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Monday, 23 December 2013

Bittersweet image

Well almost there and if you are not ready now (like me)I have to go into town today for a couple of last minute presents then have them all to wrap!WE have all year to prepare and are still caught unawares???The new challenge today at
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART is ATG and we are sponsored by Sassy Studios and The Stamping Chef and i have used their fantastic image "Bittersweet" coloured with promarkers,papers are Graphic 45 and Engraver from Prima,corner die,liquid pearls,and dots stamp from Stamps Away.
challenges-
polka doodle-ATG
digi darlas-ATG-------------------------------WINNER
challenges4everybody-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
I love promarkers-more than one fold
the paper shelter-ATG
pennys challenges-fave colour and technique(brown/shaped card/promarkers)-------------------------------------------------------2ND WINNER
creative moments-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG
crafty little fairies-ATG
fussy and fancy-chocolate(colours-dark/milk/orange/caramel)
brown sugar-ATG
crafts4eternity-ATG
sister act-ATG
pink gem-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
crafts and me-ATG

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have time to join us and I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and hop you will continue to support us next year
Carol xx

Sunday, 22 December 2013

ATG at 613 Avenue Create

Morning everyone and as it's Sunday that means a new challengeat 613 AVENUE CREATE and that challenge is soooo easy peasy"ATG" so we hope you have time to join us,at this busy time of the year.Our sponsors are THE PAPER SHELTER and RICK ST DENNIS whose fabulous image I have used-"Sabrina at Mamma JO Jo's" coloured with promarkers,papers-Floral fantasy by Louise Tiler,selction of dies,ribbon from hobbycraft,pearls,dewdrops,glamour dust from stash and sentiment computer generated,coloured cardstock from papermill direct and of course I made an upright Z-fold card my favourite.
challenges-
promarker challenge-include a sentiment
challenges4everybody-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
addicted-to-stamps-lovely wishes
pile it on-P-is for P.paper/purple/pearls
cutie pie-cute card for somone special
love to create-ATG
crafty sentiments-Birthdays
Little blue button-birthday wishes
whimsy inspires-Party time
TTCRD-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
I love promarkers-more than one fold
Simon says-bling,time to party
the paper shelter-ATG
pennys challenges-fave colour/technique(purple/Z fold card)
crafters cafe blog-make it sparkle
digistamp4joy-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-celebrations
delightful challenges-celebrate
crafty little fairies-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
crafts4eternity-ATG
sister act-ATG
pink gem-ATG
crafts and me-ATG
friday sketch-sketch
Thanks for dropping by today and hope you can join us
Carol xx

Holly-Ann wins a onesi

Morning everyone-at Ellie and Hollys school every week they pick two out of every class who have been good and take them to the local Asda forcake and a drink, and each week they run a colouring and designing competition.Well the week Holly was picked they had to draw Santa.When we went to see Ellie in the school play the teaher asked Tasha to make sure Holly was at school the next day(she has had a couple of days off with croup)They had picked eight winners from the groups and Holly was presented with a onesie from the George range by the store manager and George dpt manager.Non of the children knew anything about it as the school kept it a surprise.
Yesterday i took Ellie and Holly into town and met up with DIL Diane and grandson Jozef,we met outside the City hall where they had three camels,baby llama,donkey and sheep also a cast for the Nativity all dressed up.They paraded down Whitefriargate (with all the animals)to the Trinity Church just before which they knocked on the doors of Bob Carvers(well known chip shop in Hull)and the two last pubs before the church-having the doors closed in their faces before ending up at the stable erected outside the Church.There they acted out the Nativity with the church choir singing Carols.We enjoyed the after-noon and we were lucky with the weather too as it was all outside.
Before I show my card today I would just like to remind you the ATG challenge is still running at ONE STITCH AT A TIME
This was a last minute CAS Christmas card,linen cardstock from papermill Direct,wooden background stamp(no name on stamp)with peeled paint TH distress ink.Spellbinders Heirloom ornament image silver embossed and put on 3-D foam pad.
challenges-
as you like it-fave Christmas stamp and why-looks great just stamped or embossed
challenges4everybody-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
fashionable stamping-in the holiday spirit
Fairies challenge-Christmas
addicted-to-stamps-lovely wishes
dream valley-Christmas
whoopsi daisy-Christmas
eureka stamps-Christmas
crafty boots-Christmas
love to create-ATG
scrapping every day-Christmas
papertake weekly-last Christmas card
oldie but a goodie(background stamp)-winter
belli challenge-Christmas
The paper shelter-ATG
inky impressions-Merry Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-Christmas
paper-crafting journey-Christmas
sweet pea stampers-Christmas
stampin for the weekend-ATG
creative corner-CAS
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-white and one colour
totally gorjuss-quick Christmas
pink gem-ATG
disdigi designs-Christmas
cards galore-Christmas
crafts and me-ATG
Thanks for dropping by today and a Merry Christmas to you if this is your last call and a huge thank you for all your comments left during the year
Carol xx

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Cards for Ellie and Holly-Ann

We went to see grandaughter Ellie who was a fairy in her school play this morning she looked so beautiful and very dainty just like a little Fairy-of course I may be biased lol I made them both the same card but a purple one for Ellie and pink for Holly their favourite colours and very sparkly.I used the free image "Flurry" from lacy Sunshine HERE coloured with promarkers,added glamour dust,liquid pearls and stickles,pine border die and papers from stash.
challenges-
sweet pea stampers-It's cold outside
crafty catz-ATG
totally papercrafts-Christmas/non trad colours
polka doodles-ATG
in the pink-Pink Christmas(pink card)
brown sugar-Christmas
crafts 4 eternity-Christmas cards
digi haven-Christmas cards
creative corner-fave colour-purple
sister act-ATG
chocolate/coffee/cards-happy holidays
totally gorjuss-special Christmas/Grandaughters
without words-nearest and dearest
pink gem-ATG
disdigi designs-Christmas/non trad colours
allsorts-snowflakes
cupcake inspiration-photo insp(pink/white card)
pile it on-P is for pink/purple/pinecone/pearls/pine die
dream valley-Christmas
fairies challenge-Christmas
lacy sunshine-celebrations
cutie pie-cute card for someone special(grandaughters)
card mania-winter wonderland
eureka stamps-anything Christmas
papertake weekly-last Christmas card
lil red wagon-non trad colours
simon says-bling
crafters cafe blog-make it sparkle
inky impressions-Merry Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty calendar-cold and frosty
heck of a challenge-colourful Christmas

Thank you for dropping by today and can you believe Christmas Eve is only 6 days away!!!!
Carol xx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Unhappy Angel

Holly-Ann strikes again lol.Matthew woke up all brown and sticky!!!Holly and Ellie had been laid on Mum and Dads bed watching a DVD before bed Friday night and she had emptied her Advent calender eaten all the chocs and closed the doors back up! only got found out because she dropped on in the bed which melted over matthews back during the night and she thought it was hilarious.They have both been off school Ellie with this cough virus and Holly with croup but they are back today as Ellie has school play on Wednesday and Holly is going for breakfast with Santa with her class and apparently she "has" to go poor man dread to think what she asks him for!The new challenge this week at LEJ DESIGNS is ATG and will run for two weeks until 5th Jan so plenty of time to join us,then our challenge will change from weekly to monthly from the 7th January,so we hope you will still join the challenges and support us.Don't forget to check out Lindsays freebie images too.I have used her image "The Unhappy Angel"I have used this image a few times and lends itself to quite a few funny sentiments.I coloured the image with promarkers and the papers and embellishments were from my stash.
challenges-
stamp with Sarah Kay-Angels
Bunny Zoe-wings
divas by design-ATG
sisterhood of crafters-Christmas sparkle
cute card Thursday-catch up Christmas
crafty catz-ATG
crafts4eternity-Christmas cards
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-last minute Christmas
pink gem-ATG
dream valley-Christmas
Robyns fetish-Angels
challenges4everybody-ATG
fairies challenge-Christmas
whoopsi daisy-Anything Christmas
eureka stamps-anything Christmas
crafty boots-Christmas
cards galore-Christmas
crafts and me-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and hope you will support our challenge
Carol xx


Sunday, 15 December 2013

First Christmas

Morning everyone and at the moment (don't speak to loudly)we have sun !!!my card this morning is for mt little grandson Jozef(6 months old) to give to his Mum on his first Christmas it's only Mum and not mum and dad because Dad requested it lol.I have used a gorgeous Mos Digital image,coloured with promarkers,embossed the background with my envelope maker board (will have to get embossing plate for my GC)and we printed his footprint in distress ink and added some sparkly snowflakes.
challenges-
mos digital -favourite card
scribble and scrap-ATG
quirky crafts-Christmas(treaure-my grandsons footprint)
kaboodle doodle-non-traditional Christmas colours
incy wincy-let it snow
whoopsi daisy-Christmas non-traditional colours
lexis creations-snow
craft your passion-let it snow
crafty boots-Christmas
crafty sentiments-Christmas
top tip Tuesday-snowflakes
promarker challenge-include a sentiment
inky chicks-Christmas
anonymousstamps-ATG
simon says-let it snow
fab'n'funky-snowflakes
sisterhood of crafters-Christmas sparkle
digistamps4joy-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
shellys images-winter/snowflake
MAWTT-winter wonderland
cute card Thursday-Christmas catch up
crafty little fairies-let it snow
sweet pea stampers-it's cold outside
totally papercrafts-Christmas/non-traditional colours
brown sugar-Christmas
crafts4eternity-Christmas
a creative romance-sparkle at Christmas
totally gorjuss-special Christmas
craftyhazelnuts challenge-Christmas
disdigi designs-Christmas non-traditional colours
allsorts-snowflakes
panpastels-snowflakes----------------------WINNER
Thank you for dropping by and for all the lovely comments you leave
Carol xx

4week long challenge

Morning everyone and welcome to my new follower.Can you believe it is the middle of December already?The new challenge today at ONE STITCH AT A TIME is ATG and this will be the last challenge this year,so will run until 11th January so plenty of time to play along.The sponsor is STITCHY BEAR OUTLETand the prize is all digis used in challenge 192.I was given the image "Doorway" by Coosty Creations,which I coloured with promarkers,and used my Joanna Sheen signiture die-Ivy Flourish.
Papers used-
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
crafters cafe blog-monochromatic
C.R.A.F.T-inspired by song(In Fernandoes Hideaway)
sister act-ATG
chocolate,coffee,cards-Happy holidays
pink gem-ATG
great impresssions-happy holidays
crafts and me-ATG-------------------SPOT PRIZE
Thanks for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us SOME ADVICEHow come some of my words are highlighted and when you hover they are adverts?????ant idea how I can delete???
see you with my second post in a while
Carol xx

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas at Happy Campers

Morning again as this is my second post today.This card is my DT card for HAPPY CAMPERS monthly challenge which is "Christmas".I have used a stamped image "Snowy Postcard" by Stampendous Stamps,with added glamour dust,I love this image because it looks great vintage or very glittery and snowyB.paper is from Kaisercraft-Christmas collection.I made this a CAS card with no embellishments as it was needed to send abroad.
challenges-
the sweet pea stampers-It's cold outside
scrapping every day miracles-Christmas
just for fun-Christmas
memas crafts-Christmas/winter/holiday
ladybug crafts-Christmas/winter
cards galore-Christmas
card makin mamas-Christmas/new Year
crafty calendar-cold and frosty
crafts and me-ATG
feeling crafty-Christmas
crafty hands-seasons greetings/winter
sister act-ATG
a creative romance-sparkle at Christmas
pink gem-ATG
pile it on-P is for-postcard/P.paper
corrosive challenges-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
CAS on Sunday-Christmas
Fairies challenge-winter
fashionable stamping-Holiday spirit
incy wincy-let it snow
lexis creations-snow
craft your passion-let it snow
TTCRD-ATG
ladybug crafts ink-ATG
inky chicks-Christmas
oldie but a goodie-winter(stamp)
as you like it -fave Christmas stamp and why
simon says-let it snow
divas by design-ATG
creative moments-ATG/winter
sisterhood of crafters-Christmas sparkle
Hope you find the time to join us as the challenge lasts for a month so plenty of time
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave
Carol xx




Jingle bell wreath

Morning everyone,well in my last post i said I was full of cold,but they were scheduled posts done on Saturday,on Sunday it esculated to either flu or a virus and completely knocked me for six and ended up in bed for a couple of days.I still feel really rough but am at least up as O/H is still in agony and not much use.Still onto my card for this weeks CRAFTY GIRLS challenge which is ATG.Our sponsors are
Eureka Stamps-Sassy Studios-Glamour Eyes and Meljens Designs whose image Jingle Bell Wreath I chose,coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and added gold glamour dust,papers-craft mag freebies and sentiment was a freebie stamp with Craft Stamper craft mag.All matted and layered onto gold mirri card.
challenges-
scrapping every day miracles-Christmas
delicious doodles-Christmas
stampin for the weekend-use some red
crafty hands-seasons greetings/winter
card crafters circle-celebrations
digi haven-Christmas
creative corner-Traditional Christmas
sister act-ATG
a creative romance-sparkle at Christmas
pink gem-ATG
cupcake inspiration-photo inspiration (red/gold/green)
here come the boys-ATG
lacy sunshine-celebrations
C is for challenge-traditional Christmas
digi sketch(T)-Christmas
crafty boots-Christmas
crafty sentiments-Christmas
promarker challenge-include a sentiment
inky chicks-christmas
handmade harbour-Christmas
memas crafts-christmas
cards galore-Christmas
card makin mamas-Christmas/New Year
DL.ART-Christmas
feeling crafty-christmas

check out the DT cards and blogs for some great inspiration if needed lol
thanks for stopping by and back in an hour
Carol xx

Monday, 9 December 2013

Not a Christmas card!!!

Hi again this is my second post today for the second challenge at "CRAFTING FROM THE HEART" an all time favourite--ATG so no excuse to join us.We had a brilliant response to our first challenge and some fantastic entries,thank you everyone.Our sponsors this week are Delicious Doodles and Dilly Beans whose image "Daisy Girl-framed I used,coloured with promarkers,papers are "Daydream" by Heidi Grace,cardstock from papermill diret,flower die,liquid pearls,pearls and flower brad from stash.I made my favourite upright Z-fold card.
challenges-
crafty bloggers-girly
crafts and me-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-sketch(rotated)
crafty ribbons-spots or stripes
delightful challenges-gems/bling
crafty catz-use 2 or more dies
sister act-ATG
pink gem-ATG
allsorts-anything but Christmas
pile it on-P-is for pearls/P.paper/polka dots
corrosive challenges-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
Hope you can find time to join us again and thanks for calling in today
Carol xx

Choo-Choo Charlie

Morning everyone hope you are all well I am full of cold at moment courtesy of a sharing Daughter!This is first of two posts today.ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS has a new challenge starting today-ATG/Favourite colours and the sponsor is ROBYNS FETISH and I chose their cute image "Choo-Choo-Charlie" coloured with promarkers,and added glamour dust,B.paper from stash(years old) and added computer generated sentiment from computer another favour as new printer is due today.
challenges-
scrapping every day miracles-Christmas
crafty boots-Christmas
digi sketch(T)-Christmas
whoopsi Daisy-Non-trad Christmas colours
kaboodle doodle-non-trad Christmas colours
papertake weekly-ATG/CAS
creative craft challenges2-non-taditional Christmas colours
clear it out challenge-ATG(papers)
paper pretties-Christmas
I love promarkers-for a child
divas by design-feeling festive
crafting by design-ATG
word art wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas
paper-crafting journey-Christmas
jellypark-Christmas
craftyhands-seasons greetings
card crafters circle-celebrations
digi haven-Christmas
sister act-ATG
pink gem-ATG
dis digi designs-Christmas/non-traditional colours
my time to craft-cute/cuddly Christmas animals ?
CAS on Sunday-Christmas
here come the boys-ATG
lacy sunshine-celebrations

Thanks for calling and back soon
carol xx





Sunday, 8 December 2013

Great Prize Giveaway at 613 Avenue Create

Hi everyone thanks for stopping by today and hope you will join our Block Party at 613 Avenue Create----
We are so close to 500 followers!
We would love to meet that milestone by JANUARY 12, 2014
CUZ
We're having a BLOCK PARTY to celebrate our 1 Year Blogaversary!
Of course, we don't want to stop at 500, so KEEP adding your links.

We have lined up some fabulous prizes for our BLOCK PARTY and more prizes are being added daily. If you would like a chance to win here is a partial list of possible prizes: WRMK - Envelope Punch Board; Prima Mixed Media Dolls(We will be giving away two of these); A Ribbon Bundle from Really Reasonable Ribbons and the list goes on. Eligibility is simple:

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The challenge this week is make a "Perpetual or Mini Calendar" our sponsor is A DAY FOR DAISIES and I chose the beautiful image "Mermaid in a Jar" coloured with promarkers,then embossed with clear embossing pwd and added sml pearls.I made an easel card on top of a one drawer box,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,the beautiful papers are Daydream by Heidi Grace,I added dies,flower brad,post-it-notes and small calendar.
challenges-
scribble and scrap-ATG
corrosive challenges-ATG
Dream valley-Anything but a card
card mania-fantasy
crafty boots-storybook characters(The Little mermaid)
love to create-3-D project/holiday gift
Promarker challenge-sketch
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty creations-anything but Christmas
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-fave digi(beaucause my little grandaughter loves drawing mermaids sitting on rocks-she would love this)
crafty catz-use 2 or more dies
pink gem-ATG
allsorts-anything but Christmas
crafting musketeers-layer it up
sir stampalot-free and easy
crafty bloggers-girly
I hope you find the time to join us
See you tomorrow
Carol xx

Friday, 6 December 2013

44years and Graphic 45

First I hope everyone on the coastal areas are safe,our Town centre all flooded,buses came to a standstill roads were gridlocked and the power was lost,people were evacuated but luckily we are just too far away to be affected.Today is our 44th wedding Anniversary so any medals welcome lol.The card for today was just a quick one with Graphic 45 papers.
challenges-
scrapping every day miracles-Christmas
corrosive challenges-happy holidays
Robyns fetish-Christmas
challenges4everybody-ATG
Fairies-challenges-winter
Paula holifield-Christmas--------------TOP 3
kaboodle doodle-winter
cute daisy may-Christmas-trad colours
Lexis-Christmas
papertake weekly-ATG
craft-room challenge-vintage Christmas
paper pretties-Christmas
lil red wagon-Santa
divas by design-feeling festive
creative moments-ATG/vintage
bunny Zoe-vintage
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas
paper-crafting journey-Christmas
just for fun-Christmas
memas crafts-Christmas
cards galore-Christmas
creative corner-traditional Christmas
pile it on-P is for -P paper/postcard/postage stamps
Thanks for stopping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

CAS card

Well you can't get more CAS than this card ----BUT---I still had to add the ribbon lol.Well we are going to watch Holly-Ann in her Christmas play(we got the wrong date last week) tomorrow she is an Angel well in the play anyway-only joking love them both to bits.Linen cardstock from Papermill Direct,ribbon from stash and stamped image and sentiment are from here at
Visible Image.I took 6 pics of this card 5 on white background,one came out pink!4 blue!1 with shadows and this one on black background.
challenges-
MAWTT-girly but no pink
cute card Thursday-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
sisteract-ATG
2 sisters-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG/CAS
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out challenge-ATG
oldie but a goodie-ribbon and/or lace(stamps/ribbon)
crafty creations-anything except Christmas
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty cardmakers-CAS
Sir stampalot-free and easy
Thanks for dropping by
Carol xx

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Christmas is Coming

The title is not just me stating the obvious but the title of the new challenge at LEJ DESIGNS and I have used one of Lindsays new digis( AND Lindsay is giving this image as a FREEBIE) coloured with promarkers,stickles and added glossy accents.Papers are a craft mag freebie,tonic punched border,snowflake and pine branch border dies.Cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
scrapping every day miracles-Christmas
stamp with Sarah Kay-Christmas
I love promarkers-ATG
simon says-ATG
divas by design-use some red
inky impressions-Christmas/winter
word art Wednesday-ATG
delightful challenges-Fave things/die-cuts/upright Z-fold card
4crafty chicks-Christmas
crafty little fairies-traditional Christmas/red/green/gold
QKR stampede-Christmas
stampin for the weekend-feeling festive
totally papercrafts-ho-ho holidays
jellypark-Christmas
sister act-ATG
2 sisters-ATG
robyns fetish-christmas
challenges4everybody-ATG
Fairies challenges-winter
just for fun-Christmas
ladybug crafts-Christmas/winter
cards galore-christmas
sir stampalot-free and easy
feeling crafty-Christmas
Thanks for dropping by and hope you can join us -check out the DT cards and blogs and Lindsays freebies
Carol xx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Cupcakes

OMG the 1st of December where has this year gone???Sunday morning means a new challenge at ONE STITCH AT A TIME which is soooo easy peasy----"Use A Digi" I was given the image Cupcakes from Alipeeps Art,colored with promarkers and added glossy accents.I made a box using the Crafters Companion which I was a little disappointed with I must admit.All cardstock from Papermill Direct and paper was from oldie from stash, added ribbon and a sentiment.
challenges-
digi haven-thanks
brown sugar-thank you
polka doodle chooseday-Thanks
crafty cardmakers-CAS
craft your passion-thanks
paper nest dolls-bows
seems a little sketchy-sketch/rotated-----2ND. WINNER
crafty sentiments-ATG
creative card crew-sweet treats
TTCRD-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
lil red wagon-off the edge
I love promarkers-ATG
Simon says-ATG
Belli challenge-thank you
sisterhood of crafters-something handmade(box)
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiment-Any sentiment
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
shellys images-thanks
DL.ART-thankful Thursday
dream valley-anything but a card
challenges4everybody-ATG
Thanks for stopping by and hope your not to busy to join us this week
Carol xx