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Friday, 22 May 2015

Ugly Christmas Sweater - Saturated Canary - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning. Today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where Lynsey has chosen the theme of 'Festive Food'.  I have to admit to being a little stuck on what image to use for this challenge, but Candy Canes came to the rescue :)
So for my card today I have used an older one from the lovely Krista at Saturated Canary, 'Ugly Christmas Sweater'.  This one really makes me smile as I have a cream one that looks just like this.


Another almost CAS one. She is fussy cut and mounted onto a ? Crafter' s companion/Hunkydory background. Layered onto cordinations and silver mirror card.  The snowflakes are part of a Memory Box die, and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash. The sentiment is from Crafts Too.


I added glossy accents to her glasses. She is coloured with Triamarkers, Promarkers and Flexmarkers.


The inside again with the pre coloured background.


We are being sponsored this week by Crafter's Companion who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in store.


I hope you will take the time to check out the fabulous cards my teamies have made for your inspiration this week here.  It will be Christmas before you know it, so why not join in with our challenge and get started on some early cards.

Thanks for taking the time to look 

I am entering the following challenges :-

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Diamonds - Aurora Wings - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good morning everyone. I hope you had a wonderful week last week and managed to fit some crafting into your busy schedules. I am here today with a card for a very special celebration at Passion for Promarkers, who are celebrating a 6th Anniversary.  
 Can you believe it's been 6 years since Gina and Denise started the blog to share a love of all things Letraset.  
I have used another beautiful image from Mitzi at Aurora Wings 'Diamonds'.


I have kept it very CAS to show off the image, with just a little diamond bling from my stash. I made the card with Centura Pearl, it's  8"x 6"
She is matted and layered onto co-ordinations card.


She is of course coloured with Triamarkers, Flexmarkers and Promarkers. I did add a little glossy accents to her jewels.


The inside does match the front.


As it's a special challenge we have a really easy theme for you of "no sentiment", although please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.  As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual .  Here we go....
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Letraset are offering one lucky winner an exclusive (not available in stores) wallet and 3 sets of promarkers!
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Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $10.00 worth of digi papers
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DigiStamp Boutique are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher
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Polkadoodles are offering one lucky winner 2 digis from their Eden Collection:
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Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their online store!
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Little Claire designs are offering one lucky winner a beautiful stamp called April Showers
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Do have a look at the Passion for Promarkers site to see the fabulous creations both teams have made for your inspiration this week, and for more details of the prizes on offer

I am entering the following challenges :
Allsorts challenge #311 - No squares allowed
ABC challenge - J is for Jewels
Aurora Wings Challenge #15 - Dream Wedding (hope this image is okay, if not please delete)
Crafting from the heart challenge #60 - Anything Goes



Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Lily - Wee Stamps - Passion for Promarkers DT.

Good morning everyone. Today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers where Lou has chosen the theme of 'Blues and Purples', have to admit it is a colour combo that I really like.  I have used 'Iris' from the ever so talented Sylvia Zet at Wee Stamps.


She is cut using a T.lace die and then all of the other mounts are straight cut.  The flowers are all from WOC and I added some Cheery Lynn and Crealies leaves. The ribbon, dazzler and Jewel stems are from my stash.  The background is embossed using an Embossalicious folder.


She is of course coloured with Triamarkers, Flexmarkers and Promarkers. The background is distress ink. I added Nuvo glitter to the centres of the flowers and to the spots on her wings, but of course it doesn't show.


The inside does reflect the front.


We have Bugaboo as our very generous sponsor this week and they are offering a $21 voucher to spend in their store


Don't forget you have to used Letraset products the enter the challenge  (promarkers, flexmarkers, triamarkers, aquamarkers  etc).  My other teamies have made some beautiful cards for your inspiration this week, it would be great if you took the time to check them out here. 

Thanks for taking the time to look

I am entering the following challenges:-

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Miyabi - Aurora Wings


 Good afternoon. Well I finally took the plunge and inked up another gorgeous image from Aurora Wings............... 'Miyabi'. Oh my did she take some colouring, this was my 5th attempt and I'm still not completely happy with my colour choices.


I followed the guide Mitzi gave us as to her skin colour and ornaments etc and then just went with the flow when it came to the flowers. She is straight cut and mounted onto gold Centura pearl and then red and black card for a dramatic effect. The ribbon, butterfly and charm are from my stash and the large butterfly is a tonic die.



I added silver Sakura pen to her hair slides and then coated them in glossy accents.  I also added lots of small pearls around the flowers.


This is the inside where I used  dies from Tattered lace.

I am entering the following challenges :-

Friday, 8 May 2015

Sally and little squirrel - Conie Fong - Winter Wonderland DT


Good morning and welcome to my new follower :). Today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where I am the host this week.
I have used another Conie Fong image 'Sally and Little Squirrel'.


I think it ended up looking a little fussy and I should have used a plainer background. She is straight cut and layered onto a WRS die cut. I made the corners from this die too. The tree is from MB and the Sentiment from Crafts Too. DP is from LOTV and ribbon gems and charm from my stash.


She is coloured using Triamarkers, Flexmarkers and Promarkers. I airbrushed the sky and added lots of Glamour dust to the ground and the tree. I also added  flower soft to the fur on her cape and pompoms on her boots.  The little stars are waste from the tree die cut.


This is the inside of the card.

We are being sponsored this week by Stamp and Create, who are offering a $20 voucher to spend in store.
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My Snowflake teamies have created some beautiful cards for your inspiration this week, and I hope you will take the time to check them out here

Don't forget to enter you must use a Christmas image.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Mother and Baby Girl - Conie Fong


So we have a new princess in Britain, who to me looks remarkably like her grandmother, and to celebrate I have a beautiful image from Conie Fong 'Mother and Baby' which is available at Sweet Pea Stamps.


I used a plain background to bring out all the added details, especially the gorgeous lace. She is cut with SB grand ovals and mounted onto a  Fleur de Elegance oval. Ribbon lace and pearl string are from The Ribbon Shop. Congratulations sentiment and corners are from Tattered Lace.


She is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Triamarkers. I air sprayed the background with my Ebrush.

The inside does reflect the front.


I am entering the following challenges :-


Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Whispy - Saturated Canary - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good morning, and welcome to my new follower Deb, so happy that you're following me.  Today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers where 'Lou' has chosen the theme of 'Easel does it', we want to see your easel cards this week. I have used an old favourite of mine 'Whispy' by Saturated Canary.


It is so difficult to photograph easel cards :(, so I have other version :)

She and the card and layers are cut with Go Create dies. Would you believe I actually made all the flowers too using Britania dies for the roses and a SB Aster for the front of the card.


She is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Tria Markers and I added Glamour Dust for a little extra sparkle.  The ribbon (which IRL does match the paper) pearls and dazzler are from my stash.



We have two wonderful sponsors this week. Michele from MR Designs who is offering a £10 voucher to spend in store on some of her wonderful Designer Papers and embellishments



and Letraset who are offering a Promarkers Collectors set (Neutral)

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Don't forget you have to used Letraset products the enter the challenge  (promarkers, flexmarkers, triamarkers, aquamarkers  etc).  My other teamies have made some beautiful cards for your inspiration this week, it would be great if you took the time to check them out here. 

I am entering the following challenges :-


Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 24 April 2015

Sparkly and Bright - MR Designs - Winter Wonderland DT


Good morning I am back today with a card for our new challenge at Winter Wonderland.  Our theme this week is 'twinkle, twinkle' (all things sparkly and bright) So think sparkle, glitter, bling, stars - really anything sparkly. The lovely Mags is the hostess this week.

Just for a change I haven't done any colouring on this project. The papers I have used are from the 'Winter Frost' collection by Michele who is our wonderful sponsor this week.


I have used one of the designer papers and added part of the fishtail tag and one of the sentiments.  I wish I could get the sparkle to show in a photo as I have used glitter card for one of the mounts, and for the top layer of the MB bauble and the Marianne poinsettia.


The inside uses the same papers with a computer generated sentiment.


I also used rainbow mirror board as the first layer of the bauble. Added some stickles to the sentiment and a few gems from my stash.


The other snowflake ladies, including our new team member Lesley have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here.

Please remember Christmas projects only.We are sponsored by 
M R Designs
Prize is a 20 Euro voucher

Thanks for taking the time to look