Friday, 27 June 2014

Christmas Lights.

Hello blogging friends...How are you? good I hope despite the miserable day we are having...well here in W Yorkshire it is raining and only 14 degrees C!!!! It' hard to think that last week I was basking in temperatures in the mid 30's.  Anyway best not depress myself anymore.

On to a quick card of which I have managed 4 this that has to be a record and yes Mojo arrived back safely thanks.The depressing part on this one is that they are Christmas cards  :(     too early I know.
Anyway here are a couple of them.

I bought some Card-io stamps at Bolton the other week, one pack being small Christmas things,lights, bells,trees etc as I had in mind to do this for a quick card.
I wanted to use some coloured cards that I had, that said Christmas, so dug them out. I stamped the largest of the bulbs in random colours on white card that I had pricked round the edge, and then came the hard bit...joining them together with fine liner! I stamped Merry Christmas from my large Christmas stash and added glamour dust to the lights with a glue pen.
I mounted the white card on 3D foam for a bit of dimension.
I am quite pleased with them but wonder if they would have looked better in all white card.
I see other peoples LIM creations with coloured card and they always look fabulous.

Be sure to tell me what you think,that's how we all learn isn't it?

The string of lights remind me of the lights we had when I was a child and you could get replacement bulbs for them when they went out! don't remember them?.......well you are either too young or telling porkies!

So that's my first Christmas card. I have been busy with some other cards but can't blog them just yet.

Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read my blog and thanks for all your lovely comments that you leave me . I really feel valued when you do that.
Hope you all have a nice weekend whatever you are planning and let's hope this weather improves.I think it will be a catch up weekend here and a visit to Mums on Sunday.

OK that ironing has been ignored for crafting...yeah!!! so off to finish the last bit (before we start on next weeks washing)!!'s trousers, shorts and skirts so not a quick tea towel  :(    Hey ho.

Carole xx

Monday, 23 June 2014

I'm back but Mojo was delayed!!

Hi friends.
As the title says I am back from a lovely week in Rhodes but my Mojo has been delayed and will be on a later flight....I hope!! hence I have no card to share with you all.
Here is a picture taken from our balcony...just to make you crave that sunshine...wish I was still there it was so lovely, and very hot. It is raining here tonight just for a change but I can cope with it on a night.

Seems blogger is also being awkward and only providing the last I will eventually get round to peeping at your creations that have been posted while I was away......sorry if it is a while.

I hope this finds you all well and I will be back later in the week hopefully when Mojo arrives! till then I have a huge pile of ironing to keep me busy!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope Blogger rights this problem pronto.
Carole xx

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

'Wonderful friend'

Hi blogging are we all? well we are well in to June now and I hate to depress you but it will soon be the longest day!...what happened to sitting in the garden on these long summer nights??

My mum turned 94 on Saturday and for those that follow my blog, she loved her card.

I can at last blog a card that I made for a friends birthday that she now has received. It is a 'flowers in a box' card made with the lovely Craftwork Cards papers Cottage Garden.

The flowers were from my stash, some stamped and coloured with inks and the butterflies were die cut from Spellbinders packaging and a lot of glitter and Stickles added for the sparkle.The butterfly die is a  Spellbinders die and I put it through the Calibur about 4 times to get the outline to cut. The centre bits didn't cut, they just embossed as I think the packaging is perhaps a bit tough!, but I was pleased with how they turned out.
I made a box to take my card as I put so much in it I didn't want to crush it in to an envelope.
I really enjoyed making this and I love the way they look when they are done.

OK well  a busy day, busy week in fact so must press on.

Take care everyone and thank you for stopping by in your busy lives, and if you leave me a comment that would make me a very happy lady :)
Enjoy whatever you are doing.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx