Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Lets's Celebrate at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are all keeping well.

Today I am here to remind you about the Passion for Promarkers Challenge which started 2 weeks ago and runs until the 5th January 2016.
This time the theme is
Let's Celebrate
For this challenge we have loads of fabulous sponsors, please see the challenge blog for the full details.
I made a Christmas card using a fabulous digital stamp from Sassy Cheryl


Items Used:
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - Echo Park
Sentiment - MFT Cheerful Xmas Greetings
Memory Box Stitched Snowflakes
Startdust Stickles.


Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today and for all your kind comments and messages regarding my daughter. I am pleased to say she is making a steady improvement but we know will take a while before she is fully recovered. We are so grateful for all the help and support we have received and we are looking forward to spending a wonderful Christmas together with the family.
With that in mind I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and 
all the best for the New Year.
Sending big hugs, 


Saturday, 5 December 2015

Anything Christmas Goes at A Gem of a Challenge



Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope all well with you and that you are having a good weekend.
This is another scheduled post so I hope it works!

Today is the start of a new
A Gem of a Challenge
This time the theme is
Anything Christmas Goes

The prize for the winner is 2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.

Pink Gem have so many cute Christmas images to choose from. For my card I decided to use the adorable Jolly Robins.



Items Used:
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Sentiment - MFT Cheerful Xmas Greetings
Papers - LOTV
Dies - Die-Namics Cross Stitched Rectangle Stax
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders
Memory Box Stitched Holly Leaves
Stardust Stickles


Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today.Your support and encouragement means so much to me. Please don't feel that you have to leave a comment, I know how busy everyone is at this time of year and I feel bad for not having the time to return the favour at the moment.

Sending big hugs






Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Christmas Trees at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are all well.

I am here to let you know that today is the start of a new
This week the theme is 
Christmas Trees
For this challenge we are sponsored by

As you may know I am having a little break from blogging at the moment whilst I take some time out to look after my daughter who is unwell. However, the sponsors for this challenge A Day for Daisies had already kindly sent me an image to use for this week so I have made a quick card to share with you. 



Coloured with Promarkers
Die-Namics Blueprints 14
Wild Rose Studio Snowflake corner die
Sentiment - LOTV


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, you continued support and encouragement means so much to me. 
I am not sure when I shall be around to visit your blogs, I am hoping it won't be too long as I am really missing seeing what you are all up too! I hope you understand.
Bye for now
sending big hugs ♥

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Shopping at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends
I hope you are well and having a good week.
Another scheduled post from me so I hope it works!

Today is the start of a new
This week the theme is 
Shopping
For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful

I have used one of DigiStamp Boutique's fabulous images for my card


Items Used:
coloured with Promarkers and Flexmakers
Papers - Maja Designs Summer Crush  (from Dies to Die for)
Kraft cardstock
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Stamps
Die-Namics Crossed Stitched rectangle Stax
Die-Namics Flower and Leaf Trio
White Adhesive Pearls


Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and good wishes sent to my daughter, your kindness means so much and I appreciate you visiting my blog even though I am not finding time to return the favour to you at the moment.
Bye for now
hugs




Saturday, 7 November 2015

Christmas Critters at A Gem of a Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you.

Thank you all so much for your kind comments regarding my daughter.
Thankfully she is now back at home to continue with her recovery. She is still very poorly, she won't be going back to college for a while and needs a lot of support at the moment so I may not be have time to visit your blogs for now.

Luckily I made this card some time ago ready for the new
A Gem of a Challenge
This time the theme is
Christmas Critters

The prize for the winner is 2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.

I have used the adorable Igloo Bears digital stamp. The card shape has been made with a Go-Kreate die.



Items Used:
Coloured with Promarkers
Go-Kreate Frilly Frame #1
Hero Arts Snowflakes bu Lia Stamp Set
Silver Gems
Stardust Stickles


Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. Your continued support and encouragement means so much to me.
I'm not sure when I will be around to visit your blogs, hopefully it won't be too long as I miss seeing all your fabulous creations.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Bye for now
hugs




Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Embossing at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends
I hope you  are well and having a good week. This is a scheduled post so I hope it works.

Sorry I haven't been around at all lately. My daughter was admitted to hospital 12 days ago and I have been spending as much time as possible with her whilst she makes a recovery. We are taking one day at a time at the moment,

Anyway, today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge
This week the lovely Donna has picked the theme of 
Embossing
For this challenge we are sponsored by Polkadoodles

For my card, I have heat embossed the flowers and sentiment using white powder and used a pretty Nellie Snellen embossing folder for the background.




Items Used:
Stamp - Clearly Besotted Stamps, Beautiful Friend
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Sentiment - Taylored Expressions Notable Blooms
Embossing Folder - Nellie Snellen
Die-Namics In and Out Stitched Square Stax



Thank you once again for your continued support and encouragement, it means so much to me.
I promise to take a look at your blogs as soon as I can.

Bye for now
hugs









Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Lots of Layers at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge.
This week our theme is 
Lots of Layers
For this challenge we are sponsored by
DigiStamp Boutique, prize - £10 voucher 
and
Letraset, prize - a pack of Promarkers


 I made a pretty easel card with the adorable Birthday Nell from DigiStamp Boutique one of our fabulous regular sponsors.





Items Used:
Digital Stamp - DigiStamp Boutique Birthday Nell
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Sentiment - Penny Black
Papers - Echo Park, Bundle of Joy A New Addition
Dies - Signature Dies, Classic Heart Edger
Memory Box Stitched Square Layers
La-La Land Heart Banner
Creative Expressions Perfect Peony Complete Petals


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. I really do appreciate it and always love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs



Saturday, 10 October 2015

Spots and/or Stripes at A Gem of a Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

Today is the start of a new 
A Gem of a Challenge
This time I have picked the theme and its
Spots and/or Stripes

The prize for the winner is 2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.


For my card I have used the adorable Christmas Kitty and Friend with some pretty papers from LOTV using one of my favourite colour schemes.



Items Used:
Digital Stamp - Pink Gem Designs Christmas Kitty and Friend
Coloured with Promarkers
Die-Namics Crossed Stitched Rectangles
Craftwork cards Sentiment
Crystal Glamour Dust
Twine and snowflake button - The Ribbon Girl


If you take a look at A Gem of A Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
bye for now
hugs

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Mr Flurry - DigiStamp Boutique DT card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends
I hope you are well and having a good week.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last card, you're all so kind!
Today I am here to share my DigiStamp Boutique DT Card

I had fun making a shaker card with the fabulous Mr Flurry.


Items Used:
Digital Stamp - DigiStamp Boutique Mr Flurry
Coloured with Promarkers
Paper- Carta Bella All Bundled Up
Dies - Memory Box Stitched Snowflake Circle Frame
Memory Box Twilight Snowflakes
Die-Namics Blueprints 14
All Occasions Word Set 070
Sequins
Red Adhesive Gems



Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Spots and/or Stripes at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are all well and having a good week.

Once again I am apologising for not being around so much at the moment, thanks for sticking with me and continuing to leave me such kind comments.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge.
This time I have picked the theme of
Spots and/or Stripes
For this challenge we are sponsored by
Crafty Sentiments Designs with a prize of 3 digis.

As I have been short of time, I admit to sharing a card that I made a while ago which fortunately fits the theme.


Items Used:
Stamp - LOTV Take it Easy coloured with Promarkers
Papers -  LOTV County Gent and Country Lady
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Stamps
Die-Namics Pierced Rectangle Stax
Memory Box Arboscello Tree
Kraft cardstock


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

The Pencil Case Challenge - Creepy or Autumn colours

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. I truly appreciate your continued support and encouragement and always enjoy ready any comments you may wish to make.
I hope to be around to visit your fabulous blogs very soon.
Hugs







Thursday, 24 September 2015

It's Anything Goes at the Sugar Bowl Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are all well and having a good week.

Today is the start of a new Sugar Bowl Challenge
 where the theme is 
Anything Goes
 using a Sugar Nellie image
As always one lucky winner of this challenge gets to choose 4 sweet Sugar Nellie digis
and
a second prize winner will receive 2 Sugar Nellie digis

For my card I have used the adorable Warm Winter Wishes.
I have used a Hero Arts set to stamp some snowflakes around the image.



Items Used:
Digital Stamp - Warm Winter Wishes from Funky Kits
coloured with Promarkers
Hero Arts mini clear snowflakes stamp set
Sentiment - DigiStamp Boutique
Die-Namics Blueprints 14
Memory Box Precious Hearts
Papers - LOTV
Stardust Stickles
Crystal Glamour Dust
Silver Gems
Blue ink pad

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - beginning with p
Moving along with the Times - Hats & Scarves
Allsorts Challenge - Sparkle
Crafty Cardmakers and More- Make it Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - It will soon be here!
Crafty Gals Corner -Sparkle and Glitter
Fab 'n' Funky -  Cute Critters and/or Christmas


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. Your continued support and encouragement means so much to me and I love to read any comments you may wish to make.
bye for now
hugs

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Boys will be boys at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week.
Sorry for not being around so much lately, once again things are hectic here and I have been spending less time on the computer. Hopefully I will be around to visit your fabulous blogs soon.

Today is the start of a new
This week our fun theme is 
Boys will be boys

Our sponsor for this week is the wonderful  DigiStamp Boutique
with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner.

DigiStamp Boutique have loads of fabulous images suitable for males, for my card I have used Ralph Parfect Day, I love the fun sentiment which is included with the image.


Items Used:
Digital Stamp and Sentiment - DigiStamp Boutique - Ralph Parfect Day
coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - MME
Die-Namics Cross Stitched Circle Stax
Bundled Sage Distress Ink


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card today.Your continued support and encouragement means so much to me and I love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now.
hugs




Thursday, 17 September 2015

Pippin Penguin - DigiStamp Boutique DT Card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week. 

I am here today to share my DigiStamp Boutique DT card featuring the adorable Pippin Penguin
For my card I have used the black outline image, there is also a fabulous coloured image with this set.
The holly leaves are from the wonderful Christmas Accents Set .


Items Used:
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - LOTV Festive Trimming
Sentiment - LOTV Christmas Sentiment Tags
Memory Box Stitched Square Layers
Stardust Stickles
White Fine-line pen
Red Button Twine - The Ribbon Girl


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Graph'It - Christmas colours
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and look at my card today, I really do appreciate your continued support and encouragement. I always enjoy reading any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs


 


Saturday, 12 September 2015

Boys, Boys, Boys! at A Gem of a Challenge


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend. 
Some of my lovely friends are going through difficult times at the moment so I am sending special hugs to those in need of them.

Today is the start of a new 
A Gem of a Challenge
This time the theme is
Boys, Boys, Boys! 

The prize for the winner is 2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.

I have used the adorable Dragon Josh and coloured him to match some very old Dovecraft papers.
The sentiment is from a set by Whimsy Stamps, I had competely forgotten I had this set until I found it whilst looking for something else! So I shall be entering my card into the lovely Darnell's wonderful NBUS Challenge.



Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals
Die-Namics Cross Stitched Rectangle Stax
Woodware small and medium star punches


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
    My NBUS is the Whimsy Stamps Sentiment



Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. Your continued support and encouragement means so much to me and I always enjoy reading any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
bye for now
hugs




Thursday, 10 September 2015

Colour Flower Set - DigiStamp Boutique DT card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you and that you are having a good week.

I am here today to share 2 cards that I have made using a couple of images from the wonderful new 
The set contains a variety of flower with both black line art and pre-coloured images, together with the sentiment and banner I have used. There is also a gorgeous floral wreath which could be used for so many different occasions.



Items Used:
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Die-Namics Blueprints 14
Memory Box Stitched Square Layers
Doodlebug Sprinkles




Items Used:
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Die-Namics Cross Stitched Circle Stax
Whimsy Double Scallop Doily Die
Doodlebug Sprinkles


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
bye for now
hugs



Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Use a Sentiment at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge.
This week our theme is
Use a Sentiment
For this challenge we are sponsored by
Michele R Designs with a €10 voucher for the winner.

I have used a gorgeous digital-stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil, I love colouring flowers. I have kept my design very simple as you can see!




Items Used:
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment- Clearly Besotted Stamps
Small butterfly punch

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge - Anything Goes W/Mo image (optional for a teacher)


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. Your continued support and encouragement means so much to me and I always enjoy reading any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs



Saturday, 5 September 2015

Waddles Rainbow Fun - Dies to Die for DT Card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

I have had fun making a card to share with you today using some gorgeous goodies from Dies to Die for.

The adorable penguins are from Your Next Stamp - Waddles Rainbow Fun the rainbow, cloud and sentiment are all included in the set. They have been cut out using the matching die set.
The dotty background has been created with a Die-Namics die and the colourful papers are by Taylored Expressions.



Items Used:
Stamp and Sentiment - Your Next Stamp - Waddles Rainbow Fun
coloured with Promarkers
Dies- Your Next Stamp Waddles Fun Die
Die-Namics Peek a Boo Dots
Die-Namics Stitched Snow Drifts
Paper - Taylored Expressions - 6x6 Paper Pack - Double the Fun



Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card today, your continued support and encouragement means so much to me and I always enjoy reading any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Bye for now
hugs





Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Animals at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends
I hope you are well and having a good week.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge
This time our theme set by the lovely Lorraine is
Animals
For this challenge we are sponsored by A Day for Daisies.

My card features a fabulous image from Mo's Digital Pencil.

coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Pawprint Lattice
Memory Box Stitched Square Layers
Small gold gems
Scalloped edge card blank

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Mos Digital Challenge - Anything Goes with a Mo image


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. Your support and encouragement means so much to me and I love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs



Saturday, 22 August 2015

Playful Kitten - Dies to Die for DT card

Hello my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are all well and happy.

At last I have a card to share with you which is my DT card for Dies to Die for.

I have used one of the stamps from the Wee StampsPlayful Kittens set. There are 3 other equally cute kittens in the set and it is on sale at a reduced price the moment too!
The gorgeous papers are Dovecraft Sweet Paris and the beautiful flower is made with Die-Namics Layered Rose.


Items Used:
Die-Namics Layered Rose
Die-Namics Blueprints 14
Die-Namics Layered Leaves
Impression Obsession Butterflies
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen



Thank you for sticking with me and for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. Your support and encouragement means so much to me and I love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
bye for now
hugs


Saturday, 15 August 2015

One for the Girls at A Gem of a Challenge


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend. 

Today is the start of a new 
A Gem of a Challenge
This time the theme is
One for the Girls 

The prize for the winner is 2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.


It was my beautiful youngest daughter's 16th birthday yesterday, this is the card I made for her - she adores dinosaurs and thankfully she loved her card too!


Items Used 
Digital Stamps - Pink Gem Designs Dina Dinosaur and Dino Dinosaur
coloured with Promarkers
Papers -  Marianne Designs Eline's Fresh Flowers
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:


Thank you for stopping by to look at my card today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. I will be round to look at your lovely blogs very soon.
bye for now,
hugs

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Fun in the Sun at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

Just popping by quickly to let you know that today is the start of a new
This time our theme is
Fun in the Sun!
For this challenge we are sponsored by

I have created a fun Summer scene with some fabulous MFT stamps and stitched dies!



Items Used:
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Papermania Colossal Paper pack
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Die-Namics Stitched Snow Drifts
Stardust Stickles


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Sparkles Forum Challenges -  Sun, Sea and Sand
Stamping Sensations -  August Anything goes with a stamp and die
Allsorts - inspired by Summer


Thank you so much for sticking with me whilst things continue to be hectic here. I really do appreciate your support and encouragement.  I hope to be catching up with your wonderful creations later on.

Bye for now
hugs






Thursday, 6 August 2015

Milly Mouse - DigiStamp Boutique DT card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week.
Things are very hectic here at the moment so I apologise if I have missed commenting on any of your fabulous blogs, I do try to catch up in the evenings if I can.

So, I am here today to share my DigiStamp Boutique DT card.
My card features  another of the cute images from the Milly Mouse All Occasions Set
as you can see I have coloured her brown instead of grey time.




Items Used:
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Stamps
Die-Namics Crossed Stitched Circle Stax
Marianne Design Circle, Flower and Leaf Stitch Die
Woodware Daisy Punch
Papers - Some more old ones, possibly DCWV or Kay and Co?

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Sketch Saturday - # 372 Fabulous sketch











Papertake Weekly  - Anything Goes with the option of torn edges



Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. Your support and encouragement means so much to me and I always enjoy reading any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs





Monday, 3 August 2015

Harvest Home at the Without Words Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and had a good weekend.

Today is the start of a new Without Words Challenge
This month our theme is
Harvest Home (Fruit and/or Vegetables)
For this challenge we are sponsored by the fabulous

I have used one of my favourite Penny Black Stamps. The strawberry was made with a heart shaped gem topped with a punched flower which I folded to look like leaves.

The sentiment is a freebie from the wonderful and generous Hannelie which you can find here - she has loads of fabulous free sentiments on her blog and her card designs are amazing too!



Items Used:

Stamp - Penny Black - Strawberry Jam
coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Freebie from Hannelie's blog 
Die-Namics Crossed Stitched Rectangles
Papers - Doodlebug Design
Heart Shaped Gem
Small Daisy punch


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

I ♥ Promarkers - 3 or more layers
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes - Birthday

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. Your support and encouragement means so much to me and I love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs



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