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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!