Friday 28 March 2014

Easter Chicks

Good morning to all my lovely Friends and Followers I  hope you have had a good week I've been very busy catching up on some jobs after being away but also lots of appointments to attend and a funeral.
Anyway enough of that first I wanted to post a couple of photos I took while out walking last week
hope you enjoy them the  weather was certainly nicer than it is today

Bakewell River, Bridge and  Ducks
Walking down into Hartington
The card I'm posting today is another Easter card made using Easter Sweeties from LOTV this stamp is so cute I love those little chicks they made me smile even when I was painting them.


Card Recipe

6x6 card Craftwork Cards
LOTV stamp Easter Sweeties painted with distress inks
Papers from a magazine
Organza flower ribbon from my stash
Flowers WOC and  My local store Boyes
Card Bazzil and Tim Holtz
Gems from my stash
Sentiment half of a freebie sentiment from Netty's Cards See my sidebar.
I also want to tell you all I got Top 3 in Crafty Sentiments Designs with my Easter Card I posted earlier in the week so pleased about that. Also want to say well done to my follower Rebecca who won daily candy over at LOTV .
One of my other followers Debra was in hospital on Wednesday so sending you Love and Hugs hope you are better very soon
I hope that you all have  good weekend looks like the weather is going to be good so I've got plants to put in the garden so that's my Sunday filled up.
I'm entering this into A Creative Romance Challenge Spring Flowers



Sunday 23 March 2014

Easter Card

Good morning to all my friends and followers. I didn't  post any thing last week as I was away on holiday walking in the  Peak District. We had a great week weather was good except for Tuesday when it poured so did some retail therapy instead of walking. The cottage we stayed at in Monyash has no WiFi so I'm way behind on comments so will get up to date with all your posts during the week. I can see you have all been busy creating beautiful things.

My card this morning is an Easter card that I made before I went away. I used the LOTV Summer Church and their new papers Baskets and Bunnies its a really lovely paper pad gorgeous colours.


Card Recipe

6x6 card Craftwork Cards
Papers Baskets and  Bunnies LOTV
Stamp LOTV Summer Church painted with Distress Inks
Spellbinder die
Doily WOC
Flowers Hobby Craft and small daffodils my local store Boyes
Lambs,twine and lace from a Making Memories trims kit I won last year from Jacque's Sweet Stuff Sunday
Heart button Whitby Crafts
Blue card Tim Holtz
Cloud cut by hand and inked on edges
Sentiment computer generated
Hope you enjoy my card and are having a good weekend the weather is certainly a  lot nicer. I'm going now to sort the washing out put the case away and catch up on post and  jobs well seen holiday over.
I'll be back later in the week with another card and will post a couple of photos I took while out walking.
Before I go I have been having problems with Anonymous comments so  have limited my comments to Google accounts only for the time being. If this causes any issues for anyone please email me at and I will change my access to allow you to comment


Saturday 15 March 2014


Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers. First I want to tell you about my really lucky week . Firstly I won some Candy in one of my followers Mags Birthday Candy. Secondly I won second winner in Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog with my Love card I have won some Digi stamps .Then yesterday I found out I had won the Wednesday candy at LOTV. !! Its just amazing I think I might buy a lottery ticket tonight although I think four in a row is pushing it a bit !!

Now about my card I made this Flowersoft card at my Craft Group on Thursday and added some flowers and a sentiment when I got home Its ages since I used Flowersoft and I am still not certain its for me but this card looks quite nice and felt it suited a New home Card Just need someone to move house now.


Card Recipe

Blank 6x6 scalloped card Craftwork Cards
Image and Flowersoft Sweet Pea from my Craft Group
Card and  papers Craft Group
Lace and  ribbon from my stash
Flowers WOC and my stash
Sentiment LOTV
Glass butterfly from a gift shop in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh
Not my normal type of card but quite enjoyed making it.
Hope that you all enjoy a great weekend and that the weather stays nice. I'm now just waiting for the postie to arrive with my goodies such a lucky girl .


Wednesday 12 March 2014

Things with Wings

Hello to all my fantastic friends and followers I have something a bit different today. In January I was a spotlight winner in the Crafting by Designs Birthday Card Challenge.  The lovely Doris from Crafting by Designs contacted me and asked if I'd be a guest designer for the launch of their Things with Wings Challenge on the 12th March 2014 Its launched at midnight on the 12th EST USA time .

This is the card I've made it took me a while to decide on the design although I selected my stamp fairly quickly as it was one I had jut purchased in the  LOTV sale.


Card Recipe

Blank 6x6 and  shaped flower cards Craftwork Cards
Stamp Lili of  the Valley Bumble Bee Fairy and  I've painted her with Ranger Distress Inks
Spellbinder Die Floral oval
Papers from my stash
Yellow and  Blue Card Tim Holtz
Lace from Dainty Crafts Washington
Ribbon from stash
Flowers Wild Orchid Craft and  my local craft store Boyes
Viva pearl pen ivory
Sentiment computer generated
Butterflies Martha Stewart punch
Glamour Dust on Fairy Wings
Pearl heart slider from WOC
You're Lovely sentiment Lili of the Valley Pretty Grungy sentiments Good Times
Sewing machine and  white topstitch thread
 Bumble Bee Charm craft shop in Whitby

Links for most of these suppliers can be found on my sidebar


 My proud Guest Designer Badge

I hope you enjoy this card and I want to thank Doris for asking me to make a card as A Guest Designer what an honour.
I hope you all are having a great week and enjoying this gorgeous weather we are having .
Thank you all for the great comments you have left recently I really do appreciate the time you take to comment on my Blog posts Hugs Carole x
 I'm entering this in Wild Orchid Challenges Wings and Things  Deep Ocean Challenge Lace and Pearls



Sunday 9 March 2014

Ruby Wedding

Good morning to all my friends and followers. Today's post is a commission. My friend Margaret asked me to make a Ruby Wedding card for her to take to Ireland on Wednesday she is going for the celebrations for her cousins Ruby Wedding on the 17th .

I decided to use a LOTV stamp filigree heart its embossed with cranberry embossing powder and  lightly painted with Copic and  Pro marker pens. I've done this a few times in gold for golden wedding cards but this is the first time I've added colour to the image.


This is the box for the card

Card Recipe

Blank 8x8 card Craftwork cards
Burgundy Card Ross paper craft show
Embossed card from craft show
White card Tim Holtz core donations
Stamp LOTV Filigree heart embossed with cranberry embossing powder
Painted with Copic and  Promarker pens
Spellbinder die
Tattered Lace die cuts Rose corner from eBay
Memory Box bow and heart die
Flowers WOC
Pearl trim, love charm and  ribbon from my stash
Heart punch to make computer generated sentiment
8x8 box from Stella Crafts
Sewing machine white top stitch thread
My friend is coming over to collect the card this afternoon so I hoping she likes it.
I hope you are all enjoying a great weekend we are busy changing over our Fridge/freezer in the garage so lots of defrosting and storing in our other small chest freezer. It will be worth it though as it has been playing up for a while . So not a very exciting weekend. I will do some crafting this afternoon as hubby will be watching his football team on the telly.

I'm entering this in LOTV monthly challenge Crafty Bingo Top Line Ribbon Pearls Flowers and Crafting by Designs Monthly Challenge Anything Goes




Friday 7 March 2014

Beside the Seaside

Good morning to  all my lovely friends and  followers. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments you have all made on my last post they are lovely. Also today I want to welcome my latest blog follower Natalia so glad you have started to follow my blog and  I hope you enjoy my posts. I know Natalia's work its fab as she is one of my Buddies on the docrafts blog.

We just came back yesterday from a couple of days in Whitby stayed at a lovely place called The Marine on the harbour and  this is a photo I took yesterday morning from our small balcony what a view we just wished it was warmer to sit out with a glass of wine. Never mind the reason we went was for the Jazz night and we had a great evening. I'm sure this will be added to our return list for the future.

My card today is one I made a few weeks ago at my craft group. We had planned to do encaustic art that day but it was cancelled so we made things from the stash in the Craft Group cupboard. I selected this decoupage image and  some matching papers and  made this man card. I only realised when I got home that the image is actually St Mary's Lighthouse at Whitley Bay not far from me and a place I visited a lot as a child searching for winkles with my Dad very happy days!!
I think its turned out Ok as men cards go never my favourites.

Card Recipe

Blank 5x7 card Craft Group
Papers from my Craft Group
Grey Metallic thread DMC from Craft Group
Card from my craft bag think Ross paper craft show
Small round Sentiment LOTV calendars
Happy Birthday sentiment Pink Gem Designs
Buttons free in a magazine
Twine from my stash
Ships wheel charm Whitby Crafts
I hope you enjoy these seaside images today and that you all have a great weekend. Hopefully I will be back over the weekend with a Ruby Wedding card commission I am just finishing .



Saturday 1 March 2014

We have a Winner and a Prize card

Good morning to all my friends and  followers I have just had the draw for the winner of my Birthday blog candy supervised by my husband to ensure fair play. We even sounded a fanfare as he drew the  number. The lucky winner is 

Number one Debra Kenworthy

Debra if you e-mail me with your address I'll get the goodies in the post to you. Thank you to all my followers who joined in I was a little disappointed with the response but the people who matter to me all joined in and you are all my winners for the constant support you give to my blog and my cards.

Now for my post today still in prize mode this is  a card made with a stamp I won just before Christmas on Jacques Sweet Stuff Sunday blog. Its a Whimsy stamp called Friendship is the Greatest Gift a gorgeous title. I've made it into a winter birthday card so hope you all like it.


Card Recipe

Blank Card Craftwork cards
Papers a free Docrafts pad from a magazine
Stamp Whimsy stamps painted with distress inks
Red lace from the Quilt show at the  NEC Birmingham its French lace and  lovely
Banner die La La Land
Heart sentiment made with heart punch and a sentiment stamp not sure of the make may have been a freebie from a magazine
Flowers all Wild Orchid Craft
Card Tim Holtz and Red card from my stash
Glamour dust on image
Enjoy your weekend and enjoy this great weather we seem to be having. We are going to Northallerton later I'm going to the Art Shop to invest in a decent watercolour paint brush and  might go in the craft shop as well. Can a duck swim !!