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Wednesday, November 27

I ♥ Promarkers

Good Morning! Today i am just flying past as i am off to a craft warehouse i have found about a hours drive from here so we are leaving early so i have plenty of time to look around!

Today is the start of this weeks I ♥ Promarkers challenge!
Its a "Anything Goes" Theme so cant wait to see what you all have been creating this week!

Our Sponsors this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps!
The DT were kindly given a image to work with and i have chose this cutie..

She is called Fairy Dreams designed by Beary Dust Stamps!
I keep going back to these papers..i have a thing for blue and white at the moment!

Image coloured with Promarkers - 
 Skin - Blush, Coral, Baby Pink and Soft Peach.
Hair - Sandstone, Caramel, Burnt Sienna and Umber
Clothes - Light Fawn, Pastel Beige & Khaki
Other - Grey Squirrel, Cool Grey 1 & 2 and Blender.
Papers - Stationary Noted from Teresa Collins
Dies - Marianne Design Circle Frame LRO112, La La Land Stitched Tabs, Stewart Martha Circle Cutter, Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly and Butterfly Delights.
Other Embellishements - Ribbon, Lace, Gems, Diamonte Strip, all from Hobbycraft and Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used Tim Holtz Glitter Clear Rock Candy with Americana Starlite gloss.
Here is a close up of  Fairy Dreams 

Here is a few challenges - 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo (Blue and White)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Songbird - Die Another Day! Use more than 1 die

Remember to stop by the  I ♥ Promarkers challenge to show us your creations this week!
I hope you have a great day whatever you may be doing and i am sure i will tell you all about my new find of this craft warehouse!!


Monday, November 25

Its Tea Time!

Hi! Well thats us another week closer to Christmas!! Today we went and got some Christmas Shopping done...i was shattered afterwards but it was worth it.

Today is the start of the new challenge at Elisabeth Bells World!
This month the challenge is ...
Using 1 colour only!

Here is my card for this challenge and i have used Elisabeth Bells Tea Time image from the Simpler Times CD Rom! I can get enough of this it!
 Materials used...
Image coloured with Promarkers & FlexMarker
Skin - Blush, Coral, Baby Pink and Soft Peach.
Hair - Sandstone, Caramel, Burnt Sienna and Umber
Clothes - Light Fawn, Pastel Beige & Khaki
Other - Grey Squirrel, Cool Grey 1 & 2 and Blender.
Papers - Calico Studio (Classic Callico)
Dies - Cheery Lynn Fancyful , Spellbinder Classic Circle and Scallop Circle.
other Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft. Pearls, Gems, Jute and Ribbon from Hobbycraft.

Here are some challenges to enter...
Totally Papercrafts - Add a Bow
Challenges 4 Everybody  - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Goes With Twist - Use a Digi
One Stitch At A Time - Bingo... Gems/Pearls, Dies & Ribbon or Twine

Thats me! Please drop into the Elisabeth Bells World Blog and join in with us!!

Sunday, November 24

Frosty The Snowman!

Just a quick post today to share my card i made for the Digi Bells Blog!

I have gone back to making my Christmas cards this weekend and this is one of them.

I have used "Frosty The Snowman" 
You can find her here at Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection

 Materials Used
Image coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Bo Bunny Snowfall
Dies - Sizzixs Thinlets Doily Circle. The snowflakes and vines are from the Cricut Potpourri Cartridge and the lamp from the Christmas Noel Cartridge.
Embellishments - Lace (both) and gems from Hobbycraft. Tim Holtz Distress Glitter and Glue Pad.

A close up..

Here is a few challenges...
Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes
Crafts for Enternity - Glitter and Sparkle

Thanks fro stopping by!! I will be back tomorrow with the new Elisabeth Bells World Challenge!


Wednesday, November 20

I ♥ Promarker Challenge - Wedding/Anniversary!

Good morning..again! This is my second post this morning so if your looking for my Elphine House Australia Challenge post you can find her HERE!

Now onto the new I ♥ Promarker Challenge!
The theme this week is...

Wedding or Anniversary!

I was kindly given this cute image from Inky Impressions called Angelica Crafting and went for a Anniversary card!
This is a little different to what i usually do for a Anniversary but i thought the sentiment "Made with Love on your Anniversary went well with the image.

Instead of listing the marterial used i thought for the I ♥ Promarker Challenges i would list what promarkers i have used. This is just a guide to what i like to use.....

Skin - Blush, Baby Pink, Sunkissed Pink and Soft Peach
Hair - Sandstone, Caramel, Coco and Burnt Sienna
Clothes - Pale pink, Baby Pink and touches of Cocktail pink, Cool grey 1-4 for trousers and also warm grey and blender pen. I also used a Soft Aqua Flexmarker for the background shaddow.

Here is a few challenges to enter...
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Holidays or Celebrations (hope my anniversary card fits the celebration option)
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Pop Dots and Polka Dots (my image has been popped up along with the butterfly wings and the tag)
Craft Your Passion - Buttons Galore
Created with Love Challenge - Anything Papecraft Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge - Polka Dots!

Well that is me for now! I hope you find time to pop over the the I ♥ Promarker Challenge blog and check out the DT creations and join in with your own creations!


EHA Challenge with a Twist!

Good morning! Well the Winter weather has hit us now and we had a little shower of snow last night but it didnt lie as the ground was too wet with the rain earlier in the day much to Carries disappointment!!

Today is the start of the new Elphine House Australia Challenge! Last month was so quiet with everyone being so busy with the run up to Christmas so we are doing a little something different this month.
We thought we would do things a little bit different this month since everyone is busy with Christmas coming up....
We are going to give you the option of  2 challenge themes.  Then rather than holding a challenge in December, we will let this challenge run until the 30th December with the winner being announced on the Dec 31st and our challenges will begin again in January back to normal.

So the choice of themes are..

"Autumn Leaves" Using any Elisabeth Bell Design.
"Let it Snow" using any Elisabeth Bell Design.

If you fancy you can so both themes since you have extra time with this challenge..just remember it has to be a Elisabeth Bell Designed Stamp or Image. Idf you have a EHA stamp then we would love to see what you can do with it!

Here is my card using Fairy Faye Flying High

Image coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Lillibet, A Tale of Friendship Paper Stack and Safari Brown cardstock from Paper Temptress.
Dies - Cricut Potpourri for the leaf flourish, Cricut Storybook for the scalloped oval and classic oval.
Embellishements - Pearls, Beaded pearls (In flowers), Lace, Satin Ribbon, Jute and button all from Hobbycraft and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Here are some challenges to enter with my card...

Addicited to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark (use Markers etc)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day whatever you are doing!


Saturday, November 16

Dreaming of a Pink Christmas!

Hi..i cant believe its the weekend again! Just as i get caught up with things going on during the week i find myself at the end of it! Whats worring its that Christmas day is going to be with us before we know it.
I have got some cards make for my close family but once again i will have to buy a pack from the shops for the rest of my family and friends. At least i thought about making everyone a card...and they do say its the thought that counts!!lol

Well i am just stopping by with a card i made just for the fun of it. I am still in pink mode so pink it was!
The image i used is another one from Art by Miran. I really like this one..great for colouring!
The bow and tag is a removable with a hidden sentiment.

Sorry about the rogue backing from one of the sticky pads! I never even noticed it until i was uploading this picture!

Here is a lost of materials..
Image from Art by Miran coloured by Promarkers - 
Skin - Blush, Nutmeg, Baby Pink, Sunkissed Pink. 
Hair - Sandstone, Caramel, Burnt Sienna and Umber
Clothes - Blossom, Rose Pink and touches of Warm Grey & Blender Pen for shaddows.
Papers - DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas
Dies - Cricut Christmas Noel Snowflake, Marianne Design Snowflakes &Fancy Tag. Sizzix Thinlets Doily Border, Spellbinders Scallop Square.
Embellishments - Lace, Ribbon and Gems from Hobbycraft. Tim Holtz Distress Hard Rock Candy Glitter, Star Dust Stickles.

Here is some fab challenges that i would like to enter...
Designed to Colour - Christmas/Winter
Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas Time
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes but must be a card
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarns - Share anything you have created!

Here is one last picture of the image. 

Hope you all have a great weekend! Last night i was watching Children in Need and the stories are just heartbreaking but the one story that hit me was about the young brothers with the same illness who both died days apart. Here is the link to their story ...get a tissue first, you will need it!...

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 13

I ♥ Promarkers Red and Green Challenge!

Good Afternoon! Well i still have this flu bug and Carrie is still off school. She was not impressed when she heard me ask the school to send some work home. Her face was a picture!!

I am here with my card for the I love Promarkers Challenge that went live this morning!
The theme is Red and Green!

The Sponsors for this week is Visable Image and Di'd Digi Downloads and i as kindly sent a stamp set from Visable Image to use for this challenge! 
(Thank You to Mark and Helen from Visable Image for this!)

The stamp is called Isabella!

Image coloured with Promarkers 
Papers - Home from Christmas from Papermania (even though its not a xmas card!)
Dies -Leaves from Cricut Potpourri
Embellishments - Lace, buttons from Hobbycraft and Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft

Here is a closer pic of Isabella! I am not a huge fan of colouring with reds...not sure about this colouring at all so dont look close! lol

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges..
Shopping Our Stash - Use something already on desk. (My papers were out on my desk as i was making my xmas cards at same time and thought they would be great for this card)
Anonymous Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes

Thanks for reading! Hope you have a great day whatever you may be doing!

Tuesday, November 12

Pink and Girly!!

 Hi, Hope you are having a lovely day!

Well i had a eventful day yesterday. If any of you have been reading, i have had awful toothache for days and the dentist told me it as the root canal treatment that hadnt been successful and most likey i had a infection. I got antibiotic and told to wait. Well yesterday i couldnt wait another day. I was actually in so much pain it had me the kids amusement! Went to the dentist and got it pulled out. I as really worried at first because i could still feel the toothache while i as still numb but thankfully it settled and i its much better today.

I am here to share my card that i posted on the Digi Bell Blog today. I decided that i was going to make a girly card in pastels as i have been making Christmas cards this week and most have been traditional colours so i needed to get the pinks back out!!

I have used Little Mama as you cant get any more girly that this cutie!
You can find her here at Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection

Image coloured with Promarkers
Papers - My Minds Eye Chalk Studio
Dies - Decorative Frame and Leaves from Cricut Pot Pourri Cartridge,
Spellbinders Love Locket Die.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Lace, Ribbon, pearls and Pink Beaded String from Hobbycraft.

Heres a closer picture of the image

Here is a few challenges to enter - 
Creative Card Crew  - Pearls
Songbird - Favourite song  - Mama i'm a Big Girl Now...(not sure if that the exact name for it!!) from Hairspray the musical!
Through The Craft Room Door  - Anything Goes

Well thats me! I am off to cuddle up with a Hot Chocolate and relax still with the Hairspray song that i was thinking of  for the Songbird challenge firmly stuck in my head! I have had Carrie off school today with her usual Chesty issues and full of the cold and as she has kindly shared her bugs with me!!

Have a great day or night if you are in my time zone...its dark already here and its only 5 pm! 
I will be back tomorrow with another card!


Thursday, November 7

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere!!

Hello! At last i am here! I have had such a full on day. It was my Mums birthday today so i spent a lot of time with her but also had my monthly hospital appointment and just to finish it off i have got awful toothache from Root Treatment that has gone wrong! The pain is driving me craz! Going to get it sorted tomorrow hopefully!
My hospital appointment was not great. Blood Count still low, at 95 today and the usual list of abnormal results to go with it. Thats my middle name.....Unusual! Nothing just goes to plan or as it should!

On a happier note my Mum had a lovely birthday. We went and had a photo shoot done of all the grandkids and got one of the photos blown up and framed for her. She started to cry when she opened it!!

Anyway today starts the new challenge at I Love Promarkers!
This weeks its "All That Glitters"
I got my Glamour Dust Glitter out along with Star Dust Stickles and also my Tim Holtz Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter! It was everywhere and still see glimmers of it on all over my craft desk!

My image is from Art By Miran! I just came across her store on Etsy as i was looking for some new Christmas images. She has got loads of amazing digi stamps but also prints and cool blottletop magnets etc. Well worth a look!! I love this image, perfect for the glitter challenge as well as colouring!

I thought for my posts for I Love Promarkers i would list what colours of Promarkers i use on my images instead of a list of materials.
Skin - Blush, Soft Peach, Pale Pink and touch of Sunkissed Pink
Hair - Sandstone, Caramel and Burnt Sienna
Clothes - Pastel Blue, Powder Blue and Denim Blue, Cool Grey 1 (on white under glitter)

On the photo below you can see how i used my Goosebumps Shimmer Spray over my image. I sprayed from a distance to make the droplets smaller to look like snow. It also has a lovely texture to it when you rub your fingers over it!

I am also going to enter my card into these challenges...
Divas by Design - Use a Digi
Inklings and Yarns - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Lots of Layers
Stampavie and More - Die Cuts
Papertake Weekly  - Anything Goes

Well that all for now!! Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my card! I really appreciate it.
Remember you have a week to get those glitter pots and shakers out to joni us at I love Promarkers!

Sunday, November 3

Letter to Santa!

Hi, I hope you are having a lovely Saturday night! I have had such a relaxing day, well once i got over the stress of bloggers issues this morning! It took me nearly 2 hours to get the Crafty Calendar Challenge post done! I was starting to loose it and had to restart numerous times from scratch! Blogger seens to have had lots of issues recently. Fingers crossed i dont come across any more tonight!!

I am here with my DT card for the new Crafty Calendar Challenge! This month its..
All Things Christmas!
The sponsor is a personal favourite of mine...Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection

Image - Letters To Santa coloured by Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Winter Wonderland
Dies - Sizzix Doily Circle, Marianne Design Snowflakes and Flourishes. Cricut Potpourri Cart for Mistletoe vine that is under the flowers.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft. Both types of Lace, Ribbon, Gems and Diamonte Effect Mesh Band from Hobbycraft. 
I have also used Liquid Pearls, Americana Starlite Varnish, Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Glitter and also Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray from Oozak.

Here is my image up close..You can slightly see the goosebumps spray over the image...doesnt show up in photos unless the drops are larger.

Here are some challenge to enter with my card...
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas Cheer!
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge -Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge - Christmas (Anything Goes)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comments you leave each time!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!