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Thursday, 26 December 2013

New Year New Beginnings


Hello everyone I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day yesterday and got all that you wanted whether that being crafty or not. Now being boxing day there is a new challenge going on over at For C.R.A.F.T Challenge Blog the theme for this challenge is to create something with the theme of new beginnings ie new year new baby anything really as long as the theme is relating to new beginnings.

Here is my Sassy Studio Designs DT creation as one of the sponsors for this challenge is SSD.



I've used Glowing Gwen digi from ssd shop that I've colored with my alcohol pens.

Finally I just have to say thanks for stopping by and hope you will find some time to join in with this weeks challenge over the festive season and I wish each and everyone of you a very happy Christmas and new year.

Hugs 

Carrie. 

Monday, 23 December 2013

SSD Sponsorship: Crafting From The Heart Challenge (Anything Goes)

There is another challenge over at Crafting From The Heart theme being anything goes, that  Sassy Studio Designs is a sponsor for. 


This is my SSD DT creation for this challenge to give you some inspiration.



The image is Sweet As Holiday Pie Sassy which is one of SSD Newer images, I've colored her with my faithful alcohol pens and cut our with a spellbinders shape die's.

Finally I would love it if you can come and join in with this weeks challenge as love to see all your lovely work.

Hugs

Carrie



Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sassy Studio Designs Joint Sponsorship For Challenges Celebration & None Traditional Colors



Here is a A5 Size card for 2 different sponsorship being sponsored by
 Sassy Studio Designs one of the challenges is for
 Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog  who's challenge is to create something using none traditional Christmas colors and the other challenge sassy studio designs is sponsoring is Hobbycutz Challenge Blog where the theme for this challenge is celebrate.


Here is my SSD DT creation combined for both challenges.


The image is Candy Cane The Sassy Elf that has been colored in with my alcohol pens then cut out using one of my spellbinders dies along with the mat layer and the mat layer under the greeting I then used another spellbinders die to cut the poinsettia and added a pearl gem to the center, the black silver foiled swirl and snowflake card is from hunkydory adorable scorable card stock  350gsm weight.

Now all that is left say is I hope you can come along and join in as I love to see all your creations.

Hugs

Carrie

Thursday, 12 December 2013

A5 Gruffies Christmas Card



Here is a Gruffies A5 size Christmas card that has been made using a image printed from the new Gruffies and Happy Hoppers Cdrom from 




The images have been cut using a couple of spellbinder dies and the snowflake boarder and single flakes in various sizes have been punched using a paper punch then added some 3d glue gel to the centers and sprinkled with glitter.


This creation im enteriing into the DT call for the 
Gruffies & Guests New Challenge Blog as well as entering the monthly challenge over on Joanna Sheens Challenge Blog 

Monday, 9 December 2013

White On White With A Splash Of Green SSD Challenge



It time for another challenge over at Love To Create that is being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs where the theme for this challenge is white on white with a splash of green.

Here is my SSD DT make.



The image I've used is Garter Sassy that has been colored with my alcohol pens and this is the first time I have attempted to do black hair still needs more practice lol, 

It would be great if you come along and join in with this weeks challenge I do love to see what everyone creates.

Hugs

Carrie

Monday, 2 December 2013

Crafting Musketeers Challenge #8 Layer It Up



Hi I hope everyone is well and excited to join in with another monthly challenge over at Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog the theme for this challenge is to layer it up so you can make what you like any occasion as long as you add layers to your creation and our sponsor for this challenge is hunkydory who have this fantastic card kit to be won by one lucky winner.


My DT Creation.


The flowers have been made using some of tonic petal pears flower punches the swirl background is from tonic verso dies and the image is from the Best Of La Pashe 2012 CDROM pickle & podge Decoupage section.

I do hope you can join in with the challenge this month I love to see all your creative talent.

Hugs
Carrie

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Sassy Studio Designs November 2013 New Release


Hi guys today is the day that we show you all the new images Lindsay has designed for November release and as usual they are fantastic, so come along and join in this weekends bloghop and be in with a chance to win some images by leaving me and the other DT members a comment on there blog posts then one comment will be pick from each DT members blog at random to win, as well as this there are more details of other ways to take part to win even more over on Sassy Studio Designs Blog.

Now if you are on the right track you should have arrived here from 
Kitty's Blog however if you have just happened on my blog you will need to go back to the beginning by heading over to Sassy Studio Blog.


Here is my DT creation for the hop using Don't open till Christmas image.


you can get this image for yourself if you head over to

Your next stop on the hop is  Adina's Blog so come on what you waiting for leave me your comments and you never know you might win.

Hugs

Carrie

Enjoy

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

A5 Gruffies Christmas Card



Just finished making the A5 size christmas card using the image and backing papers from Joanna Sheens new The Gruffies & Happy Hoppers CDROM 



Then added some die cut snowflakes and snowman from some spellbinders dies I have and then sprayed with some crafters companion Stick & Stay and added some clear glitter to them all to add some bling to finish the card off.




Hugs

Carrie


Friday, 15 November 2013

Santa Pinup PCP Challenge None Traditional Colours

It time for another months challenge over at  Paper Craft Planet so please come on over by clicking the link above and see what the design team have been creating and come join in with this months challenge and the discussions throughout the month.


Here is my DT make.



So go on what you waiting for go on over to the PCP challenge by clicking on the link above and get your hands on this lovely image for free to get your creative juices flowing and enter it into this months challenge also why not also stop by Sassy Studio Deigns Shop to see what other images are there to buy from the wonderful Lindsay. aswell as stopping by there Blog to see what else is going on along with other challenges you could also get involved with.


Hugs

Carrie

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Crafting Musketeers November Challenge#7 Pretty Pastels


Hello I hope everyone is glad it the start of the weekend and with that it takes us into the month of November which also means there is another new monthly challenge over at Crafting Musketeers Blog with a pretty pastels theme for this challenge so I do hope you will come and join in with this wonderful months challenge I love to see everyone's makes and all the variety, So here is my DT creation for this month to help with the inspiration.



For this challenge we have a great sponsor which is Little Claire where one lucky winner will win this set of Little Claire stamps

So all that is left for me to say is good luck and I can't wait to see your creations.

Hugs
Carrie

Friday, 1 November 2013

New Mum To Be

Here is a A4 Gate Fold Size Card I've made for a new mum to be the image is from Sassy Studio Designs called Glowing Gwen which I've coloured with my alcohol pens and cut out to make a topper using 2 different spellbinder dies.





I have also used a 8x8 button embossing folder to embossed the button effect onto the backing paper this folder is from Crafters Companion UK or 
Crafters Companion USA  aswell as this the papers and flower embellishment are from another crafters companion product called sweet treats cd and this is only available from Crafters Companion UK  at the moment.  

finally I hope you have liked it and helps to give u inspiration.

Hugs
Carrie




Saturday, 26 October 2013

SSD October 2013 Spooktacular Release



Hi Guys its Saturday hope you are having a good weekend. We are all excited today over at Sassy Studio Designs because there is a new release so we are having a blog hop to help showcase all 7 of these wonderful images  so if you have a minute it would be great if you come and join in with all the fun just click on the link above to start at the beginning ensuring you don't miss a thing you should have arrived here from Sara Blog if not go back to Sassy Studio Designs to start over there is a link above.


Here is the bingo card we where all given to choose a line from just not the free diagonal line, we then all had to choose a line other than the diagonal one and create are DT creations using the images in our chosen line as well as adding something extra of our choosing this is why there was a free square in every line.
  


Here is what I created using the first vertical line and the lovely new image Sarah Sanderson Digi that has been coloured with alcohol pens.


So if your as excited as all of us and would like to win some goodies come and join in with the challenge and for more information head over to 
Sassy Studio Blog as well as leave a comment on my blog and my fellow DT members to be in with another chance to win.

Right think you have heard enough from me, so now your next stop is Valerie

Hugs 

Carrie 
SSD http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/
Debbie www.craftingwhenican.blogspot.com
Jacki http://www.papermoments.blogspot.com
Kitty http://intruderlady.blogspot.com/
Michelle http://ladyofleisureink.blogspot.com
Karal http://karalscreativespace.blogspot.com/
Susan http://craftinsuzie.blogspot.co.uk/
Lori http://lorib117.blogspot.com
Amanda http://oldenough2beakid.blogspot.com/
Kim http://itsallaboutcrafting.blogspot.com/ 
Holly http://dbcraftgirls.blogspot.com/
Sara http://luminousinmychaoticdreamslife.blogspot.com
You are here Carrie http://carrieshandmadecards.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Valerie http://lafeerieduscrap.blogspot.com/
Jackie http://stampingsister.blogspot.com/ 
Chris http://cattsscratchingpost.blogspot.ca/ 
Gemma http://handmadebygem.blogspot.com/
Adina http://mommyisscrapping.blogspot.com
Greg http://latestwhims.blogspot.com 
Jodi www.elamdesign33.blogspot.com
SSD http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

SSD PCP Fall Challenge #6


Good morning everyone hope you are all well and looking forward to this new Paper Craft Planet Monthly challenge the theme for this months challenge is to create something with a fall/autumn theme.

Here is my DT card for the challenge to help give you inspiration.


If you are eager to join in with this monthly challenge and want to get your hands on this free image to take part just click Here and scroll down to the bottom of this page then click on the current link which should be at the top of this list near the bottom of the page then you can see the details for this challenge and how you can get hold of  this free image for yourself along with more inspiration from the other DT members.

There will be more details on this challenge over on Sassy Studio Designs Blog 
and if you would like to see what other digi images are available to purchase head on over to Sassy Studio Designs Shop but be warned once there you maybe be missing for some time.

 Finally I do hope you will come along and join in with all the fun and get creating, I will look forward to seeing what you all will make for this months themed challenge.

Hugs
Carrie




Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Party Craft Planet Oktoberfest FUN Monthly Challenge 15.9.13 - 14.10.13



My DT post today is for the PCP Oktoberfest Monthly Challenge I'm sorry my post is late because its nearing the end of this months challenge now the reason for this is simple, because I'm part of the SSD Design Team and the latest 6 months was coming to a end I was designing for a different team with in the various SSD DT groups  not the PCP team, so had already done my DT project for this month and then I found out I had been selected to be on this wonderful team for another 6 months yippee.
therefore this means I'm designing for the PCP  team for the next couple of months so with that I got creating with one of the images available for the remaining time left on this challenge and this is my DT creation.


It would be great if you can join in with this challenge before the new monthly challenge starts on 15th October so for more details stop by the PCP Page and join in with all the fun plus why not also stop by 
Sassy Studio Designs Online Shop and see if there are any other digi images you my like to buy and have a go coloring with then there are other challenges going on weekly as well over at Sassy Studio Designs Blog that you could use any other digi's you may have or any of the new ones you may purchase so come on over and see whats going on it would be great to see you and what you create.

Hugs
Carrie

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Coffee & Cream


I've made this easel New Home card for my mum to give to her long time friends so when Joanna Sheen launched the Coffee & Cream Challenge I thought to myself it would be perfect to enter it into this challenge.



To create this I have used Joanna Sheen Hollypond Hill CDRom for the decoupage image and backing paper and for the die cut shapes I used a


Challenge Entering

Crafting Musketeers Christmas In October Challenge #6


So  Its time again for another challenge over at 

Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog

The theme for this months challenge is Christmas in October which is as simple 
 as it says, you just need to create something Christmas themed

Here is My DT Creation 



I've created this using some of co ordinating spellbinders dies and Heart felt creations stamps then I colored the image in by using my alcohol pens and added some glitter to the holly leaves and berries to give it a little bit of bling, 
For the embossed background again it was a spellbinders Mbossibility just not sure the name of this im afraid.

There is also more info over on Crafting Musketeers Challenges Facebook Page
So why not join in with this months challenge and be in with a chance of winning a pack of promarkers from are sponsor  



Bridlington Stationers is owned by Darren Saul. 
Established in 1986, Bridlington Stationers Limited is a company brimming with experience. We are a customer focused business supplies company delivering over 30,000 products available on a next day delivery basis on a local and national scale.

Our commitment to personal and friendly service ensures a high level of continuity. We are here to advise, recommend and supply the office products that you need to assist in the smooth running of your business. Our aim is to save you money, save you time and give you the opportunity to buy all your office needs from under one roof.


Hugs
Carrie

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Sassy Studio Designs DTBST196 Fall colors



Here is the last Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge for this month and the theme is to create something with Fall/Autumn colours all the information and more is over at Sassy Studio Designs Blog 

Here is my DT creation for this weeks challenge


I've coloured Red Hot Honey Image from make a wish selection of digi's with my alcohol pens embossed the background with a leaf embossing mask cut the boarder out with a EK Success punch and threaded some ribbon down the middle, cut the topper and greeting out using some metal dies then added some pearl gems into the corners.

Hugs 
Carrie

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Sassy September Halloween New Release Blog Hop


Hi Guys sassy studio have done it again which means there are some new images being released from today over on Sassy Studio Designs Blog Shop there are 4 new lovely digi images to choose from created by Lindsay.
Im glad to see you here on your way through the hop you should have arrived here from Sara's Blog But however if you have just happened by my blog and want to start this hop from the beginning click here to go to the start.



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Here is my DT card using Captain Americana Sassy 


I've used some of my alcohol pens to colour this great new image and the papers I've used for this design to incorporate a Halloween theme are from Graphic45 new Steampunk selection. I loved doing this challenge and would love to see what you will create for this and want you also to be in with a chance of winning some great images from Lindsay all you need to do is leave a comment on everyone blog as you hop on by all the wonderful DT blogs then just check back on Sassy Studio Designs Blog on Wednesday to see if your a lucky winner.


So now onto the next blog on the hop which is Kathy who also has another fabulous creation with one of the new images for you to be inspired by, just don't forget to leave a comment to be in with the chance of winning.

Hugs 

Carrie

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Sassy Studio Designs DTBST195 Ahoy Matey pirate


Its another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge by Sassy Studio Designs the theme for this is Ahoy Mate Pirate 


This is my DT make 


The image I've coloured in with alcohol pens is Sailor Honey the papers used are from my Craft Artist Professional 2 Graphics Programme from one of the many digi kits I have loaded onto the graphics programme as well as all the embellishments used.

For all the information on this challenge and more go on over to 
Sassy Studio Designs Blog

Hugs
Carrie

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Sassy Studio Designs (DTBST194) Shabby Chic

Its time for another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge over at 
Sassy Studio Designs Blog where the theme for this challenge is Shabby Chic.

This is  my DT make for this weeks theme.


Image I've used is Charlotte Sassy coloured with alcohol pens then cut using grand labels 4 spellbinders die in 2 different sizes to create the 2 layers, for the flowers again it was a spellbinders nesting set called Big Scalloped Circle. which was cut several times.
 I then cut 1 segment from one of the flowers then the second I cut 2 segments away and finally the 3rd I cut 3 segments away I then sprayed with some Crafters Companion Iridescent Glitter Spray  so when dry I attached each end of the flowers with the segments cut out together with wet glue I also did this on the others, once dry I then added a big blob of wet glue in the middle of the biggest flower and cut the end of the other 3 smaller flowers which I then layered ontop of each other then for the centre of the flower I used the segment from the first cut out piece from the first flower and curled it round stuck the ends together then cut the end so wasn't to long for the centre of the flower which then gave me the finished result. 

The leaves is another spellbinders die with some co co-ordinating stamps from heartfelt creations, the boarder is made using the tulip ek success boarder punch and again sprayed with crafters companion Iridescent glitter spray and mounted onto my card with a purple ribbon across the top.
Underneath the boarder and ribbon to the right of the card is some purple spiders web its very subtitle so my be missed when looking at the finished card.

Well think that is enough from me now so why not go on over to 
Sassy Studio Designs Blog to join in with all the fun of this challenge where there are more details.

Hugs
Carrie

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Sassy Studio Designs DTBST193 Back to School



It Thursday again so this means there is another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge over on Sassy Studio Designs Blog It would be great if you could come and join in with this weeks challenge.


Here is my DT creation for this weeks DTBST Theme which is back to school.


I've designed this using my Craft Artist Professional 2 graphics programme from daisy trail and using some for my purchased digi kits I created this background for the 8x8 card and then dragged on the SSD digi image called Bubble Gum Sassy which was then coloured using my alcohol pens.

Ok think that is enough from me now all that is left to say is that I hope to see you over at SSD Blog with your fabulous creations.

Hugs
Carrie x

Thursday, 29 August 2013

DTBST #192 Celebrate Labour Day



Here is another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #192 Challenge the challenge for this week is to celebrate labour day and the theme for this is to create a project relating to a job/profession.

Here is my DT project.


The image I've used is Little Honey's Nurse Honey and coloured with alcohol pens to create this card I've added some clear acetate to the base card after I had embossed it with one of my A4 size embossing folders with a patchwork effect for the boarder I used a tonic boarder punch then added some red line supper sticky tape and applied some coordinating glitter to this. 
After this was done I cut the image out with a spellbinder shape and mounted on top of another fancy spellbinder shape and mounted this onto the front of the acetate and finally cut out a smaller spellbinder shape to mount onto the back of the acetate to cover up my glue then added the greeting's.


finally thanks for stopping by.

Hugs 
Carrie