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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Sunday Stampers wk 274 - birds -Tuesday 10th September

Good Morning Friends!

Well today is my last day at work of three whole weeks, can you believe it? I can't! at the end of the week we will be boarding that plane and flying across the Atlantic and the USA to San Francisco. I have been in touch with my cousins this week and we are all so excited.

I'm pleased to report that my second session with the sports therapist for my back was fabulous, oh how I wish that a doctor had pointed me in this direction years ago! I'm never going to be pain free all the time, but right at this moment I am which is totally new for me! Finding Hayley, was wonderful and the added bonus is that she lives and practices virtually next door!

Today's card is my Sunday Stampers offering for this week -Hels  set the theme of Birds, which I think actually has to be my favourite subject for cards and art, so i have lots of stamps to fit this theme.

This is a Crafty Individuals stamp of an arty bird image with a musical background. I stamped it with black Perfect Medium and heat embossed with clear powder, then I inked with vintage photo. I embossed a background using the same mask as for our classes last week for the base layer of the card and inked with Antique Linen. I also die cut a leaf using craft foil. I think this might look good with the flake and acetate so will try it when I get back.

To finish this pretty simple little card I matted and layered the image on to mat gold and  black card.

I'll be back tomorrow and most of this week and whilst I'm away I have lots of scheduled posts including all the presents I made to take away with us, so do keep stopping by...I'll be updating with any craft observations and photos too, - and checking in on you all wherever free wi-fi allows too!

Hels, I won't be able to take part for the next few weeks as we'll be on our travels...I have those Michaels vouchers too!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole

    Loving your card very much. That background is fantastic.

    I will wish you a fantastic time away now .. .. just in case I get buried in ribbon and don't get chance to visit again before you go.

    I hope your back behaves itself whilst you are away too. Don't risk straining it though .. get someone else to carry all the crafty stash you will no doubt be collecting!! LOL!!!

    Have fun!!!

    Love Jules xx

  2. Oh wow Carole,l your card is stunning, love that bird stamp (don't have that one!). Can't enter this week as I could only must up butterflies and dragonflies....

    I would be so excited too if I were off to America, hope you have a wonderful time there - and spending in Michaels! Good news about your back too, hope it lasts the whole of your time away so that you can enjoy your holiday even more. Take care. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Morning Carole,
    Love your card, very vintage. Glad your back is feeling a bit better, hope it holds up for your upcoming holiday, sounds amazing.

  4. So pleased your therapy session was a success. Now you can look forward to your holiday. I'm sure he also gave you some advice for the long plane journey.

    A great card today. Love the stamp.

    Have a fabulous holiday. Love and hugs from Christine xx

  5. Hi Carole,
    great to hear your physio is working.
    Great card today. I do so love that embossing of the leaves. Fab metal leaf too.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Glad your back is felling better, nothing worse than a sore back.
    I am loving everything you have done on this I fantastic card.
    The stamps you have used are really good.

    Patricia. xxx

  7. Hi Carole, glad to know your back is better. Lovely card today, especially like the metal leaf!xx

  8. So glad you have found a therapist that has helped you. Have a wonderful holiday, the bird card is brilliant! X


  9. Great card Carole, so glad you feel a bit better, enjoy your holiday and time with your family.

    Hazel x

  10. Gorgeous card hun, it is a Tim ATC collage stamp ;o)) have a wonderful time in the USofA and do be careful with your back! I am hoping you will be able to relax on the flight and not get all stiffened from sitting... safe travels and ... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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