Thursday 26 May 2016


Good Morning to all my lovely friends and followers well another challenge today over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge and the theme for this week is flowers. There is always a fabulous prize for the winner from The Crafty Ribbon store and I have to say they have some stunning ribbons on sale at present to fit all occasions

For my Design Team card I wanted to use a fab Pansy Ribbon so because of the strong colours I kept this card quite simple and  used a lot of white to compliment the ribbon.

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Dots embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
 Ribbon is Nature Pansy ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
I didn't have a PansyStamp and found this Digi on Pinterest.( I do always worry using these as I worry they are copyrighted but I could find nothing to suggest this one was). Painted with Copic and  Pro marker pens
Spellbinder Floral Oval die
Lavender pearl String is from Whitby Crafts
The pansy sentiment is from a build a flower decoupage sheet

Well that's it for today I hope you take a look at this challenge and enjoy your week everyone.. Love and  hugs Carole x

Thursday 12 May 2016

A Man's World

Good morning to all my crafty friends and  followers Today sees the launch of a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge Some of you may have noticed that we now have a challenge weekly so more chances to win a great prize from the Crafty Ribbons Shop.

Our theme this week is A Man's World so a chance to make a man card that we all love so much !! this is my Design Team card I went for a Father's Day card.

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Stamp came free in a Docrafts Magazine ages ago along with the tie and  star stamp I stamped it in blue and red Memento ink
Papers and kraft  card are from my stash 
Red glitter card from a Craft Shop in Lichfield ages ago
The fabulous Ribbon is  Fathers Day Ribbon Crafty Ribbons 
Star die is Die-namics
Twine The Range
Small metal coat hanger Live and Love Crafts
The ties were stamped and  then fussy cut.

I hope everyone is well and  having a great week Look forward to seeing your entries Love and hugs Carole x 

Wednesday 11 May 2016

My Little Flower Girl

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers its Wednesday and you guessed it a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs The theme this week is Pink and Girly I'm sure this is going to be a popular choice.
We have one gorgeous sponsor the week All Dressed Up Stamps giving a great prize of two stamps to the winner

Prize - 2 single digi images

For my Design Team project  I used one of their delightful girly stamps called My Little Flower Girl and  made a pretty wall hanging.

My Wall Hanging Recipe

MDF heart Plaque from the MDF man at York Craft show formerly GNPE
Stamp is all Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils and  fussy cut
Papers are Maja Design Vintage Summer 1922
Pearl string around the edge The Hobby House
Leaf die is Joycraft
Lace Flowers are from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon
Sentiment comes with the stamp and Resin Frame from Live and Love Crafts
Slider buckles were left over from Wedding Stationery and  came from ebay
Swiss dot Ribbon and small flowers my stash

I hope you are having a great week and  I'm sure you will love this challenge Love and  hugs Carole x

Saturday 7 May 2016

Cats Whiskers

Good Evening to all my friends and  followers my post today is to launch the new release of stamps over at All Dressed Up Stamps for my Design Team creation I used the gorgeous Cats Whiskers Looking Good .This is a must stamp to have especially if you are a cat lover. Instead of a usual card I decided to make a door hanger for a change

Close up of the stamp

 Door Hanger Recipe

MDF door hanger from the MDF man at York Craft Show formerly GNPE
Stamp is Cats Whiskers Looking Good from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Copic and  Pro marker pens
Papers are Magnolia Hummingbird and Lili of the Valley Pastel Perfect sadly no longer available
Dies are Spellbinder Floral Oval with the edge cut away.
Joy craft heart border and  square flower die
Pearl String The Hobby House
Small pearl hearts Pink Frog crafts

Well I hope you are all have had a great week and  find time to take a look at the new release you will not be disappointed Wendy's images are superb Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Aurora Poppy

Good morning everyone hope your week is good and you are all well as its that Wednesday again ( (they come around so fast these days) its another challenge over at Crafting by Designs and  its our extremely popular month long Anything Goes Challenge

We have a couple of sponsors this month

Prize - 3 single digis
Prize - 3 single digis

For my Design Team card I use a lovely stamp from The Eastwind called Aurora Poppy

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Papers are an old Do crafts pad
Stamp is Aurora poppy by The Eastwind painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Dies are Joycraft and Spellbinder Circle die
Butterfly trim and black organza flower ribbon are both from Boyes Stores
Sentiments are from a Tim Holtz pad from Michaels in Florida
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the cabouchon black flowers are The Works
Red Pearls are Kanban

I'm sorry but this didn't photograph well especially the stamp  its much redder and  brighter in real life looks a bit dingy on here
I hope you all find time to enter this great challenge and  enjoy the rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x


Monday 2 May 2016

Little Star

Good evening to everyone I hope that you had a great weekend and  are looking forward to a great week. My post today is to launch the new Anything Goes Challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps.
The theme is always Anything Goes and all you need to have on your card is an All Dressed up image if you don't have any then they have some lovely Freebies on the blog you can use.

For my design Team card I decided on a very pretty stamp called Little Star

Close up of the Stamp

Card Recipe

7x7 Blnk Card
Stamp is Little Star from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Copic and Promarker pens
Pink spot paper is LOTV sadly no longer available.
Dots embossing folder is Die'sire from Crafter's Companion
Spellbinder Fleur De Lys die and square die
Memory Box precious  star die
Poppy stamps flower die
Lili of the Valley Sentiment tags
Grey Pearls  my stash
Lace from Dainty Crafts Washington I think

Well I hope you can pop over and  enter the challenge I just love working with these gorgeous stamps. Love and hugs Carole x