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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Birthday Wishes

I've had a lovely week with my sister and Mum in the Peak District and we seem to have missed most of the rain luckily. We had a fairly hectic schedule making puddings in Bakewell, shopping in Buxton, touring Chatsworth House and gardens and a final day touring around the Peaks and lakes. The proof of the pudding is in the eating or so they so - you'll have to be content with a photo as I've already done the eating!!

Since arriving home I've done six loads of washing and cleaned the house from top to bottom so thought I was due a little me time in the craft room tonight.

This week over at Less is More the challenge is to use ribbons or buttons (or both) but still keeping the card clean and simple. I've used a strip of black card and scalloped both edges with a Martha Stewart punch then added a piece of white ribbon and a narrow black ribbon. I've added a button tied with red ribbon to the middle of the flower, a tiny spotty black bow and some bling. The sentiment is stamped direct to the base card.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - ribbons and buttons
Stamp Something - something embellished
St Lukes Charity - black, white plus one (red)
Shelly's Image Blog - anything goes

Thanks for visiting today, your comments are very welcome and always read.

Carol x


  1. I love this one Carol.. it's my kind of card if you know what I mean!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. Glad you had a good week Carol. I am from DErby originally so have spent many hours in the Peak District. Hope the Bakewel Pudding was yoummy. Great card love the simplicity of it.
    Hugs Saly xx

  3. A beautiful card Carol, I'm pleased you had a fab week hun xx Jan

  4. Fab card, love the border and splash of color. The pie looks good too!


  5. Totally stunning CAS card - I love it.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

  6. Hi Carol, Glad you had a good time:0) Love your card, pretty design and gorgeous flower. I like the colours too, Gay xxx

  7. A very elegant looking card

  8. This really is lovely Carol
    Love the colouring, that flower looks FAB
    Glad to hear you had a good week, pleased you dodged the rain.

    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  9. Carol - this is just perfect for both LIM and St Luke's challenges!! I really like the pop of red in the flower. Thanks for your continued support of St Luke's Charity Card challenge - much appreciated.

    Your holiday sounds just super - and you're lucky to have missed the rain!

  10. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  11. Super card, Carol - so elegant and classy - love the rich red flower x

  12. You need another holiday to get over all what you have done since getting home.......lol gorgeous card so elegant :) Sandra H

  13. Glad you had a nice time away Carol. I pity you all that washing. Your card is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at DDSC this week and good luck.


  14. Ooh that pie looks yummy ! Glad to hear you had a great time ! Love your card and the gorgeous richness of the colours just perfect.


  15. Hola Carol, thank you for your comment last week.
    Beautiful card Carol, your border is beautiful and you flower look fantastic, well done.
    A hug from Palma to your kitchen :D

  16. Love this Birthday card, XOXO Zoe

  17. Beautiful card Carol
    Beryl x

  18. A great selection of ribbon and the colour scheme is fab. xx

  19. Such a pretty card! Love the ribbon.

  20. Fabulous card for both LiM and St Lukes Charity Card Challenge. Thank you for joining us once again at St Lukes.
    Lynne xxx

  21. It's lovely Carol - and thank you for the comment re DT member. It's hard work! Hazel x

  22. Georgeous card, super flower and the details on the center button is lovely. Mmmmm pudding

  23. Lovely card Carol. Fab design and love that flower :o) Lisa x

  24. This is such a striking card - very classy in the black, white and red.
    Thanks so much for joining us this month.
    Tara x
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  25. Lovely card Carol and love the splash of red....thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes charity card callenge...hope to see you again next month.


  26. This is just GORGEOUS! Love what you did with the punched border and the doodling!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You GOT" Challenge.
    We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  27. Great card. The ribbon and bow look great - sets it off really well. Gill x


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