Saturday 25 May 2024

Smash Your Stash Journal Page

 Morning and last Saturday of the month and it's time for the Smash Your Stash journal page challenge with Vicki from Stamped Smiles so please check out her brilliant blog too.The prompt this month is "material"and I found a lst scrap of adhesive material must have had for years and wasn't big enough to do anything with-so what do you do keep it just in case lol.

I adhered it onto a partially stencilled background(already done,two pieces of self adhesive hessian,some black threads and a flower I made out of a scrap of lace,the black gem was from stash.Weird just realised I used Alices colours.


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

 

EDIT------

Sorry this was late again Vicki but forgot to schedule last night as would you believe it our little dog Alice who has been unwell-took a turn for the worse last night,then passed away this morning bless her.


 challenges----

crafting happiness-junk journal cluster

creative artiste-ATG/mixed media

Pennys challenge-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

allsorts-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

classic design-ATG

a place to start-ATG

613 Avenue create-ATG

Ellibelles corner-ATG

Thank you  for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Monday 20 May 2024

World Bee Day

 I have a card for World Bee day today using distree inks, stencil from Stencil Girl and a stamp set that was a craft mag freebie years ago,the Bee die is Hero Arts and put on 3-D foam pads.


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


Quick update on John-he is now on end of life care,still at home. Commenting may be sporadic but feel I will need my crafting to keep going-hope you all understand.


Challenges----

Pennys challenge-ATG------------------TOP 3

try it on Tuesday-small things

cardz4galz-world Bee day ---------------TOP 3

CRAFT-ATG

allsorts-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

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

lets craft and create-ATG

Ellibells corner(May)-ATG

classic design-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

carol x x x

Saturday 18 May 2024

More Cyclamen

 Morning and time for the mid-month inspiration for Stamping Sensation.

I used the colours and flowers from the mood board and used the Cyclamen stamp from AALL&Create once again but just stamped the once this time,coloured with promarkers and a craft mag freebie script stampbehind in brown to co-ordinate with the P.paper I think from 13 Arts,and the green strips from oddments box.



 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-florals 

digi choosday-ATG

passion for promarkers-let it bloom

I love promarkers-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says(Wed)-use P.paper

CRAFT-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

MAWTT-flowers

tripleB-birds/blooms/butterflies

a place to start-ATG/for a lady

613 Avenue Create-ATG-----TOP ROCKER

lets craft and create-ATG

Ellibelles corner(May)-ATG

Allys Angels-ATG

through the purple haze-ATG

we love stamping-ATG

inspiration station-flowers

craft rocket-flowers

the paper funday-flowers

allsorts-ATG

beautiful blossoms-ATG

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

Carol x x x


Monday 13 May 2024

Monochrome Card

 I made a card for someone then changed my mind and made another so this is the spare one lol.Stamps and sentiments from AALL&Create sets,I stamped the images then cut them out,self adhesive papers I received with a card swap a couple of months ago.


 

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

 

challenges----

allsorts-spots/stripes

digi choosday-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

crafty catz-ATG/Summer 

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

crafts galore encore-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

a place to start-ATG

613 Avenue Create-ATG

lets craft and create-ATG

daisy chain-boys/men

Ellibelles corner/May-ATG

Patties creations-ATG

crafty gals corner-ATG

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

Carol x x x



Sunday 5 May 2024

Music,Music,Music

 Morning and my second DT post today is for the "Use a Stencil" challenge,chosen by Alyson for Dragonfly Dreams.

I used stamps from AALL&Create and the drum sentiment is a Crafters Companion stamp.The background music score stencil is from I Craft Designs.


 


 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-stamps

crafty catz-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

allsorts-ATG

Sheepski designs-ATG

crafts galore encore-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-ATG

Ellibelles corner-May-ATG

the paper funday-ATG

crafty calendar-ATG

daisy chain-boys/men 

we love stamping-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and would love you to join us.

Carol x x x

Pretty Cyclamens

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

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




I used the Cyclamen stamp from AALL&Createcoloured with promarkers and stamped a couple of times to 3-D the flowers and leaves which I offset,stencils from Creative Expressions and Stencil Girl and added some black threads.Our GD is Karin so please stop over and leave her a comment.



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


challenges-----

Simon says-Feminine 

passion for promarkers-(Mon)feminine

I love promarkers-ATG

doubleD-pretty florals

Simon says(Wed)-feminine

beautiful blossoms-ATG

krafty chicks-stamps--------------TOP PICKS

crafty catz-ATG/Summer

creative fingers-ATG

allsorts-ATG

we love to create-ATG

crafts galore encore-ATG

MAWTT-flowers

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-ATG

four seasons-Spring----------------TOP 3

triple B-birds/blooms/butterflies

incy wincy-Spring----------------------TOP 5

the paper funday-ATG/flowers

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

we love stamping-ATG 

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

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

Carol x x x



Saturday 4 May 2024

Smash Your Stash Journal Page

 A week late but finally here is my Smash Your Stash for the journal page challenge with Vicki  at Stamped Smiles.Please check out her brilliant page.

The background was a pre made one from a couple of years ago which was made with if I remember rightly Gelatos.The heart was from a colouring book,coloured with coloured pencils and cut in half then almost glued back together.The half frames were from some papers I was sent and the love is all around circle stamp from Sweet Dixie and a bit of doodling round the heart.

We now have John in a bed downstairs so at least not stuck upstairs on his own all day,and next to a double window overlooking the garden -mind you alreadt told us it needs weeding !!!!!



 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

creative artiste-ATG

we love to create-ATG/mixed media

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

Ellibelles Corner-May-ATG

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

Carol x x x

Thursday 2 May 2024

Card Chain Reveal

 Morning and time for the card chain swap reveal and once again I went with the sketch option and something you were given.32 cards were exchanged and my card went to Tina in Slovenia.B.paper I think was Paper Boutique,flowers cut from a paper oddment and sentiments from bit box,the donkey was the "something you were given" part.



The fabulous card I received from Gundi in Germany.


 

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


Challenges-----

double trouble-something/anything/everything

a perfect time to craft-ATG 

classic design-ATG

critter crazy-ATG

Ellibelles May challenge-ATG

incy wincy-animals

crafty animals-ATG

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

Carol x x x


Wednesday 1 May 2024

Pretty Snowdrops

 Morning and this is my third and last post today for the Pearl/Emerald/Engagement/Anniversary challenge at Birthstone Challenges now you should be able to find something in there to make.


I went with Emerald and used a new to me snowdrop stamp a Sweet Dixie Clear Stamp bought off a FB decluttering page,coloured with promarkers also edges the card with the same promarker,I stamped the image twice and decoupaged the flower heads, the top p,strip was an oddment from stash.The green is actually darker on the card than it looks  here!

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


challenges-----

double trouble-something/anything/everything 

classic design-ATG

krafty chicks-all occasions

creative fingers-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

Simon says-feminine

passion for promarkers-feminine-----WINNER/TOP 5

Allys Angels-ATG

beautiful blossoms-ATG

creatalicious-Something new-stamp

crafty gals corner-ATG

double D-pretty florals 

a perfect time to craft-ATG

MAWTT-flowers

Four Seasons-Spring

incy wincy-Spring

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

Carol x x x


Happiness is Cats

 Morning and first of May so three DT posts today-the second one is for the Cats/Dogs challenge at 

Pearly Sparkles.Now I may have gone slight overboard on the cats but not sorry in the slightest lol we have three black cats.The full cat die is an X-Cut the stamped cat is Mooch from Lavinia Stamps which was gifted to me in a card swap.The die-cut cats heads are all loose in a plastic bag and can't remember the make -yes should have written it on the bag but no need because I will remember-yer right !!!The little Robin(coloured with polychromos pencils) is an AALL&Create stamp,film strip stamp from Chocolate Baroque,stencil from My Favourite Things and the distress ink marks were a test made with some kind of plastic packaging.


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


challenges-----

Pennys challenge-ATG

Craft-ATG

krafty chicks-all occasions

creative fingers-ATG

daring cardmakers-something old/stencils/film strip stamp---something new/Mooch stamp.

sweet stamping-animals

crafting happines-way up high

allsorts-use a stencil

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

double trouble-something/anything/everything

crafty gals corner-ATG

creative moments-cute and cuddly

Allys Angels-ATG

classic design-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG 

critter crazy-ATG-----DT FAVOURITE/Thank you Faith

incy wincy-animals

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

Carol x x x

Anniversary Card

 Morning and first of another month so I have three DT posts today-the first one is for the wedding/anniversary challenge at Scrapping4fun.I made a Square Column Card The stamp is from Crafty Individuals coloured with promarkers and Polychromos pencils,die cut sentiment from Tonic and the B,paper from Craft O Clock.

 

EDIT---I would just like to say thank you for all the lovely caring comments on my last post.Thanks to my daughter who has 10yrs experience in a care home with Dementia -despite her poor health she has got us all sorted with what we need and is coping brilliantly-would not be able to manage without her.We are into a routine so will be back commenting asap.


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


Challenges-----

Pennys challenge-ATG

Simon says-ATG

Craft-ATG

krafty chicks-all occasions

creative fingers-ATG

daring cardmakers-something old/dies/paper--something new/stamp

creative creases-fun folds

cut it up-starts with a B-Blue/Bluebells

allsorts-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

double trouble-something/anything/everything

Simon says-feminine

passion for promarkers-feminine

classic design-ATG

a place to start-one one or more flowers

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

the creative crafters-ATG

Allys Angels-ATG

beautiful blossoms-ATG

creatalicious-something new---stamp

double D-pretty florals

MAWTT-flowers

four Seasons-Spring

incy wincy-Spring

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

Carol x x x