Thursday 27 April 2023


 Hi friends..good to see you all.

I'm here as promised with the card I made for Chloe who is 5 today! Where does the time go?

Back in February my son a family went to Mon Repos up the east coast of Australia and went to see the baby turtles being released to the ocean....126 of them. I hope they all made it! Apparently an awesome experience so I am told by Thoma and Chloe.

On that basis I made the turtle the basis for my card................

The turtle is a Woodware stamp (fussy cut) and I inked my card with Distress Oxides...Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean and then embossed in a new folder to me...Gentle Waves from Crafters Companion. I used glossy accents for the bubbles. the rest speaks for itself.

I hope Chloe likes it when she opens it today. It arrived in good time. I posted mid March to give plenty of time and it only took just less than 3 weeks!

 Time seems to be whizzing away again and I have no idea where it goes, so I am grateful for you giving of yours to stop by and read my blog...THANK YOU!

I hope to catch up with you all again soon. Till then I hope this finds you well. Take care.

Crafty hugs

Carole xx

Monday 3 April 2023

Sad occasions

 Hi friends!

Today the sun is shining for a change and it makes one feel so much better doesn't it.

Sadly I have had to make some 'Sympathy' cards, or 'Thinking of You' cards recently so I thought I would share them with you...

The first one uses Uniko stamps on an inky background of Oxides.I cut a circle from card and used it as a stencil to do the inking.The black leaves are 'winked' and I edged them with white gel pen just to lift them a bit.

The other two cards are the same (just a slight difference ). The colour behind the panel of embossing which is from a new 3D embossing folder 'Lily' by Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson I think) and the panels are slightly different as they are cut from a 6x6 inch panel which I cut it in half to make the two strips. Then came the decision as to whether to add any colour or not...I left it white as you can see. The sentiment is from stash.

So peach......

and pale pink....

I put the Sympathy messages inside.

These could be used for any 'Thinking of You' occasion really and not just Sympathy.

Thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments that you left me on my last post...they really spur me on to continue blogging and I appreciate each and every one as I know time is precious to everyone. THANK YOU  again, and also for stopping by today.

I hope you are all safe and well and ready for the Easter break.

I will be back soon with more to share as Chloe's birthday card has arrived already in Australia and it's not her birthday till the end of the month. It seems it only took just over 2 weeks to get there (I posted mid March). I guess if I had left it till now it wouldn't have arrived in time, so better to be organised!

Ok to peg out the washing for the first time this year!

Catch you again soon.

Happy Easter and take care

Crafty hugs

Carole xx