Sunday, 29 July 2012

All I Want For Christmas

Good Evening,

Thunder storm has just started here in Northampton, I don't like thunder or lightening. I am writing this while watching the swimming finals.

My card today has been made following the sketch over @ Willow Sketchie Challenge. I have used one of the images from Willow designs that has been coloured with pro markers & chalks. The craft paper aperture is cut using a spellbinder die, the edges has been heat embossed with white sparkle WOW powder so has the glittery bits on the image. The papers behind the aperture are from nitwits, I then enlarged this & cut it out to make the holly embelishments. The sentiment is computer generated

I would like to enter:

Willow sketchie - following sketch & theme (anything goes)
A Gem of a Challenge - Kraft @ Christmas

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Friday, 27 July 2012

Friday sketch challenge #22 (reminder)

Good morning crafters,

What a wonderful sunny week it's been this week.

Hop on over to Friday sketch challenge Shirley has designed a wonderful sketch for us to follow & you have just one week left to enter. This is the 2nd card I have made following the sketch, this time I have rotated the sketch (view my first card here)

Here is my card. The sentiment is the focal point which  has been framed with the 'floral corner with butterfly' stamp from flonzcraft. This has been coloured with pro & flexi markers and gems have been added to the centre of the flowers. The papers are digi downloads from Nitwits & Raspberry Road & have been mounted onto black card.

I would just like to say Hi to all my lovely followers and a big thank you to everyone who has left some lovely comments

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

OH, I nearly forgot, don't know why because I was so pleased. My card Dear Santa was given a place in the top 3 over at Willow sketchie challenge last week.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Dear Santa....

Good evening crafter's

Another beautiful day today, looks like Summers arrived & just in time for the school holidays. How lovely for the children, they can play out & have lots of fun, leaving Mum to play @ home!!!

Well onto my card today & I have made a Christmas card (the sun comes out and I think snow) following the theme & sketch over @ Willow Sketchie Challenge

Image - Willow designs
Colouring medium - pro & flexi markers & chalk
Papers - nitwits
Ribbon - from stash
Sparkle - glamour dust

I would like to enter the following:

Willow sketchie Challenge - following sketch & Christmas theme

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #116

Good Morning,

And what a lovely one it is!!! I think there will be lots of barbees today.

It's time for another challenge over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp. This week it's my sketch, hope you like it. If you do & you also like to stamp hop on over & join in & be in with a chance of winning a prize from this weeks sponsor The Stamping Boutique. The team have made some super cards to inspire you

Here's my card

Image - DigiStamp Boutique
Papers - Double sprinkle of kraft CD Polka Doodles
Colouring medium - Pro & Flexi markers & chalk
Sentiment - Papermania stamp

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Saturday, 21 July 2012


Good evening crafter's,

Surprise! It's been a lovely day today & we made the most of it & had a barbee. Wonderful & now the kids are older they do the prep & cooking while I sit & craft, heaven or what.

Here is what I made

Image - Saturated canary free download boobie love, (isn't she gorgeous)
Papers - Scraps I am trying to use up
Colouring medium - Pro & flexi markers & chalks
Sentiment - computer generated
Dies - spellbinders

I would like to enter the following:

Creative card challenge - Pink & black
The Poodles Palour - use a digi

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Friday, 20 July 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #22

Good Morning,

Well what a surprise! It's raining again!!!

Today is the start of a new challenge over@ Friday Sketch Challenge and this week Shirley has designed us a lovely sketch to play with.

This week we have 2 great sponsors


Here is my card, I have used an image from Saturated Canary that I have coloured with Pro & Flexi markers & chalks, the edges were distressed with distress inks. The papers are free downloads from Shabby Princess &  pearlesant paper embossed with swiss dots (again) I do like this effect.

Hop on over & get inspired by my teamies great creations.
I'm looking forward to seeing this weeks entries from all you talented crafters out there.

I would like to enter the following:

Papertake weekly - all things girlie
Bearly- mine challenge - Girlie birthday card
Crafty sentiments - blue & orange
Divas by design - anything goes
Digi doodles shop - anything goes

Happy Crafting
 Carole xXx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

3 of a Kind

Good evening,

I've been a bit quiet of late as I'm still not feeling 100%. Hopefully I'm almost there so am hoping to get back to creating & blogging. I did have a bit of a play at the weekend  as my Granddaughter Alisha was staying over and wanted to make a card for here teacher. She looked through a stack of cards that I had made for inspiration and this is the card she wanted to follow.

She then made this for her teacher.

Alisha chose & coloured the image first, then she hunted through my paper boxes and chose the paper.  I cut the mats for her and with instruction She put it together, she chose to ink the embossed paper and she typed up the sentiment on the computer, then was given help to format it. She also tied the bow herself, not bad hey!

She the decided that she wanted to make another one for a teacher that is leaving the school. She chose all the materials and the image and while she was colouring in the image I cut the mats for her. She was then left to put the card together on her own whilst I sorted the dinner.

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Monday, 9 July 2012

Happy Birthday Mum

Good Evening,

Really late tonight, nearly forgot to post so it's gonna be a quick one!

Today's card has been made following the sketch over @ A Gem of a Challenge, I do like following sketches, it makes you do something a bit different.

Image - LOTV
Colouring medium - Pro & Flexi markers
Papers - Nitwits & scraps
Roses & leaves - cut on the silhouette

 I would like to enter:

One stop craft challenge - Summer flowers

Happy crafting
Carole xxx

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Friday sketch challenge #21 update

Good evening crafters,

My card has been featured on 2 Cute Ink facebook page. They are this weeks sponsor over @ Friday sketch challenge. Check it out  here.

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #114

Good morning,

It's time for team 2 to inspire you with another challenge over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp, so if you like stamping & following a sketch pop over, see what the talented team have created & join in the challenge this week.

Here is my card that I made following the sketch & designed with my Niece in mind as it's her birthday this month. I used an image from Saturated Canary this week and coloured her in with pro & flexi markers & chalks. The flourish was cut out using a Marianne die & the rolled roses were cut on the silhouette. I added pearls to the flourish &  a bit of bling to add a bit of sparkle. The sentiment is computer generated.

This weeks sponsor is Crimson Cloud
 The lovely Sjoukje has designed us a great sketch  this week.  

I would like to thank everyone for your lovely comments, I really appreciate every one of them. I can't believe that 6 months have past since I first took the plunge and started blogging. I love it & wished I had had the courage to start sooner. I look forward to the next 6 months, and hopefully will welcome some new followers (It's exciting when someone new joins me) keep up the good work everyone.

I would like to enter the following:
Creative card crew - swirls & pearls
Shopping our stash - triple threat (flowers, pearls, die cut & rhinestones)
Paper pretties - celebrate
Willow sketchie - summer florals 

 Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #21

Good Morning,
It's time for another challenge over @ Friday sketch Challenge  hop on over & see what the wonderful DT have created to inspire you! Can't wait to see what you create!

Here's my card. I have used one of our sposors digi stamps. The image is a single hedgehog that I have copied and flipped to create the image on my card. I have used one of the heart icons that comes with the image, resized them to create a 3 hearts above the hedgehogs to give a feel of love. I then used the heart image to create my own backing paper that I have coloured using distress ink. The image has been coloured using pro markers & chalk, the hearts with distrss ink. I then punched some flowers out that I have layered up and inked which have been finished off with some pearls

this week it's my sketch, hope you like it!

Visit our sponsors shop here

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Birthday Boy

Good Evening,

Just got in from work after doing a long day. It would be quite easy to go straight off to bed but as I've been rubbish at posting just lately thought I would make an effort tonight.

My card tonight is made with paper from my scraps box (don't they accumalate!) Again I've added some bunting threaded onto bakers twine, cut so much out on the sillohette need to use it up, (I do like it though). I've added a bit of faux stitching too, creative or what! The image is from LOTV coloured with Spectrum's

I would like to enter the following:

Lili's little fairies - a little distressed (not sure if the distressed bunting is enough to count as a little)
Crafts & Me - Birthdays

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Monday, 2 July 2012

With This Ring...

Good Evening,

I've not been about for a while as I've not been feeling too good, but hopefully I'm on the mend so will be visiting you all fairly soon.

Thought I would post a card I made for a friend's Daughter who got married last weekend, I should've gone to the wedding  but was feeling too ill to socialise so stayed at home. My card is made using an image from DigiStamp Boutique & is coloured in with pro & flexi markers & spectrum noirs. The paper is from the pampered pets range & the ribbon that is wrapped around the paper strip is off a cake that a girl at work bought in when she was leaving. I saved the ribbon to add to my stash as I knew it would come in usefull one day!!!! The roses, leaves & butterfly were cut out on the silhouette, & yes I've glittered the butterfly with glamour dust.

I would like to enter the following:

Totally papercraft - can you digi it?
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes

Happy crafting
Carole xXx