Thursday, 14 January 2016

Sentiment or not?

Well another week has whooshed by...........and true to form I feel no further on than last week! Still moving piles of stuff around in the craft room, from the desk to the floor etc and back again! I am overwhelmed with everything that needs a home!..........surprised I'm not on the list!

Today is DIL Birthday and so now I can show you the card I made.......

The embossing folder and die are from Crafters Companion and I rubbed gilding wax over the embossing. I did also spray with iridescent glitter...not that you can tell on he photo.
Left it without a sentiment on the front in the end  (hence the title on this post) ...much deliberation on that one....I didn't want to detract from the embossing and Jury still out on that one and I put all the sentiments inside.

It's been a mixed bag of weather here today...very cold and wet, then sleet, grey and windy, then blue sky for a short spell and a splash of sunshine. I think the snow is on it's way, take care if you already have it! Don't want any slips!

OK friends...time to make tea I guess...groan.......isn't life a mundane roundabout?

Thanks for stopping by....... I love your visits.
Stay warm, well and safe and I'll see you again soon.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Tuesday Throwdown 276.............Add dimension.........butterfly!
Time out ........Birthdays


  1. No sentiment for me on this stuuner!! (And you really spent today organising dies?????? HONEST?????)

  2. What an absolutely beautiful card Carole and the colour is gorgeous. Barbxx

  3. I hear you on the cleaning the craft room .... always something to organize! What a gorgeous card Carole!
    Life is busy and wonderful! With lots of ups and downs :)

  4. gorgeous card, adore the colours and embossing folder. Thanks for joining TO

  5. A beautiful card and love the texture. Such a pretty colour. We had snow on and off all day and had to scrape the snow off the car so we could go out. Have a lovely weekend, Carol S.xx

  6. I love your witty posts and comments, Carole! You always make me smile. I think your card is just stunning! The colors and embossing are beautiful. Hope your weather's -15 below here...brrrr!

  7. I think it would look great with or without a sentiment. It's lovely.

    Yes, I agree, life does get mundane sometimes, but when it does, I try and cheer myself up by counting my blessings. Usually puts a smile back in its rightful place.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Carole, I'm 1000000% positive that your DIL was ecstatic she received this gorgeous lavender flourished, floral and 'flutterby' card! Incredibly pretty and I agree: no sentiment required on the outside: the design speaks for itself. You know that butterfly captures my heart...lovely! My crafting zone, though teensy, is currently a disaster zone; cards, Valentine tags and whatever else are in a messy pile. Organizing is no longer a choice, but a necessity, which I'll tackle after work today. I need to get as many "kid" Valentines done as possible, as we're heading to see my mom/family on Friday. The more I can deliver in person, the better. A bit of 'assembly line' creations are on the agenda! Wishing you a wonderful, warm, NOT snowy day! Hugs and love~c (PS: Yayyyy in seeing your card entered in challenges!)

  9. Ooh very lovely either way, with a gorgeous sheen on it. Hope you are keeping warm now the cold bite has set in xx

  10. I can see the sheen in the photo, Carole! I agree, this is too gorgeous and pretty to cover up or add to with a sediment! I'm sure your DIL will cherish it!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  11. So very pretty, Carole ... such lovely texture and stunning sheen ... a gorgeous frame for that delicate butterfly! I'm with you on the sentiment ... this beauty should be allowed to shine just as it is! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)