Sunday, 30 August 2009

Trick or Treat ? sneaky peaky !

here's a sneaky peaky of the next new collection from LILY BOOS
Watch this space for the release of this fabby new collection - trust me you WILL want it !

Saturday, 29 August 2009


Do you fancy winning TWO fabby downloads ? of course you do !
Come along to lilybootoo challenge blog and join in the fun. enter your creation and who knows, you might just win !
The very first challenge is to make a new home card, following a recipe from one of our DT members
Here is what i came up with. I used the cute house image from lily boo's boutique
I run the background through a cuttlebug folder and coloured the image with promarkers , i used faux brads for the flower centres and a gem set brad for holding the ribbons . I finished it with a simple rub on at the bottom

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

promarker/ willow sketchie challenge

I am in a christmassy mood , probably due to the christmas crafting day on QVC , Anyway heres my card for the willow sketchie challenge and also for the promarkers challenge
The willow sketchie one uses a sketch which i turned on it's side The little owl image is one of my favourites from Sharon. The heart charms are cut from thick foil and coloured with promarkers .
The promarkers challenge was to use at least two shades of purple. i used lilac ,lavender, amethyst and maroon

Sunday, 23 August 2009


ok , so i know there's not much on here , but it was my first ever attempt with scal !
i thought i'd keep it simple and just go for a font which i then welded - It is much easier with this than with design studio . The hardest part was deciding which font to use as i have hundreds to cloose from ! The image is from pollycraft and the backing papers are Kay miller from the miami pink set

Friday, 21 August 2009

Mr and Mrs

WHAT A WEEK! it has absolutely flown past , probably because i am off work.I feel as if i have been running around all week but dont have anything to show for it .
Not had much time for crafting although i did have a couple of commissions to do this week.One was of a special scrapbook /birthday card which is so top secret i'm not allowed to show on my blog incase the recipient happens to see it .
The other was for a wedding card and as i have ntI have nt made one in ages , i was rather pleased when i was asked to make one.
I used my trusty bug for this one with base camp and wedding solutions carts and DS .
I have just got SCAL2 so when i have sussed out how to use it i will post some creations .

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Better luck this time !

I was thrilled this morning to see that i had been a finalist in the promarkers challenge .
I did 'nt win unfortunately (boo-hoo ), but at least i tried !
Never one to give up , i thought i'd get stuck in to challenge number 2 - this one also has a sketch to follow you just have to colour the image using promarkers .
I had been asked by a friend to make a card for her Nana's 90 th birthday and did nt have a clue what to do on it . I found this image at Mo's digital pencil and it reminded me of my dear nan.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


i am just enjoying the thought of two whole weeks off work - im only on day one and the time is flying by already !
I did manage to get another card done , this time i got my bug out , i've been neglecting it a bit lately in favour of digistamps and promarkers so i thought id dust it off and make use of a couple of cartridges , This one used AE for the flowers , HEA for the birds and SYI for the bug and the birdhouse . I welded 2 houses together in DS to make the card shape. I added the doodling with galaxy markers and added a rub on greeting through the hole


This is a thank you card for someone who apparently cooks a mean fry -up as well as providing excellent bed and board and then gives his guests arms full of plants to go home with .This was a commission for an ex colleague of mine who still loves to buy my cards -so thanks Vicki x
the flowers are from lily -boo , and the background is one from charmed cards and crafts. ,I drew the eggs and bacon myself ! I think that the "thanks " came from wildcard but i'm not totally sure

Sunday, 9 August 2009


I had already made this card as part of the design team to promote the new boys collection on lily -boos boutique. When i checked the polkadoodle challenge site i saw that my card fitted the sketch rather well so this will also be my challenge entry for this week .
I used accent essentials cart for the circles and wildcart for the words-in-circle

The big reveal !

As promised i can now reveal the whole of the card . The new boy's collection has gone on sale today on Lily- boo's boutique so i can show what i have done with 2 of them . There are six images in each download set for a bargain price of just £1.99 come and get yours HERE

I have used sizzix dies for the rod and fish embellishment on "gone fishing ",I used promarkers for colouring both of my images

Friday, 7 August 2009

Charmed crafts challenge

This is for a challenge which has the most amazing prize.- A SET OF 72 COPICS PENS !!! - HOW FABULOUS IS THAT ???
I have used a charmed craft image too ,so this means that i can have two chances at winning .
I have coloured it with promarkers - i have 'nt tried copics pens yet - if i win i'll let you know which i like best !

Passion for promarkers challenge

This one is for my little sister for her 40 th birthday next week , i have used the sketch from the passion for promarkers challenge for this one. The fairy is from funky Fairies (SHE IS SOOOO CUTE !)

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


Yet another little people card , but this one has a little extra to it - The garden elements are all from lily boo's boutique ! It's called the summer garden collection #25 I love how they filled my little garden up so quickly !
The background was created in "paint" just using the spray can feature . As usual i used the sizix doll die to cut the head and hands and then i cut the clothes by hand .
Extra thanks to Lou and Sam for the garden collection.x


Here's a little sneaky peaky of a card i have made from the latest collection over at lily-boos boutique
You will have to wait until Sunday though to see my card in full as this is when the newest collection is due to be released .
If you cant wait until sunday you can always hop on over to the boutique and see all of the other amazing images that are available .


Good news - i have been selected to be a part of the design team again for Lily-Boo's boutique .I am really happy to have been selected again as Sam's images are fantastic and are really easy to work with.She is a very talented girly !
There are a few of us regulars but there are also some brand new talents joining us , so i 'd like to say a big hello to Jem,Ann, Katie and Emma.
Things will be a little different this time round and there will be a chance for you to show us your work and be in with a chance of winning one of the fabby downloads when you enter our new challenge blog which will be starting soon !!!
There is a freebie on the site if you want to pop along and pick it ! LILY-BOO FREEBIE

Monday, 3 August 2009


Well the housework was well and truly ignored yesterday ! I managed to get six cards made ,the first was the monkey one i posted earlier and all of the others were made using those really cute little owls that i have fallen in love with from fairy dust bag
I love them all and cant decide which one i like best- could be the one with the cake for some unknown reason i am strangely drawn to it !
anyway must get on - i have to go to my slimming class soon to see how much i've gained,-whoops i mean lost this week !!!
i can only show five of them as one of them has been posted out to one of my friends on the UKcrafters thread

Sunday, 2 August 2009


I thought i'd give this one another go ,seeing as you can enter as many times as you like ! i' d love to win the goodies and you've got to be in it to win it as they say !
this is another Dustin pike image coloured with promarkers . Come and join us in the challenge
promarkers monthly challenge on facebook