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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Passion for Promarkers #342...Things with Wings


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is all about...
THINGS WITH WINGS

We are sponsored by
 http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
this week and they are offering a $21.00 voucher to spend in their online store.

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: Di's Digi Stamps (Pilot Ted and Field Background)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red and Daffodil Delight)
Sentiments: Created on the computer using 'Calamity Jane NF' font

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Kelly 21st Birthday


Good morning,

I'm sharing a little card today that I recently made for my son's girlfriend Kelly for her 21st birthday. I couldn't resist this adorable little Patch image from one of my LOTV art pads...Kelly loves dogs so he was the perfect choice to go on her card!

Pre-Coloured Image: Lily of the Valley Art Pad (Jack, Patch & Puss)
Embellishments: Gingham Ribbon, Stickles (Stardust) & Gems from my craft stash
Tools: Embossilicious Folder (Florabunda), Die-Namics Die (By The Numbers), Scalloped Circle Nestabilities
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Tempus Sans ITC' font

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Passion for Promarkers #340...Four Legged Friends


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is all about...
FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS

We are sponsored by
http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/
and the prize is a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: Di's Digi Stamps (Daisy Bear)
Digital Border: RebeccaB Designs (Borders 2 #11)
Digital Design Papers: Shabby Princess (Oh So Pretty)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Pearls from my craft stash
Sentiment: TLC

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

1st Birthday Card


Good morning,

Hope you all had a wonderful easter weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed the longer weekend break away from work, its just a shame that we only had one nice day of dry weather. We did manage to cut the grass and tidy the garden up a bit on Good Friday so at least we were able to tick something off our list!

I'm sharing a card today that I recently made for a 1st birthday...I know I've said it before but pre-coloured images are a god send when you need a quick card and I adore these little critters from one of the Lily of the Valley art pads...they're so cute!

Pre-Coloured Image: Lily of the Valley (Art Pad Jack, Patch & Puss)
Digital Design Papers: Scraps from my stash
Card Stock: SU! (Brilliant Blue)
Embellishments: Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Die-Namics Bottlecap Numbers & Letters (My Mums Craft Shop), Circle Punch
Sentiment: Lily of The Valley (Art Pad Set 8 General Sentiments)

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Passion for Promarkers #338...Spring has Sprung


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme has been chosen by moi!

As the long Easter weekend is just a few days away and the first day of spring was on Sunday, I've gone for...
SPRING HAS SPRUNG

We have two fab sponsors this week
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MicheleRDesign
and they are offering a €10 voucher to spend in their online store

http://www.letraset.com/
and they are offering a pack of Letraset Aquamarkers (set 2)

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: Di's Digi Stamps (Easter Bonnet Bunny)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Friends)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Lace, Pearls and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Poppy Stamps (Simple Banner Die) & Cricut Expression
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Chicklets - Happy Easter)

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

New Baby Boy Card


Good morning,

Wow! Hasn't the weather been amazing over the last few days? Fingers crossed it holds on for a couple of weeks until Easter gets here...we might actually get some work done in the garden if we're lucky!

I'm just popping in to share this new born baby card I was recently asked to make...I really love yellow and blue together...it's fast becoming one of my fav colour combinations!

Pre-Coloured Image: Cuddly Buddly (Eline's Baby Bear Set)
Digital Design Papers: Cuddly Buddly (Eline's Best Friends and Springtime)
Card Stock: SU! (Brocade Blue)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Lace and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'I Love a Ginger' font

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Passion for Promarkers #336...Cute Critters!


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is all about...
CUTE CRITTERS

We are sponsored by
and the prize is a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Duke Dog Set)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Just a Big Sweetie & I Love You a Latte)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Essential Sentiments Set)

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

30th Birthday Card


I think I most probably get the 'worst blogger award so far for 2016 and I am so sorry I haven't been aorund much to visit your blogs.

I have no excuse, I just need to get better at managing my time. I have made a few cards recently but they have largely been with pre-coloured images for quickness. I'm also embarassed to say that I have also recently bought some shop cards for family & friends birthdays but they have been very kind and haven't beaten me up about it!

Anyhoo, I mjade this card a while ago for a lady who loves, frogs, green and yellow....bingo, a perfectly co-ordinated card to which I added ribbon, lace and pearls to girlify it.

Also, just to prove I haven't been completely idle..I have been crocheting throughout the dark winter evenings and below are some piccy's of recent makes I've finished...





Pre-coloured Image: Cuddly Buddly (Eline's Frogs #1)
Digital Design Papers: Designs by Krista (Breezy)
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Lace & Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Poppy Stamps (Simple Banner Die) and Martha Stewart Border Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'DK Crayon Crumble' font

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Passion for Promarkers...Dies and/or Punches


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme has been chosen by my lovely teamie Sue and she has gone for...
DIES AND/OR PUNCHES

We are sponsored by
http://www.diestodiefor.com/
and the prize is a £15.00 voucher to spend in their online store

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: Di's Digi Stamps (Some Bunny Special)
Digital Design Papers: Digi Chick (Brads Everyday Life)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Poppy Stamps (Simple Banner Die), Crafts Too (Fence Die) and Nestabilities (Lacey Circles)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Florence...1st Birthday Card


Good morning,

Brrr...its very chilly here today even though the sun is shining. We had a very hectic few days last week preparing for a mini break to visit family in Scotland. We had a wonderful few days even though it was extremely cold. We arrived home to no heating or hot water last night but thankfully hubby managed to sort it out and we're defrosting now.

I haven't managed to visit any blogs over the last week or so but I hope to rectify that over the next couple of days.

I made this card recently for a little girl who is celebrating her 1st birthday...I couldn't resist using a bit of gingham with one of these adorable pre-coloured images from Lily of the Valley.

Pre-Coloured Image: Lily of the Valley (Art Pad 20 - Pretty Girls)
Digital Design Papers: DigiBonbons (Diagonal Bold Gingham and Brights Small Chevron)
Card Stock: SU! (Daffodil Delight)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearls, Heart Button and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Martha Stewart Border Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'DK Crayon Crumble' font

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Passion for Promarkers #332...Papertastic


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
PAPERTASTIC

We are sponsored by
http://www.littlemissmuffetstamps.com/
and the prize is a $6.00 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: Little Miss Muffet Stamps (Larry's Good Luck)
Digital Design Papers: DigiBonbons (Diagonal Bold Gingham and Chevrons)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Certainly Celery)
Embellishments: Ribbon & Gems from my craft stash
Tools: Martha Stewart Border Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Pristina' font

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Passion for Promarkers #330...Clean and Simple


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is one of my favourites...
CLEAN AND SIMPLE

We are sponsored by
http://www.littleclaire.co.uk/
and details of the prize they are offering can be found over on the challenge blog.

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image & Sentiment: Bugaboo Stamps (Happy Valentines To Ewe) and
Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol.2)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)

Saturday, 16 January 2016

My Granny Blanket is Finished!

Happy Saturday everyone,

I'm just popping in to share a photo or two of my finished granny blanket that I crocheted for my daughter Sophie.

I also wanted to use this post to document the details of this blanket for future reference, so here goes...

I started this blanket on 22nd August 2015 and finally finished it on 14th January 2016 with a 3-4 week break for Christmas. I turned the granny square into a rectangle by adding 18 rows to 2 x opposite ends of the blanket.


Hook Size: 4mm
Finished Blanket size (including the border): 61.5" x 49.5"
Yarn Used: StyleCraft Double Knit - 16 x 100g Balls
7 x White
3 x Candy Floss
3 x Sherbert
3 x Silver

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Passion for Promarkers #328...Fantasy


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers

My gorgeous and inspirational teamie Lorraine C has chosen the theme this week which is...
FANTASY

and we are sponsored by
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
They are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their online store

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Harry & Football, One to Three, Large Birthday Sentiments), RebeccaB Designs (Borders #2)
Digital Design Papers: DigiChick (Boyish Basics)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Baja Breeze)

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

21st Birthday Card


Good morning,

I hope you have all had a wonderful start to the new year! Hubby and I had a quiet night in on NYE, whilst Sophie, James and his girlfriend Kelly were out partying at a friends house.

I haven't made any new year resolutions as such, but I do want to make a concerted effort to find more me/craft time this year as I failed miserably last year and ended up buying many shop bought cards for family and friends.

So on to my first card for 2016 which was actually one that I made at the beginning of December 2015. It was a request from one of James' work colleague's and the brief was for a 21st birthday and it had to have champagne on it somewhere. I found this image on Google and personalised it with the 'spraying 21's'  and also the recipients name on the bottle label. The green and yellow came about from the champagne bottle and I decided to keep the rest of the card fairly clean and saimple!

Digital Image: Sourced from Google
Embellishments: Ribbon and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Embossilicious Folder (Florabunda), Die-Namics Die (By The Numbers)
Sentiment: Craftworks Cards

Thursday, 31 December 2015

*** Last Post of 2015 ***


Wow! How bad a blogger have I been throughout the month of December?

I literally feel like I have blinked and missed this last month, although it did momentarily slow down so that I could enjoy the Christmas celebrations, despite having a head cold and a chest infection.

Today, I wanted to pop in to share my last Christmas card of the year, which was a card I made for my hubby. I also want to say a massive thank you to my regular visitors for your continued support and for always leaving such encouraging comments on my creations.

I wish you and your family's all the best for the new year and I hope it will be a very crafty one for us all!


Last but not least...the piccy below is one, of a quick batch of Christmas cards I threw together just before the last posting date for Christmas. The cards are A6 in size and I purposely made them not too deep so they could be posted without having to go large on the stamps! I cased the design from a card I found on Pinterest and the original can be viewed here


Recipe...Hubby's Christmas Card
Digital Image: Bugaboo Digi Stamps (Sign It Santa)
Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (Anytime Festive and Dotty Christmas)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Card Candy
Tools: Circular Punch
Sentiment: Both created on the computer

Recipe...Batch Made Christmas Cards
Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Jolly Holly...old freebie)
Design Papers: Dovecraft
Embellishments: Twine & Buttons from my craft stash
Tools: Sizzix On the Edge Die - Boughs of Holly by Tim Holtz

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Passion for Promarkers #326...Lets Celebrate


Good morning,

I must start with an apology for not posting on my blog since the beginning of December. Work is always extremely busy for me around this time of year and what with all the Christmas preparations too, crafting is normally last on my list of things to be done.

I am however here today, to tell you about our month long MEGA CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE over at Passion for Promarkers and the theme is *** LET'S CELEBRATE ***

The challenge started on 8th December 2015 and runs until the 5th January 2016 and although you are more than welcome to make Christmas cards, you can of course make any type of creation as long as you follow the theme.

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

We have some fantastic sponsor prizes up for grabs and you can find them all listed below;

2 x packs of Winsor & Newton Promarkers, 1 A4 bleedproof marker pad, 1 A4 pack of Safmat and 1 pack of transfers

£10.00 voucher to spend in their online store

$30.00 voucher to spend in their store.

2 digital images - ‘Serenity Blossom’ and ‘Octavia Thinking'

€10.00 voucher to spend in her store

3 digis of their choice from their online store

3 digis of their choice from their online store

$20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store

£10.00 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: From the Heart Stamps (Christmas Spirit Birdbrain)
Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (Starlight Papers) and DigiBonbons (Chevrons)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Embellishments: Twine from my craft stash
Tools: Computer to create the dashed border around the image
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Male Christmas Greetings)

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Passion for Promarkers #325...Christmas Tree


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers

My gorgeous and inspirational teamie Lorraine B has chosen the theme this week which is
CHRISTMAS TREE

Now, I have to admit this is my first Christmas card of the year (shameful I know) and one of only three personalised cards that I'll be making...the rest will be batch made and I've already got a bit of a production line going.

Over the years I've taken the view that crafting is supposed to be fun and relaxing but I've always felt pressure in producing so many individual handmade Christmas designs. For the last couple of years I make individual cards for hubby, James & Sophie and everyone else gets the same...simples!

this week we are sponsored by
http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/
and they are offering a $12.00 voucher for their online store

Digital Image: Di's Digi Downloads (Daisies Christmas Tree)
Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (Wintertime Sorbet - Small Snowflakes)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearls and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics (Simply Scallops Medium), Memory Box (Modern Landscape Border)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Female Christmas Greetings)