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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Embrace Life

Good morning all.

Off on my jollies today...we're travelling down halfway today to break the journey up so stopping overnight at Trentham Gardens which we visited a couple of years ago.

Sharing the card I made for June's Card Chain Challenge over at The Society of Stampaholics. This was sent to Janet in Mauritius whilst I received one from Emily in Iowa.

Die is from Wplus9, die cut twice to give a little dimension. Stamps and stencils all from STAMPlorations. Butterfly has been stencilled with texture paste then I added mint EP and once dry I heat embossed it. A few gems finish the card.

Challenges entered:
Creative Card Crew - clean and simple
Everybody-Art-Challenge - clean and simple
Sweet Stamps - bright colours
AAA Cards - use paste or stencils
Creative Moments - anything goes/wet/dry embossing


  1. What an interesting pattern with the softness of these 2 pretty colors - a very nice combination. And love, love that paste & embossed butterfly too. The mint coloring over the paste was so pretty. Great card, Miss Carol. Enjoy your trip, be safe and have loads of fun. Hugs & TFS

  2. A beautiful card carol and I love the sentiment
    Hugs Janet xxx

  3. This card is so cool! Loving the two coloured stencilled strip and the paste butterfly is adorable. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. Well that's a new tip I've learnt, wasn't aware that you can put embossing powder on top of texture paste and then heat it when dry, one to try later.
    A gorgeous card, lovely colours and design.

  5. Fabulous card and great use of the embossing powder.xx

  6. Fabulous card Carol I really love that side design a super make.
    lorraine x

  7. Enjoy your holiday! This is fabulous Carol, love the design and gorgeous textured butterfly.
    Linda xxx

  8. beautiful CAS card Carol - enjoy your holibobs - hope you get the glorious weather - as long as you're enjoying it that is - lol! Hugs rachel x

  9. Great card Carol and the sentiment is wonderful We never know what is round the corner so we really should embrace life!! Hugs Christine xx

  10. Such a pretty card Carol, lovely colours.
    Have a wonderful holiday.

  11. Hi Carol - enjoy your holibobs and I wanted to let you know you have the challenge for June over at The Artistic Stamper with your gorgeous beachy journal page! So new stamps for you to pick when you return - well done! Karen xx

  12. Fabulous card Carol, love the CAS style and the beautiful colours, hugs Kate x

  13. What a pretty design! Lovely pops of color and I am sure it was very muc appreciated! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  14. Gosh you've been a busy crafty bee Carol, loads of lovely cards. I love the clean and simple lines of this card and the colour combo too.
    I hope you are having a super time in Devon. my hubby is from that neck of the woods.

    Hugs Erika. x

  15. Striking combo and lots of cool techniques ! Thanks for joining us at aaa cards challenge!


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