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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Watercolours and painting

Morning everyone and hope you are all well,this is my second post today.Today the new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun is "Labour day Celebrations" so we want to see job related or office supplies.Sponsors this week are Aurora Wings,Digital Delights,Faery Ink,Scrappers Delights and Sentimental Susan whose image "Painting" I used coloured with promarkers,I cut out the image and propped up on 3-D sticky squares,the background splats are from Visible image,cardstock from Papermill Direct,paint colour strips are from Tim Holtz and the watercoloured flower is pic of an actual watercolour by my son Matthew and resized to fit on my card.
challenges-
top tip Tuesday-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
crafty creations-dig deep( TH papers at least 3yrs old)
I love promarkers-make your own B paper
inky impressions-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
delightful challenges-layer it
4 crafty chicks-something old/something new(TH papers/image/watercolour image)
Bunny Zoes- Summer colours
DL.ART-ATG
the sweetpea stampers-lots of layers
eclectic ellapu-ATG/option watercolours
brown sugar-ATG
creative corner-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated -hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
See you there
Carol x x


Mirror,Mirror and DT call

Morning everyone this is my first post today and my DT card for Crafting at the Weekend and we are also having a DT call.The challenge is as always ATG and our sponsors are Crafty Ribbons,All Dressed Up-whose image I used "Mirror Mirror",coloured with promarkers,ribbon/liquid pearls and dies from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct and B.paper Romantic Vintage from Marianne Designs.
challenges-
whoopsi Daisy-girly
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
lil red wagon-girl power
Simon says-ATG
Hobbybook designer-2 or more designer papers
inky impressions-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
creative corner-ATG
creative romance-a touch of kraft
DL.ART-ATG
let's craft and create-use ribbon or twine
eclectic ellapu-ATG
Hope you can join us don't forget you have a month and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx

New challenge Blog at Karleigh Sue

Karleigh Sue is a brand new monthly challenge blog with a talented Artist,and they are having a DT call.I have used her beautiful image "Sunday Afternoon" which you can buy from here.I coloured the image with promarkers and sat the image on a die cut frame which after I posted the pic thought it reminded me of the hanging chairs from the sixties-too late to make it look "hanging" lol,the beautiful watercolour look B.paper was a craft mag freebie,and i cut the butterfly out of the paper.
Karleigh Sue challenge blog
challenges-
whoopsi daisy-girly
eureka-CAS
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
Fairytale challenge-CAS
stamp with sarah kay-CAS
Simon says-ATG
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-dog days of Summer
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
creative corner-ATG
Bunny Zoes-Summer colours
eclectic ellapu-ATG
Thanks for dropping by and all comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tooth Fairy visited

First of all I would like to say welcome to my new followers,and nearly a week since I blogged,not a good week life and family wise,some bad news on the horizon I think.
On the plus side had a good girly day in town with my grandaughters (soo hoping it's not the last one.)Ellie(7) and Holly-Ann(5)we went shopping then for something to eat then jewellry shopping-at Primark -a bag each which Ellie left on the bus!I put my foot down on Holly going in a nail bar to have her nails done!Ellie has just lost her third tooth and I made her a Paper pretties Tooth Fairy card and decorated the inside with a pocket and mini envelope to put her tooth in -and forgot to take a pic of inside!I coloured the image with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper/ribbon and dewdrops from stash,sentiment was computer generated.
challenges-
In the pink-Fairies and elves
QKR Stampede-monochrome
creative corner-girly
creative romance-fantasy
Pan pastel-pink,pink and more pink
whoopsi Daisy-girly
top tip Tuesday-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
inky chicks-Fairies
Tuesday throwdown-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
let's create-ribbon or twine
word art Wednesday-ATG
Sorry if I have missed any of your posts these last few days going to start catch up now
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Doodle Flowers

Morning everyone from a very cold and wet Hull-we even had the heating on the last two nights-unheard of ask the family the heating does not go on until Winter-end of!!!We have a new ATG challenge at Crafty Girls and the sponsors are-Di's Digi Downloads and Dilly Beans whose image I used Doodle Flowers",coloured with promarkers,liquid pearls and dies from stash.I printed the image twice and decoupaged the flowers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Bonnets and Bowties paper from Nitwits.
Cupcake Inspiration photo
challenges-
cupcake inspiration-photo insp
corrosive challenges-"B" unique/butterfly/blooms/blue/birdcage/border
scribble and scrap-ATG
The shabby tea rooms-Summer dreams
paper nest dolls-ATG
papertake weekly-to die for
top tip Tuesday-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
crafters cafe blog-square cards only
inky impressions-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Natalie and Amy-die-cuts and flowers
Bunny Zoes-Summer colours
V's sweet ideas-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
Hope you are all well and can join us this week
Thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

New challenge blog


Just stopping by to share with you that a Brand New Challenge Blog-Anything Goes With a Twist
launches on 3rd October.

This will be a weekly Challenge with 2 DT teams.

The theme will be Always Anything Goes WITH A TWIST
and I am delighted to be chosen to be on the DT
Save the date lol

See you tomorrow
Carol x x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Emily Framed

Hi back with my second and last post today.There is a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart,an easy peasy ATG.the sponsors are Angie's Digi store and Dilly Beans and I used their image "Emily Framed",coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper-Daydream from Heidi Grace,paper raffia from stash and I used my new die Hydrangea 5 die set from Sizzix(I blame Teresa!)
challenges-
Bunny Zoe-Summer colours
DL.ART-ATG
V's sweet ideas-ATG
just inspirational-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
digi choosday-stitching
crafty creations-flower power
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
pink gem-stitching
corrosive challenges-"B" unique/blue/butterflies/blooms/big eye/blonde
pan pastel-bold and bright
scribble and scrap-ATG
come and check out the DT cards and blogs and join us in the challenge
Carol xx

Bonkers

Bonkers is the name of the great image I have used from Angie's Digi Stamps as soon as I saw this image I wanted to use it lol.The challenge is "Up,up and Away" this week at Artistic Inspirations.I coloured the Bonkers image with promarkers and added glossy accents,the B.paper is K&C,I cut the take off and rocket out of B.paper,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
crafty sentiments-ATG
digi choosday-stitching
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
paper pretties-boys cards
I love promarkers-ATG
hobbybook designer-all about the kids
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG/animals
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-CAS
Left of center-inspired by song/Fly me to the Moon
brown sugar-ATG
creative romance-fantasy
pink gem-stitching
scribble and scrap-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
scribbles designs-animal planet
crafting by designs-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
Hope you find the time to join us this week
Back in half an hour with second post
Carol xx

Sunday, 17 August 2014

ATG at 613 Avenue Create

First of all welcome to my new follower -Pamellia-check out her fantastic BLOG.My DT card today is for the ATG challenge at 613 Avenue Create.Our sponsors are DR Digis-and Aurora Wings whose image i used-"La Sylphide" coloured with promarkers and added gold glamour dust,cardstock-Papermill Direct,paper and lace from stash and I made a magic card shape today.
challenges-
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Patties creations-monochromatic
chocolate/coffee cards-fairies
memas crafts-ATG
crafts galore-ATG
crafty calendar-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
crafty cardmakers-fancy folds
Hope you can join us this week and check out the DT cards and blogs
See you tomorrow
Carol xx

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Last Days of Summer

Morning and hope you are all well,our new challenge at Open minded Crafting Fun is "Last days of Summer".Our sponsors are
Flat Friends,Boutique,Milkcoffee,The Paper Shelter and KennyK whose image "Inner Tube girl" I used,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Memory Box border die and oddments of paper from stash.
challenges-
Robyns fetish-ATG
lacy sunshine-Summer
Fitztown-just for kids
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
handmade harbour-Summer fun
Simon says-Summer
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting by designs-polka dots
polka doodle-fun in the sun
crafty bloggers-Summer fun
DL.ART-ATG
crafting by design-ATG
Hope you can find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
see you tomorrow
Carol xx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Decorated pen holder

Hope you are all well today-my project today was a request from my DIL Diane as she has just moved into a new office and needed a new pen/pencil and oddments holder lol.It was a short notice request so I actually bought a blank holder and after using black acrylic paint on the edges and inside,decorated it using Papermania Parisienne Blue papers,TH flower die,lace,ribbon,buttons and pearls from stash.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
just inspirational-pearls and lace
crafty creations-flower power
Pennys challenges-ATG
sisterhood of crafters-favourite colours-blue and white
crafters cafe blog-anything but a card
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-fav 2 embellishments and why(ribbon/buttons-because of the choice of size and colours they can be used on any card for any occasion)
memas crafts-ATG
ladybug crafts-favourite colours/blue&white
crafts galore-ATG
crafty calendar-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
sisters of craft-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG-----------------SPOTLIGHTED BY DT
eclectic ellapu-ATG
Thanks for calling and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Mini Tornado in Hull !

Morning everyone and welcome to my new follower ZOE,thank you hope you like what you see and stay.On Sunday we had a mini tornado in Hull amd we were in it's path.It was dead calm with not a breath then without warning with a sound like a steam train the wind came whirling everything round,slamming windows shut at one side and blowing them open at the other,loads of tile off and tall ariels down the street,the garden was flattened,but luckily that was all for us.We must have got the edge because close to us there was trees uprooted and someones trampoline went over the roof and landed in the road,the poor cats were terrified and as we were looking after the grandaughters for the day Ellie was crying but Holly was looking out the window-saying that is terrible,listen for the sirens bet there's loads of people dead! she is such a cheerful child-we even made the Sky and BBC news,if that was the edge of one I would not like to be in a full blown one!
My card today is another criss cross card,a wedding one,papers are Harmony from 7 Gypsies and Classic Elegance from Melissa Frances,wooden heart,ribbon and die-cut flower from stash.Yesterday I never stopped but seemed to get nowhere so will catch up with all your blogs today.
and inside--
challenges-
clear it out- favourites of 2014
oldie but a goodie-black and white + 1 other/cream------TOP 3
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafters cafe-lots of layers
inky impressions-shaped card
crafting by designs-vintage/shabby chic
word art Wednesday-ATG
C.R.A.F.T.-congratulations/well done-------TOP 3
crafts 4 eternity-ATG
Robyns Fetish-ATG
sentimental Sunday-decorate card inside and out
dream valley-wedding
crazy challenge-love and marriage
crafty sentiments-ATG
Fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
memas crafts-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
let's craft and create-ribbon or twine
country view-word play

Thanks for dropping by and comments are much appreciated
carol xx


Saturday, 9 August 2014

And More pink lol

While I remember -I am so sorry this is sooo late but I have a senior memory -sometimes well quite a lot of the time it doesn't work lol-but the winner of my comments on Artistic Inspirations 100th post,to make it fair I gave everyone a number and the winning number was RACHEL FISHER so if you send me your address Rachel will get crafty bits in the post.Right my card today is again pink-for a little girls Christening and I made a criss cross card.The apt image is Christening from Mos digital Pencil,coloured with promarkers and glamour dusted,papers are from Forever Friends-New Arrival,Memory Box Precious Hearts and Lovely Aster (which I had forgotten I had)dies.Ribbon and dewdrops from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
and inside--
challenges-
mos digital pencil-fave Mo make of 2014
papermakeup stamps-ATG
dream valley-fave colour combo-Pink/white
fitztown-ATG
lexis creations-congratulations/special occasion
crafty sentiments-add a sentiment
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
I love promarkers-fancy folds
hobbybook designer-all about the kids
the paper shelter-make it digital
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafters cafe-lots of layers
inky impressions-shaped cards
word art Wednesday-ATG
delightful challenges-ATG
C.R.A.F.T-congratulations/well done
in the pink-ATG with pink
crafts4eternity-ATG
crafting musketeers-1/2/3-1,image,2,papers-3,dies
DL.ART-ATG
let's craft and create-ribbon or twine
crafting by design-ATG
Hope you are all well and thanks for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Pretty in Pink

My card today was requested for a friend who has just had twin girls soo pretty in pink.I used a LOTV stamp I have had for a long time,papers/dies/ribbon/liquid pearls/buttons/brads from stash cardstock from Papermill Direct.Keeping it short and sweet as almost threw laptop out of the window trying to blog this post!!!

challenges-
chocolate/coffee cards-polka dots(B.paper)
allsorts-favourite things/buttons/dies/liquid pearls/ribbon
sweet stampin-bingo/ribbon/buttons/spots
Robyns fetish-square or rectangle
fashionable stamping-childs play
scribble and scrap-ATG
paper makeup stamps-ATG
dream valley-fave colour combo-pink/white
fitztown-ATG
Whoopsi daisy-B-items/bow/banners/buttons/brads
lexis creations-congratulations/special occasion
eureka stamps-add a button------------------------------TOP 5
papernest dolls-brads/eyelets
crafty sentiments-add a sentiment
passion for promarkers-button it
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
hobbybook designer-all about kids
Fab'n' funky-inspired by a movie/Twins
crafters cafe-lots of layers
word art Wednesday-ATG
Trimmies craft-congratulations------------WINNER
in the pink-ATG in pink
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol xx

Monday, 4 August 2014

Memento Mori

Morning and this is my second post today-my DT card for Crafting from the Heart and the challenge is always ATG,our sponsors are A Day for Daisies, and Aurora Wings and I chose the image Memento Mori I love this image,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper-Papermania Madame Payraud's-brilliant papers.
challenges-
digi choosday-lots of layers
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
die cuttin divas-ATG
Simon says-ATG
divas by design-ATG
a step in the dark-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafters cafe blog-ATG
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
4 crafty chicks-ATG
Robyns Fetish-square or rectangle
scribble and scrap-ATG
Natalie and AMy-diecuts and flowers
crafts galore-ATG
crafty calendar-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
just inspirational-ATG
eclectic ellapu-ATG-------------------RUNNER UP
crafty boots-flowers
Fitztown-ATG
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs and your comments are much appreciated
Carol xx

Back to school

Another new week and this is my first post of two today.The new challenge at Artistic Inspirations is ATG/Getting Ready for school-are you ready for the little darlings to go back to school yet lol.it seems as though they just break up an all the shops have "Going back to school" uniforms !!!Our sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps and I used the image "Best Friends" two little friends going to school,coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper-K&Co and Marianne Createable dies.
challenges-
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
diecuttin divas-ATG
divas by design-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafters cafe blog-use a digi
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-vintage
Robyns Fetish-square or rectangle
scribble and scrap-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
Fitztown-ATG
okay see you later and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Carol xx

Sunday, 3 August 2014

For a Friend

Morning everyone and hope you are all well,we had quite a bit of welcome rain yesterday but still very close and heavy.There is a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create,and as as it's Friendship Day our challenge is create something for a friend.The sponsors are Lacy Sunshine,and Digital delights,whose image I used "Thank You Flowerpot" coloured with promarkers and black glitter in centre of the sunflowers,B.paper and tag are Vintage blooms by Jennifer Ellory,sml bow from stash and die-cut was aTattered Lace freebie with the magazine.
challenges-
craft your passion-flower power
crafty sentiments-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
deep ocean-Summer colours
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Brown Sugar-colour inspiration
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated
Hope you can join us this weeek and check out the DT cards and blogs
See you tomorrow
Carol xx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Picnic Weather?

Morning everyone can you believe it's August already Winter and Christmas is coming waaay too fast for me!We have a new challenge for you at Open-Minded Crafting Fun which is "Summer food"-think BBQ/picnic/lemonade/icecream.We have four sponsors-Digistamps4Joy-Oak pond creations-Scrappers delight and Whoopsi Designs whose picnic image I used off Sheet 152-coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,ribbon,papers,dies,gems and Cosmic Shimmer liquid pearls from stash.
cupcake insp pic
challenges-
cupcake inspirations-ribbons
pan pastel-summer fun
dream valley-fave colour combo(pink/green)
whoopsi daisy-2 or more dies-------------------------Top 3
digi sketch-pastel
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-lots of layers
fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
handmade harbour-Summer fun
I love promarkers-ribbons
inky impressions-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
DL.ART-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG

Hope you come and join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
See you tomorrow
Carol x x