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Verve Week 1 for April

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Hey there...I hope your Easter long weekend is going along nicely.

Today DH and I headed inland to a sweet little gift shop/cafe in a tiny town called Tyalgum....had a beautiful lunch and snapped a few pics to share with you.....

Here's the quiet main street....


...and Flutterbies Cafe and The Little Shop Next Door Gift Shop......


.......full of adorable shabby chic goodies....

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IMG_4548 favourite was this sweet bike near our table.....

.......and the highlight of my day.....

...bananas for only 60c each at the farmer's roadside stalls on the drive out to the $12.99 a kilo Woolies had them at a week I can have a banana on my muesli again this week....I've been missing them dreadfully since Cyclone Yasi wiped out our FNQ banana crops:-(

Well, it's high time I got around to my card for today I'm sure you're thinking lol.

I played for a while last night and caught up on 3 of the Verve Sketches for this's Sketch #1 and my card....

Verve Week 1 

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Mabel

Ink: Ranger Distress Tea Dye

Embellishments: Kaisercraft Rhinestones and Pearls; button; string; Kaisercraft Rub-On

Tools: Fiskars Lace Border Punch; PTI Beautiful Blooms 2 Dies

Verve Week 1 close up

 I have card 2 and 3 - and very soon #4 for the Verve sketches to share but I'll be back probably on Tuesday with those.

The next couple of days we'll be enjoying Easter with family and I hope you get to do the same.


Butterfly Garden Cards

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I had lots of fun recently playing with the scrumptious Butterfly Garden products from Pink Paislee. Must admit as soon as I saw these out there in blogland I had to get my hands on them. The soft, muted colours, stunning vintage stamps, pretty butterflies, text papers....and so much more, had me at "hello" :-))

Butterfly Garden love

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Butterfly Garden thank you

Do you have any fun Easter long weekend plans?

We chocolate, relax and eat more chocolate:-) Oh maybe a walk on the beach if it's fine....some fishing if the weather permits.......some crafting no matter what the weather :-))......and also a trip up the Sunny Coast to see family is the go for us.......should be lovely.

Hope yours is too!

I'm off to attack one of this week's back with more to share soon:-)