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Saturday 17 March 2012

Sell out news!

It's been a beautiful day here although quite cool. Really felt I should have been out in the fresh air but needed to make Mum's card for tomorrow! I'm pleased to say all the cards I made for eldest to sell were gone by lunchtime today so at least all the work was worthwhile.
I treated myself to the Faerie and Paintbox Poppet decoupage sheets from Crafter's Companion this week and I've used the Star Magnolias Faeries image for Mum's card.

The image is gorgeous and the die cut decoupage is a dream to work with. I've mounted the image on a new fancy rectangle nestie. Backing paper is from a K&Co pad which I've had forever; fan punch from Martha Stewart; ribbon and pearls from my stash. Hat pins from Joanna Sheen and heart button from Crafty Ribbons.  Pink and green matting layers are Papermania. Sentiment is computer generated.

A close up of the bow treatment which I did on the mini bowdabra.

A shot showing the dimension on the decoupage. Inside was decorated to compliment the front.

As the finished card was too big for an envelope I made a matching bag using two sheets of the backing paper.
I hope she likes it as much as I do!

Challenges entered:
House of Gilli - colours of spring
Little Darlings Challenge - colours of spring
Delightful Challenges - someone special
DYSU - favourite colour (pink)
Paper Play - bingo (flowers, stitching (on button) and button)
Crafts 4 Eternity - colour combo
Joanna Sheen - spring/Easter
Really Reasonable Ribbons - spring + ribbons
That Craft Place - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Mother's Day
My Top Tip for Tuesday would be to use your anti static bag to dust an intricate die before using it for the first time this makes releasing the die cut easier.

Carol x


  1. How pretty is your Mum's card. She will be delighted to get a beautiful card like this one. Have a lovely day to-morrow. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. oh Hun well done,on selling all your cards Hun just love this card Hun just love the colours on this Hun and that is really beautiful decoupage hugs Cherylxxxx

  3. I absolutly love this, so many beautiful details on the card. I also love the punches you used, specially the new nesty under the image.
    Thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  4. Delightful creation, Carol, with stunning elements and colour palette.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  5. Gorgeous card Carol. ;pve a;; the pretty detail. Carolxx

  6. This is Gorgeous Carol, what beautiful colours and love the border. Its all so pretty.
    Thanks for taking part in MAWTT challenge this week.
    Hugs Mau xx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous card Carol, love the detailing and colours. Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Carol, Your mums card is beautiful, these decoupages sets are stunning and your new die is outstanding too it's finished beautifully and l'd be proud to recieve this .........simply gorgeous:) x have a lovely day tomrrow:) xx

  9. This is really beautiful Carol, I'm sure your mum will be delighted.

    Jo x

  10. This is really pretty, love how delicate it is!!!

  11. Beautiful card carol your mum will love it !

  12. Beautiful card Carol, lovely ribbon and pins. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  13. Oh this is just perfect for the C4E colour challenge. So much detail! Thanks for joining us at c4e this week. keeley

  14. Stunning!!! Love everything, fab bow and love all the little bits and pieces you attached to it. Gorgeous decoupage. Your Mum is sure to love it too.

  15. Congratulations on selling on your cards...that's always a wonderful feeling! As for your stunning Mother's Day card, just gorgeous! Aside from the obvious beautifully framed image, I love that cluster of embellishments on your ribbon. Nicely done. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx
    GREAT tip too :)

  16. A gorgeous creation and a FABULOUS tip! LOVE it!!! :)

  17. This card is so gorgeous Carol!!
    Hugs Nicolet

  18. Stunning creation Carol, such beutiful colours.

    Pam x

  19. Your card is just beautiful Carol.

    Thanks for joining our Springtime theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the prizes on offer.

    B x

  20. A beautiful card. I love the delicate colours and borders. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  21. Well this is beautiful, its so sweet and you definitly got that bow treatment going on, how awesome is that!
    Thanks so very much for joining our Bingo challenge at Paperplay,
    Kenzie xx
    Paperplay DT

  22. Wow its absolutely gorgeous Carol and no wonder all the cards sold out by lunch time!! Well done. Thanks for joining us at C4E this time.

  23. Lovely card, beautiful bow with the button and sprigs of pearls. Thanks for joining the Mother's Day/Buddy Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  24. wow love the card you have made, its so delciate and pretty. colours are really nice. louise xx

  25. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen! xxx

  26. Hi Carol, Ah this is super what a great card, Ohh I would have the bag on display too as its gorjuss as well, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

  27. beautiful card with beautiful colours
    thank u for joining us at
    Just inspirational challenge

  28. A beautiful card Carol, well done on your sales too. Thanks for joining in at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts this month.
    Lynn x

  29. Carol your Mother's Day card is so pretty with its matching bag too! Thanks for joining us at Delightful hugs Susan x

  30. Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  31. This is absolutely amazing. Love the punched edges and the colour scheme with the bow and pearls are awsome. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  32. A cute and Pretty creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  33. This is stunning Carol! Gorgeous image! Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges! hugs, Angela

  34. Absolutley gorgeous! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  35. This is SO gorgeous! I love the image and really love the bow with the heart and pins! Blessings! Kathy

  36. This is so beautiful Carol, love the gorgeous image and details. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x


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