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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Allsorts challenge 336

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Mervi is the host and she has chosen
Ribbons & Bows
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.

Stamp LOTV James Snowman
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Snowflake stencil, sparkle medium, 
embossing powder, glamour dust, stickles
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Snowflake die & gem

We have been generously sponsored by-
Crafty Ribbons

Jiggery Makery

Exciting times for me - l am going to New Zealand on thursday for 3 weeks. I will be staying with my cousin in Christchurch that l have not seen for almost 35 years, we are taking off for a week travelling around visiting the glaciers and Lake Wanaka where her daughter livesand other places. The second week l am travelling on my own on the scenic coastal train up to Picton and an overnight stay then coach to Nelson - two nights there and back on the coach to Christchurch and some more family time.
I ordered currency over the telephone from a well known travel agent that l have always used and found competitive ...until now. I collected my NZ dollars and the rate was 2.01 then when walking back through Sainsburys to the car park l saw on there board 2.24 which l thought must be a mistake. When l got home l looked online at Sainsburys rate and sure enough it was correct so l rang the Travel Agent and told them how disappointed l was - loyal customer ect ect, the agent told me that their online rate was also higher than l had been given and as a gesture of goodwill are refunding me £83 which is the difference between store and online rate- she made me laugh she said it is a bit like click and collect - just order your currency on the web and go collect in store.  So.....if you are buying currency look online and order you get more for your £.

FAO ANY POTENTIAL BURGULARS......I am going on my own and my husband and son will be home on guard.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x


Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card susan, so sweet.
Enjoy NZ, I went to Christchurch when I did my travelling 8 years ago, loved it but I think it will have changed abit since the earthquake. xxx

brenda said...

Cute snowy card Susan.

Pleased you stuck to your guns over the currency, I had something very similar with the PO who also backed down after a bit of a tussle.

Have a wonderful time in New Zealand and at a lovely time of year there as well.

B x

Mervi said...

Fabulous and pretty card!
Enjoy your trip Susan, have a lovely time in NZ.
Little greeny;-))m

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Susan, James looks fab and I love the bow.
Have a fantastic time New Zealand.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Ellibelle said...

Such a fun card Susan! Love the sketch and darling image too! Enjoy your time in NZ. How fun you get to see your cousin you haven't seen for so long!!

Jacee said...

Lovely festive card
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sarah said...

A wonderful card Susan, love the sumptuous ribbon. Have a fabulous time in NZ xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Susan, super cute image and a fabulous bow and love the way you have placed the snowflake on top of the bow.
I really do hope you have a fabulous holiday but I also hope that you have someone still living in the house while you are away as last year in the papers it stated that Insurance Companies were not paying out on any break-in if the fact that the owners had published on any social media that they were going away, they said it was inviting buglers I don't know when you are going but I would try to get a quick post to state that your house will be occupied and it may help. Obviously I certainly don't want you to be burgled but just telling you incase you did not know this. This year I have not said at all when I was going away.
I know it is a shame as we are all mega excited when we are going on holiday but it is better to be safe than sorry and Insurance companies are so quick to try not to pay you out.
Just saying.
Have a great week/

Kath x

Lynsey said...

Hi Susan, this is gorgeous card! I hope you have a wonderful holiday, sounds amazing!
Hugs Lynsey x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I like the sweet image and the bow with the snowflake
Kevin xx

susiestacey said...

Thanks kath l am going on my own and hubby is home retired so he will be home as will my son who is only in college half of the week x

cotnob said...

A brilliant card Susan, such a cute image and gorgeous bow.
I hope you have a fabulous holiday.

Kathleen said...

Hi Susan, just wanted to wish you a fabulous holiday, was not sure when you were going but Brenda mentioned Thursday so I hope that is right and I have not missed the boat (or should I say plane).
A heck of a long flight, but better going out than coming home as you are more excited, not been to NZ but been to Oz as my eldest Daughter lives there.
Again, have a great time.

Kath x

Janice said...

Hope you got your cards done last night - think my report card would say I was a distraction! Super card again here and again, best wishes for a fun holiday, Jx

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card and bow!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card and bow!!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation Susan, love the image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x