Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Passion For Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge #375 - Use Dies and or Punches

Hi Crafters,

It's our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion For Promarkers and both design teams are joining in with this month long challenge of...

Use Dies and or Punches

I'm still busying away in my craft room creating Christmas cards and so here is my card for today's challenge using this sweet Whipper Snapper Stamp for the first time.
Isn't he so cute?


Recipe
'Waiting For Santa' Stamp - Whipper Snapper Designs
Medium - Promarkers
Go Kreate Large Frames Frilly #10 Die
Joy Crafts - Winter Wishes Circle Stars
Britannia Die - Christmas Flight
Paper - Dovecraft Twelve Days of Christmas Pad
Silver Mirri Card
Twine
Snowman Charm

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Deep Ocean Challenge - #143 Santa is Coming To Town
Holly Jolly Christmas - #86 Two Part Challenge
I Love Promarkers - #323 Snowman
Moving Along with the Times - #34 ATG / Christmas
Crafty Friends - #46 Christmas
Country View Challenge - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - ATG  Christmas / Holidays
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas Time
Christmas with the Cuties - #1 Anything Cute and Christmassy
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - ATG Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - #24 Welcome to the North Pole
Sweet Stampers - #1 Christmas
Addicted To Stamps - #137 Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Card Challenge
Come & Get It - #197 Christmas
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #217 Traditional Christmas Colour
Dies R Us - #62 Christmas


We have multiple sponsors with fabulous prizes, they include.....

Winsor & Newton Promarker Student setDigiStamp Boutique logobugaboo badge


Dies to Die For logoDi's Digital Stampslogo.com

2 cute ink logoclearly besotted stamps



 ... for a full list of prizes please visit the challenge blog HERE.
As the challenge lasts for a full month we are asking that you limit your entries to just three please.
I'm looking forward to seeing your makes using your
Dies and or Punches.

I hope you're having a wonderful December and that the weather isn't too cold wherever you are.

See you soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Monday, 5 December 2016

Fairy Dust

Hi Crafters,

Just popping in for a quick share with you of one of a series of cards I've been making.
Using some Lavinia, Inkylicious and Sheena Douglas stamps, which work together beautifully, I have been creating a number of fairy themed cards.


Recipe
Lavinia Stamps - Fairies, Toadstools and Seed Heads
Sheena Douglas Stamps - Grass and flowers
Magazine Freebie - Sentiment
Distress Inks
Perfect Pearls Spray

These are so much fun to make and I have so many different coloured backgrounds in the making too. The combinations of Distress Inks are never ending.
After I stamped the seed heads I dabbed them with water and took off some of the colour to make them paler and more defined against the background.
Also it was a pleasant change from the plethora of Christmas cards I have made of late :o)

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Butterfly Challenge - #68 Fairies, Elves, Gnomes and Pixies
Crafting From The Heart - #139 ATG
Brown Sugar - #227 ATG
Creative Fingers - #121 ATG
Allsorts Challenge - #392 CAS
Noor Designs - #25 Sparkle
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #47 ATG


Thank you for joining me today and see you soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 4 December 2016

613 Avenue Create Challenge - Holiday Happiness

Hi Crafters,

It is a sad post today as this is my last inspirational project for 613 Avenue Create.
I have been a part of this fabulous design team for almost three years now so this was a very difficult decision to make as I have enjoyed every minute of my time there. Everyone has been so friendly and kind and although I shall miss being part of this fabulous team I shall still be in contact with them in Blogland.
I had spread myself too thin, trying to keep all the plates spinning at once and finding it a struggle so some things had to change.
Over the next couple of weeks you will see my posts where I will be stepping down from three teams.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now for this months challenge at 613 Avenue Create we are wanting to see your cards and projects depicting
'Holiday Happiness'


Recipe
Image - Christmas Trio Blocks - Bugaboo Stamps
Medium - Promarkers
Cottage Cutz Stitched Rectangle Dies
Apple Blossom Letter Dies
Britannia Merry Christmas Die
Kanban Ho Ho Ho Paper
Glitter

I printed the images twice, coloured and cut them out to layer them up from the frame.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Dies R Us - #62 Christmas
Deep Ocean - #143 Santa is Coming to Town
Try It on Tuesday - Layer It Up
Holly Jolly Christmas - #86 Two Part Challenge
I Love Promarkers - #323 Snowman
Fab n Funky - #329 Christmas
Aud Sentiments - #169 ATG + Sentiment
Winter Wonderland - Frame It
Brown Sugar - #227 ATG
Christmas Cards All Year Round - ATG Christmas/Holiday
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas Time
Christmas with the Cuties - #1 Anything Cute and Christmassy
CHNC Every Saturday - #310 ATG Christmas
CHNC Extra - December Challenge

Phew! There's a lot of Christmas challenges about and many more besides these too.
Hope you can join in with us.


For a full list of all the sponsors please head over to the challenge blog here.


Thanks for joining me today.

Lorraine 
xXx

Thursday, 1 December 2016

As You Like It Challenge #94 Favourite Gold/Silver and WHY

Hi Crafters,

It's the first of December!
Not long to go now until the Big Day so I'm continuing to get my Christmas cards made and this one is for the new challenge at As You Like It.

We'd like to see your favourite choice of Gold or Silver in a project.

I love both but when creating frosty Christmas card scenes I like to use silver, it certainly adds to the Wintry feel of a project or card.
It is notoriously difficult to photograph though and always seems to turn out looking black...I can assure you though in real life it is both shiny and silvery :o)


Recipe
Decoupage Image - Craft Creations Sheet
Silver Mirri Card
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Memory Box Grand Christmas Sentiment Die
Memory Box Tall Birch Die
Shaded Lilac Distress Ink

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland - Poinsettia/Snow is Falling
Allsorts - #391 Anything Christmas
Crafting From the Heart - #138 ATG
Holly Jolly Christmas - #86 Two Part Challenge
Fab 'n' Funky - #329 Christmas
Creative Moments - #107 ATG
Crafty Creations - #329 Christmas
Creative Inspirations - #263 Christmas Creations
Moving Along with the Times - #34 ATG/Christmas


Our sponsor is Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
..who are offering a $10 voucher to the winner.

Thank you for joining me today.
I'm sorry that I haven't been to visit you all very much recently but life has taken a rather hectic turn but I will hopefully get a grip on it soon.

Lorraine 
xXx

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge X for Criss-Cross

Hi Crafters,

A fun challenge this week at ABC Christmas Challenge where it is up to you to interpret the meaning of 'X' is for Criss-Cross. 
It could be a cross-over card like I have created here or criss-cross papers such as the check pattern below or even criss crossing strips of papers in a woven pattern, it's up to you.

This is the first time that I have created a cross-over card. I have always admired them on others blogs so this was the perfect challenge to have a go at one.
Mine has a gusset to allow for the insert to slip in and out more easily.


...and here's a pic of the insert.
There's room to write your message on the back of the insert.


Recipe
Papers - First Edition Christmas Wishes
Wood Grain Paper
Nellie Snellen Christmas Star Pattern Frame Die
Sentiment Stamp - Magazine Freebie
Poinsettias & Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts
Tag - My Minds Eye
Stampin' Up Tab Punch

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Try It On Tuesday - Layer It Up
Holly Jolly Christmas - #85 Ribbons & lace
Creative Inspirations - #262 Frosted Florals
Winter Wonderland - Poinsettias/Snow is Falling
Crafty Catz - #347 ATG + Use Red
Fussy & Fancy - #177 Different Folds and Shaped Cards
Noor Design - #24 Winter
Craft-Dee BowZ - November Challenge
CHNC Extra - November Challenge


Our sponsor this time is
Photobucket
Who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate to the winner.

We'd love to see how you interpret the 'X' is for Criss-Cross theme. Take a peek at the marvelous makes from the rest of the Design Team HERE.

Lorraine 
xXx

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Passion for Promarkers Challenge #373 - Three Favourite Colours

Hi Crafters,

How is everyone?
I hope you are all well and thank you for visiting.

It's Tuesday so that must mean a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers

3 Favourite Colours

Now I have many favourite colour combos but BLUE - BROWN - WHITE are at the top of my list so here is my inspiration card using these colours.


Recipe
Image - Tiddly Inks Reindeer (Newsletter Freebie)
Medium - Promarkers
Memory Box Modern Landscape Border Die
Paper Smooches Wavy Border Die
Glitter card
Waltzingmouse Sentiment Stamp

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Addicted To Stamps - #136 Die Cuts / Punches
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image
Deep Ocean - #142 Inspired by a Song/Movie (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
I Love Promarkers - #322 No Patterned Papers
Cute Card Thursday - #452 Christmas/Holidays
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #390 Christmas
Brown Sugar - #225 ATG
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #105 Cute + No Designer Papers
Crafty Girlz - #21 ATG
CHNC Every Saturday - #308 Cute/ ATG Christmas
Sweet Stampers - #1 Christmas


Our prize this week is a set of 12 Neutral Winsor Newton (Letraset) Markers for the lucky winner.



I'm looking forward to seeing what your favourite 3 colours are, so pop along to the challenge BLOG and join in with us.

Lorraine
xXx

Thursday, 17 November 2016

As You Like It Challenge #93 - Favourite Christmas Colours and WHY

Hi Crafters,

I hope you are getting ahead with your Christmas card making, if not then why not join in with our challenge at As You Like It with our theme of

FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS COLOURS
and WHY

This was a difficult choice for me. I love alternative colours for Christmas like Pink and White or Blue and Lilac but the traditional colours of Red Gold and Green just called out to me for this sweet image, so here's Bert's Christmas, isn't he adorable?


Recipe
Image - Bert Christmas - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Trimcraft - Santa's Workshop
Sentiment Stamp - Dreamees Stamp Set
Jus-Cutz Scallop Square Die
Spellbinders Scallop Circle Die
Gold Embossing Powder
White and Sparkle Glitter Mix

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fussy & Fancy - #176 Ice/Snow with lots of texture and sparkle
Allsorts - #389 Feature a Creature
Unicorn Challenge - #15 Snow/Snowflakes
DigiStamp Boutique - November Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything (Christmas) Goes
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings
Sweet Stampers - #1 Christmas
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - #214 ATG
Fab 'n' Funky - #327 Digi Girls or Hats
Crafty Creations - #328 Animals
Double 'D' Challenges - Traditional Christmas Colours

Phew, that's quite a few challenges, I don't usually enter that many but there are lots of Christmas themed ones about right now of course.

For more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team please take a look at the challenge site HERE.
You could win a £10 voucher from our sponsor if you are the lucky winner.

Good Luck!

See you soon,

Lorraine
xXx