Saturday, 31 March 2012

Just 2 Say

2nd post for today. Reason being need to enter this card into a challenge that is about to close.

The card was made following the sketch over at willow sketchie. The image is from the Double sprinkle of Kraft CD & has been coloured using promarkers. The white paper has been embossed using a folder. The butterflies were cut out on the silhouette, coloured with promarkers & glittered with glamour dust for a bit of bling.

I would like to enter the following:

Stamptacular Sunday - 3B's (blue, bling & butterfly)
Willow Sketchie- following sketch and theme (embossing either dry or heat)
Totally Gorjuss - Swirly Whirly!
Pink Gem- picture inspiration (on blog)

Happy Crafting
Thank You all for the lovely comments
Carole xXx

Cupcake Fairy

Good Afternoon,

Well what a shame the weather has changed, was getting used to the outside life! Hopefully it won't be long before it returns.

Today's card is made following the sketch over @ Sketch n Stash.

The image is another LOTV stamp. I have used promarkers to colour the image, the cup case I have paper pieced using a piece of the backing paper which are from Nitwits, I the used glamour dust to add sparkle to the icing, wings and the headband. The flowers & leaves were cut out on the silhouette, I coloured the edges of the flowers with distress ink prior to rolling them using a quilling tool, the leaves were coloured using promarkers.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch n Stash - following the above sketch
Sweet stamping pixies - Spring (using fairy, pixie or sprite image)
Divas by design - stamp something
Lili's Little Fairies - Anything goes

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Friday, 30 March 2012


Good afternoon,

Today's card is made following the sketch over @ Sketch Saturday. the image is a LOTV stamp I have not used for a while coloured with promarkers & chalks. The papers are from papermania i came across in my stash when having a rummage.

I would like to enter the following:

Sketch Saturday - following sketch
waste-not-wednesdays-wk13 - used older papers & stamp
My Mum's craft shop - cute 'n' cuddly
Pile it on - for the men

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Baby Bath

Good Evening,

Hope you've all had a good day, hasn't the weather been lovely again.

My card today has been made following the sketch over @ Sunday sketch & stamp. The image is a digi stamp from DigiStamp Boutique coloured in with promarkers, the bubbles have been glittered with glamour dust but the photo doesn't show that. The patterened  paper is from Nitwits. the white paper has been embossed using the swiss dots folder (again) and buttons have been added as embelishment.

I would like to enter the following:

Sunday sketch and stamp - following the sketch

Thank you for all your lovely comments
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Good Evening

I would just like to thank everyone for the lovely comments you have left me over the last few weeks. I really appreciate them all. Constructive criticism is also appreciated.

What lovely weather we're having at the moment and I'm on leave, how lucky am I!!! Mind you I don't seem to have as much time as when I'm working.

Today's card is made following the sketch over @ Willow Sketchie Challenge

have stamped the single cupcake image using the masking technique and paper pieced the cases in the same papers used for the bunting. I have inked the edges on the bunting and used bakers twine to stick the bunting to. The cupcakes have been glittered on the icing for a bit of sparkle.

I am going to enter the following challenges:

Willow sketchie challenge - let them eat cake

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Spring Chicken

Good Evening,
Well I never made it to the NEC but Ally Pally is not far away so hopefully I'll make it there, if I can get a lift!

Today's card is made using one of the digi stamps I recieved from Lisa last week, I've had a bit of a play with them. Thank you Lisa.

Sorry the photo's a bit wonky!

The image is from DigiStamp boutique & is coloured in using Sprctrum Noirs & chalks. The yellow polka dot paper is from my scrap box and the white is embossed using the swiss dot folder.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty catz weekly challenge -Spring is in the air
Dream Valley  -Easter
DigiStamp Boutique -card made during the month of March using their digi

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx 

Saturday, 24 March 2012

21 today

Good afternoon,

What a lovely day it is.
I'm spending today recovering after a day at The Ideal Home Show yesterday (my daughter is exhibiting there).
I need to go to the NEC craft fair tomorrow but don't know if I will make it, need to stock up on a few essentials & a few not so!

My card today is one I have made for my Nephews 21st. The image is another LOTV image coloured with srectrum noirs, promarker & gelly roll pens, the papers are nitwits 'bear boys too' & the numbers are cut on the silhouette.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday - cute as a button
Totally Gorjuss - spots & stripes

I'm gonna have a play now, Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Spring Bunny

Good Evening,

I had a lovely surprise yesterday evening, I was looking through the blogs I follow to find out I had been chosen as the winner @ Lisa's waste not Wednesday challenge wk 11. Thank you Lisa my first ever win, I'm chuffed

My card today is an Easter one following the sketch @ A Gem of a challenge. I have used another LOTV image, some Brenda Pinnack papers (I've had forever), a computer generated sentiment & flowers, brads & ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

A gem of a challenge - following sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Spring
Dream valley - Easter
MAWTT - Easter
Waste not Wednesday wk12 - I have used old papers

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Flying high

Good Morning,

My card today is made following the Sunday sketch & stamp layout. The sentiments & image are stamps from LOTV and coloured using promarkers. The papers are MME bloom & grow. I have added some bakers twine, brads & bits (not sure what there called) to embellish.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday sketch & stamp - following layout
TotallyPaperCrafts - Male card
Totally Gorjuss - Spring

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Special Mum

Good morning,

Today's card is a circular rocker card, this was cut out using the We R Memory Keepers circle cutter. All the circles & scalloped circles were cut out using spellbinder dies, the butterfly was cut out on the silhouette & the letters were cut out using a die cutter but not sure of its make. The image is printed from the Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD by Polka Doodles & coloured in using promarkers, the paper is printed from the same CD and the edges have been inked

I would like to enter the following challenges:

My Mum's craft shop challenge - challenge 48 Mum's the word
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Going round in circles
Moving along with the times - Challenge 140 Special Lady 

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Monday, 19 March 2012

Baby Elly

Good Morning,

Monday again, don't they come round quick!

My card today is made following the sketch from sketch saturday. I have rotated the backing paper so some stripes are horizontal & others are vertical. The image is another  from the Humphrey range at crafters companion & it is the first time it has been inked.

Image - Crafter's cmpanion
Paper - Tulip & friends CD
Colouring medium - Sprctrum Noirs

 I would like to enter:

Sketch Saturday - following sketch above
Polka Doodles - Wk11 Animal or bird
Wishcraft - Waste not Wednesday wk11

Happy crafting, have a good day
Carole xXx

Sunday, 18 March 2012

On Tiptoe

Good Afternoon,

Hope all you Mum's out there are having a lovely day, doing what you want to do.

My card today is made following Michelle's sketch over at Sketch n Stash.

I have used a stamp I've not used for a long time, I have paper pieced her dress and added glamour dust to her wings.

Image - LOTV
Papers - Nitwits
Colouring medium - Promarkers

I am also entering this into the Promarkers challenge - anything goes

Before I go I would like to share with you a couple of cards my grand daughter made when over last week end. This one she made for her Mum for Mother's Day, (the rosette she found in my bits)

and this one she did completely on her own whilst I was having a crafty get together with a friend, I love the butterfly trail.

Enjoy the rest of your day

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Just Because..........

Good morning

Just a quick post as I've got the housework to do!!!

Today's card is made following the challenge # 97 sketch from sunday sketch & stamp. I have used glamour dust on the butterfly and stuck on a flower over the printed one for a bit of dimension. I really need to sort out my photo's, they're not good.

Image - LOTV
Papers- Nitwits
Sentiment - Polka doodles stamp
Colouring medium - Spectrum Noirs

Must dash, happy crafting

Monday, 12 March 2012

There's a Humphrey about

Good morning,

Well I've had a week end without my laptop as my Daughter's has stopped working & she had work to do for the Ideal Home Show where she is exhibiting.

But I have made a card. I have used a cute image from crafters companion & I have teamed him up with dotty & stripey paper, I have also added some stars & buttons for a finishing touch.

Image & Sentiment- crafters companion
Papers - Nitwits
Colouring medium - Spectrum Noirs
Stars - cut on silhouette
Die - Spellbinder

I am entering the following:

Moving along the times - Cute as a button
Crafty creations - Stripes
Creative craft challenge - Boys will be boys
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with a button
Polka doodles - Week 10 challenge
Totally papercrafts - My favorite things
Wishcraft - waste not Wednesday week 10 (first time the stamp has seen ink)

Have a good day, Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Thursday, 8 March 2012


Good Morning,

I have followed the sketch from sunday sketch & stamp # 96 to make my card today.

Colouring medium - Spectrum Noirs
Papers - Nitwits
Letters - cut out on the silhouette

Happy crafting, enjoy your day
Carole xXx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Twinkle Toes

Good Morning...

Today's card has been made following this weeks sketch from Sketch Saturday. I have used another LOTV stamp, after colouring the image I have glittered her skirt & headband which does not show up to well on the photo. I have cut the image out using the "out of the box" technique

Image - LOTV
Colouring medium - Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
Papers - MME
Ribbon & brads - Stash
Sentiment - Tulip & Friends CD
6 brown dots - spellbinders rubbish (I throw nothing away!!!!)

Monday, 5 March 2012

Oh Boy!

Good Evening,

My card today is for a boy, not for anyone I just fancied using this stamp from LOTV. I am going to enter it into the week 9 - polkadots, stripes or both challenge over at polka doodles

Image - LOTV, sailing boat
Colouring medium - Promarkers & Spectrum |Noirs
Papers - MME
Eyelets & gromlets - We R memory keepers
Bakers twine - Creative expressions

Happy crafting

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Mr & Mrs

Good Morning..

And what a wet one it is!

My card today is a wedding card that I have been asked for but really struggle with. However I am quite pleased with how this one turned out apart with some of the colouring.

Image - Cute Bride & Groom  Digi stamp boutique
Papers - Tulip & Friends CD
Colouring medium - Spectrum Noirs
Border die - Spellbinders
Ribbon & Pearls - Stash

I would like to entre this into Sketch n Stash challenge 82 both the image & the CD are new to me.

Have a good day, happy crafting
Carole xXx

Friday, 2 March 2012

Football Crazy

Good Evening.....

I was asked to create a card for my friends Mother to give to her Son in Law (my friends husband). She wanted something football themed, in cobblers (Northampton Town) colours and with "Happy 50th Birthday Son in Law". It took me a while but this is what I've come up with, what do you think. I do worry when making up something that's ordered in case it's not what they had in mind.

I'm off to have a play, Happy Crafting