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

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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


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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
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Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! 

Thanks for visiting today xx

Friday, 7 April 2017

In A Dragonfly Garden

Morning Folks! 
Hope you're enjoying the beautiful Spring weather!
It's the first Friday of the month which means a new challenge is starting over at Making Memories Crafting 
We have this gorgeous colour inspiration for you:


Such pretty colours! 
Here's my card, it's my first attempt at using Card-io stamps. I saw them being demonstrated at the 'Make It' show earlier in the year and thought they looked fun but I managed to resist the temptation to buy any.... Then a few weeks ago I saw this Dragonfly Garden set on Amazon and it 'just fell into my basket' - does anyone else have that problem??   
This card was really quick and fun to make, I just grabbed a selection of ink pads (memento dew drops, some stampin' up and a couple from versa colour) that were as close as possible to the colour palette, masked off the bottom of my card with post it notes and went potty with the tiny stamps!! Quite pleased with the end result, especially when I added a few touches of glamour dust! Hard to see in the photo but it has added some nice sparkle! Added a sentiment from Stampin' Up and trimmed and mounted! Ta - Da!!


I think Card-io stamps could become addictive!! 

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Thanks for visiting today! 
I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
That's Crafty! Challenge - Foliage and Flowers 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Gingerbread man

Morning Folks!
Pinch, punch first day of the month ... 
Could someone please tell me why March went by so quickly??  It will soon be Christmas again!! 
If you are trying to get ahead this year with your Christmas makes you might like to join the fun over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge, where the new theme is 

CANDY CANES

I must admit when I first read this challenge theme, my heart sank a bit because I don't have many stamps that have a candy cane on them. The House Mouse one I did think about using includes a hamster and no matter how hard I try when colouring him, he always ends up looking like a ginger tennis ball - not really the desired effect. After some head scratching and a quick google search, I found this cute gingerbread man complete with candy cane at Whimsie Doodles - perfect for a quick tag:


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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:
Cute Card Thursday - Warm colour tones
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes 
CHNC Anything Christmas
CHNC Extra Anything Christmas
Allsorts - Food