Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Christmas penguin...

Good afternoon, dear Blogger buddies!  I have been sat with my pencil and paper drawing up some new designs and have come up with this cute Christmas Penguin digi stamp, which is now available in my Etsy store...(click on any of the images to go to my shop)


..So then, I decided to have  a play and make up a card to join in with this fortnight's Creative Inspirations challenge which is a Bingo board...

...I have gone with two lines - Button, Twine, White and White, Distress, Dots.  I coloured my penguin with Pro/Flexmarkers and used the polka dot paper from the Sewing set of A Play on Words...
...I embellished him up with some snowflakes, twine, button, holly die cuts and a bit of glitter for sparkle.
I hope you like my new design and what I've done with him! Right, back to the grindstone and digitising my next image!
Hugs,
Lisa x

I'd also like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Use Any Image closes 1st Oct
ABC Challenge closes today
P is for Pearls - it is VERY rare for me not to put pearls SOMEWHERE on my finished projects, it is almost like a signature!
Anything Goes closes 5th Oct

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Clean and Simple...

...My favourite style!!
Good morning, lovely Blogger friends!  It's Tuesday which means the start of a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!  This week it's the lovely Shelly in the hostess chair and she has chosen my favourite theme of 'Clean and Simple'...We're being sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo who are offering one lucky winner a $21 voucher to their store...how cool is that?!

For my card this week I was TOTALLY inspired by the uber talented Faye Wynne Jones of Stampin' Fluff 'n' Stuff fame's gorgeous card HERE and this is what I came up with...
...I printed the wording using PS, then cut out the word SNOW by hand...I know! I added the Snowman snowflake paper behind and coloured up the Snowman digi using my Pro/Flexmarkers...
...I outlined the word snow with some crystal glitter and a touch on the band of the snowman's hat then finished with a couple of punched snowflakes and 3 sparkly gems.  A really simple card but such a lovely effect...so thanks to Faye for the inspiration!
I have a list as long as my arm to try and get done today, including 2 wedding cards, a pile of ironing, kitchen and bathroom to be scrubbed and a hoover through...so what am I still doing here?! Hope you all have a fab day, whatever you are doing and that you can maybe find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week! Don't forget to see what my talented teamies have created for your inspiration over on the Passion for Promarkers blog...
See you soon,
Hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Simon Says Stamp
CAS closes tomorrow
CRAFT challenge
Christmas closes tomorrow
That's Crafty
Christmas in September closes 29th
A Bit More Time to Craft
Anything Goes closes 29th

Friday, 16 September 2016

Seahorse...

Good evening, lovely Blogger friends!  Just thought I'd pop on and share another new design which has been listed in my Etsy store...

First up is a predesigned card kit featuring this sweet Seahorse image.  Then there's a digistamp version in 5 variations and both JPEG and PNG formats...



They're available from my Etsy shop ellasdesignwales for just £1.80 each!  Hope you like them!
Right, off to get my stuff together for tomorrow's workshop...
Hugs, 
Lisa x

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

New design...

Hi there, dear Blogger buddies and a happy and sunny Wednesday to you all from North Wales! I have a new design which has been listed in my Etsy and CraftsuPrint shops...

Isn't this snappy little crab just the cutest?! He comes with 3 sentiment variants : 'Don't be crabby, it's your Birthday!', 'Have a Snappy Birthday' and 'Oh, Snap!  I forgot your Birthday!'.  A fully decoupaged predesigned card kit including printed insert for just £1.80...hop over to https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ellasdesignwales or CraftsuPrint and search for Ella's Design...
Trying to get the house into some sort of order and get ahead with workshop cards, so I can get some new design work done.  I'll also be adding some of my digital stamps into my Etsy store, so if you like colouring, watch this space...! Thanks for dropping by to see me, it's always lovely to have your company!
Hugs,
Lisa x

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Beautiful Butterflies...

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies!  This week sees the start of school for my little man and the start of a new job for my eldest as a trainee accountant!  I'm hoping that things will start to get back into some sort of routine, as I feel that I have been a bit of a headless chicken these Summer holidays and have been unable to find the motivation to craft for a long time!  My head and my heart are having a battle over what to do about trying to earn an income and some days I feel like just packing it all up, reclaiming my dining room and going out getting a job! (If only it were that easy!)  We live in a very rural area where jobs are scarce at the best of times and then there would be school holidays, etc to contend with...never mind, it'll all come good in the wash!!
Despite my moaning...it's Tuesday!...which means a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!  The lovely Nic (aka Coops) is in the hostess chair and she's given us a very pretty theme of 'Beautiful Butterflies' this week, so whether it's a butterfly image, papers or embellishments, we want to see them on your creations.
We're being sponsored by 2 Cute Ink who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 3 digi images from their online store...
Don't forget to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you MUST use your Letraset mediums and follow the challenge theme...

...I decided to make my own butterfly images for my card and coloured them up with Pro/Flexmarkers then glittered with crystal glitter and added some faux pearls...
...The paper is from the Sewing set of A Play on Words.
I hope you can find the time to join in with our challenge this week and don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my talented teamies have created for your inspiration...
Have a totally terrific Tuesday!
Hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Favourite Card base and why? closes tomorrow
My all time favourite card base is a 6x6 square because I find you can keep it clean and simple or fussy and fancy and it is much easier to balance the elements.  It can be scalloped or straight edged but it's usually square for me!
Anything Goes closes tomorrow
All Kinds of Everything - Butterflies closes 14th
Anything Goes closes today

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Make it Digital...

Good morning, dear Blogger pals and a Happy Tuesday to you all!  Hope the sun is shining wherever you are, as it's set to be a lovely late Summer's day here in North Wales! Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and the lovely Marie has chosen a VERY easy theme of 'Make it Digital', so we want to see your digital images and papers...please remember to let us know what you've used and to be in with a chance to win the prize, you MUST use your Letraset mediums and follow this week's theme...
This week we're being sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a chance to win a $12.00 voucher to their store...
For my card, I used the ever so sweet Baby Giraffe from Lee Holland and digitally added the balloons as I wanted it for a first birthday card.  The papers are all digital and are from various CDs of mine...
...I coloured the gorgeous image with my Pro/Flexmarkers and added lots of pearls, a touch of grosgrain ribbon and dainty flowers using a Fiskars punch.
It's short and sweet from me today, I'm afraid, as I am busy trying to organise everything for the County Show tomorrow - the weather is supposed to be good, so I'm hoping there'll be a good turnout and maybe even make a few pennies?!
Hugs,
Lisa x

Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to enter and to see what fabulous creations my talented teamies have made for your inspiration!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Passion for Promarkers - It's Hip to be Square...

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies and a Happy Tuesday to you all!  We have a new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers and as it's my turn to host, I decided to choose my all time favourite card shape and am giving you the theme 'It's Hip to be Square'...I LOVE square cards and just find them so much easier to design, whether it be clean and simple or fussy and fancy, it usually ends up on a square card for me!...
This week we are being sponsored by Letraset who are offering one lucky winner a fabulous prize of a Skintones set of 6 Brushmarkers...

 ...I decided to go with my favourite style of CAS to match my favourites shape of card and used the pretty Flower Vase image that I designed myself. The papers are from the Beach and Rose papers, available from my Etsy store...
 ...I coloured my image with Pro/Flexmarkers and paper pieced the vase with another of the Rose printed papers.  I added a little twine bow and one of the left over sentiments from my predesigned card kit.  Some grosgrain ribbon and a touch of glitter, which didn't want to show up on the camera and I was done...
...So, that's it from me!  I hope you can find the time to join in with my easy peasy challenge this week and don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my talented teamies have created for your inspiration.
Hugs,
Lisa x
I'm still toying with the idea of putting the black and white (with the coloured version) of my digistamps in my Etsy store as I know so many of you like to have a go at colouring...what do you think?
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
The Crafters Cafe
Flowers closes 13th
The Paper Shelter 
Anything Goes closes today
Simons Wednesday Challenge
Fabulous Florals closes tomorrow
Inky Chicks 
Use 5 or more Flowers closes 12th