Thursday, 29 December 2011

candy candy candy!!!


Hi ..... i have just found this fab candy up for grabs, you can chose 20 promarkers of your choice, how fab would that be in the new year to play with
the link is here  you have until the 8th of jan to enter
my fingers are crossed 
x carol

Happy new year to come hopefully!!

Good Morning happy bloggers....well it's nearly NEW YEAR and our theme over at CRAFT is "New year"  so any project with this theme will be good.We were given some fab images to use from our sponsors and i chose this one, from lia stampz he looks a funny guy. the ribbon is from crafty ribbons. The papers were a freebie from a craft mag.  We also have another sponsor for this week and it is Sew many digital stamps
Sew Many Digital Stamps

LiaStampz
The DT have made some fabulous creations, why not pop on over and have a peek.
and we will be back again next year with more fab challenges for you to play along, and some great sponsors.
Now i also want to wish  all my friends and followers in blog land and the Do craft site
A VERY HAPPY AND FAB 
NEW YEAR
ALL THE BEST FOR 2012
i am adding this card to these other challenges,
I love promarkers.....anything goes
My mums craft.....anything goes
Paper pretties ....ring in the new year
The paper shelter....tied bow
hugs Carol xx

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Happy Birthday

Hi there..well i do hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and Santa was good to you.....It's my daughters 20th Birthday tomorrow so i have just finished making her card...yeah always leave things til the last minute..LOL. got to use m new MS punch which i got off santa!!. The papers are docraft papers which i have had a while now. The ribbon is from Crafty ribbon. and the image is a Kenny Kay. I have also made her a cake this afternoon, so i have been a little busy bee. Thought i might quickly add my post as i  have work at 6 for a couple of hours,





.I think,my writing needs a lot of practice but i did only use a make do piece of envelope and sniped the end of  so i could do the piping, i must get a better piping kit.
well take care catch up with you all later, i will be back on Thursday as CRAFT has a new challenge starting,
I am joining in with the following challenges
pollycraft monday......punch it
paper creations..something old, something new
Birthday sundaes.....must have birthday sentiment
hugs carol x

Friday, 23 December 2011


Hello......I would just like to wish all my followers and dearest blog friends a MERRY CHRISTMAS and my best wishes to you all for 2012.
THANK YOU for your visits hope to have many more in the new year, TAKE CARE  and be safe this Christmas. hugs carol xx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Have a pastel Christmas at CRAFT

hi just another quick post as i need to let you know CRAFT have a challenge running starting from today and it's "Pastel Christmas Colours" so you may be able to use this for your very last Christmas cards, or start on next years really early...plan to get ahead, i wish i could, i may do this year!!she says tongue in cheek...
well i cannot resist using my PB stamp, i use it every year i adore him, i have glittered his pom pom and just mattered and layered on shiny card, with a glitter ribbon from CRAFTY RIBBONS
Our sponsors this week are Robyns fetish designs and 2 cute rubber stamps
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More

2 Cute Rubber Stamps
so two fab prizes up for the takings.
thanks for taking time to pay a visit,
Have a lovely Christmas...and be safe
hugs Carol xx






sketch time at CRAFTY RIBBONS

Good Morning, well it's only 3 more sleeps til Mr Santa himself comes around....still a little few more things to be done before i am ready but i am sure i will get sorted in the end..lol
well my card today is for CRAFTY RIBBONS challenge and it is a sketch you will need to follow, and here it is
I am sure you will be able to make good use of it, looking forward to seeing what you create, now the rest of the DT have been really busy so why not pop on over for some inspiration if you have some spare time..

Friday, 16 December 2011

Santa's getting ready

Hello bloggers, well it's Friday and it's our last challenge of the year at CRAFTY CATZ wow where has it gone.....I wonder what 2012 brings us all.
Now the challenge at CRAFTY CATZ is "Santa's Hat" this could be anything to do with the image or an embellishment as long as we see one somewhere.
Our sponsor has given us some lovely images and i have used Santa's washing line, he must be getting ready for his busy night of the year!!

Hope you can join in with us, there is a lovely prize from The paper shelter.
I am adding this card to the following fab challenges going on at the mo
and the are:-
Four crafty chicks.....Christmas card
Al factory....Christmas
Crimbo Crackers......Christmas/embossing
Delightful challenges...Anything goes
Charisma Cards...Last minute Christmas makes
Paperplay........Christmas
take care everyone and thanks for stopping by
x Carol x

Thursday, 15 December 2011

DT card for CRAFT

Hi....hows everyone getting on with the Christmas preparations, me i am no where near, really behind with lots of things, BUT i am off starting tomorrow for a few days so hopefully i will get a little more organised....she says
Now over at CRAFT we have a new challenge started and it is a Christmas card with removable item...i had to use my brain cells a little for this one....haha in fact a lot, in the end i came up with a wallet card, as the images are removable. The image used on my card is from our sponsor

Bows and Berries Digital Stamps


The rest of the DT came up with some fab ideas if you fancy a peek, i am sure you will find some inspiration.
Have a nice day, thanks for saying HELLO and leaving your comments, very much appreciated,
hugs carol x

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Crafting when we can new challenge


Good Morning.......not a very nice day today we have rain here in the northeast of England, ooh well i suppose we are lucky it is not SNOW!
Its time for another challenge to start over at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN challenge blog and this week its FRIENDSHIP and our fab sponsors Kenny K give us some samples to use
i have not used Traditional colours for my Christmas card fancied a change as i have been doing a lot lately as you do..... at this time of year!
The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons and the papers are just what i had from last years stock.
Why not join in the challenge. it covers many creations as you can see by the rest of the DT projects.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend,
hugs carol and thanks for stopping by.
i have added my card to these other fab challenges going at the moment-
Catch the bug...Santa baby
Drunken stampers.......glittery holidays
wee memories...anything goes

Friday, 9 December 2011

Anything goes

Well i had to choose a christmas card for the "Anything Goes" challenge started over at
CRAFTY CATZ as you know i am so behind with my Christmas cards.
This adorable image is from our sponsors this week which is

and i have embossed again with the snowflake folder, the cute snowman ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
I will add this creation of mine to the following challenges,
Papertake weekly...Anything goes
Sweet stamps...Christmas bling
Tuesday throw down......celebrate the season
ok that's all from me, hope you get to do what ever you are planning this weekend,
take care now,
hugs carol x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Traditional Christmas

Hi there...how are you getting on with the Christmas cards, not too good if you are like me, i love card making but Christmas cards become a chore sometimes don't you think!! any how enough of my moans.
Here is my DT card for CRAFTY RIBBONS. challenge bog..the ribbons are from CRAFTY RIBBONS, which are available on line, and the image is a Crafters Companion image, she is a cutie!!
Our prize this fortnight is
from our sponsor Mulberry crafts

Fabulous Flowers

why not hop on over and have a peek to see the rest of the DT creations, i am sure you will find inspiration
I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Creative card crew...Tis the season
Craft your passion...Anything goes plus glitter
Heart song inspiration......Christmas and/or red,green and white
thanks again for your visits,
hugs carol x

Fancy a sketch!

Morning peeps, well my tree is up, went up last Saturday, i always manage to make a mess every where, do you?
Now this morning it's time to tell you about the challenge starting over at CRAFT ...it is a sketch challenge
Our sponsor this week is

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and
Floppy Latte Designs
My image is a Crafters Companion, these are just adorable, i have used red card stock and embossed with the snowflake design from the cuttle bug range, added a little sparkle to complete.
Why not pop on over i am sure you will love the sketch.
I am adding this card to these other fab challenges around at the moment...
Addicted to stamps........christmas
Come and get it chall........Anything Christmas
Lets ink it up.....Christmas
so glad you took the time to visit, have a nice day..
hugs carol x

Friday, 2 December 2011

What's yours


Good Morning..well it's here DECEMBER, the count down begins. still have lots of shopping to do and cards to make in fact i may even have to buy some....which is not like me at all.
oh well let me tell you about the new challenge starting at CRAFTY CATZ..... this week it is your fav Christmas colours with added Glitter so what is your fav christmas colours!!
My image was kindly given from our sponsor this week and that is
Backing paper is a freebie, added glitter to background and the lovely dottie ribbon is from my ribbon stash.
love to see you join in with us
i am adding this card to these other challenges
ai factory...something red
sassy studio....christmas and bling

take care x carol

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Christmas Gift


Evening all..ha sounds like a very old TV program!!
My blog post today is my DT creation for CRAFT, as the new challenge started today and it is Christmas present....so i have made this gift bag and added some sweets inside, May i say some of the sweets did find there way into my hands and even unwrapped themselves...haha. This was a free template from Susan Banks blog.
I stamped the bauble image which i got from the craft fair i went to the other weekend and it's from Chloe's cards, used a distress ink on all the white card and then decorated , these are so quick and easy to make, which make them perfect teacher gifts or just a little something to give to some one.Our sponsor is Lauretta digital stamps
and we have a second sponsor....Crimson cloud
so lots of prizes.....
I am adding this gift bag to the following challenges
paper play..tags and wrapping
paper crafting journey...anything goes
Thanks for popping by hugs carol x

Sunday, 27 November 2011

choose your sketch


Good morning... and HAPPY SUNDAY
Well it's another new challenge starting over at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN and it is a sketch challenge, but you can use any sketch you like from any blog, as long as you link your sketch showing which blog you found it on.....
Our sponsor this week is Tiddly inks...they have some fab images to play with..so cute!!
Our challenge will run for two weeks so you have lots of time to play along.
My sketch was chosen from Deconstructed challenge blog and is still running for another week.
I have used this adorable image as i have a friend in mind whilst making my card. and i think she will like this image. and i have used these favorite papers of mine.
I am also adding this card too these few other challenges:-
sweet and sassy...Favorite things
thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day what ever you have planned,
x carol

Friday, 25 November 2011

Is it snowman time yet!


Good Morning, and yep it's nearly weekend thank goodness!!

There is a new challenge just started today over at CRAFTY CATZ and this is my DT card. I used the sketch from sketch saturday which i really enjoyed using.
Our sponsor is
The papers were a freebie, the image i got last year , but could not use it as it was not in jpeg but my teamie buddy aunty Sue sorted this for me, she is so clever,
why not come and play a long with us, we would love to see your creations,have a good day
also adding my card too;-
DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, ........red and green
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS.......Christmas
x carol

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Tag time at CRAFTY RIBBONS

Hello again.....
It's time again for a new challenge over at CRAFTY RIBBONS to begin, those two weeks went so fast, This week it is MAKE A TAG and with so many pressies been given this next month am sure you will be needing one or two.
Our challenge will run for two weeks so you have lots of time to play along.
I have used a Meljens image he is cute don't you think ! the ribbons are from CRAFTY RIBBONS and i used the cuttle bug to cut the spellbinder label shape.
the prize this time around is
so go on what you waiting for these ribbons are gorgeous and they could be yours....
papercraft star....anything goes
Pennys challenge.tie it on
thanks again for popping by hugs carol x

how unusual is this !!

Hi there....i am really late with my post for my DT spots today, did not have time last night to set them for this morning and so this is me catching up...lol
well what do you think of my unusual Christmas card....never seen a pig on a Christmas card before, well this is the challenge at CRAFT this week make an "unusual Christmas" card/creation.
Our sponsor kindly supplied the images mine is from stamping boutique.
The Stamping Boutique
the other sponsor this week is Craft obsessions
Craft Obsessions
so two wonderful gifts for our winners.
DIGI DOODLE CRAFT......CHRISTMAS
paper crafting journey...anything goes
I LOVE PROMARKERS.......ANYTHING GOES
thank you for stopping by
hugs carol x

Friday, 18 November 2011

snowflakes


HELLO.....
i am getting on nicely with my Christmas Cards. it helps when you play along with the challenges going on at the moment, as there is a couple of sketch challenges i have added myself too over on the Do craft site. which i will use to make more Christmas cards with.
My card today as you see is for our "SNOWFLAKES" challenge at CRAFTY CATZ i have used this cute snowman image given to us by our sponsor.....Digital Delights
The backing embossed card is the snowflakes cuttle bug embossing folder and i have added glittered snowflakes.
would love to see more of your fab creations if you fancy playing along, why not hop on over and have a look at my teamies creations for more inspiration.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND,
This card also fits with the following fab challenges:-
Shelly's images......Christmas card

hugs carol x

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Seeing Stars!!!

Morning peeps.....HAPPY THURSDAY....
There's a new challenge starting over at CRAFT and the theme is "stars in your eyes" well i think this little lady maybe seeing stars in her eyes..lol
This image was given by our sponsor which is
which are fantastic, some of the images are so funny don't you think?
I kept it simple just used embossing folder for background and added my ribbon, see simple.....
Do hope you can find the time to join n with us as there is a fab prize up for grabs.
i will add this card to these other fab challenges around at the moment :-
Creative craft chall....minimalistic
Digital Tuesday.....christmas time
The pink elephant.......embossing
Lollipop crafts......use embossing no design papers
have a nice day...hugs carol x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Crafting when we can challenge


HAPPY SUNDAY..... how is everyone, the weekend goes over far to fast, but hey ho nothing i can do about that...
Here is my card for CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN challenge as it's a new one today and it is :-
FEMALE BIRTHDAY.....that's a easy one! i am sure you will need one of these cards really soon, they never come in wrong,
Our sponsor stretch and bubbles gave us a few images to play with and i chose this one saraphena

The papers are from me to you collection, and i have added an embossed back ground with a little distressing going on.
Hope you can pop on over sometime and get some fab inspiration from the other DT , would love to see your creations .
I am adding this card to these other fab challenges going on at the moment
2 sisters.....anything goes
Drunken stampers...up in the air
Patties creations...Birthday/thanks given
Enjoy whats left of the weekend.
hugs carol x

Friday, 11 November 2011

DIGI time at crafty catz


Afternoon peeps, wow what a grey day it is... a little chilly even. Before you go any further i would just like to say THANK YOU for your lovely comments you all leave on a regular basis i really do APPRECIATE them....
Yep it's Friday and that means a new challenge over at CRAFTY CATZ and we had so many entries last week my finger tips were hurting off typing all the comments..lol
I am sure you will enjoy this weeks challenge also as its "USE A DIGI" and there are a lot of these around lately!!
Our sponsor this week is Robyns fetish
who kindly gave us some fab images to play with this week. the papers are a freebie yet again from my craft mag. the snowflakes are cut with the cuttlebug and the little ribbon is from crafty ribbons

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