Tuesday 31 March 2009


hi peeps how are we all doing, not long been in from work thought i would post this card i have made for http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
I just love pink and black its totally my fav at the moment. Over at sketch Saturday this weeks challenge was a lovely sketch and the cards from the DT are fab as usual.
I have used my cuttle bug embossing folder swirls for the top part of the card, nesties for the circle centre piece and Penny black stamp for image used black gems on the backing paper at the bottom to represent the circles on the sketch.Thanks for stopping by and don't be shy say hello.......seya carol x

Sunday 29 March 2009

Creative inspirations 1st challenge

Hello and Good morning .....have you seen the new challenge blog over at Creative inspirations,
this first weeks challenge is a sketch and there is also some great DT cards to have a peep at,So i thought i would give it a little try,
Well i'm off to work now. :( Thanks for your visit, x carol

Creative card crew challenge

Hello Peeps and what a fab day it is today a totally different one to yesterday, Just quickly did this card for the CCC http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/
as a little late with it this week.... "Warm colours", and after doing those latest cards for the "spring time" ribbon challenge which i added yesterday the contrast is so so different.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, off to do a little blog hopping looking for candy, hugs carol xx

Saturday 28 March 2009


Good morning.....well its Saturday and its raining again, blowing a gale up in the north east of England, don't feel like going any where today, so quick pop out to shops for odds and ends then back home in the warm to craft....sounds good to me.lol
Made these cards for the "Spring Time" crafty ribbons blog, they use the cards for promoting their ribbons at the craft shows. I get to keep all the lovely ribbons what are left over....hehehe
Not done any other challenges this week, just run out of time did more hours at work...but it will give me a little bit more money...
Enjoy the weekend hugs carol xx

Saturday 21 March 2009

Creative card crew challenge 3

Hi everyone thought i would just add this challenge card whilst i had a moment
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ has this challenge of NO backing paper to be used, Mmmmmmm lost without the lovely papers i thought....but the cuttle bug is very useful little gadget, so this is what i came up with.
Enjoyed my little shopping trip today, got a few things from hobby craft but i cannot get them til tomorrow,because they were for Mothers Day and have some money left over so think i may have to go for some new nesties,
Well thanks for stopping by again, off to have a little drink and take away hmmm sounds lovely, hugs carol


Hi and Good Morning peeps, Looks like its going to be a lovely sunny day again.....don't think i will get much crafting done today will leave it til tonight, need to grab these lovely days while we can..lol. Off to hobby craft today to see what jumps out at me, as my children have decided to buy me crafting Goodies for Mothers Day...aah how sweet of them,they know me so well.
This card is for the lovely Truly Scrumptious challenge,http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/
which is a sketch and you had to include shiny bits and bobs so have used, Pink mirror card, charm and glittered the pressie on the image and used glittered corners, The papers are a Touch of Pink and the image is a PB. Thanks for popping by today...enjoy the weekend folks, hugs carol xx

Friday 20 March 2009

Cupcake craft Challenge

This is another one of my little creations done today, it was a colour challenge from Cupcake craft challenge blog,http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ you had a few choices of brown with blue, or with pink or with green, i choose brown and pink and used the lovely stamps from Daisy and Dandelion range. added embellishments from my stock. Hugs carol xx

Pink elephant challenge

Hi friends... sorry not been around, just too much on at the moment to do any crafting and even less time had for blog hopping, but!!! yippee found a little me time to day and did some challenge cards first one is for Pink elephant,http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/ and its all about Buttons this week so this is my take.... used Claire Curd new stamps for men range which i am loving at the moment, great to stamp with, thanks for popping by. x carol

Sunday 15 March 2009

Inky Impressions 1st Design Team Call

I have just seen the post for DT call for Inky Impressions http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/ 1st stage, you have to do a posting with two of your cards, which shows your colouring technique, as you will need to colour all of the creations on this blog challenge site,i have chosen these two. Hopefully i have chosen the right ones!! hugs carol x

Cute card Thursday

This is my next card i used with my new stamps Daisy and Dandelion, these are so cute and adorable, This also was a sketch for this weeks challenge Cute card Thursday,http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/papers are from paper mania. thanks for looking, hugs carol

One stop card craft challenge

hi peeps, well i did go shopping a little yesterday and bought me a few new stamps, Claire curd range, the men ones oh they are lovely to stamp with, so decided to use them on this challenge, The OSCC http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
was a sketch and you had to include doodles and this is my interpretation of it, the image, sentiment and buttons which are shrink plastic, were all stamped from this range, fake stitching for the doodles and used the papermania papers for men. thanks x carol

Saturday 14 March 2009

This other card i have added was for my son to give to his girlfriend only asked for it this morning and wanted it there and then,,lol so made this a quickie, used PB image, cuttle bug to emboss and my trusty MS punch yet again. also used a new flower punch which embosses also.
thanks again for looking, hugs carol xx

Cupcake challenge / Sketch saturday

well this is my little attempt at this weeks challenge over on the cupcake blog.http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ A card for spring, so this is how i have interpret spring,
Used this lovely stamp, one of my fav's, mattered and layered papers from my glitter stack. added ribbons and flowers from stash.
I am also adding this to the sketch Saturday challenge, you can find there blog here....http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/Both these challenges have fab inspiration from the Design Teams so pop over and have a peek.
thanks for stopping by hugs carol xx

Happy Saturday everyone!!

Good morning, well the sun is out and it looks lovely, what are we all up to today, well i think i will be popping out and having a look in the craft shops as not been shopping for ages for crafty things, lol... think i may be having withdrawal symptoms.
Did all my boring stuff yesterday, H....w... so will be making some challenge blog cards later today, so pop back later if you fancy a peek.
Hope everyone a great sunny weekend...enjoy hugs carol xx

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Creative card crew challenge

Hi just thought i would quickly pop this onto my blog....creative card crew have just started with there first challenge you can find them at http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ the challenge has kicked off with a colour challenge of Green, the dark card is green it does look a bit like black, used my most MS fav punch yet again.....just cannot resist this LOL, may have to invest in another one soon, thanks for looking and don't be shy,please let me know you've been peeking, hehe, hugs carol

Monday 9 March 2009


Good morning peeps, on a day off today so able to get this card added to my blog, this is for the Penny Black challenge recipe 3,2,1.... 3 brads, 2 ribbons and 1 flower.You can find all the DT cards here
Used mt cuttle bug for backing embossed. cute PB stamp, used papers from my glitter stack, made flower out of the same paper added ribbon and brads from stash.
speak to you soon have a good day, hugs carol xx

Sunday 8 March 2009


hello peeps, how are you all this cold rainy evening. Hope you have all had a lovely weekend, I've not really done much did some crafting today, and all the boring stuff also, which i cannot get away from but still off tomorrow so can do something nice then.
well back to my paper crafting, this card is for the truly scrumptious blog,http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/ used a PB stamp which i have had ages and not really used, the Butterfly buttons i made out of shrink plastic, mattered and layered different shades of green and pink papers, added a lovely Dottie ribbon. love dots i do. well what do you think!!!
I am also adding a link for http://charmedcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-candy-with-twist.html as they have some fantastic blog candy....copics!!! wow i have added picie in side bar.
thanks again for taking a peek, hugs and goodnight x carol

Saturday 7 March 2009

found so much blog candy

I have just found this fantastic blog candy up for the takings at susie stop by and take a look its wonderful you could not not do any crafting once you won this!it closes on the
21st of march, hugs carol x

Friday 6 March 2009


Hi peeps, well its Friday whoopee!! off now until Tuesday, that sounds good...may get a bit crafting done. started already really cos i have just made this card for the cupcake craft challenge... http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ the challenge this week is to be inspired by a lovely photo of yellow flowers in a white vase, which remind me of spring and Easter. so i have used the Sarah Kay image with the little chicks, my cuttle bug for the shapes and embossing, ribbon, flowers etc from my stash. added a little flower charm on the ribbon. oh and not forgetting my new Martha Stewart punch for the lace edging which i love already and cannot resist using it only had it a few days. thanks for stopping by.
hugs carol

Wednesday 4 March 2009


good evening ......i always seem to leave this one till the last minute so i have made an extra effort and done it to night..whoope
The colours were blue and brown for the colour create challenge http://www.colourcreatechallenge.blogspot.com/, with the extra option of lace and pearls which i have done, Used my new lace punch from Martha Stewart range oo i must say its fab to use, PB image used "uplifting occasions" flowers, pearls and and ribbon from stash, thanks for stopping by hugs carol xx

Tuesday 3 March 2009


wow this is a lovely cute blog award which has been given to me by angel http://angel-angelsdelights.blogspot.com/ and also by denise over at http://craftycrafterdenise.blogspot.com/ thankyou both so much for thinking of me.
Now all i have to do is pass it on to another 10 blogs, how easy can that be...... ha well i find this really hard cos there is so many lovely... gorgeous.... inspirational blogs out there!!!
so here goes...
well thats six picked,hehe will be back another night with another four.
Goodnight sleep tight. hugs carol

Sunday 1 March 2009

CCSR both challenges

Hi again i fell like i have never been away from here today, third post in one day wow first for me.
This is the CCSR colour challenge which was pink, black and blue, There is also a sketch to do so i have combined them. This is their first challenge.
Claire kicked off her party with lots of goodies and wow some great cards from the DT, the new range looks brillant must get me some of these goodies,
hugs carol xx

cup cake craft challenge

this is my card i have done for the challenge at http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/It was a sketch this week, used the black and white theme with the invertage picture, thanks for looking, x carol

hi and Goodmorning

Hi all you blog hopping crafters out there!
It is a lovely March the 1st day today first day of spring...hopefully.
Well i would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who visited my blog be it for inspiration, or just to win the candy!!!LOL i really don't mind either way as i got to see some great blogs and some great ideas when i peeked.
Now this morning i used Random.org to pick my winner and the winner is.......


Please contact me vie e-mail carolcroft7@btinternet.com and let me no your details so i can get your goodies off to you.
If by any chance Tanmo does not get back to me by Tuesday evening 9.pm. i will re do this selection again, thanks again crafters. have a lovely day! hugs carol