Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Enjoy The little things

Good morning to all my friends and  followers. Its that Wednesday so the launch of a new weekly challenge over at  Crafting by Designs the theme for this weeks challenge is Enjoy the Little Things . Our sponsor for this week is

 WeR3  
Prize - $15 gift certificate to the store



For our Design team cards we were given a selection of papers images and  sentiments. I used images Hearts and  Birdie and  papers Hello Floral Chevron to make this new home card.





Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Papers and  image from WeR3 pinted with Derwent Inktense papers
Kraft card from Crafter's Companion
Square stitched dies
Sentiment is from Lili of The Valley sorry I cannot see it on the web page
Heart button was from Whitby Crafts
Twine is Docrafts 
Heart button die from eBay

Well I hope you can find time to enter our challenge they are always so popular and  we love seeing your fantastic cards Enjoy the rest of  the week and  the Royal Wedding on Saturday I love looking at the fashions Love and  hugs Carole x





Tuesday, 15 May 2018

321-GO

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers This evening is the launch of a new Monthly 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. 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 May Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called 321 GO There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the challenge blog








Close up


 Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is 321 Go All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from an old Lili of the Valley pad Country Gent
Kraft Card is Crafters Companion
Stitched square dies and banner dies
The centre die was a one I found on Ali Express I like the different shape
Kraft corrugated card is from a John Lewis parcel 
Twine is Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook Shop
Charm is from my box
Candi is Craftwork Cards
Cork dots from Michael's in Florida
Off we go Sentiment is Heidi Swapp from Joann's in Florida

Well I hope you can all take a look at the challenge this time and  maybe join us we would love to see you. 
Apologies I've not been around much on here or Facebook but my internet router packed in on Friday. It was six years old and apparently that's about how long that router lasts.  I had to wait till yesterday for the Virgin Engineer to replace it its working great now but what a pain changing the passwords on everything . 

Have a great week everyone I'm back tomorrow with another post Love and  hugs Carole x




Monday, 7 May 2018

Up, Up and Away

Good morning everyone I hope you are all well and  enjoying the Bank Holiday sunshine and have some nice things planned. Today I'm sharing a card I made for the ladies at the Craft Group I go to to make a few weeks ago . I tried something a little different no stamping and  made a little scene using some dies I had not used before and had been in my drawer for ages unused how could I have never used them !! you all know so much craft stuff.




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Blue card is Ross Papercraft 
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Yellow card is Tim Holtz 
Green and  Turquoise card from my box
Dies are house and tree border  Memory Box 
Clouds Memory Box
Hot Air balloon came free in a magazine ages ago
Sun die from eBay
Square stitched dies
Circle stitched dies and  
Spellbinder circle die to cut the centre circle
Hessian trim I bought in Spain last year at the Chinese supermarket what a fun place.
Card Candi Craftwork Cards (that was quite a shock last week to see they have gone into liquidation always a sad day when another craft company closes I loved their shaped cards )
Paris Blue Memento ink pad
Sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion set Florence

Well enjoy whats left of the weekend we are going to pick up some things for the garden today .I am sorry I've not been around much these last few days we had quite a lot of  Doctors and  Hospital appointments earlier in the week for my hubby but glad to say he is continuing to progress its taking awhile but am sure  we will get there.  Enjoy the sunshine love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Anything Goes Faith Hope Love

Good morning to you all and  a special welcome to my new follower Maureen. As its Wednesday you guessed its a new monthly Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafting by Designs

We have two great sponsors this month

Prize - winner's choice of 4 digi stamps


For my Design Team make I used a lovely block stamp called Faith Hope Love from Bugaboo Stamps and  made a wall hanging.





Close Up




Wall Hanging Recipe

Hessian block I bought in Walmart in Florida last year
I did the background using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil with cream and two shades of blue Acrylic paint
Stamp is Bugaboo stamps Faith Hope Love block stamp painted with Derwent Inktense pencils I did the edges of the flowers with a Derwent Metallic pencil as well .
Hessian roses are from Michael's in Florida. 
Hessian butterflies are from the Poundland shop a while ago 
Memories sentiment is from a Kanban stamp set
Chipboard frames are from Scrapiniec
Love sentiment from Dunelm
Pearls my box

I really enjoyed doing this its the first time I've stencilled onto a Hessian Block.. I hope you can join us this time.The challenge runs until the 5th June so plenty of time to get your entries in ..

Enjoy the rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x  

























Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Get Ready For Christmas Mr Snowman

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the launch of a new weekly Challenge over at Crafting by Deigns out theme this week is our popular Get Ready For Christmas
Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is A Day For Daisies.



Prize - $12 gift certificate to shop



For my Design Team card I used a lovely Snowman image called Mr Snowman I do love a snowman card.






Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is A Day For Daisies Mr Snowmna
Painted with Copic Pens
Snowflake embossed card from Jelly Bean Crfts
Marianne Snowflake die 
Tress are a Joycrafts die
Pearl Snowflakes are from Whitby Crafts
Winter die is Joycrafts
Circle frame die was from eBay
Viva pearl pen for snow on the background and  trees

Well as always I hope you can take a look at the challenge this week If you have not made any Christmas cards yet this is a good way to make a start Have a fantastic week. Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Allsorts Challenge Use Pearls and  Rudolph Days Challenge







Sunday, 22 April 2018

Play Day

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

Counting Sheep

Oriental Girl



Play Day
For my Design Team card I used Play Day



 Close Up




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Stamp is Play Day from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Denim Paper is K&Company
Red card my box
Sizzix Tim Holtz Bracket die 
Stitched Square dies
Twine is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon specials Facebook shop
Dog button from Whitby Crafts
Sentiments tags are Lili of the Valley and  the other sentiment is from their Its Time to Party stamp set
Wooden Adventure sentiment was in a Heidi Swapp set I bought at Joann's in Florida
Wooden Stars are from Ross Papercraft
Wink of Stella on her glasses 

Well I hope you take a look at these new release stamps that are all now on sale in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy page. 
Have a lovely evening everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into A Pink Gem Challenge



Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Steampunk

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers its Wednesday so a new weekly Challenge starting today over at Crafting by Designs and  our theme is Steampunk

Our sponsor for this Challenge is


Prize - $15 gift certificate to shop


The Design Team were given this sheet to work with from Lunagirl



I have to say Steampunk is not my normal style but I decided to give it a go and made this tag using a couple of the images.








Tag Recipe

Tag shape made from Crafters Companion Kraft card rounded at the corners with a X cut corner rounder.
Black Mirra Card
Steampunk 12x12 papers are from my box I was given them and have had them ages they might be Do crafts but not certain
Lunagirl sheet Steampunk Girls 
Frame die is Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight
Black lace my box might be Boyes
Linen clock embellishment I think I bought in a pack from Michael's ages ago
Wings charm was from Wild Orchid Crafts
Metal cogs are from Michael's in Florida
Time sentiment I cut from the paper
Other sentiments are Tim Holtz Ideology pad Small Talk
 Ground Espresso Distress Ink on the edges and  clock tag

 Well I hope you can enter this challenge I'm not sure how many of you like Steampunk but it was a fun thing to do. Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x





Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Train Door Plate and Miles

Good morning everyone today I'm sharing a Train Door Plate I made recently for my Grandson Miles I gave it to him at the weekend as he loves his trains and he was delighted with this present .





Recipe

The wooden plaque and buttons kit I got from a company called Button-It they have a fabulous selection of wooden things
Painted with Pro marker and  Copic Pens
Twine is from my stash
Velcro on the back


Finally I'm finishing with a few photos of Miles in his playroom with his train set .He's growing so fast and will be 3 in June .








I loved making this especially as it was for Miles and it was something very different. Enjoy your day I'll be back tomorrow with another post. Love and  hugs Carole x


Sunday, 15 April 2018

A Star Is born

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers This evening is the launch of a new Monthly 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. 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 April Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called A Star Is Born There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the challenge blog






 Close Up




Card Recipe

7x7 Card 
Stamp is A Star Is Born from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design from The Vintage Baby Pad
Cream card 
Stitched circle die
Pearl string is The Hobby House
Flowers are made using a  Chloe stamp then heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Pink Embossing Powder
Star circle die was from eBay
Small stars are from a MFT Di'namics die
Pearls and pearl stars are from my stash
The small frame I bought in Michael's in Florida last year
The sentiment is from the Maja Design Pad


Well I hope you all have had a great weekend and can find time to enter our April Challenge. I'll been in Manchester today fitting the last of the blinds at my Son and  Daughter in Laws house and also some time with Miles . Looks like we are going to finally get some nice weather this week so enjoy it while it lasts. Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into The Ribbon Girl April Challenge Anything Goes and  The Ribbon Girl Facebook Challenge Anything Goes with a touch of Pink




Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Shopping in Yorkshire

Good morning everyone its Wednesday so the start of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs. Our theme for this week is is Elegant Ladies .

We are delighted that our sponsor this week is

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

For my design team card I used a beautiful stamp called Shopping in Yorkshire




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Shopping in Yorkshire by Sheepski Designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Lemoncraft House of Roses from Crafteezee
Brown card was from Ross papercraft
Stitched square dies
Tim Holtz Ground Expresso Distress ink
Candi is Craftwork Cards
Twine is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon specials Facebook shop
Charm is my stash
Sentiments are Tim Holtz Ideology Clippings Stickers I bought in Hobby Lobby in Florida

Well I hope that you all have time to enter the challenge this week. That's a really generous prize Sheepski Designs have some amazing stamps. 

Before I go can I ask that you check that you are still on my Blog list on my sidebar. I somehow managed to delete the whole list at the weekend instead of one entry not paying attention !! I have added a new list but just want to be sure I have you all shown if you cannot see your blog please add a comment so I can add you in I don't want to miss any of your amazing creations. .

Have a great week Love and hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into  As you Like It Chalenge
 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Snowmen and Unicorns

Good morning everyone as its Wednesday its the launch of our new monthly challenge over at Crafting by Designs  Our theme for these challenges is always Anything Goes.
This month we have two great sponsors


Prize - $15 gift certificate
Sparkle N Sprinkle has been in business for over 20 years, with a huge following. Our popular Youtube channel features a new technique video every week! In 2017 we initiated exciting changes to the company which have been well received. In addition to an eclectic mix of digital and rubber stamps, we offer hundreds of other fine products for your crafting pleasure.



Prize - winner's choice of 3 digi images
Open since November 2015, Scrap N' Dipity specializes in cute little digi's as well as cartoon dolls. My style is definitely eclectic, I like to create a bit of everything and go anywhere from cute to creepy - though my creepy is usually cute as well! My favourite things to draw are cute little animals, or dolls whether they are fairy or not, my only criteria is that they have big, pretty eyes! I started created graphics online with little pixel graphics, after over 10 years of doing that I decided I wanted to try my hand at something else. There are a few ladies from the pixel community who have crossed over to digital scrap booking and suggested I do the same. I started by transferring some of my pixel creations to digital stamps and never stopped!


For this challenge I did a Twofer( as one of my followers says). I used a lovely Christmas image from Sparkle N'Sprinkle called Snowman With Heart and from Scrap N'Dipity I used a great stamp called Lets Be Unicorns









Cards Recipes 

Snowman With Heart

7x7 blank card 
Stamp is Snowman with heart painted with Copic Pens
Papers are Maja Design I Wish
Green card my box
Square stitched Dies, Heart stitched dies and Wonky Stitched Dies
Green Ric Rac 
Merry Christmas heart Hobbycraft
The other sentiment stamp came with the stamp set
Red hearts Whitby Crafts
Twine I think is Docrafts

Lets Be Unicorns

6x6 Blank card
Blue and  Red card is Ross Papercraft 
Stamp is Lets Be unicorns painted with Derwent Inktemse Pencils
Yellow spot paper is Kaisercraft
Square frame die is from eBay
Red spot button is Whitby Crafts
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley


Well I hope you can enter our challenge this time . Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x 



Saturday, 31 March 2018

Sassy

Good afternoon everyone a bit of a different post today All Dressed Up Stamps are sponsoring a give away over at Kit and Clowder we are giving away Sassy If you love her make sure you get your freebie as she will not be for sale in the shop for a while .She is just adorable take a look

Sassy


The All Dressed Up Stamps Design Team have been making some fabulous projects to inspire you and  they will appear on the Kit and Clowder Facebook page through out the weekend . This is my Design Team card using Sassy and a Triptych shape design.


Close Up


Open



Closed


Card Recipe

Triptych card shape is made from a Dutchdoobadoo stencil I bought from Crafteeze sometime ago
Magenta card is Tim Holtz
Papers are Maja Design Celebration Jubilee from The Mad Scrapper 
Stamp is Sassy from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils 
Dies are LDRS Gilded Oval Set from Dies to Die For
Magnolia Doohickey scroll and leaf die
Lace trim and  Lace leaves are from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop
Flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts
Love sentiment was from Dunelm its classed as Wedding Confetti 
Small Wooden frame The Works
Birthday Girl Sentiment is Lili of the Valley Fairy Wishes stamp set sorry I cannot see it on the site now as a Digi set.

Well all you have to do now is get over to Kit and Clowder and  get yourselves this beautiful Sassy digi stamp and you can also take a look at the other cards from our Design Team including some from our amazing new Design Team members who officially start with us on the 15th .April.

Finally I just want to wish each and  every one of you a Very Happy Easter Day. Love and  hugs Carole x