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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Get Well Soon

What a day it's been! I painstakingly cut out two decoupage sheets last night and left them on my laptop cushion overnight to find hubby had got up during the night and "moved" the cushion and tipped the bits everywhere - grrr why are men so thoughtless! Anyway set to this afternoon to make a get well card with one of said decoupages and just couldn't get the base layer matted and layered satisfactorily and ended up giving up and using a diecut decoupage instead.

 In the midst of all this the doorbell rang and lo and behold it was Talk Talk making their fourth visit in 12 months to sign us up for telephone and broadband - not that they introduce themselves of course  but I knew the minute the young lad (being polite here) opened his mouth. I quickly interrupted him and told him I wasn't interested and he insisted on carrying on until I eventually shut the door in his face, he and his colleague left with him shouting some expletives behind himself!! Talk Talk job adverts must go something like:

Teen wanted, attitude essential, must know everything and have the ability to answer back.

Anyway then set to making my get well card and tried a new Cheery Lynn doily die which took 3 attempts to get a cut I was happy with, why do we have days like this - knew I should've stayed in bed this morning!! This is for my hubby's Aunt who had a brain aneurysm and emergency surgery on Friday night - she was very lucky as she lives alone but realised something was wrong and managed to dial 999.

  • Decoupage - No Scissors Required Book 3
  • Doily - Cheery Lynn Dies
  • Mats - Spellbinders nesties
  • Cream lace(which has been coloured to match with promarkers), sentiment and pearls from stash.
Challenges entered:
Cupcake Craft - something new (doily)
Lollipop Crafts - anything new goes
Paper Pretties - get well
The Crazy Challenge - lace and/or pearls
Anything goes - anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio - monochromatic
CBGM - 3d decoupage
Lothian Crafts - diecuts
The Craft Garden - monochrome
Unstampabelles - anything goes
Designed 2 Delight - winter flowers
Scrappy Frogs - lace

Carol x


  1. Men eh! Gorgeous card Carol and I hope you husband's aunt is OK. Hugs x

  2. Fab card Carol, glad you got there in the end! Thanks for joining us this month at CBGM, good luck with the challenge and hope your husband's aunt recovers well:)

  3. Sounds like the sort of thing my hubby would do too so your not along! After the day you've had least you've produced a stunning card Carol, just so pretty, love the navy/white combo and the flowers are fab. liked your comment yesterday, don't think I would be in the running for long! Hope you have a better day tomorrow. Carolxx

  4. Hi Carol

    A gorgeous get well card .. .. I am sure it will be well loved.

    Thank goodness that your hubby's aunt was able to contact help.

    I hope that she is recovering OK and is getting good care.

    You must have been gutted to see all your cutting out scattered everywhere!!!

    Love Jules xx

  5. A stunning card! I love that you persevered through your day ~ I might have gone back to bed and pulled the covers over!

  6. Such a lovely card and I'm sure it will cheer your husband's aunt. The Digi Makeover Challenge requires the use of a digital image, but I'm not sure I see one on your creation. Thanks for sharing it with us still! :)

  7. Sorry to hear your day started off so badly! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! It is stunning! I love the die cut behind the flowers, and the way you added the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Designed2Delight!

  8. Hi again, Carol! I hope your week improves and that you'll play along with us another time! {hugs}

  9. Sheer elegance carol, love it. Fellas eh!
    Have a great day. xx Jan

  10. Wow, sounds like you've had a rough day! Sounds like that lad needs a kick up the rear end, LOL. Wonder what the company would think of his behaviour. I have a die that it takes several runs through the cuttlebug to get it to cut properly, I've used it once only!!
    Your card looks lovely, hope your hubby's aunt will be ok.

  11. This is gorgeous Carol,it turned out fabulous regardless.xxx

  12. Fab card :) Thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Crafts Challenge and good luck - Jane x

  13. An absolute Stunner of a Card Carol. Thank you for joining us at CBGM this month.

    Linda DT

  14. Fabulous card Carol it sure is a stunner. Thank you for taking part in our challenge this month over at CBGM

    Linda xxx

  15. I love it the doily is fantastic. Thanks for joining our challenge Elaine

  16. Carol, This is gorgeous and your Husbands Aunt will feel better having rec'd a lovely card you have created here:) Sandra H

  17. This is such a beautiful card...the doily is so lovely and you have teamed it so nicely with the decoupage.

  18. beautiful card - love the combination of blue and white. thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles challenge this month.

  19. A really great card, thanks for playing at anything goes this week, hugs trace x dt

  20. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  21. This is stunning! Your doily is fantastic! Thanks for joining in at Paper Pretties Monday Challenge this week! Hope to see you back next week, too!
    Cheryl First
    Paper Pretties DT

  22. Great card carol thanks for playing along with us at CBGM this month
    Jacki xx

  23. Beautiful card Carol. I like the flowers and lace frame, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
    Kevin xx

  24. Love your beautiful doily card, it was worth the effort. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes. keeley

  25. A beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
    Hugs Annette

  26. this is beautiful.

    greetings karin


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