Thursday, 22 September 2016

3 years - 3 hearts

Hello there my friends, thanks for stopping by, it's really good of you to spend your precious time with me on my little blog and it is so much appreciated.

It'a an anniversary card again this week...this one was for my son and DIL, I can't believe it is 3 years since they tied the knot...back to that issue of time flying again!

The hearts are Memory for each year, cut from Snippets of Adorable Scorable lilac card,,,,,,,so guess where I am heading to play again this week!.... and the Anniversary is a Clearly Besotted stamp and the matching die. I cut three in total (all from snippets again) so I could glue them together for a bit of added dimension. The 'happy' is from the same stamp set. A bit of scoring and the job was done.

 I am quite happy with this one I have to say!.......which makes a change hubby says!

Nothing exciting happening in this neck of the news and I am avoiding the time, weather and ironing
Almost the weekend again...........I so need to get on with those Christmas cards...the mind is willing but the oomph is

Have a good one (weekend that is) whatever you are doing, and take care. I hope you will pop in again next week to peek at my humble creation. Who knows it may even be a Christmas card...or not!

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Snippets Playground  week 247
A Bit More Time to Craft #28.........Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #212......... Make your Mark...the stamping on my card.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Summery flowers

Good Morning (just) friends!

Yes it's nearly mid-day, the sun is shining and while 'down South'  hit record temperatures for September yesterday, here further North in West Yorkshire it was hot , but then clouded over in the afternoon and yesterday evening the sky was black, fabulous lightening, no thunder and a slight shower! Weird weather!!

So while summer clings on I have a summery birthday card to share that I made for a special friends 80th!.....

The papers are from Sara Davies as is the border die and  the string flowers are Sue Wilson...cut with snippets of the plain pink and patterned paper. Sorry I can't remember the name of the circular die...but could look it out if anyone really wants to know, and the sentiment was computer generated.

Well we are mid-week, do hope yours is going well if not too fast as usual.
 What have you got lined up for the weekend? I do envy all of you that might be lucky enough to attend the show at Ally Pally... a bit too far from here I am afraid. Don't forget the plastic !! not the raincoat type.....your flexible friend of course!!

Take care, keep well and enjoy whatever you may do.
Till next time
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Pixies snippets playground..................Week 246 (flowers and central circles)
Creative Inspirations  .........................Anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft..................Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania..................................Anything goes with dies

Thursday, 8 September 2016

'With Sympathy'

Good afternoon everyone! Well it's nearly the weekend so I do hope this finds you all raring to go and grab a good one!

Sadly recently,  I have had reason to make one of those cards that we don't really like I don't mean the male ones though they are a challenge to a lot of people I think...........I mean Sympathy.
I took my inspiration form a'Thank You' card I came across on Pinterest and twiddled it to fit the bill so to speak.

I personally like white on white so I went with that....and you can't go wrong with a butterfly now can you!
 The aperture is cut with a a Spellbinders die, the sprays are a Marianne die and the butterfly is from my stash (sorry can't name it). I cut one butterfly and embossed another the same to layer underneath it for a bit of dimension and finished with some liquid pearls for the body.

It's been a good week for sunshine here this the washing basket was emptied and dried outside...yippee.........but you guessed what is waiting now...that I always go on about...yes the ironing (groan)....It's been too warm to iron has been my excuse but I think now I had better go and press on (sorry about the pun there..) and see if there is any crafting to watch on the telly to help me along.

Thank you all for stopping by and all your wonderful comments. I wish you all a fabulous weekend whatever you do.
See you again soon.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Friday, 2 September 2016

Head for heights?

Hi friends......hope you are all well.

Just whizzing by...busy week...hubby on holiday from work!...but I thought you might like to see the creation that I made with my pink prize from the other week.

Apart from the 'Thank You' stamp everything was from the 'prize'. The stamp is a Stamping Bella and I coloured her with copics. The card is winging its way to the sender of my prize..thought she might like a bit of 'Happy Mail' too! Hope it arrives safely.

As I type this my hubby is up a ladder cleaning out the gutters!!! Makes me cringe him up there! I am OK if the height is enclosed as was the glass floor in the Tower Bridge and on Tuesday we were in Liverpool and did the wheel! FABULOUS views! I can feel your fear from here judging the comments on my Tower post!........
.....for those of a nervous disposition...LOOK AWAY NOW!

So next week will be back to earth ! as it will be for lots of people with the kids back to school and the holidays past...Autumn looms, the nights are drawing in and the big C is on the horizon!!
Depressed enough yet?...well think of the cosy crafting evenings instead!

Right lunch required for the worker so best go and look busy...well I am busy talking to my friends , but I am sure you know what I see you next week and have a good weekend everyone.
Thank you for calling in and for all the lovely comments that you leave me...I appreciate every one.

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

PS. Thought I might just squeak into Darnells NBUS 7 challenge with my card as almost everything on this card is new never before used!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Starlight Anniversary

Hi Folks!

How are we all?.....enjoying a bit of sunshine I hope! certainly here in West Yorkshire it's beaming down today.
Talking of beaming...I'm beaming today as last week was a mix of bad and good news.....the good news being that I was voted 'A Perfect Pinkie' in 'In the Pinks' 100th Birthday challenge with my Grandaughter card (last post). As a result I received a lovely surprise pink package through the letterbox last nice was that!! THANK YOU ladies at 'In the Pink' for choosing me.

Well it may have been a couple of weeks since I posted (time flying again) but I haven't been idle on the crafting front...little and often (because of neck) in the craft room so things do seem to take a while to completion.
Anyway I got out my Starlight paints last week and had a play at painting some simple backgrounds.......boy are these paints lush......full of Mica. I then found an old wooden stamp lying forgotten in a drawer and stamped over the dried pieces and embossed in WOW platinum powder......and then went on to make this.......

and then on cream....and a better photo

just look at that shimmer from those paints!

I used:-
Imagination Starlight paints in Menthol,Mint and Platinum
Wow embossing powders in Platinum and Gold
Sentiment is Clearly Besotted stamped in gold and silver encore
Stamp and sequins...from stash.
The card I used, apart from the base card were all snippets from my yippee I have used up some of the mountain,  so I am skipping (in my mind only I hasten to add) to the playground while the sun is shining to catch up with my mates.......the ironing can's going to rain tomorrow!

Enjoy the rest of your week my friends and take care wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
Thank you for popping in. I really do appreciate you doing so and if you have left me a comment...thank you...I so love reading them all.

Carole xx

Challenges entered:-
Snippets Playground.....week 243
A Bit more time to craft #26.. Anything goes
Stamping sensations.. Anything goes

Tuesday, 9 August 2016


Hi Friends.
Hope this finds you all fit and well and enjoying your week so far.

I made this card for a friend who's daughter has just had a little girl.... Daisy, hence the word I wrote in fine liner round the flower. The image is a 'Forever Friends' that I have had in my stash a good while, and I coloured with Copics. The obligatory Glamour dust was added to the butterfly! The paper is from an old 'Tea House' pad ...again it's been hanging around a good while!.........and that's it really.

We had a good time in London last weekend and the weather was really good too! It was lovely to see Thomas (and his mum and dad of course) and despite the heat he was so good as we walked around. We visited Tower bridge and just after we had walked over it...this happened....

certainly a Wow moment for us and the 'icing on the cake'!
We then went in the bridge and on to the glass walkways...........

Truly a weird sensation looking down and not good if you don't like heights!

Thank you for calling in on me and for all the lovely comments that you leave me.
Take care
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-
In the Pink.............. #100 Anything goes.
Tuesday Throwdown..........306 new Addition

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

DIY anyone?

Good Morning friends!

How is it with you all this morning? I hope you are all well.

Here in West Yorkshire...another cloudy day...promise of a shower...maybe the sun may peek through and it's a little cooler than late (cardigan weather). I reckon that's covered all you think I could make it as a weather girl?.............mmm....maybe not!

A 'Cardio' stamp card today..........not an original....Wendy does some lovely cards with her stamps and this set is great for those male cards.....or even female. So I was having a play and basically 'cas-ing' Wendy though her card was slightly larger than mine to accommodate more rollers.

The roller is a stamp.....the paint streaks are from 1 inch pads (exactly the right width for the roller...well thought out Wendy!) and  it probably took the most time to get this right (its the angle of the pad you know)  I added  Diamond Glaze to the roller and paint streak though it doesn't show well in the photo.
The sentiment is Clearly besotted and the the squiggly line is hand drawn with fine liner.......yes I even practiced that!
So a one layer card.......probably a first for me..........nice and quick..hmm ... and easy to post!

Last week I went to Knutsford and met with the lovely Darnell from America and several other very talented bloggers from varying parts. We had a lovely time and I met some lovely people.....bloggers/crafters are so lovely and friendly. Thank you Darnell ...without your organisation we would never have been able to meet you or each other. Safe journey home to America...with wonderful memories of your trip I hope.

OK that's enough of my rambling so I will head off. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blurb, and if you leave me a comment (I so love to read them)..thank you...I will pop over and return the compliment.

Welcome to my new followers...Sammy, Ros and Lia. I hope you will continue to like what you see.

Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of your week.
We are off to London this weekend to see Thomas who is almost 6 months old's that whizzy time thing again!! ...oh and his mum and dad too of course!...mustn't leave them

See you again soon
Carole xx