Monday, 29 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers challenge wk 6

Its week 6 already at Passion for promarkers challenge and this week its Caryns turn to set the challenge and she has chosen the colour combo of Moss green and Poppy and a suprise twist of something yummy!!

this week we have been sponsored by

and the prize is a £10.00 voucher to spend in her fab shop.
click on the logo to pay her a visit.

For this card i used my first ever digi download, he's a dustin pike image and was a dream to colour with my promarkers, dont you just love the expression on that worms face lol. The image was cut out using the peony nesties and the paper is 'wassail' by basic grey, the punched border is the MS zig zag, the ribbon is from my stash and the ribbon tag by spelbinders, the sentiment i did on the pooter.

Dont forget to pay the design team blogs a visit their creations are gorgeous and come and try out Michele's fab tutorial with Ruths image free for you to download on the weekend workshop at PfP

The promarker colours i've used are :

PARROT : Moss green and Olive for shadows
BEAK, FEET AND WORM: Poppy and Berry red for shadows
GROUND: Warm grey 1-5

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Saturday, 27 June 2009

PfP weekend workshop

This weeks weekend workshop was a fab tutorial byMichele on colouring an image which was drawn by Ruth especially for Passion for Promarkers , ruth has very kindly allowed us to share the image with you all, and we would like you to share your cards made with the image by posting them onto the PfP blog, remember to credit Ruth as the artist whenever you use her image. This is my card

the image was drawn by Ruth and can be found here for you to use, the papers are basic grey 'ambrosia' the image coloured with my promarkers and cut with nesties, the ribbon is from fantastic ribbons and the flowers cut with an x-cut punch,the roses are from wildorchidcrafts, coloured with my promarkers to match the colourscheme and the pearls are kanban.
So what are you waiting for? pop over and get downloading and come and join in the fun.

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Thursday, 25 June 2009

Secret crafter saturday challenge

Finally, after a bit of a hectic week, i get the chance to enter a challenge though i have to admit i coloured this image in a while back but did nothing with it, so while browsing through the blogs and saw the pink and green colour combo i remembered i had this image, and this is what i came up with.

the miss anya image is coloured with promarkers and cut with the labels 4 nesties, the papers are basic grey and the border punch is MS doily, the flowers are retro and x-cut and the brad from my stash, the retro flower is embossed with the swiss dots embossing folder and the ribbon is from fantastic ribbons.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers challenge DT Card

This weeks colour challenge at Passion for Promarkers is set by Denise and is the colours LEMON and MEADOW GREEN.

This week the fab prize is a £10.00 voucher for Angel Crafts

I love this little tilda, she's fast becoming one of my favorites as she reminds me so much of my neice lucia, i masked her and stamped the shabby chic fence background stamp, the images were coloured with my promarkers and cut with the circle and scalloped circle nesties the papers are Basic Grey Lime Rickey, the ribbon is from stash and the flowers punched with x-cut and retro punches, eyelets are from stash and doodling done with a fineliner.
Dont forget to visit the design teams blogs cos their creations are fab.

The Promarker colours i've used are:

SKIN: Dusky Pink, Blush, Ivory
HAIR: Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Mustard
TOP, SOCKS & FLOWERS: Lemon, Canary for shading
PANTS, GRASS & LEAVES: Meadow Green, Apple for shading
SHOES: Ice grey 1-5
FENCE; Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa

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Monday, 22 June 2009

Fathers Day card

This is one of the cards i made for the kids to give hubby for fathers day yesterday, for a change i used a sizzix die cut instead of a stamped image, as you can gather hubby is a bit of a katate fanatic and no he doesn't have any hair either !!

the papers are basic grey archaic and i coloured the diecut with my trusty promarkers, the stars are also a sizzix diecut and the star brads are from stash the letters are cut with the sizzix lollipop dies and the fake stitchlines are done with a sakura glaze pen.

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Friday, 19 June 2009

sugar nellie blog hop

At last its Friday!! and the weekend starts here, and today is the day that Sugar Nellies new Diane Duda stamps are released and to celebrate there will be a blog hop, so i hope you've got your trainers on ready to hop till you drop !!! if you are joining in the hop you should have arrived here from scrappyjans blog if not then you'll need to go back to Sugar Nellie to make sure you haven't missed anything

I am thrilled to bits to have been selected to take part in this (my first) blog hop , the image, i was so kindly sent is called 'curtsy' and is totally different to any image i own and it inspired me to try something new, so i decided to make an acetate card and having tried a few colour combos i settled on a monchrome look and i think it suits her quite well, at one point she even had a blue rinse!!! but i didn't quite fancy the mrs Slocombe look lol

The acetate i've had for years and the black plain card is from the papermill, the image is coloured with my promarkers and the edges are inked with black soot distress ink, then cut with the oval and scalloped oval nesties. The scalloped oval and some of the flowers are sprayed with silver cosmic shimmer mist, the flowers are cut with the retro flower and x-cut punches the leaves are a woodware punch and the roses are from wildorchidcrafts. The brads are papermania, the spacers from ebay and the dragonfly, pin and ribbon are from my stash .

Dont forget the Diane Duda stamps are on sale over at funky kits today and if you're a sugar addict like me then get yours quick before they sell out , but dont worry its guilt free sugar shopping cos we've burnt off those calories doing all that hopping!!!lol

Who needs chocolate eh !!!
now its time for you to hop on over to Norway for another sugar fix and say hello to Kerrtu .

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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Suzannes Candy

Evening everyone,
no card from me today, just a quick post to let you know that the lovely Suzanne is giving away some candy, shes made a gorgeous image folder and filled it full of stamped images for a lucky person to win, if you'd like to enter pop over to her blog here .

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Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Anniversary card

Morning all, well its wet and miserable here today , bit of a change from yesterday , beautiful sunshine and it was my youngests sports day, he got two firsts and two seconds in his races, they'd all been practicing at school this week and you'd think they'd been in training for the 2012 olympics lol, but it was a lovely day, but quite sad for me as this was his last sports day before moving up to high schol in september :( where does the time go !!!
anyhow enough of my waffling i had to throw this one together in about 10 minutes flat last night,hence the simple layout, dopy me forgot i hadn't made hubby an anniversary card for today and only realised 10 mins before he was due home!!!

the image is lewis with heart from wild rose studios coloured with promarkers and cut with a nestie, the paper is papermania as is the mullberry paper sentiment,
good job hubby likes simple cards eh !!!lol
enjoy your day whatever you do

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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers Challenge Wk 4

Well its week 4 already at passion for promarkers, doesn't time fly when you're having fun !! and the design team are loving visiting all your blogs to see your wonderful creations, thank you all for your wonderful support, we truly appreciate it.

This weeks challenge is set by Gina and is the colours
Berry red and Royal blue.
And this weeks prize is 'Princess Emma' one of the latest releases from whimsy stamps

isn't she fab

I lost track of the number of images i coloured for this weeks challenge and finally settled on 'Annie' which was given to me by a friend for my birthday, thanks hon x

The paper i picked up last week from a little gem of a craft shop i discovered on my travels, its delish and the hearts are all glittery, though it doesn't show up too well on the photo, the border punch is woodware and the ribbon is from my stash, the heart gem is, i think, papermania.

Dont forget to check out the Design teams gorgeous creations, they are so talented and its such a pleasure to work with them.

The promarker colours i've used this week are :

HAIR: Ice grey 1-5.
SKIN: Dusky Pink, Blush and Ivory.
CARDIGAN and SOCKS : Berry Red with Poppy for shadows.
SKIRT and SOCKS : Royal Blue.
TEDDY: Vanilla and Pastel Yellow for shadows, Berry Red and Royal Blue.
SHADOW: Cool Grey 1-3.
OUTLINE: Cool Grey 1.

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Sunday, 14 June 2009

winter wonderland

This is my entry for this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland where they want to see snow on your cards

the paper is k&co,the image a sugar nellie called snowflakes coloured with my promarkers and cut with nesties,the ribbon is from fabulous ribbons,the gems are kars and kanban and the snowflake punch is by papermania.

I've also recieved this award from the lovely Sue thanks honey i really appreciate you thinking of me, i would like to pass it on to anyone who visits my blog as i truly do appreciate all your support and comments.

enjoy your sunday

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Thursday, 11 June 2009

Shoe Time

what a day !! been so busy and have just realised i am still in my work clothes and i finished work at 1 today!!

this is my entry for this weeks papertake weekly challenge which is 'shoe time' and as i'm of the opinion that a girl can never have enough shoes then this was perfect for me lol .
i havent made one of these for such a long time but thought it was perfect for this challenge so i routed out the template and while i was having a delve in the depths of the cupboard or 'mums mess' as its more commonly known lol, i came across a box of papers from qvc i think they are from a set by dawn bibby but not 100% sure. the ribbon i bought from port sunlight in may and they now have a website yay!! go check them out at fantastic ribbons
the flower is cut using retro and x-cut flower punches, with gems from kars and peeloffs from my stash, the border punch is also Ek success.
sorry about the photo but the light wasn't to good.
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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers Challenge 3

well its week 3 already at passion for promarkers challenge and myself and my buddies on the design team have thoroughly enjoyed visiting all your blogs this week commenting on your fabulous creations and wonderful colourwork.
this weeks challenge chosen by Denise is to predominantly use the colours Cinnamon and Pumpkin and remember you can combine your challenges. you must check out my teamies blogs, their cards are fab,
and the prize for this weeks challenge is a £10.00 voucher for

click on their logo to visit their shop.

for this weeks card i've used "cup of tea" by leanne ellis, coloured with my promarkers and cut with the oval and scalloped oval nesties. the paper is Basic grey 'archaic', the flowers are prima and the roses from wildorchidcrafts, the ribbon and brad are from my stash, the leaves are punched with a woodware punch and the spacer from ebay.the pearls are from kanban.

hope you can join us this week and dont forget to check the challenge blog on a friday for the 'weekend workshop' where you'll get loads of info, tips and tricks on using your promarkers .

The Promarker colours I've used this week are

Skin: Dusky Pink, Blush, Ivory
Hair ,Dress and Flowers: Cinnamon
Dress, Cup and Teapot: Pumpkin
Leaves: Forest Green.

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Monday, 8 June 2009

an award

both myself and my teammates at Passion for Promarkers have recieved this award today from Karen, and sarah thank you both x. i would like to pass it on to everyone who visits my blog.

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the sugar bowl

late on parade today, this card is for this weeks challenge at the sugar bowl which is a sketch and the colour combo blue and green for this i've used the image 'daisy' and coloured her with my promarkers the papers are basic grey 'two scoops' the border punch is martha stewart doily, the flowers are prima, the brad from stash and the spacer from ebay, the ribbon was a birthday pressie and the leaf punch is woodware. the embossing was done with the stylised flowers embossing folder and cut with the peony nestie. sorry about the shadows on the piccy, the light was a bit naff.

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Sunday, 7 June 2009

roses garden

Happy sunday to you all, this card is for no challenge in particular i just love this image and even though it was used on my design team card this week i just had to colour her again so here she is, the image is sarah kay roses garden, coloured with promarkers and cut with oval and scalloped oval nesties, no patterned papers just card embossed with the stylised flowers embossing folder, the ribbon is from my stash, the sentiment is cuddly buddly and the pearls are kanban.

enjoy the rest of your sunday i'm off to the cinema to see the new tom hanks film angels and demons with my mum tonight, i was going last night but i got comfy on the couch and that was that lol

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Saturday, 6 June 2009

Another post fom me today i 've recently recieved awards from two special blogging buddies the first is from my PfP teammate Caryn ,thanks honey x its so hard to think of just a few people to pass it on too as there are so many i have decided to give this award to these special buddies


the second award is from Pasacle and Natalie , thanks sweeties x

A) Thank the person that gave it to you.B) List 10 Honest things about yourself.C) Put the Honest Scrap Logo on your blogD) Pick 7 others.
ok heres my 10 honest things about me :

1. i stalked the postman so often i married him ....honestly!!
2. i went to the same high school as my husband ... and we were in the same year too !!
3. i have bright red streaks in my hair ( think sharon osbourne )!!
4. when i was growing up i wanted to be a pathologist !!!
5. instead i trained as a chef !!( i hate cooking now and only cook when i have too)
6. i love camping with my family whatever the weather
7. i cant sleap unless i read first, even if its just one page
8. i cant abide liars
9. my favorite sweets are malteezers
10. one day i will get to glastonbury just so i can say i've been !!lol

i cant choose just 7 so i am going to pass this on to my teammates at Passion for Promarkers Gina, Denise ,Caryn, Michele, Ida, Maria, Suzanne, Sarah, Natalie and Debbi. mwah!

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winter wonderland

coor blimey i just got this one in by the skin of me teeth i've been meaning to do this challenge all week and i've just not got round to it .. ... i have a good excuse honest !!! i've been doing a bit of celebrating cos it was my 40th birthday a few days ago and we had a bit of a celebration so appologies for not posting for a while but you know how it is when the vino is involved lol!!!it takes me longer to recover than it does to get into that state !!!....must be my age !!lol ,anyway enough of me waffling on heres my entry...

>the image is a kars stamp coloured with promarkers and cut with a nestie labels 4 ( i think ) tha papers are k&co and the ribbon is from stash, the label is from spellbinders, the gems and brads are papermania and the christmas charm is from create-n-celebrate.

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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

how excited am i !!

there is to be a blog hop over at sugar nellie to celebrate the release of the new diane duda stamp collection and i made it on to the hop!!! how chuffed am i !! it should be great fun and we get a stamp to play with from the collection too ...i cant wait to see them and the hop is going to be great

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Passion for Promarkers Challenge 2

well its week two over at the PASSION FOR PROMARKERS challenge this week the challenge is to use the colours APPLE and PASTEL PINK and i have to say pastel pink is not a colour i use very often so it was a bit of a challenge for me too, and remember you can combine challenges this week, you should go and check out my team mates blogs cos their creations are fabulous

the image i've used is a Sarah Kay stamp (rose's garden) coloured with my promarkers ...of course !!cut with the oval and scalloped oval nesties, the paper is Brenda Pinnick, the leaves are cut with a woodware punch ,the flowers an x-cut punch and the roses wildorchidcrafts. i coloured the edges of the roses with the pastel pink promarker to colourmatch them to the card, the sentiment is whiff of joy and its cut with a spellbinders ribbon tag die, the ribbon is from my stash and the pearls are kanban, hope you can join us again this week.

the Promarker colours i've used are :

SKIN: Dusky pink, Blush, Ivory
HAIR: Vanilla, Sandstone
JEANS, FOLIAGE & HEADSCARF : Apple, Forest green,
TOP & FLOWERS: Pastel pink, Coral
GROUND: Ice grey 1-5
OUTLINE: Pastel blue
KITTEN & BASKET: Vanilla, Sandstone
PLANTPOT: Terracotta

The prize for this week has been donated by Denise and is the beautiful 'Shy Willow' from 'Whiff of joy

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Monday, 1 June 2009

cupcake craft challenge

apologies for being such a bad blogger, i have been neglecting my blog a bit recently as i was getting things organised for a weekend camping in Anglesey last weekend , we had a fabulous time, am all stress free and chilled out now, but a little sore, as for the first time ever i have burn't my shoulders, i hope it feels better soon or i dont know how i'll stand to wear my tunic for work tomorrow lol, i just hope this weather lasts till next weekend as i'm off work then too ...

this is my entry for this weeks cupcake craft challenge, the challenge is set by evelina and she's chosen fairies, i know this is strictly not a fairy image but she has wings, so i understand if its not ok

the image is a magnolia coloured with my promarkers and cut with circle and peony nesties, the paper is forever friends, the ribbon from my stash, the raffia lace from hobbycraft, the brads from stash and spacers from ebay. the flowers are prima and the sentiment is cuddly buddly and the rose from wildorchidcrafts.

the promarker colours i've used are:
HAIR: Ice grey 1-5
SKIN: Dusky pink, Blush,Ivory
DRESS: Blue Pearl, Cornflower Blue
WINGS: Satin, Blue Pearl
SOCKS: Satin

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