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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Sunshine - Ching Chou Kuik


Oh my posting after only one day.  This one is just for fun. I totally adore this image 'Sunshine' by Ching Chou Kuik and have had her coloured up for a while but was undecided about the background colours I used, so I went with a nice spring green.


I thought the green really makes the image pop.  She is fussy cut and mounted onto SB Grand Oval and Scalloped Grand oval. The 'lace' and corners are from Tattered Lace. I also added ribbon and pearl from my stash.  The backing paper is from Nitwits.


She is of course coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I added brown glitter to the sunflowers, gold to her hair and dress, and green to the leaves, sorry it doesn't show very well in the photo's.


Even a different angle doesn't show the glitter.


The inside does reflect the front.

I am entering the following challenges :-


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Friday, 27 March 2015

Lullaby - Sylvia Zet - Wee Stamps - Winter Wonderland DT


Good morning everyone and welcome to a new challenge at Winter Wonderland.  Today our challenge 'Embossing Wet or Dry' has been chosen by the lovely Lorraine. I have used a beautiful image by Sylvia Zet ' Lullaby'. 


She is straight cut and I used a Darice embossing folder for the background. The flowers are from WOC and the holly sprays are a Sue Wilson die. The ribbon and matt silver mirror board are from my stash.


She is coloured with Promarkers,  and I added  glamour dust to her wings, flowersoft and glistening ice writer to the branch.  The background was filled using an EBrush.


This one shows the embossing a little better



We are being sponsored this week by Crafts U Love


who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in store. (Have to admit it is one of my favourite stores)

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

Thanks for taking the time to look

I am entering the following challenges :-

Outlawz Friday Challenge - Anything Goes with a Christmas twist

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Cinnamon Sugar - Elizabeth Bell - Passion for Promarkers DT


Good morning everyone. Today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers, and this week I have chosen the theme of 'Check it Out'. We need to have checks, plaid or gingham somewhere on your creation.  I have used an old stamp from Elizabeth Bell, don't even know if it's still available as it was one of the first I bought.


She is cut using SB Lacy rectangles and all the other pieces are just straight cut.  The papers and 'extras' are from a Nitwit collection called Grannies Kitchen. The pearls are from my stash.


She is of course coloured with Promarkers and  Flexmarkers and I added Prisma Pencil for more depth.


This is a view of the inside.


We are being sponsored this week by the Digi Stamp Boutique, who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in store to the winner


My other teamies have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and I hope you will check them out here

Don't  forget to enter you must use Letraset products, (promarkers, flexmarkers, triamarkers, aquamarkers  etc)

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 13 March 2015

Spritz - Saturated Canary - Winter Wonderland DT



Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where our theme this week chosen by Carol is 'Blue Christmas'. The main colour on your card has to be blue and of course Christmas themed.
I have used an old Saturated Canary image 'Spritz' who I think is just too cute for words.


I think he is one of the best SC images. He is cut using C&C essential plain and decaled rectangles. The holly branches are from Sue Wilson. Small snowflakes are MS. Backing paper from Nitwits and ribbon and pearl from my stash.


He is coloured with Promarkers, flexmarkers and tria markers with distress ink around the edges. I also added Pearl drops to the holly berries and snowflakes.



The highlight around the papers is turquoise pastel metallic.


The inside does reflect the front.

We are being sponsored this week by Crafty Sentiments who are offering the winner 3 digi's of their choice from their shop

 
The other Snowflake ladies have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and can be found here.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Peony Kimono Maiden - Ching Chou Kuik



Good morning. I'm here today with a card made just for fun. I love Ching Chou Kuik's images and have used 'Peony Kimono Maiden' for my card today.


She is cut using SB Grand labels 4 and Decorative grand labels 4 with a faux nestie added for extra depth. The butterfly is from MBox and the little flower is T.Lace. Ribbon, lace and gems from my stash.


She is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Tria Markers with Prisma Pencil added for more definition. I also added distress ink around the edges and Blue and Purple Nuyo pure sheen glitter to the butterflies.


The inside does reflect the front.


I am entering the following challenges :-

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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

Crafty Sentiments

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