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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Phew!


The trouble with going away is coming home to washing, ironing, shopping, mowing the lawn, cutting the hedge and taking seven blimmin' bags of garden waste to the tip!  But somehow I managed to find time to make a couple of cards, there's a few birthdays coming up in August so I justified a little crafting time was ok.

This week sees a sketch challenge over at Less is More 

 
 
and at CAS-ual Friday there's a colour challenge. (Navy Lime and Aqua)  I combined the two and produced this effort.



Stamps used were Artemio for the flourish and the sentiment was made by combining part of a Woodware greeting and an SU stamp.  Punched flowers and buttons from my stash completed the card.  




Had a quick scoot round the chazza shops yesterday with my niece Emily.  I am pleased to say she is not averse to a little chazzing and regularly buys second hand clothes from ebay but alas nothing caught her eye (due to a severe lack of anything emblazoned with 'Hollister'!) or mine for that matter.  Here are a few bits and pieces that I have picked up recently however.


chain belt- to be worn only with tunic, flares and go-go boots! - £1



Assorted pomanders - 50p each

 


school version of Wind in The Willows 1963 - £1 





I'm back to work tomorrow, (pulls sad face) refreshed? yes, raring to go? no!

a bientot. xxx

28 comments:

  1. You did all that, made that gorgeous card and still found time for charity shopping! What are you, Wonderwoman?
    Love the groovy chain belt.
    Good luck at work tomorrow! xxx

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  2. Fab card and love how you've worked the colours- and I remember that pomander, still have one that my friend gave me when we were at school ** years ago! x

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  3. Love the colours you've used & how you've 'merged' the sentiment great idea.
    Sharon x

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  4. What super bargains you find & your LIM card is fab.
    Sally x

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  5. Great colours and an absolutely superb card Fiona.
    Great charity finds too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. A really gorgeous card Fiona and you certainly got lucky in the charity shop (stunning pomanders!!!).
    Hollister is a no no here though!
    Glad to hear you had a lovely time and new bloke - you kept that one quiet!
    Sorry about all the stuff you had to do and I'll be in the same boat soon as we're off on our hols early Wednesday.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  7. Hmmm, yes, I think Wonderwoman can just move over and you can take over the job - when I get back from holiday it's all I can do to make a cup of tea! I love your card with those funky colours - you have a real knack of adding a contemporary edge to your cards. Lovely chazza finds - that book is just beautiful. Hope work goes well. Vicky x

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  8. Love the colours on the white background of the card, they look so fresh and pretty. You HAVE been busy! I can see you looking slim and gorgeous in a tunic dress with that chain belt, I remember the front two pomanders from my youth but particularly like the birdcage one. And nothing beats the gorgeous original E H Shepard illustrations for The Wind in the Willows.
    Hope work is bearable! xxxx

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  9. FABULOUS take on the colors! The stamping and composition are superb! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. Crieky!You're putting me to shame,I was just thinking that I really should do something useful or creative........
    Love the stamp choices for the card.I bought my first stamp in years in the States,I really must take it up again!
    The chain belt is ratehr fab!
    X

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  11. really beautiful card, fiona!! sounds like you had a lovely holiday even though you had lots to do when you got back!

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  12. Your card is really pretty. Love it.

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  13. Your card is just lovely Fiona! It's a fab colour combo...I entered that one too this week :)
    Lizy x

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  14. Great card - love all the bright colours you've used!

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  15. I love your card, so pretty and lovely colours. Well done on your charity shop finds! Xxx

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  16. gorgeous colors. I need (yes, need) a wider variety of stamping inks. The colors are wonderful, much more vivid than I think you can get with using colored paper. The thumbnail caught my eye right away :)

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  17. Hi Fiona!

    Your card is so breath-taking! I love those colors together, so bright and cheerful and that sketch is the best! You've done a bang-up job!!

    I also went on a scroll through your post card Cornwall journey. The pictures are fantastic! I'm so happy you had perfect weather and a wonderful time with the new bloke!!

    Thanks for coming round to my place!

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  18. The card is gorgeous - I love that colour combo! The belt is FAB!!! Sarah xxx

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  19. Beautiful design! The flourishes look so fresh stamped in that gorgeous colors! And great thrifty finds too :)
    So glad you played along with us this week at CAs-ual Fridays!

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  20. Love those colours Fiona
    Terrific card
    Aww that book was published the year i was born....yikes so long ago lol
    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  21. I love how you combined these challenges... the colours look so pretty as flourishes and flowers :0)
    Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
    Jenny x

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  22. HI Fiona, Fab card, I love your choice of colours they are so fresh and crisp!! Great charity shop buys too:0) Reading your previous post ( great pics!)I noticed quite a coincidence I was in St Mellion last week we had taken the grand children :0) We also went to Polperro, great fun and what fab weather we all had!!! I love Cornwall :0) Gay xxx

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  23. Fab card. Love the button centers to the flowers.

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  24. Hi Fiona.
    Beautiful card as always. I love the blue and green combo. I keep noticing it about.... must be a hot trend. Love how you have used two stamps to create the sentiment, it works so well.
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  25. Love your use of the challenge colors and the crisp and pretty look of your card, Fiona!! Simply lovely:)!! Thanks for sharing your creativity this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

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  26. What a lovely colour combi, great idea to combine the two sentiments too

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  27. Your suggestions are always inspiring.

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