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Saturday 23 August 2014


Good morning all.

Well it's been sunshine and showers for the last few days, wonder what the weekend is going to bring! Not a Bank Holiday weekend up here in Scotland but since I don't work I'll maybe pop down home for the day on Monday and go to the local agricultural show.

The smelly silicon glue seems to have struck me again!! I used Collal the other day to stick my calendar together and whilst it didn't smell at the time it does now it's dry!! I opened a new tube for this card to stick the flower arrangement and again no smell from the tube but I can smell it now it's dry...not as bad as the Pinflair glue did but it's rather off putting to say the least....grrrr.

A card to share today using another of the gorgeous PPinkyDollsArt images, this one is called Miracle.
(The one I used on my calendar earlier in the week is called Lilith not Gigi in case you go looking!).

I've coloured the image with promarkers before diecutting with an oval nestie and layering onto a co-ordinating scalloped oval. Backing papers are from Prima. Lacy die is a Tattered Lace magazine freebie, butterfly is from Marianne Design an all other dies are Spellbinders. Flowers are from Petal Lu; lace from Creative Expressions; ribbon from Crafty Ribbons; leaves and bling from my stash. Sentiments are from LOTV and a magazine freebie.

Challenges entered:
Artbymiran -anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Stempelsonnen - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - celebration with ribbons
Seize the Birthday - anything goes Birthday
Crafter's Cafe - square cards only
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything square or rectangular
Tattered Lace - decadence


  1. The coloring on this project if fabulous! The muted earth tones are so unobtrusive that the image just pops! Thanks for stopping by The Crafter's Cafe. We look forward to your next visit.
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  2. Ganz wundervoll gewerkelt. Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
    LG Dreja

  3. beautiful super colour and image
    hugs Kate xx

  4. This is gorgeous Carol, such a fabulous image and lovely muted colours.
    I know what you mean about the Collal glue - it took me ages to figure out what it was, I thought it was the double sided tape for ages!

  5. This is gorgeous Carol, you could enter this into the Tattered Lace challenge.
    Linda xxx

  6. Lovely card Carol, great colour choices and all the details are just perfect, thanks for playing along at the Paper Shelter Lace challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  7. Awww Carol what an adorable image your card is simply gorgeous! x

  8. Wow...You are very talented with those markers Carol! Such a super super job! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Gorgeous card Carol, love that image! Have a fab BH even though you don't have one!! Susan x

  10. Super cute card with lovely colours and details. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  11. Sehr schön geworden.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.
    LG Tina

  12. Fab card Carol, maybe we should see about getting them to sponsor CFAS next year. Love the colors.

  13. My goodness Carol...this card is gorgeous! What a beauitful image!

    I know what you mean about odors. I have not had that problem with the glues yet, but there is a trend over here to have the papers made in China.They have that horrible chemical smell when you open the package. I do not know if it is the cheap plastic wrap or the paper itself but it permeates everything!

  14. Gorgeous, love the colour scheme.
    Thank you for joining in the 'Decadence' Tattered Lace challenge.
    Gail, DT member Tattered Lace Challenge

  15. Gorgeous card and sweet image. Your coloring looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  16. Very beautiful card with wonderful colouring. Thanks for playing along with us at TPS. hugs, Pat K x

  17. Yes, just a gorgeous card, I so love the image and what you done with it! Adore your colouring!

  18. Gorgeous. Like the other one you did earlier, the images don't look like you coloured them yourself, they look amazing. (Ok, I am digging a hole here, you colour beautifully, but you know what I mean!) Love your dies cuts too. Michelle x

  19. A gorgeous card, beautiful colouring and colour choice!
    Thank you for joining us at Artbymiran and good luck! x

  20. wonderful card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  21. Gorgeous card Carol. Thank you for entering our challenge this month at Tattered Lace. We hope to see you again.
    Linda xxx
    TL DT

  22. Gorgeous card and lovely coloured image.
    Thanks for joining us at Tattered Lace this month...good luck.
    Lydia x
    Tattered Lace DT

  23. Tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.

    LG, Claudia

  24. Adorable card. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  25. This is amazing. I like the design and the image. You decorated the card beautifully as well. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. Hugs! xx


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