Tuesday 29 December 2020

Christmas ATC Swap

 Hi Crafters,

I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas period as safely as you can. It was a quiet one for us and didn't feel much like Christmas at all but now with 2021 looming and a higher rate of infection than in the first wave we must all continue to do our part in keeping this dreadful disease at bay.

I have been spending time tidying and organising my craft room - it had turned into a disaster zone after the busy lead up to Christmas with all my card making but now I am pleased to say that I can see the worktops and all the draws and shelves are arranged neatly. It feels so much calmer and easier to create when I can find what I need without having to rummage for it :)

I'd like to share a set of Christmas ATC's that I had made for the Christmas swap at Charmed Cards & Crafts. I used my Distress Oxide inks to create the background, then adhered die cut snowflakes cut from glitter card. The candle, poinsettia and holly dies are all cut from 'smooshed' distress oxide backgrounds using Marianne Design dies which I have heat embossed to create some texture and detail. The sentiment stamp is from a Penny Black set called 'Carolling Penguins' which I have heat embossed with gold EP and then cut into sections to fit the ATC. I added Art Glitter and glitter gems to the centres of the poinsettia.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Celebrate

Make My Monday - #138 Create Your Own Background in an Inky Way

Double D Challenge - Poinsettia

Little Red Wagon - #581 Merry Christmas

Crimbo Crackers -#222 ATG

CHNC Every Saturday - #522 ATG Christmas

Country View Challenge - Anything Christmas

It was very cold here this morning but it has brightened up now and I'm feeling quite industrious so I'm off to get started on some Thank You cards and Birthday cards for early January. I'm hoping to pop round some of your blogs later too, see you then.



Thursday 24 December 2020

Merry Christmas One and All

 Hi Crafters,

To wish all my friends in blogland a


and a




Tuesday 8 December 2020

Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge #572 - Add A Sentiment

Hi Crafters,

This week we are launching our very special "Mega Christmas Challenge" which runs for a whole month and ends on January 5th 2021. But to make up for the lack of challenges over the next few weeks we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

We have a simple theme of

It is Team 1 turn to share their inspiration with you this week and Team 2 will be back on December 22nd with their creations.
Here's mine...

Image & Sentiment - Honey Doo Stamp - Jingle Bells
Coloured with Promarkers
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder
Cheery Lynn Pierced Banner Die
Carnation Crafts Delightful Details Corner Die
Ribbon from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #663 ATG
Crimbo Crackers - #221 ATG Christmas
Colour Crazy Challenge - #48 ATG Colouring Challenge
CHNC Every Saturday - #519 ATG / Quick & Easy
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas
Crafty Calendar - Christmas Theme

So you can create any project so long as it has a sentiment somewhere on it and you must use your Winsor Newton Pro, Flex, Brush, Tria, Aqua or Metallic markers of course. Please could you help us by stating in your post where on your project you have used your markers. i.e. 'image coloured with Promarkers'. You are welcome to create Christmas themed projects as well as other occasions/celebrations as this will run on past the Big Day but we are limiting the number of entries per person to 3 for this challenge.

Now for the exciting bit....the Prizes!

Dies to Die For are offering 1 lucky winner a £20.00 gift voucher

Dies to Die For logo

Uniko Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 1 stamp set (must be in stock)


Di's Digi Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner a $6.00 gift voucher

Di's Digital Stamps

Dr Digi's House of Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

Dr Digi's House of Stamps

Leann’s World 101 are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images

Colour of Love digis are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images

All Dressed Up stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

Bugaboo Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 voucher

Cowling & Wilcox are offering 1 lucky winner a 12 pack of Promarkers (Manga set)

Did I mention it was a fabulous list?

For more inspiration from the rest of our design team members head over to the challenge blog HERE. We are looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you have made.

Take care,


Sunday 6 December 2020

Christmas Card Club Challenge #25 - Use Die Cuts

 Hi Crafters,

It's our last challenge of the year and Shaz has asked us to use 


I've been playing with my 'Santa's Helper' set of dies by Sizzix and created this fun little scene. I used an embossing folder from the Apple Blossom range for the background and inked the edges with Distress Ink and then added a festive ribbon.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #519 ATG Christmas

I still have more cards to make for Christmas even though I've been making them all year. The lockdowns and the fact that shops have been closed has sent more card orders my way as folks were having a difficult job finding greetings cards that they needed so I have been really busy this year....still it's kept me occupied and the time has gone so quickly. We are only 3 weeks away from the Big Day so I'd better get my skates on as they say.

Take care,