Saturday, 19 January 2019

Happy Birthday Hanna

Right first of all --no more ducks!!! we had another foxy visit last night and not a pretty sight this morning to greet me!!!Just hope he doesn't make another visit tonight back for the chickens have taken extra precautions tonight just hope it's enough.

I made a birthday card for my two little grandsons to give to their other Grandma whose birthday it was today so now safe to share-as Hanna is Polish she is known as Babcia(Bab-cha)instead of Grandma.I used a phot of the two boys to personalise it for her.The papers are from The Works,die-cut branches were stems on flowers with the flowers cut off,and I used a matchstick inked to elongate the stick Jozef is holding, I also added Heather flower soft.The sentiment was computer generated in Dafont.
challenges-
Make my Monday-use words or a sentiment
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
Simon says-recycle something/only small but-matchstick
creatalicious-ATG/Winter fun
TTCRD-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cardz4gals-dimensional elements
krafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
we love to create-ATG creative
Brown sugar-3-2-1 recipe
crafting with an attitude-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
do-all kreatives-think twice/2 papers/2boys
a perfect time to craft-ATG
scribbles designs-Birthday
creative inspirations-ATG
pile it on-land animals/humans?
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Josephs Coat Technique

Found a tutorial on you-tube called Josephs Coat and been having a play.Fist of all you cover the white cardstock in --well the first attempt I used distress ink pads,then you stamp images in versamark and clear emboss--then cover the card in black or dark brown then wipe over with kitchen roll to take the colour off the embossed images leaving the colour-- my first attempt I used baby wipe which resulted in taking most of the black off too.Stamped sentiment from IndigoBlu and main stamps from Polka doodles.

Second attempt--cover white card with oxides this time then stamped with Chocolate Baroque stamps and covered card with Gathered Twigs distress ink then wiped over with kitchen roll much better effect-was looking for something to add onto the front and found a packet of fabric banners bought from a craft fair years ago!!! had them sooo long they were going yellow so distressed edges further stamped Honey bee onto it and added string then silicone into centre only so it wasn't flat-much better but still not happy so will try technique again.
challenges--
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
inkspirational-use kraft
CFTH-ATG
Make my Monday-use words/sentiments
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
incy wincy-quotes/sayings(first card)
cupcake inspiration-something new(technique)
creatalicious-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday Throwdown-embossing
try it on Tuesday-something old(stamps)/something new(technique)
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
fashionable stamping-ATG
Dragonfly dreams-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 11 January 2019

It's Twin Boys!!!

Late posting but hope you are all well-I was asked to make a Twin Boys Baby card using a photo of them -I used Marianne,Tattered Lace and Memory Box die-cuts.
The ribbon/twine/liquid pearls and B.paper were from stash and the sentiment was computer generated in Dafont.They were born early and the picture is a little dark but not a lot I could do about that.
challenges-
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
creative moments-ATG
cupcake inspirations-something new(twins?)
CFTH-ATG
Make my Monday-use words/sentiment
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-new beginnings-------WINNER
Pennys challenges-ATG
fab'n'funky-new beginnings
C.R.A.F.T-New-(babies)
cute card Thursday-what's new(babies)
scrapping4fun-ATG/3 embellishments
do-all kreatives-think twice(twins?)
craft-deebowz-ATG with a bow
creative inspirations-ATG
happy little stampers-ATG with dies
Thank you for dropping by and all comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 7 January 2019

Beautiful Seahorse

Morning and back today with an ATG/Tag it challenge at Artistic Inspirations -we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and I used the beautiful Pre-coloured image Beautiful Seahorse just had to add glossy accents/glamour dust/dewdrops and a few splatters-Scallop dies from Creative Dies.
Background was made with Oxide inks/Tim Holtz and Artistic Flair stencils.I saw inspiration on Viv's Visuals using the Bokeh technique-I applied white geso through the one of the stencils but then the best effect got covered by the image so wiped a baby wipe through the stencil to take off the ink--sooo quite pleased with the result.

Re New Years resolution using neglected stash and new techniques-Bokeh and taking ink off with baby wipe were new to me and the previous card I used neglected water colours and long forgotten card candy so a good start!!!
challenges--
lost coast portal-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
diesRus-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
sweet stampin-spots and dots
catch the bug-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
Ikes world-ATG/animals
2crafty critter crazies-ATG with a critter
creative inspirations-ATG
mix it up-ATG
Sparkle N sprinkle-ATG/glamour dust?
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Herbert Hare

Morning and we have a new ATG/Watercolouring challenge at 613 Avenue Create we are also looking for a couple of new DT members -only one project a month and as we don't use sponsors you can do your own thing.
Our watercolour option was suggested by Natalie.
I used the fabulous stamp Herbert Hare from Stampotique and coloured with watercolours.The die-cuts are from Gummiapan and added card candy.
challenges-
lost coast portal-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
diesRus-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
classic design team-ATG
Ikes world-ATG/animals
the artistic stamper-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG with a critter
mix it up-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
pile it on-land animals
happy little stampers-watercolour/ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated-hope you can join us
Carol x x

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Firework Banner

Morning and hope everyone is well-we have a new "Add Some Sparkle" challenge at Daisy Chain and I made a banner which was also for a FB forum banner swap with a fireworks theme.The background was made with Brushos then I heat embossed in silver with various craft mag freebie stamps---no surprise there!!!
Challenges-
INTAAS-add some sparkle
lost coast portal-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
as you like it-ATG-------------------------------TOP 3
not just cards-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
happy little stampers watercolour-ATG/texture
sparkle N sprinkle-ATG/embossing pwd
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x

Friday, 4 January 2019

Birthday For SIL

Morning and we have a new Just for Fun challenge at Crafting With Friends and I made a birthday card for my SIL.
The B.papers are from The Works,ribbon/hessian/dewdrops and pears are from my stash.The stamped image was coloured with promarkers and hope it's okay to use as it's a Sheena Douglass stamp!
challenges-
incy wincy-celebrate----------WINNER
Simon says-party time
lost coast portal-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-add a sentiment
the creative crafters-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
scrapping4fun-ATG/3embellishments/pearls/ribbon/hessian
digistamps4joy-ATG/four seasons
the artistic stamper-ATG
mix it up-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
craft-dee bowz-ATG with a bow
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x