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Monday, 29 December 2014

Champagne Enchantress

Morning everyone and a day nearer to the New Year-roll on lol.We have a new challenge starting today at "Get Creative Challenges" which is Ingredients challenge-2 printed papers/3brads or buttons/ribbon.Lacy Sunshine is our sponsor and I have used her freebie image "Champagne Enchantress" coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and glamour dust.Cardstock from Papermill Direct papers are Tattered Lace craft mag freebies,bottle and numbers Tattered lace Die-cuts,birthday stamp/buttons/ribbon and pearls from stash.
challenges-
passion for promarkers-Bingo-ribbon/die-cut/buttons
papertake weekly-fave ch(to die for)
crafty sentiments-ATG
creative card crew-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
creative craft cottage-digi/ribbon
I love promarkers-ATG
Simon says-ATG
divas by design-ATG
The paper shelter-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Digistamps4joy-add glitter
word art Wednesday-ATG
the stamping chef-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG
C.R.A.F.T.-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
chocolate/coffee/cards-party time
MFP stampshop-round the corners
Robyns Fetish-ATG
Bunny Zoes-buttons
crazy challenge-ATG
the papernest dolls-ATG
We do hope you find the time to join us in our challenge and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Not a christmas card

This was a birthday card I made for BIL whose birthday was end of November but with all the Christmas challenges I never got it blogged until now.I made a centre step card and used a Gus Bugaboo image and sentiment,coloured with promarkers and added sepia glossy accents,I used sepia tones and the butterflies were cut from Tim Holtz papers,the B.paper was from stash and the vintage elements were craft mag freebies.
challenges-
crafty sentiments-ATG
creative card crew-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
lil red wagon-Happy birthday
Simon says-ATG
The paper shelter-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
stamping chef-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
crafts4eternity-hot chocolate/colour
chocolate/coffee/cards-party time------------TOP 3
Robyns fetish-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
just inspirational-one for the boys
crazy challenge-ATG
the papernest dolls-ATG
divas by design-ATG
Thanks for calling and any comments are much appreciated
see you tomorrow
Carol x x

Saturday, 27 December 2014

I decorated a Candle lol

Well if that was Christmas roll on the New Year,O/H and grandaughter Holly were taken ill with this cough and sickness bug going around so just me and daughter for Christmas Dinner.Grandaughters came Christmas night to open their presents here and have a sleepover-then Boxing day SON/DIL took me and grandaughter for a chilly walk round East Park with grandson Jozef and dog Bramble.O/H is feeling slightly better today after almost three days in bed.Hope you all enjoyed and had a better Christmas.We have had none of the snow forcast yet but just rain today.
This is my first decorated candle and quite pleased with how it went but next time more colour!Not sure of the image as no longer have stamp just the stamped image(which I coloured with promarkers) found in my stash from about three years ago-even bought the candle, then chickened out lol.
challenges-
pile it on-ATG/Christmas holiday
opus gluei-Christmas
fashionable stamping-turn up the heat/use heat gun
red carpet studio-elf/Christmas
scribble and scrap-ATG
dream valley-Christmas
cutie pie-cute/no cards
crazy challenge-everything goes
crafty boots-winter wonderland
not just cards-ATG
crafty creations-who wants to build a snowman------TOP 3
I love promarkers-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-Christmas/no cards
C.R.A.F.T-ATG
allsorts-last minute gifts
eclectic ellapu-Christmas/no cards
stamping sensations-winter wonderland
addicted-to-stamps-ATG at Christmas
Lacy sunshine-holiday joy
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Seee you tomorrow
Carol xx



Monday, 22 December 2014

Favourite things of 2014

Morning everyone the new challenge at Artistic inspirations is Favourite things of the year.My favourite card was one I made for Holly-Annes 5th birthday (original post here )I used the fabulous image and sentiment from Squigglefly-"Always Do Your own Thing"as soon as I saw it it was like-that is Holly-Ann and the sentiment fits her perfectly.She was also really ill with Scarlet Fever at the time so not a happy birthday though she did try.
challenge-
clear it out-fave card from 2014
Would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Carol xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Jack Frost in all his Glory !

Morning everyone another Sunday and another new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is First Day of Winter/Use Snowflakes, our sponsor is Rick St. Dennis.I chose the image "Jack Frost" coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.papers- Tattered Lace craft mag freebie,Snowflakes and Pine Needle dies from Memory Box also glamour dusted.Think this is perfect for son Matthews Tattoo apprentice.
challenges-
Fitztown-Winter
clear it out-ATG
passion for promarkers-bingo/die-cut/free/glitter
Simon says-Winter
inspiration station-ATG
QKR Stampede-lots of layers
ladybug crafts-Winter
left of center-Black Christmas--------TOP 3
Memas crafts-ATG/cold winter days
OSAAT-ATG with glitter
scribble and scrap-ATG
crafts and me inspiration-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Stressed. Com

Morning everyone from a very very very stressed.com --is anyone else soooo not ready for Christmas-a full year to prepare and it still creeps up and catches you unaware and unprepared!!!We have a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun which is "All White".Sponsors are Bugaboo Stamps,Sassy Studio Designs,Paper Pretties,Jessica weible Illustrations,and Digital Delight,whose image I used."Bathtime Cooper"coloured with promarkers,added glossy accents and Cosmic Shimmer liquid pearls for soap suds.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,Big splash border die from Memory Box and Sizzix doily die,dewdrops from stash.
challenges-
corrosive challenges-ATG
Paula Holifield-ATG/not Christmas
whoopsi Daisy-ATG
the papernest dolls-ATG
clear it out-ATG
creative card crew-ATG
crafty creations-to die for
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-embossing-------------WINNER
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty calendar-white on white
Hope you find time to join us away from the stress of Christmas lol
Carol xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

More Christmas

Well have just spent 24 hours with no money-senior moment yesterday and forgot my pin number and ended up getting card blocked,luckily okay today lol.Holly-Ann(5yrs) has had the same "boyfriend" Harry through nursery,reception and year one,but came home yesterday and informed me she had a new boyfriend-Bradley but she told him she couldn't marry him as she was going to marry Harry-but he could come and live with them-then whispered to me-that way I get two rings !!!Matthew is dreading her teenage years lol.I made these two cards for Ellie and Holly-Ann from their Auntie Helen.The image is from Mos Digital Pencil,coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust and glossy accents,the sentments were computer generated,ribbon and papers from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct.
not sure what happened to colour-hair looks grey and is light brown on card.
challenges-
Dis digi designs-Christmas
crafty catz-last minute Christmas
brown sugar-red/white/green/first card
crafts4eternity-Christmas
Patties creations-Christmas
chocolate coffee cards-Christmas
pink gem-Anything Christmas
pile it on-ATG/Christmas
Robyns fetish-winter cards with glitter
opus-gluei-Christmas
pan pastel-Christmas
lacy sunshine-holiday joy
red carpet studio-Elf/Christmas
dream valley-Christmas
incy wincy-Christmas------------WINNER
card mania-Christmas
crazy challenge-Christmas
crafty cardmakers-Christmas
ooh-la-la-Christmas
crafty boots-Christmas
papertake weekly-last Chrismas card of the year
Tuesday throwdown-Christmas
digi choosday-last minute Christmas
creative inspirations-Christmas
lil red wagon-Christmas
OSAAT-ATG with glitter
creative craft cottage-digi/ribbon
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas or Easter ???

Morning everyone hope you are all well and keeping warm.Well despite the cards I have to post I just cannot get into Christmas mode and still have cards to post-usually all done and posted by the 1st December,and haven't even thought about presents yet!!!Mind you doesn't help the local shops having Cadburys Creme eggs in??? no wonder the years fly past we are constantly living in the future!Saying that I have three Christmas DT cards for the new challenge at Artistic Inspirations.Our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri Designs,and I chose their beautiful image "Christmas Candle"(this is my favourite Christmas image of all time)coloured with promarkers,added glossy accents and gold glamour dust,I thought the candlestick effect looked great just achieved because my gold promarker has just about ran out and didn't colour properly lol,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Tim Holtz and Tattered Lace dies,Tattered lace craft mag freebie papers,ribbon from stash,papers and flowers on 3rd one from stash.I also used a great layout from a Digi Sketch challenge a couple of weeks ago.
challenges-
crafty sentiments-Christmas
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-bingo/die-cut/free/glitter--------WINNER
crafty creations-use dies
divas by design-seeing red
creative moments-ATG/winter
crafters cafe blog-Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG-----------------WINNER
aud sentiments-bingo/dies/image/bling
sassy studio-Christmas colours
crafty ribbons-mono Christmas
Dis digis-Christmas
crafty catz-last minute Christmas
Brown sugar-red/white/green
crafts4eternity-Christmas
chocolate/coffee/cards-Christmas
pink gem-anything Christmas
MFP stampshop-round the corners
pile it on-ATG/Christmas
pan pastel-Christmas
red carpet studio-Elf/christmas
scribble and scrap-ATG
ladybug crafts-Christmas
let's create-Christmas
crafting by designs-ATG/Christmas
Jellypark-ribbon and/or bows
Buckwells crafts-use red
eclectic ellapu-vintage Christmas
country view-nostalgic Christmas
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated-hope you can find the time to join us
and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

CAS Christmas

Just a short post for my CAS Christmas card,but before that what did I say about the Frozen cards both grandaughters were really thrilled with them but Holly looked at Ellies purple one(Ellies favourite colour) and said oh that's the wrong colour!!!The cardstock is from Papermill Direct,image is distress inked round edges and added glamour dust and small ammount of promarkers on holly.Backing paper is from stash about three years old.
challenges-
pink gem-anything Christmas
fantasy stampers-CAS Christmas
corrosive challenges-ATG
Robyns fetish-Christmas cards
opus gluei-let it snow
fashionable stamping-winter wonderland
lacy sunshine-holiday joy
red carpet studio-Elf/Christmas
scribble and scrap-ATG
incy wincy-snowy days
crazy challenge-Christmas
ooh-la-la-Christmas
eureka-let it snow
crafty boots-Christmas
craft hoarders-celebrate the season
inky chicks-winter wonderland
fab'n'funky-Christmas
song in your he(art)-I'll be home for Christmas--------------------TOP 3
word art Wednesday-ATG
scrappers delight-non traditional Christmas colours
stamping sensations-winter wonderland
country view-nostalgic Christmas----------------------------TOP 3
eclectic ellapu-vintage Christmas
creatalicious challenge-chocolate
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
hope you are all keeping warm-it's absolutely freezing here!!!
Carol xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Easy peasy projects

Some more items for the Mental Health fund raising,i found four little calendar tabs and pre coloured toppers -perfect for the challenge at Fab'n'Funky,the cardstock is from Papermill Direct the pre-coloured toppers are from Hobby House,papers and liquid pearls are from stash and added a couple of die-cuts-just kept them simple.
challenges-
fab'n'funky-easy peasy lemon squeezy/pre-coloured toppers/images--TOP 3
word art Wednesday-ATG
the stamping chef-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
corrosive challenge-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
Paula Holifield-ATG/not Christmas
papernest dolls-ATG
not just cards-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafts galore-ATG
whimsy inspires-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
cutie pie-cute/no cards
Am getting round to you all slowly as still sharing computer
Carol x x

Monday, 8 December 2014

Frozen me and cards lol

I made two cards for my grandaughters Ellie and Holly-Ann who are BIG Frozen fans --will probably tell me I haven't used the right colours lol.They do make me laugh they were colouring and conentrating with the Frozen song on repeat!!! all quiet then when it got to the second chorus must have got through to Holly because she just burst out singing at the top of her voice making everyone jump lol.The image is "Let it Go Sassy" from Sassy Studios,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,a selection of die-cuts,ribbon,glamour dust and liquid pearls from stash and sentiments computer generated.
challenges-
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
digi choosday-Christmas
just inspirational-snowflakes
stamp with sarah Kay-snowflakes
divas by design-anything festive
a song in your He(art)-Christmas
digistamps4joy-Christmas
crafting by designs-ATG/Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
scrappers delight-non traditional Christmas colours
fussy and fancy-pairs or two of a kind
Fairytale-colour challenge
a creative romance-Christmas
Patties creations-Christmas
as you like it-fave film(Frozen-grandaughters all time fave)
crafty ribbons-mono Christmas
craft-Christmas
pile it on-ATG/Christmas
sassy studios-all that glitters
Robyns Fetish-Christmas cards
creative craft cottage-digi/Christmas
red carpet studio-Holiday joy
dream valley-true blue
craft your passion-non traditional Christmas colours
totally gorjuss-snowflakes
Thanks for dropping by and hope you are all well
Your comments are much appreciated and I read each and every one
Carol xx

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Create Your Own Challenge

Morning and Sunday morning means a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is "Create your own Challenge" we would like you to choose one item from each column.Sponsoring this week are Fitztown and Digital Delights whose image "Mothers Day Frame I chose, coloured with promarkers,the items I used were image/P.paper--shaped card/die-cuts--Glossy accents--flowers/buttons--ribbon/P.punch.I also used liquid pearls and the papers were "Vintage Flora" by Craftwork Cards whick I won on a Scribble and Scrap challenge,and I used my favourite upright-Z-fold shape.
challenges-
Paula holifield-ATG/no Christmas
love to scrap-shape shift
not just cards-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
top tip Tuesday-buttons or bows
TTCRD-ATG
Pennys challenges-favourite colour/purple----------TOP 3
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
stampingchef-ATG
the crafting cafe-your favourite thing(this shape card/digi/promarkers/die-cuts/ribbon/liquid pearls/buttons enough for you lol)----TOP 3
crafts galore-ATG
the sisters of craft-ATG
jellypark-ribbon and/or bows
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs for some fantastic inspiration
Carol xx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Card in a Box

Morning everyone today is our 45th wedding anniversary please feel free to send me medals large ones too lol.Onto my card in a box I have used graphic 45 images which i have had in stash for nearly two years and the Vintage santa image at the back is off a Joanna Sheen CD-Victorian Christmas,cardstock from Papermill Direct and the music paper and snowflake dies are Tattered lace.
challenges-
scribble and scrap-ATG----------------TOP 3
ooh-la-la-Christmas
craft hoarders -celebrate the season
love to scrap-shape shift------------TOP 3
not just cards-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
divas by design-anything festive
creative moments-ATG/winter
sisterhood of crafters-santa----Top Sister award
crafting by designs-ATG/Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG----DT FAVOURITE-THANK YOU IVY
DL.ART-any winter holiday
C.R.A.F.T.-Christmas
memas crafts-celebrate the holidays
ladybug crafts-Winter and/or Christmas------------TOP 3
country view-nostalgic Christmas
eclectic ellapu-vintage Christmas
creatalicious-chocolate
paper creator-Christmas
pink gem-Christmas
Thanks for calling and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Soooo cold!!!

Morning and hope you are all keeping warm -it is sooo cold here at the moment!!! We are celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary today-don't know who deserves the medal me or hubby okay me lol. We have a new challenge starting at Open-Minded Crafting Fun which is "Unusual Christmas" and we are sponsored by Delicious Doodles,Dilly Beans,
A&T Digital designs and Eureka Stamps.Now when I chose this image "Sea Star Ornament" from Eureka stamps I thought brilliant and should have made the card straight away!!!Then mojo took a rest and I don't think I have actually done the image justice -think I chose the wrong B.paper too SIGH!!!Image coloured with promarkers and added cosmic shimmer liquid preals and glamour dust to the B.paper,cardstock from Papermill Direct,dies and twine from stash.
cupcake inspiration pic
challenges-
pile it on-sprinkle it/glamour dust
cupcake inspirations-moon and stars---WINNER and SWEET SIX
Robyns fetish-ATG
Incy wincy-non-traditional Christmas/no red and green
ooh-la-la-Christmas
Eureka-celebration
crafty boots-stars
delicious doodles-non-traditional Christmas
fussy and fancy-happy holidays
aud sentiments-holiday bingo(dies/digi/bling)
pink gem-Christmas
Let's craft and create-Christmas
thanks for calling and any comments good or bad lol are much appreciated hope you will check out the DT blogs for some great inspiration
Carol xx



Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas ??? lol

Hope you are all well and keeping warm!Well I made a Christmas card loved the image and layout so made it in a different colour-all set to blog then realised it was a DT image and couldn't use it till the 15th!!! oh how I laughed NOT so had to make another one,this one is for my Grandson Jozef to give to his Mamma,I used the freebie "Snowman Angel" image from Mos Digital Pencil,coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,B.papers are Tattered Lace mag freebie,cardstock from Papermill Direct,die-cut border and ribbon from stash-sentiment was computer generated.
challenges-
mos digital pencil-snow or snowflakes
fussy and fancy-Happy holidays
polka doodle-Nordic Christmas
creative corner-winter wonderland
sweet stampin-let it snow
paper creator-Christmas
catch the bug-stuffed(leftover paper strips from previous card)
pile it on-sprinkle it(glamour dust)
addicted to stamps-lots of layers
Robyns fetish-ATG
sentimental Sunday-lots of layers and sentiment
opus gluei-let it snow
lacy sunshine-North Pole
fitztown-red and green-------------------TOP 3
card mania-fave colour combo/red and green
ooh-la-la-Christmas
creative craft cottage-digi/Christmas
digi sketch-sketch-rotated
digi choosday-Christmas
lil red wagon-things with wings
crafting by designs-ATG/Christmas
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
will be catching up with your blogs later
Carol xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

Happy Snowman

Welcome to my second post today and it's my DT card for our 3rd challenge at Get Creative Challenges and it's sooooo easy "Christmas Theme" and we are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and I have used the image "Happy snowman",coloured with promarkers,and added soft snow,B.paper-craft mag freebie,die-cut borders and stamped sentiment was from a craft mag freebie set,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
crafty sentiments-use die-cuts
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-Christmas
paper pretties-snow much fun
I love promarkers-frosty the snowman-----------WINNER
Pennys challenges-ATG
a song in you he(art)-Christmas
Digistamps4joy-Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-tis the season
inspiration destination-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG or traditional Christmas
DL.ART-ATG
aud sentiments-sentiment for December holiday
as you like it-modern or traditional Christmas(I love the cute image so suppose it suits modern especially with the die-cuts)
crafty catz-ATG
fussy and fancy-Happy holidays
polka doodle-Nordic Christmas
creative corner-Winter wonderland
sweet stampin-let it snow
paper creator-Christmas
addicted to stamps-lots of layers
corrosive challenges-happy everything
ooh-la-la-Christmas
opus gluei-let it snow
Hope you can support us and join our challenge-check out the DT cards and blogs and thank you for any comments you wish to leave
see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Out of this World

Morning everyone and can you believe it's the 1st December!!! Have you made all your Christmas cards??? no neither have I,this post is first of two today.The new challenge at Artistic Inspirations this week is "Add Doodles"-easy peasy eh???Stitchy Bear is our sponsor and I used the fun image "Another World" by Jacare,coloured with promarkers,doodles added round the edges of image and papers,B.paper is craft mag freebie(half a page left over from another card)and believe stamp was Crafty Stamper mag freebie-I stamped this about four times before I checked mag and realised it was meant to be blurry lol.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
stamp with sarah Kay-ATG
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
delightful challenges-it's a kids world
inspiration destination-ATG
MAWTT-inspired by a song(starman-David Bowie)
Dis digis-for or with kids
catch the bug-stuffed(left over paper)
CAS on Sunday-card for a child
cupcake inspirations-moon and stars-----------SWEET SIX
cupcake inspiration photo-
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated-see you later
Carol xx