Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Challenge 392: Add A Charm

This is the first time I will be designing for our Passion For ProMarkers challenges, and I am SUPER excited to be part of the team!

The theme for the week is ADD A CHARM, chosen by our talented Kitty, and the prize is being sponsored by ALL DRESSED UP STAMPS.

I have made an 'Envelope Card'.  I cut the envelope by hand, after lots of measuring and planning on scrap paper.  My papers are from the Maja Design Vintage Romance pack.  I have used an assortment of flowers, including Prima and Tim Holtz.  The pearl swirl is Bella! Bling, and the pale blue cameo is Nellie Snellen.  The resin dress form is from the Prima Shabby Chic Treasures collection.  I also added a few odd pearls, and a nice big brad to the centre of the envelope.

I have used two charms for this week's theme: a ballet dancer and ballet shoes.

My image is an All Dressed Up Stamps digi, called The Gorgeous Bride, and she has been coloured with ProMarkers.  I did her tiny blue flowers with gel pens, and the white 'spray' with Liquid Pearls.  I inked around her with Distress Ink and a sponge, and the whole image has been cut out using a Spellbinders die.  I have recut the die in paper from the same paper pack, to form a frame on the back of the stamped card, where I can write my message.

Well now its over to you!  I can't wait to see what wonderful creations you come up with this week!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 412: I Spy... Something beginning with B: Ballet shoes!
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 156: Anything Goes (JFF)
Creative Moments Challenge 116: Anything Goes (Optional Spring Has Sprung)
Deep Ocean Challenge #153: Spring
Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge #236: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by, and remember to check out the rest of the beautiful stamps available at ALL DRESSED UP STAMPS!


Monday, April 24, 2017


I have used a Polkadoodles digi from the Winnie Winterland collection, called Mr & Mrs Claus, and coloured it with ProMarkers.  My papers are from the DCWV Merry Little Christmas stack, and I have distressed all the edges.  I have added a die cut tag from a fantastic Xcut tag die set.  The tree and mittens are Jolee's.  There's also a strip of Ultimate Crafts lace and the red twirly strip was in my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Week 16: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #238: Holiday
Creative Knockouts Challenge #190: Lots of Layers
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-Day Friday Challenge #185: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 22, 2017


Let me begin by saying, I LOVE steampunk!  I love the obvious 'cold' metal effect, but also the clothing style!  If only.....  

I have included lots of pics in this post, because I tried out my new Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax, and I thought I'd take a few 'progress pics' to show the transformation.  I also wanted to add some close-ups of the details on the card.

I began with Rowena, a Paper Shelter digi, and coloured her with ProMarkers.  I then dug out everything that could possibly be used with her:

I chose 2 colours of foiled cardstock by DCWV, which I embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I also used Tim Holtx gears and compass; Bo Bunny brads; KaiserCraft wooden embellishments; an Art C metal corner (bottom right); a Ribtex metal key; and Prima metallic beads.

Then came the messy part!

And then some finishing touches:

I LOVE how the resin turned out!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter Challenge #290: Sentimental
I ♥︎ ProMarkers Challenge #333: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 325: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Challenge 155: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #119: Embellish It
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Week of April 18th: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

You can see the rest of my cards on my Pinterest page


Wednesday, April 19, 2017


This image is from Silhouette Design Studio.  It is a 'print and cut' image called Precious Moments Dancing Bride and Groom.  I love the Precious Moments characters, but I don't like how pale the colours print in this set.  I apologise for the quality of this photograph.  My camera seemed to battle with the different depths of the card, but the close-up pics are clearer.  


My papers are from the Heartfelt Creations Botanic Orchid Collection.  I have cut the card shape and all the smaller frames from a set of Spellbinders Grand Nestibilities.  The top right pearl swirl is Bella! Bling; the pearl string around the flowers, and the heart lace is Simplicity.  The flowers are an assortment, including KaiserCraft and Prima.  The horse and carriage is a Poppy Crafts die cut.  The dangly hearts are buttons from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations Challenge 177: Anything Goes (optional: Add ribbon or lace) 
Craft Rocket Challenge #36: Inspired by a Book or Movie (Cinderella of course!)


I am very proud to announce that I have joined the extremely talented Passion For ProMarkers Design Team.  

I am going to be part of Team 2, along with

Lorraine, and

In Team 1 we have

Sue, and

Please pop on over to their blogs too, to see what these talented ladies are sharing this week.

Also, if you love using your ProMarkers as much as we all do, be sure to enter the latest challenge at Passion for ProMarkers.  This week the theme is Going Dotty!, chosen by Lisa.  Our generous sponsor this week is DigiStamp Boutique, and they are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store!   You can enter using any type of creation - it doesn't have to be a card.  Just be sure to use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (ProMarkers, flex markers, trim markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course, follow the theme.

Be sure to check back next week for my first contribution to the Design Team's fabulous inspiration for the next challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 17, 2017


This card is a double-fold card, with a centre opening.  I have used 3 digi stamps from the Polkadoodles Baked With Love collection, and coloured them with ProMarkers.  I've added glitter to the purple ribbon and hearts, and Glossy Accents to the 'icing' on the gingerbread people.  The ribbon bow and bells are Docrafts.  'JOY' is a Jolee's sticker, and the candy cane and sweets are Martha Stewart stickers.  My paper is from the Bo Bunny Tis The Season pack.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland: Cute Christmas
Lil Patch of Craft Friends Challenge #56: Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Week 15: Anything Goes

Saturday, April 15, 2017


I have used a Paper Shelter digi stamp, called Just Roll With It, and coloured it with ProMarkers.  My papers and message tag are from the Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage collection.  The Eiffel Tower was cut from a Poppy Crafts die.  The little birdie flag is Bo Bunny, and the cat is a Dress It Up button.  The purse is a Twin Seven foam sticker, and the lamppost and coffee cup are Creative Mates stickers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter Challenge #298: Girl Power
Creatalicious Challenge #113: Anything Goes + Optional Birthday 
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #237: Make Your Mark (ProMarkers)
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-Day Friday Challenge #184: Anything Goes