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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Crafting for all Seasons #73 "No Designer Papers"

Good morning all.

The week can only get better...had a four hour round trip to St Andrews on Monday as second son Mark had an interview at the university....all of 20 minutes!! Yesterday it was a three and a half hour round trip to take the kids to see my father in law for the last time. Unfortunately he's losing his battle with the big C and has been moved to the palliative care ward. It was a heartbreaking visit, especially for Mark but it had to be done and he wanted to go. Gary knew before he went out to NZ that he probably wouldn't see him again but he's finding it difficult and I think he'll come home. Meanwhile we can only wait and pray that the end is a peaceful one. So I know you'll forgive me if I'm not around much for the foreseeable future.

It's time for our next challenge at CFAS and this time the theme is "No Designer Papers". We're  looking forward to seeing all your makes. We're being sponsored by Kenny K who gave the DT images to work with.

I've used Present Surprise and coloured with promarkers before die cutting with a shaped die from Spellbinders. Backing card is Kraft Core which I've embossed with a folder from Die'sire before sanding and inking with DI. Card is finished with some ribbon and twine from my stash.

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

Challenges entered:
Pile it On - for a guy
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
Cards Galore - use a stamp or digi
Die Cut Divas - emboss it
Digi Galore - anything goes
Bloggers - Happy Birthday
Fussy and Fancy - birthdays
Stempelsonnen - young men birthday
Kenny K - anything goes (twist bow...there is a little one!)

Carol x


  1. Das ist wirklich zauberhaft geworden
    Hab lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne
    GLG Tamesis

  2. A fabulous card Carol, loving the images and the beautiful background.
    Linda xxx

  3. Oh Carol, my heart goes out to you and your family! Having gone through it I know how hard it is and I pray that the end, as you say, is peaceful when it comes. Big, big hugs to you!

    Your card is great. I love these Kenny K images, particularly the ones for the boys. I love your Spellbinder die and have been thinking this is one I probably do need because I think it is ideal for male cards.

    Love and hugs Christine xxx

  4. Fun card, thanks for joining in with us at Digi Choosday Challenge! Yvonne (DT)

  5. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab layout.xxx

  6. Eine tolle Karte ist das geworden. Danke für deine Teilnahme an der SsC.
    LG Dreja

  7. Turned out awesome CArol.xx

  8. This is gorgeous Carol. Your backing paper is fabulous, very effective. So sorry to hear about your Father-in-Law, hope he is not in too much pain. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Michelle x

  9. Your card is fabulous Carol. I love the image and brilliant design.
    I am so sorry to hear about your Father in Law, my heart goes out to you and your family at such a sad time.
    Sending you hugs, Sue xx

  10. Fab card Carol ...huge huggles at this very sad time Sue xx

  11. Terrific card! Love the embossed background! Comforting thoughts to you and your family at this difficult time! Thanks for joining us at KennyK's Krafty Krew!
    Team B{iker Girl}

  12. A great card Carol! I love the backing you have created!
    Sorry to hear your sad news! My thoughts & prayers are with all the family!
    Dawn xx

  13. Carol there is not a lot I can say that will help.
    I will keep your FIL and all the members of your family in my thoughts and prayers for a very peaceful end to his suffering.
    Brilliant card everything just perfect as always
    Sending some ((((((hugs)))))

    Patricia xx

  14. This is a brilliant card Carol, I love your embossed background and fabulous image.
    I will be thinking of you and your family at this difficult time, take care.

  15. Carol your card looks fab! A perfect card for men too! xx Bianca

  16. Oh this is great hun the image is super love it hugs cheryl xx

  17. Funny card and great cas card love the Colours.
    Hugs Elfie

  18. This is a fun and gorgeous card Carol x

  19. Gorgeous card Carol, I just love that image it is so cute.

  20. great card Thanks for joining the challenge at http://www.digichoosday .blogspot.co.uk/
    hugs and good luck Susan DT

  21. Delightful image, and perfect on the particular S/B label die that you chose to highlight it. Love that background design too. It's always so difficult to get through these life events...no matter how much you think you're prepared for it, you never are. Hugs to you & your family, and prayers along with you, that it will be a peaceful beginning on his next journey. TFS

  22. Hi Carol a fabulous card you don't even miss the DP. Sorry to hear about your FIL, you and your family will be in my thoughts, sending hugs Susan xx

  23. This is a wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Stemeplsonnen challenge.

  24. Carol fantastic card, love the background you have used. Sorry to hear about your Father in Law am sending hugs to you and the family. Alison xxx

  25. This is a wonderful card! I love the colour combo, looks fantastic. Also I like the embossed background, very cool!

    My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Kenny K Krafty Krew this fortnight. Good luck!
    Team A(ll That)

  26. Cute Card! I like the image you chose. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Challenge #3 -Using stamp or Digi Stamp Anywhere!

  27. This is adorable !!! What a perfect image !! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !!

    Mayra DTM

  28. So sorry about your father-in-law. My heart is with you.

    The image you used is great and love the colors. Great masculine card.
    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  29. Oh Carol and I am so sorry for family at this difficult time,especially for your FIL. Thinking of you.
    Terrific image and wonderful card!!

  30. Lovely Card. Thank you for taking Part in the Scribble & Scrap Challenge. Have fun and Keeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx


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