Friday 21 December 2018

It's Christmas!!

One last card to share with you all as the big day is peeping round the corner. This is hubby's...a larger version of an earlier cad I showed on my blog, and using a different set of stamps. He fell in love with the original. so I went one better for him..he deserves it! This is an 8"x8" card......

.....and one to show the glitter which was applied over a double adhesive sheet.

I would just like to say as BIG THANK YOU to all my friends and followers for your loving support of my blog this year. I have made some wonderful friendships through my blog and I am so grateful to each and every one of you who gives of your precious time to leave me love in a comment.


Hugs xx

Saturday 15 December 2018

Across the miles

Hello blog friends!
How are we all? Keeping well I hope and not too frazzled as the big day looms nearer ...and is gone again in the blink of any eye...only to return all too soon and bring all that stress all over again!! BUT we still do it!! WHY?.....because we like it to be nice and  the preparation for me is the feeling that makes it Christmas. Are you the same?

My card is the one that has winged it's way to Oz to youngest son and family....I know it has got there and I hope they have opened it by now, so I am blogging it anyway...I doubt they have time to peek at my blog anyway!

Snowfall acetate covering the front of the card over the double layered die cut of the London skyline and the inked panel with Santa.


another layer of acetate with the Sydney skyline on it (no snow of course)  to overlay the back of the card with the inked circle and stamped greeting.
It ended up being almost two cards fastened together with strips to hide the glue on the acetate. It really was a labour of love this one...but I was fairly pleased with the end result...I hope they like it too.! No doubt they are basking in 40 degree heat as we are experiencing freezing temperatures, gales and rain/sleet.

Difficult to photograph due to reflections!...and bad light...sorry!

The dies I used are Joanna Sheen and the backgrounds were created with distress ink.

OK...I will leave you to get on with your plans. Thank you so very much for popping in today...I know we are all chasing our tails at present...and hoping the elves pop by to help!

Take care
See you again soon...crafty hugs
Carole xx

Monday 10 December 2018

Down by the river?

Hello friends
 Sorry it's been longer than I thought since I posted but the Christmas trees, decorations etc just had to be done and the last of the shopping...the odd card too! Also there was hubby's birthday to celebrate!

So my offering this post is the card I made for him....Not a Christmas card in sight!

It's pretty self explanatory of course and uses one of  Phill Martins recent stamps that I bought at Ally Pally..the detail is phenomenal on this stamp.
I stamped in black Versafine ink and then quickly embossed with clear powder.
Then Idid the background with distress inks....more practice required here I think.Lastly stamped the sentiments in Versafine and mounted  up.
Here you can see the shine from the embossed image. there we have it, and I am pleased to say hubby loved it....and as long as the recipient likes , then that is all that matters isn't it?

Ok that's it for now as I now have to go and make a last Christmas card...yes you guessed it...for hubby!....

Thank you for popping in, your visits and lovely comments are so very much appreciated (hugs to all).

I hope you are all well on with all your preparations and not too stressed. Take care,stay well and above all enjoy the season!

I will be back before Christmas...promise.
Bye for now
Love Carole xx