Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Free Download - Over the field

I've just made this set using some encaustic art that I made a while ago. Hope the sheets come in useful. If you have trouble downloading these leave a comment and I'll try and fix it. The sheets should be A4.

My craft room

I've been getting my craft room sorted out as I've had it a while and now know what I use most etc. It's amazing you dont realise this when you first set the room Also because it's a very small room it was getting VERY untidy! lol I've had great fun finding things I thought I'd lost or used and of course some things I'd completely forgotten about! lol Here's a page of photos showing my room before my move around, and as soon as I've finished I 'll take some photos for you to see the difference.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Happy Holidays

Just popping in to wish you all a happy Christmas and prosperous and creative New Year.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Group of trees

I cannot take credit for the idea for this card as I saw it on another blog (sorry cannot remember who). Here is my version, hope you like it. The card is a white 5x5 inch card but for some reason it has come out blue in the photo.

The recipe for the card is:
  • Group of trees stamp from Xelacrafts ebay shop
  • The shimmer for the snow is my own, which is Acrylic shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol and lightly sprayed.
  • Whispers archival ink - colour whisper lilac

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Out there, Little soldier

As you know from a previous post Jaks sadly lost her 19mth old great nephew to meningitis and has been raising money for the Meningitis search 4 a Vaccine Campaign by selling 2 specially designed digi stamps. Here are the cards I've made from the stamps the 1st is called Out there by Mo Manning.

and the second is the Little Soldier which was designed by Jim Harker.

To make the cards I used: Whispers stroke brush markers to colour both images.

3D My Way by Jeje with matching peeloffs for the 1st card

Backing paper by Docrafts for the snowman (little soldier)

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Wedding design

As promised here is a card I've made from the sheet I posted here. I added some ribbon from my box and a self adhesive clear heart gem from papermania. I also cut the heart design from one of the tags using the small oval punch from stampin up and put that in the lower left hand corner of the envelope. :-))

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Freebie sheet

Hi, I've been and have designed this sheet. Its designed to be printed on A4 landscape. I hope you like it and find it useful. I'd love to see the cards you make using this and of course I'll post mine when I've made it.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Jak says thanks

Just a quick note to let you know Jak says the crafters raised £1000,00 so far and many many thanks. Pop along to her blog to find out more.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Meningitis support

I'm asking you all if you would pop along to Jaks site
and help support the meningitis research fund, I've purchased the stamps and ther're great.
Thanks everso.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Craft exhibition

I,ve been busy for the last couple of days showing some of my cards etc at an exhibition, sadly it rained solidly so not that many people came. Never mind I had fun and picked up lots of tips and ideas for future craft exhibitions. Here are a couple of photos of my display.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

The best trick or treater

Hi I just had to show you all our grandaughter all dressed up and visiting family, isn't she just the best? (can you tell I'm the proudest Nana! lol) Amelia is now just over 6 months old, where does the time go.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Loads of

Yet again it's a busy time for family birthdays, which include several men, so I decided some stamping was called for. For the 1st card I embossed the SU loads of love lorry (love that set!) and used black embossing powder then used brushstrokes pens to watercolour in the images. The backing paper is old TLC card stock. The edge of the tag has been sponged with SU barely blue (I think that's its name lol) The sentiment is also from the loads of love stamp set.

For the second card I used a topper that I had and instead of cutting it out I tore it and sponged SU chocolate chip ink around the tears and also around the backing sheet and banner. The twine is dark brown and waxed.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Crafters kitchen - Fantastic Candy

Hi everyone, pop along to Jaks blog she has the most amazing candy that her boss has kindly donated. You have to live in the UK to enter for it. Here is a picture of the prize

and you're not seeing things it is the silhouette on offer. Pop along to Jaks blog and enter. She also has a gorgeous christmas sheet that she's kindly letting everyone have. Her site is

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Tiffany's blog

Just dropping by to let you know I'll be a guest on Tiffanys blog tomorrow Pop along and look at her lovely cards.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

More family cards

For my nieces birthday card I made a topper and backing sheet using a photo of her dog (Bichon frise) and a lot of pink as that's her favourite colour! lol

For the second card I used a Stampin up circle scallop punch and a punch/stamp from the 3 for you stamp set for the 3 small flowers . The layout idea I got from an example card on a Stampin up examples site. The lilac backing paper and flower topper are from old TLC stock i have.

Family cards

Sorry for such a long gap between posts. Our daughter has been poorly, I'm pleased to say she is now making a good recovery. I have managed to make a few cards other than some christmas cards. One for my great nephew and another for an aunt.

My nephews card was made using the Crafters companion Boys CD and I stamped a picture of a boy and put him in the window.

For my Aunt I used a topper and backing sheet from a cd (I think Joanna sheen ! lol) I embossed a wavy line on the backing paper and the right hand side of the card front then cut this off and add as shown in the picture.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Animal magic

I have been having great fun with my punches making animal toppers so far I've got 2 done and there are many more I want to try! lol

The sheep card isn't finished with a sentiment etc as I feel it will work for several different occasions. I got the instructions for this from Stamp with Heather who is brilliant with stamping and punching.

The owl card I have made for someone who ran a rescue centre for all animals including owls. The instructions for this I found on Youtube by foreveramber925. Both cards use stampinup punches, I had to adapt the owl a bit as I don't have all the punches used. (yet! lol)

Thursday, 27 August 2009

For the Ladies

I have been trying to use up various items I've bought and have had for some time! lol This first card was from Carol Ann studio CD and I've added some 3D glue to the middle of the flower.

The second card I made from a decoupage sheet not sure where I got this one! lol but I'm pleased with the result after cutting the card to match the topper.


I just had to show you my DIL first try at heat embossing, isn't the card brilliant. She has layered the medallion stamp up and using the silver on black card was very effective.

Monday, 17 August 2009

A couple for the men

I've been busy with male birthday cards, here are a couple. The first is layered pyramage and the second flippin card I've shown the front and back as you open the card. This was made for my daughters boss! lol

Saturday, 25 July 2009


It seems to be the time for weddings in my circle of friends. If its not their children then it's them! lol Here is a card I made for a friends second wedding. I also made a card for a 'nephew' which I was chuffed with but unfortunately forgot to take a pic of prior to posting it! lol

Mat pack

At last I've managed to have a quick play with my stampin up mat pack. It's so easy to use and adding a simple border is no problem as all the measuring is done for you. I made the flower from a wrapping paper design.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Birthday Cards

It's a busy time of year with cards needed for birthdays and other occasions. Here are a couple of cards I've recently made the first is using the tag punch I bought from stamping up.

The second is a card using a concertina folded butterfly that I'm pleased with and have kept a template of how I did it for futute use.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Where has this month gone?!!

Time flies when you're having fun! I've been busy making cards for family our godson got marrien last weekend and a friends father has been poorly so I made these cards for them.

I have also been busy with my stampin up goodies that I ordered at the party, Here is the 1st card I've managed to finish and send after using my new stamps.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Craft fair

I have been busy making cards for a local craft fair that is going to be held next week. At the moment I am concentrating on cards for men and if I have time I want to make some fathers day cards. Here is a small selection of some of the cards I made.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Flippin card!

I love the flippin cards series, here is the card I made for my niece.

First post

This blog is for my card making and crafting passion and in time I hope to add tutorials etc and be able to exchange ideas with other crafters. Why call it Aunty Carol's Publications? cos the first set of stationary I did was for a nieces wedding and my wonderful father thought the name was brilliant. lol