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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Candy Winner Announcement and Warning

This post is very photo-heavy
But there is a card at the bottom
and the winner of my little birthday candy too...
CR84FN has a fab colour combo challenge this week of Chartreuse, Lavender and Grey.  Hubby and I have been building a little apartment in Crete where our eldest daughter lives and as it happens I chose chartreuse, lavender and grey for our colour scheme.  This seemed like a very good opportunity to post a few photos of the apartment which is built over Emma's bar making it very handy for when one is in need of a cocktail!   It needs some art on the wall but the views, taken from our balconies are lovely!
These photos were taken in January this year so there weather was wet and chilly but look
- a rainbow!
This is the view from the rear balcony, to the side
The buildings below on the right are the village where our wonderful daughter lives with her fabulous hubby and our gorgeous grandson.  Her house is a 5 minute walk from the bar.  The grove of olive trees also has an orange tree.  Tom pops out in the morning for our breakfast oranges (with the permission of the owner of course).  He makes me juice and boy is it fresh!

And I did make a card using the colour scheme too. I am entering it into the following challenges:
 CR84FN - 48 Grey, Lavender, Chartreuse
Penny Black - 188 Love and Kisses
Basic Grey - 62 Love Valentine - My DPs are from a 12x12 set of BG papers
Our Daily Bread - 96 H-E-A-R-T where the challenge is to use at least three things on our project which begin with at least three letters of HEART. 
I chose Hedgehogs (and hearts of course), Ribbon and Tag
CES - 72 Lots of (3 or more) layers
Totally Gorgeous - 118 Lurve
My card is not a Valentine, nor an engagement or an anniversary card but a Congratulations on your Annulment!  I bet you don't see many of those around.   This particular annulment will enable two special people who are very much in love to get married to each other in the Catholic church.  The marriage which has been anulled ended around 25 years ago but it was a very long process to get it annulled!
My DP is Basic Grey.  I have used a Go-Kreate tag die, a Nestabilities die for the top of the tag and two different Martha Stewart punches.  The sentiment is by Whimsey and is cut using a PTI postage stamp die which doesn't quite fit but works okay.  Hedgies are of course Penny Black and are coloured with Copics and Promarkers.  And I used a little Stamps Away grass stamp too.

And the winner of my candy, drawn by Random Org is number 38

of  iDee(s) van Desirée
You have 5 days to send your mailing address to
and I shall post your candy to you next week. 


MIE(Mieko) said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

Deb said...

your apartment looks amazing and I love your wall colour! such a cute card too!

dolcreations said...

Your card is gorgeous Lesley...I so love the Penny Black images....and when you did it in the lilacs...oh so nice!
Love the apartment.

Hlora said...

Stunning card Lesley, fab image and great coloring. Great details!!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

wowie i won, joehoe!!!!!!!! I am so happy! Thanks for that, i will sent you an email straight away!

And what a great interieur, love it!

Marianne said...

What a great card, and I love the apartment. It looks great
Hugs marianne

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful love and kisses card the apartment...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

coops said...

stunning card lesley.the hedgehogs are so sweet and gorgeous pretty colours.great pics of your appartment.the views are amazing.

xx coops xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sweet!! Love your colors, layout and the adorable hedgehogs!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Beautiful apartment. Love the views!

lalkygirl said...

oh wow lesley ,your apartment looks amazing...i hope you enjoy every minute of your time in it
tracey x
gorgeous card too,fab colours and a sweet image

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winner! Hugs to you!

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card and gosh that is along time to wait

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Oohhh I love these lovely hedgehogs.
Beautiful colorchoise.
And I'm a little jalous about your beautiful appartment and especially the vieuw.
Hugs Marianne

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

What a fab apartment and a stunning view!

Love the gorgeous card.


Helena (Gvendalen) said...

your apartment looks amazing! such a cute card!

Liz McGuire, said...

Cool apartment. And super cute little hedgies,

Liz x

Suzanne Russell said...

Cute little hedgehogs parading along the bottom of this card. The fabulous pictures of the house and view are a bit distracting!

Rosemary said...

your little hedgies are soo cute!! thanks for joining the shining the light challenge this week!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos! That card is darling! Love the pretty borders and little hedgies :) Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Jules said...

Hi Lesley


What a fantastic apartment and a fantastic card too!

It must be really difficult having somewhere that beautiful to escape to. If I was there I would want to be at home ... ... and if I was at home I would want to be there!!! Too gorgeous for words.

Love Jules (aka Always or Mrs Heart) LOL!!!

Inger Harding said...

What a sweet and beautiful card Lesley!!! :))
Wonderful photos - lucky you!
Have a lovely day :)

♥ Hugs, Inger

Dawn B. said...

Oh my goodness where do I begin. That apartment is amazing. I love the color scheme. Such a pretty view too Lesley. I LOVE it all. Your card made me smile. I have not seen an annulment card but any occasion for a happy card is perfect. Great job.

sallysbitz2 said...

WOW, your apartment looks lush x

Beautiful cards, great colour combo x

Congrats to the winner, enjoy luv x

hugs sally x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh your card is perfect!
Thanks for sharing your photo's your home looks stunning!
kim x

Lisa Elton said...

Very cute card, love the hedgies! And what a PRETTY view you have ;)

Faye said...

I should say twenty five years is a long time! Blimey. But I guess they got there in the end. The apartment looks fab, very stylish and the card is, of course, adorable. You've rocked this colour combo. xxx

Alex said...

You told me about the apartment before but seeing it is something else, stunning! Love your card, too! Beautiful paper and love your use of dies and punches!
Lots of love, Alex

Alice said...

thanks for sharing the wonderful photos and your card is so cute! lovely work!

Anonymous said...

Your creation is so sweet!! Love the purple hues and sweet image!! The apartment is just darling!! Thanks for sharing photos!! HUGS

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie loving the lush image, I have actually inked this stamp up but only once shame as well cus I think its lush.
Loving the apartment sweetie the views are fabulous hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

debby4000 said...

Amazing apartment Lesley and adorable cute card too.

Marie said...

Super cute Penny Black critters. Lovely LO and coloring.

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Lesley - love the image and the fab colours!! The apartment looks amazing, very sleek and modern!! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges! I'll try and give you a call over the weekend!! Hugs, juliexx

Unknown said...

Fabulous card Lesley, lovely blog , love your appartment its stunning .Hugs Elaine