Friday, 28 October 2016


Hello friends...
I hope this finds you all well and staying clear of these nasty bugs doing the rounds. Thank you for all your good wishes...I have 'come again like parkin' as my Grandma used to say and hoping to stay clear of any others nasties now.

Unfortunately little Thomas(8 months old now) spent last week in hospital on a drip after having a severe reaction to a virus but is on the mend now and home again, (and his mum and dad have both had it too)...the joys of parenting eh! A worrying time all the same!

OK enough waffle...onto my card...and YES!!!!!! a Christmas card...sorry only one...bit overexcited I know, but after sitting all morning deciding what to do and what paper went know the feeling...this was the result.........

The background mistletoe paper is Craftwork Cards................Mistletoe mini paper pad.
Tag is Craftwork Cards...............Winter Botanicals and I added wink of Stella to the mistletoe for subtle sparkle..
The other matting layers were from my 'bits' box and the mistletoe die is X-cut...used a scrap of dark green for these(that took some finding I can tell you) and added the berries with Cosmic pearlescent glue..........alas they dried quite flat.
I din't add dimension in the way of foam pads as I thought about the posting aspect of this!
The sentiment is from a LOTV set.

Right that's one off the list.........strangely enough I don't feel much satisfaction at having done 'one' but hope fully now the mojo has put in appearance he will get moving better now. Just can't seem to get excited about Christmas this year :(

Whizzing off to the playground with this one this week as I used quite a few snippets and scraps...hope I see you there.

Take care everyone............. Have a good weekend and 'Thank you' for taking time out of your busy schedules to stop my blog. Your visits make my day!

OH!    and don't forget to put your clocks back in the UK this extra hour in bed....yippee..........but how I hate the long dark nights. I am definitely a daylight and sunshine person!
See you when the ghoulies and witches have been......
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Snippets Playground week 252
A bit more time to craft #30............Anything goes
Crafting by designs.(Oct).........................Get ready for Christmas
Crafting from the heart #133...........Anything goes

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Hello I am and thankfully feeling much better, the antibiotics did their magic on the bronchitis and all the other 'itis' from the waist up that presented themselves for fear they would be I am left with lazyitis I think have it on good authority that both mojo and energy are en route back from their break and as long as they have no delays will be home soon!.........I shall greet them with open arms!........and if by any chance any one of you is feeling under the weather I hope you soon feel much better too!

Thank you for all your lovely comments and well wishes last post, I do so appreciate's so nice to have friends spread world wide...........and a big welcome to my two new followers..Liz and Brenda, thank you for joining me and I do hope you continue to like what you see!!

OK....a card you ask?...stop's.......................yes you guessed ...a Birthday card that fortunately I made before being struck down. My youngest son had a birthday last week and so here is his card.....

The bottles are from a Card-io set....'.Last Orders' and the shelves from Card-io............'On the Shelf'. the bottles were glazes with Diamond Glaze. the letters are from a set that came fee with a magazine some time ago. The squiggly lines I drew with a fine liner pen. Simple!! It seemed to go down well!

Well  Autumn is definitely here...the leaves are parting company from the trees now...but Cowslip is in flower in the garden!!!.how weird is that. It appears the plants are out of sync with the seasons.

Right I shall waffle no more, once again thanks for stopping by, and who knows you may get a ......C....card (shhhhhhh) next time. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend.

Crafty hugs to all
Carole xx

Monday, 10 October 2016

It's still not a Christmas Card!!

Hi friends!....sorry I have been a bad blogger this last week but I picked up the lurgy somewhere and it really got it's teeth into me. I have some antibiotics now so hopefully when these work their magic (hmm) I will be as good as new. On the plus side for hubby I lost my voice for 3 days!!

I do hope you are all well and had a good weekend, I have popped around blogland but not commented much but ooh there is some lovely work out are such a clever lot.

My card is a ...guess? prizes you are all correct...a Birthday card......NO...still not a Christmas Card........might have to ask Santa if we can postpone Christmas  this!.....another 52 weeks might be good?

This was one of those cards that I was actually quite pleased with. It was created for a friend who loves jigsaws and although you cannot see it well on the photo (sorry) the central panel is a nine piece jigsaw die by X-cut.

The butterfly and flowers are from a Craftwork Cards Colour Me Tag pad and then I die cut with a plain square after colouring...then I added some sparkle...again this is not easy to see. The other square layers are Sue Wilson pierced squares. The sentiment corners are a new acquisition and are Phil Martin stamps ...I love them, so useful.

I think I will be making some more in this style...with or without the jigsaw element.

Well mojo and energy have gone on holiday again. I hope they wont be away too long...I miss them!!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave me comments......I really do appreciate them and love to read them all. I will try to catch up with you all this next week and leave you some love too.

I am heading to the playground with this as the white card I used is all snippets. I hoping there may be something medicinal behind the bike sheds as it is a 250th post celebration for Miss see you there?

Take care everyone and I hope you have a good week.

Carole xx

Challenges entered :-
Pixie's Snippets Playground #250.................snippets of white card.