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Monday, 31 July 2017

CAS New Home

Morning and welcome to my new follower Mia-we have a new challenge starting today at Crafting From The Heart and we are sponsored by Oddball Art-I used the image "City of Love" coloured with promarkers-but I used the wide wedge end and just drew blocks of colour rather than colouring in -thought it suited the image and decided on CAS-what do you think?The dies are Tattered Lace and Sizzix,cardstock from Papermill Direct and sentiment computer generated in Dafont----have another DT card to post tomorrow but can't wait for the 2nd Aug to show you my first attempt at a junk journal(small things amuse small minds springs to mind lol)
challenges-
crafty sentiments-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
the paper shelter-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
creative moments-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
INTAAS-Dies
Thank you for dropping by -hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs-see you tomorrow
Carol x x

Friday, 28 July 2017

Alice the Artist

Due to having a funny turn yest I am late posting this for the new ATG challenge at Simply Papercrafts which is sponsored by Oddball Art and I chose the image "Alice the Artist" coloured with promarkers.I decorated a notebook cover with paper from stash,recycled trim from a chair cover,and the banner was made with Brushos-the canvas is paper pieced with a piece of mop-up paper.
challenges-
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-use 3 p.papers
Ikes world-ATG
the paper shelter-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
creative moments-ATG
Simon says-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
aud sentiments-no sentiment on front
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-anything but a card
creative fingers-ATG
scribbles designs-use your noodle to doodle
not just cards-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Faces Journal Page

Morning and we have a new "Just for Fun" challenge at Artistic Inspirations and I made another journal page,the background is Aztec metallic in silver although with not good light looks grey!!!splat of purple and white outlined with white pen selection of freebie and unamed stamps,strips of P.paper and offcut of border die,diy filler through a circle stencil coloured with mica powder and stamped on-price tag cut from TH paper and little patterned heart was from a Craftwork card set.
challenges-
creative inspiration-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
one crazy stamper-ATG
altered eclectics-ATG/mixed media
not just cards-ATG
happy little stamped-mixed media/texture
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Blog Hop with TLC

Create With TLC is haveing a blog hop and there is a freebie image at each blog stop--soooo what are you waiting for--come and join us.This is the pre-coloured image I was given to use and also give as a freebie-"Trio at the Beach/Vintage"just right click and save as-
I decided to make a journal page, the background was created with Brushos and stamps from Polka Doodle and a Crackle stamp-thinks it's Crafty Individuals-not sure and a white pen.I added strips of drywall tape,octopus charm/dewdrops from stash-the pink and green strips were made with the nail varnish marbling technique.I distressed the edges of image and added DI to torn edges and covered the image in clear embossing powder,slightly crumpled it and wiped over with more distress ink,the sentiment was also a TLC freebie.
Desire
Edwina
Faith
Hetty
Ileana
Lisa D
Lisa Lynn
Lynne
Rhonda
Carol -----You are here
Shelly
Vicky
Wendy
Tlc
challenges-
a bit more time to craft- ATG
crafty sentiments-CAS/fussy and fancy------TOP 3
Ikes world-ATG
let's craft and create-just beachy
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-holiday time
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspiration-ATG
creative craft cottage-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
delicious doodles-beside the sea--------------------WINNER
creative artiste-anything mixed media
scribbles designs-use your noodle to doodle
art journal journey-Summertime love
not just cards-ATG-------WINNER
happy little stampers-mixed media/texture
eclectic ellapu-seaside
love to create-creative/mixed media
Brown sugar-layers
Sorry about the long post but thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to hop-don't forget there are freebie images
Carol x x


Friday, 21 July 2017

Just a Note from Baroque

Morning first of all welcome to my new follower Faith,and today is the grandaughters last day of term and they will be coming to stay tonight.We have a new ATG challenge at Crafting With Friends,sponsored by Nikki Burnette and I used the beautiful image "Baroque" supplied with/without a frame-now I ended up printing this image three times as I kept messing up the frame so decided to use without-coloured with promarkers,matted onto black cardstock,one background was made with distress inks on craft mat-sprayed with water and smooshed through,added mica powder-then embossed with Ditsy Dots embossing folder,the green one was Tando inks dry brushed on,used the whole topper on a small notebook then heat embossed the just a note with silver embossing powder.
challenges-
creatalicious-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty sentiments-CAS or fussy and fancy
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-bright colours
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cutie pie-here come the girls
not just cards-ATG
Brown sugar-layers
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Summer in a Box

I have a box card to share today which came about because after been forced to craft on the bed and getting purple spray on quilt cover and throw(don't believe them when they say washable!!!)I decided to clear my desk-----got as far as sorting some craft mag freebie papers and digital images and thought ooh they would make a good box card--my story anyway and desk is still the same!!!AS I said the images and papers were craft mag freebies and I just added glamour dust-I usually cut these cards by hand but I bought some from Craftwork Cards which are slightly larger.
challenges-
star stampz-Summer celebrations----WINNER
polka doodle-ATG
Patties creations-something sweet
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
paper craft happy-ATG with bling
creatalicious-ATG/Summer
a bit more time to craft-ATG
CAGI-2or more D.papers
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
try it on Tuesday-let it shine
crafty calendar-ATG
Do-A(L)lkreatives-cool/wet
creative ladybirds-ATG--------------DT Favourite
scrappers delights-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG
eclectic ellapu-Summer colours
pile it on-primary colours
not just cards-ATG
crafty girls creations-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 17 July 2017

Ted and His Shed(man cave lol )

Morning and hope you are all well-we have a new ATG challenge at Crafting From The Heart today and we are sponsored by
Doctor Digi-I used the image Ted and His Shed coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents.Cardstock from papermill Direct embossed with Crafters Companion EF,B.paper from stash/stamped sentiments from Docrafts Wellington collection,cloud die from "Your Next Die"the clouds,main image and seed packets (which were resized) were put on 3D foam pads for height.
challenges-
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
the male room-texture
creative inspirations-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
crafty calendar-ATG
a perfect time to craft open challenge-ATG
classic design team-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG
scrappers delights-ATG
not just cards-ATG
mix it up-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
incy wincy-one paper layer only
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and do hope you can join us
Carol x x

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Tulips and Toadstools and Splatters Galore-Sounds Like A Song lol

Morning and this is the last of four DT posts today phew!!!I made an ATC set for the ATG halfway reminder post at Love To Craft.The background was made with distress inks on craft mat-sprayed with water and smooshed card through,the edges are Crafters Companion stamps,Chocolate Baroque Bee,the toadstools were a craft fair freebie and no idea where the tulip stamp was from-no name-I stamped the image with distress inks then coloured with same and finished with a few splatters.
challenges-
corrosive challenge-ATG
Tuesday Throwdown-one layer
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-Summertime
creative inspiration-ATG
creative artiste-Mixed media
crafts galore encore-ATG
stamping sensations-anything with flowers
a perfect time to craft-ATG
one crazy stamper-ATG
not just cards-ATG
mix it up-ATG/distressing
creative fingers-ATG
that's crafty-ATG
crafty friends-floral
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can find the time to join us
Carol x x

A Posh Puppy

Morning and this is my third of four DT posts today-my card is for the midway reminder of the ATG challenge at Love to Scrap and I have used an image from Sheepski Designs-"Posh Puppy" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,die-cut frame from Spellbinders,buttons from stash and little hearts are die-cut waste,the three apertures were snowflakes cut for another project and I used the piece of card -waste not,want not lol We also have Little Blue Button and Limited Runs sponsoring too.
challenges-
incy wincy-friends forever
Lemon shortbread-ATG
Ikes world-ATG/Relax
creative moments-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspiration-ATG
crafting by designs-Summertime
Sheepski designs-square cards
cutie pie-here come the girls
a snowflakes promise-ATG
paper craft happy-ATG with a girl
Morgans artworld-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all you comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Red,White and Blue Dragon ???

Morning and I this is the second of four DT posts today-we have a "National Flag Colours" challenge at Crafty Girlz and our British flag colours are red/white/blue.I used a Dragon image I have had a couple of years and not sure of origin sorry-coloured with promarkers,banner die from Lil'inker designs and B.paper a Tattered Lace craft mag freebie,the little Dragon was a craft show freebie had that a few years too lol.
challenges-
corrosive challenges-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD_ATG
creative moments-ATG
crafty gals corner-do it for the dudes
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
crafty calendar-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
2 crafty critter crazies-feature a critter
classic design team-open
scrappers delights-ATG
country view-things with wings---------------TOP 3
pink gem-animals
QKR stampede-ATG
let's craft and create-red/white/blue
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow!!!

Morning and I have 4 DT posts today would you believe-the first one is for ATG challenge at CCC Digi Creations sponsored by Dr Digis,and I used the the image "Snow Fun" coloured with promarkers,added soft snow,glamour dust and I chalked the sky.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,dies from Tattered Lace,Sue Wilson and Memory Box,B.papers from stash.
challenges-
INTAASPammies inky pinkies-elements of nature
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
inky chicks-Christmas
deep ocean-Christmas
creative moments-Christmas
the paper shelter-punches and/or dies
crafty gals corner-for the dudes
I love promarkers-ATG
word art WEdnesday-ATG
the male room-texture
creative inspirations-ATG
aud sentiments-Christmas
whoopsi Daisy-Christmas
Do-allkreatives-cool and wet--snow?
2 crafty critter crazies-feature a critter
Fabrika fantasy-Christmas
Unicorn challenge-Christmas
Happy little stampers/Dies-Christmas
Di's digi designs-Christmas
sweet stampin-Christmas
catch the bug-Christmas-make it sparkle
Thank you for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol x x

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Sprays/Eggshells/Dragons and Bees

Hi and would like to welcome my new follower Maryanne-check out her Digi images at Createful Heart Digis.My project today started as waste packing from grandaughters new game and I decided to use it as a stencil to spray through on a journal page but liked the result and found my Woodware circle punch was just the right size to fit into the holes-lightbulb moment lol.I used Decoart sprays,Decoart black acrylic on bubble wrap,I matted onto black card,I stamped onto all the punched circles using Chocolate Baroque Bee,stamps from Crafters Companion/Crafty Individuals and Polka Doodle-the silver embossed Dragon was a craft show freebie and the top centre is crushed eggshell glued down and covered with Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish.
challenges-
allsorts-magical and mythical/the little dragons?
pink gem-animals(Dragons/Bee/Butterfly)
corrosive challenge-ATG
love to create-creative/mixed media-------WINNER
INTAAS-elements of Nature
CAGI-make your own background
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
creative moments-ATG
the paper shelter-punches and/or dies
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
making memories-anything but square
Dragonfly dreams-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
one crazy stamper-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-feature a critter
country view-things with wings/Dragons/Bee/Butterfly
the crafty addicts-ATG
not just cards-ATG
mix it up-ATG
more mixed media-ATG
Happy little stampers-mixed media/texture
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 10 July 2017

Edgy Undercut on Textured Tando

Morning and we have a new challenge at Create and Inspire and we are sponsore by KJ Artling-I chose the beautiful image Edgy Undercut coloured with promarkers and glossy accents on eys and lips.I used a mixed media board from Tando and kept it simple to showcase the image,I used DIY household filler through two Tando stencils then a coat of gesso and weathered wood,sponged on a couple of distress inks -which I then practically covered up!!!and Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish round the edges I used silicone glue under the image for depth.
challenges-
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-going digital/image
crafty gals corner-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
paper craft happy-ATG with a girl
creative fingers-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
that's crafty-ATG
emerald city-ATG
love to create-creative/mixed media
INTAAS-elements of nature
CAGI-make own background
making memories-anything but square
creative artiste-anything mixed media
altered eclectics-ATG/mixed media
not just cards-ATG
happy little stampers-July mixed media-texture
the crafty addicts-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us in our challenge-hopefully more time tonight to catch up with you all
Carol x x

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Anniversary and Not an Image in Sight!

Morning and I have a commissioned anniversary card to show today-I decided against using an image and going with die-cuts,the B.papers are from Craftwork Cards and 7Dots Studio,hearts die-cuts from The Works,butterfly die was a craft mag freebie-I cut four times base in corrugated cardboard and three in papers used,twine/liquid pearls/gems from stash,handmade flowers using Joy die and I made the frame with clay and mould covered in gesso,I inked all edges with distress inks and computer generated sentiment in Dafont-I cut the hearts twice then swapped the inner hearts-finished with a dusting of distress glitter.
challenges-
ooh-la-la-anniversary
crafty sentiments-ATG
deep ocean-lots of layers
Ikes world-ATG-----------------TOP 3
crafty creations-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
MAWTT-Anniversary/wedding/engagement----TOP 3
Brown sugar-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
that's crafty-ATG
emerald city-ATG
making memories-ATG
creates and makes-ATG/sentiment
crafting with an attitude-ATG
mix it up-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG
Thank you for calling and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Craft Rocket Meets Butterfly Bella

Morning and hope you are all well!Today I am Guest Designer at Craft Rocket thank you for having me ladies-I have made a birthday card with "Butterfly Bella" image from Digistamps4Joy-coloured with promarkers and doodled round the edges.
Cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers/ribbon and flowers from stash,stamped sentiment was from a craft mag freebie set framed with a Spellbinders label die and doodled round the edges.
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my floating cup post-very much appreciated
QKR stampede-ATG
Di's digis-layer it up
papercraft happy-ATG with a girl
petalLu-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
catch the bugs-ATG
pink gem-Summer colours
MMM-Summer brights
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
passion for promarkers-ATG
deep ocean-lots of layers
Ikes world-ATG
I love promarkers-special occasion
word art Wednesday-ATG
digistamps4joy-ATG----Guest Designer Choice
craft-deebowz-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us and check out what projects the DT has made
Carol x x

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Floating Cup and Saucer

Morning and we have a new challenge starting at Daisy Chain which is "Floral" and this is a project I have been dying to try since last year when I actually bought four cups and saucers from the local charity shop for £2,then they got put in the cupboard and looked at now and again till finally I plucked up courage to have a go and did intend to take step by step pics-but that never happened!!!I shaped a teaspoon and attached it with a glue gun and left to dry overnight.The next morning was amazed it had actually held but kept toppling slightly so glued in a couple of large stones from the garden for stability and covered with green to hide,then just went mad with loads of flowers I have collected and never used and added abow from ribbon stash.Might even make again seeing as I have three more sets lol might just might even use handmade flowers next time-no holding of breath though lol.
challenges-
MAWTT-An English country garden--------TOP 3
as you like it -fave way to use ribbon/a bow-just adds a finishing touch
petalLu-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
pink gem-Summer colours
INTAAS-flowers
TTCRD-ATG
craft-dee bowz-ATG
altered eclectics-ATG
eclectic ellapu-Summer colours
not just cards-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and feel free to join us
Carol x x
If I have added any challenge by mistake that needs an image feel free to delete

Monday, 3 July 2017

More Monochrome-Someone Stop Me!!!

Morning and we have a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart and we are sponsored by Createful Heart Digis and I used Flowerpatch Butterfly.Now someone stop me as I am stuck in monochrome mode aaaahhhh!This came about because my papers didn't seem to compliment the image-sooo went black and white.Cardstock from Papermill Direct,embossing folders on the black card from Tattered Lace,Marianne,Creative Dies and craft mag freebie,promarkers and ribbon from stash.
challenges-
Simon says-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
as you like it-fave way to add ribbon/bows as they just add a finishing touch
cute card Thursday-ATG
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
brown sugar-ATG
QKR Stampede-ATG
Crafty catz-embossing/ATG
that's crafty-keep it simple
Di's digis-layer it up
crafting with Dragonflies-Dies and/or punches
catch the Bug-ATG
INTAAS-flowers
ribbon girls-Any image
sheepski designs-square cards
craft-deebowz-ATG+bow
monochrome magic-monochrome
a bit more time to craft-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
It was the Scarecrow festival in Hedon on Saturday and they had some challenges in the village Hall-Holly won first prize with her "make a monster/animal from fruit and veg-her grandad came up with the title
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated-hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Another Darling Bud

Morning and hope you are all well-we have a new ATG/Monochrome challenge at 613 Avenue Create and don't forget you now have a month to join us.I used a pre-coloured image-Snowdrop-The Darling Buds from Polka Doodles,a Spellbinders die and distress ink whilst still in the die,oddments of co-ordinating papers/ribbon and liquid pearls from stash,unfortunately I ran out of DST-can you imagine that!!! call myself a crafter lol-so half of my card is stuck down and half is in place awaiting tape-I also added distress ink to all edges.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
deep ocean-lots of layers
sunny day crafting-tic/tac/toe-ribbon/digi/die-----TOP PICK
crafty gals corner-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative inspiration-dots and/or stripes
MAWTT-an English country garden
cute card Thursday-ATG
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
Polka doodle-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
Di's digis-layer it up
pink gem-Summer colours
mix it up-ATG/distressing(ink)
sheepski-designs-square cards
monchrome magic-monochrome---TOP 3
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

The Darling Buds

Morning and another new month can you believe and a new "Monochrome"challenge at CCC Digi Creations-we have Lemon Shortbread,Delicious Doodles and Polka Doodles sponsoring.I used the beautiful image "Primrose-The Darling Buds" image coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,B.papers are Tattered Lace craft mag freebies,the flower die was also a craft mag freebie,fibres/pearls/dewdrops and ribbon from stash,cardstock from Pappermill Direct.
challenges-
ribbon girl-any image----------WINNER
crafting when we can-use any image
INTAAS-flowers
ooh-la-la-Summertime
MMM-Summer brights
incy wincy-sparkle/shine
TTCRD-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
deep ocean-lots of layers
Ikes world-ATG
sunny day crafting-tic/tac/toe(ribbon/digi/die-cut flowers)
lil red wagon-three of a kind/flowers
crafty gals corner-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-fave way to add ribbon/bows all the time-add a little feminine touch without going OTT
cute card Thursday-ATG
star stampz-bright sunshine/colour
C.R.A.F.T-add ribbon and sparkle
4 crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
making memories-bingo/floers/image/pearls
monochrome magic-monochrome
craft-deebowz-ATG
Polka doodle-ATG
Morgans artworld-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us and maybe check out the DT cards and blogs too
Carol x x