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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

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Remember When......

Own up, who stole summer? It left us here on Monday afternoon and it's been winter woollies and central heating weather ever since! So glad I didn't put the summer quilt on the bed last week.
I managed a productive evening in the craft room last night and made 3 DT cards plus this one which is for a card swap.

The decoupage and backing paper are from Joanna Sheen's Faye Whittaker Collection CD. I've had this CD for several months now and I think this is the first time I've used it (bows head in shame!). This image reminds me of our first beach holiday in Swanage, Dorset the summer I was 11. The first week we spent all day every day on the beach and this was the first time we'd seen a Punch & Judy show so we watched it umpteen times.
 I've used dark blue stardream card for matting the backing paper and image on. Card is finished with a bow (made from recycled ribbon I've had for ages) and a Marianne Design button die tied with baker's twine.
I've decorated inside to match.

Challenges entered:
Cooking it up with Katie - celebrate with ribbon and diecut
Crafts and Me - add a ribbon
Divas by Design - anything goes
Inky Impressions - summer fun
My Mum's Craft Shop - red, white and blue
Paper Pretties - summer
Craft your Days Away - red, white and blue
Crafty Pad - colours of your flag (Union Jack)
OSAAT - red, white and blue
My Craft Spot - buttons and bows
The Crazy Challenge - childhood memories
Creative Craft Challenge - red, white and blue
Use it Tuesday - use two hoarded supplies (CD and ribbon)
Joanna Sheen - remember when
Delightful Challenges - red, white and blue
MAWTT - cool Britannia

Carol x

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Crafting for all Seasons #28 Many Layers

Many thanks to all those who took part in our blog hop last time and thank you for all the lovely comments which were left, It's time to announce the lucky winner of my commenter's prize. I used random org and it chose #36 which is


Please leave me a comment with your details so I can get your parcel in the post. Comment moderation is on and I won't publish your comment.

Time for a new challenge at CFAS and this time the theme is Many Layers,we're  looking forward to seeing all your makes. We're being sponsored by Just Some Lines and The Stamping Boutique. I've used Happy Fishing from Just Some Lines for my Father's Day card.

Image has been coloured with promarkers and DI then fussy die cut and mounted onto a scalloped oval nestie. Papers are from We R Memory Keepers and were a magazine freebie. Card is finished with some bakers twine and buttons.

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

Challenges entered:
Paper Play - summer lovin
Crafty Catz - card for a man
Fairy Tale - boys and men
Wags n Whiskers - summer fun
Hiding in my Craftroom - Father's Day
One Stop Craft - for the boys
Try it on Tuesday - Father's Day
Here Come the Boys - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - masculine
I Love Promarkers - use a digi
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Carol x

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Christmas Foliage

I've created this card digitally in Publisher using papers and an image from Joanna Sheens Vintage Christmas CD and elements from Crafty Ann's Christmas Digi kit. Apologies for the naff photograph!

Challenges entered:
CHNC - Christmas foliage
Top Tip Tuesday - dig out the old ( used my oldest CD)
Incy Wincy - vintage
Whimsy Inspiration - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Carol x

Monday, 28 May 2012

Guest Design spot Lexi Creations

This is my second post today, please scroll down to see my DT card for Whoopsi Daisy.

Good morning! It's another beautiful day here in Scotland, hope you're enjoying good weather in your part of the world.

I'm delighted to have been asked to Guest Design for Lexis Creations. The theme this time is "For the man/boy in your life".

I got to choose one of the fabulous digis from the Fairy Dust Craftstore and being in a scrapbooking mode opted for the "Slugs n Snails sentiment".
This layout features my younger son when he was about 5 years old, he was always very photogenic and such a cute wee blondie! I've created my layout in My Memories Suite and used papers from a kit called "Oh Boy", the Boys Cluster Frame is from LLL Creations and the slug and snail embellishments are from Marie H Designs "Chasing Bugs" kit.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the creations of the regular design team and I do hope you can join us this challenge.

Challenges entered:
The Studio Challenges - favourites 
My favourites are digi scrapping, using lots of layers and incorporating digis into my layouts.
Paper Pretties - bold bright colours
Joanna Sheen - remember when
Secret Crafter - anything but a card
Digi Doodle Shops Best - let's go spotty

Carol x

Whoopsi Daisy - Fairy Magic

 It's time for another challenge at  Whoopsi Daisy  and this week it's team A's turn to share their inspiration with you. The theme this week is Fairy Magic. I've used an image from sheet #199.

Image is coloured with promarkers and cut with an oval nestie and layered onto a scalloped nestie. PATP from Martha Stewart, die cuts from Spellbinders, embossing folder from Crafts Too. Card is finished with some ribbon and punch waste hearts. Everything has been distressed with Victorian Velvet DI.
All the white card came from my bit box.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the team and remember if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image you could win 2 image sheets, 1 sheet will be awarded to a winner using any other image.

Challenges entered:
Lawnscaping - embossing
Sweet Stamps - anything goes (C10)
Sundays with Chrissy -things with wings
I Love Promarkers - die cuts

Carol x

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Bang, Crash............

luckily I wasn't standing there to receive the wallop!!!

This happened about half an hour ago, luckily no one or thing was damaged except the wall off which it had fallen. Earlier today hubby managed to flood the place from our shower (luckily again nothing crafty was damaged) so I now need the ceiling and  the wall repaired grrr - it was the only room in the house that was finished!! Better go and break something now for number three!!

Apart from this it's been a gorgeous day. The forecast was for it to be much cooler but in fact it's been the warmest day this weekend so I spent it sitting in the garden reading a book under the sunshade :) 
Luckily I've got ahead with my DT work as I can see my crafting time is going to be severely limited this week and I've a pile of Father's Day cards to make for eldest to raise more money for his trip to Mongolia - it's less than 7 weeks until he goes now - think I'm heading for panic mode!!!

Carol x

Crafting when we Can #19 Fashion and Pearls

It's time for a new challenge at CWWC and this time the theme is Fashion and Pearls. We're being sponsored by The Digi Doodle Shop who supplied images for the DT to work with.

Image is coloured with promarkers, fussy cut and mounted 3D onto the card. The backing paper is a polished stone from Crafty Ann's. Dies are from Spellbinders and PATP from Martha Stewart. Pearls and ribbon from my stash.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the creations of my team mates.

Challenges entered:
Rainbow Lady - pink and turquoise
Totally Gorjuss - something new (image and Spellbinders edgeability die)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - dimension
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Southern Girls - dying to diecut/punch
Card Makin Mamas - feeling punchy

Carol x

Friday, 25 May 2012

Crafty Ann's #66 Flowers and Butterflies

It's time for another challenge at Crafty Ann's and this time we'd like to see flowers and butterflies as a focal point on your projects.

I've opted to show another layout I've made using a photo of my daughter. The papers and majority of the  elements came from Ann's Imperial Purple Kit with the lace and flourishes coming  from the Pretty in Pink kit, both kits are available from Crafty Ann's Digi Shop. My LO is 12 x 12 and was made in Craft Artist Platinum. I used an old sketch from Lasting Memories as inspiration for my layout.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see Ann and the teams creations, you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
Poodles Parlour - monochrome
That Craft Place - monchromatic
Ladybug Crafts Ink -things with wings
Bearly Mine - anything goes
LEJ - anything but a card
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Divas by Design - fab fourishes
Paper Pretties - bold bright colours

Carol x

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Aud Sentiments #55 - Any Sentiment

A big hello to all the new DT girls here at Aud Sentiments and a sad farewell to those going on to pastures new.
Our next challenge over at Aud Sentiments is Any Sentiment, so a free rein here but do please remember your sentiment! We're being sponsored by DTSArt, who supplied images for the DT to work with. I've used fairy-pari-berry for my card.

I digitally pieced the image using a range of papers from Crafty Ann's, then printed the image several times and decoupaged it and mounted it onto a scalloped circle nestie cut from felt. I won a pile of felt last year and this is the first time I've got round to die cutting it! The paper is from Raspberry Road and was a magazine freebie. Flowers are die cut from felt again using a Marianne Designs die and I've added buttons to the centres. The Honeysuckle Vine die is from Memory Box. Card is finished with some pearls.
The green base layer is cut from a piece in my bit box from which I'd already cut an oval die, I managed to squeeze the vine from it too before I matted the backing paper onto it!!

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see my team mates take on this challenge, you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
Craft Room Challenge - add fabric (felt)
Crafts 4 Eternity - wonderful wings
Fairy Tale - things with wings
Simply Create Too - mother's day or feminine
Pile it On - mix your scales (strawberries)
Sentimental Sundays - whimsical
The Crazy Challenge - anything 3D (image is decoupaged)
Pixie Crafty Snippets #21 - gosh nearly forgot to link up!!

Carol x

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Christmas Challenges (with sketches) #27

 It's time for our next challenge over at CCWS and we hope you're playing along with us this year and stocking up on those Christmas cards and projects. Betina has designed the sketch this time and we are being sponsored by Whiff of Joy. We have a Bingo card for an added twist this time. I've used ribbon, lace and a charm.

The image another of my new Stampavie stamps coloured with promarkers and highlighted with a gelly roll pen. The papers are magazine freebies from Hot off the Press. Card is finished with some lace, a tartan bow, a bell charm and sentiment from my stash.

You will have to pop over to the challenge blog to see the sketch and bingo card for yourself, remember to check out the inspiration of the other DT members whilst you're there. 

Challenges entered:
ABC Christmas Challenge - J for Jingle Bells
Charisma Cardz - metal charms (C10)
Shelly's Images - anything goes
Craft your Days Away - all creatures great and small
Totally Gorgeous - charmed
OSAAT - anything goes
Quirky Crafts - dots, spots, stripes and ribbon
Cards and Scrap - use metal
Love to Create - song inspiration (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
Holly, Jolly Christmas - anything goes + ribbon

Carol x

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Happy Birthday Hubby

As I said earlier not a lot to it! I chose the vintage image is payback for the time he bought me anti-ageing cream for my birthday!

Topper and sentiment are from Kraftyhands, papers are from Wild Rose Studio, all card is kraft. Card is finished simply with bakers twine.

Challenges entered:
Incy Wincy Designs - kraft + one
Crafty Creations - male birthday

Carol x

Tempting Turquoise

A warm welcome to all my new followers, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visits here.

It's Hubby's birthday today, I finally made it into the craft room about 10pm last night to make his card! Have to say it was a very quick card using a topper from Kraftyhands but hey a labour of love is wasted on him! You'll see the results later.
Today's share is a sneak peak of the new scrap kit winging it's way to Crafty Ann's digi shop today (hopefully).

Called Tempting Turquoise it's choc full of papers and elements......so full Ann had to do an add on kit to take the overspill. I've combined the kit with papers and elements from the Cream Dream and Sweet Sage kits to make this layout in My Memories Suite. All Ann's kits work well together and if you haven't visited the shop lately you ought to pop in and see them for yourself. The kits are ideal for both scrapping and card making and will size up to 12 x 12 no problem. The star of the show this time is my brother - not quite as sullen as last week's layout lol.

Challenges entered:
Creative Scrappers - sketch #209

Carol x

Monday, 21 May 2012

Faerie Poppet

A very good morning to you all, I hope you've had a good weekend. After several days of not making any cards I finally made it into the craft room over the weekend and did some creating. I posted a Christmas card yesterday and have two DT cards to show later this week. Today's share is the card I've made  for the little girl next door who's one today.

I've used a gorgeous Faerie Poppets decoupage from Crafter's Companion simply mounted onto a white pearlised card mat which I've punched with a Martha Stewart PATP and added lace and ribbon to the bottom. The bow was made on my bowdabra and is finished with a button from Crafty Ribbons. Base card is an 8 x 8 lilac pearlised card. The sentiments are computer generated and pearl hearts are from my stash. I've deliberately left the card quite plain to let the image take centre stage.
And some side views to show the dimension on the decoupage.

Challenges entered:
Bunny Zoes - anything goes
Crafter's Companion - here comes summer
Crafty Calender - things with wings
Creatalicious Challenges - bingo (lace, ribbon, button)
Just Tracy - anything goes
Scrapology Card - mythical creatures
Unique Crafter's - ribbons and fibres
Inky Impressions - lace or trim
Paper Shelter - birthday with sentiment
Whimsy Inspiration - anything goes
Crafty Catz - girly time
Allsorts - buttons and bows
Crazy 4 Challenges - birthday card
Crafty Pad - bingo (button. lace and ribbon)
Joanna Sheen - happy birthday

Carol x

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Christmas Card Club - apertures

Well I think summer has popped by to say hello today, it's still a tad chilly but it's gloriously sunny. We've spent the afternoon walking the dog around one of the local country parks which was like a quagmire after all the rain we've had!
Another fortnight has been and gone and it was Zoe's turn to choose the theme for the challenge at the Christmas Card Club and she wants to see an aperture. Now I'm not really an aperture sort of person so I've cut mine out of a scalloped circle to create a frame for my image.

The image is from an old Kanban set and is bordered with a purple foil which I didn't want to see. I lined up the two largest scalloped circles and cut a frame which fitted perfectly. The backing paper is from My Mind's Eye and was a magazine freebie. Card is simply finished with some binders twine and a sentiment.
If you'd like to see the cards the other girls have made you'll find the list on my side bar.

Challenges entered:
52 Card Throwdown - nativity scene
CHNC - touch of the blues
Oh La La Creations - ribbon or twine
Christmas Crafting - twas the night before Christmas
Christmas Cards all year Round - Christmas song or Carol (We Three Kings)
Christmas Card Challenges - sketch (which I haven't followed)

Carol x

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Smile please, errm pretty please

Good morning all. Well my MRI scan went okay yesterday - we got held up in traffic en-route but luckily I arrived at the unit just as they finished with the patient in front of me. The worst bit was trying to get a needle in to inject the dye I have to have for the second half of the scan. I just don't have any visible veins so we had two failed attempts in my arms before they finally managed to get in through the back of my hand! Luckily I'm not squeamish about needles! I had to endure 35 minutes inside the scanner but I've learned to close my eyes and just switch off. Hopefully I'll get good news in about two weeks and that will be me for another year.
Another layout from me today, this time a double page of photos taken the same day as the one of me yesterday.

This is me and my brother, he obviously wasn't in a good mood that day lol. The pictures were taken by a photographer who used to come around the houses once a year or so. I've done the layouts in My Memories Suite using a kit called Victorian Dream from LLL Creations. I then exported the two pages and imported them into Craft Artist to make a double page layout.

Challenges entered:
Willow Sketchie - sketch/ 3 different papers

Carol x

Friday, 18 May 2012


Good morning all. Don't know where this week has gone but I don't seem to have achieved very much! The house is still upside down and my kitchen is now being repaired where some of the plaster was cracking...........one day we'll be finished I'm sure!!
Got to go for an MRI scan this afternoon, not looking forward to it in the least as they have to inject me with dye and no one can ever find a vein! I should have been in Feb/March but somehow got missed and my GP has had to chase the surgeon to have me seen.
I've not made any cards this week but I have done some digital scrapping.

This one was produced in My Memories Suite using a kit called "Atta Girl" and features me as the star (roundabout 50 years ago lol). Hark at the wallpaper!! 

Challenges entered:

Carol x

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Aud Sentiments #54 Father's

The current challenge at Aud Sentiments is all about Father's so we want to see some derivative of the word Father on your creations this time. We're being sponsored by Ellephantastic who gave the DT images to work with.

Image is from Ellephantastic, coloured with promarkers and die cut with a square nestie and matted onto a scalloped square. Papers are from We R Memory Keepers and were a magazine freebie. Card is finished with a sentiment, bakers twine and card candy from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Totally Papercrafts - no pesky girls
Allsorts - for a man/boy
Creative Stamp Friends - Father's day
Lollipop Crafts - just for him
The Pink Elephant - dots and stripes
Southern Girls - about the boys
Little Claires - male theme
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Father's Day/masculine
Stampin with the Dragon - male/birthdays
Stamp n Doodle - masculine

Carol x

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Crafting for all Seasons #27 Celebration with buttons and a Blog Hop

Our theme this fortnight is “It’s a Celebration” with buttons.
As it’s our FIRST BIRTHDAY at CFAS we’re having a blog hop to celebrate.  The hop begins and ends on the challenge blog. If you’ve arrived from Carly's blog you’re on the right track, if you’re just popping by to say hello you may want to pop over to the challenge to join in the whole hop.
At each blog you’ll find a letter, once you’ve collected them all leave a comment on the challenge post telling us which word the letters spell. You must leave a comment on each blog as you hop and one commenter on each of the blogs will win a prize, my prize is some ribbons and papers.

We're being sponsored by Meljens and The Digi Garden. I've opted to not to use a sponsor image this time.

I was asked to make some 1st birthday invites for the little girl next door and this is what I came up with. Using a kit from Nitwits called Bear Necessities I prepared the invite digitally in Publisher and printed onto  digital postcards (from Craftwork Cards) then reprinted the label and teddy and decoupaged the front of the invite. 

I've used one of the invites and added some buttons, a heart and a made with love label to the bag I used for packaging the invites.
Close ups of the front and the back of the invite.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the what my team mates have created, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Here is your letter N, now it’s time to pop over to Dawn's blog to carry on the hop. 
If you get lost along the way you'll find a full list for the hop on the challenge post. Enjoy!

Challenges entered:
CRAFT - celebration
Charisma Cards - pink and girly
Shelly's Images - lets get happy
Crafty Mess - pink and cute
Sentimental Sunday - Birthday things beginning with B (bear, buttons, bow, bunting, blue)
The Squirrel and the Fox - one for the girls
Always Something Creative - Birthday party
Divas By Design - tickled pink

Carol x

Monday, 14 May 2012

Whoopsi Daisy - Spring Colours

 It's time for another challenge at  Whoopsi Daisy  and this week it's team A's turn to share their inspiration with you. The theme this week is to Spring Colours.

My image is from sheet #9. I've coloured with promarkers and used antique linen DI in the background. Dies are all from Spellbinders; border punch is from Martha Stewart; backing paper is from First Edition; sentiment stamp from Wild Rose Studio; ribbon from Joanna Sheen and button from Crafty Ribbons.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the team and remember if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image you could win 2 image sheets, 1 sheet will be awarded to a winner using any other image.

Challenges entered:
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - bingo (buttons, ribbon and  flowers)
Digital Tuesday - ribbon and buttons
My Time to Craft - happy healing
Crafts and Me - punches and dies
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Ready Teddy Go - Bingo (ribbon, buttons, punches/dies)
By the Cute and Girly - spring is all around us
Forever Friends - Spring
Fresh Brewed - tic tac toe (die cuts, buttons and ribbon)

Carol x

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Crafting When We Can #18 Steampunk

It's time for a new challenge at CWWC and this time the theme is Steampunk. We're being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and the DT were given images to use. I've used Steam punk Josephine.

Now I have to admit to not being into either steampunk or sassy images so this was a tough one. I ended up doing this digitally in Publisher using Crafty Ann's Rhapsody in Blue kit for both the backing papers and elements. The image is digitally pieced using papers from the same kit.  I haven't printed this yet as my printer was playing up - it may get used for hubby later this month if I don't get round to do anything else!

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the creations of my team mates.

Challenges entered:
Cupcake Craft - oh la la
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Delicious Doodles - try something new (steampunk and sassy)
Polkadoodle - monochromatic
Poodles Parlour - anything goes
CES - anything goes
One Stop Craft - monochrome

Carol x

Friday, 11 May 2012

Crafty Ann's #65 Hide and Seek

It's time for another challenge at Crafty Ann's and this time the theme is Hide and Seek - we'd like to see something hidden on your project (eg journalling).

I've done a hybrid layout this time using one of the pages from an album I made featuring a Christmas spent in Dubai a few years ago. The main layout has been created in My Memories Suite using papers from Ann's Traditional Christmas Kit available from Crafty Ann's Digi Shop and some elements from MMS.  I've printed this out 8x8 and matted onto white card. The base is 12x12 green textured mirri card matted with some paper from Papermania forming a pocket to hold some of our holiday memorabilia. Layout is finished with some tartan ribbon and a Santa suit from my stash.

Hidden feature.

I've attached the top layer with a brad and a velcro fastener.

Sorry for the quality of the above photos, here's the original digi layout which is much clearer.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see Ann and the teams creations, you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
One Stop Craft - celebrations
Paper Pretties - use ribbon
Sparkles Forum - Christmas tree

Carol x

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Good afternoon! What an awful day, it's absolutely tipping it down here and looks set to last the rest of the day.
Sorry for the lack of posting and commenting just now. I've had a busy week with visitors and furniture shifting!  My nephew and his intended came on Monday to talk Wedding invitations so I've been having a play with some samples. I had a friend for lunch yesterday so enjoyed a nice gossipy afternoon over a bottle of wine......not conducive to crafting in the evening!! We're having the lounge re-carpeted tomorrow so have spent today decanting all the furniture etc to elsewhere in the house. Upstairs is still also a work in progress so everywhere is upside down!! Grrrr, I've had a DT project on my desk since Sunday waiting to be coloured and stuck together, I hope I can make it in there tonight.
On a different note Gary (my eldest) had his Mongol Rally team featured in the local rag today - click here if you want to see the article!
Hope to catch up with you all soon.

Carol x

Aud Sentiments #54 Father's

Our next challenge over at Aud Sentiments is Father's, you must use any derivative of Father on your project. We're being sponsored by Ellephantastic.

As I'm on Team B my card won't be revealed until next Thursday, do however in the meantime pop over to see this weeks inspiration from the DT - you won't be disappointed.

Carol x

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Christmas Challenges (with Sketches) # 26

 It's time for our next challenge over at CCWS and we hope you're playing along with us this year and stocking up on those Christmas cards and projects. Sandra has designed the sketch this time and we are being sponsored by Stemplestudio .

Image is a new Stampavie stamp which I choose with a voucher I won recently, coloured with promarkers and glittered up with Glamour Dust. Papers are from Papermania and were all found in my bit box. The silver mesh I've had for years and the sentiment and pearls are from my stash.

You will have to pop over to the challenge blog to see the sketch for yourself, remember to check out the inspiration of the other DT members whilst you're there. 

Challenges entered:
Stampin for the Weekend - lots of layers
Christmas Cards all Year Round - inpsired by Christmas Carol/song (Frosty the Snowman)
CBGM - stripes and dots
CHNC - stripes
Incy Wincy - spots and dots
Shopping our Stash - use 3 or more DP's (C13)
Creative Craft - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - cute, cute, cute

Carol x

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Christmas Card Club - Ribbons and Lace

Gosh aren't the weeks flying by - it'll soon be Christmas at this rate! Never mind I'll have all my cards done in time as it's time to share my latest Christmas Card Club make. I got to choose the theme this time and I've asked the girls to use ribbon and lace (real or faux) on their cards. Here's mine:

Decoupage is from Joanna Sheen, I love her vintage Christmas images. Die cuts are from Spellbinders. Swiss dots border folder from Cuttlebug. Ribbon, lace and pearls from my stash.
And a side image to show the dimension.

Challenges entered:
Craft your Passion - lots of texture
Lexi's Creations - lace and ribbon
Anything Goes - things with wings
My Mum's Craft Shop - embossing
Jingle Belles - embossing
Phindy's Place - vintage
Stamp Man - favourite technique (decoupage)
Mishelflo's - celebration
Truly Scrumptious - distress, die cut/punches

Carol x

Saturday, 5 May 2012


Hi! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It's a lovely day here but a tad on the chilly side.
I finally got around to making some cards last night and managed three (two of which fought all the way and I'm not overly happy with the outcome of either) and this one which came together in about 15 minutes!

The image is from Delicious Doodles, die cut with a Spellbinders oval nestie and mounted onto a scalloped nestie. The gorgeous lace is from Joanna Sheen and comes in three different colours - I had to have all three! Ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Delicious Doodles - Bingo (ribbon, DD image and pearls)
Joanna Sheen - flower power
Cutie Pie Challenge - monochromatic
Crazy Amigo - flowers
Divas by Design - monochromatic
Paper Pretties - flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - favourite embellishment (lace/ribbon/pearls)
Allsorts - black and white

Carol x

Happy Scrappers May Challenge - anything goes

Well it's the first Saturday of the month so it's time to say welcome to the first of our monthly challenge here at Happy Scrappers. I'm delighted to have been chosen for the design team and I hope you enjoy my layouts.
Our theme this time is Anything Goes so we hope to see lots of layouts from you all.
Here's my inspiration.

This layout was done in Craft Artist Platinum using a kit available from Daisy Trail. I followed a sketch from Stuck on You Sketches. The photo is my eldest who is nearly 22 so I'm only a little behind with my scrapping!!

This is the sketch I followed.

You have a month to enter the challenge and our next one will go live on the 2nd June. Hope you can join us.

Challenges entered:
Stuck on You - sketch
Our Craft Lounge - scrap page

Carol x

Friday, 4 May 2012

Oh Boy

A good morning to you all, hope the weather is being kind to you wherever you are.
Another layout from me today.

Created in My Memories Suite using a discontinued kit called Oh Boy and a Birthday Frame from LLL Creations which was part of my winnings earlier this week. This is my middle son who's almost 20 now - I hope to catch up with my scrapping before Christmas (not sure which Christmas though!).

Challenges entered:
My Memories -  the number five
Celebrate the Occasion - male birthday + circle
Lasting Memories - treasure hunt
Rainbow Lady - memories

Carol x

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Aud Sentiments #53 Anything Goes

The current challenge over at Aud Sentiments is Anything goes with any sentiment, plus we have a DT call. We're being sponsored by Wild Rose Studios. The DT were given images to work with and here is my card.

Image has been diecut with a deckled rectangle nestie and matted onto a scalloped rectangle. I've coloured with promarkers and the sentiment is from my stash. Backing papers are from Wild Rose Studio also. Card is finished with pearls, ribbon and bakers twine from my stash.

You still have a week to enter the challenge so what are you waiting for lol!

Challenges entered:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Happy Birthday
Secret Crafter - cute and fluffy
Creative Inspirations - animal antics (C10)
Simon Says Stamp - birthday
Craft us Crazy - fav stamp company (Wild Rose Studio is one of them)
Addicted to Stamps - mother's day or women
OSAAT - here comes summer
Paper Sundaes - ribbon and pearls
LEJ - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - springtime

Carol x