Sunday 31 January 2016

Welcome Nathaniel John

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers like a lot of people I've lost a few friends to Google Big Brother seems if you didn't join with a google account you are out the door If you realise I guess you can re connect please do that if you know I've lost you.
Anyway today my post is a Baby card. Those who have followed me for a while will remember 2014 when I made Wedding Stationery for the gorgeous wedding at Durham Castle. Well Scott and Rosie have had a baby boy Nathaniel John He was born on the 9th January 2016 and this is the card I made for them .

Close up of the stamp

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is LOTV Cosy Pram painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Vintage Baby and LOTV
Lace was from Bakewell Market
Heart borders are Dutch Doobadoo 
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Metal hanger is Live and  Love Crafts
Wood teddies and pram charm are from Whitby Crafts
Tag and Baby Boy sentiment are from the Maja Design Vintage baby pad from Live and  Love Crafts
Round sentiment is LOTV
 Pearl trim The Hobby House
Wink of Stella clear on the stamp
Spellbinder square die

Well I hope you are enjoying the weekend  and finding nice things to do . I'm finishing with a photo of the new baby He's just adorable . Love and  hugs Carole x

Nathaniel John Clark

Born 9th January 2016

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Gardenia Fairy

Good morning to all my friends and  followers and  as its that Wednesday I'm here to launch the new challenge over at Crafting by Designs today our Challenge theme is Add a Flower .We have one sponsor this week

Prize - choice of 3 single digi images

For my DT card I've decided on a Lacy Sunshine image called Gardenia Fairy 

Close up of the Stamp

Card Recipe

6x6 blank card edge shaped with a Tim Holtz bracket die
Stamp is Gardenia Fairy from Lacy Sunshine painted with  Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Coffee in the Arbour White Daisies from Live and Love Crafts
Die is Spellbinder Floral Oval
Lace and Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl String The Hobby House
Butterflies are Dutch Doobadoo paper art from Noor Designs
Sentiments are LOTV
Pearls are Kanban from my stash
Some clear Wink of Stella on the image

Well I hope the week is going well and you find time to enter this challenge which runs till the 2nd February Love and  hugs Carole x

Monday 25 January 2016

Present Card

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers I hope you have all enjoyed the weekend and  done some nice things
My card today was a commission and I was asked to make a present card using the Dutch Doobadoo stencil  it is for a 50th birthday. You may remember I made a similar card last year in pink.

The Inside

The Box

Box and Card Recipe

Present stencil is from Dutch Doobadoo I bought from Noor Designs
Stamp is all Dressed Up Stamps For you and  painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Designs double sided 12x12 Fika Lejas Cafe from Live and  Love Crafts they are gorgeous the photo doesn't do them justice.
Die is Marianne Circle Leaf and Flower 
Swirls die was free in a magazine
Lace trim I think was from Whitby Crafts
Pearl String The Hobby House
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, Live and  Love Crafts and Boyes Stores
Resin Heart was from a stall at Ross Papercraft Show
White card is Tim Holtz
9x9 Box is Stella Crafts
Sentiments are made on the computer

This design does take time to make but I do love the finished results just a bit different. I did look for the link on Noor Designs for the stencil to add it but sadly its no longer showing .

Well I'm going to have a coffee now then get ready to go to Whitby. The Magpie Cafe which sell GF fish and chips reopened on Saturday after its Winter break so going for my Fish and Chip fix. I might also just pop into The Craft Shop well you have to don't you We have to support our craft traders !!

Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

Friday 22 January 2016

70th Birthday Card

Good morning everyone I hope that everyone is well and  having a good week The frost and snow have gone but today we are back to that awful rain I hate winter . Never mind it does give me more time to craft so at least that's a bonus.
You will remember a couple of weeks ago we went to Spain for a week to celebrate my husbands 70th birthday so today I'm sharing the card I made to give him. He had a lovely Birthday our friends made it very special.

Card Recipe

8x8 blank card
Die'sire dots A4 embossing folder
MFT Die-namics stitched square rounded corner die
Stamp is from an old Papermania classic car set by John Byars painted in Copic and  Promarker pens
The black strip sentiments are from a Tim Holtz small talk pad I bought in Florida
The silver wooden stars are from Hobby Lobby in Florida 
Silver direction signs are from Michael's in Florida
Grey and white twine my stash
Red Candi Craftwork cards
Personal sentiment made on the computer
Arrow paper clips The Range
Silver Mirra card

Well I hope you have some nice things planned for the weekend I'm shopping today but also need to go to Hobby Craft for a cutting blade for my guillotine Ironing and crafting tomorrow as Hubby is at the football in the afternoon .Whatever you are doing enjoy and keep warm hugs Carole x

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Winter - Glitter - Sparkles

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers Its Wednesday so another challenge is starting today over at Crafting by Designs. The theme for this weeks challenge is Winter,Glitter ,Sparkles
Our Sponsor this week is

Prize - $12 credit to store

For my Design Team card I used a Sami Stamps image called Winter Cocoa

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Sami Stamps Winter Cocoa painted with Copic Pens
Poppy stamp stitched landscape edge die
Grey spot ribbon and pink lace are from Crafty Ribbons
Metal Sentiment is Tim Holtz from Michael.s Florida
Diamante look string and pink card are from my stash
Pink rhinestone sparklers are by The Hobby House I bought them at Whitby Crafts
Wink of Stella on the image
Dots embossing folder

Well I hope you have time to dig out all your bling and enter this weeks challenge.  You could win the generous prize.

Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

Sunday 17 January 2016

My Christmas card for my Husband

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers I'm back home from Spain and feel that I'm getting back to normal with my crafting at last. I've had a very busy time since Christmas so its lovely to sit down this morning and write a post, as I'm a bit behind my card today is the Christmas card I made to give to my Husband I know Christmas seems a long way away now but this is my first chance to post it.

Card Recipe

8x8 Blank Card
Stamp is LOTV Hats off painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils 
Papers are LOTV T'was the Night Before Christmas ( I'm really sad that LOTV seem to have stopped selling paper pads I always loved them if its permanent then I need to source some new ones)
Trees are Joycraft
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
LOTV Sentiment tags
Husband letters are from a Tim Holtz pad I got in florida
Grey wood sentiments are from Hobby Craft
Wooden Snowman Whitby Crafts
Wow embossing and Liquid Applique to make the snow

Well I'm once again way behind with comments but trying to catch up this week so apologies now if I miss anyone. I know I've written this often but I really do appreciate your kind comments on my blog posts you are all so kind but also a very talented bunch of people.I'am delighted to have such great followers.
Well its ironing now then back to some crafting. Enjoy your Sunday and have a great week. Keep warm and well its freezing here!!.Love and  hugs Carole x. 

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Greek Window Seeing Red

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers . As its that Wednesday again I'm back to launch another challenge over at Crafting by Designs and this week the theme is Seeing Red so use loads of red in your project .

We have one sponsor this week

Prize - choice of 3 digi images up to $10 value

For my DT card I decided on an image called Greek Window

Card Recipe

6x6 scalloped edge Kraft card
Papers are Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics from Live and  Love Crafts
Stamp is Stitchy Bear Greek Window painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Lawn Fawn stitched edge rectangle die
Lace leaf motif from Bakewell Market
Flower Wild orchid Crafts
Bow and  Fringed trim my stash
Wooden embellishment The Works
Wink of Stella on the flowers 
Sentiment is LOTV

I apologise for the photo quality the light this last few days has been so dark.. I hope you find time to enter the challenge this week Have a great week love and  hugs Carole x

Thursday 7 January 2016

Happy New Year Candle

Good morning everyone Hope you are well and enjoying some relaxing crafting time after the holidays.
Today sees the launch of the First 2016 Challenge over at Crafty Ribbons the theme for these two weeks is Anything But A Card

There is a great prize

Happy New Year Houses and Fireworks

 Selection of Golden Hours ribbon

I decided on a candle for my DT project

Candle Recipe

6 inch candle Tesco
New Year Ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons
Pearl String Whitby Crafts and The Hobby House
Flowers are Dainty Crafts Washington and  my stash
Wooden Hearts covered in gold embossing powder are from Ross Papercraft  show
Spellbinder circle and scalloped circle die for the base

I hope that you find time to enter this challenge I love doing things other than cards. 

Its my husbands 70th birthday tomorrow so we are flying to Alicante today to spend the week celebrating with some good friends who are living there at the moment..
Enjoy your weekend Love and  hugs Carole x 

Wednesday 6 January 2016

Little Lila Holding Flower

Good morning everyone I hope that you have all had a fantastic Christmas and  New Year . I apologise for not being around much but have had people staying most of the holidays. My first post for 2106 is to launch a new Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafting by Designs.
We have two sponsors

Prize - choice of 3 single digis

My image is Little Lila Holding Flowers from Angie's cards

Card Recipe

6x6 blank card
Papers LOTV Timeless Victorian
Stamp is Little Lila Holding Flowers from Angie's cards painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Spellbinder floral oval die
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash
Lace from Walmart in Florida
Ribbon is Crafty Ribbons
Flower pearl string is from the Hobby House 
Sentiment tags LOTV
Pink Viva Pearl Pen and  Wink of Stella

I hope you find time to enter the challenge its always very popular with everyone.Enjoy your week Love and  hgus Carole x