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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Daffodils - Mo's Digital Pencil - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good morning everyone. Today we have a new challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers, where Shelly (who has now returned to us after maternity leave :))has chosen the theme 'Lovely Lilac and Lemon'. Two colours that I love using together.


I have used another image from Mo Manning, 'Daffodils'. Such a lovely image which really does shout spring is coming.
She is cut using SB grand squares and adding Nitwits papers and coordination layers. The flowers are all from WOC. The lace edger is one of the new 'Victoria' dies from Tattered Lace. The butterfly is MBox, ribbon, pearls and 'dazzler' from my stash. The leaves are a mixture of MB and a MS punch.


She is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Tria Markers. It doesn't show very well but I added stickles to her hair and some of the flowers.


This is the inside where I used a TL Victoria doily to make the corners and the flower was in the centre.


I hope you will take the time to join in with us this week. Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments who are offering the winner a choice of 3 digi's from their store

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Don't forget to enter you must follow the theme and use Letraset products. My teamies have made fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and can be seen here.
Thanks for taking the time to look

I am entering the following challenges - 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Fairy Needle - Mo's ~Digital Pencil - Winter Wonderland DT


Good morning everyone, and welcome to my new follower Denise, glad to have you join us. Today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where our host is Lynsey, and our theme is another nice simple one 'Tie a Bow'. I know most of my cards have bows on them, and today I have finally used an image I have had for ages 'Fairy Needle' from Mo's Digital Pencil.


I have been playing with my new 'toy' The latest release from Tattered Lace, wow it is so easy to make stepper cards using the die to cut the card and having all the layers ready to cut and add too. I simply cut a piece of 300g cardstock, added coordinations and then some paper from my stash.


She is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, and believe it or not the background has been airbrushed with my ebosser in the palest pink I could find.


I added some MB spools and needle, and a LOTV sentiment mounted onto a SB tag. The scissors, spool button, pearls and ribbon are from my stash.


This shows the back of the card, again using the dies that come with the easel die to cut the layers, and I added some 'lace' again cut with a TL die.

We are being sponsored this week by Digi Stamp boutique, who are offering a £10 voucher for you to use in store.


I hope you will take the time to check out the gorgeous cards the Snowflakes have made for your inspiration this week here.

Thanks for taking the time to look

I am entering the following challenges :-

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Snowdrop - Ching Chou Kuik - Passion for Promarkers DT


Good morning. Today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers where our theme this week chosen by Nic is 'Perfect Pearls', we need to see pearls on your creation.  I have used an image from Ching Chou Kuik 'Snowdrop' mine are even appearing in the garden atm :).


She is cut using TL basic circles and mounted onto a Tonic die. The lace die is from JS. Pearls from Hobby House and ribbon from my stash. 


She is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Tria Markers and I added some liquid pearls to her hair.


The inside does march the front.


I hope you will take the time to look at the wonderful cards my teamies have made here.  Don't forget to enter you must follow the theme and use Letraset products.We are being sponsored this week by Digi Stamp Boutique who are offering a £10 voucher to the winner.


Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 13 February 2015

Drumming Teddy - Pink Gem Designs - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning and welcome to my new follower Lianna...... wooooow I reached 200, must sort out a give away to celebrate. (Watch this space). Today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where our theme is 'For A Child'. A nice easy one, I got an early birthday card made for my great, great nephew  :), and you can see what his name is .
I have used a Pink Gem image 'Drumming Teddy' who is just too cute.


He is fussy cut and mounted onto paper from LOTV. The name and age are cut using Desire Dies. I added glossy accents to his hat, eyes and buttons, but have to admit it looks weird on his hat in the photos. The only other addition was some card candy.


He is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and some Gold metallic marker on his hat, cuffs and drum.


The inside does match the front and his hat looks a little better on here. I also double cut the letters to give a gold highlight.


We are being sponsored this week by Pink Gem Designs, who are offering 2 digi's of the winners choice from their designs


The other Snowflakes ladies have made some beautiful cards for your inspiration this week, and I hope you will take the time to visit their blogs.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Toot Toot - LOTV - Passion for Promarkers DT


Ooops nearly forgot to post this one :(,.. Today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers where our theme chosen by the lovely Marie is 'One for the Boys'.  Nice and simple.  I have used a LOTV image that I bought last year and finally inked up 'Toot Toot'.


A really simple layout. Straight cut imaged layered onto pastel mirror board.  The backing paper and screw brads are from my stash. The sentiment was from a freebie magazine st and mounted onto a SB fancy label.


He is of course coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Triamarkers with a little Prisma pencil for more depth.  The backgound uses MB clouds as stencils and filled in using my E Brush. I also added some glossy accents to the windscreen and head lights.


The inside does match the front.



We have two generous sponsors for this week’s challenge, so double the chance to win a prize. Firstly we have Letraset who are offering one lucky winner a Promarker Manga 12 pen set (Fantasy). 
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Our second generous sponsor is Polkadoodles and they are offering one lucky winner 2 boy related digis – Keyboard boy and guitar boy, which are super cute.
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The other ladies on the DT have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week, I hope you will take the time to check them out here.
Thanks for taking the time to look

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Lily - Ching-Chou Kuik



Good afternoon and welcome to my new follower Chana. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments you have been leaving, they really brighten my days. I am still on the sick atm with post shingles pain, fortunately affecting my left shoulder and upper arm, so I am still able to type and colour.
I have to admit to filling my days buying lots of new crafty stuff and making a few cards as I need 3 for February birthdays.
I have used another Ching-Chou Kuik image 'Lily' for today's card.


She is cut with Tattered lace ovals. The butterfly corners are Memory Box and the backing paper is from Michele Roos 'Butterflies and Humming Birds'. I added frantage to the cut butterflies and some glitter to the stamens of the lilies. The gems and ribbon are from my stash.


She is coloured with a mixture of Promarkers and Flexmarkers with a little Prisma pencil for added detail. The background is again made using my E Brush and Pebeo masking gum.


The inside does match the front.



I am entering the following challenges:-


Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 30 January 2015

Naughty Nurse - Kenny K - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning everyone, and welcome to my new follower, so glad you joined us.  Today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where the theme is 'Lot's of Layers'. Don't forget it doesn't have to be Christmas themed at the moment.
I used the really cute 'Naughty Nurse' image from Kenny K, who is one of our sponsors this week.


Now wouldn't the men love her to be nursing them.  She is coloured with Promarkers and then fussy cut and added to straight cut layers. The papers are from Nitwits. Matt gold mirror board and ribbon from my stash.


She is coloured with promarkers.


The inside does match the front. I was lucky enough to get 3 of the new lace dies from Joanna Sheen before they sold out. These dies are amazing. Designed to match to make long pieces and they literally drop out of the die when cut.  The Sentiment was computer generated, and mounted on a SB long scalloped rectangle.

As I said Kenny K is one of our sponsors this week and he is offering the winner 3 digi's of their choice from his shop



Our other lovely sponsor is Little Claire

Prize details to follow.

My other teamies have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week, I hope you will take the time to check them out here

Thanks for taking the time to look

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Dark Lilies - Ching-chou Kuik

Just for a change I made a card for fun.  I have used a Ching-chou Kuik image called Dark Lilies that I think is absolutely gorgeous. She has such soulful eyes.


She is straight cut and layered up on 3 different pastel mirror boards.  The corner is from Tattered lace. The backing paper, ribbon, heart slider and gems are from my stash.


She is coloured with promarkers and I added white gel pen for more definition.  I glazed her eyes with glossy accents and then stickles to the bird and flower stamens.


I created the background around her with my Craftwell E-brush, still waiting to get the Promarker attachment for it, but they are planning on releasing one. You get 3 Spectrum Noir pens with the brush fortunately a blue and a green which I blended together on the paper. I totally adore this tool and used Pebeo Drawing Gum to mask her off before spraying. This then just rubs off to reveal the image, much quicker than making a mask. (available from Crafters Companion)


The inside does match the front.

I am entering the following challenges :-


Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Paddy - Mo's Digital Pencil - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good morning everyone and welcome to a moaning Eileen again :).  What I thought was Chicken Pox turns out to have been Shingles, and oh boy do I know it now, with excruciating pain travelling down my arm and under my shoulder blade. Needless to say I am popping pills continuously, using heat plasters, even tried a tens machine but that didn't work. The only thing that does work quickly is having a hot shower, but the relief wears off quite quickly.

Anyway enough moaning. Today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers where our lovely Lou has chosen the theme 'New Beginnings'. So it can be new house, baby, job etc. This is a card I made a few weeks ago for a colleague who was changing jobs.  It's Paddy from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Isn't he just the cutest boy ever? He is straight cut and mounted onto co ordinations card.  The papers are all from Nitwits and the sentiment is computer generated. The ribbon and candy are from my stash.


He is of course coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Tria markers. I also added Prisma pencil for more definition. The background was made using MB clouds to mask areas then filled in with soft aqua Flexmarker.


The inside did match the front.


We have a wonderful sponsor this week as Digi Stamp Boutique are offering a £10 voucher to the winner.


The other Promarker girls have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week, I hope you will take the time to visit their blogs here. Don't forget to enter you must used Letraset products (Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Tria markers, Aqua markers, Neon Markers or Metallic Markers).

Thanks for taking the time to look