Wednesday 27 September 2017

Get Ready for Christmas Ice and Cubes

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday so the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs and  our theme fro this week is our very popular Get Ready for Christmas and  we've not got many weeks left to make those Christmas cards .
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

If you have not seen Andrea's images before I really recommend you take a peek. For my Design Team card I used a lovely image of Christmas Polar Bears called Ice and Cubes.

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Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Stamp is Ice and  Cubes from Sheepski Designs painted with Copic Pens
Silver Mirra Card
Snowflake embossed card is from Jelly Bean Crafts
Stitched curved edge dies are Memory Box
Star die is MFT Die namics
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley from the Christmas Wishes set stamped and heat embossed with silver embossing powder
Frosted Snowflakes are form Essential Crafts at Washington
Snow fabric overlay trim is from Ross Papercrafts
Silver glitter
Narrow sliver ribbon my box.

I hope everyone is OK and  well. .I've not been around much lately we had a lovely week in Spain staying with some friends who live there the weather was great.Then I had the family for a long weekend so its been a busy time I seem as if that's been my year. Never mind the excuses I hope to get to catch up very soon. 
I went to the Great North Create Show at Harrogate on Saturday with some craft group friends it was a bit disappointing not that many stalls and not that busy its not the show it used to be. I think I might need to get to one of the bigger shows elsewhere in the country .I even came home with money left in my purse not like me !!
Have a great week everyone and I hope you can take a look at the challenge. Love and  hugs Carole x

Friday 15 September 2017

Little Flower Fairy

Good evening everyone I'm here this evening 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 discovered 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 September Design Team card I used the lovely stamp called Little Flower Fairy There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the challenge blog

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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps Little Flower Fairy painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Coffee in the Arbor Grandma's Old Porcelain Teacup from Live and  love Crafts now closed. This is one of my favorite papers.
Dies are Spellbinder Fleur de Lis die 
Tonic square dies
Organza trim was from Wild Orchid Crafts not sure they still sell it.
Lace Butterflies are from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook Shop
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and Whitby Crafts
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley from the Fairy Wishes set not sure its still available
Some clear Wink of Stells on her wings and  dress

Well I hope you all have a great evening and  weekend and  can fund time to enter the challenge this month Love and  hugs Carole x

Thursday 14 September 2017

Flower Power

Good Morning everyone and  welcome to our new challenge over at In The Pink this month our theme is Flower Power .
We have a great sponsor this time


Prize two digi stamps

For my Design team card I used a Lili of the Valley rubber stamp called Sweet Pea that I bought a while ago and have just got round to using.

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Card Recipe

Fanciful shaped card from Craftwork Cards
Papers are Lemoncraft Just Love Me from Noor Designs
Stamp is Sweet Pea from Lili of the Valley painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Die is Spellbinder Floral Oval
Flower stamp is Chloe stamps stamped and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Lapis pink embossing powder
Lace is from Whitby Crafts
Pearl string from Ross Paper craft show
Pearl heart my stash 
Pearls are from Jelly Bean Crafts
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley from the Everything's Better stamp set
Some Ground Expreso distress ink on the edges 
Corner rounder on the sentiment

Well we would love to see your Flower Power makes in our challenge we hope you can join us. Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Daisy Angel CASE CARD

Good morning to everyone I hope you are all well and  enjoying a great week . Well its Wednesday again it comes around so fast so the launch of the latest weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs. Our theme this week is a little bit different we want to see your CASE cards Well if you are like me I'd never heard of these before . Basically you find a card you like with the image you want to use and  make your own version. I suppose a bit like a sketch only the mage is decided as well. Hope that makes sense.
Our sponsor this week is

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

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For my card I used a stamp called Daisy Angel  even though the flowers are daisy shaped i thought it more appropriate to a Christmas Design. 

Firstly this is the card I used as my CASE card created by one of the Eureka stamps Design Team Lisa M

This is my CASE Version

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Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Kraft card
Stamp is Daisy Angel by Eureka stamps painted with Copic and  Promarker pens.
Papers are Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics
Stitched rectangle die is Lawn Fawn
Star die is MFT Die namics
Maroon card was from Ross Papercraft
Christmas tag sentiments are Lili of the Valley
Twine is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop

I hope you enjoy this I found it really hard not to add anything else so this must be one of the first cards I've managed to make that actually looks quite CAS ,well for me anyway. 

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone and I hope you can enter the challenge this week. CASE is a bit of fun and is easier to do once you pick a design you want to CASE enjoy. Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Bug time

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers well you guessed its Wednesday so the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs and  our theme for this weeks challenge is Bug Time.

Our sponsor for htis week is

Prize - winner choice of 3 images

Hello! My name is Sarah though I am commonly known by friends and online as Star (thus came Star Stampz!) My nick name derived back from the early days when I first began signing my artwork as Stargirl (and have done so ever since.)

Art has had a big influence on my life and who I am. Though I have dabbled in many styles and types discovering Japanese anime and it's art style is what renewed my vigor to draw. It helps that I'm also a complete geek ~ anime, Japanese culture, books, writing, fantasy, cartoons, music, musicals, etc.

I am not very crafty with paper scrapbooking or putting together beautiful cards and creations but when I discovered the world of digital stamping I was fascinated what others could do with the same art stamp. I have also always been fond of inking pen drawings in my sketchbooks. I have focused a lot on my digital art and other freelance projects but digital stamps is that perfect niche for being creative and getting back line art drawings. I always look forward to see what creations others have turned my stamps into

For my Bug design I decided to use a lovely stamp called Fireflies

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Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Stamp is Fireflies from Star Stampz painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Tonic Studios Watch The Birdie
Cross stitch die is from eBay
Trim is from Whitby Crafts
Butterfly dies are Joycraft
Pearl string my stash
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley 
Small pearls on the stamp my box

I left the bottom of the paper uncovered as I thought the border was so pretty and  it seemed a shame to cover it over.
Well enjoy the week and  I hope you can enter our Bug challenge its  a great excuse to get the bug dies out that you haven't used for a while or maybe never used !! Thanks for all your kind visits to my blog I really appreciate them Love and  hugs Carole x