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Thursday, 28 November 2013

I Want to be Like Daddy

"I Want to be Like Daddy" is the image I have chosen from MILK COFFEE who along with FLOPPY LATTES are the sponsors for the "Anything Goes" at
Crafty Girls this week.Do hope you can join us I almost didn't make it as man came to fix computer yesterdayafter-noon-BUT couldn't get the printer (only two months old)to work,have rang the shop but am still waiting for them to get back to me,so had to wait till Tasha had time off work today and went to print off my images-serves me right for waiting till last minute!!!Anyhow I coloured the image with promarkers and added glossy accents,papers-Lawn Fawn and Gorjuss girls,all cardstock frpm Papermill Direct,die-cut corners and added twine.Off to watch Holly-Ann in her school play on Friday she is an Angel???Ellie is next week and she is Tinkerbell-inspired lol.
challenges-
cute card Thursday-ATG
fussy and fancy-cream and brown
sister act-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG---------2nd WINNER
lacy sunshine-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
incy wincy-for the men in your life----------------TOP 3
ooh-la-la-birthday
top tip Tuesday-use kraft
TTCRD-ATG
promarker challenge-cards for family--------------TOP 5
Digi sketch-sketch
I love promarkers-ATG
simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Natalie and Amy-for the boys
Thanks for dropping by and do hope you can join us
Carol xx





Monday, 25 November 2013

Brand new Challenge blog

Today marks the start of a brand new challenge blog--CRAFTING FROM THE HEART and I was delighted to have been invited to join the DT team -looking forward to working with you ladies.We do so hope you will pop across and follow us and of course join in our challenges,we are an ATG challenge blog so no excuse not to join,can't wait to see your cards and projects.If you "do" facebook we also have an open group page on there too-so welcome to join us.Our first sponsor is THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE and I chose their image "Snow Friends" (hope you haven't had any of the white stuff yet)coloured with promarkers,glamour dusted and glossy accents,papers(had them yonks)die-cut border,and Christmas decorations cut up to make icicles.We are also sponsored by SASSY STUDIOS and ANGIES DIGI STAMPS
challenges-
eureka stamps-Christmas
lexis creations-Christmas
crazy challenge-snowy winter
crafty sentiments-Christmas
oldie but a goodie-Christmas(papers/glamour dust)
stamp with sarah kay-Christmas
crafty creations-Christmas
the paper shelter-Christmas
pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/CAS
inky impressions-hats/scarves/gloves
word art Wednesday-ATG
paper-crafting journey-bling
stampin for the weekend-feeling festive
polka doodle-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
sister act-ATG
pink gem-sparkles
allsorts-bling
corrosive challenges-happy holidays
challenges4everybody-ATG
CAS on Sunday-winter
lacy sunshine-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
crafty bloggers-christmas
Thanks for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us and check out the rest of the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

We Three kings

Monday morning comes around again and hope you are all well and thank you all for leaving lovely comments on my cards your time and comments are much appreciated.I hope you can join us this week in the new challenge at ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS which is-----Case a DT OR ATG.
DOCTOR DIGI is the sposor and I chose the image "We Three Kings" coloured with promarkers,and added glossy accents,papers-craft mag freebie with added stamped music notes,die-cut border and cardstock from papermill Direct.
challenges-
oldie but a goodie-CAS Christmas
stamp with Sarah kay-Christmas
crafty creations-Christmas
The paper shelter-Christmas
pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/CAS
inky impressions-hats/scarves/gloves
word art Wednesday-ATG
MAWTT-music inspired
polka doodle-ATG/Christmas carol(we Three Kings)
sister act-ATG
dream valley-CAS
challenges4everybody-ATG
Beccys place-Christmas
crafty calendar-Christmas
without words CAS-Christmas
corrosive challenges--happy holidays
check out the DT cards and blogs and join us in the challenge
Thanks for dropping by and see you in a while
Carol xx

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Create your own Challenge

Morning everyone hope you are enjoying your weekend.I had to ask favours and dash out on Friday for someone to print out the two images I needed for todays cards as printer is still a no-no think it will be going back to the shop tomorrow as only two months old!!!The first card is for 613 Avenue Create and the challenge this week is "create your own challenge"We ask that you use 1to3 items from each column.The sponsor is BUGABOO and I have used their image "Stella and Gus" Deck of cards,don't you just love the expression on Gus's face-I love this image and sentiment.I coloured the image with promarkers and used glossy accents,with faux stitching round the edges,B.paper from Wrinklies CD perfect for this image,I have used ribbon,then almost covered it up!I then added pearls and liquid pearls,and cut three cards out of the B.paper.
challenges-
scribble and scrap-ATG
lacy sunshine-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
sketch and stash-sketch//lots of layers
card mania-Autumn colours
ooh-la-la-stitching
creative card crew-pearls
TTCRD-ATG
I love promarkers---anniversary---------------------WINNER
Pennys challenges-ATG
digistamps4joy-stitching
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-any sentiment
4crafty chicks-ATG
crafty ribbons-stitching
polka doodle-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
sister act-ATG

Hope you can find the time to join us this week
and back in a while
Carol xx

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Die-cut card and box

Hi everyone having technical difficulties with main computer and printer-when I say difficulties I mean they no longer work and awaiting a man to say whether they can be saved!So cannot print out new images and having to choose what I do have to fit challenges,but have made this thank you card and made another simple box just decorated with liquid pearls and die-cuts.I cut an aperture on card front then put the layered die-cuts inside to line up,and silver embossed thank you.

challenges-
the sisterhood of crafters-embossing
shellys images-Thanks
C.R.A.F.T-gift box or bag
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
jellypark-thanks
sister act-ATG
chocolate/coffee/cards-monochrome
pile it on-thanks
addicted-to-stamps-dies/punches
ribbon girls-all white
challenges4everybody-ATG
whoopsi daisy-thank you
lexis creations-thank you
paper dolls-give thanks
papertake weekly-thank you
TTCRD-ATG
inky chicks-pearls and swirls
card makin mamas-thankful tidings---DT (Penny)FAVOURITE
Thanks for dropping bye today and hope you are all keeping warm it's bitterly cold here
carol xx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas gate

Morning everyone,welcome to my new followers and hope you are ready to join in our challenge again this week at ONE STITCH AT A TIME.I was given the image by Tamia aka Gingerloft,"Christmas Gate"coloured with promarkers and twinkling H2O's,added liquid pearls,glossy accents on wreath ribbon and soft snow,pine needle border die,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,and the Christmas embossed strip across the top was a craft mag freebie embossing folder well strip.
challenges-
c-is for challenge-winter is coming
papertake weekly-snow and ice
oldie but a goodie-CAS Christmas(B.pare/twinkling H2o's/soft snow)
divas by design-something snowy
creative moments-ATG CAS
crafting by designs-ATG/Christmas-------------WINNER
sister act-ATG
cards for men-Christmas
check out the DT cards and blogs and hope you can join us this week
Carol xx

Thursday, 14 November 2013

ATG challenge

Morning everyone the all time favourite challenge at CRAFTY GIRLS
is Anything Goes so no excuse not to join in and the sponsors are THE STAMPING CHEF and BUGABOO so prizes too.I chose an image from The Stamping Chef I love this image -coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papernill Direct,loose papers from stash and added a flower from old book pages.
challenges-
fab'n'funky-ATG
anonymous stamps-ATG
As you like it-spots or stripes and why(I prefer spots as they suit more feminine cards and look softer than stripes)
Aud sentiments-feminine?
sister act -ATG
Di's digis-Girly?
panpastel-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
ladybug crafts ink-use kraft
twisted Tuesday-pop dots(under image/sentiment/flower) and polka dots
Pennys challenges-add a sentiment
Hope you can join us and thanks for stopping by today
Carol x

Glitter it

Morning everyone hope you are all well.There is a new monthly challenge at HAPPY CAMPERS and that challenge is "Glitter It" and I have used a Ballerina image a freebie from All Dressed Up coloured with promarkers, and glamour dusted,B.paper is K&C,a few dies and a tonic punch for bottom of card ,pearls,dewdrops and ribbon from stash,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
crafty little fairies-inspired by a song(dance ballerina dance)
cute card Thursday-so angelic
QKR Stampede-ATG
totally papercrafts-use glitter
brown sugar-ATG
creative corner-sing a song(Dance ballerina dance)
sister act-ATG
pink gem-gems,gems,gems
Dis digis-girly
pile it on-show us your tools(grand calibre/tonic punch/guillotine)
sparklensprinkle-glitter and sparkle
addicted-to-stamps-punches and dies
lacy sunshine-bling
scribble and scrap-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
Paula holifield-sparkle and shine
cutie pie-little cuties
cute Daisy may-flowers galore
creative card crew-pearls
TTCRD-ATG
inky chicks-pearls and swirls
stamp with Sarah Kay-die-cut embellishments
crafty creations-punches and dies
fab'n'funky-ATG
crafters cafe blog-embellish like crazy
word art Wednesdays-ATG
check out the DT cards and blogs and hope you can join us this month
Carol xx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Tea party

There is a new challenge blog starting on 25th November "Crafting From the Heart" I am delighted to be on the DT.The blog is up and running if you want to become a follower and each day there is a short bio of the DT and our favourite card-so come and check us out.My card today is to catch Mos digital challenge-the pre-coloured topper is from Hobby House just added glamour dust,cardstock from papermill Direct,B.paper is K&C and added a corner die.
challenges-
Mos digital-ATG
totally papercrafts-use glitter
sister act-ATG
Dis digi-girly
scribble and scrap-ATG
challenges4 everybody-ATG
cutie pie-little cuties
craft-room challenge-after-noon tea
shopping our stash-use something on your desk(paper and cardstock)
thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the new challenge blog
Carol xx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Paper Windmills

Monday morning means a new challenge at ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS and that easy peasy challenge is "Use a Digi" our sponsor is DIGI DARLA.I have used their image "Blowing Paper Windmills" coloured with promarkers,paers were loose in stash,oloured cardstock from Papermill Direct and pearls from stash.
challenges-
Digi darla-out with a bang-all Digi Darla images
papertake weekly-ATG
twisted Tuesday-free for all
polka doodle chooseday-Autumn colours
paper pretties-Fall
crafty creations-Autumn colours
Simon says-CAS
divas by design-use a digi
digistamps4joy-3,D.papers-3 layers
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
QKR Stampede-ATG
stampin for the weekend-Autumn/Fall colours
brown sugar-ATG
creative corner-sing a song(Blowing in the wind-Bob Dylan)
sister act-ATG
Robyns fetish-colour inspiration---------------WINNER
Thanks for stopping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
and hope you can join in our challenge
Carol xx

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Collab-Holidays

Sunday morning means a new challenge at ONE STITCH AT A TIME and this week it's a collab week.The designers have provided unseen images under the heading Holidays for
STITCHY BEAR OUTLET and that is the prize for the winner,the collection is also a freebie for when you spend a certain ammount in store,after the offer they are available to but from store-hope you can join us.I coloured my image with promarkers,papers from Lawn Fawn,cardstock from papermill Direct,and added my new gate die.
challenges-
card mania-ATG
crazy challenge-B-is for (boy/brown/borders)
Eureka stamps-Fall/leaves/feathers
papertake weekly-ATG
polka doodle chooseday-Autumn colours
stamp with Sarah kay- die-cut embellishments
paper pretties-Fall
crafty creations-Autumn colours
Simon says-CAS
inky impressions-dies and/or punches
crafting by design-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG/harvest
sister act-ATG
Ladybug crafts-Autumn colours
check out the DT cards and blogs for more unseen images and inspiration
Carol xx

Holiday thanks

Thank you for all your messages about hubby he actually fractured a couple of ribs and just starting to catch up with sleep after 3 sleepless nights.he is still in agony but will take time.The new challenge today at 613 AVENUE CREATE is "Holiday Thanks" so that means a holiday themed card/item for hostess or gift received.The sponssor is BUGABOO and I have used their image "Ruby-Thanksgiving" coloured with promarkers,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers-craft mag freebie,ribbon,liquid pearls/pearls from stash,I glamour dusted the dies as frost.I also made a milk carton to match and to hold a gift.
challenges-
red carpet studio-food
Addicted-to-stamps-dies and punches
pile it on-show us your tools(Grand Calibre/Tonic punch/cropodile-to make holes in carton)
crafty bloggers-Christmas
beccy's place-Christmas
Sir stampalot-Christmas
cardmakin mamas-thankful tidings
crafty calendar-Christmas
great impressions-holiday card
Paula holifield-sparkle and shine
stamp with Sarah Kay-die-cut embellishments
I love promarkers-all that glitters
Divas by design-use a digi
Fab'n'funky-traditional Christmas colours
inky impressions-dies and/or punches
word art wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T.-Christmas
crafty little fairies-Christmas
totally papercrafts-use glitter
Polka doodle-Christmas
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-Christmas
2sisters-Christmas sparkle
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you join us in the challenge
see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Stressed out!!!

UPDATE COUPLE OF FRACTURED RIBS!Morning everyone hope you are all faring better than me at the moment I don't know whether to laugh or cry!!!About midnight Monday night O/H fell backwards down the stairs,hurting his back and chest,wouldn't let me ring an ambulance because of the time?spent all night in agony and at 5o'clock said to ring one,I got up got the cats fed and out of the way,got dressed afte which he said dont bother I feel more comfortable now-anyway mid morning I ended up ringing one and the woman who came examined him and said in my opinion?it's just muscular and they will give you pain relief and send you home,so because he did't want to go infirst place said okay he wouldn't bother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!now he can hardly breathe or talk without pain but because of his age (64)and in bad health anyway I think they should have taken him without choice.Then this morning I got up and the hamster(which we are looking after for grandaughter Ellie)cage door was open and the hamster was laid dead in the middle of the room,there was no marks on it at all just a few wet parts,so we are not sure if the kitten killed it or played with it and gave it a heart attack as it was old-the bad news was given as died in her sleep and after a few tears for her beloved pet asked her Dad,can I have a rabbit now???Now holding my breath for the next emergency.
I made this card the other day,now panicking to blog it in time.It started off as a very CA card then I couldn't stop and here is the result.Pre-coloured Mos Digital image topper from Hobby House,just added glamour dust,linen and coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,a few die-cuts,dewdrops and liquid pearls from stash.
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
inky impressions-dies and/or punches
Pennys challenges-lots of layers
stamp with Sarah kay-die-cut embellishments
mos digital-fantasy
MAWTT-no papers
cute card Thursday-sparkles
card crafters circle-cute cards
brown sugar-things with wings
sister act-ATG
heck of a challenge- in the frame
challenges4everybody-ATG
Paula Holifield-sparkle and shine
ooh-la-la-food and/or drink
papertake weekly-ATG
Hobby House-pearls and item from Hobby house-(Topper)---TOP 3
Thank you for dropping by
Carol xxx

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Graphic 45

This is my second post today and just a quick card made with my Graphic 45 papers "Secret Garden",the fabric butterfly is from Hobbycraft and the ribbon is recycled.
challenges-
Tuesday throwdown-tag it
Twisted Tuesday-free for all
TTCRD-ATG
top tip Tuesday-seasons(summer)
papertake weekly-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafters cafe blog-birthday
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG
crafty ittle fairies-for the one you love
sister act-ATG
Bunny Zoe-ribbon
challenges4everybody-ATG
incy wincy-ribbon/twine or fibres
card mania-ATG
crazy challenge-B-is for butterfly/bow/blue
memas crafts-ATG
whimsy inspires-ATG
Thanks for stopping by
Carol x

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing is the name of Lindsays Image that I have used for the new challenge at LEJ DESIGNS-"Monochromatic".My Dad loved beach fishing and we had this song played at his funeral four years ago.The humanist gave me the CD afterwards but haven't been able to face listening to it.So why use the image ?????because I left the card until last minute as have been babysitting grandaughters on half-term and their Mum and Dad at work,I then realised I lost all Lindsays stored images when memory stick broke and printer inks not arrived yet,luckily I found this image at the bottom of my box of images.I used promarkers,craft mag freebie paper,and a couple of dies,all coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
creative craft challenges 2-all about words
TTCRD-ATG
crafty sentiments-cards for the guys
papertake weekly-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-for the boys
crafty little fairies-for the one you love(my Dad)
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-shaped card
catch the bug-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
kaboodle doodle-tribute to a loved one(Dad)
card mania-ATG
whoopsi daisy-monochromatic
craft your passion-more than one fold
memas crafts-ATG
Natalie and Amy-for the boys
whimsy inspires-ATG
hope you can find the time to join us and check out Lindsays freebies
Carol x

Monday, 4 November 2013

Decorative box

Morning everyone can you believe we are into November already?Actually the temperature here yesterday felt like December!!!We had our grandaughters Ellie and Holly-Ann on Saturday whilst their Mum and Dad were at work.Holly asked what was for lunch and I said pigs bum and cabbage quick as a flash she said uurrg I don't want cabbage!We also had a visit from our little grandson Jozef and his Mum.Four months old now and really laughing and chuckling and is very taken with Holly-Ann and Ellie.I have a little decorative box to show you today,I just made a simple box shaped and decorated with die-cuts.I got the inspiration from Taras craft studiocheck out her blog there is some fantastic projects.
challenges-
whimsy inspires-ATG
craft your passion-more than one fold-made the box
whoopsi daisy-monochromatic-----------------------TOP 3
incy wincy-ribbon/twine or fibres
twisted Tuesday-free for all
simon says-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG
Paper nest dolls-ATG
Jelly park-anything but a card
crafty hands-ATG
Bunny Zoe-ribbon
catch the bug-ATG
challenges4everybody-ATG
Panpastel-ATG----------------------------------------------TOP 3
crafting musketeers-pretty pastels
memas crafts-ATG
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you are well
Your comments are much appreciated-see you tomorrow.
Carol x

Sunday, 3 November 2013

A Christmas lamp

Morning and hope your enjoying your weekend,it's very wet cold and windy here.Welcome to my new follower Donna and thank you for the beautiful comment you left on my blog.My card today is for the new challenge at ONE STITCH AT A TIME which is "Use a Digi" how easy is that???So hope you can join us,the sponsor is Stitchy Bear Outlet.The prize is the set of digis used by the DT in challenge 184.I was given the image "Christmas Lamp" coloured with promarkers and glossy accents on the lamp,papers are K&C,Ivy Flourish die by joanna Sheen,flowers from Hobbycraft.
challenges-
Tsg clearstamps-leaves
papertake weekly-sketch
top tip Tuesday-seasons-Winter
paper pretties-bold is the new black
I love promarkers-ATG
creative moments-ATG
Inky impressions-traditional Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG
paper nest dolls-ATG
polka doodle-Christmas
sister act-ATG
pink gem-Christmas
allsorts-Christmas
catch the bug-ATG
ladybug crafts-Autumn colours
Beccy's place-Christmas cards
hope you can join us this week and check out the rest of the DT cards and blogs
Thanks for dropping by
Carol x