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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Fathers day card and happy post

My happy post came today --my prize from Simon says Stamp

My card for today is a Fathers Day -don't usually make them unless asked as my Dad is no longer with us.The image is "In the Harbour" by Delicious Doodles coloured with promarkers,and made the clouds with chalks,the papers are from Through the Lens CD-Mens,love the rusty metal look.

challenges-
QKR Stampede-one for the boys
paper-crafting journey-masculine cards
2 sisters-outdoor fun
CAS on Sunday-make it masculine
Fitztown challenge-ATG
cards for men-Dad
Digi darlas-Fathers Day
creative craft challenge-for the fellas
C.R.A.F.T.-Fathers day/male
Delightful challenges-Dad
Clearly I stamp-Fathers Day

thanks for stopping by
and maybe see you tomorrow
Carol XX


Tuesday, 28 May 2013

GD card for Through the craft room Door

This is my card for GDT spot on THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR the challenge as always is ATG everyones favourite, and the sponsor is OOZAKI am so late with this post as I didn't schedule it then Tasha (DIL)was rushed into hospital early hours of this morning-turns out it is a kidney infection,but grandma was looking after Ellie and Holly-Ann and they both woke up as ambulance came so we all had avery disturbed night and hectic morning so do accept my apologies.

I used a Saturated Canary image "Fancy" from Krista coloured with promarkers.I used an 8" square card blank,and used my new ribbon border die from Sissex but used it under the image as a border,silk ribbon and flower from Hobbycraft and cardstock from Papermill Direct.Papers are Floral Fantasy by Louise Tiler.
challenges-
stamp with sarah kay-ribbon/lace
crafty ribbons-ATG with a ribbon
Digi haven-butterflies
samistamp-lace/ribbon
Allsorts-happy birthday
Joanna Sheen-girls,girls,girls
challenges4everybody-ATG
gingerloft-happy birthday
Fitztown challenge-ATG
cutie pie-recipe-3pearls/2papers/1image
pause/dream/enjoy-use foam tape
scrappy frogs-free choice
crafty bloggers network-x's& o's-dies/flowers/ribbon
crafters cafe-mother/female
whimsy inspires-ATG
heck of a challenge-fashion
creative card crew-punches and/or dies
promarker challenge-ribbon/lace or twine

come and check out the DT cards and blogs for more inspirationand join this easy peasy favourite challenge

Thank you for stopping by and will catch up with everyone later
Carol xx

Two cards for sunny challenge

The new challenge at TWISTED TUESDAY is----
"Schools out for Summer" so we want to see children on your project and the twist is to use yellow to represent the sun-so a yellow card with images of children easy eh??? you would have thought so ....so why did I make a card with a mermaid on?????Sooooo made another one with Magnolia image on coloured with promarkers.Will post them both though so second card has
A Day for Daisies "Mermaid" image coloured with promarkers and glossy accents.Ribbon from Hobbycraft sale and gems from stash.

challenges-
crafts4eternity-get in shape
fashionist-magnolia
inky chicks-use a Magnolia stamp

challenges-
crafters cafe-mother/female
stamp with sarah kay-ribbon/lace
crafty creations-born to be wild
I love promarkers-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG with a ribbon
sister act-ATG
Samistamp-lace/ribbon-------------------------2nd place winner
2 sisters-outdoor fun
Joanna Sheen-girls,girls,girls
challenges4everybody-ATG
Fitztown challenge-ATG
pause/dream/enjoy-use foam tape
scrappy frogs-free choice
ooh-la-la-creations-inspired by nature
creative card crew-punches and/or dies
promarker challenge-ribbon/lace or twine


check out the rest of the DT cards and blogs and join us in this new challenge
Carol xx

Summer reading challenge

Good morning everyone and Tuesday morning means a new challenge at TUESDAY THROWDOWN -the challenge is "Summer Reading" and that means a card based on your favourite book.I have used "Cheshire Puss"an image from Rick St. Dennis,for my favourite book Alice in Wonderland.I coloured the image with promarkers,and the papers are Dewey Decimal collection supplied from this weeks sponsor LAWN FAWN who also sell Digis as well as paper packs.

challenges-
The house that stamps built-fur/fins/feathers
one stop craft-furry friends
Dream valley-animals
Fitztown challenges-ATG
cutie pie-3/2/1/(3corners/2dies/1image)
pause/dream/enjoy-use foam tape
scrappy frogs-free choice
ooh-la-la-inspired by nature

come and check out the rest of the DT cards and blogs for more inspiration
Carol xx

Monday, 27 May 2013

Boy and Frog

Hi back with a second post of the day -for the new challenge at ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONSwhich is "Paper Piecing" and as the sponsor is QKR STAMPEDE is I chose their "Little Boy" image coloured with promarkers used my corner dies and card candy and made a pinwheel (my first -well second first went in the bin!)

challenges-
creative craft -just checking
promarker challenge-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Divas by design-friendship
4 crafty chicks-critters
delightful challenges-celebrate friendship
QKR stampede -one for the boys
2 sisters-outdoor fun
dream valley -animals
challenges4 everybody-ATG
fitztown challenges-ATG
cutie pie-3/2/1(3card candy/2corners/1pinwheel)
pause,dream,enjoy-use foam tape
scrappy frogs-free choice
ooh-la-la-inspired by nature

Did you know frogs scream when threatened and they play dead but put their front legs over their eyes for protection this I know because when we had our pond the cats used to hassle them -general knowledge for today
Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow (if you want to lol)
Carol xx

Gatefold window card and new challenge

Morning everyone hope the sun is still shining for you,we had a glorious day yesterday,I love to see it but don't like to be out in it-as Ellie would say weird grandma!It's Monday morning again and that means a new challenge at TAMMY'S SCRAPIN CORNER--ATG -using Vintage and the sponsor is
"A Day For Daisies" and I made two cards using "Vintage Bee"(I love bees)and "Nap Time" a gorgeous image.Bee image is coloured with promarkers and glamour dusted wings,chalked the clouds,papers are Graphic 45 French Country,buttons from Hobbycraft,twine from stash.I resized the sunflower image and fussy cut for the corners.I saw the idea for the card style on Beccys blog BUT could not get the link to work will try later.

challenges-
crafty creations-born to be wild
creative Belli-flowers
Pennys challenges-circles
shellys images-show us what you got
crafty catz-fancy folds
totally papercrafts-buttons
crafts4eternity-get in shape
Dis digi designs-winged things
natalie and Amy-winged things
tsg clearstamps-circles
Fitztown challenge-ATG
pause.dream,enjoy-use foam tape
scrappy frogs-free choice
ooh-la-la-inspired by nature


I used frantage for the first time on this image--think I need more practise lol
challenges-
shopping our stash-what in your tool box(dies)
stamp with sarah kay-ribbon or lace
paper pretties-fab faves(images)
Fab'n'funky-ribbon or lace
crafty ribbons-ATG with a ribbon
stampin for the weekend-monochrome
polka doodle-to die for
samistamp-lace/ribbon
Thanks for stopping bye
carol XX


Sunday, 26 May 2013

Just Like Dad

Morning everyone hope you are enjoying the bank holiday and the sun is shining for you.We have a new challenge at
613 Avenue Create and that is soooooo populat "ANYTHING GOES" now who doesn't like that one.The sponsor is MELJENS DESIGNS and I have chosen their image "Just Like Dad" coloured sketchily with promarkers,papers are graphic 45 French Country and engraver by Prima,from w
hich the watch images have been taken too.
challenges-
through the craft room door-ATG
scrappy frogs-free choice
promarker challenge-ATG
crafts and me-lots of layers
I love promarkers-ATG
shellys images-show us what you got
cute card Thursday-tie it up
QKR stampede-one for the boys
come and check out the DT cards and blogs and join this easy peasy challenge you know you want to lol
Carol xxx

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

ADFD and Graphic 45

I made this card last week but not blogged it yet,so here goes now.The gorgeous image is by A Day for Daisies called "Nap Time" coloured with promarkers,button from Hobbycraft,all cardstock from Papermill Direct and all the paper is from graphic 45-"Little Darlings"

challenges-
shellys images-show us what you got
Aud sentiments-Baby/mother and child
in the pink-maybe baby
paper-crafting journey-photo insp
delightful challenges-bingo-(button/dimension/p.paper)
stampin for the weekend-buttons
ADFD-ATG
sister act-ATG
one stop craft-ATG
2 sisters-1-2-3(1 image/2papers/3embellishments)
Joanna Sheen-girls,girls,girls
one stitch at a time-use a digi
CAS on Sunday-pastel pretties
eclectic ellapu-ATG--------------------------------Top 5
creative corner-Baby let me hold you tonight(Tracy Chapman)
crazy challenge-baby card
scrappy frogs-free choice
crafty sentiments-buttons
through the craft room door-ATG
promarker challenge-ATG
wow not bad for an unplanned card
right off for a blog hop and thanks for dropping by
carol XX

Suze and her worms

Morning everyone and Tuesday means a new challenge at LEJ DESIGNS and that is so easy peasy you can't not join in "die-cuts and/or punches".I have used an LEJ image "Suze and her worms"reminds me of my grandaughter Ellie when she was younger,I have a photo of her holding up a worm.i coloured the image with promarkers and matted the image and cut the dies out of kraft card.The paper is Romantic Vintage by Marianne.

challenges-
simon says-flower power
stamp with sarah kay-use kraft
paper shelter-ATG
shellys images-show us what you got
4crafty chicks-birthday
delightful challenges-bingo(patt paper/punches/die cuts/flowers)
QKR stampede-chids card or gift tag
2 sisters-1/2/3(1image.2dies/3 flowers)
Joanna Sheen-girls,girls,girls
gingerloft-happy birthday
eclectic ellapu-ATG
pause/dream/enjoy-Happy birthday
scrappy frogs-free choice

Don't forget to check out the DT cards and blogs
thanks for dropping by
Carol xx

Monday, 20 May 2013

Bargain Thank you card

This image was a freebie from Mo's digital pencil(did you get yours?)coloured with promarkers,paper was a craft mag freebie,as was the sentiment,all cardstock from Papermill Direct (I had to buy that lol)and I made a centre step card.

challenges-
memas crafts-ATG
anything-shaped but not square
simon says-flower power
crafty creations-kiss(keep it simple)
I love promarkers-simply does it
Divas by design-shape it up
perfect sentiments-Spring/thank you------sponsor prize
pennys challenges-step/easel card
creative moments-circles
the house that stamps built-sketch
sisterhood of crafters-April showers/may flowers
mos digital-red/white/blue
delightful challenges- bingo(P.paper/die-cuts/flowers)
corrosive challenges-my sentiments exactly
eclectic ellapu-ATG
scrappy frogs-free choice
whoopi daisy-may flowers

Thanks for stopping by
Carol XX


Pink.Girly and Sparkly

You will love the new challenge at TAMMY'S SCRAPIN CORNER it's ----------
Pink and Girly with Sparkle easy eh?The sponsors are Eureka and Delicious DoodlesI have used a delicious Doodles image "Fairy Fae"coloured with promarkers,and glamour dusted-paper is Butterfly Garden by Wild Rose Studios ribbon is recycled from Ellies new PJ's at Christmas.

challenges-
through the craft room door-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
paper shelter-ATG
shellys images-show us what you got
paper-crafting journey-photo insp
Delightful challenges-Bingo(Dimension/ribbon/sparkle)---won the sponsor prize
one stop craft-ATG
Dis digis-bling
2 sisters-3/2/1-3butterflies/2borders/1ribbon
Joanna Sheen-girls,girls,girls
one stitch at a time-use a digi
no matter which-things with wings
Eclectic Ellapu-ATG
Natalie and Amy-things with wings
crafters cafe-Mothers/female
scrappy frogs-free choice
samistamp-lace or ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Baby Girl card

We do not have a bath due to O/H ailments just a shower and wet room.Sooo now and again the girls are showered stood in a large platic trug used to hold toys,and by the time they are washed have enough water to sit in for a while.Now this has to be emptied slowly so as not to flood the floor usually Matthew's job,but they got girl in bed and took dog for a walk and trip to shops.I heard Holly going across to bathroom but said she needed toilet so told her to hurry up and get back into bed---mistake not checking lol.When they came back Matthew went to check them and shouted Tasha Holly was dripping wet -----and her explanation ?????????????(now this container is behind shower doors BUT) apparently as she went to the toilet she """""FELL"""in yer right and her nightie was all dry in the corner,Helen keeps saying she would beat the Jeremy Kyle lie detector test no sweat.
My card today is a pink girly baby card,the image is Baby 2 by Heather Ellis at Digi Stamp Characters coloured with promarkers,
papers are K&C,pink hand brad,gems,hearts from stash,all card stock from Papermill Direct and ribbled a piece of pink for backing the pearlised die-cut frame.I cut out the image put onto the frame with 3-d foam pads.


challenges-
crazy challenge-Baby card
whoopsi daisy-pretty in pink
anything challenge-shaped but not square
through the craft room door-ATG
ladybug crafts ink-Oh Baby
challenges4everybody-ATG
Divas by design-shape it up
Fab'n'funky-fave embellishments(banner die)
The paper shelter-ATG
shellys images-show us what you got
In the pink-maybe baby(in pink)
paper-crafting journey-photo insp
QKR stampede-childrens cards or gift tags
crafty catz-3-2-1(3dies/2white hearts/1image)
creative corner-song(Baby Love-Supremes)
2 sisters-3-2-1(3dies/2white hearts/1image)
scrappy frogs-free choice
Thanks for stopping by and hope you like my baby card
carol x


Blog hop

This post will stay at the top until Sunday -Please scroll down for recent posts
TWISTED TUESDAYis holding a Blog Hop to celebrate and welcome all our new DT members.The theme for the new challenge is "A girls Best Friend" so we want to see Girly and the twist is Friend-so images of two people or one person and an animal.Come and Join in the hop and leave a comment on the DT blogs an join in the challenge.I made an upright Z-fold card using a LOTV die-cut topper,papers are Gorjuss girl papers also used to make the flowers,gems and ribbon from stash.Cardstock(love this teal colour from papermill Direct)

challenges-
whimsy inspires-ATG
crafting musteteers-ATG
divas by design-ATG
Pennys papers-die-cuts and/or punches
Shellys images-schools out
C.R.A.F.T-birthday
paper-crafting journey-ATG
delightful challenges-stash it
crafty-creations- something old(image had it for
yonks)something new(papers)
jellypark-girly
card makin mamas-punches(border/flowers/circle)
sister act-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
crafty bloggers-o's and x's-die-cut/flower/ribbon
scrappy frogs-free choice
crafting by designs-remembering our childhood
samistamp-ribbon or lace

Blog hop list-
1.Jeanette.
2. Tracie
3. Carol --you are here
4. Vickie
5.Lori
6. Lynne
7. Lizzie
8Louise
9.Andrea
10.Deanne
11. Hillary
12. Jamie
13. Majo
14. Melina

leave your comments on the DT blogs and welcome the new DT members with the chance to win prizes
happy hopping
carol x

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

white CAS

Just a quick post today as late entering a couple of challenges as been in bed all day with vertigo,but feeling slightly better now,enough to blog my card anyway lol.The image is Mos Digital pencil coloured with promarkers,the rest is white oddments and card candy from stash.

challenges-
mos digital-CAS
shellys images-schools out
MAWTT-CAS
crafty ribbons-no designer paper
totally papercrafts-CAS
Allsorts-anysport--------------(made top 5)
that craft place-makes for men
cards for men-fancy folds
creative card crew-white on white
Anything challenge-shaped but not square


Don't forget we are having a blog hop at Twisted Tuesday come and join us
thanks for dropping by and see you soon
carol xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Smell the Roses

The new challenge at TUESDAY THROWDOWN is Smell the Roses how easy is that?The sponsor is Pink Cat Studio and I have used their image "Lilyflower Fairy" coloured with promarkers,papers are Romantic Vintage by Marianne,floral butterfly and roses from Hobbycraft,cardstock from Papermill Direct and I made a centre step card.

challenges-
simon says-things with wings-----------winner
C.R.A.F.T-birthday
4crafty chicks-colour challenge
Brown sugar-Angels and Fairies
creative corner-things with wings
Pink Gem-things with wings
No matter which-things with wings
scrappy frogs-free choice

thanks for stopping by and check out the rest of the DT cards and blogs and leave them some nice comments
bye for now
carol x

Monday, 13 May 2013

ADFD "Braids in my hair"

Morning again my second card today is my DT card for TAMMY'S SCRAPIN CORNER-the challenge is Anything Goes with Ribbon and Lace.The sponsors are SKDIGIS and A DAY FOR DAISIES.This is my first 8" square card and I used a beautiful ADFD image "Braids in my Hair"coloured with promarkers,Floral Fantasy papers by Louise Tiler,all cardstock from Papermill Direct,lace, ribbon and floral butterfly from stash,the little white birdcage is actually a votive holder from Hobbycraft-a pack of strips with 5 cages in each strip-bargain.

challenges-
papertake weekly-ATG
Through the craft room door-ATG
promarker challenge-birthdays
clear it out -ATG (2 or more papers)
lil red wagon-all about mom
simon says-things with wings
Divas by design-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
belli challenge-Mothers day
Pennys papers-die-cuts and/or punches
Flutterby Wednedays-ATG with butterfly/fairy
C.R.A.F.T-birthday
Happy campers-use lace
sweet pea stampers-birds of a feather
paper-crafting journey-ATG
delightful challenges-stash it
samistamp-lace or ribbon
QKR stampede-Spring
Fussy and fancy-
jellypark-Girly
Digi haven-Mothers Day/floral
creative corner-things with wings
ADFD-use lace
Pink gem-things with wings
2sisters-mothers day
Gingerloft-lilac and lace
memas crafts-ATG/mothers day
natalie and Amy-things with wings
crafters cafe-Mother/female
whimsy inspires-ATG
scrappy frogs-free choice
crafting musketeers-ATG
What a list -thanks for stopping by and check out the DT cards and blogs and join this easy peasy challenge-well almost caught up and will be calling round and catching up with your blogs
Carol XX


Butterfly and Blue Bonnets

Morning everyone so great to be back on-line,was so bored even resorted to watching tv and housework!!!The challenge today at ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS is Lace and Flowers how easy is that for you?Our sponsora are CD Designs--Paints Daily and Eureka I made an upright Z-fold card and chose a beautiful image from Eureka,"Butterfly and Blue Bonnet"coloured with promarkers,papers graphic 45 "FrenchCountry",lace,gems,and card candy from stash,flowers were made with papers using Tonic punches and all cardstock from Papermill Direct.The quilling oval shapes were my first attempt at quilling might even be tempted to try some more lol.

challenges-
promarker challenge-birthdays
anything goes-shaped but not square
clear it out challenge-ATG(two or more papers)
crafts and me-use lace
creative moments-use brads
sisterhood of crafters-April showers bring may flowers
C.R.A.F.T.-Birthday
Happy campers-use lace
paper-crafting journey-ATG
delightfulchallenges-stash it
QKR stampede-Spring or colour combo
card makin mamas-punches
Digi haven-Mothers day/floral------------Top 3
dream valley-no squares
card mania-flower power
samistamp-lace or ribbon
scrappy frogs-free choice

check out the DT card and blogs then link up your card and join us in the challenge
thanks for stopping by
Carol X

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Join us at 613 Avenue create

Well I am finally back on-line after been without laptop for over a week after it got a bad virus!!!Finally got it back yesterday after-noon,just in time to do a quick CAS card for this week 613 Avenue Create.The challenge this week is "Shaped cards" anything but square or rectangle,dead easy eh?The sponsor is Rick St Dennis who has some fantastic images,I chose "Nap Time" I love this image,coloured with promarkers,papers are Graphic 45 French Country.

challenges-
whimsy inspires-ATG
crafting musketeers-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty sentiments-use a sentiment
anything goes-shaped but not square
through the craft room door-ATG
creative craft challenges 2-animals
clear it out-ATG with 2 or more papers
The house that stamps built-masculine cards
moving along with the times-CAS
totally papercrafts-CAS
sweet stampin-CAS
corrosive challenges-my sentiment exactly
Dream valley-no squares allowed
scrappy frogs-free choice

Thanks for stopping by and off to catch up with some blog hopping
come and check out the DT cards and blogs for some fantastic inspiration
Carol xx