Saturday, 5 January 2013

Card Challenge, Meeting Helen and a Song!

Happy New Year to all my lovely bloggy friends!  I hope your new year has been great so far and that you all have a wonderful, happy year ahead of you all!

Well it has been lovely having some down time around here but things are starting to go back to normal.  Paul has gone back to work, the kids are back to school on Monday and that means we have to go school shoe shopping today as my youngest tends to wear holes through his school shoes every 4 months or so.  I haven't the faintest idea how he manages it but he always does so we are going to try some new brands this time!  I suppose that means I also have to get all the school uniforms out to iron, it was so nice just hanging them in the cupboard without having to iron them! :)

This is my card for the Bo Bunny card challenge this month.  I set the challenge and decided to set it as having around 70% white space as white space is definitely something I love but have lots of issues leaving!  I used Love Letters for my card, just getting in early with the Valentines card! If you want to take part in this months challenge to win some yummy Bo Bunny goodies then head over to this post.

I was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to get to meet up with Helen Tilbury who was over in the UK on holiday.  I was supposed to meet up with her on our trip to South Africa in August but didn't manage it so I was so glad to get another chance and she is as wonderful in real life as she comes across on her blog!

Ha ha, I don't know why I am doing a deer in the headlights, probably just having to have my photo taken as of course like most scrapbookers I usually avoid it! 

Anyway I will finish off with another one of my current favourite songs.  It is not that often that I love a song the first time I hear it, it normally takes a couple of listens but I loved this song by Taylor Swift immediately and I adore the video!


snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! Lee-Ann :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that you and Helen met!! Two of my fave girls!!! How FUN!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee your card!! LOVING the little pennants under the heart!!!

Julia said...

Happy New Year Carin xx Love the card - hope you managed to get some shoes and like you I am looking forward to "normality" again!

Louise said...

Happy New Year Carin. It's back t normal for us all too tomorrow..
Super card.

Kelly Foster said...

What a beautiful card! Loving the white space and the banner strips, very pretty! Beautiful photo of you and Helen, as well!!

Cindy Gay said...

Very pretty card Carin and a pretty lady too! Happy New Year!

Helen Tilbury said...

Aaaw thanks Karen! I'll nick that photo as I still haven't saved them from my blackberry yet - onto my computer! So much to do after a month's holiday and 2 new schools this side!! Such a pretty card! Loved meeting up with you too and hope we can see each other again - I'll definitely be back to the UK - can't wait!