Sunday 27 November 2011

choose your sketch

Good morning... and HAPPY SUNDAY
Well it's another new challenge starting over at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN and it is a sketch challenge, but you can use any sketch you like from any blog, as long as you link your sketch showing which blog you found it on.....
Our sponsor this week is Tiddly inks...they have some fab images to play cute!!
Our challenge will run for two weeks so you have lots of time to play along.
My sketch was chosen from Deconstructed challenge blog and is still running for another week.
I have used this adorable image as i have a friend in mind whilst making my card. and i think she will like this image. and i have used these favorite papers of mine.
I am also adding this card too these few other challenges:-
sweet and sassy...Favorite things
thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day what ever you have planned,
x carol

Friday 25 November 2011

Is it snowman time yet!

Good Morning, and yep it's nearly weekend thank goodness!!

There is a new challenge just started today over at CRAFTY CATZ and this is my DT card. I used the sketch from sketch saturday which i really enjoyed using.
Our sponsor is
The papers were a freebie, the image i got last year , but could not use it as it was not in jpeg but my teamie buddy aunty Sue sorted this for me, she is so clever,
why not come and play a long with us, we would love to see your creations,have a good day
also adding my card too;-
x carol

Thursday 24 November 2011


Hello again.....
It's time again for a new challenge over at CRAFTY RIBBONS to begin, those two weeks went so fast, This week it is MAKE A TAG and with so many pressies been given this next month am sure you will be needing one or two.
Our challenge will run for two weeks so you have lots of time to play along.
I have used a Meljens image he is cute don't you think ! the ribbons are from CRAFTY RIBBONS and i used the cuttle bug to cut the spellbinder label shape.
the prize this time around is
so go on what you waiting for these ribbons are gorgeous and they could be yours....
papercraft star....anything goes
Pennys challenge.tie it on
thanks again for popping by hugs carol x

how unusual is this !!

Hi there....i am really late with my post for my DT spots today, did not have time last night to set them for this morning and so this is me catching
well what do you think of my unusual Christmas card....never seen a pig on a Christmas card before, well this is the challenge at CRAFT this week make an "unusual Christmas" card/creation.
Our sponsor kindly supplied the images mine is from stamping boutique.
The Stamping Boutique
the other sponsor this week is Craft obsessions
Craft Obsessions
so two wonderful gifts for our winners.
paper crafting journey...anything goes
thank you for stopping by
hugs carol x

Friday 18 November 2011


i am getting on nicely with my Christmas Cards. it helps when you play along with the challenges going on at the moment, as there is a couple of sketch challenges i have added myself too over on the Do craft site. which i will use to make more Christmas cards with.
My card today as you see is for our "SNOWFLAKES" challenge at CRAFTY CATZ i have used this cute snowman image given to us by our sponsor.....Digital Delights
The backing embossed card is the snowflakes cuttle bug embossing folder and i have added glittered snowflakes.
would love to see more of your fab creations if you fancy playing along, why not hop on over and have a look at my teamies creations for more inspiration.
This card also fits with the following fab challenges:-
Shelly's images......Christmas card

hugs carol x

Thursday 17 November 2011

Seeing Stars!!!

Morning peeps.....HAPPY THURSDAY....
There's a new challenge starting over at CRAFT and the theme is "stars in your eyes" well i think this little lady maybe seeing stars in her
This image was given by our sponsor which is
which are fantastic, some of the images are so funny don't you think?
I kept it simple just used embossing folder for background and added my ribbon, see simple.....
Do hope you can find the time to join n with us as there is a fab prize up for grabs.
i will add this card to these other fab challenges around at the moment :-
Creative craft chall....minimalistic
Digital time
The pink elephant.......embossing
Lollipop crafts......use embossing no design papers
have a nice day...hugs carol x

Sunday 13 November 2011

Crafting when we can challenge

HAPPY SUNDAY..... how is everyone, the weekend goes over far to fast, but hey ho nothing i can do about that...
Here is my card for CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN challenge as it's a new one today and it is :-
FEMALE BIRTHDAY.....that's a easy one! i am sure you will need one of these cards really soon, they never come in wrong,
Our sponsor stretch and bubbles gave us a few images to play with and i chose this one saraphena

The papers are from me to you collection, and i have added an embossed back ground with a little distressing going on.
Hope you can pop on over sometime and get some fab inspiration from the other DT , would love to see your creations .
I am adding this card to these other fab challenges going on at the moment
2 sisters.....anything goes
Drunken stampers...up in the air
Patties creations...Birthday/thanks given
Enjoy whats left of the weekend.
hugs carol x

Friday 11 November 2011

DIGI time at crafty catz

Afternoon peeps, wow what a grey day it is... a little chilly even. Before you go any further i would just like to say THANK YOU for your lovely comments you all leave on a regular basis i really do APPRECIATE them....
Yep it's Friday and that means a new challenge over at CRAFTY CATZ and we had so many entries last week my finger tips were hurting off typing all the
I am sure you will enjoy this weeks challenge also as its "USE A DIGI" and there are a lot of these around lately!!
Our sponsor this week is Robyns fetish
who kindly gave us some fab images to play with this week. the papers are a freebie yet again from my craft mag. the snowflakes are cut with the cuttlebug and the little ribbon is from crafty ribbons

Thursday 10 November 2011


Hi there it's just me again ...What do you think of my desk calender, the object of this was to use these little boxes from CRAFTY RIBBONS which they use as button boxes to send to the customers with the buttons why throw them away when you can make good use of them?? there is only two on here but you could stack more together if need be. I think if you had12/ 14 of them they would make a fab advent calender the draws would open from both sides..anyway that's next years project as i need to save all the boxes
Which leads me too the challenge which is starting today over at CRAFTY RIBBONS CHALLENGE BLOG, "ANYTHING BUT A CARD"
All the ribbon used on here is from CRAFTY RIBBONS love the dotted ribbon, one of my favourite, used a brad to attach the ribbon loops on the front of the boxes to make the draw which can keep your paper clips in or drawing pins or anything really. I have stamped "Today is a new day" on the top next to the calender. Images have just been coloured in grey with a highlighted colour , and the buttons are also from CRAFTY RIBBONS
I am adding this creation to the following challenges
karen and white + 1 other colour
Heart song inspiration.....anything goes

bye for now and thanks for popping by,
hugs carol x

aaah cutie time at CRAFT

Happy Thursday everyone!!
yep it's another Christmas card from me today, this card is my DT card for CRAFT as the new challenge begins today and it is "CUTE" so that gives you a lot of scope as all them images out there in blog world are all so cute!!
Our sponsors this week are
The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs
2 Cute Rubber Stamps
The image is from CRAFTY PAD, our sponsor, the papers are a freebie from my latest craft mag i bought, the ribbon is from CRAFTY RIBBONS and these lovely shape cards are pre cut which i bought from the paper craft fair i went too back in October,
This card also fits in with these other blog challenges...
Digital Tuesday...anything goes
paper take weekly....First Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday......anything Christmas goes
My partner in crafting crime.....use a freebie item
Thanks for saying HELLO.
hugs carol x

Friday 4 November 2011

Let it snow !!!

I love Friday's best part of the week, as the weekend is almost here! well as you can see by my card it is a christmas one as i really need to push on with them, and as the theme over at CRAFTY CATZ is "Anything goes" i thought perfect for my DT card too.....hehe
The image is a cutie and it was provided by our lovely sponsors...

The papers are from this months paper craft mag and the ribbon is from Crafty ribbons.

I am adding this card to these other fab challenges;-
Crimbo crackers.....anything goes
Delightful challenges.....sparkly Christmas
Pixie cottage......Christmas
Crafters companion.......Christmas, let it snow. let it snow
Cupcake craft room......sweet Christmas
Thanks for saying hi, have a lovely weekend everyone,
hugs carol

Thursday 3 November 2011

CRAFT dt card

Morning Bloggers...It's time for the new challenge over at CRAFT and this week the theme is GAMES/ lots of scope for you to play with....
Our sponsors are
Bows and Berries Digital Stamps
Diecut Dreams Crafts
Bows and berries gave us some fab images to play along with and i chose this simple but perfect image for a man's card ....Golfing, Kept things pretty clean, used a plain white card for the embossing which i matted on too light blue card and then dark blue,and added a simple ribbon and candy in the corners.
This card also fits into these challenges......
craft room challenge.....male card
Paper take weekly...anything goes
Bows and Berries......clean and simple
Heart song inspiration.....Embossing and/or three or more layers
Polly craft chall.....anything goes
Stamps R us.....masculine