Friday, 28 January 2011


I've finally got round to making a card with my "Gwendoline" stamped image that's been on my desk for a few days. I've gone with a variation on an easel card, as it's quite a large image.

Attention To Detail:

The image by Kraftin Kimmie has been coloured with my promarkers: magenta, burgundy, antique pink, pastel pink, dusky pink, satin, blush, black, and cool grey 1-5. The wings have been covered with my sakura clear stardust pen so it really sparkles under the light.

The papers I have used are basic grey from the "Indian Summer" range. I've added prima flowers and made a swirl with some pink gems. I also added a Tim Holtz adage ticket and tucked it under the flower.

I also used brown card from the Paper Mill Shop and the gems are from an Anita's gem wheel.


Well as my card contains glitter and swirls of gems I am going to enter it into this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge - Let it Shine. I'm also going to enter it into Oldie But A Goodies - Magical challenge.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Take Flight....Gift Set

I have decided to get a start on Easter gifts early this year, and rather than spending a fortune on Easter eggs which are mainly all packaging , I've decided to give handmade gifts. So this card and box is the first of many more to come lol.

The Card

I have followed the sketch at this weeks "Just Magnolia" challenge. The papers came free with an old crafting magazine (I think they are my minds eye). I used my cuttle bug to create the embossed panel and embellished the card with flowers and gems. I'm also going to enter this weeks "Stamp Something" challenge which is something Cute ~ you cannot deny that Tilda is cute in her little bee costume!

Attention to Detail:

I love this Tilda image and she works in just about any colour combination too. She has been coloured with my promarkers: Blossom, Pink Carnation, Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Apple, Leaf  green, Meadow green, cool grey 1, cocoa, walnut and Burnt Umber. I chose my embellishments to match Tilda's colours, the lace ribbon, green and white twine and button came from the Ribbon Girl (Fantastic website, awesome service).

I think the papers I used are My Minds Eye and I'm sure they came free with an old crafting magazine (If they are not please correct me lol).

The Box

This box has been recycled. It started out as a white box from letraset that they send you out your promarker pens in. I have covered if in green card and green papers. I then added the same image of Tilda to the front and embellished with flowers, buttons, gems and ribbon. The box is big enough to contain a small bar of dairy milk chocolate, but could also be filled with individual sweets/chocolates or crafty stash and given to a crafty friend lol.

Anyway Thanks for your time and sticking with me through all the photos.


Card - White, Lime Green and pale green (Papermill Shop).
Stamps - Tilda as Bee and sentiment (Magnolia).
Promarkers - As above (Joanna Sheen).
Design Papers - My Minds Eye (Freebie).
Extras - lace edge ribbon, green and white twine, green spotted button ( The Ribbon Girl), Circle and scalloped circle nesties (Glitterpot), birds and swirls embossing folder (glitter pot), cuttlebug, pink pins (EBay), gems (Anita's), prima flowers (prima) and roses (Wild Orchid crafts).


I'm entering my card into the following challenges.

Just Magnolia - sketch.
Stamp Something - something Cute.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

O.A.P Special

This card has been made to order for my Uncle's 60th Birthday in October this year. He did not want to have a party to celebrate, so he, my Aunty and my Mam and Dad are going to Gran Canaria for a weeks holiday. So once I'd found out this little piece of information and remembered I had this Bugaboo image, the card sort of all fell together lol.

Attention To Detail:

The image has been coloured with my promarkers: sandstone, caramel, peach, mango, orange, azure, skyblue, yellow, red, berry red, pastel pink, dusky pink, oatmeal, almond, green , blossom, cool grey 3,4 and 5. The tickets were stamped with my Whimsy stamp and then personalised with my alphabet stamps and distressed with my sandstone promarker.

I wanted to use warm colours on the card, but not too girly. I have also made a tissue lined presentation box to put the card inside.


Card - Terracotta, ivory (Paper Mill Shop).
Stamp - Bugaboo Digi stamp and sentiment, whimsy ticket stamp.
Design Papers - Basic Grey & DCWV Taj Mahal.
Promarkers - as above (Joanna Sheen).
Extras - Gems (Anita's).


I'm entering my card into the following challenges.

Cards For Men - #2 Lets Party.
Craft Your Days Away - #1 Anything goes.
Die Cut Dreams Challenge - #81 Use a Digi (bugaboo stamp) and a rubber stamp (whimsy tickets) together.
One Stop Craft Challenge - #114 Card for A Male.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Green with....

....Envy.....I am envious of those who have all 5 of these gorgeous new stamps by Leanne Ellis, I really need pay day before I can get anymore lol. This card has been made following this weeks "Sketch Saturday" layout and I'm also entering it into this weeks "Passion For Promarkers" challenge whose theme is "All You Need Is Love"

Attention to Detail:

The image has been coloured with my promarkers: Lime Green, Pear Green, Coll grey 1-5, black, satin, blush and Dusky pink. I have highlighted parts of the image with lime green and black glitter from doodlebug.

I have created the layers on the card from the same sheet of dp which is an old Basic Grey design. I matted and layered it onto green card . The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment was created with my alphabet stamps, I finished the card off with a flourish of gems.


Card - White, green and black (Paper Mill Shop).
Stamp - "Be One Traveller" Leanne Ellis (Funky Kits).
Design Paper - "Phiordilee" Basic Grey 12 x 12.
Extras - Cuttlebug Heart die, gems (Anita's), glitter (Doodlebug) flowers (Prima) and Ribbon (Stash).
Promarkers - as above (Joanna Sheen).

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Thinking Of You

This card is a custom request for a Sympathy/Thinking of You card. The stamp is a Penny Black image coloured to look like poppies, the flower of remembrance. The stamped image was also heat embossed and coloured with pro markers.

Attention To Detail:

I heat embossed the stamped image with clear Krystal embossing powder to create a subtle sparkle. The promarkers I used are: pear green, poppy red, crimson and black.
The sentiment was handwritten as I did not have a suitable stamp.

I use my bird and swirls embossing folder to create the background to the card and the ribbon is from my stash.


Card - black and white (Paper Mill Shop).
Stamp - Penny Black (Gliterpot).
Promarkers - as above (Joanna Sheen).
Extras - Cuttlebug, birds and swirls embossing folder (Glitter pot), ribbon (Stash).

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

First Christmas Card of 2011

Well so far so good with my new years craftolutions lol. My first Christmas Card of the year, made with scraps too. Followed the sketch from this weeks "Sketch Saturday" challenge (Who are also having a DT call).

Attention to Detail:

The stamp is "Ornament Trevor" from the Sugarplums range by C C Designs. (I got him in the sale at Funky kits). He has been coloured with my promarkers: Crimson, Cardinal red, apple, meadow green, cool grey 1-5, chestnut, walnut , burnt umber, satin, blush and dusky pink. I have highlighted the baubles with my clear stardust pen for added sparkle.

I have used scraps of Basic Grey papers on the card and used green gems to embellish it.  I'm also going to enter this card into the current ABC Christmas Challenge .


Card - white and forest green (Paper mill).
Design Papers - Basic Grey Wassail .
Stamp - CC Designs (Funky kits).
Promarkers - As above (Joanna Sheen).
Extras - Gems (Anita's).


ABC Christmas - A is for Anything Goes.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sallyanne Drinkwater 05/10/73 - 06/01/11

l-r Me (at my brothers wedding in bridesmaid dress) and Sal

What can I say, we did not part on the best of terms ten years ago but that doesn't mean I've never thought about you or Lauren. I've often wondered how your getting on, where you are working etc etc. When I got your request a few weeks ago on Facebook to add you as a friend I admit to umming and ahhing. Then on Thursday I thought, lets let bygones be bygones, time to make amends and pressed accept.

Oh Sal if only I'd known sooner about your battle with cancer. You were always a strong woman, always had a warm heart, were always life and soul of the party. You always had good advice and a story for every problem I had, you always had a cuppa tea and a biscuit and a shoulder to cry on. We have had some brilliant nights out, and some brilliant nights in, old nursery parties in the kitchen , we laughed and cried together and had our ups and downs too.

I have to say how proud I am of the courage you have shown (although that does NOT surprise me), you have fought a battle with dignity, not a cross word and with the love you have for your family first and foremost in your heart. I know you are up there now with a brew and chocolate biscuit, watching over them all Lauren, Tyler and George. Lauren is doing you proud, SO grown up now and such a beautiful young woman taking after her Mam in every way.

Rest in peace Sallyanne, God only takes the best so young, you've earned your rest and your seat in heaven.