Thursday 25 June 2015

In the Pink!

Good evening friends!...well it's evening here anyway and almost the end of another week! I am late this week...been too busy crafting to blog!...but I have been sneaking a peek at what you have all been up to...and some beautiful work is out there I have to say. I can't show all I have made yet ...but will do soon.

For the moment though I have a very pink card.!
I recently bought some bargains...and these pictured below were from Samuel Taylors Mega Sale.

The embossing folder and stamp are Sixxiz hero arts and come as a pair... the idea being that you stamp and then emboss. Well I have to say that I had a bit of trouble with that one...thank goodness for the recycling bin! I inked my card, aligned my folder and ran it through the Big Shot...(yes I gave it an airing instead of the Grand Calibur).............but the card cracked...... so I changed ink and it was a lot better. I am still not sure whether it is the ink that caused the problem, or the card, or both! If you have the answer please let me know.

Ta Daa

The other bargain is an older Paula Pascual set (also in the sale at ST)...pretty flowers with lines and dots that I stamped and coloured with copics and generally played with...then made my flower (bit of glamour dust here) and stamped my sentiment (LOTV).
So quick (or not so in my case) and easy and quite effective I think. Would be good perhaps in a darker colour for a male card minus the flower.

Well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Thank You for stopping by to see me, and also thanks a lot if you leave me a comment. I love to hear from you and it is much appreciated.
Take care, stay safe and well, and I will be back next week.

Crafty hugs to all
Carole xx

Tuesday 16 June 2015

'Lilac time'

Good afternoon blogging are we today? Well, I hope and having a good week so far.

Are you ready to be depressed?...NO!.....OK then I won't mention that we are half way through June and after Sunday the days get shorter, the nights will start  to get darker and I also won't mention for us Brits that summer doesn't appear to have even properly arrived least in the North of the country.Still in socks and cardi! Also I will seal my lips about the fact that Create and Craft on the telly are doing Chr.......ssshhhhhh...the 'C' word!..........No I won't mention any of that and depress you.

Instead how about my card (that could depress you of course but I do hope not).

Are we sitting comfortably with a brew and a smile on our faces? goes then........

This card has been hanging around my desk in varying stages of unmade, so I thought it was time I brought it together. 

I wanted to showcase the embossing fold (Creative Expressions fantails) which I used on a piece of card and them mounted on my base card (sorry that's' probably obvious). I used an image from an LOTV art pad....I have had these a while and never used before and very excitedly I cut it out with my stitched rectangles (Memory Box I think) that's the clue!........and then mounted on lilac Adorable Scorable (Hunkydory) card...I love this card for all sorts of things and such pretty colours. two layers of ribbon wrapped round and a sentiment from LOTV too........stamped on a snippet of card so they might let me in to the playground this week.

 I made my little bow (after great deliberation) with my bow maker....I have not used this contraption very is very simple to use....but I could not remember what to do of course so had to resort to the DVD and Stephanie Weightman to remind me!! It' so easy...doh! 

 A bit of bling in the way of sparkly gems and Glamour Dust on the flowers and ....ta daa....all done.
Lacking a little dimension but I know it is to be posted so chose to keep it pretty flat.

Are you still smiling?......good , mission accomplished then.
I shall away to the playground, and maybe some other challenges too.

Till next time, be good (boring I know).............but Santa is watching the new ToDo on your list?...........not on mine...mine is ToDo list of a different sort. Apparently ToDo means 'everything' in Spanish which pretty much sums it up. I have 'everything' TO DO on my list!
(For those that do not know the ToDo is a new machine launched on Create and Craft that die cuts, embosses, letter presses and hot a price of course!)

OK friends
Take care, thanks for popping by and thank you if you have left me love in a comment...they are all so much appreciated. See you later. Hugs...  Carole  xx

Challenges entered :-
Snippets playground.......................snippet for sentiment
Papertake Weekly............................oh so pretty

Monday 8 June 2015

95 years young!

Well Hello everyone!  I haven't forgotten you all...I have been busy nosing at all your wonderful creations that I haven't had time to it's all your fault really you see! Welcome to my new followers too, I hope you will pop by regularly and say hi.......I love it when people connect.

So here we are starting the second week in's summer here in the UK..........and the last few days have been better in the sunshine stakes, but terrible for the wind....! ( naughty, not that sort) It's battering all the little plants and the tall ones too and makes it still a bit on the chilly side.

Bolton last weekend (last one in May) was a good show and saw me part with some pennies so to speak....I did get some £1 bargains and some necessary bits (boring things like glue) and when I got home and looked I seemed to have very little in my bag considering what I spent! More added to the NBUS for the moment :)
The problem is you put it all in one bag to be green these days..... and instantly have less looks like less stuff, and lets face it a big box would look impressive, but not really apt for a small bottle of glue. Finished the day off meeting friends for a meal and a good catch up. Trust me there were people there with suitcases...suitcases!!!!!  I mean think how many pennies they parted with...or perhaps it was full of a big box with a small bottle of glue!  tee hee

Right before you get bored and move on ...a card...for my mum who celebrated 95 years yesterday! Yes she had me late in life being as I am only 21!  hmmmmm........... Now thinking about it if I live till 95 my eldest will be 70!(work that one out).... yikes don't tell him he'll freak out! Anyway here is her card....

It uses the new Indigo Blu stamp..called Blue peeking which I stamped and embossed in wow superfine black powder.......what a gorgeous face this cat has. We had a black cat called Sooty when I was a child so it reminded mum of that. The background was inked with distress inks...tumbled glass,milled lavender and  spun sugar and then die cut using Sue Wilson Noble Rectangles. Sentiment is computer generated and the rest from stash. Plenty of glamour dust in use though not obvious on the photos...sorry. Oh and the base card is adorable scorable embossed form Hunkydory. Quite pleased with the outcome and a change from a CAS card.
Mum had a steady stream of visitors bringing flowers and chocolates etc and we had a chinese takeaway to round off the day...lovely.

Well I have taken up enough of your precious blogging time so will let you go with the usual 'Thank You' for stopping by......and I would love it if you let me know you have been.
Take care, keep safe and well, and enjoy your week.
See you next time.
Hugs Carole xx

PS. I will enter this in some challenges if I get through the Everest of ironing in the basket...and the washer is making more as I speak! Sunshine makes me wash!!  lol........away to it Carole!

PPS.(Several hours later)..... Everest conquered!

Challenges entered :-
Seize the Birthday-----------------------------Animals
Moving along with the Times----------------Happy Birthday