Saturday 15 August 2020


Morning and I have a retirement card to show today -I did have an image but after being kept awake last night till late then woken up early with noisy neighbours I just wasn't in the right frame of mind to colour-then saved because I had a Spring fold card to make for a private challenge tutorial HERE. and whilst looking for papers I found a clock image-clocks-retirement-right? so saved by the clock lol

The topper was cut from a Hunkydory paper,P,paper and gems were from stash and the sentiment was computer generated in Dafont.

My orchids Faith



crafty friends-ATG 

all fun-ATG


crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG 

lil red wagon-goodbye(retirement?)

word art Wednesday-ATG

aud sentiments-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

alphabet challenge-J for jewels-------------------TOP 3


crafts galore encore-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG 

cute as a button-anything but square


Ally's Angels-ATG


creatalicious-anything but square/rectangle ----TOP 3

Arty divas-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x


meg said...

Fabulous fold Carol the clock perfect for a retirement card,

brenda said...

I think is perfect for purpose Carol and love the shape and choice of colour.

B x

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Carol
Gr Karin

Freubelmina said...

Oh yuck, not being able to sleep because of noisy neighbors isn't fun Carol!
Yet your card has turned out very nice and the clock is beautifully on it. A very nice model too.
And wow, I think your orchids are beautiful!
Have a nice weekend and sweet greetings xxx

Kuni said...

This is wonderful.
HUgs Kuni

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely shaped cards, they always seem to look spectacular as this one does. Your orchids are gorgeous. xx

Janette said...

Carol this is gorgeous, a very pretty design and I love the clock image. You know I only ever made one of these when I first joined Do Crafts and some kind soul {as so many were}explained how to do it because the thought scared me to death, haha...they are a gorgeous fold.xx

Janette said...

Forgot to add, your plants look so pretty too.xx

Alison59 said...

WOW Carol this is stunning :-)

dutchess said...

What a great shaped card Carol.....looks really difficult to make...going to look at the YouTube to see how to do it.....
Hope you get some catch up naps over the weekend ...take care xxx

Lynne said...

A fabulous card Carol, it looks a very intricate fold. Love the colour choice too x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, a fabulous design.
Your Orchids are beautiful, I have one that I have had for years now, previously they only lasted a matter of months!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Tone K. said...

Really beautiful! Great image witht the clock and so pretty with all the pearls :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Claire said...

What a fabulous fold
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card

Mrs.B said...

A great card Carol, the clock image works so well with this design.
Avril xx

*Vicki* said...

What a very beautiful Spring fold design here Carol! I love the colors and the clock image is perfect for the occasion too! Hope you're able to sleep better tonight my friend! Sending sleepy-time hugs

Imke said...

Wonderful Shape Card and it´s perfect for our Challenge this week @ Little Red Wagon. Thanks for joining us and i hope to see you back again soon.


Jean said...

Beautiful card Carol love the orchids xx

Chrissy said...

Wonderful card design and I love those papers, they are gorgeous, love the clock and all your details, fabulous undesirables were away last night and I had a heaven of a sleep..


Carol L said...

This turned out quite lovely in spite of your noisy neighbors! Love the colors and bling and of course that unique fold is awesome! May you get a better night's sleep tonight :)

Dee's Craft Room said...

What an amazing card Carol, I love this shape. Wonderful colour combinations - the clock face reminds me of mother of pearl.

Noisy neighbours can be the worse, I know. They keep you awake all hours and can be quite intimidating.

Take care.

Dionne xx

PS Fab orchids, the peach one is such a delicate colour.

Billie A said...

Oh my Carol I love your card. This is perfect for retirement using the clock. I am so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments (and Crafty Sentiments) bummer on noisy neighbors. I live in the country and it's always so quiet and neighbors are far enough away you don't hear a thing.. I do remember the close neighbor noise though. Never fun. Take care. Be safe.

craftytrog said...

A beautiful retirement card Carol, and lovely orchid! xx

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I LOVE how this beautiful card all came together Carol, a good result from a restless night and a perfect retirement card. As for your orchids WOW! WOW! WOW! they are so beautiful, love the colours. I now have 8 flowers with more to come LOL
Keep safe
Faith x

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning retirement card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #78 which has the theme Anything Goes. The sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

Melanie Hungerford said...

Beautiful card and will certainly be appreciated! Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge!

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Fabulous fold Carol and very apt for a retirement card

June x

PS gorgeous flowers too

pinky said...

It is very gorgeous Carol. Haven't made that fold before. Did have some cards that came in that shape so a bit of a cheat lol. Wow to the orchids!! Beautiful colours. I will be posting your prize tomorrow. Sorry for the wait, it was one of those weeks here!!

Chriss America Real said...

You are so talented, even when you aren't trying! I'm jealous! Sorry about your noisy neighbors, there is nothing worse.


Gale said...

Beautiful card Carol! And a fab design. Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Gale

Stampsnob. said...

Wonderful fold This is a fantastic card .....Lis

Diane said...

What a stunning card design, shape and colors. Love the beautiful orchids.

Hugs Diane

Rachelle Oltean said...

Hi Carol! : ) Sometimes a series of happy accidents occur and then you come up with something simply gorgeous! This IS one of those times! What a fantastic card design! I've never seen this before but I "Googled" it as soon as I got done reading your description! This is a perfect retirement card! Nice job!
Thanks so much for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge - "J" is for Jewels!
Rachelle - DT : )

Janice said...

A super fold card, looks so impressive!
Janice x

Michelle B. said...

Really beautiful! A super special Retirement Card, one to cherish for sure. Love the soft color palette and wow - fab shape!! So glad you joined at Creatalicious Challenges!

Monica C. said...

That looks amazing. I love the fold you have done to make the card a real centerpiece.
Hugs Monica

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty, Carol! I love your dramatic pink and black them, and your beautiful shapes! I’ve never seen orchids growing in containers like those! How incredible! Their roots are so interesting that it’s a wonderful idea to let them be seen as well as their lovely blooms. I don’t have any orchids just now. I’ve been reorganizing my dies... a slow process for me lol... and enjoying some cardmaking just for fun these days. This week I’ve regained a bit of energy, so I spend a 5 minute morning segment pruning our rapidly growing shrubbery. Jack has our new green house completed, and he is now building the shelves on the inside. Been reading quite a bit, and resting a lot. Still struggling with resting because it feels like I’m wasting time, but Jack reminds me it’s not wasting time if my body needs it. Hugs, de

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of Anything goes at Lemon Shortbread Challenges. Hope to see you next challenge.

[aNNie Designer for Lemon shortbread Challenges

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Fabulous folds and a favourite image of mine to use for retirement cards, always a go to is the clock. I hope the receiver gets chance to do what their hearts desire now retired. Hope those noisy neighbours are now behaving!!
Hugs Tracey xx

Loose Stitches said...

Such a beautifully fabulous creation Carol! I love clocks and that one is beautiful! Your orchids are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Carol L said...

That's such a pretty easel card and I love your orchids too! Wow!

CaroleAnn said...

Oh my, this is just so beautiful and I love the fold you used. Hope you get a good night's sleep and no noisy neighbors for the next few days!
I love your flowers too - just so pretty to gaze at! Hugs

creationsnz said...

Lovely orchids Carol. I have planted mine out in the garden under trees to naturalise; they won't get frosted there and should just come and go as they please. CarolG said...

Beautiful retirement card and I particularly like this card shape. you always come up with some fabulous card shapes anyway but this is one I really must try. Really pretty topper too. Take care Michelle x

Haideelum said...

Fabulous fold card , love the colors and all elements¡
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