Thursday, 25 November 2010

Mr Elf

Hi everyone, sorry for the quick post today, but i'm trying to keep my 4 year old Nephew entertained at the mo. Here's a simple card i made this morning using the Mr Elf image form Squiggle Stamps.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Over on the Passion for promarkers challenge blog this week we are celebrating the change of design teams with a blog hop.  I’m sure you are as excited as we are as there are lots of lovely goodies up for grabs!!  We also have a few new faces on the design team so I hope you will leave them a nice comment to welcome them. 
Firstly if you’ve arrived at my blog from Sue's blog you are in the right place, if not return to the challenge blog and start your hop again.  Our blog hop challenge will last for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to enter your card (or cards) and hop around the whole design team. 
Our challenge theme for the next two weeks is “old & new” i.e. a brand new stamp/digi with old papers etc.  Please can you tell us your old and new items in your post.  Don’t forget to use your Promarkers or AquaMarkers to be included in our prize draw. 

I have used this new digital image, these old digital papers and coloured my image with AquaMarkers.

As you’ve read on the challenge blog the design team are also offering some candy of their own, so please leave me a comment on this post and I will randomly draw a winner for a Promarker prize courtesy of Letraset
You also have a “mystery word” to find and my contribution is the letter “N”.  Make a note of my letter and then proceed to Vix for the next part of the hop.  If you get lost on the hop at all just return to the challenge blog for full directions. 
I just want to let you know the wonderful prizes up for grabs for our blog hop challenge:
Letraset are offering a full set of Aqua Markers to one lucky winner *woohoo*.
letraset promarker logo
Wendy at The Secret Crafter is offering a Basic Grey ‘Oliver’ paper pad
Secret crafter
Emma at Crafty Emma’s Store is offering a 12 pack of Aqua Markers
Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique is offering 6 digi images from her shop
DigiStamp Boutique logo
I hope you will be able to join in with our challenge and also have fun taking part in our blog hop.  Don’t forget you need to “hop” on over to Vix now and leave her a comment and collect your next “mystery” letter.  Have fun and good luck!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Sarah's Cards November kit

This months Sarah's Cards kit  has started to arrive with the subscribers, and it's another stunner. The kit features papers from the We R Memory Keepers- Maple Grove range, and the embelishments are gorgeous.
Here's just a snippet of what i made with it.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Snow Puppy

I could have sworn i wrote and published this post earlier today, but maybe i dreamt it, lol.
Anyway, this is my Squiggle Stamps project for this week.The image i have used is called 'Snow Puppy', and will be available soon from the Squiggle Stamps store.

Don't forget to enter the November prize challenge, you could win a £30 Squiggle Stamps voucher.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Christmas all wrapped up.

The other week the lovely people at dotcomgiftshop sent me a package of goodies to review. Part of what they sent was this set of 6 brown paper covered boxes , ready to be decorated with patterned paper, stamped on or you could just use the lovely vintage images and tags that come with them. You could even just tie them up with pretty ribbons. These are such a bargain price at only £2.95 for the set of six.
They also sent me these gorgeous vintage ribbons, (one of which i have used  of on my box) and these  gorgeous 3D stickers. The ribbons are like a soft cotton twill and the stickers are  fabulous quality and i will definitely be using them on a festive creation soon.

I have been wanting to do something with these since they arrived, so yesterday i finally sat  and decorated one of the kraft tags that came with the set of boxes and attached it to the second largest box.


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Passion for Promarkers challenge #78

My how times flies, it only seems like yesterday i was posting about last weeks PfP challenge.
This week  the theme chosen by the very talented Sue, is 'stitching (real or faux) and distressing'.
For my DT sample this week i have used Santa Reading List by Whiff of Joy Stamps.

I have done a very simple tutorial featuring this image showing how i colour with reds, so keep an eye on the PfP weekend workshops every Friday

Our sponsor this week is Stampeezee, who are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online store.

I would also like to enter this card into A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge, which is distressing.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Sarah's Cards sketch challenge.

As i mentioned on my previous post, i actually did a bit of scrapbooking whilst away on the Sarah's Cards DT weekend. One of the layouts i did was using this months challenge sketch  over on the Sarah's Cards blog. The papers are Echo Park, A Walk in the Park.

I also made this card using the same sketch, to show you how versatile sketches can be.

Details on how to enter and be in with the chance of winning a £10 Sarah's Cards e-voucher, check out the blog here.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sarah's Cards DT 2010 get together

On Monday afternoon i returned home from a fun filled weekend with the Sarah's Cards DT. They are such a talented, friendly bunch and we had such a laugh. We went back to the same converted barn in the Peak District as last year. Unfortunately Jen couldn't make it this year as she's only just had her baby Son, but she was really missed. Claire, the newest member of the team already had other plans so she was also sadly unable to attend. I can't wait until we're all back together again in March in Warrington for the Sarah's Cards retreat.

This is the outside of the barn we stayed in.
and a shot of the whole team,(minus Jen and Claire obviously).

I didn't do a lot of crafting, i was far too busy chatting, laughing and eating, but i did make two layouts, a card and this ....

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Passion for Promarkers challenge #77

This weeks PfP challenge theme set by the lovely Julie is to use colours of old photos (i.e sepia or black & white).
The image i have used on my DT sample this week is Melinda blowing kisses by Whiff of Joy. I have coloured her using just one AquaMarker, Lamp Black.

Our sponsor this week is Secret Crafter who have kindly donated a £10 voucher to spend in their store.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Miss Evie Patches

Hi all, just a quick post today, as i'm busy trying to pack for a girlie weekend away  in the Peak District. But i wanted show you my Squiggles project for this week, using the Miss Evie Patches rubber stamp.
Don't forget to check out this months prize challenge over on the Squiggles blog, for the chance to win a £30 Squiggle Stamps voucher.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Passion for Promarkers challenge #76

Tuesday again and this weeks PfP challenge  theme of  ' pearls, lavender and lace ' was chosen by the lovely Emma.
For my DT sample i have used  Daisy on Trike by Sugar Nellie, and coloured her with AquaMarkers.

Our sponsor this week is Simon says Stamp who are offering the prize of a $10 voucher for their online store.