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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Eat, Drink and be merry - Saturated Canary - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good afternoon,  morning I'm here with yet another late card, and I'm not going to moan about why it's late, it's my fault.
This one is for the latest challenge at Passion for Promarkers 'Eat Drink and be Merry'.  I have had this image coloured and waiting to e used for a while, was just waiting for the right challenge. This one was chosen by our lovely Lisa, and can be any form of food/drink and can be Christmas or any other time.
I chose to use Coffee and Doughnuts by Krista.


Would you even guess how many layers are on this card? 6 on the front and 5 on the inside. My layers are straight cut with the corners rounded. Can you guess what I have forgotten to do?
Yes....... I forgot to crop the ribbon and didn't realise until I posted the images on here.
I layered up coordination card with mirror board, and there is a DP hiding in there with cupcakes on it.


A close up of the image.  The black layer comes with the image, but I added black sparkle paper, it's a shame it doesn't show on the photo's.
She is coloured with Triamarkers, Flex markers and Promarkers.

Our Sponsor this week is Clearly Besotted stamps 

clearly besotted stamps

 they are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set of their choice (which must be in stock) from their online store.  I know the store is currently closed but Jenny will very kindly send the chosen stamp set out straight away!  They have so many gorgeous stamps to choose from you will be spoilt for choice! 

The other ladies on the DT have made fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and they can be found here.

 Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, Tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc


Thanks for taking the time to look

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Christmas Seasons - Crafty Sentiments DT


Good afternoon. I am back with another late DT card.  This time it's because it has never stopped raining for the past 4 days. I tried to take pictures using a daylight lamp but all it did was to make the gold, red, and green reflect their colours. It is still raining today, but I took another set of photo's today and they are slightly better.


This real cutie is of course by Crafty Sentiments and is the last one I have completed as a Guest Designer with the team.  My life has been so chaotic, over the past 6-8 months, that I thought they would have fired me months ago. Thank you for being so patient with me Celine.
Now back to my card.
I decided to make a shaker card as I think they are great for use during the Winter, Christmas period. Now who doesn't like Poinsettias? It does make me think of Christmas. I cut an oval in the middle of a three panelled card for the front and middle of the card, and made panels with the cut outs.  The berry branches are by 'Sue  Wilson. the largest flower is SB and the two smaller ones are from Marianne Dies. The sentiment is by Whimsy an the charms and gems are from my stash .



I added ice crystals and Frantage silver crushed glass glitter.for the snow.


                                                                                                                                                                                      A view of the centre.


This week our theme is
Anything Goes

Our Prize this week.


3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image.

1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image.


The ladies on the team have mad some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week, and they can be found here.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 18 November 2016

Different folds or Shaped Cards - Multiple Dies and Stamps used - Fussy and Fancy DT.

Good evening everyone, I'm back with another card that should have gone on line this morning.  This time it's a different sort of card for me, a trifold. Our lovely Annie is the host and she has chosen a theme of  'Different folds or a shaped card.' I cut a diangular strip off some black A4 card going from 5 1/2 " to 8" and divided it into 3 equal panels with score lines. I did the same to a piece of white but with  made it 1/2 an inch smaller. I then did some masking and layering. I then sprayed it using an Ebrush. Once the back was dry I then stamped on the extra trees.


This time I cut rather than creating scoring lines

This is a view of the middle layer on the front


The last front panel



The middle panel on the back, there are another 2 panels  for ad
ding messages. I have used a 
Clarity stamp for the main image.
Our sponsor for this challenge is Wild Orchid Crafts who are offering the winner £15 to spend in store

So now it's up to you.

 the other ladies on the team  have  created some fabulous projects for your inspiration this week and you can find them here

Thanks for taking the time to view their blogs 




Poinsettias or Snow is falling Winter Wonderland DT

Here I am late again. !!!!!!
I have been demented trying to sort out the images for today's posts. When I started I couldn't access the photo's on my camera. the part of the cable that plugs into it was damaged, I rembered  I caught it under the castor of my computer chair. I spent about 4 hours trying to sort out another cable. I finally went to bed at 4 pm. Started looking again this morning, but again no Joy. I had a GP appointment and called into the local computer shop on my way back. he didn't have one instock, but asked me if I had card reader slots on my printer.  Now that was one I hadn't tried, but I managed to down load them straight from the card.
So I had sorted out that problem, but then I couldn't get on line and finally  sorted out the problem. I have to admit that the camera was nearly thrown against the wall swiftly followed by my key board.

Back to the challenge. This week Louise has chosen the theme of 'Snow is falling or/and Poinsettias.  So lots of scope for the next 2 weeks.


I have used a really cute image from Tiddly Inks, 'Skater Wryn'. She is fussy cut and mounted onto a WRS  Christmas frame.The sentiment is LOTV. The poinsettias are from Spell Binders, Mariaanne dies, and Noor designs. The ribbons and gems are from my stash.


A close up to show the image which was coloured with Letraset pens

A view of the inside.

We are being sponsored this week by Crafty Sentiments Designs who are giving the lucky winner their choice of 3 images from the shop.


The Snowflake ladies have made some fabulous cards for this challenge which can be found here.

I hope you will join us in this challenge, please don't forget that it is 
Christmas projects only.

Thanks for taking the time to look







Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Christmas is Coming - LOTV - Passion for Promarkers DT




Good morning and welcome to another challenge at Passion for Promarkers, where the hostess is Julie, and our theme is 'Christmas is coming'.
I have used one of the new images from LOTV, Regency Christmas.


She is straight cut and then I rounded the corners. She is mounted onto a SB Christmas die with a faux nestie behind it. The DP is from Nitwits and the sentiment from LOTV. Flowers and berries from WOC. Ribbon, dazzler and gems from my stash.


A side view to show the flowers, (think I went a little mad with the number I used.)
I coloured with Tria markers, Flex markers and Promarkers. I used Glamour Dust on the snowflakes and the fluffy trim on her coat, and lots of red pearls on the holly.


A view on the inside, but the frame I used is from WRS.

We would love you all to join in with this challenge where our sponsor is '2 Cute to Ink', and they are giving the winner their choice of 2 digi's.

2 cute ink logo

Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation I.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  

My other teamies have again made some fabulous projects for your inspiration this week and you can find it here.

Thanks for taking the time to look







Thursday, 10 November 2016

Winter - Crafty Sentiments -- Crafty Sentiments Guest Designer


Good morning,  and welcome to this week's Crafty Sentiments challenge.  I have made another  card blip where when it comes to  adding the right card for the right challenge.  This should have been added on Tuesday, and I thought it wasn't due until 14th.
Our theme this week chosen by Patricia is Winter (this can be anything to do with the season - Snowy scenes, Snowmen, penguins,  Santa etc.)

I have chosen to use Snowmen family and the picture looks to me like a mother and son.


I bought the window die 
about 2 years a ago and I think it's from M.Box. the merry Christmas is definitely M.Box. 
The image surrounding the frame is from another old favourite of mine (Crafters Companion Cute Christmas, using images from Jane Nestorenko) and the dark green Christmas mirror board is at least 2 years old . The window catch is 2 brads and a piece of sheering elastic.



A view of the inside of the front page featuring two really cute snowmen from Crafty Sentiments that can be found here. I added some Cheery Lynn snowflakes and then Glamour Dust, nevo black glitter, Flower Soft and then ice crystals.  The sky was created using my E-brush.


Now to get you really confused, This is the outside of the middle, again reflecting the front layout.


and this is the back of the middle layer, which uses freebies from magazines.


So there we are, something a little different from me.

 Now to the gorgeous images you can win, if you enter


 3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image.

1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs Image.

 1 image for our crafty sentiments favorite

We have some fabulous designs for your inspiration this week, which can be found here.

Thanks for taking the time to look









Saturday, 5 November 2016

Arctic Friends - Saturated Canary - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good afternoon, hope it's better than here where we have hardly seen the sun for the passed  days.  I am here with a very late post for the challenge at Passion for promarkers, but better late than never.
I have used a Saturated  Canary image 'Arctic Friends' .


I debated whether a penguin really matched the theme as they can't fly even though they are classed as birds. (I had made one with 3 owls sitting in a tree, and then realised that it was a winter themed card that the challenge asked for.)
Back to this one, she is framed using a SB Gold Rectangles one die.and I added lots of die cuts.


A close up of the image. She is coloured using Flexmarkers,Triamarkers and Promarkers. I added Flower Soft and Glamour Dust to the trim on her coat. The snowflakes and moon are also enhanced using Glamour Dust, and I used a mix of ice crystals and Glamour Dust to the the snow she is standing on. The sky was created using my E-pen.


A side view trying to get the glitter to show. The icicles and snowflakes are Cheery Lynn. The largest tree is by Marianne dies, the 2 thinner ones from Joy crafts,
penguins are from Joanna Sheen, and I think the sentiment is from Britannia Dies



A view of the inside where I have used even more dies. The sleigh and reindeer's  are Cheery Lynn, sentiment from Crafters Companion, and the space for the sentiment and layers were cut using a Crafters Companion deckle-edge on their trimmer.


One last view where I think the black\white glitter show better on the penguins.
Sorry for such a long post. 

Onto the new challenge, which has been set by Hazel from Team 1, and she has given us a gorgeous theme of ‘tweetmas wishes’.  Hazel would simply like you to make a Christmas creation using an image that includes a bird.  It doesn’t have to be the main image as long as there is a bird on there somewhere! Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation I.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc

Our sponsor this week is
 All Dressed Up stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their online store.  They have so many gorgeous images to choose from you will be spoilt for choice!
All Dressed Up stamps

If you want to see more inspiration why not pop over to Passion for
pop over to Passion for Promarkers to see the gorgeous cards the DT ladies have made for this week.

Thanks for taking the tie to look







Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Fifi Bubbles, Crafty Sentiments DT

Good morning and welcome to another Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  I have used a really cute image for today's card, 'Fifi Bubbles' which can be found here.


She is cut using a Tattered Lace oval with another oval behind her. I then straight cut all the layers The papers are from My Grafico, Flowers from WOC, dazzler, clear drops and  and ribbon from my stash.  The sentiment is from LOTV and is cut and layered using punches. The leaves are a MS punch.


She is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Tria markers. I also added distress ink to the edges. and a frosted glaze to the clear drops and to the flowers on her hat.


A view of the inside which shows all the layers.


The Prizes for this challenge are...

 3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image.

1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs Image.

 1 image for our crafty sentiments favourite

The other ladies have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here.



Another reminder that we have some fabulous new images for your Halloween cards



Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 21 October 2016

Oak Tree Girl - Wee stamps - Fussy and Fancy DT.

Hello again, I am back with my Fussy and Fancy head on, and using another Wee stamp. I have so many stamps and digi's that have never been used that I have set myself a challenge to use them all. So today I have used Oak Tree Girl who I think is perfect for an autumn colours. Our theme this week and hosted by Jo is 'Shades of Autumn'


She is cut using Tattered lace circles, and the leaves are from Spellbinders. I added Nuvo glitter to them, either high lighting the whole leaf or adding it to the veins. The ribbon, dazzler  and pearls are from my stash. The Sentiment is computer generated and gilded using my Minc machine.


A view of the inside. (It took me ages to work out how to add the song words in a circle)

The metal embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts



We are being sponsored this week by ~Wild Orchid Crafts.
They are offering the winner a £15 voucher to spend in store.





 It always amazes me that they have such a huge catalogue of stock. I started with an A4 box for the flowers and it has now grown to a 64 litre really useful one, but isn't it always the case that you never have the colour you need.

The other ladies on the Fussy and Fancy team have made totally fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for taking the time to look