Friday, 20 January 2017

Spring Fever

Good morning and I hope you are well.  Welcome to Winter Wonderland's  first challenge of 2017.  Unfortunately Eileen, our owner and co-ordinator,  is very poorly in hospital and so the DT have decided to keep the blog going  until Eileen is well and back with us again.  We have no sponsor this month but Kath has very kindly offered a prize. When Eileen returns we will be back to our sponsors.  This time we are not asking you to make Christmas project.  The theme is "Spring Fever - Flowers, Sunshine, Romance".  We look forward to seeing some bright cards to give us some respite from the cold, frosty, misty days. The challenge will last for four weeks so you will have plenty of time to enter.

My Card

5" x 7" yellow pearlescent base card - old stash
image - taken from "Greeting Card Factory Deluxe"
sentiment - computer generated
daisies - large rose die "Britannia Dies"
butterfly - punch

I used some Pebeo 3D Gloss Touch to form the daisy centres and then sprinkled yellow glitter powder over. We would love you to join in our fun challenge.  Pop over to the blog  and see what the DT have come up with which might inspire you if Mr Mojo is not working too well.

Some of us from our WI visited the Guide Dog Training Centre in Leamington Spa yesterday and we had a fabulous afternoon and met some of the amazing dogs who will be going on to give somebody life changing support.  We visited the Breeding Centre in Bishops Tachbrook at the end of last year so it was interesting to see the next step in the process. The Guide Dogs Association has no government funding and relies entirely on fundraising. Since it costs approximately £52,000 per dog throughout it's life you can understand the need for fundraising!

Well that's all from me today.  Wrap up and keep warm!


  1. Morning Christine,
    Love the card.
    I was very interested to read about your trip to the GDC.
    Mt eldest daughter is a GD puppy walker she is now traing her 14th puppy. She's had some womnderful dogs and all but 2 have gone on to become Guide Dogs. Sh stays in touch with a few of the owners and has the dogs for a holiday if the owerners are going away.
    One lovely lady Sue, spent Christmas Day with us with her dog Quazer. She lives near and has no family.

  2. Sorry about the typo's fingers not working fast enough.

  3. Lovely spring card Christine love your pretty daisy border flowers


  4. Beautiful card Christine. Love your daisies.
    Lou xo

  5. Beautiful card Christine, I love daisies and your colours lift the spirits.
    Sounds a very interesting day at the Guide Dog centre, it an amazing organisation and a few years ago the Choral society raised money through the Carolthon for it, it was wonderful having the puppies there collecting donations, needless to say we too a lot of money that year, Kate x

  6. Your card is giving me a spring feeling! So you succeeded very well Christine!
    About 8 kms from out home is also a guide-dog trainingcenter and when reading about your visit I see, that's almost the same! No government support, just gifts from people who care. We give a donation every month and it is so good to see what the trainers are doing!
    Keep well and have a nice weekend,
    Lia xx

  7. Hi Christine
    It's smashing to see such a bright and cheery floral card at this time of year, although today is lovely and bright here.
    I read an article in Candis recently about the Leamington GDC and they do a terrific job.
    Have a great weekend.

  8. So pretty and very summery. xxxx

  9. A lovely spring card and pretty flowers.
    Kath x

  10. A very pretty card Christine, love the spring flowers
    Lorraine x

  11. Glad you have kept the challenge going, lovely card, pretty flowers

  12. so pretty Christine - I love the bright daisy image x

  13. Such a pretty design I love it hope Spring comes quickly its freezing here. your WI day out sounded fab glad you enjoyed it Love and hugs Carole x

  14. Hi Christine,
    what a very gorgeous and summery looking card.
    I love that image and your wonderful design.
    Those daisies look awesome too.
    Sorry to hear about the lady who runs the Challenge blog I do hope she soon gets well.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  15. Hi Christine,
    It’s lovely to see a burst of sunshine on your card! We sure do need it with the dull, cold miserable days!
    I love the daisy photo!….. and the pretty daisies and butterfly match beautifully! :-))
    Glad you enjoyed visiting the the Guide Dog Training Centre. My mum sponsors a guide dog and she gets updates on how it’s doing with training….a very worthy cause indeed.
    Hope you are keeping well
    Take care and stay warm and cosy!
    Love Sue B xx

  16. Spring is busting out all over! Pretty card!!
    Sandy xx


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