Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Deacon's Swing

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all well?
This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Autumn seems to be well on the way here, there is bit more of a nip in the air as the evening arrives. Have to admit to sneaking the heating on for a bit last week, not for long but I can't stand being cold - makes me miserable! You might have guessed that summer is my favourite season (the hotter the better!) but I do love the colours of autumn and these seem to be reflected in my most recent makes including this one:

I used a cute Bugaboo image called Deacon's Swing which I think was a Friday Freebie years ago. I can't find it in the shop but there are some lovely digis featuring Deacon.


Don't forget to pop over to
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Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

This week we are generously sponsored by:

who are offering a $12 voucher to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
CHNPP - A/G with patterned paper
Creatalicious Challenges - A/G with optional leaves
Let's craft and Create - A/G and option child's play
A gem of a challenge - Fun Outside
Allsorts Challenge - Feels like Autumn 
Crafty Calendar - Kids / Babies
Colour Crazy - A/G
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - A/G
Word Art Wednesdays - A/G

Friday, 15 September 2017

Little Hooty

Morning Folks! 
Goodness, how can it be the middle of September already? Even more scary, how can my son be 18 today, I'm feeling old!!!
Over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges the new theme is 

USE YOUR DIES & PUNCHES

Here's my card using a Stampin' Up owl punch which I 'had to have' but which has not seen that much use! I blew the dust off of it and found some nice autumnal coloured scraps of paper to use. The background wood grain paper is from The Works, amazing quality for £2 a pack - it is really more like card.  The sentiment is a Letraset Rub On - remember those?? 


The owl is perched on a trimmed down Memory Box Lavish Branch and the corners are made using a  Diesire die.
Here's a closer look at Little Hooty: 


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Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Dies r us - fancy corners
Fussy and Fancy - Fall colours
That's Crafty - Wings
As you like it - Flora or Fauna - It's Fauna for me every time, I love animals and they usually feature on my cards.
2 Crafty Critters - A/g with a critter
CHNPP - A/G with patterned paper
Creatalicious Challenges - A/G and optional leaves

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Lucy's Flowers

Morning Folks!
Hope everyone is OK? I have a very sad face today as I'm going back to work after the summer holidays - I'm worse than the kids!!
This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is 

ALL IN A DAY'S WORK 

We would like to see you use images which reflect someone's occupation. 

Here's my card using 'Lucy's Flowers'  from our sponsor Sasayaki Glitter, obviously she is a gardener or perhaps a florist!!  I actually had another piece of paper in mind for the background while I was colouring,  but then at the last minute decided this bold stripe looked better. It was in my odds and ends collection of uncut 6 x 6" papers, it might be dovecraft but I can't be sure as the front cover sheet is long gone. I decided the large image and bold paper didn't need much embellishment.


Unusual for me to colour a person rather than an animal, hoping that my colouring of hair is getting better! 


Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

 are offering a digi of their choice to our lucky winner!

Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesdays - A/G
Colour Crazy Challenge - A/G
Crafty Catz - A/G optional Ladies Day
CHNPP - A/G with patterned paper
Dream Valley Challenges - Use a stamp or digi


Friday, 1 September 2017

Rudy Reindeer

Surprise - it's me again!! 
I know just like buses nothing for ages and then 2 posts back to back!

We have a new challenge starting over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is:

CHRISTMAS ANIMALS

What could be more 'Christmassy' than a reindeer?
I was the winner over at A Gem of a Challenge in July and this gorgeous digi stamp was one of the stamps I choose as my prize. He's called Rudy Reindeer and you can find him here in the shop. The papers are from an assortment of Christmas pads, the ribbon is from Wilko, sentiment is LOTV and the wooden star was a RAK from a friend.

He was so much fun to colour with the trusty promarkers. Hope you can see the glossy accents on the nose and stickles on the snowflakes.


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Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

Hippo and Ducky

Morning Folks! 
It's a new month and time for a new challenge over at 

This month we are using this colour palette as our inspiration 


or you can just join us with our 'Anything goes' option. I have to be honest here, much as I liked the colour palette I didn't really have a clue what to do with it for ages. Luckily, I found this very old and slightly yellowing stamp during my great stash sort out, it's from LeLo designs and is called Bath Time. The image with the water overflowing the tub made me think of the aqua colours in the palette. Here's the card I made:


Wish I could buy a flowery bath tub like this one!


I have used my 'current favourite' papers, Dovecraft More or Less, as the main background along with a scrap of aqua paper from my folder. Coloured with promarkers and a touch of  white opal liquid pearls. There is also some wink of Stella glitter on the foam. Flowers and rainbow drops are from my stash.

I hope you'll join us over at 
This time we are generously sponsored by Di's Digi Designs 

Our lucky winner will get 3 digi stamps!

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you'd like to leave xx

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

I didn't eat it (yet!)

Afternoon Folks!
Hope all of you in the UK enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend, the weather was glorious here for a change! It's a quick post from me this afternoon, I just wanted to share my card for the Gerder Steiner progressive challenge using this month's super fun digi called I didn't eat it (yet!). This card took me most of yesterday to make ... jet lag is wonderful - not!


He reminds me of the sugar puff Honey Monster! 


Thanks for looking! 
I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Bright Colours
That's Crafty! Challenge - Only Cards 
Di's Digi Challenge - Bright colours
Dream Valley Challenges - Use a stamp or digi image


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

I spy a blue dragon

Morning Folks!
This week, Kitty has choosen   

 MONOCHROME

as the theme for the new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. Here's my card using the super cute Clyde party which you can find here in the Bugaboo store. I wasn't quite sure that a dragon could be blue but then as my hubby pointed out they are fantasy animals so they can be any colour you like! I'm sure there must be some real dragons hiding out there somewhere - perhaps they are blue!!


Here's the close up view:


The papers are scraps from my blue folder, the dotty one is Papermania and the swirly one is HOTP. I tried the card without the memory box trellis die cut but I decided the touch of silver really lifted the card so after a lot of indecision it stayed!!

Please pop over to
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Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

Thanks for visiting today xx