Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Passion for Promarkers challenge- New Beginnings

Good Morning !!!
 Its Terrific Tuesday again!!1 .. that means another challenge over at Passion for Promarkers..... 
This one is kinda special as its set by me..and its my first time setting the challenge  and I have chosen the theme " new Beginnings" ..

Here is my card...

 the image is Fizzy Moon.. he was too cute to resist...!! the papers are Me to You... I love these papers... I have a new Martha Stewart punch for the lacy  heart.. its was reduced to clear at Hobbycraft... the other heart is a Sissix..

 please pop over and check out the rest of the PfP dt girls' creations.... they are pretty awesome ! We are being sponsored by the digi Stamp Boutique this week.... ! 
I would like to enter this in..
1.Dream Valley challenges- animals ( 2nd entry)
2.Hybrid chic card caravan challenge- Punches/dies
3.allsorts challenge- one or more hearts
4.Sweet Stamping - animals
5.Lily Pad- Patterned paper
6.Dutch dare challenge- buttons galore (2nd entry)

Thanks for joining me today.. hopefully I will see you over at PfP with your entry... til then .. big hugs xxx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge - Make it square

Good evening all... 
just a quick post as I still have my ironing to finish before work tomorrow....  I just wanted to share my card for the Sundays with Santa FB group I am in... I am already a week behind, but hopefully you will all see why...
 The theme is Santa this week ...

 the papers are Basic Grey " jovial"..i have used up my scraps... the image .. coloured with my markers is "Half Moon Santa" from Sassy Cheryl... the north pole stamp is  Magnolia... I just added oodles of glitter to the fur on his hat... quick and easy card this one .. and the image is easy to colour too..x

I would like to enter in..
1.Robyn's Fetish.- make it sparkle
2.Pan pastel uk challenge-  glitter & glitz
3.Basic Grey - favourite things - (Glitter)
4.Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge- make it square  
5.Papertake weekly challenge- Highlight it ( glitter)
6. Dare to be Sassy - Christmas... 

 thanks for popping by... Must dash.. ironing awaits ...oh joy !!
Hugs xxx

Friday, 27 January 2012

die cutting divas challenge- Buttons, bows & bling.

Hiya !! Happy Friday !!!

 I just wanted to share another card with you using another SC digi... yes, I know ..its getting a bit of an addiction... they are sooo delish!!!
so Out with the spectrums, and on with the colouring.. !
here's my card ...

 the image is called Priscilla pie ... she is coloured with spectrums once again... the papers are Echo Park "Yours Truly" . flowers and buttons from stash.. Heart die cut from Sissix.... the sentiment is computer generated.. as you can see its for my sister,... Its her birthday today.. so I hope she likes this....

 i have added a little stardust pen , and white gel pen to highlight... the trellis punch is MS.then just a few gems to finish....

there are a number of challenges I would like to enter with this card... 
So here goes...
1.die cutting diva's - Buttons, bows& bling..
2.MAWTT- Blooming marvellous
3.Deep ocean challenge- Sparkle
4.Crafty boots- Song title ( all dressed up & nowhere to go)
5. Simon says stamp and show- song title -as above
6. Creative inspirations paint- pink
7. Carisma Cardz challenge- Pretty in pink
8.Dutch dare challenge- Buttons galore
Hopefully i should be back with my next whimsy & stars dt card ....
thanks for popping over today.. I really appreciate your company..
 hugs xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The squirrel & the Fox challenge- Critters

Evening all ! 
 How's your week going...?
 just a quick card to share, as I have finally sat down to colour in some of my new Strawberry kisses images , with my Speccies... love this cute twosome... and it nicely fits in one or two challenges...

...I have used some nice springlike colours with my MME "quite contrary" summer papers...some flowers and seam binding.. and a scrap of lace tied to a button... The die cut leaves are Spellbinders...

. I love that welly.. wish i had a pair like that...
 I would like to enter my card in the following...
1.The Squirrel & the fox- Critters
2.Dream Valley Challenges - Animals
3.Pile it on - Add lace 
4colour Create - pink & green
5.DYSU- patterned papers
6.Paper carfting journey- floral
7. Ladybug crafts - bows    
8. Stamping with the dragon - Anything goes

 well... linking up should keep me busy! 
Pop back soon won't you .. I have something lush to share...
 Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Passion for Promarkers challenge- Recycle something

Hello again... its me...!!! 
 I hope Mr blogger behaves and posts this for me  whilst I'm at work..
Its Tuesday , so that means .Passion for Promarkers challenge.. this week the theme is "recycle something"
I have used cardboard from a parcel , and I have used Kraft filing dividers for my matting and layering, and Jute twine.......

 the stamp, by simply Sassy... yep!by  my fave Krista Smiths fair hand... is my favourite No:1 Fan from Sugar Nellie , he is coloured with my trusty Promarkers...the papers are the new Portabello Rd from Papermania . the stamp is from Whimsy stamps..I bought it from Quixotic Paperie . the sketch is from the Sugarbowl .... just a few buttons to finish and viola!

I do love this little fella.. and the papers gave the card a postal feel , if you know what I mean.... 
I would like to enter in the following..... 
1.The Sugarbowl- Erika's sketch
2.lets ink it up- Anything goes
3.the Crafty Pad- for the boys 
4.My Sheri Crafts- New (Papers & stamp)   
5.Crafty Anne's - New (papers & stamp)
6. sentimental Sundays- die cuts (oval nestie)
7. craft your days away- Distressing
8. Saturated Canary - Die cuts & punches

thanks for stopping by... please pop over to the Passion for Promarkers challenge and check out the rest of the dt's creations. the prize up for grabs is a Joanna Sheen £10 gift voucher...!!!
Awesome or what!?!? 
I will be back soon with my next card... a Little Strawberry kisses maybe....:-)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Chrimbo Crackers challenge- for a child

Hello all...
 its a lovely sleepy Sunday.. the weather looks a little better... Hubby have been out for a stroll..  boy, its windy.
I quickly wanted to share a card which I created for my FB group, Sundays with Santa... Spurring me on to make Xmas cards all year long. the them is "trees". 
 I have used Tree guy which i won from Karen's doodles as a challenge prize..
 its a simple card ... the image is just so jolly!

 the papers are a freebie that i got from a magazine  ages ago.. . he is coloured with Promarkers... 
 A Cats life press stamp for the sentiment and a couple of buttons to finish.... 

I would like to enter this in...
1.Chrimbo Crackers- For a child
2.ABc Christmas - Anything goes
3.Card makin mama's - something old(papers)
4.Cupcake challenge- anything goes 

thanks for popping by... I will be back later with another card...
Hugs xx

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Hotshot crafts challenge- flowers

Hello you lot...!
Hope you having a fab weekend.. I am chilling after working this morning... I have not worked a Saturday in years.. its a bit of a shock to the system... :-0
 So I have been doing a spot of colouring with my new Simply Sassy stamps and Saturated Canary  digi's , both from the same amazing artist Krista Smith .... the Sassys you can buy from Funkykits... the home of Sugar Nellies ... I have been brushing up my skills with my new Spectrums...
So, my card.... 

 the image is "Bad hare day" ... coloured with my spectrums, the papers are Echo Park "Yours Truly ", the flowers from stash and the brad from

I hope you like her... I would like to enter in the following...
1. Hotshot crafts- Flowers
2.Crafty Purple Frog- Anything goes
3.Cooking it up with Katie- Pink, pearl, flowers
4.Mum's craft shop- Fav colour combo
5.My time to craft- fav embellishment

thanks for stopping by... I always love reading your kind comments.. so thank you in advance.. i will be back soon with my next SC image no doubt.. I think I am addicted!
Hugs xx

Friday, 20 January 2012

Saturated Canary GDT Call....

Hi guys... finally we are @ the end of the week... I am working this evening.. so a leisurely morning....
 I have been procrastinating long and hard about trying for the SC gdt call... I LOVE Krista's images.. they affair started long ago when i first stumbled on Simply Sassy stamps.. and the rest they say is history.....So, even after looking at all the awesome entries I'm gonna give it a whirl... eeeep ! 
Heres my card....

... I have used "Hand me downs" , coloured with my new shiny spectrums...:-).. the papers are MME lost & found... " sunshine", these are my most recent purchase....
Boy, I do love their papers... they just work so well.. I love to sit and stroke them before i use them! 
The ticket is a freebie .. i got a whole set..but I cant remember where from..sorry....
I have added a little muslin cloth... and the flowers are cut from the papers and felt from lovely Emma's store ...Sew Sweet . i won the felt... well I won a voucher and i bought felt 7 ribbons. The pearls are also a prize .. from .
 isn't she just dreamy... I have added glamour dust to the centre of the flowers and a pearl or gem to finish..
 i hope you like her...

 I would also like to enter her in the following challenges...
1.delightful challenges - distressed/ vintage
2.crop Stop- Distressed /vintage or shabby chic
3.gingersnap- Favourite papers
4.fresh Brewed- Something new (2nd entry)
5.Papertake weekly- buttons, bows, bling & blooms  
6.Sassy Cheryl's - Bright & cheery
7.MIM w/the Kraftjournal- Stamp it pretty  
 8.Pollycarft- Bingo ( flowers, punches,pearls)

phew.. better get on with linking my card...
Thanks for popping by...
 hugs xxx

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Sugar Nellie Facebook challenge- "Blue, green & white"

hi guys... happpy Wednesday ! half way thro the week already ...(grin)... the new job is going fine... hopefully over the next few weeks life should settle down for me...I feel like i have been juggling lots of plates... you know like those ads on telly.... 
Anyway , sadly today I have had to step down from my Dt position with Polkadoodles... i have been with Nikky absolutely ages...
i will miss my teamies... {sigh} 
 so, today i wanted to share my card for the sugarnellie Facebook group challenge .. i love these challenges .. I LOVE Sugar Nellie stamps... 
 i was lucky enough to win  over at the Sugarbowl for the last challenge.. and the prize was a choice of 4 stamps... the stamp I have used today is my fav boy stamp eveeerrrrrr! "No 1 Fan "

 the papers are from MME lost & found "Breeze", the image is coloured with Promarkers.... 

I pinched the sketch from the magnolia challenge blog...obv I cant use it there as its not a magnolia image... but i can use for...
1 I love Promarkers - anything goes
2.Fresh brewed monthly challenge- Something new (Stamp)
3.Crafty sentiments - anything goes
4.StampsRus- Just Kidding
5. crafty cardmakers- No floral embellishments
 thanks for stopping by... will be back soon with more sugar ! 
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Passion for Promarkers challenge-Humour

Hi guys... Tuesday already.?!?!/
 Time once again for another Passion for Promarkers challenge...
 This week the theme is "humour"....
 This one made me scratch my head a little.. I went in the end for my Murray & Ethel stamps... haven't used those in ages.... 

 the papers are MME "Sunshine". I have matted these onto chocolate cardstock, for that extra pop! the sentiment is from the same set, and the image is coloured with Promarkers .

.. just a few buttons to finish and viola!
Please pop over and check out what the rest of the lovely Pfp ladies have created, and why not give the challenge a go.... theres always a fab prize up for grabs.... this week we are sponsored by Pink Gem designs, and the prize is 4 digi's of your choice.
i would also like to enter this in...
1.Squiggle fly- Buttons
2.creative inspirations paint- birthdays
3.Stampin for the weekend- Out with the old.
 thanks for popping by...
 I will be back real soon...

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hello  all.. hope you have had a fab weekend...?
 we have had our little granddaughter here... she is a mini whirl wind... hubby and I need to take a power nap methinks...LOL!

I wanted to share my next Whimsy and Stars Studio dt card....
for a change I have made a cirlcle card.....
 I have used the cute Valentine bear.... and Bo Bunny papers "Crazy love " 

... the image is coloured with promarkers, and the papers are matted onto Kraft and chocolate cardstock. The lace is from WOC . the heart is chipboard also Bo Bunny to match the papers....

 I would like to enter my card in...
1.The Squirrel & the fox- Critters
2.Designed to delight- Heart
3.Drunken stampers- Love
4.Pixie dust studio- Put your heart into it
5.alphabet challenge- Y for you can choose...
6.My time to craft - Hugs & kisses

 thanks for popping say bye for now.. busy day ahead.. need to catch up on my sleep !!!! 

back soon with my PfP dt card !
 Hugs xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Polka doodles challenge team b - viintage or retro

Hello and happy Friday !
Seems ages since I took part in a Polkadoodles challenge. I have been so busy with my new job , training and then the setting up. Hopefully next week , Monday to be exact , when the new store opens, things should take a normal pattern.
So without too much waffle , onto my card. 
This week the challenge is set by the lovey Fliss. Where the theme is vintage or retro.
I have used the "Pretty Tuff"cd ,I love the papers , and the particular image I have used is so much like an old photo type image.

I have used promarkers to colour the image .I have distressed and inked the layers, then layered then onto brown card.. a few buttons to finish.. really easy...

I would like to enter this in
1.anything goes challenge - anything goes
2House of Gilli - anything goes
3truly madly crafty -anything goes
4Gingerloft - anything goes
5. Moving along with the times - spots & stripes
6. CES challenges- anything goes
What not pop over to the Polkadoodles blog and check out the rest of the teamies creations... There is always a fab prize up for grabs, and this week is no exception.
 I will be back tomorrow with another Whimsy & stars dt card..
 Hugs xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Passion for Promarkers challenge- Inspired by a song...

Hi guys... 
 bet you have wondering where I got to?
Huh!?!? I have had no internet all day... Grrr!!!
 I thought i would get up early and finish my post for this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge ... No way ... Mr Tiscali had flicked the switch! ( To add insult to injury we got a new iPad , which arrived yesterday, and I couldn't get on the net today ..argghhhh!!!)
So, Apologies.. I'm late...
 Onto my card..
 The theme this week is "inspired by a song " , and I have created a card for a guy.. 
using the song " I love rock & Roll "
the image is Kenny K "buggin Drummer" , coloured with Promarkers.

the papers are MME "Breeze", the sentiment is a freebie.. forgive I cant remember where from... a little corrugated card, and buttons to finish. 

 please pop over to the challenge blog, and give it a go... there are lots of fab creations from the Pfp teamies... and a great prize from Letraset... a Promarker stamping kit !!!
I would like to enter this in.. for men- Recycling (cardboard)
2.smudgy antics - recycle (cardboard)
3.Catered Crop- Buttons
4. Sweet Stampin- Spot & dots
thanks for popping by... once again.. sorry its late.... 
I will be back, Internet permitting...
Hugs xxx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

dream valley challenges- Anything goes

Hello all... Happy weekend... Yes, I know its Sunday evening... I have had a busy few days.. and I have managed to get on the pc before hubby this evening...Lol.. so a quick post from me...
this card is from my Facebook group "Sundays with Santa" .. you know I said I wanted to keep making them thro the year... I hope these ladies will keep me encouraged to do just that... This is slightly late , I posted my next challenge card today... but I wanted to share , as this is the first time I have inked this particular Humphrey.....

It was a freebie with a craft mag... I have coloured it with my Promarkers... the papers are Basic grey "Jovial" which i found after swapping into a bigger bedroom, and sorting my stash.. after Christmas ..doh !!! 

 he took a while , as its very detailed .. but i will have to colour some more .... They do colour up well :-) 
so, i would like to enter this in ...
1.  Dream valley challenge - Anything goes 
2.Fashionable stamping challenge- Anything goes w/new stash    (Humphrey)   
3.Paper sundaes - saturated colours 
4. Basic Grey challenge- something new (Humphrey)
5.S,S &D Challenge- winter something  
6. Jellypark challenge- old (paper) & new (stamp)

thanks for popping by... off to finish the ironing.. and get ready for another working week.
Back real soon.. hugs xx


Friday, 6 January 2012

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hello everyone...
 Its Friday thank goodness... and boy is it cold!!! Brrrrr! 
So no card from me today for the Polkadoodles challenge as we are now in 2 teams.. 
I'm in team b , and my card will be there next week !! But get yourself over there and check out the fab designs... theres a sketch and a theme to follow this week...
today I have a card for my Whimsy & Stars Studio Dt .. there are some cute new Valentine digis , and they are such a joy to work with....

the papers are Bo bunny "Crush"the image coloured with my markers is "Angel Heart".the bingo card is from the Cutting Cafe.. It was a prize I won on one of the challenges I entered...  so thats new.:-)    the little hearts are from stash.

.. just too cute, doncha think...?
I am entering into the following challenges....
1.Delightful sketches - Add a heart
2.Little Miss Muffet challenges- Something new( image, bingo card)
3.Digi stamps for joy- Something old (papers) something new(image& bingo card)
4.Flutterby Wednesdays- Angel ,butterfly of fairy
5. Crafty Sentiments - Love & romance

... thanks for stopping by... I will be back tomorrow with something from Humphrey's corner..
 Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Passion for Promarkers challenge- Thank you

hello you guys..
 well.. we finally made it through all the festivities.. and made resolutions for the new year... think I need to lose a few extra pounds.. so back on the weight watchers for now, and a new determination for the!
 This is my first pukka challenge over at The Passion for Promarkers Challenge  with my new team mates ... and this weeks challenge is "Thank You " .The prize up for grabs is a Promarker stamping kit!!!

....the papers are First Edition..Bird song
 the image is from Pollycraft- Flower girl , as it the sentiment
coloured of course with my Promarkers, and buttons from stash...

So , I hope you will pop over and check out the rest of the DT creations.. and give the challenge a go too..
 I would like to enter this card in...
1. Stamping for the weekend - Anything goes
2.the poodles parlour- Song title ( never promised you a rose garden )
3.Daring cardmakers- spots & stripes
4.Totally gorjuss- Happy
5.Sparkles Forum- Anything but a Christmas card
6.OSAAT - Use a digi
 thanks for joining me today.. i am back to work , and 2012 is proving to be an exciting time.. I will share more with you soon ! 
 Hugs xx

Monday, 2 January 2012

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card Valentine

Hello everyone...
 I was lucky enough to be asked to remain on the fabulous team here by the lovely Mabelle..
So, its a start of a new season of her adorable digi's.. the first few are so cute and turns our thoughts to Valentines Day... only a little while away...
this first one is called Valentine girl..
 I have used Bo Bunny papers "Crush"

 the image is coloured with Promarkers... the ribbon and pearl hearts from stash.

I  hope you like her...  you can get her and lots more cute images too over here... ther are so many adorable new images ahead.. I cant wait to show you the next one.. 
 This one I would like to enter in..
1.The Pink Elephant - anything goes
2.Incy wincy designs - Anything goes
3.Truly Madly Crafty- Anything goes 

 Thanks for popping by... I am back tomorrow with my Passion for Promarkers challenge card.
Hugs xx

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge - Maria Therese's sketch

Hello everyone...
                               Happy New Year to you !!! 
Hope you had a fab night welcoming the new year in.. and I hope it will be a happy, healthy & crafty one !!!!!

Here is my first card for 2012... and of course it had to be a sugary one ! 
 The sketch over at the Sugar Bowl is by the lovely Maria Therese ...

  isnt it fab..?
and there is an added option of.. no shop bought papers.. pretty scary right...?? but its only an option..
 as long as you follow the sketch .. use a Sugar Nellie stamp you could win  4 lovely stamps...!!
here's mine.. I pushed to boundaries and went without the bought papers...

the image is Pippi  longsocks.. from Sugar Nellie..stamped in Memento rich cocoa, coloured with my Promarkers...I have simply used my embossing folders to create my background papers...

.. lace and pearls from stash...pearl heart from my fabby friend Claire, thanks honey ! x
So , this is for...
1. the Sugar Bowl challenge - Sketch
2.Dutch dare card challenge - favourite things (fairies) 
3.Crafting for all seasons - Fairies
4.I love Promarkers - Anything goes
5.Hiding in my craft room- freestyle

thanks for popping by... 
I will be back soon with my next card... possibly Christmas... sigh ! but I am determined to keep making them all really helps when I have plenty ready in time for Christmas..
 Hugs xxx

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