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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Wild Flowers

Good morning all, where does the time go to?... We are busy replacing our kitchen at the moment, David and I decided to do it ourselves as the fitting costs were astronomical, and I am also working extra hours at work so no time to sit and relax lol!!  I did go to the Harrogate show though a couple of weeks ago... Debs and I had a fabulous time and bought some lovely goodies...  I managed to get my hands on the new paper pads from LOTV they really are gorgeous, and they can also be used for other occasions not just Christmas, so good all rounders:) I watched a lovely demonstration on embossing and can't wait to have a go with my new embossing powders, also picked a few tips up on stamping and inking. It makes all the difference when you are shown the correct way on how to use the tools you have!
I still haven't managed to take photo's of my cards I made with my distress inks, as the kitchen is taking up a lot of time and energy.. I think projects like this make you realize you are not as young as you were lol!!! But we are getting there and it will be worth it in the end:)

A peek at the inside

I made this card for Debs birthday, the image is from LOTV's art pads and I have used frantage on the sides. The little tags are also from LOTV . The paper is called 'Pretty in Pink' by Glitz. I distressed all the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink, sorry I can't remember what colour I used now, I think it was Victorian Velvet.... the layout is a 'paper take weekly' sketch, which I was going to enter, then missed the deadline lol!!  There is a lovely new challenge also starting at The Ribbon Girl for Lili of the Valley products, so click here and have a look.. happy crafting:)..

Challenges Entered
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Blog - Lovely Lili Challenge 'Anything Goes'
Bearly Mine #108 - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes

Would just like to say sorry for not being a good blogger, and hope to get back to normal soon, I still have lots of Christmas cards to make... I could also do with some magic elves to help with the kitchen lol!!!
Take Care,
Love and Hugz 
Marjorie xx


  1. What a lovely card hun! The colours are so rich and warm. It's so lovely. I hope you're doing fine and your family too? My parents just finished a kitchen renovation as well but they had a carpenter doing the work for them. Took forever still, do I dare to tell you that? LoL Well, it was more than the kitchen, but it was slow. I could use your magical elfs as well, I need some cleaning done. ;) Oh well, I better get on with my rehab homework before I have to pick up my boys. Days are way to short. Take care sweet wonderful you!
    Love n hugs

  2. Marjorie what a beautiful card...lovely image and great all your little details...


  3. OMG Your card is so beautiful Marjorie!!
    XXX Heidy

  4. Gorgeous card, I like your inside, too :-))
    Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" at BearlyMineChallenge!
    Hugs, Andreja

  5. Gorgeous card,lovely image and fab

  6. A gorgeous card Marjorie. The image looks fabulous and I love the pretty flower embellies. Glad you had a good time at Harrogate, I spent all my pennies there on the Sunday!
    Lorraine x

  7. Hi Marjorie,
    fabulous card. lovely design and image. Great papers used too. Love the paper used inside would have like to seen a bit more of that. lol.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  8. OOOh I adore sweet peas, I can smell them !! Lovely card and colours Marjorie, I like the pink and brown. I don't know how you find the time to fit everything in. Hugs xx

  9. Stunning Marjorie...what a beautiful image.Love the frantage and papers and fabulous design..gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Marjorie, love it!
    Hugs Wendy xx

  11. This is absolutely stunning and should be put into a frame hanged perhaps in your kitchen once its done. Good luck with the kitchen.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. What a pretty card Marjorie, lovely colours too - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili Challenge, Mary x

  13. This is stunning Marjorie, I love everything about it!
    Good luck with the kitchen, what a huge task!!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  14. Your card is beautiful Marjorie, love the layout and the Frantage is lovely.
    Hope the kitchen work goes smoothly and just think how lovely it will be for Christmas :))
    shame I didn't see you and Debs at Harrowgate :0(
    Hugs Mau xx

  15. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  16. so stunning marjorie.really gorgeous papers and colours and the image is beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  17. OMG this is just gorgeous Marjorie! With all the black & orange floating around blogland ... your beautiful creation was a breath of fresh air! Beautifully done!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  18. Wowww Marjorie! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I so love the colours and what you have done with this! STUNNING!!!!

    Big Hugs,

  19. Marjorie, your card looks wonderful! The frantage is sooooo pretty!!!! The corner flowers are a perfect complimentary touch!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  20. Love it Marjorie, you seem to have mastered the frantage!
    Have a lovely weekend, hope you get a break from the kitchen!

    Anne x

  21. Gorgeous card Marjorie. I love how you've added the frantage - so pretty!

    Hope the kitchen is coming on well!

  22. You've made such a beautiful birthday card - very elegant - and love the colors and added frantage and tags!

  23. Hi Marjorie, what a fab image and beautiful colours, love the layout and details.
    Hugs Sue W.

  24. Your coloring is awesome Marjorie. What a beautifully created card with so many wonderful details. "Hugs"