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Hi all, my name is Carol, I am a stay at home mum based in Wiltshire. I have been married to Chris for 21 years and have a little boy of 9. I have enjoyed card making for approx 9 years, and my passion is stamping. Hope you enjoy my blog


Saturday, 31 July 2010

More lovely candy...............

Good morning campers and happy Saturday to you, I have a day booked for crafting so will post some cards later, but in the meantime just to wet your appetite over at http://dawnscrafts.blogspot.com/search/label/blog%20candy there is some lovely candy to give away to celebrate the fact that dawn has acheived 300+ followers lots of lovely goodies!!!!!

See you all later and happy crafty Saturday .

Hugs x x


Friday, 30 July 2010

Scoff. scoff

So another busy day today and going to be catching up with friends, so just to get you drooling I thought I would share the tiffin cake with you (diet starts tomorrow) ;0)

I have been trying to catch up with blogs and stumbled across this http://craftstampingquartet.blogspot.com/ it's four friends crafting together choosing a project from http://www.craftstamper.com/blog/ very inspirational and worth a look, hoping to catch up with some crafting this weekend a friend has asked me to make something for her partners 30th birthday....she has written a poem and wants it mounted onto card and made all arty farty (as she puts it)......I am really stuck with this one as I don't know him and have no idea of the kind of things he may like..........answers on a postcard please!!!

Have a good day ;0)

Carol x

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Busy, busy holibobs and not much time for craft!!

Having a busy week this week with the little man being on his summer holibobs, we have had lots of places to go and people to see, and not much time for crafting........I took him to see shrek (how cool are those shrek 3D glasses!) and couldn't resist this picture in the cinema as we came out......please note big yellow duck in arms who goes nearlly everywhere with us !!

Last Thank you card for teachers at school.............sorry to bore, but I love these patchwork polly stamps :0)

The gorgeous image was watercoloured, and her feet were decoupaged, background papers are from stash.....hope you likey!!!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

More candy, more candy!!!!!

Fabulous blog candy here at http://pinkgem-janet.blogspot.com/2010/07/pink-gem-candy.html

Goodies include Pro markers, pink gem stamps, mulberry paper and lots of other goodies up for grabs.................good luck!!

Carol x x

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


1st Submission - card made for hubby for his birthday
2nd submission - Valentine card for hubby

3rd submission - birthday card for best friend.......she liked it at least!!!

Let's Ink It Up: DESIGN TEAM CALL: "Do you want to be involved in an exciting new challenge blog?Do you love rubber/clear stamping?Do you like to get inky? http://letsinkitup.blogspot.com/2010/07/design-team-call.html
So anyhooow the above cards are my submission for the design team.........what a brave girl I am :0)

BLOG CANDY ALERT.................

Lots of lovely blog candy up for grabs click here http://letsinkitup.blogspot.com/ they are aiming for 100 new followers for their new stamping site so pop along and register here
http://letsinkitup.spruz.com/ The winner of the blog candy will be announced on September 4th, Good luck everyone x
Carol x x

Good luck card - Le blac chat noir

ItalicMade for a friend who is going back to work after being a SAHM for a long time.......
The stamp is a freebie from http://www.craftstamper.com/ , the background was inked with Tim Holtz distressed denim ink, I masked a moon, inked around, stamped cat then stamped again on post it note, masked the cat and stamped flowers around............very serene I think

Nannys 70th birthday

So below we have the card done for my mum, and above we have a 70th birthday card for Nanny made by Connor (5) using crayons and glitter glue........gotta love the boy!

Mums 70th Birthday........crickey!

So it's mums 7oth birthday on wednesday and she is dreading being 70.......she made me promise not to put 70 on her card........I promised nothing ;0) I was quite reserved though lol. I had such fun making this card and have been dying for an excuse for a long time to use this image, the stamp is borrowed from a friend so dont know who it's by...sorry
She is such a glamour puss don't you think! With her blue rinse.....had to be done!

Image was stamped and coloured using pro markers, the lace on dress is glittered
Background paper from stash.....magazine freebie, finished of with ribbons, feathers and flowers.....just what a girl needs!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Lovely jubbly candles

This is my first proper attempt at making candles, and was really pleased with the outcome, I tried making some at christmas but it was all done a bit rushed and they didn't turn out so good, Connors teachers were really chuffed with these ones ;0)

If you dont know how they are mad its quite simple, stamp your image on tissue paper (the type you get in shoe boxes, colour in and cut out (doesn't have to be too accurate) place onto your candle, I normally put a tiny bit of glue stick on candle to hold image in place. Wrap some greaseproof paper around candle and heat your image with heat tool.....DON'T MAKE MY MISTAKE AND OVER HEAT!!!! or you end up with a waxy mess :) the image should gently melt into wax as soon as this is done remove heat and VOILA!!!!! cheap lovely present.


I love, love, love these Patchwork Polly stamps they are gorgeous, this one was a perfect image for Connors teacher. the image was stamped and decoupaged, thoroughly enjoyed making this
The second image is from cute companions set and I love these stamps Jayne is such a clever lady, the background was stamped and water coloured and the mouse was stamped and cut out and raised up with some pinflair...a very simple but lovely card.

My first blog post

So today I have decided to start a blog, it's been something I have been meaning to get organised for a long time. a way of storing my craft projects and sharing with others, it's a bit daunting and will be a learning curve I am sure, and I hope to meet lots of lovely people along the way

So to start here a a few cards I made for my little boys teachers as thank you presents on Friday, he has had such a marvelous first year at school and made lots of lovely new friends.