Friday, 28 October 2016


Hello friends...
I hope this finds you all well and staying clear of these nasty bugs doing the rounds. Thank you for all your good wishes...I have 'come again like parkin' as my Grandma used to say and hoping to stay clear of any others nasties now.

Unfortunately little Thomas(8 months old now) spent last week in hospital on a drip after having a severe reaction to a virus but is on the mend now and home again, (and his mum and dad have both had it too)...the joys of parenting eh! A worrying time all the same!

OK enough waffle...onto my card...and YES!!!!!! a Christmas card...sorry only one...bit overexcited I know, but after sitting all morning deciding what to do and what paper went know the feeling...this was the result.........

The background mistletoe paper is Craftwork Cards................Mistletoe mini paper pad.
Tag is Craftwork Cards...............Winter Botanicals and I added wink of Stella to the mistletoe for subtle sparkle..
The other matting layers were from my 'bits' box and the mistletoe die is X-cut...used a scrap of dark green for these(that took some finding I can tell you) and added the berries with Cosmic pearlescent glue..........alas they dried quite flat.
I din't add dimension in the way of foam pads as I thought about the posting aspect of this!
The sentiment is from a LOTV set.

Right that's one off the list.........strangely enough I don't feel much satisfaction at having done 'one' but hope fully now the mojo has put in appearance he will get moving better now. Just can't seem to get excited about Christmas this year :(

Whizzing off to the playground with this one this week as I used quite a few snippets and scraps...hope I see you there.

Take care everyone............. Have a good weekend and 'Thank you' for taking time out of your busy schedules to stop my blog. Your visits make my day!

OH!    and don't forget to put your clocks back in the UK this extra hour in bed....yippee..........but how I hate the long dark nights. I am definitely a daylight and sunshine person!
See you when the ghoulies and witches have been......
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Snippets Playground week 252
A bit more time to craft #30............Anything goes
Crafting by designs.(Oct).........................Get ready for Christmas
Crafting from the heart #133...........Anything goes

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Hello I am and thankfully feeling much better, the antibiotics did their magic on the bronchitis and all the other 'itis' from the waist up that presented themselves for fear they would be I am left with lazyitis I think have it on good authority that both mojo and energy are en route back from their break and as long as they have no delays will be home soon!.........I shall greet them with open arms!........and if by any chance any one of you is feeling under the weather I hope you soon feel much better too!

Thank you for all your lovely comments and well wishes last post, I do so appreciate's so nice to have friends spread world wide...........and a big welcome to my two new followers..Liz and Brenda, thank you for joining me and I do hope you continue to like what you see!!

OK....a card you ask?...stop's.......................yes you guessed ...a Birthday card that fortunately I made before being struck down. My youngest son had a birthday last week and so here is his card.....

The bottles are from a Card-io set....'.Last Orders' and the shelves from Card-io............'On the Shelf'. the bottles were glazes with Diamond Glaze. the letters are from a set that came fee with a magazine some time ago. The squiggly lines I drew with a fine liner pen. Simple!! It seemed to go down well!

Well  Autumn is definitely here...the leaves are parting company from the trees now...but Cowslip is in flower in the garden!!!.how weird is that. It appears the plants are out of sync with the seasons.

Right I shall waffle no more, once again thanks for stopping by, and who knows you may get a ......C....card (shhhhhhh) next time. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend.

Crafty hugs to all
Carole xx

Monday, 10 October 2016

It's still not a Christmas Card!!

Hi friends!....sorry I have been a bad blogger this last week but I picked up the lurgy somewhere and it really got it's teeth into me. I have some antibiotics now so hopefully when these work their magic (hmm) I will be as good as new. On the plus side for hubby I lost my voice for 3 days!!

I do hope you are all well and had a good weekend, I have popped around blogland but not commented much but ooh there is some lovely work out are such a clever lot.

My card is a ...guess? prizes you are all correct...a Birthday card......NO...still not a Christmas Card........might have to ask Santa if we can postpone Christmas  this!.....another 52 weeks might be good?

This was one of those cards that I was actually quite pleased with. It was created for a friend who loves jigsaws and although you cannot see it well on the photo (sorry) the central panel is a nine piece jigsaw die by X-cut.

The butterfly and flowers are from a Craftwork Cards Colour Me Tag pad and then I die cut with a plain square after colouring...then I added some sparkle...again this is not easy to see. The other square layers are Sue Wilson pierced squares. The sentiment corners are a new acquisition and are Phil Martin stamps ...I love them, so useful.

I think I will be making some more in this style...with or without the jigsaw element.

Well mojo and energy have gone on holiday again. I hope they wont be away too long...I miss them!!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave me comments......I really do appreciate them and love to read them all. I will try to catch up with you all this next week and leave you some love too.

I am heading to the playground with this as the white card I used is all snippets. I hoping there may be something medicinal behind the bike sheds as it is a 250th post celebration for Miss see you there?

Take care everyone and I hope you have a good week.

Carole xx

Challenges entered :-
Pixie's Snippets Playground #250.................snippets of white card.

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!