Tuesday 26 December 2017

Boxing Day snippets!

Are you all Christmassed out?.or maybe still celebrating with family and friends.Or maybe you have braved the sales!!........... A quiet day here, relaxing with chocs, a book and the TV.....No sales for me, I suffer enough elbowing at craft shows from the really keen ones to bother with the sales!

I decided to pop by with one last Christmas card...a special one made all from snippets...even the edger die is a snippet of the die .....so it qualifies me to go to the Playground and sniff out the remnants of the festivities there.

This card winged it's way across the world...down under... to where it is hot and sunny!

Hope it arrived before the snowman melted!

Good old James form LOTV coloured with copics.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Christmas break...hubby has the rest of the week off.... so see you next year!

Carole xx

Challenges entered:-

Snippets Playground weeks 313 /314

Friday 22 December 2017


Hi Everyone!
Are you sorted for Monday then?...or still rushing round doing all those last minute things on your list? Whatever...if you are reading this, then 'Thank You' for taking the time out to do so.

My last card (before Christmas anyway) is the one I made for hubby. Trial and error with the inking, I think my distress pads are drying up and even though I used Sheena's card I got blotches! Anyway managed to pick a suitable bit for the card and hubby likes it! Need to sort this inking lark once and for all next year!

The aperture was cut with a Spellbinders die and mounted on foam for depth. the sentiment as always from stash and I used some twinkling embossing powder...which I wish I hadn't now as it doesn't show up much....I would have been better with silver...sigh! My moon didn't work too well either!  A tiny punched snowflake and gem and hey ho...there we have it.The stamps are a mixture form my stash. Fairly happy with the card though maybe if I hadn't left it till the last minute I could have improved on it.

The photo is rubbish...sorry... as the light was terrible...it really sparkles as it was treated to my usual liberal dosing of Glamour Dust.

Right I am not going to hold up you busy people any longer.

I would like to say A big THANK YOU  to each and every one of you that visit's my blog....without you I would lose heart to blog at all. ,and especially THANK YOU to those of you who take the time to leave me such lovely comments and have become such great blogging friends...you are all truly appreciated...probably more than you realise.

I wish you all a Wonderful Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful 2018 when it arrives.

Take care and have a great time
Crafty love and hugs
Carole xx

Monday 18 December 2017

One week to blast off!

Well hello everyone. I do hope you are well and not too stressed out with all the Christmas preparations.

I won't keep you long as I know you are busy, but thought a Christmas card  would be appropriate.....here goes...three, all a variation on the same die...a Crafters Companion die which I love......

I am sure they speak for themselves.
Apologies if the photos are not brilliant but the light has not been good recently.

So we escaped the snow here in West Yorkshire thankfully, I hope it wasn't too bad where you are.

OK are you ready for Christmas? I just have the cake to ice and marzipan. it never gets cut on Christmas Day as everyone is full of dinner, so this year I have only made a small one as hubby and I end up eating it all...not good for the figure!!

I'll let you get on...do stop by later in the week though to see the card I made for hubby...and a mince pie and a tipple if you are lucky..lol! I'm off to tidy Christmas craft stuff away now till next year!...see to that cake and the usual mountain of ironing in threat from snow on the top it's so big!!!

Till then, thank you for popping by today, take care and see you soon.
Crafty Christmas hugs
Carole xx