Friday, 31 May 2019

Congratulations and Hearts

Morning and we have a new Just For Fun challenge at Crafting With Friends.I made a congratulations card using stitched square dies and Heart dies both from The Works,congratulations die is a Tattered Lace one -the back heart is edged with distress ink and the front heart was cut from packaging-done!Sorry this is a little late was laid out ill all yesterday at least I am up today will catch up with you all over the weekend.
Now card is posted not sure about the black!!!
challenges-
pink gem-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
crafting from the heart-ATG
Simon says-frame it
TTCRD-ATG
fab'n'funky-recycling(top heart cut from packaging)----TOP 3
the sisterhood of crafters-Anniversary/wedding
Double D-frames
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
unstampabelles-to have and to hold------WINNER
Thank you for dropping by any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Journal Page

Morning and we have new Just For Fun challenge at A Inky Mess and I made a journal page not made one for a while-I started with torn scraps of papers/the mannikin was from a Craftwork paper pad from a couple of years ago.Roses were cut from wrapping paper and a strip of dry wall tape-my fave texture stamp round the edges and Cosmic shimmer gilding polish in blossom round some edges and stamped setiment from a Chocolate Baroque set-finished with some red Izink splashed on and charcoal pencil round a couple of edges.
challenges-
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
INTAAS-ecology/enviromental/conservation----------TOP 3
MMM-yellow/red/green
crafty sentiments-ATG
aud sentiments-Summer+sentiment
time out-home,sweet home
creative fingers-ATG
brown sugar-flowers
the crafty addicts-ATG
scribbles designs-flowers
Tales from the craft room-floral frenzy
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Time is the Currency Of Life

Morning and I am back with my GDT card for Krafty Chicks which is a sketch challenge.
Pretty much CAS -the wood effect paper(in reality pretty much cardstock)from The Works,stitched circle die from Creative Dies,border die/stamped clock and stamped sentiment were all craft mag freebies-edges were distress inked and done I did originally stamp a butterfly but when looking for a sentiment found this one I liked so changed to a pocket watch and added glossy accents to the watch face.-Hope you can find the time to join in and maybe check out the DT cards and blogs.
challenges-
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
alphabet challenge-D for distressed
crafty friends-ATG
Di's digi designs-make it masculine?
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
creative moments-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
double D-frames
word art Wednesday-ATG
the male room-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
classic design team-ATG
Ikes world-ATG--------------TOP 3
mix it up-ATG
happy little stampers-ATG with dies
MAWTT-monochrome
cute card Thursday-square

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


Friday, 17 May 2019

Indulge Yourself!

Morning and we have a new ATG with a Hand coloured image at Colour Crazy and we are sponsored by Oddball Art.
I used "Lazy Louise N Bath Time Bubble Friends"-coloured with pormarkers and added glossy accents.
B.papers from The Works/Spellbinders frame-stamped brush/mirror/sentiment and pic in the frame were all craft mag freebies.I stamped the mirror and brush on white card and cut them out.
challenges-
sweet stampin-ATG
pink gem-ATG
CFTH-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
cardz4galz-1,topper/1,sentiment/2,papers/3,embellishments(brush/mirror/frame)
crafting with an attitude-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design team-ATG
cute as a button-ATG/girls
the paper funday-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
corrosive challenge-ATG
mix it up-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x



Thursday, 16 May 2019

Fairies at Krafty Chicks

Morning and today this is my third GDT card of the month for Krafty Chicks and the challenge is Fairies so quite an easy one and hope you will join us.
I used one of the first stamps I ever bought many years ago and think this is onlt the second time it has been used!!!It's a wooden one from Christina Hayworth-"Faerie Poppets" coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust-image edged with distress ink and stamped sentiment a craft mag frebie.
challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/female
sweet stampin-ATG
pink gem-ATG
CFTH-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-Summer
crafty creations-ATG
crafting by designs-fantasy
do-all creatives-Fairies
Penny Black and more-ATG/feminine
Morgans artworld-ATG
creative craft cottage-use ink
Dragonfly dreams-ATG
classic design team-ATG
Thank you for dropping y and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Georgie and Nova

Morning and I have a birthday card to share today which was made for grandaughters to give to their Dads Fiancee Rosie and they have two cats one a kitten Geaorgie who was the first winner for a calendar competition at the vets and Luna so used a pic of them both.B.papers from The Works,stamps are craft mag freebies-done!
challenges-
crafty creations-ATG
fab'n'funky-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-birthday
crafty catz-ATG
CFTH-ATG
AAA birthday cards-anything birthday
Tuesday throwdown-frame it
TTCRD-ATG
try it on Tuesday-let's party
Fabrika fantasy-animals
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
corrosive challenge-ATG
sweet stampers-animals
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


Thursday, 9 May 2019

Waterfall and Butterflies

Welcome to my new follower EPIE.

Morning and this is my second GDT for Krafty Chicks this month-the challenge is Stamp Your Own Background and as I had a birthday card to make for someone who loves butterflies decided to make a waterfall card(another first for me)I got the tutorial from here-stamped sentiment from Crafty Individuals and the butterfly stamps are a set of foam stamps I was given a couple of years ago with no name,ribbon from stash.
challenges-
aud sentiments-feminine+sentiment
lost coast portal-B-is for--black/butterflies
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
scrapping4fun-ladies
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
always fun-Female or Mom
creatalicious-ATG
creative moments-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
try it on Tuesday-things with wings
word art Wednesday-ATG
stamping sensations-in an English country garden
Penny Black and more-ATG/feminine
the paper funday-ATG
creative craft cottage-use ink(everything stamped)
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
Dragonfly dreams-ATG
Simon says-for a special lady
MAWTT-black and white only
Tuesday throwdown-frame it
classic design team-ATG
Thank you for dropping byy and any comments are much appreciated-hope you will come and join us too
Carol x x

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Feminine and Butterflies

Morning and welcome to my new follower Caty.
We have a new Colour Palette challenge at Unicorn to use at least 3 of the colours.
I was looking for a flower stamp and came across this up to now unused stamp from Carabelle which I HAD to have early last year!!!
The image was coloured with promarkers and I used another unused texture stamp round the edge but not wholly impressed so reverted to tried and trusted one round the outside of background which was made with oxide inks on craft mat and sprayed then smooshed card.
challenges-
creatalicious-ATG
try it on Tuesday-things with wings
word art Wednesday-ATG
lost coast portal-B is for Butterflies/blue/black/back(view of the image?)
cute card Thursday-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
scrapping4fun-ladies
sweet stampin-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
allsorts-pretty in pink
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
always fun-female
MMM -wings
crafts galore encore-ATG
cute as a button-girls,girls,girls
Penny Black and more-feminine
creative craft cottage-use ink as little or as much as you like(everything stamped)
Tuesday throwdown-frame it
classic design team-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you are able to join us
Carol x x

Monday, 6 May 2019

Naming Day

Morning and we have a new ATG/Embellish at Artistic Inspirations and we are sponsored by Colour of Love I had a request for a non-religious naming day card -NOW- I have made baby cards/Christening cards galore with no problem-but this one caused me such a headache???
Whether it was the fact it wasn't a Christening card I have no idea but this card was my actual 4th attempt after two weeks of deliberating what to do--finally I resorted to Google and Pinterest and bingo-just make a baby card and add the appropriate sentiment-now how simple is that??? Well obviously not!!!


I decided on the image Georgie Giraffe distress inked round the edges-that was too dark-print out again and rethink the layout-added ribbon and was just about to add the bow when I realised the sheer ribbon---which was stuck down at this point changed colour when I moved from the desk to near the window and nowhere near matched,found some more hidden at bottom of ribbon boxand as the ribbon went round card I had to glue some on narrow card and stick on the top.


Image was coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,I embossed the background with a Tattered Lace EF,dies from Marianne and spellbinders/balloon die was a gift so no idea of make(Thank you Lisa)ribbon and button from stash and sentiment was computer generated in Dafont.
challenges-
creatalicious-ATG
crafty sentiments-lace and/or ribbon
passion for promarkers-lots of layers
I love promarkers-add a ribbon/bow---------WINNER/TOP 3
word art Wednesday-ATG
scribbles designs-pastels
as you like it-flowers or ribbon-I prefer ribbon as sometimes when I use flowers they never look right(more practise needed lol)
cute card Thursday-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
crafty friends-use more than one die
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
2 sisters on the blog-mood board
crafting with an attitude-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
craft dee-bowz-ATG
craft rocket-newborn(?)
the paper funday-ATG
through the purple haze-I've got the blues
classic design team-ATG
Dragonfly dreams-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated,hope you can join us this month
Carol x x

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Bird Shaker

Morning and I have two DT post today the 2nd one is for the new ATG/Shaker card challenge at 613 Avenue Create twist suggested by Natalie.
I started making a cute little circular card with the Bird image from IndigoBlu cut with a circular die and a blue sky behind---
THEN I had the bright idea of adding some fibres for a nest and whilst looking for that found one of the new stamps I won,unused as yet so stamped that as a background added some Aztec paint/the fibres then added the shaker part but the smallest seeds I had were the grains picked out of the hamster food---SO---this is the end result of a cutie circle card lol ended up glueing it all to a CD and will put a hole though and make a hanger but was pleased with the result.
challenges-
MMM-wings
cupcake inspiration-shaped cards----SWEET SELECT
creatalicious-ATG
try it on Tuesday-Anything with wings
passion for promarkers-lots of layers
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
sweet stampin-ATG
Di's digi design-Anything but a card
we love to create-anything creative/mixed media
crafting with an attitude-ATG
classic design team-ATG---BEST TECHNIQUE
Fabrika fantasy-animals(?)
the artistic stamper-textures
2crafty critter crazies-ATG-----------HONOURABLE MENTION
mix it up-ATG/mixed media
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month
Carol x x

Idyllic Scene

Morning and I have two DT posts today the first one is for the ATG challenge at Daisy Chain.
I made a card using "Scene with Stream and Bridge" stamp from Nellie Snellen coloured with promarkers-cut with a Gummiapan die frame,B.paper from The Works and stamped sentiment a craft mag freebie.
challenges-
cardz4guys-whatever the weather
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-Happy birthday
word art Wednesday-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR-ATG
alphabet-CAS
catch the Bug-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
INTAAS-birthday
classic design team-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 3 May 2019

Iris Collage

Morning and we have a new Add a Flower challenge at CCC Digi Creations and I amde a postcard for a forum swap on FB using one of the cllage stamp sets I won--- Feathers from Woodware Isis coloured with Creative Expressions watercolours and smooched oxide background and you may recognise my texture stamp border lol be wearing it out soon!
challenges-
catch the Bug-photo challenge
Di's digis-Spring flowers
creatalicious-ATG/flowers
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
MAWTT-floral
we love to create-ATG creative/mixed media
Sheepski designs-flower power
carlins map paradise-Flowers/colour challenge
Happy litte stampers-ATG
creative inspirations-May flowers/showers
classic design team-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Amatheia Mermaid

Morning and I have two posts today the second one is an inspiration post for Digi Doodles using Amatheia Mermaid coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust.
I used a couple of layers with just white cardstock then embossed one with a Tattered Lace embossing folder.
DST round the edges and pressed on glamour dust the coloured card is recycled packaging and the square stitched dies are from The Works.
The grass stamp was a craft mag freebie and I added a few tiny gems as bubbles and oxide round image.
challenges-
allsorts-feminine
crafty cardmakers-mythical creatures
double trouble-something/anything/everything
creatalicious-ATG
passion for promarkers-lots of layers------WINNER
I love promarkers-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
do-all kreatives-mythical creatures
time out-playful
cute card Thursday-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Another Birthday???

Morning and I have two DT posts today the first one is my first card for GDT at Krafty Chicks for this month-the challenge is "Celebration" and I made a birthday card using craft mag freeby stamps and sentiment/embossed background and dies from Clearly Besotted and La-la-land Crafts,fibres from stash.
challenges-
INTAAS-birthday
CFTH-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
die-cuttin divas-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
Simon says-Happy birthday
word art Wednesday-ATG
sweet stampers-birthday/celebrate
Fabrika fantasy-animals
2crafty critter crazies-ATG-----WINNER
Thank you for dropping by-any comments are much appreciated and hope you will come over and join us
Carol x x

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Box of Wine!

Morning and this is my 3rd and last DT post today which is for the ATG challenge at Love to Craft and using my flavour of the moment stamps and die set I made a box of wine for a friend you understand lol.
All stamps/dies and stamped sentiments are all craft mag freebies coloured with promarkers.Wood effect paper from The Works and dewdrops from stash --nothing more to add really!
challenges-
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG--------TOP 3
creative fingers-ATG
pink gem-ATG
INTAAS-birthday
CFTH-ATG
cupcake inspirations-shaped cards---SWEET SELECT
double trouble-something/anything/everything
creatalicious-ATG
die-cuttin divas-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-lots of layers------TOP 5
sweet stampers-birthday celebrate
Ikes world-D-for die-cuts
addicted to stamps-lots of layers
pile it on-lots of layers
the creative crafters-ATG
Thank you for dropping by,any comments are much appreciated and hope you can find the time to join us
Carol x x

Paper Piecing and Boiled Paper

Morning and I have three DT posts today the 2nd one for the new ATG challenge at Love To Scrap and we are sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays and I was sent the Mon Ami stamp set which contains 10 individual stamps.
I decided to paper piece the stamps using scraps on my desk which got ripped up and almost thrown away last week but changed my mind and it involved masking too ooh get me lol.My favourite texture stamp round the edges and the little Bee from Chocolate Baroque.
I stamped everything onto one of the boiled pages I made here distressed the edges and backed onto black card.
challenges-
C.R.A.F.T-distress your project
MAWTT-floral
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
inkspirational -photo ch(inspired by coloures of stones)
CFTH-ATG
double trouble-something/anything/everything
creatalicious-ATG/flowers
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x

Pink/Pearls and Sparkle

Morning and I have three DT posts today the 1st one is for the "Tracis Recipe Challenge" at Pearly Sparkles -Pink/Pearls and Sparkle so and I made a baby card.

This is a special challenge a tribute to Tracie.

The Mos Digital pencil image was a pre-coloured one from Hobby House,just added glamour dust.
B.papers from The Works,dies from Sizzix and Marianne-flower trim/ribbon/button/flowers/pearls/dewdrops and tiny baby bottle all from stash.

WElcome to my new follower-AIMESLEE-

challenges-
crafty creations-ATG
MAWTT-floral
cardz4galz-ribbon/lace-----------------------TOP 3
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG----------------------TOP 5
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
allsorts-feminine?
pink gem-ATG
double trouble-something,anything,everything
creatalicious-ATG/flowers
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG/lace/ribbon
die-cuttin divas-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG---------------TOP 3
cutie pie-new beginnings----------TOP 3
addicted to stamps-lots of layers
pile it on-lots of layers
creations in pink-ATG in pink-------TOP 3
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x