Saturday 29 August 2015

Kenny K Party Time 18th Birthday

Good morning to my lovely crafty friends and followers and another special welcome this morning to my new follower Sally thank you for joining my blog Sally I hope you find the time to visit often.
My card today is an 18th I have just made for my cousin's grandson who had his 18th birthday last Wednesday. I really struggled with a theme for this, his main loves are football and computer games and  I'd done all that before on previous cards . However I spotted this digi on Kenny K and thought it was just the job its called Party Time I think its just great for a teenager.

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp Kenny K Party Time painted with Promarker and  Copic pens
Papers are LOTV Twas The Night and Perfect Pair
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Crimping tool
Banner die La La land
Hessian from the pound stall at Ross Papercraft Show
Green twine is Do crafts
Wooden stars from MDF stall at Ross Papercraft Show
Party sentiment stamp from my stash forgotten the name its ancient
Button Whitby Crafts
Main sentiment made on the computer
Wink of Stella on the glasses beer can and  wristband.

Well I hope you are all looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend with some nice things planned. I think we'll see what the weather does before we decide what to do .Enjoy hugs Carole x

Wednesday 26 August 2015

Aurora Wings Wisteria Fairy

Good morning to all my my lovely friends and  followers I have two new followers to welcome this morning Lea and Michelle so glad you have both found my blog and thank you for joining I hope you continue to come and visit often, Well I've finally got round to a post I was very busy at the weekend with Miles visiting and  having family and friends around it was all worth it though we both had a great weekend.

Now onto my card for today as you are aware the DT from Crafting by Designs are still on holiday and we don't start back till next week. Today's Challenge over at Crafting by Designs is Things With Wings and  the sponsor is Aurora Wings.

Prize: $10 credit to store

 I do love Aurora Wings stamps so decided to do a DT card for this challenge. I used the gorgeous Wisteria Fairy I just loved colouring her.

The inside of the card

Card Recipe

Blank Card is a from Which Craft and is a Vintage Elegance Stepper card I got a pack at the GNPE
Image is Wisteria Fairy Aurora Wings painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils sprinkled with Glamour Dust and some Wink of Stella.
Papers are Maja Design from live and  love Crafts and the edges are lightly inked with Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Butterflies are a Joycraft die
Lace is from Whitby Crafts 
Flowers are Wild Orchid Craft and Live and  Love Crafts. Bead Stem is from Dainty Crafts Washington
Small pearl flowers are The Hobby House from Whitby Crafts
Sentiments are LOTV Sentiment Tags

I did like the Vintage Elegance Stepper card when it was finished but it took me ages to cover it and a craft knife is not my favourite tool!!. I think if I use them again I'll leave it white and  just ink the edges.
I hope some of you will pop over and  enter this challenge its a great theme and sponsor this week.
Enjoy your week everyone hugs Carole x 

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Wedding Anniversary

Hello to all my lovely crafty friends and followers  I hope you are having a great week . I want to start with a special welcome to my new follower Sylvie thanks for joining my blog I hope you continue to visit and enjoy my posts .
Today is our Son and Daughter in Laws third Wedding Anniversary and I'm sharing the card I made for them with you. I imagine their Anniversary celebrations will be a bit different this year with a seven week old baby more nappy lit than candlelit !!

Card Recipe

8x8 Blank card
Dots A4 Embossalicious embossing folder and  Heart embossing folder free in magazine.
Stamp LOTV In Love painted with Promarker and Copic pens
Flowers are Poppy Stamps the organza flowers on the top I think are from Boyes Stores
Magnolia Do Hickey leaf and swirl die
Ribbon was from Hobby Craft
Resin Flower Melissa Francis
Sentiment LOTV Greetings Postmarks
Spellbinder die Moroccan Accents
Sparkle hearts I won in Debra's candy draw thanks Debra they were perfect.
The pearl corner idea I got from the lovely Bev Rochester's blog I thought they were just right for this card.Thanks Bev for the idea. The pearls are from my stash
Sewing Machine and topstitch thread
The Ribbon and Swirl die were the ones I used on their Wedding Invitations.
 I used Promarker and Copics as I have yet to find a watercolour card as white as this and wanted a white on white background. I've bought a few different pads but they are always a pale ivory colour if anyone knows of any really good white then please let me know the make.

Well my week started out well yesterday when I met some friends for afternoon tea at Wynyard Hall the weather was perfect for a change and we enjoyed bubbly and tea on the terrace this is the photo the waiter took. It was great to catch up as I'd not seen a couple of my friends since Christmas. 

Well  I'm going out shortly to start the shopping for the weekend. Fiona and Martin are coming at the weekend so we are having an informal get together for family and friends on Saturday so they can  meet Miles.We are both looking forward to having Miles in our home for the first time and seeing all our family and friends.

I hope you all have a great week sadly its raining again here today I thought summer had finally arrived yesterday !! Hugs Carole x

Friday 14 August 2015

Craftwork Cards Candi Christmas Cards

Good morning to all my lovely crafty friends and a special welcome today to my new follower Sandra. Thank you Sandra for joining my blog I hope you find time to visit often and  enjoy my posts, I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoyed the recent good weather .
Well I have been doing a lot of crafting this week but most of it is for later in the month or September as I'm getting ahead of things before my holidays.
Some of you will remember last Christmas I made a few cards using a Craftwork Cards Christmas Candi pad I got at the GNPE well a few weeks ago we made some more at the craft group I go to so I thought I'd share them with you.

Card Recipe

7x7  Blank Cards
Card from my stash and craft group 
Candi Pad Craftwork Cards at the GNPE last year 
Card Candi to match GNPE
Gems and  pearls my stash
Noel sentiment from Michael's in Florida They are on my shopping list for this September.
Acorn and  leaves were on our Christmas crackers last year so I'm recycling them
Green Twine is docrafts

Well that's a short list they are very easy to make. Well its raining here today so after the shopping its back to crafting.
I'm going to the Ross Papercraft Show at Nissan in Sunderland on Sunday so if anyone is going please say hello. I know it is a long way away for most of you though.
Enjoy the weekend everyone Hugs Carole x.

Sunday 9 August 2015

60th Birthday Card and The Golden Girls at Southport

Good afternoon everyone I hope you are all well.  I've finally got round to a post I was away last week in Liverpool and had lots of catching up when I came back.

My post today is a 60th birthday card I've made for a friend . I'm afraid its another man card I seem to have done a lot of men cards recently but will be getting back to flowers and bling very soon I need the fix !!

Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Kraft card Crafter's Companion
Image Crafty Individuals Grace Darlings Lighthouse on Dessert Storm Neenah card and  painted with Promarkers, Copic pens and Tea Dye Distress ink
Papers are LOTV Country Gent
Jute string from Whitby Crafts
Compass stamp is from a Marianne nautical stamp set
Sentiments are LOTV Simply Sophisticated
Lighthouse was a grey button I cut the back off and painted with Distress Inks to match
Candi is Craftwork Cards tinted with Tea Dye Distress Ink
60 numbers are a painted peel off

I had a great few days in Liverpool and a really lovely day in Southport with our friend and her husband. This is the first time we have met Jeff as he's usually at work but has recently retired so came to meet us. He was brilliant given he had to spend the day with five women !!. I've also added a couple of photos of our trip they are taken the end of the pier in Southport next stop is Ireland.

This is the Golden Girls (This is what my Hubby calls us).

The Golden Girls and Jeff ( Brave Man )

I have just about got caught up with all your fab blogs so hope normal service resumes next week. Thank you to everyone who commented on my Golden Wedding post such amazing comments and so kind you are stars hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Deep ocean Challenge Maritime The Ribbon Girl Any Image ,Sisters of Craft Anything goes and The Male Room Vcation/Beach


Sunday 2 August 2015

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Good morning to all my friends and  followers and  a special welcome to my new follower Babs thank you for following my blog and I hope you find time to visit often .My card this morning is one I've made for a commission its a Golden Wedding card. I've used a stamp and embossing folder that I've used before for Ruby and Silver Wedding cards. I originally got it free with a magazine but I find it perfect for these large 8 x 8 anniversary card designs.

The Matching Box

Card Recipe

8x8 blank card
Gold Mirra card
Dots Embossing folder
Heart embossing folder and  stamp free from a magazine the stamp was heat embossed with gold embossing powder
Joycraft border die
Small Luxe poinsettia dies from Poppystamps.I cut the outline die in parchment paper.
Memory Box Precious Hearts die.
Heart punch from Dovecraft
Pearl string The Hobby House
Gold flowers and  leaves Dainty Crafts Washington
Gold and pearl heart button was from a pack of buttons I bought ages ago just snipped the back off.
Pearl flower from my stash Dawn to Dusk Crafts
Box is from Stella Crafts

Well I hope you are all having a great weekend the weather has been poor here again. I'm hoping it improves as I'm going to Liverpool on Tuesday for three days with my girlfriends to visit another friend who now lives in the Wirral. We've got lots planned and we always have such fun when we go away
Enjoy the rest of the weekend hugs Carole x