Friday, 15 April 2016

'Happy Birthday to you'

Hello blogging friends!
Well it's Friday the weeks are flying by..........but that's all been said before so I shall quickly move on.

The design for this card has been replaying itself over in my head all week...until I actually got to sit down and execute (big word there) it. I had the idea..loosely based (can't do with tight things) on the Mothers Day card that my eldest son sent me.........sorry I have stashed it away for safe keeping so cannot show you my inspiration unfortunately.............yes honest.....I do a still have it, stashed away with years of cards that my children have sent me and I still have (as Mothers do).

Here is my card.........

and the back as well.... I cool is that!!........

I dug out a suitable flower I have lots of flower stamps...but it was touch and go whether I had one to do the job ...if you know what I mean. Anyway I did (it had to be solid in design)...sorry I have had this set years  ages and it's NBUS (head hanging in shame)...but I have now rectified that (smiling now).
I stamped randomly with Versamagic inks (two colours....sorry.... thats's obvious) and when dry drew round each one with a quickie (they should think of another name for that) glue pen and added my favourite glamour dust.
The sentiment was computer generated and raised on foam pads for a bit of dimension and when I know who I might send it to..the rhyme will be finished off your thinking caps on and see if you can guess what it will say.......

Easy peasy eh?

So if you are celebrating a Birthday this weekend...have a Happy one...and if not ...well have a Happy UN-Birthday. Enjoy whatever you do (weather permitting).
Stay safe and well, thanks for popping in, your visits make me happy.
Talking of which I appear to have lost a follower this week, don't know if its down to blogger or did someone fall out with me   :(    I hope not, let's face it guys...I need all the friends I can get!!

Toodle pip for now
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Something fishy!

Good morning friends......I hope you are all well.
It's definitely April showers here...heavy ones with the odd sunny spell and there is still quite a nip in the air. I am really fed up with this rain now and want some warmer weather, the garden is sodden....too wet to dig, the daffodils have finished and I fear several of the perennials in the garden have rotted off with all the wet!!

On to my make this week......another male card.....

The image is a 'Little Claire' stamp that saw ink for the first time. I first coloured some card with three distress inks...broken china, worn lipstick and squeezed lemonade and then stamped on top with archival ink. I added a drop of water to the clouds with a paintbrush and then dabbed to remove the ink. The layers were cut with Sue Wilson Pierced Squares dies.The sentiment comes with the stamp.

I hope you have nice things planned for the upcoming weekend....doing what makes you 'happy'.......sadly not so here...but I am sure hubby will find something to do which will involve the...have you got a minute...phrase! Sound familiar?...........wish I was near enough to go to Ally Pally!!

Thanks for popping in, take care now...

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-
 Crafting from the heart #106.Anything goes.

Friday, 1 April 2016

'Boats and Bunnies'

Hello Friends!.....
      another week gone, yes and another month too, and April here has started off with the obligatory April showers. Yesterday was glorious sunshine and warmer...very Spring like, today.....cooler, damp, and of course we are heading for a Saturday so what do we expect!!

Another simple make from me for my step-dads birthday.

I took this from an old 'Making Cards' magazine, papers and image. I added the blue and red card and hand drew the squiggly line...yes... I know pat on the back there! The corrugated paper was from a biscuit packet.....sorry can't remember what they were so you can't all rush out and buy a packet. I have to say though it is the best excuse I can come up with for buying
A Craftwork cards sentiment, bit of twine and a couple of pieces of Card Candi glazed with Diamond Glaze....oh and a touch of glamour dust on the water (not visible in the photo)......and there we have it...quick..ish, simple and I like it!....................ta de dah dah te dah.....that's me...blowing my trumpet   :)

So Easter came and went and threw me out with the days this week...oh by the are the Easter thrones for the Cadbury Creme eggs that graced my table on Easter Sunday. Everyone liked them (well there were only 4 of us) so the eggs got eaten...thus only the one for me  :(

Is it me but they do get smaller every year.?..must cost Cadburys a bomb in new moulds!!


The cute bunny is a Memory Box die...'frilly bunny'.....comes complete with bow for his neck.

OK I am off to put the kettle on...please pop in for one if ever you pass....someday someone may just surprise me!
Have a super weekend whatever you are doing...hubby is praying for dry weather so he can get in the garden...and me? well I am bound to find a drawer or cupboard that needs my attention...preferably in the craft
Take care and thank you for spending time with me and leaving the lovely comments that you do.

See you next week.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx