocks of Christmas goodies. Another nice flat one for posting.

Papers and topper were in my stash and came from an Angel envelope so I don't know what make they are.

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything goes
CHNC - red and green should be seen
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - feature the big guy

Carol x


  1. Congratulations on your weight loss Carol. Makes all the hard work worth while when something like this happens doesn't it. My sister and I went shopping when her son was getting married and we had a fabulous day together - and a successful one. I'm glad you got things sorted. Another nice Christmas card too. Christine xx

  2. Fabulous card Carol. Glad to hear you had a successful day yesterday. I wore coral to my son's wedding 25years ago and I loved it, in fact I still have it to-day, but in the attic now. Hugs Rita xx

  3. Awesome card Carol this is so nice to see.xx

  4. Gorgeous card Carol. I love the image and papers.
    Glad you got your outfit sorted out yesterday. It sounds lovely.
    Sue xx

  5. What super papers you've used and that's a lovely jolly Santa. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  6. This is lovely Carol. I'm glad you had such a good day yesterday, it must be nice to have everything sorted.

  7. Another gorgeous Xmas card Carol and well done on your weight loss and successful shopping trip! Sounds like you are going to look really beautiful - looking forward to seeing photo's Karen x

  8. Congratulations on getting your wedding outfit so easily Carol and your weight loss! It makes it all seem worthwhile when you can get a smaller size! Your card is fabulous! Have a great weekend, Susan x

  9. Congratulations on your weight loss, great feeling getting into a dress without a struggle. Good for you keep at, it all worth it when you see the photos of the day.

    Really like your Happy Santa card
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xxx

  10. That's a very appealing Santa image Carol, I love the snowmen paper at the bottom too! A very festive Christmas card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  11. Gorgeous card Carol, love the Santa and lovely papers. Have a wedding in the Summer and so dreading the shopping trip for a tent lol! Just can;t get into the diet mode atall. Glad to here you got it in one. Have a lovely weekend. Carolxx

  12. Great use of papers, and a cute topper with Santa and his presents.Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  13. Another lovely card, Carol - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  14. Those are super cute papers, and I love how they all match! This is a great mailable card! Thanks for joining in this week at 52{C}CT!

  15. Beautiful Carol, love the image and the beautiful papers.

    Linda xxx

  16. What a darling Santa! This is just the cutest card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  17. Congratulations on the wight loss success...feeling that zipper slide to the top must have felt so good!!!

    Another great card...Love the different DP you used...and that glistening snow!


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