Tuesday, April 11

Paper Pros April Challenge

A card!!   Its been a long time, I have been cardmaking but it has been for work rather than fun.  I am here with a challenge card for the Paper Pro's team, who are the same wonderful inspiring ladies that made up the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge Team.  We had such fun on this team and we could not bare to part ways so we chose to do a "just for fun" challenge, its monthly, but there is no pressure if we cant make the date, life happens!

So this theme was FLOWERS, BUTTERFLIES AND/OR SPRING BLOOMS on your project?

And I chose Butterflies, with a smattering of flowers too.


Here in the inside you can see the I have decorated the Pivot Butterflies
with yellow card, hard to tell but this has been embossed and I have 
applied some Tonic Studios Nuvo Mousse in a pale yellow.

The bunting stamp was inked the Cracked Pistachio Oxide Ink.


The front is a echo of the inside, the same beautiful  Butterfly, some punched flowers, buttons, silver tape and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green and Caribbean Ocean.

This card could be used for so many occasions and so many different colour ways, but inspired by the yellow of Spring for the colours.


Saturday, March 11

144 Twinkling H20's for sale

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Tuesday, March 7

Needle Felted Fox

Hello and I do hope you don't mind my "non cardmaking" posts.  I guess I will find out how many unsubscribe for that answer!!   

As you know for Christmas I treated myself to a little needle felting kit and I have fallen totally and utterly for it.  Since Christmas I have been selling lots of older stamps and dies and getting money for my felting stash and I am a wee bit addicted to "fluff".   Part of my Ebay fund was spent on a couple of kits, one of which was the Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts Fox Kit.



I finally got around to making it and I am pleased how it come out.  Still lots to learn and I would love to find a class to go to but failing that there are people out there like Sandy from Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts who take the hard work out of it and make these lovely kits.  Everything you need to make one complete animal, very detailed instructions jam packed with photos, a sponge, needles, beads and of course wool... literally Everything you need to complete the project.

Caiden decided that this fox was called Freddy :)


A funny story about where Freddy is sitting for the above photo.  This morning in the pot behind him was a lump of leather off an older armchair we have broken
up to take the dump.  Our "real" Foxes decided to bury this piece of 
leather along side my spring flowers!  
Needless to say the leather has been rehomed in a rubbish bag.


What a beautiful day to be a fox!

I can not wait to get started on my Hare and Cat kits from 

If you are remotely tempted to try needle felting I would have a 
look at their designs :)  and tell them Caz sent ya for some Wooly fun!


Saturday, March 4

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C375

According to the Days of the Year web site, Thursday 2nd March was World Book Day. For our challenge this week take your inspiration for making your card from a book … adults or children’s book whatever you prefer.

I made this card for today's Create & Take at work and I thought it fitted the book
"The Dressmaker" by Rosalie Ham.


I admit I have not read this book, I think I would enjoy it but I do fancy the film
I have no clue why?!


I have used the GORGEOUS Penny Black stamp "Sew Much Fun"


You can see all the cards that the other Crazy4challenges team have made
Link TOP LEFT



Saturday, February 18

Crazy 4 Challenge C4C373

Hello
Its challenge time again over at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and this week it is a sketch.


Here is the sketch and here is my take on the sketch.


I decided that I wanted to play with Poppy the Owl
from Karen Burniston HERE
I also used a few things that were lying close to hand such as the Sizzix tree that
I used as branch, and the Sizzix Cloud at the bottom of the page.

A simple card, but sometimes simple is good eh?

You can see all the other designs on their blogs
LINKS TOP LEFT to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

Until next time!
Cazx


Tuesday, February 14

Paper Pros Challenge 001

Welcome to a NEW challenge for me. 

 This is the Paper Pros Challenge and it is Challenge Number 001! 
 What or who are Paper Pros?... well we are a group of Crafting Friends, brought together by our love for the Karen Burniston Products and we formed the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge Team.  Now firm friends and firm crafters we all decided with the Karen Burniston Design Team without our challenges we wanted to keep ourselves busy with Monthly challenges.  Just for fun, anything goes product wise and just to be part of a team, together creating and hopefully inspiring you all still!  Thrilled that our "Team Leader" Karen Burniston wanted to play with us too!! And Karen is joining in.

Summer was the lady to kick our challenge into the start line and her challenge is :

How about shaking it up? --- a challenge all about shaking... Whether a 

shaker card or action wobbler... Just a whole lotta shaking going on


Now me being last minute dot.com I had to make some Valentine gifts.
A little choccy box for 4 special people.

I used the Tonic Studios Gesture Box this cute
little box is big enough to hold a small chocolate.  Such as a
ferrero rocher But for Valentines I popped some chocolate hearts.
The image was stamped with a Taylored Expressions Grumplings set
and I mounted the circle onto a concertina of card to create a "Wobble" platform.

You can see the rest of the teams creations on their blogs :


I am not sure if all are playing along every week, we are doing 
it as a kind of relaxed thing.  No stress just fun!!

I hope you enjoy seeing us back together.

Cazx

Saturday, February 11

C4C372

Second week in February and although I did my card in time I totally forgot to post it on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog last night!  opps!

Tammy is hosting February and she said :

Hello everyone, and welcome to the second challenge for February!  Valentine's Day is approaching, and many take the opportunity to go out for a fancy dinner to celebrate!  So for this week's challenge, incorporate a food/dining/dishes-theme into your design, and also use the color red!

And here is my card :)


I used a Penny Black Owl for my main image.
This was mounted onto the Oval Pull Card from Karen Burniston 
I used it minus the optional arm
The Cupcakes are very old Penny Black stamps.

That's my card for today!

Caz



Saturday, February 4

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C371


This February is Tammy's turn to choose the challenges and she said 

"Today my baby girl turns 20! Oh my, where has the time gone? In addition to turning 20, Kelsey will also be graduating from Vet Tech school later this month, and we're so proud of her! In honor of Kelsey today, please create a card with animals in your design."

Here is my card for the challenge and this card was made just for fun, with no-one in mind and I was just grabbing lots of different things close by and generally just having some fun.


Here is what I used :

Foxes from Hobby Art set
Grass Border is Marianne from Crafts U Love
Trees, Hello and Banner from Sizzix Sets 
Karen Burniston Lorna Label Pop It ups
Flowers Card-io

Sorry the photo is dark, its hard to take a picture at night time.

You can see all the other Crazies cards on the link TOP LEFT of my blog :)

I hope you like this card today.  Stay safe, storm Doris is blowing in tonight.  I was in my Crafty Palace earlier and the wind nearly took the door off!!  Its scary out there so I came in, sounds much safer in here that out in the wind with some giant leylandii swaying around me.  Eeek!!

Caz x







Sunday, January 29

Wooly Madness

I have been utterly enjoying my trip into Needle felting and I thought I would share a couple of more projects with you.


First up is Little Peggy my sleepy Tea Cup Mouse.
Such a cute little critter and I got the tutorial for it HERE



Next up is my sheep and I have struggled to think of a name
for her, it is a her and she is wearing a heart on her chest
to say "I love ewe".  I told Darren I would give her to him for Valentines, to which he said "What am I going to do with a felted sheep?"  I told him "Say thanks and then give it back!"  LOL


Lastly here is Barnabus Bear, this bear looks nothing like he was supposed to
but he turned out cute.

I do hope you have enjoyed looking at my Wooly Madness!
Until next time, I am off to stab some wool xx

(I purchase all my lovely core wool and natural wools and blends
from Fleece 4 Ewe - this is on Facebook  Tell her Caz sent ya!)

Caz

Saturday, January 28

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C370

Hello is Saturday again and that means challenge time.  This is my last Saturday for hosting and I wanted to send Thanks to Lynn for playing along with me this month :)  You can see Lynn's and all the other Crazies over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  The link is top left of my blog.

Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day!!  Would would have thought that eh?  I love squirrels and I wanted to celebrate with them, so I challenge the team to make a card with these fluffy creatures, or alternatively another critter of their choosing.



I used this adorable stamp from Lili of the Valley HERE
I love this design, in fact I love a lot of their designs and they are lovely to
 colour in.  I have used my watercolour pencils here.



For the inside the used the Karen Burniston 
Twist Circle Pop it Up die with a simple Happy Birthday message.

A simple but effective card :)  I do hope my Sister in Law Sue liked it.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.
Caz x




Saturday, January 21

Crazy 4 Challenge - Sketch Challenge C4C369

This week on the Crazy 4 Challenges its a sketch and this is the sketch that I designed.


And here is the card that I designed around that Sketch.


I used a stamp from a Penny Black set called Hearts Aplenty.
Darren my husband has been told to "look away" as I think
this may be his Valentines Day card :)

I also used an Elizabeth Craft Designs die called 

Lyn is my guest again and you can see her card over on the 
Crazy 4 Challenges blog, the link is TOP LEFT.

Until next time.  Keep on crafting!!

Caz xx


Friday, January 20

Furry Hugs

Hello, I am here with a card that I made for Create and Take today at Crafts U Love.  I love Penny Black and this is a new set from them.


The stamp set is called Furry Hugs
The frame that I mounted it onto is one from Find It Trading called

A simple card, but I enjoyed making it and the ladies who came along
today did too.

Caz

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