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




Close Up




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





Thursday, 15 April 2021

Wild About Flowers

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our April 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 project  I used a lovely Stamp called Wild About Flowers .





Close Up


Card Recipe


7x7 Blank card cut with a Go Kreate Frilly die 10
Papers are Maja Design Denim and Girls Tough But Sweet from Crafteezee cut with the same die
Stamp is Wild About Flowers from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Foliage leaf is a Joycraft die
The stitched edge flower dies I bought in a craft stash sale a while ago and not sure of the make.
Sentiment stamp is Lili of the Valley stamped with Paris Blue Memento ink
Sentiment cut with a Spellbinder die Labels 18
Small dark blue resin flowers from my box 

I hope you can find time during April 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











Thursday, 1 April 2021

Spring Lamb

 Good morning everyone I hope you are all well . My post is an exciting one as this is my first Design Team card for my new Design Team I have been asked to join Sheepski Designs and I was delighted to accept Andrea's kind invite to join the Challenge Blog team.





For my first Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Spring Lamb



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Card Recipe


Rocker card shape is made using a Spellbinder Grand Nestabilities Decorative Circles
Stamp is Sheepski Designs Spring Lamb painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Green card my box 
Yellow Card is Martha Stewart from Michaels in Florida
The daffodil paper was from some papers I was given and are not labelled
Small yellow circle is from the same die set 
Circle dies are Spellbinder
Grass die is a Joycraft die
Fence die is one I bought from a De-Stash sale not certain of the make
Sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Small lamb button was from a craft shop in Kendal indoor market a few year ago
Bakers twine my box
Peeled Paint Distress ink on the edges


Well I hope you can support my new Design Team and  join in the challenge the theme for April is Animal Magic


Have a very Happy Easter weekend everyone Love and  hugs Carole x









Monday, 22 March 2021

Dress Up

 Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. My post this evening is to showcase the March 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

Dress up 

Little Camp 

Best Mummy






For my Design Team card I used Dress Up a great fun image.



Close Up




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card'
Stamp is Dress Up painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Dinosaur paper frame I got from Pinterest 
Orange card my box
Turquoise card is Martha Stewart from Michaels in Florida
Square stitched dies
Stitched Mod Rectangle dies MFT
Ribbon slider brads are from my box 
Green ribbon docrafts
Splash die I bought from eBay
Letters are a Tonic die set
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley stamped with Broken China Distress Ink


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




Monday, 15 March 2021

Butterfly Bunny

 Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our March 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 March Design Team project  I used a lovely Stamp called Butterfly Bunny and  made an Easter card




Close Up


 Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Butterfly Bunny from all Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Square Stitched dies
Wonky edge stitched dies are MFT
Flower Border die is Memory Box
Large butterfly is made from a Martha Stewart punch I bought in Florida years ago still love it though so classic
Yellow card is from my box 
Papers are Pion Patchwork of Life My Sunday Best from Crafteezee closing down sale
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley 
Faded Jeans Distress ink on the edges
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts lemon and the blue from Dawn to Dusk crafts
Wooden bobtail bunny from Boyes Stores


I hope you can find time during March 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






 

Pretty Bouquet

 Good morning everyone my post today is to tell you about a great freebie stamp currently on offer from All Dressed Up Stamps over on Kit and Clowder called Pretty Bouquet

This is my Design Team card using this stamp to inspire you 




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Card Recipe

Card is made using Go Create Frilly 10 dies
Stamp is ADUS Pretty Bouquet painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Pion Parchment of Life
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and Boyes Stores 
Wooden love sentiment I painted with a Promarker pen to match from eBay
Some Wink of Stella on her dress and  flowers
Edges of the papers are done with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink




Well I hope you can visit Kit and  Clowder and get this great stamp Have a lovely week and stay 
safe 

Love and  hugs Carole 




Monday, 8 March 2021

Bouquet for St Patrick's Day

 Good evening  everyone my post today is my Design Team card for Get Creative Challenge The theme for this months challenge is Anything Goes.with a Twist St Patrick's Day

Our sponsors for the March challenge are

Angie’s Digital Stamps


Polkadoodles


QKR Stampede


For my design Team card I decided to used Bouquet from OKR Stampede



Close Up



Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Bouquet from OKR Stampede painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Green card is from my Box
Papers are Hunkydory  Primrose Lane
Square stitched dies
Wonky Stitched circle dies are Creative Dies
Shamrock flowers are made from a Creative Expressions Sweetheart Flowers Die
I added the stems from another flower die
The gold buckle on his hat and the diamond shapes are from a Joycraft die
Green Ric-Rac is from my box might be Crafty Ribbons
Sentiment is a one I found on Pinterest as I had no St Patrick's Day sentiments
Gold Stickles on the flower centres and his gold tie pin


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








Monday, 22 February 2021

Heart You

 Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. My post this evening is to showcase the February 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 Heart You

Close Up 



Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Heart You from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Cream card is Pion
Papers are also Pion Four Seasons of Fairies Autumn Bouquet
Square stitched dies
Lace is from my box and maybe from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials now closed
Large pre made flowers are from Michaels in Florida
Spray flower are from The Ribbon girl now closed
Small tiny cream flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Stitched Heart die
Heart and  bow dies are Memory box Precious Hearts
Sentiment is a LOTV stamp heat embossed with gold embossing powder

I hope you can find time to take a look at the new release stamps and  hope some of you managed to get Love Hearts free at Kit and Clowder.

I wanted to finish my post today and share with you the lovely Valentines card I received . Its a long time since I had a Valentine card from a young man !! So what a lovely surprise when I received this handmade card from my Grandson Miles who is 5.




The Inside



Have a great week hope you are all well stay safe. Love and hugs Carole x





Monday, 15 February 2021

Flower Fairy

 Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our February 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 Flower Fairy 



Close Up


Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Flower Fairy from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Blue card is from Ross Papercraft show
Paper is Maja Design Coffee In The Arbour Grandma's Old Porcelain Teacups from Dies to Die For
Dies are Spellbinder Grand Nestabilities Decorative Circles 
Spellbinder small Decorative Circles
Spray die is Marianne Leaf Frond/ Stem
Flower die is Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Striped Nasturtiums
Small Pink flowers for the centres are Wild Orchid Crafts I inked the yellow centres of the flower with green Distress Ink to match
Navy Cabouchon is from my box might be Printable Heaven
Sentiment Stamp is LOTV Fairy Wishes set its a stamp and no longer available 
Some clear Wink of Stella on her wings

I hope you can find time during February  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