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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

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Stencil Sunday #96

Good afternoon all. 

My turn once more over at STAMPlorations to inspire you to use your stencils. Today I have a tag to share with you.


I started by using one of the new stencils Prisms as a stamp....I inked it up with embossing ink, flipped it onto my card stock and used my brayer to ensure a smooth transition of ink. The piece was then heat embossed with white EP which provided a resistance to the DI inks I used to colour it. I added some texture to the background using a stamp from the Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds set. I then cut a tag shape using Luggage Tags Nesting Dies. The bird and sing sentiment from Trendy Birds 2 were stamped onto tissue paper and heat embossed before being adhered with gel medium. Hello Sunshine was added along with a pearl and some raffia to finish things off.

You've still got plenty of time to join our May Mixed Media challenge...just remember it's anything but a card and you must use a stencil.


If you love STAMPlorations products or if you'd like to try them for the first time I have a discount code to share with you - STAMPGIRLCAROLD

This gives you a 20% discount on all stamps, stencils and dies...both regular and sale priced items. Please note this code can't be combined with any other code. It is valid for multiple uses whilst I'm a STAMPlorations Girl.

Christmas Card Club - "Card based on a Christmas Carol"

Good morning all.

Sorry I'm largely absent at the moment, there don't seem to be enough hours in the day. The wedding invites are almost there and most of the organisation for the day is in hand but the date is rapidly catching up on us!! I also seem to have a never ending stream of birthdays and anniversaries over the next few weeks and another new arrival due next month...best get my butt into gear!!

It doesn't seem like two weeks since our last outing at the Christmas Card Club but the schedule says it is! This week Christine has asked us to "base our cards on a Christmas Carol".


A root through some very old stock produced this topper from (I think) Kanban which simply matted and layered on some vellum and gold mirri makes a very simple DL card. It evokes several Carols...While Shepherds watched, Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manager, Once in Royal David's City but I'm going with my absolute favourite Oh Holy Night.

If you'd like to see what the other girl's have produced you'll find their links on my sidebar.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Stencil Sunday #95 + May Mixed Media Challenge

Good afternoon all.

Another month flown by so time once more to inspire you use your stencils and join our Mixed Media Challenge at STAMPlorations. I have a couple of upcycled boxes to share today which I filled with some crafting goodies to give to our former neighbours two little girls for Easter.


Both boxes are slightly larger than A4 in size and after painting the lid I've added some backing papers which I've had for ages...gorgeous papers but A4 isn't much good for cardmaking!


The first box uses an edging stamp from the Scribbly Splattery Grunge set, then I used Sparkle Medium through the Flutters and Splatters (large) stencil...the box was finished with the top layer of the Flutter Zen 2 layering die and some gold liquid pearls.


The second box uses the same stencil and die as the first but this time I have used texture paste and stickles.

If you love STAMPlorations products or if you'd like to try them for the first time I have a discount code to share with you - STAMPGIRLCAROLD

This gives you a 20% discount on all stamps, stencils and dies...both regular and sale priced items. Please note this code can't be combined with any other code. It is valid for multiple uses whilst I'm a STAMPlorations Girl.



We do hope you can come and join us this month...remember it's anything but a card and you must use a stencil.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Card Chain Challenge April Reveal

Good morning all.

Today sees the reveal of the April Card Chain Challenge. Click on the link to find out more information and to see all the cards which were exchanged last month.

I sent this card to NanaConnie in California and in return received one back from Sara in Missouri.


Dies from Winnie and Walter, Spellbinders, Lawn Fawn and STAMPlorations. Sentiment if also from STAMPlorations.

Monday, 1 May 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial}

Good evening all.

My turn today to share a Mixed Media Tutorial over at STAMPlorations...and inspire you get get those stencils out and put them to good use. Today I'm sharing an altered bottle with you all...I hope you enjoy!


If you love STAMPlorations products or if you'd like to try them for the first time I have a discount code to share with you - STAMPGIRLCAROLD

This gives you a 20% discount on all stamps, stencils and dies...both regular and sale priced items. Please note this code can't be combined with any other code. It is valid for multiple uses whilst I'm a STAMPlorations Girl.