Friday, 30 January 2015

New Winter Wonderland Challenge

Hi everyone,
 
Hope you are all keeping warm, here in the UK. Blimmin' freezing today!!
 
Thanks to all of you that joined in our last Winter Wonderland challenge.
Well done to the winners.
 
We now have another challenge for you, from today for 2 weeks.
 
The theme is
Lots Of Layers.
 
I know, here at Winter Wonderland, our challenges are usually Christmas cards
 but for a few more weeks, any season is welcome.
 
We have 2 great Sponsors for this challenge.
 
Firstly, the amazing Kenny K.
The prize is 3 Digis of the winners choice!!
 
 
 
The second Sponsor is Little Claire
and the prize is TBA.
 
 
I chose this Kenny K. image for my card. She is called Clubkid.
 
I love her attitude and her clothes. They caught my eye and thought she would be fun to colour.
 
 It made such a change to use Lots Of Layers, as I am well into CAS style at the moment.
I must admit, with CAS, it took me a while to accept in my head, that it was ok
not to have so much stuff on a card.
 
This one is still not quite what I call 'Pizza' cards, with loads of embellies!
Just loads of layers!
 

 
 
I coloured her with my usual Distress Inks.
I only added Stickles to the edges of the backing piece edges and on the flourish die cut.
Also, a few tiny gems in the corners.

 
The burlap is actually green in colour. The 'metal gem' in the middle of the bow,
is actually a plastic button. I cut the shank off the back so it would lay flat.
I bought both the assorted buttons and ribbon, from the craft fair last Saturday,
at Sandown Park Racecourse.
The green paper has embossed bird cages and flowers on and was another purchase.
It is a First Edition paper pad called Bird Song.
My resolve, I am afraid, went straight out of the window, not to buy any more papers!!
But is was the only one I bought!!
 

 
 
All other papers are old and from my stash...... Honest!!!:-D
 
Well, over to you now. Get out all those old papers, or even scraps, that you have not used for ages
and create a masterpiece with lots of layers.
 
For even more inspiration, pop over to the Winter Wonderland blog and have a look
at the stunning cards from my amazing teamies.
 
Good luck and get crafting!!
 
I am teaching a class on Saturday, at The Craft Barn in South Nutfield Surrey.
It's using Wild Rose Studio Stamps and Dies. I forgot to take pictures of my samples. So I must try to remember to take my camera with me!
 
Please take a couple of minutes to leave me a message, so I know you have popped in.
I will, of course return the compliment.
 
Hugs,
 
Carolxxxx
 
 
 


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Crafting For All Seasons Challenge 94

Hi, All my blogging buddies.
 
Hope all of you in the UK are keeping warm. It has been freezing over the last few days.
When I speak to my brother-in law in Australia,
I am very jealous when he says how warm it is there!!
 
Today, over at Crafting For All Seasons,
we have our new fortnightly challenge starting.
 
The theme for this challenge is:
 
Things With Wings.
 
Our genorous sponsor for this challenge is
 
 
and the prize is 3 images.
 
 
 
Check out Faery Ink shop here.
 
You will see some stunning images.
Be one step ahead in case you win!!
 
The image I chose is Bee-you-tiful Pixie.
 
Aptly named, as I am sure you will agree, she is really beautiful.
 
 
I loved colouring her with Distress Inks, with Stickles on her wings.
Her eyes are amazing.
 
I cut the shape free hand, as I didn't have a die the shape I wanted!!
 
As you can see, the paper in the background, (free from a magazine, last year I think!),
has the shape on it that I wanted. It's supposed to be honeycomb. 
 
So I traced the shape and then scaled it up with my ruler,
 that has all measurements through the ruler.
 
The bees were in the paper pack too, so I cut them out.
 

I found the bee stamp in my stash. No idea where that buzzed in from!!

Don't know how you keep your stamps. Mine are in files, on acetate,
in punched pockets.
When I am looking for a particular image, I see stamps,
that I can't ever remember buying!!
I didn't really think I would have a bee, so was very surprised that I did!!
 
The sentiments were also in the pack. Very lucky for bee!!Lol!



I can't wait to see your creations.
Things With Wings, gives you such a huge selection of
different things, from fairies, to birds and even planes!!
What are you going to use?!!!
 
If you would like some more inspiration,
take a trip over to Crafting For All Seasons blog.
You will see my wonderful teamies, beautiful pieces of artwork.
 
I would like to welcome my new followers to my little corner and
hope you like what you see.
Please come back soon, as I love reading your messages.
 
Hugs,
 
Carolxx

Friday, 16 January 2015

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Hi All,
 
We have a new challenge starting today at
 
Our Sponsor this week is
 
As their shop is quite near where I live, I know it well!
A friend of mine works there.
 
The prize is a £10 voucher.
 
 
Our theme for this challenge is....
Show Us Some Metal!!
 
So please ensure you have metal somewhere on your card.
It doesn't have to be a Christmas card yet.
 
For my card, I have used a Crafters Companion Stamp,
Angelina Ballerina.
 

I
I have coloured her with Distress Inks. With a sprinkling of Stickles.
 
My 'Metal' is the Ballerina charm. I bought some from a shop,
you know, the one that has just one price for everything!!
 
 
She is rather cute and a fun card.
 
Please pop over to our Winter Wonderland blog
 and check out my teamies wonderful creations. You will be inspired.
 
I will look forward to seeing your cards and your metal!!
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Hugs,
 
Carolxx

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Football Fun.

Hi everyone,
 
Just a quick post that I found in 'Draft'!
 
First though, I would like to welcome my new followers. Thank you for taking the time to join me and I hope you will pop in again soon.
 
I am up to my eyes in making stock cards for my outlets.
They need around 200 -250 cards each. So just a bit busy!!
 
This card is one of them.
Thank goodness that CAS is in vogue!!
 
A Lili of the Valley stamp and coloured with....Distress Inks!! Are you surprised?!!Lol!
 
 
The line just to the right of the ball on the left is a hair! Doh!!
I made him look a bit grubby.



 
 
Well I did say it is a quick one! So I am off back to my desk!
A new baby card needs finishing!
 
Thanks for popping by and please leave a message, so I know you have been.
I will return the favour, of course.
 
Hugs,
 
Carolxx

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Crafting For All Seasons Challenge 93

Hi everyone,
 
I hope this new crafty year, is getting off to a good start for you.
 
I spent Saturday, demoing at The Craft Barn in South Nutfield.
I was with Chris Dark in the studio, just playing with products
and chatting with customers. We had great fun and spent the day laughing for most of the time.
There was a great atmosphere in the place. The customers enjoyed themselves too.
 
Today, is the first Crafting For All Seasons Challenge, for 2015
We are starting with a very generous sponsor,
DigiStamps 4 Joy.
 
The prize is $10 Gift Certificate!
 
www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop
 
The theme for our challenge for the next 2 weeks is.......
Ribbon, Lace and Pearls.
 
My card, is using the gorgeous image from DigiStamps4Joy,
Party Dress Pretties - Patti.
 
She is so sweet and was a joy to colour. I love the little rose detail on her dress.
As you can see, I have of course followed the theme and
added a ribbon, lace trim and 3 pearls.
 

I coloured her with Distress Inks and a touch of Stickles of course.
 



I am looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous cards.
 
If you need even more inspiration, just pop over to Crafting For All Seasons blog and
check out our amazing design teams' masterpieces.
You will not be dissapointed!!
 
Don't forget to pop over to Digistamps4joy's shop too and
see what gorgeous images
you could get, with $10 prize!!!

Thanks for stopping by and thank you in advance, for your lovley comments.
I enjoy reading them so much.

Hugs,

Carol S.xx

Friday, 2 January 2015

Pretty In Pink!

Hi everyone, Happy New Year to you all.

This is my first post for the Winter Wonderland Challenge DT.

The very generous sponsor is Crafty Sentiments
and the prize is 3 of their amazing digi stamps.

http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/

The theme for this weeks' challenge is
Favourite Colour Combo.
This week does not have to be Christmas images.

I have used a new stamp, I bought just before Christmas.
She is 'Best Friends' and is from My-Besties Stamp Sets.
She is great fun to colour and her little friend, is a separate stamp in the set.


I have coloured her with Distress Inks, in my favourite shades
of pink and purples.


I am very excited and honoured, to be part of another amazing,
talented design team.
You must have a look, at the stunning inspiration on the
Winter Wonderland blog here.

If you have time, click on the names of the DT and you will be
linked through to their blogs too.
You won't be disappointed!

So get making a gorgeous card, in your favourite colour combo
and you could have 3 new free digis to play with!

Can't wait to see your designs.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments.
I do love reading them and they always make me smile.

Hugs,
Carolxx