Thursday, 29 September 2016

Moonlight Wishes

Good morning to all my friends and  followers today is the launch of a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge and the theme this fortnight is Anything Goes always very popular with everyone.
There is a great ribbon prize for the winner from The Crafty Ribbons Store.

For my Design Team card I made a Christmas card using some lovely ribbons and trims from The Crafty Ribbons Store . The stamp I used is Moonlight wishes from Lili of the Valley.




The Stamp


Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Stamp is Moonlight Wishes from Lili of the Valley painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Woodland Wishes from Lili of the Valley no longer available
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
 Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Joycraft  Christmas Stocking Washing Line from Noor Designs
Hessian stars The Pound Shop
Wooden stars Whitby Crafts
Postmark sentiment is Lili of The Valley sadly they are no longer on the web page.
Glamour Dust on the stars

Well I hope you are having a great week and can join in the fun over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge . Also don't forget to check out out Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Page and for those on Facebook we have a great page on there as well Crafty Ribbons on Facebook

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone love and  hugs Carole x







Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Favorite Season - Aurora Reindeer

Good morning to all my friends and followers as its Wednesday its another challenge over at Crafting by Designs Our challenge theme this week is to make something featuring your favorite season.
Our Sponsor this week is The Eastwind if you have not seen these stamps before then its worth taking a look they have some great images


 
Prize - 3 single digis

For my Design Team card I decided on Aurora Reindeer and my season is Christmas.



Close up of the stamp

 



Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Papers are Lili of the Valley no longer available
Brown card is Ross Papercraft Show 
Stamp is fromThe Eastwind Reindeer painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Ribbon is from Michael's Florida 
Reindeer buttons are Whitby Crafts
Hessian trees The Pound Shop
Small wooden trees with buttons Hobby Craft
Twine is from Walmart
Christmas Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley
Twinklets on her hat collar and  cuffs.

Well another week closer to Christmas so its a good time to make some extra Christmas cards. Hope you can enter the challenge this week Love and  hugs Carole x



Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Get Ready For Christmas

Good morning to all my lovely crafty friends and  followers . Its that Wednesday again and the start of  new challenge over at Crafting by Designs.. Our theme this week is our very popular Get Ready for Christmas Challenge..
We have one sponsor this week

                                                                          LUNAGIRL
                                                                     http://lunagirl.com

 

This company do some fabulous vintage collage sheets and this week the team are using images from the Winter Fun sheet.



Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Image is Lunagirl from the Winter Fun Collage sheet
Papers are Kaisercraft Turtle Dove
Kraft card Crafters Companion
Lace was a gift from one of my lovely Blog friends
Ribbon was from my stash
Flowers green from The Pound Shop, Red sparkle Rose from Michael's Florida
Pine branch die is Marianne
Pine cones are from Live and  Love Crafts and berries from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment is from Hobby Craft.

Well I hope that you are all well and  having a good week  It would also be great if you could find time to enter this weeks challenge.Love and  hugs Carole x





Thursday, 15 September 2016

Three Little Autumn Girls

Good Evening and  Happy Thursday everyone. Today sees the start of the Anything Goes Challenges over at All Dressed Up Stamps and is the first since our Summer break so quite exciting. As always the challenge is Anything Goes but you must use an All Dressed Up Stamp. I love them but if you don't have any there are some lovely Freebie stamps on the All Dressed up Challenge Blog just follow this link Freebies.

For my Design Team card I used a trio of lovely girlies called Three Little Autumn Girls and  some of the pretty Autumn papers also available in the shop.



The Stamp




Card Recipe

7x7  Blank Card
Stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps Three Little Autumn Girls from All Dressed Up Stamps Shop painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Autumn Papers 1 from the All Dressed Up Stamps shop and the colours and patterns are gorgeous 
Spellbinder Floral Oval die
Flower border die is Joycrafts cut twice and flowers used to layer.
Pearl String my stash might be Whitby Crafts
Pearls and gems from The Range and Michael's Florida
Sentiment is the Friendship Recipe from Lili of the Valley Recipe Sentiments
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Facebook Shop
Blue Hessian Flowers The Pound Shop
Rust flowers from Hobby Lobby Florida

Well I hope that everyone is looking forward to the weekend and maybe find the time to take a look at the challenge this time . Enjoy everyone whatever you are planning. Love and  hugs Carole x


le in the store.



Cute Fairy

Good morning everyone its another challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge today and  a lovely theme its Birthdays
As always the winner will receive a very generous ribbon prize from the Crafty Ribbons Store
For my Design Team Birthday card I decided to use a Lili of the Valley Stamp Cute Fairy. I think she was retired but I've noticed that you can get her now as a digi stamp.


The Stamp




Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Cute Fairy from Lili of the Valley painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja design Summer Basics from Live and  Love Crafts
Die is Spellbinder Labels Three
Fiskers punch to slot ribbon in
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley Fairy Sentiments
Wooden star and  Hessian my stash
Ground Expresso  Distress Ink


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Warm Hands Warm Heart

Good evening everyone today is the launch of a set of new release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps As we've been on our Summer break this is the first new stamps for a couple of months.
So here are the new stamps they are all gorgeous






For my Design Team card I used Warm Hands Warm Hearts its just gorgeous.




Close up of the stamp



The inside




Card Recipe

Shaped card from Ross Papercraft Show
Snowflake embossed card from Jelly Bean crafts
Stamp is Warm Hands Warm Heart from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Gold sparkle ribbon is from Whitby Crafts
Die is Spellbinder Opulent Ovals
Blue snowflakes are from Hobby Craft
Blue organza flower is from Hobby Lobby in Florida
Gold flower are from Dainty Crafts Washington 
Berries and  leaves my stash.
The gold string is from Whitby Crafts
Some wink of Stella on the hat and cup.

Well I hope you can pop over to the All dressed Up Stamps Challenge Blog and take a look at the new stamps and the other fabulous Design Team cards . If you fancy treating yourself to some this is the link to the All Dressed Up Stamps Shop. Sorry this post is a bit photo heavy.

 Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x



Little Snowflake Dancer

Good morning everyone as its Wednesday its the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our challenge theme this week is ribbons.

We have one sponsor this week



For my Design Team card I decided on a stamp called Little Snowflake Dancer and I've made her into a Christmas plaque.



A Close Up




Christmas Heart Plaque Recipe

MDF heart from MDF man at York craft show
Papers are First Addition
Image is Little Snowflake dancer painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Snowflake die is Alpine Snowflake from Memory Box
Spellbinder Oval die
Pom Pom trim The Ribbon Girl
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Pearl String The Hobby House
Happy Christmas ribbon Crafty Ribbons
Wooden Snowflake Whitby Crafts
Sequins from my stash

Well I hope you can pop over and  join in the challenge I know lots of you enter and  also love using ribbons . I'll be back later today with a second post . This two on one day is becoming a bit of a habit !!
Enjoy Love and  hugs Carole x





Friday, 2 September 2016

Flower Fairy

Good evening to all my Friends and  Followers tonight sees the launch of the challenges again over at All Dressed Up Challenge Blog after our Summer break.We are not starting our challenges till the 15th September but to start things of we are firstly having a competition and a Design Team call. So you need to pop over and enter the competition and have a look at the changes that are being made.
If you love working with All Dressed Up Stamps then you might want to take a look at applying for the Design Team.


This is my card using Flower Fairy to inspire everyone.




Close up of the Stamp




Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Papers are Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics from Live and  Love Crafts
Stamp is Flower Fairy painted with Copic and Promarker pens from All Dressed Up Stamps Flower Fairy
Die is Marianne Flower Leaf and  Circle.
Lace is from Whitby Crafts
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl trim and  flowers are from The Hobby House
Butterfly is a Martha Stewart Punch
Ribbon my stash
Some Wink of Stella on her wings and dress

Well I hope you take some time to pop over and take a look at the new challenge arrangements and  enter the great competition I would love for one of my followers to win don't forget the Design Team call as well. Have a great weekend everyone love and  hugs Carole x






Thursday, 1 September 2016

Its Snowing

Good evening everyone I'm back again today to share a Design Team card I've made to launch the new challenge over on  All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Page and the theme for this month is Pretty Pastels. For my card I used the lovely Snowman stamp called It's Snowing.



Close up of the Stamp



Card Recipe

Shaped card and  layers made with a Dutch Doobadoo stencil from Noor Designs
Papers are Lili of the Valley no longer available
Stamp is It's Snowing from all Dressed up Stamps painted with Copic and Promarker Pens
Spellbinder circle die
Joycraft lamppost and tree die.
Fence die is from Crafty Sentiments
Eyelash trim is from Crafty Ribbons
Pearl snowflakes are The Hobby House
Some Icicle Stickles on the trees lamppost and  fence.
Sentiment is Whimsy Stamps Winter Letter Seals

Have a great evening everyone and I hope you can enter this challenge you do have to use an All Dressed up Stamp but if you don't have one there are some great freebies on the blog Here 
Love and  hugs Carole x





Winter

Good morning everyone today sees the launch of a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge its our first challenge after our summer break and  the theme this fortnight is anything goes. As always there is a great ribbon prize for the winner from the Crafty Ribbons Store

For my design team card I used the Lili of the Valley girl stamp Winter I do like these they look so classy and the fabulous Patchwork Rose Peace,Love and Joy Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons




Close up of the Stamp




Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Peace Love and Joy ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Stamp is Winter girl from Lili of the Valley painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Lili of hte Valley a discontinued Christmas Pad
Sparkle Snowflakes behind the image are from The Dollar Store in Florida
Pearl Snowflakes are The Hobby House
Peace Love and  Joy sentiment is a magazine freebie
Glamour Dust on the image

Well this is my first post today another one to follow this evening its like the buses everything comes at once Love and  hugs Carole x







Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Little Skater

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers its Wednesday again so another challenge over at Crafting by Designs and  this week its the return of our very popular Anything Goes Challenge

We have two sponsors this week


All Dressed Up Stamps
Prize: winners choice of 3 digi images from etsy store




I decided to use an image from All Dressed up Stamps called Little Skater



Close up of the Stamp





Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
stamp is All Dressed Up Stamps Little Skater painted with Copic and  Promarker pens
Papers are Lili of the Valley Snow Princess pad no longer available
Spellbinder circle die
Memory box Frostyville border
Silver spray flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, Boyes Stores and the silver rose from Hobby Lobby Florida
Star trim and white net trim from my stash
Sentiment is Whimsy Stamps Winter Letter Seals
Stickles Glitter Glue around the die
Wink of Stella on her dress

Well I hope your week is going well and  you can join in this months great challenge Love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Hat Tipping Snowman

Good morning everyone and  yes it is that Wednesday again and the Design Team at Crafting by Designs are back with our challenges after our Summer break. So today we are starting with our very popular Get Ready for Christmas Challenges. They are a great way to keep ahead making a stock of Christmas cards.and  projects.

We have one sponsor this week

Prize - $10 Gift Certificate


For my Design Team project I used a great stamp called Hat Tipping Snowman  from Fred She Said he's fab especially if you love snowmen. For my Design I decided to make a Christmas Wall Hanging.



Close Up of the Snowman stamp 





Wall Hanging Recipe

Oblong wall hanger from my local garden centre comes with the jute string hanger.
Stamp is Hat Tipping Snowman from Fred She Said painted with Copic and  Promarker pens then fussy cut.
Papers are a Lili of the Valley pad no longer available such a shame I love this pad.
 Memory Box Frostyville border die
Poppy Stamps stitched landscape dies
Marianne Snowflake die and  Alphabet die 
Coming Home for Christmas Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons

I hope everyone is enjoying the week and  can find time to join in our challenges again after our summer break. Love and  hugs Carole x







Friday, 19 August 2016

Oliver Kicking About

Good evening everyone tonight I'm sharing a card I've made using one of the Lili of the Valley teenage stamps. I like these stamps perfect for the young men who are all so difficult to come up with ideas for.



Close up of the Stamp




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Oliver Kicking About painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are the Yellow Spot is Docrafts and the Blue Gingham from my box not sure of the make. Blue card is from Ross Papercraft Show.
Rectangle die is Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Star die is MFT Dienamics 
Wooden sentiment is from Michael's Florida and  the wood arrow is from Hobby Lobby in Florida
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley
Craftwotk cards Candi
Blue distress ink on edges of wood sentiments


Well I hope everyone is looking forward to some nice things at the weekend. I'm doing some crafting Sunday as hubby is at the football its the first home game for the new season so he'll be happy and  I'll have to endure Match of the Day and  Super Sunday till next year!! I'm still catching up on comments but getting there and  I'll be back later in the week as the Design Team holidays are coming to an end and challenges are starting again. Hope everyone is well and I'm sending special wishes to a couple of my followers who are going through some difficult times right now. Thinking of you all and sending love and hugs Carole x.    







Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Harbourside

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers I hope you all had a great weekend and  are enjoying the lovely weather especially those of you who are on holiday. Today I'm posting another of the projects we made recently at the craft group I go to. This was a one of my designs but the Beach Huts embossing folder belongs to Pamela another of my craft group friends. I used a stamp for this card that I have had for ages I have a few of these Michael Powell stamps they are great for the men. I actually met Michael Powell three years ago when I went to the quilt show at the NEC with my friend Val he was selling his fabulous cross stitch designs which these stamps are based on. Anyway enough rambling this is my card.


Card Recipe

6x6 blank card
Beach Huts embossing folder belongs to a friend not sure of the make
Stamp is Michael Powell Harbour side by Do crafts painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Docrafts I think its called Sail Away
Coredinations card stock is Tim Holtz and sanded on the beach hugs
Twine is from The Range
Anchor is from Whitby Crafts
Candi is Craftwork cards.
La La Land banner die
Sentiment is Lili of The Valley Vertical Sentiments

Have a great week everyone I'm a bit behind this week with comments but will get there. I know you have all been doing some amazing crafting. Love and  hugs Carole x 







Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Tea Bag Christmas Tree

Happy Wednesday everyone I hope you are all well and doing some great things. Its not that Wednesday today however as my three Design Teams are currently on Summer breaks till September I'm busy crafting but most of the things are for challenges in September so not got anything to post just yet.

I've decided over the next couple of weeks to share some makes from the Craft Group I go to that I haven't posted on here.. Since we lost our last leader sometime ago three of us take turns to make a project for the group to make. Today I 'm sharing a design from my crafty friend Carol and they are Christmas cards using a tea bag folded Christmas tree. I really enjoyed making these such fun and I was really pleased with the finished Christmas cards




Card Recipe

6x6 Blank cards
Papers are from Craftwork Cards Christmas Collections
Coloured card from the group
Sentiments are Craftwork cards and the silver one my stash
Wooden frame was from The Works
Silver star The Range
Wooden star Ross Papercraft Show
Craftwork Cards Candi
Jute twine Whitby Crafts

I've found a link on U Tube which I'm adding here in case anyone fancies having a go .Tea Bag Folding Christmas Tree

Finally I'm finishing with a photo my friend Lorna took last week while I was away with the Golden Girls in Liverpool We had a fab day out in Chester with our friend Chris and her husband Jeff it was great to catch up with them as they live in the Wirral so we don't see them as much as we'd like. This was us all enjoying coffee in the sunshine  before our lovely trip on the river followed by dinner and drinks. 



Enjoy your week everyone love and  hugs Carole x