Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Be My Valentine

Good evening everyone, well I'm back with a second post today and this is to showcase the February release of stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps these are the four new stamps. They are all gorgeous and just right for this time of year Valentines, Anniversary's and  Weddings so many other uses as well.



Be My Valentine
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Little Birdie
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Love Heart
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Some Bunny Loves Me
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For my Design Team card I used the gorgeous teddy Be My Valentine




The Inside



Close up of the Stamp


Card Recipe

Heart Shaped card and layers made form a Dutch Doobadoo Stencil from Noor Designs
Stamp is Be My Valentine from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers and heart paper border are Maja Design I Wish Santa would fill my Stocking 12x12 sheet from Noor Designs
Kraft Card is Crafters Companion, Red card my box.
Heart border Die is Joycrafts
Heart Banner die is La La Land 
The love wooden sentiment comes backed with red felt was from a pack I was given by a friend
Small red hearts are from the banner die.

Well I know its a bit late for Valentine's day but this would make a great birthday card as well just needs a new sentiment . I do love this teddy he's so cute. I hope you find time to pop over to the shop and take a look at Wendy's great stamps. There is also some further inspiration on the All Dressed Up Stamps Blog from more of the Design Team Dressy Girls
Enjoy the rest of your evening. Love and  hugs Carole x



Raspberry House Wall Hanging

Good morning to all my special friends and followers you guessed its that Wednesday again and  another challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme for this week is It's Almost Spring quite apt for this week in the UK when we have had some warmer Spring weather. However I feel its a bit premature to pack away the winter woollies and boots just yet looking at the forecast for the next few days.
We have a great sponsor this week


Prize - choice of 1 set


This is a great Australian company with some beautiful stamps and they also have a great selection of freebies as well on the Beccy's Place Blog so generous.

For my Design Team project I decided on a stamp from the Raspberry House Set. I  resized it and made it into a wall hanging. Its a bit different so hope you like it.







Wall Hanging Recipe


Stamp is Raspberry House Digi set from Beccy's Place backed onto 300gsm card and then fussy cut. .I then painted it with Derwent Inktense Pencils it did take quite a while to do.
The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts cream Cherry Blossoms painted with Inktense pencils and Copic pens to match the flowers I painted on the stamp
Butterfly punch is Martha Stewart 
Papers for butterflies are Craftwork Cards
Bird brad was from a pack from Jelly Bean Crafts at Ross Papercraft Show
Home Sweet Home letters are Tim Holtz
Ribbon Hanger is Martha Stewart ribbon from Michael's in Florida
 Green pearl string my stash

Well I hope you can all join in our challenge this week I think its a lovely theme Its Almost Spring and I just hope it is. I'll be back this evening with another post so hope to see you all again soon. Love and  hugs Carole x 




Wednesday, 15 February 2017

I Love My Puppy

Good evening everyone well I'm back with my second post of the day This is so unusual for me two posts in one day. Its so like the buses they all  come along together.
Tonight  is the launch of a new challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps as always its an Anything Goes Challenge  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 I Love My Puppy



Close Up




Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is I Love My Puppy from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Spring Basics
Card is Tim Holtz Milled Lavender
Summer Border die cut twice and layered and the Iron Gate die are both Memory Box
Frame die is Leane Creatief Classic Rectangle from Buddly Crafts
Butterfly punch Martha Stewart
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop
Yellow Rafia Bows on string are also from Brenda's shop
Pearl String is The Hobby House
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley sadly another one no longer available
Cream Viva pearl pen to make the small pearl dots on the image, butterflies and sentiment.

The challenge runs until the 14th March so plenty of time to get crafting and enter your fabulous cards. Just remember to use an All Dressed Up Stamp.Enjoy the rest of your evening everyone.Love and  hugs Carole x



Polka Dot Birthday Elephant

Good morning to all my friends and followers I hope everyone is well. Its that Wednesday so its the start of another challenge over at Crafting by Designs Our theme for this weeks challenge is Polka Dots. We have one sponsor this week giving a great prize.

Prize - choice of 4 single images

For my Design Team card  I used a lovely Bugaboo stamp called Birthday Elephant he's so cute.


 Close up



Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Birthday Elephant from Bugaboo painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Blue spot Kanban, Red Spot from my box and Yellow Spot is Echo Park
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
Star Die is Die'namics
Stitched edge Balloon die came free in a magazine
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley Postage set no longer available
 Bakers twine is Docrafts
Red spotted wooden elephant button is from Whitby Crafts

Well I hope everyone had a lovely Valentines Day yesterday and you all enjoy the rest of the week The challenge is open till the 21st February so I hope you can join in. Love and  hugs Carole x





Saturday, 11 February 2017

Embossing and Dies

Happy Saturday everyone I hope that everyone is well and  keeping warm its freezing here but thankfully we have no snow at present. Today I thought I'd share a card with you all that I made as a sample for the ladies at the craft group I go to on a Thursday to make this week. They asked to do an embossed card with dies so this is what I came up with. Its a fairly straightforward design as we have different levels of ability in the group.





Card Recipe

I made the A5 cards from a sheet of 300gsm card
Purple card and the smooth white card are both from  Ross Papercraft show 
A4 dots embossing folder is Die'sire from Crafters Companion
The medallion design A4 embossing folder came free with my Ebosser
The centre die is Spellbinders from the Moroccan Accents set I bought it in Michael's in Florida
Spellbinder Circle die for the sentiment
Leaf die is Joycrafts
The flower dies are Poppystamps dies  
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley Post Mark stamps sadly they no longer have this in either rubber or digi. Such a shame as its a sentiment stamp set I use a lot.
Pearls and ribbon from my stash 
Corner rounder used on the bottom of the banner strips 

Some of the ladies found matching the strips and  getting then placed evenly a bit of a challenge but everyone got there in the end and everyone got finished in the two hours we have.
Well Michael is going to football this afternoon the first time he's made it this year so I'm crafting and catching up on a couple of phone calls in the warm !! Enjoy the weekend everyone love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Amore - Love and Romace

Good morning to all my friends and  followers well another week gone and in a flash its that Wednesday again so another challenge over at Crafting by Designs as its getting very close to Valentines Day our theme for this week is Love and Romance.
Our sponsor for this week is

Prize - choice of 2 single digis

For my Design Team card I've used an image called Amore






Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Papers are Docrafts very old pad.
Stamp is Amore All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Kraft Card is Crafters Companion
I made the crimped heart from some packaging I got in a parcel at Christmas edged with some white gesso and cut from a Dutch Dobadoo heart Shape Art Stencil from Noor Designs
Heart lace is from Dainty Crafts Washington
Red pearl string from Whitby Crafts
Red Hearts cut from a Quickutz die
Love Ticket is Tim Holtz edged with gesso
Wooden hearts from Whitby Crafts
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and rolled flower Poundland
Sentiment Stamps came free in a Magazine recently
White Wink of Stella on the hearts

Well I hope you can find time to enter our challenge they seem very popular with everyone at present. Have a great week hope you can all find time for nice things and some crafting as well. Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into In The Pink Challenge Love and Romance just hope its got enough Pink. 



Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Hearts and Roses

Good morning to all my friends and  followers and  a special welcome today to  my latest follower Kelly thank you for following my blog,
Its that Wednesday again today so its the start of a new monthly Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafting by Designs,
We have a couple of great sponsors this time;



Prize - choice of 1 bundle, b/w or colored


Fred She Said 

Prize - $10 gift certificate to store

I decided to use a lovely stamp called Hearts and Roses from Fred She Said for my Design Team card, I also made a heart shape card using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil I got at Christmas. The stamp is the whole heart shape not just the flowers so it fit really well on the stencil



Close up of the stamp
 



The Inside


Card Recipe

Stamp is Fred She Said Hearts and  Roses fussy cut and painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Heart card made with a Dutch Doobadoo stencil from NoorDesigns
Papers are the heart one an old Docrafts pad and the Roses paper is Simply Floral from Papermania
Pearl String The Hobby House
Pink twine from Walmart in Florida
Sentiments are from a Lili of the Valley Simply Sophisticated set
Pearl hearts from a Ross Papercraft Show
Glamour Dust on the edges of the flowers

Well I cannot believe that its the first day of February already what happened to January over in a flash.  I hope you can all find time to enter our challenge you have all been making some amazing cards recently. Thank you for the lovely comments you all left on my last couple of posts so kind Enjoy the week everyone love and  hugs Carole x


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Fifi Bubbles

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers its Wednesday so its the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting By Designs and the theme this week is Pink Pretty and  Girlie. I'm sure a few of you will enjoy that I know a lot of you are big pink fans.
Our sponsor this week is





 Prize - choice of 3 single images


For my Design Team card I used a lovely Girlie image called Fifi Bubbles



The inside


Card Recipe

Flower shaped card from Craftwork cards
Pink Papers came free in a magazine
Stamp is Fifi Bubbles painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Die is Marianne Circle ,Leaf and  Flower
Lace, Ribbon and  Pearls are all from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop
Flowers are Wild Orchid Craft
Resin frame is Melissa Francis from Live and Love Crafts I made it into a mirror by adding a piece of silver mirra card to the back
Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley Everything's Better set 
Some clear Wink of Stella on the Bubbles
Corner rounder on the sentiment

I was a bit disappointed with my background idea I tried to get the impression of steam but not sure it came out the way I thought it would. 
I hope you can pop over and  enter the challenge especially all you Pink fans Have a great week. Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into  In The Pink What's New Challenge my new goodies are the stamp Fifi Bubbles, the lace and ribbon and the LOTV sentiment stamp. 




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