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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Good Morning Blog Friends!

Well December is here and it's time to panic (not that I wasn't already- lol). At least today has started bright and sunny here and the hens are having a great time scooting about the garden in some dry weather at last!

Thank you for those who visited and commented on my ribbon wreaths yesterday, they were fun makes...hopefully tomorrow I will be posting my new seasonal door wreath..that's if I get it photographed!

I hope I got around to most of you yesterday, it was all a bit of a rush..I did some housework in the morning in preparation for putting the tree up today, then I had to get the bus to Bristol. There is  a lovely shopping area in the centre by the University. I had a wander up there (it's on a steep hill), bought some little stocking fillers (mostly foodie) in a gorgeous shop called Bristol Guild (of Arts and Crafts) and a few other shops, then met Tom when he'd finished work...we had pizza and then walked down the hill to the Hippodrome theatre where we enjoyed an evening of opera, Cosi fan Tutte. Tom had a 95 year old man sat next to him, he was with his nephew, said they had come up from Bridgwater and were making the trip again tonight for La Boheme! Hope I'm that willing and agile if I get to 95!

Anyway, for the card....I made this one for my friend Trish, who has  just become a Grandma (she seems so young, it's scary!)  Luckily I knew that her daughter and husband were expecting a boy, so I could make it a week or so in advance! 

Trish and I have been friends since about 2009, when we both joined Twitter. It's a long story, but when we realised we both lived close enough to meet in Bath and after having said 'hello' when we attended the same concert, we met for lunch and have been friends ever since (it was Trish I went to the Christmas Market with last week) it is possible to actually make real life friends via social media! Trish and her husband Alan now even keep a few hens too..see it's catching!

This card is made using an LOTV stamp, coloured with Promarkers. I made the background paper by using a polka dot mask and inked the edges with distress ink. The layer beneath the image was made using an M-Bossability.

Thanks for stopping to put the tree up now!

Carole Z X


  1. Very sweet card Carole. Good old LOTV. Where would we be without them? Have fun decorating the tree!! Christine xxx

  2. What a sweet card, I love it.
    Loved yesterdays wreath, when I saw "Ribbon" I thought you had been making the same as I had.
    I have been doing a few little "Ribbon Wreaths" to pop on cards.
    I have a wreath base ready for my "Door" wreath. Might get it made over the next few days.

    Have a Great Weekend


  3. Hi Carole

    My next door neighbour was told she was having a boy .. .. and it popped out as a little girl!!!!

    That is the first time I have ever actually come across someone who was told wrongly.

    Loving your little boy card. That is one cute image and such tiny buttons too!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Hi Carole, lovely story as is your card today! I love the colour of the blue card and the little blue buttons you have added.xx

  5. Hi Carole, Gorgeous Card. Bet Trish loved. LOTV come up trumphs again their stamps just fit the bill.

    Wilma x x

  6. Hi Carole, I love the little baby boy card, it is so, so sweet - LOTV do some brilliant images. A lovely idea to give a card to the Grandparents too. Love it. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Hi Carole,
    such a superb baby boy card. I bet they are going to love it. Can't wait to see your wreath. I love the colours.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Such a cute baby card Carole and a gorgeous image lovely colours