Monday, 27 February 2017


Good Morning friends!
Well here we are on the last but one day of February!(just) Another year hurtling past way too quickly!
Firstly welcome to Babs my latest follower,I hope you drop in often and like what you see and maybe have a laugh too!

I've been sorting my 'snippets' boxes this week....yes I know sad isn't it, but it gave me chance to remind myself what there is lurking...didn't throw much out...and I have three boxes....yes three! but to be fair one is a big old toy box for the big pieces, the second is an A4 box for medium bits and the third a small A5 for the tiny bits!! I think the smallest bit I have is one inch square!...well you never know they may come in one day. All neat and tidy now (well the big one anyway).

While sorting I uncovered this already die cut frame on a piece of white linen's a stitched edge so I figure it belongs to a Sue Wilson die...lovely shape, and then I found this beautiful poppy picture...and yes a card was born with the addition of a piece of 'Hunkydory Adorable Scorable in a very pale green for the base card..I have resisted glittering the image as it is so beautiful on it's own and I didn't know whether to add a sentiment or's 'or not' at present as you can see. Let me know what you think.
Left it flat for posting.

So even though I feel I haven't really created much here, I have used up some pieces that have been lurking a good while and that is satisfying. I think I will pop to the playground with this one, I haven't used any snippets recently and am missing my friends's just not the same looking through the railings!

Hope you are all well and having a good week. Thank you so much for popping by and for all the lovely comments you leave me.

Now need to find my wellies as I think there might be a few puddles in the Playground and I feel rebellious!

Ta Ra for now...or see you there!
Carole xx

Challenges entered
Pixies snippets playground...................week 269/270... frame is a snippet

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

'Happy Valentine's Day'

Hi everyone...yes Happy Valentines Day to you all, I hope you are all enjoying celebrating (or not as the case may be) in your own way. M & S meal for two for hubby and I tonight!

The postman has just appeared in the street...early today.......different postie today.....aahhh he's gone straight past!...well that just about sums it up for me eh! secret admirers... could possibly omit the secret bit here...good job hubby gave me a card!

So here is the card that I made for him..........

Apologies for the poor photo...bad lighting and it doesn't really do the card justice. the red background is my play on glossy card with alcohol inks in red and gold (the gold barely shows I know) and I cut the love out of the snippet that was left, cut a couple of times and layered up.

The heart die is a new purchase with Christmas money and is by Concord this die and I have Carol M to blame for setting me off on this one with her lovely card using the same die.....

Just so love the colours she has used.

I think my love word die is Crafters Companion but not 100% sure on that one. I raised the top panel after pricking the edges and added the pearl heart. Hubby seems happy with it!

I am entering a few challenges this week  :-

Uniko....................................Anything goes--twist of love
Time out##76........................Inspired by words
Allsorts Challenge 402.........Hearts and /or flowers
That's crafty.......................... I heart you
Casology 236........................Romance

Boy that was hard...really got myself tied in knots doing that, perhaps why I don't bother a lot of the time! If anyone knows an easy way to do all this linking stuff then please let me know...oh...and if anyone can tell me how to get my name on to my photos I would be grateful for that help too.....I know I don't ask for much do I!!! go and get something achieved today now. Thank you all for stopping by and if you leave me a comment an extra Thank you...I so love to read them as you know.
Enjoy your day, evening and the rest of your week and take care.

Crafty hugs and love too (well it's Valentines day remember)...mmmmm wonder if I could get away with opening the Prosecco now?

Carole xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Where did that year go?

Hi there's things? ......yes a year has flown since Thomas was born, seems like it was only yesterday!...time sure has wings.

Here is his card...HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOMAS......I hope the card made it in the luggage with them to Australia where they went to live at the end of last month.... bet it is a bit warmer there than it is here!...miss them so much!

It's pretty self explanatory and all the dies except the 'number 1' are Sue Wilson. The 'number 1' is from Sara of Crafters Companion...her Birthday collection, and I mounted that on foam pads. These numbers are larger than the free ones I used on my last card so make a bit more of a statement...but are a bit big for the technique I used in my last post.
The sentiment stamps are a mix from my stash.

There are some wonderful creations out there in blog land....such talented people...yes you!!! I have to admit to be rather lacking in motivation at present...hoping it returns soon, though I am getting the urge to get out the old alcohol inks for a this space! (need to find them first)

Hope you are all well and keeping warm wherever you are.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and also for all the lovely comments you leave me that brighten my day. I love to read them...mwah to you all.

Take care...I'll be back when I have another share.....maybe when I find those inks!!

Crafty hugs and love
Carole xx