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Monday, 19 August 2013

Wedding card - Monday 19th August

Good Morning Friends,

Thank you for visiting today! I really thought I had posted this card, but I've checked back and can't find it, so here it is! Apologies if you have seen it before :)

This was a commission card I made earlier this year: it's an 8x8 card matted and layered in blue and white. I used Spellbinders lables 24 and one a die from Venetian Motifs, cut in half to reach all four sides and layered with another die from this set. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and layered over  a sheet of card embossed with the the Heart Lattice folder designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.

I am almost at the end of the commissions I took before I decided to take a 'holiday' from it - and a good job I did with the back and hen problems! I have also been busy with a few other projects over the weekend - some presents for my family in the US(which I am going to post on here whilst I am over there) and I've been having a play with some ice resin, making a few pieces of jewellery - it's drying out, so not ready to post yet! The resin was one of two remaining items I bought at Ally Pally in April and hadn't yet used...I'm intending to use the other one in the next few weeks, so watch this space!

Before I go I wanted to share with you a couple of photos...Penny gave us a cause for concern again Saturday as she has more egg laying problems and the others were trying to peck her. We couldn't leave her in with them, so yet again she spent the night in the kitchen!  She was fine again this morning but laid another soft egg during the night and because it broke, she was all sticky, so I had to bath her...she's had lots of washes over the past few weeks and loves it. We have never had another hen that would let you fuss with her as she does. As she was so wet, I decided that she had to be dried or they might be tempted to peck again. People who show hens bath and dry them, so why shouldn't I? Anyway, we had the hairdryer on slow and cool and she loved it! All's well with them all at the moment by the way!

Tom with Penny

A little 'coiffure'!
That's all for now, thanks for stopping by!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. And why shouldn't she have a little pampering so she can look her best? After all, when we are unwell I think we all feel better if someone shows us a bit of love and attention! Hope she's okay. Love from Christine xx

  2. Sorry, I was so enthralled with Penny I forgot to comment on your lovely wedding card. Such a lovely shade of blue. Christine x

  3. Lovely wedding card and boy thought I had seen it all, but no, a hen having a makeover. Made me laugh this morning, brightened up my day.

    Thanks for that Carole.

    Wilma x x x

  4. Hi Carole, your card is beautiful, I love the colours and the wonderful design.

    Ahh, poor Penny, I hope she picks up again soon. It is lovely to see her being pampered - and why not, if she loves it then it must be good for her. Big hug to Penny. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Hi Carole,
    super wedding card. Love the way you have used the Venetian set for the edges of the sentiment. Great colour blue too.

    Your Penny sure does like all the attention she is getting. I do hope she is going to be okay. She does look a very lovely specimen of a hen.

    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Gorgeous wedding card Carole love the soft colours.....I've seen some things but never a hen having a makeover...but why not us girls have to look our best!


  7. I wish I was pampered too! The card is lovely.. very subtle colours and I love the luxurious ribbon. Thanks for popping to see me... I try to pop to see everyone I can, but sometimes I am a bit late! Take care, jenxxx

  8. Beautiful card Carol, really beautiful.
    Talk about a "spoilt hen" she certainly looks like she enjoys the fuss
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xxx

  9. Such an elegant card Carole. Hope Penny is feeling better soon!xx