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Monday, 30 March 2015

TBT Challenge #7, Easter - Monday 30th March 2015

Hello Friends,

The current Throwback Thursday Challenge from Bibiana is to share a previously blogged Easter themed project. I looked back to last year, where I made lots of craft items - sewn and wooden hanging decorations, but very few cards...I chose this one to revisit for the challenge, made using a cute Mo Manning digital image.

This is the original post:

I do like the image, especially the very obliging dog!

I hope you all had good weekends? We could have done with a better start to summer in the UK, couldn't we?

Last week I had annual leave to use up before the end of March, so I was home. Tom was here a bit of the time, but mostly it was me and the hens, except Friday when I did go down to the office to check in with my volunteers and give them their Easter eggs!

Luckily it was a pretty pleasant week for weather and I even ventured into the craft barn one day. I had intended to do lots of little 'jobs' in the house, but it turned into a bit of a craft 'retreat', which I really enjoyed. It was nice to be able to spend more time on crafts I wanted to make, such as the watering can project, instead of being rushed, which I admit not liking..there's enough of deadlines at work!

One great part of the week, was spending more time with the hens, especially young Tilda, who has been very timid. I knew it was because we were 'forced' to get her in the dead of winter, soon after losing Bella, so I hadn't had much time to handle her and thus bond with her. Now she is finally following me and taking food from my hand and she joined in 'helping' Tom with some digging last week too. I took too long getting their evening corn treat ready one afternoon last week, that she actually flew up on to my back in protest!

Cara, after 4 years of not really much being bothered with contact (a very independent hen), has become my 'shadow'. Ok I know it's because she knows I will give in and let her have her favourite snack, a blueberry, but it is nice.

Enough of my waffle, this week I will be doing something I don't usually do and that is post most days, as I have quite a few Easter projects left to show you. Even with having a week devoted to craft last week and getting quite a bit done, I still have no idea how some of you post daily... I guess I am a very slow crafter!

I am entering this card in 

Love and Hugs 
Carole X


  1. Carole this is just such a super cute and fun Easter scene. Loving the pretty flowers and colours.
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  2. This is a cute image and I really love that plaid set of leaves. Glad your new little hen is coming around. Enjoy your day.

  3. Brilliant card Carole, love the image, pretty papers and your great design.
    Patricia xxx

  4. Hi Carole,
    brilliant card for the throwback challenge theme.
    Yes you are right about the dog being very obliging.
    Love the fab image and your super design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Sounds like you had a lovely time with the 'girls' on your time off, I love the idea of them following you around, even if it is for food, it is still lovely. I doubt they would do it for a stranger. Your throwback card is beautiful, the image is lovely. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Morning Carole,
    Love your card, such a lovely image. Sounds like you had an enjoyable week with craft and the hens.

    1. Thanks Lydia, I certainly did! X

  7. Very sweet card Carole, perfect for Easter throwback! Sounds like you had a lot of fun!! hugs :)

  8. This is just so sweet and oblong dog is about right! I'm glad you enjoyed some R&R. I grew up on a hobby farm and I know how much fun it is to have animals.

  9. A lovely card for Easter. Pretty colours too. Lovely to hear that Tilda is settling in well now after the winter & that Cara is also enjoying your company more too.
    Amy x

  10. A lovely card for Easter. Pretty colours too. Lovely to hear that Tilda is settling in well now after the winter & that Cara is also enjoying your company more too.
    Amy x

  11. so cute and thanks for playing, love the colors, hugs bibiana