Friday, 9 January 2015

Stars and Strawberry Santas

Hello my friends. How are we all? Fit and well I hope and if you are feeling under the weather then I hope that soon changes for you and you feel better.

So how fast did the first week of January go.........feels an absolute age since Christmas and New Year doesn't it?..........and no doubt the rest of the year will follow on as quick.

It's been a funny old week here (that's putting it mildly)...........things going wrong, cancellations and a traumatic encounter with the garage door which ended up on the roof of my inside the car!......get the picture? Won't bore you with details and being as how I am a half cup full kinda week is going to be better!!!!

As a result this week the crafting didn't take off till today when I booted myself into the craft room and gave myself a stern talking to..result below.
 Mr Mojo seems to have headed off to sunnier climates I think..........and he forgot to take me with him of course!  I am hoping he will get an early flight back.

 and the inside

I am dedicating this card to hubby who has been there for me this he always is love him, and I mustn't miss out eldest son (Andy) either ...both came to my rescue this week.

I took inspiration from a card in Making Cards Feb issue magazine being that Mr Mojo had deserted me.
 I didn't have the stitched dies, so I used my never before used Sizzix Star dies and scraps of paper from stash. I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the front of the 6 x 6 card and cut out the stars. Where the die edge embossed the card I then drew in the line with a fine black marker pen and then stamped the sentiment...... paper bits were adhered to the base card to show through the apertures (my some big words there) and the front panel was mounted up on foam pads for depth. I used the same papers inside and cut another of the hearts slightly bigger so that I could stamp the Thank You. I cut a couple of the smaller dies in the blue card and adhered (I really should say stuck) on the front.

I am quite pleased with the result so may make a couple for stash for different occasions in different colours. That should keep me busy till Mojo lands.

While my youngest son (Iain) and Daughter -in -Law (Nicole) were staying on Christmas Day they made some Strawberry with their permission here is a photo of them with the Santas's......they were yummy(and cute) and soon demolished but we did just manage to get a picture. Apparently it has become a tradition now with them every year. 

Right time to go and cozy up in front of the telly. It is blowing a howling gale here at present.

I wish you all a lovely weekend, and be safe, happy and well...........then life will take care of itself.
We have nothing special lined dependent..........oh and we have jigsaws to do!

I will be back next week (hoping its a better one) with Daughter -in -Laws Birthday card.
Thank you so much for stopping by to read my ramblings and if you have left me a comment..........then you have cheered me up even more you lovely people.

Take care
Carole xx

Challenges entered:-

(Actually linking all these is a challenge itself! )

Cute card Thursday -------------Use something new..Star dies in my case.
Papertake Weekly----------------Anything goes with a Thank You option
Lisa B designs -------------------Anything goes
ABC challenge-------------------A for Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore------------Anything goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground----Week 158



  1. Brilliant card Carole. Love the design and as you say, a good one to do in different colours. Have a great wekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. Sorry you've had a tough week Carole - hope next week is much better. The star card is fabulous - you did a great job with the stitching. Your handsome Son and DIL look so happy - love the strawberry Santas!

    Happy 2015 - Sylvia xx

  3. Good morning Carol, I'm sorry your week was so horrible, I hope the rest of 2015 goes without a hitch for you. Thank you for entering this gorgeous card in the Lisa B Designs challenge, I love the faux stitching.
    Lovely photo of your son & DIL too. I bet those strawberry Santas were delicious.

  4. Hi Carole! Welcome to the Snippets Playground for the first time! And such a lovely card too. I've been peeking at your blog and not only your cards but also your cake decorating blew me away!


    Di xx

  5. Hi Carol bet your glad this weeks over I hope you were not hurt when the door fell on your car. your card is just gorgeous its a fab design I love those new star dies . Thanks for sharing those strawberry snowmen they look amazing and what an attractive couple. I might just give that a go next year but will need to save it somewhere because by December I'll have forgotten !! take Care love and hugs Caorle x

  6. Sorry about your week! I love your card and i think you should make several for your stash...great idea. Awesome photo, and the santa's sure are a fun idea,too. I will have to remember that for next year. Have a fun cozy weekend!

  7. Ooer hope next week is better.... Lovely card, great colour combo you've used. Thanks for joining us again ABC Challenge
    Andrea x

  8. I love this clean and simple design. What a fabulous idea to cut out the stars and put the pattern paper behind them. Simply put perfect. Thank-you for joining us at the CraftsGaloreEncoreAnything Goes January Challenge.

    Tamie Dt

  9. LOVE the look of your starry card. Perfect xxx

  10. Oh dear, that sounds like you have had a dreadful first week. I hope the other 51 are much better. Fabby card, love the added dimension the layering gives.

    And those Strawberry Santas look yummy.

    Liz x

  11. Beautiful card Carole, it looks fab! Oh my goodness what a shock the garage door must have given you, hope you are ok. Gorgeous pic of your DS & DIL and their creations - cute! What's the white bit? Whipped cream? Must make something like that for the boys next year. Lots of love xxx

  12. Saw your card on Pixie's Playground and had to come over to see your blog. Sorry you had such a bad week. Your star card is terrific. I'm now one of your followers and I'm hoping you'll visit my blog and perhaps become a follower also.

  13. So sorry to hear about your bad week - I hope you're okay after the garage door incident! Your card is stunning. You've made the two things I find the most difficult in crafting (CAS and masculine designs) look so effortless and perfect! Those strawberry Santas look so cute and delicious.

  14. Sorry to hear about your bad start to the year. Here's hoping it rapidly improves.

    Love your star card, clean and simple and elegant, and those santas look delicious.

    Thanks for sharing with us


  15. fabulous design on the cake and love the photo
    hugs Kate x

  16. Carole, goodness, but how your posts brighten my day! Mom and I are up early (I"m so out of practice in doing that, and with returning home and back to work next week: EEk!) in preparation for the new furnace installers, and your post is my 'with coffee in hand' destination. I confess: your description f poor you, stuck inside your car, whilst the garage door gave in a thumping had me 'close' to giggling. So glad you're okay; cars can be fixed! Your positive 'next week will be better' attitude: yes! As for Mr. Mojo...I don't think he's gone very far, because your card is fabulous! You've worked wonderfully with your new stars! Have you seen Darnell's NBUS - never before used stuff - challenge? If not, do check it out...she's sweet and hilarious, just like you. New stars means you should enter her gallery! Worth a visit. Your son and daughter in-law: WOW! What a handsome and beautiful couple they are! Your son obviously gets his good looks from his mom! And those strawberry Santas? Yummmm!! Enough prattling from to Darnell's with your card, my friend. Here's the link:

  17. Wow! This is gorgeous Carole, love your ideas... great star die... I need this lol!!.. you sound as though you have had an horrendous time... how lucky were you with that garage door, so glad you are ok:)...
    lovely photos of Iain and Nicole those strawberry santas look great too!
    speak soon,
    Love and Hugs,
    Sis xx

  18. HI Carole! Oh my .. first of all .. let me tell you that your son and DIL is such a GORGEOUS couple!!!!!!!!!!!! And their dessert looks sooooo cute and yummy too! I'd probably be able to eat them all! heheheheeh!

    And your card .. well .. it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Even if you said your mojo has gone to a sunnier location .. you did a FABULOUS job with your creation Carole! I love it!

    Yup .. before we know it .. January will be gone .. sigh. It's already halfway over! :( That's too quick! :(

    Wishing you a wondeful weekend,