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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Kids - Crafty Sentiments Guest Designer

Good morning. Today is the start of a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments where our theme is 'Kids', a really easy one, with dozens of really cute kids to choose from in the Crafty Sentiments store which can be found here.
I chose to use 'Henry - Why not' for this weeks challenge.  Do you ever have days when you just cant get anything right and have to start again?  I have 5 ripped up images to show that Saturday/Sunday were definitely those sort of days. To top it off this card I am posting is going to have to be taken apart as I somehow managed to stick the front and the back on the same of the card, something I have never done before.
Anyway back to my card.

Isn't he adorable?  He really does look as if he could never be naughty.  He is fussy cut, and I have used Nitwit papers to mount him on with a couple of layers of silver mirror board. This sentiment i from tattered lace. I was going to add some Tim Holtz  screw head brads, but after looking for them for an hour I couldn't fine the 'safe' place I had put them in (more frustration).
He is coloured with a variety of Letraset pens.

The sentiment inside is computer generated

The prize this week is 3 digis of your choice from the online store,

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

Thanks for taking the time to look

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Hibiscus Sprite - Aurora Wings

Good morning. I'm back with a just for fun image (not for a DT).  I almost forgot about the latest Aurora Wings Challenge, and it closes today.  I did colour this one up a while ago, and thought the 'Touch of Class' challenge is perfect for her. I chose to use 'Hibiscus Sprite'

She certainly looks as if she exudes class to me. I certainly had a red, black and gold phase at the time of colouring her.  She is straight cut and mounted onto black card, red glitter card and gold mirror board. The ribbon, gems and dazzler are from my stash.

A close up of the image and you can hardly see it in the photo, but the stamens have gold Nuvo glitter applied to them. She is coloured with Promarkers, flexmarkers and Triamarkers.

A view of the inside.  The sentiment is a Diesire die cut in red glitter card, and the corner punch is from a set I bought years ago and forgot I had.

A side view trying to catch the sparkle

I am entering the following challenges :-

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 17 June 2016

Joy of Christmas - Crafty Sentiments - Winter Wonderland DT

Good afternoon, did someone say Summer has arrived? I had to turn on the central heating.  Hope it is warmer where you are.
I forgot to reschedule this post after changing the photo's I took last night for some taken in daylight today.  So today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where the theme of 'sparkle and shine' was chosen by Anet.

I have used our sponsors image 'Joy of Christmas' and made a little scene.

It is really difficult to get the sparkle to show in photo's, but there is lots of it on there. He is fussy cut and I made the tree frame using die cuts from Memory Box and Presscut.  The fir trees are from Noor Designs. The sentiment from MB and the snowflake acetate is from Hunkydory.

I added Flowersoft to the snowman, Glamour Dust to all the trees and the sentiment and clear crystal beads to lots of the snowflakes

~A side view trying to catch the shine

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

and by The Craft Barn who are giving a £10 voucher to spend in store
The Craft Barn

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

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Food and Drink - Digi Stamp Boutique - Passion for Promarkers ~DT

Good morning, I'm here today with a card for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  Ali has chosen the theme of food and drink.  I have used our sponsor's image,Rosie Ice cream which can be found here

I created the background in Craft Artist, and all the layers are straight cut.  The sentiment is from LOTV and is cut with punches. The ribbon, pearls and dazzler are from my stash.

A closeup of the image, and I also did something new for me in  paper piecing her dress.

This is a view of the inside
We are being sponsored by th Digi Stamp Boutique who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in store.

So now it's up to you. Please  remember that you have to use  a  Letraset  product on your

this can be Promarkers Flex markers or Aquamarkers, and can you state which medium you have used.

There are some amazing cards on the WW blog on Passion for promarkers page, I hope you will check them out.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Good morning, I am here with a post that should have been posted, for challenge#165, at the Fussy and Fancy  on 3rd of June but had vanished into the internet cloud. Our theme is 'Wedding or Anniversary' and it was chosen by Tammy.
I have used a fabulous image from Mitzi at Aurora Wings that I have used a couple of times before, it's called Wedding Couple.

They are cut using a SB elegant oval die. The Mr&Mrs die is from ~
Memory box and the wedding day is a Diesire header die..

A close up and trying top show some of the sparkle

The flowers are all from WOC, and the DP was a freebie from a magazine. 
The pearls, butterfly and ribbon are from my stash

A view of the inside

We are being sponsored this week by the ever so generous Sweet Lilac Flowers who are again offering a 'special' prize for the winner

OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you just have to check out the cards made by the Ladies at Fussy and Fancy, you can find them here

You have till midnight on 16th June to enter

Thanks for looking

Friday, 10 June 2016

Winter Wonderland's 7th Birthday Celebration - Christmas Shopping - Winter Wonderland ~DT

Woww!!!!!!!!!!!! Who would have guessed we would be around  that long??????
So a huge thank you to everyone that enters our challenges, it's you that keeps it going, and of course the bonus is you don't end up with a huge list of cards to make at the last minute for Christmas.  Our theme this week chosen by Iwona is 'A ribbon and a bow'

I decided to do something a little different here and made a 'Magic' card. Why is it magic? Because at first site it looks like a flat card.

I added a snowflake charm to the corner to give the hint that there is more to the card.  The picture background is from a set that Crafters Companion released last year. The lace and pearls are from my stash, and I added lots of glamour dust to the 'snow',

Showing the construction of the card

The inside made with a card insert from the same CC set.

We have three fabulous sponsors this week

Crafty Ribbons are giving a £10 voucher to use in store
Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.
Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel?  Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft.  Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all!  Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.
Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog.  Go on, have a look... It's worth it !
Tony & Ali

A day for Daisies are giving $12 voucher for images from their online store

Crafter's Companion are giving a £10 voucher to spend in store 

We have both teams taking part this week, so lot's of inspiration is available on the Winter Wonderland blog,here. Don't forget your project has to be Christmas themed as well as having a ribbon and a bow
Thanks for taking the time to look

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Isobel -Thinking of spring - Crafty Sentiments - Any thing goes

Good morning. After a great weekend of relaxing I am really feeling more like myself, I was having major problems with my hip and knee, and not sleeping. I managed to get my cards made but I am only just writing them up now.  
This is the first of 3 posts.  
I was delighted to be asked to join the team at 'Crafty Sentiments' as a 6 month guest designer.
The have so many fabulous images on their site that you are spoiled for choice. 
Fortunately I didn't have to choose for this one as we are showcasing a new release

She is cut with a SB adorning square and mounted onto coordinations card. I have added MB tree, butterfly swirl, floral border, grass edger and clouds.  Magnolia fene and cheery Lynn grass border.

I just colour washed the sky before adding the clouds

A view of the inside which has the addition of a Penny black sentiment stamped onto the middle.

Our prize this week is 3 digi stamps from the on line shop

If you pop over to the challenge blog you can see the amaqzing images from my teamies

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Furry Friends - Conie Fong - Bella with Gift - Passion For Promarkers DT

Good morning, I'm here today with a card for our latest challenge at 'Passion for Promarkers' where Shelly has chosen the theme of 'Furry Friends'. Unfortunately she is ill atm and unable to add her card to the challenge.
I have used an image from Conie Fong 'Bella with Gift' which was a freebie to use in the May challenge that closes today (perfect timing :):):) )

She is cut with SB labels 25  with a faux nestie behind her. I used 4 different DP's 2ight and dark spots and 2 light and dark stripes, eah one having a silver mirror board frame. The sentiment is from LOTV and is cut using 3 different punches. The small butterflies are a MS punch and the large one is a MB. The ribbon, pearls and buckle are from my stash.

A close up of the image which shows I used victorian velvet distress ink on most of the items on the card. She is coloured using Triamarkers,Flexmarkers and Promarkers.

A side view. The buckle was plain silver plastic and I stuck on 'pearls' to make it match the others on the card.

A view of the inside.

~We are being sponsored this week by 2 cute to ink who have some awesome images in their store which you can find here

2 cute ink logo

The other ladies on team 1 have made some really amazing cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here.

So now it's up to you. 
Please remember that as well as following the challenge theme you must also use Letraset products, and can you please say which type you have used.

I am entering the following challenges:-

Friday, 20 May 2016

Holly Wreath Fairy - Crafts and me - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Winter Wonderland, where our theme 'Non-traditional Christmas colours was chosen by Christine.  I always love this theme because we get so many colour options to view. I have used a fabulous image by Hannah Lynn which is available from Teresa's shop at Craft's and me. It can be found here.

And here she is. Not my usual gallery of photos today as my camera did a nose dive and I couldn't get it to work after taking a couple of pictures of this image.

I fussy cut her and then created the background using matt silver mirror board, which I embossed with a darice snowflake folder. I also cut two of the decorative edges for the  concertina cards. (Shame I hadn't waited another day as I got the snowflake one on Tuesday.
I added lots of gems and pearls for extra bling Then added Flower soft to her furs and glitter to her wings and the stars in the wreath. Ribbon, dazzler, and charms from my stash.

A close up of the image. Doesn't she have amazing eyes??
She is coloured with Triamarkers, Flexmarkers and Promarkers.  It's great how the ultra fine nibs allow colouring of tiny spaces.

So what about getting started on your Chyristmas cards and join us in our challenge

The lovely Teresa at Crafts and Me has a voucher for £8 to spend in store for the lucky winner

I am entering the following challenges :-

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Passion for Promarkers Birthday Challenge - Spots and Stripes - A Day for Daisies - Pearls in my hair

Well can anyone tell me where another year has gone????? They do say the older you get the quicker the years fly by. So Passion for Promarkers challenge is a year older, and we love to celebrate in style.  HUGE thanks to the people and companies who sponsor us week in and week out, without you all the challenges would be bland, it's always a pleasure working with the images and support you give to us and to the others in Blog land.

So onto my card for the 'spots and/or stripes challenge'. I have used a Day for Daisies image that has been around for a while, and that is 'pearls in my hair'.

I really do have a thing about orange and coral atm, good job Letraset have a huge palate of those colours. She is cut using a SB 'Elegant labels 4, with a faux nestie behind her.
The butterflies are also SB dies. The lace, pearls and metal embellies are from Live and Love 

A close up of the image. I did add glossy accents to the red pearls.

A view of the inside which shows off the spots and stripes a little better.  

So our wonderful sponsors have given us lots of presents for you to win

 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 . 

Letraset are offering one lucky winner an amazing prize of a 25 pce Mixed Media Set.
Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $10.00 worth of digi papers
DigiStamp Boutique are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
DigiStamp Boutique logo
Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
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LC Designs are offering one lucky winner a mini paper pack called ‘Dinkies nice and stripey’.
Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
sassy studio designs logo
Di’s Digi Stamps is offering one lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store .
Di's Digital Stamps
Clearly Besotted Stamps is offering one lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store.
clearly besotted stamps
2 cute ink stamps is offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice.
2 cute ink logo
Uniko stamps is offering one lucky winner one in-stock stamp set of their choice.

Little Things from Lucy’s Cards is offering one lucky winner 8 shaker selections of their choice.
Lucy's shop

Isn't that an amazing list !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!