Wednesday, 23 November 2011


I have just about managed to catch up on some card orders,I can't show them all  as some have n't been given out yet and I don't want to spoil any surprises
I still have a few tricky ones to do but I don't feel quite so pressured  now so the creative juices are flowing a bit more freely ,Here are a few  of this week's creations -

This one was a bit tricky , I had to watch a few episodes just to get which characters were which !I ended up drawing them and cutting them out freehand -two year olds can be very judgemental so I hope they are ok !
This is cut from my brand new favourite cricut cartridge -Paper Lace -the Names were cut using SCAL

I used SCAL for the bee ,and "Freshly picked" for the plant in pot  for this one -I just love that little bee !

Oooh and I nearly forgot about this one ,for my friend's daughter who is an obsessed Harrry Potter fan , I forgot to take a picture of this one before it went and thankfully she tagged me in it on her facebook page !

 I had n't made one of these for ages and had forgotten just how tough they are on the poor fingers to cut out -I did do one on the cricut with SCAL and the extra long mats but it was just too flimsy so i reverted to my own way -No pain no gain I suppose !

Lastly another new baby one -I love doing these ,Once again this is all cricut -(except for the punched lace ) I really love using this machine -it is so much fun .I hope you enjoyed looking at my  creations for this week -now i'm off for a quick game of scrabble or six :)

Thursday, 10 November 2011

My last DT cards for a while

It is with great sadness that I have had to leave both of the DT's that I was on.I have been struggling with my commitments  for a little while as life has taken a tough turn for me . It means I can't spend as much time crafting as I would like .I don't want to let my faithful customers down  so those cards have to come before my design team ones.
I will still be blogging my projects but I wont have the pressure of having to work to a strict timetable -so if the MOJO goes AWOL it wont matter so much .
Here  is my last card for I ♥ promarkers ,this one  has a sketch that you will need to follow -
 and my second one is for Willow sketchie Challenge , which as the name suggests also has a sketch to follow

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My turn to host . .

Here is my sketch which i designed for Willow sketchie challenge , It is quite a simple one and I'm not asking for anything extra  that you have to use , I just wanted something that anyone can join in with .We want to see more of your fabulous creations  as entries have been a bit low recently .
here is what I did with my sketch

All of the elements were from the WALTER AND WINNIE DOES CHRISTMAS CD,
that is, apart from the huge snowflake which i cut on my cricut 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Glitter and Glitz

This week's challenge at I♥ promarkers  calls for glitter and glitz so it is perfect for your Christmas cards .
I was lucky enough to get the new range of Humphreys corner stamps  so I have used one of those.
As I am not a fan of loose glitter -it is far to messy ! ,I used this glittery wrapping paper that Ibought a couple of years ago , the shop was selling it off cheap as they had lots of returns because  it was too glittery for the sticky tape ! everybody's pressies were coming unwrapped !
I even dug the old peel offs out of the box at the back of the cupboard to hang my baubles from, they had nt seen the light of day for quite a while !

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Willow Sketchie challenge time

Morning All  ! 

It's rather damp here today but not particularly cold  but I bet it won't be long before I'm wishing I had a hat just like Walter's !

I think this has to be my favourite of all the fabulous designs on the new Walter and Winnie does Christmas cd from Willow designs -he must be I have used him an awful lot lately 

here is the sketch we want you to follow 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

I'm better now

Thankfully my tummy has returned to normal now although I was diasappointed to find that being poorly had nt helped my weight loss last week ,considering I had hardly eaten all week and then spent most of the week in the bathroom I only lost a pound  :( I was really hoping  for at least two pounds then I would have reached my first stone award - still there is always next week !

Here is my card for our Tag Challenge over at I ♥ promarkers  which is sponsored by Digi doodle shop I used  the all wrapped up image .I made the ribbon and bow from strips of paper coloured with Pms , I added the silver dots to it with  foil and quickie glue

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Hello , long time no postie !

It seems like ages since I last posted , I have missed a couple of challenges that i design for -willow sketchie and i ♥ promarkers .Shortly after my mojo disappeared I managed to catch a tummy bug which left me really poorly all of last week , I have recovered now and have managed to catch up with  some of my blogging and cardmaking duties .
I did manage to see some of my cards on tv  last week , but mainly just fleeting glimpses of them ,I did manage to get a mention by Deano tho' so i 'm well happy !
I know it's late but here is my card for the I ♥ promarkers challenge I had made it before  I got too poorly

Friday, 14 October 2011


I'm having one of those week's when nothing I make is right , It all seems to be rather lacking in the inspiration dept ,I have had several cards to make and I just sit there for ages looking into space ,hoping to spot my Mojo out there in the ether somewhere.
I had some stupid idea that moving my craft room round would help, but that was on  Tuesday and I still cant see the worktop for stuff that I have no space for .
I have been without my pc for a couple of days too because the leads did nt reach the socket -grrrrr ,I ve been using the little laptop but that's no good for blogging when the pictures you need are in the other PC !

Anyway ,thankfully I had made this one for Willow Sketchie Challenge before  I started on my mammoth removal mission .I have used "Winnie in earmuffs " from the fabby Walter and Winnie CD that is launching on create and craft tv on Monday !
I have made some samples so You may just get to see some of my cards on tv again - It is so exciting !!!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Autumnal colours

I really love the beautiful colours that come with the arrival of autumn , so I really enjoyed making this card for our ♥ promarkers challenge  this week .The challenge is sponsored by Letraset so you could win some promarkers to add to your stash !
 I chose this Mo Manning image  to complement my falling leaves .The leaves are punched from white paper ,coloured with pms and then dusted with perfect pearls ,in rusty tones .

Friday, 7 October 2011

Willow sketchie time again

here is this week's sketch 

and here is what I have done with it
 I chose to make this as a stepper card because as soon as I saw  the sketch ,a stepper card sprang to mind.I tried to do a flat card ,but nothing would come !
The image is from the fabulous new CD from Willow Sketchie which is due to be launched on Create and Craft TV on October 17 th

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Spooky Time !

As Halloween is approaching we have decided to go for a Spooky  theme for this weeks I ♥ promarkers challenge .
I don't usually send cards for Halloween so  used this image to make a card for a Birthday instead .It is kind of spooky ! it is  from Digishack

I cut the word Boo from chipboard and triple embossed to give the enamelled look , I have added foiling to the cobwebs on the candlestick but they dont show too well in the photograph . I came up with the sentiment myself after  struggling for ages to find something suitable and failing .His eyes are also glazed for extra dimension

Thursday, 29 September 2011

It's Willow Sketchie challenge time again

We had a much better response to our willow sketchie challenge last week ,thanks to the fabulous prize that Sharon offered .Well this week there is another fab prize up for grabs - A pair of stamps featuring Walter and Winnie in their Christmas glad rags.
This weeks challenge has a little twist too, we want to see a tent card or an easel card-oh and you must follow the sketch !

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

A distressing Challenge !

 Hello everybody , just a quick post from me again as there don't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment !
Our challenge this week at I♥ promarkers is to see some distressing on your project /card.
I have made this easel card using this gorgeous deer digi stamp from Digi doodle shop , I have distressed using just inks  I still find it difficult to screw up or tear my papers !

Thursday, 22 September 2011


I f you want to win a fantastic wallet filled with promarkers,get yourselves over to willow sketchie challenge,as that is the prize for the lucky winner of this week's sketch challenge .
There is a  fabulous new CD of the cutest Christmas images featuring Walter and Winnie ,you can pre-order it now from. HERE 

It is due for release next month , But us lucky DT members had the chance to play with some of the images early

Here is my card -I used Winnie in santa suit

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

His number is up !

This week's challenge at i ♥ promarkers is to include a number on your project ,since I need to make a start on those dreaded Christmas ones I thought I would use a calendar and use a whole month of numbers .I had this idea of a poor turkey  dreading the run up to Christmas but could nt find a stamp or digi image suitable,then I used Google and searched for a clipart image of a turkey and found this one -the expression on his face was just perfect for what I had in mind -whoever designed him,Thank you he is perfect

Friday, 16 September 2011

Late again

Firstly I must apologise to my fellow team members at I ♥ promarkers and Willow sketchie Challenge, As I have been very late in posting my cards  for their challenges .
My first card is  for i ♥ promarkers whose theme this week is transport -I have used a mo manning image again  and incorporated a few  stickers from my stash - I was looking for something  else and these jumped into my hands !
 The second is for Willow sketchie and I have used    All I want for Christmas 

Look out for next week's Willow sketchie challenge as we have something very exciting for our prize- I guarantee it is something that you will all want to win !!!!!!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Two at a time

This week's challenge cards are having to be posted at the same time - my internet is still iffy thanks to the rain and I could nt post at all yesterday  until late last night so I figured I may as well wait and post them both together .
Firstly is my i ♥ promarkers DT card , our challenge this week asks for you to use a metal embellishment or charm ,.I used this really cute Humphrey stamp that was free in a magazine together with some papers which were free in another one .

My second card is for Willow sketchie's challenge ,I have used the keeping warm image  which you can find here

Friday, 2 September 2011

willow sketchie - this is the one i posted by mistake !

I'm late again with my posting - my internet has been a bit hit and miss again over the last few days and I have been at work all day today  so this has been my first chance to get it online . Some of the more eagle eyed among my followers would have already seen this one as i put it up by mistake last week and did nt notice for several hours !
Anyway here is my DT card for Willow Sketchie , I did all the doodled backgrounds myself to match the image !

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Happy Birthday Daniel ♥

This one is for my rockstar son Daniel -Happy Birthday dude !
It is also for our Anything goes challenge at I ♥ promarkers this week .I chose this image because it reminded me of Daniel , He is in a band and plays guitar , he even looks remarkably like this character ,even down to the enlarged hole pierced in his ear ! He has the same dark eyebrows  and holey jeans - in fact the only thing different is his hair ,Daniel has his short .
I used craft artist to cut out the image digitally and then overlay it onto a musical background that I created ,specially  Then I added a digital shadow before colouring with my Pms - I was really pleased with the effect

Thursday, 25 August 2011

I'ts Willow Sketchie challenge time

Lol - I made a boob and posted the wrong card !
here is what you should have seen
Willow Sketchie have another sketch challenge for you this week, I have used "Dear Santa " and have followed  this sketch designed by  fellow DT member Pauline

Here is mine -

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Paper Piercing

This week's challenge at I ♥ promarkers is paper piercing, that's right there is an R in it ! it is definitely piercing and not piecing. So get those pokey tools out and get pricking . i  have made quite a few for this challenge ,as I kept mucking it up ! several attempts later and I got one that I was sort of happy with -I have used "poinsetta" from our sponsor -/digi doodle shop

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Crafty peeps wanted !

 Come and join our challenge blog -Willow sketchie challenge, we have recently had a revamp and have some new DT members-myself included.Each week one of us will design a sketch that we would like you to follow- you don't have to use  willow products ,anything in your stash will do -we have n't had many entries the last few weeks-So come on over !

Here is my card using Lisa's fab design sketch-I used Missy
Lisa has also requested a few other things for you to do  with the sketch -pop over and have a look here 

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

An easel challenge

This week 's challenge at I ♥ promarkers  is to  make an easel card , I really like making easel cards ,but I find them quite tricky to photograph !
I have used another fab image from Mo Manning -Elf Mim .
I mad the easel from a frame designed by Einnej, I cut two  to make my easel   and used the out of the frame technique with the image to make it look as if Mim was swinging through the frame

Thursday, 11 August 2011

My first sketch challenge for Willow Sketchie

It is my turn to host the challenge at Willow sketchie this week , I also had to design the sketch ! here is my design and what I have done with it

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

ILPM;s sketch challenge

It is sketch challenge time again at I ♥ promarkers, this time our sponsor is Di's Digis
here is the sketch and what I have done with it 
I have used these fabulous bright papers which I printed my self using CRAFT ARTIST software  and one of the digi kits by American Crafts

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Willow sketchie Challenge

I am prepared this week , I did n't want to miss posting the challenge again  :)

I have used "taking a snooze " which is available from willow designs brand new shop 

So much for being ready . . .i've had no internet all day except on my phone so could nt post on time after all !

For all of those people who have asked for instructions for the stretch card . . . . .

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

My first stretchy card

I saw some stretchy cards being demonstrated on C and C and thought how good the style looked even though the designs used did nt really appeal so i got my thinking cap on an worked out how they were made and this is what I came up with .

I chose this image specifically to tie it in with our I ♥ promarkers challenge this week  which is -"things with wings "
I cut the words and the stars on my cricut with SCAL2 .

Sunday, 31 July 2011


I'' be getting myself sacked from the Willow Sketchie DT if I'm not careful -fancy forgetting to post the  card I made , I 've only been there a fortnight and already I'm slacking !
Here is my card ,I used Precious .We have a sketch for you to follow too, which for some unknown reason I am having difficulty placing in this post - just pop along to to see it

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

It's another" Anything goes Challenge " at I ♥ promarkers this week

we are being sponsored again by DIGI DOODLE SHOP so let's see what you can do
I have gone for a vintagey theme to this one , it was nt intentional however, I made a bit of a c**k up when i stuck the backing paper to my card blank and it ended up upside down so i had to do a bit of disguising

Thursday, 21 July 2011

My first DT card for Willow sketchie Challenge

I was thrilled to discover that I had been selected to be a part of the new DT at willow sketchie,Here is my first card for them and also the sketch that we would like you to follow

The WILLOW DESIGNS  website has recently been relaunched ,so pop along and have a look at the fabulous willow and winnie designs as well as some cute little fairy princesses  and even fabrics to jazz up your cards