Sunday, 31 March 2013

The last of my Easter Cards


Happy Easter everyone hope you are enjoying the day.. It was a bit rotten losing an hours sleep so will need an early night tonight to recover. This is the Easter card I made for my very best friends Val and Ed. It was something I did at one of my craft classes I do enjoy parchment craft but it is very time consuming and I am by no means an expert.


Card Recipe

Blank scalloped card and frame Craftwork Cards
Parchment image
Bakers Twine docrafts
Flowers Wild Orchid Craft
Tag stamped and embossed
Marianne die
Papers and charm from stash
Thanks as always for taking time to  look  Happy Easter everyone.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Another Easter Card

Hi everyone hope you are enjoying the start  of the Easter weekend. This is the Easter card the I sent to my cousin and his wife its such a cute image.
I also wanted to  tell you all that yesterday I won a prize draw competition from Jacques Sweet Sunday draw I am so lucky and I cannot wait for the goodies to  arrive from America.  I will post a photo when they arrive there is loads of craft things.

Card Recipe

 Papers Docrafts and Tim Holtz
Image LOTV coloured with Promarkers
Flowers Wild Orchid Craft and Hobby Craft
Ribbon and Lace my local craft store Boyes
Pearl Brad The Hobby House
Sentiment computer generated
Sewing Machine
Viva pearl pen lavender
Thank you for looking at my Blog and enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.
PS I still need more followers so if you  would like to  follow my Blog I would be delighted to have you join  Carole x


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Easter card for Fiona and Martin

This is the Easter card I have given to  Fiona and Martin my Son and Daughter in Law. I made the quilled design at my Craft Group a few weeks ago and finished it while we were on  holiday at the cottage in the Peak District. It is a lovely Easter Design even though it takes ages to  complete. The corners are very effective. I gave it to them when they visited last weekend and they loved it.

Card Recipe

Blank card Craftwork Cards
Papers download of the month Crafters Companion
Green handmade paper art shop in the Grassmarket Edinburgh
Metal charm Ross paper craft  show
Madeira Corner Memory Box
Quilling papers and ribbon from my stash
Sentiment freebie from Netty's cards (See my sidebar for link)amended to show names.

We have still got the snow I cannot wait for warm weather.  Hope you enjoy looking at my card and have a good Easter weekend.

Keep warm and thanks for looking at my blog.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

70th Birthday Card

This is a card I was asked to make by my friend Margaret it is for a 70th birthday. The colours have worked very well and the step card is something different.

Card Recipe

Step card Craftwork Cards
Stamp Pretty Bouquet LOTV coloured with Promarkers
Dies spellbinders Floral Oval, Marianne Leaves
Butterfly Martha Stewart punch
Flowers from stash and Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace local Craft shop Dainty
Pearl trim Hobbycraft
Viva pearl pen cream
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend despite the freezing cold. When will it be warm I've forgotten what warm weather is like and really sick of wearing my winter clothes all the time.
Thanks for looking and following my blog. 

The Golden Girls appear at The Cavern Liverpool


I haven't posted for a couple of days as I've been on a girlie trip to Liverpool with my friends Lorna ,Barbara and Margaret. This is not my usual subject its us all at The Cavern Club listening to Beatles music great fun. We met up with our friend Chris it was lovely to see her and spend a day with her. This is one of her photos

I'll be posting one of my cards later today

Thanks for looking love Carole

Friday, 15 March 2013

Quilled Trinket Box

Hi everyone this is the trinket box I started at my Craft Group yesterday. Thanks to Hazel and Carol I can now achieve these quilled images they taught me everything I can now achieve. I'm sure in time this box will hold some treasure for some special person.
I'm off to the GNPE at Harrogate tomorrow with my Craft friends so hope its not too crowded and there are lots of bargains to be had.
I hope you all enjoy and support Comic Relief tonight such a good cause its dear to me as a few years ago my Contact Centre took some of the calls. It was a night to remember hard work but great fun.  I think my friends Barbara and Lorna still count pledges in  their sleep!! Enjoy the rest of the evening and as always hope you enjoy looking at my Blog.

Box Recipe

Plain Kraft Box from my local craft store Boyes
Quilling papers shades of  lavender and purple free from my craft group.
Fringed Quilling paper in white from a now closed craft shop Daisy Crafts in Whitby
Ribbon Anita's
Lace from my stash
Have a great weekend and keep warm .


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Naming Day card for Sienna

I was commissioned this card by my Son and Daughter in Law as my son was being one of the god parents.(Not sure this is the right term for a naming ceremony maybe its sponsor) Its a beautiful image and I just love the peek a boo ribbon

Card Recipe

Blank Card Craftwork cards
Die cut image LOTV
Dies spellbinders floral oval and scalloped ovals
Leaves Marianne die
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon Hobby craft
Silver baby charm The Hobby House
Sentiments made on my computer
Papers from Stash
Hope you enjoy looking at this card and also at my new header I am slowly adding new things so any comments always welcome Enjoy the rest of the day and thank you for looking at my blog.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

My first attempt at colouring with water colour inks

Hi everyone sorry I haven't posted for a few days but been away in the Peak District on a holiday. Its very cold here today for Mothers Day and we have had some snow flurries. I made this card a couple of weeks ago my first go at colouring with water colour inks.  I'm reasonable pleased but need a bit more practise with the face colours however the image is very cute and I love the colour scheme.

Card Recipe

Whimsey Stamps free in a magazine
Tim Holtz watercolour inks
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace local craft store Boyes
Spellbinder dies circle and scalloped circle
Organza flower,button and papers from stash
Thank you for looking and have a great Mothers Day if you are a Mum if not just enjoy Sunday.