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!


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Die Cut Thanks

Morning Folks!

Today sees the start of the first challenge for 2017 over at Sparkles Monthly . Babs has choosen the theme of 

THANK YOU

Here's my card, the first card in ages without any stamping on it. I raided the scraps box for a bright assortment of colours and a piece of black stripey paper - possibly antique Doodlebug?? I put the cuttlebug into overdrive with nesties octagon dies. The black card surrounding the letters is recycled from some packaging and is actually quite shiny but not showing up too well in the photo ;-(
 The silver die cut letters were cut using a Tim Holtz Vintage Market Alphabet die. Have to admit, I thought this card was going to be quick to make but after all the die cutting and tricky lining up to assemble I think it would have been quicker to colour up a large stamp!!


Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave. I hope you can join us over at Sparkles this month!

I'd also like to enter a few challenges:
The Male Room - A/Goes
Pixies snippet's Playground - A/Goes with snippets
Crafty Creations  - A/Goes

Friday, 6 January 2017

Edward Elephant

Morning Folks!

I'm really excited this morning because, after a lot of hard work by Lorraine and Sonia, the very first challenge over at Making Memories Crafting is just starting, I do hope you'll come over and join us:


The first challenge theme is everyone's favourite:

ANYTHING GOES

We are kindly being sponsored by Bugaboo




I've used a super cute stamp from Bugaboo for my card, Edward the Elephant - Hello. I thought he was quite appropriate for the new challenge:


I decided to keep this fairly simple so that Edward could take centre stage! 

Details:
Coloured with promarkers
Papers - Snippets of MME from stash
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion
Border Die - Stampin' Up
Flowers and Pearls to finish

I do hope you'll head over to Making Memories Crafting to see what the rest of the design team have made and that you'll join us this month.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
That's Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
PolkaDoodles - Anything Goes and new challenge blog and stamp
Crafty Sentiments - Something new = new challenge blog and stamp
City Crafter - Hello 2017
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Cute card Thursday - What's New new challenge blog and stamp
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
I love promarkersAnything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge -  Anything Goes
Creative InspirationsAnything Goes
CHPP Anything Goes

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers

Morning Folks! 

I know I am a little late but Happy New Year to you all - here's hoping 2017 is a good one!

It might be January and I'm nearly back at work but I still have a smile on my face this morning as I am thrilled to announce this is my first post as a member of the design team at Passion for Promarkers!!


A dream come true!!

The new challenge is just starting, the theme choosen by Kitty is

ANYTHING GOES

We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs who are giving our lucky winner 3 digis of their choice 
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Here's my card, using Bundle of Hearts from Crafty Sentiments:



Look at that gorgeous little face - although he does look slightly worried!



Hope you'll head over to Passion for Promarkers to see all the inspration from the rest of the team and join in the fun!

I'd also like to enter these challenges:
Mojo Monday - Sketch 478
Country View Crafts - Anything goes
The Ribbon GirlsAnything goes
Crafts Galore EncoreAnything goes
Brown SugarAnything goes
Crafty FriendsAnything goes
I love PromarkersAnything goes
Creative Inspirations Anything goes
CHPP Anything goes with patterned paper


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Merry Christmas


Just wanted to wish all my friends in Blogland

A very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year

xxxxx

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas Stocking pup

Afternoon Folks!

Wow, can you believe we are half way through December? I still feel like I missed November somewhere .... Of course the BIG event is next weekend - try not to panic anyone!!

Just thought I'd share the Christmas card I made for my hubby (at least I have that done!)
This stamp was in a job lot from ebay, cost quite a bit in postage and there was only one other nice stamp in there but I had to have this one - LOL!! 
I'm prowling around ebay quite often now looking for PB stamps as there don't seem to be many UK stockists anymore :-(
If anyone can recommend any please shout.

Back to the card, this stamp is called 'That Xmas Feeling', coloured with promarkers. I've combined it with an assortment of papers from my scraps folders along with a brand new piece of First Edition green 'Fairisle' paper which reminded me of knitting. I still struggle to start a new pad of paper, the stroking and admiring period can last ages before the scissors arrive! 
I kept the embellishment fairly simple as hubby doesn't do fussy!


As it's Christmas, I glittered his hat ... me ... his pom pom .... the desk and floor!


Have a great day whatever you're doing and thanks for visiting!

I'd also like to enter these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas goes
Sweet Stamper's - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Christmas or Winter
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Christmas with the Cuties - Cute and Christmassy
Crafty boots - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
The Ribbon girls - December Card Challenge
The Male Room - Challenge 50
Craftaholics - Christmas for guys
Aud Sentiments - Christmas for your love 
Winter Wonderland - For someone special
Crafty Ribbons - Christmastime creations with ribbon
Crimbo Crackers - Animals
Colour crazy - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
CHNC -  Cute or Christmas
Disdigidesigns - Happy Holidays

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