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 
 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

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A Purple Flapper

Morning Folks!
It's the middle of the month and time for a new theme over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, this time we would like to see you 

Although purple is my favourite colour I don't use it that often when paper crafting. Over Easter, I was sorting through some old magazines and came across this fab Debbie Moore image which was the bonus gift in one of them. Perfect for this challenge! The purple background paper is a piece of antique 'handmade' paper which was all the rage yonks ago!!  I felt the image was crying out for some bling, so out came the gems and mirri card:

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

Saturday, 4 May 2019

A mad trio of critters!

Morning Folks! 
Yippee, it's a bank holiday weekend here in the UK, I'm not planning much - hopefully just a nice chilled out break! I do have some tidying to do in my craft room. I'm doing some serious downsizing of my papercrafting stash but in sorting things out I seem to be ending up in a bigger mess. I have some House Mouse and other stamps listed here on Ebay so hoping they sell, it would be nice to think they are going to a home where they will be loved and enjoyed - not just gathering dust!

If you're looking for something to do, 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

I was a bit pushed for time this week so I passed on the optional extra and went for the Anything PB goes theme. I used a stamp which I bought last summer but that hadn't seen ink until now, this cute trio are from a T for transparent set called Cheerful Critters. I had a hunt through my scrap paper folders (that are once again bulging at the seams) and just added a quick die cut sentiment by cut and make from The Range.

Look at this mad trio - not a seatbelt in sight!!

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.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Let's see some holly!

Morning Folks!
We are celebrating a significent milestone over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today - it's our 100th challenge!! I think that's pretty good going!!
 Our new theme is:

Here's my card, I actually saved some images from Christmas cards that were sent to us last year and this sweet robin image was one of them! I kept this card fairly CAS as I wanted the focus to be on the image and because I need some nice flat, cheaper to post cards for my December stash! Papers are rather appropriately Dovecraft Little Red Robin and some scraps from a First Edition Christmas pad.

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