Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas Card Club Challenge #25 - Cute

Hi Crafters,

Well we've reached the end of this years Christmas Card Club Challenges, what a fabulous year we've had and plenty of Christmas inspiration for you all.
Thankfully I have now finished all my Christmas cards and orders so I can sit back and relax a little but if you still have some more to make why not pop round to the ladies blogs and see what they have made, links are HERE.

Now on to today's challenge theme which was set by Sylvie.

She'd like to see all your CUTE Christmas creations.



I thought both of these images were adorable.
Lots of fussy cutting and layers with minimal embellishments to allow the image to stand out.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

Well that's all from me, we will be taking a break from our Christmas crafting until January 6th 2019. Then we will be back in full force to start all over again for another fun year of Christmas cards!

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Passion For Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge - Hip To Be Square

Hi Crafters,

Well it's time to introduce our Mega Christmas Challenge here at Passion For Promarkers.
Both Design Teams will be inspiring you with their Christmas makes in a SQUARE format over the next few weeks.
This week it is the turn of Team 2 to share their creations and here's mine...


Using my all time favourite Penny Black stamp called Snowy I have coloured him with my trusty Promarkers in shades of brown for his hat and scarf and grey's for his snowy bits :o)
A dash of glitter on his hat completes the image and then some subtle embossing for the background together with various sizes of snowflake die cuts from a Cheery Lynn die. The sentiment is a wooden embellishment which just happened to be the same colour as my glitter card, how lucky was that?

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #373 ATG / Christmas
Crafty Catz - #440 ATG / Too Cute
Crafty Friends - #98 Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #414 ATG Christmas
Love To Craft - December ATG
A Bit More Time To Craft - #81 ATG
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - ATG Christmas/Holiday/Winter
Stamping Sensations - Winter Sparkle
Addicted To Stamps - #169 Christmas - Non Traditional Colours
Crafty Calendar Challenge - It's Christmas Time
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - ATG / Winter or Christmas
Cardz 4 Guyz - #209 Snowman/men

Now for the prizes!.....
We have a plethora of sponsors for you, offering fabulous prizes for a multitude of winners. Here is a list but for a full line up please head over to the challenge blog HERE.

Uniko Stamps  Di's Digi Stamps

Uniko Stamps                        Di's Digi Stamps             

Dr Digi's House of Stamps

   Dr Digi's House of Stamps


  Cowling & Wilcox
          Lacy Sunshine          Cowling & Wilcox             


The Paper Shelter

ADFD  Dies to Die For
A Day For Daisies             Dies To Die For


Uniko Stamps - 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
Di's Digi Stamps - $12 voucher
Dr Digi's House of Stamps - 2 digi images
Lacy Sunshine Crafts - 3 digi images
Cowling & Wilcox - 6 pack of promarkers & 3 pack of neon markers - 1 prize
The Paper Shelter - 3 digi images
A Day For Daisies - $12 gift voucher
Dies to Die For - 15 pound voucher 


You must follow these simple set of rules to be in with a chance of winning these awesome goodies. Please use your Winsor Newton Markers (formerly Letraset) ie. Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Brushmarkers, Tria, Aqua and Metallic markers on your project, state in your post where you have used them and link back to the challenge blog.

Well that's it from me, the ladies from Team 1 will be showcasing their projects on December 18th so you have plenty of time to enter this extended challenge, have fun!

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Christmas Card Club Challenge #24 - All Wrapped Up

Hi Crafters,

Our theme this time at the Christmas Card Club is 'All Wrapped Up' or Anything Goes.
As I haven't made any gift bags this year and just concentrated on cards I thought I'd share these fun box cards this time.
All from a magazine freebie set but so cute.




I love how these fold flat for posting but create such a fun display when opened.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Every Saturday - #423 ATG
Rudolph Day Challenge - NOV ATG Christmas


Please take a look at the inspirational cards and projects on the other team members blogs, their links are in the tab at the top of my blog.
Well Christmas is approaching very quickly now and I hope you have managed to make a start on your Christmas preparations.

See you soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #471 - Use 3 of Something

Hi Crafters,

Our new challenge at Passion For Promarkers is to

USE 3 OF SOMETHING

...as you can see I used 3 Gingerbread men :o)


Recipe
Image - Woodware Stamp - Gingerbread Man
Coloured with Promarkers
Snowflake Embossing Folder
Glitter Card
Sentiment Stamp - Magazine Freebie

Challenges I'd like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #491 Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - #494 CAS Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #412 ATG Christmas
Digi Doodle Studio - #11 Christmas/Winter
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Gingerbread
Stamping Sensations - Getting Ready For Christmas
Penny Black and More - Make Someone Smile
613 Avenue Create - #215 ATG opt. Christmas/ Winter
Addicted To Stamps - #168 ATG opt Use a Ribbon
Unicorn Challenge - #38 Use a Sentiment
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - ATG Christmas
Sweet Stampers - #26 Christmas
I Love Promarkers - #372 ATG opt. Use 3 Layers


There are a few simple rules to follow for our challenge, you must use your Winsor Newton Markers somewhere on your project, tell us in your post where you have used them and follow the theme.
I look forward to seeing all your entries and wish you luck in the draw. 

The winner will receive a Stamp Set (must be in stock) from 
Uniko Stamps

and a 6 pack of Promarkers from
Cowling & Wilcox

Let's get crafting!

Lorraine
xXx

Friday, 16 November 2018

Fussy & Fancy Guest Designer

Hi Crafters,

I was recently offered a Guest Designer spot at Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge which I was delighted to accept.
Their theme for this fortnight is ....ANYTHING GOES
which gave me great scope to create this lovely birthday card.


Recipe
Background Paper - Papermania 12x12 stack by Lucy Cromwell
Bronze Glitter Card
Craftmania Cherry Blossom Die
Tattered Lace Scalloped Square Die
Cheery Lynn Floral Corner Die
Cheery Lynn Flower Tiny Flower Die
Britannia Sentiment Die
Pearls
Organza Ribbon

I cut the cherry Blossom die twice, once from white card and once from pink and paper pieced the little petal parts back in to the white die cut for this look.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Love To Craft - #28 ATG
A Bit More Time To Craft - #80 ATG
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG + Bow
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Paper Piecing
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #395 Birthday
Try It on Tuesday - Family & Friends
Crafty Creations - #378 ATG

Thank you for joining me today and please take a look at the  Fussy & Fancy challenge blog where I'm sure you'll also want to join in the fun!

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Christmas Card Club Challenge #23 Christmas Decoration / Gifts

Hi Crafters,

This weeks challenge was chosen by Rita and here are the two cards that I've created.


Silver and green mirri card used on this one with a Marianne Designs Bauble die and Sue Wilson embossing folder.


Gold Glitter card, another Sue Wilson embossing Folder and a Find It Media Bauble Die.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas
Creative Moments - #156 ATG / Use as much white as possible
Crafty Catz - #437 Getting Ready For Christmas
CHNC on Saturday - #411 ATG Christmas
613 Avenue Create - #215 ATG  / Christmas/ Winter

If you'd like to take a look at the other ladies creations in the team their links are in the tab at the top of my blog.
Thanks for joining me today, I'm off to watch the Remembrance Service on tv so tissues at the ready.

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #469 - Autumn or Autumn Colours

Hi Crafters,

There are so many Autumn leaves in my garden at the moment it's definitely time to get out there and start clearing them. Autumn has certainly arrived and the colours are gorgeous.
This week at Passion For Promarkers our theme is Autumn or Autumn Colours and so I have used this lovely image called Autumn Breeze from our sponsor at The Paper Shelter.


Recipe
Image - Autumn Breeze - The Paper Shelter
Coloured with Promarkers
Go Kreate Die for frame
Tonic Studios Scalloped Square Die
Spellbinders Assorted Leaves Die -
inked with Distress Inks
Papers - First Edition 'Dessert Blooms' 8 x 8 pad
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Recollections Leaf Brads

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #93 ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #227 ATG
Crafty Creations - #377 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #554 ATG
As You Like It - Favourite Halloween/Autumn Colours
(I love the warm tones of Autumn colours, the browns, reds, oranges and mustard colours. They all seem to compliment each other and whatever project I'm creating I always seem to favour these tones.)
Crafty Catz - #436  ATG + Add a Sentiment
Crafty Friends - #96 Two or More Patterned Papers
Allsorts Challenge - #492 Pretty Papers
Love To Craft - #28 November ATG
A Bit More Time To Craft - #79 ATG


There are a few simple rules to follow for our challenge, you must use your Winsor Newton Markers somewhere on your project, tell us in your post where you have used them and follow the theme.
I look forward to seeing all your entries and wish you luck as the winner will receive 3 digital images of their choice from...
The Paper Shelter

The Paper Shelter

Pop over to the challenge blog here for more inspiration and a comprehensive set of rules.


Thanks for joining me today.

Lorraine
xXx