Saturday, 16 June 2018

I love a Dog in a Tie

Morning Folks!
Yippee, it's the weekend at last - gosh it has been a long week! I'm just popping by with my mid way reminder post for the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge 

As usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES
The optional 'Extra' challenge this time is  
MAKE IT MASCULINE

Here's my card using a favourite PB stamp for those tricky male makes, this one is called Dressed Up. In the past I have used him for everything from good luck in your new job, Father's Day, Birthdays, Sorry I forgot etc!! I'm planning to add a sentiment to this one when I use it. The spotty papers are very old MME and the stripey one is Docrafts Wellington. I coloured the card candi with a promarker to match the papers. 



Just love those ears!



We're looking forward to seeing your entries over at PBSC, just click the hedgehog below and he should take you straight there!
We are generously sponsored by 
The prize is a $20 voucher.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you'd like to leave!
I'd also like to join the following challenges:
Creative with stamps - Cute Animals
The Cutie Pie challenge - Spots and Dots
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Cuttlebug Mania - Frame it - I used my trusty cuttlebug and Spellbinders circle dies to make my frame
Unicorn Challenge - Masculine
I love promarkers - A/Goes optional for a boy
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

Friday, 15 June 2018

Nice day for a wedding!

Morning Folks!
Over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, Cathy has choosen a super theme for this month:

LET'S BE PRETTY

Time to dig out those pretty finishing touches like lace, ribbon, flowers etc. 

I've made a wedding card for a change, not that there are any weddings on the horizon which is a shame as I do love a nice wedding! I was inspired by the pretty precoloured square from LOTV which I bought from their ebay outlet. I then went bonkers with the embellishments - no signs of less is more here today!!

 The pearls on wire stems are from the Floristry dept in a local garden centre along with some paper roses which I have been hoarding for years:
I also used white pearlescent card from Anna Marie designs, embossed with a Papermania Victorian Fleur folder.
Silver glitter card from Stix2, lace and silver congrats sentiment from my stash. The die cut heart was a RAK from a friend, it could be Tattered Lace but I'm not sure??

Please visit the main blog
to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! We're looking forward to seeing what you make this month.

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:
Crafty Girls CreationsAnything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Add some bling 
Word Art WednesdayAnything goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything goes opt flowers



Wednesday, 13 June 2018

A very yellow Elephant

Afternoon Folks!
I'm here to share a bright and cheerful card, I'm all caught up on DT makes for the moment so I had chance to play yesterday. This very cute elephant digi from Lee Holland has been waiting to be coloured for a while. I teamed him up with my latest favourite papers, Dovecraft - Basic Steps which I think you'll be seeing quite a bit of in the next few weeks. I love grey and yellow together in the summer, not so sure they work at Christmas!


 I used promarkers and a touch of pencil to colour him:


I just added some old Dovecraft ribbon and paper flower, along with a craftwork card sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

A Gem of a challenge - More Yellow than any other colour
Crafty Catz - Anything goes and optional ribbon or twine
Always Happy Birthdays - Anything ges opt summer birthday
Animal friends - Elephants
Crafty friends - Happy Birthday
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesdays- Anything goes
CHNPP- Anything goes with patterned paper
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Spots and dots
Fab n Funky - bring me sunshie
Pammies Inky pinkies-  Anything goes
I love promarkers - Anything goes


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Summer Fun!

Morning Folks!
It's Tuesday and Lorraine has chosen a lovely theme for us over at Passion for Promarkers this week:

SUMMER FUN 

Here's my card, I would love a snooze in a hammock in the sunshine somewhere!


Drinkies Anyone?

Card Details
Stamp - Penny Black - Kickin'
Sentiment - Humphrey's Corner
Papers - Forever Friends, magazine freebies and some scraps from my green folder
Flowers - Prima
Dies - Nestie Ovals and Marianne leaf die
Pearls from stash, glossy accents and white liquid pearls.

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
Get creating with your Winsor & Newton markers (formally promarkers) 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 Some Odd Girl
who are giving 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 - In the Garden
Cute Card Thursday - Hello Summer!
I love promarkers - Anything goes opt circles
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
CRAFT - Come play outside
Fussy and Fancy - Summer Fling
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
Craftaholics R Us - Gingham
Simon Says Stamp WednesdayAnything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
CHNPP  Anything Goes with patterned paper
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

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Saturday, 2 June 2018

Born Wild!

Morning Folks!
It's the first Saturday of the month, which means that the new challenge is just starting over at Penny Black Saturday Challenges !
As usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES
The optional 'Extra' challenge this time is
MASCULINE

I know lots of folks are not keen on making cards for the men in their lives, but actually I quite like making them as they generally tend to be quite CAS with minimal embellishments which suits me!! Do remember though that the masculine theme is just optional, if you prefer to make something more feminine that's fine with us - as long as it has a Penny Black image, die or stickeroo on it!

Here's my card:

Loved colouring Mr Hog on his cool motorbike!

Card Details
Stamp -  Born Wild! - coloured with promarkers and pencils
Papers - The Works
Matt Silver card - Paper Mill
Red card - Bazill
Banners - Stampin' Up punch and brads
Die Cut Happy Birthday - Cut and Make


I do hope you'll pop over to the main blog, just click on the picture below, to see the fabulous cards from the rest of the design team. 
We're also looking forward to seeing your entries, we are generously sponsored by 
The prize is a $20 voucher!

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave. I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Always happy birthday - Anything Birthday goes
Simon Says Stamp (Mondays) - Masculine
Simon Says Stamp (Wednesdays) - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Birthdays
CHNPP Anything Goes with patterned paper
Word art WednesdayAnything Goes
I love promarkersAnything Goes optional circles
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz - Anything goes optional black and white

Friday, 1 June 2018

Santa is on his way .....

Morning Folks!
Nobody panic after reading the title of this post, we are nearly halfway through the year (really?!) but the big fella in the red suit has not been sighted yet!
However, we would like to see your creations featuring 
SANTA 
over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE this month!

Something a little different from me this time. Goodness knows why but I was tempted into buying a Create and Craft Christmas topper and decoupage kit when I saw it on Facebook last year - I already have some old Christmas decoupage sheets hiding in a drawer but there's nothing like a new box of fresh crafting goodies is there! I was very plesently surprised by both the quality and amount of stuff in the kit though and it made a nice change from stamping! You might well see more from this kit in the future, but for now I love a good traditional 'Coca- Cola' Santa:




I just added some gold glitter peel offs, a snippet of ribbon and some gold gems from my stash. The kraft bag is from The Works.

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:
The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas
CHNPPAnything goes with patterned paper
Crimbo CrackersAnything Christmas goes
The Merry Christmas ChallengeAnything Christmas goes
Word Art WednesdayAnything goes

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Birthday Celebrations!!

Morning Folks!
Brace yourselves, this is going to be a long post!

We are super excited over at Passion for Promarkers this  week because we are celebrating our 9th Birthday!!
Can you hear the popping of champagne corks in the background?? Hopefully we might have some cake too!!

To celebrate we'd like you to share your Birthday Creations with us.

You really should join us as we have an amazing number of prizes on offer from our very generous sponsors:

DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher
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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
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Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice
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A Day for Daisies are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher
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Di’s Digi Stamps are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher
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Cowling & Wilcox are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of Promarkers (vibrant tones)
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All Dressed Up stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice
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Both teams have made cards this week so there is lots of inspiration on the main blog, do pop over and leave some love!!

So, here's my card using a very cute elephant digi from Bugaboo called Spring Elephant 1. I do have a soft spot for a cute elephant!! I'll let the pictures do the talking today:




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.

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Allsorts - also celebrating their 9th birthday - Happy Birthday
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
I love promarkersAnything goes
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Cute Card Thursday - The Great Outdoors
Alphabet Challenge - D is for dots
Di's digi challenges - load on the embellishments
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Simply PapercraftsAnything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Inspired by a song - When I see an elephant fly from the movie Dumbo

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Lucky winner at
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