Tuesday, 24 May 2016

My PFP Challenge

Oh gosh, it's Tuesday again! This fornight's challenge has been set by myself and the theme is 'Use ribbon and/or lace, yet another easy one for you all! I have opted for just ribbon on my DT card and had to draft in my official  bow maker - my 16 year old son, I have got a proper bow-maker, but have you ever tried to use it with one hand? impossible, so my son has learnt to make a perfect bow since I had my stroke, bless him!



Image 'Special Delivery' and papers - LOTV
Everything else from my stash
Dies used: Sue Wilson 'Faux Quilled Leaves and Marianne Designs 'Circle & flower stitch'

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet



Thursday, 19 May 2016

Mega prizes up for grabs at Passion for Promarkers Anniversary Challenge!

Passion for Promarkers is 7 years old! and to celebrate we are having a special Anniversary challenge - you really need to get over to the blog to see what fabulous prizes are on offer! No less than 11 prizes!

The theme is easy peasy - 'Spots and/or stripes' so what are you waiting for? I can't wait to see your lovely projects

I have recently discovered Redonkadoodles and I have used an incredibly cute fairy for my card
I seem to be in a bit of a blue 'phase' at the moment,  which is funny as it isn't one of my favourite colours, but I was pleased how this turned out.



Image - 'Shy Fairy' - Redonkadoodles
Papers -  LOTV
ribbon, lace,  pins  pearls and pearly button from my stash
You can't see it here, but there is a Wink of Stella on her wings

Dies used: Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals, Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - 'Noble Pierced Squares' and 'Faux Quilled Leaves'

Challenges:
'Fairy Dreams' - Whoopsi Daisy

'Touchy Feely' - Incy Wincy

'Three Layers or More' - The Crazy Challenge

'Anything Goes' - Creative Card Crew

'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Ribbon, Lace and Pearls' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

                                                                                                                                                                                             

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

New challenge at Passion for Promarkers

Hello Crafters,  I don't know about where you live, but here, well until today! we've had the most gloriusly sunny days which should inspire you all for this fortnight's PFP challenge which is 'Nature'  I must admit that at first I wasn't sure about this theme and then I remembered cute little Deacon and his bug box!

Image - 'Deacon Bugs' - Bugaboo Stamps
Paper - 'Travellight' 6x6 paper pad from We R Memory Keepers
Leaf charm - Joanna Sheen
Lace - Docrafts
Ladybug and kraft card from stash
Card candi - Craftwork Cards
The embossing folder is ' Vine Leaves' from Sara Davies Signature Collection at Crafters Companion


Challenges:

'Clean And Simple - Incy Wincy


'Recipe' - Catch The Bug 

'All Creatures Great & Small '- Dream Valley



Thanks for visiting!
Natxx




Monday, 2 May 2016

Addiction!

No DT card from me this time, but I wanted to show off this card  that I made for a friend who is moving soon. It is made mostly with Sue Wilson dies - my new addiction! I just can't stop watching her Youtube tutorials and then of course I HAVE to buy the dies she's used! Help!




Creative ExpressionsDies used: corners - 'Meridian Edger'     
                                                                 main  sentiment - 'Dainty Oval Frame'
                                                                    leaves - 'Faux Quilled Leaves'

Other dies: 'Exotic Butterflies Small' - Cheery Lynn, 'Circles & Scalloped Circles' - Spellbinders
 Pearls & roses from stash 
'New Home' stamp - LOTV
And the piece de resistance - 'Iced Snow' Glitter Jewels,  again from Creative Expressions - this is so pretty & blingy, but a bit messy! 



Tuesday, 19 April 2016

HapBEE Birthday!

We have a fab challenge going on at Passion for Promarkers this week. - 'Things With Wings'  - I was all set to use a fairy image and then I changed my mind and decided to go with something a bit different - not a DP in sight!! I was so chuffed to find this sweet bee image in my stash and wonder of wonders, the photo came out really well!

Please visit the blog  and see some lovely inspiration from the Team 2 girlies and get all the details for the challenge.



Image & sentiment -  Pink Petticoat
dies used - classic & lacy ovals from Spellbinders
circle stitch from Marianne Designs
Faux crochet border from Memory Box
and those fabulous corners are from Sue Wilson's Configuration range - Meridian Edger


Challenges:

'Spring is here' - The Crazy Challenge





'Clean & Simple - C.R.A.F.T Challenge

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet

Bingo - Catch The Bug ( yellow, sentiment, birthday)

'Anything Goes - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx








Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Easy Peasy!

We are being very kind to everyone lately and  have another wonderfully easy challenge theme this week at Passion for Promarkers - ' Four-Legged Friends'. Having said that, I struggled to choose an image to use for my DT card as I have so many that would fit the theme! In the end I opted for another Penny Black stamp, this one is so cheeky and always makes me smile I made a centre stepper card, although the photo doesn't really show that. sorry about the shadows too ( at least we had sunshine to make shadows!)

Don't forget to visit PFP for inspiration and to see what fab prizes are  on offer!

Image - 'Uplifting Occasion' - Penny Black coloured with my promarkers - what else!
Papers -Me to You 'With Love' pad
Ribbon & bow - Hobbycraft
Card candi - Craftwork Cards

The pretty flowers are actually scented clay from my local garden centre!

No dies used ( wow, that's a first, lol) , butterfly punch from Hobbycraft



Challenges:

'Butterflies and Flowers' - Whoopsi Daisy

'Colour Me Wonderful (use your favourite colouring medium) - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet 

'April Fool or Humorous' - Allsorts

'Girlie' - Dream Valley


'One for the Girls -'Sir Stampalot Stamping Sensations

'Birthdays' - Penny Black and More



Thanks for visiting
Natxx





Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Spring Has Sprung Yay!!

I must admit, when this challenge title was suggested a while ago, I thought maybe it was a tad optimistic, however, the weather does seem to be on the turn at last and it really does feel as if spring is on the way - thank goodness! So, get your crafty hat on and dust off your spring themed stamps and get entering our challenge this fortnight. As usual, all the details and inspiration can be found at Passion for Promarkers

For my DT card, I have dug out an old Penny Black favourite - one of many!



I tried for ages to cut a pretty edge onto a card blank, but for some reason it just didn't come out right and so I opted for the easy option and found some pre-cut card blanks at Hobbycraft!

Image - 'Duckling' - Penny Black
Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers - a mixture from my stash
Butterfly charm - I can't remember where I got these!
Gems - Anita's

Tools used: Spellbinders 'Floral Oval' die and Dovecraft 'Floral Muse' embossing folder


Challenges:

'Flowers' - The Crazy Challenge

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet


'All about Birthdays' - Dream Valley

'Bingo' March Challenge  - Catch The Bug  (embossing/ribbon/sentiment and bird if you count the duck!)


'Feature A Creature' March Challenge - Penny Black & More

'Spring Colours or Easter' - Whimsy Stamps


Thanks for visiting and Happy Easter!






Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Cute Critters

I actually made this DT card well before the date of this challenge at Passion for Promarkers, trouble is, I was so organised that I completely forgot until today that I needed to post it!
It's a lovely challenge this week  - 'Cute Critters' and I defy any crafter not to have some stamp in their stash that will fit the theme this week! I have used one of my all time favourite 'cute' images:


Image :'Hedgehog Visit' - Penny Black
Paper s- LOTV
Dies used:   'Mini Filigree Heart' from XCut, 'Filigree 3d Itty Bitty Bow'from the 'Finishing Touches Collection' by Creative Expressions and  ‘Faux Crochet Border’ by Memory Box
I also used a mini  Hobbycraft butterfly punch
Gems - Anita's
Pearls from stash




Challenges:

'Green plus add a sentiment' - Whoopi Daisy

'Shades of Green' - Incy Wincy

'March Anything Goes' - Catch The Bug




Thanks for visiting!
Natxx





Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Dies And Punches at Passion For Promarkers

It's Tuesday again and we have a new challenge at PFP - The lovely Sue has chosen Dies and/or Punches as the theme

You can use any image and as many die cuts and/or punchouts as you please, but you must use your Promarkers of course!

Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see what wonderful prizes are up for grabs and to see the fabulous DT cards for inspiration

I could have gone to town with die cuts if I'd done a girly card, however we had   a family birthday coming up and so I opted for a male card - This image makes me want to laugh out loud! and I think the sentiment is particularly apt, lol!

Image - 'Let's Party' - Kenny K Stamps

Papers - 'Winter Wishes' - LOTV
 Square buttons - Hobbycraft

Dies used: 'Starburst' - Joanna Sheen


Challenges:
'Personalise It' - Incy Wincy (card is for my nephew who has started dancing lessons)

'Anything Goes' - Whimsy Stamps


Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Papertastic (Take 2)

Hello again!

Here is my second DT card for my challenge at Passion for Promarkers - warning - there is a lot of pink on this card! I decided to do something a bit different and have tried a triple easel card - a bit fiddly, but fun to make and I don't think it came out too bad considering I'm still papercrafting one - handed!

I have used another delicious LOTV paper pad (I'm so addicted to these!)

You have a fortnight to get your entries in - I can't wait to see your projects!




Image ( soooo cute!) - 'Bunny Sitting' - Little Miss Muffet


Papers - 'Country Meadow'  & sentiment stamp - LOTV


Dies used - (just a few!) - 
'XXL Frame Frilly #1 - Go Kreate

Spellbinders' Classic' & 'Stately Circles', 

Cheery Lynn  'Tags 4', 

XCut 'Mini Filigree Heart'
Memory Box 'Baby Clothes'

Challenges:
'Anything Goes'  - Little Miss Muffet

'In The Pink' - Cute Card Thursday

February challenge - The Ribbon Girl

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx