Thursday 30 May 2019

A Couple of Shakers!

Hi Crafters,

I've been making shaker cards recently and here are two which use this lovely die that I found in a local craft shop.

Both are filled with sequins, I've got to start using up some of my stash, I have pots of different colours of sequins that I have accumulated over time and shaker cards seemed the obvious choice for them.
The papers are from two different Spring themed paper pads from Studio Light. I have added gems to the flower centres and finished off with Cheery Lynn corner dies and Spellbinder Banner dies.

Challenges I'd like to enter: 
The Crafters Cafe - #219 Shaker Card
613 Avenue Create - #221 ATG/Shaker Card

Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday 28 May 2019

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #495 - Add Gems/Pearls

Hi Crafters,

I'm back again with my design team card for the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers which is to 'Add Gems or Pearls'

Image - Crafters Companion Stamp from 'Times Gone By' Collection
Coloured with Promarkers
Frame Die Set from my stash (sorry packaging has long since gone)
LOTV Stamped Sentiment

This was a very quick card to put together after I had coloured the image. A few passes through my die cutting machine with the frame set of dies and then to layer it up. If only all my cards were so speedy :)

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Frame It
Crafty Creations - #391 ATG
Double D Challenge - Frames
Stamping Sensations - In An English Country Garden
Addicted To Stamps - #174 Flowers
Creative Inspirations - May Flowers/Showers
Brown Sugar - #290 Flowers

The lovely prize from our Sponsor this week is a 6 pack of Promarkers in Skin Tones for the lucky winner. 
Cowling & Wilcox
You must follow the simple rules of course to be eligible for the prize - use your Winsor Newton markers, tell us in your post where you have used them, link the challenge blog in your post with your new project and follow the theme.

Good luck!


Sunday 26 May 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #11 - Christmas Lights

Hi Crafters,

I'm late on parade this morning so I'll make this a quick post.
Our challenge for the CCC this week is


My card features a gorgeous snow family 3D image from Craft Creations with their Christmas lantern and twinkling star on the Christmas tree. I've created mats from glitter card and a contrasting colour to frame this image and voila!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #583 Square
Crimbo Crackers - #185 ATG
CHNC Every Saturday - #439 ATG
Rudolph Day Challenge - ATG Christmas
Fab n Funky - #441 Christmas

See you soon,


Tuesday 21 May 2019

Passion For Promarker Challenge #494 Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

As it's our 10th Birthday at Passion For Promarkers we are celebrating with a mega bundle of sponsors and prizes with our theme this time of...

Anything Goes

I've created a circle stepper card and used a cute stamp from Lili of The Valley.

Stamped Image - 'Astronaut' from Lili of The Valley
Coloured with Promarkers
Moon created with circle punches
Xcut and Dovecraft Star Dies
Crafters Companion Star Embossing Folder
Creative Expressions 'Happy Birthday' Die
Perfect Pearls Spray (which the camera hasn't captured at all )
Hickory Smoke Oxide Ink

The two images are joined on the stamp but I cut them apart to create another focal piece for the side stepper part of the card.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers - #234 Birthdays
Crafty Friends - #110 ATG
Allsorts Challenge - #520/1 Happy Birthday
Ally's Angels - #22 ATG

Our Fabulous Sponsors this week are...

$12 Voucher

LeAnn's World 101 Shop
2 Digi Images

Dr Digi's House of Stamps
2 Digi Images

Crafty Sentiments Designs
3 Digi Images

Di's Digi Stamps
$6 Voucher

Dies to Die For
£15 Voucher

Cowling & Wilcox
Cowling & Wilcox
12 pack of Promarkers

Please head over to the challenge blog HERE to see the fabulous inspiration from both Design Teams.
We look forward to seeing what you create for our special Birthday Challenge using your Winsor Newton markers this week.


Sunday 12 May 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #10 - Children at Christmas

Hi Crafters,

I'm back from the not-so-sunny Norfolk Coast, we had a lovely week away but the weather could have been a little warmer. It felt like we were in some of the scenes on the cards below at times :) just kidding, but the wind was rather bracing.

It's time for another Christmas Card Challenge and this week Kate has chosen the theme of...


Made using a Hunkydory Christmas topper, Crafters Companion paper pad and this delicate Precious Marieke corner die.

A Craft Creations 3D decoupage topper, (I am gutted that this company are no longer producing these 3D image sheets) combined with Precious Marieke border die, Memory Box letter dies and Joy Craft snowflake dies.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland - Anything BUT Square
CHNC Every Saturday - #437 ATG ? Include a Tree or 2 or more
Crimbo Crackers - #184 ATG

This year is flying past yet again and we are already getting towards the half way point so I hope your Christmas card making is well underway. If you'd like some inspiration to help you then please take a look at the other ladies creations in the group, their links are in my sidebar under the Christmas Card Club tab. If you'd like to join in with us then Dutchess is the person to contact for that.

See you soon,


Tuesday 7 May 2019

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #492 - Feminine

Hi Crafters,

This week at Passion For Promarkers we have the theme of...


I've used a Lee Holland image called 'Girl with Flower'

Image - Girl with Flower - Lee Holland
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Craft Sensations Pad 'Let's make Magic'
Magnolia Fence, Flower and Leaves Dies
Sentiment Die, no packaging

For more details of our sponsor, the prize and a full list of rules for the challenge please head over to the challenge blog here.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #580 ATG
Aud Sentiment - #226 Feminine + A Sentiment
Love To Craft - #34 ATG

I hope you are all well and thank you for visiting here today, hope to see you again soon,


Friday 3 May 2019

ATC Challenge

Hi Crafters,

I enjoy a bit of mixed media in between my regular card making but rarely get the chance to have a good play on anything too big so ATC's are perfect for me.
When I have the time I've been joining in with a monthly ATC challenge but realised that I haven't shared any photo's of them here so these are my 3 little pieces of art for the theme of 

The tag stamp is from a Viva Decor set called 'Tags Time'
I have water-coloured the tags with Distress Inks and glazed over them with TH Crackle Glaze, then added a metal eyelet to the top.
The sentiment stamp comes from a Sheena Douglas stamp set called 'Time Travelers' and I have stamped and cut it to fit around the larger word to complete the sentence. 
My background paper is from a Kanban 'Industriana' Paper Pad which I have edged with black ink and then clear embossing powder to define it against the black backing card.
I've tucked a couple of small cogs and watch parts under the tag too.

I love how the crackle glaze has made the clock face look really old and I've really enjoyed my little dabble in to mixed media this week.

Look forward to seeing you here again soon,