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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Passion for Promarkers #297...Special Anniversary Challenge (No Sentiment)


Good morning,

Hope you're all OK and that you've had a good start to the week. The weather hasn't been too good here, we had lots of rain yesterday with flooding on some roads.

Anyhoo, I'm here to tell you about this weeks special challenge over at Passion for Promarkers...we're celebrating our 6th Anniversary. As it's a special challenge with both design teams coming together, we have a really easy theme...NO SENTIMENT!

For this challenge only you can only enter a maximum of 3 entries (per person) and you must also remember to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual...sponsor details and prizes as follows;

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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 ‘????'

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Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of 4 digis of their choice

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Birthday Fishes), Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol.2)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Taken with Teal)
Embellishments: Favourite Findings Buttons

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Sister Birthday Card



Good morning,

I want to begin by thanking those of you who continue to visit my blog and leave comments on my posts. I am extremely grateful that you take the time to visit me and leave a comment...I love reading them and they always brighten my day!

Today I'm sharing another card I recently made for Sophie's birthday...this time it's a sister card from my son. I cased the card from a design I found on Pinterest and the original can be viewed here. As soon as I saw the colours and design I knew I wanted to make something similar for Sophie and she absolutely loved it!

Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Contagious Cheer)
Card Stock: SU! (Pretty in Pink)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Twine and Button from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics Die (Simply Scallops Medium), Embossalicious Embossing Folder (B'Day Text), Nestabilities Labels Eighteen and Shapeabilities Tags Trio, Cricut Expression to cut numbers
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Simply Glamorous font

Friday, 8 May 2015

Daughter Birthday Card


Good morning to you all,

It was my daughters 15th birthday a couple of weeks ago and this was the card I made for her from me and my hubby. Sshe's absolutely shoe mad and this image from the DigiStamp Boutique was just perfect for her.

I part coloured and part paper-pieced the image, the wording was created on the computer. I love that digital images are so versatile and you can basically prep a topper on the computer and print...I guess some may call it cheating though lol!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Funky Shoe 2), Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol.2)
Digital Design Papers: Carol Clarke
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Button and thread from my craft stash
Tools: Die-Namics Die (By the Numbers)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Janda Quirkygirl' font

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Passion for Promarkers #295...Keep Calm & Chill Out


Good morning,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, it was the May Day BH weekend here in the UK and I always look forward to an additional day off work to relax and chill.  Talking of which, this ties in nicely with our new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme chosen by my lovely teamie Kelly is KEEP CALM & CHILL OUT

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!

We are sponsored by Little Claire Designs
http://www.littleclaire.co.uk/
and the prize is 'Changing Birdhouse' stamp set

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Snoozing Stan)
Digital Design Papers: Digi Chick (Boyish Basics)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Tools: Quickutz Corner Die
Sentiment: Created on the Computer

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Wedding Acceptance Card


Good morning,

Well, the weather here seems to have turned much colder and we mostly had rain over the weekend. This meant that the BBQ we had planned ended up being cancelled and the food was cooked indoors! It was also my son's 21st Birthday yesterday and I still feel stuffed from the family meal we had last night. Let the diet commence for the rest of the week!

I'm sharing a Wedding Acceptance Card I made recently for one of the girls at work who is getting married at the end of May. The colour theme for the wedding is Yellow and Kraft hence the colours on this card. I've also made some bunting for the bride which I'll share in a later post.

Digital Vintage Border Frame: Pink Gem Designs (Vintage Sentiments)
Digital Design Papers: Carol Clarke and Burlap Paper Freebie Download
Embellishments: Ribbon and Paper Doily from my craft stash
Sentiment: 'Acceptance' created on the computer using 'Scriptina' font

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Passion for Promarkers #293...Spring Blooms


Good morning,

Hope you're all OK and that you've been enjoying the gorgeous sunny weather we've had over the Easter holidays. The schools here went back yesterday and my daughter Sophie has started a whole week of mock exams...no pressure then!

There's a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today which has been chosen by the lovely Lorraine and the theme is...SPRING FLOWERS!

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!

We are sponsored by the DigiStamp Boutique

and the prize is a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Flower Circle 3)
Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Pretty Little Things)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: found in my scrap drawer
Embellishments: Ribbon and Gems from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilities (Lacey Circles)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using Little Days font

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Passion for Promarkers #291...All About Birthdays


Good morning,

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend...the weather here was absolutely beautiful yesterday with a definite feel of spring in the air...hope it lasts for the Easter holidays so that those of you with children can get out and about!

So, I'm here to tell you about todays new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and it's my turn to pick the challenge theme. I have lots of family and friends with birthdays in April therefore I've chosen a really easy theme...ALL ABOUT BIRTHDAYS!

We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiment Designs
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
and the prize is 3 digital images to the winner!

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: DigiStamp Boutique (Buffy Bunny Easter Cupcake)
Digital Design Papers: Carol Clarke
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Embossalicious Embossing Folder (B'Day Text), Die-namics Die (Simply Scallops Medium)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using DK Crayon Crumble font

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Happy Easter!


Good morning and a Happy Easter Weekend to you all!

I had to make a few easter cards for family members this week and I quickly cobbled these cards together on Tuesday evening whilst hubby was watching the footy. They're 11cms square and the image is a pre-coloured image I found on my computer that was purchased yonks ago, before PC Crafter Hugware stopped trading.

One of my lovely blogging buddies Jacee makes the most beautiful cards using pre-coloured images and she has inspired me to dig out some of mine.

Digital Image: PC Crafter
Digital Design Papers: Papermania found in my scraps drawer
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearl Ribbon Slider and Gems from my craft stash
Tools: Embossalicious (Floral Fenzy)
SentimentTools: Created on the computer using 'Little Days' font

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Passion for Promarkers #289...Chocolate


Good morning,

I'm here to tell you about this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge which has been chosen by my lovely teamie Andie and it's a really scrummy theme...it's all about CHOCOLATE

Yep, you've got it...totally delish and you just need to include chocolate(s) or chocolate coloured papers on your creation.

Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning our sponsored prize , you have to follow the challenge theme and ensure you use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

This weeks sponsor is the fantastic Letraset and the prize they are offering is a pack of 12 Promarker pens (Manga)

Digital Image: Meljens Designs (Triple Chocolate Treat)
Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Cheeky Girl)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Circular Nestabilities, X-Cut Corner Rounder
Sentiment: Created on the computer using Sweet Sassy Serif

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

50th Birthday Invites


Good morning,

Woohoo...get me posting 2 weeks in a row and today I'm sharing some invites I was asked to make for a work colleague who celebrated her 50th Birthday recently.

The brief was very simple...a black and white colour theme with a formal/elegant design. I opted for an A6 gatefold design and printed the design papers directly onto hammered cardstock.

This is the inside of the invites...again a fairly simple design with a black mat and silver border to frame the text. They were a great hit with my colleague which thankfully was a job well done!


Digital Design Papers: Carol Clarke
Card Stock: White Hammered Card, Black Card and Silver Mirri Card from Hobbycraft
Embellishments: Black Organza Ribbon and White Eyelets
Tools: Cricut Machine to cut numbers, Crop-a-dile to set eyelets
Font: Calamity Jane

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Passion for Promarkers #287...For A Special Lady


Hellooo, remember me?

To be honest I've almost forgotten what my blog looks like, its so long since I've been here!

So, it's time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme has been chosen by my lovely teamie Sue...she wants us to make a card FOR A SPECIAL LADY! The theme was chosen with Mother's Day in mind, however as long as your card is for a special lady, it doesn't have to be for Mother's Day.

My card is for a very special lady called Kelly, she's my son's girlfriend and it was her 20th birthday yesterday. I also made this cute little matching note pad (and pen) which I personalised with the letter 'K'


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!

This weeks sponsor is Polkadoodles
http://polkadoodles.co.uk/
and the prize is 2 digital images to the winner!

Digital Image: All Dressed Up Stamps (Cute Got Cuter)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (So Beachy)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake for mat)
Embellishments: Gingham Ribbon and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Cheery Lynn Designs (Step Card #1 Die)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using Janda Quirkygirl font

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Passion for Promarkers #285...Letters of the Alphabet (Anything Goes)


Good morning,

I'm here to tell you about this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge which has been chosen by my lovely teamie Natalie.

The theme is LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET which in effect is an Anything Goes challenge however you will need to tell us which letter of the alphabet you have used.

For my card I have used the letter F for Farm

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!

This weeks sponsor is Bugaboo
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
and they are giving a $21 gift voucher to one lucky winner to spend in their online store

Digital Image/Sentiment: All Dressed Up (On My Farm), Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol 2)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)

Thursday, 19 February 2015

50th Birthday Card


Hello...I thought its about time I popped in to post my most recent make with you all. Crafting has been very eratic recently as I continue to unexpectedly work full-time hours. By the time I get home in the evening and sort dinner out, I'm far too tired to craft and then the weekends seem to be taken up with house keeping duties.

I did manage to pull this card together last weekend, for a colleague who is celebrating her 50th birthday this week. I'm far from happy with it though, it just doesn't look right to me but as I had no additional time to make another it's already been given to the recipient in its current state! Fingers crossed she likes it!

Note to oneself...must do better next time!

Tools: Embossalicious Embossing Folder (B'Day Text), Nestabilities (Lacey Circles), Die-Namics Die (By the Numbers), X-Cut Flower Punch, Martha Stewart Frond Punch, Stamen Punch
Digital Design Papers: Shabby Princess (Miami Beach)
Stamen Punch, Pearls

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Passion for Promarkers #283...To Someone I Love


Good morning,

Huge apologies for my blogging absence over the last few weeks...due to various issues at work I have been working full time hours, plus additional overtime which has left little time for anything else.

This last weekend I felt physically and mentally exhausted and spent most of the weekend sleeping. I'm hoping to revert to my usual hours sometime in the next of couple weeks and I can't get wait to get back to some kind of normality!

Anyhoo...I'm here to tell you about this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge which has been chosen by my lovely teamie Lotta and as it's Valentine's this week she has chosen a theme of...TO SOMEONE I LOVE

All you need to do is make sure you follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

This weeks sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs
http://www.buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
and they are offering 4 free digital images to the winner (winners choice).

Digital Images: DigiStamp Boutique (Valentine Truffle), Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol.2)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Sentiment: TLC

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Passion for Promarkers #282...Garden Life


Good morning,

I'm here to tell you about this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge which has been chosen by the lovely Lorraine B and her theme is...GARDEN LIFE. 

All you need to do is make sure your card reflects anything found in garden and please remember that to be in with a chance of winning the above prize, you have to follow the challenge theme and ensure you use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

This weeks sponsor is Michele R Designs
and they are offering is a €10 voucher to spend in their online store.

Digital Image & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Alf Gardening & Essential Sentiments Set)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (I Love You a Latte)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White
Tools: Corner rounder

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Birthday Cake!


Morning all,

Hope you're having a good week so far. It's been pretty chilly here but sadly we've not had any snow yet, so no chance for handbrake doughnuts in the snow. I'm hopeful we'll get some next time round if we're lucky!

I spotted this scrummy cake digi over at the DigiStamp Boutique and just had to have it for a birthday card I needed to make for this week. I've used Promarkers to colour and thought I'd make a step card, with the die I bought last year, but haven't used nearly as often I should.

Now if only I had a cake like this to eat now...I'd be a very happy bunny!

Digital Image & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Love Cake Set)
Digital Design Papers: Bearly Mine Designs (Gingham), Stripe Paper from my scrap drawer
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: White Hammered card from Hobbycraft
Embellishments: Ribbon, Peral Ribbon Slider and Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Cheery Lynn Designs (Step Card #1 Die)

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Passion for Promarkers #279...Teddy Bears


Good morning,

I'm here to tell you about this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge which has been chosen by the lovely Kelly and her theme is...TEDDY BEARS...simples!

We are sponsored by Polka Doodles and the prize they are offering is this rather cute little Drummer Girl digital image...


Don't forget...to be in with a chance of winning the above prize, you have to follow the challenge theme and ensure you use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

I'm entering my card into the following challenge...
Sweet Stampin'...Girly But no Pink ends 16/1/15)...Yay, picked as challenge winner

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Bobbi Sitting & Bobbi Present)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Embossalicious Folder (Birthday Text)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Simply Teddy Birthdays Set 1)