Monday, 27 February 2017

Poppies

Good Morning friends!
Well here we are on the last but one day of February!(just) Another year hurtling past way too quickly!
Firstly welcome to Babs my latest follower,I hope you drop in often and like what you see and maybe have a laugh too!



I've been sorting my 'snippets' boxes this week....yes I know sad isn't it, but it gave me chance to remind myself what there is lurking...didn't throw much out...and I have three boxes....yes three! but to be fair one is a big old toy box for the big pieces, the second is an A4 box for medium bits and the third a small A5 for the tiny bits!! I think the smallest bit I have is one inch square!...well you never know they may come in one day. All neat and tidy now (well the big one anyway).

While sorting I uncovered this already die cut frame on a piece of white linen card...it's a stitched edge so I figure it belongs to a Sue Wilson die...lovely shape, and then I found this beautiful poppy picture...and yes a card was born with the addition of a piece of 'Hunkydory Adorable Scorable in a very pale green for the base card..I have resisted glittering the image as it is so beautiful on it's own and I didn't know whether to add a sentiment or not...it's 'or not' at present as you can see. Let me know what you think.
Left it flat for posting.

So even though I feel I haven't really created much here, I have used up some pieces that have been lurking a good while and that is satisfying. I think I will pop to the playground with this one, I haven't used any snippets recently and am missing my friends there...it's just not the same looking through the railings!

Hope you are all well and having a good week. Thank you so much for popping by and for all the lovely comments you leave me.

Now need to find my wellies as I think there might be a few puddles in the Playground and I feel rebellious!

Ta Ra for now...or see you there!
Hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered
Pixies snippets playground...................week 269/270... frame is a snippet

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

'Happy Valentine's Day'

Hi everyone...yes Happy Valentines Day to you all, I hope you are all enjoying celebrating (or not as the case may be) in your own way. M & S meal for two for hubby and I tonight!

The postman has just appeared in the street...early today.......different postie today.....aahhh he's gone straight past!...well that just about sums it up for me eh!..no secret admirers... could possibly omit the secret bit here...good job hubby gave me a card!...lol

So here is the card that I made for him..........


Apologies for the poor photo...bad lighting and it doesn't really do the card justice. the red background is my play on glossy card with alcohol inks in red and gold (the gold barely shows I know) and I cut the love out of the snippet that was left, cut a couple of times and layered up.

The heart die is a new purchase with Christmas money and is by Concord 9...love this die and I have Carol M to blame for setting me off on this one with her lovely card using the same die.....


Just so love the colours she has used.

I think my love word die is Crafters Companion but not 100% sure on that one. I raised the top panel after pricking the edges and added the pearl heart. Hubby seems happy with it!

I am entering a few challenges this week  :-

Uniko....................................Anything goes--twist of love
Time out##76........................Inspired by words
Allsorts Challenge 402.........Hearts and /or flowers
That's crafty.......................... I heart you
Casology 236........................Romance

Boy that was hard...really got myself tied in knots doing that, perhaps why I don't bother a lot of the time! If anyone knows an easy way to do all this linking stuff then please let me know...oh...and if anyone can tell me how to get my name on to my photos I would be grateful for that help too.....I know I don't ask for much do I!!!

OK...best go and get something achieved today now. Thank you all for stopping by and if you leave me a comment an extra Thank you...I so love to read them as you know.
Enjoy your day, evening and the rest of your week and take care.

Crafty hugs and love too (well it's Valentines day remember)...mmmmm wonder if I could get away with opening the Prosecco now?

Carole xx


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Where did that year go?

Hi there folks...how's things? ......yes a year has flown since Thomas was born, seems like it was only yesterday!...time sure has wings.

Here is his card...HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOMAS......I hope the card made it in the luggage with them to Australia where they went to live at the end of last month.... bet it is a bit warmer there than it is here!...miss them so much!


It's pretty self explanatory and all the dies except the 'number 1' are Sue Wilson. The 'number 1' is from Sara of Crafters Companion...her Birthday collection, and I mounted that on foam pads. These numbers are larger than the free ones I used on my last card so make a bit more of a statement...but are a bit big for the technique I used in my last post.
The sentiment stamps are a mix from my stash.

There are some wonderful creations out there in blog land....such talented people...yes you!!! I have to admit to be rather lacking in motivation at present...hoping it returns soon, though I am getting the urge to get out the old alcohol inks for a play...watch this space! (need to find them first)...lol

Hope you are all well and keeping warm wherever you are.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and also for all the lovely comments you leave me that brighten my day. I love to read them...mwah to you all.

Take care...I'll be back when I have another share.....maybe when I find those inks!!

Crafty hugs and love
Carole xx


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Pick a number......

double it...add 10........divide by 2...multiply by 6.......OH!....Hi there!

..........well that's January almost put to bed...and so another year is rattling past.
 Visiting blogland I see you all are experiencing the same.....speed of time and lack of mojo...maybe there is a 'mojo party' somewhere that we all need to join in!!

Well I have managed a card this week...and I struggled I have to admit...a 70th for a male.....here it is.......


Sorry about the poor photo but the light is poor here today, wet and grey and downright miserable really.

This card was not as easy as it first looks and I have to admit to CASING it from pinterest. This is the cased card...I am not sure of it's origin but 'Thank you' to whoever made it for the inspiration....great idea.


The numbers are actually cut out of the top layer which is mounted on foam for depth...I know in the photo they can look as though they are stuck on, which is another way of doing it I guess.

The fiddly bit is putting all the centre bits back in on foam...like in the 4 and 8, 6 and 9.....for me the jury is out on this one.

Anyway I am popping over to the last week of Darnells NBUS challenge...too late for week two (casing) and sorry no sign of bubble wrap here but the numbers I used are on their first outing ...they were free with magazine...and Santa brought me a Gemini machine...and yes this was my first cut on my pristine plates!!...so that's new too!

Thanks for popping in and brightening my day....and if you have left me a comment thanks again, I love to read them all and it reminds me of the lovely bunch of friends that I have in blogland.

Take care, keep warm and well and see you soon.
hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered;_

Darnells NBUS #10 week 3................new number dies and new die cutting machine

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Peony Power!!

Hello there everyone!
Well January is already whizzing past isn't it!...doesn't bode well for the rest of the year does it! I haven't made any new year resolutions this time...they never last, and always I vow to sort out my crafty stash and cull the collection somewhat...never happens...it 'might just come in' is the saying that springs to mind...ring any bells?

I have a Birthday card to share using my Altenew Peony layering stamps and matching dies. The embossing folder I used is from Crafters Companion...Sara's Birthday collection.....a lovely folder and I die cut part of a circle with a Spellbinder die and then embossed the panel which was then raised on foam pads as was the flower. I highlighted 'Happy Birthday' with some ancient Sakura stardust pens...still good to use!


and for that bit of sparkle I winked the flower!



am really pleased with how this turned out so i made two more in different colours.



Thank you for stopping by and for any lovely comments you may choose to leave me.....lifes events have taken over here so my crafting is sporadic at the moment, as is my commenting but I do keep having a sneaky peak at the wonderful creations you are posting......I will catch up soon!

Sunny and very windy here today...so if you are experiencing wild weather...take care...leave the brolly at home....or give us a wave as you blow over...lol!!

crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered ;_

Pixies Snippets Playground weeks 263/264.....................flowers cut from snippets of white card
Alphabet Challenge blog..................................................V for violet
Wednesdays creative Inspiration Challenge blog 266......Fabulous flowers

Sunday, 1 January 2017

'HAPPY NEW YEAR'

I just want to wish all my friends and followers a very........


May it bring you all Health , Happiness and Peace!

Thank you all for supporting me and my little crafting blog....you love is so very much appreciated.

CHEERS!

Carole xx

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Hi everyone......oh so good of you to stop by...hic...that's the sherry...shall I pour you one?..lol

Last shares today...two cards on a similar vein, take a look....oh and a cake



The Santa's are from Clearly Besotted as is the sentiment. I am looking forward to Stephanie resuming her shop in the new year as I really like her stamps.

The sentiment is one that I wish to each and every one of you who reads my blog. Thank you so much to those followers and people that leave comments. I love to read them and I feel I have made so many lovely friends through my blog and the power of the internet.
I hope 2017 will see us all carrying on supporting each others wonderful and diverse creative talents.

Now for some cake..............sorry can't cut it yet......actually it's my cheats cake this year as I said before, I have bought the decoration instead of making my own this year. I decided ...no-one is that bothered,so I made smaller cake as it never seems to get cut till New year as everyone is too full after Christmas dinner, and so hubby and I are still eating it at Easter! .......and we wonder why we put on weight ! The fruit cake though has been baked since August!


Well I am all ready now bar the cooking and shouting!! This year will be a Christmas of mixed emotions for us. Happy that we have a special little Grandson Thomas to join us. He is now 10 months old and almost walking!, and I always think Christmas is so special for children although Thomas is a little too young yet to appreciate it all of course...............and Sad in the knowledge that come the end of January sees my son Iain , Nicole and Thomas head for warmer climes to start a new phase of their lives. Nicole is from Australia and wishes to bring Thomas up out there, her family is out there of course too, so our loss will be their gain. Hubby and I wish them well of course but we are going to miss them so very much........so got to make the most of spoiling Thomas this Christmas!!

I wish all my lovely followers a very Happy Christmas whatever you are doing and wherever you are in the world, and may 2017 bring to you and your families, good health and much happiness.

Now more sherry and a mince pie anyone?............oh you have to go...OK.....bye then...see you later. Travel safely.....

Crafty hugs
Love
Carole xx

P.S. Does anyone really still drink sherry these days?