28 July 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge First DT Card

Hi there everyone and thanks for stopping by. Today I’d like to show you my first DT card for the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog. This week we have a fabulous theme for you which is ‘Fuzz’ – use felt, flower soft, fun flock, etc….

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For my card I’ve used the ‘Wedding Cake’ image from the Wedding & Baby Collection from Whiff of Joy and I’ve coloured it using my ProMarker pens and I’ve then added fun flock to the leaves and part of the cake decorations.

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The DP is ‘Lost & Found’ – Tim Holtz which I got from the Crafty Alley.

The flowers I made myself using various dies and I’ve also glued some fun flock onto a brad and stuck it into the middle of the flower.

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I hope that you get the chance to join us this week.

Hugs Michele xx

27 July 2010

Passion for ProMarkers Challenge DT Card

Hi there everyone and thanks for stopping by today. Well it's Tuesday today so that means we have a new challenge for you over at Passion for ProMarkers where this week it's Sue’s turn to set the challenge and she has chosen a colour scheme which is ‘Green’.

Our sponsors for this week is Pink Gem Designs and they are giving one lucky winner a stamp of their choice.

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For my card I’ve used one of the gorgeous Crystal Fairy images from Pollycraft and I’ve used my ProMarkers to colour her in.

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The DP is from the new August Kit which is available from the Crafty Alley.

The flowers I created myself using various dies.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges : -

Friday Sketchers – Sketch

I hope that you get the chance to join us this week and don’t forget about the amazing candy also that we have got going over at the Passion for ProMarkers challenge blog at the moment.

Hugs Michele x

24 July 2010

Really Exciting Whiff of Joy News

Hi there and thanks for stopping by today. At last I can tell you my really exciting news, I’ve known this now for a couple of days but I wanted to make sure first that it was ok to let everyone know. Well the other day I received an email from Katharina Frei owner of Whiff of Joy asking if I would like to be on the permanent DT. Well after lifting my chin off of the floor, I quickly responded and of course my answer was YES. I’ve been in love with the Whiff of Joy stamps every since I started card making about 3 years now and it has been my dream to be on the DT. I was previously Guest Designer and had so much fun using the gorgeous stamps, that I didn’t want it to end. I’m going to stop waffling on now and show you a card that I’ve made using just one of these gorgeous stamps.

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The gorgeous image that I’ve used is Willow Holding Baby from Whiff of Joy and I’ve coloured her using my ProMarker pens.

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The DP is from the June Kit from Crafty Alley and the flowers I made myself using various dies.

The ticket badge I created on my pc and the actual sentiment is a digital download.

Challenges I'm entering this card into.

Paper Sundaes Challenge 27 - Make your own flowers

Stamp Something - Something Flowery

Totally Gorjuss - Congratulations

Create4fun Challenge - Use Flowers

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I’ve also got more exciting news for you …………………………. How do you fancy owning some of the new Aqua markers from Letraset.

Well Letraset are revamping their Aqua ProMarkers with a new name, new logo and lots of new colours……. welcome the new AquaMarker.

And to celebrate this we at Passion for ProMarkers we have some mega candy to give away which has very kindly been donated by Letraset and our prizes are as follows……..

***** a full set of “40 AquaMarkers” with all new colours *****

****** 6 “runner up” prizes of a pack of 12 aquaMarkers *****

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All you need to do to have a chance to win is put a link back to us on your sidebar using the following picture below and leave a comment, the winner and runners up will be picked by random.org on. The draw closes on 16th August with the winners announced on the 17th August.

In the coming weeks myself and the rest of the design team will be doing some tutorials and giving you all some hints and tips, the new AquaMarkers will also be used in challenges as an alternative for ProMarkers or if you want to use both that is ok too,

Now what are you waiting for….get over to Passion for ProMarkers now.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs Michele x

23 July 2010

Wags n Whiskers Challenge DT Card

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. Well today is Friday so that means we have a new challenge for you at Wags 'n Whiskers. This week's challenge is hosted by the very lovely and talented Melanie and for this challenge the theme is 'In Stitches’ (add real or faux stiching). As usual, one lucky winner will receive 1 free Wags 'n Whiskers stamp of YOUR CHOICE!! Just remember that you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp in order to be entered into the drawing.

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The image I’ve used for my card is the adorable Snuzzle Love and I’ve used my ProMarkers to colour it in.

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The DP is Making Memories and I’ve used a stamp for the faux stitching.

The flowers I made myself using various dies.

I hope that you get the chance to join us this week.

Hugs Michele x

21 July 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge DT Card

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. Well today is Wednesday so that means we have a new challenge for you over at Truly Scrumptious and this week and we have a fabulous sketch which Dawn has created for you to follow with the optional extra challenge of to use something that is recycled on your project.

Our sponsor for this week is is Stamp 'n Create. Stamp and Create is an on-line store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Sweet Pea, CC Designs, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), charms and more!!Lacey is always adding new items to the store…so check it out at www.stampandcreate.com
For the term of this challenge, all Truly Scrumptious participants/blog readers can receive 10% off your total order!! Use discount code trulyjuly (all one word - all lowercase) at check out.

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And here’s the sketch for you to follow

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The image I’ve used is called ‘Summer Fairy’ from Spesch Designer Stamps and I’ve coloured her using my ProMarker pens.

The DP is Tim Holtz Lost & Found.

For the recycled part I’ve used a cereal box and cut out a circle using one of my nesties. I’ve then inked it up using Victorian Velvet distress inks and then stuck some lace at the back.

The flowers I made myself using my slice machine.

I hope that you get the chance to join us this week and don’t forget to visit the other DT members of Truly Scrumptious to see what gorgeous creations they have made.

Hugs Michele x

20 July 2010

Passion for Promarkers Challenge No 61

Hi there everyone and thanks for stopping by today. Well it's Tuesday today so that means we have a new challenge for you over at Passion for ProMarkers where this week it's my turn and the challenge is ‘Distressing’. You can either rough up the edges of your papers, use distress inks, etc…………….

Our sponsors for this week is Just Tracys and one lucky person will win a set of Clear stamps from the Olivers Orchard Range of stamps from Buzzcraft.which contains 14 stamps in total.

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For my card I’ve used the adorable Fairy Tallulah from Digi Stamp Boutique and if you want to see how I’ve coloured her in, there’s a tutorial over at the Passion for ProMarkers Weekend Workshop.

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The sketch I’ve followed from Sketch Saturday so I shall enter my card there.

The DP is from the July kit from Crafty Alley along with the yellow gems.

The flowers I made myself using my slice machine.

I hope that you get the chance to join us this week.

Hugs Michele x

19 July 2010

Pollycraft Challenge No 53

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. Well today is Monday so that means that we have a new challenge for you over at Pollycraft and this week we have a fabulous theme for you to follow by the boss lady herself Paula. As it is her birthday today (Happy Birthday Paula) she has chosen the theme ‘Happy Birthday’, so we'd like to see your Birthday cards etc..!!

This week we are being sponsored by Nikki at Bunny Zoes Crafts

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You can be the lucky winner of a Wags 'n' Whiskers 'Buddy's Balloon' stamp and a personalised digi set

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For my card I’ve used one of the gorgeous Crystal Fairy images from Pollycraft and I’ve used my ProMarkers to colour her in.

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The sketch I’ve followed from Friday Sketchers so I shall enter my card there.

The DP is from the July Kit from the Crafty Alley.

The roses I made myself using my slice machine.

I hope that you get the chance to join us this week.

Hugs Michele x

17 July 2010

Altered Children's Book

Hi there everyone and thanks for stopping by. Today I’d like to show you a little project that I’ve made using a hard-backed children’s book. I’ve got so many of these books that my children don’t look at anymore, so I thought that I’d put them to good use. So I decided to make a mini-album for the very first time. A friend of mine is getting married in a few weeks time so I thought that I would make a wedding mini-album for her as a little gift.

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If you want to see more pictures of this mini-album, please go to the Crafty Alley blog.

Hope you all like this mini-album.

Hugs Michele x

13 July 2010

Passion for ProMarkers Challenge DT Card

Hi there everyone and thanks for stopping by today. Well it's Tuesday today so that means we have a new challenge for you over at Passion for ProMarkers where this week it's Julies turn to set the theme and this week she has chosen a 'Animals'.

Our sponsors for this week is Simon Says Stamp and they are offering one lucky person a $10 gift voucher.

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For my card I’ve used the adorable image that is a freebie from A Spoon Full of Sugar as one of their design team members Michelle who has had a terrible accident which meant the loss of her right eye. In an effort to cheer her up and raise awareness for what happened to Michelle they are holding a card drive in her honour.

I’ve followed a fabulous sketch from Sketch Saturday so I shall enter my card there.

The DP is from the June kit from Crafty Alley.

The flowers I made myself using various dies.

I hope that you get the chance to join us this week.

Hugs Michele x

09 July 2010

Wags n' Whiskers Challenge DT Card

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. Well today is Friday so that means we have a new challenge for you at Wags 'n Whiskers. This week's challenge is hosted by the very lovely and talented Karen and for this challenge the theme is 'Punch It' add a punched element to your card. As usual, one lucky winner will receive 1 free Wags 'n Whiskers stamp of YOUR CHOICE!! Just remember that you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp in order to be entered into the drawing.

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The image that I've used for my card is called 'Scooting By' from the 'Let's Play' range which is being released today in digi format from here.

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The DP I've used is Cosmo Cricket from the April kit from Crafty Alley.

The flowers I made myself using various punches.

I hope that you get the chance to join us this week.

Hugs Michele x

07 July 2010

Truly Scrumptious DT Challenge Card

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. Well today is Wednesday so that means we have a new challenge for you over at Truly Scrumptious and this week and we have a fabulous sketch for you to follow with the optional extra challenge of 'How Does Your Garden Grow'.

This challenge is being sponsored by the lovely Christine Dark - Sketching Stamper. The winner of this challenge will get to choose five of Christine's images as their prize.

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And here is the card that I've created following the sketch below

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The image I've used is the gorgeous Willow from Whiff of Joy and I've also used the Spring Garden stamp which is also Whiff of Joy.

The DP is from the July kit from Crafty Alley and I've distressed the edges and then inked them up with Tea Dye distress inks.

The flowers I made myself using various punches.

The stamped sentiment is from Whiff of Joy - Blooming Spring Store Stamp kit.

Don't forget that we are having a DT Call over at Truly Scrumptious and you have until 14th July to enter.

Hugs Michele x

06 July 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge 82

Hi there it's me again. Just want to quickly show you a card that I've made for the Whiff of Joy challenge where there is a fabulous sketch to follow.

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The image that I've used is the gorgeous Willow from the Blooming Spring Store Kit from Whiff of Joy and I've used my ProMarkers to colour her in.

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The DP is from Tim Holtz Lost & Found which I got from the Crafty Alley.

The ticket badge I made myself on my computer and used one of the sentiment stamps from the store kit.

The flowers I made myself using various dies.

Please scroll down to see my Passion for ProMarkers DT card.

Hugs Michele x

Passion for ProMarkers Challenge & Spesch Designer Stamps New Release

Hi there everyone and thanks for stopping by today. Well it's Tuesday today so that means we have a new challenge for you over at Passion for ProMarkers where this week it's Emmas turn to set the theme and this week she has chosen a 'Give Us A Laugh'.

Our sponsors for this week is The Craft Garden and they are offering one lucky person a £10 gift certificate.

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For my card I've followed a fabulous sketch from Sketch Saturday, so I shall enter my card there.

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The cute image that I've used for my card is called 'Blowing Candles' from the new digi release from Specsh Designer Stamps and I've used my ProMarkers to colour him in.

The DP is from the Tim Holtz range from the Crafty Alley.

The sentiment I found on the internet and I thought that it went quite well with the image that I used.

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And here's another adorable image that has just been released from Spesch Designer Stamps and this one is called 'Birthday Present'.

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The gorgeous DP that I've used is from the July kit from Crafty Alley.

I've followed a fabulous sketch from Friday Sketchers, so I shall enter my card there.

05 July 2010

Pollycraft Challenge

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. Well today is Monday so that means that we have a new challenge for you over at Pollycraft and this week we have a fabulous sketch for you to follow created by the very lovely and talented Marie.

Our sponsor for this week is Pollycraft and one lucky person will win 10 digi images of their choice.

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When I saw the new releases that Paula from Pollycraft has created I just had to use one of them for my DT card this week and his name is Maurice.

The DP I've used is from the May kit from Crafty Alley.

The buttons I created using grunge board and then used my celtic stamp with black stazon and then punched a hole in the middle using my crop-a-dile.

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Here's another card that I made for the Friday Sketchers challenge from last week but I completely forgot to upload my card, so I thought that I'd just share it with you.

I hope that you have a lovely day whatever your plans are.

Hugs Michele x

02 July 2010

Truly Scrumptious DT Call

Hi there and thanks for stopping by today.


Just to let you know that we are having a DT call over at Truly Scrumptious for 2 new members, so if you'd like to join our happy little team you can get the details HERE on the challenge blog. The closing date is 14th July.

01 July 2010

Wags n Whiskers Blog Hop Winner

And the winner of the Wags n Whiskers blog hop is

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Here are your random numbers:

7

Timestamp: 2010-07-01 05:57:46 UTC

Chris D - Simple Things in Life

Many congratuations Chris. Please can you contact Nikki to claim your prize. If I don't hear from you in the next 3 days I will choose another winner.

Hugs Michele x