Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Make it Digital...

Ooops!  Seems I dropped off the planet for a little while again!  Days are being spent trying to bulk up stock for the start of the Farmer's market season - I'm hoping that it'll be a success and so am throwing myself into making allsorts of 'stuff' to adorn my stall...maybe one of these days I might even photograph some of it and share! (Bad Blogger!)
Anyway, it's that time of the week again - the start of a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and they don't get much easier than this...it's the lovely Marie in the hostess chair and she's given us a theme of 'Make it Digital', so we want to see your digital images, papers and sentiments (don't forget to mention what it is that you've used so that we can determine which bits are digital!)  We have a new sponsor this week with 2 Cute Ink offering one lucky winner 3 digis 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 theme...so what are you waiting for?!
I decided to use another of my cute Dan images from Digistamp Boutique and kept the card nice and CAS - definitely my favourite style of card!  I coloured Dan with my Pro/Flexmarkers and here's the colour list for all you Letrasetters (seeing as I haven't done one in a while!)...
Skin - Blush, Dusky Pink, Coral, Cinnamon
Hair - Vanilla, Champagne, Sandstone, Caramel
Shading on top - Celestial Blue, Dolphin Blue
Trousers - Red, Berry Red, Crimson, Burgundy
Dog - Vanilla, Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa, Umber, Black
Shadow - Blender, Tea Green, Sea Mist, Pebble Blue
I paper pieced Dan's top with a digital Plaid paper from the November set of A Year in Cards and then added some fishtail flags in coordinating papers before adding a printed insert with a simple verse....et finit!
I hope you can find the time to join in with our easy peasy theme this week and look forward to seeing what you all come up with! Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my uber talented teamies have created for your inspiration and I'll be back with some more craftiness once I've found the camera under all the mess! Right, off to do some card commissions and maybe make some cupcakes...I'll see how long the cards take first!?! Have a terrific Tuesday and could somebody please give Mother Nature a bit of a nudge and reminder her that it's supposed to be Spring, because it's flipping freezing here today - might just have to put the heating on!
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into this month's challenge (April 16) over on the Digistamp Boutique Blog

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Passion for Promarkers - Bingo...

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies and a happy Tuesday to you all!  Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and...it's my turn to host!!  I've chosen a nice, easy Bingo board to get your crafty juices flowing, so why not get out your Letraset pens and join us for this weeks challenge?...
We're being sponsored by the super sweet Digistamp Boutique who are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to their online store, even more reason to join in the fun!
For my card, I went with two bingo lines - middle across (buttons, image and kraft) and centre down (ribbon, image and sentiment)...
...I used the super cute Pirate Dan image and coloured him with my Pro/Flexmarker.  I paper pieced his bandad and the boat and decoupaged the parrot and portholes for a touch more dimension...
...You may recognise the layout from my last post - really like this one and could be adapted for any occasion...
...The papers are from the November set of A Year in Cards and the BBQ set of A Play in Words and all the edges were inked with Walnut Stain DI.  I stamped the sentiment using my individual alphabet stamps and added a couple of turwuoise star buttons to reflect the turquoise colours of the sea.
So, there you have it...I hope you can find time to play along with us this week and don't forget to see what my talented teamies have been creating for your inspiration, over on the Passion for Promarkers blog!  I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations but not the challenge that will be picking a Top 3!
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
E is for Everything closes tomorrow
Anything Goes closes today
April - Anything Goes until 28th

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Yesterday's workshop makes...

Good evening, Blogland!  Just thought I'd pop in and share the cards that we made at yestreday's workshop.  All the girls really enjoyed making them and went away with two lovely cards...

...The Easter holidays are almost over and I'm hoping things will start to get back to some sort of normality from Tuesday.  It's been lovely having the boys home but it totally throws my routine and I find it hard to get chance to sit at my crafty table, so much so, that it is practically empty at the moment...I know!?!  I need to try and organise my time a little better and wonder if making a list of things to do each day might mean that I'm more productive?...or it may just mean that I spend more time making lists?!
Hope you've all had a wonderful Spring break, despite the soggy weather here in the West and I'll be back bright and early on Tuesday with a new challenge for Passion for Promarkers - it's my week to host and I have a nice easy theme to join in with, so hop over and see what it is on Tuesday!
Until then, hugs from me...
Lisa x