Thursday, 23 October 2014

DecoArt and the Gelli Plate


I have been trying out the DecoArt Media paints with the Gelli Plate for my Design team project for  That's Crafty.

Full details and more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog

It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Goblins and Ghouls for Stampotique 170


Kristen has chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and has asked us to be spooky with the theme of Ghouls and Goblins.

I have made and decorated a little box, this is planned to be filled with sweets and tucked into a lunch box at Halloween as a sweet treat for my lovely daughter Katie.

My main background is a Gelli Plate print that I have overstamped with the bubbles from France's Design Cube, one of my favourite background stamps.


I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Spooky Challenge


The latest challenge on the That's Crafty Blog is Spooky, perfect for October.

I have a tag for the challenge using the stamp plates Bits and Bats and Masquerade, both available from the shop.

Carol x

Monday, 20 October 2014

Bee Boxes


I found a few of these hexagonal shaped boxes in my stash over the weekend, I did not think I had any left so I was quite happy to find them. I always think of Bees for this shape box and I have used a selection of the Jo Capper-Sandon stamps from available from Stampotique to decorate them.

I have now put these up for sale on my Folksy shop.

Thank you for your visit today, Carol X

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wrapping Roald Dahl style



Second only to my love of the Alice In Wonderland books are the Roald Dahl Series. I did get a tad excited when I saw the selection of stamps on the shop, apparently they have been in stock for a while and I had not noticed them!!!

So I have gone all out wrapping Roald Dahl style this week, for my Design team project for  That's Crafty.

Full details and more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog

It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Colour me Purple, Pink and Black for Stampotique 169


I have chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and I went for a colour challenge. I love strong colours that seem to pop off the page and I have chosen to work with the colours, Black, Purple and Pink.

I have a tag using some of the stamps from the latest release from Stampotique.

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Gelli Tag for That's Crafty


 I have a tag for my Design team project for  That's Crafty this week.

I have used DecoArt American Mulit surface satin paints on my Gelli plate and full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Spooktacular, Spooktacular at Tag along this week.


I am the hostess for the Tag along Challenge this week.

As it's October and I do love the spooky theme for crafting, I have asked you to get your spook on this week and make a spooktacular tag.

I hope you get time to join in the challenge this week and I will be popping by your blogs to have a look at any that you link up. Carol x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Text for Stampotique 168


Corrie has chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and has asked us to use book text on our project.

I have a page in my small journal using some of the stamps from the latest release from Stampotique. I can assure you that buried underneath that paint there is some book text.

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Friday, 3 October 2014

Keep it simple for That's Crafty




It's time for a new challenge at That's Crafty and the theme is Keep it simple.

I have stenciled a background onto a purchased notepad and then added a couple of stamped imaged.

Full details can be seen on the Challenge Blog

Carol Xx

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Altered Dominos for That's Crafty


 I have a couple of decorated dominos for my Design team project for  That's Crafty this week.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog
It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Twinkle Twinkle for Stampotique challenge SDC167


Kim has chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and she wants us to use a masculine theme this week.

I have altered a little shop brought note pad using the Mad Hatter and his Batty Quote. I used Black paint and a stencil for my background.

The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Elizabeth Bennet Box


I have my annual Charity Craft fair coming up soon, so I am taking every opportunity I can find to make a little something for it. So I have another box for my Design team project for  That's Crafty this week.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog, along with lots of different camera views of it.
It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Autumn Colours for the tag Along Challenge


I am the hostess for the Tag along Challenge this week. 

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year, I love all the orange and browns that you get from the leaves off the trees.

I live in an area where there is a lot of farm land and a lot of the villages have Scarecrow festivals, where the villages are decorated with Scarecrow figures. So I have used a Scarcrow on my tag this week.

He is an Octopode Scarecrow from the wizard of Oz range. Octopode are Discontinuing  their range of rubber stamps and there is a sale on at the moment. Details can be found HERE.

I hope you get time to join in the challenge this week and I will be popping by your blogs to have a look at any that you link up. Carol x

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Early Halloween - Get your spook on for SDC 166


I have chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and I love Halloween and as a crafter it can never start early enough for me. So for the challenge this week I am sneeking it in a week early. So I hope you have fun getting an early Spook on.


My Template for my Hat is a Claudine Hellmuth one that she gave away free last year. I have added a twist of paper ribbon and a few handmade roses along with my rubber stamping.

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Friday, 19 September 2014

All you need is love Challenge


It's time for a new challenge at That's Crafty and the theme is All you need is love.

I picked up a bag of decorated hearts last christmas in a charity shop and I have used on for my project today. I painted it cream to cover the design printed on it and then sponged on DecoArt Multi surface paint.

I then used the stamp plate Collaged Hearts and black archival ink to decorate it, filling in the gaps with elements from the Dina Wakley textures set.

Finishing it with a quote, a few flat back glass beads and some string.

I added a large magnet to the back to use it as a fridge magnet.

Full details can be seen on the Challenge Blog

Hope you have time to enter, Carol x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Gift Box for That's Crafty


I have a quick gift box to share with you as my Design team project for That's Crafty this week.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog, it would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Just one Stamp SDC 165


Sam has callenged us to use just one stamp this week for our DT make.

I have used Carol's Large Flower. My tag background was done on a Gellie plate and then over stamped with the  flower stamp in whie acrylic paint.


My flower bag charm was done by glueing some canvas onto grunge paper, stamping the flower a few times, cutting out and adding a bit of machine stitching before layering the flowers up, adding a button to the center to hold it all in place. Finishing with some beaded trim and a short length of ribbon to tie it onto my bag with.


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Spooky, Spooky, Spooky for That's Crafty.


I have an Artist Trading Block to share with you as my Design team project for That's Crafty this week.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog, it would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Owl See You for SDC 164


Sue has callenged us to use an animal or Bird this week for our DT make.

This is a wooden box I decorated as a gift for a friend of my daughters who likes owls.

I used the following stamps

Owlseeyou
Daniel's Hearts
Bla Bla Bla
The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x