Monday, 15 July 2019

Time for a Wedding

Afternoon Folks!
It's a gorgeous day here in Hampshire, bright sunny and pleasantly warm - the perfect day for a Wedding, which is appropriate as that is the new theme over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges!

Here's my card using a pre coloured topper from LOTV, some gorgeous shabby chic papers from The Works, and an assortment of finishing touches from my stash:


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

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

A flowery Elephant

Morning Folks!
This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is nice and easy:
FLOWERS
Here's my card using one of my favourite Bugaboo stamps called Spring Elephant 1 which you can find here


 I used some old LOTV papers from their Bowties and Bonnets collection. I'm getting reluctant to cut into my LOTV papers that I have left because I know they are sadly no longer available, which is silly really because I probably have enough papers to last me for the next decade!


I added some flowers, ribbon and pearls from my stash and finished the card with a die cut sentiment fron Craftwork cards that I bought years ago at a craft show.


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:
The prize is a pack 6 skin tone markers

Thanks for visiting today xx

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Fresh baked Cookies?

Morning Folks!
We are into July and I'm feeling that summer has arrived, nearly the end of term, Wimbledon on the telly and finally some decent weather!!

The new challenge is just starting over at Penny Black Saturday Challenges , as usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES
The optional 'Extra' challenge this time is

FOOD AND DRINK

I have used a really sweet stamp from the PB T for Transparent Happy Critters set for a very CAS card:

I wonder if mice have bake off competitions??


I do hope you'll pop over to the main blog, just click on the picture below, to see the fabulous cards from the rest of the design team. 
We're also looking forward to seeing your entries, we are generously sponsored by 
The prize is a $20 voucher.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave.


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Inclue a Tree

Evening Folks! 
Just a quick post from me tonight to let you know that we have a new challenge over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. It was my turn to choose the theme so I hope you like it! The theme is:
INCLUDE A TREE
I had a hunt hrough my LOTV rubber stamps and found this cutie to use:


The stamp is called 'A star on Top' coloured with promarkers and some stickles
Papers - Wonderland by Helz Cuppleditch & DCWV
 Die Cut - Cut and Make

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


Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Bad Kitty!

Afternoon Folks!
This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is right up my street :

4 LEGGED FRIENDS  

I used a PB stamp that I got for Christmas but hadn't seen ink until yesterday - there don't seem to be enough hours in the day lately!! It's called 'a little bird...' and it reminds me of the Sylvester and Tweety Pie cartoons I watched as a  kid!!  Anyway, here's my card

I do hope the feather's aren't the last traces of Tweety Pie!


Love the sentiment which came with this set:

Card Details
Papers - Dovecraft Baby Steps
Dies - The Works and Crafter's Companions
Card Candi coloured with promarkers to match the 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.

This week we are generously sponsored by:
The prize is a 6 pack of metallic markers
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Something a bit different ...

Happy Weekend Folks!
Have you got anything nice planned for the weekend? I'm hoping to dry out after a really miserable wet week here in Hampshire! Felt like I needed a snorkel and flippers waiting for the bus this week! 
As we are mid way through the month, it's time for our new theme over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. This month, Helen would like to see projects with 
NO PATTERNED PAPER.

I've gone off on a tangent this month, no paper at all - just some wool!! This is a crochet  labrador I made as a gift for a work collegue who retired recently - she's hoping to spend more time with her 2 chocolate labs! I only started learning to crochet at the end of last year and it has become an addiction!! So many things I want to try, I just need more hours in the day!
 Apologies for the dull pictures, I had to photograph it before leaving for work last Friday - I only managed to finish him in the nick of time!
I got the pattern from the Edward's Menagerie Dogs book by Kerry Lord. He is made with a 4mm hook and Hayfield bonus DK yarn.
Pleased to say my friend was thrilled x

Please visit the main blog
to see what the rest of the design team have been making!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Pretty in Pink

Morning Folks!
Where has the summer got to? I'm fed up of grey rainy days!
This week, Elaine has choosen the new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and she would like you to
MAKE IT PINK  
A great theme don't you think? Here's my card using an old but much loved LOTV rubber stamp called Armful of Daisies, which I think has been discontinued. I had a quick look, but I can't see it in their digi collection on Etsy. 

Love those big furry paws!
Card Details
Papers - Dovecraft
Flowers - Prima
Sentiment - Back to Basics
Gems / Pearls / Ribbons 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.

This week we have a pack of 6 neon promarkers for our lucky winner!

Thanks for visiting today xx

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Bailey the Reindeer

Back again!
Yep, it's me popping up yet again today, to let you know that we have a new challenge starting over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE and the theme is:

REINDEER

This challenge is perfect for me, as you know I mainly enjoy colouring up animal stamps. When I saw the theme, I had just the stamp in mind that I wanted to use. I had a dig around in my digi collection and found this super cute reindeer from Digistamp Boutique. Still sad the shop has closed because it was one of my very favourite digi stamp suppliers :-(
Please meet Bailey:
 Love that sweet expression:
Card Details
Papers - Docraft's - The night before Christmas and Karen Foster scrapbooking paper
Bailey coloured with promarkers, pencils and gel pen
Glossy accents on nose
Die cuts - Memory Box
Gems and Ribbons - Art of Craft

Please click the piccy below to visit the main blog to 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

In a hurry to a party ...

Morning Folks!
It's just like buses again on my blog, nothing for ages then a flurry of posts!
This one is to say that the new challenge is just starting over at Penny Black Saturday Challenges 

As usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES
The optional 'Extra' challenge this time is
PARTIAL STAMPING

I needed a really quick birthday card last week for a young friend, here's what I made in a tearing hurry to catch the post. Actually, I think this might be a good way to work, I didn't hunt through lots of papers or stamps. I just grabbed some odds and ends that were left over on my desk  from making this card and cracked on!! 
I even had time to photograph it before posting !!

Card Details
Stamp - Penny Black T for transparent - Cheerful Critters
The papers are Docrafts Papermania
Sentiment - Letraset rub on
Die cuts - Stampin Up and nesties

I do hope you'll pop over to the main blog, just click on the picture below, to see the fabulous cards from the rest of the design team. 
We're also looking forward to seeing your entries, we are generously sponsored by 
The prize is a $20 voucher.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave. I'd also like to enter the following challenges:


Friday, 31 May 2019

A well dressed elephant

Hi Folks!
My blog has been a bit neglected this week as we have been away for a few days in Dorset, which was lovely and very relaxing!
I meant to schedule my card for the new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers before we left but completely forgot :-(
Anyway, better late than never (I hope) here's my card for the new theme which is 
ADD GEMS / PEARLS
 I inked up a very old Humprey's Corner stamp that hasn't seen the light of day in a very loooong while:

 Isn't she pretty!

Card Details
Papers - Floral Fancy by First Edition
Die cut edge - The Works
Die cut florish - Memory Box 
Flowers by Prima and pearls from ebay.

I do hope you'll 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, you still have plenty of time!! 
This week we have a wonderful prize of a set of promarkers for our lucky winner!

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Simon says stampAnything goes
MAWTT - Monochrome


Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Balloon Madness

Afternoon Folks!
Hope you're enjoying the sunshine? Brace yourselves for a long post ... biccys and a cuppa might be needed!

It's a very special day over at A passion for promarkers as we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary!!!!
I think you'll agree that's a long time in Blogland and worth celebrating in style!

We have a really easy theme for this week
 "anything goes".  

As the title suggests you can make anything you like, but please remember to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers)  
We expect to see lots of entries this week so please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  

I know you'll want to enter when you see the fantastic prizes that are up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual.  Here we go....

Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
Bugaboo Stamps are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher
Di’s Digi Stamps are offering one lucky winner a $6.00 voucher
Crafty Sentiments designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digi images
Leann’s World 101 is offering one lucky winner 2 digi images
Dr Digi’s House of Stamps is offering one lucky winner 2 digi images
Cowling & Wilcox are offering one lucky winner a 12 pack of promarkers (set 1)

Wow, we told you there were amazing prizes didn’t we?  Definitely lots of reasons to join in the fun this week!! To give you lots of inspiration we have both Team 1 and Team 2 to share their creations over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and here's a look at my DT card...


I used a really fun and jolly PB stamp called Balloon Madness, don't these little guys look like they are having fun


 The spotty paper is from my scraps folder, I used a Die'sire embossing folder called petite dot and a die by cut and make. 

Thanks for looking and get busy with those letraset markers!! 
I'd also like to join in the challenges at
Allsorts - Happy Birthday - Congrats on your 10th Birthday too!
Penny Black and More - Feminine or Anything goes