Tuesday, 15 January 2019

'Allsorts' challenge

NO not how quick can I eat a box of the liqourice variety!...think of the consequences!!!...on second thoughts don't!....it's the card challenge of course.

Hi everyone...thanks for stopping by. It seems this year is going faster than the last one did...for me anyway and I have only done a little bit of crafting, but for a very important person....Thomas In Australia will be 3...yes I know 3!.....at the beginning of February.....it's time again whizzing past in the blink of an eye.

Here is the card...already on it's way down under......

No they won't peak!...I never got any feed back on the Christmas card I sent so I don't hold out much hope on getting any on this one either...but...I keep sending as grandma's and mums do!.....but I will welcome your feed back! :)

I've had this lovely bright card in my stash for ages so that was my starting point and the rest followed on using snippets from my ever growing box. The number 3 is a Verso tonic large number die....and the little circular tractor and lorry buttons were punched from a coordinating sheet of card.
I decorated the inside to match.

Talking of snippets....I have just had to have re sort...makes a change from the knicker drawer...lol!!!! The box was an old toy box from when my boys were little, the sort that could have castors on the bottom and would stack. Sadly it fell off the box it was stacked on...all the card all over the floor underneath my desk...rescued by hubby as I can't get down there (where would I be without him?).....and there was an almighty split right across the bottom of the box!....does that show how heavy it was with card?...probably , but perhaps the plastic was brittle with age!!...lol...bit like me!
Anyway its been sorted and is awaiting a new box now!

Snippets playground here I come...it's been ages, so looking forward to hearing how everyone has broken their New Years Resolutions.

I have waffled long enough, time for a cuppa, please stay and join me.
Thank you for calling in on me and your feedback is always appreciated...as are all of you.

Take care and see you soon.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Snippets Playground  343 ...........................All made from snippets both small and big.
Allsorts Challenge. 502..Milestones........... NO 3


  1. What a lovely bright a cheery card for a little one and perfect for our Allsorts theme, thanks for much for joining in.

    B x

  2. I brilliant card for a 3 year old Carole. Lots of things to look at. We never heard from 2 of our grandchildren at Christmas. Our granddaughter is 13 next Sunday and I know all we will get is a thank you text from my daughter. Not how my children were brought up. Hey Ho, rant over and at least I know someone is experiencing the same as us!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  3. A fabulously bright and cheerful card, Carole, perfect for a three year old. I had to smile reading your post, especially when you said your hubby rescued the card from under your desk. I got to the bit about an almighty split right across the bottom..... and thought at first you were talking about your hubby's trousers! LOL! I'm glad it was only the box! xx

  4. What a terrific card for your grandson!! He's sure to love this even if grandma can't be there...
    I had a sort out in my craft room and well, most places in the house... But it's one thing deciding to sort and another for the cardstock to tell you to sort!
    Lol!! Enjoy your day!

  5. I did....
    eat a whole box of licorice allsorts... which is why I am now fat.
    Love this card Carole, no kids anywhere near me so no one to make for but I have adults who are as bad! x

  6. That's perfect for your 3 year old grandson... It's happy, colourful and has tractors on it, definitely a winner. I love seeing children's cards in primary colours especially with a big number and I'm sure he'll love it when he opens it :) x

  7. Fabulous card Carole and I'm sure Thomas will love it.

    As for breaking resolutions - well hand on heart I can say I haven't.... but then again I didn't actually make any to break this year! xx

  8. What a perfect birthday card for your little Grandson Carole and I love those bright primary colours. I hear you about not getting feedback on your handcrafted goodies. I think many people do not understand the love we pour into a hand made greeting and are a bit baffled that we don't just pop down to the shops lol!
    I hope 2019 is a good year for you.
    Carol x

  9. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Such a cute creation, the background is so perfect for the occasion. Beautifully done, thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week!

  11. Super card so colourful and perfect for a 3yr old.
    Thanks for sharing at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

  12. This is just adorable! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  13. Oh Carole - what a brilliant card! Its really fabulous and perfect for a three year old. I too hear what you say about lack of acknowledgement. The grand children are great (they're Len's really!) but he has a great niece and nephew aged 20+ and their Mum still emails to say thanks - we include cheques!! It's so rude and I would stop given half a chance but then we'd be in the wrong no doubt so we soldier on! One of our neighbours kiddies actually came and knocked on the door to say thanks for his Birthday card recently - that was a first! Otherwise they just seem to drop into black holes, sigh, Thinking about it I wonder if the little fella was hoping to see Dudley at the same time! :) Giggled here about the snippets storage - I use one of those expanding many pocketed files and fully expect it to suddenly fall apart as it's stuffed so full! GREAT to see you in the Playground - come back soon, at least we all appreciate your gorgeous work!


    Di xx

  14. This is so cute and lots of fun for a lil guy! He will love it. I love that big bright "3."

  15. Fabulous card Carole, Thomas is going to love this of that I'm sure... it's so bright and cheerful... loving the big number die, did you buy it at a show?.. I always love your cards and this one is a winner, what a great start to the year...
    Sending big hugs,
    luv Sis xxxx

  16. It's fabulous, love the bright colours and perfect for a 3 year old (how is he 3 aleady??)
    My knicker drawer needs a sort too - I keep putting it off and end up tidying my papers and dies instead for the umpteenth time!!
    Have a good Wednesday lovely friend, it's icy cold here but it's sunny and there's no snow yet
    Anne x

  17. Three years how did that happen its gone so quickly I love the card its just perfect I know my grandson would love it he's in love with diggers. Sorry I've not been around lately my hubby has not been well lots of hospital stuff that's taken a lot of my time. I hope you had a great Christmas and hopefully I can be a better blogger Love and hugs Carole x

  18. Hi Carole . . . long time since I came over to visit you. Soz! Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day when I got out of detention!

    Your card is so brilliant for a 3 year old. Lots of lovely bright colours. Shame that you won't get any acknowledgement, but I can assure you that I LOVE IT!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  19. Wow, this is so perfect. I bet he will love it even if his mum and dad don't tell you! Thanks and big hugs for all your visits to my blog. We haven't been too badly hit by the snow but it is very, very cold! But, I just layer up, a bit like making cards!!

    Liz xx

  20. That's a lovely card Carole, perfect for a 3 year old, let's hope it's appreciated and you get a reply this time. Xx