Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Santa Clause is coming to town

A quick blog post from me today  and to let you know a new challenge has started over at LEJ Designs .  The theme is " Santa Clause is coming to town "

I have chosen a beautiful scene and a Christmas character that were both designed by the lovely Lindsay over at LEJ Designs . You will find the shop HERE

There are some great prizes to be won . The 1st randomly drawn name will win 4 digis of their choice from LEJ Designs . Our sponsor for this challenge is CRAFTY EMBELIES who are kindly offering a £10 voucher for one lucky winner to spend in their online shop.
And if you are our jackpot winner you can choose 12 digid of your choice also from  LEJ Designs .

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day .

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Bingo board challenge

Today a new challenge has started over at PaperCraftJunkies.

 The theme this week is bingo board and  was chosen and is being hosted by Dawn Heald. All you need to do is choose how you want to play you can go across , diagonal , down or choose all the items listed in your project .
I have chosen Ribbon, Pearls and Pink.
The card i have made is a twisted double easel card . I have used 2 free images that can be found HERE at PCJ 's and also the 2 wings are also from PCJ'S . When the card comes together the 2 wings make a stunning butterfly .

The challenge will run from 10am 15th December to 9.59am 1st January . There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs and if you are  a lucky winner using a image from PCJ designs there is a extra prize.

So why not pop over  to PCJ Designs  Challenge blog for information and lots of inspiration from our wonderful design team .

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you entries over in the challenge and Good luck.

Caroline xxx

Saturday, 15 December 2012

                              Small can be beautiful to !!

Here is my mid way inspiration for DCC & Friends   Christmas challenge. There is a great prize up for grabs this month from Visible images worth £35.

The card i have made is a small 4 inch square . I know that we are all in a dizzy about this time of year getting all our cards ready and posted before Christmas day and the price of p&p rising so decided to show that we can still make some beautiful cards on a small scale to avoid the large letter postage.
I have used a wonderful digi image from Dilly Beans . Digi images can be great as they can be scaled down to fit your card size. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and glazed the eyes , holly and flowers with a clear glaze. I have matted the image onto green and then gold card , then mounted it onto some snowflake backing papers and on to green and gold card again to co-ordinate. I found that i only needed 1 small flourish and a flower and a bow to finish . Card candy was slightly to big for this card so i used a hole punch to cut the gold dots which were the perfect size.

So all in all a card to save the P&P .... 

Please pop over to  DCC & Friends for your chance to win this great prize.

Thank you for popping by
Love and Hugs 

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

                          Craftstyle Products 

                         Cut and create range

Good morning to you all on this snowy day . Hope you are all well and are keeping yourselves warm and toasty ? .  Today i am sharing with you the full view of my DT makes for Craftstyle Products cut and create range. 

  Card 1.... The cute and cuddly Tiger on a gate fold card outside and inside view.

 Card 2...... The cheeky monkey on a easel card . I have also put a spring on the image so he wobbles when card is moved 

 Card 3...... a royal jungle lion outside and inside view

Card 4...... The cheeky monkey again . I have covered  the card with pieces of card and drawn faux stitching around the edges for a patchwork effect.

 Card 5 ...... a perfect little piggy outside and inside view .

 Card 6..... this is just adorable . Such a cute image :) .

 Card 7...... a delightful dog

Card 8 ..... farm yard cow

And last but not least the to cute for words pussy cat . I have had so much fun playing around with the kit cant wait to see what i am sent next .

Thank you for popping by and enjoy your day .

Luv & Hugs 

Caroline xxx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


Count down to                   Christmas my DT project

 Hope you are all well and keeping warm ?? I today am feeling a little poorly so will be doing a quick little post today .

A new challenge has now started over at
 Lej Designs . "A count down to Christmas" , so what better way to count than with a Advent Calendar .

I have used several different die shapes to create the doors and in bright and bold  colours as Christmas is a bright and fun time of the year.

The images that i have used are all from 

from the Christmas range . They are such fun Characters and great to colour .

Behind each door i have placed a little Christmas image .

The first prize will be a choice of 4 digis from Lej designs .

The 2nd winner will receive a $12 voucher from A day for daisies stamps .
And finally the jack pot winner will receive  10 Digis of their choice from Lej Designs.

So why not pop over to Lej Challenge blog for more details .

Thank you for stopping by .

 Have a great day. 

 Luv and Hugs 



Saturday, 1 December 2012

 Christmas time Challenge 

Well its the 1st of December so its not only the start of a new challenge over at DCC &Friends but its Christmas month . So what better challenge than a Christmas one.

This month we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs from Visible images a grand total of over £35 worth of stamps.

The Challenge will run from 1pm on the 1st December till 9.59 on the 31st .
So why not try your had at coming up with something for Christmas to enter into the  DCC & Friends Christmas Challenge . Remember it dosen't have to be a card

  Here is my DT project for this challenge . I decided to make a paper Christmas wreath . Which comes in kit form from craft works. I just needed a change from making cards.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a fantastic day .

Good luck if your entering the Challenge 


Caroline xxxx

Embellish it 

We all love to embellish our cards so we have a new challenge over at papercraftjunkies challenges  for "Embellish it "

The challenge will run from 10am 1st Dec to 15th December 9.49am . So plenty of time for you to get creating.
There are prizes of digi stamps from PCJ Designs and badges for your blogs and if you use a PCJ Design image there is a extra prize. 

You can find "FREE" yes free images over at the PCJ shop . Dont forget to have a look at ALL the digi's that are in the shop. 

For my DT card i have used a image from PCJ Designs and have embellished it with a hand made charm and a couple of bows.
There are many different ways to embellish a card and we look forward to seeing what you have created.
Full details can be found on the challenge BLOG.

Thank you for stopping by and good luck .


Caroline x

Friday, 30 November 2012

Sneaky Peaks

 Today i am sharing Just my Sneaky Peaks of my DT makes for craftstyle products.. The range i had to work with was the "Cut and Create" with such adorable characters and wonderful matching papers. 
Hope you enjoy just taking a peak 

I will up date my blog with full Pictures  at a later Date . As you can see this is a perfect range for making Children's birthday cards and gift boxes.

The Characters are from the farm and the jungle and i will have to say i just fell in love with the giraffe.....To cute for words!!!

Adorable !!!!

Isn't it just terrible to be tempted with only a snipit of a picture and not the whole thing hehe !!

Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by .

Luv & Hugs

Caroline xxx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

           Beautiful faces and Good news

Good morning and a very warm welcome to my blog . Today i would like to share some good news and a couple of cards i made yesterday. 
My good news is i have been chosen as "BLOG OF THE WEEK " over at  ALL THINGS CRAFTY  facebook page .  I am so proud :) 
Its a super group where you can share your blog and  everyone is so welcoming and friendly . Its Run by the  lovely Emma Goddard who kindly puts in so much work keep her fellow crafters happy .

The images for the cards are from Dilly beans . I fell in love with them as soon as i saw them . They have such beautiful eyes that capture you in there spell.  I have used my promarkers to colour them .The large blue flower is a flower forming flower from creata. It is the first one i have made and is attached to a badge pin and secured to the card so it can be removed . The greeting is from my stash and stamped in Denim by Tim Holtz. I have used Sizzix dies for the swirls and a butterfly from creata which i altered the colour using my promarkers.

 For this card i coloured the image again using my promarkers and on both images i have glazed the eyes to give them extra shine . the snow flakes were cut using my faithful Cricut Machine . The greeting is also from my stash. I have added a couple of silver bells suspended on some pink bakers twine.

I thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to comment and wish you all a happy day full of smiles .
Luv and Hugs

Caroline xxx