Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Passion for Promarkers Challenge #511 - Use 3 of Something

Hi Crafters,

I'm back today with another shaker card.
This one is for the new challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
I chose the theme this week of 

I've used 'Birthday Ewe Trio' from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured them with my Promarkers.
To create the grassy border I've used several brands of  dies, Magnolia Doohickey, Cheery Lynn and Creative Expressions, then
a Sue Wilson Stitched frame die and lots of sequins in the shaker.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Ally's Angels - #26 ATG
Moving Along with the Times - #106 Use Acetate

We'd love to see what you make for our challenge this week using 3 of something. Please remember to use your Winsor Newton Pro, Flex, Brush, Tria, Aqua or Metallic markers on your project to be in with a chance of winning the fab prize of a $12 gift code from our sponsor...

Well that's it from me today, thanks for calling by and I'll see you tomorrow.


Sunday, 15 September 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #19 Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my cards last week.
I hope that I managed to visit you all but I was away on holiday with all my posts scheduled ahead of time and although the internet was pretty good I didn't have a lot of time for commenting. Our days were full of sightseeing and walking and the evenings were spent recovering from the busy days, lol.
I will share some photos in a day or two when I get them uploaded.

Anyway, on to the business of the day which is to share my Christmas Card Club creation for this challenge of Anything Goes.

I have created a card and two sets of tags.

Using a lovely Crafts Creations decoupage image and a Tattered Lace Frame Die

 The tags were cut from music paper, then a Quickutz bell die and Marianne Designs frond die were layered up and finished with a Clearly Besotted Banner Stamp and die combo which I heat embossed.

These last tags were rather simple, letting the fabulous glitter paper do all the talking.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #104 Winter Wishes
ABC Christmas - S is for Sparkle
Crafty Calendar - Add Lots of Layers
Christmas with the Cuties - #30 Let's Build a Snowman

The other members of our club have posted their creations today too please take a look at them, links to their blogs are HERE.

Have a lovely Sunday.


Friday, 13 September 2019

Stars and Sequins

Hi Crafters,

I couldn't resist another shaker card, this time for a 5 year old.
A glitter background and lots of stars seemed perfect for this fun boys card. My '5' was cut using a large Tonic Studio die and using the waste for the shaker frame.

I hope you've had a great week, I'm looking forward to the weekend.


Thursday, 12 September 2019


Hi Crafters,

For my personalised card below I used a couple of digital sentiments from TLC Creations and printed them on to my backing papers. I really like circular sentiments they add a certain something extra to any design I think. The perfume bottle dies are a Lea'bilities set and the large number dies are Memory Box.

Oh to be Eighteen again :)
That was a few years ago, lol.

See you soon and thanks for popping by,


Wednesday, 11 September 2019

20 Happy Years

Hi Crafters,

A super quick post today, but I hope you all have a fab Wednesday.

Here's my card...

A Creative Expressions die for the frame and computer generated sentiment. My glittery backing paper is a piece I discovered while having a sort through some older stash. It is actually more like material than paper and came from The Glitter Girls - remember them? :)

Take care,


Tuesday, 10 September 2019

GDT at Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hi Crafters,

I was lucky enough to win the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches last week and was asked to Guest Design a card for this weeks challenge.
In fact I made two, well I had to have a matching baby boy and girl card didn't I?

Here is the sketch I followed...

Cottage Cutz Baby ClothesDies
Spellbinders Chantilly Paper Lace Frame Die
Creative Expressions Sentiment Die
Paper - Holly Pond Hill CD Rom
Metal Star Brads

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday Plus - #18 ATG
Try It on Tuesday - Boys/Girls/All Things Children

Thanks for visiting today,


Monday, 9 September 2019

In My Garden ATC's

Hi Crafters,

I have been joining in with an ATC swap at Charmed Cards and Crafts and their latest theme was 'In My Garden'.
This gave me the opportunity to use a set of dies I've been itching to find a project for - Sizzix Funky Foilage.
The deadline has passed for sending them in so I'm safe to share these now.

A close-up of one ATC

I used Distress Oxide inks for the background using the 'smooshing' (technical term, lol)
technique and added crackle paste through a TH flourish stencil. The bee stamp is the smallest one in the new IndigoBlu stamp set that I used the other day on my shaker card. I die cut all the elements of the toadstools and inked them using Distress Inks, then layers them up and arranged them on my moss which comes from Anna Marie Designs. The sentiment stamp is from an Inkylicious set - Dancing in the Rain - which I stamped onto the edge of some card and punched it out using a circle punch. 
I can't wait to receive my swaps for this month.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Unicorn Challenge - #47 Autumn
More Mixed Media - ATG  opt. Brown