Thursday, 22 July 2021

Lily Pad Fairy

 Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and having a good week. My post this evening is to showcase the July 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 and they are now available in the Etsy Store here



 

Lily pad fairy


For my Design Team card I used the adorable stamp  Lily Pad Fairy 


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Card Recipe

Blank 7x7 card with a third of the front removed
Stamp is Lily Pad Fairy painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Pion My Dearest Sophia from Craftezee closing down sale
Maroon card is from Ross Papercraft Show
Square stitched dies
Corner dies are Creative Expressions Heart Flower Set I bought in a craft stash sale
Pearl embellishments are from my box
Happy Birthday sentiment is Presscut


I hope you can find time to take a look at the new release stamps . Have a good week and stay safe. 

Love and hugs Carole x

 



Thursday, 15 July 2021

Dreaming of Summer

 Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our July 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 July Design Team project  I used a lovely Stamp called Dreaming of Summer  .




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Card Recipe


7x7 Blank card cut with a Go Create Frilly die
Stamp is Dreaming of Summer from all Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour White Daisies
Go Kreate Frilly 10 die
Butterflies are cut from a Martha Stewart punch I bought many years ago in Michaels in Florida
Sentiment stamp is Lili of the Valley stamped with Paris Blue Memento Ink
Spellbinder die to cut the sentiment
Yellow pearl hearts are from Jelly Bean Crafts'
White heart button my box
Some Wink of Stella on the flowers and butterflies


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


Have a  great week everyone and stay safe . Apologies for any typo errors I'm typing and crafting one handed at present had an operation on my hand last Thursday so in plaster for 4 weeks then a splint for 8 weeks fortunately its my right hand and I'm left handed just trained hubby to use my cutting machine and to take photos for me . 

Love and hugs Carole x




























Monday, 5 July 2021

Ocean View

 Good evening  everyone today sees the lunch of our new challenge at Get Creative Challenge .The theme for this months   Get Creative challenge is Anything Goes with a  twist show water. We also have three great sponsors for the July










For my July Design Team card I used a lovely stamp from Sweet n'Sassy called Ocean view






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Card Recipe


7x7 Blank Card
Pink and Turquoise card are both Pion
Papers are Pion seaside Stories from Craftezee
Stamp is Ocean View from Sweet N'Sassy called Ocean View painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Square stitched dies
Frame die I bought from eBay a while ago
Sun Die is MFT
Cloud die is Joycraft
The sentiment is from the same Pion papers
Card candi is Craftwork cards now closed

Seeing all your comments about this card reminded me of this photo on me sitting in a similar chair to this in Key Largo Florida Happy Days and holidays 




Well I hope you can take a look at this new Blog challenge we have some great sponsors. 
 Keep crafting. Love and Hugs Carole x












Thursday, 1 July 2021

Huddle

 Good evening everyone today sees the launch of our new July blog challenge at Sheepski Designs for theme for this month is Celebrations

For my Design Team card I used a fab Christmas stamp called Huddle





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Card Recipe

Slimline blank card I made from the stitched die
Stamp is Huddle from Sheepski Designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Blue paper is from a 12x12 White Christmas pad from The Works
Silver glitter card is Crafters Companion
Stitched edge and postage stamp slimline dies are from eBay
Snowflake die is a Marianne Die
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley heat embossed with silver embossing powder
Silver tree is Button Up I bought from Whitby Crafts ages ago
Wink of Stella on the fur and  pom poms


I hope you can find time to enter our challenge just remember the theme this month is Celebrations

Have a lovely week 

Love and hugs Carole x






Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Ship Ahoy

 Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and having a good week. My post this evening is to showcase the June 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 and they are now available in the Etsy Store here



For my Design Team card I used the adorable stamp  Ship Ahoy. 



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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps Ship Ahoy painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Pink card is Pion Design
Papers are Pion Design Seaside Stories Summertime and Cut Outs all from Crafteezee closing down sale
Square Stitched dies
Square Ruffle edge die is Tattered Lace
Lace shell trim is from Brenda's lace and ribbon specials now closed
Resin shell and star fish charm are both from my box
Sentiments and cut out tickets are form the same Pion collection
Pink pearls and  twine my box

I hope you can find time to take a look at the new release stamps . Have a good week and stay safe. 

Love and hugs Carole x










Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Christmas Skate

 Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our June 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 June Design Team project  I used a lovely Stamp called Christmas Skate  .




Close Up


Card Recipe

7x7 blank Card
Stamp is Christmas Skate from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Kraft Card is Crafters Companion
Red Card my Box
Blue Snowflake paper is from a 12x12 pad from The Works called White Christmas great value and quality at £3
Stitched square dies 
Wonky stitched edge rectangle dies are MFT
Skate die is a Joycraft die
Wooden red glitter buttons are from Hobby Craft
Red gingham ribbon my box might be Boyes stores
Wooden Merry Christmas is from Hobby Craft
 Red wooden star from Ross papercraft show
Wink of Stella on her pom poms and ear muffs 


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

Sorry I've been missing this last week had a really lovely week away with the family at a beautiful  cottage at Robin Hoods Bay great to spend a whole fun week with our five year old Grandson . The weather was just perfect we were so lucky . I'm finishing with a couple of photos of Miles on the pirate boat at Whitby







Have a great week stay safe 
Love and  hugs Carole x


Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Beach Hut Holiday

  Good evening everyone today sees the launch of our new June blog challenge at Sheepski Designs for theme for this month is Layer it Up

For my Design Team card I used a fab stamp called Beach Hut Holiday



Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Denim coloured paper is Maja Design
Beach Huts paper is from a very old Docrafts pad
Yellow card is Pion
Stamp is Beach Hut Holiday from Sheepski Designs  painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Square stitched dies
The Postage edge dies are from eBay
Sentiment is from a Pion sheet Seaside Stories
Happy birthday die is Presscut
Sun die is MFT 
Cloud die is Joycraft

I hope you can find time to enter our challenge just remember the theme this month is Layer it Up

Have a lovely week 

Love and hugs Carole x



Saturday, 22 May 2021

Miranda

 Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. My post this evening is to showcase the May 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 and they are now available in the Etsy Store here


For my Design Team card I used the lovely Miranda stamp I have to say I struggled with a design inspiration for this and finally decided on a Fruit and floral theme




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Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Stamp is Miranda from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Paper is some I found on Pinterest
Green card is from my box 
Wonky edge dies rectangle are MFT
Wonky edge square dies are Creative Dies from Craft Stash
Leaf die is Joycraft
Flowers are Wild Orchid crafts 
Blue Berry sprays are from The Ribbon Girl
Frosted berries are from eBay
Sentiment stamp is Lili of the Valley stamped with Green Metallic ink
Small metal flowers are Brads with the legs trimmed I bought them from Michaels in Florida years ago in my scrapbook days



I hope you can find time to take a look at the new release stamps . Have a good weekend and stay safe. 

Love and hugs Carole x





 

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Christmas Robins

 Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our May 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 project  I used a lovely Stamp called Christmas Robins it worked really well with some new Slimline dies I bought recently .




The Inside



Card Recipe


Slimline card made with kraft card
Stamp is Christmas Robins from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
12x12 Papers are Paper Addicts Yuletide Wishes from The Works
twine is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon specials now closed
Rusty bells are from Live ans  Love Crafts now closed I still miss this shop 
Star shapes are cut from a Christmas tree die from Printable Heaven
Slimline Postage edge die and the stitched edge dies are from eBay

 
I enjoyed making this slimline card for a change but not sure it will ever be my favourite shape but it worked so well with this stamp.

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

Have a great week and stay safe Love and  hugs Carole x



Monday, 10 May 2021

Whitby Abbey

 Good afternoon everyone. My card today is one I made recently for my cousin Gordons birthday which is today.  I spoke to him a while ago and  know he received it and was very pleased with it. Now I know he has received it I can now safely share it with you.




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Whitby Abbey stamp from Crafty Individuals stamped with Memento Paris Blue ink it is still available but I have had it a very long time .
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Blue card is Ross Papercraft 
Papers are Crafters Companion Just for Men pad
I used one of the papers to stamp the image onto not done this before but quite liked how it looked 
Square stitched dies
Banner die is MFT 
Happy Birthday die is Press cut
Twine is Brenda's lace and  ribbon specials and Minions of Craft
Nautical button is from Whitby Crafts a long time ago
Card Candi is from Craftwork Cards now closed

 I hope everyone is doing Ok and having  a  good week 
Keep crafting Love and hugs Carole x






Monday, 3 May 2021

A Cuddle Makes it All Better

 Good evening  everyone before I start my Get Creative challenge blog I want to explain my card, some of you may remember this card as I made it a while ago I would not normally use a card I had made before but needs must . My trusty Canon printer broke a week gone Friday tried to get it fixed but looked like repair was more than the cost of a new one as Canon were the only people who had the software to mend it. So I ordered a new one the next day from John Lewis it came last Monday started setting it up and at step 3 up comes an error code tried all the usual things still couldn't sort it. I then rang JL tech support who also could not fix it so asked me to send it back and they would send a replacement. They told me to contact Hermes to collect and book a slot which I did only to find I needed to print a label but no printer !! Thankfully when Hermes driver came they were able to take it only thanks to a very helpful delivery man . My replacement Canon printer has now arrived and with a few hiccups and some frustration its now set up and working printing my 300 gsm card fine. This is a bit longwinded but does explain why my card is not a new design/


 The theme for this months   Get Creative challenge is Anything Goes. We also have three great sponsors for the May Challenge


All Dressed up Stamps


Colour of Love


Goha Stamps


For my Design team card I used a stamp from All Dressed up Stamps A Cuddle makes it all Better 





Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Image is All Dressed Up Stamps A Cuddle Makes it All Better painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Brown spot paper is Lili of the Valley
Blue paper is Maja Design Summer Basics from Live and  Love Crafts
Dies Marianne Flower Leaf and Circle die and La La Land Heart Banner I used the heart centres to decorate 
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Small sentiment wrap is made with a Lili of the Valley Greetings Postage Sentiment stamp
Brown pearl string I've had ages I think it came from The Hobby House when they went to GNPE
Sewing Machine and  White Topstitch thread


Well I hope you can take a look at this new Blog challenge we have some great sponsors. 
 Keep crafting. Love and Hugs Carole x







Saturday, 1 May 2021

Tango

 Good evening everyone today sees the launch of or new May blog challenge at Sheepski Designs for theme for this month is Dance Floral

For my Design Team card I used a fab stamp called Tango




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7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Sheepski Designs Tango painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Papers are Maja Design Celebration Charleston from Crafteezee
Black velvet card Jelly Bean crafts
Sentiments are from the paper cut with MFT banner die
Stitched square dies
Dies are LDRS gilded oval from Dies to Die for
Black and  Silver gems are from Brenda's lace and  ribbon specials
Black flower is Wild Orchid Crafts
Red silk flowers are from Boyes Stores

I hope you can find time to enter our challenge just remember the theme Dance Floral 

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend 

Love and hugs Carole x









Thursday, 22 April 2021

Birthday Girl

 Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. My post this evening 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 and they are now available in the Etsy Store here



For my Design Team card I used the lovely Birthday Girl image.





Close up


Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps Birthday Girl painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Lavender, blue and yellow card are Pion Design
Antique Lace card from Lime Tree Crafts embossed with a Creative Expressions Dots embossing folder
Oval scalloped edge die
Square stitched dies
Balloon die I have had ages its a magazine freebie
Twine is from Walmart in Florida
Happy Birthday die is Presscut
Small paper stars around the stamp 
Pearl bows from Brenda's lace and ribbon specials now closed 


I hope you can find time to take a look at the new release stamps . Have a good week and stay safe. 

Love and hugs Carole x