Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Oriental and Sunflowers

Morning and I have a couple of cards to show for a GDT spot at Creates and Makes sponsored by All Dressed Up and I was given the beautiful image Oriental Girl-coloured with promarkers.Papers are from The Works-dies are from Sizzix/Elizabeth Craft Designs and La-La Land Crafts-dewdrops are from stash ---and would you believe I strike again!!! I started making a gatefold card not made one for a while--all going well just 3-D the image to one side with 3-D sticky pads--then carried on blissfully adding dies until realisation struck --I glued the side dies onto the other side of the image stopping it from opening--luckily it was just the edges of the fern and is now a gatefold card which opens-phew!!!Think I need a holiday no such luck unfortunately.The first card is from the sponsor and the second card I made for my DIL birthday-now this one went according to plan mind you not that I had one it just sort of evolved as I went along.

The Sunflower stamp is from Chocolate Baroque and masked an old technique but a first for me!The stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie-so was the edging stamp and I also doodled and faux stitched round the edges.The image was coloured with promarkers.Flowers are from the garden--this card is for my DIL birthday.

Last couple of oddments of Graphic 45 sunflower paper/ribbon/twine/dewdrops/pearls/burlap and fibres are from stash and after previous mishaps yes the image was meant to be at an angle----okay no it wasn't lol but when I put it on straight-it looked wonky sooo wonky it was-I also put glossy accents(yes still my crackle one) on the wings
challenges-
pause dream enjoy-birthday(sunflower card)
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-digital image
crafty gals corner-ribbon and/or bow
I love promarkers-ATG/Die/punch
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-bloomin flowers
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-texture
cute card Thursday-just for girls
cardz4galz-dies and/or punches
crafty sentiments-ATG
time out-bright
polka doodles-ATG
colour crazy-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
use your stuff-lots of colour
double trouble-birthday/sparkle(on Bees wings)
fashionable stamping-it's a bugs life
Sheepski designs-your favourite things/Bees and Sunflowers
digistamps4joy-ATG+sentiment
Penny Black and more-I spy-with B--Bees/bow/button/blooms/burlap
rubber dance-nature
CCC digi creations-3of a kind/sunflowers
pile it on-new technique/masking-first attempt and oldest stash-Graphic 45 remnants
craft-deebowz-ATG+bow
happy little stampers-ATG with dies
Tuesday throwdown-splatter it
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Saturday, 25 August 2018

A Dirty Pour

Morning and we have a new Just For Fun challenge at A Inky Mess.I made a canvas and made my first Dirty Pour using Pebeo Prisme paints-I covered the canvas with the darker ones then dropped the lighter ones into it simple and effective really please with this one ---and--- no mishaps yay !!!Okay I lied---Holly took one look and said it looks like the starry night-which is was supposed to be but wasn't dry enough when I dripped the white spread so much I made a few squiggles on them-now they look like little sea creatures!!!
challenges-
let's craft and create-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
the male room-wild and free-a different perspective?
creative artiste-ATG creative/mixed media
crafts galore encore-ATG
classic design team-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
creative craft cottage-no P.paper
corrosive challenge-ATG
not just cards-ATG
mix it up-ATG
pile it on-new technique
craft rocket-ATG
INTAAS-marine/ocean/sea
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us this month
Carol x


Sunday, 19 August 2018

Dancing On My Own

Morning I have an ATC set to share today which I also made for a FB swap UK Stampers-Pointy Hats or Crowns-I went with the pointy hats purely because I don't have any crown stamps!I used part of a large wooden stamp from Art Impressions coloured with promarkers.I fussy cut the images and glued two to P.paper from The Works and the middle one 3-D with sticky pads to a remnant painted background from another project-the texture stamp round the edges was a craft mag freebie-all edged with distress ink.
challenges-
Pammies Inky Pinkies-ATG
Simon says-sprinkles and splatters
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-inspired by a song/Dancing on My Own--Calum Scott
crafty creations-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-spots and dots--------WINNER
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
colour crazy-ATG
crafty calendar-dots and/or stripes
the artistic stamper-ATG
not just cards-ATG
craft rocket-ATG
Thank you for taking the time to drop by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Looks a Bit Fishy

I bought a fish stencil from That's Crafty which I thought would be ideal for my eldest son who has a degree in Marine Biology and also breeds fish-this is actually the second one I made as the first one I made landscape and thought oh oh the frame is portrait style-so I made another--think stress must be getting to me as when I finally put it in the frame realised it could be either way !!!!!Will blog that one another day.

I used texture paste(ready mixed DIY filler-a large pot from the £1 shop)through the stencil and when dry sprayed with Decoart sprays and then gold Cosmic Shimmer Gilding wax to make the fish stand out then used scrabble letters for his name and then framed it for a gift.
challenges-
allsorts-from boys to men
catch the bug-ATG
crafty friends-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-animals?
aud sentiments-ATG
give a crafter a cookie-photo inspiration(fish)
4 crafty chicks-ATG
time out-bright
sunny day crafting-animals
we love to create-creative/mixed media
creates and makes-ATG
creative artiste-mixed media
a perfect time to craft-ATG
creative craft cottage-no P.paper
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
mix it up-ATG
craft rocket-ATG
moving along with the times-texture
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Ice Lollies and ice Cream

Morning-just!!! and I have a tag to share today --Now first of all I had the bright idea of making my own washi tape with masking tape and used my stamps-then I stuck it on the card and it completely merged into the card!!!-note to self colour first!!!then I doodled lines down the edges and coloured the images-didn'r like it so that came off-then idea=ice-lollies put sticky finger marks on looked absolutely stupid but carried on and stamped hand marks and the card didn't take the promarkers well either---soooo-made another lol-will post this one at the end to show you and no pointing and laughing-I will hear you!!!Funny thing is now I see them both posted together not sure if I prefer this one anyway???

Anyway my tag for today the ice lolly(coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents) and sentiment stamps are craft mag freebies/texture stamp round the edge is Crafters Companion/splat stamp from Visible Image/tiny sprinkles and ribbon from stash.Oh and I solved how the glossy accents made crackles--how long have I been crafting for and next time use glasses properly---only bought Glossy Accents Crackle Glaze doh!!!


challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
incy wincy-ribbon/lace
double trouble-dog days of Summer
heARTful stamping-dog days of Summer
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
colour crazy-ATG
inkspirational-popsicle photo
stinkin inkers-steamed heat
creative craft cottage-no P.paper
not just cards-ATG
craft rocket-ATG
Thank you for dropping by-any comments are much appreciated and I will know if you laughed!!!
Carol x x

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Impssible Card and Wine LOL

Morning and thought I would have atry at one of the new Impossible Card Folds and it is a lot easier than it looks thankfully so would definitely make again.The B.papers are from The Works,picture wheel die from TH/clock die from Marianne (it must be wine o'clock somewhere lol)---the wine bottles/glasses and sentiment are from a stamp and die-cut set craft mag freebie and you also got a co-ordinating embossing folder-coloured with promarkers--and I have run out of glossy accents!!!tut tut supposed to be a crafter!!!
challenges
C.R.A.F.T-use numbers--------------TOP 3
cute card Thursday-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
Di's digi designs-use stash items
colour crazy-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG/lots of layers
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
double trouble-dog days of Summer
heARTful stamping-dog days of Summer
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG-------------------TOP 3
crafty sentiments-ATG
Tuesday Throwdown-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-inspired by a song/lil ol wine drinker me/Dean Martin
sheepski designs-your favourite things---wine lol
crafting with an attitude-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
Penny Black and more-something beginning with B-bottles/black/booze
the artistic stamper-ATG
mix it up-ATG
craft rocket-ATG
time out challenge-food and drink
cards in envy-something new/new fold/new stamps/folds flat for posting and measures less than 1/4" depth-have checked---------DT FAVOURITE(Thank you Sherry)
Thank you for dropping by and all comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Dies and Pearls

Morning and I have two DT posts today the 2nd one is for the ATG challenge at Daisy Chain.My SIL asked for an anniversary card for her friend so perfect timing,and Hollys little friend(10yrs) saw it-asked how much they cost she wanted one for her Mam and Dad-so had to make another one-didn't charge for this one though bless her.The B.papers were from The Works,sentiment was computer generated in Dafont,pearls from stash and dies were from The Works/Memory Box,Elizabeth Craft Deigns and Marianne and I added a little hessian string bow under the flowers and cheesecloth under the hearts.
I would also like to welcome my new follower Billie.
challenges-
creatalicious-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
die cuttin divas-ATG----------------SHOWCASE PICK
monochrome magic-monochrome---TOP 3
Pennys challenges-ATG------WINNER
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative crafters-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
Carlins map paradise-ATG
creates and makes-ATG
crafty calendar-dots and/or stripes
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design team-ATG--DT FAVOURITE-Thank you Maritza
card mania-anniversary
mix it up-ATG
craft rocket-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated-hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Best Friends

Morning and I have two DT posts today-the first one is for the ATG/Magic/Fantasy challenge at 613 Avenue Create-the twist was suggested by Sheryl.I used a small canvas covered in kitchen roll and painted with Aztec Lustre craft paints.I stuck ice lolly sticks to resemble a breakwater-coloured them with oxides and added glossy accent droplets/pre-coloured image from Hobby house with added glossy accents,sentiment from Crafters Companion,dies from Creative Dies and Elizabeth Craft Designs,dewdrops from stash.
challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-sunny days
Simon says-wild things?
creatalicious-ATG/Fairytales/The Little mermaid
crafty sentiments-ATG
die-cuttin divas-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-make your own background
word art Wednesday-ATG
not just cards-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
aud sentiments-for the girls
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG-----------------WINNER
catch the bug-ATG
Carlins Map paradise-ATG
creative artiste-ATG
Brown sugar-Fairies and fantasy
crafting with an attitude-ATG
classic design team-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG/add sentiment
Ikes world-ATG/all at sea
craft rocket-ATG
love to create-creative/mixed media
star stampz-things with wings and/or tails
Thank you for calling and hope you will drop in at no 613 Avenue and join us
Carol x x

Friday, 3 August 2018

Summer Bee Tag

A littlelot late today but had grandaughters and it has been SOOOOOOO hot hot hot!!!I am sharing a tag I made for the UK Stampers FB swap- we swap tags/ATC/ATC coins/postcards and inches if you make themalso for the mini art card/tag challenge at A Crafting Niche.I used oxide inks on the background with a few water splashes and a stencil from Imagination Crafts-Chocolate baroque stamps and a couple of promarkers,seam binding for the top and glossy accents on Bees wings.
challenges-
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-Sunny days
Simon says-wild things(Bees?)
creatalicious-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-stencilling
lemon shortbread-ATG
monochrome magic-monochrome
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG/photo inspiration
Pennys challenges-ATG
double D-don't bug me
Simon says(Wed)-make your own background
word art Wednesday-ATG
lost coast portal-ATG
fashionable stamping-use your inks anyway you want
not just cards-ATG
sunny day crafting-any animal/insect
Sheepski designs-your favourite things/Bees!!!
Rubber dance-Nature
the artistic stamper-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
craft rocket-ATG
allsorts-Tags
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Ballet Shoes

Morning and this is my second post today which is for the Old School/Vintage challenge at Love to Scrap and as we are sponsored by SparkleNsprinkle I used the beautiful image Ballet Shoes which I coloured with promarkers and you also get a choice of sentiment.
The B.paper was from The Works and stamped on with Texture stamps from Lisa Horton,Lace from Lynette Jasper,pearls and flowers from stash,die-cut foliage from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I would like to welcome my new follower Lorraine.

challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
Di's digi designs-use stash items
colour crazy-ATG
crafty friends-lace/ribbon
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG--------------------DT FAVOURITE
make my Monday-coloured image-------EDITORS CHOICE
creatalicious-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
die cuttin divas-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
pile it on-Vintage----SWEET SPRINKLES
word art Wednesday-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG/add a sentiment
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us and play
Carol x x

Postcard Scene

Morning and I have two DT posts today the first one is for the ATG challenge at Love To Craft and I made a postcard using stamps from Sheena Douglass which were a craft mag freebie-I coloured the background with Izinks which were also craft mag freebies.I then doodled round edges with a sharpie(I bought this lol)
challenges-
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/use yellow
sweet stampin-CAS
inkspirational-make a card in less than 10 mins--6mins-25sec
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-sunny days
creatalicious-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x