Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Fairy Magic and All Dressed Up!

I love this fairy image from All Dressed Up and would 
you believe that they even have free images!

It's one of those projects that look 200% better in real life.

I recycled a frame with Gesso, pink emulsion paint 
and white Acrylic paint. Finished off with Treasure Gold Gilding Wax.

I used my favourite Distress Inks to colour her with.

It's very strange for me, as I think she is adorable. Yet
when the Magnolia stamps came out, I disliked them
straight away and still do.
I can't even leave a message on someones blog if they
have used them. I did once but did not mention the image!!

Fortunately we all have different tastes. 

Thanks for popping into my blog and hope you like my picture.
Thank you in advance, for leaving me a lovely message
that I do so enjoy reading.

I am going to put her in the 

Big hugs,


Sunday, 9 April 2017

Hoppy Easter Bunnies.

Hoppy Easter!!
These are the cards I made for our grand children, well 2 of them.
They have been put in the post and I forgot to take a photo
of the 3rd one!

This one is using the Lili of the Valley stamp I have had for a 
couple of years and never used!
Why not?......Who knows!


He is so cute and so easy to colour with Distress Inks.

 For this card I used a set of stamps that were free with
a magazine and I can't remember which one.
I can tell you that they are called :
Woodland Hugs, Stamp Collection
by Samantha Chaffey.

This is just one of the adorable stamps and there are 5 big
stamps and one sentiment.
A mixture of Bunnies and Bears.

Off out now to make the most of this glorious weather.
We will probably end the day at the beach for a long walk.

Thanks for popping in and hope it was worth it!!
I love so much to read your messages.

I must also put a big thanks out to all of the 20 people
that left me a message on the blog hop.
Chris, the Artist was so happy with the feedback 
she had for her beautiful Fairy Stamps.
Well deserved I say!!

See ya all soon,

Friday, 31 March 2017

My First Blog Hop!!!

I am very excited to announce, that I have been asked 
to be part of my first ever blog hop 
as a Designer!!!

Sorry about the odd colours but
blogger will not let me change it!!

I was asked by a friend of mine
from The Craft Barn, where we were both Tutors.
if I would be part of her showcase, for a new collection 
of fabulous stamps she has designed.

So I had to choose 2 of the stamps to use
for my cards or projects.

That was very difficult, as they are all stunning.

 She was invited to be a guest artist in the 
Paperbabe Stamps family and to celebrate 
they are having a little blog hop...

She is the very talented artist, Chris Dark and has designed 
a collection of beautiful Garden Fairies Stamps.

The Butterfly Catcher, Butterfly Emerges, 
Butterfly Fairy, and Musical fairy. 

They are a larger set and 
each includes a beautiful sentiment.

Just to let you know, Chris still does workshops 
at The Craft Barn. So check out when she is
there again in April, link HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole garden fairies collection to one lucky winner.

Here are the details:
  • A winner will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the 
  • designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs 
  • listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for 
  • your chance to win! 
  • (you do not need to comment on all blogs 
  • to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on 
  • Sunday, 2nd April to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on 
  • Wednesday, 5th April to see if you 
  • are one of our lucky winners.
Today, we’ve enlisted some super talented designers 
to inspire you with ideas on how to use these 
beautiful new garden fairies! 

Hop along for lots of fun and inspiration! 
Carole C
Paperbabe Stamps

My first card is using 
The Butterfly Fairy.

I created the background with Distress Inks
and masks.
I also coloured her with Distress Inks.
Had to add Stickles too!

Her hair is actually yellow/gold but
looks a bit green in the photo!!
Possibly the addition of Stickles.

This next card is The Musical Fairy.
I coloured her with Copics Pens.

You can see how big these stamps are, as 
both of my cards are A5

I feel so lucky that Chris asked me to do this.
I am now the proud owner of these stunning stamps.

So enjoy the blog hop and good luck.
If I was you, I would comment on all of the blogs, 
to get more of a chance to win all 
4 sets of these beautiful stamps.


Big hugs,

Winter Wonderland Christmas Animal Challenge

This is an early post as I am doing two today.

Our new challenge at Winter Wonderland starts today.
Our host for this fortnight is the amazing Kath.

The theme is Animals and don't forget,
Christmas Cards ONLY to go into the draw.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is
and the prize is
1 Non Coloured Digi

I love Penguins, so obviously
I had to use the gorgeous  Hollie Penguin Digi from 
Kitty Bee.

Looking forward to popping over to your blogs, 
to leave a message on your entry.

Join in the fun and
 get those cards made and you could be the winner!!

Big hugs,

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Wedding Time

Just a quick post, or this will sit in 'Draft'
and get forgotten!!

The Lili of the Valley image 
Coloured with Copics for a change.

I chose the colours from the ribbon, as I just love
the dusky pink colour.

The Easel stop is stamped with Versamark clear 
embossing ink and embossed with silver
detail embossing powder.
The sentiment was a freebie with a magazine.

The paper was from a pack from The Works.
They have 12" x 12" pads, 24 double sided card
for £3!!! Works out at 12p a sheet!

I have got an exciting end to this month but 
can't say what it is yet.
So make sure you pop back on Friday!!

We will also have the next Winter Wonderland 
challenge on that day too.
All happening on Friday!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Thanks for stopping and just love 
reading the lovely messages you leave.

Big hugs

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Pretty and Purple

Firstly, I must thank all of you that left me
amazing messages on my last post.
I was blown away.

I have been having a nightmare with blogger today.
Louise, also on the Winter Wonderland DT had the same 
problem last week and still has it.
You bring up the box to upload photos to put on your blog.
That works, at least you can get the photos in the box.
You then click on them and then click Add Selected.and then
.....................Nothing happens!!!
I did notice, that in the top right corner of the box,
there should be one small 'X' but just above it there is a big 'X' too.

All this happened on our main computer.
I thought I was wasting my time but I tried to upload on my Laptop.
DaaDah.....it worked!!! Only 1 'x' in the box!!!!
WHY?!!!!! Who knows!!

So I have now got my adorable All Dressed Up Flower Fairy
on my blog.
She is one of the cutest fairies I have and I have a lot!!

Coloured with Distress Inks and Marvy Le Plume pens.
Plenty of Stickles

I am going to enter her in the ADU challenge.

So thank you for popping in again and hope you like or 
even love my precious fairy.

Anything goes but must use an ADU image
There are free images if you don't have one.

Big hugs,

Friday, 3 March 2017

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Morning all and welcome to our new challenge at
Winter Wonderland.
Our host for this challenge is the very talented

The theme for this challenge is
Use Ribbon or Lace.
Don't forget.... Christmas Cards Only!!

I used ribbon on my DT card and used a Christmas
ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

The image is an All Dressed Up image.
I really love their images and some, they very generously 
give away free.....Yes ..Free!!

I have coloured her with my usual Distress Inks.
With a touch of Stickles....everywhere!

I am so pleased you can actually see the Stickles on her wings.
In fact you can see it everywhere!!
Don't know how I managed to get it all sparkling!!

Crafty Ribbons is our Sponsor for this challenge.
The prize is a very generous £10 voucher to the winner.

I am looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards
and me and our Teamies will be visiting 
your blogs. 
We will leave you a message so you know we have been.

So get your Christmas cards started and you could
also win a gorgeous prize.

I am also going to enter this card into
All Dressed Up Challenge - Anything Goes
(must use a ADU image) 

Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your lovely
messages. You know I will always visit
your blogs and leave you a message too.


Friday, 17 February 2017

Winter Wonderland Challenge Tribute

Hi everyone, 
this is a very special Challenge, here at Winter Wonderland.

Both teams are coming together for a tribute challenge,
 for the lovely lady, Eileen, who owned this challenge blog.
As you may know from a previous post, Eileen sadly passed away.
She will be truly missed by all of us and her family.

We as a team, have come together, with the lovely Helen taking the reins,
along with a few team members as a back up, 
to keep Winter Wonderland challenge running.
It shows the strength of our team. Go Girls!!!!

So the theme for this challenge is
Anything goes - Christmas.

I have used a Woodware stamp I bought a couple of years ago,
 at The Craft Barn. I had only used it once last Christmas.
I really enjoyed making this card and will now make a few
more with this stamp for next Christmas!

The centre tree is 3D and have coloured it with Copics.
You can also use this stamp up the other way as Baubles.

We have a brilliant Sponsor for our challenge this fortnight.
They are LC Designs. 

The prize is a very generous Three Free Digis. 

I know Steve who is the owner of the business along with his wife Gill.
Many years ago, he used to come to our Extravaganza weekends
at The Craft Barn, where I was a Tutor and Demonstrator. 
He is now on TV on Hochanda. Next show is 20th March.
I also had the pleasure of being on his design team.

So we are looking forward to seeing your masterpieces.
You have until the 2nd March to enter.
We will leave a message on your blog so you know we have been!

Good Luck.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Oval not Square!

Black and white again....I know,
but I made this before the clock!!
My friend saw it half made on my desk and asked me if  I had a 
clock made like the box. 
So I made her one to take home!!

The flowers are the same Honey Doo stamps and had been 
Triple Embossed with Utee. 
The butterflies are an old Spellbinders die.

Hope you are not too bored but cards will be back next.
I am remaking old cards not sold into new ones!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for 
taking the time to leave me a message.
They are the best thing about blogging!
A guaranteed smile maker.

Big hugs,


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

It's Time!

Another quick post!

Just to show that I have been busy!!
I had a friend here for a few days and she saw a box I was constructing.
She said she would love a clock like the box.
So I made this one for her!

She cut out the butterflies for me, using my Nestabilities dies. 
So she can say she helped in the making of it!Lol!!

She didn't see it finished until this morning. 
Fortunately she loved it!

The flowers I used are Honey Doo Crafts - Little Lilies and Leaves stamps.
Brilliant stamps and I have quite a few of them.
I just stamped them and then glazed them with Versamark Ink
and Ultra Thick Embossing powder. Each flower had 3 coats.
They now look more like Porcelain.

Another grey day here in Suffolk, so picture not brilliant.

My friend is on her 3 hour drive home as I am writing this.

We are waiting for a call from another friend, who
we took to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital last week.
We have to pick him up and take him home to Beccles,
hopefully this afternoon.

The hospital is enormous, so hope we can find him.
The queue to get into the hospital when we left before, was
over a mile long!!  It's takes an hour to get there, 
so don't want to sit in a queue too!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you for your
lovely messages you leave.
They always make me smile.