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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Award from Lauren


Lauren sent me this award on Thursday and I've just got round to adding it to my blog, sorry it's late Lauren and thankyou!
xxx

Saturday, 28 August 2010

DCD Christmas Club #32 Elves

This weeks new challenge has just started over on DCD Christmas Club and the theme is 'Elves', now you can interpret this however you wish.

Here's my DT card.The DT were lucky enough to get this image from Roberta at Prarie Fairy who is also sponsoring us this week with a prize of 5 of her digital images of your choice. I coloured the image with ProMarkers, the sentiment is by Lynne at Sentiments 4 You and the papers are from Tracy Ann Digital Art.The snowflakes were cut with a punch and some glitter added to them.

Craft Mad & Loving It on Craftbubble

It's Laurens turn to host the challenge this week over on CMLI and she given us a lovely sketch to work with, with a twist of using stars.
Here's Laurens sketch.
And here's my DT card.The image is a digi image from Karens Doodles and I've coloured it with AquaMarkers.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Whiff of Joy #86 & DT Call

It's such a long time since I entered a challenge on Whiff of Joy, so thought I'd give it a go this week. The challenge this week is to follow a lovely sketch. I changed the image shape as I found this image too big for my circle dies, hope this is ok. They're also having a DT call as a couple of the DT girls have left.
Here's my card.
I love this image and have seen it coloured in lot's of different ways and it always looks lovely. I coloured the image with ProMarkers, but I did almost choose to use my Aqua Markers.......lol I made the flowers myself and sat them on glittered snowflakes instead of greenery. The snowflakes were cut with a Mariannes Creatable die. I even got my sewing machine out for this one..... lol. I can't remember for sure, but I think the papers are from Pink Petticoat.A closer look at the image.A closer look at the flowers.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Digi Doodle Shops Best #22 Distressing

The theme for this weeks challenge over on Digi Doodle Shops Best, is 'So Distressed' so we want to see some kind of distressing on your cards this week.
Here's my DT card.The image I used for this one is Santa Baby & Fawn, which you can buy and download HERE I love these images they're just so cute! The image is coloured with ProMarkers, the backing paper is from Pink Petticoat, the snowflakes we cut with a Mariannes Creatable die. I distressed the edges of the backing paper with the Tim Holtz distressing tool and I also added some distressing round the image using distress ink and cut n' dry foam.
Let's see you get distressed now.

Delightful Challenges - Cute & Girly

For this weeks challenge over on Delightful Challenges, the theme is Girly with Lace & Pearls. This weeks sponsor is Posh Pins & Charms and the prize is 3 packs of pins.
Here's my DT card.I used Penelope Pegasus for my card this week, you can buy Penelope HERE. I coloured her with ProMarkers and added some sparkle to her wings. I cut the frame with a die from Mariannes Creatables, used a MS border punch for the lace border, I made the pin myself. The backing paper if from Willow Designs.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers #29 - 'Charming'

Challenge #29 has just started over on I ♥ ProMarkers and this week we'd like to see a charm on your project.
This week we're being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop and the prize is a $10 gift certificate to spend in their online store, lots of lovely digi images to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice.... lol
Here's my DT card.The image I used is, of course from Digi Doodle Shop, and is called Santa Baby & Snow Fun, which you can buy and download from HERE. The image is coloured with ProMarkers with some glitter added. The snowflakes are cut from a die from Mariannes Collectables, the snowflake border is cut from a MS punch. I made the dangler with beads from my stash and added the snowflake charm at the bottom. I think the backing paper is from Pink Petticoat.

Monday, 23 August 2010

A new Award

I've just recieved this from one of the lovely DT girls over on I ♥ ProMarkers, Tine. Thank you Tine, it's a lonnnnnnnggggg time since I've received an award.

Here's the rules for this one.

1. Thank the person that gave it to you.
2. Post it with pride on your blog.
3. List 3 things you love about yourself.
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag 5 other people for the award.

1. Thank you Tine.
2. It's posted here and on my awards page.
3. I'm honest, loyal and like Tine, atistic
4. My daughter and son at my nephews wedding back in May this year, Kris looks surprised doesn't he..... lol.I'd like to send this award onto these lovely people.

Kathy
Kate
Lauren
Fiona
Lucy - Lucy is new to blogging and crafts with her Aunty Clare, her cards are lovely and I'm sure she'll love receiving this award.

xx

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Passion for ProMarkers & Lili of the Valley

I've combined both of these challenges again this week. On PfP their theme is 'Winter Blue' and on Lili of the Valley, there's a lovely sketch to follow by Bev.

Here's my cardI really like this sketch, it's my kind of thing, not too fussy.....lol. The image is of course from Lili of the Valley and I've coloured him with Aqua Markers, I really like using these pens. The big snowflakes were cut from a Marianne die and glittered up.

A close up of the image and the sparkly bits.... for the small snow flakes I cut them with a punch, stuck them do the image piece, then added some glitter, so it looks like it's snowing......

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Diecut Dreams Christmas Club #31

This weeks new challenge has just started over on Diecut Dreams Christmas Club The theme this week is 'Tilda in Red', you've got to make sure red is your main colour and dress Tilda in red.

Here's my DT card.
I uses Aqua Markers by Letraset to colour Tilda. The die cut she's mounted on is from Susie's shop Die Cut Dreams, I love this shape.And the flower I made myself and sat them onto a glittered snowflake which we cut with a Marianne die.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Wedding Cake for Anna

My latest wedding cake for a wedding tomorrow.

It's also the Best Mans birthday so I was asked to make a small cake for him, a Sunderland FC supporter.

Digi Doodle Shops Best #21

This weeks challenge over on Digi Doodle Shops Best is 'Anything Goes' so just as it says, anything fits for this challenge, no excuse for not joining in...... lol

Here's my DT card.I used the lovely floral image, Calliopsis for my card which you can buy and download HERE Now we don't have these flowers here in UK (well I don't think we do... lol) so I had to google them to get the colours right. I coloured the image with ProMarkers and made the flower using a punch, the backing paper is from Pink Petticoat.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Delightful Challenges

This weeks challenge over on Delightful Challenges has the theme of 'Back to School' and we'd like to see you use the primary colours, red, green, yellow and blue.
I made a door/wall hanger for my DT work this week.The image I used is Mother Goose which you can purchase on DVD HERE, the backing paper is from Pink Petticoat, the flowers I made using a punch and the image is coloured with ProMarkers.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers #28 - The Seaside

This weeks challenge has just started over on I ♥ ProMarkers. This week Kate has picked the theme of 'The Seaside'. We're being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and the prize is a $15 shopping spree in their online store and they'll pay your P&P!
Here's my DT card.The image I used is from Mo's Digital Pencil Too, don't you just love her images. The papers are from a Summertime stack I got from Florida a few years ago.The shells I picked up on Miami Beach a couple of years ago.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Passion for ProMarkers & Lili of the Valley

I've not entered a challenge on Passion for ProMarkers, for such a long time, but have been popping in. When I saw this weeks challenge I thought my new stamp from Lily of the Valley was perfect, so managed to get this one done yesterday.
The theme for the present challenge over on Lili of the Valley is Seasons, so I'm entering this card there too.
I think this is perfect for Away in a Manger, don't you?The Poinsettia is cut using one of the Marianne dies, I just glittered it up and the sentiment I printed of the computer and cut out with a spellbinders die. I didn't have the right colour card to mount the image onto, so I used the same ProMarker I used to colour the image, and coloured the edges of the die cut, so it matches perfectly!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Craft Mad & Loving It! #4

This weeks challenge over on Craft Mad & Loving It on Craftbubble, is set by Rosie. She's given up a lovely sketch to use and the twist is to make an easel card and the theme is bubbles.
Here's my card.
I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil Too, sorry I can't remember the name of her, and coloured her with ProMarkers and added glitter to her wings and bubbles.A close up so you can see the sparkle.

Diecut Dreams Christmas Club #30

Today sees the start of a new challenge over on Diecut Dreams Christmas Club and this week, we'd like to see you use Poinsettias somewhere on your project.
Here's my DT card.The image is from Beccy's Place and I coloured it with distress inks. I used a cuttlebug folder for the embossing then mounted the Poinsettia into the centre.A close up of the Poinsettia.And a side view so you can see the dimension.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Digi Doodle Shops Best

This weeks new challenge has just started over on Digi Doodle Shops Best and the theme for this one is flowers. We're being sponsored by Daisys Digi Doodles and all the DT girls used images from Daisys Digi Doodles.
Here's my DT cardThe image is coloured with ProMarkers and I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the embossed piece.

Delightful Challenges

Time for a new challenge over on Delightful Challenges and this week our theme is 'Animals or Insects' along with a recipe of dots and stripes. I went with animals and used Light Shine Pippin which you can buy and download HERE
Here's my DT card.Pippin is coloured with ProMarkers, the backing paper is from a stack I bought last year and I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the dots.A close up of Pip[in, I used flower sofr on his hat trim and on the bobble too.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge #27 - Acetate

A new challenge has just started over on I ♥ ProMarkers and this week we'd like to see you use acetate on your projects. Now myself and the rest of the DT girls had to think about this one..... but we all came up with something different.
Here's my DT card.
As we're being sponsored by Digital Delights this week we all got to work with their images, I used Gingerbread House.I stamped snowflakes on the acetate using white StazonAnd added just a little bit of sparkle, well you have to have it on Christmas cards don't you..... lol.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Craft Mad & Loving It! Challenge #4

This week over on Craft Mad & Loving It! we've got Cherry as GDT and she's provided a lovely sketch for everyone to work with and her twist is to have a go at making your own backing papers.
Here's Cherry's sketchAnd here's my DT card.For my backing paper, I crumpled a piece of paper up a couple of times, flattened it out then rubbed over it with a distress ink, then I ironed it out. The image is one of the new Christmas stamps from Lili of the Valley, and she's coloured with ProMarkers. The snowflakes were cut using a spellbinders die.

Lili of the Valley

This is my first time entering the challenges over on Lili of the Valley, for the simple reason that I've not had any of their stamps until just lately. I bought some of the Christmas stamps last week and am now waiting for more to arrive......lol very addictive aren't they.....

I coloured my image with distress inks and added some a bit of sparkle to the furry parts. I love this stamp and it will be going on quite a few of my Christmas cards this year. Loved this sketch to Bev.
xx

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Diecut Dreams Christmas Club #29

This is my first week as a DT member over on Diecut Dreams Christmas Club and the theme is 'Snowmen'. Don't you just love snowmen, well ok then, I do.....lol.
Here's my DT card.
I bought this stamp last year, but only used it a couple of times as I'd already made most of my Christmas cards. I coloured the Poinsettia on his hat with ProMarkers and added some gold coloured gems. The snowflakes are a combination of a cuttlebug die and punch, the big one is from a cuttlebug die and the smaller one from a punch. The sentiment is stamped onto a nestie die cut. The backing paper is from Pink Petticoat.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge #19

A new challenge has started today over on Digi Doodle Shops Best, and this week we want to see you use your favourite stamps.
The DT also had to choose their favourite stamps from Digi Doodle Shop, which as I'm sure you can imagine isn't an easy thing to choose...... lol. I went for the Bird Bath which you can buy and download HERE I do love this image and think it always makes a nice card.
I coloured the image with the usual ProMarkers.....lol, and distressed the background with distress inks and cut n' dry foam. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the embossing and again used distress ink just to soften the edges a bit. The lace is from my stash and I added a little bit of card candy to finish the card off.

Delightful Challenges - Distressing

A new challenge is up and running over on Delightful challenges and this week we'd like to see some distressing on your work. Today also see's the release of the new August images which the DT got to work with for this one. You can buy and download the new images and much much more HERE
Here's my DT card for this week.I used 2 of the new releases for this card, Princess Shona and the Castle. The images are coloured with ProMarkers and I added some sparkl to it all. The backgroun was distressed with distress inks and I added tiny sequin stars. I also distressed the edges of the backing paper using the Tim Holtz distress tool.A close up of the colouring and glitter.And a side view so you can see the dimension.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge #26

This weeks challenge on I ♥ ProMarkers has just started and has been chosen by Wynneth. We've got a lovely sketch for you, and you're not to use more than 3 colours on your project. You can use skin tones if you're colouring people.
This week we're sponsored by Joanna Sheen and the prize is a £10 gift voucher to spend in their online craft store, lots of lovely goodies to choose from too.
Here's Wynneths sketchAnd my DT cardI had an order for a wedding card so decided to use Wynneth's sketch to make the card. The backing papers are from Pink Petticoat and the image is on of Mo's at Digital Pencil Too.