Wednesday 28 June 2017

Christmas Pixie

Good morning to all my crafty friends and  followers its Wednesday so you've guessed a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs today is the launch of another Get Ready For Christmas Challenges not wanting to scare anyone but its now only 26 weeks till Christmas. I'm still wondering what happened to the last 26 weeks some have definitely passed me by !!.

We have a great sponsor

Prize = $20 gift certificate to store

That's a great prize and  for my Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Christmas Pixie

Card Recipe

6x6 blank Card 
Stamp is Ike's Art Christmas Pixie painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Lili of the Valley now discontinued
Holly ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons
Stitched rectangle dies are Lawn Fawn
Holly flet corner trims with bells I was given as a gift
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley Christmas Grungy Sentiments available in Rubber stamps or Digi Stamps..
Some Twinklets on her hat and  dress 

I decided to use Tis the Season to be Jolly to cheer her up as I thought she looked a bit sad or maybe someone has just said 12 extra now for Christmas Dinner !!. 

Well I hope you can enter your Christmas makes into our challenge I know lots of you have started Christmas crafting already.Enjoy the rest of the week everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x

Thursday 22 June 2017

Summer Breeze

Good  evening to all my friends and  followers tonight's post is to showcase the June New Release at All Dressed Up Stamps and here they all are . I think Wendy excelled with this release its very hard to decide which is my favorite they are all gorgeous

For my Design Team card I used the lovely Summer Breeze stamp

Close Up

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Papers are Lili of the Valley Country Lady now retired
Image is Summer Breeze from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Chipboard frame is by Wycinanka and  I bought it from Live and Love Crafts sadly now closed
Organza ruffle trim is from Walmart in Florida
Lace butterfly is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop
Pearl string from my box
Small flowers made using a petal die I bought at Dawn to Dusk Crafts at Ross Papercraft Show
Small lace hearts cut from a piece of lace trim I bought at Dainty Crafts Washington
Stitched square dies from eBay
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley Postage stamp set sadly no longer available
Some clear Wink of Stella on the Stamp and  Flowers

Well I hope you can pop over to the Etsy shop and  take a look at all he new images  There are also more inspiration projects from the rest of the Design Team over on the All Dressed Up Stamps Inspiration Blog and  while you are there take a look at our Challenge for this month..

Well have a great evening everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

In The Pink Special Occasion Diamond Wedding

Good morning everyone today is the launch of a new challenge over at In The Pink and our theme this fortnight is Special Occasion. BUT please you only have to remember to use More Pink than any other colour apart from neutrals like white and cream. So many people forget and  their cards cannot be considered

We have a great sponsor this time

Prize £10 voucher

Well for my Design team card I've made a Diamond Wedding card I needed to make one for a friend so thought there are fewer more Special Occasions then this.

Card Recipe

8x8 card from Craftwork Cards
Digi Papers are All Dressed up Stamps Wedding Papers they are only 90 pence and are lovely designs perfect for Wedding and Anniversary cards. 
Embossing folder and heart stamp came free in a magazine years ago and its one of the best freebies I've had I've used it so much.
I heat embossed the heart stamp with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Lapis Pink embossing powder its very pretty as it changes from Pink to pale Silver in the light.
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Specials Facebook shop
Diamante trim I think was from Whitby Crafts a while ago
Flowers are made by stamping a Chloe stamp small flower onto pink dot vellum with Versamark ink then heat embossed with the Pink Aurora Lapis embossing powder then fussy cut
Memory Box Precious Heart Die on the sentiment heart
Leaf die is from the Magnolia DooHickey leaf and swirl set one of my favorite die sets and one I've never regretted buying
Stitched Heart die set is from eBay
Sparkle heart gem is from a set of Docrafts buttons but it has no button holes !!
Small sparkle gems my stash may be Kanban
I made the sentiment on the computer.

Well I really hope you can enter our challenge this time. For some reason our Cake challenge last fortnight didn't appeal to many crafters so I'm hoping that Special Occasion will be much better. It would be great to see you all joining in this time. I'll be back later with another post see you all then Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Sleigh Bells

Good morning everyone I  hope everyone is well and  have enjoyed the glorious weather. Well its Wednesday again so the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs Our theme for this week is Animals so I decided on a great reindeer image from our sponsor called Sleigh Bells.
This is the prize this time

QKR Stampede  
Prize= choice of 3 digi images

Here is my Design team card hope you like him

Close up

Card Recipe

6x6 blank card
Stamp is OKR Stampede Sleigh Bells painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Kraft Card is Crafters Companion
Papers are Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics from Live and  Love Crafts sadly now closed
Stitched Circle dies the larger ones from eBay
The star die is MFT Die namics stacking stars
Ric Rac was from a haberdashery stall in Bakewell Market
Reindeer button and golden bells are from Whitby Crafts
Small gold star beads from eBay
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley from the Christmas Wishes set and good news its still available as a stamp
Twine is from my box
Some clear Wink of Stella on his Hat and Pom Pom

Well I hope you have some suitable animal stamps and  can pop over and  join in our Challenge blog It still remains very popular with everyone.
Well today I'm going to post a parcel in time for Miles Birthday on Saturday then we are going to Whitby. For those of you who go there the Whitby Craft Shop in the Abbey Wharf (The Shambles )Market is closing on the 25th June. However good news Whitby Crafts are moving to a shop on Brunswick Street its on the other side of the river up the bank it used to be Judiths quilt/craft shop owned by a lady called Judith so I wanted to pay a last visit so I can get all the details about the new shop. I think it will be just as good as the lady who owns Whitby Crafts is lovely and a crafter. 
We also need to find a decent Fish and  Chip shop that does GF The Magpie had a huge fire a few months ago and is not opening again for a long while We tried The Quayside last time but not that good even though they have won Fish and Chip shop of the year .

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone I'll be back tomorrow not with one but two posts just like those buses they all come together. Love and hugs Carole x .

Thursday 15 June 2017

Top Knot

Good evening everyone I'm back today to launch out latest monthly challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge Blog our theme as always is Anything Goes as long as you use an All Dressed Up Stamp in your design. If you have just dis covered these stamps and  don't have any there are some fab Freebies HERE to get you started.
The prize for the winner is three digital stamps of their choice and we also pick a top three one of whom is asked to be a Guest Designer the following month
For my Design Team card I used the lovely Top Knot stamp.

 Close up

Card Recipe

Shaped card is made with a Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art Stencil Square 2 from Noor Designs shop
Stamp is Top Knot from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Lemoncraft Gossamer Blue from Noor Designs 
Joy craft butterfly heart die
Stitched circle dies
Butterfly lace is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Facebook shop
Flowers are made with turquoise vellum paper and a Chloe stamp small floral embellishments then heat embossed with copper embossing powder
Love sentiment is from Whitby Crafts
The Penny Black Heart banner was a gift from a lovely crafty friend while I waited for my own die to arrive from the States
Brown pearls I won in a candy draw

Well I hope that you all have a great week and weekend and can find time to enter our challenge this month.
As I promised yesterday I'm ending with a couple of photos of my darling Grandson Miles at the seaside on Sunday I cannot believe he will be two in a couple of weeks . Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Marigolds and Morpho Box

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers its Wednesday so the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this week is Things with Wings
Our sponsor this week is

Prize - $10 gift certificate to store

For my project this week I decided to make a box and used a lovely image from the Marigolds and Morpho set uncoloured
The Lid

The Side

The Top

Box Recipe

Brown paper mache box from Whitby Crafts painted with Warm White acrylic paint
Stamp is Marigolds and  Morpho uncoloured image from Fred She Said. I painted it with Derwent Inktense Pencils. The butterfly looks as if its attached to the top of the image in fact its a completely flat image all part of the stamp.
Lavender and  White Love ribbon was from Boyes Stores.
Lace was a gift from a friend
Lavender pearl string is from eBay
Flower pearl string is from The Hobby House
Flowers are Boyes Stores ,Dainty Crafts Washington and  the felt rose is Trimits
Some Wink of Stella on the Flowers and Butterfly 

Well I hope you can find time to enter the challenge this time its runs till the 20th June. I hope you all enjoy the rest  of the week and  an apology I've not been around much again but after the family for the weekend I've been doing School Admissions Appeals most of the week with a couple of Michael's hospital appointments thrown in I hope next week I might finally get myself a little bit ahead of things. Take care everyone I'll be back tomorrow evening with another post and  I'll also share a couple of photos of Miles at the seaside on Sunday Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Not Just Cards Challenge

Thursday 8 June 2017

In The Pink Cake

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers I'm back again today as there is a new fortnightly challenge starting today over at In The Pink  our theme for this challenge is Cake any kind of cake .All you need to remember is to use more pink than any other colour,
Our sponsor this time is

Prize - $12 Dollar voucher

When I started deciding on this card I thought I didn't have many Cake stamps but when I went through my stuff I had loads so I am sure you all will as well.. For my Design Team card I finally decided on a Stamping Bella Image called Ava Loves To Celebrate.

Close up

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Stamping Bella Ava Loves to Celebrate painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Lili of the Valley no longer available
LDRS Gilded Oval Die set from Dies To Die For
Joycraft border die from Noor Designs
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Resin cake is Melissa Francis I got at Harrogate show
Pink Silver edged tag I found in my scrap book box no idea when I bought them 
Silk tie dyed ribbon is from a Quilt show I went to at the NEC in Birmingham a few years ago
Sentiment is Lili of The Valley from the Cake Glorious Cake stamp set I stamped it three times to get the borders when I cut it into three. It is no longer available as a rubber stamp but you can get the digi.stamp
Grey pearl hearts Jelly Bean Crafts Ross Papercreft show

Well I hope you like her and can find a cake image to enter our challenge this time Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x 

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Maiko In Spring

Good morning everyone its that Wednesday so the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs. Our theme for this week is Black and White with one other colour .
Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is

Prize = choice of 3 single digi stamps

For my Design Team card I decided on a lovely image called Maiko in Spring its so pretty and  I really enjoyed colouring one colour.

Close Up

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Maiko In Spring from Star Stampz painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Black and  White Spot paper came in a magazine
Black card is Ross Papercraft
Stitched rectangle dies 
Flowers are Boyes Stores and  Dainty Crafts Washington
White butterflies on a string are Woodware
The black butterflies are made using a Martha Stewart punch I bought in Florida at Michael's years ago and  its something I've used loads.
Lavender Pearl String I bought from eBay
The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Small Talk pad from Hobby Lobby Florida

Well I hope you all like Black and  White and can enter this weeks challenge. Our challenge is always a very popular one with everyone.
I have an apology I' m way behind with commenting on your lovely blogs but it just seems I have had so much on lately but I haven't forgotten you all and  will get caught up very soon. Love and  hugs Carole x