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Monday, 29 September 2014

Time to Colour

Morning eveyone -this is my second post today for the new challenge at Crafting from the Heart which is as always-ATG now could we make it any easier for you lol.Sponsors are Paper nest dolls,Sassy studio designs,and Lacy Sunshine whose image I chose to use-Rory Time to Colour,coloured with promarkers,B.papers from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct,TH die,colour guide srip from Pan Pastel set.
challenges-
papertake weekly-oh how cute
top tip Tuesday-kids
passion for promarkers-Autumn colours
oldie but a goodie-Autumn(papers/colour strip/TH die)
Simon says-ATG
allsorts-a stitch up
inky impressions-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-colours of Autumn
scribble and scrap-ATG
memas crafts-Autumn colours
let's create-Autumn(colours?)
imagination crafts-ATG
craft your passion-colour inspiration
whoopsi Daisy-2 or more D.papers
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Cooking/Baking

Morning everyone and hope you are all well on this Monday morning.I have another two posts today and the first one is for the new challenge at Artistic Inspirations which is ATG/Cooking/Baking and the sponsor is the Stamping Chef.I chose the image "Culinary Claire" ,coloured with promarkers,die-cut doily/papers/hessian strip from stash,wooden spoons from Hobbycraft,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
Simon says-ATG
creative moments-ATG/use 3 layers
inky impressions-ATG
Di's digi designs-girly
fussy and fancy-main colour red
brown sugar-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
crafty bloggers-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
imagination crafts-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
paper makeup stamps-favourite colour

Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Sunday, 28 September 2014

World Heart Day

Morning everyone and as it's World Heart day on the 29th September,the new challenge at 613 Avenue Create wants to see a heart on your project.Sponsors are Oak Pond Creations, and Lacy Sunshine whose image "Eleanors Heart Balloons" I chose coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,tonic border punch,heart die,TH B.paper,liquid pearls/ribbon/pearl heart,and metal brad from stash,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,and of course I used my favourite upright Z-Fold card.
challenges-
cutie pie-cute/Autumn colours
incy wincy-ATG
whoopsi Daisy-bling and/or pearls
crafty boots-ATG
top tip Tuesday-kids
passion for promarkers-Autumn colours
clear it out-Birthday/something shiny or glossy accents
Simon says-ATG
the paper shelter-a card with many folds
the sisterhood of crafters-lots of layers
crafters cafe blog-shaped cards
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-dies and/or punches
C.R.A.F.T-add charm/use metal(metal brad)
Di's digi designs-girly
DL.ART-ATG
eclectic ellapu-hearts
scribble and scrap-ATG
Hope you can stop by and check out the DT cards and blogs and maybe link up your card?
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Fall/Autumn

Morning everyone-this is my second post today and we have a new challenge for you at Open-Minded Crafting Fun,which is "Fall/Autumn"and we have five sponsors.A+T Digital Designs,Digital Delights,QKR Stampede,Sentimental Susan and Time for Tea.I chose the image "Pip"from A+T Digital Designs,coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers and dies from stash.Happy birthday embossed card behind the dies and image-it is there honestly.
challenges-
corrosive challenges-Autumn/Fall
Robyns fetish-use a die-cut or punch
opus gluei-birthdays
lacy sunshine-something with wings
cutie pie-cute/Autumn colours
incy wincy-ATG
lexis creations-Autumn colours
crafty boots-ATG
papertake weekly-oh how cute
top tip Tuesday-Kids
oldie but a goodie-Autumn(dies/papers)
die-cuttin divas-fall is here
paper pretties-Fall or halloween
creative moments-use 3 layers
the sisterhood of crafters-lots of layers
inky impressions-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-colours of Autumn
memas craft-Autumn colours
stamping sensations-things with wings
let's create-Autumn
Hope you can join us and thanks for dropping by -any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Dressy lady

Morning everyone and hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.This is my first post of two today for the new challenge at Crafting at the Weekend,and the challenge is ATG and you have a month to join us.Sponsors for this challenge are Aurella and Ditzie Crafts whose image "Dressy Lady" I chose,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers from Craftwork Cards,ribbon and pearls from stash and pearl flourish from Flourish with a Bling.
challenges-
incy wincy-ATG
whoopsi Daisy-Bling and/or pearls
crafty boots-ATG
Simon says-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-lots of layers
inky impressions-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
Di's digi designs-girly
Hope you can join us and don't forget you have a month and ATG --we couldn't make it any easier lol
Carol xx

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Soldier for a Cause

Morning everyone and hope you are all well.It is my birthday today and I am also delighted to say this is my first card for the new challenge blog starting today Karleigh Sue and check out Karleigh Sue FB group ,Karleigh Sue Digis.I have used the beautiful image "Soldier for a Cause" coloured with promarkers,Tattered Lace die which was free with the magazine,cardstock from Papermill Direct,ribbon/brad and papers from stash,sentiment was computer generated.The challenge is pink Ribbon/Breast cancer awareness.
challenges-
crafty catz-pretty woman
creative corner-favourite colours
Robyns fetish-use a die-cut or punch
ribbon girl-pastel
incy wincy-ATG
crafty boots-ATG
sketch and stash-sketch(new-ribbon/die)
TTCRD-ATG
inky chicks-ATG
crafty bloggers-ATG
ladybug crafts-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
creative moments-ATG/use 3 layers
inky impressions-ATG
Hope you can join us and check out the rest of the DT cards and blogs and check out Karleigh Sue's beautiful digis
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

New home card

My new home card today was commissioned and asked for gold and ivory,the image "Happy new Home" was won from Handmade harbour,coloured with promarkers,Cosmic Shimmer liquid pearls/mirri board from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct,P card from Kanban and I made a gatefold card.
cupcake insp pic-
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
cupcake insp-around town-------TOP 3
pile it on-shiny
incy wincy-ATG-------------------WINNER
whoopsi daisy-bling and/or pearls
crafty boots-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-new home
DL.ART-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG

Hope you are all well and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Friday, 19 September 2014

Jozef and Bramble

The card today I made for Grandson Jozef(1yr) to give to his Mama(DIL)for her birthday the photo was taken a couple of months ago with their dog Bramble in the cart.Cardstock was from Papermill Direct and just kept it simple with a die-cut frame and buttons from stash.
challenges-
sentimental Sunday-vehicles plus sentiment
crafty boots-ATG
shopping our stash-who's who
paper pretties-buttons
a song in your He(art)-I've got a dog
crafting by designs-childhood memories
word art Wednesday-ATG
eclectic Ellapu-ladies birthday(for his Mama)
Jellypark-all about pets/animals
DL.ART-ATG
chocolate/coffee/cards-dogs and cats
inky chicks-ATG
Thanks for calling and your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Sassy Princess

Would first like to say welcome to my new follower Natalie.There is a new challenge at Crafty Girls today which is as always ATG.Our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs and i used the image "Nordic Princess" coloured with promarkers,papers Tattered Lace craft mag freebies,cardstock from Ppaermill Direct,gems and spiders web from stash.My grandaughters came on way home from school and informed me her hair should be brown and just managed to grab Holly as she tried to colour it with a promarker!
challenges-
allsorts-sugar and spice
scribble and scrap-ATG
crafty boots-ATG
papernest dolls-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-make it digital
clear it out-polka dots
inky chicks-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG with shades of blue
word art Wednesday-ATG
whimsy inspires-monochromatic
DL.ART-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Birthday card for DIL

Right have had limited time on computer since son came home as he needed it for his business booking-but we now have a new laptop too so should be able to catch up with your blogs and commenting.My card today is for Diane my DILs birthday,I have left the front open but personalised the verse inside.The image is from Aurora Wings coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.papers are Tattered Lace mag freebies-beautiful good quality papers,ribbon,raffia and dies from stash.
Check out our very first BLOG HOP at Karleigh Sue.
challenges-
stamp with Sarah kay-Autumn colours
Digistamps4joy-celebration-
word art Wednesday-ATG
Friday sketch-sketch
a creative romance-ATG
allsorts-sugar and spice
corrosive challenges-Fall/Autumn
scribble and scrap-ATG
fitztown-Fall colours and digi element
whoopsi Daisy-colours of Autumn
lexis creations-Autumn colours
crafty boots-ATG
papernest dolls-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
promarker challenge-make it digital
ladybug crafts-ATG
DL.ART-Fall
crafting by designs-ATG
oldie but a goodie-Autumn(ribbon/corner dies)
Eclectic ellapu-ladies birthday
Thanks for still dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
so bear with me and will catch up with you all
Carol xx

Monday, 15 September 2014

Bling Needed

Morning and we have a new challenge at Artistic Inspirations-ATG/Add Bling and our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.Now for some reason I have used a Bugaboo image?????Sorry Carmen-slap on the wrist I plead mitigating circumstances-STRESS lolThe image is JJ Christmas-Cheers,coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper Tattered lace mag freebie,December page-Graphic 45,coloured star from stash and snowflake dies.
challenges-
creative moments-ATG
Digistamps4joy-celebration
MAWTT-add texture
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas
Brown sugar-celebrations
paper creators-early Christmas
allsorts-sugar and spice
scribble and scrap-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
Hope you can join us this week and check out the DT cards and blogs
see you tomorrow and will catch up soon having to share computer with son for his business
Carol x x

Stella at Bugaboo

Monday morning and another new week-the months are flying by!We have a new challenge ATG-easy peasy-at Crafting from the Heart
and our sponsors are Bugaboo whose image-Stella Summer Blocks-5 o'clock I used,coloured with promarkers,B.paper is Fantastic Foils from Pippi's Garden Collection,the bottle die is Tattered lace,Cosmic Shimmer liquid pears and cocktail glass charm from stash.I made a right mess of colouring the grass to hope to change the pic as soon as possible.
challenges-
papertake weekly-repeat,repeat(B.paper pattern/2 bottles/liquid pearls)
creative moments-ATG/Fall colours
stamp with Sarah Kay-Autumn colours
cupcake inspirations-photo inspiration
Hope you can join us this week and thanks for stopping by
Carol xx

Sunday, 14 September 2014

ATG at 613 Avenue Create

Morning,hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.There is a new challenge at 613 Avenue Createwhich is ta-da-da-da----ATG and our sponsor is Rick St Dennis.I have used his image "ARLYNNA" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers-craft mag freebie from last year,large flower made with a die and smaller ones with a Tonic punch.
challenges-
incy wincy-all things girly
Fitztown-ATG
papertake weekly-repeat,repeat(patt on B.papers)
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-recipe/1 image/2papers/3flowers
deep ocean-vintage
divas by design-ATG
hobbybook designer-girly
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafts4eternity-fave colour combo green/lilac
a creative romance-ATG
chocolate,coffee cards-vintage
DL.ART-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
ladybug crafts-ATG
613 Avenue Create Facebook Contest Alert!!!!
Today we reveal our official Facebook Feature Badge. In celebration, we will award one lucky Commenter the chance to work with Graphic / Digital Designer Kathyrne Elizabeth and develop their personal watermark.Here is our badge Best of all...We are footing the bill.
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Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated-hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Saturday, 13 September 2014

"YO"

We have a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun "Roll out the Red" so show us some red on your cards and projects -now how easy is that???we have four sponsors-Dilly Beans,Meljens Designs,Stitchy Bear and I used one of my favourite images from Barbara Jenson-"YO" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper is Tattered Lace mag freebie,twine/dies/dewdrops/ribbon and alphabet buttons from stash,circle and Tonic border punch.Glossy accents on lips and nails.-,and I made my favourite uprightZ-fold card.
challenges-
ribbon girls-add ribbon
OSAAT-ATG with a die
incy wincy-girly
fitztown-ATG
papertake weekly-repeat,repeat(border punch-patt on B.paper
creative card crew-steampunk/urban(urban)
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-fancy fold/punches/dies
digi choosday-monochromatic------------------------WINNER
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG-add a button/buttons
stamp with Sarah kay-Autumn colours
I love promarkers-Tags
divas by design-ATG
hobbybook designer-girly
fab'n'funky-cute as a button
creative moments-ATG/Autumn colours
inky impressions-ABC'S(alphabet buttons)--------TOP 3
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-Fall
delightful challenges-don't be square
MAWTT-add texture
4 crafty chicks-fancy folds
hobbybook designer-girly
fussy and fancy-more than one fold
creative romance-ATG
crafting musketeers-use buttons
whimsy inspires-monochromatic
Hope you can join us with your red projects-see you there
see you tomorrow
Carol xx





Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A-Step-In-The-Darkness

Well an akward couple of days and things are starting to get slightly messy and almost missed the deadline for A Step in the Darkness who are also having a DT call.I have used "Steampunk Girl with Doll" from Aurora Wings,coloured with promarkers,B.paper/die from stash,I embossed and distressed a piece of card with TH cogs EF then rubbed Distress ink over the top,crackle stamp round image,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
A Step In The Dark-ATG/Steampunk
crafting by designs-ATG
crafting for all seasons-wheels and/or cogs
delicious doodles-colours of Autumn
crafts 4 eternity-digital
chocolate,coffee cards-Vintage
Robyns fetish-ATG
OSAAT-ATG with a die
sentimental Sunday-a touch of Vintage
Paula Holifield-distress it
Fitztown-ATG
creative card crew-steampunk/urban------------TOP 3
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-monochromatic
die cuttin divas-pic challenge(Autumn colours)
cards galore-make a card
whimsy inspires-monochromatic
imagination crafts-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and sorry for the delay commenting on your blogs
will be round as soon as I can
Carol xx



Monday, 8 September 2014

Sympathy Card

I had to make this sympathy card for the family of a long standing neighbour aged 88yrs who has just died,he has been ill for a long time but at least had a peaceful death in his chair,but still a shock however expected.My image was coloured with promarkers and B.paper from Craftworks cards,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
stamp with Sarah Kay-CAS
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-sentiment other than birthday
Fairytale-CAS
crafts4eternity-digital
Robyns Fetish-ATG
cards galore-make a card
DL.ART-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
Hope you are all well and enjoyed your weekend-thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Weekend with grandaughters

Welcome to my new follower Antoinette I also have another couple of new ones but no links to put up.We had Ellie and Holly for a sleepover last night and Matthew took them swimming this morning,then back for their dinners,Holly (5yrs)had us all in stitches-there was a massive spider in my craft room and she put her coat on,zipped it up leaving one arm out,put her hood up, a plastic bag on her hand and had a rolled up paper,shouted super hero going in and said to Ellie stand back beacause I might get eaten!!! needless to say the spider escaped lol.I made this card a couple of weeks ago but not blogged it yet.The image is a Mos Digital pencil image just added glamour dust,tiny bows/sentiment/papers/dies from stash.
challenges-
fitztown-fantasy
lexis creations-sparkle and shine
the papernest dolls-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
creative craft cottage-Things with wings
Tuesday throwdown-sweet little one
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
hobbybook designer-girly
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafters cafe blog-childs birthday
digistamps4joy-celebrations
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
sweetpea stampers-lots of layers
pink gem-Summertime
Robyns fetish-ATG
addicted to stamps-pastel(soft)colours
OSAAT-ATG with a die
Natalie and AMy-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated-see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Criss cross card

It had to happen after the good news comes the bad!My son and his partner have split up after nine years and he has come home again-devastated-but we have had the grandaughters for their tea after school yest and today,and coming to sleep Saturday night so yay-just hope the good terms continue.I have made another criss cross card using a mixture of freebie craft mag papers and Craftwork Cards,ribbon and charms from stash.
and insert--
challenges-
addicted to stamps-Pastel(soft) colours
scribble and scrap-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-ATG(charms 18 mths)
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
just inspirational-vintage
pennys challenges-ATG
sisterhood of crafters-fancy folds
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-sentiment other than birthday
MAWTT-shape up
crafty bloggers-ATG
cards galore-make a card
the crafting cafe-shades of one-----------------------WINNER
DL.ART-ATG
whimsy inspires-monochromatic
let's craft and create-ATG
Thanks for dropping by-hope you are all well and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Happy news and new badge lol

Okay I lied lol I couldn't wait ---I am absolutely delighted to be able to say I have been accepted onto the DT of a brand new challenge blog Karleigh Sue whose beautiful image "Sunday After-noon" I used for the DT call here.I also have a new badge for my blog .Looking forward to working with you ladies.

Thanks for calling
Carol xx

Girly and pink

My second post today is for Crafting from the Heart and as always the challenge is ATG-easy peasy lol.The sponsor this week is Patties Creations and I chose the beautiful image "Ballet Slippers set 2",coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill direct,paper/ribbon and pearls from stash.
challenges-
Simon says-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafters cafe blog-dies and punches
inky impressions-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-monochromatic----------TOP 3
4 crafty chicks-something old/pearls,ribbon-something new/image,papers
sweetpea stampers-lots of layers
creative corner-ATG
totally gorjuss-pearls
addicted-to-stamps-pastel colours
Robyns fetish-use a digi
pan pastel-pink,pink and more pink
scribble and scrap-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
check out the DT cards and blogs and join us this week-ATG-couldn't be easier!!!
Carol xx

You up for the Ice challenge?

Morning everyone and another new week and month,I love September and not just because it's my birthday month lol.This is my first of two post again today the first one for Artistic Inspirations and as always ATG challenge.The sponsor is Imagine That and I have used the ice-lolly B.paper from "Summer Fun" paper set,and ice cream cones to compliment the paper,the computer generated sentiment was inspired by the "Ice challenge" taking part on FB at the moment.I also used glossy accents on cherry and glamour dust on the ice-cream.
challenges-
Deep ocean-something sweet
stamp with sarah kay-CAS
Simon says-ATG
Fab'n'funky-for the kids
creative moments-ATG
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-dog days of Summer
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-any sentiment other than birthday
pink gem-Summertime-----------------------------TOP 3
my time to craft-food/drink
Buuny Zoes -Summer colours
let's craft and create-ATG
Hope you can join us this week and thanks for dropping by
Any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx