Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Splish Splash I was Taking a Bath….

I loved colouring this one and adding the extras to make the bubbles look good.

In the Bath is by Mo’s Digital Pencil and so darn cute.

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Coloured with Copic markers and teamed with DCWV designer background papers seed beads have been added to the bubbles with ranger glossy accents to stick them in place.

Vintage seam binder ribbon tied in a pretty bow a flower cut from the backing paper with a button in the center and I wood chip duck inked in matching colour added to the bottom.

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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Treasure Giveaway Winner

I have a couple of things to tell you about and the first is the winner of my card and some of my treasure

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The winner is…


Big congratulations sweetie, send me your address and I’ll pop your prize in the post.


Now for my 2nd thing that I want to tell you about.

There is a special lady who deals with pain every day, I don’t mean a niggling pain I mean the sort of pain that knocks you off your feet and lands you in bed, Karen has been struggling along waiting for a referral and just can’t take it any more and needs to go private, she is raising funds to do this and you can read her story here I bet most of you know her from the Crafters Companion forum.

She is very talented and is doing this by selling her design kits so pop by and take a look.

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Ribbon Storage

My name is Jak Heath and I am a Ribbonholic

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So much so that I had to buy five new shelves at Ikea, just to house some of my ribbon reels, the shelves are picture shelves and have a little lip at the front which is perfect for stopping the reels from rolling off, they cost £8.29 and as you can see in the pictures below they are also perfect for housing Martha Stewart and EK Success border punches.

I still have loads of ribbon in boxes and I intend trying to get some empty plastic ribbon reels to get them out of the boxes and onto my shelves.


I think I could set up shop lol!


I could do with a few more blue and a few more black methinks. Honest I need them all.


If any ribbon shops have some spare empty ribbon reels that need a good home please contact me.

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Monday, 29 August 2011

To be “Frank”

Be afraid…. be very afraid.

I remember watching Frankenstein on TV when I was young with a cushion over my face and my eyes like saucers peeping over the top.

Thankfully this one is kind of cute.

Frank by Just Inklined is coloured with Promarkers by Letraset 

Background papers are from  Shery K Designs



Some snazzy ribbon and some puffed letter stickers, and a Drippy Goo paper punch by Martha Stewart all add to the effect.


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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Harley Rider

Angels come in many forms and this just happens to be one Hell of an Angel.

Harley Rider by Kenny K is sure to please the man in your life.

She doesn’t come with the wings and tyre I added them but they fit together perfectly, maybe a thought for Kenny when releasing his images.


Coloured with Promarkers and Flex Markers by Letraset  and teamed with a Stampin Up speciality card and layered with black and red card, some satin ribbon and a key charm to finish.


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Letraset Bank Holiday Deal

Bank Holiday Bargain


Letraset have an offer on at the moment 6 single Promarker for the price of 5, plus they are giving away a free fine nib with each pen and free postage if you spend over £10. If that wasn’t enough to tempt you there is a further 20% off from now until Monday with code LEAF2011 - They work out at £1.43 each with a free fine nib


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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Groovy Chic

I happened upon some digi stamps to raise some funds for a very worthy cause at Fundraising for Lyndall there are some wonderful digi’s and also prizes to be won but please remember to read Lyndall’s story written by her good friend here, They say that 1 in 3 of us will get Cancer and that everyone of us will know or have lost someone with this terrible illness, I know it has touched two of my family members and a very good friend of mine too.

Here is just one of the digi stamps that you could purchase to help.

Coloured with Promarkers and FlexMarkers by Letraset 


I kept this Clean and Simple to accent the image. Please try to help if you can.

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Friday, 26 August 2011

Thank You

It has been quite a while since I got inky so I thought I would set to work and get down and dirty with a little bit of distressing and some lovely new papers.

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I happened upon a lovely site for backing papers called My Grafico and the papers used in this card where downloaded from there. I also used a Rubber Stamp from Stampin Up (lovely as a tree) for the pine tree.

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Attention to detail came from one of my treasures the watch face from here some ribbon and a few buttons from Fantastic Ribbons (love their stuff)

Please note, if you need a question answered the only way of doing this would be to email me on the address on my side bar or leave an email address in the comment box along with your question.

The link to buy the clock face was in my previous post to this one I have now added the link in this post too.

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Thursday, 25 August 2011

William and Jeffrey and a Giveaway

I love the way these brothers are standing, it looks like they are measuring up.

William and Jeffrey by Mo’s Digital Pencil is just perfect for Brother cards

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Coloured with Copic Markers, the scallop border was done with the Tonic Studios border system a few button and the backing paper is craft creations.

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I found some new Treasures from here


I’m giving one of you the chance to win my card above and 1 of each of my new treasures.



All you need to do is add your name in the Inlinkz button below and of course I would love you to spread the word and tell people about this but that is entirely up to you.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Free Background Sheets - Pretty Peony

I wanted to give you something pretty that won't cost a fortune in ink when you print them out, a little thank you for popping by and leaving such wonderful comments so that you know how much I appriciate it.

I decided on the peony blossom and making a set of 4 A5 sheets that you could mix and match and would make something pretty for all of your cards and scrapbooking.

Please abide by my Terms of Use.
You are free to use my sheets for personal use but please do not share, alter, claim them as your own or sell them, instead link back to my blog for people to download them.
They are copyright protected.
Just click on the images and this will bring them to full size on your screen then save it to your computer. The sheets will print to the size intended once saved to your computer, double click on the file then from the top menu on your computer click, file then print this will then print out the Image

Please link back to my site when using the sheets.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Win a full set of 72 FlexMarkers by Letraset

This is an amazing chance to win a full set of the 72 Flex Markers by Letraset all you need to do is enter their competition.

Click here for the details on facebook

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Dream and Grandson Jack

I did a card the Dream Girl earlier and just had to make a card with Dream the boy version by Mo’s Digital pencil he’s simply gorgeous. I coloured him with Promarkers and Flex Markers by Letraset and love the result.


I used Vintage seam binding and Stampin Up designer papers and also a Nestabilities scalloped oval, the balloons are a craft punch and a bit oftwine for the balloon string.


We had Jack with us tonight he’s such a busy little chap, he helped me water the plants in the garden then took a seat to relax after working so hard, I bet you didn’t know that I had my own real life garden gnome.

Here he is sitting on his toadstool.


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Monday, 22 August 2011

Promarker Tutorial Video Winner

Gosh I nearly forgot to do the draw for this, I’m going to blame it on a lazy Sunday, I was shattered after the Promarker class yesterday I forgot just how much a full day takes it out of me, still suffering with a bad back and it tends to go from being very uncomfortable to being unbearable and there is no warning sign in between. I think my days of full days tutorials and full days demo’s are numbered.

I totally forgot to take pictures on the day, but the class was amazing and all of their projects were fabulous, many of them were just needing the guidelines and the confidence to do it. I’m thinking they will be Promarker experts within a few weeks of practice.

So here is a peek of what we did.

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We covered lots of topics from hair colouring to drop shadows and backgrounds to curved shading.

Thanks Mo “ Mo’s Digital Pencil “  and Just Inklined for allowing me to use a couple of your images.

So on to the winners of the Tutorial Video's.

114. Eve Hammond and 433. Fiona

If you could both drop me an email with the subject marked as Promarker Video Winner and include your details I will pop them in the post for you.

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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Back to School with Spectrum Noirs

As a few of you had asked my opinion on Spectrum Noirs I thought it would be nice to road test them and give them a whirl, so here goes.

Firstly an image coloured with them.

Back to School by Mo’s Digital Pencil  was my image choice to try out the pens, one of the first things that I notice about the pens was that the nib needed to be primed by that I mean scribbling on a scrap piece of card to get the ink through to the nib, this ensured it would be wet enough to blend colours successfully, I also got best result by laying down the light shades first then building up the darker areas and then going back to the lighter shade and dragging from the dark through to the light shade.

In honesty a good value for money pen and can’t wait to see more shades in it.

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For me the downside to the Spectrum Noirs has to be this….

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My husband Chris thinks that he has shares on them ha ha.

They won’t stop me using other brands I still love my Promarkers and my Copic pens instead I will use them alongside my others and they do deserve a place alongside them..

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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Today’s The day

I have everything ready, tables laid, food for lunch and cake, now that is a must, nothing finer than a bit of sugar rush to keep you going, all the little packs made up, and I’m ready for a day of colour.

I can’t wait to get started and I know that those who are coming a feeling the same way, tutorial videos to take home as a reminder of how to do everything taught in class.

I’m hoping to get a few photo’s of the busy class and how they get on.

Now for those of you that can’t make it I do have a giveaway of 2 of my Tutorial Video’s.

You’ll need to get your name in quick as it ends tonight.

Just click on the image below to enter in the draw.

PT candy


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Friday, 19 August 2011

Come Hither……

I do hope you have some garlic at the ready and I suggest you hang it from your computer screen before you read on.

Come Hither by Mo’s Digital Pencil 

who could resist this handsome Vampire.

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Coloured with Copic markers, I decided on none traditional Halloween colours as I wanted it to be a little Mystic in appearance.

It was a bit like challenge Aneka to make the card as both myself, Mina, and Mo were racing to get it coloured up, of course they won as some of us needed to go to work then have a Granny nap when they got home.

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