Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge 2015...

Grab a cuppa and a biscuit (or two) and make yourself comfortable!
Good morning dear crafters, I hope you all had a fantastic week last week. This week Passion for Promarkers are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” which runs for a whole month and ends on 5th January 2016!  As both design teams have worked extremely hard once again this year, we all think they deserve a little break to catch up on last minute gifts and cards.  However to make up for the lack of challenges we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs!
Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “let’s celebrate”.  You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you follow the theme.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  Thanks x x
So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Letraset are generously offering one lucky winner a super bundle of goodies which includes:
2 x packs of Winsor & Newton Promarkers, 1 A4 bleedproof marker pad, 1 A4 pack of Safmat and 1 pack of transfers.
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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their store.
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Polkadoodles is offering one lucky winner 2 gorgeous digis called ‘Serenity Blossom’ and ‘Octavia Thinking’.
Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
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Little Claire Designs are offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
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Crafty Sentiments Designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
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The Ribbon Girl is offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
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Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!
We have asked both design teams to share some inspiration with you but as it such a long challenge we will be posting the inspiration from Team 1 today and then in two week’s time we will be posting inspiration from Team 2.
So here's my inspiration for the challenge -

I decided to colour up the fab freebie image that All Dressed Up offered as a 24 hour giveaway - she's called  All Dressed Up for Xmas.  I coloured her with my Pro/Flexmarkers and decided to keep the card quite simple because of all the detail in the image...
I'm not doing very well with all the Christmas preparations, to be honest and need to find some festive sparkle to give me a boost! I think it's because my youngest is no longer of the age to believe that it seems to have lost it's magic a little...it's not the same when they know!
I also promised myself that I would be organised this year and make presents earlier in the year...well, you can probably guess how that went?! Everyone I speak to agrees that Christmas needs to get away from the spending of money and more about the spending of time, but with the pressure - especially on parents who are bombarded by advertising for the latest and greatest games and gadgets - it's hard to just stop! We're made to feel that we have somehow failed if we do not get the gifts that have been asked for, or if there isn't a room full of presents to be opened...I'm feeling a little disillusioned by it all just now and need to find my inner Christmas!
Well that's enough...rant over...there's still enough time to save Christmas...pass me a mince pie! :)
I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas, however you spend it and that 2016 brings good health, prosperity and a little more crafty time to all of you!
I don't know how much I'll be posting over the festive period, as I still have so much to do, but will hopefully pop in and share what I'm up to...
Hugs and best wishes,
Lisa x

I'd like to enter my card into this month's All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Craft fair update...

Good evening, dear Blogger friends!  A quick post from me just before I go and feed the family to update you as to my recent fair - unfortunately it was a little on the quiet side, so all in all we did quite well considering Mum counted 22 people in total! It was better than a poke in the eye and everyone gave such lovely feedback.  The best sellers were the magnetic pegs (gonna have to make more of these) and Welsh Christmas cards, which always sell well as they are so hard to get nice ones. I have decided to have another go and will be stocking up my supplies for a stall at our local organic farm shop on the 6th December - that's once I've confirmed all the details, that is! It should be well attended because of where it is and you can get both local people and passers by stopping, so fingers crossed...
You may have also noticed that my Pinterest feed is full of beading projects at the moment - it must be that time of year again when I want to try a new hobby....like I need another one?!But have you seen some of these designs...oh my word, they're just divine!
Well, off to put the sausages on for tea - think I may just have to make myself some onion gravy to go with them! Have a lovely evening!
Lisa x

PS I must apologise again for crazy Blogger insisiting that some of my text needs to be set on the smallest setting, I really don't know what to do about it as I must have tried to change it realistically, 30 times! Let's just hope it's a temporary glitch and sorts itself out soon!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is coming....

..It sure is! Good morning, lovely Bloggers and a Happy Tuesday to you all! Can you believe that we are hurtling towards the end of November and I haven't even put a dent in my Christmas shopping list! I am trying to give more personal presents this year, either by making them myself or by making up gift baskets with a theme that the recipient will like (or that's what I'm hoping!) Plus I'm throwing in a few white elelphant gifts, just to try and put some fun back into the proceedings! I am feeling quite deflated about it all this year as my youngest is now of the age where he's not really a Santa believer (though won't come out and admit it in case there's repercussions!) and with only me liking the mince pies and Christmas cake, there seems to be no preparation or build up either! But despite this, I'm still looking forward to having hubby home for a fortnight and hopefully spending a bit of family time together!
Well, enough of that!  Christmas IS coming and that's my theme this week over at Passion for Promarkers - so I'd like to see all your festive creations, whether it be robins or reindeer, Santa or snowmen, get out your Letraset mediums and get colouring...Don't forget, you can mix your Letraset pens with other mediums and still enter into the challenge, just tell us where you've used your Promarkers, etc and you're still elligible to win the prize!...

For my card, I used a fab sketch from Sweet Sunday Challenge #294 and an image that I drew myself...
...The papers are scraps that were on my table at the time, though the plaid is from the birdhouse design set of 12 Cards of Christmas and the embossing folder is an Embossalicious one...
...The snowflakes are from a set of XCut ones that I recently bought which seemed excellent value as there were loads of dies on the sheet! The sentiment is Welsh for Merry Christmas and I finished with some Glossy Accents on the baubles, crystal glitter, buttons and sprinkles.
So, there you go, there's my contribution for your festive inspiration and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations and am sure will be kept busy visiting your blogs...Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog and see what my wonderfully talented teamies have been making and good luck in the draw!
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Merry Christmas until 14th Dec
Christmas closes today
Festive Fun closes today
Anything Goes - Holidays until 13th Dec 
*Okay, so does anyone know why Blogger keeps changing this text to smallest?!  I have changed it to normal size 100 times now and every time I view the post it reverts back to this tiny little writing!  Aarghh!*

Thursday, 12 November 2015

More craft fair stuff...

Good morning, everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful week so far - not long until the weekend, although Carol didn't get our hopes up this morning when she said that the forecast for North Wales over the weekend is one of 'exceptional' rainfall!! Better get the oars out! More like better make sure the cupboards are stocked as our little village tends to get flooded in from both sides if the rain is particularly bad! Here's hoping it's BBC weather being pessimistic!?!
Anyway, I thought I would pop in and share what I've been up to for the last week or more - creating for my craft fair next week...

...I currently have 16 sticky note pad holders, 10 money/gift card wallets, 27 corner bookmarks, 10 tall slim notepads with pens, 10 packs of magnetic pegs, 8 Merry Kiss-mas and a Chappy New Year lip balm holders, 18 simple Christmas cards (inspired by one of my all time favourite cards that the lovely Donna made for PfP over the Summer), 2 altered wooden hearts...and a partridge in a pear tree! Only kidding, though I wish I'd picked more of those wooden hearts up as I love how they've turned out! I'm hoping to get a few printed mugs done but am having a bit of an issue with the colour settings after changing ink cartridges, so will have to play a bit first!
I'll probably take my box of birthday cards and Mum's doing some pretty bird feeders and tissue boxes, so we'll hopefully have a nice selection of things - then all we need is for the people to turn up...and the weather to play fair!
Hope storm Abigail doesn't cause too much disruption this afternoon and overnight...batten down the hatches and stay indoors if you can! Have a terrific Thursday and I'll see you soon...
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Passion for promarkers - Autumn/Fall...

Good morning, dear Blogging buddies!  Another Tuesday has rolled around, so it's time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers...this week it's the lovely Julie in the hostess chair and she has chosen a seasonal theme of 'Autumn/Fall' so whether it be Autumnal colours or something that reminds you of Autumn, we'd like to see what your creativity comes up with...
We're being sponsored by Sassy Studios who are offering one lucky winner 4 digital images from their store...But don't forget....to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you MUST use your Letraset mediums!...Good luck!...
For my card I was inspired by Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #7 with it's fun sketch and tic-tac-toe board (unfortunately the challenge ended before this post, so I couldn't enter but maybe next time!?!)  I also took inspiration from the fabulous squashes that I saw in Lidl whilst out with my Mum and sister...

...The image is the pumpkin digi from A Year in Cards which I pasted into PS and manipulated to create the different shape squashes.  They were coloured with my Pro/Flexmarkers and here's the colour list for all you Letrasetters :
Left pumkpin - Ivory, Vanilla, Mustard, Moss, Forest Green, Sea Green
Centre pumkpin - Gold, Honeycomb, Pumpkin, Bright Orange, Spice
Right Pumpkin - Sunflower, Gold, Honeycomb, Nutmeg
Stalk - Pastel Beige, Khaki
I decoupaged the two outer pumkins using 3D glue gel and added some die cut Cottage Cutz oak leaves inked with Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed.  The paper is from the House set of Another Play on Words and the sentiment was made using individual letter stamps. To embellish I added some orange polka dot ribbon, wire twirls, a printed insert and my obligatory pearls!
So there you go!   I hope you can join in with our seasonal challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your Autumnal makes.  Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my talented teamies have created for your inspiration!
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
U is for Unlimited until 12th
Die Cuts and/or punches closes today
Layer on Layer closes today 

Monday, 9 November 2015

Angel workshop make...

A quick post from me before I have to sort out for kid's club this afternoon - this is what we made at class on Saturday...
...a pretty Christmas angel made from circle and heart dies, a bauble, pencil and branch log!  We then made an angel themed card using the ever so sweet Judikins Peeking Angels stamps, which we've had for ages!
Hope you're all having a great start to the week and I'll be back in the morning to share my DT card for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!
Lisa x

Friday, 6 November 2015

My hands are not idle...

Good morning, dear Bloggers of the world!  Despite my absence, I am still in creating mode...I have a craft fair in a fortnight and have been busy trying to make stocking filler type gifts to sell!  Hubby is wondering why Ebay keeps sending him messages saying that he's just bought 20 shopping list note pads or 24 sticky notes, or 42 wooden pegs and even 8 lip balms?! I am trying to come up with items that have a low selling price so that they  actually buy something! *(hopefully)*
One of my first items are some fun corner bookmarks in different styles...
...I would like to make some more of the kite and monster bookmarks but it's surprising how long it takes just to make a few items and I need to fill a table?! I have also made 18 Christmas cards so far, but will share them another time...I have magnetic pegs, post it note holders and pens, bottle top fridge magnets, lip balm holders, shopping list notepads...and yet still don't seem to have very much! Thankfully Mum is sharing the table with me so she'll hopefully fill up some of the space...I just hope it's all worthwhile!?! Though as they say, "nothing ventured, nothing gained!"
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend - we have a workshop tomorrow, so I'll try to remember and take a picture of what we're making and post it when I get home!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Passion for Promarkers - Spooky birthday...

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies!  It's TUESDAY - which means the start of another fab challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!  This week it's the lovely Eileen in the hostess chair and with Halloween just around the corner, she's chosen a theme of  'Spooky Birthday'...so we want to see your witches and vampires and mummys and ghosts adorning your creations...and anything else remotely spooky!
This week we are being sponsored by Bugaboo who are offering a $21.00 voucher to one lucky winner...Don't forget to be eligible to win the prize, you MUST use your Letraset pens/mediums...
For my card I HAD to use Frankie from the October design set of A Year in Cards...
...I used the papers from the same set and some spider's web mesh for a touch of texture.  The sentiments were also from the October set and I decided to go with three instead of just one!...
I coloured Frankie with my Pro/Flexmarkers and here's the colour list I used :
Skin - Lime Zest, Pear Green, Olive Green
Hair & boots - Black, Cool Grey 5, 4 & 3
Top - Honeycomb, Pumkpin, Spice, Saddle Brown
Trousers and collar - Amethyst, Purple, Slate
Patches - Pastel Beige, Khaki
Bell - Henna, Umber, Yellow, Mustard, Gold
Well that's it from me! I hope you can find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations - don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my talented teamies have been up to!
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Cute and/or Spooky until 31st
Orange/Purple/Black until 30th
Autumn or Halloween until 8th November
(Hope my card classes as Halloween, if not, please feel free to delete my entry) 
Papertake Weekly
Take your Pick
Halloween Hues until 2nd November

Monday, 26 October 2015

Mixing it up...

Good afternoon, dear Blogger buddies!  I know, I know, I am once again AWOL!  Mr Motivation is avoiding me with evasive manouevres - I am still crafting, it's just not things that I can share at the moment because it's for upcoming workshops or DT cards. My crafty table is now all clean and tidy so I'm hoping that will clear out the clutter in my brain aswell and I may find some inclination to create, just for the heck of it!
I am hoping to do a couple of Christmas craft fairs in the next month so have been making some post it note holders and gift card/money wallets...
...I've used decent Papermate pens and bagged each one with a header to write who the gift is to and from.  I'm also waiting for allsorts of other bits and bobs for me to alter - pegs to make peg fridge magnets, shopping list notebooks, bottle tops for more fridge magnets and I'm hoping to get some printed mugs done too. If anyone has any other ideas for some easy crafty items to sell, then I'd be grateful for the inspiration!
I've also made a quick card after being inspired by the lovely Donna's card here...
I used the Mixer image and Sewing and Lamp papers from A Play on Words and cased the fab layout that Donna used...think this will be one I'll be using again...
I used Labels Eleven for the image topper and a Nellie Snellen border, embellishing with some narrow pink satin ribbon, button and pearls.
Hope you've had a fab Monday and I'll be back in the morning with another fun challenge over at Passion for Promarkers...until then...
Lisa x

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Passion for Promarkers - doodling...

Morning, everyone!  It's a quick post from me this morning as I'm off to get my hair chopped!  It's Tuesday, so the start of another fab challenge over at Passion for Promarkers! yay!  This week it's the lovely Anna in the hostess chair and she has chosen the theme 'Doodling', so whether it's zentangle, faux stitching or a hand written sentiment (in which case, RESPECT!) as long as there's some doodling on your card, then it will qualify to be in the draw to win a fabby prize. Speaking of which, this week we are being sponsored by Polkadoodles who are offering 2 digi images (Serenity - butterfly kisses and stardust) to the lucky winner...
So I went with another fab layout that I saw over at Deconstructing Jen (will find the link later) and used the nail polish digistamp and sentiment from Another play on Words.  The papers are from the Makeup and baby set and I doodled using my fine liner black pen...
...I added some sprinkles to decorate (LOVE these at the moment!) and finished the inside with a writing panel (with doodled border) and another polka dot heart.
Well, that's going to have to be it for now - short and sweet, as I have to dash! Hope you can find the time to join in with our challenge this week and I look forward to seeing what you all make! Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what fabulous inspiration my talented teamies have created and good luck in the draw!
Lisa x

Friday, 2 October 2015

Sugar Sketch 30...

Good afternoon, my lovelies!  I've been having a play at my crafty table and decided to join in with this week's sketch over at Sugar Pea Designs.  I am so grateful for sketches at the moment as they really help to kickstart my creativity - I think without them, I would shuffle paper around from here to eternity!
...I decided to use the Owl image topper from Animal Antics and added the sentiment and a couple of balloons from one of the embellishments sheets.  The papers are from the Cat, Owl and Fish design sets and the sentiment is from the Owl set...
I added a touch of glitter and some Glossy Accents to his eyes, beak and feet (but guess what?! Yep, you guessed it - they don't show up very well in the photograph!) I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo DI and completed the inside with a writing panel and diagonal stripe of polka dot paper to match the front.
Looking now, I should've made the owl topper a little bit shorter in height, but once the layers are stuck together, it's a bit tough! Oh well!
So there's another week gone and we're into October, though you wouldn't know it from the weather - not that I'm complaining!  We have beautiful blue skies and sunshine again today and forecast the same for the next few days, so my washing machine will be on overdrive! Have a fantastic weekend!
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the Sugar Sketch Challenge - Sketch 30 which closes on the 11th October

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Orange flowers...

Good morning, Blogland!  Hope you're all having a fabulous week and enjoying the Autumnal sunshine here in the UK?!  Isn't it lovely to still be able to hang the washing out and grab five minutes sitting outside with a cuppa? Here's hoping it lasts a bit longer!...
So, yesterday, I mentioned a favourite blog of mine - Deconstructing Jen.  I have to say, this is probably my most visited blog EVER!  I just love her clean, modern style and never fail to find inspiration in her layouts and cards - whether it be a colour combo, design layout or image style, she ALWAYS kick starts my creativity! So if you have a few minutes to spare and want to see some really lovely cards, why not hop on over to her blog for a look and see for yourself?
For today's card I was inspired by one that Jen made back in April for the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge.  When I saw this card, I instantly knew I wanted to create something similar using the plant pot from Another Play on Words...
   I loved the orange colour tones and they are also rather apt for this time of the year, so coloured the digistamp image with my Pro/Flexmarkers...
...The layout is so simple that the image becomes the focal point of the card with just a few added touches in the string bow, pearls and touch of glitter.  I did add Glossy Accents to the large flowers to keep their vibrancy of colour, though the shine doesn't show up very well in the photo...(my wonderful photography skills as usual!).  I kept the inside quite simple with a plain writing panel and added a couple of leaves and petterned paper strip.
Well, that's it from me!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing my little creation and sharing one of my favourite blogs...Where do you find your inspiration?
Have a wonderful Wednesday, whatever you're doing!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Vive la Verve - September Week 1 sketch...

Good evening, dear blogging buddies!  How about this?! Don't see me for a fortnight, then twice in one day! I decided to try and shake off my lack of motivation by sitting at my crafty table for a couple of hours...I shuffled a bit of paper around for a bit, then had a nosey around on the web before (as usual) ending up at one of my all time favourite blogs - Deconstructing Jen (more about her in my next post...yes, there's more to come!) From here, I hopped over to the Vive la Verve Sketch Challenge - now I LOVE a good sketch and this blog is just full of fabulous inspiration!  I fell in love with Marisa's pretty aqua and pink card with super sweet birdie paper and decided to join in with September's sketch challenge, week 1...
...I decided to use the Weather plaid paper (one of my faves at the moment - I'm lovin' the yellow!), Make a Splash sentiment and rainbow and cloud embellishments from Another Play on Words...
...The embossing folder is Cuttlebug's Divine Swirls and I used the Blue swirl paper from the Travel set of Another Play on Words and a bit of aqua polka dot from the Sewing set of A Play on Words which happened to be on my table.  I finished the inside of my card with a printed insert and added another rainbow and cloud to coordinate.
Hope you like my creation and I'll be back tomorrow with another share! Wow!
A little bit crafty hugs,
Lisa x

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Vive la Verve September Challenge
Week 1 sketch
Take your Pick
Technique - dry embossing

Passion for Promarkers - Patchwork...

Good morning, lovely Bloggers!  My, oh, my....where did that fortnight go to?!  I am being a really BAD Blogger at the moment, mainly because I haven't been making anything!  Mum and I have been creating workshop cards and the rest of the time my crafty table remains empty...well, half empty...okay, not really empty at all just no production! Mr Mojo...well more like Mr Motivator...has left the continent, never mind the building! I can't seem to get the enthusiasm to create 'just because' - I thoroughly enjoyed creating my card for the Autumn/Halloween card swap that Nat (NGCards) is organising, but I think that was because it was being made for somebody, instead of being put in a box with all the others!...
Anyway, I have managed to get ahead a little with my DT cards, so have something to share for the start of today's new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  This week our lovely Shelly has chosen the theme 'Patchwork' - so whether they're pre made or handmade, we'd like to see those patches on your projects! We're being sponsored by Little Claire Designs who are offering one lucky winner a 'Quirky Quilts' paper pack...
Don't forget to be elligible to win the prize you MUST use your Letraset products...

I decided to use the sewing machine digi and patchwork paper from A Play on Words and decoupaged some of the patches using foam pads.  The image was coloured using my Pro/Flexmarkers and I added a large polka dot brad as a knob on the machine...
Colours used :
Linen, Vanilla, Mustard, Muted Pink, Tea Rose, Watermelon, Soft Aqua, Duck Egg, Surf Blue, Antique Pink, Ruby, Cool Grey 1 & 3, Sandstone, Caramel
...I replicated the layout on the inside, with a panel for writing your message on....et voila!
I hope you get the chance to join in with our fun challenge this week and if my card has given you some inspiration, can you please send some my way?! Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see the wonderful creations that my fabulous teamies have created this week...I have to say, they're pretty awesome!
Not so crafty hugs,
Lisa x

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Passion for Promarkers - All the Trimmings...

Good morning, lovely Blogger friends!  My these Tuesdays are rolling round quickly and I can't believe we're already half way through September!  It's funny how my mood changes along with this month and my Mojo seems to go out of the window on the Autumn breeze! I have been trying to organise my craft room...again...so that it can also be used for the purpose it should be - as a dining room!  At the moment the craft room is winning!  I just seem to have so much 'stuff' - the sort of stuff that you can't throw away but need to hold on to 'just in case', because you know the moment that you do you will need it the next day!?!
Anyway, on to why I'm here...it's a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this week it's the talented Nic (aka Coops) in the hostess chair and she's given us a nice easy theme of 'All the Trimmings'.  So we'd like to see all those pretty additions on your card, like lace, ribbon, twine, etc.
We're being sponsored by Polkadoodles who are offering 2 digis to the lucky winner - Twiggy & Toot Trimming the Tree and Bauble Wish...
I was asked to do a last minute Engagement card for a friend, so thought I would combine it with this week's challenge...
...I used the pretty Flowers Freebie that Sylvia Zet had on her blog (quite a while ago) and arranged it in PS with the sentiment.  The image was coloured with my Pro/Flexmarkers...which I'm going to have to start replenishing soon as some of them are starting to run out! Oh no!
Colour list :
Large flowers : Blender, Blue Pearl, Cornflower, China Blue
Small flowers : Blender, Dusky Pink, Coral
Leaves : Meadow, Leaf and Bright Green
Tha papers are a mix from A Play on Words, Animal Antics and Another Play on Words and the trimmings I added were ribbon and lace.  I also used a pretty heart dazzler, white and silver pearls, a touch of crystal glitter and some Liquid Pearls.
I hope you get chance to join in with our challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.  Hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my wonderful teamies have been up to and to enter!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Passion for Promarkers - Transport...

Good morning, my lovelies! It's Tuesday, which means there's a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!  This week it's the lovely Marie in the hostess chair and she's chosen a nice, easy theme of 'Travel/Transport' - so any project with some form of transport on it will fit the bill (as long as you use your Letraset mediums!)  We are being sponsored by Letraset who are offering one lucky winner a set of 12 Promarker pens (Set 1) - you can never have too many!
I decided to use the plane digistamp from Another Play on Words and made a DL card - I know, not a square!?!  I coloured the image with my Pro/Flexmarkers and used the Travel Swirl and Tech Star papers.  I embellishend with a couple of clouds from the embellishment set and a Travel sentiment.  I finished with some doodling as I felt the card just needed 'something', though I'm not quite sure now as it got a little wonky!  Note to self - if you're going to do doodling, do it before assembling the whole card!

Hope you get the chance to join in with our challenge this week and I look forward to visiting and seeing your fabulous creations! Hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog where you can see what my talented teamies have been up to for your inspiration!
Lisa x

Monday, 31 August 2015

Another Play on Words, now available!...

Good evening, dear Blogger friends!  Firstly, I must say a MASSIVE thank you to all of you who came along to Leigh show yesterday and came over to say 'Hi!' and purchase my disc!  I got some lovely feedback and saw some familiar faces, aswell as some new ones too!  I hope you are all enjoying playing with my designs and would love to see anything you make! So my disc is now available to purchase here on my blog - if you look on the left sidebar, you will see an Add to Cart button under the disc cover image.
I would also like to thank Pauline Taylor for your lovely email this morning - it really made my day!
Have a great evening,
Lisa x

Friday, 28 August 2015

Not long now!...

Good evening, everyone!  I can't quite believe that it's less than 2 days to Leigh Show!  I am busy getting everything ready and packed to bring for set up tomorrow, then it's SHOW DAY! ...
...I'm looking forward to seeing some regular faces and am anticipating a rather busy day with it only being a one day event this time.  If you're coming along, please come over and say 'Hi!', I'm not very good at remembering names, but I do recognise quite a few faces!
There are still a FEW tickets left, but not many, so if you haven't got yours already, hop on over to the Sincerely Yours website to find out how to book!
Happy crafting,
Lisa x

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Look Mum, clouds!...

Good afternoon, lovely peeps from a sunny, but showery North Wales!  I saw this card over on Pinterest and thought that I could make a variation using some of the embellishments from Another Play on Words.  As my Mum knows, I have a bit of a fetish for clouds at the moment - I don't know what it is, but I love to put them on cards! So here's my take on that pretty bunting card...
I have to say I am rather pleased with how it turned out and it's definitely 'my style'!  The clouds and bunting were both from the embellishment sheets and the rainbow coloured sentiment is from the Weather sentiments.
I know I am a bit of a tease showing you all these samples, but a) I can't help myself when I get an idea and b) just think of the inspiration that you'll have once the disc is available! Not long now!
Have a fabulous Wednesday, whatever the weather!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Crafty time...

Good morning, Blogging buddies!  It's a sunny start to the day here in North Wales, though I wonder how long it will last?!  I managed to get a bit of crafty time in yesterday and made a few more samples for Leigh Show on Sunday...
...This first card uses the gaming image and sentiment and a mixture of papers.  I had to add a strategically placed star to cover up a blob of glue that was determined it wasn't going to rub offf without leaving behind a lovely grey mark - but you would never know if I hadn't told you!?!...
Navy blue - 5.5 x 12.5cm and 2.5cm wide fishtail
Plaid (Gaming set) - 5 x 12cm
Brown - 4.5cm square
Blue star (Clock set) - 4cm square
Pearl green mat -7.8 x 9.8cm
Lime green polka dot (Gaming set) - 7.5 x 9.5cm
Light Blue - 6.3 x 8.3cm
Sentiment (Gaming set) - 6 x 8cm
Game controller image topper and star embellishments , buttons and twine
...Next up is a baby card using one of the flat toppers and papers from the Baby design set.  I added a couple of the flower embellishments and a pretty, lace bow...I have to say thanks to the lovely Lorraine who inspired me with the layout of this card after seeing her DT card for this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge...
Kraft mat - 14cm square
Cloud paper (Baby set) - 13.5cm square
Kraft mat - 11 x 14cm
Blue gingham (Baby set) - 10.5 x 13.5cm
Kraft mat - 7 x 14cm
Stripe (Baby set) - 6.5 x 13.5cm
Blue mat - 11.5 x 9cm
White - 11 x 8.5cm
Blue mat - 3 x 14cm
Star paper (Baby set) - 2.5 x 13.5cm
Blue triangle - 3cm square cut diagonally
Star paper triangle - 2.5cm square cut diagonally
Baby set Flat Topper and flower embellishments, lace bow
Polka dot paper (Baby set) - 14cm sqaure
White - 12cm sqaure
Flower and leaf embellishments and plant label sentiments 
Doodling and diamantes
...I really like the way this last card turned out just using some of the flower embellishments and plant label sentiments.  I even did a bit of doodling (how brave am I?!). I just love the simplicity of it...
Hope you're all having a good day, whatever you are doing - it's off to do a bit of housework for me and then maybe I'll get a bit more time at my crafty table later?!
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x