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Wednesday 7 October 2015

Sending you Joy and Cheer

Good morning all.

Ouch!!! Not sure what I've done but my back is killing me....can't sit, can't stand and can't lie comfortably...so please forgive me if my comments are brief.

Sharing today the card I made for September's Card Chain Challenge, this went to Gail in Norway.

The background was created using promarkers and rubbing alcohol, this was then die cut with my favourite die from Wplus9. Sentiments die and stamps are from Simon Says Stamp.

Challenges entered:
AAA - word play
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - World Cardmaking Day
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Sweet Stamps - anything goes


  1. So lovely Carol is your card l like the scalloped edge it's so effective as is the background and the gorgeous stamp too! hope you enjoy your day weather is changing but it's not as cold today xx

  2. Gorgeous CAS style card Carol I really love how you created that awesome background it looks amazing.
    lorraine x

  3. Love this elegant card xx Jan

  4. Great design, and a nice change from the more traditional colours.
    Thanks for playing along in this week's Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.
    Caryn xxx

  5. Sorry to hear that your back is giving you so much discomfort Carol, I hope it eases soon for you.
    Lovely card, I do love the shape of your mat and such beautiful colours too, Kate x

  6. A fabulous card Carol, a lovely background and great CAS design.

  7. love this Carol - great background and fab CAS design! hugs rachel x

  8. gorgeous card Carol - love the background hugs judith - hope your back gets better soon!! x

  9. This is gorgeous. I do love the background. I hope you feel better today.
    Linda xxx

  10. Oh dear...take care now bad backs I know about!......
    I can see why that is your favourite sentiment die it's fabulous...and you have created such a fab background! X

  11. My back has gone out in sympathy too today Carol.
    I love this card, the detail of the background against the blue of the sentiment works brilliantly.

    Hugs Erika. x

  12. I love your gorgeous blend of colors and that die from W+9 is one of my favorites too! I hope you are getting some relief from your pain today!

  13. Ouch! Hope your back is much easier soon Carol but thanks for taking the time to enter our wordy challenge over at AAA Cards. Awesome BG and a great way to make the sentiment a focal point. Love the mix of the die-cut sending and stamped message. Sarah x

  14. Beautiful card. Very nice.


  15. Hi Carol,
    what a great card, and so wonderfully designed too.
    Hope you had a good holiday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. LOVE your gorgeous background Carol!! xx

  17. What a fabulous background Carol and the die cut word really pops on this lovely CAS design. I hope you back is feeling better by now!
    Carol x

  18. Gorgeous background, and I LOVE the sentiment that takes center stage. Great card. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

  19. Sweet little card! Love the sentiment!
    Dawn xx

  20. Just catching up with everybody Carol, can't seem to fit everything in to one day :/ Sorry to hear you are still having troubles with your back, I do hope you get it sorted soon, it's so miserable to be in pain like that.
    On to your card though and I love the background you have created using your Promarkers, how clever and very effective too. A great CAS design as always.

  21. Love the backdrop that you created for the sentiment - it looks like watercolour - so amazing what you did with alcohol ink! I hope your back is recovering well and that you can get back to crafting quickly :) Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards! Jill

  22. Love it! Love, love, love it! Promarkers and rubbing alcohol - I have both of them so will hunt out a tutorial for this. Stunning creation and so different and artsy Karen x


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