Friday 30 January 2015

Stitching at Crafty Catz

Morning friends in blog land.... Hope everyone is not too snowed in, we don't have much snow...thankfully just  very cold.
Now today's card is for the New challenge starting today at CRAFTY CATZ.
Our theme is stitching, real or faux
Our  fabulous sponsor this week  is 
we were so lucky to get to choose an image from the sponsor to play with for this challenge 

Papers are from Bearly-mine, flowers are die cut.
lace from stash and added a lovely little cute wooden heart  also from stash. 
Hope you have time to play along with us.
Thanks for your visit today and stay safe and warm 
hugs Carol x 

Friday 23 January 2015

Teddy time at Crafty catz

It's nearly the weekend....whooooo
that also means a new challenge begins at CRAFTY CATZ 
and today its
"Oh My.... Teddies"
We got to play with some fab images from our sponsor this week which is 

I have emossed my Kraft card and used a spellbinders die to cut out this fab shape which i have added my topper too.

Die cut used for the stars explosion 
used the same chameleon  pen to colour the whole image with, still finding my feet with these, practice makes perfect they  so more practice.
Thanks for stopping by today
Have a lovely weekend
x carol x 

Thursday 22 January 2015

Balsa Box

Saw this Balsa box over on a a teamie's blog from Crafty Ribbons.... Cebelica   there's also a tutorial HERE from SA Crafters.
 Loved the idea so had a go myself and it fitted perfectly with this fortnights challenge of ANYTHING BUT A CARD at Crafty Ribbons challenge blog  so  this was the outcome...even saw a you tube on the butterflies made out of prima flowers while i was there so had a go at them also..tehe, didnt get anything done the day i made these apart from hang washing out!!

 Back of box 
I used papers which already look a bit destessed , but mattered onto card and added distress ink to edges. Box was made out of old packaging from Christmas (yeah still had some around)  it does need to be a thicker kind as tried with thinner card from another box and could not get it to stick very good! 
added a double sided die cut stencil then covered in glitter
Flowers from stash, black butterflies are the prima flowers, add glossy accents to these to add the shine.
Used cosmic shimmer for the pink pearls effect
the pink ribbon round the bottom is wire edge ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
added four round feet on the very bottom which were just old buttons.

another button for the front to fasten with and a a tassle for decoration...
see thats why it took me all
well i hope you like it or maybe i have  even inspired you too...
Have a lovely day and thanks for your visit today 
adding card too
Creative knockout...lots of embellishments
x Carol x

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Together we are EVERYTHING

Hello i had a little play with some of the gorgeous wedding ribbons from CRAFTY RIBBONS and this is what i decided to do with them

using wedding owl ribbons which include With love...Happy Anniversary ...Believe...Dreams really do come true.  Everything  and there's lots more, these are also available in cream 

these are just perfect for adding any sentiment to your card. I especially like
Without you I;m nothing
With you I'm something
Together we are EVERYTHING!!
Thought this would make a lovely Anniversary card...
Used spellbinders heart die to cut our shape on main card then used cut out and layered on to silver mirror card. added pink pearl doodles in corners 

thanks for stopping by today
enjoy the rest of your day
x Carol x

Friday 16 January 2015

New Home

Hi again, well you know what today is, yep FRIDAY  so that means new challenge day at
well today the challenge is NEW BEGINNINGS
So new home, new baby, new job etc 
I have gone with New Home and these quick and fab little toppers are just perfect for a quick card.
The backing card is from a Crafters companion card pack.
The ribbon is a Bias Binding which is available from Crafty Ribbons...its very pretty don't you think? 
Well you could have some too as they just happen to be our sponsor this week and you can win a £10 voucher to spend at their shop

Thanks for you visit today again
take care and have a really lovely weekend
adding my card too
Papertake weekly......New things
Creative moments.........New Beginnings
Inspiration Destination...Anything goes
Pennys papercraft...Anything goes 
Scrappers delight.....Anything goes with twist New Beginnings
hugs carol x

Friday 9 January 2015

Polka Dots.....

Hey Happy Friday....
its nice to get back into the daily routine don't you think, back to work this week well Wednesday so only half a week done..
Role on the next hols that's what i say, and i would love to see some light nights coming in as that always helps.
Now enough of my waffling
Today's card is for the challenge over at CRAFTY CATZ.... i wonder if this week will be as popular as last weeks!! we had lots of entries.  
The challenge is POLKA DOTS
I got to play with this fab quote from our sponsor which is Inky impressions
why not check out the inspiration from the rest of the fab CC team
My card is really simple, used a new die which i bought a few months back but never got round to using it until today, embossed the backing card added the lovely soft ribbon 
all added to the spottie paper....
thanks for stopping by, Have a good weekend.
adding my card to
Inky impressions...something new
Sister Act card chall....Anything goes
Aud sentiments chall blog...Use word New or new item (new item )
Dies R us .....Anything goes twist of use a new item
Naughty or nice....Use something new

x carol  

Thursday 8 January 2015

Sentimental time

Hello well its our first challenge in the new year over at CRAFTY RIBBONS and the theme is
Lets get sentimental 
Its the Button team this week to share their creations but we are down a few team members so i thought i would add to the mix, it was made very last minute so its just a quick card.

Used polka dots Bias Binding from the Crafty ribbon store

mattered and layered image and design paper onto silver mirror card and black card stock 
added butterfly and some little pearl doodles round edges ..... quick card!! lol
Hope you can play along with us 
and don't forget we are looking for a few team members to play with these lovely crafty ribbons 
have a nice weekend
adding my card too
ABC Challenge ....A..Anything goes
Creative craft cottages......Anything goes 
7 kids colledge fund.....Anything goes 
Pennys challenge...Anything goes 
Papertake weekly....Anything goes
Party time Tuesday.....Anything goes 
x Carol x

Friday 2 January 2015

Anything goes and HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hello there....Happy New Year ...lets hope for a Healthy.... Happy...... Crafty new year !!
a bit wealth so i can buy my crafty stash too
Today CRAFTY CATZ team are back from our Christmas break and our first challenge is 

i got to play with the sponsors image from Fitztown
this cute bear image!! in his flower garden 
The papers are from Bearly-mine which are sadly not in business no more
Flowers are stamped and heat embossed onto the Dottie papers.Card candy as embellishments  

The ribbons are available from Crafty Ribbons  you will also find my card over on the  CR 
Inspiration blog  this morning 

Thanks for your visit today they are always appreciated 
take care
x Carol x