Saturday, 2 July 2016

Happy Birthdays, Craft and Holiday Snaps !!!

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽHappy Birthday Lynda πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰


Good Morning Ladies,

What a day for Celebrations, first I would like to wish our Very Special Friend Lynda a very, very Happy Birthday, nobody could wish for a better friend than you Lynda, I will always be so grateful to Sue's blog for enabling me to meet you Lynda, I hope you have the most amazing day, with lots of Harry cuddles xxxx


πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰Happy Birthday Ciara πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽŠ

I would also like to wish our youngest Blog Member Ciara a Very Happy 10th Birthday, I hope that you have a wonderful day and you gets lots of lovely surprises!
We all love to see what cards you come up with each week for our challenges, you are an absolutely amazing card maker Ciara, maybe because you have such a wonderful teacher! Have a super fun day sweetheart xxxxxxxxx
The card above is the card that Brenda made for Ciara's 10th Birthday, thank you for sharing this gorgeous card Brenda xxx


Cheryl's Kanzashi Ribbon Flower

We couldn't have a Saturday without a little craft could we?  How about this amazing Kanzashi Flower that our Cheryl made, it is absolutely exquisite, so perfect too !
It looks so complicated to make but it really isn't, if you go to Cheryl's Pinterest page you will find the flower and if you click on it it will take you to the tutorial on You Tube, it won't be easy to get it as perfect as Cheryl's though!  I can't wait to see your versions!  Thank you so much Cheryl for allowing me to share your fabulous flower xxx

Pat's Holiday Snaps




Insel Manau Gardens


Meersburg


I just had to add some of the stunning photos of Pat and Pete's holiday to Lake Constance, some of the places you visited Pat had such breath taking views, the photos above of the glorious gardens of Insel Mainau, which is a island on Lake Constance.
Meersburg also known as 'Alte burg' is home to the oldest inhabited castle in Germany constructed 630 AD, I have added a photo of the castle below!
Meersburg Castle
Thank you so much for allowing us to share your holiday photos Pat and Pete, I look forward to you coming in and telling us all about your photos xxxx

Have a lovely weekend ladies,
Love and hugs
Sandra
xxxxxx







33 comments:

  1. Morning Everyone
    What a delightful mix we have this morning.

    LYNDA- A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY - have the most wonderful day and hopefully with lots of surprises.
    (now I have a confession to make re Lynda's bday card. I made it in the UK and addressed the envelope; sealed it up and brought it with me to Marigny to post. It wasn't until I picked it up off the table to take it to the post office when I noticed I had addressed it to MARIA AND ADDED HER ADDRESS!!!) Numpty me or what!! So Maria you nearly received a second bday card lol.
    CIARA - have a lovely day and I hope your presents include lots of crafty things.

    PAT- I love your holiday snaps. Those clipped bushes are wonderful and the towns are so picturesque. Down to earth now until the next Holiday.

    CHERYL- I still haven't tried this gorgeous flower yet but it's at the top of my list of 'to do'. I'm still in awe of it.

    Well we have got up to rain this morning but at least it's what the forecast gave us so it's an indoor day and I can see a crafting day coming on.

    All looks ready and waiting for you in the CafΓ© so come on in and enjoy yourselves. I've sent one or two pastries with Dobbie this morning. We had the most gorgeous Lemon Meringues last night. The lemon was so light and fluffy and I don't know how the meringue managed to stay on top as it too was light as a feather. You should find some of those in the fridge for later today.

    Market was a little on the quiet side this week but all the locals were there. It may be that it was the Cattle Market earlier in the week. This is held on a Monday once a month.

    Breakfast has arrived so I'll pop in later. Hugs are on their way. xxxx

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    1. Thank you Janet for my birthday wishes.xxxx

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  2. Morning Ladies

    Happy Birthday to Lynda & Ciara-hope you have a wonderful day.

    Cheryl-another stunning work of art using ribbon, quite beautiful.

    Pat-the photos are lovely, it's so nice to see places I haven't been to.

    A dull & very windy day here, the sky looks like it's about to rain which will be a shame as its the Village Flower Show today. I must get out to the shops soon before everywhere gets busy-only going to the butchers & Co-op then I'm going to sit & watch the 2 Sue Wilson shows from Hochanda then I'll see if I feel inspired enough to start the challenge card.

    Michele

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    1. Thank you Michele for your birthday wishes
      I've had a lovely day xx

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  3. Hi Sandra and everyone.
    Happy Birthday Lynda and Ciara - hope you both have a lovely day :-))
    Love your ribbon flower Cheryl, it's stunning. I did try looking for you on Pinterest, but couldn't find you :-(
    Pat, looks like you and Pete had a lovely holiday. A beautiful place to visit looking at your photos :-)
    Sorry I didn't get in yesterday - fabulous card Brenda, and lots of great crafty buys.
    Maria, your kitchen looks fabulous, love the colour. Bet your pleased it's all finished and can get back to normal now :-)
    Managed to get my challenge card made last night, so will send photo today. Looking forward to seeing everyone else's tomorrow.
    Hope you all have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

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    1. Sonia, Cheryl is 'nuttinanni' on pinterest !

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    2. Thank you will have a look after sending you my challenge card ;-) xx

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    3. Hi again. Found Cheryl on Pinterest, and Lynda and you too Sandra. Thank you xx

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    4. Thank you Sonia for my birthday wishes. Glad you found us all on Pinterest it's very addictive.
      xxx

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  4. Morning My week has just flown by so I apologise for not individual comments but you're all in my heart
    MARIA I love your kitchen Have you filled your craft cupboard(s) yet
    Happy Biirthday LYNDA Enjoy being spoilt
    Happy Birthday CIARA ooh double figures how exciting
    What a stunning place you visited PAT The photos are glorious but I bet they don't do the place justice
    I love the Kanzashi flower CHERYL I will take a look
    We have sunshine to day but some very black looking clouds too
    OH at work and so I must try and get myself into gear and do some sorting out My craft room is an absolute tip but I know if I tidy it up I won't be able to find anything

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    1. Hi Karen thank you. I hope you got your craft room sorted.xxx

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  5. Good morning Ladies,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lynda and Ciara, hope you both enjoy your special day !
    Your holiday photos look wonderful Pat, great memories , you'll need to make a scrapbook.
    It's the Gairloch Highland Show today and I'm on duty at the pitch and putt from 1-2pm so hope the rain stays away.
    Janet those cakes sounded scrumptious by the time we got to our cake shop they had sold out of the fresh cream meringues, so better get there earlier next week.
    I got all my cards finished , bagged and delivered , so now I only have Sandy's 7th birthday card to make for next week, better get my thinking cap on!
    Enjoy your day, love and hugs to all xoxo

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    1. Hi Anne thank you for your birthday wishes. I HAVE GOT SOME NEW Inkylicious stamps so you might have the same ones hihi.
      love Lynda xx

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  6. Hi Sandra
    Well your post today seems to have been done twice. So Maria and myself posted on the second one and everyone else has posted on the first. I've tried to copy and paste my comment to no avail.
    I've wished Lynda and Caira a very happy birthday and put a bit about the island of Landau which we were on.

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    1. I wondered where it got too and now it's not there at all so anyway I did write a comment this morning. Hope you saw I thanked you for the e-mail Pat. Your holiday look wonderful. Love to go somewhere warmer asap but it might be September for us. Hope your day is good xxx

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    2. Thank you Pat I have emailed you xx

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  7. Hi Sandra & all in cafe,
    Firstly Lynda a very happy birthday to you, hope you have a lovely day with lots of cuddles from Harry.xxx
    Ciara a very happy birthday to you as well hope you have an exciting day.xx
    Cheryl your flower is gorgeous such patience you must have.xxx
    Sandra hope you have a quiet weekend I would think you need after the exciting week you have had.xxx
    Pat your holiday pictures are lovely love the topiary & lovely buildings. Hope your hip is not too painful.xxx
    Just started raining here again, going to a friend's for coffee then hope to have a go at CC, no bright ideas yet though.
    Hugs on way to all who need them love Margaret xxx.

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    1. THANK YOU Margaret for my birthday wishes
      love Lynda xx

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  8. πŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday dear Lynda πŸŽ‚
    🎈 Happy 10th Birthday Ciara🎈
    Wishing you both many happy returns. Have a great day.
    Have to get on as we are off to celebrate one of Chris's sisters birthday. Love and hugs to you all xx

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  9. Hello Sandra and everyone in the coffee shop,

    I'm really sorry Lynda, I have written your birthday for next week on my list, I really am sorry. I hope you are haveing a lovely day and get spoiled rotten - you deserve it. XX thank you for your birthday wishes for Ciara. She has a busy day gymnastics all morning. This afternoon is seeing her Consultant at the local hospital, she has frontal lobe epilepsy, and has been having a few problems lately. Then later her school has its annual Family BBQ. And tomorrow is having a party for her friends, starting off at toboggan centre. Then home for party food.

    Cheryl I love you Ribbon Flower, I did try to find you on Facebook but I'm not very good with it, when I typed in your name, it came up with ladies who have the same name, but not you. don't know what I'm doing wrong. Can anyone advise me?
    Pat I love your holiday pictures, such beautiful places you've been to. I hope you feel rested and refreshed to are home. LOL
    Can't believe how long it's taken me to do this short blog. I started just after 10 o'clock and can't believe how long it's taken me to do this short blog. I started just after 10 o'clock I've had nothing but interruptions. But that's life isn't it .

    Sending crafty hugs to everyone,
    hope you all have a good day, love Brenda XXX

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  10. OMG I've just seen Tattered Lace Lizzie on The Craft Channel When did that happen? I rarely watch this one Just doing a bit of channel hopping whilst waiting for Sue to come on Hochanda

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  11. Hi All, sorry did not get in yesterday, woke with terrible headache, and the rest of the day just disappeared.
    A very HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY to LYNDA and CIARA, Hope you both have a lovely day with lots of pressies.
    Pat love the holiday pics looks a lovely place for a holiday.
    Cheryl love those flowers, tried to find you on Pinterest last time but no luck.

    Maria your kitchen looks fabulous, love the white units, very swish looking, I'd be afraid to cook in it in case I made it dirty.

    Broke another tooth again this morning, so another expensive trip to the dentist.


    Windy and rainy here today did my challenge card and sent to Sandra, not great but head still a bit fuzzy from yesterday.
    .hope you all have a good day Lilian

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    1. Hi Lilian, you not having such a good weekend. I hope you head is better but what a bummer to break the tooth as well, hope you can get it sorted without to much pain. Sending you some gentle hugs xxx

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    2. Thank you Lillian for my birthday wishes
      hope dentist was ok. xx

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  12. Pats Comment........
    Hi Sandra
    Wishing Lynda a very happy birthday. Lots of cuddles with Harry today. A great way to spend your birthday.
    Also a happy 10th birthday to Caira. Hope you have a lovely day as well.
    Landau on Lake Constance is a lovely place to relax. Our hotel was right on the promenade so we could sit on the terrace and watch the ferries coming in. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff. Pete and Co had a guided walk around the island but I stayed at the hotel reading as I couldn't walk that far. Good job most of the trips were either by train or coach. The train we were on came in over the water, so you could either walk off the island to the mainland or catch the bus over. 15 people in all were in our party which was a lovely number.

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    Maria Alder2 July 2016 at 08:25

    Morning Sandra and all today.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYNDA !! Have a wonderful day. Hope you manage some cake even after eating Harry hihi Hugs !
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CIARA ! Hope all your wishes comes true today. Have a great day. psst ,love the card Brenda x
    Pat- love your holiday photos. What a beautiful park and I love seeing one or two castles in Germany/ Switzerland, they are like something out of a fairy tale. Thanks for the e-mail. hugs to you and Pete.
    Cheryl- your ribbon flower is lovely !
    Going in to town this morning. Washing is on but another day for hanging it indoors, more rain today. I wish you all a good day whatever you are doing. love and hugs to you all, Maria Xxxx

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  14. Good afternoon ladies,
    please don't forget your challenge cards for tomorrow,
    hugs
    sandra
    xxxxxx

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  15. Hi again, hihi not sure what happened but Sandra have managed to find mine and Pat's comments so glad I'm not going completely mad yet, careful... :-)
    Ciara doing a lot on her birthday, hope it all went well this afternoon. Sure she can't wait for the toboggan party, that sound fun.
    Janet, thank you for bringing in the cakes. Never had anything so light in my mouth before, air hihi.
    Love to hear what Lynda been up to today, wonder what goodies you got. Saying that , with your friend giving you items all the time you could probably open a craft store. I would by from you hihi
    Spent five hours in town looking for new toaster, bought one. Also wanted a bread bin, tea and coffee jars but couldn't find one we like so the hunt is on. Sorry ,have not made the CC yet but the day is not over so hope to make one tonight. Hugs to all xxx

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  16. Hi everyone,
    well can you believe it, I posted a comment just after Janets this morning and it's totally disappeared. How frustrating.
    LYNDA hope you are having a wonderful birthday. How lovely to have lots of cuddles from the family last night.
    CIARA happy birthday. Hope you are having a lovely day and enjoy the party tomorrow.
    PAT love your holiday photos. The gardens look amazing and what a beautiful castle.
    CHERYL , your flower is so lovely. Really professional.
    LILIAN, oh what a bad couple of days do hope you head ache has gone now and the dentist doesn't become too expensive.
    ANNE, hope the show went well and the rain stayed off.
    MICHELE, Do hope your show was good and stayed dry as well. So much work goes into organising the shows and its so sad if its ruined by rain.
    JANET just love lemon meringue. Hope theres some left for me.

    Just so hot here today not felt like moving. Did a bit of housework this morning, then ironed then my cc card and just been sitting watching the tele and Sue Wilson ever since. Trying to stir myself to go and make a salad for my tea.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend ladies.

    Will press publish and hope for the best.
    Love Valxxx

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    1. Thank you Val I have had a lovely day lots of flowers & crafty things.xxx

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  17. Hi Maria
    I do hope your toaster is to be used and not for show. My friend had a brand new kitchen and floor installed. Decided to buy a Lime Green and stainless steel toaster and kettle. Both cost over £150.00, yes I did say over £150.00. However, they were only for show. The toaster was computerised and was all singing and dancing. Both a waste of money. Mind you she does have more money than sense.

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  18. Hello Sandra & friends first I would like to thank everyone for all the beautiful cards that came through the door today they are all amazing I love each & everyone of them. I will email & thank each one of you & thank you personally I have started. I have had a lovely day so far. My daughter put some Money in my PayPal so I ordered from Inkylishous the picture perfect kit & some other stamps they came this morning I only ordered them Thursday afternoon how quick was that.So ANNE you may have them too HaHa. From my son I got perfume Flowers from Harry' & cuddles some gorgeous flowers from SANDRA & BRENDA L I'm really happy thank you both
    Just off out fo a birthday meal see you tomorrow or try & pop back later.
    Love Lynda xxxx

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