Friday 7 September 2018

Anniversary creation.

Well i have decided to take a big step back from design team work, I  have left the lovely  Aunty Sue in charge at Crafty Catz, the girls are a fab bunch very supportive, i will miss them all. Sad day but my heart  and soul is no longer there as it used to be for some reason.  I'm not sure if I'm keeping my lovely blog going but for now I would like to share a card made for a golden wedding Anniversary.
Most of this card is made from Crafters companion products
love the backing card, very elegant i think.
thanks for your visit, hopefully i will decide to continue with blogging and still get to see all the lovely creations and inspiration in blog land,
x Carol x

Friday 27 July 2018

Touch of yellow at crafty catz

Afternoon friends, I'm a little late with my morning post did you notice??
I am sharing my DT creation for our  challenge at CRAFTY CATZ.
Our theme is anything goes but our optional twist is 
add yellow.
Bugaboo is our lovely sponsor and as you can see this is one of their lovely cute mice images.

The handmade stamped flowers were made using the DP and added a little brad for centre. These DP are so pretty don't you think.

I am adding my card to the following challenges
Cute card Thursday....Too cute
Seize the Birthday....Birthday optional stripes
Crafting by design.....anything goes
Crafty creations...anything goes
Creative moments...anything goes
have a good weekend, x carol 

Friday 20 July 2018

Dies n punches optional theme

Morning my lovely people in blog land, well last day of school for many today, hope they all have a safe summer holiday i always feel there are a lot of accidents at this time of year with young children.
Now we too at Crafty Catz are nearly ready to have our summer break only one more challenge to go after today's. The  theme  chosen by Nina is ATG with optional use punches or  dies.

Our sponsor ADFD let us use some sweet images 

I used butterflies from my main die (along the top) which i cut twice as 1st time was wrong oops
 so waste not want not  just cut them out 
as they are so delicate and pretty. 
they fitted nicely round the image.
Thanks for your visit today 
Hope you enjoy the weekend what ever you have planned.
take care and stay safe 
x Carol x

Friday 13 July 2018

Summer is here

Hi Guys.... well where has our SUN gone, its not in the north east that's for sure.... hope it comes back soon.
Today its Friday yep and that only means one thing on my blog...New challenge day at CRAFTY CATZ  but it is  FRIDAY 13TH so if you are the suspicious type, no going under those ladders, lol.
My card today represents, pretty light cheerful colours. as this is our optional theme for this week.

we have a lovely sponsor again this week, 

I will be adding my card to these other lovely challenge blogs 
Aud sentiments and sentiment
Crafting with attitude.....Anything goes
Seize the Birthday....Birthday with optional sequins
Creative moments....Anything goes
Crafty creations.....Anything goes
now take care 
x Carol x

Friday 6 July 2018

Summer Fun at Crafty catz

Hi guys, well I've had a lovely 1st week of semi retirement, the sun has shone and enjoyed breakfast with family and a lovely lazy spa afternoon, Picnic in the park, ooh how the other half live If only it could be like this all the time!! well i still have a few more weeks of none working and then only part time hours so still time to chill.
Ok now onto my card for today ...

Its new challenge day at CRAFTY CATZ and our theme as always is ANYTHING GOES with our optional SUMMER FUN.
We had some fabulous summer images to play with from our wonderful sponsor 

This image was available to colour yourself or already coloured and with backgrounds, so can be a perfect quick card to make 

made my own sentiment and mattered and layered on a few different colours of blue card, dottie ribbon available from crafty ribbons. 
thanks for stopping by today 
have a lovely weekend and stay safe in the sunshine 
x Carol x

Friday 29 June 2018

Embossing at Crafty catz

Hello again hows things in your blog land? today I'm here with my usual CRAFTY CATZ  DT card
and we have a lovely sponsor again this week
Our optional theme is EMBOSSING ..dry or wet
why not play along with us, we only have a few more weeks left before our summer break, 
yep where did that part of the year go!! 
Have a lovely weekend,
take care
x Carol x

Friday 22 June 2018


Morning friends, its another long weekend for me.....eee i have had a few lately, another next weekend too.  This i could get use to.

Today i am here again with this weeks DT card for CRAFTY CATZ, it's the usual theme of ANYTHING GOES but our optional theme is BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS.
This fits in nicely with the gorgeous images we received from our sponsor this week which is 


I love this colour on my card,, its one of my favourites at the moment i think!! Embossed background, mattered and layered pattern paper, I bought some new pens off create and craft last week and i used the shimmer one on the flowers, sorry could not capture this on the photo. but they work a treat. 
Thanks for your visit, much appreciated,
take care x Carol x  

Friday 15 June 2018

Anything goes and GDT spot at Crafty catz

Good Morning my lovely blog we are starting a new challenge over on the CRAFTY CATZ blog....hope you can play....its ANYTHING GOES not optional choices this week,
 so go for it !!  
Our lovely sponsor this week is 

we had a couple of images to play with, this was my choice,  

We also have a guest designer post for the month of July if you interested ...having a little play with a few images, we would love to have you, pop on over and add your name, I'm sure you will have fun along the way. I used new papers from hunkydory, ribbon from crafty ribbons. die cut was the backing from some vinyl i cut  and thought I can use this, us crafters never throw anything away 

Thanks for your visit today.
take care
x Carol x

Friday 8 June 2018

Ribbon and lace why not...

Hello again...where did that week go....
I'm having a few days off work so a nice long weekend for me...whoop whoop!!
now what can i do, I really need to get into my craft room and organise, but that's not as fun as crafting and making more mess,lol
Ok so today I'm sharing my DT card for crafty catz, our  optional theme this week is
As our lovely sponsor 

Here you can see i have used this gorgeous lace, photo does not do it justice it has fine gold thread running through it,and the ribbon is satin ribbon available from crafty ribbons here   
Flowers and pearls from my stash. Papers from the works.
thanks for stopping by today 
x Carol x

Friday 1 June 2018

Its just Black n white

Morning friends in blog land
Just a little quick post from me today, sitting doing this this morning before i go out the door to as i have lost some time somewhere....
This is my DT card for Crafty Catz 
and our lovely sponsors are  Crafty Sentiments

our challenge is ANYTHING GOES with our added optional extra Black and White 

I love black and white, it  always looks good 
have a lovely weekend,
thanks for your visit
x Carol x

Friday 25 May 2018

Christmas in May

Hi guys...its CHRISTMAS!!! well at CRAFTY CATZ it is lol
Our optional theme is Christmas in May so if you fancy getting a head why not start making ready for Christmas and join in our challenge...

Our sponsor let us play with a few images, these were just perfect for our theme and make great Christmas cards.... a little glitter card for backing and used a die cut to cut the actual card shape with and punched snowflakes.   

Did you guess who our sponsor is ..yeah BUGABOO

thanks for stopping by, have a lovely Bank holiday 
x Carol x 

Friday 18 May 2018

sketch time at Crafty catz

Hello again well the week are passing quickly yet again, we are back with a new challenge over at CRAFTY CATZ  again...Our theme this week  is ATG with our optional twist of a sketch

its been a while since i followed a sketch so this was a great challenge for me, enjoyed doing it, remember you can turn it around etc if need be.
Our sponsor this week is the lovely  Digi doodle studios

we got to play with some adorable images, mines called  Jayde sky, papers are from stash but i think i bought from the Works, they can get some good crafty items in these days.

Thanks for stopping by, much appreciated
have a lovely weekend 
x Carol 

Friday 11 May 2018

GDT CALL and Anything goes at crafty catz

Morning my lovelies...well we did have a fab time and great laughs at Michael McIntyre on Saturday, he is so funny!! would total recommend his world tour.
Oh iv been busy this last bank holiday, stripping wallpaper off ...why did i put it on in the first place coz i hate taking it Kev my husband has re skimmed the whole bedroom so hopefully it will be dry to paint this weekend, ooh the joys!!
Now onto my card for this weeks challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, our theme is 
ANYTHING GOES with Optional CUTE IMAGE theme, 
I used a bugaboo image for this one,die cut bunting and die cut the lovely side flower embellishment  

Our sponsor this week is 
we also have a guest designer call for the month of June, so what you waiting for we would love for you to play along with us. just add GDT on your entry  and who knows it might be you.
good luck 
thanks for your visit today 

Friday 4 May 2018

Flowers needed at Crafty catz

Hello friends,

yes you guessed it... its FRIDAY and a bank holiday weekend, how fab is that..a long weekend to play !! I do hope you all have a lovely time what ever you have planned. We are all off to see 
Michael McIntyre tomorrow night at Newcastle, now that should be a good night, looking forward to it.
Now onto the reason I'm sharing my card with you, its new challenge day as its Friday at 

Our sponsor this week is the lovely All dressed up
we loved playing with some of her images, they are adorable.
Hoe you find the time to lay along with us and you could be playing with some of her images too if you win.
Take care and have a great weekend
Added my card too
All dressed up...anything goes
crafting with friends....Anything goes
Crafting by design.....anything goes
Creative moments....anything goes
Inspiration destination.....anyting goes

x Carol 

Friday 27 April 2018

DT card for crafty catz

Morning my lovelies...hows life??
well its Friday so I'm so looking forward to the weekend as i treated myself to a new toy and it arrived the other day but have not had much time to play...
can you guess what i bought?? yep a lovely SCAN N CUT 900 been after one for ages and just waited my time for a good price, so a little me time is in order lol
Ok lets tell you about my card today which is for CRAFTY CATZ ,  I used a fab image from our lovely sponsor ...Rick st Dennis
Die cut the shooting stars, embossed the lovely shiny purple card, just love the colour.... and added a bow.
Our theme is ANYTHING GOES as always but our optional this week is 
use mauve or purple....
have fun and thanks for stopping by today

Adding my card to these other fab challenges

Seize the Birthday..Birthday n anything goes
Tic Tac Toe..... iv used Yellow..Free...Die cuts
Crafty creations....Anything goes
Creative moments ....Anything goes
Inspiration Destination....Anything goes

take care
x Carol   

Thursday 19 April 2018

DT card for crafty catz

Good Morning friends
Today i'm sharing my usually post with my DT card for CRAFTY CATZ...Our theme is Clean and Simple but if you want to keep it even more simple you can do ANYTHING GOES. Our wonderful sponsor is ADFD 

you could win 3 fabulous images.....
My Happy Birthday is a new stamp i bought on Sunday at the craft the font.
thanks for stopping by
take care, and have a lovely weekend
x Carol x

Friday 13 April 2018

Favourite colour combo at Crafty catz

Well hello there....are you feeling superstitious... now no walking under ladders and stepping on its just another day!! 
Today I'm sharing my DT card for CRAFTY CATZ 

This was a lovely quick card to make, but it was all down to the designer of the image....
The Paper shelter, who is our wonderful sponsor today

They have the backgrounds and image already coloured if you want to use them. I have printed the image twice and decoupaged her. 

Added some fake stitching and stamped onto the background, added the fab  net flower ribbon which was from Crafty Ribbons and a few bows..tada!! complete 
our optional theme this week is use Favourite colour combo, but if you just want to play along  easy style you can stick to our ANYTHING GOES  !!
We also have a guest designer call for next month....why not have a go, you may like it, we are not that bad to get along  
thanks for stopping by today
x Carol x

Friday 6 April 2018

Spring is Here at Crafty Catz

Morning blogland friends.....WOW how wet has it been, well up here in the North of England it Today I'm here with my latest DT card for CRAFTY CATZ

The DT got to play with some beautiful cute images from our sponsor 
I decided i needed to do a different style card, sometimes you just fancy a change don't you think? 

Or theme this week at CRAFTY CATZ is the usual ANYTHING GOES but our optional theme
is spring colours 

stamped these lovely flowers with a large and small flower stamp so i could layer them up.
thanks for stopping by today 
x Carol x