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Friday, 21 October 2016

Oak Tree Girl - Wee stamps - Fussy and Fancy DT.

Hello again, I am back with my Fussy and Fancy head on, and using another Wee stamp. I have so many stamps and digi's that have never been used that I have set myself a challenge to use them all. So today I have used Oak Tree Girl who I think is perfect for an autumn colours. Our theme this week and hosted by Jo is 'Shades of Autumn'

She is cut using Tattered lace circles, and the leaves are from Spellbinders. I added Nuvo glitter to them, either high lighting the whole leaf or adding it to the veins. The ribbon, dazzler  and pearls are from my stash. The Sentiment is computer generated and gilded using my Minc machine.

A view of the inside. (It took me ages to work out how to add the song words in a circle)

The metal embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts

We are being sponsored this week by ~Wild Orchid Crafts.
They are offering the winner a £15 voucher to spend in store.

 It always amazes me that they have such a huge catalogue of stock. I started with an A4 box for the flowers and it has now grown to a 64 litre really useful one, but isn't it always the case that you never have the colour you need.

The other ladies on the Fussy and Fancy team have made totally fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here

Thanks for taking the time to look

Frosty/All wrapped up - Marianne designs - Bugaboo stamps - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning, and welcome to my first challenge for the day. At Winter Wonderland Marie is the hostess and she has chosen the themes of 'Frosty' (which can be cold colours ie blue silver and white, lots of sparkly snow, or even snowmen or polar bears) or the alternative theme of 'Well wrapped up'.

I have chosen 'Miss Frosty' from Wee stamps as my image. She is straight cut and layered up with co-ordinations card. The backing paper is from Nitwits. The holly is from Sue Wilson, and I love the fact that she does an image and a reversed image of all the leaves she has designed, I think I have all of them :)

The sentiment is from Britannia dies (I think). The ribbons, brad and pearls are from my stash. I also added Nuvo drops to the holly sprays, Glossy accents to the berries, and Button. Glamour dust to the bird house and fur trim and ice crystals to the snow.

A close up of the image. I just used Flex markers for the sky, and distress ink around the panels.

A view of the inside.

The left side trying to catch some of the glitter and shine.

We have two fabulous sponsors this week.

Marianne Designs are offering a surprise gift for the winner

And Bugaboo Stamps have 7 stamps of the winners choice ready and waiting to be collected.

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

Thanks for taking the time to look, and just a reminder that you must use a Christmas/Winter theme for your project. The challenge runs for 2 weeks, and you can enter up to 3 times.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Tractor Ted - Di's Digi Stamps - Passi8on for Promarkers DT

Good morning from a wet and windy Sunderland.  We have a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers, where I am the host, and I have chosen the theme of 'All things bright and Beautiful'. 
This doesn't mean that you have to base your card on harvest festivals,  what I would like to see is autumn colours, and the content is up to you.

I have used an image from one of our sponsors, 'Tractor Ted'. (he is available for $1 in the bargain basement  I'm not sure if he would appreciate the 'bling', but I like it.

I made a mask of Ted and the tractor to use when adding the background  which I made using an Ebrush. Unfortunatly they still haven't made an adaptor for Promarkers, so I admit I have bought the blue and green sets of spectrum noir markers. (This is the adaptor supplied with the Ebrush).
The backing paper is from Nitwits, and the other layers are co-ordinations card and rainbow mirror board. The sentiment is from LOTV and created using punches. Ribbon and gems from my stash. The butterflies and  flowers are from a ready made boarder from Papermania about 3/4 years ago :)

A close up of the image. The headlights have a coat of glossy accents. I have coloured him with Flexmarkers, Tria Markers, and Promarkers. 

We have 2 generous sponsors this week.  Firstly we have Di’s Digi Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
Di's Digital Stamps
Our second sponsor is Letraset who are offering one lucky winner a prize of a Winsor & Newton set of 12 Brushmarkers (Set 1) which includes a free blender pen. 
                                        884955042915 W&N Promarker lifestyle_0255R                 Letraset prize week 368

The other ladies at Passion for Promarkers have made some fantastic cards for your inspiration this week and you can find them here

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Emmi Loo 'A poppy for you' - Crafty Sentiments DT

Good morning, I'm here today with a card for this weeks Crafty Sentiments challenge where the theme this week is 'Anything goes', so plenty to choose from our on line shop.
I have used a really cute image 'Emmi Loo - A poppy for you'. I have to admit poppies are one of my favourite flowers.

She is cut using a SB lables 25 die with a faux nestie behind her. The papers are from Nitwits, and I cheated and layered them up on the pc so 3 'sheets' became one. The sentiment is from LOTV and the flowers are from WoC. Ribbon, card candy and gems from my stash.

She is coloured with Promarkers and I added a little  distress ink around her, and paper pieced her dress.

A view of the inside, this time layering 4 into one sheet with a computer generated sentiment.

The Prizes for this challenge are...

 3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image.

1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs Image.

 1 image for our crafty sentiments favourite

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

Another reminder about our new images

Thanks for taking the time to look

Friday, 7 October 2016

Candle Light - Wee Stamps - Winter Wonderland DT

Good morning. I have finally recovered from my holiday, at least I hope so. After thinking I had managed to avoid the D&V bug, it decided to hit me when I got home.  I never even looked at the pc for the first couple of days, and can't visit my friend, who is still in hospital, incase I pass something on to her.

So today I have a card for this fortnights challenge at Winter Wonderland, where Mary has set the theme of 'Let's get crafty/plaid it again sam.
I have used one of the latest images from Sylvia Zet. 'Candle light', and what a real cutie he is.

I haven't made a 'Kraft' for ages, and I must admit I cheated with this one.I stamped the kraft card and then added a white layer with the main image fussy cut. I added layers with black and rainbow mirror board. and the holly leaf paper and circular sentiment are from LOTV.
The Let it snow is computer generated and passed through a foiler using holographic film. I used copious amounts of Glamour dust and green glitter.
The ribbon and cardcandi are from my stash.

A close up of the image where I hope the glitter is showing a little better.

A view of the inside..

We have 2 fabulous and generous sponsors this week

giving a $12 voucher for their store.

and also
giving a choice of 3 digi's from their store.

 The DT have worked their magic again, and i hope you will check out their inspirational  here. and of course leave them a comment.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Lots of Layers/Wish upon a star - Live and Love Crafts - Michelle R Designs - Winter wonderland DT

Hello and welcome, I finally have a card to post for the latest challenge at Winter Wonderland, where Cindy has chosen the theme of 'Lots of Layers/Wish upon a Star'.
My apologies for posting so late. A very close friend has been admitted to hospital with major problems.  
I thought I would get this card made in time, but I was hospital visiting on Thursday, and again yesterday.  I cut all my layers and  was so tired that I went to bed and got up yesterday at 7.30am to glue and take photo's before the challenge went live.
When I looked at my die cuts I found that even using a daylight lamp they were all wrong, so had to start from scratch, and finally had it finished after 12.30pm, and added it to the blog before going,back to the hospital.

The rejects!!!!!! (and this isn't all of them mas I managed to recycle them into the card)

Tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. And this is the completed card.

I have managed to get 7 layers  using rainbow mirror board and a pastel lilac. The dies winter flurries Couture Collection. I added snowflakes that are 'waste' from a MS punch.
The sentiment is computer generated onto  a tag from the Michele R designs Winter Frost collection, as is the  the DP. 

 Michele R  has for sale, and there really are some beautiful collections at her shop. She is offering the winner a   €10.00  voucher


And the gorgeous Polar Bear images I am sure I bought from Live and love Crafts, but I couldn't find a link for them. 
 and by Live and Love Crafts who are giving the winner a £10 voucher to spend in store

A view of the inside.

The other ladies on the Snowflake team have really pushed nthe boat out with their fabulous cards this week, and they can be found here, 

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Beautiful butterflies - Crafters Companion - Passion for Promarkers DT

Good afternoon, another late post waiting for some sunshine to arrive... now wait for it I bet it appears when I have posted this :)
So today is the start of a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers, and Nic has chosen the theme of Beautiful Butterflies.  I remembered downloading the monthly freebie (for members) in April, and it took ages to finally find where I had saved it to.  The pages even have their name as 'beautiful butterflies'  so are perfect for this challenge.

This was a really easy card to make with no problems around choosing the right colours to use to colour the butterflies, but it took a while to get the right shades for the Co-ordinations layers.
I printed the butterflies in graduated sizes and coloured them up with flex and Promarkers. The ribbons and sparkler are from my stash

A close up of the butterflies. I added white AB pearls and tiny amounts of Nuvo glitter to the edge of the wings, and alternated the colours.

A view of the inside.

We are being sponsored this week by
2 cute ink logo

2 cute ink stamps who are offering one lucky winner a prize of 3 digi images of the winners choice.

So now it's up to you, everyone loves butterflies, and they must be the most go to image.

The other DT Ladies have made some 'beautiful Butterflies for you inspiration this week and you can find them here.
Dont forget you must follow the theme and use Letraset products (Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Triamarkers, Aquamarkers etc. to be elligible to enter the challenge

Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Lots of Layers - Crafty Sentiments DT

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments where I am the host this week.  I have chosen a really easy theme this week, well it is for people like me, (I don't do CAS).  I have used the fabulous image 'Stanley - Happy Days', an image that can be used for so many different occasions that he really deserves a place in your 'go to' images.

I have used him as a birthday card here, but it could be valentines, will you marry me, or congratulations for exam results etc.
I fussy cut him and straight cut the layers.There are actually 3 different coloured mirror board as well as papers printed from 'The wine buffs' cd (an ancient one).  I added a butterfly spray from JS, A freebie heart from TL and leaves from Sue Wilson. the sentiment  from Dynamics.  The flowers are from WOC and the ribbon and dazzler are from my stash.

A close up of the image where I hope you can see the Nuvo glitter added to the bottle and the fizz. He is coloured with Letraset markers.

A view of the inside where I have added a Memory box ,hearts, and Joanna sheen small heart sprays.

 A side view to try to show the shine and sparkle more.

As always our prize this week is

I hope you will take the time to see the amazing cards the team has made for your inspiration this week over on the CS blog.

Thanks for taking the time to look

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