Monday, 23 May 2016

"Chin up"

Well hello everyone.
I can't believe where the past two weeks have gone.....I have been busy with various things...mainly appointments...some not so nice...others OK ....and of course a couple of days with Iain,Nicole and Thomas! (Managed to get rid of the cold before then...Thank you for all your Get Well wishes)

After all that I have only a very simple quick card to share ...I was in two minds whether to show you....but as I have nothing else here it is.
 A couple of weeks ago I received a parcel in the post...I was a winner in a magazine draw for some Hunkydory products......very pretty, and as you know I really like their adorable scorable card, so as the mojo had gone.(probably still with Thomas) I cribbed from the ideas sheet that came with the goodies, and basically copied brownie points I know, but quite suitable for my mum and step-dads Wedding Anniversary this week.....I did add the obligatory glamour dust in places!

The hardest part to this was cutting round the flowers with the craft knife to insert the topper. It has a lovely sheen and foiling in real life...not so apparent on my photo.

You may wonder about my post title.....well this is why.....note the caption underneath....

'Chin up Grandma'!......don't let them see the extra one!

This makes me smile every time I look at it...hope it does you too. He is 3 months old now...a real cutie (biased of course)...wonder when I shall get to see him again?

Thank you for stopping by, I will try not to be as long posting next time. Take care everyone...keep well......oh and chin up!
Carole xx

Friday, 6 May 2016

Halloween I 'm told!

Hi friends.........yes Halloween was the comment from eldest son on his Birthday card......

.. he thought what I had meant as red paint looked like blood.....wish I had used another colour now!!
So another flop as he didn't seem that keen...............remind me next year to buy one!! Sentiment computer generated and stamps from Crafters Companion 'For the Men'

I seem to have picked up a summer cold from somewhere.....well a cold anyway...the summer bit has passed me by although the past two days here have been warm and sunny (maybe that was summer) but today we are back to a blanket of cloud again. I need to get rid of it pronto as next week I am looking forward to a visit from ......yes Thomas!! my second cuddle...and I won't be allowed near if I have a cold will I!! he is 3 months old now and changed quite a bit since our visit to them.

I hope this finds you all well and ready for the weekend again...came round quick this week didn't it!.....because of the Bank Holiday.
Thank you for stopping by to visit me, your visits make my day! and I love catching up with your wonderful work on your blogs.

Enjoy your weekend...fingers crossed for that sun and we will catch up agan soon.....the kettle is calling now!...atishoo...and the
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Monday, 2 May 2016

New Home

Good evening everyone......another weekend gone and we are into May!....and still the weather is rubbish...I really want some warmth now all this cold and damp is wearing a bit thin.

My eldest son and his partner/girlfriend...whatever they call themselves these days...moved house this weekend and so this card was made for them.

I cut my layers with the double pierced squares (Sue Wilson) and stamped my little cottage and trees etc with some little stamps I have had for years and came across in my stash......coloured very simply with Copics. The New Home sentiment is a Crafters Companion Die'sire die....Then for some reason...and I am not sure what...I joined the dots  holes with a fine liner to look like faux stitching....and then I wished I hadn't!.....Well can't get it right all the time I guess.

I hope you are all well and enjoy the week ahead....a short one this week.....these Bank Holidays here in the UK always throw me out with the days!

See you later in the week with same son's birthday card! Take care.

Crafty hugs 
Carole xx