Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Simon Says Stamp

Hiya bloggers, hope you are all nearly ready for Santa coming, I have finished all my cards and posted them out, I had to miss a few people out due to lack of time and for that I am sorry..........I am going to try and be more organised next year, hopefully things will be a little better for us in 2010.

Anyway I am hoping it is safe to post this card now as it should have arrived safely in Scotland as it is for my wonderful in-laws......................however, I rushed to finish this card that I have had sat half made for a week, popped it in the envelope and took it to the post office and waved goodbye to it..................I then realised that I had forgotten to write in it..........Doh!!!! I am so losing my marbles........i was rushing to get out the door on Saturday morning though in the midst of our heating breaking down and a million and one errands to run.......LOL...........good job my in-laws know what I am like................some would take offence to that, but that's just little old me.....He He!!!!

All of the supplies used on this Easel card are Magnolia apart from the Merry Christmas sentiment which is a Penny Black and the flower, fronds and brads are from my stash. Sweet Tilda has been coloured with Promarkers, I hope my in-laws like it.

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp challenge which this week is 'Merry christmas'

Wishing you all a great christmas & New year



Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Passion for Promarkers Mega challenge

Happy Tuesday bloggers, sorry I have been a lazy blogger but I have been mega busy and my mojo has been awol........how rude at this time of year with all these cards to make!!!! I am nowhere near finishing them and I have to say I have bought a box from Sainsbury's......I know, I know, hopefully I can make a few next week as I finish work until New Years Eve on Friday....woo hoo....anyway it's time to reveal our second batch of 'anything but a card' items for the Passion for Promarkers Mega challenge.

I have had this chocolate box under construction since I knew we were doing 3D items, but it has taken me ages to finish, I spent all day Sunday faffing with it, I had to change the measurements to fit my A4 card, or should I say hubby has.......I found the tutorial on Kirsten's blog, she has some fab examples.......hubby has converted the inches to cm's, here they are if anyone wants them, hope you find them useful, you will need to refer to Kirsten's blog for the main tutorial, then these measurements should make sense!!!!

The main cardboard lid and base 14.5cm x 14.5cm

Drawers 10cm x 13cm, scored on short side at 2.5cm & 7.5cm and long side at 2.5cm & 10.5cm

Drawer surrounds 8.0cm x 18cm, scored at 2.6cm, 7.8cm, 10.4cm & 15.5cm

The card on top measures 14.5 x 14.5cm

I found the tutorial on Kirsten's blog, she has some fab examples, you can just decorate the top of the box or have a card type arrangement on the top of it, I choose the card/box option as I am sending this to my big sis as her christmas card, the pic below shows half of the inside of the card on top of the box, the verse is by Magnolia & holly has been created with my Martha Stewart punch.

There are four drawers in the box that open that you can put things in, I am going to put chocolates in for my big sis. The little handles are Tim Holtz hitch fastners (got mine on e-bay) & the stamp is Wee with Reindeer by WOJ, coloured with the following Promarkers:

Pine, Blush, Denim blue, Powder blue, Salmon pink, Sunkissed pink, Pastel pink, sandstone, lipstick red, tan, caramel, cocoa & Umber

All of the papers used are from a 6x6 book called Webster's pages - Holiday collection combo pack, I got them from a craft show and I am sure I got them from a company called Oyster stamps the papers are fab for the inside of cards as well as the outsides!!!

The sentiment is Santa is coming to Town by Magnolia & that Stampin up ribbon bow unties to reveal the inside of the card

Hope you like it, it sure is really sturdy and quite heavy, hope my big sis likes it!!!!

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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Passion for Promarkers

Happy Tuesday everyone, apologies for my serious lack of blog hopping of late, I have had a horrible cold/chest infection and have not made anything or felt like doing much lately at all!!!

Anyway, you are in for such a treat this month over at Passion for Promarkers, the new challenge runs from 9am today (1st December) until 9am on the 5th January 2010
You can use ANY COLOURS of ProMarkers and you can make ANYTHING BUT A CARD.

Check out the fab prize list

Grand Prize: 148 ProMarkers from the fabulously generous Letraset - that's the entire collection including all the old and new colours

Plus they have donated another 2 x 5 Promarker Theme Packs

Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits have donated 8 prizes of Sugar Nellie stamps:
4x Maggie & Hamish stamps PLUS 4x Home Grown stamps

Joanna Sheen has donated a £10 voucher to spend in her online shop

Stampeezee have also donated a £10 voucher to spend with them

Whiff of Joy have donated a Fred, Celebrating Elephant stamp designed by Alison Acton

Julie is an Independent Stampin Up! Demonstator and she is giving away a stamp set and ribbon

What a fab selection of prizes to be had, so worth a go huh????

I made another gift box, this time with my scallop square Nesties & I have decorated my box with the fab MME signature xmas papers again.

I couldn't resist using xmas Eve Tilda as my topper, I coloured her in the following Promarkers:

Skin: Ivory, Blush, Dusky pink, pastel pink
Clothes: pastel blue & denim blue, caramel & Tan
Hair: sandstone, cinnamon & Umber

Hope you have a fab rest of the week, thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Passion for Promarkers

Happy Tuesday blogging pals, the weeks sure do fly by, not long to xmas now & I am way behind on the xmas card making!!!! Looks like I will be making an emergency trip to the shops for some boxed cards....................although I feel bad as most of my pals know about my habit & may be offended if I don't make them a card!!!! What do you do???

Anyway, on to this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge & this week Helen has chosen the theme 'Vintage'

This one got me thinking...........In the end I decided on a blue & cream theme, this colour scheme is everywhere at the moment and I love it!!!! My papers are from the My Minds Eye Signature range............love these papers, so yummy.

I stamped my new xmas eve Tilda in Black Impress Ink onto SU Very Vanilla cardstock & coloured her in the following Promarkers:

Skin: Ivory, Blush, Dusky pink, pastel pink
Clothes: pastel blue & denim blue, caramel & Tan
Hair: sandstone, cinnamon & Umber

The sentiment is an Old Magnolia one, stamped in SU Close to Cocoa onto SU Very vanilla cardstock.

I have sanded & used my paper distresser on the edges of the papers to give them an older appearance.

Hope you like it, we are making it in my card class tonight as some of my ladies want to play colouring in and some have asked how I build my cards, so I thought I would show them!!!!

Thanks for looking, have a great week, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Friday, 20 November 2009

Happy 50th Birthday

Thank goodness its Friday, sorry I have not visited this week.........I have felt really unwell all week, I have been at work but by the time I got home every night I was ready for bed!!! I feel no better today and I am working all day tomorrow as well!!!!

Anyway.....I made this card for hubby's work pal who is celebrating her 50th birthday this week. the design is based on this card from the Splitcoast stamper gallery of Treasureoiler.

I had a go at the Featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast stampers where you get to CASE a card from a chosen gallery but the rules are that you must chage at least 2 things............as you can see I changed quite a few, including the DP, colour, stamps etc

The DP is Craftwork cards from Stampeezee & I used my Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch to create the border at the bottom..........the Martha Stuart punches are on offer by the way at Stampeezee.........15% off & they have the punch around the page ones back in stock - if you can't see them on the web site they may have them in the shop stock so give them a call.
I cut the numbers on my Cricut & covered them with glitter.......this card looks so much nicer IRL, I just can't get a decent pic in this dark weather!!!!
Anyway I hope his pal likes the card.........I am going to lie on the settee now & sleep as I am worn out!!!


Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Passion for Promarkers

Good day blogging pals...........another Passion for Promarkers challenge is upon us & this week our Guest DT Barbara has chosen the colours Marsh Green & Burnt Umber, I immediately decided to ink up my Greeting Farm Peter Pan that I have had for months & never used.

These colours look fantastic with the Archaic papers from Basic Grey, I used the following Promarkers to colour Peter:

Blush, pastel pink, dusky pink, burnt umber, sandstone, caramel, cinnamon & blender

The sentiment is from the same set as Peter Pan........'never ever' & has been punched out with the Stampin Up word window punch & layered on to the SU Oval & scallop oval shapes.

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Saturday, 14 November 2009

7th Wedding Anniversary

Happy Saturday everyone, just had to show you my suprises from hubby for our 7th anniversary!!! This is us on that magical day in Clearwater, Florida, our photographer was amazing, hired about 3 days before the wedding as Virgins photo package was awful, this firm were in Safety Harbour...........v.expensive but it is was our only chance to catch the special memories.........yuk........how soppy do I sound & they were the only firm available at such short notice.....LOL.......good job I had our flexi friend to assist in an emergency!!!!

He suprised me with a hand made card.............yes, no help from at me at all, he designed it all him self, no sketch, no inspiration.........he's a natural don't ya think???? He must get it from his taleted mummy Fiona.

It has an acetate window & everything, he used 3 stamps of mine that have never ever seen ink........LOL. The flower is a Penny Black, the flower is Papermania & the Sentiment is from an SU SAB set. He coloured the flowers in Promarkers.........I think its a fab card don't you?

and a knock at the door........................

I never get flowers as the last time (about 8 years ago) I moaned about how much they had cost so he never bothered again.........until today...........I was a bit more grateful today....LOL, I still think flowers from florists are too expensive but these are beautiful & they sit lovely in my bay window and will hopefully last longer to as it is cool there.

The rest of the day was a bit of a nightmare........we were going shopping this morning & then to the German Market in Birmingham with my Brother & Sis this afternoon but we could not get our hands on OUR cash as Halifax were having technical probs as a result of the bad weather last night so shopping was abandoned. My mom lent us cash to go into Birmingham tho but after walking over a mile to the train station found the trains to Birmingham cancelled as someone had been hit by a train...........how awful!!!!
We ended up getting the bus and just sat in heavy traffic trying to get into Birmingham. Once there we could not move in the German Market........turns out the light switch on on the other side of town had been abandoned as someone had been stabbed and there was a bit of a fight from what I heard........shame as people were looking forward to seeing JLS & Sugababes.......well, all these dissapointed folk must all have been in that market!!!
We left after about 50 mins of being pushed & shoved but then could not get back on public transport......Trains to busy......buses all full......thank goodness for Taxi's that's all I can say!!!!
Anyway enough of my ranting I am off to bed as I still feel a bit poorly!!!


Tuesday, 10 November 2009

passion for Promarkers

Another hectic week has flown by & time again for another Passion for Promarkers challenge and this week the lovely Ida has provided us with a fab sketch to follow.

I decided to use my WOJ Henry skating mouse that I bought weeks ago and have neglected to use, poor little mite. I stamped him in Black Impress ink onto whisper white card and coloured him in the following Promarkers:

Cinnamon, Cocoa, Umber, Pine, Forest Green, Tea green, Ice Grey 1, Ice grey 5, Cool grey 1, Artic blue, Duck egg, Oatmeal, Tan, Poppy, Lipstick Red & Blender

The paper is Bo Bunny from Hobbycraft, I have inked the edges with SU real red ink, the sentiment is by Elzybells & the fancy border was created with my new EK Success punch that I got from the NEC on Saturday

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Tuesday, 3 November 2009


I have been given some awards lately that I am a bit late mentioning, the first is from the fabulous Marlene, thanks hun, this award has rules as follows:

I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.

1. Where is your cell phone? Kitchen
2. Your hair? Blonde
3. Your mother? Petite
4. Your father? Heaven
5. Your favorite food? Junk
6. Your dream last night? scary
7. Your favorite drink? Coke
8. Your dream/goal? Health
9. What room are you in? Lounge
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? Fire
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? organised
15. Muffins? Yuk
16. Wish list item? Dad
17. Where did you grow up? Birmingham
18. Last thing you did? Facebook
19. What are you wearing? Clothes
20. Your TV? Big
21. Your Pets? Doggies
22. Friends? Many
23. Your life? Manic
24. Your mood? Stressed
25. Missing Someone? Dad
26. Vehicle? Volvo
27. Something your not wearing? Armour
28. Your favorite store? Stampeezee
29. Your favorite color? Black
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? funeral
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? Craftroom
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Nando's

The second is from my wonderful mother in law Fiona & my friend Grace from Stampeezee, thank you both

I will pass these on later, got to run and get my son from Scouts



Passion for Promarkers

Happy Tuesday to you all, I am sooooo tired this week after our hectic but fun visit to Scotland, we got to see a lot of the family this trip and my MIL and I even managed a craft session at her local craft shop Stampaholics.................back to reality now though and back to work.....still a girl has to earn the pennies to spend at the NEC on Friday and Saturday right?? Woo hoo I am sooooooo excited, let me know if you are gonna be there and I will look out for you.

Anyway onto this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge & this time we want to see the colours grass & canary on your creations........mmmmm this one got me thinking, i had a look around the digi stamp sites and found this Itty Bitty Bobby Dinosaur costume cutie from Pink cat Studio and thought he was perfect, the sentiment was from the same site and was a freebie.

I coloured Itty Bitty Bobby in the following promarkers:

Grass, meadow green, canary, sunflower, lemon, blush, dusky pink, pastel pink, sandstone & umber.

I cut him out with Small & large oval nesties and made a box sized to fit my label nesties. I was going to put some treats in the box but the postie bought a big box today and I put it on the table on top of my project by accident........oops........its a little on the flat side now!!!!

Anyway have a great week and I hope to see some of you at the NEC

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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Crafting fun at Stampaholics

As you know I am in Scotland visitings my in-laws & today my mother-in-law and I were booked into a craft class at the fab Stampaholics.

This is one of the cards I made, designed by Siobhan (owner of the shop) I will not be showing you the other as I a managed to make a complete mess of it!!!!

I had to make it with no cutter, just a craft knife and mat................the colour must have drained from my face when I was told that ...LOL. It was pretty easy actually so I have conqured a fear today (I won't be throwing away my cutter tho)

The main image is by Crafty Individuals, the frame is a nestie (which I just had to buy), the sentiment is from an Inkadinkado clear set and the background swirls and snowflakes were created with various wooden stamps that were available for us to play with.
This is not my usual style of card so I really enjoyed doing something a little different, I managed a little bit of shopping at the end of the class but I was being rushed by men to hurry so I had to leave precious stash behind that should now be mine............SOB................still I am going to the NEC next week..........oh I am soooooooooooo excited.
Anyway, my MIL has just purchased the new Magnolia magazine so I am going to curl up on the sofa with it now as I cannot wait until I get hold of mine that Deb from Stampeezee is saving for me.
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Frankie's Monsters

Halloween is nearly upon us, but I will miss all the neighbourhood fun as we will be on our way back from Scotland on the night of Halloween so I have made some monster treat boxes for my usual visitors to hand out beforehand!!!!!

The fab Tutorial is
I have used everything the same although I did not have the Top note die but I did have a nestie die that is more or less exact so I used that.

Anyway, we are off out to visit family today & stopping my Luca's fab ice cream shop in Musselburgh (Scotland)...........best ice cream ever!!!

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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Passion for Promarkers

Happy Tuesday bloggers, hope you are all well, I am excited today as I am off up to Scotland when I finish work with my hubby & our 3 doggies to see his parents, my son is there already, he flew up on Thursday lunch time for the holidays. My mother -in-law (Lildaff) is a crafter so we have some crafty time planned which includes a class at the fab Stampoholics and a visit to Aberdeen to meet my Passion ForPromarkers DT mate Debbi, it should be a great few days.

Anyway onto this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge which this week is 'Animals', you can use any colours for this one so I chose to do a Halloween card using 'Bat cat' by Mo Manning, available here . I coloured the puddy cat in the following Promarkers:

Pumpkins: Mandarin, Pumpkin & gold, Umber & cocoa
Mask: Plum, Amethyst & Orchid
Kitty: Cool grey 1, 3, 4 & 5
Ears, nose & mouth: Sunkissed pink
Eyes: Emerald

The DP is DCWV, it's holographic but the pic does not show it!!! The fab sentiment is from an Amy R Halloween collection I got from Sily Monkey crafts, you get loads of sentiments and they stamp perfectly!!!

We are being sponsered by Letraset themselves this week who are giving away a pack of 5 promarkers, so get colouring in to be in with a chance to win!!!!

Have a great week, thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Friday, 23 October 2009

Happy Birthday Barry 'The Bear' Kempton

Hiya bloggers, what a week this has been, so glad it's the weekend!!!! Another different type of card from me, tomorrow is my friend Barry's birthday and he just loves bears..............in fact if he existed in another life form before this life then he was a bear as his stature resembles that of a bear stood on its hind legs.

I needed a Bear image for his card & my Canadian friend Diana came to the rescue with this Bear from Stampin Up's Wildlife Reserve Set (not available in the UK), I had a nose on splitcoast and found this card from which I took my inspiration.
Align Centre

The Bear is stamped in Black Ink & mounted onto Black (yes I know it looks brown, camera is telling lies) and Kraft cardstock. I used my SU corner ticket punch to snip the corners of the middle panel away and my houndstooth embossing folder on the background, I added some silver brads & twine & hey presto.

This card looks so much better IRL honest, I hope Barry likes it!!!!

Have a great weekend, I am having my hair done tomorrow, highlights and a cut...........I hate it........I could be doing so many other things whilst sat in that place but I cannot leave it no longer, people are starting to comment about the amount of roots I have showing............I have been shamed into it....LOL

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Thursday, 22 October 2009

Happy birthday to you...............

Happy Birthday to you.............Happy birthday dear Gina.................Happy birthday to you!!!!!

Yay Gina is 40 today, happy birthday sweetie, have a fantastic day!!!!

I met Gina in the flesh for the first time yesterday, I turned up unnanounced at her house with birthday prezzies from all us girls on the Passion For Promarkers design team....................bit of a suprise I think it was!!!!! We had a lovely chat, and I even got to speak to Debby on the webcam (hi hun - will be landing on your doorstep too soon....LOL). Gina opened her prezzies (yes you guessed it.............craft stuff) and I got to mooch in her fab craft room

This is the card I made for Gina:

The Base card is Kraft that I got from Emma at Something Sweet....................fab quality and I got the envelopes to match.......I will be having more of these!!!!! The papers MME Bloom & Grow & the stamp is a Greeting Farm Miss Anya from Stampeezee.............who buy the way have some new Greeting Farm stamps in and did have some Martha Stuart punch around the page punches.........if out of stock on the site, call the shop as Deb keeps shop and internet stock separate so she may still have some!!!!!!

Hope you like my card, thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Passion for Promarkers

Happy Tuesday to everyone, hope you are all well. This week at Passion for Promarkers our guest DT Claire has chosen the colours Poppy & Forest Green and as soon as I saw these colours I knew I wanted to use Mo Manning's Christmas Fairy Holly, isn't she adorable, Mo is unbelievably talented!!!

I coloured Holly in the following Promarkers:

Blush, Dusky pink, pastel pink, lipstick red, crimson, pine, meadow green, leaf green, cinnamon, cocoa, sandstone, Poppy, Forest green, pastel blue & Blender

The DP is Imaginesce from Stampeezee

Hope you all have a great week, I have a sad day ahead tomorrow as it is the funeral of my young colleague Stuart who died a couple of weeks ago during a football game, it was discovered he had an unknown underlying heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which is an enlarged heart, no-one could ever have known!!!

Anyway, thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Friday, 16 October 2009

Merry wishes

Something a little different from me!!!!

I have all my new Stampin Up goodies & thought I best start playing with them, I could not wait to make a crimbo card with the 'Tree Trimmings' set & 'Merry Moments' DSP

I stamped the baubles on to Stampin Up Very Vanilla cardstock in Real red & old olive & Chocolate chip inks, used my stamp -a-ma jig to align them of course & cut out with my Oval Nesties. The DSP is layered onto ......yes you guessed it Old Olive & Real red cardstock

The sentiment is 'A little Merry' by Stampendous, stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock & punched out with the fab new SU word window punch & layered onto a real red tag cut out with a nestie, the ribbon is 1/4" chocolate chip grossgrain.

Hope you like it, I am so pleased I have made a crimbo card, 1 down 2 billion to go....LOL.

Have a great weekend, I am off to the Stampeezee Justrite demo tomorrow morning, crafting with a friend in the afternoon & off out for a meal with a workpal on the night so busy but fun weekend ahead for me.

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Thursday, 15 October 2009


Just a quick note to let you know that Stampeezee are having a FREE demonstraion of the fab JUSTRITE stamps that they have started stocking.

The lovely Sonia will be showing us the versatility of these amazing stamps between 10am & 4pm on 17th October at the Stampeezee store and you are all welcome. I intend to be there at 10am to soak in all the ideas I can, it would be lovely if you could make it.

Click here to visit Sonia's blog to see some of the fab creations she has been working hard to create for us on Saturday.



Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Passion for Promarkers

Hi to all in blogland and apologies for my lack of blogging and comment leaving, I have been rushed off my feet lately & working late hours I just don't seem to have time for my fave hobby & I am constantly fighting for the computer with hubby and my 13 year old!!!

Anyway over at Passion For Promarkers the lovely Gina has created us a lovely sketch to use this week and has let us have a free run on the colours. Hubby surprised me with some of the new Magnolia Halloween collection so I just had to use one of my Tilda witches, isn't she just adorable............I am a bit Halloween obsessed to be honest, not sure why, I think its just a fun time of the year...............sometimes spoiled by 'Hoodies' knocking your door with only a mask on with their hands out......LOL

Anyway, I stamped Tilda in black memento Ink onto Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock & coloured her in the following Promarkers:

Cool grey 1, 2 & 5, Aubergine, amber, gold, pumpkin, pastel pink, dusky pink, lavender, purple, caramel, sandstone, cocoa, umber & Blush.

I used the delish Pixie sticks Halloween Imaginisce papers available here, the web is an old Magnolia stamp & the sentiment is by CC designs available here

The inside:

The sentiment is from the same CC design set & the spider is again an old Magnolia stamp, I used my new Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch that the fab Deb of Stampeezee got me, thanks Deb you are a star

Do check out the rest of the DT cards, they are all fab as usual

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Passion for Promarkers & Secret Crafter

Hiya blogging pals, its only Tuesday and what a horrid week I am having already!!!! I arrived at work yesterday to be whisked off into a meeting room only to be told that one of my team had collapsed & died playing football at the weekend, he was 31, I cannot believe it, so tragic & he was such a lovely lad!!!
To make it worse the girl who I gave the post it note holder to (a few posts ago) who is going through a rough time is his girlfriend!!!

As you can imagine the atmosphere at work yesterday was rather sombre.

Anyway onto a happier subject & time for the Passion for Promarkers challenge & this week Denise has chosen a recipe:

'Any colours + 3 different shapes, 2 papers, 1 ribbon'

I have used Imaginisce double sided DP Wild Things hip-hippo-ray available from Stampeezee, my shapes are my squares of the card, tags for the sentiment &my 3rd shape are the craftwork card candy dot circles, my ribbon is the twine across the card.

I coloured the adorable Magnolia Lion in the following Promarkers:

Tan, Sandstone, caramel cocoa, cinnamon, umber, warm grey 4 & 5, sunkissed pink, dusky pink & Ivory

I have decorated the inside of this one as I never seem to finish my cards off & I want to start selling them (to get some pennies back for more stash) so I am trying to be organised....LOL

I am also entering this card into the Secret Crafter Challenge which this week has the theme of 'Celebration', I will link it when I get home as this is a scheduled post

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Passion for Promarkers & Friday Sketchers

Happy Tuesday to you all, so glad Monday is over......I hate Monday's & I had a big shift at work............not good!!!!!

Anyway onto this weeks Passion for Promarkers card, which I have to say I am not a happy bunny about, I made it on Sunday (although I had coloured the image a while back), I felt a bit under the weather, headache etc (which I now know was withdrawal symptoms from diet coke........how bad is that???), well I felt a distinct abscence of Mojo whilst putting this together, not one of my best cards!!!

Anyhoo, this weeks challenge was set by our Guest Designer Sam & is Cool Aqua & Apricot with the added challenge to make your own flowers.

The image is a Hanglar & Stanglar from my stamped images I have been sent (don't know her name). She is coloured in Promarkers as follows:

Blush, dusky pink, pastel pink, apricot, pumpkin, cool aqua, cinnamon, cocoa & Sandstone

The paper, ribbon & sentiment are stampin up, my flowers were made with the large & medium retro punches

The layout is Friday Sketchers, i will use this one again.

Our sponser this week is Craft Obsessions who are offering 1 lucky winner a fab Martha Stewart Cosmos Punch

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Friday, 25 September 2009


Thank you to everyone who entered my blog candy & helped spread the word, the winner of the pack of 5 cool grey Promarkers generated by Random.org is

Card Making Nut Jo

Please e-mail me with your address hun & I will post the Promarkers out to you.

Hope you all have a great weekend



Thursday, 24 September 2009

Hobbycraft celebration candy


You may think i am mad and you are probably right but i am offering a pack of 5 Promarkers to celebrate the opening of Solihull Hobbycraft. This monster Superstore has opened within walking distance from me.............yes within walking distance!!!

I visited yesterday and stocked up on Tulle & flowers & treated myself to a pad of DCWV papers - the Travel stack..............for stroking of course.............although you may see 1 sheet appear on a card...LOL

Anyway, these are the cool grey Promarkers & all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment under this post & spread the word on your blog (sidebar is fine). I will close the candy at 8pm on 24/09/09 & randomly pick a winner soon after.



Happy birthday to my mom

A really swift post this morning as on my way out to work via my moms who's bithday it is today. I was up until all ours finishing this card so I am sooooooooo tired. I will pop back later to finish this post. Hope you all have a great day...........I have a big long shift at work ***sob***

The inside

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Passion for Promarkers - Anything but a card

This weeks at Passion for Promarkers our guest designer Sarah B has chosen the colours Emerald & Marine with an additional challenge to create 'anything but a card'!!!!

I have a friend at work that is having a tough time at the moment & really needs a bit of fairy magic so I set about making her a post it note holder for her desk, instructions here

I stamped my Ketto image available from the Stampeezee bricks & mortar shop (not online) onto Stampin Up Whisper white card stock layered onto SU Pumkin Pie & Taken with Teal cardstock & coloured with Orange, Emerald, Marine, & Blush Promarkers.
I have added stickles to her hair & a gem to her wand, the flower is Prima
I gave it to my friend yesterday, she was over the moon, I might do some more of these, they would make fab gifts for teachers.

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.


Sunday, 20 September 2009

Blog candy alert

L@@K at this fab candy on offer over at Rach Jakes blog, I would so love to win these yummy goodies, I am keeping everything crossed.

Anyway off to bed now as I have work in the morning *sob*, where did the weekend go???.


Friday, 18 September 2009

My Individual Blog candy winner

Well the Passion for Promarker blog hop is sadly over, I really enjoyed reading all your lovely comments and thank you to all of you that have become new followers.

To find out who the lucky winner of the 56 new colours was check out the Passion For Promarker Blog

Each of the DT had a mini individual prize to give out & mine was my blog hop card & a Lime zest Promarker

So the winner of my card & Promarker generated by Random org is:


Please contact me with your address sweetie & I will post your card & pen out to you.


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Passion for Promarkers

***Click Here to get to my blog hop post***
It's Tuesday again & time for Passion for Promarkers, there is still time to enter our blog hop where there are lots of prizes on offer incuding the 56 new Promarker colours so hop on over
to the PFP blog for more details.

On to this weeks challenge, Debbi has chosen a Polkodot theme, I have used this Hanglar image that I have had in my stamped image collection for a while.........if anyone knows her
name please can you let me know.

I have coloured her in the following Promarkers:

Rose Pink, Blossom, Magenta, cocoa, sandstone, sky blue, cool aqua, dusky pink, pstel pink & Blush (no new colours as I coloured this image before I got them)

The papers are Imaginisce from Stampeezee & the sentiment is by Hero arts.

Our sponser this week is Letraset themselves who are offering a pack of 5 promarkers

sorry about the untidy post - blogger has been playing me up and would not let me format it!!!!!

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Sunday, 13 September 2009

Passion for Promarkers Blog Hop


Well here it is the Passion for Promarkers first ever blog hop!!!

We are celebrating the launch of 56 new colours to the Promarker range & we have all 56 up for grabs as a prize courtesy of Letraset themselves!!!

So how can I win this fabby prize I hear you say??

Starting at the Passion for Promarkers blog Visit follow the instructions to each of the 11 design teams blogs and leave a comment on their posts, if you are following the hop correctly you should have just come from Natalie's blog, once you have left your comment here then you need to hop on over to Sue's blog and then follow her directions from there. To make things a little more interesting, each of the DT has a word for you to pick up along the way. Mine is “Blog”.

If you are not sure you are visiting the design team blogs in the right order you can go back to the PFP blog and start from the beginning!

As a bonus each of the DT will be giving away their card and one of the new Promarkers to one blogger who leaves a comment on their posts, so lots of chances to win something!!!!!

All winners will be drawn by Random org
So on to my card:

I have used a swiss pixie digi download printed onto Stampin Up Whisper white cardstock (Hewlett Packard printer used - ink fantastic with PM's), she has been coloured with new & old PM's as follows:

Hair: Cocoa & walnut (New)
Face: Blush, Dusky pink, pastel pink

Skirt & boots: Burgundy (New) & Crimson (New)

Top: Pumpkin & Amber (New)

The DP is Basic Grey Indian Summer & punch is Martha Stewart Embossed Zig Zag both available from Stampeezee, the sentiment was cut out with a nestie tag die

Hope you are enjoying the hop, click here to visit the lovely Sue for the next stage of the hop

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Saturday, 12 September 2009

PFP Blog hop tomorrow!!!!!!

The new Promarkers are about to hit the shops, the DT have been lucky enough to get our hands on a set each to play with beforehand..............soooooooooooo to celebrate the new colours we are having a blog hop starting tomorrow at 10am on the Passion for Promarkers Blog, the DT will be showing off some creations using the new colours and we have prizes on offer!!!!

Here is a sneak peak of the main prize:

Well we don't want reveal all the suprises before the big day do we??? The DT will also be giving away individual prizes along the hop to so please join us tomorrow if you can.
Right off to hang out my washing and make my hop card.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Passion for Promarkers

Tuesday rolls around so fast and with it comes the Passion for Promarker challenge & this week Caroline has chosen the colours 'Sandstone & Blue pearl'

Our sponser this week is the Digistamp Boutique who are offering £10 to spend in the online store, they have some fab designs, the design team were allowed a digi image of their choice from the yummy selection to use this week . I chose 'Chloe with Snowball', how cute is she??? I know I will be using her again for some of my xmas cards.

The paper is from my stash to which I added faux stiching around the edge. The snowflakes were created with nestie dies & the sentiment Little merry is by Stampendous

Promarkers used: Blush, Dusky pink, sandstone, cinnamon, Blue Pearl & Pastel blue

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Last chance for some oldies but goodies!!!!!!

Stampin Up have published the retirement list & we are saying goodbye to some fab sets but the excitement of new stamp sets more than compensates sooooooooo grab yourself some bargain items some of which are 50% off. You will have to be quick before as once they are gone they are gone and the list is only available to order from until September 30th!!!
To see the retirement list click here
Any order placed with me over £40 will qualify for FREE delivery!!!!
Enjoy shopping!!!


Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Passion for Promarkers

Boo hoo I am back at work today after some yummy time off, no more hols to look forward to until October now when I will grab a few days to visit my lovely in-laws in Scotland, anyway looking on the bright side it's time for Passion for Promarkers again & Caryn has chosen the theme 'glittery & girly', I just had to use my new Diana Duda image sent to me by my blogging pal Andie, thanks sweetie........she is so cute that I jumped straight on the Funky Kits website & order her.......LOL.........Andie is to blame!!!!!

I used MME Laundry line papers from Stampeezee matted onto SU cardstock. I added faux stitching & Tulle................got a thing about Tulle at the moment!!!!! The sentiment is a Tim Holtz adage ticket & the flower was created with retro punches & button & more Tulle.

Promarkers used:

I hope you can join us, our sponser this week is Secret Crafter who are offering the lucky winner 6 Promarkers!!!

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Monday, 31 August 2009

Blog Awards

I am back from my hols, got back Saturday night a bit earlier than planned but weather was rubbish and my son has a stomache bug & still has, visit to the GP for him tomorrow!!!! Had a good time though apart from finding out caravan had been leaking in the bathroom & we were greated to a mouldy room with a ruined vanity unit!!!! Still waiting for the repair estimate................I feel an ouch coming on!!!!

Anyway onto blog awards this one is from sweet Grace, if you have not visited her blog yet please pop by and say hi, she is only 12 and really talented.

A condition of this award is to list 5 things you may not know about me so here goes:

1. I am a qualified mechanic

2. I am only 4ft 11"

3. I have a very obsessive personality.....LOL makes me sound like a nutta!!!!

4. I am either tidy or untidy there is no in between, show home or devastation, mainly the latter though.............especially my craft room

5. I buy craft stuff to stroke instead of use, drives hubby mad & me if I am honest but I just can't stop............is there such thing as crafters anonymous?????

I am passing the award on to all the girls at Passion for Promarkers as I love all their blogs, they always make me smile.

This one is from Natalie, thanks sweetie, I am passing this one onto Grace as she really deserves it, her blog is fab.


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