Sunday, 30 October 2016

Acetate Christmas Card

Good morning to all my crafty friends and  followers I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend . The card I'm sharing this morning is another sample I have made for the ladies at the Craft Group I go to. It was a long time since we had used acetate so I thought it would be something different for everyone to try. However as I'm sure you know its not the easiest to photograph.



Close up of the sentiment stamp



Card Recipe


6x6 Blank Card
Papers are Pion Wintertime in Swedish Lapland 
Tree die is Joycraft
Acetate
Ribbon was a bundle from Boyes Stores
Sentiment is Whimsy Stamps Winter Letter seals
Spellbinder circle die
Blue Memento ink

Sadly our group is slowly getting smaller we have lost a few ladies over recent months its such a shame.. 

Well I hope you all have a great week and  a big thank you to those who have left lovely comments on my recent posts I do appreciate you taking the time to pop by. Have a great week everyone I'll be back for its that Wednesday again. Love and  hugs Carole x



Thursday, 27 October 2016

Christmas Penguins

Good morning to all my crafty friends and a special welcome today to my latest follower Helen thank you for following my blog Helen I really appreciate it.. I hope everyone is well and  having a great week. Today sees the launch over at Crafty Rbbons Challenge Blog. of a new weekly challenge. The theme for this challenge is  Animals. and  there is always a great prize for the winner from the Crafty Ribbons Shop..
For my card I decided to use penguins for my animal and used a lovey stamp from All Dressed Up Stamps to compliment the fab Crafty Ribbons I used.



Close up of the Stamp



Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Snowflake embossed card Jelly Bean Crafts
Silver Mirra card
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps Christmas Penguins painted with Pro marker and  Copic pens
Silver Snowflake is from Hobbycraft
Silver tree from a haberdashery shop in Whitby called Judiths
Silver stars cut from a Memory Box die
Silver Stickles on the image

Well I hope you can enter this weeks challenge just remember as well as the Animal theme you also need to add either ribbon or lace to your project some forget and  sadly cannot be considered . Love and  hugs Carole x


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Reindeeer Train

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers you guessed its that Wednesday and  the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme this week is our very popular Get Ready For Christmas if you have played along since they started in April you will have a very nice stock of cards. Sad to say if you haven't we only have one more of these challenges before Christmas hope I'm not worrying anyone !!
Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is

Prize - choice of 3 digi images


For my Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Reindeer Train 


Close up of the stamp



Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is The Stamping Boutique painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Lili of the Valley now retired
Ribbon and 25th button are both from Crafty Ribbons
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Santa sleigh die is from Joy crafts
Wooden Stars from Ross Papercraft show
Gold stars  are small beads from ebay
Gold Stickles and  Wink of Stella on the image 

This card looks a lot more sparkly than the photo shows the gold Stickles have sadly not photographed well..
I hope you are all having a good week and  find time to enter one of your Christmas cards into the challenge Love and  hugs Carole x








Saturday, 22 October 2016

Little Birdie

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers.I want to firstly give a special welcome to my four new followers Dawny, Nancy ,Ginny and Megan. Thank you for following my blog I'm so pleased to have you all as my followers. I hope you can visit me often..

Tonight I'm sharing my card to promote the newly released stamps over at All Dressed Up Stamps. there are four new stamps and  they are just fabulous. so here they are






For my Design Team card I used Little Birdie its super cute .



The Inside




Close Up of the Stamp



Card Recipe


Flower shaped card from Craft Work cards
Stamp is Little Birdie from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Lili of the Valley Timeless Victorian now retired
Marianne Circle leaf and flower die
Spellbinder Circle die
Flowers are Wild Orchid Craft, Live and Love Crafts and my stash.
Organza ribbon is from Boyes Stores
Bird charm my stash.
Purple Heart paperclip The Range
Viva pearl pen
Lace from Whitby Crafts I think
Sentiment from Pinterest

Well I hope that you are all looking forward to a great weekend with some lovely things planned . I hope you can take a look at these fab new stamps that Wendy has released as well. Love and  hugs Carole x.

I'm entering this into In the Pink Challenge Ribbon and or Bows 





Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Boo To You Too

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers. As its Wednesday you guessed its another challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme this week is Halloween.
We have one sponsor

 Prize - choice of 3 digi images

I have to admit I'm not a big fan of Halloween cards although I do love the Halloween colours. For my card  I picked an image called Boo To You Too.




Card Recipe

6x6 blank card
Orange card 
Halloween background paper I bought in Florida a couple of years ago at Michael's
Stamp is from Robyn's Fetish Stamps Boo To You Too printed twice and sized then painted with Copic and Promarker pens
Sentiments are from a pack I bought in Florida from Michael's some time ago.
Letter die is Marianne from Noor Designs Shop
Knotted Ribbon from my stash
Black Spider Buttons are from Crafty Ribbons
Some Wink of Stella on the images

Well I hope you are having a good week mine is hectic I've just got so much going on at the moment.. Enjoy whatever you have planned and I hope you can enter the challenge. Love and  hugs Carole x






Tuesday, 18 October 2016

White on White Christmas

Good morning to everyone I hope that you are all well. I've had a very busy week and I still feel I'm doing catch up since my holidays which now seems a life time ago. This morning I'm sharing a sample card I made for the ladies at the Craft Group I go to to make last Thursday.
I love White on White and  this is my card.




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Smooth White Card from Ross Papercraft Show
A4 Dots Embossing folder Die'sire
Snowflake border die is Joy crafts
Bauble die is Die'sire free in a magazine ages ago
I made the hangers from a Memory Box Precious Stars die
Pearl Snowflakes are The Hobby House from Whitby Crafts
The round sentiment is Craftwork Cards
Lace around the edge is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon  Facebook shop

This was quite a time taking design to make and sadly we had to move rooms and our cupboard last week which meant we had to rush a couple of ladies made mistakes and some didn't finish it wasn't the best week to do this so sad as White on White is such a nice card design. 
I hope everyone is having a great week . I'll be back tomorrow with another post. Love and  hugs Carole x






Saturday, 15 October 2016

Christmas Post

Good evening everyone I hope that you are all enjoying the weekend and finding some great things to do. Today is the launch of the new challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge blog the theme as always is Anything Goes. A great prize for the winner of three Digital Stamps from the All Dressed Up Stamps Shop.
For my Design Team card I used a lovely Christmas stamp called Christmas Post it's a Christmas must if any of you are cat or dog fans.




Close Up of the Stamp



Card Recipe


7 x 7 blank card
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps Christmas Post painted with Promarker and Copic pens
Papers are Lili of the Valley now retired.
Kraft Card is Crafter's Companion
Snowflake Border die is Joycraft
Organza flower lace trim is from Boyes Stores
Pearl Snowflakes are The Hobby House from Whitby Crafts
Viva white pearl pen
Let it snow button is from Crafty Ribbons
Some white Wink of Stella on the stamp
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die

Well I hope you enjoy the challenge and find time to enter don't worry if you don't have any All Dressed Up Stamps as you can find some freebies to use HERE  Enjoy the rest of your weekend love and  hugs Carole x





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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Reindeer Christmas Wall Hanging

Good morning to all my friends and followers today sees the launch of a  new fortnightly challenge over at Crafty Ribbons the theme for this fortnight is use Sepia tones and  you must always add ribbon or lace to your design. as well.
There is always a very generous prize for the winner from The Crafty Ribbons Store.

For my Design Team project I decided to make a Sepia tone Christmas Wall Hanging.





Wall Hanging Recipe

Blank wall hanging with jute hanger from a local Garden Centre
Papers are Pion Wintertime in Swedish Lapland
Christmas Ribbon is Merry Christmas Brown from Crafty Ribbons
Lace is Crafty Ribbons Chantilly Lace Jane
Stamp is Indigo Blu Stag Cliffhanger stamped in Sepia ink
Reindeer charm is Crafty Ribbons from Assorted Baubles
Berries are Ross Papercraft Show Acorns and Cinnamon Sticks are Live and Love Crafts
Reindeer Button is Whitby Crafts
Brown Stickles on the tree

Well I hope that you are all well and  are having a great week .The challenge is open fro two weeks so hope you can take a look Please remember if you enter to add that RIBBON or LACE so many forget and  cannot be considered. Love and hugs Carole x





Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Caroling Snowmen

Good morning to all my friends and  followers Its that Wednesday again so today sees the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs the theme this week is Add a Sentiment. Our sponsor this week is

 QKR Stampede     
Prize - choice of 2 digi images


For my Design Team card I used a lovely Christmas stamp called Caroling Snowmen. 


Closeup of the Stamp




Card Recipe

6x6 blank Card
Stamp is OKR Stampede Caroling Snowmen painted with Promarker and  Copic pens  
Papers are Lili of The Valley now retired
Kraft Card is Crafter's Companion
Tonic square matting and  layering dies
Spellbinder Circle die
Joy Craft Lamppost die
Sentiments are Lili of the Valley Christmas Circle Sentiments and  Christmas Grungy Sentiments
Wreath is from Crafty Ribbons
Berries and holly leaves are Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash
Holly Ribbon from Boyes Stores
White Wink of Stella on the Stamp ,Lamppost and Wreath

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone and  I hope you find time to take a look at this weeks challenge love and  hugs Carole x







Sunday, 9 October 2016

Christmas Candle

Good morning everyone I hope you are having a great weekend doing some nice things. I crafted yesterday afternoon after getting my flu jab done at the Doctors yesterday morning..I'm gradually getting caught up with my craft projects but still a bit behind with comments I'll get there eventually.
Today I'm sharing a sample I made for Crafty Ribbons before I went on holiday .Its to showcase the new 2016 ribbons .I love this stunning Christmas Rose ribbon its just fab.



Back View



Candle Recipe

6 inch pillar candle from Tesco
Spellbinder circle and scalloped circle dies.
Gold Mirra card
Marianne Pine branch die
Flowers Wild Orchid Craft
Pine cones Live and  Love Crafts
Gold Berries Ross Papercraft Show
Pearl string The Hobby House

Well I thought I would finish today with a recent photo of my grandson Miles. He went on holiday to Spain a couple of weeks ago and this is a photo of his first visit to the seaside. 




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





Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Kitty Mannequin

Good morning everyone well I'm back from my holidays and  eventually getting everything sorted just finished the last of the ironing yesterday what a task. We had a great time in Sri Lanka it was a beautiful place and  the people are so lovely Our hotel was in a lovely location and  great food. Definitely could of stayed a while longer.as I love the hot.sunshine. We had a bit of a journey home fight delayed from Colombo so only had about an hour for our transfer in Dubai airport which involved a  bus ride and several security checks. I now know I can speed walk !! Got to the gate with 5 minutes to spare. downside when we got to Manchester one of our bags was still in Dubai it couldn't speed walk !! fortunately the bag that did arrive had most of the things we needed for the wedding we were travelling to the next day in Dorset. Our bag came on the next flight from Dubai and was delivered to our house the next day by Emirates..
The wedding was gorgeous I've never been to a marque wedding it was perfect as the sun shone most of the day. The setting was beautiful at the village church then on the Groom's parent's farm.

Well that's a quick catch up and  now onto my card. Today sees the launch of a new Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafting by Designs We have three sponsors this week giving some fab prizes

Prize - choice of 3 digi images  


Prize: choice of 3 digi images.

Star Stampz
 Prize - choice of 3 digi images

For my design team card I decided on a image from Sheepski Designs I've been wanting to use one of these images for a while if you've not seen them before they are fab. I used Kitty Mannequin for my card. Isn't she stylish.



Close up of the Stamp



Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Stamp is Sheepski Designs Kitty Mannequin painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Timeless Victorian from Lili of the Valley sadly retired.
Die is Spellbinder Floral Oval
Lavender net overlay my stash
Organza Flower Lace is Wild Orchid Crafts as are most of the flowers.
Cabochon is from York Craft Show formerly GNPE
Resin frame is Prima from Live and  Love Crafts
Sentiment is from a Crafters Companion stamp set called Shoppe
Small shoe button is from my stash was gold but painted with Gesso
Pearl pins Dainty Crafts Washington


 I thought I'd share a couple of photos of the wedding one of the Bride and Groom and  one of me in my posh frock and  heels how did I ever wear them every day!!



Well If you have got to the end I hope you have a great week and  find time to join in the challenge this month. I'll share some holiday photos when I get sorted Love and  hugs Carole x