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Monday, 31 August 2015

Back to School !!!

Morning everyne and can you believe it's the last day of August and our last Summer month gone -I say Summer tongue in cheek lol.We have a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart which is ATG although our grandaughters have another week to go,our sponsors are Sparkle'n'Sprinkle and The Stamping Boutique-whose image I chose-"Back to School Chemistry Set" coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,scraps of paper from Gorjuss Girls and Lawn Fawn,my new notebook edge die,splats from Visible Image and Create word from Crafters Companion,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
digi choosday-2 or more papers
deep ocean-for the boys
Simon says-ATG
The sisterhood of crafters-school
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
crafty gals-lots of layers
inspiration destination-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-back to school
sweet stampin-school days
Di's digis-use a sentiment
addicted-to-stamps-die-cuts
stamping sensation-ATG/stamp and a die
scrappers delights-ATG
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Any comments left are much appreciated--see you tomorrow
Carol x x

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Memento Mori

Morning everyone and welcome to my new follower Chrissy-are you all ready for a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create?Our challenge this week is "Create your own challenge/ATG" and as our sponsor is Aurora Wings I used the beautiful image "Memento Mori" and ATG.The image is coloured with promarkers,poppy paper is Floral Frenzy from Craftwork Cards,the plaid is oddment from stash.TH scaredy cat die-cut,courage stamp from Visible Image,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
craft your passion-ATG
crafty boots-fair and square
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-cat/spider/delete if not appropriate
digi choosday-2 or more papers
I love promarkers-ATG
Simon says-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
crafty gals-lots of layers
inspiration destination-ATG
sassy studio -how does your garden grow/flowers------WINNER
creative fingers-ATG
chocolate coffee cards-use a sentiment
Di's digis-include a sentiment
stamping sensation-ATG with a stamp and die
scrappers delight-ATG
not just cards-ATG
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 28 August 2015

AJ The Racing Driver

Morning and back again with my second card which is for Crafting With Friends and an ATG challenge with The Stamping Boutique as sponsor,I used the image "AJ The Racing Car Driver" coloured with promarkers,the paper,tickets,sentiment and little metal square are all from stash and had for yonks.
challenges-
Robyns Fetish-use a digi
incy wincy-birthday wishes
ooh-la-la-one for the boys
crafty boots-fair and square
love to scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG/with a number/on tickets
deep ocean-for the boys
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
scribbles designs-boys will be boys
scrappers delights-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Snow in Love

Morning every and I have two cards to post today the first one is my DT card for Simply Papercrafts and the challenge is ATG with DeeDees Digis as our sponsor.I was given the pre coloured image "Snow in Love",papers,die and snowflake charm from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct.The card was left pretty much CAS due to posting and not having much Christmas mojo at the moment!
challenges-
sweet stampin-spots and/or stripes
crafty friends-CAS
crafty boots-fair and square
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
MAWTT-snow in Summer
scrappers delights-ATG
dream valley-add a charm
Thanks for stopping by and hope you will join us -back in half hour lol
Carol x x

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Baroque Clara

Morning everyone and we have a new challenge starting at Create and Inspire which is ATG and our sponsor is Nikki Burnett so I chose the image Baroque Stamp-Clara,coloured with promarkers,liquid pearls on the necklace,faux stitched round edges,seam binding and buttons from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
QKR Stampede-use a die
creative fingers-ATG
Brown sugar-buttons and bows
sister act-ATG
pink gem-one for the girls
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
CAGI-black/white/1 other-red
Eureka stamps-use a button
crafty boots-fair and square
Natalie and Amy-buttons and bows
scrappers delights-ATG
crafty cardmakers-no patterned paper
stampavie and more-bows

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

New Challenge Blog

I am so happy to announce that I have been asked to join a new challenge blogs Where The Heart is Challenge Design Team. Hope you will pop over and show your support and we have some great sponsors lined up.First challenge starts on the 7th September x
Hope you will support and join us in this new venture
Carol x x

The Hepburn Dress

Morning everyone and welcome to my new follower Alison.My card today is for a Facebook DT and as our sponsor is ADFD I used the beautiful image "Hepburn Dress",coloured with promarkers,and stamped round the edge with the edge of a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper craft mag quite like the effect -will have to use that one again,B.paper/corner die and butterfly flourish die are all Tattered Lace craft mag freebies lol,I rubbed gold mica powder over the die-cuts to make them stand out a little,seam binding and liquid pearls from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
as you like it-fave 2 embellishments/seam binding-almost any colour and looks good crinkled and shabby too/die-cuts/just finish off a card
crafty gals-ATG
QKR Stampede-use a die
creative fingers-ATG
sister act-ATG
pink gem-one for the girls
Di's digis-ribbon/lace or twine
a bit more time to craft-ATG
corrosive challenges-utterly feminine
Robyns fetish-use a digi
DL.ART-ATG
scrappers delights-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


Sunday, 23 August 2015

God parent invites

Morning everyone well we finally got sweltering sun yesterday and very close-I was asked to make 4 invites for Godparents after they were let down by someone else-I used a Mos Digital Pencil image Baby Shower,coloured with promarkers and faux stitched round the edges,I stamped the Baby word background with an Inkadinkado stamp,ribbon and buttons from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct,the insides were personalised.
challenges-
ooh-la-la-creations-one for the boys
craft your passion-ATG
crafty boots-fair and square
love to scrap-ATG
incy wincy-tic/tac/toe/monochrome/free/ribbon
TTCRD-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
sassy studios- for the boys
crafty gals-ATG
Brown sugar-buttons and bows
sister act-ATG
scribbles designs-boys will be boys
that craft place-blue
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

New card fold

Morning everyone and hope today is better than yesterday as it rained ALL DAY without stopping once and cold with it!!!I was commenting on some blogs and found one in my list that had not been posted on for a couple of years but I found a link HEREto make this card,I have never seen this fold before so decided to have a go.The pre-coloured topper is from Hobby House I put glossy accents on balloon and faux stitched round the edges,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper from Heide Grace-Daydream collection.Tattered Lace flourish die and I made the flowers with dies,doily die behind image,pearls in centre of flowers from stash.
card before folding-
Folded card-
challenges-
DL.ART-ATG
as you like it-fave 2 embellishments/dies and flowerson both counts something for all occassions
cute card Thursday-ATG
polka doodle-use something new/Card fold?-------TOP 3
sister act-ATG
pink gem-one for the girls
a bit more time to craft-ATG
crafting with dragonflies-make it floral
Robyns fetish-use a doily/brown one behind image--TOP PICK
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
papertake weekly-to die for
TTCRD-ATG
Bunny Zoes-shaped card
sisters of craft-ATG
cutie- pie-cute and girly
scrappers delight-ATG
petallu-ATG
not just cards-ATG
sparkles forum-more than 1 fold------WINNER
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative moments-fancy folds
crafters cafe blog-shaped cards
inspiration destination-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 17 August 2015

Mixed media tag

Morning everyone -hope you are all well and ready to join our new challenge at Crafting From The Heart which is ta-da-da-da-ATG lol and our sponsor is QKR Stampede,I chose the image Wish in a Bottle,coloured with promarkers and glossy accents on the water then cut out and added onto a chipboard tag which has been covered in home-made textured paste,I used my fern die again as seaweed and added some brushed pewter and iced spruce distress stains and a twine bow.
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
QKR Stampede-day at the beach?------TOP 5
simply create too-ATG
Di's digi designs-ribbon/lace/twine
we love to create -ATG/mixed media
eclectic ellapu-by the sea
scrappers delights-ATG
not just cards-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
deep ocean-maritime
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol x x


Sunday, 16 August 2015

Pretty in Pink

Morning everyone and hope you are ready for the new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is ---wait for it---ATG lol everyones favourite I'm sure,our sponsors are Faery Ink and All Dressed up whose beautiful image I used"Party Frock,coloured with promarkers,B.papers/ribbon and liquid pearls from stash,cardstock from Papermill Diect and the eyes are a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper craft mag.I used 3-D foam between each layer to give depth.
challenges
top tip Tuesday-ribbon and pearls
the paper shelter-ribbon
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs- 3 or more layers
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
sassy studio-keep it the same/monochrome
cute card Thursday-ATG
in the pink-ATG
sisteract-ATG
simply create too-ATG
Di's digi designs-Ribbon/lace or twine
pink gem-one for the girls
allsorts-your favourite colour/pink
cutie pie-cute and girly
whoopsi daisy-make it girly
scrappers- delights-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
crafty calendar-bingo/pink/pearls/ribbon
corrosive challenges-utterly feminine
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
See you tomorrow
Carol x x

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Fintastic Birthday Fishes

Morning again and back with my second card today which is ATG for CCC Digi Creations and our sponsor is Oak Pond Creations and I used the image Fancy Fish coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents on bubbles and eyes,B.paper was downloaded from internet site,and used Creative Expressions Delicate Fronds die as seaweed,cardstock from Papermill Direct,dewdrops from stash.
challenges-
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-punches and/or die-cuts
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
as you like it-favourite 2 embellishments//die-cuts and dewdrops/you can buy dies for any occassion and dewdrops can be added as an embellishment to any card male or female
left of center-insects or animals-fish?
sister act-ATG
simply create too-ATG
great impressions-add a sentiment
sisters of craft-ATG
creative ladybirds-ATG
scrappers delights-ATG
not just cards-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG------------TOP 3
crafty mess-ATG
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
All your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Bee-lieve in Bees

Morning everyone and I have two cards to post today-the first one is for the ATG/lazy Days challenge at Crafty Girlz,and as our sponsor is
DeeDee's Digis and I love Bees I used the image Bee-lieve,coloured with promarkers,papers and added images were craft mag freebies from a couple of years ago,cardstock from Papermill Direct.This will be personalised for my Son and DIl anniversay from my daughter as she bought them a Bee house for their new garden.
challenges-
pile it on-Summer or Winter
Robyns fetish-things with wings-----TOP PICK
creative moments-ATG/Summer sun
crafters cafe blog-the great outdoors
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
fussy and fancy-lazy Summer days
left of center-insects/animals
sister act-ATG
V-s sweet ideas-ATG
country view-Summertime
scrappers delights-ATG
not just cards-ATG
thank you for dropping by and see you in half an hour
Carol x x

Friday, 14 August 2015

Deacon Bugs from Bugaboo

Morning and hope we can tempt you into joining our new ATG challenge at Simply Papercrafts with sponsors Jiggery Makery and Bugaboo whose image I used "Deacon Bugs" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers from Craftwork Cards/Tim Holtz and stash.
I rung Tesco Tuesday and had a rant about a replacement tablet not working-Helen spent over 20 mins and couldn't get it going Holly-Ann (6yrs) said I can do it --took her 3mins to get it going??? all Helen could say was --but what have you done ???
Then yesterday Helen had a delivery from Asda and got some little bottles of shandy-told Holly she could have a couple then when she dropped the box breaking some Holly shot in with mop and bucket -took one look and said thank god there is two left for me lol got to love her lol.
challenges-
allsorts-inspired by Summer/school holidays
pile it on-Summer or Winter
Robyns fetish-things with wings
crafty boots-lifes a beach or a holiday(school holiday?)
passion for promarkers-fun in the sun----------------TOP 5
Tuesday throwdown-your favourite occasion(birthday)
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG with a butterfly
fab'n'funky-things with wings
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by design-3 or more layers
crafters cafe blog-the great outdoors
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-any holiday(school holiday?)
inspiration destination-ATG
DL.ART-birthday
great impressions-add a sentiment
country view-Summertime
digi stamps4joy-ATG/things with wings
scrappers delights-ATG
not just cards-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/Summer fun
crafty mess-ATG-------------WINNER
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
see you tomorrow
Carol x x


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Little Elf Kia

Morning everyone and thank you for calling and we have a new ATG challenge starting today at Create And Inspire,sponsors are Ikes Art and Aurora Wings whose beautiful image "Little Elf Kia"I used for the second time,coloured with promarkers and chalked sky,cardstock from Papermill Direct embossed with two different EF from Crafters Companion,papers /lace/dies/dewdrops and stamens from stash,flowers punched with Tonic flower punch through several layers of tissue paper.I put 3-D foam pads between each layer to give depth to the card.
For those of you who are into mixed media there is a new challenge blog starting next month.
challenges-
DL.ART-Summertime
Sassy studios-I want to/ATG
QKR Stampede-ATG
fussy and fancy-lazy Summer days
creative fingers-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
sister act-ATG
Morgans art world-3 of something/flowers
allsorts-inspired by Summer/flowers/greenery
pile it on-Summer or Winter
craft your passion-ATG
papertake weekly-spots or stripes
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-dies and/or punches
crafts galore-ATG
V's sweet ideas-ATG
cutie pie-cute and girly
country view-Summertime
my whimsical little world-ATG-----WINNER
Hope you can find the time to check out the DT cards and blogs and maybe join our challenge
Carol x x

Monday, 10 August 2015

Pretty in Pink lol

Morning all and hope you are all well and itching to join our new challenge at Get Creative Challenges which is "Monochromatic/Using Pink" and as our sponsor is QKR Stampede I used the image "Old Lady" coloured with promarkers,added glossy accents and doodled round the edge.B.papers/liquid pearls/seam binding from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct and sentiment was computer generated.
challenges-
Top tip Tuesday-ribbon and pearls
clear it out-ATG
Simon says-tie it up
inspiration destination-ATG
Sassy studio-I want to/ATG
in the pink-ATG/pink
QKR stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
sister act-ATG
Patties creations-ATG
chocolate coffee cards-frame it
simply create too-ATG
Dis digi designs-monochromatic
crafts galore-ATG
great impressions-add a sentiment
sisters of craft-ATG
creative ladybirds-ATG
scrappers delights-ATG
crafty mess-ATG
crafty calendar-Bingo/pink/pearls/ribbon
thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Hope you can call again and join our challenge
Carol x x

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Beautiful Butterfly Belle and News

Morning everyone and hope you are all well and having some of this lovely sunshine we have all waited a long time for.I am now able to tell you I am a DT memberfor the brand new challenge blog
Our Crafty Corner and our first challenge is on the 7th September but feel free to join our followes.My card today was a commissioned card which I personalised after taking the photo,I have used a beautiful image from Digi Stamps 4 joy called "Butterfly Belle" but not sure if it is discontinued as cannot find a link?I coloured the image with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Diect,ribbon from Hobbycraft,B.paper/dies and pearls from stash.
challenges-
top tip Tuesday-ribbon and pearls
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-ATG
digi choosday-embellish it
Simon says-tie it up
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
Sassy studio-I want to/ATG
QKR Stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
left of center-inspired by a movie/Pretty Woman
brown sugar-ATG
sister act-ATG
Patties creations-ATG
simply create too-ATG
crafts galore-ATG
paper creator-dies and/or punches
whoopsi Daisy-make it girly
digistamps4joy-ATG/anything with wings
creative ladybirds-ATG------WINNER
scrappers delights-ATG
let's craft and create-pearls or lace
thank you for calling and hope you call again all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


Thursday, 6 August 2015

Lemon Shortbread -Fabulous Name

A new challenge has started today at Crafting With An Attitude which is ATG and I used the beautiful image "New Wave Punk Girl" from our sponsors Lemon Shortbread.I coloured the image with promarkers,B.paper/old dictionary page/dies/recycled keyring chain and safety pins from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct,seambinding part of my prize from Crafty Ribbons.
challenges-
Morgans art world-3 of something/safety pins
a bit more time to craft-ATG
corrosive challenges-perfectly purple
OSAAT-ATG/children
Robyns fetish-kraft card/heart
craft your passion-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG/torn edges
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-ATG
inky chicks-use metal/chain/pins
digi choosday-embellish it
Simon says-tie it up
Pennys challenges-card for or featuring a child
crafters cafe blog-use torn paper
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
not just cards-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Monday, 3 August 2015

A Summer Garden

Morning and I am back with my second post for today which is for Crafting From The Heart and the challenge is ATG,we also have a fabulous sponsor-Lunar Girl who gave us some brilliant pre-coloured pages of images to work with.I used Summer Garden and the tags and Bee is from HoneyBee Tags 1,I matted the images onto red cardstock abd only put 3-D foam on the bottom half so the top stands proud of the card just for a different look lol,added a couple of greenery dies and fence/Tattered Lace,Creative Expressions and La-la-Crafts.I am giving this card to my Son and DIL for their 10th anniversary next month.Dianes dad died just before last Christmas leaving them an old run down care home he used to run and was living in,and as he also left some money they were able to convert it into a beautiful 4-bedroom house in it's own grounds and best of all-no mortgage,they moved in at Easter and have just redesigned the neglected garden(their first) with a beautiful flower border and lots of old cottage garden plants for the Bees and Butterflies so my idea was to recreate a border and as my daughter has also bought them a Bee House/hotel for over wintering I thought this card would be perfect-hope they think so too lol.
challenges-
papertake weekly-take your pick/Technique/make or use a tag
sisterhood of crafters-Summer heat
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL-ART-Summertime
crafts 4 eternity-ATG
left of center-inspired by a song/I never promised you a rose garden
sister act-ATG
chocolate coffee cards-flower image
crafty friends-movie week/The Secret garden
a bit more time to craft-ATG
paper creator-dies and/or punches
country view-Summertime
scrappers delights-ATG
Hope you can join us and thank you for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol x x

Let it Go

Morning everyone I have two cards to post today and the first one is for the new challenge at Artistic Inspirations which is ATG/Water and we are sponsored by Limited Runs and Sassy Studio Designs whose image I used "Let it Go," coloured with promarkers,using Crafters Companion Embossing Folder,Spellbinders die-cut frame,Tattered Lace snowflakes die,no name on the key die,cardstock from Papermill Direct,seam binding/pearls and gems from stash,banner ribbon from Hobbycraft.I used the keys as this was for a 21st birthday for a Frozen fan and I personalised after taking photo.We are also having a DT call just check out the blog for details.
challenges-
papertake weekly-take your pick/colour/blue
I love promarkers- 3 or more layers
crafty creations-four/4 pearls/4gems
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ribbon or twine
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
left of center-inspired by a song-what else but--Let it Go
crafts 4 eternity-ATG
sister act-ATG
Morgans art world-3 of keys/snowflakes
allsorts-pearls or gems/both used
Di's digi designs-monochromatic
crafty friends-movie week/Frozen
a bit more time to craft-ATG
paper creator-dies and/or punches
scrappers delight-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you leave are much appreciated
please feel free to join us
Carol x x

Saturday, 1 August 2015

All Dressed Up in Pink

Morning everyone and hope you are all well-we have a new challenge at CCC Digi Creations which is Pretty In Pink and our sponsor is
All Dressed Up,I used one of their beautiful freebie images which can be found here.I coloured the image with promarkers,panels,flowers and leaves made with Tattered Lace dies,cardstock/paper/seam binding/dewdrops and buttons from stash.
challenges-
OSAAT-ATG with children
crazy challenge-monochromatic
craft your passion-ATG
Eureka stamps-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG/feminine
I love promarkers-3 or more layers
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ribbon or twine
crafters cafe blog-buttons-------WINNER
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
creative moments-bingo/die-cuts/image/flower
left of center-inspired by a song/|Dance Ballerina Dance/Nat King Cole
crafts 4 eternity-ATG
simply create too-ATG
cutie pie-cute as a button
Dis digi designs-monochromatic
crafty friends-movie week/Ballerina
Thank you all so much for calling and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x