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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

You Light Up My Life - Tuesday 27th May 2014

Good Morning Friends,

Did you all have a lovely Bank Holiday and did the sunshine where you are!? I think Sunday was the best day here; so much rain on Saturday! 

A rainy day should have meant I got in some lovely crafting time, but no, I decided that I could no longer work in my craft room the way it was...not just a tidy up this time, but a major overhaul was needed...I'm only half finished, but I like it and please stop by tomorrow where there will be photos for my WOYWW contribution this week.

There will also be a photo of the 'new-old' desk which arrived on Saturday, ready for me to shabby chic. I know exactly what I am going to do, but have never taken on anything this big, so it's a bit scary!

Sam Poole Design Team card...

Yes it's Tuesday again so my turn for the design team blog over at Creative Studios...I know I keep asking, but if you could pop over and leave a little comment, I'd be so grateful..just click here....

For this week's project I again used the Lantern stamp from Sam's new nautical stamps..I keep wanting to use this stamp in an interactive way (remember last time I made the box with the light?).

This time I made an aperture card, leaving the lamp to swing freely.

Full details and more photos can be found over at Creative Studios.

Before I go I'd like to share a few photos I took in the garden at the weekend...

We've had a family of Tits in our old nest box...we had intended to replace it this year. I painted it, complete with little birds on the sides about 10 years ago and we have had a fair bit of success with Blue Tits choosing to nest there. Despite it not looking so much like a des-res at the moment, once again they came this year. I took these photos of one of the parents emerging with fecal sacs and then about to go in with some food. The box is on the side of the craft barn (summer house) next to the Coop, so I was behind the Coop on tiptoes, holding my camera high (the coop is taller than me!) trying to stretch to get the photo.

As always, we've really enjoyed having our visiting family and on Saturday morning we were fortunate enough to see the last three fledge. Beautiful. 

That's all for today, have a good one!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Morning Carole.
    Love your card. and the blue tit photos are great you were lucky to see them fledge, we missed the babies going from our box.

  2. Fabulous male card Carole. It looks just look a tent with the lantern swinging inside. Takes me back!! Hugs Christine xx

  3. Your card is brilliant Carole, I love that lantern too. Off to have a look at the details. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Hi Carole, hope your weekend wasn't too much of a wash out!? Our camping trip was fine after the rain cleared on Sunday. Wellies got a good outing though to say the least! Looking forward to seeing your post tomorrow with your new old desk. Great card, love the lantern & your colour combo, popping over to Sam's blog now to leave you a comment there too.
    Amy x

  5. Brilliant card Carole, I love what you have done with the lamp.
    Aww!! those wee birds are so sweet.
    Enjoy the rest of the day

    Patricia xx

  6. Hi Carole, thanks for stopping by over the weekend and leaving lovely comments as always. We had glorious Sunshine here Sun/Mon and today it is 30 degrees - where the heck did that come from! Love the card, the lantern is very clever. Going to check the details now. I have always loved Blue Tits - my Ma gets them in her garden sometimes - but we've always had cats so they are a bit wary! Looking forward to seeing the craft room revamp - this needs to happen every now and again. Cx

  7. Hi Carole : ) A perfect technique for a lantern! brilliant!! : )

    Can't wait to see your new desk and especially what you will do to shabby chic it - you are so very talented!

    Loving your bird pics that is a great shot you got on your tippy toes : ) Spring is finally here in full bloom and blessing us with all sorts of wonderful wildlife sightings! I will have to be sure to keep my camera close at hand.

    Have a great week!


  8. Carole I love your card. And those photos of the Blue Tits are great. Hazel xx

  9. Hi Carole

    A great technique for your card .. .. gorgeous rich colours!

    Love the pictures of the blue tits. How lovely to have them nesting in the garden.

    Hope you have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  10. Love your card Carole and love the lamp idea...great colours too.
    How lucky to see those little birds leaving their nest....thank for showing us your pics


  11. Such a clever card Carole, love how the lamp swings freely. Will pop over to Creative Studios shortly!xx

  12. This is such a fantastic card, I love the unique ways you're using this stamp! Thanks for sharing your photos too, they're beautiful.