Saturday, 3 August 2013

Abit of Trumpet blowing......

my own that is... i have been away on a weeks cruise to Norway which was fabulous.  Anyway when I got back learned that I have  come in the top Dreamboat 3 in the TIO #144 challenge Beach.

I got back on Thursday and knew i had to get ready for a local competition for the Horticultural Society in the WI category.  I entered as part of a team.  ie Cake ,a Floral arrangement and a Craft item.  This was our first ever attempt, so we were not expecting much.....WE WON !  even got a cup.
This was our entry...all based on the letter B.  the cake is a Battenberg cake and was marked 20/20.  The flowers were an arrangement with Banksia and Brouvardia and Bamboo.  Then there was my steampunk balloon, which now has a stand , from which the balloon is suspended .   We are so proud.  Thanks for looking.
Close up of my balloon.


  1. congrats on this! your balloon is GORGEOUS Francesca!

  2. Some well-deserved fanfares! Loved your DD tag, and that steampunk balloon is a triumph. Congratulations on all your successes!
    Alison x

  3. Well deserved ;) Your steampunk balloon rocks. And... congrats to all your successes :)

  4. Congratulations Francesca, your tag is adorable and your steampunk balloon is brilliant. Fab team achievement, you must all be really proud.

  5. Congrats, Francesca, on making Top3! Truly deserved!

    And the balloon is just WOW! LOVE IT"!

    Claudia x