Monday, 26 June 2017

Selfie With Santa

Morning and welcome to my new follower unfortunately I don't know who it is to share a link as followers list doesn't seem to have been updated.We have a new challenge at Artistic Inspirations and we are sponsored by Dr Digis-I used Selfie Santa coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and soft snow.cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers from The Works(last year)the stitched square dies are also from The Works,Rudolf selfie from Sheepski Designs and the Happy Christmas die from Sue Wilson which I won a couple of months ago.
challenges
crafty sentiments-add a sentiment
lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG
crafty gals corner-Any holiday-Christmas
Pennys challenges-quick and easy
Simon says-P.paper
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
sweet stampin-lots of layers
crafty friends-friendship?
crafting when we can-use any image
scribbles designs-holiday hoopla
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Rose The Hippy

Morning and hope everyone is well-we are starting a new challenge at A Inky Mess sponsored by Scrap N'Dipity,I used the beautiful image Rose The Hippy coloured with promarkers and resized to fit on a 4" square Fat Page.I added frantage on the peace sign because I dropped a baby wipe which I had just cleaned the embossing folder with and as image was already cut out and coloured decided to cover!The background was made by stamping with an embossing folder and the strip across the same both folders were craft mag freebies,a piece of corrugated packing over the top,lace under middle strip and liquid pearls from stash.Creative Die-cut circle was made with silver and gold Aztec metallic paint brushed onto black card and everything was put on with silicone for depth.
challenges-
incy wincy-sparkle or shine
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
creative craft cottage-no P.paper
crafty creations-ATG
QKR Stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
sweet stampin-lots of layers
pink gem-Summer colours
Dragonfly dreams-add sparkle
crafts galore encore-ATG
sheepski designs-girlz rule
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us -we had some brilliant entries last month-thanks to all who entered.
Carol x x

Friday, 23 June 2017

June Wedding

Morning and hope you are all well-we have a new Just For Fun challenge at Crafting With Friends,I made a wedding card which was for my DILs Uncle who was getting remarried.I used an image from ADFD coloured with promarkers,the embossed backing card was an EF from Crafters Companion,B.paper from 7Gypsies,die-cut heart from The Works,frame from Spellbinders,sml wooden heart/sml white heart which I stamped on/ribbon/pearls from stash and handmade flowers made with dies.
challenges-
ribbon girl-any image
crafting when we can-shabby chic
crafty sentiments-add a sentiment
catch the Bug-Bingo/ribbon/die/sentiment
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-letters and/or numbers
Ikes world-ATG
sunny day crafting-tic/tac/toe-flowers/dies/emboss
crafty creations-ATG
Double D-weddings
Simon says-P.paper
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-Bingo/P.paper/emboss/dies
craft-dee bowz-ATG
card mania-bows
country view-hearts
the crafty addicts-ATG/die-cuts
making memories-Bingo/flowers/image/pearls
sweet stampers-dies
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Decorated Canvas for GDT

Morning-I was a spotlight winner at Crafting By Designs in May so was delighted to be invited to be a Guest Designer for the "Animals"challenge.I decorated a 7x5inch canvas covered with distress inks,stamped with several stamps/craft mag freebies and Crafters Companion in distress ink and also inked through a stencil,I added texture paste(diy filler from the £1 shop)die-cut clock from Marianne and the White Rabbit and large clock images are on a paper napkin added with pva,the sentiment -put on silicone for dimension-was from an A4 page of sentiments and mens images I won from Whimsy Stamps-I then added Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish round edges,paste and clock.
challenges
creatalicious-ATG/dies
a bit more time to craft-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty sentiments-add a sentiment
TTCRD-ATG
try it on Tuesday-letters and/or numbers
cutie pie-all creatures great and small
creative ladybirds-ATG
open-minded crafting fun-all about time
altered eclectics-altered/mixed media
not just cards-ATG
Rhedds creative spirit-altered art/mixed media
creative inspirations-our furry/feathered friends
creative craft cottage-no P.paper
Simon says-P.paper/own background
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative moments-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join the challenge
Carol x x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A Happy Accident-Just Imagine!

I actually have a CAS card to share today -it started off with paint on a stencil instead of cleaning it pressed it onto card then stencilled Distressed Dots from Creative Expressions,then I was going to cut a die-cut from the center then inlay the die--BUT--because I didn't tape the die it slipped and so having watched Let Leonie Loose last week and seeing her recover from a happy accident I then cut all the odd bits off and left the aperture,layering onto blue paper then black cardstock,then stamped imagine from Crafters Companion-quite pleased with result lol.
challenges-
Pennys challenges-quick and easy
the sisterhood of crafters-use your imagination
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/spots
crafting with dragonflies-sentiment as focal
inkspirational-photo insp
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty sentiments-add a sentiment
TTCRD-ATG
try it on Tuesday-letters and/or numbers
crafting with an attitude-ATG
Happy little stampers-watercolour challenge/ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 19 June 2017

Arabian Nights Delight

Morning and first of all I would like to welcome my new follower Linda-and we have a new challenge starting at Crafting From The Heart and as we are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine I used the beautiful image "Bahie-Arabian Nights,coloured with promarkers.The background was made with distress inks through a stencil and sprayed with water,dies are from Your Next Die and Creative Dies,cardstock from Papermill Direct and the imaged is on silicone glue for height.
challenges-
creative moments-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-use your imagination/ATG
creatalicious-ATG/dies,punches
a bit more time to craft-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/spots,stripes
Morgans artworld-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
classic design team-open/ATG
scrappers delights-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/die-cuts
not just cards-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
let's craft and create-girls,girls,girls
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Heart and Feather Tag

Morning and would like to welcome my latest follower Tracy-hope you have the time to check out her fabulous blog.I have four DT posts today and the last one is for the midway inspiration at Love To Craft ATG challenge,I made a tag brayering a background with Decoart acrylic paints,added texture with paste through a stencil-I usually make my own texture paste but have just bought a large pot of DIY filler from the £1 shop which is brilliant,the stencil is Distressed Dots from Creative Expressions,the stamped music score is Kanban and the textured stamps are from Crafters Companion,Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish round the edges,fabric heart/wool from stash I then die-cut a feather,painted with distress ink and dabbed with distress stains,chilli powder for texture,embossing powders and topped with gilding polish.
challenges-
creative fingers-ATG
crafty friends-make it pink
love to create-creative/mixed media
corrosive-ATG
Fashionable stamping-make it feminine
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Tag Tuesday-texture
creative moments-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-use your imagination/ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative artiste-anything mixed media
stamping sensations-use your favourite stamp/music score
a perfect time to craft-ATG
one crazy stamper-ATG
classic design team-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG
country view-hearts
eclectic ellapu-a touch of pink/purple
altered eclectics-altered/mixed media
more mixed media-ATG
sweet stampers-dies/punches-die-cut feathe
MAWTT-embossing(feather)
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Deacon Bugs

Morning and I have four DT posts today-the third one is for the midway inspiration at Love to Scrap "Boyz Rule" challenge.Sponsoring is Oddball Art,DRS Designs and Bugaboo whose image I used-Deacon Bugs-coloured with promarkers and chalked sky,I made the B.paper by stamping onto plain green paper with stamps from Indigo Blu,Sheena Douglas and Chocolate Baroque little Bee-the butterflies were cut from B.paper in stash.
challenges-
crafty catz-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by design-things with wings
simply create too-Summer fun
crafty calendar-boys will be boys
do-allkreatives-early Summer
craft rocket-for the men/boys
digistamps4joy-ATG/butterflies
a snowflakes promise-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and you still have time to join the challenge
Carol x x

Giraffe and Pebbles

Morning and I have a whopping four DT posts today-the second one is for the Masculine challenge at Crafty Girlz,I used the Giraffe image from Toadstool printables,coloured with promarkers,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct and wooden beads from stash.The background I made using the stamping with an embossing folder technique where you ink the embossing folder a first for me but will definitely use again,the embossing folder is pebbles from Crafters Companion.
challenges-
sweet stampin-monochrome
corrosive-ATG
INTAAS-for men
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG---HONORARY MENTION
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-for the men
lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Simon says-emboss it
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
I love promarkers-monochrome
great impressions-masculine
crafting with an attitude-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
craft rocket-for the men/boys
2crafty critter crazies-feature a critter
cutie pie-all creatures great and small
Fabrika fantasy-for the men/boys
classic design team-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG
Unicorn challenge-for the guys
QKR stampede-for the guys/A
moving along with the times-embossing
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Round and Round the Garden With Barclay Bear

Morning and I have a whopping four DT projects to share today-the first one is for CCC Digi Creations "Inspired by a Song/Nursery Rhyme" sponsored by Pink Gem.My inspiration was "Round and round the garden like a teddy bear nursery rhyme" which I say to my littlest grandson-so I chose the image Barclay Bear with Flower and as I am rubbish at colouring fur I used the pre-coloured image.Coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,and papers were all oddments from stash.
challenges-
Di's digis-Birthdays
digi choosday-ATG
inky chicks-use 3 papers
Simply create too-Summer fun
create and makes-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-feature a critter
cutie pie-all creatures great and small
a snowflakes promise-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Postcard Swap

Morning and would like to welcome my latest follower Tracy-hope you can find the time to check out her beautiful cards.I have made a postcard for a swap on FB-I painted Aztec metallic silver paint onto black cardstock,then stamped arrow and Bee in black,stamped and heat embossed in silver the craft maf freebie star,I then heat embossed in gold the textured stamp from Crafters Companionand because I was impatient half of the word inspire embossed too but quite liked the result-a happy accident lol,the price tags where cut from TH papers/small pices of silver metal and Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish round the edges,I then had to mat and layer onto black card then silver to make the size up as it has to be 6"x4".
challenges-
crafty sentiments-ATG
crafty gals corner-emboss it
Simon says-make it masculine
word art WEdnesday-ATG
the male room-off the edge
creative inspiration-your favourite things/stamps/paint/embossing
MAWTT-embossing
cute card Thursday-boys/men
star stampz-for a man
C.R.A.F.T-inspired by a film/The Silver Star
Brown sugar-ATG
QKR Stampede-ATG/for the guys
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
love to create-creative/mixed media
INTAAS-for men
creative artiste-mixed media
craft rocket-for the boys/men
unicorn challenge-for the guys
mix it up-ATG with stamping
not just cards-ATG
tic/tac/toe-1st challengeheat emboss/free/gold
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Love in a Mist and Paint

Morning and hope everyone is well and ready for a new challenge at Create and Inspire-ATG/Tag You're It-we are sponsored by Delicious Doodles so used "Love in a Mist Flowers" image(love these flowers)coloured with promarkers,dies from Creative Dies,the background I made by brayering on Tando acrylic paints in three colours,stamps from Polka Doodles and craft mag freebies,distress ink through sequin waste and Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish round the edges,twine from stash.
challenges-
love to create-creative mixed media
creatalicious-ATG
incy wincy-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-flower power
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspiration-your favourite things/paint/stamp/digi/promarkers
corrosive challenge-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/dies/punches
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
do-all kreatives-early Summer
a perfect time to craft-open/ATG
scrappers delight-ATG
Inspiration destination-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can find the time to join us
Carol x x

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Twins-Twice as Nice

First of all I would like to welcome my new followers Barbetka K-hope you can find the time to check out her beautiful blog.I actually have a non DT card today,I made this for my DIL to give to her friend who has just had twin boys.I used a LOTV stamp"Twice as Nice" image and sentiment-coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Marianne/Memory Box dies/liquid pearls from stash,baby bottles were from a local card/party favours shop.
challenges-
as you like it-fave reason to make cards/Baby cards as you can make them so cute and different to bought cards
monochrome magic-monochrome
brown sugar-celebrations
Patties creations-for the boys
crafting with Dragonflies-ATG
catch the Bug-ATG
pink gem-for the boys/men
CAGI-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/fave colour(blue)
incy wincy-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
cardz4guys-something blue(Dad no longer with us-so if not app please delete)
Lemon shortbread-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
I love promarkers-For a child/superheroes
creative moments-ATG
double D-blue and white
Simon says-make it masculine
creative inspiration-your fave things/stamps/dies
stamping sensations-use your favourite stamp
one crazy stamper-ATG
Vilda stamps-ATG
mix it up-stamping
word art Wednesday-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/die-cuts
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 5 June 2017

Scrapbook Page or Card???

Morning and I am back with my third and last DT post for today which is "Use a Doily" challenge at Get Creative sponsored by Shadow Clocksy,Dr Digi and Aliciabel. I used the image Ruffled Multi-Tiered Ballgown,coloured with promarkers.I made a scrapbook page which could be made into a card,the B.paper and cut out elements are from Craftwork Cards,the little doilies were cut from stash paper also buttons/hessian and tulle,metal scissors from The Works,the doily die-cut from Sizzix everything was put on 3-D foam for dimension.
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG---------TOP 3
Tuesday throwdown-stitching
the paper shelter-make it digital--------WINNER
crafty gals corner-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
star stampz-choose 3/digi/buttons/hand colouring
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
crafty friends-make it pink
CAGI-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
card mania-buttons and/or bows
eclectic ellapu-a touch of pink/purple
let's craft and create-girls,girls,girls
incy wincy-ATG
more mixed media-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and you ahve a month to join us in the challenge
Carol x x

Butterflies ATC Set

Morning and this is my second of three DT posts today -we have an ATG challenge at Crafting From The Heart and we are sponsored by Scrap'n'Dipity.Using my own stamps I made an ATC set-I put some Decoart acrylics onto craft mat,added water and smooshed cardstock through,I then cut into ATC size and stamped butterfly stamp from Indigo Blu onto offcuts,cut out and glued on ATC with wings loose,the small butterfly stamp is from Sheena Douglass,I then stamped round the edges with a Crafters Companion texture stamp.
challenges-
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
creative inspirations-your favourite things/stamps and paint
a bit more time to craft-ATG
cute card Thursday-bugs and butterflies-----WINNER
Polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
Crafty Catz-ATG/Summertime
Morgans artworld-ATG
catch the Bug-ATG
love to create-creative/mixed media
addicted to stamps-animals
CAGI-ATG
Delicious Doodles-all creatures great and small
creative artiste-Anything mixed media
the artistic stamper-things with wings
one crazy stamper-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-feature a critter
digistamps4joy-ATG/butterflies
Penny Black at allsorts-ATG
mix it up-ATG/stamping
quirky crafts-quirky things with wings
happy little stampers-watercolour-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
incy wincy-ATG
more mixed media-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated-will be round to comment more now grandaughters back at school
Carol x x

Agapanthus and Daisies

Morning and I have three DT posts today the first one is for the Monochrome challenge at Daisy Chain,I made a postcard 6"x4"which I also entered into a postcard swap on FB.The background flowers are from Polka Doodles,then inked Stampendous Agapanthus Cluster stamp with distress ink,sprayed with water before stamping onto watercolour paper I then distress inked all the edges.
challenges-
creatalicious-ATG/fave colour/blue
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspiration-your favourite things/stamps/distress inks
rubber dance-colour challenge
monochrome magic-monochrome
polka doodles-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/Summertime
Morgans artworld-ATG
one crazy stamper-ATG
Penny Black at allsorts-ATG
mix it up-ATG/stamping
Vilda stamps-ATG
happy little stampers-watercolour ch-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
incy wincy-ATG
stamping sensations-use your favourite stamp(not just one but both are my favourites)
more mixed media-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Box of Bears

Morning and hope you are all well-we have a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is ATG/Stamping with an Embossing Folder chosen by Natalie.I have had the idea of a box of bears in my mind for a while and decided time to make one.I usually make my own box cards but have bought some die-cut ones from Craftwork Cards,cardstock from Papermill Direct,the embossing folder is Leaf Vein from Crafters Companion and distress inks,the honeycomb stamp is from Chocolate Baroque,and the assorted Bears are from two unamed stamp sets,I used glossy accents on the honey pots and glamour dust on the Bees wings,the Pine Bough die is from Die-namites.Clothes on Bears and Bees coloured with promarkers.
challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Lemon shortbread-ATG
Passion for promarkers-kinetic card-------TOP 5
creatalicious-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG----------------TOP 3
crafting by designs-ATG
Simon Says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspiration-favourite things/stamps
a bit more time to craft-ATG
monochrome magic-monochrome------TOP 3
Patties creations-for the boys
QKR stampede-ATG----------------WINNER
crafting with an attitude-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-feature a critter
mix it up-ATG/Stamping
Vilda stamps-ATG
pile it on-fancy folds
Penny Black at Allsorts-ATG
fashionable stamping-let's go wild
addicted to stamps-animals
one crazy stamper-ATG
Delicious doodles-all creatures great and small
Thank you for calling and hope you will join us-we are monthly now so plenty of time
Carol x x

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Queen Bee on a Fat Page

Morning and hope you are all well and ready to join our "Eileens Challenge" which is Include a Lavender Ribbon or Bow at CCC Digi Creations,we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and Digital Delights whose image I was given-Queen Bee coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust.The stamped Bee is from Chocolate Baroque and the stamped crown is Crafty Inspirations-gold embossed.I made a 4" SQUARE FAT PAGE with cardstock from Papermill Direct,dies from Creative Dies and Tim Holtz,card candy from Craftwork Cards and paper and ribbon from stash,I chalked the clouds and the bows on the shoes are diecut waste.The circle dies and image are on 3-D foam pads for dimension.
challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
sweet stampin-use up your stash/card candy/paper/bows about 3yrs old/chalks-12yrs old
INTAAS-stitching------------------TOP 3
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-stitching
die cuttin divas-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
Simon says-ATG
sunny day crafting-tic/tac/toe-ribbon/digi/dies
cute card Thursday-bugs and butterflies
star stampz-choose at least 3/ribbon/digi/hand coloured
2crafty critter crazies-use a creature
Delicious doodles-all creatures great and small
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

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-------TOP 3
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
Tag Tuesday-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------------WINNER
the artistic stamper-floral fantasy
Penny black at allsorts-photo/colour challenge
country view-flower power
more mixed media-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/stancils-------TOP 3
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)--TOP PICK
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