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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Feeling Blue!!

It's been one of those days!! Am feeling really tired and just a little bit 'ugh'. Did manage a run today, but was really had to force myself out there!! In keeping with my mood, I decided to have a go at making an all blue card, as there have been two challenges I recently came across where blue is the theme.

The base is an A5 blue pearl card from my stash. All the papers are Funky Hand - the dark blue is from Colour Me Happy - Jovial Man, and the rest from Dreams Come True - Blue Magic. I used the dark blue to edge all the mats, and an insert from the Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities set to cut the decorative borders. The skeleton leaves are from my stash, and the flowers are made by die-cutting circles from the papers, then cutting them into thin spirals, and curling them round using a quilling tool.

For a card made when I'm not feeling at my best, I'm pretty pleased with it!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Get Funky - January Blues

Emma's Crafty Challenge - Shades of Blue

Will be back soon!!


  1. What a pretty card! It's hard when you aren't in the mood to create and sometimes a challenge is just the thing to get you going again.

  2. Considering you were feeling 'ugh' yesterday. You still went for a run and created this beautiful clean and simple card. I wish my 'ugh' days were so productive! Thank you very much for joining in with this months Get Funky Challenge. It was a pleasure seeing your lovely card
    Anice xx

  3. Beautiful card
    Thank you for entering Emma’s crafty challenge
    and good luck xx

  4. if this is you on an ugh day then it's better than my good days :)

  5. Carole I love it!! wouldn't of noticed it was an urgh day one little bit because its beautiful
    thank you for getting funky with us this month
    hugs Lou xx

  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Get Funky - I hope you can play along with our new challenge too!


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