Monday, 25 July 2016

In the country!

Good afternoon to all my bogging friends.
I hope you are all well and enjoyed the weekend as we hurtle full pelt into the last week in July!! Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post and for the good wishes regarding the neck which is marginally improved........but head down yes I know, keep your head up!!...............not easy to craft read etc with things held at eye!!  I only feel in my maybe late twenties....ok maybe thirties.... but my body sure says otherwise!!

I have a male birthday card today......for someone with a love of tractors!

I cut the card base using Spellbinders Grand Labels11(discontinued I think)..........and the layers too although the black layer is cut in half and separated to offset it at the ends.

The tractor and bird stamps are Sheena Douglas and boy a few of those attempts at the tractor went in the bin I have to say. I tried to stamp with distress inks and then pull the colour out with a water brush...would it play? NO!...don't know if it was me or the card I was using (bad workman always blame their tools they say) being a perfectionist, in the end I opted to stamp in Versafine and colour with copics. I wanted to keep it all monotone. The sentiment was one from stash.

So there we have frills and fancies but a few 'choice words' in the making.

It's cooler and rather cloudy here today, no blue skies sadly.....but as yet no rain thankfully.

Right must away and get busy.
Enjoy your week and I will catch you again soon.
Take care now.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Seasons Greetings in July!!!!!!

Hello glad you have stopped by...thank you and I hope you are all well and have had a good week, plus looking forward to a good weekend too!

I've had some injections in my neck today.....(spare me the pain in the neck so not lingering too long tonight in front of the computer and anyway Coronation Street is back on in half an hour...a must watch episode tonight!!

OK....on with the show as they say and....a first for me.....a Christmas card in July!! and it all came together quite quickly too once I started. Here it is.............

It's a white base card with the edge die (Sue I know I couldn't resist but I have been good lately.........and then layered with scraps of red from my large bit box. I hand pierced the white layer on the top which I cut with the plain edge die in the pack so that it followed the shape and I cut a similar shape for the inside of the card... for a message.
The Seasons Greeting is a Sara Davies signature die (Crafters Companion) from last year...just love that font...cut from another scrap of the same red.............and that's all folks!!

Going back to the Sue Wilson die, there are 3 parts to the set, the third part features a poinsettia, still follows the curve and can be used whole or on the edge by using the plain curve die included. (Hope you follow that). I think I shall be using this die set a lot!

Now because the sun is at last shining again here this evening I am off to the playground to see my mates that I haven't seen in ages, and because I have used some snippets on my card too! I won't go on the roundabout...will make me dizzy, but I might see if anyone is behind the bike sheds with medicine!! that I can pour down...rub on.... my neck...............hmmm!

Enjoy your weekend folks, and if you leave me a comment you will make my week......they really are appreciated....Thank you again for stopping by. See you soon.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered:_

Pixies Playground..............snippets of red card and small white snippets too

Simply Create Too # 113  .......Red, White or Blue

Happy Little Stampers.......... Anything Goes challenge with dies

Monday, 4 July 2016


Good afternoon friends! and a Happy 4th July to those of you in the USA....

July!,,,,,hmmmm........half way through the year............wonder what the next 6 months has in store for all of us! At least the sun is shining today and it is a little warmer here in west Yorkshire........let's hope it keeps it up!

Ok a card today for a friend............

The base card is Kraft covered with LOTV papers (Antebellum I think but sadly discontinued).

I cut the front of diagonally to make a pocket inside the card. I put a bought heart with a lovely sentiment on it in the pocket and wrote a hidden message behind (no not telling what it said). Happy Birthday die cut on the front is from Crafters Companion....I so love that font!

Inside the stamped greeting is from Woodware............and here is a picture of the bought heart and it's full greeting.

So it winged it's way to the recipient and she was happy I am pleased to say!

Thank you for taking time to pay me a visit........... yes the washing and ironing is all done from the holidays and the summer clothes are put away!! .............but the washing never really ends does it? or the ironing for that matter!..........the chores never go away and the lawn still grows!! Hubby and I always sort of say on holiday what we are going to do differently when we return..........bit like New Year them holiday resolutions.............BUT.......they never last as we always seem to fall back in to the same any of you do that? know, the ones like ...make a meal plan, or go to bed half an hour earlier of get up half an hour earlier (that's me not hubby)....that sort of thing.
Well I have a card to make so have promised myself some crafty time.....after I have pegged out more washing.........sorry but have to make the most of the dry

Take care everyone, nice to chat,enjoy your week.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx