Monday 30 July 2018

White on Kraft.........

Well the rain came and the thunder storms and the gardens said 'Thank You' ! today is very pleasant...not too hot, but sunny and breezy. Cool enough to do a few chores and the ironing!
It's set to get hotter again towards the end of the week so best make hay as they say!

As promised this is the card that I made for hubby for our Anniversary the other weekend....

Base card is 7 inch square
The brown card is Neenah and the Inkylicious stamp was stamped and embossed in white. Using the mask that came with the stamp I then created the inner scene using Distress Oxides and again an Inklicious stamp embossed in white. Love theses stamps.!

I am pleased with the result because it didn't end up in the bin!...and hubby seemed happy enough with it too.

Blogger seems to be playing many tricks of late that I am not happy with. It took ages to get this photo on the blog, I ended up re taking the photo as blogger insisted on turning it on it's side and no matter what I tried it wouldn't turn around! frustrating.

Blogging seems to have really dropped off of late...perhaps everyone is feeling like me...why bother?...followers have disappeared.....comments either everyone is having a rest/holiday ...maybe enjoying the summer.....or they are all on Facebook...which I don't do. Is anyone else finding this?

On a brighter note I got some mojo back last week when I attended a workshop/class and made 6 cards...4 for the Christmas Box.....that's a start for me ! I really enjoyed myself and met some nice like minded ladies. Will maybe show you the results at some future point.

Right it's cuppa time so off to boil the kettle...hang around if you would care to join if you have popped in then 'Thank You'...much appreciated. Please let me know you have been.

Take care and keep safe in the sunshine.
Hugs Carole xx

Friday 20 July 2018

Schools Out!

Hello there!.....yes the kids break up from school today in the UK ready for their summer break. I have a card to share that I was asked to make for a teacher leaving/retiring from the profession......

The wording was a request and the inside says'YIPPEE' !! The image was a freebie on the internet (took longer to find a suitable image than make the card) and I layered the middle bit for a bit of dimension after adding my own wording to the blackboard.

Well we are having a shower here in West Yorkshire this afternoon...not a very heavy one (barely wet the paths)so I don't think it will do a lot of good but it may freshen up the grass....and it allows me to do inside jobs rather than want to be outside.

The craft room sorting?... I hear you say....not much further on.....crafting seems to have really taken a back seat too as it seems to have done with a lot of people as I pop into if you have taken the time to 'pop' into mine then Thank you...glad I still have some friends  :)

Have a lovely weekend everyone...we are celebrating our Wedding Anniversary this weekend with a day out somewhere and a meal. I can't believe it is a year since we were at Niagara Falls....wish we still were!

Take care and see you soon...with the Anniversary card for hubby of course!!

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Wednesday 4 July 2018

'Happy Succulents'

Hi Everyone!.......... and a very Happy 4th July to my friends in America.

Well here in the UK we are still having a glorious summer and I for one am not complaining but it does mean I am loath to get in the craft room when I can enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

I do have a card to share though, made with Uniko's...... 'Happy Succulents'. I guess they are happy because they have their own supply of water!

Pretty self explanatory...the sentiment is Uniko too and the embossing was done in silver. Not a brilliant photo I am afraid.
This was not the first idea I had... that went in the bin along with a couple of others too...about par for the course for me...never a quick card! this was nothing like what my head was telling me to do in the beginning. It was well received by it's recipient though so that's all that matters.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments that you leave me...I have some lovely blogging buddies and I am so grateful to each and everyone of you.

Enjoy the rest of your week...enjoy the sunshine if you have it..........and make the most of your weekend...says she who's hubby spent a day last weekend clearing the garage out ( needed my help of course) and the shed is due the same treatment this weekend!!(deep joy)...Pity I can't do the craft room in a day!

Take care till next time.
Carole xx