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Monday 10 July 2017


I have decided to use not only stamps
that have never seen ink but also products,
that over the years, get forgotten about!
So I have sort of started to keep my promise to myself!!

This image is one on my favourites, so doesn't
come into the first category.
What does, is what I have used to colour the 
gorgeous girls with.

Any one new to crafting, will have possibly not
have heard about them......
LuminArte H2O's!!

Little pots of Mica filled solid paint, that are great
for making backgrounds too.

When they came on the market, around 10ish years ago,
 I had a severe addiction to them! 
I also to used to Demo them,
on a Saturday in The Craft Barn

They have been copied by other companies now.

I just had to add the following pictures of an amazing 
plant in my garden.
I bought it with me when we moved here.

It's called a Dierama.
It also has a few nicknames, I like the one, 
'Angels Fishing Rod'.

The first photo shows it before the flowers open.
I had to make sure that Hubby didn't chop the
heads off, thinking they are dead!!

It wouldn't be the first time!!

In the next photo, you can just see dark tips on the ends 
of a couple of the flower cases. 

Then they begin to open!!

They are a definite 'Wow'!!
The size of each flower and the markings are beautiful.
There are 5 stems waiting to open.
They all have multiple groupings, all down each stem.

I have had the plant around 6 years and last year
 it flowered for the first time.
Probably because it was in the right place!!
It had just one stem of flowers though.

Sadly, house work calls now!!

Boring but hope you have better things to do.

Thanks for visiting and your lovely messages
make me smile. 



Lynne said...

Fabulous card Carol. Love how you've coloured the dresses. Beautiful flower too! Not heard of that one or your paints 😊 Xx

Carole said...

Super card carol...and a fabulous wonder it is a favourite! YES I have some twinkling H2O's and still use them occasionally! Love your plant...never seen one before or heard of one and I am quite up on garden plant learn something new each day! Hope all good with you...trucking on here! xx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and great design. Beautiful flowers, you can't beat

Chrissy said...

Beautiful colouring the image and pretty border frame, your plant too, that flower is beautiful, the colour is stunning.


Annette said...

I started with Twinkling H2os too, but sadly don't have many of them any more. They were lovely. Your image is beautiful Carol, lovely colouring. And your flowers are gorgeous. They're not ones I recognise. xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I re,ember those but never bought any. How pretty those girls look, lovely colours. Fabulous plant love the colour

Sarah said...

Ooh yes, Twinkling H20 pots, I have loads of them!! You have pricked my conscience, I bet they are feeling neglected!! Anyway, your card is fantastic, those lovely elegant ladies look amazing in the silver frame. That plant is magnificent Carol, worth the wait!! xx

Sue - said...

Lovely card Carol and yes I have some H2Os lurking at the back of the drawer as well! I love that plant - it's so pretty!

Diane said...

Fabulous card Carol, lovely coloring and silver framing. The Dierama is just a gorgeous flower.

Hugs diane

Elise said...

HI Carol! I enjoy going through all my old stamps too! And I have so many that I've never inked .. and hope to do so too! Such a BEAUTIFUL card you've done! And looove your flowers, the colour of them is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your photos with us! Hope you're doing well dear!

Big hugs,

Doris knippenenplakken said...

Beautiful card Carol !
Pretty stamps ,lovely colors .
Hugs Doris

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous flower when open, sure looked like weeds in the beginning. Beautiful colour Carol.
Love your vibrant card and gorgeous colours...

MiamiKel said...

OH Carol, I love the new avatar photo! Or if it's not new, forgive me, I just noticed a different one :) Beautiful lady! Now your card is equally fabulous, too! I love using old stamps (we call it Use Your Stash!) and it's a great way to shop and not spend money - ha ha! Super card and lovely peek at the garden :) Hugs!