Sunday 31 May 2009

Nutshells blog DT card

Hi again and what a gorgeous weekend we are having...long may it last i say!
I have decided to try my creative hand for the DT post over at the new blog, have tried for a few DT posts and just was never that lucky, there is some very talented people out there! oh well fingers crossed.
You have a fab sketch to follow and you need to use this cute little lady as your image, I decoupaged her dress a little and added gems for her necklace and those lovely cute heart buttons where the pocket was and her clip in her hair,
CCSR papers used as well as papers from my a cd, Bearly Mine designs,
I hope you enjoy the rest of today, Happy crafting, hugs carol x

Saturday 30 May 2009

Tri fold card

Good Morning and what a gorgeous day it is...i have added today a tri fold card which i had already uploaded on the DC site so some of you may have seen it recently, loved making this one, cos its so different and unusual. Looks harder than it is once you get into it, Used PB image and papers from CCSR again, i know i always use this pack, lol but there is so much of it!, and great colours so find myself going back to it all the time. let me know what you think!

Thursday 28 May 2009

Sketch Saturday challenge

Evening peeps, wow two cards in one day it has to be a first, just wanted to add this card for
used one of my new sugar Nellie stamps for this one, embossing folder "swirls".
flowers,ribbon etc from stash
Thanks for taking the time to pop in hugs carol xx

Wednesday 27 May 2009

CCC challenge & Pink Elephant challenge

Hi again, well i am off work you see so that's how i can post everyday and make lots of challenge cards, whoppeee.
Went to the cinema yesterday with hubby and saw Angels and Demons with Tom hanks in and it was really good we both enjoyed it, I also enjoyed the packet of chocolate raisins, LOL.
Now this card added today is for "Pretty Flowers" and The DT have made some great cards as they always do on both blogs.
Used a fav sugar Nellie stamp and fab flowery backing paper. which gave me a lot of pastel colours to play with.
Thanks for looking catch you all later, today a may do a little retail craft shopping, hehe hugs carol x

Tuesday 26 May 2009


Good morning blog hoppers...
To days challenge card is for
The theme is "Buttons galore" so i have used Uplifting occasions stamp from PB and lovely little heart buttons which are so cute, added a few flowers to the flat buttons on the side, papers from CCSR
OK I'm off to catch up on H....W... and then me and hubby going to the movies as we are both off work this week on holiday, not going anywhere just relaxing!!
enjoy the rest of today peeps, if you are going to work i hope it passes soon for x carol

Colour Create challenge

Hi guys, what a gorgeous long weekend its been, hope you've all enjoyed it and had some time to yourself.
Not really been in a crafty mood,but managed to play a little this afternoon so did this challenge card for colours are lemon,Pink sorbet and chocolate it sounds like ice cream to me,delicious. hehe
The flowers and ribbon are from stash, and the image is from the Murray and Ethel range which are little amusing old folk. Not getting at anyone of a certain age here.LOL.
Please let me no you've been just say hello....if you want too, hugs carol

Saturday 23 May 2009

Stamptacular Sunday challenge

Hi all... ooops been missing from blog since Monday doesn't time fly when you are working, well i have managed to do this card for The challenge this week was to use Pink, Green and Brown.
Flowers are made from a cuttlebug die, papers from CCSR, thanks for looking, enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.
x carol

Monday 18 May 2009

sketch saturday

Hello again, well just got in from work and thought i might add this card for the made this yesterday whilst i was having a bit of a crafty moment Used some free papers which i got from the craft mag, these are fab i have used on a few of my cards lately, used my MS punch, Daisy stamp and flowers,ribbon etc from stash, Must remember to link this too the blog as forgot on another challenge card....DOH silly me!! so off to do that now before i forget..hehe, hugs carol xx

Sunday 17 May 2009

Just magnolia challenge

Hiya, well have we all had a lovely relaxing weekend..i do hope so! I have been catching up on that dreaded Housework but i have had time to do some card making, hehe.
This one is for it is such a great sketch this week, looks difficult but not once you get into it. Used some Free papers from the craft from stash. Thanks for stopping by again, hugs carol xx

Saturday 16 May 2009

CCC challenge & Creative Inspiration challenge

Hi everyone! Well my driving lesson with my 17 year old daughter did NOT go well, she has a mind of her own like most of that age, ended in a big shouting match:( so no more for a long time will leave to driving instructor, better him than
Back to what i like to do best do my challenges, so this latest card is for
"Embossing" used my Gorjuss girl image and the Swiss dots embossing folder, this card is also for the challenge over at
which is "Minimal" this was a little challenge for me cos been adding flowers, charms etc lately. Thanks for dropping in enjoy the rest of the weekend, hugs carol xx

Friday 15 May 2009

Sketch Saturday & Pennyblack Saturday challenge

Good morning peeps, Day off today so i thought i might quickly do this card for these two challenges. and
The sketch was such a lovely one and i am sure i will use it again, I have used this lovely cute image for the PB range,The challenge for Penny black Saturday was to use black/white with any other colour, and we all know that i love black and white usually with pink but decided on this lovely yellow.
Now i am off to take my daughter out on a driving lesson...what made me say i would i just don't know but now wish i hadn'
hugs carol x

Wednesday 13 May 2009

Just magnolia challenge

Hiya.....been missing from blog for a few days not very motivated to be honest, lost my MOJO i think any one got a spare i could borrow,LOL
To days card is for this week it had to include stitching fake or real, used papers what i have had a long time not sure of the name, my new Tilda stamp again and the label nesties, added the fake stitching around the patchwork squares and the edging of the nesties. thanks for stopping by will be back soon, that's if i find my mojo.
x carol

Sunday 10 May 2009

2 in 1 challenge card

Hello on this sunny Sunday afternoon, Hope everyone is getting at least a little bit of the sunshine...well my craft fair i did yesterday was not good fact i may never ever do another one! such a poor turn out only sold about five things, if i do another one and that's a BIG if it would have to be in a much more busy place!. I think its a bit sole destroying.
Anyway on to a more happy note this is my latest challenge card for "Everyone Emboss" I have also used the colours for challenge which is Green, Red and Blue.
Ingredients .....papers from CCSR, PB stamp, blue mirror card embossed, circle embossed both with the swirl design, MS lace punch flowers and ribbon from stash.
Enjoy the rest of today, hugs carol xx

Wednesday 6 May 2009

Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge

Evening peeps... well I'm working hard on my craft stuff for a craft fair on Saturday...this is only the second one i have done, I am really trying to do lots of men cards with Fathers day not too far away.
So this card is for a man and its for the which is a sketch and there is some wonderful ribbons up for the prize from Crafty Ribbons. I am at a loss for men's cards as the embellishments are so basic and i feel that the card is still missing something! Do you feel like that or is it just me, any ideas i would be most grateful.
Thanks for taking a peek, pop back soon, x carol

Monday 4 May 2009

2 challenges in 1

Morning everyone...been up early this morning, WHY!!! i just don't know when I'm back to work tomorrow i wont want to get up!. Well todays card is 2 challenges in 1. which is a sketch to follow, which i thought was a little demanding of me, made the brain tick a Used Tilda under her umbrella, just a new stamp for me she is sweet, The colours are the Joice of, cream and red not colours i would have put together but they work well. So both challenges gave me exactly that this week a challenge!
see you soon...hugs carol xx

Sunday 3 May 2009

cup cake craft challenge are we all enjoying the Holiday weekend, its great to be off isn't it. To days card is for This week you had to use 5 embellishment's wow 5 i know such a lot, but i did manage it and i don't think it looks too crowded, Buttons, ribbon, flowers, brads and pearl gems. I also decorated the inside of the card this week for a change What do you think? let me know thanks for stopping by.enjoy the rest of the weekend, hugs carol x

Saturday 2 May 2009

Stamptacular Sunday

HELLO FRIENDS...just popped on quickly to add this card for the "Charmed I'm Sure" you had to include a charm and a stamped image well this is it, Used my new Gorjuss girl stamp and my fav colours black and pink,Cuttle bug was used for the circles. CCSR papers.
Thanks for stopping I'm off coz I'm going shopping to the Metro Centre, not really going for anything just famous last words.
Bye for now x carol

Friday 1 May 2009

Crafty Ribbons challenge cards

Hi peeps...whoppeee off for a long weekend, how great is that!! but what will our british weather be like..Mmmmmm.
These cards that i have added today are off to for their "muddy paws" ribbon challenge. Their ribbons are wondeful, some lovely colours and patterns, and from saturday through till monday 4th midnight there is 20% off if you use "Blue" at the voucher checkout section.......they said i could share this with as many peeps as i wanted too, how kind of them.
OOOh now back to my cards, I have used PB stamp Uplifting occasions , papers from CCSR and ribbons from crafty ribbons,
Dandilion is the other card from the Daisy and Dandelion collection and the the real i am dog is NEO my Black Lab when he was only a little puppy, he is soo cute and still is.
well what do you think of them, please let me know if you pop by, hugs carol