Monday, 29 May 2017

Weather For Ducks

Morning and we have had a glorious weekend-the grandaughter had a brilliant time at Radio 1's Big Weekend at Burton Constable Hall and saw their favourite-Katy Perry-their Mum took them as a surprise and sent us a video of them dancing.We have a new ATG challenge at Artistic Inspirations sponsored by Papernest Dolls and I used the image "Avery in Rain Poncho" coloured with promarkers.The paper pieced brolly and raindrops was a craft mag freebie stamp,oddments of paper from stash.
challenges-
lemon shortbread-ATG
deep ocean-furry/feathered friends
try it on Tuesday-feathered friends
Ikes world-ATG/happy
crafty gals corner-2+designer papers
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspiration-ATG
cardz4galz-inspired by a song/Bus Stop(under my umbrella/The Hollies
polka doodle-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
mix it up-ATG
card mania-life is colourful
sweet stampers-dots and/or stripes
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 26 May 2017

La Femme

Morning and this is the 2nd of two DT posts today which is for the ATG challenge at Crafting With Friends sponsored by KJ Artling,I used the beautiful image Redhead Cutie coloured with promarkers and hope I did it justice-all that flesh to colour OMG lol,I added glossy accents to the eyes and lips,Spellbinders die-cut frame,stamped sentiment/pearls/ribbon/papers from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
ribbon girls-use any image
incy wincy-black/white+ 1 other
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
creative inspiration-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
star stampz-choose 3/digi image/hand colour/ribbon
cardz4galz-inspired by a song/ Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
aud sentiments-ATG
Fabrika Fantasy-monochrome
Dragonfly dreams-monochrome
craft deebowz-ATG
Quirky crafts-going for a quirky song/Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
great impressions-feminine
monochrome Magic-monochrome
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Tea and Cakes Anyone ?

Morning and I have two DT cards today -the first one is for Simply Papercrafts "Just For Fun" challenge,I made a gatefold card and found the images on Google,the one on the front I printed twice and layered,the die-cut frames are Spellbinders and the border die is from Joanna Sheen.cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper/liquid pearls/ribbon from stash.I apologise for been behind with commenting but for four weeks have been hobbling about and in a lot of pain with back and feet(already have arthritis in both feet)but last week was agony finally gave in and went to Dr--sciatica never had it before and hope it goes quickly-so only been doing what I need to so hopefully will catch up with you all over the next couple of days.This was made for someone who likes tea and cakes lol.
Inside---
challenges-
sweet stampin-things that go round//Tea and cakes?
crafty friends-Summer colours
INTAAS-hot colours
ribbon girls-use any image
ooh-la-la-food and/or drink
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
Ikes world-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
craft-deebowz-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Ellie the Hairdresser

Morning-I would like to welcome my new follower Babs- and we have a new challenge at A Inky Mess sponsored by Papernest Dolls.I used the image "Hairdresser Ellie"-quite apt as my grandaughter Ellie(10yrs) is brilliant at doing hair lol,I coloured the image with promarkers and propped on the tag with 3-D foam pads,the paper clip reminded me of hair clips so added that touching the hair.I made the background by putting distress inks on craft mat and spritzing with water,then pressed the stencil onto ink and patted onto card instead of putting ink through stencil-love this technique and only used a small tag sized piece so have more to use,I originally thought the lines could look like heat waves off the hair dryer,but cut the tag top the wrong side never realised till I posted pic!!!also struck me it would have looked better decoupaged too aarrggg leson learnt- whether it will be remembered is another matter lol.
challenges-
let's craft and create-make your own background
QKR Stampede-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
crafty friends-Summer colours
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
Tuesday Throwdown-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
mix it up-ATG
scrappers delights-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month
Carol x x



Monday, 22 May 2017

Henry-Why-Not ???

Morning and hope you are all well and ready for our new ATG challenge at Crafting From The Heart-sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.I used the image "Henry-Why-Not"coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,this card was made with all oddments and offcuts,the first background was made with distress inks,the die-cut is a Tim Holtz,under that is a Brusho and Mica powder background,the very back was made with oddment strips all layered onto a piece of card the metal brad has a rub-on sentiment on and the stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie,I inked all edges and doodled round sentiment and image.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
fab'n'funky-use a background stamp/create a background
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
creative inspiration-ATG
cute card Thursday-brads
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
let's craft and create-make your own background
crafty catz-ATG with more than 2 layers
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
Di's digis-Tic/tac/toe=2or more P.papers/digi/sentiment
allsorts-Happy birthday
crafting when we can-bright and colourful
mix it up-ATG
simply create too-use a digi
not just cards-one for the boys
Vilda stamps-ATG
making memories-ATG
classic design team-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and do hope you can join us
Carol x x

Monday, 15 May 2017

Stamps and Stencils

Morning and I have four DT posts today-this is the last one which is for the midway inspiration for the ATG challenge at Love to Craft .I stamped the Agapanthus Cluster from Stampendous in distress ink sprayed with water before stamping,the background card I made with a stencil BUT instead of inking through a brick stencil, I put distress ink on craft mat and sparayed with water then laid the stencil on this then patted down onto card so you get the negative part really then I stamped the sentiment from Visible Image onto an offcut,distress inked round all the edges and done.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-bright colours
lemon shortbread-ATG
happy little stampers+mixed media-splats
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
Morgans art world-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
pink gem-Spring fever
love to create-creative/mixed media
corrosive challenge-ATG
crafting when we can-bright and colourful
creative artiste-ATG/mixed media
crafting with attitude-ATG
crafty calendar-flowers
the artistic stamper-floral fantasy
Penny black at allsorts-photo/colour challenge
country view-flower power
more mixed media-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/stancils
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated-don't forget you still have two weeks to join the challenge
Carol x x

Pine Cone ,Needles and Jingle Bells

Morning and I have four DT posts today-this is the third one for the mid-way reminder ATG challenge at Love to Scrap sponsored by Dr Digis and Sparkle and Sprinkle whose image I used-
Pine Cones and Needles-I love this image and made quite a few of my Christmas cards last year with it.Image is coloured with promarkers,and distress ink brushed round the image,dies from Tattered Lace and Your Next Die,cardstock from Papermill Direct and papers from stash.I kept it pretty flat for posting.
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG
deep ocean-ATG
Happy little stampers+dies-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/mirror card
creative fingers-ATG
corrosive challenge-ATG
mix it up-ATG
simply create too-use a digi
crafts galore encore-ATG
creative ladybirds-ATG
a snowflakes-promise-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/die-cuts
crafty girls creations-ATG
ABC Christmas challenge-J and K is for Jingle Bells and keep it SImple
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us you still have two weeks left
Carol x x

Christening Card

Morning and I have four DT posts today the second one is for the colour inspiration at Crafty Girlz,I had a Christening card ordered so combined the two.The image is "Christening"from Mos Digital Pencil,coloured with promarkers and cut out,cardstock from Papermill Direct,the first layer embossed with Ditsy Dots from Tattered Lace,papers /ribbon/stamens/seedhead flowers/dewdrops/pearls and liquid pearls from stash.Selection of dies from Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions and Cheery Lynn Designs,flowers were made with a die bought at a craft fair.Sentiment was computer generated at Dafont.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
sunny day crafting-photo inspiration(Iused the pink)
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-bingo/square card/bling/text
deep ocean-ATG
happy little stampers+dies-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-going dotty
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspiration-blooms and bows
cute card Thursday-dies and punches
cardz4galz-add some texture
polka doodle-ATG
Brown sugar-embossing
QKR Stampede-ATG------TOP 5
Morgans art world-ATG
sweet stampin-shabby chic
crafty friends-cute
ribbon girls-ATG/cards
mix it up-ATG/embossing
whoopsi daisy-tic/tac/toe/digi/sentiment/emboss or emboss/ribbon/flowers or digi/dies/flowers
craft-Deebowz-ATG
the crafty addicts-use die-cuts
Unicorn challenge-special occasions
sweet stampers-dots and/or stampsThank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Butterfly Bella and a Sketch

Morning and I have four DT posts today- the first one is for a sketch challenge at CCC Digi Creations,sponsored by Digistamps 4 Joy and I used the beautiful image "Butterfly Bella" coloured with promarkers,I chalked the sky and doodled round the edges.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,liquid pearls/and paper flowers from stash,feathers from grandaughters stash lol,and I used one of my backgrounds made with all oddment strips of papers.The panel behind the image was distress inks on negative side of stencil.
challenges-
Tuesday throwdown-doodles
deep ocean-ATG
crafty gals corner-bling
Fab'n'funky-kids/teenagers birthdays
word art Wednesday-ATG
cardz4galz-add some texture
4crafty chicks-celebrate women
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
sweet stampin-shabby chic
crafty friends-cute
pink gem-Spring fever
simply create too-use a digi
crafty calendar-flowers
country view-flower power
eclectic ellapu-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Daisies and Pearls

Morning and we have a new ATG/Use Spring Flowers challenge starting today at Create and Inspire sponsored by KJ Artling and I chose the image "Flower Pot",coloured with promarkers.I printed the image twice and decoupaged the flowers cutting into some of the petals,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers/pearls from stash,stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie,border puch(cut up)-Tattered Lace and scalloped circle dies from Creative Dies the larger black one is also embossed with Ditsy Dots-Tattered Lace EF.
challenges-
cute card Thursday-ATG
aud sentiments-flowers+sentiment-----TOP 5
C.R.A.F.T-3-D decoupage
give a crafter a cookie-April showers/May flowers-----TOP 5
polka doodle-ATG
QKR stampede-feminine cards/ATG
crafty catz-ATG
crafting with dragonflies-lots of flowers
catch the Bug-ATG
pink gem-embossing(black circle)
creative craft cottage-3 of a kind(3flowers in the pot?)
CAGI-birthday wishes
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
die cuttin divas-feminine
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-Bingo/black&white/polka dots/square card/birthday/bling/emboss/punches/dies/text--but no kraft
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty calendar-flowers
country view-flower power
sweet stampers-dots and /or stripes
Simon says-going dotty
crafty gals corner-bling
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Monday, 8 May 2017

Autumn Fairy

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at Crafting From The Heart sponsoring is Fabrika Fantasy and I used the beautiful image "Autumn Fairy" coloured with promarkers.The background is one I made with all oddments of papers cut into thin strips and sized to fit card,hessian flowers from stash/Marianne and Di-namites dies/flower made with Woodware punch and added glossy accents/little pearls from Xanderous Crafty Stash.
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG
deep ocean-ATG
fab'n'funky-lovely ladies
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Patties creations-for the girls
Morgans artworld-ATG
cupcake inspiration-ch 406
corrosive challenge-ATG
making memories-ATG
crafts and me-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
eclectic ellapu-ATG
Vilda stamps-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/use die-cuts
Thank you for calling and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Treat Bags

Morning hope you are all well and ready for our new ATG/Create a container challenge at 613 Avenue Create.I made three little treat bags made with Toilet roll/kitchen roll inners,covered with paper and glued at the bottom,lace and ribbon round the bottom and for handles,selection of dies from Tattered Lace craft mag freebies,Sue Wilson,flower was made with another craft mag freebie die,small paper flowers/butterfly/gems/dewdrops/papers/liquid pearls/ribbon and lace from stash.
I started sorting through my oddments of paper which was steadily mounting and had the idea of cutting all the different sized strips into 6" lengths to fit onto a 6" square oddment of card and sticking them on using similar colour tones-really please with how they turned out and more oddments used--result-not made much difference to oddment pile though lol.
challenges-
a bit more time to craft-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
deep ocean-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
creative inspirations-blooms and bows
4 crafty chicks-bows
crafty catz-ATG/5 gems on green bag
creative fingers-ATG
making memories-ATG
eclectic ellapu-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/use die-cuts
Hope you can join us and check out the DT projects and blogs for more inspiration-if needed and you have a month
Carol x x

Friday, 5 May 2017

Embossed Postcard

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at Daisy Chain and I made a poscard which I also entered into a postcard swap on FB.I stamped and heat embossed the Indigo Blu image in black and the corner flourishes(think they are from Sheena Douglas) in white-mistake because when I covered the card with panpastel it coloured the white too-I then edged the card with a black soot Distress Ink pad.It has to be one layer to go throught the post as a postcard sooo-done!Just sharing a couple of quirky comments from Holly-Ann(grandaughter 8yrs)she wanted a birthday card for a friend and was torn between a small one and a large one -really love the larger one but best take the small as she lives in a bungalow-right!!!She got so excited having a balloon fight with her grandad she came out with ---oooh I could lick a pig???really lol.
challenges-
allsorts-embossing
pink gem-embossing
creatalicious-ATG/girls
love to create-creative/mixed media
crafting when we can-CAS
incy wincy-CAS
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafters cafe blog-feminine
a bit more time to craft-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Ikes world-ATG--------TOP 3
crafty gals corner-CAS
fab'n'funky-lovely ladies
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
mix it up-ATG/embossing
Vilda stamps-ATG
delicious doodles-embossing
crafting with an attitude-ATG
more mixed media-ATG/pink
Patties creations-for the girls
lets craft and creat-make your own background
QKR stampede-ATG/feminine
eclectic ellapu-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Monday, 1 May 2017

A Perfect Nap

Morning and back with my second DT card which is for the "Browns and Creams" challenge at Artistic Inspirations,we are sponsored by Rick St Dennis and I used the image "Nap Time" coloured with promarkers.Cardstock is from Papermill Direct,music score paper from BoBunny,corrugated cardboard from packaging and hessian string from stash,I used distress ink on all the edges.
challenges-
lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG
lil red wagon-happy birthday-boys
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-a birthday card
crafty gals corner-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG/masculine
the male room-many legs
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Di's digis-use something digital
CAGI-make it square
Fabrika Fantasy-monochrome
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
eclectic ellapu-ATG

Happy 10th Birthday to our beautiful Grandaughter Ellie-love you loads x x x
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated-hope you find the time to join us too
Carol x x

50th Box Card

Morning and I have two DT cards again today-the first one is for the "Add Pearls" challenge at CCC Digi Creations,sponsored by Rick St Dennis-I used the image Sabrina at Mama Jo Jo's,coloured with promarkers and as I was asked for a box card for a female 50th so decided to combine the two,these are brilliant as they also fold flat for posting.I added gold glamour dust to the image and hem of dress which you can only see by looking in the box!!!Selection of dies from DooHickey,Memory Box,Joanna Sheen and craft mag freebie butterflies,butterflies and heart were cut in cardstock and paper to layer.Pearls,ribbon,twine and paper from stash,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
inky chicks-butterflies
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-a birthday card
crafty gals corner-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-Letter B-butterflies/box/bling
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspiration-one for the girls
as you like it-fave colour/lilac as it seems such a feminine colour for those who have outgrown pink lol
cardz4galz-a shaped card-------------------TOP 3
star stampz-soft pastels
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/for the girls
Fabrika Fantasy-monochrome
pile it on-birthdays
pammies inky pinkies-ATG
eclectic ellapu-ATG

Happy 10th birthday to our beautiful Grandaughter Ellie-love you loads x x x
Hope you find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs-back in a bit
Carol x x