Sunday 31 January 2021

Mr Snowman

 Good afternoon everyone today I'm sharing my first Christmas card of 2021 and  also my first painting using some new Derwent Inktense paint pan sets I bought set one last year but never got to use it and  got set two as a Christmas present I really enjoyed working with the paints this was my first attempt I have two other stamps painted up which I will share soon.

I used some of my older rubber stamps to practice with this one is Mr Snowman from Lili of the Valley I have had for ages.

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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card 
Stamp is LOTV Mr Snowman painted with Derwent Inktense paint pan 
Papers are both from Christmas 12x12 pads from the Works
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Frame die I have had a while and got from eBay
Square stitched die 
Banner dies are MFT 
Christmas parcel die is Intricutz All Wrapped Up I bought it from Craft Habitat at Harrogate show
Sentiment die is First Edition I bought from a Facebook craft destash site
Let it Snow Pennant stamp is Whimsy Stamps Holiday Pennants from Dies to Die For
Card Candi is Craftwork Cards now closed
Some clear Wink of Stella on the stamp

I hope you can take a look and  give me some feedback on my new colouring medium I did enjoy using the paints and brush for a change .

I hope you are all well and  as I use the other images I have painted and made cards I will share them on here Stay safe 

Love and hugs Carole x

Friday 22 January 2021

PIggy Back

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

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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Piggy Back from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Dark Blue card came from Ross Papercraft Show I am missing the shows so much
Papers are Pion Theodore and Bella
Square stitched die
Wonky Stitched rectangles are MFT
Postage edge die is from eBay
The Blue Ribbon for the Dior Bow and tag are  from my box might be Boyes Stores or Crafty Ribbons 
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley stamped with Memento Paris Blue ink
Wood Love sentiment is from eBay
Mini wooden folk hearts are from Button it from Birmingham NEC Craft show November 2019

Before I ago I want to apologise to all my Blog followers and  explain why I've not been around much these last three month I have had two cataract operations one in November and  the second one last week It really slowed down my crafting and  my ability to spend a long time on my iPad and  Laptop I was painting and crafting in small bursts .It has all been worth it as my sight is so much better get my last optician assessment in mid February so hoping to get new reading glasses and the go ahead to drive again I have not driven my car since last July its spent most of the time on trickle charge . I am gradually doing more on the laptop and iPad so hope to start comments again soon as i have missed all your amazing work and I still love to Blog over Facebook 

I hope everyone is keeping well Please all stay safe and keep crafting. ..
 Sending Love and  hugs to you all Carole x

Friday 15 January 2021

Fairy Butterfly Wings

  Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our First  Monthly Challenge for 2021 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 January Design Team project  I used a lovely Stamp called Fairy Butterfly Wings

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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Fairy Butterfly wings form All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Brown Card is from Ross Papercraft Show
Papers are Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 3rd of May and Pion Design papers Where the Roses Grow Among the Flowers the Maja design paper was from Live and  Love Crafts closed a long time ago and the Pion paper s from Crafteezee also now closed
Square stitched dies
Frame dies I got from eBay a while ago
Butterfly border die is Joycraft
Small butterflies are cut from a butterfly corner die I have
Sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley stamp set stamped with Rich Cocoa memento Ink Its no longer available as a stamp but may be available as a digi 
Small seed beads are Mill Hill 
Brown pearls my box
Wink of Stella on her wings and the butterfly

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

Have a great week and stay safe Love and  hugs Carole x

Monday 4 January 2021

Emmy's Hat

 Goof morning everyone my post today is my Design Team card for Get Creative Challenge The theme for this months challenge is Anything Goes.

Our sponsors for this months challenge are

Ike's Art

Sheepski Designs

Eureka Stamps

For my design Team card I decided to use Emmy's Hat from Sheepski Designs

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Papers are Pion Design Scent of Lavender Fields of Purple
Stamp is Emmy's Hat from Sheeepski Designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Square stitched dies
Square Ruffle die is Tattered Lace
Fern die is Joycrafr
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl Heart and lavender  pearls are my box
Sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley stamp set

Well I hope you can take a look at this new Blog challenge we have some great sponsors Happy New Year everyone keep crafting. Love and Hugs Carole x