Sunday, 1 August 2021

Lots of stamps and Inks

 Morning and we have a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create ATG/Flavours of Fall and I used colour palette No1.

I had to make a last minute card for a neighbours son who was 15yrs old.

Luckily I had two backgrounds already made and just had to add the die cut letters and a can ring pull.

The backgrounds were made with a selection of oxide inks and stamps which although recently used cannot find the packaging???Also used a Stencil Girl stencil.


 Background I made feel free to click and save if you like it.


challenges---

always fun-use a stencil

TTCRD-ATG-------------TOP 3

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

my time to craft-no patterned papers?

polka doodles-ATG

the creative crafters-ATG 

Arty divas-ATG

pearly sparkles-ATG 

stamping senations-any celebration

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

mix it up-ATG/mixed media

love to craft-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

corrosive challenge-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month and check out the GDT blogs too-NANCY and JanR.

Carol x x x


 

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Decorated Box

 My son had a Teaser box with a sliding insert  and he asked me to decorate it for him to put all his smoking stuff in out of the cats way lol.

I used woodgrain paper for the sides from The Works,a dark red on the top.

Had a white frame in paper drawer the ones you get in a photo frame and covered that with some TH paper and stuck it onto some P.paper had for yonks with birds/nests and eggs on then covered most of it up!Glued all that to the top of box.

Seagull stamp from Crafty Individuals and cut out and glued onto background,also stamped a large mushroom stam from AAll&Create onto background too.Mushrooms from Rubber Dance were stamped onto white card and coloured then onto an old book page-I also glued some fibres and twine on the bottom,the green leaf on the side was a die-cut from The Works and cut out of a leftover piece of inky background and added a little die-cut (Hero Arts)Bee.

All stamps were coloured with promarkers.



challenges---

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-out with the old(papers)in with the new(stamps/die)

creative moments-ATG

CRAFT-Summer

creative fingers-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

INTAAS-use threads/beads

love to create-ATG/mixed media

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG-----DT FAVOURITE(thank you Annie)

lets craft and create-ATG

the creative crafters-ATG

Polka doodles-ATG 

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

arty divas-ATG

corrosive challenge-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Friday, 23 July 2021

First Birthday

 Morning hope everyone is coping with the heat better than I am-roll on Autumn lol.

My SIL wanted a 1st birthday card for her Great Grandson and I used the image Biker Babe from Mos Digital Pencil,coloured with promarkers.I chose this image because it looks just like him lol.

Now believe it or not non of these papers had to be cut found them all in oddment drawer and all fitted together perfectly--ooh tiny sliver cut of the thin piece to make it fit-inked all the edges and stamped sentiment from a craft mag freebie set and sparkly one was found in oddments too.


challenges---

Mos digital pencil-ATG 

creative fingers-ATG 

QKR stampede-ATG

alphabet challenge-use happy in sentiment

colour crazy-ATG

daring cardmakers-(sun)-glasses

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

CD Sunday plus-ATG

incy wincy-red/white/blue/sparkly

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

passion for promarkers-celebrate

lil red wagon-stay cool

I love promarkers-ATG

krafty chicks-all occasions

Pennys challenge-ATG 

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

CCC digi creations-for the men/boys

the paper funday-ATG

scrapping4fun-Happy birthday

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x





Saturday, 17 July 2021

Baby Girl Card

 Morning and this is the other card with same image as before but for a Baby Girl.Google image from a blogger friend-coloured with promarkers.(Last of the New Baby cards )

Die cut with dies from Crafters Companion,flower gems,ribbon and tulle mesh from stash.


challenges---

double trouble-Oh Baby

bitten by the Bug2-Baby

catch the bug-ATG 

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

CD Sunday plus-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

passion for promarkers-dies/punches

I love promarkers-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

DiesRus-ATG

cute card Thursday-ATG

my time to craft-ribbon/bows

crafts galore encore-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

cute as a button-ATG

corrosive-ATG

Allys Angels-ATG

2crafty critter crazies-ATG

get creative-ATG

starstampz-Fairytale/fantasy

crafty animals- ATG 

daisy chain-dies/stencils

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x




Thursday, 15 July 2021

New baby Boy

 Morning and this card was the card I made for the new neighbours new Baby Boy.

I had the google image sent to me a while ago from a blogging friend and had coloured it in pink,so printed another coloured in blue both with promarkers and made two cards.

The boy one was pretty much CAS with ribbon and card candy from stash,stitched dies from Crafters Companion.


challenges---

cute card Thursday-ATG 

polka doodles-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

my time to craft-ribbon/bows

colour crazy-ATG

catch the Bug-ATG

allsorts-masculine?

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

double trouble-oh Baby/pro-shot

Bitten by the Bug 2-Baby/pro-shot

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

passion for promarkers-dies/punches 

Pennys challenge-ATG

sheepski designs-celebration

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

cute as a button-ATG

ccc digi creations-for the men/boys

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

2crafty critter crazies-ATG

Patties creations-ATG

star stampz-Fantasy/Fairytale

crafty animals-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x



Saturday, 10 July 2021

Twin Boys

 Morning and first I would like to welcome my two new followers-VIVI and JUDY.

Two new near neighbours have had new babies-one a new Baby Boy and the other Twin Boys --so I made cards lol.

For the twin boys I used an image from Just Inklined coloured with promarkers and matted and layered with stitched dies from I think TL,the congratulations I die cut in blue and grey to create a dropped shadow,ribbon and card candy from stash.


challenges---

lil patch of crafty friend-ATG 

CD Sunday plus-ATG----------------------TOP 3

double trouble-Oh Baby(used pro shot)

bitten by the Bug 2-Baby(used pro shot)

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

passion for promarkers-Animals

I love promarkers-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

cute card Thursday-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

my time to craft-ribbon/bows---------TOP 3

sheepski designs-celebration

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

cute as a button-ATG-----DT Fave and TOP 3

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-ATG

Daisy chain-use dies/stencils

a place to start-celebration--------Rising Star

crafty animals-ATG--------------TOP PICK

2 crafty critter crazies-ATG

Happy little stampers-ATG with dies

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Watercolouring

 Morning and welcome to my new follower AUTUMN 

We have a new ATG/Watercolouring challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

I made a DL card and made a watercolour strip using my watercolours from Art By Marlene.

I then overstamped with an IndigoBlu stamp and added splatters then glued on an old paint brush over some stencilling (because the background looked too bare lol) stencils from Stencil Girl and Creative Expressions.


challenges---

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-ATG

Trimmies  craft-ATG

Krafty chicks-stamp act

crafty catz-ATG

alphabet challenge-G for green/gold

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

country view challenges-use a stencil(or two)

Happy little stampers-ATG with watercolours

Thank you for dropping by and hope you will come and join us

Carol x x

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Diamond Point Anniversary Card

 Morning and this is my 4th and last GDT card for Krafty Chicks been nice working with you ladies-the challenge this week is "All Occasions" and I made a Diamond point Anniversary card.(6" square card)

The P.paper is from Art by Marlene,die-cut frame from Spellbinders,bottles and glasses from a stamp and die set craft mag freebie,coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents, the added little black pearl from stash-added to hide the unwanted blob of glossy accents lol,


 


Last time I made one everyone said it looked complicated-you find the centre point of card and cut from each corner to centre point then layer across the front-view from inside card.

challenges---

sheepski designs-layer it up

crafts galore encore-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

Morgans artworld-ATG

corrosive-ATG

Ikes world-ATG/food/drink-----------------TOP 3

crafty creations-ATG

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-no rulz

mix it up-ATG/stamping

simply create too-shaped cards

get creative-|ATG-----------------------------TOP 3

creative craft cottage-ATG

polka doodles-ATG 

creative fingers-ATG

catch the bug-ATG 

allsorts-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

creative moments-ATG

Pennys challenges-ATG

The sisterhood of crafters-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us and check out the DT cards and blogs

Carol x x x



Monday, 21 June 2021

Music,Music,Music

 I made this  card and it was claimed by one of my grandaughters to give to their Dad for Fathers Day.

I used a Stencil Girl circle stencil and oxide inks for the background,stamps from AALL&Create and an unpackaged stamp on the borders.I also added some black thread and a can ring pull.


challenges---

QKR stampede-ATG----------------TOP 5

creatalicious-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

allsorts-ATG 

creative fingers-ATG

pearly sparkles-for the men/boys

love to create-ATG

Dragonfly dreams-for the boys

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

corrosive-ATG

stamping sensations-I love-stencilling/stamping

love to craft-ATG

mix it up-stamping

Allys Angels-ATG

get creative-ATG

stinkin inkers-for a man/boy

happy little stampers-ATG with a stencil

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x 

I have destashed and decluttered finally to this ---now to start on the other rooms lol 





Thursday, 17 June 2021

Two Bee or not Two Bee

 Morning and this is my third GDT card for the CAS challenge at Krafty Chicks.

The background hexagon stencil is loose in my box with no packaging or name?The stamped sentiment is from Pink Frog-stamped Bees (coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents)from Chocolate  Baroque and the little stencilled piece were from my oddment box -some more gone yayyy!


challenges---

cute card Thursday-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

my time to craft-things in the sky

allsorts-butterflies and bugs

catch the bug-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

lil red wagon-bits

Pennys challenge-ATG

Double D-signs of Summer-Bees?

word art Wednesday-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG-----------------------------HIGHLY COMMENDED

we love Chocolate Baroque-hand coloured

stamping sensations-I love---stamping/stencilling

mix it up-ATG/stamping

Patties creations-things that fly

2 craft critter crazies-ATG

happy little stampers-ATG with stencils

TTCRD-ATG-------------------------------------------------TOP 3

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-no rulz

aud sentiments-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs

Carol x x x

Thursday, 10 June 2021

That C Word!!!

 Morning and this is my 2nd GDT for Krafty Chicks and this week the challenge is Christmas so I have made my first sort of CAS Christmas card of the year lol.

The image is "On a Snowball" from Mos Digital Pencil coloured with promarkers and added soft snow.

Die-cut frame from Spellbinders and the P.paper feom stash.Sentiment was computer generated in Dafont and added glamour dust for sparkle.

the two strips at the bottom was stencilled/inky offcuts from my bit box I was clearing out -no idea why I keep that size but fitted perfectly lol there was an awful lot of smaller pieces why??? Straight in the bin!


challenges---

cute card Thursday-ATG

aud sentiments-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

pink gem-ATG

Dis digis-show sparkle

catch the bug-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

CD Sunday plus-ATG

creative moments-ATG

make my Monday-outdoor fun

double trouble-let's celebrate/Christmas?

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

I love promarkers-ATG/spots

Pennys challenges-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

cute as a button-ATG

CCC digi creations-ATG

love to scrap-no rulz

the paper funday-ATG/sparkle

Mos digital pencil-ATG 

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics-cold and frosy

Thank you for dropping bu and hope you will join us and check out the DT's inspirational cards

Carol x x x

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Paper Piecing and Flowers

 Morning and we have a new ATG/Paper Piecing challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

I heat embossed in white onto black cardstock a Blooming Floral stamp from by Julie Hickey from Dragons Paper Craft.

I then stamped it onto a book page and then onto some left over card using the shaving foam technique and then layered them up.

 

 

challenges--- 

Simon says-inspired by an artist/crafter/Tracy Evans

double trouble-something/anything/everything 

creatalicious-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

the sisterhood of crafters-flowers

polka doodles-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

my time to craft-floral-------------------------TOP 3

sheepski designs-layer it up

crafts galore encore-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

CCC digi creations-ATG

love to craft-ATG

mix it up-stamping

crafty gals corner-for the ladies

we love Chocolate Baroque-hand coloured or paper pieced

stamping sensations-I love---stamping/embossing/paper piecing

Thank you for dropping by and hope you will come and join us

Carol x x x


Thursday, 3 June 2021

Stamps and Watercolours

 Morning and I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer at Krafty Chicks this month -thank you Lori.

The challenge is Stamp Act you must have a stamp/digi image on your project.

I made a stepper card-not made one of those for quite a while!

P.paper from Art By Marlene,stamps from Art By Marlene and IndigoBlu,water coloured with Art By Marlene water colours and Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent watercolours.


challenges---

polka doodles-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

colour crazy-ATG-------------------------------TOP 3

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

double trouble-anything/something/everything

Simon says-inspired by an artist/crafter-Leonie Pujol/Tracy Evans

crafty sentiments-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

love to create-ATG

sheepski designs-layer it up

a perfect time to craft-ATG-----------DT FAVOURITE-Thank you ROBIN

classic design-ATG

happy little stamps-ATG/watercolour---FAVOURITE

love to scrap- no rulz

mix it up-stamping

TTCRD-ATG 

A place to start-ATG 

aud sentiments-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us

Carol x x x


Sunday, 30 May 2021

Butterflies and Scraps

 A slimline card made of ready made scraps lol.

The background was a leftover scrap from a background masterboard I made last year with an assortment of stamps.The craft mag freebie butterlies were stamped onto scraps of inky paper the orange one was a scrap of shaving cream background and the sentiment is from a Chocolate Baroque set.


challenges---

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

try it on Tuesday-butterflies

Pennys challenges-ATG

Simon says-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

cute card Thursday-ATG

aud sentiments-for the girls

polka doodles-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

catch the bug-ATG

Ikes world-Things with wings

mix it up-ATG/layering

love to scrap-ATG

sweet stampers-animals/critters/birds

a place to start-ATG----------------------------TOP SPROUT

cardz4galz-things with wings

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Diamond Point Card and Eco Papers

 Thought I would have a go at the Diamond Point card which is popular at the moment and after watching Jo Channon on The Craft Store this after-noon she reminded me about the eco/boled papers I made about 5 years ago and have been lying forgotten since.

The only trouble was finding any I wanted to even partially cover up lol.I silver embossed the image from an AALL&CREATE set which was gifted to me from a FB friend-thank you Wendy.

INSIDE---


challenges---

creative fingers-ATG 

QKR stampede-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

allsorts-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG---------------TOP 5

inspiration station-inspired by music

TTCRD-ATG

cardz4guys-make you own backgrounds/eco papers count?

lemon shortbread-ATG

The paper shelter-for the men/boys

Pennys challenges-ATG

crafts galore encore-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

through the purple haze-ATG

corrosive challenge-ATG

CCC digi creations-add sparkle(silver embossing?)

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-ATG/layering

get creative-ATG

the creative crafters-ATG

Dragonfly dreams-add some sparkle

a place to start-ATG---------------TOP SPROUT

polka doodles-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x



Saturday, 15 May 2021

Anniversary Cards

 Morning and I have three family anniversay cards to make for the next coupls of months.

I stencilled a background with stencils from Artisan Designs,Creative Expressions and a couple that have lost packaging-using oxide ink pads.

I then stamped Chocolate Baroque "Movie Strip Collage" ove the top and added slight colouring with the same oxide colours.Script was added with a craft mag freebie stamp and on the one to be hand delivered I added a gem from stash on the tag.

Was quite pleased with the result so made all three with just a slight colour difference.


challenges---

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

incy wincy-flowers

use your stuff-stencils

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

try it on Tuesday-feminine

Pennys challenges-ATG

Simon says-stencil it

crafty catz-ATG

scrapping4fun-pastel colours with flowers------------FEATURED

pearly sparkles-CAS

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG 

Morgans Artworld-ATG-----------SPECIAL MENTION

love to craft-ATG

lets craft and create-no P.paper

the paper funday-ATG/florals

a place to start-ATG

happy little stampers-ATG with stencils

polka doodles-ATG -------------------------TOP 3

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Finally Sons Birthday Project

Well I finally finished what started as a card for my eldest sons birthday,I said last month had everything ready-stamps inks and idea (as he grows veggies and tomatoes so thought these stamps were perfect)but no mojo-well let me start!!!

First of all I thought ooh a tri card stamped everything and stuck down but hadn't left a little inbetween to allow for depth-cut the pieces out and decided to make a hanging but made a mess of that so all stuck down onto black cardstock and into a frame I bought for 50p from a charity shop but we don't need to tell him that ssshhhh.No cardstock long enough so had to use washi tape to hide the join which looked odd so used some more in between the first two cards too.

Finally got it framed and thought oops should have took all the pics before framing so out they came again!!!

I smooshed the cardstock with oxide inks,stencils from Creative expressions and Artisan Designs.All stamps from AALL& CREATE which were stamped twice and layered after colouring with promarkers.Garden tools were heat embossed onto matt mirri card,butterfly sticker/Ladybird and metal snail from stash.The flower pots were a digi image from Patties Creations and fussy cut,script stamp was used and my fave texture stamp round borders.


 

 

 

 


 


 




challenges---

INTAAS-card/gift for a man

inspiration station-photo insp/red/browm/green and garden inspiration

TTCRD-ATG

the paper shelter-colour it

I love promarkers-ATG

krafty chicks-stamp act

colour crazy-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-ATG/Layering

lets craft and create-no P.paper

get creative-ATG

a place to start-ATG

happy little stampers-ATG with stencils

world wide open challenge-ATG

corrosive challenge-ATG

creative moments-ATG

Dis digis-hand coloured image

Thank you for dropping by and well done if you made it this far without wine or coffee-I was helped with guiness lol

Carol x x x


Sunday, 2 May 2021

Floral Grunge

 Morning and I have two posts today the second one is for a GDT spot at Stamping Sensations.The challenge is Beautiful Blooms and the sponsor is Chocolate Baroque,so I used the Chocolate Baroque stamp "Floral Grunge" which I won last month.

Watercoloured with Art By Marlene water colour paints,B.papers are  Art By Marlene too and the die-cut frame is from Crafters Companion.


challenges---

Happy little stamper-ATG/watercolouring

double trouble-flowers

TTCRD-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

The sisterhood of crafters-how does your garden grow

Simon says-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

Allys Angels-ATG

love to create-ATG

allsorts-Spring blossoms 

sheepski designs-floral dance

Do-all kreatives-pastel colours/Spring flowers

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-ATG/layering

world wide open DT challenge-ATG

we love Chocolate Baroque-bright sunny colours

Dis digis-hand coloured image

 Thank you for dropping by and hope you will come and play this month

Carol x x

Rose and Pearls

 Morning and I have two posts today the first one is a DT card for 613 Avenue Create whose challenge is ATG/Mood Board.


I went with the Rose/pink/green and pearls.Using a stamped Rose from Honey Doo Crafts-fussy cut and water coloured.

The background stencilled and script stamped was an offcut from another card just dragged distress ink pad round the edges,pearls from stash.


challenges---

Inspiration station-photo ch /blue/red/green

double trouble-flowers

digi choosday-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

try it on Tuesday-inspired by a song-Paper Roses/Maria Osmond

lil red wagon -smell the roses

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

Allys Angels-ATG

we love to create-ATG 

sheepski designs-floral dance

a perfect time to craft-ATG-----------------------DT FAVOURITE

classic design-ATG

we love Chocolate Baroque-bright sunny colours

Happy little stampers-ATG/watercolouring

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-layering

world wide open challenge-ATG

Dis digis-hand coloured images

 Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us

Carol x


Saturday, 1 May 2021

Ellie and Draco

 Happy14th  birthday to our beautiful eldest Grandaughter Ellie.


Ellies card---


Carol x x x

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Ace Card

 Morning I have made a card using Ace Card  from Chocolate Baroque that I won last month,I water- coloured the image with paints from Art By Marlene.

The first P.paper was from stash and the back background was a stencilled background that I ruined in the middle so was in oddment pile all matted and layered onto black cardstock.

challenges---

polka doodles-ATG 

creative fingers-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

pink gem-ATG

catch the bug-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

Inspiration station-photo insp/green/blue

double trouble-flowers

TTCRD-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

Simon says-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

the sisterhood of crafters-how does your garden grow

love to scrap-Spring

starstampz-Spring

sweet stampers-lots of layers----------DT FAVOURITE

the creative crafters-ATG

crafty gals corner-Spring

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x



Friday, 23 April 2021

Butterfly Mini Miura Card

 Not entered the Butterfly Spot challenge for a while so when I saw the latest challenge thought I would have a go looks simple enough---yer right.

I cut one card out but it didn't fold properly and the edges didn't meet -checked measurements-all right-so  before I messaged Valery to check measurements I made one out of copy paper worked perfectly first time??? So made another one with card-perfect so no idea what I did with the first one.

I gold embossed a Chocolate Baroque Butterfly for the belly band,and white embossed a Chrysanthemum from Pink Frog,gold embossed sentiment was a craft mag freebie.Mwtal flower brad and all oddments of p.paper from stash.




challenges-

Butterfly spot-M for mini miura/think I have included all the elements and colours----TOP 3

catch the Bug-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

INTAAS-winged creatures----------------------------TOP 3

always fun-ATG

incy wincy-colours of Spring/embossing

double trouble-flowers

TTCRD-ATG

aud sentiments-Birthday 

krafty chicks-all occasions---------GOLDEN EGG WINNER

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

creative moments-ATG------------------WINNER

pearly sparkles-animals/birds/insects

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

we love chocolate Baroque-Springtime

Ikes world-ATG/Spring-------------------TOP 3

love to scrap-Spring

Jans digi stamps-ATG-------------------TOP 3

Patties creations-birthdays

AAA birthdays-shaped card

crafty catz-ATG/all creatures great and small

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated 

Carol x x x

 


Thursday, 15 April 2021

Bee Tag

 I have a card to make for eldest sons birthday,admittedly not until next month but for the last week I have had the card fold,stamps even ink pads on my desk and I know what design I want just no inclination-how pathetic does that sound lol.

So to try and get inspired I made a tag not turned out how it was in my mind but there you go at least it was finished!

I inked up the tag and stamped a couple of Bees-the corrugated card/honeycomb piece and zigzag piece are all pieces of packaging,the flower box was cut from an oddment -the little wooden Ladybird and ribbon was from stash and the Bees are Chocolate Baroque stamped onto painted card leftovers with glossy accents on wings.

NOW we come to the splatters---which were made with Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolour New Gold- a few went on the tag BUT my desk and glasses look perfect lol !!!


challenges-

Daring cardmakers-Bees(feel free to delete if not allowed)

scrapping4fun-ATG

sweet stampin-not usually used for crafting/packaging--------TOP 3

Allsorts-Butterflies/birds and/or Bees

catch the bug-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

INTAAS-winged creatures

Simon says-not a card

tag Tuesday-Bees

lil red wagon-in the air 

Pennys challenge-ATG

country view-Birds and Bees

pearly sparkles-animals/birds/insects

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

through the purple haze-ATG/ribbon/lace

love to craft-ATG

2 crafty critter crazies-ATG

love to create-ATG

stinkin inkers-recycle/reuse-packaging

sweet stampers-lots of layers

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Sunday, 11 April 2021

Two Birthdays Today

 Our youngest Grandson is 5yrs old today -Happy birthday Noah(and I forgot to take a pic of his mincraft card I made for him tut tut!!!


 

Holly our youngest Grandaughter is 12yrs old today -Happy birthday Holly-she loves Harry Potter or should I say Ron Weasley lol.



Images and one of Rons sayings courtesy of Google.

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x



Thursday, 8 April 2021

Slimline and Recycling

 A late post for two reasons we has a bit of a situation needing a plumber! I was stood at the sink running the tap and wondering why the water was splashing my feet(good job I wear flip flops) the waste pipe under the sink had corroded and come away and the water was just running into the cupboard below -anyway all fixed now!!!

The second reason was I have found a new challenge blog-well new to me- Daring Cardmakers -and the challenge finishes soon so couldn't wait until tomorrow.

Another challenge asked for a slimline card which fitted my stamp nicely so had a play.

I stamped the thistle feom AALL and Create onto a book page,inked the edges,matted onto black card for strength and glued onto coruggated card packaging with 3-D foam pads.

I had stamped text on the coruggated card,text onto actual card with distress ink and distress ink through a Creative Expressions stencil-the little heart is from Stampin Up and I drew round the word love with a fineliner pen.


challenges---
 

Daring cardmakers-April challenge

polka doodles-ATG

scrapping4fun-ATG

allsorts-ATG

inkspirational-word prompt-Grow

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

Simon says-layer it

TTCRD-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

cardz4galz-slimline cards

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG-----------BEST TECHNIQUE WINNER

love to craft-ATG

stinkin inkers-recycle/coruggated packaging/book page-----WINNER

creative moments-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x