Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Pearls in her Hair and Rudolph

Good morning everyone today sees the launch of our new monthly Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafting By Designs . It is also a very sad post as this is not only our last post of 2019 but our last challenge post for sometime .The Admin and  Design Team are taking a long break and  may come back at sometime in the future Its very sad as this was my first Design Team and  I have loved all the five and a half years I have been on the team such a fantastic friendly and  supportive team

We have four great sponsors this month


Prize - $8 Gift Certificate to shop

We R 3 

Prize - $15 Gift Certificate to shop




Prize - $10 gift certificate to shop 


For my Design Team cards I used images from Oddball Art Rudolph and A Day for Daisies Pearls in her Hair



Card Recipe

Stamp is A Day for Daisies Pearls in my hair painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Spot papers are a 12x12 scrapbook sheet I bought in Michael's in Florida no make on it
Burgundy card is from Ross Papercrafts
Dies are Spellbinder Opulent Ovals 
Flower die was an eBay find
Birdcage die is Joycraft
Ribbon is Martha Stewart 
Pearl String is The Hobby House
Charm is from my stash
Pearl flowers are Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Facebook shop
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley
Viva pearl pen


Card Recipe

Shaped card is made with a Go Create die Frilly 10
Papers are from a Lili of the Valley Pad no longer available
Stamp is Rudolph from Oddball Art painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
I cut the trees from the toppers that come in the paper pad
The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley Stamp and  I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder
Silver bells and twine to finish

Well I hope you can enter our last challenge our challenges have always been so popular with lots of crafters. I will certainly miss making my Design Team cards .

Enjoy th week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x



Sunday, 1 December 2019

Christmas Bauble and a freebie at Kit and Clowder

Good evening everyone hope everyone is enjoying a nice weekend. My post today is to tell you about the free All Dressed Up Stamp called Christmas Bauble you can get free this weekend from Kit and  Clowder This is the link to the Facebook page Kit and Clowder

This is my Design Team card using this gorgeous stamp




Close Up



Card Recipe

7x7 blank Card
white card
Stamp is Christmas Bauble painted with Cop[c Pens
Embosses Snowflake card is from Jelly Bean Crafts
Frame die is from eBay
Bauble does are Joycraft
Lace ribbon is from Hobbycraft
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley heat embossed with silver embossing powder
Lots of i on this card

Well I hope you can visit Kit and Clowder and  get this fabulous freebie stamp . Love and  hugs Carole x




Friday, 22 November 2019

Christmas Skater



Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a great weekend. My post this evening is to showcase the November 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 and they are now available in the Etsy Store here


Christmas Bunting
 Christmas Skater
 Woof Christmas
For my Design team card i used the adorable Christmas Skater




Close Up





Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps Christmas Skater painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Silver Mirra Card 
Papers are Maja Design Winter Days Blizzard from Crafts U Love
Oval scalloped Edge die
Ice skate die is Joycraft
Poinsettia die is Spellbinder
Holy die Joycraft
Frosted Berries from eBay
Toboggan is MDF painted with Snow White Acrylic paint 
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley heat embossed with silver embossing powder
Tiny pearls my box.

Well I hope you can take a look at these new stamps they are just great I had a lot of fun making this  card 

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x
















Friday, 15 November 2019

Mistletoe Kisses

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today 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 November Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called 
Mistletoe Kisses There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the Challenge Blog.




Card Recipe

Star Shape Card made from a Dutch Doobadoo stencil
Stamp is Mistletoe Kisses from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design I Wish for a Jolly Holly Christmas and I wish we will have a tree
Stitched circle die
Star garland is Joy Craft
Mistletoe die is Frantic Stamper
Wooden Sentiment is Hobby Craft
Wooden trees The Works
Bells from Live and Love Crafts now closed
Joy sentiment stamp came free in a magazine
Fired Brick Distress Ink


I hope you can find time to enter our challenge just remember to use an All Dressed Up Stamp if you do.

Enjoy the  weekend Love and  hugs Carole x






Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Christmas Snowman and Stars and Back

Good morning everyone today sees the launch of our new monthly Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafting By Designs .
We have three great sponsors this month
QKR Stampede 
   


Prize - 3 digi i

Prize - 2 digi images










Prize - 2 single digi images
mages

For my Design Team cards I used images from Twinkle Lane Designs Christmas Snowman  and  All Dressed up Stamps Stars and Back

Christmas Snowman



Close Up

Card  Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Red Card my Box Papers are from Hobby Lobby in Florida
Stamp is Christmas Snowman from  Twinkle Lane Designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Stitched Square and Circle dies
Star die is Joy craft
Mistletoe die is Frantic Stamper
Holly Leaves are Wild Orchid Crafts
Frosted Berries eBay
Christmas Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley stamps
 Small red gems my Box
Wooden Reindeer The Works


Stars and Back




Close Up



Door Hanger Recipe

Card Door Hanger from The Paper Mill Washington
Papers are red Docrafts and  blue Maja Design
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps Stars and  Back painted with Derwent Inktemse Pencils
Stitched Star die
Stitched rectangles are  MFT
Wooden :love sentiment from eBay

Well I hope you can enter our challenge this month Have a great week Love and  hugs Carole x


 






Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Gingerbread House



Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a great weekend. My post this evening is to showcase the October 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 and they are now available in the Etsy Store here



For my Design team card i used the adorable Gingerbread House




Close up



Card Recipe

7 x 7 Blank card
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps Gingerbread House painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Dovecraft Little Red Robin 
Kraft card is Crafters' Companion
Square stitched dies
Tree die is Joycraft
Button from the Dovecraft Little Red Robin collection 
Wood Merry Christmas sentiment from Hobby Craft
Reindeer I think was  The Works
Snow I made using Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff 
Wink of Stella 

Well I hope you can take a look at these new stamps they are just great I had a lot of fun making this  card 

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x





Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Snowy Days

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today 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 October  Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called Snowy Days  There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the Challenge Blog.





Close Up



Card Recipe

Card Shape is made from a Dutchdoobadoo stencil from Buddly Crafts 
Stamp is Snowy Days from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Maroon card is Ross Papercraft
Paper is Maja Design Joyous Winterdays Cozy Inside from Ctafts U Love
Stitched Circle dies
Stat circle die is Joycrafts
Sentiment is from the paper
Small trees are from The Works
Twine is Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop now closed
Bells are from Live and Love Crafts
Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide Ink 
The stars are the waste from the circle die


I hope you can find time to enter our challenge just remember to use an All Dressed Up Stamp if you do.

Enjoy the rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x



Sunday, 13 October 2019

White on White Christmas

Happy Sunday everyone i hope that you are all well and  enjoying the weekend . Thought today] I would share a card I made recently for the ladies at the Craft Group I go to to make last Thursday. I do enjoy making white on white cards so hope you all enjoy this as well






Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
White smooth card Ross Papercraft
Spot embossing folder is Die'sire from Crafters Companion
Poinsettia dies are Spellbinder 
Merry Christmas die I bought from Anne's destash 
Fawns and branches dies are Cottage Cutz  
I made the hills from the circle waste
Pearl string and pearls my box

Enjoy the rest of the day its pouring with rain here so after catching up on ironing I will be crafting this afternoon Love and  hugs Carole x






Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Snow Family and Birthday Hat

Good morning everyone today sees the launch of our new monthly Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafting By Designs .
We have three great sponsors this month

 Dr Digi 


Prize - choice of 2 digis


Prize - choice of 2 single digi images


Prize - 2 digi images



For my Design Team cards I used images from Twinkle Lane Designs Snow Family and  Hetty Clare Birthday Hat

Snow Family


Close Up





 Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Square stitched dies
Snow paper and Background scene paper both came free in a magazine
Stamp is Snow Family from Twinkle Lane painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils and fussy cut.
Let it Snow sentiment is from Crafty Ribbons
White button stars are from Whiby Crafts
Some Wink of Stella on the Snowmen


Birthday Hat




Close Up



Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Papers are from The Works Make and Create Romantic Escape 12x12 pad great value at £3
Stamp is Birthday Hat from Hetty Clare painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Oval wonky stitched dies are from Creative Dies
Heart Dies are Memory Box 
Sentiment is Presscut
Flowers are the Ribbon Girl and  Wild Orchid Crafts
the rafia flower trim and pearls are from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Specials Facebook shop

Well I hope you can enter our challenge this month Have a great week Love and  hugs Carole x




Monday, 30 September 2019

Christmas PoinsettiasRectangle Blank Card

Good morning everyone hope everyone is well and  had a good weekend it rained here all Sunday so a good day for me to catch up with some craft commissions.The card I'm sharing today is one i made last Thursday at the craft group I go to It was lead by Andrea who brought this lovely design for us all to make.





Card Recipe

Rectangle Blank Card
Red layer is made by inking the edges with a pen
Stitched edge rectangle and red embossed rectangle  not sure of the make as it belongs to Andrea
I edged the red embossed card  with glitter
White poinsettia die is Spellbinder 
Floral holly flourish is Sue Wilson 
Sentiment tag is edged with glitter and  the sentiment heat embossed with silver embossing powder
White pearls on the flower centres 

I really enjoyed making this card  the dies are lovely. i struggled a bit with the watermark as I've just got a new laptop and  the latest version of GIMP I got it sorted but not without some frustration yesterday still a couple of things to sort out but getting there.

Have a great week Love and hugs Carole x




Sunday, 22 September 2019

Little One

Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a great weekend. My post this evening is to showcase the September 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 and they are now available in the Etsy Store here


For my Design team card i used the adorable Little One



Close up



Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Little One from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent inktense Pencils
Papers are The Hobby House Green Yellow and  Pink.Blue spot is Craftwork Cards
Postage edge rectangle dies
Square stitched dies
Alphabet banner dies I think I bought these in Florida a long time ago might be MFT but not certain I've not used them for ages
Love wooden sentiment from eBay and  painted with Cracker Barrel navy acrylic paint from Walmart
Bakers Twin my box its Docrafts
Small paper hearts from the waste of a heart corner die I have 

Well I hope you can take a look at these new stamps they are just great I had a lot of fun making this  card 

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x