Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yes..........Happy Valentine's day to all my friends and followers!

Here's hubby's card........


An aperture cut in a piece of linen card with a dictionary page behind it...note it is the 'v' page with the definition of Valentine...you can just see it above the heart if you look closely. The heart is a Sizzix heart cut from a snippet of red mirri card and the sentiments are Uniko. I felt it just needed the small gems to bring it to life. It' a 7 inch square card by the way.

I am not a fan of making cards for men I have to say and even less for valentine...I don't know why I find it so hard...but I do!

I hope you have all received at least one valentine card today....good job hubby got mine as all the postie brought him was a letter from the tax man...brown envelope so NOT a Valentine me thinks!!..lol...........having said that the postie brought me zilch....got a lovely card from hubby though.

We got engaged on valentines day 26 years ago, so tonight we are celebrating with M&S dine in for two.....pretty glad when you look out the window today...wet and sleety, cold , grey and miserable...nice to be in the warm all cosy and romantic...or am I just getting old?

I do hope you enjoy your Valentines night however you are celebrating...if you do of course.

Thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of your week..........and if you leave me some love in the way of a comment then....... mwah..............Thank you, I love to read them all.

Take care
Hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered:-

Snippets Playground week #319.........Snippet of red card and dictionary page

Casology #287....................................Together

AAA Cards Challenge #108................All you need is love

Card Mania..#101.......................................Red and Hearts

Allsorts. #454...............................................Love is in the air

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Thomas is 2.

Hi there!.....another week nearly gone!

Popping by today with card that I actually made back in January as it had to travel lots of miles!...I hope it got there safely. Today Thomas is 2...I know...2!!!!, but as Oz is 12 hours ahead of us his birthday is over and done with over there.



I was pleased how this turned out actually...and hubby helped with all the paper piecing on the train which is a Tonic die.The rest of the dies are from my stash and the steam is actually cloud dies. background paper is from a LOTV pad. the banner sentiment was computer generated and cut out with a Sue Wilson banner die.

I have been trying to sort out the Craft Room a bit...laughable really...hubby helped on Sunday...we cleared the floor of stuff (out on to the landing)...then I sorted a cupboard...made half a shelf space which is now filled...and then...yes you guessed it...we put all the stuff back on the floor........again!...sigh. There is no two ways about it...my room is FULL!....though to be fair it is not just papercraft stuff,  there is all my cake decorating stuff...beading...cross stitch...shall I continue?...NO..it depresses me ! The bag of NBUS still sits (on the floor) waiting for a home....sigh!

If you see me at a papercraft show this year please remind me NOT to buy anything...LOL!!

Nothing much else to report from my end. The snow missed us again thankfully but it is very cold.

I hope all is good with all of you, keep warm , well and safe and thank you for stopping by...see you again soon.
Hugs
Carole xx

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Hops....and hopping!

Hi everyone.!
Hope you are all OK and if not . I hope you will feel better soon.There certainly seems to have been a lot of bugs doing the rounds.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments that you left on my last post. You are such a kind lot out there, and I love to read them all and truly appreciate you taking the time to leave them....mwah.

Well today is the last day of January!...where did that go? It doesn't seem like this year is going to go any slower than the last one unfortunately.
Life took over again for me of late, so apologies, I haven't been in blogland much. I'm just catching up on all your wonderful creations.I had a torn meniscus repair done on my knee. Clever thing this keyhole surgery... though sad to say the key to being 21 again didn't fit!!...lol.

Right on to crafting...or lack of! .........so I have hubby's birthday card  to show you this time around. It got missed in the run up to Christmas........bit like buses...all at once then nothing for ages. (Birthdays and Christmas that is at our house).


I used Cardio stamps and various little ink pads using a post it note to mask the centre rectangle. The sentiments are from stash...probably the only stamp I have for husband....and yes I know ...nobody's prefect!....but he comes pretty close in my book! :)

Ok folks..time to stretch the legs. Thank you for stopping by.....I do appreciate it.

Have a good rest of the week and weekend. I do hope the weather gets a bit better here in the UK......It's squally here today...sunshine, showers and wind and sleet! Roll on Spring!

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Friday, 12 January 2018

'Hare today!'

Yes I'm hare today......sorry... here today.... with a 'hare' card. This never got blogged amid the Christmas cards so thought I would show you now......


I based my card on one by Becki in the Hobbyart gallery and used her colouring as a guide. I'll list the products used at the end of this post.

I trust you are all ready for the weekend...lets hope we have some brighter weather, it has been very gloomy here of late and I can say that I have not yet noticed that our days are supposed to be lengthening. Funny how we all want more time in December...pre Christmas and come January we are all saying roll on Spring!...Never satisfied!

Recipe:-

Stamps.....Stag and hare set by Hobbyart coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils with Sansador fluid.
Background wood effect paper....... from stash...probably Craftwork Cards.
Brown frame....... cut with Sue Wilson Double Pierced Squares dies.
Sentiment...unknown from stash.

So have a good weekend everyone, stay warm and well, and if you are under the weather I hope you get better soon.
TTFN

Hugs
Carole xx


Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Late Christmas cards!

Hi everyone.....back to normal after Christmas and New Year yet? Almost at this end, here there are just the trees to dismantle. Takes ages to pack away all those baubles doesn't it! Hubby is back at work after the break and so they will wait till Saturday and I will enjoy the telly by tree lights a bit longer on an evening.Still burning candles that will probably last till August too!

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share that never reached the blog but have reached the recipients!
First up......


A LOTV image coloured with copics.....quite a fiddly one to colour this one...but got there in the end and am pleased with the result (I know a first for me). Papers from stash and the holly is a die cut and the little tree a wooden embellishment (coloured with a copic marker)...both given the 'Glamour dust treatment' of course. perhaps I should try some on myself...Glamour dust that is!...do you think it would work?...probably not as i would like it to...lol.....oh and the sentiment is also LOTV.

and the second one......


a bit more upcycling/recycling here...just the middle panel. I scored either side of the panel mounted on the cream card base and then embossed with a long snowflake embossing folder either side. I am pleased with this one too and will look to make more of this type with a different band in the middle for 2018 ...watch this space!

It's blowing a gale here today in West Yorkshire so not venturing far today...maybe the craft room. It is my intention now to have a good sort out in there and be ruthless.......intention I said not resolution...lol. I have a box of NBUS needing a home, so again it is my intention not to buy anything new until the sorting is done and all the NBUS has a home...and been used too of course...should be a very profitable year for the bank account if I stick to that one!

Well best get on...take care wherever you are in the world and whatever you are doing. Keep well and please do keep popping by my blog and saying hello...I love visitors as you know and the kettle is always on here in Yorkshire!

Crafting love and hugs
Carole xx

Monday, 1 January 2018

Welcome 2018


Well here we are at the start of another year, some of us with big plans in mind...and others taking each day as it comes. Whatever you wish yourself for 2018 I wish you it too.....and a little more.....
I hope your plans come to fruition, your dreams and hopes come true and that you have a healthy, peaceful and happy 2018.

Me? I'll take each day as it comes .I am so grateful for the friendships I have made through blogging and crafting...thank you to each of you...long may we continue to create...cards, art, mixed media and LOVE!

So I raise my glass to you all....HAPPY NEW YEAR.....wherever you are in the world. XXXX

Love Carole XX

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Boxing Day snippets!

Hello!
Are you all Christmassed out?.or maybe still celebrating with family and friends.Or maybe you have braved the sales!!........... A quiet day here, relaxing with chocs, a book and the TV.....No sales for me, I suffer enough elbowing at craft shows from the really keen ones to bother with the sales!

I decided to pop by with one last Christmas card...a special one made all from snippets...even the edger die is a snippet of the die .....so it qualifies me to go to the Playground and sniff out the remnants of the festivities there.

This card winged it's way across the world...down under... to where it is hot and sunny!


Hope it arrived before the snowman melted!

Good old James form LOTV coloured with copics.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Christmas break...hubby has the rest of the week off.... so see you next year!

Hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered:-

Snippets Playground weeks 313 /314