Thursday 21 January 2016

Been awhile!

Woo hoo, finally made it back on here! Where have I been? Won't bore you with my illness, let's just say it put me in my place for awhile along with a bad back but hopefully thats now history and I can get on with life again and hopefully make crafty things again.

 Haven't made anything since this card just before Christmas, was a rush job, last minute request and finished in one afternoon. Hate being put on the spot but I think I get on better having no time to dither here or there, this way or that way, which papers dies, oh the list goes on when I have the time lol! Was so pleased how this turned out.

I loved it, didn't want to give it away, really need to stop thinking that way, just hope it was well received.

Sizzix Poinsettia large die,Trimcraft Christmas papers, edges inked with TH Frayed Burlap

For the Just for you die I used papers and embossed with Frantage, loved the result. I cut three die cuts out and layered them to make it pop more. 

Paper edges roughed up and torn then inked
Spellbinders die cut rectangle finished off with mocha pearls
Memory box holly flourish cut out in gold, tiny red gems added to stems.
Pearl edged lace

My card deserved a box since the Poinsettia was BIG and didn't want it getting squashed,  used linen card and followed the card theme without giving to much away, I think! 

Haven't been in my craft room for over a month till today, gave it a bit of a tidy up and along with my new crafty buys, oh yes, I did manage that while layed up. Had to do something to fill my days lol!!! Just need broadband to behave now, it is so slow, at this rate we might have to go satellite yet. Need to get hubby to look into that, not holding my breath, now if it had something to do with farming he would be straight onto it!

Challenges - Monochrome - Anything Goes - Christmas - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes/Optional twist/Stylish/Elegant

Thank you for dropping by



Sheila H said...

This is just beautiful. The colors, the distressing, and the layering really pop. Thanks for bringing your project to us at 613 Avenue Create.

brenda said...

So nice to see you again Carole and really appreciate your visit.

Your card is absolutely glorious, you have achieved such depth and interest and loving the whole Vintage feel.

Take care, backs need time.

B x said...

Beautiful card love the monochrome, such detail thanks for sharing at glitter N sparkle Chris DT x

Sarah said...

It's lovely to see you Carol and I am so glad that you are feeling better. This card is outstanding...beautiful in every way xx

Brawny x said...

Wow wow wow this is amazing. No wonder you did t want to give it away. I'm like you if I dither too long I overthink the card then start getting frustrated. I seem to have missed a couple of yours posts don't know why because I have a link on my blog. For some reason I'm not a follower either and I thought I was! I am now. Anyway they are all fabulous. X

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card and box Carol, love the pretty design and dies.
Glad to hear you have recovered and good to see you back!
Lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and lovely to see it at our current challenge of anything goes. A lovely one in fact seeing you been not well, take care...hope to see you enter again in our next challenge.xx
{aNNie Southern Girls Challenge DT Member}

coops said...

Stunning card and box and matching box Carol.I love the cream colours and the poinsettia is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Rina Meza said...

Gorgeous card! The inking add so much to the beauty. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Rina

applejack cards by sue said...

Oh, this is wonderful. I am sure it was well received and will become a keepsake. I know I would have this on display every year. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT. xx

EdenLand Designs said...

This card is breathtaking!!! The monochromatic effect, the layout, all the details....ahhhhhhhhh :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at C.R.A.F.T. this week!
Susan DT

MaxiBelle Studio said...

Love the aged & vintage feel. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #126.
Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Marlene Atkinson said...

Wow this just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge. Marlene DT

MagsB said...

I absolutely love this shabby chic card, just beautiful - and so is the box!! I hope you're feeling better, too. Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X


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