Saturday, December 15, 2018

It's a Fair Quackery,

Oh Joy of Joys my True love seems to have gotten the message at last . Not a duck in sight.
That might just  have something to do though with The Doc (after having picked up the latest batch of 'Duck Down from the carpet and eyeing the culprits ) asking me How many Ducks I thought it would take to stuff a Duvet ?

 But wait, look inside I don't think this was quite what he had in mind!!

The pink star was another road find along the school route. Duly picked up and then cleaned  once back home. I added the silver gem to the centre. I found this pink, orange and blue design paper in my stash left over from another project. It is from Dee Dee's Digis and called paper plaid. It cried out to  be made into a duvet.  Stamp as usual is Penny Black Caroling Duck. ( I have it on good authority the song tonight is 'Silent Night'. Oh Bliss.) coloured using a combination of Promarkers, Graph'it pens and silver glitter glue. Silver swirls and sentiment from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers #224 Christmas.
Addicted to Stamps #322 Make your mark.
Aud Sentiments #218 Anything goes + a sentiment.
Fab 'n' Funky #420 Cute christmas.
Crafty Creations #380 Anything goes.
Merry Little Christmas #5 Anything goes.
Christmas Crafts All Year Round # Anything goes.
Love to Craft #29 Anything goes.
Card Mania #111 Christmas.
Love To Scrap #116 Seasons Greetings.



Friday, December 14, 2018

Quacked Up.

I think I'm losing the plot here.
My True love has sent me another seven ducks disguised as a Wreath this time. I'm nobody's fool though and spotted them right away!


It is ever so kind of you all to come to my rescue and take a few ducks for me. Kathleen has said she has 4 water butts going free.( I took the liberty of sending three on ahead of your offer Kath so another duck is on it's way!! )
The post office is beginning to smell a Rat/ Duck with the amount of Parcels I have been taking down each day.  Maybe My True Love will lose interest and give up before day 12.
The stamp is of course by Penny Black 'Caroling Duck' coloured with my promarkers and a green  glitter glue.  The bow is from Spellbinders  S4-578 Set, zig zig circle and sentiment die are from Sizzix 659733 set. Foliage is by Crealies from their CL CS 16 set of leaves. Gems from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers #224 Christmas.
Shopping Our Stash #384 Tis the Season.
Through The Craftroom Door # Anything goes.
Tuesday Throwdown #421 Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #380 Anything goes.
Fab 'n' Funky #420 Cute Christmas.
I Love Promarkers #374 Anything goes.
Penny Black and More # Traditional christmas colours. (I used red/green/white)
Stamping Sensations #  Winter Sparkle.
Cutie Pie Challenge #130 Add a little sparkle.
Love To Craft #29 Anything goes.
Crafty Calendar # It's christmas time.



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

More Fairies.

Internet is playing up again so couldn't post yesterday and not behaving very well today either.
It's all quiet here . The ducks are all bedded down for the night so I'm sneaking some free time to show you two more cards for the Current Butterfly Challenge which has in fact been taken over by the Fairies, Gnomes. Pixies, Elves and the Angels have asked to join in now too.
I have made two more Fairy cards. One as a Birthday  card and one as a Christmas card.

First up is the Birthday card which uses another Dufex Foiled Print . This one has the number 11135 on the reverse. I created the sentiment in word and printed off. The paper is an unknown freebie from my stash which I thought went perfectly with the images. The panel is made up of 3 different fairy pictures. I was going to seperate them but then decided to leave it as one long panel. The card design shape is a double fold stand up card. Very easy to do. I got the idea from my blogging friend  Barbara. She sent me a lovely Christmas card and I have adapted the design here

Side view of the card showing the folds.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday # #559 Anything goes.
A Bit More Time To Craft # 81 Anything goes.
Pile It On #149  Shaped cards.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #95 Anything goes.
Crafter's Castle #12 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore #58 Anything goes.
Love To Craft #29 Anything goes.


Second card is the Christmas make but made with non traditional colours. Pink, Mauve and Lilac.
The image is a digi by Mo Manning  called Christmas Fairy Holly. I have coloured with my promarkers and glitter glue +a silver girl pen . The design paper is holly on a lilac background. Made by Crafter's  Companion 2012  and  called Popcorn Bear. I teamed it with a snippet of lilac pearlescent card stock which means I can at last pop over to Di's playground.  The pearls and silver sentiment were from my stash. She really does look pretty IRL.


The challenge is running till 2nd January. There is  a prize to be won  and  several Secret Santa Sacks have been hidden within the numbers. The first Santa sack has just been found. If you have already entered then pop over to the blog and see if you are the winning number . Santa sacks must be claimed within 7 days. There are 3 more hiding so why not play along and see if Santa thinks you have been good this year.!!

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers #224 Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz #86 Non traditional christmas colours.
Fussy and Fancy#226 Winter/christmas.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #341 anything goes.
Addicted To Stamps  #169 Christmas non- Traditional colours.
Crafty Calendar # It's Christmas Time.
Pattie's Creations #153 Winter/ Christmas.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterened  Paper # Anything goes.
Card Mania #111 Christmas.
Country View Challenges # Christmas.



STOP PRESS

If you think that wretched  L'Th has been very quiet then think again. His electronic tag went off this morning and I found him in the Bathroom.

No absolutely not. I am not sharing my bath tub with a duck.  O.U.T.  Out this minute the pair of you.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Oh Quacker Tree!

Ok. I will just come straight out with it. My True Love has sent to me another consignment  of Caroling  Ducks. He thought he could get round  me by disguising them as a Christmas Tree!
  No such luck. I can spot a duck a mile off.

Now what am I going to do with another 6 ducks. I have managed to get rid/rehome some of the others . Christine said she would take a few ducks on her pond. Many Thanks Christine your a star.
I still have 2 on the pond, 1 in the water barrel and 3 in the stream. There is also one in the watering can and even one sitting in the birds water bowl.

The stamp is of course Penny Black's Caroling Duck, coloured using my promarkers, gold glitter glue and a gold marker pen. Gold sticker star from my stash along with the gold pearls. The design paper is by Sally Moret.

Entering into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times #86 Anything Christmas.
Crafty Catz  #441 Anything goes +optional glitter and shine.
Scrapping 4 Fun #130 Christmas any colours.
International Art and Soul #48 Add some sparkle.
Crafty Cardmakers #224 Christmas.
Dream Valley #192 Christmas.
Country View Challenges # Christmas.
The Crafty Addicts #55 Anything goes + theme It's christmas.
Cutie Pie Challenge #130 Add a little Sparkle .
Card Mania #111 Christmas.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Quacki Five '0'

Well My True Love seems to have gotten part of the message at least  and only sent along one duck today.
Huh!!

 Have you ever heard the expession  'Don't count your Chickens/ Ducks before they have all hatched'?
Design papers are all freebies from a magazine but not sure which one. Coloured with my promarkers and silver stickles with a bit of silver washi tape bling. The star I found dropped on the ground along the school run route so it went into my pocket. Cleaned it up and put a bit of sparkle on it.
Where am I suppossed to put another five ducks. I need to start farming them out so watch your postboxes a duck or two could be winging their merry way to you as we speak.

Time for the girls in the Christmas card club to show our last card for the current year . Slyvie asked for cute so I'm hoping that 5 Caroling Ducks are deemed as being cute. (Well they are if you don't hear them singing!). Sorry post is a bit late girls but it is a bit busy here at the moment having to keep all these ducks fed and finding water for them to swim on.

Entering into the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts #55 Anything goes + theme of It's christmas.
Dream Valley #192 Christmas.
Creative Inspirations # Feeling Festive.
Cards 4 Galz #86 Non- Traditional christmas colours (Brown and Burgundy).
Moving Along With The Times# 86 Anything christmas.
Fussy and Fancy #226 Winter /Christmas.
Crafty Catz #441 Anything goes + optional Glitter and Shine.
Scrapping 4 Fun #130 Christmas any colours.
Country View Challenges # Christmas.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper # Anything goes.



Saturday, December 08, 2018

Quacks R Us.

I think we all know where this  one is heading .
 My True love sent me 4 more ducks today.  So far we have 2 on the pond, 1 in the water barrel and 3 in the stream. Donna has kindly said she would take 3 (they are on their way Donna as we speak) so that just leaves 1. It will have to go in the watering can!
 Whoever my True love is Do not send any more ducks.

 Stamp is by Penny Black 'Caroling duck'. Coloured with my Graph'it markers and silver glitter glue. The background design paper is from Dover Craft 'Kelly Harwood' Pink candy stripe paper is a freebie from Simply Homemade from the NitWit Collections 'Thimbles 'n Threads'. The wooden Merry Christmas bauble is from Scrapmatts and the pink bow ,silver star and silver washi tape from my stash.
Entering into the following challanges:
Make My Monday #85 Non traditional christmas colours.
Crafty Gals Corner #180 Anything goes Christmas.
Moving Along With The times #86 Anything christmas.
Cards 4 Galz #86 Non traditional colours.
Crafty Catz #441 Anything goes +optional Glitter & Shine.
Scrapping 4 Fun #130 Christmas any colours.
Addicted To Stamps #169 Christmas non traditional colours.
12 Months Of Christmas #48 Anything goes.
Penny Black # Anything goes or winter/christmas.
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #21 Anything goes with a critter.
Stamping Sensations #Winter Sparkle.


And as if I don't have enough problems trying to keep track of all these ducks floating around---

Woe is Me

 I told him that knife was sharp!.


Thursday, December 06, 2018

Quack, Quack, Quack.

Oh dear you had best see what My True Love sent to me today!!
 Can I just point out here and now that you are not My True Love  cos what am I supposed to do with six ducks. I only have a small pond on  which two  are already  swimming merrily around and one in the water barrel. Ok, these three will have to go in the stream. I'm also getting fed up with listening to 'We Three Kings'.

 Duck stamp by Penny Black called  'Caroling Duck'  and coloured this time with my Graph'it markers and silver stickles. The paper is another roll of wrapping paper from the local supermarket. Well it was buy 3 for 2 so how could I resist.  Snowflakes are a Memory Box die cut.
Don't they just look like butter wouldn't melt in their beaks!  Well don't you believe it.
Entering into the following challenges:
Dies R Us #110 Snowflakes.
The Holly and Ivy #42 Anything goes.
Merry Little Christmas #5 Anything goes.
Christmas Crafts All Year Round # Anything goes.
Ally's Angels #16 Winter.
Penny Black # Anything goes or Winter/Christmas
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #21 Anything goes with a critter.
Love to Craft #29 Anything goes.
The Crafty Addicts #55 Anything goes / theme It''s christmas.
Country View Challenges # Christmas.
Card Mania #111 Christmas.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper # Anything goes.

As for that wretched elf, the honeymoon period is over. His tag went off yesterday morning (whilst I was busy with the darn ducks).. I found him in the kitchen trying to smother his leg in lard.

Put the lard back in the fridge L'th. That's for the mixing with porridge  for the birds and that knife is very sharp!!!!.