Monday, 8 November 2010

Cards for men Challenge

Hello again

Its been a long time since I been on here, I had my Grandsons, to look after 2 or 3 times a week during the school holidays, which meant all my craft stuff had to be put away, (from little fingers, The my holiday to Zante for 2 weeks, n then the heating engineer had to come in and fix the heating. Ive finally got my craft stuff out, Ive stamps I brought at Ally Pally not even used them yet... can you believe that.. (not to mention the papers n stuff) I will get to catch up with all my favourite blogs.

Cards for Men Challenge

This time the theme is animals, and Hopejacare is our sponsor, We have a super stamp as the prize (pictured below)

The DT were lucky to be given images to work with, and I chose the Robin, and Claire has very kindly offered this image is free, to all who enter.

This is my card.

Coloured with Promarkers
DPs by Papermania
Holly punch from Xcut
Sentiment from stash.


Friday, 1 October 2010

Sir Stampalot October challenge

Hi all

Ive been trying to get this on since this morning. for some reason blogger isn't playing ball, isnt that always the way! Its been one of those days, where everything has taken me longer to do than normal! Don't ya just hate them.

I was asked to be Guest designer for this months challenge. Of course I was delighted to accept the challenge.

The Theme:- Autumn breezes, buttons and bows

The prize is a real bumper pack of products for a complete list visit the challenge blog. Sirstampalot and have a look at the Design Team's wonderful work too.

After some deliberation this is what Ive come up with. I ended up with ink all over me and the table as usual but it was worth it. I love the colours of Autumn, I live oposite the woods so I have the pleasure of seeing all the trees turn colour at this time of the year.

Stamps by Kanban, Dp My Minds Eye, Rangers inks, Nellie Snellen punches, tiny buttons and ribbon from stash.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Cards for Men Challenge 20

Hi all
I have had a really good weekend, Viv, and Pam have been here since Thurs... lots of chat, lots of laughs, and a little retail therapy at Ally Pally.. disapointing though. Its classed as the biggest stamp show in England... (NOT) Newbury stamp show is much bigger and lots more exhibits... even Farnborough is as big. Not a lot of bargains either. Lots of people though. but it was a trip out, but I wouldnt go again.

Cards for Men Challenge theme is autumn.. and our sponsor for this challenge is.

Crafts and me

They have lots of lovely stamps so make sure you pay them a visit.

The Prize

Cards for Men Challenge card

I cannot take all the credit for this card, as it was really designed by Viv I just coloured it in and assembled it. It is a take on a card she made at Monks Den.
The stamped image is from Papermania, and Ive coloured parts of him in promarkers, and stamped him again on patterned paper. its a great stamp with lots of possiblities. the grass and the fence were punched out using Martha Steward punches, and the little leaves are large birch leaf by Leone Em. Cardstock from stash.
If you need any inspiration for Autumn cards, check out the rest of the design team as they are a real talented bunch.


Monday, 13 September 2010

Cards for Men Challenge 19

Hi all

Another Monday already, This challenge is all about Transport, and our sponsor for this challenge is Peachy keen stamps

The prize up for grabs is a wonderful set of stamps, specially chosen for us by Peach Keen, to go with our theme. Take a look at these,

Peachy Keen Stamps is a family owned and operated leading clear stamp manufacturer based out of Northeast Wisconsin. Our stamps are made with the highest quality polymer on the market today, giving them their unique peach tint. The whimsical images designed by Kathy Jakopovich coupled with their durability make them a favorite amongst scrapbookers, card makers, and artists alike. These stamps are sold exclusively online at and at independent stamp and scrapbook stores worldwide. Please visit our website for a complete list of retail locations.

My Challenge Card

For this challenge I have used Lilli of the Valley stamps, coloured with Promarkers dps are from Papermania, card candy from Card Craft Plus.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge

Hi all

Peachykeen stamp challenge

Ive had this stamp for ages, and I have finally got around to using it again.
Peachy Keen stamp challenge is a sketch and colour theme, Melon, Daffodil and Colbalt blue.. just the colour for this adorable little bird. I just love him.

Ive coloured him with Promarkers
dp Kaban
Martha Stewart, and Nellie Snellen Punches
Ribbon, cardstock and buttons from stash


Sunday, 5 September 2010

Lili of the valley challenge

Hi all

Well the weekend is nearly over, but at least its been a nice one, Im looking after 3 kittens for the next 10 days as my Daughter and the boys are on holiday.
I let them out in the garden for half an hour, then took me over an hour to get them back in. They can go out one at a time tomorrow (lol) At only 12 weeks old they cant be left out over night.
And I thought it would be easier than looking after the boys!

As I now have quite a few of these gorgeous stamps, I thought Id have a go at the challenges, Plus I needed a Thinking of you card.

Lili of the valley stamp Born to Shop. Coloured with Promarkers
dp, ribbon and diamante from stash
Nellie Snellen dies and punches


Friday, 3 September 2010

Promarker Challenge 67

Hi all

I cant wait to get back to normal, 3 of the boys will be back at school next week, the other two are on hol's from tomorrow. Peace n quiet (bliss) Billy who's eight thinks everyone is deaf! or maybe its what eight year olds do (lol) and Ive actually managed to make a couple of cards this week.

Promarker challenge 67

Both images from here
coloured with Promarkers
Dp from stash
Martha Stewart punch, Nestabilies, and Nellie Snellen dies
Sentiment from Lilli of the Valley

Monday, 30 August 2010

Cards for Men challenge 18

The Challenge this time is "Long Summer Days" and the sponsor is Phindys Place and the prize is $10

Phindy has some awesome images for all occasions, so do take a look.

Phindy's Place Digi Stamps is where you can find hundreds of beautifully drawn and detailed images for all your handmade card, scrapbook and paper crafting projects. Digi stamping is a new endeavor for children's book illustrator Philomena O'Neill and she enjoys drawing charming line images for crafters to color and embellish for their own creative efforts. Philomena likes to think of this as a collaboration between two artists. Please stop by at Phindy's Place, you are going to find images you love!

Ive chosen this image for my card, it reminds me of my Grandson Ade, he's always climbing or hanging upside down, and its what 3yr old do.

Dp from stash, Im not sure where from, Ive coloured the image with Promarkers the other elements were from a sheet that Donna from Donna's Den of craft sent to me, Donna is in fact having a closing down sale, So go check out the bargains.


Thursday, 19 August 2010

Promarker Challenge 65

The Promarker challenge this week was a Blue Christmas.. and as I have had this week to myself, I thought Id enter, Ive missed not doing this challenge, and visiting my favourite blogs, Still it wont be long before all my Grandson's are back at school.

I have used a Lilli of the Valley Christmas stamp, (there are some more new ones out today..) I just love them. Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment also by Lilli of the Valley, and a holly stamp.
dp by Papermania, and ribbon from stash.


Monday, 16 August 2010

Cards for Men challenge 17

Hi all

I know I haven't been to visit any of my favourite blogs for 2 weeks, I've been on Nanna duties, and with 5 boys coming and going I've had to put my stash away from sticky fingers, Ade who is only 3 likes nothing better than play with things he shouldn't. (lol)

Donna set a real challenge for me this time. cause I hate decoupage with a vengeance.

I don't have any decoupage in my stash, I have lots of cds, but guess what... the printer decided to run out of ink.. grrrrrrrr So Ive resulted to using a stamp.

I have this week to myself to play catch up. and hopefully get to play a little too................

Challenge 17 is being sponsored by "Donna of Donna's Den"

Donna's Den of Crafts is a family-run business where we aim to please. We stock a wide range of cardmaking and scrapbooking items from Dovecraft, Joanna Sheen, Crafter's Companion, name but a few. Our prices are reasonable and p&p is only £1. Most in-stock orders are dispatched next working day. Why not pop along and take advantage of a 10% discount for the duration of this challenge. Just enter the code CFM0410 in your shopping basket.

Donna is offering a prize of £10 approx.15$ for this Challenge.

Ive used a Peachy Keen stamp, isn't he cute, after looking at some stunning cards made by my friend "Viv" I knew I just had to have it.. I stamped 4 times and coloured the images with Promakers before cuting and layering them. The card and paper are from my stash, but Ive no idea where from. And the leaves were from a die by Marianne.


Sunday, 1 August 2010

Cards for Men challenge 16

Cards For Men - Challlenge 16
The theme for this challenge is "Off on an adventure" and This challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Sqiggle Stamps we have an fabulous prize of 5 Digi Stamps

About Squiggle Stamps

Squiggle Stamps carry a unique range of cute, quirky and whimsical stamps designed by a talented team of illustrators. Our images are available as both Rubber and Digital Stamps with new designs added regularly. We are lucky to have a wonderful Design Team and you can see all their fabulous creations and take part in monthly prize challenges on the blog at

Im sorry the picture isnt great, For some reason its a little dark, Ive chosen to do a side step card for this one, and used the image twice.
Label's Promarkers, Martha Stewart, Nestabilities, MME papers


Monday, 26 July 2010

Butterfly wishes

I had great fun last week, inking different papers, and decided to make some cards with some of them this is the first. The stamp is from Card Creations, and the flowers were made using some of Nellie Snellen punches, I sprayed the flowers with spray and shine, and glittered them with Glamour dust.

Iam entering it the following challenges

Stamp something
Project Tuesday
The secret crafter

Monday, 19 July 2010

Sir Stampalot July Challenge

Hi All

I haven't deserted you all, just had some problems getting the new Laptop to do what I want it to do!! Give me windows 98 any day... Every time I turn it on it comes up with another silly question.. I do wish they wouldn't load stuff on that's not really needed.

I won the last Sir Stampalot challenge, and Wow, what a prize, Loads of punches, anyone that knows me knows that I love my punches. they get used for all sorts of things.. so they will be well used. When they arrived I couldn't wait to open them all up and try each one.. so I downed tools and did just that.. I went past lunch time without even realizing..(lol) and the dreaded housework still not finished.

So thank you everyone, it really did make my day

Sir Stampalot July challenge

The Challenge this month is Lazy Hazy days of Summer.

Lots of scope for this challenge, but what to choose? In the end I went for what summer means to me... Trees in full leaf, flowers in full bloom, Butterflies, Sun and Showers... but how to interpret that?

Ive chosen some green card stock, and inked it up with Adirondack ink in Lettuce, and stamped over it with Ranger's green peeled paint ink, using some tapestry stamps.
Found a picture on one of my crafting cds, which I printed out in two different sizes, Cut them with Nestabilities. and placed one on the face of the card and the other Ive used a the stopper of the easel card. I used a Penny Black sentiment stamp.


Thursday, 8 July 2010

Promarker Challenge 59

Hi all

Ive finally got the new laptop working as it should apart from the printer, which needs the driver file updating from the internet.. and as I dont know what Im doing I gotta wait for me no2 son to fix it..
Promarker challenge 59

Its Emma's turn to set the theme this week, and she would like you to give her a laugh..

I had to think about this one, and eventually came up with a card that lots of women will understand..

I created the background by using Brenda Pinnick papers, one of which I tore to create the hills, and used my new grass (Martha Stewart) punch for the last layer. I stamped the trees, and foilage, using stamps from Stampscapes and added a few little birds. The golfing image and caddy are by Personal impressions, and the Visa sentiment was created on the PC. all were coloured with Promarkers.

I used Red, Cyan, Cool Aqua, Daffodil, Satin, Gold and True Blue, Tan and Cocoa for the golfers trousers, Skin tones blush, coral, and sunkissed pink.


Monday, 5 July 2010

Cards for Men challenge

Hi all

I'm sorry I haven't visited any of the blogs I follow for a few days, me laptop died on me and Ive had to buy a new one... There were problems with some of the programs I use, as they are not supported by windows 7. I had to get my son to come and load them on for me... but they appear to be working ok now..

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Prairie Fairy Designs

This is the info that Roberta sent to us.

Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a new digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 8 and 11. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create. Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later and a lot of learning about computers, I have finally accomplished my goal.

While digital stamping is relatively new in the papercrafting scene, it is what I believe to be such an amazing tool. Printed images have such clarity and vibrancy and gone is the need to re stamp an image because you didn't press hard enough or maybe you pressed too hard! They are also a lot easier to store and they can be reprinted over and over again. The fact that you can rotate and flip files, print them off the size of a postage stamp or as large as a scrapbook page makes them such a versatile medium. It is my sincere hope that I can help anyone who has hesitations about using digital images to embrace these amazing creative tools. If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog for more information. So head on over to Prairie fairy designs and check it out!

I originally chose the image Polar pals, but the finished card and the image was a little too girly, so Ive re-done the dt card using the Moose.. Ive coloured him with Promarkers, and all the dps are from my stash, Ive no idea where from. The card candy is from Craftwork cards and the Holly sprig is by Anna Griffin.


Thursday, 24 June 2010

Promarker challenge 57

Promarker Challenge 57.

The challenge this week is set by Debs, who wants to see your favorite things, a real toughie.. it took a while to find something a bit different from the norm, but as one of my favorite things is Lladro porcelain. I decided to go with this, so I hope it applies. The Lladro figurines of Giesha girl and the Cranes are my most favorite pieces. I have a set of cranes, and if ever I win the lottery I will buy the Geisha girl.....too Until then I will covet it from a shop window.

Giesha image available from here

Coloured with promarkers Cerise, Hot pink, Baby and Pale pink, Olive, Pear. Maroon,
Marine, Duck egg, Coral, oatmeal and blush.

Embelishment.....Japanese hair ornament, was made by stamping out two different sentiment coins,(Ive no idea where these stamps are from as they have been in my stash for years) coloured them, Then I made paper beads and glued them to cocktail sticks.

Bling from stash

dps are from the Pink and Blue capsule collection from Papermania.


Sunday, 20 June 2010

Cards for Men Challenge

Another Monday morning.. I dont mind em now I dont have to go to work. Its a nice sunny one too. Unfortunately I have a job to do today... Clean behind the cooker... how on earth does it get in such a mess? Then paint it, as I have a new cooker being delivered this week..

oh think of all the crafty goodies I could have got with that money, plus the fact Id rather be crafting than cleanin n painting anyway. Im depressed now.. n I'll probably sulk all day... (lol)

Cards for men, have a Design Team call, Donna is looking for 3 people to join the design team, as the blog has grown over the last year. Please do visit the Cards for men blog if you are interested.

Cards for Men DT card

The Sponsor for this challenge is Meljen Designs. Who is very generously offering 4 Digi stamps as the prize

Meljen's Designs
is a digital stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical, fun digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and it is steadily growing. The new store offers instant downloads, organized categories, and a search feature. We have new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday freebies every Mondays and a monthly Guest Designer. A great place to visit for inspiration. Please visit the store to find more of Melissa's wonderful images!

We have a sketch for you to follow for this challenge.

I have chosen Sick little bear for my DT card, isnt he cute

Sick little bear image is coloured with Promarkers.
Dp is MME
Sentiment from Lilli of the valley
Medicine bottle computer generated, then coloured with Promarkers


Thursday, 17 June 2010

Promarker challenge 56

Hi all

Has'nt been a glorious day? Weve had wall to wall sunshine all day, which means I have to water the tubs and baskets again this evening.

Promarker challenge 56

Debbi has set the challenge this week, and she has chosen a male themed card with a sketch. Sadly this will be her last one... Thank you Debbie for all your lovely comments you have made on my blog, Im sure your'e gonna be missed.

Ive played about with bits of paper for hours, (well it seemed like it) but have settled for a simple effect.

The images is from the Boy oh Boy set, from Charmed cards and crafts Coloured with Promarkers Crimson, Red, Gold, Daffodil, Black, Ice grey, Cool Grey 3, Coral, Oatmeal, and Blush.
Ive used Bazzil card stock, and Ryman's ulta smooth white paper.
The sentiment and footballs are computer generated.


Thursday, 10 June 2010

Promarker Challenge 55

Morning all

Its a dull morning here, but no rain so Ive had to water the baskets and tubs... Im off to see my youngest 3 Grandsons this afternoon, which I will enjoy.

Passion for Promarker challenge 55

Has been sent by Anja, and the theme is Pink.

I have used all shades of pink but Im not too sure if Ive achieved what I wanted. (lol) I guess we all suffer self doubt... sometimes, I wanted a real Hindu feel, but was limited to the backing papers I have. In the end I settled for Papermania, Pink capsule collection. I cut four strips of 1/4 in card, to form the half frame.

The image is Aashi wearing a Sari from Mo Manning Coloured with Promarkers,
Skin.................Dusky pink, and Cinnamon
Sari.................Cerise, Baby pink
Elephan..............Ice grey 2, Hot pink
Hair................ Ice grey 2 and Black
dp Papermania Pink capsule collection
Plus card stock, gems,flowers, ect from stash.
Highlighted the Sari in silver stickles


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Sir Stampalot monthly challenge

I felt right at home with this challenge, as I love my punches, and don't use them as much as I used too. I'm sorry the photo isn't very clear.. me n camera's don't mix.

The challenge for June

The Sirstampalot challenge this month was Punches, I decided to do a wedding card and box

The box

I cut out a large oval and glued it to the centre of the box, then cut 1/4 inch strips to form the trellis, and punched out the hearts to decorate the edge of the oval. Made the flowers from various punches and placed them around the box.

The card

I punched the edges two pieces of cream pearlised paper, using a Martha Stewart edge punch. Added the ribbon down the side, and stamped the sentiment, from SU

The Punches



Sunday, 6 June 2010

Cards for men challenge 12

Hi all
This weeks Cards for Men Challenge is for a Fathers day card.. and our sponsor is Pink gem designs

The prize is a fabulous Dina Dragon stamp

This is what our sponsor has told us about Pink gem designs.
We design & stock a wide range of cute & whimsical clear polymer craft stamps and downloadable digi stamps, and aslo stock other crafting essentials including acrylic blocks, inks, Promarker pens, nestabilities, stamping packs and embellishments.

Image is from Lili of the Valley coloured with promarkers
Paper is MME and Paper Cellar
Faux button and string
Computer generated sentiment.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Promarker challenge 54

Hi all

Its a beautiful day so I hope your'e enjoying the sun. We have travellers on the green oposite my house, but I don't think they will be there long, at least there are only 4 vans there this time n not seventeen like last year. They don't bother anybody though, but that might have something to do with the fact there is a Policewoman lives next door but one(lol)

Promarker Challenge

On to this weeks Promarker challenge card, Andie has set the challenge, The theme is Books. This weeks sponsor is Stampeeze and the prize is a £10 gift certificate. Do go and have a look at the DT and entries, there are some real stunners.

Ive done a wallet card so that it can take book tokens,
I have used
Images by Mo Manning
Coloured with promarkers
dp MME
Title created on computer
Other embelishements were computer generated

Monday, 31 May 2010

I love digi challenge

Hi all

I hope you've all enjoyed you Bank holiday weekend. Ive not done an awful lot. except paint out the cupboard.. I ended up with as much paint on me as the walls (lol) and Ive managed finally get this card finished for the I love digi challenge

Dp by Paper cellar
Image Mo Manning, coloured with promarkers
The sentiment, tomatoes and Dad, I created using PS.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Promarker challenge 53

Promarker challenge anniversary

PFP have lots of goodies in this weeks challenge as its thier anniversary.
The theme is anything goes but you must use your promarkers.

For my card I have used= Lime green, Lime zest, Cerise, Cocoa, Raw sienna, Pastel pink, Saffron, Caramel, Pastel Yellow, Dusky pink, and blush. Wow thats a lot (lol)

Image is .............. Mo Manning.
Dps ................... Milton & Co
Sentiment.......... Lili of the valley
Carol Wilson border stamp
Various punches and a few gems from stash


Monday, 24 May 2010

Sir Stampalot Challenge

Sir stampalot challenge theme is Butterflies and blossoms.

Ive had this stamp for years, so I decided to give it an airing. Ive stamped it 3 times n coloured them with Promarkers. Cut out the top wings of two of them, then shaped them before adding them to the main image.
Punched out the shapes for the roses using the left over bits of the Brenda Pinnick papers. Made the box using the crafters companion box maker. (the original wooden one)

Dps Brenda Pinnick
Butterfly stamp is from Parked on rubber coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with glamour dust.
Roses, (Brenda's method) sprayed with sray n shine, and sprinkled with glamour dust.
Ribbon and lace from stash.
Sentiment is a digi freebie. from here
Two Leone em punches


Sunday, 23 May 2010


I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine, and have found a little time to sit out.

Cards for Men challenge

The theme is Good Luck, and our sponor this week is The stamping boutique, where you will find some fabulous images.

The Stamping Boutique is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

The prize is your choice of 5 digi images from their shop. The Stamping Boutique is full of wonderful images so hop on over and take a look. The challenge will close at midnight BST (British Summer Time) on 6th June 2010.

Dp's Green capsule collection from Papermania
Image Stamping Boutique, coloured with promarkers.
Ribbon, and owls from stash.


One stop craft challenge

Hello peeps

What a glorious day, Ive been outside this morning clearing up after yesterday's planting session. And as the sun was too hot for me outside, Ive come in to play,

I decided to have a go at this challenge One stop craft challenge and the theme is Birthstones.

Ive used Papermania papers
Mo Manning image, (Shauna is sorry), coloured with promarkers
Martha Stewart double hole punch
Lace, Ribbon, and little adornment from stash. which Ive added some pink pearls and a diamante


Saturday, 22 May 2010

Pretty in Lilac

Hi all, well Im back from Hols, had a great time, and the weather was lovely, just like it is here today. We flew from Bornemouth Airport for the first time, what a pleasure it was not to queue for everything, Gatwick and Heathrow have become a nightmare to travel through. Oh but its good to see the sun, this winter seems to have dragged on and on, I can finaly put me thermal vest away(lol)

Ive missed so many beautiful creations this last two weeks. I decided to have a play too. I was going through an odd box of bits, and found some paper Id printed off ages ago, (from a Sharon Duncan cd,) which I originally used for my papercraft class.
And as my new years resolution is to use up the bits of paper I have stashed, n not buy anymore... I can't resist buying more.

For I love digi stamps
Image is from Sugar and spice
coloured with Promarkers
dp from Sharon Duncan cd, Roses
Ribbon from stash, Prima flowers
Martha Stewart, Double dot punch

Monday, 10 May 2010

Cards for men

Hi all

By the time this is posted, I will be firmly planted in Majorca, and will be there until 19th of May. I apologise now as I may not be able to reply to all the cards entered. I pray the volcanic ash doesn't play up again while I'm there.

For this challenge the theme is Outdoors, and I have used the free image supplied by our sponsor, although we did have a choice, from Claire at Hope Jaycare Claire trained in Textile Design at the Glasgow School of Art and I loves all things handmade, but especially papercrafts. Her doodles are available to purchase as digital images through Shop Handmade." Available from here

The prize is again 3 digis of the winners choice.

Ive done a sidestep card as I thought it suited the image well, coloured with Promarkers, dps by Brenda Pinnick, I created the waves on PSP and added glamour dust for effect. Seagulls are from a child's colouring page.

See you all on the 19th


Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Off on hols

Im off on Holiday tomorrow morning, Volcanic ash permitting of course. We fly out at 6.55am to Majorca, Wer'e flying out from Bournemouth so hopefully its far enough south not to have any problems. So no crafting for two whole weeks, will I miss it, you bet I will, and I will miss not seeing your lovely creations too. Take care everyone and stay safe


Saturday, 24 April 2010

Cards for men challenge

Hi all

Im back after a week in Minehead, curtesy of the Sun newspaper, where the weather was glorious, even if the wind was chilly. Not a lot of craft shops to browse around though. But we did have a pit stop at Street, on the way down, and a trip out everyday, Thursday we had breakfast in Lynmouth, and a walk around the village, no energy to walk up to waters meet though.

We watched the news of the volcanic ash cloud with some concern, as we are due to fly out to Majorca on the 5th of May, it looks ok at the moment, and I just hope it don't kick off again.

Cards for men challenge card

The challenge for this challenge is Monochrome, and the sponsor is
Donna's den of crafts
Where you can find lots of crafty goodies.

Card and dp from stash.
Image from isabella's sketch book
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment computer generated
Card candy from Craftwork cards

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Promarker Challenge 47

Promarker challenge 47

Ida set a difficult challenge this week to create a background using only Promarkers.
Image and sentiment by Lili of the valley
I started by picking a colour to mount the image on, So I used Spice, as this was the colour I used on the Teddy.

The main background is Lemon, and Pear green wobbly stripes, The small piece is lemon and Pear green polka dot, and I edged all the card using Spice.

Prima flowers, Brad from stash, flower hole punch, which is also coloured spice, and gems from stash.


Sunday, 11 April 2010

Cards for Men challenge 8

Im having to upload this early this morning, as I have an eye test booked for 9am.

The challenge for this week is any card other than a bifold.

Our sponsors this week are Fresh brewed designs all created by Heather who offers a wide range of images from coffee, to cute and inspirational.

Heather very kindly let the design team choose any one of her images, and there are over 200 to choose from. I chose this image for my card, With 5 Grandsons, who all love bugs and creatures. They love nothing better than going on a bug hunt with Nanna, armed with a plastic box, and a pair of disposable gloves they collect as many different ones as possible, and then look in the book to see what they are. Yuk I hear you say. Not the best pastime I know, but the boys love it, and its great to be on the same level as them "for a while at least." This card is for Reece to send his Grandad on his birthday.

Image from Fresh brewed design's coloured with promarkers.
Two other stamps from Papermania. (Out of the kids box of bits)
Dp's from K&Co
Computer generated sentiments.
Card candy from Craftwork cards.


Two for one

Its been one of those weeks, Ive started on the garden, but I dont seem to have made much headway. So being short of time Ive combined this challenge.

Sir Stampalot challenge A super monthly challenge with some great prizes, the first is a personal Cricut machine with a Pooh font cartridge. Do go and visit as there are some stunning samples to look at from the design team.

I love digi challenge is a recipe 3papers, 2 brads and 1 embelishment.

I have used a digi image from Mo Manning
dps Milton & Co
Brads and ribbon from stash
Martha Stewart corner punch

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Promarker challenge 45

Hi all, Another challenge and half, well for me anyway, as I have a very limited selection of stamps. Ive opted for the magnolia Edwin, as I had to make a card for my Grandson to give his little brother Ade. I cant believe he will be 3 this month.

The challenge was to combine 2 stamps
Images is Edwin
DPs by Milton & Co and Sissix
Coloured with Promarkers
Heart Punch


Sunday, 28 March 2010

Cards for men challenge

Morning all

Firstly Donna over at Cards for men has invited me onto the design team. Which I was very pleased to accept. So this is my very first DT card.

The sponsor this week is Sunshine stamps and the theme is humourous. Well I certainly had fun using this image.

All the images have been hand drawn by Sunshine or Rob.
So if your ever looking for a real fun image then this is a great place to visit. There are lots of super vechicle images just right for the men/boys in your life.

I have used Tractor to make this card, as it reminded me of Sherlock Holmes because of the Deer stalker hat. my bil loves this programe on tv and its his birthday soon, so this was just the right image for the job.

Ive coloured him with Promarkers,
and the papers and the sentiment were computer generated.
I added the brads and the string elements for effect.


Friday, 26 March 2010

Promarker challenge 44

Promarker challenge 44

The challenge this week was to make a card depicting spring, and as I always think of yellow, green and Easter. A yellow and green card it had to be.

Dp papers by Milton & Co
Digital image from here
Promarkers Daffodil yellow, Soft lime, Duck egg, Tan, Pear, and Meadow
Tiny leaf and Daisy punch.
Computer generated sentiment, and ribbon from stash

Friday, 19 March 2010

Promarker challenge 43 and I love digistamp challenge

Ive entered this one into two challenges
Passion for Promarkers

I love digi

I have used another Mo Manning image this week she's called Prarie girl.
DP by Milton&co, I punched out the Violets, and leaves and coloured them with Promarkers Lilac, Daffodil yellow and Forest before moulding them.

Promarkers, Lilac, Orchid, Buttercup and Daffodil yellow for her clothes
Ice grey, Ice grey 2 and black for her hair
Blush, and Pastel pink skin tones, Plus Forest, Tea green, and Tan
Ribbon and card stock from stash, and a computer generated sentiment.