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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

Friday, 17 June 2016

Joy of Christmas - Crafty Sentiments - Winter Wonderland DT

Good afternoon, did someone say Summer has arrived? I had to turn on the central heating.  Hope it is warmer where you are.
I forgot to reschedule this post after changing the photo's I took last night for some taken in daylight today.  So today is the start of a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where the theme of 'sparkle and shine' was chosen by Anet.

I have used our sponsors image 'Joy of Christmas' and made a little scene.

It is really difficult to get the sparkle to show in photo's, but there is lots of it on there. He is fussy cut and I made the tree frame using die cuts from Memory Box and Presscut.  The fir trees are from Noor Designs. The sentiment from MB and the snowflake acetate is from Hunkydory.

I added Flowersoft to the snowman, Glamour Dust to all the trees and the sentiment and clear crystal beads to lots of the snowflakes

~A side view trying to catch the shine

We are being sponsored this week by Crafty Sentiments who are giving the winner their choice of 3 digi's from their online shop

and by The Craft Barn who are giving a £10 voucher to spend in store
The Craft Barn

My other snowflakes teamies have made some fabulous projects for your inspiration this week and I hope you will check them out here

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Food and Drink - Digi Stamp Boutique - Passion for Promarkers ~DT

Good morning, I'm here today with a card for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  Ali has chosen the theme of food and drink.  I have used our sponsor's image,Rosie Ice cream which can be found here

I created the background in Craft Artist, and all the layers are straight cut.  The sentiment is from LOTV and is cut with punches. The ribbon, pearls and dazzler are from my stash.

A closeup of the image, and I also did something new for me in  paper piecing her dress.

This is a view of the inside
We are being sponsored by th Digi Stamp Boutique who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in store.

So now it's up to you. Please  remember that you have to use  a  Letraset  product on your

this can be Promarkers Flex markers or Aquamarkers, and can you state which medium you have used.

There are some amazing cards on the WW blog on Passion for promarkers page, I hope you will check them out.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Good morning, I am here with a post that should have been posted, for challenge#165, at the Fussy and Fancy  on 3rd of June but had vanished into the internet cloud. Our theme is 'Wedding or Anniversary' and it was chosen by Tammy.
I have used a fabulous image from Mitzi at Aurora Wings that I have used a couple of times before, it's called Wedding Couple.

They are cut using a SB elegant oval die. The Mr&Mrs die is from ~
Memory box and the wedding day is a Diesire header die..

A close up and trying top show some of the sparkle

The flowers are all from WOC, and the DP was a freebie from a magazine. 
The pearls, butterfly and ribbon are from my stash

A view of the inside

We are being sponsored this week by the ever so generous Sweet Lilac Flowers who are again offering a 'special' prize for the winner

OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you just have to check out the cards made by the Ladies at Fussy and Fancy, you can find them here

You have till midnight on 16th June to enter

Thanks for looking

Friday, 10 June 2016

Winter Wonderland's 7th Birthday Celebration - Christmas Shopping - Winter Wonderland ~DT

Woww!!!!!!!!!!!! Who would have guessed we would be around  that long??????
So a huge thank you to everyone that enters our challenges, it's you that keeps it going, and of course the bonus is you don't end up with a huge list of cards to make at the last minute for Christmas.  Our theme this week chosen by Iwona is 'A ribbon and a bow'

I decided to do something a little different here and made a 'Magic' card. Why is it magic? Because at first site it looks like a flat card.

I added a snowflake charm to the corner to give the hint that there is more to the card.  The picture background is from a set that Crafters Companion released last year. The lace and pearls are from my stash, and I added lots of glamour dust to the 'snow',

Showing the construction of the card

The inside made with a card insert from the same CC set.

We have three fabulous sponsors this week

Crafty Ribbons are giving a £10 voucher to use in store
Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.
Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel?  Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft.  Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all!  Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.
Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog.  Go on, have a look... It's worth it !
Tony & Ali

A day for Daisies are giving $12 voucher for images from their online store

Crafter's Companion are giving a £10 voucher to spend in store 

We have both teams taking part this week, so lot's of inspiration is available on the Winter Wonderland blog,here. Don't forget your project has to be Christmas themed as well as having a ribbon and a bow
Thanks for taking the time to look

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Isobel -Thinking of spring - Crafty Sentiments - Any thing goes

Good morning. After a great weekend of relaxing I am really feeling more like myself, I was having major problems with my hip and knee, and not sleeping. I managed to get my cards made but I am only just writing them up now.  
This is the first of 3 posts.  
I was delighted to be asked to join the team at 'Crafty Sentiments' as a 6 month guest designer.
The have so many fabulous images on their site that you are spoiled for choice. 
Fortunately I didn't have to choose for this one as we are showcasing a new release

She is cut with a SB adorning square and mounted onto coordinations card. I have added MB tree, butterfly swirl, floral border, grass edger and clouds.  Magnolia fene and cheery Lynn grass border.

I just colour washed the sky before adding the clouds

A view of the inside which has the addition of a Penny black sentiment stamped onto the middle.

Our prize this week is 3 digi stamps from the on line shop

If you pop over to the challenge blog you can see the amaqzing images from my teamies

Thanks for taking the time to look