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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Daisy Chain Challenges


The new Daisy Chain Challenges Blog will start on 5 October and I'm very pleased to be part of the new Design Team!!

Check out the details here on the challenge blog including a DT call.

Make sure you come back and join us on 5 October!
Carol x x

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Lucille

I have made a card for a GDT spot at The Mausoleum of The Dammed,sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and I was given the image Lucille,coloured with promarkers and cut into three.Now I struggle with "Dark" cards they always seem to turn out cuteified but tried my best lol,cardstock is from Papermill Direct,die-cut flowers/black rose trim/black tulle/buttons from stash,the die cut and stamped leaves are Sara signature dies from Crafters Companion the set was a craft mag freebie,paw print stamp from Visible Image.
challenges-
I love promarkers-use a die-cut
Simon says-hip to be square
inspiration destination-ATG------WINNER
allsorts-use at least two dies/flowers/leaves
MFP Stampshop-ATG
pile it on-die-cut embellishments
left of center-LOC
DarknDaring-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Hope you can call by and join us
Carol x x

Monday, 29 August 2016

Cherry Blossom

Morning everyone and we have a new ATG challenge at Crafting From The Heart sponsored by Just Inklined and I used the beautiful image Cherry Blossom,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper-craft mag freebie,pearls and ribbon from stash,the die-cut frame is Tattered Lace.
challenges-
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-make it digital
I love promarkers-use a die-cut
Simon says-hip to be square
Pennys challenges-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-ribbons
word art Wednesday-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/die-cuts
crafty catz-ATG-----WINNER
MFP-ATG
Robyns fetish-ATG
lacy sunshine-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
eclectic ellapu-floral
digistamps4joy-ATG
creative ladybirds-ATG
Hope you can find the time to join our challenge and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Friday, 26 August 2016

I'm Late,I'm late

Morning everyone and we have a new ATG challenge starting today at Simply Papercrafts and as we are sponsored by Starstampz I used the image Alice Chibi-I quite like this image and have used it before.I coloured the image with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paper from stash/clocks cut from a Debbie Moore CD and the cards from a Wrinkles CD,and I used a centre step card.
challenges-
Dis digi designs-fun folds
crafting with Dragonflies-card with more than one fold
lacy sunshine-ATG
ooh-la-la-3 embellishemnts/3 clock faces/3 playing cards--TOP 3
love to scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG-----------------WINNER
digi choosday-ATG
passion for promarkers-make it digital
Pennys challenges-ATG-----TOP 3
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-favourite card shape/I usually make square cards but that is my lazy option I love the challenge of a stepper card-----------TOP 3
Dragonfly dreams-more than one fold
creative ladybirds-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Freesia and Butterflies

Morning and a welcome to my new follower June,well can you believe there is only one more week left in this month???It has actually been hot here the last two days and Ellie and Holly spent two ours this after-noon with the hose pipe full blast and dancing on the trampoline soaking each other lol.On to my card we have a new ATG challenge starting at
A Inky Mess and we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs and I used the beautiful image
Freesia Vase,(my favourite flowers)coloured with promarkers,I folded old dictionary pages for the sides,top and bottom borders are embossed in gold with Crafters Companion texture stamp,the butterfly banners,chipboard and hessian butterflies are from stash,the corner dies/Whimsy Dies-strip and circle dies-Creative Dies were cut from card which I covered with left over acrylic paint -but didn't like result so cut dies from it -looks better that way lol.I used a black pen to draw lines between the banners -then regretted doing it but too late-I also distress inked all the edges.
challenges-
crafty catz-ATG/birthdays
polka doodles-ATG/add texture
allsorts-fabulous florals
lacy sunshine-ATG
creative craft cottage-things with wings
pile it on-die-cut embellishments
CAGI-Summertime
not just cards-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
inky chicks-lots of butterflies
lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-Book pages
passion for promarkers-make it digital
deep ocean-things with wings
I love promarkers-use a die-cut
Simon says-hip to be square
Fab'n'funky-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-emboss/heat embossed borders
the crafty addicts-ATG/die-cuts
Eclectic Ellapu-florals
Thanks fpr calling and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x

Monday, 22 August 2016

Two Mini Canvas

I have made decorated two mini canvas the first one was using DecoArt media acrylicbackground then dripping my new Pebeo Prisma Fantasy paints which create a honeycomb surface when dry.The second one was made just by having the easel on my desk and whenever I finished painting anything instead of cleaning my brush I just swiped it on the canvas and added frantage while last layer was wet.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
Morgans Artworld-anything but a card
not just cards-ATG
crafty boots-anything but a card
craft your passion-ATG
creative artiste-ATG
altered eclectics-ATG
Thank you for calling and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 19 August 2016

An Inky Play

I have been having an inky play lol.I used Distress inks and stains-then on the lighter one I also added a few brushos,distress ink through sequin waste and the die cut is Pine Bough from Die-namics with a smidgeon of black glitter and fabric rose.The darker one is using my brushed pewter and tarnished brass,sizzix honeycomb die and TH Raven die with frantage on the branch,sml label die used as a tag handle and a black paper clip-quite enjoyed this inky play lol.Forgot the splatters!!!
challenges-
pile it on-make your own background
love to create-anything creative/mixed media
CAGI-punches and dies
not just cards-ATG
ooh-la-la-3 embellishments/crow one/frantage/dies/paper clip---die/glitter/fabric rose
crafty boots-anything but a card
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
left of center-Bubbles/LOC
creative moments-ATG
sisterhood of crafters-close to nature
the crafty addicts-ATG/die-cuts
craft rocket-things with wings/Crow
Morgans art world-anything but a card
Thanks for dropping by your visit is much appreciated and hope you will call again
Carol x x

Monday, 15 August 2016

Lonely Sisi

Morning and this is my third and last post today-hope you all enjoyed your weekend -grandaughters have gone camping in Cornwall for the week with their Mum and her partner Amy-they only went yesterday but seems ages ago,really quiet and missing them already lol-they will soon cure that when they get back lol-they still have another three weeks of the school holiday left here.My card is for the new challenge at Crafting From The Heart always ATG, as we are sponsored by Ppinky Dolls I chose the beautiful image Lonely Sisi,I decided not to colour her just glossy accents on the eyes and distress ink round the frame,Spellbinders die,cardstock/lace/pearls/ribbon/B.paper from stash.
challenges-
Digi choosday-ATG
the paper shelter-punches and dies
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
not just cards-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-ATG
crafty girls creations-ATG
QKR Stampede-monochrome
polka doodle-ATG/add texture
Brown sugar-ATG
creative corner-favourite colour combo
crafty friends-ATG
CAGI-dies and punches
the sisters of craft-ATG
classic design team-ATG
lacy sunshine-ATG-------------------TOP 3
the crafters cafe blog-bling/Pearls?
ooh-la-la-3 embellishments/ribbon/pearls/lace
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
petal Lu-ATG
Thank you for calling and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Journal Page

Morning and back with the second post of three today -I made a journal page for the ATG challenge at Crafty Girlz and we are sponsored by Scrap'n'Dipity.I coloured the background with my new Brusho colours then stamped the text with London Script from Stampabilities,my Stampotique "Prom Queen" stamp was coloured with promarkers,the sentiment was computer generated in Dafont with one of the Gothic fonts.
challenges-
Simon says-let's go wild
Pennys challenges-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
stampotique challenge-Text background
not just cards-ATG
C.R.A.F.T.-ATG
sweet stampin-use your favourite stamp
crafty friends-ATG
crafting with dragonflies-something humorous
pile it on-make your own background
love to create-anything creative/mixed media
crafting musketeers-anything but a card
stamping sensations-ATG
more mixed media-ATG/bright colours
The Artistic stamper-ATG
crafty boots-anything but a card
crafty your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x

Footballer of the Year

Morning everyone and hope you are all well and had a great weekend.I have three DT posts today and this is the first one which is for CCC Digi Creations challenge"Shades of Blue" and we as we are sponsored by Dr Digis I used the image Dunderton Academicals FC and made a tag. The image is coloured with promarkers and glossy accents on glasses,recycled string from clothing tag and the B.card is recycled from a Lego box-this was the inside of the box and the shades of blue were just perfect lol.We are also sponsored by Bugaboo and Faery Ink.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
the male room-Olympics/sports
not just cards-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-ATG
Julia Spiri-ATG/Vintage
crafty girls creations-ATG
QKR Stampede-monochrome
Brown sugar-ATG
creative corner-favourite colour combo
crafty friends-ATG------WINNER
eclectic ellapu-a man thing
crafty boots-anything but a card
Hope you find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Back to School-But Not Yet

My card today is a just because -just because I went up to make a DT card and couldn't find the image but found this one instead and everything just seemed to fall into place --so just went with the flow lol.The image which is a Mo Manning pre-coloured topper from Hobby House,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper/sentiment/paperclip/paperclip from stash and the red lined paper from one of my notebooks and a strip of dictionary page.I went with a back to school but grandaughters still have another month.
challenges-
creative fingers-ATG
Patties creations-ATG
simply create too-back to school
left of center-hip to be square
lacy sunshine-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-take two/girls/dies/stationery items
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-use dies
die-cuttin divas-back to school
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Mos digital-ATG
aud sentiments-for a child
MAWTT-back to school
C.R.A.F.T-ATG
4 crafty chicks-kids
star stampz-add a sentiment
crafty girls creations-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
cutie pie-work/rest and play
open-minded crafting fun-back to school/reading
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 8 August 2016

Guest Designer at Crafty Boots

Morning this is my second post today-I was invited to be Guest Designer at Crafty Boots this month-thank you ladies-the challenge is Use a Stamp-I used watercolour card and a background with my new Brusho colours I then used my latest stamp set buy from Chocolate Baroque,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Simon says-fabulous florals
creative moments-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
star stampz-add a sentiment
QKR Stampede-things with wings--------TOP PICK
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-3 of something/3 little Bees/3 silhouette foxglove flowers
left of center-hip to be square
pile it on-make your own background
corrosive challenges-hot hot Summer
creative artiste-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
stamping sensations-ATG
paper creator-keep it simple
country view-hot Summer days
eclectic ellapu-floral
more mixed media-ATG/option bright colours
Thanks for dropping by and hope you will join in the challenge
Carol x x

White on White

Morning and I have two cards to post-today,the first one is for the new challenge at Get Creative which is All White/Splash of colour and as we are sponsored by Sammi Stamps I used the beautiful image "Wild Flower Beauty" coloured with promarkers,all cardstock from Papermill Direct,Tattered Lace embossing folder/liquid pearls/ribbon and button from stash.
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-my favouriyte things/liquid pearls/ribbon/buttons
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
DoubleD-I love polka dots
the crafty addicts-ATG/emboss
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
creative fingers-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
pink gem-buttons and bows
crafty friends-favourite embellishments/ribbon/buttons/liquid pearls
left of center-hip to be square
lacy sunshine-ATG
CAGI-buttons and bows
crafting with an attitude-ATG
paper creator-keep it simple
classic design team-ATG--DT Fave-thank you Helen
ooh-la-la-ribbons and bows
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Sunday, 7 August 2016

All Dressed Up to Celebrate

Morning first of all welcome to my new follower Marcella -and we have a new challenge starting today at 613 Avenue Create and today our challenges go monthly starting the fist Sunday of the month so hope you will still support us.We have lots od sponsors so lots of prizes--Crafty Sentiments,SLS Lines,QKR Stampede,Digital Delights,The Cutting Cafe,ADFD,Star Stampz,and All Dressed Up.I used a FB freebie image from All Dressed Up"Celebrations" coloured with promarkers,Celebrate stamp from HOTP,Tattered Lace die-cut and B.paper,cardstock from Papermill Direct,ribbon/twine and pearls from stash,I also doodled round the image.
challenges-
ooh-la-la-ribbons and bows
love to scrap-take 2/2 die-cuts/2 figures
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-my favourite things/dies/ribbon/pearls
Tuesday throwdown-tic/tac/toe/p.paper/marker/monochrome
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-birthdays/celebrations
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
star stampz-add a sentiment
card mania-let's party
house of cards-use twine
Hope you will join us and don't forget you now have a whole month
Carol x x

Friday, 5 August 2016

More Stamping and Distress Inks

My card today was purely playing time lol.I created the background with distress inks which I then dripped with hand gel,the foxglove image is from Chocolate Baroque and the grass border is from Sheena Douglas-I added glamour dust and liquid pearls.The B.paper is from Bo Bunny which I have just won from Dies to Die For,cardstock from Papermill Direct and the outer stamped border is a texture stamp from Crafters Companion I stamped with versamarker and added mica powder,3-D foam between each layer.I really enjoyed making this card.
challenges-
love to create-anything creative/mixed media
incy wincy-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
Bunny Zoes-Summer florals
Petal Lu-ATG
crafters cafe blog-flowers
a bit more time to craft-ATG
SLS lines-3 or more layers
TTCRD-ATG
a snowflakes promise-Summer
Simon says-fabulous florals
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-colour combo---TOP 3
polka doodles-ATG
Patties creations-ATG
creative artiste-ATG
crafts galore encore-use a stamp/digi
paper creator-keep it simple
country view-hot Summer days
eclectic ellapu-floral
classic designteam-ATG
Thank you for calling and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x

Monday, 1 August 2016

Guest Designer for Delicious Doodles

Morning and can you believe the start of another month???I have four DT makes today and this is the fourth for Delicious Doodles -delighted to have been invited for Guest Designer for August-thank you Avril.I used the striking image Raven-no colouring required except a small ammount of brown on the tree and inked sky,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers from Tattered Lace(craft mag freebie)fibres from stash and I silver heat embossed a feather stamp(Craft Stamper mag freebie)I used silicone gel between the layers for some height and finished.
challenges-
simon says-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
as you like it-favourite papers/Tattered Lace/really good quality which shows and good variety/choice/also craft mag freebies
4 crafty chicks-fave papers-as above
pink gem-animals
MFP stampshop-ATG
The mausoleum of the dark-ATG----------TOP 3
crafts galore encore-use a digi/stamp
eclectic ellapu-a man thing
crafty boots-use a stamp/digi
incy wincy-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
digistampa4joy-ATG
Hope you will check out the DT cards and blogs and come and join us
Carol x x

Abi Ballerina

Morning again and if I have done this right this should be my third post of four today-this DT card is for Artistic Inspirations and as we are sponsored by All Dressed Up I used the cute image Abi Ballerina coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,everything else is from my stash except the feathers which are from my grandaughters stash sshh.
challenges-
Tuesday Throwdown-happy birthday
the paper shelter-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
craft rocket-spots and/or stripes
simply create too-lots of sparkle
allsorts-touch of sparkle
MFP stampshop-ATG
crafty friends-favourite embellishment/ribbon
CAGI-lovely in pink
ooh-la-la-ribbon and bows
crafty boots-use a stamp
incy wincy-ATG
whoopsi Daisy-pink and girly
creative ladybirds-ATG--DT Favourite/thank you ladies
Thank you for dropping by -your comments are much appreciated and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Lemon Shortbread Daisy Girl

Morning and back with my second of four posts today.This card is for the ATG challenge at CCC Digi Creations sponsored by Artidoodles and Lemon Shortbread whose image I used-Shoujo Daisy Froral Girl,coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and liquid pearls,Tattered lace and Docrafts B.papers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,ribbon from stash and paperclip from Asda,not sure why I added that -seemed like a good idea at the time lol.
challenges-
a snowflakes promise-Summer-----DT FAVOURITE
the paper shelter-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-Summer
polka doodle-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
MFP stampshop-ATG
crafty friends-favourite embellishment/ribbon
lacy sunshine-ATG
Bunny Zoes-Summer florals
creatalicious-ATG
ooh-la-la-ribbons and bows
crafty boots-use a stamp/digi
incy wincy-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-take two/papers
crafters cafe blog-flowers
scribbles designs-how does your garden grow
eclectic ellapu-floral
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

New Craft Challenge Blog

Morning and this is my first of four posts today-Today sees the very first challenge of a brand new challenge blog-Love to Craft-We welcome any and all kinds of Handmade Creations - from CARDS, tags, ATCs and a scrapbook Layouts - to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects - even knitting, crocheting, quilting and jewelry-making! Whatever you're working on, we want to see it! Our Challenges Will Go live AT 6:00 AM PM EST on 1st day of the-MONTH Until 6:00 PM EST Last day of the MONTH. Winners and the Top Picks Will BE Chosen by Our Design Team and announced on the-15th of the-MONTH Following the-close of each Challenge.
You May the enter Our Challenges-up to five The Times (as Long as the each Project is Different) and You May Combine Our ​​Challenges with as many other challenges as you'd like! The more the merrier!
I decided to decorates a chipboard door hanger using my new DecoArt acrylic paints and Tando stencils which I bought as Kate Crane mixed media set-one using acrylic the other using texture paste,I also used a plastic card edge for lines and bottle lids,the Bee stamp is from Chocolate Baroque,also a scrip stamp(make unknown)and sentiment stamp from Sheena Douglas,I also painted a chipboard circle to match,I bought a bagful from a craft show a good couple of years and thought it was about time I used one lol.Hope you will come along and join us with anything at all you are making so a good scope there.
challenges-
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafty gals-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
MFP Stampshop-ATG
love to create-anything creative/mixed media
more mixed media-ATG----WINNER
incy wincy-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
classic design team-ATG
crafts galore encore-use a stamp/digi
altered eclectics-ATG
things to alter-ATG
Hope you will check out the DT projects and blogs and come and join us
Carol x x