Monday 3 February 2014


Good afternoon to all you lovely followers and friends. I've been trying to do this  post for a few days but just been busy and have not taken the time to sit down and do it. I've been out today did some appeals for  the LA this  morning and  had my annual coeliac check up at hospital this afternoon. Good news though I don't have to go back to hospital for my checks anymore consultant is writing to  ask my GP to do  them in the future as everything is going well.
Anyway back to my post this is another stamp I bought from LOTV last year called Blossom and  hadn't used. She is so cute and  I did the card in lilacs one of my favourite card colours. I painted the image at my craft group two weeks ago when the theme for that week was stamping and colouring. I used watercolour inks to paint the image only because it was easier to  take them along rather than all my Promarkers and Copics as I have quite a few!!


Card Recipe

Blank card Craftwork cards 6x6
Kraft card Tim Holtz from The Paperlane Craft shop Northallerton
Stamps LOTV Blossom, Background Bits Old Romance and sentiment Pretty Grungy Good Times
Painted with Distress Watercolour inks
Dies Marianne and  Spellbinders
Hessian trim Hobby Lobby Florida USA
Lace Dainty Crafts Washington
Ribbon from my stash
Slider buckle I think WOC
Flowers WOC
Background paper Kanban
Sentiment and  both photo stamp images stamped with Memento sepia ink
I'm doing well with my stamps I've not used but still have a few more!! I'm sure if I decide to give up there is always next year. I have managed to get a few cards made recently so hopefully might be able to put a few more posts on soon.
I'm entering this card in Crafty Little Fairies Challenge which is Lavender and  Lace.
I've noticed a lot of the challenges are love themes at the moment with Valentine's Day coming shortly. I'll have to try and get my Romantic Head on and you never know I might even have  a love stamp I've never used !!
Enjoy the week what ever you are planning but hope it includes lots of crafting and the things you love doing. Take care and  keep warm.



  1. Beautiful card Carole, love the image and design , gorgeous colouring and detail , this definitely my kind of card
    Lorna xx

  2. This is so beautiful as always. Your embellishments are lovely and such elegant die-cuts too! Gorgeous colour scheme.

  3. Gorgeous card Carole. Really cute image, beautifully painted. I love all the embellies especially the ribbon bow through the buckle, that must have been a bit of a fiddle! Good luck in the challenge.
    I glad your app. went well. My mum was a coeliac. My Aunty, her daughter and her daughters are as well! So I know what a challenge it can be as they put gluten in the silliest of things.
    Carry on your fabulous crafting, Debra x

  4. Hi Carole well this card is another stunner, really pretty. My mam was a coeliac and I'm glad your appointment went well. Tomorrow I'm going to go through all my LOTV stamps just so I don't buy one's I already have when I go to the NEC in March LOL lots of huggles Sue xx

  5. hi Carole, such an adorable card, love this image and your beautiful embellishments.
    glad all went well at your hospital appoinment.

  6. Hello Carole, Really love your card especially the little pearl heart & ribbon embellishment, the die cuts add a lovely touch & your colouring is fab!
    Happy crafting Karen x

  7. This is gorgeous Carole. The image is so adorable and love the design and all the detail. My favourite colour combo too.


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