Friday, 15 June 2018

Twist and pop cards...

Good evening, crafty friends! I've been meaning to post these fab cards that the lovely Linda (one of the girls from our workshop) made using the twist and pop card template from my Etsy store...
Instead of using the butterfly or grapevine design elements that come with the card template, she mixed it up and used some of the images from my CDs...
For the first one, she used the BBQ toppers and papers from A Play on Words...

And the second used the travel images from Another Play on Words and the Globe from A Play on Words...
I love the way they turned out and it's so nice to see what someone else does with my designs! Thank you Linda for sharing your fab creations and allowing me to share them with my crafty friends!
Hugs,

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Make it Manly...

Good morning, crafty friends! Another Tuesday rolls around, which means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers! The lovely Hazel is in the hostess chair and she's given us a topical theme (with Father's Day on Sunday) of 'Make it Manly'...so we'd like to see all those masculine creations or something for the boys in our lives...
We're being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 3 digi images from their online store...
We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I went with, the ever so fun, Ten Gallon Ted!   I coloured him up with my Pro/Flexmarkers :
Skin - Blush, Dusky Pink, Coral
Hair - Champagne, Linen, Buttercup
Hat and Belt - Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Henna, Umber, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Neckerchief - Red, Berry, Crimson, Burgundy
Jacket - Denim, Cadet, Midnight Blue
Fur Chaps - Cool Grey 2, 3, 4, 5, Storm Cloud
Shoes - Cool Grey 3, 4, 5, Storm Cloud, Black
I added real string to the lasso, cutting slits at the edge of his trousers and threading it behind the image...
I created a U shaped card to give plenty of dimension and added the Spellbinders Rustic Western Elements fence die, and grass and cloud dies in the background.  I made a sheriff's badge from gold cardstock, thinking it would be a good place to add an age number and finished off with a Birthday sentiment...
It looks like the good weather may finally be coming to an end, as it's much cooler here today...it is always a shock to the system to get change after such a lengthy spell of sunshine, but hopefully, it'll be back before we know it! We may just squeeze another day of fair weather until the rain comes in...
Enjoy your Tuesday, whatever you're up to and I look forward to hopping over to see all your wonderful creations, if you can find the time to play along!
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
#143 Sketch or Anything Goes until the end of the month
Anything Goes optional Ribbon or Twine closes 14th
#533 Anything Goes closes tomorrow
June Anything Goes until the end of the month

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes...

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies and a happy Tuesday to you all! The sun is shining and we are recovering from a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend spent away in our campervan, Daisy...though it's back to earth with a bump today, playing catch up with all the household chores and washing!
I hope you're enjoying the fabulous taste of Summer that we're having (I am being optimistic that there will be more to come later in the year?!) whatever you're up to...
But for now, I would like to say a BIG thank you to those of you that took the time to play along with our special Anniversary challenge last week and let you know about our brand new challenge which starts today over at Passion for Promarkers...
It's the lovely Sue in the hostess and she's given us the easiest theme there is...'Anything Goes', so whether it's a card or other project, as long as you use your Letraset/Winsor & Newton mediums, you can be in with a chance of winning this week's prize, which is a choice of 2 digis from the fun Dr Digi's House of Stamps...
We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I decided to go with something for the boys...
I created this fun slider card using the Retro Rocket image from Dr Digi and 3D decoupaged it for a bit of dimension...
The background was created using Candied Apple and Dusty Concord Distress Inks plus Tuxedo Black Memento, which I then spritzed with water to give the galaxy effect. The Rocket slides to reveal the sentiment 'Hope your day is out of this world!', and I added some die cut stars and a few diamantes to finish off this simple kinetic card...
I hope you can find the time to play along with our easy challenge this week and look forward, as always, to see what you have created...
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes optional Masculine closes tomorrow
#68 Anything Goes closes today
Little Boy Blue closes tomorrow
(I've made a card for a boy)
May challenge Anything Goes


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Passion for Promarkers - 9th Anniversary challenge...

*** WARNING – LONG POST ***
Grab a cuppa and a biscuit (or two) and make yourself comfortable!
Good morning dear crafters...hope you had a wonderful week last week and managed to fit some crafting into your busy schedules.  We have a very special challenge starting this week over at Passion for Promarkers, as it's our Birthday! Can you believe that the lovely Denise and Gina started up this fun challenge, to share their love of all things Letraset/ Winsor & Newton, a whole 9 years ago?!...and I have been a member of the DT for over 5 now?! Wow! Where did that go?! It only seems like yesterday that I posted my first ever challenge post HERE...
As it's a special challenge we have a really easy theme for you of "birthday creations".  As the title suggests we simply want you to make something for a birthday – simples eh!  We expect to see lots of entries this week but please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.
As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual .  Here we go....
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DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher
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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
Dies to Die For logo
Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice
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A Day for Daisies are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher
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Di’s Digi Stamps are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher
Di's Digital Stamps
Cowling & Wilcox are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of Promarkers (vibrant tones)
Cowling & Wilcox logo
All Dressed Up stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice
All Dressed Up stamps
Wow! What fantastic prizes...wish I could enter!!
This week is one of my favourites of the year, firstly because it's my hubby's birthday week and secondly because it's Chelsea Flower Show!...I have a real passion for plants and would love to have a beautiful garden like you see on the telly...maybe one day?! With Chelsea in mind, I had to go with a floral theme, using the Hibiscus digi image from Say it with Flowers CD-Rom...
I really like this card layout and love the pop of hot pink that I used to colour the pretty flower. The papers were all from the Hibiscus set from my CD-Rom and the sentiment was one I found in my scrap drawers...I am on a mission to try and use up more of my scraps as I think that they are secretly multiplying in the night?!
I hope you can find the time to join in with our Birthday celebrations and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations! Both Teams have made cards to give you plenty of inspiration and you can see them all at the Passion for Promarkers blog...
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the I Love Promarkers 'Anything Goes' challenge which closes on the 28th May (click the link above to play along)



Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Photo inspiration...

Good morning, crafty friends! Wow! What a fabulous long weekend we had here in North Wales...the sun shone and we had a mad busy time trying to get all the jobs ticked off our, seemingly never ending, list of things to do! We managed to squeeze in a couple of barbecues (at little man's request, though I will never refuse the opportunity for hubby to cook and I have to admit, he's a dab hand with the coals!) Some jobs, unfortunately, created more and there's also a list of stuff for me to do in the house too, so there will be no peace for the wicked!

The sun is still trying to shine, for now...and it's Tuesday...which means a brand new challenge starts today over at Passion for Promarkers. This week it's the lovely Shelly in the hostess chair and she's given us a Photo Inspiration theme to follow...
We are being sponsored by Time for Tea Designs who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 3 digital images from their Etsy store...

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TimeforTeaDesigns?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar

We were lucky enough to get a choice of image to play with and I went with the ever so sweet 'Girl with Giant Ice Cream'...
I used the photo colour scheme as inspiration, picking out the lime green, creams and touch of hot pink...
I coloured the image with my Pro/Flexmarkers and added some cream hessian for a bit of texture. With the topic of the image being so summery, I thought I could get away with adding a couple of my favourite crafty embellishments...clouds!

Right, now it's over to you!...If you would like to play along with our fun challenge this week, then get out your pens and hop over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to enter your creation and I look forward to popping by to see what you've all made!

I'm off to finish painting the bathroom - just one of the jobs on my to do list...have a terrific Tuesday, whatever you're doing and I'll be back soon with some craftiness.
Hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes optional flowers closes 10th
Anything Goes closes today
Anything Goes until 24th
Anything Goes closes tomorrow

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Christmas heart plaque...

Good morning, Blogger buddies! What a lovely morning we are getting up to here in North Wales - the sun is shining and I've been crafting! Now don't fall over or anything...I've made something for Christmas?!....I know...and it's not even December?!...
...I inked and stencilled the background with Distress Inks and over stamped with a text stamp for more depth, then started adding 'stuff'...I don't want to keep chucking stuff at it, but don't know if it is Christmassy enough?! Maybe it needs some holly leaves or something?
I have another 2 of these large mdf hearts, so if you have any inspiration for what I could do with the other two, I would be most appreciative!
Have a terrific Tuesday, whatever you're up to and don't forget that there's a brand new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers with Team 2 in the hot seats and a theme of 'Embossing' (wet or dry)...
Hugs,

Thursday, 26 April 2018

New Etsy listings...

Good morning, crafty friends! I am trying my hardest to find some crafty motivation and get in the right frame of mind for creating, both physically and digitally...and although it is still hard, I feel I am slowly finding the inspiration to draw again!
I know I have neglected my little, online corner of Blogland and am hoping to resolve this as my motivation and inspiration returns! For now, I have two new card kits that have been listed in my Etsy shop and are also available at CraftsuPrint...



I have created two Twist and Pop kinetic cards - one with pretty butterflies and the other with my Grapevine and wine images. The card kits come with the printable template for creating the card base and mechanism, all the decorative panels, with decoupage layers and photographic instructions on how to create the card base. They are priced at £1.99 each and are available now...
I hope you like my kinetic cards and hope to be back with some more paper creations soon...
Crafty hugs,