Wednesday, 18 October 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #345

This week’s theme is Birthday
Our sponsor is  Bugaboo 

The Prize for the lucky winner is
2 Digi Images 
 
Here is my card for the challenge 
 
 
Loved this image although looks a bit faded due to lighting indoors during storm Ophelia
Digi image by Bugaboo stamps called Birthday elephant
I used my trustee promarkers, some papers from my stash & some really nice lime ribbon I squirrelled away & forgot about
The heart gem on the bow was from a pack from Home Bargains, then a bit of glitter & a few pearls 

I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting


Clare xx

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ha ha - a blast from the past

Looking at old photos I came across these yesterday of my rugrats

 
This one is Sion (2nd) & Ffion 4th) with their 2 cousins who now live in Australia
 


This one is Ffions 1st official holiday abroad to Menorca (1st holiday I was 5 months pregnant with her so didn't count)
And to think they actually got on then & no arguing - bring back those old days please

Better get moving as I still haven't made these cards & my friend is due in half hour so wont be getting much done til later

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

DT card for I love promarkers #344


Good morning everyone running a bit late today & forgot to load this page up ready to schedule for this morning - doh

So finally here it is ..............
 
This week’s theme is Use Dies
Our sponsor is   IkesArt Digis

The Prize for the lucky winner is 
$15 to spend on digis in the Store



Here is my effort for the DT as my mojo has got up & gone this week !!!



I used my trustee promarkers, some papers from an Ellas Design CD, Distress inks for the edges, a doily I found & a new unbranded die I have just had delivered from China & a few pearls
The digi is by Ikes art called  athena-2-without-scenery

I have decided I must really get my head organised & plan ahead as I have so many cards to make for this week & little time to squeeze everything in

My ploy for today was to start cleaning the bathroom then ask hubby to bring me a bowl of hot soapy water to wash the wall tiles & floor.  Knowing I would struggle he told me to leave him to it & just get on with my bits I need to do - YES RESULT


I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx




Wednesday, 20 September 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #343


My word does a fortnight come by quickly at the moment, it's time for another challenge over at I love promarkers.  This time I am actually ahead of myself & made this during the week so no last minute rushing like normal

I am also determined this week I am going to make a start on those dreaded Christmas cards

This week’s theme is Anything Goes 
Our sponsor is  Dr Digi's House Of Stamps
The Prize for the lucky winner is
 2 Digi Images


This is my card for the DT side of the challenge



I used the brilliant image by Dr Digi called Ambrose Dunderton, a couple of Chinese unbranded dies, papers from a CD by Ellas Design & my trustee Promarkers

I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk



Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #342 & a new challenge

It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is Animals  
Our sponsor is  Little Miss Muffet
The Prize for the lucky winner is
 prize is $6 voucher
 

Here is my card for the challenge using a stamp I loved using


I used the digi stamp Puddle Jack by Little miss muffet stamps
Coloured using my trustee promarkers
Paper & sentiment from cd's by Ella's Design
Puddle die from China unbranded
A few pearls & white gel pen highlights


 I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx









  


 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

It's been a hard month but ME TIME is looming ....

Hello everyone

It's been a long month but I can finally see some ME TIME on the cards for a change - yay

After our hollibobs last month when we had the caravan tyre blow out & subsequent loss of all the electric wiring from one side on our way to the port from France I have been rushing around trying to sort not only our insurance claim out but the poor elderly Brit couple behind us who managed to fight our tyre with their underside of the car when it blew.  Their insurance keep phoning me trying to get details of our car to claim off as they insist they need a reg even though the policy is a caravan one nothing to do with the car.  I am refusing as my insurance have said they will marker a claim against the car causing that insurance to go up so they have insisted they just use the caravan policy details.

And no it wasn't the weight of the 1 or 2 bottles of wine I brought back with me causing the blow out (that was all safely stowed in the back of car along with the awning)
 

 
 
 
Also my son turned 18 on hols, then we have had a nightmare trying to find him a new car to insure again with less than a weeks notice after he wrote his other one off the week before our holidays & we did not know we only had 21 days to reinsure a new one before the policy was cancelled.  Luckily the insurance company gave us a weeks extension 
Then seeing him start his 1st full time job last week
 
 
My daughter has also started college this week which has been hard for her as she had not been in school for 18 months before her June exams due to severe anxiety & panic attacks.  She did manage to come out of it with 1 A, 3 B's, 7 C'S & a D which was a blow to her being an A grade student before her illness but we are proud of her.  She is doing a health & social course as she either wants to work with kids or be a midwife.  After a shaky start yesterday she managed to get in for the afternoon & loved it.  Hoping this will give her back her confidence
 
She has also had 9 inches (whoops they should have only chopped 7") of hair cut off last week to donate to a charity making wigs for kids & raising money for Motor Neurone Disease at the same time through a just giving page which is nearly at her target of £150



Ffion is donating 7" of her hair to The Little Princess Trust


I'm raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association because it's a charity close to my heart.








 Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
I will be donating 7" of my hair to the Little Princess Trust on Thursday the 31st of August at Studio 1, Wrexham. 
I'm raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of my Taid, who I sadly lost almost 2 years ago to this terrible disease. I would love for the donations to go towards finding a cure to this awful disease and helping those who have MND have a better life. 
Any donations, even small ones, would be kindly appreciated. All donations go straight to the Motor Neurone Association Charity.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Thank you <3
 
So from next week for at least 3 days a week I only have myself to talk to so will be going into my garage craft room to try to sort out 2 years of mess & maybe we can finally get the dining room table free of my crafts & be able to use it properly again.  Great timing just as the winter will be setting in I may finally get my space back to play in.  Brrr 
 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & listen to me waffle and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #341 & a new challenge

It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is Summer  
Our sponsor is  Digital Delights

The Prize for the lucky winner is 
  $5 Gift voucher to spend in their store

Here is my card for the challenge


 
 
Coloured using my trustee promarkers
Papers from cd's by Ella's Design
Sentiment from my dwindling pad by Lili of the valley
Dies from China unbranded - Circle & spellbinders for the image
A few pearls & white gel pen highlights

 I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx



Wednesday, 26 July 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #340


It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is One for the Boys
Prize is 2 digi images of winner’s choice

Here is my card for the challenge
 
 
 

Coloured using my trustee promarkers
The image is Weekend Walter by Dr Digi
Papers & card from my stash
Sentiment from my dwindling pad by Lili of the valley
Dies from China unbranded
A few pearls
 
 I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Happy Birthday I love Promarkers





Happy 8th birthday to the I love promarkers blog
Proud to have been part of the design team this last year xx

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #339

It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is Anything Goes
Our sponsor is  IKEsART digis 

Prize is $15 to spend on digis in the Store
 
 
Here's my card for the challenge
 
I really must polish up my photography skills as the photo does not do the papers justice & you can't see the glitter on the snowdrops
 
 
Coloured using my trustee promarkers
The image is Snowdrops by Ikes Art
Papers & layout inspiration are from my Ellas design CD
A bit of glitter & pearls
 I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

DT card for I Love Promarkers #338



It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is Special Occasions
Our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy 


 
 
Here's my card for the challenge
 
 
Coloured using my trustee promarkers
The image is Winter games 2 by Fabrika Fantasy
Papers are from my Ellas design CD - Say it with flowers
The die is an unbranded die from China
I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

DT card for I Love Promarkers #337




It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is  Monochrome (Shades of one Colour)  
Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter 
 
 
Here is my card I made for the challenge
 

 
 
Coloured using my trustee promarkers
The image is The Lady by The paper Shelter
Papers are from Bo-Bunnys licorice vine collection
Main die is a spellbinders but all others are unbranded from China


I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx
 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #336

It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is  Super Heros
Our sponsor is Digital Delights
 
 
 
This is my DT card for the challenge


 

Coloured using my trustee promarkers
The image is Heroic Henry by Digital Delights
Papers are from my CD's from Ella's Design
World die is an unbranded one from China
Krunch title was in my stash from ??
 

I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #335


DT card for I love promarkers #335

It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is  Girls Birthday
Our sponsor is  Little Miss Muffet 
 
 
 
This is my DT card for the challenge


Absolutely loved colouring this image & even surprised myself with the hair this time

Coloured using my trustee promarkers
The image is Jr-Hatter-Charlotte from little miss muffet stamps
Card base was made using Xcut extra large dies
Papers are from my CD's from Ella's Design
Heart die is an unbranded one from China
Flags & stitched shape dies are another one of my bargains from China
Sentiment from my dwindling art pad from LOTV
Edged with Victorian velvet distress ink & a sprinkling of glitter on the paper at the back for a bit of sparkle 
 

  I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Card in anticipation !!!!


My son has his driving test this afternoon so made this card in the hope he passes

EDIT - He passed so now the fun of looking for cars has started  !!!

 
Made using my trusty promarkers
Image is Saucer head  by Dr Digi
Backing papers from my box
Die cut stars & flags
 
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Passion for promarkers   Using the bingo board line  square card, Bling (metallic stars) & text

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

20th wedding card


Well he's survived being married to me for 20 years next week, through sickness & health were his vows
Bless him, if only he'd known what was coming he would have run a mile before the big day

We're going to try to get away on our own for a couple of days next week but it's a nightmare trying to work it around the kids, Ffion has exams & Sions working til late as he can't get home without a lift

 
 
Absolutely hated making this card at first & nearly gave up on it, couldn't get the stamp to line up with the die so had to get it swopped when I saw Chloe at Port Sunlight on Saturday
 
Everything is white & silver, very shiny although it looks black, just need to make a box for it now as the butterflies are spreading their wings & it's a large 8x8 card which I normally stay away from making 

Can put this up early as hubby doesn't look at my blog

Made using white pearlescent card
Detail silver embossing powder
Chloes Butterfly heart stamp & die
Chloes Beaded flower border which I can see being used a lot
Silver mirror card & a few peel offs to finish


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

My babies are growing up fast .....


Aww my babies are growing up too fast

Sion has his driving test tomorrow & an interview for signing up to the RAF on Thursday & Ffion has just started her final lot of exams at school hopefully ready to start college in September (if her anxiety & panic attacks let her !!!)

EDIT - Sion passed his driving test & also passed the 1st stage of the RAF selection proccess

Proud mummy photo to share with you all taken at my nieces wedding last month



Hugs
Clare x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #334

DT card for I love promarkers #334

It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is One Layer Only
Our sponsor is  KennyK

Prize 3 images

This is my DT card for the challenge




Coloured using my trustee promarkers
The image is Happy Hour by Kenny K
The image was printed with the sentiment direct to card then mounted onto a kraft card base giving the one layer for the challenge


 I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #333


It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is Anything Goes
Our sponsors is Dr Digi's House Of Stamps
 
This is my DT card for the challenge
 
 
 
 
Coloured using my trustee promarkers
The image is Rita by Dr Digi's House Of Stamps
The embossing folders were unearthed from my stash
Sentiment is from my now dwindling & getting thin, art pad from Lili of the valley


 I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Golden wedding card


I made this last month for my Mum & Dad's Golden wedding anniversary
It opened into a folded card which was a nightmare to photograph, the colours are much better in real life but it was too wet to take the photos outside


 


The layers were all either embossed or had papers attached so the card took an age to make but I was happy with it in the end

Thank you Lisa @ Ella's Designs for the card idea as we made a similar one in a workshop previously

Hope you are having a nicer day than us today as it is very cold & dull here, tons to do but only managed the ironing & a power nap so far today so nothing really constructive done but hey ho, always tomorrow

Hugs
Clare xx

DT card for I love promarkers #332


It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is Embossing
Our sponsor is 
 
This is my DT card for the challenge
 


Coloured using my trustee promarkers
The image is Snowdrops from Ikes art
The embossing folder was a magazine freebie ages ago which I unearthed when tidying up
2 circle dies are Tonic - so useful
Pearls & glitter to finish it off

I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #331

It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is Angels/Fairies 
Our sponsors is Bugaboo 
  

Prize 4 digi stamps

This is my DT card for the challenge



I have used the image Kidz-fairy-sitter by bugaboo stamps

Coloured using my trustee promarkers
The papers & butterflies were from a sneaky play with a new Ella's Design CD due out soon that Lisa kindly let me have a play with
Frayed burlap distress ink
Pearls & glitter to finish it off

I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

DT card for I Love Promarkers #330

It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/

This week’s theme is Transport
Our sponsor is Digital Delights


Here is my DT card for the challenge 

I used the cute image from Digital Delights called Aviator Scotttie

Coloured using my trusty promarkers
Backing paper from my stash
Clouds using a die from Joy
Plane image from a CD by Ellas Design
Glossy accents on the windows & Scotties glasses

I loved colouring up this image but because I was kindly asked to clear my craft stuff off the table as we hadn't see it since New Year, I couldn't find anything to stamp a sentiment - it never pays to tidy up !!!!

 I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

DT card for I Love Promarkers #329



DT card for I Love Promarkers #329 - Shabby Chic





This week’s theme is Shabby Chic
Our sponsors is Fabrika Fantasy -
  Prize 3 Digi's of winners choice



Image used for this card was flower-elf by Fabrika fantasy
Coloured using my trusty promarkers
Paper from Dovecrafts Floral Muse pad inked with distress ink
A bit of lace, glitter & pearls
Spellbinders oval frame die
Circle sentiment from a Lili of the valley sentiment pad
Roses from my stash & leaves from a die I have I think from Creative Expressions



 I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

DT card for I Love Promarkers #328

DT card for I Love Promarkers #328 - Clean & simple
 

 
 
This week’s theme is Clean and Simple (CAS)
Prize is 2 digi images of winner’s choice.




Image used for this card was by Dr Digi & the lovely Toolshed Ted
Coloured using my trusty promarkers
Papers from an Ellas Design CD
Die cuts from a Tattered Lace set
A sprinkling of glitter

  I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave
 
Happy crafting
Clare xx
 
 

Monday, 30 January 2017

60th card for neighbour


Last minute.com

Just found out that my neighbour is 60 tomorrow so have had to scrabble a card together this afternoon

 
 
I made this using a Polkadoodles Twiggy & Toots CD which I am ashamed to say has been in it's wrapper for a few months but will now be thoroughly looked at when I have chance
The roses were rescued from a flower box I have had for eons but never seems to go down
Leafy bits were snipped away from a large Tattered Lace die
Lace has been hidden away in a box for eons too but is starting to surface in my cards
It's not me without a sprinkling of glitter
 
 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave
 
Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #327


DT card for I Love Promarkers #327 - Anything goes
 

 
This week’s theme is Anything Goes  
Our sponsors is The Paper Shelter
 
I decided to make a twist & pop card for this challenge but seriously need some photography lessons !!
 
 
 
 
 
Image used for this card was The paper shelter & the lovely Dragons birthday
Coloured using my trusty promarkers
Papers from my stash
A few card candis
A sprinkling of glitter

  I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave
 
Happy crafting
Clare xx
 


   
 

DT card for I love promarkers #345

This week’s theme is Birthday Our sponsor is   Bugaboo  The Prize for the lucky winner is 2 Digi Images    Here is my card f...