Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Marilyn

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the start of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme is Inspired by a Movie.

We have a new sponsor this month for our challenge

Ike's Art     
Prize - $20 gift certificate

For my Design team card I used an image of Marilyn Monroe a fabulous stamp if there are still some of her fans out there



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Card Recipe

Stamp is Marilyn form Ike's Art painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Star card and layers I made using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil 
Papers ar Maja Design Celebration you're invited from The Mad Scrapper
Star circle die
Marilyn /Monroe quote I got from Pinterest
Beautiful sentiment is from a Tim Holtz book of clippings
Small flowers The Ribbon Girl
Sparkle gems Jelly Bean Crafts
Glamour Dust on her dress and  earrings.
Hickory Smoke Distress ink

Well I hope you are inspired by this iconic lady to join in our challenge . Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x




Friday, 15 February 2019

Oriental Girl

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 February Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called Oriental Girl  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 
Stamp is all Dressed Up Stamps Oriental Girl painted with Derwent Intense Pencils
Black glitter card my box was a gift from my craft friend Carol
The Oriental Umbrella paper I found on Pinterest . Although I have loads of papers and  pads none seemed to fit as I wanted these rich colours
Black paper flowers from a pack I bought in HobbyCraft ages ago.
White flower is Wild Orchid Crafts
Red stamens my box
Love sentiment I also found on Pinterest whilst looking for the paper.
Dies are Spellbinder Floral Oval still one of my all time favourite dies
Butterflies are made with a Martha Stewart punch I bought in Michael's in Florida many years ago but I love the size and simplicity of it.
Red pearl string my box

 I hope you can find time to enter the challenge this month have a great evening and weekend everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 13 February 2019

To Have And To Hold

Good morning to all my friends and  followers its that Wednesday again it certainly comes around quickly these days so the launch of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs.
As its Valentines Day tomorrow our them just had to be Love .

We have a perfect sponsor for this theme as they have some perfect stamps for all romantic occasions .

Prize - choice of 2 digi images from shop

For my Love theme Design team card i used the lovely stamp To Have and To Hold





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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps To Have and To hold painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Lattice and Heart Embossing folder
Antique Lace Pearl card is from Lime Tree Crafts
Pink vellum was from Michael's in Florida
Flower die and  heart corner dies are both from ebay.
Wooden Love sentiment painted with Apple Barrel Dolphin Grey Acrylic Paint from Walmart in Florida
Pearl string The Hobby House
Sentiment is from A Lili of the Valley stamp set I don't think its still available
Grey pearl hearts are from Jelly Bean Crafts
Some Wink of Stella on her dress and  flowers 





Well I hope you find time to enter our challenge I've seen a number of Valentines cards around .Love and  hugs Carole x

Important Note Please Read


Before I go just wanted to let you know that for a number of years I have had my blog linked to Google +. Google+ is closing at the beginning of April but they have started to remove things recently in preparation. Some may have noticed that I have lost all the Google +related things on my blog including all my Google+ followers. If you only followed me on Google +and still want to continue to follow my blog and craft work then you need to follow me on Blogger. I'm not sure if I will have other things removed as the months go by, but I will keep you informed. If you do happen to see my Google +account you can no longer follow me or make comments. Thanks to everyone who followed me on Google + Hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Watering Can Tulips

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the start of our new monthly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme is Anything Goes.

We have a new sponsor this month for our challenge


Prize - $10 gift certificate to shop

 Imagine That digistamp is a 'family-friendly' shop that caters to card-makers and scrapbookers alike!   All stamp sets that include an outline for you to color also include a digitally pre-colored version for quick & easy crafting.  We also offer many digital paper packs, kits/bundles, Word Art, Alphabets, Chalkboard Art, and free Blogwear.  

We also invite you to join in our Year-Round Challenge.... simply link up any time using Imagine That Digistamps and you could win FREE DIGIS!!  See all the deets on our blog.




For my Design Team card I used one of the images the team selected called watering Can Tulips



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Card Recipe

Card made using a Go Kreate die square frame Frilly die set 10
Watering Can and Tulips Stamp is from Imagine That Digi Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from a pad I got as a Christmas gift from a friend its Natures Blue from Craft Sensations by Grafix its a lovely pad.
Lace I bought recently in The Ribbon Girl closing down sale
Flowers are Boyes Stores and  Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment stamp is a Lili of the Valley stamp set nor sure if its still available
Purple hearts my box
Dusty Concord Distress Ink on the edges

I hope you can find time to enter our challenge which runs till the 25th February so plenty of time to make something Enjoy the rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x





Friday, 1 February 2019

40th Birthday Looking Gorgeous

Good morning to all my friends and  followers on this very snowy morning here in the UK.  Today I'm sharing a commission card I did recently for one of my friends daughters 40th Birthday. Her birthday was on Wednesday so I'm fine to share it with you all now.

I hope you like it I used a favourite Prosecco Time stamp from LDRS All Dressed up Stamps set.


The Card




The Matching Box



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Card and Box Recipe

8x8 Blank Card
Stamp is Little Darlings Rubber Stamp All Dressed Up Stamp Prosecco time form Dies to Die for Painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Sofiera Down the Rose Path
Die is LDRS Gilded Oval Set
Heart Stitched dies
Dots embossing folder 
Pearl Trim is from The Hobby House
Memory Box Luxe Poinsettia dies
Organza flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts 
Pale Pink Roses The Ribbon Girl (so sad they are closing )
Lace corners and  tiny pearl roses are from Brenda;s Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop now closed
Looking Gorgeous sentiment is from another LDRS All Dressed Up set called Looking Gorgeous
Other sentiments I made on the computer 
8x8 Box is from Mad Hatter Crafts at Ross Papercraft show 

Hope you enjoy my card I know my friend was delighted with it Have a great weekend everyone Love and  hugs Carole x








Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Jack

Good morning to all my friends and  followers its Wednesday again so the start of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme for this weeks challenge is Animals.

Our sponsor this week is

Prize - choice of 3 digi images


For my Design Team card I've used a lovely Christmas Doggie image called Jack and  made my first Christmas card of 2019. If you are not familiar with SheepSki Designs its worth a look at the web page they have some very different stamps 





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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Jack from Sheepski designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Kraft card is Crafters Comapnion
Paapers are Dovecraft Little Red Robin 
Wonky stitched dies are Creative Dies from Craft Stash
Hessian star my box
Dovecraft buttons from the Little Red Robin collection
Paw buttons are from Crafty Ribbons
Wooden Merry Christmas from Hobbycraft
Small stars are from a star Christmas tree die I have from Printable Heaven.
Snow is made with Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff from Craft Stash


I hope you have time to enter this weeks challenge Have a great rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x 

I'm entering this into SheepSki Designs Challenge Old and New my new is the hessian Star and  the old the paw buttons I've had for ages great with this little doggie 




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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

White on White

Good morning to all my friends and followers its Wednesday so the launch of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs . Our them for this weeks challenge is Layers.

Our sponsor for this week is


Prize - $10 gift certificate to store


For my Design team card I used a sentiment stamp set called Butterfly Dreams to make this White on White card.




Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Smooth White card from Ross Papercraft
The embossed card was the front of a 7x7 blank embossed pack of cards I bought ages ago but I liked the swirl pattern so used the front of one for my card
Sentiment is from a sentiment set called Butterfly Dreams from Fred She Said
Seed bead trim I bought in Hobby Lobby in Florida
Scalloped oval die to cut the aperture.
Die cut corners are a Frames and  Corners Joycraft die
Leaves are also a Joycraft die Vintage Flourishes
Nasturtium flower die I got from eBay
White pearl flowers are The Hobby House and  I bought these a while ago from Whitby Crafts sadly she has very little paper crafting things in her shop now but sells a lot of gorgeous quilting stuff if you are a fan of that .



Well I hope you can find time to take a look at the challenge blog as we have some new designers this year making some fab cards. I also hope you can enter the challenge as well. Enjoy the rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x

I've entered this in the World Wide Design Team Challenge Anything Goes







Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Tulip Frame

Good morning everyone its Wednesday so the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs. Our theme for this weeks challenge is Corners, Borders, and  Frames.

Our sponsor this week is



- 3 digi images


For my Design team card I used a lovely stamp called Tulip Frame which I really enjoyed painting




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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Tulip Frame from Eureka Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Blue and  Maroon card both from Ross Prapercraft 
Green paper was from a magazine freebie.I think its Craftwork Cards
Stitched square dies 
Scalloped frame is from eBay
Dots embossing folder
Green metal flowers are brads with the legs cut off originally from Michael's in Florida
Twine is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon specials now closed and  my box
Happy birthday die came free in a magazine

I hope everyone is having a great week and can find time to enter our challenge this week. Love and  hugs Carole x






Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Little Flower Fairy

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 January Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called Little Flower Fairy 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

The card shape is made with my  new Go Kreate square frame frilly die 10 that I got for Christmas
Papers are Maja Designs Celebration -Congratulations
Stamp is Little Flower Fairy from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Stripped Nasturtium Flower die I used the solid die to make these flowers then inked the edges with Broken China distress ink The stamens I cut from a lavender sprig I had in my flower box.
Sentiments are Lili of the Valley sentiment tags
The small organza bow is from my box

I hope you can find tome to enter the challenge this month have a great evening and week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x


Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Birthday Cake

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday and  the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs Our theme for this week is Food and  Drink

Our sponsor for our challenge this week is








Prize - 2 digi images


For my Design Team card I used a pretty image called Birthday Cake






Card Recipe

5x7 Blank card
Stamp is Birthday Cake from Dr Digi and  I paper pieced it.using some scraps of Maja Design
 papers Sofiero The Magnificent Flowerstreet and  Strolling Down the Rose Path
Embossed Rose background card is from Jelly Bean crafts
Frame die is from eBay
Stamps are Lili of the Valley Everyday Grungy Messages and The Eat Cake is a Whimsy stamp from the Birthday Letter Seals set I've had this a long time and  not sure if its still available. 
Edges inked with Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Pearl stars my box.
Glamour dust on the icing on the cake
Pink Viva pearl pen to make the background dots.

Well I hope that everyone has recovered from the Christmas and  New Year break and are back crafting. I also hope you can find time on one of these chilly January days to make something and  enter our challenge. Have a great week Love and  hugs Carole x


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Wish Upon a Star

Good morning and a very Happy New Year 2019 to all my lovely friends and  followers its the first Wednesday of 2019 so the launch of our first 2019 challenge over at Crafting by Designs Our theme for this week is .Anything Goes

We have a new sponsor for our challenge this week.



Prize - 2 digi images

For my Design Team card I used a stamp called Wish Upon a Star




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Card Recipe
7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Wish Upon a Star from Hettie Clare painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paper is from a pad I got as a Christmas gift from a friend its Natures Blue from Craft Sensations by Grafix its a lovely pad.
Pink card is Tim Holtz
Circle and  Scalloped circle dies are Spellbinder
Star and  Cloud dies are all Memory box
Lace and  blue crisp ribbon are from my box
Pink Pearl string from Ross Paper craft show
Pink Rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp set not sure if it is still available.
Clear Wink of Stella 

Well I hope that everyone has had a great Christmas and New Year and are ready to start your 2019 crafting. Hope you can enter the challenge we love everything that is entered. Enjoy your week . I'm taking Christmas decorations down today I love putting them up but  hate taking them down and  packing away.  Love Carole x








Saturday, 22 December 2018

Sharing at Christmas



Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and are having a great weekend Not many sleeps left now !!. My post this evening is to showcase the December 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 fabulous Sharing at Christmas






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Card recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp All Dressed up Stamps Sharing at Christmas painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from a Lili of the Valley Pad Winter Woods. I love the patterns on this paper pad but was slightly disappointed with the quality its quite thin at 135 gsm
Wonky stitched oval dies are  Creative dies from Craft Stash
Tree die is a Marianne die from Buddly Crafts
Green pearl trim my box
White stars are from Whitby Crafts
Green crisp ribbon my box
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley from the Simple Festive Greeting Set
Corner Rounder
Some Wink of Stella on the pompoms 

I hope you can take a look at these new stamps they are all gorgeous Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.  Love and  hugs Carole x







Saturday, 15 December 2018

Christmas Deer

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 December Design Team project  I used a lovely stamp called Christmas Deer 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

Star shape card made from a Dutch Doobadoo Stencil
Stamp is Christmas Deer from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paper is  Maja Design I wish For Frosty Mornings from The Mad Scrapper
Stitched circle die
Tree die and star border die's are both Joy Craft
Snow flake border is from a Pion border sheet papers
Maroon Wooden Reindeer's are from Hobby Craft last year
Small wooden love sentiment from eBay
Sentiment stamp was free in a magazine
Twine is from Brenda's lace and  ribbon specials now closed

I hope you can take a look at the challenge this time . Have a lovely weekend everyone Love and  hugs Carole x