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Monday 9 February 2015

Live Your Dreams

Good morning all.

Another gloriously sunny day here yesterday. We took a trip to Edinburgh to see if Lora's new glasses were in...after two weeks there was no sign of  them and no one knew why so we're waiting for a phone call today to find out what is happening. Meanwhile we have to hope the sellotape holds! The place was heaving...all the eateries were full and no one has any money! Did have a swift tour around Hobbycraft...it would have been rude not to and got a couple of magazines which had nice freebies and a few other bits and bobs but can't say anything really grabbed me.

Sharing the commissioned card I finished on Saturday.

Various sentiment stamps from Visible Image were stamped and heat embossed with white detail ink then using one of the new 8x8 embossing folders from Crafter's Companion I embossed the card. Card was inked with distressed inks which I then softened with gesso. Dots were stencilled with texture paste. More sentiment stamps were stamped onto tissue and adhered with matte gel. Various small background stamps were stamped in the DI and black archival ink. Frame and number dies are from Spellbinders, happy birthday stamp and banner die are from Clearly Besotted. 

Pages 2, 3 and 4 are made using the same embossing folder and inks but I've inked the folders before embossing. Stamps are from Stampers Anonymous, Lavinia Stamps, Bo Bunny and Unity Stamps...some have been stamped and heat embossed before the embossing was done, others are stamped on tissue and adhered as above, the rest are stamped in black archival or the same DI used on the card.

Very over the top but my cousin wanted something special for her daughter.

Challenges entered:
Open Minded Crafting - no pink, no red
Our Creative Corner - tic tac toe (EP, stencils and mediums)
Craft for the Craic - birthday or anniversary
Crafty Catz - birthdays
Crafter's Cafe - birthday
Simon says Stamp - bright and beautiful
Loves Rubber Stamps - anything goes
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Visible Image - Show and Tell February


  1. Fabulous card Carol. So colourful too. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. This is gorgeous Carol. I love the colours, fabulous textures and wonderful stamping.
    Sue xx

  3. This is brilliant Carol, beautiful colours and so many fabulous details - I bet it's gorgeous in real life when you can see and feel the texture.

  4. Brilliant abdolutely stunning.

    Patricia x

  5. This is fabulous Carol, love the gorgeous stamps and embossing folder.
    Linda xxx

  6. Hi Carol another corker, a perfect keepsake for your cousins daughter.
    I love all the textures and different aspects to it.

    Have a super Monday, hugs Erika. x

  7. Great color and texture and perfect for the No pInk or red challenge at Open-Minded Crafting. Thanks for stamping with us and do join us again soon.

  8. This is fabulous Carol. Love your colours and all the detail. Michelle x (Again CM Design is not coming up on my reading list, so damn annoying!)

  9. great idea, mix media are always great, love the colours of the card and what you made inside is brilliant!!! thanks for taking part in craft for the craic challenges

  10. Carol this is really pretty x

  11. This is fabulous Carol- such wonderful sentiments and lovely colours hugs Judith x

  12. this is awesome Carol - I absolutely love it! Big hugs Rachel x

  13. Love it. Great art work. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Judy DT

  14. GASP! I love every inky second of this from the background to the texture. Just genius!

  15. Stunning, stunning, stunning. Thank you for sharing your talent with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  16. Fabulous and brilliant card Carol...love the design of this it's awesome.xx

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  17. How fabulous Carol such a wonderful array of stamps and colours. Hugs Susan x

  18. What a wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining in my challenge at Our Creative Corner this month. Juliax

  19. hello Carol! awesome, so many amazing details! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp[ Wednesday Challenge!

    add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine! *~*

  20. Wow, this is so cool! Love how you made this look, using stamps and inks. You rocked it!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!

  21. Gorgeous card, Carol, so many interesting things to see on this card!!

  22. Beautiful card on all sides love all the images and colours and great embossed background-Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Carol DT x


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