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Friday, August 30, 2013


I've done a Promarker colour chart for all those limited edition pens us Promarker lovers have collected  as there's no room on the original Promarker chart.  This one has 48 named colours and plenty of space to add more as they come out.

If you'd like a copy, you're welcome to download one from HERE and if you want to type your own colours onto it, you need Arial font, point size 7.


My 3½  year old grandson, Aidan.  Like many kids, addicted to ketchup ha ha.  Personally, I don't know what the fuss is all about.  Mayonnaise I can understand, I'm a bit partial to that myself, lol.

The papers are Echo Park 'Little Boy'.  The title is a Woodware Chippie alphabet:  gessoed, painted with True Red Americana paint and then covered with Glossy Accents.  I used a one of those tag things from the Smash range and some Candy things to finish it off. Oh, and a bit of machine stitching too.

Entering into:
ABOUT A BOY - Anything goes.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Cor!  Only just made the deadline with this one, but hey ho!  It's done.  Tim used one of my fave techniques this month - masking, so pop over to his BLOG for all the details.  I used one of my favourite stamp sets for this, which I've had a couple of years now:  Casablanca from Oxford Impressions.

Entering into:
Tim Holtz Tags of 2013 August.
HAPPY CAMPERS #21 - Use a stamp.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Another Wednesday and time for another  I ♥ PROMARKERS  challenge.  This week it's #183 and the  challenge is to use a number. We have two great sponsors and they are STITCHY BEAR DIGITAL STAMPS and HOBBYCUTZ.  The DT have used Stitchy images and I chose to use this lovely lad, 'Blockhead'.  Don't you just love that name, lol.

My papers are from the Crate Paper 'Toybox' pad.   I used my new Winter collection of Promarkers to colour this in, I love that 'Red Sweater' colour.  The corner die is a Joanna Sheen Britannia die, the punched border is EK Success and I stamped the greeting.  I hadn't originally planned on cutting the boy out, but I tried one of those dotty backgrounds and cocked it up, lol.  He was cut out above his trousers and then mounted onto paper to look like wallpaper.

Entering into:
OSAAT #178 - Anything goes with a Stitchy Digi. WINNER
CRAFTY CREATIONS #237 - Use a number.
BEARLY MINE #101 - Use a digi image and/or papers.
POLLYCRAFT #6 - For the kids.
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY #74 - Anything goes.
LADY ANNE'S #11 - Anything goes.
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS #135 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #155 - Anything goes. POTW - Sandy

Monday, August 26, 2013


Well, I'm back from a fantastic holiday in Cyprus with my daughter and grandchildren.  It was brilliant and I had so much fun.  The heat and humidity was a bummer, but I coped lol.  I came back so exhausted it literally took me 5 days to recover!!!  Anyway, I made these cards for the PM challenge, but they never made it onto my blog as I had a complete break from everything.  Hoping to get back to normal now though, although I'm struggling a bit as I miss my family, but they'll be back in the UK for good next July so I'm looking forward to that.  I'll try and get round all your blogs too in the next few days.

The first card is using a Sheri Baldy digi image and the second one is stamped with Elizabeth Bennett from Indigo Blu.

Paper Shelter DT call.  YAY!  I got a place.

Thursday, August 01, 2013


First off...welcome to my newest follower Tincan Crafter.  Good to have you here hun.

Time again already for a new challenge over at I ♥ PROMARKERS.  This week it's #179 and the theme is Steampunk and/or Mechanical.  So, if you haven't got any steampunk stuff, you can use cars, sewing machines....etc. There are two sponsors this week:  MARIANNE DESIGN and VISIBLE IMAGE, both with great prizes.

I stamped my background using my Andy Skinner set of stamps and the clock dies are Marianne D's.  Clock lady and sentiment are from my new Paper Artsy set of stamps and I added some real watch parts to finish it off.  Simples. :o)

Entering into:
RHEDD & ROSIE'S #12 - Time.
ADDICTED TO STAMPS AND MORE #56 - Anything goes.
CRAFTING BY DESIGN #Jul 31 - Anything goes.
DIE CUTTING DIVA'S #126 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #151 - Anything goes.
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