Tuesday, 16 August 2022

CornFlowers and Gladioli

 Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at TTCRD sponsored by Sheepski Designs,and I used the image Cornflowers coloured with OMG pencils---now I have two excuses errr reasons my colouring is not too good---

1---I sat on my reading glasses and now all wonky and not quite focused(yes I can hear you laughing!)

2---most of my promarkers have dried up(Yes the colours I wanted!) 

SO--- I had to borrow Helens Faber-Castell polychromos pencils and I kid you not I do them no favours!

anyways here it is-I added glossy accents on the jar,stamped sentiment is from Pink Frog and the piece of P.paper is from The Works,die cut frames from Crafters Companion.

The prize is 3 images from Sheepski Designs.

Not that the next pic is to distract you in any way lol! The last of the gladioli from the garden.



word art Wednesday-ATG

colour crazy-ATG

pink gem-ATG

Dis digis-dies/punches

polka doodles-ATG

CD Sunday plus-ATG

QKR stampede-ATG------TOP PICK


use your stuff-nature

Sheepski designs-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

try it on Tuesday-Summer blooms

creative inspirations-ATG

through the purple haze-happy birthday


AAA birthday-ATG

the paper funday-ATG

craft rocket-flowers

world wide open challenge-ATG

Thank you for dropping by,any comments are much appreciated and hope you can join us

Carol x x x


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Well I think you did very well in your moment of adversity :o) and coped admirably with the situation you were dealt :o) - I think it's a fab card. I hope you get your glasses fixed soon, sitting on his glasses is something my hubby does on a regular basis, lol.

Elle-Jeanne said...

Oh, wat vervelend, met je leesbril, die kun je niet missen.
Maar je kawrtvis weer prachtig..
Mooi ingekleurd.
Ik hou wel van bloemen.
Groetjes Elle-Jeanne

*Vicki* said...

What a very pretty card Carol! I know things can keep us from having certain abilities to do things beyond our control sometimes, but we are also our own worst critics too! Don't be so hard on yourself as I think this is done beautifully! I love the shine you were able to capture on your glass jar as well as the papers! Keep having fun with your crafting my friend! HUGS

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card and flowers thanks for sharing!!!

Chriss America Real said...

You sat on your glasses? You must be a "Sista from another Mista" I do stuff like that all the time!

I love your card, even with all that trouble it turned out gorgeous!


Viv said...

Squashed Specs!
Lovely card tho Carol!
My gladdy are just coming into flower - which is surprising as you're a little further North than me, but I did plant the bulbs out a little late. Am hoping for rain but not torrential downpours as it will see them off before they've started! x

meg said...

Your cornflowers are beautiful Carol,I only need my glasses for distance and frequently leave them wherever I take them off,and yes I have sat on them.My son had laser treatment 2 years ago but I'm not too keen

Jean said...

Lovely image Carol i think its coloured beautifully x

ahlers5 said...

Such pretty blue flowers~

Anonymous said...

Sorry Carol I have laughed at this post only because it sounds like the sort of stuff I do all the time. I think my kids are wondering about me hahaha. But your card is gorgeous and none of us would ever have known about the troubles you had to get that image to look so pretty. Love it xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Stunning card and I think your colouring looks terrific. I have a set of F&C pencils and, try as I might, I can never get any depth of colour with them. I so admire the skills of anyone who can. It's a beautiful stamp and the touch of Glossy Accents is a great finishing touch. Very pretty backing paper too.

Your gladioli look splendid and remind me of my parent's garden.

Dionne xx

StampinwithAnita said...

Beautiful card even with all your challenges! Lovely coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge this month!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, the colouring is gorgeous and love the image used x

Freubelmina said...

Ow ow what bad luck you had...despite the bad focus (hihi) it is still very nicely colored...a beautiful card and I love your beautiful gladiolus xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful card Carol and gorgeous flowers

gr karin

brenda said...

Pretty vase of Gladioli Carol and also lovely Cornflowers, used to see so many in the meadows but not so much these days.

B x

Brenda said...

I'm an expert at struggling with pencils (because I do struggle so) and your flowers are beautiful, no sign of struggle anywhere. Wow, gorgeous glads, I do miss seeing them (tho I do love all our beautiful orchids).

Carol L said...

In spite of your glasses mishap, you colored this image beautifully! I hate when my markers go dry, but you did this cornflower image proud! Love those gladioli in the vase too. They're gorgeous!

Gerrina said...

Love the cornflowers! A beautiful card! Hugs, Gerrina

Jocelyn said...

The cornflowers are really pretty. We had lots of them along the seafront this year and they looked glorious, such a lovely shade of blue. Well done on your colouring with pencils. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

HilaryJane said...

Well I think your card is very pretty and we all do stupid things from time to time so no worries. Love those gladioli, they would never grow in my garden as it is far too dry. I was hoping for some rain today but no joy, just grey skies. Seems like everyone has had torrential downpours except us xx

Leslie Miller said...

Hey, you can't see well without your glasses so that's why you sat on them. Also, if your glasses weren't all wonky you could see that your coloring on this actually looks quite good! It's really a pretty card. I love the softness of cornflowers. Gorgeous glads from your garden, too!

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful card.
Big hugs Ilonka

Pamela said...

Considering the problems you've had I think you did a great job!
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Donna Ellis said...

Your gladioli are beautiful, Carol! I know you will miss them. It's too hot for them to grow here, so I always enjoy photos of what is growing in UK gardens. As for sitting on your reading glasses, OUCH! Even holding things out completely arm length, I cannot see anything other than smears and colors, so my hat is off to you for this creation you hand colored! All I can say is, thank goodness for reading glasses! I actually have a pair in 3 different rooms LOL Beautifully done! hugs, de

Jane said...

Pretty card, love the florals and your gladioli too. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautifully coloured image of the cornflowers,
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Donna Walls said...

Beautiful card and coloring, even without proper glasses! Bless ya. The real floral arrangement is equally beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at the Paper Funday Challenge.
The Paper Funday Challenge
The Inspiration Station Challenge

Mrs.B said...

It's a lovely card Carol and the colouring looks good to me - especially with wonky glasses!
The gladioli from your garden look stunning.
Now for a little catch up.
Avril xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to use what you have! Love how that jar turned out - very realistic. Thanks for joining in at AAA Birthday

cotnob said...

A pretty card Carol and I think your colouring is fine. I can sympathise with you about your glasses, I fell over and bent the arm on my main glasses, it's not great is it!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Meggymay said...

A really pretty jar of flowers and lovely colours. Thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Lisa said...

Love the image and oh my goodness those flowers are amazing.

Ginger said...

Even though you sat on your reading glasses, you did an amazing job coloring these images. I love that you used pencils. Sometimes, we forget about these in our stash. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge.

Mrs A. said...

Hubby has the knack of taking off his glasses,placing in his lap,falling asleep in front of TV and then waking up suddenly and standing up and promptly standing on them. He has done that twice now to the same pair of glasses. It is getting to be an expensive cost. You have created a lovely card with the borrowed pencils. I cannot get on with using them at all. I dread the day when m ymarker pens cease working. Hug Mrs A.

dutchess said...

Absolutely lovely Carol…sadly I never use my pencils just never seem to get the right result…take care xxx

My name is Erika. said...

You captured that beautiful blue of cornflowers exactly. This makes such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Pamela Duncan said...

turned out great. Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles. Pam, DT

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

Es una tarjeta muy linda!
Gracias por unirte a The Corrosive Challenge (DT)

craftytrog said...

Your card is beautiful, as are the gladioli x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

How did I miss this wonderful creation? I love your colouring Carol and the pretty paper background too. Of course, love the Gladiolas too. They remind me of my MiL, I used to call her Gladiola, (her name was Gladys!) Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Tone K. said...

Beautiful card! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely card Carol. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Wendy DT

pinky said...

No distraction needed at all Carol, you coloured them in beautifully. I really love this card. The flowers from your garden are so pretty.