Thursday 29 October 2015

Snow Family

Good morning to everyone I hope you are all well. Today is the launch of another 12 Days of Christmas Challenges over at Crafty Ribbons The theme for week 4 is use a Snowman. The prize is a voucher to spend in store Also remember to add a ribbon if you enter a card.
For my DT card I used a Lili of the Valley stamp Snow Family. I've had this stamp a while but this is its first outing I loved colouring it so I think it will be used again very soon.

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Papers are Maja Design Vintage Frost from Live and  Love Crafts
Stamp is Lili of the Valley Snow Family painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils. I used white Liquid Applique to make the snow
Merry Christmas Ribbon and Eyelash trim are both from Crafty Ribbons The tags are made from bits of the ribbon.
Let it Snow sentiment stamp is from LOTV Greetings Postmark set
Tree die is Joy crafts
Lamppost is from Hobbycraft
Liberty Bells are from Live and Love Crafts
Twine my stash
White Gesso on the lamppost

 Well my hospital visit went well in the end I found a pair of leggings to wear I did have to remove my bra its the metal bits!! I have to wait 5 weeks though for the results.
I hope you have time to enter this challenge its a great theme I love Snowmen Enjoy the rest of the week Hugs Carole x

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Caroling Angel

Good morning to all my lovely followers and friends well I'm back with its that Wednesday again and  today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs the theme this week is use an Angel ,
Our sponsor this week is

For my design team card I'm using Caroling Angel she's a bit different but she does grow on you the more you look at her !!!

The inside

Card Recipe

The blank card is from a pack of shaped cards I bought at Ross Papercraft Show
Papers are from a Hot of The Press Roses in Harmony paper pack
Stamp is Caroling Angel from OKR Stampede painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Grunge Music stamp is LOTV inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink 
Die is Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Ribbon is Crafty Ribbons roughly translated its Merry Christmas and a Good Year
Flowers are gold flower Dainty Crafts Washington and berries Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiments are from LOTV Christmas Wishes set
Wooden Angel and Gold Star bead trim are from my stash 

Well I hope you are all well and  enjoying the week I've finally caught up with the jobs following my holiday and almost there catching up on your lovely blogs. I'm at the hospital this afternoon for my Dexa scan to see how my osteoporosis is coming along a side effect from my Coeliac Desease. I have to wear clothes with no zips or metal and remove my body piercing as well !! how hard is that no zips suppose I could go in my dressing gown !!
I hope you find time to go over and enter the challenge this week. Love and hugs Carole x

Friday 23 October 2015

Bells and Ribbons

Good Morning to my lovely friends and  followers . Well I'm back from my holidays and apart from the cold have got settled back into life back home .We had a fabulous holiday great weather between 85 and 90 degrees and enjoyed a lovely four days down on The Florida Keys . So its back to reality now.
My card today is the last of the samples I made for Crafty Ribbons  using the beautiful new Christmas 2015 designs. This card is a bit different in that its 6x8 not made one that shape in a long time and  there is no stamp.or flowers !! I did enjoy making this card and  this particular ribbon set is just gorgeous so versatile. its called Christmas Charm and  there is a great range of different designs.

Card Recipe

6x8 deckle edge cream card from Hobbycraft 
Green card is Tim Holtz
Cream textured background paper is from a First Edition paper pad called Christmas Village
All the lace ribbons and button are from The Christmas Charm Collection at Crafty Ribbons
I used deckle edged scissors to make the stamp backgrounds 
Bells and twine are from my stash
Die cut Christmas sentiment came free in a magazine 
Candi from Craftwork cards

I'm going to end this post with one of the latest photos of Miles he's growing so fast. and a few photos from our holiday

Drinks in Winter Park

  The Keys and The Seven Mile Bridge

I'm a bit behind with blog posts I was doing quite well till we started our journey home but I hope to get to everyone's gorgeous creations very soon .Hoping that you are all well Love and  Hugs Carole x

Monday 19 October 2015

Joy,Peace,Love Wall Hanging

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers. This is my last scheduled post before I return home tomorrow. Today is another of the samples I made just before my holiday using Crafty Ribbons new Christmas Ribbons.  I loved this ribbon and lace so much when they arrived and decided to make a Christmas Wall Hanging with them I hope you like it.

Wall Hanging Recipe

Kraft paper covered heart it comes with the jute twine hanger. Its from my local Garden Centre Strikes
Papers are Kaisercraft I think the pad came free in a magazine a couple of years ago
Poinsettia buttons are also from Crafty Ribbons 

I loved making this and these new ribbons,lace and buttons are just perfect for Christmas projects.
I hope you are all keeping well, I'll be back in the UK for my next post no doubt missing the lovely warm weather hugs Carole x

Thursday 15 October 2015

Little Angel

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers. Today sees the launch of another Twelve Days of Christmas Challenges over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge The theme this week is Christmas to Die For you must use a Christmas Die and a Ribbon . I've used a Saturated Canary digi stamp I bought last year and had not used before for my DT card. She's called Little Angel I just love her. I really struggled to get a decent photograph my camera didn't like those metallic flowers one bit hence the white background.

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
The stamp is Saturated Canary Little Angel painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils sprinkled with Shabby Blue Frantage  and some Wink of Stella on the wings and halo.
Papers are Pion Wintertime in Swedish Lapland Northern Lights 6x6 sheet. The paper edges are inked with walnut stain Distress Ink
The ribbon is Christmas Words Silver from Crafty Ribbons Shop I made a scrunched border with it by attaching it to a strip of double sided tape attached to a narrow piece of card.
Snowflake are Xcut and Marianne dies. The smaller Marianne ones are covered in Shabby Blue Frantage from Live and love Crafts
White and Silver Berries are Wild Orchid Crafts
The metallic dark silver flowers and leaves are from Ross Papercraft Show sorry no make on them. In a clear bag !!
Acorn was in my stash 
Wooden sentiments are from a box I bought at Hobbycraft
Grey pearls Kanban
I hope you can find time to visit the challenge this week and add one of the fabulous Christmas cards you are all making. Have an enjoyable rest of the week and a great weekend. I hope you've all got some nice things planned. Hugs Carole x

Sunday 11 October 2015

Snow Cute Penguins

Good morning to my lovely friends and followers . My card for today is another of the craft show samples I made for Crafty Ribbons it features a gorgeous array of ribbons and buttons from the Penguin Festive Combo set. I do like penguins and for my card I used a LOTV penguin stamp to compliment the pretty ribbons.

Close up of the stamp and ribbon

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Papers are LOTV Krafty Christmas
Stamp is LOTV Snow Cute and painted with Promarker and Copic pens highlighted with Wink of Stella
Ribbons and button are Festive Penguin Combo and Eyelash Trim Silver are all from Crafty Ribbons
Snowflake dies are Marianne and Xcut
Red card my stash
Pewter Mirra card a gift from a friend

I hope you've enjoyed this cute penguin card these new ribbons are all fab and the combos great value. There are several different ones including a Santa, Tree and Snowman . I hope you have all had a great weekend doing some nice things Hugs Carole x

Thursday 8 October 2015

Summer Box

Good morning everyone I hope you are all having a great week . My post today is another of the samples I made for Crafty Ribbons using the new Festival Ribbons.I decided to make a box which shows the ribbons really well.

The top of the box

The side view

Box Recipe

Round kraft box Whitby Crafts
Stamp is Wild rose Studio Garden Bunnies Painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl String The Hobby House
Die is Marianne Circle leaf and  flower
Wood watering can from Whitby Crafts

I loved colouring this pretty stamp its lovely as are the new ribbons. Thanks for taking time to visit and for the great comments you all leave Hugs Carole x

Thursday 1 October 2015

Snow Queen

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers today is another Challenge launch over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge this sees the launch of our 12 days of Christmas challenges and we are running twelve weekly challenges in the lead up to Christmas The DT members have each chosen a theme for each week and today is the first challenge and the Christmas theme is anything other than Red or Green and you must also include a ribbon
For my DT card I used a stamp  I've had for a while from LOTV called Snow Queen and decided on a blue and gold colour scheme.

The inside 

Card Recipe

Craftwork cards Elegance card
Dots embossing folder white card 
Net overlay
Stamp is LOTV Snow Queen painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils sprinkled with Glamour Dust and a Viva Pearl Pen White.
Lace is Morlaix Cotton Lace Blue and ribbon is Sheer Organza Dijon all from the Crafty Ribbons Shop
Spellbinder Stately Circle die.
Marianne Snowflake and  Xcut Snowflake dies
Pionsettia dies are Poppy Stamps 
Sentiment is Craftwork Cards
Gold Mirra card
(Sorry the gold doesn't show that well on the photographs its much brighter in real life.) 

I hope you can find time to pop over and  enter our new Twelve Days of Christmas Challenges its a great way to build your Christmas cards up. Enjoy the rest of the week and  have a great weekend Hugs Carole x