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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Passion for Promarkers #332...Papertastic


Good morning,

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

We are sponsored by
http://www.littlemissmuffetstamps.com/
and the prize is a $6.00 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: Little Miss Muffet Stamps (Larry's Good Luck)
Digital Design Papers: DigiBonbons (Diagonal Bold Gingham and Chevrons)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Certainly Celery)
Embellishments: Ribbon & Gems from my craft stash
Tools: Martha Stewart Border Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Pristina' font

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Passion for Promarkers #330...Clean and Simple


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is one of my favourites...
CLEAN AND SIMPLE

We are sponsored by
http://www.littleclaire.co.uk/
and details of the prize they are offering can be found over on the challenge blog.

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 & Sentiment: Bugaboo Stamps (Happy Valentines To Ewe) and
Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol.2)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)

Saturday, 16 January 2016

My Granny Blanket is Finished!

Happy Saturday everyone,

I'm just popping in to share a photo or two of my finished granny blanket that I crocheted for my daughter Sophie.

I also wanted to use this post to document the details of this blanket for future reference, so here goes...

I started this blanket on 22nd August 2015 and finally finished it on 14th January 2016 with a 3-4 week break for Christmas. I turned the granny square into a rectangle by adding 18 rows to 2 x opposite ends of the blanket.


Hook Size: 4mm
Finished Blanket size (including the border): 61.5" x 49.5"
Yarn Used: StyleCraft Double Knit - 16 x 100g Balls
7 x White
3 x Candy Floss
3 x Sherbert
3 x Silver

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Passion for Promarkers #328...Fantasy


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers

My gorgeous and inspirational teamie Lorraine C has chosen the theme this week which is...
FANTASY

and we are sponsored by
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
They are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their online 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: DigiStamp Boutique (Harry & Football, One to Three, Large Birthday Sentiments), RebeccaB Designs (Borders #2)
Digital Design Papers: DigiChick (Boyish Basics)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Baja Breeze)

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

21st Birthday Card


Good morning,

I hope you have all had a wonderful start to the new year! Hubby and I had a quiet night in on NYE, whilst Sophie, James and his girlfriend Kelly were out partying at a friends house.

I haven't made any new year resolutions as such, but I do want to make a concerted effort to find more me/craft time this year as I failed miserably last year and ended up buying many shop bought cards for family and friends.

So on to my first card for 2016 which was actually one that I made at the beginning of December 2015. It was a request from one of James' work colleague's and the brief was for a 21st birthday and it had to have champagne on it somewhere. I found this image on Google and personalised it with the 'spraying 21's'  and also the recipients name on the bottle label. The green and yellow came about from the champagne bottle and I decided to keep the rest of the card fairly clean and saimple!

Digital Image: Sourced from Google
Embellishments: Ribbon and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Embossilicious Folder (Florabunda), Die-Namics Die (By The Numbers)
Sentiment: Craftworks Cards

Thursday, 31 December 2015

*** Last Post of 2015 ***


Wow! How bad a blogger have I been throughout the month of December?

I literally feel like I have blinked and missed this last month, although it did momentarily slow down so that I could enjoy the Christmas celebrations, despite having a head cold and a chest infection.

Today, I wanted to pop in to share my last Christmas card of the year, which was a card I made for my hubby. I also want to say a massive thank you to my regular visitors for your continued support and for always leaving such encouraging comments on my creations.

I wish you and your family's all the best for the new year and I hope it will be a very crafty one for us all!


Last but not least...the piccy below is one, of a quick batch of Christmas cards I threw together just before the last posting date for Christmas. The cards are A6 in size and I purposely made them not too deep so they could be posted without having to go large on the stamps! I cased the design from a card I found on Pinterest and the original can be viewed here


Recipe...Hubby's Christmas Card
Digital Image: Bugaboo Digi Stamps (Sign It Santa)
Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (Anytime Festive and Dotty Christmas)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Card Candy
Tools: Circular Punch
Sentiment: Both created on the computer

Recipe...Batch Made Christmas Cards
Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Jolly Holly...old freebie)
Design Papers: Dovecraft
Embellishments: Twine & Buttons from my craft stash
Tools: Sizzix On the Edge Die - Boughs of Holly by Tim Holtz

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Passion for Promarkers #326...Lets Celebrate


Good morning,

I must start with an apology for not posting on my blog since the beginning of December. Work is always extremely busy for me around this time of year and what with all the Christmas preparations too, crafting is normally last on my list of things to be done.

I am however here today, to tell you about our month long MEGA CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE over at Passion for Promarkers and the theme is *** LET'S CELEBRATE ***

The challenge started on 8th December 2015 and runs until the 5th January 2016 and although you are more than welcome to make Christmas cards, you can of course make any type of creation as long as you follow the theme.

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 have some fantastic sponsor prizes up for grabs and you can find them all listed below;

2 x packs of Winsor & Newton Promarkers, 1 A4 bleedproof marker pad, 1 A4 pack of Safmat and 1 pack of transfers

£10.00 voucher to spend in their online store

$30.00 voucher to spend in their store.

2 digital images - ‘Serenity Blossom’ and ‘Octavia Thinking'

€10.00 voucher to spend in her store

3 digis of their choice from their online store

3 digis of their choice from their online store

$20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store

£10.00 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: From the Heart Stamps (Christmas Spirit Birdbrain)
Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (Starlight Papers) and DigiBonbons (Chevrons)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Embellishments: Twine from my craft stash
Tools: Computer to create the dashed border around the image
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Male Christmas Greetings)

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Passion for Promarkers #325...Christmas Tree


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers

My gorgeous and inspirational teamie Lorraine B has chosen the theme this week which is
CHRISTMAS TREE

Now, I have to admit this is my first Christmas card of the year (shameful I know) and one of only three personalised cards that I'll be making...the rest will be batch made and I've already got a bit of a production line going.

Over the years I've taken the view that crafting is supposed to be fun and relaxing but I've always felt pressure in producing so many individual handmade Christmas designs. For the last couple of years I make individual cards for hubby, James & Sophie and everyone else gets the same...simples!

this week we are sponsored by
http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/
and they are offering a $12.00 voucher for their online store

Digital Image: Di's Digi Downloads (Daisies Christmas Tree)
Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (Wintertime Sorbet - Small Snowflakes)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearls and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics (Simply Scallops Medium), Memory Box (Modern Landscape Border)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Female Christmas Greetings)

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Passion for Promarkers #323...Shopping


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers

Kelly has chosen the theme this week which is
SHOPPING

We are sponsored by
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
and they are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their online 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 & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Shopping Alyssa)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Just Addd Sprinkles)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbons and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics (Simply Scallops Medium), Poppy Stamps Die (Simple Banner), Nestabilities (Labels 18)

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Passion for Promarkers #321...Embossing


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and its my turn to choose the theme this week which is...EMBOSSING

Simply include some embossing on your creation such as dry embossing i.e using your embossing folders or heat embossing with your powders, frantage etc.

We are sponsored by Polkadoodles
http://polkadoodles.co.uk/
and they are offering 2 digital images to the winner (piccy of the images over on the challenge blog

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 & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Mother's Day Set 3 and Large Birthday Sentiments Set)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Crystal Effects on flower Vase, Ribbon from my stash
Tools: Embossilicious Folder (florabunda), Nestabilities (Lacey Circles)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Passion for Promarkers #319...Lots of Layers


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers

Denise has chosen the theme this week which is
LOTS OF LAYERS

We have two amazing sponsors this week...
The DigiStamp Boutique are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their online store
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/

Letraset are offering a pack of 5 promarkers (Brights)
http://www.letraset.com/

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 (Love to Bake)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Friends), DigiBonbons (Diagonal Bold Gingham), Echo Park (Candy Shoppe)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Soft Sky)
Embellishments:Ribbon and Sequins from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics (Simply Scallops Medium and Fish Tail Flag Stax), Nestabilities (Lacey Circles)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Love Cake Set)

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Passion for Promarkers #317...Spots and/or Stripes


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers

My lovely teamie Sue has chosen the theme this week which is...
SPOTS AND/OR STRIPES

We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs

http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/

and they are offering 3 digis to the winner (winners choice)

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: Digi Stamp Boutique (Milestone Birthday Set)
Digital Design Papers: Nitwit Collections (Butterfly Kisses)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Certainly Celery)
Embellishments: Ribbon and Pearl from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics (Simply Scallops Medium) and Impression Obsession Bow Die
Sentiment: Created on the Computer using 'DJB I Love a Ginger' font

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Passion for Promarkers #315...Boys will be Boys


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers

Natalie has chosen the theme this week which is...BOYS WILL BE BOYS

We are sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
and they are offering a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online 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: Di's Digi Downloads (On The Bench)
Design Papers: My Minds Eye (Lime Twist Fly A Kite)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Tangerine Tango & Crumb Cake)
Tools: Crafts Too Die (Fence)

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Not Much Crafting Going On!

Afternoon everyone,

I'm popping in to apologise for not being around much recently. Since we got back from Paris I haven't really been in the mood for card making which also means I haven't been blogging much either.

I've managed to catch up with some of you this morning and its been great to see your beautiful creations. I really need to get myself motivated, sort out my craft stash and get crafting even though it seems as though my mojo has currently deserted me.

I haven't been completely idle though, I have recently been inspired by some crochet projects I have seen on Instagram so I purchased some wool from the Wool Warehouse, got me a new hook and this is the granny blanket I've been working on over the last few weeks.

I'd forgotten just how relaxing crochet is and before starting this project I hadn't crocheted for nearly 20 years. It's a bit like riding a bike, you don't forget and all of a sudden the long winter nights ahead seem so much brighter!

This will be a blanket for my daughter Sophie and her brief to me is...MAKE IT BIG! I may be gone sometime and there may not be any cards for a while!


Wool Supplier: Wool Warehouse
Crochet Hook: Clover Soft Touch 4mm
Stylecraft Special DK 100g:
Candyfloss (1130) x 2 balls
Sherbert (1034) x 2 balls
Silver (1203) x 2 balls
White (1001) x 6 balls

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Passion for Promarkers #313...Use A Sentiment


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers 

This weeks theme has been chosen by Lotta and she wants us to USE A SENTIMENT

We are sponsored by Michele R Design

and the prize is a €10 voucher to be spent in their online 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 & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Sketchy House)
Digital Design Papers: Michele R Design (Autumn Shabby Blue)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Gems from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics (Fishtail Flag Stax and Photo Corners)

Friday, 4 September 2015

Hello Sweet Baby


Morning all,

Just a quick little card to share with you today using another pre-coloured image from LOTV.  I always seeme to 'quick cards' these days which is why these art pads are a life saver!

Pre-coloured Image: Lily of the Valley Art Pad (Set 12 Toddlers)
Digital Design Papers: Bearly Mine Designs (Gingham)
Embellishments: Ribbon and Buttons from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilites (Circle), Circular Punch
Sentiment: Personalised name created on the computer using 'Teen Light' font and TLC (freebie)

Monday, 31 August 2015

Sweet Peas


Good afternoon,

We have typical wet and rainy bank holiday weather here today which means it will be an indoor kind of day catching up on the ironing and maybe a bit of crafting later if I feel like it!

What better way to brighten up a dull day than with a really pretty bouquet of colourful Sweet Peas!  Love these pre-coloured images from LOTV, they're so quick and easy to use!

We've just returned from a short break in Paris. The weather was amazing apart from Thursday when it rained solidly all day, but it didn't ruin things for us as we took the opportunity to get in a bit of retail therapy down the Champs Elysees. Sophie was in her element and her eyes were on stalks when we paid a visit to the Louis Vuitton shop. We didn't buy anything but it was still a great experience to window shop and dream a little...big sigh!

Here are a few piccy's of our trip...




Pre-Coloured Image: Lily of the Valley Art Pad (Set 3 Wild Flowers)
Digital Design Papers: DigiBonbons (Diagonal Bold Gingham)
Card Stock: SU! (Concord Crush)
Embellishments: Lace Ribbon, Doily and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Nastabilities (Labels 1)
Sentiment: Lily of the Valley Art Pad (Set 8 General Sentiments)