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Wednesday 17 April 2013

Crafting for all Seasons #50 No Stamps Allowed

Good morning all. It was a lovely sunny day here yesterday but talk about blowing a gale. I walked up to the Dr's to have some blood tests done and nearly got blown off my feet! As usual it was like getting blood out of a stone.....my veins were deep in hibernation and the nurse eventually had to go in the back of my hand. I have to say she was very gentle though and I haven't gone black and blue this time.

Today it's time for a new challenge at CFAS and this time the theme is "No Stamps Allowed". Strictly no rubber or digi stamps this week. We're  looking forward to seeing all your makes. We're being sponsored by Joanna Sheen Ltd.

This is the card I made for my Mum who was 80 on Monday - I think she liked it!

Decoupage image is from the Faye Whittaker CD and I've printed onto Ice Blue Decoupage paper. Flower die from Memory Box, all other dies from Spellbinders. Ribbon, pearls, gems and pins from my stash. Sentiment is computer generated. The ivory pearl card is from the wedding stationery and came from Crafter's Companion.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the girls inspiration, you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
Card Mania - punches and dies
Digi Darla - garden/flowers
Lexi's Creations - lace/ribbons
Love to Scrap - die cuts/punches
Great Impressions - pastel colours
Joanna Sheen - spring into spring
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - dies and punches
Platypus Creek Digitals - flowers and pearls
Bearly Mine - spring flowers
Oldie but a Goodie - girly (oldies are the CD and some of the dies)
Marianne Design Divas - going girly
Crafty Creations - no patterned papers

Carol x


  1. Aw I'm sure your Mum loved it Carol, what's not to like? Hugs x

  2. Wow Carol, this is Stunning, the images are so lovely and the colours are gorgeous, so clean and crisp looking

  3. This is beautiful Carol - really pretty card xx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous...busy day so short and sweet.xx

  5. Gorgeous card, love the subtle colours xx

  6. This is gorgeous Carol. I love the image and such beautiful detailing.
    Sue xx

  7. This is beautiful Carol. Love the blue and that gorgeous flower spray die. Christine xx

  8. This is really sweet and love the colour. Thanks for playing along with OBAG this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

  9. This is a lovely card Carol, such pretty pastel colours and gorgeous image.

  10. Hi Carol this is gorgeous, I love the beautiful little girl and the embellishments are gorgeous.

    Linda xxx

  11. Awww Carol, This is so beautiful x

  12. Stunning card Carol, Love the colours & Beautiful image! Full of wonderful detail... Hugs May x x x

  13. I love your beautiful card Carol, love the colours and lovely image. Carolxx

  14. Hi Carol! Your card is so very beautifull. I have this CD too, it´s fab. xx Bianca

  15. Carol, I love this & I'm sure your mum did too!
    I love little doors on cards & always wan to see what's beyond!
    Dawn xx

  16. Hi Carol

    I am sure your Mum will have loved her card .. .. it is beautiful. I hope she had a happy birthday.

    Very windy here too and fine rain this morning. Just when I thought Spring was on its way!!

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  17. Oh! Wow! I love this, the colours, the sweet image and the use of all the Dies.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxx

  18. Wonderful Card! Thanks for joining us at Loves to Scrap.

  19. Gorgeous card Carol. The image looks fabulous and I love the pretty colours.

    Thanks for joining this fortnights Joanna Sheen challenge.
    Lorraine x

  20. This is adorable. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Hugs Anna-Karin

  21. Gorgeous card thank you for joining us this week at BMD Challenges
    Hugs Dianne xx

  22. Beautiful girly creation
    thanks for joining us at
    Oldie but a goodie challenge


  23. Totally fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at this week at Bearly Mine Challenges!
    Nela xx

  24. Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!
    Hugs, Mila

  25. Oh, this turned out so beautiful, Carol! As I was reading, I am thinking how you would make a card without a digi or stamp and lo and behold, next is this lovely, lovely decoupaged masterpiece!!! I really like the colors too. So talented, you are!

  26. Absolutely beautiful! I would've never dreamed of creating a card without a stamp! Love this! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Cut It Out!" challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  27. This is such a beautiful card-I am sure your Mom loved it-thanks for sharing it with us at the Great Impressions Stamps April polka dots/pastels challenge.

  28. This is really nice! I'm sure your mother loved it! Thanks for joining up at Platypus Creek this week.

  29. This is fabulous! Love the dimension; it really looks like she's stepping into that doorway! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap!

  30. Wow... what detail!! Beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at Loves To Scrap!!

  31. Lovely card Carol but I'm afraid you need to have some of the Marianne Design products on it in order to win at Marianne Design Diva's.
    Donna xx


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