Friday 22 December 2017

All Dressed Up Stamps Christmas House

Good evening to all my lovely Friends and Followers tonight my post is to showcase the December New Release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps There are four new Christmas Designs and  again they are all fabulous and here they are,

Christmas Couple
Christmas House 
Christmas Pooch
Christmas Robins

For my Design Team card I used the gorgeous Christmas House. As its so close to Christmas I went for a real traditional look with Reds and Greens.

Close Up

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps Christmas House painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are My Paper Studio Watermark Christmas Floral from Hobby Lobby in Florida
Green Vellum for Holly Ross Papercraft
Dies are Postage Stamp Rectangle from eBay, Pine Branch is Marianne, Holly branch Joy Craft and  Poinsettia is a Spellbinder die
Berries eBay
Pine Cones Live and  Love Crafts
Velvet Ribbon my box
Red and  Green card might be Ross Papercraft

Well I hope you can take a look at the new stamps they are all lovely. Well its the last weekend before the big day. I hope you are all ready and still feeling very relaxed !! Love and  hugs Carole x

Tuesday 19 December 2017

40th Birthday I love Cycling

Good morning to all my lovely Friends and Followers and a special welcome to my new Google + follower Kelly . My card today is a commission card I made a while ago for one of my friends Son In Law who is a huge cycling fan.
I used a photo image for the focal point as all the cycling stamps I had seemed a bit young for him.I hope you like it its a change from Christmas cards.

The Matching Box

Card and  Box Recipe

8x8 Blank Card
Blue card Ross Papercraft embossed with a dots embossing folder
Striped papers are Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics from Live and  Love Crafts
Black card my stash
Photo from the internet
Blue Twine Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook Shop
Grey and white twine a gift shop in Whitby
Banner die is La La Land
Metal cogs are from a pack I bought in Michael's Florida a while ago
The lovely Bicycle charms are from Whitby Crafts
Black letters are from a Tim Holtz Letter Pad
Personalised sentiments made on the computer
Wooden Bicycle I bought in Michael's when I was in Florida in October perfect for my box
Black 8x8 box from Anna Marie Designs at Harrogate show
I made the flag banners by hand 

Well I hope you have a great week and  get that last minute Christmas shopping done I've got my last Christmas dinner tomorrow and  doing the big Christmas shop today so I only have fresh stuff later in the week  Love and  hugs Carole x

Friday 15 December 2017

All Dressed up Stamps Magic Wand

Good evening everyone I'm here this evening to launch our 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 December Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Magic Wand There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the challenge blog

Close Up

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Stamp is Magic Wand from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paper is from Craftwork Cards Denim collection a gift from my craft friend Carol
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Star shape cut from a Dutch Doobadoo star stencil
Star stamps came free in a magazine and they are heat embossed with Stampendous chunky white embossing powder
Sentiment is Magic of Christmas Set from Kaisercraft heat embossed
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and Hessian flower Ross Papercraft
Berries are from eBay
Star die is MFT Dienamics
Hessian Button Stars are from Hobby Craft
Clear Wink of Stella on the Blue stars
Tim Holtz Distress paper edger tool

Well I hope you can enter this challenge but I know it is also a very busy time of the year. I'm slowly getting there most of my presents bought now thanks to a lot of internet shopping. I have a few Christmas nights out next week with friends so looking forward to those..

Enjoy the weekend everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

Thursday 7 December 2017

In The Pink Christmas Nativity Angels

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers  I hope that everyone is well and  keeping warm I hate winter. Today my post is to launch the new Challenge at In The Pink and  our theme this time is Christmas
For my Design Team project I used an old Lili of The Valley stamp Nativity Angels which I love and  made a Christmas Wall Hanger

Close Up 

Card Recipe

Stamp is Lili of The Valley Nativity Angels I used a rubber stamp painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils it seems this is now only available in a pre coliured simply print image
Base Bell shape is a Dutchdoobadoo stencil I used Craft card from Crafter's Companion and  Pink paper I bought in Michael's in Florida
Rectangle stitched die is Lawn fawn
Star die is Joycraft Winter Wishes Circle stars
Star cut from a star Dutchdoobadoo stencil in Corrugated cardboard
Wooden Angel I think was from Hobby Craft
Hessian and white button star also from Hobby Craft
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley Christmas tags
White rose is Wild Orchid Crafts
Frosted Berries from eBay
Pink crisp ribbon from Boyes Stores
Distress ink Tattered Rose

Well I hope you can make something pink for Christmas and enter our challenge which sadly will be the very last  challenge from In The Pink as they have decided after five years to close the challenge blog down.
I am very sad about that as I have always enjoyed this challenge blog and especially being on the lovely design team this year.
Have a great weekend everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Winter Wonderland Challenge my first challenge entry for ages