Wednesday 30 July 2014

Jesse Moon Bugaboo Stamps

Good morning to all my friends and followers I hope you are all enjoying a great week . A special welcome today to my new follower Lucy. Thank you for following my blog Lucy you are so welcome and I hope you enjoy my posts.

Today sees the launch at Crafting by Designs of the new monthly challenge Anything Goes. We have three sponsors

Prize - winners choice of 2 digis
Prize: $20 credit to store
I chose an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Jesse Moon for my Design Team project. Its  really cute so I hope you like it.

Card Recipe

6x6 Kraft card
Bugaboo stamps Jesse Moon painted with Promarkers and Copic pens
Papers LOTV Bonnets and Bowties solids and Birds Cards Yellow Gingham
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Spellbinder circle and  scalloped circle dies
Memory box Precious stars
Clouds made from a template inked and edged with glamour dust
Wood star buttons Whitby Craft shop
Blue and yellow twine and blue hessian ribbon from my stash
Sentiments LOTV sentiment tags
I also used a cloud template to paint the background
I hope you find time to join in the challenge as there are some great prizes this month. I've just got back this week to the wedding stationery I'm making so have started the Order of Service about a 100 to make so that will keep me busy for a few days !!
I'm really enjoying this lovely weather it so nice to get up and see the sun shining every day just hope it lasts a while longer.
Enjoy the rest of the week whatever you have planned. Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my Happy Days card you are all so lovely and  kind Hugs Carole x



Saturday 26 July 2014

Happy Days

Good morning to all my fantastic friends and followers I hope you are all well and  enjoying this glorious summer weather we are having in the UK. My post today is a card I made a couple of weeks ago at the craft group I go to. We close for the summer and as it was our last meeting we had a coffee morning with scones ,jam and cream and beautiful cakes. My craft buddy Carol even made me some gluten free chocolate macaroons delicious. As we had nothing crafty planned. I took this topper that I'd got free in a magazine and made this Happy Days card.


Its a very pretty topper with stunning flowers and  I loved the colours hope you do too.
 Card Recipe
6x6 Scalloped card Craftwork cards
Papers K&Co Hydrangea Stripe Pad I got in the Candy I won in Mags Birthday Candy draw
Lace from a gift shop in Whitby
Roses and cherry blossom Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl String Hobby craft
Sentiment LOTV Pretty Grungy Good Times stamped in Forest Green ink onto the patterned paper
Flower topper free in Magazine
I hope you all have a great weekend I'm doing some shopping today but not much else planned its forecast to be a bit cooler tomorrow so might get on with some crafting my craft room has been way too hot during the day and what I've managed to do has been in the evening.
Thank you all once again for taking time to leave your lovely comments you are all wonderful and so kind. Hugs Carole xx

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Rick St Dennis Fantasie en Plume

Good morning to all my brilliant crafty friends and followers and a special welcome to my new follower Emma you are very welcome Emma and I hope you continue to visit my blog and enjoy my posts.
Today sees the launch at Crafting by Designs of the new weekly Challenge Hats. So if you've popped over from the challenge you are so welcome.

Our Sponsor this week is
The Prize for the winner is two Digi Stamps
The Hat stamp  I've chosen from Rick St Dennis is Fantasie En Plume. She's quite a scary lady but I loved colouring the image .

Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Papers from my stash
Card Tim Holtz
Stamp Rick St Dennis Fantasie En Plume painted with promarkers and  copic pens
Sentiment LOTV Pretty Grunge Sentiments
Spellbinder Die Opulent Oval
Organza flower ribbon and feathers are from Boyes Stores
Pearl trim from my stash
Lace from a gift shop at Whitby
Hat pins and the gorgeous diamante embellishment are from the Ross Paper Craft Show.
Glamour Dust on image.
I hope you enjoy this post and  maybe pop over and  join in this weeks challenge the design team have made some fabulous cards.
Enjoy the rest of the week whatever you are planning and I hope this gorgeous weather we have been having continues for a while longer.


Friday 18 July 2014

Anniversary Times to Treasure

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers I hope you have had a great week and  enjoyed the glorious weather we are having in the UK. Firstly I want to welcome two new followers Tracy and Sarah Thank you both for joining my blog and  I hope you continue to visit my blog and enjoy my posts.

My card today is the Anniversary card I've given to my husband as its our Wedding Anniversary today 44 years like my husband says he's now had several life sentences!! My card features the LOTV stamp Times to Treasure its a one I've had for ages and used a lot as I do love the matching sentiment it says it all.


Card Recipe

8x8 cards craftwork cards
Stamp LOTV Times to Treasure and Old Romance painted with Copic and  Promarker pens
Papers LOTV  Baskets and  Bunnies
Spellbinder die circle and  scalloped circle
Magnolia swirl die
Fence die Crafty Sentiments Designs
Heart punch I've had ages  Dovecraft
Charm, twine and  button from my stash
White Frantage
White topstitch thread and sewing machine
Heart sentiment made on my computer

I'm going to the hairdresser later then out for dinner tonight to one of our favourite restaurants so should be a lovely day.
I also had some nice news yesterday I won one of the new paper pads from LOTV in the Candy Draw so really pleased about that as they look so lovely.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend I have my cousin and his wife coming tomorrow for the weekend so not much crafting but it will be great to see them both for a good catch up.
Thank you for making time to visit and  leave such encouraging comments Hugs  Carole x

I'm entering this into Lili of the Valley Take Two Challenge and Bunny Zoe's July Chllenge Bingo Stitching Die cuts and Charms


Wednesday 16 July 2014

Use a Sentiment Challenge

Good morning to all my friends ,followers and fellow crafters. And a special welcome if you've arrived via Crafting by Designs Blog.
Today sees the launch of Crafting by Designs new weekly Challenge and the theme is Use a Sentiment. So I'm hoping you will all go over and take a look.Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge Use a Sentiment I'm sure you all have some sentiments you could use so why not have a go.
The sponsor is Inky Impressions and the prize a $10 gift token
For my post I've chosen one of their stamps Maddie Spreading the Love and used a sentiment from Pinterest which I think really compliments the stamp

Card Recipe

6x6 blank card Craftwork Cards
Maddie Spreading the Love digi stamp Inky Impressions painted with Copic and Promarker pens and sprinkled with pink frantage
Sending love your way sentiment from Pinterest  painted with Copic and Promarker pens
Papers LOTV Bonnets and  Bowties
Martha Stewart heart border punch
Cheese cloth, roses and small magnolia flower from Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace Dainty Crafts Washington
Organza flower ribbon and  flowers Boyes Stores
Handmade rolled flowers edged with white gesso
Heart stamp on paper border Do crafts (very old.)
Spellbinder floral oval die
Pearl string from Hobby Craft
Pearl heart Dawn to Dusk Crafts
White Viva pearl pen and  Glamour dust
Thank you for looking at my blog today and  hope you find time to go over and  look at this weeks Challenge and  good luck if you enter a project.


Saturday 12 July 2014

Quilled Poinsettia Christmas Box

Good morning to all my wonderful followers and  friends and a special welcome this morning to my new follower Teresa thank you so much for becoming one of my followers I hope you enjoy my posts and  continue to visit my blog regularly.
My post today is a quilled box. I made the quilled Poinsettia shapes at the Thursday craft group I go to a few weeks ago and rather than them lying around on my desk I decided to use them and make a Christmas box. I do enjoy quilling but it is time taking but the results are always so pretty.

The top of the box

Side view

The inside of the box

Box Recipe

Small Kraft box form Boyes Stores painted with white gesso
Paper LOTV Classic Christmas pad
Edges distressed with a Tim Holtz distress tool
Quilling papers some from my stash and  others from the craft group
Quilling tool
Poinsettia design from Craft Group.
 I've just got back from a few days in Chester with my friends we had a great time and I'll will post a photo in my next post when I get all the photographs and can pick the nicest one.
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend the weather has been so good ,but today as I've been away I need to do some shopping boring. Then I hope to get some crafting done as I'm a bit behind and have some cards to finish and some design posts to complete.
Enjoy the weekend whatever you have planned and thank you for your fantastic comments on my Xbox card you are such kind and lovely people.


Saturday 5 July 2014

Xbox Junkie

Good morning to all my friends and  followers and a special welcome this morning to Irene my latest follower. Thank you so much for following my blog and  I hope you continue to visit and  enjoy my posts.
As I said earlier in the week I had been making some male birthday cards.This is more of  a card suitable for a teenager but there are some men also who love playing on the Xbox.The image is a topper from The Hobby House but it just was perfect for the person I want to send it to. Hope you enjoy it .


Card Recipe

6x6 blank kraft card Hobby Craft
Blue Card Tim Holtz
Papers LOTV Shabby Shack and  Bonnets and Bowties solids
Image hobby House Toppers Street Kids from Whitby Crafts
Sentiments LOTV Sentiment Tags
Xbox sentiment made on the computer
Hessian Ribbon from Hobby Lobby in Florida USA
Twine  from a gift shop in Whitby
Buttons from my stash
Spellbinder circle and  scalloped circle dies
For a male card I quite enjoyed making this one.
I had a great time at my friends caravan at South Shields on Wednesday/Thursday we walked all along the seafront and to the end of the pier had a nice lunch in a restaurant by the beach and Groyne then ended the day with a Minchella's ice cream tub topped with chocolate flake and  raspberry sauce. Just the best ice cream in the world. It tastes exactly the same as when I was a young child. The caravan is in a great location and  although the weather wasn't brilliant we did sit out on that lovely veranda with wine on Wednesday evening perfect.
Now for some exciting news Kevin one of my followers has had a candy draw running and  also achieved 1000 followers isn't that amazing.  I've won a prize so I'm a really lucky girl today
 thank you Kevin.
I've not got a lot planned for the weekend but am away next week for three days in Chester with my lovely girlfriends and we are meeting with another of our friends on Wednesday who now lives in the Wirral. So looking forward to that.
Enjoy the weekend whatever you have planned looking at the weather here right now I may just be doing some crafting.
Once again thank you all for all the lovely comments left on my Beach Huts post I was thrilled especially as it was a man card!!  Hugs Carole x

Tuesday 1 July 2014

To The Beach

Good afternoon to all my fantastic friends and  followers. A special welcome today to my new follower Christine. Thank you for joining my blog and  I hope you enjoy returning to look at my posts.

I've given myself a short break from the Wedding Stationery and  have been catching up with my own cards. I've been making a few men cards for birthdays and  this is one of them. As its summer I decided to use one of my Michael Powell Beach Huts stamps they never fail me I always love the finished results. As I've used this stamp a couple of times before I've tried some different colours and  design. The papers I picked up at the GNPE on one of the pound stalls they are a Docrafts pad but they look great with this stamp see what you think.


Card Recipe

6x6 Kraft card Hobby Craft
Papers Docrafts Ahoy There! from GNPE
Stamp Michael Powell Shore Thing painted with Distress Inks
Banner die La La Land
Card Tim Holtz
Pegs, buttons and twine from my stash
Anchor charm Whitby Crafts
Ticket sentiment stamp Pink Gem Designs
I hope you enjoy this seaside card as men cards are not my favourites to make. Tomorrow I'm actually going to stay at the seaside at my friend's new caravan at South Shields for a couple of days . So it will be a great couple of girlie days with loads and loads of chat over some wine. I hope the weather is kind as she has just had this lovely veranda built perfect for sipping wine in the sunshine. This is the photo she has sent me so I recognise the caravan when I arrive.
It looks pretty swanky for a caravan doesn't it. Has all mod cons so not like the caravans I remember when I went as a child. More tales on my visit later in the week.
Well going now to put the clean sheets on the bed very boring and hopefully do some crafting later.
Enjoy the rest of the week and I'll be back later in the week with another man card I can almost hear the groans does anyone like doing them ??
Before I go just wanted to say a big thank you for all of you who always take time to comment on my posts you are so lovely and very kind. hugs Carole  x