Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Silver Bells

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the start of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme is flowers.

Our sponsor this weekly challenge is


Prize - $10 gift certificate to the store


For my Design Team card I used a lovely Christmas stamp called Silver Bells.





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Card Recipe

Scalloped card I made from a Grand Nestabilities die set its a very recent purchase from Anne's destash .I also bought a set of Grand Nestabilities Circles.I'm so pleased with them both .
Stamp is Silver Bells from Beccy's Place painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
The layers I made with the scalloped dies
Spellbinder circle die
Maroon card is from Ross Papercraft 
Silver Mirra card is Jelly Bean crafts
Rose flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Centre stamen and silver string from The Ribbon Girl 
Frosted berries from eBay
Silver bells are from Whitby Crafts
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley
Maroon glitter on the berries, centre of the flowers and the edge of the tags
Aged Mahogany distress Ink

Well I hope you are inspired enough  to come and join in our challenge . Enjoy the rest of the week everyone.

I'm having a catch up week with crafting, jobs in the house and a bit of relaxation.I think this is the first week since Christmas we have not had any hospital appointments. 

Enjoy your week everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x







Friday, 15 March 2019

Pretty Bonnet

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 March Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called Pretty Bonnet  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 s Pretty Bonnet from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Lili of the Valley Timeless Victorian paper pad now discontinued but I also have a download of it from Raspberry Road as its still one of my all time favourite paper pads wish they would bring it back. .
Scalloped oval die
Picket fence die is from Crafty Sentiments Designs
Small butterflies cut from a butterfly corner die
Lace was from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials shop now closed
Flowers are The Ribbon Girl and Boyes stores
Sentiment is from LOTV Spring set not sure if its still available 
Wooden Bunny with pom pom tail from Boyes Stores.
Tim Holtz paper distresser tool 
Lavender Viva pearl pen
Milled Lavender Distress Ink pad

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





Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Why Not

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the start of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme is For the boys


Our sponsor for this weekly challenge is

Prize - 3 digi images

For my Design team card i used a great fun image called Why Not




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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card 
Stamp is Why Not from Crafty Sentiments Designs painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Papers are Craftwork cards  Maja design and Echo Park A Boys Life
Wonky stitched and stitched rectangle and square dies
Bakers twine is Docrafts
Wooden star button from Whitby Crafts
Giggle ticket is from a Tim Holtz ticket pad.
Card Candi Craftwork cards
Sentiment I made on the computer

I couldn't resist not adding this sentiment as this hands on hips and  expression is so like Miles when he tells his Grandad that's not funny .

I hope you can find time to enter the challenge this week we love all your entries.

As I've mentioned Miles I thought I'd add a recent photo he is growing so fast and starts school in September.  



Love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Teacup Yorkie

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the start of our new monthly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme is Anything Goes.

Our sponsor this month for our challenge is

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images 






For my Design team card I used a lovely topper and paper set called Teacup Yorkie. i rarely use colored images but did enjoy making this cute card.






Card Recipe

6x6 blank card
Teacup Yorkie coloured topper and  paper from the Teacup Yorkie set from The Paper Shelter
Topper cut with a stitched heart die
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and  Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies are cut with a Martha Stewart Punch I bought in Michael's in Florida years ago.when punches were the in thing !!
Pearl string and ribbon  my box
Sentiments are Lili of the Valley sentiment tags.think they are still available 

I hope you can find time to enter our challenge this month we always get a huge number of entries.

I went to Stamperama at Harrogate on Saturday absolutely crowded out but I did mange to meet with two of my lovely Blog followers and dear friends Sue and Debra it was great to see you both we were so lucky to catch up given the number of people who attended . 

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







Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Puddles

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the start of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme is Silhouettes.

Our sponsor this weekly challenge is

 Prize - $15 gift certificate


Sparkle N Sprinkle has been in business for over 20 years, with a huge following. Our popular Youtube channel features a new technique video every week! In 2017 we initiated exciting changes to the company which have been well received. In addition to an eclectic mix of digital and rubber stamps, we offer hundreds of other fine products for your crafting pleasure.



For my design team card I used a great stamp called Puddles





Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
The Digital Stamp is Puddles from Sprinkle and Sparkle. I printed it onto a Lavinia paper background  and added one of the the sentiments that comes with the stamp set.
Black velvet card is from Jelly Bean Crafts
Die cut Rainbow
Small black srars I cut from a star Christmas tree die I have from Printable Heaven the tiny stars are so useful
Purple twine from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Shop now closed.
Button from my box might be Boyes Stores 

Well I hope you are inspired enough  to come and join in our challenge . Enjoy the rest of the week everyone.

Before I go I want to let you know why I've not been around your blogs recently my husband has been in hospital for a week and a half now having tests so I'm finding with the hospital visiting my time is very restricted. I hope to get back to normal soon.  Love and  hugs Carole x









Friday, 22 February 2019

Time for Cake

Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and are have had a great week . My post this evening is to showcase the February new release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps our first new stamps of 2019. 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 Time for Cake



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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps Time for Cake painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Craftwork Cards
Flower Border Memory box 
Grass die Joycraft
Banner die  and  Square stitched dies
Pearls string Ross Papercraft show
Twine my box might be Docrafts
Sentiment is from a Lilibet stamp set I've had for ages

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




Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Marilyn

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the start of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme is Inspired by a Movie.

We have a new sponsor this month for our challenge

Ike's Art     
Prize - $20 gift certificate

For my Design team card I used an image of Marilyn Monroe a fabulous stamp if there are still some of her fans out there



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Card Recipe

Stamp is Marilyn form Ike's Art painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Star card and layers I made using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil 
Papers ar Maja Design Celebration you're invited from The Mad Scrapper
Star circle die
Marilyn /Monroe quote I got from Pinterest
Beautiful sentiment is from a Tim Holtz book of clippings
Small flowers The Ribbon Girl
Sparkle gems Jelly Bean Crafts
Glamour Dust on her dress and  earrings.
Hickory Smoke Distress ink

Well I hope you are inspired by this iconic lady to join in our challenge . Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x




Friday, 15 February 2019

Oriental Girl

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 February Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called Oriental Girl  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 all Dressed Up Stamps Oriental Girl painted with Derwent Intense Pencils
Black glitter card my box was a gift from my craft friend Carol
The Oriental Umbrella paper I found on Pinterest . Although I have loads of papers and  pads none seemed to fit as I wanted these rich colours
Black paper flowers from a pack I bought in HobbyCraft ages ago.
White flower is Wild Orchid Crafts
Red stamens my box
Love sentiment I also found on Pinterest whilst looking for the paper.
Dies are Spellbinder Floral Oval still one of my all time favourite dies
Butterflies are made with a Martha Stewart punch I bought in Michael's in Florida many years ago but I love the size and simplicity of it.
Red pearl string my box

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




Wednesday, 13 February 2019

To Have And To Hold

Good morning to all my friends and  followers its that Wednesday again it certainly comes around quickly these days so the launch of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs.
As its Valentines Day tomorrow our them just had to be Love .

We have a perfect sponsor for this theme as they have some perfect stamps for all romantic occasions .

Prize - choice of 2 digi images from shop

For my Love theme Design team card i used the lovely stamp To Have and To Hold





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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps To Have and To hold painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Lattice and Heart Embossing folder
Antique Lace Pearl card is from Lime Tree Crafts
Pink vellum was from Michael's in Florida
Flower die and  heart corner dies are both from ebay.
Wooden Love sentiment painted with Apple Barrel Dolphin Grey Acrylic Paint from Walmart in Florida
Pearl string The Hobby House
Sentiment is from A Lili of the Valley stamp set I don't think its still available
Grey pearl hearts are from Jelly Bean Crafts
Some Wink of Stella on her dress and  flowers 





Well I hope you find time to enter our challenge I've seen a number of Valentines cards around .Love and  hugs Carole x

Important Note Please Read


Before I go just wanted to let you know that for a number of years I have had my blog linked to Google +. Google+ is closing at the beginning of April but they have started to remove things recently in preparation. Some may have noticed that I have lost all the Google +related things on my blog including all my Google+ followers. If you only followed me on Google +and still want to continue to follow my blog and craft work then you need to follow me on Blogger. I'm not sure if I will have other things removed as the months go by, but I will keep you informed. If you do happen to see my Google +account you can no longer follow me or make comments. Thanks to everyone who followed me on Google + Hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Watering Can Tulips

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the start of our new monthly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme is Anything Goes.

We have a new sponsor this month for our challenge


Prize - $10 gift certificate to shop

 Imagine That digistamp is a 'family-friendly' shop that caters to card-makers and scrapbookers alike!   All stamp sets that include an outline for you to color also include a digitally pre-colored version for quick & easy crafting.  We also offer many digital paper packs, kits/bundles, Word Art, Alphabets, Chalkboard Art, and free Blogwear.  

We also invite you to join in our Year-Round Challenge.... simply link up any time using Imagine That Digistamps and you could win FREE DIGIS!!  See all the deets on our blog.




For my Design Team card I used one of the images the team selected called watering Can Tulips



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Card Recipe

Card made using a Go Kreate die square frame Frilly die set 10
Watering Can and Tulips Stamp is from Imagine That Digi Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from a pad I got as a Christmas gift from a friend its Natures Blue from Craft Sensations by Grafix its a lovely pad.
Lace I bought recently in The Ribbon Girl closing down sale
Flowers are Boyes Stores and  Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment stamp is a Lili of the Valley stamp set nor sure if its still available
Purple hearts my box
Dusty Concord Distress Ink on the edges

I hope you can find time to enter our challenge which runs till the 25th February so plenty of time to make something Enjoy the rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x





Friday, 1 February 2019

40th Birthday Looking Gorgeous

Good morning to all my friends and  followers on this very snowy morning here in the UK.  Today I'm sharing a commission card I did recently for one of my friends daughters 40th Birthday. Her birthday was on Wednesday so I'm fine to share it with you all now.

I hope you like it I used a favourite Prosecco Time stamp from LDRS All Dressed up Stamps set.


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The Matching Box



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Card and Box Recipe

8x8 Blank Card
Stamp is Little Darlings Rubber Stamp All Dressed Up Stamp Prosecco time form Dies to Die for Painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Sofiera Down the Rose Path
Die is LDRS Gilded Oval Set
Heart Stitched dies
Dots embossing folder 
Pearl Trim is from The Hobby House
Memory Box Luxe Poinsettia dies
Organza flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts 
Pale Pink Roses The Ribbon Girl (so sad they are closing )
Lace corners and  tiny pearl roses are from Brenda;s Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop now closed
Looking Gorgeous sentiment is from another LDRS All Dressed Up set called Looking Gorgeous
Other sentiments I made on the computer 
8x8 Box is from Mad Hatter Crafts at Ross Papercraft show 

Hope you enjoy my card I know my friend was delighted with it Have a great weekend everyone Love and  hugs Carole x








Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Jack

Good morning to all my friends and  followers its Wednesday again so the start of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme for this weeks challenge is Animals.

Our sponsor this week is

Prize - choice of 3 digi images


For my Design Team card I've used a lovely Christmas Doggie image called Jack and  made my first Christmas card of 2019. If you are not familiar with SheepSki Designs its worth a look at the web page they have some very different stamps 





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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Jack from Sheepski designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Kraft card is Crafters Comapnion
Paapers are Dovecraft Little Red Robin 
Wonky stitched dies are Creative Dies from Craft Stash
Hessian star my box
Dovecraft buttons from the Little Red Robin collection
Paw buttons are from Crafty Ribbons
Wooden Merry Christmas from Hobbycraft
Small stars are from a star Christmas tree die I have from Printable Heaven.
Snow is made with Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff from Craft Stash


I hope you have time to enter this weeks challenge Have a great rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x 

I'm entering this into SheepSki Designs Challenge Old and New my new is the hessian Star and  the old the paw buttons I've had for ages great with this little doggie 




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