Friday, 25 July 2014

Another year!

Good evening cyber friends. Hasn't it been a hot week!...not that I am complaining but it doesn't make me want to go in the craft room and craft. I think each day may be the last of the sunshine so one has to make the most of it!

On to my card and it is the Anniversary card that I did for my husband. I didn't want hearts so decided on a romantic beach scene instead.

The picture was built up with inks and Inkylicious dusting brushes and the waves were added with a white pen, which flooded! and I think I need a bit more practice on those.The grasses and birds were from an Inkylicious set of stamps, and the couple are from another stamp with a tree by Inkylicious (sorry can't remember the names).
I heat embossed the shells (same set) with WOW superfine white on to some pale cream Adorable Scorable card and then attached the image at the side. All matted on to an Adorable Scorable card base...fab card that A S (can't type it again).
Hubby seemed pleased with it and we went out for a lovely meal to celebrate our Anniversary.

Hope you are all well and not too worn out with the heat.Thank you for stopping by and for any lovely comments that let me know I have lovely friends out there.
Have a super weekend,
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Friday, 18 July 2014

Baby Blues

Good evening friends...actually the best part of the day here now...sunshine. It has been very cloudy and rainy today...still warm though! Hope you have been having nice sunshine where you are.

Ok on with the card and this is one I made for my friends daughter who gave birth last week to a BOY!
I chose one of the images from LOTV and some of their papers...Bonnets and Bowties. these are so pretty fact all LOTV papers and images are lovely!

I coloured the image with my Copics...had three attempts at this...I found it hard! (any tips gratefully received).

All the sentiments are also LOTV and the ribbon and little charm from my stash...yippee I have used up something from my stash!

Well nothing much planned here this weekend except Mum for dinner on Sunday. I need to get an Anniversary card made for hubby...only got till Tuesday..any ideas anyone? I do so find him hard to make for!!.......everything seems so girlie!

Have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing, take care and don't forget the suncream and the brolly!!

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-
LOTV ---Take two.----------------.papers and image and sentiments...that's three!
Crafting by designs----Use a sentiment.......see they had to come in useful!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Nice smells and Zig Zags

Hi Friends.
Well I am late tonight, time got away with me as usual, anyway here I am with something to make you smile and a card.

So last weekend we visited a well known Garden Centre in Cheshire with some friends and as I was wandering around I came across these little bottles. I didn't have my glasses on at the time so I put them on and this is what I read......

YES!! Poo Pourri

Well I really have seen it all now and for the privilege it would cost you £10.99 per bottle!

Much prefer my ink sprays about you? NO not in the toilet silly!! Anyway it certainly brought several expressions to my face.

Right laugh over and on to my card. One for a male so I have gone geometric for this one. I wasn't keen at first but it has definitely grown on me.

 I used Uniko Studios 'Background Builders Chevrons' and stamped with memento inks. I don't seem to get a really crisp image so I added Glamour dust for sparkle and really like that.The Happy Birthday wording is from another Uniko set 'All Occasion Sentiments 2'. All mounted on a red mat and then on the card. Lets hope he likes it!
If anyone knows the best inks to stamp these with please do tell.

Right time for bed!  Doncaster Racecourse Summer Crafting tomorrow, so if you see me and know me say hi! and those of you not going...well you are saving some pennies!

Just want to say Hi to my new follower Jacee. Thank you for joining me and I hope you like what you see.Thanks for stopping be everyone, it is as always so much appreciated.

Have a lovely weekend everyone whatever you are doing, 'spritzing' or work of course! Lets hope this sunshine stays with us.

Carole xx

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly..................stars and stripes
Seize the Birthday....................stars or stripes
Crafting from the Heart............# 26  Anything goes
Stamplorations..monthly Challenge......................stamps and glitter

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Birthday 'Blues'

Hello friends
Well where did June go then? I can't believe we are already into July, the longest day is past....I won't go on and depress us all.

Here is a card I made for my friend...the one we had the wine incident with.She was 21 again this week so I have had to wait to blog this creation.

The stamps are Heartfelt Creations.... all belonging to the Arianna blooms collection that I splurged on the other week, they are gorgeous and such a delight to use. I love how the flower turned out, somehow the stamping on it seems to bring it to life. The background paper is from LOTV Promises solids pad. Pearls from stash.

 I have had a busy week creating but they must wait a little longer........and no time in between to produce anything that not has a reason if you get my drift.

Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely comments that you leave me.
Take care friends and enjoy the not forecast to be good...sorry...depressing you I know. Maybe rain means more crafting ?

Crafting hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Papertake Weekly--------------Anything Goes-----option Christmas