Thursday, 26 November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my friends across the water! Hope you have a wonderful celebration with your family and friends.

To everyone else......enjoy your day and the upcoming weekend. See you soon!
Love Carole xx

Monday, 23 November 2015

Pretty in Pink

Hi friends!.........well I never made it back last week did I?.....sorry..........I was auditioning for Rudolph! silly not prancing around, couldn't do that to save my life! the red nose stakes....aah now you've got it..yes?......sporting a very sore red nose due to  a cold virus that decided I looked such a nice place to be a host. Still full of it(the cold) but feeling better and the nose looks more like its been on a sunbed without the rest of my face now!(it's at the peeling stage)...........sorry you didn't really need to know all that........... hey ho...onward and upward as they say.

So did you all have a good weekend then?..any crafting?......popping round blog land you all seem to have been busy...doesn't ease my guilt when I see you all playing you know.It just really serves to actually remind me how much Christmas stuff I have that is still unused!

 I do however have a card to share with it is.............and it's not a Christmas one!

This is a die I bought a while back in a sale and have never used so I decided to air it and cut it on a scrap of pearlescent card from the bit box, then I mounted it on the same card (another piece from the bit box) which I cut with pierced squares...the double ones by sue Wilson (really like them). Then I cut it again from another scrap of white card and cut out the butterflies with a craft knife, inked them with a pearl ink and mounted over the top of the same butterflies in the die.....added the pearls and the sentiment..(.Diesire die) then mounted the whole thing on 3D foam on my base card.

There we have it. My only problem is the red bits you can see...........funny the camera does not pick up the lovely sheen to the card, but picks up the red bits from the die....the die itself is red(can't remember the next time I must remember to use some waxed paper and hopefully avoid that.

Right I had better prance off to the craft room and see if I can squeeze some inspiration from my soggy mind. I do hope you are all well and not going through the tissues at the same rate as me!
Hubby has a day off tomorrow for my Birthday so we can go out............then he works on his Birthday next week because he has no holiday him. After the birthdays are over we can think Christmas!

Take care my friends and I may see you in the playground this week with this one  (if I get there). Might blow the cobwebs away!

See you later and thank you so much for calling in and saying is so very much appreciated...big hugs to you all..........careful don't catch the cold!

Oh nearly forgot to tell you that the washer got fixed, a day later than was ill...perhaps he too had the cold? he would have had the flu!


Love Carole xx

Challenges entered..........Snippets playground 204

Friday, 13 November 2015

Ta-dah!! not one but two!

Hello everyone!
The kettle is on so make yourself comfy and lets have a natter. So how are we all at the end of another week? Good I hope...better than the weather's cold, wet and squally (windy gusts with rain for those that do not know that word). Definitely a stay indoors day...that's why I have to go out later!!
First I must welcome Kim as my latest follower and she makes my numbers to a nice round 30 (just my age...I wish)......Thank you Kim...... I hope you will be a regular caller Kim as time allows.

Here it is then...the long awaited first Christmas card.......taken from a Creative Expression design so once again I take no credit for that though I did change the embossing folder and the colour of the tree.

I used my new double pierced square dies (Sue Wilson) for my mats. The tree is also Sue Wilson and the embellishments are Creative Expressions. A bit of 3D foam for dimension ...not photographed well I am afraid.
OK so that fired a little inspiration and I came up with a twofer (as they seem to call it).

Smaller and flatter and easier to post and very simple too (don't say it). I used the snowfall embossing folder from Taylored Expressions (I think). A good one for batch making this one.

Well I spent the last two weeks with trips to the dentist as I broke a tooth!  I tell you my body is falling apart...and the Body Shop does not seem to sell what I need! Oh! and the washing machine has now decided it's time to play dirty (get it?...oh never mind) and so the repair guy is due Monday. It will have taken a week by then for them to get to it...imagine what will be happening here on Monday! Everything is packing up this year in this household...yes including me....good job hubby keeps going. Mmmmmm that's a thought I wonder if he could put me on a maintenance contract (he probably thinks I already am...maintained by him at a cost)

Well I wish you all a super weekend...........Christmas shopping is done at this end (SMUG or what!)
Take care, keep safe and well....and I truly do appreciate all your lovely warm and supportive comments that you leave for me.Thank You is so good to catch up with friends.
See you next week I hope.
Crafty hugs and love
Carole xx

Challenges entered :- TBA

Thursday, 5 November 2015

With love

Hi there.....yes it 's me!.... With a card!.... Thank you for popping by it is so much appreciated.
Well I am getting a bit more back into my card making but I have to say that the ideas are very slow to come hence this one is basically a copy of one on a leaflet that I picked up. It uses Sara Davis's signature butterfly collection....very pretty, but I take no credit whatsoever for the design. I do like the end result though. Just very slightly different in the dies I used.

A bit of a dark and miserable day here again today so the photo is not as bright as it should be. All papers and the butterfly and with love dies are from the above mentioned range. The leafy swirl is one of the very first dies I ever bought and I think it is a Marianne die...can't be certain though! Pretty straightforward in its construction. I just love the font on these dies.

Bonfire night is in full swing round here with fires and rockets etc...quite tomorrow will be foggy again!

So how are we all? I hope you are all well. I know you are all crafting like mad and putting me to shame...but watch this space I will be back next week first Christmas card.............again not my design, but worth a blog anyway I reckon.

So what are we all up to this weekend?  Hubby has a long weekend's Christmas shopping tomorrow and Monday..............think it will take me a while...plenty of tea breaks!! and rest stops....but it has to be done. Just think how smug I will feel when it is done! It's a bit like card making really isn't it...the shopping...coming up with the idea is the hard bit!
Wherever you are and whatever you do , enjoy it and stay safe. Thanks again for popping by....hope to see you all again soon.

Off the the snippets playground with this as those tiny butterflies and fronds were cut from left over bits in the box......may see some of you there.

Love Carole xx

Snippets Playground  week 201