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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Mini Album

For the first of my two post today I have made a mini album worthy of recycling lol,the covers are made with cat food box and the inserts are toilet roll inners,papers are Parisienne Blue -Papermania,lace buttons are from stash and used die-cuts and made matching tags to go inside and added a velcro fastener.Link for tutorial HERE
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
die-cuttin divas-make it girly
inky impressions-recycle
word art Wednesday-ATG-------------WINNER
stamp with sarah Kay-buttons
as you like it-fave item to recycle and why(cardboard and make sturdy covers for albums/toilet roll inners as look good as tag holders in albums when covered in papers)------------------------------------------------------------------Top 3
C.R.A.F.T-not a card----------------------------TOP 3
crafty ribbons-anything but a card
di-cutting divas-Earth day-recycle
crafty catz-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
incy wincy-bookmark or tags--------WINNER
DL.ART-ATG
little Claire-lots of layers
Thanks for dropping by today
Carol xx

Male card

I have made a CAS male card for someone and luckily it fitted quite a few challenges lol,this is my second post today .The image is Mos Digital pencil Simon coloured with promarkers,B.papers are Gorjuss Girls and Old Treasures cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
oldie but a goodie-hats(papers)
TTCRD-ATG
top tip Tuesday-numbers
crafty sentiments-ATG
mos digital-CAS
MAWTT-transportation
cute card Thursday-blue and green
QKR Stampede-cards for a young boy
sweet pea stampers-birthday
jellypark-one for the boys
sister act-ATG
open minded crafting-sports/activities
Disdigi designs-Birthday
corrosive challenges-head gear
OSAAT-ATG
quirky crafts-something beginning with S-skateboard/splat/stripes/square card/shoes/sweatshirt
eclectic ellapu-birthday
crazy challenge-stripes
whoopsi daisy-hand coloured image
lexis creations-for the boy/man in your life
paper nest dolls-ATG
thanks for dropping by and off to catch up with your blogs
carol xx

Monday, 28 April 2014

Bubble Bath Sassy

My second post today is for Crafting from The Heart-the challenge is ATG/CAS pretty easy eh?course it is so hope you find the time to join us.Our sponsors are Angie's Digi store and Sassy studio designs and I chose their image "Bubble Bath Sassy" coloured with promarkers and liquid pearls as bubbles,cardstock from Papermill direct,B.paper Old Treasures -the only name on the pack of 24 papers from The Works for £1-99.
challenges-
whoopsi daisy-hand coloured image
creative card crew-girly
Simon says-CAS
Divas by design-let's go to the movies(suds)
sister act-ATG
OSAAT-ATG
CAS on Sunday-sparkle and shimmer(pearlescent bubbles)
DL.ART-ATG
that craft place-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and hope you join us in this easy peasy challenge
See you tomorrow
Carol xx


Swirls and Pearls

Monday morning and the start of a new week hope the weather is better than last week cold and wet!Son,DIL and grandson were in Poland last week and kept texting how hot it was and pics on FB of them in the sea!Two posts from me today and the first one is for Artistic Inspirations -the challenge is "Swirls and Pearls"//ATG and as the sponsor is Sassy Studio designs i chose the beautiful image "Katniss Girl of Fire" and paper pieced the image,tonic punch on bottom border,B.papers are oddments from stash,Cosmic shimmer ivory PVA glue to make the pearls,cardstock from Papermill Direct and Memory Box Cosmo border die,and made my favourite upright Z-fold card.
challenges-
papertake weekly-white + one
top tip Tuesday-paper piecing
creative card crew-girly
DL.ART-ATG
divas by design-let's go to the movies(Pretty woman)
fab'n'funky-paper piecing----------------------WINNER
word art Wednesday-ATG
in the pink-digi delight
delicious doodles-pink and girly
sister act-ATG
OSAAT-ATG
lacy sunshine-fave colour combo-pink/white
scribble and scrap-ATG
Aurora Wings-monochromatic
whoopsi daisy-hand coloured images
paper nest dolls-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
See you tomorrow
Carol xx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Bugaboo-Gus Birthday Image

Morning everyone Sunday morning means a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create and the challenge-s ATG and the sponsor is Bugaboo-whose image Gus Birthday image I used coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.papers are oddments from stash.
challenges-
eureka stamps-CAS
I love promarkers-hats
Simon says-CAS
The paper shelter-for the boys
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-transportation
crafty catz-ATG
jellypark-one for the boys
crafty hands-travel
digi haven-black/white/1 other(blue)
sister act-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
without words-gentlemen only
corrosive challenges-headgear
scribble and scrap-ATG

Hope you can join us this week and check out the DT cards and blogs if you need more inspiration
see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Brand new Challenge Blog

I would first like to welcome my new follower Judith.
Today starts the first day of a brand new monthly challenge blog Crafting at the Weekend and the challenges are ATG using your stash -how easy is that so hope you will come and support us.Our sponsor is The cutting cafe,Ditzy Crafts and All Dressed Up.
I made a tissue box cover using cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper-Christmas collection from Kaisercraft,dies and dewdrops from stash,flowers from Hobbycraft and punched flowers on the top.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-not a card-----------TOP 3
crafty catz-ATG
Brown Sugar-ATG
DL.ART-ATG

Thanks for stopping by and do hope you find the time to support us and you do have a month to enter
Carol xx



Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Decorated with Graphic 45

I bought a small set of MDF drawers from The Works for £1-99 thinking of decorating one each for my grandaughters,and had just the papers.When I checked my acrylics I didn't have the right colour to match --soooo for my first attempt used my last bits of Graphic 45 French Country and the black acrylic I already had.I gave them a coat of gesso then black acrylic,oddments left from Graphic 4,a chipboard tag, a wooden label as a stopper,and made an easel card for the top.I just hope they have some left when I go back lol.
A view of the top--
challenges-
DL.ART-ATG
Marks finest papers-use kraft----------------WINNER
pan pastel-go grungy----------------TOP 3
TTCRD-ATG
city crafter-paint it
craft-room challenge-dance
inky chicks-shabby chic
Little Claire-lots of layers
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Thanks for calling by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol xx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

New Home

Hope you are all enjoying the Easter weekend,I made a New Home card with a"Happy New Home" one of the images I won at Handmade Harbour and check out the three freebies too.I coloured the image with promarkers and chalked the clouds,B.paper-Papermania,cardstock from Papermill Direct and a couple of dies.

challenges-
addicted-to-stamps-fancy folds
Handmade harbour-home and family
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
MAWTT-use the word happy------WINNER
as you like it-fave stitching(faux stitching/because I don't have a sewing machine)
sister act-ATG
totally gorjuss-die cuts or punches-------WINNER
crafty bloggers-die-cuts or embossing

Don't forget the new challenge blog Crafting at the Weekend starts on the 26th April-ATG-you can make anything you like using stuff from your stash .

Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol xx

Friday, 18 April 2014

New baby card

Welcome to my new follower LIS.What a week I got a sample card and decorated MDF heart for Tattered Lace shown on Ideal World for TPOTD,and also have a card in tne latest Docrafts magazine:).My baby card today was made for my DIL friend who has just had a little by.B.paper is New Arrivals by Forever Friends,my favourite (at the moment)square dies from Marianne Creatables,congratulations new die from Tattered lace liquid pearls and buttons from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct and silver embossed footprints stamp from Hero Arts,all layers on 3-D foam pads seeing as it wasn't going through the post.Hope you enjoy your EASTER weekend and don't eat tooo much chocolate-on second thoughts ignore that last part lol.
challenges-
crafting by design-ATG
open-minded crafting-pastel colours
eclectic ellapu-one for the boys
Fairies challenge-Baby
fashionable stamping-fave technique
crafty sentiments-use lots of white
TTCRD-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-pastel colours
crafty creations-white plus one other
divas by design-bundle of joy
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
QKR stampede-Spring celebration(new baby?)-----------TOP 5
crafty catz-B is for -Baby/blue/butons/B.paper
sister act-ATG
crafty bloggers-die-cuts/embossing
Natalie and Amy-embossing-----------------------------TOP 3
stamping sensation-dies and/or punches
feeling crafty-anything for a child
Little Claire-lots of layers
Thank you for dropping by and any comments much appreciated
Carol xx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Bubble Gum Sassy

Morning everyone hope you are all well.Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Girls which is all time favourite ---ATG--easy peasy or what!Our sponsors are Di's Digis and Sassy Studios whose image "Bubble Gum Sassy" I have used coloured with promarkers,and added glossy accents,B.papers are all oddments from stash,precious hearts die and ribbon from stash.
challenges-
Marks finest papers-The letter T(teenager)
open-mindedcrafting-pastel colours/Easter
corrosive challenge-pretty pastels
lacy sunshine-make it feminine
TTCRD-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-pastel colours
Pennys challenges-ice-cream colours(pistachio/mint)
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
creative inspirations-lots of layers
Hope you find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Thank you for any comments you wish to leave-they are much appreciated
Carol xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Cute Easter

I bought some of the new pro-coloured toppers from Hobby House and this card was made with one of the Wee Bunnies-Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet.I added a couple of dies,B.paper-Botanicals from Craftwork Cards,liquid pearls from stash and added glossy accents to the bow round egg.
challenges-
stamp with sarah kay-Easter
DL.ART-Easter
jellypark-Easter
lil red wagon-Easter
MAWTT-Easter/Spring
cute card Thursday-Easter
delicious doodles-Easter
QKR stampede-Easter----------------------------TOP5
crafty catz-animals
totally papercrafts-Easter
crafts4eternity-Easter
creative corner-let it hop
A creative romance-eggcellent Spring
open-minded challenge-Easter
eclectic ellapu-Easter
red carpet studio-hop
card mania-Easter------------------------TOP 3
whoopsi daisy-Easter---------------------------WINNER
ooh-la-la-Easter
craft your passion-bunnies/eggs/chicks
eureka stamps-Happy Easter
papertake weekly-Easter
hobbybook designer-Easter
inky impressions-Easter
Disidigi designs-Easter
Digistamps4joy-Easter/Spring
oddball stamps-Easter

Thanks for dropping by and will catch up with you all later
see you tomorrow
Carol xx


Tattered Lace-Samples

These are a couple of samples made with the new Tattered Lace Dies using some of the new Dies.Using the new Basket and flower and floral bough dies-
Church and congratulations dies silver embossed and all cardstock from papermill direct.
I also coloured an MDF heart with promarkers added a couple of dies and liquid pearls.

Thanks for looking
carol x

Monday, 14 April 2014

Vintage Beauty 1

This is my second post today for Crafting From the Heart and the challenge is ATG/Use Yellow so easy at this time of the year at least lol.Sponsoring us this week are Eureka stamps and Scribble And scrap whose beautiful image Vintage Beauty 1 I chose -coloured with promarkers,B.papers are Fabrications from Teresa Collins,Rosebud flourish signature die from Joanna Sheen and added dewdrops from stash.
challenges-
papertake weekly-Spring
Fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
divas by design-Spring/Easter
Pennys challenges-flower power
creative moments-ATG/girly
crafters cafe-Spring
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
MAWTT-Spring/Easter
crafty hands-ATG
pink gem-Spring
catch the bug-Spring
ladybug crafts-Spring
whimsy inspires-ATG
OSAAT-Use a digi
corrosive challenges-pretty pastels
pan pastel-pretty shabby chic
lacy sunshine-make it feminine
scribble and scrap-ATG
crazy challenge-Spring

Thanks for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us this week
carol xx

Aurora Wings

Morning everyone and hope you are all well this Monday morning -this is my first post of two today.The new challenge at Artistic Inspirations is ATG/Monochrome with the sponsor Aurora Wings who has some spectacular images.I chose the beautiful image Flower Ballerina,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.papers Parisienne Blue from Papermania,a layer of spiders web and liquid pearls from stash,I decided to keep the card pretty much CAS so as not to distract from the beautiful image and papers.
challenges-
crafts galore encore-crafting with colour(fave colour blue)
whimsy inspires-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
creative moments-ATG/Girly
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty hands-ATG
sister act-ATG
pile it on-use mesh or tulle
OSAAT-use a digi
lacy sunshine-make it feminine
scribble and scrap-ATG
aurora wings-ATG
incy wincy-CAS
Bunny Zoes-monochrome


Thanks for stopping by and check out the DT cards and blogs for some great inspiration
carol xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

ATG/Reuse/Reycycle

Sunday morning means a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create and the challene is ATG/Reuse/Recycle, to celebrate Earth Day which is the 22nd April.Our sponsors are Fred she said,and Jellypark whose image Champagne 50 I have used,coloured with promarkers and cut out.B.paper is Christmas collection from Kaisercraft.Martha stewart border punch and Spellbinders die,and Tattered lace Congratulations die,liquid pearls from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct,and reycled ribbon from packaging.
challenges-
scribble and scrap-ATG
pan pastel-pretty shabby chic
OSAAT-use a digi
corrosive challenges-pretty pastels
addicted-to-stamps-fancy folds
cutie pie-cute/dies/punches
eureka stamps-ribbon and bows
paper pretties-punches
hobbybook designer-2 or more dies
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty hands-ATG
crafty bloggers-die-cuts or embossing
memas crafts-ATG
stamping sensations-dies and/or punches
whimsy inspires-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
Today is also my hubbys 65th birthday-officially a pensioner lol that will give him something else to moan about !
Holly-Ann opening one of her birthday presents and still looks unwell after her bout of scarlet fever.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you can join us this week--see you tomorrow
carol xx

Friday, 11 April 2014

Holly-Ann(Grandaughter)is 5yrs old today

Morning well today is the day my grandaughter Holly-Ann has been counting down the sleeps to-she is 5yrs old and coming later to pick up her presents which she wanted all wrapped please!they are both feeling a lot better and her Mum and Dad are both cursing calpol as after having a couple of days worth felt well enough for an hour in the garden-during which they took a screwdriver,levered the lid of a tin of emulsion in the shed!and painted each others hair and clothes!!!cue a phone call from Matthew asking how to get paint out of hair without resorting to turps-which in case you need to know is just shampoo left in for 10 mins then a fine tooth comb see easy eh lol.Would have loved to have seen them though.This is my card for Holly because as soon as I saw this image it reminded me of Holly-Ann.Yesterday I spent the day with my eldest son Paul and grandson Jozef,after feeding him his "lunch" -dinner to me lol we went shopping for his first pair of shoes-which was no hassle at all completely different to when I went with Ellie and Holly for new school shoes an absolute nightmare!!!He now has six teeth and crawling all over and walking round the furniture seems quite advanced for 9months or I could be biased.
The fantastic image and sentiment "Always Do your Own Thing" is from Squigglefly coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper/New Arrivals from Forever Friends,alphabet and number buttons from Hobbycraft,ribbon from stash.
challenges-
allsorts-no flowers
catch the bug-ATG
pile it on-feminine
quirky crafts-spice girls
ooh-la-la-for a child
eureka stamps-ribbon and bows
love to create-ATG for kids
top tip Tuesday-cute
TTCRD-ATG
craft-room challenge-humour------------------TOP 3
ladybugs crafts ink-birthday
twisted Tuesday-make me laugh---------TWISTED CHOSEN
handmade harbour-home/family(grandaughter)
I love promarkers-buttons(alphabet buttons)
creative moments-ATG/girly
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
paper crafting journey-for a special lady(grandaughter)
crafty little fairies-Button up
memas crafts-ATG
crafts galore encore-creating with colour(red)
left of center-ribbon
stamping sensations-dies and/or punches
feeling crafty-anythingfor a child
challenges4everybody-ATG

Thanks for calling by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol xx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Broken Toe/Dislocated Finger and Scarlet Fever

Hi everyone -well on my last post I told you I had broken my toe,then two two days later I dislocated my finger!!!and I have been helping look after my two little grandaughter while Mum and Dad is at work as they bth have scarlet fever.It never rains but it pours!!!On a good note their Dad(my son Matthew) who has his own tattoo studio now has so much work on he has been offered larger premises,and after a guest spot at a tattoo studio in Sheffield in February they have asked him back in April and he has also been offered a booth in June at a tattoo convention,he has had tattoos in a couple of magazines and been interviewed by a magazine in Australia-so things looking up for them fingers crossed.My card today is just a simple CAS as mojo is a bit slow at moment.
Just a reminder about the new challenge blog-Crafting at the Weekend which goes live on the 26th April.My image is from Handmade Harbourcoloured with promarkers and the B.paper is Daydream from Heidi grace.
challenges-
lil red wagon-make it masculine
divas by design-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art wednesday-ATG
delightful challenges-hip to be square
DL.ART-ATG
cute card Thursday-all boy
4 crafty chicks-colour an image
brown sugar-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
cupcake inspirations-monochromatic
TTCRD-ATG
Simon says-Happy birthday
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
crafting musketeers-monochrome
the crafting cafe-one for the boys
without words-gentlemen only
challenges4everybody-ATG
bunny Zoes-monochrome

Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave and catching up with your blogs bit by bit lol
Carol xx

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Broken Toe!!!

Morning -at the moment I am nursing a very painful and very swollen purple broken toe!!!I was carrying the shower curtain down the stairs to wash and because it was nylon the end slipped under my foot which bent under and luckily I had one hand free to grab the bannister-result one broken toe,the one next to the big toe? reduced to wearing summer flip flops even though it was cold today lol
My card today is for Crafty Girls and the challenge is da-da-da-da-ATG so come and join in no excuse lol,our sponsors are A Day For Daises and Glamoureyes whose image "Evening 'Do' Katalina coloured with promarkers,craft mag freebie B.paper,Joanna Sheen signature die Ivy Flourish,ribbon and liquid pearls from stash.
challenges-
sister act-ATG
quirky crafts-spice girls
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-use patterned paper
stamp with Sarah kay-girly
divas by design-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
memas crafts-ATG
left of center-ribbon and/or flowers
craftsgalore encore-colour include fave colour(green)
DL.ART-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol xx