Thursday, 30 May 2013

Purple and Yellow at Lili's Little Fairies


Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends
I hope you are well and having a good week.
Sorry I haven't been around so much the last couple of days, I have been enjoying spending some time with my children this week.

I am here today to let you know about the new 
This week we have a colour theme
Purple and Yellow

and our lovely sponsor is DREAMEES  with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner!!

I enjoyed making this cheerful card. I always have so much fun colouring the cute LOTV bears. To stamp the image I used brown ink for a softer look.
 The image already has a doodled frame around it so I added similar doodle lines to my papers, I hope it works okay and doesn't look too messy??!!


Items Used:
Stamp - LOTV You are my Sunshine - coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - LOTV Sentiment Tags
Papers - not sure as they were loose in my box, think they may be Dovecraft
Dienamics flower and leaf trio coloured with Promarkers
Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Square
Ribbon and button from stash
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass for clouds

If you take a look at the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of this week's design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Happy Birthday
Ready Teddy Go - Spring has Sprung
Addicted to Stamps Challenge -BINGO - ribbon/flowers/sentiment
Sentimental Sundays - Outdoor fun
Cutie pie -  3,2,1 Recipe - 3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 image
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  - Anything Goes + ribbon
I ♥ Promarkers - Use Dies

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to leave.
Bye for now
hugs 







Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Add ribbon, Lace or Twine at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge


Good Morning everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend. 
We were lucky to have some good weather for 3 days which made such a nice change. Back to rain again today of course.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge
This week it was my turn to set the theme so I chose a nice easy one

Add Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Please remember you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.


For this challenge we are very lucky to be sponsored by the wonderful

Prize -  1 Stamp set of the winners choice.

I was lucky to win a voucher for some High Hope Stamps and this is one of the images I choose. I thought it made a nice change from my cute and girlie images! 
As you will see, I have gone for a bold and bright theme.


Side view to show the opening

Items Used:
Stamp - High Hopes Stamps ~ Wild Party coloured with Promarkers.
Embossing folder - Crafter's Companion Chevron
Dienamcis Chevron Stripe Die
Spellbinders Large Circles
Sentiment - LOTV Sentiments to fit scroll
Memory box Primo Labels
Twine from stash

If you hop along to the Passion for Promarkers Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of this week's design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Happy Birthday
MAWTT - Emboss it!
Come and Get it - Off the edge
Songbird Challenge - All creatures great and small

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs







Saturday, 25 May 2013

Bring on the Sunshine!!!

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Saturday.
I hope you are all well and have some time to relax over the weekend.
We have a busy couple of days with cricket matches so fingers crossed for some dry weather.


Today is the start of a new A Gem of a Challenge

We are trying really hard to encourage some good weather with a fabulous theme
Bring on the Sunshine !!

The prize for the winner will be.....
2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....


It was nice to pull out some sunny paper and make a cheerful card. The cute Cartwheel Jodie was a joy to colour and I have used one of my favourite digi sentiments also from Pink Gem available here.


Items used :
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs ~ Cartwheel Jodie coloured with Promarkers
Digi Sentiment - Pink Gem Designs ~ Sunshine and Smiles 
Papers - Doodlebug Design ( sorry don't know the name it was loose in my box)
Cheery Lynn Sweet William Die
Memory Box Meadow Leaf  Die
Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Die Star 
Distress Ink - tumbled glass (for sky)
Button from Stash

Over at  A Gem of a Challenge you will be able to see the wonderful sunny creations by the rest of this week's design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Charisma Cardz - Here comes summer!
Crafty Sentiments  - Buttons ( I have only used one - hope that is okay?)
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really appreciate it and love read any comments you may wish to make
Just to let you know that I will not be around so much next week as I hope to spend some time with my children. I will be catching up with my commenting in the evenings though as I don't want to miss what you have all been up to!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend
Bye for now
hugs


Friday, 24 May 2013

Monochrome at the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

Hello to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I'm so pleased it's Friday. A lovely long weekend and my children are off school next week too. It will be nice to spend some time together, they have been so busy at school and college lately. I think we all need to recharge our batteries. If the weather improves that would be an added bonus but I think that be asking a bit too much!

Anyway, today is the start of a new Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
This fortnight our theme is one of my favourites:
Monochrome

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful

I love it when we are sponsored by Saturated Canary as we very lucky to be able to choose an image to use for the challenge.
I picked this cutie called Jelly Bug as she really reminds me of my youngest daughter who sometimes wears her hair up in the same way.
A really simple layout this time because I didn't want to distract too much from the image.


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Saturated Canary Jelly Bug coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Papermania Blueberry Pie
Crafts Too Swirl Die
Sentiment - Craftwork Crafts
 Clear Dew Drops 

If you pop over to the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Friends
Twisted Tuesday Make it Girly, Twist Friends (Week 2)
Allsorts - True Blue
Delightful Challenges - Celebrate friendship
Divas by Design - Friendship
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything goes

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog again today I really do appreciate it so much and love to read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs


Thursday, 23 May 2013

Susie Ponders - GDT card for My Crafty Heart


Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you all having a good week, not too long now until the weekend.

I am here today to show you a card I have made using some gorgeous goodies from


The cute stamp is by Sarah Kay called Susie Ponders.  I have teamed her up with one some pretty Bo Bunny papers.
 The delicate white flowers are Prima Marshmallow and the pink flowers are some pretty mesh flowers to which I have added some Meiflower pearls.
The wonderful Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles have come out again - I really love these!



Items Used:
Stamp - Susie Ponders - By Sarah Kay - MCH coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Bo Bunny Isabella - MCH


Sentiment - LOTV 

I have just spotted that the gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp I have used, along with some other cuties, is in My Crafty Heart's Sale at the moment!

Sadly, this is my final GDT card for My Crafty Heart, the last 8 weeks have really flown by and I have enjoyed every minute. Thank you once again Teresa for giving me the opportunity to use your gorgeous products, it has been such an honour. I will still be using them though as I love them all so much!!

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

The squirrel and the fox - Here Come the Girls
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything Goes


Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog again today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comment you may wish to make
Bye for now.
hugs


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Winter Sports - Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends and a big warm welcome to my newest followers. I feel so honoured that you have chosen to look at my little corner of Blogland.


Today is the mid-way reminder and inspiration post for the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge
Our fun theme this month is
Winter Sports
 We are sponsored by the fabulous Quixotic Paperie this month.
Prize is a £10 voucher to spend online.


I was really pleased when I saw the theme as it gave me a good excuse to ink up one of my cute Penny Black Stamps. I can't help but smile when I colour these hedgies!



Items Used - 
Stamp - Penny Black - Hedgy shuffle coloured with Promarkers
Embossing folders - Crafts Too Stars and Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Marianne Designs Snowflakes
Memory Box Frosty Border
Glamour Dust 
Ribbon and Gems from Stash.

If you take a look at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - May Challenge Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Christmas in May
Eureka Stamps - All white or no design paper
Dream Valley - animals

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog again today. I really do appreciate it and love the read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs 


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

It's Anything Goes at Passion for Promarkers

Good Morning to you all my fabulous blogging friends.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge.
It is a very special challenge this week as it's our 4th Anniversary, therefore, we have a really easy theme

Anything Goes

 To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) 

WOW!! We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs for our lucky winners:



are offering one lucky winner a pack of their Limited Edition Spring/Summer Promarker 12 pack
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are offering one lucky winner a prize of $10.00 worth of digi papers
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are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice
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are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store
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are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store


This is the card I made for my hubby for your Wedding Anniversary a couple of weeks ago.
 I chose this cute image because it reminds me of our first date, it was pouring with rain so we cuddled under a blue umbrella!!!


Items Used:

Stamp - Wild Rose Studio ~ Raining Roses coloured with Promakers and Flexmarkers
Papers - Pink Petticoat Pretty Little Hearts
Martha Stewart Heart Lace Border punch
Sentiment - Flourishes - love sweet love
Spellbinders - Floral Ovals - MCH
Memory Box Precious Hearts - MCH
Stickles - Stardust - MCH

If you pop over to the Passion for Promarkers Challenge you will see the amazing creations made by the rest of the design team. I hope lots of you will take part to have a chance of winning on of the fabulous prizes on offer.



I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Allsorts  - True Blue
Charisma Cardz - No Digis
Oldie but Goodie - Inspired by a song - Together Forever by Rick Astley! (was in the charts around the time we met too!) old item Martha Stewart punch
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog again today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs 




Monday, 20 May 2013

DT card for Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge

Good Morning my wonderful crafty friends
I hope you had a good weekend.

Today is the start on a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge.
We are onto sketch number 10 and I have chosen the optional them of ribbon and/or lace.

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful

The DT had great fun in choosing a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs. I picked one of Janet's newer images, the adorable Little Gem with Rose.


Here is the sketch for you to follow, as you can see I have rotated it to fit my image


Items Used
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs - Little Gem with Rose
Papers - Doodlebug Designs
Embossing folder -Crafter's Companion Floral Frenzy
Lace, ribbon and button from stash


If you pop along to the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Fab 'n Funky - Your Favourite Embellishment - Ribbon (that's why I chose it for the theme!!)
4 Crafty Chicks - Birthday.
Crafts and Me - Use a digi.
Crafting Musketeers - Anything goes.
dream Valley -Animals
Southern Girls - Going Spotty Dot
Card Mania - Spots and/or Stripes


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and always love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs 





Sunday, 19 May 2013

Girls, Girls, Girls at the Joanna Sheen Challenge


Good morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are all having a good weekend.
Yesterday was my son's 16th Birthday. At 6ft 3" tall he is definitely not my 'little' boy any more! I have to say that I'm blessed to have the most easy going, kind natured and good humoured Son anyone could wish for. I am so proud of him as I am of all my children. 

Anyway, today is the start of a new Joanna Sheen Challenge
This time our theme is one of my favourites

Girls, Girls, Girls !!


The prize for the lucky winner will be a £15 voucher to spend online at Joanna Sheen.


I was sent the cute Daisy and Friends CD which is full of sweet images ready to print off.
After much deliberation, I chose this sweet girl as she reminds my of my beautiful youngest daughter.

Items Used
Digi Stamps - from Daisy and Friends CD- Rom coloured with promarkers
Papers - LOTV Nitwits Promises
Senitment - LITV Vintage Sentiment Occasions
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox - MCH coloured with Promarkers
Memory Box Pippi Butterfly - MCH
Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip
Pearls and lace from Stash

If you pop over to the Joanna Sheen Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of this week's design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - flower power
Creatalicious Challenges -For the girls
Crafty Catz 3,2,1 (3 papers, 2 flowers and 1 butterfly)
Send a Smile for Kids - Pastel colours for kids
Songbird Challenges - Bloom and Grow
Clear it Out  - anything goes with 2+ patterned papers
Polka Doodles - Spring Colours / Pastels
The Ribbon Girl - colour challenge, lilac and lavender


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate your support and love the read any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Bye for now
Hugs

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Thank you - Lili's Little Fairies Challenge

Good Morning my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are having a good week.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at
Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and the theme this week is

Thank you!

for this challenge we are sponsored by

I decided to set myself a challenge and try to make a card without any embellishments or die cuts!!
  I picked out some really colourful papers to make a bright and cheerful card. I just couldn't resist adding a tiny butterfly to the sentiment though!



Items Used
Stamp - LOTV Teddy Bouquet coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Wild Rose Studio Annabelle's Meadow
Sentiment Stamp - Craftword cards
Small butterfly punch (no makers name on it!)

If you pop over to the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge  you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of Team A and see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenge:

Ready Teady Go - Spring has Sprung
Card Mania - Flowers
Cupcake Craft - - Lots of Layers
Without Words - Brings Forth May Flowers ( not sure if this okay as I have lots of layers and added a butterfly, please feel free to delete my entry if necessary!)
Perfect Sentiments- Spring Thank you
I ♥ Promarkers - Simply Does It!
Crafting for all Seasons - Think Pink
Oldie But Goodie - Inspired by a Song - just wanna be your teddy bear by Elvis( recommended by Laurie!!) old papers and very old stamp!!



Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs 





Monday, 13 May 2013

Sweet Elin - GDT card for My Crafty Heart

Good Morning my wonderful crafty friends.

I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was fabulous, despite the weather, it just goes too fast that's all!

Anyway, hopefully there is a touch of sunshine for you here with my latest card using some gorgeous goodies from 

I wanted to make a Thank You card for a special friend who helped me out recently. She likes cute, girly cards so I chose Nellie Snellen Sweet Elin's Flower .
I used some gorgeous papers from Melissa Frances, I love this pad as there is such a great choice of colours and patterns to mix together. 
As you see I have used my Memory Box Cosmo border again, Can you tell I love this die!! 




Items Used 
Stamp - Nellie Snellen Sweet Elin's Flower - MCH coloured with Promarkers

Sentiment - LOTV sentiment to fit scroll


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
I ♥ Promarkers - Thank you 
One Stop Craft -  Add Some Glitter
Brown Sugar - Angels & Fairies
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Spots or Stripes

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs






Saturday, 11 May 2013

Things with Wings at A Gem of A Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.

I hope you are having a good weekend. The weather is not so good but we won't let that spoil our fun!

Today is the start of a new A Gem of a Challenge

This week the theme chosen by me is....

Things with Wings

This can be as part of the image of as embellishments


The prize for the winner will be.....
2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....



I have coloured  Pink Gem's cute Fairy Teddy and added plenty of sparkle to her wings and wand.
Yet again, I spent ages trying to choose some patterned paper and in the end just went with some embossing with added gems.



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Fairy Teddy coloured with Promarkers
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Embossing folder - Crafts Too Stars
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Galmour Dust
Button, ribbon and silver thread from stash

If you pop over to A Gem of a Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of this week's design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Deep Ocean -  Let's Sparkles
Perfect Sentiments - Dry Embossing
Simon Says Stamp Things with wings
Creative Corner Challenges - Things with wings
abc challenge - Make it sparkle
Lisa B designs - Wings and Things
Crafty Ribbons - No designer paper
Sarah Hurley - shades of blue

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog again today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to may
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend
bye for now
hugs



Friday, 10 May 2013

Button it at the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge!

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
 I know a few of  my blogging buddies are not so good at the moment for one reason or another so I would like to send you all comforting hugs.

Today is the start of a new Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
This time our theme is 

Button it!

Our sponsors for this challenge are

and also Scrappiness designs who have lots of fab digital paper kits at their store here.


I made this card for my Nephew using a cute Bugaboo image and some very old papers. I was inspired by the fabulous sketch over at Seize the Birthday. As my papers are very colourful I have gone for minimal embellishments.



Items used
Digi stamp - Turtle-birthday coloured with Promarkers
Papers - DCWV Stack 6
Spellbinders large circle and large scalloped circle
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
buttons from stash


If you take a look on the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team and see who were the lucky winners of the last challenge


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:


Seize the Birthday - challenge #16 - FAB sketch
Clear it Out - Anything goes with 2 or more patterned papers 
Whimsy Inspires -  Anything Goes
Bugaboo Challenge - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge - Stash it! ( very old papers and buttons)

Thank you once again for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really am so grateful to you and love to read any comments you may wish to make
Take care
bye for now
hugs to you all





Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Little Friends - My Crafty Heart GDT card

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends

I hope you are all having a good week so far.

 Today I am here to show you a card that I made with some gorgeous goodies from

I have used a digi stamp that I was very lucky to win from Elisabeth Bell's blog hop. My Craft Heart stocks some other gorgeous Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps that you can see here

I felt like making a colourful card again so I have used the gorgeous Prima Believe papers.
The flowers on the Memory Box Hollyhock Stem and the wings on the beautiful dragonfly have been coloured with Promarkers. The pearl dots on the Dragonfly's body have been made with the wonderful Viva Pearl Pen - I love this because you can make the pearls into any size you need.



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Elisabeth Bell Little Friends coloured with Promarkers
Papers -  Prima Believe - MCH
Memory Box - Vintage Birdcage 
Memory Box - Hollyhock Stem - MCH
Memory Box - Meadow Butterfly - MCH
Viva Decor Pearl Pen Ice White - MCH
Resin flower 


Sentiment - lotv - vintage labels occasions
Vintage Florals Corner stamp - lotv


Over at  My Crafty Heart there are lots of new goodies including some of the new Summer MB dies and some gorgeous Impression Obsession dies.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Elisabeth Bells World - April showers bring May Flowers.
Jellypark - Girly
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes - optional to use 2 stamps

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog again today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
bye for now
hugs







Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Passion for Promakers Challenge - Happy Birthday

Good Morning my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are all well and that you had a good weekend. We were very lucky with the weather, makes a nice change for a bank holiday.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge
This week our theme chosen by the lovely Pinky is 
Happy Birthday  

Please remember you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.

For this challenge we are sponsored by
Prize for the lucky winner is a £10 voucher to spend online.


So what better reason for me to use one of my newest stamps from LOTV which I bought recently with a gift voucher that I was very lucky to win from the wonderful Vicky.







Items Used
Stamp - LOTV It Takes Two coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - First Edition Sweet Owl
Embossing folder - Papermania Happy Birthday
Spellbinders labels one and scalloped labels one
Sentiment - LOTV Senitment Tags
Memory Box Party Lanterns availble at MCH
Wooden button from stash



I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Inky Impressions - Spots and or Stripes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - lots of  Pink
I ♥ Promarkers - Put a button on it!


Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs





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