Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Happy New Year (belated!)

This is my first post of 2016 and it's late, so much for New Year's resolutions! Does anyone ever keep them I wonder?!

A new challenge began today at Passion for Promarkers and it's a fab one! 'Fantasy'

Please stop by the blog to see some gorgeous inspiration from Team 2 and I really mean gorgeous!

I had a job to choose from my stash of stamps as I'm partial to dragons, fairies etc

In the end I opted for this little sweetie as she hasn't been used for too long!and I also used this lovely lace effect die that I got for Christmas which I think really looks like the real thing!


Image -'Cara’, part of The Stamp Barn’s ‘Enchanted Hollow’ range – J & C Creations

Sentiments and papers('Country Meadow') - LOTV

Embellishments and Kraft card - all from stash

Dies used - 'Oval Frame' - Wild Rose Studio,  and a new addition to my ever-growing collection of dies! - 'Isobel Lace Border - Joanna Sheen 

Challenges:

'New to  You' - Whoopsi Daisy

'Hey What's New' - Cute Card Thursday

'Ribbon & Lace' - Allsorts

'Anything Goes' - That Craft Place

Thanks for looking!

Natxx









Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Mega Christmas Challenge

Oops, I was so wrapped up in Christmas preparations that I forgot to schedule this post for this morning, but the good news is that it's not too late to join in the Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers

In fact the challenge is running right up to the 5th of January, so if you are lucky enough to receive any crafty stash for Christmas you can get on and use it to enter your your project!


I couldn't believe the list of prizes that our fantastic sponsors are offering - check it out here  and grab some inspiration too. I wish I could enter, lol!

Your entry does not have to be Christmas themed, actually my DT card is not a Christmas one -

I have to confess that I don't usually colour with blue promarkers as I find them a bit tricky, however I was plseaed with how the car turned out here

Stamp -Bentley Bear free with a magazine

 'Father knows best' Papers and sentiment tags-from LOTV

Pinwheel - Docrafts

Challenges:

'Anything Goes - Creative Card Crew

'Anything But Christmas - Allsorts

'Anything Goes'- That Craft Place


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Embossing at Passion for Promarkers



Yet another Tuesday! so that means yet another challenge at Passion for Promarkers

and it's another easy one, (we are so kind to you all! ) this week, we would like to see 'embossing' somewhere on your project, pop over to the blog to get all the details and to see some fabulous inspiration from the DT

and here is my offering :



The cute l'il mouse is   'Birthday Mouse' from Dovecraft

paper and sentiment stamps- LOTV/Nitwits ' Pastel Dreams'

ribbon - Docrafts

dies used: 'Musical Notes' - Tattered Lace and '3d Itty Bitty Bow Filigree' - Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson

embossing folder - 'Seasonal Music' - Crafter's Companion

kraft card, brads & pearls from my stash



Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Incy Wincy

'Dies and/or punches' - Sweet Stampin'


Thanks for looking!
Natxx






Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Going dotty!

Oh dear, how late is this post? I think I will have to start wearing big fluffy rabbit ears and carrying around a large time piece!

We have a new challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers and it'a nice easy one - 'Spots and/or stripes' 

A usual,  we have a yummy prize up for grabs as well as the chance to be in our Top 5, so pop over to PFP for all the details and some wonderful DT inspiration

I decided to go with spots AND stripes as it's such a fab combination and I've used an image from All Dressed Up - I'm just addicted to their cute 'Little Girl' range and I made this sweetie into a criss-cross card - I love this style of card and it's been ages since I made one



 and inside:


 image : 'Little Flower Girl' - All Dressed Up 

papers - 'Isabella' - Bo Bunny  (free in a magazine - total bargain as they are delicious!)

doily, pearls and bow - from my stash

Dies used - 'Circle & flower stitch by Marianne Designs
& a bow die from Sizzix

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - All Dressed Up

'Hand coloured image - Whoopsi Daisy

'Think Pink' - Inky Chicks


'Anything Goes' - Papertake Weekly

'Anything Goes' - Bugaboo


'Recipe' - Dream Valley ( flowers, pink, die cuts)


'Anything Goes' -Whimsy Stamps


Thanks for visiting!
Natxx







Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Animals at Passion for Promarkers

It can't really be Tuesday again, can it? Well, if that's the case we have a new challenge for you at PFP and it couldn't be easier - the theme is 'Animals', so, pop over to the challenge blog to see what yummy prize is up for grabs and see what the Team 2 girlies have been up to....

The problem I had with this challenge, was which image to use, I have many adorable animal stamps, in the end I opted for this cuie from Helz Cuppleditch's 'Riverbank Revels' range. The papers are so bright and cheery, I need to hang on to summer for a little while longer!




The stamp and paper pad were freebies in Papercraft Essentials

The bows are also from the 'Riverbank Revels' range

Dies used - Spellbinders 'Stately Circles', 'Classic Circles'

& the smallest die from 'Floral Ovals'

Challenges:

- 'Birthday Wishes'- Incy Wincy 

'Anything Goes' - Sister Act

'Anything Goes' - I ♥ Promarkers

'Birthdays - Fussy & Fancy




Thanks for visiting!
Natxx







Tuesday, 11 August 2015

FUN IN THE SUN

Horray, If I've scheduled this post correctly, I may actually be on time for once!  At Passion for Promarkers this week,  we would like to see projects inspired by our theme of 'Fun In The Sun' I don't know about the rest of the country, but down here in the South East it has been glorious for some time now and so it was nice and easy to get in the mood to make a card for this theme.I have chosen a fabby image from Tiddly Winks as it was my nephew's birthday and the little boy in the image looks just like him, along with his dog too!






Image - 'My Beach Boy' - Tiddly Inks coloured with promarkers, I added some glossy accents to his sunglasses and 'frosted lace' stickles to highlight the water. 

The papers are actually cardstock from a local craft shop

The wonderful mdf shapes came from an Ebay shop

Twine  and button brads from stash

Challenges:

'Sea Sun Sand' -Incy Wincy

'Paws for Thought' - Tiddly Inks

'Anything Goes' - Sister Act

'Inspired by Summer' - Allsorts

'Lazy Summer Days' - Fussy and Fancy Friday






Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Sweet Trio

Despite spending a week in Kings College hospital recently and recovering at home from the brain surgery - yes, there is still some left to be operated on, lol! I have actually had a lovely time lately,



My  recent letter sent to  Papercraft Essentials magazine was awarded the star letter prize - an amazing  parcel of crafty stash  from Craft Creations arrived just as I was discharged from the hospital - what a fabulous welcome home!



I also recently won the challenge at Dream Valley and the prize was a choice from the wonderful range of digi images at All Dressed Up - I chose 'Three Little Christmas Girls'

aren't they just gorgeous!  I made them into a card for a recent challenge at Passion for Promarkers , but didn't get it posted in time for the challenge as I was attached to my hospital bed at the time!Don't let that stop you though, there is a new challenge from the Team 1 girls this week, so head over here. But I decided they were just too cute not to post them at all, so here are my Three Little Christmas Girls carolling their hearts out!






The papers are  from one of the Nitwit pads available at LOTV
The embossing was done using a Fiskars plate - so old now!

The lace is from Trimcraft

Kraft card,button, gems and lamp post are from my stash

I've also used the 'Musical Notes' die from Tattered Lace and 'A2 Scalloped Borders One' die from Spellbinders Borderabilities and a Hobbycraft snowflake punch




I also got  a Top 3 place at Tiddly Inks, I hope you don't think I'm showing off! I'm just so happy that other people still think my crafty efforts are worthy as there was a time when I wondered if I'd be able to get back to card-making at all.

Challenges:

'Make It Girly' - Whoopsi Daisy

'Frame It' - Incy Wincy


'Sparkle' - Creative Card Crew


'Anything Goes' - Papertake Weekly


'Gems & Pearls' - Allsorts

'Stripes or Checks' - Dream Valley

'Christmas in July' - Whimsy Inspires

'Anything Goes ( as long as it's Christmas)' - Crazy Hazlenut's Christmas Challenge 2




Thanks for looking!
Natx

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Candy Crush at Passion For Promarkers!

I'm really late with this post - again! I don't know how the PFP DT put up with my dis-organised style! But I'm so glad they do, bless them!


So, another Tuesday, another challenge at Passion For Promarkers - We have something completely different this week - We would like to see projects inspired by the on line game 'Candy Crush' If you head over to the challenge blog here you can get all the details and see an inspiration photo  as well as the gorgeous cards made by the talented Team 2 DT girls.


I thought I might struggle with this theme, but I found some super bright backing papers on Etsy and this sweet ( sweet - get it, lol!)image from Tiddly Inks and it all came together fairly easily
 I have had the sweet embellishments for ages ( I haven't a clue where they came from!) and never had the 'right' project to use them on - until now!




Image - 'Sweet Tooth -  Friends Make Life Sweeter ' - Tiddly Inks coloured with Promarkers

Paper - - Etsy

Ribbon & bow - 'Little Meow' - DoCrafts

Dies used:  Spellbinders corner dies from  the ' Floral Doily Accents' set




here's a close up so you can see the cute little dragons!




Challenges:

'Anything Goes(with a Tiddly Inks image') - Tiddly Inks

'Ladies Only' - Cute Card Thursday

'Anything Goes' - Sister Act

'Anything Goes' - Simon Says Stamp





Thanks for looking!
Natx


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

CAS at PFP


Yay, it's Tuesday again!  and a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers I have been very naughty and not posted my last couple of DT cards, but I thought I'd managed it today, only to find that after scheduling, my post did not get posted, aaarrrggghh!. It seems the better I get, the more dis-organised I am (if that's possible!)   :-o

This fortnight at PFP, Sue would like to see your CAS (Clean And Simple) cards/projects. 
Now, I have never quite got the hang of CAS, when I started blogging it was fashionable to throw as much bling onto your card as there was room for! so I wasn't looking forward to this challenge. However it turned out ok  I think :-)

Please hop over to the PFP blog to get all the details and see what inspiration the fab DT have come up with.

I used one of my oldest, but most favourite stamps and couldn't resist a little bit of bling with some flower gems!


Image 'Daisy' - Sugar Nellie coloured with Promarkers
Paper-LOTV/Nitwits 'Country Meadow' - LOTV
Kraft card, flower gems & fabric flower  from my stash

I have used an embossing folder that came free with a magazine. - It's the first time I've used it, but it has come out so well that I will be using it a lot more often in the future!

Challenges:


'Trio-Tastic' - Papertake Weekly ( image, paper, flowers)

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet

'Girly' - Dream Valley

'Anything Goes' - Sister Act



Thanks for looking!

Natxx



Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Time to Chill!


I hope you have all been enjoying the long weekend. I can't believe it's Tuesday again!

But it is and that means a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers and this time we want to see projects that are all about relaxing/chilling out for our ''Keep Calm &Chill Out'challenge 

Please pop over to PFP to get all the details and give the fantastic DT some love!



I have chosen to colour in 'Bathtime Emma' from Pink Gem Designs - isn't she lovely!

The bubbles background paper is from CraftsUPrint


Bow - 'Little Meow' - DoCrafts

Sparkly ribbon  & sliders - The Ribbon Girl

finished off with lots of glitter, which doesn't show all that well in the photo


Challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - 'Use A Sentiment'

Little Miss Muffet - 'Round In Circles'

Catch The Bug - 'Anything Goes'

Whimsy Inspires - 'Colour An Image'

I Love Promarkers - 'Release The Glitter'


Thanks For Looking!

Natxx