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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

More Botanicals

This is my last post for today and have quite enjoyed playing with these toppers and papers.I decided to make a wall hanging which even my hubby loved and is trying to find a place to hand it,and usually I show him my cards and i get a mmm yes!!!I cut the die shape from cardstock and edged with distress inks,and the Botanical papers and used the toppers on 3-D foam adding dewdrops and ribbon from stash.
challenges-
paper pretties-ribbon
handmade harbour-ribbon
lil red wagon-anything but a card
Pennys challenges-lots of layers
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty ribbons-ATG
4crafty chicks-things with wings
totally papercrafts-Spring
marks finest-anything but a card
cupcake inspirations-birds
kaboodle doodle-use ribbon
Eureka stamps-add a butterfly
love to create-ATG
scribbles designs-frame it
crafting by designs-ATG
memas crafts-who/what makes your heart smile(nature)
crafting musketeers-butterflies
DL.ART-ATG

Thanks for dropping by and off to catch up with your blogs
Carol xx

New Botanical collection

This is my second post and trying to do them quickly to catch a couple of challenges -last minute as usual!!!Been playing with my new Botanical collection from craftworks cards.I don't usually buy topper sets but I loved these and the papers,just added glamour dust and glossy accents.
challenges-
stamp with sarah kay-lots of flowers
word art Wednesday-ATG
totally papercrafts-Spring
card makin mamas-stack it up
sister act-ATG
a creative romance-use a sentiment
catch the bug-colour challenge
cupcake inspirations-Birds
Fairies challenge-celebrate
incy wincy-birthday
card mania-use a sentiment
love to create-ATG
crafty cardmakers-birds/bird related

thanks for dropping by much appreciated
Carol xx

White Anniversary card

Hi I can't believe we have had two beautiful sunny Spring like days the primroses,snowdrops and minature Iris are in flower and washing blowing on the line.My first card today was a commissioned anniversary card.Damask cardstock,heart and flower dies,pearls from stash and I white heat embossed the two die-cut words.
challenges-
stamp with sarah kay-lots of flowers
Simon says-wedding/anniversary
paper shelter-dies /punches
digistamps4joy-dies or punches
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
Bunny Zoe-hearts/love
whimsy inspires-love is in the air
crafty calendar-love is all around
DL.ART-ATG
paper-crafting journey-love is in the air
aud sentiments-tic/tac/toe//monochrome/2word sentiment/texture
polka doodle-love/romance
Fairies challenge-celebrate
card mania-use a sentiment
whoopsi daisy-monochromatic
love to create -ATG

Thanks for calling today and hope you are all well
carol xx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

New Monthly Challenge Blog

I would like to say welcome to my new follower Lucy check out her fantastic blog here.There is a new monthly blog challenge sarting on the 26th April.Crafting At The Weekend the challenges run monthly starting the last Saturday of the month,you can make anything you like card,scrapbook pages,altered items -anything you like an you can use whatever you have in your stash,and we have sponsors every month to.My card today was commissioned for a little girls 7th Birthday who loves Tinkerbell but not sure whether she likes pink or purple so went with both lol.The Tinkerbell was a free image from colouring pages/coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,the pages are Secret garden from graphic 45,dies and dewdrops from stash,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct.Just trying to put a watermark on my card so see if it works!
challenges-
crafty cardmakers-come fly with me
whoopsi daisy-2 or more die-cuts
craft your passion-girly girl
love to create-sparkle and bling
papertake weekly-lovely layers
TTCRD-ATG
promarker challenge-shaped card
Tuesday throwdown-winged fairytales
crafty creations-keep it simple
Pennys challenges-lots of layers
digistampe4joy-dies or punches
word art WEdnesday-ATG
sister act-ATG
card makin mamas-stack it up
crafting by design-ATG
stamping sensations-wings/fantasy/fiction
Thanks for dropping by your time and comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Paper Piecing

Morning everyone,I had a day babysitting my little 8mths old grandson Jozef yesterday after an early phone call,Mum had to go into work and dad was ill in bed.So we had a great after-noon and he is just getting the hang of crawling.
There is a new challenge at CRAFTY GIRLS.The challenge is ATG/Paper piecing and the sponsors are Milk Coffee and Sassy Studio Designs whose gorgeous Image "Katniss Lady of Fire" I used ,coloured with promarkers,papers/Docrafts papermania capsule collection Parisienne Blue,coloured cardstock-Papermill Direct,pearls from stash.Now after I printed the image onto the patterned paper I realised this was not the ideal paper to print and try to cut out an image but didn't turn out too badly in the end and with all the pattern (think these papers are elegant and feminine)kept the rest pretty simple and love this layout from Sweet stampin.
challenges-
DL.ART-ATG
scribbles designs-frame it
crafting by designs-ATG
sister act-ATG
sweet stampin-sketch
quirky crafts-pile it high/layers/3-D
pan pastel-ATG
lacy sunshine -Lots of layers
ooh-la-la-fashionist-modern----------TOP 3
craft your passion-girly girl
papertake weekly-lovely layers
creative card crew-Kiss(keep it simple)
TTCRD-ATG
crafty creations-kiss(keep it simple)
Pennys challenge-lots of layers
word art Wednesday-ATG
Hope you can join us this week and check out the DT cards and blogs and thanks for calling today
Carol xx


Monday, 17 February 2014

Artistic Inspirations

Sorry Abbie I am soo late with this post have just come to schedule it for Thursday for some reason!!!Then when I checked details realised it was today oops- so here it is now -better late than never I suppose.Our challenge at ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS is ATG/Masculine and the sponsor is "Dilly Beans" and I have used their image "Emily Framed" coloured with promarkers,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper was one sheet from stash no idea where from,card candy and brad button with rub-on sentiment from stash
challenges-
I love promarkers-plaid/checks/gingham
Pennys challenges-monochrome
word art WEdnesday-ATG
sweet stampin-sketch
allsorts-brads(sentiment brad)
open-minded crafting fun-monochrome
quirky crafts-pile it high/layers/3-D
scribble and scrap-ATG
lexis creations-monochromatic
crafting by design-ATG
DL.ART-ATG

Hope you can join us this week and thanks for dropping by today
Carol xx

ATG with Flowers

Morning everyone the new challenge at Crafting From The Heart is ATG with Flowers.We are sponsored by Meljens Designs and Aurora Wings whose beautiful image "Ballet Star Dancer" I have used coloured with promarkers,papers-Madame Payraud's from Docrafts Papermania,pearls/gems/flowers/lace/twine from stash,used a heart die -frantaged,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct and used my favourite uprightZ-fold shaped card.
challenges-
quirky crafts-pile it high/layers
craft your passion-girly girl
lexis creations-monochromatic
whoopsi daisy-2 or more die-cuts
papertake weekly-with a heart
top tip Tuesday-girly
TTCRD-ATG
Pennys challenges-monochrome
crafters cafe blog-must have hearts
digistamps4joy-hearts
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-clever cutting
4 crafty chicks-pearls
brown sugar-die-cut or punch(used both)
Di's digi designs-tic tac toe/digi/die-cuts/flowers
catch the bug-bingo/shaped card/emboss(frantage)/flower
open-minded crafting fun-monochrome-------------------DT CHOICE
lacy sunshine-lots of layers
scribble and scrap-ATG

Welcome to my new follower Mirella and congratulations to Pink Jools who won the candy from the blog hop-sorry it's been so long-I assigned everyone a number and Daughter chose a random number.So if you could let me know your details please.
Thanks for dropping by and hope you can join us this week
carol x


Sunday, 16 February 2014

National RAK Day

First of all welcome to my new follower Glenda. Tomorrow is National RAK Day(random act of kindness)and that is the new challenge at 613 Avenue Create and our sponsors are Fitztown Art by Miran and DR Digi whose image I used "Dunderton Decorator" coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,and the splats were clearstamps from Visible Image.
challenges-
scribble and scrap-ATG
CAS on Sunday-masculine card
cards galore encore-bling
open-minded crafting fun-monochrome
without words-working 9-5
DL.ART-ATG
crafty bloggers-all about boys
Paula Holifield-man up
crafty cardmakers-mans world
craft your passion-any challenge from the past year(cool colours-13/1/2014)
creative card crew-Kiss(keep it simple)
TTCRD-ATG
Pennys challenges-monochrome
word art Wednesday-ATG
sister act-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
Hope you are all keeping safe in this terrible weather and can join us this week
Thanks for dropping by today and see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Had a Play

I have just had two days off the computer after stressing over a card for about three days and realising this was supposed to be a fun hobby.Stress now gone and even managed a play "just because"I saw a link on docrafts how to make these and decided to have a go and how easy???A card in a box just uses an A4 piece of card and I used Graphic 45 papers and a couple of dies,I am pleased how it turned out for a first attempt but there are some great ones out there,will definitely have another go.Hope you are all keeping dry-still raining here but had a sunny day yesterday even got washing dry!OMG two cats tearing round the house like idiots after refusing to go out in the rain!!!I would also lie to say welcome to my new followers Anet-Anetscrafting and Mary H from Carolinacards
challenges-
clear it out challenge-valentine/love/flowers
oldie but a goodie-valentine(Graphic 45 papers/flowers)
ladybug crafts ink-the one I love
stamp with Sarah Kay-Valentine
paper pretties-valentine/love
Simon says-have a heart
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
delightful challenges-ATG
crafty little fairies-love
crafty catz-love is in the air
brown sugar-valentine
catch the bug-love
eclectic ellapu-from the heart
red carpet-love actually
kaboodle doodle-to my sweetheart------------------TOP 3
love to create-colour challenge/red and/or pink--SPONSOR PRIZE WINNER
Sorry for not getting round to all your blogs but had a little family trauma but will try and catch up this week
Thanks for dropping by
Carol xx

Friday, 7 February 2014

Love/Valentine

Morning everyone,today is the second of our monthly challenges at LEJ DESIGNS and the challenge is Love/Valentine well no surprise there seeing as it is February lol.I have used Lindsays image "Hot Air Cycle" as a change from all the girly hearts-well okay I was asked for a valentine card for someones O/H lol,image is coloured with promarkers and I chalked the background clouds,papers are "Engraver"rom Prima,You Make My Heart Soar sentiment computer generated,added liquid pearls and a wooden heart from Live and Love Crafts.
challenges-
sister act-ATG
creative romance-show us some love
addicted-to-stamps-hearts
corrosive challenges-feel the love
Robyns Fetish-valentine--------------TOP PICK
Fairies-love is in the air
Kaboodle doodle-Valentine
crazy challenge-love is in the air
ooh-la-la-use a heart
craft your passion-love is in the air
crafty sentiments-love is in the air
creative craft challenges 2-recipe/1,image/1sentiment/2papers/2 diff embell-wooden heart/liquid pearls
twisted Tuesday-look up in the sky
Simon says-have a heart
inky impressions-someone special
word art Wednesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
aud sentiments-loving inspiration
crafty little fairies-Love
Natalie and Amy-love is all around
little Blue button-love
crafting by design-ATG
Hope you can join us this month and look out for Lindsays freebies
Carol xx

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Computer up in Flames

Morning everyone,well yesterday after-noon with no warning except a cloud of black foul smelling smoke my computer tower went up in flames literally.Luckily Matthew (son) was here and ripped all the cables out,and by this time literally seconds there were flames coming out of the tower and halfway up the front,as he had to take it through the hallway it set the fire alarms off -took 10 mins to stop them-the cat took off for a couple of hours and Ellie and Holly who were here for their tea were sat crying!!!.I was shaking at the thought if Matthew hadn't beeen here we wouldn't have got it out before it turned serious,and good fortune we were actually in and not in bed!!!It is now sat in the yard a pitiful sight!On the plus side after it was all over Ellie was glad she had something to write in her daily diary at school!
My card today is for the new challenge at CRAFTY GIRLS and that challenge is "ATG/Love is in the Air"Our sponsors are Aurora Wings and A Day For Daisies whose image "I DO" I used coloured with promarkers,papers are 7 Gypsies-Harmony,lace,twine,dies,flower,hearts, brad and liquid pearls from stash.I heat embossed the heart with gold and doesn't look as bright as the photo,and made my favourite uprightZ-fold card.
challenges-
sweet pea stampers-Love
jellypark-lots of love
pink gem-all you need is love
Disdigidesigns-Love/valentine
allsorts-love is in the air
catch the bug-AATG
Pan pastel-ATG
addicted-to-stamps-hearts
corrosive challenge-feel the love
fairies-love is in the air
scribble and scrap-ATG
digi darla-personal style(love this style of card/dies)
crazy challenge-love is in the air
whoopsi daisy-love/valentine
lexis creations-Love/valentine
ooh-la-la-use a heart
craft your passion-love is in the air
papertake weekly-ATG/shaped card
paper pretties-love/valentine
handmade harbour-love
lil red wagon-love
Simon says-have a heart
fab'n'funky-brads------------------------------TOP 3
digistamps4joy-hearts
word art Wednesday-ATG
Natalie and Amy-love is all around
crafty calendar-love is all around
little red button-Love
scrapping every day miracles-love is in the air
my goodness there is certainly alot of lave all around lol
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave -hope you find the time to join us and see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Is it Valentine this Month lol ???

This is another Valentine card surprise,surprise.Now I have been asked for a Valentine card for some-ones husband and every one I make turn "girly" so Mr mojo must still be on a Winter break,he better get back soon!!!I used "Cascading Hearts"javascript:void(0); an image from Eureka Stamps coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents.B.paper and sentiments were mag freebies,ribbon and dewdrops from stash and added a couple of dies.
challenges-
stamp with sarah kay-Valentine
paper pretties-texture(glossy accents/ribbon/dies)
I love promarkers-love is in the air-----------------TOP 3
inky impressions-monochromatic
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiment-Valentine sentiment
C.R.A.F.T.-love/valentine
sweet pea stampers-Love
pink gem-all you need is love
jelly park-lots of love
crafty hands-shades of same colour
creative romance-show us some love
sweet stampin-love/valentine
Disdigidesigns-valentine/love
allsorts-love is in the air
addicted-to-stamps-hearts
corrosive challenge-feel the love
crafty sentiments-love is in the air
papertake weekly-ATG/shaped card
kaboodle doodle-valentine themed
craft your passion-love is in the air
lexis creations-love/valentine
crazy challenge-love is in the air
cutie pie-cutie valentine
Well so many Love/Valentine challenges and I missed some out!
Thanks for dropping by and see you soon
Carol xx

Monday, 3 February 2014

Warm Fuzzies

Hi again my second card today is for CRAFTING FROM THE HEART and the challenge is ATG/USE RED and the sponsors are Stampart by Kathryn and Dilly Beans whose image "Ophelias Heart" I chose,coloured with promarkers,added dies and dewdrops,papers are craft mag freebies,and the sentiment stamp was part of a prize I won from Inky Impressions.
challenges-
Natalie and Amy-love is all around---------------------TOP 3
feeling crafty-dies and/or punches
V's sweet ideas-red/white/pink?
creative craft challenges2-1.image/1sentiment/2papers/2embellishments(dies/dewdrops)
passion for promarkers-ATG
stamp with sarah kay-valentine
aud sentiments-loving inspiration
paper pretties-texture(dies/dewdrops)
I love promarkers-love is in the air
creative moments-ATG
inky impressions-monochromatic
crafting by designs-think warm thoughts
C.R.A.F.T-love/valentine
sweet pea stampers-love
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
crafty hands-shades of one colour
sweet stampin-love/valentine
pink gem-all you need is love
Disdigidesigns-love/valentine
allsorts-love is in the air
addicted-to-stamps-hearts
lacy sunshine-use a sentiment
OMG I think that's enough challenges lol
Thanks for calling and see you soon
Carol xx

Hearts and Bubble Gum

Morning everyone we we have had two days of sunshine and getting washing dry -how long will that continue?I went for Sunday dinner with Tasha and the girls yesterday(Matthew at work)then Holly-Ann read her school books to me even reading dinosaur with no help then got stuck on cold lol-Ellie showed me her sums test got 17 /20 but she is having problems again with Grace bullying her,Tasha had to go to school again last week.This is my first card of two for today.
Time for a new challenge at ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS and that is ATG/HEARTS with the sponsor being Sassy Studios and i chose "BubbleGum Sassy"coloured with promarkers and glossy accents added,B.paper was an odd sheet instash,feathers and ribbon from stash and added a couple of dies.
challenges-
passion for promarkers-ATG
stamp with Sarah kay-valentine
paper pretties-texture/feathers/glossy accents/ribbon/gems
handmade harbour-hearts and/or flowers
crafters cafe blog-ribbon and/or lace
digistamps4joy-use ribbon
inky impressions-monochromatic
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-love/Valentine
In the pink-dies/punches
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
polka doodle-ATG
brown sugar-feathers--------------------TOP 3
sister act-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
pile it on-ribbon
addicted-to-stamps-hearts
ribbon girls-hearts
eclectic ellapu-texture/glossy accents/feathers/ribbon/gems
scribble and scrap-ATG
feeling crafty-dies and/or punches
challenges4everybody-ATG
Lots of inspiration on the DT cards and blogs so come and join us
Thank you for calling by and any comments you wish to leave.
Carol xx

Sunday, 2 February 2014

2 Kitties

Hi again this is my second card for today for the new challenge at ONE STITCH AT A TIME and the challenge is an all time favourite "ATG" so no excuse not to join us.The image I was given is "2Kitties"by Barbara Jenson,colourd with promarkers,B.paper I was a scrap from stash,I false stitched round edges and added card candy and a die-cut cat.The prize is all the digis used in challenge 196 and a seperate prize for a non stitchy image winner.
challenges-
challenges4everybody-ATG
eureka stamps-ATG
passion for promarkers-ATG
word art WEdnesday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
crafty hands-shades of same colour
sister act-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave and se you tomorrow
Carol xx

Use felt

Well I can't believe it's February already and my snowdrops are almost open.This is my first post today for the new challenge at 613 AVENUE CREATE which is "Use Felt" which is easier than it sounds.Our sponsors are Scrappers Delight and Milk Coffee,because of a last minute mix up I used "Weeping Angel" a freebie image from Delicious Doodles,coloured with promarkers,B.paper is a scrap from stash,the fence is die-cut from felt,and the sympathy word was die-cut from white card and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
challenges-
challenges4everybody-ATG
card mania-Angels or Fairies
Eureka stamps-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
4crafty chicks-ATG
paper-crafting journey-emboss that (heat embossed word)
delicious doodles-die-cuts and/or punches
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
totally papercrafts-CAS
sister act-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
eclectic ellapu-texture/felt fence
lacy sunshine-use a sentiment
scribble and scrap-ATG
stamping sensations-wings/fantasy/fiction
feeling crafty-dies and/or punches

I hope you find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
thanks for dropping by and see you later
Carol xx