Saturday 27 January 2018

Paper Weaving

Good morning to all my friends and  followers I hope you are all keeping well and  looking forward to the weekend
Today I'm sharing something a bit different. Last Thursday at the craft group I go to we did paper weaving something I have not done for a while. I managed to make two cards which I finished at home with some embellishments so thought you might like to see them. They are both made with the same technique but very different style cards. I also used a 5x7 card on one of them something I've not used in a long time .

Card Recipes

6x6 blank card and 5x7 blank card
Kraft card
Papers are Docrafts Papermania Capsule elements wood and  Blue Pure Frozen design pad I bought at Poundland
Both the frame dies and the flower die are eBay finds.
Sentiment stamps are Lili of the Valley Time to Party currently on sale for £2.50 and Handwritten Phrases now only available as a digi set
Hessian Stars from Poundland ages ago.  
Bark stars I think from Live and  Love crafts before they closed
Pale blue flower pearls Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop
Other blue pearls and  tiny organza bow my box
Blue Memento Ink Pad Paris Dusk

Hope you enjoy these we certainly had fun at class making them and I was pleased how they turned out, its good to do something different from time to time. Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday 24 January 2018


Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers and a special welcome to my new follower Viv thank you for following my blog I hope you find time to visit often .
My post today is to launch the new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this week is Buttons and/or Bows. We have a lovely sponsor this week

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

For my card I decided on a lovely cute image called Gaffi

Close up

Card Recipe

6x6 blank card
Stamp is Gaffi from Crafty Sentiments Designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Papers are Dovecrafts Back to Basics True Blue
Stitched Circle dies
MFT Star die
Wooden elephant and  stars are from Whitby Crafts
Cute as a Button sentiment stamp is from Hobby Craft 
 Navy Bakers Twine

Well I hope you are all well and  can enter our challenge this week its a fun theme. I'm sure everyone has a button and a ribbon bow hidden away !!
Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge the theme is new so for me New baby and New papers  

Friday 19 January 2018

White on White Christmas

Good morning to all my special friends and  followers. My post today is a card I started at our last craft group meeting of 2017. I didn't get it finished and have just finished it this week. I do like white on white so this will be my first Christmas card for 2018 not the last in 2017. Our craft group was due to start again yesterday but because of the very bad snow we had yesterday it will now not start back till next week.

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Snowflake embossed card from Jelly Bean Crafts
Dies are Poinsettia flower is Poppy stamps
Pine branch and Ivy leaves are from Marianne dies
Holly branch is Joycraft
Sentiment die came free in a magazine ages ago
White flower pearl string is The Hobby House

Well I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend we still have snow so I hope it goes quickly. I have some food shopping and errands to do today. I'll be doing more work on the blinds later today and tomorrow. Enjoy the weekend everyone and keep warm if you have this bad weather. Love and  hugs Carole x .

Monday 15 January 2018

Abi Ballerina

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers This evening is the launch of a new Monthly Challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps our first in 2018. 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 January Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Abi Ballerina 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 Abi Ballerina from all Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paper is Maja Design Sofiero The Magnificent Flower Path
Heart die and leaf die are both Joycraft
Oval die is a recent purchase from ebay
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts I painted the white one to match the design
Blue Pearl string is The Hobby House
Organza frilled trim from Joann's in Florida 
Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley Everything's Better stamp set
The paper hearts are the waste from the Joycraft die
Clear wink of stella
Pearls from my box
Memento Paris blue ink pad for the sentiment stamp

Well I hope you can enter our challenge this time we love seeing how you use All Dressed Up Stamps
Before I go just wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely comments I received on my Husbnd's Birthday card we both really appreciated them. Have a lovely evening everyone and enjoy the week Love and  hugs Carole x

Friday 12 January 2018

Lazy Afternoon

Good afternoon everyone I hope you are all keeping warm and  have had a great week. Today I'm sharing the card I made for my Husbands Birthday which was on Monday. He had a lovely day and  we both enjoyed a nice meal out in the evening at one of our favourite pubs The Dun Cow in Sedgefield.
For his card I used one of my Lili of the Valley stamps that was one of the first ones I ever bought called Lazy Afternoon and if you are interested in it they still have it as a rubber stamp its great for all men occasions .

Close Up

Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Papers are from a My Minds Eye 12x12  pad
Stamp is Lili of the Valley Lazy Afternoon painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Wonky Stitched Square die is a Creative die from Craft Stash
Happy Birthday large button was from Ross Ppercraft
Its your day stamp is from  Lili of the Valley Calendars Set
Twine is from my stash
Husband sentiment I made on the computer 
Maroon Gems from Michael's Florida
Love sentiment from a pack I got at Dunelm 

Well I hope you all have a lovely weekend I've just started stitching again making some Roman Blinds now for my Son and  Daughter in Law its certainly keeping me busy !! 

I'm going to enter this into the Lili of The Valley Challenge I was very lucky last month and  won a £15 voucher I've not spent it yet as I like the look of a couple of the new release stamps out on Monday Take Care everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Lili of the Valley Challenge January Something New my new is the Wonky stitched die I got for Christmas

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Strawberry Cake Birthday Fairy

Good morning to all my friends and  followers well I've finally got back to my crafting and  this post is to launch the new challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this challenge is Use Your Washi Tape I have to say its not something I use and  had to dig deep in my boxes to find some among my scrapbook stash that I haven't used much since I got addicted to card making.
We have a great sponsor this time

Prize - $12 gift certificate to shop

For my Design team card I used a lovely stamp called Strawberry Cake Birthday Fairy

Close up

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Strawberry Cake Birthday Fairy painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paperer is Maja Design Coffee in the Arbor Raspberries
Green card is Tim Holtz
Wonky stitched square die is a Creative Dies Plus from Craft Stash
Strawberry border die is Joycraft
Green spot washi tape is Martha Stewart from Michael's in Florida at least 10 years ago 
Deep Pink flower was part of my Christmas gifts from a friend
White flowers from Boyes Stores
Sentiment stamp tags are Lili of the valley
Pearls my stash
Raspberry Border strip is from the Maja paper
Clear Wink of Stella on her dress wings and wands

Well I hope you are all crafting again and  can enter our challenge. Like me you might have a roll of washi tape in the bottom of a box you have never used.!!!

Before I go I want to wish all of you a very Happy, Healthy and  Prosperous New Year 2018  Love and  Hugs Carole x