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Friday, 30 January 2015

Loving CAS! - Friday 30th January 2015

Good Afternoon Friends,

I really appreciate every one of you - my dear blog friends;  some of you I have more personal contact with than others, but I love visiting your blogs, sharing with your personal and crafty lives and soaking up the inspiration I gain from each of you.

Today I am welcoming my 90th follower Karen Hasheck - thank you so much for deciding to join my list of blog friends! Karen has her own delightful blog: http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.co.uk

A couple of weeks ago, you know when the volunteering database that shall not be named, was really getting to me, I had such a lovely surprise when I got home from work one day! I received this gorgeous card from my lovely blog friend, Claire...http://hamnmuledesigns.blogspot.co.uk



along with this fab gift of stamps....


So on my day off I had a play with them and here are some CAS cards I created:






Claire and I have been blog friends for about a year now and we hit it off straightaway..Claire is across the Pond, but we've swapped crafty stuff and tips and had a lot of fun...so thank you so much Claire, I love these stamps!


That's all for today friends, I haven't forgotten to show you the crafty calendar gift I received from another of you last year...just got a bit of a delay on that one, keep watching!


Love and Hugs,
Carole X


31 comments:

  1. Carole, these are beautiful, love all your designs. Hazel x

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  2. Those stamps are beautiful, & so are the cards you created. Love the colours you chose too.
    See you soon
    Amy x

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  3. Wow Carole, it's amazing how many different ways you were able to use those doily stamps and each one unique and beautiful! hugs :)

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  4. Wow Carole you are blessed with such a lovely caring friend who sends you such a beautiful card and stamps. Your creations with those stamps are just so creative and gorgeous. Love them all.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  5. Brilliant cards I love how you have used the stamps in so many great CAS ways
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

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  6. Wow! You sure know how to make a stamp go a long, long way! Brilliant showcase of the versatility of those awesome stamps.

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  7. Great cards, great stamps, from a great friend! Hugs Christine xx

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  8. Claire sent you a wonderful gift in those darling stamps and you made very good use of them with all these gorgeous cards you made. A nice case of sharing and passing along love. Wishing both you and Claire a marvelous day and weekend ahead.

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  9. Claire really is a sweetheart and so are you, so I'm not surprised you two hit it off straight away!! Her card and gift are fantastic! And, you, my goodness, what an outstanding array of beautiful cards you made with the stamps!! They are all sensational, Carole! Have a great day!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Oh Darnell..stop - you are wonderful and a constant inspiration. Cx

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  10. Beautiful cards Carole. Great use of the stamps, I love the word dies too! (Which brand are they?)xx

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    1. Hi Oksana, they are Spellbinders Die-Lites X

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  11. Hi Carole all the cards you have made are gorgeous. That was a lovely gesture of your friend. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Jackie

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  12. Hi Carole,
    what gorgeous cards made with that fab present.
    They are very handy stamps to have in one collection.
    Hope you weather is not too bad where you live.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  13. Hello Carole...How fun to get gifts resulting in a nice collection of cards...I love the word dies you've used...are they SB ? Would you be willing to swap some die cuts? Are there any you've seen me use that you don't have and would like to work with? It's a great way to use scraps. I looked through several posts I've missed...you are so versatile...the polar bear card and Valentine cards are fabulous. Thanks for your visits and comments. Hugs Carole

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    1. Hi Carole, I'd be more than happy to swap die cuts..will contact you over weekend X

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  14. How very thoughtful of Claire to send you the beautiful card and those wonderful stamps. I love what you made with them, your cards are all so beautiful Carole. You do wonderful CAS cards and you are such an inspiration. Have a great weekend my lovely friend. Hugs, Anne xx

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  15. Beautiful CAS cards! Jenny x

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  16. Morning Carole,
    What a very nice gift, lovely stamps and the cards are beautiful.
    Lydia
    X

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  17. How yu or anyone can make CAS cards beats me.....I really try but never succeed...silly isn't it and they look so easy to make.
    These are really gorgeous Carole, I just have the need to add and add...xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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    1. Annie same here usually, but I see so many fabulous designs that I decided this is the year to really get to grips with it...I spent as long on these as I do on cards I just keep adding to...abysmal really, I do have to speed up! Lol and thanks for your comment, xx

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  18. Love the cards Carole, you are so good with this type of card. I also love the number of cards you have made with the same stamps.
    Thanks for the visit and have a great week, Angela x

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  19. great card that you received but those stamps are so unique too and so beautiful what brand name are they? and the last card that you made with them is just exquisite. love it
    big hugs bibiana

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    1. Hey Bibiana, I got the stamps from Aliexpress - like a Chinese eBay, because I saw them on Amazon and they were too expensive and I ended up getting x3 sets for the same price LOL. Cx

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  20. OMG Carole - WOW!! You have totally maximised the potential of these beautiful stamps..I need to send you more stuff, so you can inspire me, once I have finished working like a dog this week I will be glued to the craft desk, after a 4 week absence...Thank you for your lovely kind words. Being blogland friends with you makes me smile all the time, you are a lovely and very talented lady. MWAH. Cx

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  21. Lovel how you've used these stamps Carole....great inspiration

    Anne

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  22. What a lovely surprise to get in the mail...my friend and I send each other a card each month and we usually put little surprises inside too, like die cuts and the such..it always makes the card that little more special as you never know what you might find inside.
    You've made some lovely cards with the stamps and I am sure Claire will be thrilled to see your creations. Also, thank you for visiting me via my blog, it always brings a smile to my face when I see you have been there. Hope your week is going well. xo

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    1. Thank you Annie, yes, work was busy and then I had a winter bug, but I'm fine and thank you so much for asking xxxx

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