Tuesday, 13 March 2012

CAS-ual Fridays " For Sentimental Reasons " and I'm a winner !

A quick post today as for the past week I have been having internet issues . Now it may sound a bit strange but when it rains and it has been here in Thessaloniki for the past month then the internet is very intermittent , especially this last week the more rain we have the less internet !!! So here are a couple of quick cards I made for the Cas-ual Fridays challenge " for Sentimental Reason "  We are being asked to use the sentiment as the focal point  here is what I came up with....




Accompanying envelope







Both cards where created with the help of my Cameo, the front panels embossed with Sizzix embossing folders and the butterfly curtesy of Hero Arts, I stamped onto leather with Stazon black ink and then fussy cut ( a bit tricky with leather )



Please do pop over to Cas-ual fridays to see the sensational work by the DT who always manage to create such spectacular inspirational cards week after week !


I would like to thank the lovely and talented Jenny from Crafting in the Country for my lovely blog candy, Jenny recently celebrated her first year blog anniversary and I was one of the lucky winners.  Not only did she send me a fabulous stamp set by Paper Smoochies but she also included one of her own cards and lots of lovely die cuts and buttons. Thank you so much Jenny ! For those of you who have not visited Jenny I do urge you to pop over and visit her blog not only is she a very talented lady but she is one of the nicest ladies I have come across in blog land.

Right am off before blogger kicks me off,  that and the fact that the men and the dogs are all whimpering in the background , lunch is late as usual !!
Take care

Marie

For some reason blogger is not showing this post in reader and is not arriving at your desk tops . Could anyone please let me know if they are following me and they are having problems  you may have seen a test post which has now been deleted. Thank you

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Marie

43 comments:

  1. Hi Marie. Lovely cards. Really unusual. The leaf embossing folder is a bit special. TFS.
    Regards Florence xx

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  2. Hello, dear! These are SO AMAZING!!! LOVE the sentiments on the side--stunning work, as always! :)

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  3. Oh Wow! These are both so awesome!! Thanks for getting sentimental with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. oh wow Hun these are just amazing gosh there is no end to your talents hun,hugs Cherylxxxx

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  5. HI Hun not sure if my comment went through or not but wanted to say these are just fantastic there is no end to your talents just amazing work Hun,hugs Cherylxxxx

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  6. Hi Marie, this is a stunning card! Love how you have cut out the sentiment to make it the focal point of the card, such a great idea, wow! Congrats on winning one of Jenny's candies, I love-love-love Paper Smooches stamps! oh... and thank you for "pinning" my doll :D

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  7. These cards are amazing! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  8. Congrats to your blog candy win :)
    Your cards are FANTASTIC, love the texture and the colors.

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  9. Brilliant cards Marie, love the cut out sentiments the use of orange, and the embossing folders are really lovely.
    Congrats on your candy win.
    This entry has not shown up on my dashboard, I don't know why got here via your comments on my blog.
    I am going on a cruise for 22 nights, done 14 night ones before, but I am very excited about this, as I sid not had a holiday for nearly 3 years, we are off to the Caribbean.
    Thanks for all your lovely comments. Hope the rain stops.

    Kath x

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  10. Hi Marie. The embossing is gorgeous on these and the off the edge sentiments look fab. Our internet doesn't seem to run alongside our dvd player! When we play a dvd, our connection goes - not sure what that's all about. Enjoy your week.

    Maria x

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  11. Love this! The colors are perfect and the embossing looks fab!

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  12. Hi Marie, you're most welcome my friend ... So looking forward to see how you use your goodies :0)
    You're right, Blogger seems to be messing you about as I cannot even find your blog on my list and I follow you.... Hope it's sorted soon.
    Brilliant cards as usual, you sure Know how to get the best from your Cameo ... these are so unique and clever :0)
    Thanks so much for the shout out :0)
    Jenny x

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  13. oh Hun,this is just gorgeous the detail is just amazing love that butterfly ,and the embossing so effective,hugs Cherylxxxx
    hope you get blogger sorted soon Hun,xxxxxxxx

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  14. Hi Marie, your testing post has now shown on my dashboard, so don't know why it didn't yesterday.
    Kath x

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  15. Well it sure is nice to have you back with more of your unique style of cards :)
    Other than the internet and blogger I hope all is well with you and yours
    Von x♥x

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  16. Me again, ignore the above comment, this post is not on my dashboard, but there is a post entitled 'testing' on my dashboard but it is saying that the post does not exist.

    Kath x

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  17. Hi Marie, your post is showing on my blog list but haven't checked my dashboard.

    Love this card - you're a whizz with the Cameo!
    xxx

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  18. Hi Marie, first of all your cards are gorgeous.
    This post came up on my Dashboard, but it took me a few attempts to connect to your blog post.
    Hope it gets sorted out for you soon.
    Yvonne x

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  19. Hi again, I cannot access your post headed Testing, but when I clicked on your name it brought me here.
    Yvonne x

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  20. Hi Marie,
    I came here from your "Testing" post, which was showing on my dashboard, but your CAS-ual Fridays post wasn't showing on my dashboard.
    Fabulous!! As always, Marie. Love your embossing, brilliant Cameo and leather work, too. I love your unique way of making your sentiment the focal point xx

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  21. WOW! i love love LOOOOVE this card. Truly fabulous. seriously wow'd! way to be a winner. WOOHOO!!!

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  22. καλημερα ωραια μου Κυρια..οι καρτες σου ειναι φτιαγμενες με τετοια τεχνικη..που δεν περνουν απαρατηρητες..μου αρεσει το μεγεθος τους..να σαι καλα..σε φιλω γλυκια μου..

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  23. Beautiful work Marie, congrats on winning! Valerie

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  24. wow loving the graphic design of these cards....fab!

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  25. Show stopping designs on both cards, Marie. So different. Love the leather butterfly. So disconcerting when the internet is on and off ... I sympathize. I'm not having any trouble seeing your new posts. Sounds like you got a lovely package of goodies. Have fun with them. hugs, Donna

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  26. I saw the test page but not this one, not sure why this happens but there is one other blog I follow which often doesn't feed me the posts. Great sentiment card, love the cheery yellow and white. Have a good day. xx

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  27. Blogger is so "spastikos"!!! I am having the same problems every now and then... We must do something... Your card and envelope is veeeery impressive!!! Nice work Marie! I cannot see the "'testing" page this one I can...

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  28. απιστευτες καρτες!!απο τις αγαπημενες μου!!

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  29. I've arrived from your test page Marie but I haven't seen this post on my reader. Hope you get it sorted soon - I'm having trouble with my RSS feed and am completely bewildered by the whole thing! I love your card with the gorgeous embossing and the cut-out sentiment - you always work miracles with your Cameo! My cousin was showing me her machine last week and I was just wondering whether to start dropping hints for my birthday when she told me the price... she did manage to revive me in the end though! Good to see you enjoying Jenny's blog candy! Vicky x

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  30. These are awesome cards! WOW.
    So clever and unique. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

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  31. Οι κάρτες σου με ξετρέλαναν!!!!!!

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  32. Lovely cards Marie and you put the sentiments in a very clever way! Congratulations for your win and have patience with internet! Thank you so much for your beautiful comments. Take care!

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  33. I have awarded you a Leibster award....
    http://pinkycardsandcreations.blogspot.com/2012/03/leibster-award.html

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  34. Love the embossing on the cards! They are beautifully elegant! Hope things are getting better in Greece my friend! :-)

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  35. Hi Marie! Thanks a lot for your sweet comment - I appreciate that so much!!
    Yellow/white is such a great comination! Cheerful and full of joy!
    You said, that you used your Cameo for the cutting part - are you happy with this machine? May I also ask you, where you bought it?
    Hugs,
    Uli

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  36. Gorgeous cards - you and that Cameo work so well together. Hope the sun soon comes out for you.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  37. Two stunning cards! Love the use of the sentiments and the embossing too!

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  38. Beautiful work Marie! Looking at your cards makes me want to make them again. Lost my card mojo a little bit. But I will start next week again. Thanks, have a great Sunday. Channa

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  40. Hi Marie, Fabulous cards - your Cameo is proving it's worth. I really like the way the sentiment is indeed the star of these cards. Rain ... in the south of England they are praying for the stuff and between us we've got tons ... it's a topsy-turvy world. Never found it interfered with our Internet connection but I swear my Broadband (Sky) has issues with high winds. Thanks for popping in and leaving your kind comments. I don't suppose snowdrops grow in Greece. The children are no better this evening so a call is going out to the doctor in the morning. Juli has been treating them for a virus but it looks as though a course of antibiotics might be necessary. And now it seems my wee great-granddaughter is going down with the same or similar too - I'm just hoping it's not flu. Take care, Elizabeth x

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  41. Your posts have not been showing up on my blog Marie so am sorry if I've not visited you. Loving your fab designs. Hope you are keeping well and happy. Happy Mothers Day to you. Hugs Annette x

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  42. I don't check reader that often cos I am a bad blogger! But this is gorgeous.

    Lin xx

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