Monday, 11 April 2016

Dreaded Decorating and New Baby ???

Morning and back with my second post-as I was writing the first post DIL Diane went into labour and is having to go into hospital-was planning a home birth in a birthing pool but due to staff shortage no one available!!!UPDATE Baby Noah was born at 0.46 this morning 8.5lbs and loads of hair-Mother and Baby doing well.Holly-Ann is delighted as she is 7yrs old today and they now share a birthday lol.
We have a new challenge at Artistic Inspirations which is ATG/Use your flag colours and we are sponsored by Dr Digis and I used the image Decorator Dunderton coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,sentiment from Visible Image,colour swatches are distress inks,paper from stash.
internet keeps going off will update tomorrow
Pennys challenges-ATG
inky impressions-all about the boys
word art Wednesday-ATG
Jades sparkling butterflies-ATG
crafty catz-hobbies/interests
Morgans artworld-for the men
Robyns fetish-add a sentiment
lets craft and create-card for a man
crafty boots-use a sentiment
Dream valley-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
crafty calendar-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
creative ladybirds-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


  1. Congratulations to all on the new arrival xx

    Great card :-)

  2. awwwww Congratulations to you all on your beautiful arrival & LOL Love the card :) xXx

  3. What great news, congratulations.

    Fabulous card, great idea to use the paint and paper swatches and I love the Glossy Accent glasses!

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. This is just as cute as can be Carol!! I love your take with the image and the background to go along with him!! LOL!! Congrats on your new little one!! :) HUGS

  5. Congratulations - and how are you managing to post at all!!! Great card - love the background, especially that little roll of wallpaper. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  6. Hi Carol - enormous congratulations on your new grandson - so glad to hear everyone is well. This card is super fun. I love how you have coloured the image and the background looks wonderful.

  7. Congratulations Carol! Wonderful news!
    Your card is super cute!
    Xoxo Olga

  8. A super card Carol, such a fun image and brilliant design.
    Congratulations on your wonderful news, such a shame that the home birth wasn't possible though!

  9. Just love your card Carol, the background you created goes perfectly with this cute Image. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  10. OMGosh, this is so creative Carol!! I love the wallpaper and the paint samples, this is a fantastic background scene for the image!! I love it!! Congrats on the baby, how exciting! XOX Lucy

  11. What wonderful news Carol, congratulations. Your colored image and background design are just delightful.

    Hugs Diane

  12. What a fantastic image and the background is perfectly suited to it. Thank you for joining Morgans ArtWorld For the Men Challenge. Cathie TL

  13. This is gorgeous,fab image and

  14. Wonderful Carol. Love the way you made the background look like actual little paint rollers had went over it, very clever! hugs :)

  15. Cute, I like how your background scene go along with your image. Congrats again to the new arrival.
    Hugs, Lisa

  16. Big congratulations on your new family member, and I bet all of you are just over the moon with happiness. Best wishes to all. And I love all the 'paint chips' on this cute DIY card. What a clever way to show off this cute digi, and especially loved the extra detail of the 'rollup wallpaper' and the embossing on the green & gold in the corner. TFS &Hugs.

  17. Congratulations on the newest member of the family. Just wanted to welcome you to my design team and look forward to working with you.

    Hugs Erin xx

  18. Brilliant background! Little sections of paint and wallpaper, the rolled up end is a clever detail, how perfect for this painter dude!

  19. Congratulations on the birth of your new baby.
    A great card for a male. I love the way you done the background. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

    I have some blog candy on my blog, come and have a play.

  20. Brilliant card and thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz this week

  21. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz...And good luck..

    Caz CC GDT x
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  22. I've got a few of these images myself and they do make me smile! I love this card and the way you've done the streaks of paint and bits of paper for the background is genius! Lovely colouring too. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  23. Lovely creation! I love background!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge April "ATG".