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Monday, 30 November 2015

Christmas Present

Morning and this is my second card today which is my DT card for the new Holiday Theme challenge at Get Creative and as our sponsor is Sammi Stamps I chose the image "Christmas morning Joy" coloured with promarkers,B.papers from Docrafts,stocking from The Works,hessian/silk ribbon and sentiment stamp from stash.
challenges-
passion for promarkers-Christmas
a snowflakes promise-Winter/Christmas
Lemon shortbread-ATG
Simon says-ATG
the paper shelter-A Christmas card
Pennys challenges-use something from stash/hessian/ribbon/stamp/papers
crafting by design-Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
star stampz-lots of layers
fussy and fancy-words
creative fingers-ATG
fab'n'funky-Christmas
Lacy Sunshine-Christmas
CAGI-ATG with a sentiment
whimsy inspires-ATG/holidays
creatalicious-merry Christmas
cutie pie-cute and Christmassy
craft rocket-Add a sentiment
Thank you for dropping by and will be round your blogs tonight and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

My favourite image this Christmas

Morning and what a wet very windy and cold weekend we have had still suppose it is December tomorrow and what a frightening thought.We have a new challenge at Artistic Inspirations this morning which is ATG/Christmas and I think I may have just found my favourite image for this Christmas -"Pine Cone and Needles" from Sparkle'n'Sprinkle who are our sponsors this week.The image is coloured with promarkers,B.papers from Kaisercraft and Dovecraft,liquid pears and seambinding from stash.
challenges-
papertake weekly-take your pick/bauble shape
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-Christmas
A snowflakes promise-Winter/Christmas
Lemon shortbread-ATG
Simon says-ATG
The paper shelter-A Christmas card
Pennys challenges-use something from craft stash/liquid pearls/ribbon/dies/papers
creative moments-ATG
crafting by designs-Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-ATG
crafting with dragonflies-Christmas with ribbon
star stampz-lots of layers
spellbinding stamps-add a digital element
Suzy Bee-ATG with a die-cut
Lacy Sunshine-Christmas
whimsy inspires-ATG/Holidays(Christmas)
creative ladybirds-ATG
CHNC -Christmas
Thank you for dropping by and will be back later with another DT card
Carol x x

Friday, 27 November 2015

Criss Cross Wedding

Morning and hope you are all well and warm-my card today was a commission for a wedding -I made a criss cross card cardstock from Papermill Direct,dies/seambinding/B.paper and pearls all from stash and handmade flowers with various dies.
challenges-
all sorts-at least 3 die-cuts
pile it on-fancy folds
crazy challenge-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
incy wincy-tic/tac/toe/pearls/free/use a die
TTCRD-ATG
Pennys challenges-use something from stash//everything
word are Wednesday-ATG---------------------------------TOP 3
crafty gals-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG with die-cuts
crafty Hazelnuts-ATG/P.paper
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 23 November 2015

Sweet Peas one of my favourite flowers

Morning,talk about freezing and did you have the snow on Friday? Holly-Ann is well enough to go back to school today so finger crossed she will be okay,finally some good news my eldest son Paul and his wife Diane are having another baby and after just having her 4month scan have found out it is another boy- a little brother for Jozef.
We have a new ATG challenge at Crafting From The Heart and our sponsors are Di's Digi Stamps and Beccys Place whose beautiful image I used-"Sweetpeas" coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,EF-Crafters Companion,B.papers Floral Frenzy from Craftwork Cards,Tattered Lace sweetpea flourish die,ribbon from Hobbycraft,dewdrops from stash and I made the flower with spare bits from different flower dies and it turned out quite well.
challenges-
Fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG with purple
lemon shortbread-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-embossing
inspiration destination-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
spellbinding stamps-include a digital element
allsorts-at least 3 die-cuts-----------------TOP 5
addicted to stamps-ATG
Ribbon girl-any image
crafts galore-use a stamp or digi
crafty Hazelnuts-ATG/P.paper
crafty friends-one for the girls
Do hope you can join us and thank you for your support and comments which are much appreciated
Carol x x

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Bound by a Spell

Morning everyone and hope you are all well and keeping warm-unlike us lol and first of all I would just like to say thenk you all for your comments they are much appreciated even though I have been slow getting back to you all-it's just one thing after another here and we have had little grandaughter Holly has been off all week and ended up in hospital all day Friday she is home now but have all been worried sick-so don't think I have been ignoring you and will get round you all fingers crossed in the next couple of days .
My journal page today is my DT project for 613 Avenue Create "Create Your own Challenge" and we are sponsored by Zuri Artsy Crafts,Di's Digi Stamps and ADFD whose image Bound By a Spell,coloured with promarkers.I made the background using Brusho's and stamped and stencilled through sequin waste with distress inks,stamped some small baby images and stamped and embossed some feet and hands,added some die-cut waste and die-cut safety pins,splattered with some gesso and edged the page with Twinkling H2o's,I also embossed the edges of image in silver and backed on to cardstock.
I used multi media/New Baby/red/black/pink/green/white/silver
challenges-
crazy challenge-pretty in pink
craft your passion-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
creative card crew-sprinkle/brusho's
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting by designs-times 3/safety pins
crafting for all seasons-embossing
inspiration destination-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG/sentiment
creative fingers-ATG
left of center-add a sentiment
Brown sugar-ATG
Pink gem-inspired by a Christmas song/A child is Born-Jonny Mathis
allsorts-at least three die-cuts-------WINNER
scrappers delights-ATG
Hope we see you there
Carol x x

Friday, 20 November 2015

You May Kiss The Bride

Morning and back with my second card today which is for the new ATG challenge at Simply Papercrafts For All Occassions sponsored by A Day For Daisies and I used the beautiful image "You May Kiss The Bride" which I have used a few times this year for Wedding card orders.Image is coloured with promarkers,embossing folder from Tattered Lace,B.paper-Harmony from 7 Gypsies,seam binding/liquid pearls/hearts die-Memory Box and heart on bow --all from stash.
challenges-
a bit more time to craft-ATG
corrosive challenges- add a sentiment
Robyns fetish-embossing
Ribbon girls-use any image
Lacy sunshine-tic/tac/toe-lots of layers/sentiment/P.paper
craft your passion-ATG
Eureka stamps-ATG------------------------------------TOP 5
love to scrap-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG/sentiment
Julia Spiri-add a sentiment
crafts galore-use a stamp or digi
The sisters of craft-ATG
eclectic ellapu-balloons/banners or bows
creative ladybirds-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

Creepy Cute

Morning everyone and I have two cards today, the first one is for the new ATG challenge at Crafting With Friends sponsored by
Creepy Cutie Stamps,and I used the "Monster Cake" image coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct,balloon die was craft mag freebie,metal squares/paper string from stash.
challenges-
a bit more time to craft-ATG
Eureka stamps-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
crafting by designs-3 of something(balloons/papers/layers on cake :) )
inspiration destination-ATG
cute card Thursday-light it up/candle
crafts and me inspiration-Autumn/fall colours
eclectic ellapu-balloons/banners or bows--------RUNNER UP
crafty Hazelnuts challenge-ATG/P.papers
Hope you will join us and check ou the DT cards and blogs
2nd DT card following-fingers crossed lol
Carol x x

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Skull and Roses Fat Page

Morning not a card today but a Fat Page-4" square if you are not familiar with them-for the new ATG challenge at Create And Inspire and our sponsors are Oddball Art and Rick St Dennis whose image I used
"Smilin Joe Skull With Roses",coloured with promarkers,cardstock from Papermill Direct onto cardboard square,recycled corrugated cardboard packing,black roses/lace trim/black tulle from stash.I used Distress stains Brushed Pewter and Tarnished Brass,then sprayed the whole thing with Bronze Mica Spray which was a bit of a mistake as it discoloured the skull and faded the roses slightly.The tiny playing cards tucked in are cut from a B.paper from the Wrinklies CD.
Holly-Anne (6yrs)made a card for her two teachers-just because she thinks they are brilliant -good enough reason for a card.
challenges-
Sassy Studio-colours of Autumn
creative fingers-ATG
Brown sugar-no patterned paper
allsorts-anything but a card(Fat Page?)
Delicious Doodles-take out your teeth
a bit more time to craft-ATG
we love to create-ATG creative/mixed media
Eureka stamps-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
a crafty mess 2-ATG
forever dark 2-ATG-------DT FAVOURITE
not just cards-ATG
sparkles forum-Anything but a card
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us
Carol x x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Carolling

Morning again-this is my second card today for the new challenge at Crafty Girlz which is ATG/Wintry and we are sponsored by Dr Digi whose image,"We Three Kings" I used,coloured with promarkers
B.papers/sentiment/snow(flower soft) from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
incy wincy-Winter activities/carol singing
craft your passion-ATG
Eureka-fall colours
TTCRD-ATG
a snowflakes promise-Christmas/Winter
Lemon shortbread-ATG
lil red wagon-Fall colours?
Pennys challenges- 3 of something/people
creative moments-ATG
the sisterhood of crafters-Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
MAWTT-my fave things/snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
C.R.A.F.T-Christmas
Julia Spiri-add a sentiment
craft rocket-ATG
sweet stampin-wrap up warm
Beccys place-Christmas
Natalie and Amy-Winter scene
Unicorn challenge-Christmas
crafty Hazelnuts-Christmas
creatalicious-Merry Christmas
Thank you for calling and hope to see you in the challenge
Carol x x

Flowers For You

Morning everyone and hope everyone is safe after all the terrible news in France and Beirut our hearts and prayers are with the families and victims.

I have two cards to post today and the first one is for the new challenge starting today at CCC Digi Creations which is Add A Bow and we are sposored by All Dressed Up-I have used the beautiful image "Flowers For You Girl" coloured with promarkers,Tattered lace B.papers and dies,seam binding/dewdrops,stamens,cheesecloth and handmade flowers from stash,I also added TH Rock Hard Candy Distress Glitter to the flowers,cardstock from Papermill Direct.I stamped round the edge with the edge of a wreath stamp-quite like it lol.
challenges-
craft your passion-ATG
creative card crew-sprinkle/distress glitter
TTCRD-ATG
Lemon shortbread-ATG
Pennys challenges-3 of something/flowers/triple bow?
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
4 crafty chicks-ribbon
Julia Spiri-add a sentiment
craft rocket-ATG
star stampz-all about girls
aud sentiments-Bingo/ribbon/image/flowers
crafty catz-girls only
left of center-sparkle
crafty calendar-sparkle/bling/embellish
the sisters of craft-ATG
eclectic ellapu-bows/balloons/banners
scrappers delights-ATG
the crafty addicts-ATG/Die cuts
crafty Hazelnuts-ATG
All Dressed Up-ATG
Do hope you can join us and thank you for any comments left they are much appreciated
Carol x x

Monday, 9 November 2015

Calendar card

Morning again and back with my second and last card today which is for the new challenge at Crafting From The Heart and as we are sponsored by Sassy Studio I used the beautiful image Butterfly Effie Portrait,coloured with promarkers and paper pieced some of the butterflies,cardstock from Papermill Direct,papers/Tattered Lace craft mag freebie,lace/dies from stash,calendar tab from Hobbycraft.I made another Easel card/calendar for one of the grandaughters teachers for Christmas instead of a card-only another two to go.
challenges-
lil red wagon-mix it up
the paper shelter-layer on layer
Pennys challenges-monochromatic
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG
crafting for all seasons-girly
inspiration destination-ATG
Sassy Studio-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
left of center-things with wings
Di's digi designs-tic/tac/toe-die-cut/digi/hand coloured
catch the bug-ATG
a bit more time to craft-ATG
lacy Sunshine-Tic/tac/toe-digi/lace/P.paper
scribbles designs-fancy fold
scrappers delights-ATG
not just cards-ATG
crafty Hazelnuts ch-ATG/P.paper
Thank you for dropping by and hope to see you in the challenge
Carol x x

Poinsettias galore

Morning and thank you for calling,I have two cards to post today,the first one is for the new challenge ATG/Twist of Feminine at Artistic Inspirations,our sponsor is Robyns Fetish and I used the image Prissy Poinsettia,coloured with promarkers,all cardstock from Papermill Direct,B.paper/dewdrops,gems and ribbon from stash,Poinsettias made with craft mag freebie die and stamped sentiment from Penny Black.After I finished card I thought the image would look good decoupaged pity I didn't think of that earlier!
challenges-
Petal Lu-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
clear it out-Christmas/Die-cuts
a snowflakes promise-Christmas/Winter---TOP 5
Tuesday throwdown-tic/tac/toe/red&green/digi/ribbon
the paper shelter-layer on layer
Pennys challenges-monochromatic
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
sassy studio-ATG
MAWTT-leaves and/or trees
crafty ribbons-monochrome Christmas
craft rocket-gems/pearls/gems used
aud sentiment-Bingo-ribbon/image/flowers
crafty catz-Winter(Christmas?)
fussy and fancy-flowers
Di's digis-tic/tac/toe-die-cut/digi/hand coloured
allsorts-ribbon and bows
corrosive challenges-add a sentiment
Hope you can join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Priscilla

Morning and hope you are all well -we have a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is ATG/Create a RAK for someone as 13th November is RAK Day.We are sponsored by Aliciabel And Rick St Dennis whose fabulous image I used-Priscilla coloured with promarkers,papers by prima/Engraver,cardstock from Papermill Direct,bulap/pearls/seambinding/and brad from stash.
challenges-
The shabby tea room-photo inspiration
incy wincy-ATG
crazy challenge-vintage
craft your passion-ATG
make my Monday-shabby chic
sparkles forum-pearls and/or lace
papertake weekly-ATG
Pennys challenges-monochromatic--------------TOP 3
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-Autumn hues
inspiration destination-ATG
Sassy Studio-ATG
craft rocket-pearls/gems------DT FAVOURITE
creative fingers-ATG
polka doodle-Autumn/Fall colours
Di's digi designs-tic/tac/toe/pearls/digi/ribbon
whoopsi daisy-lots of layers
craft rocket-ATG
crafty Hazelnuts-ATG/p.paper
Ribbon girls-ATG
Lacy sunshine-tic/tac/toe/digi/ribbon/P.paper------WINNER
scrappers delights-ATG
clear it out-link up fave card of the year
Thank you for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Friday, 6 November 2015

Gooo Wild In the Country

Morning and hope you are all well and survived Bonfire night safely-it was relatively quiet round here we had more noise early morning as we had a power cut until one o'clock this morning and all the house alarms were going off like crazy.We have a new ATG challenge at Simply Papercrafts and our sponsors are
Sassy Studio Designs,Stitchy Bear Stamps and DeeDee Digis whose image I used -the fabulous Go Wild -you get a choice of coloured/uncoloured images and choice of sentiments.The image is pre-coloured I just added glossy accents and Dovecraft Crystal glitter glue which reacted with the ink and turned tail and mane green, but I thought hey the image and sentiment is go wild so why not lol.Cardstock is from Papermill Direct,ribbon and ancient papers from stash,used my crackle stamp as a background.
challenges-
a bit more time to craft-ATG
incy wincy-ATG
papertake weekly-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
crafters cafe blog-inspired by a song/Go Wild In The Country/Bow Wow Wow
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-Autumn hues
inspiration destination-ATG
Julia Spiri-use something old/papers and ribbon roughly 3 yrs old
aud sentiment-Bingo/fave colour/black/image/P.paper
not just cards-ATG
Patties creations-Birthday
Hope you will join us and check out the DT cards and blogs all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Winter Window

Morning and we have a new ATG challenge for you at Crafting With An Attitude and our sponsors are Karleigh Sue and Inky Impressions and Beccys Place whose image I used
"Winter Window",coloured with promarkers,embossed cardstock with brick wall EF,crackle stamped round the edge and a couple of die-cuts.Now this is one of those cards that when you start you think CAS which didn't look right then as it developed was beginning to think I had chosen the wrong image but by the time I had finished thought it looked okay and will now add a sentiment to make it a Christmas card.Holly Ann has gone to ASDA today for tea and cakes and to meet Santa and receive a small present-as an incentive the school chooses one person from each class who has 100% attendance and punctuality for the month-she was soo excited and she knows Santa is real because their Dad showed them a webcam video (someones brilliant idea)which had been uploaded to youtube which showed Santa caught in the act of delivering presents lol.
challenges-
a bit more time to craft-ATG
incy wincy-ATG
ooh-la-la-embossing
love to scrap-bling
papertake weekly-ATG
creative card crew-off the edge
TTCRD-ATG
passion for promarkers-embossing
a snowflakes promise-Christmas or Winter
creative inspirations-sparkle
fab'n'funky-die-cuts and/or punches
crafters cafe blog-inspired by a song-look through any window/Hollies
crafting by designs-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
Natalie and Amy-Winter scene
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
and I am slowly catching up with all your blogs
Carol x x

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Ice-Cream Sundae Sprite

Morning and hope you are all well,welcome to my new follower Jules check out her blog for stunning cards.We have a new ATG challenge at
Create and Inspire and we are sponsored by Aurora Wings and I used the beautiful image Ice-Cream Sundae Sprite,coloured with promarkers,papers from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct.I was aiming for CAS but mine always look unfinshed! at least I have room for sentiment when I decide what card is for lol.
challenges-
Julia Spiri-use something old/papers at least a couple of years old
QKR Stampede-harvest colours
a bit more time to craft-ATG
crafters cafe blog-inspired by a song/Sweets for my Sweet/Searchers
incy wincy-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us and link up your ATG
Carol x x

Monday, 2 November 2015

First Year Blogaversary at Get Creative

Morning and back with my third and last card today which is for our First Year Blogaversary at Get Creative so we want to see your Birthday cards,we are sponsored by Angies Digi Stamps and Polka Doodles whose image I used Dolly Daydream-Birthday,coloured with promarkers,Tattered lace Butterfly Flourish Die papers from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
digi choosday-fave colour combo/pink/green
lemon shortbread-ATG
crafty creations-colourful?
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-Girly
crafty gals-ATG
aud sentiments-Birthday sentiment
incy wincy-ATG
craft your passion-ATG
Hope you will join us for our birthday challenge
and having a major catch up with your blogs tonight after the break in internet
Carol x x

Blue Christmas

I have three cards to post today and hopefully this is the second if all goes to plan.Winter Blues is the new challenge at Where The Heart Is and we are sponsored by Inky Impressions and Lacy Sunshine whose beautiful image I used "Sugis Ornament",coloured with promarkers and added glamour dust,TH rock candy distress glitter was added to icicle border die,bow,sentiment stamp and B.paper from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
clear it out-Christmas/Halloween+ die-cuts
digi choosday-fave colour combination/blue/white
A snowflakes promise-Winter/Christmas
Simon says-ATG
fab'n'funky-Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG
reasonable ribbon-Christmas
inspiration destination-ATG
cute card Thursday-sparkles
polka doodle-sparkle/glitter/bling
allsorts-Christmas
crafty friends-use favourite colour/blue
Beccys place-Christmas
Thank you for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated
back later with last card today
Carol x x

Bride from Bugaboo

Morning everyone and I have three cards to post today-the first for Our Crafty Corner which is Pearls and Lace and our sponsor is
Bugaboo Stamps so I chose the beautiful image "Bride" coloured with promarkers,B.paper/lace/pearls and liquid pearls from stash,cardstock from Papermill Direct.
challenges-
not just cards-ATG
sparkles forum-pearls and/or lace
little Claire-pearls and lace
TTCRD-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafting for all seasons-all dressed up/girly
inspiration destination-ATG
4 crafty chicks-ATG------------------------------------Crazy Egg Winner
creative fingers-ATG
Suzy bee-ATG with shabby chic
Thanks for dropping by and any comments left are much appreciated
Carol x x



Sunday, 1 November 2015

November--Really???

Morning everyone and can you believe it's November already???I have been without internet since Wednesday lunchtime and having missed so many posts will have to start anew from today sorry-at least the bathroom had a major clean then I had a major strop as also had shower problems aaaaarrrggg -fingers crossed we are back to normal.We have a new challenge starting today at CCC Digi Creations which is ATG and as our sponsor is the fantastic Aurora Wings I used the beautiful image "Absinthe Fairy With orchids",coloured with promarkers,B.paper-Tattered Lace Craft mag freebie,cardstock from papermill Direct,liquid pearls and dies from stash.
challenges-
craft your passion-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
Lemon shortbread(fabulous name)-ATG
crafty creations-colourful
Simon says-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
crafty gals-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
Julia Spiri-use something old/B.paper/dies/liquid pearls
fussy and fancy-flowers
sweet stampin-dies and/or punches
whoopsi Daisy-hand coloured image
Hope you can find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x