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?!
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.
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

Thursday, 4 August 2016

2 new Etsy and Craftsuprint designs...

Good morning, my lovelies!  A quick post from me just to let you know that I've added 2 new designs to my Etsy and CraftsuPrint shops...
...Hope you like them!...
Have a totally terrific Thursday!
Lisa x

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Pebble pictures...

Good afternoon, dear Blogger buddies! Now, some of you may already have seen these on my Facebook page, but I thought that I would share over here as I know there are some that don't do the dreaded Face-ache!  I have to say, I was never a fan to begin with...but it is so much quicker than posting...or maybe it's that I need to change my view of blogging?!  I feel I need to write an essay when I post a blog post but with FB I tend to just add a few words...what do you reckon?...would you rather see more simple posts or do you like to know the 'behind the scenes stuff' and listen to my general waffle?!
Anyway, going off on a tangent!  I'm here to share a new craft for me...pebble art...now I know there are a lot of twee, naff ones, but I have to say, I was inspired by the very talented Sharon Nowlan who's work is all over Pinterest (I am a bit of a Pin-oholic!) and so this is what I came up with in homage to her work...

...I then created a pretty floral artwork using seaglass that my lovely eldest son (painstakingly, as he keeps informing me!) collected for me from Aberaeron beach...
I have enough to make up another one in a very light aqua blue, but I'll have to 'acquire' another of hubby's box frames...
Hope you all have a fabulous day and that the sun is shining wherever you are!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Christmas in July...

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies and a Happy Tuesday to you all! Well, it seems that if my motivation to craft was rather low, it is now virtually non existant now that the Summer holidays have started! My time is spent clearing up after, feeding and trying to entertain a bored 12 year old! Plus it looks like Mother Nature is against us aswell and the weather has turned to it's usual British Summer default of grey skies and drizzle...the holidays are rather long when you're cooped up in a 3 bed semi!
But anyway, just to cheer you up, I'm here to share my DT card for this week's Passion for Promarkers challenge...yay! This time we have the lovely Hazel in the hostess chair and she has chosen a theme of 'Christmas in July'...Now I struggle to do Christmas cards at the best of times - I think because we start doing them in September for our workshops - plus I don't do Christmas until the 1st December! We are being sponsored by the fabulous A Day for Daisies and they're offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to their store...
We were lucky enough to choose an image to play with, so I went with Little Cats Christmas...
...I pfaffed around with this card so much, trying to add different embellishments and promptly decided to take them all off again, as anything else detracted from the sweet little kitties! So my card ended up very CAS with just a bit of Glossy Accents on the fairy lights and dare I say it...a peel off sentiment!...
...I would've liked to do some doodling on my card (inspired by Shelly's amazing doodles!) but I'm not brave enough to just go for it yet and I can never remember to do it before sticking everything together!
I need to get my finger out and get some stock ready as I'm having a stall at the Meirioneth Show at Rhug on Wednesday 24th August!  I'm creating some pebble art pictures and bag/key charms using sea glass from the Cardigan Bay coast plus I need to bulk up my cards and try and think of some other crafty items to sell!  Wish me luck and if you have a bit of crafty motivation, can you please send some my way?!
Thanks for dropping by! Hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Christmas in July closes today
Christmas in July closes today
Christmas closes tomorrow
Christmas in July closes 28th

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Summer Days...

...Now that's wishful thinking!?!  Summer seems to have deserted us just now in place of dreary, grey skies and drizzle!  Our May spell of nice weather seems such a long time away now...let's hope the Summer holidays is a better affair!
Well, another Tuesday has come around again...though I'm sure somebody has put us on x2 fast forward as they seem to be coming around much quicker...we have a new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers and the lovely Julie has given us a theme of 'Summer Days'...think maybe sunshine and beaches, and ice cream, or all three...
...This week we are being sponsored by the wonderful Digistamp Boutique, who are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to their store...which I'm sure you'll have no problem in spending!  The lovely Sally Ann gave us a choice of image to work with, so I went with Rosie and Ice Cream...isn't she a cutie?!...
...I decided to go with ice cream, pastel tones and paper pieced Rosie's dress too.  She was coloured with my Pro/Flexmarkers - want the colour list?  Then here it is :
Skin - Blush, Dusky Pink, Coral (my favourite skin combo)
Hair - Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa
Hairband and trousers - Blue Pearl, Cornflower, China Blue
Dress - Gold, Mustard, Blender
Bucket - Cerise, Shocking Pink, Vermilllion (love this bright pink combo)
Shoes and spade - Meadow Green, Apple
Sand - Linen, Champagne, Tan
Of course, I HAD to add a few clouds and a pretty twine bow and button to finish off. So, that's it!  What are you waiting for?  Why not get out your Letraset pens and join in?  If we can't have Summer outside, we can surely have it in our crafting!! Don't forget to check out what my talented teamies have been cmaking for your inspiration over at the Passion for Promarkers blog and I look forward to being cheered up by all your sunny creations!
Have a terrific Tuesday, hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
As You Like It closes tomorrow
Fave markers, Inks or Pencils and why - for me it has to be my Promarkers.  They were my first colouring medium of choice and I have stuck with them for years now! I also love the variance of colours you can achieve from delicate pastels to bright, vibrant tones. I wouldn't be without them!
Eclecic Ellapu closes end of the month
Purple Team - Life's a Beach
Try it on Tuesday closes 18th
Happy Holidays 
The Paper Shelter closes today
Sunny Days
Creative Inspirations until 23rd August
#255 Summer challenge
Fab n Funky closes today
Two or more DPs

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Oh, nuts!...

Good afternoon, my dear blogging friends and  totally terrific Thursday to you all too! Just thought I'd pop in and show you the latest card kit to hit the shelves in my new Etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ellasdesignwales)...
...I'm really pleased with how this little squirrel turned out...
 ...The card kit has a few different sentiments with corresponding printed inserts.  'Oh, NUTS!' and the insert reads 'I forgot your Birthday'.  'Go NUTS!' - 'It's your Birthday' and then there's 'Have a NUTTY Birthday' and a blank insert in case you want to change the sentiment for one of your own or personalise it.
Lisa x