Sunday, 14 October 2018

'Koality' birthday time

Hello friends

Yes I would love to be able to spend some quality Birthday time with the recipient of this card...but sadly I know that cannot be so a card is the next best thing yes?...a hug in an envelope as they say.......that's if it has traveled all those miles and arrived in Australia of course.
So Happy Birthday to my youngest is his card.....

He is not a sloppy sentimental type so I am hoping this suits him!

I hope your weekend is going well, thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit me.If you leave me a very much appreciated..... I will return the favour.

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Sparkle at 40!

Hi friends!

A beautiful Autumn day here today..I hope it is the same with you....and that you are all well.

You may need your sunglasses for today's card because it is literally...SPARKLE!

The background is sparkle texture paste through Uniko's broken line stencil...done in two colours and rotated 90 degrees. I die cut the 40 from some lovely no shed glitter card that matched the jade paste perfectly and also cut it twice from plain card and mounted it up to five depth. It also sits on 3D foam on the card. A final addition of purple sequins and some little punched stars ....ta -daa....

It didn't turn out quite like the picture in my mind...but then nothing generally does. I'm hoping the recipient likes it!.....Oh to be 40 again but know what I know now!
Another view just to help you see the sparkle more.

Must dash...lots to do as usual. 'Thank you' so much for popping in and if you have left me a comment...another 'Thank you' very much appreciated as I know how time is precious to us all.

Hope you all have a good rest of the week...take care..
Carole xx

Saturday, 29 September 2018

September shares

Hi Friends!...phew what a week!...but here I am at last with a few more shares.

I am so glad that I managed to make a few of you smile with my last post, thanks for letting me know those that did :)   and my other mission is also accomplished (card for son in Oz) but I am keeping that till it has a chance to get there, though viewing my blog is not on his to do list for sure! Something for you to look forward to

So more shares from Craft club/class...whatever the correct terminology is here.....

This is a blast from the past.......if you know what I mean. Stamped in Versamark and them 'Pearl Ex' powders brushed over the top! you remember that?...OK then you are younger than me..or not been crafting as long!!

I think this next one (seagull) is a Woodware stamp

This is a Crafters Companion stamp and edge die.....beautiful and very reasonably priced (no I am not on commission)...I just love it! Coloured with copics.

Not sure on this ones origins...maybe penny Black....... certain bits decoupaged on this but hard to see on the photo.

I could go on but will save some more for later...especially as time is not seeing my creativity at present. Hubby has been on holiday this week and I have had a visit from Rudolph courtesy of hubby of all in all a somewhat 'unusual' week. By Monday I should be back to normal!...for me anyway!

Thanks for popping by.....I do hope you are all well and Rudolph has flown right past you....but if not...I sympathise...atishoo...and get well soon.

Enjoy what is left of the weekend...beautiful Autumn sunshine here and the trees are turning lovely shades of gold and red. How I love nature.

Take care..till next time
Carole xx

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Time to smile

Just popping in quickly to make you smile. I found these on Pinterest so though I would share. Does anyone else identify with these?

and you surely must identify with this one!

So have I made you smile?...good! mission accomplished.
I will be back soon with more shares from craft club. Till then I am off on another mission...a birthday card for son down under!

Thanks for popping in...see you soon Hugs xx Carole

Thursday, 6 September 2018

A Christmas start!

Hello I am at last!

I hope you are all well and Thank you for stopping by.
Autumn is showing its colours here, the trees are dropping their leaves early this year, I guess that is down to all the dry weather we have had.

The cards I have to share this time around are some I made at a recent class I have started going to once a month. It is run by two lovely ladies (The Crafty Duo) who used to work in the Roseville Road (Leeds) branch of Samuel Taylor's crafts before its closure.

The cards they design for us to make are lovely and varied.
 I am sharing the first Christmas cards that I have done this year. I love them but of course they are not my designs...all credit to the Duo for that. (yes I have their permission to share)

This last one has to be a favourite...oh.... and the snowman (Penny Black)

As time is flying so quickly again this year it wont be long until our next session this month.

OK...time to get back to my stamp sorting......all are stored on cling panels in A4 binders and I am sorting them into categories and stamping or referencing them all on copy paper in clear wallets stored so I know what is on each sheet...laborious...but I am taking stock of what I have at the same time, and what has never been used. I haven't parted with much I have to say so no room gained there! One binder to go...Christmas!! ( I haven't thought about all the wood mounted ones I have in drawers yet!!..eek!)

Will see you all soon with some more class makes.
Enjoy your weekend when it arrives and Thanks again for your visit and comment if you have left me one. You are the reason I blog! Hugs
Carole xx

Saturday, 18 August 2018

'Bubbly' Anniversary

Hi there!....where does time go? I can't believe we are so far in to August and the nights are drawing in...and the weather has changed..........enough, lets talk happier things like blogging buddies.

Since my last post it has heartened me by the comments that have been left on my blog. Thank you so much to each and every one of really makes s difference you know. It was encouraging to hear that most people feel the same as I do about blog land at present and to know that there is not only me that doesn't do facebook!

So I shall plod on blogging for now.....probably sporadically, and I shall continue to visit my loyal followers and friends to see there wonderful creations of course and leave them some love.

As far as challenges go I have put them on hold at present. All credit to those who give of their time so freely to run these challenges, but I do find it quite a hassle trying to cross link everything and very time consuming. Another thing I find...I blog a card and then a couple of days later up go the challenges that card would have fitted...and of course it's too late when it's already live on your blog! Does anyone else experience this? I have to smile as I guess it's just coincidence!.... want to see a card...yet another anniversary card from goes....

(that has taken me an age to turn around, blogger insists on loading it sideways....scream!!!)

The champagne flute die is from stash and I coloured them with copics and then covered them in Diamond glaze to make them shiny...they seem almost plastic in real life!
The squiggly embossing is from a newly acquired (I know ..I know) Lisa Horton die containing all sewing type embossing strips....zig zag, cross stitch etc. and the sentiment an old favourite from stash. The front panel was cut with a stitched rectangle and is on foam for dimension. I cut the base card short as the rectangular panel was slightly smaller than the C6 card.

Hope you like it!

If you are still with me 'Thank you'...time to put the kettle on I think.

Have a lovely weekend whatever you are up to and we will chat again soon!
Carole xx

Monday, 30 July 2018

White on Kraft.........

Well the rain came and the thunder storms and the gardens said 'Thank You' ! today is very pleasant...not too hot, but sunny and breezy. Cool enough to do a few chores and the ironing!
It's set to get hotter again towards the end of the week so best make hay as they say!

As promised this is the card that I made for hubby for our Anniversary the other weekend....

Base card is 7 inch square
The brown card is Neenah and the Inkylicious stamp was stamped and embossed in white. Using the mask that came with the stamp I then created the inner scene using Distress Oxides and again an Inklicious stamp embossed in white. Love theses stamps.!

I am pleased with the result because it didn't end up in the bin!...and hubby seemed happy enough with it too.

Blogger seems to be playing many tricks of late that I am not happy with. It took ages to get this photo on the blog, I ended up re taking the photo as blogger insisted on turning it on it's side and no matter what I tried it wouldn't turn around! frustrating.

Blogging seems to have really dropped off of late...perhaps everyone is feeling like me...why bother?...followers have disappeared.....comments either everyone is having a rest/holiday ...maybe enjoying the summer.....or they are all on Facebook...which I don't do. Is anyone else finding this?

On a brighter note I got some mojo back last week when I attended a workshop/class and made 6 cards...4 for the Christmas Box.....that's a start for me ! I really enjoyed myself and met some nice like minded ladies. Will maybe show you the results at some future point.

Right it's cuppa time so off to boil the kettle...hang around if you would care to join if you have popped in then 'Thank You'...much appreciated. Please let me know you have been.

Take care and keep safe in the sunshine.
Hugs Carole xx