Total Pageviews

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Happy Birthday - Sunday 19th May

Good Morning Friends,

So far so good here with the weather this weekend! Yesterday we were supposed to be visiting some friends in Trowbridge, but one of them was unwell so we had to cancel. Tom and I headed off for a morning walk at Westonbirt Arboretum instead and it was beautiful, so full of colour. In the afternoon I managed to get some more crafting done..very unusual for a Saturday!

Friday was supposed to be a day when I got through quite a few commissions: I started off well with a Diamond anniversary card, but I had been asked to make two cards for one couple to be given (of course!) by different people and on the second one my mojo just went walkies! I think it was the pressure of creating two very different cards for the same couple. I ended up spending a few hours on a card, which I then totally discarded it was that bad! Got there in the end though!

Before I talk about today's card, after I mentioned the other day about a problem with the link to the Emergency Crafters challenge blog, a few of you said you have cards ready to post. I have now heard that due to the person who runs the challenge being unfortunately out of action at the moment, the challenge for May has been cancelled. I am really sorry to tell you this, but all I know is that everything should be back to normal for June.

Today's card is another commission for a regular customer's Mum. It is really nice creating cards for people who come back regularly, of course the same challenge applies...I must have been making cards for this lady's Mum for quite  a while now, so they need to be different. Of course the 'bonus' is I think I know what appeals (I hope!

 I started by creating a background and to do this I used a lovely leaf stamp from the 'You're Bloomin' Great' stamp set by Indigo Blu. I used Peacock Feathers distress ink, (my current favourite i think)just stamping lightly (by stamping first on copy paper then the card) randomly across the card.

This is an 8x8 card blank and after also inking the edges, I matted and layered onto teal card.

I then created a smaller matt and layer for the topper and tied it with some teal ribbon.

The flower stamp is als by Indigo Blu, from the 'Live, Love, Laugh' set. I stamped it on some Teresa Collins paper, which is a scrapbook paper and good weight for 'moulding'. I stamped the flower ten times and inked them, some all over, some just lightly with the Peacock Feathers ink, before layering for depth. I attached the ribboned layer to the card before adding the flowers. The sentiment is typed and printed from my computer.

To finish off I inked the edges of the scalloped card blank and added my last layered flower to the inside.

Thank you so much for visiting, I really do appreciate your comments. I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday, whether it's crafty or not!

Love and Hugs,
Carole Z X


  1. Hi Carole, I love your gorgeous card, Peacock Feathers is my current fav too and it looks amazing on the flowers and background stamping. A really elegant looking card. Have a lovely Sunday. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Hi Carole,
    what a superb card. I love that stamps used on it, and the colours used just set it off nicely. I can see me buying the peacock distress ink because it is very effective.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Love the flower stamp Carole. They look really great and the colours is lovely. Christine x

  4. Hi Carole,
    Your card is just beautiful! I love the colors and love the backround that you did.. sounds like you had a fun Sat and hope the rest of the week goes just as well :)

    Take care, Teresa

  5. The colours are gorgeous Carole! I haven't used the peacock distress ink< but it is really pretty:). .
    I love how you have stamped the background... very subtle and allows the eye to be drawn to the flowers which are very pretty.... in all a gorgeous creation!! Don't you just hate it when MR Mojo goes wlk abouts... I find that I have him late at night :(
    Did you catch the new indigoblu stamps on Create and craft today...they were stunning, but sold out before the hour:) Her products are sooo popular:).
    Crafting hugs Nikki x

  6. Beautiful card Carole. I too am a bit obsessed with using peacock feathers at the mo! Looking forward to getting a new delivery of the new Indigo Blu stamps in the shop soon.
    Must have an outing at Westonbirt, not been there for ages even though it's just up the road. Sure Daisy would love exploring up there too!
    See you soon
    Amy x

  7. Another beautiful card Carol. Love the stamp and the colours very much.
    Have been thinking of visiting Westonbirt too, must do it!
    Christine H xx

  8. Good afternoon Carol,
    Loving this, a fantastic card, great stamp I really like the whole creation

    Patricia xxx

  9. Free PDF Password Remover Tools http://www.pdfpasswordremover.

    tk - PDF Unlocker - Unlock Any Secured PDF File For Free.

    The best PDF Password Removal Software For Free Download

    Hey there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering
    if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having problems finding one?

    Thanks a lot!

  10. Hi Carole

    A beautiful card .. .. love the layout and that gorgeous peacock colour have to admit my favourite colour changes every day LOL!!).

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Gorgeous card Carole, lovely colours! Beautiful stamp also!xx

  12. By going to RentalCars you can discover the most affordable rental cars from over 49000 locations globally.