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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Passion for Promarkers #359...For The Boys


Good morning,

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

This weeks wonderful sponsor is
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
and 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 (Birthday Alistair)
Digital Design Papers: Paper Creator (First Love Ultimate kit)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Marina Mist)
Embellishments: Card Candy coloured with PM's
Sentiment: TLC

Saturday, 6 August 2016

21st Birthday


Happy Saturday!

We're off to a 92nd birthday bash this afternoon in Bedford, fingers crossed for a good journey and no traffic hold ups!

Today I'm sharing a 21st birthday card that I made for one of my work colleagues...oh to be 21 again.

Is this not the perfect thing to do on your birthday? Relaxing in a bath full of bubbles with an ice cold chilled Prosecco!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Alyssa Relaxing)
Digital Design Papers: Nitwit Collections (Romance & Roses)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon & Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilies and Sizzix Circular Scalloped Die
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Harrington' and 'Constantia' fonts

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Passion for Promarkers #357...My Favourite Things


Good morning,

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

I've chosen a few of my favourite craft things...Promarkers (of course), Gingham, Digital Images/Papers, Die-Cuts and Bows.

This weeks wonderful sponsor is All Dressed up
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K_-HlzbPZCU/V54Sl6HcdaI/AAAAAAAAMpw/RcYjASqI-E4tFTaCKTz4keCgZEw3iUrYwCLcB/s1600/All%2BDressed%2BUp%2Bstamps.png
and they are offering 2 x digital images to 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: All Dressed Up (Little Treasure)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (The Last Key)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon (Hobbycraft) from my craft stash
Tools: Square Nestabilities, Heart Punch, Memory Box Die (Baby Clothes), Joy Crafts Die (Labels & Tags)
Sentiment: TLC

Saturday, 30 July 2016

25th Anniversary Card


Good morning,

Weather here is a bit rubbish today, no sunshine and it looks like rain is on its way. I'm off out shopping soon with Sophie, so that should cheer us up a bit!

My friend asked me to make a 25th Anniversary card for her husband, she didn't want anything too fussy so I tried to keep it as simple as I could....she was absolutely delighted with the end result and I think the papers I chose worked really well on the overall design.

Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (Pretty in Black - Black Heart Circles)
Card Stock: Silver Mirri Card and Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Nellie Snellen (Hearts & Swans Dies), Die-namics Die (By The Numbers), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Devine Swirls), Sizzix Circular Scalloped Dies, Circular Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Sweet Sassy Serif' font

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Passion for Promarkers #355...Summer Flowers


Good morning,

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

We have two lovely sponsors this week...

http://www.letraset.com/
they are offering a set of 6 Winsor & Newton Brushmarkers (Pastel Tones) to one lucky winner

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MicheleRDesign
Michele is offering a €10 voucher to one lucky winner to spend in her online store

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Flower & Heart Circles)
Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Chit Chat) and Pixeled Paper Designs (Shades of Play)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Stickles Glitter (Star Dust) and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Corner Punch and Nestabilities
Sentiment: TLC

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

3rd Birthday Card


Hello everyone,

By the time this has posted we will jet setting our way towards Paris for a weeks holiday...I'm more than ready for a break away from work and the normal trials and tribulations of everyday life. Fingers crossed we get some nice weather whilst we're there!

This is a 3rd birthday card I recently made using another pre-coloured image from LOTV. Apologies for the poor photo quality, I'm getting used to a new camera and still haven't quite worked out what settings work for me and which ones don't.

Pre-Coloured Image: Lily of the Valley (Set 20 Pretty Girls)
Design Papers: Nitwit Collections (Dress Shoppe)
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearls and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics Dies (Simply Scallops Medium and Bottlecap Numbers), Poppy Stamps  (Simple Banner Die), Nestabilities
Name: 'Lilly' created using Teresa Collins Designs - Matchbook Alpha Stickers

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Passion for Promarkers #353...Yellow & Blue


Good morning,

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

I've gone for one of my favourite colour combos...
YELLOW & BLUE

We are sponsored by
http://www.uniko.co.uk/
and the prize they are offering is a stamp set from their online store...winners choice

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 (Olivia)
Digital Design Papers: Pixeled Paper Designs (Blue Valentine) and Paper Creator (First Love Ultimate Kit)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilities, Die-namics (Bottle Cap Numbers and Fishtail Flag Stax)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Big Birthday Wishes)

Saturday, 2 July 2016

1st Birthday Card


Happy Saturday everyone,

Hope you have a good one whatever you may be up to!

I have a 1st birthday card to share with you today and I thought I'd try a completely different colour combination to tie in with one of the pre-coloured bunny images from LOTV.  I love these little bottlecap letters and numbers...they're the perfect size for personalising cards like this.

Pre-Coloured Image: Lili of the Valley (Cute Squares Mixed Bunnies)
Design Papers: Stampin Up! (Love Blossoms - heart paper), stripe and plain paper from my scrap drawer
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon and Liquid Pearls (Platinum Pearl) from my craft stash
Tools: Die-Namics Bottlecap Letters and By The Numbers Dies. Nestabilities (Lacey Circles) and Circle Punch
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Simply Teddy Birthdays 2)

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Passion for Promarkers #351...Inspired by a Song


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
INSPIRED BY A SONG

I'm totally addicted to the current Cold Play album and my chosen song choice is 'Hymm for the Weekend'

I've attached a video link below if you wanted to have a quick listen



We have two fantastic sponsors this week...
are offering a set of Winsor & Newton Brushmarkers set of 6 (Rich Tones)

and Bugaboo 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 & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Harry & Beer)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (All American)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Embellishments: Card Candy (coloured with Berry Red PM) and Jute Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Scissors to rough up the edges of my papers

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Get Well Soon


Good morning,

I made this card for a work colleague who has been off work poorly recently and I hope it helped cheer her up a bit. Got to love these pre-coloured Lili of The Valley Art Pads...I can't get enough of them recently.

Pre-coloured Image: Lili of the Valley (Set 27 Beautiful Blooms)
Design Papers: First Edition (Pretty Posy)
Card Stock: SU! (Soft Sky)
Embellishments: Doily, Ribbon, Pearls and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilities (Labels 18 - Soft Sky mat cut by hand), Quickcutz Corner Die
Sentiment: 'Get Well Soon' stamped using an old Elzybells sentiment stamp

Sunday, 12 June 2016

3rd birthday Card


Happy Sunday,

We had some much needed rain last night which will be good to help settle in some bedding plants that have recently been planted. I had a little catch up on blog hopping whilst hubby watched the footie...Englad were their usual disappointing selves but a huge well done to Wales for winning their opening match!

I'm sharing a recent card I made for a 3rd birthday...I've used this adorable little pre-coloured image and kept the design fairly clean and simple. I really love the colours on this card and must make a note to use them more often.

Pre-coloured Image: Wildrose Studio (Elsie Panels)
Digital Design Papers: Shabby Princess (Oh So Pretty) and Bella Gypsy (Hurry Up Spring)
Embellishments: Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics ‘By The Numbers' and 'Photo Corners', Nestabilities
Sentiment: TLC

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Passion for Promarkers # 349...Anything But Square


Good morning,

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

We are sponsored by
http://www.diestodiefor.com/
and the prize they are offering 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: DigiStamp Boutique (Monster Collection 1)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: Bazzill Basics Shimmer Card
Embellishments: Card Candy and Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Cricut Expression to cut card base (Wild Card Cartridge - Doily) and Circular Nestabilities
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Birthday Monsters)

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

You're Not Old!


Good morning,

This is the card I made for my hubby's birthday. He really isn't a great fan of cute cards, he prefers either a humorous card or one with cars on it. People often give me their old Birthday and Christmas cards to recycle and that's where this image came from. I didn't think the card needed much else other than a CAS design with the text and border added on the computer.

Pre-Coloured Image: Recycled Image (1949 Cadillac)
Digital Border: RebeccaB Designs (Borders #2 Square 9), re-coloured on the computer
Card Stock: SU! (Brilliant Blue), Black card from Hobbycraft
Sentiments: Created on the computer using 'I Love a Ginger' and 'Fontleroy Brown' fonts

Saturday, 28 May 2016

GCSE Good Luck Cards


Good morning,

It's GCSE season and I wanted to make Sophie a Good Luck card to wish her well in her exams. I knew it had to be a fairly clean and simple design and I cased this really pretty card I 'accidentally' discovered on Pinterest.

I also wanted to make cards for Sophie's besties Deon and lauren, as this is such a tough time for all of them and I wanted to let them know we were thinking of them too!


Here's a couple of photos of Sophie...2011 when she started out on her high school adventure and again in 2016 on her leaver's day. I love that the pose is the same some 5 years later!


Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (So Beachy and The Last Key)
Sentiments: Created on the computer using 'Ave Betwan' font
SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Twine (K&Company Studio 112), Pearls and Enamel Dots (Fun Fair) from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics (Fishtail Flag Stax)

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Passion for Promarkers #347...Ribbon and/or Lace


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is all about...
RIBBON and/or LACE

We are sponsored by
http://www.letraset.com/
and the prize is a Letraset Rubber Stamping Set (Set 1)

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: Cuddly Buddly - Lilyboo (Princess Dreamer)
Digital Design Papers: Paper Creator (A Little Something - Pink)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon and pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilities (Labels 18), Die-namics (Simply Scallops Medum & Bottle Cap Numbers), Poppy Stamps (Simple Banner Die)
Sentiments: TLC (Have a Magical Birthday), Princess Lozza printed on the computer using 'Simply Glamourous' font

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Happy Birthday Dad


Good Morning,

Happy weekend, hope you all have a good one...the weather here is decidedly dodgy and could rain at any point.  Think it will be an inside kind of a day!

It was hubby's birthday recently and this was the card I made from James and Sophie. They asked for something that wasn't cute and as in previous years, we have exhausted aeroplanes and MG cars...I opted for something a bit rustic in a very clean and simple design.

Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Go Wood)
Tools: Cricut Expression to cut DAD letters, Die-namics (Fishtail Flag Stax)
Embellishments: Card candy (white) coloured with a Tan Promarker
Sentiments: 'You're The Best' created on the computer using 'Sandwich Paper' font, 'Best Wishes on your Birthday' stamped using an old Elzybells sentiment stamp

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Passion for Promarkers #346...Spots and/or Stripes


Good afternoon,

Ooops, this post should have been blogged this morning but I clean forgot due to my wedding anniversary and birthday celebrations this week. Hopefully I've snuck in under the radar and no one has noticed I was missing!

This week over at Passion for Promarkers we have a very special challenge...we're celebrating our 7th Anniversary!

Can you believe it's been 7 years since Denise and Gina started the challenge blog to share their love of all things Letraset?

As it's a special challenge we have a really easy theme for you...
SPOTS AND/OR STRIPES

You can create anything you like as long as it has either spots or stripes or both.

To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme. As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual. Here we go....


are offering one lucky winner an amazing prize of a 25 pce Mixed Media Set.

are offering one lucky winner a prize of $10.00 worth of digi papers

are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.

are offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their online store.

are offering one lucky winner a mini paper pack called ‘Dinkies Nice and Stripey’.

are offering one lucky winner a prize of a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.

are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store .
are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store.

are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice.

are offering one lucky winner one in-stock stamp set of their choice.

are offering one lucky winner 8 shaker selections of their choice.

Digital Image: Whimsie Doodles (Epic Birthday)
Digital Border: Delicous Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol.2)
Digital Overlay: Sweet Shoppe Designs (12x12 Masks #2)   
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Make a Wish)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Embellishments: Twine from my craft stash (K&Company Studio 112)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Simply Male Birthday Greetings)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Sophie 16th Birthday...Jiggles the Giraffe



Good morning,

OK! So not only is Sophie shoe mad, she also loves giraffes and can't get enough of them if ever we get the opportunity to visit the zoo.

I spent hours trawling the internet for a digital image and finally found this adorable little image from Doodle Pantry...he's called Jiggles. I opted to create a little scene and cased this card that I found on Pinterest...I love that there's so much inspiration on the net, especially when your craft mojo isn't really on the ball.

Digital Pre-coloured Image: Doodle Panty (Jiggles Giraffe)
Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Isn't She Lovely and Oh So Happy)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon and Gem from craft stash
Tools: Impression Obsession Cloud Die (DIE068-A), Memory Box (Spring Border)
Sentiments: TLC

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Passion for Promarkers #344...Nature


Good morning,

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

My contribution to nature is this pretty little box of flowers...I love daisies as they remind me of my childhood, making daisy chains in the summer and then attempting to wear them as a necklace. Somehow I always managed to break mine though!

Apologies for the rubbish photo...my camera broke over the weekend and I had to snap this with my iphone...its not the best quality but needs must and all that. Also, just as a point of reference for myself really, this card is 8" x 8" and the scalloped card base came from Hunkydory.

We are sponsored by
http://www.letraset.com/
and the prize is a Letraset Rubber Stamping Set (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!

Printed Panel: Wild Rose Studio (Elsie)
Design Papers: Nitwit Collections (Dress Shoppe)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Doily, Ribbons, Liquid Pearls (Platinum Pearl), Flowers all from my craft stash
Tools: Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Calamity Jane' font