Thursday, 15 January 2015

As You Like It Challenge

Welcome to my blog
 a new challenge starting over on 

This fortnight we would like to see your
 Favourite Embossing Folder

and remember to tell us why in your link up.

We are sponsored by        My Mums Craft Shop

My first card I have made this year, think I would receive the best award for time waster lol! Never seem to have much to show for my days and have an added time waster! Hubby has taken early retirement, a new beginning for us both, funny having him around everyday. Im sure if I suggest jobs around the house I won't see him for dust! At the moment I am following a colouring course on line at Kit and Clowder which I won on the Sugar Nellie blog, slow going but really enjoying it. Maybe take a rest from it and go and play with my new stash that's been lying on my desk waiting to be played with, dairn't go onto Pinterest for some inspiration as time seems to slip away so fast and then its  time for the humdrum things in life and crafting on hold once again lol!
 Okay, about my card for today.

I have used Couture Creations 'Tied Together' embossing folder. Love it, especially for Wedding, Anniversary etc cards. Love the trellis affect and how you can add embellishes or not.

Cream Linen card
Red card
7x7 Cream card for base
Memory box heart die
Docrafts scalloped dies
Spellbinder with love die
Annie Allsop red\cream papers
Flower punch
Lace and pearls from stash - Anything Goes - Anything Goes/Twist/ Spellbinders 'with love' die - Something New/Spellbinders 'with love' Die/Papers - Anything Goes - Something Old/ Dies/Ribbon Something New/ Dies/Papers - techniques/dry embossing, paper piecing, flower making, die cutting - Die cuts and punches



Jan Ltc said...

Stunning card so elegant xx Jan

brenda said...

Your post has made me smile Carol. If anyone ever mentions the word retirement to my hubby he scowls and say's never, but should it ever happen I am sure he too wold be missing when I needed jobs doing.

Your card is a delight and the setting of the photo so very fitting.

Take care and hope you are not being too battered by the weather in your parts.

B x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the sweet elements and your photo setting matches in perfectly! Beautifully done!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Carol. Gorgeous colour scheme and pretty embossing
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card, I love that embossing folder too. Thank you so much for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel L. x

Carol said...

This is so elegant Carol...think this may be my favourite folder too. Carol x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a gorgeous creation Carol. This is one of my favourite folders too. Love how you set the photo. Hugs Susan
Ps Happy New Year to you xx

Sarah said...

Love your card Carol it's got an elegant touch to it and the red and cream looks expensive. I bought some Couture Creations dies and am very impressed, I shall try the EF range next xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol, love the design, pretty embossing
Wendy xx

pam said...

Stunning elegant card Carol, my favourite E/F, love the hearts and layout.

Marie-Louise said...

This is simply gorgeous Carol. Forget about things needing done around the house and just enjoy your retirement. My husband was self employed and loved his work until the first of three strokes made him retire. We have not had a chance to enjoy his retirement.


Gorgeous and beautiful card Carol thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination on this week's challenge
Dianne xx :) (DT)

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card Carol.
I am nearly 74 and don't see retirement looming yet a while :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

so gorgeous carol.beautiful embossing folder and i love your heart ;D

xx coops xx

Chana said...

Great design!The elements all work together quite well. Nice composition and presentation. We have chosen yuou as one of our featured artist and your projec will be featiured on our FB page Please stop by to say hello and to grab your badge.

We also gave a shout out to the As You Like It Challenge.

Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

Natalie said...

lovely card. I like your color choice!
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

coldwaters2 said...

What a beautiful creation, great setting for taking the picture as well, love the embossing folder you have used and the little pearls the hearts and sentiment s superb make thank you for sharing it at the Fan 'n' Funky challenge this week.
lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi again Carol I am so lucky to be able to visit you again and have a second look at this gorgeous card this time I would like to thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers
lorraine x

Helen said...

That is gorgeous - so elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

J said...

What a lovely romantic card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


Zw@@n said...

Such a pretty card, Carol! I love that elegant embossing folder. Luv, Wilma


Fabulous card Carol - love the EF - it's so classy and elegant. Perfect for hubby on Feb. 14th! Your "retired" comment made me smile - we have just about got used to it, after 10 years at home together (sort of)!!
Sylvia xx

Lea Brawn said...

Just beautiful x


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