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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Coveted Iris

Morning everyone and hope you find the time to join our new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun,which is "No pink or red"Our sponsors are---Bugaboo Stamps,Faery Ink,The Art of Ronnie B.Barton and Oak Pond Creations-whose image I chose "Iris"coloured with promarkers.I have a few of these plants in my garden and one is the most delicate shade of blue which I love -but none of my colours came remotely near,so I chose this colour which is one I really covet lol,now this Iris is shades of bronze(yes I know it looks pinky in the pic BUT believe me it's not on my card lol)a couple of die-cuts/liquid pearls from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct and B.papers are Tattered lace craft mag freebie.My Son (tattoo artist) was not happy with my colouring said it lacked perspective!(he will have to give me some colouring lessons)
challenges-
allsorts-flower power
pink gem-lots of layers
pile it on-hearts and/or flowers
love to scrap-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
not just cards-ATG
top tip Tuesday-something new/image/papers
passion for promarkers-garden life
Simon says-ATG
the paper shelter-lots of layers
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-matt or shiny--I prefer matt,not keen on shiny so very rarely use and very hard to photograph
creative fingers-ATG
polka doodle-flowers
sister act-ATG
ladybird crafts-say it with flowers
DL.ART-ATG
paper creator-ATG
country view-use something new/image/papers
Hope you will check out the DT cards and blogs and find the time to join our challenge
thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Ragdoll Ruby With the Button Eyes

Morning everyone and are you ready for a new challenge at A-Step-In-The-Dark? which is ATG easy peasy eh??? we are sponsored by Dilly Beans and i have used their image Ragdoll Ruby,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.papers Tattered Lace craft mag freebies,Magnolia Heart die,ribbon and buttons from stash.
challenges-
MAWTT-Button it
C.R.A.F.T.-recycling-buttons
creative fingers-ATG
left of center-layer it up
pile it on-hearts and/or flowers
love to scrap-ATG
dream valley-ATG
Eureka Stamps-hearts
not just cards-ATG
Bunny Zoes-hearts
TTCRD-ATG
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-off to the movies(Coraline)
inspiration destination-ATG
reasonable ribbon-hearts and ribbon
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Checking Facebook

Hope you are all keeping warm and no sign of that nasty white stuff lol,welcome to my new follower.My card today was requested for someone leaving work to look after her Mum.I used a Mos Digital pencil image
"Checking facebook"coloured with promarkers,B.papers are from Docrafts Papermania,cardstock from Papermill Direct,ribbon from stash,sentiment-computer generated using Defont,new corner dies are Tattered lace craft mag freebies.
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
cute card Thursday-colourful
creative fingers-ATG
left of center-layer it up
sentimental Sundays-ATG with sentiment
craft your passion-ATG
not just cards-ATG
Top tip Tuesday-something new/floral papers and corner die
TTCRD-ATG
digistamps4joy-bingo/die/free/fave thing-ribbon
V's sweet ideas-something new-papers/corner die
country view-use something new-papers/corner die
cute Daisy May-ATG
The paper nest dolls-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
sister act-ATG
Thank you for dropping by ,any comments are much appreciated
what with one thing and another I am so far behind with my commenting but am getting round slowly but surely
see you tomorrow
Carol x x

Monday, 26 January 2015

20 Winks and a challenge

Morning everyone and welcome to the new challenge at Get Creative Challenges which is "Bingo Board".We are sponsored by Rick St.Dennis and I chose the beautiful image "20 Winks" coloured with promarkers and glamour dusted wings,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.papers/ribbon/pearls/brad from stash,Martha Stewart punched border,Sizzix die-cut frame,I stamped and heat embossed the Dawn Bibby flowers stamps (about 5yrs old)which I layered up,leaves were from same set and added frantage,and I made my favourite upright Z-fold card.
Bingo board-
I used ribbon/red/bling/die-cut/2,D.papers/brad/emboss/pink/pearls/free/digi stamp/flowers
challenges-
Flashback Friday-flowers-------FLASHBACK FAVOURITE
papertake weekly-get in shape
creative card crew-shabby chic?
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-embossing
just inspirational-sparkle-----------------------WINNER
creative inspirations-pretty pearls
crafty creations-something new/digi/dies-something old-flower stamps/frantage/papers/border punch
lil red wagon-sshh no words
Pennys challenges-ATG
inky impressions-folds
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-things with wings
inspiration destination-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG/fav colurs/pink/green
cute card Thursday-colourful
crafty ribbons-ATG with ribbon
in the pink-pink and pearlie
creative craft cottage-digi/flowers-------------WINNER
fussy and fancy-things with wings
Fairytale challenge-fairy/princess
left of center-layer it up
scribble and scrap-ATG
not just cards-ATG
crazy challenge--embossing
Hope you can join us this week and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x


Sunday, 25 January 2015

Romance and Hearts

Well can't believe I haven't blogged since Monday!!!The image on the front is Happiness from All Dressed up,the insert image is "Stole my Heart" from Mos Digital Pencil,both are coloured with promarkers,I used my die-cut set from Sizzix which I won a couple of months ago,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper is Vintage Flora from Craftwork Cards(another prize :) flowers/ribbon and liquid pearls from stashand I made a criss cross card.
challenges-
Dream Valley-ATG
Love to scrap-ATG
papertake weekly-get in shape
top tip Tuesday-something new/both digis/B.paper/dies
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-new beginnings/engagement?---TOP 5
clear it out-Valentine/flowers
digi choosday-love and romance
crafty creations-something old-flowers/ribbon/liquid pearls/new-digis/dies/B.paper
Simon says-have a heart
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
inky impressions-folds----------------TOP 3
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
reasonable ribbon-hearts and ribbon
DL.ART-Valentines Day
Mos digital-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
cute card Thursday-colourful
Brown sugar-Valentines
not just cards-ATG
pile it on-hearts and/or flowers
that craft place-love/valentine
crafts and me inspiration-valentine
Thanks for calling and your comments are much appreciated
see you tomorrow
Carol x x

Monday, 19 January 2015

Does What it Says on the Tin lol

Morning and this is my second card posted today this one is for Crafting From The Heart our challenge is ATG and our sponsor is Dr Digi- and I chose the image Dunderton Decorators Ltd-,coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,papers are new from Docrafts,splats stamps from Visible Image,card candy from stash and sentiment computer generated.This card design came about because of the rainbow challenge-so when I saw the new Docrafts papers an idea was formed lol.
challenges-
inky chicks-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
I love promarkers-Hobbies-painting---------TOP 3
Simon says-It's a guy thing
Pennys challenges-ATG
sisterhood of crafters-ATG/new craft supply(papers)
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
cute card Thursday-just for laughs
creative fingers-ATG
sweet stampin-masculine
MFP Stampshop-make a rainbow
scribble and scrap-ATG
memas crafts-ATG
cards galore--ATG
paper creator-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
Fitztown-ATG/use P.paper
love to scrap-ATG
not just cards-ATG
cute daisy may-ATG
Do hope you can join us in this challenge
Carol x x

ATG/Triangles

Morning and hope you are all well and warm-good job my computer desk is not far from thee radiator lol.I have two cards to post again today, the first one is for Artistic Inspirations,the new challenge is ATG/Triangles-now I knew the challenge is triangles BUT once I chose my paper,coloured the image all intentions went out of the window only to return as I uploaded my card to the DT OMG senior moment there!!!The sponsor is Fitztown
and I used the image Cameo 14,coloured with promarkers,the B.paper is new from Docrafts,cardstock from Papermill Direct,liquid pearls/pearls,die-cut and ribbon from stash.
challenges-
digi choosday-January birthday
the paper shelter-punches and/or dies
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafters cafe blog-kiss
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
MAWTT-die cuts and/or punches
fussy and fancy-swirls and pearls
creative fingers-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
digi stamps 4 joy-Bingo,die/free/fave thing(ribbon/pearls/promarkers)
just inspirational-bling and a bow
Fitztown-ATG/use P paper----------------DT FAVOURITE
cute Daisy may-ATG
crafty boots-butterflies
not just cards-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and hope you will check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Winnie the Pooh day

Morning everyone and hope you are all well,this is my second card today.The new challenge today at 613 Avenue Create is Winnie the Pooh Day using a Winnie the Pooh quote or an ATG option.Sponsors this challenge are Sami Stamps and Fitztown whose image I used Fae 8 coloured with promarkers,the corner die is a Tattered Lace craft mag freebie,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Bpaper/Docrafts,pearls from stash.
challenges-
incy wincy-colour challenge-------------------TOP 3
ooh-la-la-words to inspire
not just cards-ATG----------------------TOP 5
papertake weekly-it's all new(papers/die-cut/digi)
crafty sentiments-girly
TTCRD-ATG
inky chicks-ATG
creative colors-color challenge-----------TOP 3
sisterhood of crafters-ATG/new craft supply(paper/digi/corner die)
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
Natalie and Amy-all things new(paper/corner die/digi/sentiment)
country view-use something new(paper/corner die/digi/sentiment)
Fitztown-ATG/twist,use P.paper/digi image
cute Daisy May-ATG
OSAAT-ATG/something new/corner die/paper/digi/quote
Hope you find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
See you tomorrow
Carol x x

Happy Birthday

Just squeezing another card in this is my first of two cards today lol-this card was made for my daughter to give to my BIL-luckily he saw the funny side lol.I used a Bugaboo Gus image and sentiment coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers,tag and corner dies from stash,twine was recycled.

We have a new challenge at the newly started up A-Step-In-The-Darkness come and join us
challenges-
inky chicks-ATG
digi choosday-January birthday
Fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG/recycle/twine-------TOP 3
Simon says-it's a guy thing
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
cute card Thursday-just for laughs
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-masculine
cards galore-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG

Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
see you tomorrow
Carol x x

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Umbrella Splash

Morning everyone from a freezing Hull-hope your all keeping warm and not too much snow.We have a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun which is "Movie Inspiration"-I used a Doris Day film "Storm Warning" and used the image "Umbrella Splash" from Sami Stamps,I paper pieced the image with a scrap from stash,glossy accents on puddle,sentiment,ribbon and liquid pearls from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct and B.paper Parisienne Blue from Docrafts Papermania.The puffy clouds die set I have just won from "Your next Stamp".We are also sponsored by Ike's Art,Sassy Studio.I uploaded pic and realised I hadn't coloured her legs and arm oops.
challenges-
OSAAT-ATG with something new(die-cuts)
crafty boots-in with the new/dies/out with the old/everything else
love to scrap-initial challenge-s/S,sentiment/C,clouds/B,blue,bow/L,liquid pearls
not just cards-ATG
crafty sentiments-girly
stamp with Sarah Kay-water
crafty creations-brrr blues
sisterhood of crafters-ATG/new craft supply-cloud dies
inky impressions-monochrome
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
sister act-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and do hope you can join us
Carol xx

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A Step in the Darkness is back

Today A Step in the Darkness makes a return and I am delighted to say I am on the DT.I am trying even though my cards still have a "cute" edge to them lol.The sponsor is Rick St.Dennis -I love his images. I chose "Hexology" coloured with promarkers,papers are oddments from stash and I distressed and silver embossed the edges,cardstock from Papermill Direct,TH die-cut.
challenges-
crafting by design-ATG
Buckwells challenge-ATG
chocolate,coffee,cards-no circles
creative fingers-ATG
scribble and scrap-ATG
not just cards-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated,hope you will support our challenges
and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Saturday, 10 January 2015

New Baby Card

I made this new baby card for my SILs new great grandson.I made a criss cross card,and a pre-coloured topper from Hobby house.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,and everything else from stash,which was my New Years resolution-to use up my existing hoard err stash before buying more.I bought a bag of the platic safety pins sold as shower favours but have never used before.
The two inserts--

challenges-
paper creator-ATG
crafty boots-out with the old/in with the new/plastic safety pins-never used before---WINNER
not just cards-ATG
love to scrap-initial challenge/T,topper/S,safety pins/C,criss cross card/B,blue/bow/L,letters---DT FAVE-THANK YOU ANN
papertake weekly-ATG
crafty sentiments-new beginnings
creative card crew-For a child
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-fav embellishment/ribbon/die-cuts
stamp with sarah Kay-ribbon
creative inspirations-finished with a bow
Simon says-something new/Baby
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/new beginnings-----------------TOP 3
crafting by designs-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG/twist new beginnings
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-use the word new
as you like it-fave card fold and why/I love the criss cross card shape because you can still decorate the front and use images or verses as insert and looks just that bit more special than a normal square card
cute card Thursday- what's new/Baby/pins
crafty catz-polka dots
crafts 4 eternity-blue tones
allsorts-new and cute---------------------TOP 5
whoopsi daisy-ATG
crafty calendar-what's new/Baby
Thank you for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave or have left over the past year-they are much appreciated
Carol xx


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Another Sewing card

I made another sewing card using all Craftwork card papers and elements,scissor charm,twine,tape measure,buttons and pins from stash.I wrapped muslin and ribbon round dressmaker dummies.My grandaughters Ellie-7 and Holly-5 decorated a canvas each using their Dads old/out of date tattoo inks-plus a few splatters on kitchen units lol.
Girls canvases-
challenges-
catch the bug-ATG
totally gorjuss-ATG
addicted to stamps-use a tag(left hand bottom corner)
scribble and scrap-ATG
paper creator-ATG
incy wincy-use a number
card mania-ATG
love to scrap-initial challenge/T,tape measure/S,scissors/C,charm/B,buttons
not just cards-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
clear it out-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-favourite embellishment/buttons/twine
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
whoopsi Daisy-ATG
crazy challenge-buttons
crafty boots-out with/in with new/new canvases/old,out of date tattoo inks
Thank you for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 5 January 2015

Welcome Return of Challenge

Morning everyone and today sees our first challenge at the welcome return of challenge blog "Crafting From the Heart" we do hope you will return and support us again.The challenge is always ATG so no excuse really lol.Our sponsor is Scribble and scrap who doesn't supply images so I have used one of my own from Meljens Designs-"Sewing Machine" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct and everything else-papers/thread/buttons and pins are from stash.
challenges-
papertake weekly-girly
TTCRD-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
Bunny Zoes-buttons
the crafting cafe-lots of layers
memas crafts-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
Buckwells challenge-ATG
Meljens Designs-ATG
MFP Stampshop-make a patchwork background---------WINNER
creative craft cottage-dig/embellish
crazy challenge-buttons
crafty boots-out with the old/in with the new(all papers and embellishments old/never used digi before)
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated and thank you to all who have left comments on my blog over the last year
Carol x x

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Butterflies Galore+matching envelope

Morning everyone and hope you are all well-I would like to welcome my new followers and thank everyone who has left comments on my blog over the past year they are much appreciated.We have a new challenge starting at 613 Avenue Create,which is "Decorate a Matching Envelope)and our sponsors are-Di's Digi Designs,Scrappers Delight and Lacy Sunshine-whose image I used-
"Willow's Butterfly Friend" coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents and glamour dust/B.paper is Tattered Lace craft mag freebie/cardstock-Papermill Direct/butterfly die-cut and vellum Butterflys from stash.
challenges-
card mania-ATG
Eureka stamps-something old/butterflies-something new/papers
not just cards-ATG
papertake weekly-girly
TTCRD-ATG
Simon says-ATG
whimsy inspires-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
Hope you can join us now the hectic days of Christmas and New year are over
Carol x x

Saturday, 3 January 2015

New years resolutions???

Morning-are you all glad to be back to "normal" lol.Our first challenge of the year at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, is"New Years Resolution"-have you made any?Well after all the stress of the last 4-5 months mine it to have more "me-chill time"Unfortunately unlike the image we do not have a bath to chill in due to O/H bad health we have a wet room-definitely not the same lol.Sponsors are Liastampz,Meljens Designs,
The Stamping Boutique,Zuri Artsy,-I used Princess Jennifer Latte Bubble bath image from The Stamping Boutiqe.Coloured with promarkers/glamour dust and Liquid pearls on bubbles,pearls and ribbon from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct and B.paper is a Tattered Lace craft mag freebie.I thought the wavy dotty pattern echoed the edges of the image.
challenges-
Robyns Fetish-ATG
card mania-ATG
crazy challenge-ATG
not just cards-ATG
papertake weekly-fave/soo girlie
stamp with Sarah Kay-Ribbon
Simon says-ATG
divas by design-ATG
scrappers delight-ATG
whimsy inspires-ATG
creative craft cottage-digi/embellish
memas crafts-ATG
crafts galore-ATG
Buckwells challenge-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
sister act-ATG