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Sunday, 26 June 2016

CAS Journal Page

I have another journal page today a CAS one using the image "Summer" which I won from SheepSki Images coloured with promarkers,the little butterfly stamp is from Polka Doodles Daisydays and the water colour effect background is from stash.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/Summer
inky impressions-Summertime
word art Wednesday-ATG
Julia Spiri-ATG with a garden
star stampz-Summer
crafty girls creations-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
chocolate coffee cards-girls of Summer
Di's digi designs-Summer
pink gem-Anything but a card
crafty friends-inspired by a song/These boots are made for walking

to be updated

Saturday, 25 June 2016

New mixed Media Challenge Blog

Morning everyone and hope you are all ready for our first challenge on a brand new mixed media challenge blog--A Inky Mess-ATG/mixed media-there will be a new challenge on the 25th of every month so plenty of time to getting working on your projects.This month our sponsor is Ikes Art and I have used "Walls of Sadness" coloured with promarkers,I coloured the image grey to reflect the negative sentiment against the coloured background,and balanced this with the more positive words.I made a journal page sprayed with my new Deco Art Misters,stencilled over with a brick stencil and distress inkpad,the brick paper was downloaded from Google and the words are from Crafters Companion.
challenges-
OSAAT-ATG with layer it up
we love to create too-anything creative/mixed media
not just cards-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
creative craft cottage-layer it up
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-distressing
passion for promarkers-inspired by a song title//Wonderwall-Oasis
the sisterhood of crafters-create your own background
creative fingers-ATG
creative artiste-ATG
dark'n'daring-ATG
more mixed media-ATG
pink gem-Anything but a card
sls lines-anything but a card
Hope you will follow and support us and maybe give mixed media a go
Carol x x


Thursday, 23 June 2016

MDF Wall Hanging

I have a hanging to share with you today -it's MDF coated with my new Deco Art misters,the stamps are a Little Scenic set from Sheena Douglass and the edge one is from textured set from Crafters Companion,I added a small ammount of glamour dust and flicked white acrylic.
challenges-
allsorts-how does your garden grow
crafty friends-inspired by a song/The Dragonfly by Fleetwood Mac
we love to create too-anything creative/mixed media
not just cards-ATG
crafty boots-Summertime
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG---------WINNER
deep ocean-metal or wood//MDF wood
Simon says-add some shimmer
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/Summer
The sisterhood of crafters-create your own background
inky impressions-Summertime
word art Wednesday-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/hobbies-gardening
Julia Spiri-ATG with a garden
star stampz-here comes Summer
Thanks for dropping by and off to catch up with your blogs
Carol x x

Monday, 20 June 2016

ADFD -Morning Dew Fairy

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge starting at Crafting From The Heart,sponsored by ADFD and I used the beautiful image "Morning Dew Fairy" coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Marianne Dies and craft mag freebies,papers from stash.I made a centre stepper card and felt I went overboard a little bit and even took off a couple of embellishments after seeing the first pic lol.
challenges-
a snowflakes promise-ATG
petal Lu-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
creative inspiration-Spring into Summer
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/stitching
the sisterhood of crafters-Summer fun
inky impressions-Summertime
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty addicts-ATG/Summertime
fussy and fancy-say it with flowers
polka doodle-use a die cut
Di's digi designs-Summer
ADFD-add glitter
sweet stampin-shaped card
allsorts-how does your garden grow
OSAAT-ATG with layer it up-----------TOP 3
paper creator-all about flowers
Digistamps4joy-ATG/Fairies
Open-minded crafting fun-Seasons/holidays
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us and check ou the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Flirtatious Lady

Morning -can you believe it will be the longest day on Tuesday-and where is our Summer or was that the three days we had a couple of weeks ago??? We have a new challenge starting today at
613 Avenue Create-ATG/optional Create a Tag-we are sponsored by Rick St Dennis and I used the image Flirtatious Hat Lady-coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper/dies/dewdrops/seambinding/border punch and little metal fan charm from stash,I also heat embossed the edges with siver EP also some peel off corners under there.
challenges-
not just cards-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG-------DT Favourite
deep ocean-metal/wood-Metal fan charm/embossing
crafty ribbons -ATG with ribbon/lace
4 crafty chicks-metal/fan charm
crafty girls creations-ATG
polka doodle-use a die-cut
simply create too-buttons or bows
The sisters of craft-ATG
great impressions-ATG
scrappers delights-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to check out the DT cards and blogs and maybe join us
Carol x x

Friday, 17 June 2016

Wedding Anniversary

Morning and back with my second DT card today which is for Just For Fun challenge at Simply Papercrafts-I made an anniversary card and used an image from Digi Darla(no longer available)coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,the back layer was embossed with Tattered Lace dots EF then distress inks round edge and stamped round with texture stamp from Crafters Companion,then another layer of card covered with kitchen roll/gesso and stamped,a selection of dies/liquid pears and ribbon from stash.
challenges-
pink gem-love and romance
di's digi designs-fave colour combo
OSAAT-ATG/layer it up
ribbon gilrs-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
crafty creations-tic/tac/toe-sentiment/dies/pearls
PetalLu-ATG
BeckaB-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG
let's craft and create-hearts and/or flowers
sparkles forum-They say when you marry in June
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

More Feminine

Morning and hope you are all well and I have another two DT cards to post today-this first one is for Crafting With Friends and as we are sponsored by Conie Fong I chose the beautiful image Leilani coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and Ranger liquid pearls,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers from Tattered Lace craft mag and stash,seam binding/pearls and metal brad from stash.I asls made my favourite fold an upright Z-fold card although not used it for a while.
challenges-
OSAAT-ATG with layer it up
Ribbon girls -ATG
Lacy sunshine-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Lemon shortbread-ATG
Deep ocean-metal/wood-metal brad?
PetalLu-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
Creative inspiration-Spring into Summer
fab'n'funky-shaped cards
Pennys challenges-ATG----TOP 3
inky impressions-Summertime?
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-make it girly
crafty ribbons-ATG
crafty girls creations-ATG
bunny Zoes-Summer
whoopsi Daisy-bring on Summer
creative ladybirds-ATG
Hope you can find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Ike's Art

My third DT card for today is for the new ATG challenge at Create and Inspire sponsored by Ike's Art and I used the image "A Smashing Idea" watercoloured with Twinkling H2O's and added glamour dust on the tiny particles,I decorated a notebook and the the backing card from Papermill Direct is embossed with a Tim Holtz EF and sprayed with one of my new Deco art misters in black,siver heat embossed Inspire is from Crafters Companion.DONE.
challenges-
creative fingers-ATG
catch the bug-masculine
CAGI-weird/whimsical
not just cards-ATG
crafty boots-masculine
incy wincy-alter something/notebook
eureka stamps-masculine/Fathers day
Thanks for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Criss Cross Card

Morning again and back with my second DT card which is for the ATG challenge at Crafty Girlz and as we have no sponsor this time it is just for fun.I used an image from Eureka Stamps-Cascading Hearts- coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill DirectI made a commissioned criss cross card for a Ruby wedding anniversary,paper from Tattered lace craft mag,lace/seam binding/ribbon/selection of dies and floral insert from stash and verse found on Google-thankfully the card was very much appreciated.
challenges-
crafty ribbons-Wedding/anniversary
crafty girls creations-ATG
fussy and fancy-Anniversary or wedding
creative fingers-ATG
creative corner-shabby?
chocolate coffee cards-use a die-cut
Morgans artworld-Happy birthday
simply create too-use buttons or bows
sweet stampin-lots of layers
pink gem-love and romance
allsorts-fancy bows and ribbon------WINNER
corrosive challenge-lots of layers
OSAAT-ATG with layer it up
ribbon girls-ATG
Lacy sunshine-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
CWAA-ATG
let's craft and create-hearts and/or flowers
Thanks for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Back to Feminine

Morning and I have 3 DT cards to post today-the first one is for CCC Digi Creations Let's Get Sentimental challenge sponsored by
Morgans Artworld and I used the beautiful image Cameo 4,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from
Papermill Direct,papers are Tattered Lace craft mag freebies,lace,cheescloth,pearls,fibres and stamped sentiments from unnamed set and dies from stash.The green on her eyes looks nowhere near as vivid as it looks in the pic-trust me lol.
challenges-
Jades sparkling butterflies-ATG/fave colour combo
creative fingers-ATG
creative corner-shabby
chocolate coffee cards-use a die cut
Morgan's artworld-Birthday
sweet stampin-3 or more layers
Di's digi designs-fave colour combo
Delicious doodles-pearls and lace------WINNER
OSAAT-ATG with layer it up
lacy sunshine-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x


Monday, 13 June 2016

Masculine Card

Morning hope you are ready for the new challenge at Get Creative which is ATG/Create your own challenge,I have used stamp/image-Black/browm-sentiment.We are sponsored by Patties Creations and I used "Stacking Flower Pots" (an image I won a couple of weeks ago)coloured with promarkers and cut out,cardstock from Papermill Direct,the B.paper which I then covered up? was from Jane Shasky CD -From the Heart of the Garden,Joanna Sheen Ivy Flourish Die,metal snail charm/twine/hessian and hessian butterfly from stash,the sentiment was a craft mag freebie from a couple of years ago and correct me if I am wrong Vicki but I think the carrot seed pkt was a freebie on her blog a while ago-I discoloured them with distress ink and the carrots with promarkers.
challenges-
creative craft cottage-fave colour combo/green/brown
digi choosday-add a sentiment
crafty sentiments-ATG
inky chicks-Fathers day/male cards
Tuesday throwdown-mans world
cardz4guys-Fathers day
Simon says-Fathers day/for a guy
Fab'n'funky-fave colour combo/green/brown
Pennys challenges-use your favourite embellishments/dies
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
the male room-Fathers day
cute card Thursday-sport/hobbies-gardening?
craft rocket-for a man/boy
QKR stampede-one for the guys
polka doodles-for the boys
patties creations-Fathers day--------------WINNER
catch the bug-masculine
calendar girls-Fathers day
crafty calendar-Fathers day/for a male--------TOP 3
scribbles designs-tools of the trade----TOP 3 & Gold Star Honourable Mention
ooh-la-la-one for the boys
crafty boots-masculine
Eureka stamps-Fathers day/masculine
love to scrap-it's a boy thing
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Friday, 10 June 2016

Desk remnants

Something completely different today-this rat image was die-cut off a recycled clothing tag and put onto a book page tag crumpled and distress inked and it just evelved from there using all remnants on my desk,a luggage tag,corrugated cardboard,patch of hessian,cut up coffee stirrers tied with hessian,oddment of brick embossed cardstock,all assembled onto a larger piece of brick embossed card the matted onto black card splashed with selection of cosmic shimmers but this has slightly warped so may have to matt onto larger piece of card or maybe make it into a hanging.
challenges-
left of center-distressing
corrosive challenges-lots of layers
we love to create-anything creative/mixed media
not just cards-ATG
incy wincy-alter something/clothing tag/coffee stirrers?
TTCRD-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG
lil red wagon-tag you're it
inspiration destination-ATG
CWAA-ATG
dark and daring-ATG
where the heart is-ATG
our crafty corner-ATG
The Dark attic-ATG

To be updated

Thursday, 9 June 2016

The Engineer

The Fathers Day card was made for someone else and I used "The Engineer"image from Mos Digital Pencil,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,embossed card,B.paper and grass die from stash,the sentiment was computer generated in Dafont.
challenges-
left of center-distressing
sweet stampin-Fathers day/special man
allsorts-the great outdoors
catch the bug-ATG
inky impressions-Summertime
ooh-la-la-one for the boys
crafty boots-masculine cards------------------TOP 3
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-it's a boy thing-------DT FAVOURITE
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-add a sentiment
crafty sentiments-ATG
inky chicks-Fathers day-----TOP 3
Tuesday throwdown-A mans world
cardz4guys-Fathers day
Simon says-Fathers Day
word art Wednesday-ATG
the male room-Fathers day
cute card Thursday-sports/hobbies
craft rocket-for a man/boy
calendar girls-Fathers day
crafty calendar-Fathers Day
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Another First- Painting with Brushos

Morning and the card I have today is just because and inspiration after watching Lesley Wharton demoing Brushos,I bought mine before Christmas but have only had a couple of plays with them sprinkling onto backgrounds but after watching the show decided to use them like watercolours to colour the image and add a few splashes "Flower Jar" from Mos Digital Pencil and must say I loved the result though I say so myself lol.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper from Craftwork cards/Vintage Flora and Sizzix diecut borderand I decided to keep the layout CAS well as CAS as I can manage (might have to work on that too lol )
Challenges-
the paper shelter-flowers everywhere
Brown sugar-use a new technique/painting with Brushos
spellbinding stamps-bright colours
Mos digital-ATG
we love to create-anything creative/mixed media
CWAA-ATG
paper creator-all about flowers
Dragonfly dreams-say it with flowers
let's craft and create-hearts and/or flowers


to be updated

Monday, 6 June 2016

Marry Me

Morning and back with my second DT card today which is another ATG and as we have no sponsor-just for fun-this one is for Artistic Inspirations,and I used "Marry Me" from Saturated Canary, coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,pearlised card from Crafters Companion,a whole assortment of dies from Sue Wilson,Sizzix Memory Box and Crafters Companion,liquid pearls,pearls and ribbon from stash.This was also a requested card.
Can I just add the person I made this card for refused it -but sold it on the same day to someone who appreciated it.
challenges-
Petal Lu-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/Bling
a bit more time to craft-ATG
I love promarkers-inspired by song/White Wedding-Billy Idol
inspiration destination-ATG
Julia Spiri-ATG with Weddings
crafty girls creations-ATG---------TOP 3
Bunny Zoes-lovely layers
SLS Lines-monochrome
QKR Stampede-wedding cards----TOP PICK
fussy and fancy-anniversary/Wedding------TOP 5
chocolate coffee cards-Bingo-pearls/glitter/ribbon
corrosive challenges-lots of layers
lacy sunshine-ATG
come and get it-weddings
crafting musketeers-weddings
crafts and me-ATC/shabby chic/vintage
eclectic ellapu-weddings
Hope you find the time to check out the DT cards and blogs and maybe link up your project
Carol x x

Vintage Spitfire

Morning and hope you all enjoyed your weekend, I have two DT cards to post today the first one is for Crafting From The Heart and as we have no sponsor this week it's just for fun and ATGI made this card for my sons Fiance for her Grandfatherand was specifically asked for the image.I used Vintage Spitfire from Delicious Doodles,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct and a selection of papers from stash.I tried to get a tarnished metal effect on the die and used distress stains and black embossing powder-not perfect but happy for a first attempt.Trying quite a few firsts lately lol.
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
cute card Thursday-Fathers Day/as my Dad is no longer with us hope I could just enter a male card if not feel free to delete
4 crafty chicks-masculine
craft rocket-monochrome
Jades sparkling butterflies-ATG
crafty girls creations-ATG
Bunny Zoes-lovely layers
SLS Lines-monochrome
Polka doodle-one for the boys
Brown sugar-use a new technique/tarnished metal
creative corner-just for men
Patties creations-Fathers day
pile it on-tic/tac/toe-emboss/image/die-cut
sweet stampin-Fathers day/special man
allsorts-the great outdoors
corrosive challenges-lots of layers
calendar girls-Fathers Day
crafty calendar-For a male
eureka stamps-things with wings
love to scrap-it's a boy thing
crafty boots-masculine cards
ooh-la-la-one for the boys
Thank you for dropping by and back in a mo with next card
Carol x x

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Another watercolour

Morning everyone and hope you are all well today-we have a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is ATG/Create a Wedding Stationery Item sponsored by Bugaboo.Due to crossed wires on my part I ended up making an ATG with a sponsor image and I used Floral Trio Frame 1 and I decided to make another watercolour,cardstock from Papermill Direct,matted and layered onto cardstock stamped round edges with Crafters Companion texture stamp,B.paper and fabric covered chipboard butterfly from stash.
challenges-
not just cards-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
Eureka stamps-ATG
digi choosday-think Summer
a snowflakes promise-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
paper shelter-flowers everywhere
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
creative inspiration-ATG
star stampz-hand coloured image
crafty catz-add a butterfly---WINNER
catch the bug-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
paper creator-all about flowers
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Hope you can check out the DT cards and blogs
See you tomorrow
Carol x x

Friday, 3 June 2016

Book worm and Brushos

Morning to freezing June had heating on last couple of days and been out with winter coat and boots back on -what happened to Summer???I would like to welcome my latest follower Ilse.WE have a new ATG challenge at Simply Papercrafts starting today with Robyns Fetish sponsoring.I used Bookworm coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,I already had the background made with gessoed kitchen roll onto cardstock then had added water to leftover Brushos in a palette that I had been trying painting with(card to post in a couple of days)I then stamped round the edge with Crafters Companion Texture stamp and distress ink in marigold round the edges and popped the image on 3-D foam.
challenges-
creative fingers-ATG
left of center-spots and/or stripes
crafting with dragonflies-animals?
lacy sunshine-ATG
we love to create-anything creative/mixed media
Eureka-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
I love promarkers-inspired by song-I'm a Bookworm-Sesame Street
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
The male room-critters and/or bugs
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Emmy's Breeze

Morning again and this is my second and last post today-my DT card for the new ATG challenge at Create And Inspire sponsored by
Sheep Ski Designs and I used the beautiful image Emmy's Breeze coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Spellbinders Adorning squares die,B.paper-Tattered Lace craft mag freebie and liquid pearls from stash.
challenges-
craft rocket-monochrome
star stampz-hand coloured image
fussy and fancy-dies and/or punches
sketch Saturday-sketch
creative fingers-ATG
lacy sunshine-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
Eureka-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
die cuttin divas-ATG/Spellbinding Adorning square
lemon shortbread-ATG
Petal Lu-ATG
I love promarkers-inspired by song/film-Pretty Woman
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-make it girly
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Buttercream Babe

Morning everyone and I have two DT cards to post today the first one is for CCC Digi Creations ATG challenge an all time favourite lol.Sponsoring this challenge is The Paper Shelter and Sassy Studio whose image I used-"Buttercream Babe Cinderella"coloured with promarkers and I used a Double Diamond fold which I saw in Quick Cards Made Easy but there are plenty of tutorials on you-tube,also folds flat for posting.Cardstock from Papermill Diect and papers and paper embellishmentsliquid pearls from stash,the little cupcake was drawn on the rosette.
challenges-
Star stampz-hand coloured image
QKR Stampede-Birthday cards
polka doodle-birthday celebrations
Morgans artworld-shaped cards
creative fingers-ATG
inky chicks-anything but square
a snowflakes promise-ATG
Petal Lu-ATG
The crafty addicts-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting for all seasons-make it girly
inspiration destination-ATG
Hope you find the time to check out the DT cards and blogs and come and join us
Carol x x