Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Floral Grunge

oops late again!!! but I have a good reason our old rabbit Nibbles died during the night after a short illness and as grandaughters were here we had a graveside ceremony complete with flowers,choc biscuits(nibbles favourite) and wine(well perry and shandy for Hollie lol )

I have also been in agony with my back for the past three days and just starting to ease off thankfully-for the first time in my life I have cricked my back and doing what??? helping my grandaughter do a jigsaw yes I can hear you laughing in disbelief-I would too but stupidly was knelt on the floor with her and leaning at an angle with the resulting pain---a jigsaw no word of warning on the box either lol.


Anyways I made an anniversary card for my Sister using the beautiful stamp Floral Grunge from Chocolate Baroque I stamped in Distress ink and lightly spread colour with water then overstamped in black,used same colour in a stencil from Artisan Design and the little Ladybird stamp (coloured with promarkers)was from a set from Pink Frog. Three little purple gems from stash.


lil red wagon-stencil power 

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-ATG

cute card Thursday-ATG

krafty chicks-all occasions

polka doodles-ATG

creative fingers-ATG


pink gem-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

use your stuff-ATG


CCC digi creations-use flowers

Sparkles forum-monochromatic

creative craft cottage- no patterned paper

a place to start-what's your style (CAS)


Arty Divas-ATG--------------------------TOP 5

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x



ahlers5 said...

This is so beautiful. Thanks for all the recent hints you have left me. I'm trying to expand what I do and I don't seem to learn as easy as I used to. One thing I have learned is jigsaw's are only for the tabletop, With my crushed spine anything on the floor is off limits!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

Leanne said...

Such a pretty card, I like the image and the stenciling background, nicely done, and thanks for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

Leanne DT/KCC

meg said...

A brilliant combination of stencilling,stamping on Distress inks and overstamping in the black,the ladybird a perfect finishing touch

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Carol

gr karin

Carol L said...

I'm so sorry about your bunny as well as your back! Jigsaw puzzles are fun but I'd need a forklift to pick me up off the floor if I got down there to do one! LOL I do mine online now instead! This card is just gorgeous with that subtle stenciling and that adorable ladybug accent! Beautiful! Do take care now and I hope that awful back pain is soon gone!

Chriss America Real said...

This card is lovely! So sorry to hear about your sweet bunny and your sore back! I hope you heal soon!


Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Carol, love the flowers and coloiurs..so sorry to hear about your bunny, so sad,and hope your bad back gets better soon..take care..


Freubelmina said...

Oh sad to lose your animal, rest in peace Nibbles...
Ugh,back pain is not nice, I've been struggling with chronic back problems for years ... puzzles at the table is not a nice attitude, so puzzling on the floor is not smart at all Carol!!
What a beautiful card you made for your sister.
Love xx

Brenda said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, but so sorry to hear about Nibbles. I love your card, thanks for sharing the technique. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Little Red Wagon!

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Carol and I love the subtle colouring, must try you technique.
Hope you're feeling better, back pain is not nice. Sorry about Nibbles, but sounds like he got a good 'send off'
Avril xx

Janette said...

Awww so sorry to hear about Nibbles, its sad isn't it.
I love your card Carol, its so delicate and pretty.
Hope your back soon heals, gosh it happens in a split second and its agony, mine went when I reached for the sponge in the shower, three months in agony and now I am scarred to death if it happens again...xxx

Stampsnob. said...

Beautiful stamp an beautiful card Your sister will love it ...........Lis

dutchess said...

Lovely colour choice Carol it’s so perfect for your flower stamp.
Now take care of that back,it’s so easily done I sneezed and put mine out my goodness it’s painful….take care xxx

Jean said...

Carol so sorry to hear you lost your rabbit ! Sore back is so debilitating , beautiful card Carol xx

*Vicki* said...

Really sorry to hear about your bunny and your back issues my friend. Hoping things get better for you soon and please take care! Your card is absolutely beautiful and so elegant with that flower! Beautiful anniversary card for your sister! HUGS

R's Rue said...

Feel better 🤩

HilaryJane said...

So sorry to hear about your back and the sad demise of your rabbit, but what a stunning card. Chocolate Baroque stamps are definitely very special xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, a super stamp and great background.
Sorry to hear about your rabbit and your back, it's always the simple things that put your back out isn't it!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

brenda said...

A lovely design for a pretty floral creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts CAS theme this week.

B x

Suze said...

Lovely card Carol. Hope your back is feeling better now. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Glad to hear that your back is feeling better, a very painful thing which can last for ages and so easily done as you say.
A lovely stencilled and stamped card and pretty CAS design.

Zoechaos said...

Oh I do hope your back is better now, it is the simplest of things that can cause problems isn't it? This card is absolutely beautiful I love how you kept it simple without over colouring but very elegant at the same time. xx

Leslie Miller said...

Carol, first of all... gorgeous card! So delicate and soft and feminine. Really a lovely stamp, and I like the softly stenciled corners. I'm sorry about Nibbles, poor thing. I hope he died peacefully. I'm also sorry about your back, but glad you're recovering. Not laughing because it's the smallest things that will set it off. Darn jigsaw puzzle with no warning on the box! Imagine that!

creationsnz said...

I'm pleased you gave Nibbles a good send off and making a card is good therapy. I specially love the little ladybird you snuck in there. CarolG

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable colours on your card and that image is gorgeous...xx

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous card Carol!

Jackie C said...

This has come together beautifully!
Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious.
Good luck, we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again!

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge with your entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monica C. said...

Oh Carol, so sorry about your back. A sore back is agonizing. Sorry about the bunny too.
Your card is lovely, that is a beautiful flower and great stenciling on the background.
Hugs Monica

Tammy said...

What a stunning card Carol, I love the soft colors and that beautiful floral stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
Hugs, Tammy

coldwaters2 said...

Awww Carol how sad that you lost your rabbit I know how sad that can be I lost my Jojo a few years back, I am glad that your back is beginning to feel better unfortunately this sort of thing happens to us more 'mature, ladies,lol, I am in love with this beautiful creation you have made, the image is superb so is the colour and design I really love that little Ladybird it makes this look extra special
lorraine x

pinky said...

Oh God, old age is really catching up on us all Carol!! Seriously I would contact that jigsaw company and put not suitable for over 60s lol. I do hope you feel better soon. My hand is steadily getting better thank goodness, right side feels completely better. I think I might have done it weeding the garden!! Housework, inside and out, is definitely bad for you! Oh meant to say I LOVE your gorgeous card!! Take care xxx

Jane Savage said...

A stunning, elegant card! The loss of a pet is always heart breaking, I'm so sorry!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

EmmaT said...

Beautiful card. Sorry to hear about bunny, never easy but sounds like he had a fabulous send off with the g/children. Hope your back in on the mend. Healing hugs Emmax

Chana Malkah said...

Sorry about your bunny! Your card is beautiful (always!) Thanks for a lovely response to our challenge at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Tammy L said...

This is really lovely. I really like the stenciling! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again soon.
Tammy DT. Co-ordinator.

dorsetdawndesigns said...

Pretty card, I love the little ladybird at the bottom. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz Dawn S DT

MeSi said...

So beautiful card with amazing soft colouring. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and good luck!

Merja DT

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a beauiful card, gorgeouse stamp. I love it.

Dionne xx

Vickie Y said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

A really lovely design for an anniversary card. Sorry to hear about Nibbles, it's always so sad to lose a pet. I hope you are feeling better now, I find that sometimes the worst pain can be caused by doing the most simple things, which doesn't make sense does it lol. Take care, Michelle x

Cazro said...

Hi Carol, Me again, Gorgeous, stunning card. I love your design. Tammy is going to have some difficult descions to make for this challenge, so many beautiful cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly, we look forward to you visiting us again. Caz. DT

Marci said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for your participation at Creatalicious Challenges we are delighted to have your participation on our blog 🥰
Marci - DT