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Friday, 29 July 2016

Winter Wonderland Mega August Challenge

This is the last challenge until 26th August at Winter Wonderland.

Our host for this Mega Challenge is our lovely Marlene.

Two themes for you to choose one or mix them both together.
First one is 
Show Us Your Gold/Silver
Use An Embossed Background.

I had hoped to do both but my die cutting machine broke on me, 
so was unable to emboss the background.

I have used a Digi from A Day For Daisies called Mr Snowman.

They are one of 3 Sponsors we have for this challenge.
Details below pictures.

I coloured him with my Inktense Pencils for a change.

I added snow with my 3D glue and topped it with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter.
The charm was from my stash.

Our very generous sponsors are, in no particular order:

Their prize is a£10 voucher to use in their shop

Their prize is also a £10 voucher to spend in their shop

Their prize is an £8 voucher to use in their shop

You can enter up to 3 cards only per person.
So good luck and get those cards in and don't forget
you have to be in it to win it!!

PS: My replacement machine arrived today. I ordered it on the 18th July, 
It was dispatched on the 21st July. 
It had to travel for 1 hour from the shop to my home.

They said it would be delivered between 22nd and 26th July.
It arrived today, after me putting in a complaint.
I had paid £5.75 for the delivery charge. (Company have refunded that)

I still don't understand why it should take so long to travel 1 hour!!!
I was getting concerned, as I have a wedding order to deliver on Tuesday
and I couldn't finish it without the machine.

If inspiration would be helpful, pop over to 
the challenge page and you will see all my Teamies 
wonderful works of art.

I am looking forward to seeing your amazing entries
and visiting your blogs.

Big hugs,
Carol xxxx

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Pink and Girly - Crafty Ribbons Challenge No: 161

Pink and Girly, an easy theme for you to join in the 
challenge this week at Crafty Ribbons.
A great prize available as always.
Pop over to see the great prize surprise!!

Oh! Don't forget to add your ribbon!!

 I have used a Stamping Bella image and coloured her with Copics.

The Happy Birthday Ribbon is called
Click on the name and you can go straight to the ribbon!

It's brilliant ribbon, so easy to use and available in loads of colours.

I added Stickles on the parcels and her dress.

Pop over to the challenge here.
You can see all the stunning designs from my Teamies.
Sure to inspire you!

Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the challenge.

Thanks for your lovely messages. It's great to know you have stopped by,
so I can then I can return the compliment.



Tuesday, 19 July 2016


Just a quick post today.
A little wooden box I made...well not the box itself,
just decorated it!!

My fave crackle effect on the top.
Added a few flowers from Hobbycraft and of course,
a Marianne designs butterfly die.

The wooden heart was from my stash, as is the paper.

The beautiful lace is from Crafty Ribbons.
The quality of this lace is far better than most I have seen.
You really have to see and handle it.

The paper I used for the inside is a Kirsty Allsop paper pad.

There a lot of new ribbons over at the Crafty Ribbons store
and all at very good prices.
As a ribbon addict myself, I think I know my ribbons.
They certainly come into the 'Stroke, Look At' and 
put back in the box category!!
It really hurt me to cut into this lace! Lol!!

Can't believe it but my die cutting machine has broken. 
A Couture Creations A4 folder got stuck in the machine. 
For some reason they have the join on the sides, 
which makes them wider than the plates.
If you don't get them in perfectly, they get stuck which mine did.
Just had to order a new machine!!
Not a happy bunny!!

Thanks for popping in and leaving me your lovely messages.
Will visit you back too.

Carol xxxx

Friday, 15 July 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Exciting Changes

for the next few months, we have now changed the challenge
themes, from one, to a choice of two themes.

The lovely Kath chose the themes this week.

One being 'Carol Singers' and 
the 2nd choice is 'Make A Scene'.
You can even join the two and have a scene
with the singers (animal or people).

I have chosen to use a Lili of the Valley stamp
of Carol Singers.
Coloured with my favourite Distress Inks.

I love the little dog joining in too!

We have 2 generous Sponsors this week.

Our 1st Sponsor is 
and the prize is a brilliant £10 voucher.

The 2nd Sponsor is A Random Fan
who are giving a £10 voucher to spend in their store.

So join in the fun and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it.
We all like to increase our stash.

For added inspiration, pop over to see my teamies
wonderful cards made just for you.

Thanks for stopping by. Please let me know you've been.

Carol xxxx

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

All at Sea!!

These are plaques I painted yesterday.
I first did 3 for the Craft Fair I did at the hotel last week 
and I sold 2 straight away, much to my surprise.

They are just painted onto some MDF that I had and hubby
drilled the holes for me.

I made 6 in total yesterday and all are slightly different.
The beach huts are all different colour combos.

Back to making an order for a big fairy clock.
Then onto an order for two wedding keepsake boxes.

Our garden is a tip at the moment, so can't do 
any more work out there.
The landscapers have taken up all the grass today
and most of the slabs went last week.
I will post a few pics that I have taken every day.

Thanks for visiting and love reading you comments.
Always makes me a smile.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Crafty Ribbons Challenge

Hi All,
A new Crafty Ribbons Blog Challenge starts today.

The theme is 
Things With Wings
and of course, using Ribbons or Lace on your project.

I chose to use a Lili Of The Valley stamp.

I have used the the gorgeous ribbon

She has been coloured with Distress Inks and Stickles.

The prize from Crafty Ribbons is a very generous
pack of ribbons.
For inspiration, pop over to our blog
and check out the stunning cards from my Teamies.

So join in the fun and you never know the winner could be you!

Thanks for popping in and please leave me a message
so I know you have been and I will return the favour.

Carol xxxx 

Friday, 1 July 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Hi all,
Thanks for stopping by, as today we are launching a new
challenge at Winter Wonderland.

Our host this week is the amazing Kath, who chose the theme
Snow Much Fun 
(Things You Do In The Snow)

I have chosen a Lili Of The Valley stamp and coloured 
it with Derwent Inktense pencils for a change.
 The penguins are so adorable.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is

Gosh I do miss popping into their shop! My friend Vanessa works there.
Their generous prize for this weeks winner is
A £10 voucher.

I love looking in my box of Christmas cards!
Very happy that I have so many ready for the day!!

So if you want to get ahead and have a chance to win a great prize too, 
pop over to Winter Wonderland and join in the fun.

Looking forward to seeing your lovely cards or projects.

Carol xxxx