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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Butterflies and Moths

Morning everyone-well it is still no warmer here had the heating on again last night,not helped by son and family texting from Bournemouth to say it was hot and sunny!!!My card today is for 613 Avenue Create -the challenge is ATG and the sponsors are Dr Digis,Limited Runs,and Fitztown and I chose their image Fae 35 coloured with promarkers,faux stitching round the image and added liquid pearls,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper "Crowded Attic" from Tim Holtz and added a silver metal butterfly charm.
cahellenges-
incy wincy-things with wings
craft your passion-bold and beautiful
TTCRD-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
just inspirational-ATG
inky impressions-ATG
crafty creations-things with wings
Simon says-ATG
A step in the dark-ATG
Art by Miran-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
left of center-use metal(butterfly)
paper creator-ATG
The sisters of craft-ATG
crafts and me-add wings
without words-femme fatale
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated-hope you can find the time to join us this week and maybe
check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Hippy Chick

Morning and hope you are having better weather than us,yesterday it rained practically all day and was sooo cold I even put the heating on and my family will tell you I am a stickler about not putting heating on until absolutely freezing lol.It's time for a nother challenge at Crafting at the Weekend.Our sponsor is The East Wind and I have used the gorgeous image Hipster Goddess,coloured with promarkers,B.paper is Daydream by Heidi Grace,3 different colours of twine,die-cuts,dewdrops and liquid pearls from stash.
challenges-
pile it on-kanaii/cute
corrosive challenges-colour me happy
OSAAT-ATG
Fairies challenge-Summer
Lacy sunshine-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
`cutie pie-girls,girls,girls
papernest dolls-ATG
whoopsi daisy-Summer
top tip Tuesday-2 or more ribbons/twine(3 colours of twine)
creative colors-colour challenge
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
just inspirational-ATG
inky impressions-ATG
Simon says-ATG
hobbybook designer-Summer
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
art by Miran-ATG
sweet stampin-summer fun
allsorts-summer girls
Bunny Zoes craft-layers
DL.ART-ATG
paper creators-ATG
without words-femme fatale

Hope you can join us and don't forget you have a month to join in
See you tomorrow
Carol xx

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Stella and Gus !!!

Morning everyone and thanks for dropping by.There is a new challenge at Crafty Girls always ATG and the sponsors are Sassy Studios and Bugaboo and I used their image Stella and Gus-Deck of Cards I love the image and fantastic sentiment,coloured with promarkers,and sepia glossy accents on glasses,the playing cards B.paper is off the wrinklies CD and I cut some cards out to use as embellishments,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
Dis digi designs-lots of layers
corrosive challenges-colour me happy
OSAAT-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
just inspirational-ATG---------------------WINNER
inky impressions-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
bunny Zoes-layers
the sisters of craft-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
scribbles designs-say it with a sentiment

Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs.
See you tomorrow
Carol xx

Monday, 23 June 2014

Let Them eat Cake!!!

My second card today is for the new challenge at Crafting From The Heart ATG so no excuse not to join in-right???Our sponsors are Stampart by Kathryn and The Stamping Boutique whose image I chose-"Marie Antoinette" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper,liquid pearls,dies from stash.
challenges-
Bunny Zoe-layers
sisters of craft-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
crafty sentiments-CAS or full on
clear it out-ATG
just inspirational-round the world-(Marie Antoinette-French)
handmade harbour-CAS?
I love promarkers-use a doily
Pennys challenges-favourite embellishments(die-cuts/liquid pearls)
word art Wednesday-ATG
Disdigi designs-lots of layers
cupcake inspirations-colour challenge
pile it on-kandii/cute
ooh-la-la-let them eat cake
scribble and scrap-ATG
Thanks for stopping by and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx

One layered card

My first post of the day is for the new challenge at Artistic Inspirations is ATG/One layer cards and the sponsor is "The Stamping Chef" and I used their image "Bittersweet" and I used a die-cut to make the shaped card.I coloured the image with promarkers,distress inks on the edges and the watch image is a Craft mag freebie.I had the intention of colouring in greys but a couple aren't working properly so added colour.I tell you now a one layer card is sooo difficult!!!My first attempt almost went in the bin but-- might try and save it lol.
challenges-
sisters of craft-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
handmade harbour-CAS
a step in the dark-ATG
crafters cafe blog-distress it
sweet pea stampers-shaped card--------------WINNER-
corrosive challenges-colour me happy
OSAAT-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
Take the challenge if you dare and come and join us mmmmwwwaahhh
Carol xxx


Sunday, 22 June 2014

National Pink Day

Morning everyone and hope your enjoying your weekend.Today is a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create and the challenge is "Use Pink" as it's National Pink Day on the 23rd.June so let's see all your pink.
We have a few sponsors too and that means prizes-Time For Tea -Hannah Lynn Art-Lee H Illustrations and Bugaboo whose image I chose-"Make it Snappy-Friends" coloured with promarkers,glossy accents on glasses and liquid pearls,B.papers are Tattered Lace magazine freebies,a selection of dies and ribbon from stash.
challenges-
stampin for the weekend-ATG
dream valley-monochrome
craft your passion-3 or more embellishments(die-cuts/ribbon/liquid pearls)
Eureka stamps-friends------------------------------------TOP 5
crafty sentiments-full on or CAS
digi choosday-in the pink
I love promarkers-use a doily
Simon says-friends
divas by design-3 or more layers
Pennys challenges-favourite embellishments(die-cuts/liquid pearls/ribbon)
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-fave die and why(banner die as it fits any occasion card)
creative romance-ATG
Disdigi designs-lots of layers
whimsy inspires-tic/tac/toe(ribbon/die-cut/pearls)
crafty bloggers-bingo(die-cut/image/P.paper)
cards galore-ATG
Bunny Zoes-layers
DL.ART-ATG
red carpet studio-Hairspray-use ribbon----------WINNER
delightful challenges-hello friend

Hope you can join us and check out the DT fantastic cards and blogs and all that pink
See you tomorrow
Carol xx

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Golden wedding Anniversary

My card today was commissioned by my SIL for her friends anniversary, a friend from school days.I used my brand new Tattered lace embossing folders,and die-cut words-gold embossed,figures and large swirl-behind the flowers is the free die with the Tattered lace magazine,the roses are from Hobbycraft and ribbon from stash.I also made a box and personalised the insert.
challenges-
Bunny Zoes-layers
The crafting cafe-love and marriage
sisters of craft-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
shopping our stash-oldest punch or die(precious hearts)
dream valley-monochrome
craft your passion-3 or more embellishments/ribbon/die-cuts/flowers
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-celebration
Pennys challenges-fave embellishment/die-cuts/something for every occasion
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-2 word sentiment
creative romance-ATG

thanks for stopping by your support and comments are much appreciated
see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Baby card in a box

Morning everyone,my card today is a card in a box,which has been on my desk waiting to be decorated for about four days waiting for mojo to get back!The good think about this type of card it folds flat to be put into an evelope and for posting.Papers are all from stash,selection of dies,bottons,liquid pearls,twine and bow from stash.Image is a pre-coloured topper from Hobby House.Thank you all so much for the comments on my mini easel much appreciated
challenges-
paper-crafting journey-ATG
QKR Stampede-ATG
crafty catz-use 2 different dies
fussy'n'fancy-things with wings/butterflies-------TOP 5
creative corner-just for the boys----------TOP 3
OSAAT-buttons
Dream valley-monochrome
card mania-babies------------------------------------TOP 3
crazy challenge-for the little ones
ooh-la-la-male
craft your passion-3 or more embellishments(die-cuts/buttons/liquid pearls)
top tip Tuesday-shaped cards ?
TTCRD-ATG
crafty ribbons-go spotty with ribbon
DL.ART-ATG
clear it out-ATG
oldie but a goodie-masculine
Tuesday throwdown-celebrations(new baby)
die-cutting divas-things with wings/butterflies
divas by design-3 or more layers
hobbybook designer-male----------------------TOP 3
fab'n'funky-shaped cards
crafting for all seasons-don't be square
word art Wednesday-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
inky impressions-for the boys
time4scrap-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol xx

Monday, 16 June 2014

Recycle and old stash

Hi everyone and hope you are all well-can you believe we are halway through June already, these months are flying past!I have had some dull silver card for at least 5yrs and because it's dull and not mirri board have been at a loss how to use it,but recently bought Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder "Gears" and it worked perfectly with the silver card.Then I swiped it with black acrylic to make it look like metal.In my stash I had a small canvas two and a half inches x three and a half inches(ATC size),bought because it came with a small easel (to take pics of my cards and which I have never used!)So I covered the canvas in the card and found a small plastic/metal Beatles embellishment which came off my sons broken key ring,so decided to glue that on too.Have now given it back to him recycled.
challenges-
papertake weekly-for the boys
crafty sentiments-Male
TTCRD-ATG
ladybug crafts ink-for him
oldie but a goodie-masculine(everything used)
Tuesday throwdown-for the boys
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-don't be square
DL.ART-masculine
MAWTT-CAS
creative corner-for boys
pile it on-wrong but right(key ring embellishment)------TOP 3
craft hoarders-spray/paint/emboss/ink it(embossed/painted)
whoopsi daisy-circles
ooh-la-la-male
country view crafts-only men allowed
hobbybook designer-male/Dad
paper-crafting journey-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
memas crafts-only men allowed
If I have linked to any challenges which are not fitting please feel free to delete
Carol xx


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Tulips from Amsterdam

Morning and hope you are all well.We have a new challenge for you at Crafty Girls and it's always ATG a BIG favourite lol.Sponsors are Eureka Stampsand Treasured Times-and I used their beautiful image "Typography Tulip" tulips are my hubbys favourite flower.Image is coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Tattered Lace flourish die/B.paper(which came free with the magazine),ribbon from hobbycraft,butterfly die was a craft mag freebie and cosmic shimmer liquid pearls.
challenges-
DL.ART-ATG
crafty catz-inspired by a song/Tulips from Amsterdam
stampin for the weekend-ATG
a creative romance-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
pile it on-use patterned paper
craft hoarders anon-fold it
card mania-flowers
whoopsi Daisy-ATG
top tip Tuesday-shaped cards
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
stamp with Sarah Kay-Summer
paper shelter-Summer time
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-monochromatic
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-don't be square
just inspirational-Summer
crafty bloggers-bingo/line A/die-cuts/image/P.paper
ladybug crafts-use dies
cards galore-ATG
bunny Zoe-layers
whimsy inspires-tic/tac/toe(ribbon/die-cut/pearls)
crafts and me-add wings
paper-crafting journey-ATG
time4scrap-ATG
Thanks for any comments you wish to leave -they are much appreciated
Carol xx

Monday, 9 June 2014

Butterflies Galore

Hi again as this is my second post today and this is my DT card for Crafting From The Heartand the challenge is always ATG so no excuse not to join us :) Our sponsors this week are Sassy Studio and Lacy Sunshine whose image I chose-"Willows Butterfly Friend" coloured with promarkers and glamour dust on wings and butterfly border,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Butterfly border and fence die,both backing papers,card candy and die-cut flower are from the "Botanicals" from Craftworks Cards.
challenges-
Just inspirational-Summer
crafty bloggers-Bingo line A/die-cuts/image/P.paper
cards galore encore-ATG
crafts and me-add wings
V's sweet ideas-Summer fun
papertake weekly-ATG/Summer
TTCRD-ATG
craft-room challenge-things with wings
creative colors-use layers and colour challenge
fan-tastic Tuesday-Summer
stamp with sarah kay-Summer
paper pretties-hip to be square ----------------WINNER
I love promarkers-digi does it
a song in your he(art)-gift of wings
creative craft cottage-digi/use a die-cut
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty catz-inspired by a song(Love is like a Butterfly)
catch the bug-ATG
pile it on-use patterned paper
OSAAT-use a digi
lacy sunshine-non-taditional hair
scribble and scrap-ATG
Bunny Zoe-layers
Thanks for dropping by and surely no excuse not to join us this week in ATG
Your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

All About Dad

Morning everyone-these Mondays sure come round fast-hope you all had a great weekend.I have two DT cards to post today and this is the first one.Today sees the start of a new challenge at Artistic Inspirations which is ATG/All About Dad.I don't usually like making Dad cards as I no longer have my Dad.our sponsor is QKR Stampede and i chose the brilliant image "All Tied Up" with the ties strip used as a border,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper from stash and sentiment was a craft mag freebie.
challenges-
country view-only men allowed
memas crafts-only men allowed
stamping sensations-animal antics
DL.ART-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
I love promarkers-digi does it
Simon says-Fathers day/masculine
fab'n'funky-Fathers day/the man in your life
Pennys challenges-bears or mice
creative moments-ATG
crafting for all seasons-boys will be boys
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting by dsigns-ATG
aud sentiments-sentiment for a guy
MAWTT-Fathers Day
C.R.A.F.T-Fathers Day/male
QKR Stampede-Fathers day------------------------WINNER
polka doodle-men on our mind
crafts4eternity-for the boys
pile it on-use patterned paper
OSAAT-use a digi
eclectic ellapu-cards for a man
Fairies challenge-boys----------------WINNER and TOP3
scribble and scrap-ATG------------TOP 3
craft hoarders anon-fold it
cutie pie-cute for dad
ooh-la-la-Fathers day
craft your passion-Fathers day
Hope you find time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs and maybe leave them a comment
See you later
Carol xx

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Best Friends Day

Morning and hope you are all well and missed the thunder storms.Welcome to my new follower LISA click on her name to check out her brilliant blog.The new challenge at 613 Avenue create is "Best Friends Day" and our sponsors are A Random Fan,
Vectoria Designs and Eureka Stamps-whose image I have used the aptly named "Best Friends"coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill direct,banner ribbon from Hobbycraft,B.papers/dies/liquid pearls from stash.
challenges-
Paula Holified-childs play
papertake weekly-ATG/Summer/Summery
TTCRD-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-Summer
stamp with Sarah Kay-Summer
paper pretties-hip to be square
creative craft cottage-digi/use a die-cut
crafting by designs-ATG
crafty catz-inspired by a song(True Friend-Miley Cyrus)
just inspirational-Summer
DL.ART-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
OSAAT-use a digi

Thanks for dropping bay and love to read the comments you leave and hope you can find time to join us this week
see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Back to girly

Morning everyone hope you are all well,just a quick post then going into town for lunch with my daughter Helen.I have made my fave upright Z-fold card,craft mag freebie B.paper,dewdrops from stash,ribbon was part of a challenge win and I also won the beautiful image(1 of 4) from Digi stamps 4 joy "Celebrate Celia" coloured with promarkers.
challenges-
QKR Stampede-celebration/baby/Spring
left of center-girly
a creative romance-girly
crafts4eternity-tic/tac/toe-ribbon/birthday/die-cut
Robyns Fetish-ATG
eclectic ellapu-Spring
lacy sunshine-dies and/or punches
creative craft cottage-digi/use a die-cut
craft hoarders anon-fold it
paper makeup stamps-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG/option-Summer/Summery
crafty sentiments-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-Summer
stamp with Sarah Kay-Summer
handmade harbour-pretty
I love promarkers-digi does it
creative moments-ATG
sisterhood of crafters-tag you're it
digistamps4joy-girly/feminine
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
whimsy inspires-Tic/tac/toe-(summer/pink,green/ribbon)
delightful sketches-all tied up
cute card Thursday-perfectly pink
paper-crafting journey-perfect in pink
thanks for calling and your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Vintage Spitfire

Hope you are all well,and have just made an 8" card to share with you using "Vintage Spitfire" an image I won from Delicious Doodles.I coloured the image with promarkers and chalked clouds,added glossy accents on the cockpit,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper from Tim Holtz-Crowded Attic,spotted paper from stash and added a rub-on sentiment on a metal brad.Was happy with colouring but not happy with sky!
challenges-
DL.ART-ATG
country view-only men allowed
digi choosday-all about men
craft-room challenge-things with wings
top tip Tuesday-monochrome
Eureka stamps-Fathers day---------------------TOP 5
incy wincy-for the men
Fairies challenge-Boys
pan pastel-one for the boys
Robyns Fetish-ATG
OSAAT-boyish
allsorts-for the guys
Disdigi designs-masculine
Marks finest papers-Vintage
sweet stampin-Fathers day/special man/boy
polka doodle-men on our minds
crafty catz-ATG
sweetpea stampers-things with wings
delightful challenges-it's a guy thing
paper pretties-Fathers day/masculine
crafty creations-all about S/spots/spitfire/sky/sentiment
Simon says-ATG
A song in your He(art)-gift of wings
inky impressions-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-boys will be boys
fussy and fancy-outdoors
Thanks for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Monday, 2 June 2014

Sparkly Birthday Cake

Well,me Ellie and Holly-Ann finally made it into town on Saturday-we had a little shop the to Robbie/Johnsons for a coffee(or in the girls case they asked for a pot of tea) and toasted sandwich.Holly-Ann looking a lot better after her recent bad bout of scarlet fever,in her Rosie the riveter pose(world war 2 American poster)
My card today is a sparkly birthday card made really for the Sweet or Sparkly challenge at Handmade Harbour but there are a few more birthday challenges about.The image is coloured with promarkers and glamour dusted,papers are craft mag freebie(must start using my stash of papers)flourish die was also a craft mag freebie,ribbon part of a win :)
challenges-
crafting musketeers-stamped image
without words-female birthday
scribbles designs-let them eat cake----------TOP 3
DL.ART-ATG
crafty bloggers-row A-die-cut/image/P.paper
imagination crafts-all that glitters
lexis creations-Birthday
craft4eternity-tic/tac/toe-ribbon/birthday/die-cuts
brown sugar-Birthday
left of center-girly
crafty catz-ATG
QKR Stampede-Baby/Spring/celebration
paper-crafting journey-pretty in pink
word art Wednesday-ATG
inky impressions-ATG
Digistamps4joy-girly/feminine
Simon says-ATG
crafty creations-all about S(stars/swirls/stripes/sentiment/sparkle)
handmade harbour-sweet or sparkly
crafty sentiments-photo inspiration
Thanks for calling and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
and thank you for all the lovely comments on my canvas
Carol xx