Sunday, 15 July 2018

Butterfly Wings

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 July Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Butterfly Wings 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 Butterfly Wings from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Fika Soders Hojder
Heart border is from a Pion Border sheet My Precious Daughter I bought both of these when Live and  Love Crafts was closing and I still miss that shop.
Spellbinder Squares and  Fleur De Lis dies
Lace and  Lace Butterflies are from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon specials Facebook shop
Sentiment is from a Crafters Companion set
Purple flower Cabochon I think was from Michael's in Florida but not certain

Well I hope you can take a look at our challenge and  maybe enter i know a lot of you picked up the freebie from Kit and  Clowder so this would be a good chance to use it . 
Sadly I'm running behind again with comments but my husbands hospital treatment is taking up a lot of my time at the moment. I'm just about keeping my head above water at present with my Design Team crafting
Hope you have all had a great weekend. Love Carole x .
 


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Sweet Sugar

Good morning to all my friends and  followers its Wednesday and  the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for all our challenges in July is Anything Goes .
Our sponsor this week is


Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images


The team were given an image called Creepy/Sweet Sugar to use I used the sweet one for this card




Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Sweet Sugar from Oddball Art painted with Copic Pens
Black gloss card and  Heart Embossed card are both from Jelly Bean crafts
Stitched heart die from eBay
Black crisp ribbon from Whitby Crafts
Black ribbon Boyes Stores
Sparkly hearts my box
With love sentiment is a Spellbinder die
Black hearts I cut from a heart corner die I have

I decided to use Copic pens for a change as I wanted to use a very white card and  unfortunately most of the good quality watercolour stamping card is always off white.
Well l hope you can enter the challenge this week its so easy with Anything Goes.
Enjoy the football semi final  this evening everyone lets hope they make it to the final. We've been invited to our friends to watch it on their new 55 inch telly now that's a big screen. Enjoy your week .   Love and  hugs Carole x






Sunday, 8 July 2018

Summertime and The Living is Easy

Good afternoon to all my friends and followers my post today is to alert you to a great give away by All Dressed Up Stamps on Kit and Clowder. Some of you may be aware that Kit and Clowder have 20 days of giveaways to celebrate reaching 20,000 followers that's a lot of followers.
Our giveaway is to celebrate Day 8 is Summertime and  here it is.


If you want a copy of this stamp this is the link to the Kit and Clowder Giveaway Event page there are also lots of other great giveaways if you've not been on the page already'

For the event the Design Team have been making cards using this stamp and  this is mine..



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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Stamp is Summertime from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour Grandma's old Porcelain
Blue card isTim Holtz
Stitched square dies
Frame die I bought on ebay
Border die is Memory Box Summer border
Butterfies are from a Dutch Doobadoo Paper Art sheet
The small butterflies I cut from a butterfly corner die I have
Pearl string from The Hobby House
Sentiment I made on the computer
Viva pearl pen

I hope you can all pop over and  grab this great freebie. There will be more of our Design Teams inspiration on the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook page and  Kit and  Clowder over the next couple of days. There are some fabulous designs. There are a lot of gorgeous beach scenes and I agree it does scream beach so to put a different slant on it I used mine to make a Summer garden scene . Its just right now though given the fabulous weather we are all enjoying in the UK.

Have a great day everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x



Wednesday, 4 July 2018

I Love Camping

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers it's Wednesday and  the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs. Our theme for all of our July challenges is Anything Goes.

Our sponsors this week are

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

and 

Scrap N' Dipity:

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images


We got a lovely set from The Paper Shelter for all the team to use. I would have normally gone for the digital stamp but I really liked the colours on the pre- coloured topper and  matching papers so for a change no colouring this time..





Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Paper and Topper I love Camping from The Paper Shelter
Card is Tim Holtz 
Die is from eBay
Happy Camper Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons it was perfect with this design
Sun die
Card Candi Craftwork Cards
The plastic flower I found in my box but its a perfect match for those flowers on the paper I thinkit came attached to a clothing tag 

Well I hope you can enter the challenge its so easy with Anything Goes. I've been enjoying this lovely weather and spending lots of time in the garden I spent a lot of time this year getting it right and now sitting back and enjoying my efforts usually with a nice glass of G&T perfect. . Enjoy the rest of the week everyone I'm hoping this glorious weather lasts all Summer. Love and Hugs Carole x

 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Christmas Tag Wall Hanging

Good Morning everyone its Wednesday so the launch of our new weekly challenge over at  Crafting by Designs and  its our very popular Get ready for Christmas Challenge.
Our sponsor this week is

Prize - $15 gift certificate

For my Design Team project I decided to use a lovely stamp set called Christmas Tags and made a Christmas Wall Hanging.



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Wall Hanging Recipe

Stamps are Christmas Tags from Sprinkle N  Sparkle and  painted with  Copic pens
Pale blue background card is Kanban Merry Mistletoe from Whitby Crafts
Silver Mirra card
Spellbinder circle and  scalloped circle dies
Snowflake die is Marianne
Silver Ribbon is Tim Holtz
Sparkle gems are from Jelly Bean Crafts
Grey Viva pearl pen on the small snowflakes

Well I hope you can enter our challenge this time as I know a lot of you have already started Christmas cards and  projects.

Finally I'm sharing a few photos of Miles it was his 3rd Birthday on Sunday he had a really lovely party...






Enjoy the rest of the week everyone especially the gorgeous weather Love and  hugs Carole x



Friday, 22 June 2018

Sight Seeing In Paris



Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a great week..My post today 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 

For my New release Design Team card this month I used the lovely Sightseeing In Paris




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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Sight Seeing In Paris from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Pion Design Paris Flea Market from Live and  Love Crafts now closed
Ivory card
Square Stitched Dies
Postcard die
Heart banner die is Penny black
Audrey Hepburn Paris sentiment 
Other sentiments are from a Tim Holtz Ideology Clippings pad
Lace is from Whitby Crafts ages ago

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






Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Floral - Cornflowers

Good morning everyone its Wednesday again and  the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs The theme for this weeks challenge is  Floral.

We have a great sponsor

Prize - $10 gift certificate to store

For my Design Team card I decided on a lovely set called  Cornflowers 




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Card Recipe

6x6 Scalloped Edge Cream card Craftwork Cards
Stamp is Cornflowers from Fred She Said painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from a Pinterest Download
Blue card is Ross Papercraft
Stitched Frame die from eBay
Trim was from a gift shop in Whitby
Twine is Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop
Upright sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley sadly they are no longer available nor do they have a digi version
Memento Paris Blue ink pad
Blue Pearls my box

Well I hope you can join in with us this is a lovely theme its ages since I did just flowers and  also used a scalloped card.I loved painting the flowers. Enjoy the rest of  the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x







Friday, 15 June 2018

Love Is

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 June Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Love is 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 Love is by All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Cream card my box
Papers are Maja Designs Celebration You're Invited
Stitched heart dies from eBay
White Flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts a Christmas gift from a friend
Wooden Love sentiment painted with Acrylic paint is from Dunelm
Trim I think came from Whitby Crafts but I'm not certain.
Ivory pearl hearts are Jelly Bean Crafts

Well I hope you can all take a look at the challenge this time and  maybe join us we would love to see you. Have a great weekend everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Paper Piecing -Winnie Balloon Days

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers as its Wednesday then the launch of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this week is Paper piecing. I think this might be popular as I've seen a lot of  paper piecing around in Blogland and social media recently.
We have a great sponsor

Prize - voucher for 3 digi images



For our Design team projects the Design Team were given an image for us all to work with called Winnie Balloon Days.



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Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
 Stamp is Winnie Balloon Days painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils and  paper pieced
Papers are Maja Design Sofiera The Magnificent Flower Street and  Strolling Down the Rose Path
Oval die was an eBay find
I made two extra paper pieced balloons and twine is Docrafts
Heart die is Joycrafts
White wooden heart button is from Whitby Crafts
The What a Lovely Day sentiment strip is the border from the papers

Well I hope you can play along this week we love seeing what you make. I need to apologize I have been a very bad blogger these last few weeks but I'm finally catching up again with my Design Team work and  hoping I can get back to commenting.  I always hate when I cannot make time to visit all your lovely blogs to see the amazing things you all make. Enjoy the rest of hte week Love and  hugs Caorle x

I'm entering this into Digi Choosday Challenge

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Happy 40th Birthday Martin

Good evening to you all. As I said in my earlier post today is my Son Martin's 40th birthday What happened to those 40 years just seems like yesterday when he was born..

This is the card and  box I made to give him I used a Mini car stamp from Docrafts I have had for ages but it seemed quite appropriate as his first car was a very old pale blue Mni I 'm not quite sure I got the rusty bits right.!! I know I worried myself sick when he drove to Manchester in it when he was at Manchester University..



The Box


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The Birthday Boy



Card and  Box Recipe

8x8 Blank Card
Blue Card is Ross Papercraft
Stamp is Docrafts painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Checked paper is Maja Design
Stitched square dies 
Banner die is La La Land
Sentiment and  letters are Tim Holtz
Square sentiment I made on the computer
Large Banner die from eBay
The dot die is MFT Die' namics
Metal cogs from Michael's in Florida
8x8 Black box from Ann /Marie designs at Harrogate show

I hope you enjoy the rest of the week. Martin is having a birthday celebration on Saturday Love and  hugs Carole x





Golden Bell

Good morning everyone its that Wednesday again so the launch of a new Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafting by Designs  This is always such a popular challenge with everyone.

We have another great sponsor for this month

Prize - winner choice of 1 set of digi images

If you are not familiar with this company then its worth taking a look as well as some great designs to purchase they also have a huge choice of freebie designs..

For my Design Team card I decided on a Christmas stamp called Golden Bell which I loved colouring. I'm really trying this year to get ahead making Christmas cards when I can..





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Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Golden Bell from Beccy's Place painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Gold Mirra card Jelly Bean Crafts
Holly paper is from a Lili of the Valley pad Classic Christmas no longer available but you can now get a digital version 
Spellbinder circle die
Frame die was from eBay
Christmas Bell die is Joycraft from Crafts U Love
Holly leaves are also Joycraft from Crafteezee
Green Holly leaves are Wild Orchid Crafts
Red Berries my stash
Christmas tag stamps are Lili of the Valley not sure if they do a Digi version 

Well I hope you can find time to enter this monthly challenge we love seeing your creations. 

Today is quite a special day as its my Son's 40th Birthday so I will be back later with the card I made.for him Enjoy your day everyone Love and  hugs Carole x











Sunday, 3 June 2018

Paper Pieced Christmas Trees

Happy Sunday everyone I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and  have some nice things planned .Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made recently at the craft group I go to it was led by my craft friend Carol and we did these delightful Christmas paper pieced cards I was very taken by the design and loved doing them even though these are very CAS for me.








Card Recipe

5x7 Blank White and Kraft Cards
Maroon card is Ross Paper Craft show
Gold mirra card from Craft Group 
Papers are Kaisercraft on second card and  other papers from Craft Group
The stamp is from Woodware
Small Wooden heart painted with Forest Green Distress Ink 

Enjoy your day everyone and  I hope you enjoy these CAS card designs something a bit different.I'm doing some craft catch up today as I'm running a bit behind . Not so bad as its a dull miserable day here . Love and  hugs Carole x