Monday, 10 October 2016

It's still not a Christmas Card!!

Hi friends!....sorry I have been a bad blogger this last week but I picked up the lurgy somewhere and it really got it's teeth into me. I have some antibiotics now so hopefully when these work their magic (hmm) I will be as good as new. On the plus side for hubby I lost my voice for 3 days!!

I do hope you are all well and had a good weekend, I have popped around blogland but not commented much but ooh there is some lovely work out are such a clever lot.

My card is a ...guess? prizes you are all correct...a Birthday card......NO...still not a Christmas Card........might have to ask Santa if we can postpone Christmas  this!.....another 52 weeks might be good?

This was one of those cards that I was actually quite pleased with. It was created for a friend who loves jigsaws and although you cannot see it well on the photo (sorry) the central panel is a nine piece jigsaw die by X-cut.

The butterfly and flowers are from a Craftwork Cards Colour Me Tag pad and then I die cut with a plain square after colouring...then I added some sparkle...again this is not easy to see. The other square layers are Sue Wilson pierced squares. The sentiment corners are a new acquisition and are Phil Martin stamps ...I love them, so useful.

I think I will be making some more in this style...with or without the jigsaw element.

Well mojo and energy have gone on holiday again. I hope they wont be away too long...I miss them!!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave me comments......I really do appreciate them and love to read them all. I will try to catch up with you all this next week and leave you some love too.

I am heading to the playground with this as the white card I used is all snippets. I hoping there may be something medicinal behind the bike sheds as it is a 250th post celebration for Miss see you there?

Take care everyone and I hope you have a good week.

Carole xx

Challenges entered :-
Pixie's Snippets Playground #250.................snippets of white card.


  1. Hi Carole . . . my last comment seems to have been eaten by the internet.

    . . . as I was saying . . . I'm sure I can rustle you up some "medicine" to help you feel better. Meet me behind the bike sheds later!

    Oh, and I really love everything about this unique card.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Sorry you're feeling a bit rough Carole. Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in soon. Your card is absolutely lovely. The image is so pretty. I love the colours you've used and the sentiment looks lovely. A beautiful card and I love your design. Barbxx

  3. What did you say ... behind the bike sheds? I'll see you all there later.
    I'm very happy to postpone Christmas and I'm sure I'm not alone!
    Your card is absolutely beautiful, love the delicate image and the corner stamps and the jigsaw idea is very clever. All framed beautifully.
    Really hope you feel better soon. x

  4. Sorry to hear you have been poorly. This is a gorgeous card and love the design. Brilliant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. Love this card, what a great design with the jigsaw. I think I might have to CASE this idea.

    Did you say something about meeting behind the bike sheds? 😊 See you there! xx

  6. Pretty butterfly, Carole! Love this birthday card!

  7. Nowt left behind the bike sheds - been there already!!
    Great card and I love the jigsaw die.
    I am smug cos I've made THREE Christmas cards (all the same but 3 nonetheless!!)
    Hope you're feeling better soon - and your Mojo and mine are obviously holding hands on a beach somewhere! x

  8. Love this card Carole, such a great design with the jigsaw die and sentiment (maybe see the same design in a christmas theme?) I'm all behind again this year so count me in for an extra 52 weeks.

    Hope you're soon rid of those nasty germs but not sure the antibiotics will work.... I was taking a course when my little miss gave me a very snotty goodbye kiss and I ended up getting the worst cold I've had in years! Take care of yourself xx

  9. LOVE this card Carole! Isn't that jigsaw die fabulous - and of course I adore the Phill Martin corner sentiments. They do look good at opposite corners don't they.

    Hope you feel better soon - Parsnip is available for some little bear cuddles, he only charges ... what, wait, the little perisher is charging money for cuddles?! I despair!


    Di xx

  10. Hope you are feeling better Carole and the pills did the trick My husband would think he was in heaven if i lost my voice for three days !!I love this card and its design That jigsaw die is special not seen that before A great card my friend there's always M&S for the Christmas card !! Love and hugs Carole x

  11. Really pretty card Carole, I love those corner sentiments and the jigsaw is a great idea
    Hope you're feeling better, everyone seems to have it at the moment
    Have a good weekend
    Anne x

  12. What a super card Carole! I love the jigsaw element and such pretty colours ... I hope you are feeling better ... I think I caught it too. BTW I'm with you ... don't mention the "C" word yet!

  13. Hi Carole, hope you are feeling better. Life just gets in the way and ourbeloved hobby and blog are the first to suffer. Love your card, what a fab idea.

    Liz x

  14. Fabulous card Carole, love the colours, everything stands out so nicely with the white background... those corners look super too!.. Do hope you are feeling much better now. Would have loved to have seen you at the Dome!.. I'm sure you had a fabulous day with your family:) xx Will speak soon...
    Love and hugs,
    Sis xxx

  15. Hi Carole

    Thanks for offering to postpone Christmas .. .. but I doubt that will be allowed! LOL!!

    Pleased I am not the only one who is behind with Christmas makes!!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my card yesterday .. .. but sadly it was only the one. I sneaked it in quickly whilst waiting for a bride to OK some pictures I had sent her.

    Loving your birthday card very much. The puzzle element and the corner sentiments are just gorgeous. Great colours too.

    I hope your lurgy has gone now! My friend has taken over a week to shake hers off and she still doesn't feel like she has much energy!

    Take care

    Love Jules xx

  16. It may not be a Christmas card, but it is a sensational bright and crisp birthday card, Carole!! It made my mouth drop open in a very unladylike manner!! I hope the antibiotics do the trick and you are chipper soon and playing with Mr. Mojo!! Hugs, Darnell