Sunday, 9 January 2011

How Long Has It Been????????????????

How bad am I? I can't remember the last time I got to do a card for a challenge!

Before I go onto my card tho I want to apologise for any mistakes you see in this post - my keyboard has decided to test my typing skills by turning a few keys blank! I'm no touch typist and now my N & M have decided to 'rub' clear I very often get them muddled! Thankfully spellcheck should pick most of them up! I'm so tempted to re-write them on with Tipex!

Onto my card.........

This is a card using a few techniques that I've been wanting to re-visit for a while - using a quote rather than an image, doilies (which I have loads of now but have not yet used!), the crumpling up the card bit to be honest that was one of those 'mistakes'... I'd creased the card putting it through the Cuttlebug so had to do something to hide it! I covered the whole quote and sentiment in clear embossing powder.  The leaves are both MS punches - Christmas pressies I bought myself ;) The larger ones are a deep border punch that I then trimmed to length.

The main backing piece is a piece of one of the 'fill your own' boxes from The Papermill. I have loads of them here and now the shops are all closing down I wont be taking them back to refill :(

A couple of challenges I'd like to enter this card into....

Sketch & Stash - Sketch & Doilies

Charisma Cards - Birthday

Cute Card Thursday - 'Out with the old' (old Papermill box!)

Secret Crafter Saturday - Tons of Texture (lace, embossing, doily, ribbon)


  1. Beautiful card hunny! but as for your rubbish excuse of the missing letters! hmmmm! me thinks you been at the vodka! hahahhaa!! hugs Samantha :0)

  2. Beautiful card

    Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

    Hugs Jane x

  3. wow love all the dots and such a beautiful creation thank you for sharing it with us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Beautiful card Carol - love the cracked embossing...even if it was a 'cover-up'! lol
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  5. Wow Beautiful card and I love the muted colours,
    thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 116: Tons Of Texture,
    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  6. oooh such a lovely card,very elegant :)

    Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


  7. beautiful card! so elegant and regal - thanks for sharing this with the Charisma Gals this week! xo

  8. Fabby card, and as everyone else is saying, very elegant... Thank you for joining us at Sketch and Stash this week Jackie x

  9. Fabulous. Love the design.

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

    Mel X