Friday, 15 October 2010

Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge #26

I'm back today with a Scrapbook page for Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge #26 who have a theme of 'Childhood'. I've been trying to do less card making and more scrapbooking lately but all thats happened is that I've done less of everything! When I saw Ella's theme I decided I really should pull my finger out and get something done. I thought this photo of my girls on our recent holiday to the New Forest fitted the challenge perfectly and there was only one choice for the papers - my favourite Basic Grey collection, Archaic. It's one of the few collection packs that I've nearly used up which is strange since I've got girls!

Have a great weekend.
xxx Carol xxx

Saturday, 2 October 2010

I'm Back!

After rather a longer absence than I anticipated I am at last back with a challenge card and a few other cards I made last weekend while my hubby was away and I had more time to play. I apologise for the naff photography!

My first card is for 3 challenges;
1. Friday Sketchers #122 - Sketch
2. Crafty Catz #52- Child Birthday plus Sparkle
3. Die Cut Dreams #67 - Teady Bear Birthday

And these are 'just because' cards I did at the weekend.

I also managed to do a Christmas card for each of my girls using some stickers and papers I bought last year from QVC and never used!

I also did a few scrapbook pages which I will share with you another day.

Thursday, 12 August 2010


Just a quickie to say sorry for not posting for a while. Basically I've not made anything of note for ages (anything I've started recently turns into bin fodder!) so have nothing to show you and also I have only just got my laptop to link up to the internet properly without lots of turning on/off and a fair bit of bad language.

I'm going down to the New Forest in a few days with DH and the girls and I hope to get lots of fab photos so when I get back I can do some scrapbooking and have a little rest from card making, which will hopefully kick-start my creative mojo.

Enjoy the rest of your week, and I'll see you after my jollies!

xxx Carol xxx

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Pollycraft Flash Your Feebies Part 2!

This is my card for part 2 of Pollycrafts 'Flash your Freebies'. Everyone who entered part 1 was sent this fab turtle digi to use in part 2 with the challenge of being 'green' and for entering part 2 you get to choose another free digi, so I'm going straight over to Pollycraft now to browse.... enjoy your Sunday xxx Carol

Monday, 19 July 2010

Two Challenge Cards

I managed to make two cards yesterday for several challenges but run out of time and energy to get them blogged so luckily my router is working this morning!

The first card is for Stamp Something - Digital, Friday Sketchers #111 - Sketch and Mo's Digital Challenge # 40 - Masculine. I've used a Mo's Digital Pencil image coloured with PMs, paper is K&Co, card is WRMK and Bazzill, sentiment is Papermaniaand finished with a few gems.

The second card is for Colour Create #49 - Warm Pinks, Chocolate and White and Pink Elephant Challenge #76 - Brown. For this one I've used an image from Meljen Designs, as always coloured with PMs. Paper is SEIand card is WRMK and gems are Anitas.

The sun is back out today so I'm off for a potter in the garden! enjoy the rest of the day.  xxx Carol

Sunday, 18 July 2010

New Challenge Blog & DT call

Sorry for my lack of posts these last few days but I'm having connection problems. Just changed to a 'better' (ha ha) package and guess what, its not better! It took me about an hour to get on line last night, turning the router on and off and restarting the laptop many times so when I did get on all I did was check my emails then went to bed! Only took about ten minutes this morning so a little better but I think I'll leave the laptop on so I don't have to go throught it all again tonight.

Anyway back to the main reason for my post, I've found a new Challenge blog - The Photo Synthesis Challenge - they've got some fab candy up for grabs for spreading the word and also a DT call.

Enjoy the rest of the day and I might see you later if I manage to get anything created.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Promarker Puppy

Todays card is for 2 Promarker challenges.

Passion for Promarkers #60 - Animals
I Love Promarkers #23 - Sketch and Dogs.

Dotty paper is Doodlebug, unknown blue circle paper, both cut with nestabilities. Image is from Pollycraft coloured with PMs and sentiment is one of my own. Ribbon and gems from stash.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Best Wishes Bear

I've made this card for two challenges, Pollycraft - Flash Those Freebies and Digital Tuesday Challenge #67 - Sketch.
I've used K&Co papers, WRMK card, a Freebie image from Polycraft coloured with PMs and finished with a paper flower and a bit of sparkle.
Below is a close up of the pleating.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Hot Hot Hot!

Hope you are all enjoying the glorious weather, I know I was until yesterday when it was just too hot! As a sun lover that is really saying something.

Todays card is for two challenges, Passion For Promarkers #59 - Give us a laugh, I was going to give this weeks challenge a miss as I didn't really have any suitable image but as luck would have it I bought the latest Docrafts mag and this great stamp was the freebie and I knew it was ideal, and Color Throwdown #100 - Colour Combo.

The designer paper is from BoBunny and card is WRMK.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries and Cream seem to be the order of the day so I couldn't resist making this card for these challenges.
Truly Scrumptious #35 - Sketch + Strawberries and Cream
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #89 - Strawberries and Cream
Cupcake Crafts #96 - Strawberries and Cream

The paper was a freebie from a magazine, stamp is a Gorjuss Girl coloured with PMs and the sentiment is from Pollycraft (I think!)

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Sketch Saturday #109

I've been enjoying he gorgeous weather this last week so crafting and blogging have taken a bit of a back seat but I felt the need to be creative this evening and made this card for Sketch Saturday #109. I've kept to my favourite style - clean and simple - and used up some paper scraps (Doodlebug?) and some recently purchased stamps from Inkadinkado. I finished it off with gems, buttons and ribbon.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Father's Day

I've finally got round to making my Fathers Day card, I was hoping to get it done sooner but at least I didn't leave it until the night before like normal!

I'm entering this card into these challenges:
Crafty Catz #37 - Shaped Cards
Passion for Prmarkers #56 - Male Theme & Sketch
Cupcake Crafts #95 - One for the boys
Tanda Teaser #148 - For the Big Man

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Pink Birthday

Is anyone else sick of the football already? I don't like it at the best of times but those trumpet things that are constantly going make me feel like I'm trapped in a bee hive! Its at times like this that I wish I had a craft room rather than just the dining table which is in close proximity to the TV.

In a bid to try and escape I made this card for the following challenges;

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Flower Girls

Hi there, I apologise for being away from blog land for a while but Mr Mojo seemed to take a little holiday and then last week one of my cats had a fight with my car, and lost! so I as you may imagine I was quite upset and very busy nursing the injured party. Anyway last night I felt the need to create something so decided to scrapbook a lovely photo I took of my girls last weekend (getting them to both smile at the same time is always a challenge) and I was really please with the end result...

... then today when I was doing a bit of bog hopping I noticed it would be eligible for Sir Stampalots June Challenge which is 'Punch It'.

Patterned paper is October Afternoon, card is WRMK, looped border is a Martha Stewart 'Round the Page' punch, flowers, leaves and title cut with Sizzix dies and jewels are Papermania.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Multi Challenge Card

Card number two today is for these challenges;
1. Stamptacular Sunday #59 - Lovely as a Tree
2. Sketch Saturday #103 - Sketch
3. Saturday Challenge #83 - Metal
4. Crafty Catz #32 - Petals and Pearls

Again the papers are K&Co, stamp is from Pollycraft coloured with PMs, pearls and flower with wire are from Papermania.

Friday Sketchers #102

The first of two cards I am going to post today is for Friday Sketchers Challenge #102. All papers are K&Co and the flower stamp is a foam backed one from QVC coloured with PMs.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Clean and Simple

Just a quick card tonight for There's Magic in the Air, who have a theme of 'Clean and Simple' and to use the supplied digi image.

I printed the image over two digital papers and cut out the flower heads and butterfly and raised them with sticky pads. I added stickles to the flower centres and finished with ribbon and sentiment.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Something Special

Good afternoon folks, hope you're all having a good weekend. We're having a quiet day at home today, mainly because hubby is watching the Grand Prix is on TV but also because I'm feeling lazy. Just put a piece of lamb in the oven so looking forward to that. In between lounging and starting the food I made this card and I'm entering it into the folowing challenges;

1. Colour Create #44 - Khaki, Aqua, Brown and Cream
2. Sketch Saturday #102
3. Saturday Challenge #82 - 3 embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image

The papers are K&Co, image (coloured with PMs) and sentiment CC Designs, flowers are Prima (I think) and punch is Xcut.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Skattykats #13 - How aMOOzing!

This weeks challenge over at Skattykats is How aMOOzing! which I must admit really had me stumped. Apparently a 'moo' is a miniature piece of art (28mm x 70mm) a bit like an ATC.

For my card I made 3 moos by spritzing a piece of white card with Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Golden Fish and Golden Mint and then overstamping with butterfly stamps (sorry don't know brand). I mounted them on green paper and added some ribbon before adhering to the card. I added a peel off border and sentiment to finish.

Monday, 3 May 2010

I'm A Craftwork Cards Finalist

WOW! Just done a bit of blog hopping and I've discovered that that I'm one of the 5 finalists in the Craftwork Cards Card Candy Challenge. Now all I need is lots of folks to vote for my colour combo, Harvest Spice, and I could win an absolutely fab prize! Pop over to the Craftwork Cards blog to cast your vote (please, lol).

Thursday Update! I'm currently running in 4th but 5th place is slowly catching me up. I'm way behind the other 3 so I doubt I'll win but any help to keep me off the bottom would be much appreciated ;-)

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Chilly Sunday and Challenge Card

Hi all, I hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday despite the weather! I visited a local Kite Fair earlier with my girls, my mum, stepdad and brother and it was bitterly cold so we didn't hang around for too long - the wind was good for the kites though.

Todays card is for four challenges;
Sketch Saturday #101 - sketch
Saturday Challenge #81 - friendship
Crafty Catz #30 - Spots
Allsorts # 50 - Animals

I've used WRMK card, K&Co paper, Xcut border punch and Woodware stamps coloured with PMs

Friday, 30 April 2010

Pretty Kitty

I just love this image (a freebie digi image from Motivet) and have been wanting to use it for a while. I've kept a really simple colour combo of white and pink and I'm really pleased with how its turned out.

The white card is from a local stationers, the pink card is Bazzill and the flowers are made with a Sizzix die.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges;

- Passion for Promarkers #49 - Sketch and make your own flowers.
- Tanda Teaser #144 - Paws for thought.
- Die Cut Dreams #45 - Make your own flowers.
- Stamptacular Sunday #56 - Sew Special

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Skattykats Challenge #12

This weeks challenge over at Skattykats is a sketch. My card is a very different style for me, black and lilac is a colour combo I wouldn't normally use but I think it works and I can't remember the last card I made without an image. The prize for all challenge entries until the 31st May is £20 to spend in the Skattykats shop.

You may see a little more from me this weekend as Hubby is away so I've got a few evenings to fill with crafting! and I'm looking forward to sharing my creations with you.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Skattykats #11 - Colour Combo

This weeks challenge at Skattykats is a colour challenge, Kat has chosen four colours and you can use as many or as few as you like. I chose to use pink, blue and green. There is a fantastic prize of a set of Promarkers so what are you waiting for?
I am also entering this card in Friday Sketchers #98.

Papers and embellishments are K&Co and card is WRMK.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Skattykats #10 - No Cards Allowed

Here's my DT project for this weeks Skattykats Challenge - No Cards Allowed. I chose to do a scrapbook page but you could do an altered art piece, ATC etc... anything except a card. There is a unique prize for the lucky winner and you have until 2.30pm next Wednesday to enter.

I've used 'Eclectique' DP from Chatterbox available here, Bazill card, Sizzix die cuts embellished with Liquid pearls and buttons and ribbon from stash.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Skattykats DT Card #9 and Challenges

Good morning all, todays card is my DT card for Skattykats Challenge #9 - Wing it and Bling it. I am also entering it into the following challenge,
Truly Scrumptious #29 - Sketch and theme 'Fly Away'.

Card is WRMK, papers are MME Wild asparagus and the owls are a digi image from Delicious Doodles, sentiment is my own printed from pc.

Hope you all have a great Easter and don't eat too much chocolate!

Monday, 29 March 2010

Mo's Digital pencil #24 and Tanda Teaser #139

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend, perhaps some of you managed to get to the NEC? Unfortunately I found out about it too late so couldn't make the arrangements, maybe next year!

My creation for today is for 2 challenges, Mo's Digital Pencil #24 which is a sketch and Tanda Teaser #139 with the theme of Teen Times.

I've used an image from Mo's Digtal Pencil coloured with PMs, all the card is from WRMK and the sentiment is one I created myself on my PC.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Skattykats Challenge #8 DT Card

Oh dear another week has gone by and I've only done one card! I hope you all forgive me! If you do I'll forgive you for not entering Skattykats challenge last week (only if you enter this week though! lol!)

Skattykats Challenge #8 is 'It's not a square or a rectangle' and Kat has got this gorgeous candy waiting to be snapped up by the winner.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges;
Colour Create Challenge #41 - Pastels and optional Easter/Spring theme
Passion for Promarkers #44 - Spring including an animal

I've used a free template for the flower shape available here, card from Papermania, paper from K&Co, stamp is a Messy Rabbit coloured with PMs and gems from Anitas

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Skattykats Stitch & Sketch DT Card

This weeks challenge at Skattykats is Stitch & Sketch. I think you'll agree that the sketch is quite unusual and we'd love to see what you do with it. Hop over to Skattykats to see Kats card.

I've created my card with MME Wild Asparagus paper from my DT kit, the circles are cut with Nestabilities, text is cut with Sizzix dies and embellished with Stickles and the heart is hand cut.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Green Girl

This is my creation for today and I'm entering it into the following challenges:

Cupcake Crafts #82 - Going Green
Saturday Challenge #74 - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Green and Cream

I'm not sure where the papers are from but I do know that the stamp is a Gorjuss Girl coloured with PMs and the flowers and leaves are cut with Sizzix dies.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

My First DT Card!

I'm very excited to show you all my first DT card for Skattykats. The theme of challenge 6, which runs until next Wednesday, is 'Think Spring' and there are some lovely papers, blooms and ribbons up for grabs for the lucky winner.

I've used K&Co paper, Sizzix flower die and a gorgeous Tina Wenke stamp which is available here.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges;
Carol's Sketch Fun #22 - Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge #81 - Flower Power
Tanda Teaser #137 - Simply Spring

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

A very Happy Oliver!

This post has absolutely nothing to do with card making or any other craft for that matter but I just had to share this photo with you. It's of one of my cats, Oliver, road testing the new sofa. I think he approves, don't you?

Monday, 8 March 2010

Best Wishes Puppy & Shades of Grey

With the nicer weather we are having at the moment and the fact that my house is just about back to normal I've been feeling a little more inspired and I've managed to cards today.

My first card is for three challenges
1. Sketch Saturday #93 (I really liked this sketch and will be using it again!)
2. Die Cut Dreams #38 - No Flowers Allowed!
3. Allsort Challenges #42 - Just For men.

I've used Bazzill card, K&Co paper, Craftwork Crads Card Candy, nestabilities, Personal Impression sentiment stamp and the super-cute puppy (Wilbur) digi stamp is from Pollycraft, coloured with PMs.

My second card is just for the one challenge, Secret Crafter #73 - Shades of Grey. I used Papermania card and paper, nestabilities, card candy and the stamp is a foam one from QVC. I had every intention of adding more embellishments and bling but I got this far and decided I quite liked it nice and simple. 

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Friday Sketchers, PFP and Crafty Catz

My second card today is for 3 challenges;
Friday Sketchers #91 - Sketch
Passion for Promarkers #41 - Theme, Back to Nature
Crafty Catz #21 - Fancy Edge and Ribbon.

I've used K&Co paper, Papermania card, Nestabilities, digi image from Pollycraft and ribbon from stash

Skattykats Make it for Mum Challenge

Kat at Skattykats has a new challenge 'Make it for Mum' and she is giving away this yummy candy to the lucky winner, it includes 12 sheets of 6x6 paper from the MME wild-asparagus collection, around 20 blooms and 3 yards of ribbon. The challenge closes at 8pm 10th March, so you have plenty of time to enter.

I will update this post later with my card, I have a couple of images that I coloured yesterday which I had in mind for Mother's Day so watch this space.

As promised here is my Make it for Mum card....

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Home again!

I'm back from my hols, two weeks in a not so sunny Gran Canaria! To be fair we did have some nice weather but for 4 days it rained heavily and the wind was so bad it uprooted a few trees! We did our best to have a nice time though and consoled ourselves with the fact it was still warmer than in the UK plus we didn't have to go to work.
I did miss my crafting though and I can't wait to get back into it once we've had our carpet fitted tomorrow and I can at last unearth all my craft stuff from the conservatory. I'm also very excited to be given my first DT post over at Skattykats and looking forward to sharing my creations with you soon. I believe Kat is looking for one more DT member so if you fancy giving it a go pop on over to her blog.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Birthday Girl

My second card for today is for my DD who will be 9 soon. Again I'm also entering it into 2 challenges; Friday Sketchers #87 and Colour Create #37 who have a theme of soft pink, soft blue, white and silver.
I've used K&Co paper, silver mirri card, Martha Stewart punch, Papermania flower and ribbon from stash. The image is from Digistamp Boutique and the sentiment is a freebi from Polly Craft, coloured with PMs.

Have a Heart

Hi there, todays creation is for two challenges Carol's Sketch Fun #19 and Skattykats 'Have a heart'. I've used K&Co paper, Papermania card, Smirk ribbon and Xcut punch. The hearts are a free digi giveaway (there's also 2 other papers) from Skattykats. Kat at Skattykats has also made a DT Call if anyone fancies putting their name down.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Sketch Saturday 87

This is my entry for Sketch Saturday #87. The papers are all SEI and the image is from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with PMs. I'm thinking of sending this one to Hubby for Valentines Day so I hope he doesn't look at my blog! I intend to add the sentiment down the right when I make a definate decision.