Monday, 18 November 2019

Quick Update and Thank You

Morning and first of all Holly would just like to thank you all for the lovely comments you left on her cards in the last post or on FB she is delighted with them all.
John has a fall on Saturday night at 10 o'clock(perfect timing!!!)bad gash on the head and blood all over-finally got home from hosp half seven Sunday morning,only managed a quick hours snooze and despite a good sleep last night feel worse than yesterday morning???At vets and Dr this adter-noon and babysitting for grandsons tonight---sooooo please bear with me and will catch up with you all as soon as normality resumes.
Carol x x

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Hollys(10yrs)Teachers Christmas Cards

I am sharing three Christmas cards that my grandaughter(10yrs) made for her teachers and she made all three in one hour!!! Can sometimes take me that long to choose papers lol
She used a Bugaboo image Cute Snowman,Mos Digital Pencil Fairy Snowman,Bugaboo Little Penguin Reindeer all coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and soft snow,dies from TL and Creative dies-papers and bows from stash-she also used some peel offs too-I think she did really wellso I said I would enter them in a few challenges for her ---so feel free to delete if not suitable.
challenges-
CD Sunday Plus-ATG
MMM-red/green/red
the paper girls-mixed manufacturers
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
try it on Tuesday-cold,cold,cold
passion for promarkers-ribbons/bows
arty divas-ATG
the paper shelter-Christmas spirit
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas
cute card Thursday-festive
cardz4galz-let it snow
alphabet challenge-Q for quick and easy
crafty friends-Christmas
pink gem-Christmas
star stampz-Christmas
2crafty critter crazies-ATG(penguin)
cutie pie -add an animal(penguin)
sweet stampers-Christmas
Jan's digi stamps-ATG---------------------------------DT TOP PICK
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol & Holly x x

Monday, 11 November 2019

Stamps and a Stencil

I would like to welcome my new follower-JULIE -and I have another Tracy Evans inspired card.

The background was made using the stencil monoprint technique-I have used this technique a few times but didn't know it actually had a name lol.
The stencil is from Imagination Crafts and I used oxide inks,also inked round the edges using a piece of card as a guide and working outwards with the ink.I then stamped and heat embossed the rose from Honey Doo Crafts and coloured with oxide ink,texture stamp from Lisa Horton and stamped sentiment from HOTP.I made the spotlight round the flower using a circle of card and oxide ink from centre of the circle outwards to create the spotlight then doodled round the edge for definition-splatters using a Graphik line painter pen and a strip of dictionary paper to finish.
challenges-
let's craft and create-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
CAS stencil challenge-stencil monoprint
crafting by design-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
krafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
alphabet-Q for quick and easy
sweet stampin-make your own background
pink gem-ATG
sketch saturday-wk 589
the paper girls-mixed up manufacturers/Honey Doo crafts/HOTP/Imagination Crafts/Lisa Horton/Graphik Inks
Jan's digi stamps-ATG
love to create-ATG
the artistic stamper-mix it up
mix it up-ATG
country view-hand stamped
craft rocket-happy birthday
Patties creations-ATG
the card concept- insp photo/CAS and inspired by flowers and delicate colour of glass
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Yes More of the "C" Word!

Morning today I am posting my first DT card for Creative Craft Cottage -yes I know I cut back but was getting bored even had to resort to housework lol!!!
Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and we were given the image A Happy Winter Unicorn-you get a black and white image/precoloured image and B.paper.
I used the black and white image and coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust.Die cut pine borders from Memory Box and covered in glamour dust,scraps of paper from oddments drawer-yes drawer-upgraded from a scrap box!!!Ribbon and button from stash,this card is destined for the little girl next door.
challenges-
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
incy wincy-animals
The Fairy and Unicorn challenge-ATG
use your stuff-use scraps
Jan's digi stamps-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-Fall/holiday-Christmas?
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-Christmas
arty divas-ATG
the paper shelter-cards for a child
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
sheepski designs-Christmas
crafts galore encore-ATG
cute as a button-ATG
digi doodles-Christmas/Winter
Fabrika fantasy-Wintertime
creative inspirations-Winter blues
craft-deebowz-ATG
krafty chicks-Winter
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us and check out the DT cards and blogs for some great inspiration
Carol x x

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Joy,Peace and Love-Yes More Christmas

Morning and I have another two DT posts today -the second one is for the Christmas/Winter challenge at Unicorn.
I used a freebie image from HERE coloured with promarkers,added liquid pearls and glossy accents,distress inked backckground.
Square dies from The Works and stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie.
challenges-
the paper shelter-make it square
word art Wednesday-ATG
digi doodles-Christmas
cute card Thursday-Christmas
polka doodles-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
sweet stampin-celebrating-Christmas?
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
incy wincy-animals-birds?
Jan's digi stamps-ATG
cardz4 guys-all wrapped up
passion for promarkers-Christmas
sheepski designs-Christmas
Fabrika fantasy-Wintertime
love to scrap-ATG
love to craft-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
craft-dee Bowz-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
Patties creations-ATG
arty divas-ATG
happy little stampers-Christas/ATG
Tuesday throwdown-Fall/Holiday
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will come and join us
Carol x x

Merry Christmas Tree

Morning and I have another two DT posts today the first one is for the Christmas/Winter challenge at Daisy Chain and I have used Merry Christmas Tree image from Bugaboo.
Image is coloured with promarkers and doodled round the edges,scraps of P.paper from oddments box and glossy accents on baubles and done!
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
Jan's digi stamps-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG-------------------TOP 3
passion for promarkers-Christmas
happy little stampers-Christmas/ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month is our last challenge this year--back in January
Carol x x

Monday, 4 November 2019

A New DT and A First Bridge Fold

Morning and this is my first DT card for A Place To Start challenge blog.The new challenge is a colour challenge"Caffeinated Tones" you may use neutrals or othe spot colours.

This is also my first bridge fold papers are from HOTP,all stamps are from a craft mag freebie set with added glossy accents on watch face,metal brads re embossed with Baked Earth EP and dabbed with distress stain,string from hubbys shed lol,images were cut out and then put onto 3-D foam pads with the tag and sentiment.This card also folds flat to fit in an envelope too.

I would also like to welcome all my new followers-

challenges-
crafty sentiments-fancy folds
Simon says-ATG
Word art Wednesday-ATG
creatalicious-for a man
aud sentiments-ATG
creative inspirations-masculine
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
crafty friends-ATG
pink gem-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
classic design team-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
love to craft-ATG
country view-hand stamped
brown sugar-ATG
Patties creations-ATG
artsy stamper-monochromatic
Jan's digi stamps-ATG---a brand new challenge blog
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us and check out the DT project and blogs
Carol x x

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Scrap Your Stash

Morning and I have three DT posts today the third one is for the ATG/Scrap Your Stash challenge suggested by Natalie at 613 Avenue Create.So anything half finished or scraps on your desk or bit box---we know you have at least one lol!!!
I found an old Graphic 45 book full of oddments of different shapes and made a collage for a baby card.
challenges-
arty divas-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
scrapping 4 fun-ATG
createful heart-ATG
crafty friends-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design team-ATG
craft-deebowz--ATG
Hope you can join us and can't wait to see what you come up with
Carol x x

Christmas Tangle

Morning and I have three DT posts today and the second one is for the Christmas/Winter challenge at Dragonfly Dreams and we are sponsored by Starstampz.
I used the image Christmas Tangle coloured with promarkers and added liquid pearls and glossy accents.
Stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie,oddment of paper from stash/square dies from The Works and scalloped dies from Creative Dies.
challenges-
die cuttin divas-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
createful heart-ATG
sweet stampin-celebrations
crafty friends-ATG
pink gem-ATG
sheepski designs-Christmas
digi doodles-Christmas/Winter
love to scrap-ATG
love to craft-ATG
craft-deebowz-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will come and join us
Carol x x

Bag-a-lope

Morning and I have three DT posts today-the first one is for the Christmas challenge at CCC Digi Creations and we are sponsored by Bugaboo.I used the image Cute Snowman coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust and soft snow.The plastic snowflake was embossed with white embossing powder,square dies from The Works/ribbon and scrap of paper from stash.
I made a bag-a-lope -intructions and inspiration from VICKI.
challenges-
passion for promarkers-use something old/envelope,soft snow and snowflake all about 5yrs old
crafty creations-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG/3 different embellishmenrs/ribbon,sknowflake,soft snow?
Simon says-ATG
word art Wedenesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Winter
cute card Thursday-Christmas
cardz4galz-something beginning with S-snow/snowflake/sparkle/snowman/serrated edge
cutie pie-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/Snow
creative fingers-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
do-all kreatives-anything but a card
Fabrika fantasy-Wintertime
craft-deebowz-ATG
not just cards-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and please come and join us
Carol x x

Friday, 1 November 2019

Joy,Peace and Love

Morning and the 1st November!!! I have two DT posts today the second one is for the Christmas challenge at Pearly Sparkles.I went CAS and pretty flat for posting and used a freebie image from HERE coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and glamour dust.The stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie and the stitched square dies from The Works,the outer frame and image was propped up with 3-D foam pads for a little dimension.
challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
scrapping4fun-ATG
pink gem-ATG
incy wincy-something metallic/silver glamour dust?
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
die cuttin divas-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
the paper shelter-make it square
I love promarkers-ATG--------------------------------------------TOP 3
fab'n'funky-Christmas
Pennys challenges-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-CAS
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Winter
cute card Thursday-Christmas
cardz4galz-something beginning with S/sparkle/sentiment/squares----TOP 3
aud sentiments-ATG
cutie pie-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month
Carol x x

Ruby with Birthday Cake

Morning and as it's the 1st of the month I have two DT posts today-the first one is for ATG challenge at Colour Crazy and as we are sponsored by Polka Doodles I used the image Ruby Birthday Cake coloured with promarkers cut out with a Gummiapan die-cut frame and distress ink round the image,papers from The Works and dies from Memory Box and Joanna Sheen,dewdrops from stash.Have left space to personalise.
challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
scrapping4fun-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
artsy stamper-P.paper
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG--------------------TOP 3
die cuttin divas-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-use something old/dies are at least 5yrs old
arty divas-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG/3 embellishments.dewdrops/dies/flowers
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
creative craft cottage-make it pink
cutie pie-ATG
creations in pink-ATG
createful heart-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us don't forget your image must be hand coloured
Carol x x

Monday, 28 October 2019

Whispers in the Wind

Morning and the card I have to post today was inspired by the brilliant Tracy Evans.
The background was made by dipping a stencil into spritzed distress ink then put onto the cardstock and was roiginally going to be two smaller cards but ddecided to go DL.
I then put a die-cut circle down and brushed distress ink outwards to make the circle shadow,craft mag freebie splat and script stamps-teasel stamp from Bee Crafty,stencil and stamped sentiment from Artisan Designs,ripped pieces of book page and fibres from stash.Really pleased with this one!
challenges-
creative moments-ATG/for the girls
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Double D-silhouettes
word art Wednesday-ATG
cardz4galz-something beginning with S-scrip/stencilling/silhouette/sentiment
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
scrapping4fun-ATG
Allsorts-make your own background
pink gem-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Stamping On Wood

Morning and would like to welcome my new follower GERRINA

While tidying craft room I found a piece of wood saved last year---I actually passed this in the street and sent my grandaughter back for it lol and finally decided to do something with it.
I covered the front with white acrylic and stamped the face with an Inkylicious stamp,craft mag freebie script stamp,gesso through a TH stencil and some purple distress ink round the edges.
I then had the bright idea of embossing round the edges with Baked Earth EP,Cosmic Shimmer Gold Gilding Polish and Distress Stain-too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Too late!!!
challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-one layer wonder
arty divas-ATG
bleeding art-ATG
love to scrap-no cards allowed
creative artiste-ATG
incy wincy-something metallic(gold gilding polish?)---WINNER
allsorts-gold/silver
crafty friends-embossing
Pennys challenges-ATG
Double D-silhouettes
the creative crafters-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Birthday

First of all welcome to my new follower-ZOWIE

I have a birthday to card to share today.
I stamped and embossed on the B.paper with a Kanban music score stamp and the embossed sentiment is a HOTP stamp.
B.paper/butterfly/pearls/frame ans pic inside frame from stash-dies from The Works,TL craft mag freebie--- Brittania Die used to make flowers.
challenges-
the paper girls-birthdays
creatalicious-ATG
TTCRD-ATG------------------------------TOP 3
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-birthdays---------------------TOP 3
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
moo mania-die-cuts/punches
word art Wednesday-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
crafty friends-embossing
the artistic stamper-music
mix it up-ATG/embossing
craft-deebowz-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
happy little stampers-ATG with dies
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Journal Page

Morning and I have a journal page to share today-the background was made with texture paste through Artistic Flair and TH stencils,water colour paints dripped down,distress inks through sequin waste,script stamp was a craft mag freebie,sentiments from Crafty Individuals and as for the digital image which was coloured with promarkers I have no idea as I can no longer find it in my files???I fussy cut the image and put it on 3-D foam pads.
challenges-
crafty creations-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
krafty chicks-ATG
time out-encouraging(?)
polka doodles-ATG
allsorts-spots
pink gem-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
Simon says-all things pink
creatalicious-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-ch 442
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers- add a sentiment
arty divas-ATG----------------------------------------TOP 3
CD Sunday plus-ATG-----------------------TOP3
love to create-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG-----DT FAVE-Thank you MARCIA
bleeding art-ATG
creative craft cottage-pink
love to scrap-no cards allowed
craft rocket-pink
creative artiste-ATG
creations in pink ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


Saturday, 12 October 2019

Fitness Postcard

I have a postcard to share that I made for a FB forum swap it has to be flat to be sent through the post-the background was made with oxides through a TH stencil and sequin waste.
All the sports stamps,sentiment and scrip stamps are all craft mag freebies.
I paper pieced the bag,trainers and dumbells,glossy accents on drinks bottle and of course used my fave texture stamp round the edges.
challenges-
creative moments-ATG
incy wincy-Autumn colours
Artsy stamper-Autumn colours
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
the male room-stay CAS
krafty chicks-ATG
time out-encouraging
allsorts-spots/stripes
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
mix it up-ATG/paper piecing
not just cards-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 7 October 2019

Duncan Disorderly

Morning and I have just the one DT post today which is for the ATG/Shaped Card challenge at Get Creative.
Our sponsors are Just Me and Dr Digis whose image I used-Duncan Disorderly coloured with promarkers-senior moment to confess got carried away colouring and I thought his knobbly knees were knee protectors??? only realised when I went to get the link!!!
B.papers were more oddments from stash and stamped sentiment from Crafters Companion-I fussy cut the image and 3-D with foam pads.
challenges-
alphabet challenge-N for naughty-------------------TOP 3
QKR stampede-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
love to craft-ATG
creative inspirations-masculine
craft-deebowz-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can find the time to join us
Carol x

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Spotlight Technique

Morning and I have two DT posts today the second one is for the ATG/Spotlight challenge at 613 Avenue Createwhich was suggested by Sheryl who sad to say is no longer with the team.
The image I used is from LaBlanche with spotlight coloured with promarkers,oddments of paper and lace from stash,the stamped sentiment is from Artisan Designs.
challenges-
addicted to stamps-for a lady/girl
I love promarkers-ATG
moo mania-thankfulnes?
word art Wednesday-ATG
cardz4galz-pretty bows-----------------------------TOP 3
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/add a bow
creative fingers-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design team-ATG
love to craft-ATG
mix it up-ATG/spotlight technique
craft-deebowz-ATG
the paper funday-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month
Carol x

Music Panda

Morning and I have two DT posts today -the first one is my first DT card for Dragonfly Dreams-for the "Use Black"(a little or a lot) challenge at Dragonfly Dreams-we are sponsored by oddball Art and I used the image Music Panda With Headphones.
I resized the image and printed four times and cut with a stitched squar die from The Works and had the image peeping through the apertures at different angles.The stamped sentiment is from a Hollie Hobby stamp set.
challenges-
try it on Tuesday-animal magic
word art Wednesday-ATG
the male room-stay CAS
cute card Thursday-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
sweet stampin-animals
catch the bug-ATG
cute as a button-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month
Carol x

Saturday, 5 October 2019

CAS Tea-Bag Folding

Morning and my DT post today is for the Pink/Halloween challenge at Daisy Chain and I went with pink and made a CAS card.
Them embossing folder was from TL,foliage dies from The Works,sentiment was a craft mag freebie,button from stash and the tea-bag folding (not made one of these for a long long time)flowere was made using HOTP tea-bag papers.Simples!!!
challenges-
moo mania-thankfulness
crafting by designs-ATG
Simon says-think pink
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/does a tea-bag flower count?
creative fingers-ATG
love to craft-ATG
mix it up-ATG/technique-embossing/tea-bag folding
craft rocket-pink

Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month
Carol x x

Friday, 4 October 2019

Sorry You Are Leaving---BUT

Morning and I have two DT posts today the second one is for the ATG/spooky/scary challenge at Simply Create and as I don't know anyone who sends Halloween cards I went with ATG.
I used the cute image Two Toby from Mos Digital Pencil coloured with promarkers.
The background was made with distress inks smooshed on a craft mat and a craft mag freebie script stamp added.
The sentiment was computer generated in Dafont and a personalised message carried on inside.

UPDATEthank you for all your lovely comments and best wishes on an earlier post apparently it needs doing but not urgent urgent so probably in the Spring.

challenges-
alphabet challenge-N for naughty
allsorts-from boys to men
creatalicious-ATG
double trouble-free for all
crafty sentiments-ATG
arty divas-ATG
a place to start-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG----------------------TOP 3
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
cute as a button-ATG---------DT FAVOURITE-Thank you NAN
love to craft-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
craft dee-bowz-ATG
creative inspirations-masculine
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month
Carol x x

Little Penguin Reindeer

Morning and I have two DT posts today-the first one is for the ATG at Colour Crazy and as we are sponsored by Bugaboo I used the image Little Penguin Reindeer coloured with promarkers-with doodling round the edges.

Now this card started off like what am I going to do with this image shall I just make a tag? Finding no suitable Christmas papers that went with I looked through my oddments and found the wood effect scrap that just fitted the card when matted with a piece of grey card,an odd shaped piece of hammered card that I swiped with inkpad after reading Chrissys tip and decided to leave the shape as is-cut the image with a Spellbinders die and matted onto grey card-sentiment was a craft mag freebie---ooh quite like the end result and all oddments.
Don't forget for our challenge the image must be hand coloured -hope you can join us---oops forgot to ad pic lol!!!
challenges-
Simon says-Christmas
catch the bug-colour challenge
double trouble-free for all
diesRus-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
try it on Tuesday-animal magic
a place to start-ATG
the paper shelter-let's celebrate
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
CD Sunday plus-ATG
cute as a button-ATG
love to craft-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
the paper funday-ATG
creative inspirations-masculine
craft deebowz-ATG
Thank you for dropping by hope you can find the time to join us and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Perfect Heart

How weird is this -went for heart check up today to be told the hole in my heart they found last year has got bigger and I need keyhole surgery to close it.Come home and make a coffee -rip open a chunky kitkat and a small piece of the wrapping lands on my thumb in a perfect heart even the point-could not even cut one that perfect??? Matthew couldn't believe it and took the pic for me was so glad he was there to witness it or no-one would have believed me!!!
Carol x x

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Autumn Joy Fat Page

Morning and I have two posts today the second one is for the Autumn challenge at CCC Digi Creations and as we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter I used the pre-coloured version of Autumn Joy.
I decided to make a 4" square fat page-not made one of these for ages-so resized the image-cut it three times and decoupaged with 3-D sticky pads. Matted onto coruggated packaging then final scrap of leftover P.pape from stash onto which I added three little strips of old dictionary paper then stamped edges with my fave texture stamp.
challenges-
crafty gals corner-Fall colours
Pennys challenges-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-animals
polka doodles-ATG
scrapping4fun-Vintage Autumn
sweet stampin-distressed
allsorts-boys/men
Di's digi designs-2or more papers
creatalicious-ATG
MMM-Autumn
always fun-ATG
Incy wincy-children
the paper girls-ATG
double trouble-free for all
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
cardz4guys-Trees or leaves
lemon shortbread-ATG--------TOP 3
arty divas-ATG
a place to start-ATG
CD Sunday plus-ATG-------------------TOP 3
2sisters on the blog-Autumn
mix it up-ATG/decoupage
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month
Carol x x

Falling Leaves

Morning and I have two posts today the first one is using a Digi Doodles image Heidi coloured with promarkers.
The papers are all oddments from stash and I then went slightly heavy handed with the distress ink round the edges,the Autumn leaves were cut from oddments of paper with a signature die that was a craft mag freebie.
challenges-
crafty gals corner-Fall colours
QKR stampede-ATG
scrapping4fun-Vintage Autumn
sweet stampin-distressed
pink gem-ATG
Di's digi designs-2or more P.papers
creatalicious-ATG
MMM-Autumn
incy wincy-children
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
addicted to stamps-for a lady/girl
2sisters on the blog-Autumn
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

You Are Pawsome

Morning and can you believe October already only seems like yesterday we were saying that about September now been and gone!!!
I have two DT posts today and the second one is for the Spooky and/or Cute challenge at Pearly Sparkles.I made a CAS card using craft mag freebie stamps.I silver embossed the sentiment and writing this just remembered I silver embossed food/water dishes too!!!
I coloured the dog with promarkers and stamped the basket twice onto P.paper then cut out just the front and put onto 3-D pads so I could sit the dog slightly behind and the Gummiapan die-cut frame was cut from some colourful packaging-matted and layered and done.
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-animals
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
CAS on Friday-Animals
pink gem-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
always fun-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
try it on Tuesday-animal magic
Penny Black and more-animals-----------WINNER
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Journal Page

Morning and I have two posts today the first one is a journal page for the "Pretty in Pink" challenge at Unicorn.
B.paper,dress forms,heart and scissors cut from P.Paper all from a Craftwork Cards set a few years ago.
Background was created with distress ink through sequin waste,script stamp,sentiment and stamped ladies were all craft mag freebies-I stamped the ladies then stamped onto P.paper and paper pieced the dresses on a couple.The lines were created with elastic band wrapped round a piece of card and the stamped stitch borders were from HOTP from QVC would you believe 25yrs ago!!!The metal scissors and plastic pins were from The Works.
challenges-
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG---------------WINNER
pink gem-ATG
inkspirational-paper piecing(dresses)
always fun-ATG
the paper girls-ATG
double trouble-free for all
creations in pink-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month
Carol x x

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Emerald Anniversary

Morning and I have an Emerald anniversary(55yrs) card today I was asked to make this one by my SIL to send to her friend.The material is Angels web from stash also buttons from stash. Oxide through an Imagination Crafts stencil,heart die from The Works,congratulations is a TL die.
challenges-
creative moments-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG------------------WINNER
arty divas-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-anniversary
aud sentiments-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
crafty cats-ATG
sheepski designs-Dies/punches
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x