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Thursday 18 September 2014

Get Well Soon

Good morning all.

Well today is the day when those of us living in Scotland get to vote for the future of the country, goodness knows what we will wake up to tomorrow morning the polls are so close! Whatever happens half of Scotland are going to be unhappy with the result! I know ours is a divided family with the three kids erring the opposite way to us two oldies and whoever listened to their parents at that age??

At least my upload button has decided to work!!

Some more faux pearl today...I discovered I needed a Get Well card for a male relative soon after making the birthday card I showed on Monday so set to and made a similar card with an appropriate sentiment.

The backing was one of my heavy handed spare pieces but I decided to use the reverse of it and start again...I think I've made a better job this time although I'm pants at random colours.....I've treated myself to some mini blending tools to see if that helps.  I used salty ocean and squeezed lemonade distress inks for this one.
Note to self...let your distress inks dry thoroughly before buffing!
Die is from Memory Box and sentiment from Wild Rose Studios. Bow from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Cardz 4 Guyz - no patterned paper
Cards Galore Encore - make a card
Creatalicious Challenges - flower power
Die Cut Divas - new things (new background technique)
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Crafty Boots - anything goes
My Craft Creations - anything goes


  1. Another lovely card Carol, the technique is really effective. Good luck with the vote I certainly wouldn't like to decide! Susan xx

  2. Stunning card Carol. I love your background, just as gorgeous as the other one. Good luck today with the voting and I hope it goes the way you want it to! Michelle x

  3. Beautiful card Carol. Like you some of our family are voting different from us too. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Fab card Carol, I love how you have put the flowers outside the frame. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


  5. Another great card using this technique, very effective.

  6. So beautiful is your card this is cheer them up x

  7. I lvoe your inky created background, so pretty, a wonderful Get Well card and so suitable for a guy. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  8. Wow, I came to see your autumn card but I just had to stop at this one! How beautiful this is! I just love your background, so stunning and your metallic flowers...LOVING IT!! :)

  9. This is gorgeous Carol. Love the background and the beautiful floral die.
    Linda xxx

  10. This is gorgeous Carol, the background you have created is so pretty and I love the beautiful die.
    Sue xx

  11. A fabulous card Carol, I love the inked background.

  12. Love the inked bg you made, Carol. Beautiful card!
    hugs, Asha

  13. Love your beautiful card.

  14. This is gorgeous Carol love the die cut and background another wonderful design.
    lorraine x

  15. Beautiful card Carol, I love that die!!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  16. Saw on the news that Scotland decided to remain with the UK, so I hope folks at your house are not too unhappy with the voting process. I love the colors on this card...and your pearlized flowers look so pretty with the soft blue & yellow...it's very smokey looking too. Love it! TFS

  17. Beautiful card with this new (to me) technique. Love the color of the die cut against your BG. Thanks for playing the Die Cut Diva's Challenge.

  18. Lovely card. I love the shiny metallic looking flower on your wonderful background. Just beautiful.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  19. Love the inky background and a very serene card

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz4Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

  20. A beautiful inky background and I love the shine on the flower too - a great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  21. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make a card Challenge#9. Jo x


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