Monday, 29 December 2008

The Crafty Pad Challenge 2 Bling, Tanda Challenge 78 Punch Drunk and TGIF no.65 It's All New

To celebrate the launch of her new "Faith" stamps Debbie has launched a new weekly challenge site both the stamp range and challenge can be found HERE

As I didn't get time to participate in the first challenge I decided to combine challenge 1 and 2! I decided to paper piece Faith, was pleased with the result
The theme over at Tanda Teaser is punch drunk - my new sissix die fits the theme!! While at TGIF is all new new stamp and die so yeah!!

Coy Faith stamp
Sissix Big Shot and die (swirls)
Derwent water colours
Card, papers, ribbon, greeting and embellishments from stash


Wednesday, 24 December 2008



Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a peaceful, healthy and Happy New Year.

Can't wait to get and play again slowly getting there for Tomorrow!!

Thanks for dropping by
Carol x

Monday, 8 December 2008

Pollycraft Challenge 5- Male card

Check out the great DT work and prize this week at Pollycraft .

Papers Pollycraft free download
Sissix Sizzlet alphabet and buckle (from drink can)
Sissix big shot
Card, mirricard, chipboard letters x2, buckle and ribbon from stash


Saturday, 6 December 2008

Pollycraft Challenge 4 - 2 Chllenges

Sketch and Papers Card

Free Style Card

Great DT work, challenge and DT call here .

Albert and Woof downloads from Polly craft - both decoupaged
Papers - free downloads from Pollycraft
Snowflake punches
Card, brad,gems,and greetings from stash.


Saturday, 29 November 2008

Tanda Stamp Forum Competition Prize

I was lucky enough to win November card challenge over at the Tanda Stamp Craft Forum.

I was spoilt for chice as to which sheet of stamps to choose, I chose medieval as I don't have any simular designs to these and I have several other sets which I love and they stamp beautifully!
To my amazement I didn't just receive a stamp sheet of my choice but a stash and I mean a stash of other goodies YIPEE!! It is a sumptuous and brilliant prize
TANDA STAMPS to check out the stamp ranges click HERE If your order is more than £5 this weekend P&P is FREE!!


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I am soo lucky to have been nominated this award from 3 super blogging friends who all have heaps of crafting talent .



Off to see who hasn't already been awarded this fab award and to hopefully brighten their day









Monday, 24 November 2008

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge Time To Decorate

Great DT work and prize this week here

Stamps Tree and wonderland -Tanda stamps, Fairy -Inkadoo
Stampendous crystal EP
Derwent waterpencils
I Kan Dee Glimmer chalks
Gold pen


Funky Fairy Challenge 42

Just 1 week left to enter this challenge with terrific prize - check out the prize and great DT work here, their new forum , scroll down to challenges!

All papers Funky Fairy downloads
Stamp - Pollycraft Winter Elves - Reflectton
Derwent Watercolours
Glamour Dust
I Kan Dee Chalks
Flower punches
Mirriboard, base card and greeting from stash


How lucky am I?

I was lucky enough to be 1 of 3 winners over at Funky Fairy Inspirations Blogspot

I hope to use my goodies soon!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FUNKY FAIRY esp Louise for the great card and letter!!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Burlesque Swap Recieved ATC's

Here are the beautiful ATC'S I received


Friday, 21 November 2008

UKS Burlesque ATC

I can now show you my ATC's that I made for a recent swap on UK Scrappers . I made 2 sets of 6 sent 10.



I received my swaps today I will photo and upload them tomorrow - they are stunning so a huge THANK YOU to each of their wonderful creators/ designers.



Thank you for thinking of me Ellen. If you haven't discovered Ellens wonderful blog check it out HERE

1. the winner may put the logo on their blog
2. put a link to the person who sent you the award
3. nominate 5 blogs for the award

I will be back to make nominations, been poorly DD shared her bug with me :( raelly gutted (no pun meant) as I had to cancel a girlie lunch - so thank you Ellen you brightened my day :)

Monday, 17 November 2008

This Thursday - Challenge 21 Marvelous Metallics and Theme Thursday

This weeks challenge was metal,as always great DT and prize... on an earlier challenge we were encoraged to take inspiration from blogs and I took tine to look at the talented Rosie's blog - check it out here , in particular her metal art. I had also seen on the Tanda forum a link to The Scrapbook Lounge anither great site in particular this link. So I prepared the can and tried various mediums/ punches / embossing tools and initially created a pretty frame which I can use in a future project...

However the waste from the frame is a smidge smaller than an ATC so I decided to decorate it and use it as an ATC! This fits with this weeks Theme thursday challenge too..

Prepared drink can check out here video guide
Alcohol inks
Diluted PVA glue (sealant)
Tilda bird stamp
Garden Twine
Glossy Accents
Sissix Big Shot and frame die
Derwent water color pencils
Leaf die - colorbox ink pads for colour

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Lots To Do - Challenge 35 Envelope Art

Check out the DT work at the Lots To Do site this week . I decided to make an enveloe to match a recently made Christmas card!

Stamp -PSX Golden Angel
Colorbox ink pads

Picture of the 2 together


Friday, 14 November 2008

Rinbow Lady's Challenge 39 - Things With Wings and ABC Q - Quick Card

This card is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge and ABC Challenge.

Card back

Eaziscore board
Stamp - PSX Golden Angel border HOTP
Encore silver ink and holographic EP
Verse - imag-e-nation web site and PC generated
Card, ribbon, greeting, bell from stash


Monday, 10 November 2008

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 6 and Pollycraft Challenge 3

This week on The Secret Crafter is a great sketch which I enjoyed doing and this week Pollycraft have 3 circles.... so 1 card for 2 challenges. Both challenges have great DT work and prizes, check out the challenges see my sidebar for link to each site.

Stamp POLYCRAFT Winter Elves collection
Derwent water colours
Twinkling H2o's
Papers DCWV - Winter mat stack
Card, gems, snowflake brad and greeting from stash


Lili of the Valley - Challenge 7 Card for a Teenager

Great Dt work and prize to join the challenge click here

Stamps - Autumn Leaves Rhonna Ferrrer, dress Mary Hughes Papercraft 4 you
Card, brad, peel offs from stash


Sunday, 9 November 2008

Tanda Teaser - Fabulous Folds and Arty Girlz challenge 59

This weeks Tanda Teaser challenge is folds, I wanted to try a swing card with added interest - so mine is very basic but I was pleased at how effective it is. The forum cards are beautiful to join the challenge click here
I drew around the embossed edges on the front of the card and around the scalloped nestie shape ... not sure this constitutes doodling but decided to enter the Arty Girlz challenge too! To join the challenge click here

Eaziscore board
Stamps -Autumn Leaf - Flourishes V.2 Rhonna Ferrer: greeting and snowflake - Mary Hughes Papercraft 4 you
Encore Silver ink pad and stampendous detail EP
Sakura silver pen
Card,jump rings,paper and snowman from stash


Friday, 31 October 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge - Challenge 1

Just in time for this weeks challenge here !!
Great DT work and fabby prize! Sorry pics a bit glarry taken at night!!

Tanda stamp
Brilliance crimson ink, funstamps plum EP
Sakura pens
Deco Art Glamour Dust
Dovecraft papers
Mirri board, card, snowflakes and greeting from stash

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Pollycraft Challenge 2 Stripes

A new challenge is Pollycraft. Great Dt work and prize!I used a free Mortimer download for the main image to create my card - WHICH WAS SO QUICK AND EASY

Free download from here
Background paper Jennifers printables
Card from stash
Flower punches

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 25

Great Sketch DT work and prize here . Here's my card....

Tanda stamp- winter wonderland, Encore silver ink and stampendeous fine clear embossing powder.
Pearl paper- big shot and cuttlebug dots embossing folder
Handmade paper
Card and snowflakes from stash


Saturday, 25 October 2008


A huge SORRY HUGS to Chris who so kindly gave me the award above - if you haven't seen Chris's blog please drop by here THANK YOU CHRIS


A while back the lovely Debbie gave me an award - THANK YOU Debbie!Check out Debbie's blog here .

I will return later to nominate blogging friends = I seem to have so many who are kind enough to stop by and leave messages which I really appreciate!


Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Awfully Big Art Adventure - Fabric


I'm sure I read this as a fabric and stiching challenge - and I didn't notice the Arch bit ... sorry, since it took a while to make I thought I'd share it with you anyway and you can giggle and note that I will try and take all the info in!!LOL
The material is a piece of bandage so quite textued!This was after, (trial and error)misted the bandage first gave better results than misting with water after applying Adirondack colour wash. Abstract pattern free hand design.

Adirondack stream colour wash
Embroidery threads
Fabric flower, pearl bead, base card, peel off letters and acrylic butterflies from stash.

This Thursday - Challenge 18 Art from the Heart

This week was Art from the Heart - create any thing you love .... well I love trying new techniques - well techniques which are new to me so I tried PAPER MOULDING. I saw this techniqe here - Paul's great blog!!THANK YOU Paul.

My paper Moulded topper!!I chose to decorate the outside as it was textured whilst the inside was smooth I presume it's a personal thing as to which side you choose to decorate!! However the twinkling h20's soaked through so I can use either side!

This maybe a better photo as the sun came out!! Debossed side

To join the challenge click here

Stamp - Inkadoo Decor stamps 4807
Toilet paper - single sheets
Twinkling H2o's


Friday, 17 October 2008

Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge 15 Doodles

I seem to be making lots of ATC's at the moment - this weeks challenge was doodles. I doodled a leafy backdround onto a scrap of texturized pearl paper mounted my Sarah Kay stamped and coloured image added a punched flower here is the result

Mirricard and textured pearl paper from stash
Sarah Kay stamp
Watercolours Flower punches small pearl gem from stash


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

This Thursday - Spooky Season

This thursday challenge 17 was spooky season

I've only just made my ATC in time :) - The spder is glued onto a bead threaded onto beading wire so it can crawl over the ATC!! Web hand drawn.

Silver gel pen
Halloween sheet by Gaby Braun
House Template by Wanda Hentges for the Created by Hand Challengelast week
Card, bead, peel off letters and beading thread from stash


Monday, 13 October 2008


I was lucky enough to win "This Thursday Challenge" and able to choose a sheet of Tanda stamps.... YIPEE ... being the indecisive person I am I was too spoilt for choice and so just had to buy some too.... so a HUGE THANK YOU to both THIS THURSDAY and TANDA STAMPS .

I just needed to play and have been very patiently waiting until today - as I wanted to make a real inky mess!!
I had spotted a new challenge The Awfully Big Art Adventure site and this weeks challenge allowed me to play!

I tried using Tim Holtz adirondack alcohol inks direct to the surface of my tin - but wasn't pleased with the result. So thought I'd try acetate, which was better then came up with the idea of stamping and designing onto paper and then using the acetate as a wrap...

Adronidic ink direct to tin

Acetate wrap

Stamped card

All angles of the completed tin

Tin Can
Card and acetate from stash
Tanda stamps from Native American Indian Set 1
Tim Holtz adirondack alcohol inks Terra Cotta and Denim - acetate with blending solution
Tim Holtz Distress inks Pine Cone, Old Paper and Weathered Wood
Versamark black ink
Crop-o-dile and eyelets


Saturday, 11 October 2008

Friday Sketchers - week 32

This weeks has a great sketch by Beatrix to join the challenge click here

Stamp - Papercraft for you
Dovecraft Fantasy paper
Assorted card from stash
Greeting - QVC

Inch By Inch - Water

I have at last managed to make this weeks inchies - I'm not good at free hand drawing but all I came up with were drips so I've sketch 3 little characters drip, splash and splosh I hope they make you smile!

Blue card from stash
Blue pen
Tim Holtz Gloss


Friday, 10 October 2008

1 Project 3 Challenges Papertake Weekly Challenge, Lots To Do and Rainbow Lady's Weekly Challenge

Papertakes Challenge is to create something with no stamping (click here) as is Lots To Do challenge click here. While Rainbow Lady's Challenge is Your Own Choice click here to join the challenge.

This is my first memory book and it is for my Neice's 21st Birthday - I can't show you the pics as they are of my gorgeous Neice and I can't ask as she then wont have a surprise LOL

As I was running out of time I decided to wrap a matching card strip around a matching tag and slide in the cheque - which I have not seen before and thought maybe of use to someone else and On the lid disguised the brad again not seen before and thought maybe of use to others!!

Memory book in box

Memory book front cover

Inside lid decorated to cover brad back

Tag with band to dress up cheque!!

DB box,papers, acetate and card
Ribbon, gems and metal key from stash

Tuesday, 7 October 2008


The Metal sheet is a hairdressers foil (when dying hair several colours), run through the Big Shot with sissix Texturz plate further metal are the brads in the larger flowers.

Magnolia stamps - leaf border Autumn O8 and Wine bottles Spring 08
Twinkling H2O'S
Flower punches
Big Shot Sissix, Texturz plate one from #2 and flower
Peel off pens, peel off greeting and wasre for flower dot centres
Card from stash


Monday, 6 October 2008

This Thursday - Challenge 16 wave the flag

This ATC took a while to come up with ...... sometimes I find this does anyone else have a real vancancy where inspiration should be??

To Join the challenge click here, as always terrific DT work and fabby prize.... do check it out!!

Gaby Braun collage sheet (girl and flags from waste)check out her blog and sheets here
Colorbox inks
Stamps HOTP Swirls and Chair Papercraft 4 you