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Friday, 28 June 2013

White Wedding - Saturday 29th June

Hello Blog Friends,

I can't believe I am blogging after mid-night and I have to go into work in the morning - a pretty odd one though, it's 'Thank You Soldier' Day at the Library and I'm helping with some card-making activities for children. I think (hope) they will have teachers/parents with them to actually craft and I'm just there for moral support - mostly for the main organiser of the event, one of my colleagues, Paul! I spent an hour or so yesterday morning die-cutting various shapes, such as stars with my Cricut for the kids to use...yes I finally got a new blade for my little machine and it's working again!

As you may have noticed, after yesterday's indecision..and believe me at 6pm last night I had decided to do nothing with the blog and just see what happened...I even replied to Christine's comment saying this, I now have a Blog Lovin follow button on my blog. All because there was nothing on TV and I was playing about with the iPad! In the end I decided there was nothing to lose by actually signing up with both Blog Lovin and Feedly! I do actually prefer the way Feedly looks and will probably use that one more, both were very easy to migrate to (especially Feedly), but I'm blowed if I could find my ID on that one to add a button to my blog, so more investigation there necessary over the weekend!

Today's card is a commission that one of my librarian friends gave me a lot of time to think about and hence I was pretty pleased with the final card and so was she...

This is an 8x8 card: I used white card as the base layer and rounded the corners, then I pierced it all around the edge using my Tim Holz ruler and a pokey tool. I then cut a smaller layer, which I embossed with the Sue Wilson Lattice Hearts die, which I ran through my Grand Calibur. I then spritzed this card with Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Mist - not that you can see it on the photo!

The side border was created with a Martha Stewart punch: all my Spellbinder border dies are very ornate and I wanted something a little simpler because I was creating quite a fussy centre piece.

The centre was made using a die from Venetian Motifs, which I die-cut twice and cut each piece in half to frame the label on which I'd typed the sentiment. I made the tiny flowers from the medium Britannia Rose die (I have Sharon to blame for me now owning this die!).

I added a white ribbon to the centre of the border and then decorated with little pearl beads and added a bow, pins and a dazzler.

That's it for today - hope you all have a great Saturday!

Carole X


  1. Stunning card Carole, the centre piece is so pretty. Michelle(happy2craft)


  2. Carol your card is stunning, no wonder you are pleased with it.


  3. Fabulous card Carole. I saw your response to my comment. Mind you, when I checked Bloglovin (which I have never done!) it seems that my entire list of blogs is there. I will spend some time later checking it off against my printed list but it looks okay so far. Hope your day goes well at the library. Christine xx

    1. A few of mine were missing so had to add them, also I created a group for those of you I comment on regularly & then couldn't find it! X

  4. Good morning Carol, a stunningly beautiful card, I love it.

    Patricia xx

  5. Hi Carole,
    superbly stunning creation. Love the center piece, and those beautiful roses.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. I wasn't going to do any commenting today as am supposed to be crafting, but I just had to say how gorgeous your card is....exquisitely, elegantly gorgeous Carole...just beautiful:) x
    hugs Nikki x