Sunday 1 March 2015

Hello I'm home and a Football Card

Hello everyone it seems like a lifetime since I last wrote a post but it feels good. Well I'm back from my holidays now and what an amazing time we had. We did some wonderful things and it definitely was a holiday of a lifetime. We stayed in 15 hotels, did 6 flights, one helicopter flight, 2 trains, one ferry, a river jet boat, a gondola to a skyline restaurant ,a cable car, a glowworm cave, numerous small boats and loads of things I'll have forgotten already.
Well its back to reality now and  I've just started crafting again. Today I'm posting a birthday card I made for my husband for his birthday in January before we went away. Its not very exciting as its a football card themed around his favorite team Sunderland. He loved it at the time but they are playing really badly right now so he definitely needs to keep calm!!

Card Recipe

Papers and toppers from internet images
Black mirra card
Ribbon and  twine from my stash
Candi Craftwork cards

Hope you enjoy it if you like football My husband certainly does!!.

I thought I'd end the post with a couple of photos from the hundreds we took in New Zealand and the Cook Islands The first one is me on the snowline at the top of Mount Cook you can just see the helicopter in the corner I was terrified but what an amazing experience.

This second photo is from the beach of our hotel in the Cook Islands. What a fabulous place the hotel had only 30 bedrooms and is an adult only hotel. The weather as you can see was fabulous 30 degrees this is the lagoon in the coral reef and the small island across from the hotel beach.

Well as I said earlier I'm back crafting as I have design team projects to do so hopefully I'll get caught up over the next week or so . Big apologies to everyone as I'm weeks behind with comments but will get round to all your fabulous blogs as soon as I can I know you will all have been making stunning creations as always. Good to be back crafting and I hope you are all well Love and  hugs Carole x


  1. Great card Carole. My dad, brother and nephew all Middlesbrough fans. I so envy you your NZ trip. We did it for our Solver Wedding and it was absolutely the best holiday we have ever had in our lives - and we have had some great ones!! Hope you come back to earth some time soon ... lol! Christine

  2. Warm welcome back the card and your wonderful pics of NZ. xx

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  3. Wow what a fabulous hol, shame about the 6 fights though lol! I think you mean flights! It looks a stunning place, aomething to remember for ever, hope you took lots pf pics. Great footie card too x

  4. Wowzer I'm beyond jealous!!! So glad u had a fab time!!!
    Awesome card just perfect for a footie fan! Glad to have you back Carole :-)
    Lucy x

  5. Hello Carole

    You have me out of breath reading your post, how did you manage so many hotels, and flights.

    Love the card, especially the TEAM.


  6. Fab card Carole and so glad you had a fabulous holiday with so many memories..great pics too!!! lots of huggles Sue xxx

  7. OMG I long to be on that beach...and the in the helicopter...jealous? me? YES!!...hey well I love your card for hubby...lovely and personalised. Hope you do not suffer too much from the post holiday blues. xx

  8. Lovely to see you Carole and I'm so pleased you had a wonderful time, those snaps look amazing and I don't mind admitting to being a tad jealous!! What a great card for your Hubby too xx

  9. Welcome home Carole and Michael! I'm so pleased that you had a fabulous holiday. The photos are stunning and I'm with Sarah on being jealous. You'll have to take us all with you next time! Lol.
    A great football card. I hope his team starts improving for hubby soon. Debra x

  10. Great design Carole, a really lovely card,
    lovely photos too
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  11. Welcome home Carole, looks like you had a holiday of a life time..stunning views on your photos.
    Great mans card..

  12. This is fabulous Carole. I love the fun sentiment with the fab papers.
    Lovely to see your photos and it sounds like you had a fabulous time.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  13. Hi Carole nice to see you back with us and I hope you really had a wonderful holiday, your card is brilliant
    Kevin xx

  14. Fabulous man card Carole, and lovely photographs. Sounds like Paradise :o)
    Jackie xx

  15. What a brilliant card for your husband, fab design.
    Looks like you had a fantastic holiday, beautiful photos x

  16. Welcome back friend!! Looks like a nice warm and inviting beach you were on!! :) Such a fun card! Love the papers and colors!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Welcome Back! It looks and sounds as if you had a fabulous, and busy, time on holiday. The photos are lovely. That's a great card I'm sure your hubby loved it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  18. Welcome back Carole, New Zealand is a fabulous place to visit especially the
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Love the pictures and fun soccer card design.

    Hugs Diane

  19. I love your creation today, gorgeous work sweetie, hugs Pops x

  20. Wonderful card Carole.Like the "Keep Calm" in light of the team playing badly. Beautifully done. It is nice to have you back and refreshed. - Jim

  21. It's good to have you back safe and sound, Carole! You definitely went on the trip of a lifetime and I'm thrilled for you! Thank you for sharing the great football card you made for your DH and the gorgeous photo of you and the deep blue sea!! Hugs, Darnell

  22. Hi Carole, welcome home! I'm so glad to hear you had a great time - it certainly looks and sounds like it was an amazing experience! Your card is fantastic, such a brilliant design for a football fan! Thanks for your lovely comment :)

  23. Hi Carole this is a fantastic card. It looks like you had a brilliant holiday. Hugs Jackie


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