Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year 2014

Just a quick post to wish all of my lovely friends and followers a very Happy New Year. Going to a Black Tie Dinner Dance tonight so getting out my posh frock and bling.

I want to send special wishes for the New Year to our very best friends Val and  Ed who normally join us this evening Ed is still very very poorly and we will miss them so much this evening and be thinking of them lots.
Enjoy whatever you all have planned for this evening. Hopefully I will be able to get back to some serious crafting in 2014

Love and Happy 2014 crafting to you all

Hugs Carole x


Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Greetings and a Happy New Year

This is a Christmas cross stitch banner that I made a lot of years ago and it hangs with pride and tradition in my lounge every Christmas the sentiment says it all .

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Boxes

Good Morning to all my lovely friends and  followers. I hope you are all coping with the Christmas preparations. I'm just about there have a couple of last minute food things to  get and  some wrapping then I'm done.
Todays post is of some Christmas Boxes I made a few weeks ago. I couldn't post them until now as they were for some of my friends my husband calls the Golden Girls and they do sometimes look at my blog. I was out yesterday for lunch with them all and  these were the little gifts I took. We all take something small with our cards to share over lunch. We had a great afternoon at Wynyard Hall so festive and a beautiful pianist played the whole time we were there, the food was excellent as it always is there. Fantastic service, staff, and great company with my lovely friends.

These are the boxes. I bought the templates from Whichcraft at the GNPE and decorated them with Pion papers. They came out really well and I filled them with some sweeties and a small gift.

This is one of the boxes
The box lid
The three boxes wrapped in cellophane with tags

Box Recipe

Blank cracker templates from Whichcraft GNPE
Papers Pion Designs  GNPE
Pearl string Hobbycraft and  Boyes
Viva pearl pen
Ribbon Live and  Love Crafts
Tag Doo hickey die
Lace Dainty Crafts Washington
Roses WOC
Paper edged with Tim Holtz paper distress tool
Images sprinkled with Vintage White Frantage from Live and Love Crafts
Boxes painted with White Gesso to give vintage look
Enjoy the rest of your day hope you find some time to relax in this hectic run up to Christmas. Hubby's going to the football so I'm planning on doing my last food shopping .
I'm entering this project in Live and  Love Crafts December Challenge Stardust.



Thursday, 19 December 2013

Silver Christmas Candle

Hi to all my friends and followers  so sorry its been ages since I posted anything been busy with the usual Christmas stuff and have not had time for any crafting at all. The post today is one of my Christmas candles that I made at my Craft Group last Thursday. I led the class and people made candles similar to mine and some to their own designs they all enjoyed making them and they were all stunning.
This is the one I made its silver so a bit different. Hope you enjoy looking at and  it gets you in the mood for next week.

I personally like the silver think its a bit more modern.

Candle Recipe

Candle from Homebase my Tesco had run out.
Silver Snowflake parchment paper.
Spellbinders Poinsettia die
Leaves and  Berries from my stash
Narrow tinsel from local craft store Boyes
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Silver Mirra Card
Sentiment LOTV Grunge Christmas stamp embossed in silver
Silver Ribbon from Craft Shop in Lichfield
Before I finish I just want to ask you all to remember my very best friend Ed in your thoughts and  prayers he is very very poorly right now and  needs as much support as we can give to him and his wife Val. Amazingly they have been going out together for 50 years today and married for 43.  I've told them its four life sentences but what an achievement to still remember the exact day after 50 years . I love them both so much.
This will not be my last post before Christmas I have a couple more I hope.
I hope you all enjoy your evening and are sitting back relaxing  if you are  like me its a dream as I  still have loads to do before next week.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Cross Stitch

Good Morning to all my friends and followers . I hope everyone is OK this is a very tiring time of year with lots of things to get organised. I'm going to start my decorations today. I'm a bit over the top with them as anyone who has visited my home knows but  I do enjoy this part of Christmas so I do it every year.
Anyway now for my post this post is a bit different before I got into card making about 4year ago my main craft was cross stitch. This year I've made these two banners for my Daughter in Law Fiona. They are from a Shepherds Bush pattern. There are four patterns in the series and I did the other two last year.


Cross Stitch Recipe

Pattern Shepherds Bush from Wye Needlecraft Bakewell
Stitched with DMC Perle 5
Hangers from Sew and Sew
Buttons from Wye Needlecraft a bit pricey they are from America and are £5.50 each !! Never mind I think they are gorgeous and  well worth the money.
I hope you  enjoy this different post not had much time for card making this last week and still have a lot of jobs to do ( like my Christmas Cards) before I get back to it.
Going for my tree to the garden centre near us either today or in the morning I always enjoy that must remember to take my thick gloves as I usually forget them !
I also want to  tell you  all that I won Crafty Little Fairies Challenge last week with my card My Little Tree wasn't I lucky and I now have a £10 voucher to spend at My Crafty Heart. I'm so proud of my winners banner on my sidebar.
Have a great Sunday and hope you find time to do some nice things.



Wednesday, 4 December 2013

White and Silver Christmas Card

Good Morning to all my lovely friends and  followers and a special welcome to  my two latest followers Sue and Rebecca thank you for following my Blog and  I hope you  continue to enjoy my posts.

Before I share my card with you I want to share a photograph I took on Sunday evening while driving home from our friends in London. The sky was amazing and  I took this from the car moving at quite a pace on the A1 with my iPad and am surprised how well it came out. Its Ok I wasn't driving !!!

Now for my card this a Christmas commission from a friend she asked for a Christmas scene. I started with this die cut image I bought a while ago from ebay and  developed the card around that

Card Recipe

Scalloped 8x8 card from Craftwork Cards
Silver Mirra card Samuel Taylor
White embossed card Ross Papercraft Show
Snow scene die cuts eBay
Tree Die cut Marianne 
Tag Spellbinders Resplendent rectangles
Ribbon craft shop in Lichfield
Metal corner Wild Orchid Crafts
Card stitched on Sewing Machine with white topstitch thread
Tim Holtz paper distress tool
Sentiment computer generated
This is a photo of the inside of the card I attached  a snow scene on the left hand side

Hope you  all are having a good week and  find time for some of the things you like doing. This post has taken ages as blogger has been very difficult about uploading my photos today.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

My Little Tree

Good evening to all my friends and  followers. I want to also welcome Audrey my latest follower thank you for following my Blog and I hope you continue to enjoy my posts.

Tonight I'm posting a card with a LOTV Christmas stamp. This is a stamp I bought Christmas 2012 and didn't get round to  stamping it up. Well at long last I've finally got round to it. I decided on traditional colours and  a touch of black to  give it a slightly different look.


Card Recipe

Blank Kraft Card Hobbycraft
Papers LOTV
Stamps LOTV My Little Tree and  Music stamp
Coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Wild Honey, Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage, Black Soot and Antique Linen
Sentiment Stamp LOTV Grunge Christmas Sentiments
Dies Spellbinders Scalloped Circle and  Circle
Quick Kutz scalloped flower circle
Leaves and Berries Wild Orchid Craft
Reindeer Die cut from ebay
Red Mesh Trim Live and  Love Crafts
Snow white Viva pearl pen
Hessian Trees with buttons and Black Card from my stash
Hope you are all enjoying a great week and enjoy this traditional Christmas Card.  Have a great Friday and  weekend . Hope you all make time to do the things you love.
I'm entering this card in Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Red, Green and  Gold and Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes . (Although I must add I'm not having a lot of luck in these challenges.  I don't seem to have got the hang of what they are looking for or its just there are some great crafters out there much better than I am. However I'm not giving up just yet.)

Friday, 22 November 2013

Pink and White 'Little Holly'

Good afternoon everyone hope you have had a good week and managing to keep warm its been freezing here in the North East all of the week.
Today I'm posting a Christmas card I painted the image for last week when on holiday. Its a LOTV Christmas stamp quite an old one and I've had her for a couple of years but still love the image. That is what I like about LOTV they never seem to date.
I've used water colour inks again and beginning to quite like them. I also managed to get some new Watercolour paper which is a lot whiter than the Langton Hot Press I had been using.  Its called Classico 5 RKB Fat Pad if anyone is wanting to  use watercolur card.
This is a picture of the inside of the card and the tag I tend to decorate the inside of shaped cards as they are difficult to put inserts into.

Card Recipe

Blank shaped card and Holly Frames Craftwork Cards
Pink paper Melissa Francis
Stamp LOTV Little Holly
Painted with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Antique Linen and Mustard Seed.
Music stamp heat embossed in Silver from LOTV
Sentiment Stamp LOTV Grunge Christmas Heat embossed in Silver
Lace Bakewell Market
Organza Rose trim and  Pearl Bead Trim my local craft store Boyes
Ribbon Live and  Love Crafts
Charm from Ross Papercraft Show Dawn to Dusk Crafts
Dies Spellbinder Squares
Memory Box Snowflake Corners
Magnolia Doo Hickey Tag
Flowers, Berries and  Metal Corner Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment inside the card Kaiser Craft embossed in silver
Metal Hanger Live and  Love Crafts
I hope you enjoy this card bit unusual for a Pink Christmas card although I've just spotted one on todays post on the LOTV Blog. Hope you like my new hanger for hanging the cards onto to  photograph its really lovely and makes it easy to  position the card I hung it on the back of a door!!
Hope that you all are looking forward to a great weekend I'm hoping to make a serious start on Christmas Shopping tomorrow but if I set myself to do this I generally find  nothing I like . So fingers crossed everything lovely and  suitable jumps out at me !!
Enjoy whatever you have planned.
I am entering this card in the LOTV monthly Challenge Pink and White, Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Lace and Pearls and Crafty Sentiments Challenge Christmas.


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas Cracker and Beresford Dale

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers. Its been a while since I posted anything as I've been away on a weeks holiday in the Peak District . Had a great week and did some lovely walks. So first I'm posting a photo of the glorious autumn colours in Beresford Dale near Hartington. I hope you enjoy the photo.

I would now like to welcome my new follower Viera. I am so glad you have joined my blog Viera and I hope you  continue to enjoy my posts.
My main post today is a Christmas Cracker I have made. I bought the templates from Which Craft at GNPE Harrogate and have decorated it to my own vintage design. I am quite pleased with the finished cracker so if  I have any spare time might make some more.


Cracker Recipe

Blank card cracker template from Which Craft UK at GNPE
Papers Pion Wintertime in Swedish Lapland
Holy Paper and Border 12 Days of Christmas Kaiser craft
Twine Live and  Love Crafts
Card from my stash
Edges of papers distressed with Tim Holtz paper distressing tool
I hope you enjoy this festive post and have a great week I hope to get a card finished shortly so hope to post it soon. I'm just going out now to pick up some candles as I now have a commission for  another two of the Christmas Candles I posted a couple of weeks ago.



Friday, 8 November 2013

Silent Night Holy Night

Good evening to all of my friends and followers this is a quick post . First I wanted  to tell you all that I have  had one of my cards posted on the LOTV blog I was so excited when they contacted me on Wednesday to say they were featuring my card on their blog for Theme Thursday . Some of you may have seen it if not this is the link http://ideastoinspire.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/theme-thursday.html My post this evening is a card I made for everyone at our Craft Group to make yesterday. Its a bit different for me and its using perfect pearls. I bought  them after having a demo  done for me by Barbara Gray at Harrogate GNPE in March.
I've used a lovely Woodware stamp Bethlehem.


Card Recipe

Bethlehem Stamp Woodware from Ross Papercraft show Eston
Gold Mirra Card
Black gloss card
Gold Perfect Pearls Clarity Stamps GNPE Harrogate
Versamark clear  pad
Memory Box Precious Stars Die Crafts U Love
Sentiment LOTV Grunge Christmas
This is a beautiful stamp and everyone from my craft group really enjoyed  making it yesterday . The black and gold works so well.
Thank you to all of you who have commented on my recent cards I do appreciate you taking the time. We have been to the funeral today for our friend Eric who sadly died last week. As funerals go it went well it was a lovely service. We will miss him.
Enjoy the weekend whatever you have planned and keep crafting.



Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Vintage Christmas

Good Morning  hope all of my friends and  followers are doing well and keeping warm its been freezing here this week.
My post today is a vintage card from a Pion image I bought at the GNPE the background is also a Pion design These are made is  Sweden and the quality is excellent there are a couple of places stock them I got mine from Which Craft but Live and Love Crafts also sell them. The colours are very rich and they are beautiful designs. The sort you stroke !!


I've used a Tim Holtz  paper distress tool to give the snowy edges.

Card Recipe
Papers Pion Wintertime in Swedish Lapland
Sentiments LOTV Grunge Christmas embossed with white WOW embossing powder
Cheese cloth edged with Liquid Snow and  glittered with Glamour Dust
Ribbon vintage seam binding Live and  Love Crafts
Flowers and  Berries Wild orchid Craft
White Gesso to paint  large flower
White topstitch thread and sewing machine
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week  and  find time to craft. Finally I have a question for Lorna my latest follower you seem to have disappeared from my followers is this intentional I do hope not and that its just a computer blip.
I am entering this card  in Live and  Love Crafts November Challenge http://liveandlovecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/challenge-17-christmas-inspiration.html


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Christmas Nativity Angels

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers hope you are all looking forward to a great weekend.
My post today is a card using the LOTV stamp Nativity Angels I have coloured it  with watercolour distress inks and used some very pale colours for a different look Christmas Card. I love the image its another one of my favourites from this years release.

Isn't this just the most cutest image !!

Card Recipe

Blank 6x6 Kraft card Hobbycraft
Papers Docrafts 12 days of Christmas
Card Tim Holtz
Stamp LOTV Nativity Angels
Sentiment stamp Kaisercraft from GNPE
Ribbon and blue flowers Boyes my local craft store
Cream Roses WOC painted with Gesso then glittered with Glamour Dust
Leaves Marianne die painted with Gesso and  glittered with Glamour Dust
Blue Pearls Kanban
Image painted with Distress Inks, Picket Fence, Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass,
Vintage Photo, Tea Dye and Wild Honey onto Langton Watercolour Card.
Sewing Machine  with White topstitch thread
Wooden Angel Hobbycraft edged with Glamour Dust
Lace just seen from Dainty Crafts Washington
I love water colouring and this Langton card is good but I haven't yet found a watercolour card that's really white if anyone know s a brand that is a really good white I'd love to hear from you.
I promised  in my earlier post this week that I would show you the candles when I got them bagged up this photo is OK but the cellophane has not come out well in the photo but you can see the matching tags and  the overall idea.

Now something different .Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon at Wynyard Hall celebrating my friend Ian's retirement. We are all ex work colleagues and had a great afternoon and the lovely expensive Champagne Ian treated us to made for a perfect afternoon. This is us all having lunch.
A long post today but hope you enjoy reading it. Have a great weekend and  keep crafting .


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Red Christmas Candles

Good afternoon to all my friends and  followers and  a special welcome to my new follower Lorna. So glad you have started following my blog and  hope you enjoy my posts.

Today I am posting the remaining three red candles I have made for a friend. They are more traditional than the gold ones with lots of red and green and very rich holly papers. I always love the reds and greens traditional colours normally at Christmas but with these candles I can never make up my mind. Perhaps I should do a poll!! I'm still waiting for the cellophane bags to arrive when I get them into the bags with the matching labels I'll take another photo. Now for the photo of the red version.


Candle Recipe

Holly paper Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collection
Red Mirra Card
Spellbinders Poinsettia Die
Quick Kutz Scalloped circle die (cut two and stuck together to make a firm base)
Flowers and berries from Wild Orchid Craft
Trims beads and ribbon all from my stash
Sentiments stamps Lili of the Valley Grunge Christmas
Sentiment stamp Whimsy stamps Winter Letter Seals 
Basic white candles from Tesco.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at these Christmas Candles and they have given you some inspiration I certainly enjoy doing them. I think I'll be making a few more for myself to give as gifts. Last year I did some in Blue and Silver and Bronze and Cream.
I've had workman in all day putting a new wash basin and flooring in our shower room it looks good just need to decorate now ugh!!
Enjoy the rest of  your evening whatever you  have planned. I'm definitely going to craft as hubby is watching football !!

Monday, 28 October 2013

Gold Christmas Candles

Good morning everyone I hope that all my Friends and  Followers are safe this morning the storm has really battered parts of England today thankfully as I live in the North East of the country we have missed the worst of  the storm.
Now for my post something a little different today. Last Christmas I made some of  these decorated candles to give to friends as small gifts. This year I have been asked to make six more for one of my friends who wants  to give them as presents. This is the first instalment these are the gold ones I am currently busy finishing the red ones.
The candles are all of a theme and are started with a basic cheap £2 white candle from Tesco but they look stunning when decorated.

Candle Recipe

White candle Tesco
Sentiments LOTV Grunge Christmas Stamps
Spellbinders Poinsettia die
Quick Kutz scalloped die for the base
Lace, pearls and ribbon from my stash
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Gold Mirra Card
Gold pearlescent paper
Patterned paper Kasercraft Turtle Dove Collection
Gold embossing powder
Heat Gun
I hope you enjoy looking at these they look very festive photographed together and I will post the red ones very soon. I'm just waiting for some large cellophane bags from eBay to arrive then I'll finish each of them off by putting them in the cellophane bag tied with a ribbon and finished with a tag.
Before I finish my blog today I want to send my thoughts to my friends Lyn and  Eric. Just heard from Lyn  Eric has just been taken to hospital this morning and is very ill we love you Eric and are thinking of you today.
Hope you  all have a fantastic week doing lots of nice crafty things.
I have entered these in Crafty Little Fairies challenge" Anything Goes "http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/



Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Brown Reindeer Christmas

Good morning everyone hope the week is going well for all my friends and  followers. I've been decorating and cleaning most of the week so  just finished this card last night. The image I have used on todays post is one that I bought  a couple of years ago and is still one of my favourite Christmas stamps. Its made by a local company called  Crafty Individuals http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/ they are an on line company specialising in rubber stamps and are based not far from me in Yarm. The stamps are quite unusual and the site is worth a look. I've also used  a couple of gorgeous Christmas Reindeer buttons I got a while ago from a Craft shop in Whitby.

I have made the card with Kraft card and the lovely Krafty Christmas papers from Lili of the Valley. I stamped the images with Memento Ink Rich Cocoa.

Card Recipe

Blank Kraft Card from Hobbycraft
Papers Krafty Christmas LOTV
Brown Card Ross Papercraft show
Snowflake Rudolph stamp Crafty Individuals
Reindeer stamp Hot of the Press stamped onto mat
Sentiment stamp Whimsy Stamps Winter Letter Seals
Marianne snowflake die
Ribbon and  lace from my stash
Reindeer buttons craft shop in Whitby
Glitter Reindeer from The Range but  a couple of years ago
Memento Ink pad Rich cocoa
Peg from stash
Val and  Ed you will recognise the small peg knew it was worth repairing and saving for a craft project !!
After all our work this week on the house we are having one of our Pensioner days out today as a reward its not too good weather wise but if it dries up I think it will be fish and  Chips at the Magpie Café in Whitby.
Enjoy the rest of your week and  keep crafting.
I'm entering this card in The Ribbon Girl challenge





Friday, 18 October 2013

Lili of the Valley Christmas Bunting

Good afternoon to all my friends and  followers and thank you to those of you who have commented  on my recent cards I really appreciate your kind words. Todays card is made with a stamp I bought  a while ago but haven't got round to using. Its called Christmas Bunting from the LOTV 2013 Christmas release. I also took the opportunity to use some of the new things I bought at the GNPE in Harrogate.

I love the image and coloured her with Copic and Promarker pens. I also used papers from one of the new LOTV paper pads Woodland Wishes the colours and  designs are gorgeous.

Card Recipe

Blank card Craftwork Cards
Stamp Christmas Bunting LOTV
Sentiment stamp LOTV
Spellbinders Floral Oval die
Vintage Rose Frantage from GNPE
Lace and Organza trim from Dainty Crafts Washington and my local Craft store Boyes
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts White Roses and  White Winter Berries.
Rolled flowers Spellbinder die using LOTV paper
Paper LOTV Woodland Wishes GNPE
Card Tim Holtz
White vintage seam binding Live and  Love Crafts
Small gold stars from shop in the Grassmarket Edinburgh threaded on fine gold wire
Memory Box die bow and star.
Distress ink for edges
Cream mesh behind image from Craft shop in Whitby
Rolled Flowers distressed with white Gesso
I have just returned from an all day training event on Safer Recruitment so feel I've been talked at all day so am planning a nice quiet evening with a glass of wine.
Hope you all have a great weekend unfortunately we are painting the kitchen and giving it a general spring clean so nothing exciting for me.
I am entering this card in the Lili of the Valley monthly challenge Anything Goes and The Ribbon Girl challenge. and Crafty Little Fairies challenge.



Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Beaded Christmas Card

Good morning to all my friends and followers sorry its been a while since I posted but I have been away for a few days to London visiting our dear friends Val and  Ed. We had a lovely weekend with them .
Now for todays card I stitched this beaded design at my Craft Group two weeks ago Hazel who led the class is a whizz with these beaded designs . I have now put the design into a Christmas Card. I have to say these are the sort I'm always reluctant to part with as they take quite a while to stitch.


Card Recipe

Blank cream deckled edge card from Hobbycraft
Green glitter card from Paper Mill Washington
Bead design from my Craft Group
Beads some of my own and  some from my Craft Group friend Carol
Spellbinders die Resplendent Rectangles
Die cut bells from my friend Barbara think they are Marianne
Sentiment LOTV heat embossed with gold embossing powder
Lace from local craft shop Boyes
Kanban gems from my stash
Vintage White Frantage


I want to  thank Carol and Barbara who both kindly gave me the beads and the bells for this card  such great crafty friends
I'm now going to start cutting 60 snowflakes to be used at my Craft Group tomorrow they are making the snowflake acetate card  I posted  a little while ago. Veronica who leads the group is preparing the rest of the things. If it doesn't take me too long then I will hopefully finish a LOTV card I am busy making using some lovely things I got at the GNPE.
Enjoy the rest of the week the weather is horrible here very dull,cold and wet which I hate I'm thankful for my crafting on days like this.


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Stitched Christmas Card

Good afternoon everyone hope the week is going well for you. Its getting very cold here a real nip in the air so looks like Autumn is really upon us I also noticed in the garden this morning that my Winter Flowering Jasmine has its first lovely yellow flowers always the first sign of  winter. Enough of the weather the card I'm posting today is a pattern we did at Craft Class a couple of weeks ago and  I made it into a very traditional Christmas card. I love this holly paper the greens and  reds are so rich looking . Its by Kaisercraft.

Card Recipe

Blank Card Craftwork cards
Dark green card bought in Art/Craft shop in Litchfield
Stitched pattern from my Craft group
Sentiment Whimsy stamps Winter Seals stamped in forest green distress ink
Green velvet ribbon from Boyes my local craft store
Red Berries and Charm Wild Orchid Crafts
Pattern stitched in Anchor Marlitt Thread with Mill Hill seed beads
Holly paper Kaiser Craft
Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies
We are going out this evening for a meal with some friends . They have some Maltese friends staying with them at present so it will be nice to meet them again.
Also just some encouragement for Val on her Sober October for Macmillan Charity. Keep going you can do it. Nearly day 10 only 21 more to go thats a third of the way!!
Enjoy the evening whatever you have planned


Sunday, 6 October 2013

Birthday Card for Ed and GNPE

Good morning hope you are all having a good weekend. Today I am posting a card I have made for our best friend Ed .It was his birthday last week and I made this card with an ice skating theme. When he retired he took this up as one of  his hobbies and I know how much he enjoyed doing it. He hasn't been too well lately but I am sure this reminds him of his ice skating and spur him on with his treatment and be able to get back on the ice
I really love this Marianne stamp and the banners. I struggled to find some ice skate charms tried lots of places but finally found some on a lovely site on eBay. I have spoken to Ed since his birthday and  know that he loved the card.

Card Recipe

Blank card Craftwork cards
Stamp Marianne
Postmark stamp from Crafty Individuals
Sentiment stamps LOTV and the top of a Whimsy stamp birthday seal.
Postcard stamp LOTV
Twine from my stash
Ice skate charms from eBay site called Moon Jewellery
Papers and Candi Craftwork cards
Card Tim Holtz
Edges distressed with Tim Holtz paper distress tool
 Yesterday I enjoyed  a great day at the GNPE at Harrogate. I got to meet up with one of  my lovely followers Debra. This is a photo her son took of us. We both look so happy guess we were both enjoying spending all our money on the lovely craft goodies on sale.

I also want to thank my craft group friends Carol for driving and Veronica and Joyce for their company thoroughly enjoyed the day. I also got to meet Anne from LOTV who runs the LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog. She was lovely and the Blog is terrific. As always I loved watching some great demos from Barbara Gray

Well quite a long Blog today lots to talk about. I'm now going to start cutting out then sewing putting interlining in some curtains for my Daughter in Law and also looking forward to tomorrow Michael and I are going to Edinburgh on the train one of our great Pensioner Days Out !!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Christmas Card

Good morning everyone. Today I'm posting a Christmas card that is a little bit different I decided to  use a printed image and make an acetate window something I've not done before. I used some traditional colour papers in reds and greens and the card has a very warm traditional Christmas look to it.

These next two photos show the inside and side of the card again that dreaded acetate horrible to photo.


Card Recipe

Blank Card made from sheet of A4 cream card
Image from Ross Papercraft  Show Eston
Papers Green old Papermania pad and Red a present from my friend Barbara
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8
Spellbinders Poinsettia die both from Michaels in USA
Lace from Dainty Crafts Washington
Sentiments Lili of the Valley Grunge Christmas
Acetate from stash
Hope you enjoy this festive card. I'm going to the GNPE at Harrogate tomorrow with some of my Craft Friends I have a few things on my shopping list but no doubt I will blow the budget as I always do there are always some fantastic new things and  some bargains to be had, I'm also planning to meet Debra one of my followers so that is exciting and I'm looking forward to seeing her for a lovely chat.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend and the weather is good its horrible here today pouring down and to top that I'm going to the dentist this afternoon.