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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Stencil Sunday #33

Good evening all. Hope you've all had a lovely Valentine day and someone you love spoiled you.

Spending a long weekend in Taupo on the Lakeside. Lots to see and do without needing the car...have to give the chauffeur a rest sometime! This was the supposed plan, all change on Friday evening when I took what they think was a slight stroke, so I've been in hospital all weekend! Waiting for more tests but a scan yesterday showed my brain is fine. Being well looked after but a ride in an ambulance wasn't on my to do list!!

My turn to provide some Stencil Sunday inspiration over at STAMPlorations today. Today I have a tag to inspire you.

Tag die is from Die-namics...a Christmas present from one of the kids :) I used watercolour card for the tag and secured the Butterfly Prints stencil and stamped all over with versamark ink, then heat embossed with white EP. Background was coloured with smooshed DI in abandoned coral, dried marigold and fired brick...once everything was dried off I used the background script stamp from the Mixed Media Elements stamp set wiping it off the embossing.

I used a piece of waste card to mop up the excess inks then stamped my butterfly from the Blossom Like a Butterfly set adding more colour with distress pens. Sentiment is from the Hello & Company stencil and I used Sparkle Medium to emboss. Tag was finished with a fancy bow made using a fork.

And the February Mixed Media Challenge runs until the end of the month! If you want to play, you still have a few days left to get messy and share your non-card mixed media projects. It's anything mixed media goes except a card...and you must use a stencil (any brand or even a homemade one!) in your project(s). For the complete challenge info + prizes, click here.


  1. Hello Carol, fabulous tag, brilliant colours and design, butterfly is beautiful, Kate x

  2. Gorgeous tag Carol and how could I not like the butterfly. Glad to hear your ok. That must have been a nasty scare. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Oh Carol I do hope you are feeling better now and this was not too serious, you must look after yourself.
    A fabulous tag, love the colours.

  4. Gosh, sounds a bit frightening Carol, I hope you are OK and they are taking good care of you.
    Your tag is gorgeous, lovely colours and beautiful butterfly.

  5. beautiful tag Carol - I hope all is well - take it easy lovely lady! Big hugs Rachel x

  6. I am happy to hear all is going well and they are looking after you - gave us a right shock hun. Beautiful tag which makes me think I need more Stamplorations stash! Keep safe and well Karen xx

  7. Love your gorgeous tag,fab butterfly.xxx

  8. Hi Carol. I'm glad to hear that you are being well looked after. What a shock this has happened to you. Take care and hope that you are well enough to leave the hospital soon. xx

  9. Gorgeous tag Carol. Hope you are continuing to rest and are ok. Hugs Zx

  10. Oh dear I hope you are okay and enjoying the rest of your trip. A fabulous tag.
    Linda xxx

  11. Hi Carol came across your latest challenge and read that you was being discharged from hospital l had no idea until l read this so sorry l hope all is well and as you say the ambulance ride wasn't on your list do take care and enjoy the rest of your holiday ....your tag as always is beautiful sending lots of love xx


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