Wednesday 25 June 2014

Here Comes Summer

Good morning everyone hope that you are enjoying the week so far. Today sees the launch of Crafting by Designs Challenge Here Comes Summer. The sponsor for the challenge is Robyn's Fetish Stamps

So why not pop over and have a look at the challenge and also the chance to win some of these great digi stamps.
I choose a design called Waking Up Birdie. hope you all like it.

Card Recipe

6x6 Card Craftwork Cards
Kraft card Red card and Blue paper all from my stash. I Think the paper was free in a magazine.
Image Waking Up Birdie Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps painted with Copics and  Pro markers
Spellbinder Circle and  Scalloped circle dies
Memory box Summer Border
Fence die Crafty Sentiment Designs
Small bird die Marianne
Sentiment Computer generated
Charm, buttons, ribbon and  twine from my stash

I hope you find time to check out the challenge I really enjoyed making this card .

I'm entering this into Crafty Sentiments Designs Summer , Whimsey Stamps challenge Tic Tac Toe Summer ,Die Cut, Sentiment and Live and Love Crafts Summer Garden

Sunday 22 June 2014

Coffee Break

Good morning all my lovely followers and friends. A special welcome to my new followers Melanie and Annie and my new Google + followers Gail, Annie and  Maxim. I hope you all enjoy my posts and continue to visit my blog.

My card today is quite a simple design and one I made a while ago as a sample for the ladies and  gent at my craft group to make.
Unusually for me its an image from an old die cut sheet from LOTV that I'd had for ages think I bought it at my first ever trip to GNPE. so no colouring here!!

Card Recipe

6x6 blank card Craftwork Cards
Papers from an old Docrafts  Papermania V&A pad
Brown card from my stash
Die cut image LOTV Coffee Break
Spellbinders square scalloped lace die
Martha Stewart punch doily edge
Lace from Dainty Crafts Washington
Cream flower from The Hobby House at GNPE
Brown flower and pearl from my stash
Sentiment LOTV Everyday Grunge Messages
Memento ink pad Rich Cocoa
Hope you enjoy this quite simple card .I've not had time for much new stuff as I'm still doing the wedding invites but on the last lap currently doing the inserts. I'll have a bit more time then to do some of my own crafting .I've got quite a few new crafty things not had time to play with yet . It will only be short lived as I still have the Order of Service to do only 80 not bad if you say it quickly!! I have really enjoyed making them and am sure I'll be very proud when I hand them over to Rosie and  Scott.
Hope you are all having a good weekend the weather has been great must have brought it back from Cyprus with me. I'm now going to catch up on the holiday ironing deep joy I don't think!!

Thursday 19 June 2014

Hello I'm Back From Holiday

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers this is a very quick post just to let you all know I have been on holiday in Cyprus for 10 days. I hoped to keep up to date but the hotel wifi was rubbish so  I just did lots of other things instead.
I notice I have some new followers so will welcome you all properly in my next craft post.
In the meantime thought you'd like to see these fab photos from our hotel room and the stunning terraces.
I'll start to catch up over the next few days and  looking forward to seeing all of your amazing craft
Love and Hugs Carole x

Sunday 8 June 2014

Memory Tag for Fiona "Memories Last Forever"

Good morning to all my fantastic friends and followers and a special welcome to my new follower on Google+  Kate. Thank you for following my Blog and I hope you continue to visit and enjoy my posts.

Today I'm posting a tag I made to give to my Daughter in Law Fiona last Monday in memory of her Mum Iris who sadly died unexpectedly three year ago. Those three years have gone by so fast and Fiona misses her Mum so much. This was something I wanted to make for her just to show I cared and was thinking about her.



Tag Recipe

Tag template from the internet
Papers LOTV
Timeless Victorian
Iris Digi Stamp from Pinterest and then cut out.
Painted with Promarkers and Copic pens
Background image is LOTV stamps Old Romance
Lace Dainty Crafts Washington
Pearl trim Hobby Craft
White ribbon Live and  Love Crafts
Metal Charm Dawn to Dusk Crafts with computer generated Iris name.
Cheese Cloth WOC
Organza flowers cut from Ribbon local store Boyes
 Viva pearl pen used on Cheese Cloth
Sentiment tag computer generated and cut with Spellbinders labels 18 die
I hope you are all enjoying a fantastic weekend and getting time to craft. This image is featured on Crafting By Designs  today they have a lovely post to welcome their new designers.
Thank you to all of you who commented on my Aurora Wings card the comments were fantastic you are all so kind and lovely. Love and  Hugs Carole x

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Aurora Wings Bluebell Sprite

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers. I hope you are all having a good week .If you are visiting from Crafting By Designs you are very welcome to my blog. My card today is a design post for Crafting by Designs today sees the launch of the monthly Challenge Anything Goes. My card is made using a stamp from one of our sponsors Aurora Wings . Its the first time I've used their stamps but I was impressed by the fabulous images a fantastic selection .I really struggled to decide which one to use but finally settled for Bluebell Sprite .


Card Recipe

Tim Holtz white card
Tim Holtz paper distress tool  
I hope the you get the opportunity to look at the Anything Goes Challenge  there are some great prizes and it runs for a month so lots of time to enter..
Enjoy the rest of your week and  hope you find the time to do some lovely crafting.

I'm entering this into Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Anything Goes, Papertake Weekly Challenge Anything Goes with a Summer theme and A Creative Romance Anything Goes