Friday, 26 September 2014

It's really happening

Ok... after waiting for seems like forever yet, only 3 days, we have been given the ok on Kick Starter.

Pop over and have a look at our whole new project and aims we have.
It's so hard starting up a new business that you know has potential yet finding the funds is hard.

It would be great if my blogging friends could pop over and see what it's all about, and maybe even support us.

Many thanks.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Been off doing something exciting...

Hello... Sorry I have not been around.
I have been diverting from card craft to a new business plan.

This involves my partners illustrations that he created over 4 years ago. We have been playing around with ideas of what to do with them.
They are cute and know will find a place in the market.

We are starting a Kick Starter project to try and raise funds to lift this project off the ground with products, children's books and giftware.

Kick Starter is a community based place where people pledge, in return for a product you will be making. Therefore they will be getting something first before anyone else and before it completely lifts off the ground.

This means having to tweet (not my thing) set up a new Facebook page and really try every avenue to promote it.
As yet we are waiting to be accepted by them... it's like waiting for Christmas!!

But here is my twitter account

new Facebook page for it

I do have a new blog on wordpress but as yet need to get my head around it all.

The new concept is called 'On Stalks' and here is a photo of what our mugs will look like.

We will also be bringing out Christmas ones, if we are lucky enough to reach our target and second stage target.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

My love for strawberries

Well another day that has just flown by. But still have time to post a little card I created for Clean and Simple

Over on their blog they have a sketch for you to get inspired by.
I used stamping Up stamps and dotty paper.
Coloured the strawberries in two colours with pens.

Here is their sketch...

And here is my card using the sketch...

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


I was looking round for challenges and found this one 

They are asking you to create something which has a Halloween feel.

I have used these cute stamps that I have not used in a long time.
Love them to bits.

The costume shop has foam pads on it, just to raise it slightly from the line of merry Trick or Treaters.
The children dressed up look so cute as they are that I just added minimal colours. The ghost ones do have a touch of sparkle on them though.

A circle was punched in top right corner so that the spider, that i stamped inside, could be seen.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Fancy a cuppa..

Well here we are again. Trying to sort out bits and pieces with my craft stash and even selling some of it off as making room in my space to concentrate on my work.
So onto next challenge I have had a go at.

Less Is More is all about beverages this week.
So I have made a 4x4 card with my coffee cup stamp. Paper piecing for the cup and colouring the rest with copic pens. The hearts and steam from the cup have had glossy accents added.

Happy Crafting.
Caroline x

Monday, 15 September 2014

More Cupcake Fun.. with Daring Card Makers

Hello. The time is just flying past and I know I miss some challenges.
So let's get the ball rolling and have a challenge from Daring Card Makers where this week is food glorious food.
I know I made a cupcake card for them last week but this week i tried to challenge myself to do something different.

I stamped and coloured with copic pens, then stamped on pattern paper for the cupcake case. Punched small flowers and a big blob of glossy accents for the cherry.
Cut out popped on 3d foam pads and attached ribbon to the card.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Just add ribbon.

Another card, another challenge and the car stamp again.
The Ribbon Girl has challenged you to add some ribbon to your card this week.

My card is a wedding invitation. It has 2 ribbon colours in organza ribbon. The car image is raised with foam pads.

It's a clean and Simple card with pearlised card as the matting.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

New Home

AAACards have a sketch for you to use and enjoy.
I love this blog challenge you never know what they are going to come up with next.

Here is their sketch..

Simple sketch which I really had to think about. But here is my take on it with my house image that I designed. Single pattern paper layer and the image printed and cut on white card.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Clean and Simple

Well another challenge. I really have been playing catch up.
This time using the caravan stamp, which I do love lots, but in bright colours.

Clean and Simple have a sketch for you to use this week.

This is my take on the sketch. It is quite a bright card, matted on bright pink and yellow I think the image stands out even more.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Chocolate and Mint

New stamp again and yes designed by me. I have chosen this one for the challenge over at Less is More

They are asking you to use a colour combo of Chocolate and Mint.

I used copic pens to colour and blended them for the steam off the hot chocolate in the cup.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Cupcake Heaven

Well I am blogging late tonight, but have just finished some cards.
Simple matting and one of my stamp designs make up a card for Daring Card Makers
There is a colour combo challenge over there this week.

From this lovely mug I created my cupcake card.

Pop over and have a look at the teams creations and have a go yourself.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

New challenge I have found

I was blog hopping this morning and came across a challenge blog I had not seen before.

They have a sketch which I loved. And clean and simple is normally my style.

The dino is one of our stamp designs. Glossy accents for his eyes and ink edged paper.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Seaside Special

As I went on and on about my stamps in the last post I just had to do another one!
This card has been created for the challenge set by Less is More 'I do like to be beside the seaside'.

Agsin coloured with copic pens and the heart has glossy accents on it. The bottom layer of the matting has been punched using the scalloped punch. It is a little added interest!

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

New Stamps

I am loving my new stamps that I have designed from my larger cards. The 5" square paper piecing card designs have been made into simple lined stamps.
These were made using a stamp making machine that was given to me for my birthday.

So on to the card. These were made for the challenge by Daring Card Makers
This week they are asking you to be clean & simple and anything goes.

These images have been stamped and coloured with copic pens. The hearts (which appear on all my stamps) have glossy accents on them.
The simple matting has been used. The sentiment I stamped and then punched using a decorative punch, putting it between the two layers of coloured card.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

A Snowy Time

Well a month has gone by already over at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
This month for our next challenge it "Make a Card'
We are being sponsored by Beccy's Place

Some of us were lucky enough to use her digi stamps. I chose the Snowy Pair

Printed a couple of times I was then able to 3d some of the snowmen's features. The scarf and nose and one of the hats. The hat, scarf and noses are shiny due to glossy access and I have added glitter to the bodies.
So here is my card simple but effective.

We look forward to you popping over and playing along with us on this challenge at 

Happy Crafting
Caroline x