Friday, 15 June 2018

Love Is

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers This evening is the launch of a new Monthly Challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps . Our theme as always is Anything Goes as long as you use an All Dressed Up Stamp in your design. If you have just discovered these stamps and don't have any there are some fab Freebies HERE to get you started.

The prize for the winner is three digital stamps of their choice and we also pick a top three one of whom is asked to be a Guest Designer the following month.

For my June Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Love is There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the challenge blog






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Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Stamp is Love is by All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Cream card my box
Papers are Maja Designs Celebration You're Invited
Stitched heart dies from eBay
White Flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts a Christmas gift from a friend
Wooden Love sentiment painted with Acrylic paint is from Dunelm
Trim I think came from Whitby Crafts but I'm not certain.
Ivory pearl hearts are Jelly Bean Crafts

Well I hope you can all take a look at the challenge this time and  maybe join us we would love to see you. Have a great weekend everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Paper Piecing -Winnie Balloon Days

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers as its Wednesday then the launch of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this week is Paper piecing. I think this might be popular as I've seen a lot of  paper piecing around in Blogland and social media recently.
We have a great sponsor

Prize - voucher for 3 digi images



For our Design team projects the Design Team were given an image for us all to work with called Winnie Balloon Days.



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Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
 Stamp is Winnie Balloon Days painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils and  paper pieced
Papers are Maja Design Sofiera The Magnificent Flower Street and  Strolling Down the Rose Path
Oval die was an eBay find
I made two extra paper pieced balloons and twine is Docrafts
Heart die is Joycrafts
White wooden heart button is from Whitby Crafts
The What a Lovely Day sentiment strip is the border from the papers

Well I hope you can play along this week we love seeing what you make. I need to apologize I have been a very bad blogger these last few weeks but I'm finally catching up again with my Design Team work and  hoping I can get back to commenting.  I always hate when I cannot make time to visit all your lovely blogs to see the amazing things you all make. Enjoy the rest of hte week Love and  hugs Caorle x

I'm entering this into Digi Choosday Challenge

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Happy 40th Birthday Martin

Good evening to you all. As I said in my earlier post today is my Son Martin's 40th birthday What happened to those 40 years just seems like yesterday when he was born..

This is the card and  box I made to give him I used a Mini car stamp from Docrafts I have had for ages but it seemed quite appropriate as his first car was a very old pale blue Mni I 'm not quite sure I got the rusty bits right.!! I know I worried myself sick when he drove to Manchester in it when he was at Manchester University..



The Box


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The Birthday Boy



Card and  Box Recipe

8x8 Blank Card
Blue Card is Ross Papercraft
Stamp is Docrafts painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Checked paper is Maja Design
Stitched square dies 
Banner die is La La Land
Sentiment and  letters are Tim Holtz
Square sentiment I made on the computer
Large Banner die from eBay
The dot die is MFT Die' namics
Metal cogs from Michael's in Florida
8x8 Black box from Ann /Marie designs at Harrogate show

I hope you enjoy the rest of the week. Martin is having a birthday celebration on Saturday Love and  hugs Carole x





Golden Bell

Good morning everyone its that Wednesday again so the launch of a new Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafting by Designs  This is always such a popular challenge with everyone.

We have another great sponsor for this month

Prize - winner choice of 1 set of digi images

If you are not familiar with this company then its worth taking a look as well as some great designs to purchase they also have a huge choice of freebie designs..

For my Design Team card I decided on a Christmas stamp called Golden Bell which I loved colouring. I'm really trying this year to get ahead making Christmas cards when I can..





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Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Golden Bell from Beccy's Place painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Gold Mirra card Jelly Bean Crafts
Holly paper is from a Lili of the Valley pad Classic Christmas no longer available but you can now get a digital version 
Spellbinder circle die
Frame die was from eBay
Christmas Bell die is Joycraft from Crafts U Love
Holly leaves are also Joycraft from Crafteezee
Green Holly leaves are Wild Orchid Crafts
Red Berries my stash
Christmas tag stamps are Lili of the Valley not sure if they do a Digi version 

Well I hope you can find time to enter this monthly challenge we love seeing your creations. 

Today is quite a special day as its my Son's 40th Birthday so I will be back later with the card I made.for him Enjoy your day everyone Love and  hugs Carole x











Sunday, 3 June 2018

Paper Pieced Christmas Trees

Happy Sunday everyone I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and  have some nice things planned .Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made recently at the craft group I go to it was led by my craft friend Carol and we did these delightful Christmas paper pieced cards I was very taken by the design and loved doing them even though these are very CAS for me.








Card Recipe

5x7 Blank White and Kraft Cards
Maroon card is Ross Paper Craft show
Gold mirra card from Craft Group 
Papers are Kaisercraft on second card and  other papers from Craft Group
The stamp is from Woodware
Small Wooden heart painted with Forest Green Distress Ink 

Enjoy your day everyone and  I hope you enjoy these CAS card designs something a bit different.I'm doing some craft catch up today as I'm running a bit behind . Not so bad as its a dull miserable day here . Love and  hugs Carole x


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

For The Boys

Good morning everyone I hope that you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend and did some nice things. Well its Wednesday again so the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme for this weeks challenge is For The Boys.
We have a great sponsor

Prize - $20 gift certificate to the store



For my design team card I used an image called Vintage Car




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Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Stamp is Vintage Car from Ike's Art painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from an old Lili Of The Valley paper pad  Enchantment and the checked paper from a 
My Mind's Eye scrapbook pad Life Stories
The postage stamp die I bought from eBay
Square stitched die
The tile alphabet stickers are from Docrafts
The dome stickers my box 

Well I hope you can find time to enter I know men cards are not always our favourites but its a good chance to make one. There are more cards to inspire you from our Design Team over on the blog. Enjoy the rest of the week everyone. I'm recovering after a very busy but great weekend with Miles; We all went on the North York Moors Railway on Sunday perfect weather and a fabulous time Miles loved the steam engines.

I'm entering this into Ike's Art Challenge Anything Goes Monochrome



Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Get Ready for Christmas May Edition

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday again so the launch of a new weekly challenge at Crafting by Designs and  our theme is our very popular Get Ready For Christmas I hope you can play along its a great way to get making your Christmas cards.
Our sponsor this week is

Prize - winner's choice of 2 digi stamps

For my Design Team card I've used the adorable snowman stamp called Snowy Days



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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank  card
Stamp is Snowy Days painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Papers are Maja Designs Home for the Holidays Traditions from Live and  Love Crafts( now closed)
Wonky Stitched square die from Craft Stash
Snowflake dies are Marianne
Trees are from Hobby Craft
Sentiment strip and  words are from a Pion Design Greetings from the North Pole Border sheet
Ground Expresso distress ink


Well I hope you are all having a great week and  can find time to enter this great challenge. I've been busy this week sitting on a three day School Admissions Appeal panel. I really enjoy it keeps the old brain working !! Looking forward to the weekend.. Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Rudolph Days Challenge May Edition 




Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Butterfly Girl



Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a great weekend..My post today is to showcase the May new release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps. As always they are all fabulous designs.  I'm always amazed how Wendy can always keep coming up with more and  more fabulous designs.each month. So here they are 

My Helicopter

Daddy's Day

Butterfly Girl

Best Teacher

For my Design Team card I used the gorgeous Butterfly girl



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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Butterfly Girl painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design  Celebration Congratulations
LDRS Gilded Oval Die
Joy craft Butterfly border and  matching Butterfly die
Lace is from Dainty crafts in Washington
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and Boyes Stores
Sentiment tag stamps  are Lili of the Valley only available now as digi
Pearl string my box

Well I hope you take a look at these new release stamps that are all now on sale in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy page. 
Have a lovely evening everyone Love and  hugs Carole x






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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Enjoy The little things

Good morning to all my friends and  followers. Its that Wednesday so the launch of a new weekly challenge over at  Crafting by Designs the theme for this weeks challenge is Enjoy the Little Things . Our sponsor for this week is

 WeR3  
Prize - $15 gift certificate to the store



For our Design team cards we were given a selection of papers images and  sentiments. I used images Hearts and  Birdie and  papers Hello Floral Chevron to make this new home card.





Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Papers and  image from WeR3 pinted with Derwent Inktense papers
Kraft card from Crafter's Companion
Square stitched dies
Sentiment is from Lili of The Valley sorry I cannot see it on the web page
Heart button was from Whitby Crafts
Twine is Docrafts 
Heart button die from eBay

Well I hope you can find time to enter our challenge they are always so popular and  we love seeing your fantastic cards Enjoy the rest of  the week and  the Royal Wedding on Saturday I love looking at the fashions Love and  hugs Carole x





Tuesday, 15 May 2018

321-GO

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers This evening is the launch of a new Monthly Challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps . Our theme as always is Anything Goes as long as you use an All Dressed Up Stamp in your design. If you have just discovered these stamps and don't have any there are some fab Freebies HERE to get you started.

The prize for the winner is three digital stamps of their choice and we also pick a top three one of whom is asked to be a Guest Designer the following month.

For my May Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called 321 GO There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the challenge blog








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 Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is 321 Go All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from an old Lili of the Valley pad Country Gent
Kraft Card is Crafters Companion
Stitched square dies and banner dies
The centre die was a one I found on Ali Express I like the different shape
Kraft corrugated card is from a John Lewis parcel 
Twine is Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook Shop
Charm is from my box
Candi is Craftwork Cards
Cork dots from Michael's in Florida
Off we go Sentiment is Heidi Swapp from Joann's in Florida

Well I hope you can all take a look at the challenge this time and  maybe join us we would love to see you. 
Apologies I've not been around much on here or Facebook but my internet router packed in on Friday. It was six years old and apparently that's about how long that router lasts.  I had to wait till yesterday for the Virgin Engineer to replace it its working great now but what a pain changing the passwords on everything . 

Have a great week everyone I'm back tomorrow with another post Love and  hugs Carole x




Monday, 7 May 2018

Up, Up and Away

Good morning everyone I hope you are all well and  enjoying the Bank Holiday sunshine and have some nice things planned. Today I'm sharing a card I made for the ladies at the Craft Group I go to to make a few weeks ago . I tried something a little different no stamping and  made a little scene using some dies I had not used before and had been in my drawer for ages unused how could I have never used them !! you all know so much craft stuff.




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Blue card is Ross Papercraft 
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Yellow card is Tim Holtz 
Green and  Turquoise card from my box
Dies are house and tree border  Memory Box 
Clouds Memory Box
Hot Air balloon came free in a magazine ages ago
Sun die from eBay
Square stitched dies
Circle stitched dies and  
Spellbinder circle die to cut the centre circle
Hessian trim I bought in Spain last year at the Chinese supermarket what a fun place.
Card Candi Craftwork Cards (that was quite a shock last week to see they have gone into liquidation always a sad day when another craft company closes I loved their shaped cards )
Paris Blue Memento ink pad
Sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion set Florence

Well enjoy whats left of the weekend we are going to pick up some things for the garden today .I am sorry I've not been around much these last few days we had quite a lot of  Doctors and  Hospital appointments earlier in the week for my hubby but glad to say he is continuing to progress its taking awhile but am sure  we will get there.  Enjoy the sunshine love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Anything Goes Faith Hope Love

Good morning to you all and  a special welcome to my new follower Maureen. As its Wednesday you guessed its a new monthly Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafting by Designs

We have two great sponsors this month

Prize - winner's choice of 4 digi stamps


For my Design Team make I used a lovely block stamp called Faith Hope Love from Bugaboo Stamps and  made a wall hanging.





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Wall Hanging Recipe

Hessian block I bought in Walmart in Florida last year
I did the background using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil with cream and two shades of blue Acrylic paint
Stamp is Bugaboo stamps Faith Hope Love block stamp painted with Derwent Inktense pencils I did the edges of the flowers with a Derwent Metallic pencil as well .
Hessian roses are from Michael's in Florida. 
Hessian butterflies are from the Poundland shop a while ago 
Memories sentiment is from a Kanban stamp set
Chipboard frames are from Scrapiniec
Love sentiment from Dunelm
Pearls my box

I really enjoyed doing this its the first time I've stencilled onto a Hessian Block.. I hope you can join us this time.The challenge runs until the 5th June so plenty of time to get your entries in ..

Enjoy the rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x  

























Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Get Ready For Christmas Mr Snowman

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the launch of a new weekly Challenge over at Crafting by Deigns out theme this week is our popular Get Ready For Christmas
Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is A Day For Daisies.



Prize - $12 gift certificate to shop



For my Design Team card I used a lovely Snowman image called Mr Snowman I do love a snowman card.






Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is A Day For Daisies Mr Snowmna
Painted with Copic Pens
Snowflake embossed card from Jelly Bean Crfts
Marianne Snowflake die 
Tress are a Joycrafts die
Pearl Snowflakes are from Whitby Crafts
Winter die is Joycrafts
Circle frame die was from eBay
Viva pearl pen for snow on the background and  trees

Well as always I hope you can take a look at the challenge this week If you have not made any Christmas cards yet this is a good way to make a start Have a fantastic week. Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Allsorts Challenge Use Pearls and  Rudolph Days Challenge