Friday, 29 May 2015

Lost and found (or not)

Hi friends!
Well I say it we are at the end of another week ...gone in the blink of an eye...along with another month! the weather in this part of the world is a mixture of rain, wind, sunshine and its blooming cold too! Still not got out the sandals, and rid of the socks and jumpers!

OK weather bulletin over...........crafting............mmmmmmmmmmm a tad thin on the ground this week. Life just keeps getting in the way and I seem to spend more time thinking than executing. I did however manage another CAS card...a quickie, using a Clearly Besotted set that I thought was rather different called..........mmm.........senior moment here.........ah got it!.....'In print'

Here it is

Nothing very original in design I guess but cute frogs. The googly eyes...well I knew I had them...somewhere....spent 30 mins plus and I could not find them...where on earth could they be?...I could see them in my mind...... look again I did...back to the start ...and yes there they were in the first place I had looked ,tucked away in a poly bag! The only trouble is that set me off also looking for some wooden flowers and snowflakes that I know I have...the ones in a little box, you know the ones....can't find them anywhere....might just have to misplace something else in order to find them!

On the subject of 'lost'...update on the diamond...hubby knows every inch of the carpets and floors in the house...his knees are telling him so...but alas no diamond, so the said ring is now with the jewellers awaiting a decision on repair.

Do hope you all have a fabulous weekend whatever you are doing. We are meeting up with some dear friends for a long catch up after we have visited Bolton Arena (GBCF) for an elbow jostling session no if you see me...elbow me and say hi! There is not much I need really...till I get there that is...and it would be silly to pay for a ticket and not buy anything now wouldn't it!  :)

Take care my friends, and keep safe and well and hopefully see you next month.Thanks for stopping by and leaving me kind are all so wonderful..............was it Dame Edna that said...'I love you all'.
Crafting hugs
Love Carole xx

Challenges entered:-
Addicted to CAS.......animal

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Just a Note...

Good evening friends.
Well I blinked and another week passed.....did it do the same for you? The weather her in West Yorkshire is wet, then sunny, extremely windy and very cold...8.5 degrees today...brrrr....back in the winter woollies!

The other weekend I went to Samuel Taylor's to see Julia Watts demoing Sue Wilson dies...boy did she work hard, never stopped...not even for a bite of lunch.She was brilliant. Needless to say I had to buy a few dies (it would have been rude not to)and this one was among those that fell into my basket.

Just a Note......I cut this 3 times...twice in white and once in black and layered it up. The music notes were part of a stencil... a freebie in a recent magazine and I knew as soon as I saw it this was what I wanted to do (not very often that happens for me).I used a black Adirondack ink through the stencil. There is actually an embossed line above the notes, created on my score board but it does not show on the picture...sorry...bad light today.

That's it!.........CAS...........not much else to say!..........certainly not as fabulous as all your creations.

So how are we all? Well... I hope and probably if you are in England wishing for warmer weather like me.Looking round blog land there is some very beautiful work created by yourselves. I don't seem to have got quite back into the swing of things since our computer dramas.

Yesterday to add to the mix I discovered that I had lost a diamond out of my engagement ring  :(
I hate losing things,and as it is a cluster it is only a small diamond and like looking for a needle in a chance, but quite upsetting all the same. You know that moment I am sure when you look at something and its not card...purse etc. and your heart skips a beat.

OK I have waffled enough..............enjoy the rest of your week my friends, blink and it will be gone and enjoy the Bank Holiday (England)......lets hope it gets warmer. See you next week hopefully!
Take care
Love Carole xx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Par-Tee time.

Hello!!!!! yes it's me............and fingers crossed a repaired computer. We are on our 3rd hard drive since last September! so hoping it is 3rd time lucky! Boy how you miss these things.

So how are we all...good I hope. I have been having a sneak at your blogs and my what wonderful work all my blogging friends really do put me to shame.I often think how wonderful it would be to all be able to get together and craft, the things we would learn from one another and the fun we would have......oh and the wine..............sorry tea and coffee we would all get

OK on with the sons Birthday card. A golfing theme was the order of the day this year...these birthdays seem to come round a lot more than once a you find that?

I cut an aperture in a 6x6 inch card and kept the circle for inside. On another piece of card I inked a background with distress inks...Mowed Lawn and Broken China and mounted that behind my aperture........yes a bit of a hilly golf course..........can you tell I don't play?........... then I lined the inside with another piece of card so it was neat.
The golfer is a LOTV image stamped and coloured with copics (quite a challenge I have to say) and I fussy cut him out. The little golf buggies, bag and clubs are Memory Box (so cute) and the clouds are Joy dies.The sentiment was computer generated on a self made tag and I added the faux stitching and the golf balls are candy that I indented with a small embossing tool and coloured with a light grey copic.

Are you still with me?.............then I shall continue............with a close up of the golfer

and the inside............

His present was money for a new golf he doesn't buy a blue one!

Well it's good to be back among friends so if you have popped in.....thank you and please give me a wave and leave a comment so I know I am not alone.

Enjoy the rest of your week still mixed here in west Yorkshire, sunny, rainy and very windy!
Take care and keep safe and well.
See you soon (I hope)
Carole xx

Challenges that's a challenge in itself as my list disapeared in the computer will have to start again. Grrr.
Please let me know if you know of any current ones my card may fit!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Behaving Badly

Hi...the computer that is....behaving spent last week at the repair people...and keeps crashing it's heading back again next week...sigh!
SO.......this is just to let you know that I have not abandoned you all...and I hope you will not abandon me when I return with something to show you...son's Birthday card next week.....all being well.
Aaaaag...... it's just crashed again! so before it gets to the stage where it won't boot up at all. I shall love you and leave you to have a wonderful BH weekend and hopefully I shall be back at the end of next week.
Take care friends..thanks for popping in....I am thinking nice thoughts of you all.
Carole xx