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!
Love the negative space and stitching :) Darling card.
Magical! Stars always make me happy! I'm easy that way...
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!! ;)
Love the magical gold stars on ur card :) and enjoy ur novel, will wait for a review !
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 :)
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))
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
Love this Carol. Love the dies and the red and gold foil paper!!! xx
Super sweet!!! Love the Uniko's NEW Stamps!!!! They are Super!! Thanks for joining us at CASology!!!!
Fabulous my friend, simply fabulous! I love your big and bold sentiment, so fun and just perfect! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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!
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
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...
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
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
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!
Fun card this week Carol! That stitched star is so cute! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!
Fabulous card, Carol!! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM honor from CASology! Hugs, Darnell
Super fun card, Carol! Congrats on the HM!
I love your cards, Carol! This is no exception - clean, crisp and AWESOME!
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