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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Anti male mojo!!

I think my mojo is anti male at the moment,after going to make a bright colourful boys milk carton and ending up with a vintage sewing one,today after checking a few challenges decided to make a boys/men card-picked the image and after sifting through oddments of paper ended up with another female one and a completely different image !!!is my mojo/instincts trying to tell me something lol ???The image is "Theodore-Birthday Sign" from Bugaboo,coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents on balloons,papers are oddments from stash,flat back pearls f
rom stash too.
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting-with-dragonflies-card only-ATG
Pennys challenges-spots and dots
lil red wagon-childs play
cute card Thursday-so sweet
polka doodle-ATG
sister act-ATG
totally gorjuss-furtastic
disdigidesigns-spots and dots
craft your passion-spots and stripes
eureka stamps-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
without words-spots and/or stripes
TTCRD-ATG
promarker challenge-ATG
V's sweet ideas-red/white/pink
Thanks for dropping in today and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol xx

Friday, 24 January 2014

Sewing Milk Carton

Morning everyone and hope you are all well.I decided to make a bright coloured milk carton for a child with perhaps rosettes or windmills for decoration----and this is what I ended up with ?????cardstock from papermill direct,papers from Do-crafts sentiment and image stamps were a craft mag freebie set,safety pins,buttons(should have taken pic showing the other side as there were three buttons on that side lol) and ribbon from stash,tape measure washi tape had ages and no idea were from,all distressed with TH.
challenges-
corrosive challenges-job/career
pan pastel-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
love to create -buttons
papertake weekly-bows and dies
TTCRD-ATG
oldie but a goodie-recycle(safety pins/buttons/cotton)
Twisted tuesday--use washi tape twist something that begins with T.A.P.E(pins)----------------------------------------------------------------------WINNER
sparkling black rose,craft my life-Any crafts
paper pretties-ATG
inky impressions-ribbon
delicious doodles-use a ribbon
word art WEdnesday-ATG
aud sentiments-any sentiment
paper-crafting journey-vintage/distressed.shabby chic
fussy and fancy-vintage
jellypark-buttons and/or bows
crafts4eternity-tic/tac/toe--not a card/buttons/stamping
DL.ART-ATG
memas crafts-tic tac toe-free/dies/buttons/distressing

went for something to eat then blogger went haywire and have only just been able to sign into my blog again!!!
Carol xx

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Monster love

Morning everyone and hope you are all well.I will be babysitting my little grandson Jozef this morning.
The new challenge at CRAFTY GIRLS is ATG and our sponsors are Disdigidesigns and Dilly Beans whose image "Monster Love" I chose,colured with promarkers and glossy accents,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,wooden heart from Love crafts and ribbon remnant from pjs packing.
challenges-
sister act-ATG
my time to craft-all about the love
pile it on-wood-(heart)
CAS on Sunday-lovely dovey
scribble and scrap-ATG
promarker challenge-ribbon
TTCRD-ATG
oldie but a goodie-recycle(ribbon)
paper pretties-ATG
lil red wagon-CAS
crafting musketeers-grunge
paper-crafting journey-distressed/vintage/shabby chic
DL.ART-ATG
delightful challenges-you have my heart
crafts and me-use a heart
Come and check out the DT cards and blogs and hope you find the time to join us
Carol xx

Monday, 20 January 2014

Fancy folds

Morning everyone and time for a new challenge at CRAFTING FROM THE HEART and the challenge is ATG/Fancy Folds..From 3rd March our challenge will be weeklyOur sponsors are The Doodle Garden and The Papernest Dolls whose image "Fairy with Ladybug" coloured with promarkers,papers,pearls,ribbon and papers with added glamour dust from stash.There are some great fancy fold cards so come and check out the DT cards and blogs.
challenges-
Lexis creations-fancy folds
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-layer/P.paper
paper pretties-monochromatic
I love promarkers-hot colours
divas by design-use ribbons
inky impressions-pink and girly
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-girly
in the pink-ATG with pink
crafty catz-Fairy
polka doodle-ATG/Girly
crafts4eternity-fancy folds
sister act-ATG

Puddlenut my six month old female kitten went in the vets this morning to be spayed-just had a call from the vets--did I know Puddles was a boy???and she/he has been to the vets three times for injections and check ups-app her boy bits weren't developed lol
hope you can join us this week
carol xx

Castle in the Air

This is my first post for today as I have two to do.This image "Air castle" is from our sponsor Rick St Dennis for this weeks challenge "Use Ribbon" now we all have ribbon-right? so easy peasy.Image is coloured with promarkers used my gates die added a Happy Birthday and a ribbon bow,loose papers from stash.
oops you might wish to know who the challenge is for right??? lol ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS come and join us all welcome
challenges-
crafty sentiments-ATG
promarker challenge-just a fairytale?
inky chicks-ATG
divas by design-use ribbons
Pennys challenges-embellishments
creative moments-ATG
fairytale-challenge-bows
brown sugar-ATG
sister act-ATG
cards galore encore-ATG
Hobby house-ribbon
DL.ART-ATG
little blue button-ATG--------------------------WINNER

Hope you can join us
Carol xx

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Use a Digi

This is my second post today for the new challenge at ONE STITCH AT A TIME and we couldn't have given you an easier one "Use a Digi" the challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Outlet and I was given the image "Bouquet 1" by Hope Jacare.Coloured with promarkers and I 3-D the bow,papers are Butterfly Garden from Wild Rose Studio,the flourish was a freebie from the generous Lucy,I needed this card pretty flat as it's hopefully reached it's destination in Australia-my SIL birthday.The winner gets all the digi images used in challenge 194 but you must use a Stitchy Bear outlet image and there are absolute loads,but there is a draw for a non Stitchy image.Hope you can join us.
challenges-
incy wincy-add texture(laser flourish ?)
card mania-ATG
crafty boots-ATG
crafting by designs-flowers
addicted-to-stamps-flowers
word art Wednesday--ATG
MAWTT-girly
sweet pea stampers-flower power
polka doodle-ATG
sister act-ATG
Thanks for calling and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

A blue dinosaur???

Morning everyone and this month is certainly shooting along not even two weeks left!!!We have a new challenge starting at 613 AVENUE CREATE and it's Winter Blues-use shades of blue-our sponsors are Nicecrane Designs,Fitztown and
Eureka Stamps whose image "Birthday Dinosaur" I used and coloured him in blue using promarkers and glossy accents,papers and son word were craft mag freebies from last year,ribbed flower from hobbycraft sale 10 for 50p-bargain I got green ones too .
challenges-
Paula holifield-celebrate
dream valley-boys/men
pink gem-for the boys
incy wincy-add texture(glossy accents/ribbed flower/3D Son))
card mania-ATG
crazy challenge-cards for men
craft your passion-cool colours
crafty boots-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
clear it out-layers/P.papers
paper pretties-monochromatic
the paper shelter-winter blues
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-any sentiment
polka doodle choosday-for the boys
QKR Stampede-blue and white
sister act-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
little blue button-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Hope you find the time to join us
Carol xxx

Friday, 17 January 2014

Black and white

Well it was a lovely sunny spring like day yesterday may it continue.I have made an easel card today using ADFD image
"Sketch pad Zebra" using promarkers oddments of papers from stash.
challenges-
brown sugar-ATG
jelly park-buttons
stampin for the weekend-Happy birthday---WINNER
fussy'n'fancy-monochromatic
polka doodle choosday-for the boys
totally gorjuss-manly
my time to craft-easel card
delicious doodles-easel cards
dream valley-boys/men
addicted-to-stamps-shaped cards
card mania-ATG
crazy challenge-cards for men
whoopsi daisy-fave colour combp(black/white)
crafty boots-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-layer it up/P.paper
inky chicks-ATG
paper pretties-monochromatic
word art Wednesday-ATG
Pennys challenges-embellishments
challenges4everybody-ATG
cards galore encore-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
little blue button-ATG
Dis digi designs-spots and dots
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Daydreaming

Hi everyone from a cold and wet Hull,at least there is no sign of the white stuff.My card today is a last minute entry to Mos Digital pencil using a pre-coloured topper from Hobby House,papers are Graphic 45 Secret Garden,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,punched flowers,ribbon and pearls from stash.
challenges-
Mos Digital-flowers
DRS designs-girls and boys
delicious doodles-flowers
fussy'n'fancy-monochromatic
polka doodle-ATG/girly
crafty hands-ATG
card makin mamas-ATG
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-girly but no pink
allsorts-use ribbon but no bows
quirky crafts-eyes wide open
pan pastel-ATG----------------------------------------TOP 3
lacy sunshine-ATG--------------------TOP 3
scribble and scrap-ATG
digi sketch-Sketch-theme/flowers
clear it out-layer it up/p.paper
paper pretties-monochromatic
handmade harbour-health and happiness
lil red wagon-inspired by orchid
crafting by designs-flowers
word art Wednesday-ATG
Natalie and Amy-one for the girlies
Hobby house-ribbon
DL.ART-ATG
memas crafts-bingo/ribbon/stitching/free/image

Thanks for dropping by and off to check out your blogs
Carol XX

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Frosty morning and snowy card

A very chilly after-noon everyone,we woke up to a very heavy frost this morning everything white over -our first one this winter.I know we have only just got over Christmas(and ASDA are selling Easter eggs!!!)but a few challenges are Winter wonderland and I thought if I make one now and again I won't be panicking like every other year-yer right!!!I used
"Melting Snowman" by QKR Stampede coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and chalked some clouds,freebie mag papers cardstock from Papermill Direct and added a couple of sparkly die-cuts.
challenges-
challenges4everybody-ATG
The crafting cafe-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
Little blue button-ATG------------------------------TOP3
kaboodle doodle-let it snow
lexis creations-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
creative craft challenges 2-ATG
inky chicks-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-snowman fun---------------------TOP 3
simon says-ice inspiration
cute card thursday-cold and frosty
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas--------------------------TOP 3
paper-crafting journey-Christmas
delightful challenges-patterned paper
totally papercrafts-winter wonderland
QKR Stampede-snowflake and sparkle
digi haven-baby it's cold outside
sister act-ATG
pile it on-holidays/celebration
red carpet studio-snow buddies

Thanks for dropping by and keep warm
Carol xx

We are having a Blog Hop

Please scroll down for later posts --
Are you getting back to normal now -Christmas is over-creme eggs and hot cross buns are on sale!!!We are having a blog hop over at Artistic Inspirations and our sponsors are Robyns Fetish/Sassy Studio Designs/The Stamping Boutique and Aurora Wings whose fantastic image I have used coloured with promarkers,papers are "Daydream"-Heidi Grace,die-cut frame,tulle bow and dewdrops from stash and I used an 8" square card blank.

For a chance of winning all you have to do is:
1. Visit the team and leave them all a comment. Don’t forget to pick up the hidden letters along the way, each hidden letter will be a different color or simply added to the end of the post.
2. Follow the Challenge Blog
3. Comment on the challenge blog telling us where you get your Artistic Inspiration.
4. Unscramble our hidden word/ phrase, Email Abbie with your hidden word.

Here is our complete blog hop list

Abbie
Carmen
Sari
Kay
Tania
Carol-you are here my letter is I
Zoe
Suz
Pam
Kitt
Fiona
Kate
Theresa
Louise

We will choose 3 winners from the correct word entries for the Hop Prizes.
Be on the look out I know some of the Team have added a little CANDY of their own along the way.

Remember we still have our usual challenge going on...
Anything Goes
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty boots-ATG
whoopsi daisy-make it girly
Incy wincy-3 fave embellishments/dies/dewdrops/tulle
creative card crew-ATG
Natalie and Amy-one for the girlies
DL.ART-ATG
I love promarkers-frame it
crafting by designs-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-ATG
I also have a surprise candy so come and join us for the hop-will announce winner at end of blog hop
Carol x

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Bugaboo-Gus

Thursday means a new challenge at Crafty Girls and the challenge is dadadada---ATG--so easy peasy then.our sponsor is Bugaboo and I chose their image"Old Gus-Birthday" coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,all the papers are craft mag freebies, twine and card candy from stash.Another short post due to feeling shattered from lack of sleep-can get to sleep but cannot stay asleep!
challenges-
crafty calendar-let's celebrate
Disdigi designs-celebrate
DL.ART-ATG
inky chicks-ATG
without words-spots and/or stripes
the sweet pea stampers-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
crafty hands-ATG
sister act-ATG
card makin mamas-ATG
allsorts-free and easy
pan pastel-ATG
robyns fetish-use a digi
Quirky crafts-eyes open
scribble and scrap-ATG
crazy challenge-cards for men
lexis creations-ATG
crafty boots-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
top tip Tuesday-CAS
passion for promarkers-CAS
crafting by designs-Birthday------------RUNNER UP
word art Wednesday-ATG

okay thanks for dropping by today
Carol xx



Wednesday, 8 January 2014

LOTV Wedding Image

Welcome to my new followers first of all and just a short post today.For my card I have used a pre-coloured topper from LOTV which I have had ages,papers are Graphic45 "The Secret Garden",the heart I have had yonks too no idea where from? Ribbon and liquid pearls from stash.

challenges-
challenges4everybody-ATG
cards galore-ATG
crafty calendar-Let's celebrate
Hobby House-use ribbon
DL.ART-ATG
ideas to Inspire-ATG
memas crafts-bingo-image/dies/free/pearls/
as you like it-fave single colour and why(lilac-it looks very feminine and fresh
C.R.A.F.T-ATG
crafty little fairies-starting over
the sweet pea stampers-ATG
totally gorjuss-Ribbon
allsorts-free and easy
corrosive challenge-new beginnings-------WINNER
creative romance-new beginnings
Lacy sunshine-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
Paula Holifield-celebrate
incy wincy-3 fave embellishments-dies/liquid pearls/ribbon
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
oldie but a goodie-new beginnings(topper/heart)----TOP 3
divas by design-celebrate
Disdigi designs-celebrate
fab'n'funky-celebrate
word art Wednesday-ATG

Thanks for dropping by and see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

"Music Boy"-chilling

We have a new challenge at LEJ DESIGNS and the new challenge is everyones favourite---ATG and we are now a monthly challenge so you have plenty of time to join in.I have used one of Lindsays new images-"Music Boy" coloured with promarkers and chalks under the image but not showing really well.Music paper was a scrap left and main B.paper is Funky Vintage from Dovecrafts actually its the cover showing samples of all the papers in the set-waste not want not lol earphones are cut fromm freebie papers,music note brad from stash.

challenges-
papertake weekly-ATG
I love promarkers-frame it
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-ATG------------------WINNER
The sweet pea stampers-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
crazy challenge-cards for men
crafty boots-ATG
Thanks for dropping by today and------
don't forget you have a month so hope you can join us and look out for Lindsays freebies
Carol xx

Monday, 6 January 2014

Buttons and pearls

This is my second post of the day and my DT card for Crafting From The Heart(We are also having a DT call)and our new challenge is Buttons and Pearls.Our sponsors are Angie's Digi Stamps/Lacy Sunshine and A Day For Daisies whose image "You May Kiss the Bride" I have used-coloured with promarkers,papers and sentiment "Harmony" from 7Gypsies.Tulle bow,buttons,pearls,buckle and heart from stash.
challenges-
crafty boots-ATG
incy wincy-3 fave embellishments/buttons/pearls/tulle
creative card crew-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
promarker challengee-use a sentiment
Shellys images-out with the old/in with the new
crafty calendar-let's celebrate
DL.ART-ATG
Simon says-something new
crafting be designs-ATG
word art WEdnesday-ATG
crafty little fairies-starting over
totally papercrafts-new beginnings
jelly park-new beginnings
polka doodle-ATG
crafty hands-ATG
sister act-ATG
A creative romance-something new(new life)
ADFD-ATG
Disdigi designs-celebrations
c--is for- cheers
Paula Holifield-celebrate
corrosive challenges-new beginnings
Thanks for dropping by today and hope you can join us this week
Carol x

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Always Do Your own Thing

Morning everyone and starting to get back to normal,and the new challenge at 613 Avenue Create is "Colours/sights/sounds of Winter"and our sponsors are All Dressed Up and Squigglefly.Now as soon as I saw this fantastic image at Squigglefly I had to have it-it was Holly-Ann to a T,and everyone I showed it to and said who is this the unanimous answer Holly-Ann lol.Then I realised what the challenge was and thought ohoh so as a nod to the challenge I decided to use chilly blues and add some sparkle -sorry Kath and Chana (must check theme first lol)I will make Holly another one for her birthday as her favourite colour is pink.I coloured the image with promarkers and added glamour dust,papers are "Daydream" from Heidi Grace,ribbon from stash(the very last piece)sentiment was included with image.
challenges-
kaboodle doodle-ATG
crafty sentiments-Birthday
TTCRD-ATG
creative card crew-ATG
promarker challenge-include a sentiment
stampwith sarah kay-blue and white
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
little blue button-Birthday wishes
C.R.A.F.T-ATG
the sweet pea stampers-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
brown sugar-ribbon or twine
Friday sketch-rotated
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-sports/fitness
totally gorjuss-ribbon
allsorts-free and easy
my time to craft-music/movie inspired(flashdance)
Natalie and Amy-one for the girlies
DL.ART-ATG
check out the DT cards and blogs for some fantastic inspiration and hope you can join us
Carol xx




Friday, 3 January 2014

New Beginnings

First of all I would like to welcome my new followers and hope you all had a good Christmas.Matthew had a phone call Cristmas Eve from Barclays bank to say Ellie,our grandaughter 6yrs had won a colouring competetion there,she is really good for her age and a one I can rely on for a truthful comment on my cards.The last but one card I blogged she looked at it and said mmm I like the colour(her fave)but you went over the lines a bit on the shoes!!!She also spent Christmas Day and boxing day ill with stomach virus going around O/H also had it both days too.He also had another fall Saturday night in the bathroom and rehurt his already fractured ribs and his good knee(ostoearthritis in the other one)so is still housebound!So am hopeful for new beginnings.Matthew has his own tattoo studio Karma Inks(he has a page on FB)he has only been opened two years in February but has already had work shown in magazines and websites in America,and has been offered a guest spot for the day-tattooing in a studio in Manchester,so doing really well,really proud of what he has achieved to get himself off the dole-think the girls take after him with their drawings and colouring.Right onto my card which has taken me two days to do I have six DT cards to do and mojo is still on a break-thought I was actually going to get ahead but no.The image is from Samistamp "Bundle of Dreams"coloured with promarkers,papers are New Arrivals rom Forever yours,ribbon,lace,pearls,dewdrops and twine from stash and added a couple of dies.
challenges-
totally gorjuss-new(baby)
challenges4everybody-ATG
craft your passion-something new(baby)
promarker challenge-include a sentiment
lil red wagon-new beginnings
Simon says-something new(baby)
crafty little fairies-starting over
Paula Holifield-celebrate
totally papercrafts-new beginnings
jelly park-new beginnings
brown sugar-ribbon/twine
a creative romance-something new(baby)
chocolate coffee cards-new beginnings
DL art-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative card crew-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
creative craft challenges2-ATG
Thank you for dropping by today and I would like to everyone for the comments left on my blog all year your time is much appreciated
Carol xx