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Hello and welcome to my blog. Here I will be showcasing all my design team work, general crafting and digital scrap booking.I hope you enjoy seeing my creations and listening to my ramblings. If you leave a comment I'll know you've been and be able to visit you in return. I read and appreciate all comments which are left - good or bad! Thank you for taking the time to visit me. Pop back soon. Carol xx

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Christmas Card Club "Nativity Scene"

Good morning all. A quick post before I disappear on my jollies. 

Several weeks ago I went to the memory stick I store all my Craft Artist layouts on and found it was blank...cue panic!! Hunted through my EHD and they weren't saved on there either...by this time I was totally gutted - I did have Jpegs of all the pages I had shown on my blog but these all have my signature on them. Last week when passing the local computer shop I popped in to ask whether there was any chance of recovering data from the stick and they said they would try...this morning I popped back to see how they'd got on and they'd managed to recover all my files....it was such a relief. Guess who'll be keeping backups of everything from now on!!!

I've finally got around to making my card for the Christmas Card Challenge which was due on the 1st June!! It was Sue J's turn to pick the theme and she asked us for a "Nativity Scene".


I treated myself to some of the Die'sire Christmas templates from Crafter's Companion...layered up with an added sentiment et voila a very quick card!


You'll find the rest of the girls listed on my sidebar if you'd like to pop over and see their creations.

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Christmas Card Club "Christmas Teddy"

Good morning all.
We had a fabulous day on Thursday at my niece's wedding...the rain stayed away and the sun shone all afternoon. The bride was radiant as was her Mum, my younger sister. The weekend has been spent doing laundry, cleaning and shopping in preparation to going away on Tuesday.

My test results have come back negative for coeliac disease thankfully but hopefully by maintaining a gluten free diet my ailments will abate and I may be able to get my weight under control again!

It's time for our next challenge over at the Christmas Card Club, it was Sue P's turn to choose the theme this time and she's asked us for a "Christmas Teddy". 


Decoupage card kit from Create and Craft and part of a package my Mum gave me for Christmas.
I've added some punch waste snowflakes and gems to finish the card.


You'll find the rest of the girls listed on my sidebar if you'd like to pop over and see their creations.

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes

Carol x

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Crafting for all Seasons #81 "Tic Tac Toe"

Good morning all. Sorry again that I've not been around much lately. 
I'm waiting at the moment for test results to find out whether I have coeliac disease or just a gluten intolerance....at least I now know why I've been suffering random ailments on and off for several months.

Well wedding no three has been put to bed and now all that's left to do is enjoy the day tomorrow! We're off down to the hotel later today so we don't have to rush tomorrow as hubby is chauffeuring the bride and the service is at 1.30pm. Unfortunately the weather forecast is dismal tomorrow so I don't think we'll be having tea on the terrace but I'm sure the day will be no less enjoyable.

It's time for a new challenge at CFAS and this time the theme is "Tic Tac Toe". We're  looking forward to seeing all your makes. We're being sponsored by The Paper Shelter who gave the DT images to work with. I've chosen to use an image and papers from Rose.


It's the bride to be's birthday on Friday and this is the card I have made her. I've printed the backing paper twice and mounted them onto kraft card. The pre-coloured image has been die cut and mounted onto kraft also; dies from Spellbinders. The twine flower was made on my flower loom which I've had since I was a child! The wooden button is one left over from the wedding stationery and the sentiment stamp was a magazine freebie.


Here is the Tic Tac Toe square for you to use, I've used the diagonal Pink, Purple and Blue....there is some purple on the image and button though it's not very obvious on the photos.


Fabulous Sponsor 2014

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the girls inspiration, you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
The Paper Shelter - birthday card with sentiment


Sunday, 29 June 2014

Christmas Card Club "Angels"

Good morning all.

A very quick visit in between wedding makes...only 10 days to go and I still need to make 40 favour boxes!!

It's time for our next challenge over at the Christmas Card Club, it was Maureen's turn to choose the theme this time and she's asked us for "Angels". 


A very quick, simple card....stamp from La Blanche inked with brown Memento and stamped onto Kraft card. Sentiment was a magazine freebie.
Insert all done and very flat for posting.


You'll find the rest of the girls listed on my sidebar if you'd like to pop over and see their creations.

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
CHNC - let's get sentimental
My Time to Craft - Christmas in June
Stampin with the Dragon - clean and simple
Crafty Creations - things with wings
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters - monochromatic
Completely Christmas - anything goes

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Crafting for all Seasons #80 "Whatever the Weather"

Good morning all.
Hopefully blogger is being good and has published this scheduled post!! I (hopefully) spent last night reliving my youth with my sisters at a Bay City Roller's concert in Newcastle!!

Today it's time for our next challenge at CFAS and this time the theme is "Whatever the Weather". We're  looking forward to seeing all your makes. Our sponsor this time is Inky Impressions who gave the DT images to work with.

Fabulous Sponsor 2014

Unfortunately life and wedding preparations are getting in the way of general crafting at the moment so I haven't had time to make anything for this challenge. I am going to step back a little from the Design Team at CFAS and blogging in general for the rest of the summer to concentrate on the general admin of the challenge and have some time out...hopefully after a much needed break I'll be raring to go again come autumn!!

Hugs to anyone who needs them and I hope to call round and see you all in the near future.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Christmas Card Club - "Penguins"

Good afternoon everyone!

I'm running late today....again! Our next challenge over at the Christmas Card Club is due today and this time it was my turn to choose  the theme and I chose "Penguins" since they're my favourite.


Image is a very old Kanban die cut, backing paper was a blog candy win, dies are both from Memory Box, gem, tag and cord are from my stash.
Insert completed too!


You'll find the rest of the girls listed on my sidebar if you'd like to pop over and see their creations.

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
CHN Patterned Paper - anything goes
CHNC - include gold/silver or both
Holly Jolly Christmas - winter birds
Crimbo Crackers - anything Christmas goes


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Crafting for all Seasons #79 "Don't be Square"

Good morning all.

Sorry I haven't been around, real life is getting in the way of blogging and crafting at the moment.

Hubby and I took an impromptu weekend over to the Lake District at the end of May/beg of June which was lovely, the weather was very kind to us too.  Hence the plethora of blog posts on the 31st...I'd forgotten I had them all sitting waiting to be finished and slotted between my DT stuff, so apologies for bombarding you all!!

Today it's time for our next challenge at CFAS and this time the theme is "Don't be Square". We're  looking forward to seeing all your makes. Our sponsor this time Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet who gave the DT images to work with.


I've chosen to use an image of my own this time...."Airborne" from KennyKdigistamps. I've printed onto kraft card and coloured with promarkers, before die cutting with a round Spellbinder die and making a rocker card. Cogs and wheels embossing folder is from Couture Creations; sentiment from LOTV; sentiment die from Spellbinder; stars die from Joanna Sheen; cogs and wheels stamp is a magazine freebie.
Both my sons have birthdays this week so this is for my eldest....not that he'd dream of wearing a helmet when skateboarding!!


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Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the girls inspiration, you won't be disappointed.