Saturday, 30 August 2014

Christmas Candle

Good morning to all my lovely crafty friends and followers I hope that you are having a great weekend especially as the weather seems to be improving again. I also want to welcome my latest follower Marianne thank you for following my blog and I hope you continue to enjoy visiting my blog.
My card today is a Christmas card I've made using LOTV Christmas Candle stamp it's one of the older LOTV images but one that I like very much.

Apologies for the photo my camera just didn't like this green at all as you can see I even put it against a white background to try and improve it as I normally use black.

Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Kraft card Crafters Companion
Stamp Lili of the Valley Christmas Candle coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers LOTV Woodland Wishes
Sentiment Stamps LOTV Christmas Grungy Messages stamped in Forest Green ink
Green Lace from my stash
Cream lace from a gift shop in Whitby
Flowers, berries and  leaves Wild Orchid Craft
Spellbinder Floral Oval
Wooden Star buttons Whitby Crafts
Charm I think Wild Orchid Crafts
Twine Docrafts
Pink shabby Frantage, Glamour dust and Twinklets.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend. I'm going to the hairdressers later, then tomorrow its finishing packing as we are going to our Apartment in Florida on Monday for a month. I'm a bit better organised than usual so have got some posts scheduled for each of the weeks I'm away. I'm generally Ok for wifi so hope to keep up with all your gorgeous creations while I'm away. I'm looking forward to the sun and the relaxation and might even fit in a bit of Craft shopping can a duck swim !! I will be craft shopping.
 Thank you for the lovely comments you have all left recently so kind Hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Lili of the Valley Monthly Challenge Christmas in August and A Creative Romance Challenge Use Kraft

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

90th Birthday Card

Good evening everyone today I'm posting a commission card I have just made for a 90th birthday. I decided on lovely lilac colour papers from the LOTV Timeless Victorian pad lots of dies and  pearls.

This is the matching box

Card Recipe

8x8 Blank card Craftwork Cards
Papers Timeless Victorian LOTV
Marianne Anja's Quadrate Set
Marianne Garden Branch
Flowers roses Wild Orchid Craft
Fabric Flowers and  Ribbon with pearls local craft store Boyes
Pearl embellishments Dawn to Dusk Crafts at Ross Paper Craft Show
 White Viva pearl pen
Sentiment computer generated
Box Stella Crafts
White card Tim Holtz distressed with Tim Holtz paper distress tool
Some of you will remember I went to a beautiful wedding in London in May well the groom's Mum has just sent me this lovely official photo of the groom and his brother who was the best man. Michael and I were just sat behind them in church and this is one of the moments when the Vicar made one of his funny remarks he was a great guy and made the ceremony very special and personal for them. Its a lovely photo of two great boys..

I hope you enjoyed the Bank holiday wasn't the weather awful. We had our Son and  Daughter in Law staying with us and had a lovely evening out on Saturday to celebrate their Second Wedding Anniversary. 
I hope you enjoy the rest of the week whatever you have planned.
Thank you for all the fabulous comments on my recent post you are all so very kind. Hugs Carole x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Rock Around The Clock

Hi everyone today sees the launch of the new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs the theme this week is Rock Around The Clock and we are very lucky to have two sponsors

Prize: winner choice of 2 digis
Prize: 5 digis
My choice for my Design Team card was an image from Dr.Digi called Metal Mick this is a real fun image and I enjoyed making the card but as I'm sure you'll all agree not quite my normal style. However it's always good to do different so hope you enjoy him and it makes you start signing Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and The Comets certainly takes me back a few era's to my youth club days.


Card Recipe

7x7 card
Card Tim Holtz
Paper a 12x12 scrapbook sheet by Echo Park Paper Its a Boy's Life
Spotted paper is the reverse side
Image Dr Digi Metal Mick edges heat embossed with silver embossing powder and  coloured with Promarkers and Copic pens
Twine for my stash might be Docrafts
Guitar Charm Whitby Crafts
Sentiment cut from the paper
Die cut stars and metal stars from my stash
Die cut letters around the edge
I hope you have a great week and that you can pop over and join in the challenge get out those bobby socks and get rocking Hugs Carole x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Happy Anniversary

Good morning to all my fellow crafters and  a special welcome to my new followers Sally, Vicki and  Lucy on Google  + I do appreciate you taking the time to follow my blog and  I hope you continue to enjoy my posts.
Today is our Son and  Daughter in Laws second Wedding Anniversary those two year have just flown by just seems like last week when I was making all the beautiful stationery for the wedding . So today I'm posting the Wedding Anniversary Card and Box I have sent to them. The second anniversary is cotton so have added lots of cotton lace to the card .


The Box

Card Recipe

A5 Cream Deckled edge card from Hobby Craft
Papers some cream pearlescent flower card I've had for ages
Selection of lace from Boyes,  Dainty Crafts Washington and my stash.
Pearl string in white and  cream from Hobby Craft
Cheesecloth from Wild Orchid Crafts
White Ribbon from Live and Love Crafts
Flowers Wild Orchid Craft and my stash
Spellbinder Opulent Ovals die
Sentiment made on my computer
Love charm from Dawn to Dusk Crafts
Magnolia Do Hickey tag
Sewing Machine and  Topstitch thread
Box from Stella Crafts
This is the first time I've used these bead flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts but they are very pretty.
We are seeing Martin and Fiona at the weekend they are coming to stay so we are all going out to dinner to celebrate their Anniversary on Saturday
I'm a bit behind with my comments as I've been away all weekend to Poole visiting some friends they live in a lovely part of England and very very close to Sandbanks Oh for that lottery win !! For those I follow on Docrafts as well please be patient I'm still getting my head around the new Blog setup.
Thank you all for your lovely comments recently they are all treasured.
I hope you all have a great week but what happened to the sunshine I hope it comes back soon.
I'm entering this into Divas by Design Challenge Charming




Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Polka Dots

Good morning to all my lovely followers and friends today sees the launch at Crafting by Designs of the new weekly challenge today the theme is Polka Dots and our sponsor is

and this weeks prize is a winners choice of 3 Digi stamps.
For my Design Team card I decided on Emily's Monarch Butterfly. I coloured her in monarch butterfly colours not a colour I normally use but quite liked it when I'd finished it.

Card Recipe

Stamp Emily's Monarch Butterfly from Lazy Sunshine Stamps painted with Promarker and Copic pens
6x6 blank card
Black mirra card Orange papers from my stash I think one was originally a computer download
Spellbinder floral oval
LOTV sentiment Everyday Grungy Messages
ribbon around the image and the orange spot I won in a candy prize ages ago from Jacque's Sweet Stuff  Sunday
Leaves Marianne die
butterfly Martha Stewart Punch
Flowers Wild Orchid Craft
Pearl String from my stash
Viva pearl pen on the background of the stamp
I did a Dior bow on the card for a change I've been making loads of these as they are on the design for the Wedding stationery I'm making.
Hope you find time to go over to the challenge and enter one of your fab creations. Hope you all have a great week. hugs Carole x




Sunday, 10 August 2014

Craftwork Cards Christmas

Hi everyone hope you are enjoying a great weekend. I want to welcome my latest follower on Google + Vicki thanks for joining my blog you are most welcome I hope you continue to visit and enjoy my posts.
My card today is a simple Christmas one. I was given a Craftwork Cards Christmas kit a few weeks ago and have made this Christmas card Its a simple design for me but I think it looks quite stylish the papers are a pretty design and  match so well. I folded one of the large flower die cuts inwards to create this rosette flower. Still a lot of things left in the kit so may make a few more cards with it.


Card Recipe

6x6 Kraft card
Red dot embossed card
Everything else was in the kit except the Candi but all the products are Craftwork Cards except the red card
I think thats my shortest ever Card Recipe. I have been working on other cards some for my DT and  some I cannot publish yet so will be back later in the week with one for my DT.
The rain has just started so I'm going to craft this afternoon. Its a real change from yesterday it was a lovely day and we went to Northallerton Market and had tea in Bettys lovely. Have a great week and I hope the weather improves for everyone take care if you get the tropical storm .

Monday, 4 August 2014

Time Flies

Good morning to all my fantastic friends and  followers. Firstly a special welcome to my new follower Julia I hope that you enjoy following my blog.
 My card today is one I've made for a friend who is 70 shortly. I've used one of the LOTV stamps I bought from the last fairy release but had not got round to inking up. I loved this release and this stamp Time Flies was one of my favourites. I have another first today as well I bought a set of Inktense pencils a couple of weeks ago and  have now coloured two images this is the first to get posted. I have to admit I made a real mess of the skin on my first attempt and that is now well and  truly in the bin!!. They take a bit of getting used to but I have to say I love the finished result. I want to thank Becky her tutorials on skin and hair have been so helpful. I do love making this style of card with lots of embellishments.

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Papers Timeless Victorian LOTV
Stamp Time Flies LOTV painted with Inktense pencils onto Derwent watercolour card
White Frantage
Glamour Dust
White card Tim Holtz
Sentiment LOTV Everyday grungy messages
Butterflies cut from a Pion cut out sheet from Live and  Love Crafts and  painted with gesso and  sprinkled with glamour dust
Mesh ribbon is from my stash left over from my son's wedding invitations.
Pearl band from Whitby Crafts
Pearl string stash.
Flowers WOC , Local craft store Boyes and  the ribbon flower was from Hobby Lobby in Florida. I've painted the flowers mostly with gesso and added glamour dust the ribbon flower was originally a dark purple
The time flies and 70 today sentiments I made on the computer.
Stitching around the edges and on the sentiments done on my sewing machine with white topstitch thread
Rhinestone sparklers on the flowers The Hobby House
Spellbinder floral ovals
Gosh I have used a lot of embellishments taken me ages to list everything. I hope you enjoy looking at this as much as I enjoyed making it.
Have a great week the sun is back today so lets hope it stays the rest of the month.
Thank you to everyone who left comments I say it every time but you are all just so kind and  lovely.
To end I want to tell you that I won two Papernest Dolls stamps in a candy draw over at Crafteezee blog. Thanks so much Tracy for the chance to win if you've never seen her cards pop over they are fabulous