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Saturday 15 October 2011


The builders will be knocking walls out of the house next week so my craft room has gone from this:

to this in the last couple of days:

My sitting room meanwhile is now doubling as a craft room - not a good look! The kitchen has been decanted to all corners of the house and now I'm exhausted. We're leaving home on Monday for a few days to stay at my Mum's down in North Northumberland as it's half term up here so hopefully we'll miss most of the mess.

I've managed a LIM card this afternoon with a bit of Chrissie's lateral thinking!

I was a bit stumped with this theme of cocktails - I know I have some chipboard and/or gel pieces of cocktail glasses but given all of the above I don't know where they are located. So I was sitting scratching my head when the idea of a peacock tail struck! I took a piece of A6 card and brayered it with a big and juicy ink pad then put it in the printer to overprint with the peacock image from Crafty Ann's and out popped a B&W photo of a peacock duh! I was about to redo it then wondered whether the glossy photo paper would brayer et voila this is what I ended up with.
Matted layers are cut with label one dies, Image has been mounted with pinflair gel and card is finished with a stamped sentiment and a bow.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - cocktails
Craft Your Passion - card for all occasions

Carol x


  1. Well done for making a lovely card in chaos! I don't envy you. Hope you get sorted soon. xx Jan

  2. Carol, your card is so very stunning! Oh, what a crafty mess ;o) you will have troubles to find all your stash if it can stay on it´s place! Hope you can move into your "new" craftingroom soon. xx Bianca

  3. Love this Carol,love your take on Cocktails,good luck for next week.xxx

  4. It's lovely, Carol, beautiful colour too. Hope the building work goes well. Enjoy your break. Hazel x

  5. Brilliant Carol, inventiveness a-plenty!
    Super card too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Hola Carol, ooooh dear i think to renovate a house is like a scare movie :C, very stressfull, I wish you courage.

    Very clever idea Carol, so creative, i love this colour, well done.
    A hug from Palma

  7. Fab card Carol, such a lovely colour. Good luck with the building work, hope you manage to miss the worst of it! Lisa x

  8. Carol l truly love what you have done with this card its stunning! hope its not too long now before all building work comes to an end:) Sandra H

  9. Great interpretation of cocktail!!!!! Fab card...

  10. Super card Carol, lovely colour
    Great thinking outside to box
    thank you
    mandi LIM

  11. What a wonderful peacock Carol! Good luck with the building work. Vx

  12. oh hun really do not envy you with all this but it will be worth it in the end just love your card hun its just so so beautiful hugs cherylxxxx

  13. Love your lateral thinking! Have a good time in Northumberland :)

  14. Smashing take on the theme - fab card. Best of luck with the alterations too


  15. Great card Carol, you reminded me I had Peacock stamps! Best of luck with the building works!

  16. great card and thanks for the tip ,good luck with the renovations x

  17. Great card, brilliant idea
    Beryl x

  18. Good luck with your renovation. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  19. The peacock looks stunning a great take on the "cocktail" theme.

    You can view my card here

  20. Super creative on your part, Carol! Beautiful card!


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