Sunday 31 March 2019

Happy Mothers Day

Hello friends!
Did you remember to put your clocks forward in the UK?....or are you running late?

Well today here in the UK we are celebrating Mother's is the card I made for my mum...I took the idea from the one in my earlier post that I made at Craft Club.

Like me, my mum likes her cuppa!

I shall be seeing her soon as I a doing a family lunch rest for this mum!

Thank you for popping by today, as always your visits are very much appreciated and if you are celebrating too...ENJOY...and be spoiled.

See you next month!!..eek April!

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Friday 29 March 2019

Monday 25 March 2019

Thanks with a Comma!

Good Evening friends!
Just popping in to share a 'Thank You' hasn't photographed well...must be the sunshine (don't want to complain about that though!)

This is 'Buffalo Plaid background' from Whimsy stamps (a big stamp) embossed with Honey Doo 'white white' EP and then Oxides blended over the top......namely Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers.
The 'thanks' was cut twice and glued together and the whole panel mounted on foam pads on a 7 x 7 inch base card.
Inking the stamp to get a good embossed result (even with Versamark)  took 3 attempts. The final attempt I just laid the stamp upside down on my glass mat and placed the card on top, pressing hard all over...success!

Well I can't believe we are in the last week of March..can you?.....where oh where is the year going? I really wish life would slow down a bit, but no chance of that here in the Dixon household as hubby retires on Friday...eek! He has a list of jobs that will no doubt require my I see less 'me' time and more 'us' time...... the company will be nice (for a while) though   :)

Thanking you for stopping by in your busy lives and for leaving me love in the form of a comment if you have the time. I appreciate them all as you well know.

Finally a photo of a very pretty butterfly that I took last week in a car park. Apparently a 'comma' butterfly...(flying in to help with my I can't say I have seen one of these before...and there were two actually...such a vivid orange. Apparently a white comma shaped mark on the underside of its' wing is what gives it its name. ,,,,,,every day is a school day folks!

Have a good evening and rest of the week...take care till I see you again...
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Saturday 16 March 2019

Tea, cake and flowers.

Good Evening friends...and Good Morning if that applies to you.

How are we all? Good I hope.

Well as we prepare to launch into another Sunday here in the UK...another week has flown ..yes? I am bringing you a few more creations from craft Club again. I have been in the Craft room but organising my freebie stamps, dies etc from magazines. Once that is done I can get down to some serious crafting as Mothers Day is fast approaching!!,,,plus a few more occasions that have to be catered for.

So in the mean time goes...first up and using a Crafters Companion set...Tea party. (I may do a version of this in another colour way for my mum)...

Not sure on the origins of this stamp or the next one. Decoupaged bits on the this one...

and flowers stamped and fussy cut out and glossy accents applied on this one...

This is Woodware, both the cupcake and the slashes background.

I am looking forward to craft club again on Tuesday this comes round quickly...hopefully it will get me back in the crafty zone.

Time for bed at this end.... so thank you for popping by, and thank you for leaving me lovely comments. I have been about in blog land and I am always astounded at the talent and inspiration out are all such clever people

Take care and I hope the wind, rain and snow (if you are in the UK) bids a hasty retreat this week.....I hate the gales we have had.

Night night and Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Saturday 9 March 2019

Harrogate Haul!

Hello friends!
I hope you are all well. The sunshine here has been replaced with rain and gales today and it is cooler too. I guess it is normal for March.

Another week gone and time is 'March'ing on (see what I did there?).....sorry , I can hear you all groaning.

Well I got to Harrogate and got my Glossy Accents........and .....well see below....

Can you spot the glossy accents?...just a small bottle as I don't use a lot.
It was a very busy show and rather more of a crush than anything in the morning....I have to say I lost the will to live at one point! It wasn't till after lunch that it calmed down and one could see a bit and get near the stalls. Anyway a good day overall as I bumped into a few people from craft club and  met up with a couple of friends for coffee and then went out for tea with more friends after the show.

Despite my new purchases my time this week has been taken up with other things so no crafting taken place so instead just showing you a few makes from the monthly craft club I go to. The first two were using a Sue Wilson die and if you remember the Thank You card I did the other week...that was made with left over pieces from craft class that I kept to use later.

This next one is a papercuts die and was a fairly quick card to do.

Have a good weekend and I will hopefully see you all again next week,
Thank you for stopping by.....I do appreciate your visits and all the lovely comments you leave me that make my day. 
Crafty hugs
Carole xx