Thursday 31 January 2013

Passion For Promarkers DT

Here's my card for the Passion For Promarkers challenge this week. I was a little late finishing it & then forgot to blog it! My fabulous D-Teamie, Pinky has chosen our theme this week which is


This Canary Love from Saurated Canary. I have to stop myself making every card an SC card at the moment, I just love all the images. It's the hair! The papers are Glitz - Pretty in Pink. I don't use the darker pink shades of my Promarkers very often, but I luuurve the colours in this. It's a shame the photo is so lousey, the colours are so much nicer IRL.

If you haven't already checked them out, hop on over to the Passion For Promarkers blog to see the awesome creations of my fellow D-Teamies. ucha fun challenge. Who doesn't love a bit of sparkle? 

I used sketch #55 from Dawny's fab selection at Papertake Weekly for my layout. So I would like to enter this there.

At Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes.

Well that's all from me for now. Hope you're all keeping warm & well out there, & not getting blown away in these winds we've got at the moment.

Thanks so much for looking,
 Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Monday 28 January 2013

Stamp with Fun GDT

Good Morning! It's my last week as a Guest DT member at Stamp with Fun this week. I do love their challenges & it has been fun to join the super talented members of the regular DT. Thanks for having me ladies! This week we have a sketch for you. 

I've use this little Whimsy stamps cutie by Sylvia Zet, called Sweet Blossom. She's coloured with Distress Inks & the papers are MME - Darling Dear.

This is the sketch for you to use. Please check out the fabulous creations of the Stamp with Fun DT, they're gorgeous. I hope you'll play along this week.

I am also entering this at Creative Inspirations where ' Anything Goes with an option of flowers'

I also hope there are enough blooms on my card to qualify for the 'flowers' challenge at Totally Gorjuss.

Finally we got chance to have a bit of fun in the snow this weekend. I'm sorry for all the people for whom the snow has been a real burden & danger. But in Manchester we really hadn't had very much. We went to my parents in Clitheroe this weekend & as you can see below we made a snowman! By the time we were able to build it the snow had iced over, so it was hard to find the right snow. But we found enough to make 'Iggy'!

So that's what we've been up to. What about you? Thanks so much for looking

Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Divas By Design DT

I know! Four cards in 3 days. I don't know what's come over me! Today's card is for the Divas By Design Challenge where our theme is


This week we are sponsored by Dilly Beans & we had some of their fab images to play with for our challenge. Oh boy, I just loved colouring the hair on this one! The paper is Basic Grey - Kioshi & I finished it with a little butterfly charm to match the one in her hair. Overall it's very simple because the image is so dominating.

I hope you'll check out the gorgeous creations of my fellow D Teamies on the Divas By Design blog. As I mentioned, we are lucky to be sponsored by Dillie Beans.
I am entering this at Creative Inspirations where the challenge is 'One for the Girls.'
So there you go for now.

Thanks for looking,
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Tuesday 15 January 2013

ABC Challenge & Passion For Promarkers DT

Hello! I've got a double header for you today. We've got new challenges for you at both ABC Challenge & Passion For Promarkers.

First of all at ABC Challenge we want to see you using


This is 'Love is in the Air Tilda'. She is a newbie, but I fell in love with her & I think she's just gorgeous. I have several favourite Tildas, but this one is definitely right up there at the top. The papers are MME - The Sweetest Thing. The sentiment is LOTV & the hanging hearts are a Memoy Box die cut. I love them too!

We are sponsored for this challenge by Michelle's Scrapbooking & Tilda's Town. Pop on over to the ABC Challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations of my fellow DT Teamies. But not before you see my Passion For Promarkers DT card! Our theme for you this week is


I haven't used this Greetings Farm Anya in forever, even though she's another of my faves.  I used Cosmo Cricket - Mitten Weather papers & a Marianne die for the snowflake.

I added Stickles to all the furry bits for a bit of sparkle. We are sponsored at Passion For Promarkers by Digi Stamp Boutique this week & our lucky winner will win 6 digi stamps as their prize.

Now you can go check out the challenge blogs! 

I am entering these at Bunny Zoe's, where this month, 'Anything Goes'.

I am also entering them them at 'Allsorts Challenge' where they want to see you using 'Dies & Punches'

Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Sunday 13 January 2013

Stamp with Fun Guest DT

Good Morning! It's the start of the week & another step closer to the end of Jan. I hate to wish my time away, but I don't know about you but I'm always glad to get January out of the way. Once we are into February Spring feels like it's just around the corner.

Anyway enough of my rambling & on to the important things. Today I have my second card as Guest DT at Stamp with Fun to show you.

This is 'Free Hugs' one of the Little Darlings Saturated Canary images. I just love her. I've been itching to ink this image up for a while now. This is the first chance I've had now Xmas is over. She's coloured with Distress Inks & the papers are MME - On the Bright Side. Apologies for the quality of the photos, it's so hard to get decent light on a dull, grey January day. That's why I dislike January so much, it's such a grey month.

This week's Stamp with Fun Challenge is to use the fabulous sketch Andrea has created. Pop on over to the Stamp with Fun blog to see the wonderful inspiration of the Stamp with Fun DT.

Chal 194
I am also entering this at the Saturated Canary Challenge where their theme is 'Song Inspiration'. All the while I was making this card the song 'Hold Me Now' kept coming into my head. I could not remember who sang it so I had to Google it & it's the Thompson Twins. Remember them from the mid 80's? Fab song though.

Well, that's all from me for today. I've got a busy week his week, so be sure to pop back soon if you want to see what else I've been up to.

But for now, Thanks for looking.
Have a great week.

Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Sunday 6 January 2013

Stamp with Fun Guest DT

Good Morning. It's my great pleasure to have been invited to join the fabulous ladies at Stamp with Fun this month as a guest DT member. Thank you so much for having me.

Our theme for this week's challenge is


I used this gorgeous LOTV cutie as she fits the bill just perfectly. She's coloured with Distress Inks & the papers are Basic Grey - Plumeria.

 Please pop on over to the Stamp with Fun blog to see the fabulous inspiration from the wonderful DT.

I used the sketch at Sketch Saturday for my layout. So I would like to enter my card there.

At Papertake Weekly this week, 'Anything Goes'. And at Totally Gorjuss, 'Anything Goes with Ribbon'. I hope that includes seam binding! 

Finally I thought I'd show you the contrasting fortunes of my boys in their bid to stay up to see in the New Year. Above is Jack, my 9 yr old who was ready for bed, hence the dressing gown, but really excited & he celebrated with a sparkler! My husband does take the most unflattering photos of me. He always manages to make me look like I weigh about 20 stone! Well, they say the camera never lies which why one of  my New Year resolutions is to lose weight. 

Poor Ben didn't quite share the same excitement as the rest of us. He tried, but fell asleep. This is how he saw out 2012! He's only 7, maybe he'll have better luck next year. But my, what a little cutie!

So there you go. That's from me for now.

Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Tuesday 1 January 2013

ABC & Passion For Promarkers DT

Happy New Year!
The new year is full of new hope & optimism. I hope it finds you all happy & well & that it brings you everything you hope for & aspire to. Any New Year resolutions? Mine are to get fitter, healthier & slimmer! Get more organised & improve my work life balance! Quite a culture change for me then, LOL! We'll see!
Anyway, onto the card. Today sees new challenges at ABC Challenges & Passion For Promarkers. Hopefully after all the fun & festivities over the Xmas hols you are now ready & raring to get your teeth into new challenges. Maybe you've even got new stash to play with!
At the ABC Challenge we want to see you use EMBOSSING on your card.
At Passion For Promarkers our theme reflects the new year & it is NEW BEGINNINGS.
I'm using one of my Xmas pressies on this card (Thank You so much!). Friends of ours are expecting a little boy at the end of Jan. This was the perfect opportunity to get prepared. Check the being organised part of my New Year's resolutions. It's going well so far! This is a LOTV image coloured with Promarkers. The embossed stamp came with my long since departed, Cuttlebug & the stars are die cuts covered in Beadazzles.
At ABC Challenge we have 2 fab sponsors. First off Stamp & Create are most generously offering a $25 voucher to spend at their store.
Our second sponsor is The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop who are offering this gorgeous selection of goodies.
At Passion For Promarkers  the lovely people at Letraset are offering a collectors set to our winner.
Letraset Logo
Phew, That was a lot to get through.
I am entering this at Sketch Saturday, where I used their fab layout for my card.
At Simon Says Stamp, 'Anything Goes', as is also the case at Cute Card Thursday.
As I have used one of my Xmas pressies (the stamp) on this card I am also entering it at Totally Gorjuss who want us to use new stash on our cards.
Phew that was a lot to get through. Apologies for the fact this post is late. I clear forgot what day of the week it was!
Well the new year has gotten off to a lovely start here in Manchester. It's cold, but the sun is shining & that's got to be a good thing.
Wherever you are,
Best Wishes for the New Year & a Happy & Prosperous 2013!
Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx