Saturday, 17 July 2010

Anything but a card......... the theme over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, so here is what i have for this week.........................

I joined a 'share' for these coffee bags on the forum i belong lovely person offers up the share, lots of us join in and get the goodies cheaper by buying in bulk! Some online stores only sell in 250's or 500's etc etc, so doing it like this we all get a few rather than hundreds :)

Mine has cotton wool inside but of course the ideal scenario would be to fill them with something totally yummy..........and why not, especially for Christmas!

I've used a mixture of supplies today, some from my older stash and some Stampin' Up! any questions feel free to ask.......and...................hopefully i will see you again soon ;-D

Carol x x

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

It has been such a long time since i played along with the Penny Black challenge so today i thought i would have a go!
There is a fabulous sketch today and you know how i love a good sketch to work from! and here it is................I am in Christmas Crafting Frenzy at the moment as it is only two weeks to my all day event and of course i need lots of samples for the lovely ladies that will be is my second card of the day!

Aren't they cute!!

I have been very disciplined since i started my Stampin' Up! business and have not purchased a single crafty item from another company but.................there are some things that i just won't be able to sell on and they Penny Black stamps(cause i LOVE them) my Promarkers and my Basic Grey papers! Admittedly, i don't use them very often but i will always have room for them in my stash :)

If you would like to view the other card i made today, you will find it here

Enjoy the rest of your weekend..........

Carol xxx

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

It's been a while......

......since i posted anything here! I LOVE being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, but i do seriously miss all the challenges i used to play along with and also lots of my regular stash. I have not shown you anything for ages!!!! so to make up for that i have a FREE tutorial for you :)

If you pop over to Crescent Stampin' and look in the right side bar you will see a 'handbag' style on the picture and it will show you the tutorial. The tutorial is for the male version of the bag......perfect for Father's Day this Sunday, or if you change the papers and the handle you could make the pretty female version! I hope you will enjoy making one of your own and do remember to add a link so that i can come and have a look at what you've made.....

Enjoy! :)

Carol xxx

Thursday, 1 April 2010

New Mini Catalogue

So many gorgeous on the cover to be taken to my SU can view from there...........

Carol xxx

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Easter Treats

After seeing this cute little basket over on SCS i was desperate to have a go myself, so here's one i made earlier this week along with a card to go with it.................
A certain 'little person' will be receiving these for her Easter gift!

All materials used on the basket are Stampin' Up!.... shredded tissue from a local shop and the lovely choccy eggs which are M&S......yummy!!

See you soon ;-D
Carol xx

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Recent creations......

A few more cards created for my recent stamp class, using some older stash along with some fabulous Stampin'Up! supplies.............any questions you have please, feel free to ask and i will be happy to answer :) Hope you like them!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.....

Carol x

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Carol's Sketch Fun

Long time, no blogging!! :) I hope a few of you are still there and have not got bored with waiting around for something new to look at :)
Here is a little card i made for my latest sketch.................'s not that i haven't been getting crafty, it's just that most things i make these days are for my Stampin' Up! business and are shown on my other blog which is.................. Crescent Stampin'.............. if you would like to see more then pop over and have a nosey! and if you like sketches to work from, then why not give this one a go....there's a fab little prize too!

Carol xx

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

My sketch fun starts back today................

.................over at Carol's Sketch Fun

Here is the card i made to go with the current sketch
A bright cheery card for a dreary old day here in the U.K!! Why not have have a go this fortnight, there is a lovely prize on offer :)

Also, if you love the supplies i used for my sample, you make want to check out some of my other Stampin' Up! projects over at Crescent Stampin'

Carol xxx

Thursday, 31 December 2009

A very......

to all my friends that still pop in to 'see' me :) I hope you all have a wonderful, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Carol x

Monday, 28 December 2009

A few Christmas treats!

......for my family at our Boxing Day celebrations............

A little box containing a Molton Brown Bath & Shower gel for each person, with some sequinned hair clips for my Granddaughter Danielle

I also gave some of them a Gift Card inside these little 4 x 4 folders. I found the tutorial for these hereAll products used in these projects are Stampin' Up!

These were for my oldest two children and their partners...................they can choose what they would like with the Gift Cards enclosed. I think it gets harder to choose gifts the older they get!! so i took the easy route this year :)

Everyone was very pleased with their gifts and Christmas lunch was a complete success, so happy faces and full tummies all around!

I hope your celebrations went according to plan and that you all had a great time..............see you soon I hope ;-D

Carol x x

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

A couple more Christmas Cards.....

Just wanted to share with you all the other two cards that i made as samples for my workshop yesterday evening..............some of my Ladies like to copy them to the millimetre, others put their own little slant on them........ As long as they enjoy themselves and love what they make, then i feel happy too!
We have two more scheduled workshops left for this year and i've already booked my dates at the church hall for 2010 which will be the start of my sixth year!! Hopefully i can inspire them enough so that they will enjoy cardmaking throughout the New Year :)

The images here are from my ever growing stash, although i have had these two cuties for a while now! I've coloured them in with some very popular marker know the ones they start with the letter P! and can be found in lots of good craft outlets!!

The coloured card i've used and also the patterned paper is all from Stampin' Up! as i am now a demonstrator, which means i have access to a whole catalogue of crafty goodies :) If you pop over to my blog Crescent Stampin', you can view the other two workshop cards and also the catalogue in PDF format........just click on the picture of the front cover in the right side bar.

I am hoping to continue posting cards here for you to see, however it may not be as often as before! ............Thanks for popping in today, i appreciate your visits ;-D

Carol x

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

My New Group

I have a new 'Stampers 10' just started, if you live in the U.K. and would like to join this new group there are eight places still available................. check out the details over at Crescent Stampin' :)

Carol x

Sunday, 25 October 2009

A couple of Christmas Cards

I've been making four Christmas cards for my regular Tuesday workshop, here are a couple of them, the other two can be found over at Crescent Stampin'..........

I've used stamps from my stash, one is more traditional in the reds and greens, but the other is a slightly quirky colour scheme for a Christmas card.................but, i actually quite like it makes a change don't you think? I've used some popular markers to colour my images! and added some Dazzling Diamonds for a bit of sparkle :)
The sentiments and backgrounds are from Stampin' Up! .......also the satin ribbon and most of the cardstock. I've used my SU border punches and also the plain and scallop ovals...............if i can help you out with any of the Stampin' Up! supplies please let me can also browse the catalogue over at Crescent Stampin'................Enjoy the rest of your weekend ;-D

See you soon,
Carol x

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Thanks Girls!

I have received some lovely messages from my former team mates of Funky Hand and also Cute Daisy May and The Pink Elephant.

Thank You all so much for the well wishes and your lovely kind comments............i never imagined that when i started this little old blog that i would 'meet' albeit electronically! so many wonderful crafting friends....................from all over the you all :)

Carol x

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

A note to say.......

.... that unfortunately i have had to resign from all my current DT commitments. I will be having a little tidy up here, so if there is anything you wish to 'bookmark' then please do so :)

I have enjoyed playing along with all the different challenges and of course i will be continuing my sketch challenge every fortnight over at Carol's Sketch Fun

My main activity however will be on my Stampin' Up! site Crescent Stampin
I hope lots of my lovely followers will maybe visit me over there :) Hopefully when i get a bit more 'settled' i will have some regular tutorials for you and i usually have a special offer or two!

I would like to say a big thanks to all the lovely people that pop in to see me, the comments are always appreciated and are a boost to the system, especially after a bad day at the office :)

Big Hugs to you all........

Carol x

Thursday, 15 October 2009

A6 Card Box

Hello All :) I am afraid i have neglected this little place recently!! i've been busy trying to get samples made for my SU business! so that i have things to show at demonstrations and for my open day on Saturday. Apologies to my lovely visitors that have popped in to find something new............................. !

My most recent 'make' is this A6 Card Box................................i'll just show a couple of pictures here, but if you would like the instructions, complete with pictures then you can find them over at my SU blog Crescent Stampin'

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and that you will try it out for yourselves :)

Thanks for popping in today ;-D

Carol x

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

A Rose for You

A little card for you today using some of my new Stampin Up! goodies and my current sketch #16
Please pop over to Carol's Sketch Fun, where the new sketch will be posted at 9am, as usual with a fab little prize!

All products used on this card can be found in the current U.K. Stampin Up! catalogue which can be viewed online over at my SU blog Crescent Stampin

Have a lovely Wednesday ;-D

Carol x

Monday, 5 October 2009

Cute Daisy May

It's Monday and time again for our new challenge over at Cute Daisy May...........


Now i'm sure Linnie will forgive me for saying that i think this gorgeous Fairy is rather raunchy!!
I have printed my sentiment from the PC for this one, i also found that i didn't really have any Christmas designer paper in pink! luckily i found one small piece just to set off the colours of my image and background.
Image.... Cute Daisy May sheet 9
Colour.... Promarkers
DP.... Papermania
Nesties circle stippled with Ranger Sea Brights 'Bikini Pink'
Cuttlebug & Snowflake folder
Glamour Dust on wings
Snowflakes.... Quikcutz
snowflake brad from stash

I hope you can play along with us all this week and share all your wonderful pink Christmas Cards!

Thanks for popping in today, see you soon ;-D

Carol x

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Penny Black Colour Challenge ~ week 68

It's been a few weeks since I played along with the challenge over at PBSC...........this week it's a colour challenge.............


This very cute little image is from an acrylic set called......'Tiny Wishes'

Image.... PB 'Tiny Wishes' 30-026
Colour.... Promarkers
Nesties & Cuttlebug
Patterned paper.... Basic Grey 'Porcelain'
Yellow card & ribbon.... Stampin Up! 'so saffron'
other card from stash
My sketch #7

I have my regular class this evening, trolleys are packed...........just hope i have packed everything that i need!! I received some more SU goodies yesterday, so i'll take those along and they can have a bit of a play with those too :)
Thanks for your visit today.....

Carol x

Monday, 28 September 2009

Cute Daisy May ~ a Recipe

Morning lovelies, we have a recipe for you today over at Cute Daisy May........

1 Ribbon, 2 Buttons, 3 Flowers

I've completely suprised myself with my DT card this week!.............i very rarely leave 'white space' on my cards, preferring usually to cover the card front with at least one designer i resisted that urge.........

As you can see, i did not want to confuse this beautiful image, Linnie's drawings have such pretty faces they speak for themselves...............and those of you that know me well, will know that i am not fond of images without proper faces!!

I would love to see what you can 'cook up' with our recipe this week, and don't forget to check out the fabulous creations from my team mates!

I have another parcel arriving today with lots more new Stampin Up! goodies from the brand new catalogue, launching on the 1st October. If you would like to treat yourself to some too... and spread the cost over the next few months, pop over to Crescent Stampin to find the details of my Stampers can enjoy Hostess benefits and free product without moving from your armchair!!

Thanks for popping in today.......see you soon ;-D

Carol x