Tuesday, 7 December 2021


 Hello friends! 

I hope you are all well, cosy and safe! Thank you so much for popping by and to those that left me comments on my last post...Thank You...you know you make my day!

NOT a Christmas card this time. It was my future DIL birthday recently and I made her this card as she is horse mad.....she has one called Tilly! ...and she is a qualified riding instructress...so you might see the relevance of the card. She is also a big fan of Thelwell.....I have to admit to not getting all the quips as it were! Riding has never been something I have ever got into.

So here we go......

and the inside...

The images and backing papers are all from an old Crafters Companion magazine CD and I made the small rosette with the same papers using a Tim Holtz die I have had in my stash for ages.The personalised message on the front was done on the PC by taking the mage into a graphics program...are you impressed?...I certainly was...lol!! (took me a while though).

Becky was highly delighted with her card thank goodness.....and as they clip Tilly themselves she thankfully doesn't look like this afterwards....lol

I hope you are all well on with your Christmas preparations and I really do appreciate you taking time to pay me a visit when time is so precious. Thanks again.. Blogland seems a lot quieter these days due to Instagram, Pinterest etc...but I like to feel that bloggers are my friends that take their time to spend with me as I do with them..... 'Mwah.'...... and that's what makes blogging worthwhile!

See you soon..take care of yourself

Crafty hugs

Carole xx


  1. I remember Thelwell very well, my love affair with horses was cut short when I fell of over the head and went off them. Nice to look at from a safe distance. Great idea for a rosette and a personal card like this would be sure to be appreciated. Take care, hopefully you can stay warm and dry. x

  2. Just brilliant Carole! A great card and no doubt she loved it. xx

  3. Hi Carole, Love your card and making it personal is brilliant. I'm impressed that you worked out how to get it in the right place. As for it taking time, it doesn't matter how long. The best bit is you did it!! I am far from good with techniques on my computer.
    I don't even know how to get on all these other things. I look at Pinterest, but never put anything on it. Like you say Carole, blogs people are more like friends.
    So big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

  4. That is Brilliant!! Well done to you... I bet she was over the moon! Have a lovely Christmas Carole and thanks for another year of blog friendship

  5. What a fun card Carole, and a lovely blog you have. I too love blogland and don’t even try with the instagram etc stuff. It’s much nicer to share stuff here and have a chat :) take care xxx

  6. I was horse mad as a youngster and absolutely adored Thelwell ponies. So you’ll realise that I adore this card too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx