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Wednesday 5 June 2013

Birthday Wishes

Good morning all. Another glorious day yesterday, I don't think there was a cloud in the sky all day.
Had a very fleeting visit from one of my cousins who had been working in Fife and was on his way back to Devon....he'd no sooner got through the door when his phone rang and they wanted him back in Fife to run a test they'd forgotten to ask him to do before he left!! So it was a quick cuppa and no more!

The sun must have addled my brain though as I decided to go for a bike ride last night with hubby...ouch it hurt and we only did 3 or 4 miles!!

Another birthday card to share today.

Decoupage from Pinflair, I've had these for ages but made up loads of them a few weeks ago and I'm gradually getting cards made with them all. Embossing folder is a magazine freebie and I've inked it with DI before embossing. Dies from Spellbinders. Button, sentiment, pearls and ribbon from my stash. All the bits of card were leftovers lying on my desk.

Challenges entered:
Craftroom Challenge - use your scraps
Crazy Amigo Challenge - distress inks
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Shopping our Stash - no patterned papers
Tuesday Throwdown - embossing
Emma's Cards UK - buttons and bows
Sandy's Crafty Creations - embossed background

Carol x


  1. The bike ride won't hurt so much next time - is there going to be a next time? Lovely card Carol. I haven't done any decoupage for ages but I won some House Mouse stuff a couple of weeks ago so I'll have to have a go with it. Have a good day. Christine x

  2. Gorgeous card Carol, what a cutie the image is and love the embossing. Bought it too. Thought it was a really pretty one. Carolxx

  3. This is lovely Carol, such a sweet image and I love your embossed base.

  4. Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Emmas card challenge. good luck x

  5. Fab free embossing folder, made a gorgeous card and the image is sweet.xx

  6. Gorgeous card Carol.....Fabulous image and details.xxx

  7. Adorable card! Love that gorgeous embossed background! Thanks for sharing with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!

  8. Bradley Wiggins makes it look so easy doesn't he! Lovely card great effect with the embossing folder. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. Oh I love this! The gorgeous image stands out so well on the embossed background, super card Carol. Hope your bottom is not sore today. That's where it gets me when I cycle or should I say when I cycled, haven't done so in ages. Michelle x

  10. Oh l really need to get on my bike l used it once last year and l normally use it all the time so l must make an effort, your card is lovely Carol as always and beautifully embossed too xx

  11. Fabulous cards Carol. Good for you in doing 3/4 miles on the bike. Hugs Rita xxx

  12. This is gorgeous I love the background and the hedgehog image. I hope you have recovered from your bike ride.

    Linda xxx


  13. hi Carol...how satisfying using up stash...such a pretty card and that embossing folder is lovely......owwch saddle sore or aching legs?.....take care Margaret

  14. oh this is gorgeous hun love the background,and love that wee hedge hog to so cute,love it hugs Cherylxxxxxx meant to say love your photo too hun,

  15. Gorgeous , thank you for joining us at Emma's Crafty Challenge xx

  16. Hi carol .That embossed layer is awesome , love the image for this pretty card .
    cheers Shirley-Anne

  17. Hi! I love your embossing with the DI...I love to distress. Glad you entered the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week...visit me at artsystamper.com.

    Bev DT A Tuesday Throwdown.

  18. Good morning Carol,
    Love the beautiful embossed background, the use of all your Dies and the sweet image making a great card.
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xx

  19. A lovely image along with a beautiful card :)

    Thank you for joining in Emma's Crafty challenge ~ good luck!!

  20. Fabulous image, embossed background and design.

    Regards diane

  21. Sweet card...Love that background you made with the embossing folder. What a treat to get that free with a magazine!!!
    I am going to England in August and can't wait to buy a magazine!

    PS I think 3 or 4 miles is fantastic...I would be thrilled to not fall off!


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