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Thursday 11 September 2014


Good morning all.

Thank you for all the good wishes yesterday...a quiet day was spent at home as I was a bit under the weather after eating sausages for tea on Tuesday which had gluten in them. Hubby had bought two packs - one with and one without...note to self always check yourself rather than taking someone else's word for it!!!

A birthday card for a brother in law to share today. I was toiling for ideas this year and leafing through my box of stamps came across this reward stamp amongst a set of male stamps which were a magazine freebie...brain cells started ticking after remembering his ice bucket challenge stint on Facebook!

Image was stamped with Memento and coloured with promarkers before being fussy cut. I captured a photo from my computer screen using the snips tool and printed it out to fit the aperture. The backing paper is a freebie from Bearly Mine. Sentiment from LOTV. The lamp and bracket dies are from Marianne Design, fence die is from Magnolia and circle dies are from Spellbinders. I've die cut everything from Kraft card and painted with stone acrylic paint, added a crackle glaze then painted with black acrylic before adding a bit of gold gilding wax. Card is finished with a couple of black gems to which I've also added gilding wax.

Challenges entered:
Craft-room Challenge - something old (sentiment), something new (backing paper)
Artisitc Imspirations - anything goes or round
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers - anything goes
Melonheadz - 2 or more dies
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - for the men in our life


  1. Sorry to hear your day was spoilt Carol. What a brilliant card though. I have never seen this stamp, but I know a few people that would love a card like this. Hope you have a good day. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Simply gorgeous card Carol as always beautiful image and full of lots of lovely details Hope your feeling much better x

  3. FABULOUS creation loving this gorgeous stamp/image and awesome papers used. Get well my friend.xx

    The Journey is the Start

  4. What a marvellous card Carol, I'm sure the recipient will chuckle when he sees it. That's a great stamp and I love the effect you have achieved with the crackle glaze and paint, it's a very realistic touch for the old weather beaten wood fence.

  5. Brilliant! Clever to remember him doing the ice bucket challenge, I am sure he is going to have a good laugh at this. Love the background too. Sorry you had an upset tummy on Tuesday, hope you are feeling better now. Michelle x

  6. Brilliant card, love everything you have done on it.
    Hope your feeling better as the day goes on.

    Patricia xx

  7. Brilliant! A fab card Carol & the fence looks amazing! hope you're feeling better.
    hugs Jo x

  8. It's great, Carol, I bet he loved it. Thank you for visiting me regularly when I'm still not back into my routine. Hazel

  9. LOL! Fun card with really wonderful elements - love that you hung the poster off that bracket die! Thank you for sharing your project & delightful creativity with us!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#115 – For the Men in Our Life]
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  10. What a fun card, he will love it!

  11. A fabulous card Carol, I love your die cut details, they look so vintage.

  12. Hi Carol fabulous card what a great idea! Hope you are feeling better today, hugs Susan x

  13. This is gorgeous bless you for playing at not just cards hugs cheryl x

  14. A great card for your brother-in-law. I smiled when i saw it. Brilliant idea to use this reward theme!

  15. Fabulous, what a hoot, full of humour and wonderful accents! Super card.

  16. WOW! This is fabulous!!!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!


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