Wednesday, 24 August 2011

I'm back!!!!!!

Morning, I'm back !!, not that I have been away, but I don't seem to have had 10 minutes to get on my blog (or anybody elses), but this week I intend to make time!!!.
I hope everyone is well, and busy making cards.   I am determined to start my christmas cards in the next couple of weeks, else before you know it the decs will be going up and still no cards made!!.  Ooooops.
Anyway, here is a card I have made using one of my favourite stamps.
I just adore this penny black stamp.  I have used it numerous times, and everytime I get a request to make a card with this stamp it just makes me smile :-)

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great bank holiday weekend, and if you are going away I hope you have nice weather.
Big Hugs
Caroline xxx

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Hello.  I hope you are all well, and staying safe.  Why, why, why people are causing trouble like this I dont think we will ever really know.  Anyway, here in South Lincolnshire we are away from all the riots, and the farmers are busy combining, while I am busy working and trying to get my commissioned cards all done in time.  The next thing on my list is to start making christmas cards, but I never seem enthusiastic in starting them when the sun is shining!!.  Is anyone else like that???.

Todays card is not a christmas card, but one my Nan asked me to make for her Great Grandson.
Its an 8"x8" card, that I matt and layered using DCWV paper from my stash. The LOTV image is stamped on card that I have die-cut using a spellbinders nestabilitie, and again matt and layered this.  The image was coloured in with promarkers (before spectrum noirs), and distress ink used around the edges.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut out the buttons, and then fed string through them.  I then die-cut his name and age out of chipboard, and coloured it.

Thank you for stopping by and saying hello.  Take care xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 7 August 2011


Hello, I am sorry I have not been about for a few days, but things have been a bit hectic, and then we went away to Manchester to Old Trafford to see Johns beloved Manchester United.  We had great seats to watch Paul Scholes testimonial match, and even I enjoyed it!!!!.  I got John the tickets to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary.

Talking of anniversaries, I am sharing this card with you that I had to make for an order.  Its a 55th Wedding Anniversary card!!!!.

I used white pearl card and silver mirror card.  I used grand nestability 11 to get the shape of the card.  The numbers are from the cute companions range and then green and silver glitter was used to colour them in.  A martha stewart punch was used for the stopper on the easel and then I used my cricut to cut out congratulations.  I then added die cut hearts and some flowers. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Take care xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Mixed bag!!

Hello hope you are all well.  Today here in Lincolnshire its been a mixed bag of weather.  Blue sky and the sun out this morning, cloudy this afternoon, then stormy sky, heavy downpours and thunder.  So this afternoon was the perfect time to sort out my new favourite crafty spectum noirs!!!.  I love them already, even though I have not had much time to play.
This Molly Bloom was my first attempt with them. It is easier to create more shade with them.

I like to be organised (well in a fashion), so my hubby, John has made a storage unit for my aquamarkers, promarkers and spectrum noirs.  I am sooooo pleased with it, and finding the colours I need is so easy.  I even have a few spare holes for if any more colours come out.

I thought I would share a card that I made for our friends wedding anniversary in July.
Its a LOTV stamp called "The Little Things" which I coloured in using my promarkers.  I distressed around the edge of the image and as you can see matt and layered, with foundations paper, and another one from my stash.  I used a Martha Stewart punch along one edge of my matts, and I thought the pearls just finished it off.  (sorry the photo is on its side).

Well I must go and get practising with my speccies.   Bye xxxxx