Monday 31 May 2010

Sketch saturday

Morning,, oh the sun is shining...for now!Just a little quick post today,
Did you know It's Birthday week over at Sketch Saturday they have some fab celebrations going on with lots of gifts to give away from the DT. Their Sketch this week is a fab one,you will enjoy using it, why not pop over and have some fun.

The image i have used is from the new Popcorn bear range, these are so adorable.
Thanks again for leaving a comment,love reading them, hugs carol x

Saturday 29 May 2010

Fancy a blog hop!!

Hi....It's Blog Hop time over at Sew many challenges. with three great sponsors. Also you can enter into the challenge which is called "three's a charm!

To be in with a chance of winner a prize just follow the blog hop leaving comments along the way, then random winners will be chosen at the end. Why not pop over and start at the very beginning.

Angela has also been re doing some of the images and some of these you will see amongst the blog hop. If you fancy a new image why not pop along to the shop i have used Fawn in a snow globe for my card today, made him into a Xmas card, added two embossed panels and some silver sparkly snowflakes on acetate..
I am also adding this card to the following challenges which are running this week.
Just us girls..dry embossing
Daisy doodles.......anything goes
Quixotic challenge.....emboss it
PixieDust studio.......round and round
I do hope you are all having a lovely weekend despite the weather...
Hugs carol x

Thursday 27 May 2010

Craftycatz DT card Boyz are back

Hiya...not sure if my post will work today but hopefully you are reading this on Friday...blogger not my friend lately!!

It is time for another Crafty Catz challenge, i just don't know where the weeks go!! they are flying by.

So this week it is my turn to chose the challenge so i picked " The boys are back..yes it is all about those lovely man cards we love to make....NOT. well it is called a

I have used this new stamp which i have only recently bought from LOTV i am falling in love with these stamps they are so adorable. i have more new ones too so i am sure you will see them really soon.

Our sponsor this week is Suzie from die cut dreams, so why not pop over and have a browse at the rest of the DT cards.. which are fab as usual, plenty inspiration.

I am also adding this card too these challenge blogs which i have never entered before...
Passion for promarkers challenge ..anything goes
Easy craft project......Buttons
Stamp with fun....stripes
The shabby tea room......Stars and stribes
It's nice to have a hop around looking for new challenges.
Have a lovely happy holiday weekend.
hugs carol x

LOTV blog candy yummy

WOW look what lotv have up for us lovely blog hoppers, why not pop over there, be quick it is only around for a few days. x carol

Sunday 23 May 2010

Something a little different

Hello again.. forgot to add this to my last post, sun maybe getting to, well it's back to work tomorrow after a lovely weekend of crafting and shopping, and only a little bit of H.......W.... which is always the best.

I needed to make something to send to Crafty Ribbons this week and i wanted something a little different, so i came up with this!!

Made my flowers out of the ribbons, just pulled together with a running stitch and then attached them together. used the cuttlebug nesties to cut out the shape on the top. added gems to the scallops and some hat pins with some black beads on. attached my tag, after stamping this lovely sentiment on, with another one of their ribbons, and used this gorgeous Lacey flower ribbon also from them around the middle and tied in a bow. It is amazing what you can do with just ribbons!! i have also sent them two other cards for their ribbon challenge, which i love taking part in.

I am adding this too

Simple doodles.......anything but a card

Allsorts challenge......Tag or label
Ok that's me all done for today, off to have a look around at the latest in blog land, hugs carol x

Sun still shining here

Hiya..has everyone had too much SUN!! well if not here is a little sunshine card, I love using yellow it's so bright and cheerful even if i have used black to go with it. My image which i have used is from Sew Many cards you can find him for sale here, he is called Taylor spring rain, I have not used any backing papers on here just used the ribbons which are from Crafty Ribbons and used the cuttlebug with the swirl folder for the background, added pearly doodles to complete the challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, which is swirls and pearls.

The sketch i have used is from this weeks challenge over at Creative card crew, it's a great layout this week.

I am also adding this card too.........

La la land crafts..... Birthdays

Stampavie and more ........Flower power

Cupcake Craft........Blooming charming

Secret crafter saturday chall.......No Patterened papers
Thanks for stopping by today hope you will come back soon, hugs carol x

Friday 21 May 2010

DT card Sew many challenges

Good Morning ....Whopeee it's Friday, off work until Monday lovely long weekend. :) it is also time for another challenge at Sew Many cards. This week it is "anything goes" so i do hope you can pop along and join us.

We do have some lovely sponsors again this week and they are Bugabbo stamps.....
and also our monthly sponsor

Simon says stamp

The image i have used is Duncan gift wrapped available from here at Sew many cards store
Papers are from do craft bumper pad. flowers are from stash.

I am also adding this card too a few other challenges

Polly craft Monday...summer blooms

Practical scrappers.....patterened papers

Kaboodle doodles......mono card
Papertake weekly.........say it with flowers
Thanks again for popping by, love to read your comments and thoughts, enjoy the weekend peeps coz the sun is suppose to shine,
hugs carol x

Thursday 20 May 2010

Stars and stripes DT card Craftycatz

Hello again as usual this is my second post from me as its a Friday morning so here is my DT card for CraftyCatz, the theme this week has been set by Trish...... Stars and Stripes.

I also want to welcome some new talent to our fab DT and they are Suzanne, sue and lindsay, this is their first week with us so please pop and say HELLO....

Our sponsor this week is Lilac lemon designs.

Papers are left overs which i have had in my craft box for a while now so unsure where they are from, the image is the Do craft mens range, not used for ages, thought it was time i started to have a play again with these,

I am adding this card to a couple of other challenges and they are

Just us Girls......Red, white and blue

Cards for men..............Must be outdoors
Creative cottage.... one for the boys

Sunday 16 May 2010

Pandu Panda

hello you happy bloggers, hope you have all had a lovely weekend, i haven't had much time to do much crafting this weekend, only made ONE card......OMG i know i usually do all my DT cards and a few challenges for the Do craft site but NO such luck.

Well i did manage to combine it with a few challenges, which i love doing makes it more fun!!

This card is for Sew Many Cards outside challenge, used this fab new image called Pandu Panda, he comes in all white, or already shaded Black and white, you can buy him here.I used the white one today as i needed to colour him in a very light pink and cream colour.

The papers i have used were FREE..yep free from Tinker & co

found it when i was hopping around earlier today.

Here are the challenges i am adding this card too.....

Pile it on.....Photo inspiration

City Crafter challenge ......colour challenge.Pink/blush/white and green

Cute card Thursday....Someone special, all my friends are special

Just Cute bears......3 brads,2 papers, 1 ribbon

Allsorts challenge....Birthday, they are celebrating their 1st Birthday also having a fab blog hop.

La La land crafts.......Anything goes
Stampavie & more ........Pink

Crafty Ann's challenge blog..........Anything goes

Cupcake craft .......Buttons, they are in my flowers

Meljens designs........Flowers & blooms.

Ok that's it !! just a few.

Thanks for stopping by,

hugs carol x

Friday 14 May 2010

Sew many cards meets Crafty Catz

well hello again..yes it's Friday and that means new challenge for Sew Many Cards,

The challenge this week at Sew many cards is Easel cards which are so popular at the moment and so easy to do, once you do one you are hooked, you will want to do more. I have used Miki New year's eve, but he did have a little clock on his hat saying 12 O'clock but by adding the little flower with a brad, you cannot see it anymore. Our sponsor this week is

here is some sponsor blurp

Hello everyone! my name is Elizabeth Pujalka and I´m the illustrator and designer behind Softpencil - Digital Stamps, home of Michu and his lovely friends, where you can find cute illustrations for your crafting needs.
My illustrations are a homage to the Nature and their creatures, where a sweet child, a simple flower or a fragile animal become protagonists.I invite you to know my whimsical world plenty of gorgeous characters and to enjoy creating with them!"

We also have our regular monthly sponsor simon says stamp

The challenge over at Crafty Catz is all about petal's and Pearl's and it has been set by the fab Trish, Crafty Catz also have a well known sponsor and it is Crafty Ribbons, their ribbons are fantastic, and as you can see from the photo they look so yummy.

I have used a flower Punch's to make the flowers and added pearl brads for the centres, i have also used pearly doodles on the spots of the papers. The papers are from Creative cottage digi downloads.
I have used the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge
also adding this card too Paperplay..Brown+1
Quixotic...let your gardeen grow
Pile it on.....Cute and Cuddly
Creative Cottage...Fancy folds

Have a lovely day, sorry for the long post so much info to add, hugs to all, x carol

Sunday 9 May 2010

Birthday toga

Hi......Just a quick post from me this evening, had to pop this latest card on for my Outside challenge for Sew many cards, i have used the image called Toga military, he was last weeks freebie from sew many cards, each week there is a Friday freebie for everyone. so pop over and pay us a visit sometime.

I have decided to add this card to a few challenges, i have started with the sketch from Stamptacular Sunday, it's a great sketch to follow. Colour Create had these great colours this week too, which fitted this image perfectly, colours are Khaki, Aqua, Brown and cream. Stamp something would like anything to do with Birthdays, My son's birthday is this month, so he will be receiving this card i think as he loves the latest military movies . Over at Cute card Thursday the theme is "Boyz to men".

Thanks for stopping by today, hugs carol x

Friday 7 May 2010

Sew many cards DT card

The winner of the sew many cards blog hop on my blog was 17,i have sent an e-mail to you sharon if you are reading this...congrats

Well Hello again....It's Friday ...the days and weeks are just flying by, before we know it we will be putting up our Christmas Trees, lol Oooooh know........ i here you all say but i like that part of Christmas. Well as you can see my DT card for Sew Many Challenges is a Christmas card, as the challenge is Christmas, it was weird to be making Christmas cards now as i don't usually start until November. I have used this fab image called Morty Joy and you can buy him Here..Our sponsors this week are Stitchey Bear

sponsor blurp.....
Hi Everyone, my name is Stitchy and I create under the name Stitchy Stamps...I have been creating digital images for designers for almost a year now and try to learn something new everyday...I started out in paint shop pro about 8 years ago and started making digital scrap kits...then I was introduced to the wonderful world of paper crafts and card I said, learning new everyday, the rest is history...I can't draw enough to keep me satisfied anymore lol...Living in a small town in upstate New York, tucked away where cable doesn't even go...friends are far and few between...But being on the internet for the past 10 years, I have gathered quite a few from around the world...Just like I learn something new everyday, I also try to meet someone new every day too...Thank you Angela and Company for allowing me to sponsor for you...I am truly honored...

also Simon Says stamp who are our regular monthly sponsors. So why not join in and get heads up on your Christmas Cards,

If you played along with our blog hop watch out for the winners as they will be posted very soon, hope you had FUN!!!

Ingredients papers from Pink petticoat.
cuddly buddly greetings message
snowflake ..cuttlebug die
Pro markers used on image,
ribbon, bell and leaves all from stash, cherries are from last years Christmas crackers, knew they would come in handy...
well have a lovely weekend pop back soon, hugs carol x

Thursday 6 May 2010

Crafty Catz DT card

Hello again...WOW we had such a brillant response to last weeks spottie challenge, your cards were fantastic. so now it is time for another Crafty Catz challenge so here is my DT card with a tag, loved doing this one as Dianne had set this weeks challenge and she has chosen card and tag, which i don't really think about doing but must admit will do it more often now as i think it looks really good together. I used Daisy from sugar Nellie, she is adorable and always makes such a pretty card, We did not have a sponsor for this week so our lovely Suzie has donated your fab prize.

Papers are from a CD, not sure of the name,flowers are from stash, cuddly buddly sentiment. i think daisy looks fab just stamped on the edge of the tag, don't you.
Hope to see your creations in this weeks challenge, oh and don't forget we have a DT call on at the moment, you will find out all the gen on the craftycatz blog.

Sunday 2 May 2010

Creative cottage challenge

Hiya... had a little time to myself this afternoon after lunch so i have managed to catch up on my DT cards for this week, Todays card is for Sew Many challenges outside challenge, i have used Zee Carousel you can buy him from the Sew many cards web site. I have found a few challenges to play along with. My first one is Creative cottage ......Circles, i have also used their fab digi papers.
Cute card Thursday would like you to make your own, this could be anything from Papers to flowers. mine is the flower!
,Charisma cardz wants to see a girly card with flowers.
Penny paper crafting is Anything goes.
Paperplay would like you to use pretty pastels.
well that's all of them!!
Thanks for stopping by again,
hugs carol x

Saturday 1 May 2010

DT CALL Craftycatz

Hello.....Just a little quick post today as i just wanted to spread the word about Crafty Catz....we are having a Design Team call, closing date is the 12th May...fancy joining us !!!You can find all the information on the craftycatz blog, Go On what you waiting for everyone is welcome to apply even if you have never been on a DT before, you just never know your luck.

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend break,

x carol