Tuesday 30 April 2013

Bubblelicious Birthday

Well Happy Tuesday and welcome to my first post for my new DT post at Bearly Mine Designs...ooh i did enjoy using the new digi papers from Bearly mine....
These ones are called Simple dots and Spring blossoms which you can find  here
The only problem i had was which colour and which ones to use....a great selection of papers .
I have glittered my bubbles which you can not see very good on the photo. added my own little sentiment...i don't think Bubblelicious is a word but i like it and it fit with my image from Bugaboo ...which is called
 Boo Bath
Our sponsors this week are Alota rubber stamps ......Merly impressions and Bearly Mine Designs...why not pop on over to the challenge blog and check out the prizes and the rest of the fab DT creations

Thanks for your visit today.... enjoy the rest of the week.....
stay safe and craft
Adding my card to these other fab challenges going on at the mo...
Love to create...Punches and Dies
Make it Monday....Anything goes
Card mania...photo inspiration
Challenges 4 everybody....anything goes
x Carol x

Friday 26 April 2013

Flowers and Lace

Hows your morning going then so far.....well i'm at work so this i hope has posted....
This is my second post this morning and it is my Totally Papercraft DT creation
Our theme this week is 
I have added lace across middle of card which you can just say see on the photo, the image called Linda Spring,   is from our sponsor this week which is 

and our second sponsor is 

The DT have made some fabulous creations why not pop on over and have a peek.
I'll be back on Tuesday with  my first DT creation for Bearly Mine Design, i do hope you wll pop round and have a peek......  
Take care
x Carol x

Well Colour me Purple!!

Hi there my crafty friends..... it's nearly the weekend, but i'm a late finish tonight normally i have a half day on a Friday,  so will be glad when the end of today comes around.
ok now on to my card for CRAFTY CATZ

Our challenge this week has been chosen by our fab Beth and she wants you to use 
The colour Purple 
we have a fab sponsor again this week and it is 
the prize is 

These are gorgeous don't you think?? well they could be yours if yo join in with our challenge for a chance to win them....

My card has this lovely crafty ribbon which you can find here. The image is a crafters companion stamp Popcorn the bear, and the papers are from a craft CD. Spellbinders die for the boarders 

Have a good weekend all and thanks for your visit again today 
take care 
X Carol X

Thursday 25 April 2013

DT card for CRAFT

Morning all....Today see's the start of our new challenge at CRAFT, our theme this week is 
Queen for the day / bling it up / land of make believe.....
wow plenty scope there do ya think!! Love for you to join in with us
This is a bit CAS for me..... 
Its a young mans Birthday card....sure he will like it. The image is called Snowman pin up from Sassy studio, but i don't think it needs to be Christmas to use it!!
Or sponsors this week include
so lots of prizes yet again this week

thanks for your visit today, 

Friday 19 April 2013

One for the Boys!! and some news

Morning my friends.......its new challenge day at CRAFTY CATZ and the theme has been chosen by 
 our lovely Naomi  and it is ......
Well this was my hubby's card for our Anniversary a couple of weeks ago I must say the liking of me is uncanny !! lol 
I wish......

It is a kenny k image, and the backing card is from Crafters companion.
Our sponsor this week is 

and they are offering 

so do play along with us, i know its not always easy making a male theme card but we all need them from time to time...
Now i also wanted to share some fab news .....i have been invited on the DT over at 
and you know what my answer was YEAH
whoooooo...that means  i get to play with some fab Digi papers ....ooh i can hardly wait, you will start seeing my creations for Bearly Mine at the end of the month so watch this space !! but i am sure the digi papers may pop on my blog before then..lol 

adding my card to these other challenges...
Aud sentiments....for the guys 
Sassy studio designs....fancy fold
Kenny K chall blog.....dies and punches

Happy Friday and have a good weekend,
x Carol x 

Thursday 18 April 2013


Hello again just me with the little reminder post for CRAFTY RIBBONS challenge as it's team Bows turn to share with you our creation for the ongoing challenge which is 

I used the new Crafters Companion Panda pals i think they are so cute! the ribbon is from here at Crafty Ribbons store

This is this the prize from Crafty ribbons this fortnight
Spring Ribbons - Tulip

ooh my fav spottie ribbons!!! now who wouldn't want these...lol
adding my card to the following challenges....
Crafters companion....flowers
Shellys images....flowers
Crafting for all season...no stamps allowed
Paper pretties wednesday chall... Happy Birthday

Thanks for your visit...take care and enjoy your day!!
x carol x

Sketch time at CRAFT

Hello crafty  bloggers, today i share with you my DT creation for CRAFT and we are having a sketch for you to play along with 
My flower image is from one of our sponsors this week which is 
Three daisies by Patties creations
other sponsors this week include 

and also

so many prizes for the winners again this week. Hope you can play along with us, remember you can twist or turn the sketch as long as you can see the sketch itself.
adding my card too
Papertake weekly...one DP only 
A little bit crafty....Anything goes

have a lovely day all....
Carol x 

Sunday 14 April 2013

mmmm Cupcake and cards

Hi peeps are we all having a relaxing Sunday..... Have you seen the new ribbons over at CRAFTY RIBBONS store ...ooh they are gorgeous.....
I have used them on my cakes today, made them this morning...had a lovely crafty day

added edible glitter and butterfly which was punched out of the sugar paper
I have also made a little cute bag, just for the little cupcake to go in!!  and card to go with them ...what do you think?

I must say not many cakes left now...... as my family love cakes....who doesn't lol
thanks for your visit.....
Adding my card to these other challenges....
Challenges 4 everybody......anything goes
Patties creations.....make it sparkle
Chocolate coffee and cards......inspiration photo
x carol x

Friday 12 April 2013

Get Krafty

Hi there just me again ....such a little pest on a Friday...lol

This is my DT card for TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS and the theme this week has been chosen by our fab team mate Susan she has chosen Lets get Krafty
 The image is from our sponsor this week which is  Bugaboo ..i think he is so cute!! added little pink pearl doodles on his face  and paws!! used Kraft card for the matting and layering of image and papers.Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

I sent this card to a work friend who left the North  East to live in Portsmouth with her new hubby... sent some chocolate Malteasa bunny's too as she loves chocolate....who doesn't  lol as i do miss her it's  so quite with her gone!!

why not pop on over and see what the other DT have been doing ...
Thanks again for stopping by, adding my card to these other fab challenge blogs 
Whimsey stamps...pretty in pink
Crafty creations..no squares
Bunnyzoe's crafts...my fav colour combo
House of Gilli....flowers and or ribbon
x Carol x

Panda's here again!!

Hello Happy bloggers... Did you know its Friday and are you ready for the weekend..... Now today see's our new challenge starting over on CRAFTY CAZ and this week our lovely Aunt Sue has picked the theme and done a fab sketch for us to use.......

I am sure you will have fun like the DT did, i have criss crossed my card for the embossing used my die cut machine for the boarder design down next to my fab spottie ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. Also used die cut corners and banner. The image is so cute and is from our sponsor The paper shelter


and Marianne Design is our second fab sponsor this week, both offer fabulous prizes
check out the Crafty catz blog for details

Thanks again for your visits and have a lovely weekend my special blog friends, 
Adding my card too these other fab challenge blogs
Card crafters circle.....Die cuts and or embossing
LEJ Designs....show us your ribbons
Papertake weekly.....Bingo (punches,free and ribbons)
Cardmania...punches and or dies
x Carol x

Thursday 11 April 2013

Mr melting Snowman

Morning my lovely Crafters.....well hopefully we have seen the last of snowman stuff..... but here is my creation for the CRAFT challenge  using the image called meting snowman from A Day For Daisies...much better to see on a card instead don't you agree. The challenge is 
Christmas in April

I have embossed the backing with the snowflake  folder and die cut the two other shapes and added glittery flowers.
Our  fab  four sponsors this week are 
which means lots of prizes!!

Thanks for your visit today....have a lovely day
adding my card to Bearlymine designs....Anything goes
Moving along with the times.... song/film  (the snowman) 
Shellys images......use scallops
I love promarkers......Embossing...promarkers used on image
7 kids colledge fund....anything goes
whimsical designs..embossing
x Carol x

Saturday 6 April 2013

Ribbon inspiration

Happy Saturday.....this morning i am showing you a creation i made  using these lovely ribbons from CRAFTY RIBBONS.  and the image is from The Paper Shelter....
These ribbons are available in different  widths Rainbow Stripe - Holiday Blues and you can find them here

I have used two lots of die cuts from spellbinder on my card, the corner and boarders,  You know when you start a card thinking it would work and then you need to rethink half way through well, this is one of those cards, think there is a little bit to much going on but had to go with it...lol.
These little bows were made with a fork.. saw it that morning on the craft channel on tv so had a quick go ...worked fine.
thanks for your visits....have a lovely weekend....going out for lunch with my hubby today as its our wedding Anniversary...28 years....and counting..take care
x carol

Friday 5 April 2013

wedding flowers

Good Morning my lovlies...today i share with you my DT project for CRAFTY CATZ as the theme is a big favorite of everyones
Our lovely Janette picked this theme, 
It is our wedding Anniversary tomorrow...28 years wished i had done my flowers for my wedding way back then!!
I decided these wedding flowers i made for a friend fitted into this challenge ..... i have added diamante head pins to the flowers .
Used beautiful wide organza ribbon which i love  and beads round the stem

also made some button holes to match....

I was pleased with the way they turned out as never ever made anything like this before!  but the bride loved them and that's the main thing, so what do you think??
Now our sponsor this week is Crimson Cloud

Crimson Cloud
and the prize is 3 packs of die cut's.
The rest of the DT have made some gorgeous creations...sure to inspire you if you are stuck a little as we all get from time to time, so pop on over and leave them some friendly love, :0)
we also have our new for this month Guest DT which is Tilly, welcome Tilly hope you enjoy your month with us!!   
So now we are on the hunt for our next victim...lol  for MAY would you like to be part of our DT for the month of May....if so remember to add GDT after your name when you play along with us this week....go on you  know you want too..hehe 

will catch up with you all soon
have a lovely weekend
hugs carol x

Thursday 4 April 2013

Time to recycle

Hi there well we are nearly at the end of the week already...isn't it  great to have a short week.

Today i am sharing my recycled creation with you as the theme at CRAFT is 

My daughter bought me a lovely Mothers day card and yep i cut it up!!  i die cut these toppers as they were printed straight on to the Mothers day card and even the ribbon came from there too.... all i added new was the white embossed backing card. and pink layered card.

Our sponsors this week are 

So four fabulous prizes again this week, the DT have been busy with lots of creations , why not take a peek
and don't forget to play along with us.
Have a lovely day all
my card fits into these other challenges, .........
Little miss muffett chall,.... anything goes
Shellys images....use scallops
crafting for all seasons........floral delight
Ruby's  rainbow......Happy birthday.
x carol x  

Anything goes !! at Crafty Ribbons

Hi just me again with the 2nd week reminder about the CRAFTY RIBBONS challenge which is

The ribbons on my card are the new sew ones not long been released at Crafty ribbons arn't they fab, you can find them here along with the buttons which are here

the prize is a 

Did you enjoy the blog hop....we had lots of hoppers..lol winners are now announced over on the
I will be back again at the weekend with another crafty ribbons creation to share more fab ribbon designs from the crafty ribbon web site
catch you later...
x Carol x

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Bog Hop candy winner

Hello Guys..Did you enjoy our CRAFTY RIBBONS BLOG HOP!!
well we had lots of entries so i am pleased we had lots of prizes too, so many winners the results are in...
all winners have been announced on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog...

My winner is Patty....CONGRATULATIONS hunny and thanks for hopping by my world and playing along with the hop.

Please contact me  at carolcroft7@btinternet .com with your addy so i can get your ribbon candy out to you
hugs carol x

Happy Easter !!! Blog Hop Time

Hey HAPPY EASTER!!!!and welcome to the Easter Blog Hop
My card i have made is using
 this gorgeous wire edge ribbon which you can find here in lots of different fab colours
now if you fancy some nice ribbon to add to your cards why not join in with the blog hop!!

If you are not sure how the blog hop works the object of the game is to hop from one blog to another following the links on the DT blogs. 
Now you have to collect a letter from each blog and this will make a sentence which you will need to enter at the end on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog.
The draw for the prizes  will take place soon after it finishes on Wednesday 3rd April
We also have some guests playing along with us so check out the post at Crafty Ribbons

if you fancy a chance of some Crafty Ribbons from my blog please leave a comment below saying you are joining in with the hop!! and you could win these fab Ribbons

Now you should have arrived  here from Laura's blog 
and the word you are looking for from me is
Your next hop will take you too

If you get lost along the way pop back to CRAFTY RIBBONS INSPIRATION BLOG for the full list and starting place.

Don't forget we also have our challenge starting today at the Crafty Ribbons challenge blog with a chance to win a voucher to spend at Crafty Ribbons 
The challenge is Anything goes with a Ribbon ... this runs for two weeks so plenty time to join in why not pop on over and check out the First part of the DTwork with more up for showing  next week for inpsiration
Good luck and
Have a fab Easter break!!
There is so many Easter challenges around at the mo i could not resist joining in with some of them so here they are
Stamp and doodle...Easter/spring
Creative inspirations....Easter wishes
x Carol x