Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Tokens of Love

Morning Folks!
I hope those of you who celebrated St.Valentine's Day yesterday had a great time. Over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, we are continuing the celebrations as we would like to see the word 
LOVE 
 on your creations

Here's my card, using a new Penny Black stamp. Yes, I've been shopping on Ebay again!! I did raid my scraps folder to make this though ... not sure the amount of scraps is actually going to look any better soon but at least I tried!
The 'I love you' sentiment was on a pre-printed card blank that I've had for years, I think it was DCWV, but anyway it was just the perfect size to pop on here!


Here's the close up view, the glossy accents on the balloons looks quite nice in real life but it is hard to capture on camera!

Card details:
Stamp - Penny Black - Tokens of Love
Coloured with promarkers and glossy accents
Papers - Forever Friends and DCVW
Silver heart brad - Making Memories
Black pearls from stash

Please click the sign to visit the main blog
to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Craftaholics R Us - Love/Romance
Crafty Purple Frog - Love is all around
Crafty Catz - Anything goes using 3 designer papers
That's Crafty - I heart you
Allsorts - Hearts +/or Flowers
Crafty Calendar - Love is in the air
Glitter and Sparkle - Love is in the air
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
Cards and more - Valentine's Day
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A CAS Duckling

Morning Folks!
This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is  

CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Here's my card using a super cute PB duck - I love these because they are super quick and easy to colour with wonderful expressions!

What a  beautiful bouquet of spring flowers!


Card Details
Stamp - Penny Black Duckling
Coloured with Promarkers
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Caramelo
Ribbon & Bow - Docrafts

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!!

This week we are generously sponsored by:


who are offering a $10 voucher to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Penny Black and More - Favourite stamp - gosh this was a hard choice but I am super fond of the PB ducks because they are quick to colour but have fabulous expressions making them suitable for so many occasions. also love my PB Hedgies, dogs, cats, mice ..... arrrrgggghhhh!
Ribbon Girls - February card challenge
Allsorts - Hearts +/or flowers
Inky Chicks - Clean and Simple
I love promarkersClean and Simple
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
Simon says Stamp on Wednesdays - Cute
Stamping Sensations - Animal magic
Crafty Cardmakers - Add some Texture
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
As you like it - Ribbon or Lace - Ribbon for me everytime, love the variety of colours and textures you can get and also that you can use ribbon on more masculine makes. Ribbon suits my non fussy style better I think!


Friday, 3 February 2017

Heart's away!

Morning Folks!

It's the first Friday of the month which means it's very nearly the weekend, and that there is a new challenge starting at Making Memories Crafting!
All the design team have been thrilled to have over 120 entries in our first challenge and we do hope that you'll be able to join us for our second challenge which is to celebrate 

VALENTINES
(Use some RED or any colour you associate with Valentine's) 

 I decided to dig out a super cute PB stamp - yep no change there - and make something with a love theme ! Can't help thinking now though that I might have gotten a little carried away with the die cut hearts! Generous is perhaps a better description but anyway, it's too late to change my mind, they aren't going to come off without a fight and ruined card!


Hope you can see the glossy accents on the balloons:

 Details 
Stamp - Penny Black - Hearts Away,
coloured with promarkers and glossy accents
Papers - selection of Christmas paper scraps from the large collection which still seems to be expanding!
Die cuts - Nesties and Memory Box
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion

I hope you'll pop over to see what the rest of the design team have made, just click below! 
We are generously sponsored by
Blackberry Jelly's little workshop
Our lucky winner will get to choose 3 images from the store.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave x

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - All about Love
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Simon says stamp on Wednesday- The colour of love
Cute Card Thursday - Be my Valentine
Craft Rocket - It's a love thing
Die Cut Divas - Use Red or Pink
Alphabet Challenge - X marks the spot (polka dots) 
and Snippet's Playground - Week 265 - 266


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Holly Jolly Christmas Box

Morning Folks!
I'm super excited to announce that I have joined the design team at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. As well as joining a lovely group of ladies, I'm hoping it might give me the push I need to use some of the neglected Christmas stash I buy AND to make a few cards before December!! Fingers crossed!!

The new challenge is just starting, we'd like to see you  
USE KRAFT
I bought a kit of kraft tags from a show before Christmas with great intentions to make decorated gift bags 

... time as usual ran away from me and they were still unopened so I decided to remedy that using this super cute mouse stamp. I've never been too happy with the results I get colouring with my usual promarkers on kraft so the old faithful coloured pencils got an airing too! 


As I finished the tag with some of the twine from the kit I had a light bulb moment. The bottom of the tag kit was a fab kraft coloured tray, so I made it a lid with some strong red card and added some stripey Christmas papers - and woohoo, a handy Crimbo gift box was made!


I added another piece of stripey paper inside to give some strength and also to hide the seams on the inside base. I've left the tag loose for the moment to make it easier to write on.


Details:
Stamp - Makey Bakey Mice - Holly Jolly Christmas
Coloured with WHSmith watercolour pencils
Papers - First Edition Vintage Noel
Dies - Nesties labels 4

Please click the piccy below to visit the main blog
and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to join us, we'd love to see what you make! 



Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Use your stuff - animal theme
Crimbo Crackers - Something cute
CHNC - Anything Christmas
Christmas with the cuties - Christmas carols / songs 
= The night before Christmas (not a creature was stirring not even a mouse!!)
CHNPP - Use patterned paper
CHN Christmas Extra - Anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge - C for creature = mouse
D for dimension = box

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Party Puss

Morning Folks!

This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL  

so find something with an animal on and join us!

Here's my card, quite bright and cheerful, I think I was trying to escape from the gloomy grey January weather!


Here's a closer look:


Card Details
Stamp - Penny Black - Life of the party
Coloured with promarkers
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - Dovecraft- Back to Basics Bright Spark and scraps 
Edge die - Stampin' Up
Enamel dots - My Mum's Craft Shop

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

This week we are generously sponsored by:
All Dressed Up stamps
All Dressed Up who are offering 2 digi stamps to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Sketch Saturday - loved this sketch:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Allsorts - Let's celebrate
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything PB goes
Colour Crazy Challenges - Anything goes
Penny Black and more - Anything goes
CHNPP - Use patterned paper

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Time to Tee Off

Morning Folks!
Can't believe that it's Tuesday again already, but of course that means that it's time for another challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. This time the challenge chosen by Lorraine is

SPORTS / HOBBIES

As soon as I saw this theme, I knew what I wanted to do - not typical for me! I had been sorting through some older papers, and this sheet of Nitwits paper made me think of golfers jumpers, so why not combine it with the super cute 'Missed You' Penny Black stamp:


Not sure that many golf courses would welcome poor hedgehog - he doesn't seem to have got the hang of hitting the ball without wrecking the green!


Card Details:
Stamp - Penny Black - Missed You
Paper - Nitwits - Strawberry Social Diamond 
Cream card & scraps from stash
Coloured with Promarkers
Embossing Folder - Die'sire
Sentiment - Magazine Freebie
Dies - Golf clubs and bag - Memory Box 
Grass - Die'sire - Icicle
Clouds - Impression Obsession?

Thanks for visiting! I hope you'll join us over at Passion for Promarkers, there's some great inspiration from the rest of the design team.
We are sponsored this week by the fabulous DigiStamp Boutique
DSB
The lucky winner gets a £10 voucher to spend in the shop!!

 I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
CHNPP- A/G with patterned paper
Penny black and More - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything PB goes
The Male Room - A/Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite medium = Promarkers

Monday, 16 January 2017

Spotty Dog - Crazy challenge GDT

Evening Folks!
Hope everyone is surviving Blue Monday or whatever the media are calling today!! I've had a good day despite it being a rainy January Monday!!
Quite a special post from me tonight, a little later than planned - sigh! - but anyway .... 

 I made the Top 3 with this card at The Crazy Challenge before Christmas.  As well as getting a lovely Top 3 blog badge, I also got the chance to be a guest designer for two challenges AND the special badge below! Thank you so much to Em and the team for letting me join them



The new challenge:
BLACK IS BACK
(use black in your projects)

started today! 

Here's the card I made:


Stamp - Penny Black
coloured with promarkers
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion
Black & Pink spotty paper - Craftwork cards
Bazzill Black card embossed with Die'sire petite dot embossing folder
plus ribbon, flowers and pearls from stash.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
CHNPP- A/G with patterned paper
The Ribbon Girl - Any image
Penny black and More - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything PB goes

Thanks for visiting!