Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Karate Spencer

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

SPORTING OCCASIONS

I'm not a big sports fan but I do love watching tennis in the summer, I'm looking forward to the start of Wimbledon next week when not much crafting will be done! 

This time we are generously sponsored by


who are offering a $6 voucher to our lucky winner! They also kindly supplied the DT with some fab digi images to play with. Here's my card using the very handsome Spencer in Karate , as soon as I saw this image I had an idea of the card I wanted to make - monochrome and CAS with this cute bear as the focal point:


He was great fun to colour


I watched a couple of videos to try to figure out how to tie the ribbon to resemble the karate belt. It's hard to see but it does look quite similar in real life. All the paper is from my scraps folder, the stripey one is a magazine freebie and the dotty one is from Papermania capsule collection, it actually had a die cut circle missing from the centre but fortunately there was enough border left for this card. 

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.

Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:


Monday, 26 June 2017

Hello Turtle

Afternoon Folks,
Not a very productive weekend for crafting here but I did finally finish this card which is my first ever entry for the Gerder Steiner Progressive challenge, using the super cute Hello Friend Turtle. 


I coloured up this little chap last week with promarkers and then my mojo disappeared when deciding on the layout. 


In the end, after much faffing around I decided to go for a CAS design which I am quite pleased with - finally! The stripey paper (Chatterbox) and orange paper (The Snowman collection) are both from my scraps folders but they seemed perfect together with the turtle shell. The sentiment is from a Humphrey's Corner set.

Thanks for visiting today,

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes optional baby
Crafty Calendar Challenges - Boys will be boys
Crafty Animals - Anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Make It Manly
CHNPP - Anything goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - All creatures great and small


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Good Cluck!

Morning Folks!
We are already half way through June ( I know, really??) which means it's time for a new theme over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. This month we would like to see 

EMBOSSING
(wet or dry or both - we don't mind!)

I made this card for my son who has just done his AS exams. I was trying to find a fun, but masculine, exam good luck on Pinterest and came across several cards using a Stampin' Up set which I think is called Good Cluck. That sparked this idea using a Penny Black stamp called Cluck! Quack! 

My embossed element is the chicken wire background made using an SU hexagons embossing folder inked up with chalk ink on kraft paper - another idea from Pinterest! Love how this turned out.

Here's the close up view, love those happy faces and can just imagine the racket they are making!


and the sentiment inside the card, a Tim Holtz stamped greeting, trimmed and with a brown sticker added

Pleased to say my son thought this was great which made me happy!

Please 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:
Allsorts -Use at least 2 die cuts (circles and border around image)
Crafting by Designs - Things with wings
Animal Friends Challenge - Animals with wings
Penny Black and More - Anything goes
Quirky Crafts - Things with wings
My time to Craft - Down on the Farm
Creative Inspirations - Our furry feathered friends
MAWTT - Embossing

EDITED TO ADD:
I was a winner at Quirky Crafts

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Another cute elephant!

Morning Folks!
This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is nice and easy, we'd just like to see you 

ADD A SENTIMENT 

This time we are sponsored by one of my favourite digi stamp companies, Bugaboo and I got to play with this fabulous elephant stamp called Spring Elephant 2. You might remember that I used the matching Spring Elephant 1  on my last card here. Yep, I'm in love with these cute elephants!


How sweet is this cute elephant lying down??



Card Details
Papers - Hot diggity dog and Forever Friends
Image coloured with promarkers, stickles and glossy accents
Sentiment - Crafter's Companions - Humphrey's corner
Mesh Ribbon - Bunny Zoe's Crafts
 Pearls and flowers from stash


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.



 are offering a $12 voucher to our lucky winner!

Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Catch the bug - Stella says sketch - Using this fab sketch

The Cutie Pie challenge - All creatures great and small
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes


Friday, 2 June 2017

Spring Elephant

Morning Folks,
A super quick post from me today, I forgot to write this in advance - ooppss!!

This month at Making Memories Crafting we are sadly waving goodbye to some of the  design team - sniff sniff - but we are also welcoming lots of new faces too! We are also changing our format slightly, we will have an optional challenge every month but if it doesn't suit you we'd like you to join us as Anything goes! 
Our optional challenge this month is this Bingo board:  


We are sponsored by Bugaboo who kindly gave the DT some images to play with. I couldn't resist this super cute elephant which you can find here. I went for the central line top to bottom on the bingo board - 

Flowers - Image - Pearls


How cute are these two together?


Papers are First Edition
Sentiment is Crafter's Companion
Coloured with promarkers
Nesties to die cut
Flowers, pearls and ribbon from stash

I hope you'll join us over at 
you could win some fabulous stamps from Bugaboo

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes / Die cuts
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
Crafting with an attitude - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday -Bugs and Butterflies
Crafty Catz - Anything goes option Summertime


Thursday, 1 June 2017

Skiing Snowman

Morning Folks!
Can you believe that it's June already, how did that happen?? Not long until Christmas!! Perhaps you'd like to join our new challenge starting over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and get another card added to your box before December??

Our theme this time is:

NON TRADITIONAL COLOURS

 I based my card colour on these soft jade / turquoise coloured papers which are left overs from a combination of Christmas packs, including The Snowman and Forever Friends (I think!).  Somehow I always passed them by for the more traditional icy blues etc. as the jade colour didn't really say Christmas to me. However, now I have tried them,  I'm quite pleased with how this turned out - perhaps an old crafter can learn new colour combo's !!!


Here's a closer look at the brave downhill skier. He's coloured with promarkers with plenty of flocking added to his hat, liquid pearls for the falling snow and lots of stickles! 


The stamp is Penny Black Skiing Snowman. The sentiment stamp is from a bargain purchase in The Works, I think they were called contemporary Christmas sentiments by Docrafts. The trees and icicles are both cut with Die'sire dies.

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:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Colour Crazy challenges - Anything goes
Simon Says StampAnything goes
Crafting by DesignsAnything goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Christmas card Challenges - Christmas
CHNXmas Anything Christmas goes
Winter Wonderland - Hats +/ or scarves
Crimbo CrackersAnything Christmas goes
The Crafty AddictsAnything goes / use die cuts
CHNXmasExtra Anything Christmas goes

EDITED TO ADD:

christmasblog

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

It's a hedgehog party!

Morning Folks!
Hope those of you in the UK enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend, shame the weather couldn't have been a bit kinder!

This morning, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is just starting - Nat has chosen the theme this week - 

KINETIC CARDS

Now, I'll be the first to admit that kinetic cards are soooo not my thing, too much patience required and I always get frustrated if they don't work well. Anyhow, after a tour of Pinterest for ideas, I decided to try a double slider card. I watched this great video here which made everything look easy and set off boldly. I adjusted the measurements to suit a 12cm square card - I just can't think in inches. Everything was going well until I attached the mechanism to the card back and then disaster struck, I hadn't realised that you need to use foam tape so that there is enough space for the back panel to still move. My card just jammed shut!
 Lesson learnt, card binned after trying unsuccessfully to salvage the slider part. There followed quite a bit of snarling and some rude words ... this is version 2:

Closed:

and then opened:

In the end, I was pleased with how this turned out but it did take a while!! I've learnt a few things along the way which I'll share:
  • Use a thick strong card for the slider part, otherwise it will just bend
  • Freezer bag works well for the slider and doesn't rustle or fall to bits
  • Don't forget to attach to your card with foam tape or squares, saves a good deal of stress and swearing when it jams up
  • I think it is easier to add the patterned paper to the card tabs when you make them but leave adding the images until you're happy everything slides well
  • Keep the decoration on the tabs thin, so it still slides.

Card Details
Penny Black stamps - Your Birthday (centre) and Cheerful Critters clear stamps (a new purchase!)
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion
Coloured with promarkers, wink of stella and stickles
Papers - Dovecraft
Eyelet and ribbon from stash

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
There are some fabulous cards on display!

This week we are generously sponsored by All Dressed Up

who are offering 2 digis to our lucky winner!

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you like to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
Crafting From The HeartAnything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Birthdays
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Ribbon and rubber (there's ribbon on the pull tab)
Addicted to stamps - Animals
Colour Crazy challenges - Anything goes

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!
Image may contain: make-up

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

EDITED TO ADD

http://picasion.com/i/1UIDU/

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