Thursday 15 December 2022

A Star Is born

 Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers today is the launch of our December  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 December  Design Team project  I used a lovely Stamp called   A Star Is Born 
Its just such a great  Christmas Stamp  one of my favourite stamps and designs I have used many times.

Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps A Star is Born painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Card is Core' Dinations cardstock and Crafty Individuals Christmas Pad
Square Dies
Wooden stars eBay
Sentiment Stamp is Kasercraft Magic of Christmas set
Wooden Angel is from my stash might be Whitby Crafts now closed
Green Hessian trim from Jelly Bean Crafts
Tim Holtz distress tool for the edges from Michaels in Florida

Well I hope you can take a look and and join our new December Blog challenge.

Keep crafting. Love and Hugs Carole x

Wednesday 7 December 2022


Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and having  a good week. My post this evening is to showcase the December 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 beautiful designs each month.  They are now all available in the Etsy Store here

For my Design Team card I used the fab stamp sparkle This is so versatile can be used for all sorts of occasions.

Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Stamp is sparkle painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Pion Winter Wonderland Warm Hearts
Card is Pion Purple iv
Square stitched dies
Spellbinder Opulent Ovals 
Stars are from a MFT Die-namics die stacking stars
Large star die is Joy crafts
Mesh ribbon from my box 
Small paper bow from a Memory Box die Precious Stars
Sentiment stamp is from an old Lili of the Valley stamp set

I hope you can find time to take a look at the new release stamps . 

Hope you all have a great week . 

Love and hugs Carole 

Thursday 1 December 2022

Mini Tree

 Good evening everyone today sees the launch of our December challenge at Sheepski designs the theme this month is Tis The Season 

For my design team inspiration I used a lovely Christmas stamp called Tis The Season

Card Recipe 

7x7 card

Stamp is Sheepski Designs Tis The Season painted with Derwent Inktense pencils.

Black velvet card is jelly Bean Crafts

Patterned paper is from The Works a Christmas pad I bought last year

Die is MFT wonky stitched edge rectangle

Stars are both from my box

Sentiment is from  First Edition set

Card candi from Craftwork cards now closed

I hope you can join our challenge this month 

Keep crafting love Carole x

Sorry about the format on my blog posts today my laptop was hacked last weekend so I have had to write this on my iPad which does not like blogger at all. Get my laptop back tomorrow so hopefully the next posts will be back to normal 

Christmas Bear

 Good morning everyone today is the start of the Advent giveaways over ot Kit and Clowder . All Dressed Up Stamps are starting the giveaways today with a beautiful stamp called Christmas Bear .

This is my All Dressed Up Stamps Design Team inspiration

Card Recipe

Card made with a Go Create die as are the card dies

Stamp is Christmas Bear from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils 

Paper is from  pad from The works 

Maroon card is Ross papercraft

Heart Banner die is Penny Black

Sentiment tag stamps are Lili of the Valley stamps but I think you can still get them as digits

Twine my box

Heart button is from Walmart in Florida on my recent trip

I hope you can all find time to visit Kit and Clowder and pick up this great stamp .

Happy Crafting love Carole x