Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Mega Christmas Challenge

Morning Folks!
An excited post from me this morning to let you know that the annual and very fabulous Mega Christmas Challenge is just starting over at Passion for Promarkers. Our theme is nice and easy:

HIP TO BE SQUARE

There are lots of fabulous prizes on offer (wish I could enter myself !!) you can check out all the details over on the main blog post here. The rest of the team 2 girlies have some fabulous cards to show you this week. The challenge is open until 1st January so you've got plenty of time to grab your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers and join us! You've got to be in it to win it!!

Here's my card, using one of my all time favourite Penny Black stamps - Let It Snow! This little mouse makes an appearance at least once every Christmas.


 Just love this joyful cutie!


The papers are odds and ends of old packs, Forever Friends and Crafter's Companion I think??

Thanks for visiting today.
I'd also like to enter the following challenges:


Saturday, 1 December 2018

Jolly Snowy

Hello again!
 As promised earlier I'm back again to share my DT card for
Penny Black Saturday Challenges 

The new challenge is just starting, as usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES, the optional 'Extra' challenge this time is
WINTER OR CHRISTMAS

I'm still in need of Christmas cards so I went with that option using this very cute Snowman stamp which is called Jolly Snowy - very appropriate as he has a big smile on his face. The green paper is by First Edition and always makes me think of woolly jumpers. 

He is coloured with promarkers and pencils along with a good sprinkle of glamour dust and stickles.



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:


Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
CHNPP Anything goes with patterned paper

CHNXmas - Anything Christmas goes
Crafty CatzAnything goes with option too cute
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas time
Country View ChallengeChristmas 
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Christmas
That's Crafty - Winter Wonderland
A gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
I love promarkers  - Anything goes with option Christmas
As you like it - Rubber or digi - Although I use both, I prefer using rubber stamps there's something special about stamping your own image, it feels more creative! 

Fancy Folds

Morning Folks!
As the first of December falls on a Saturday, I have two DT posts to share with you today. Here's the first, I'll be back shortly with my PBSC post too!

The new challenge theme over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE is:

FANCY FOLDS

I have to be honest here, I did cheat a bit with this theme because I had some ready scored Spring Fold cards in my stash from Every Crafts A Pound. No point in ignoring them again, they've been in my stash for years so about time they saw daylight. If you are looking for a tutorial on this fold this one is excellent. I also 'rediscovered' some LOTV toppers bought from Ebay in amongst some old papers so I used one of those too! 


Apologies for the slightly dark picture, it's been so gloomy here all week :-(

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

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
CHNPP Anything goes with patterned paper
CHNXmas - Anything Christmas goes

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Santa and a Lantern

Morning Folks!
Hope everyone is OK? I'm feeling like hibernating, I hate the cold dark winter months. If only I could stay under my duvet until Spring!!
This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers has been chosen by yours truely so I hope you like my choice: 
USE 3 OF SOMETHING
I think this is quite simple so I hope we get lots of entries.
Here's my card, I've used 3 designer papers and 3 pearls and added another Christmas card to the box!



Card Details
Image - Sugar Nellie coloured with promarkers, pencils and some wink of Stella to add some sparkle.
Papers - First Edition and Dovecraft Little Red Robin
Die cut - Marianne
Pearls and ribbon from stash 

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!

This week we have 2 fabulous prizes on offer:
A stamp set from Uniko and a pack of 6 Promarkers in mid tones. 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:
The Holly and the ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas goes
Stamping Sensations - Get ready for Christmas
CHNPP - anything goes with patterned paper
CHNXmasAnything Christmas goes
Creatalicious challenges - A/Goes optional layet it up
Cute card Thursday - Stars - on paper, image and tree
A Gem of a ChallengeAnything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Best Friends and Toadstools

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all well, I'm just getting over a nasty bug so I'll keep this brief so I don't spread my germs!!

The new challenge is just starting over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. This month our theme is 

THINGS OF FALL / AUTUMN

I think autumn is lasting a long time this year, the trees around us still have some fantastic colours on show. 

Here's the card I made using a recent Penny Black purchase called Best Friends. The papers are very old My Minds Eye papers which were a magazine cover gift years ago! The flowers are by prima and the Die cut is from Memory Box.


 Love this cute pair sat on their toadstools:


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:
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Pearly Sparkles - Autumn colours  - pearls in flower centres
Crafty Friends - 2 or more patterned papers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - With an Animal
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Give Thanks / Autumn colours
Penny Black and More - make someone smile 


Monday, 5 November 2018

Carol Singing Hedgehogs!

Evening Folks!
I'm afraid this post is rather late, I should have posted this Saturday but I have had a stinking cold for the last few days and haven't felt like doing anything. Pleased to say I'm feeling better today, just wish I could get rid of the cough!! 

Anyway, better late than never I hope, here is my DT inspiration for the latest Penny Black Saturday Challenge :

As usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES
The optional 'Extra' challenge this time is
ANYTHING BUT A CARD

I still need a few more Christmas cards to send to special family members so I've gone for the anything goes option. It's not showing up too well on the picture but the image is mounted on gold mirri card and there is some glitter in the red background mount. The die cut holly is a memory box die (I think) and the poinsettia are a Britannia die from Joanna Sheen. The papers are an assortment of old and new, by First Edition and The Works. 


The super cute stamp is called  Joyous Hymn.
There is some wink of Stella to sparkle up the lamp and some Doodlebug crushed velvet on the santa hat!


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. 


Thursday, 1 November 2018

Chill day

Morning Folks!
Goodnes me, how has it got to be November already? 
It will soon be Christmas - don't PANIC!!
To help you with your Christmas makes, we have a new challenge starting over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is nice and easy:

EMBOSSING
(Wet or Dry or Both!!)

We'd love you to join us!

Here's my card, I decided to play safe and go for dry embossing, I always get mixed results with heat embossing. I used a Crafter's Companion Texture Embossing folder, called Snow (no surprise there!) , as my embossing element, the card is slightly irredescent and sparkly. The PB stamp is called Chill Day.



One of my most used die cuts at this time of year - Memory Box Snowflake corner:

Other items
Promarkers to colour and versamark ink
Doodlebug crushed Velvet for hat, cuffs etc
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Gems - Hobbycraft
Dies - Memory Box Snowflake corner and border and Simply Creative Snowflakes

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! 


I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Winter Wonderland - Colour It
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Allsorts - Pearls and gems
CHNC - Anything Christmas goes
The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas goes
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Christmas
Simon says Stamp - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Animal Friends - Winter
Crafty Animals - Anything goes
CRAFT - Winter
Craft Rocket - Christmas is coming
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes

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

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