Get Creative March 5th Card Challenge ” Create a Card with an Envelope On

Hello lovely ladies and welcome to another whingeing post from my sickbed !!!

Yes four weeks on and am still feeling unwell and miserable, I now have contracted a lovely virus from my ever so generous husband which apart from having flu like symptoms  has rendered us both deaf in our left ears and in quite a bit of pain. If it didn’t hurt so much I would laugh as trying to communicate at the best of times with  Mr P is a chore  but now we are both deaf ….actually now I come to think of it I finally have a legitimate excuse for ignoring him . Of course him being a man ( well that’s obvious ) he was off to the doctors like a flash and taking antibiotics within five minutes !

Anyway enough of my boring medical chat and on to our new challenge over at Get Creative. Our lovely leader Irini has once again come up with a great theme for us , she is asking us to create a card with an envelope on it or in it ! I really loved the idea but unfortunately being the miserable so and so that I am and feeling so sorry for myself  I just couldn’t get motivated and so wasn’t too happy with the end result .

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Onto a piece of Design Paper I stamped this lovely SU script with sepia archival ink and distressed the edges, made a tiny weeny envelope with my Cameo and added a folded tiny doily and a wooden heart to close it.

Using a lolly stick I ran over it with one of those lovely wheel stamps from SU and then punched holes in either end with my crop o dile and added a couple of eyelet’s and some thread. A touch of sepia ink was added to the edges and there you go another rubbish card from me and the bugger took ages to make too !

Do pop over to Get Creative to see what the rest of the DT have come up with and also welcome a new member to our card team Erina, She makes the most amazing cards  I’ve been a huge fan or her work for ages and as a bonus she is a thoroughly lovely lady too.

We have a wonderful sponsor this month

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On a lighter note I was pleased to get top three at the Craft Room last week for my handmade embellishment see here if your curious its  been ages since I won anything but to be fair it’s  ages since I entered anything so it did cheer me up no end.

Before I go I would like to leave you with a couple of photo’s of the “pets ” . I share my craft room with my good friend Stavroula , well you have all met her mad cat Mr Ziggy well here is another member of the gang Ronin her lovely Jack Russell who also happens to be Rosy my little porkers boyfriend.

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IMG_2976This is my  Bailey who looks like a little angel here but don’t let this doe like face fool you he is the boss in our house and even though he is just a tad over two kilos he definitely rules the roost  !

Take care you all and hope that by my next post on Saturday I will be well on the road to recovery !

XX

Marie

Addicted to CAS Code Word Heart

What a fabulous response we had to our last challenge at Addicted to CAS, you lovely ladies sure do love your embossing and I know that Karen has had a really tough time picking her winners so tune in Monday to see who will the lucky winners are.

Its time though for a new code word and for the next fortnight our host will be the super talented Loll who has chosen :-

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Now normally I would be doing cartwheels and woo-hoo-ing all over the place ( not a pretty sight at my age as my children can testify )  at the thought of a heart related card as I adore them but I was a little flummoxed to say the least. I’ve made so many of them lately so I really had to get the old thinking bonnet on to come up with something new.

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I’ve wanted to use this little stamp for ages it a tiny weeny inchie stamp by Inkadinkado stamped with red Archival ink and then layered with a variety of Spellbinders frames. The sentiment is computer generated, super simple , so simple it took ten days to come up with it ! That blasted mojo !

Not satisfied with such a simple card I decided to challenge myself and try to make an even simpler one ( yes simpler than this ) and I did !!

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See told ya it was simple ! My lovely Cameo did all the hard work except add the little heart stick pin,  I take full credit for that and I think it makes all the difference !!

$10 GIFT VOUCHER
will be awarded to the CAS PERFECTIONIST
To be eligible to win the prize above, please follow the rules here.  Remember to use the code word for your inspiration and keep your creations CAS (Clean and Simple).

Its been absolutely ages since I entered a challenge and thought it was about time I dipped my tootsies back in the water so I would like to play along with Addicted to Stamps and More who are having a CAS challenge with any theme you like ! Its my first time taking part in one of their challenges and I hear on the blogvine that they have a wonderful inspirational design team !

Now while you have a spare five minutes why not pop over to Addicted to CAS to see what the gorgeous girls have come up with, I can assure you there is plenty of inspiration, why not join in the fun, go on you know you want to !

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Take care

Marie