Friday, 11 May 2018

WW Challenge Christmas in the Snow

It's another Winter Wonderland challenge
starting today and ends on Thursday 24th May at 5pm.

Our host is Geesje
and she chose the theme 

Christmas In The Snow


We had a couple of Digis from our Sponsor 
and I chose to use Winter Friends.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

LeAnn's World 101

The winner will receive 2 free Digis from our Sponsor
You can visit Le Ann's Etsy shop here 

LeAnn's drawings are stunning and you will
find it difficult to choose, as they are so fab.

Please remember that all entries must be Christmas cards only.

Pop over to the Winter Wonderland blog
to see all the gorgeous entries from
my amazing Icicles Teamies.

They will certainly inspire you with their designs.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx





Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Here Comes The Bride!!

Hi to my lovely followers.

First a big 'Thank You' to the loyal followers that
leave me such lovely messages.
It makes my day to read them. 

I do so love visiting your blogs and always leave a message.
I thought that's what blogs were for and I am lucky enough
to have made such great friends across the miles too.

I am selling quite a lot of wedding cards at the moment.
I do love making them, as they are for such a special day
for the lovely couples.

This is just a very simple one and mainly using dies.
Very different for me, not having an image!!


The colour I added is Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Shimmer Polish.

Love this product, as it dries very quickly and the colours are gorgeous.

I bought mine at The Craft Barn. 
I started with a couple and now have loads!!

Did you visit The Craft Barn Sale?!!!
They had hundreds of orders in one day, that made part of the stock control
program crash!!

They are now finishing all the picking and packing from those orders.
They still have quite a lot of stock in some areas.

So watch for the next discount as it will be 70% off!!!

Yes I did say 70% off!!!!!!

Thank you for stopping by and you know
I will always return the compliment.

Big hugs,

Carol 
xxxx

Friday, 27 April 2018

CRAFT BARN 50% OFF EVERY ORDER!! And More Oxide Playtime!!

The Craft Barn Sale
50% off your every order
STARTS TODAY!!!!
See HERE

I advise you to get in quick, if you want
some absolute bargains.

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Thank you for the lovely messages on my last post.
I love reading them.

I have another Distress Oxide card to share today.
The butterfly is an Indigo Blu rubber stamp, that is 
rather large!! It has been out of my folder only once before!!
I wonder why?!!



Thanks for stopping by and please don't miss out
on the bargains galore at The Craft Barn.

I love your messages, that you very kindly leave me.
They always make me smile.

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxx


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Oxide Playtime

A short post today as I must put our dinner in the oven!!

I have been digging in the garden this afternoon.
Now my back is telling me it's a while since I have done it....

Such a lovely sunny day, so thought I would get a bit
of fresh air.

I at last found a bit of time to play with my
Distress Oxide Inks.
So did a quick background with them.

The stamp I think is a very old Penny Black.
Not too sure, as I have had it for many years.


I am hoping to play a bit more soon.

Don't forget to check out The Craft Barn Sale.
More products reduced now and even more money off!!
Plenty of bargains to have.
I won't tell you how much I have spent!!!
Well you just have too don't you!!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine as we are.
Let me know you have been and I will leave you a message too,

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxx




Friday, 13 April 2018

Winter Wonderland Challenge Bear

Welcome to the our new challenge at 


The theme for this challenge has been chosen 
by our host and lovely teamie....Liz

The theme is
Cute Christmas Critters

I chose to use this little Bear with Snowman



Our Sponsor for this challenge is

Just Me Digital Stamps

and they kindly gave us the
choice of their stamps to use

So get making your entries onto the
Winter Wonderland blog and you could win
a great prize from our Sponsor.

Please check out the rules of entry on the WW blog.

Good luck.
Hugs,

Carol 
xxxx


Saturday, 7 April 2018

Girls Gotta Have Fun!!

STOP PRESS:
Changes at the CRAFT BARN

There are big changes at The Craft Barn, as 
Sandy and Ian are going to retire. 
If you want to treat yourself to some bargains
pop over and see the full details how you can
get them. 
HERE is the link for the shop and from
there, the details are on their blog at
and facebook page.

I thought it was about time I posted some of the 
cards that are sitting in Draft!!

This was a stamp set that was a freebie from a Magazine.

Great fun to colour and love the sentiment.

 

I had a rotten cold last week and it's years since 
I had last had one!!
Hope it's another few years before the next one!!

In addition to that, for about 5 weeks, I have had a problem
with my left hand. Even though I am 'right handed', I
actually use my left more than my right.
That goes back to being a hairdresser for 55 years!!

OMG!!! Where did those years go!!!!!
I thought I was only 50!! (In my head I am 35!!)

It's mainly my thumb that is very painful. I went to see the 
Doctor and he said he thinks I have bruised a tendon in my hand.
It could take up to 8 weeks to mend and if not, I have to
go to a Physio.

I sometimes struggle to get the tops of Copic pens,
without having this problem.
So I make sure hubby is around to take the
tops off for me now!! 

Distress Inks I think for now!!

Thanks for popping in and I still love to read
your kind messages.

Big hugs
Carol
xxxx





Friday, 16 March 2018

Winter Wonderland Challenge

A new challenge at Winter Wonderland
starts today, with the Icicles Team.

Our host is the lovely Marlene and the theme she chose is
Outdoor Fun

Don't forget we are a Christmas only challenge.

                                         
Our new Sponsor is Dr. Digi's and very kindly gave us a
choice of stamps to use.
As my husband comes from Australia, it had to be

                                     

I coloured him with Copics Pens.


You can't see it, but his beard and surfboard are glittery.
I used a Spectrum Noir Overlay Sparkle Pen.

I added the spots with a Sakura Gel Pen.

So we are looking forward to seeing your Christmas only
entries. We will visit your blog and leave you a message,
if you fit the criteria.

Thank you for your lovely messages you left me
on my last post.
I do love to read them and are very uplifting.
  
Big hugs
Carol
xxxx



Monday, 12 March 2018

Pretty In Pink

Hope you are all snow free!

Just a quick post of an adorable Stamping Bella stamp,
called Waterlily.

Loving the Flower Girl Stamps.

For a change, I coloured her with my Inktense Pencils.
They give a much softer look.

 The sentiments are Die cut from Funky Foam and I heated them
a little with my heat gun. Just makes them a little smaller.

Have a lovely week, wherever you are and keep warm!!

Don't forget that there are bargains to get
from The Craft Barn Sale.
New products have been added.

Thanks for popping in and hope you have time
to leave a lovely message. 
They are all read and treasured.

Big Hugs,
Carol
xxxxx


Thursday, 1 March 2018

Spring, Sun, Snow and Moving House!!

Did someone say that Spring is on the way!!!
I think it lost it's way, or must have been using a Sat Nav!!!!

Of course it could also be Climate Warming!!
If so, what is -5 C as it was today?!!
With the wind chill factor it was -9C!!!

Thank goodness for central heating.

Last November, I had a package drop through my letter box.
It contained some rubber stamps, including this one.
Also a paper pad and some gorgeous embellishments.

It was from one of my amazing, extremely kind ladies
that follows my blog.
It came all the way from Miami, Florida,
from the lovely Kelly. 

I was blown away by her generosity.
So I sent her one of my Christmas Angels,
as a thank you.

 I stamped it onto Water Colour card
and for a change, I coloured it with 
Derwent Inktense Pencils.

It was really easy to colour and
love the detail in the picture.


These pictures are for my lovely followers, who are
lucky enough to live in warmer climates!

It's called SNOW!! Hee Heeee!!

Check out the big black cloud, waiting to drop more on us!


This is our back door, which we use all the time,
as it's nearer the garage than the front door.


Taken from the dining room on Tuesday.
Again, a big black cloud on it's way!


So, to all of us surrounded by the white stuff.
Stay at home and stay safe and keep warm.
Great excuse for doing more crafting!

Thanks for popping in and leaving your lovely messages.

Thank you to everyone, for my fab messages on my last post.

Big hugs.

Carol
xxxxx


Friday, 16 February 2018

Tribute Challenge at Winter Wonderland

Hi Everyone and welcome to a very special challenge at
Winter Wonderland.

All the members of our Design Team are joining together,
as a tribute to a lovely lady, that sadly is no longer with us.

Eileen was the last lady, that up until this time last year,
was running the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog.
She is certainly missed and as a DT group, we all agreed that
we would like to get together, to keep the blog running.

So this challenge is with Eileen in mind.

The theme is
Anything Goes
But please remember we are a Christmas card only challenge.



We have  a new Sponsor joining us,
                              
They have very generously given all the DT members,
a set of their fabulous Digi Stamps.

The set I chose is called Poinsettia and you get an amazing
selection of images in this set.

To see all the fabulous Digi sets click on
Imagine That Digistamp

                                          
If you need more inspiration, pop over to the 
Winter Wonderland challenge blog
and see all the amazing cards on there!!

I am looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards.
We will visit you blogs and leave a comment,
if we are able.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you leave me a 
message, so I can return the compliment.
They are always appreciated and lovely to read.

Have a lovely weekend and get making those cards.

Don't forget that The Craft Barn have added
even more products in their half price sale!!!

Don't miss out on the bargains!!!

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxxx