Wednesday, 23 January 2019

White on White

Good morning to all my friends and followers its Wednesday so the launch of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs . Our them for this weeks challenge is Layers.

Our sponsor for this week is


Prize - $10 gift certificate to store


For my Design team card I used a sentiment stamp set called Butterfly Dreams to make this White on White card.




Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Smooth White card from Ross Papercraft
The embossed card was the front of a 7x7 blank embossed pack of cards I bought ages ago but I liked the swirl pattern so used the front of one for my card
Sentiment is from a sentiment set called Butterfly Dreams from Fred She Said
Seed bead trim I bought in Hobby Lobby in Florida
Scalloped oval die to cut the aperture.
Die cut corners are a Frames and  Corners Joycraft die
Leaves are also a Joycraft die Vintage Flourishes
Nasturtium flower die I got from eBay
White pearl flowers are The Hobby House and  I bought these a while ago from Whitby Crafts sadly she has very little paper crafting things in her shop now but sells a lot of gorgeous quilting stuff if you are a fan of that .



Well I hope you can find time to take a look at the challenge blog as we have some new designers this year making some fab cards. I also hope you can enter the challenge as well. Enjoy the rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x







Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Tulip Frame

Good morning everyone its Wednesday so the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs. Our theme for this weeks challenge is Corners, Borders, and  Frames.

Our sponsor this week is



- 3 digi images


For my Design team card I used a lovely stamp called Tulip Frame which I really enjoyed painting




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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Tulip Frame from Eureka Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Blue and  Maroon card both from Ross Prapercraft 
Green paper was from a magazine freebie.I think its Craftwork Cards
Stitched square dies 
Scalloped frame is from eBay
Dots embossing folder
Green metal flowers are brads with the legs cut off originally from Michael's in Florida
Twine is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon specials now closed and  my box
Happy birthday die came free in a magazine

I hope everyone is having a great week and can find time to enter our challenge this week. Love and  hugs Carole x






Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Little Flower Fairy

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 January Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called Little Flower Fairy 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

The card shape is made with my  new Go Kreate square frame frilly die 10 that I got for Christmas
Papers are Maja Designs Celebration -Congratulations
Stamp is Little Flower Fairy from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Stripped Nasturtium Flower die I used the solid die to make these flowers then inked the edges with Broken China distress ink The stamens I cut from a lavender sprig I had in my flower box.
Sentiments are Lili of the Valley sentiment tags
The small organza bow is from my box

I hope you can find tome to enter the challenge this month have a great evening and week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x


Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Birthday Cake

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday and  the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs Our theme for this week is Food and  Drink

Our sponsor for our challenge this week is








Prize - 2 digi images


For my Design Team card I used a pretty image called Birthday Cake






Card Recipe

5x7 Blank card
Stamp is Birthday Cake from Dr Digi and  I paper pieced it.using some scraps of Maja Design
 papers Sofiero The Magnificent Flowerstreet and  Strolling Down the Rose Path
Embossed Rose background card is from Jelly Bean crafts
Frame die is from eBay
Stamps are Lili of the Valley Everyday Grungy Messages and The Eat Cake is a Whimsy stamp from the Birthday Letter Seals set I've had this a long time and  not sure if its still available. 
Edges inked with Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Pearl stars my box.
Glamour dust on the icing on the cake
Pink Viva pearl pen to make the background dots.

Well I hope that everyone has recovered from the Christmas and  New Year break and are back crafting. I also hope you can find time on one of these chilly January days to make something and  enter our challenge. Have a great week Love and  hugs Carole x


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Wish Upon a Star

Good morning and a very Happy New Year 2019 to all my lovely friends and  followers its the first Wednesday of 2019 so the launch of our first 2019 challenge over at Crafting by Designs Our theme for this week is .Anything Goes

We have a new sponsor for our challenge this week.



Prize - 2 digi images

For my Design Team card I used a stamp called Wish Upon a Star




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Card Recipe
7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Wish Upon a Star from Hettie Clare painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paper is from a pad I got as a Christmas gift from a friend its Natures Blue from Craft Sensations by Grafix its a lovely pad.
Pink card is Tim Holtz
Circle and  Scalloped circle dies are Spellbinder
Star and  Cloud dies are all Memory box
Lace and  blue crisp ribbon are from my box
Pink Pearl string from Ross Paper craft show
Pink Rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp set not sure if it is still available.
Clear Wink of Stella 

Well I hope that everyone has had a great Christmas and New Year and are ready to start your 2019 crafting. Hope you can enter the challenge we love everything that is entered. Enjoy your week . I'm taking Christmas decorations down today I love putting them up but  hate taking them down and  packing away.  Love Carole x








Saturday, 22 December 2018

Sharing at Christmas



Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and are having a great weekend Not many sleeps left now !!. My post this evening is to showcase the December 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 fabulous Sharing at Christmas






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Card recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp All Dressed up Stamps Sharing at Christmas painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from a Lili of the Valley Pad Winter Woods. I love the patterns on this paper pad but was slightly disappointed with the quality its quite thin at 135 gsm
Wonky stitched oval dies are  Creative dies from Craft Stash
Tree die is a Marianne die from Buddly Crafts
Green pearl trim my box
White stars are from Whitby Crafts
Green crisp ribbon my box
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley from the Simple Festive Greeting Set
Corner Rounder
Some Wink of Stella on the pompoms 

I hope you can take a look at these new stamps they are all gorgeous Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.  Love and  hugs Carole x







Saturday, 15 December 2018

Christmas Deer

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 December Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called Christmas Deer 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

Star shape card made from a Dutch Doobadoo Stencil
Stamp is Christmas Deer from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paper is  Maja Design I wish For Frosty Mornings from The Mad Scrapper
Stitched circle die
Tree die and star border die's are both Joy Craft
Snow flake border is from a Pion border sheet papers
Maroon Wooden Reindeer's are from Hobby Craft last year
Small wooden love sentiment from eBay
Sentiment stamp was free in a magazine
Twine is from Brenda's lace and  ribbon specials now closed

I hope you can take a look at the challenge this time . Have a lovely weekend everyone Love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 5 December 2018

December Anything Goes

Good morning to all my friends and followers as its Wednesday you have guessed its the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs However its not just any old challenge its our last one before Christmas and for 2018.

We have four sponsors for our Challenge so bumper pirzes to be had.

Prize - 3 digi images



Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images


Prize - $12 gift certificate to store

$25 gift certificate to store



For my Design Team cards I've used images from Crafty Sentiments Design s Joy of Christmas and  A Day for Daisies Christmas Bulbs.





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Card Recipe

6x6 blank card
Stamp is Joy of  Christmas from Crafty Sentiments Designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion 
Snowman paper I bought in Hobby Lobby in Florida 
Square stitched dies
Wooden snowflakes from my box 
Blue snowflakes are from Hobby Craft
Snowflake charm my box
Twine is Brenda's lace and  ribbon specials.
Christmas sentiment stamp tags are  LOTV 
Wink of Stella on his hat and the snow





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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Papers are from An old LOTV pad Twas the night before Christmas
Stamp is Christmas Bulbs from A Day for Daisies painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Square frame die I bought from eBay
Hessian trim I think came from Whitby Crafts
Small bulb trim is Docrafts
Wooden Merry Christmas Sentiment tag I bought at Hobby Lobby in Florida
25 wooden sentiment is form The Works
Twine is Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials
Small twinkly gems my box

Sorry about the photo is a little dark a very dark day when I photographed it .

Well I hope you can join in our last challenge of the year we love seeing your creations. As its our  last challenge  of 2018 I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year from the Crafting by Designs Team . Love and  hugs Carole x
 










Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Chibi Snowman

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday and  the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs Our theme for this week is Get Ready for Christmas.

Our sponsor for our challenge this week is

Prize - choice of 4 digi images

For my design team card I used a lovely stamp called Chibi Snowman


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Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Stamp is Chibi Snowman from Bugaboo Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Square stitched die
Papers are Dovecraft Little Red Robin from Printable Heaven
Frosted berries from ebay
Wooden Holly leaf from The Works
Merry Christmas sentiment Hobbycraft
Button is Dovecraft Little Robin from my local Garden Centre 
Some Glamour Dust on the berries on the stamp

Well I hope you can join us again this week. Enjoy the rest of the week everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x 












Thursday, 22 November 2018

Season to Sparkle

Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and are having a great week. 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

Mistletoe & Kisses
Monster Dino
Season to Sparkle
Snowy Day


For my Deign Team card i used the fabulous Season to Sparkle and  as i have a friend with a 60th birthday soon I thought this was the perfect stamp to use.






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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is a Season to Sparkle from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Celebration- Flower Giveaway from The Mad Scrapper
Stitched Rectangle die is Lawn Fawn
Star Frame Die
Organza flower trim was from Boyes Stores
Large Organza flower from Michael's in Florida
Ribbon my box
Sentiments are Lili of the Valley Time To Party Stamp set stamped and  heat embossed in Gold
Number die was free in a magazine
Some white Frantage on the background
 Clear Wink of Stella on her tiara and  belt

I hope you can take a look at these new stamps they are all gorgeous Enjoy the rest of the week everyone. Sorry I've not been around bet we have been away on a short break to our Son's and then to the Peak District the weather was awful but the hotel made up for that. So I'll be catching up you all soon. Love and  hugs Carole x




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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Little Angel

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 November Design Team project I made a Christmas Wall Hanging. I used a lovely stamp called Little Angel 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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Wall Hanging Recipe

Bell shapes are made using a Dutch Doobadoo Stencil from Buddly Crafts
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps Little Angel painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Silver Mirra card Jelly Bean crafts
Paper is Maja Design A Gift For You - My Dear Friend from The Mad Scrapper
Stitched circle die 
Joycraft Winter wishes Circle Star die
Bell die is Joycraft from Crafts U Love 
Silver Mesh ribbon and silver bells Whitby Crafts
Large Bark star Ross Papercraft 
Merry Christmas sentiment from the Maja paper 

I hope you can take a look at the challenge this time . Have a lovely week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Crafteeze Challenge Anything but a Card