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 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 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' 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