Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Passion for Promarkers - Spooky birthday...

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies!  It's TUESDAY - which means the start of another fab challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!  This week it's the lovely Eileen in the hostess chair and with Halloween just around the corner, she's chosen a theme of  'Spooky Birthday'...so we want to see your witches and vampires and mummys and ghosts adorning your creations...and anything else remotely spooky!
This week we are being sponsored by Bugaboo who are offering a $21.00 voucher to one lucky winner...Don't forget to be eligible to win the prize, you MUST use your Letraset pens/mediums...
For my card I HAD to use Frankie from the October design set of A Year in Cards...
...I used the papers from the same set and some spider's web mesh for a touch of texture.  The sentiments were also from the October set and I decided to go with three instead of just one!...
I coloured Frankie with my Pro/Flexmarkers and here's the colour list I used :
Skin - Lime Zest, Pear Green, Olive Green
Hair & boots - Black, Cool Grey 5, 4 & 3
Top - Honeycomb, Pumkpin, Spice, Saddle Brown
Trousers and collar - Amethyst, Purple, Slate
Patches - Pastel Beige, Khaki
Bell - Henna, Umber, Yellow, Mustard, Gold
Well that's it from me! I hope you can find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations - don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my talented teamies have been up to!
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Cute and/or Spooky until 31st
Orange/Purple/Black until 30th
Autumn or Halloween until 8th November
(Hope my card classes as Halloween, if not, please feel free to delete my entry) 
Papertake Weekly
Take your Pick
Halloween Hues until 2nd November

Monday, 26 October 2015

Mixing it up...

Good afternoon, dear Blogger buddies!  I know, I know, I am once again AWOL!  Mr Motivation is avoiding me with evasive manouevres - I am still crafting, it's just not things that I can share at the moment because it's for upcoming workshops or DT cards. My crafty table is now all clean and tidy so I'm hoping that will clear out the clutter in my brain aswell and I may find some inclination to create, just for the heck of it!
I am hoping to do a couple of Christmas craft fairs in the next month so have been making some post it note holders and gift card/money wallets...
...I've used decent Papermate pens and bagged each one with a header to write who the gift is to and from.  I'm also waiting for allsorts of other bits and bobs for me to alter - pegs to make peg fridge magnets, shopping list notebooks, bottle tops for more fridge magnets and I'm hoping to get some printed mugs done too. If anyone has any other ideas for some easy crafty items to sell, then I'd be grateful for the inspiration!
I've also made a quick card after being inspired by the lovely Donna's card here...
I used the Mixer image and Sewing and Lamp papers from A Play on Words and cased the fab layout that Donna used...think this will be one I'll be using again...
I used Labels Eleven for the image topper and a Nellie Snellen border, embellishing with some narrow pink satin ribbon, button and pearls.
Hope you've had a fab Monday and I'll be back in the morning with another fun challenge over at Passion for Promarkers...until then...
Lisa x

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Passion for Promarkers - doodling...

Morning, everyone!  It's a quick post from me this morning as I'm off to get my hair chopped!  It's Tuesday, so the start of another fab challenge over at Passion for Promarkers! yay!  This week it's the lovely Anna in the hostess chair and she has chosen the theme 'Doodling', so whether it's zentangle, faux stitching or a hand written sentiment (in which case, RESPECT!) as long as there's some doodling on your card, then it will qualify to be in the draw to win a fabby prize. Speaking of which, this week we are being sponsored by Polkadoodles who are offering 2 digi images (Serenity - butterfly kisses and stardust) to the lucky winner...
So I went with another fab layout that I saw over at Deconstructing Jen (will find the link later) and used the nail polish digistamp and sentiment from Another play on Words.  The papers are from the Makeup and baby set and I doodled using my fine liner black pen...
...I added some sprinkles to decorate (LOVE these at the moment!) and finished the inside with a writing panel (with doodled border) and another polka dot heart.
Well, that's going to have to be it for now - short and sweet, as I have to dash! Hope you can find the time to join in with our challenge this week and I look forward to seeing what you all make! Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what fabulous inspiration my talented teamies have created and good luck in the draw!
Lisa x

Friday, 2 October 2015

Sugar Sketch 30...

Good afternoon, my lovelies!  I've been having a play at my crafty table and decided to join in with this week's sketch over at Sugar Pea Designs.  I am so grateful for sketches at the moment as they really help to kickstart my creativity - I think without them, I would shuffle paper around from here to eternity!
...I decided to use the Owl image topper from Animal Antics and added the sentiment and a couple of balloons from one of the embellishments sheets.  The papers are from the Cat, Owl and Fish design sets and the sentiment is from the Owl set...
I added a touch of glitter and some Glossy Accents to his eyes, beak and feet (but guess what?! Yep, you guessed it - they don't show up very well in the photograph!) I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo DI and completed the inside with a writing panel and diagonal stripe of polka dot paper to match the front.
Looking now, I should've made the owl topper a little bit shorter in height, but once the layers are stuck together, it's a bit tough! Oh well!
So there's another week gone and we're into October, though you wouldn't know it from the weather - not that I'm complaining!  We have beautiful blue skies and sunshine again today and forecast the same for the next few days, so my washing machine will be on overdrive! Have a fantastic weekend!
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the Sugar Sketch Challenge - Sketch 30 which closes on the 11th October