Sunday, 26 June 2011

Skateboard Dude

Happy Sunday everyone, hope you've had time to enjoy the glorious weather (could it be too hot!). We (thats a royal 'we' I actually mean hubby) are still slogging away in the garden trying to get this pond sorted but seem to be cursed with leaky pipes. For the sake of my sanity I escaped to make this card for the following challenges -Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #140 - Embossing, I Love Promarkers #71 - Anything goes, Passion for Promarkers #105 - Park Life and Cupcake Crafts #147 -  Sketch.

I've used a another fab freebie digi from Sliekje coloured with PMs. Red cardstock is WRMK embossed  using a Crafts Too folder and green DP is Pebbles inc. Ticket digi stamp was a freebie but I'm not sure were from and sentiment is Papermania.

Enjoy your evening.

xxx Carol xxx

Friday, 17 June 2011

Cute Panda

This cute little panda is a free digi stamp from Sliekje Digi Stamps, he's coloured with Promarkers and printed on Papermania Premium Textured Cardstock, I love using this with my PMs - makes a great change from smooth card stock, the DPs are also Papermania and the green (yes it is green not brown, I seem to be having a real problem with the colour balance on my camera) card is punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges; I Promarkers #70 - Black, white and one other colour, Truly Scrumptious #59 - Sketch and Digital Tuesday - Get out the gingham.

xxx Carol xxx

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


This is my first ever participation in Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday. I've noticed quite a few other bloggers at it but as my workdesk is actually my dining table there tends to be very little to see, but I thought I'd share this little collection of yummy goodies that arrived on my doormat yesterday from Sew Sweet a new online shop selling felt, fabric and haberdashery. Although the photo doesn't do them justice the ribbons are all gorgeous pinks, greens, chocolates and crisp white. The little bag is full of zingy orange and yellow buttons which were a little freebie (thank you). Pins are a new thing for me and I'm a little unsure how to use them on my cards so if anyones got any tips?

xxx Carol xxx

Monday, 13 June 2011

Pollycraft Freebie

This gorgeous little bird is one of two new freebies available now at Pollycraft and having found him I just couldn't wait to colour him in and get creating! I'm entering the card into Pollycrafts latest challenge - Ribbons and Flowers and they also have a DT call (you can enter by using one of the free images) which I'm tempted to enter - what do you think? Should I/Shouldn't I? - may have to sleep on it!

Aside from the Pollycraft digi stamp, coloured with PMs obviously, the DP is once again a magazine freebie (I found loads of great papers when I was sorting through my magazines the other day), the lilac card is Bazzill I think and ribbons etc from stash, plus a bit of machine stitching (I must practise going round circles!)

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

xxx Carol xxx

Edited to add - I've been very brave and entered the Pollycraft DT call, wish me luck!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

One for the men

Two cards in two days I am on a roll! Todays card was a request from my hubby for him to send to a friend who's into fishing and it fits perfectly with these challenges; I Love Promarkers #69 - Sketch, Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #138 - Male Card, Stamp Something - Something Punched and Fussy and Fancy - Card for a Man or Boy. The paper is from Juunkitz, the stamp from Stamps Happen coloured with Promarkers and border punch is Martha Stuart. Image is cut with a Nesti and the sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

I hope you are all having a good weekend so far, been a bit of a strange day here with beautiful blue sky followed by buckets of rain. Hopefully it will be a better day tomorrow and we can get some sorting out done in the garden, we've been redoing our fish pond and it is taking forever - I think it was about September when we started it and there are still trenches across the lawn - but fingers crossed it will be finished in the next week or so.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Long time no see!

Hello there bet you'd thought I'd gone for good? Well I never went away really, I've been keeping up to date with everyones blogs and I've even made quite a few cards and one or two scrap pages but I've just never got round to posting on my blog - sometimes there is just not enough hours in the day! But now I'm back with a mid year resolution to be a better blogger - *** the housework!!!

For my first card I've used a digi stamp and digi greeting which are both freebies from Doodle Pantry, coloured with Promarkers. The DP is an old magazine freebie and the brown card is from Papermania. The leaves are cut with a Sizzix die and the image is cut with a Nestie. Flowers and gems from stash.

I've entered this card in the following challenges, Passion for Promarkers # 103 - Blue/Brown, Digital Tuesday #114 - In The Garden/Outdoors, Cupcake Craft Challenges #145 - Things with Tails.

Well I hope you all have a 'Tweet' day and I'll be back soon, I hope to post at least once a week from now on (I thought trying for every day may be pushing it, but every week is a lot better than every 6 months!)