Wednesday 26 September 2018

Ready for Christmas

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers you guessed its Wednesday so the launch of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and  our theme this week is our very popular Get Ready for Christmas its amazing how the cards build up for Christmas if you join this challenge every month.
Our sponsor this week is

Prize - winner choice of 3 images

If you are not familiar with Sheepski Designs then taking a look at the ETSY shop is a real treat some fabulous  and very different designs.

For my Design Team card I used the lovely stamp Ready for Christmas its just so adorable.

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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Ready for Christmas from Sheepski Designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paper is from a very old Crafty Individuals Christmas pad 
Black glitter card is from Pink Frog crafts a present from my craft friend Carol
Frame dies from eBay
Stitched edge square dies
Sentiment is from Kaisercraft not sure if its still available as I've had it for a few years
Pink twine is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop I think its closed down now.
Silver Tree charm my box.
Dark grey pearl hearts Jelly Bean crafts 

As always I hope you can join our challenge this week we always love to see all our challenge entries. Enjoy the rest of hte week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

I've entered this into Sheepski Designs Facebook Challenge Frame it I had no idea that was the theme when I made this card a while ago. .

Saturday 22 September 2018

Nap Time

Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and are having a great weekend. My post this evening is to showcase the September  new release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps. As always they are all fabulous designs.  I'm always amazed how Wendy can always keep coming up with more and more fabulous designs.each month. So here they are 

For my Design Team card I used the adorable Nap Time

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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Nap Time from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Spot papers are from a a magazine freebie
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Square Stitched dies
Scalloped oval die I bought from eBay
Hearts are from a banner die I have
Stitched banner die
Small Flowers are from Hobby Lobby in Florida 
Wooden Love sentiment was from Dunelm but I have just recently bought some from eBay as Dunelm no longer have them.
Purr-fect sentiment I made on the computer

Before I go I want to say a big thank you to each and everyone of you for all the amazing comments you left on my magazine post I was so overwhelmed with the kind words on here and the various Facebook sites such kind people.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x

Saturday 15 September 2018

It's Snowing

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 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 a lovely stamp called It's Snowing 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 Balnk card
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps It's Snowing painted with Copic Pens
Snow Paper is from a pack I got recently in a magazine
Snowflake  dies are  Marianne dies 
The small tree die was from the same recent magazine. They are a great size I think they will be so useful.
Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle dies
Red card my box
Pom Pom trim was from Michael's in Florida
Sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley Simply Festive Greetings set
White wink of Stella on the trees and snowman

Well I hope you can enter the challenge this month I noticed a few of you entered some great cards in the last challenge. Enjoy the weekend everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x

Friday 14 September 2018

Cover Girl and Super Excited

Good afternoon everyone.Today I'm really excited to be sharing this post .Way back in June I was asked to make a Christmas card for All Dressed up Stamps Design Team to be featured in this months Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine 182. Well the magazine was published yesterday and my card features on page 80 and there is also a small photo on the front cover .I couldn't believe it, no mater how small the photo is I would never have thought one of my cards would ever be on a magazine front cover. Its the stuff of crafty dreams.

So after weeks of waiting I can now share my card  with you.

The magazine cover 182

Photo in the magazine 

My Original photo

The Inside

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Card Recipe

Star card made using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil 
Stamp is Happy Christmas Little Star from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design I Wish collection 
 Joycraft Winter wishes Circle Star die
Spellbinder circle die
Wrapped up for Christmas sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts 
Rusty bells are from Live and Love Crafts now closed
Wooden stars from Ross Papercraft show

Well I hope some of you buy this magazine and can see the lovely article. You can also download all four of the All Dressed up Stamps the Design Team used for free. How generous is that.. Have a great weekend everyone Love and hugs Carole x

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Dandelions in a Mason Jar

Good morning to everyone its those Wednesdays again so the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs and  our theme for this weeks challenge is Encouragement.

We have a great sponsor this week

Prize - $12 Gift Certificate

For my Design Team card I decided to use a lovely image called Dandelions in a Mason Jar and  make a Thank you card

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Dandelions in a Mason Jar painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
The Thank You sentiment stamp is from a Crafters Companion Florence stamp set.
Square stitched die
Frilled edge square die is a recent online find
Corner dies are Joycraft dies

Well I think this is about as CAS as I can do but I do like the finished look  . I hope that you can enter our challenge as A Day For Daisies have some great images if you are lucky enough to be our winner Enjoy the rest of the week everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x.

Friday 7 September 2018

Driving Home for Christmas

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers today I'm sharing a card I made recently from a magazine freebie. I don't often buy magazines as I rarely use the free gifts and  sometimes I'm not always interested in the content. However this is the free gift this month from Simply Cards and  Papercraft  that I spotted in Tesco. My design is not all my own I was inspired by a similar design on U Tube using the free gifts . I do like the design and  its a perfect Christmas card for any Chris Rea fans out there.

 Card Recipe

6x6 blank card
Green and  red card card my box 
White square embossed at the bottom half with the free embossing folder then I cut a circle in the centre with a Spellbinder circle die.
I them cut a larger circle from the free paper pack of the tree background and  fixed behind
I then cut the tree dies and arranged around the circle 
I then cut the car die twice one green and  one red so when you open the car door you see green inside
I stamped the sentiment also from the free gift onto a piece of background paper backed with card.
I added three facet cut dark grey gemstones to the corner.
Everything I used is from the magazine freebie except the card, gemstones and  circle die

This was fun to make and  I think the set will get used I have already used the small trees again on another card I'made but not yet shared. The paper pack is also very good quality.

I hope you all have a great weekend I'm at the hairdressers later today and  tomorrow I'm going to the Create It craft show at Gateshead Stadium so will need to raid the piggy bank for that. If any of you are going please say hello . Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Sentiment Wall Hanging

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers . Well its Wednesday and  we are back at Crafting by Deigns after our summer break. Our first challenge is our very popular Anything Goes Challenge so we hope that you have all missed us and can get entering again with us. We love all your entries so much.

Our sponsor for this challenge is 

Prize - $10 gift certificate to store

For my design team creation I used the sentiment stamp from the stamp set  Big EYe Fairy Nixie the Pixie and  made a wall hanging.

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Wall Hanging Recipe

Wooden heart shape from The Works painted with Apple Barrel acrylic paint cloudless from Walmart in Florida
Sentiment is Oddball Art from the Big Eye Fairy Nixie the Pixie set I painted the small stars with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Flower Hessian trim is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon specials Facebook Shop
Stitched heart die
Wooden Love sentiments I got from Dunelm wedding section but have recently bought some more from eBay
Wooden Fairy is from Whitby Crafts
Wooden Stars are from Ross Papercraft
I replaced the rope hanger that came with the heart with hessian twine from my box. it may have come from Whitby crafts as well.

I hope you are all looking forward to entering our weekly challenges again Wednesday is not quite the same without them.. .
Enjoy your week everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x