Friday 14 June 2024

The Hunter!

 Hello there friends! 

Sorry for the long break but as you know I've had surgery on my shoulder which is well on the mend , but a long re-hab of physio now in play. It is surprising how much time it takes out of your day doing exercises. How does anyone find time to go to the gym I ask myself?

Crafting has been well on the back burner and still is to a point but I did manage to make a card for my eldest sons birthday last month.......


Sorry the photo is a bit dark.

The owl is a 'Crafty Individual stamp' and the rest of the stamps used are a mix from stash...some Lavinia.

The background is a Scene Scape I have had for ages and it saved me doing an inky background. I coloured the owl and tree stump with copics. My only regret is that I did not add the moon that is included with the owl stamp, or even make one of my own, but for a first attempt post op I felt it was OK.

I didn't add a sentiment on the outside as I thought I might spoil it, but there is one inside of course.

My inspiration came from watching U tube videos of Jo Rice (head design team member for Lavinia) in order to get my crafty fix..............I could watch her forever, such a talented and lovely person.  

I hope you are all well and for those of you in the UK, I am sure like me you waiting for 'summer' !! Do you think we will get any.?

Right I have an appt with a new vacuum now...well it beats a medical appt..and there are plenty of those!

Thank you so much if you have popped by to see if I am around...hopefully I have appeared in your feed if you are a follower. Lovely to see you....... Please let me know you have called in.

Love and crafty hugs

Carole xx

Thursday 8 February 2024

Magnolia Anniversary

 Hello Friends...how are you doing? I hope you are well and I am so pleased you have popped by.

Still using last years creations that never got blogged!

Today is Anniversary Day...not an actual anniversary but a day to show you a couple of cards.

First up......

Memory Box Magnolia


Not clear to see on the photo is that this was on pearlescent card with some scoring down behind the magnolia which was created from the die. Coloured with oxides and a dauber.

and secondly......


Again using Memory Box and the flower cut in pearlescent card and created from the embossing folder with the corresponding die. The background die and the heart also Memory Box.

Well it is snowing here in West Yorkshire today, but thankfully not settling....yet! The flakes are getting bigger but the ground is very wet. Yesterday was a sunny spring day!

Not sure if I will get by again before 'life' renders crafting off the 'to do' list for a few weeks due to my shoulder op on Monday..eek......lots to do before then!.....things I know won't get done for a while again!

Thank you all for stopping by, your good wishes and comments are so very much appreciated and I do hope when I get back to the creating and blogging you will still be around and pop by again.

Funny how mojo returns when you know you cannot use it!..lol.....

Take care everyone......wherever you are, and enjoy whatever you are doing.

Crafty hugs

Carole xx


Saturday 3 February 2024

Silhouette - Birthday

 Hi Folks

Whizzing in...just like the month of February has done..or perhaps I should say sneaking in?...either way this year promises so far to go even faster than the last one!..along with my life!!...and yours! (sorry if you didn't want to think that).

I thought I would share the birthday card I made for my DIL  and never blogged. She is mad keen on horses..hence the image, and teaches riding. She loved this card...me? not so sure about this one....see what you think.


It was the first card I have made her that I have been able to put DIL on!

Have a good weekend everyone! and 'Thank You' for your lovely comments on my last post and for stopping by to read this one. Blogging friends are the best!

Crafty hugs till next time

Carole xx


Wednesday 24 January 2024

Late as usual!

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Well January is whizzing past as no doubt the rest of the year will do so I thought I had better wish all my lovely blogging friends the above before it got too late....so Happy 2024 everyone!

I hope this finds you all safe,well, warm and that you had a good festive season...seems ages ago now doesn't it!

Apologies for my lack of blogging yet again...life happens and shoulder surgery due a couple of weeks ago was cancelled and is now next month. 

As I haven't much new to blog I have delved into the folder with some cards I did last year that never made it here.

I had cause for a couple of 90th Birthday cards last year (wonder if I will make another two decades?)

Here they are just different colours. I think I like the lemon one best, which is your favourite?



I think the embossing is a Lisa Horton folder that comes with the die to cut it out and I coloured with oxides, very gently applying with a sponge finger dauber. and then placed in the aperture cut with a  circle die

The sentiment and numbers are old from my ever growing, never decreasing stash.

Sorry the photos are not the best for showing detail. The lemon one is bazzill card..remember that? and the pink one the same but already bobbled in effect.

So there we have my first post of 2024 and if you have not given up on me, and kindly stopped by to peek, then please let me know. It's good to have friends and know that I am not talking to myself ( I seem to spend a bit of time doing that anyway!)

Thank you for popping in...see you again soon I hope with some more 'left overs'.

Crafty hugs

Carole xx