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Friday, 29 April 2016

Vintage Spitfire

This card was commissioned for her husbands 70th birthday and specially asked for the Vintage Spitfire image which is from Delicious Doodles,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct and papers from stash.
challenges-
OSAAT-ATG with wings
Robyns Fetish-ATG
crafty boots-monochrome
incy wincy-book/song/movie-Battle of Britain
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-things with wings
inky chicks-it's birthday time
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
creative inspirations-for the boys------------TOP 3
the sisterhood of crafters-birthdays
inky impressions-all about the boys-----TOP 3
crafting by designs-for the boys or men
word art wednesday-ATG
Brown sugar-for the boys
Bunny Zoes-Travelling/Transport
crafty sentiments-birthdays
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Alice In Wonderland

Morning and back again with my DT card for Crafting From The Heart FB challenge which is sponsored by Star Stampz and I used the image Alice Chibi coloured with promarkers,cardstock from papermill Direct,B.paper printed from The Wrinkles CD,clock stamp was from a craft mag freebie set,I then doodles round the edges.
challenges-
the crafty addicts-ATG/girly
creative inspirations-your fave things/P.paper/dies/digis
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
star stampz-use a digi
crafty girls creations-ATG-----------TOP 3
cre8tive hands friends-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
Robyns Fetish-ATG
incy wincy-Book/song/movie-Alice in Wonderland
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
passion for promarkers-make it digital/image/B.paper
Lemon shortbread-ATG
Tuesday Throwdown-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG

Thank you for calling and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

In the Dark Dark Forest

Morning-well is it Spring/Summer/Winter??? yesterday we had cold winds,rain,freezing winds,rain,hail,snow then sun all before 12a.m what can I say!!! I have two posts today and the first one is for the very first challenge of a brand new challenge blog"The Dark Attic" and mixed media is welcome.Our first sponsors are Shadow Clocksy and Delicious Doodles whose image I used.The image is Dark Forest which I won a couple of years ago but cannot find a link for it sorry,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,I used a die-cut to look like a frame and Memory Box-Fresh Foliage although then wondered if I should have cut all the leaves off and just left the stems oh well.
challenges-
SLS Lines-half-o-ween--WINNER
left of center-tall cards
Morgans artworld-monochrome
Robyns fetish-ATG
incy wincy-book/song/movie/A Dark Forest/Russian Folk song
cardz4guys-wood in the design
passion for promarkers-make it digital
Hope you will join us and check out the DT cards and blogs for some brilliant inspiration
Carol x x

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Grandson Noah

I made this card for my new little Grandson Noah and hadn't blogged it yet-so here it is.Cardstock is from Papermill Direct,Tattered Lace craft mag freebie papers,beautiful toppers are from Pion part of a prize I won from Live and Love Crafts,both ribbon/seambinding and liquid pearls from stash.
challenges-
crafty sentiments-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-monochromatic
Lemon shortbread-ATG
Deep ocean-dots and/or stripes
The paper shelter-for the boys
Pennys challenges-ATG
sisterhood of crafters-generations-Grandson?
inky impressions-all about the boys
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-cute as a button
crafting with dragonflies-masculine
aud sentiments-ATG
craft rocket-fave colour combo/blue/cream
crafty girl creations-ATG
cre8tive hands friends-ATG
Morgans artworld-monochrome
crafty friends-all things cute
Ribbon girls-Any image
open-minded crafting fun-pastel colours
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated and I am slowly getting round to all your blogs finally!!!
Carol x x

Little Clown Colorin

Morning and my DT card today is for the new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is ATG/Use orange/blue and 2 neutral colours.We are sponsored by Aliciabel and I used the image Little Clown Colorin,coloured with promarkers,cardstock and papers are oddments from stash and the peel offs and pompom balls have been borrowed cough cough from my little grandaughters stash-in my defence they borrow my stuff lol.I left space to personalise it too.
challenges-
incy wincy-book/movie/song-Send In The Clowns
Craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
deep ocean-dots and/or stripes
TTCRD-ATG
crafty gals-cute as a button
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Friday, 22 April 2016

Disappearing Daisy Elf lol

We have a new ATG challenge starting at Crafting With Friends and as our sponsor is Aurora Wings I used the beautiful image "Daisy Elf" coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper/ribbon/dewdrops and dies from stash.It's almost unknown for me to use yellow but I found this scrap of paper and it seemed to go so well with the cream card.Plus I was so harrassed after selling my original card without taking a pic,then printing another pic off for it to go missing last night whilst looking for papers-scoured my craft room from top to bottom-gave up and went to print another,but foiled again as computer wouldn't start???Was waiting to message Fiona and say could I give this challenge a miss-went into craft room and there was image on top of the pile ,so panicked to make another card and daughter got computer going first time???Going for a lie down lol.
challenges-
corrosive challenges-girls,ladies,women
OSAAT-anything with wings
Ribbon girls-ATG
CAGI-anything with wings
Incy wincy-film/book/song-Don't eat The Daises-Doris Day
crazy challenge-Spring
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-monochromatic
A snowflakes promise-Spring
Lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-things with wings
the crafty addicts-ATG/girly
creative inspirations-favourite things/die-cuts/dewdrops/ribbon
I love promarkers-pastel colours
Simon says-make it girlie
Fab'n'funky-things with wings
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-cute as a button
crafting for all seasons-tic/tac/toe-sparkle/dies/flowers--------TOP 3
creative craft cottage-feminine
Patties creations-Spring
Morgans Artworld-monochrome
spellbinding stamps-pastel colours
open-minded crafting fun-Spring/pastel
Thank you for calling and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Fairy Throne

Morning and hope you are all well-I am nursing a sprained knee or second opinion sprained tendon-I actuallt managed to do this by just walking up the stairs,got to the top and felt a twang behind my knee which is now really bruised and hobbling well,how easily things can happen!!!We have a new ATG challenge starting today at Create And Inspire and we are sponsored by Star Stampz and I used the beautiful image "Fairy Throne"(I have used this image before) coloured with promarkers,papers are Tattered Lace craft mag freebies,Ivy flourish die from Joanna Sheen,paper flower/cardstock and glamour dust from stash.
challenges-
sassy studio-pastels
craft rocket-fave colour combo/green and white
star stampz-use a digi
Becka B -curvalicious---------HONOURABLE MENTION
a bit more time to craft-ATG
crafty catz-monochrome
creative fingers-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
Morgans artworld-monochrome
spellbinding stamps-pastel colours
corrosive challenges-girls,women,ladies
OSAAT-ATG with wings
CAGI-things with wings
Eureka-buttons and/or bows
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-monochromatic
passion for promarkers-things with wings
paper creator-polka dpts or gingham
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Monday, 18 April 2016

Mystique Hat

Morning and hope everyone is well-we have a new challenge starting at Get Creative which is Gothic or medieval and as we are sponsored by Rick St Dennis I used the image "Mystique Hat" coloured with promarkers.I covered a piece of chipboard with gesso,then several colours of acrylic which I then thought was a bit dark so some white acrylic and crackle glaze,added a strip of lilac tulle,a square of embossed mirri card,wiped with black acrylic to take off the shine,then die cut frame and image with a sizzix die,tulle/spider charm and purple bead from stash.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-emboss it
passion for promarkers-Bingo/embossing/image/die-cut
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafty gals-dies or punches
star stampz-use a digi
a bit more time to craft-ATG
left of center-spiders
Robyns fetish-anything but a card,decorated chipboard----WINNER
we love to create-ATG/mixed media
not just cards-ATG
Eureka-buttons and/or bows
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Friday, 15 April 2016

Tulips and Bugs

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge at Crafty Girlz which is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps,I used the image Tulip and Bugs coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers-Tattered Lace craft mag freebie,ribbon/liquid pears and dewdrops from stash,banner die from Lil'inker Designs.

I have been for cuddles with little Noah and big brother Jozef--

challenges-
corrosive challenges-girls,women,ladies
ribbon girls-ATG
Lacy sunshine-ATG
CAGI-bright colours
incy wincy-colour me wonderful(promarkers)
crazy challenge-Spring
love to scrap-big bow theory
TTCRD-ATG
a snowflakes-promise-ATG
Lemon shortbread-ATG
deep ocean-Spring
the crafty addicts-ATG/Girly
creative inspirations-your fave things/ribbon/digis/liquid pearls
Simon says-let's do the polka
fab'n'funky-girly and pretty
Pennys challenge-ATG
crafting by designs-ribbon and/or lace
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-Spring flowers-------------------TOP 3
craft rocket-fave colour combo/red/green
country view challenges-Spring
open-minded crafting fun-Spring/pastel/Easter
Hope you can find the time to join us and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 11 April 2016

Dreaded Decorating and New Baby ???

Morning and back with my second post-as I was writing the first post DIL Diane went into labour and is having to go into hospital-was planning a home birth in a birthing pool but due to staff shortage no one available!!!UPDATE Baby Noah was born at 0.46 this morning 8.5lbs and loads of hair-Mother and Baby doing well.Holly-Ann is delighted as she is 7yrs old today and they now share a birthday lol.
We have a new challenge at Artistic Inspirations which is ATG/Use your flag colours and we are sponsored by Dr Digis and I used the image Decorator Dunderton coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,sentiment from Visible Image,colour swatches are distress inks,paper from stash.
internet keeps going off will update tomorrow
challenges-
Pennys challenges-ATG
inky impressions-all about the boys
word art Wednesday-ATG
Jades sparkling butterflies-ATG
crafty catz-hobbies/interests
Morgans artworld-for the men
Robyns fetish-add a sentiment
lets craft and create-card for a man
crafty boots-use a sentiment
Dream valley-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
crafty calendar-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
creative ladybirds-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Mine and Grandaughters DT cards

Morning and I have two DT posts today the first one is for Crafting From The Heart and we are sponsored by Dr Digi,I used the image Duncan Disorderly
(and sentiment from Dr Digi)coloured with promarkers,I embossed the background with a wall EF from Crafters Companion,cardstock from Papermill Direct and papers from stash.don't look too closely at the cutting out as craft scissors gone walkabout!!!Grandaughter Holly-Ann is 7yrs old today and is hoping new grandson will be born today too-no news yet when scheduling this post.
challenges-
incy wincy-colour me wonderful/promarkers
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
inky impressions-all about the boys
cre8tive hands friends-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
Morgans artworld-for the men
Dis digi designs-embossing
Robyns Fetish-add a sentiment
let's craft and create-card for a man
pile it on-animal prints and/or paw prints
CAGI-bright colours
pink gem-don't be a square
crafty boots-use a sentiment
MMM-pets
Quirky crafts-raining cats and dogs

For this challenge we are also having our children or grandchildren making a card-Holly(7yrs today) used Feet up and a Cuppa,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct, and everything else from stash,everything is her own work I just hovered nervously whilst they were using the guillotine lol
Ellie(8yrs) used Climbing Kitties coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper from Docrafts and everything else from stash.


UPDATE --Baby Noah was born 0.46 this morning 8.5lbs and lots of hair -Mother and baby doing well and hopefully home later today.

Carol x x

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Grandsons 21st

Morning and we are all on tenterhooks as our latest little Grandson is about to be born DIL Diane was having twinges yesterday and was expecting an early morning call but no everything has calmed down again so still waiting and hopefully if everything goes to plan she is having a home birth in a birthing pool so fingers crossed.
We have a new ATG/Masculine card challenge at 613 Avenue Create this morning and we are sponsored by Sami Stamps-I was chosen to play ATG with no sponsor image but still made a masculine card using a set of Nautical Stamps which I won a few years ago and just have Aspect on the folder.I made this card for our eldest Grandson from my eldest sons first marriage and we have all been unable to see until a couple of years ago he got in touch with his Dad.He is a trainee cadet engineer on a cruise ship-so made him a nautical card,thought it seemed apt-I made one for his Dad to give him with Harrison in his uniform but will keep that for a later day.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,Big Splash Border die from Memory Box/also used some of the negative too,papers from stash and printed sentiment on Dafont,splat stamps from Visible Image.
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
creative card crew-die-cut
a snowflakes promise-ATG
lil red wagon-celebrate
Simon says-Happy birthday
Fab'n'funky-ATG----------TOP 3
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/Inspired by a song/We Are Sailing/Rod Stewart
Inky Impressions-all about the boys
word art Wednesday-ATG
cre8tive hands friends-ATG
aud sentiments-Happy birthday
crafty catz-hobbies/interests
Morgans artworld-for the men
let's craft and create-card for a man
scrappers delights-ATG
Hope you find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Friday, 8 April 2016

Skater Sassy

Morning and hope you will all join us in our new ATG challenge at Simply Papercrafts and we have Sassy Studio as our sponsor.I have used the image Skater Sassy which was a freebie a couple of weeks ago,coloured with promarkers,papers are Tattered Lace craft mag freebies,cardstock from Papermill Direct,I covered a chipboard banner with the paper,and made the leaves from modelling clay and mould the coloured with panpastel,seam binding,flower and pearl from stash and made another centre step card.
challenges
pink gem-don't be a square
catch the bug-ATG
whimsy inspires-Spring colours
PetalLu-ATG
Lacy sunshine-ATG
crafty boots-Spring is in the air
incy wincy-colour me wonderful/promarkers
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-the big bow theory
digi choosday-ATG
clear it out-Spring/add a flower
ribbon girls-ATG
crafty creations-for a young girl
Pennys challenges-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/Springtime
Sassy studio-ATG
creative ladybirds-ATG
scrappers delights-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Mother/Baby Kisses

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge for you at Create and Inspire and we are sponsored By ADFD,I used the beautiful image "Kisses" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers are Tattered Lace craft mag freebies,liquid pearls/pearls and ribbon from stash,Sue Wilson Beaded Swirl Flourish die.
challenges-
Julia Spiri-ATG/book/film/song-Baby Love-Supremes
Jades sparkling butterflies-ATG
as you like it-Bingo/fussy and fancy/gems/ribbon-all favourites for feminine cards
creative fingers-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
sparkles forum-make it girlie
a bit more time to craft-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
scribbles designs-a song in my heart-Baby Love-Supremes
Lacy Sunshine-ATG
incy wincy-colour me wonderful/promarkers
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-the big bow theory------DT FAVOURITE
pearly sparkles-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Monday, 4 April 2016

You Make me Smile

Morning and this is my second and last post today -my DT card for the new ATG challenge at Our Crafty Corner and our sponsors are Lacy Sunshine and Bloobel Stamps whose image I used Bekkah Bloom coloured with promarkers,cardstock from papermill Direct,Tattered lace papers,Sizzix die frame,seam binding/dewdrops/buttons/pearls from stash,die-cut flowers,stamped sentiment and the dragonfly is a craft mag freebie stamp and die cut set.
challenges-
digi choosday-Spring colours
crafty sentiments-ATG
a snowflakes promise-a touch of Spring
lemon shortbread-ATG
Simon says-ATG
The paper shelter-buttons
Pennys challenges-ATG
inky impressions-let's hear it for the girl
crafting by design-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-use dies and/or punches
crafty gals-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/Springtime
4 crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
in the pink-dies and/or punches
star stampz-flowers,flowers,flowers
sparkles-forum-make it girlie
Robyns Fetish-handmade flowers-------TOP PICK
as you like it-bingo/ribbon/dies/pink-my three favourite girly things
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated and hope you find the time to check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x


Poorly Bear

Morning and I have two posts today -the first one is for the ATG/Sparkle/Bling challenge at Where The Heart Is and our sponsor is
Miss Daisy Stamps. Hi! Please visit my shop at Miss Daisy Stamps for fun and creativity featuring exclusive digital stamp collections and custom watermarks. I welcome the opportunity to create with you. Happy Stamping! Love, Miss Daisy

Miss Daisy Stamps Shop
Miss Daisy Stamps on Facebook
I made a tissue pkt holder using a tutorial from Vicki and used the image Raggedy Girl Nurse coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper -Tattered Lace craft mag freebie,dies from Spellbinders,Joanna Sheen and made the flower with a Joy die and the negative cut from the top,get well stamp from HOTP then stuck a plaster on the front.
challenges-
crafty sentiments-ATG
die-cuttin divas-get well soon(oops too late!)
Lemon shortbread-ATG
crafty creations-for a young girl
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-inspired by a song-Getting Better/Beatles
inky impressions-let's hear it for the girl
crafting by design-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-use dies/punches
inspiration destination-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
in the pink-dies and/or punches
Jades sparkling butterflies-ATG
pink gem-don't be a square------WINNER
scrappers delights-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and hope you can join us -you have a month
Carol x x

Friday, 1 April 2016

New Challenge Blog

Welcome....
Welcome to The Dark Attic Challenges
For all things creepy, dark and outrageous.....

Another dark challenge has been born. Our challenges will start on the 26th April and then the last Tuesday of every month.
All of our challenges will be of a creepy, dark, alternative nature, things that go bump in the night or lurk in doorways... Any projects can be entered here as long as they are not cute and pretty.....mixed media welcome--There is also a DT call.

Stay tuned folks and pop back on the 26th April.
Please stop by and follow us and "Save the Date"
Carol x x

ADFD and Pearls

Morning to you all and we ahve a new ATG challenge starting today at CCC Digi Creations and we are sponsored by Dr Digis and ADFD whose beautiful image I used "Braid in my Hair",coloured with promarkers and I used yellow panpastel round the image,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Tattered lace Craft mag freebie paper and the birds were cut off the latest freebie mag die.Spellbinders die-cut frame/pearls/stamens/cheescloth,ribbon and lace from stash.I die-cut the flowers from the paper and the larger one from white card with distress ink round the petals.
challenges-
sweet stampin-swirls and pearls
Di's digis-for the girls
crafty friends-ATG
Suzy bees-ATG with pearls
ribbon girls-any image
lacy sunshine -ATG
that craft place-ATG----WINNER
ooh-la-la-feathered friends
crafty boots-Spring is in the air---------TOP 3
craft your passion-ATG
Eureka stamps-Spring------------TOP 5
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-Spring colours-------TOP 3
Tuesday throwdown-add lace
a snowflakes promise-a touch of Spring---DT FAVOURITE
I love promarkers-swirls and pearls-------TOP 3
inky impressions-let's hear it for the girl
as you like it-Bingo/fussy&fancy/lace/pearls-my favourite embellishments very girly and feminine
word art Wednesday-ATG
Hope you can find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x