Saturday, 18 August 2018

'Bubbly' Anniversary

Hi there!....where does time go? I can't believe we are so far in to August and the nights are drawing in...and the weather has changed..........enough, lets talk happier things like blogging buddies.

Since my last post it has heartened me by the comments that have been left on my blog. Thank you so much to each and every one of really makes s difference you know. It was encouraging to hear that most people feel the same as I do about blog land at present and to know that there is not only me that doesn't do facebook!

So I shall plod on blogging for now.....probably sporadically, and I shall continue to visit my loyal followers and friends to see there wonderful creations of course and leave them some love.

As far as challenges go I have put them on hold at present. All credit to those who give of their time so freely to run these challenges, but I do find it quite a hassle trying to cross link everything and very time consuming. Another thing I find...I blog a card and then a couple of days later up go the challenges that card would have fitted...and of course it's too late when it's already live on your blog! Does anyone else experience this? I have to smile as I guess it's just coincidence!.... want to see a card...yet another anniversary card from goes....

(that has taken me an age to turn around, blogger insists on loading it sideways....scream!!!)

The champagne flute die is from stash and I coloured them with copics and then covered them in Diamond glaze to make them shiny...they seem almost plastic in real life!
The squiggly embossing is from a newly acquired (I know ..I know) Lisa Horton die containing all sewing type embossing strips....zig zag, cross stitch etc. and the sentiment an old favourite from stash. The front panel was cut with a stitched rectangle and is on foam for dimension. I cut the base card short as the rectangular panel was slightly smaller than the C6 card.

Hope you like it!

If you are still with me 'Thank you'...time to put the kettle on I think.

Have a lovely weekend whatever you are up to and we will chat again soon!
Carole xx


  1. Indeed you are not the only one who does't do Facebook Carole, I never have and nothing will convince me of the need to, I think it's a very dangerous and often shallow place, just my two penneth!!

    As for blogland, like you I feel it is less active, I know August is always a quite month but it goes beyond that with changes in followers, comments and so forth, that brings me back to Facebook which I gather from those I speak to that it's a much easier option, two words and a 'like' and done.

    Oh dear I am on one this morning when all I came to do was look at your card which is a lovely one for an Anniversary and the glasses even have bubbles in them.

    B x

  2. Thanks for your email Carole, I have kept it to remind me to reply!! Well you know my feelings FB and blogging. A beautiful CAS card and love the colouring and design. Very elegant. Have a lovely Sunday. Hugs, Carol

  3. Hi Carole, I’m so pleased that you’ve decided to hang on in there with us. I know exactly what you mean about posting a card and then a challenge coming up a couple of days later, that’s always happening to me. I joined FB about a year ago, simply because some of my favourite challenges had moved across onto that platform and I design for Inkylicious and they post most of their information on there. I don’t like FB at all and I never have, and never will post anything on there myself. I use a crafty name, not my own and my profile picture is of one of my cards. My page is blank! Your card is lovely, I really like the champagne glass die cuts, they are perfect for any celebratory cards. Take care, Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  4. Gorgeous card Carole, those champagne flutes look super and it's a perfect anniversary card.
    I won't do Facebook either and if a challenge or blog moves over there then I don't bother with them anymore. AS for challenges I do have good intentions but Mojo won't come to play. Take care xx

  5. This is simply elegant Carole, the champagne flutes entwined with the 'squiggly' lines is spot on perfect for the card. The bubbles are a cute little touch x

  6. Hi Carole... First off you card is gorgeous!! Love those glasses with the bubbles coming out! Oh my ... I can really understand about the challenges... I can't believe how many I have bloggged that would have fitted a challenge! I got to thinking that they were just conspiring against me Lol! Such is life... Have a great day!

  7. I love the gorgeous clean lines on this little beauty Carole! The glasses are beautiful and I love how you created the bubble effects.
    I hope you are having a better day where you are. It is grey, rainy and cold here and I'm even tempted to put the heating on for a while!
    Carol x

  8. what a fabulous classy card loving your new die that was worth getting it bet you use it loads its so different I've not seen it before Have a great week and thank you for all your comments on my blog. I've not been around as much as we still have lots of hospital appointments for my husband Love and hugs Carole x

  9. I'm here to leave some love... better late than never!
    I love this, really classy card and that extra stitched detail takes it to another level
    Anne x