Wednesday, 3 September 2014

New Home card - Silhouette

Hello Friends,

I'm back with a card I've just made for my daughter who moved on Sunday!

It's a quick and easy one, but effective, I think.


I've made it so that the house tag will come off easily hoping that she will hang it somewhere, when she has finished with the card.

Off to post it now!  I've only had 3 months notice, talk about last minute dot com, more like late rooms dot com - lol!!!

Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by.

Carole x


Just sharing......

Hello Friends,

A quick blog post for you all today :)!  Just pictures of a few cards I've made recently.  Enjoy.....







If you'd like any details or information about products used, just drop me an email.

Now I'm off to craft a little today, it's been a little while again, since I've had time for a play, just for me ;)!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Carole x


Saturday, 9 August 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 5


Hello Friends, 

I'm playing catch-up, it's day 6 today of the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class and I've only just been able to start.  I've been suffering again with my arms, so have had another enforced rest from crafting, which has been a little distressing to say the least!

I'm on the mend now, which I'm pleased to say, so thought I'd start with Day 5!  Jennifer McGuire showed us a very easy way to add different colours of embossing powder to a stamped image, it was so easy, I thought I'd give it a try.  I don't have many colours of embossing powder but I do have silver and gold, which I thought would be great to use on this new set of stamps from Stampin' Up called Bright & Beautiful.




Even though I'm not able to join in on all the making this time, I'm very happy watching a learning from the class and would recommend it to anyone, whether you've been crafting forever (like me) or if you're new to it.  Click on the link on the right,  it will whizz you to where you can sign up.

Happy crafting everyone and I hope to be back soon.

Carole x 


Monday, 7 July 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #2

Hello Friends,

I spotted this challenge site this morning and thought I'd participate, as I felt inspired by the card shown as inspiration for this challenge.

Here is the card they gave us for inspiration:


and here is the card I made to enter the challenge:


I took inspiration from the watercolor look.  I've cut out the image, which came from the Silhouette on-line store, on my Silhouette Cameo, watercolored the image and set it back into the section it was cut our from.

I really enjoyed making this card and using a watercolor technique that I haven't used in a while

Hope you like my card, thanks for popping by.

Happy crafting.

Carole x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Pleasant Poppies & Blendabilities by Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

Stampin' Up are bringing out Blendabilities, a new alcohol marker.  I couldn't wait to get my hands on a couple of sets and made this card...


The Pleasant Poppies stamp is perfect for alcohol pens and I really did enjoy sitting down and colouring carefully again, as it's been a while!

If you'd like to try Blendabilities by Stampin' Up then send me an email and I'll order you some.

Have a happy crafty day and thanks for popping by.

Carole x

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Envelope Mini Album & Silhouette Studio Lessons

Hello Friends,

I was asked to make two cards/books for about 200 people to sign, for a local choir.  After worrying about it for weeks and weeks I made these....





I actually made mini albums out of envelopes, decorated them with retired Stampin' Up DSP and used sheets of Conqueror paper, which I folded and edged with Washi Tape, to make each sheet a little sturdier, for them to write their messages and sign.

The front was decorated using my Silhouette Cameo.  One of the songs being sung was Edelweiss, so I decided to use that as the theme and made the flower using the Silhouette Software and an image I found on the internet.

It was an awful lot of work to make these two cards/mini books, but both myself and the lady who asked me to make them were thrilled to bits!

If you're not getting the best out of your Silhouette Studio software & Cameo or Portrait, send me an email and we can talk about a one-on-one class, just for you!

Happy crafting and thanks for popping by today.

Carole x


Monday, 23 June 2014

Window Frames Collection & Summer Silhouettes by Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

With the Window Frames Collection still out of my desk from yesterday's card, I made this card inspired by a card sketch challenge my Stampin' Up upline set for our team.


Some of the products are now retired but those still available, which I can order for you, if you wish are; Summer Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Banners & Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets, Window Frames Collection, Very Vanilla & Rose Red card stock/ink and Bitty Banners Framelits. 

Thanks for popping by today.

Happy crafting.

Carole x