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Monday, 30 May 2016

I love Bees and Crafty Boots GD

First of all I would like to welcome my two new followers-Brenda and Karin.Hope the weather is staying fine for your Bank Holiday weekend.My project today is for my Guest Design spot at Crafty Boots which is Butterflies and/or Bees-now i absolutely love Bees always have done so decided to make a Bee hanging or should I say a hanging featuring Bees lol.I used my new Tattered Lace die part of the candy I won from Pauline -thank you Pauline,I put this onto kraft card and used the tags from Lunagirl and the other images were craft mag freebies from last year,I added glossy accents to the fussy cut Bees,metal brads from stash and added ribbon -done.
Thank you for the invite ladies.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
Simon says-ATG
The paper shelter-make it digital
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
the male room-critters and/or bugs
inspiration destination-ATG
Sassy studio-anything but a card
Aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
craft rocket-monochrome
crafty catz-get ready for Summer
fussy and fancy-dies and/or punches
spellbinding stamps-bright colours
not just cards-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated-hope you can find the time to check out the DT cards and blogs and join in the challenge too
Carol x x

Friday, 27 May 2016

Still can't believe I made this lol !!!

Now everyone who knows me knows I cannot draw for toffee and that is no exaggeration so I still cannot believe I made this???My son had a day off so I had a one to one and this is the result--no drawing -I used panpastels for the background,the tree in black acrylic was made using the paintbrush flat and just wiggled about and the point for branches,the birds were made using the end of the brush,stippled white acrylic on edge of cut and dry foam for clouds and the bushes were black acrylic on kitchen roll-not brilliant,couple of blobs and maybe basic but totally proud of result.
challenges-
OSAAT-ATG with hot colours--------TOP 3
we love to create-Anything creative/mixed media
not just cards-ATG
MMM-in the garden
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Sassy studio-anything but a card
eclectic ellapu-ATG
anything but cute-celebrate your style
spellbinding stamps-bright colours
If project doesn't fit any of your challenges feel free to delete
Thank you for calling and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 23 May 2016

Sweet 16

Morning and hoe you will join us in our new ATG challenge at Crafting From The Heart and as our sponsor is Sassy Studio I used one of my favourite images"Bubble Gum Sassy" coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents on bubble,cardstock from PaperMill Direct,B.paper was a freebieand I cut an extra pair of lips and added glossy accents,sentiment was computer generated in Dafont,seam binding and dies from stash and added doodling round image.
challenges-
digi choosday-Birthday celebrations
I love promarkers-ATG
as you like it-large or small bow-if you are going to add a bow make it a large one and love the double/treble bows
Julia Spiri-ATG
Star stampz-Birthday
crafty catz-ATG
fussy and fancy-dies and/or punches
polka doodle-birthday celebrations
brown sugar-ATG
sweet stampin-terrible teens
allsorts-happy birthday
OSAAT-ATG with hot colours------TOP 3
ribbon girls-any image
lacy sunshine-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG with ribbon
open-minded crafting fun-your fave tech/digid/promarkers/dies
Hope you can join us and ATG so any project youhave on the go lol
Carol x x

Sunday, 22 May 2016

My First Watercolour

Morning and I am very pleased to say the least with this card ta da da da----my very first watercolour ---so please be gentle lol.It's for the new ATG/Create your own challenge at
613 Avenue Create,our sponsor is SLS Lines and I was given the image Dahlias and I used my grandaughters cheap watercolour set from The Works-and also some liquid pearls dotted about,cardstock was from Papermill Direct,mirri card/scrap of watercolour effect B.paper from stash(good find I thought)and the silver embossed sentiment is a HOTP stamp.
I used Square/Birthday/water colours
challenges-
love to scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-Birthday celebrations
Tuesday Throwdown-embossing/sentiment
a snowflakes promise-ATG
lil red wagon-blooming fun
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-embossing/sentiment
crafty gals-May flowers
cre8tive hands friends-ATG
Aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
craft rocket-flower power
star stampz-birthday
crafty girls creations-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
polka doodle-Birthday celebrations
Brown sugar-ATG
creative corner-CAS
Patties creations-Mothers Day or flowers only
creative artiste-ATG
eclectic ellapu-ATG
card mania-flowers
pink gem-flowers
allsorts-happy birthday
Thank you for dropping by-your comments are much appreciated and hope you find the time to check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Friday, 20 May 2016

Lazy Louise

Morning and this is my second card today this one is for the new ATG challenge at Simply Papercrafts and as the sponsor is Oddball Art I used the image Lazy Louise N Bathtime Bubble Friends,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper/liquid pearls/dewdrops from stach and added a small scrap of mirri board for a mirror.
challenges-
Lacy sunshine-ATG
incy wincy-touchy feely
craft your passion-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG
lemon shortbread -ATG
passion for promarkers-spots and/or stripes
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
cre8tive hands friends-ATG
Julia Spiri-ATG
crafty girls creations-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
Bunny Zoes-lovely layers
unicorn challenge-spotty dotty
fussy and fancy-dies and/or punches
our clematis in full flower
Thank you for dropping by and will be catching up with all your blogs later today
Carol x x


Signs of Spring

Morning and I have two cards today the first one is for the new challenge at Crafting With Friends which is ATG and we are sponsored by Oddball Art-I used the image Skylar&Friends-Signs of Spring coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,scraps of paper,dies and snail charm from stash.
challenges-
crafty friends-in the garden
corrosive challenges-Spring
OSAAT-ATG with hot colours
incy wincy-touchy feely
a snowflakes promise-ATG
passion for promarkers-spots and/or stripes
I love promarkers-ATG
the paper shelter-charming
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafty girls creations-ATG
paper creator-ATG
Bunny Zoes-lovely layers
cutie pie-escape to the country
unicorn challenge-spotty dotty
open-minded crafting fun-fave tech/promarkers/dies/D.papers/creating layers
fussy and fancy-dies and/or punches
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Dreamer Tag

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge starting at Create And Inspire-sponsored by Oddball Art and I used the image Big Eye Girl-Winnie coloured with promarkers,I made a tag and used cardstock from Papermill Direct,scrap of paper,hessian,cage,string and sentiment from stash,Tattered Lace and Spellbinders dies and stitch stamp from HOTP.
challenges-
aud sentiments-ATG
crafty catz-dies and punches
spellbinding stamps-girly
Lacy sunshine-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
Eureka-stitching
love to scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
Eclectic ellapu-ATG
not just cards-ATG
scrappers delights-ATG
incy wincy-touchy feely
crafty cardmakers-stitching
My two Red Acers and Bluebell and wild garlic patch--
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Monday, 16 May 2016

Definitely Purple

Morning everyone and thanks for dropping by we have a new challenge at Get Creative which is ATG/Purple plus one Other and the sponsor is Angies Cards And Digis,I chose the image Butterfly on a Toadstool coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper,seam binding and cloud die from stash-I then doodled round the edges and spots of liquid pearls.
Are you into Mixed Media?There is a DT call for a brand new challenge blog--A Inky Mess
challenges-
I love promarkers-lace and/or ribbon
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals corner-polka dots or stripes
crafty friends-in the garden
a bit more time to craft-ATG
cutie pie-escape to the country
creative ladybirds-ATG-------WINNER
unicorn challenge-spotty dotty-----TOP 3
crazy challenge-3 layers or more
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
Hope you will join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Lemon Shortbread and Baby Doll

Morning again and hopefully this my third and last post today if blogger plays nicely lol.The new challenge at CCC Digi Creations is ATG/Tag you're it,our sponsors are Angies cards and Digis and Lemon Shortbread and I used the image "Baby Doll Dress Girl" which for some reason my printer wouldn't print full image even though I resized it???I coloured the image with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,sparkly butterfly from Docrafts,papers,dies and tag from stash.
challenges-
crafty sentiments-tag it
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty addicts-ATG/add a sentiment
Sassy studio-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
Jades sparkling butterflies-ATG
Creative fingers-ATG
chocolate coffee cards-just us girls
spellbinding stamps-girly
simply create too-thank you
sweet stampin-thank you
Thank you for dropping by all your comments are much appreciated - you can join us
Carol x x

Scrapbooking Christine

Morning everyone and hope you are all well-I have three posts today and this is my second one-hopefully lol.We have a new challenge at Crafty Girlz which is ATG and our sponsor is Scrap N Dipity-I made a tag and used the image Scrapbooking Christine coloured with promarkers,scrap card and paper/seambinding from stash.I added glamour dust,hearts and squiggles are Die-cut waste,words were cut from product tag,stamped craft image was a Craft Stamper mag freebie,I also heat embossed the edges with Plum embossing powder and splashed of Twinkling H2O's paints.
challenges-
not just cards-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-anything but square
crafty sentiments-Tag it
Lemon shortbread-ATG
I love promarkers-lace and/or ribbon
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty addicts-ATG/add a sentiment
sassy studio-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
Julia spiri-ATG with unusual hair
Jades sparkling butterflies-ATG
chocolate coffee cards-just us girls
spell binding stamps-girly
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x


GDT and an English Tea Cup

Morning and I have three posts today-hopefully as blogger is being a pain!!!Hopefully this is my first one.I was asked to be Guest Designer for Robyns Fetish and I have used English Tea Cup,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers from Docrafts,liquid pearls from stash and I used my new Crafters Companion Die part of the blog candy I won from Pauline-thank you-I used the die then realised it looked like a tablecloth lol-oops nearly forgot to mention the challenge is Use Your Favourite Colours-hope you will join us and support the challenge.Thank you for inviting me ladies.
challenges-
incy wincy-CAS
craft your passion-ATG
diecuttin divas-water safety or blue
crafty creations-monochromatic
Pennys challenges-ATG
Jades sparkling butterflies-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
Thank you for calling and hope you can check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Let It Go,Let it Go

First of all I would like to welcome my newest follower WYNN-This card was commissioned and specifically asked for a "Frozen Image" which is "Let it go Sassy"coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,selection of die-cuts,sentiment was computer generated with Dafont and everything else from stash.
challenges-
creative craft cottage-3 of a kind/snowflakes
pink gem-fave colour combo/blue/white
allsorts-magic in the air
catch the bug-ATG
Robyns Fetish-birthday card for a little girl
Ribbon girls-ATG
Lacy sunshine-ATG
ooh-la-la-mythical
crafty boots-Queens,princesses,crowns
crazy challenge-3layers or more
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
inky chicks-birthday
die-cuttin divas-water safety or blue
Lemon shortbread-ATG
crafty creations-monochromatic
I love promarkers-lace and/or ribbon
fab'n'funky-for a child
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty addicts-ATG or add a sentiment
Sassy studio-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
C.R.A.F.T-Birthday
starstampz-Birthday
Thank you for calling and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 9 May 2016

Scarlet Woman

Morning and back with my second and last post today which is for the ATG/Use a Die challenge at Artistic Inspirations -we are sponsored by Art By Miran and I used the beautiful image "Scarlet" coloured with promarkers.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers from Graphic 45 and stash/hessian/lace and pearls from stash,Spellbinders and Sue Wilson dies.
challenges-
digi choosday-kraft/dies
creative card crew-ATG
I love promarkers-lace or ribbon(lace)
crafting by design-ATG
as you like it-fave patterned or embossed papers/patterned papers are my first to go to when making a card and I have stackserrr quite a few lol
4crafty chicks-sassy woman
QKR Stampede-feminine
crafty catz-female only
creative corner-ladies night
simply create too-ladies only
catch the bug-ATG
OSAAT-vintage
CAGI -card for a woman
crazy challenge-3layers or more
Thank you for calling and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Mixed media Tag

Morning and hope you are all ready for two new challenges starting today -my first DT project is for an ATG challenge at Crafting From The Heart with Nikki Burnette sponsoring.I made a mixed media tag and used the image Fairy Rose Stamp,coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,I gessoed over card and strips of old book pages,added distress ink through sequin waste,added spiders web tulle/stamens/dewdrops/hessian and flowers from stash,the wings were stamped with versamarker and coated in mica powder.
challenges-
creative card crew-ATG
Simon says-stencil it
cre8tive hands friends-ATG
Polka doodle-things with wings
spellbinding stamps-fantasy
pink gem-fave colour combo/brown&cream
allsorts-magic in the air
catch the bug-ATG
OSAAT-vintage
we love to create-anything creative/mixed media
creative craft cottage-3 of a kind/roses
creative artiste-ATG
crafty calendar-things with wings
country view challenges-use a stencil
eclectic ellapu-ATG
whoopsi Daisy-fairy dreams
ooh-la-la-mythical
anything but cute-show us your style(too cute ?)
crazy challenge-3 layers or more

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Mixed media play

Morning and time for a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is ATG/My Sentiments Exactly-use a die to frame/showcase your sentiments and our sponsor is Kitty B designs I was picked for ATG/no twist/no sponsor image.I used a piece of chipboard(picture frame backing)covered it with various colours of acrylic paints(the remains left after grandaughters were painting)knocked colour back slightly with gesso,texture paste through a stencil,stamped a corner stamp with versamark and coated with mica pwd,stamped with a sentiment stamp which was a craft mag freebie,the ladies head stamp is from IndigoBlu,then gesso through sequin waste and circle stencil cut out of card.
challenges-
not just cards-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-make it girly?
crafty sentiments-ATG
Simon says-stencil it
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
cre8tive hands-ATG--------WINNER
crafty catz-female only
Morgans artworld-ATG
simply create too-ladies only
stamping sensations-ATG
country view challenges-use a stencil
anything but cute-celebrate your style
dark'n'daring-ATG
we love to create-anything creative/mixed media
creative artiste-ATG
Fashionable stamping-blots and splashes
Eclectic ellapu-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Friday, 6 May 2016

Poodle Skirt

We have a new challenge started today at Simply Papercrafts we are sponsored by Karleigh Sue and I used the image Poodle Skirt,coloured with promarkers,dies and papers from stash and I used a small centre step card.
challenges-
OSAAT-ATG with Vintage
Lacy sunshine-ATG
crafters cafe blog-feminine
craft your passion-ATG
Eureka stamps-feminine
love to scrap-make it girly
creative card crew-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
crafting for all seasons-add a banner
MAWTT-so 80's/neons or pastels
as you like it-patterned paper all the way-I occasionally use embossed but usually reach for patterned paper first every time
Julia Spiri-ATG
QKR stampede-feminine
crafty catz-female only
chocolate coffee cards-circles/squares
simply create too-ladies only
crafting with dragonflies-vintage/shabby chic
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Thursday, 5 May 2016

GDT and Butterfly Kisses

Morning and today I am sharing a GDT card I made for Inky Impressions "Die-cuts and Flower"s thank you for asking me ladies.All cardstock is from Papermill Direct,doily paper from Docrafts,flowers were made with various dies and used my new TH corner die,liquid pearls/seam binding pearl/stamens and twine from stash.The sentiment is Butterfly Kisses from Inky Impressions.
challenges-
MFP -ATG
Dis digi designs-pastel colours
a bit more time to craft-ATG
pile it on-garden creatures
ribbon girls-ATG
Lacy sunshine-ATG
CAGI challenge-make your own embellishments
crafters cafe blog-feminine
petalLu-ATG
crafty boots-monochrome
craft your passion-ATG
Eureka stamps-Feminine
love to scrap-make it girly?
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
Fab'n'Funky-3 or more layers
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty addicts-ATG/use ribbon
Digis stamps4joy-ATG with ribbon---TOP 3
pearly sparkles-things with wings and pearls
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Little Batling

Morning and hope everyone is well and welcome to my latest Hilma -we have a new challenge starting today at Create And Inspire-we are sponsored by Creepie Cutie Stamps and I used the image "Little Batling" and made a tag.I coloured the image with promarkers,all oddments of paper are from stash,I cut up a heart die covered it with mica pwd and added to the top also used sequin waste as a stencil.
challenges-
MFP Stampshop-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
not just cards-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Dark n daring-ATG-feel free to delete if not suitable
SLS Lines-half-o-ween
lil red wagon-anything but a card
Simon says-stencil it
inspiration destination-ATG
Hope you find the time to join us and thank you for dropping by
Carol x x

Monday, 2 May 2016

Sunday Afternoon with Mixed Media

Morning and back with my second post today,which is my DT project for Our Crafty Corner and we are sponsored by karleigh Sue.I used the image Sunday Afternoon-I love this image,coloured with promarkers.I made a mixed media tag from the cardstock I covered in shaving foam and acrylic paint,I added textured paste,embossing powder,stencilled through sequin waste and a TH stencil,then distress inks round the edge addes seambinding bow from stash and cut a doily from p.paper and added image on 3-D foam.
challenges-
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
Lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-make it digital
Simon says-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/use ribbon
cute card Thursday-no patterned paper
crafty girls creations-ATG
creative fingers -ATG
left of center-mixed media
Morgans artworld-ATG
simply create too-ladies only
MFP stampshop-ATG
we love to create too-creative/mixed media
not just cards-ATG
country view challenges-use a stencil
digistamps4joy-ATG with ribbon
creative artiste-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us -you have a month to enter
Carol x x

Nixie the Pixie

Morning and hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday a chilling day for us I think.I have two posts today the first one is my DT project for Where The Heart Is and the challenge is ATG/One Layer-we are sponsored by Robyns Fetish and Oddball Art whose image I used.The image is Nixie the Pixie,coloured with promarkers,cut out with a Creative Die scalloped circle,faux stitched round the edgesand distressed inked added seam binding from stash and made into a little hanging.
challenges-
digi choosday-things with wings
passion for promarkers-make it digital
I love promarkers-pastel colours
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-sew charming
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/use ribbon
cute card Thursday-no patterned papers
Julia Spiri-ATG/for a child
Jades sparkling butterflies-add a sentiment
crafty catz-Fairies or something enchanting
creative fingers-ATG
spellbinding stamps-Fantasy
MFP stampshop-ATG
Dis digi designs-pastel colours
crafty friends-all things cute
not just cards-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Ellies Birthday and Queen of the Holly

Morning everyone and today is the 1st of May and one of my beautiful Grandaughters 9th Birthday-Happy Birthday Ellie.

Today we have a new challenge starting at CCC Digi Creations which is ATG/Go Green and we are sponsored by Karleigh Sue,SLS Lines and Artidoodles whose image I used,"Queen of the Holly" coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers/flower and stamens from stash.
Challenges-
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-make it digital
Fab n funky-Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-ATG
creative fingers -ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
MFP-ATG
Thank you for calling and hope you find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x