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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Happy Birthday

Welcome to my new followers Sara.My card today was asked for a 4yr old hope she likes it.The image is a Saturated Canary coloured with promarkers and glossy accents on the balloon and eyes,glamour dust on dress frills,Tattered Lace embossed background,flower die and banner die which I won in a challenge a couple of months ago,cardstock from Papermill Direct,P.paper/dewdrops/ribbon from stash.I took the photo before I personalised it.
challenges-
creative craft cottage-digi/glitter
scribble and scrap-ATG
papernest dolls-ATG
love to scrap-seeing dots
not just cards-ATG
creative card crew-bows
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-add some sparkle
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG/monochrome
paper pretties-polka dots(embossing)
Simon says-ATG
divas by design-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
the stamping chef-ATG
really reasonable ribbon-ATG with ribbon/trim
aud sentiments-2 or 3 word sentiment
as you like it-cute or elegant(cute as that's how they usually turn out whether I plan it or not)
cute card Thursday-razzle dazzle
memas crafts-tic/tac/toe(ribbon/flowers/dies)
country view-sparkle and shine
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


Monday, 27 October 2014

GDT card for Craft Hoarders

Today is my second GDT post for Craft Hoarders and the challenge is "Layer It" easy eh? so hope you have time to come and support the challenge.I have made my favourite Upright Z-fold card,cardstock from papermill direct,all papers and elements are from Craftwork cards which I have had a while,safety pins/buttons/brad/liquid pearls and scissor charm(had at least three years!)from stash and Martha Stewart border punch.
challenges-
crafty sentiment-use a sentiment
top tip Tuesday-fave colour combo(pink/grey)
paper pretties-Birthday
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG---------DT CHOICE-Thank you Ivy
paper creator-pink or blue with buttons
crafty calendar-bingo-pink/sentiment/buttons
DL.ART-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
card mania-buttons
Thanks for dropping by -hope you are all well-and your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Box and Balloons

Morning and hope you are enjoying your weekend -she says through a strained smile!Still on to the new challenge at 613 Avenue create which is ---Bags/Boxes/Tags and more.Our sponsors are Beansie Doodle and Bugaboo Stamps whose image I used-Balloon Bundle coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper/ribbon and button from stash.I also made a matching card for inside.
challenges-
paper makeup stamps-think pink
card mania-buttons
love to scrap-seeing dots------------DT CHOICE
not just cards-ATG
top tip Tuesday-fave colour combo(pink/white)
creative card crew-bows
TTCRD-ATG
stamp with Sarah kay-no cards
crafting with dragonflies-pink-----------------TOP 3
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-buttons and bows
inspiration destination-ATG
the stamping chef-ATG
as you like it-fave style/cute-even my darker cards turn out cute lol
in the pink-spots and/or stripes----------------PERFRECT PINKY
sweetpea stampers-think pink
brown sugar-ATG
a creative romance-pink
sweet stampin-anything but a card
paper creator-pink/blue with buttons
memas crafts-tic/tac/toe(ribbon/buttons/Digi)
scribble and scrap-ATG
reasonable ribbon-ATG with ribbon/trim
Hope you can join us and thanks for calling---am trying to catch up with commenting so will call soon
Carol xx

Saturday, 25 October 2014

All Dressed Up

First of all a welcome to my new follower Lynda.We have a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun which is Halloween or All Dressed Up,as we don't really celebrate Halloween here and I have made a few cards for DT work I chose to go with All Dressed up.Sponsors are Crafty Sentiments designs,Scrappers Delight,The Stamping Boutique and Flat Friends Boutique and i chose their image "The Happy Couple" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,ribbon,pearls,liquid pearls from stash and used a couple of dies and Martha Stewart border punch.I also used glamour dust round edges of die-cuts.The black mark is not on my card it appeared when I added watermark?
challenges-
addicted to stamps-ATG
ribbon girls-white
creative craft cottage-digi/glitter
quirky crafts-frame it
whoopsi daisy-lots of embellishments
creative card crew-bows
TTCRD-ATG
I love promarkers-no patterned paper----------------WINNER
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
delightful challenge-use three embellishments(pearls/ribbon/liwuid pearls)
inspiration destination-ATG
the stamping chef-ATG
crafty ribbons-tags and ribbon
brown sugar-ATG
memas crafts-tic/tac/toe(digi/sparkle/embossing)
reasonable ribbon-ATG with ribbon/trim
thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Friday, 24 October 2014

Zombie Princess

Morning everyone and first of all welcome to my new follower NADINE.Today is our second challenge at Karleigh Sue and the challenge is Happy Halloween.I was given "Zombie Princess"available here.I coloured the image with promarkers,papers are Totally Gorjuss and from stash,dictionary page torn and distressed,cardstock from Papermill Direct.You can also join us on Facebook too.
challenges-
sweet stampin-Halloween
Marks finest-layer torn paper
corrosive -Halloween
opus gluei-ghostly goings on
pan pastel-Halloween colours
Lacy Sunshine-Halloween
red carpet studio-Halloween
dream valley-Halloween
crafty boots-Halloween
crafty sentiment-use a sentiment
the paper shelter-Halloween
DL.ART-Halloween
C.R.A.F.T-Halloween
Ladybug crafts-Halloween
We do hope you can support our challenge and you have a month to join in
Carol xx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Sad news and Good news

Morning and hope you are all well,this morning I have sad news and good news.The sad news is three of the Design Teams I was on and run by the same owners have now sadly closed due to family and life issues and another one is closing at the end of the month.The good news is Angie (DT member and digi designer) has decided to open her own challenge blog with a ready made DT how good is that?
"Get Creative Challenges"
and the first challenge will be on the 3rd November so hope you will support us and come over and be a follower
Carol xx

Monday, 20 October 2014

Inklined Wizardry

Morning everyone and the start of another week means a new challenge at Artistic Inspirations which is ATG/Halloween and our sponsor is Just inklined.I chose the image Wizardry coloured with promarkers,and added glamour dust round image,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper was freebie from Tattered Lace craft mag,and silver embossed feather was a Craft-Stamper freebie stamp.
challenges-
creative card crew-use black cardstock
digi choosday-halloween
creative craft cottage-digi/glitter
stamp with Sarah Kay-halloween
lil red wagon-spooky
paper shelter-monsters or mythical
inky impressions-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
sweetpea stampers-halloween
totally gorjuss-show a feather
allsorts-embossing
scribble and scrap-ATG
addicted to stamps-ATG
corrosive challenges-halloween
pan pastel-halloween colours
opus gluei-ghostly goings on
lacy sunshine-halloween
red carpet studio-halloween
DL.ART-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and hope you can join us this week in our challenge
Carol xx

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Moth fab

This is my second post tonight courtesy of two glasss of red wine lol.The stamped image is Moth Fab by Stampotique coloured with promarkers and cut into three,I stamped round the image with a freebie clear stamp from Crafty Stamper (from a couple of years ago),B.paper/ribbon/thread/press stud from stash,sentiment was stamped with alphabet set bought from The Works about 4yrs ago.
challenges-
not just cards-ATG
paper makeup stamps-use black
fitztown-ATG
love to scrap-ATG(no digis)
creative card crew-use black cardstock---------TOP 3
Pennys challenges-ATG
inky impressions-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG--------DT CHOICE(thank you Tracey)
the stamping chef-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
whimsy inspires-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
really reasonable ribbon-ATG with ribbon/trim
Thank you for calling and will get back to your blogs-all comments much appreciated
Carol xx

Airborne from Kenny K

Morning everyone and hope you are having a good weekend,it has been quite mild here the last couple of days,but typically as it has been Hull Fair week had a lot of rain earlier in the week.My card today is for my O/H brothers grandson who is 13yr on Wednesday-hope he likes it.I used an 8" card and a Kenny K image "Airborne" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.papers are craft mag freebie and I embossed a square with TH cogs EF and I kept it pretty CAS.I did personalise it.
challenges-
not just cards-ATG-------------------------TOP 5
fitztown-ATG
papernest dolls-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafters cafe blog-use an image with a hat
inky impressions-ATG
inspirations destination-ATG
the stamping chef-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
chocolate/coffee cards-for the boys
DL.ART-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Bittersweet

Morning everyone and hope you are all well.My DT card for today is for Crafty Girls and the challenge is ATG soooo easy peasy-right?The sponsors are Meljens and The Stamping Chef whose image I used"Bittersweet"(one of my fave images) coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,a couple of dies and B.paper from stash-had it so long I have no idea where it came from!
challenges-
creative corner-ATG
pile it on-use 2 or more die-cuts
addicted-to-stamps-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
fitztown-ATG using digital elements
papernest dolls-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
fantastic Tuesday-ATG/use yellow
Pennys challenges-ATG
moments of craft-ATG
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-ugly paper lol
inspiration destination-ATG
the stamping chef-ATG---------------------CUTEST QUIRK
DL.ART-ATG
crafty little fairies-one design paper
sisters of craft-ATG
Thanks for calling and your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Monday, 13 October 2014

Another Box of crayons lol

Morning and back with my second post today and another box of crayons lol.This card is my DT card for the ATG challenge at Crafting from The Heart .We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles and Angies Digi Store whose image I chose "Box of Crayons" coloured with promarkers,TH die,sentiment computer generated in Defont,B.paper/Portobella Road from Docrafts and cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
papertake weekly-ATG
paper pretties-CAS
I love promarkers-Autumn colours
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
creative corner-ATG
addicted to stamps-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
whimsy inspires-ATG
crafty little fairies- only 1 D.paper
Hope you can join us this week and check the DT cards and blogs
all comments are much appreciated-hope you had a great weeekend
Carol xx


GDT for Craft Hoarders

Morning everyone and this is my first post of two today -this card is for my first GDT card of the month for Craft Hoarders and the challenge is "Happy Fall Y'all" and I used a Eureka Stamps image "Pumpkins and Fence" coloured with promarkers and chalked clouds,embellishments from Graphic 45 papers,ribbon and die-cut fence from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct,I tried to make the fence look ramshackle --not sure if it worked or not lol.
challenges-
papertake weekly-ATG
passion for promarkers-fave colour combo-orange and brown/perfect for Autumn
crafty creations-use orange
I love promarkers-Autumn colours
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
the stamping chef-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
crafty catz-Autumn
catch the bug-Fall/Autumn
OSAAT-ATG with orange
crafting musketeers-Autumn colours
ladybug crafts-Autumn/Halloween
stamping sensations-warm Autumn colours
jelly park-Autumn/Fall
let's create -Autumn
Thanks for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx



Sunday, 12 October 2014

CAS at 613 Avenue Create

Morning everyone hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.We have a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is CAS.The sponsors are
The Stamping Boutique and Melonheadz whose pre coloured image I used "Crayon Combo Pack" I cut along the box opening and slotted the crayon images inside,sentiment was computer generated in Defont then put image on 3-D sticky squares then on front of notebook.
challenges-
paper makeup stamps-ATG
dream valley-anything but a card
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
paper pretties-CAS
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
Hope to see you join our challenge this week
See you tomorrow
Carol xx

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Halloween Milk Cartons

The weekend again and we have a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun "Pumpkins" and our sponsors are-Graphic Shoppe,Oak Pond,Robyns Fetishand Sentimental Susan whose image I used Jack o'Lanterns,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers/black lace from stash and trick or treat computer generated with Defont.I made mini milk cartons and am going to fill them with sweets for Matthew/son to have in his tattoo studio on Halloween.
challenges-
Pile it on -Autumn
corrosive challenges-Halloween colours
OSAAT-ATG with orange
Robyns Fetish-Autumn colours
Pan pastel-Autumn
Paula Holifield-Boo
The shabby tea room-3-D projects--------------------TOP 3
dream valley-anything but a card
Fitztown-Halloween ------------------------------TOP 3
craft your passion-add material/fabric
Eureka stamps-delightfully frightful
papertake weekly-ATG/treat holders
crafty sentiments-ATG
creative card crew-use black cardstock
TTCRD-ATG
stamp with sarah Kay-Halloween
crafty creations-use orange
crafting by designs-Boo you scared me
delightful challenges-delightfully frightful
divas by design-orange and black
aud sentiments-ATG
sweetpea stampers-Halloween
QKR Stampede-delightfully frightful
polka doodle-anything but square
Fairytale challenge-Happy halloween
Hope you can join us and stop by and check out the DT cards and blogs for some great inspirations
Thanks for dropping by -your time and comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Friday, 10 October 2014

All Dressed Up

Morning everyone and it's our second challenge at Always Anything Goes With A TwistATG/Female and our sponsors are Aurella 27 and All Dressed Up whose beautiful image I chose "Looking Gorgeous" coloured with promarkers,B.paper from Craftwork cards,cardstock from Papermill Direct,corner die-Tattered lace freebie with TL craft mag,ribbon and flower die,and liquid pearls from stash.I made a criss cross card too I love this fold.
Insert-
challenges-
catch the bug-ATG
paper makeup stamps-ATG
ooh-la-la-use a bow-------------------WINNER
fab'n'funky-ATG with ribbon
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
stamping chef-ATG
whimsy inspires-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
crafty little fairies- only 1 D.paper
sisters of craft-ATG
creatalicious-flower power
brown sugar-use triangles
creative craft cottage-Digi/borders or punches-------WINNER
Thanks for stopping by and comments are much appreciated
Carol x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Vintage baby card

Well after three weeks being denied all contact after tasha split up with Matthew-YAY Ellie and Holly-Ann are coming for their tea after school YES can't wait.You might recall me saying Ellie was having some social and school issues-well she has just been diagnosed with a strain of Aspergers and can't imagine the turmoil her mind must be in at all the upheavel and change,at least she will be getting some help now.
My card today is a Vintage baby card, and I the image is one I won earlier in the year from Moonlighting By Mary,hessian strip/ribbon from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Baby Die-cuts from Marianne and Memory Box.
challenges-
QKR Stampede-ATG
Left of center- 3 or more layers
crafts 4 eternity-3 of same letter(bow/baby/brown)
catch the bug-ATG
marks finest-brown
ooh-la-la-use a bow
craft your passion-add some material/fabric
crafty sentiments-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspiration-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x

Monday, 6 October 2014

Tulips and Thank you

Morning everyone and the start of a new week and a new challenge at Artistic Inspirations which is "Thankful" and we are sponsored by Patties Creations and I chose the image Tulips-vase 2 printed twice to decoupage--well to be honest printed twice because I die-cut the first and didn't look right so used that one to decoupage the second lol.I coloured the image with promarkers and glossy accents on vase,cardstock from Papermill Direct,I stamped the background with a tulips clear stamp(no name) which I bought from a craft show,Tattered lace freebie dies(with TL craft mag),sizzix die frame with faux stitching round edges,ribbon and button from stash.
challenges-
just inspirational-make your own background paper
lil red wagon-in stitches
crafters cafe blog-punches and/or die-cuts
word art Wednesday-ATG
delightful challenges-what did you say
creative craft cottage-digi/borders or punches
inspiration destination-ATG
sassy studio-ATG
as you like it-fave digi and why(tulips are my O/H fave flower)
crafty ribbons-buttons and bows
polka doodle-anything but square
left of center-3 or more layers
buckwells craft challenge-ATG
whimsy inspires-ATG
ooh-la-la-use a bow
eclectic ellapu-flowers
Thanks for dropping by and hope you can join us in this challenges
Carol xx

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Vintage and Graphic 45 Secret garden

Morning and hope you are all well,today my card was a commissioned "Vintage"birthday card which she was really please with.I won the pre-coloured digital image "Pink Ladies of fashion" from Moonlighting By Mary earlier in the year and this is the first time of using,I used a couple of dies,cardstock from Papermill Direct,liquid pearls and ribbon from stash,all papers from Graphic 45 Secret garden which I thought were fitting for the image.
challenges-
opus gluei-birthdays
paper makeup stamps -favourite colour/pink
ooh-la-la-use a bow
digi choosday-vintage
die cuttin divas-ATG
paper shelter-pearls
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
fussy and fancy-lots of pink or Breast Cancer awareness
left of center-3 or more layers
the crafting cafe-think pink
the stamping chef-ATG
Thank you for stopping by and any comments are much appreciated-sorry I haven't been round you blogs regularly,but thank you for still leaving me some lovely comments-but we have light at the end of the tunnel and in a bit better place to leave you some comments so will be round later
Carol xx

Friday, 3 October 2014

Brand new Challenge blog

Morning everyone and I am delighted to say I was invited to join the DT of the brand new challenge blog "Always Anything Goes With a Twist".This is my card for the very first challenge--ATG--Our sponsors are DeeDee,Kitty,and The Stamping Boutique,and I used TSC beautiful image "Marie Antoinette" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct and everything else from my stash.Hope you will join us and support the new challenge blog and check out the new DT cards and blogs.
sponsors-
challenges-
paper makeup stamps-favourite colour((blue)
dream valley-lace and ribbon
incy wincy-something old(ribbon/pearls)something new(Lace/papers)
whoopsi daisy-2 or more papers
ooh-la-la-use a bow
paper nest dolls-ATG+bow------------------------TOP 3
TTCRD-ATG
promarker challenge-make it feminine
oldie but a goodie-1,image/2papers/eembellishments(ribbon,pearls)
die-cuttin divas-ATG
paper shelter-pearls
crafters cafe blog-punches and/or dies
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
Sassy studio-ATG
left of center-3 or more layers
crafts4eternity-3 of same letter/buttons/bow/blue
crafty ribbons-ATG/buttons and bows
Buckwells craft-ATG
the stamping chef-ATG
creative craft cottage-Digi/borders or punches
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
carol xx


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

GDT for Crafting by Designs

Morning everyone,I was delighted to be asked to do a GDT spot for the October ATG challenge at Crafting by Designs.I used the beautiful image "Memento Mori" from Aurora Wings,coloured with promarkers,Ivy florish die from Joanna Sheen,Engraver B.paper from Prima,two Magnolia Doohicky tag dies put through ribbler and fastened with black lace from stash and TH Raven die,black heart gems and ribbon from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
Delicious Doodles-on the darker side
a creative romance-in the garden/please delete if not appropriate
pile it on-witching hour/Halloween
Aurora Wings-a touch of darkness
incy wincy-something old(B.paper/dies)something new(net/ribbon/hearts/digi)
fitztown-tag it
ooh-la-la-use a bow
paper nest dolls-ATG+a bow
crafty sentiments-Bingo/digi/die-cut/gems
TTCRD-ATG
die-cuttin divas-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
Left of center-LOC or Fairytales
A-Step-in-the-darkness-ATG
divas by design-spooky creations
Fab'n'funky-Halloween
crafting with dragonflies-ATG
crafters cafe blog-punches and/or dies
Buckwells Craft-ATG
The stampin chef-ATG
Paula Holifield-Boo
thanks for stopping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx