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Sunday, July 8

Back on Track and Crafty Calendar Challenge!

 Well i am back at last! Its been probably not far off 2 weeks since i last posted. I have been one busy girl!
Yesterday was our Gala Day and Carrie was meant to be a flower girl. Unfortunately she took ill the night before and was not able for anything. She sobbed as we talked and i tried to get her ready but she just was not fit. Its been a really big build up to the Gala and we had bought her everything for her special day, her dress, tiara, shoes, outfit for a change later on but i dont care about the money spent, i am only disappointed that she couldnt have her special day. As most of you know Carrie has Auto Immune Liver Disease and is ill a lot because of this. She is on Immune Suppressants so has hardly any immune system to fight illness off. I thought we were going to get one of her better days but just our luck just is awful!
On a happier we had the house all decorated and Carrie gave us one smile as we got a certificate and £10 for third prize. We actually didnt put out most of the things we had planned to because it was heavy rain. Carrie was so happy with her certificate. She read it over and over! 
I have told her once she is better we will get her friends down with their flower girl dresses on (all the primary 3 girls each year get to be the flower girls) and we will have a tea party with lots of fun and nice things to eat. The girls that did walk were soaked through with the rain and had ponchos over their dresses so no one could see them. Such a shame.

Ok end of rambling.. Today is start of new Crafty Calendar Challenge. The theme is Fun in the Sun with option sparkle and shine!
We were provided with images from our Sponsor, Robyns Fetish for this challenge. I chose to use "Shells for Sale". I wish that was me sitting on the beach!

I got my Grand Calibur at last so this is my first "Grand "card! I got it for a bargin price of £59.99 and not just that but with Moroccan Motives and Moroccan Accents!! What a bargin! It had been used a handful of times as the plates were perfect and the cutting plate only had 4 or 5 cutting marks on it.

I would like to enter into these challenges;
Totally Papercrafts - Here comes summer!
Little Red Wagon - Beach

Thats me for just now. Thanks for popping by and for reading my long post!
I am off to play with my new stamps from Elphine House Australia. These new stamps are so watch this space!
Take Care


  1. Hi Lynne, It's such a shame Carrie was poorly and not able to be a Flower Girl :-( Bless her ... I can imagine how excited she must have been.

    Gorgeous card! Lovely image and colours.

    Lisa x

  2. Gorgeous card the image and your choice of colours


  3. What a sweet image and elegant card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

  4. A beautiful card, great colouring and those papers are gorgeous too
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts.
    Anne x

  5. Oh what a shame poor Carrie missed out, just shows though it doesn't take much to make kids happy does it bless her. I think having another day for her will be even more special than the original day especially with better weather.
    Love the card and wow what a bargain your grand calibur was, I have been thinking about one and would certainly of snatched that up had I seen it.
    Hope your keeping well yourself.
    Kim xXx

  6. beautifully done...cute scene...

  7. What an adorable card, love the mono look and image, and wow what a bargain u got, lucky you..
    Thanks for sharing with us at PCJ,
    Kenzie :-) xx

  8. Love the muted greenish-blue color and that is a delightful beach scene! And the shape is so pretty, too! =) Thanks for joining us for the Summer challenge at PCJ!

    If you're interested, I have some Christmas-in-July Cash Candy on my blog: I Never Went to Kindergarten Come join the fun! =)

  9. Thank you for entering our summer challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

    I have some BLOG CANDY
    on my blog if you are interested!



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