Thursday, 2 April 2020

A New Adventure

Good afternoon everyone hope that  you are all well today I'm sharing a card I have made recently for my cousin and  his wife who moved to a new home last Friday
I've used a Lili of the Valley stamp I have had for ages called  A New Adventure I think its still available as a digi



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Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Blue card is Tim Holtz
Spot card is The Hobby House
Kraft Card is Crafters Companion
Stamp is LOTV A New Adventure painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Square Stitched dies
Wonky Stitched squares are Creative Dies
The fence die I think is Tonic I bought it in a destash sale
Sentiment is from a LOTV stamp set Spring Sentiments
I made the house from square stitched dies
Card Candi is Craftwork Cards
Twine Brenda's lace and ribbon specials now closed

Really enjoyed making this especially the little house sentiment Stay safe everyone,  keep crafting and  sharing Sending love and  hugs Carole x







Sunday, 29 March 2020

Dinosaur by Miles

Good afternoon thought I’d share this picture that.Miles my 4 year old grandson has coloured using one of the freebie stamps from All Dressed up Stamps over on Kit and Clowder I think he has made a good effort .


This is  entered into The Cutie Pie challenge blog for under 16 's 

Hope everyone is well Stay safe Love and  hugs Carole x




Saturday, 28 March 2020

Rainbow Girl

Good afternoon everyone I hope that you are all well Today I'm sharing an All Dressed up Stamps Design Team card using one of two freebie stamps we are giving away over at Kit and Clowder I hope you can take a look as these designs are suitable for kids as well as adults might be something to keep the kids amused for a little while.
This is my Design Team card using Rainbow Girl



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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Rainbow Girl from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Navy card is from Michaels in Florida 
Spot card is The Hobby House
Square and Circle Stitched dies
Cloud dies are Memory Box 
Sky edge is Poppy Stamps
Sun die is from eBay
Sentiment stamp is Lili of the Valley no longer available
Twine is Brenda's lace and  ribbon specials sadly closed
Smile button my box might have come from Whitby Crafts
Some Wink of Stella on her wings and  the red hearts 

This is a copy of the other free stamp over at Kit and  Clowder Hope you can pop over and get these two great freebies

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Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone as best you can.Stay safe sending love Carole x



Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Jo's Daffodils

Good afternoon everyone today I'm sharing an Easter card I made recently using a Sheepski Design stamp called Jo's Daffodils it was a very generous freebie on Kit an d Clowder a few weeks ago.




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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Green card stock from Michael's in Florida
Papers are Hunkeydory Primrose Lane paper pad
Stamp is Jo's Daffodils from Sheepski Designs painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Frilly die is from eBay I think its a Tattered Lace design
Square stitched dies
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaf die is Marianne flower and  leaf
Twine is Brenda's lace and  ribbon specials now closed
Happy Easter sentiment is Lili of the Valley The small daffodil stamp came free in a magazine
Card Candi Craftwork cards

Well I hope you are all keeping well and staying home if possible. My husband cannot leave the house at all for 12 weeks as he is one of the 1.5 million cases at severe risk. He is good just needs to take extra care. I'm only going out for essentials now . This isn't what I expected to be doing this week as we should have been going to our apartment in Florida on Sunday for five weeks will certainly miss that sunshine and  my craft shopping. However we need to be safe and there is always next year  

Stay safe my friends sending love and hugs Carole x





Sunday, 22 March 2020

Spring has Sprung

Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a great weekend. My post this evening is to showcase the February new release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps.. As always they are all fabulous design.  I'm always amazed how Wendy can always keep coming up with more and more fabulous designs.each month. So here they are and they are now available in the Etsy Store here








This is my Design Team card using Spring has Sprung


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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from A Hunkeydory Primrose Lane pad
Square stitched dies
Frame and tag dies are from eBay
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts Hobbycraft and  The Ribbon Girl Sprigs I was given
Twine and Small navy flower cabochons are from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials 
Sentiment stamps are Lili of The Valley
Tiny butterfly stamp to make the background is from a magazine freebie




Well I hope you can take a look at these new stamps they are just great. 

I hope everyone is keeping well and  managing to get essentials especially if you are self isolating.Stay safe in these worrying times and Keep Crafting
 Sending Love and  hugs to you all Carole x







Sunday, 15 March 2020

My Easter Bunny

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our  Monthly Challenge  over at All Dressed Up Stamps . Our theme as always is Anything Goes as long as you use an  Dressed Up Stamp in your design. If you have just discovered these stamps and don't have any there are some fab Freebies HERE to get you started.

The prize for the winner is three digital stamps of their choice and we also pick a top three one of whom is asked to be a Guest Designer the following month.

For my February Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called My Easter Bunny





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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is My Easter Bunny from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Pink card is from Michaels in Florida
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Paper is from a Hunkeydory Primrose Lane paper pad
Square stitched dies
Grass border die is Joycraft
Leaf die is a Marianne die Flower and  leaf
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Happy Easter Sentiment is Lili of the Valley
Small Daffodil stamp came in a magazine freebie set some time ago
Twine is Brenda's Lace and  ribbon specials now closed


I hope you can find time to enter our challenge just remember to use an All Dressed Up Stamp if you do.

Have a great week stay safe and  I hope you all manged to get some toilet rolls !!!
 Love and  hugs Carole x





 There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the Challenge Blog.

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Man Card

Good evening everyone tonight I.m sharing another card I made for the ladies at the Craft Group I go to to make a few weeks ago. Its a man card and I know these are not every ones favourite cards to make.but we all enjoyed making this card design.


Card Recipe

6x8 black deckle edge card from a pack I bought from Mad Hatter Crafts at Ross Papercraft show
The paper is a download I found on Pinterest 
Maroon card is Ross Papercraft
Black card is from my box
Stitched circle dies
Banner die is MFT 
Happy Birthday die is Press cut
Dark Grey satin ribbon from my box
Black paper twine is from Walmart in Florida
Card Candi is Craftwork Cards now closed
Ship stamp is from a Marianne Stamp Set I won years ago in a blog competition
Black archival ink 


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


Saturday, 29 February 2020

Christmas Bauble

Good morning everyone today I'm sharing a card I made a couple of weeks ago for the ladies at our craft group to make Its a Christmas Bauble Design made using mostly dies sorry bur the silver mirra card has not photographed  well .


Card Recipe

Circle shape card made from a 7x7 blank card using a Spellbinder Grand Dies
White card is Ross Papercraft
Silver Mirra Card is Jelly Bean Crafts
Poinsettia Die is Spellbinder
Holly Die is Creative Expressions
Happy Christmas Die came free in a magazine ages ago
Silver mesh ribbon is from Whitby Crafts
Frosted Berries eBay
Silver Twine Michael's in Florida

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend I'm finishing my post with a couple of photos of my trip this week with my Golden Girl friends to London to see the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the Saatchi gallery a fabulous exhibition and a great couple of days.




Love and  hugs Carole x







Saturday, 22 February 2020

Prosecco Time


Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a great weekend. My post this evening is to showcase the February new release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps.. As always they are all fabulous design.  I'm always amazed how Wendy can always keep coming up with more and more fabulous designs.each month. So here they are and they are now available in the Etsy Store here


Cupids Heart

Love Potion
 Prosecco Time
Where with style 




This is my Design Team cvard using Prosecco Time



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Card Recipe


7x7 blank Card
 Papers are Maja Design Fika Lelas Cafe
Stamp is Prosseco Time from all Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktensr Pencils
Die is LDRS Gilded Oval from Dies to Die For
Lace and organza trim was from Wild Orchid Crafts some time go
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and  The Ribbon Girl 
Pearl Heart Brendas Lace and Ribbon Specials now closed
Resin Frame is from Jelly Bean Crafts at the NEC Birmingham
Sentiment stamp is Lili of the Valley
Some Wink of Stella on her dress



Well I hope you can take a look at these new stamps they are just great. Love and  hugs Carole x



Saturday, 15 February 2020

My Valentine Forever7

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our  Monthly Challenge  over at All Dressed Up Stamps . Our theme as always is Anything Goes as long as you use an  Dressed Up Stamp in your design. If you have just discovered these stamps and don't have any there are some fab Freebies HERE to get you started.

The prize for the winner is three digital stamps of their choice and we also pick a top three one of whom is asked to be a Guest Designer the following month.

For my February Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called My Valentine Forever 
There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the Challenge Blog.









Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Smooth White card Ross Paper craft show
Stamp is My Valentine forever painted with Derwent Inktenxe Pencils
Scalloped oval die to cut the aperture
Creative Expressions lattice heart A4 embossing folder
Flowers are Creative Expressions 
Lattice hearts are from a Joycraft Border die
Heart stamens I recently bought from Anne  Richardson De- stash site 
With love sentiment is Spellbinder 
Wooden hearts painted with grey Cracker Barrel Acrylic Paint from Walmart in Florida
Grey pearl hearts Jelly Bean Crafts

I hope you can find time to enter our challenge just remember to use an All Dressed Up Stamp if you do.

Enjoy the weekend Love and  hugs Carole x






Sunday, 9 February 2020

Snowy Church

Good Morning everyone and I hope everyone is keeping warm and safe in the dreadful weather. Today I'm sharing a card I made on Thursday at the craft group I go to we used a lovely Lili of the Valley Christmas stamp Snowy Church




Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Stamp is Snowy Church from Lili of the Valley painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Papers I think are from The Works
Die cut trees not sure of the make not my die
Merry Christmas sentiment from Hobby craft
Small die cut stars are cut from a Printable Heaven die 
Some white Wink of Stella on the snow


Enjoy the rest of the weekend its a perfect day to stay warm and craft !!  Love and  hugs Carole 


Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Cupid

Good evening everyone I hope everyone is enjoying the week.. My post today is to tell you about the free All Dressed Up Stamp called Cupid you can get free this week from Kit and  Clowder This is the link to the Facebook page Kit and Clowder

This is my Design Team card using this gorgeous stamp


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Card Recipe


7x7 Blank card
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps Cupid painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Dark Red Card is Ross Papercraft
Paper I think is from a very old Docrafts A4 pad
Heart stitched die
Square stitched dies 
Aged Mahogany distress ink on the edges of the heart
Floral heart and  flower dies are all Creative Expressions 
Small red roses Boyes Stores
Love sentiment is cut fro a Spellbinder with love sentiment die
Some clear wink of Stella on her wings


Well I hope you can visit Kit and Clowder and  get this fabulous freebie stamp . Love and  hugs Carole x





Saturday, 18 January 2020

In The Shed

Good morning everyone I hope you are all well . Today I'm sharing a card I made recently for a firends husbands 70th birthday He is a huge fan of his garden so I thought this very old Lili of the Valley Stamp In The Shed was just perfect.



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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Stamp is Lili of the Valley In The Shed painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Lili of the Valley Country Gent Pad no longer available
Square stitched dies
Rectangle stitched dies
Fence die is Crafty Sentiments Designs
Seed Packet stamp is a very old Docrafts stamp
Kraft Card is Crafters Companion
Twine and wooden plant pot my box
Sentiment dies are Presscut and  numbers from a magazine free die
Card Candi Craftwork cards

Have a great weekend everyone Love and  hugs Carole x





Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Fairy Magic

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our first  Monthly Challenge of 2020 over at All Dressed Up Stamps . Our theme as always is Anything Goes as long as you use an  Dressed Up Stamp in your design. If you have just discovered these stamps and don't have any there are some fab Freebies HERE to get you started.

The prize for the winner is three digital stamps of their choice and we also pick a top three one of whom is asked to be a Guest Designer the following month.

For my January Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called  Fairy Wishes 
There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the Challenge Blog.



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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card cut with a Go kreate Frilly 10 die
Stamp is Fairy Magic from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Make and Create Pad Romantic Escape that I bought from the Works great quality and  price
The dies are Go Kreate Square Frame Frilly 10 dies
Butterfly die is from eBay and cut from Blue vellum paper
Paper beaded flowers are from Michaels in Florida
Beaded Stamens are from The Ribbon Girl now closed
The sentiment is Whimsy stamps button sentiment heat embossed with copper embossing powder onto blue vellum then backed with card
Gold seed beads ans  a small amount of Glamour dust on her wings


I hope you can find time to enter our challenge just remember to use an All Dressed Up Stamp if you do.

Enjoy the  week Love and  hugs Carole x