Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #112

Good morning Crafters, hope you are all well and having a lovely weekend.

It's time for another challenge over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp  and this weeks gorgeous sketch has been designed by Sam, isn't it lovely!

We are sponsored this week by Sweet Stamps

Here's my card...

I used: 
Graduation Louie - DigiStamp Boutique
 paper - from stash
 Pro & flex markers & Chalks
Spellbinders dies
Stars - cut on silhouette

The DT team have made some gorgeous creations, pop over to the SS&S Blog and check them out. 

Hope you will join us, can't wait to see what you create with this fab sketch.

I would like to enter the following:

DigiStamp Boutique - June competition
Crafter's Companion  - time to embellish (stars)

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Friday, 22 June 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #20

Good Morning Crafters,
Well we've had a little bit of sunshine this week, hasn't it been lovely. Fingers crossed we'll get a bit more. I've got a free weekend this week so I shall get the housework done a quick as possible then time to play!! YIPEE

It's time for a new challenge over @ FSC and this week Christine has designed a lovely sketch for us to follow.

We have a great sponsor this fortnight - the lovely Mayzy Art

She is offering a fabulous 5 digis to the winner of  this week's challenge.

Here's my card

I used:
McKenzie image from  Mayzy Art.
Shabby princess  papers
Pro & flexi markers, Spec's & Chalks
Spellbinders die
Butterflies cut on silhouette & glittered
Button & twine from stash

Hope you will join us this week, as always my super talented teamies have made some wonderful cards to inspire everyone, pop on over and check them out here

I would like to enter the following:

Crafty Catz Weekly challenge -  Pastel colours
Stamping for the Weekend - show us your style
Divas by design - to "die" for
Crafts & Me challenge - anything goes

Have a great week
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Thursday, 21 June 2012


Good Afternoon,

I've been a bit quiet of late due to sharing my laptop with my Daughter as hers is poorly.
I've had a training day at work today and got out a bit early so have come home, got myself a cuppa and sat down to post this.

I have used a cute stamp from LOTV, isn't it just a lovely image. I have coloured it in with Spectrum Noirs, fleximarkers & a little chalk. The bunting was cut out on the silhouette and distressed with Tea Dye distress ink, as was the dream ticket. I have put a strip of fabric vintage ribbon across the centre and embellished this with bakers twine.

I would like to enter the following:

Delicious Doodles - For the Fellas
Totally Gorjuss  - Holiday
My Mum's Crafts Challenge - About the Boy's

Thank You for stopping by and your lovely comments

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Ellie Elephant

Good Evening,

I'm a bit late today and have been a little quiet of late. This is because my Daughter's laptop is still poorly so we are sharing mine, I get withdrawal symptoms and when I get a chance to use it I don't know what to do first.

Anyway onto my card & today it is one that I was asked to do by a friend of a friend. She picked the image which is  Ellie Elephant by Stamposaurus, I used spectrum noirs & chalk to colour it in & cut it out leaving a little border all the way round. The numbers were cut out on the silhouette in a pattered paper and a shadow in silver mirri. The image, number & sentiment have been raised onto an embossed background.

I would just like to say a bit thank you to Polka Doodles who gave me 2nd place for my Patriotic Nelly card in their challenge Regal colours - Diamond Jubilee. What a surprise, I was chuffed thank you

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Monday, 11 June 2012

For my Daddy

Good morning,

Another wet one here in Northampton after quite a nice weekend. I'm back at work today after a week off  :(

My card today is yet another using the elephant  image from Crafters companion. I have coloured him in with spectrum noirs & ckalks. The papers are from the Portobello  range from papermania (stars as well) That have been mounted onto red navy & mirri card, the centres of the stars are the the waste form a spellbinders die in the same red card

I would like to enter the following:

Cupcake craft challenge - red, white & blue
Dream valley challenge - for that special guy
One stop craft challenge - Father's Day
Card makin' Mamas - Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like what you see.
Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #110

Good morning,

Time for a new challenge over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp pop on over & look at the wonderful creations from talented DT team.

Here is my card
The image is from our Robyn's Fetish our lovely sponsor this week which has been coloured in with spectrun noirs, pro & flexi markers. The papers are from Raspberry Road cute as a button range which I have mounted onto gold mirri & dark grey pearlesant card. The bunting was cut on the silhouette & stamped with alphabet stamps from dimension fourth. The butterflies were also cut on the silhouette coloured & glittered with glamour dust.

This week Emma has designed us a super sketch for us to play with.

Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish

Robyn's Fetish Designs

Get creating , can't wait to see your wonderful creations

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Friday, 8 June 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #19

Good Morning,

Time for a new challenge over @ Friday Sketch Challenge pop on over & look at the great DT card's for inspiration.

Here's my card.
The image is from digistamp boutique Funtime Dan collection which has been coloured in with spectrum noir, pro & flexi markers. The background football image & stripey blue paper is printed from the woodland friends CD from Do Crafts. All other bits & pieces are from my stash

This week we have another great sponsor  
who is giving the winner 3 digi's of their choice

Here is Jacqueline's great sketch for you to play with, have fun!!!
Don't forget to link your entry by midnight on Thursday 21st June

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

A Little Bird Told Me.....

Good evening,

Have you all enjoyed the celebrations this weekend? Back to normality now.
I would like to say a big thank you for all your lovely comments & a big hello to my new followers.
I find that crafters are wonderful caring people who love to share their talents, hints & tips with everyone.

My card today is for an engagement. I've used a digistamp boutique image that has been coloured with spectrum noirs & the hearts have been glittered with glamour dust. The paper is from the Do Crafts Pampered Pets range. I have used card candy & ribbon to embellish.

Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Love & Kisses

Good morning,

Another wet day here in Northampton, hopefully it will dry up later.

Today's card is a quickie, I have printed off an image from Do Crafts "Especially for you" CD. It has been cut out with a spellbinders circle die and has been mounted onto a scalloped circle that has had distress ink applied to the edges. The papers are from Nitwits which again have been mounted onto a mat that has been distressed with the same distress ink. A sentiment has been added direct to the paper and a bit of bling has been added to finish off.

I would like to enter the following:

Crafty creations - Circles


Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments
Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Patriotic Nelly

Good Morning,

Well a little break for us all and hopefully a bit of play time. Hope the weather stays nice (although it's raining here this morning) for all the street parties that are taking place over this holiday.

My card today is in keeping with all the union jacks about at the moment. I have added a crafters companion image (again) which was coloured with spectrum noirs & chalks. The bunting was cut on the silhouette and has had distress ink added to the edges and stamped with an alphabet set from dimension fourth. Bakers twine has been threaded through the holes to string the word together. A distressed die cut border has been used across the centre which has had ribbon and brads added to it for that finishing touch

I would like to enter the following:

Celebrate the occasion - anything goes
Cupcake craft challenge - Royalty
Creative craft challenge - red white & blue
My Mum's craft shop - red white & blue
Lili's Little Fairies - anything goes
MAWTT - cool britannia
Polka Doodles - Regal colours Diamond Jubilee

Enjoy the bank holiday
Happy crafting
Carole xXx