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Sunday, 1 March 2015

I'm back again! - Sunday 1st March 2015

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all well...I can certainly say that I am ecstatic to see the back of February..first that little bug a few weeks ago and then "Pow!!!!", I don't know what 'hit' me last week, but it kept me off work, which doesn't often happen. I don't think I have sneezed and coughed so much in years! All I did for two days was be a bit of a couch potato and catch up on the the TV we've recorded and not watched...oh well at least the space on the Sky box is looking good now...! I also finally started a book that I've been meaning to read for ages.

Two of my office volunteers were off sick as well with similar colds and coughs, I still have the cough and keep getting told it hangs around for ages..oh joy!

I kept telling myself to get up to the craft room and do something creative, but that didn't happen until Friday and I'm afraid I had no inclination to look at a computer or iPad screens until yesterday  and that was just to look at my overflowing email inbox! I did manage a smidgeon of time on Pinterest, but that was it!

I will be around to catch up with all of you,if not today, first thing in the morning, but those of you who (somehow) manage to post every day, please forgive me for not commenting on the whole week!

I did find a lovely surprise in my  email inbox: my first entry in the Butterfly Challenge, the Venetian Mask, had won me a $10 gift certificate from 'Just Inklined'...I was thrilled and will be over to choose my prize later on.

Design Team Project: Nicecrane Designs

Today I am sharing the first of a few upcoming projects I made before last week. They are my Design Team Projects for Nicecrane Designs, where there are some fabulous new images for Easter. Nicecrane has over 1200 designs to choose from now, so if you like digital images, whether pre coloured or for colouring, do have a look..you can go straight to the site from the image below.




My first projects are Easter cards made using these adorable Easter Teddy Images, which come to you as shown below:



I made the following cards, which were coloured with a mixture of Chamelon pens and Promarkers.



The beauty of digital stamps is that you can make them as large or small as you wish. These cards are 7x7, so the images were enlarged to quite a decent size and still looked perfect when printed. I have some more projects in the pipeline using the other designs from the set.

If you prefer not to colour, these same designs are available pre-coloured in this gorgeous vintage set:

Thank you so much for stopping by, I missed you all...let's hope with Spring now in the air, that's the last of the ailments!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X

20 comments:

  1. Hi Carole I am so sorry that you have been poorly - it sounds like you had what I had before half term it kept me off work and crafting was difficult in the end I needed antibiotics. Your cards are gorgeous as always the images are so cute. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Thanks Jackie, still coughing! X

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  2. Carole, sorry to hear you have been under the weather.
    Love those cute images and your fantastic cards
    Sending some (((((hugs)))))

    Patricia x

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  3. These are brilliant Carole, they are so sweet. Sorry you haven't been well, that bug is flooring a lot of folk. Keep warm and remember to drink lots. Hazel xx

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  4. Hi Carole, sorry to hear you've been I'll again this week. Good to know you're feeling better though & as you say hopefully that's it over with now.
    Theses cars are lovely, very cute & perfect for Easter.
    Catch up with you again soon.
    Amy x

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  5. Hi Carole, sorry to hear you've been I'll again this week. Good to know you're feeling better though & as you say hopefully that's it over with now.
    Theses cars are lovely, very cute & perfect for Easter.
    Catch up with you again soon.
    Amy x

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  6. Morning Carole,
    Hope you are feeling better, I had this cold after Christmas and it was ages before I was cough free. Love your cards the images are cute.
    Lydia
    X

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    1. Thanks Lydia, yes I can feel it's going to hang on :( X

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  7. So sorry to hear you have been poorly again Carole, I can attest to the fact that it will hang around....sigh... I really hope you feel 100% very soon!

    Well done on your win!! Not surprised though, your mask was stunning. I love the little bears in your Easter cards, they are so, so adorable. Take care and feel better soon. Big hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne, yes it wasn't a very nice week, I hate feeling like I didn't want to do a thing! X

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  8. LOVE having you back Carole, missed you and thanks for sharing such beautiful creations...take care.xxx


    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  9. Thanks so much Annie, it's good to be back, X

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  10. Oh my goodness, sorry to hear you were sick but glad you are feeling better!

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  11. Sorry to hear about your poorly time,,,OMG,,,,but your coloring is absolutely soooooooooo stunning,,,, lvoe it, love it, love it, Carole,,,,waht a really sooo cute , cute cute cards,,,,,,horayyyyyy for Caroleeeee....

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  12. Hi Carole,
    so sorry to hear you have been ill.
    I did wonder why we hadn't seen you.
    I do hope you are feeling much better now, big hugs being sent your way to make you feel better, hopefully.
    Love your super Easter cards, they are so perfect and coloured in just wonderfully.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  13. Hi Carole, pleased you're feeling a bit better. I was beginning to wonder if you had disappeared under a pile of crafty stuff and couldn't find your way out.
    Ah! sorry that's me actually but I am trying to tidy it all away again Lol!
    Have a good week and happy crafting, Angela x

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  14. Very cute Carole. Glad you are back in action and feeling a bit better. Cx

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  15. Aww Carole, I'm so sorry you've been so ill! I hope it's completely gone very soon. I love your beautiful Easter cards, those bears are so cute! Huge congratulations on your win too - enjoy your prize!
    Rebecca.
    x

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