Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Cruella de Vil

Good morning to my lovely followers and friends. Today is the launch of another weekly challenge at Crafting by Designs the theme for this week is Inspired by a Movie  Our sponsor this week is

Prize - winner's choice of 3 single digis images
This is a Spanish Company based in Valencia and they have great themed and fun images something a bit different. As it was inspired by a movie I picked Cruella de Vil so my card is based on 101 Dalmations. She's just fab and I loved finding all the right embellishments..

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card Craftwork Cards
Red Mirra card my stash
Dalmation spot paper and photos of the pups from the internet.
Image Cruella De Vil from AliciaBel painted with Promarker and Copic pens sprinkled with Glamour Dust
Spot ribbon from a haberdashery shop in Northallerton
Film strip I found in an very old packet of photos from the pre digital days !! Showing my age now .
Spellbinder Floral Oval die
Picture Wheel Die Tim Holtz
White Alphabet letters and numbers
Candi Craftwork Cards
Well I hope you enjoyed my movie theme card and if you have a favourite movie then pop over and  enter your card. I always love doing these the research is great fun .
Have a great week hugs Carole x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Some Exciting News

Good morning everyone I hope that you are all well. This is a very short post to announce some good news.
Last week I was asked by the lovely people at Crafty Ribbons to join their DT and  I am delighted to say I have accepted . As I'm away at present I won't be starting the challenges till the beginning of March . I am very excited as the store has some exquisite ribbons available..Thank you so much Marianne for telling me about the DT call.
If you want to take a look then they have a great Challenge starting today. This is the link Crafty Ribbons Challenge Anything But a Card  I'm so proud of my DT badge and  really looking forward to getting started in March.

Hope you are all well and  can find time to look at Crafty Ribbons Challenge hugs Carole x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sick Little Bear

Good morning to all my lovely friends and Blog followers. and also a warm welcome to anyone who have visited from Crafting by Designs. Today sees the launch of Crafting by Designs Challenge Get Well/Under the Weather Our sponsor this week is
Prize: 4 single non-colored images
They are giving a very generous prize with 4 single images. They have some gorgeous stamps in the shop and it was hard to chose one finally I decided to use Sick Little Bear he is just so so cute.

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card Craftwork Cards
Papers LOTV Bonnets and  Bowties
Kraft Card Crafters Companion
Image Sick Little Bear Meljen's Designs painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Lace and ribbon from my stash
Twine/button flower Michaels Florida
Small medicine bottle from Whitby Crafts then filled with pink seed beads
Put your feet up sentiment LOTV Greetings Postmarks
Love is sentiment is a Lillibet sentiment stamp set from Trim craft
Flowers and  twine from my stash might be WOC
Sewing machine and white topstitch thread
I hope you can pop over and take a look at this challenge it runs for one week. Get well cards are always useful to have in reserve. Enjoy the rest of the week whatever you plan but I hope it includes some nice things and craft time. Hugs Carole x

Saturday, 17 January 2015

80th Birthday Card and Box

Good morning to all my lovely followers and  friends and  a special welcome this cold January morning to my two new followers Murielle and  Kate. I'm so  glad you are following my Blog and  I hope you visit often and enjoy my posts.
My card today is a commission I have just made for one of my friends. Her Aunt is 80 very soon and asked for a special card for her. I decided to use dies on this card rather than my normal painted image so the main focus of my card is Spellbinder Opulent Oval dies..

Card and  Box Recipe

8x8 card Craftwork cards
White card Tim Holtz
Peach card my stash
Pearl flower trim The Hobby House
Spellbinder Opulent Oval die
Scalloped lace Whitby Crafts
Resin frame Melissa Francis petite frames Live and  Love Crafts
Pearl Hearts Dawn to Dusk Crafts at Ross Papercraft show
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash
Sentiments on die made on my computer
80 in resin frame from a Pion Cut out sheet
Box Stella Crafts

I apologies now for the photos its been so dark here and the colours look like they aren't all the same but in fact they are .
This will be my last post for a little while. I'm going away on Monday on a five week holiday to New Zealand and the Cook Islands its a holiday of a lifetime and one from our retirement bucket list of things to do. We are looking forward to some warmer weather but not the long flight .
I've got some posts scheduled for when I'm away and will try to keep up with all your gorgeous blogs if I can . . I'm just finishing all the packing a huge task for 5 weeks. 
I hope you all keep well and warm while I'm away and also have a great weekend. 
Thank you all so much for all the great comments on my Snowman card you are all so kind.Hugs Carole x

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Country Snowman

Good morning to all my friends and brilliant followers.Well I know what you are thinking a Snowman card when Christmas is over well yes it is. This is this weeks theme at the Crafting by Designs Challenge Snowmen I do hope you enjoy the challenge we have two great sponsors.

Prize - $12.00 credit to the store
Prize - choice of 3 digi images up to $10
I  decided on an image from Stitchy Bear called Country Snowman. I went for a more CAS design stamping the background card and fussy cutting the image. Not sure I'll ever be able to do true CAS style !!

Card Recipe

6x6 card Craftwork cards
White Tim Holtz card
Silver mirra card
Tree stamp Docrafts several years ago heat embossed with silver embossing powder
Stamp Country Snowman coloured in Promarker pens and  fussy cut
Shabby White Frantage
LOTV sentiments
Narrow tinsel tied with ribbon from my stash
Wooden snowflakes Whitby Crafts
Tim Holtz paper distress tool
The more I've thought about this theme I suppose its OK because if we get snow in January we would build snowmen well not me personally !!
If you love snowmen then this is just the challenge for you hope you can enter something. Hugs Carole x


Friday, 9 January 2015

70th Birthday Card

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers I hope that you are all well and  keeping warm I just hate the winter weather I'm definitely a sunshine girl.
On  New Years Day it was my friend Lyn's 7oth birthday and this is the card I gave her. She lives part of the time in Malta and I gave her the card before Christmas to take back with her. I spoke to her today on the phone and it reminded me I hadn't put it on my blog. She did say the weather was lovely in Malta so I was a bit jealous.
My card is using a Lili of the Valley stamp Time Flies one of my favourites .

Card Recipe

7x7 card
Papers LOTV Timeless Victorian
Image Time Flies LOTV painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Organza rose ribbon Boyes stores other lace from my stash
Sentiments LOTV Pretty Grungy Good Times
Flowers WOC and my stash
Small metal frame Michaels Florida
Butterfly die Joy Crafts
Pearls The Range
Sewing Machine and topstitch thread
Shabby blue frontage Live and  Love Crafts
Cut out letters Pion sheet Live and  Love Crafts
I know that Lyn loved this card and I hope you all do as well. It was my husbands birthday yesterday and we had a lovely meal out last night at Café Lilli in Norton one of our favourite restaurants the food was great. Enjoy the weekend whatever you are planning and  I hope you do some nice things .
I also want to say thank you for all the lovely comments you have left on my recent posts I say this every time but you really are such special kind people .Hugs Carole x

I'm entering this in Graphit markers Shiney and New Challenge my shiny and new things are this new Joy Craft butterfly border and the small metal frame I've used both for the first time. I also think the gorgeous bead flowers would cover the shiny aspect, A Gem of a Challenge Something New  Joy Craft butterfly border and small metal frame. Winter Wonderland Challenge things with Wings and Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Favourite colour and  mine is purple/lavender.


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Emma and the cake

Good morning everyone I hope you are all having a great week and getting back to normal after the holidays.
Today sees the launch of Crafting by Designs Anything Goes Challenge we have two sponsors

Prize: $10 gift certificate to the store

Prize: 15 credit to store
For my DT card I decided on Emma and the cake from Fred She Said Designs hope you like her.

Card Recipe

6x6 card Craftwork cards
Papers LOTV Shabby Shack
Core donations card
Image Fred She Said Designs Emma and the Cake painted with Promarker and Copic pens image sprinkled with glamour dust and Shabby Blue Frantage.
Spellbinder stately circles and circle dies
La La land heart banner
Square doily
Sentiment from LOTV cake glorious cake stamp set
Ribbon and  twine from my stash
Brad I think do crafts several years ago
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl string Boyes Stores

I wasn't so keen on my face colouring because the stamp has three black dots on the cheeks and I think it makes it looks a bit smudged when its not .
I hope some of you might find time to enter a card into this challenge which runs till the 25th January. Good luck if  enter something. Hugs Carole x


Sunday, 4 January 2015

Christmas Festive Lantern

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers. Firstly I want to wish you all A Very Happy, Healthy and  Peaceful 2105. I'm slowly getting back to normal after all the holiday visitors. My card today is the last Christmas card I made and the one I made to give to my Husband. Its a LOTV image called Festive Lantern that I bought at the GNPE back in October.


Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Kraft card Crafters Companion
Red paper Lili of the Valley Twas the Night paper pad
Blue scene paper just seen is from a Pion sheet
Stamp LOTV Festive Lantern painted with Inktense pencils and sprinkled with Shabby White Frantage
Memory box Country Landscape die
Marianne tree die
Spellbinder circle die
Small white trees cut from some die cuts I bought on ebay last year
Sentiments LOTV embossed with WOW embossing powder
White Pom Pom trim and twine from my stash
White gesso on background and trees
Glamour Dust and Twinklets
Husband sentiment cut from a Pion cut out sheet
Small gold stars from a shop in the Grassmarket Edinburgh
I hope you have all survived the holidays and are now getting back to some crafting. I'm catching up with some design team stuff and have a couple of commissions to do in the next two weeks. I am also behind with comments so apologies to everyone but hope to get caught up very soon with all your gorgeous blogs.
 I 'm now going to finish packing up the last of the Christmas decorations and then some crafting if I get time. The house looks so bare and  I always hate putting the tree out for the recycling. 
Before I go I wanted to mention that I was delighted to get a top three in the Graphit markers challenge with my lavender Aurora Wings Icy Snow Queen card .
Enjoy the rest of the weekend hugs Carole x