Sketch & Stash Challenge 11 and Tilda with lilacs

Having not been very creative this week (house still upside down with decorating) I decided I must enter a challenge as I had NEW STASH to use! I had taken delivery last week of my new Magnolia stamp and this week my new expensive water colour paper and aqua brush arrived. So the Sketch and Stash challenge was perfect for me. The DT cards are brilliant and give loads of inspiration. I must say the paper I have bought has made such a difference and well worth the extra pennies it is Fabriano Artistico 90lb (200gsm) HP, give it a try it is so much better than rough watercolour paper or card stock. I love my new Tilda bought from Sparklybits store she is such a cutie. Have a fab and sunny weekend Caroline


Challenge 9 DU2DS Sketch By Donna

This week we have a sketch to follow provided by the very talented Donna Check out her blog she has some fab cards for inspiration.

here is my card for this weeks Dare and I have used this super cute image from Victoria Case, how sweet is this image? I have used my gorgeous K&Co papers. They are so bright and pretty. Hope you can join us in this weeks challenge .


Charisma Cardz Challenge 20 Flowers, Lace and Pearls

Challenge 20 on the Charisma Cards Thursday Challenge has been set by Sally and is Flowers Lace & Pearls. There is also a fab stamp set up for grabs. I have used a Tilda Stamped image for the challenge and my fave K&Co papers. Although my lace is hard to see it is layered on to the scalloped border at the bottom of my card. I do think I have cut the circle a little too big but hey ho it os stucj=k on there now lol.


Challenge 8 DU2DS One for the boys!

This week On DU2DS Friday Challenge, our dare is "One For The Boys". Make a card or other crafty creation with a male theme. Remember your card etc must have at least one digi image. There are some fab creations by the DT again this week. Lots of inspiration, I look forward to stopping by your blogs as I find mens cards difficult so will be looking out for lots of ideas, lol. I have used Mere Cat Dancer digi image he is such a character! I will be sending this card to my step dad next month. Have a great weekend Caroline xx


Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 49

This is my take on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 49. Recipe 3..2...1 Three Flowers....2 Papers.....1Charm/Brad. I used my nesties to cut the shaped card as well as the DP's and Stamped image. The flowers are punchies, the papers K&co.


Sketch Saturday Sketch 51 Thank You Card

Thank you card No.2 I decided to use another sketch for my 2nd thank you card and loved this one over at Sketch Saturday . I used my new K&co papers yum yum they are gorgeous! There is also a wonderful prize up for grabs this week well worth a punt! lol Also don't forget to check out the fantastic DT creations
Stamp - Magnolia watercoloured with inks and added stickle glitter
Papers K&co
Flowers Prima, retro punchies and non branded
nesties used for scalloped circle
fiskars punch for scaloped border
ribbon from stash

Just Magnolia Challenge Week 5

This is the first of two thank you cards I have made for my son to give to his teachers, who he likes, as he is sitting his exams this week and then leaves school. Wow I feel old now lol. I decided to follow the week 5 sketch at Just Magnolia and enter their challenge this week. There are some gorgeous cards by the DT again this week and a fab prize up for grabs too.

Stamped Image - Magnolia watercoloured with distress inks All papers used are Basic Grey - Sugared. Flowers are Prima and retro punchies everything else from stash


DU2DS Challenge 7 Lilac and Lemon with a Fairy Dragon

This week on DU2DS our dare is to make your creation with the colour combination of lilac and lemon and of course a digital image. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you come up with. Why not check out the fab cards the DT have made for a little inspiration? I love this Fairy Dragon digi image it is from Victoria Case .


Challenge 6 DU2DS Gingham & Stitching

Week 6 on Dare U 2 Digi Stamp and I really enjoyed this challenge as I love the "country style" Also this week is a very special challenge that is being sponsored by Post Pals! We would like to see: Gingham & Stitching and send your card to Post Pals (see below) in order to qualify for entry into the prize draw You may stitch by hand, sewing machine, faux etc. Don't forget your image needs to be digi :o)

"Post Pals is an organisation that was set up to create smiles for children who suffer from life threatening and long term illnesses. We ask people to log on to send the children featured on our website ‘happy post’. When a child is very ill, often a visit from the postman can make their day. A cheery card or letter can make them feel less alone and bring welcome distraction from what they go through each day. To see the difference happy post can make please watch this great video (link) To find out ore about Post Pals, please log on to http://www.postpals.co.uk/ and have a look around the website. There's a fantastic prize on offer for encouragement which is sponsored half and half by Post Pals and DU2DS with a value of £20 and includes a Martha Stewart Punch, some pretty flowers and two digi stamps, all we ask is that you join the DT in following this weeks theme and sending your finished card to a child via the PostPals site.

It was so difficult to decide on just one child, but I chose Alice P this time http://www.postpals.co.uk/pals/Alice+P#, I will be revisiting and sending more cards as I think it is a great idea.

The digi image is a copyright free dover image that I watercoloured with distress inks, the gingham is also a freeby download from the activity village website.

Have a lovely weekend

Caroline xx


Charisma Cards Challenge 17 - Thank You

I had play around with some Digi Images for this challenge over at Charisma Cards where the theme this week is Thank You, make anything as long as it has Thank You. The gorgeous fairy is Sandra Dry's collection and the Digi Background is from Crafty Designz. I played around in PSP taking the white away from the digi stamp then placed it onto the digi background image and then rubbed off the background that showed through the fairy. I printed it and then watercoloured the fairy and added stickles, some ribbon and a flower.


Penny Black Week 47 Shapes X3

I got to play with my new PB stamps to make this card for this weeks challenge fover at Penny Black Saturday Challenge This week you have to have 3 different shapes (but not including your card and backing paper).. any shape ~ square, rectangle, circle, hearts etc.... on your creation and there is a prize. PB Stamps is giving 1 lucky winner a $15 gift voucher to spend in their store. Lovely prize, I will get lucky and be picked one day LOL Stamps PB "Hugs" Clear Stamp Set DP Making Memories Flowers Prima and another make I can't remember ;0p Nesties for scalloped circles All the other stuff from my Stasheroony Back to work in the morning boooo! Caroline xx


ooh! I received and award

I recieved this delightful award from the lovely Clare, Thank you hun....
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award"
I am going to pass it on to;
Not 8 I know but these lovely ladies are always kind enough to check in on my blog
xx Caroline


Week 5 Sandras Sketch- Dare You To Digi Stamp

It's Friday and that means my last day at work for a few days! lol AND a new challenge on DU2DS. This week we have a fantastic sketch to follow provided by the fantastic Sandra . I have chosen Elise Prepares from Sketching Stamper to work with this week, it is such a cute image and great to work with. Hope you can play along this week. Have a fantastic long weekend and I hope the sun shines in your neck of the woods Caroline xx Digi Stamp - Elise Prepares coloured with Whisper Markers and cut out with Nesties DP - K&Co Nesties for circles Fiskars Punch for scallop Lace circle puch Flowers - punched and shaped