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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Tuesday and a new challenge.

Morning everyone,the new challenge this morning at TWISTED TUESDAYis "I want to see your folder"embossing folder that is -the challenge is use something beginning with "I"ink being the obvious,BUT I decided in my wisdom to go with iris folding and ink,now my bin is half full of folded strips of paper and I remembered why---I DO NOT DO IRIS FOLDING---LOL after I finished I realised I could not put embossing anywhere so took half the strips of and used black strips of embossed paper and inked a flourish for the balloon strings---THEN I decides the embossing wasn't really noticeable so decided to make another and as I was already late to post to challenge blog due to a late hospital appointment with O/H (for blood tests/ecg and he has to have a muscle biopsy)I was pushed for time(putting it mildly!!!)so I used the embossing paper as a background then an adorning square die in the centre with a flower made from old book pages and inked the edges with a rolled rose inside and done.
challenges-
lil red wagon-CAS
4 crafty chicks-dry embossing
sister act-ATG
great impressions-ATG
Joanna Sheen-don't be square
dream valley-make your own flowers
one stitch at a time-more than one fold
challenges4everybody-ATG
crazy challenge-without stamps
ooh-la-la-ebony and ivory

whoops forgot to say our sponsor for this month is "Scrapbooking with me Boutique"

come and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x

37 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are gorgeous Carol. I love the iris folded balloons. The embossing and flower are beautiful.
Sue xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards.xxx

coops said...

2 stunning cards carol. your balloons look fabulous and I love your gorgeous flower :D

xx coops xx

Lexie said...

Simple and stunning!

Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Lynne said...

Carol, your cards are gorgeous!! Loving the balloons, and the flower card is so elegant!!

Michaela said...

Gorgeous cards, Carol. Love them both.
Michaela xx

Hazel said...

Thank you for joining OSAAT for the Fold It theme challenge. Your balloons fit the bill perfectly. Hazel x

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful cards, Carol. Love the balloons with the flourish "strings" and LOVE the gorgeous flower on the second card!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our dry embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT!
4 Crafty Chicks

Melina said...

I love your black and white creations! :)

rachel said...

both great cards carol - really fabulous xx

Joanne said...

Such gorgeous cards! Thank you for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Sparkly Engineer said...

Although both cards are very different they are both very good. Thanks for playing along with the Great Impression DT

Tamie said...

Wonderful texture on both of your creations! Clean and wonderful! Fabulous inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creations Carol. Love the vintage feel of the second. Hope the tests will determine a cure.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Miss Emerald said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

Wendi said...

Oh Wow what gorgeous cards I love the papers chosen for the balloon and the flower is so pretty
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Pillan said...

Love the balloons... Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.
/Pillan

Joan Macdonald said...

Beautiful cards, Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Joan x

Choccy said...

Such an adorable creation !!
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'More than 1 fold' challenge.. Good luck and the draw and hope to see you back soon..

Hugs
Choccy x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Well, it all turned out perfectly in the end, both are perfect for our challenge at OSAAT this week. Thank you for joining us. Jennie x

kay said...

Well you got there in the end,both are super x

Vicky said...

Very clever and effective designs

hugs Vicky xx

ALI said...

Lovely cards and very effective.

annesyme said...

Two gorgeous cards!!
Anne x

sue said...

Beautiful cards sue xx

craftyeyes said...

fab cards x

Lori said...

Very gorgeous cards!! Glad you got the technique figured out in the end :)

Elizabeth S said...

Gorgeous cards love the flower one

Izzwizz said...

Hope your hubby got on well, but oh I did laugh at your tale of iris folding. That's exactly why it's not my thing lol! Well done for two fab cards! Maddy x

Tracey said...

So pretty! I love the sharp appearance of this. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Sarah G said...

Stunning cards
hoppity x

Heike said...

These are two beautiful cards. I love especially the one with the balloons - it is so eye-catching.
Heike xx

MissyG said...

lovely colour combinations great cards
Linda x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Both really gorgeous makes hun, I love the black and white together and the embossing on the second one is beautiful
Lindsay xx

Daniele said...

such wonderful cards,top one looks like zentangle until I read that it was iris folding thanks for joining us at Ooh la la this fortnight
hugs

Erin said...

Love both cards! The flower on the second card is just darling!

Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!