Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #405 - Use 3 Patterned Papers

Hi Crafters,

I'm back today with a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.

USE 3 PATTERNED PAPERS

I hope you can join in with us....remember to state where you have used your Promarkers and please follow the theme to be eligible for the fabulous prize of a £10 shop voucher from our sponsor Digi Stamp Boutique.


Recipe
Image - Cute Farm Set - elements merged in MCS
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Craft Sensations for the two backing papers & Wild Rose Studio 'Blackberry Lane' for the  background scene behind the cute little piggy
Tonic Scalloped Square & Circle dies
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Ribbon and Pearls from Stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Come & Get It - #227 Summertime
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #62 ATG
Fab N Funky - #360 Use a Patterned Paper
Crafty Creations - #346 ATG
DigiStamp Boutique - July ATG DSB

 Remember to pop over to the Passion For Promarkers blog for the fabulous samples from the team.

Well that's it from me today - I hope you enjoy your day.
Lorraine
xXx

Monday, 24 July 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #15 - Jingle Bells

Hi Crafters,

Long time...no see!
It's been very sporadic here for a while so I apologise for that but I'm here today with a new challenge at our Christmas Card Club.
Margaret has given us the theme of

'JINGLE BELLS'




Recipe
Papers - Dovecrafts 'Glad Tidings'
Dies - Cuttlebug Bell, Marianne Designs LR0181 Fir Tree Branch, Xcut Sentiment
Ribbon bows from stash
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter

Challenges I'd like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. - #425 Christmas in July
CHNC on Saturday - #343 ATG Christmas
CHNC Extra - July Challenge
Christmas Cards All Year Round - July ATG
Noor Designs - #32 Use Die Cuts
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #78 An Ornament
Unicorn Challenge - #23 Christmas in July


I'm a day late with my card Margaret so I'm sorry about that, I'm permanently on catch up these days and need another few hours in every day :)
I hope you can visit the other ladies blogs in the group, they have created some gorgeous cards for this challenge. Their links are in the tab at the top of my blog.

I'll see you tomorrow for my Passion for Promarkers card and then we'll see how the rest of the week goes.

Toodle- oo

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #403 - Add Pearls

Hi Crafters,

Another Tuesday has come around again and so we have a new challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers.

Add Pearls

To qualify for the prize from Uniko Stamps who are offering a (in stock) stamp set of your choice, you must firstly follow the theme and use your Winsor Newton (formerly Letraset) markers.

I had a commission for a rather unusual Wedding card recently. The recipients love to spend time in their caravan and so this was the theme of their card. I managed to find this Woodware stamp set and thought the caravan and banner were perfect. I coloured them to match in with the gold and cream of the papers and lace and added a little touch of Wink Of Stella clear pen for a shimmery look. Hopefully the second picture shows this for you. 
(you might need to enlarge it)



Caravan and Banner Image - Woodware Stamp JGS516 Caravan
Coloured with Promarkers
(Champagne, Eggnog, Buttercup, Ivory, Satin, W Grey 5, 3, & 1, Earth Yellow)
Glitter Girls Gold Thread Background (very old stash)
Guipure Lace
Pearl String
La La Land Filigree Corner Die
Tonic Scalloped Oval Die
Darice Heart Embossing Folder
Wink of Stella Clear Pen

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Moving Along with the Times - #49 Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement
Crafty Catz - #378 Add Lace
Fussy and Fancy - #191 Celebration
One Crazy Stamper - July ATG
Noor Design - #32 Use Die Cuts
613 Avenue Create - #199 ATG / Monochrome
Crafty Calendar Challenge - July ATG
The Ribbon Girl - July Card Challenge
Crafty Cardmakers - #192 Tic Tac Toe
(Pearls, Stamp, Die Cuts)

Thank you for joining me today, don't forget to check out the fabulous inspiration over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and enter our challenge for a chance to win the wonderful prize from Uniko Stamps.

See you soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Monday, 10 July 2017

Love Is In The Air

Hi Crafters,

I'm sorry my blog posts have been rather sporadic of late, I'm usually on top of things but since the beginning of this year I just can't seem to get in to my groove. There'll be times when I think 'right I'm on track now with orders and life in general' and then something throws a spanner in to the works and I have to scramble about frantically to catch up.
I have tons of photo's of cards in my folder that I haven't had chance to share yet so here is one for today.


Recipe
Glittered Papers - Artico Wedding Pad
Ribbon from Stash
Spellbinders Heart Die from the 'Lovin' Diamonds' Die Set
Sentiment - LOTV Stamp
Britannia 'Congratulations' Die

I believe this fits in with these challenges:

As You Like It - Favourite Way To Add Ribbon and Why
( I love to add ribbon in the form of bows on my projects and as you can see this is rather a large one, but as it's such a lovely ribbon I like to make a statement with it)
Moving Along With The Times - #49 Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement
Craft-Dee Bowz - #July Challenge

Thanks for joining me today, I'm off to have my breakfast now, lol, it's been an early start.

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #14 - A Christmas Snowy Scene

Hi Crafters,

Where do these weeks go?
It's already time for another new challenge at our friendly Christmas Card Club and this week it was Shaz's turn to choose the theme.

A CHRISTMAS SNOWY SCENE

Recipe
Embossalicious Cloud Folder
Cuttlebug Snow Folder
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Perfect Pearls Shimmer Spray
Glitter Card
Memory Box Dies - Curved Dashing, Cute Cottage, Frosted Roof and Ledges
Magnolia Doohickey Dies - Slender Firs, Snowy Forest
Britannia Die - Christmas Flight

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Every Saturday - #341 ATG Christmas
CHNC Extra - July Challenge
Unicorn Challenge - #23 Christmas in July
Deep Ocean - #158 Lots of Layers


I had made a card similar to this last year using the cottage die and thought it was perfect for this challenge, thank you Shaz for a great theme.
Pop over to the other CCC members blogs by following the links in the tab at the top of my blog for more Christmas inspiration.

See you soon,

Lorraine 
xXx

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #401 - Sporting Occasions

Hi Crafters,

Say 'Hello' to Spencer!
He's just got his black belt in Karate but he's still cute and cuddly underneath :o)
I have created this card for our new challenge at Passion For Promarkers and he was so much fun to colour up.


Recipe
Image - Spencer In Karate - Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Papermania 12 x 12 Stack
Marianne Designs LR0376 Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Little Miss Muffet Challenges -- #165 ATG
Sweet Stampers - #8 Dies and or Punches
Crafty Purple Frog - Make It Manly
Crafty Girlz - #26 Make it Masculine
The Ribbon Girls - June Any Image
Crafting When We Can - #147 Use an Image


Now back to the challenge, we'd like to see your creations with a sporting theme and using your Winsor Newton (Letraset) Markers of course to qualify for the prize which is a $6 voucher for the Little Miss Muffet Stamp store.
If you're stuck for ideas pop over to the challenge blog where our fabulous design team have some great projects for you.

See you soon,

Lorraine 
xXx

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #13 - White Christmas

Hi Crafters,

It's my turn this week to choose a theme for our friendly Christmas Card Club.
I have gone with...

WHITE CHRISTMAS


Recipe
Sentiment Stamp - Magazine Freebie
Memory Box Die - Dancing Snowflake Square

I'm a little disappointed that the embossing on this die didn't feature well in the photo but that was the best I could do, must try harder!
This was a really simple card as time was short but I managed to make a few of the same for my box which was good.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Every Saturday - #339 ATG Christmas
CHNC Extra - June Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas
Rudolph Day Challenge - June Challenge

If you're needing some inspiration for your Christmas cards or you wish to join in with us and make two cards a month then please visit the other ladies blogs in the Christmas Card Club group by tapping on the tab at the top of my page.

Thank you once again for visiting, I do enjoy reading your comments.

Bye for now,
Lorraine
xXx