Wednesday 22 July 2020

The Mermaid Gang

Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a good week My post this evening is to showcase the July 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

 Summer Trainers

The Mermaid Gang

For my Design Team card I used the lovely The  Mernaid Gang

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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is The Mermaid Gang from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Silver card is Crafters Companion
Blue card from Michaels in Florida 
Paper is Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage Collection pad
I inked the area around the stamp with Bubble wrap and Distress Ink
Dies are Grand circle Dies Spellbinder 
Corner bubble dies are Joy Craft
Stitched square dies
Ceramic fish was from Whitby Crafts ages ago
Star fish charm my box
Silver sparkle gems to make to pothole studs

Well I hope you can take a look at these new stamps they are just great. 

I hope everyone is keeping well ..
 Sending Love and  hugs to you all Carole x

Sunday 19 July 2020

Golden Wedding

Good morning everyone it was our Golden Wedding Anniversary yesterday We had a lovely day not what we had planned sadly our large celebration with all our friends and family had to be cancelled because of Covid  . We had a very small celebration yesterday in our garden which was lovely and made our day a special one 

In February I made these Golden Wedding invitations to send out to everyone so I thought I’d share them today along with a couple of photos of our Wedding Day on the 18th July 1970. We married at St Michael and All Angels church in South Shields and the reception was at the New Crown Hotel some of you may have seen it as it very close to the end of the Great North Run.

Here are photos of the invites and us in 1970  how young we look.


Hope you have a lovely weekend and don't mind my trip down memory lane Love and  hugs Carole x


Wednesday 15 July 2020

Magical Woodland

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our 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 July Design Team project  I used a stamp called  Magical Woodland

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Card Recipe

Stepper card is made from a Dutch Doobadoo stencil I bought recently from Buddly Crafts
Stamp is Magical Woodland from all Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Scalloped Oval die 
Green card is From Michaels in Florida
Paper is some i was given and is Autumn leaves
Grass die is Joycraft
Fern die is from eBau
Toadstool stamps are Docrafts and very very old free in the Docrafts magazine
Small flower die is from Dawn to Dusk crafts at Ross paper craft show
Plaited twine is from Whitby Crafts
Wooden heart sentiment is East of Eden from a gift shop in Bakewell
Twine is Brenda's lace and  ribbon specials now closed

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

Have a great week stay safe and  I hope you all  well
Love and  hugs Carole x

Monday 6 July 2020

Air Fairy

Goof morning everyone my post today is to tell you about a new Design Team I have joined . Its called Get Creative Challenge and I will be making a project every other month for them. I have been looking for something since Crafting by Designs closed as I do miss making projects for them I may look for something else as this is only bi monthly. Looking around so many are asking for videos.

For my first Design Team project I used a lovely stamp from our sponsor Fabrika Fantasy called Air Fairy

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Card Recipe

Card shape made with a Go Kreate Frilly die 10
Stamp is Air Fairy from Fabrika Fantasy painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Papers are Maja Design Enjoying the Outdoors Flourishing
from Dies to Die for
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Flowers are made with a Creative Expressions Sue Wilson die Nasturtium I used the solid layer and inked the edges
Stamens are from The Ribbon Girl now closed
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley stamps 
Pearls brad  and flower button my box

Well i hope you can take a look at this new Blog challenge as I'm looking forward to being part of The Pink Team Love and hugs Carole x

Thursday 2 July 2020

Sweet Pea

Good evening everyone tonight I'm sharing a card I made recently for a card swop over at Dies to die for and  Friends . My swap partner was Sandie Dunne who lives in Southern Ireland  and my card took 5 weeks to arrive I was really panicking I thought it was lost forever . So tonight I am finally able to share it 

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Card Recipe

7x7  blank card
Stamp is Stamping Bella Sweet Pea I bought from Dies to die for and  painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Coffee in the Arbor White Daisies also from Dies to Die for 
Oval Stitched die is Crestive Designs die 
Sentiment is a postage stamp die 
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley
Lace is from my box maybe from Whitby Crafts a long while ago
Faded Jeans  Distress Oxide ink 
Sun die is MFT I think
White flower is from Hobby Lobby in Florida
Other flowers are a local shop Boyes stores
Small hearts are from a Joycraft die

I really enjoyed this Craft Swop and thanks to Dies to Die for and  Friends for organisng it.I hope everyone is well and  keeping safe Love and  hugs Carole x