Sunday, 28 September 2014

Bearly NOT Mine

Hi blogging friends. How are we all?

 I am a very disappointed bunny this weekend...let me explain........I entered August's challenge over at Bearly Mine and my number was the one drawn on the random lucky was that ...over 300 entries, so what were my chances eh...still I got lucky...OR NOT!.... because of holidays and the broken computer, yesterday was the first chance to check their site and find I was a winner......BUT apparently I am too late to have my winnings ......(.some of the prize was some of their digital paper kits) despite their being no mention of a time limit in their rules and explaining my prize. I wouldn't have minded as much if they had time limited it in the rules and re-drawn it so that someone else could benefit. So that's why I am disappointed this weekend...and more for the fact that my faith in the lovely caring crafting community that is out there... is obviously not applicable to everyone.

Anyway on to brighter things.....Christmas! Well it is looming up far too fast for me to execute those ideas floating around in my head...and to use all that stuff that gets added to year upon year. How about you are you organised? I say I will start early every year but then I cannot get Christmas into my head till about now!!

I added to my die collection...couldn't resist...with Dazzling Snowflake (Memory Box) the other week. It is quite a large negative die so obviously needs something behind it to show it off.

It didn't look quite right without the pink edge to it...which wasn't in my first plan...but hey the best laid plans eh!

So that's it....speaks for itself, so no sentiment needed...I think it needs to be on a bigger card base now I look at it...will see.

Well I hope you are having a good weekend and continue to enjoy what is left of it...they go so quickly but then so do the weeks.

Take care, keep well.

Carole xx

Friday, 19 September 2014

I'm back!

Hello blogging friends! I am back from my hols...Lanzarote...nice and warm and sunny, unlike here. I think I forgot to pack the sunshine on my return.

To add to my absence when we got home the computer wouldn't that's been repaired thankfully but while it was away it gave me plenty of  time to catch up on the washing ..and that horrible job the ironing...just a bit left to do now..... and here I am at last. I will get around to seeing all the wonderful creations that I am sure I have missed.........very soon.

OK enough waffle and on to the card that I made for my Son and Daughter in Laws first wedding Anniversary! (yes the couple that moved recently) I can't believe it is a year since I was transporting a wedding cake all the way from West Yorkshire to Ilfracombe in the car boot! Where does that time go?

I have had this idea in my mind for a while so I saved it for their card. I used both the positive and negative of a Memory Box die (sorry I can't remember what they call it). The die cuts the thin strip of the hearts and leaves the negative without the dividing lines formed by the hearts (hope you understand that).I put some glitter card behind the negative and then glued the die cut back in.The sentiment was of course computer generated and then the front panel was mounted on 3D foam for dimension.

I am happy with how this one turned out unlike the last card I posted. Thank you for all your comments and suggestions on that one. I guess really we are sometimes just too critical of our own work but I am sure I am not alone when I say that we get feelings about how a card has turned out...and we have our favourites.

Well it is raining here which doesn't bode well for hubby getting the grass cut tomorrow. Fingers crossed for some sunshine. I have plenty to keep me occupied in the way of catch up.....the last bits of ironing and then ...the cleaning...groan!!.but I might just be tempted to leave it all and head for LOTV for a couple of hours to their Christmas party. I hope I might bump into some blogging friends there to share a coffee and a natter.

Thank you for stopping by once again in your busy is so much appreciated as are any lovely comments you may leave me too.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and take care.
Carole xx

Friday, 5 September 2014

Ruby Wedding

Hi Friends

Another weekend is fast approaching and today has now got out sunny and quite warm here in West Yorkshire. I hope it is nice wherever you are and that you have something nice planned for the weekend.

My card is for a Ruby Wedding Anniversary, and I have to say that  I am still a little unsure on this one...the jury is out.
My personal critic (hubby) says it's fine...but still something niggles at me...perhaps you friends out there can throw some light on it!

I used the same memory Box Queen of Heart die and layered it up on pearlescent card cut with Sue Wilson's Californian collection..basic and decorative.The base card is a textured pearlescent card.The sentiments are from stash...not sure who's make I have had them a while.

There we have it...I would appreciate your feedback as I still look at it now and feel it is not quite right.
Thank you for stopping, I really appreciate the time you is so precious, and if you leave a comment...and a bit of criticism you will make me smile for sure.
Enjoy your weekend
Take care
Carole xx