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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Fun card today! - Saturday 2nd August 2014

Hello Friends,

Thanks for your comments on the ice skate card Thursday,  sometimes you make a card you are really pleased with and that was one for me. It was only a little card and to be honest, that ice skate stamp is so beautiful, you just can't go wrong with it.

Well where did July go? I didn't get a chance to enter any of the challenges I had earmarked, yet have been crafting in every spare hour!! I've got to say I'm not a huge fan of August, only because it's one month closer to the evenings drawing in...I am one of those people who really does not like winter....I loathe dark mornings and evenings, the wet and cold and the thought that we might even  get a smattering of the white stuff (see I can't even say the 'S' word!

Also, the 1st August...yesterday I had a very bad was my day off, I put the washing machine on and then, because it was  raining, put the clothes in the dryer and went off upstairs to craft. My mobile went off and I'd left it downstairs, so I went back down and as I picked it up there was a tremendous 'bang' in the kitchen! I rushed out to see smoke coming out of the dryer, so I pulled the plug out and opened the was just a burning smell and steam, so I pulled the washing out (all ok) and opened the kitchen door to let the smell out...well, if you open the door and the hens are out in the garden they rush there I was shooing them back out whilst trying to rescue the washing!

Then I realised that the surge had cause the fuse to trip, so I had to go out to the garage to flip the was a bit scary really at the time, but at least there was no fire!

I shouldn't dwell,  Summer is still here and we have to enjoy it whilst it lasts...and today is my hubby Tom's birthday!!  I don't make him slushy, romantic cards - he would rather have something that will raise a smile and include a nod to our 'ladies' as I have been playing around (in my head so far), with Pop Up Box cards for our next workshop...this is what I came up with....

The card folds flat, but I went a bit OTT with the embellishing because I didn't have to put it in an envelope and post it: I just made a little wrap, tied with ribbon.

The papers are all by Pink Petticoat, as are the digi stamp trees, bees and butterflies. The chooks are a stamp by Magnolia and the sentiments, stamps by Dreamees. I fussy cut the grass and made the little coop myself. 

That's all for today, I don't know what the birthday boy wants to do yet and the family are coming over Sunday, so not much crafting for me this weekend!

Have a great weekend, whatever you are doing,

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Brilliant, absolutely fantastic.
    Bet your hubby just loved this when he opened it. I think it is great.
    Oh! Carole, not good about the dryer hope everything is ok
    We have had some real bad Thunder & Lightening these last couple of days with really warm sunshine in between.
    I am with you I HATE the winter, I am noticing the mornings taking a little longer to get bright ........ trying not to think too much about it while we still have some sunshine and bright days.
    Have a fantastic weekend

    Patricia Xx

  2. Morning Carole.
    Oh my sounds like you had a fright. I'm with you on the dark mornings and evenings hate the cold and wet days.
    Love your card, bet your hubby was thrilled with it.

  3. Carole, this is a fantastic card for Tom, so much fun too! The chickens look amazing and I love the coop - really fabulous!

    So sorry to hear about the dryer, it must have been frightening indeed - just glad you did not have a fire! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. As long as you are okay Carole....your box card, well what can I say as I just love making these, it's stunningly brilliantly
    // You may like to join my birthday candy on my blog. ♥aNNie

    The Journey is the Start

  5. Hi Carole,
    sorry to hear the news about you tumble dryer, at least you caught it before it set your kitchen alight.
    Love your superb box. It is so brilliant. Love all the decorating of it.
    My Son and his wife have just moved house, and they were having trouble catching the cockerel, and were going back yesterday evening to try again, otherwise a fox may have him.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Gorgeous card- love the bright vibrant green and the cool garden vibe. Glad your story ended ok- love that you're a story-teller too! x

  7. This is one hell of a magical card, I really love it! Love the colours and you even managed a cute hen on the front, well done! It was my grandsons birthday today, a birthday for lovely men obviously! Sorry to hear about the dryer, I'm glad there was no fire! Scary stuff. We take all our machines so much for granted it's rotten when they play up. Hope the rest of your weekend goes better. Hugs barb x

  8. Carole I had such a lovely chuckle reading about the hens who thought they are being invited inside, whilst you are sorting out the crisis with the drier lol. Just relieved that all is okay and there was no fire. Your hubby's birthday card is stunning and I especially love the cupcake tree. Please let me know, if you find them for sale in a nursery.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  9. Your card looks like a birthday party!! I love this kind of card - yours is the best!!

    Sad to hear your day was interrupted by the trouble with your dryer but thankful it was not disastrous!


  10. This is one sweet card and the chickens make it perfect.
    Sounds like you were having fun and games at the weekend, just whst you need lol!
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  11. Hey Carole, Hope Tom had a great birthday and loved the card. I LOL at the fact that we had used the same idea for special birthdays within days of each other!! Love the addition of the Hens. The PP papers work really well. Near disaster averted - thank goodness, sounded quite scary! Cx

  12. I am so happy that everything is ok with the washer and hope that you have some good weather for just a bit longer :) I adore the box card that you made and especially love the chickens on it. Crafting for loved ones always comes out that much better i think. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping over... love your comments.

  13. Sorry to hear about your bad day! Your pop up box card looks amazing! I love all the wonderful images and bright colours - perfect!