Monday, 22 February 2016


Hi everyone......I'm back from cloud nine......been to London for a cuddle of my new Grandson (big smile)....(picture at end of post) its back to all those things you forget about when you are away....yes washing etc!!
We shall not dwell on that, nor the fact that we are rapidly approaching the end of February!!

So how are all of you? I hope you are all well and I welcome my new followers to my blog...thank you for joining me, I hope you like what you see and please let me know when you have popped by.

A Big THANK YOU to all of you who left such kind comments about Thomas and shared in my delight. it is so very much appreciated and I am sure you will forgive me for being a bit behind with my visits to you.

Ok...a card....Valentine...I know its late but it was for hubby so I couldn't post before the day now could I?

A simple design using a new embossing folder from Sara Davies Signature range , and also the heart die and the Love die form the same collection.
I embossed some linen card and then die cut the heart......mistake!! I should have die cut the heart first as the embossing was flattened a little....I did manage however to run it through again with the folder re-aligned...... then I thought about inking the hearts.....then I thought again.....bound to mess it up!
The red paper is some I have in my stash that already has tiny hearts embossed on it but sadly not visible with my wonderful photography! the 'love' was cut several times and layered for a bit of depth.

There we have it!!

I was lucky enough to have a win in the playground the other week and win some more 'love' so just need the time to play with it all.....till then I will send love to you all, thank you for stopping by. Fortune has smiled on me in more ways than one this last fortnight......I am one lucky lady!

Take care everyone and have a good week..........and one last picture.... of baby Thomas.....

I think he may be saying .."Who are you?"     :)

Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Cuttlebug Mania....................................I 'heart' you
DD Challenge..........................................Red and White
Simply Create Too. #103.......................Use pink/red only
Moving Along with The Times #14......Words only,no image (don't think a cut out heart counts as an image)
My Crafting Stories #2...........................Anything goes
Less is More...........................................Add some texture (linen card and embossing)


  1. What a dear little baby Thomas is Carole. What a beautiful photo and looks very alert and interested.

    Your card is lovely Carole. What a pretty embossing folder. Barbxx

  2. Beautiful card! Awesome CAS design and that embossed background is perfect! Your new grand baby is PRECIOUS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘RED & WHITE’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.


  3. Gorgeous grandson and a lovely card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT this time xxx

  4. Lovely card! Very effective use of colour and texture. And how gorgeous is Thomas!

  5. Oh how lucky you are to be able to give your gorgous little grandson a cuddle. He really is a sweetie.
    Fabulous card and I love the pop of red xx

  6. Gorgeous card and love the design. I'm afraid that the yummy little boy angel Thomas, outshone your card! but I am shore you don't mind!!Lol!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. Aw!! What an adorable photo Carole, I can see this little chap has stole your heart already:)xx.. You must have been thrilled to finally have a hold of your little grandson, it's such a special time:)xx

    Lovely card too for hubby.. I think it's great that you still send Valentines.. it's so romantic:)xx I love the embossing and the little red heart just brings it all together, I'm glad you left it just white and red and didn't colour it!!..

    Will send a mail soon, last week was quiet hectic with hospital appointments etc.. also Debs came for the week-end.. speak soon..

    Love and Hugs,
    Sis xx

  8. Your card is gorgeous love that new folder it's lovely But I'm afraid it's Thomas's day he is just the sweetest thing and the photo is perfect enjoy him my friend love and hugs Carole X PS More pictures of Thomas please x

  9. I bet your hubby loved this card! That embossed background is awesome, and I have not seen it before. AND how blessed you are to have such a cutie to hug and hold..he is adorable!!!Have a great day Carole!

  10. Awwwww Carole, he is so sweet. And look at the way he is looking at you - he already knows you will be the one who sneaks him extra pocket money and sweeties!

    Gorgeous card too, Liz x

  11. That's one super cute baby and an adorable CAS-tastic, textured card.
    Unfortunately we have a maximum of 5 challenge link ups including our own and I think you may have linked to 6 here. So sorry but thanks for sharing your card and hope you'll come back and play again. Sarah
    Less is More

  12. Love your card and love the photo of Thomas. Karen x

  13. This is fabulous CAS card Carole, but as Sarah said you must have forgotten this week and linked your card to too many challenges for us!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  14. Your Valentine's Day card is marvelous, Carole, but I must be honest: the photo of you and your precious little grandson steals the show and captures my heart! That face...precious! One of my favourite photos sees me in nearly the identical pose as you, cuddling my niece - and gazing at her in wonder and awe (although my face isn't seen, since the focus is on her) - at what a marvel she was...and still is! The second I saw her, my heart expanded 2 million times over, so infused with love. I know you're experiencing the same! Hope you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy Thomas cuddles. They grown up too quickly; my niece will be 6 (SIX...gahhhhh!) next week, and my nephew will be 4 the week after. I've explained clearly to them that this behaviour of growning up must. slow. down! Awesome photo, Grandma C...
    Hugs and love~c

  15. Fabuluous simple card.
    Thank you for sharing at My Crafting Stories, and good luck.


  16. Sorry to be so late commenting, what a super texture card Carole, though as the other have said,unfortunately too many challenges entered.
    Never mind, more important things on your mind with tat delightful grand baby to cuddle :)
    "Less is More"

  17. Gorgeous pic Carole.... he's a cutie and is going to have you wrapped round his little finger no doubt!!
    Great card... hope all Ok with you. x

  18. Aww so cute, congratulations. Adding texture to a CAS card really does give interest. I've learnt the hard way about flattening embossing too. I'm impressed you managed to run it through again, it's a really lovely card.

  19. Ohhhhhhh Thomas is adorable! Our first grandsons name is Thomas as well! A big congratulations to you you !
    What a beautiful card, love the embosed hearts!

  20. Great card. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  21. Hi Carole, I know I am behind the times but many many congratulations on the birth of your beautiful grandson! What a little smasher! Great photo! Lots of love Emma xxx