Friday, 31 August 2012

Sweet Little Girl

Good Afternoon,

I'm so pleased to see my scheduled post this morning went live to time, I did something right hooray!!!

I'm back with a second post for today, very unlike me! The reason being I wanted to make the deadline for the challenge over @ Sketch Saturday (following sketch) & Totally Gorjuss (baby baby), talk about leaving it till the last minute.

Image - Crafters companion SWALK sweet little girl
  •  flowery one Do Crafts CD (forever friends freebie)
  • spotty one, pass it was in my scrap box
  •  box folded border crafters companion CD
Mats - Silver mirri card
Flowers - 2x punched flowers with a brad in the centre
Tag - Die cut (not sure of make)
Sentiment - Crafters companion

Have a great weekend
Happy Crafting
Carole xxx

Friday Sketch Challenge #25

Good Morning,

This is a scheduled post so I hope it works OK. Hopefully the weather will improve for the weekend although someone at work told me frost has been forecast, not sure if that was a wind up.

It's time for a new challenge over @ Friday sketch challenge (don't the weeks fly by). This week Cordine has designed us a beautiful sketch to work with.

Nicecrane Designs is offering a $20 coupon for this weeks winner to spend in his shop, He has lots of wonderful goodies, I have used (little girl magic DSL).

Also there is a prize on offer from our regular sponsor Flonzcraft who is also offering a $20 coupon to spend on his site

Here is my card

Image - From this weeks sponsor is grey scale
Colouring medium - Aqua markers have been used to add a splah of colour
Sparkle on wings - Glamour dust
Paper - Raspberry Road
Border - Martha Stewart punch
Sentiment - Computer generated
Flowers - Punch x 2 layers, spot of colour to centre with promarker with a  clear glittery gem on top
Leaves - cut on sillouhette

Hop on over and join in this weeks challenge to be in with a chance of winning some goodies. The DT have made some wonderful creations to inspire you. GOOD LUCK!!!!!

I would like to enter:

Moving along with the times - We're flying high at MAWTT
Polka doodles - Flowers
Celebrate the Occasion - Childs Birthday
Poodles Parlour - things with wings
Alphabet Challenge -  one colour plus white
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 2 Patterned papers 

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Thank You

Good Afternoon,

Another wet day here in Northampton, I hope the weather is being kinder where you are!

Today I would like to to share a card with you that I have made for the challenge over at Saturated Canary

This weeks challenge was photo inspiration

saturated canary digi

It's the first time I have managed to use a photo to inspire me to make a card but I think I did OK

Image - Saturated Canary Thank You
Papers -Printed from forever friends CD free on recent mag
Colouring medium - Pro & flexi markers & chalks
Large Flower - Memory box Cherry blossom
Small flowers - Punch  (2 layers)
Flourish - Marriane die
Scalloped oval mat & border - Spellbinder
Brads, pearls & ribbon - Stash
Sentiment - Computer generated

I have also been playing with the new photo editing programme I downloaded free here, thank you Vicky for the link. I can see I'm gonna be having a good old play!!!

I would like to enter the following:

Saturated Canary - Photo inspiration
Divas by design - Celebrate
Nutcrackers - Fave colour combo
Cupcake - Flowers
Crafts & Me - Birthdays
 I Love ProMarkers - Anything goes
Stamping for the weekend - Pearls & swirls

Happy Crafting
Carole Xxx

Monday, 27 August 2012

Laser Cut Butterflies

Good Evening,

My day today did not go to plan. I was supposed to have a stall at the local fun day today which my Granddaughter was very excited about. She stayed an extra night this weekend so that she could come and help me, however due to the weather very windy and showers on and off we went to buy her school uniform instead.

I wanted to share this card with you to get constructive feedback from some creative people.

My Daughter designed the laser cut panel for me on the silhouette. It started of just the double loop design which she was going to stick separate butterflies to. However, being the perfectionist she is, She decided that it would be better to add the solid butterfly to the panel and mount a laser cut butterfly on top for a bit of dimension. The panel has then been mounted onto a silver mirri  background as the card was for a silver wedding. The sentiment was computer generated and has been mounted onto silver mirri then a white mat. Gems have been added to the butterflies bodies for that finishing touch

Here is another one in different colour,

Please, if you have the time & an opinion could you leave her some constructive criticism for which she thanks you for.

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Distressed Walter

Good Morning,

Looks like the fun day will be cancelled, typical Bank Holiday!!

My card today has been made following the theme (Christmas in August) & sketch over @ Willow Sketchie Challenge. I have used the Walter image again (I do love these owls) as I wanted to enter the tweet tweet challenge over @ Crafty Boots Challenge

Image - Willow Designs
Papers - Nitwits
Colouring medium - Promarkers & Chalks
Distressed with - Tea dye distress ink
Sentiment - Tatty Ted CD Do Crafts
Snow - Glamour dust
Matted onto - Gold Mirri

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Saturday, 25 August 2012


Good Morning,

A bit of a wet one here in Northampton. I hope it dries up as I have a stall at a fun day on Monday.

My card to day is a shaped card using The Polka Doodles fairy from the Paper Boutique vol 2 CD. My Daughter, who is a whizz with the silhouette gave me a little help. She took the template over to the silhouette to be cut out (this can be done by hand). It was cut out using different papers for the layers of the dress that were printed from a Do Crafts CD (woodland friends I think). The hair,  face, arms & legs were cut out on white card and was then coloured in with pro markers. The wings have been glittered with glamour dust and the crown has been cut out of silver mirri card and been embellished with gems.

I used the same paper I used for the fairy's dress and embossed paper on the easel card before adding the fairy. The sentiment was computer generated and an organza ribbon & bow has been added for that finishing touch. I think any little girl would love this card, what do you think?

I would like to welcome my new followers, I hope you like what you see. 

Thank you for all your lovely comments, I really enjoy reading them.

I would like to enter:

Moving along the times - Shape up
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Sassy Cheryl's  - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz - Ribbons & bows
The Poodles Parlour - Winged things

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Friday, 24 August 2012

FSC # 24 reminder

Good Morning,

Just a quick post to remind you that the current challenge over @ Friday Sketch Challenge has 1 week left to run. This weeks sketch is great to work with, so many possibilities ans there are some fantastic prizes to be won. Hop on over get inspired and get crafting to be in with a chance to win.

Sorry photo's a bit wonky but that's what you get for leaving it to the last minuet.

Image - Tatty from Do Crafts CD
Papers - Forever friends CD (free on mag)
Die cut edge - Spellbinders

Must dash, I'll come a visit you all later

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

New Home

Good Morning,

It looks like another sunny one! Hope it stays for the Bank Holiday weekend

Today's card has been made following the sketch & theme (get  krafty) at this weeks challenge over @ Willow Sketchie. The image is one of Sharon's printed off the Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD & has been coloured with pro markers. The paper is printed off the Forever Friends CD free with a recent magazine & the brown paper has been embossed with the swiss dots folder. The flowers have been punched out and a gem has been added to the centre. The sentiment was computer generated

I need to get ready for work now, perhaps I might get there early for once! I really don't know what I do in the mornings, I get up early but am always rushing to get out of the door .
Hope you all have a lovely day and if the laptop is free when I get home I am coming for a nosey round your blogs. See you later!

I would like to enter:

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #120

Good Morning this bright & sunny Sunday morning,

Hope you are all well and ready to get crafting as we have a fab sketch over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp for you to work with this week. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo, take a look at their store, they've got some fantastic digis for you to choose from.

Here's my card  using Ava & Deacon Love word

The backing paper & the paper used to make the rosette are printed from the double sprinkle of kraft CD from polka doodles. I then shrunk the papers down & printed them onto 2 images which I then used to paper piece the 'LOVE' word. The rest of the image was coloured in using pro & flexi markers & chalks. I have used a piece of 'swiss dots' embossed paper which has been matted onto a piece of brown card that has been punched using a Martha Stewart punch (double loop I think). The rosette has a large brad in the centre that has a rub on 'you' added to it & has been placed at  the point where the two ribbons meet.

Here is the sketch created by Anne Marie

Hop on over and get inspired by the lovely creations my teamies have made this week. You have to be in it to win it, so get creating to be in with a chance of winning this weeks super prize.

I would like to enter the following:

Nutcrafters - embossed background

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Friday, 17 August 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge # 24

Good Morning,

Weather been a bit wet here in Northampton but the forecast is saying we're in for a scorching weekend. I can feel a barbee coming!!!!!

It's time for a new challenge over @ Friday Sketch & this week we have a wonderful sketch to work with that Debra has designed for us. Hop on over a have a peek at the sketch and what this weeks sponsors are offering & see what the talented DT have crated to inspire you.

Colouring medium - Pro & flexi markers & chalks
Wings, butterfly, wand & fairydust - Glamour dust
Flowers - Punch (not sure of make)
Leaves - cut on silhouette
Sentiment - computer generated cut with a die
Mat - Cut with spellbinder

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Monday, 13 August 2012

Thank You

Good Evening,

The Olympics are over and Alisha has gone home after spending a week with me so I am hoping to get time to craft again!!! Wasn't the closing ceremony good last night? I don't know which bit was my fave, it was all good,

My card today has been made following the theme and sketch over at Willow Sketchie Challenge. It's Pauline's last sketch as she is stepping down from the DT after being part of the team for a year.

Image - digi from Double sprinkle of kraft
Papers - MME
Colouring medium - Pro markers & chalks
Sentiment -  Computer generated
Butterfly - glittered with glamour dust

I would like to enter the following:

Willow sketchie challenge - following sketch & theme (red, yellow, orange)
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Whoo hoo!

Good Evening,

Just back from London and am absolutely worn out. Just had to post to let you all know it was a great show, we had aisle seats and just 4 rows back from the stage and guess what. The animals, well people dressed as animals came right by us, the costumes were amazing. Alisha's face was a picture, she absolutely loved it and when she saw the hotel room she was so thrilled, it's the first time she's stayed in a hotel. She even wrote a note to  the staff to let them know that she had enjoyed the stay and how nice and cosy the bed was (her words).

To top it off I had a nice surprise when I found out I'd made top 3 over @ Willow Sketchie Challenge for the 3rd week running with my 'Just to say Winnie' card. A big Thank You Ladies!

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Just to Say Winnie

Good Morning,

Just a quick one this morning as I'm off to London, Can't wait! We've got aisle seats too,can't believe it.

My card today has been made following the sketch & the theme  (1, 2, 3) over @ Willow sketchie this week. I have used a Winnie image (I just adore these owls, both Winnie & Walter) which I have coloured using pro markers & chalks, I have glittered her skirt to give her a little sparkle with glamour dust. I have used papers from shabby princess (free downloads) and used black card to mat them on. I have used vintage ribbon & bakers twine across the centre & added 3 black brads to finish of the theme

I would like to enter my card into:

Willow sketchie challenge - Sketch & theme 1 image, 2 papers & 3 brads

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #118

Good Morning,

It's time for a new challenge over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp. This week the sketch has been designed by the lovely Mari.
But first I must say what a great day Team GB had yesterday, didn't they do well! I didn't , I was glued to the TV but my excuse is it's only for 2 weeks.

Well onto my card:
I have used an image from this weeks sponsor Sassy Studio Designs  - Chrissys Prom. I have used 'the out of the box' technique to cut out the image and paper pieced the dress, I have then used promarkers to colour her in. The papers are digi downloads from sassy designs - Elegance, I printed out a sheet which I used for the fancy spellbinders die cut behind the image and also to make the flowers, these were made by tearing a circle of paper into a spiral then rolled up using a quilling tool. The leaves were cut on the silhouette.

Hop on over and look at the wonderful creations team 2 have made to inspire you.
I'm looking forward to seeing what all you talented people out there create

I would like to enter the following:

I love ProMarkers Challenge - Spots & stripes
Paper pretties - Seeing double - use 2 or more designer papers
Crafty ribbon challenge - Seeing spots & dots

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Friday, 3 August 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #23

Good Morning,

What's happened to the weather?  I hope it changes again as I've got a week off next week.
I've booked tickets to take my Granddaughter to London to see the Lion King, can't wait to see her face. She's never stayed in a hotel so I'm sure she'll love it.

It's time for another challenge over @ Friday Sketch Challenge

Here's my card,

Following Janine's lovely sketch

Image - Rocky from Make it Crafty (isn't he just cute)
Papers - Sassy Designs 
Colouring Medium - pro's,  spectrums & chalks
Sentiment - Computer generated
Stars - cut on silhouette

This weeks sponsors are

                        Make it Crafty                                                                      Flonz

Hop on over and see what the team have created following the sketch.
I'm looking forward to see your creations

I would like to enter the following:

Crafts & me challenge - Green with envy
The poodles parlour - anything goes
Stampavie & more - Birthday
Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes
One stitch at a time - use a digi

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx