Friday, 13 November 2015

Ta-dah!! not one but two!

Hello everyone!
The kettle is on so make yourself comfy and lets have a natter. So how are we all at the end of another week? Good I hope...better than the weather's cold, wet and squally (windy gusts with rain for those that do not know that word). Definitely a stay indoors day...that's why I have to go out later!!
First I must welcome Kim as my latest follower and she makes my numbers to a nice round 30 (just my age...I wish)......Thank you Kim...... I hope you will be a regular caller Kim as time allows.

Here it is then...the long awaited first Christmas card.......taken from a Creative Expression design so once again I take no credit for that though I did change the embossing folder and the colour of the tree.

I used my new double pierced square dies (Sue Wilson) for my mats. The tree is also Sue Wilson and the embellishments are Creative Expressions. A bit of 3D foam for dimension ...not photographed well I am afraid.
OK so that fired a little inspiration and I came up with a twofer (as they seem to call it).

Smaller and flatter and easier to post and very simple too (don't say it). I used the snowfall embossing folder from Taylored Expressions (I think). A good one for batch making this one.

Well I spent the last two weeks with trips to the dentist as I broke a tooth!  I tell you my body is falling apart...and the Body Shop does not seem to sell what I need! Oh! and the washing machine has now decided it's time to play dirty (get it?...oh never mind) and so the repair guy is due Monday. It will have taken a week by then for them to get to it...imagine what will be happening here on Monday! Everything is packing up this year in this household...yes including me....good job hubby keeps going. Mmmmmm that's a thought I wonder if he could put me on a maintenance contract (he probably thinks I already am...maintained by him at a cost)

Well I wish you all a super weekend...........Christmas shopping is done at this end (SMUG or what!)
Take care, keep safe and well....and I truly do appreciate all your lovely warm and supportive comments that you leave for me.Thank You is so good to catch up with friends.
See you next week I hope.
Crafty hugs and love
Carole xx

Challenges entered :- TBA


  1. Hi Carole it sounds as if you've had a trying week. You're certainly going to be busy with the washing on Monday when your machine is back in action. Hope the tooth is sorted too. Chin up girl I think we're all falling apart!

    Anyway, you have managed, through all of it, to make two lovely cards. I really must get some of those rectangular dies. Love the embellishments too. Have a good weekend and hopefully a better week. Barbxx

  2. Good Morning Carole! I LOVE that tree, and the embellishments in the corners are so sweet! The embossing is so pretty,too.

    The dentist sounds like no fun...I have to go next week, and pay a fortune for a crown I suppose. I also have trouble sitting still that long.I'm worse then a kid. Haha!

    Have a great day!

  3. Carole: feeling for you with the trips to the dentist (yes, they're 'nice' people, but they scare me!) and washing machine playing dirty. Your sense of humour, however, shines through the mass of nuisances; your positive attitude will see things right in no time! Enjoy the don't have to do laundry time while you have it *grin* Your cards...oh my! Gorgeous, both! Your weather mirrors ours, although we have a 'heavy snowfall warning' attached! Sheesh...have to find my winter boots! Wishing you a marvelous Friday; you've made mine wonderful in seeing you back crafting!! Hugs and love!

  4. Gosh! I thought we were having it rough but at least my teath are ok!! Fingers crossed!! You still make me smile when reading your blog. Back to your creations, they are gorgeous. Love the designs and colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. Just a lovely set of Christmas cards! Love all the white! Thanks for the welcome. :-)

  6. Have them all out!!! No bother then.... LOL
    Love this die you nuisance. Need it (not), want it, so have to have it I suppose! x

  7. Carole, perfectly styled and very classy, fabulous!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  8. HI Carole! Oh goodness, these are STUNNING! I love them both!

    uh oh .. I hope everything is now well okay with your tooth? And naughty washing machine has decided to play dirty huh?! hehehheeh! Hope it will get fixed quickly and not be too much of a pain the bum. Wishing you bright and sunny days ahead filled with smiles and good health!

    Big hugs,

  9. Great post you always make me smile I love your stories except the fact you have all your Christmas Shopping !! The cards are so classy I've seen this tree die before as a lady at craft group has it It always looks fabulous as do your cards Enjoy the weekend despite the rain I do hate the cold and wet weather but more crafting time I suppose. Everything has a positive take care and hope the washer gets sorted Love and hugs Carole x

  10. Good Morning, my friend...popping in super quick to say thank you for your sweet comments! We're under like 200 inches of snow, so you've sure warmed my heart. And now: RUN to Clearly Besotted! You're a winner!!! thrilled for you!!! Here's the link: If you already know this, awesome; if you don't, extra awesome! Shopping trip for Carole; shopping trip for Carole...
    Hugs and love~c

  11. MWAH to you, wonderful Carole, for popping in and leaving some love for my trio of reindeer! Hope you're doing well! Did you pick up your CB goodies? Hope so!
    Hugs and love~c

  12. Oh dear, the dentist - ouch. Hope you and the washing machine are now up and running at full speed! The weather has turned cold here now - but better than the wind and rain.
    My Christmas shopping has not been done yet but I have done the big Christmas clean - so maybe that's one each!

    Take care, Liz x

  13. Fabulous card Carole
    Love that Die xx