Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge

Another monthly blog challenge, this time to Crafters Companion with Sara Davies...
yet another great designer/creator...we are very lucky to have such great
designers in our mist.
The challenge this month is: Anything goes!!

This is   "Engagement" to be entered into the monthly blog challenge for Crafters Companion

Cards Galore challenge

Yet another challenge...... lol...I am doing well lately, 3 posts tonight!!
This one is for Cards Galore blog challenge is entitled "Butterflies" so anything
with Butterflies on with do...hence a birthday card I made for a friend of my
eldest daughter of whom I know well. (they are good friends to each other).

I used the new cdrom by Polkadoodles called "Candy Doodles collectors edition"
a revamp of the older version, with over 100 new images/items on the cdrom. I highly recommend
the new version, its a very versatile addition to any crafters collection.
A simple, but effective card:
Butterfly from Polkadoodles cdrom entitled
Candy Doodles Candy Doodles Collectors edition

I wish to enter this card into the "Butterfly" challenge for February :

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Creative Craft Monthly Blog Challenge-Boys will be Boys

lol, yet another monthly blog challenge, this time for Creative Craft Blog.
As the title states "Boys will be Boys" I thought Id enter a card which
I had made for another challenge, this time on Facebook for the Sugar Bowl Challenge week 5.
I hope you like it! Its made using a Sugar Nellie stamp, entitled "Boys in trees".
Coloured with promarkers as usual for me lol. The die cuts are all Spellbinders
and the ribbon is from my own stash (I cant remember where I brought it from)

Boys in Trees by Sugar Nellie stamps

I wish to enter this card into the Creative Craft Monthly Challenge on their blog:

Joanna Sheen Monthly challenge

Well, its that time of the month again...another monthly challenge completed and this will be part of the entry to the challenge, (the other part is posting a link from here to the challenge blog)...
The challenge was called "Love is in the Air"...
The Venitian Lofty image was stamped onto C&C super smooth decoupage paper, glued to a die cut heart circle from Spellbinders in cream paper, that was then mounted onto the matt&layered background papers, border paper ribbon and the pink crossgrain ribbon that I then tied a knot into it. Nitwitt hearts and patch, polkadoodles "congratulations" sentiment mounted with a dragonfly which I brought from an online shop.


I have enteried this into the Joanna Sheen monthly challenge:

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Sugar Bowl Challenge "KIKIS sketch"

The SUGAR BOWL, is a lovely blog based around the
SUGAR NELLIE range of stamps, which, are intricate,
beautiful and very useable. This weeks challenge was
called "Love" based on Kikis sketch. My finished card
looks like this:

The link to the challenge is:

I hope you like my entry as much as I do...hes a lovely image to colour using
promarkers or flexmarkers.

The Paper Shelter (fab digital cute images)

This is another challenge entry, this time for an American company
called "The Paper Shelter". Their challenge for this time was called
"WINTER BLUES" but again, as with most challen ges, you have to use
one of their images. (Which I dont mind one tiny bit as they are so cute). 
Anyway, key the finished result...

I hope you like the result! Im quite happy with it, Oh, the girl is called
PUNK GIRL, hence the blue and black hair !!! lol
The link to the challenge is:  
I hope I win, but the chances are slim as its not the quality of the
card/finished result, but its left to a random choice by a computer

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Another BLOG Challenge entry- Karber Stamps

yet another Blog Challenge entry, this time to Karber stamps
The challenge was to make "anything but a card" so I did!! lol
I made a shopping/memo pad using a shop brought slimline
shopping pad with a blue cover, and added a promarker
coloured digi stamp image of a dog called "TOTO"

An entry to a Blog Challenge by THAT CRAFT PLACE

Good evening folks: this is my entry to a Blog Challenge by
THAT CRAFT PLACE... entitled "Love is all around"

I love this stamp, its actually called "Circle of Love" hence why I
decided to make a circle card, cut from my Grande Spellbinders
circle and scalloped circle dies. I made the circle card too from
the cutting die (shown edged in "Celestial Blue" Flexmarker)

I have entered it into the following challenge:
Well, Ive entered another competition this morning, this time to win a set of the new "spring" set of Promarkers from Laetraset. I cant recomend Promarkers  (from LETRASET) enough....  just follow this link to find their blog and the competition details:
To find LETRASET website follow this link:

The majority of my colouring is by Promarkers, the smaller amount is by watercolour pencils and the addition of my aquapens (to blend the paint aspect of the pencils)
Sit back and enjoy if you hav any promarkers...all you need is digi stamps, rubber stamp images (bleedproof ink as in momento) and supersmooth paper and a had surface to lean on, sit back with a cuppa and enjoy!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Im a guest designer for Queen of My Craftroom Blog...

This is the card that I entered into the Queenofmycraftroomchallenge blog for their weekly challenge (as well as making it for my sobn-in-law). I am on the design team as a guest for the next couple of months and I decided to enter this card as I love the outcome of it! The challenge is open to anyone and please feel free to enter at:

Its a fabulous blog and I can fully recomend it!!!  

Wow, Im doing well aint I? Yet another post....
I wanted to show off another crafty make of mine, infact you will probably
see quite a few within the next few days..
all for the challenges that I enter on a weekly or monthly basis.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Good Evening,  Just a quickie before I go to bed, its been a busy day today,
trying to find out why my printer is no longer recognised by this laptop....
I think Im going to have to download new drivers tomorrow from the main
website and keep trying. Its so frustrating though as Ive got some new
cdroms due anyday now and I want it working for then lol. Im eagerly
waiting to try them as they look soooo cute and fab images. Im not going to
tell you who/which cdroms they are, Im going to keep you waiting until I
upload the first few photos of cards made from them.
I also wanted to show you, the first card to be uploaded to my blog....

its a valentines Day card that I was asked to make for my eldest daughter from her husband....and she loves Tatty Ted. The card came out a treat and Im really pleased with it, as was her hubby when he called after work today to pick it up.....

My First Blog!!!!

Hiya all and welcome to my blog!!!  Im new to this "writing a blog" so please stay with me and be patient. 

Ive had another busy day yesterday, but fell asleep (due to my sleep apnea) but I did manage to start and finish a Valentines Card for my Son-in-Lasw to give to my eldest daughter, so atleast I know she will love it(its got Tatty Ted on it) lol
Well its now 12.55am and I suppose Id better get back to finishing off on Facebook (Cards By Marg or my own page) as Ive got 2 days to catch up on...see you soon (I hope!!)