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:
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes optional baby
Crafty Calendar Challenges - Boys will be boys
Crafty Purple Frog - Make It Manly
CHNPP - Anything goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - All creatures great and small
Simon says stamp on Wednesdays - Patterned paper
Creative Knockouts - For the boys
The Ribbon Girls - June any image
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Pammies Inky pinkies - Anything goes

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
and Top 3 at




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