Monday, 26 March 2018

New Home...a long way away

Hi friends.

Spring is here!...well yesterday and today anyway...promise of it going down hill tomorrow and a threat of the white stuff AGAIN this Easter weekend! Brr...what a thought! lets hope they have got it all wrong.

Hope you are all well and if you are in the UK enjoying the extra hour of daylight at the end of th day...makes you feel so much better doesn't it.

My card share is  a new home card currently on its way to the other side of the world...yes for my son and DIL in Australia who have just moved into the first house they have ever bought! A wonderful new beginning for them.

I cut a heart in a piece of linen textured card...sorry it doesn't show well in the photo and then I cut a piece from a map to go in the aperture...... as they live in Brisbane I wanted to include the city name.

The top layer was stamped with Versafine grey ink and I used my T H Platform...good job as I had to do it about three times with it being textured card.
The little house (no not on the prairie) is an X-cut mini..really cute with the little hearts...had to cut it twice, once in red to get the hearts and the door and windows were carefully replaced after cutting. I backed the house on a thin piece of card to make this task easier, glueing the bits in place and then cutting round it.
I raised the front panel and house on foam pads...voila!
Let's hope it arrives OK and they like it!

Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for all the lovely comments I have been receiving too. it really does give one a boost to know you like what I do, and all your comments and time spent reading my blurb is so very much appreciated.

Ok I have kept you long enough. Enjoy your week and take care.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Addicted to Stamps and More #284....Clean and Simple
Wed Creative Inspirations....................Anything goes ...2nd entry
Crafting from the heart #200...............Anything goes
Crafty Creations #362..........................Anything goes...2nd entry


  1. Your card is stunning Carole and love the brilliant design. They are sure to love it. I hope we don't get any more snow. I think we have had enough this year. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. What a fabulous card, Carole. Your son and DIL are going to love it, especially as you've personalised it with the map.
    Fingers crossed we don't get any more snow. xx

  3. It's a wonderfully designed new home card, this will surely take pride of place in their first home. The little house is just adorable with the hearts and I love the map of Australia behind the heart. Gorgeous Carole x

  4. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  5. love your card design - thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More

  6. Adorable!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  7. Stunning card...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week
    Ċ½eljka DT xx

  8. This is a really wonderful designed card Carole. I Love how you put the map and the house in the heart shaped aperture xx

  9. What a fabulous idea to personalise your card Carole! I love the heart aperture and the way you echoed it with the tiny red hearts on the house. My daughter recently bought her first house and it is such an exciting time.

    Happy Easter!
    Carol x

  10. Well Spring came and went didn't it, we have snow forecast again here for tomorrow!
    Love this, that die is so cute and I really like the idea of using the map
    Anne x

  11. Hi Carole

    A brilliant card for your Son and his family .. .. I hope they make lots of happy memories in their new home.

    Loving the map in the background of that fabby heart!

    Love Jules xx

  12. What a fabulous card this is and your son is sure to think so too. We escaped the white stuff for now but it's definitely not Spring!