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Sunday, 31 July 2016

I'm a Chicken-I'm a Chicken and I'm Having a Ball

Morning and sorry this is late mix up of dates!!!This tag is for the Create Your own Challenge at 613 Avenue Create and it came about because I was clearing paper oddments of my desk and as I held them in my hand -lightbulb moment-thought they look good together,then I found a tag I had covered and left and oddments of green card in a corner,a strip with three Bees on so fussy cut them out,oddment of corrugated card,the hessian butterfly/pearls/dewdrops are from stash,I inked all the edges with distress ink added some mica pwd and no idea where the paper string came from but used that as well.The Chicken Drawing image coloured with promarkers is fom our sponsor Toadstool Printables and we also have Bugaboo and Ppinky Dolls sponsoring so plenty of prizes if you will come and join us.
challenges-
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
a snowflakes- promise-Summer
Simon says-ATG
crafting by design-down on the farm
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-ATG
C.R.A.F.T.-Summer
craft rocket-spots and/or stripes
creative craft cottage-ATG
QKR Stampede-down on the farm------WINNER
polka doodle-ATG
pink gem-aniamals
MFP stampshop-ATG
sls lines-3 or more layers
corrosive challenges-Nature/animals
Hope you can come nd join us
Carol x x

Friday, 29 July 2016

I Love Snow-Oh The Irony lol

Morning everyone and hope you are all well-we have a new ATG challenge today at Simply Papercrafts and we are sponsored by
Crafty Sentiments.I used the cute image "Joy Of Christmas" coloured with promarkers and I added Soft Snow and TH Distress Glitter on the Memory Box icicle die,stamped sentiment is from Penny Black,cardstock from Papermill Direct,metal charm I won last year from Inky Impresssionsand the P.backing card is recylced package card.
challenges-
OSAAT-ATG with dies
Lacy sunshine-ATG
ooh-la-la-add some texture
digi choosday-ATG
deep ocean-photo insp
lil red wagon-Christmas------------TOP PICK
I love promarkers-Christmas
Simon says-ATG
Fab'n'funky-Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
great impressions-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
whoopsi Daisy-Christmas
sparkles forum-Christmas
eclectic ellapu-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Paris and Graphic 45

Morning and can you believe we are almost at the end of another month!We have a new challenge starting today at Create and Inspire which is Just For Fun as we have no sponsor for this challenge.This card was commissioned-a birthday card with the Eiffel Tower.I used an All Dressed Up Image coloured with promarkers and a chalked sky,Graphic 45 papers-selection of dies/liquid pearls/metal beads from stash,the flowers were stamped and layered and the little Eiffel Tower was stamped and silver embossed/cardstock from papermill Direct.
challenges-
Morgans artworld-Use a die
sweet stampin-outdoors
pink gem-animals
crafty friends-use your dies
crafting with dragonflies-ATG------TOP 3
OSAAT-ATG with dies
lacy sunshine-ATG
ooh-la-la-add some texture
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Simon says-ATG
the paper shelter-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/Friends
crafty calendar-punches and/or dies
digistamps4joy-ATG/dies and/or punches
lets craft and create-four legged friends-----TOP 3
Thank you for calling and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 25 July 2016

Distress Inks and Honey Bees

Morning everyone and hope you are all well and hopefully join us in our second challenge at A Inky Mess and don't forget you have a month to enter and we are sponsored by Oddball Art.I made this card having a play using my distress inks and new stamps.I pressed the distress inks onto a stamping block then dragged it over the card,I then stamped images with my new Honey Bee stamps from Chocolate Baroque and a little Bit Scenic from Sheena Douglas then added some glitter glue and a little distress ink on flowers and Beehive,then matted and layered on black and red card from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
a snowflakes promise-Summer
lemon shortbread-ATG
Simon says-things with wings
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
creative craft cottage-ATG
crafty girls creations-ATG
QKR Stampede-up up and away-------TOP 5
polka doodle-Summertime
sweet stampin-outdoors
pink gem-animals/Bees?
Di's digis-hot bright colours
lacy sunshine-ATG
love to create-anything creative/mixed media
creative artiste-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
creative ladybirds-ATG
lets craft and create-4 legged friends/Bees have 4 legs and I love them/gardeners friends lol
more mixed media-ATG
Anything but cute-Summertime fun/nothing means Summer more than busy buzzing Bees
scribbles designs-how does your garden grow
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Christening Card

i made this card for Noah my new Grandsons Christening and I chose the image because it's a bit different to the usual Baby image I used(also I used that one for his older brother Jozef lol)I used a pre-coloured topper from Hobby House,Tattered Lace EF,Marianne square and Sizzix doily dies,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper/liquid pearls/ribbon and button from stash.
challenges-
allsorts-frame it
crafty friends-use your dies
pile it on-favourite colour(s)
corrosive challenge-nature/animals
OSAAT-elements of nature
ribbon girls-any image----------------WINNER
not just cards-ATG
ooh-la-la-texture
incy wincy-something magical------------TOP 5
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG-----------DT FAVOURITE
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-favourite embellishments/die-cuts/liqid pearls/ribbon
lemon shortbread-ATG
Simon says-things with wings
the paper shelter-ribbon
creative moments-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-animals
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative craft cottage-ATG-------TOP 3
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
cute card Thursday-in the round
crafting with an attitude-ATG
crafty calendar-punches and/or dies
Thank you for dropping by and I really appreciate all your lovely comments
Carol x x

Monday, 18 July 2016

Glamorous Lady and Pearls

Morning and hope you are all well,we have a new ATG challenge starting at Crafting From The Heart and as our sponsor is SLS Lines I used the beautiful image Classical Lady with Flowers in her Hair,coloured with promarkers,B.paper/oddment strip paper/pearls/ribbon/tulle and Tattered Lace background die-Spellbinders frame dies from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct.I added dimension with 3-D foam and silicone glue.
challenges-
creative moments-ATG/ribbonand/or bows
crafty addicts-ATG/say it with flowers
passion for promarkers-Summer days
Julia Spiri-ATG
crafty girls creations-ATG
Petal Lu-ATG
scribbles designs-how does your garden grow
a bit more time to craft-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
polka doodle-Summertime
allsorts-frame it
crafty friends-use your dies
pile it on-favourite colours
ribbon girls-Any image
cagi-checks or stripes
crafts and me inspiration-ATG/Summer memories
Bunny Zoes-Summer florals
unicorn challenge-make it pearly
pearly sparkles-glamarous girls and pearls
Hope the sun is shining for you and thank you for dropping by-all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Create Your Own Challenge

Morning and Sunday morning means a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is ATG/colour challenge we are sponsored by The Fantasy Art Of Nikki Burnette and I used the image Elf Stamp-Lisella coloured with promarkers/glamour dusted and distress inks round the edges,cardstock from Papermill Direct and B.Paper from stash.
I used white/black/purple/red/yellow/green
challenges-
ooh-la-la-something beginning with F/Fairies
I love promarkers-glitter and glitz
crafty catz-add bling
allsorts-frame it
crafty cardmakers-bling
not just cards-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
eclectic ellapu-ATG
Thank you for dropping -your comments are much appreciated and hope you can join us this week.
Carol x x

Friday, 15 July 2016

Unicorn Betsy

Morning and back with my fourth and last DT card for today which is for the ATG challenge at Crafting With Friends and we are sponsored by Ppinky Dolls-I used the image "Unicorn Betsy" coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,everthing else is oddments from stash,cardstock is from Papermill Direct.
Challenges-
corrosive challenges-nature/animals
pile it on-use your favourite colour(s)
lacy sunshine-ATG
left of center-animals
digi choosday-for the girls
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
I love promarkers-glitter and glitz
Pennys challenges-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-animals
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-for a girl and sentiment
craft rocket-ATG
star stampz-celebrations
crafting with an attitude-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/or CAS
digistamps4joy-ATG/dies or punches
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Christmas in The Cold

Morning and back with my third card of four--nearly there lol.My DT for CCC Digi Creations is using the "In The Cold" image from our sponsor Robyns Fetish(one of my fave images)coloured with promarkers,papers,dies.glamour dust and soft snow from stash,cardstock from papermill Direct.The challenge is Release the Glitter and we are also sponsored by ADFD.
challenges-
allsorts-one for the boys
catch the bug-Christmas
Dis digi designs-Christmas
pile it on-use your favourite colours
lacy sunshine-ATG
crafty boots-Christmas
inky chicks-Christmas
cardz4guys-Christmas
deep ocean-Christmas
Pennys challenges-ATG
whoopsi Daisy-Christmas
crafty calender-punches and/or dies
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Spa Day For the Girls

Morning and back with my second card of four today-My DT card for Simply papercrafts using Spa Day from MelonHeadz you gets loads more images than I have used, coloured with promarkers,everything else is from my stash-the screen card I have had for yonks and no idea where it came from.
challenges-
pile it on-use your favourite colour(s)
incy wincy-fancy folds
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-for the girls
Pennys challenges-ATG
Double D-simply gingham
aud sentiments-for a girl+sentiment
Hope you find the time to join us and thank you for dropping by
Carol x x

Retirement with Lavender and Tea

Well I spent all yesterday at grandaughters sports day Ellies in the morning and Hollys in the after-noon both did brilliantly.I have four DT cards to post today the first one is for the "Just for Fun" challenge at Crafty Girlz as we have no sponsor this week.I was asked for a retirement card and used some toppers and B.paper from Jane Shaskys "From the Heart of the Garden CD,backing card was embossed with Crafters Companion EF,Sue Wilson Beaded flourish die,ribbon/lace,liquid pearls and pearls from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct.Sentiment was computer generated in Dafont.
challenges-
pile it on-use your favourite colour(s)/lavender
Ribbon girls-ATG
lacy sunshine -ATG
craft your passion-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
crafty gals corner-monochromatic
crafty addicts-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-for a girl+sentiment
cute card Thursday-embossing
creative craft cottage-Eileens challenge/lavender ribbon/bow---TOP 3
unicorn challenge-make it pearly
card mania-lace and/or pearls
Hope you can join us and thanks for dropping by
Carol x x


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Dump Truck Wishes

Slightly late today but we have a new challenge starting at Create and Inspire which is "Just For Fun" so hope you find the time to join us.I made a birthday card for my Grandsons 3rd birthday using an image I won from from Scribbles Designs -Dump Truck Wishes" he is a big big fan of trucks of any kind and a bit of an expert too lol.The cardstock is from Papermill Direct,sentiment is computer generated in Dafont using "School Font",paper from stash and cow image card is recycled packaging,the three embellishments in the corner have caused uproar lol they were in a bag of alphabet buttons so they are actually I's-now for some reason I thought they were candles but the rest of the family thought they were carrots??? weird lol.The image is coloured with promarkers.
challenges-
Julia Spiri-ATG
craft rocket-ATG
star stampz-celebrations
QKR Stampede-transportation
creative fingers-ATG
Brown sugar-monochrome
creative corner-ATG
allsorts-one for the boys
pile it on-use your favourite colour(s)
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
paper creator-just for men
scrappers delights-ATG
fab'n'funky-add a sentiment
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals corner-monochromatic
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are always much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 11 July 2016

Brand New Mixed Media Challenge Blog

I am delighted to have been asked to join the brand new Mixed Media challenge Love to Craft which has the first challenge on the 1st August so hope you will support us.

We welcome any and all kinds of Handmade Creations - from CARDS, tags, ATCs and a scrapbook Layouts - to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects - even knitting, crocheting, quilting and jewelry-making! Whatever you're working on, we want to see it! :)

Our Challenges Will Go live AT 6:00 AM PM EST on 1st day of the-MONTH Until 6:00 PM EST Last day of the MONTH. Winners and the Top Picks Will BE Chosen by Our Design Team and announced on the-15th of the-MONTH Following the-close of each Challenge.

You May the enter Our Challenges-up to five The Times (as Long as the each Project is Different) and You May Combine Our ​​Challenges with as many other challenges as you'd like! The more the merrier! :)
Hope to see you there
Carol x x



Bite Me !!!

Morning and we have a new challenge starting at Get Creative which is "Celebrations" and as we are sponsored by Ikes Art I chose the image "Bite Me" and the La Femme sentiment to celebrate femininity-coloured with promarkers,stamped La Femme is from a set with a long lost cover,B.papers from Craftwork Cards,cardstock from Papermill Direct,ribbon/pearls and dewdrops from stash.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
deep ocean-colours of Summer
fab'n'funky-2 or more D.papers
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/ribbon and/or bows
word art Wednesday-ATG
The crafty addicts-ATG
aud sentiments-for a girl+sentiment
creative craft cottage-Eileens challnge/lavender ribbon/bow--WINNER
creative fingers-ATG
polka doodle-add ribbon or twine
brown sugar-monochrome?
creative corner-ATG
pile it on-use your favourite colours
ribbon girls-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
card mania-lace and/or pearls
digistamps4joy-ATG
pearly sparkles-glamorous girls and pearls
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Quirky Herbert,Brushoes and Pencils

I can't believe it's almost a week since I posted a card lol well I have one here using my brand new rubber stamp and brilliantly quirky image from Stampotique-
Herbert Hare by Karen Hayselden.I coloured the image using (cough cough)my grandaughters crayola pencils lol and inspiration from Karen,the little stamped circles are from Polka Doodle,the stamped sentiment is from Visible Image.Cardstock from Papermill Direct the background was created by spraying water and Brushoes through a stencil-a new technique for me.
challenges-
not just cards-ATG
make my Monday-explode------------TOP 3
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
deep ocean-colours of Summer
classic design team-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
MAWTT-no designer paper
as you like it-markers or pencils-I have always used markers but cough borrowed my grandaughter pencils for this so could be converted lol
craft rocket-ATG
creative corner-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-Animals
creative artiste-ATG
corrosive challenge-nature/animals
pile it on-use your favourite colour/a compilation of my fave colours lol
OSAAT-ATG/elements of nature
left of center-animals
love to create-anything creative/mixed media
CAGI-make your own background
more mixed media-ATG/pastel colours
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated-hope to catch up with you all later
Carol x x

Monday, 4 July 2016

Mmmm Choc Chip Cookies

Morning everyone we had a brilliant day at Grandson Noahs Christening and the weather wasn't too bad just a little chilly-I said that so normally and it's July for goodness sake!!!We have a new challenge for you at Crafting From The Heart which is ATG with Patties Creations sponsoring and I used the brilliant image "Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar" coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,cardstock from Papermill Direct,both paper oddments are from stash and co-ordinating sentiment was found in an oddment box whilst looking for something else lol.
challenges-
crafty sentiments-ATG
cardz4guys-CAS
as you like it -markers/pencils-markers as that is all I have lol
crafty girls creations-ATG
Morgans Artworld-use patterned paper
allsorts-gingham style
catch the bug-ATG
eclectic ellapu-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/CAS
Hope you will join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Sunday, 3 July 2016

A Rose by Any other Name

Morning we have a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is ATG/Use a Rose and we are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique,Eureka Stamps and Melonheadz-I was chosen to use ATG and own image but as a have a beautiful Rose and sentiment stamp set and not been used for a good couple of decided to use the twist too.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,I sprayed the background with Brushoes overstamped with a rose,the image is stamped-rose and leaves decoupaged,coloured with Brushoes used as watercolours,bow die/pearls and fibres from stash-everthing was on silicone for height.Today is the Christening of our little Grandson Noah William so hope the day stays fine.
challenges-
Crafty boots-Summertime
craft your passion-ATG
digi choosday-bling/glitter/gems-Pearls?
crafty sentiments-ATG
a snowflakes promise-Summer
lemon shortbread-ATG
deep ocean-colours of Summer
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/Summer
inky impressions-Summertime
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
crafty addicts-ATG/hobbies
Julia Spiri-ATG/garden
star stampz-Summer
more mixed media-ATG
card mania-lace and/or pearls
OSAAT-_ATG with flowers
Fashionable stamping-beautiful blooms
love to create-anything creative/mixed media
classic design team-ATG
Hope you find the time to check out the DT cards and blogs and maybe join us in the challenge-what could be easier than a rose
Carol x x

Friday, 1 July 2016

Deco Art and Chickens

Morning and back with my second DT post today-this one is for the ATG challenge at Simply Papercrafts -we are sponsored by Di's Digis who does not provide images so I made another hanging using my Art Deco misters and a texture stamp round the edges from Crafters Companion,I used a chicken image from Google,layered onto some pieces of boards card recycled from a magazine-then matted onto kraft card all edges were distressed -then just added a Tim Holtz scaredy cat in black and kraft-quite like this.
challenges-
pink gem-anything but a card
crafty friends-inspired by a song/Louis Jordan - Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
pile it on-vehicles
not just cards-ATG
crafty boots-Summertime
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
Simon says-ATG
the paper shelter-photo insp
Pennys challenges-ATG
sisterhood of crafters-make your own background
inky impressions-Summertime
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
crafty addicts-ATG/hobbies
4 crafty chicks-ATG
more mixed media-ATG
sls lines-anything but a card
classic design team-ATG
altered eclectics-ATG/mixed media
Thank you for joining us and hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Lavender in memory of Eileen

I have two DT post today the first is for the new challenge this morning at CCC Digi Creations is to use a lavender ribbon or bow in memory of Eileen Dobson owner of the challenge blog. Lisa has now taken control of the challenge and continuing in Eileens honour.We have Lacy Sunshine and Fabrika Fantasy sposoring and I used the beautiful image "Air Fairy" from Fabrika Fantasy coloured with promarkers,cardstock/papers/ribbon/lace/glitter glue and pearls from stash,Marianne dies.
challenges-
crafty friends-inspired by a song/I can't let maggie go-Honeybus(she flies like a bird)
left of center-monochrome
Ribbon girls-any image
Lacy sunshine-ATG
make my Monday-Fairies
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-bling/glitter/gems
Tuesday throwdown-Fairies and fantasy
crafting by designs-ATG
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-fave markers/pencils-markers as not used pencils since school lol
C.R.A.F.T-ribbon and sparkle
crafty girls creations-ATG
Thank you for calling and hope you will join us
Carol x x