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Friday 30 November 2012

Maja Design, Magnolia and Waffle ♥

Yaaaayyyyyyy FREEDOM!!!
I've now officially finished work for a weeks holiday, along with my hubby and much to the annoyance of a certain boy who still has to go to college ha!
I am so looking forward to not having to get up while it's still dark, but we do have rather a lot of stuff planned for the week. There won't be any lounging in bed days, as we still have to get the lazy boy out of his pit in the morning...he sets his alarm which is very effective at waking me and Phil but then Hal just sleeps straight through it!

Plan of action for the week.
Monday morning blood tests for me and opticians for Phil.
The new boiler is being fitted one day, but not sure when, though it will be a day when I'm out... being home with no heating on is not my idea of a fun day!
Another day we will be going over to Bolton to see my Mum and Dad and have lunch out with them.
Wednesday we are travelling over the border into Yorkshire to meet up with the lovely Christine and Barry for a spot of lunch...looking forward to that honey :)
There will also be Christmas shopping trips though a certain someone isn't thrilled by the idea!

I have a few jobs planned to keep Phil occupied...I'm good like that :)
A new toilet to be fitted in Hals bathroom, the TV in my craft room to be connected up rather than just sitting there gathering dust, outside twinkly lights to be reinstated, and Christmas decorations to be put up.
Phil enjoys decorating the tree, I do not and so this is Phil's contribution towards the festivities. But before anyone starts to feel too sorry for him, my jobs are the endless writing of Christmas 'to-do' lists, the majority of the gift buying, all the wrapping and the unenviable task of writing out 120 cards :)

I would much rather spend the week in my craft room playing but I need to pull my finger out and get organised for Christmas.

And with Christmas in mind (better late than never)
A little candy...

Maja Design It's Christmas Time 6x6 pad. These papers are absolutely gorgeous!
I used them for This card.

And a Magnolia stamp..Santa Lucia. I think this is a special release stamp (I think??)

If you are a regular, then you know my very simple rules by now.
Candy is open worldwide, though I am not liable for customs duty that some countries impose, and I always mark it as a gift.
Candy is open to my existing followers only...I appreciate my followers and those that take the time to leave a comment, especially when I'm so far behind in returning the gesture!
(you do not need to have your own blog to enter, I know who follows and who comments)

Thanks for looking 
Love Elaine ♥


  1. Wow, sounds like you have a busy week, sounds like my weekend!! My kids are at my sisters so it's my chance to go do some christmas shopping without them!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!! HUgsxx

  2. Super candy Elaine, thanks for tthe chance to win. Hope you have a great week and can make time for a spot of relaxing too xx

  3. Sounds like you are going to be busy Elaine and fabulous candy as always
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  4. Had to laugh at Phils comment on facebook about having to go shopping! Have fun, enjoy your time off and get something for yourself while you are out!

  5. Yayyy I made it this time. Your house sounds like mine. You have a week off and you still have to get up to ensure your 17 year old gets his arse out of bed for college. Seriously. Sounds a busy week but I'd rather be doing all those things than going to work, so enjoy your time off Hun, even if you have to get up too, at least it can be in your dressing gown with a coffee in hand as you wave off Hal.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Hugs Tracy x

  6. Oh this paper looks so gorgeous! Thanks so much for a chance to win...hugs! Leah Ann

  7. Hi Elaine gosh you have the week planned sounds like hard work and as for the lazy boy my lazy boy its just the same. Hooted the weather improves for you and enjoy your trips.of to bed will pop back and enter candy tomorrow phone won't allow entering candys

  8. Ooh thanks Elaine, that pad looks so lovely

  9. Thanks Elaine and good luck in your tasks as you get ready for Christmas!!! Your card you created with these MD papers is STUNNING!!!!
    Hugz and blessings

  10. Wow What a week you have planned and the writing of 120 cards you've got me beat by 40 and they take so long to do I have such a hard time writing lots after a while lol
    Have fun decorating everything and thank you for the chance
    Merry Christmas Nikki C

  11. tx Elaine for another sweet candy chance...!

  12. I don't often comment, but I've been a follower for a long time and love sneaking in and seeing your projects.

  13. Yay! A week off! Hope you enjoy it but from the sound of it you look like you will be very busy!
    Thanks so much for a chance to enter for this gorgeous prize :)
    Fiona L x

  14. Wow, what a lovely surprise Elaine.
    Those papers and the stamp, thank you for sharing.
    Chris x

  15. Sounds like you have a great week lined up although not exactly restful! Have fun with all your Christmas preparations :-)

  16. Wowww Elaine,fantastic papers and stapm,you are so generous^_^Thanks a lot for the chance to win^_^
    Happy holidays my friend^_^
    If someone don't like to do shopping,can I go me with you^_^
    Big hug,

  17. Really looking forward to your visit on Wednesday hon... I've alerted the authorities not to stop you at the border.. you're to be treated with your usual VIP status (well you can't help what you're used to, can you?)... Now don't you go wearing yourself out before you get here!!

    Big hugs
    Christine xx

  18. Gorgeous candy Elaine, thanks so much for the opportunity to win. Good luck with all the Christmas preparations!
    Caz x

  19. OOOO Elaine.... can see Hal having a strop from here lol.....Lots to do but I'm sure you can fit in a tiny bit of crafting.... enjoy your break

  20. Have a lovely week off. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love the paper and somebody else could win the stamp. Well you know me and Tilda, lol! xx

  21. Hi Sweetheart, the Sugar Bowl Challenge Mr Linky is not working, not sure why and i carnt leave a comment as its not working either, could you let Gayle know. hugs Shirleyx

    Enjoy your time of and have Crafty funxxxxx

  22. Hi Elaine looks like you wks. hol. is very well planned.. have a great day in Yorkshire with Christine/Barry..thanks for the chance to win one of my fav gals & this oh so gorg DP..xx

    smiles Christine tother one.x

  23. Wat heb jij een drukke maar denk ik ook wel leuke week voor de boeg. Geniet ervan!
    Leuke candy geef je weg.
    Groetjes, Nelleke

  24. Have a fabulous week off elaine.i hope you get all your jobs done.thanks so much for the chance to win your candy :D

    xx coops xx

  25. Hope you have a good week & get all you need done. 120 cards is quite a feat to write so that's not an enviable task.
    I remember the Lucia celebrations from my childhood - every 13th December we did them & invited the neighbours for the Swedish Christmas drink which Mum would make & the special biscuits - the saffron buns we didn't very often ham but they are something else indeed.
    Paula (PEP)

  26. Wow you are going to be a busy bee - hope you enjoy yourself during the week (apart from the blood test!) Typical, having to still get up whilst having a week off!
    Enjoy SarahSx

  27. Wonderful candy Elaine. Someone is going to be really lucky. I'm an old follower.
    Hugs, Rosalee

  28. Ooh, enjoy your days off. I am counting the days to my Christmas holiday break.
    Carissa :)

  29. Don't forget to have plenty of rest and relaxation! Hope you have a good week hun and thanks for the chance of that gorgeous candy.

    hugs Ali x

  30. Oooh a week off - I could do with that just now. Make sure you have some well deserved rest and spend a tiny bit of time in your craft room to make one of your delish cards!

    Thanks for the chance to win - you generous lady you!


    Hazel x

  31. Sounds like a good week getting ready for Christmas, have fun, I,m sure there will be a little time for crafting, you will have to try the TV out wont you? LOL xxxx


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