Thursday 28 August 2014

Birthday celebration

Morning friends ....
ooh the weather is wet today here in the North East.
think i may get some crafting done, need to make some samples for Crafty Ribbons new ribbons! 
Now speaking of CRAFTY RIBBONS its our BIRTHDAY 
we have lots of prizes and ribbons to give away, we are also moving to be a fortnightly challenge blog,
so more time to play along with us.
My DT card today is using a lovely birthday image from one of our sponsors which is BUGABOO 

The ribbons are new at CR, very bright and cheerful and can be found on their web site 
My flowers are a die cut which i got free in paper craft mag and also the birthday stamp was a freebie too!
along with the gorgeous papers....
Have a lovely weekend 
stay safe 
adding my card too
Crafty Girls chall...Anything goes 
Cute card Thursday...Anything goes
My heart Pieces....use digi image
Seize the Birthday......Birthday card plus an option

x Carol x

Thursday 21 August 2014

Celebration time

Morning friends...well Crafty Ribbons have been on a 3 week break but we are back! 
so i do hope you pop on over and join in the challenge for this week which is
we would love to see milestone birthdays/wedding/ etc
I have used this Crafters companion image from Bo Bunny CD
hes cute don't you think?
The flowers are made out of white vellum but they look a little grey on the top photo.
i have stamped and heat embossed them. 

Ribbon is of course from Crafty Ribbon store 
Organza ribbon and with love sentiment ribbon. 

my cards / blog posts will be a little rare over the next week or two as having a break for couple of weeks from
Have a lovely weekend

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Inspiration time

Hello again fancy seeing you
Today its my turn to share with you some Inspiration using BEARLY-MINE  digi papers.
I have used the simple stripes and the simple dots
you can find them both HERE  
The ribbon is from CRAFTY RIBBONS ..which is the wire edge ribbon, so keeps its shape perfectly !! you will find my tree over there also on the Inspiration blog too 

This is the first topiary tree i have made ....
just need to do another 9...yes 9 as they are for my grand-daughters christening
for the tables..
I found the template on e-bay
and thought it would work out cheaper to make these then all the other table decorations out there.
Hope you have a good day 
x Carol x

Friday 15 August 2014

Recycle Time

Morning my friends in blog world.....are you looking forward to the weekend, i know i am,
i think i am in need of a weeks holiday or two, speaking of holidays
Crafty Catz will be having two weeks hols after this weeks challenge which is 
Recycle it

well this is what i recycled...this was one of those boxes where you get on on top of each other and each one has something in it like cake or biscuits, usually about five boxes in all. we got them of the consultants at work last Christmas , i was more over the moon with the boxes than the contents,
looks a little boring  i know 

but look at it now... 

All flowers are hand made from stamps and the butterflies are also from a stamp,added glossy accents to them, which did make the red Tim holtz  ink go brighter than it was, so needed to add more red in than planned but overall i am pleased with it!!
Edges round box also stamped, was a free gift in the latest paper craft mag....
its one of Sheena Douglas.
Already found someone to give it to, that's if i can!!
 as i really like this one...
may have to make another one then..tehe 
Our sponsor this week is 
Thanks for stopping by
I too will be having a couple of weeks off from Craft DT as well as Crafty catz  DT so my blog will be a little less busy than normal.
take care and stay safe...
x Carol x

Thursday 14 August 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Hi there...yep this is a Christmas card but you now what it will be here before you know
need to do more actually as i always leave it til the last minute, do lots over the year but still not enough!!
ok the reason i am showing you my Christmas card is that the challenge over at CRAFT is 
Do you like the robin ribbon well these were part of the christmas ribbons from Crafty Ribbons
who happen to be one of our fantastic sponsors this week, 
Other sponsors include Stamping Boutique, Scribbles Designs

The Stamping Boutique

Hope you can play along with us, so if you havent already started your xmas cards, nows the 
take care
x carol x

Friday 8 August 2014

Lazy days of summer

Morning blogging August already, with such lovely weather too !! having said that Wednesday here in the North East of England we had a thunder storm and the rain was horrendous 
Hoping the weather stays good for the weekend as we are having a barbeque  to celebrate our daughters fingers crossed 
Now over to the card you see on my blog....Today at CRAFTY CATZ we have a new theme and it is 
well i think this image fits the bill, don't you.
I am also sharing this card over on the CRAFTY RIBBONS INSPIRATION BLOG as the beautiful ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, which you can find in different colours from HERE.
I have used my free die for the flowers..I really like this.
added pearl doodles round the edges.
Embossed the white card with the simple dots folder.  

Our sponsor this week is 
gif maker
why not hop on over and check out the DT samples...
thanks for stopping by today 
hugs carol x

Friday 1 August 2014

DT card for Bearly-mine

Hi ..just me again, Don't usually have two posts on a Friday but today is our new challenge day at 
We have a new one every that gives you lots of time to join in with us!!
This week the theme is 
I have used these fab images from inkado ..they were a freebie with a paper craft mag, so the image ...words ...and butterfly were all free!!
These fab black and white papers are from BEARLY-MINE
I have added a memento ink round the edges in a silver blue colour,
The ribbon is from a craft show i went to recently, two toned silver and black looks fab
thanks again for your visit..
take care
adding my card to 
Sister act card chall...anything goes
4 crafty chicks...anything goes
4 crafty girls....anything goes
Milk and coffee chall ....2 or more die cuts
Digi stamps4 n white

x carol x

Sketch time at Crafty Catz

Morning...friends in blog land....we are having some lovely weather lately..shame im not off 
my hols not til end of August, hope it stays good til then, fingers crossed.
Now onto my cute is this birdie!! this is one of the fab images available over at BUGABOO
This week at CRAFTY CATZ Bugaboo is our fab sponsor 

crafty ribbons

Now i cannot believe i did not add a ribbon to my card .....i think its because our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ is a sketch so i was concentrating on that, well that's the only thing i can think of because i always add ribbon!!
Our sketch is 

I think i covered everything in the sketch , not done one for a while, 
The papers are from Bearly-mine, The flowers are a flower stamp. I have also printed the image twice over and decoupaged  
Hop you can use our sketch for your next creation too....
Thanks for your visit today
hugs carol x