Thursday, 21 January 2016

Pink, pink and more pink!

I'm here! here... not there...aah good you found me!.......... Hello!!!.........  OK so where did that week go? So much for wanting to slow this year down...guess it will go as fast as the last.......oh but we get an extra day don't we?....leap year! A whole 24 hours extra to fill...I doubt we crafters will find that a problem. Now I propose..............

We are in the pink this week...well card wise anyway. It is a card I made for a blogging buddy across the pond....she knows who she is...she's a sweetheart, and now that I know she has received it I can share with you all...........and the twofer I did at the same time...OH I do hope she doesn't read this and like the twofer better!!

 I think it speaks for itself really. The pink blending and splodging (technical name ) was done with distress (usually me in the craft room) inks and then I stamped the tulips......I think they are Clearly Besotted..........then I added wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.

And the twofer.........

No splodging on this one, stamped and then painted with distress inks and Crafters Companion  pencils for depth...not thrilled with the colouring...but that was my fault......the pencils do not blend well over distress inks and it was watercolour card too. Live and learn as they say!

Ok go on then,..... tell me what you have been up to this week....I know you can't get a word in it's over to you now! Looking round blog land you have all been very busy and multi are a clever bunch of people, I am so lucky to have you stop by me and say 'Hello'

I hope you are all well, and if you are not...please get better soon. Keep warm in this cold and if you have slipping and sliding please. We have had fog the past two November again....surely the year hasn't gone THAT fast!!

Right I must away and create..........I am knitting, making specific know the ones you can't share for weeks because the event is yet to come....yes I am trying to get ahead............and I don't want my darling DIL to have the baby till all is finished here!!!!!!.............SOOOOOOOOO I'd better crack on as they say and wish you all a good weekend and I will see you next week.

For those if you interested........if you are still with me....the dies are all sorted now (smug grin on face ).........boy oh boy have I some money in dies!!  A good exercise it was...all that has reminded me of what I had forgotten about. Is lifting (I know I am not supposed to) a heavy box of dies classed as a workout though? I hope so, its cheaper than the gym.........mmmmm..rethink on that one....maybe not!

Thanks for all your time and the love you leave is always so very much makes my day.
See you later
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

In the Pink #86.....bling it wink of stella
Fantastic Tuesday 120....Anything goes...twist...make it girly
Uniko #28   Anything goes.........option of love
Addicted to stamps and More 177...........Make your mark


  1. Carole, you've taken my breath away with these two gorgeous roses cards, and before I just go on another 'work out' and march them over to Addicted to Stamps and More where *Make Your Mark* is the technique challenge. Your splodging and painting fit perfectly. Link at the end of my babble! You sound incredibly busy; hope you'll post photos of your knitting (yet another of your many talents). I'm off to see my family tomorrow and staying until Thursday; not a vacation really, as I'll be marking provincial exams during the days - Saturday-Thursday), but I'll be staying with my mom and,hopefully, enjoying plenty of niece&nephew time in the evenings. Looking forward to a change of scenery, however...feeling frantic! So much to get done before going! Oh well...things can wait, right? Right! Sending hugs and love your way~c

  2. Two fabulous cards! I'm also interested to see your knitting!!

  3. Both lovely cards - I'm def a glitter girl so #1 for me! X Lindsey Uniko DT

  4. So beautiful - both of them. Love the soft pinks you chose to showcase the tulips. Thanks for sharing at Uniko.

  5. These are two fab classy cards love them both sure your friend will have loved receiving such a thoughtful card its gorgeous. Sorry I've not been around but life sometimes gets in the way Loved your last card and that poem is an inspiration Enjoy the weekend love and hugs Carole x

  6. These are rather nice!! In fact they're VERY nice! And they're pink so I shall give you an extra bonus mark or 3!!.... and where's the pic of all those beautifully sorted and stored dies then????
    Have a great weekend! x

  7. Lovely Twofers Carole. I really like the technique you used on the first card. It's very pink and absolutely beautiful. Well done sorting out your dies. I really must too. Barbxx

  8. two beautifully soft cards like the top one myself but both just lovely
    hugs Kate xx

  9. Two beautiful CAS beauties and I can see how your time is flying, sounds like you are busy being creative and having fun! I can totally relate though, I can't believe we are nearing the end of January! Anyway, thanks so much for sharing these two perfectly pink and shimmery cards and joining in on the Uniko Challenge too. Hugs Bev x

  10. Hi Carole! Both cards are SO pretty..the pink is so soft and I love the wink! How did you organize your dies? I did mine awhile back and decided to use this idea, works well for me!

    I did my stamps that way also. Have a great week!

  11. Very nice card you are sharing with us at ATSM. Thank you for that. I have been crafting quite a bit as well this week, you are right :) and I just came back in from a Birthday party. Creative regards from stempelfrida

  12. Hi Carole . .. thanks for visiting.

    I adore BOTH cards and like them equally.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  13. Hi there! Slow down, I'm trying to keep up! These are beautiful, love them both. So, the dies are sorted - pics please!!

    Liz x

  14. Both designs are really pretty but I do especially like the sparkle on the first one :-)
    Thanks for joining in our challenge at In The Pink!
    Kat x

  15. Love your simple pink card.
    Hope you can also join our challenge here :

    My Crafting Stories

  16. I think they are both absolutely gorgeous! I think tulips are just fab. Love the sparkle on the first one. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month! Deborah, DT.