Friday, 24 April 2015

Pretty Bouquet

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers I hope you are all well and enjoying the great sunny weather . I would like to welcome my new follower Jenny thank you Jenny for following my blog and  I hope you can visit often.
My card today is a LOTV image that I coloured at craft class last week when our theme was stamping and  colouring.

Card Recipe

6x6 blank card Craftwork cards
Papers LOTV Baskets and  Bunnies
Stamp LOTV Pretty Bouquet painted with Promarker pens
Border Die Joy Crafts from Noor Designs UK
Lace and flower paper clip from my Stash
Pearl Trim and small cameo The Hobby House
Paper Bow from a Hunkydory sheet I was given 
Pearl beads I bought in a dollar shop in New Zealand threaded onto Anchor Marlitt thread
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts and  Boyes Stores
Sentiment tags LOTV
Spiders web mesh 
Butterfly punch Martha Stewart 

You will remember I mentioned earlier in the week that I was meeting my friend Val and going to Alnwick Garden we all had a great day the weather was perfect a huge  ice cream sitting in the sunshine and a lovely meal in The Tree House Restaurant then a visit to The Poison Garden. I've added a photo of us and  one of the fountains and The Tree House Restaurant..If you'v never visited its a gorgeous place for a day out.

I have one other bit of news you may also remember on Monday I told you about my challenge top pick and candy win and said I might but a lottery ticket,. Well I give a monthly donation to the local Butterwick Hospice Lottery and on Monday lunchtime a letter arrived and  I'd won £10 !! definitely my lucky week I've been in the lottery for ages and  never won anything .

Hope you all have a great weekend and if your lucky to live in the south enjoy this beautiful 
weather  hugs Carole x


  1. This is a real beauty Carole. I can just spend ages taking in all the pretty detail you add to your cards. This time the little paperclip holding the tags has caught my eye!! See, good luck does come in threes!! Thank you for sharing your lovely photographs too, it looks to be a fabulous place to visit and how stylish you look!! xx

  2. What a beautiful, pretty card.Glad you had a good day out...and your luck certainly is on a roll. bet that £10 goes on crafty goodies!! Well done.

  3. Stunning. Brilliant. Beautiful creation Carole made with gorgeous colours and goodies added to add to the beauty. I have so many LOTV stamps do you think I should ink at least one up...xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  4. Forgot to mention the photos are so inviting...think I need a holidays
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  5. This is really beautiful Carole! So many gorgeous embellies and love that stamp!
    Lovely photos too! What a beautiful place! Looks like a fab day out!
    Lucy x

  6. Beautiful card, love the lacey look and those pearls. Alnwick Gardens look lovely. It must indeed be your lucky week - enjoy your winnings, and have a great weekend. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  7. This is fabulous Carole, so very pretty, I LOVE your design!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  8. Gorgeous card and wonderful floral display too. Fabulous photographs too. I love Alnwick gardens too.
    Linda xxx

  9. HI Carole! OoOh she is so BEAUTIFUL .. I love her! Well, anything lotv really! ;) Hehe! Absolutely STUNNING card and I love that fancy die cuts you use on the sides! Gorgeous photos of your visit with your friend and congratulations on your winning too! Woohooo!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  10. hi Carole such a gorgeous card love the florals and super photo's
    Hugs Kate xx

  11. So gorgeous and adorable image, love the design, beautiful details. Looks like you had a lovely time, fabulous photos x

  12. Very pretty card. That looks like a lovely place to visit and what perfect weather for it too x

  13. Hi Carole your card is gorgeous the image is beautiful I do like LOTV images the flowers are lovely. If looks like you had a fabulous time with your friend. You have made me want to visit. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

  14. What a gorgeous card Carole:) Alnwick gardens are really lovely..your photo's are fab! and another win LOL keep it up!! lots of huggles Sue x

  15. Wonderful card Carole, beautiful image and details.
    Agree Alnwick is beautiful, we went for weekend break by coach, this is one place they took us..beautiful photos..

  16. Gorgeous card Carole, I like the adorable image and the embellishments, Lovely photo's
    Kevin xx

  17. Pretty card with another one of your cute images.
    The garden pics are wonderful too. It reminds me of the Gardens that Jim and I so love to visit in our area...(Longwood Gardens) It's been a while since we've been there we are due for another trip. It's just been so cold to go.

    Hope you have a great weekend..
    and PS. You both look great in that pic...

  18. Your card is so pretty and so sweet, Carole! I love the way you made the butterflies out of the background paper!! Thank you for sharing the photos of your fun outing and congratulations on your wins! I hope your good luck continues through the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. Gorgeous card Carole, and wonderful photographs. That tree house looks fantastic :o)
    Jackie xx

  20. Beautiful card Carole - glad you enjoyed Alnwick Gardens with your friend. Thanks you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl April Colour Challenge, best of luck! Mary x

  21. Gorgeous card Carole! Wonderful design and lovely embellishments. The gingham butterflies look so pretty.
    I'm pleased you had a great time with Val. We went to Alnwick Gardens for the Christmas fair. The lights were fabulous and we had fun in the maze in the dark. My power chair has lights on it which made it quite spooky in there with this low down light moving about. Really wonderful place, I'd love to go again and visit the Poison Garden.
    Well done on your lottery win, they do say things come in threes. Debra x

  22. Wow! This is lovely Carole. Love the soft colors and little touches -beautiful work.

  23. Absolutely the sweetest lil image Carole! :) I love your coloring and the bouquet of flowers on your design and that sweet little bow really set this off so nicely!! Congrats on your win my friend!! HUGS

  24. Hi Carole, hope you are well. I'm on my last day in Nirway :( your card is beautiful and die looks fabulous, one of my many favourites. I love the design an image. So very pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK. An Live and Love crafts.
    Hugs Tracy x

  25. A stunning card with so much gorgeous detail! The ornate borders look fab. Such beautiful photos too, looks like you had a great time!
    P.S. Congrats on your lottery win - you're definitely on a roll! x

  26. Hi Carole,
    Looks like you had a lovely day out in the gorgeous Spring weather! Lovely card as well; great design & embellishment work - a very sweet card. Thanks so much for taking part in this month's LLC challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  27. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    Just loved your creation, and hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

  28. OH...Amazing card Carole !!!
    I love the design and this colors perfects.
    Big hugs, mumur.


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