Monday 27 April 2020

Zog...lost on route to Oz!

Hello! Sorry to have been a bad blogger but sunshine and something else creative (under wraps just yet) have been taking precedence here....honest.

Well today I want to share  my card for our Grandaughters 2nd Birthday. It winged its way to Australia on March 23rd.....sad to say it still has not arrived. :(

Chloe is apparently into Zog..a Julia Donaldson creation (she did the gruffalo for those of you that dont  know .

I took my free images from the internet...for personal use only I might profit.

All a bit academic really but I thought I would share it with you. I did some distress inkink on the card and the sentiment inside was done in publisher.

Thank you for popping in, I love your visits...the only sort I get at the

I hope you are all staying safe well and not too fed up yet with the lockdown...seems like we still have a bit to go though it seems some people already think differently!

Till next time I must go and press on with my creation as i only have a week left to complete...quite a challenge I have to say...but only because I left it a bit late to start!

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Sunday 19 April 2020

Thankful thoughts.

Well I have been a bad blogger of late, but just not been in the mindset to craft somehow and have been making the most of this lovely April sunshine.

However a kind blogging buddy sent me some card to trial in my printed off a digi image twice and got to work colouring and thus making a couple  of cards. The card is super smooth very white and went through the printer very easily. Also no smudging with the copics and the printer ink, though I left them to dry overnight before colouring.

Here they are..............first in pink...

and then in yellow.....

I softened the white card around the image with distress oxides in worn lipstick and squeezed lemonade.
The image I believe is s Uniko freeby digi with a magazine ages ago.

I do hope you are all keeping well and staying safe in these difficult times...thank you to all of those whose blogs I have visited that manage to give us inspiration and a crafty fix when some of us are lacking.

Thanks for stopping by today...I wish you all a good and productive week whatever you find to do to keep positive. I appreciate you all, am 'thinking of you' and 'thank you'.

Crafty hugs and well wishes
Love Carole xx

Wednesday 1 April 2020

'Happy April Fool'

Happy April Fool!....can you say that? well I've said it.

Who thought that when we all said Happy New Year 3 months ago this is where we would be today! is full of challenges..(.plenty in blogland and we all moan that time passes quickly so I am looking forward to the day when I can say...Do you remember when?

I have to admit to having a distinct lack of motivation at present on the crafting front . I have made one or two cards well in advance this year so I wasn't at the last minute...I know by now I should have reached the end of next year with my planned cards but ...I haven't!...and thus having planed I would have more time to play.....that hasn't worked threw us all the same challenge didn't it! ...which we are all facing and attacking in different ways as we do when we make cards for a challenge...we all interpret and create differently...but the end result meets the same challenge. So we will all meet this world challenge and get through stay safe and well...and then we can ALL say 'Do you remember when?' due course.

OK sermon over and if you haven't switched off...(like you do with the news after a while.) I have a card to share that has now been received and appreciated.......

It's a Studio light stamp..a collage effect so the work is all done for the stamped's called Stand Tall...can you guess why?
 The inking was done with distress inks but I never think to make a note of the colours I use till it's too late...sorry. I stamped it twice so I could fussy cut the flower...colouring only the stem and leaves and layering over the top, and added the Happy Birthday sentiment from Uniko.

I guess you have spent enough time reading my ramblings so till next time the message as always is stay safe and well...and be kind to yourself and each other.....

Thanks for stopping by and the comments you all so kindly leave.

Love and lots of crafty hugs
Carole xx

P.S. Mum loved her card which I actually took a week early (glad I did now) and was more taken with the butterfly than anything else!