Friday 18 December 2009

Crafty Catz challenge card # 13

Good evening peeps, have we all had some of the white some more than others i think! well this week we have a "Fairy tale in New York" theme over at so i continued with snow and thought of the lovely ice rink in central park. I found this a very mind tasking challenge this week but got there in the least i think i did. lol
Your comments are always very welcome, thanks for stopping by again this week, I hope everyone has a fab Christmas and a Happy New Year as i don't think i will have much time this next week to say that again as i am a little bit behind with things.. hugs carol x

Friday 11 December 2009

Crafty Catz challenge card # 12

hiya.....are we all shopped just got lots of wrapping to do!! ha i wish, i must get a move on with the Xmas pressie's. is there anybody like me and totally behind with things this year.
This weeks challenge at was great for me as i needed to make my Mum in laws Birthday card, and she loves the colours chosen for this weeks challenge by Dianne...Brown,cream, white and a touch of Gold.
Used the papers from the CCSR and these fab retro images added flowers from stash and a lovely cream and gold ribbon. Hope she likes it!!
Well must go and catch up on some blogs, hugs to keep you warm as its going to be COLD!!! for the weekend. x carol

Thursday 3 December 2009

Crafty Catz challenge 11

Hello ....sorry i haven't posted since last week, I just run out of time!! don't know where it goes.
well this weeks challenge over at Crafty Catz is a colour challenge and it's perfect for a christmas card or
RED,GREEN and SILVER, There is a prize up for grabs too so why not pop over and join in...
I have used a PB image and as you can see Christmas papers, added snowflakes and a little twinkling bell and some lovely rich red ribbon.

Now i hope you are all getting sorted for that special time of year..Happy shopping x carol

Friday 27 November 2009

Angels and Fairies Craftycatz DT card.

Good Morning, Christmas is coming around fast don't you this week i have had to make head way with my Christmas cards, The challenge this week at CraftyCatz is Angels and Fairies which can lead nicely into Christmas!!
I am a bit addicted to the Easel cards cos here is another one, used this gorgeous PB stamp, she is so cute...added glitter on wings and stars. papers were printed off a craft CD.
Don't forget we have A DT call going at the moment, pop by and read what you have to do.
Have a lovely weekend everyone, x carol

Tuesday 24 November 2009

crafty ribbons cards

hello, has anyone turned into a duck yet then, so much water!!! its sure to stop some time don't you think..
I have been busy doing these few cards for Crafty Ribbons challenge, if you have not already had a peek at Crafty ribbons you are missing out on some gorgeous ribbons.
I have used a PB image, Tatty ted and Forever friends image also some Christmas papers from last year.
thanks for taking time to pop by, carol x

Sunday 22 November 2009

My PB easel card

Good Morning on this going to be wet Sunday morning, i thought it was going to be dry today but as i am typing its getting darker and darker...
Made this card for a Do Craft challenge, swirls and fake stitching and a different fold and not forgetting a PB image, so here is my easel card,
Thanks for popping by enjoy the rest of the weekend, x carol

Friday 20 November 2009

Crafty Catz DT challenge card and DT call

Hi there!! well another week goes by and we are here again a new challenge at
BUT this week we are having a DT call too, so go on give it ago, all you have to do is take part in this week and next weeks challenges, the project must be solely for crafty Catz...
This weeks challenge is all about "celebration" this has too feature somewhere on the card. I have used the cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss dots also this fab image from PB. had to do a quick one this week have not been to well, had my swine flu vaccine and its made me feel just out of sorts,
Looking forward to seeing all your entries...Good luck! hugs carolxx

Monday 16 November 2009


Hello.. i have received this lovely blog award from another blog friend mandy, i was given it a week or so ago but just never got round to adding it to my blog, how horrible of me i know!!
These are the questions you need to complete...
1-Where is your cell-phone-getting
3-Mother-Gone forever
4-Father- Gone forever
5-What is your favourite food- sundays dinner
6-Dream last night-No dream
7-Favourite drink-peach schnapps and lemonade
8-Your dream goal-Too own my own craft shop
9-What room are you in-Living room
10-Your hobby-Card making
11-Your Fear- that me or my hubby will die before we grow old together
12-Where do you want to live in six years time- A bigger house would be nice, as long as we are together
13-Where were you last night-HOME
14-Something that you arn't-RICH
15-Muffins-Double chocolate chip
16-Whish list item-oh i would run out of paper
17-Where did you grow up-same place i am now
18-Last thing you paper pierced-Tilda
19-What are you wearing-PJ'S
20-Your tv-ON
21-Your pet's-Neo my dog
22-Your friends-a fab bunch
23-Your life-GREAT
24-Your mood-GREAT
25-Missing someone-Yes
27-Something your not wearing-Makeup
28-Your favourite store-Love any craft store
29-Your favourite colour-Pink
30-Last time you laughed-Last night
31-Last time you cried-At least a week ago
32-Your best friend-Janet
33-One place you woud go to over and over-majorca
34-One person who emails you regularly-denise
35-Favourite place to eat-Home

Please take this blog award if you are visiting my blog within the next week as i could not pick the five peeps i needed to pass this on too, as you are all fab blog friends.

Sunday 15 November 2009

creative inspirations challenge

Evening peeps, this card is for"New or unused craft item, Mine is unused stamp, had him for a long time and only used him once i think, so here he is again and i have left him near the top of my stamps so i will use him more often..coz i do think he's cute!, The ribbon is from craft ribbons, also used my Butterfly punch which happens to be my fav punch apart from the MS punches that is...
Hope you like and any i would love to know if you stopped by,hugs carol x

Friday 13 November 2009

Crafty Catz DT card

Hello again, this week at CraftyCatz we have another fantastic sketch,this time it was Dianne's turn to set this weeks. loved doing this one, used this fab Pb image, papers are from old stash had them a while. flowers and charm added for the embellishments. Hope you will pop over and join in the challenge this week as there is a fab stamp up for the prize.

Have a lovely weekend everyone, but might be best stayin in doors and do some christmas cards, cause there is a storm coming...
hugs carol x

Sunday 8 November 2009

1 Card 3 challenges

hello....just a quickie today to add my card for and and
This weeks colours are Blue,Silver and White at colour create, with an option of adding winter and glitter into the mix. The DT cards are fab why not pop over and join in,as the colours fit the Christmas card list perfectly.Stamp challenge is a receipe of i ribbon, 2 papers and thre embellishments in total or three different kinds. First time i have played along with this blog, and lastly " bring out your bling" is what they want at allsorts challenge blog so there is plenty sparkle on here!! A ll DT cards are fab as usual go check them out.
This image was sent to me from a friend so not sure who's it it, papers are from last years stash, snowflake made with the cuttlebug. thanks for looking and any comments you may wish to leave, hugs carol x

Friday 6 November 2009

Crafty Catz DT challenge #7 card

hello....what a fresh cold day it is today, winter i think is here...well this week over at
its my challenge and i have decided to go Dottie!!! i know what you are thinking i am properly already Dottie...well not everyday! lol

There is some fab new stamps and flowers up for the prize too, which our lovely Kirsty has supplied especially for you.
Go on have a wander over and join in, you may even get picked for our Top five!!

My papers i have used today are from a craft CD which i must be honest had for ages but only recently started to use it,this image was given to me by a DC friend, think its a sugar nellie stamp, so i am not much help, but hope you like the card anyway!
hugs carol x

Friday 30 October 2009

Crafty Catz DT card

Hi... Our challenge this week at
is a sketch, suzi set the challenge this week and what a fab sketch it is too,I love doing sketches as i think thats the hardest bit of the card thinking which way to lay things out..why not hop over and have a peek at the fab DT cards, i am sure you will get inspired to join in with this weeks challenge,
loved that you popped by, just let me know you visited then i can call on you some time..x carol

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Allsorts challenge

Hiya.. what you all been up to then!! has everyone started the "Christmas Shopping", i started mine a few weeks back now, thought i would try and be in control...ha
Its hard at the moment to find a challenge without it been for Halloween don't you think, i just don't do Halloween cards. But found a one eventually at challenge is called "Furry Friends" so i have used this gorgeous bear stamp, which i must say i use a fare amount, papers are from Costco which i bought ages ago, embellishments from stash.
Thanks for popping round, do come back soon!
x carol

Sunday 25 October 2009

Friday Sketchers

Hello my fellow bloggers, hope you are having a lovely weekend.
I have added my card to day for, not done this before i don't think, The design team have been really busy with the sketch, loved the sketch layout so thought i would use it to make my Friends Birthday card for next month.

Friday 23 October 2009

Crafty Catz DT challenge card

Hello again, not had much luck at doing extra cards for challenges this week, the days are just far to short. On top of that i had a poorly printer and i could not print anything off, just when i needed too for this weeks challenge at
Our sponsor this week is Pink Petticoat and they let us have some fab images and papers to download to make our challenge card this week called "Buttons and Brads" How great was that, so i quickly took husband to the shop, lol he was buying see!!

Why not pop over and have a look at the other DT cards and join in with the challenge, I'm sure you will find some inspiration.
thanks for stopping by, x carol

Friday 16 October 2009

CraftyCatz DT challenge card

Hello again, oh i have not posted any challenges this week, life just got in the way a little bit, how dare
But had to find time to add my DT card for This week we are having a colour challenge set by Dianne of Black and white with an optional other colour, i have chosen red to add into the mix.I have used this fab Papermania Bauble stamp, which i love, added little bells which tinkle away, Why don't you pop over there and see what the prize is too for the winner, You could even be chosen for the top FIVE
Thanks for stopping by, hugs carol x

Friday 9 October 2009

Snowmen and Snowflakes !! DT card

hiya...i love Xmas so i chose this challenge over at The image is a Penny Black image one of my fav's at the moment, papers are from last years stash so sorry not sure of the make. snowflakes are from the cuttle bug die cut.
Hope you will go and have a peek as the DT cards are lovely and give some great inspiration. with a great prize up for the winner too,
hugs carol x

Thursday 8 October 2009

sketch and stash challenge

hiya first time i have took part in this challenge for used my new promarkers to colour this fab image in, the new colours are fantastic i love them all, Managed to get my hands on one of these fab Butterfly punchs so this is a new item of mine too.
Any comments are much appreciated, hugs carol x

Tuesday 6 October 2009

abc challenge

hi all, Been playing with my new promarkers again and thought i may as well find a challenge to do too, so here it is, the challenge is " E" for embossing so i used the cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder and this stamp which i have had for ages and never used. She is cute and cuddly don't know how i forgot about her, Flowers and ribbons from stash, MS lace boarder punch again, cannot not use this. thanks for taken time to peek, hugs carol x

one stop craft challenge

hi ...well what a wet horrible grey day its been today ,is it the same where you are.
so i have just stayed in all day as had a few days off work, playing with my NEW colour pro markers all 56 of them whooppeee, Hubby bought them for me for my Birthday yesterday.. wonderful hubby he is.
Decided to join in the challenge over at "Autumn inspiration" used this gorjuss girl image, cuttlebug used with nesties, and for corners and flower, sorry had papers a while and just cannot remember where they are from.
Thanks for popping by, hugs carol x

Sunday 4 October 2009

GDT card for AnyoneforAnya challenge Truly Scrumptious challenge

Hello again, Told you i would be just to add GDT card. There challenge this week has to represent you in some way, well i chose xmas Anya coz i love xmas and i like glitz and glamour and wrapping up cozy in the winter.
Papers are from Christmas paper stack, Christmas Anya, snowflakes from die cut cuttlebug. added a couple of little bells and ribbon from stash. I also used this card for as they have a fab sketch to follow for their challenge.
Thanks again for taken time out to have a peek, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
hugs carol x

Creative Card Crew AND Cupcake challenge plus Diecut dreams

Hi all, did we all have a lovely card makers day, i know i did, caught up on lots of my challenge cards for DC and my GDT card for AnyoneforAnya which i will be adding later today.
So for now i am adding this card which i am using for three challenges which is all about "Bugs" and is "all that sparkles" also adding it to which is "Ribbon and Trims" i have used this fab Butterfly paper and added a die cut Butterfly for the bug thing and sprayed all of the card with a glitter spray and shine, which is Gorgeous,with added sparkly corners. Gorjuss Girl image used, with a Big Bow to finish it off.
thanks for stopping by, x carol

Saturday 3 October 2009


Good Morning and Happy Card makers Day!!!!! yep that's right so all day today we can craft its you have an excuse to do nothing!
I have added my to days card for not done this one for a while now but the dots is what i love and the challenge is "Dots,Punch and Tag" so this is mine with all of that.
Used CCSR papers This fab PB image and used MS boarder punch. Cuttlebug die cut flowers and nestie shapes.
Have a wonderful card makers day today...hugs carol..

Thursday 1 October 2009

Crafty Catz DT challenge card

Afternoon peeps, This weeks challenge at is all about Butterflies, I have used CCSR butterfly papers to decorate the gate fold card. MS punch used for the boarders, Coloured my butterfly with pro markers and glittered parts of the wings. flower from stash with Butterfly charms and pins. Added Punched Butterfly inside the card, with nestie shapes.
thanks for stopping by, please let me know you've been so i can come and visit your place too!!:)
x carol

Sunday 27 September 2009

Challenges are US!! yep two posts in one day...
Been working on this card all morning, i thought i would try and cover lots of challenges on this one... challenge this week is to decorate the inside of the card, is Hot Pink, Dusty Pink and Iced Chocolate, and the little optional xtra is pearls and swirls, is all about Die cuts.Then last but not least is the challenge over on they are wanting 3D elements for there challenge.
Papers used were from the Big one, Gorgeous Tilda image which i stamped twice and then 3D some of the image. Martha Stewart lace punch, pink flat backed pearls. Swirls made with sizzix die cut, die cut shapes for inside from the die cut nesties shapes.
Thanks again for taking the time to pop by, love to here what you think.hugs carol x

Guest Design card for Anyone for Anya challenge

Hello, How has your weekend been, well i have had a little bit of shopping and card making as needed to get this card done for my Guest Design Team spot at
was so pleased to do this as i love the Anya stamps. There is a fab sketch to follow why don't you pop over and have a peep at all those lovely Anya cards off the Design Team and guests.
Thanks for popping by hugs carol x

Wednesday 23 September 2009

CraftyCatz DT challenge card

Hopefully you will be reading this on Friday morning while i am at work.. This is my first DT card for our first challenge over at CraftyCatz challenge, I have been soooo excited since i got to know i was part of the team, I hope you will all have a peep at the new challenge Blog and join in with the challenges from week to week.
The theme this week is a colour challenge "Brown, Green and Blue". I have used "Bird House" stamp by Sugar Nellie, coloured with my new found friends "Promarkers" these are fantastic to use. papers are from Papermania Flowery colossal paper pack, MS lace boarder punch,Cuttlebug die cuts for the corners, flowers and pins from stash.
Thanks for popping by to have a peek. hugs carol x sorry forgot to change date on top will correct later if i

Allsorts challenge

Evening peeps, My card today is for the theme is "Snowflakes in September" which suits me fine coz i love snowflakes and its another card for my Christmas list..whoope need many my fav PB image for Xmas, snowflake punch, corners and brads also cuttlebug large die cut snowflakes.
thanks for stopping by, x carol

Sunday 20 September 2009

Creative Inspiration challenge

Evening peeps been a few days since last post, been busy making Birthday cards such a busy time September for Birthdays. Managed to do this one today for the theme this week is "Animals" well these little animals have had a little too much Birthday cake, they are the same as us, just don't know when too stop with
Well I'm wishing for the weekend again...I know i know its not even Monday yet.
Take care, hugs carol x

Wednesday 16 September 2009

Stamptacular Sunday challenge

Evening everyone, well its mid week so just a couple of days then we are off for the weekend..whoopee!! no wonder my weeks fly by always wishing for the
I have added this card today for they have a fab sketch to follow this week, so i have made good use of it and added to my Christmas card collection. Hope you like,
hugs carol x

Tuesday 15 September 2009

One card,three challenges

Hello again, I am still so excited about my DT post over at craftycatz, why not pop over and follow us ready for the launch as the date has been set for September 25th.
Now my card today is for have not entered this challenge for a while now, this one is called " Let it snow" yes you guessed it... a Christmas one. I have also combined this card with and this week its a sketch to follow and two colours of your choice.
Its also great that i have got the challenge over at covered on this one too as the challenge is Embossing. wonderful cards over on the blog from the DT.
Please say hello when you visit, hugs carol x

Monday 14 September 2009


Hi its me again i forgot to add this card as i was so excited to tell you my latest news, if you don't already know please read further down. hehe
My card is for the challenge over at Colour create,
the colours are neon green and black, I think they go really well together. Why don't you pop over and see all the DT cards, they are fab. hugs carol x

New Challenge Blog

hiya.. wow i have some fantastic news, there is to be a new challenge blog starting soon, called Crafty Catz and guess who is part of the Fab DT.......yes ME!!!! i know its so fantastic news.
The challenges will start on a Friday each week, I will keep you all posted on the first challenge date which will be sorted very soon. I have added a link in my side bar, please pop over and have a look at the other DT blogs who will be having fun together.
I will be adding some blog candy to celebrate my first DT post and also because its my Birthday coming up around the date we think it may start and i have also had so many peeps visit my blog the number has just crept up on me as i am hitting the 12,000, so watch this space.
Hugs x carol

Sunday 13 September 2009

Creative Inspiration challenge

Evening peeps, I have had a lovely peaceful afternoon making my challenge cards, so here is one of them, its for which was a sketch to follow and it needs to have brads or eyelets. I have used this lovely PB image and papers were a freebie from a magazine.hugs carol x

Saturday 12 September 2009

Crafty cardmakers challenge

Hello are we all enjoying the lovely weather, I managed to have a little wander to Team valley, Gateshead to Hobbycraft, didn't really get much just some ribbons which were on clearance and some xmas stamps so got a little craft fix! to keep me going.
My card today is for which is a sketch you had to follow, i have also combined this challenge with the GG challenge on DC site which was pink and blue.
Thanks for stopping by. hugs carol x

Friday 11 September 2009

Anyone for Anya challenge

WOW the weeks go by so fast, its Friday yet again will soon be Xmas before we know has anyone started there Xmas shopping?
Well my card today is for it is called Buttons,Brads and Bows you can use all of these or just one, which ever takes your fancy. My fancy was all of them...this little Anya has been shopping, and i need to go shopping for the new Anya stamps that's out, they are gorgeous.
Have an enjoyable weekend everyone, hugs carol x

Tuesday 8 September 2009

Stamptacular Sunday challenge

hello guys, decided to do this card for as i had a little time to myself today,its a great challenge and the DT cards are so funny as its called "off the wall slap your knee funny" why not pop over there and have a look see
hugs carol x