Tuesday, 28 February 2017

In the Pink

Morning Folks!
I'm gradually getting back into the swing of things after a wonderful half term break, we visited Rome - took in some sights, ate great food and enjoyed a little sunshine!! Shame we had to come back to a rather grey and dull weekend :-(

Warning, my next card is rather bright, probably trying to compensate for the English weather!! 

This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is 
We are sponsored by Bugaboo and I had the perfect image waiting patiently in my digi files, it's called Pig Cupcakes! Whenever I look at this image, I always think of Esther the Wonder Pig on Facebook who is rather partial to a cupcake, she always makes me smile.
Here's my card, gone a bit retro on this one very old Dovecraft Papers and a spot of Card Candi which I haven't used in ages; I bought several colours when it was all the rage and now it seems to have gone out of fashion. Anyone else got a few packets tucked away??
Apologies for the photo quality, this was the best of a bad lot taken in the evening!

Thanks for visiting today, and 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.

As I said, this week we are generously sponsored by:


The super prize offered is 
4 Bugaboo digital stamps of the winner's choice.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty CatzAnything Goes
Brown Sugar ChallengeAnything Goes
Little Miss MuffetAnything Goes


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 
 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  


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 

(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:

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  
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.

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