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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Angel of Christmas stars - Conie Fong - PFP DT

Good evening, finally here to show my latest card for Passion for Promarkers where the theme chosen for this week by Hazel is Christmas in July. If you havent started your Christmas cards yet perhaps this will persuade you to get started as there are only 151 days to go :).
I have used a fabulous image from Conie Fong 'Angel of Christmas stars'  which can be found  here ............

She is cut using Tonic's Art Nouveau Oval dies. I used holographic silver mirror card, and the darkest die cut uses really ,dark green mirror card. The ribbon and dazzler are from my stash
the holly sprigs and berry ones on the inside are cut using Sue Wilson dies all of the berries are made using nuvo liquid pearls.

A close up, sorry it looks as if I have beached this one, but I was trying to get the glitter to show.  She is coloured with Tria Markers, Flex Markers and Promarkers. I then added silver nuvo glitter to her wings, gold to the poinsettias  and then used glossy accents to the snow globe

 A side view.  I love the way the holographic card gives this  the look of a stained glass window.

and finally the inside                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We are being sponsored this week by 

Who are offering a $12 voucher to spend in store

I hope you will take the time to checkout the amazing cards the other ladies have made, and hope that you can take time to  view them

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Little Polly - Dear Friend - Crafty Sentiments DT

Good morning, and welcome to the new Challenge at Crafty Sentiments. Anet is our hostess and she has chosen the theme of 'Anything Goes', how easy that can be while we are finally getting a little sunshine in England.

I have use the really sweet image 'Little Polly, Dear Friend' which can be found here, and just for a change it's all lilac and Purple.

I think she looks as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth. 
 She is cut and layered using A Marianne Die. The little corners are Joanna Sheen, Ribbon, Dazzler and gems are from my stash, and I also used Wilted Violet  Distress ink, and not  even a little bit of glitter to be found anywhere :)

A close up of the inside, I love the pierced edges on these Marianne Dies but the dot stays in the die and has to be removed with a pokey tool

A view of the inside. The sentiment is from Penny Black, and the DP is from LOTV.

A  side view  which shows the true colours of this card.

I hope you will join in with our challenge this week where our usual prize of 3 Digi Images is waiting for the winner

I hope you will check out the projects the DT have made for your inspiration this week, they can all be found here

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 15 July 2016

Snowman and company - A Random Fan - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning, and welcome to a new challenge at Winter Wonderland, a little late for me, been waiting for the sun to appear to take photo's of my card since yesterday morning, but it still hasn't appeared so these are the best I could get on such a gloomy day. Kath is our hostess and she chose the theme this week of 'Carol Singers or Make a scene' so your decision as to which you choose, or even both.
Today we have a new sponsor who has some beautiful images in her Etsy shop. I chose Snowman Company for my card.

A very traditional card,  The image is cut using SB Adorning squares(this one always makes me smile because I think the corners look like Groucho Marx).  The sentiment and papers are from LOTV.  The trees are a Joy die.
Ribbon and Sentiment layers from my satsh.

A close up to try to show the glitter. The snowman is covered with Glamour Dust and he has glossy acents to his eyes, nose and buttons. The birds have flowersoft on their ear muffs and hat.The trees also had flowersoft on their branches.

A view of the inside of my card

Today's sponsors are  'A Random Fan' and they are giving the lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their shop

And Bunny Zoe's Crafts who are also giving a £10 voucher
Don't forget Bunny Zoe's are closing down so the winner will have lots of bargains to buy with her voucher.

The other ladies on the Snowflake team have made some fabulous cards for you inspiration and I hope you will take a look.
Don't forget you have to use  an image that works with the challenge theme, and of course be 
Christmas themed.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Picked Sweet - Elizabeth Bell - Passion for Promarkers

Good morning and welcome to another challenge at Passion for Promarkers.   Our hostess this week is the lovely Julie who has chosen the theme of 'Summer Days. You can check out her blog here I've been playing with some really old stamps that haven't sen the light of day for ages. 
This is one of the first rubber stamps I bought, and she's always been a favourite of mine. It's 'picked sweet' from Elizabeth Bell.

She really is a cutie, and for me this is an all about Summer image.  She is cut with a SB oval and mounted on another one.  The paper is ? from Nitwits. I made my own flowers and the butterfly is cut with a Cheery Lynn die.  The ribbon, bow, dazzler are from my stash.  The sentiment is cut with a Britannia die.

A close up to show the details. She is coloured with Flexmarkers, Triamarkers and Promarkers
with a little distress ink in the background

A side view to show the flowers.

We are being sponsored this week by Digistamp Boutique who are offering the lucky winner
a £10 voucher to spend in store.
DigiStamp Boutique logo

The other ladies on the Passion for Promarkers DT have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here.

Don't forget, as well as following the theme you also have to use Letraset products, and please tell us which ones you have used

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Patsy and Gizmo Flag - Crafty Sentiments GDT

Good morning. I'm here today with my card for the Crafty Sentiments blog, and this week we were given this really great new image to work with 'Patsy and Gizmo Flag which is July's new release. The theme for this great image is add some flowers.

I think I went a little ott with the amount of flowers I used, but I loved the red white and blue combination and just couldn't resist. She is cut using a TL square die and then she is layered onto Nitwits papers and red and then silver mirror board,  The leaves are also in silver mirror board and I adeded some red white and blue card candi.

A close up of the main image to show hoe really cute this is. She is coloured with Flexmarkers, Triamarkers and Promarkers.

And finally a view of the inside. Again using Nitwits Papers and a sentiment mounted onto SB Labels 3.

As usual we have a prize of three images for the winner to choose from the Crafty Sentiments Shop.

The other ladies at Crafty Sentiments have made some amazing cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 1 July 2016

Flowers and Lace - Just Inklined - Fussy and Fancy DT

And onto my second late post (see the last post for reason. I can't believe how clumsy I am getting to be. I have arthritis in my hands and have problems with my grip, constantly dropping things.

Today is the start of the new fortnightly challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, and oh my you need to see the inspirational cards from the team, you can find them here .  Sheryl is our host for the challenge and chose the theme of Flowers and Lace. 

I really do try to make 'fluffy' cards where nothing is straight and things hang over edges, but I never manage it. I don't know if it's due to 45 years of nursing where things had to be straight but here I go with another card which is regimented again :)

This is one of my favourite images and it can be used for so many reasons, It's 'Poppy Cluster' from just Inklined. The main image it cut with a SB Grand Circle, then I added one from the Tonic Rose collection, and then another from SB's Grand Decorative circles. 
To complete this main plaque I added a red circle behind and a cream pearl strip. 
The very wide lace border is a very old SB 'Heartfelt Creations' die, one of the first ones I ever bought. The 'Art Deco/Rennie Macintosh' inspired corners from Memory Box. The ribbon and resin flower, and pearls  are from my stash. The Sentiment is from LOTV.

This is view of the inside of the card. I used another part of the Tonic rose set.

An angled view of the card front.

We are being sponsored this week by Sweet Lilac Flowers
and they are offering a special prize for the winner,

So that's it.  It's up to you now.  I bet you have lot's of Flowers, lace and dies just waiting for you to use them  Thanks for taking the time to look

James Snowman - LOTV - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning, I'm late with my post today, but finally here :)  Last night I made a discovery.......  'keyboards' don't like to drink milk. I thought it would be okay this morning, but half of my keys were sticking :(  It had to happen just when I sat down to write my post for two DT's for today. So just back from the retail park.

Today at Winter Wonderland we have Anet as our host, and she has chosen the theme of 'Snow much fun' and as we are now having two themes every week the alternative is 'Use 3 Embelishments'.
I have used an image from LOTV called James Snowman. He is straight cut and mounted onto rainbow mirror card, and the DP's are also from LOTV's Nitwits papers.
 The holly dies are from Sue Wilson, trees are Joy dies,and merry Christmas is a Dynamics die. Ribbon Dazzler and gems are from my stash.

A close up of the image where I have used Flowersoft and glamour dust on his hat, Ice Crystals on the snow they are standing on, and the snowman has a coating of sparkle pen from Crafter's Companion. The edges have distress ink applied.

A view of the inside where I have used a SB snowflake die and a magazine freebie for the sentiment .

We are being sponsored this week by Crafts u love who are giving the winner a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.

The other snowflake ladies have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here

Thank you for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Lounging Around Sassy - Sassy Studio Designs - Make it Crafty - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers, where I am the host this week.  My theme is beside/ In the sea. It's up to you, it can be in the sea with a mermaid scene or sitting relaxing  on then beach.

I have used a Sassy Studio image called Lounging Around Sassy. 
I created the scene using a Make It Crafty background image called the beach.The whole image is coloured with Flexmarkers,Triamarkers and promarkers
I added some white pen on the sea to make the waves stand out.  The sentiments are from diesire. Ribbon, seashells and charms are from my stash

I created the sky using a die from Memory Box, and I can't remember where the palm trees are from.  I added glitter to the sea and to the palm trees.

We are being sponsored by Sassy  Studio Designs where the lucky winner will win $20 to spend in their Shop

Don't forget to enter this challenge you must colour wit Letraset products, Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Tria markers, aqua-markers etc

So there you have it. The other ladies at Passion for Promarkers have produced some really gorgeous projects for your inspiration this week and I hope you take to have a luck


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Kids - Crafty Sentiments Guest Designer

Good morning. Today is the start of a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments where our theme is 'Kids', a really easy one, with dozens of really cute kids to choose from in the Crafty Sentiments store which can be found here.
I chose to use 'Henry - Why not' for this weeks challenge.  Do you ever have days when you just cant get anything right and have to start again?  I have 5 ripped up images to show that Saturday/Sunday were definitely those sort of days. To top it off this card I am posting is going to have to be taken apart as I somehow managed to stick the front and the back on the same of the card, something I have never done before.
Anyway back to my card.

Isn't he adorable?  He really does look as if he could never be naughty.  He is fussy cut, and I have used Nitwit papers to mount him on with a couple of layers of silver mirror board. This sentiment i from tattered lace. I was going to add some Tim Holtz  screw head brads, but after looking for them for an hour I couldn't fine the 'safe' place I had put them in (more frustration).
He is coloured with a variety of Letraset pens.

The sentiment inside is computer generated

The prize this week is 3 digis of your choice from the online store,

The other ladies on the design team have some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week, and they can be found here

Thanks for taking the time to look

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Hibiscus Sprite - Aurora Wings

Good morning. I'm back with a just for fun image (not for a DT).  I almost forgot about the latest Aurora Wings Challenge, and it closes today.  I did colour this one up a while ago, and thought the 'Touch of Class' challenge is perfect for her. I chose to use 'Hibiscus Sprite'

She certainly looks as if she exudes class to me. I certainly had a red, black and gold phase at the time of colouring her.  She is straight cut and mounted onto black card, red glitter card and gold mirror board. The ribbon, gems and dazzler are from my stash.

A close up of the image and you can hardly see it in the photo, but the stamens have gold Nuvo glitter applied to them. She is coloured with Promarkers, flexmarkers and Triamarkers.

A view of the inside.  The sentiment is a Diesire die cut in red glitter card, and the corner punch is from a set I bought years ago and forgot I had.

A side view trying to catch the sparkle

I am entering the following challenges :-

Thanks for taking the time to look