Tuesday 31 July 2012

Crafting For Gold Day 4

Good Morning my friends, How's everyone in the craft world....good i hope!!
My card today is for CRAFTING FOR GOLD event at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog...Our theme today is flowers

Our company today is Mulberry crafts

Mulberry Paper ROSES & Sample

The image is from Kenny K, the ribbon from Crafty ribbons, and flowers from Mulberry crafts.
Kept it simple today.
Now don't forget you still have a few days before our challenge finishes at CRAFTY RIBBONS ....summer/beach theme,
 and pop on over to the CRAFTY RIBBONS INSPIRATION BLOG to leave your name on Mr Linky to be in with a chance to win your prize  from mulberry crafts.

Monday 30 July 2012

Crafting for Gold Day 3

Hi there....It's Day 3 of the crafting event at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog , Our theme today is Buttons.

Our company in the lime light today is

Now i have used flower soft for the snow and the little trees, also the wreath has flower soft on. The ribbon is a crafty ribbon.
adding my card to these other challenges
paperplay time....anything goes
Christmas card challenge...no stamping

Don't forget to visit the Inspiration blog to add your name to Mr Linky
Good Luck
x Carol x

Sunday 29 July 2012


Good Morning ...wow the weekend fly's by Nearly work day again, Just a quick post again from me.
It's DAY 2 of our CFG event at 
Our company in the lime light today is

Indigo Blu

Our theme was make your own back ground which i have done with an embossing folder and used distressing ink. Indigo blu have a lot of colours in stock. the ribbon is from Crafty ribbons.
Remember all you have to do is add your name to Mr Linky on the inspiration blog

Saturday 28 July 2012

Crafting For Gold day 1

Happy Saturday sunny Morning..yep the sun  is shining again here in the North East...whoop whoop...Now my card today is for CRAFTING FOR GOLD if you have not seen our previous posts for CRAFTY RIBBONS INSPIRATION BLOG, ( you must have) lol .
We have a fortnight of prizes from many company's.

Our company today is 

Our theme today is Embossing, the image is a crafty sentiment image and the ribbon is from Crafty ribbons.
Now all you need to do is pop on over to the inspiration blogg  and add your name to Mr Linky to be added in to the draw. Simple !! 
Have a lovely day all....
adding my card to these other challenge going at the mo
Card crafters circle......CAS
Poodles parlour......anything goes
hugs Carol x

Friday 27 July 2012


Hi Again..told you i would be back....lol
Now it's here the start of the Olympics today, and we at CRAFTY RIBBONS Inspiration blog has a whole fortnight of Inspiration........CRAFTING FOR GOLD we have sponsors each day and prizes...sounds good don't you think!!


Our theme for today was Ribbon, I have used this fabulous Crafty ribbons , it has wire edge so fab for pleating. My image is one that i have had for such a long time.

To start things off our first prize is from


Please checkout all the fabulous ribbons over at the Crafty Ribbons website so many gorgeous ribbons to chose from....
Now pop on over and join in the fun at CRAFTY RIBBONS INSPIRATION blog 
Have a lovely day
Waste not Wednesday......use your forgotten stuff
Ruby's rainbow...cute animal
My mums craft shop....Birthday girls
x carol x

Ship Ahoy!!

Ahoy there matey.... Just a quick chit chat as i bet you be sick of me today. This is my Creation for CRAFTY CATZ. Our theme this week is ALL THAT  GLITTERS. My glitter is on the  spots on the sail and the back ground is glitter card.
The images are from our sponsor which is   and the prize is 3 images of your choice. Do hope you can play along with us, i am sure you all love to add glitter...lol 

thanks for saying HELLOOOOOOOOOOOO 
Be back soon
adding my card too
Crafting for all seasons....water
Crafts and me....Anything goes
Fab and Funky...No stamped images
Freshly brewed.....colour inspiration
carol xx

Oranges and lemons say the bells tralalala

HI THERE... What's everyone doing today, WORK.....but it is nearly the weekend so not too bad. Hope the sunshine keeps up.
My DT card today is for Totally Papercrafts
The theme is ORANGE AND YELLOW, these have to be the main colours of your project.  These are colours i don't normally use, but i managed and i was pleased with the end result, which i didn't think i would be...
Our sponsors this week are 


i am adding this card to
Cute card Thursday.....Distressing
Samuel Taylor's crafts.......Die cutting
Inky Impressions.....Die's and punches
thanks for your visit,
Will catch up with you all over the weekend,
x Carol x

Thursday 26 July 2012

Stitch time at CRAFT

Hello, well whats it like where you are....lol  The sun has got his hat on here in co Durham...
My card today is for CRAFT and the theme this week is Stitching..fake or real..so nice and easy!!!
The image i have used is from Stamping Boutique called Flower Cart. It's so sweet don't you think ?

The Stamping Boutique

I have made my own flowers this week, and the papers  are from craft CD.Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
Our other sponsors this week also include
star of the month sponsor is Crimson Cloud
 so lots of prizes up for grabs this week. why not join in and you just never know.
Thanks for stopping by today
x Carol x

Saturday 21 July 2012

Countdown for Crafting For Gold

Hello Everyone,
Time to share some news with you all here at Crafty Ribbons we are having another of our fabulous events this time we are........

To kick off our new event we are offering some fabulous ribbon candy......

spring bevs bag


 If you would like to win these gorgeous ribbons..then all you need to do is become a follower of the blog,for every 100 followers we get we will draw a winner so please pass the details on the more followers the more candy and the more chances to win,leave your name with Inlinkz below and when we hit that magical 200 followers so only 3 more followers needed we will get Random Org to draw a winner so it could be you and should we get to 300 followers well we'll draw another winner and so on.....
We will be checking to make sure your a follower,if not a new winner will be drawn..

If you don't have a blog that's fine just become a follower and then leave your name with Inlinkz skipping the URL bit...



Here is the code for the blinkie
Now if you take the blinkie above and put it in your sidebar you can have a second entry to win the fabulous ribbons above,just leave your name a second time with Inlinkz below....We will leave inlinkz open until 8.30am on the 13th August which is when the event will end... 

Each day we will be highlighting a different Craft Company or Shop,the Design Team will be posting cards/projects on their blogs each day using products from each Company or shop,there will also be a prize each day from the highlighted Company up for grabs that's 16 prizes and you can enter each day,only one entry per person per day to make it fair,so make sure to become a follower and remember to come back on the 27th July to join in the fun with us and for your chance to win gorgeous prizes from all the fabulous Company's and shops who are joining in with us....
Hope you can play along
x Carol x

Friday 20 July 2012


Hi Just me again, As it is FRIDAY there is a new challenge starting at CRAFTY CATZ and this is my DT card, Our theme chosen by Linda  is MONOCHROMATIC..... I am sure you will love this challenge. 
The DT have made some fab creations, pop on over and check them out.
Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights.  
My flowers are die cut, with candy centres and the ribbon is from crafty ribbons, the image is a one i have had for a long time now, think she is cute!!
Thanks for stopping by again,
The Papershelter.....Anything goes
Stamping royalty.....Anything goes
Creative card crew.......black card stock
Hugs Carol x

DT card for Totally PaperCrafts

TGIF ......Thank god it's Friday!! really this week has not been too bad, just did not seem to have much time for ME...lol.
Have been on a two day course called Suicide Assist, which means to be a first aider for people who are thinking of committing suicide. It was very interesting course, but is a bit intense.  Did relax a bit last night and made some DT projects, which helped a load.
Now here is my DT card for Totally  Paper crafts  the theme this week is a photo inspiration.
I so loved this photo of the dog and how cute and cozy he looked i did not even notice the pale blue wall behind him..lol
Now the sponsor this week is Meljen and Mayzy  Art
The image which i have used  on my card is from Mayzy art, 
Hope you can pop round and have a peek at the other DT cards, They are fab!!
Digi Doodle......anything goes
Crafts n Me ......Ribbon and a Bow
Divas by design......Anything goes
Hope to catch up with you all soon
x Carol x

Thursday 19 July 2012

Have you a spare playing card!!

Hi It's time for our new challenge to start over at CRAFT, and this week we have an unusual one for you....USE A PLAYING CARD
Well as you can see mine are miniature ones..... The beer mug image is from our sponsor which is Eye Candie, our other sponsors this week include, Eiglas, ......Hope jacare ....... and LEJ Designs....
I have not used any backing papers on my card, i have not done this for a long time,but i thought there was enough going on really. 

Thanks for stopping by 
x Carol x

Summers come...NOT!!

Good Morning.....I saw the Queen yesterday, in her lovely peach outfit, she looks really well for a little Nana as my daughters  call her, she was in Sunderland on her tour, hubby and her were  having a lovely natter as they drove by me.   Wonder what they were saying....lol.
Now onto my card, this is my DT card for CRAFTY RIBBONS, yep the ribbon is from Crafty ribbons, the image is a LOTV ..Our theme this week is Summer/Beach, I have gone with the more summer side of things,
I used to love playing on my swing in the summer when i was a little girl.
 Hopefully you can play along with us, why not pop on over and check out the DT cards ....some fab inspiration.
Our prize this week is

More gorgeous ribbons
Take care, speak soon, I will be back tomorrow... x carol x 

Tuesday 17 July 2012

First Christmas

Good Morning......This is my First Christmas card for this year.....not like me to get started early..lol, but i wanted to share this fabulous ribbon from CRAFTY RIBBONS with you. I have used a stamp from Chloe's stamps and embossed with gold embossing powder, added little green gems and two little berries from my Christmas crackers last year...yeah it pays to throw nothing away..lol
So one down, just another 79 to go......hehe
Have a lovely day all
x carol x

Sunday 15 July 2012


WOW..Are you seeing what i can see out of my window...SUN and blue sky i am amazed, LOL
Now here is my card i quickly put together last night for the Inspiration Blog over at Crafty ribbons.

The ribbon is an infusion ribbon and is beautiful, you can find it here , it is also available in other colours. because this has wire in, i was able to give the impression that there is a double  bow but there isn't, which is good because then i don't have to use all my gorgeous ribbon...lol. I have kept the card CAS so as show off the ribbon. Distressed my card with Tim Holtz pink shade  and added one of the lovely little butterfly's to the image which is a bugaboo image.
Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your day.
adding this card too the following challenges
The paper players.....CAS and words the focal point
hugs Carol x

Friday 13 July 2012


Hi there ....Hows things with everyone, i am beginning to think we will get a late summer, everyone is so sick of the weather lately, I work as a nurse and every other patient i speak to in clinic are totally sick with the weather, loads have already had there summer holidays...abroad may i add. well just another 12 weeks for mine. lol hope the time will fly by.   ok enough of the weather!!!!
My card is my DT project for TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS and our theme this week is Lots of layers..at least 3....our sponsor is
The image i have used is a KK image and the papers are from a CD, Ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons,

 why not pop on over to the blog and check out the other fab DT work.
Enjoy the rest of today, hugs
carol x

Football will be back!!

Hi just me!! to share with you my  DT creation for CRAFTY CATZ  as it is FRIDAY ....yipee nearly the weekend, Our theme this week is  THE OLYMPICS, which gives you a wide scope really. would love for you to join in with us.

My image is a Teddybo one, the flag i made with the best of British ribbons from Crafty ribbons,  other ribbon and button also from CR.

Our sponsor this week is
There is some fab DT projects over on the CRAFTY CATZ blog why not have a peek and leave them some loooove
Thanks for popping by this morning, nice to have you around, 
hugs carol x

Thursday 12 July 2012

ladybird ladybird .....

Hi and HAPPY Thursday .....as it's Thursday i have my usual DT creations to share with you, this one is for CRAFT challenge and our theme this week is now don't laugh.......SUMMER ...yep i know it's a joke right we have not had any yet, have we...well you can create it on your lovely card just for us!!
This is mine....gone a little OTT with the ladybirds but i don't see many of them around these days a bit like the SUN!!
Our sponsors are Sassy Studio.........Stitchy Bear stamps.........Bugaboo stamps...... and Fantastic Ribbons
The image  used is from Bugaboo stamps, the ribbon is from an eBay seller which i thinks fits in with the image nicely.  Papers are from a CD and the the quote is a wooden stamp which I've had a while

Thanks for your visits, i do so much enjoy them.....take care and have a lovely day.
hugs Carol x

Monday 9 July 2012

Ribbon card

Morning bloggers ..Thought i would share with you my card which i made for the CRAFTY RIBBONS inspiration blog, have you had a peek there lately, its full of fab ways to use your ribbons.
This card is using the Ric Rac, Polka dot and saddle stitch ribbon all from CRAFTY RIBBONS. The butterfly is from a die cut sheet from buzz craft. You could just add a flower or a sentiment to finish the card, instead of the butterfly if you wanted too.  
Hope you are having a lovely day so far, thanks for stopping by.
x carol x 

Friday 6 July 2012

Seeing Spots

Yep it's another PINK card......sorry but my blog seems to be full of this colour this week, lol.
This is my DT card for CRAFTY CATZ and the theme is SPOTS
The image is from our sponsor which is Floppy Latte Designs

I have used my spellbinders dies. glittered the butterfly on the image, papers are from a CD. Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, The layered Butterfly which is  die cut sheet from Buzzcraft , pretty don't you think?
Now i hope you can get spotty too with us 
Thanks again for saying HELLOOOOOOOOOO
hugs Carol x

Aaaah this is the life!!

It's time for a new challenge to begin over at TOTALLY PAPER CRAFTS and can you guess what the theme is......HERE COMES SUMMER.....ooh how i wish!!! do you think our summer is very far away??
Our sponsors this week is Simon Says  
Simon Says Stamp
The image i have used is a Meljen image, MS punch for the boarder, pearly doodles along the bottom and corners. Organza ribbons and flowers from stash.
Would love to see you play along with us.
crafty semtiments.....summertime chall
Papertake weekly .....anything goes
Carol x