Tuesday 29 September 2015

Coming Home for Christmas

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers.  My post today is another of the samples I've made for the Crafty Ribbons stand at the Exeter Craft Show and this is using some of the fabulous new Christmas Ribbons. I'm using Skating Polar Bear and Coming Home for Christmas ribbons.

Close up of the stamp and ribbon

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Ribbons Coming Home Polar Bear , Coming Home for Christmas Ribbon and Christmas Button Star from Crafty Ribbbons I pleated the ribbon onto double sided tape
Stamp is LOTV Sledging with Daddy sadly now retired painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are LOTV Frosty Christmas
Fiskars Trees border punch 
Tree die is Joycrafts
Berries Wild Orchid Crafts
Pine cones are from Live and Love Crafts painted with White Gesso
Pom Pom trim my stash

I hope that you are all having a great week and can find time to take a look at these stunning new ribbons at the Crafty Ribbons Shop Hugs Carole x

Wednesday 23 September 2015


Good morning to all my lovely crafty friends and  followers. Wednesday comes around so fast and  its another weekly challenge at Crafting by Designs and the theme this week is ATC's. Having never made an ATC before this was a bit of an adventure for me I did a bit of research on Pinterest and the Web re sizes and types of styles although our sponsor provided us with some fab vintage images so that decided my style.

We have a great sponsor this week


Prize: $15 credit to store

I have to say if you are into vintage images you will love this site. So here are my set of ATC's.  I have to say they came out a lot better than I thought they would.!!

ATC Recipe 

Lunagirl Victorian Wallpaper background images and Victorian Beauties images
Dies are Spellbinder Floral Oval and  Decorative Labels Eight.
Marianne flower leaf and  circle die 
Love embossing folder is Cuttlebug
Pinking scissors
Sentiment is LOTV Greetings Postmarks
Wooden Hearts Whitby Crafts
Card is Tim Holtz
Small pearl flowers The Hobby House
Charm ,twine ,lace bows, flower and pearls all from my stash 

Well it was certainly something different to try and I did enjoy making them. I hope you decide to have a go and make an ATC to enter into the challenge .

Enjoy your week whatever you have planned  Hugs Carole x

Saturday 19 September 2015

Travel Journal

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers and a very special welcome today to my latest follower Brenda thank you Brenda for joining my blog. I hope everyone is well and looking forward to a lovely weekend.
Today I'm sharing another of the projects I made recently for Crafty Ribbons to launch the new Festival Ribbon Collection as soon as I received  these ribbons I immediately thought of holidays and  decided to have a go at making a travel journal. There are a few extra photos but hope you all like it.

The Front

The Back

The Inside Cover

The Inside Back Cover

Journal  Recipe

A5 kraft ring bound notebook from Hobby Craft
The papers are a double sided sheet I bought at Ross Papercraft show its Kaisercraft Wanderlust Collection Bon Voyage
Kraft paper inside the covers is  from a My Mind's Eye Life Stories 12 x 12 pad.
Jute String Whitby Crafts
Dream charm from Michael's Florida
The wander charm is a Tim Holtz Philosophy Tag
I made the banners for the front and the page dividers on the computer.
The tiny blue buttons are brads

Well I hope you have enjoyed this journal and if any of you live in the Exeter area Crafty Ribbons are at a show there on the 24 - 27 Stitching Sewing and Hobbycrafts - Exeter - Westpoint - Stand A18 My Festival Ribbon projects will be on display.
Have a great weekend everyone . I'm going to Florida tomorrow to our apartment for a month. I have scheduled some posts and I hope to also keep up with all your lovely blogs while I'm away . Hugs Carole x

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Tiffany with Birthday Cake Lets Celebrate !!

Hello to all my lovely friends and followers as its Wednesday you know its the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme this week is Lets Celebrate.

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is

Prize: choice of 3 single digi images from store

For my DT card I used an image called Tiffany with Birthday Cake I hope you like her

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Milk Coffee Tiffany with Birthday Cake painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils and  sprinkled with Vintage Rose Frantage and some Glamour Dust
Papers are LOTV Timeless Victorian and Enchantment
Dies are Spellbinder floral oval and  La La Land Heart banner die
Sentiments are LOTV from the Cake Glorious Cake stamp and Whimsy Stamps Birthday Letter Seals.
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl String The Hobby House

Well I hope you can find time to enter the challenge. Have a great week whatever you have planned hugs Carole x

Saturday 12 September 2015

All Dressed Up For Chrisrtmas

Good morning to all my friends and  followers I hope you are all well and looking forward to a lovely weekend.
My card today is a Christmas card made with a lovely digi stamp from All Dressed up Stamps. I do like these stamps the images are always so lovely.

The Stamp 

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils sprinkled with Glamour Dust and  Wink of Stella
Papers are LOTV Woodland Wishes
Lace is from my stash might be Whitby Crafts but not sure.
Flowers and beads Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash
Sentiments are LOTV Christmas Wishes and the Joy to the World stamp is from Penny Black Wonder Collection
Pearl String is from Ross Papercraft Show
Tree from a craft stall on Bakewell Market
Pearl stars and  maroon ribbon my stash

We have another visit from Miles tomorrow so looking forward to that so some shopping to do before they arrive.
I hope you all have a great weekend doing lovely things hugs Carole x

Thursday 10 September 2015

Happy Birthday

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers today sees the launch of a new fortnightly challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge and the theme this fortnight is Happy Birthday.
For my DT card I decided on a lovely image from Tiddly Ink Stamps called Wryn Fairy Wishes

A close up of the image


The inside

Card Recipe

Craftwork Cards flower shaped card
Papers Timeless Victorian LOTV
Stamp Tiddly Inks Wryn Fairy Wishes painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils sprinkled with Glamour Dust and Wink of Stella
Lace is Chantilly Lace ribbon isVintage Rose Organza Ribbon Purple/Purple and pearl string is Seed Beads Opal all are from Crafty Ribbons Shop
Diamante stars are Whitby Crafts
Rhinestone Sparklers are from The Hobby House
Sentiment is from LOTV  Fairy sentiments 
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Die is Marianne Leaf,circle,flower die
Heart paperclip is from The Range

I hope you are enjoying a good week and  can pop over and  enter this fortnights challenge the prizes are always great .Hugs Carole x

I'm entering this intoNoor designs Challenge September Shaped cards 

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Gift For A Fairy

Good morning to all my followers and  friends Its that Wednesday again and today is the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and its our very popular Get Ready for Christmas theme.
Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps who are giving a very generous prize

Prize: $12 credit to the store

For my Design Team card I decided on a stamp called A Present for a Fairy. I thought it was perfect for paper piecing and did this on the dress.

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Papers are LOTV Snow Princess
Stamp is A Present for a Fairy from Sami Stamps painted with Promarker and  Copic Pens and  paper pieced on the dress.
Snowflake die is Memory Box Alpine Snowflake
Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons Sliver Edge Satin Ribbon
Sentiments are Whimsy Stamps and  Kaisercraft
Joy charm my stash
Small sparkle gems on the snowflakes are from my Candy win from Debra.
White viva Pearl pen and  Glamour Dust

I hope you are starting to make Christmas cards and find something lovely to enter into this challenge hugs Carole x

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Puppy Paws

Good morning everyone well I'm back and its that Wednesday again which means its another challenge over at Crafting by Designs. The DT have all had a great Summer break and the challenges have started for us again today with our ever popular Anything Goes Challenge
We have two sponsors for this challenge

Prize - 3 single digi stamps


For my DT project I decided on a stamp called Puppy Paws and yes its a dog I rarely pick animal stamps but this is just so cute see what you think. I couldn't resist and as two of our DT have just got new puppies recently I thought they'd like this 

Card Recipe

6x6 Card edge cut with a Tim Holtz bracket die
Stamp is Puppy Paws from Robyn's Fetish stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design and the paws paper I found in my scrap box it must be years old I think it was a free download
The honeycomb ribbon was from The Paper Lane craft shop Northallerton
Dies are spellbinder circle and scalloped circles 
Circle slider die I won in Bev Rochester's candy draw and is from Whimsy stamps its so useful it fits circle sentiment stamps perfectly
Brown twine is from Walmart in Florida 
Twine flowers are from Michael's Florida
Heart button is from Whitby Crafts
Sentiment is made on the computer
Pearls are another Candy win from Debra's blog 

Well I hope you find time to go over and  enter the challenge this is the link Crafting by Designs. Enjoy the rest of the week hugs Carole x

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Camper Van Just Married

Good morning to all my friends and  followers I hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend although have to say the weather could have been kinder  . My card today is a DT sample I made for Crafty Ribbons to showcase the new Festival Ribbons they are lovely and for the first sample I made I used the Camper Van Ribbon . My image is a digital stamp Just Married and is from All dressed Up Stamps and was free in a magazine a couple of months ago. It went perfectly with the Camper Van Ribbons.

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Image Just Married All Dressed up Stamps painted with Promarker and  Copic Pens
Camper Van Ribbon Crafty Ribbons
Stitched Stax die inside/ outside rounded corner Die from MFT Die-namics
Banner die La La land
Papers are from LOTV Perfect Pair Pad
Sentiments are LOTV Sentiment Tags and  Greetings Postmarks
Wooden hearts are Whitby Crafts painted to match
Twine my stash
Dots A4 embossing folder Embossalicious
The small paper hearts are cut from another La La land hearts banner die

This is the first of three samples I've sent to Crafty Ribbons for a Craft Show in Exeter on the 20th September so I'll be posting the other two shortly. 
Enjoy your week hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into All Dressed Up Stamps Anything Goes Challenge