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Friday, 3 July 2015

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)

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

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Passion for Promarkers #301...No Squares Allowed


Good morning,

I'm here with details of this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge. The theme has been chosen by Natalie and its a NO SQUARES ALLOWED challenge...SHAPED CARDS ONLY

We are sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique
and the prize is a £10.00 Gift Voucher for the 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: DigiStamp Boutique (Cheers to You)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers and Smooth White Card
Card Stock: Darice Polka Dot Pop A2 Card Base
Embellishments: Tatty Ted Enamel Dots and Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Circular Punch and Stapler

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Craft Goodies from America

Urrrggghhh, it's raining...again!

How changeable has the weather been? We've had rain for most of the weekend so there hasn't been any garden time and definitely no hammock time. I guess it will be another indoor day today with hopefully a little crafting this afternoon.

On our recent holiday to America, I was lucky enough to be able to go and do a bit of crafting shopping at Michaels, Jo-Ann and A C Moore Arts & Crafts

I was a bit like a kiddie in a sweet shop and my eyes were on stalks most of the time. There was so much to choose from and I was also completely in awe of the way in which they arrange their stock. Everything was so easy to find and it was an absolute crafters delight. I can't wait to go again...next time with an empty suitcase!


Here are some snaps of the goodies/bargains I purchased...

These ribbons were incredibly cheap and the twine too! I think they worked out at approx 70p each and the buttons £1.45 a pack.

These Darice embossing folders were reduced to $2.00 (approx. £1.28 each).
The clear number stamps were reduced to $4.99 - approx £3.20 in the UK.

These Darice Kraft card packs were the absolute bargain of the day!
They were $5.99 (£3.85) for 40 cards and envelopes.
I've got a card coming up on my blog this week using one of these and they are such a good quality card stock!

Last but not least were some sentiment/alphabet sentiments, clear mason jar 3D stickers and a really cute alphabet matchbook pad (£1.45).  The My Minds Eye paper pad worked out at £1.92.

Now all I need to do is to find some time to play with it all!

Thanks for looking today and I hope I haven't bored you too much with my long post!

Friday, 12 June 2015

Sympathy Card



Good morning,

It looks like summer has finally arrived in the UK!  Well at least for yesterday and today anyway.  Hopefully it will last going into the weekend as I feel some much need relaxing is required...in the garden...in the hammock! Oh yes, coz that's how I roll!

My hubby's cousin sadly passed away recently and this is the card I made for her daughter and family. I absolutely love these Lily of the Valley art pads, they're so versatile and perfect when you need to quickly pop a card in the post.

The gingham ribbon is navy and white but for some reason in this photo it looks black and white...bizarre!  I'm blaming my computer screen and not my photography skills!

Pre-Coloured Image: Lily of the Valley Art Pad (Set 3 Wild Flowers)
Digital Design Papers: (Freebie Download)
Card Stock: SU! (Eggplant)
Embellishments: Gingham Ribbon and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Embossalicious (Floral Fenzy)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using (Freestyle Script) font

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Wedding Bunting


Good morning,

One of my work colleagues recently got married and prior to the wedding she bought a white whicker basket for guests to put wedding cards in.

She asked me if I could make some bunting for it and this is what I came up with. I was really pleased with the end result, it turned out much better than I imagined it would.


This is a photo of bunting and basket which was taken at the reception venue by the official wedding photographer...Love Captured Photography


Design Papers: Paper pad provided by the bride (from HobbyCraft...I think), Burlap Paper (Freebie Download)
Embellishments: Doilies, Twine and Heart Pegs from The Range and HobbyCraft
Tools: Cricut Expression to cut the lettering

Friday, 5 June 2015

Get Well Card


Good morning,

At long last, the weather has brightened up a bit...it was so cold at the start of the week I thought we might have to put the heating back on. Fingers crossed it stays nice for the weekend!

My sister-in-law recently had an operation on her foot and this is the get well card I made for her. I knew I wanted to keep the card quite clean and simple...at the time I wasn't in the mood for colouring in, so opted for a card without a digital/stamped image.  Instead, I used my favourite little flower punch for some prettiness in the centre of the aperture.

Digital Design Papers: Melstampz (Love Graphics)
Embellishments: Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Carl Craft Flower Punch and Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'DK Crayon Crumble' font

Many thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and if you have a left a comment, then its a double thank you!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Passion for Promarkers #299...Colours of your Country's Flag


Good morning,

Many thanks for all the lovely comments you've left on my last few cards, I cherish each and every comment that is left for me and I really enjoy reading them...sometimes more than once! I know...I'm such a saddo!

I'm here to share details of this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge. The theme has been chosen by Lotta and she wants us to use...COLOURS OF YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG...such a brilliant theme!

We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
and they are offering 3 digis to the 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: QKR Stampede (Rocket Dog)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (All American)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Embellishments: Buttons from my Craft Stash
Tools: Sizzix Star Dies
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Sandwich Paper' font

Friday, 29 May 2015

James 21st Birthday (Brother)


Good morning,

I'm still trying to play catch up with some cards I've recently made but haven't had time to blog and today's card was made for James' 21st Birthday in April. The design was cased from a card I spotted on Pinterest and the original can be viewed here. I knew I wanted a black and white design and I absolutely fell in love with the layout, such a clean and simple design which is perfect for the occasion.

Here are some piccy's of the personalised balloons we had made (first photo courtesy of Kew Designs) and also the cake that was made by a local baker...she did a cracking job and the cake was so scrummy!




Card Stock: White A4 Hammered & Mirri card from HobbyCraft & Black Card Stock from Ebay
Embellishments: Gems, Ribbon and Silver Buckle Ribbon slider from my craft stash
Tools: Cricut Expression to cut 'Son' lettering and big and small stars
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Calamity Jane NF' font

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Wedding Card & Philadelphia Photos


Good morning,

I'm sharing a wedding card with you this morning which was made for Kristen and Lester who recently got married in Philadelphia, USA.

We were lucky enough to be invited to the wedding and we spent the most fabulous week in Philly with our wonderful hosts The Mager family. We are missing them all very much and we can't wait for the opportunity to be able to go back again for another visit.

1st photo: Chilling at the Wedding Reception (Barn on the Bridge in Coalville).
2nd photo: The gorgeous bride and her bridesmaids.
3rd photo: Hubby's and Sophie's helicoptor view of NYC.
4th photo: Street view of NYC.

1st photo: Eastern State Penitentiary (America's most hostoric prison) where Al Capone was once incarcerated.
2nd photo: Phillies baseball stadium (Citizens Bank Park).
3rd photo: Phillies baseball game with the lovely Mager family.
4th photo: South Street in the City where you can shop until you drop!

Digital Image: Pink Gem Designs (Vintage Sentiments)
Digital Design Papers: Melstampz (Tiny White Stamped Hearts)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Lace & Doilies from my craft stash
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Scriptina' and 'Copperplate Gothic Light' fonts

Many thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and if you have a left a comment, then its a double thank you!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

21st Birthday Card (Brother)


Good afternoon,

You can tell its the bank holiday weekend as it hasn't stopped raining! Fortunately it stayed dry enough for us to have a BBQ last night and thank goodness we packed everything away before the end of the evening as it has been raining since the early hours of this morning!

My son recently turned 21 and this was the card I made for my daughter to give to him. I love these Woodware clear number stamps. They're so easy to colour in or even paper piece and I love that they're so versatile! Sophie chose a colour scheme of red, white and blue and I downloaded a beautiful set of papers from Bella Gypsy that were perfect (details below).

Stamped Image: Woodware Clear Stamps (21st Birthday)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (All American)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Embellishments: White Card Candy coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment: Happy Birthday James created on the computer using 'Sandwich Paper Dark' font

Many thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and if you have a left a comment, then its a double thank you!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Passion for Promarkers #297...Special Anniversary Challenge (No Sentiment)


Good morning,

Hope you're all OK and that you've had a good start to the week. The weather hasn't been too good here, we had lots of rain yesterday with flooding on some roads.

Anyhoo, I'm here to tell you about this weeks special challenge over at Passion for Promarkers...we're celebrating our 6th Anniversary. As it's a special challenge with both design teams coming together, we have a really easy theme...NO SENTIMENT!

For this challenge only you can only enter a maximum of 3 entries (per person) and you must also remember to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual...sponsor details and prizes as follows;

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Letraset are offering one lucky winner an exclusive (not available in stores) wallet and 3 sets of promarkers!

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

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DigiStamp Boutique are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher

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Polkadoodles are offering one lucky winner 2 digis from their Eden Collection

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

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Little Claire Designs are offering one lucky winner a beautiful stamp called ‘????'

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Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of 4 digis of their choice

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Birthday Fishes), Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol.2)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Taken with Teal)
Embellishments: Favourite Findings Buttons