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Friday, 24 October 2014

Xmas Hamster - Wee Stamps - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning everyone, and welcome to my new followers on Bloglovin. Today I have a new card for the Winter Wonderland Challenge were our theme this week is 'Gold'. It can be anywhere on your project, but it must be visible.
I have used the really cute Xmas Hamster from Wee Stamps. Sylvia really does draw beautiful images.


As you can see I went over the top with gold.  The image is cut using SB lables 28 with a faux nestie behind it. I mounted onto some Hunkydory gold spotted card. The poinsettia corner and merry Christmas are from Memory Box. Ribbon, brad, bells and gems from my stash.


I coloured him with Chameleon pens but after trying them a few times I have returned them to Create and Craft as I found them too fussy to work with when trying to get good blends.  I added some Prisma pencil for more detail and some distress ink to the edges. I also added gold glamour dust and white flower soft and some glaze to his nose and eyes.



 When cutting the poinsettia I added tape to the back to keep the petals in the die cut.


The inside has a Marriane poinsettia and the verse is from LOTV cut with a WRS frame.

Our sponsors this week are;-

Marianne Designs with a surprise for the lucky winner


and Delicious Doodles who are offering 4 digi's of your choice


The other girls on the Snowflakes team have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration this week I hope you will take time to view them here.
Don't forget your project has to have a Christmas theme. Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Marie Antoinette - Aurora Wings - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good morning everyone.... still away in Egypt but I have scheduled my post again for this week.  The lovely Nic has chosen the theme of 'Make it Feminine' at Passion for Promarkers this week.  I have used an Aurora Wings image 'Marie Antoinette' and had great fun colouring her up and looking for colours that are different from the ones others have used.


She is cut with SB Elegant labels 4 and Grand labels 4. They do work so well together. She is mounted on green co-ordinations card with matt gold mirror board behind her in layers.  The flowers are from WOC and the pearls are from my stash.


She is coloured with Triamarkers, Promarkers and Flexmarkers with a little Sacura pen on the pearls. I also added glossy accents to her lips and to the cherry on the cake. I added a little pumice stone Distress ink around her.


The inside does reflect the front but with less layers.

We are being sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps who are offering 7 digis of their choice to the lucky winner.

Don't forget to enter you have to follow the theme and use Letraset products to colour your image, (Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Triamarkers, Aqua markers, Metalic markers or Neon Markers)
I hope you will take the time to look at the fabulous cards my teamies have made for your inspiration this week.

Thanks for taking the time to look 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Mistletoe - Kenny K - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning everyone, as you are reading this I am enjoying (hopefully) the sunshine in Egypt again. Hope the weather is being a little better for you than it was last week at home.
Today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where the lovely Lynsey has chosen the theme of 'Layer it up' so we definitely want to see a few on your creations.
We are being sponsored this week by Kenny K and I chose to use the glam 'Mistletoe' for my card.


She is cut using the middle SB Snowflake view die and mounted onto red co-ordinations card. The backing papers are from Nitwits. Sentiment from LOTV. Icicles from Cheery Lynn and trees from Dee's Distinctive dies (I think, sorry if I am wrong) Ribbon, gems and brad from my stash.


She is coloured with Triamarkers, Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I added Flowersoft and Glamour Dust to her fur, and glossy accents to her eyes, lips and belt.


The trees have a coating of snowtex to the edges and I dotted all over with white pen.


The inside does reflect the front.

Now back to our sponsor, Kenny K is offering 3 digi's of your choice to the winner.



Don't forget we are a Christmas challenge site so your card has to be Christmas related.  I hope you will have a look at the fabulous cards the other girls have made for your inspiration this week.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Monday, 22 September 2014

The Storyteller - Sugar Nellie



Hi everyone. Today I am posting a just for fun card using a gorgeous image from Sugar Nellie that I have had for ages and finally coloured up. It's 'The Storyteller'.


She is cut using SB Grand Squares with a faux nestie behind her. The corner is from Noor. Butterfly from Cheery Lynn and sentiment from LOTV with a SB lacey circle behind it. Ribbon recycled from a friend, papers from Nitwits via LOTV and pearls from my stash.


She is of course coloured with Triamarkers, Promarkers, Flexmarkers and a little Prisma pencil. I also added Glamour Dust to her wings.


The inside does match the front.


I am entering the following challenges with her :-

Moving along with the times challenge - Away with the Fairies
Crafts and Me challenge #150 - Time for Anything
The ABC challenge - Tic Tac Toe (ribbon, sentiment, pearls or gems)

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Christmas Tweets - Digi Stamp Boutique - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good morning everyone. I'm here today with a card for this weeks 'Make it Digital' challenge at Passion for Promarkers where the lovely Marie has chosen the theme (use a digital image and or papers.  I have used one of our sponsor's images 'Christmas Tweets' because I just love this cute image.


Just for a change I have made an A5 landscape card.  The frame is from SB, Snowflake View. and I cut them by drawing around the inside of the frame to make a faux nestie. The bells are from MB. The sentiment is straight cut using a freebie I got from a magazine.



They are of course coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and a little Prisma Pencil. I added copious amounts of Glamour Dust around the frame and on the star and bells.  Flower soft to the hats and a Glimmer Ice pen to form the icicles on the branch.


The inside does match the front, just wish I could get the sparkle to show.



Our lovely sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique who are offering a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.

 Don't forget to enter you have to follow the theme and use Letraset products to colour your image, (Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Triamarkers, Aqua markers, Metalic markers or Neon Markers)
I hope you will take the time to look at the fabulous cards my teamies have made for your inspiration this week.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 12 September 2014

Baby with Reindeer - Pink Gem Designs - Winter Wonderland DT


Oh my goodness..... I forgot to post this this morning, and had it made for 3 weeks.... tsk.... (slaps own hand).
Today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where our theme this week is 'Boys Will Be Boys' and I couldn't resist using the gorgeous digi 'Baby with Reindeer' from our sponsor this week who is Janet at Pink Gem Designs, it will be for my great, great nephew.



He is cut using SB labels 6 with a faux nestie behind him.  The snowflakes are one of the new corner dies from Wild Rose Studio's, as you can see 4 make a great frame. The sentiment is computer generated and mounted onto a SB lacey circle.


He is coloured using Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Tria markers with  some stickles on the bell on his collar.  I added a little distress ink around the edges.


So the very generous Janet at Pink Gems is offering 2 digi's of your choice to the winner this week.


My fabulous  teamies have made some wonderful cards for your inspiration this week I hope you will pop over and see them. Don't forget this is a christmas blog so we need to see Christmas themed cards from you.
Thanks for taking the time to look

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Wedding Couple - Aurora Wings

Good afternoon everyone. Today I have a card that has been made for a while but I can finally show it as the couple should have it now.  I was asked to make a wedding card by a friend and that was just the week that Mitzi at Aurora Wings brought out this image 'Wedding Couple'.... perfect for what I wanted.

They are cut using a SB grand oval and mounted onto a grand decorative oval. Those beautiful corners are from Tattered Lace 'Chantilly Heart'. The sentiment is computer generated and on a SB banner die.  The ribbon, lace and pearls are from my stash and the flowers are from WOC.


The are of course couloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Triamarkers and I added some Prisma Pencil and Sakura pen (the dress actually his gold highlights but it doesn't show in the photo's).


The inside does reflect the front but I didn't add the corners.


another veiw


This shows the box for it to go in. On here I used the new Marianne Anja's circle die, Tattered lace  congratulations and Cheery Lynn wedding rings.

I am entering the Aurora Wings 'Anything goes' challenge on facebook.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Off to School Rosie - DigiStamp Boutique - Passion for Promarkers DT


Good morning everyone and welcome to my new follower Jules, thanks for your lovely comments.
Today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers where the theme this week is 'Back to School'.  Lou covered my challenge earlier in the year and I am returning the favour this week.
I have used a Digistamp Boutique image 'Off to School Rosie' as she is just so cute.


She is cut using SB oval and mounted on a scalloped oval. The papers are from my stash and the sentiments are computer generated.


She is if course coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Triamarkers and Prisma Pencils. I also added glossy accents to her lunchbag and apple. I also added some white pen to the pleats in her skirt for extra definition.


The inside does reflect the front of the card.


We are very lucky this week to be sponsored by Whiff of Joy who are offering a stamp of your choice to the winner.


Don't forget to enter you have to follow the theme and use Letraset products to colour your image, (Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Triamarkers, Aqua markers, Metalic markers or Neon Markers)
I hope you will take the time to look at the fabulous cards my teamies have made for your inspiration this week.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Golden Nectar - Sugar Nellie


Good morning everyone, I'm back but not with a post for one of my DT's, but one I would like to join. The Sugar Bowl have a call out for new DT members at the moment, and as I love these images I thought I would enter.
I have used the beautiful image 'Golden Nectar' which is available from  Funky Kits. Just love everything about this image.


She is cut using SB Grand circles and mounted on a decorative grand circle. The border is an Edgeabilities Ric Rac. Butterfly is MB and corners from Joanna Sheen. The backing paper is from Papermania.


 She is coloured using Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Triamarkers and Prisma Pencils. I also added Glamour dust to her wings and stickles to the flower stamens.


The flowers are from WOC and given a liberal dusting of Frantage in Shabby White. Leaves are a MS punch and ribbon and pearls from my stash.


The inside does reflect the front.

I am sure there will be lots of people trying for this DT but you can as well, it closes on 11th September, so plenty of time for you to enter too. The requirements are:

  • You must be able to commit to a 4 month term initially - this will be reviewed at the end of the term 
  • You must be able to complete projects on time and add them to our DT page 
  • You must be post your project on your own blog each month 
  • You will make comments on the entries to the challenge on your allocated numbers each month 
  • You must be able to take a good photo of your project  
  • You must have an active blog and Facebook account - the DT stuff is managed on our Facebook page


Thanks for taking the time to look, and good luck if you enter