Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Passion for Promarkers - Back to School...

...Thank goodness!  Why is it that the Summer holidays seems to turn all routine on it's head and suddenly you can't get done in a week what you normally do in a day?!  It'll be back to normality again from tomorrow, although I find it takes a few days to adjust and before that, it is a very special day today...it's my little man's 11th Birthday!  A HUGE Happy Birthday Joshua, have a wonderful day and we love you loads! xxx

So, anyway, it's Tuesday (again!) and time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers.  This week, it's the talented Lou Mac in the chair and she has aptly chosen the theme 'Back to School'.  We are being sponsored by the wonderful Whiff of Joy who are offering one lucky winner the chance to choose 1 stamp from their store (as long as it's in stock)...
http://www.whiffofjoy.ch/
Don't forget to be eligible to win the prize, you MUST use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.


...I decided to use my Prima School Memories paper pad as I though it would be just perfect for the theme and teamed them up with Digistamp Boutiques Off to School Rosie...
...Rosie was coloured with my Pro/Flexmarkers and here's the colour list for all you Letrasetters!
Skin : Blush, Dusky Pink, Soft Peach
Hair : Nutmeg, Saddle Brown, Auburn
Ribbons and tie : Amaranth Red, Crimson, Burgundy
Apple : Red, Crimson, Leaf Green, Bright Green
Skirt : Cool Grey 1, 3, 4 & 5 (still can't find my Cool Grey 2!)
Bag : Cerise, Shocking Pink, Vermillion
Shoes : Sandstone, Caramel, Umber, Black
Dove Grey for the shadows on her blouse and socks

...I cut a ruler from one of the papers and attached using foam tape with a paper clip and hand stamped sentiment...
...I decorated the inside to match with the second half of the sentiment which reads 'in your new school' - I thought this would make an excellent card for someone going up to high school.  I felt that there was something missing ( you know, as you do!?!) and decided to take inspiration from our lovely hostess Lou Mac and add some bling in the form of star buttons, diamantes and liquid pearls.
I hope you like my little creation and can find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week!  Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what fabulous inspiration my wonderful teamies have to share with you and I look forward to seeing what you make!
Big crafty hugs,


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Back to School
Anything Goes/ Back to School
Back to School
Back to School
Back to School
Anything Goes



Monday, 1 September 2014

Papercraft@Leigh...

Good morning, lovely Bloggers!  Firstly, I must say a HUGE shout out to everyone who came along to the Sincerely Yours Papercraft@Leigh Show over the weekend!  It was lovely to see some familiar faces and a lot of new ones, and to get some really nice feedback for my discs and samples...thank you so much for the support, it spurs me on to continue designing!

(You can view some of the cards I have made using the disc by scrolling down to the Labels section in the left hand side bar and clicking on A Play on Words)

As promised, I have put together some instructions on how I make my pop up box cards and just hope that you can follow them!! :)  Here's a couple of pictures of the finished items :

You can view photographic instructions on my Tutorials page, by clicking the Tutorials tab at the top of this blog.  You will also find the instructions on how to assemble my Box Frame which you can download the template here.  (IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU COULD LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GET ON WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS)

If you would like to print off written instructions with pictoral diagrams for the pop up box cards, to keep for future reference, you can do so here.

Once again, many thanks to all of you who came along to the Show and came to see me and I hope you enjoy using my tutorials to create some fabulous pieces!  Don't forget, I'd love to see what you make, so you can always send me an email with your creations, or a link to your blog post if you have one!

Big crafty hugs,

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Passion for Promarkers - Sketch by Lou...

Good afternoon, my lovelies!  Apologies for the lateness of my post but I feel as if I am chasing my tail at the moment!  So, let's get down to business and tell you about this week's new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers - this week it's the lovely Loopy Lou in the chair and she has a fabulous sketch for us to work with!
This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Digistamp Boutique who are kindly offering one lucky winner a £10 voucer to soend in their online store...
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/


Don't forget to be eligible to win the prize, you MUST use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.

We were given the opportunity to choose an image to work with (thanks, Sally-Ann!) and I chose Bobbi Bear with Christmas Tree...
...The paper is one that has been hanging around in my stash for years!  i kept the design quite simple and followed the sketch as is...
...Bobbi was colooured with my Pro/Flexmarkers and framed using Spellbinders Labels Seventeen and Petite Oval dies...
...Well, that's it...short and sweet from me today!  I hope you can find the time to join in with our challenge this week and don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my lovey teamies have made for your inspiration!
Hugs,
Lisa x

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Princess Tilda in Lilac...

Good morning, Blogland!  I'm back today to share another of my Princess Tilda cards...
...This time I coloured her dress in lilac tones and had my first attempt at colouring black hair!  I also changed the skin tone a little, using Blush, Soft Peach and Coral.  The pretty paper is from Prima's Hello Pastel pad and I thought it was too pretty to cover over, so kept the layout quite simple.  I added some bling to Tilda's tiara and shoes and a touch of glitter around the edge of her dress.  I finished with a few pearls and a couple of polka dot buttons...
...Speaking of buttons, don't forget there's still plenty of time to enter into my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers which is 'Button it!'.  All you have to do is add a button on your creation and colour your image with any of the Letraset family of pens to be in with a chance of winning 4 digis from the fabulous Sassy Studio Designs, so hop on over to the PfP blog to enter and see what my wonderful teamies have made for your inspiration!
Well that's it from me, short and sweet today as there is a huge pile of ironing with my name on it! (unfortunately!) Have a wonderful Wednesday...
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Inspired by a song or movie
(The Princess Diaries)
Anything Goes
Make it Digital

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Passion for Promarkers - Button it!...

Good morning, dear Blogger friends!  Tuesday's rolled around again (they seem to come so quickly these days!) which means that it's time for another great challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!  This week, it's my turn to host and I have chosen a nice easy theme of 'Button it!'  So as long as you put a button somewhere on your creation, you'll be in with a chance of winning 4, yes that's right...4 (!) digis from the fabulous Sassy Studio Designs, who are sponsoring us this week...
http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Don't forget to be eligible to win the prize, you MUST use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.
We were lucky enough to receive a digi to play with for this week's challenge and I got to use the ever so sexy Lager Pin-up Sassy...
 ...I decided to make a DL card as it meant that I could use a nice large image and because I haven't made one for sooo long!  The papers are all from my stash and determined the colour scheme - I am loving yellow on cards at the moment, maybe because of all the sunshine we've been having, but don't seem to have very much in the way of yellow papers!...
...I coloured Sassy with my Pro/Flexmarkers (of course!) and added some glitter to the lager froth and Glossy Accents to the bubbles on the glass (though neither show up with my amazing photography skills!?!)  I added a few diamantes and the obligatory buttons in the form of white and aqua star buttons, a stamped sentiment and I was done!
I hope you get the chance to join in with my theme this week and look forward to visiting all your blogs to see your wonderful creations!  Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my uber talented teamies have been up to!  Thanks for popping by and I'll be back soon with some more craftiness!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
 I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Polka Dots
Anything Goes
Anything Goes

Monday, 4 August 2014

Princess Tilda in pink...

Good evening, my lovelies!  Well, the Summer holidays are in full swing which means crafty time is at a premium!  Days are spent trying to entertain a 10 year old, picking up after a teenager, sorting the garden in preparation for a new shed and washing, washing, washing...partly due to the fact that every warm day results in two soggy clothed boys from swimming in the river!

Whilst trying (this being the operative word!) to sort out my craft drawers the other day, I came across a sheet of Princess Tildas that the lovely Karen had stamped for me an age ago! (No really, it's that long ago, I can't remember!)  So, with boys in river, I sat at my crafty table and coloured all four of them up in different colourways, then over a few days managed to make them into cards, so I'll be sharing them on my little blog this week...as well as my Passion for Promarkers make tomorrow, for which it's my turn to host!  So today, I have Princess Tilda in pink...

...The papers are from my stash and were another gift, this time from the lovely Carole who attends our workshop, who gave me a pile of patterned and plain cardstock...thank you, hunny!!  I kept the layout quite simple and framed Tilda with one of my fave dies, Spellbinders Floral Ovals - they can be a bit of a nightmare for getting out of the dies, but are well worth it!...
...I coloured sweet Princess Tilda with my Pro/Flexmarkers, giving her brown hair.  Colours used :
Skin - Blush, Dusky Pink, Coral
Hair - Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone
Dress - Tea Rose, Watermelon, Antique Pink
Petticoat, gloves and socks - Dove Grey, Blender
Shoes - Cool Grey 1, 3, 4, 5 & Black
I then blinged her up with some small diamantes and a touch of crystal glitter.  I embellished with Nellie Snellen corners (I think!), polka dot satin ribbon, small tea rose and pearls.  A simple sentiment and printed insert finished it off...et complet! Finito! Fertig! Färdiga! Finished!
Thanks for dropping by to see me today, I'll be back tomorrow with my DT inspiration for my Passion for Promarkers Challenge - it's a nice easy one, so I'd love it if you can play along!  Until then, have a great evening!
Hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes

Saturday, 26 July 2014

When is a circle not a circle?...

...When it's an owl!

Good evening, lovely Bloggers!  Just thought I'd pop on and share the cards that we made in today's workshop...

 ...The first was a kinetic card using the ice cream decoupage and papers from A Year in Cards.  It has a pull tab which moves the ice cream and reveals the second half of the sentiment...


...The second card we made was created using a majority of circle dies (hence the title!)...


...Isn't he sweet?!  Of course, my brain ran away with me and I started to think of all the other critters you could make...a robin...


...I have to say, I was quite disappointed with the result as it didn't turn out as I imagined and needs some tweaking!  There's just not enough to him, so I might still play around to see how else I can do him.  I also thought it would be nice to do a penguin, so just for you Mam (!)...

...a penguin made from circles!! Cute!  I suppose you could possibly emboss his belly, or use some white felt to give him some texture and he needs a bit of glitter yet!
Hope you like our fun cards and don't forget, there's still time to enter our Summer Lovin' challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!  Have a great weekend, see you soon!
Crafty hugs,