Saturday, 20 May 2017

Hot Pants!

Morning Folks!
Thank goodness it's the weekend, it seems to have been a very long week! Have you got anything nice planned? I'm hoping to tidy my craft room - it looks like a bomb has dropped in there - I think I must be a very messy crafter! 
I'm popping by this morning to share my second card as the guest DT member over at The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month!


It's time for the mid month reminder for the May challenge, the theme is 

WEDDING / ANNIVERSARY / LOVE

Here's my card, I've gone quite CAS and also used up a few snippets of some favourite papers. The PB stamp I have used is called 'Hot Pants', quite a small stamp but super cute I think and very easy to colour!


 Just realised that the balloon could do with some glossy accents over it - must do that later!


 Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you'd like to leave! Enjoy the weekend!!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Deep Ocean Challenge - Furry / Feathered Friends
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Ribbon and rubber
Creatalicious challenges - Anything goes and optional use stencils
Pixie's Snippet's playground - Week 281 / 282

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Tag it!

Morning Folks!

We had a great time at Passion for Promarkers last week celebrating our 8th Anniversary and looking at all your Bingo entries - good luck to everyone in the prize draw!
This week, our new theme has been chosen by Lorraine, and it is 
TAG IT  
a fun choice I think! 

Here's my card, using the trusty LOTV tag stamps for my tag element. This must be one of my most used sets of stamps, they are usually found on my desk rather than in a drawer! 


Love the smile on those chubby cheeks but I can't help thinking he needs to watch his fur and whiskers near all those candles! 


Card Details
Image - Penny Black - Forever Smile
coloured with promarkers and stickles
Sentiment tags - LOTV
Papers - Crafter's Companion - Birthday party
Poppy Stamps (?) Banner die 

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 the prize is a fabulous set of 12 promarkers, the steampunk collection!
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Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Cuttlebug Mania - You are tagged
Through the Craft Room DoorAnything goes
Pamie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything goes + opt stencils
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
The Crafter's Cafe - Birthdays
Deep Ocean Challenge - Furry / Feathered Friends
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes



Monday, 15 May 2017

Lots of Little legs!

Morning Folks! 
Can you believe that we are halfway through May already - where does the time go to lately??  
Anyhow, with it being the 15th, the new challenge is starting over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. I got to choose this month's theme so I hope you like it:

4 OR MORE LEGS

Lots of possibilities with that one I thought! 
True to my usual style I went for an animal themed Penny Black stamp which has lots of little legs on:

I've kept the card the card CAS for two reasons, I wanted the image to be the real focal point and also I was so indecisive I couldn't make up my mind whether to add die cuts, pearls, gems or flowers ... after much faffing around I went back to my first plan - ribbon and sentiment!!


Card Details:
Stamp - PB Cheesecake parade
coloured with promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Bact to Basics - Bright Spark
Ribbon - Anita's 
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion

Please visit the main blog

to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team. I do hope you'll join us this month, I'm looking forward to seeing your makes!

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 Cutie Pie Challenge - Ribbon and Rubber
Pamie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything goes + opt stencils
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
The Crafter's Cafe - Birthdays
Craft - Dee Bowz - Anything goes with a Bow
The Ribbon Girls - May Challenge
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenges - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Passion for Promarkers Anniversay and a Turtle!

Morning Folks! 
Brace Yourselves, this is a long post!

We are super excited over at Passion for Promarkers this week as we are celebrating our 8th Anniversay!! Can you hear the popping of corks in the background?? We are not playing the usual party games, instead we'd like you to join us in a spot of 

BINGO

Here's the board we'd like you to use - don't forget to tell us which line you've used and remember you must use Winsor and Newton / Letraset markers on your creations.

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We have an amazing number of prizes on offer this week from our generous sponsors:

Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a $21.00 voucher to spend in their online store. 
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DigiStamp Boutique are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
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 Dies to Die for are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher to spend in their online store. 
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Uniko stamps is offering one lucky winner one in-stock stamp set of their choice.
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Alicia Bel are offering one lucky winner a 10 Euro voucher to spend in their online store. 


 Petal Lu are offering a 30% voucher on products  in their online store. 

Both teams have made cards this week so there is lots of inspiration on the main blog, do pop over and leave some love!!

Here's my card, using a really cute digi from Bugaboo called Turtles Birthday which I have had for ages but it is still one of my 'go to' images - it just makes me smile!


I've gone for the bingo line 
Polka dots - square card - Birthday 


The papers are Dovecraft - More or Less (a bargain in The Works recently)
Sentiment - LOTV
Twine and enamel dots from Me to You collection

I'd like to enter the following challenges:


Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Cute Card ThursdayAnything goes
Crafty AnimalsAnything goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Purple Frog - to celebrate the little people ( sent this to my young nephew!)
Come and get it challenges - Birthday Wishes
Pile it On - Animals

Thank you so much for visiting today and for getting to the end of this long post!

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Cheesecake Dreams

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all OK and looking forward to the weekend! 
I've got a BIG smile on my face this morning as I am the guest DT member over at The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month!
 Thank you to Helen and the girls for inviting me to join them and for the fab badge!

The new challenge theme is 

WEDDING / ANNIVERSARY / LOVE

Here's my card, I've gone for the Anniversary option. I seem to be in a phase of making masculine cards at the moment, so I'm planning to give this cute card using PB stamp called Cheesecake Dreams, to my hubby for our anniversary. I'm actually getting a bit ahead of myself, which makes a change, as the special day isn't until August!


Card Details
Nesties Dies
Papers - Wellington
Sentiment - LOTV
Brads - Making Memories

Enjoy the weekend!
Thanks for popping over today and for any comments you leave!

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Catch the bug - Anything goes
My time to Craft - Masculine


Friday, 5 May 2017

Henry the sick car!

Morning Folks!
It's the first Friday of the month which means it's time for a new challenge over at Making Memories Crafting 
Our new theme is everyone's favourite:

ANYTHING GOES

This month we are being sponsored by Sparkle Sprinkle


who also kindly gave the design team some images to play with. Here's my card using the fabulous Henry which you can find here in the shop. He was super fun to colour with the trusty promarkers. As this is a 'masculine card', I went with minimal frills - just a silver mirri frame and a few bits of card candi. The stamped sentiment is from Stampin' Up.


I hope you'll head over to the main blog to see some more inspiration from the rest of the design team.
We'd love to see what you have been creating so please try to join us this month!!

Thanks for dropping by today!

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
CHNPPAnything goes with patterned paper
Cardz 4 Guyz - Inspired by a film, a book or Music - It had to be Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes


Monday, 1 May 2017

Polar Bear Family

Morning Folks!
Happy May Day! I hope those in the UK are enjoying the  bank holiday weekend - must say it's a tad chilly here! 

As it's the first of the month, we have a new challenge starting over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE  and the theme is:

SNOWFLAKES

Here's my card, using a Craft Creations decoupage sheet that I bought many, many years ago when I first started card making - in an era before the rubber stamping and colouring addiction! As it's quite a large decoupage sheet I just mounted it, added some stickles to the image for a bit of festive sparkle and a couple of die cut snowflakes with gem centres. The photo makes the card look a bit out of shape, it isn't really, but I was struggling with the reflection off the silver mirri card - so need to improve the photography skills!


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:
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Add some sparkle or bling
 

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Fish are Jumpin'

Morning Folks!
I'm back home after a few days away in the Netherlands which was wonderful - I don't think I have ever seen as many Spring bulbs before!! This was the view across the fields about 5 minutes from where we were staying:
Just stunning! 
Back to blogging, this week Kitty has chosen the new challenge theme over at Passion for Promarkers  which is  ADD A CHARM   

Here's my card, with apologies for the slightly fuzzy picture! I found this fish charm in my stash and so the fishing theme was decided! I was quite surprised to find I had 3 fishing stamps in my collection - not bad considering I don't know any fishermen! I decided to go with the Penny Black stamp (no big surprise!) as it matched the colours on this piece of stripey paper really well!


Love the lips on these fish!!

Card Details
Stamp - Penny Black - 'Fish are Jumpin'
Coloured with promarkers and chalk ink
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Die - Go Kreate
Papers - Santoro Gorjuss collection and First Edition
Buttons and Brad - Docrafts
Hessian - Art of Craft

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
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who are giving two digi's to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes with option Birthdays
CHNPP - Anything Goes with patterned papers
Sweet Stampers - Animals
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky pinkies - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - The Great Outdoors

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Pink and Grey

Morning Folks! 
It's a super quick post from me this morning to tell you the new challenge is starting at Sparkles Monthly Challenges . This time, we would like to see your favourite colour combinations. Here's my card made using one of my favourite combinations - I have quite a few!- in this case pink and grey: 


Here's a closer look at this little cutie


Thank you so much for visiting today and please visit the main blog

to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Little ladybirds

Morning Folks!

This week, Karen has chosen the theme of   

FLOWER POWER

for the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers

We are generously sponsored by:

who are giving 4 digi images to our lucky winner!

Recently, in an uncharacteristic bid to get more organised and to reduce the amount of stray notes and scraps of paper on my desk (which I always mislay at the crucial moment) I decided to invest in a decent notebook. Sadly, the supermarket selection was practical but a little dull ....

so I decided to use this fun bugaboo image called Scene it - ladybugs to add a bit of interest:

Here's a closer look, the ladybirds have glossy accents on their shells and there's a touch of stickles on the flowers!



I'm hoping that the bright colour will mean that I'll be able to find the notebook on my desk ... wish me luck because it currently looks like a bombsite!
I'm off to do some tidying up! 

Meanwhile, 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!! 

Thanks for visiting today xx