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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

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Sister Birthday Card



Good morning,

I want to begin by thanking those of you who continue to visit my blog and leave comments on my posts. I am extremely grateful that you take the time to visit me and leave a comment...I love reading them and they always brighten my day!

Today I'm sharing another card I recently made for Sophie's birthday...this time it's a sister card from my son. I cased the card from a design I found on Pinterest and the original can be viewed here. As soon as I saw the colours and design I knew I wanted to make something similar for Sophie and she absolutely loved it!

Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Contagious Cheer)
Card Stock: SU! (Pretty in Pink)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Twine and Button from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics Die (Simply Scallops Medium), Embossalicious Embossing Folder (B'Day Text), Nestabilities Labels Eighteen and Shapeabilities Tags Trio, Cricut Expression to cut numbers
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Simply Glamorous font

Friday, 8 May 2015

Daughter Birthday Card


Good morning to you all,

It was my daughters 15th birthday a couple of weeks ago and this was the card I made for her from me and my hubby. Sshe's absolutely shoe mad and this image from the DigiStamp Boutique was just perfect for her.

I part coloured and part paper-pieced the image, the wording was created on the computer. I love that digital images are so versatile and you can basically prep a topper on the computer and print...I guess some may call it cheating though lol!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Funky Shoe 2), Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol.2)
Digital Design Papers: Carol Clarke
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Button and thread from my craft stash
Tools: Die-Namics Die (By the Numbers)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Janda Quirkygirl' font

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Passion for Promarkers #295...Keep Calm & Chill Out


Good morning,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, it was the May Day BH weekend here in the UK and I always look forward to an additional day off work to relax and chill.  Talking of which, this ties in nicely with our new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme chosen by my lovely teamie Kelly is KEEP CALM & CHILL OUT

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 are sponsored by Little Claire Designs
http://www.littleclaire.co.uk/
and the prize is 'Changing Birdhouse' stamp set

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Snoozing Stan)
Digital Design Papers: Digi Chick (Boyish Basics)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Tools: Quickutz Corner Die
Sentiment: Created on the Computer

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Wedding Acceptance Card


Good morning,

Well, the weather here seems to have turned much colder and we mostly had rain over the weekend. This meant that the BBQ we had planned ended up being cancelled and the food was cooked indoors! It was also my son's 21st Birthday yesterday and I still feel stuffed from the family meal we had last night. Let the diet commence for the rest of the week!

I'm sharing a Wedding Acceptance Card I made recently for one of the girls at work who is getting married at the end of May. The colour theme for the wedding is Yellow and Kraft hence the colours on this card. I've also made some bunting for the bride which I'll share in a later post.

Digital Vintage Border Frame: Pink Gem Designs (Vintage Sentiments)
Digital Design Papers: Carol Clarke and Burlap Paper Freebie Download
Embellishments: Ribbon and Paper Doily from my craft stash
Sentiment: 'Acceptance' created on the computer using 'Scriptina' font

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Passion for Promarkers #293...Spring Blooms


Good morning,

Hope you're all OK and that you've been enjoying the gorgeous sunny weather we've had over the Easter holidays. The schools here went back yesterday and my daughter Sophie has started a whole week of mock exams...no pressure then!

There's a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today which has been chosen by the lovely Lorraine and the theme is...SPRING FLOWERS!

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 are sponsored by the DigiStamp Boutique

and the prize is a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Flower Circle 3)
Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Pretty Little Things)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: found in my scrap drawer
Embellishments: Ribbon and Gems from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilities (Lacey Circles)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using Little Days font

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Passion for Promarkers #291...All About Birthdays


Good morning,

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend...the weather here was absolutely beautiful yesterday with a definite feel of spring in the air...hope it lasts for the Easter holidays so that those of you with children can get out and about!

So, I'm here to tell you about todays new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and it's my turn to pick the challenge theme. I have lots of family and friends with birthdays in April therefore I've chosen a really easy theme...ALL ABOUT BIRTHDAYS!

We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiment Designs
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
and the prize is 3 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: DigiStamp Boutique (Buffy Bunny Easter Cupcake)
Digital Design Papers: Carol Clarke
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Embossalicious Embossing Folder (B'Day Text), Die-namics Die (Simply Scallops Medium)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using DK Crayon Crumble font

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Happy Easter!


Good morning and a Happy Easter Weekend to you all!

I had to make a few easter cards for family members this week and I quickly cobbled these cards together on Tuesday evening whilst hubby was watching the footy. They're 11cms square and the image is a pre-coloured image I found on my computer that was purchased yonks ago, before PC Crafter Hugware stopped trading.

One of my lovely blogging buddies Jacee makes the most beautiful cards using pre-coloured images and she has inspired me to dig out some of mine.

Digital Image: PC Crafter
Digital Design Papers: Papermania found in my scraps drawer
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearl Ribbon Slider and Gems from my craft stash
Tools: Embossalicious (Floral Fenzy)
SentimentTools: Created on the computer using 'Little Days' font

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Passion for Promarkers #289...Chocolate


Good morning,

I'm here to tell you about this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge which has been chosen by my lovely teamie Andie and it's a really scrummy theme...it's all about CHOCOLATE

Yep, you've got it...totally delish and you just need to include chocolate(s) or chocolate coloured papers on your creation.

Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning our sponsored prize , you have to follow the challenge theme and ensure you use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

This weeks sponsor is the fantastic Letraset and the prize they are offering is a pack of 12 Promarker pens (Manga)

Digital Image: Meljens Designs (Triple Chocolate Treat)
Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Cheeky Girl)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Circular Nestabilities, X-Cut Corner Rounder
Sentiment: Created on the computer using Sweet Sassy Serif

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

50th Birthday Invites


Good morning,

Woohoo...get me posting 2 weeks in a row and today I'm sharing some invites I was asked to make for a work colleague who celebrated her 50th Birthday recently.

The brief was very simple...a black and white colour theme with a formal/elegant design. I opted for an A6 gatefold design and printed the design papers directly onto hammered cardstock.

This is the inside of the invites...again a fairly simple design with a black mat and silver border to frame the text. They were a great hit with my colleague which thankfully was a job well done!


Digital Design Papers: Carol Clarke
Card Stock: White Hammered Card, Black Card and Silver Mirri Card from Hobbycraft
Embellishments: Black Organza Ribbon and White Eyelets
Tools: Cricut Machine to cut numbers, Crop-a-dile to set eyelets
Font: Calamity Jane

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Passion for Promarkers #287...For A Special Lady


Hellooo, remember me?

To be honest I've almost forgotten what my blog looks like, its so long since I've been here!

So, it's time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme has been chosen by my lovely teamie Sue...she wants us to make a card FOR A SPECIAL LADY! The theme was chosen with Mother's Day in mind, however as long as your card is for a special lady, it doesn't have to be for Mother's Day.

My card is for a very special lady called Kelly, she's my son's girlfriend and it was her 20th birthday yesterday. I also made this cute little matching note pad (and pen) which I personalised with the letter 'K'


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!

This weeks sponsor is Polkadoodles
http://polkadoodles.co.uk/
and the prize is 2 digital images to the winner!

Digital Image: All Dressed Up Stamps (Cute Got Cuter)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (So Beachy)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake for mat)
Embellishments: Gingham Ribbon and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Cheery Lynn Designs (Step Card #1 Die)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using Janda Quirkygirl font

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Passion for Promarkers #285...Letters of the Alphabet (Anything Goes)


Good morning,

I'm here to tell you about this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge which has been chosen by my lovely teamie Natalie.

The theme is LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET which in effect is an Anything Goes challenge however you will need to tell us which letter of the alphabet you have used.

For my card I have used the letter F for Farm

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!

This weeks sponsor is Bugaboo
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
and they are giving a $21 gift voucher to one lucky winner to spend in their online store

Digital Image/Sentiment: All Dressed Up (On My Farm), Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol 2)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)