Saturday 30 March 2024

Smash Your Stash-Postal

 Morning and as it's the last Saturday of the month time for the Smash Your Stash journal challenge with my blogging friend Vicki at Stamped Smiles. Hope you will check her brilliant blog out too.The prompt this month is "Postal" but I went slighty off pist with travel too lol.The background was just a mop up page -always use a journal page for mop ups, I added a postcard I had previously made  using stamps from an old Rubber Stampede set,some of the stamps fussy cut and added.

The digi postcards I found in the bottom of a little drawer after a declutter this week and getting rid of my craft desk and a load of craft stuff to the craft club at the local school my youngest Son and then his Daughters went to.I'm not giving up crafting just I can't be going up and down the stairs,so had a declutter on computer desk and brought main stuff downstairs so desk no longer needed and it was in our bedroom----so gone! Anyway I digress lol.Finally I added some old stamps which I found too so more stash smashed!!!


 

 PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER   

 

challenges----- 

allsorts-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

addicted to stamps-Any occasion

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says -ATG

krafty chicks-all occasions

CRAFT-not a card

crafty catz-ATG

do all kreatives-ATG

classic design-ATG

creative inspirations-ATG

a place to start-ATG

613 Avenue Create-ATG

get creative -sing a song-Please Mr Postman/Beatles

the paper fundays-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x

Sunday 24 March 2024

Ghost Riders in the Sky

 Morning- 2years maybe 3yrs I bought a beautiful paper pad -Bittersweet Heights from CraftOclock and I have only usd one sheetbecause I hate the thought of covering them up.SO---I made an 8" square(because thats the size of the sheets)using one full sheet then tearing pieces of another one to make what I hope is a Gothic looking scene,I distressed the torn edges with DI ---and nothing more to add!Hope you like it.The colours are actually slightly darker but I took loads of pics and this was the best one.



PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER   


challenges-----

get creative -sing a song/Ghost Riders in the Sky-Frankie Laine)

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG 

the paper shelter-for the boys

Pennys challenge-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

allsorts-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

creative inspirations-ATG

a place to start-ATG/square

613 Avenue Create-ATG

Unicorn-for boys/men

creative crafters-ATG

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

Carol x x x

Monday 18 March 2024

Cowslip Corner

 Morning and time for the mid month inspiration for the  ATG/Spring challenge at Stamping Sensations.

I used  a Beverley Eden-Cowslip Corner stamp set,coloured with promarkers and coloured pencils, a couple of the images were stamped again,fussy cut and out onto 3-D foam pads.This is the first time I have used this stamp and not sure whether I like it enough to use again tbh! The b.paper is from Paper Favourites.



PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER   


challenges-----

make my Monday-Spring

try it on Tuesday-Spring

digi choosday-ATG

everybody-art-Spring 

the paper shelter-Spring colours

I love promarkers-ATG

fabnfunky-Spring

Pennys challenge-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

daring cardmakers-Spring

allsorts-Feathers

Dis digis-Spring

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

 perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

critter crazy-ATG

crafty animals-ATG

get creative-sing a song/"Nobody here but us chickens"/Louis Jorden

the paper funday-ATG

Star stampz-ATG/Animals

creative moments-flora/fauna

the dream factory-chicken run

a place to start-square

Ellibelles corner-ATG 

creative crafting Uncles-Spring

Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us.

Carol x x x




Friday 15 March 2024

Honey Doo Rose

 Morning and today I am GDT  at Creative Creases, thank you Debbie for inviting me.I made an upright Z fold card which was my favourite fold a few years ago.P.papers were oddments left from Thee Works,

I stamped the beautiful rose from Honey Doo Crafts straight onto another oddment of p,paper and lightly coloured with my promarkers. An old Martha Stewart punch for the border and an equally old Woodware circle punch,various gems and a metal brad I have had in my stash for years.


 

PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER   


challenges-----

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

passion for promarkers-shaped cards

I love promarkers-ATG 

Pennys challenge-ATG

Sheepski designs-ATG

do-all kreatives-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

love to craft-ATG

mix it up-fancy fold

triple B-birds/blooms/butterflies

creative inspirations-ATG

a place to start-ATG-------------------TOP SPROUT/RISING STAR

613 Avenue create-ATG/gems/bling---------TOP ROCKER

lets craft and create-ATG

we love stamping-feminine

get creative-sing a song/Paper Roses(Marie Osmond)

the paper fundays-ATG 

craft rocket-for the girls

crafty calendar-more than one fold

crafty gals corner-ATG

creative moments-flora and fauna

Allys Angels-ATG

creatalicious-ATG 

beautiful blossoms-ATG

double trouble-Hello Spring

Ellibelles Corner-ATG

Thank you for dropping by,any comments are much appreciated and hope you can play along.

Carol x x x



 

 


Sunday 10 March 2024

Little Football Boxes

 Morning,(well it was when I started the post lol)I made these little boxes following a tutorial from Pinky,although hers are a lot nicer than mine lol.I made them for my Grandsons who are both play football for their teams every Sunday and doing brilliantly.They are just the right size for a chocolate bunny wrapped in a £5 for them to buy an Easter egg.

The b.paper is from Paper Favourites The die-cut set I bought off a FB declutter site,colouring the football and shorts with a promarker,I tried to colour the shirts like the ones they play in and failed miserably lol so cut them out of a smooshed snippet I found.

UPDATE---Noah(8yrs next month) the team has just won their first league 1 game 5-3, he scored one  goal and set up three-played brilliantly today Son said.



PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER   


challenges-----

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

trimmies craft-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

allsorts-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

creative inspirations-ATG

a place to start-ATG

613 Avenue create-ATG

Unicorn-for the boys

the paper funday-ATG/Dies

crafty calendar-more than one fold

get creative-sing a song-Football Crazy by the Spinners

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

Carol x x x


Wednesday 6 March 2024

Scraps and Flowers

 Morning and we have a new ATG challenge starting at The Crafty Addicts. and sadly this will be my last DT card as I will be leaving at the end of the month.

I made a card using scraps with inspiration from Pinky and Alyson and a few more tbh.The background was just scraps cut to same width(half an inch) and layered onto cardstock then matted onto blaxk.The flower image was cut from the cover page of my Watercolour flower pad cut with Penny Black Antique frames  dies,flower dies were from John Next Door(bought from a FB declutter page) with foliage dies from Stampin up,gems from stash.



PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER   

challenges-----

krafty chicks-ATG 

my time to craft-create own background

allsorts-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

crafts galore encore-ATG

Allys Angels=ATG

beautiful blossoms-ATG

digi choosday-ATG

simply create too-bunnies/blooms

do-all kreatives-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

triple B-birds/blooms/butterflies

lets craft and create-ATG

creative inspirations-ATG 

the paper funday-the dies have it

the paper shelter-in the garden

Elliebelles Corner-ATG

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

Carol x x x

 


Sunday 3 March 2024

Circle Tag/Bookmark

 Morning and I have two DT posts today-the second one is for the "Circles" challenge at

 Dragonfly Dreams  chosen by Caz.I went back to simple and made a tag/bookmark using an Art Stamp from Carabelle,coloured with promarkers and doodled round the edges.



PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER   


challenges-----

I love promarkers-ATG

Simon says-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month.

Carol x x x


Herbert Hare

 Morning and I have two DT posts today-the first one is for the ATG/Spring challenge at 

Stamping Sensations and we have three great prizes from AALL&Create.

I made a pop-up display card using Herbert Hare a wooden stamp from Stampotique,coloured with Polychromos coloured pencils and p.paper from The Works.I coloured the border round the image using a promarker and ruler.

 



PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER    


challenges-----

we love to create-ATG

make my Monday-fun folds

Simon says-fur or feathers

digi choosday-ATG

everybody art-fave colour/green

cardz4guyz-more than one fold

fabnfunky-fave colou/green

Simon says-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

creative creases-fun folds

double trouble-use green

sweet stampin-green

Allsorts-ATG/Spring

Allys Angels-ATG

simply create too-bunnies/blooms

four Seasons-Spring

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

mix it up-fancy fold

critter crazy-ATG

crafty animals-ATG

colorful options-green

crafty calendar-more than one fold

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

Carol x x x


Saturday 2 March 2024

Beautiful Snowdrops

 Morning and time for the Card Chain Challenge swap. 34 cards were exchanged and my card went to Barbara in Switzerland.I used the image and B.paper from the beautiful Watercolour Flowers paper pad from ScrapAndme.I doodled round the borders and the two circle stamps are from AALL&Create.


I would also like to thank everyone for the lovely and encouraging comments on my blog -Thank you and much appreciated x x x



PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER    


My beautiful card came from Robyn in Australia


 

 

Challenges-----

crafty catz-ATG

double trouble-use green

fabnfunky-fave colour-Green

everybody art-fave colour-green

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

daring cardmakers-March elements/green/foliage/circles

a perfect time to craft-ATG 

classic design-ATG

sweet stampin-green

allsorts-ATG/Spring

love to scrap-ATG 

love to craft-ATG

mix it up-ATG

four seasons-Spring

colorful options-green

beautiful blossoms-ATG


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

Carol x x x




Friday 1 March 2024

New Fold

 Morning and I have three DT posts today-the third one is for the Diamond/Aquamarine or option Birthday challenge at Birthstone Challenges.

I made a Z-fold Pop Up Block Card using papers from Paper Boutique,Tonic die-cut sentiment,die-cut flowers from Spellbinders 



PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER   


Challenges-----

doubleD-p.paper--------------------------TOP 3

Simon says-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

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

we love to create-ATG

make my Monday-fun folds

Pennys challenge-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

trimmies craft-female---------------------------TOP 3

krafty chicks-ATG

classic design-ATG

through the purple haze-ATG

the paper funday-ATG

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

Allys Angels-ATG

beautiful blossoms-ATG

crafts galore encore-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

creative creases-fun folds

 mix it up-Fancy folds

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

THank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month.

Carol x x x


Happy Anniversary

 Morning and I have three DT posts today-the second one is for the Celebrate challenge chosen by Larelyn for Pearly Sparkles.

I made an anniversary card and a diamond point card using P.paper from Paper Boutique,disy image from Watercolour Flowers pad from ScrapAndMe,die-cut frames from Spellbinders andTonic die-cut sentiment.



PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER   


Challenges-----

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

make my Monday-fun folds

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

we love to create-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG 

Double D-P,papers

Simon says-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

trimmies craft-female

as you like it-male/female-I prefer making female cards because you can use your pretty papers and embellishments and I always need more female than male cards.

krafty chicks-ATG

classic design-ATG

a place to start-monchrome

613 Avenue create-ATG------------------TOP ROCKER

through the purple haze-ATG--------------TOP 3

the paper funday-ATG

Allys Angels-ATG

beautiful blossoms-ATG

crafts galore encore-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG 

creative creases-fun folds

mix it up-fancy fold

love to scrap-ATG

love to craft-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month.

Carol x x x


Spring Snowdrops

 Morning and I have three DT posts today-the first one is for the Easter/Spring challenge at Scrapping4fun and as I have never sent Easter cards I made a Spring one using the snowdrops from my beautiful Watercolour Flower papers  from ScrapAndMe,I also die-cut the smaller image from the cover page everyone of these papers are beautiful enough to just use on their own!



PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER   


Challenges-----

crafty catz-ATG

Simon says-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

classic design-ATG

the paper funday-ATG

creative moments-ATG

Allys Angels-ATG

beautiful blossoms-ATG

doubleD-p.papers

a perfect time to craft-ATG

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

Carol x x x