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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 :-


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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

Friday, 16 January 2015

Wryn Spring Bling - Tiddly Inks - Winter Wonderland DT



Wow I can't believe it's a month since my last blog. Welcome to my new followers and thank you for joining me with blogger. Thankfully I am now recovered from having Chicken Pox. I hope you had a good Christmas and that the new year brings lots of happiness.
Today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where the theme is ' Show us some metal'.  This can be charms, brads, eyelets or anything else you can think of.  For my metal I used lots of metallic mirror board.


I used Wryn Spring Bling from Tiddly Inks for my card. I have to admit I have had her coloured up for a few weeks.  For a change I made a stepper card in matt gold card and then layered her up on shiny gold. The sentiment is from Marianne designs as are the trees.


To colour her I used a mixture of Promarkers and Copics, and added some white pen for highlights



The poinsettia is from Memory Box with the petals paper pieced in red glitter card. The star is from Joanna Sheen, and gems from my stash.


We have a wonderful sponsor this week 

who are kindly offering 1 lucky winner
£10 voucher to spend in their online store
We are still in our non-Christmas Creations period so it doesn't have to be festive but of course if you want to get ahead then why not???

The other girls have made some beautiful cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here. We have a new member on the design team, Lena,  so I hope you will say hi to her.

Thanks for taking the time to look


Friday, 19 December 2014

Petal - LOTV - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning and welcome to the last challenge of the year for Winter Wonderland. It is also the start of a few months where your cards or project needn't be Christmas themed. Our theme this week is Fussy and Fancy.  I have chosen to use 'Petal' from LOTV.


She is cut using SB majestic labels 25 and mounted onto a Marianne Anga Square. The pearls are from Hobby House and ribbon, lace and pin from my stash. I haven't added a sentiment as I think it can be an 'anything' card as she looks so thoughtful.


She is of course coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Triamarkers. I also added a little Prisma pencil and some glamour dust to her wings. The background is distress ink.


The inside does reflect the front.


As this is our last challenge for 2014 it will last for 2 weeks and we have four great prizes on offer!  These are our generous sponsors:


£10 Voucher from the The Hobby House



£10 Voucher from Wild Orchid


£10 Voucher for Crafter's Companion



The girls on the design team have made some fabulous cards for you inspiration this week I hope you will pop over and see them here
Thanks for taking the time to look

Monday, 15 December 2014

Balloon Basket - LOTV

Good afternoon everyone. I thought I would share a card I made for a commission.  It's for a baby girl and I couldn't resist finally using this beautiful Stamp.


I have been playing with the new toy again (Ebrush) and think you will see lots more of these masked backgrounds. She is cut using SB grand ovals and mounted on a grand decorative oval. The corners are Joy crafts sentiment from Joanna Sheen and leaf flourishes from Marianne.  The papers are Dovecraft, flowers from WOC and charms, pearls, ribbon lace and butterfly from my stash.


She is coloured using promarkers and flexmarkers and I added glossy accents to the balloon and hearts and stickles to the stars.



The inside does reflect the front.


This is the box I made to match.


I am entering the following challenges


Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Poinsettia Sprite - Aurora Wings - Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge

Good morning everyone and welcome to the start of our mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers which runs from today until 6th January 2015. Yes the DT are taking a month long break but not before trying to encourage you to enter and try to win one of our fabulous prizes. I decided to use a gorgeous image from Aurora Wings and that's Poinsettia Sprite.


She is cut using Tattered Lace rectangles and mounted onto LOTV paper. The sentiment is from Memory Box and most of the flowers are from WOC with the addition of some birch cones from a local tree and leaves from table confetti.


She is of course coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Triamarkers with the addition of Stickles glitter in red gold and green.


The inside does reflect the front but this time in reverse with the green based paper and ribbon.


I also added some holly branches from Sue Wilson.


Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “bingo”.  You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you use the bingo board.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.
Here is the bingo board you must use for your creations (you can use any line horizontal, vertical or diagonal).  Please tell us which line you have used in your post:
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So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Letraset are generously offering 4 lucky winners a 6 pack of Promarkers (blending set)!
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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their store.
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Polkadoodles is offering one lucky winner 2 gorgeous digis called ‘Dollie Sleepyhead’ and ‘Dollie Trendsetter’.
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Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
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Little Claire Designs are offering one lucky winner a gorgeous stamp set called ‘changing birdhouse’.
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A Day for Daisies is offering one lucky winner a $12.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
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Crafty Sentiments Designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
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Fabulous prizes or what ??????  So come on and make something and enter.  We have some fabulous inspiration from the design team this week and will be reminding you again in 2 weeks.  Do have a look at the cards the girls have made here

Thanks for taking the time to look