Sunday, 16 February 2020


Hi ...just rushing in as the weekend comes to a close to share hubby's Valentine card (nearly forgot!) post it that is.

The die is another NBUS that I picked up in the sale at  the Works...and I love it! hubby did too. I think it will be useful for Anniversarys too.As you can see I cut it twice in white and red and offset them.

I hope you have all stayed safe in this weekends storm and not experienced too much damage.

Wishing you all a good week to come.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Two of a kind.

Hello...I decided to have a play with some Uniko products last weekend. I picked three sets of stamps which are NBUS.........but now they are not anymore!

This is what I came up with..........

I used:- 'You are,Yes you', Background Pinstripe and Sentiments Outlined.
              Coloured with my new Phil Martin watercolour pens that were a surprise from hubby at Christmas.They have a really fine point on them so were perfect for colouring the sentiment. I didn't use watercolour card for the flower though so they didn't blend on the card I used otherwise they self blend.
I fussy cut the flower and raised the whole panel cut with a stitched rectangle on foam for a bit of dimension.
I am really quite pleased how this came together so I made another with a different sentiment and different colours.

Two cards in one afternoon!...that's a first for me.

For those of you that read my last post, Thomas loved his card, he thought it was like a transformer and put his hand in it like a puppet and let his imagination take over. It probably didn't last the day! it was appreciated that's for sure.

I hope those of you in the UK have survived the storm  and the floods that it brought along with the gales.I gather storm Dennis is paying us a visit this weekend, so time to hibernate again. Today however is sunny intervals and no wind...a very welcome change.

Thank you to those of you taking time out of your busy lives to read is as always so very much appreciated. Blog land seems very quiet these days.

Right I am off to the Playground to catch up with my mates as all the bits on this card were from snippets, except the base card of course...then I'm off to an 8th Birthday Party at Uniko followed by a couple of other a busy day for me!!

I'll be back with hubby's Valentine card at the weekend so be sure to stop by again.
Take care
Crafty hugs

Challenges entered ;-

Uniko 8th the Birthday Party

Just us Girls #522-------------------------------  Trend week Stripes

Snippets Playground #371 -------------------- all snippets except the base card.

Stamping sensations ----------------------------Feminine

Friday, 7 February 2020


Hello everyone.

In approximately an hour (or even earlier) there will be one very excited 4 year old in Australia!...where did those 4 years go to? As I type this it is early morning in Brisbane.

Here is the card I sent for him....

I hope he is still into his dinosaurs!

So I hope you re all well.   I see on visiting blog land that a lot of you have been very productive on the crafting front..........and very artistic too. I am always amazed at the imagination that you all have.

So yes I have been crafting in between the house sorting and a bit of craft room sorting...I haven't parted with much on the crafting front...well it may come in one day! At least it reminds me what I have....I just forget where it is!

I hope you all have a good weekend and I thank you for paying me a visit. Hubby is out tomorrow so I am planning on a crafting day and a catch up of a couple of crafting programmes that I have recorded. I can do the ironing while I watch those!

Stay safe and well everyone and see you again soon I hope.

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Another showcase...

Well another week has passed...where?.....I am not sure but some more general sorting done and a tiny bit of craft sorting and acouple of cards made...but can't share them yet either...sorry!

So?...I hear you say what have you got to share. I have the last of the non Christmas cards from class which restarts in 3 weeks time.

Here goes.....first up Crafters Companion layered flower die.....not sure on the trellis die..a beast to get all the bits out of as I remember!

A lot of fiddly paper piecing on this one and some stenciling for the background.I think this  is an Elizabeth Crafts die.....

This one is Crafters Companion stamp....a lot of colouring with copics...

 next a Pink Ink class this was a completely coloured image but I chose to keep the lion in black and white and preferred it!.....just an inky background.

These are Clarity dies (small ones).....over multi coloured paper.very effective and great for a male card too.

Lastly another Crafters Companion die. I still think the front needs something more and will tweek before I use it.....

and here is the centre......

so that's my showcase for this week....all caught up now. We make 6 cards in a class...3 in each it's time fraught!

Thank you for stopping by and to those of you who commented on my last post and chose your favourite card...I love to read your comments.

Still loading things on to the new computer here and getting to know windows 10. I can't fathom how to create a sub- folder in windows 10 email though. I have googled it of course but I don't have the + sign it talks about when you click on more in the left hand column.. If anyone knows the answer please would you let me know! I would be so grateful.

On that note it's time to love you and leave you as they feels like the weekend to me today, no idea why.
 We had a bit of sleet here this morning and then quite a bit of rain...then the odd sunny spell...winter is yet to make it's presence felt I fear though the bulbs are well through in the pots and the garden adn the snowdrops are in flower.

Take care my friends...stay warm and well and I will see you again soon I hope.
Crafty hugs and thanks to all of you
Carole xx

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Last of Christmas

Well folks I cant believe it is 11 days since I last posted...and I haven't really done any new crafting to post yet, so I thought I would share the last of the Christmas makes from the card class I go to. We are not due to start again till February so it gives me the chance to play catch up.

Life has been busy with various things...a lot of sorting still which is slowly being crossed off the list that hubby comprised when he retired! ....and ....a new computer thrown into the mix which is taking up time setting up etc (I am sure you know what I mean). Talking of sorting.... the craft room is still an ongoing 'sort'...a slow job a bit at a a time. It's on the decorate list too this that will be this space!
How do two people manage to accumulate so much stuff?... we are trying to be ruthless..and have yet to start on the loft!...sigh.

Anyway along with a neck that objects strongly to my looking down, (hence restricts the crafting time) and all the other jobs... that's my reason for my absence as it were.....

Here are the shares (sorry for waffling)...I think you might need a cuppa it's photo heavy!

This one uses Tim Holtz dies......

 and so does this one....

the snowflake is a Sue Wilson and the bauble Spellbinders...not sure about the words

and the co-ordinating tag is also a Sue Wilson die.

 Not certain on the origin of this stamp...probably Hobbyart

and this stag is a part use of a Pink Ink stamp.

Lastly a shaker all those snowmen but I am afraid i do not know the stamp origin.

Thank you if you are still with me!...and hats off to those of you still making Christmas cards. It seems months ago now and it's only one! It is my intention (note the word here) to get making early for this year!

Thank you for spending time with me..always s much appreciated and thank you too if you leave a comment.

Till next time..
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Dry Harbour

Well here at last.....this year seems to be already going exactly like the last one did...way too fast! I a sure I have said it before but Happy New Year to all of you.

No resolutions here this time...I never stick to them so I feel better not making them. How about you? Well maybe I have made one in that case...not to put unnecessary pressure on myself!

I have been crafting in my blog absence, but nothing I can share just yet, However I never got around to sharing the card I made hubby for his birthday last December so here it is.......

The stamp was a new acquisition from Stamp Addicts at Stamparama last November. I stamped in distress inks and pulled the colour out with water and added few stronger highlights where required.
the cork layer for mounting was in my stash...had it years! but I knew it would come in one day. It is self adhesive too...a big bonus.The rest is self explanatory.

I hope you are having a good weekend...nothing exciting happening here!

Thank you for popping in and see you again soon I hope.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

'Christmas in the heart'

Well here we are...Christmas Eve 2019

I hope you have all got prepared what you wanted...turkey ready for the oven. presents wrapped etc and above all ready to spend time with those you love and make memories.

Here is hubbys card.....

It's actually a shaker card...the heap of snow in the bottom right is tiny white beads (Creative Expressions :)  again!)
I used a sheet of backing paper with pale snowflakes and behind the die-cut scene I placed a layer of snowfall acetate. I admit (and that's not often) to loving this card. really pleased how it turned out. I think hubby likes it too! There was also of course the obligatory dusting of glamour dust!

Well all that is left is for me to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Thank you all for supporting my blog this will never know what your friendship means to me.

Take care!

Crafty Christmas hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered:-  Winter Wonderland End of Year anything Christmas goes