Tuesday, 16 June 2015

'Lilac time'

Good afternoon blogging friends...how are we today? Well, I hope and having a good week so far.

Are you ready to be depressed?...NO!.....OK then I won't mention that we are half way through June and after Sunday the days get shorter, the nights will start  to get darker and I also won't mention for us Brits that summer doesn't appear to have even properly arrived yet...at least in the North of the country.Still in socks and cardi! Also I will seal my lips about the fact that Create and Craft on the telly are doing Chr.......ssshhhhhh...the 'C' word!..........No I won't mention any of that and depress you.

Instead how about my card (that could depress you of course but I do hope not).

Are we sitting comfortably with a brew and a smile on our faces? ...here goes then........

This card has been hanging around my desk in varying stages of unmade, so I thought it was time I brought it together. 

I wanted to showcase the embossing fold (Creative Expressions fantails) which I used on a piece of card and them mounted on my base card (sorry that's' probably obvious). I used an image from an LOTV art pad....I have had these a while and never used before and very excitedly I cut it out with my stitched rectangles (Memory Box I think).........memory...now that's the clue!........and then mounted on lilac Adorable Scorable (Hunkydory) card...I love this card for all sorts of things and such pretty colours. two layers of ribbon wrapped round and a sentiment from LOTV too........stamped on a snippet of card so they might let me in to the playground this week.

 I made my little bow (after great deliberation) with my bow maker....I have not used this contraption very much...it is very simple to use....but I could not remember what to do of course so had to resort to the DVD and Stephanie Weightman to remind me!! It' so easy...doh! 

 A bit of bling in the way of sparkly gems and Glamour Dust on the flowers and ....ta daa....all done.
Lacking a little dimension but I know it is to be posted so chose to keep it pretty flat.

Are you still smiling?......good , mission accomplished then.
I shall away to the playground, and maybe some other challenges too.

Till next time, be good (boring I know).............but Santa is watching .......is the new ToDo on your list?...........not on mine...mine is ToDo list of a different sort. Apparently ToDo means 'everything' in Spanish which pretty much sums it up. I have 'everything' TO DO on my list!
(For those that do not know the ToDo is a new machine launched on Create and Craft that die cuts, embosses, letter presses and hot foils....at a price of course!)

OK friends
Take care, thanks for popping by and thank you if you have left me love in a comment...they are all so much appreciated. See you later. Hugs...  Carole  xx

Challenges entered :-
Snippets playground.......................snippet for sentiment
Papertake Weekly............................oh so pretty


  1. Oh Carole, this is just beautiful! I spotted the LOTV image immediately - and the ribbon and bows make it so much your very own. Lovely!!


    Di xx

  2. So pretty Carol, love the embossing and what a pretty image, lovely!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. Oh Carole you do make me laugh your posts are always great. i love your card so pretty and I just love that image i have the stamp and its a favorite of mine. The design looks so elegant I love it. Not heard of the ToDo so might just take a look if it does all its says on the tin it might be too complicated for me !! Enjoy the week the weather its rubbish in the NE as well Love and hugs Carole x

  4. Very pretty card. That image is lovely on that Memory Box stitched die! Great EF too...

  5. THUD!!...That's my jaw, dropping in awe at your GORGEOUS card! I love lilacs and your showcase of this image, that also features a butterfly (swoon!) is panel-bow-embossing perfection. Beautiful! Your post has certainly brightened this cloudy cool day! And yes...hard to believe that summer's 'barely here' arrival will quickly transform to another season. We haven't been particularly warm here, either...and the wind...oh my! A "To Do" you say? Haven't heard of that, so going on a scout! Happy Thursday, dear friend...sending hugs and love your way!

  6. You are too funny! And I am still smiling(hope your weather improves) I'm smiling at your beautiful card for one thing! Wow that image is gorgeous and I love all elements you added...the embossing, bling, and ribbon are so pretty!

    What is the Create and Craft? Sounds interesting!

  7. Mm-mmm, good, Carole! You have done such a brilliant job of showcasing that stunning image of lilacs. As they are my favorite flower, I have been staring at this for long minutes and enjoying each and every detail of your pretty design and great use of snippets! Enjoy your day and I hope summer arrives immediately and STAYS for a while!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Beautiful image and beautiful card Carole. Made me smile.

    We've had our week of Summer down South this week . . . and luckily I've been off work to enjoy it too! Rain predicted for Monday on my return to work! Perfect timing or what????

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. This is soooo pretty, the embossed background adds so much, must do that more on my cards! Brrrr, we still have thermal vests and central heating on - but then I'm further north than you!

    Liz x

  10. What a pretty card Carole - I love the soft colours and your embossed background provides the perfect showcase for the beautiful lilacs. I am very impressed with your double bow too! I can't believe we are halfway through the year but we have to remember that the 21st June is only the first day of summer so I'm sure all the good weather is ahead of us! I hope it is anyway.I was hoping to have our first family barbeque of the summer tomorrow but I think I will have to scratch that idea.
    Carol x

  11. soft pretty and gorgeous
    hugs Kate xx

  12. Carole, this is soooo pretty.. love the lilacs and your embossed background really stands out.... love it!! I have the heating on as we speak lol!!.. it's gone really cold again. Yesterday was lovely down at Debs, even caught a bit of sun burn lol!!.. had a lovely week-end..Will speak soon:)
    Love and Hugs,
    Sis xxxxxxxxx

  13. Whew...I am sooooo thrilled you like my cards (although the photos on the W&W blog aren't that 'dashing'....I need to hire a photographer!). Comments from you ALWAYS make my day sparkle! THANK YOU for being so incredibly fabulous and supportive! Wish we lived closer so I could give you a real hug, but...a virtual one will have to do...SQUEEZE! Have a marvelous day, my friend!

  14. Hello,, my sweet friend! Your suggestions for my nautical card are brilliant! Actually, I'm kicking myself for missing out on this Uniko Nautical Treasures set (http://www.uniko.co.uk/product/nautical-treasures) when I last ordered *palm smack on forehead* with the sailboat and compass. On my list...along with a kazillion other things *grin* Hugs to you my friend; any ideas you have are always appreciated!!

  15. Hello Carole, WOW your card is wonderful, love, love the embossing folder.


  16. HI Carole! OoOh I love this! Absolutely GORGEOUS .. and filled with such elegance! The dry embossed background adds the most perfect touch!

    Big Hugs,

  17. Hi Carole
    Love this Fabulous image... Love the embossed Background
    Hugs Sylvie xx