Sunday, 31 August 2014

'Welcome Home'

Hello my friends. I hope this finds you well and having a good weekend. How come it is September tomorrow?

Just a small sweet and simple card today...its been a bit of a busy week but I did just have time to make this notelet card for my eldest sons (and partner) return from holiday. We have been plant sitting! so I left this little card with some flowers to welcome them home. I am sure they would rather still be on holiday though.

As I said..sweet and simple. I found this stamp in my stash...think it may be Kanban, and I stamped and coloured it with copics. I had to doctor the saying as it said Welcome to your New a bit of masking required there. Stamped, coloured and cut out the topiary tree..and there it is. I just wrote my little message inside. Only 4 inch square so truly small and cute.

That's it from me today...short and sweet..lots to do.
Take care my friends.
Crafting hugs
Carole xx

Friday, 22 August 2014

All the 'P's.....petal, pink and purple!

Hello my friends...I hope this finds you all well and tickety boo!...and ready for the long weekend.
You may like to know (or not) that the boiler is done and we are back to hot showers...aaaaah bliss. You don't realise how much you take them for granted till you don't have them.I guess that goes for a lot of things.

Right on to the crafty bit...a birthday card for a good friend.

I used 'Petal'....a LOTV image...she seems so deep in thought....wonder what she is thinking..... and I coloured her with copics and polychromos pencils.The purple papers are from the LOTV pads....Promises .....solids and patterns, the pink textured one from my stash....(yippee I have used from stash) and the sentiments are LOTV Everyday Grungy and the scalloped die cut and flower are Spellbinder dies....Phew! still there?
It is actually a square card with a fancy front edge, but my photo doesn't show the back where I edged it in the plain purple so it shows when the card is closed (hope you followed that).

Ok well that's another week whizzed by and I really need to think about Christmas..maybe next month eh?...January might be good........for 1015 Christmas perhaps........I always say I will start early and then I am at the last minute.I have bought a bit of new Christmas stuff...well it would be rude not to as there is so much fabulous stuff out there.Actually I could do Christmas for the rest of my life with all my stash.

Enough rambling.....have a great Bank Holiday everyone, lets hope the weather is not too bad. Take care and Thank You so much for stopping by, I know how precious time is to everyone so to think you spend some of it with me is very much appreciated, and I love to read your lovely comments.

Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Seize the birthday.....................Anything goes.....birthday
Crafting by designs...................Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers..................World of fantasy # 121
Fantastic Tuesday.....................Anything goes #49
Bearly Mine..............................Anything goes
Stamplorations..........................Stamps and Die cut............images and base and flower

Friday, 15 August 2014

Hot water? hearts and roses.

Good afternoon blogging friends...well we are again at the end of another week and once again I shall ask where does the time go? As I type this the plumber is here fitting a new boiler so the highlight of my day..a HOT shower tonight..yippee!! (fingers crossed there are no problems now I have said that).

My card this time round is an Anniversary card. I decided I wanted to use a memory box die that I have never used (Queen of Hearts)) and then I sat and looked at it and wondered what to do with it!...and this is what I came up with.....

I took some roses paper from The LOTV pad -Always and Forever and covered the front of my card blank.I the created a vellum wrap fixed at one end at the back of the card and cut my heart in a dusky pink satin card. The solid heart in the middle comes out.I attached the die cut to the front centre of my vellum and then placed the solid heart on the rose backing paper under the vellum to line up with the front.........result a muted pink heart in the middle. I stamped Happy Anniversary on to the vellum, added some tiny pearls and there we have it!

I quite like...what do you think? I would be interested to know.

Well it's pouring with  rain here now, just in time for the weekend! Probably spend some of it tidying up and now the utility room needs painting because the new boiler is slightly different in size to the old one.How does one job manage to make two others?

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me nice comments that make my day, it is as always very much appreciated and nice to know I have such good blogging friends out there. Stay well and enjoy your weekend.
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-
Stamplorations - Die cuts and stamps
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Bearly Mine - Anything goes

Friday, 8 August 2014

With Sympathy

Good Evening friends!...well it's raging a thunderstorm here at the moment and the streets are like rivers and the plants in the garden are taking a real battering.I hope it is better where you are though from the weather forecast it is pretty widespread.

Another week has passed us by and not a lot of crafting I have to's been hectic...the boiler is broken so no hot water, we have been busy trying to sort a replacement as quickly as possible, but it looks like the end of next week.good job its not winter and we need the heating, though I have to say a tepid shower is not the best, but better than nothing!

On to the crafting...and that's not much happier...a Sympathy card! We all have to send them at some time though. This was quite quick for know how I dither, but I had seen similar designs out there on the internet and blogs so I cannot take all the credit for the design, I adjusted it to my own needs though.Once I know what I want to achieve it seems to come together.

I made abase card from linen textured card and then cut mat to fit the front from the same card. I cut the Lucienne Tile (Memory Box) from one side and then placed black card behind it and mounted it with foam pads on to the base. The Chloe Stem (also Memory Box) was cut from the same black card and stuck on the front. A stamped greeting at the bottom.

So there we have it...I am pleased with the effect and as on other blogs it looks good in different colours for different occasions.

Whatever you are doing this weekend...enjoy...tomorrow is forecast to be the best day....if you believe the forecast that is! Sunday could be a craft day.
Take care everyone and thanks for stopping by and thank you too for all the lovely comments you leave me that spur me on and make me very happy!

Carole xx

Friday, 1 August 2014

New Home

Hello my friends! Another week gone! Why do they go so fast? Hubby has had 4 days off this week painting outside(doors and sheds, nothing artistic) before the weather breaks and he has gone back to work today...I know Friday!...says its for a rest! so now I keep thinking it's Monday today!

My card is a New Home card that I did for my son and daughter-in-law as they moved a few weeks ago to a different part of London.
Quite plain and I left the front plain just in case they may want to put it in a frame on the wall.......ah well perhaps not.

The white line on the front is just to blot out their address and respect their privacy although I think you might be hard pushed to read it. The card speaks for itself  in it's making, squares and triangle cut with nesties....clean and simple.

It's trying to rain here, a light drizzle...I wish in away it would pour down and give the gardens a good soaking.
Nothing planned this weekend, how about you? I hope that whatever you do the weather doesn't spoil it for you.
Thank you so much for stopping by and take care friends till next time.

I am entering this in Fantastic Tuesday Challenge #46....square card.