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Thursday 9 January 2014

Birthday Wishes

Good morning all.
Pleased to say Gary arrived in Auckland safely, he's booked into a hostel near the Sky Tower and is staying there until Monday. He's hoping to pick up a camper van fairly cheap to travel around in!

Another of the cards I made before Christmas to share with you today, I think this was for one of my sisters.

A pearl card base; backing papers from Papermania; decoupage image is a Meadow Cottage Bear from Crafter's Companion; banner die from Joanna Sheen; other dies all from Spellbinders; ribbon, pearl, sentiment and gems all from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Crafter's Cafe - anything goes
Crafting by Designs - birthdays
Divas by Design - let's celebrate
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
A Little Bit Crafty - celebrate
The Crafting Cafe - anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a handmade bow

Carol x


  1. This is just gorgeous....fab image and colours.xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Carol, I love the cute image and beautiful detailing.
    I am pleased that Gary arrived safely, you must feel so relieved!
    Sue xx

  3. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January with another lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Pleased to hear that Gary arrived safely. Looking forward to hearing more about his travels. Fabulous card Carol. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Gorgeous design Carol and lovely to hear your son arrived safe n sound.xxxxx

  6. So good to hear news that Gary has arrived safely.....your card Carol is so beautiful and image and the backing papers are gorgeous x

  7. Good news about Gary you must be very relieved Carol. Fabulous card today love the dimension! Susan x

  8. A fabulous card Carol, great image and design.
    Glad your son has arrived and looking forward to getting round

    Patricia xx

  9. Lovely card Carol. Glad your son has arrived safe and sound. Hope he enjoys his travels. x

  10. Hi Carol, just popping back with my DT hat on! Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty, Susan x

  11. Gorgeous image and loving the dies you have used, that bunting looks fabulous. Thank you for letting us know that Gary has arrived safe and sound too!

    Linda xxx

  12. Fab card Carole and glad your son arrived safely he's going to have a great time! huggles Sue xxx

  13. What an adorable bear. I feel as if I could just pick him up and love him!

    Thanks for sharing this cutie with us

    Happy New Year

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  14. A lovely card with fabulous die cutting. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Xx

  15. This is so cute!!! I love the die cuts - great touch! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafter's Companion!

  16. Lovely card Carol. I bought this banner die at the NEC and totally forgot about til I saw your card. You must be very relieved that Gary arrived safely but he will have a great time. Hugs Christine x

  17. This is a fabulous card Carol, such an adorable image.
    I'm so glad Gary has arrived safely, isn't it great that it is so easy to keep in contact.

  18. Glad to hear he got there safely Carol! I love your car, they teddy image is just adorable!
    Thanks for playing in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  19. A real sweet card, love the little bear. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

  20. Very sweet card with imaginative layering. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

  21. Great card, I love how you've matched the colours to the bear's ribbons. The bears are adorable, I really like their vintage look.

    Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at CCM&M.


  22. This is a fabulous card Carol with the die cuts, image and layers.

    Hugs diane

  23. This cuddly bear says Christmas in just a cozy way. I liked the Gold Label 4 you used for Mr. Ted, and all the other embellies you've used to make this so pretty. I especially liked the use of the triangles as corners too. Very imaginative & the tiny rhinestones called attention to this treatment. TFS & Happy New Year. Hugs

  24. Cute little bears. This really is a sweet card, Carol.
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  25. A very cute and stylish card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe. Good Luck!

  26. Great card, I love the image. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Hugs Erin x

  27. Gorgeous card Carol, I couldn't find the tutorial that I used for the box card that folds flat but found another one on Splitcoast Stampers site so here is the link. Enjoy making it.....


    Happy New Year,

  28. Such pretty dies to set off such a wonderfully vintage looking teddybear family.
    I bet your sister enjoyed this lovely card.

  29. Fabulous card Carol.
    So glad Gary arrived safely.
    Janet xxx

  30. Fabulous card Carol, I love your colours.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    hugs Kimx

  31. Oh hun this is one beautiful card love those bears hugs cheryl xx

  32. A sweet card with those charming teddies and that delightful banner!! So glad you could join us for the Craft Dee BowZ challenge!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

  33. Beautiful card, and wonderful use of die cuts to frame and enhance the gorgeous image!

  34. Gorgeous layering, lovely colours, beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month and good luck!


  35. Adorable Valentine!!

    Thank you for joining us at CC! Hope to see you next month.



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