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Friday, 24 April 2015

Sparkly and Bright - MR Designs - Winter Wonderland DT


Good morning I am back today with a card for our new challenge at Winter Wonderland.  Our theme this week is 'twinkle, twinkle' (all things sparkly and bright) So think sparkle, glitter, bling, stars - really anything sparkly. The lovely Mags is the hostess this week.

Just for a change I haven't done any colouring on this project. The papers I have used are from the 'Winter Frost' collection by Michele who is our wonderful sponsor this week.


I have used one of the designer papers and added part of the fishtail tag and one of the sentiments.  I wish I could get the sparkle to show in a photo as I have used glitter card for one of the mounts, and for the top layer of the MB bauble and the Marianne poinsettia.


The inside uses the same papers with a computer generated sentiment.


I also used rainbow mirror board as the first layer of the bauble. Added some stickles to the sentiment and a few gems from my stash.


The other snowflake ladies, including our new team member Lesley have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here.

Please remember Christmas projects only.We are sponsored by 
M R Designs
Prize is a 20 Euro voucher

Thanks for taking the time to look

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Scarlet Lips - Ching Chou Kuik


Good morning and welcome to my new followers, delighted that you have decided to follow my blog. Today I am back with another Ching-Chou Kuik image 'Scarlet Lips' which you can find here made for her challenges on blogger and facebook.


She is straight cut and mounted on rainbow mirror card and coordinations.  The backing paper is from Nitwits. Waves are a MB die, silver netting from The Ribbon Girl and 
gems from my stash.


She is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Triamarkers and Prisma pencils. I also added a little white pen to emphasize the scales on her tail and glossy accents to the bubbles.


The inside does reflect the front.

I am entering the following challenges ;-

Thanks for taking the time to look 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Hello Magnolia - Ching Chou Kuik


Good morning and welcome to a sunny north east England.  Today I have another just for fun card.  For this I have used a Ching-Chou Kuik image 'Hello Magnolia', available here.  I have been off work for the past month with neck problem and have spent my time colouring lots of beautiful images, this is certainly one of them


A dramatic red and black, not my usual colours. She is straight cut and the backing paper is from DCWV (I actually cut up a sheet instead of just looking at it). She is mounted on Coordinations black card. The border punch is from MS. Dazzler from Hobby House. I was really daring on this card and stamped my sentiment (from Creative Expressions) straight onto the card. Ribbon from my stash.


She is coloured with Promarkers and Flex markers.


The inside does reflect the front.


I am entering the following challenges :-


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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Lily Commitment - Ching Chou Kuik

Good morning, today I have another card using one of Ching-Chou Kuik's amazing images 'Lily Commitment'.  I also used a background scene from Sassy Cheryl which unfortunatel is now discontinued.



She is straight cut as are the mounts she is on.  I used black and turquoise glitter card and added Nuvo glitter to the waves and bubbles. The scales on her tail are also picked out with the green version of Nuvo.  The shells are mostly real ones with a couple of scallops from Leif Creative. I added some blue mesh and a pearl string and a few charms from my stash.



I wish I knew a way of getting the glitter to show up in photo's. You can pick out that the bubbles have glossy accents added, as do the pearls she is wearing. She is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Triamarkers. I Airbrushed the background with a SN marker. 


This is an angled photo trying to get the sparkle to show.

I am entering the following challenges:-


Thanks for taking the time to look,

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Flower Ballerina - Aurora Wings - Passion for Promarkers DT


Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers where Lisa has chosen the theme 'Tag you're it', we want to see a tag somewhere on your card, or create a tag, or make a tag card.  I have used a stunning image from Aurora Wings 'Flower Ballerina'.



I wanted to keep the card CAS to show off the beautiful image. She is cut with SB Grand Big Scalloped Circles with a contrasting one behind her. In real life the purple on her dress and the backing are the same colour. Ribbon, tag and gems from my stash.


She is coloured with Promarkers, Triamarkers and Flexmarkers with a little Prisma pencil for extra depth.


The inside does reflect the front, and I added a Craft's Too sentiment die cut.


We have another lovely sponsor this week as Polka Doodles are offering these two images to the winner

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These are 'Diving Boy' and 'Swimming Girl'. Aren't they cute.

Don't forget you have to used Letraset products the enter the challenge  (promarkers, flexmarkers, triamarkers, aquamarkers  etc).  My other teamies have made some beautiful cards for your inspiration this week, it would be great if you took the time to check them out here.

I am entering the following challenges:-



Thanks for taking the time to visit

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Daisy Elf - Aurora Wings


Good morning back again with a for fun card.  This image 'Daisy Elf' was a freebie from Aurora Wings, Mitzi is so generous with her images. I made it especially to enter the challenge on their facebook page.

She is cut with SB grand circles and grand decorative circles. The butterflies are Cheery Lynn and a MS punch. Sentiment is a SB banner, and ribbon and gems from my stash.


She is coloured with promarkers and I added distress ink around the edge. I also added Nuvo blue glitter to her wings and the butterflies.

The inside does match the front.


This is a view of the inside with the addition of a Papermania stamp.

I am entering the following challenges:-


Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 10 April 2015

White on White - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where Debs is our host, and our theme is 'White on White'.  Not everyone's favorite, but great for getting out your dies and embossing folders.


I have used a variety of dies to cut my Centura Pearl card. The main image is a winter scene from Cottage Cutz. The snowflake corners are Wild Rose Studio. The trees and poinsettia are Marianne dies, and the sentiment is Crafts Too. Ribbon, pearls and dazzler from my stash.


I also added some Glamour dust to the road and house, and of course it doesn't show in the photo :)

We are being sponsored this week by Crafty Sentiments who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 3 digis from their store.

I hope you will join us this week with your take on a WOW Christmas project.  The snowflakes ladies have made some wonderful cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here.

If you were thinking of applying to join the design team at Winter Wonderland you will have to be quick with applying as entries close today at 5pm BST.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Sara - Saturated Canary

Good afternoon, hope that the wind has died down in your area.  I'm back again with another just for fun card. I have use another of Krista's wonderful images 'Sara' and a really unusual colour combination for me.


She is cut using SB long rectangles and scalloped long rectangles. The butterflies are a MB die cut in cardstock with a layer of vellum on top. The papers are from DCWV and ribbon, gems and sparkler from my stash.


She is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The background was added using my EBrush.


The inside does reflect the front.


This one shows the butterfly layers.


I am entering the following challenges :-


Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Pug Love - Ching Chou Kuik - Passion for Promarkers DT


Good morning I am back today with a card for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  The theme chosen by Julie is 'Blue Skies' (shades of blue).  I have used another Ching Chou Kuik image, 'Pug Love'.  It's for my nieces birthday and she is mad about Pugs.

For a change I have made a stepper card using the Tattered lace template die. So easy to use as it comes with all the layers as well as the main shape of the card.  The Celtic border is from Cheery Lynn. Side panel decoration from Joy Crafts. Flowers from WOC and ribbon from my stash.  The text was on the front of a TL magazine.


She is of course coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Triamarkers.  I used a spectrum noir pen in my EBrush to create the blue sky. (Unfortunately the adapter for Promarkers isn't available yet so I did buy a pack of 6 blue SNs)


No glitter this time but I did add glossy accents to the Pugs nose and eyes, and to her eyes.


We are being sponsored this week by Little Claire who are offering one of their design sets (Changing Birdhouse click HERE to see it on site)


My other teamies have again made fabulous cards for your inspiration this week, and I hope you will take the time to check them out.

I am entering the following challenge :-

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sabrina - Saturated Canary



Another card just for fun. I am off work with neck problems and filling my time making cards. Thank goodness for electronic cutting machines :)
So today I have coloured up the beautiful Sabrina from Saturated Canary. I know she is called Sabrina, but to me she is Alice in Wonderland.


She is cut using SB Grand Scalloped Ovals and Grand Ovals, and layered up 8 times !!!  Love the navy and pink together. The backing paper is from Nitwits, flowers from WOC, leaves woodware and MS punches. Ribbon and Pearls from my stash.


She is coloured with promarkers and Flexmarkers, with distress ink to the background.


The inside does match the front.


I am entering the following challenges :-


I have one other thing to add. 

Would you like to be more prepared at Christmas?
Do you love making Christmas cards/projects?
Would you like to join an easy going, fun loving, friendly Design Team?

If the answer is yes to the above questions then you could be just the person we are looking for at Winter Wonderland
.

We are looking for two new DT members and we are therefore inviting applications.

You do not need to have previous experience of DT membership, just be enthusiastic and a regular blogger. We have two teams so you will need to be able to make a card/project once a fortnight. We take it in turns to host the challenges and choose the winners. You will also be expected to comment on one number in every ten. 

If this sounds like the challenge for you then please go to the Winter Wonderland Blog

Please link to your blog address not a specific post so we can stop by to visit you.

Applications will be open until 5.00 pm on 10th April 2015.

Thanks for taking the time to look