Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers

Time for the PFP challenge again and this week Caryn challenged us to use the colours Moss & Poppy along with the theme 'Something Tasty', boy did I struggle with this one. The colours made me think of christmas and then I thought of Magnolia Tilda with candy cane ........slight problem though I did not have her................I trawled the internet to no avail and was giving up hope when a lovely stampin buddy came to my rescue and stamped me some images.....thanks Tricia Hunni.

I used Stampin up cardstock and Ski Slope DP, attacked everything with my paper distresser and punched out some flowers with my retro flower punch. The sentiment is from the SU circle of friendship set.

I coloured Tilda in with the following PM's

Skin: Ivory, blush.
Clothes: Moss, marsh green, olive green, poppy, Berry red & red
Hair: Sandstone, cinnamon & cocoa
This week is sponsered by the lovely Joanna Sheen who is offering a £10 voucher to the lucky winner picked by Random, check out her site here to see what you could be spending it on.
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Sunday, 28 June 2009

C4E Sketch Challenge #38 & Old Magnolia Challenge

Time for the C4E sketch challenge again, Sunday sure does seem to roll around quick!!!!!! This week is the optional extra 'Bling'. I chose to use my Magnolia sitting Alva this week as I have discovered the 'Old Magnolia Challenge blog', each week the very talented DT select a magnolia image to be used for that week...........suppose its a bit hit & miss if you own the stamp but this week I struck lucky as Beatrix had chosen Sitting Alva for this weeks image & as I had never used her before (yes I know I am bad)I thought I would
play along.

I have used Basic Grey papers on this card and the large circle & the branch were cut on my Cricut, the scallop circle is made up of loads of mini circles all glued to the edge of the large one.....LOL........so fiddly.

The corners were cut with a sizzix die and decorated with clear bling dots coloured with my Pumpkin Promarker. The little elf herself was coloured with promarkers and the card finished off with Primas & bling dots. I wanted to put a sentiment on the card but it did not look right so I left it off..............I am not sure I am pleased with the card............who on earth would I send it to????
Anyway have a great Sunday, thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Thursday, 25 June 2009

SU Ribbon share

I have decided to host a Stampin Up Ribbon Share, I need to build up my ribbon collection But i don't want to necessarily buy a roll of each...............besides as much as I want them, I cannot afford all these yummy ribbons.............hence this share.

This share is for all the grossgrain ribbon varities currently available in the UK catalogue as follows:

SU 5/8 grossgrain comes in 8 colours, see below

The 1/4" comes in 11 colours as pictured below

and finally the 1" stitched ribbon comes in the following 3 colours

Each share costs just £15.50 including recorded delivery. Each share gives you 22 metres of this lovely ribbon delivered to your door. I have 8 places available and you are of course welcome to have more than 1 share.

I accept gift payment by paypal or cheque/postal order

Thanks for looking, please feel free to e-mail me at sarahjhorne@btinternet.com for more details or to reserve a place.



Blog candy Alert

Want to get your crafty hands on this little lot??? Get your self over to Debbi's blog to see how, she is celebrating 10,000 hits..........go Deb go!!! Click here to be transported to candy heaven.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Retirement card

Ok so I have been CASEing again, but what's a girl to do when her Mojo goes AWOL & she needs a retirement card for a man?????

This week Mojo Monday have a fab sketch to follow & one of the DT cards caught my eye so I adapted it into a retirement card........with the help of Stampin Up. The card I have cased is by the fabulous Julee Tilman, if you have never visited her blog you are missing a treat, click here to see the card I CASEd and her fab blog.

I will be back to finish this post but need to get some DT stuff finished first & put some kind of interior in the card as i need to hand it over tomorrow............hope i don't cry saying goodbye to this chap as I really am fond of him & I am the only girl so it won't do much for my image now will it!!!!!!!

Oh yeah my ink pad distressing went a bit wrong...LOL, think I need a bit..erm make that a lot more practice at that technique.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Time for another challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this week we want to see you use Lemon & Meadow green on your cards.

This week we are lucky to be sponsered by Angel Crafts who are offering a prize of £10 to the winner drawn at random, click here to see what you could be spending it on.

Ok so to my card.........when I saw this colour combo my Magnolia Tilda with Sunflower popped into my head but I had awful trouble finding matching paper........having a real mojo dilema this week............some cards just instantly work for me but i am a little dissapointed with this one.

I eventually found a DCWV Glitter stack pad in my stash......unopened and found thisflowery DP in the challenge colours. I teamed it with SU Cardstock & Ribbon & decorated it with sunflowers from my stash. The sentiment is from the Greeting Farm Hope & Grace stamp set I picked up from Stampeezee on Saturday....just love the sentiments in this pack. I stamped it in SU chocolate brown Ink & punched & layered it with the new SU oval punches.

I used the following Promarkers to colour her:

Hair: Sandstone, Cocoa & Cinnamon
Clothes: Lemon, canary & pastel yellow
Face: Ivory, Blush & Dusky Pink

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Sunday, 21 June 2009

C4E Sketch Challenge #37

Sunday sure does roll around quickly and with it brings another fab sketch from the lovely Michelle at Crafts 4 Eternity, how cute is the image, I got her from Stampeezee last week, her name is Tutu Face but she can only be purchased in the bricks and Mortar shop, they are not available on the website.

I coloured Tutu face with Letraset Promarkers and decorated her with diamond stickles, oh by the way Stampeezee are now stocking the full range of Promarkers, they will be on the website soon, they will also be stocking Memento Inks, essential for use with these pens so keep checking the site here for their arrival as they have been ordered.

The Dp I used is MME Tiny Dancer 'Chasse' Graceful Circles from
Stampeezee................just loving this DP at the moment. The sentiment is Penny Black, punched out with Stampin Up punches. My cardstock & ribbon is Stampin Up and along with the punches is available from me.

I added Faux stitching, flowers spritzed with Glimmer mist and a lovely charm that reads 'made with love' from a fab company called Papirloftet...........check out their fab site
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Wednesday, 17 June 2009

CASEing cards

Ok so these cards have been well & truly cased but I love them & my sis ordered a wedding card and my Mojo went AWOL so i turned to splitcoast stampers & found some fab designs & yes I CASE'd them......almost identically.

This one I just love, the original design can be found here, the fantastic swirl is from the SU Baroque motifs set............I have now decided that this is my favourite SU set. The cardstock is SU Creamy caramel, chocolate chip & Very Vanilla, I have used the co-ordinating ribbon & Inks to match.......don't ya just love SU!!! The sentiment is from Very Versatile....just loving that set for weddings to.

The inside of the card, again taken from the same designer Sam 2001

And another CASEd design from Sam, I changed a few things but not many, the Cherish sentiment is from Baroque Motifs also & the flowers are from The SU One of a kind set & punched out with the fab SU co-ordinating punch.

Again a similar card, love this girls work but no blog unfortunately to drool over

The inside decorated the same as the other again all CASE'd

This one is from the Fab Mary Fish, I had to substitute a few things as I did not have all the supplies Mary used but you will see it is very familiar....check out Mary's fab card & blog here. Just realised I forgot to put the halfback pearls on but I want to make a better version anyway as its a tad too small for my liking &I am not happy with the DSP.

As I did not have the SU heart punches, I used a nestie for the large heart & my 99p Tesco heart punch for the mini one.......knew that would come in handy!!!

I do hope the talented ladies whose designs these are don't mind me CASEing...........i just love your magnificemnt cards.

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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers Challenge week 4

It's week 3 already of Passion for Promarkers & this week we are lucky to be sponsered by Whimsy Stamps & the prize on offer is this fab Princess Emma stamp. To be in with a chance of winning her, just create a card using Gina's chosen colours of Berry Red & Royal Blue & the winner will be chosen at random next Tuesday.......and don't forget you can combine our challenge with others......so get ya Promarkers out!!!!

I found this one a real toughie, I only had one suitable DSP from the DCWV All about Boys stack & thought of my Greeting Farm Skater Ian straight away. I used a Sizzix thin cuts die to create the Boy's Zone sign which my Cuttlebug struggled to cut properly. The star was punched using an SU punch & i finished the card off with brads and distressed it a little.....................nothing is safe from either faux stitching or my Tim Holz distresser at the moment!!!!

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Sunday, 14 June 2009

C4E Sketch Challenge #36

This is a scheduled post so if you are reading this on Sunday 12th, i will probably be upside down on a rollercoaster at Drayton Manor Theme park .........................AAAAAARRRRRGGGGH, my 12 year old son insists I go on these things!!!!!

Anyway Michelle from C4E has created another fab sketch this week with an optional theme of 'Fathers Day'.

To create this card i used papers from the Dovecraft masculine paper pack, the label shape was cut with my cricut & Storybook cartridge. The tie stamp is by Dimension Fourth & was coloured in with My SU markers, the Fathers day stamp is from the SU Occasional Greetings set & was stamped in SU Close to Cocoa. I attacked the card with my Tim Holtz paper distresser.........just loving that tool at the momemt and finished it off with SU Linen thread & buttons from stash.

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Thursday, 11 June 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge #8

I am back with a better piccie, created for the Just Magnolia Challenge #8 but I was too late posting it.......oops. This card is going to my big sis as its her birthday on Friday and she loves a handmade card, it is also for the Stampeezee gallery.

The DP is MME Tiny Dancer 'Chasse' Graceful Circles from Stampeezee along with the magnolia stamp. The ribbon and cardstock is Stampin Up Old Olive, the sentiment is by Penny Black stamped in SU Old olive & punched out with SU oval & scallop oval punches. Sweet Tilda has been stamped onto Bristol Board with Tuxedo Black memento Ink & coloured with Promarkers, the flowers are Prima Hydrangeas, finished off with flowers from my stash & sprayed with gold glimmer mist (Taken from the Kim Piggot tutorial on just magnolia) The bling dots are avaiable from Stampeezee and are available in loads of colours.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Promarker Challenge week 3 Cinnamon & Pumpkin, Simon Says Stamp, Stamptacular Sunday challenge

Yay it's Tuesday again & It's Cinnamon & Pumpkin week over at Passion for Promarkers and this week we are being sponsered by:

They are offering 1 lucky winner £10 to spend in their on-line store & of course they are stockists of Promarkers and loads of other yummy craft supplies, click on their logo to have a browse.

I used my Whipper Snapper Stegosaurus for this challenge, I think he looks fab in cinnamon & pumpkin.

I am also entering this card into the Stamptacular Sunday challenge which is 'one for the boys' & Simon says Stamp which this week is 'Lets craft with Tim Holtz' so I have used my Tim Holtz distressing tool on the card to qualify for this one.

I used Basic Grey Archaic DP mounted onto chocolate chip SU cardstock, the Linen thread is SU and brads are from my stash. Dino was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto SU Whisper White cardstock and coloured in with my promarkers as follows:
  • Pumpkin
  • Cinnamon
  • Bright orange
  • Mandarin
  • Shale
  • Cornflowers
  • Satin
  • Ice Grey1
Hope you can play along this week, thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.



Sunday, 7 June 2009

Blog Awards

Yay, I got some blog awards from my lovely blogging friends.

This first one is from the lovely Teri and it is an award for bloggers that show great attitude & gratitude and I am passing this on to all my DT team members of Passion for Promarkers & Crafts for Eternity, the lovely Alex Hau, my crafting buddy Deb.

This one was given to me by the my fellow Passion for Promarker Design team member Natalie, the award is for a blog whose content or design, in the giver's opinion is, brilliant", thanks hunni.

The conditions of the award are:

  • I must thank the person who gave me the award
  • List their blog and link to it.
  • I must list 10 honest things about myself.
  • I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
  • I must select at least seven other worthy bloggers & list their links.
  • I must notify the bloggers of the award.

10 things about myself:

  • I am very disorganised
  • I am extremely proud to have a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy
  • I am only 4ft 11" tall but make up for it by being noisy
  • I have an obsessive personality.............I go through phases of buying.........I have had a handbag, make up, skincare, clothes, jigsaw puzzle phase & now my most expensive buying addiction phase is craft stuff..............yes hubby is very patient
  • I love my rescue dogs & talk to them all the time in a silly voice.............it drives my father in law mad
  • I am responsible for introducing my lovely mother in law to crafting.................father in law dislikes me more & more by the minute........it costs him a fortune...LOL..............but it is lovely to share my hobby with such a wonderful lady
  • I am a qualified mechanic/Transport manager & currently work in the motor trade
  • It takes me hours to make 1 card as I faff about picking my papers/images/flowers etc
  • I spend more time blog hopping & on splitcoast stampers drooling over other peoples creations than I do crafting
  • I have to be 'doing something' all the time, i have a short attention span

I am passing this one on to my C4E DT buddies, Katrina & Alex Hau.

Finally this one is from the lovely Caryn, thank you sweetie, I am passing this award onto Alex Hau , Deb and my Crafts 4 Eternity DT buddies



C4E Sketch Challenge #35

Time for another sketch challenge over at C4E & what a fab sketch it is, there is also the option 'something hidden' but my creative brain was not generating any ideas at all...........guess they were all hidden....LOL...so I just followed the sketch.

I have used Basic Grey Offbeat papers mounted onto SU Old olive & Real red cardstock. My circle & scallop circle were cut using my Cricut & Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.

I coloured in Cherry Tilda with my Promarkers & sat her on SU Real red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. I then punched out some co-ordinating flowers with my retro punches and decorated the centres with chipboard shapes from K & co. I then punched out 1 of the SU circle of Friendship greetings which I stamped onto Old Olive cardstock with SU Real red Ink.

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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers Challenge week 2, Sketch & Stash #11 & CCT

Well it's week 2 of Passion for Promarkers already and what a response we had last week!!!! This week we have invited you to use Apple & Dusky Pink Promarkers, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.
The sketch is from Sketch & Stash, most of the things I have used are new or neglected, I have had My Sugar Nellie Daisy stamp for months & only just inked her up, the Basic Grey DP is new, as are the pink flowers and ribbon (from local craft shops). I added some stickles to Daisy's flower head band and some adhesive pearls to qualify for this weeks Cute card Thursday which is 'Bling'.

Daisy was cut out and mounted using my cuttlebug & nestie dies, the cardstock is SU Mellow Moss & Pretty in Pink, I have distressed the Mellow Moss & DP with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and added faux stitching. The decorative border was created with a Fiskars border punch. The promarkers are used were mainly Dusky Pink & Apple but I have added shadows and highlights with other colours and additional colour for hair and skin as stated below.

  • skin: Ivory & Blush
  • Hair: Sandstone, cinnamon & cocoa
  • Jeans & flowers: Dusky pink & Blossom
  • T-Shirt, leaves & grass: Apple, Meadow green & Forest Green
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