Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Isabella

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 Give Thanks or Fall Colours

Our sponsor for our challenge this week is


Prize - $15 gift certificate to store


For my Design Team card I used a lovely Art Deco image called Isabella





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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Papers are from a V&A Docrafts pad I've had for a very long time
Teal card is Tim Holtz 
Stamp is Isabella from Sparkle N'Sprinkle painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Square stitched dies
Marianne Circle leaf and  flower die
Magnolia Do Hickey swirl and  leaf die
With love sentiment is trimmed but is a Spellbinder die
Large Flower is Prima and I bought it in Florida ages ago.
Small Orange flowers are also from Florida from Michael's
 Fabric flowers are from Boyes Stores
Cameo is from my box I think it came from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls my box
Gold viva pearl pen on her necklace dress trim and hat flower

I hope you can enter the challenge this week we are having a tremendous response to our Anything Goes challenge this month which is great.

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone. I'll be back tomorrow with another post 

Love and  hugs Carole x







Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Anything Goes - Marvellous

Good morning to all my friends and followers and a special welcome to my two new followers Tammi and  Pops  I hope you can visit me often It was great to get two new followers as blogger does seem out of favour just now.
Well its Wednesday and the beginning of the month so its the launch of our very popular Anything Goes challenge over at Crafting by Designs

Our sponsor for this months challenge is

Prize - choice of 3 digi images


The Design Team all used the same stamp set called Marvellous for our Design Team projects this month and  this is mine I'm always amazed at the different designs everyone comes up with using the same stamp set.



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Card Recipe

6x6 blank card
Stamp is from MHK  Marvellous stamp set painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Frilly edge die I bought from eBay
Square stitched die
Sentiment is from the stamp set
Green metal square was from my box no idea when or where I got it.but I did have two !!
Twine is from Walmart in Florida
Small hearts are from a Joycraft die 
Some Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers
Pink card is Tim Holtz

Well I hope everyone is having a good week and can find time to enter our challenge this month. Before I go I'm leaving an apology I'm way behind with blog commenting its been a hectic week but as always I will eventually get round to seeing your lovely blogs  

Love and  hugs Carole x








Friday, 2 November 2018

Stitched Snowflake

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers today I'm sharing something a bit different last week at Craft Group  we did these Stitched Snowflake cards. we have done stitched cards  before but not for a long time and  I really enjoyed doing it at class and also finishing it at home so relaxing. I made it into a card using the card design from Craft Group . Thank you Carol for the loan of the lovely snowflake embossing folder..

We were given two snowflake designs so I might have a go at the other one sometime .



Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card 
Form -A-Lines Stitching cards Snowflake 2-Christmas 2 Pattern
DMC Bronze Metallic thread 
Cream card
Bronze Mirra card 
Stitched square dies
Merry Christmas die came free in this months Papercraft Essentials Magazine
Pearls my box.
Embossing Folder is Crafter's Companion Nordic Christmas Frosty Morning 

Sadly the metallic thread and  Mirra card have not shown that well in the photo its much more sparkly than the photo shows.

Well I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend I'm planning to do some more work on the last curtain at some point and some more Christmas shopping..

Finally I thought you would all like to see Miles in his Pumpkin Halloween outfit he's so cute especially that Hat !!. 



Love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The Most Adorable Snowman

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday and  the launch of our very popular Anything Goes weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs.

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is


Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

For my Design Team card for this months challenge I used the black and white digi stamp from The Most Adorable Snowman set Its a great set as you get a coloured version and  backing papers so something for everyone.




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Card Recipe


7 x7 Blank card
Paper is from an old LOTV pad not sure if its still available
Kraft Card is Crafter's Companion
Stamp is The Paper Shelter The Most Adorable Snowman painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Square stitched dies
Wonky stitched square die is a Creative Die from Craft Stash  
Tree border is a Fiskers punch I bought years ago in  Florida and  I've not used a punch in ages and  I have quite a few !!
Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and  I love the sentiment
Red and  wooden tree is from my box might have come from Hobby Craft a while ago but not certain
Small felt stocking was a gift when we cleared out our Craft Cupboard at the Craft Group I go to. It was originally attached to a small peg
Sentiments are Lili of the Valley Christmas tags
Snow is made with Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff from Craft Stash  I also added some Twinklets to the snow his hat and the pompoms
Some white Wink of Stella on the tree border
Twine is from Brenda;s Lace an d Ribbon Specials sadly now closed


I hope that everyone is having a good week and  can find time to enter the challenge this week.

 I've not got a lot on this week for a change so I'm working on a Roman Blind and Hall door curtain for my Son and Daughter in Laws house Those who follow me will remember I made a lot of curtains and  blinds last year and early this year. .I promised them a door curtain for this winter so looks like i'm just going to make it judging by the recent weather.

Love and  hugs Carole x. 



Friday, 26 October 2018

70th Birthday card for my Special Friend

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers .Today I'm sharing a card I should have shared with you all on the 25th September as it was one of my close friend Barbara's 70th birthday. Unfortunately I gave it to her for her birthday then realized I had not photographed it . My friend has now kindly photographed it for me so finally I can share it with you all..Better late than never.




The Box



Card and Box Recipe

8x8 Blank card
Stamp is Sweet Pea from Stamping Bella from Dies to Die For painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils 
Pearlescent paper embossed with an embossing folder that came with my ebosser machine
Paper for the flowers is Maja Design Celebration- Jubilee
Die is LDRS Gilded Oval set
Flower dies are Poppy Stamps Poinsettia 
Large Organza flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Small Organza flowers are from Hobby Craft
Pearls leaves and  flower pearl string The Hobby House
Resin Heart is Melisa Francis from Live and  Love crafts now closed.
Heart sentiment I made on the computer
Lace is from Whitby Crafts

Box

8x8 box from Mad Hatter Crafts at Ross Papercraft show
Sentiment I made on the computer 
Flowers and  papers to compliment the card
Pearl string The Hobby House

Barbara is one of my golden girl friends and we celebrated her birthday with a lovely afternoon tea at Brockley Hall at Saltburn by the Sea .




Enjoy the weekend everyone Love and  hugs Carole x








Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Vintage Box

Good morning to you all its Wednesday again so the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this weeks challenge is Vintage

Our sponsor this week is

Prize - $15 gift certificate to store

The team are all using one of their Collage Sheets Pink Angels


For my vintage design I decided to make a box.  I've not done one of these type of boxes for a while.


Box Lid


Box Side




Box Recipe

Image is cut from the collage sheet with an oval die 
Heart shape brown paper mache box from Whitby Crafts
I painted the box with Apple Barrel Cameo Pink Acrylic paint I bought in Walmart last year in Florida
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook Shop sadly now closed
Ribbon is Dashes,Dots and Checks ribbon from Michael's in Florida
Pearl strings are all from The Hobby House
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, Boyes Stores and  Dainty Crafts Washington
Some Wink of Stella on the gold stars and  their headbands 



Well I hope you can join us this week we always love all our challenge entries.. Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x






Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Scare Me !!

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers you guessed its that Wednesday so the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs as its getting very close to Halloween our theme this week is Scare Me !!

Our sponsor this week is


Prize - $20 gift certificate to store


For my Design Team card I used an image called Spooky House for my Halloween card .#




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Card Recipe

7 x7 Blank card 
Stamp is Spooky House from Ike's Art I printed the Digital stamp onto dark yellow card and painted it with Copic pens  N4. N6 and N8 I went around the edges of the windows with a Copic 05 black fine liner
Web patterned paper is Die Cuts With a View from Michael's in Florida
Purple and Orange card my box
Birds on a wire stamp is from the Life Possibilities Tim Holtz stamp set
The two sentiments are from a Halloween pack I bought in Michael's a few years ago
Stitched circle dies
Creative Wonky Stitched  circle dies from Craft Stash
Card Candi is Craftwork Cards
Clear Wink of Stella in the windows

Well I hope the you can enter the challenge I know some of you have been doing Halloween cards Its something I rarely make and  I think this is only my second one . I bought the Halloween craft stuff in Florida a few years ago to make my first one  and  these are the left overs I used on this card. Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x









Monday, 15 October 2018

Christmas Couple

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 October Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Christmas Couple 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 painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design A Gift ForYou - My Dear Friend from The Mad Scrapper
Scalloped oval die to cut the aperture
Parcel die is Intricutz die from Couture Creations Christmas Eve Collection
Holly leaf die is Joycrafts
Star border trim is from Whitby crafts a while ago
Frosted berries are from eBay and Wild Orchid Crafts
Silver pine cones my box might be Whitby crafts but I've had them ages
The sentiment stamp is from the Lili of the Valley Simple Festive Greetings set
Glamour dust on his hat ,her headband and the snowflakes on their jumpers.
Distress tool on paper edges

I hope you can take a look at the challenge this time and its a great way to use that freebie we gave away recently over on Kit and Clowder. Have a lovely week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x



Wednesday, 10 October 2018

When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so its the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme for this weeks challenge is Nursery Rhymes or Stories.

Our sponsor this week is


Prize - winners choice of 3 digi images


I must admit I struggled a bit with this theme but finally found a fab stamp called Santa Chimney for my card. He does look very old so I'm not surprised  he got stuck in the chimney at his age.!!


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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Santa Chimney from OKR Stampede painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from Dovecrafts 8x8 pad Little Red Robin from Printable Heaven
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Square stitched dies 
Country landscape border die is Memory Box
Lampost die is from Printable Heaven
Twine is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials
Charm is from my box could be Whitby Crafts 
Wooden sentiment is from Hobby Craft
Santa sentiment I made on the computer
Snow is Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff from Craft Stash just bought this and  it works just great. .

Well I hope you can pop over and join us this week I know the theme takes a bit of imagination but there are more Design Team cards to inspire on the challenge blog 
 I hope you all saw my last post and  managed to get the All Dressed Up Stamps Freebie from Kit and  Clowder no worries if you missed it its running till the 14th so still time to get it.

Have a great week everyone Love and  Hugs Carole x





Saturday, 6 October 2018

Christmas Stocking Giveaway

Good afternoon to all my friends and  followers  my post today is to let you know about a great giveaway over on Kit and Clowder.  All Dressed Up Stamps are sponsoring this event and the freebie is Christmas Stocking The Design Team will be posting lots of fantastic cards during the day to give you all some inspiration.

This is my Design Team card using the Christmas Stocking Girl stamp




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 Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Papers are an old LOTV pad Snow Princess
Silver Mira card is from Jelly Bean Crafts
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps Girl Christmas Stocking painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
I made the glitter border around the stamp using double sided tape and silver glitter a technique I have not used for ages
Christmas stocking banner is Joycraft
Sentiment stamps are LOTV Christmas tags I used silver ink you can see it quite well but it didn't photograph well they say Its Christmas and  Twinkle & Sparkle 
Grey and silver Pom Pom trim and the large silver flower I bought  from Michael's in Florida last year
White and silver frosted berries are from eBay
Silver spray flowers Boyes Stores
Small silver pearls my box
Some clear Wink of Stella on her dress and bow.

Well I hope that you can pop over and  grab this freebie its a great stamp if you have girls to make Christmas cards for. Enjoy the freebie and  have a great weekend Love and  hugs Carole x.








Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Mr Snowman

Good morning everyone its Wednesday again and its the start of a new Anything Goes challenge over at Crafting by Designs. This is always an incredible popular challenge.

Our lovely sponsors this month are.

Prize - $10 worth of digi images







Prize - $10 voucher to store


For my Design  Team card I used a lovely stamp called Mr Snowman from Digistamps4joy





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Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Stamp is Digistamps4jou Mr Snowman painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Dovecraft Little Red Robin a 8x8 paper pad from Printable Heaven
Wonky stitched rectangle dies I bought in Florida last year
Holly leaf die is Joycraft
Tiny acorns I bought on Bay a couple of years ago
Red and  Gold Frosted berries are from eBay
Wooden Merry Christmas sentiment is from Hobby craft

Well I hope you can find time to enter our challenge this month Anything Goes is always so popular. .

I'll be catching up on comments this week as we were away at the weekend looking after Miles to let Fiona and Martin go to a wedding in Edinburgh. Hard work you forget how lively a three year old is but we both had a really lovely time with him .

Thought I'd share a couple of photos at the park on Sunday 




Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x










    

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Ready for Christmas

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers you guessed its Wednesday so the launch of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and  our theme this week is our very popular Get Ready for Christmas its amazing how the cards build up for Christmas if you join this challenge every month.
Our sponsor this week is

Prize - winner choice of 3 images

If you are not familiar with Sheepski Designs then taking a look at the ETSY shop is a real treat some fabulous  and very different designs.

For my Design Team card I used the lovely stamp Ready for Christmas its just so adorable.





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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Ready for Christmas from Sheepski Designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paper is from a very old Crafty Individuals Christmas pad 
Black glitter card is from Pink Frog crafts a present from my craft friend Carol
Frame dies from eBay
Stitched edge square dies
Sentiment is from Kaisercraft not sure if its still available as I've had it for a few years
Pink twine is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop I think its closed down now.
Silver Tree charm my box.
Dark grey pearl hearts Jelly Bean crafts 


As always I hope you can join our challenge this week we always love to see all our challenge entries. Enjoy the rest of hte week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

I've entered this into Sheepski Designs Facebook Challenge Frame it I had no idea that was the theme when I made this card a while ago. .