Friday, 12 September 2014


Hello again.....hows things ....don't you just love this time of year, i know i do.
not too hot, fresh mornings and lovely evenings, trees changing colour....
yep my favourite.
my second favourite time is Christmas !! love the twinkle of lights and the snow, better if i don't have to drive in it though, LOL
ok enough of me rambling here is my DT card for our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ
the theme is  
CAS (Clean and Simple)

well i think i have just added just that, not much on here at all and also a very quick card!
i have used the dies from tonic 
and the fab candle image from one of our sponsor this week,
our other sponsor this week is 

thanks for your visit today
Have a lovely weekend 
x Carol x

Friday, 5 September 2014

One for the Boys

Hiya blog friends.... well i bet you are all glad the kids are back to school and things can get back to normal.
i used to love having the house to myself just after they went back, aaah peace....tidy house .....TV to myself
does that sound about
ok now onto my to days card which is my DT card for CRAFTY CATZ but also my inspiration post at Crafty Ribbons inspiration blog 
The ribbon is Twill tape you can find HERE this is buttermilk colour ...which is great for male cards!
which brings me to the  theme at CRAFTY CATZ 
This is a Bugaboo image which is who our lovely sponsor is this week
The backing paper is from BEARLY-MINE DESIGNS here 
load of old brick 
My corner die is a spellbinders and i have heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.
thanks for stopping by today
Have a good weekend
x Carol x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Love this time of year

Hi there...well another month over and we are moving into Autumn... and that's our theme this month at BEARLY-MINE design blog 
Autumnal colours 
I have used these fab papers Fall Fancy 

I have made the flowers using a stamp, which i really love at the moment, the corners have been die cut with a spellbinders die and then used embossing powder, then heat embossed . 

Hope you can play along with us,
why not pop on over for some inspiration from the  rest of DT 
x carol x

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Birthday celebration

Morning friends ....
ooh the weather is wet today here in the North East.
think i may get some crafting done, need to make some samples for Crafty Ribbons new ribbons! 
Now speaking of CRAFTY RIBBONS its our BIRTHDAY 
we have lots of prizes and ribbons to give away, we are also moving to be a fortnightly challenge blog,
so more time to play along with us.
My DT card today is using a lovely birthday image from one of our sponsors which is BUGABOO 

The ribbons are new at CR, very bright and cheerful and can be found on their web site 
My flowers are a die cut which i got free in paper craft mag and also the birthday stamp was a freebie too!
along with the gorgeous papers....
Have a lovely weekend 
stay safe 
adding my card too
Crafty Girls chall...Anything goes 
Cute card Thursday...Anything goes
My heart Pieces....use digi image
Seize the Birthday......Birthday card plus an option

x Carol x

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Celebration time

Morning friends...well Crafty Ribbons have been on a 3 week break but we are back! 
so i do hope you pop on over and join in the challenge for this week which is
we would love to see milestone birthdays/wedding/ etc
I have used this Crafters companion image from Bo Bunny CD
hes cute don't you think?
The flowers are made out of white vellum but they look a little grey on the top photo.
i have stamped and heat embossed them. 

Ribbon is of course from Crafty Ribbon store 
Organza ribbon and with love sentiment ribbon. 

my cards / blog posts will be a little rare over the next week or two as having a break for couple of weeks from
Have a lovely weekend

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Inspiration time

Hello again fancy seeing you
Today its my turn to share with you some Inspiration using BEARLY-MINE  digi papers.
I have used the simple stripes and the simple dots
you can find them both HERE  
The ribbon is from CRAFTY RIBBONS ..which is the wire edge ribbon, so keeps its shape perfectly !! you will find my tree over there also on the Inspiration blog too 

This is the first topiary tree i have made ....
just need to do another 9...yes 9 as they are for my grand-daughters christening
for the tables..
I found the template on e-bay
and thought it would work out cheaper to make these then all the other table decorations out there.
Hope you have a good day 
x Carol x

Friday, 15 August 2014

Recycle Time

Morning my friends in blog world.....are you looking forward to the weekend, i know i am,
i think i am in need of a weeks holiday or two, speaking of holidays
Crafty Catz will be having two weeks hols after this weeks challenge which is 
Recycle it

well this is what i recycled...this was one of those boxes where you get on on top of each other and each one has something in it like cake or biscuits, usually about five boxes in all. we got them of the consultants at work last Christmas , i was more over the moon with the boxes than the contents,
looks a little boring  i know 

but look at it now... 

All flowers are hand made from stamps and the butterflies are also from a stamp,added glossy accents to them, which did make the red Tim holtz  ink go brighter than it was, so needed to add more red in than planned but overall i am pleased with it!!
Edges round box also stamped, was a free gift in the latest paper craft mag....
its one of Sheena Douglas.
Already found someone to give it to, that's if i can!!
 as i really like this one...
may have to make another one then..tehe 
Our sponsor this week is 
Thanks for stopping by
I too will be having a couple of weeks off from Craft DT as well as Crafty catz  DT so my blog will be a little less busy than normal.
take care and stay safe...
x Carol x