Pages


Saturday, 31 May 2014

My First Decorated Canvas

Morning everyone and hope you are all well.Today is the start of the second challenge at Crafting at the Weekend and the challenge is ATG and you have a month to link up so do hope you join us.The sponsors this month are Aurella,Nicecrane and Sunrise Crafts.I have been dying to decorate a canvas(10"x8") and bought one a few weeks ago and this week thought go for it lol.I covered the canvas in gesso,then made some modelling paste to use through a stencil and sequin waste,I then added die-cuts,dewdrops,corrugated cardboard,keyring chain,chipboard letters and flower shapes,odd flowers,lace,tiny key,washer,hessian,metal hook,broken locket,fabric butterfly,plastic earing-then covered the lot in gesso and added cosmic shimmer sprays,glitter,and Twinkling H2O's.Quite pleased with a first try but dying to have another go and next time will use less flat stuff and let colours dry before I try to add another!!!
challenges-
craft your passion-frame it
pile it on-metal(chain/locket/washers/hook
craft hoarders anon-glass or metal-as above--ONE OF THE FAVOURITES
inky chicks -use metal-as above
whoopsi daisy-lots of layers
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG-----------------------TOP 3
crafting by designs-anything but a card-----DT SPOTLIGHT
word art Wednesday-ATG
mawtt-no image
4crafty chicks-crazy egg-ATG
altered eclectics-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
scribble and scraps-ATG
left of center-girly?
a creative romance-girly
ladybug crafts-use fave embellishments-die-cuts/lace/dewdrops/flowers/
DL.ART-ATG
imagination-crafts-all that glitters

if I have linked to any challenge which is not suitable feel free to delete.
Thanks for stopping by and any comments are much appreciated
don't forget to check out the DT projects and blogs
Carol xx


Friday, 30 May 2014

What a Day

Well it's Friday the day me and my cousin spend the after-noon showing and hopefully selling our cards,BUT this week My Son and DIL were going out for a belated birthday meal and I was picked up as she left work,so no Hobbycraft and decided I would take grandaughters into town for their lunch and quick shop BUT as they created last night for their Dad as Mum was at work she decided they couldn't go.Decided to go for a shop at ASDA,then Tasha rang- work called could she go in and me look after girls and give them something to eat sooo a busy day but not much achieved!!!My card today was another one asked for last minute,a Christening card using the "Christening"image from Mos Digital pencil,coloured with promarkers,papers are Graphic 45 "Little Darlings",ribbon from Hobbycraft and buttons from stash.I used the sketch from the Meljens challenge blog.
challenges-
crafts4eternity-tic/tac/toe-ribbon/sketch(Meljens)/spots
left of center-girly?
crafty catz-ATG
QKR Stampede-baby/Spring/celebration
totally gorjuss-buttons and/or bows
Robyns fetish-use 3 buttons
top tip Tuesday-monochrome
digi choosday-spots and stripes
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
ladybug crafts ink-monochrome
lil red wagon-buttons and bows
Simon says-ATG
digistamps4joy-girly/feminine
inky impressions-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
corrosive challenges-ATG
Mos digital-new beginnings/graduation
little claire designs-spots and stripes
2 sisters-baby
Thanks for dropping by and love the comments you leave
right off to get ready for babysitting and see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Nap Time

Morning everyone and it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Girls -the challenge is always ATG a big favourite with everyone.Sponsors are Chi Chi memories and Rick St Dennis whose image "Nap Time" I chose to use(love this image)coloured with promarkers,and chair distressed with the blender,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers are Gorjuss Girls,die-cut corners(like the idea of using different ones on the same card,sentiment was craft mag freebie.
challenges-
QKR Stampede-CAS
crafts4eternity-best of British
Disdigi designs- masculine
corrosive challenges-ATG
OSAAT-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
whoopsi daisy-lots of layers
eureka-masculine or grungy
TTCRD-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
die-cuttin divas-for the boys
paper pretties-Fathers day/masculine
Simon says-ATG
the paper shelter-make it manly
inky impressions-ATG
word art WEdnesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-Boys will be boys?
DL.ART-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are always welcome
Carol xx

Monday, 26 May 2014

In The Cold with Robyns Fetish

Morning here I am again with my second post today-this is my DT card for Crafting From the Heart and our challenges are always Anything Goes an all time favourite so no excuse not to join us.Our sponsors are QKR Stampede and Robyns Fetish and I have used on of their images which is also one of my favourites "In The Cold" coloured with promarkers and chalked sky,papers from stash and wooden heart I have had for yonks which matched the B.paper.
challenges-
digi choosday-holiday fun/day out(sledging?)
fan-tastic Tuesday-one for the guys
stamp with Sarah Kay-Christmas in May
a song in your He(art-let's hear it for the boys
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-red/white/blue
Jellypark-bold and bright
crafts4eternity-best of British
disdigi designs-masculine
corrosive challenges-ATG
OSAAT-ATG
lacy Sunshine-dies and/or punches
scribble and scrap-ATG
craft and create-transport(sledge?)
Thanks for calling and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol x

Flower Bath and Dog Show

Morning and hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday and the weather is fine for you,I was taking the two grandaughters to a fair on Saturday but it heaved down all day -yesterday was beautiful warm and sunny so hope it stays fine today as I am going to Driffield with both Sons and their families(and dogs) to a dog show.They all went last year,Paul has a pedigree Border terrie(Bramble)and Matthew has a cross yorkie/chihuahua(Alice)and it was Alice who won a ribbon!This is the first of two DT cards today this one is for Artistic Inspirations and the challenge is ATG/Anything with Wings and as the sponsor is Samistamp I chose her image "Flower Bath" coloured with promarkers,glossy accents on bubbles/glamour dust on wings/cardstock from Papermill Direct,ribbon from crafty Ribbons,B.paper and die-cuts from stash.
challenges-
papertake weekly-ooh so cute
passion for promarkers-use die-cuts
divas by design-ATG
Pennys challenges-spots and/or stripes
crafters cafe blog-girly
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-things with wings
sweetpea stampers-things with wings
polka doodles-things with wings
left of center-girly
brown sugar-ATG
Samistamp-ATG
A creative romance-girly
sweet stampin-sparkle and shine
totally gorjuss-buttons and/or bows(bow)
open-minded crafting-fairytale/fantasy
dream valley-things with wings
DL.ART-ATG
Hope you find the time to come and join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Little Lenore Muffet

Morning, hope your enjoying your weekend,Sunday mean a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create and that challenge is-- Use Metal-our sponsors are Creative Bug and Lacy Sunshine and I chose their image "Lenore Muffet" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper/Papermania Madame Payraud's,die-cut cat,ribbon,spider charms and brads from stash.
challenges-
creative craft cottage-ATG/Digi
passion for promarkers-use die-cuts
TTCRD-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
divas by design-ATG
The paper shelter-use charms-spiders
A step in the dark-use purple
brown sugar-ATG
open-minded crafting-fairy tale/fantasy
DL.ART-ATG
craft hoarders-show us some metal or glass(spiders/brads)
pile it on-use metal/spider charms/brads
Thanks for dropping by and hope you join us this week-see you tomorrow
Carol x

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Butterfly Belle

Morning another weekend these are coming round frighteningly fast.This is a quick post this morning as I am taking grandaughters Ellie and Holly-Ann to a little fair near us this morning so will add challenges and catch up with all your blogs later today.I was at Hobbycraft with my cousin yesterday and manages to sell some cards and the little MDF set of drawers that I painted and decorated so quite happy.My card today is using "Butterfly Belle" a beautiful image I won last week from Digi stamps4 Joy,coloured with promarkers,a doily die-cut in half,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Cosmic Shimmer liquid glue pearls,other pearls and paper from stash.I made my favourite upright Z-fold card,I love this shape.
well that was the fair werll and truly rained off!!!
challenges-
fairies challenges-ladies
eclectic ellapu-Spring
Pile it on-shabby chic?
dream valley-things with wings
OSAAT-keep it simple
Robyns fetish-shaped cards
Fairies-ladies
Lacy sunshine-ATG
passion for promarkers-use die-cuts
I love promarkers-ATG
crafters cafe blog-girly
Digistamps4joy-ATG-------------WINNER
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-things with wings
stampin for the weekend-for the girls
left of center-girly
digi haven-Spring
A creative romance-girly
DL.ART-ATG
oddball stamps-girly and glam
Thanks for calling hope you didn't get too wet and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated-see you tomorrow
Carol xx


Thursday, 22 May 2014

In The Harbour

My card today is for my sons birthday tomorrow(44yrs)Where have the years gone???He breeds some pretty rare fish but have done fish cards in the past and as they have been talking about a holiday on the Norfolk Broads -this is the image I thought of-well maybe not Norfolk Broads but boats all the same lol.The image is "In the Harbour" from delicious Doodles coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,alphabet from Tattered Lace,papers from stash and chalked sky.
challenges-
Delicious Doodles-a bit moody
left of center-masculine
creative craft cottage-use a digi
OSAAT-keep it simple
card mania-Clean and simple
Eureka stamps-birthdays
TTCRD-ATG
inky chicks-CAS------------------------TOP 3
fan-tastic Tuesday-one for the guys
just inspirational-birthdays
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-stripes and/or spots
a song in your He(art)-let's hear it for the boys
word art Wednesday-ATG
paper-crafting journey-special man(son)
DL.ART-ATG
craft and create-transport---------WINNER
Thanks for dropping by and your comments good or bad are much appreciated
Carol xx

Monday, 19 May 2014

Whimsical at Mo's Digital pencil

Two posts in one day-mind you this is another last minute one for Mos Digital Pencil.I have used a pre-coloured topper from Hobby House with added crackle glossy accents,papers from the Tattered Lace magazine,cardstock from papermill Direct and dies and buttons from stash.
challenges-
creative craft cottage-digi/ATG
Mos digital -whimsical
papertake weekly-pretty pastels
top tip Tuesday-Summer
paper pretties-embellish
Simon says-die crazy
the paper shelter-girly
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
QKR Stampede-punch or dies
polka doodle-things with wings
crafts4eternity-to die for
creative corner-circles
allsorts-purple passion
dream valley-things with wings
crafty little fairies-in the garden
crafting musketeers-anything but square
crafty creations-recipe(purple/die-cut)
whimsy inspires-two or more die-cuts

Thanks for calling and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

I've got a Bike -Clean and Simple

My card today is a CAS one using my new die,Spellbinders in'spire Bicycle as a focal point,cardstock frpm Papermill Direct,dewdrops and flower soft from stash.The lilac frame is waste from cutting out a doily die-waste not want not lol.
challenges-
eclectic ellapu-Spring
papertake weekly-pretty pastels
top tip Tuesday-Summer
marks finest papers-no designer paper
inky chicks-CAS
fan-tastic Tuesday-CAS
Simon says-die crazy
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-heard it on the radio(I've got a bike-Pink Floyd)
QKR Stampede-punch or dies
crafts4eternity-to die for
allsorts-purple passion
my time to craft-outdoor sports
DL.ART-ATG
OSAAT-keep it simple-------------RUNNER UP
card mania-clean and simple
craft and create-transport
Thanks for stopping by your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sunny weather at last

Morning and another beautiful day,hope you are all well.My card today was requested for a Grandaughters 21st,she chose the image and wanted it girly and she was very pleased with the result -so result.The image is one of my favourite Sassy Designs-Bubble Gum Girl,coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents on bubble,B.paper is K&C,cardstock from Papermill Direct,added lace,dewdrops,ribbon,buttons and die-cuts from stash.Welcome to my new follower-Em Louise
challenges-
creative craft cottage-Digi/ATG
Paula Holifield-flower power
eclectic ellapu-Spring
incy wincy-birthday
whoopsi daisy-special lady
lexis creations-ribbon and lace
feeling crafty-one for the girls/ladies
Fairies challenges-ladies
papertake weekly-pretty pastels
crafty sentiments-flowers
top tip Tuesday-Summer
crafty bloggers-pink with ribbon
clear it out-female/flowers(papers/lace)
ladybugscraftsink-ATG
digi choosday-embellish it
paper pretties-embellish
Simon says-die crazy
Hobbybook designer-special lady(grandaughter)
the paper shelter-girly girl
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-bingo/flower/sentiment/more than 2,layers
crafting-with-dragonflies-celebration(21st)
digistamps4joy-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
QKR Stampede-punch or dies
crafts 4 eternity-to die for
totally gorjuss-lace
open-minded crafting-use ribbon
sweet stampin-milestone birthdays(21st)
whimsy inspires-two or more die-cuts
Thanks for calling and enjoy your weekend-any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol xx



Thursday, 15 May 2014

ATG at Crafty Girls

Morning everyone and hope we have another beautiful day like yesterday,and welcome to my new follower Elaine.We have a new challenge at Crafty Girls and all time favourite ATG so no excuse not to join us --we are waiting.We also have 4 new ladies joining our team and we are also having a DT call if you are interested.The first sponsor is Dilly Beans and I chose their image Raine coloured with promarkers,papers are oddments from stash and an old torn distressed dictionary page,and a die-cut flower.
challenges
QKR Stampede-ATG
sister act-ATG
addicted-to-stamps-inspired by a song(If your going to San francisco,be sure to wear some flowers in your hair/Scott Mckenzie)
scribble and scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
craft-room challenge-recycle/dictionary page?
Pennys challenges-ATG
inky impressions-flower power
challenges4everybody-ATG
DL.ART-ATG

Our second sponsor is ADFD and I have used their beautiful image"Vintage Slip"coloured with promarkers,paper from stash,a couple of dies and a chipboard tag.
challenges-
cards galore-ATG
whimsy inspires-2 or more die-cuts
DL.ART-feminine
feeling crafty-one for the girls/ladies
sweetpea stampers-kraft
brown sugar-pastel
ADFD-add a doily
pink gem-fave colour combo
OSAAT-use a digi
paper nest dolls-ATG
papertake weekly-pretty pastels
promarker challenge-no sentiment
digi choosday-embellish it
paper pretties-embellish
crafty creations-recipe
Simon says-die crazy
digistamps4joy-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Fairies challenges-ladies
Thanks for dropping by today and hope you can join us
Carol xx

Monday, 12 May 2014

Bonnie of the Nile

My second post today is ATG for Crafting from The Heart,our sponsors are Random fan and Sassy Studios whose beautiful image Bonnie of the Nile I chose,coloured with promarkers9hair is pretty rubbish as promarker leaked onto image!!!cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper,cosmic shimmer glue pearls,a die-cut embellishment and some raffia as a bow.
challenges-
papertake weekly-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL-ART-ATG
DL.ART-anything feminine
sweet pea stampers-use kraft
QKR Stampede-ATG
sister act-ATG
dream valley-ATG
addicted-to-stamps-inspired by a song(Walk like an Egyptian)
OSAAT-Use a digi
Pan pastel-colour palette
Lacy sunshine-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
cards galore-ATG
feeling crafty-one for the girls
challenges4everybody-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated,and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Morning and the start of another week,and I have two posts today-the first one is for the new challenge at Artistic Inspirations which is ATG/No designer paper.The sponsor is Dr Digi and I used their image-"Gnome Sweet Gnome" coloured with promarkers,I embossed the background with a craft mag freebie embossing folder,and the the green vine flourish was another freebie from Lucy which was from her store"Flourish With a Bling" which has an offer on this month.I also added a TH die-cut in the corner.
challenges-
card mania-emboss it
crafty little fairies-in the garden
papertake weekly-ATG/no P.paper
word art Wednesday-ATG
sister act-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave
see you in a while
Carol xx

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Create Your Own Challenge

Morning everyone and hope you are all well.Sunday morning means a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create and the the challenge is "Create Your Own Challenge".We would like you to use 1--3 items from each column.Sponsors are Sassy Studio and All Dressed Up and I chose their image "Such a Little Sweetie" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Tonic border punch,circle punch,frantage/button/ribbon/flowers/liquid pears/pearls and brad all from stash.Had B.paper for yonks and loose in cupboard so no idea of make-sorry.
I chose image/sentiment/P.paper col 2-shaped card/die-cut/P.punch--col 3-liquid pearls/frantage-col 4-pearls/flowers-col 5-ribbon/faux stitching
challenges-
corrosive challenges-banner day
scribble and scrap-ATG
pan pastel-colour palette
dream valley-ATG
cute Daisy may-fancy folds
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out challenge-your style/fave product-the upright Z-fold card is my fave fold and very girly/dies and pearls and liquid pearls are my fave products
digi choosday-all about the kids
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative moments-Bingo/flower/punch-die-cut/ribbon bow
DL.ART-anything feminine
aud sentiments-sentiment for a child
QKR Stampede-ATG
brown sugar-pastel
Marks finest papers-use a punch
open-minded crafting-use ribbon
allsorts-fancy folds
totally gorjuss-don't be square

Hope you can find the time to join us and check out the DT makes and blogs
See you tomorrow
Carol xx


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Late post tonight

Late posting this tonight and been dithering whether to blog it or not,was going to use this to join the DT call at A Step in the Dark and when I saw the other entries I lost my nerve lol.My son has his own tattoo studio and i made this card for Andys birthday his apprentice who is now a tattooist in his own right -way to go Andy and he is obsessed with zombies and the undead!Anyway seeing as I haven't blogged it up to now here it is.
challenges-
crafting by design-ATG
cards galore-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
A step in the dark-skulls
left of center -ATG
TTCRD-ATG
twisted Tuesday-black/white/1 other
Matthews latest work in progress-



Thanks for dropping by and see you tomorrow
carol x

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

No Digi Image or Patterned Paper

Another bank holiday weekend over and actually had some sun and more today and even quite warm !!!My card today is using die-cuts (dies borrowed from my cousin)and not a digi image or patterned paper in sight.I embossed the background with a daisy embossing folder which was a craft mag freebie,Martha Stewart corner punch,matching double bow,liquid pearls and siver embossed "warm wishes" all cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
Simon says-ATG
hobbybook designer-use a sentiment
The paper shelter-use a ribbon
Pennys challenges-pastel colours
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-pretty pastels
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
polka doodle-something old/something new(new embossing folder/old sentment/liquid pearls)
crafts 4eternity-stamp it(sentiment)
dream valley-ATG
OSAAT-ribbon or lace
fashionable stamping-circles
card mania-emboss it
ladybug-use fave embellishments/liquid pears/ribbon/die cuts
Natalie and Amy-rubber stamping/sentiment
stamping sensations-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG/option no P paper
crafty sentiments-ATG
the East Wind-die-cuts or punches


Thanks for dropping by today
Carol xx

Friday, 2 May 2014

Wishing you Rainbows

This card was made for someone who is in hospital but I was told not a get well card so didn't like to ask anymore.Image is coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,papers small pieces left in stash from K&C and craft mag freebie,cardstock from Papermill Direct,sentiment is computer generated.I have also entered this card in the Snippets Playgound -my very first entry as only just found this challenge.
challenges
Robyns fetish-get well card-------WINNER
cutie pie-April showers---------------------TOP 3
crazy challenge-stripes
whoopsi Daisy-hand coloured image
crafty sentiments-ATG
passion for promarkers-get well
Simon says work it Wednesday-use patterned paper
Simon says-ATG
divas by design-April showers
hobbybook designer-add a sentiment
Pennys challenges-pastel colours
digistamps4joy-water everywhere
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art WEdnesday-ATG
paper-crafting journey- stripes
snippets playground-snippets lol
fussy and fancy-Spring colours
brown sugar-Use P.paper
Thanks for dropping by and am catching up with your blogs slowly but surely lol
Carol xx

Ellie -7yrs old

This card was for Grandaughter Ellie who was 7yrs old yesterday and who got a new gorgeous kitten and we have a new addition to the family!!!daughter Helen has got a little chihuahua puppy-Suki.Ellie wanted a "cool" card not sure what that meant no other explanation other than cool lol.I used a pre-coloured topper from Hobby House,Gorjuss Girls papers and added selection of dies and Tonic border punch.
challenges-
addicted-to stamps-things with wings
eclectic ellapu-birthday
crazy challenge-stripes
die-cutting divas-make it girly(at least one die-cut)
crafty sentiments-ATG
creative card crew-girly
clear-it-out-purple(papers/dies)
digi choosday-wings and things
handmade harbour-happy days
Simon says-ATG
hobbybook designer-add a sentiment
The sisterhood of crafters-things with wings
digistamps4joy-water everywhere---------------WINNER
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
delightful challenges-add dimension
crafty catz-anything but square
fairytale challenge-cute
The East wind-die-cuts or punches

Thanks for dropping by
Carol xx



Thursday, 1 May 2014

Steampunk Owl

The new challenge at Crafty Girls is da-da-da-da-ATG so hope you find the time to join us.Sponsors are QKR Stampede and Aurora Wings whose image Steampunk Owl I chose to use,as I have done a few girly ones lately and only a couple of male plus I struggle with the steampunk concept--WELL --I had a coupe of attempts and still not happy with the result,I don't think I did the image justice-it seems steampunk is not my "thing" lol should have used the ballet image lol lesson learnt.I cut out and coloured the owls with promarkers and added two crow dies and as it looked a bit plain,not sure if I used right B.paper stamped on it with cog images -any feedback would be appreciated.
challenges-
addicted-to-stamps-things with wings
Aurora Wings-monochromatic
whoopsi daisy-hand coloured image
craft your passion-up in the air/things that fly
digi choosday-wings and things
I love promarkers-not quite straight
simon says -ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-things with wings
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
crafty calendar-things with wings
DL.ART-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated-hope you can check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx