Thursday, 22 January 2015

Ross Papercraft Show @ Sheffield!....

...Good morning, everyone!  I am popping in for a quick post to share a crafty make and let you know about the Ross Papercraft Show which is being held atWestfield Sports College, this Sunday 25th January from 10am - 3pm...
...This will be my first show in the area, so I would love if you can come along and say 'Hi!'.  I'll have all my CD-Roms for sale and a whole car full of samples to share! I look forward to meeting a new set of crafty friends and hope I can share some inspiration with you all!
So, on to my card...
...I had made some new samples for A Play on Words before Christmas and noticed that I hadn't posted all of them, so this one is from the kettle design set...
...I had a bit of an obsession with the little cloud shaped die at the time, which found it's way onto nearly every card I made and now it's back in it's box...will have to get it out again!
Hope you're having a fantastic week - I can't believe it's nearly the end of January already and that the Ross show is in just a couple of days...better get my organising head on and check I've got everything ready!  (Who am I kidding?!  I don't have an organising head, I have wings to fly by the seat of my pants!)
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Button it until 27th
Anything Goes until 31st
#2 Anything Goes until 30th

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Passion for Promarkers - New Beginnings...


Good morning, dear Blogging buddies!  I know, where have I been?!  I'm afraid my blogging will be thin on the ground at the moment as I am snowed under with design work for my new CD, cards for workshops, home stuff and the dreaded paperwork!  I have also been preparing for the Ross papercraft Show at Westfield Sports College, Sheffield next Sunday 25th January.  I've re-covered my display boards with lovely purple felt - was a bit of a nightmare and my hands hurt for 2 days afterwards, but it looks so much more professional now - I just hope that it works and my velcro hook dots stick to it okay!

But never mind all that!  I am here today to share a card with you for this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers!  It's the talented Lou Mac in the chair and she has given us a theme of 'New Beginnings' so new baby, home, job, etc...
Don’t forget, as always, to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers). 
This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Digital Stamp Boutique who are offering one lucky winner a £10 gift voucher to spend in their store!
 ...I have had this gorgeous Lee Holland giraffe image in my digi folder since before Christmas and just haven't had the opportunity to colour him up, so I thought it about time that I printed him out and brought him to life!...
Card Recipe
Papers - Prima Divine Collection (Jodie Lee Designs)
Image - Lee Holland Giraffe
Marianne Creatables Doily Die LR0141
Cream Satin glitter edged Ribbon
Selection of buttons
Gold twine
Liquid Pearls White
...I hope you can find the time to join in with our challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!  Don't forget to hop over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my talented teamies have been up to!
Until next time, have a great week and it's off to do paperwork and ironing for me...oh, joy!
I'd like to enter my card into tthe following challenges :
Celebrate Anything New until 25th
Something New closes today
New Beginnings until 22nd
Cute until 24th

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Chocolate and signs...

Good afternoon, my lovely Blogging friends!  Well, today is my eldest son's 17th Birthday (don't know how that happened!?!)...a HUGE Happy Birthday to my darling, Jason!  Now when it comes to presents for a 17 year old, things get difficult - especially as his only interest at the moment is Skypeing his girlfriend 24/7!  Thankfully, a couple of weeks ago, I decided to take the plunge into the wonderful world of Pinterest...OH MY WORD! did I not go on this sooner?!  I have ideas swimming around in my head for garden features, home decor, crafts and 101 gift ideas for next Christmas, but I also came across a fabulous gift just perfect for Jase...
...a chocolate bouquet!!  He is an absolute chocolate monster, so this will be right up his street! He is also getting money towards driving lessons as he had his provisional license as part of his Christmas presents...I will soon be entering into a whole new era of parenthood with me sat at home waiting for him to get in and panicking if he's 5 minutes late!
...Anyhow, after all my waffle, I do have a couple of crafty projects to share with you.  I picked up some wooden signs in the sale in B&M for...wait for it...10p each!  They had moustaches on, but this is what they look like now...
...The first one I made into a key hanger...
...and the second a pretty jewllery hanger.  I used 3 mini wooden bobbins as the hangers and found the apt saying online.  It was decorated with  a doily, MS clay frame, WOC paper flowers, cream satin ribbon, buckle slider, diamantes and silver liquid pearls.
Thanks for dropping by and don't forget there's still plenty of time to join in with our fun sketch challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers!
I'd like to enter my sparkle hanger into the following challenges :
Always Anything Goes closes 11th
#1 Anything Goes closes 16th
Anything Goes closes 16th
Bling and a Bow until the end of the month

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Passion for Promarkers - Sketch...

Good morning, everyone and a Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you all had a wonderful festive season, enjoying time with loved ones and that Santa was kind in his offerings!  We had some well deserved time off, just chilling, pottering around and enjoying each others company...but all that's over too quickly now and it's time to get down to business!  I am going to be uber busy trying to complete designs for my next disc and also have a few shows coming up - the first one being Ross Papercraft Show at Westfield Sports College in Sheffield on Sunday 25th January!
It's also the first Tuesday of the year which means that it's new challenge time over at Passion for Promarkers!  A huge thank you to those who joined in with our Mega Christmas Challenge and I hope you can find time to join in with our challenge this week, which is being hosted by the lovely Lou.  She's given us a fab sketch to follow...
...This week we are sponsored by the amazing Letraset who are offering one lucky winner a Promarker Manga 12 Pen Set!
Please remember to be eligible for our prize you must use your Letraset pens, ie, promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers...
 ...I changed the sketch up a little bit by turning it into an easel card...
...I used MilkCoffee's Charlotte with flower and bird image, but just used the top half, so that I could make it quite large...
Card Recipe - 
Image - MilkCoffee Charlotte with flower and bird
Papers - Prima Hello Pastel
Dies - Marianne doily die LR0141
Spellbinders Scalloped and Standard Circles
Die-namics Dainty Lace Border
Lemon Gorsgrain Ribbon
Small XCut Flower punches
I hope you like my take on Lou's sketch and hope you have fun with it too!  Don't forget to hop over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my very talented teamies have been making for your first inspiration of 2015 and I look forward to visiting your blogs too!
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
A is for...Anything Goes until 11th
#354 Anything Goes until tomorrow
Anything Goes closes today
Anything Goes closes today

Monday, 22 December 2014

World's Best Dad...

Good morning again, dear Blogger friends! Hope you didn't have too hectic a weekend as Christmas fast approaches?! We had a lovely visit from my Mum, sister and nieces and it was nice to catch up and see the girls! I think I'm almost organised with pressies...well, I think I am, maybe I'd better check before Christmas Eve?!
Anyway, I have another paper creation to share with you today, this time with a male theme...
Card Recipe - 
Trimcraft Widflower 6x6 Paper Pad
Prima En Francais 6x6 Paper Pad
Globe postcard topper A Play on Words CD
For You and World's Best Dad sentiment A Play on Words CD
Die-namics Photo Corner die
Spellbinders Petite Ovals
Lemon Grosgrain ribbon
Green Pearls
I cut down the front of the card to create a shortfall and decoupaged the suitcase and globe for added dimension...
...All edges were inked with Vintage Photo DI and a touch of glitter to highlight the globe, sentiment and compass. A printed insert was added inside on cream paper to finish.
Have a magnificent Monday (I have a day of flower arranging and dress rehearsal for the kid's Nativity!) and I'll be back again soon with another card to share!
I'd like to enter my card as a second entry into Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for the month of December!

Friday, 19 December 2014

Just calling to say...

Good morning, my lovelies!  I hope you're having a fabulous Friday...almost the weekend!

It's another Jen inspired creation today, this time taking inspiration from her card HERE..
Card Recipe - 
5 x 7 Card blank
Pink Gingham and Aqua Polka dot from Sewing Set and Pink Plaid and Green Swirl from Lamp Set, both from A Play on Words CD
Telephone .png mask over pink gingham shaded with Tea Rose, Watermelon and Pastel Beige Promarkers
Spellbinders Standard Circles & Scalloped Circle
XCut Labels dies
Distress Inks - Victorian Velvet, Stormy Sky & Peeled Paint
Baker's Twine
...I rediscovered this XCut die set after relegating it due to the coating being too thick in places on a couple of the dies and not getting a clean cut.  This ever so sweet cloud shape die was in the set and it found it's way onto the card (and maybe another one too!)  I thought it looked a bit like speech bubbles or thought clouds?!  I did a bit of hand stitching on this one and used my Zutter to punch the notebook type holes in the label.  The inside was finished with a printed insert.
Short and sweet for me today, I have a couple of card orders to fulfill and then it's housework! The clutter is taking over again! 
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
#77 Anything Goes until 4th Jan
Anything Goes...but NOT Christmas until 29th
Anything Goes until end of Dec

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Crafting day!...

Good afternoon, dear Blogging buddies!  Today, I have thrown caution to the wind and sat at my crafty table ALL DAY, creating!  I needed a bit of time off from the festivities and was totally inspired by the uber talented Jen's cards from Deconstructing Jen - I am loving her style of cards at the minute and although I don't have a lot of dies like she has (I'd love to spend a day in her craft room!) I always find HUGE inspiration from her designs!  I have ended up with 6 cards...yes, that's right 6 and another one ready for a topper to go on!  So, I will have some crafty makes to share with you up to the big day - I will be scheduling them, so they may be short and sweet (I need to find a quicker way of posting as it takes me an age to upload pics, crop and write a blog post, so am going to try doing a card recipe rather than boring you all with the details!)

So for today's card, I have taken inspiration from THIS card that Jen made...
Card recipe -
5x7 Chocolate Brown card base
Orange gingham and green leaf paper from Lawn Mower Set
Red polka from BBQ Set, both A Play on Words CD
Kraft card for mat and layering
Marianne button flower and leaf die
Spellbinders Labels Eleven
Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain and Peeled Paint
Polka Dot Satin ribbon
Narrow brown Satin ribbon
...I created the sentiment in PS and added a printed insert to finish.
Hope you're having a totally terrific Thursday and I'll be back tomorrow with some more craftiness!
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
#237 Anything Goes until 20th
Anything Goes until 8th Jan
Anything Goes closes today
Something to Die For until 23rd
Anything Goes until 20th