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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

Friday, 5 December 2014

Winter Lights Wryn - Tiddlinks - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning everyone and welcome to a new challenge at Winter Wonderland, where our theme this week is 'North or South Pole'.  We want to see your festive makes featuring either a penguin or polar bear, or both.

I've had great fun playing with an early Christmas present, the Craftwell E Brush.  Unfortunately the pen holders for the Promarker range aren't available yet, but should be in the New Year.  You do get a red, blue and green Spectrum Noir with the set so I was still able to play. I have used the Tiddlyinks digi 'Winter Lights Wryn', who is riding on a polar bear.


So my background was made using masks and the Ebrush.  The trees are Sheena Douglas stamps, and the Santa and sleigh is from Cheery Lynn.  The mounts are just straight cut.  The sentiment is from Creative Expressions.


They are coloured using Promarkers, and Flexmarkers.  I used the lightest cool grey to try to give his coat some texture. I know it doesn't show well but I also added Glamour Dust to her fur, the hills and around the moon.


The inside has the addition of a Sheena Douglas Sentiment and a Memory Box deer.

We are very lucky this week to be sponsored by Marianne who are giving a special prize to the winner.

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

Thanks for taking the time to look

I am entering the following challenges:-


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Sarah - Wee Stamps - Sylvia Zet - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good morning everyone. Today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and our theme is ' Blooming Marvelous' chosen by the lovely Lisa. We want to see flowers on your card.  I have used one of Sylvia Zet's new images, 'Sarah' what a cutie she is.


For a change I made a criss cross card. She is cut using SB Grand opulent circles with a plain circle behind her. The 'lace' edging is a MS punch. I added holly spay from Sue Wilson and the poinsettia's are a mixture of Sue Wilson and Spellbinders. The resin flowers are from WOC.



She is of course coloured with Promarkers, Tria markers and Flexmarkers with some Prisma pencil added for depth.  I also added copious amounts of Glamour Dust to her fur trim and pompoms.  



The papers are all from LOTV and I added liquid pears to the ones inside the card and flat back pearls to the outside ones.


The inside of the card with a MB sentiment.


Our sponsor this week is the fabulous POLKADOODLES with the winner receiving a digi.
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Don't forget to enter you have to follow the theme and use Letraset products to colour your image, (Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Triamarkers, Aqua markers, Metallic markers or Neon Markers)
I hope you will take the time to look at the fabulous cards my teamies have made for your inspiration this week.

Thanks for taking the time to look 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Let's Get Sentimental - Winter Wonderland Challenge.


Good morning. I hope everyone is well. Today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where our theme is 'Let's Get Sentimental', really easy as there just has to be a sentiment somewhere on your project.
Something really different from me this week, a card without using Promarkers.  



I fell in love with the new Tonic dies and just had to order the full set. The sentiment is from an old Kanban set I had 'stored'. The poinsettia is a mixture of SB and Sue Wilson dies. Everything is mounted on a layer of gold and one of red mirror board.  The other side is cut with a SB grand square and I used Stormy Sky distress ink to create the background and give the trees some shading. The trees are a mixture of Marianne and Diesire dies. Santa should have another reindeer at the front but it wouldn't fit. It's cut with a Cheery Lynn die.  I then added copious amounts of Glamour Dust and Ice Crystals.


I created the inside with Nitwit papers and elements and the sentiment is computer generated using my favourite 'Tangerine' font.

So back to the challenge and this week we have 3 fabulous sponsors.


Delicious Doodles are offering 4 Digi's of your choice 

Digital Delights are giving a $5 voucher

and Clickit4Crafts are offering an amazing $35 worth of products of the winners choice

So lots of great prizes to be won.  Don't forget your project has to be Christmas themed and you can enter a maximum of 3 times.
The other 'Snowflakes' have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration this week and I hope you will take the time to view them here.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

To My Best Friend - Scrapberry's - Passion for Promarkers DT


Good morning everyone hope all is going well for you. Today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers where Julie has selected the theme 'Lace'.... we want to see it somewhere on your creation.  I finally got around to completing a card using a Scrapberry's image which is available from Funky Kits.


She is cut using a SB grand circle and mounted only a Marianne Circle die.  The butterfly is from MB and corners are Persian Accents,and sentiment mount is a lacy cirlcle, both age from SB.  The dp is from the Boufle pack. Lace from Live and love crafts and all pink is co-ordinations. 


She is of course coloured with Promarkers, Triamarkers and Flexmarkers with a little Prisma pencil added. I also distressed around the edge with spun sugar.


I added diamond stickles to the sentiment and top layer of the butterfly. Sorry for the quality of the photos, there just wasn't any sun and had to take these using daylights.


I added more Persian accents to the inside.

We are being sponsored this week by Letraset who are offering the winner a set of 6 Flexmarkers

The other girls have made fabulous cards for your inspiration this week, you can find them here.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 7 November 2014

Dan and Snowman - Digi Stamp Boutique - Winter Wonderland DT


Good morning everyone and welcome to my new followers on Bloglovin. Today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where our theme this week is 'Frosty the Snowman', so we want to see a snowman somewhere on your card.  I chose to use a really cute image from Digi Stamp Boutique 'Dan and Snowman', and for a change I made a stepper card.



I cut him using a WRS snowflake frame. I added a straight cut card which I had added SB Essential Elements to, then mounted onto a LOTV paper and more co-ordinations and matt silver mirror board.
The snowflake side panels are mounted onto clear acetate and are from Joy Crafts. The little trees are from MB and the star is from JS.  The sentiment is LOTV and gems from my stash., phew quite a few elements :)


Abetter view of the image, which is of course coloured with Tria Markers, Flexmarkers and Promarkers with a little Prisma pencil for emphasis. I added glamour dust to the snowman, star and frame. He is standing on Pinflair Ice Crystals and I added glossy accents to his wellies, and the snowmans nose and buttons. Finally I added Glistening Snow Writet randomly to look like snow falling.


I just wish I could get glamour dust to show in pictures.



We are lucky to have 2 sponsors this week and they are 
The Ribbon Girl who are giving a £10 gift voucher

                                                        

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who are offering a stamp of their choice
 

The other girls on the Snowflakes team have made some amazing cards for your inspiration this week, I hope you will take the time to check them out here
Don't forget your card has to be Christmas themed, with a snowman.

Thanks for taking the time to look