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Thursday, 13 June 2013

All You Need is Love - Thursday 13th June

Good Morning Friends..

Well, we're getting to the end of my Beatlemania week, I'm so thrilled from your comments that you've been enjoying it!

I know that many of us in our little 'community' here have pets, so this one is for all all us animal lovers! I've made three quick cards, chosen our two most popular pets and of course, I had to include hens! So here we go...

 Starting with a dog.. we love our doggie friends don't we? I love this Crafty Individuals stamp and just had to add something British, but psychedelic to match the latter end of the Beatles span. I stamped him and heat embossed with clear embossing powder (I do this so much now when I'm stamping) and I just added a touch of Picked Raspberry ink around the edges to make him stand out. The flag is by Clarity Stamps and comes in two parts to allow stamping in different colour inks. I used it quite a bit last year when we were making all the patriotic celebratory projects. I stamped it in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers. I made the card and sentiments monochrome so the image would really stand out.
 Now on to our kitty's...oddly enough no cat stamps...well I know I have one and a good one too, but could I find it? No! So I printed off and image from  Digital Designer Tulip and Friends and die cut it using Spellbnders Classic Scalloped Circles. I then made a second die cut and put it through the Sue Wilson lattice hearts folder and chose to ink the debossed side for a change. The paper was printed off from one of my Pink Petticoat collections.
And finally, but dearest to my heart of course, little back yard hens or Chooks as they are lovingly known! I'm actually building quite a collection of hen stamps, so if any of you come across any do let me know! However, I bought this stamp before we had even thought of keeping hens, so it must be at least  7 years old -it's a wooden stamp too, I re-found it rummaging in my drawer of wooden ones!

I stamped it four times for each of my little ladies, coloured them as closely as possible (with promarkers) and lined them up in their pecking order!! The straw bales are again from an old stamp, but not a wooden one. It's from a farmyard set by Sam Poole. I stamped it with Scattered Straw and inked it with Wild Honey. I added some raffia and inked the edges of the card.

Just one more Beatlemania card to come! Out of the Blue Craft Club has a special one off workshop tomorrow afternoon as part of the Chipping Sodbury Festival and Amy and I will be taking a card inspired by some Beatles lyrics to the please drop by in the morning for a peek!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. I hope you realise that I spend the rest of teh day singing the song you have featured that day. Fortunately I try to keep to quiet lanes when I'm cycling because yesterday "From Me To You" was floating on the air waves! Lol! I've really enjoyed your cards this week, and today's are no exception All great! Have a good day Carole. Love from Christine xx

  2. Hi Carole,
    I too spend some of the day singing your song as it's on my mind.
    Love the cards today especially the patriotic dog and those wonderful hens. They both look so proud. I'm not a big lover of cats as we had stray ones in the roof of our office, when I was a young, and the smell turned me off cats for life. We always closed the office door every night, but those darn cats got in somehow and there would be paw prints all over your work. I never did figure out how they got in.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Fabulous cards Carole and just love the images and the sentiments


  4. These are all just fab! you have been busy:)
    Hugs Nikki x