Monday 30 September 2019

Christmas PoinsettiasRectangle Blank Card

Good morning everyone hope everyone is well and  had a good weekend it rained here all Sunday so a good day for me to catch up with some craft commissions.The card I'm sharing today is one i made last Thursday at the craft group I go to It was lead by Andrea who brought this lovely design for us all to make.

Card Recipe

Rectangle Blank Card
Red layer is made by inking the edges with a pen
Stitched edge rectangle and red embossed rectangle  not sure of the make as it belongs to Andrea
I edged the red embossed card  with glitter
White poinsettia die is Spellbinder 
Floral holly flourish is Sue Wilson 
Sentiment tag is edged with glitter and  the sentiment heat embossed with silver embossing powder
White pearls on the flower centres 

I really enjoyed making this card  the dies are lovely. i struggled a bit with the watermark as I've just got a new laptop and  the latest version of GIMP I got it sorted but not without some frustration yesterday still a couple of things to sort out but getting there.

Have a great week Love and hugs Carole x

Sunday 22 September 2019

Little One

Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had 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 and they are now available in the Etsy Store here

For my Design team card i used the adorable Little One

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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Little One from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent inktense Pencils
Papers are The Hobby House Green Yellow and  Pink.Blue spot is Craftwork Cards
Postage edge rectangle dies
Square stitched dies
Alphabet banner dies I think I bought these in Florida a long time ago might be MFT but not certain I've not used them for ages
Love wooden sentiment from eBay and  painted with Cracker Barrel navy acrylic paint from Walmart
Bakers Twin my box its Docrafts
Small paper hearts from the waste of a heart corner die I have 

Well I hope you can take a look at these new stamps they are just great I had a lot of fun making this  card 

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

Sunday 15 September 2019

Party Frock

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today 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 project  I used a lovely stamp called Party Frock  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
Paper is Pion Design Scent of Lavender Preserving the Scent I bought them from Live and  Love Crafts now closed . I still miss this shop especially the range of lovely papers she stocked.
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps Party Frock painted with Derwent Inktense  Pencils 
Perfume bottle stamp is a Hobby Art stamp set Perfume Bottles
Die is LDRS Creative  Gilded Oval die
Lace Bow and  lace are from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Specials Facebook shop now closed
as are the lavender pearl bows
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley Stamps still available as a digi set I think 

I hope you can find time to enter our challenge just remember to use an All Dressed Up Stamp if you do.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend Love and  hugs Carole x

Saturday 14 September 2019

All Dressed Up Stamps See Saw Freebie from Kit and Clowder

Good afternoon everyone hope everyone is enjoying a nice weekend. My post today is to tell you about the free All Dressed Up Stamp called See Saw you can get this weekend from Kit and  Clowder This is the link to the Facebook page Kit and Clowder

This is my Design Team card using this gorgeous stamp

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Card Recipe

Go Kreate Frilly 10 dies to cut the card shape and  papers
Papers are an old Lili of the Valley pad Country Lady
Stamp is See Saw from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Fired Brick Distress Ink around the edge and  image
Cloud dies are Memory Box 
Small bird die is from a Marianne Ivy die set
Flowers are The Ribbon Girl Hobby Lobby Florida 
Hessian flower I think was from Ross Papercraft
Leaves my box
Wooden Dream sentiment is from The Works

Well I hope you can visit Kit and Clowder and  get this fabulous freebie stamp . Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Anything Goes Going Home and Rudolph Cute Reindeer

Good morning everyone and  welcome  to Crafting by Designs Anything  Goes Challenge our first challenge since our Summer break. . Before I post my designs I wanted to let you know that we are no longer having weekly challenges but in future we will only be having one Anything Goes Challenge at the start of each month. For each of those we will have several sponsors and  lots of Design Team inspirations to inspire everyone so sadly no more "It's that Wednesday again."

Our sponsors for this month are

Prize - winner choice of 2 digi images

Prize - $20 gift certificate to store

Prize - $15 gift certificate to store

$10 gift certificate

For my Design Team projects I used images from LeAnn's World 101 Going Home and Oddball Art Rudolph Cute Reindeer

Going Home


I'm entering this into Leanne's World Challenge Leanne;s world 101 Challenge

Rudolph Cute Reindeer

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Card Recipes

Going Home

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Going Home from LeAnn's World 101 painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Green card my box The papers I bought on my recent trip to Florida from Hobby Lobby just perfect for this stamp.
Square stitched dies 
Wonky stitched circles are Creative Dies from Craft Stash 
Pine branch die is a Creative Expressions Sue Wilson die
Twine is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop now closed
Sentiment was free in Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine last year

Rudolph Cute Reindeer

7x7 blank card 
Stamp is Rudolph Cute Reindeer from Oddball Art painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Papers are Maja Design Joyous Winter Days Blzzard from Crafts  U Love
Square stitched dies 
Wonky Stitched Rectangles are MFT
Wooden star is from Ross Papercraft 
Wooden Sentiment is from Hobby Craft
Hessian trim is from my box might be Whitby Crafts 
Silk ribbon from a Craft Show in Newcastle years ago
Pine cones are from Hobby Craft
Frosted Berries eBay

Well that took a while writing all those products down !! I hope you can join our monthly challenge this time you have until the 25th September to enter. we always look forward to seeing your entries.

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x


Tuesday 3 September 2019

Miles First Day at School

Good afternoon everyone thought I'd share the card I made for my Grandson Miles Alexander for his first day at big school he is just four/ I've also added a couple of photos of him in this new uniform on his way  to school.

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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is LOTV Back to School Boy painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Card is Ross Papercraft and Tim Holtz
Chalk board paper is a download from Pinterest
Stitched square dies
Frame die is MFT  
Metal alphabet tiles are from Studio Cards years ago
Card Candi Craftwork cards 
Sentiment made on the computer 

Miles on his way to Big School Gatley Primary 

What happened to those four years. I hope you enjoy this post he is such a gorgeous boy and we love him so much. Love and  hugs Carole x