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Monday, 18 February 2013

Candi Winner & Classic Motor - Monday 18th February

Good Morning Friends,

I am scheduling this post as today I have the day off work and this morning will be heading to the NEC, Birmingham with Amy, who is taking me along to the Stitches Retail craft event with her (our version of CHA). I've never been before and am really looking forward to it...I'll tell you all about it later in the week!

Yesterday afternoon I wrote out all your names and put them in a little basket...then we went out into the garden with the camera....

I gathered the girls around, but only Lacey, our Speckly was brave enough to approach the basket

We have a winner, let's see who....

We have a name, but you can't read it from this far!

So here is Penny Pumpkin helping with the reveal..can you read the name yet?

Drumroll for Oksana!

Thank you to every one of you for following me...writing this blog and sharing my ideas with you, whilst being blessed with being able to admire and take inspiration from all your wonderful creations is truly an incredible journey of continuous, amazing discovery. Visiting your blogs is having a community of friends online, where we share the same interests, share in each other's happiness and sorrow. I have been using Twitter and Facebook for a long time, but blogging was the best online community I ever decided to join and that's all because of you. Thank you!

Oksana, please email me your address at and I will send your candi off to you as soon as possible!

By the way, time to confess, Lacey didn't actually put her beak in a pick out Oksana's name (now there's a surprise) was Tom who actually made the draw, but I thought including the girls was a bit of fun!

Today I am sharing another of my guy cards...

This is a 6x6 card using a stamp from Stamps Away. I used a background paper from stash and inked the edges with Vintage Photo, then added a strip of hessian. The card was stamped in black archival and then heat embossed with clear powder. I die cut the image and inked the edges of the die, again with Vintage Photo. Using the same ink, mixed with a little water, I gave the car a wash of colour.

The sentiment is a stamp by Creative Expressions, also heat embossed and matted and layered on gold mirror card, the sentiment tag was cut by hand.

Thanks for stopping by!

Carole X


  1. Congrats Oksana on winning the candi. Your card Carole is lovely and the bit of hessian is gorgeous touch.

    Wilma x x

  2. Well done Oksana, I'm sure you'll have fun with your goodies. Your male cards are great Carole. You have made a couple of beauties. I really must master the male card, particularly since I have three milestone birthdays this year. Hope you had a great day at the NEC. Christine xx

  3. Congrats to Oksana...lovely card for a guy the car image


  4. Hi Carole, thanks for the pics of the chicks, they are gorgeous as ever. Congratulations to Oksana on your candi win!

    The card is beautiful Carole, you do male cards so well, love this one, that car image is brilliant. Hope you have lots of fun today and just think - you will get to see so much new stuff that has never been seen before... fantastic. Look forward to hearing all about it. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Congratulations to the winner! Great card. Is everyone in retail going to Birmingham except me!!! I could have met up for a coffee in the flesh! Durham is just too far away this year... Maybe next year. Have a fabulous time and take many photos! jenx

  6. Great card, Carole. Well done Oksana.

  7. Hi Carole, what lovely news to receive on a Monday morning! Very excited! I will email you shortly. Lovely to see that your hens were involved!
    Great male card today, you do them so well! Hope you have a lovely day at the craft event today!xx

  8. Hi Carole,
    Congrats Oksana on your win. I'm sure we will see some lovely creations with her win. Didn't those chickens do well with a little help from Tom.
    Your card today is another fantastic male card. Love the vintage car stamp. That reminds me I have a similar one I had forgotten about.
    Enjoy your visit to the NEC. I'm sure we will see some lovely New items on your blog soon.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.