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Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Oh jeez, that time is creeping up on us fast isn't it?  4 weeks and we'll be planning for 2014.  Arrrrgh!.... But, for now, it's time again for the new I ♥ PROMARKERS challenge.  This week it's #196 and our theme is Anything Goes. Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps and my chosen image is Black Widow by Delicious Doodles and available to buy from Stitchy HERE.

I liked this image as soon as I saw it, but wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it, other than give her a red dress.  The purple 'just happened' but I think it works.  The more I look at it, the more I wish I'd made her hair darker but then I didn't want to lose the detail of the drawing.  Anyway, she probably looked in the mirror and frightened herself grey, lol.  The web die is Cheery Lynn, border die is EK success, embossing folder is Embossalicious and the lace and pearls have been in my stash since Adam was a boy.  The font I used for my sentiment is 'chiller' and it was cut out using one of those 'right up to the edge' dies from (I think) CART -US.

Entering into:
OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - Ribbon and/or lace.
SONGBIRD #28 - Die another day. (Song title-Freak Out by 311)
SMUDGY ANTICS - Anything goes.
BEARLY MINE #114 - Anything goes.
PARTY TIME TUESDAY #148 - Anything goes.
613 AVENUE CREATE #47 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #168 - Anything goes.
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS #69 - Anything goes.
PAPER PLAYTIME #24 - Anything goes.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Two DT cards from me again this Wednesday.  First up is my card for THE PAPER SHELTER challenge #138 and our theme this week is 'Christmas is Coming'.  The 2nd card is for I ♥ PROMARKERS challenge #195 and our theme for that is 'Wedding or Anniversary'.

Even though I'm not a Christmas Card person, I love this image, lol.  I can just hear Santa as he collapses on his sack..."And....relax".  I bet Mrs Claus is on her way with a mug of hot chocolate for him.  You can purchase this fab image HERE.  My backing paper for this card is actually some left over wrapping paper that I'd just wrapped my son in law's pressie in but I thought it was perfect for what I wanted to do, so a case of waste not, want not, lol.   Don't forget there's a great prize on offer every week at the shelter, and it's even better if you use a TPS image.

Challenge prize badge

Entering into:
613 AVENUE CREATE #46 - Anything goes (optional twist not used).
SCRIBBLE & SCRAP #5 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #167 - Anything goes.
ANONYMOUS STAMPS (Nov') - Anything goes.
CRAFT-DEEBOWZ (Nov') Anything goes with handmade bow.
CRAFTY BLOGGERS (Nov') - Christmas.


My second card for I ♥ Promarkers uses a Lily of the Valley stamp.  It's just so cute.  Our sponsor this week is  INKY IMPRESSIONS.

I used an Embossalicious embossing folder for the background and a Cheery Lynn die for the lattice type bit. I'm afraid I can't tell you who the paper and die cut flowers are by as they're left overs from my daughters wedding album which I did...umm, must be over a year now.  I computer generated the sentiment and cut the backing by hand, then added a bit of lace and some gems to finish the card off.

Entering into:
FAN-TASTIC TUESDAY #10 - Make it fancy.
ADDICTED TO STAMPS #72 - Make your mark.
DIVA'S BY DESIGN - Make it pretty.
OSAAT #190 - Anything goes.
SCRAPPERS DELIGHT #11 - Anything goes.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Oooops!  Forgot my Promarker DT card on Wednesday. Doh!  This week is challenge #194 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS and the theme is Red and Green.

We have two sponsors this week.  DI'S DIGIS and VISIBLE IMAGE with some great prizes.  I kept my card pretty simple.  The papers are Basic Grey 'Oliver', Kenny K's 'Scrooge' is mounted on a nestie and a Martha Stewart punch was used for the border.  Computer generated sentiment.

Entering into:
MY HEART PIECES (5th Dec) - Red & Green optional other colour.
INKY IMPRESSIONS #134 - Red & Green.
LITTLE MISS MUFFET #73 (JFF) - Seeing spots.
ADDICTED TO STAMPS #71 - Anything goes.
CRAFTING BY DESIGNS - Anything goes with a Christmas twist.
FAB 'N' FUNKY #193 (wk.2)  - Anything goes.

Friday, November 08, 2013


I really had to improvise with this one as I had nothing of what Tim used.  I was going to cut a black tag but decided in the end to use a manilla tag and my black soot distress ink pad.  My camera takes quite bright pics, but the tag is actually quite dull and very matt in the flesh, so to speak lol.

It's supposed to have the chalkboard look to it, but I didn't have any real chalk.  However, I did have my Pebbles Inc. chalks so I smeared loads of the white over the tag.  I also didn't have T.H.'s particular embossing powder so I used a normal detail white one and once I'd smeared that with chalk too, it took any shine away.  I only heated the embossing powder lightly, so it wasn't too shiny anyway. My stamps are Paper Artsy and the bird is Kanban.  Finally, a bit of ribbon to finish it off.  Although not a dead ringer for Tim's, I actually like the way this turned out.

Entering into:
TIM HOLTZ TAGS OF 2013 - November.
CHALK 'N' STOCK - Nov' - Must use chalk.
4 CRAFTY CHICKS #167 - Anything but a card.
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY #149 - Anything but a card.
CRAFTY RIBBONS #69 - Black and white.
BROWN SUGAR #67 - Anything goes.
CREATIVE FINGERS #10 - Anything goes/optional distress.
CHARISMA CARDZ #44 - Anything goes.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Jeez, where does time go.  It's 2 post Wednesday again for me, so here's my 2nd DT card.  It's the  I ♥ PROMARKERS challenge (#193) and our theme is All That Glitters. So, make sure you have plenty of the shiny stuff on your cards.  There are 2 sponsors this week.  Marianne Design and Hobbybook.

Now, any of you that know me or visit my blog regularly know that I hate making Christmas cards and I hate glitter.  I really loathe the stuff, but of course, I have to use it sometimes (or Karen would sack me, lol). As we didn't have to use a sponsor image,  I chose to use a Paper Shelter image called 'Christmas Carols' and you can purchase it HERE.

 Don't you just love the way she is looking up at him? Total adoration, lol.  Awwwwww, bless.

The lantern die is Marianne Design.  I coloured it with Berry Red Promarker and then covered it in Glossy Accents.  A little piece of yellow card was cut to fit behind the lantern and then that was covered in a red/orange glitter.  All the fur around the girls coat is glittered too, but I'm lousy at getting good pics of the stuff for some reason.  Anyhow, it is there!  The embossing folder used on the green background card is Argyle by Embossalicious and then I just finished off with a square doily.  I cut the sentiment with a tag die, lightly inked behind the image with milled lavender distress ink and that was that.

Entering into:
FAB N FUNKY #192 - Traditional Christmas colours. TOP 3
DIVA'S BY DESIGN - Use a Digi.
MAKE IT MONDAY #165 - Anything goes.
613 AVENUE CREATE #44 - Anything goes.
BEARLY MINE #111 - Anything goes.
WHIMSY STAMPS #65 (November Digi) - Anything goes.


It's challenge #136 over at THE PAPER SHELTER and this week it's the B team's turn to inspire you.  The theme is Winter Fun, so it can be about anything that you enjoy doing in the winter.  My chosen image this week is 'The Beautiful Skier' and you can purchase her HERE.

There's a very generous prize on offer too, especially if you use a TPS image, but you can still win even if you don't.

My skier was coloured with a combo of Promarkers, Tria's and Copics.  The papers are from the Bo Bunny 'Powder Mountain' collection.  I used the border Lattice Accents from Spellbinders and a Martha Stewart border punch.  I cut the ski's and her little skiing mask on my Cameo and inside there's also some of those spiky sticks they use that I cut too.

Entering into:
MAKE IT MONDAY #165 - Anything goes.
613 AVENUE CREATE #44 - Anything goes.
SCRIBBLE & SCRAP #4 - Anything goes. TOP 3
BEARLY MINE #111 - Anything goes.
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - Anything goes.
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