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