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Wednesday, February 27, 2013


It's week #157 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS and this week's theme is Lace and Pearls.  We have two sponsors this week too, MARIANNE DESIGN and STITCHY BEAR STAMPS, so there'll be two lucky winners next week.
The Stitchy image I chose to use is called, would you believe...FLUFF, lol.  Sorry, it just makes me chuckle.    It makes me think of my late Dad, he called everybody's girlfriends or whatever 'bits of fluff'.  Bless him.  Talking about my dad, he's been gone 13 years and not a day passes that I don't think of him and miss him.  He would have been 90 today so a drop of whisky is called for in his memory methinks.

My dotty background was done using a 6" Embossalicious folder. I used 2 Marianne dies to cut the black frame and a Marianne clock die.  The black lace and pearls are from my stash and I did a computer generated sentiment. The pearls on her bodice are done with White Opal liquid pearls.

Entering into:
DIVA'S BY DESIGN - Anything goes.
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #87 - Make it manly.
BEARLY MINE #75 - Anything goes.
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE - Something for a man.
CREATIVE CARD CREW #30 - Birthday.
OSAAT #152 - Use a digi. WINNER
DIGITAL TUESDAY #199 - Birthdays.
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS #109 - Anything goes.
TTCRD Feb 26 - Mar 4 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #129 - Anything goes.
MY GRAFICO #146 - Anything goes.
PINK ELEPHANT #188 - Anything goes.
613 AVENUE CREATE #8 - Anything goes

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Whether it's weather or feeling poorly, either way I feel sorry for you.  I'm blurdy freezing.   Anyway, time for another card over at
 I ♥ PROMARKERS (#156) and this week the theme is Four Legged Friends.  Ok, I admit, mice aren't everybody's friends, lol but I think they're quite cute.  The ones I see are frozen though 'cause my Royal Python LUVS them, ha, ha.  Our sponsor this week is  J & C CREATIONS with a £10 online spend up for grabs for our winner.

I don't think I've made a get well soon type of card before, but I just adore this Paper Shelter image.  This is  my second attempt at a card with it mind, my first was a bit too 'in your face' for my liking.  And, I think my lighting was wrong 'cause the shadow on the foam mounted mouse look a bit strong.  My papers are from a Teresa Collins pad called Sweet Afternoon .  I have used Cheery Lynn, Nellie Snellen and Lea'Bilities dies and an EK Success border punch (although most of the border's hidden).  All I used then was one brad and a computer generated sentiment.

Entering into:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS #46 - Dies and Punches.
LADY ANNE'S (3rd Apr) - Anything goes.
CRAFTING BY DESIGN - Anything goes.
PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY #115 - Anything goes.
TTCRD #2013-8 - Anything goes.
HOUSE OF GILLI #50 - Anything goes + pastels.
DIGI MAKEOVER #76 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY # 128 - Anything goes.

Friday, February 15, 2013


Another week, another I ♥ PROMARKERS card.  This week, #155 is all about the girls.  We want to see all your lovely, frilly girly cards.  Our fabulous sponsor is SATURATED CANARY.  Who doesn't just adore Krista's images eh?   For my card, I used the image 'Honey'.

My papers are from Kaisercraft and are left over pieces from a scrapbook layout I've just done.  Honey was cut out and mounted on a 'nestie' circle.  The corner die is my favourite Memory Box and the lacy oval and leaves are Cheery Lynn.  Lace  and blossoms from my stash.  Anyway, not much else to tell you so that'll be that, lol.

Entering into:
CHARISMA CARDZ - Anything goes.
CRAFT US CRAZY #37 - Show us your favourites.
LADY ANNE (20th Feb) - Anything goes.
DEEP OCEAN #45 - Letter B (bunny and blossoms), although I may be stretching the theme a tad, lol.
SHOPPING OUR STASH #89 - Birthday.
TUESDAY THROWDOWN #134 - Anything goes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


My take on Tim's February Tag.   Not much else to say really, lol.  You'll have to go to T.H's blog  to see what techniques were used for this month.  Oh yeah, I used the first of my 'old' stamps from my box (previous post).

I wasn't too sure about this one, but I actually love the vibrancy of the red distress stain.

Entering into:
Tim Holtz tags of 2013 - February.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I'm always grateful for new followers, but sometimes, more than others.  Today, I'd like to thank Calamity for becoming my new follower as I then found her fabulous blog in return.  She does some stunning work.  Today she used a gorgeous corset stamp but couldn't remember who made it.  I knew I had it, so I went rooting through my box of old wood mounted stamps to find it.   Not only did I find the corset, but also shed loads of other gorgeous stamps that I used to love and completely forgot I had.

I have three drawers full of unmounted rubber and clear stamps and tend to use these, but having re-found this little treasure trove, I shall be going through them and using them again.  With about 800 stamps in total, I suppose it's hard to remember all the ones you have and even harder to actually use them, but I'm going to set myself a goal to use at least half of these old ones in the next couple of months.

My fave style is vintage/shabby/distress but being on the ILPM design team, I use a lot of digi images and 'cute' stuff.   I wonder how many of these stamps are suitable for colouring with Promarkers and how many I can actually use for my DT cards???  I think I might start though with my T.H. tag for February.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013


I really don't know where time goes.  It's our I ♥ PROMARKERS challenge blog's 3rd birthday.  I joined the team at week 8 and I remember making the most appalling card and being highly embarrassed.  Hopefully, I've improved somewhat since then, lol. It's pretty obvious then that our theme this week (#154) is Happy Birthday and our sponsor is LETRASET with a pack of Promarkers up for grabs.

I used one of my favourite Tilda stamps and made the raindrops with liquid pearls. My background was Robo cut and mounted over a sheet of red paper.  I used a Spellbinders die cut to mount my Tilda on and a Cheery Lynn die as a bit of a border behind it then I finished off with a strip of white mesh and ribbon from my stash. The sentiment was from Sentiments 4 You.

Entering into:
LADY ANNE'S (20th Feb) - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #126 - Anything goes.
BEARLY MINE #72 - Anything goes.
CLEAR IT OUT - Red/White/Anything goes.
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - Anything goes.
LEJ DESIGNS #39 - Anything goes.
TTCRD (11th Feb) - Anything goes.
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