Friday, 20 January 2017

Aurora Wings Flower Ballerina

Good morning to all my very special friends and  followers. I'm quite pleased today to be sharing a card I have made that isn't for one of my Design Team challenges. I was asked last year by a friend to make a 65th card for her . The recipient loves the theatre and ballet so I decided to use this Aurora Wings digi stamp I have had for ages and never used its a beautiful stamp called Flower Ballerina and  I loved painting her. The ladies birthday was yesterday so I'm safe to be sharing it with you today.


 

Close Up of the stamp

 

The Matching Box


Card and  Box Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Stamp is Flower Ballerina from Aurora Wings painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Shall We have Coffee Two Ladies and Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics all from Live and  Love Crafts
Butterfly dies are Joycraft
Square matting dies are Tonic
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon specials
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. Boyes Stores. Pearl flower is The Hobby House.Purple bead stem Live and Love Crafts and the pearl leaves my stash
Resin Frame is Melissa Francis and the sentiment computer generated
Dark Cream Cabouchon I bought at the GNPE Harrogate
Tag sentiments are from Lili of the Valley
8x8 box from Stella Crafts
Small pearl hearts Jelly Bean Crafts Ross Papercraft Show
Box sentiment I made on the computer

Well I hope that you are all looking forward to the weekend and  have some nice things planned . Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Noor Design January Challenge Anything Goes and The Ribbon Girl Any image Challenge




Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Anything That Shines

Good morning to all my friends and  followers its that Wednesday and the launch of a new Challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this week is Anything That Shines. We have one sponsor this week

 Prize - $12 credit to store




For my Design Team card I decided to use a pretty stamp called Blossom Girl.




Close up 



Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Papers are Pion Design Paris Flea Market Pink Fabric
Stamp is Blossom girl from Sami stamps painted with 
Copic and  Promarker Pens
Slver Frame is from my stash think they came in a card making kit I bought years ago.
Feather die is Hot of the Press Paper Artist might have come in a magazine.
Diamante trim was a gift from Julia one of my Design Team buddies.
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Grey Feather from some I was given.
Sparkly Flowers from Boyes Stores
Silver sparkler Dawn to Dusk Crafts
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley set Time to Party from the latest launch
Some clear Wink of Stella on the image 

Well I hope that you are all having a good week and  can find time to enter our challenge this week. I thought this was a great theme idea. Love and  hugs Carole x 


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Love to Dance

Good evening to all my friends and  followers. Today is the launch of a new challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps This will be our first challenge in 2017 and as always its anything goes as long as you use an All Dressed Up Stamp . If you don't have a one then there are some great freebies to be had on the challenge page HERE The prize for the random winner is 3 digi stamps in addition we also select a top three and one of those is asked to be a Guest Designer the following month.
For my Design Team card this month I've used a gorgeous stamp called Love to Dance


Close up


Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Love to Dance from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Die is Spellbinders Floral Oval
Papers are LOTV Timeless Victorian now retired
Fancy Border is Dutch Doobadoo
Net and organza flower trim are from Boyes Stores
Resin corner was from The Works
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, Dainty Crafts and rolled flowers from Poundland 
Wooden heart is from Whitby Crafts
Pearl hearts my stash
Some Wink of Stella on the image and flowers
Pearl trim The Hobby House 

Well the challenge runs for a month so plenty of time to enter . Hope everyone has had a good weekend  Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

007

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers. Its that Wednesday again and the start of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs this week our theme is Inspired by a Movie.
Our sponsor this week is


 

 Prize - choice of 3 single images



For my Design Team card I decided on a great fun image 007


The Stamp


Card Recipe

A5 card 
Stamp is 007 from Alicia Bell painted with Copic and Promarker pens then fusst cut.
Background paper was from the internet its a James Bond poster
Black and Silver Mirra Card both from Ross Papercraft Show
Film strip die is Sizzix from Michael's in Florida 
Mirrored embellishments from a pound shop in Liverpool
Gems from my stash the pearl ones are Kaisercraft.

Its ages since I made an A5 shaped card and quite enjoyed it for a change. The challenge runs for a week so I hope you can pop over and  take a look I always think these movie themes are good fun Hope everyone is well and having a great week. Love and  hugs Carole x





Saturday, 7 January 2017

Christmas Candles 2016

Good morning to all my friends and followers I hope you are all well and  enjoyed the first week of 2017. Today my post has a Christmas theme as this is something I intended to post the week before Christmas but as I ran out of time they didn't get on here so better late than never. I'm sharing the candles I made to give as small Christmas gifts to some of my friends. I hope you still enjoy seeing them even though Christmas seems ages ago now.










Candle Recipe

Candles are from Tesco and  Homebase
Spellbinder circle and scalloped circles to form the base
Ribbons and lace are from Crafty Ribbons , Whitby Crafts , Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Facebook page and tartan from my Christmas ribbon box
Pearl String is from The Hobby House, Boyes Stores, Ebay and  Ross Papercraft Show.
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts Hobby Lobby Florida and Michael's Florida 
Berries Cinnamon Sticks and trims are from Live and  Love Crafts, Noor Designs, Boyes Stores and  Dainty Crafts Washington.
Marianne Pine Branch die
Jute String Whitby Crafts and Wooden Christmas Tags Boyes Stores

Well I hope you all have a great weekend I've got some crafting to catch up on today then we are out tomorrow for lunch as its my husbands birthday . Managed to get some commenting done this week but still a bit behind but getting there. You will all just have to slow down so I can catch up only joking I love seeing your fabulous creations. Love and  hugs Carole x







Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Happy New Year and Big Eye Bookworm Fairy

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers firstly I hope you all had a great Christmas and  I want to wish each and every one of you  a very Happy New Year for 2017. Secondly apologies I have not been around in blogland. My husband was taken into hospital the week before Christmas not getting home till Christmas Eve. I had the family arriving that day so with hospital visits preparing for the holiday it was a a very busy time for me. We had our grandson for 5 days which was lovely .I then had a friend staying for New Year so a very busy time but enjoyable .
Hopefully I can now get back to my crafting properly now all the festivities are over.

Well today would you believe it's that Wednesday and our first challenge over at Crafting by Designs for 2107. Our theme this month is Anything Goes and  we have a great sponsor


Prize - choice of 3 single images

For my card I decided on a stamp called Big Eye Bookworm Fairy bit of a different style for me can you believe no lace, ribbon or flowers oh I must be under the weather !!!





Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Brick Paper was free in a magazine 
Stamp is Odd Ball Art painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils and  the lovely sentiment comes with the stamp
Green Birdsong filigree paper from Docrafts 
Tonic Square die
Wink of Stella on the image
Gems from my stash

Well I took the decorations down yesterday and  packed them away for another year . I hope I can get to see your lovely blogs very shortly. Don't forget to pop over and  take a look at the challenge it runs till the 25th January . Sorry about the photo of this card but its green my camera hates green and  the weather is very dark. Its much brighter than this. Enjoy your week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x




Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Night Before Christmas

Good evening everyone well not long to go now I hope you are all ready for the big day. Today I'm sharing a Christmas project I made to showcase one of the new release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps. Here is a peak at all four new Stamps they are gorgeous.


For my project I used The Night Before Christmas its just perfect . Sorry in advance a lot of photos on this post.

The Wall Hanging



Top Star


Middle Star


Bottom Star


Wall Hanging Recipe

Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps The Night Before Christmas I cropped the stocking from the bedpost for the second star and  the final star sentiment is from the All Dressed Up Stamp Happy Christmas Little Star they are all painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils 
Star stencil is Dutch Doobadoo from Noor Designs
Papers are Maja Designs I Wish 12x12 sheets Noor Designs
Christmas dies are both Joycraft
Spellbinder circle die
Liberty Bells are from Live and Love Crafts
Green twine is from Walmart in Florida
Wooden Sentiment is from Hobby Craft
Heart brads are from Michaels in Florida
Green stars my stash
Aged Mahogany Distress Ink Pad 

I finally feel I'm getting things in place for Christmas a few jobs in the house tomorrow getting ready for the family arriving on Christmas Eve . Its my Birthday today 21 again in my Dreams !!!.  Michael is taking me out for a meal tonight so looking forward to that.  I'll have one final post before Christmas . Still behind with everything in Blogland but hope that gets better in the New Year Love and  hugs Carole x 





Thursday, 15 December 2016

Time To Shine

Good evening everyone I hope everyone is set for Christmas not many sleeps left now. Today sees the launch of the last challenge for 2016 over at All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes as long as you use an All Dressed Up Stamp . If you don't have one then there are some lovely freebies on the Challenge Blog page. The prize for the winner is three stamps from the All Dressed up Shop.
For my Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Time to Shine


The Stamp


Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps Time to Shine painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design from Live and  Love Crafts
Frame die is Joycraft
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Poppy stamps poinsettia die
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon specials Facebook Shop
The corrugated paper I made with my crimping machine
Bark stars are from Live and  Love crafts
The clock embellishment was from The Works it was metal and I painted the edges with white Gesso and then inked them
Pink pearl gems
Pink Twine I bought in Walmart in Florida
Distress ink 

Well I know its a busy time but I hope you can popover and take a look at he challenge and  maybe enter a project this time. Enjoy the rest of the week and I'm hoping your Christmas preparations are going well. I'm still chasing my tail but slowly getting there. Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Noor Designs Challenge Sparkle





Thursday, 8 December 2016

Noel

Good morning everyone I'm back today to launch a new weekly challenge from Crafty Ribbons and our theme this week is Christmas
There's always a great prize and  this is this weeks prize for the lucky winner


For my Design Team card I wanted to use the lovely Christmas Rose ribbon so decided on a Lili of the Valley image Noel



Close up of the stamp


Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Papers are Kaisercraft
Stamp is Lili of the Valley Noel painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Ribbon is Christmas Rose from Crafty Ribbons 2016 collection
Christmas Candlestick Button is also from Crafty Ribbons
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, Hobby Lobby Florida, Poundland and berries from a Christmas cracker last year
Small wooden stars Whitby crafts
The Noel sentiment painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils comes with the stamp .
Wink of Stella on the flowers
Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle die

Well I hope everyone is having a great week and  can find time to take a look at the challenge. I'm hoping to start putting up my Christmas Decorations today exciting as I love Christmas .Love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Here Come The Holidays

Good morning to all my friends and  followers and  a very special welcome today to Emma my latest follower. I was so please to have her follow my blog as we met on Docrafts when I first started crafting about 7 years ago.
Well its that Wednesday again but this is the last its that Wednesday till 2017. So we have a bumper edition challenge over at Crafting by Designs lasting till the 28th December. Our theme this time is Here Come The Holidays .
We have four fantastic sponsors all giving great prizes to our winners.



  Prize - choice of 3 single digis OR 1 set of digis
  


Prize - choice of 3 single digis  


Di's Digis 
Prize - $12 voucher to store

Melonheadz 

Prize - choice of 1 bundle of digis 

Wow that's a lot of prizes .For my Design Team cards I've used images from two sponsors Beccy's Place and  Aliciabel.



The Inside



The Stamp





Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Family Reunion painted with Copic and  Promarker pens If you've not visited the Beccy's Place web page this is one of lots of gorgeous freebie images
Papers are Mulberry Wood from Crafters Companion  
Spellbinder circle die
Snow acetate was a present from my friend Barbara
Joycraft Winter Wishes star die
Pearl String The Hobby House
Happy Christmas Die came in a magazine
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts frosted with Gesso, white Wink of Stella and glitter
White star ribbon around the flowers from Whitby Crafts

Rino and  Reno




Close Up of the stamp



Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Papers are Lili of the Valley now retired
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Stamp is Aliciabel Rino and Reno painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Spellbinder die Labels 15
Fiskers tree border punch
Twine from my stash
Trees are from Hobby Craft
Coloured Bells are Whitby Crafts
Jingle Bells sentiment stamp is from the Christmas Wishes set from Lili of the Valley

Well that's it for 2016 from Crafting by Designs I hope you can find time to pop over and enter. I know this time of year can be really hectic  I've still got lots to do but its the same every year and  I usually get everything done. Crafting by Designs Challenges will start again on the 4th January 2017. Apologies for the quality of my photos this time my camera hates Acetate and Green!!!  Love and  hugs Carole x







Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Little Angel

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers . First I must apologise for not being around recently for many comments on your lovely Blogs. I had a very busy week last week decorator here most of the week and my husband has not been very well they thought he had a shin splint but after several weeks and  three hospital visits last week they think it may be a damaged or trapped nerve so waiting for x-ray results at present. Because of all this his mobility is not good so I'm doing more around the house not that I mind if it helps his recovery.
Now onto my card today its Wednesday so you've guessed its another challenge starting over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this months challenge is our very popular Anything Goes.
We have one sponsor

 Prize - choice of 2 single digis

For my Design Team card I used the lovely Little Angel stamp




Close up of the stamp



Card Recipe

Fanciful shaped card from Craftwork Cards
Papers are Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics form Live and  Love Crafts
Stamp is Little Angel from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Spellbinder Circle Die
Joycraft Winter Wishes Star die
Ribbon is from Whitby Crafts
Flowers and  berries are Hobby Lobby Florida ,Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash
Silver wooden stars are from The Range
Sentiment star is from Hobby Craft
Silver Eyelash trim is from Crafty Ribbons
Resin Angel Wild Orchid Crafts
Some Wink of Stella on her dress and  wings

Well I hope you all have a great week and  can pop over and  enter our last Anything Goes Challenge of 2016. Another busy week for me the decorating is finished had the carpet cleaner Monday,School Governor meeting yesterday and  I'm slowly getting the house back to normal. I've been making some new bedroom curtains and  they are now finally finished but worth the effort . Take care everyone Love and  hugs Carole x