Friday 30 November 2012

Recycle time

Friday means CRAFTY CATZ challenge
yep the new challenge starts today and it has been chosen by Naomi and it is recycle,
(Use something  you would not normally use)
 i have recycled the berries from Christmas Crackers off last year. Also the green card which i have mattered my DP on is from packaging i received.  Ribon is from Crafty Ribbons.
The image was kindly given from our sponsors
and the prize is 

Do hope you can play along with us as there isn't many challenges left to play this year, two more then we break up for the hols, i know doesn't time fly.
My card also fits into these other fab challenges

whoopsidaisy.....use a digi
Pretty little ribbon..Die cut and punches
Lexis creation.....Christmas

Have a lovely day all
x Carol x

Make something Christmasey

Hi...peeps my post this morning is to show you my little Christmas decorations which i made with Shrink plastic, they would also look fab added to a card, which you will see later on in my posts.

As our theme this week at TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS is
 Anything Christmasey but a card, i decided this would fit perfectly
I used Crafters companion swalk stamps. stamped on to shrink plastic, coloured in and  then shrunk, i forgot how much fun it is to do, been ages since i used it. May have to play again
Creative card crew.....anything goes
Lej designs...fav technique
Party time tuesday....Anything goes
 Thanks for stopping by 
x Carol x

Thursday 29 November 2012

Ribbons and more

Good Morning.... well we are midway through our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS and its team "Bows" turn to show you our creations for the ongoing challenge.
The challenge is use two ribbons or more i have used three on mine, all available from Crafty ribbons store.
I love the jolly snowmen ribbon, they are so cute!
I have embossed my backing with the snowflakes folder.

Now the prize for this challenge is 

ooh gorgeous ribbon to play with !!!
My card will fit into these other fab challenges going on at the mo
Bunny Zoe's craft...winter
Cards for men.....Merry Christmas

Hope you can play along with us,  now thanks for stopping by today i do love your visit's
take care
x Carol x

Good old Santa!!

Hi and welcome to my first post of the day...Now over at CRAFT this week we have an inspiration picture for you too follow.
Please interpret this image any way you see it,  by it's colour or shape , it is a
Christmas pastry wreath so maybe food will be your inspiration.

The image i have used is from a new sponsor over at Craft called Rick St Dennis his images have so much detail. My flowers i have made with a "Chloe stamp" and embossed with Gold and Red embossing powder.
Other fab sponsors this week include.....
also our TOP 3 will get a lovely prize from our very own Jo

Will  be looking forward to see what inspiration you come up with.
My card is just perfect for these fab other challenges
lady Annes challenge.....anything goes
Crafting for all
Crafts and me......ribbon or trim
I love promarkers...anything goes
Sisterhood of crafters......embossing
Hugs Carol x

Wednesday 28 November 2012

On the first day of Christmas...tra la la la la.

Hello and Happy Wednesday, i don't normally do posts mid week,but we have some exciting news to share with you all.
Over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog we are having another  one of our fabulous events this time we are doing a Christmas Advent event which will run from 1st December through to the 24th December........

FANTASTIC  I here you say.....

Each day we will be highlighting a different Craft Company or Shop,the Design Team will be posting cards/projects on  the Inspiration blog and on their blogs each day there will also be a prize from the highlighted Company up for grabs that's 24 prizes  in total 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 the Christmas Advent will start at 8.30am (GMT) on the 1st December the Design Team hope you will all join in the fun and countdown to Christmas with us....... 
To start the ball rolling Crafty Ribbons are offering some fabulous ribbon candy 
vintage Christmas ribbon

if you would like to win these gorgeous ribbons..then all you need to do is go over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog and checkout the post about our Christmas Advent event...

See you there!!! hurry there might be a queue......

Enjoy the rest of today.
x Carol x

Friday 23 November 2012

Snowflakes and more

Hey it's Friday....that's if you didn't already know it!!!
Today at CRAFTY CATZ our lovely Dianne has picked a lovely Christmas theme for you all
Snowflakes,Stars and Sentiment

Our lovely sponsors are
CRIMSON CLOUD with a prize of 3 packs of Die cuts

Crimson Cloud

I have used my  trusty snowflake embossing folder and this stamp of mine from a few years ago, which was very popular, have heat embossed the image and added a big bow, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons .
Simps!! you would think!! lol except i had to stamp and do my image twice as this embossing powder doesn't show when embossed, so hard sometimes to see if it's all embossed
Now i hope you can play along with us as there isn't many challenges left for this year.

Christmas card challenge...double  embossing
Dream valley challenges...anything goes
Little Claire's design ......Christmas

Stitch it up!!

Hello .... How are we all doing in blog land, good i hope...
Now my card this morning is for our new challenge which starts today over at 
and the theme is Stitching, real or fake...
Now i have asked for a little sewing machine off Santa, if i am real good he may bring me 
But in the mean time fake it is!!
Our sponsor this week is 

This is one of the images which i got to chose from ADFD 
Flowers i made with diecut and paper, papers i have had a long time, not sure of the make.
be back soon..

One stitch at a time...use a digi
challenges for everyone.....anything goes
x carol

Thursday 22 November 2012

Colour Combo time

Hi there, well it is time for a new challenge at CRAFT and this week the challenge is a colour combo

Think i manged to cover it, 

The image is from the new CD from Just inked
The papers are from LEJ designs which are one of our sponsors this week
and the flowers i made with papers and die 

Other sponsor this week include
Our TOP 3 this week will also win
a prize from Crafts u print
Glad you stopped by, Have a lovely day!
adding my card to these other challenges around at te mo

Robyns Fetish ......make it vintage
squirrel and the fox......Anything goes
Gem of a challenge......ribbon and lace
hugs Carol x

Friday 16 November 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On it's Christmas

Today it is my turn to try and give you some Inspiration .... as over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog  we like to keep you inspired with all the fabulous ribbons available at the Crafty ribbons store, It's just like been like a kid in a sweetie shop  but in my case its  fab ribbons to play with ...
Now i was making a card for a future challenge when i came across this little image on the new Christmas Ribbon and thought aw he's cute i need  to use him!! so i made a kind of embellishment out of him, so i ended up making three more and this is the outcome 
You can find the snowmen here and Keep Calm ribbon Here

I have added the ribbon to a piece of square card, then die cut a shape with the cuttlebug, then attached to the top of my ribbon to give him this shape!
Thanks for your visit, 
adding my card too
card mania...embossing
Mygrafico challenge...anything goes
Pretty little ribbon shop....die cut and punches
Tammy's scrapin corner...anything goes
The pink elephant....punches or dies
Crimbo Crackers......snowmen
hugs carol x

Who can resist adding Sparkle

WELL not us at CRAFTY we would love you to add sparkle to your creation, This is our fab  Janette's choice this week, so blame Janette when you are going around with bits of glitter on your face!! as there is no escaping it.. no matter how good you are.
I have glittered the hat and some of the dots on my backing paper. Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, which is a fab way to add your greeting.
The image is from our fab sponsor this week which is Stamping Boutique ...called Bring it on snowman!

and you could win 3 images of your choice.

The  rest of  the DT have been playing nicely with this theme in mind and come up with some gorgeous creations, hope you can pop by and say hello.
now i know you may be getting sick of me 
i do have one more post for today...yeah 3rd of the day,  
see you soon.
adding my card to
My Mums craft shop......winter wonderland
7 kids colledge fund ....bling
Bunny Zoe's craft.....winter
x Carol x

Clean and Simple !!

Good Morning .......HAPPY FRIDAY !!
I have took  this photo at an angle to
try and  show you the glitter on the stars on my card for TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS ...But its not showing to well. Now our theme this week is 
CAS ...Black n White chosen by Lisa
Well this is about as  CAS as i can
The image is from our sponsor, Meljen's Designs called Star and String

Simple snowflake embossing on the white card background, used silver mirror card and added the final little bow detail on the top.  
Pop on over and have a peek at the other DT creations, they look fab.
Catch you in a little while as i am back with another Friday morning card, 
adding to these other challenges
Hooked on craft...Christmas..No red or green
Moving along with the times.....Seeing  Stars 
Sassy studio patterend paper

x carol x 

Thursday 15 November 2012

First time for everything !!

Hi again...I have never made one of these twisel cards before, they are difficult to it keeps on but i will be making another one!
Now  it's week two of our CRAFTY RIBBONS challenge and it's Team "Bows" to show you our creations for the challenge,
Which is Nursery Rhyme 

Mine is
 Dr Foster went to Gloucester
in a shower of rain
He stepped in a puddle, right up to his middle
and never went there again !

I have used   a SWALK  Stamp which i have never inked....yeh we all have
the ribbons are from CRAFTY RIBBONS  Emporium both of them, I have sent this to a DT friend, i do hope she has received it by now, as she is feeling a little under the weather.
The saying on the card is 
After the rain.........The sun always shines again
thought it might cheer her up!!
Remember the prize for this challenge is  some fab
Baby ribbons

Nice of you to call by hope you have a wonderful day.
It's my turn also to add a creation to the Crafty Ribbons inspiration blog tomorrow, so i hope you can pop by.

Adding my card into these other challenges,
Divas by design......anything goes
Lady Anne's challenge...anything goes, must use stamp
Creative moments...more than one fold
oldie but goodie...anything but christmas (stamp)
Crafters companion....fav colour combo
x Carol x

Live Love and Laugh

If only life was so simple........I love this image from Bugaboo, it would look fab in any colour don't you
think ? 
The ribbon i bought last weekend at the Craft fair at Sunderland...spent far too as you do. 
Now to tell you what our challenge is this week at CRAFT..well it is "add fabric" .
The flowers are my fabric, they are on a piece of net! and the flowers them selves are fabric
Our sponsors this week are .......Bugaboo......Trimgym .......Scrappers Delight and Karen's Doodles ....
WOW four fab prizes!! 
Now i will be back in a little while with my next post of the
for CRAFTY  RIBBONS as it's  team Bows turn to show our creations for the ongoing challenge.

i am adding this card to the following challenges
Penny's paper crafting...Anything goes
Card Mania challenge...Embossing
Make it Monday...anything goes

x Carol x 

Friday 9 November 2012

DT card for Totally Papercrafts

Hello and welcome back to my second post of the day, this image is from Saturated Canary 

and Kirsty kindly gave us some fab images to work with as they are our sponsor this week at

Our theme is Cute and Girly 
chosen by Wendy
so i have gone with the pink colour choice, flowers, ribbon  from Crafty Ribbons and a lovely pearl ribbon embellishment.
Paper was  freebie from Mag
Hope you can play along with us.
x Carol x

DT card for Crafty catz

Choo Chooooo,  this is my creation for CRAFTY CATZ as our theme this week is 
Anything goes
I thought this image worked well for a new baby boy card
The image is from our sponsor who is

I have embossed the corners and back of circle image with cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, used LOTV special date stamp, Ribbon is from Crafty ribbons and the papers are from craft CD.
Thanks for all your comments and visits, they are very much appreciated,
Take care and Have a good weekend
x Carol x

Thursday 8 November 2012

Craft challenge DT card

Hello ...At work today  as i was off yesterday as a day off on my rota, nice to have these mid week, got a few things done, bit of everything, crafting, housework, etc etc 
Now onto the reason i am here, this is my DT card for CRAFT  and our theme is 
Inspired by a film  
well my film is YOU'VE GOT MAIL 
I love this film, with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
as this little image is called Mail Call and is from Stitchey Bear Digital stamps, which is one of our sponsors this week.
Our other fab sponsors are
so four fabulous prizes.

Nice to have you join in with us if you have the time, 
adding this card to these other challenges,
I love promarker's.....pretty in pink.
Papertake weekly......Anything goes
x Carol x

Friday 2 November 2012

DT card for Totally Papercraft

Hi just me again with another quick post to  share with you my DT card for TOTALLY PAPERCRAFT
Our theme this week has been chosen by our fab Laine
our sponsor this week is 
Simon Says Stamp

I have used papers from last year on my project and the image is  Meljens . The ribbon and berries i have recycled from last Christmas. I also glittered the little baubles on the tree.
Hope you can play along with us, 
have a lovely day and a lovely weekend when it comes around.
adding my card too
Party Time Tusday...Anything goes
Crafts and Me...Bling it up 
Anything goes.....Anything goes
x Carol x

DT card for Crafty Catz

Happy's nearly the weekend!!!
Today it's our new challenge starting at CRAFTY CATZ and our sponsor is 

Our theme has been chosen by our fab teamie Kim and she would like to see TEXTURE on your creations, such as twine, fabric, felt ,lace etc.
I have used embossing and Flower soft. and the ribbon which is from Crafty Ribbons has embossed letters.
The DT have been busy and would love for you to pop on over and have a peek. 
Have a good day,

The Papershelter;.....Anything goes
The Crafty Pad...Christmas
I love Promarkers.....Cute
One stitch at a time...Christmas
x carol x

Thursday 1 November 2012

DT card for Crafty Ribbons

Hi just me again, this is my creation for CRAFTY RIBBONS challenge which is now in it's second week.
Our theme is 
and the lovely prize is 
vintage Christmas ribbon 

The rest of the DT have also posted their creations for our challenge this week so why not pop on over and have a peek.

I have embossed my red card with the snowflakes die and the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons 
thanks again for your visit
Have a lovely Day.
x Carol x

DT card for craft

Morning my lovelies...Hows it going, well It's Thursday and that means a few posts for me starting with  this one for CRAFT and our theme this week is 

So i am sure we will have lots of lovely entries to see as we always need Birthday cards 
Our sponsors this week are
LEJ Designs ..........The Craft Pad Design's I have used this image from this sponsor called Cat in Window
Flonz and our very own Jo Trimgym's digi stamps
so four prizes for the winners this week.

My papers are printed from Craft CD, ribbon is from my ribbon stock.
Glad you found the time to pop by today.
hugs carol x