crafty-stamper

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Set Me free

Morning and my card today is using a digi which was designed and drawn by my son for a tattoo(he is a self taught tattooist with his own studio)-I coloured it with watercolours and added glossy accents to the light bulb and butterfly--distress inks round all edges and butteflies cut from paper in stash.
The B.paper was made putting flowers and leaves through big shot between 2 sheets of watercolour paper and both pieces matted onto black cardstock.
UPDATE-Just changed photo as this morning the glossy accent over the watercolour has created a crackle effect--happy accident/discovery???
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
use your stuff-mood board-inspired by colours blue/green------Highlighted
TTCRD-ATG
pause,dream,enjoy-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
colour crazy-ATG
we love to create-creative/mixed media
crafting with an attitude-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
corrosive challenge-ATG
Ikes world-ATG
mix it up-ATG/mixed media
Thank you for dropping by -all your comments are much appreciated
Have been a little slow with commenting but hope to catch up with you all over the weekend
Carol x x


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

In The Garden

Morning no dramas today but we have a new ATG/Summer/Seaside challenge at Create and Inspire as we are sponsored by Bugaboo Designs I used the beautiful image Floral Trio Frame 1 coloured with promarkers.I cut the squares up individually matted onto red card-then onto spotted then striped scraps of paper-the B.paper is a delicate flower patter from goodness knows where and even when--the blue gems are irl the same colour as the butterflies but we know the camera never lies--right???--kept CAS and room for personalisation when I know who for.
challenges-
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
colour crazy-ATG
Allsorts-in my garden
Catch the bug-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
incy wincy-flowers
country view challenge-in the Summer garden
Tuesday throwdown-colour challenge
passion for promarkers-hip to be square
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 6 July 2018

Stamped Tea bags

Morning I am back with my second post today which is my first DT post for Simply Create Too and the challenge is No Patterned Paper.I have finally made some stamped teabags after having dried the first lot to have hubby throw them away!!!These are also the right size for Artist Trading Coins so double whammy!!!
I first added some gesso then a couple od Decoart sprays and all the stamps are craft mag freebies.I got the idea and inspiration from Alison.
challenges-
creatalicious-ATG
inkspirational-photo challenge/circle
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
we love to create-Anything creative/mixed media
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design team-ATG
mix it up-ATG/mixed media
creative fingers-ATG
di's digi designs-try something new
Morgans Artworld-ATG
creative artiste-Anything mixed media
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated--you have a month to come and join us
Carol x x

Some Watercolouring

Morning and I have two DT posts today the first one is for a new ATG challenge at Crafting With Friends sponsored by Sheepski Designs.I used the beautiful image Wild Roses coloured with watercolours,stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie,ribbon and cardstock from stash,square stitched dies from The Works.
challenges-
creatalicious-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
incy wincy-flowers
lost coast portal-something beginning with B/blooms/bow/birthday
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
the paper shelter-celebrate
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-favourite celebration--birthday as you can go CAS/fussy and fancy and really personalise the card
cute card Thursday-ATG
aud sentiments-flowers and a sentiment
4crafty chicks-birthday
crafting with an attitude-ATG
Unicorn challenge-stitching
digistamps4joy-ATG/Summer
Fabrika fantasy-Summer
creative inspirations-all tied up
country view-in the Summer garden
craft dee-bowz-ATG with a bow
craft rocket-Summer
Happy little stampers-water colour/birthdays
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Is it a Frog or a Dead Moth???

Morning and hope everyone is well--hubby called me into the greenhose to see a tiny frog he had seen on one of the tomatoe plants----now bearing in mind hubby is waiting for an appointment for the eye hospital and in my defence I didn't have my reading glasses on and I was stood behind him!!!We both duly admired such a tiny little thing--then he called our grandaughters to have a look --Ellie took one look and poked it-getting a telling off for it-she then said it isn't even a frog grandad --it's a dead moth oh dear still laughing now!!!!!

Right we have a new "Summer and/or Beach" challenge at Daisy Chain and I went with Summer using a Chocolate Baroque stamp and glossy accents on wings-Decoart spray-lace/last scrap of B.paper from stash and the large Bee was recycled from a greetings card-the square stitched dies from The Works and all the layers on 3-D foam pads.
challenges-
creatalicious-ATG
sweet stampin-Summer brights
inkspirational-photo challenge//went with the yellow and orange
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
sweet stampers-animals--Bees?
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
use your stuff-monochromatic
diesrus-ATG
lost coast portal-something beinning with B--Bee
sunny day crafting-any animal
Tuesday throwdown-the great outdoors
try it on Tuesday-things with wings
monochrome magic-monochrome
Pennys challenges-ATG
stamping sensations-in my garden
the crafty addicts-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x

Monday, 2 July 2018

What a Palaver

Morning and can you believe we are into July already???I couldn't that's why my card was a little last minute and note to myself don't do fussy cutting until I get new scissors and when I do they will get hidden as find mine all over as they get used for allsorts even cutting wires I found out----not on !!!!!
Right onto card ---we have a new Use a Shaped Card challenge at Get Creative and we are sponsored by Twinkle Lane Designs,Eureka Stamps and
We are 3 whose image "Vintage Rose Teacups " I used.Now you would think there was a clue in the name--Vintage Rose? went right over my head!!!I made a stepper card amd had the bright idea of paper piecing the image then I to add insult to injury I even stamped some craft mag freebie images all needed to be cut out and scissors on the way out didn't look too bad until I posted the pics OMG was I wrong -get new scissors and hide them asap!!!I added glamour dust to the cupcake icing and then even used the cut off pearls boy was I just not thinking??? Then--then I had the bright idea of using Cosmic Shimmer liquid pearls and of course when I finally persuaded it to leave the bottle the heat had made it runny --sooo if you really want to see said card lol here it is----am even having the cheek to enter challenges lol
challenges-
the paper shelter-going digital
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
use your stuff-monochromatic
Do-allkreatives-from the kitchen
Carlins Kaartenparadijs-ATG

Right I am done will catch up with you all tonight--at school this after-noon watching/listening to Holly play the cello and she is comming along brilliantly with her drumming too
Carol x x



Sunday, 1 July 2018

Ralph the Raven or Russell the Crow!!!

Morning and this is my third and last post of three today--hope you are still with me lol.I also have a little Holly-Ann(9yrs)wisdom??? to share today earlier this week Ellie and Holly brough a young injured crow in Holly wanted to call it Ralph(she thought it was a Raven-but Ellie won with Russell Crowe)it was put into an empty rabbit hutch and fed and watered(said rabbit had died last week and now buried in the garden)Ellis had the bright idea of keeping the hutch for injured animals and Hollys quick response was but what if we find an injured elephant??????-how her mind works boggles me-think we might need a larger hutch lol.UPDATERussell is eating well and looking quite perky had a couple of flutters in kitchen to stretch his wings-but can't fly-so see how things go-might be another addition to animal farm!!!

Anyway onto card or cards-we have an ATG challenge at Love To Craft and I was asked for an anniversary card so two birds with one stone springs to mind--anyway she wanted black and white so I made two cards identical but different colour combination---The oval frame is Spellbinders but all the other dies are from Tattered Lace/ribbon and pearls from stash--she chose the 2nd one but the first was used for my SIL anniversary --so result all round.

challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG+ sentiment
4crafty chicks-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
monochrome magic-monochrome
Carlins kaartenparadijs-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

ATC Coin Holder

Morning and this is my second of three posts today --we have a new ATG challenge at Love to Scrap and as we are sponsored by
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps I used the stamp set Casual Comfort and I made another little ATC coin holder ready for another swap but this time I used double sided paper-I also used a Crafters Companion texture stamp and a craft mag freebie stamp/the paper and ribbon are from my stash.

I have only shown front/back and first page as they are all the same and I haven't blogged the ATC coin set yet.
challenges-
creative moments-ATG
Simon says-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
not just cards-ATG
Carlins Kaartenparadijs-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us this month
Carol x x

Live Every Moment

Morning and I have three DT posts today the first one is for an ATG/Create your own B.paper -twist suggested by Ginny for 613 Avenue Create.The background of my card was created with a butterfly stamp from Sheena Douglass embossed with white EP-then I covered the card with oxide ink and used texture stamps from Lisa Horton and Crafters Companion-the stamped sentiment is also Sheena Douglass and the was die-cut with a Gummiapan die and the black frame is also from Gummiapan-the die-cut butterflies are Elizabeth Crafts Designs and all edges were inked with distress ink.
challenges-
Digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
die-cuttin divas-add a butterfly
try it on Tuesday-things with wings
sunny day crafting-any animal
creative moments-ATG
sisterhood of crafters-up in the sky
double D-butterflies
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-embossing dry or heat-I do both but prefer the technique of heat embossing and can do so much more with it
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/embossing
creative fingers-ATG
cutie pie-spots and dots
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x

Friday, 29 June 2018

You Rock

Morning and we have a new Just For Fun challenge at Simply Papercrafts and I made a CAS card using Brushos and stamps from Kanban and Inkadinkado quick and simple.
challenges-
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG----WINNER
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-CAS
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG---------------TOP 3
QKR stampede-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG/for the men
country view-add text
Ikes world-song inspiration--Purple Rain
Thank you for dropping by and do hope you will join us
Carol x x

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Artist Trading Coins Mini Book

Hope everyone is well and welcome to my new follower -Cathy-
I would like to share a litle Artist Trading Coins mini book I made-I just adjusted the size for three coins(for a FB swap)
I used oddments of paper and ribbon from stash-stamps used are Crafters Companion texture stamp and Chocolate Baroque Beehive to tie in with the Chocolate Baroque Bee stamp used on the artist trading coins which I posted here.The circles were cut with a Creative Die circle and covered with recycled plastic packaging.
challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
crafty friends-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
corrosive challenge-ATG
not just cards-ATG
mix it up-ATG
craft-deebowz-ATG with a bow
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x




Monday, 25 June 2018

Brushos and Stamps

Morning and I have two DT posts today -this second one is for A Inky Mess ATG challenge and just for fun-so hope you will join us.

We are also having a DT call.

I made a tag which is also for a FB tag swap-the background was mad with Brushos then stamps from Lisa Horton and The Artistic Stamper-texture paste was coloured with gelatos and added through a TH stencil-scrap of ribbon from stash.
challenges-
crafty creations-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
creative moments-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
inkspirational-use small stamps
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
creative artiste-anything creative/mixed media
stamping sensations-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
not just cards-ATG
happy little stampers-ATG/mixed media
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Just so cool

Morning and I have two DT post today the first one is for the ATG challenge at Artistic Inspirations and as we are sponsored by
All Dressed Up I used the "Just So Cool" image coloured with promarkers.The die-cut frame is from Gummiapan,double sided papers from The Works-ribbon/flower/pearl/dewdrops from stash-all edges were distress inked.
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG---------TOP 3
crafty sentiments-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-you're on my mind
lemon shortbread-ATG
the paper shelter-Summer vibes
I love promarkers-ATG
fab'n'funky-monochrome
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-bright and cheerful
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Summer
cardz4galz-sunny days/Summer
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
colour crazy-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
monochrome magic-monochrome
craft-deebowz-ATG with a bow
pile it on-layers
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Friday, 22 June 2018

Flowers Galore For SIL

First of all I would like to welcome my new followers Sandy,Sandra,and there is another one but no blog link?
The card | want to share today I made for my SIL birthday-P.paper/gems and pearls from stash--the stamped sentiment is from IndigoBlu/embossing folders from Crafters Companion,feather die from HOTP,Spellbinders frame dies and the flowers were made with Marianne die and the Fushia was made with a Joy die.Got slightly carried away making the flowers and putting everything on 3-D silicone gel that I also had to make a decorated box which I forgot to take a pic of and I had put some beautiful gold Dragonflies on too!!!
Challenges-
allsorts-use at least 2 dies
creative fingers-ATG
INTAAS-sentiment as main focus
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG---------------TOP 3
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty cardmakers-embossing
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-you're on my mind
die-cuttin divas-embossing
lemon shortbread-ATG
fab'n'funky-monochrome
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-Flowers
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-June blooms
star stampz-celebrations(birthday)
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment---------TOP 3
4crafty chicks-dry embossing
crafty catz-ATG/beautiful blooms
Sheepski designs-embellish/CAS-------TOP 3
stamping sensations-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/say it with flowers
pile it on-layers
country view-add text
monochrome magic-monochrome/purple
craft rocket-birthday
happy little stampers-ATG with dies
Morgans artworld-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Poison Pen and Harry potter

Morning and hope you are all well!I was invited to be a GDT at The Male Room and the challenge is "Inspired By A Film."
The first card was commisioned and obviously Harry Potter themed-the images were from Google/B.paper and spiders weds cut from the paper have been in my stash for a few years!The metal circles I have no idea were they were originally from but thought they fitted well,silicone gel between the layers.

The second one using my stamps from The Artistic Stamper(doodled round the edges),the background paper cut with a die-cut frame from Gummiapan was craeted with Brushos,texture stamps from Lisa Horton and lines made with a ruler and Sharpie.The next backing paper is one of my Eco papers(boiled watercolour paper and garden leaves) and then the black card was splattered with Aztec paints/stamps and scrap of alphabet paper from stash--inspired by Poison pen film 1939.


challenges
creatalicious-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
inkspirational-use small stamps
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
use your stuff-inspired by a song(with pen in hand--Aretha Franklin)
let's craft and create-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
try it on Tuesday-for the boys
creative artiste-ATG mixed media
stamping sensations-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design team-ATG
Unicorn challenge-masculine
stinkin inkers-the guys have it
digistamps4joy-ATG for men
the creative crafters-ATG
pile it on-layers
happy little stampers-ATG mixed media----FAVOURITE
mix it up-ATG
DL.Art-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Best Friends,Best Times

Morning and a Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there-I have a Fathers Day card to show that was ordered but as he was not actually the boys Dad so---Fathers Day was not the sentiment asked for so between us we came up with "Best friends,Best Times" seemed apt.The pics were supplied and scanned,Marianne square dies,oddments of paper/hessian/button and paper clip from stash,sticks from garden.Customer loved it so hopefully today he will love it too.I have asked permission to show the card with having the pics on.
Challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-water(one of pics in pool?)
die-cuttin divas-masculine/Fathers Day
cardz4guys-Fathers Day
try it on Tuesday-for the boys
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-frame it
word art Wednesday-ATG
the male room-little boys
aud sentiments-ATG/sentiment
4crafty chicks-ATG
diesrus-Summertime fun
creatalicious-ATG
that's crafty-a Summers day
Unicorn challenge-masculine
DL.Art-ATG
Allsorts-at least 2 dies
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 15 June 2018

Age is Irr-elephant lol

I have a pretty simple card to share today it's a birthday card for BIL who is pretty touchy about his age -just hope he sees the funny side lol.I heat embossed the image then blended background with oxides all stamps used are from a craft mag freebie set even the foliage background card-square stitched die from The Works and done!!!
challenges-
sweet stampin-Fathers day/special man
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG
make my Monday-resist embossing
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty cardmakers-for a man/boy
double trouble-thing 1,2 and 3
three amigos-use die cutting machine
TTCRD-ATG
die-cuttin divas-masculine
try it on Tuesday-for the boys
crafty gals corner-Summer colours
the sisterhood of crafters-animal crackers
Simon says-frame it
word art Wednesday-ATG
back to basics-heat embossing-----------TOP 3
aud sentiments-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG/men
stinkin inkers-the guys have it
Unicorn challenge-masculine
sweet stampers-animals
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
DL.Art-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

ATC Coins

Morning and I have made some ATC coins-two and a half inch circles(my die-cut was slightly under)from Creative Dies/the background is brushos and the stamps are from Chocolate baroque,Docrafts and Art Journey,I added some yellow with promarkers and glossy accents to the Bees wings and drips---done!!!
challenges-
pause,dream,enjoy-circles
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
inkspirational-power(power to make honey?)
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
Simon says-Anything but a card
double trouble-thing 1/2/3
three amigos-use die-cutting machine/circle die
crafting with an attitude-ATG
the artistic stamper-colour it blue
2 crafty critter crazies-ATG
not just cards-ATG
mix it up-ATG
we love to create-Anything creative/mixed media
happy little stampers-ATG with dies
lost coast portal-mini me---------WINNER
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Together Journal Page

Morning and we have a new ATG/Beside the Seaside challenge at Create And Inspire-no sponsor so challenge is just for fun but hope you will still join us.I made a journal page using an image I have had for a long time think it was a freebie from Vintage Tuesday-because it's a vintage image I coloured in pastel promarkers,the die-cut frame from Gummiapan,the (over large!) sentiment from Crafters Companion,the unamed photo corner die I added haphazard as if worn and falling off with age I distressed all the edges and mounted it on one of my Eco (boiled pages) papers with a couple of tears on the edges.
challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-Summer fun
let's craft and create-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
polka doodles-ATG
catch the Bug-make a splash
sheepski designs-embellish/CAS
crafting with an attitude-ATG
crafty calendar-3 of something/photo corners
clssic design team-ATG
that's crafty-a Summers day
mix it up-ATG
pile it on-all sorts of holidays
country view challenge-add text
three amigos-use die cutting machine
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
DL.Art-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 8 June 2018

Deceptively Simple!!!

Morning and first of all welcome to my new follower JANE.We have a new ATG challenge at Crafting With Friends sponsored by KJ Arting-----Now what do you see when you look at my card???a simple no-nonsense CAS card???WRONG I will say through gritted teeth and a fixed smile this is the THIRD attempt at a passable card and still not convinced I have managed that!!!

I printed out two images this one-"Pretty Fish Bubbles Friends" and a cameo one with intentions on using that-coloured them both in using promarkers-and preferred this one so covered the complete image in versamark and clear embossing powder and liked the result--should have stopped there TBH.
I then used two water and anchor image papers and some die cut foliage-didn't like the effect so took those off and tried something else--peeled everything off and stuck the image and sentiment on 3-D foam on a plain card and walked away!!!
Spellbinders dies and sentiment computer generated in Dafont.
challenges-
Morgans Artworld-ATG
catch the Bug-ATG
crafty friends-Happy birthday
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
Simon says-all things bright and beautiful
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
Sheepski designs-embellish/CAS
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
craft rocket-birthday
colour crazy-ATG
alphabet challenge-F for fish
double trouble-no P.paper/use a die/add to hop
three amigos-use a die

Now this is something I did enjoy making Eco Prints(boiled pages)using mostly leaves out of the garden -this was my first attempt and will definitely try again with more selection.
Thank you for dropping by and hope you have more luck with your projects and can join us
Carol x x

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

In The Garden

Morning and hope you are all well-we have a new-For the Boys/Men challenge at Daisy Chain and I have used the Jane Shasky CD from Joanna Sheen.The B.paper is for The Works and the sentiment and image is from the CD with 4 layers of decoupage and the die cut foliage is from Sue Wilson and Chocolate Baroque Bee.
challenges-
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by design-for the boys
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
the male room-gardening
creatalicious-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-come play outside-?
cute card Thursday-Hello Summer
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG-------------Honourable Mention
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
pink gem-3of something/Bees
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty cardmakers-for a man/boy
crafty calendar-3of something/Bees
country view challenge-add text
stinkin inkers-the guys have it
Tuesday throwndown-what a guy
a snowflakes promise-ATG
scribbles designs-make it masculine
Unicorn challenge-masculine
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Hope you can join us this month
Carol x x


Sunday, 3 June 2018

Coffee Dyed and Oven Dried

Morning and we have a new ATG/Buttons and Bows challenge at 613 Avenue Create--now I normally go with the option but this time went ATG because I couldn't wait to post my 3 envelope fold after an after-noon of playing!!!

First of all I coffee dyed my envelopes then dried in the oven.

I then covered the backs of the envelopes with mod podge and covered with patterned napkins then glued the evelopes together with the flaps.

The fronts were then covered in paper from The Works and images I have had for yonks-think they were from a CD and had Man About Town printed on them,I distressed these and addes a few stamps/die-cut and punched border/hessian butterfly and corrugated card -to fasten I added string attached with a metal brad.
challenges-
make my Monday-go green/upcycle-coruggated pacaging/envelopes/string---WINNER
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
lil red wagon-not too shabby
the paper shelter-flower power
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
as you like it-flora/fauna-flora all the time as colouring fur/feathers puts me off lol
cute card Thursday-hello Summer
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
not just cards-ATG
pink gem-3of something/envelopes
creative artiste-anything mixed media?
crafty calendar-3of something/envelopes
classic design team-ATG
mix it up-ATG
we love to create-anything creative/mixed media------DT FAVOURITE
CCC digi creations-Eileens challenge/ATG
creative inspirations-CAS or fussy and fancy
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

Now to decide how to decorate the cards to go in the envelope pockets --just had a thought-may add some stamped postcards I received in a swap--or put three inside and send for a swap --that sounds a better idea.Now it's not perfect but for a first try I am more than well pleased!!!

Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated-hope you find the time to join us this month.
Carol x x

Friday, 1 June 2018

Bond---James Bond

Morning and welcome to my new followers Janice-we have a new ATG challenge at Love to Craft and I made a CAS masculine birthday card -it was for my daughters partner from her and I was asked for a James Bond card with his card on the front and an Elvis silhouette inside--forgot to take a pic of inside before card went!!!The images were from Google- papers and 007 peel offs from stash.I received a pic today showing card is no framed so result.
challenges-
pink gem-3 of something/numbers
Crafty creations-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
crafting by design-for the boys
MAWTT-black/white+1 other colour
4crafty chicks-ATG
Simon says-masculine
brown sugar-masculine
creative inspirations-CAS or fussy and fancy
monochrome magic-monochrome
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x

Monday, 28 May 2018

Another baby Card Needed

Morning and we have a new "Just For Fun" challenge at Artistic Inspirations and I had another new baby card to make for my sons friend-they have just had another little girl.The pre-coloured topper is from Hobby House I just added glamour dust-die-cuts are Tattered Lace/Spellbinders/The Works/Marianne and Elizabeth Designs/dewdrops/pearls and peel off corners are from stash,embossing folder is Tattered lace too.
challenges-
lemon shortbread-ATG
digi Tuesday-ATG----------------TOP 3
crafty creations-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG---------------TOP 3
crafty catz-ATG
Di's digi designs-load on the embellishments
QKR stampede-ATG----------------------------TOP 5
crafty friends-B is for/butterfly/baby/bows/bird
pink gem-3 of something/safety pins/pearls
cutie pie-add a butterfly
creative craft cottage-dies and/or punches
creative inspirations-CAS/fussy and fancy
monochrome magic-monochrome/no D,papers
craft rocket-use embellishments
Happy little stampers-ATG with dies
Thank you for dropping by enjoy the Bank Holiday and hope you will come and play in our challenge
Carol x x

Friday, 25 May 2018

Butterfly canvas

Morning and have two DT posts today -the second one is "Just for fun" at A Inky Mess-and I covered a canvas in adhesive fabric from Crafty Lynette Jasper and I added colour to the butterfly with a blue sharpie pen,I added colour from a gelato to DIY filler and used a TH stencil,I then covered a key and wings(also from Lynette)with Gold Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish and also added round the edges---done.

We have Michelle as our GDT member and you should check out her fabulous work

challenges-
corrosive challenge-ATG
mix it up-ATG
creative inspirations-CAS/fussy or fancy
craft rocket-use embellishments
happy little stampers-mixed media/gold
we love to create-anything creative/mixed media
creative artiste-anything mixed media
crafty calendar-things with wings
card mania-anything but a card
let's craft and create-ATG
crafty friends-B is for/butterfly/blue
MMM-hint of Summer to com
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
Simon says-inspired by a song/Love is lika a Butterfly-Dolly Parton

Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x