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Friday 18 December 2015

Spritz - Saturated Canary - Floppy Latte - Winter Wonderland DT

Good afternoon everyone. I'm here with the last challenge of the year for Winter Wonderland DT, and it's a bingo board. This mega challenge will last until 7th January 2016 and as it goes into the new year it doesn't have to be a Christmas card, but there is only one line of the grid which allows this to happen.
I have used an old favourite of mine 'Spritz' from Saturated Canary and a candy cane frame from Floppy Latte. Using the line snowflakes/glitter/rhinestones.

I cut him with a TLace square using out of the box technique. I added glittered card and gold mirror board for the layers.  Nuvo glitter on his hat and wings and on the holly leaves.  The berries have a coat of glossy accents.  The snowflakes are from Cheery Lynn. and sparklers/ rhinestones from my stash.  The sentiment is using a Crafts too die.

He is coloured using Triamarkers, Flexmarkers and Promarkers.

Still can't get the glitter to show.

We have 3 wonderful sponsors this week

This is the bingo grid we have for you to choose your line.




Thanks for taking the time to look. I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and New Year.  Look out for some major changes to the team in the new year

Monday 14 December 2015

Concertina Christmas Card Crafters Companion - LOTV - Wee Stamps - Bild Malarna - Fussy and Fancy DT.

Today I am here with a card which should have been posted last Friday for the Fussy and Fancy Mega Christmas post.  Unfortunately life got in the way and I didn't finish it until today. Huge apologies to all the ladies on the DT especially to Cheryl.
I decided to go completely over the top as it is a Mega Challenge and made a concertina card.  I bought the dies a few weeks ago from Crafters Companion.

This shows the whole card.  On the front is a Crafts Too die and flowers from WOC.  The second and fourth pages feature 2 of the Santa's helpers trio from LOTV. The third page is Mimosa-Christmas Flower from Bild Malarna. The final page features Heidi from Wee Stamps.  

The snowflakes are Cheery Lynn, leaves my favourite MS punch. Gems and bell from my stash.

A close up of the second and 3rd pages.

Heidi has a lot to answer for. When I first started card making I found her on Bev Rochester's blog and fell in love with her. Many thousands of pounds later she is still one my fav images, and I still blame Bev for being too inspiring :)

We are being sponsored by Sherri Baldy who is giving 3 images from her store

And Sweet Lilac Flowers who have a very special prize for the winner

The other ladies on the Fussy and Fancy DT have made some unbelievable
projects for your inspiration this week and they are definitely worth checking out.
You have until 14th January to enter this challenge and I hope you will join in.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Kai in the Snow - Mo's Digital Pencil - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good morning. Today I am back with my second card for the Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers. You can find all the details and the fantastic list of prizes on the post below this one.  

I couldn't decide which of Mo's images to use for this challenge, so I made up both ;)
He is cut using Tattered Lace squares and mounted on a Presscut frame it die cut.
The poinsettias are a Sue Wilson die and the LOTV sentiment is mounted on EK success punched circles.Snowflake charm, Ribbon and gems from my stash.

He is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Triamarkers and I added Glamour dust to the snow, the tassels on his suit, and to the poinsettias.  The sky was created using my E-Brush.

A side view, trying to get the sparkle to show.

A view of the inside where I added some Marianne snowflakes.

If you have viewed our list of sponsors I am sure you will find something to 'Celebrate' and make a card for.  This challenge runs for a month, so it doesn't have to be a Christmas Card, but you do have to used Letraset  products (promarkers, flexmarkers, triamarkers, aquamarkers, metallic markers) to be eligible to enter. 

I am entering the following challenges:-

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Mega Christmas challenge - Mo's Digital Pencil - Passion for Promarkers DT

Grab a cuppa and a biscuit (or two) and make yourself comfortable!

This week we are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” which runs for a whole month and ends on 5th January 2016!,  Our theme  is “let’s celebrate
I have used the fabulously cute image 'Santa kai' from Mo's Digital Pencil which is going to be a Christmas card for my great great nephew :)

He is straight cut with layers of dark blue card and co-ordinations. I added ribbon from my stock and some red metallic card candi. The sentiment is a die from Crafts too and is coated in glamour dust. I also added flower soft to the fur on his cat and coat. The backing papers are from LOTV.

He is coloured with Triamarkers, Flexmarkers and Promarkers, and I also added some stickles to the present.

the inside does match the front.

 You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you follow the theme.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  Thanks x x
So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Letraset are generously offering one lucky winner a super bundle of goodies which includes:
2 x packs of Winsor & Newton Promarkers, 1 A4 bleedproof marker pad, 1 A4 pack of Safmat and 1 pack of transfers.
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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their store.
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Polkadoodles is offering one lucky winner 2 gorgeous digis called ‘Serenity Blossom’ and ‘Octavia Thinking’.
Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
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Little Claire Designs are offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
Little Claire
Crafty Sentiments Designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
Sassy Studio Designs
The Ribbon Girl is offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
The Ribbon Girl - £10 gift voucher
Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday 4 December 2015

Floral Message - Whimsey Stamps - Tonic Dies-

Good evening, back again this time with a card that should have been posted for the Fussy and Fancy 'Words Only' challenge, but I got my weeks mixed up. But you still have another week to enter; as it doesn't close till Thursday. The lovely Annie is our host for this challenge.

So my second Christmas card with no colouring :) The Trellis frame is from Tonic and the sentiment is a Whimsey Stamps Rubber Christmas chalk board stamp. I added corners from Wild Rose Studio, ribbon, pears and dazzler from my stash.  The flowers are nearly all from WOC with the addition of a few 'berries' from a local craft store. I also added some gold glamour dust to the white flowers.

A side view to show more of the flowers

And finally showing the inside

The very sweet, generous and lovely owner,
of Live and Love Crafts,
Sandy Mathis is our Sponsor for this challenge and she
is offering one very lucky winner
this store voucher!!

The other ladies at Fussy and Fancy have made some really fabulous cards for your inspiration and you can check them out here

Christmas Village - Desire Dies

Good morning and welcome to the first of my cards for today, neither of which has any colouring :)
This first card is for the Winter Wonderland team and features a Desire Dies create a card die 'Christmas Village', for this weeks challenge chosen by Julie where the theme is 'The Holly and the Ivy'.

I really had fun making this one, throwing as much bling as I could on it,  The outer layers are that sticky backed plastic in silver glitter and then some dark blue shimmer card.  I added gold nuvo glitter to all the windows and white to the roofs and lakes. It doesn't show in the picture but I also added glossy accents to the lakes.  A few rhinestones to the sky as well as white glitter and finally a little chalk to the trees.  The holly die is from Sue Wilson and the Ivy is a Marianne die, both cut from green glitter card.  I added red pearls for the berries.  

The inside which has a Joy crafts die used to make a space for the sentiment. We haven't had any sunshine here for days so I had to use a daylight lamp to lighten up the images.

We are being sponsored this week by  Di's Digital stamps who are offering a $12 voucher to the lucky winner 

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

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Christmas Lights Sprite - Aurora Wings - Passion for Promarkers DT

Sorry I'm a little late posting today, I was just finishing 2 cards for a friend and would you believe I forgot to take photo's of them :(, and was at work this afternoon.
Today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers where our host this week is the lovely Lisa.
I have used an image from Aurora Wings who is really cute, 'Christmas lights sprite'

He is cut using Tonic rectangles and scalloped rectangles.  The backing papers are all from LOTV. Holly sprays from Sue Wilson. Ribbon, dazzlers and pearls from my stash. I also used Nuvo drops for the berries.

He is coloured with Triamarkers, Flexmarkers and Promarkers. I added Flowersoft to the 'fur' on his outfit and Nuvo glitter to the lights.

A side view but still cant get the sparkle to show.

A view of the inside where the stamped images are from magazine freebies.

We are being sponsored this week by Letraset 


and they are giving the full set of autumn/winter  2013 limited edition promarkers. I do use these a lot as the colours really do complete 'sets' when colour matching.


So definitely worth entering. Don't forget you have to use Letraset products (Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Triamarkers, Aquamarkers, Metallic markers or neon markers to enter the challenge, and please can you state what you have used.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday 20 November 2015

Autumn Enchantment - The Paper Shelter - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning and welcome to another challenge at Winter Wonderland where I have the honour of hosting the 1 - 2 - 3 challenge this week.
I have used a sponsors image, Autumn Enchantment from The Paper Shelter.

Isn't she gorgeous?  She is mounted on a Tonic oval and scalloped oval.  The papers I used are from Nitwits. The ribbon, dazzlers and corners are from my stash.

She is coloured with Flexmarkers, Triamarkers and Promarkers and I added a little distress ink in Sugar Pink.  I coated her wings with the new spectrum noir glitter pens and added some Tonic drops to the acorns.

Another view trying to pick up the sparkle of her wings.

And finally the inside of the card.  

We are being sponsored by The Paper Shelter this week who are offering a  $15 gift voucher to spend in store.

The other 'snowflakes' have made some beautiful cards for your inspiration this week and I hope you will check them out here.

I am entering the following challenges :-

Thanks for taking the time to look