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Friday, 28 August 2015

Champ Rosette


Good morning,

Todays card is pre-scheduled as I'm enjoying a short break in Paris with my hubby and daughter. We're due back tomorrow and I'll be visiting your blogs over the weekend to catch up with your recent makes!

This little card was made for the grandson of our friends in America. I saw the cutest little set of Batman PJ's which I purchased and sent to Andrew and the colours on the card were of course inspired by the jammies.

I handmade the pinwheel (its about 5" in diameter) and the centre badge was created on the computer and mounted on to plain black card stock.

Here's a piccy of the main man...this one is called 'Rainy Day Batman'

Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (The Last Key) and Echo Park (Candy Shoppe)
Tools: Die-namics (Fishtail Flags Stax), Quickutz Photo Corner Die, Sizzix Circular Scalloped Die and Circular Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Berlin Sans FB' font

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Passion for Promarkers #311...Animals


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 Lorraine B.

The theme is ANIMALS so need to explain any further...its simples!

We are sponsored by A Day for Daisies
and they are offering a $12.00 voucher to the winner (chosen randomly) 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 (Blooming Lovely Hedgehogs)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Lavender Lace and Lovely Lilac)
Embellishments: Ribbon and Pearls from my craft stash
Sentiment: Bazzill Basics Rub-on

Friday, 21 August 2015

18th Birthday Card


Good morning,

I hope everyone is well and that you are all looking forward to the weekend!

I'm sharing an 18th birthday card I made recently for a friend of my daughter's. I've attempted a card that doesn't have a digital image as I haven't felt much like colouring in with my Promarkers recently. It kind of turned out OK but all the white space is kind of freaking me out!

Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Contagious cheer)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Button and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Circular Punch, Sizzix Circular Scalloped Die and Poppystamps (Simple Banner Die)
Sentiment: Number 18 created on the computer using 'Berlin Sans FB' font

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

1st Birthday Card


Good morning,

A quickie card to share with you today using one of the pre-coloured images from a Lily of the Valley art pad.  I love these, they're uber cute and perfect when a card is required at short notice!

Pre-coloured Image: Lily of the Valley (Art Pad 12 - Toddlers)
Digital Design Papers: Paper Creator (Will This Help?)
Embellishments: Button from my craft stash (Favorite Findings)
Tools: Die-Namics Die (By The Numbers)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'DK Crayon Crumble' font

Friday, 14 August 2015

Proud Grandparents Card


Good morning,

It's very soggy and wet here this morning from so much rain yesterday. I think we are due more rain today so it may be an indoors kind of day!

My work colleague recently became a grandparent for the first time and she's been so excited about her little grandson I wanted to make her a card to celebrate his arrival. I found this pre-coloured image which was perfect for the clean and simnple design I had in mind. If I used the image again though I would probably make it a bit smaller within the aperture but unfortunately I didn't have time to reprint it for this card.

Pre-Coloured Digital Image: Isabel Brioso
Digital Design Papers: Carol Clarke
Embellishments: Gingham Ribbon, Pearl Ribbon Slider and Buttons (Favorite Findings) from my craft stash
Tools: Square Nestabilities
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Calamity Jane' font

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Passion for Promarkers #309...Fun in the Sun


Good morning,

I'm here with details of our new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this week’s theme has been chosen by my fab and talented teamie Lorraine C.

The theme is FUN IN THE SUN and I had no problem feeling inspired for this challenge as we are currently having some fantastic warm and sunny weather here in the UK!

We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs this week


and the prize is 4 digital images to be chosen by the winner

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: Little Miss Muffet Stamps (Roxie)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Head in the Clouds)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Poppy Stamps Die (Simple Banner) and Circular Scalloped Nestabilities
Sentiment: TLC (freebie)

Friday, 7 August 2015

Baby Boy Card & Gift Bag


Hello,

Huge apologies for not being around much recently. Due to a combination of not feeling too well and school holidays I haven't really felt like crafting but fortunately I have a couple of makes in reserve that haven't been posted yet.

The card I'm sharing today was made for the couple who received the nappy cake I made. Their little boy Grayson Stanley was born on the 13th July and I believe he came a week early.

I also made a little gift bag and matching tag to go with the card and inside were 3 little handmade bibs. Once I'd folded/rolled the bibs I was able to work out the dimensions for the bag.

The bag was cut from a 12"x12" piece of scrapbook paper that was trimmed to 27cms square. I cut two of these as one sheet wasn't big enough and I used double sided sticky tape to attach the front and back together at the sides and then to seal the bottom. I scored each sheet at 5cm, 22cm and then 5cms for the fold over at the base. The handle was punched with the Stampin' Up Word Window Punch. An eyelet, ribbon and twine were added to finish.


Card Ingedients
Digital Image and Papers: Paper Creator (Blue Baby Bear)
Embellishments: Ribbon from my craft stash (Hobbycraft)
Tools: Circular and Circular Scalloped Nestabilities. Circular Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Constantia' font

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Passion for Promarkers #307...Jolly Holiday


Good morning,

It's my turn to choose the challenge theme at Passion for Promarkers this week and seeing as it's holiday season I thought I'd go with a theme of 'JOLLY HOLIDAY'

Whenever I hear these words I always think of the Mary Poppins movie and the chalk drawing scene when Bert says 'it's a jolly oliday with Mary'...happy days and childhood memories!

You don't necessarily have to go with a summer holiday theme, you can interpret the challenge in anyway you like, which may of course include Christmas themed creations.

We are sponsored by Michele R Designs this week


and the prize is a €10 voucher to spend in her 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 & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Beach Hut)
Digital Design Papers: Belly Gypsy (I Love You a Latte)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Enamel Dots (Funfair)
Tools: Nestabilities (Classic Rectangles Large), Poppy Stamps (Simple Banner die), Die-namics (Fishtail Flags Stax)

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Cute little Cow


Good morning,

Today's card is made using design papers and digital images from the DigiStamp Boutique and I absolutely couldn't resist this adorable, cute little cow image...so sweet and it doesn't require a lot of colouring either so perfect for a quick card when needed.

The photo doesn't pick it up too well but the skin colour card in the background is pearlescent and shimmers really well in natural light. I took about 20 photos of this card but couldn't capture the shimmer in any of them...must try harder next time to get the camera settings correct.

Digital Images & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Cute Farm Set: Cute Cow)
Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (Sunny: Grey Flower)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilities, Poppy Stamps Die (Fresh Green Grass)

Friday, 17 July 2015

3 Tier Baby Boy Nappy Cake

Good morning,

I recently mentioned I'd made a nappy cake and today I'm sharing some piccys and details. The couple who this is for know that they are expecting a little boy hence the blue theme to the cake.

I love making these cakes, it's so cool seeing them come together as you build up the layers and although I've included a list of ingredients below, you can add more or less, depending on the budget you have available.


46 x Pampers Nappies
3 x Plastic Soft Tip Spoons
3 x Baby Socks 00 size (0-6 months)
2 x Pair Scratch Mits One Size
2 x Muslin Squares
2 X Baby Hats
1 x Water Filled Teether
1 x Waffle Blanket
1 x Soft Toy
3 x Safety Pins (to secure the blanket and muslins around each layer)
1 x Cake Board
Pull Up Bow and Ribbon to decorate

Nappy cake fully assembled.  At this point I tweak a few ingredients here and there and make sure everything is central to the bow I have added around the base layer.

Close up of the base layer which is crammed with gorgeous goodies for the parents to be.

All wrapped in cellophane and decorated with a pull up bow, ready to be delivered to the Baby Shower.

If you've got this far and not left out of boredom, thank you so much for sticking with me and taking the time to read my post.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Passion for Promarkers #305...Candy Crush


Good morning,

I'm here with details of new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this week’s theme has been chosen by Andie.

I'm sure there are lots of you out there who play CANDY CRUSH and for anyone who has been living in outer mongolia and doesn't know what candy crush is, its a computer game and our challenge is inspired by the sugary sweets and bright colours. Below is a picture inspiration just in case you need it.


We are sponsored by Polkadoodles this week


and the prize is a 2 digital images 'Dollie Daydream Birthday' and 'Winston Birthday'

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 (Can I help You)
Digital Papers : Bella Gypsy (Contagious Cheer)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Button from my craft stash (Favorite Findings)
Tools: Sizzix Star Dies
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Happy Birthday Ryan' font

Friday, 10 July 2015

Little Brown Mouse


Good morning,
(and apologies for my wonky donkey photo)

I love this little brown mouse, she’s so cute and what makes her even more adorable is that she comes with matching design papers too! Although I’ve used her for a birthday card I think she could also be used for lots of other occasions including ‘Mother’s Day’ and ‘Just Because’ cards.

Pre-Coloured Digital Image & Papers: Paper Creator (Little Brown Mouse Ultimate Kit)
Card Stock: SU! (Certainly Celery)
Embellishments: Doily and Ribbons from my craft stash
Tools: Cricut Expression and Circular Punch
Sentiment: Paper Creator (Wendy’s Bouquet Ultimate Kit)

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Fabulous Fashion Step Card


Good morning,

I’ve always wanted the Katy Sue Designs Fabulous Fashion and Fabulous Shoes CD’s but didn’t originally purchase them as I couldn’t justify the cost at £24.99 each. Imagine my delight when I recently discovered them for sale on a FB craft selling website…£18 for the two! These little beauties are normally snapped up pretty quick and I’m so happy that I managed to snap them up.

Craft time seems to be a bit scarce at the minute, hence why you have recently been seeing a few more cards on my blog using pre-coloured images. Although the image on this card was pre-coloured I’ve used my Promarkers over the top just to add a little extra depth of colour and shading.

Digital Image: Katy Sue Designs (Fabulous Fashion CD)
Digital Papers: Carol Clarke (Gingham) and Bella Gypsy - Yellow Polka Dot (Absolutely Everything)
Embellishments: Ribbon and pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Cheery Lynn Designs (Step Card #1 Die), Carl Craft Flower Punch
Sentiment: 'Happy Birthday' created on the computer using 'Calamity Jane' font

Friday, 3 July 2015

It's a Pass!


Good morning,

Today's card was made for a work colleague, who required a card for her neice who passed her driving test. I made this card quite a while ago but just haven't got round to posting it.

Friends and family often pass their cards on to me so that I can recycle embellishments and ribbons from them and this one caught my attention as it was so perfect for the occasion. I used a fine line black pen just to lengthen her hair a bit and I think I just about got away with it if you don't look too closely!

Image: Sourced from an old card given to me by a friend to recycle
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy ()
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Button and twine from my craft stash
Tools: Crafts Too You Die (Fence), Die-Namics Die (Photocorners)
Sentiment: 'Nichola' created on the computer using 'Constantia' font

Mickey Mouse


Good morning,

I'm sharing a birthday card today that I've made for my daughter’s friend, Liv. They have a bit of banter between them...Sophie is mad on Minnie Mouse and Liv adores Mickey Mouse...hence the MM card.

I’ve tried to keep to the traditional colours for Mickey Mouse whilst also making it girly. The image was sourced from Disneyclips.com and although it was pre-coloured I’ve added some shading with my Promarkers in an attempt to make the image come to life a bit. It looked a little flat without the shading.

Pre-Coloured image: Disneyclips.com
Digital Papers: Bella Gypsy (Just Add Sprinkles & In Real Life), Echo Park (D&S Metropolitan)
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Embellishments: Ribbon from my craft stash
Sentiment: 'Happy Birthday' created on the computer using 'Sandwich Paper Dark' font

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Passion for Promarkers #303…Clean and Simple


Good morning,

I'm here with details of this week’s new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and the theme has been chosen by my lovely teamie Sue.

We’re going CLEAN AND SIMPLE which means we’re looking for lots of white space with minimal layers and embellies.

We have two amazing sponsors this week…Bugaboo and Letraset

Bugaboo are offering a $21.00 gift voucher to one lucky winner (chosen at random)

and Letraset are offering a 6 pack pf Promarkers (Neutrals) to the second lucky winner (chosen at random)

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: From the Heart Stamps (Birdbrain Brew)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers and Smooth White Card
Tools: Die-Namics Die (By The Numbers)

Friday, 26 June 2015

Baby Shower Card


Morning all,

It’s definitely baby season…I’ve been asked to make so many new baby and baby shower cards recently…it’s enough to turn me off blue and pink forever!

This is my latest offering…a baby shower card for my friends DIL…her baby boy is due in July and I’ve also made her a nappy cake to give as a present…nappy cake pictures to follow soon!

Digital Image: Found on my computer (might be PC Crafter who are no longer trading)
Digital Design Papers: Bearly Mine Designs (Blue Gingham) and Bella Gypsy (Just Add Sprinkles)
Embellishments: Ribbon and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Memory Box Die (Baby Clothes), Circular Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Constantia' font

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Engagement Card


Good morning,

I hope you’ve all had a good start to the week, we've had rain and the weather has been pretty naff despite summer being declared official over the weekend!

I'm sharing an Engagement card I recently made. I couldn't resist these rather cute little critters from one of the LOTV art pads. I bought these pads a while ago but only found them recently when I was looking for something else. I love finding hidden treasures when I least expect to, its like having new craft stash to play with all over again!

Pre-Coloured Image: Lily of the Valley Art Pad (Jack, Patch & Puss)
Digital Design Papers: Melstampz (Tiny White Stamped Hearts)
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Embellishments: Ribbons and Doilies from my craft stash
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Tempus Sans ITC' font

Friday, 19 June 2015

Baby Girl Card


Hello everyone and happy Friday to you all!

It definitely seems to be baby season...I've been asked to make 3 baby cards recently and also a nappy cake (pics and details to be shared at a later date).

Here is the first card which is for baby Elodie who was born a couple of weeks ago.

I've recently discovered a digi company called Paper Creator (through my blogging buddy Jacee) and they do the sweetest kits that include pre-coloured images and matching design papers. i may have purchased more than a few of these kits but just need some more spare time to play with them. They print up beautifully and are great for really quick cards when there's no time for colouring!

I'm entering my card into this months Paper Creator Crafts Challenge...#39 Anything Goes (ends 30/6/15) ***Challenge Winner!***

Digital Image & Papers: Paper Creator (Pink Baby Bear)
Embellishments: Ribbon & Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Memory Box Die (Baby Clothes), Circular Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Constantia' font