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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Daisy Elf freebie

My card today is a just because card lol I used "Daisy Elf" a freebie image from Aurora Wings,coloured with promarkers and glamour dusted,papers are from Craftwork cards,die-cuts are from Whimsy Stamps and Marianne,left CAS.
challenges-
crafty catz-things with wings
MPF stampshop-use only the centre
addicted to stamps-flowers
corrosive challenges-hip to be square
scribble and scrap-ATG
Rosey hearts-things with wings
craft your passion-ATG
Eureka -add some bling
crafty boots-things with wings
TTCRD-ATG
great impressions-Spring
scribbles designs-Spring
papernest dolls-ATG
I love promarkers-glitter
Simon says-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
crafty gals-stripes and/or polka dots
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 27 April 2015

Cute as a Button

I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer at The Crazy Challenge,so this is my second post today.The challenge is "Cute as a Button" and I used a pre-coloured Mos Digital Pencil from Hobby House-just added glamour dust,cardstock from Papermill Direct,the embossing folder is from Tattered Lace,B.paper from Craftwork Cards,die-cuts/dewdrops/seambinding bow and buttons from stash.
challenges-
papertake weekly-cute as a button
top tip Tuesday-3 of something/buttons
Pennys challenges-use spooled items/ribbon/lace/twine
crafters cafe blog-ribbon and/or lace
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
Mos digital-ATG/Spring
sassy studio-come fly with me
as you like it-fave embossing-I like both types BUT dry embossing is quicker and more choice --TOP 3
creative craft cottage-sparkle
crafty catz-things with wings
corrosive challenges-hip to be square
OSAAT-Mothers/daughters/girls
scribble and scrap-ATG--------------TOP 3
Rosey Hearts-things with wings
great impressions-Spring
scribbles designs-Spring
creatalicious-embossing
Hope you can hop over and join us
Carol x x

Darts and Beer-Cheers

Morning and here we are in the last week of April already-hope you are all well,this is my first post of two today.We have a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart which is ATG.Sponsor is Just Inklined and I used the image "Cheers-Chalkboard" coloured with promarkers and I decoupaged the shelf,cardstock from Papermill Direct,the B.boards are cut from a magazine cut seperately and distressed,the dartboard I have had in my stash for yonks and no idea where from.
challenges-
Simon says-CAS
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
Qkr stampede-guy cards
corrosive challenges-hip to be square
scribble and scrap-ATG
papernest dolls-ATG
not just cards-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
any comments you leave are much appreciated
Carol x x

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Belly Dancer and Jingle Bells

Morning everyone and hope you are all well,after the gorgeous sunny weather it was wet and really cold yesterday!We have a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is "Humour as this is National Humour Month,there are some frebie humerous sentiments on the challenge blog if you need one.Sponsors are Bugaboo and Chubby mermaid whose image I used "Belly Dancer" coloured with promarkers and added gold glamour dust,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers from stash,sentiment from google,and my new die which I won and which is Jingle bells but I thought it went with the image.
challenges-
ooh-la-la-lots of layers
crafty boots-red/white/blue
love to scrap-ATG
not just cards-ATG
creative card crew-sentiments
creative moments-ATG------------TOP 3
inspiration destination-ATG
crafty gals-girls
creative craft cottage-sparkle
crafts4eternity-ATG
simply create too-pretty woman
allsorts-bling
crafty calendar-add a sentiment
the sisters of craft-ATG
Do hope you can join us this week and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Shabby Chic

Morning everyone and the weekend again means a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun which is "Shabby Chic"-our sponsors are
The East Wind,PpinkyDolls Art,Kith and Kin Digital Stamp Co and All Dressed Up whose beautiful image I used-"Looking Gorgeous" ,coloured with promarkers(a couple of tips from son who owns his own Tattoo Studio and a brilliant artist),cardstock from Papermill Direct,I made the background by using gesso on cardstock then a layer of kitchen roll for texture,more gesso then distress inks,scrip and flourish stamps,I also used some glossy accents crackle(which didn't crackle!)the fabric flowers, dewdrops,lace and seam binding from stash,I stamped the flowers and leaves and coloured with distress inks splashed with picket fence,distressed the edges and used silicone to create depth between the layers.This is my first "proper"go at shabby chic and i am absolutely delighted with the result and would like to thank Pamellia for some fantastic inspiration.
challenges-
corrosive challenges-floral fantasy
OSAAT-Girls
quirky crafts-colour or flowers------------WINNER
pan pastel-ATG
lacy sunshine-shabby chic
ooh-la-la-lots of layers
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
not just cards-ATG
digi sketch(T)-flowers----------------------TOP 3
top tip Tuesday-3 of something/stamped flowers/fabric flowers
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-Spring blooms
Fab'n'funky-lace
Pennys challenges-use spooled items/lace/ribbon
crafters cafe blog-ribbon and/or lace(both)
The sisterhood of crafters-monochromatic
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
crafty gals-girls,girls,girls----------------TOP 5
C.R.A.F.T-make you own embellishments/stamped flowers/die-cut flower with rolled rose centre
brown sugar-ATG
crafts 4 eternity-ATG
chocolate coffee cards-use a die-cut
simply create too-pretty woman
stamping sensations-pretty in pink
whimsy inspires-colour an image
eclectic ellapu-out of your comfort zone
All Dressed up FB challenge-Mothers Day/shabby chic
Thank you for any comments you wish to leave all are much appreciated and off to catch up with all your blogs
see you tomorrow
Carol x x



Friday, 24 April 2015

Wedding Season

Morning everyone and hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather.We have a new challenge at Simply Papercrafts which is Freestyle/Lots of layers and our sponsors are Sassy Studio and ADFD whose beautiful image I used-"I Do" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.papers-Harmony from 7 Gypsies,Tonic border punch,pearls and brad from stash,pearl flourishes from "Flourish With A Bling" and I used my favourite upright Z fold card.
challenges-
Lacy Sunshine-shabby chic/vintage/steampunk
ooh-la-la-lots of layers
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
not just cards-ATG
craetive card crew-sentiments
the paper shelter-it's a celebration
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-milestone celebrations/wedding?
inspiration destination-ATG
Fairytale challenge-now or never
polka doodle-anything but square
Brown sugar-ATG
crafts4eternity-ATG
creative corner-wedding bells
deep ocean-shaped card

Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated-hope you can join us in the challenge
Carol x x



Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Rose Tattoo

Morning everyone and we have a new challenge at Create and Inspire which is "Add Some Flowers" how easy is that lol.We are sponsored by Enchanted Studio and I used the beautiful image Rose Tattoo coloured with promarkerscardstock from Papermill Direct,B.papers Tattered lace craft mag freebie,ribbon and pearls from stash,and a selection of die-cuts.
challenges-
sassy studio-have it your way/black and white
as you like it-markers or distress/distress to edge papers and markers to colour
Friday sketch-sketch
crafty catz-it's a girl thing
creative fingers-ATG
chocolate coffee cards-use a die-cut
addicted to stamps-girly but no pink
corrosive challenges-floral frenzy
OSAAT-ATG/Mothers/girls
Pan pastel-ATG
ooh-la-la-lots of layers
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
whimsy inspires-colour an image
The sisters of craft-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 20 April 2015

Colour Challenge

Morning and I would like to welcome my latest follower Bonnie,and today starts a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges-which is "Use Colours"/Pink/Purple and Green.We are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and I used the beautiful image "Foxglove Enchantress" coloured with promarkers and TH Distress Glitter Clear rock candy,papers/liquid pearls/ribbon from stash.
challenges-
stamp with Sarah Kay-fave colours/purple/green
Pennys challenges-one for the girls
word art Wednesday-ATG
sassy studio-have it your way/purple/green-------WINNER
crafty catz-it's a girl thing
crafts galore-make a card
scribbles designs-Spring
whimsy inspires-colour an image
cupcake inspiration-colour challenge
corrosive challenges-floral fantasy
Lacy sunshine-shabby chic/steampunk/vintage
ooh-la-la-creations-lots of layers
thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Crafty Girlz Returns

Fiona along with tean leader Sue have re-opened "Crafty Girlz" challenges after been closed for about a year so was delighted when Fiona invited all the DT back-hope you will return and support us once again.We are sponsored by Rosey Hearts,ADFD and Lacy Sunshine whose image I chose-"Emily Rain Showers" coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents on raindrops,papers from Docrafts papermania,cardstock from Papermill Direct,I stamped and embossed the Dawm Bibby flowers stamps then cut them out and layered,pearls from stash.
challenges-
cute card Thursday-Bonny blues
the sisterhood of crafters-April showers
crafty catz-2 or more P.papers
creative fingers-ATG
left of center-spots and/or stripes
addicted- to stamps-girly but no pink
scribble and scrap-ATG
incy wincy-embossing/embossed stamped flowers
ooh-la-la-at least 5 layers
craft your passion-ATG
papertake weekly-words
crafty sentiments-ATG
top tip Tuesday- 3 of something/clouds/flowers
digi choosday-pearls/gems
everybody art-pearls
crafting by designs-ATG
paper creator-flowers
crafty calendar-add a sentiment
eclectic ellapu-April showers
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG/pearls
crafty creations-seeing spots
word art Wednesday-ATG

Do hope you will come and join our challenge and check out the DT cards and blogs
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x

Father Son Fun

Morning everyone my first card today is for a GDT spot at Inky Impressions and the challenge is "Use Kraft".the image I chose is "Father Son-Fun" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper,twine and hessian from stash,sentiments stamps are from Crafters Companion and Sheena Douglas,the tags are recycled from packaging.Keeping post short as having computer problems and don't want to push my luck.
challenges--
creative fingers-ATG
catch the bug-earth day recycle/tags
Robyns fetish-bakers twine-------------TOP PICK
ooh-la-la-at least 5 layers
craft your passion-ATG
papertake weekly-words
crafty sentiments-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-Tag you're it
crafty calendar-add a sentiment
country view-use kraft card
cutie pie-all about the boys
word art Wednesday-ATG
the paper shelter-one for the boys
fab'n'funky-masculine
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 13 April 2015

Hang in There

Morning again and my second DT card is for Crafting From The Heart whose challenge is ATG everyones favourite.We are sponsored by Karleigh Sue and I used the image "You make it look easy" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper ,Craftwork Cards,sentiment from Visible Images,handprint is a wooden stamp with no name sorry and I doodled round the edges.
challenges-
creative craft cottage-use die-cuts
papertake weekly-ATG
digi choosday-die-cuts
Fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG/die-cut or punch
I love promarkers-ink it up
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
fab'n'nfunky-bingo/sentiment/digi/die-cuts
4 crafty chicks-die-cuts
creative fingers-ATG
pile it on-fancy frame
scribble and scrap-ATG
ooh-la-la-at least 5-layers
Natalie and Amy-frame it
Thanks for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Spring or not???

Morning everyone I have two cards to post today my first DT card is for Artistic Inspirations whose challenge is ATG with a twist of Spring which should be pretty easy this time of year although yesterday was more like Winter-freezing cold/windy and raining.Our sponsor is The East Wind and I used the beautiful image "Aurora Spring Butterfly",coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper from Docrafts Parisienne Blus,liquid pearls/dies/brad and ribbon from stash,and I made my favourite uprightZ-fold card.Tonic border punch also used.
challenges-
creative craft cottage-use die-cuts
papertake weekly-ATG
digi choosday-use a die
fan-tastic Tuesday-use a die-cut/punch
stampavie or more-favourite colours-blue
crafty creations-ATG
lil red wagon-Spring
I love promarkers-ink it up----------------WINNER
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafters cafe blog-shaped card
inky impressions-Spring
word art Wednesday-ATG
reasonable ribbon-things with wings and ribbon
cute card Thursday-bonny blues
pink gem-Spring
addicted to stamps-girly but no pink
ribbon girl-any image+ ribbon
sentimental Sunday-no sentiment
scribble and scrap-ATG
memas crafts-ATG/dies/punch
crafts galore-make a card
great impressions-Spring
crop stop-ribbon used

Hope you can find the time to join us and thank you for dropping by
all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Cupcake Honey and Holly with Cupcake Cake lol

Morning everyone Sunday morning means a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is "Create Your own Challenge"-we would like you to choose at least one item from each column.Our sponsors are Melonheadz Illustrations,Di's Digi stamps and Scrappers Delight-whose image I chose "Cupcake Honey" coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and glamour dust.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers/sentiment/wooden beads and wooden button from stash,I also doodled round the edge.For the challenge I used-square card/Birthday/doodling and wooden shapes.
Holly-Ann with cake -not posing at all lol
challenges-
craft your passion-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
promarker challenge-birthdays
clear it out-ATG
the paper shelter-birthday+ sentiment
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-Birthday or no 5 + sentiment
as you like it-markers or distress/promarkers because that's all I have at the moment
crafty catz-2 or more P.papers
sweet stampin-childrens cards
Hope you can join us this week-thank you for stopping by and all your comments are much appreciated
See you tomorrow
Carol x x

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Feet up and a Cuppa

Morning everyone and today is Holly-Anns 6th birthday and in her words it's frightening??? lol.We have a new challenge at Open-minded Crafting Fun which is "Recycle something"and we are sponsored by My Graphico,Smeared Ink,Stitchy Bear and Dr Digis whose image I used-Ambrose Dunderton-"Feet up and a Cuppa" coloured with promarkers,B.papers from stash,stamped postcards from a Travel set I have had for yonks.For the recycling part I used the decoupaged packing case from an old card and the picture was an image cut from packaging a couple of years ago (knew I would be able to use it lol)
challenges-
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-dots or stripes
not just cards-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
as you like it-markers or distress-promarkers/only because that is what I have at the moment
left of center-spots or stripes
sister act-ATG
catch the bug-Earth day-recycle/decoupaged P.case/Pic
crafting musketeers-it's a mans world
Do hope you find the time to join us -thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 10 April 2015

A trio of babies

Slightly late with this post sorry Chrissy --the new challenge at Simply Papercrafts is Freestyle/Steampunk and we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear and I used the images "Timeless Tots" coloured with promarkers,B.paper from Docrafts,gems and ribbon from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct.Holly just said I can't believe it's my birthday tomorrow-I said I know then you will be 6yrs-then she said I know that's frightening!!!! no hope for me then lol
challenges-
Catch the bug-ATG
Robyns Fetish-pastel colours
ribbon girls-pastel colours
quirkycrafts-sketch and/or hats
panpastels-Spring colours
Rosey hearts-naughty or nice
love to scrap-dots or stripes
creative inspirations- a trio of--images
word art Wednesday-ATG
Hope you can join us this week and see you tomorrow
Carol x x

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Dark ?-Cute ?

morning everyone and this is my second post today -my DT card card for Create and Inspire,-our challenge is "Use a Die" which is no hardship lol-our sponsors are Bugaboo and Aurella whose image I used-"Vampire",coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,and B.papers from stash.We are also running a DT call.
challenges-
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
polka doodle-use a die
pile it on-die-cuts and/or punches
Rosey Hearts-naughty or nice
incy wincy-CAS
crafty cardmakers-wings
Memas crafts-ATG with a die
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG with a die or punch
eclectic ellapu-out of your comfort zone/dark cards mine all turn out with a cute edge lol
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

3GirlJam and a Milk Carton

Morning everyone-I was delighted when Chriss asked me if I would like to be a Guest Designer in April for 3 GirlJam.The challenge is ATG with ribbon so I made a milk carton gift box suitable for a new baby.The cardstock is from Papermill Direct,B.paper from Craftwork Cards,Tattered Lace and Memory Box die-cuts,liquid pearls from stash and safety pin and rattle are Baby shower favours,the flower die was a craft mag freebie.You can find a beautiful selection of ribbon,lace and buttons at the 3GirlJam store.
challenges-
papertake weekly-ATG
creative craft cottage-use die-cuts
in the pink-celebrate----------PERFECT PINKIE
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
polka doodle-use a die
left of center-monochrome
craft4eternity-Baby Baby
catch the bug-ATG
pile it on-die-cuts
love to scrap-dots or stripes
not just cards-ATG
Memas crafts-ATG with a die-cut or punch
V's sweet ideas-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Hope you can join us in the challenge
Carol x x

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Happy Easter

Morning from a wet and miserable Kingston Upon Hull but at least the sun is trying to break through-hopefully it will succeed. First I would like to say thank you for all the lovely comments on my previous post about Aspergers/Autism we certainly had some memorable melt downs until Ellie was diagnosed only last year,but she is very intelligent,artistic and seems to have a photographic memory too.I have a CAS Easter/Spring card to post this morning-the pre-coloured topper is from Hobby House,B.paper/liquid pearls from stash and a doily die cut twice.
challenges-
that craft place-Easter/Spring
pile it on-Easter/Spring
corrosive challenges-hop into Spring
OSAAT-ATG with nature
Robyns Fetish-Easter
pan pastel-Spring colours
scribble and scrap-ATG
ooh-la-la-Easter/Spring
crafty boots-Easter
digi sketch(T)-furry friends
the paper shelter-Easter
crafters cafe blog-Easter
crafting for all seasons-animal magic
sassy studio-hop to it/Easter-------------WINNER
4crafty chicks-Easter
Patties creations-Easter
chocolate coffee cards-use a doily
just inspirational-Easter
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
enjoy your Easter break and don't eat tooo many choc eggs lol
Carol xx

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Autism Awareness Month

Today is World Autism Day and April is Autism Awareness Month--My grandaughter Ellie has recently been diagnosed with slight Aspergers which is part of Autism and we certainly have had dramas-which are part of who you are-wouldn't change my beautiful Grandaughter for the world love you Ellie to the moon and back x x (cannot take credit for the arty picture lol)



Carol x x

Masquerade Sassy

Morning everyone well here we are in April Holly is counting the sleeps as she will be six on the 11th lol this year is flying past.We have our 2nd challenge starting today at Crafting With an Attitude which is ATG/Fantasy and we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. and I was given the image "Masquerade Ball Sassy" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Tattered Lace embossing folder and B.paper,silk ribbon/brad/metal flower and pearls from stash,the swirly patterned edge to image was half of a stamped image free with Craft Stamper mag.
challenges-
fussy and fancy-girly
creative fingers-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-2 or more hoarded things-ribbon,3yrs old,brag and flower,6yrs old
die-cuttin divas-ATG with a die-cut
stampavie and more-point
crafty creations-ATG
fab'n'funky-lots of layers
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
Natalie and Amy-frame it
crafts galore-make a card
the sisters of craft-ATG
creative ladybirds-ATG
the papernest dolls-ATG
V'ssweet ideas-ATG
Thank you for all your supportfor our first challenge and hope you will continue to join us
Thank you for calling and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x