Thursday, 27 February 2020

Positive Sentiments

Morning and I have a CAS card to show today -short and sweet-all the setiments are from CAS-ual Friday Stamps and distress ink through a TH stencil and done and dusted!
challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
alphabet-W for anything you wish
my time to craft-stamps only-no digis
AAA cards-one corner/older supplies
all fun-ATG
use your stuff-circles
double trouble-it's a tall order/stacked sentiments?
crafty sentiments-ATG
arty divas-ATG
CASology-tall
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design-ATG
the artistic stamper-words
aud sentiments-ATG
love to craft-ATG
mix it up-stencilling/ATG-------------WINNER
happy little stampers-CAS/positive
word art Wednesday-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


Tuesday, 25 February 2020

More Unused Stash

Morning and I have another unused stash card to show-the typewriter is a Tim Holtz one which I have had over five years and never used -the happy birthday is a large wooden Anita's stamp which I have also had over five years and cannot remember ever using it either-ridiculous when you think about it.

I die-cut the typewriter in black and matt silver mirri card which I think is older than the stamp and die! which I used as a drop shadow and put onto 3-D foam pads-matted and layered with the birthday stamp and used an offcut in the typewriter.

I remember learning to type on one of these at school and learning the dreaded shorthand too -hated that but passed so something must have got through lol-Book keeping lessons they were,Miss Rose the teacher and she usd to cover the letters so you learned to touch type using a chart on the wall.
Now due to the light it looks like I used three different shades of white card but they are all the same---honest.
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG
the paper shelter-for the boys?
Pennys challenge-ATG
Simon says-add a sentiment
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-square
cardz4galz-black and bling(black and silver?)
aud sentiments-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
alphabet challenge-W-for anything you wish
all fun-ATG
Simon says-inspired by music/The Typewriter
the artistic stamper-words
crafty calendar-dies/punches
happy little stampers-ATG with dies
crafty sentiments-ATG
arty divas-ATG-------------------------------TOP 5
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Postcard and ATC Swaps

Morning and I am decluttering my stash and trying to use at least once a week neglected or unused stamps/dies/EF and deciding what to keep -today I have a postcard and an ATC set to share which have been made for swaps on a FB forum.
The post card was made using a large old wooden script stamp from Stampabilities,wine bottles/glasses/sentiment and bubbles are craft mag freebies(keepers lol)and the delicate background was made with DI and aan Imagination Craft stencil(neglected Stash)wine and bottle tops coloured with promarkers and DI edges.

ATC set-made with craft mag freebie stamps and a washi tape (unused found in bottom of ribbon box)The domino stamp strip was won a couple of years ago-I think from Lost Coast Portal and first time used.
challenges-
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
incy wincy-ATG
use your stuff-circles{ATC set}
Jan's digital stamps-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
the paper shelter-for the boys
Simon says-add a sentiment
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
krafty chicks-CAS
pink gem-ATG
classic design-ATG
mix it up-stencilling(postcard)
creative inspirations-ATG
not just cards-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
createful heart-ATG
my time to craft-stamps only-no digis
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 17 February 2020

Impossible card

I have an impossible card to share today now I have made one before here.
Now what do you see when you look at this card a pretty simple card-right??? Wrong!!! this card symbolises three hours---THREE STRESSFUL HOURS of my time 1-I ended up cutting three base cards in different colours as couldn't find suitable papers to match 2-then when I did I cut the sides wrong so run out of paper 3-then couldn't decide on stamps to match the papers 4-then stamped in versamark ink and coloured with mica pwd-didnt like that 5-then embossed stamps and burnt my thumb! 6-then lost two images amongst the mess I had created on my desk looking for papers----so this is the end result-not as I envisaged but at least finishe---I would dearly love to say this is the last impossible card for a long time BUT as I have three blank bases cut I will not let it beat me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The embossed stamps are from IndigoBlu and B.paper from The Works.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
the paper shelter-with a sentiment
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cardz4galz-black and bling
pink gem-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
creatalicious-embossing
all fun-ATG
I love to create-ATG
classic design-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
craft-deebowz-ATG---------------------TOP 3
creative artiste-ATG
incy wincy-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

With Love

I have a quick CAS card today---I used the "Cascading Hearts" image from Eureka Stamps,coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents.
Cut the image with a circle heart die from Spellbinders,die-cut banner from Your Next Die,love you die from TL.I had no red card so coloured the die-cut sentiment,round the banner and edged the white card under heart frame with the same promarker.TH stencil with DI.
Spellbinders Die used-
challenges-
let's craft and create-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-love/Valentine
aud sentiments-love/Valentine
krafty chicks-stamp act
time out-affectionate
creative moments-love
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
CAS on Friday-love
sweet stampin-all you need is love
allsorts-add a heart-----------------------------------------TOP 5
crafty friends-love/romance
inkspirational-Love
Di's digi designs-love
all fun-ATG
artsy stamper-hearts
MMM-I heart you
always fun-Love/Valentine
incy wincy-Love
Jan's digi stamps-ATG
crafty sentiments-use red
fab'n'funky-love----------------TOP 3
Double D-hearts
mix it up-ATG/stencilling
Happy little stampers-ATG with dies
crafty gals-add a heart
tales from the craft room-love is in the air
sweet stampers-hearts
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 7 February 2020

Bear Hug Notes

Morning and I have two DT posts today and the second one is for the "Add a Heart" challenge at Creative Craft Cottage and as we are sonsored by The Paper Shelter I was given the pre-coloured image "Bear Hug" printed twice and layered scrap of P.paper and pen from stash.I made a post-it-note holder which was promptly claimed by Ellie.The hearts die is an old one and no longer have packaging so no idea what make.
challenges-
crafty friends-love/romance
Di's digi designs-All about love
CD Sunday plus-ATG
MMM-I heart you
incy wincy-love,love,love
double trouble-again and again(two hearts)
use your stuff-critters
try it on Tuesday-share the love
the paper shelter-for the one you love
double D-hearts
C.R.A.F.T-love
cute card Thursday-ATG
krafty chicks-stamp act
time out-affectionate
cute as a button-ATG----------------------TOP 3
love to scrap-pink and red equals love
2 crafty critter crazies-ATG
not just cards-ATG
creative moments-ATG/love------------------------WINNER
|Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Love Is In The Air

Morning and I have two DT posts today the first one is for the ATG challenge at Colour Crazy and as we are sponsored by Ching-Chou-Kuik I chose the image "Love is in the Air"-coloured with promarkers and lightly chalked background,papers from The Works and card candy from stash.
COLOUR CRAZY is also having a DT CALL until the 14th February.
challenges-
allsorts- a touch vintage
CD Sunday plus-ATG
MMM-I heart you
Jan's digi stamps-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
double D-hearts
cute card Thursday-ATG
krafty chicks-stamp act
crafts galore encore-ATG
do-all kreatives-feminine-monochrome
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design-ATG
cute as a button-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG---------DT FAVOURITE
Ikes world-ATG
love to craft-ATG
mix it up-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
craft deebowz-ATG
the paper funday-ATG
Pennys challenge-ATG
through the purple haze-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
creative moments-ATG/love
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us-don't forget image has to be hand coloured
Carol x x

Thursday, 6 February 2020

An Apple A Day

Morning and we have a new Buttons and Bows challenge at Craft Rocket and I made a birthday card for a neighbours little girl who was 6yrs old.I used the image"Lilly Snow White" from Moonflower coloured with promarkers,papers from The Works,buttons from stash and a selection of dies from Spellbinders,La la Land,Gummiapan,Elizabeth Crafts and a craft mag freebie bow.

challenges-
creations in pink-ATG
CD Sunday plus-ATG
the paper girls-birthday
Jan's digi stamps-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
fab'n'funky-in the pink
classic design-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
craft-deeBowz-ATG
crafty calendar-die-cuts/punches
cute card Thursday-ATG
krafty chicks-stamp act
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

You Are Pawsome

Morning and we have a new "For The Girls" challenge at Daisy Chain and I had a card order for a 16th birthday card for a girl who loves animals.
The B.paper was from The Works and all the stamps and sentiments are from a craft mag freebie set-I also did some masking and paper pieced the dogs basket.
challenges-
krafty chicks-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
always fun-ATG
use your stuff-critters
double trouble-groundhog day
the paper girls-birthdays
digi choosday-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
classic design-ATG
Penny Black and more-animals
love to craft-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
mix it up-ATG
craft-deeBowz-ATG
AAA birthday cards-cute?
Pennys challenge-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and hope you will come and play
Carol x x

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Bah Humbug

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at Unicorn today.I promise this will be the last Grumpy Penguin for quite a while lol.I made another CAS card as this image need nothing but a sentiment which was computer generated in Dafont,Grumpy penguins stamp from Katzelkraft and raindrops stamp from Art Journey,the background was a brayer clean up on watercolour card.
challenges-
fab'n'funky-Christmas
Simon says-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas
krafty chicks-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
pink gem-ATG
scribbles designs-penguin power
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
always fun-ATG
use your stuff-critters
crafty sentiments-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-create your own background
crafts galore encore-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design-ATG
Penny Black and more-animals
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope to see you all in the challenge
Carol x x

Monday, 3 February 2020

Textured Shrooms

Morning and this is the second of two DT posts today.We have a new "Masculine Card" challenege at A Place To Start and I used my new stamp set Textured mushrooms from Rubber dance that I won on a FB forum challenge.
I stamped the mushrooms onto oxide swiped cardstock and old dictionary pages,for the background I used one of my eco/boiled pages I made,a couple of strips of dictionary page added and the bottom of the card was made with black gesso,sand,baked earth EP. egg shells and pencil shavings-added a little metal snail to one of the shrooms-I mad this card for my sons Bithday next week.An added bit of doodling round the edges to finish.
challenges-
lil red wagon-aw-man
the sisterhood of crafters-newly aquired stash(stamps)
Simon says-ATG
krafty chicks-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
Pink gem-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
always fun-ATG
double trouble-again again
use your stuff-old stash/critter-matal snail charm(3yrs old)
love to create-ATG
classic design-ATG--------DT FAVOURITE
alphabet-V for vegetables(fungi)
love to craft-ATG
arty divas-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
carol x x


Sunday, 2 February 2020

Banners and Bows

Morning and I have two DT posts today-the 2nd one is for ATG/Banners and Bows challenge at 613 Avenue Create-now an easy challenge right???Well my inspiration must have been on a break because this was my third attempt -two card attempted-then looking through my stash I found an unassembled carton (because it was a milk carton which I cut wrong!!!)I made this up and using scraps of paper from stash I covered the sides and made the banners using a die from Your Next Stamp,a craft mag freebie bow die and ink bottle stamped in distress ink was also a craft mag freebie,buttons from stash.
challenge-
INTAAS-recycling(buttons)-----------TOP 3
arty divas-ATG
Simon says-ATG
krafty chicks-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
crafty cats-ATG/fave colours
the creative crafters-ATG
not just cards-ATG
classic design-ATG
love to craft-ATG
craft-deebowz-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Pocket Fold Treat Holder

Morning and I have two DT posts today -the first one is for the "It's a Love Thing" challenge at Dragonfly Dreams and as we are sponsored by All Dressed Up I used the image Love is coloured with promarkers,dies from Creative Dies,friends sentiment,peel off corner and sheet pf B.paper from stash.I made a little
treat holder scroll down to version 111-I have made one of these before a long time ago but was reminded of the fold by ValeryAnne of Butterfly Spot Challenge.
challenges-
not just cards-ATG
arty divas-ATG
the paper shelter-digital image
I love promarkers-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
krafty chicks-ATG
time out-affection
creatalicious-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
pink gem-ATG
the paper funday-friendship
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
craft-deebowz-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Turner Syndrome Blog Hop

Hello Blogging Friends!!

Welcome to my project for the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness 2nd Annual Blog Hop!

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!

Prize Winners will be announced on February 15, 2020.

Thirty-six caring Sponsors and five DT Members have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome.

Nine designers are offering prizes on their personal blogs as well:

My TS related project is inspired by the TSA official color board:
I used one of the pre-coloured images (just added some silver pen highlights)and one of the sentiments from the TSF Key set from Jan's Dital Stamps.I printed the image twice and 3-D the flowers,papers are two oddments from stash.
challenges
CD Sunday plus-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
all fun challenge-ATG---Brand New Challenge Blog
TTCRD-ATG
arty divas-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
the paper shelter-use a digital image
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
krafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
Patties creations-ATG
createful heart-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and do hope you find the time to hop
Carol x x




Old Inkadinkadoo Wooden Stamp

Morning and this is my second post today for the "Include Something Red" challenge at Pearly Sparkles.
I made a CAS card using an old wooden stamp from Inkadinkadoo that I have had for years,coloured with promarkers and an odd strip of P.paper from stash.
challenges-
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
all fun challenges-ATG--Brand New Challenge Blog
TTCRD-ATG
arty divas-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
krafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/favourite colours
creative fingers-ATG
createful heart-ATG
allsorts-A touch Vintage
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x