Saturday 22 May 2021


 Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. My post this evening is to showcase the May 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 Miranda stamp I have to say I struggled with a design inspiration for this and finally decided on a Fruit and floral theme

Close Up

Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Stamp is Miranda from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Paper is some I found on Pinterest
Green card is from my box 
Wonky edge dies rectangle are MFT
Wonky edge square dies are Creative Dies from Craft Stash
Leaf die is Joycraft
Flowers are Wild Orchid crafts 
Blue Berry sprays are from The Ribbon Girl
Frosted berries are from eBay
Sentiment stamp is Lili of the Valley stamped with Green Metallic ink
Small metal flowers are Brads with the legs trimmed I bought them from Michaels in Florida years ago in my scrapbook days

I hope you can find time to take a look at the new release stamps . Have a good weekend and stay safe. 

Love and hugs Carole x


Saturday 15 May 2021

Christmas Robins

 Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our May 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 May Design Team project  I used a lovely Stamp called Christmas Robins it worked really well with some new Slimline dies I bought recently .

The Inside

Card Recipe

Slimline card made with kraft card
Stamp is Christmas Robins from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
12x12 Papers are Paper Addicts Yuletide Wishes from The Works
twine is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon specials now closed
Rusty bells are from Live ans  Love Crafts now closed I still miss this shop 
Star shapes are cut from a Christmas tree die from Printable Heaven
Slimline Postage edge die and the stitched edge dies are from eBay

I enjoyed making this slimline card for a change but not sure it will ever be my favourite shape but it worked so well with this stamp.

I hope you can find time during May 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 10 May 2021

Whitby Abbey

 Good afternoon everyone. My card today is one I made recently for my cousin Gordons birthday which is today.  I spoke to him a while ago and  know he received it and was very pleased with it. Now I know he has received it I can now safely share it with you.

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Whitby Abbey stamp from Crafty Individuals stamped with Memento Paris Blue ink it is still available but I have had it a very long time .
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Blue card is Ross Papercraft 
Papers are Crafters Companion Just for Men pad
I used one of the papers to stamp the image onto not done this before but quite liked how it looked 
Square stitched dies
Banner die is MFT 
Happy Birthday die is Press cut
Twine is Brenda's lace and  ribbon specials and Minions of Craft
Nautical button is from Whitby Crafts a long time ago
Card Candi is from Craftwork Cards now closed

 I hope everyone is doing Ok and having  a  good week 
Keep crafting Love and hugs Carole x

Monday 3 May 2021

A Cuddle Makes it All Better

 Good evening  everyone before I start my Get Creative challenge blog I want to explain my card, some of you may remember this card as I made it a while ago I would not normally use a card I had made before but needs must . My trusty Canon printer broke a week gone Friday tried to get it fixed but looked like repair was more than the cost of a new one as Canon were the only people who had the software to mend it. So I ordered a new one the next day from John Lewis it came last Monday started setting it up and at step 3 up comes an error code tried all the usual things still couldn't sort it. I then rang JL tech support who also could not fix it so asked me to send it back and they would send a replacement. They told me to contact Hermes to collect and book a slot which I did only to find I needed to print a label but no printer !! Thankfully when Hermes driver came they were able to take it only thanks to a very helpful delivery man . My replacement Canon printer has now arrived and with a few hiccups and some frustration its now set up and working printing my 300 gsm card fine. This is a bit longwinded but does explain why my card is not a new design/

 The theme for this months   Get Creative challenge is Anything Goes. We also have three great sponsors for the May Challenge

All Dressed up Stamps

Colour of Love

Goha Stamps

For my Design team card I used a stamp from All Dressed up Stamps A Cuddle makes it all Better 

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Image is All Dressed Up Stamps A Cuddle Makes it All Better painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Brown spot paper is Lili of the Valley
Blue paper is Maja Design Summer Basics from Live and  Love Crafts
Dies Marianne Flower Leaf and Circle die and La La Land Heart Banner I used the heart centres to decorate 
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Small sentiment wrap is made with a Lili of the Valley Greetings Postage Sentiment stamp
Brown pearl string I've had ages I think it came from The Hobby House when they went to GNPE
Sewing Machine and  White Topstitch thread

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

Saturday 1 May 2021


 Good evening everyone today sees the launch of or new May blog challenge at Sheepski Designs for theme for this month is Dance Floral

For my Design Team card I used a fab stamp called Tango

Close Up

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Sheepski Designs Tango painted with Derwent Inktense pencils
Papers are Maja Design Celebration Charleston from Crafteezee
Black velvet card Jelly Bean crafts
Sentiments are from the paper cut with MFT banner die
Stitched square dies
Dies are LDRS gilded oval from Dies to Die for
Black and  Silver gems are from Brenda's lace and  ribbon specials
Black flower is Wild Orchid Crafts
Red silk flowers are from Boyes Stores

I hope you can find time to enter our challenge just remember the theme Dance Floral 

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend 

Love and hugs Carole x