Thursday, 29 October 2009

Partridge in a pear tree

I have had this stamp from Unity for quite a while now but hadn't inked it up, so when I got these Martha Stewart papers from QVC I had to have a go. I quite like the way it turned out.
Papers: Martha Stewart; QVC 588259
Stamp: The Unity Stamp Co; June KOTM
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

Here are my cards for Kazan Sketch 38 and Anja's Bonus sketch when I printed the sketch's I didn't know which way up they were and it was only after when I checked the blog that I realized I had made them both sideways, think this may rank as one of Kath's dozey mare moments. I said it was catching.

The first card is Anja's Bonus Sketch turn on its side of course, but I like the way it turned out anyway. The second card is Kazan's sketch 38, with that wonderful image from Lynda.

Card Patterns 38

Some more Christmas cards, my box of cards is almost overflowing, I used the sketch from Card patterns and I love these gingerbread men, I bought the Martha Stewart papers from QVC last week. I really must start writing down the ingredients not for the gingerbread but the stash I used on my cards so I can list them properly.
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Carol's Sketch Fun 17

I managed to make a couple of cards last night after Grace had gone home, we had a good day making cupcakes we wanted to make orange icing since Halloween is soon. Not that they will last that long. Did you know they don't make orange food colouring so had to mix our own, we had to put in loads to get the right shade of orange, just as well I bought the colouring without the E no's.In the afternoon the sun came out so a walk to the park was next on the list. It always amazing me how much energy 4 year old's have. (without the e no's)
This one is for Carol's Sketch Fun Carol's sketches are so inspiring if you haven't visited her yet pop on over.
Papers: K & CO
Ribbon: Costco
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Saturday, 24 October 2009

I made top 5

I made it to the top 5 at Allsorts challenge blog once again and I am so thrilled, they must like me over there.
Hope you are having a good weekend, I am and it just got better.

Hugs Carol x

Friday, 23 October 2009

2S4Y Laura's sketch 37 and Kim's Bonus Sketch.

The sun has been shining here again today, can't believe it can last much longer, school breaks up today and that is usually a sign to rain.
Here are the cards for Laura's Sketch on 2 sketches 4 You and Kim's Bonus Sketch.
Papers: K & Co, Christmas Cheer.

Thursday, 22 October 2009


More Birthday's next month, which is coming around so quickly, anyway it makes a change from christmas cards. There is a sketch and a theme this week at The Sweet Stop, which is recycle something. I recyled the flowers which were once a candle ring and the green ribbon was one of those annoying clothes hanger things that always stick out of you top, I always cut them off.

Papers: K & Co

Stamps: The Unity Stamp Co.

I have a little visiter today, Grace wasn't feeling up to going to school today, said she had a cold, but at the moment she is dancing around the lounge as we are watching HSM3, think she just wanted a Duvet day with GrandmaPosted by Picasa

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

AllSorts sketch 23 Monochrome Christmas

The challenge on the All Sorts was a sketch and a theme which is Monochrome, I chose to do Aqua tones. I read Kath's blog and she had done two cards as she had a dozy mare moment and had done a monochrome card and forgot to do the sketch, which is just as well as I was about to have a dozy mare moment too, I nearly forgot to do the monochrome theme. We would make a right pair of dozy mares, it must be catching.
I love lots of glitter.
Papers: We R memory keepers. White out Christmas
Image: A gift from Lynda

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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Sweet n' Sassy 25

Three posts in one day, it's all or nothing from me eh! another Birthday card made this one is for my daughter Nicola whose birthday is just before Christmas. The challenge blog this week is The Sweet Shop, the pink dress reminds me of the Bridesmaid dress she wore this summer at her friends wedding, I don't think she reads my blog so I should be OK to show it today.

Papers: We R Memory Keepers: Tiffany

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.

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2 sketches 4 you: Kazan's Sketch 36

Well managed to make a few cards today and this one is for Kazan's sketch over on the challenge blog 2 sketches 4 you. I used some papers by Anna Griffin which I had bought last year.

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Carol's Sketch Fun #16

It's a lovely sunny day here today although there is a cold wind. what would we do if we didn't have the weather to talk about eh, well here in crafty land we can always talk about card-making etc. which is my favourite topic,and lots of friends here to chat too. One of which is Carol, she has a great sketch on her challenge blog Carol's Sketch Fun
Paper: Stampin' Up
Bauble stamp: Unity Stamp Co.
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2 sketches 4 you Cheryl's bonus sketch

One of those dreaded male birthday card, this one for my brother Tony. it not until next month but need to make more birthday cards before Xmas, most of our family birthday's are at this time of year, perhaps it's in the genes, both my kids birthdays are in December.
I used Cheryl's bonus sketch from 2 sketches 4 you. Cheyl's blog is one that I follow and she has great talent.Visit her here at CherylJuneGirl
Papers: Basicgrey
Brad: BG
Stamps: Untiy Stamp Co. and Stampin up.
Came next to last in the quiz last night, but at least most of my answers were right. LOL

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

I'm a bad blogger

Sorry I haven't blogged for a while, what with the walking regime, walked 4 miles on Monday, and yesterday decided to have a tidy up in the craft room, then shopping today, tonight we are going over to the pub for a quiz night, we'll see how many questions I can answer eh, hope I don't get too many wrong don't want to appear too blonde.

Anyway come back tommorrow and I will have a couple of card to upload.

Hugs Carol x

Friday, 9 October 2009

Swell Noel: Mojo Monday 107

The first Monday of the month is Mojo Monday madness. most weeks it's just for fun but once a month there are prizes to be wonPosted by PicasaI think I am stuck in Xmas mode at the moment but will have to get my act together soon as I have 3 male birthdays coming up soon, so wish me luck on those.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

walking in a winter wonderland

Another xmas card and the box is filling up nicely now. I made this one using the sketch from Card Patterns. The stampwas freebie from Papercraft and Cardmaking mag.I cut the snowflakes using the Cricut Doodlecharms.
Paper: We R Memory Keepers,White Out xmas
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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Season of blessings

Sally and I walked 3 1/2 miles yesterday and it seemed to have cleared my head,and all the beautiful Autumn colours gave me inspiration, I came home and made this card using Laura's sketch on 2 sketches 4 you.
Edited to add, I have just discover the Crafty Calender challenge blog via Ali's blog so thought this card was perfect hope this is allowed. as the theme is Autumn and an added element of Vegetation.

Papers: haiku by Stampin Up
Stamps: Sept KOTM by Unity stamps

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Sunday, 4 October 2009

I won super 7 on 2 sketches 4 you

Sorry no cards for a while, my mojo went walkabout for a while so thought I would do some playing around with some ideas, some worked out ok some not.

Having said that I have just found out that I have won Super 7 on 2 sketches 4 you challenge blog, with this card below. I am thrilled to bits, I don't do the challenges to win, just for some fun and inspiration.

Walking again in the morning trying 3 miles this time. The weather has been sunny but very windy and cold, but Sally and I are determined that we will go what ever the weather, so better go dig out some gloves and a scarf.

Hugs Carol x