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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Sympathy Card


Good morning,

I made this card some time ago but haven't got round to blogging it until now as I've been unwell recently. The card was for a very dear friend of mine whose Mum recently passed away and I wanted to send a card that wasn't too flowery so that I could let her know I was thinking of her.

I cased the design from a video I came across on YouTube

Digital Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique
Digital Design Papers: Designs by Krista (Bella)
Embellishments: Ribbon and gems from my craft stash
Tools: Martha Stewart Border Punch and Die-namics (Fishtail Flag Stax)

Friday, 31 March 2017

Paperbabe Stamps - Guest Artist Blog Hop...Chris Dark Stamps


Good morning,

A while a go I was approached by my lovely blogging buddy Chris Dark, to see if I would like to design a card using her new Garden Fairies clear stamps and to participate in a blog hop with Paperbabe Stamps. Chris is a very talented artist and it took me all of a nano second to say YES!

I've used the gorgeous BUTTERFLY CATCHER fairy and sentiment and you could win a set of these stamps if you join in the blog hop.  You'll find all the details below.

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We are very excited to announce a guest artist in the Paperbabe Stamps family and to celebrate we are having a little blog hop...

The very talented Chris Dark has designed a collection of beautiful Garden Fairies Stamps, the Butterfly Catcher, Butterfly Emerges, Butterfly Fairy, and Musical fairy, they are a larger set and each includes a beautiful sentiment.



To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole garden fairies collection to one lucky winner.

Here are the details:
  • A winner will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on Sunday, 2nd April to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Wednesday, 5th April to see if you are one of our lucky winners.


Today, we’ve enlisted some super talented designers to inspire you with ideas on how to use these beautiful new garden fairies! Hop along for lots of fun and inspiration! 
Carole C

Have fun on the HOP!

Stamped Image and Sentiment: Chris Dark Stamps (Butterfly Catcher)
Design Papers: from my scraps drawer
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Heart buttons from my craft stash

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Passion for Promarkers #386...Lace, Ribbon or Twine


Good morning,

We have a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme is...
LACE, RIBBON OR TWINE

Remember to be eligible to win, you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products i.e. Promarkers, Flex Markers, Tria Markers, Aqua Markers or Metallic Markers and of course follow the theme!

We are sponsored by
http://www.disdigistamps.com/
and the winner will receive a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: Di's Digi Downloads (Cute Puppy)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Creative Type)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Favourite Findings Buttons, cream lace and bakers twine from my craft stash
Tools: Cheery Lynn Designs (Step Card #1 Die)
Sentiment: From the Heart Stamps (Mouse Balloon)

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Passion for Promarkers #384...In the Pink

Good morning,

We have a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today with myself choosing the theme.
I think we all need cheering up with the dull, wet and rainy weather so I've gone for a colour theme of...
IN THE PINK

You must use predominantly pink on your projects and remember to be eligible to win, you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products i.e. Promarkers, Flex Markers, Tria Markers, Aqua Markers or Metallic Markers and of course follow the theme!

We are sponsored by
and the winner will receive 4 digital images of their choice

Digital Image: Bugaboo (Tulip Hedgie)
Digital Border: Delicious Scraps (Doodles Border Vol.2 Border 3)
Digital Design Papers: Pixeled Paper Design (Spring Digital Papers) and Echo Park (Country Drive)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Bakers Twine from my craft stash
Tools: Square Scalloped Nestabilities
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Simply Teddy Birthdays 1)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Passion for Promarkers #382...Clean & Simple


Good morning,

We have a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme is...
CLEAN AND SIMPLE

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge and remember to be eligible to win you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products i.e. Promarkers, Flex Markers, Tria Markers, Aqua Markers or Metallic Markers and of course follow the theme!

We are sponsored by
http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1
and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in their online store.

Digital Image & Sentiment: From The Heart (Bunny Love)
Digital Border: RebeccaB Designs (Borders #2 Square:32)
Card Stock: Darice 'Polka Dot Pop' A2 Card Base (Core'dinations)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers #380...All Creatures Great & Small


Good morning,

We have a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme is...
ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL

We would like to see animals on your creations and remember to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

This weeks lovely sponsor All Dressed Up Stamps very kindly gave us some images to play with (thank you) and I was lucky enough to be able to use this fabulous 'Baseball Bear' on my card
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/alldressedupstamps
the winner will receive 2 digital images of their choice

I just wanted to mention that our lovely and talented DT buddy Eileen passed away a couple of days ago.
RIP in lovely lady, you will be sadly missed by so many...such a talented crafter and so sad too that the last card posted on her blog in December was her DT card for Passion for Promarkers.

Digital Image: All Dressed Up Stamps (Baseball Bear)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Brilliant Blue)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'I Love a Ginger font

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

92nd Birthday Card


Good morning,

Although I don't really make any new year resolutions, one thing I have promised myself is that I will try to post at least one card a week on my blog, so here goes...

I made this card for my husbands Aunty who recently turned 92! I opted for a pre-coloured image and this gorgeous Die'sire die I bought last year but have not used until now..shameful that it's been stuck in a drawer and not seen the light of day until now (I'm rolling my eyes).

Pre-coloured Image: Lily of The Valley Art Pad (Set 27 - Beautiful Blooms)
Design Papers: First Edition (Pretty Posy)
Embellishments: White satin ribbon and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Die'Sire Create a Card Die (Ornate Lattice), Nestabilities, Sizzix Die (Scalloped Circle)
Sentiment: Docrafts Papermania (All Occasion Glittered Sentiments)

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers #378...Sports/Hobbies


Good morning,

We've a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme is...
SPORTS/HOBBIES

I've chosen this super cool image of a Lambretta scooter which became quite famous in the 60's when the movie Quadrophenia came out.  It became a hobby of many enthisiasts to customize their bikes, mosty with additional mirrors and lights. Could quite see myself on one of these now!

We are sponsored by
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
the prize they are offering is a £10 voucher to spend in their store

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: L C Designs (Lambretta)
Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Winter Wonderland)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Tools: Nestabilities, Die-namics (Fishtail Flag Stax)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers #376...Anything Goes


Good morning,

Here I am with my first card of 2017 which is my design team card for Passion for Promarkers

The theme has been chosen by our new team member Kitty (welcome to the team) and she has made it a nice simple challenge to ease you back in after the Christmas holidays...
ANYTHING GOES

This weeks lovely sponsor Crafty Sentiments has very kindly given us some images to play with (thank you) and I have chosen this adorable little bear 'Bundle of Hearts'
http://www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
the prize they are offering is a choice of 3 Digital Stamps from their store

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: Crafty Sentiments (Bundle of Hearts)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: Darice 'Polka Dot Pop' A2 Card Base (Core'dinations)
Embellishments: Buttons and ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics (Blueprints 3) and Circular Nestabilities

Sunday, 1 January 2017

* * * Happy New Year * * *

Happy New Year everyone!

My blog was very neglected throughout 2016 which was mainly due to the pressures of work. The stress had a huge impact on my personal life which resulted in me losing all interest in card making and blogging. I even considered selling my stash at one point but am thankful that I didn't make any rash decisions at the time and that it's all still here, safely stored away.

Once you have lost your mojo it's really hard to find the motivation to reclaim it, but I fully intend to take control during 2017 and not let work dominate my home life as it did in 2016.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited me and left comments in 2016 and to wish you and your families a peaceful and happy 2017.

I really do appreciate the time you have taken to vist my blog and leave comments.  Hopefully throughout 2017, I will be able to entice back many of the followers I lost thoughout 2016 due to the lack of cards being made and posted.

Glitter Graphics

Best wishes
Donna
xxx

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Passion for Promarkers #375...Mega Christmas Challenge


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this Mega Christmas Challenge will run until 5th January 2017.
The theme is...
USE YOUR DIES AND/OR PUNCHES

We have some wonderful sponsors and prizes for this challenge, all details below;

Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset)
are offering one lucky winner a 24 pen student pack

are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher

are offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher

are offering one lucky winner a £25.00 voucher

are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher

are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher

are offering one lucky winner 3 digis

are offering one lucky winner a stamp set (must be in stock)

Digital Image & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Love Cake Set)
Digital Design Papers: First Edition Papers (Pretty Posies)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Stickles (Star Dust)
Tools: Die-namics (Blueprints 3)

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Passion for Promarkers #373...Favourite 3 Colours


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
FAVOURITE 3 COLOURS
Mine are; Blue, Yellow & Kraft

This weeks wonderful sponsor is 
and they are offering one lucky winner a 12 pack of Promarkers (neutral tones)

Digital Image & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Miss Daisy)
Digital Design Papers: Paper Creator (First Love Ultimate Kit)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Pale blue Organza Ribbon from my craft stash


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Passion for Promarkers #369...Photo Inspiration


Good morning,

It's my turn to choose the theme this week at Passion for Promarkers and I've chosen
PHOTO INSPIRATION


This weeks wonderful sponsor is
http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/
and they are offering a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: Little Miss Muffet (Sonny Honeycloud : Winter )
Digital Dsign Papers: Bella Gypsy (Just Some Basics)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics Dies (Simply Scallops Medium), Embossalicious Folder (Birthday Text)

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Passion for Promarkers #367...Halloween/Halloween Colours


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
HALLOWEEN/HALLOWEEN COLOURS

This weeks wonderful sponsor is
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
and they are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: Lily of the Valley (James Big Signs)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Twine from my craft stash
Tools: Xcut A6 Embossing Folder (Quilting)

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Thinking of You


Hello,

Now we're officially in autumn, I can let out a huge yipppppeeeeeeee!!!!

I'm not a lover of the hot, humid, summer days and its so nice to have the darker evenings so that I can close the curtains and snuggle up in front of the TV with a hot cuppa.

Today's card is one that I made for my SIL and BIL. My BIL was involved in a horrendous motorbike accident in Spain as a result of suffering from a Haemorrhagic stroke whilst at the controls of his motorbike and I wanted to send them both a card to let them know they were in our thoughts. You'll have to excuse the picture quality, I just couldn't get a decent photograph no matter how hard I tried!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Sketchy Flowers)
Digital Design Papers: Bearly Mine Designs (Gingham)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearl Ribbon slider and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilities, Die-namics (Fishtail Flag Stax)
Sentiment:Created on the computer using 'Calamity Jane' font

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Passion for Promarkers #365...Spots and/or Stripes


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
SPOTS AND/OR STRIPES

This weeks wonderful sponsor is
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VbyhsIQQw98/VzoU59zOjzI/AAAAAAAAZlk/lUII9e_nyZg/s1600-h/UnikoLogo2.jpg
and they are offering a 1 stamp set, winner's choice

Digital Image: Di's Digi Downloads (Hedgehogs Sunflower Friend)
Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Only You and My Sunshine)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Bravo Burgundy)
Embellishments: Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Joy Crafts Flower Die (6002/0024))
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Essentials Sentiments)

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Passion for Promarkers #363...Favourite Colour Combo


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBO

This weeks wonderful sponsor is
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
and they are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Flower Frame 3)
Digital Design Papers: Pixeled Paper Designs (Blue Valentine)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Embellishments: Twine from craft stash
Tools: Crafts Too (Fence Die)
Sentiment: Created on the Computer using 'Sandwich Paper' font