Friday, 21 April 2017

Postcard Swap

This is a postcard I made for a postcard swap on FB and it is 6"x4" and has to be flat to go through the post as a postcard.The card was fist smooshed through left over silver Aztec metallic craft paint -the birds on wire and sentiment were freebie stamps(sent with an order) from Crafty Individuals and the bird in the corner was a Craft Stamper mag freebie,Black soot distress ink round edges and done!.
challenges-
addicted-to-stamps-not a square card
INTAAS-wings
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-men/boy
Try it on Tuesday-add a quote
the paper shelter-sentimental
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-stamp it
double D-silhouette challenge
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-birds/feathers
aud sentiments-use a stamped sentiment
QKR Stampede-ATG/feathered friends
craft rocket-inspired by book/movie/The Birds,Alfred Hitchcock
the crafty addicts-add a sentiment
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 17 April 2017

Wedding Box Card

Welcome to my new follower and fellow chicken lover lol Lisa-back again with a box card for Artistic Inspirations-I made an ATG project for the new challenge ATG/Add a ribbon/lace sponsored by Nikki Burnette.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,wedding paper from EK Success had for yonks,selection of dies from Tattered Lace,Memory Box,Joanna Sheen,DoHickey and butterflies were craft mag freebies,Vintage wedding image from Graphic 45,ribbon/flower/peel offs and wooden heart from stash.
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-more than 1 fold
QKR Stampede-ATG-------WINNER
creative fingers-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
pink gem-ribbon and/or lace
Happy little stampers-ATG with dies
craft rocket-inspired by song/movie-Four Weddings and a Funeral
Mix it up-ATG/just for fun
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can find the time to join us
Carol x x

Noahs Cake Smash

Our grandson Noah was 1yrs old on 11th April and grandaughter Holly was 8yrs on same day (her card is below)and this is Noahs card,I used a pic taken at his birthday cake smash which was a week earlier.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers/ribbon/buttons/metal brad button and liquid pearls from stash-finished.
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-fave card shape-definitely square as I find it easier to plan layout
4crafty chicks-babies of all kinds-----TOP CHICK
creative fingers-ATG
creatalicious-Birthday
pink gem-ribbon and/or lace
ribbon girls-any image
ooh-la-la-birthday cards
craft dee-bowz-ATG with a bow
Mix it up-ATG/just for fun
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x

Chicken Run and Chickens

I have two birtrhday cards to share today-our grandson Noah was 1yrs old on the 11th April(Card to follow)and also Grandaughter Holly was 8yrs old the same day and asked for chickens for her birthday-which I might add are living at Grandmas lol so we have three new additions to our 2cats,2dogs,2bearded dragons,2rabbits,4hamsters and 1gecko-and I was quite happy just living with our two cats!!!Anyway I made her a card using Chicken Run images,I used a background stamp on kraft card and cut into strips for a chicken shed door and added some fibres for straw.I added two apertures with lift up covers inside card as little chicken roosts.

Hollys chickens-Madeline,Mathilda and Ginger
challenges-
crafty creations-ATG
MAWTT-birds/feathers
as you like it-fave card shape-it has to be a square-I occasionally make other shapes but the square seems more aesthetically pleasing to the eye
aud sentiments-happy birthday
crafty catz-ATG with animals
creative corner-farm friends-----WINNER
creatalicious-birthday
crafty friends-animals or birds
INTAAS-wings
ooh-la-la-birthday cards
craft rocket-inspired by book/movie-Chicken Run
Quirky crafts-quirky pets
crafty cardmakers-things with wings
Mix it up-ATG/just for fun
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Jurassic Park lol ?

Morning and I am back with my 3rd and last DT post today -which is for the halfway inspiration at Love To Craft.I was asked to make a card in a box for a 5yrs old boy so I used Dinosaur images and papers from a Cards for Boys CD which came free with Making Cards craft mag.The cardstock is from Papermill Direct and the foliage dies are from Sue Wilson/fence die from Memory Box.I put a large 5yrs old badge under the front flap as the bright colours didn't match the box lol.
challenges-
CD Sunday-Spring colours
corrosive challenge-ATG
ooh-la-la-birthday cards
TTCRD-ATG
cardz4guys-animal antics
Pennys challenges-ATG
MAWTT-birds and feathers?
cute card Thursday-more than 1 fold-----WINNER
polka doodle-ATG
crafty catz-ATG with animals
cards galore encore-ATG
craft rocket-inspired by book/film-Jurassic Park
2crafty critter crazies-ATG/critters
creatalicious-ATG/Birthday
crafty friends-animals or birds
Mix it up-ATG/just for fun
Than you for dropping by and hope you can find the time to join us
Carol x x

La Femme

Morning I have three DT posts today and this one is the 2nd which is for the half way inspiration "Girlz Rule" challenge at Love to Scrap.We are sponsored by Heartfelt Creations,Pickled Potpourri and Little Blue Button Stamps.I used my own stamps set which has long lost the cover so no idea whose-sorry,I used a laser cut greyboard from Tando,base layer of Tando acrylic paint then distress ink through two stencils,then stamped image and sentiments,gold cosmic shimmer gilding polish round the edges and a metal corner from Xanderous.
challenges-
love to create-anything creative/mixed media
corrosive challenge-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-add a quote
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-girl power
Pennys challenges-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-stamp it
crafting by designs-girls or flowers
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
creative artiste-mixed media
crafting with an attitude-ATG
eclectic ellapu-shabby chic or vintage
altered eclectics--altered or mixed media
the crafty addicts-ATG/add a sentiment
creatalicious-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
Mix it up-ATG/just for fun
thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Spring Ladybug

Morning and hope you are enjoying the Easter weekend,I have three DT posts today the first ATG/Add Some Glitter challenge is for CCC Digi Creations sponsored by Starstampz and I used the image Spring Ladybug-coloured with promarkers.Scraps of papers cut with new dies and ribbon from stash-I have no glitter paper so added this DST round each edge and covered with glamour dust,added distress inks whilst still in die.
challenges-
corrosive challenge-ATG
the ribbon girls-ATG
Happy little stampers-April/ATG with dies
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
die-cuttin divas-Spring
sunny day crafting-Spring
lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG
crafty gals corner-pastel colours
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative inspirations-Spring
star stampz-Spring
QKR Stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG/animals
Di's digis-Spring
craft-Deebowz-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
pink gem-Ribbon and/or lace
mix it up-ATG/just for fun
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x



Thursday, 13 April 2017

Sympathy Card

Morning and I have a sympathy card to share today which I had the sad occassion to make for a cousin whose brother has just died and as these things happen in families I am in contact with the cousin I made it for but not familiar with her brother sadly.cardstock from Papermill Direct,the image coloured with promarkers I thought was from Bugaboo Stamps but I can't find it in the shop so either it is no longer available or I have wrong designer.
challenges-
Brown sugar-ATG
Patties creations-shades of purple
QKR Stampede -ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
inky chicks-use purple
crafting by designs-girls or flowers
mix it up-ATG/just for fun

Monday, 10 April 2017

Create an Envelope

Morning and I am back with my second DT post today which is for the create an envelope challenge at Create And Inspire and we are sponsored by Di's Digis.Cardstock is from Papermill Direct embossed with Tattered Lace EF,the border die is from Joanna Sheen,the Angel Hair and seam binding from stash.Now we complain about colour when taking pics-this looks white when in fact everything is cream!!!(except the brown strip lol)and a confession-when I use this I will have to make another insert pocket as I stuck all edges down can you believe!!!I also had to check out pintrest for some inspiration too lol.
challenges-
crafty creations-ATG
crafty gals corner-3+layers
fab'n'funky-buttons and/or bows
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative craft cottage-dies and/or punches
brown sugar-ATG
dragonfly dreams-ATG
craft Dee-bowz-ATG
mix it up-ATG/just for fun
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

ATC-Avery

Morning and after a glorious weekend I have two DT posts today the first one is for Crafting From The Heart ATG challenge sponsored by Papernest Dolls.I used the cute image Spring Basket Avery coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust-resized and used on an ATC,I made the background by pressing versamark through a stencil and clear embossing,then covered card with Victorian Velvet DI,the heart is part of a new die,last remnant of pink ribbon,wool and liquid pearls from stash,I edged the card with Blossom Gilding polish by Cosmic Shimmer.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
sunny day crafting-Spring
the paper shelter-make it digital
crafty gals corner-3+layers
I love promarkers-embossing
fab'n'funky-buttons and/or bows
Pennys challenges-ATG
doubleD-neons/brights
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspirations-Spring
in the pink-flower power
polka doodle-ATG/anything but a square card
Di's digis-Spring
craft-Dee bowz-ATG
Hope you can find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Stamping -My First Passion

Morning and welcome to my new follower Marie-Christine and we have a new "Spring is in the Air" challenge starting today at Daisy Chain -I have used a beautiful unused stamp which I won about three years ago!I stamped the image in distress ink and pulled out the colour with a water brush,then a very faint watery blue on raindrops.The stamp is melanthium from Stampn'Stor,the B.paper is from a pad I won last year,the plastic coated tag is from The Works,dewdrops from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
not just cards-monochrome
creatalicious-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
that's crafty-flowers and foliage
a bit more time to craft-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG
INTAAS-distressing(distress inks?)
ooh-la-la-layer it up
make my Monday-April showers(raindrops)
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
sunny day crafting-Spring
lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-Botanical
Ikes world-in the garden
stamping sensations-ATG
Penny Black at allsorts-all things Spring
unicorn challenge-petal power
Word art Wednesday-ATG
let's craft and create-Spring/April showers
Vilda stamps-ATG
Thank you for dropping by-sorry not been round last couple of days but Daughter had a health problem so things a bit haywire here at moment
Carol x x

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Bees - Rust and a Canvas

Morning and I have GDT piece for Xanderous Crafty Stash today a canvas I decorated using Brushos in the background,Decoart paint on negative piece of honeycomb stencil,Chocolate Baroque Honeycomb and Bee stamps-and I had great fun with this part---Metal embellishments-Bee clock piece,sunflowere heads and assorted cogs from Xanderous Crafty Stash.I thre everything at these a selection of Decoart paints,chilli powder,3 colours of embossing powder and finally Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish in Treasure Gold and Blossom which I also added to the canvas and round edges,the very rust keys were actually dug up out of the garden in that state last year(knew they would come in handy lol)Xanderous Crafty Blog.
challenges-
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
not just cards-monochrome
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
love to create-anything creative/mixed media
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafts and me inspiration-things with wings
stamping sensations-ATG
the artistic stamper-backgrounds
country view challenges-rust
altered eclectics-mixed media
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 3 April 2017

Cosmos and Spots

Morning and back with my second post today which is for Get Creative and we are sponsored by Rick St Dennis,Drawn By Krista and Fred She Said whose Cosmos image I used-our challenge is "Flowers and Lace".I coloured the image with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B,paper/lace and pearls from stash.
challenges-
try it on Tuesday-Botanical
deep ocean-flowers everywhere
crafty gals corner-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-lace
4 crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
creatalicious-ATG/flowers
that's crafty-flowers and foliage
a snowflakes promise-ATG
sunny day crafting-Spring
Fabrika fantasy-flowers galore
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Easter at Bugaboo

MMorning and I have two DT cards today the first one is for Artistic Inspirations and as we are sponsored by Bugaboo I used the image "Egg Tulip Bunny",coloured with promarkers and doodled round the edges,B.paper from Docrafts and stash,oddments of spotted paper and ribbon from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
the paper shelter-Easter time
crafty gals corner-ATG
creative moments-ATG/Spring
crafting by designs-Easter
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
polka doodles-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
allsorts-food
catch the bug-ATG
crafty friends-B-is for/Bunny/bow
pink gem-furry friends
ribbon girls-ATG
CAGI-Easter
crafting when we can-animals
Do-al(l)kreatives-Easter
craft-deebowz-ATG with a handmade bow
Vilda stamps-ATG
2craftycritter crazies-ATG
sunny day crafting-Spring
Thank you for dropping by and be back in a couple of hours with second card
Carol x x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Herbert Hare and Brushos

Morning and we have a new challenge for you at 613 Avenue Create-Any Spring Goes-I used a fabulous stamp from Stampotique designer Karen Hayselden-called Herbert Hare,coloured with promarkers,the die-cut frame is from Spellbinders,cardstock from Papermill Direct and the little silhouette image in the corner was a craft mag freebie.I made a background for another card using Brushos through a stencil which I then turned the stencil over and pressed onto spare card which is the background for this card -hope you made sense of that lol.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
Die-cuttin divas-ATG
cardz4guys-in the country
lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG/in the garden
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
MAWTT-into the woods
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
crafters cafe blog-make us laugh
creates and makes-ATG/Springtime
the artistic stamper-Backgrounds
classic design team-ATG
Vilda stamps-ATG
sweet stampers-Easter/Spring
Brown sugar-ATG
Quirky crafts-quirky pets-we have rabbits but a quirky hare would be pretty cool
stamping sensations-ATG
Penny black at allsorts-all things Spring
crafting when we can-animals
2crafty critter crazies-ATG with a critter
creative inspirations-ATG
sunny day crafting-Spring
Pink gem-furry friends
Thank you for calling and hope you will join us and don't forget you have a month
Carol xx

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Toby and Graphic 45

Morning and we are starting another month can you believe and a new "Include an Animal"challenge at CCC Digi Creations sponsored by
Crafty Sentiments.I used the image Toby In Pot coloured in promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers,rabbit border and little stamp from my precious Graphic 45 Secret Garden,dewdrops from stash.Giving this card to my litle grandsons with their Easter eggs.
challenges-
crafting when we can-Add circles
ooh-la-la-layer it up
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG(on borders)
die-cuttin divas-ATG
cardz4guys-in the country
Ikes world-ATG with in the garden
lil red wagon-hippity hoppity
the paper shelter-Easter time------WINNER
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/Spring
crafting by designs-Easter
MAWTT-into the woods
cute card Thursday-warm colours/tones
aud sentiments-no birthdays(on borders)
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
whoopsi Daisy-going round in circles---------TOP 3
cutie pie-dies and digis
crafty friends-B is for Bunny/butterflies/brown/blooms/brolly
pink gem-furry friends
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
sunny day crafting-Spring
Thank you for dropping by your comments are much appreciated and hope you will join our challenge
Carol x x