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Monday, 23 December 2013

Bittersweet image

Well almost there and if you are not ready now (like me)I have to go into town today for a couple of last minute presents then have them all to wrap!WE have all year to prepare and are still caught unawares???The new challenge today at
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART is ATG and we are sponsored by Sassy Studios and The Stamping Chef and i have used their fantastic image "Bittersweet" coloured with promarkers,papers are Graphic 45 and Engraver from Prima,corner die,liquid pearls,and dots stamp from Stamps Away.
challenges-
polka doodle-ATG
digi darlas-ATG-------------------------------WINNER
challenges4everybody-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
I love promarkers-more than one fold
the paper shelter-ATG
pennys challenges-fave colour and technique(brown/shaped card/promarkers)-------------------------------------------------------2ND WINNER
creative moments-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG
crafty little fairies-ATG
fussy and fancy-chocolate(colours-dark/milk/orange/caramel)
brown sugar-ATG
crafts4eternity-ATG
sister act-ATG
pink gem-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
crafts and me-ATG

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have time to join us and I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and hop you will continue to support us next year
Carol xx

Sunday, 22 December 2013

ATG at 613 Avenue Create

Morning everyone and as it's Sunday that means a new challengeat 613 AVENUE CREATE and that challenge is soooo easy peasy"ATG" so we hope you have time to join us,at this busy time of the year.Our sponsors are THE PAPER SHELTER and RICK ST DENNIS whose fabulous image I have used-"Sabrina at Mamma JO Jo's" coloured with promarkers,papers-Floral fantasy by Louise Tiler,selction of dies,ribbon from hobbycraft,pearls,dewdrops,glamour dust from stash and sentiment computer generated,coloured cardstock from papermill direct and of course I made an upright Z-fold card my favourite.
challenges-
promarker challenge-include a sentiment
challenges4everybody-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
addicted-to-stamps-lovely wishes
pile it on-P-is for P.paper/purple/pearls
cutie pie-cute card for somone special
love to create-ATG
crafty sentiments-Birthdays
Little blue button-birthday wishes
whimsy inspires-Party time
TTCRD-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
I love promarkers-more than one fold
Simon says-bling,time to party
the paper shelter-ATG
pennys challenges-fave colour/technique(purple/Z fold card)
crafters cafe blog-make it sparkle
digistamp4joy-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-celebrations
delightful challenges-celebrate
crafty little fairies-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
crafts4eternity-ATG
sister act-ATG
pink gem-ATG
crafts and me-ATG
friday sketch-sketch
Thanks for dropping by today and hope you can join us
Carol xx

Holly-Ann wins a onesi

Morning everyone-at Ellie and Hollys school every week they pick two out of every class who have been good and take them to the local Asda forcake and a drink, and each week they run a colouring and designing competition.Well the week Holly was picked they had to draw Santa.When we went to see Ellie in the school play the teaher asked Tasha to make sure Holly was at school the next day(she has had a couple of days off with croup)They had picked eight winners from the groups and Holly was presented with a onesie from the George range by the store manager and George dpt manager.Non of the children knew anything about it as the school kept it a surprise.
Yesterday i took Ellie and Holly into town and met up with DIL Diane and grandson Jozef,we met outside the City hall where they had three camels,baby llama,donkey and sheep also a cast for the Nativity all dressed up.They paraded down Whitefriargate (with all the animals)to the Trinity Church just before which they knocked on the doors of Bob Carvers(well known chip shop in Hull)and the two last pubs before the church-having the doors closed in their faces before ending up at the stable erected outside the Church.There they acted out the Nativity with the church choir singing Carols.We enjoyed the after-noon and we were lucky with the weather too as it was all outside.
Before I show my card today I would just like to remind you the ATG challenge is still running at ONE STITCH AT A TIME
This was a last minute CAS Christmas card,linen cardstock from papermill Direct,wooden background stamp(no name on stamp)with peeled paint TH distress ink.Spellbinders Heirloom ornament image silver embossed and put on 3-D foam pad.
challenges-
as you like it-fave Christmas stamp and why-looks great just stamped or embossed
challenges4everybody-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
fashionable stamping-in the holiday spirit
Fairies challenge-Christmas
addicted-to-stamps-lovely wishes
dream valley-Christmas
whoopsi daisy-Christmas
eureka stamps-Christmas
crafty boots-Christmas
love to create-ATG
scrapping every day-Christmas
papertake weekly-last Christmas card
oldie but a goodie(background stamp)-winter
belli challenge-Christmas
The paper shelter-ATG
inky impressions-Merry Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-Christmas
paper-crafting journey-Christmas
sweet pea stampers-Christmas
stampin for the weekend-ATG
creative corner-CAS
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-white and one colour
totally gorjuss-quick Christmas
pink gem-ATG
disdigi designs-Christmas
cards galore-Christmas
crafts and me-ATG
Thanks for dropping by today and a Merry Christmas to you if this is your last call and a huge thank you for all your comments left during the year
Carol xx

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Cards for Ellie and Holly-Ann

We went to see grandaughter Ellie who was a fairy in her school play this morning she looked so beautiful and very dainty just like a little Fairy-of course I may be biased lol I made them both the same card but a purple one for Ellie and pink for Holly their favourite colours and very sparkly.I used the free image "Flurry" from lacy Sunshine HERE coloured with promarkers,added glamour dust,liquid pearls and stickles,pine border die and papers from stash.
challenges-
sweet pea stampers-It's cold outside
crafty catz-ATG
totally papercrafts-Christmas/non trad colours
polka doodles-ATG
in the pink-Pink Christmas(pink card)
brown sugar-Christmas
crafts 4 eternity-Christmas cards
digi haven-Christmas cards
creative corner-fave colour-purple
sister act-ATG
chocolate/coffee/cards-happy holidays
totally gorjuss-special Christmas/Grandaughters
without words-nearest and dearest
pink gem-ATG
disdigi designs-Christmas/non trad colours
allsorts-snowflakes
cupcake inspiration-photo insp(pink/white card)
pile it on-P is for pink/purple/pinecone/pearls/pine die
dream valley-Christmas
fairies challenge-Christmas
lacy sunshine-celebrations
cutie pie-cute card for someone special(grandaughters)
card mania-winter wonderland
eureka stamps-anything Christmas
papertake weekly-last Christmas card
lil red wagon-non trad colours
simon says-bling
crafters cafe blog-make it sparkle
inky impressions-Merry Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty calendar-cold and frosty
heck of a challenge-colourful Christmas

Thank you for dropping by today and can you believe Christmas Eve is only 6 days away!!!!
Carol xx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Unhappy Angel

Holly-Ann strikes again lol.Matthew woke up all brown and sticky!!!Holly and Ellie had been laid on Mum and Dads bed watching a DVD before bed Friday night and she had emptied her Advent calender eaten all the chocs and closed the doors back up! only got found out because she dropped on in the bed which melted over matthews back during the night and she thought it was hilarious.They have both been off school Ellie with this cough virus and Holly with croup but they are back today as Ellie has school play on Wednesday and Holly is going for breakfast with Santa with her class and apparently she "has" to go poor man dread to think what she asks him for!The new challenge this week at LEJ DESIGNS is ATG and will run for two weeks until 5th Jan so plenty of time to join us,then our challenge will change from weekly to monthly from the 7th January,so we hope you will still join the challenges and support us.Don't forget to check out Lindsays freebie images too.I have used her image "The Unhappy Angel"I have used this image a few times and lends itself to quite a few funny sentiments.I coloured the image with promarkers and the papers and embellishments were from my stash.
challenges-
stamp with Sarah Kay-Angels
Bunny Zoe-wings
divas by design-ATG
sisterhood of crafters-Christmas sparkle
cute card Thursday-catch up Christmas
crafty catz-ATG
crafts4eternity-Christmas cards
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-last minute Christmas
pink gem-ATG
dream valley-Christmas
Robyns fetish-Angels
challenges4everybody-ATG
fairies challenge-Christmas
whoopsi daisy-Anything Christmas
eureka stamps-anything Christmas
crafty boots-Christmas
cards galore-Christmas
crafts and me-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and hope you will support our challenge
Carol xx


Sunday, 15 December 2013

First Christmas

Morning everyone and at the moment (don't speak to loudly)we have sun !!!my card this morning is for mt little grandson Jozef(6 months old) to give to his Mum on his first Christmas it's only Mum and not mum and dad because Dad requested it lol.I have used a gorgeous Mos Digital image,coloured with promarkers,embossed the background with my envelope maker board (will have to get embossing plate for my GC)and we printed his footprint in distress ink and added some sparkly snowflakes.
challenges-
mos digital -favourite card
scribble and scrap-ATG
quirky crafts-Christmas(treaure-my grandsons footprint)
kaboodle doodle-non-traditional Christmas colours
incy wincy-let it snow
whoopsi daisy-Christmas non-traditional colours
lexis creations-snow
craft your passion-let it snow
crafty boots-Christmas
crafty sentiments-Christmas
top tip Tuesday-snowflakes
promarker challenge-include a sentiment
inky chicks-Christmas
anonymousstamps-ATG
simon says-let it snow
fab'n'funky-snowflakes
sisterhood of crafters-Christmas sparkle
digistamps4joy-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
shellys images-winter/snowflake
MAWTT-winter wonderland
cute card Thursday-Christmas catch up
crafty little fairies-let it snow
sweet pea stampers-it's cold outside
totally papercrafts-Christmas/non-traditional colours
brown sugar-Christmas
crafts4eternity-Christmas
a creative romance-sparkle at Christmas
totally gorjuss-special Christmas
craftyhazelnuts challenge-Christmas
disdigi designs-Christmas non-traditional colours
allsorts-snowflakes
panpastels-snowflakes----------------------WINNER
Thank you for dropping by and for all the lovely comments you leave
Carol xx

4week long challenge

Morning everyone and welcome to my new follower.Can you believe it is the middle of December already?The new challenge today at ONE STITCH AT A TIME is ATG and this will be the last challenge this year,so will run until 11th January so plenty of time to play along.The sponsor is STITCHY BEAR OUTLETand the prize is all digis used in challenge 192.I was given the image "Doorway" by Coosty Creations,which I coloured with promarkers,and used my Joanna Sheen signiture die-Ivy Flourish.
Papers used-
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
crafters cafe blog-monochromatic
C.R.A.F.T-inspired by song(In Fernandoes Hideaway)
sister act-ATG
chocolate,coffee,cards-Happy holidays
pink gem-ATG
great impresssions-happy holidays
crafts and me-ATG-------------------SPOT PRIZE
Thanks for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us SOME ADVICEHow come some of my words are highlighted and when you hover they are adverts?????ant idea how I can delete???
see you with my second post in a while
Carol xx

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas at Happy Campers

Morning again as this is my second post today.This card is my DT card for HAPPY CAMPERS monthly challenge which is "Christmas".I have used a stamped image "Snowy Postcard" by Stampendous Stamps,with added glamour dust,I love this image because it looks great vintage or very glittery and snowyB.paper is from Kaisercraft-Christmas collection.I made this a CAS card with no embellishments as it was needed to send abroad.
challenges-
the sweet pea stampers-It's cold outside
scrapping every day miracles-Christmas
just for fun-Christmas
memas crafts-Christmas/winter/holiday
ladybug crafts-Christmas/winter
cards galore-Christmas
card makin mamas-Christmas/new Year
crafty calendar-cold and frosty
crafts and me-ATG
feeling crafty-Christmas
crafty hands-seasons greetings/winter
sister act-ATG
a creative romance-sparkle at Christmas
pink gem-ATG
pile it on-P is for-postcard/P.paper
corrosive challenges-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
CAS on Sunday-Christmas
Fairies challenge-winter
fashionable stamping-Holiday spirit
incy wincy-let it snow
lexis creations-snow
craft your passion-let it snow
TTCRD-ATG
ladybug crafts ink-ATG
inky chicks-Christmas
oldie but a goodie-winter(stamp)
as you like it -fave Christmas stamp and why
simon says-let it snow
divas by design-ATG
creative moments-ATG/winter
sisterhood of crafters-Christmas sparkle
Hope you find the time to join us as the challenge lasts for a month so plenty of time
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave
Carol xx




Jingle bell wreath

Morning everyone,well in my last post i said I was full of cold,but they were scheduled posts done on Saturday,on Sunday it esculated to either flu or a virus and completely knocked me for six and ended up in bed for a couple of days.I still feel really rough but am at least up as O/H is still in agony and not much use.Still onto my card for this weeks CRAFTY GIRLS challenge which is ATG.Our sponsors are
Eureka Stamps-Sassy Studios-Glamour Eyes and Meljens Designs whose image Jingle Bell Wreath I chose,coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and added gold glamour dust,papers-craft mag freebies and sentiment was a freebie stamp with Craft Stamper craft mag.All matted and layered onto gold mirri card.
challenges-
scrapping every day miracles-Christmas
delicious doodles-Christmas
stampin for the weekend-use some red
crafty hands-seasons greetings/winter
card crafters circle-celebrations
digi haven-Christmas
creative corner-Traditional Christmas
sister act-ATG
a creative romance-sparkle at Christmas
pink gem-ATG
cupcake inspiration-photo inspiration (red/gold/green)
here come the boys-ATG
lacy sunshine-celebrations
C is for challenge-traditional Christmas
digi sketch(T)-Christmas
crafty boots-Christmas
crafty sentiments-Christmas
promarker challenge-include a sentiment
inky chicks-christmas
handmade harbour-Christmas
memas crafts-christmas
cards galore-Christmas
card makin mamas-Christmas/New Year
DL.ART-Christmas
feeling crafty-christmas

check out the DT cards and blogs for some great inspiration if needed lol
thanks for stopping by and back in an hour
Carol xx

Monday, 9 December 2013

Not a Christmas card!!!

Hi again this is my second post today for the second challenge at "CRAFTING FROM THE HEART" an all time favourite--ATG so no excuse to join us.We had a brilliant response to our first challenge and some fantastic entries,thank you everyone.Our sponsors this week are Delicious Doodles and Dilly Beans whose image "Daisy Girl-framed I used,coloured with promarkers,papers are "Daydream" by Heidi Grace,cardstock from papermill diret,flower die,liquid pearls,pearls and flower brad from stash.I made my favourite upright Z-fold card.
challenges-
crafty bloggers-girly
crafts and me-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-sketch(rotated)
crafty ribbons-spots or stripes
delightful challenges-gems/bling
crafty catz-use 2 or more dies
sister act-ATG
pink gem-ATG
allsorts-anything but Christmas
pile it on-P-is for pearls/P.paper/polka dots
corrosive challenges-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
Hope you can find time to join us again and thanks for calling in today
Carol xx

Choo-Choo Charlie

Morning everyone hope you are all well I am full of cold at moment courtesy of a sharing Daughter!This is first of two posts today.ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS has a new challenge starting today-ATG/Favourite colours and the sponsor is ROBYNS FETISH and I chose their cute image "Choo-Choo-Charlie" coloured with promarkers,and added glamour dust,B.paper from stash(years old) and added computer generated sentiment from computer another favour as new printer is due today.
challenges-
scrapping every day miracles-Christmas
crafty boots-Christmas
digi sketch(T)-Christmas
whoopsi Daisy-Non-trad Christmas colours
kaboodle doodle-non-trad Christmas colours
papertake weekly-ATG/CAS
creative craft challenges2-non-taditional Christmas colours
clear it out challenge-ATG(papers)
paper pretties-Christmas
I love promarkers-for a child
divas by design-feeling festive
crafting by design-ATG
word art wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas
paper-crafting journey-Christmas
jellypark-Christmas
craftyhands-seasons greetings
card crafters circle-celebrations
digi haven-Christmas
sister act-ATG
pink gem-ATG
dis digi designs-Christmas/non-traditional colours
my time to craft-cute/cuddly Christmas animals ?
CAS on Sunday-Christmas
here come the boys-ATG
lacy sunshine-celebrations

Thanks for calling and back soon
carol xx





Sunday, 8 December 2013

Great Prize Giveaway at 613 Avenue Create

Hi everyone thanks for stopping by today and hope you will join our Block Party at 613 Avenue Create----
We are so close to 500 followers!
We would love to meet that milestone by JANUARY 12, 2014
CUZ
We're having a BLOCK PARTY to celebrate our 1 Year Blogaversary!
Of course, we don't want to stop at 500, so KEEP adding your links.

We have lined up some fabulous prizes for our BLOCK PARTY and more prizes are being added daily. If you would like a chance to win here is a partial list of possible prizes: WRMK - Envelope Punch Board; Prima Mixed Media Dolls(We will be giving away two of these); A Ribbon Bundle from Really Reasonable Ribbons and the list goes on. Eligibility is simple:

1. Become a follower of our blog.
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The challenge this week is make a "Perpetual or Mini Calendar" our sponsor is A DAY FOR DAISIES and I chose the beautiful image "Mermaid in a Jar" coloured with promarkers,then embossed with clear embossing pwd and added sml pearls.I made an easel card on top of a one drawer box,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,the beautiful papers are Daydream by Heidi Grace,I added dies,flower brad,post-it-notes and small calendar.
challenges-
scribble and scrap-ATG
corrosive challenges-ATG
Dream valley-Anything but a card
card mania-fantasy
crafty boots-storybook characters(The Little mermaid)
love to create-3-D project/holiday gift
Promarker challenge-sketch
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty creations-anything but Christmas
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-fave digi(beaucause my little grandaughter loves drawing mermaids sitting on rocks-she would love this)
crafty catz-use 2 or more dies
pink gem-ATG
allsorts-anything but Christmas
crafting musketeers-layer it up
sir stampalot-free and easy
crafty bloggers-girly
I hope you find the time to join us
See you tomorrow
Carol xx

Friday, 6 December 2013

44years and Graphic 45

First I hope everyone on the coastal areas are safe,our Town centre all flooded,buses came to a standstill roads were gridlocked and the power was lost,people were evacuated but luckily we are just too far away to be affected.Today is our 44th wedding Anniversary so any medals welcome lol.The card for today was just a quick one with Graphic 45 papers.
challenges-
scrapping every day miracles-Christmas
corrosive challenges-happy holidays
Robyns fetish-Christmas
challenges4everybody-ATG
Fairies-challenges-winter
Paula holifield-Christmas--------------TOP 3
kaboodle doodle-winter
cute daisy may-Christmas-trad colours
Lexis-Christmas
papertake weekly-ATG
craft-room challenge-vintage Christmas
paper pretties-Christmas
lil red wagon-Santa
divas by design-feeling festive
creative moments-ATG/vintage
bunny Zoe-vintage
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas
paper-crafting journey-Christmas
just for fun-Christmas
memas crafts-Christmas
cards galore-Christmas
creative corner-traditional Christmas
pile it on-P is for -P paper/postcard/postage stamps
Thanks for stopping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

CAS card

Well you can't get more CAS than this card ----BUT---I still had to add the ribbon lol.Well we are going to watch Holly-Ann in her Christmas play(we got the wrong date last week) tomorrow she is an Angel well in the play anyway-only joking love them both to bits.Linen cardstock from Papermill Direct,ribbon from stash and stamped image and sentiment are from here at
Visible Image.I took 6 pics of this card 5 on white background,one came out pink!4 blue!1 with shadows and this one on black background.
challenges-
MAWTT-girly but no pink
cute card Thursday-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
sisteract-ATG
2 sisters-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG/CAS
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out challenge-ATG
oldie but a goodie-ribbon and/or lace(stamps/ribbon)
crafty creations-anything except Christmas
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty cardmakers-CAS
Sir stampalot-free and easy
Thanks for dropping by
Carol xx

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Christmas is Coming

The title is not just me stating the obvious but the title of the new challenge at LEJ DESIGNS and I have used one of Lindsays new digis( AND Lindsay is giving this image as a FREEBIE) coloured with promarkers,stickles and added glossy accents.Papers are a craft mag freebie,tonic punched border,snowflake and pine branch border dies.Cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
scrapping every day miracles-Christmas
stamp with Sarah Kay-Christmas
I love promarkers-ATG
simon says-ATG
divas by design-use some red
inky impressions-Christmas/winter
word art Wednesday-ATG
delightful challenges-Fave things/die-cuts/upright Z-fold card
4crafty chicks-Christmas
crafty little fairies-traditional Christmas/red/green/gold
QKR stampede-Christmas
stampin for the weekend-feeling festive
totally papercrafts-ho-ho holidays
jellypark-Christmas
sister act-ATG
2 sisters-ATG
robyns fetish-christmas
challenges4everybody-ATG
Fairies challenges-winter
just for fun-Christmas
ladybug crafts-Christmas/winter
cards galore-christmas
sir stampalot-free and easy
feeling crafty-Christmas
Thanks for dropping by and hope you can join us -check out the DT cards and blogs and Lindsays freebies
Carol xx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Cupcakes

OMG the 1st of December where has this year gone???Sunday morning means a new challenge at ONE STITCH AT A TIME which is soooo easy peasy----"Use A Digi" I was given the image Cupcakes from Alipeeps Art,colored with promarkers and added glossy accents.I made a box using the Crafters Companion which I was a little disappointed with I must admit.All cardstock from Papermill Direct and paper was from oldie from stash, added ribbon and a sentiment.
challenges-
digi haven-thanks
brown sugar-thank you
polka doodle chooseday-Thanks
crafty cardmakers-CAS
craft your passion-thanks
paper nest dolls-bows
seems a little sketchy-sketch/rotated-----2ND. WINNER
crafty sentiments-ATG
creative card crew-sweet treats
TTCRD-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
lil red wagon-off the edge
I love promarkers-ATG
Simon says-ATG
Belli challenge-thank you
sisterhood of crafters-something handmade(box)
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiment-Any sentiment
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
shellys images-thanks
DL.ART-thankful Thursday
dream valley-anything but a card
challenges4everybody-ATG
Thanks for stopping by and hope your not to busy to join us this week
Carol xx

Thursday, 28 November 2013

I Want to be Like Daddy

"I Want to be Like Daddy" is the image I have chosen from MILK COFFEE who along with FLOPPY LATTES are the sponsors for the "Anything Goes" at
Crafty Girls this week.Do hope you can join us I almost didn't make it as man came to fix computer yesterdayafter-noon-BUT couldn't get the printer (only two months old)to work,have rang the shop but am still waiting for them to get back to me,so had to wait till Tasha had time off work today and went to print off my images-serves me right for waiting till last minute!!!Anyhow I coloured the image with promarkers and added glossy accents,papers-Lawn Fawn and Gorjuss girls,all cardstock frpm Papermill Direct,die-cut corners and added twine.Off to watch Holly-Ann in her school play on Friday she is an Angel???Ellie is next week and she is Tinkerbell-inspired lol.
challenges-
cute card Thursday-ATG
fussy and fancy-cream and brown
sister act-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG---------2nd WINNER
lacy sunshine-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
incy wincy-for the men in your life----------------TOP 3
ooh-la-la-birthday
top tip Tuesday-use kraft
TTCRD-ATG
promarker challenge-cards for family--------------TOP 5
Digi sketch-sketch
I love promarkers-ATG
simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Natalie and Amy-for the boys
Thanks for dropping by and do hope you can join us
Carol xx





Monday, 25 November 2013

Brand new Challenge blog

Today marks the start of a brand new challenge blog--CRAFTING FROM THE HEART and I was delighted to have been invited to join the DT team -looking forward to working with you ladies.We do so hope you will pop across and follow us and of course join in our challenges,we are an ATG challenge blog so no excuse not to join,can't wait to see your cards and projects.If you "do" facebook we also have an open group page on there too-so welcome to join us.Our first sponsor is THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE and I chose their image "Snow Friends" (hope you haven't had any of the white stuff yet)coloured with promarkers,glamour dusted and glossy accents,papers(had them yonks)die-cut border,and Christmas decorations cut up to make icicles.We are also sponsored by SASSY STUDIOS and ANGIES DIGI STAMPS
challenges-
eureka stamps-Christmas
lexis creations-Christmas
crazy challenge-snowy winter
crafty sentiments-Christmas
oldie but a goodie-Christmas(papers/glamour dust)
stamp with sarah kay-Christmas
crafty creations-Christmas
the paper shelter-Christmas
pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/CAS
inky impressions-hats/scarves/gloves
word art Wednesday-ATG
paper-crafting journey-bling
stampin for the weekend-feeling festive
polka doodle-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
sister act-ATG
pink gem-sparkles
allsorts-bling
corrosive challenges-happy holidays
challenges4everybody-ATG
CAS on Sunday-winter
lacy sunshine-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
crafty bloggers-christmas
Thanks for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us and check out the rest of the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

We Three kings

Monday morning comes around again and hope you are all well and thank you all for leaving lovely comments on my cards your time and comments are much appreciated.I hope you can join us this week in the new challenge at ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS which is-----Case a DT OR ATG.
DOCTOR DIGI is the sposor and I chose the image "We Three Kings" coloured with promarkers,and added glossy accents,papers-craft mag freebie with added stamped music notes,die-cut border and cardstock from papermill Direct.
challenges-
oldie but a goodie-CAS Christmas
stamp with Sarah kay-Christmas
crafty creations-Christmas
The paper shelter-Christmas
pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/CAS
inky impressions-hats/scarves/gloves
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-music inspired
polka doodle-ATG/Christmas carol(we Three Kings)
sister act-ATG
dream valley-CAS
challenges4everybody-ATG
Beccys place-Christmas
crafty calendar-Christmas
without words CAS-Christmas
corrosive challenges--happy holidays
check out the DT cards and blogs and join us in the challenge
Thanks for dropping by and see you in a while
Carol xx

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Create your own Challenge

Morning everyone hope you are enjoying your weekend.I had to ask favours and dash out on Friday for someone to print out the two images I needed for todays cards as printer is still a no-no think it will be going back to the shop tomorrow as only two months old!!!The first card is for 613 Avenue Create and the challenge this week is "create your own challenge"We ask that you use 1to3 items from each column.The sponsor is BUGABOO and I have used their image "Stella and Gus" Deck of cards,don't you just love the expression on Gus's face-I love this image and sentiment.I coloured the image with promarkers and used glossy accents,with faux stitching round the edges,B.paper from Wrinklies CD perfect for this image,I have used ribbon,then almost covered it up!I then added pearls and liquid pearls,and cut three cards out of the B.paper.
challenges-
scribble and scrap-ATG
lacy sunshine-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
sketch and stash-sketch//lots of layers
card mania-Autumn colours
ooh-la-la-stitching
creative card crew-pearls
TTCRD-ATG
I love promarkers---anniversary---------------------WINNER
Pennys challenges-ATG
digistamps4joy-stitching
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-any sentiment
4crafty chicks-ATG
crafty ribbons-stitching
polka doodle-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
sister act-ATG

Hope you can find the time to join us this week
and back in a while
Carol xx

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Die-cut card and box

Hi everyone having technical difficulties with main computer and printer-when I say difficulties I mean they no longer work and awaiting a man to say whether they can be saved!So cannot print out new images and having to choose what I do have to fit challenges,but have made this thank you card and made another simple box just decorated with liquid pearls and die-cuts.I cut an aperture on card front then put the layered die-cuts inside to line up,and silver embossed thank you.

challenges-
the sisterhood of crafters-embossing
shellys images-Thanks
C.R.A.F.T-gift box or bag
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
jellypark-thanks
sister act-ATG
chocolate/coffee/cards-monochrome
pile it on-thanks
addicted-to-stamps-dies/punches
ribbon girls-all white
challenges4everybody-ATG
whoopsi daisy-thank you
lexis creations-thank you
paper dolls-give thanks
papertake weekly-thank you
TTCRD-ATG
inky chicks-pearls and swirls
card makin mamas-thankful tidings---DT (Penny)FAVOURITE
Thanks for dropping bye today and hope you are all keeping warm it's bitterly cold here
carol xx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas gate

Morning everyone,welcome to my new followers and hope you are ready to join in our challenge again this week at ONE STITCH AT A TIME.I was given the image by Tamia aka Gingerloft,"Christmas Gate"coloured with promarkers and twinkling H2O's,added liquid pearls,glossy accents on wreath ribbon and soft snow,pine needle border die,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,and the Christmas embossed strip across the top was a craft mag freebie embossing folder well strip.
challenges-
c-is for challenge-winter is coming
papertake weekly-snow and ice
oldie but a goodie-CAS Christmas(B.pare/twinkling H2o's/soft snow)
divas by design-something snowy
creative moments-ATG CAS
crafting by designs-ATG/Christmas-------------WINNER
sister act-ATG
cards for men-Christmas
check out the DT cards and blogs and hope you can join us this week
Carol xx

Thursday, 14 November 2013

ATG challenge

Morning everyone the all time favourite challenge at CRAFTY GIRLS
is Anything Goes so no excuse not to join in and the sponsors are THE STAMPING CHEF and BUGABOO so prizes too.I chose an image from The Stamping Chef I love this image -coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papernill Direct,loose papers from stash and added a flower from old book pages.
challenges-
fab'n'funky-ATG
anonymous stamps-ATG
As you like it-spots or stripes and why(I prefer spots as they suit more feminine cards and look softer than stripes)
Aud sentiments-feminine?
sister act -ATG
Di's digis-Girly?
panpastel-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
ladybug crafts ink-use kraft
twisted Tuesday-pop dots(under image/sentiment/flower) and polka dots
Pennys challenges-add a sentiment
Hope you can join us and thanks for stopping by today
Carol x

Glitter it

Morning everyone hope you are all well.There is a new monthly challenge at HAPPY CAMPERS and that challenge is "Glitter It" and I have used a Ballerina image a freebie from All Dressed Up coloured with promarkers, and glamour dusted,B.paper is K&C,a few dies and a tonic punch for bottom of card ,pearls,dewdrops and ribbon from stash,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
crafty little fairies-inspired by a song(dance ballerina dance)
cute card Thursday-so angelic
QKR Stampede-ATG
totally papercrafts-use glitter
brown sugar-ATG
creative corner-sing a song(Dance ballerina dance)
sister act-ATG
pink gem-gems,gems,gems
Dis digis-girly
pile it on-show us your tools(grand calibre/tonic punch/guillotine)
sparklensprinkle-glitter and sparkle
addicted-to-stamps-punches and dies
lacy sunshine-bling
scribble and scrap-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
Paula holifield-sparkle and shine
cutie pie-little cuties
cute Daisy may-flowers galore
creative card crew-pearls
TTCRD-ATG
inky chicks-pearls and swirls
stamp with Sarah Kay-die-cut embellishments
crafty creations-punches and dies
fab'n'funky-ATG
crafters cafe blog-embellish like crazy
word art Wednesdays-ATG
check out the DT cards and blogs and hope you can join us this month
Carol xx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Tea party

There is a new challenge blog starting on 25th November "Crafting From the Heart" I am delighted to be on the DT.The blog is up and running if you want to become a follower and each day there is a short bio of the DT and our favourite card-so come and check us out.My card today is to catch Mos digital challenge-the pre-coloured topper is from Hobby House just added glamour dust,cardstock from papermill Direct,B.paper is K&C and added a corner die.
challenges-
Mos digital-ATG
totally papercrafts-use glitter
sister act-ATG
Dis digi-girly
scribble and scrap-ATG
challenges4 everybody-ATG
cutie pie-little cuties
craft-room challenge-after-noon tea
shopping our stash-use something on your desk(paper and cardstock)
thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the new challenge blog
Carol xx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Paper Windmills

Monday morning means a new challenge at ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS and that easy peasy challenge is "Use a Digi" our sponsor is DIGI DARLA.I have used their image "Blowing Paper Windmills" coloured with promarkers,paers were loose in stash,oloured cardstock from Papermill Direct and pearls from stash.
challenges-
Digi darla-out with a bang-all Digi Darla images
papertake weekly-ATG
twisted Tuesday-free for all
polka doodle chooseday-Autumn colours
paper pretties-Fall
crafty creations-Autumn colours
Simon says-CAS
divas by design-use a digi
digistamps4joy-3,D.papers-3 layers
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
QKR Stampede-ATG
stampin for the weekend-Autumn/Fall colours
brown sugar-ATG
creative corner-sing a song(Blowing in the wind-Bob Dylan)
sister act-ATG
Robyns fetish-colour inspiration---------------WINNER
Thanks for stopping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
and hope you can join in our challenge
Carol xx

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Collab-Holidays

Sunday morning means a new challenge at ONE STITCH AT A TIME and this week it's a collab week.The designers have provided unseen images under the heading Holidays for
STITCHY BEAR OUTLET and that is the prize for the winner,the collection is also a freebie for when you spend a certain ammount in store,after the offer they are available to but from store-hope you can join us.I coloured my image with promarkers,papers from Lawn Fawn,cardstock from papermill Direct,and added my new gate die.
challenges-
card mania-ATG
crazy challenge-B-is for (boy/brown/borders)
Eureka stamps-Fall/leaves/feathers
papertake weekly-ATG
polka doodle chooseday-Autumn colours
stamp with Sarah kay- die-cut embellishments
paper pretties-Fall
crafty creations-Autumn colours
Simon says-CAS
inky impressions-dies and/or punches
crafting by design-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG/harvest
sister act-ATG
Ladybug crafts-Autumn colours
check out the DT cards and blogs for more unseen images and inspiration
Carol xx

Holiday thanks

Thank you for all your messages about hubby he actually fractured a couple of ribs and just starting to catch up with sleep after 3 sleepless nights.he is still in agony but will take time.The new challenge today at 613 AVENUE CREATE is "Holiday Thanks" so that means a holiday themed card/item for hostess or gift received.The sponssor is BUGABOO and I have used their image "Ruby-Thanksgiving" coloured with promarkers,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers-craft mag freebie,ribbon,liquid pearls/pearls from stash,I glamour dusted the dies as frost.I also made a milk carton to match and to hold a gift.
challenges-
red carpet studio-food
Addicted-to-stamps-dies and punches
pile it on-show us your tools(Grand Calibre/Tonic punch/cropodile-to make holes in carton)
crafty bloggers-Christmas
beccy's place-Christmas
Sir stampalot-Christmas
cardmakin mamas-thankful tidings
crafty calendar-Christmas
great impressions-holiday card
Paula holifield-sparkle and shine
stamp with Sarah Kay-die-cut embellishments
I love promarkers-all that glitters
Divas by design-use a digi
Fab'n'funky-traditional Christmas colours
inky impressions-dies and/or punches
word art wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T.-Christmas
crafty little fairies-Christmas
totally papercrafts-use glitter
Polka doodle-Christmas
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-Christmas
2sisters-Christmas sparkle
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you join us in the challenge
see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Stressed out!!!

UPDATE COUPLE OF FRACTURED RIBS!Morning everyone hope you are all faring better than me at the moment I don't know whether to laugh or cry!!!About midnight Monday night O/H fell backwards down the stairs,hurting his back and chest,wouldn't let me ring an ambulance because of the time?spent all night in agony and at 5o'clock said to ring one,I got up got the cats fed and out of the way,got dressed afte which he said dont bother I feel more comfortable now-anyway mid morning I ended up ringing one and the woman who came examined him and said in my opinion?it's just muscular and they will give you pain relief and send you home,so because he did't want to go infirst place said okay he wouldn't bother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!now he can hardly breathe or talk without pain but because of his age (64)and in bad health anyway I think they should have taken him without choice.Then this morning I got up and the hamster(which we are looking after for grandaughter Ellie)cage door was open and the hamster was laid dead in the middle of the room,there was no marks on it at all just a few wet parts,so we are not sure if the kitten killed it or played with it and gave it a heart attack as it was old-the bad news was given as died in her sleep and after a few tears for her beloved pet asked her Dad,can I have a rabbit now???Now holding my breath for the next emergency.
I made this card the other day,now panicking to blog it in time.It started off as a very CA card then I couldn't stop and here is the result.Pre-coloured Mos Digital image topper from Hobby House,just added glamour dust,linen and coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,a few die-cuts,dewdrops and liquid pearls from stash.
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
inky impressions-dies and/or punches
Pennys challenges-lots of layers
stamp with Sarah kay-die-cut embellishments
mos digital-fantasy
MAWTT-no papers
cute card Thursday-sparkles
card crafters circle-cute cards
brown sugar-things with wings
sister act-ATG
heck of a challenge- in the frame
challenges4everybody-ATG
Paula Holifield-sparkle and shine
ooh-la-la-food and/or drink
papertake weekly-ATG
Hobby House-pearls and item from Hobby house-(Topper)---TOP 3
Thank you for dropping by
Carol xxx

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Graphic 45

This is my second post today and just a quick card made with my Graphic 45 papers "Secret Garden",the fabric butterfly is from Hobbycraft and the ribbon is recycled.
challenges-
Tuesday throwdown-tag it
Twisted Tuesday-free for all
TTCRD-ATG
top tip Tuesday-seasons(summer)
papertake weekly-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafters cafe blog-birthday
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG
crafty ittle fairies-for the one you love
sister act-ATG
Bunny Zoe-ribbon
challenges4everybody-ATG
incy wincy-ribbon/twine or fibres
card mania-ATG
crazy challenge-B-is for butterfly/bow/blue
memas crafts-ATG
whimsy inspires-ATG
Thanks for stopping by
Carol x

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing is the name of Lindsays Image that I have used for the new challenge at LEJ DESIGNS-"Monochromatic".My Dad loved beach fishing and we had this song played at his funeral four years ago.The humanist gave me the CD afterwards but haven't been able to face listening to it.So why use the image ?????because I left the card until last minute as have been babysitting grandaughters on half-term and their Mum and Dad at work,I then realised I lost all Lindsays stored images when memory stick broke and printer inks not arrived yet,luckily I found this image at the bottom of my box of images.I used promarkers,craft mag freebie paper,and a couple of dies,all coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
creative craft challenges 2-all about words
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-cards for the guys
papertake weekly-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-for the boys
crafty little fairies-for the one you love(my Dad)
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-shaped card
catch the bug-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
kaboodle doodle-tribute to a loved one(Dad)
card mania-ATG
whoopsi daisy-monochromatic
craft your passion-more than one fold
memas crafts-ATG
Natalie and Amy-for the boys
whimsy inspires-ATG
hope you can find the time to join us and check out Lindsays freebies
Carol x

Monday, 4 November 2013

Decorative box

Morning everyone can you believe we are into November already?Actually the temperature here yesterday felt like December!!!We had our grandaughters Ellie and Holly-Ann on Saturday whilst their Mum and Dad were at work.Holly asked what was for lunch and I said pigs bum and cabbage quick as a flash she said uurrg I don't want cabbage!We also had a visit from our little grandson Jozef and his Mum.Four months old now and really laughing and chuckling and is very taken with Holly-Ann and Ellie.I have a little decorative box to show you today,I just made a simple box shaped and decorated with die-cuts.I got the inspiration from Taras craft studiocheck out her blog there is some fantastic projects.
challenges-
whimsy inspires-ATG
craft your passion-more than one fold-made the box
whoopsi daisy-monochromatic-----------------------TOP 3
incy wincy-ribbon/twine or fibres
twisted Tuesday-free for all
simon says-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG
Paper nest dolls-ATG
Jelly park-anything but a card
crafty hands-ATG
Bunny Zoe-ribbon
catch the bug-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
Panpastel-ATG----------------------------------------------TOP 3
crafting musketeers-pretty pastels
memas crafts-ATG
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you are well
Your comments are much appreciated-see you tomorrow.
Carol x