Tuesday 29 September 2015

It turned up!

Hello friends.......long time no see! Just a quick post to say that the missing Aniversary card turned up a week late! better late than never! So here is that card.......and what was all the fuss about I hear you say..lol

The base card is Adorable Scorable and the stitched rectangle I think is Lawn Fawn from a snippet of Bazill cardstock. the rose is cut from pearlescent card from the left over box....it is a Penny Black die and I used a punch for the little heart in the same card.
As plenty of snippets were used I am heading to the playground to say hello.
I still can't join in the frolics sadly,(maybe I can sit on the side lines) but I am heading in the right direction...it just takes time and being a 'doer' I am perhaps a little.....no a lot.... on the impatient side. The craft room requires reaching, lifting, bending etc...all not allowed at present so don't know when I will get round to those Christmas cards....I know....I know..... I should have started last January!!

Hope all is good with all of you.....and if it isn't, then I hope things improve for you. I know there has been some sadness and difficulties out there in blogland.
Take care my friends and I thank each one of you that has left me love and good wishes in the way of comments. It is so much appreciated.Where would I be without my lovely blogging buddies! Mwah....
Sending big hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :- Snippets playground.

Tuesday 15 September 2015


Hi Friends

I must thank those of you who left me good wishes on my last post and thought that you might appreciate an update.......although I know one does not pop by to hear about health issues and much preferring a creation to view.
Unfortunately the surgery was not without some complications making it a bigger job and thus a longer recovery and I am still pretty wiped out........... but........... I am back at home with a wonderful hubby playing nursemaid (bless him) till next week when he goes back to work for a rest!!..lol........... I think it may be a while till I get into the craft room again., but I as my Grandma always said...I am getting a little better every day. I do hope you will bear with me, and I am popping by your blogs intermittently leaving you some love...........your creativity gives me my crafty fix!

Sadly the last card that I made before my NHS trip was for Son and DIL Wedding Anniversary yesterday.........BUT........it hasn't arrived  :(         so I will keep that one up my sleeve and blog it later as I have nothing else and hope that it turns up in the meantime.
 It was posted in good time , I could cry that they didn't get it...........good old Royal Mail!

Thank you for stopping by to read this...........see you all again soon I hope.
Carole xx

Thursday 3 September 2015


Hi Friends.

So how was your Bank Holiday last weekend...UK only of course? Wet? well yes I think that goes without saying doesn't it! Hubby and I managed a ride over the North Yorkshire Moors on Sunday..(cloudy but no rain)...all the heather was in full bloom so very pretty with all the purple, shame the sun did not just put in an appearance. We drove home down the coast and stopped at Bridlington for a fish and chip supper and then home .......but captured this beautiful sunset on the way.

OK...onto a card..........

My son and DIL........(.the ones of strawberry Santa fame...see earlier blog post) are expecting their first baby next February...so I sent them a card to celebrate the wonderful news. Yes I am to be a Grandma at last!

It is a Stamping Bella digi image called Baby Shower (I think)......doing a lot of that today...thinking.... which I coloured with copics and cut out with a Spellbinders die (I think).......there I go again! The rest speaks for itself.

Right I must dash as I have rather a busy day today. I will not be around for a little while........well blogging anyway but will still pop in to your blogs to see what you will be doing. I am going tomorrow on a long weekend...........courtesy of that chain of hotels run by the NHS..........and strangely they do not figure on trip advisor!!........lol...........so crafting will be off the calendar for a little while at least. I won't go into details but a surgeon and a knife are involved ...and he won't be cutting out decoupage with his scalpel...well I trust not!

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments that you leave me. It is so good to know that you enjoy my ramblings and my cards! I do hope you will come and visit me again on my return...........I'll be getting my crafty fix from all your gorgeous creations in the meantime.

Take care friends and have a wonderful weekend.
Carole xx