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Friday, 29 September 2017

Joy to Christmas

Morning and hope everyone is well-we have a new challenge at Simply Papercrafts and we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments,I used the image "Joy of Christmas" coloured with promarkers.The embossed background is Ditsy Dots from TL and all the oddments of P paper/ribbon bow from Stash-glamour dust using a dots stamp around image.
challenges-
crafty friends-ribbon and/or lace
ribbon girls-any image
CAGI-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
deep ocean-goodbye Summer
Ikes world-ATG----------TOP 3
crafty creations-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-Christmas
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-geometric shapes
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 25 September 2017

Cupcakes and Glamour Dust

Morning and this is my 2nd DT post today and the last one for Crafting From The Heart as I have decided to step down from the DT.Papernest Dolls are sponsoring and I used the image-Cupcake Avery coloured with promarkers and added silver glamour dust.Stamped sentiment is from a set no longer in packet/cardstock from Papermill Direct,the background was made with smooched distress inks/then inked through a TH stencil,texture stamp round edges from Crafters Companion and the star was a craft mag freebie,doodles round edges and put onto a DL card .
challenges-
let's craft and create-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-Birthdays
inky chicks-favourite colours/purple/blue
the paper shelter-make it digital
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-use a two word sentiment
polka doodle-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-birthday card
crafting with Dragonflies-star struck
INTAAS-a special day
Unicorn challenge-birthday
DL.Art-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Little Wooden Bird House

Morning hope you are all well and enjoyed your weekend I took Ellie and Holly in town on Saturday for a girly day shopping and something to eat,then yesterday as it was my birthday we all went for a meal my eldest son,wife and 2 grandsons,my youngest son,fiance and his two daughters-Ellie and Holly,my daughter and her ex hubby(well estranged really as not divorced and we still see him every weekend)-Holly is practically recovered but couldn't eat everything as her mouth started hurting her again--still managed birthday cake though!!!

I have two DT posts today the first one is for A Inky Mess and I finally decorated a little wooden bird house bought from The Works earlier in the year-I used acrylic paints then stamped birds on the roof with Crafty Individuals stamp,Chocolate Baroque little Bee and Polka Doodles little Butterfly from sets.The little birds were cut from a craft mag freebie stamp,and I used Memory Box and Sue Wilson dies-looking back wish I had not put the butterflies and birds on but hey ho done now.
challenges-
Deep ocean-goodbye Summer
little red wagon-leaf it to me
fab'n'funky-floral embellishments---WINNER/TOP 3
creative moments-ATG
Pennys challenge-ATG
creative inspirations-seasonal/Summer
polka doodle-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
that's crafty-fly away-------------TOP 3
allsorts-things with wings
love to create-creative/mixed media
CAGI-ATG
eclectic ellapu-Nature
altered eclectics-mixed media/altered
pile it on-feathers/no P.paper
happy little stampers-ATG with dies
Thank you for dropping by and hope you willjoin us this month
Carol x x

Friday, 22 September 2017

Fairy Tale Unicorn in Pencils

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at Crafting With Friends sponored by Fabrika Fantasy and I used the image "Fairy-Tale Unicorn" once again but this time coloured with pencils-a first for me-the lines of glamour dust were added because my printer has decided despite head cleaning it is going to leave faint lines!!!I used layered stitch dies from The Works and all papers from stash,the little corrugated cardboard arrow painted with Aztec paint was one of a set from Dutch Doobado,I added a thin DST all round edges of card and pressed glamour dust onto it for more sparkle.No sentiment until I decide who it is for.
Sorry if I am slow getting round to you all but had grandaughter Holly off school all week with abcess on her tooth-really swollen and in pain on antibiotics at the moment.
challenges-
a bit more time to craft-ATG
CAGI-Fantasy-----------------------------WINNER
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG-----Honorary Mention
let's craft and create-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-Fantasy
lemon shortbread-ATG
the paper shelter-make it digital
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
day dreamer challenge-ATG
creates and makes-ATG
2 crafty critter crazies-feature a critter
classic design team-ATG----DT FAVOURITE
eclectic ellapu-flora/fauna/nature
DL.Art-ATG
the Fairy and the Unicorn-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated-hope you will join us
Carol x x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Fairy-Tale Unicorn

Morning and hope everyone is well as can be expected-we have a new ATG challenge at Artistic Inspirations sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and I used the image "Fairy-Tale Unicorn"coloured with the wedge end of the promarkers,I went with an arty shape to match the colouring and left it pretty much CAS.
Oddments of paper from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG
I love promarkers-animals
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-CAS
star stampz-colours of Autumn
creatalicious-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
QKR Stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
CAGI-fantasy
making memories-ATG/colour insp
sheepski designs-feature a creature
emerald city-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
eclectic ellapu-flora/fauna/nature
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
The Fairy and Unicorn-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Friday, 15 September 2017

Back to School with Friends

Morning and this is my 2nd and last DT post today which is for the new ATG/Back To School challenge at Crafty Girlz.I used a pr-coloured image from Mos Digital pencil which was actually bought from Hobby House a couple of years ago.I decided to decorate a note-book bought from Hobbycraft also a couple of years ago-trying to use up my crafty stash.
The elements are cut from Tim Holtz papers which I have had for a good few years-thought it was about time I used them!!!
I distressed all edges/the paper clips are from stash and everything was put on with silicone for extra depth.
challenges-
corrosive challenges-ATG
Make my Monday-something for a child----EDITORS CHOICE
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
try it on Tuesday-my friend
Ikes world-ATG
little red wagon-distress it
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
day dreamer challenge-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
clasic design team-ATG
Brown sugar-back to school-------------TOP 3
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Penguins and Butterflies

Morning and I have two DT posts today,the first one is my last post for CCC Digi Designs as I have decided to step down from a couple of DT-I have been struggling to catch up for a few months now-and hubbys ongoing health problems-he has also just been diagnosed with onset of Alzheimers and vascular dementia so just taking a little more time back.
The new challenge is "3 of a Kind"-easy peasy right? Sponsoring are-Delicious Doodles,Di's Digis and Conie Fong-I have two cards to show,the first one is Girl,Princess,butterfly Teddy from Conie Fong,coloured with promarkers,Spellbinders Die-cut frame/butterfly stamp/dewdrops/pearls and papers from stash.
challenges-
Make my Monday-something for a child
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-my friend
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
star stampz-colours of Autumn
cutie pie-my fave cutie image
digistamps4joy-warm colours--------TOP 3
The next one is 3 Chilly Penguins from Di's Digis coloured with promarkers,silver stars/soft snow and B.paper from stash.
challenges-
corrosive challenges-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
inky chicks-use your fav colours/greens
Ikes world-ATG
I love promarkers-animals
creative inspirations-seasonal
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas
eclectic ellapu-Nature
Sheepski designs-feature a creature
2crafty critter crazies-feature a critter

Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
See you in half an hour
Carol x x

Monday, 11 September 2017

Visage/Eyes and Glasses

Morning and hope everyone is safe and well--we have a new Just For Fun challenge today at Crafting From The Heart and I made a postcard.The background was made with distress inks,then a selection of craft mag freebie stamps,ink through sequin waste then stamped and heat embossed IndigoBlu-Dramatic Eye and added dots with white pen,I also wrote "we are" and "watching you" in the lens of the glasses.
challenges-
little red wagon-make your own background
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
Simon says-stamp it
C.R.A.F.T-embossing
QKR Stampede-ATG/Fall colours
creative fingers-ATG
corrosive challenge-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Busy Bumble Bee

Morning and we have a new challenge starting at Create and Inspire-sponsored by Sheepski Designs and I used the fabulous image
"Bumble Bee Blossom" coloured with promarkers and glossy accents on wings.
The B.paper was a craft mag freebie and I overstamped with the Chocolate baroque Bee and Honeycomb stamps,the small Bee strip was from snipit box/hessian from stash and the stamped sentiment from Crafters Companion,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
Stitched square die from The Works.
challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
Tuesday Throwdown-punches and/or dies
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-Bugs
creative craft cottage-thinking of you/get well-----WINNER
in the pink-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment----------------WINNER
polka doodle-ATG
QKR Stampede-use Fall colours/ATG------TOP 5
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
catch the Bug-chin up buttercup
Sheepski designs-feature a creature-------TOP 3
crafting with an attitude-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG/warm colours
eclectic ellapu-flora&fauna/Nature
mix it up-ATG
allsorts-use at least 2 D.papers
DL.Art-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The Carlton Gang

Grandchildren all back to school,girls went back Tuesday and Jozef had his first day at school yesterday app went "good,good" think what swung it was a boy in his class was 5yrs and brought a chocolate cake!I very rarely make a CD card but I found these images I printed off last year and fit nicely into a few challenges-so printed off a B.paper-paper and images are from Joanna Sheen "American Frontier" CD.Button and metal button brads/hessian from stash,script B.paper from K&Co/reward label was off a clothing saved from last year-knew it would come in handy!Happy birthday stamp was a craft mag freebie stamped in brown then offset in black,Everything was put on with silicone for some height.
challenges-
QKR Stampede-Wild West
monochrome magic-ATG
crafty friends-birthdays
CD Sunday-let's hear it for the boys
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-lots of layers
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG
MAWTT-add a number
aud sentiments-ATG
Unicorn challenge-birthday
country view-metal/metal buttons
the crafty addicts-button or brad
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Pretty In Pink

Morning and I have a "In The Pink" card for the challenge at Daisy Chain,I used a pre-coloured image by Mo Manning but purchased from Hobby House,and I just added glamour dust.The die-cut frame is from Spellbinders,oddments of paper/ribbon/dewdrops from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
Sunny Day crafting-I is for ice-cream--------TOP PICK
word art Wednesday-ATG
Pennys challenges-quick and easy
creatalicious-ATG-------------WINNER
cute card Thursday-too cute
in the pink-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
QKR-stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/ladies day---------TOP 3
monochrome magic-ATG monochrome
open-minded crafting fun-airy in August/weather-------DT FAVOURITE
the crafty addicts-ATG/girly
ribbon girls-ATG
make my Monday-something for a child
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
Dragonfly dreams-patterned paper
crafty calendar-kids/babies
craft-dee bowz-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG/warm colours
crafty girls creations-ATG
Lets craft and create-childs play----------TOP 3
lemon shortbread-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can find the time to join us now that Summer holidays are over and school is now back
Carol x x

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Isobelle and Teabags

Morning and we have a new ATG/Distress challenge at 613 Avenue Create-I started off making a tag which morphed into a tag come bookmark-the background was made with distress inks onto cutting board/sprayed with water and smooshed-right word??? card through-then I added a few texture stamps from Crafters Companion-then heat embossed"Isobelle" from Inkylicious in gold EP-distress inked all edges-the flower was die-cut layers from dried out teabags-another first for me.
challenges-
Ikes world-ATG----------TOP 3
Simon says-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
4 crafty chicks-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/ladies day
Morgans artworld-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
sweet stamper-CAS
sweet stampin-heat embossing
daydreamer challenge-ATG
creative artiste-ATG/mixed media
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Canvas and Trees

Morning and September already(my birth month)and I am back with my 5th of 5 DT posts today-we have a new ATG challenge at Love to Scrap and we are sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle and Dr Digis.I used a canvas sheet which I lightly covered with Aztec silver paint which looks grey?/stamped round the edges with a craft freebie stamp and added two strips of dry wall mesh.
I stamped the tree images from Crafty Individuals onto card which I had dabbed with distress inks on a wet wipe used to clean stamps-and although it is mainly green I thought it made a pretty cool background for the trees.
challenges-
fashionable stamping-use inks anyway you like-----SPOTLIGHTED
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
Brown sugar- try something new-dry wall mesh
crafty creations-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
creative moments-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
4 crafty chicks-ATG
creative artiste-ATG-mixed media
the artistic stamper-take a little colour
eclectic ellapu-floral and fauna/Nature
altered eclectics-mixed media/altered art
DL.ART-ATG
Hope you will join us and you have a month -all comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Textured Tag

Morning and back with 4th of 5 DT posts today-we have a new ATG challenge at Love to Craft and I decided to make a tag using a Steampunk Collage stamp from Docrafts.
The background was made with Decoart Acrylics over a layer of gesso,stamped over and then texture paste(DIY filler) through Tim Holtz mask then Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish round edges and lightly over the paste.
challenges-
fashionable stamping-use your inks anyway you like
TTCRD-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
Simon says-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
creative artiste-ATG mixed media
altered eclectics-mixed media/altered art
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x

Guest Designer at Delicious Doodles

Morning and believe it or not I have 5 DT posts today-the 3rd one is for a GDT spot at Delicious Doodles after winning the challenge last month-thank you for the invite ladies.The challene is "Fairies at The Bottom Of The Garden" and you can buy the images here.I coloured the image with the blunt end of the promarkers-quite likeing this abstract way of coloring-and doodles round the edges.
Cardstock/die-cut leaves/P.paper and mulberry paper from stash.
challenges-
MMM-lazy days of Summer
Lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-make it digital
Ikes world-ATG/mythology
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-quick and easy
creatalicious-ATG/mythical creatures
4crafty chicks-ATG
Monochrome magic-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join the challenge-you have a whole month
Carol x x

Snowmen Selfie

Morning can you believe it is September already!!!I have 5-YES-5 DT posts today the 2nd one is for the new ATG challenge at Crafting With Friends and as we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs I used the brilliant image "Snowmen Selfie"I made my "first shaker card" using film strip stamp from Inkylicious/silver stars/papers from stash-Merry Christmas die from Sue Wilson.
challenges-
CAGI-2 or more different embellishments-die-cut/silver stars
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
Brown sugar-try something new/shaker card/first use of stamp
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
inky chicks-stars
passion for promarkers-make it digital
Ikes world-ATG
little red wagon-go hybrid/digital image/stamped film strip
crafting by designs-ATG
Simon says-ATG
Word art Wednesday-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

The Pain of Mirri Card!!!

Morning and welcome to my new followers-I have 5 DT posts today can you believe and the 1st one is for the "No Patterned Paper" challenge at CCC Digi Creations and we are sponsore by OddBall Art,I used the image Bonnie Bookworm coloured with promarkers and added white gelly roll pen details and doodled round the edges.I used a small shaped card and then I have no idea what possessed me but I then covered the front with "silver" mirri card???a nightmare to take a pic and must have taken one in every room!!!
I used a Spellbinders die for the frame,banners die from My Next Stamp and a Magnolia Doohickeys corner die with sides to tuck round black cardstock and added with 3-D foam pads to make a little pocket for a book/gift token or maybe a gift of money.
Two to three hours trying to take a decent pic and done!!!
challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
Lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-stitch it
passion for promarkers-make it digital
Pennys challenges-quick and easy
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
star stampz-2 or more die-cuts
4crafty chicks-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x