Thursday, 16 February 2017

I've made something!...

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies! I have actually remembered to photograph a card before sending it out! This is a card commission that I had to make this week, with the only stipulation being that it was for a Sister on her 65th sometimes I curse the subject matter that some people give me to put on a card, but it can also be as difficult when you aren't given any guidance at all and are just told something pretty..I mean, something I think is pretty, somebody else might not! But this is what they've ended up with...
...I decided to go quite girly and plumped for flowers and butterflies...surely I can't go wrong with that and I hope the recipient likes it?!
Right, off to do the dreaded food shop - I've managed to eke it out to a fortnight, but the boys are complaining that there's nothing to eat in the house...they still manage to get tea every night, so I don't think they're starving just yet, but I think the combos that are left in the freezer would make some strange menu choices!!
Have a terrific Thursday, whatever you're up to!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Passion for Promarkers - I {heart} you...

This card came in the Top 3 at Come and Get It Challenges
This card was also the chosen winner and DT Favourite at Craft Rocket Challenges

Good morning again, dear Blogger friends and I hope you're having a totally terrific Tuesday! You know what this means?!...Yep! It's 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's chosen a topical theme of 'I {heart} you!' So rather than a specific love or Valentine's themed creation, we would like to see anything with a heart on it...this could be heart die cuts, an image holding a heart or even heart backing paper...
Don't forget to be in with a chance of wining the prize, which is a fantastic Promarkers set courtesy of Cowling & Wilcox (my favourite place to buy Promarkers) you MUST use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products and of course, follow the challenge theme! It would also help massively if you could state which products you've used and where, for example, 'coloured with Promarkers'.
I decided to get ahead and create hubby's Valentine's card using the super cute Look at Me Lolly from Angie's Digi Store. I went into heart overload and had lolly peeking out from behind a pretty lacy heart that is from a lovely die set that my sister got for my birthday...
I used my GoKreate Frilly Frames #2 for the card base - one of my all time favourites for shaped cards and the papers were all from in my scrap drawers.
Lolly was coloured using my Pro/Flexmarkers - Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Umber, Linen, Vanilla, Champagne
I was rather brave (or stupid!) and decided to add some doodles once my card was finished, but I feel it just finished it off.
I hope you can find the time to join in with our challenge this week and look forward to seeing all of your fabulous creations! Don't forget to hop over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my talented teamies have created for your inspiration and to enter...
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
It's a Love Thing! until 14th
Be My Valentine! until tomorrow
Anything Goes until 9th
Hearts on Fire! until 18th
Valentine's Day until 11th
Love is in the Air! until 28th

Monday, 6 February 2017

Workshop cards - February 4th...

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies! I have actually remembered to take photographs of the cards we made in workshop on Saturday and so am here to share them with you!...
The first card was inspired by Ewa's card HERE and uses a pretty Marianne butterfly die cut in black and backed with an inked layer, using Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.  The papers are from Animal Antics CD-Rom - the Cat polka dot and Horse corrugated papers.
The girls really loved this card and despite everyone's butterfly being different shades, they all turned out beautifully!...
Second up was a card using the Hot Air Balloon from Another Play on Words CD-Rom.  It uses a variety of papers from the CD and the JPEG balloons, printed at 9 to a page for the larger and 35 to a page contact sheet for the smaller one...
I really liked this layout and am currently using it to make an upcoming DT card, though I'm sure it will look very different to this one!
I have been so busy drawing and creating for workshops, plus trying to fit in working on the campervan, that crafty time is at a premium at the minute!  I also need to learn to photograph cards before I send them out, as they either get delivered or sent in the post and then I think of taking pictures!
Hope you can find time for some crafting and have a magnificent Monday - I have kid's club later...oh, joy!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Feminine Fancy...

Good morning, Blogger buddies! A really quick post from me this morning as I'm off to have my hair done...but, it's Tuesday - so you know what that means?! A brand new challenge starts today over at Passion for Promarkers and it's the lovely Nic (aka Coops) in the hostess chair, giving us a nice easy theme of 'Feminine Fancy' - so all those creations for the ladies, something feminine and girly with lots of prettiness. Easy, peasy, right?!
We're ebing sponsored by the fabulous Dies to Die For who are offering one very lucky winner a £15.00 voucher to their store...can I enter...pretty please?!  You can make any creation you like (not just a card), as long as you use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) mediums and follow the challenge theme...
So what are you waiting for?! Get out those pens and get playing along!...
I went with soft, feminine colours for my DT card and a pretty Hibiscus flower. Of course, it had to be CAS with just a bit of embellishing - no card of mine would be complete without my signature three pearls!
The image is a sneak peek at something that I'm playing with at the moment...for now, I am enjoying drawing and colouring and we'll see what comes of it?!
Right, gotta go or I'll miss my appointment! I hope you can find the time to play along with us this week and don't forget to see what my talented teamies have created for your inspiration over at the Passion for Promarkers blog!
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A freebie!...

Good evening, dear Blogger buddies! A quick pop in to share a freebie with you all! This little guy was heading for the recycle bin, but I thought I would post him and see if any of you lovely crafters would like to give him a new home?...
Lisa x

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Add Some Bling...

Good morning, Bloggers! Like a lot of people, I had promised myself that I would try to blog more this year...not a great start is it?! But I'm here now...and it's Tuesday, which means another fab challenge from Passion for Promarkers for the beginning of 2017!
This week we have the lovely Marie in the hostess chair and she's chosen us a nice, easy theme of 'Add some bling'...We are being kindly sponsored by Bugaboo, who are offering one lucky winner 4 digis from their cool is that?!
Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you MUST use Letraset mediums and follow the challenge them. (It would also help if you let us know where you've used your Letraset products, i.e. coloured with Promarkers)
...We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I chose the ever so cute Ladybug Line!...
I really enjoyed this challenge theme, although it is an absolute nightmare to photograph! My pretty card is really quite blinged up in real life with black gems on the ladybirds antennae, crystal glitter on the wings, sparkly gold twine, red glitter card mat and a sprinkling of crystal gems, plus a bit of Glossy Accents on their noses...
...I chose this image because I thought it would lend itself to my favourite CAS style and just love the black and red combo of ladybirds...
Colours :
Ladybirds - Red, Berry, Crimson, Burgundy, Cool Grey 1, 3, 4 & 5
Leaves and grass - Meadow, Leaf, Grass
Wings - Sea Mist, Tea Green
Shadow - Blue Grey 1, Dolphin Blue, Blue Pearl, Blender
This card has been sent to a friend, who's birthday was yesterday, so I hope she liked it as much as I do! Right, off to sort out the breakfast mess and then hopefully a chance to sit at my crafty table later!
Don't forget to hop over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my talented teamies have been creating for your inspiration and I hope you can find the time to play along with us!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Midway reminder - Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas challenge...

Today is the midway reminder post for the Mega Christmas Challenge over on the Passion For Promarkers Challenge blog.
Today team 1 are sharing their creations.
Here is a little reminder of the challenge theme and the fantastic prizes on offer.

Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “use your dies/punches”.  You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you follow the theme.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  Thanks x x
So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) are offering one lucky winner a Student Designer pack of 24 promarkers
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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher.
DigiStamp Boutique logo
Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $30.00 voucher.
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Dies to Die For are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £25.00 voucher.
Dies to Die For logo
Di’s Digi Stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.
Di's Digital Stamps
A Day for Daisies is generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.
2 Cute Ink are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 3 digi images.
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Clearly Besotted Stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 1 (in stock) stamp set.
clearly besotted stamps
For my inspiration card, I decided not to colour up an image, but to colour flowers instead!  The poinsettia flower is a Marianne die set which I coloured using Red, Berry, Crimson and Burgundy and the leaves are a Sweet Dixie die coloured with Pear, Olive and Umber.  I even used my Promarkers to make the patterned paper panel by colouring using the chisel end of the Champagne pen over cream cardstock, embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  
I added some gold string and a Sweet Dixie sentiment die cut from satin gold cardstock, then finished with gold glitter, gold pearls and diamantes.
I hope you're all nearly ready for Christmas...though it's coming round rather quickly, despite being the same day every year!
Don't know how much I'll be online over the festive period as I try to refocus my crafty mind, in order to kick start my Mojo.
Wishing you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year,
Lisa x