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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Lilac and Green

We've ended up spending an extra couple of nights at home in order to finalise the kitchen plan and iron out a few hiccups now all the walls are down. It's been a wee bit chilly and a bit of dust but overall not too bad and the workmen are very tidy and considerate :) 
Got a bit of a fright tonight when the gas boiler went haywire five minutes after hubby left to take the dog a long walk - it made an unholy racket then the alarm went off - quick phone call to the builder who had the key to the garage and he popped straight round made it safe and went off to find the plumber who came round and put things right - so I'm glad we decided to stay an extra night!
A card I made yesterday:

Image is from LOTV, coloured with promarkers, highlighted with stickles. cut out with a labels two die, distressed with bundled sage and milled lavender DI then matted onto a silver mirri die. BP is from Dovecraft and it's also matted onto silver mirri card. Card is finished with white broderie anglais lace, ribbon, flowers and pearls.

Challenges entered:
Pollycraft - girls, girls, girls
CRAFT - recipe
Stamptacular Sunday - you choose
The Ribbon Girls - lilac and green
Lollipop Crafts - no sentiments allowed
Bunny Zoe's - lace it up
Sweet Stamps - lots of layers
Top Tip Tuesday - layer it up
Shelly's Images - at least 4 layers



  1. pretty blues, lovely image, fab layout as well, I like the use of the mirri card, makes it look like a metal frame.

  2. I love this Carol, love the colours and the added lace and flowers. A really pretty backing paper too. Jo x

  3. this is so pretty Carol. Love it xx Jan

  4. Luv the LOTV image, perfect recipe card. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie, cheers Sue xx

  5. What a sweet card the image is so adorable and the colours all look so well together, just love it xx

  6. Lovely card.Love all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  7. Beautiful card lovely design.
    Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T CHALLENGE this week with this wonderful creation.
    Betty x x

    GDT for the month of October at C.R.A.F.T

  8. Lovely lilac and green entry. Hazel x

  9. What a beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie this time, hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Sharon x

  10. Very pretty creation! Love the cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

  11. Hiya Carol, this is gorgeous, so cute! Lovely to see you joining in with us cutie pies xx

  12. Beautiful lotv image and lovely background papers l would never thought lilac and green go well together but your card looks stunning beautiful die and beautiful flowers:) Sandra H

  13. Very pretty card Carol, love the colouring. Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge, Mary G x

  14. A really wonderful card! The motiv is totally adorable and I like the touch of silver.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week. Hope to see you again :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  15. Gorgeous card, love the added lace and flowers! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week!


  16. Carol! What a beautiful card! Love the LOTV image and the colouring is perfect! Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies! Woo & Lindy Loo xx

  17. How pretty! I’m so glad you were able to play with us this time around at Bunny Zoe’s!
    Ps) If you havent already seen it, I have some blog candy up til Nov 1st. A rubber stamp set by Unity. No strings attached if you’d like to come by for a look. Just click on the Hershey kiss located in my sidebar.

  18. Very pretty card!
    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Remember, you can win an extra prize by leaving a tip on your post and writing TIP next to your name on your entry.

    Leanne xx

  19. Aww this is so pretty Carol! Lovely colours!

    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!


  20. beautiful card carol...love your take on the colour challenge...thanks for joining in the fun at The Ribbon Girls...hugs kath xxx

  21. Hello Carol, this is really pretty and I love how you framed the image, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie, Karenx

  22. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Cutie Pie Challenge,
    H and Linda xx


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