Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Passion For Promarkers DT

Gosh I'm such a bad blogger. I totally forgot to write this post for the new Passion For Promakers challenge that started yesterday - smacks hand! So if you haven't already seen it, our challenge has been set by the fabulous Sue, who wants to see you all 


This is Uptown Girl, Catherine nibbling Chocolate by Stamping Bella. The problem with these images is their size for a 6x6 card, so I kept everything else really simple.

Our fabulous sponsor, this week, is Digi Stamp Boutique who are generously offering our lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend at their store.

DigiStamp Boutique logo

Check out the awesome creations of my fellow D-Teamies at the Passion For Promarkers blog & play along with us.

So that's me done for now. Hope you're all having a good week. I'm very much looking forward to the weekend when my sister, BIL & my gorgeous niece & nephew are over. So lots of family time; it's bound to be fun (& noisy!) when all the children get together. Can't wait!

Whatever you are up to. Have fun! Thanks so much for looking.
Andie xx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Passion For Promarkers DT - Favourite Colour Combo

Morning! Team 2's turn again at Passion For Promarkers. This week our challenge has been set by the gorgeous Natalie, who wants you to use


I don't have a favourite colour scheme, it depends on my mood. I coloured this sweet LOTV image to match the fab Echo Park - Winter Wishes papers. It's a shame the photo quality doesn't do justice to the purple, blue & silver colour scheme.

Check out the wonderful inspiration of my fellow D-Teamies  at the Passion For Promarkers blog. Our wonderful sponsor this week is Little Claire, who are offering our lucky winner one of their wonderful stamps.

Little Claire

I used the fab layout at Sketch Saturday for my card, so I would like to enter this there.

At the Lili of the Valley monthly challenge, 'Anything Goes', so I am entering this there too.

So that's all from me for now. Hope y'all having a good week. Went to see Alan Davies - Little Victories at the weekend. If you get the chance, go! He was hilarious, way better than Michael McIntyre 2years ago!

Anyhoo, must go. Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Passion For Promarkers DT - Autumn Colours

Good Morning Bloggers! It's lovely Lotta's turn to choose our new challenge theme at Passion For Promarkers this week. As summer starts to fade (not too quickly I hope!), she wants to see cards with 


This is a bit of a change of direction for me. I'm inspired by the cute simplicity of companies like Lawn Fawn & Mama Elephant at  the moment & this card was created with stamps from the Lawn Fawn - Joy to the Woods set. The papers are Cosmo Cricket & the 'sunset' was created with Distress Inks sprinkled with Cosmic Shimmer Mist. Did I go a bit OTT on the Fall theme?!!

So it's time to pop on over to the Passion For Promarkers blog to see the fabulous inspiration of my fellow D-Teamies.

I am entering this at Cute Card Thursday, where their theme is Awesome Autumn.

Well that's all from me for now. Hope everyone is having a good week. Thanks so much for looking.

Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Passion For Promarkers DT

Hellooo! Time for another Passion For Promarkers challenge & this week we want to see your creations featuring our 


This is 'My Best Friend' from All Dressed Up & the papers are from MME. Not much else to say really!!

I love this image, but I can't decide if I like the card or not! I thought the papers would look lovely, but they're actually a bit much.

I'm entering this at Sketch Saturday as I used their fab sketch for my layout.

I also realised I entirely forgot to post my last DT card for Passion For Promarkers last fortnight. So here it is. Two for the price of one!

This is a Sylvia Zet image for Whimsy Stamps & the papers are Lili of the Valley.

So that's all from me today. Hope you're having a good week. Thanks so much for looking.

Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Passion For Promarkers DT

We're back at Passion For Promarkers with another fab challenge to get your teeth into. This week, our lovely Jane has chosen the theme of


This is the wonderfully cute & totally yummy, Strawberry Cake Birthday Fairy from a Day for Daisies. I made her quite CAS, for my little niece. I'm imagining tiers of delicious cheesecake with lashings of fruit.

So get yourself on over to the Passion For Promarkers blog & check out the fabulous inspiration of my fellow D-Teamies. We've been sponsored by Letraset & the fabulous A Day for Daisies this week. I love their cute & quirky images.


Sorry this is a little late this morning. Posting totally went out of my head when I learned of the sad news about Robin Williams, one of my all time favourite actors & comedians. They say that laughter is the best medicine & I know how much his humour made me happy. What a shame we couldn't do the same for him. RIP xx

That's all from me for now. Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Divas By Design DT... Finally!

Didn't quite get chance to post this this morning, but I've finally managed! Here's my card for this week's Divas By Design challenge, where our theme for you this week is 


I dug out some of my oldest stamps for this challenge. They're all (probably long retired) High Hopes stamps, coloured with Distress Inks. With a touch of white acrylic marker & lots of Glamour Dust! Sadly the photos do not do the sparkle justice. I covered the fish in Glossy Accents & immediately regretted not using Crackle Glaze. But then I accidentally dropped one face down & voila, texture!! So I then had to 'drop' the other too!

This is for our wedding anniversary next month. Not an obvious choice for an anniversary card I hear you cry. But the sentiment on the inside (below) makes it a little more romantic! I actually made him a very similar card years ago. There's a test for him. I wonder if he'll remember - no pressure, lol!

I hope you'll join us at Divas by Design for our challenge this week, which will is sponsored by the wonderful Crafty Ribbons

I am entering this at Papertake Weekly & Crafting from the Heart, where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Well, in Dec 2011 I made my first card for the Divas By Design DT. All good things must come to an end & it is with a heavy heart I have decided to step down. I want to try lots of new crafty things. With 2 gorgeous children, an almost full time job & just life in general, crafting time is increasingly scarce to experiment in new directions. My decision also opens the way for some new lovely & mega talented ladies to join the Divas family. I'm sure they will enjoy the journey as much as I have. I'm also grateful for the opportunity to have worked with lots of wonderful crafters on the Divas DT & will miss them all.

 So watch this space to see where my creativity takes me!

Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Passion For Promarkers DT - Weddings

Hello! There's a new challenge on at Passion For Promarkers, chosen by my lovely D-Teamie, Donna. Her theme is 


This is 'To Have & To Hold' from All Dressed Up. I love the simple, naive elegance of it. I kept this simple, but added Glamour Dust to give her wedding dress a bit more wow! I've seen a lot of sequins around blogland & thought they would make perfect confetti.

So I hope you'll join us for this week's Passion For Promarkers challenge. Our lucky winner will receive these uber cute images from our lovely sponsors, PolkaDoodles.

Bride & Groom Digital Stamp Download

That's all I've got to show you for now. Just enjoying the Commonwealth Games. What a wonderful summer of sport we're being treated to. I just wish it could inspire my efforts at the gym a little more. This hot weather is making it really hard work! Oh, that sounds like I'm complaining about our lovely weather. I'm not, I love it, or at least when I'm outside in it! No, my main gripe is that I need to go to the gym at all. If only I was naturally slim & athletic. I make running look like such hard work!

That's all for me then. Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx