Thursday, 29 November 2012

Tulips for Letraset

Today I made a simple tulip card for the Letraset blog. Go HERE to see it, leave a comment and on Sunday I will pick a random name from the comments left to win a set of the Winter Limited Edition Promarkers. The winner will be announced on Monday next week, so a nice early Christmas present for someone

There are some great sales on at the Letraset site this week as well, go HERE to see - if you are from the US, change the currency to US $ before you start, then click on special offers - they are selling a lot of sets at 50% off, and it's a good way to start if you don't have the $$ with Christmas coming up to buy loads of markers. Free shipping too if you spend over $30 

So here are my tulips, the card is over on the blog......




and I promised to share with you why I am more hectic, frazzled and tired than usual in my busy life. We decided earlier this year that we would put our Florida house on the market, not an easy decision, but a lot of valid reasons for making that decision. So with a bit of sadness, we put it on the market, expecting it to take months in a sluggish market. 

It was sold in less than a week!


So although it has been sold furnished, obviously there are a lot of belongings that need to be taken back to the UK - clothes and crafts being two of them. So life is a whirlwind of sorting, clearing, packing, filling out customs forms......HELP!

Huge hampers of clothes have gone to a charity supporting homeless people, I have been 'Ebaying' like crazy - where did it all come from?!

Yes, we will come back to Florida, we have many good friends here, although I am going to start nagging them to get their passports in order so that they can come over to see us for a change. End of an era. Sigh. Expect some melancholy from me over the next few days - we leave here in 2 1/2 weeks  

47 comments:

freetimegone said...

Wow! That is amazing that your house sold so quickly. I am sure you have lots to do in the next couple of weeks. Best of luck!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card good luck in your new home Ginny x

cal8007 said...

I've moved 14 times since I married my hubby - he worked for an oil company, but never sold a house including the furniture. You must have so many mixed emotions, Enfys!! I'll go check ebay and see what you got for sale; I hope it's some crafty stuff.

You did an awesome job on your card with those purple tulips! Thanks for the chance!

Hugs,

Carmen

cal8007 at aol dot com

cal8007 said...

I've moved 14 times since I married my hubby - he worked for an oil company, but never sold a house including the furniture. You must have so many mixed emotions, Enfys!! I'll go check ebay and see what you got for sale; I hope it's some crafty stuff.

You did an awesome job on your card with those purple tulips! Thanks for the chance!

Hugs,

Carmen

cal8007 at aol dot com

Caroline said...

Good luck in your new home and the tulips are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

TheKatsWhiskers said...

Obviously a difficult time for you :( fancy meeting up in Brum when you're back?
I actually need these promarkers!
Kat xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I left a note on the Letraset blog!
Congrats on the house sale!
DeniseB

ribenaruby said...

Lovely card Enfys, love your fab tips and ideas! Wow, your house sale has gone through quick...it's hard leaving any home let alone one that's abroad,take one day at a time! Have a brilliant day. Ruby x

pinky said...

Aw I am sure you will miss your house over there Enfys, its been a big part of your lives but hopefully your friends will all visit and it will be like home from home:0 Love your tulips, beautifully coloured and well done on the quick sale. Hope you don't get too stressed.

Asha said...

Leaving Florida? You do realise that it rains...a lot ...over here on the Continent... and it's cold! LOL. Good luck with the move. And before I forget...the card is gorgeous. Love the tulips...beautiful.

Kim G, said...

Oh, that is sad news for all of us Americans and Floridians (I'm part time here, too). But isn't that the great thing about the blogosphere? We'll still all be here!

Craftychris said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the colours. No wonder you have been busy - Florida's loss is our gain! xx

Jessica said...

I love the card En. I'm sad for you too. As you said, and end of an era. Busy busy busy, but since it sold in a week it will all be done and you'll be home for Christmas. But yes, lots of work. Be well and take care to get enuf rest. Safe journey y'all. Big hugs, Jess

Swimmom said...

Beautiful card! I would love to get my hands on all of the limited edition markers from this year! And wow! What a whirlwind your in the midst of! Best of luck on the move - you'll always be an "honorary American"!

KraftyKaren said...

Really lovely card - well done on such a quick house sale. Good luck with all the moving stuff.

Karen x

Jackie said...

Awesome card! Love the colors. Sorry to hear you are moving. Hope you keep the blog going. I love your stories about your grand kids and Starbucks.

Peggy T. said...

Oh no, Enfys. Please don't leave us. I'm amazed at how fast your house sold. Moving is a chore so I will wish you Godspeed.

Peggy T.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

WOW Enfys that was quick! Good luck with the move and getting everything sorted. Back home for Christmas :-) Fabulous card - wonderful.

Margie said...

Enfys, I always enjoyed your stories about your trips back and forth over the pond....I will miss that :) congrats on the quick sale!
Your card is beautiful! The coloring is perfect! It almost looks like a watercolor. Fabulous job! Have a safe trip and enjoy that packing. I don't envy you! :)

Hrvatica said...

Beautiful card. Good luck with your move and hopefully it won't be too stressful.

Maureen R said...

Another beautiful card and love the colouring. I moved every two years when I was younger but have been here for 40 years so know what you mean. Hope the sorting out and packing go well for you both.

Maureen R said...

Another beautiful card and love the colouring. I moved every two years when I was younger but have been here for 40 years so know what you mean. Hope the sorting out and packing go well for you both.

m said...

wishing you a safe move. Doesn't matter where you go as long as you keep in touch with everyone on your blog. We all get a great chuckle out of your stories. Have a safe journey.

CyndiU said...

Congrats on the sale of your FL house. Sorry to see you leave, but I'm sure you'll be back often to visit. I'm hoping to start traveling next year (before I get to old to travel). If I plan a trip to the UK, I'll give you a heads up and perhaps we can go for a spot of tea. :)
Hugs, CyndiU

kanda said...

Hope you manage to get everything organised and have a good trip back to the UK just in time for christmas.
That is a gorgous card, I love the colouring and the tip about the pearls xx

Patty said...

Wow! I was wondering what happened when you hadn't posted anything for a week!! I'm so happy for you that it sold so quickly...others have not been so lucky! Feel bad for you that the emptying & craziness has begun. I don't know how in the world you managed to post the last few cards! And they're as beautiful as every!!

Kristie Maynard said...

WOW! Isn't that a surprise? And what a big job that is. Moving is not on my lists of things I like to do and I can't imagine moving across the pond! Big job, but I'm glad we'll still be hearing from you, that won't change and that is a very good thing.

Linda said...

Oh the US is loosing two good friends. Moving is so hard even if it is a summer home. But keeping two homes is just too much.
That is wonderful that it sold so fast.
Love the cards and good luck on the move. I will be sending you prayers and blessings.

ang said...

lovely card, good luck with the move back, what about the stories from dunkin donuts, you are going to have find somewhere else angxxxx

pcrusberg said...

Really lovely card. Good luck with your move. I just read that petting a dog can lower your blood pressure. You might want to keep that in mind!

Best wishes!

Cheryl W said...

America will be all the poorer, Enfys, when you are not here on a regular basis. I will also miss your Dunkin' Donut stories.

MizMaryAnn said...

Oh my, I'm in shock! I don't handle change very well, so it would be hard for me to do what you are doing. I am going to miss your Dunkin Donut stories. Thank goodness for the internet so we can still be cyber friends. God bless you and guide you safely back to England. Now you will get to see your grandchildren all year instead of every three months. Hugs and smiles, Mary Ann

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Enfys, Selling your house in such a short time good luck where ever you go and hopefully settle pretty quickly so we can see your gorgeous creations again x

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Gorgeous tulips :)

AndreaA said...

Beautiful card Enfys, I love the colors of the tulips!!
glad that your house sold for you. That was fast!!
But I have to say that I don't envy you having to pack all that you are taking back home with you. I have only moved once since I was married in 1969. After we bought this house 30 years ago I knew this is where I wanted to be for the rest of my life.

kisatrtle said...

The states won't ever be the same! I'll get my passport in order!!!

Jan Lynn said...

I am sure you will still have many funny stories to share with us but I had always sort of dreamed of running into you when I happened to be in Florida. I know that you will enjoy being closer to your grandbabies. I suffer from withdrawal if I don't see mine every day.

Anonymous said...

Amazing you sold the house so fast. Your card is great ! I wish I could afford to get markers. Oh well maybe one day. I'll just enjoy looking at your Great work for now !
Anna N.

Linda F said...

Tulips have been my favorite since I was a little girl. That is fantastic that you were able to sell your home so quickly. Good luck on the move. It is always a lot of work especially when you collect a lot of craft items. I know, we moved this year and hope this is the last time.

Treva said...

Pretty tulips, glad that you were able to sell your home so quickly. Sorry that its going to be quite hectic for you for the next few weeks.

Nanette said...

Congrats on the sale of your home so quickly. It must be a very nice house.
Beautiful card!

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ursula Uphof said...

Congratulation on the sale of your house. Oh my I am going to miss your lovely stories of your travelling, but I am sure you will be so happy to be closer to your family permanently. Good luck with the move Enfys, and I am sure there will still be some good stories about all of that. Hugs, Ursula

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Linda . J said...

This is just gorgeous Enfys,love the colours and your design is beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Marianne said...

Wow, it's amazing that your house sold so quickly in these financially difficult times. Friends of mine in the Netherlands have been trying to sell their house for over 2 years now, but without any viewers chances are very slight the house will sell any time soon. Good luck arranging everything.

TheTulipCollector said...

Beautiful tulips!!!!