Tuesday 28 January 2020

Another showcase...

Well another week has passed...where?.....I am not sure but some more general sorting done and a tiny bit of craft sorting and acouple of cards made...but can't share them yet either...sorry!

So?...I hear you say what have you got to share. I have the last of the non Christmas cards from class which restarts in 3 weeks time.

Here goes.....first up Crafters Companion layered flower die.....not sure on the trellis die..a beast to get all the bits out of as I remember!

A lot of fiddly paper piecing on this one and some stenciling for the background.I think this  is an Elizabeth Crafts die.....

This one is Crafters Companion stamp....a lot of colouring with copics...

 next a Pink Ink stamp...at class this was a completely coloured image but I chose to keep the lion in black and white and preferred it!.....just an inky background.

These are Clarity dies (small ones).....over multi coloured paper.very effective and great for a male card too.

Lastly another Crafters Companion die. I still think the front needs something more and will tweek before I use it.....

and here is the centre......

so that's my showcase for this week....all caught up now. We make 6 cards in a class...3 in each session...so it's time fraught!

Thank you for stopping by and to those of you who commented on my last post and chose your favourite card...I love to read your comments.

Still loading things on to the new computer here and getting to know windows 10. I can't fathom how to create a sub- folder in windows 10 email though. I have googled it of course but I don't have the + sign it talks about when you click on more in the left hand column.. If anyone knows the answer please would you let me know! I would be so grateful.

On that note it's time to love you and leave you as they say...it feels like the weekend to me today, no idea why.
 We had a bit of sleet here this morning and then quite a bit of rain...then the odd sunny spell...winter is yet to make it's presence felt I fear though the bulbs are well through in the pots and the garden adn the snowdrops are in flower.

Take care my friends...stay warm and well and I will see you again soon I hope.
Crafty hugs and thanks to all of you
Carole xx

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Last of Christmas

Well folks I cant believe it is 11 days since I last posted...and I haven't really done any new crafting to post yet, so I thought I would share the last of the Christmas makes from the card class I go to. We are not due to start again till February so it gives me the chance to play catch up.

Life has been busy with various things...a lot of sorting still which is slowly being crossed off the list that hubby comprised when he retired! ....and ....a new computer thrown into the mix which is taking up time setting up etc (I am sure you know what I mean). Talking of sorting.... the craft room is still an ongoing 'sort'...a slow job a bit at a a time. It's on the decorate list too this year...so that will be interesting...watch this space!
How do two people manage to accumulate so much stuff?... we are trying to be ruthless..and have yet to start on the loft!...sigh.

Anyway along with a neck that objects strongly to my looking down, (hence restricts the crafting time) and all the other jobs... that's my reason for my absence as it were.....

Here are the shares (sorry for waffling)...I think you might need a cuppa it's photo heavy!

This one uses Tim Holtz dies......

 and so does this one....

the snowflake is a Sue Wilson and the bauble Spellbinders...not sure about the words

and the co-ordinating tag is also a Sue Wilson die.

 Not certain on the origin of this stamp...probably Hobbyart

and this stag is a part use of a Pink Ink stamp.

Lastly a shaker card..love all those snowmen but I am afraid i do not know the stamp origin.

Thank you if you are still with me!...and hats off to those of you still making Christmas cards. It seems months ago now and it's only one! It is my intention (note the word here) to get making early for this year!

Thank you for spending time with me..always s much appreciated and thank you too if you leave a comment.

Till next time..
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Saturday 11 January 2020

Dry Harbour

Well here at last.....this year seems to be already going exactly like the last one did...way too fast! I a sure I have said it before but Happy New Year to all of you.

No resolutions here this time...I never stick to them so I feel better not making them. How about you? Well maybe I have made one in that case...not to put unnecessary pressure on myself!

I have been crafting in my blog absence, but nothing I can share just yet, However I never got around to sharing the card I made hubby for his birthday last December so here it is.......

The stamp was a new acquisition from Stamp Addicts at Stamparama last November. I stamped in distress inks and pulled the colour out with water and added few stronger highlights where required.
the cork layer for mounting was in my stash...had it years! but I knew it would come in one day. It is self adhesive too...a big bonus.The rest is self explanatory.

I hope you are having a good weekend...nothing exciting happening here!

Thank you for popping in and see you again soon I hope.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx