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Sunday, 31 July 2011

When Life Gives you Lemons

Had an evening in the craft room tonight catching up and getting ahead as I'm going out tomorrow night to celebrate the "big 50" which happens on Monday. It will definitely be a celebration as two years ago I spent my birthday preparing for major surgery to have a brain tumour removed the size of a tangerine, so I'm very grateful to still be here in good health and able to celebrate this milestone. 
Love this sentiment from Meljens, it's so appropriate in life.


Using another of my prize digis from the Waxfruit Company - lemon blossoms, the image is coloured with promarkers. I printed the gingham and sentiment direct to card then mounted the image on foam pads then a further layer with silicon glue. This has been layered onto lemon card and a white card base. Card is finished with a gingham bow and pearl.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - feeling fruity
Allsorts - free and easy
Card Makin Mamas - food and drink
Aud Sentiments - make someone smile
I Love Promarkers - anything goes

Carol x

40 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card! I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

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  2. This is just fabulous Carol.
    What a wonderful feeling you must have. May i offer my congratulations in advance!
    Thank you very much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  3. It looks like you picked some fabby images as your prize from the Wax fruit co.
    This is another stunner!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  4. Such a fab card Carol! I love the fresh look - very pretty!

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  5. I love this Carol, that sentiment is so true. Have a very happy birthday and have an extra one for the doctor who performed your op, glad they got it sorted.
    Jenny xx

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  6. Wow definetely a very Happy Birthday to you Carol that is quite amazing. Love your card perfect sentiment and so fresh looking...could just drink some homemade lemonade...yum
    Have a fab time.
    Hugs Sally x

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  7. A lovely card Carol, beautifully coloured and a perfect sentiment. Have a happy special birthday and hope you have many more.
    Hugs
    Christine xx

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  8. Gorgeous card and sentiment. Wishing you a very happy birthday for tomorrow, so glad you're fit and well to enjoy it!
    Anne
    x

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  9. Fabulous card - love the sentiment.
    Have a wonderful birthday, and many many more.

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  10. Fab card and sentiment and Love the printed gingham:)
    Val x

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  11. I love this one Carol I think the sentiment is great. Have a wonderful birthday xx Jan

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  12. Fab card, love the freshness of the colours and clean cut design, congrats on your special birthday, enjoy! and here's to many more!
    Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

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  13. Another stunning card Carol, love the sentiment. Happy Birthday and I hope you have a wonderful time
    Beryl x

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  14. Another great card for the challenge, love the gingham.
    Linbyx

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  15. Well, Happy Birthday to you! Another fab card you've created here! My Card is here

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  16. Very pretty card. Bright and cheery!

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  17. Great card and love the sentiment.Have a great birthday x

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  18. Gorgeous card Carol love the sentiment it says it all!:) Sandra H

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  19. Have a great birthday. Love your card, brilliant sentiment xx

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  20. Life is so precious, isn't it - rejoicing that you are fit having been so poorly a couple of years ago - Happy Birthday x

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  21. Love the clean and simple look to this card. The yellow and green are perfect with the white. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Hugs,
    julie

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  22. Your card is so sweet. ;)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

    You are a walking miracle indeed...wow. That's a blessing to share. ;)

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  23. Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here.
    Maureen.........x

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  24. The gingham and the lemon image really complement each other, lovely colours & card.

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  25. your card is just lovely!! i hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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  26. You'll be enjoying your night out by now! I hope you enjoy it. Lovely card,I have that sentiment but with a different digi image. Hazel x

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  27. Super card, Carol. Love the sentiment to go with the fab lemons and Happy Birthday. Hope you've had a great day. x

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  28. Such a perfect card for the challenge. Love it! Congrat's for your 50th, and I'm so pleased to read your other good news x

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  29. Hapy Birthday! Hope you've enjoyed a wonderful day. Great lemon card, beautiful colouring!

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  30. This is brilliant you're certainly using your prize well. Love the shading and design of your card :)
    Jenny x

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  31. Love your lemon and the touches of gingham.

    Happy birthday, indeed!

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  32. Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug.

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  33. A fab card


    Belated Birthday Greetings too

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  34. Fantastic card!!

    Thanks for playing in our latest free and easy challenge at Allsorts and good luck in the draw....

    Emma xxx

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  35. Cool...lemons!! Wonderful card..LOVE the sentiment..."sweet"!!

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  36. fab card -Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers -Kate x

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  37. Great card & I love that sentiment!
    Sharon x

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  38. Hi Carol, Fabulous card, I love that sentiment too, makes so much sense:0)
    Many congratulations on your 50th and fantastic news that you're doing so well after what must have been an awful trauma, I'm extremely glad you're doing so well, Hugs Gay xxx

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  39. Gorgeous card Carol and just love the sentiment.

    Wendy -x-

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