Hello and welcome to CARO'S CREATIONS

This blog will be a mixture of my life & my craft (such as it is). I hope you enjoy my blog & even if it doesn't inspire you, maybe it may entertain you :) and please excuse the huge time gaps, life gets in the way :)

Monday, 26 October 2009

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Decoupatch Items

Hi everyone,
I haven't been on here much lately, what with one thing and another. My home life has been rather manic, upsetting & various other things too.
Anyway, I have, along with my cards, covered a box with decoupatch paper(the box was part of a birthday present from a friend who knows I love decoupatch ). I love the technique. Its very therapeutic & the results are fantastic. I have a photo here of the box lid, decorated with some chipboard & a lovely metal handle. I had great fun covering this. Ive also added photos of previous decoupatch projects, a great tissue box & a very very cheap plastic vase, both of which have had a decoupatch make-over. I hope you like them. Something a bit different from cards ;-). Im just waiting for some new papers to arrive & I will be covering another box, this time with christmas papers, to store my made up christmas cards in. There is a link over on the left that will take you to the site where you can get everything you could ever need to get started :-))

Tuesday, 22 September 2009


Well I had a fantastic birthday at the beginning of September, with loads & loads of fantastic cards from my crafting friends, thank you all of you who sent cards.
Life has got in the way of everything crafting so much, that it has all been neglected, my blog especially. So Im here to make up for it now with my latest makes, some very dodgy pictures of christmas cards, made of my Sis in law.
I hope you all like them enough to leave comments

Saturday, 29 August 2009


So far, I have passed my newest blog awards on to Elise, for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog, thanks elise.



Ihave had a tough month this month. Huge family problems have prevented me from much crafting, or indeed, even being on the computer. I have made no ATCs at all & only 4 cards. Im quite upset really but family is most important & things need sorting out, so please bear with me, please keep visiting & keep the comments coming, they are the only thing that makes things worthwhile.

hugsa to you all.


Tuesday, 18 August 2009


I can't believe its almost a month since I updated my blog!! My thanks for these lovely awards goes to sam at mays daze, they are great & I truly appreciate them, thank you. I wll pass them on as soon as I can.


Thursday, 23 July 2009


This is my entry for the copic challenge over on ( go and take a look :-)) I have used this tilda card as its the only card really I've ever coloured myself.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Latest cards & last for a while

My first triple diamond fold card, inspired by a fellow crafter, got my mojo back just enough to make that, plus a few simple 'kit' cards.
As we are away from Sat for a few weeks, this is my last posting until we gat back (unless I find my mojo with a vengeance in the next 2 days!!
There will be holiday pics & photos of my son, GF & grandson too :-))
Can't wait to see them all.

Saturday, 11 July 2009


A selection of my ATCs, not all of them but some


& the final card is just a mess about card that I saw in someones gallery & copied. managed to find instructions to follow to get the basic shape & then just decorated in my own peculiar way.

a few more cards

These are my latest,one for a lady who wanted yellow roses. Th card in the 'frame', the roses began as pink. I coloured them with dufex pens, am really impressed with the result.

the other rose card was from an image very kindly donated by sarah

Wednesday, 8 July 2009


These are two are cards I was asked to do, one for a neighbour & the WA card was asked for by the Deacon of our village church. I am still very unsure about the WA card, but Deacon Mary seemed very pleased with it. I hope the recipients are pleased too.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

These are the 2 cards I have made for Charlie's 1st birthday. I am not overly proud of them, don't think they are great & they took ages to do. My mind is still not in gear. I hope it picks up soon.

Anyway, better or worse, here they are.


last 2 weeks

Well, the last 2 weeks have not been good. Huge family problems, kids who are so hurtful & my mojo has finally done a complete runner thanks to all the stress. This is why there have been no postings from me for ages. I HAVE made a birthday card for my grandson, which I will upload later, but apart from that, Ive done nothing, not even my beloved ATCs.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

something new

This is my first try at the 'trifold' cards. I really like the results, even thoug hmy card is rather basic. I will definitely be making more of these.

Monday, 8 June 2009


Thank you Dazie for giving me the awards. They are the 1st ones I have received in blogland & therefore are extra special, thank you so much.

I have decide who the awards should go to and they are as follows :
ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD (in no particular order)

carol jenks
mays daze
hunnybunnys cards
annies place

carol jenks
hunnybunny cards
mays daze
annies place
allissa designs ( I know you have it but you need it again)
diamond doll
a man alone

(As you all support me so well)
and I still need to add another 7 peeps to this!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Sympathy Cards

These are 3 cards I have had to make today, I hope they are ok, they are all for the same family, personal friends of mine and he was only a teenage boy, so I have found them difficult to make.

Monday, 25 May 2009

1st ever Tilda Challenge Card

Well I decided i would try a challenge & here is the result of my effort. ANy comments good or bad appreciated. Im not used to stamps or colouring, so its a bit haphazard, but I did enjoy maing & painting it, lol.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Hi Everyone,

I haven't posted for a while. What atime Ive had, went to pick my mum up for a day out last Thursday, got stomach pains & ended up in A & E instead!
Ended up having a major op & just got let out today.
Now begins 12 weeks of rest & recovery, so wont be on here much for a while, will come on when I fell well wnough.

See you all very soon.


Friday, 1 May 2009

This is an altered CD that I made for one of my very best friends. I forgot to photographt the back of it & the little dangle butterfly is missing off the bottom of the photo >-((. I have entered this into foxys blog candy comp
there is the link if anyone wants to know more about it.

Have a lovely day.


Sunday, 26 April 2009


Well I think ex work has taken my mojo as well as my job!! Can't think what to make, where to start & have been sat at my desk now for over 2 hours, doing nothing much other than flicking from web page to web page!! Not good enough, MOJO come back!

Above is a photo of escaped MOJO, please let me know if you see it anywhere!

Friday, 24 April 2009


Well today my job went. I had been off sick with back problems since the beginning of the year and it has taken has taken until just 3 wks ago to get me to be able to have physio (and that is with a lot of pushing on behalf of my Dr to rush things through). I have had just 3 sessions & work reckon I have now had long enough & have ended my contract. Im totally gutted, I thought I was working for a good, fair company, who would have given time for the physio to start working. Three sessions is NOT long enough but because I can't get a specific return to work date from my Dr, thats it, finished.
Im so upset.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

This is a card that was commissioned for me to make for a local preacher. The wording was specifically given to me & had to go on the front of the card.

i have made this card using all the different elements of allissa-designs freebie Easter giveaways. they are so cute & i am really pleased with this card. I hope you all like it too. Below is the link to take you to the page that she has been kind enough to set up for anyone to ask for the sheets.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Stamped & hand coloured card

This is one of my very very few stamped & coloured cards, Im not very good at it, but would love to improve, I need a few good lessons from someone really good.

If I had the copics on offer as blog candy (see , I might be able to improve big time :-)) here's hoping.

Treasure Box

The treasure box isn't quite finished yet. I need to decorate properly & add some little tags to the lids of each box so that they can be opened without damaging the box.
Any comments will be welcomed.