Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Passion for Promarkers - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Good morning, Blogger buddies! We're sliding towards the end of November which can only mean one thing...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...and this is the theme for our challenge this week over at Passion for Promarkers.  I am in the hostess chair, so will be visiting all of your blogs to see what fabulous creations you come up with for my theme!
We're being sponsored by the fabulous Digistamp Boutique who are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to their online store...
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Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you MUST use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products and follow the challenge theme...
...Once again, we were given the opportunity to choose an image to play with and I went for Partridge in a Pear Tree.  I decided to make something other than a card and went for a pretty Christmas wall hanging. I printed the partridge onto the background, plus a second image to decoupage the layers.  I coloured my image with Pro/Flexmarkers and was really pleased with how the pears turned out. I chopped up a couple of gold glittered snowflake decorations and glued around the edge, then added some small gold pearls and diamantes for a bit more bling. I finished off with a 'handmade with love' charm around the bird's neck and a coordinating ribbon to hang.
I hope you can find the time to join in with my challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. Don't forget to pop over and leave my teamies some love for their amazing inspiration this week...
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my project into the following challenges :
Glitter until 24th (I've used glitter snowflakes around my image)
November Anything Goes
Christmas is Coming until end of the month
November Anything Goes
November Any Image 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Use your Die Cuts...

Good morning, Blogger buddies! It's Tuesday, so you know what that means, don't you?...yep, that's right!...it's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers...and they don't get much easier than this! The lovely Julie is in the hostess chair and she's given us a fabulously easy theme of 'Use your Die Cuts' - so no excuse not to join in!  We're being sponsored by the wonderful Alicia Bel who is kindly offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to their store...how cool is that?!
We were given the choice of an image to work with and I went with something a little different - Flamingo...I just love the sentiments that tell people to be themselves, like be a 'Unicorn in a field of horses', or in this case, 'Be a Flamingo in a flock of pigeons'...we all tend to try and fit in with others and society as a whole, but sometimes it's good to embrace our uniqueness and individuality!
I love all the pink tones on this card and the layout is a fab one that I found on Pinterest, plus I had to add in a couple of clouds to the mix...just because I could?!  The papers are a mix from A Year in Cards, Animal Antics and Say it with Flowers and I used plenty different die cuts to fit the theme...
I hope you can join in with our fun challenge this week...I am busy making for my upcoming Craft Fair at The Lodge, Llanrhaeadr next month...fingers crossed it will be a good weekend as my front room is getting full of crafty makes...not to mention the living room window sill...and sideboard! I'm going to have to look at putting them all in a box, or boxes...but then it's WHERE TO PUT THE BOX?! 
Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday, whatever you're doing - I should be doing washing and ironing...shoulda, woulda, coulda?!
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
November - Anything Goes
November - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Peg Angels...

Morning, Blogger buddies! For those of you that follow me on Facebook, you have probably already seen these little wooden peg angels, but I thought I would share on here for those of you that blog hop!...
I have been wanting to make some of these little peg angels since pinning this Pin, over a year ago...and this is what I came up with!  I think that they turned out rather cute but am wondering whether to sell them as is on the wooden base or to add eyelet hooks to the top for hanging on the tree?  What do you think?
No doubt they will be multiplying over the coming weeks, although one was sacrificed in testing as I tried to drill holes to add string arms and it didn't drill the hole tidy enough for me...not to mention that my skills with power tools, although capable, are somewhat slapdash and she ended up with one shoulder higher than the other!? So, she will become my own personal wonky angel!
Hope you like my little wooden creations - I am still in craft fair making mode, so my crafty table is full of everything you could imagine!
Have a wonderful Wednesday,

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Halloween/Halloween colours...

Good morning, crafty friends! Wow! Where are these weeks going to?! Can't believe we're almost into November and the dreaded clock change happens this weekend...that means that the slope towards Christmas is getting very slippery and it'll be here before we know it! Hope you're all a little bit more organised than I ever am...Christmas cards normally get put together just in time for the last post and shopping gets finished the week before, if I'm lucky?!
But before all that, it's Tuesday...and you know by now what that means?!...Yep, that's right, it's the start of a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers! We had a FANTASTIC turn out for last week's challenge, so let's keep it up and get sharing those creations! It's the lovely Hazel in the hostess chair and she's given us a fitting theme for the time of year of 'Halloween or Halloween Colours' - there's lots of challenges running a similar theme at the moment, so don't forget to link up your creations!
Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo, who are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to their store...
We were lucky enough to choose a sponsor image to work with, so I picked Halloween Bat Mummy...
I used the papers from the October set of A Year in Cards and coloured up the cute Mummy and bats using my Pro/Flexmarkers. I kept the design quite simple, matting with black and just adding a few touches with the polka dot ribbon, string bow and black gems.
I hope you can find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week...just remember, to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you MUST use your Letraset/Winsor & Newton mediums and follow the challenge theme....I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations and good luck!
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
October - Halloween closes 28th
Get your Spook On closes 26th
#198 Spooky closes 29th
Halloween closes 27th
Halloween or Cats closes 3rd Nov

Monday, 16 October 2017

Steampunk Key...

Good afternoon, crafty friends! Today I'm sharing something a little different! After visiting the Cogwarts Steampunk Spectacular last month and having a love of all things industrial, I decided to have a go at a Steampunk inspired piece...

I created this fabulous Altered Key Bag charm using and old key, various charms and a pretty rose glass bead.  I have discovered the joys of E6000 glue, which sticks just about anything to anything, so even added some diamante bling!
This Bag Charm is available to buy over at my Blog Shop for £6.95 including UK postage and packaging.

I'd also like to enter my charm into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is Not a Card

Hope you like my Steampunk inspired piece and that you're not getting too blown about by ex-hurricane Ophelia! 
Crafty hugs,

Friday, 13 October 2017

And then there were two...

Good afternoon, Blogger buddies! Well, it happened!...I had to make another of these sweet reindeer...I mean, like I haven't got better things to do with my time?! There's a pile of ironing with my name on it and the bathroom could do with a scrub, but here I am with my needle and thread out again!...
 I changed the materials up a bit and went with a silver bell to match the grey buttons...I may need to swap the bead eyes for buttons on the other deer, as I think I prefer the black - stands out a lot more?!...
So there we have it...a pair of reindeer! Think I need to step away from the sewing machine and go and do a bit of housework for the time being...odds are I'll get distracted by something or the other, but at least I'm showing willing?! Ha, ha!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend - we're off to the Food Festival in Llangollen, so we'll be testing all the fabulous foodie treats and as a treat for hubby, I'm driving, which means he gets to test all the wine samples too! ;)

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Tilda Reindeer...

Good afternoon, crafty buddies!  If you asked me 'What is your least favourite craft?'...I would probably answer, 'Sewing'...so why is it that more and more, I find myself picking up a needle and thread?!  I think the reason I would say that I don't like it, is that I don't have the same patience for sewing - I tend to do things roughly and just want to get the project finished!  But today was different!...Today I marked, pinned, used pinking shears and even pressed my pieces to create this pretty little reindeer...
The pattern is one from Crafts Beautiful HERE and I used some fabric that my lovely friend, Linda gave me last year from Aldi, of all places!...
The pattern is simple enough to follow, but I found it easier to draw around the templates onto pinned fabric, sew and then cut out - rather than cutting the pieces with a seam allowance.  The fiddliest (and most frustrating bit, in my opinion!) is sewing and attaching the ears, but I think he would look a bit sad without them!?!  I could do with a longer needle to attach the legs on with, as you have to go through both legs and body, but I managed...and I have to say, I am rather pleased with how my little deer turned out!  So much so, that I may even make another one?!
Hope you like my stitchy make and I'll be back soon to share some more fabric creations!
Lisa x