Wednesday 29 October 2014

James and Snowman

Good morning my blogging friends and a warm welcome to my new follower Judith, I hope you like what you see.It's a lovely sunny crisp day here in West Yorkshire.I hope it is good wherever you are.

Firstly thank you all for your feedback on my last post. it seems a varied choice of favourite on the cards, but the sparkly green came in for a lot of mentions. I have one of each and may be will do more in even different colour ways...time dependent as there is so much else I want to do.

Ok onto my card this time, well this is a quick card......LOL.....don't be silly ...quick is not in my regime.

 The image was coloured way back when we had temperatures in the 80s and I wanted to craft and be outside at the same time.So I coloured some stamped images from LOTV............time yesterday to make this one into a card..........won't take long says she!

Out came the papers...and more papers...boy I have such a lot , and now some I had forgotten about. I chose some blue ones, and then I found these red and green ones...they match the scarf, so blue ones discarded. Well that was an hour gone!!.and then another hour to assemble said card,and then I thought why did I choose red and green for a snowman!!  Too late! nothing quick about this card really was there.

The LOTV image was coloured with copics for those of you wondering...You weren't? OK well I have told you now.the sentiment is also from LOTV and the poinsettia is Spellbinders ...layered poinsettia sprinkled with Glamour that stuff and James's hat was too.

I am entering this card in a few challenges.......see end of post. it will probably take me as long to do all that linking stuff as it did to make the card!

OH! the Age UK van is outside.............they must have come for me!!!!!!! eeek.............oh he's turnig round..........phew............ reprieve!.....

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone, keep well and take care. Thanks so much for stopping by and adding your much appreciated, I love it when you leave me a comment. Wouldn't it be great if we could all get together for a crafty session

See you soon
Hugs Carole xx

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Christmas card challenge #48----------------Anything goes Xmas
Craftycardmakers------------------------------Cut it out, Die cutting /punching....die cut mats for image and sentiment and die cut poinsettia.
Papertake Weekly----Sketch 95--------------moved the sentiment and added the poinsettia for balance.
LOTV--------------------------------------------Anything goes.

Monday 20 October 2014

A...B...or C ?

Hello there blogging buddies. How are we ? Another week has whizzed past far too quickly and it's Monday again.
Hope you had a good weekend. I went to The Dome in Doncaster for the stamping show organised by was very busy, but the names were there, that were missing at Harrogate so I was able to fill the gaps in my wish list and swap paper for goodies! NO not 12 x 12 paper silly...paper money...really! (if only...I have so much 12 x 12 paper)
Anyway I ended up with a small bag of goodies for a lot of paper!

Do you like the reminder at the top of my blog? just thought I would sicken you all with a countdown to Christmas.......I can hear you all groaning..............but alas it will be soon upon us and over as quick as last week on with Christmas.

Right I need your opinions now please. I have had the idea for this card, in my head for ages and so managed to get it put in to card this it is


The die is  Memory Box...Ringo tile...I thought they could pass as snowflakes. The snowflake dies are Spellbinders.and the sentiment a wooden mounted one from stash! The snowflake and the Ringo tile were dusted with Glamour dust for sparkle (wonder if it would work on me?)

OK then I started playing about and put some red card behind the aperture


and then some greeny blue glitter card (it's more green in does not do it justice)


So I now don't know which is the best.......should I stay naked (oh no! not literally silly....not a pretty sight)).....nothing behind  (this gets worse!)...............or do I put something at the back of it?

If you could please leave me a comment and let me know what you think that would be wonderful thank you.

Right, busy week ahead...........Dentist, Hairdresser and Hospital. Guess which one is the best (sorry no prizes) not much time for crafting but hopefully some. Done the ironing need to remember not to wash anything and make any more!!

Have a good week everyone, be good to yourselves...and others too. Thank you so much for stopping by .....please come back again soon.
Lets hope the sun shines......oh and don't forget to put your clocks back next extra hour crafting whoopeee!!!
Crafting hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Christmas card challenge #47
Moving along with the Times.........White only (picked the plain version)
Sweet Stampin Christmas...............Snowflakes.

Tuesday 14 October 2014


Good morning blogging friends. How are we all today? It's pretty grim here in West Yorkshire...rain and drizzle, cold and damp! Right well if that hasn't made you feel miserable...........

I've been holding back on this creation as it is for my son's BIRTHDAY IAIN!...he won't have time to look in his busy schedule!

When on his honeymoon he and Nicole wet diving and when I saw this in a sale at Samuel Taylor's I had to have it as it felt it was so appropriate and a bit of a laugh too.

I think they are Stampendous stamps, and the set consists of the image and a word stamp (seen in next picture) made from the word Scuba. For the card I used the letters and then hand wrote my own words (writing not brilliant).I added glitter to the bubbles but it doesn't show up much on the photo.

As always grown up sons want money (they apparently have everything) so I made a wallet using the original word stamp this time on the outside and another of my own design on the inside.

The 'It's your Birthday' stamp is a wooden one I have had for ages.

I might be from Yorkshire but I am not that tight...I did add more notes before sending!lol

It took me ages to think up the slogans! I hope he is pleased and has had a laugh..I await his feedback!!

Phew that was a bit of a long one.

We had a lovely weekend with my 'bestie' and hubby from Lancashire, we went to York on Saturday and for some culture we took them to The Hepworth in Wakefield on Sunday. Hoe you all had a good one too.

Best get on with some chores, and then visit the craft room and see if inspiration strikes.It is so tidy at the moment that I don't want to mess it up...sad isn't it!

 Thank you so much for all your lovely comments that keep me going and really are appreciated...time is precious and I am touched you spend some of yours visiting my blog.
Take care and keep well.

Hugs Carole x

Challenges entered:-

That's crafty challenge...keep it simple

Saturday 4 October 2014

Hearts and Flowers

Hello friends...hope you are having a good Saturday evening..or had if you are reading this later.

I have been to the GNPE at Harrogate today so I am worn out now..and shopped out. It was nice to see a few blogging friends and have a catch up, and of course  there were a few things that I just had to have!

My card today is very simplistic in design. After I made the anniversary card for my son and wife I had some of the pink glitter card left...and so as not to waste it you will have noticed I used the same card on my snowflake card. I also punched out some small intention to put them inside their card as confetti...but I had sealed it before I realised that I hadn't put them in (doh...where is the brain). They have sat on my desk ever since...can't throw anything away and I started to play with them is the result. I tried it with and without the pen line round the flowers but preferred with in the end.

Sorry about the photo..taken on flash and not very good.So what thinketh thou? I am not keen on my stems..otherwise I can live with it.

Well folk I must thank you for stopping heartens me that you take the time and sometimes leave me nice words  too. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last is nice to have support and have such a lovely group of followers.  I see now that as a result of my moan to Bearly Mine they have added a 6th rule ...about claiming your prize....still nothing about them re-drawing it though!
Life is too short to worry about such trivialities, and as my Grandma always said..What you never have, you never miss!

Wishing you all a great rest of your weekend, keep well and take care.
Carole xx

I have decided to enter this in Alphabet Challenge ...Q for quadruple......4 of something. There are 4 petals on each flower.

That's Crafty...Keep it Simple

Virginia'sView Challenge # 8.....Clean and Simple

Keep it Simple........3 of something...3 flowers