Wednesday, 1 July 2015


Hello 'Friends'......hope you are all well and enjoying the summer that has arrived here at last in the North of the UK. Today is hot again but thundery showers...and true to from it had one just as I had pegged out the washing! The sun is now shining again but I prefer to chat to all of you than rush to peg it out are are all more important than my washing.  lol...... and if you are not in the UK then I hope that the weather is being good to you wherever you live.

My card today is CAS and I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

 The flower and sentiment stamp are both from the same Clearly Besotted set...Friends Forever.............coloured with my copics. Mounted on foam and then on a base card of Adorable Scorable. This time I got it right and picked my base colour before colouring the image.
I have seen a lot of random placing of sequins and the like out there in blogland, so I decided after great deliberation to add 3 pearls. I coloured white ones with a copic to match the peachy tones! and there we have it!.Oh nearly forgot the touch of glamour dust on the pollen stamens.

Well I can't believe we are in to July and the longest day has been and gone. In the crafting world Christmas has raised it's head with a lot of new goodies to tempt us...........have you bought any yet? I suppose I will succumb at some point...but not as yet...I swear if I lived my life over again, and some more, I need not buy any more Christmas stash...but I will be tempted by that crafting devil I am sure.

Ok that leaves me to wish you all a wonderful rest of your week and a fabulous weekend...lets hope the weather stays in the UK, we have to make the most of it!...speaking of which I had better go peg out the washing ...again!....guaranteed to rain again as soon as I do!

By the way....I have got my ring back from the jewellers all repaired and gleaming (new diamond) I am happy bunny again!

Take care everyone...see you again soon.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Addicted to Stamps and More #151..............Anything goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge........................Anything goes
Crafting by Designs.......................................Anything goes
Uniko.............................................................Anything goes


  1. A beautiful crisp and clean card Carole and thanks so much for playing along at Uniko. Sarah x

  2. Beautiful cas design Carole, such a lovely flower and gorgeous colouring!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. What a super sweet and CAS card, Carole. I love the added touch of the pearls and the glamour dust. I've not purchased any new Christmas stamping stuff, but I am praying for more Christmas-like temps. It's 84.6 degrees Fahrenheit (29 C) on the north side of my house, in the shade, at 8 p.m. here in Germany. My laundry has been drying in about 15 minutes! Thanks for joining in at ATSM #151. xo Melissa

  4. It is wonderfully hot here in the NE of the UK, though I am not a sun worshipper it is nice to have a proper summer! The thunderstorm was welcomed, but it is now like it never happened! This is a beautiful CAS card and the colour you have chosen is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  5. Such a lovely CAS card Carole! I love your colouring, beautiful florals! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT

  6. Love those gorgeous flowers Carole and your clean design is beautiful.
    Hope you kept cool today and that your washing eventually dried!
    Carol x

  7. A beautifully coloured image and love the CAS design. It has been so hot here in the south and no sign of rain! My washing dried in under an hour!! Supposed to rain tomorrow morning here. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  8. Love your card today that stamp is gorgeous and I like the colours you have used the CAS design is lovely I really struggle with this concept but love when other use it. So glad you got your ring back what's the bet that diamond will appear now you've had it mended. Enjoy the summer weather while it lasts love and hugs Carole x

  9. Oh My GORGEOUS,'ve done Stephanie proud with this lovely rendition of those flowers! Perfect colouring and the addition of the glamour dust adds to the elegance. CAS-ilicious...and the 'special friend' on the receiving end will love this immensely, as do I! I'm excited that you've shared this in challenges...such creativity warrants as wide an audience as possible! Great to hear you're sporting a re-diamonded ring...I can only imagine how beautiful it is! And reading about you 'pegging' the clothes on the line...oh how I wish I could do the same. We're not 'allowed' to hang laundry here in our mountain town...'animal' attractions (I know...silly!), but given the hippo-sized ravens (who have face-recognition powers....scary!), keeping things inside is the route to cleanliness *grin* Thank you so much for cheering my news today...I'm nervous! Fingers crossed you'll like my debut...and I promise to do my best to improve! Hugs galore, my friend!
    ~c (PS. I don't need to add to my Christmas stash either...let's see how long that resolution 'doesn't' last...)

  10. Oh I love these peachy colors! And also like that the panel is a little bit off centered it adds smth extra special to this clean neat card!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM
    Olesya DT

  11. HI Carole! Oh yes! I do love you CAS card and peach is definitely one of my fave colors too! And yayyyyyy! Glad to hear that your ring is back .. all shiny and new! :)

    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  12. So pretty, Carole ... such fabulous colouring and shading on those lovely blooms ... and I love the touch of shimmer! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Uniko! Anita :)

  13. I love this card Carole, and those peachy colours are lovely!.. The stamps from Clearly Besotted are lovely aren't they!... I know what you mean about Christmas.. I still have stamps shouting use me, use me lol!! but as you say that Christmas little devil will be at the Summer Crafting next week, tempting us lol!! Hope you are going... will get an email off to you soon:)x
    Love and Hugs,
    Sis xxx

  14. Wonderful floral CAS card. Hope yr washing dried in the end. We're having beautiful wkend weather down on the South Coast xxx

  15. very elegant love the CAS styling and the colours
    Hugs Kate xx

  16. Very delicate and pretty card

  17. Hi Carol! I love the coloring on your gorgeous flower..and sweet and a fun touch!

    I'm so glad you have a new diamond and are able to wear your ring once again. You know what they that you have a new one, you will probably find the lost one! LOL

    It has been hot and humid but today is breezy and cooler. We have been having quite hazy, smoky days here in northern MN. from the fires in Canada. Yesterday was the first time in days I saw some blue in the sky. But last night the weatherman said we will continue to have haze for awhile, and sure enough, today is hazy again.

    Have a great day!

  18. Thank you for visiting my blog and the kind comments you left. I thought I would return the favour and pop along to visit you .... I am so pleased that I did. You create beautiful cards and this one is no exception I love your colour choice, so delicate.

  19. Lovely colouring Carole and a great stamps. Playing catch up as usual - love love love the pink one below too! x