Thursday, 29 December 2011
So the details. . . .
Well, to celebrate single Promarkers now being available to buy from Handy Hippo the kind folk there are giving us all a chance to win 20 single Promarkers of our choice.
So if you want to join in you need to hop over to Jules at Always with a Heart and simply follow her instructions.
Tempted? How could you not be, but just in case here's a little picture
I'm off to enter right now!
Thursday, 15 December 2011
This one features one of my favourite PB snowman in my favourite winter colours - blue & white. Again a C&S layout with the focus on the image.
Image Penny Black 'Snow Cuddle'
Coloured with Promarkers
A generous application of Stickles 'Star Dust' on the snowman. on the ground and all around the edge of the die cut image square. Not that it shows much in the pic but has lots of sparkle in real life.
Text done on PC
I Love Promarkers - colour combo Blue & White
ABC Challenge - F is for frosty
ABC Christmas challenge - Yippy - it's almost Christmas!
Stampin for the weekend - Christmas
Thanks for visiting . . . . off to make some more!
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Saturday, 10 December 2011
As I am way behind with my Christmas cards I am going all C&S this year and have made not one but 3 of these today, along with a couple of other designs :0)
Here's the red & gold version . . . .
and here's the red & green version . . . .
Apologies for the pics it's just too gloomy now to take a decent pic but you get the idea.
Quickutz bauble die
Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder
Highlighted raised areas with Stickles glitter glue
Text done on PC
Gems & bow to finish.
The Cuttlebug Spot - Left overs
ABC Challenge - Embossing
Colour Create - Red, white & green
ABC Christmas Challenge -Anything Christmas
Enjoy the weekend & thanks for taking the time to have a peek
Friday, 9 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
My Mojo is AWOL and life in seriously getting in the way of play time these days.
Roll on the Christmas holidays!
I am peeking through blogs in an effort to kick start my Mojo but in the mean time here's a card I had to make ......... for my daughter's birthday.
This image is just perfect for her as she does love a spot of retail therapy!
Papertake - Anything goes with the option of something dangling. Well her shopping bags are dangling from her little hands aren't they?
Thanks for peeking if anyone is still out there looking after all this time ......... bet you thought I had left blog land!
I will try and do better.
Until the next time......
Monday, 8 August 2011
Have a great day & thanks for dropping by!
Friday, 5 August 2011
These are such delightful images, how could I have left them sat on the shelf? Tut, tut.
Spotting a few blackberries on one of the images I just had to make another "fruity" card for this weeks Less is More challenge.
My photography skills seem to be particularly challenged this morning and try as I might I just can't seem to get a true colour to my pic so it's the best of a bad lot I'm afraid.
Image ~ Penny Black Make a Wish clear set
Text ~ Hero Arts Thinking of you message set
Coloured with distress inks Victorian Velvet; Peeled Paint; Wild Honey & Vintage Photo plus a couple of colours from my old school Reeves watercolour set.
Glossy accent on the berries & rose hips
Glamour dust on the dandelion heads (think I preferred it without but it's too late now)
Less is More - Feeling Fruity
Papertake - Anything goes
Critter Challenge - Summer fun
Cute Card Thursday - No design papers
Colour Create challenge - Pink, green & white
Well the sun has returned and it's nice & warm down here today so I'm off for a swim & a snorkel with my OH this afternoon.
Thanks for visiting!
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Like many peep across blog land I switched on early this morning keen to find out what devilish task Mandi & Chrissie had come up with for this weeks Less is More challenge. I have struggled to join in recently but was determined to join in this week, and the girls have challenges us to "Feeling Fruity" Ooh er misses!
Eeeek.....not one bit of fruitiness could I find in my stash! But I did come across this fab PB image and decided to go with this idea....
Here's a peep at the inside, I wanted to link the sentiment to the front of the card.
Image ~ Penny Black
Text ~ front & inside done on PC
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils
Strawberries hand cut then embossed on the 'wrong' side with Swiss dot folder.
Strawberry leaves are a small daisy punch roughly cut in half.
Less is More - Feeling fruity!
Stamping for the weekend - Paws for thought
Thanks for stopping by!
I was inspired by this weeks fab sketch by Uma from the Sunday Sketch & Stamp challenge and came up with this card...........
Digi image ~ By Sliekje
DP's ~ MY Mind's Eye
Text ~ Hampton Art mini alphabet set & Personal Impressions mixed sentiments.
Coloured with Prisma color pencils & Promarkers
Distressed with scissors & inks
Faux stitching with grey fine liner.
Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge - sketch #65
The Stamp man - Show us some stitching
Have a great weekend whatever your up to!
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
It's not been all work though, I have made 5 cards recently but neglected to get a pic of 2 of them .......Doh! The others have now reached there intended destinations so I can start to post those ones. This one was a quick make for my niece and I know she won't see it here so I am safe to post it.
As I was sending an ITunes gift card this image seem so appropriate and I thought I would have a go at a simple pocket card. Had a chance to check out some challenges this afternoon and couldn't believe it when I saw this weeks Kenny K's challenge......yep......Pocket card! Spooky eh!
Image~ Download Diva from Kenny K of course....I love this image!
Coloured with Promarkers
Spotty card~ Doodle dots from Pink Petticoat
White card candy coloured with Promarkers to match.
Spotty ribbon ~ The Crafty Garden in Seaford
Thanks for stopping by my little spot in cyber space.
Saturday, 16 July 2011
What a lovely little shop filled with gorgeous crafting goodies! I took the opportunity to get some more Bazzill card and they had some lovely spotty organza ribbon which fell into my basket along side a couple of distress ink pads. Will definitely be visiting again.
It's the distress inks that I played with this afternoon. I stamped the image (Scribble Snowman) onto paper, cut it out and used it as a mask, then simply dabbed inked around the image. After removing the mask I coloured his scarf & hat with Promarkers and finished off with a dash of Stickles glitter. The text stamp is by Elzybells.
Thanks for visiting & enjoy the rest of the weekend.
P.S Have decided to pop the mask back on and give the whole card a gentle spray of Crafter's Companion Iridescent Spray & Sparkle as I think it is lacking something.
Friday, 15 July 2011
Anyhow I have been wanting to pick out some of my favorite pictures of Sammy and today I have. I am also going to change my avatar and use one of these pictures, just need to make my mind up as to which one.
Awwww he was just sooooooooo cute & adorable!!!
Saturday, 9 July 2011
Jules Sunday Snippet challenge and put those snippets to good use.
I started out by sorting out the required number of pieces of white card that I could cut a 9.5cm squares from. Then it was play time with my ink pads and blending tool. Once the backgrounds were done I stamped the text & images with black Versacolor pigment ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. These were then simply mounted onto 10cm snippets of dark blue card and then onto my base cards. And voila.....here's 3 of them.
Distress inks ~ Spiced Marmalade; Wild Honey; Tattered Rose; Stormy Sky; Faded Jeans &
Images ~ Hero Art Asian Elements
Text ~ Penny Black Salutations
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend!
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
I am also continuing to support Jules' crafty snippets challenge in her bid to reduce stock piles of snippets.
TBH I'm not sure I'm making much progress Jules, as fast as I use up bits I seem to make more :0!
Image - Penny Black 'Majestic' heat embossed with detailed white powder onto a white snippet.
Distress inks - stormy sky; broken china; faded jeans & chipped sapphire.
DP - Pink Petticoat (a snippet of course) mounted onto another snippet of dark blue card.
Navy fine liner faux stitching
Little but of left over ribbon from snippet box.
So that makes 2 card snippets, 1 DP snippet and 1 ribbon bit less in the box :0)
Thanks for visiting!
Saturday, 2 July 2011
This week the lovely ladies over at the Less is More challenge are looking for Shades of Blue ......Hmmmmmmmm yummy! So out came my snippet box and the search began for blue bits.
I heat embossed the image in white onto a white snippet and then played with blue distress inks. I then inked the stamp with the darkest blue ink and stamped it again to try and create a shadow effect, which partly worked, just doesn't show up much behind the dandelion head. A generous spray with Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle Iridescent (Ooooh I LOVE this stuff!)
and a left over bit of ribbon to finish.
The DP is by Funky Hand (I think) mounted onto a dark blue piece of Bazzill card. Three blue card candies (please forgive me but I just had to do it) Text stamp is from the Penny Black Salutations set. And here's my card...
Distress inks used: Stormy Sky, Broken China, Faded Jeans & Chipped Sapphire.
Blue Card candy from sets: Winter Blues, Ocean Spray & Joy.
Image: Hero Arts 'Dandelion'
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Sunday, 12 June 2011
I made this card last night but had trouble getting onto Blogger and gave up in the end & went off to watch some TV. But I am here now. I used the lovely sketch from Wild Orchid Craft challenge but missed the boat with posting on that one. But all is not lost as I am still in time for the Lili of the Valley challenge AND I have another of my June requirements made :0)
Errrr.......OK.......I think Mr Blogger is still being stroppy as I can't move my pic down to below the text as I would usually do and I'm getting big gaps?!?
DP's - My Mind's Eye
Coloured with Promarkers & pearlescent water colour paints
Stickles 'Star Dust'
White seam binding also coloured with Promarkers.
OK ....lets see if the post works..............
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Image - Dustin Pike digi
DP - Papermania 'For Him' pad
Letters - Cuttlebug 'Olivia'
H.B day text is a clear one found in my box, not sure where its come from.
Coloured with Promarkers
Decoupaged the kite and added glossy accent to the lions nose.
Digital Tuesday - In the garden/outdoors.
Jules' Sunday Snippets - To use up some of those card & paper snippets. Snippets are fab for die cut lettering! Two white snippets used to print the image out twice and bigger snippets of coloured card to layer up.
Off to make another card while I have the chance :0)
Thanks for visiting me!
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Hmmmmm strawberries ......yum yum!!
So with the sketch from this weeks I Love Promarkers to hand I set to work.
The DP were a craft mag freebie & the lace ribbon from my stash.
Hair & wooden box - Ivory; Sandstone; Terracotta & Cocoa.
Skin - Ivory; Blush & Dusky Pink.
Clothes & shoes - Pastel blue; Powder blue; Cornflower & China blue.
Rest of image - Poppy; Lime zest; Lime green; Pear green & Moss.
Chalked around image with pale blue chalk.
Glossy accent on the strawberry, Stickles 'Star Dust' on her collar and a wee dot of Liquid pearls on her shoe buckle to finish.
Simon Says Stamp ~ Let's get fruity!
I Love Promarkers ~ Sketch
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes with option of adding lace
Thanks for visiting me :0)
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Ooops I took the pic in too strong a sunlight so the colours look just a darker & bolder IRL.
Friday, 3 June 2011
So, another card from me today. I would have posted it tomorrow but it was made with a couple of challenges in mind and the Less is More challenge ends today. So without further ado here's my card......
The oh so cute image is by Penny Black and is one of my many favorites. I have followed the sketch from this weeks Less is More challenge and picked the centre square to play with. I did have several attempts with some of the other square but just couldn't make it work.
The image is coloured with Promarkers and simply layered onto some bright card scraps from my ever growing collection. My favorite Stickles 'Star Dust' on the little mouses hat and that's about it.
Less is More ~ Pick a square
PB Allsorts ~ Favorite stamp
Jules' snippets challenge ~ To use up those little leftover bits!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog.
Have a fabby weekend!
I have used a layout from my mag and just gone with the flow for the rest. Obviously in a blue mood today. Raided my snippets box for papers & bazzill bits and paper pierced the gift boxes to match. Ted & the larger flower are coloured with Promarkers. The white flower has been sprayed with Crafters Companion Iridescent Spray & Sparkle. Text done on the PC. A generous dash of Stickles 'Star Dust' around the edge of the image and text to finish and voila!
I love Promarkers ~ Sparkly bling. Colours used: Cool grey 1, 2, 3 & 4; Duck Egg on the flower & Pastel blue on the envelope.
Pollycraft ~ Teddy bears.
Jules' Sunday Snippets ~ Use up your snippets
Hope you all have a fab weekend!
Thursday, 2 June 2011
I've kept the layout plain & simple as Dad just doesn't do frills & bling!
Monday, 30 May 2011
It's been a while I know, work does get in the way of play and Mr Blogger has been rather badly behaved recently too which hasn't helped. Still I can now log on and seem to be able to leave comments so I am going to try and make the best of it during half term :0)
I've noticed a number of blogs with Christmas card counters on & the realisation that we are almost half way through the year (Eeeeeeek!) has stirred me into action. So with a fab sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday team in hand, I set to work.
The Sketch Saturday Challenge is celebrating their 3rd birthday too with a fab blogoversary goody bag so why not pop over and wish them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and join in the fun.
My seasonal inspiration came from the Bah Humbug crew who want to hear sleigh bells ringing this week. Here's a cute little PB hedgie ringing his bells. His two chums (I've only used part of the image) are going to be featured on another card as they just didn't fit in with the sketch.
Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend!
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
So I have resorted to taking a photo of the results with my camera.
Ha ha ha ....... where there's a will there's a way!
So with out further delay, the winner is.....................
Number 2............... hey CLAIRE that would be you!!! Well gone Claire and thank you to everyone for playing along.
Claire please email me and let me know your snail mail and I will pop your candy in the post asap.
Monday, 16 May 2011
It's my birthday on the 12th of May and I have also realised that my little blog will be 2 years old on the 9th ........awwwwww.....so what better reason to have some Birthday Candy to celebrate! Now I know I'm a terrible blogger, it's all or nothing with me I'm afraid. During school holidays I get far more time to play in the craft room and so have a spate of postings then it's back to school and nothing for weeks! So I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to peek at my blog and for leaving your lovely words of encouragement, and an even bigger THANK YOU my very patient followers! All your comments are very much appreciated!
So to say thank you here's what's up for grabs........
6x6 Back to Basics design paper pack
Tatty Teddy 'Gift for You' stamp (had to get 2 of these as I wouldn't part with it other wise)
Card Candy pack
Two 1m lengths of white lace
3 lots of 15mm Mulberry paper roses
2 lots of Mulberry paper curly wild roses (ooooh these are gorgeous!)
So, what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning.......
1) Spread the word by posting a pic of my candy and a link to this post on your blog
(on the sidebar is fine)
2) Leave your name and link to your blog with Mr Linky below
And that's about it really.
This candy will stay open until 6pm on Sunday 15th May and I will ask Mr Linky to pick the winner later that evening.
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Friday, 6 May 2011
Simon Says - Paper piercing or piercing (gift boxes are paper pierced & I pierced around the image for good measure too)
Papertake - Anything goes with an optional extra of something round.
Cute Card Thursday - Chocolate theme. Hmmmmmm yummy. Lots of brown & the card candy so reminded me of Minstrels!
Thanks for visiting
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
The Sketch & Stash challenge this fortnight is a free choice of sketch from their sketch catalogue. This is my second entry and time I have used sketch #7
My choice of sketch has been influenced by Jules' Crafty Snippet challenge that I came across whilst admiring her blog. All inspired, down came my shoe box crammed full of all those left over bits of papers & card that are saved 'cos one day I might use them. Well thanks to Jules, that day has now arrived :o)
This is a challenge that I am going to continue as I do have rather a lot of snippets to use!
Ha ha ha ..... and I bet you do too.
One Stop Craft challenge - are looking stitches this week, mine are the faux kind.
Cute Card Thursday - want us to use a sketch and are being very kind and letting us pick ANY sketch we want. All you need to do is say where the sketch is from, and as I've mentioned, I've used a past sketch from the Sketch N Stash challenge (see above)
And here is my card...........
Thanks for visiting