Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers #5

I can't believe it's week 5 already over at Passion for Promarkers, the weeks are flying past way to quickly. I loved the colours set for the challenge this week Lemon and Meadow Green, as usual I have coloured a few images in these colours so you'll probably see a few different cards in the future using these colours but this is the card I have choosen to share for this challenge.


Image - Butterfly Tilda
Coloured with - Promarkers as shown
DP - DCWV Pocketful of Posies
Card - Coredinations
Sentiment - Everyday Stamps
Also used Stickles on the wings, my cuttlebug and the swiss dots embossing folder.

The ribbon came from my stash.

Promarker Colours Used were
Meadow Green
Pastel Blue
Ice Grey

Hope you like it, and thanks for looking.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Sketch Saturday #56

Well so much for Summer, its been raining here but it's been so heavy and muggy too, whats happened today, well honestly not a lot of anything, Adam went on a beach walk with the Beavers and came home covered in sand, just what I didn't need at 8pm this evening, ah well the joys of kids I guess.

I have had a minute or two here and there today to make this card for you, I have used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and this is what I came up with....


Image - Magnolias Monkey and Hanging Vine from Animal Collection
Coloured with - Copics
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Card - Bazzil and bazzil Bling

Used - Fiskers Border Punch

Right then, off to see if I can get some more images coloured up ready.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Just Xmas & Birthdays

I haven't taken part in this blog sketch for ages so thought I'd have a bash this week, was going to try and do a christmas one, but my heads just not ready for that yet, so have made this card instead...

Receipe used For Card

Image - Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - DCWV Teen prints
Cardstock - Bazzil Bling
Sentimnet - Cuttlebug Die
Gems, Flowers from my wee stash.

Right off to tidy up this room, well thats the plan anyway.

Baby Pics

Heres a few piccies of my new nephew Izaac born 19th June weighing 10lb 3

He's a wee star, not a squeak all day, a real wriggler, and so like my brother. xx

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Funky Kits

Just wanted to say that once again Funky Kits have out down themselves, the fantastic service is out of this world, for a must have stamper like me I hate having to wait for orders, well from time of order to receiving my order it was under 24 hours.

My new magnolias from Sir Stampalot arrived today as well, can't wait to get a chance to play with them all.

Friday, 19 June 2009

At Last He's Here

Can't believe the waiting is over, my new nephew arrived this afternoon at 13.16 and weighed in at a whopping 10lbs 6, they've called him Issac Norman Richard Symon, and can't wait to go see him tomorrow, the boys are over the moon to have a new cousin, I'll be back tomorrow with some piccies hopefully, and what more could my mum ask for a birthday present, as it was her 56th birthday today and she now shares it with her new grandson.

Finally it's Here, the Sugar Nellie Blog Hop.

Well the wait is finally over, and the Blog Hop to mark the release of the new range of images from Diana Daze at Sugar Nellie is now off the starting blocks. and when you see what the girls have come up with I'm sure you're going to love them too, I hope you are are set for your hop over the world wide web to see the fantastic creations.

I was lucky enough to be one of the lucky few chosen to launch these images and when I received my image I loved it, I was lucky enough to receive Shaken, not Kissed and I think it's fab, anyway onto the hop, you should have arrived here from Paulas page at Cardcraft Creations, if not I would suggest you pop over to the beginning at the Sugar Nellie and follow the links from there, you will be amazed at the creations they are all so different and all so beautiful.

I have made two cards for the release and have another ready to be put together which all going to plan i'll get posted later this evening.
This card I just love the colour combos used on it, and in case you wondered I used the sketch from The Sugar Bowl #12 and I love the layout for this one.

Receipe Used For This Card
Image - SHAKEN, NOT KISSED from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Copics
Sentiment - Hero Arts
DP - American Crafts
Ribbon - Dooblebug Designs
Also used various heart punchs, nestabilities and cuttlebug.
Glossy Accents was added to give the crown and shiny metal look.

The next sample I have made is more of a clean and simple look (well for me anyway), and totally different from the one above, I hope you like it........

Receipe Used To Make This Card

Image - SHAKEN, NOT KISSED from Sugar Nellie

Coloured with - Copics

Card Stock, Ribbon and Mirri Board from Stash

Sentiment - Made on the PC

Again Glossy accents were used on the crown

Well girls, thats it for just now I'm afraid but please hop on over to Rowenas blog at craftypagen to continue on this journey around the world.

Please remember these Images by Diana Daze, are now available at Funky Kits, and Yes I've been over already and ordered the other ones, as I want them all.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers #4

Well, I think my crafty mojo is slowly returning, thank goodness, i've struggled to make a card in about a week, but I am catching up again slowly, also I've been busy with the boys end of term activities and Conners inductions for Primary 1, but two weeks today and we're on holiday yippee, all bar a quick visit to sick kids on the Friday morning.

Anyway back to my card for today, I have made this using my promarkers, and the challenge this week over at Passion for Promarkers was to use Royal Blue and Berry Red, not colours I normally use, but after colouring in several different images I settled on another Miss Anya, heres what I came up with using the sketch provided over at Sketch n Stash as well.....

Receipe for this card

Image - Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm
Coloured with - Promarkers (as shown)
Card - Bazzil
Ribbon from stash
Stickles to add a little sparkle.
Various sizes of heart punches.

Anyway as usual a piccie of the image close up, and a reminder to pop back tomorrow for the cards I have made for the Sugar Nellie blog hop to mark the release of their fab new range from Duda Daze, the blog hop kicks off from the sugar nellie blog page at 1pm GMT, and then you can hop all over the world to see the new images that we've had the chance to play with, believe me you'll love them.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

The Boys made Farthers day cards, with a little help

Took the boys to the Craft Hoose yesterday and let them pick some die cut decoupage to make cards for their dad, funny how they both picked similar things, they know him so well, so we glued them together today and I cut the papers for them, thought I'd share them with you today, I have made a couple of cards, but can't share them with you until the Sugar Nellie Blog hop on Friday, so you'll just have to wait.......

Adams card....

Conners Card .....

I know he doesn't read my blog, so i am save to share them here.
And Yes i've been on Whiff of Joy, did it first thing this morning and have ordered a few of the new range from Elisabeth Belle, well, in fact I ordered almost everyone of them, ana I'm sure after my hols I'll be back for the others.

Thursday, 11 June 2009


Evening Ladies, well my Mojo is on holiday this week, been colouring some images, but just not getting the cards to come together, so did the scrap on line again tonight over at Paper craft Planet, no thinking was needed just followed Karins simple instructions and all ran smoothly, heres the card I made......

I have used my faithful promarkers and used the colours Cinnamon and Pumpkin which means I can enter it into the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week as well..........

Cardstock - Bazzil Bling
DP - DCWV Teen Print Pad
Image - Gorjuss Girl from set 2 over at Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
Flowers cut using a Sizzex die in the Cuttle
Ribbon, and Gems from stash
I'm sort of hoping now I've done this that maybe my Mojo will return, please come back soon, I miss you Mojo.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Magnolia Animal and Pet Collection coming Soon

Oh me, i've just seen the new animal and pet collection coming from magnolia, and love them, have just had to preorder mine to ensure I get the ones I want, they are so lush, but my poor bank account, magnolias, new whiffof joys this week, and gorjuss girl set 3 coming soon, but I must have them, can't resist them.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

A couple of piccies from yesterday.

This one was taken by the stand of a very talented lady, her landscape images were fantastic, I can only dream about matching her talents, this is my friend Jane on the right, she had us in stitches all day long, and yes I am the one on the left.
These are my friends from the Crafters Companion forum, Linda and Jane who I travelled south with and on the right in Heike, who travelled on her own and met us at lunch time, it was really nice to meet her and put a face to the name.

Sunday 7th June 2009

Morning Ladies, Sorry I've been missing ina ction for the last few days, but all is good, Friday was mad was busy all day, then after school took the boys to mums for the weekend, they were so excited about a weekend at nannys, came home and had an early night as I was up before the larks yesterday for a crafty day out at the Artstamps International Exhibations in Edinburgh, where I met up (finally) with Debbi, have to say a fun fabby day out was had by all, and got a load of new goodies to play with, i'm sure you'll be seeing them pop up on here soon.

So I've a few cards to share today......

This one was made using the Paperake Weekly sketch......

Receipe Used for this Card..

Image - Dreamer from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Copics
DP - Magenta
Sentiment - Hobby Arts
Stickles, Bazzil and Mirri from Stash

The second card is from last weeks crafts 4 Eternity Challenge Sketch.....

Receipe Used For This Card..

Image - A Little Hug from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Copics
DP - The Garden Stack DCWV
Card - Bazzil Bling
Flowers, Brad and Peel Off from stash

The Third one from today is the Scrap On Line challenge....

Receipe used For This Card..

Image - Country Garden from Sugar Nellie

Coloured with - Copics

DP - Kanban

Cardstock - Bazzil Bling

Right then better go tackle the ironing before I have to collect my boys, hope you all have a fabby time today whatever you are upto.

Fiona xx

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers #2

Boy do i hate ironing, never mind it's almost done, it's been a mixed day, rain then sun, quiet then madness, but I guess thats just live, todays card is from the fabby new blog Passion for Promarkers, I am currently torn bewteen my new copics and my trusty promarkers, so glad theres this challenge out there for me to make sure I use these fabby pens.

This weeks challenge was to use apple green and pastle pink and this is what I came up with...

Receipe To Make this card.....

Image - Miss Anya Shopping from The greeting Farm
DP - K&co Wild Raspberry
- DCWV Nanas Nursery Baby Girl
Card - Coredinations
Sentiment - Clare Curds
Flower - K & Co Wild Raspberry

Promarkers used were
Pastel Pink - Shorts, socks and Shopping Bags
Apple Green - Top, Ribbon Bag, Socks
Sandstone - Hair
Ivory and Blush - Skin
Pastel Blue - Shadow.

Really enjoyed this challenge and looking forward to the next.

Thank You Mrs Mac

Well the postman has just been and I wanted to say a Huge Thank You to Mrs M over at Sugar Nellie and Funky Kits, I was one of the lucky sugar addicts chosen to receive a pre release of one of the eight, yes eight, new stamp images from Duda Daze, I love the one I got and will be playing with it very soon, unfortunatly you'll have to wait for the blog hop to take place before I can share the images and my creations with you, but I am sure you will love these images.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Sketch Saturday #53

Evening Ladies, well it's been a cooler day here in sunny Scotland, but it was still nice not to hot and not to cold, and school sports went ahead as planned, yippee, thats it over with for this year, and have a very happy little boy who got second place in the egg n spoon race, don't think I've ever seen him quite to excited before, bless him.

Today I have used the sketch provided over at Sketch Saturday....

Receipe used for this card

Image - A Gift For You from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Copics
DP - The Garden Stack from DCWV (Yes again, but I like it)
Sentiment - Hobby Arts
Punches/Nestabilities/Mirri Board and Gems from stash

Cuttlebug used.


I promised you the facts and a preview of the fantastic new Whiff of Joy release. Elisabeth Bell has outdone herself and came up with her best and most heartwarming images ever!Women's Delight - a phenomenal Wedding and Baby Collection will hit the Whiff of Joy online store on June 14th. The Design Team's preview week will start on Monday, June 8th. The collection consists of 7 character stamps (Willow and Oakley), 4 Accessory stamps, 2 sentiments collections in english and 2 sentiments collections in german (now you might understand why I have been so busy lately ;)We will also be celebrating a huge release party on the Whiff of Joy Papercraft Planet group, stay tuned for all the details.

Check back tomorrow, because I already used one of the new stamps on my CCT DT card.I will also be holding a new release blog candy soon!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Scrap On Line @ Paper Craft Planet

Afternoon ladies, I seem to be on a roll this week with cards, There is a scrap on line every Thursday evening ocer on Paper Craft Planet, the talented Karin does all the hard work so we can join in take part and have a natter at the same time, all without leaving home and having to get a baby sitter, last week I was out on Thursday and couldn't take part but she has set up a challenge blog using the scrap on line, so have taken her instructions and had a bash, this is my card .......

Receipe Used for this card

Foxy Lady from Sugar Nellie

Coloured with - Promarkers

DP - The Big One from Clare Curd

Sentiments - Hero Arts

Swirly Stamp - A gift from a friend (no idea where from)

Thanks for looking, and hope you can join us this thursday at Scrap On Line.

Fiona xxx

Monday, 1 June 2009

Whiff of Joy - Brown n Blue

And now for the card I had planned to share with you all today, It's for the Brown n Blue challenge over at Whiff of Joy.........

This is what I came up with, got to say I love this collection of stamps a lot.

Receipe Used to Make this card was
Image - Princess Charlotte from WOJ
Image 2 - Princess Throne from WOJ
Coloured with - Copics
DP - The Garden Stack DCWV
Daisy Punch
Gems/ Peel Off/ Mirri Board all from stash.

Right off to catch up on a bit of tele before bed.

Just Christmas and Birthdays #33

This one should have been posted yesterday, but weather was way too good to be sat on computer, so I'll post them today anyway I made this using sketch 33 over at Just Christmas and birthdays...............

Receipe Used to make this card

Image - Guardian Angel from Sugar Nellie

Coloured with - Copic Markers

DP - DCWV The Garden Stack

Everything Else from stash

Passion for Promarkers challenge #1

Well I've finally managed to get some piece and quiet to post the cards I've had a chance to make in the last few days, would have posted them sooner but the weather has been so fab that we've been out in the garden most of the time, the boys had a fab time in the garden today as it was a local bank holiday and we spent the day in the garden and had a bbq, it has been so hot.
After a long wait the challenge blog Passion for promarkers is up and running and it's got a fabby Design team, including my mate Debbi.

This very fitrst challenge was Anything Goes, and this is my card.....

Receipe Used To Make This Card

Image - Daisy from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
Highlights - Sakura Pen
DP - DCWV The Garden Stack (yes again)
Card - Coredinations

Sugar Nellies, Hop skip and a Jump

Mrs Mac is trying to get this under way and a lucky 16 will receive a new Diana Dude stamp to play with in this blog hop, if you've not seen or heard about this get on over to split coast stampers and have a lookie, heres what MRs Mac had to say....

Well it's a first for us as we have not come across many blog hops in the UK, but we are willing to give this a try, it sounds like a lot of fun and I am always looking at ways of getting new designers to come out and play.I have one complimentary new release stamp by Diane Duda to send out to 16crafters who want to join in the fun.Please make a card or paper creation and post it on the top of your blog for Friday 19th June.A little detail of how you made it, what your used etc is appreciated.If chosen, you will link to the next blog on the list and the hop skip and jump around blog land will start.If there are any more details I will add them here and on the blogwww.sugarnellie.blogspot.comIf you wish to be chosen please leave a comment on the SN blog post.I will send out the stamps tomorrow which gives international crafters plenty of time also.

Well I had to have a bash and this is what I came up with .....

My Card Receipe.......


Snowflake Image from Sugar
Coloured with - Copic Markers
DP - DCWV Christmas Stack from last year
Selection of Card Stock to coordinate with DP
Strong Glue
Silver Ribbon
Memento Ink Pad

Method ;

  • Cut and decorate the cardstock with rubber stamps and emboss if required. Used circle nestabilities and cuttlebug to cut out 20 circles.
  • Mark and score your circle to fold into equilatral triangles.
  • Start gluing five of the triangles together so that the tips of the triangle are together in the center.
  • This forms the top of the globe. Make another to form the base of the globe
  • To make the middle of the globe, glue the remaining ten triangles together. These are glued together alternately, so the tip of a triangle is facing the top on one and the base on the next.
  • When the triangles have all been glued together, join the first and last together
  • To finish the ornament, glue the base and the top onto the center band. Add a ribbon to hang the globe or some beads or other decorations to finish!

Well I had fun making this, don't think I've done one of these since I was at primary school and that wasn't today or yesterday by any stretch of the imagination.

Thanks for looking.