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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Shanghai Sleeves

I have made a card just because and not a DT card.The image is from Rick St Dennis-"Shanghai Sleeves" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers "Vintage Floral" from Craftwork Cards,a couple of die-cuts and dewdrops from stash.I also distressed the edges and used Victorian velvet.
challenges-
incy wincy-distressing
craft your passion-ATG
not just cards-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-letters of the alphabet/D-dies/digi/dewdrops
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
everybody art-monochrome
Simon says-ATG
the paper shelter-make it digital
Pennys challenges-lots of layers
crafters cafe blog-lots of layers
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-dies and/or punches
inspiration destination-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG
Meljens-seeing spots
creative fingers-ATG----------TOP 3
Brown sugar-ATG
Bunny Zoes-for the girls
Thank you for visiting and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Goth Prom Queen

My DT card for A Step In The Dark is a day late for the challenge which started yesterday as we have had another family drama -getting to be quite a habit lately!!!My DIL had a very dramatic melt down which we all think is post-natal depression as it's not the first time and surprise surprise DR full booked up for a week!!!
Cardstock is from Papermill Direct,B.paper a craft mag freebie,net/lace/button and charm from stash.We are sponsored by Stitchy Bear and I used the image Goth Prom Queen-coloured with promarkers.Don't forget you can now enter with a non-dark card too
challenges-
creative fingers-ATG
Dis digi designs-lots of embellishments
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-letters of the alphabet-D for digi
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
creative inspirations-lace
Simon says-ATG
The paper shelter-make it digital
crafty calendar-ATG
Bunny Zoes-for the girls
Thank for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 23 February 2015

Moss Fairy and embossing with Lemon Shortbread

Morning everyone and the start of another week -the last week of this month-time flies.We have a new challenge at "Get Creative Challenges" which is -Must include embossing-and our sponsor is Lemon Shortbread (love that name)and I chose the beautiful image "Moss Fairy with Skull" coloured with promarkers and glossy accents on wings,cardstock from Papermill Direct,the B.paper is embossed and been in my stash for yonks.I then used my new leaf EF on some craft mag freebie paper and then ran distress ink pad ove the top,moth cut from TH papers,chipboard owl,wooden heart,string, and dies from stash.I frantaged the owl and moth -then sprayed card with picket fence and iced spruce distress sprays.
challenges-
not just cards-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
ooh-la-la-creations-add something green
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG with a die
everybody-art-sketch
Simon says-add a little texture
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG
4 crafty chicks-things with wings
creative fingers-ATG
left of center-use your dies
simply create too-ATG
Dis digi designs-lots of embellishments
addicted-to-stamps-embossing dry/heat
corrosive challenges-things with wings
lacy sunshine-things with wings-----------------WINNER
scribble and scrap-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
papernest dolls-ATG
Fitztown-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
Thanks for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated---sooo
dig out those embossing folders and join us in the challenge
Carol x x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Birthdays

Morning everyone and hope you are having a good weekend-I would like to welcome my new followers Cathy,Karen and Samra.A new challenge starts at 613 Avenue Create which is "Anything Birthday" easy peasy eh???We are sponsored by Flat Friends and Bugaboo whose image I used- "Candleset" coloured with promarkers,I doodled round the die-cut frame,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers were craft mag freebie.
challenges-
ooh-la-la-add something green
craft your passion-ATG
crafty boots-use a sentiment
love to scrap-ATG
not just cards-ATG
creative card crew-Birthday with sentiment
Fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG with a die
I love promarkers-make us laugh
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-dies and/or punches
inspiration destination-ATG
Friday sketch-rotated
OSAAT-ATG with birthdays
Do hope you can join us after all everyone has a birthday right? so make them a card and link it up lol
Carol x x

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Flashback Friday

Had been planning on joining the Flashback Friday challenge but this week passed so quickly and this was a last minute card and not really turned out how I envisaged but not too bad lol.oops just linked up and should have been blue or pink-I made a blue one first but wasn't happy with it!!!I white embossed the background stamp,then coloured with Panpastels,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper from Docrafts,the Baby words and feet are both stamps from Inkadinkado,die-cuts from Memory Box,lace and ribbon from Hobbycraft and brad from stash.
challenges
Flashback Friday-Oh Baby
QKR Stampede-lovely lace
simple create too-ATG
allsorts-no birthdays
MFP-white heat emboss/colours over
addicted to stamps-embossing
ooh-la-la-add something green
crafty boots-use a sentiment
top tip Tuesday-rubber stamps only
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-use metal(Brad)
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG with a die
Simon says-add texture
Fab'n'funky-ribbon and lace
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafts and me inspiration-add ribbon
stampin sensations-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

New challenge blog and Birthday card

Welcome to my new follower ERIN.There is a new challenge blog starting on the 5th March -Crafting With Attitude-hope you will pop over and become a follower and support us in the challenges
My card today was made for my daughter to give to my son on his birthday-ha taught himself to play the quitar and banjo and has a collection of guitars and as she asked me the night before it was a quich CAS card lol.The background stamp was from--oops no idea no label on stamp,the guitar and sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo,I embossed the backgound with a new EF from Crafters Companion which was POTW at Create and Craft.
challenges-
scrappers delight-ATG
inspiration desination-ATG
word art wednesday-ATG
Simon says-add texture
stamp with Sarah Kay-blue and white
DL.ART-use colour blue
crafty catz-for the boys----------------------------WINNER
creative fingers-ATG
sweet stampin-inspired by a song/While my Guitar Gently Weeps/George Harrison/one of my fave songs
Robyns Fetish-square cards
scribble and scrap-ATG
that craft place-film inspired/Jimi Hendrix
craft your passion-ATG
crafty boots -Use a sentiment
not just cards-ATG
top tip Tuesday-rubber stamps only
creative card crew-birthday with sentiment
TTCRD-ATG
crafts galore encore-use a stamp or digi
stamping sensations-ATG
scribbles designs-CAS
whimsy inspires-use a sentiment
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x




Monday, 16 February 2015

Sunday After-noon

Morning again as this is my second and last post today.We have a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart which is ATG and we are sponsored by Karleigh Sue and I used her beautiful image "Sunday After-noon" I love this image-coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.papers are Tattered Lace craft mag freebies,Joy Butterfly border die,and as the papers were quite busy I left the card pretty much CAS.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG
DL.ART-use colour blue
as you like it-CAS or fussy-i usually prefer fussy but sometimes the image and quite busy B.papers call for a CAS finish
creative fingers-ATG
sweet stampin-inspired by a song-Lazy Sunday After-noon/Kinks
pile it on-butterflies
Robyns fetish -square cards
scribble and scrap-ATG
crafts galore-use a stamp or digi
stamping sensations-ATG
Bunny zoes-for the girls
crafty calendar-ATG
Fitztown-ATG
papernest dolls-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
please check out the DT cards and blogs and link up your ATG cards
Carol x x


Sunshine Twist

Morning and can you believe we are halfway through this month too!I seem to be non-stop this last two weeks and getting absolutely nowhere but am catching up slowly so please bear with me if I haven't visited you yet and all your comments are much appreciated every one.This is my first post of two today,this one is for Artistic Inspirations whose challenge is ATG/sunshine twist.We are sponsored by Angie's Digi Stamps and I used the cute image "Cute Bug in Flower" coloured with promarkers,I used sun ray B.paper which doesn't really show behind image!I also stamped the ray image in corner with my new stamps from Crafters Companion POTW from Create and Craft,buttons from stash,and the papers and decoupage were fron the Jane Shasky CD and made it into a wall hanging.
challenges-
love to scrap-ATG
ooh-la-la-creations-add something green
not just cards-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
Simon says-all creatures great and small
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG
as you like it-CAS or fussy-I usually prefer fussy as love to add loads of layers and usually a selection of die-cuts
creative fingers-ATG
allsorts-no birthdays
crafty calendar-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
Do hope you can join us in our challenge this week and don't forget the sunshine twist
Carol x x


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Up in the Air

Morning everyone and hope you are all well.This morning we have a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun,which is "Up in the Air" and I have used the image "Love of Birds"from ADFD,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper and sentiment from Craftwork cards.We are also sponsored by
Jessica Weible Illustrations,Melonheadz and Milk,Coffee.
update on Alice-she had a bad stressful day yesterday but managed to eat a little chicken today,and the bruising is going down slightly,but still cannot use her leg-think that is going to take a while.
challenges-
scribble and scrap-ATG
That craft place-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-red
just inspirational-Noahs ark
Simon says-all creatures great and small
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it -CAS or fussy-usually i prefer fussy cards but sometimes the image calls for CAS
sister act-ATG
allsorts-no birthdays
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
see you tomorrow
Carol x x

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Dark or Non-Dark that is the Question!

Morning everyone and we have a new challenge at A-Step-in-The-Dark,which is ATG and you can now enter a "Dark or non-dark card"so hope you can join in and support us and come and check out the DT cards and blogs for some inspiration if needed.We are sponsored by "Fantasy Arts and Crafts" and I chose the image "Witch magic books Spell" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper from Tim Holtz-Crowded Attic which I used some distress sprays and a mica copper spray-I then embossed the paper.the crow/raven is a TH die.Quick update on Alice-we now have her home but she is in a right state,her underskin is black and purple with puncture wounds and she is unable to use her back leg just trailing it so being carried out to wee as she won't go on puppy pads,only eaten a little chicken but is also reluctant to drink so using a childs medicine syringe.They sent her home because she was very anxious and distressed,but at least she is still alive and has another check up on Thursday.Son is waiting to come on computer so will finally catch up with all your blogs tomorrow and thank you for the comments you have been leaving even though I was MIA so to speak!
challenges-
Sassy studio-ATG
as you like it-matt or shiny/matt all the time-I rarely use shiny at all and is hard to photograph
4crafty chicks-hand coloured image
creative fingers-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and see you soon
Carol x x

Monday, 9 February 2015

Colour Challenge

Apologies for my DT card being a day late because of last weeks and yesterdays episode(last post).Here it is now a colour challenge at 613 Avenue Create-and our sponsors are Alicia Bel,and Inky impressions whose sentiment I used "Dance in the Rain",the B.paper is tattered Lace craft mag freebie,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct and the dancing couple is a Tattered Lace die.My colour challenge is green/black/blue.
CHALLENGES-
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-ATG
everybody-art-sentiment as image
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
incy wincy-use a punch or die-cut
not just cards-ATG
Hope you can join us this week
Carol x x

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Dog attack

We have had a terrible week with more family drama and to top it all our poor little Alice chihuahua/Yorkie who is a very protective loving little dog was viciously attacked by a staffie today which had got out when the families grandson opened the gate.When they say they shake them about like a little rag doll is actually what happened,someone stopped to help but we couldn't get the dog off despite a desperate effort.Alice is now in avery bad way at the emergency vets-all this happened in front of grandaughters Holly 5yrs and Ellie 7ys so ther was lots of screaming too,Holly said later I thought you were going to break their window I was knocking so hard for someone to come!!!I was shaking for hours-fortunately the owner took us to the emergenct vets and offered to pay the (hefty)bill and are having the dog collected tomorrow to be put down.Holly said I hope the doggie heaven is closed on a Sunday-fingers crossed it is closed to Alice full stop-she keeps saying she can't die from a cut leg can she?Unfortunately not as simple as that they think she has a fractured leg and internal bleeding but because of the shock all they can do for 24-48 hours is just give her a fluid drip and pain relief.
Carol x x

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Hearts and Valentine

Well it snowed and now it's gone thank goodness!!!I cannot seem to get myself motivated this week and have been slow getting round your blogs again,but am catching up slowly lol.I was asked for this Valentine/Anniversary project a couple of weeks ago and after I got halfway through it was cancelled so put it on hold,but as most of the challenges are Hearts/Valentines Day I thought I would finish it off,so here it is.I made a box in a card suitable for adding a gift.Cardstock from Papermill Direct, B.paper from a CD but had it that long no idea which CD,a selection of dies and the new silhouette freebie with the Tattered Lace craft mag,ribbon/pearls and liquid pearls from stash.
challenges-
QKR Stampede-hearts
creative fingers-ATG
Fairytale-challenge-something with a heart
pink gem-lots of layers
Dis digi designs-include a heart
Bunny Zoe-hearts
addicted to stamps-lots of layers
ribbon girls-romance
Lacy sunshine-have a heart
scribble and scrap-ATG
that craft place-ATG
the shabby tea room-I(heart) you
dream valley-Valentine day
crazy challenge-love
ooh-la-la-love
crafty boots-hearts and valentine
not just cards-ATG
digi sketch/theme-for the girls
crafty creations-hearts/owls/love--------TOP 3
fab'n'funky-hearts and/or flowers
crafting for all seasons-have a heart

back in a bit x

Monday, 2 February 2015

Ruffles and Die-cuts

Morning everyone and can you believe it's February already???We have a new challenge for you at Crafting From The Heart,which is da-da-da-da ATG-easy peasy lol.We have Rick St. Dennis as our sponsor and I used his beautiful image "Ruffles",coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper-Tattered Lace craft mag freebie,selection of dies/Cosmic Shimmer liquid pearls,roses and lace from stash,I also distressed the edges of the cardstock/image/and B.paper.
challenges-
Simon says-ATG
the paper shelter-lots of layers
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG/favourite colours/brown/beige
sassy studio-keep it the same/monochrome
as you like it-matt or shiny--I prefer matt as very rarely use anything shiny
4 crafty chicks-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Brown sugar-3 different embellishments-lace/dies/flowers
pink gem-lots of layers
addicted-to-stamps-lots of layers
Robyns Fetish-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
that craft place-ATG
deep ocean-lace and pearls
craft your passion-ATG
not just cards-ATG
crafts galore encore-use a stamp or digi
craft hoarders-bingo-markers/lace/die-cut/distress tool/flowers
Thank you for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated-we also hope you can join us in the challenge
Carol x x