Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wish...CASology Week 108~Magic

Sunday morning and we're heading off for our volunteering gig right away.  No crafting from me.  I may have to read a book to while away the time (hope I remember how *grin*) and I have one ready to go. I"m quite intrigued by the premise of The Painted Girls, by Cathy Buchanan,


especially since my amazing sister-in-law has a strong ballet background, having trained at the Royal Ballet in London.  Here's a snippet of the novel's overview, from the author's website, that drew me in: 
"A heartrending, gripping novel set in belle époque Paris and inspired by the real-life model for Degas’s Little Dancer Aged 14 and by the era's most famous criminal trials."  

Since I know little about ballet, I'm excited to see what I'll learn, and I do love the promise of mystery...

 I'm rushing in to share my cas card for this week's CASology Week 108 Challenge: Magic


New Uniko stamps debuting, paired with little bits of red and gold foil paper...


NOTE: Honoured and delighted that Tracey M selected my card as an Honourable Mention over at CASology! THANK YOU!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!




20 comments:

  1. Love the negative space and stitching :) Darling card.

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  2. Magical! Stars always make me happy! I'm easy that way...

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  3. Love, LOVE the energy and the POW that this card has!! This is CAS with punch!! Fabulous card, sweet friend! Hope the casino day goes by quickly for you! Hide! Find a corner, read your book, have some snacks and re-appear right around the time it's time to go!! ;)

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  4. Love the magical gold stars on ur card :) and enjoy ur novel, will wait for a review !

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  5. Sigh ... wonderful white on white ... delicious stitched edges ... splendid splashes of gold and red ... Carol, this is a delight ... yep, definitely magical! Enjoy your read! Hugs, Anita :)

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  6. Oh that book looks interesting! I hope you enjoy it! I had to get me a new one the other day to read at the pool with the kids :) Your card is LOVELY! All the stitching on white looks fabulous and I love the gold and the giant wish!! Super striking and beautiful! Have a happy week! ((hugs))

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  7. Very magical, Carol! Love all the white space and those stars are amazing. Love the big 'wish' and it looks like a magic spell come true! Sweet. Let me know how that book is...I'd check it out of the library if you find it a worthy read. : ) Bev

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  8. Love this Carol. Love the dies and the red and gold foil paper!!! xx

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  9. Super sweet!!! Love the Uniko's NEW Stamps!!!! They are Super!! Thanks for joining us at CASology!!!!

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  10. Fabulous my friend, simply fabulous! I love your big and bold sentiment, so fun and just perfect! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  11. isn't this set fab! I do like the stitched dies you use and the one star with stitiching around it really pops. That book looks really interesting. I am in the middle reading a book I find hard to put down!

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  12. This is great Carol, I haven't managed to do CASology this week, bit of an inspiration brick wall.
    Well done with the top pick at Stamplorations by the way. I tried your idea with the Tim Holtz printing, think it needs lots and lots of water. (http://handcraftedbyjules.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/just-to-say.html)
    It was fun experimenting though and I was pleased with the end result, 7th time!!! Hugs Jules x

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  13. Fabulous! Love the white on white layers and the shine from trefoil! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
    And now you have me intrigued by that book...

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  14. Oh that book sounds very interesting. I know nothing about ballet either, but I've always loved watching women and girls do it! And who can resist a mystery too?! I may have to look for this one for my Kindle. I love, love this wonderful CAS card Carol! Just a tab bit of color in those wonderful stars is awesome and of course the sentient is perfect. Hugs, Brenda

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  15. I love the way you used foil papers underneath the diecut panel. Beautiful yet striking design, Carol! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology. May

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  16. Carol the wish card is fabulous, I love stitching so much. The ice cream looks pretty yummy too. The book sounds interesting. I have gotten away from reading again, I am about 5 book behind in the pile! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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  17. Fun card this week Carol! That stitched star is so cute! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  18. Fabulous card, Carol!! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM honor from CASology! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Super fun card, Carol! Congrats on the HM!

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  20. I love your cards, Carol! This is no exception - clean, crisp and AWESOME!

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