Sunday, 22 April 2018

Play Day

Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and have had a great weekend..My post today is to showcase the April 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 fabulous designs.each month. So here they are .

Counting Sheep

Oriental Girl



Play Day
For my Design Team card I used Play Day



 Close Up




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card 
Stamp is Play Day from All Dressed up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Denim Paper is K&Company
Red card my box
Sizzix Tim Holtz Bracket die 
Stitched Square dies
Twine is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon specials Facebook shop
Dog button from Whitby Crafts
Sentiments tags are Lili of the Valley and  the other sentiment is from their Its Time to Party stamp set
Wooden Adventure sentiment was in a Heidi Swapp set I bought at Joann's in Florida
Wooden Stars are from Ross Papercraft
Wink of Stella on her glasses 

Well I hope you take a look at these new release stamps that are all now on sale in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy page. 
Have a lovely evening everyone Love and  hugs Carole x



Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Steampunk

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers its Wednesday so a new weekly Challenge starting today over at Crafting by Designs and  our theme is Steampunk

Our sponsor for this Challenge is


Prize - $15 gift certificate to shop


The Design Team were given this sheet to work with from Lunagirl



I have to say Steampunk is not my normal style but I decided to give it a go and made this tag using a couple of the images.








Tag Recipe

Tag shape made from Crafters Companion Kraft card rounded at the corners with a X cut corner rounder.
Black Mirra Card
Steampunk 12x12 papers are from my box I was given them and have had them ages they might be Do crafts but not certain
Lunagirl sheet Steampunk Girls 
Frame die is Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight
Black lace my box might be Boyes
Linen clock embellishment I think I bought in a pack from Michael's ages ago
Wings charm was from Wild Orchid Crafts
Metal cogs are from Michael's in Florida
Time sentiment I cut from the paper
Other sentiments are Tim Holtz Ideology pad Small Talk
 Ground Espresso Distress Ink on the edges and  clock tag

 Well I hope you can enter this challenge I'm not sure how many of you like Steampunk but it was a fun thing to do. Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x





Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Train Door Plate and Miles

Good morning everyone today I'm sharing a Train Door Plate I made recently for my Grandson Miles I gave it to him at the weekend as he loves his trains and he was delighted with this present .





Recipe

The wooden plaque and buttons kit I got from a company called Button-It they have a fabulous selection of wooden things
Painted with Pro marker and  Copic Pens
Twine is from my stash
Velcro on the back


Finally I'm finishing with a few photos of Miles in his playroom with his train set .He's growing so fast and will be 3 in June .








I loved making this especially as it was for Miles and it was something very different. Enjoy your day I'll be back tomorrow with another post. Love and  hugs Carole x


Sunday, 15 April 2018

A Star Is born

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 April Design Team card I used a lovely stamp called A Star Is Born There are also more fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team to inspire you all over on the challenge blog





 Close Up




Card Recipe

7x7 Card 
Stamp is A Star Is Born from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design from The Vintage Baby Pad
Cream card 
Stitched circle die
Pearl string is The Hobby House
Flowers are made using a  Chloe stamp then heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Pink Embossing Powder
Star circle die was from eBay
Small stars are from a MFT Di'namics die
Pearls and pearl stars are from my stash
The small frame I bought in Michael's in Florida last year
The sentiment is from the Maja Design Pad


Well I hope you all have had a great weekend and can find time to enter our April Challenge. I'll been in Manchester today fitting the last of the blinds at my Son and  Daughter in Laws house and also some time with Miles . Looks like we are going to finally get some nice weather this week so enjoy it while it lasts. Love and  hugs Carole x 




Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Shopping in Yorkshire

Good morning everyone its Wednesday so the start of a new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs. Our theme for this week is is Elegant Ladies .

We are delighted that our sponsor this week is

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

For my design team card I used a beautiful stamp called Shopping in Yorkshire




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Shopping in Yorkshire by Sheepski Designs painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Lemoncraft House of Roses from Crafteezee
Brown card was from Ross papercraft
Stitched square dies
Tim Holtz Ground Expresso Distress ink
Candi is Craftwork Cards
Twine is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon specials Facebook shop
Charm is my stash
Sentiments are Tim Holtz Ideology Clippings Stickers I bought in Hobby Lobby in Florida

Well I hope that you all have time to enter the challenge this week. That's a really generous prize Sheepski Designs have some amazing stamps. 

Before I go can I ask that you check that you are still on my Blog list on my sidebar. I somehow managed to delete the whole list at the weekend instead of one entry not paying attention !! I have added a new list but just want to be sure I have you all shown if you cannot see your blog please add a comment so I can add you in I don't want to miss any of your amazing creations. .

Have a great week Love and hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into  As you Like It Chalenge
 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Snowmen and Unicorns

Good morning everyone as its Wednesday its the launch of our new monthly challenge over at Crafting by Designs  Our theme for these challenges is always Anything Goes.
This month we have two great sponsors


Prize - $15 gift certificate
Sparkle N Sprinkle has been in business for over 20 years, with a huge following. Our popular Youtube channel features a new technique video every week! In 2017 we initiated exciting changes to the company which have been well received. In addition to an eclectic mix of digital and rubber stamps, we offer hundreds of other fine products for your crafting pleasure.



Prize - winner's choice of 3 digi images
Open since November 2015, Scrap N' Dipity specializes in cute little digi's as well as cartoon dolls. My style is definitely eclectic, I like to create a bit of everything and go anywhere from cute to creepy - though my creepy is usually cute as well! My favourite things to draw are cute little animals, or dolls whether they are fairy or not, my only criteria is that they have big, pretty eyes! I started created graphics online with little pixel graphics, after over 10 years of doing that I decided I wanted to try my hand at something else. There are a few ladies from the pixel community who have crossed over to digital scrap booking and suggested I do the same. I started by transferring some of my pixel creations to digital stamps and never stopped!


For this challenge I did a Twofer( as one of my followers says). I used a lovely Christmas image from Sparkle N'Sprinkle called Snowman With Heart and from Scrap N'Dipity I used a great stamp called Lets Be Unicorns









Cards Recipes 

Snowman With Heart

7x7 blank card 
Stamp is Snowman with heart painted with Copic Pens
Papers are Maja Design I Wish
Green card my box
Square stitched Dies, Heart stitched dies and Wonky Stitched Dies
Green Ric Rac 
Merry Christmas heart Hobbycraft
The other sentiment stamp came with the stamp set
Red hearts Whitby Crafts
Twine I think is Docrafts

Lets Be Unicorns

6x6 Blank card
Blue and  Red card is Ross Papercraft 
Stamp is Lets Be unicorns painted with Derwent Inktemse Pencils
Yellow spot paper is Kaisercraft
Square frame die is from eBay
Red spot button is Whitby Crafts
Sentiment tags are Lili of the Valley


Well I hope you can enter our challenge this time . Have a great week everyone Love and  hugs Carole x 



Saturday, 31 March 2018

Sassy

Good afternoon everyone a bit of a different post today All Dressed Up Stamps are sponsoring a give away over at Kit and Clowder we are giving away Sassy If you love her make sure you get your freebie as she will not be for sale in the shop for a while .She is just adorable take a look

Sassy


The All Dressed Up Stamps Design Team have been making some fabulous projects to inspire you and  they will appear on the Kit and Clowder Facebook page through out the weekend . This is my Design Team card using Sassy and a Triptych shape design.


Close Up


Open



Closed


Card Recipe

Triptych card shape is made from a Dutchdoobadoo stencil I bought from Crafteeze sometime ago
Magenta card is Tim Holtz
Papers are Maja Design Celebration Jubilee from The Mad Scrapper 
Stamp is Sassy from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils 
Dies are LDRS Gilded Oval Set from Dies to Die For
Magnolia Doohickey scroll and leaf die
Lace trim and  Lace leaves are from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop
Flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts
Love sentiment was from Dunelm its classed as Wedding Confetti 
Small Wooden frame The Works
Birthday Girl Sentiment is Lili of the Valley Fairy Wishes stamp set sorry I cannot see it on the site now as a Digi set.

Well all you have to do now is get over to Kit and Clowder and  get yourselves this beautiful Sassy digi stamp and you can also take a look at the other cards from our Design Team including some from our amazing new Design Team members who officially start with us on the 15th .April.

Finally I just want to wish each and  every one of you a Very Happy Easter Day. Love and  hugs Carole x





Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Pink With A Twist

Good morning everyone its Wednesday so the launch of our new weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs and our theme for this challenge is Pink With a Twist and  the twist is add another colour.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Prize - choice of 3 digi images

For my design team card I used a pretty stamp called Country Walking.


Close Up





Card Recipe
6x6 Blank card
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Paper is from Hobby Lobby in Forida
Cross stitch border die is eBay 
Grass border die is Joycraft
Flower die is also an eBay find
Stamp is Country Walking from Ppinkydolls painted with Copic Pens
Hession Trim I bought in Spain last year at The Chinese Junk Shop !!
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley Spring Sentiment stamp set now still available as a Digi stamp
Pink mesh trim from Boyes Stores 
Pearls my box

I hope you like this card as I have read recently on a number of sites about people using Greyscale images and  that it is not proper colouring. I just wanted to tell you that this image does have some Greyscale in case some of you don't like the idea of using them..

I hope you can enter the challenge as I know this is a very popular colour in blogland . Finally enjoy the rest of  the week and  I hope we get some decent weather over the Easter weekend. Love and  hugs Carole x




Sunday, 25 March 2018

It's Christmas

Only Joking !! Good morning to all my friends and  followers. Today I'm sharing two cards I made at the craft group I go to a couple of weeks ago We like to try new things and that week our craft friend  Carol showed us how to make paper strip cards its a great way to use up your scrap paper especially if its expensive paper.

These are the two cards I made. I decided to do Christmas themes but these would look good in alternative papers for birthdays. They look difficult but are surprisingly easy to do once you get the hang of it.







Card Recipe

6x6 cards
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Maroon card is Ross Papercraft 
Papers are (top card) These are from a pack that came in a magazine given to me by a craft friend Pam.
Second card the papers are Kaisercraft its an old pad but I do like the colours 
First sentiment came with the papers and  mounted onto a Spellbinder scalloped circle.
Second sentiment is Whimsy stamps Winter Letter Seals I bought these and  a couple of custom stamps years ago from Whimsy in America the postage was huge and  then customs charged as well so I treasure my very expensive stamps.
Wooden reindeers are from a pack I bought in Michael's in Florida
Rusty bells I got from Live and  Love Crafts now closed
Twine is Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop 

These are completely different to my normal style but I enjoyed making them Its good to try different things.
Enjoy your day everyone its so exciting the sun is shining here!! . Love and  hugs Carole x





Thursday, 22 March 2018

Easter Tea Party



Good evening everyone I hope you are all well and are having a great week..My post today is to showcase the March 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 fabulous designs.each month. So here they are an Easter/Spring  selection.


 
 
 


For my Design Team card I used the very cute Easter Tea Party.




Close up




Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Easter Tea Party from All Dressed Up Stamps painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Coffee In The Arbor White Daises. ( Sadly its my last 12 x 12 sheet of this design which I love. I bought a few sheets when Live and Love Crafts was closing. I need to find some more now)
Dies are Scalloped oval from eBay 
Scalloped circles Spellbinder 
The pretty hearts are also an eBay find
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon specials Facebook shop threaded with the border from the paper
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley Post Mark Sentiments sadly they are no longer available its such a shame I find them so useful.
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and  Boyes Stores
Pearls my box
Pink rabbit was from Hobby Craft originally white and  painted with Pink Acrylic paint
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser tool

Well I hope you take a look at these new release stamps that are all now on sale in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy page. They are perfect if you still have Easter cards to make.
Have a lovely evening everyone Love and  hugs Carole x




Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Soccer Silas

Good morning everyone its Wednesday so the start of another weekly challenge over at Crafting by Designs Our theme for this weeks challenge is Games People Play.

We have a great sponsor this week especially if you love fun images



Prize - choice of 2 digi images


For my Deign Team card I've used a great image called Soccer Silas I smile every time I look at him ..




Close up






Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Stamp is Dr Digi Soccer Silas painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are from a pack I got free in a magazine
Red Glitter card my box
Kraft Card Crafter's Companion
Stitched circle dies
Star circle die I got from ebay
Star die is MFT Die-namics
Football sentiments are from a very very old La Pashe Flippin' Men Stamp Set
Tag die is from a magazine 
Twine is Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon specials Facebook Shop 
Paris Dusk Memento ink pad

Well I hope you can enter our challenge this week I certainly had fun making this card . Enjoy the rest of the week everyone especially now the snow has gone I hope that's the last and  we get some warmer weather soon I'm fed up of my boots and winter clothes now. Sorry not been around much in blogland recently a bit of a week with one thing and another so I hope to get to you all soon. I'll  look forward to seeing your new creations love and  hugs Carole x