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?...
Hugs,
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 store...how 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!
Hugs,
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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,
Hugs,
Lisa x

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge...

Good morning dear Blogger buddies!
This week we are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” over at Passion for Promarkers, which runs for a whole month and ends on 3rd January 2017! 

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
884955042915 W&N Promarker lifestyle_0255RWinsor & Newton Promarker Student set
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.
bugaboo badge
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.
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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.
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Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!

The fabulous Team 2 are showcasing their creations this fortnight, so hop over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what they've made for your inspiration!
Team 1 (including myself) will be showcasing our projects in two weeks time, just a few days before the 'big day'!
Hope you can join in with our month long challenge!
Hugs,
Lisa x

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Eat, Drink and Be Merry...

Good morning, dear Blogger friends! It's Tuesday, which means the start of a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this week it's my turn to host! With the festive season fast approaching, I thought I would give you all a topical theme of 'Eat, Drink and Be Merry!' So I would like to see all those puddings, pies, pastries and party foods, plus chocolate, cocktails and Christmas cheer!  Whether it is Christmas themed or not (although it would be nice if it were!) I want to see your culinary inspired creations...
This week we are being sponsored by Clearly Besotted Stamps who are offering one lucky winner the chance to choose a stamp set from their store (as long as it is in stock)...

Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you must use your Letraset mediums and follow the challenge theme
(It would be really helpful if you could tell us where you've used your Letraset products, for example, coloured with Promarkers)

...I decided to use the pudding digistamp from 12 Cards of Christmas and ended up with my usual CAS style card, despite having tried just about everything in my crafty stash on this card!...
Promarker Colour List :
Pudding - Cocoa, Henna, Umber, Black
Cream - Champagne, Linen, Blender
Holly - Red, Crimson, Burgundy, Leaf Green, Grass, Forest Green
...I used one of the House papers from Another Play on Words and some cream hessian and Mink coloured wide, satin ribbon, plus a few pearls and a string bow.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the berries for a touch of shine...

My crafty Mojo still eludes me, although I am still creating - I'm having to come up with some items for a craft table at our village Christmas Fair...I do wonder whether it is because of HAVING to craft that I am finding it so difficult, and maybe the Christmas break will give me chance to reassess where I'm going with my crafting and hopefully find a love of it again...because 2016 has been a long year!
Hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Christmas until 2nd
Anything Goes until 1st
Anything Goes with Christmas until 7th
Any image until 3rd

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is Coming...

Good morning, Blogger buddies and a terrific Tuesday to you all!  It's a really quick post from me today to let you know that there is a new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers!  This week it's the lovely Julie in the hostess chair, choosing a very topical theme of 'Christmas is Coming...' (hence my quick post as I'm off to do some Christmas shopping!) We're being sponsored by 2 Cute Ink who are offering one lucky winner  2 digis from their store...
For my card, I used a super sweet freebie from the lovely Sylvia Zet which you can find on her blog HERE...
I used a mix of papers from my scrap drawers, some aqua blue grosgrain ribbon and a couple of XCut snowflakes, which I layered 2 together to give a bit more rigidity...
Some sparkle on his hat and a bit of bling to finish and I was done...
Don't forget there's still chance to enter your name to become a Design Team member for Passion for Promarkers - just hop over to the blog and leave your linky!
Right, I'm off - said it had to be a quick post this morning! Wish me luck with the shopping, I'm hoping to find some inspiration and come home with my list completed....fingers crossed! Have a fab day and I'll be back later to link up a couple of challenges...
Hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Christmas time until the end of November
Anything Goes closes tomorrow
Anything Goes closes tomorrow
Anything Goes until 27th

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Christmas Angel...

Good afternoon, lovely Blogger friends!  I hope you're all keeping warm during this first real spell of Wintry weather, here in the UK.  I have actually been having a little play drawing some new designs and this cute little Christmas Angel is now available in my Etsy store as a card kit...

...and digital stamp...

...There are 2 variations, one holding a Christmas banner and the other a blank banner, so you could paper piece patterned papers or add a name, so the card could be used for another occasion...
I have another design in the pipeline, so will hopefully be back soon with some more creations...
Hope you like them...
Hugs,
Lisa x