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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Crafting for all Seasons #69 "For the Girls"

Good morning all.
Woke up on Monday morning to a text from Gary to say they'd had an earthquake in Wellington about 6.2/3 magnitude...he was well chuffed with himself!! Luckily there was little damage done. He's now on South Island staying in Blenheim and looking for some casual work!

I've just lost three days reminiscing with people who grew up in the same area as me. Someone set up a Facebook page at the weekend and everyone has been adding old photos and happy memories...fabulous to see and read. Also found two old friends who I hadn't heard of for years and both are living in New Zealand!

Today it's time for our second challenge of 2014 at CFAS and this time the theme is "For the Girls". We're  looking forward to seeing all your makes. We're being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine who gave the DT images to work with.


I choose Raining Frogs which I coloured with promarkers. Dies from Spellbinders. Paper and banner are from Kaisercraft and were a magazine freebie. Hessian is a recent buy...though I can't remember where from!! Ribbon and fibres are from Inkylicious and sentiment is from my stash. Hearts were punch waste.


Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the girls inspiration, you won't be disappointed.

Fabulous Sponsor 2014

Challenges entered:
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Polkadoodles - anything goes/girl talk
Stampin for the Weekend - Happy Birthday
Crafty Sentiments - birthdays
Creative Craft Challenges - new (papers, hessian and image)
Deep Ocean - birthday
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - make it feminine
Papertake Weekly - add a bow and use a die
Passion for Promarkers - ribbon, lace or twine
Great Impressions - use something new
The Squirrel and the Fox - show off your new stuff
Sugar Creek Hollow - fibres and textures

Carol x


41 comments:

  1. Lovely card Carol and super dooper image..xx

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  2. Such a very sweet Card. The Paper and the coloring is perfekt. Love the Color Combo and the little Paper Banner. So sweet.
    Hugs Elfie

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  3. Just had to chuckle when I saw this card. Your image invokes such fustration and is so funny. The young lady looks like a wet cat. You definitely brought her to life with your coloring.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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  4. Your card is lovely Carol, love the idea of using Hessian, very creative!
    Hugs
    Milnie

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  5. How nice Carol nice to do a catchup!! ........So beautiful is your card and what a lovely image and layout x

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  6. Love your colour choice, thanks for joining in with us at polkadoodles.

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  7. beautiful card, love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Craft Sentiments

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  8. Aw Bless she looks bedraggled, but oh so cute, just the right image for the weather of late, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love you to join us again next week....
    Hugs
    Suzy B DT
    XX

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  9. Lovely, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

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  10. That image reminds me of me!! everytime I've took Ollie out lately I've got soaked LOL beautiful card Carol love it huggles Sue xx

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  11. Beautiful card Carol, love the image and the beautiful colours
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  12. This is a fabulous card Carol, I love your image and lovely soft colours.
    I saw some of your photographs on facebook, it must have been lovely to find old friends to reminisce with.
    Pauline
    x

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  13. Love the image,gorgeous card.xxx

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  14. Lovely card Carol, the hessian looks fab & love that paper!
    hugs Jo x

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  15. what a lovely card and image thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

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  16. Your little image is just too cute carol! I love the papers you've used too!
    Glad to hear your son is having a good time!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  17. Beautiful design, lovely image, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

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  18. Fantastic image beautifully coloured, pretty papers and a great design.
    Glad Gary is safe, no damage from the Earthquake.

    Patricia xx

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  19. A wonderful card, poor sweet girl in the image she looks so forlorn. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.
    Yvonne

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  20. LOL, what a sad looking image! She looks waterlogged! Luckily she's a doll! LOVE the texture behind the image, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! I hope you join us again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  21. This is great Carol love the expression on her face! Glad to hear Gary is safe I hope he manages to find some work. Susan x

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  22. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.
    Anjie

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  23. Such a cute image! Love all the layers of texture you included, great card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

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  24. Love the humour in the card. Would never have thought to use that for birthday LOL
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT!! This week we have feline challenge if you'd like to join us with a cat image ;D
    xxx
    Riette, DT.

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  25. Oh love this cute girl and all the frogs. Thank you for joining PFP this week. Hugs Lotta

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  26. Super cute card!


    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Happy Birthday Challenge.

    Hugs

    Julie

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  27. This is so cute Carol, that look on her face! Lovely colours and layout as always. I have been reading your posts about Gary's adventures and it sounds like he is having a great time. Oh to be young again! Michelle x

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  28. Beautiful colouring Carol. I love the fabric - will have to get some hessian or burlap - it gives a lovely touch of texture. I think I'd be terrified if there was an earth quake and would want out of NZ asap - the young don't have those foolish fears lol! xx

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  29. Brilliant ! Thanks for joining fan-tastic x

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  30. Fabulous Carol, love the disgruntled look on the face of the image and the little frogs are just too cute. Wonderful design!
    'hugs'
    Glenda

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  31. Great card! Very fun image and I like your colors and the texture you added. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this time!

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  32. Great choice of image Carol, and you have showcase it perfectly. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

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  33. Gorgeous card Carol, lovely image and great background paper
    Janet xxx

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  34. Gorgeous card Carol, love your free papers, real pretty. Carolxx

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  35. Hi Carol,
    What a fab card. I love the image & those papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  36. This card makes me smile! I love the image and the way you laid out your project. Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

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  37. Hi Carol

    I recognise that freebie set!! LOL!!!

    I know how your image feels. Too much rain around at the moment!

    That hessian makes for a great background.

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  38. Hi Carol,
    Just wondering if you are OK??
    You do not usually have so much time between each Post
    Here are a few hugs if you need them (((((hugs)))))) or even if you don`t

    Patricia xx

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  39. Poor little drenched cutie! Great job on the card. The hessiam is wonderful with this design.

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x