Saturday, 23 October 2021

Another Leaf Print

 A  couple of weeks ago I found a really nice leaf outside my sons backdoor and made this print with it and distress inks, then it just lay on my desk but noticed there was only one day left on theCAS mix it up challenge so finally made it into a card-hope its CAS enough.

Stamped sentiment was from a Stampin Up set and the pine leaves from a Pink Frog set were stamped around the outside -didn't like it straight on so put on wonky angles.

UPDATE--- Yayyyy Hollie is now negative!


challenges-

CAS mix it up-Botanicals

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG 

use your stuff-Autumn

TTCRD-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

krafty chicks-CAS

creatalicious-ATG

creative moments-ATG

CAS on Friday-Autumn

alphabet-O for oudoors?

allsorts-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

a place to start-purely handmade

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Thursday, 21 October 2021

Paper Pieced Magnolia

 

 Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post-my sty has completely gone-Helen has a telephone app with the mental team in the next couple of weeks and poor Hollie is still testing positive for covid bless her so not seen her for nearly three weeks. 

Thank you to Monica for the beautiful card which made my day-Thank you x

My mojo has also been having a break been sat at craft desk and nothing happening!!!So been through my draft file to find something to post,can't even remember who I made this for tbh!

I made another paper pieced birthday card to show I used the beautiful Magnolia stamp from Chocolate Baroque and paper pieced using a scrap of P.paper from stash,the stamped Bee is also from Chocolate Baroque.

Stencils from Creative Expressions and Artisan Designs,the stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie and I added doodled borders.

challenges---

QKR Stampede-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

scrapping4fun-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

the sisterhood of crafters-Happy birthday

cute card Thursday-ATG

krafty chicks-CAS

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

sheepski designs-cold/hot colours/I went with cold

mix it up-paper piecing

Morgans Artworld-ATG

Ikes world-ATG

Arty Divas-ATG


Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Saturday, 16 October 2021

Paper Pieced Floral Grunge

 Morning and I made another card using the Floral Grunge stamp from Chocolate Baroque I made another Diamond Point card and paper pieced the image using papers from my stash,dies from Crafters Companion.I made the card for a blogging friends birthday and it has now been received-she loved it thank goodness. Those who look a little closer will notice I missed cutting off under the petal on the right hand side but noticed it too late!!!


 Challenges---

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

the paper shelter-two colours

Pennys challenges-ATG

cute card Thursday-ATG

QKR stampede-ATG

Creatalicious-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

scrapping4fun-ATG

Sheepski designs-hot or cold colours/went with cold

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

Ikes world-ATG

love to craft-ATG

mix it up-paper piecing

pink gem-ATG

Just a little update-when we got back from the funeral Helen(daughter) had had a mental meltdown and has now been referred to someone highter than the therapist she speaks to now and different meds-so back on sick and now panicking about her job.Grandaughter Hollie(12yrs my little crafting mate) has been off school all week really poorly bless her and has now tested positive for covid :(  and I woke up with my first even eye stye!!! Looking forward to some good news

Carol x x x 

 


Sunday, 10 October 2021

Botanical prints

Late one again- I quite liked the new challenge at CAS mix it up Botanical Prints- I used the technique of putting leaves through the big shot between two pieces of watercolour paper-trouble was the first time was mid Summer and it worked perfectly even getting some of the colour from the flowers used too onto the paper---


I picked the leaves from aptly named Painters pallette plant, trouble was we had had three days of rain and this was the only decent print I got as most just went through a squashy wet mush!!!

I didn't outline the leaves that was how they came out but quite a good effect.

I then used one as a stamp with oxides and pressed on white cardstock,cut out with creative dies and a circle of corrugated card.I doodled the borders and stamped a friend sentiment wit a Julie Hickey stamp.

 This is the one I made 4yrs ago---Using an image my son who is a self taught Tattoo Artist drew.



challenges---

CAS mix up-botanical prints

TTCRD-ATG 

crafty sentiments-ATG

try it on Tuesday-Autumn

word art Wednesday-ATG--------------------TOP 3

creative moments-ATG

C.R.A.F.T-ATG 

krafty chicks-stamp act

CAS on Friday-circles

we love2create-ATG 

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

through the purple haze=ATG

love to craft-ATG

Mix it up-ATG

a place to start-purely handmade

four seasons-ATG-Fall 

 

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x




Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Counting Seagulls

 There is a pretty new monthly challenge blog called River of Creativity and while other challenges are closing they are struggling for support and entries so hope you canfind the time to join in this month-the challenge is Wildlife but if you are making Christmas cards images of Penguins and Reindeers would fit too.

My card has been evolving over a few weeks---okay months.I made the B.paper months ago using a selection of inks and stamps.

I stamped the image from Crafty Individuals twice and fussy cut one of the seagulls out of P.paper to add to the sign.I also stamped the wooden sign post onto wood affect paper and paper pieced.

The stamped sentiment and shell were gifted to me in a card swap a couple of years ago.

I love this image and bought it after seeing it used by Sandra so hope it fits the challenge.

challenges---

river of creativity-wildlife

krafty chicks-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

QKR Stampede-ATG----------TOP FIVE

polka doodles-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

allsorts-I love---this stamp and stamping

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

cupcake inspiration-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

the paper shelter-layer it up

Pennys challenge-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

we love2create-ATG 

stamping sensations-animals/birds/bugs

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

cute as a button-ATG with wings

mix it up-ATG/paper piecing

love to craft-ATG

critter crazy-ATG

lets craft and create-Things with wings

crafty animals-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x






Sunday, 3 October 2021

Romantic Rock

 Morning and we have a new ATG-no twist  challenge at 613 Avenue Create and I made another diamond point card.I made this card for a very friendly helpful member of staff at our local Heron shop who was leaving for another job.

I used a pre-coloured  image Romantic Rock from LOTV and papers from stash had a few years.I chose the image because the girl has similar hair but more purple.



challenges---

CD Sunday plus-ATG---------------------------TOP 3

double trouble-something/anything/everything

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

Pennys challenges-ATG

Simon says-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

QKR stampede-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

allsorts-I love---this image and making shaped cards

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG 

creative creases-fun folds

Thank you for dropping by and any comments left are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Friday, 1 October 2021

Cooper is 7yrs Old

October!!! Welcome to my new follower  STEF.

First of all thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post and for your support and comments on all my posts they really are all much appreciated-thank you so much.

My card today was just a bit of fun it was for a neighbour who has been very good to us -her dog Cooper was 7yrs old and her boys gave him a little party complete with a dog cake as he has not been well.

The pre-coloured image was from LOTV,scrao of P.paper/number peel off and scrabble tile from stash, stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie.


 challenges---

pink gem-ATG 

creative moments-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

INTAAS-furry friends

CD Sunday plus-ATG

double trouble-something,anything,everything

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

critter crazy-ATG

a place to start-use patterned paper

crafty animals-ATG 

cute as a button-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x