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




            




Papertastic (Take 1)

Well, the year is progressing rapidly and I don't seem to be  getting any more organised! After getting my dates mixed up and not submitting a DT card for the last PFP challenge.This week, I managed to make a card which I was fairly happy with until I realised that I had not used the sponsor image! So it was back to the scoring board for Papertastic Take 2! which I'll be posting later. The challenge theme was  my choice this time and I would like to see at least 3 different designer papers on your projects, please pop by the challenge blog and soak up the inspiration from the DT . Here is my first card:

Image - 'Thank you beary much' - Tiddly Inks

'Butterfly Kisses paper pad & sentiment stamp  - LOTV

pearls, ribbon ~& kraft card from my stash

Border die - Bebunni  - Crafter's Companion


Challenges :

'Anything Goes' - That Craft Place

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx



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