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Friday, 13 April 2018

Holly-Ann the Drumming Unicorn

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at Crafting With Friends sponsored by My Stitch Back in Twine but due to printer trouble my card is my own stamp.My card was made for our youngest grandaughter Holly-Ann who was 9yrs old on Wednesday-she loves Unicorns and as she is currently having drumming lessons calls herself The Drumming Unicorn!!!

The background was made by stamping music score from Kanban onto plain green paper(green is her favourite colour-mine too)the stamped drum set(which I stamped and silver embossed twice and decoupaged small drum and roses)the drumsticks(stamped and cut out)and the co-ordinating sentiment stamps are all part of the same set from Crafters Companion.The birthday sentiment was printed in Dafont before printer broke as I knew what I was going to need luckily!!!-then I just doodles round all sentiment edges.

I coloured the image with promarkers and drums ended up being a different shade purely because I stamped onto different card.I also added a Unicorn image inside.
Holly is now the proud owner of a set of drums-thankfully at her Mums and not ours lol and best of luck to the neighbours!!!

OOhh and as it's also Friday the 13th it's Hubbys 69th birthday too and we are having a little party for Holly tonight so will catch up with you all tomorrow.

challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
Di's digi designs-hand coloured image
colour crazy-ATG
sweet stampin-embossing
allsorts-squares
crafty friends-use favourite colour/green
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
use your stuff-squares
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-only for the girls
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-blooming days
pause,dream,enjoy-ATG
I love promarkers-monochrome
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-add some texture
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-Birthday sentiment
crafting with an attitude-ATG
mix it up-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Cheers!!!

Morning -hope everyone is well and ready to join our new ATG/Dies/stencils challenge at Create and Inspire-sponsore by Sweet Escape Digis,and as I am now sorted with a new printer I used the beautiful image "Cheers",coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents.

I cut the image out and used silicone gel for depth and placed on a Spellbinders die-cut frame--the background was made using two shades of oxide ink through a Dutch Doobedoo and a TH stencil,the strips of adhesive gems from Home Bargains,also used one for an ear-ring.
challenges-
pause,dream,enjoy-colour it
the paper shelter-girl power
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
MAWTT-Food and/or drink
cute card Thursday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
Di's digis-hand coloured image
colour crazy-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
crafty friends-use favourite colour/green
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
classic design team-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
cutie pie-delightful digis
pile it on-think small/gems
happy little stampers-ATG with dies
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Monty Python Inspired

Morning and we were absolutely devastated yesterday I went to let our two ducks Daphne and Derek out to find the duck house side broken into fox pawprints all over outside had found a weak spot and ducks gone-we have had them from 4 days old!!! Chickens were on high alert and not a peep out of any of them all day-my son saw the fox walking down the street the other night and said it was big and with a very big bushy tail-next door neighbour said he haerd a commotion at 3am but couldn't see anything!!!

Right onto card we have a new Monochrome challenge at Daisy Chain starting today and yyyaaaaayyy this is the first one-layer CAS card that I am actually pleased with a Monty Python inspired card,Stamps used are Inkylicious,Lisa Horton from Creative Expressions and the hand is part of a collage stamp from Docrafts I do believe(lost the wrapper)sentiment stamp was from a craft mag freebie set and I drew the lines with a Sharpie and a ruler and red lips was also a sharpie.
challenges-
creatalicious-ATG
crafty friends-ATG
monochrome magic-monochrome---RANDOM WINNER and TOP 3
Morgans artworld-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
the paper shelter-girl power
crafty gals corner-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
classic design team-ATG
Penny Black and more-black/white+1 other
stinkin inkers-simply made
Ikes world-ATG
Happy little stampers-CAS/chevrons
crafting with an attitude-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month-catch up with you all today.
Carol x x

Monday, 2 April 2018

Brusho Play

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at Artistic Inspirations-sponsored by A Crafty Gals Life.I made a tag-the background was made with black and yellow Brushos-the corner stamp and sentiment are from Sheena Douglas and the ribbon is an oddment from stash.Now it took me several tries to line this sentiment up and it's still a bit wonky!!!---Welcome to my new follower Sally.
challenges-
Simon says-ATG
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
crafty friends-ATG
we love to create-creative/mixed media
delicious doodles-anything but square
pile it on-think small/small tag/sentiment/small piece of ribbon/Brushos-nothing smaller than those!
happy little stampers-watercolour/ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you're not eating tooo much chocolate !!!
Carol x

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Fruit Tea Bag Holder

Morning and this is the last of my four DT posts today-we have an ATG challenge at Love To Craft and I made a fruit tea bag holder.Cardstock and little wooden teapot painted with tarnished brass distress stain-the Graphic 45 litle topper/ribbon/hessian and bead from stash-flower made using Elizabeth Designs die and paper from The Works.
challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
creative moments-ATG
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
MAWTT-food and/or drink(tea/pie)-------TOP 5
cardz4galz-buttons and/or bows(bow)
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
crafty catz-ATG/use old stash/papers/image/teapot/hessian
creative fingers-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Peace and Happiness

Morning and I have 4 DT posts today the third one is a postcard for the April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers challenge at Love To Scrap sponsored by Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and using Casual Comfort stamp set.The background was made mopping up left over oxide ink on work surface(beside cabinet lol)then stamped in distress inks-sentiment is also in the set-you actually get nine sentiments in the set and three foliage stamps.
challenges-
crafty sentiments-ATG
Simon says-|ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
Hope you can find the time to join us this month
Carol x x

Greatness Girl

Morning and I have 4 DT posts today the second one is for 613 Avenue Create and the challenge is ATG/Use Vellum-now as I thought I had vellum but turns out not to be the case I went ATG and made a postcard.I covered thick cardstock in kitchen roll-then when dry smooshed it through watered down oxide ink-then I overstamped with Soapy Bubbles-Positive then stamped Inspired by Banksy-Greatness Girl onto card and distress ink round edges-I did try stamping straight onto the background but because of uneven surface had to cover by stamping onto card-both stamps from Bee Crafty.
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
crafty friends-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

HappBee Birthday

Morning and here we are in April already!!! I have 4 DT posts today-the first one is for a GDT spot at Stamping Sensations and the challenge is "One For The Girls"-thank you for the invite ladies.I started by stamping the Chocolate Baroque Bee in versamark onto white card and embossing with white EP,then covered card with a couple of colours of oxide inks-then used ink with texture stamps and through sequin waste.The stitched square dies are from The Works,floer and foliage dies from Elizabeth Design Dies,pearl/stamens and paper flowers from stash using silicone glue over cheescloth-sprinkled with Ranger distress glitter to hide any visible glue-I then stamped sentiment and Bee in black onto smallest square and doodled round the edge.
challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/Spring
Double D-just wing it
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
star stampz-throw on the flowers
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/friends(Bees friends of the earth)
pink gem-famale birthday+sentiment
the artistic stamper-the birds and the Bees
Hope you will come and play
Carol x x

Friday, 30 March 2018

Grandads Shed/Mancave

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at Simply Papercrafts sponsored by Star Stampz---but still no printer so made a card using own stuff-it's hubbys birthday next month so made a card for the grandaughters to give him.Made a square card then two pieces to make the roof,wood B.paper from The Works,pre-coloured topper and little tag from Docrafts(Ithink)foliage die from Elizabeth Craft Designs,metal snali from stash and metal Chinese coin used as a windchime-recycled from a skirt belt yonks ago.
challenges-
creatalicious-ATG/birthdays
polka doodles-ATG
crafty friends-ATG
CFTH-ATG-----------------DT FAVOURITE
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
pause,dream,enjoy-fun fold cards
craft-shaped card
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
polka doodles-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/use old stash
creative fingers-ATG
Hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Art Journal Page

Morning and hope you all remembered to put the clocks forward --we have a new "Just for Fun" challenge at A Inky Mess and I made a journal page.A coat of gesso first of all then a couple of Decoart sprays and dripped the green instead of spraying.Stamps are from AALL&Create and the Art stamp from Bee Crafty which was one of four I won last month.The circles were made with a bottle lid dipped in gesso and the green stripes were made with an elastic band wrapped around cardboard and inked.
Think this ended up a little darker than I meantand should have added glossy accents to the light bulbs!
challenges-
let's craft and create-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
mix it up-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Bee Thankful

I have a quick little thank you card-I painted black card with Aztec silver metallic paint and two sizes of Bee from Chocolate Baroque-the negative part from a Gummiapan die-cut as a frame which I doodled round edges,stamped thank you was a craft mag freebie and the two fussy cut Bees were recycled from a greetings card-everything put onto 3-D sticky pads.
challenges
diesRus-frame it
creatalicious-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
Crafty catz-ATG/B for bug
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
double D-wing it
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
penny Black and more-feature a creature?
addicted to stamps-thank you
corrosive-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 16 March 2018

Mini Milk Cartons

Morning and we have a new "Just For Fun" challenge at Crafting With Friends and something different I made up two little die-cut milk cartons I bought from a craft show quite a few years ago which I found whilst looking for a lost die-cut(never found it!!!)The stitched die-cut squares are from The Works,teddy bear stamp was a craft mag freebie and the flower stamp is a Polka Doodle one stamped five times and layered,pearl flower centre from stash and mini bulldog clips from Asda.The cartons are big enough for a Cadburys creme egg.

Will catch up with you all tomorrow as going for tea and having a sleepover at eldest Sons so grandaughters can spend some time with grandsons.

challenges-
catch the bug-Natures wonders
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
fab'n'funky-anything but square
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
diesrus-frame it
creatalicious-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
stamping sensations-forest friends
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
Penny black and more-feature a creature
the creative crafters-ATG
not just cards-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Thursday, 15 March 2018

ATC set and a Tag

Morning and I am here with mid-inspiration post for the ATG challenge at Love to Scrap using Jane Austen stamps sponsored by Blank Page Muse.First of all I made a tag-covered it with leftover piece from anothe project-I first smooshed it through oxide ink then stamps from Crafters Companion and edged with oxide--all I had to do then was stamp the sentiment from Blank Page Muse and also the bow 3 times(stamped onto book page) -layered and added a small pearl from stash.

I also made an ATC set with oxide ink background sentiment stamp-craft mag freebie,texture stamp by Lisa Horton from Crafters Companion and the main floral image and bow(stamped onto book page) from the same stamp sheet by Blank Page Muse-tiny pearls from stash and flowers coloured with promarker.

challenges-
polka doodles-ATG(ATC set)
QKR stampede-ATG(ATC set)
crafty catz-layer it up(tag)
creative fingers-ATG(tag)
inkspirational-Work-florist?(ATC)
sweet stampin-inspired by a song-You Don't Bring Me Flowers(ATC)
corrosive-ATG(tag)
fashionable stamping-Springtime(ATC)
CFTH-ATG(tag)
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG(tag)
crafty cardmakers-go green(ATC)
TTCRD-ATG(tag)
passion for promarkers-Spring(ATC)
Ikes art-ATG(tag)
crafty creations-ATG(tag)
crafty gals corner-green(ATC)
fab'n'funky-anything but square(tag)
Pennys challenges-ATG(tag)
word art Wednesday-ATG(tag)
pause,dream,enjoy-(tag)
creative artiste-ATG(tag)
crafty calendar-make a tag(tag)
classic design team-ATG(tag)
not just cards-ATG(ATC)
mix it up-make your own background(tag)
creatalicious-ATG(tag)
the creative crafters-ATG
Blank page muse-ATC
Thank you for dropping by and do hope you can join us
Carol x x



Saturday, 10 March 2018

Take Time to Smell the Flowers

Morning and we have a new ATG/Mums challenge starting today at Create and Inspire which is just for fun.The background of my card was made with oxides,then oxides inked through a stencil from The Works,stamped sentiment is from a Holly Hobbie set and the flowers stamp was a craft mag freebie.I stamped the flower onto the card then onto patterned paper offset with a pearl added in the centre.
challenges-
lets craft and create-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty cardmakers-floral delight
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
the paper shelter-Spring
Pennys challenges-ATG
we love to create-ATG creative/mixed media
Sheepski designs-flowers
creative artiste-ATG
the artistic stamper-stencils/masks
mix it up-make your own background
more mixed media-ATG/green
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-feminine
star stampz-lots of green
aud sentiments-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
Di's digi designs-lots of green
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Monday, 5 March 2018

Pegasus in the Clouds

Morning and I am back with my third and last DT post today for the "Mythological/Fantasy" challenge at Get Creative.
We are sponsored by Dr Digis,Sasayaki Glitter and Angies digital stamps--and I used "Pegasus In the Clouds" from Angie--and no still no printer but had image already.
I just coloured round the outline with blue promarker and added glamour dust to wings and tail,feathers die-cut from HOTP and added glamour dust,all papers are just oddments from stash.
challenges-
monochrome magic-monochrome
creates and makes-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG
crafty girls creations-ATG
corrosive challenge-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
monochrome magic-monochrome
the crafty addicts-ATG
as you like it-single/mulit layers--multi all the time -never know when to stop adding
cute card Thursday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
sweet stampers-things with wings
Di's digis-die-cuts
crafting with Dragonflies-birds/feathers
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Stamps and Brushoes

Morning and back with my second of three DT posts today-we have a new "Just For Fun" challenge at Artistic Inspirations.I made another Brushos background(slightly heavy handed)distressed round the edges with oxides ink,Foxglove and Bee stamps from Chocolate Baroque,foliage stamp from Cas-ual Fridays stamps and sentiment stamp from a Hollie Hobby set,matted onto black cardstock.
challenges-
Sheepski designs-flowers
a perfect time to craft-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
scribbles designs-go for green
star stampz-lots of green
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
4crafty chicks-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
crafty friends-Springtime
simply create too-use green
more mixed media-ATG/use green
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Herbert Hare meets Brushos

Morning I have three DT cards today and the first one is for a new "Spring" challenge starting at Daisy Chain.I sprayed water onto watercolour card and sprinkled over Brushos and distressed edges with oxide ink.
The stamped images are Herbert Hare from Stampotique,foliage stamps from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps,and the little Bee from Chocolate Baroque,sentiment stamp from a Hollie Hobby set,matted onto black card.
challenges
love to create-ATG creative/mixed media
delicious doodles-March hare/rabbit
creative artiste-ATG mixed media
brown sugar-Spring/Easter
Do-all kreatives-Spring/Easter
stamping sensations-Forest friends
2crafty critter crazies-ATG with a critter----DT FAVE-thank you Teresa
fabrika fantasy-Spring
classic design team-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG
Penny Black and more-feature a creature
happy little stampers-ATG/watercolours
crafty sentiments-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
4 crafty chicks-ATG
crafty friends-Springtime
cute card Thursday-ATG
Thank you for dropping bay and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Black and Gold Art Deco

Morning -hope you are all well and managing to keep warm?
We have a new ATG/Recycle challenge at 613 Avenue Create-I went with ATG as I had a 50th birthday card ordered(two birds,one stone as they say)
The border was a texture stamp from Crafters Companion gold heat embossed -the stamped image-coloured with promarkers was a craft mag freebie-die-cut frame from Spellbinders-die-cut feathers from HOTP-stamped gold embossed feathers were a craft mag freebie-liquid pearls from stash and not showing too well on pic but between the image and feathers there is a ribbon of black lace roses.
challenges-
fashionable stamping-one for the girls
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-Vintage
Ikes world-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/girly
crafty creations-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
as you like it-single/multi layers+why-multi layers all the same because when I attempt single layers they never look finished
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
4crafty chicks-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG-----------DT Favourite-Thank you Sherry
allsorts-ladies only
CCC digi creations-for the girls
crafting with an attitude-ATG
card mania-embossing
cute card Thursday-ATG
INTAAS-emboss and use a die
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us and check out the DT projects and blogs
Carol x x

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Small Canvas

Morning and this is the second of two DT posts today--we have a new ATG challenge at Love To Craft and I painted a small canvas with Decoart acrylics,Aztec Metallics and a selection of texture stamps from Crafters Companion,the stamped silver embossed feather/stamped leaf was a craft mag freebie and the die-cut leaves were from Sheena Douglas/dewdrops from stash.
challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
CFTH-ATG
MMM-messy backgrounds------TOP 3
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
creative moments-ATG
Simon says-ATG
not just cards-ATG
mix it up-ATG/make your own background
Di's digis-die-cuts
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Jane Austen and BlankPage Muse

Morning --March already and hope you are all keeping warm -I have two DT posts today and the first is for a new ATG challenge at Love To Scrap and we are sponsored by BlankPage Muse-(formerly Sin City Stamps) who very generously sent all the DT a selection of stamps all beautifully wrapped.Among the images was a Jane Austen image so decided to go with a journal page using a an old book page torn and coloured with oxides,matted with coruggated card,I stamped and paper pieced the image,the words scrip background and the letterplate A was also among the sentiment stamps.The die-cut frame was from my new set by Gummiapan.
challenges-
polka doodles-ATG
QKR Stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
Lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-Vintage
Ikes world-ATG------TOP 3
creatalicious-ATG/girly
word art Wednesday-ATG
pause,dream,enjoy-stamped image
Simon says-ATG
not just cards-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Stamps and Oxides

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at A Inky Mess and we are sponsored by Luna Girl-unfortunately as you know I am without a printer as i have some beautiful Luna Girl images-sooo I made a card using my own stamp.Melanthium(grandmas Nightcap)from Stamp n'Stor -I stamped the flower again coloured with promarkersand decoupaged.I put glossy accents on the bubbles and the background was made with texture stamps from Lisa Horton and Creative Inspirations,oxides and Aztec metallic paints.
challenges-
let's craft and create-ATG
MMM-messy backgrounds
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty sentiments-Spring
lemon shortbread-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG------------TOP 3
Simon says-make your own background
cardz4galz-stamping
sweet stampin-Spring
allsorts-something beginning with B-bubbles/blue
crafty friends-Springtime
pink gem-Spring flowers
creative artiste-ATG mixed media
stamping sensations-anything with flowers--------WINNER
scribbles designs-go for green
one crazy stamper-ATG
monochrome magic-monochrome
country view-anything but cute
mix it up-ATG/CAS
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us this month
Carol x x

Friday, 23 February 2018

Oxides and Stamps

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at Simply Papercrafts,now as you may know I am currently without a printer so made a postcard using a texture stamp for the background from LisaHorton at Creative Impressions,the main stamped image is from IndigoBlu and I used a couple of oxide inks round the edges--finished.
challenges-
corrosive challenge-ATG
INTAAS-use stuff you already own
fashionable stamping-for the girls
let's craft and create-ATG
MMM-messy backgrounds
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-make your own background
word art Wednesday-ATG
star stampz-girly
we love to create-creative/mixed media
creative artiste-anything mixed media
one crazy stamper-ATG
classic design team-ATG
mix it up-ATG/CAS
Morgans artworld-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Not just cards-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Black Ice ATCs

Morning and with no printer been sorting out stamps and trying new techniques-this one is called black ice technique seen here on Purple Princess blog.I first used a larger stamp but didn't look right didn't use the versamarker lightly enough so decided to make three ATSs.I used the beautiful Bee stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

If you click on the pic you can see the ice effect.

challenges-
a bit more time to craft-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
corrosive challenge-ATG
INTASS-use stuff you already own
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky fingers-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
the paper shelter-things that fly
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative artiste-anything mixed media
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
one crazy stamper-ATG
mix it up-ATG/CAS
sweet stampers-things with wings
the creative crafters-ATG(new challenge blog)
MAWTT-things of the sky-Bees ?
monochrome magic-ATG monochrome
not just cards-ATG
Thank you for all you lovely comments on my previous card-thank you for dropping by and all comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 19 February 2018

Live Every Moment

Morning and I have been sorting my stamps and had a play.I heat embossed the IndigoBlu image "Juliet" with silver onto a background of oxide ink on black card.The sentiment was cut from an IndigoBlu sentiment and the background strip was stamped with a texture stamp from Lisa Horton at Creative Expressions.Really pleased with this one!!!

Can I just say welcome to my new follower SAMANTHA.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
Lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/sentiment
word art Wednesday-ATG
pause,dream,enjoy-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
star stampz-make it girly
C.R.A.F.T-Mothers Day/female
4 crafty chicks-ATG
MAWTT-grey/blue sky/breezes/if not okay please delete---TOP 3
we love to create-creative/mixed media
INTAAS-use stuff you already own------------------------TOP 3
fashionable stamping-one for the girls
crafting with an attitude-ATG
mix it up-ATG/CAS
the creative crafters-ATG/new challenge blog
one crazy stamper-ATG
cardz4galz-stamping
classic design team-ATG
country view challenge-anything but cute
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 16 February 2018

Oxides and Hearts

Morning and we have a new challenge at Crafting With Friends sponsored by KJArting but unfortunately after playing up for a couple of weeks my printer has now died a death!!!So not wanting to miss out I have gone ATG.I swiped two colours of oxides down black card stock and edged with Cosmic shimmer gold polish,the heart die is from The Works and I had to cut another from darker card as the red glowed almost fluorescent when I took pics !!!I framed a piece of chalked card with my new die from Gummiapan.I added a wooden heart and as Valentine day has gone I tucked in a reduced 50% tag both from stash-I then thought the heart looked a little stark so added a little die-cut cameo been in stash for years goodness knows from where?All except the heart was added on pinflair glue gel for depth.
we have had grandaughters this week with it been half term so we had a baking after-noon-Holly made a cake from scratch(no cake mixes) all her own work and Ellie made chocolate chip cookies but didn't want a pic taken!-both absolutely delicious.
challenges-
allsorts-love is in the air
crafty friends-love is in the air
love to create-creative/mixed media
corrosive challenge-ATG
INTAAS-texture
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty cardmakers-love and romance
TTCRD-ATG
die-cuttin divas-Valentines day
try it on Tuesday-love is in the air
deep ocean-love is all around
Ikes world-ATG/love
lil red wagon-love
the paper shelter-decorate it
crafty gals corner-add a heart
creative moments-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
Simon says-add a die cut
the creative crafters-ATG(New Challenge Blog)
4crafty chicks-ATG/lots of layers
craft rocket-LOve
unstampabelles-ATG
Happy little stampers-ATG with dies
That's crafty-hearts
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x

Saturday, 10 February 2018

High Tea and Cupcakes Anyone?

Morning and hope everyone is well and now flu bug free-although I shared mine with hubby but according to him he's is worse--well it would be have heard man flu can be fatal!!!We have a new Just For Fun -ATG challenge at Create and Inspire.I used "High Tea" image from Just Inklined-coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and glamour dust.

Actually I have a confession to make my mojo has gone for a short(hopefully) break also the printer has thrown a wobbler--luckily whilst searching through my box for a suitable image I found this one already pre-coloured???
Papers and cardstock are from my oddments box and to give my input I doodled round the image-fair took it out of me that lol.---Done!!!
challenges-
Let's craft and create-ATG
CFTH-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Digi Tuesday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG/hidden desires
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG---------------TOP 3
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
Emerald city-ATG
crafty calendar-2 or more layers
digistamps4joy-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 5 February 2018

Key to My Heart

Morning and hope you are all well-we have a new "Add A Heart" challenge at Daisy Chain-and as I am having printer trouble this card was made using oddments of B.paper and all the dies were already cut and on my desk-luckily they were all same colour the only thing I actually had to cut was the red heart which is a die from The Works,the other dies were Tattered Lace/Sizzix and Marianne.The metal keyhole and key were in a set from The Works.

We also have a new DT member joining us- Michelle

challenges-
die-cuttin divas-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/love
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-love
diesrus-for the one I love
crafting with Dragonflies-Romantic/Valentine
pink gem-have a heart
CCC digi creations-all about love
INTAAS-texture
create and makes-ATG
crafty calendar-2 or more layers
craft rocket-love
classic design team-ATG
card mania-red and hearts
pile it on-3-D embellishments
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Mrs and Mrs-At Long Last

Morning and we have a new ATG/Love challenge at 613 Avenue Create.I used the image "At Long Last" from Illustrations by Jane -I have used this beautiful image a couple of times.
I coloured the image with promarkers,the background is embossed with an EF from Crafters Companion,dies from Tattered Lace and Memory Box.B.paper/ribbon/pearls/pearlised cardstock and hearts from stash.
challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
die-cuttin divas-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/love
crafty gals corner-ATG
I love promarkers-embossing------------TOP 3
Pennys challenges-ATG
MAWTT-Love/Wedding
crafty catz-ATG/one for the girls
crafting with dragonflies-Romantic/Valentine-----TOP 3
Pink gem-have a heart
CCC digi creations-all about love
crafting with an attitude-ATG
crafty calendar-2 or more layers
craft-deebowz-ATG with a bow
craft rocket-Love
Fabrika fantasy-love
digistamps4joy-ATG/I love you
INTAAS-texture--------------------TOP 3
paper creator-love is in the air
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x