Thursday 30 December 2010

Craft challenge.......Thankyou

Well Hello everyone......been a while since i posted, I do hope everyone had a lovely time over the Christmas period, we had a quite but lovely Christmas, just the way i like it!!!!

My card today is for C.R.A.F.T. challenge and the theme is "Thank you" our sponsor is Craft obsession

The prize is £10 to spend with them.

I do hope you all find time to join in our challenge this week,as i love to be inspired by all you crafty people and your lovely creations.

I will be adding this card to a few other challenges which are below.

Craft your days away......punch it out

Allsorts....anything goes

Cupcake craft challenge...Thank you

Well that's all from me until next year, thanks for all your visits i really do appreciate you stopping by,


hugs carol x

Tuesday 21 December 2010


Just wanted to say
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN BLOG LAND, Hope you all have a wonderful christmas.
Hugs carol x

Friday 10 December 2010

Craftycatz, DT card

Hello again, Hope everyone is keeping safe and warm, Just a quick post from me tonight, not much time on my hands at all lately...

The new challenge this week at Craftycatz is Birthday Bear... i used one of the images which was given to us by our sponsor I did it creations/Robyn fetish designs.

The prize is five digital images of your choice.

Would love for you to join in this week, why not pop on over and join us and have a look at the other DT cards for some fab inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by, very much appreciated especially at this time of year when your time is precious!!
Crafty creations ....A beary project
Sew many

stay safe Carol x

Thursday 9 December 2010

C.R.A.F.T. challenge

Good morning bloggers, well it's nearly the weekend, thank goodness, still have far too much snow here in the North East of England, I here there is still more to come next week!! so not good.....

Well today is my DT card for C.R.A.F.T. and the challenge is a colour one, we got this lovely image to play with and it's also the prize for this weeks challenge...he is so cute, what do you think ?.
I am adding this card to a few other challenges in blog land, thanks for popping by, take care and wrap up warm....
Stamp something challenge .......Christmas colour/theme
fab and funky....Christmas is for the children
x carol

Friday 3 December 2010

Happy new year!!

Nope you have not read that wrong.....HAPPY NEW YEAR!! is our challenge at Craftycatz this week. I do not send any new year cards so i decided to alter my Diary for next year. This was a boring diary which we usual get from one of the reps so i have revamped it a little...What do you think?

Used Dottie paper as it is a fave of mine, these gorgeous flowers and the cute image from crafters companion, simps.....

Our sponsor this week is

Thanks for stopping by and please do say HELLO.....

hugs carol x

Thursday 2 December 2010

C.R.A.F.T. DT card

Hello wow will this snow ever go away!! it just keeps coming and coming......

My card today is For C.R.A.F.T. challenge and this
week it is a Christmas Birthday.. i have made mine for my Mum in law, just need to add Mum on the front i think.

Used this lovely cute image again, which i think works for a Birthday as well as a Chrisitmas card.

Our sponsor this week is

I will be adding this card to the following challenges,
Papercutz....anything goes
4 crafty chicks......Birthday.
thanks for stopping by, hugs carol x

Friday 26 November 2010

Christmas at Craftycatz

Ho Ho Ho...yep it's nearly December so at CraftyCatz our challenge is "Christmas card" i dare say a few peeps will still be making them, me been one of

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons the ribbon across my card is one of their ribbons, fab they are too.

i will be adding this card too a few other challenges which are :-
Fab funky challenge...anything goes
ABC christmas challenge........X for Xmas
Pile it on
Creative inspiration......anything chrissmassey/winter
thanks for popping by today,
stay safe in the snow..
hugs carol x

Thursday 25 November 2010

C.R.A.F.T. challenge

wow we are nearly out of November and not a xmas present bought...must get a move on. Well todays item can start my presents off it is for our challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. as our challenge this week is " christmas present".

I have made these gifts with the image from The crafty pad who are our sponsors this week.

This image is also the prize for our winner this week.

Thanks for stopping by today.

will add these to other challenges......

Creative card bags and boxes
Digi Tuesday...let it snow
Crafty creations...Christmas

hugs carol x

Friday 19 November 2010

Crafty Catz Get well challenge

Hello and Good morning.....

There is a new challenge starting over at Craftycatz today but it is a extra special one as it is "Get well soon Aunty Sue!!" I think everyone in blog land and Do Crafts will have noticed that Aunty Sue has not been around the last few months, Sue is recovering now at home after been very poorly, so this weeks challenge is for her!

We also thought it might be a nice idea to post the cards to Sue that's if you want too, so all you have to do is enter this weeks challenge and then forward your card on to me! My e-mail addy is if you want my home address.

I think Sue will love receiving the cards.

Our sponsor this week is

this is her first sponsor for us and hopefully many more to come

So what you waiting for

Hop on over and check out the other DT cards and add your card to MR linky.

Thanks for having a peep today,

hugs carol x

Thursday 18 November 2010

C.R.A.F.T. challenge

Good Morning..... well it is Thursday and we are up for a new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. and our sponsor is Sew many.

Our challenge is to use vellum on your creation, we were also given a few images to choose from and i chose Oliver on the moon, he looks cute with his little Xmas hat on don't you think!!
I am not sure about the paper i have used as found it amongst loads of other must have a clear out!, i have embossed my vellum and the sketch i have used is from Quirky crafts
I will also be adding this card to :-
Elliephantastic.......Christmas theme
Crazy4challenges........Christmas theme
Stamp something.......Digi chall
Thanks for popping by again.
hugs carol x

Friday 12 November 2010

craftycatz dt card

Evening i hope everyone has stayed safe in this horrible windy weather, My post is a lot late today, a little bit behind with things and did not even have time to list it last night ready for this here it is now!!
Our challenge this week is easy i here you say, yep so why not come and join us at CraftyCatz and maybe you will be our lucky winner and get to choose 5 digi images from Sew many cards.
The image i have used was kindly given to me by sew many cards, i think it's fab!
Thanks for stopping by,love your visits hugs carol x

Thursday 11 November 2010

CRAFT colour challenge it cold where you are? it's been freezing here, yep i know it's winter time but it seems so soon don't you think. Anyway enough of my boring weather chit It's time for a colour challenge at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week. Lovely WARM colours. My card looks more reddish tones but these dark nights you have to have the light on..... so you just don't get the true colour.

I have used papermania papers and a FAB image from Kenny K, i love these designs, flowers are cut wit a sizzix die on the cuttlebug.

Glitterbabes art are our sponsors this week

So why not go and check out the other fab DT cards and join in with our challenge this week.
Will add this card to a few other challenges
Truly Scruptious......Happy Birthday
Lexis creation............Anything goes
Fairytale challenges,......Anything goes
hugs to all x carol

Friday 5 November 2010

CraftyCatz new challenge today

Hello....It's Friday....yep time for a new challenge at Craftycatz, this week our challenge has been set by Lindsey and she has chosen spots and stripes. Our sponsor is I did it creations/robyns fetish if you have not already had a browse, why not go and do it now!

I have used papers from papermania and the image is from Bugaboo digi images, there is some funny images here and some fab quotes.

Thanks for stopping by today, i just discovered i also won the prize over at Pixie Dust with my HALLOWEEN CARD. looking forward to receiving my images.

Well have a nice weekend when it comes it will soon be Monday..LOL hugs carol x

Thursday 4 November 2010

Fancy a bit of embossing

Good Morning..It's nearly the week end yet again! Our new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. challenge is "Dry embossing" which is so popular these days, with all the embossing folders around!

I have used a cuttlebug folder for my embossing, kept it really simple and added a ribbon ad a few pearls. The image was kindly given by our sponsor.

The prize is three digi images of your choice.
Thaks for popping by again,
Hugs carol x
I will be adding this card to the following challenges

Dutch dare...clean and simple

Saturday 30 October 2010

One stopcraft challenge

Hello, just a quick little post tonight, as i have been hopping around in blog land i discovered one stop craft challenge has a fab blog hop going, so here is my card for the challenge which is any thing goes.

My papers, (Penelope and Percy) were new ones to me which suited the challenge over on Do crafts, which was use a Penny Black image and something new, oh and make it a Xmas card, which is perfect for me as i have not done many at all, so this helps me on my way a little to the many i have to make!! lol. I also followed Loretta's sketch on DC.
Other blog challenges are
Fussy and fancy.....winter wonderland
Thanks for stopping by hugs carol x

Friday 29 October 2010

Crafty Catz DT challenge card

Hiya Yep you guessed it, it's that time again FRIDAY....time for new challenge at Crafty Catz , we have a "Halloween theme" set by our lovely Dianne.

We also have a fab prize from Crafty Ribbons this beautiful box of Breast cancer awareness box of ribbons, how gorgeous do these look!!

My card this week has been made with all digital images which i found on my hop around blog land, with the help of Free digital stamps blog
The bat is hanging from some acetate, and the mummy is on one of those springy things, which makes him shake really well, which i think is brill.

Why not pop on over and have a peek at the other DT cards, Aunty Sue is still missing from our challenges, but she is in our thoughts, fingers crossed she will be back with us in the near future.

Lovely to see you have popped by again, i would miss you if you didn't. Take care mind the ghosts and witches don't get you on Sunday......



I am also adding this card to other fab challenges-

Crafty creations...Halloween

Meljens designs .......use 2 images
Pixie Dust.......Halloween
Dutch Dare......Halloween

Thursday 28 October 2010

C.R.A.F.T. challenge

Hiya.... WOW what super spooky cards we had last week, so many entries i think everyone must love making Halloween cards.

This week our challenge at C.R.A.F.T. is monotone. There is a lovely prize up from grabs too,

We were also lucky to be given some gorgeous images from our sponsor this week to play with Robyn fetish / i did it creations

The papers are again from Papermania, the flowers are glittered flowers, and the ribbon was just a little piece i had left over.

Will be adding this card to some other challenges, which are;-

TOP TIP TUESDAY....anything goes

2 Sisters challenge.....Anything goes
Southern girls...Glitter

Friday 22 October 2010


WHOOOPPEEEEEEEEEEE it's Friday!!! it has been a long week this week for me, could have been Friday a few times oh well it's here now and its time for a new challenge at Craftycatz.....

This week i have set the challenge and the theme is Black and White + 1 other colour, how easy is that!!
This stamp is a one i have ad for a while and it just comes in so useful so many times, the papers are Papermania. ribbon and pearls are from stash.
Please pop on over to see the other DT cards, they are so fab!!. Still missing our lovely Aunty Sue,special hugs for her.... hopefully she is recovering well.
Thanks for paying my world a visit, comeback soon,
Hugs Carol x

I am adding this card to a few other challenges........
Craftalicious...anything goes
Anything goes challenge......Ribbon
Inky impressions...Anything goes
Meljen's design...Anthing goes

Thursday 21 October 2010

Spooky time at CRAFT challenge

Hello and welcome to my FIRST EVER Halloween card, do you think these will become more popular as time goes by!! what do you think? Enjoyed making it,very different, i think i may be making another one next week too.

Our challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week is "Spooky" so why not fly over there and join in the challenge, you will also be able to take a peek at all the other spooky going on's from the DT

The images i have used were Freebie's from blog land by a lady called Sarah Paris. Papers are from Papermania.

Our sponsor this week is Craft Obsessions.

I will be adding this card to the following challenges..... there is so many spooky ones to take part in!!!

Crafts & Me ....Halloween

One stitch at a time.....use Digi image

Bee Crafty.....Halloween


Thanks for your visit.......they really do mean a lot to me.

HUGS Carol x

Friday 15 October 2010

Time for new challenge at Craftycatz

Good morning.....whoppppeeeee it's Friday, not quite the weekend! But it is time for a new challenge at Craftycatz.....This week it is "nursery rhyme/song" mine is if you have not already guessed is "There once was an ugly duckling" i know my little duck does not look ugly but i don't think i have ever seen an ugly duck!! have you?

I have used papers from papermania capsule collection, ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons, flowers from stash. The image is from Sew many cards called
Duncan under mushroom umbrella..he is a cutie!
I am adding this card to these following challenge:-
Creative card crew........Fairy tale
Allsorts......inspiration from a song
Polycraft design..It's a fairytale
Charismacardz...more than one fold
Thanks for stopping by hugs carol x

Thursday 14 October 2010

colour challenge at CRAFT this week

Hiya... how are we all doing today, well i have been back to work for a few days now and it just doesn't feel like i have been off on a break, does not take long does it!!. hey ho role on the next

My card this morning is my DT card for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge and this week we have a colour challenge for you to play along with...

Our sponsor is Sam doodles and they gave us this image to use for our challenge this week, the ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons and the papers are from a stash which i have had a very long time, forgot about them really, but fitted in nicely with this image.
Do hope you will pop on over and check out the rest of the DT cards,
I will be adding this card to the following challenges:-
Papersundaes....change of season
Create4fun......use digi image
oh lala creations.......nothing floral

Sunday 10 October 2010

Christmas cracker

Hello..Just finished this card for a challenge over on Do crafts, hosted by incy, thought i might share it with you and also add it into a few challenges.

I really have not made many Christmas cards, i think this is my second one, i must get my self motivated and do more !
I used a cracker template for this one, covered with papers, stamped some little Christmas trees addd glitter stickles, and a gem on the top of tree added these white poinsettia's which are from my stash oh and a little ding a long bell!!
I would like to enter this card into
Incy wincy .......sparkly glitter
Just magnolia......2x2 2 papers,2 ribbons, 2 poinsettias each side
City crafter...hooray for the holidays
The craft has come early
Totally Gorjuss.......not a square
Hannah & friends.... christmas
Simple doodles...winter warmers
Thanks for stopping by, have a good week what ever you are's back to work for me! :(
hugs carol x

Friday 8 October 2010

Craftycatz DT card and winner

Hiya... wow what fab entries to our Crafty Catz Birthday Celebration challenge and i do hope you enjoyed our first Blog hop.Don't forget to pop round to find out if you are a winner

This week our challenge at craftycatz is to use a "magnolia image"

Our sponsor is

This week i have used papers from papermania, fab princess Tilda, One ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, the other is from my stash of left overs, just enough to make the bow!

swirls are cut on the cuttlebug with a sizzix die, pearls and flowers also from stash....

I would like to entry this card also into these challenges below.....
Creative inspiration......Birthday theme

Stamptacular Sunday...layer it on

pollycraft chall....anything goes


was chosen by random org and it is


please contact me at


hugs carol x

Thursday 7 October 2010

Craft challenge DT card.

Hello well i hope you are reading this as i did schedule this post and sometimes Mr blogger decides to play things his way!! i will be on my way back from Amsterdam this morning, after a couple of days away with hubby on the DFDS ferries, we left on Tuesday on my Birthday so i am sure we will have had a good time.

Now to days card is for C.R.A.F.T. challenge, the theme is "shaped card" other than a square. or rectangle.

I did not have any template for shape card so i used a cd for the circle and a round punch for the half circles or the outer sides.

The image is a from our sponsor this week which is
The images are so adorable, and you could be in with a chance of a few, if you enter our challenge this week.
I will also add this card to the following challenges
Stamptacular Sunday...layering it up
Sew many challenges....anything goes
Secret crafter.......Easel card
Paper Sundaes.......something from stash

Thanks for saying hi and popping by,
hugs carol x

Saturday 2 October 2010

Happy National cardmakers Day!!!


Hiya. do we all know it s National Card makers Day!! thought you might like to see my two cards which i sent to friends on the Do Craft site, this was a swap organised by little old I do hope everyone has received their cards on time!

I used the same stamp for both of them but chose different colours, what do you think?
well i hope every one gets to do a little card making today.
i Will be adding these to the following challenges,
The pink elephant..... aqua, DP and embellishments
thanks again for popping by,
hugs carol x

Friday 1 October 2010

Birthday Celebration time at Craftycatz

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Crafty catz HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Crafty catz

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, wow i cannot believe that Craftycatz started one whole year ago!!

Too celebrate we are having a PARTY!!!!! WHOOOPEEEEEE

Well a BLOG HOP!!

lots of prizes from our sponsors which include, crafty ribbons, Prairie fairy, Die cut dreams, Black leaf studios, and our main sponsor Robyns fetish .

Robyn kindly gave us some images to work with and i chose this cute bath time image.

The challenge this week is Aunty Sue's choice of "Children's Birthday card" with plenty sparkle sorry that Sue can not join in our FUN..she is still not well...((((hugs)))

Now then i hope you have all gotten too this part of my thread as it is the important
You should have arrived to me from


There is a letter on each DT blog which you need to collect, find the word then at the last DT blog, you will find the e-mail addy to send your word too..easy!!

Your next visit should be My fa'B' friends blog DIANNE
There is a prize for this and it's from Prairie fairy designs 5 Digi images.

I too have decided to give some Birthday Candy!!

All you have to do is say hello in my comments and please become a follower BUT only if you want too.
I will get random org to pick the winner next Friday

Wow this is the longest post i have ever
hugs Carol xxx