Friday, 21 October 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge

 The theme for this fortnight challenge, here at Winter Wonderland
has been chosen by our lovely Teamie, Marie.

You have a choice of two themes which are,

Frosty (Either cold colours like blues, icy or snowmen)
Well Wrapped Up 

We have 2 sponsors for this fortnight challenge,
both with great prizes for you to win.

Firstly, Marianne Designs.
They are giving you a Special Prize!

Then we have have Bugaboo Digi Stamps.
Their prize is 7 Digi images!!

I'm afraid the photos are not very good, as it has been 
raining so much and very dark days.
I lightened it as much as I could with my photo program.

I have chosen Frosty - Snowmen.

For my DT project I made this 'Snow' wall hanger.
The snowmen are Lili Of The Valley stamps, coloured
with Distress Inks. 

I coated the letters with a home made paste.
The snowmen have been cut out and 3D onto the letters
after they had dried out.

I die cut loads of snowflakes of various sizes and designs. 
I then coated them with glitter.

I also added die cut sentiments.

I finally added glitter onto the paste.

Now it's over to you to choose which theme you wish to follow 
and make your beautiful cards and enter them into our challenge.
Then we can visit your blog and leave you a comment
so you know we have been.

Good luck and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!!



Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Christmas Makes

The week before last I did 3 Craft Fairs.
I sold so much, that I have hardly been out of my craft room since!!
I have also got a few orders for large projects to do.

Here are just a few 'Smalls' for my Christmas Craft Fairs.

On all of the boxes I have used the gorgeous text ribbons

On this little one, I also used their 'Holly Ribbon'.

There is a link to Crafty Ribbons HERE and 
at the top and the bottom of this post.

The next 4 boxes I made from scratch and also added a gift in each.
I sold 3 of the boxes below!

I had some wooden coasters I made with my Brother-in-law.
So just to use them up, I painted a winter scene and added  a
clay snowman I made and die cut trees.

I used the Crafty Ribbon around the edge and as the hanger.

I hope this gives you some ideas to use text ribbon.

They also have some amazing and beautiful ribbons. 
All at very reasonable prices. Some are exclusive, so will 
make your projects very different.
Check them out HERE.

You can also win some on their challenge blog.
HERE is the link to the blog.

Don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!!

I will post a couple of bigger makes soon.
Thanks for stopping by and I love 
reading your messages.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Crafty Ribbons Challenge

A new challenge for you to join in and all you need to do,
is to enter your card/project using the theme:-

Using Sepia Tones and using Ribbon too.

The theme this week was chosen by Kelly.

You could win a fabulous prize from Crafty Ribbons.

Don't forget there must be ribbon somewhere on your entry, 
to qualify to be entered into the draw.

I have used papers from my stash and added

I will look forward to visiting your blogs and I 
will leave you a message so you know I have been.

So good luck and don't forget, you have to be 
in it to win it!!

Carol xxxx

Friday, 30 September 2016

Lacy Lady

Oops!! Forgot I had scheduled this one!! 
So much going on at the moment.
Had a friend staying for a few days and went home on Wednesday.
So lovely to see her.

We also bought a new car!

And I won 2 big reels of ribbon from
Papercraft Essentials Magazine!!

I have had this set on Kanban stamps for years and it's the
first time I have used this one!!

I have used the Lace from Crafty Ribbons on this card,
as I did on my DT box.

I coloured her with Distress Inks and did try to get 
the fur trim to look a bit like fur!!
Not too sure if I did or not!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget we have some
stunning ribbons to win at the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
You have 2 weeks to enter.


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Crafty Ribbons Challenge

A new challenge at Crafty Ribbons.
The theme is 
Must Use A Ribbon.

I have used Lace as a ribbon around my box.
This Lace is my favourite and is called Vulcan Viscose Lace - Grey.
You can see it Here and there are other colours too.

Here is a close up of it as it's so beautiful, I love it.
It still pains me to cut it but one just has to sometimes!!

Looking forward to seeing your lovely makes and
visiting your blogs.
I will leave a message so you know I have been.

Good luck and hope you will be the winner of an amazing prize.

Carol xxxx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Angel and Ribbons

This is a very sweet post.... I think it is anyway!!

I have used a Lili of the Valley precoloured image.

The sentiment ribbon and also the parcels ribbon at the bottom,
are from the new Christmas ribbons from

Check them out as you won't know 
which ones to buy!!!......Buy them all!!Lol!

I will be posting more of them over the next week or so.

There are some amazing sentiment ribbons, with every
message you could want to add to your cards or projects.

Great images too, that will make a card or gift tag
on their own.

Check them out, you won't regret it!

Carol xxxx

Friday, 23 September 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Our new challenge at Winter Wonderland
starts today for 2 weeks.
So you have plenty of time to enter the challenge.

There are two themes for you to choose from.
One is the Sketch below.

The other theme is Tic Tac Toe. 
You choose a line to use on your card and nothing else.

I chose Tic Tac Toe, line Snowflake, Blue and Ribbon.

The ribbon I used is from Crafty Ribbons, one of our Sponsors.

We have 2 sponsors for this challenge too.
Firstly Crafty Ribbons, who are giving
a very generous £10 voucher.

They have just launched an amazing range of Christmas
Ribbons. Fab designs and some are exclusive to them.
So pop over and see what you will spend the voucher on,
if you are the lucky winner!

The next Sponsor is Beccys Place.
Another generous Sponsor, giving the lucky winner 3 Digis.
So make sure you visit Beccy's Place and see which
three Digis you would like, if you win.

Looking forward to seeing you entries and visiting your blogs
to leave you a message of thanks for joining us.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck if you are
joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Big hugs

Carol xxxx

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

What a Day!!

We have just had one of the maddest days!!!

I had a friend around to do some crafting. Then another 
male friend dropped in.  No problem with that.

Then the phone went and they said it was our 
bank's fraud department!!
As there are so many scams around at the moment,
we thought it was one and put the phone down. 
Hubby called the bank and gave them the number 
that they had called from 
and they said it wasn't their number and to
just keep an eye on our account.

Hubby went to pay our car insurance on the phone 
and our credit card was declined!!
He called the bank again and they said the number 
was correct and it turned out that somebody 
was using our credit card online.
They had used it twice in the same shop and tried 
a third time but it was refused.
Fortunately our bank thought it was a bit odd, so declined it.

I know we have got the money back but we now have to get a 
new credit card. We then have to change our card details 
with all the places we are registered with!!



I know this is not the normal card we would post but
I do have to make quite a few of these for my charity.

I bought the Inkylicious tree stamp at Thetford Craft Fair
a couple of weeks ago.

I do love their stamps as they are such good quality.

Well I hope you day was a bit better than mine!!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving you lovely messages.

Carol xxxx

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Castle in the Sky

Just a very quick post, as we have just come home
from having lunch at a pub with friends.

All for of us have our birthdays within 3 weeks of each other!
Due to holidays we were a bit late celebrating.

This is my new, reduced in size, Fairy clock design.
The big one took so long to make.
Still using two of my favourite Lili of the Valley fairy stamps.

The castle is a Sweet Dixie Die, which I cut out a few times to 3D it.

Click on it for a closer look, but please do not copy.

I must also welcome Plony to my blog and thank you for taking the 
time to visit and to following me. Hope you stop by often.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely message,
which are truly appreciated and enjoyed.

Big hugs,


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Happy Birthday At Crafty Ribbons

This is my card for the challenge this week at Crafty Ribbons.

Can you believe that this card was made just with
Ribbons and Buttons?!!!

I wish I could have it at 'Extra Large' setting
and you could see the amazing detail.
Click on it and the close up pic is brilliant!

Happy Birthday
 is the theme for this challenge
and please remember
to get your entry into the draw, you must have 
a ribbon somewhere on your entry.

This is the bundle of ribbons you could win

The ribbons I used are 

The Buttons are also from Crafty Ribbons.
The can be found Here in the Basics 2 Go.

Pop over to the Crafty Ribbons blog and you can see
the beautiful cards made by my teamies.

Good luck and don't forget....Ribbon!!

Just a quick message to give you a heads up on the 
Christmas ribbon, now available on our web site Here

There is a  stunning selection available and you will love all of them!!