Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #397 - Make a Kinetic Card

Hi Crafters,

It's the start of a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers and we are making Kinetic Cards this week.

So anything with movement in them and using your Winsor Newton Markers of course.
We are sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps who are offering 2 digital images to the winner.

I decided to go for a box card construction and use the pretty Fairy Swing image with her swinging between the branches of the trees. I reinforced the tree die cuts with two of those wooden coffee stirrers. 
I changed the dimensions of the box from a square to a rectangle to accommodate the width of the image and trees without making the whole thing huge!


...and here's a close-up of the gorgeous image and if you tap her gently she really does swing back and forth.


Recipe
Box Card Base
Image - Fairy Swing - All Dressed Up Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers
Memory Box Trees Die
Marianne Designs Tree and Grass Die
Magnolia Grass Die
Clearly Besotted Clouds Die
Creative Expressions 'Just For You' Sentiment Die

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Challenges I'd Like to Enter:
Creative Fingers - #131 ATG
Crafty Friends - #58 Summer Colours
Crafty Girlz - May Challenge ATG
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge

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Thank you for all the lovely comments on my card from yesterday, I hope you have a fabulous day and I'll see you soon,

Lorraine 
xXx

Monday, 29 May 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #11 - Mistletoe & Wine

Hi Crafters,

It's lovely to be back here blogging again after a short blogging break and holiday.
I have been keeping an eye on most of your creations and will be visiting again soon.

I am a day late - good start! - with my Christmas card for our friendly fortnightly challenge but hopefully Rita will forgive me :o)

Rita's theme was MISTLETOE & WINE which made me scratch my head a little as I didn't have anything remotely suitable for this so I thought. However, after a look through my digital stash I found two images from DigiStamp Boutique which I merged together to create my card. I added the lovely music paper as a nod to the song too.


Recipe
DigiStamp Boutique Images - Fancy a Tipple & Sketchy Holly & Mistletoe
Coloured with my Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft 'Glad Tidings' & 'Twelve Days of Christmas'
Sentiment - Creative Expressions '12 Days of Christmas Sentiments'
Gold Edged Ribbon
Pearls for mistletoe berries

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - #241 ATG
Crafty Creations - #342 ATG
Aud Sentiments - #180 ATG + Sentiment
CHNC Every Saturday - #335 ATG Christmas opt. Use some Gold
CHNC Extra May Challenge - ATG Christmas
DigiStamp Boutique - May Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - May Challenge
Rudolph Day Challenge - May Challenge

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Thank you for visiting me today even though I've been missing for a while, I really appreciate the support and encouragement each of you give to me in your comments and feedback. The crafting community are such a friendly bunch and I find great enjoyment in being part of it.
Bye for now,

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #395 - Tag It!

Hi Crafters,

This week it was my turn to come up with a theme for the challenge at Passion for Promarkers, so I hope you like what I have chosen...

TAG IT

As long as you show a tag on your project and use your Winsor-Newton (formerly Letraset) Markers you will be in for a chance to win a fabulous prize of a 12 pack of Promarkers - Steampunk ones no less! from Cowling & Wilcox. I wish I was allowed to enter for them, I just love anything Steampunk.
So on to my card...


Recipe
Image - DigiStamp Boutique - Mother's Day Set
Coloured with Promarkers
Tonic Multi Tag Die Set
Crafters Companion Antique Edge Die
LOTV Sentiment Tag Stamp
Patterned Paper from Stash
Organza Ribbon

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Inspirations - #274 Blooms & Bows
Cute Card Thursday - #477 Dies and Punches
Aud Sentiments - #179 Flowers + Sentiment
Digi Stamp Boutique - May Challenge

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Many thanks for joining us in this challenge and for more inspiration from the rest of the design team please hop over to the challenge blog here.

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #10 Base Your Card on a Christmas Carol

Hi Crafters,

We're another week closer to Christmas and I have created more cards for my Christmas card box thanks to our fabulous little challenge every fortnight.

This week Christine would like us to base our card on a Christmas Carol and here's mine...

'The First Noel'




Recipe
Image - Woodware Stamp - Noel Tags
Various Christmas papers from stash
Distress Inking for backgrounds
Twine
Card Candy

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I've created three variations using this lovely Woodware stamp, inking the backgrounds and then stamping and heat embossing the stamped image for more definition. I then stamped the images again, cut out and popped them up with foam squares for a subtle 3D effect.
I hope you like them.

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland - Use your Favourite Christmas Colour Combo (Red & Green)
CHNC Extra - May Christmas Challenge
One Crazy Stamper - May Challenge - ATG
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - ATG Christmas

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Thanks for visiting today, I really appreciate the time taken to look and comment here.

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Passion For Promarkers Anniversary Challenge #394 - Bingo

Hi Crafters,

Well it is our Birthday Anniversary Challenge at Passion For Promarkers this week and both design teams are joining in with the 'Bingo' theme.

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I know it's our Birthday but I couldn't resist making a Christmas card with my gorgeous Penny Black stamp 'Snowy' that I haven't inked up for a while. I have followed the top line of the Bingo board 'Polka Dots - Kraft - Punches or Dies' with my card today. 


Recipe
Image - Penny Black - 'Snowy'
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Craft Creations Pad - Collection 3
Glitter Card
Apple Blossom Die - Merry Christmas
Nellie Snellen Trees Die
Tonic Essential Scalloped Squares
Stitched Wavy Border Dies

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You can join in with us using the Bingo board above with any project, it doesn't have to be a card, but please make sure you use your Winsor-Newton Markers and the theme to be eligible for one of the prizes from our many sponsors this week.
Bugaboo Stamps - $21 Voucher (7 Images)
DigiStamp Boutique - £10 Voucher
Dies To Die For - £15 Voucher
Uniko Stamps - 1 Stamp Set (in stock)
Alicia Bel - €10 Voucher
Petal Lu - 30% Discount Voucher

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Friends - #57 Cute
Deep Ocean - #154 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #476 ATG
Winter Wonderland - Add some Sparkle or Bling
CHNC Every Saturday - #332 ATG Christmas
CHNC Extra - May Christmas Challenge
The 12 Months of Christmas - #29 Cute Christmas
Sweet Stampin Christmas - ATG Christmas

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Thanks for visiting today and I hope you can join in with the challenge.

Lorraine
xXx

Monday, 1 May 2017

Happy May Day!

Hi Crafters,

I hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend if you live in the UK, the weather has been a mixed bunch but that's normal for Bank Holidays you just have to make the best of it. I've been out and about and now I'm busy creating in my craft room.

With all the gorgeous flowers and blossoms now showing their pretty faces I thought I'd share a fussy and fancy floral card with you today, - well two in fact.

These are both using a vintage image from the internet.





Recipe
Vintage image from the Internet
Papers - Graphic 45 'A Ladies Diary'
Spellbinders Floral Oval Die
Joy Crafts Butterfly Border & Corner Die
Go Kreate Frilly Square Frame Die
Tonic Scalloped Ovals and Squares Die
Flowers and Lace from my stash

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers - #187 Pearls and or Gems
Creative Inspirations - #273 One for the Girls
Fussy and Fancy - #186 ATG
Country View Challenges - Flower Power
Come & Get It - #215 Make It Square
Glitter N Sparkle - #237 Flower Power

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Thanks for joining me today and for all your support and encouragement.

Lorraine 
xXx

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #9 - Nativity

Hi Crafters,

Well tomorrow is May 1st! This year is hurtling by at break neck speed and Christmas will be upon us before we know it. I'm so glad that I am part of this friendly Christmas card club where we make cards all year round otherwise I would never be ready for the Big Day :)
I have a bit of catching up to do so I've made two!

This week our theme is

NATIVITY


Recipe
Nativity Scene Die - Apple Blossom Dies
Background created with Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
Splattered White Paint
Silver Glitter Card

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab n Funky - #348 Christmas
Double D Challenge - Silhouettes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #413 Inspired by a Book (The Bible)
Winter Wonderland - Add Some Sparkle or Bling
Crafty Catz - #368 ATG / CAS + No DP
Rudolph Day Challenge - April ATG Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #331 ATG Christmas opt - Include a Star or Two

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Do pop over to the other ladies blogs (list in tab) for more inspiration for your Christmas cards or join in with us if you wish, either email me or get in touch with Margaret who runs our little group.

See you soon,

Lorraine
xXx