Thursday, 22 February 2018

All Dressed Up Stamps Busy Shopping


Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and  having a great week..My post today is to showcase the February new release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps. As always they are all fabulous designs.  So here they are




For my card I used the lovely Busy Shopping stamp .




Card Recipe



7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Busy Shopping from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Brown card is from Ross Papercraft.
Pale Turquoise card my box
Chandelier paper is from a very very old Docrafts Chatsworth pad 
Lace is from Whitby Crafts
Grass die is Joycraft
Lamp post die is also Joycraft
Square stitched die is eBay and the Stitched rectangle dies are Lawn Fawn
Sentiment stamps are from a Crafter's Companion stamp set Frou Frou Shoppe
Square foil chipboard button is English Moss set from Colorbok
Charm is from my box the closest I had to a handbag shape 
Twine from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook Shop
Clear Wink of Stella

This is a lovely design if you like doing CAS cards as it looks great with very few embellishments as well . If you pop over to the challenge blog HERE there are some more cards from the Design Team using all of these new release images. If you have never used All Dressed Up Stamps before there are some freebies on that page as well to get you started. 
Also if anyone is interested we have a Design Team call out for new Design Team members. If you are interested the details are on our All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Page .
Enjoy the rest of the week Love and  hugs Carole x





Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Friendship Emily Showers of Love

Good morning everyone its Wednesday so the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and  our theme for this week is Friendship.

We have a great sponsor this week.

Prize - $15 gift certificate to store




For my Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Emily Showers of Love.I decided to use yellow on this card for a change its a colour I rarely use.




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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Blue and white paper is from some I was given not sure of the make
Stamp is Emily Showers of Love from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Wonky stitched circle die is Creative Dies Plus from Craft Stash
Butterfly heart die is Joycraft from Noor Designs
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop
Yellow card my stash
Sentiment stamp is Lili of the Valley sorry but it no longer seems available even as a digi
Paris Dusk Memento Ink pad
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and  Boyes Stores
Love Sentiment was from Dunelm

I hope that you can enter our challenge this time that's quite a generous prize from our sponsor. Have a great week everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x



Thursday, 15 February 2018

Feeling Spoilt

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers This evening is the launch of a new 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 February Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Feeling Spoilt There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the challenge blog





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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Feeling Spoilt from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Fika collection Leja's Cafe and  Blommer Pa Bordet from Live and  Love Crafts now closed
Die is LDRS Gilded Oval from Dies to Die For
Penny black Heart Banner 
Stitched Heart die eBay
Organza trim is from Wild Orchid Crafts sadly its no longer available
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts Boyes Stores and  the berry stems Live and Love Crafts
Sentiment is from Little Darlings All Dressed Up Stamp set Looking Gorgeous
Pearl Hearts Jelly Bean Crafts
Some Wink of Stella on her dress and  glass

Well I hope you can find time to enter our challenge this month . Have a great evening and weekend everyone We are going to Manchester tomorrow to our Son and Daughter in Laws Looking forward to cuddles with Miles and also getting the first four Roman Blinds I've made hung. Love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Valentine's Day

Good morning to all my special friends and  followers and  a very Happy Valentine's Day to you all. Its also Wednesday so the launch of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and guess what our theme this week is Valentine's Day

Our sponsor for this week is


Prize - choice of 2 images from store

For my Design Team card I used a lovely Valentine stamp called Kiss for Valentines





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Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Stamp is Kiss for Valentines from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paper is Mr & Mrs from Best Creation Inc.
Maroon card from Ross Papercraft
Stitched Square and Heart dies 
Love die is Marianne
Leaf die is Joy craft
Heart corner die is from eBay
Organza flower from Boyes Stores
Grey pearl hearts Jelly Bean Crafts
I made the sentiment on the computer as the Valentine sentiment stamps I had didn't fit the heart shape.

Have a lovely Valentine's Day everyone and  I hope if  you have made any cards for your loved one's you can enter our challenge. After a week with no posts I'll be spoiling you with another post tomorrow evening . Love and  hugs Carole x









Wednesday, 7 February 2018

A-La -Pram

Good morning everyone its Wednesday again and  the launch of a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs as its the start of the month its our ever popular Any thing Goes Challenge.
Our sponsor for this challenge is

Prize - $10 credit to store 

This sponsor only gives one image per design team and  we were given a stamp called A-La-Pram
It was very interesting to see  the variations in the Design Team Projects using the same image





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Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Papers are from a Maja Design Vintage Baby pad I bought from Live and  Love Crafts
Stamp is A-La-Pram from Digi Stamps 4 joy painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Sentiments are from the Maja paper pad 
 Marianne Circle Leaf and  Flower die
Circle die Spellbinder
Crisp pink ribbon from Boyes Stores
Pram Charm my stash
Flowers are Wild Orchid crafts
Twine and pink pearls my box

I hope that you all are having a great week and  can join our challenge this month. Love and  hugs Carole x

Thursday, 1 February 2018

White on White

Good morning to all my special friends and followers and  I hope everyone is keeping well there seems so many bugs about at present.
Its Thursday today and I go every Thursday morning to a craft group and we take turns to make a project for the others to make.  Its my turn today and  I've made a White on White birthday card. I got the idea to do a birthday card as they all liked the White on White Christmas card I made in December plus I do like doing White on White. I know a couple of people said on my last White on White post they never work for them. I think the secret is to use the same card for all the elements as there are so many shades of white in card and  paper.





Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Smooth white card Ross Papercraft
Corner rounder
Spellbinder Floral Oval and Oval die to cut out the centre
Summer Border and Chloe stem dies are Memory box
 Flowers are an eBay find
Sentiment with butterfly came free in a magazine ages ago
Pearl String The Hobby House
Pearl roses Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Face book shop 


Finally I thought I'd finish with a couple of photos of Miles as I've not shared any for a while. The first one was taken in our garden at Christmas building his snowman with lots of help from Daddy and Granddad not sure who enjoyed it the most !!
The second photo was taken last Saturday when he went to see the trains at Manchester Piccadilly Station and then went back home on a train he had such fun.

Hugs for my Snowman December 2017




My first visit to a BIG Train Station






Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x








Saturday, 27 January 2018

Paper Weaving

Good morning to all my friends and  followers I hope you are all keeping well and  looking forward to the weekend
Today I'm sharing something a bit different. Last Thursday at the craft group I go to we did paper weaving something I have not done for a while. I managed to make two cards which I finished at home with some embellishments so thought you might like to see them. They are both made with the same technique but very different style cards. I also used a 5x7 card on one of them something I've not used in a long time .





Card Recipes

6x6 blank card and 5x7 blank card
Kraft card
Papers are Docrafts Papermania Capsule elements wood and  Blue Pure Frozen design pad I bought at Poundland
Both the frame dies and the flower die are eBay finds.
Sentiment stamps are Lili of the Valley Time to Party currently on sale for £2.50 and Handwritten Phrases now only available as a digi set
Hessian Stars from Poundland ages ago.  
Bark stars I think from Live and  Love crafts before they closed
Pale blue flower pearls Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop
Other blue pearls and  tiny organza bow my box
Blue Memento Ink Pad Paris Dusk

Hope you enjoy these we certainly had fun at class making them and I was pleased how they turned out, its good to do something different from time to time. Love and  hugs Carole x






Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Gaffi

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers and a special welcome to my new follower Viv thank you for following my blog I hope you find time to visit often .
My post today is to launch the new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this week is Buttons and/or Bows. We have a lovely sponsor this week


Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

For my card I decided on a lovely cute image called Gaffi


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Card Recipe


6x6 blank card
Stamp is Gaffi from Crafty Sentiments Designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Papers are Dovecrafts Back to Basics True Blue
Stitched Circle dies
MFT Star die
Wooden elephant and  stars are from Whitby Crafts
Cute as a Button sentiment stamp is from Hobby Craft 
 Navy Bakers Twine

Well I hope you are all well and  can enter our challenge this week its a fun theme. I'm sure everyone has a button and a ribbon bow hidden away !!
Enjoy the rest of the week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge the theme is new so for me New baby and New papers  




Friday, 19 January 2018

White on White Christmas

Good morning to all my special friends and  followers. My post today is a card I started at our last craft group meeting of 2017. I didn't get it finished and have just finished it this week. I do like white on white so this will be my first Christmas card for 2018 not the last in 2017. Our craft group was due to start again yesterday but because of the very bad snow we had yesterday it will now not start back till next week.




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Snowflake embossed card from Jelly Bean Crafts
Dies are Poinsettia flower is Poppy stamps
Pine branch and Ivy leaves are from Marianne dies
Holly branch is Joycraft
Sentiment die came free in a magazine ages ago
White flower pearl string is The Hobby House

Well I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend we still have snow so I hope it goes quickly. I have some food shopping and errands to do today. I'll be doing more work on the blinds later today and tomorrow. Enjoy the weekend everyone and keep warm if you have this bad weather. Love and  hugs Carole x .







Monday, 15 January 2018

Abi Ballerina

Good evening to all my lovely friends and  followers This evening is the launch of a new Monthly Challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps our first in 2018. 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 January Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called Abi Ballerina There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the challenge blog




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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Abi Ballerina from all Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paper is Maja Design Sofiero The Magnificent Flower Path
Heart die and leaf die are both Joycraft
Oval die is a recent purchase from ebay
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts I painted the white one to match the design
Blue Pearl string is The Hobby House
Organza frilled trim from Joann's in Florida 
Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley Everything's Better stamp set
The paper hearts are the waste from the Joycraft die
Clear wink of stella
Pearls from my box
Memento Paris blue ink pad for the sentiment stamp

Well I hope you can enter our challenge this time we love seeing how you use All Dressed Up Stamps
Before I go just wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely comments I received on my Husbnd's Birthday card we both really appreciated them. Have a lovely evening everyone and enjoy the week Love and  hugs Carole x






Friday, 12 January 2018

Lazy Afternoon

Good afternoon everyone I hope you are all keeping warm and  have had a great week. Today I'm sharing the card I made for my Husbands Birthday which was on Monday. He had a lovely day and  we both enjoyed a nice meal out in the evening at one of our favourite pubs The Dun Cow in Sedgefield.
For his card I used one of my Lili of the Valley stamps that was one of the first ones I ever bought called Lazy Afternoon and if you are interested in it they still have it as a rubber stamp its great for all men occasions .



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Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Papers are from a My Minds Eye 12x12  pad
Stamp is Lili of the Valley Lazy Afternoon painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Wonky Stitched Square die is a Creative die from Craft Stash
Happy Birthday large button was from Ross Ppercraft
Its your day stamp is from  Lili of the Valley Calendars Set
Twine is from my stash
Husband sentiment I made on the computer 
Maroon Gems from Michael's Florida
Love sentiment from a pack I got at Dunelm 

Well I hope you all have a lovely weekend I've just started stitching again making some Roman Blinds now for my Son and  Daughter in Law its certainly keeping me busy !! 

I'm going to enter this into the Lili of The Valley Challenge I was very lucky last month and  won a £15 voucher I've not spent it yet as I like the look of a couple of the new release stamps out on Monday Take Care everyone. Love and  hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Lili of the Valley Challenge January Something New my new is the Wonky stitched die I got for Christmas






Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Strawberry Cake Birthday Fairy

Good morning to all my friends and  followers well I've finally got back to my crafting and  this post is to launch the new challenge over at Crafting by Designs our theme for this challenge is Use Your Washi Tape I have to say its not something I use and  had to dig deep in my boxes to find some among my scrapbook stash that I haven't used much since I got addicted to card making.
We have a great sponsor this time


Prize - $12 gift certificate to shop


For my Design team card I used a lovely stamp called Strawberry Cake Birthday Fairy



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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Strawberry Cake Birthday Fairy painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Paperer is Maja Design Coffee in the Arbor Raspberries
Green card is Tim Holtz
Wonky stitched square die is a Creative Dies Plus from Craft Stash
Strawberry border die is Joycraft
Green spot washi tape is Martha Stewart from Michael's in Florida at least 10 years ago 
Deep Pink flower was part of my Christmas gifts from a friend
White flowers from Boyes Stores
Sentiment stamp tags are Lili of the valley
Pearls my stash
Raspberry Border strip is from the Maja paper
Clear Wink of Stella on her dress wings and wands

Well I hope you are all crafting again and  can enter our challenge. Like me you might have a roll of washi tape in the bottom of a box you have never used.!!!

Before I go I want to wish all of you a very Happy, Healthy and  Prosperous New Year 2018  Love and  Hugs Carole x


Friday, 22 December 2017

All Dressed Up Stamps Christmas House

Good evening to all my lovely Friends and Followers tonight my post is to showcase the December New Release stamps from All Dressed Up Stamps There are four new Christmas Designs and  again they are all fabulous and here they are,

Christmas Couple
Christmas House 
Christmas Pooch
Christmas Robins



For my Design Team card I used the gorgeous Christmas House. As its so close to Christmas I went for a real traditional look with Reds and Greens.


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Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is All Dressed up Stamps Christmas House painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are My Paper Studio Watermark Christmas Floral from Hobby Lobby in Florida
Green Vellum for Holly Ross Papercraft
Dies are Postage Stamp Rectangle from eBay, Pine Branch is Marianne, Holly branch Joy Craft and  Poinsettia is a Spellbinder die
Berries eBay
Pine Cones Live and  Love Crafts
Velvet Ribbon my box
Red and  Green card might be Ross Papercraft

Well I hope you can take a look at the new stamps they are all lovely. Well its the last weekend before the big day. I hope you are all ready and still feeling very relaxed !! Love and  hugs Carole x