Friday, 29 June 2012

Just Magnolia–Add a banner and flooding!

This weeks Just Magnolia is hosted by the lovely Suzan and she has set the challenge to add a banner.  Out came the Whimsy dies and stamps for this one.

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Coloured with distress inks and markers.  Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye and a mix of barn door and tattered rose for the cheeks; Hair (markers only) – I dotted antique linen, walnut stain and vintage photo in places for texture; pinks – I mixed spun sugar, victorian velvet and the new raspberry limited edition to get the pink shade I wanted then went over with weathered wood to deepen the shadows.

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And the inside following the layout on the front sans flowers and pearls,

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The picture links are at the bottom of the post.

And now for our drama (yes this week really can’t get any better!!), thank goodness it’s nearly over ….I really don’t want another like this.  The torrential rain we had here yesterday caused such terrible flood damage.  Thankfully we were okay (just by about a half an inch!!) but my friend and her neighbours were not so lucky.  The flood waters were over the top of our wellies in places and quite a few flooded houses too. This is one of the neighbours houses, bless they had just had new carpets fitted last week, and now all is under water.  We spent most of last night baling out water, OMG I didn’t think so much rain could fall in such a short time!

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Rain rain GO AWAY!!!

Have a fab weekend

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74 comments:

  1. Oh boooooooooy I will be quiet about the rain we have today..

    Beautiful card!!

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  2. Gorgeous card as always Bev.OMG how awful for you all. I am surrounded by the sea but nothing like that.Take good care to you and all your neighbours. Big Hugs Sheila.x

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  3. Bev, gorgeous card! I am sorry for all the rain you all are getting. I feel so bad about all the damage it is causing there.

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  4. Waw the card is gorgeous Bev! OMG I hope the rain stoped ... this looks terrible! Hugs! Mojca

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  5. Hi Bev,
    I 've never seen a storm like it! yesterday was awful, we had no power for a few hours, but your poor neighbours!!
    Beautiful card, I love your banner.
    melly. xxx

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  6. Oh Dear, I am so sorry for what happened to Sidney and also for this awful rain!!!! You should all come and live in South Africa. I would love that.
    I love the banners on today's card - so cute!
    Lots of love and praying for a better week starting today!

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  7. Hi Bev gorgeous card as alway. OMG that looks awful Take Care Caroline xx

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  8. The colouring on her dress is fabulous Bev. I would never think of adding dots of the colours you have used. Glad you didn't get flooded - I got stuck on the Western Bypass for an hour and a half before I managed to turn round and go home! Pat x

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  9. I'm sorry you're having such a bad week. I hope all that water goes soon.

    You're card, as always is gorgeous!! I love the image and colours and the bunting looks fab too!
    Lorraine x

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  10. OHMYGOSH!!! Look at all that water!! I'm so sorry you're dealing with all this, but I feel realllly bad for your neighbors with the new (underwater) carpeting! I think I would just cry.

    LOVE your adorable Tilda card! Those banner stamps and dies are wonderful!!! We are about to be all packed up to move to Germany, BUT I'm bringing my Maggies and Copics with me so I can color away until we get all sorted again.

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  11. Stunning card Bev,let's hope we have seen the last of the rain! All the damage it caused yesterday hope your weekend is better for you xxx

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  12. wow - we had friends visiting England the last 5 weeks thinking they would miss a bit of our winter and got a postcard saying it had rained nearly every day where they went and we have had rain and floods here and their hometown was blocked off last weekend because of flooding- you expect it in winter but not the middle of summer- gorgeous card to brighten everyones' day :) try and smile next weeks just around the corner and can only get better.

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  13. Your card is just gorgeous. As for the weather i'm so sorry for all of you having such a bad time of it. Rain Rain go away...Absolutely.x

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  14. stunning card Bev and OMG - the flooding - hope things get better soon! Hugs xx

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  15. Love the pink bear card. So sorry for the bad weather, I have experienced that & it's not fun at all. Carol M in Texas/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  16. oh dear Bev...thought about you when we saw the news last night....I feel so sorry for all the people affected we had it in the 2002 floods here in Barlby...hoping things have improved for you all....hugs Margaret MP

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  17. Oh dear, what a week for you! I'm down in Kent where the sun has been shining and we sat and watched the news last night with our jaws on the ground, we couldn't believe the weather 'up North' - I hope you've seen the last of it! I don't know how you keep crafting with all the dramas, but I'm glad you do as I love to visit your Blog and see your georgeous creations.
    Natx

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  18. And I thought we had much of the wet stuff. Hope it all get sorted soon. You have done a very sweet card, really cute.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  19. Bev your card is just stunning, love the bunting. Stay safe in all that flooding, its awful to see the pictures of what peeps are dealing with and going through. Joey xx

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  20. Your card is awesome Bev, and your water is quite scary I think. We also just had a really bad thunderstorm and really heavy rain here early this morning too, just on the other side of the sea in DK, so I think we knows, how you feels. Hope you´ll all get dryed up again very soon.

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  21. Oh my, hope the wetter is better now...

    Your card is so beautiful, as always, in this lovely soft colours!

    Welmoed

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  22. Gorgeous, gorgeous card,your cards are so perfect Bev. The delicate colours are great with this stamp. Much inspiration for my day of cardmaking.
    Our house was full of water last night.Our 4yr old grandson thought it was great,indoors in wellies and loved the thunder and lightening!!! I didn't!! x x

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  23. Oh Bev! Not the best week for you by far! So not what you need right now. Glad to hear your house avoided the flooding. Hope the rest of your wee doggies were indoors and okay in all that! Hugs, Wends x

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  24. Gorgeous card Bev, wonderful colours and beautiful image

    Oh ,poor you. We had flooding near here a couple of weeks ago and it caused such terrible destruction, I really feel for everyone affected
    Take care
    Hugs sue

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  25. Beautiful card Bev, so pretty, love the banner...

    Can't beleive how bad that flooding is, so many are suffering , take care.xx

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  26. What a gorgeous card
    hugs Linda

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  27. Hi Bev,
    Cute card and sorry to hear about your flooding problems. Photos tell a thousand words!!! Hope you all find relief and are back to normal soon!
    Hugs Trish xx

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  28. Fab card Bev - I wouldn't have thought to use the new ink pads to add to the colour range...doh!

    That is one load of water...hope the levels go down quickly.

    It has been very heavy/stormy down here but (touching wood) we haven't had much in the way of the wet stuff.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    Toni xx

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  29. Gorgeous and beautiful card Bev love the colour's,sorry to hear your having a bad time with the rain take care
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  30. Incredibly beautiful card!!!!! OMGosh that banner is way to CUTE!!!!!! WOW that is alot of water--Oh my I wish we could get alittle of that rain here--not a flood tho ;)
    Hugz

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  31. Oh my goodness it was horrendous here too. I hope your friend sorts her house out too, and drat to the enw carpets.

    Stunning card as always - big hugs x

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  32. Oh no, this has been such a terrible time for you, you really didn't need all the rain as well. Your poor neighbours, too!

    I hope from now on things improve for you all.

    Fabulous card!

    love Mags B x

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  33. Oh my God!How many rain!!!!!Take care:)
    Your new card is fantastic!Love the stunning bunner:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  34. Beautiful card Bev, l feel for your neighbours and having new carpets too! l agree rain rain go away!:)x

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  35. Such a cute little girl card! Hope all the rain didn't get into your craft room. We need some of that rain in Colorado to fight the wildfires. Edna

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  36. Wat een schitterende kaart Bev.

    Liefs Riet.

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  37. Beautiful card Bev, the image is gorgeous. So sorry to hear of your neighbour, it is so hard to believe that some parts of the country have had a hosepipe ban!

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  38. Hi Bev
    I've just been catching up with your blog (been away), I was so sorry to hear about your devastating news of Sidney's passing. What an awful shock for you & Tony, the only good thing (if there is anything good about it) is that he didn't suffer. Then (as if your week couldn't get any worse), you have had to deal with the awful flooding, dear Bev I hope that ALL the nightmare's are now out of the way & thing's become brighter for you.
    Love your card.
    sending you HUGE HUGS
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  39. Your card is so cute. Love that banner. After looking at your pictures I'm so done complaining about the rain we had this week.

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  40. A stunning card, Bev and love the little banner. Our weather currently is just awful- never saw so much rain. There have been many parts flooded here in NI too though thankfully we have escaped. So sorry for your poor neighbour!

    AliceH

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  41. Love your card (of course), and OMG! My Mother in law arrived in Newcastle on Tuesday - to find her daughter is seriously ill in hospital, and now this!! We've been keeping in touch with the rellies there and they've said that they've never seen a storm like it either! Hope you keep safe and dry, Donna

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  42. Awful flooding problems Bev, I live down south and we've hardly had any, been very lucky. I adore your card, gorgeous colouring and details x

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  43. Oh so much rain !! Your poor neighbours !Hope the weather is better now !
    Your card is fantastic, so sweet !
    xxx

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  44. OMG that is awful. I thought we'd had a lot but that is just terrible. The card is gorgeous, I love how you've done the banner.

    ps - do you still have a hose-pipe ban in place up where you are ??!!!!! I'm sure ours only just got lifted !! Good old UK !

    Annette
    xx

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  45. YIKES!! what a shame for those affected, rain go away indeed!!
    love your card hunny x

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  46. Stunning card Bev, I really hope this weather improves it's been terrible here too.

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  47. Hello Bev!!
    Oh sorry pour les inondations que vous avez subies, courage je pense très fort à vous.
    Et bien sûr très belle carte!
    Scrapbisouilles.

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  48. Beautiful card Bev. This is very much rain!

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  49. Beautiful card Bev. This is too much rain!

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  50. Gorgeous card hun - love the image and pretty elements. OMG I thought we had had it bade here and my craft room flooded, but goodness me - this is awlful - the weather is so extreme at the moment. Hugs, Claire x

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  51. Gorgeous card. Sorry about the weather. Wishing you the best.

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  52. Doesn't it just all happen at once! Another of life's hurdles, as long as you have family and friends you can get through anything.
    Another lovely card superbly coloured. Love the banner too.
    Hugs SarahS

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  53. That's a lot of water!
    Great banner idea. I just got those stamps & dies last week. I think I will give that a go. TFS!

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  54. What a sweet banner card. I love the little messages on each pennant, and that image is adorable.

    Perhaps the rain is the angels crying for joy at Sidney's arrival?

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  55. Love that card & those lovely circle dies & sentiments. Just had to go get me some. LOL
    Glad you didn't get flooded, Bev. But your poor neighbors.........my goodness. What a messy mess to have to clean up.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  56. Oh Bev~

    I am so glad your home was spared from such misfortune, but how horrible for your neighbors! We had a tropical storm this past week...some areas received 2 feet of water!Maybe we should be building wood arks instead of making cards...NAH!!!

    This card is precious! I love this image, and I love the color of her hair! It's hard to imagine so many colors in one little area. I just bought some of the distress markers, and am quite excited to see how to use them. Do you use them differently than other water color markers?

    Praying for you!
    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

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  57. Oh Bev~

    I am so glad your home was spared from such misfortune, but how horrible for your neighbors! We had a tropical storm this past week...some areas received 2 feet of water!Maybe we should be building wood arks instead of making cards...NAH!!!

    This card is precious! I love this image, and I love the color of her hair! It's hard to imagine so many colors in one little area. I just bought some of the distress markers, and am quite excited to see how to use them. Do you use them differently than other water color markers?

    Praying for you!
    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

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  58. I'm afraid I thought flooding was a craft term I was unfamiliar with until I saw the pics...!!! How devastating, it looks like you were really lucky and after the week you're having you deserve a bit of luck. Let's hope that's the worst of the weather over & done with now... You have made, of course, a beautiful card. I do so enjoy visiting your blog even though I rarely comment xxx

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  59. OMG Bev, that looks awful! I had hears on TV about the terrible weather you've been having but never realised it was where you live! Nog doggy walking then, they would have to swim poor things LOL! Anyhow, hope the water level will drop soon. Love your today card, such a cute Tilda and I love the bunting! Hugs, Frea

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  60. Holy Moly that's a lot of rain. Maybe you got the remanents of Tropical Storm Debby from Florida! We had lots of rain for 5 days--it was horrible! Cute card, I love the banner die. And as always, :) hair is perfect!

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  61. Your card is Gorgeous Bev. Love that banner die, very different x

    The floods have been unbelievable, saw the news this morning. What on earth is happening to this freaky weather ALL over the world!

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  62. Gorgeous card, Bev! Your coloring is amazing. Perfect colors and embellies. How terrible with the flood! Hope things get better for you. sending you some cyber- love! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  63. This is gorgeous as usual Bev :) x

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  64. Oh Bev honey I hope you havent got any damage!! we had bad flooding to the front but thankfully it didnt get in, take care shug hope your ok huggie June xx

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  65. Adorable card and so sorry about your week, thoughts and prayers sent your way! Take care and stay dry if possible!! *hugs*

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  66. Great card Bev,
    I love the banner.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  67. Wow hun! It's a wonder the whole of the U.K. hasn't sunk with the amount of rain everyone has had lol!! Your neighbours must be devasted...
    Your card is STUNNING!! love the colouring..Tilda looks so beautiful..
    Hope you have a better week-end than what the week has been:)
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  68. Your card is so adorable Bev. The pics look terrible.How unbelievable.Regards to you and your neighbours.Hugs Debbie x

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  69. Love this sweet little card Bev. You make such beautiful things!! Wow, the Lord is definitely challenging you this week!! That's so crazy!! It's gonna be brighter on the other side! Big, big hugz!!

    Angie

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  70. stunning card as usual Bev I love the fab whimsy banner :) We had rain like that last year and a friend of mine had only just moved back into her house a whole year later it was awful xx

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  71. I am so sorry for your neighbours. We had a near miss last weekend so I can empathise a little. This card is gorgeous - beautiful papers and flowers to coordinate with the image. Tomorrow is another day.

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  72. As always you've made such a gorgeous card,i also like pink very much.What a disaster the rain i saw it on the weather report here in the netherlands.What an awful mess for your neighbours.

    I hope the rain has stopped now,have a nice weekend,
    hugs Juanita

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  73. Stunning card Bev, so pretty. Those floods look awful, we had the bad weather too but at least ours disappeared I feel for you and your neighbours with their new carpets, how awful.
    Teresa x

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Thanks for visiting!

Bev x

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