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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

L'il Bird in Window - Wednesday 1st August

Good Morning Friends,

First of all, welcome to my new followers, it's great to have you join me. I do read all your posts and I try and visit and post on your blogs please let me know if you have one and I'm not  following you yet!

I have my cousin from Wales staying, which has meant a few days off work and some nice 'girly' time...her husband brought her, but she is travelling back my train, so as my husband Tom hasn't had the time off and I don't drive, we've been doing lots of walking and travelling by bus. Monday we had a lovely day in Bath, I love showing people around my favourite city! We did shopping of course, but I really enjoy taking visitors to the historical sites. The weather was lovely and Bath was so quiet, usually you can't move this time of year, it was a very strange feeling..the foreign tourists must all be at the Olympics.

Is everyone watching? I'm not really 'into' sport...anything to to do with horses and ice dance and hockey are my sporting interests, I used to ride a lot as a child and into my twenties and I used to skate and play ice hockey (my dad's time spent in Canada as a child and teen had an influence on me with both horses and hockey!) Unfortunately participation in such 'risky' sports are taking their toll with muscle stiffness now and a nasty riding accident put an end to my riding and left me with a back that isn't without quite a bit of pain if I don't look after it...but never mind, it was all fun at the time and I am still pretty fit and able to chase my hens around the garden!:) So, all I was going to say is that I was really pleased that our Eventing team got  a Silver medal! I was actually getting quite excited by some of the mens swimming last night too!

Back to crafting...

 This is a card I made at the weekend whilst playing with the 'Dandelion Wishes' stamp from Creative Expressions...I had been watching Hels Sheridan demo with it creating backgrounds during the Spellbinders shows on Create and Craft last week and I was actually lucky enough to win one of her lovely cards as well!

This is a 6x6 card, which I stamped randomly all around the sides using Bundled Sage distress ink, which is my favourite of the 'greens'. I then inked around the edges of the card as well.
 I used the Spellbinders Decorative Chateau Gate die to create a window and inked the edges quite randomly with Wild Honey, I also carried the foliage stamped image through behind the window and also stamped the little bird from the same set, using both Wild Honey and Bundled Sage. I finished off with some bakers twine and a few little gems.

My cousin goes home later today and I have a busy evening ahead making sure everything is ready for our next workshop tomorrow evening. This time we are going to be using masks, Mica Mists and distress inks...nice and messy! I'll post some photos later in the week hopefully. So it's unlikely I will be posting tomorrow...

Before I go, I would like to share with you one very exciting piece of news I had yesterday...recently Fantastic Ribbons - - had a Design Team call and I applied...yesterday I heard that I was one of the four new DT members chosen and I was thrilled!

Happy crafting everyone!
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole - first of all well done on your recent apppointment!!! DT member for Fantastic Ribbons, congratulations. Now for your card - love it! I bought these stamps, aren't they sooo pretty and useful for doing a background like this. I also have the die but haven't used it yet, your design is really cute!!

    Hugs Sue P xx

  2. Fabulous DT role well done Carole and well deserved, Love this card , gorgeous die and a great idea. Im not watching the sport either. Hugs Elaine

  3. Hi Carole,
    What a lovely card, I am sure I have seen that before, I wonder where..? Oh I remember, it's now on my craftroom wall of fame. Thank you, it is stunning and so beautifully made.
    BIG, big congrats on the DT position. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your creations using lots of ribbon etc.
    Hugs Linda