Sunday, 9 June 2019


Hi friends!
Yes it's me here at last...I know it's June already... though the weather here says otherwise at present. Rain...rain...sunny interval...more rain.....get the gist?

Friday was my mums 99th Birthday! so thought you might like to see the card I made for her...yes I have actually done a bit of crafting in between everything else happening here.

A Creative Expressions Paper Cuts die for the roses. The word dies are Gemini, but not sure where the numbers are from...but all cut 3 times and layered for a bit more dimension. The frame...also cut 3 times and layered, then mounted on foam, is a  basic Spellbinders large square and I drew the faux stitching on with a fine liner to draw your eye. The pink card is bit of  Bazzill Bling....remember that? I have a pile stashed away...note to use more of!

Originally I intended to do this as a rectangle card...but it ended up a 7" square, basically because my Sue Wilson Set A double pierced Rectangle dies seem always to be just the wrong size...I must need Set B!!! Does anyone else find this?

I do hope you are all having a good weekend wherever you are and Thank You (each and every one of you) for taking the time to stop by and visit me. Many thanks also for all the wonderful kind comments you leave me that spur me very much appreciated.

Kitchen back to working status cooking again (with instruction book in Fitters have gone so the kettle gets more of a rest now too! Just a couple of things on order still to come to finally finish off. So glad to reclaim the house!

Till I see you again, please take care, keep well and be happy. I will be back with another share in a couple of days (yes I have been a busy

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-
Happy Little Stampers--June 19 ---------Anything goes with a die
Pixies Playground #354--------------------Snippets used for the word and number die cuts and the pink                                                                   Bazzill
Creative Friday #232-----------------------Use a frame
Seize the Birthday #167--------------------Anything goes


  1. What a lovely card for your Mum Carole - and I hope she had a wonderful 99th Birthday! Fantastic!
    We've had a real sunny day (all washing dry too) but think that as I sit her now at 5.30pm you've sent the rain across the Pennines to me as it suddenly has got very dark! x

  2. Oh Gosh, congratulations to your Mom on reaching a breathtaking 99 years. I hope she had a lovely day. Your card is so pretty and I bet the twinkle from the Bazzil is so eye-catching when the light shines x

  3. Carole, you are so lucky to have a mother and at 99 years old!! Amazing lady. I am sure she loved your beautiful card.
    I too have a problem with Sue Wilson's double pierced rectangular dies. I think they are made for the American sizing, as it is different to ours. I wasn't very happy when they arrived, as they do not fit our card bases or envelopes. A lot of money spent and they are useless. Glad to hear you are back to normal at home. Hugs, Carol

  4. I am so sorry I missed your last post Carole but have backtracked and caught up and so very pleased to read Chloe is on the mend, as I hope your shoulder is.

    It's quite an achievement to reach such an age, congratulations to her and what a pretty card you created for her, I am sure she will love it.

    B x

  5. Wow Carole, you've had so much happening lately. So glad to hear about little Chloe - and also wish you well in your own recovery. AND, your Mum's 99th Birthday card is amazing - I love it - and bet she will as well. Really happy to see you in the Playground again - I missed you, even whilst wallowing in the throes of my own minor issues.


    Di xx

  6. Soooooo Pretty! Your mom will love this card! Glad you are back creating again! Happy to have you joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  7. such an elegant card!Great work! Thanks for joining us at creative friday.

  8. 99??? OMG!! Well I bet she just loved this beauty Carole! Enjoy your weekend and hopefully a little less rain for us all!

  9. Those die cuts are beautiful and I love the pink! Hope she has a happy birthday!!

  10. Love how you have used these die cuts!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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