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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


Friday 7 March 2014

New pencils......

Wow I can't believed it's been nearly a whole week since I blogged, I've been busy, busy completing orders for people, so busy I've had not time to play wit my Spectrum Noir pencils that Hubby bought me for my birthday!!  So today I actually had a bit of spare time and managed a little play, I think I still need to master the art of colouring with the pencils as I'm so used to Alcohol markers, but I'm pretty pleased with the results

And the finished result.........

I'm actually really pleased with it.  

The image was free with a magazine, papers from stash, the sentiment is from Crafters Companion range, flowers cut from Spellbinders die.

Saturday 1 March 2014

A little bit of Frou Frou...........

Good afternoon my lovelies......

Well last night I had a crafty evening with two of my crafty friends, nearly everything was carted down from my craft room into the dining room which was no mean feat believe me  ;) by the time they had added all their crafty stash to the equation there was no room left on the table for us to work....so a little re jigging was need lol.  We had the most wonderful evening but time flew far to quickly, and a few glasses of wine were consumed!

This is one of my creations which is for a friends birthday next week, I hope she likes it

I love the colour combinations of the pastel blue and pink, the stamp is from CRAFTERS COMPANION part of the Frou Frou range.  She is stamped and coloured with alcohol markers and finished with glitter on hat and dress

Thursday 27 February 2014

LOVELY TILDA............

I have another love.....she's called Tilda  ;)

I never get bored playing with these stamps, they just ask for lot's of flowers and ribbons definitely a girly card.  I thought I would come up with another design for a mothers day card, and she is just beautiful, what do you think??

As much as it kills me I didn't put many flowers onto the card as I was thinking about postage, and people are put of buying things that require a box because it means extra postage, so this just fits inside a 6x6 envelope when closed.

Gorgeous Tilda is stamped and coloured with Promarkers, background papers are embossed and distressed with Tim Holtz inks.  The image is mounted onto craft card (another new love).  Fished with glitter and ribbon.

Wednesday 26 February 2014

COOL DUDE.........

Birthday card for a friends boy.....

You have to love how much notice children give you that it's someones birthday lol this was made about 12.00 at night with very bleary eyes for a birthday the next day.....given a moments notice ;)).  So a quick dash to see what Digi images I have....no idea who this is by ..sorry (note to self, sort images out on files) !!  He's a fantastic image I love him, reminds me a bit of a chipmunk!!  Chipmunk on a skateboard, now that's something you don't see everyday....  ;D

He's been coloured with Alcohol markers, backing papers are from stash, finished with string.  The personalisation was cut on my Cricut.....not bad considering it was made late at night, I was actually very happy with it!!!

Monday 24 February 2014


Good morning everyone......actually it's afternoon now.  Today's make is a Coral Anniversary card which was commissioned.....you don't hear of Coral Anniversary very often.

The sun is shining here, so it was wonderful to work with this beautiful colour, really please with how it's turned out, it has a personal poem inside which was very beautiful....hope she's pleased with it x

The card is 8X8 which I don't do very often as it uses so much card for the card and box.  It's layered in coral and white, and the top coral layer is embossed, finished with flowers and tag made from  spellbinders dies and foliage embellishments made from TATTERED LACE die

Sunday 23 February 2014


For the teenagers and Dudes out there, love making cards like these, taking a blank image and making it come alive...

The VW camper is from the JUST INKLINED CD which has some fantastically funny images on it, it;s one i turn to all the time when looking for something different.  The purple Gothic images I have had for such a long time I have no idea who they are from, but it's a whole sheet of images ideal for teenagers, she is coloured and glittered, finished with ribbon, fuzzy wool and die cut flowers.


How adorable is she......I think she has a naughty but lovable side to her  ;) I do find Decoupage time consuming but the result is always worth it

Made from the new Angelica and Adam CD from CRAFTERS COMPANION  backing papers from the original Angelica and Friends CD, white background made using Spellbinders Die