Friday 29 June 2012

yummy cake time

It's only me again, just a quick visit..... here is my DT card for CRAFTY CATZ , sorry for the photo just don't seem to be able to get them right lately, Our theme this week has been chosen by Aunty Sue and she would like to see some metal somewhere on your creations. Easy yep! so brads, charms, hat pins anything like that. i have added lovely shiney pearls and hat pin with a" friends "charm.
Our sponsor is Bunny Zoe crafts

 Hope you  will be able to play along with us,
speak soon
Adding to the following challenges....
Little Miss muffet......sparkle
Fab and Funky...cute and girlie
craft room chall......freiendship
x carol x

Digi time !!

Hello again, I have  a lovely day off today, taking my two daughters to the airport...first time away from home with out mam and dad....oooh i am sure there will be tears, mostly on my part i hate farewells even though i know they are coming  
Well this is my FIRST post for TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS design team, and the theme this week is use a digi image, well that's an easy one don't you think? there is so many around these days. even FREEBIES !!  This image i have used is one of my fav, great for the guy cards,  it's from Digi doodles.  
Our sponsor this week is Digi stamp Boutique
You could win 6 digi images, just play along and Lady Luck may find you.
Why no pop on over and check out the other DT creations.
Thanks again for your visit,  
Have a lovely weekend all
paper makeup..use a digi/anything goes
Incy wincy....anything goes
Cutie pie for the boys
x carol x

Thursday 28 June 2012

Hoot Hoot !!

Hi there...or should i say hoot hoot !! have you noticed there is a lot of owl stamps and images around at the moment, i went to the papercraft show on Sunday gone in Houghton-le spring and i saw a lot there too. i am quite liking them at the mo.
Now on to m DT card for CRAFT, the theme starting today is Feathers/Bird and this image is from one of our sponsors which is Digi Doodle, they are sponsoring our star of the month.....don't know where these months go...nearly July already!
Our other sponsors this week are Flonz....Truly madly crafty.......My creative classroom...and The stamping boutique so a few prizes up for the takings again.
Why not pop on over to the CRAFT blog and get some inspiration from the other DT too as there is some fabulous creations.
 Thanks for popping by today,  I love your visits,
i am adding this card to these other challenges around at the mo..
Charisma cardz......anything goes
Moving along with the times........Happy birthday
Crafts and me...Birthday
take care...

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Ribbon tassel

Hi There...well it's mid week, hump day!! some peeps say lol Here is a little quick card i made to show you these thin ribbons which you can get from CRAFTY RIBBONS. just tied them together in a loop and cut to the length i needed them to form the tassel, added a flower and a bow at the top to finish off. I have embossed the back ground with the Swiss dots folder which is my fav don't you know... i use it time and time you would think it was the only one i had. 
Thanks for stopping by  today will be back tomorrow, with my DT card for CRAFT 
take care
x carol 

Friday 22 June 2012

Pastel colours !!

Hello and Good Afternoon, well i have just come in from work and i am soaking wet....from head to toe, the heavens opened whilst walking to the car, it should have waited a little while longer, so i am running my bath as i going for a nice soak.
Did not have time this am to add my card for CRAFTY CATZ  so here it is now. The theme is pastel colours......i have used our sponsor image on the inside as i have made this a pop up card.
Our sponsor this week is  
I do hope you will all join in with our challenge, or pop on over and check out the rest of the DT creations.
 I also need to tell you my latest news...
i will be playing along with the other DT girls at Totally papercrafts from next week as i have accepted my DT post with them..... whooooooooo
thanks for stopping by today, see you soon
x Carol x

Thursday 21 June 2012


Hi again..
Now i am sure you can guess what the challenge is at CRAFTY RIBBONS blog this fortnight.......
Yeah .....CAS...clean and simple, this was chosen by me, hope you play along with me
Do you like my Teddy Bo, saw these free stamps on the monthly crafting mag when shopping at Asda on Saturday, thought must have this, so yes in the basket it went. The ribbon is of course from CRAFTY RIBBONS , such a quick and easy card to do.

This was another stamp which was included, i used this one on my husbands card for Fathers day, ribbon is from CRAFTY RIBBONS .
 Now the prize for this week is spring ribbons
ooh and they delicious
i would so miss you if you stopped calling,
x Carol x

colour challenge at CRAFT

Good Morning...How are we all....I'm fine... had a lovely Day Off yesterday and the SUN was shining how strange was Had to spend most of the afternoon catching up on my DT cards for this week, this post is one of them. so behind this week, most unlike me.
I did find time to go to hairdressers to have my hair cut, oh and a little retail shopping with my two daughters, they go away on holiday next Friday, mmmm mother bear not happy, as first time they have been away with out us, will not rest until they are
Now onto my card, the challenge this week is a colour challenge at CRAFT  

Our sponsors are Stitchey bear stamps my image is called Lunch time and was kindly given by our sponsor.
Other sponsors this week are Fantastic ribbons..... and .......Little Darlings rubber stamp

Thanks for stopping by, i will be back with a later post for my DT contribution for Crafty ribbons.
x Carol x

Tuesday 19 June 2012


Hi Here is a little inspiration for you...well i hope! I have used ribbon from CRAFTY RIBBONS the swiss dots and the organza swiss dots,  this would be great to use up small pieces of ribbon which you have left over. I have attached them to the back of a die cut shape this one is a nestabilities label 5 i think. but you can use any shape. cut a larger shape and attached to the front of it. The button is also from Crafty ribbons. mattered and layered white and green card, used swiss dots embossing folder and added a thin piece of ribbon.  
Such a quick and simple card with no stamping.
works  as a decoration for your gift boxes too,
thank for stopping by
x Carol x

Friday 15 June 2012

Embossing time at CRAFTY CATZ

Hi there my lovely blogger friends....yeah it's Friday, do you feel the same when it comes to Friday? but then it's Sunday night and we are back to Monday morning again...just like that, so quick!!
Now my card today is my DT card for CRAFTY CATZ and the theme was chosen by me and it s EMBOSSING.......  I do hope you will join in.
The image used is from our sponsor this week which is 

I have used the cuttlebug for embossing with Swiss dots and Happy Birthday folders, the ribbon is from a seller on ebay. Swirls are cut on a sizzix die. 

Have a lovely weekend my friends......
adding this card too
Papershelter chall...anything goes
Craft your passion....anything goes
x Carol x

Thursday 14 June 2012


Morning my lovely peeps,  how's everyone in blog land....... My DT card today is for CRAFT as the new challenge has started and it is FATHER'S DAY, sure you have one of these to make, my dad is no longer with us, you miss them everyday but more on special days  like this... 

I have used the flippen men stamp and the #1DAD is from our sponsor which is Meljen designs. Our other sponsors this week are Scrappers delight, and  Bugaboo digi stamps.
I am adding this card to the following challenges,

Fab n funky.....Fathers day
Fresh brewed designs..... Anything goes
Papercraft star.....Fathers day
Penny's paper craft.....Fathers day

enjoy the rest of today....
hugs carol x

Friday 8 June 2012


Well do you know what day it is.......i am sure you will have guessed by now...It's new challenge day at CRAFTY CATZ and the theme has been chosen by our lovely Suzie. which is SUMMER TIME Hope we get more
My image is from our sponsor which is Digi Darla

The layout is from sketch and stash challenge, which i saw on Monday whilst hopping around, and thought mmmm nice sketch, so wanted to use it so here it is, other challenge i am adding my card to are.....
Lollipop crafts....Flowers in bloom
Crafty pad...ribbon
Have a good weekend my friends...
x Carol x

Thursday 7 June 2012

Butterflies n Bows

Yeah i'm back with my second posting of the morning......this will be my last one for today i
Did you enjoy our Inspiration over at Crafty ribbons INSPIRATION BLOG, hope you did, winners have been announced, so do check them out, watch this space because you just never know what will happen next.
Our New challenge starts today at CRAFTY RIBBONS blog  and the theme is BUTTERFLIES n BOWS, sounds sweet don't you think, some of my fav things, bet you can add them to your next card....

The ribbon on my card is from CRAFTY RIBBONS, the image is a PB image and the embossed shape at the back  was cut out using my Grand calibur with a spellbinder die. 
I am adding my card to these challenges going on at the moment  .....
Lets ink it up........fav embellishments
Penny Back n more.....fav things
The Ribbon girls.....use ribbon or lace
whoopsie daisy...summer colours
Remember you have two weeks to play along with us, why not pop on over and check out the other DT cards 
x carol x

DT card for CRAFT

Hi there, well it's that time of the year when we have to make those treaded MEN'S CARDS, i find them so hard, it does depend on the image i am using i must admit.... Now this one is from our sponsor and i think it would go with any style because of the wording. This is my DT card for CRAFT and the theme is male card.
Our sponsor's for this week are Crimson cloud  .....Floppy latte designs, this is where the image came from.....Trimgym's digi stamps  and Flonz 
The inside of my card i have added two stamped images of a old style car, i have had this wooden stamp in my collection a little while and it comes in very useful from time to time.
The papers i have had a very long time which i bought from cost co, in a large expandable 12x12 holder, i have loads left and they too come in handy for men's

Not made this style card for a while, thanks for stopping by today, and a big hello to my new followers,
I am adding this card to these few other challenges going on at the mo...
Cards for men...fathers day
Crafty card makers.....distress it 
Love to create.....Fathers day/special guy
Here come the boys....Anything goes
x carol x

Saturday 2 June 2012

Best of British final day

Wow nearly forgot to remind you about Best of British last day at 
Today we have our last British company to share with you and it is  Pink gem Designs

Pink Gem Designs have very kindly given the following prize for one of you lucky people to win....

It's a fab you know what to do ....or you should by
remember not too late to join with any other give a ways over the BEST OF BRITISH EVENT 
as they are all still open for you to add your name too.....
and thanks for following our event hope you have enjoyed the inspiration along the way.
x carol x

Friday 1 June 2012

Buttons and Bows

Hello again and HAPPY HOLIDAY WEEKEND  not belong before we are all finished work for the long weekend.........If you are still  working over the holiday period,  hope you get some time back soon!! 
My card i am sharing with you today is my DT card for CRAFTY CATZ as the theme is BUTTONS AND BOWS... chosen by Janette, fab easy one for you all and they both go so well on cards!!
The image is a Teddy BO,  the bow is lace and i do have a button on here but it is clear and is next to my bow,  

Our sponsor this week is 
prize is choice of any 3 diecuts.

why not pop on over and see the other DT cards some fab inspiration there for you to see....
we are nearly sorted with our DT call , it's been a tough tough time to chose from all the fab entries, there is some brilliant crafters out there....
Take care and be safe this weekend...
x carol x

Best of British day 15

aaaah nearly to the end of the BEST OF BRITISH EVENT, last day tomorrow, hope you've been playing along.

can you guess who our British company is from my card, nope not CRAFTY RIBBONS but these ribbons are all from there.
Yep now you have guessed it....LOTV this is one of the stamps and it makes a fab man's card .

They also have this event going on

now pop on over and add your name to Mr linky.
x carol x