Thursday 31 December 2020

98% back in the Land of the Living

 Hi I am not 100% but 98% back in the land of the living.

Well so much for low blood pressure after two weeks feeling really ill  surgery finally sent someone out who told me I had a chest infection,kidney infection and total exhaustion so much so I really thought my time had come!!!December was spent in bed with the odd hour on the sette and the inclination to do nothing but refound my love of reading and thank goodness my daughter was here.

Thank you for all messages,beautiful cards sent,gift from Patricia and beautifully made masks from Dionne.

Anyway I am feeling better each day and starting to eat ---but---I realised something had to give so I sold most of my craft stuff just keeping some basics for Holly,but she asked for a sewing machine for Christmas and has discovered sewing bless her.

I have also left all the Design Teams as less stress the better but still have a few cards which havent been blogged yet .

Hope you all had a good Christmas and have a safe New Year

Carol x x

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Quick update

 I suffered an horrendous migraine on Sunday which put me in bed for two days-felt better yesterday morning so got up felt I was going to faint so went back up the stairs and collapsed at the top luckily my daughter was there she called an ambulance but luckily all tests were okay so think it was down to low blood pressure and am still in bed -not sure when I will catch up with you all-but thank you for all the lovely comments you have left me.

carol x x

Monday 7 December 2020

Vintage West

 Morning and we have a new Vintage challenge at A Place To Start.

I was tidying my desk and found these images already printed from American Frintier CD from Joanna Sheen must have had this years.- a piece of P.paper tat was distressed with what looks like gesso or watered down white paint,found a little rusty cog,a craft mag sentiment that luckily was already stamped on kraft card, a number strip from inside a kitchen roll and the squiggly clear thing in the corner was a piece of glue from the hot glur gun goodness knows why that was kept lol-added a couple of texture stamps and white splatters which I got more on my desk and big shot than the card!!!


Sunday 6 December 2020

A Vintage Summer

 Morning and we have a new ATG/Vintage challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

I made a trifold card and a few PRE-COLOURED Vintage images from TLC-P.papers from The Works-whilst looking for something to add found the flower which had a similar colour-half a teabag so glued that behind flower,a little die-cut bow so added that inside and found the stamped sentiment so know idea where that came from at all-just distresssed papers and edges a little and done!

Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us

Carol x x

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Last of the Christmas cards

 Hi and can we just ignore the date!!!The last of my Christmas cards to blog they have all been posted off over a week ago(never been so organised lol)I made one using a freebie image from HERE, coloured with promarkers and glossy accents on flame and candle(I did one on the full lantern but it all cracked when I tried to stick it down!)

Embossing folder from Crafters Companion and swiped over with a distress ink pad,pine needle bough was a die-cut from Memory Box coloured with distress ink and added glamour dust for sparkle.

Was pleased how it turned out so made three -as you do lol.


The paper shelter-A Christmas card

I love promarkers-Christmas

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

krafty chicks-all occasions

Patties creations-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

CD Sunday plus-ATG

double trouble-something/anything/everything

QKR stampede-ATG


passion for promarkers-Christmas

sweet stampers-Christmas

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

Ikes world-X for Xmas

country view challenges-ATG


Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x