Saturday 16 August 2014

Bows, Bling and Blooms

It's time for a new challenge over at Paper Creator and this time around the theme is
You don't have to use Paper Creator products to play along but if you do you get two entries into the draw, and the prize is a £10 voucher to spend in store.

I decided to design myself a shaped card, why on earth I decided on such an awkward shape I don't know, I wanted something a little bit different, but when I was cutting out the card shape and papers I wished I'd just gone for something more straightforward LOL!


Digital image - Beauty in the making - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Digital Papers - Always & Forever - Nitwits
Scalloped oval die - Go Kreate - Large Scalloped oval frames
Oval die - Tonic layering dies Scalloped and straight edge ovals (these are lovely fat ovals)
Tag - Joy crafts tags and labels 6002/0142
Flowers - Freebie dies that came with my Big shot
Fern leaf - very old Carlacraft punch (must be over 10 years old)
Flower centre- Punch bunch - medium sky flake punch
Stick on gems and organza ribbon - Meiflower

Next month my hubby and I will be celebrating 25 years of marriage, and as it happens Meg is going into respite the week of our anniversary, so we decided to treat ourselves to a little holiday, we can't book anything until the day Meg goes, as right up until the last minute we could have to cancel her respite stay if she becomes unwell.
As it's a special anniversary this year, we decided we would look for some Luxury self catering accommodation (I prefer self-catering as we are up a couple of times a night toileting and turning Meg, so when we go away I want to be able to get up when I am ready, not for some preordained breakfast time that is far too early).
Anyway while perusing the internet I came across a place called Brickhouse farm holiday cottages, in Poulton-le-fylde, only just over an hour away from home, but handy for travelling into the Lakes and Yorkshire, and while reading about the facilities at the accommodation I was thrilled to realise that all of the cottages had wide doorways, profiling beds and wet rooms, with the use of a wheeled shower chair (all the things we have at home for Meg), and a couple of the cottages also had ceiling track hoists (a necessity for us) and a hot tub with a hoist for getting in and out. It's so rare to find somewhere to take Meg on holiday that has all the equipment that we need that I decided to contact the cottages straight away to see if there was any availability for June next year in one of the cottages with a hot tub, but they were fully booked from May right through until the end of September. Erica, the very helpful young lady I spoke to, told me that they had a provisional booking for the first week in May and that she would chase it up for me, and if the people didn't want it, we could have it. She called me back a few minutes later to say it was ours if we wanted it, so I paid my deposit and our holiday is booked yaaaayyyyy!
I'm still looking for somewhere for hubby and I for our anniversary!

Don't forget to pop over to the Paper Creator challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies.

Have a fabulous weekend,
Colette xx


Janice said...

What an adorable card super image and design. Love it! Hope you get your anniversary break sorted too & well done on getting next years break booked to your satisfaction. Have a great time away, Jx said...

I love this card Colette - great card base shape and fab image!

Rosietoes said...

Fab card - you don't make it easy for yourself! Love the different shape. Brilliant news about your holiday accommodation too. I hope you find a suitable hideaway for your anniversary. :) x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Collette, I love your fabulous shape, well worth the effort and pretty colours.
Your holiday accommodation sounds perfect, I hope you find something nice for your anniversary as well.

Karen said...

Fabulous card - love the image and the card shape is amazing.