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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Dream Big: Sunday Stampers wk 289 - Tuesday 7th January 2014

Good Morning Friends!

How are you all doing? Yesterday was back to work after a two week break for the Holidays - we spent most of Sunday taking down the decorations...first the tree and then that Village...goodness it takes forever to box it all up and now the house looks so bare! I think I miss the lights most of all - most of us in our road had lights of some sort on our houses and it looked so pretty coming home on a dark, wet evening...oh well, we have next Christmas to look forward to!

I have left out my Polar Bears on the coffee table - I think they are as much for 'winter' as Christmas and as I only just finished them, it would seem a shame to put them away just yet!

Before getting to my card, I want to thank you for your visits and comments - especially recently on the bears and my vintage accordion card - both of them were just a pleasure to make! I am hopefully getting my sewing machine repaired on Friday, which I am excited about as I am eager to start some Spring sewing projects that aren't good for hand sewing. 

I also want to say a big welcome to my latest follow Helen Phillips...Helen has some lovely creations on her blog, so do take a look:

This now brings me up to 70 followers and I did say that there would be Candy when I got to this next please bear with me whilst I get a very busy week ahead over with and I will do a draw for one of you to win a little something!

Today's simple card was born out of frustration! On Sunday, admittedly feeling pretty tired after all the decs removal, I tried a new technique with alcohol inks, die cuts and felt and I just couldn't get it right. I will try again and get there in the end, but it just wasn't to be on instead I made this quick card to ease me back into Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers weekly challenge, which I haven't managed to participate in for weeks! This week's theme is to include the word 'Dream'....

Using a 6x6 card blank, I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller and inked all around using  Spiced Marmalade Distress ink. I then stamped the images using a Jofy stamp on white card and coloured with distress inks mixed with water.

The Dream Big stamp is from a set by Sam Poole for Creative Expressions. I matted and layered and added a button tied with Bakers Twine to finish.

Well that's the beauty of crafting isn't it? From the Vintage Nicecrane Design Team card, which took quite a while to put together to a simple, bright contemporary design..all good fun! Talking of the Nicecrane card I made a few years ago, do hop over to Nicecrane's blog to see not only my card, but what the other DT members have been doing with the same designs - so really lovely projects and we all seemed to go for the same style of colouring!
Thanks for stopping by!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Super card Carole, nice bright, crisp and clean.
    Quite right to keep your polar bears out they were so beautiful.


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  3. Such a lovely bright card to cheer us up in this dark, wet weather!

  4. Gorgeous card Carole, love the sunny look of it, reminds me of Spring. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. Hi Carole,Bright and cheerful, just what we need. Love it.

  6. Love those JOFY stamps and love your card Carole, just perfect for a dull, rainy day. I saw your accordion card on Ignacio's blog and he did a great job on the close-ups of your beautiful card. Hope the week at work passes quickly! Hugs, Anne x

  7. What a lovely card to brighten up a miserable cold and wet day.....fabulous Carole...


  8. This is just so cheerful with beautiful colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  9. What joy not a Christmas card but a beautiful spring card with bright colours to cheer us up. You have used the stamps and coloured it beautifully.

    Wilma x x x

  10. A beautiful happy card!! It is fun to see bright color and the hope of spring!!


  11. You are ahead of me, I hate to admit it but my tree and village are still up! lol I have taken down the outdoor decorations though so I'm not all that bad. Love your card, the bright colors remind me of a warm summer's day! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  12. Lovely and bright card. Wonderful sentiment! My decorations are all still up as we also celebrate Ukrainian Christmas on the 6/7th of Jan and New Year tonight. So another few days of the decorations, trees mainly.xx