Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Feeling Spoiled

Good evening everyone well my second post today and  its to showcase the March New Release stamps over at All Dressed Up Stamps .They are all just fabulous and  its hard to decide on a favorite  they are so lovely

So here they are

Feeling Spoilt

Flowers for Mum 

For my Design Team card I was given Feeling Spoilt and I really was as I just love this stamp so much. I hope you like it as well. I apologise this is photo heavy but a very difficult card shape to photograph.

Card Open

Card Closed

Close Up of the Stamp

Left side

Right Side

Card Recipe

Triptych card art stencil by Dutch Doobadoo was from Noor Designs
Stamp is Feeling Spoilt from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Pion Designs Linnaeus Botanical Journal Plumbago PD 6204 from Live and  Love Crafts sadly closed now.
Blue Card is Tim Holtz
Paper overlay on the inside I got from Ross Papercraft Show
Die is Little Darlings Gilded Oval Die set from Dies to Die For
Leaf die is Marianne Flowers and  leaves 
Pearl string is from The Hobby House
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, Hobby Craft and my stash .
Frame was originally wooden from The Works.I painted it with white Gesso and then inked it with Blue Distress Ink to match.
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley but I can no longer see it on their site 

Well that's finally it sorry its so long. I hope you can take a look at the new stamps and maybe have a little treat you can get them now in the Etsy Shop. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Love and  hugs Carole x

Thinking of You

Good morning everyone well its that Wednesday so the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this week is Thinking of You .We have a new sponsor for this challenge .

Prize - choice of 3 images

This site have some really cute images and  well worth a look if you haven't heard of them before. For my Deign Team card I used a very cute image called Baby Chick.and  made a Thinking of You this Easter card.

The Inside 

Card Recipe

Flower Shaped card from Craftwork Cards
Stamp is Baby Chick from pPinky Dolls painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Spring Basics from Live and  Love Crafts sadly now closed.
Dies are stitched circle dies I bought from eBay 
Marianne Circle leaf and flower die
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Small button brads I've had for ages from my scrpbooking days but came from Michael's in Florida.
Green loopy cord ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons

I hope that everyone is well and having a great week . It would be great if you can make time to enter our very popular challenge . 
Please pop back this evening as I have another post scheduled for today. See you then Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Looking Good

Good evening everyone well I'm back again this time with a post to launch the new March 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 Don't have any well you can pick up a freebie image HERE there are some great ones. The prize is three stamps of your choice and  we always pick a top three as well.

For my Design Team card I used a fab image called Looking Good

Close up 

 .Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Papers are Gossamer Blue 12x12 sheets from Noor Designs
Stamp is Looking Good painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Chipboard frame is Docrafts Bare Essentials
Die is Joy Craft Border Die
Flowers are Roses Wild Orchid Crafts the Hessian flowers are both from Ross Papercraft Show
Turquoise pearl string and pearls are from my stash
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Crisp mesh fabric was from Boyes Stores.

I deliberately left a lot of the paper on show on this card as its just so pretty and  a beautiful design.
 Well thats it for today I hope you can all enter the challenge this month it runs till the 14th April so plenty time to enter and  don't forget we also have a facebook challenge running till the end of the month 
Have a great evening and enjoy the rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x

Eric The Extra

Good morning to all my special friends and  followers its Wednesday so its the launch of another challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme this week is For a Man well we all know this is our favorite card design so if you hate doing them this is the chance to get at least one in your stock.
We have a great sponsor this week who make some fabulous stamps for the men in your life.

Dr. Digi    

Prize - choice of 2 digis

For my Design Team card I decided on a great fun image Eric The Extra it so reminded me of the son in Mrs Browns Boys I think its Dermot who dresses in the very funny advertising outfits. I hope this makes you smile as much.

Close up of Eric

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Papers are from All dressed Up Stamps digital Autumn Papers and the green stripe and spot papers came free in a magazine
Stamp is Eric The Extra from Dr Digi painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Stitched circle dies that I bought recentlly from eBay
Star die is Die'namics
Jute trim was from Whitby crafts
Wooden Stars are from Ross Papercraft show
Wooden Super Star Speech Bubble came from Michael's in Florida
 Kraft Card is Crafter's Companion

Well I hope you are all having a good week and get a chance to enter this fun challenge . I'll be back later today with another post. Everything always comes together. Love and hugs Carole x

Friday, 10 March 2017

85th Birthday Card

Happy Friday everyone I hope that you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. My post today is a commission birthday card I was asked to make by a friend for a ladies  85th Birthday.

The Box

Card Recipe

8x8 Blank Card
Embossing folder came free with my ebosser
Peach card is from an old Docrafts pad 
 Spellbinder Moroccan Accents die
Heartfelt Creations Delicate Astor die
Peach lace is Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook Shop
Small wood frame was from the Works and painted I paint it with White Gesso to match.
The sentiments I made on the computer
Flowers are  Heartfelt Creation Delicate Astor and Wild Orchid Crafts 
Peach pearl flowers are also from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Specials 
Small Cameo is from my stash.
8x8 Box is from Stella Crafts 

I'm going to The Great Create Craft Extravaganza at Harrogate tomorrow with some ladies from craft group so if any of you lovely people are going on Saturday then please say hello to me. I've got a small shopping list but no doubt I will come home with lots of new goodies.. 

Have a great weekend everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Sun Path Border

Good morning to all my special friends and  followers its Wednesday again and the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs . Our theme this week is use three different patterned papers.
We have a great sponsor

Prize - choice of 3 images 

For my Design team card I used a very pretty stamp called Sun Path Border and  used a DL card for my design I haven't used this shape for ages.

Close up 


Card Recipe

Blank DL Card
Stamp is Eurika Stamps Sun Path Border painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
My three patterned papers are Pion Paris Flea Market, Patterned Kraft paper is My Minds Eye and  the magenta paper is Lili of the Valley The border and sentiment are both  from a Pion Vintage Garden cut out border sheet 
Small Flowers are from Hobby Lobby in Florida
Patterned Hessian band and  Jute string are from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon specials Facebook page.

Well I hope everyone is having a great week and finds time to enter the challenge. I've an apology to my followers I'm getting a bit behind with comments but hope to rectify that later this week sadly life has just got in the way recently I'm sure you have all been there . Enjoy the rest of the week Love and hugs Carole x

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Art Deco Teepee Card

Happy Sunday everyone I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. The card I'm sharing today is another of the sample cards I've made for the ladies at the craft group I'm a member of to make last week. This one was a bit of a challenge for them getting the folding right and cutting the papers to cover the shape but we had a few laughs along the way which was nice. The ladies also had a laugh on me I quite often mention how much I dislike peel off's and this project has 10 peel off borders !! Crafting has to be fun. The design and shape are very different for me so I hope you like her ..

Side 1

Side 2 the fold side

Card Recipe

Teepee Card blank shape from a stall at Ross Papercraft Show
Paper is Kanban
Silver Mirra card
Art Deco decoupage image is from a Kanban sheet 
Feather die is Hot of the Press
Corner die is Memory Box Madeira corner
Champagne glass die came free in a magazine
Silver peel off border strips
Grey and  Pink Feathers are from our cupboard at the Craft Group
Sparkle Gems are round Dawn to Dusk Crafts
Square dazzlers from Creative Expressions
Black Organza flower cut from a strip Boyes Stores
Pink Organza Ribbon and Stars my stash
Sentiment is from the Kanban sheet

This is a  great shape although it looks difficult to post it actually flattens to fit in an envelope there is a valley fold in side two. I personally enjoyed doing this its very different. I think I might give it a go sometime with a stamped image and paler colours.

Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Anything Goes Pom Pom

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs Unfortunately we have been let down this month by our Sponsor but we are still having an Anything Goes Challenge and  we want you to make a project using your favorite stamp or image and  for this challenge only we are allowing prior projects.. There will be a great prize for the winner a fabulous Unity Stamp kindly given by our Design Team member Sharon.

This month's prize:

For my Design Team card I've picked a card using my favorite stamp Pom Pom from Lili of the Valley .This was the first rubber stamp I ever bought and I got her at my first visit to the GNPE at Harrogate. I was really sad when they retired her but am delighted that they brought her back as a digital stamp a few months ago. So if you don't have this gorgeous stamp then its still available to download.


Card Recipe

6x6 blank card Craftwork Cards
Stamp LOTV Pom Pom (now retired ) Painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers Pion Studio of Memories Photo Frame and Anemone PD1901 Live and Love Crafts
Lace, Organza Ribbon and  Fait Main ( French for Handmade) Label Crafty Ribbons
Pearl string The Hobby House 
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts and Boyes Stores
Fairy charm Whitby Crafts 
Marianne Die, flower ,leaf and circle
Card and paper edger Tim Holtz
Glamour dust on wings
Sentiment LOTV Fairy Sentiments

Well I hope you enjoy entering your favorite stamps and images in our challenge this month, You have until the 25th March to enter. Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x