Thursday 22 December 2016

The Night Before Christmas

Good evening everyone well not long to go now I hope you are all ready for the big day. Today I'm sharing a Christmas project I made to showcase one of the new release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps. Here is a peak at all four new Stamps they are gorgeous.

For my project I used The Night Before Christmas its just perfect . Sorry in advance a lot of photos on this post.

The Wall Hanging

Top Star

Middle Star

Bottom Star

Wall Hanging Recipe

Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps The Night Before Christmas I cropped the stocking from the bedpost for the second star and  the final star sentiment is from the All Dressed Up Stamp Happy Christmas Little Star they are all painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils 
Star stencil is Dutch Doobadoo from Noor Designs
Papers are Maja Designs I Wish 12x12 sheets Noor Designs
Christmas dies are both Joycraft
Spellbinder circle die
Liberty Bells are from Live and Love Crafts
Green twine is from Walmart in Florida
Wooden Sentiment is from Hobby Craft
Heart brads are from Michaels in Florida
Green stars my stash
Aged Mahogany Distress Ink Pad 

I finally feel I'm getting things in place for Christmas a few jobs in the house tomorrow getting ready for the family arriving on Christmas Eve . Its my Birthday today 21 again in my Dreams !!!.  Michael is taking me out for a meal tonight so looking forward to that.  I'll have one final post before Christmas . Still behind with everything in Blogland but hope that gets better in the New Year Love and  hugs Carole x 

Thursday 15 December 2016

Time To Shine

Good evening everyone I hope everyone is set for Christmas not many sleeps left now. Today sees the launch of the last challenge for 2016 over at All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes as long as you use an All Dressed Up Stamp . If you don't have one then there are some lovely freebies on the Challenge Blog page. The prize for the winner is three stamps from the All Dressed up Shop.
For my Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Time to Shine

The Stamp

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps Time to Shine painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design from Live and  Love Crafts
Frame die is Joycraft
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Poppy stamps poinsettia die
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon specials Facebook Shop
The corrugated paper I made with my crimping machine
Bark stars are from Live and  Love crafts
The clock embellishment was from The Works it was metal and I painted the edges with white Gesso and then inked them
Pink pearl gems
Pink Twine I bought in Walmart in Florida
Distress ink 

Well I know its a busy time but I hope you can popover and take a look at he challenge and  maybe enter a project this time. Enjoy the rest of the week and I'm hoping your Christmas preparations are going well. I'm still chasing my tail but slowly getting there. Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Noor Designs Challenge Sparkle

Thursday 8 December 2016


Good morning everyone I'm back today to launch a new weekly challenge from Crafty Ribbons and our theme this week is Christmas
There's always a great prize and  this is this weeks prize for the lucky winner

For my Design Team card I wanted to use the lovely Christmas Rose ribbon so decided on a Lili of the Valley image Noel

Close up of the stamp

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Papers are Kaisercraft
Stamp is Lili of the Valley Noel painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Ribbon is Christmas Rose from Crafty Ribbons 2016 collection
Christmas Candlestick Button is also from Crafty Ribbons
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, Hobby Lobby Florida, Poundland and berries from a Christmas cracker last year
Small wooden stars Whitby crafts
The Noel sentiment painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils comes with the stamp .
Wink of Stella on the flowers
Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle die

Well I hope everyone is having a great week and  can find time to take a look at the challenge. I'm hoping to start putting up my Christmas Decorations today exciting as I love Christmas .Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Here Come The Holidays

Good morning to all my friends and  followers and  a very special welcome today to Emma my latest follower. I was so please to have her follow my blog as we met on Docrafts when I first started crafting about 7 years ago.
Well its that Wednesday again but this is the last its that Wednesday till 2017. So we have a bumper edition challenge over at Crafting by Designs lasting till the 28th December. Our theme this time is Here Come The Holidays .
We have four fantastic sponsors all giving great prizes to our winners.

  Prize - choice of 3 single digis OR 1 set of digis

Prize - choice of 3 single digis  

Di's Digis 
Prize - $12 voucher to store


Prize - choice of 1 bundle of digis 

Wow that's a lot of prizes .For my Design Team cards I've used images from two sponsors Beccy's Place and  Aliciabel.

The Inside

The Stamp

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Family Reunion painted with Copic and  Promarker pens If you've not visited the Beccy's Place web page this is one of lots of gorgeous freebie images
Papers are Mulberry Wood from Crafters Companion  
Spellbinder circle die
Snow acetate was a present from my friend Barbara
Joycraft Winter Wishes star die
Pearl String The Hobby House
Happy Christmas Die came in a magazine
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts frosted with Gesso, white Wink of Stella and glitter
White star ribbon around the flowers from Whitby Crafts

Rino and  Reno

Close Up of the stamp

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Papers are Lili of the Valley now retired
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Stamp is Aliciabel Rino and Reno painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Spellbinder die Labels 15
Fiskers tree border punch
Twine from my stash
Trees are from Hobby Craft
Coloured Bells are Whitby Crafts
Jingle Bells sentiment stamp is from the Christmas Wishes set from Lili of the Valley

Well that's it for 2016 from Crafting by Designs I hope you can find time to pop over and enter. I know this time of year can be really hectic  I've still got lots to do but its the same every year and  I usually get everything done. Crafting by Designs Challenges will start again on the 4th January 2017. Apologies for the quality of my photos this time my camera hates Acetate and Green!!!  Love and  hugs Carole x