Saturday, 23 October 2021

Another Leaf Print

 A  couple of weeks ago I found a really nice leaf outside my sons backdoor and made this print with it and distress inks, then it just lay on my desk but noticed there was only one day left on theCAS mix it up challenge so finally made it into a card-hope its CAS enough.

Stamped sentiment was from a Stampin Up set and the pine leaves from a Pink Frog set were stamped around the outside -didn't like it straight on so put on wonky angles.

UPDATE--- Yayyyy Hollie is now negative!


challenges-

CAS mix it up-Botanicals

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG 

use your stuff-Autumn

TTCRD-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

krafty chicks-CAS

creatalicious-ATG

creative moments-ATG

CAS on Friday-Autumn

alphabet-O for oudoors?

allsorts-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

a place to start-purely handmade

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Thursday, 21 October 2021

Paper Pieced Magnolia

 

 Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post-my sty has completely gone-Helen has a telephone app with the mental team in the next couple of weeks and poor Hollie is still testing positive for covid bless her so not seen her for nearly three weeks. 

Thank you to Monica for the beautiful card which made my day-Thank you x

My mojo has also been having a break been sat at craft desk and nothing happening!!!So been through my draft file to find something to post,can't even remember who I made this for tbh!

I made another paper pieced birthday card to show I used the beautiful Magnolia stamp from Chocolate Baroque and paper pieced using a scrap of P.paper from stash,the stamped Bee is also from Chocolate Baroque.

Stencils from Creative Expressions and Artisan Designs,the stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie and I added doodled borders.

challenges---

QKR Stampede-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

scrapping4fun-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

the sisterhood of crafters-Happy birthday

cute card Thursday-ATG

krafty chicks-CAS

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

sheepski designs-cold/hot colours/I went with cold

mix it up-paper piecing

Morgans Artworld-ATG

Ikes world-ATG

Arty Divas-ATG


Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Saturday, 16 October 2021

Paper Pieced Floral Grunge

 Morning and I made another card using the Floral Grunge stamp from Chocolate Baroque I made another Diamond Point card and paper pieced the image using papers from my stash,dies from Crafters Companion.I made the card for a blogging friends birthday and it has now been received-she loved it thank goodness. Those who look a little closer will notice I missed cutting off under the petal on the right hand side but noticed it too late!!!


 Challenges---

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

the paper shelter-two colours

Pennys challenges-ATG

cute card Thursday-ATG

QKR stampede-ATG

Creatalicious-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

scrapping4fun-ATG

Sheepski designs-hot or cold colours/went with cold

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

Ikes world-ATG

love to craft-ATG

mix it up-paper piecing

pink gem-ATG

Just a little update-when we got back from the funeral Helen(daughter) had had a mental meltdown and has now been referred to someone highter than the therapist she speaks to now and different meds-so back on sick and now panicking about her job.Grandaughter Hollie(12yrs my little crafting mate) has been off school all week really poorly bless her and has now tested positive for covid :(  and I woke up with my first even eye stye!!! Looking forward to some good news

Carol x x x 

 


Sunday, 10 October 2021

Botanical prints

Late one again- I quite liked the new challenge at CAS mix it up Botanical Prints- I used the technique of putting leaves through the big shot between two pieces of watercolour paper-trouble was the first time was mid Summer and it worked perfectly even getting some of the colour from the flowers used too onto the paper---


I picked the leaves from aptly named Painters pallette plant, trouble was we had had three days of rain and this was the only decent print I got as most just went through a squashy wet mush!!!

I didn't outline the leaves that was how they came out but quite a good effect.

I then used one as a stamp with oxides and pressed on white cardstock,cut out with creative dies and a circle of corrugated card.I doodled the borders and stamped a friend sentiment wit a Julie Hickey stamp.

 This is the one I made 4yrs ago---Using an image my son who is a self taught Tattoo Artist drew.



challenges---

CAS mix up-botanical prints

TTCRD-ATG 

crafty sentiments-ATG

try it on Tuesday-Autumn

word art Wednesday-ATG--------------------TOP 3

creative moments-ATG

C.R.A.F.T-ATG 

krafty chicks-stamp act

CAS on Friday-circles

we love2create-ATG 

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

through the purple haze=ATG

love to craft-ATG

Mix it up-ATG

a place to start-purely handmade

four seasons-ATG-Fall 

 

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x




Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Counting Seagulls

 There is a pretty new monthly challenge blog called River of Creativity and while other challenges are closing they are struggling for support and entries so hope you canfind the time to join in this month-the challenge is Wildlife but if you are making Christmas cards images of Penguins and Reindeers would fit too.

My card has been evolving over a few weeks---okay months.I made the B.paper months ago using a selection of inks and stamps.

I stamped the image from Crafty Individuals twice and fussy cut one of the seagulls out of P.paper to add to the sign.I also stamped the wooden sign post onto wood affect paper and paper pieced.

The stamped sentiment and shell were gifted to me in a card swap a couple of years ago.

I love this image and bought it after seeing it used by Sandra so hope it fits the challenge.

challenges---

river of creativity-wildlife

krafty chicks-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

QKR Stampede-ATG----------TOP FIVE

polka doodles-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

allsorts-I love---this stamp and stamping

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

cupcake inspiration-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

the paper shelter-layer it up

Pennys challenge-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

we love2create-ATG 

stamping sensations-animals/birds/bugs

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

cute as a button-ATG with wings

mix it up-ATG/paper piecing

love to craft-ATG

critter crazy-ATG

lets craft and create-Things with wings

crafty animals-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x






Sunday, 3 October 2021

Romantic Rock

 Morning and we have a new ATG-no twist  challenge at 613 Avenue Create and I made another diamond point card.I made this card for a very friendly helpful member of staff at our local Heron shop who was leaving for another job.

I used a pre-coloured  image Romantic Rock from LOTV and papers from stash had a few years.I chose the image because the girl has similar hair but more purple.



challenges---

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

double trouble-something/anything/everything

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

Pennys challenges-ATG

Simon says-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

QKR stampede-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

allsorts-I love---this image and making shaped cards

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG 

creative creases-fun folds

Thank you for dropping by and any comments left are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Friday, 1 October 2021

Cooper is 7yrs Old

October!!! Welcome to my new follower  STEF.

First of all thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post and for your support and comments on all my posts they really are all much appreciated-thank you so much.

My card today was just a bit of fun it was for a neighbour who has been very good to us -her dog Cooper was 7yrs old and her boys gave him a little party complete with a dog cake as he has not been well.

The pre-coloured image was from LOTV,scrao of P.paper/number peel off and scrabble tile from stash, stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie.


 challenges---

pink gem-ATG 

creative moments-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

INTAAS-furry friends

CD Sunday plus-ATG

double trouble-something,anything,everything

TTCRD-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

critter crazy-ATG

a place to start-use patterned paper

crafty animals-ATG 

cute as a button-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Sympathy Card

 Morning and I have a sympathy card today for our BIL and family.

Johns sister has been unwell for a couple of years but we received a phone call last Thursday asking us to go and see her for the last time-very unexpectedly she had deteriorated in the last couple of days and just after we got there she was taken into hospital-on the Friday she was taken off all medication and sadly she died late Saturday night.

I used  a stamp from Pink Frog with just a hint of colour using promarkers,and the sentiment was computer generated in Dafont.

No challenges for this one.

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x

Monday, 27 September 2021

W-Fold Card

 Morning -this card was a request from Grandaughters to give to their Bonus Mum on her birthday-now they are back at school and Hollie doesn't have  much time here to craft.I made a W-fold card using a tutorial from

 Beccys Place.

She loves Giraffes and Elephants so used Giraffe images from ADFD and Toadstool Printables-the Elephant was a craft mag freebie but I stamped it out-then scanned it so I could resize it oooh get me lol that's as technical as I get!

Dies from TL,Crafters Companion and Creative Dies, all images were coloured with promarkers and P.paper from K&C from yonks ago but steadily getting through it.

 

Now the front they wanted plain so that she wouldn't expect the inside bless them.No sentiment as they want to write something personal on the back from them.


Found an oddment of P.paper from goodness knows where that fitted the front and I had a die cut  stencilled piece in oddment box also found a little leftover flower and added a card candy to the centre.



challenges---

QKR stampede-ATG

double trouble-something/anything/everything

TTCRD-ATG 

digi choosday-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

try it on Tuesday-circles

creative moments-ATG

lil red wagon-use a digi

the sisterhood of crafters-stencils

krafty chicks-all occasions

daring cardmakers-wild animals


creative fingers-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

allsorts-ATG/Nature

pink gem-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

CD Sunday plus-ATG

Simon says-touchy feely 

Daisy chain-wildlife------------------WINNER

arty divas-ATG

a place to start-patterned paper

creative creases-fun folds

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Slide and Lock Card

 Morning and I have made a card for the Slide and Lock challenge at Butterfly Spot,thought it looked a bit complicated at first but quite surprised how easy it was.Both sides of card slip into the topper which acts as a lock.

The P.papers are old ones from K&C had them for yonks,the butterfly and borders on the lock were fussy cut from papers in stash.The stamped sentiment inside was a craft mag freebie from I think InigoBlu.

I used stitched square dies inside were  a craft mag freebie from I think TL and I faux stitched round the borders on the front of the card.

Welcome to my new follower DEBBIE.


 



challenges---

Butterfly spot-slide and lock/think I covered everything------TOP 3

Simon says-lots of layers

word art Wednesday-ATG

cute card Thursday-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

INTAAS-fancy fold

double trouble-something/anything/everything

TTCRD-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

corrosive-ATG

Allys Angels-ATG

a place to start-use patterned paper

creative creases-ATG with a fun fold

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Fashion Album

 Morning and I made a little album a couple of months ago using oddments of P.paper from Art By Marlene ,black cardstock and an old border punch.

Then it has just sat there as none of my stamps or images seemed to go with.

Then I saw the new Fashion Sense challenge at River of Creativity and as I love these images from Rick St Dennis they seemed perfect the image on the back is a pre-coloured one from LOTV.

The other images were coloured with promarkers and used an old wooden dot stamp for round the edges,black ribbon from stash -now quite happy with this.


 

    FRONT---


INSIDE---

FRONT AND BACK---

INSERTS---


 

challenges------

River of creativity -Fashion sense--------SHOUTOUT

digi choosday-ATG

double trouble-fun fold

lemon shortbread-ATG

QKR stampede-ATG

I love promarkers-ATG

Simon says-lots of layers

cute card Thursday-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

INTAAS-fancy fold----------DT FAVOURITE

CD Sunday plus-ATG

We love to create-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

Morgans artworld-ATG --------BEST TECHNIQUE WINNER

mix it up-ATG

creative craft cottage-Anything but square

lets craft and create-lots of layers 

a place to start-use patterned paper

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG 

Pennys challenge-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x




Saturday, 18 September 2021

Autumn Leaves

 I cut some overgrown Ivy and saved a few leaves to dry and the largest one I decided to use with distress inks and make a background.I then found a tiny leaf stamp from goodness knows where and stamped second generation so not too dark.

TH leaves die-cut from sprayed and splatter card and stamped the little mushrooms from Rubber Dance onto the same card and one on a snippet of P.paper found in the bin.

The stamped sentime was from IndigBlu looks a little lost but didn't want to stamp it onto separate card.


challenges---

sweet stampin-colours of Autumn

make my Monday-Autumn

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

QKR Stampede-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

double D-leaves

word art Wednesday-ATG

alphabet-L for leaves

scrapping4fun-Autumn

we love to create-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

through the purple haze-ATG

Ikes world-Autumn

crafty creations-ATG

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-ATG

creative craft cottage-anything but square

creative inspirations-fabulous fall

country view challenge-Autumn leaves

the four seasons-Autumn

simply create too-Autumn leaves

the paper funday-Autumn

crafty gals corner-hello Fall

sparkles forum-Autumn colours

happy little stampers-ATG with dies

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Paper Pieced Flowers.

 Morning -Mojo popped in for a flying visit yesterday and I had a play made two cards and finished one WIP.

I have made a birthday card for a family friend I met at Grandsons birthday party and since then she has always left lovely comments on my cards on FB and I also wanted to join in the Challenge For Kath at Allsorts using paper pieced flowers.

 

I used a beautiful Chocolate Baroque stamp,a little ladybird stamp from a Pink Frog set and stamped sentiment was a craft mag freebie.Leaves and Ladybird are watercoloured.

 

I used two different P.papers as the first ones were a bit pale so I used both and offset them, stencils from Stencil Girl and Creative Expressions.


 

 challenges---

Allsorts-challenge for Kath/Fave stamp/paper pieced flowers 

creative fingers-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

pink gem-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

Simon says-fun with stencils

crafty sentiments-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

casology-one(ladybird?)

Pennys challenge-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

cute card Thursday-ATG/Birthday

cardz4galz-stencils

aud sentiments-birthday

krafty chicks-CAS

stamping sensations-stamp of the moment

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

we love Chocolate Baroque-ATG/celebrations

love to craft-ATG-------------------------------TOP PICK

mix it up-ATG

the creative crafters-ATG---------------------------WINNER

Dragonfly dreams-Happy birthday

a place to start-use patterned paper(on flowers)

Happy little stampers- ATG with stencils

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Thursday, 9 September 2021

Diamond Point and Embossing

 Late one again- I made an anniversary for my Sister and BIL which has now been received so safe to blog-actually she doesn't read my blog---rude!!!

I made another diamond point card using K&C papers from yonks ago,I gold embossed the Rose from Honey Doo Crafts onto a Spellbinders die-cut frame.



challenges---

Crafty chefs-(FB challenge)-add a flower/gold

double trouble-fun fold/stamped image(tutorial here)

creative fingers-ATG 

creatalicious-ATG

allsorts-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

make my Monday-fun folds

 use your stuff-ATG

Simon says-stamp it

TTCRD-ATG

creative moments-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

stamping sensations-stamp of the moment

a perfect time to craft-ATG-----------SPOTLIGHT WINNER

classic design-ATG

we love chocolate baroque-ATG/celebrations

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

get creative-ATG

crafty calendar-ATG

a place to start-use patterned paper-----------RISING STAR

happy little stampers-ATG with dies

Ellibelles Craft Corner-Flora/Fauna

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Sunday, 5 September 2021

Ta-Da Retirement Card

 Morning and September can you believe? We have a new ATG/School Dayz/anything school related challenge at 613 Avenue Create and welcome to our Guest Designer MARITZA.

This time I went with ATG as I had an unusual  request for a retirement card -the lady who is retiring works in a Funeral Parlour and the brief was a pic of the lady/a coffin/Funeral Parlour cars and funny funeral anecdotes---so off to google but not entirely happy with the printing quality from my new printer -okay if just black and white but forget colour! 

I decided to make a Ta-Da card (Twist and pop card tutorial from Beccys)as a way to use all the little pics and thankfully they were really pleased with the card phew!

The wood effect P,paper was from The Works(at least 3yrs old) and the coffin was coloured with promarkers and a gold pen. Sentiment was computer generated in Dafont.



challenges---

make my Monday-fun folds(tutorial  from Beccys)

incy wincy-use a card tutorial(from Beccys)

use your stuff-ATG

creatalicious-ATG 

TTCRD-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

arty divas-ATG

double trouble-fun fold(tutorial from Beccys)

crafts galore encore-ATG

 a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

through the purple haze-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

love to craft-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated ---glad to say my back is better too and here was the cause lol x



Carol x x x



Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Floral Grunge

oops late again!!! but I have a good reason our old rabbit Nibbles died during the night after a short illness and as grandaughters were here we had a graveside ceremony complete with flowers,choc biscuits(nibbles favourite) and wine(well perry and shandy for Hollie lol )


I have also been in agony with my back for the past three days and just starting to ease off thankfully-for the first time in my life I have cricked my back and doing what??? helping my grandaughter do a jigsaw yes I can hear you laughing in disbelief-I would too but stupidly was knelt on the floor with her and leaning at an angle with the resulting pain---a jigsaw no word of warning on the box either lol.

 

Anyways I made an anniversary card for my Sister using the beautiful stamp Floral Grunge from Chocolate Baroque I stamped in Distress ink and lightly spread colour with water then overstamped in black,used same colour in a stencil from Artisan Design and the little Ladybird stamp (coloured with promarkers)was from a set from Pink Frog. Three little purple gems from stash.


challenges---

lil red wagon-stencil power 

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-ATG

cute card Thursday-ATG

krafty chicks-all occasions

polka doodles-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

allsorts-CAS

pink gem-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

use your stuff-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

CCC digi creations-use flowers

Sparkles forum-monochromatic

creative craft cottage- no patterned paper

a place to start-what's your style (CAS)

TTCRD-ATG 

Arty Divas-ATG--------------------------TOP 5

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


 

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Crazy Best Friends

 Morning  errr after-noon lol and I made another diamond point card which was requested by a neighbour for her best friend-the sentiment was added inside.

The image was from Bugaboo which sadly is now closed-coloured with promarkers-the little header above the image was an unwanted  google printed off by son so I saved it from the bin lol.

The P.paper was on old one from stash-originally from K&Co at QVC during the Dawn Bibby days.


ooops posted pic and realised I had left the pearls uncoloured---too late!!!

Challenges---

Pennys challenge-ATG 

cute card Thursday-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

scrapping4fun-more than 2 layers

colour crazy-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

QKR stampede-ATG

arty divas-ATG

pink gem-ATG

creative moments-ATG

CD Sunday plus-ATG--------------------TOP PICK

incy wincy-Use card tutorial (here

digi Tuesday-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG 

pearly sparkles-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

cutie pie-girls,girls,girls

Unicorn-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x





Wednesday, 18 August 2021

4-Sided Pinwheel Tower

 Morning and this is the card I made in June and said I would post Monday but felt tired and a bit down so nothing happened lol anyway here it is.

I made a 4-sided pinwheel tower I first saw on Pinkys blog and liked the idea and best of all it folds flat for posting.Found the tutorial HERE.

Narrow strips of P.paper from stash,the larger pieces were made with white cardstock and smooshed distress inks-stencils and background stamps from Chocolate Baroque and some unpackaged loose stamps and stencil

Leaves cut with dies from The Works and main stamps from AALL&Create all stamped onto cardstock then stamped again coloured with promarkers fussy cut and stuck onto the card pieces.

Toadstool from a Rubber Dance set and snails from same AALL& Create set as the veg were stamped onto book pages and cut out -doodled round all the edges but no sentiment until I decide where it is going.

Card also folds flat for posting.






challenges---

arty divas(they are back)-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

creative moments-ATG

we love to create-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

incy wincy-use a card fold

TTCRD-ATG 

pearly sparkles-ATG

crafts galore encore-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

we love Chocolate Baroque- favourite stamps

love to craft-ATG

mix it up-ATG/mixed media

river of creativity-one Earth(planting vegetables?)

the creative crafters-ATG

Unicorn-ATG

a place to start-what's your style/stamping

crafty calendar-ATG

Morgans artworld-ATG---BEST TECHNIQUE WINNER

corrosive-ATG

double D-fruit and vegetables 

Pennys challenges-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x




Sunday, 15 August 2021

Video Boy

 Well at last I have a card to show BUT---my mojo has been on a break and this card has taken me three weeks to put together even though I had the image printed out!!!Three weeks notice and was wanted for today so ended up colouring the image Video Boy from Mos Digital Pencil with promarkers and finishing the card this morning not happy but it is what it is!

He is 9yrs old and plays Fortnite so found a small image on Google to add,three pop cans stamped and die-cut from a craft mag freebie set-added a can ring pull on 3-D foam and a peel off number-P.paper from stash- K&Co from QVC days with Dawn Bibby.


Uploading this pic and have found a card a I made a couple of months ago so something  else to share tomorrow.

challenges---

TTCRD-ATG 

digi choosday-ATG

cardz4guys-age is just a number

lemon shortbread-ATG

the paper shelter-ATG

I love promarkers-ATG/For a Boy

Pennys challenge-ATG

The male room-Happy birthday

cute card Thursday-ATG

polka doodles-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

crafty calendar-ATG

daisy chain-boys/men---------------TOP 3

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

CD Sunday plus-ATG

creatalicious-ATG 

pink gem-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x




Saturday, 14 August 2021

New Craft Room -Room Mates

I have had 4 aviaries in the past breeding budgies-canaries and finches-but most of all missed the little Zebra Finches---SO---

meet my new craft room-room mates 4 little Zebra Finches 2 male-2 female.




The White one and the Fawn one are the females 

Thank you for dropping by

Carol x x x

Friday, 6 August 2021

Daisies and Bees

 Morning and I have been having a play with the Daisies and Bees dies from Hero Arts and made a slimline card.

The B,paper was from The Works and from the scrap deawer just had to trim half inch off to make it fit perfectly.

I coloured the Daisies and Bees with promarkers and forgot to put the glossy accents on the wings!!!

The coloured pieces were all ready smooshed die cut pieces from scrap drawer too-so all in all a pretty quick card -I also layered some of the flowers.


challenges---

Alphabet challenge-I for insects

colour crazy-ATG

Allys Angels-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

allsorts-ATG

diesRus-ATG--------------------------TOP 3

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

make my Monday-slimline cards

incy wincy-Summer

use your stuff-inspired by real life(love Bees)

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

try it on Tuesday-keep it simple

the paper shelter-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

cardz4galz-dies/punches 

pearly sparkles-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

CCC digi creations-use flowers

love to craft-ATG-------------------------------TOP PICK

pin spirational-photo insp(Bees)---------FAVOURITE

river of creativity-one earth(flowers/Bees?)----------TOP 3

get creative-ATG

stinkin inkers-long and skinny-------WINNER

through the purple haze-ATG

Unicorn-ATG




Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x

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---DT FAVOURITE(thank you Annie)

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 ------------TOP 3

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