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Friday, December 27

A Kiss from Pati!

Hi, I hope you have had a fabulous Christmas and that Santa was good to you all!!

I am just popping by with a card that i made for The Digi Bells Blog today. I am still having fun with my new Silhouette and learning that it can do so much more than i though! 

My card today is using Patis Kisses from Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection! I decided to use her today as she is one of my all time favourites from Elisabeth Digital Collection.

Image coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - Tilda Country Escape 
Dies - All cut from my Silhouette Library.
Embellishemnts - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Tulle, Gems, Beads to make the pin all from Hobbycraft. Button and paper string from my stash. I also used my favourite Tim Holtz Hard Rock Candy Disressed Glitter and glue pad.

Here is the image up close..

Here are some challenges to play along with!
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

Well i hope you enjoy the rest of your day!
I would also like to wish you lots of best wishes for 2014 and
I hope the year ahead bring you all lots of happiness and good health for you and you families!


Wednesday, December 25

Merry Christmas & EBW Snowflakes and Lace

Merry Christmas everyone! As this post goes live i hope to be sitting with my family having our Christmas dinner and playing with the kids.
I have had one awful week heading up to today. On Monday i had to go into hospital to have a blood transfusion. I was in all day from morning until early evening and by the time i was onto my second bag of blood i was feeling really strange and developed a bit of a temp. I started to feel a bit better on Tuesday morning but i think i expected the transfusion to make me feel normal again but i was maybe expecting to much!

Anyway enough about me. On the 25th of each month we have a new Elisabeth Bells World Challenge set and this month is no exeption. This is when the schedule post feature comes in rather handy!

The theme this month is Snowflakes and Lace!
I decided to use Elisabeth Bell for SCACD "Waiting For..." Peekers stamp but i made the scene outside the window into a snowy scene. I have only ever used it, or seen it used as a sunny scene so it was good fun making it "snow". 

Image coloured by Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - MME Chalk Studio
Dies - Marianne Design Tree and everything else cut from my Silhouette Machine
Embellishments - Lace, ribbon, silver stud gems and beads from Hobbycraft. I made the pin myself. I also used Tim Holtz Hard Rock Candy Distress Glitter with my glue pad.

When you have time why not pop over to the Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog and check out the other DT wont be dissapointed!!
Well thats me for today! I hope you all have the most amazing Christmas day with lots of lovely family time!
Take care and Hugs, 

Wednesday, December 18

Fancy Folds at I ♥ Promarkers

Good Morning! I am popping by early this morning with this card as i need to go shopping for some party clothes for Carrie. Her Christmas party is this week so she "really needs something new!" 

So today starts a new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers!
The theme this week is...More than 1 fold!

I thought i would go with my favourite fold to make a Criss Cross Card.
I have had lots of fun with my Silhouette this week so this card has lots of new cuts on it.

Image is Sherri Baldy (Sponsor) coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Pink Paislee Secret Crush
Dies - Marianne Design Flourish and rest cut from my Silhouette Library.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Lace, Ribbon, Gems, Beading all from Hobbycraft. 
Also used Stardust Stickles on edge of frame and on flourish and flowers.

Here are some challenges to enter with my card...
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - No Christmas Cards
Craft Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with Handmade bow

Thats me for now! I will back later with something totally new i have been dabbling in....Needle Felting and working with Wool Roving...quite addictable and great for gifts! 
Have a great day!


Thursday, December 12

Sketch time at I ♥ Promarkers!

Good Morning! I am here a day late with this post because i had a bit of a hectic day yesterday. I had my blood taken a few days ago and i got a call from my gp to say that my blood count has dropped to 89.
I kind of thought it was lower as i keep falling asleep and just exhausted doing anything.

Anyway  here i am with my card for the  I ♥ Promarkers! Challenge

This week the challenge is to follow the sketch

Here is my card..
The sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis who kindly gave the DT images to work with.
My image is called "Noth Pole Sign"

Image coloured with Promarkers
Bear - Sandstone and Caramel Touches of Burnt Sienna in dark areas. 
Pole, sign and bow tie  - Ruby, cardinal and touches of burgandy in shaded areas
Other - Icicle, Ice Grey 1 and 2 and  Soft Aqua Flexmarker.
Papers - Papermania Home for Christmas
Dies - All cuts from my Silhouette Library.
Flowers - Mixed from Wild Orchid Craft and Hobbycraft, Ribbon and Gems from Hobbycraft. Essential Glue pad with Tim Holtz Distress Glitter.

Here are a few challenge i want to enter with my card - 

Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas Catch up
Happy Campers - Christmas
Digi Stamp 4 Joy - Anthing Goes

Thanks for popping by...Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 11

EHA Let it snow!!

Hi, Just popping by with a mid-challenge post for the Elphine House Australia Challenge!

Because its such a busy time of year we have decided to run a challenge that runs right to 30th Dec. We also have a choice of theme for you....

Autumn Leaves or Let it Snow!

Here is my Let it Snow card using Ebony's Christmas Snowflakes from Elphine House!
I decided to make a white on white card with lots of glitter. 

Image coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Label 1, Fancy Oval cut from Silhouette, Marianne Design Snowflake and flourish, Lamp from Cricut Christmas Noel. 
Lace, Ribbon and Pearls from Hobbycraft. I used Essential Glue pad with Tim Holtz Distress Glitter.

Here is a couple of challenges to enter this card into...

Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anythings Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Snowflakes
 Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes (new challenge!!)

Well that me for now but i will be back soon with my I love Promarkers post. I have Carries Christmas school service today aswell as it being my neice's 4th Birthday. I hope you have a great day whatever you are doing and as always thank you for stopping by! 


Saturday, December 7

Cold and Frosty!

Hello, Hope your enjoying your weekend! We had some snow here yesterday but only a thin covering on the ground which melted away after a hours or two as it turned to rain.

I have been having such a great time with my new Silhouette Portrait! I had the Cricut Expression but i hardly used it. I felt Cricut has really limited what we can do with the machines so i packed it all up and sold it. 
I cannot believe what these machine can do! I reserched it before i bought it but even so, i am still finding new things to do on it. I upgraded to the Designer Edition of the software and have already made a few simple cutting files. I cant believe the difference between this and the Cricut...the Silhouette machines put Cricut to shame. Well in my opinion. I know everyone has their own favourites. 

Anyway here is am with my card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge that started this morning. 
The theme this month is...
Cold and Frosty!

Here is my card using "Friendship is the Greatest Gift" from Wee Stamps..aint it cute!

 Image coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers 
Papers - My Minds Eye Chalk Studio
Dies - Snowflake Lace Border is cut from my Silhouette, Snowflakes from Cricut Potpourri Cart, Mariann Design Flourish, Spellbinder classic and scallop circles.
Embellishments - Gems and Lace from Hobbycraft. Diecuts are covered withTim Holtz Distress Glitter.

 Here is a closer picture..

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

 A Creative Romance - Christmas with sprakle
Card Makin' Mamas - Christmas and New Year
Jingle Belles - Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Christmas cards

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments you leave each time you visit! I really do appreciate each and every one of them!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Wednesday, December 4

Its all about the kids @ I ♥ Promarkers!

Good Morning! What a cold and frosty morning it is here. I have not been around much the past few days as i have had the winter sickness bug. I just couldnt get over it becuase of all the other health issues.
Anyway i am here now!!

Today is the start of the I ♥ Promarkers Challenge!!

This week is....

"A card for a child"

The sponsor this month is Marianne Designs.

Here is my card..The border and Snowfakes are all from Marianne Design dies.
The image is from Elphine House Australia and is called "Danny Boy Christmas Gift"

Here a list of the promarkers i used...

Hair - Sandstone and Caramel
Skin - Blush, Baby pink, Coral, Soft Peach
Clothes - Pastel Blue, Powder Bue and touches of Demin 
Other - Ice grey, Berry, Apple Cider, Lavendar and Soft Aqua Flexmarker fro around the image.

Here is closer picture..

Here is a few challenges i am going to enter with my card. 

Creative Craft Challenge - Non Traditional Christmas Cards
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Well that me for now! I am off to have a play with my Silhouette Portrait now!
Have a great day...or whats left of it anyway!

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!