Tuesday 31 August 2010

First quick christmas card

Well i have started with my Christmas cards... two down another 88 to go..lol

This one i have added today was a quick one which i downloaded from Crafts u print, you can find the link just in my side bar if you want to see more. These cards are super quick which is ideal when you have so many to make. I have added blue mirror card as the backing and added some sparkle to the snowman.
oh well off to continue on my blog hopping....hugs carol x

Friday 27 August 2010

Craftycatz Colour combo

Hello, yep it is Friday and a bank holiday for us all to look forward too, hope you all have something planned, be it relaxing and doing nothing, or something a bit more adventurous. I do hope you find a little time to come and play along with Craftycatz as our challenge is a colour combo of Orange, Blue and Brown.

Our sponsor this week is a Digital delights, they are given us a voucher as the prize.

I will be adding this card too a few other challenges,

Bee crafty....ribbon and bows.
Meljen's design challenge....Happy Birthday
KAH-WINK-A-DINK...Happy Birtday
Incywincy designs......buttons and bow

Thanks for stopping by, have a fun weekend!!!

hugs carol xx

Monday 23 August 2010

whooo blog awards for me!

Evening peeps..just wanted to add these two fantastic awards which have been given to me from two fab friends in blog land and DC. This first one is from Dianne, but with this one there are rules !!
Thank the person that gave it to you.

copy the award to your blog,

List three things you love about yourself.

post a pic that you love,

Tag five more people to pass the award too.


thankyou to Dianne it's so sweet of you,the award is on my blog, three things i love about me is that i have found a perfect hobbie which i love, cardmaking, I love my children and my supportive husband kevin, i also love my gorgeous pet ...NEO he is so cute!

a favourite picture of mine is at the top of the post.
The five i have chosen are
This next one is from Aunty Sue, thankyou sue so kind of you, i met sue through Do craft site, The rules for ths one is simple pass on too seven people. The hard bit is which seven......
it is so hard.
lisa xx
it is a shame just to pick seven coz i love all my followers.

Thanks for stopping by to read my post,

x carol

Evening peeps, just wanted to add

Sunday 22 August 2010

CYDA challenge card

Hello..i have just been hopping around blog land and craft sites today, sometimes you just need some inspiration to get you crafting don't you think. Well Crafts u print have loads of images and craft sheets for a quick card, print it, cut it and then do what you want with it as many times as you want, it's a great idea for all these Christmas cards i will have to be making!!

This card design is from crafts you print, you can find the link in my side bar if you fancy a browse around. Added my own ribbon and decoupaged the corners, i have also added some flower soft but i am not sure of that bit, but its done now!! also added a punched butterfly.
I will be adding this card to CYDA...something with wings.
hope everyone has had a lovely weekend, hugs carol

Friday 20 August 2010

DT card for Craftycatz

Goodmorning it's time for another Craftycatz challenge, i know the weeks are going by so fast but the good thing is it is nearly the weekend!!

This week Suzie has chosen our fab theme of "Butterflies and Buttons" these go so well together, why not pop on over and have a peek at the other great DT cards.

My card for this week is a double easel card...not done one of these before, The image is lili of the valley and the papers are from my local craft shop..
adding this card too...
Party time Tuesday.......pink,brown and white
Prairie fairy design challenge.....punch it
Paperplay challenge....pink
Crafty creations challenge.....Butterflies

hugs carol x

Tuesday 17 August 2010

Mini scrapbook for crafty ribbons

Hello....thought you might like to see what i have been making to send to Crafty Ribbons, the ribbons they have sent out for their ribbon challenge are gorgeous, they are these Dottie ribbons, really lovely. I have been using these ribbons on the latest of my cards.

This is a mini scrapbook, thought they may like to add some photo's in of themselves, have added a few little quotes and sentiments on some of the pages along with some more ribbons.

The image on the front is a crafters companion SWALK stamp with a lovely cute sentiment saying " A hug is always the right size"

thanks again for saying hello, hugs carol x

Monday 16 August 2010

Prairie Fairy challenge card

Hi just a quick post this morning, this is another card which i managed to get made yesterday but just uploading it now. I have used the sketch from Do crafts challenge which Loretta keeps going in fact it's the 100th challenge this week, her sketch's are always brill to work with. I am adding my card to the challenge over at The prairie fairy blog which have a fab colour inspiration picture for this weeks challenge
I have used the Tim holtz distressed ink to all the edges and on the flowers, ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, Corners are cut on the cuttlebug.
I am also adding this card to PIO ...Use more than five cut out shapes
Easy craft projects...girly theme
Bee crafty..ribbons and bows
Creatalicious challenge.....vintage
Glad you could stop by, i may be back later in the week with a little something which i need to make for Crafty Ribbon's see you then, hugs carol

Sunday 15 August 2010

A card with many uses!!

WOW the weekend goes so fast..only made three cards this afternoon, have a few more to make yet, will have to wait until tomorrow now...This one is for a few challenges and also for a DT call over at Penny black at Allsorts they wanted Glitter and Glitz,

I used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday to give me some inspiration. There is lots of glitter and glitz on here, used glitter card and embossed it with the Swiss dots folder, glitter on her wings and round her dress and on the flowers with added sparkle with some gems. sometimes all the glitz does not show up very well on the photo's. Hope you can see it!!

The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, which is adorable. Image is a penny black one called Fairy dust.

I have also paper pierced her little dress as the challenge at Allsorts this week is paper piercing.I have also included some little punched leaves, so i will be adding it to Cute card Thursdays challenge which is Tree-mendous..trees or leaves.

This will also be added for the challenge over on the Do Craft site for the penny black challenge , so you could say a card with many uses.

Glad you found the time to pop by, hugs carol.

Friday 13 August 2010

Crafty Catz DT card

Good Morning peeps...How are we all, Just popped on to add my DT card for Crafty Catz because it is Friday and time for a new challenge. Aunty Sue has chosen our theme this week and it is "Animals" yep we just want to see an animal on your card.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons, they having given us a wonderful gift of beautiful spottie ribbons to give away, arn't these gorgeous and they are even better in your hand i am really lucky to have them, as i joined in with their ribbon challenge. so i get to play with them on my cards. Which brings me to my card

I am also going to submit this card for a DT call over at Southern girls challenge blog, so fingers crossed.

I have used a lili of the valley stamp, it is so cute! papers are from crafters companion CD and the ribbon yes is from Crafty Ribbons. The flowers are cut on my cuttlebug and the embossing with a swirl embossing folder. I will be adding this card to the following challenges.....
Practical scrappers...Summer ... my colours
Party time Tuesday...Anything goes
Oh la la creations.... Spots and Dots
Just scraps....Anything goes
The Stamp man challenge.....Easel card anything goes
Sentimental Sundays...Anything goes
Fab and Funky....Favourite colours..pinks in my case
Charisma cardz Easel card
well that's me done, thanks for popping over, hugs carol

Saturday 7 August 2010


Hiya....Been having a little play this afternoon with my latest addition to my craft room....swalk stamps and cd, from Crafters companion .I am really pleased with them so glad i bought them.
Flowers, ribbon and charm are from stash.

I have made this card today with lots of challenges in mind,
Our Creative corner....Embossable..the flowers have been embossed
Basic Grey challenge.....Pearls
Paperplay...Receipe. 3 flowers 1 ribbon, 1 charm
Crafter companion...sketch
Creative card crew....Cute and girlie
Allsorts....Primary colours..red,blue and yellow
Cute card Thursday.....Whateva
CYDA....new challenge blog. Favorite thing.....mine is spots or dots.

Well i hope you are enjoying your weekend, we keep getting big rain showers and then the sun comes out....but that's the weather for you very unpredictable.
Thanks for stopping by,
hugs carol

Friday 6 August 2010

Buttons and Bows DT card

Hi It's Friday and i have a lovely long weekend off work, not back til Tuesday..sounds brill to me!! may get lots of play time..lol

Our challenge this week at Craftycatz is set by Suzanne and it is "Buttons and Bows" how easy is that!!

Our sponsor has joined us again for another week I did it creations and the prize is 5 digi images of your choice.

They gave us a few images to play around with , i think we have nearly all chosen the same one. If you haven't already seen them why not pop on over to pay the other DT members a visit.

Buttons are from my large button jar, the papers are from a CD.. from crafters companion.

I will be adding this card into the challenges below

Cowgirl challenge...Animal and bugs

Lollipop crafts....Anything goes

Going Grey with scrapcreations.....Anything goes

Creatalicious challenge....3D

Pile it on....Butterflies, bugs and bees.

Well that's it think....enjoy the weekend what ever you have planned.

hugs carol x

Monday 2 August 2010

Aaah young love

Hi again..Here is another one of those images from S.W.A.L.K. Crafters companion, This one is for my son to give to his girlfriend for her Birthday tomorrow, had orders it had to be in black and white, I am entering this in to Practical scrappers challenge which is to use your fav product well mine is ribbon!! Also Flutterby wednesday as anything goes, but must have butterfly on and the last challenge is Stamping B's they want to see a Birthday card.
Thanks for stopping by again..hugs carol

Sunday 1 August 2010

All dressed up

Hello.... wow it has been ages since i added a card which was not a DT card, Allsorts challenge inspired me with their challenge..dressing up. You see i have just had the new S.W.A.L.K. Stamps and CD delivered yesterday and could not resist them any more, they are adorable. paper is from the CD , used pearly doodles for necklace..is'nt she cute!!
I am also adding this card to the challenge over at Paperplay...anything goes and Dutchdare and Kah-wink-a-dink,which is also anything goes, also Paper sundaes...stitching.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a good week ever one, hope work does not get in the way to much..lol hugs carol x