Friday 14 September 2018

Cover Girl and Super Excited

Good afternoon everyone.Today I'm really excited to be sharing this post .Way back in June I was asked to make a Christmas card for All Dressed up Stamps Design Team to be featured in this months Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine 182. Well the magazine was published yesterday and my card features on page 80 and there is also a small photo on the front cover .I couldn't believe it, no mater how small the photo is I would never have thought one of my cards would ever be on a magazine front cover. Its the stuff of crafty dreams.

So after weeks of waiting I can now share my card  with you.

The magazine cover 182

Photo in the magazine 

My Original photo

The Inside

Close up

Card Recipe

Star card made using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil 
Stamp is Happy Christmas Little Star from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design I Wish collection 
 Joycraft Winter wishes Circle Star die
Spellbinder circle die
Wrapped up for Christmas sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts 
Rusty bells are from Live and Love Crafts now closed
Wooden stars from Ross Papercraft show

Well I hope some of you buy this magazine and can see the lovely article. You can also download all four of the All Dressed up Stamps the Design Team used for free. How generous is that.. Have a great weekend everyone Love and hugs Carole x


  1. That's wonderful news Carole, and such a very beautiful card too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. WOOHOO!!! How exciting is this is have this amazing creation on the cover of the magazine!! They've done a brilliant job showcasing your card in the magazine as well! It's a stunning star shaped design and beautifully done my friend! Love those cute images! Thanks for sharing and congrats!! HUGS :)

  3. Oh wow Carole this is a stunning card it is simply gorgeous. It looks absolutely fabulous in print. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. You must be so proud Carole, and rightly so, it's a beautiful card. Such a lovely shape, fabulous image and amazing attention to detail xx

  5. Wonderful news Carole, congratulations.
    Gorgeous card you have created.
    Hugs Pam x

  6. I have a subscription for this mag and it hasn't arrived this time and I now have to wait until Monday. If it hasn't arrived by then, they will send another one!! Love your card, it's so pretty and the shape is brilliant. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. Well done and well deserved. I rarely buy mags so haven’t seen it but your card is gorgeous

  8. Congratulations Carole for being published and also having your card on the front cover. Love the pretty shape of your card and all the embellishments. Well done. Hugs Anet x

  9. Oh Wow Carole, that is brilliant news!!!! Congratulations you talented lady you :)!!! I'm chuffed to little mint balls for you (very, very happy if you don't know the saying). I must get the magazine from somewhere. It's just wonderful to see your card professionally photographed in all it's glory with the lovely background decorations. It is a absolutely gorgeous card. Perfectly coloured image and made the star of the show (sorry I couldn't resist the joke :D) with the shaped card. Fabulous choice of papers and embellishments especially the star die cut and the little bells at the top. Oh, and flowers match your colouring beautifully. I'm so very thrilled for you my friend. You'll have to start submitting your work to magazines you never know you might get on a design team there. LOVE IT!!! Debra xx

  10. Fabulous card and congratulations Ginny x
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  11. Hi Carole, a huge Congratulations on having your work published in a magazine and for being on the cover! A beautiful card, as always, love the colours and patterns you have used... Have a wonderful week... Megan

  12. Congratulations to you! Wonderful news! And so well deserved!
    I like that magazine, but I can't always find it in my area...must go see if I can locate it anywhere...(especially sine I know ( so to someone famous in the magazine!

  13. BIG CONGRATULATIONS Carol, just gorgeous card and the image is stunning.xx

  14. Congrats Carol, beautiful card so not surprised it made the cover. Emmax

  15. Congratulations, carol! this is so wonderful that you have had your talents displayed so nicely. This is something you will always remember...and perhaps the first of many more!

    Your card is adorable. The star pattern is lovely and the colouring is so pretty.

  16. Many congratulations Carole! A card that is worthy of being on the front cover.. love it!

  17. Well done Carole, especially on making the cover too!
    Love your pretty card, the star is great for a change
    Anne x

  18. Congrats & well done making the magazine plus being shown on the cover. You are right, it's what crafting dreams are made of! It's easy to see why they chose the card though, it's gorgeous and unique too with the star shape. You have every reason to be proud.


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