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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Eclectic Ellapu "Travel"

Good morning all.

Saturday evening saw Mum and new baby blue lighted to hospital with baby suspected to have a punctured lung.... a not uncommon problem in premature babies (and possibly occurred as he was born so fast) but none of the Dr's had picked it up before they dispensed them off to the local maternity unit on Saturday morning. Thankfully he's on the mend and is hopefully now out of high dependency.

Monday's funeral was a very "happy" sad occasion and it was lovely to see the extended family again.

Another new month and so it's time for another new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. It was my turn to set the challenge for the Pink Team and I chose "Travel".

This was Gary's birthday card. I had planned to go with a motorbike theme until his travel plans changed! World stencil is from Suzicraft, I used texture paste and covered it with white EP before drying and heat embossing. Card was then inked with salty ocean DI. Sentiments from Stampers Anonymous and Technique Tuesday. Dies from Whimsy Stamps and Clearly Besotted.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see how my teamies have interpreted the challenge, you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
Cards 4 Guyz - something beginning with B (birthday, blue, black)
Die Cuttin Divas - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
Craft your Passion - anything goes
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Oh La La Creations - happy birthday
Allsorts - blue as the ocean
Creative Corner - happy birthday
Country View Crafts - on your travels


  1. Sounds like life has been more than adventure for you, but this card is bound to spread lots of 'happy'. I love all the words and what a great stencil xxx

  2. A gorgeous card,fab design.xxx

  3. A lovely take on our theme Carol, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. Fabulous card Carol, such a great design.
    Sorry to hear about the new baby's punctured lung, thank goodness he is now on the mend.
    Sue xx

  5. Life is certainly showing you a hard time at the moment Carol, glad to hear that baby is on the mend though.
    Love the great design to your card, the stencilling looks fab.

  6. Fabulous Carol, sorry to hear the baby has been poorly, I hope he gets better soon. Take care.
    Linda xxx

  7. gorgeous card carol and fingers crossed for the baby - hope he's better very soon xx

  8. Super card with 3 B's for our challenge this week. A lovley design. So pleased you shared with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  9. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. A brilliant card Carol, perfect for Gary.
    Sorry to hear about the new baby, I hope he's is well on the mend now.

  11. A fabulous Birthday Card Carol. Hope the baby is fine. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

  12. Hi Carol, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  13. What a super looking card!! Love the blues!!

    Thank you for joining Die Cuttin Diva's

  14. Oh you sound as if you've not had a good time of late? I hope the wee one is on the mend?
    I know what you mean about funerals, it's usually the only time our whole family get together too, very bitter sweet. x

    A great card Carol, I love the map and all the sentiments, very appropriate.

    Take care, hugs Erika. x

  15. Love it - a great idea and I love all the sentiments you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  16. Great card, love the details! :) Thank you for joining our challenge//Cat Creative Corner Admin

  17. Me again! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion too

    A beautiful card - thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

    Helen x

  18. such a fabulous take on the travel theme - love everything about it hun xx


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