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Monday, 12 November 2012

Car Ride

Good morning everyone, really missed you all last week:(  Sorry I haven't been around all week as I haven't  had time for cards or blogging as my Mum has not been too well again...we had 3 nights at A&E with her having chest pains, she's also had a bit of an allergic reaction to some of the medication.  They are not quiet sure what is wrong so they are going to send her for an angiogram. She is staying with David and I at the moment and has had a couple of good nights so hopefully things are settling down a little.
I didn't manage to make a card for last weeks MIM as things have been a bit hectic....  Fortunately I made today's card a few weeks ago for my buddy at work, who's daughter and son-in-law had bought her a new car when her old one gave up the ghost lol!!  This lovely image called car ride from Bugaboo was ideal.  Her new car is bright red so I had a go with my promarkers for this one, don't think it turned out too bad!
Make it Monday Linky party #115 is now open, and we are sponsored today by the lovely Bugaboo Stamps, you can find this lovely image here.  Looking forward to seeing all your lovely makes this week!!

I made the flower myself with black and white card and used a brad for the centre. I embossed some white card with a bubbles embossing folder, the "thanks" sentiment is a cuttle bug die, I've had for ages.  Tina wanted "You are amazing" on the card somewhere so I used stick on letters from a scrapbook page I had in my stash, it worked out really well, and looked so nice on the card as on the lettering there are little red roses on some of the letters, unfortunately you can't see it on the photos's.  I also added a little star dust stickles around the inside of the card to add a bit of sparkle.  Finished off with a sentiment cut out with a spellbinders die one in black and one in white and some black ribbon and four little red pearls.

Bugaboo are offering a fabulous prize of 7 single digi's to the winning commenter, so all you have to do is comment on another entrants card, so the more times you comment the more chances you have of winning!  Good luck everyone!!

Challenges Entered
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge 2 - Special Occasion NOT Birthday
Pretty Little Ribbon Blog - Die cuts/punches/ribbon
Milk Coffee Challenge - More than 1 Fold
Forever Friends - Ribbon/Twine
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes

My Pick for this week is tadaaah!!.....

 Mandy at Paper Panda

Isn't this card lovely, I love steam punk when it is done as beautifully as this, and this is only Mandy's second attempt at steam punk!   The coggs are a spellbinders die and the gorgeous papers and toppers are from a CD she has recently purchased....Think I will have to put that on my wish list for Santa!!....
Do pop across to her blog and take a closer look and leave her a little love too!!... 

That's it from me for now, hope you all have a great week, and hopefully I'll be able to get round to visit sometime this week:)....
Big Hugs,


  1. Super card Marjorie! I love the striking colors, your colored image and that wonderful multi petal flower. :) Fab POTW too, I'm with you on the steampunk thing-this works for me. Have a great week, hugs.

  2. This is hands down a classy and fun card! I love the stark primary colors and that create such a wonderful and bold statement and the design has such animation and add to the image perfectly. Your POTW...WOW!! That's so freakin' cool!
    Big hugs to you and your mom. Thinking of you both. :)
    Lisa xx

  3. Hi, Majorie, this easel card is so fun and beautiful! I love the how you color the cute image. And you've got a great POTW! .. :)

  4. Hi Marjorie

    We missed you too!!
    Glad to hear that things have settled a bit for your Mum, must have been quite scary for her (all of you really).

    Your card is just fabulous, what a wonderful image. You have done a fab job with the colouring.

    Great choice for your POTW too.

    Hope you Mum's health continues to improve.


    Michelle :o)

  5. This is just wonderful Marjorie, love the black and white and the splash of red with the car, fabulous colouring, love your flower and all the details, fabulous design too..great card from Mandy,love all the cogs and steampunk style..hugz to you and Mum, hope she contniues to get better and they sort out the meds for her..take care

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Good to hear from you and happy that the news is a bit brighter ..
    Black , white and a dash of red ..just a beautiful card . .Love the inner side too .
    Mandy's card is terrific as your POTW too

  7. Fantastic!!! Black, white and a pop of red look stunning. Love that embossing and the black lettering just stands out so well. You've coloured the image so well and just love the ribbon and sentiment tag.
    Fab steampunk card as your POTW congrats to Mandy. Glad to hear things are settling down a bit more for you and your Mum.
    Hugs, Sandy :)

  8. Sorry to hear about your mum Marjorie!!
    What a great card,beautiful colord!!
    XXX Heidy

  9. Sorry to hear about your mum I hope she gets better soon.

    I love the card it's coloured beautifully and the design and layout are gorgeous. Big Hugs Caroline xxx

  10. wow goegeous card marjorie,very striking colour combo and a fab 50's retro feel...i love it
    i do love how you created the sentiment ...may have to "borrow "that idea for the
    fab POTW too
    tracey x

  11. Hi Marjorie! Gorgeous card! I hope your mum gets better soon! hugs Lotta

  12. What a fab card Marjorie love your black and white flowers, very Mary Quant.
    Hope you mum gets better soon

    jacqui x

  13. This is fabulous...lovely image and

  14. Fabulous card, super image and colours. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge xx

  15. Your card is lovely, love the red car. Hazel x

  16. The bubble embossing folder really adds great texture to this card. Wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

  17. Gorgeous card Marjorie. I love the image and fab colours and design.
    Sorry to hear about your Mum, I hope she is better soon.
    Lorraine x

  18. I love the letters and sentiments on this card, they're such a great part of the overall design. Cool!

  19. so stunning marjorie.fab image and i love your striking colours.
    i hope your mums tests go ok.

    xx coops xx

  20. Hi Majorie - fab card for this week, it would make a perfect card for so many people I know. And thank you so much for choosing my card as your POTW!
    Mandy x

  21. Hi Marjorie I love this gorgeous card so much, that embossed background the colours and clean design really appeal to me, super card.
    lorraine x

  22. super cute card, luvin the red car, so darlin...hope you have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

  23. Ooh! Marjorie, this is so wonderful hun. Love the image and your colouring is fabulous. Hope your Mum gets better soon.

    Donna x

  24. Marjorie, this is such a striking easel card. So love the black and white with a touch of colour on the image. Great design.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  25. This is a stunner Marjorie. Gorgeous colour combination - that cute red car really pops out from the black and white. Love the easel design too.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  26. What a great funky card. Hope your mum is feeling better? Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley this week x

  27. This is lovely.Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley. And good luck.

    Caz xx DV DT

  28. Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous x x x

  29. The color combination is stunning - just the right amount of red to really set it off! Great card!

  30. Hi Marjorie

    Your card is amazing!!!

    Great layout and I love how you have added the sentiments!! Great finished look.

    Love Jules xx

  31. Adorable card Marjorie! Red, white, and black always make for a stunning color combo and that image is so cute. :-) Hope things get better for your mom. Hugs!

  32. Hi Love this card. I like the image and the colours are really crisp and fresh. Hope you're Mum is ok.


  33. Gorgeous card and pretty ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Ribbon/Twine Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again very soon. We have a DT call running at the moment, pop back to FF for more details.
    Hugs Diane xx

  34. Wow fab card, fab steampunk one too, thanks for h=sharing with us at the pretty little ribbon shop challenge, hugs Liz xx

  35. Hi Marjorie! Oh this is such a totally FABULOUS card .. so hip and chic! :) I hope your Mom will get well soon and everything will turn out okay. :)

    Big Hugs,

  36. Your Easel is amazing- I have to try one....I love the B/W with the pop of red, and love the way you did the lettering! I am loving finding the MIM group- I am finding lots of fabulous artists out there in Blog land!

  37. Gorgeous card, love the easel and fab ribbon! Sending good thoughts and prayers for you mom, hope she feels better soon.

  38. Both your cards are stunning!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Anything GOes challenge! HUgsxx

  39. A lovely card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  40. This is a lovely easel card Marjorie! Thanks for joining the Ribbon challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT)x

  41. Gorgeous cards, sweetie and I love the image you have used…..

    Hugs Judith