Monday, 28 July 2014

Another canvas

Morning everyone,do you remember me saying my grandaughter Ellie (7yrs)was having problems at school and socially,well she has been assesed and apparently has some genetic problems sooo another assesment,meetings when they are back at school and back to see the specialist in 6 months,they think it could be a strain of Aspergers bless her she has really struggled the last 10 months,think it was brought to a head when they went to Spain for a week then back home for a week,then moved out into their own house and a new class at school-too much for her to cope with with no preparation,as she doesn't cope well with change to her routine and with hindsight we can now see the reason behind some of her behaviour.Right onto my canvas,been dying to have another go after my first but only just finally had time to play.Coated canvas with gesso,added spiders web,lace(recycled off old net curtains),corrugated cardboard die-cut,wooden heart and flowered clock face,flowers,buttons,dewdrops,tiny bows all from stash,homemade modelling paste through a stencil and heat embossed gold round the edges and swiped pan pastel over the raised pattern.Hope you like it.

challenges-
everybody-art-challenge-use corrugated cardboard
top tip Tuesday-material girl
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
hobbybook designer-lots of circles
the paper shelter-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/use one flower
sisterhood of crafters-die-cuts and/or punches
crafters cafe blog-ATG
inky impressions-no D.paper
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
pile it on-embossing(edges)
eclectic ellapu-ATG
imagination crafts-ATG
country view-stencil it
Thanks for dropping you by your support and comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Summer Fun

Morning everyone-what about this heat-don't know about you but I like it a bit cooler!never satisfied are we lol?We have a new challenge starting today at Crafting at the Weekend as always it's ATG and the sponsors are The East Wind and Lacy Sunshine.The image I used was in my box of images with no name on so sorry not sure who's it is,coloured with promarkers and chalked the sky,B.paper-Papermania-parisienne Blue,dies,liquid pearls,twine and buttons from stash.

challenges-
pile it on-Summer fun
eclectic ellapu-country/travel/holiday
red carpet studio- grown ups- a kid at heart?
paper makeup stamps-die-cuts/punches
crazy challenge-die-cuts/punches
ooh-la-la-vintage
crafty boots-Summer holidays
papertake weekly-it's a jolly holiday
creative card crew-sea/beach
passion for promarkers-Summer lovin
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
just inspirational-3 layers or more
handmade harbour-Summer fun
hobbybook designer-lots of circles
the paper shelter-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-die-cuts and/or punches
word art Wednesday-ATG
Natalie and Amy-Summertime
whimsy inspires-Summertime
creative craft cottage-monochromatic
crafty little fairies-Summer fun
Deep ocean-lots of layers

Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Hope you can join us and don't forget you have a month to join in
Carol xx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Full Bloom and Buttons

Morning everyone and hope you are all well today.We have a new challenge at Crafty Girls which is the all time favourite---ATG.Our sponsors are Angies Digi Store and Stampart by Kathryn whose image I have used-Full Bloom coloured with promarkers and I printed the image twice and decoupaged the flowers and base of flowerpot,I used the layered Sizzix dies which I won in a challenge a couple of months ago,buttons and dewdrops from stash and papers are Vintage Blooms by Jennifer Ellory.
creative colour inspirational photo-
challenges-
crafty catz-hot Summer or hot colours
eclectic ellapu-ATG
Lacy sunshine-flowers
paper makeup stamps-die-cuts/punches
crazy challenge-diecuts/punches
the paper nest dolls-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
creative colors-colour challenge
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
just inspirational-3 layers or more
paper pretties-pink/green
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
ladybug crafts-Summer flowers
stamping sensations-Summer blooms
deep ocean-lots of layers

Hope you stop by and join us
Carol xx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

GDT spot at Crafting by Designs

Morning everyone today I am delighted to have a GDT spot at Crafting by Designs,and the challenge is "Hats"These images I have used have been in my stash for yonks and was on the point on sending them to the school nursery with all my oddments.Then when I saw this challenge was hats I thought they were ideal to make a wall hanging.The cardstock is from Papermill Direct,and I used a selection of die-cut frames,and the ribbon I bought last year from Hobbycraft(and not used yet) was the ideal matching colour--result-- really liked the end result.

challenges-
Dis digi designs-dies and/or punches
fussy and fancy-all about girls
creative corner-ribbon
eclectic ellapu-ATG
ooh-la-la-vintage
the paper nest dolls-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
ladybugs crafts ink-CAS
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
just inspirational-3 layers or more
DL.ART-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
imagination crafts-ATG
deep ocean-lots of layers
Hope you find the time to suppory and join in the challenge-don't forget to check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tattered Lace Christmas

Yes I know roasting hot and I make a Christmas card,well I bought the Tattered lace magazine and the dies were free with mag-and as there are so many Christmas challenges about desided to have aplay,the houses and trees were cut twice and the glamour dusted snowflakes are from Memory Box.The embossed background is Tattered Lace too,cardstock from Papermill direct,ribbon from stash.
challenges-
divas by design-Christmas in July
Hobbybook designer-Christmas in July
the paper shelter-holiday time
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas
4crafty chicks-the great outdoors
polka doodle-add a twinkle(glamour dust)
creative corner-ribbon
allsorts-white on white
corrosive challenges-Christmas in July
lexis creations-Christmas in July
craft your passion-Christmas in July
papertake weekly-it's a jolly holiday
clear it out-Christmas in July+ glitter
twisted Tuesday-Christmas -add a tree
die-cuttin divas-Christmas in July
jelly park-Christmas in July
Thank you for calling and comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Not how it looked in my head lol

Morning everyone this is my second and last post this morning,we have a new ATG challenge at Crafting From The Heart.The sponsors this week are The Stamping chef,Chi Chi Memories,and Lacy Sunshine whose image I chose-Sadie coloured with promarkers,B.paper from Tim Holtz,charms, die-cut flowers and broken ear-ring from stash.This was my second attempt at this card and I cut out the image to try again,still not happy as I said this wasn't how I pictured it in my head but as I was running out of time -here it is,not sure I used the right B.paper for the image or would it have looked better matted and layered onto black???

challenges-
I love promarkers-girls,girls,girls
a step in the dark-ATG/use metal
Disdigi designs-dies and/or punches
fussy and fancy-all about girls
eclectic ellapu-ATG
scribble and scrap crafts-ATG
check out the Dt cards and blogs for some great inspiration-thank you for dropping by and any comments(good or bad lol) are much appreciated
See you tomorrow
Carol x

Post-it Note Holder

Morning everyone and hope this new week finds you well,and hugs to those who are not,this is my first of two posts today.We have a new challenge at Artistic Inspirations-ATG/Buttons and our sponsor is Robyns Fetish.I decided to make a post-it-note holder and chose the image Backpack coloured with promarkers,B.paper is from Lawn fawn,sml rulers from a TH paper crowded attic,alphabet buttons from Hobbycraft,pen out of a set from a pound shop.
challenges-
papertake weekly-buttons/bows or bling
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
paper creators-for a child
eclectic ellapu-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
scribble and scrap crafts-ATG
shopping our stash-can't put it down/away-promarkers
Fairytale-challenge-digi/stamped image
Hope you can join our challenge this week if you can find the time-- see you there
See you at 8am with my next DT card
Carol xx