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Friday, 26 August 2016

Joy of Christmas - Crafty Sentiments - White and 1 other colour/A little bird told me - Winter Wonderland DT

Good afternoon. I'm back with my second card. this one for the Winter Wonderland challenge,
Where our theme of 'White with one other colour/or Alittle bird told me has been chosen by Louise

I have used an image from Crafty Sentiments, Joy of Christmas with the 'A Little bird told me' part of the challenge.

And here is my snowman, with 'a few Christmas dies' to create a scene. The dies I have used are,
Holly branches from Sue Wilson,
Penguins from Joanna Sheen
The large trees are from Noor and the smaller ones are Diesire
The sentiment and stitched layers are Memory Box,
and lastly the snowflakes are the waste from a Martha Stewart punch. 

A close up of the main image. If you include the penguins he has 5 birds 'telling' him things. I wonder if penguins eat little birds, that penguin looks as if he has that Robin on his lunchtime menu :) You can also see on this one that he is standing on some 'snowtex'.

A view of the inside where I have used some magazine freebies.

and finally a side view which shows up the layers.

We have 2 fabulous sponsors this week, Crafty Sentiments who are offering 3 digi's of your choice at the online store.

And The Craft Barn who have a£10 gift for you to spend on line

The other snowflake ladies have made some totally fabulous cards for your inspiration this week, and you can find them here

Thanks for taking the time to look

Blue Sea - Ching-Chou Kuik - Fussy and FancyDT.

Good morning and welcome to my first post of the day.  I am hosting the challenge at Fussy and fancy this week and have chosen the theme of 'Let's Fly Away'.  This is a really easy theme as it can be flying off to holiday destinations, or things with wings (Fairies, Butterfly's etc).

So today I have used Blue Sea Illusion by Ching-Chou Kuik. I loved colouring this one up, and I'm really pleased with how her blue hair turned out.

She is cut using Tonic rectangles, and my layeringnuses coordination card and Hunkydory satin card.  I embossed using a CC butterfly folder.  The spray of butterflies is from Joanna Sheen and the ribbon and gems are from my stash.

A close up shows I added glitter to the butterflies, and glossy accents to her eyes and the 'jewel', and finally some nuvo drops to the flowers in her hair.

She is coloured with Letraset markers and a little Prismacolour pencils to add more definition.

The inside does reflect the front

We are being sponsored this week by Noor Design who are offering the lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their store.

The other ladies on the DT as usual have made some unbelievable projects for your inspiration this week, I hope you will check them out here.

Thanks for taking the timed to look, I am really looking forward to seeing hoe you interpret this challenge

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Make it Digital - Bella Dragon Rider - Faery Ink

Good morning, it's time for another challenge at Passion for Promarkers where Marie has chosen the theme of 'Make it Digital'.
I have a fun card for you today that could almost be called CAS. I have used the fabulous image 'Bella Dragon Rider' from Faery Ink, and I'm not sure if I bought it or if it was the weekly freebie, in any case I think she was a delight to colour up. 

She is fussy cut and I made the background using the swirl feature on the My Craft Studio digital programme, layered onto coordination card and Lilac mirror board. The sentiment is from Presscut.

A closer view with the background removed. She is coloured with Triamarkers, Flexmarkers and Promarkers. I  used copious amounts of Nuvo glitter.

More of a side view to try to show the glitter.

The inside where I used a Penny Black sentiment and I think the butterfly was a magazine freebie.

We have a wonderful sponsor this week, Di's Digital Stamps who are offering the winner a $12 voucher to spend in store.

So now it's up to you. Please remember you must use Letraset products (Promarkers, flexmarkers, triamarkers, Aqua markers or metalic markers  to enter, and follow the theme and state what markers you have used.

The other ladies on the DT have made some fabulous cards for you inspration ths week, and they can be found here

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Little Polly - Dear Friend

Good afternoon, I'm here today with a second make of the cutest digi, 'Little Polly - Dear Friend' for the new challenge at Crafty Sentiments, chosen by Anet who's theme this week is 'Back to School'. With summer holidays ending and children the world over returning it's the perfect time for this type of card.

She is cut using TL square dies and mounted onto a background from the Paper Shelter. The sentiments are computer generated, and the round one cut using punches. Her background was made using masks,the clouds are masks cutusing MB clouds. The spring flower border is also from MB.
She is coloured using Letraset pens, and the paperclip is also from my stash.

Again the sentiment is computer generated.

As usual the winner will receive 3 digi's from the on line shop.

We also have a special sale going on now, featuring new release stamps, but you have to be quick to get the bargains

So that's it for me, thanks for taking the time to look, and don't forget to check out the fabulous creations from the DT.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Martini Girl Pin up - Sassy Cheryl - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good morning, and yes it is Wednesday, but PFP challenge starts on Tuesdays, but not in the case of someone as wooly headed as me.  I won't take you through the trials and tribulations of trying mto remove glue that had oozed out onto the gold mirror card. I have managed to removen this in then past with rubbing alcohol,but have now discovered that it doesn't work on all mirror card so I have to be more frugal with the glue, and more precise with my gluing
So to get back to this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers where Lisa has chosen the theme of 'Hip to be Square', a really easy one. I have used an image from Sassy Studio Designs, Martini Pin Up Girl.

I made up the layers using SB Grand squares and rectangles. The sentiment is from Tonic, and I have  realised in the photo it looks as if the layer between the gold and green is brown, it's actually olive green.  The glasses have been coated in glossy accents and the olives in varnish glue.

A view of the inside where it does show the olive green.  I have added a couple of layers from Grand labels 1 and Grand Decorative labels one.  I coloured the image with Tria Markers, Flexmarkers and Promarkers. I don't know if Windsor and Newton have any plans to bring out refils as quite a few of mine are really getting very dry, (but it is 3 years at least since I bought them)

Our Sponsor this week is Letraset who are offering the winner a set of 6 brush markers


Don't forget you have to use Letraset products to coulour your image, ann follow the theme.

The other ladies on the team have made some beautiful cards for your inspiration this week, and you can find them here.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Josh - Let's go flying - Crafty Sentiments Designs - CSD DT

Good morning, and welcome to a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments.  Suzette has worked her magic again to produce this fabulous image, and wowwwwwwwww it's a boy's card, and that's something we are always looking for. So today I have used 'Josh - Let's go flying', and what a cutie he is.

It's amazing that this card is here today.  One tip I would give to all crafters is make backup disks. I used Paint Shop Pro as my graphics programme and yesterday I had major problems.  I found I was unable to crop images, and as I have a disc I deleted and reinstalled the programme, or at least tried to. It kept telling me that my library was unavailable.  So I dug around and found an old disc and this still wouldn't work.  I thought I was going to have to buy a new one. I had another look through my old programme discs and found another one. yeaaaaaaaaaa this one worked. So 4 hours after sitting down to write this I could actually sort out the photo's I had taken. I didn't get this post written until this morning as I went to bed with a thumping headache.  One thing I am going to do is copy this disc before using it again :)

So here is Josh, let's go flying.

Thank goodness for Nitwit's images as I used the 'up and away' files, for the cloud background and the sentiments. My favourite layering card, holographic mirror board  and a little piece of coordination's card.

A close up to show the image coloured with Letrasett markers.

A view of thenside where I have used a cloud to write  a personal message.  The sentiment is computer generated.

And finally a side view.

Our theme this week is Anything goes so a chance to win this fabulous prize

The team at Crafty sentiments have made some great inspirational cards for this challenge, and you can find them here

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 29 July 2016

Whimsical Winter - Hannah Lynn - Crafts and me - Winter Wonderland DT - August Extravaganza

Hi I'm back with my seconed post of  the day, and this time it's for Winter Wonderland, where the theme chosen by Marlene is

Show us your Gold/Silver and or Use an embossed background
A theme that gives you so much scope you might even make two.
 Please remember Christmas projects only.  This is our last challenge until  26th August so it gives  you plenty of time to decide what you want to do.  We are restricting the number of submissions to 3 per person. 

I have used an image by Hannah Lynn 'Whimsical Winter' from Crafts and me  which can be found in the online store here

She is cut with TL rectangles and scalloped rectangle. I added Flowersoft and Glamour Dust to her collar and cuffs.
The icicle boarder is from Crafter's Companion and the sentiment, sentiment and frames are all cut from some holographic mirror card.The ribbon and dazzler are from my stash.

 A close up view

I think this one shows the shine a little better

and finally a view of the inside where I created the sentiment using my hot foil machine, and a Memory box boarder/

We have three fabulous sponsors this week so 3 random prizes waiting to be claimed.

are offering a £8 voucher to use in store

 are giving a $12 voucher to use in store

 are giving a £10 Voucher to use in store

This is called a megga challenge as you have until Thursday 25th ASugust to enter the callenge and you will be notified of who has won on Monday 29th

We have both teams taking part in this challenge, and they will be enjoying the break.
You can see the fabulous cards they  have made for your inspiration

So for those of yo heading off to new places to visit or heading back to favourites  have a great time, but don't forget to check out who has won last weeks challenge,  We also have a couple of prizes that haven't been claimed and we will be announcing those winners too.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Penelope Poppy - Conie Fong - Fussy and Fancy Friday DT

Good morning and welcome to a new Challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday blog.  
The great theme chosen by Diane this week is 'A walk in the garden' so a million choices of what to do for this one. 

I had to make a card for a friends daughter who is celebrating her 5th Birthday, and loves helping out in the garden. I will be adding a '5' to the front of the card and adding the verse to the inside.  I chose another Conie Fong image, 'Penelope Poppy' for the main image of the card.

I started by creating the background with Craft Artist, and added a sky line, path. flowers and garden gate, the I cut multi-colour butterflies, then really went back in time to add the different
colours of  flowersoft to the different types of flowers.  I haven't used these for years, apart from the white when highlighting snow.  I also added some Nuvo drops the the butterflies and red glitter to the centre of the poppies. The sentiment is from memory box.

A close up of the image which I fussy cut and coloured with Letraset markers.
The inside of the card is a picture of the house and grounds which is the same as the front of the card but has a personal message.

We have a prize of a Noor Design gift voucher
for the Lucky winner this week

The other ladies on the Fussy and Fancy team have some truly amazing cards for your inspiration  this week, as always, and you can find them here

~Thanks for taking the time to look

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Angel of Christmas stars - Conie Fong - PFP DT

Good evening, finally here to show my latest card for Passion for Promarkers where the theme chosen for this week by Hazel is Christmas in July. If you havent started your Christmas cards yet perhaps this will persuade you to get started as there are only 151 days to go :).
I have used a fabulous image from Conie Fong 'Angel of Christmas stars'  which can be found  here ............

She is cut using Tonic's Art Nouveau Oval dies. I used holographic silver mirror card, and the darkest die cut uses really ,dark green mirror card. The ribbon and dazzler are from my stash
the holly sprigs and berry ones on the inside are cut using Sue Wilson dies all of the berries are made using nuvo liquid pearls.

A close up, sorry it looks as if I have beached this one, but I was trying to get the glitter to show.  She is coloured with Tria Markers, Flex Markers and Promarkers. I then added silver nuvo glitter to her wings, gold to the poinsettias  and then used glossy accents to the snow globe

 A side view.  I love the way the holographic card gives this  the look of a stained glass window.

and finally the inside                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We are being sponsored this week by 

Who are offering a $12 voucher to spend in store

I hope you will take the time to checkout the amazing cards the other ladies have made, and hope that you can take time to  view them