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Saturday 24 September 2011

Pink Rose

It was a lovely warm day here today so I spent some time sitting in the garden doing absolutely nothing except enjoying the sunshine. I'm pleased to say the builders are doing great, they've converted half the garage to an extra room this week with little or no mess and it's ready to plaster. On Monday they start digging the founds for the extension of the existing dining room so we'll see how that goes.
Anyhow on to cards, I've been playing since coming in from the garden:

This is a new La Blanche stamp, I've inked it up in 3 shades of pink/red and brown for the stem then cut out with a scalloped nestie and used some spun sugar TH distressed ink before removing the die. This is mounted on foam pads. Card is finished with a sentiment and a pearl.
This was originally going to be a OLC but there was obviously stray ink on the stamp so rather than waste a card base I re-stamped and covered up! That's why it looks like I've mounted it too far into the corner.

Many thanks to all who left comments on my cards last week, it was a bit manic wasn't it - don't know how Chrissie and Mandy coped, they must have been typing comments in their sleep!

Challenges entered:
Less is More - sketch
Allsorts - keep it simple
Polka Doodle - distress it
Art Impressions Stamp - for the girls
Fairy Fun Fridays - pink and distressed

Carol x


  1. I'm glad you agree that the topper is a bit too close to the corner Carol, but having read your post, I now understand why it's there! I would have hated to have wasted the card too!
    It's a really pretty image!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Great card, love the stamp and pretty colour :)

  3. So Gorgeous carol xxxx
    Hugs Debbie xx

  4. gorgeous card, the image is really pretty

    thankyou for joining in with the Allsorts fun this week


    Amanda xx

  5. Carol, this is lovely the colour is beautiful too also is the die cuts the distressing and the image so soft and lovely:) Sandra H

  6. Such a pretty rose - lovely shades of pink!

  7. Hola Carol, very romantic card, Carol, beautiful your rose, pretty card, well done.
    A hug from Palma

  8. I like how you did the flower in 3 colors and used it to cover over the ink spot. Very clever. Thanks for joining the challenge at Art Impressions.

  9. I love your colour choice here Carol, and that is a really pretty stamp. The same thing has happened to me when I try one layer cards, usually with the sentiment!

    Have a lovely Sunday.

    Jo x

  10. Lovely image I love your new stamp, the colours are really soft and feminine - great card! We wouldn't have know about your error if you hadn't of told us, I'm sure everyone else is always making booboos and covering up I know I do! xx
    PS are the builders making you a new craft room??????????????? Whoppeeeeeeeeeee

  11. A lovely card Carol, love the soft colours. xx

  12. Well rescued Carol
    Super subtle colours
    thank you
    Mandi LIM

  13. It's lovely, well done on covering the mistake. Hazel x

  14. Carol, it's a beautiful image, and good for you making the save! Unfortunately, many of my goof ups ended up in the trash!

  15. What a pretty card, Carol!! Your rose is lovely...love the soft colors...great save on your part(one layer cards seem so easy but are the most difficult for me because of that very thing:)!!)

  16. Beautiful card, I love the simplicity of the design. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Prairie Fairy Fridays!

  17. Simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our Pink and Distressed challenge! Good luck! :D

    xx Tracey/DT xx

  18. Beautiful card Carol! I became a follower!
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  19. what a fantastic rose. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  20. Love the simplicity of your card!

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x