Tuesday 26 November 2019

Passion for Promarkers Challenge #521 - 3 or More Layers

Hi Crafters,

Don't you just love it when computers go wrong! Mine has decided to throw a wobbly and is in PC hospital so I have borrowed hubby's laptop to post this. Finding my way around another computer is proving time consuming and although I had a back-up drive for my digital papers and images it didn't have everything on it so fingers crossed that they can sort out the problem soon.

Well enough of my woes as it's time for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.
We'd like you to use

3 or More Layers
(and your Promarkers of course)

I decided on a DL card this time as it fitted this gorgeous Penny Black snowman stamp beautifully. It's a rather vintage stamp too as it says 1998 on the wooden block but it stamps like a dream.
I have coloured it with my Promarkers.
The papers are digital and come from the Hunkydory download section of their website.
The snowflakes are a Cheery Lynn Die.
The sentiment stamp is from Woodware.

Here's a close up of this fun stamp

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Double D Challenge - What is Your Christmas Style - CUTE
Cute Card Thursday - #609 Winter
Crafty Friends - #123 Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #465 ATG Christmas
A Bit More Time To Craft - #104 ATG
Digi Doodle Studios - #22 Christmas/Winter
Country View Challenge - November - Hand-Stamped
Stamping Sensations - Traditional Christmas Colours
Penny Black & More - Christmas
Addicted To Stamps - #179 ATG (Stamped)

Our sponsor this week is
who are offering the lucky winner a £12 voucher for their store.
To be in with a chance at the prize you must follow the theme and use your Winsor Newton markers.
Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by, commenting might be sporadic until my computer returns but I hope to see you all soon.


Sunday 24 November 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #24 - Forest Scene with Lots of Snow and Glitter

Hi Crafters,

I hope you've started off your Sunday well.
I'm popping in here today to share my Christmas Card Club creation for the current challenge of...

(with lots of glitter)

I thought I'd create a gatefold card this time, I haven't made one of these for such a long time.
Lots of glitter card and my new-to-me Creative Expressions Sentiment die.
I've used this on a number of my cards this year.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #609 Winter
Crimbo Crackers - #198 Animals
Crafty Friends - #123 Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #465 ATG/Something Beginning with the letter R
Creative Moments - #181 ATG/Ribbons or Bows
Creative Inspirations - Winter Blues

Thanks for visiting and please take a look at the other ladies creations, a list of their blogs can be found HERE.


Saturday 16 November 2019

October ATC Swap

Hi Crafters,

The theme for our swap this month was 'Weather' or ' Something beginning with O'
Can you guess which one I chose? :)

I created a 'smooshed' background using Distress Inks and stenciled the sun ray pattern using texture paste. When it was dry I dabbed Distress Ink Stain in Vintage Photo over the sun ray portion to define the pattern. The edges have been heat embossed with WOW Gold embossing powder. I had some Crafters Companion stamped and die cut leaves from a previous project so I thought I'd use them up here and added the acorn  and oak leaf  element which was a new purchase from my visit to the NEC earlier this month - it's from Carnation Crafts. The October die cut is from a Tonic set and I used Distress Glitter on it. Some white paint splatters to finish.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #402 ATG
Frilly and Funky - Fabulous Fall
Love To Craft - #40 ATG

That's all from me today, hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #519 - Ribbon / Bows

Hi Crafters,

It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
I'm here with my design team inspiration for the theme of...


Image - Santa's Hat Stamp - Honey Doo Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers
Ho Ho Ho die - Poppy Crafts
WOW Glitter
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder
Ribbon from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday - #109 Red, Green and White
Cute Card Thursday - #607 ATG
Crafty Catz - #482 ATG/Christmas
Country View Challenges - Hand Stamped
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Stockings or other Winter Clothing
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG +Bow
Penny Black and More - Christmas
Addicted To Stamps - #179 ATG
Sweet Stampers - #38 Christmas

I purchased this fabulous stamp set at the Creative Craft show recently at the Birmingham NEC. It has two sizes of the Santa's Hat, (I used the large one for my card) a beautiful sentiment and several snow flurry stamps which I thought would be useful.

We'd love to see what you make for our challenge this week. 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 1 Stamp Set (must be in stock) from Uniko Stamps..
Uniko Stamps

Thanks for visiting today and for all your lovely comments too.


Sunday 10 November 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #23 ATG

Hi Crafters,

It's our Christmas Card Club challenge today, these weeks certainly come around quicker than ever it seems.
Zoe has chosen an Anything Goes theme this time.

I've created several cards using a Crafters Companion wreath die.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Aud Sentiments - #239 ATG + Sentiment
Crafty Catz - #482 ATG / Christmas
CHNC on Saturday - #463 ATG Christmas
ABC Christmas - W is for Wreath

Thanks for popping by today,


Wednesday 6 November 2019

Santa's Helper

Hi Crafters,

I've been playing with this cute fella from Sizzix. 

Die - Santa's Helper - Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Papers - First Edition Christmas Wishes
Santa Brad - My Minds Eye

I decided to go a little grungy this time, hope you like it.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Friends - #122 ATG
CHNC on Saturday - #462 ATG/Beginning with 'H' (Helper)
Unicorn Challenge - #49 Christmas/Winter

See you again soon,

Monday 4 November 2019

Halloween Potions

Hi Crafters,

I had forgotten to share this month's set of ATC's that I created for the swap at Charmed Cards And Crafts, so here they are...

Background was created using bright coloured Brushos then embossed using a 'Bark' embossing folder and finally a light inking of Black Soot Distress Ink to highlight the embossed texture and tone down the metallic shine. I then cut out all the elements from the Sizzix Laboratory & Cobweb die sets, inked them and added to the shelf die cut. The Halloween word comes from a Chocolate Baroque Stamp Set and the frothy spillage coming from some of the bottles was created using Andy Skinners Lava Paste.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers - #244 Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner - #200 Halloween Colours

Thanks for popping in today,

Sunday 3 November 2019


Hi Crafters,

After a busy week I've managed to get here and share some cards with you today.
I love using these Craft Creations decoupage sheets for some of my quicker-to-make cards that I keep in my box for those last minute occasions when a card is needed.

The card below was made using a download from CraftsUprint

Challenge I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday - #108 Poppies
Alphabet Challenge - P is for Poppies or Pumpkins

See you soon,