Monday, 3 August 2020

Christmas Card Club Challenge #16 - Nativity

Hi Crafters,

I'm a day late for the challenge at our friendly Christmas Card Club but I'm sure the ladies will forgive me.
I have only managed one card this time too and that has been made during the day yesterday - where my time goes I do not know.

Our theme this time is...

NATIVITY
 After seeing one of the other ladies makes yesterday I remembered that I had the same die and thought I could use it too. I have opted for a shaker card design, I do so love shaker cards.


Recipe
Sizzix die 663127 - Wise Men (+star)
Unbranded Frame Die
Background paper - Clarity Stamps Shenandoah Paper Pad
Die cut Stars are the waste from another Sizzix Die
Sentiment - Spellbinders Breath of Heaven Stamp Set

Can you see my reflection in the acetate? I've only just noticed, lol.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Every Saturday - #501 ATG Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - #212 ATG Christmas
Fab n Funky - #492 Christmas

Thanks for popping by, 
I'm going to aim to post again tomorrow as I have a massive backlog of cards that I haven't posted here yet.

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #553 - Girl Power

Hi Crafters,

Well the weeks keep rolling by and it's time for another new challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
We are almost at the end of July, this year has passed so quickly.

Our theme this week is

GIRL POWER

New Year, New You - All Dressed Up Stamps

Recipe
Image - 'New Year, New You' by All Dressed Up Stamps who is our sponsor this week
All Dressed Up stamps
I've coloured my image with Promarkers
Papers - CraftMania Glitter Paper Pad
Cheery Lynn Corner Flourish Die
Creative Expressions 'For You' Paper Cut Die
Stitched Rectangle Die
Glitter Enamel Dots

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #415 ATG opt. Colour Inspiration
Colour Crazy Challenge - #29 ATG Colouring Challenge
Crafty Friends - #140 Happy Birthday
Creative Moments - #195 ATG
Crafty Creations - #411 ATG
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #149 Delightful Digi Stamps
Ally's Angels - #36 ATG
All Dressed Up Challenge - #107 ATG with an ADU image

To be in with a chance at winning the fab prize of 2 Digital Images from All Dressed Up Stamps you must follow these simple rules:
~ Use your Winsor Newton Pro, Flex, Brush, Aqua, Tria or Metallic Markers
~ Tell us in your post where on your project you have used them
~ Follow the theme
~ Link your new post to the challenge blog
~ And have fun!
You can submit any type of project it doesn't have to be a card.

The design team are looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your wonderful creations, if you need some inspiration to get you started, head over to the BLOG and check out their creations.

Well that's it from me for today.
Hope to see you here again soon,

Lorraine
xXx


Sunday, 19 July 2020

Christmas Card Club Challenge #15 - Penguins

Hi Crafters,

I'm a tad late with my post today so I'll just get right to the point...
Linda wanted to see our

CHRISTMAS PENGUINS




I managed three cards this week, all using digital downloads from Debbi Moore Designs. These are so cute I just had to make them all.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #137 Christmas in July wk3
CD Sunday #40 ATG
CHNC Every Saturday - #499 ATG Christmas opt. Use a Die Cut/Punch
SSS Challenge - #For a Child
Aud Sentiments - #255 Christmas in July + Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #564 Christmas/Humorous
Crimbo Crackers - #211 ATG
Winter Wonderland - Hip to be Square
Christmas Craft Creations - Christmas Characters
Well that's it from me, it's been a busy Sunday so far, time for our meal and then a relax I think.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #551 - Animal Antics

Hi Crafters,

It was my turn to choose the theme for the new challenge at Passion For Promarkers this week and I'd like to see your projects showing...

ANIMAL ANTICS


Recipe
Image - 'Otter Fun' clear stamp by Helz Cuppleditch
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Sandstorm - Perfect Prints Collection
Sue Wilson Stitched Square Die - (embossed on background)
Postage Stamp Die
TH Funky Foliage Thinlits dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Colour Crazy Challenge - #27 ATG Colouring Challenge
Little Red Wagon - #557 Embossing
Creative Fingers - #190 ATG
Creative Moments - #194 ATG
Creative Craft Cottage - #131 Add a Flower/Flowers
Stamping Sensations - All Creatures Great and Small


Our sponsor this week is
Cowling & Wilcox

who are offering a 6pk of Promarkers (Rich Tones) to the lucky winner.
Please follow these few simple rules to be in with a chance at the prize:
1~ Use your Winsor Newton Pro, Flex, Tria, Aqua or Metallic Markers.
2 ~ Tell us in your post where on your project you have used them.
3 ~ Link your post to the challenge.
4 ~ Follow the theme.

Take a peek at the inspirational projects that the design team have created HERE.

Good luck!
The design team will be round to visit your blogs and check out your fabulous makes soon.

Bye for now,

Lorraine
xXx

Monday, 6 July 2020

ATC Swap - The Best Thing About Lock-down

Hi Crafters,

Monday morning again, these weeks roll round very fast and the time seems to be racing by for me.
I have some ATC's to share with you today which were for the swap at Charmed Cards and Craft.
Our theme this month was....
The Best Thing About Lock-down

As you can see I have enjoyed the extra time in my craft room that lock-down has brought. It has allowed me to comfortably complete my customer card orders and have time to spare to create and express my own art. It has been lovely to just let my artistic juices flow in whatever direction they wish to go.


Here's a close up.


I created my background using Distress Oxide inks, after giving it a coat of matte medium I stamped the script and added the white splatters. The alarm clock is a Joy Crafts die which has been cut from an 'ink smooched' background, dry embossed then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment was created on the computer and cut apart. I then added twine and lace and those gorgeous little blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts. The wooden shapes behind the clock are from a Recollections pack that I have had for years.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Love To Craft - #48 ATG
Country View Challenges - Do What Makes You Happy
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG +Bow
More Mixed Media - July ATG optional Pastel
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful


These are the swaps that I received in return and as you can see lots of us have been making the most of this awful situation we are in and escaping in to our crafts.

Well that's all from me today,
see you again soon.

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Christmas Card Club Challenge #14 - Christmas Trees

Hi Crafters,

Christmas Trees is our theme this week for the Christmas Card Club.
I have made these two simple cards.
They are based on a design I created last year as I was short of time.


Challenges I'd like to enter:

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - #14 Anything Festive
ABC Christmas challenge - N is for No Fuss
CHNC Every Saturday - #497 Christmas for a Man/Boy


A short post today - lots going on here.
Bye for now

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #549 - Make Us Smile

Hi Crafters,

We have a new challenge starting today over on the Passion For Promarkers blog, this is such a fun challenge as we want you to 

MAKE US SMILE

Here is my card using this fun image from our sponsor this week.

Udderly Amazing

Recipe
Image - Udderly Amazing - Bugaboo Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers
Background Paper - Just So Scrappy 'E-I-E-I-O' papers
Ribbon from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #512 ATG/Friendship
Colour Crazy Challenge - #25 ATG Colouring Challenge


Our sponsor this week as I mentioned earlier is
Bugaboo

They are offering a $12 voucher for their online shop to the lucky winner.
To be in with a chance at this lovely prize just follow these few simple rules - 
Please use your Winsor Newton Pro, Flex, Brush, Aqua, Tria or Metallic markers, tell us in your post where on your project you have used them, link back to the challenge blog and follow the theme.
Have fun!
The design team are looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing all your fabulous creations.

Hope you have a great day.

Lorraine
xXx