Thursday, 31 January 2013

Birthday Giveaway Day 5


Morning, well this is day 5 of a special week on my blog - I had a big birthday on Sunday so to celebrate I'm giving away some packs of flexmarkers every day this week until Friday. You can enter once every day :)
Today I'm giving away the new Flexmarker Pastel pack.
This pack includes the following colours

All you have to do is add your name to the inlinkz tool below and leave a comment telling me how you've spread the word - you can do it on your blog, on twitter, pinterest, facebook or google+
The draw closes at noon GMT on Sunday 3rd Feb and the winner (selected by random.org) will be announced on Monday 4th Feb.




Remember to come back tomorrow for another chance to win
Debz x

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Birthday Giveaway Day 4


Morning, well this is day 4 of a special week on my blog - I had a big birthday on Sunday so to celebrate I'm giving away some packs of flexmarkers every day this week until Friday. You can enter once every day :)
Today I'm giving away the new Flexmarker Muted pack.


This pack includes the following colours




All you have to do is add your name to the inlinkz tool below and leave a comment telling me how you've spread the word - you can do it on your blog, on twitter, pinterest, facebook or google+
The draw closes at noon GMT on Sunday 3rd Feb and the winner (selected by random.org) will be announced on Monday 4th Feb.



Remember to pop back tomorrow and Friday for more chance to win
 Debz x

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Birthday Giveaway Day 3


Morning, well this is day 3 of a special week on my blog - I had a big birthday on Sunday so to celebrate I'm giving away some packs of flexmarkers every day this week until Friday. You can enter once every day :)
Today I'm giving away the new Flexmarker Mid pack.


This pack includes the following colours




All you have to do is add your name to the inlinkz tool below and leave a comment telling me how you've spread the word - you can do it on your blog, on twitter, pinterest, facebook or google+
The draw closes at noon GMT on Sunday 3rd Feb and the winner (selected by random.org) will be announced on Monday 4th Feb.



Remember to pop back every day this week for more giveaways
Debz x

Monday, 28 January 2013

Birthday Giveaway Day 2


Morning, well this is day 2 of a special week on my blog - I had a big birthday yesterday so to celebrate I'm giving away some packs of flexmarkers every day this week until Friday. You can enter once every day :)
Today I'm giving away the new Flexmarker Neutral pack.
This pack includes the following colours


All you have to do is add your name to the inlinkz tool below and leave a comment telling me how you've spread the word - you can do it on your blog, on twitter, pinterest, facebook or google+
The draw closes at noon GMT on Sunday 3rd Feb and the winner (selected by random.org) will be announced on Monday 4th Feb.


Remember to pop back every day this week for more giveaways Debz x

Friday, 25 January 2013

Birthday Giveaway Day 1


Good morning and welcome to day 1 of my birthday giveaways. It's my birthday on Sunday and to celebrate I'm giving away some promarkers and flexmarkers over the next week courtesy of Letraset. I'm giving away something today and something every day next week, Monday to Friday - you can enter once every day so you'll have up to 6 chances to win :)
So today I'm giving away 2 packs of promarkers, the newly released Skin Tones 1 & 2
 
 
***Important***
All you have to do is add your name to the inlinkz tool below and leave a comment telling me how you've spread the word - you can do it on your blog, on twitter, pinterest, facebook or google+
Seeing as this is day 1 of a week of giveaways I would also like you to pop over to the Letraset blog, have a look at my Doodles post and leave a comment there too. 
The draw closes at noon GMT on Sunday 3rd Feb and the winner (selected by random.org) will be announced on Monday 4th Feb.





Remember to pop back Monday to Friday next week for more giveaways
Debz x

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Have A Great Day

Hiya, well today is the last of the Vintage Adorables for the week, tomorrow I'm having a week give-away. But more about that later....

Image: VA Alicia from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers
Fiskars mini flower punched from Kaisercraft Peachy Keen papers
Letraset transfer greeting
The Hobby House adhesive pearls
Skin: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush
Eyes: Pesto, Herb Green
Hair: Burnt Orange, Terracotta, Spice, Raw Sienna
Top: Midnight Blue, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue

I'd like to enter her into:
Digistamps 4 Joy - anything goes
I love Promarkers - anything goes
Clear It Out - circles, anything goes (Kaisercraft papers, have had for 2 yrs?)
Through the craft room door - anything goes
The Sugar Bowl - anything goes

So I mentioned a giveaway earlier in this post. I have a birthday this weekend, so not only am I giving away some promarkers tomorrow, but I'll be giving away packs of flexmarkers every day next week - so you'll have 6 chances to win. Don't say I'm not good to you :)

Debz x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

You're A Peach

Well its turning out to be a week of Vintage Adorables isn't it? But who could resist them?
Image: VA  Rachael from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers
Papers are Peachy Keen from Kaisercraft
kraft card blank
Letraset transfer greeting
The Hobby House adhesive pearls
Skin: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush
Lips: Antique Pink, Watermelon
Hair: Nutmeg, Light Fawn, Buttercup
Top: Mango, Peach, Soft Peach

A wee close-up to show the lacquered areas on the papers...
I'd like to enter her into:
The Sugar Bowl - anything goes
Can You Digi It - getting girly
Creative Card Crew - girly
Colour Q - colour combo
Card Mania - girly

Debz x

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Monochromatic Adorable

Morning,
I'm back with another Adorables card, have you all got over the shock of me using p**k yet? well this should be nice and calming today, I've gone for a simple monochromatic card.
Image: VA Annabel from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers
Diamond White and black card from The Papeterie
Hero Arts CL652 Fancy Basics greeting stamp
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis squares

I'd like to enter her into:
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - sentimental
Card Makin' Mamas - CAS
Stampin' for the weekend - something girlie
The Sugar Bowl - anything goes

Colours used:
skin: burnt orange, coral, sunkissed pink, blush
lips: Antique Pink, Watermelon
Hair: Black, Ice Grey 5, Blue Grey 5

Debz x

Monday, 21 January 2013

Pretty in P**k

Yup, I know I swore in the title there lol But it's not often I make a p**k card - those who know me, know that I'm not really a girlie girl. But every now and again I get the urge to get out the p**k promarkers and flexmarkers - and to be fair this pretty flocked card was itching to get out too :)
Image: VA Rachael from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers
flocked pink card - doodlebug design
kraft card base
wee flowers, brads, glamour dust and charm from stash
large flower from crafty loops

I'd like to enter her into:
Sugary Sunday - charming
Dream Valley Challenges - girls girls girls
Allsorts - flower power
Totally Gorjuss - KISS
TheSugar Bowl - anything goes

Colours used:
hair: Walnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
skin: Burnt orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush
pink: Vermillion, Shocking Pink, Frosted Pink

Debz x

Friday, 18 January 2013

A Girlie Birthday

My wee Faithy is away to her friends' birthday party tomorrow, so I made her a card to give her. They're off to the Build A Bear factory, so Faithy is sooo excited - of course this is assuming we are not buried under about 10 foot of snow by then lol
Image: Birthday Ellie from Saturated Canary, coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers
Diamond White card from The Papeterie
Pink card from Papermania
Letraset transfer greeting
M-bossabilities embossing folders
Skin: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush
Hair: Walnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan
Pinks: Vermillion, Shocking Pink, Frosted Pink
Blues: Midnight Blue, Denim Blue, Stonewash
Purples: Imperial Purple, Purple Velvet, Wild Orchid
I'd like to enter her into...
MAWTT - happy birthday
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Saturated Canary Challenges - inspired by a movie (birthday girl)
Crafting by Design - alcohol markers
I Love promarkers - lots of layers

Debz x

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Another one :)

Time for another tag, but I can only give you a sneaky peek here, all the details are over on the letraset blog. 
I went with a warm colour scheme because I'm not enjoying this snow at all, I much prefer the heat. So hopefully here's some inspiration for you to dig out your water based markers - Aquamarkers and Metallic markers and get creating :)

 Debz x

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Another Tag

While I was playing the other night, making tags - I came away with this one, this time I used a combination of Aquamarkers and Metallic Markers
 Firstly I clear embossed a Tim Holtz stamp onto a Manila tag, the same as before, then I scribbled some Aquamarkers onto the craft sheet - I used: Periwinkle, Saltwater, Twilight Blue and Dusky Plum. I then used 3 of the Metallic markers to stamp the Hero Arts flower stamp and the Tim Holtz stamp onto the tag once the Aquamarker background was dry, I used Light Green, Blue and Violet Metallic Markers. I used the same 3 Metallic Markers to also colour the lace trim, the seam binding ribbon and the wooden heart buttons.
Here are a couple of close ups taken to show off the Metallic Markers...

I'd like to enter it into:
City Crafter Challenge - winter blues
Inky Chicks - anything goes
Loves rubber stamps - cute as a button
Cupcake Craft - anything but a card
Kaboodle Doodles - buttons
Make It Monday - anything goes
My Craft Spot - anything goes

Debz x

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Fancy some flexmarkers?

Letraset are running a Flexmarker Sweepstake over on Facebook every day from today until Friday where they are giving away 3 sets of flexmarkers every day - just enter every day and you get more entries when your friends enter too :)


Debz x

Monday, 14 January 2013

Neon Brights

I'm making up samples for Letraset at the moment and I was playing around last night with the Neon Markers - now I'm not normally a neon kinda girl, but there's something very gratifying about these water based pens...
So, first up I clear embossed a Tim Holtz word stamp onto a Manila tag...
I then scribbled a selection of neon markers onto a craft sheet - I used Glowing Green, Luminous Yellow and Radiant Orange - and then spritzed with water and swished the tag through the colour on the sheet (you can dry with a heat gun and layer up the colour until you are happy with the background)

I stamped the greeting again in the top right hand corner with the Radiant Orange neon marker, then in the bottom left with black Archival. I also stamped a Clarity flower head stamp onto the tag in each of the neon colours. I coloured a piece of washi tape with all 3 colours randomly and adhered this onto the tag, I also coloured a wooden laser cut butterfly some seam binding and a washer with the neon markers and attached these too.

And here's a wee close-up ...
I'd like to enter this into:
Anything but a card - things with wings
Challenges 4 everybody - anything goes
Dream Valley challenges - anything goes
Brown Sugar - butterflies
Stampin for the weekend - anything goes

Debz x

Friday, 11 January 2013

Vintage Adorables

For the first time in ages I splashed out on some of the new Vintage Adorables digital stamps at Sugar Nellie. The adorables range are unlike anything else I've seen on the market, whoever draws them has an amazing talent. 
There is an amazing amount of detail in theses stamps, and all the shading has been done for you, so they're perfect for those of you who aren't confident in your shading skills.
Well I couldn't resist this one, she's called Amber, and furthermore I couldn't resist giving her purple hair :)
Image: Amber digi stamp from Sugar Nellie coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers
Diamond White  and Purple card from The Papeterie
Darice embossing folder
Kaisercraft purple adhesive gems, The Hobby House adhesive pearls

I've tried to take a better picture of the image itself...
Skin: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and Blush
Hair: Imperial Purple, Purple Velvet, Wild Orchid and Orchid
Eyes: Celestial Blue and Stonewash
Top, Lips & Flowers: Frosted Pink, Pink Carnation, Vanilla

I'd like to enter her into:
Sugary Sunday - week 49 (new digi)
The Sugar Bowl - anything goes
Creative Moments - monochrome
Creative Creations - anything goes
IncyWincy Designs - something new (new digi)
Make My Monday - dry embossing
The Crazy Challenge - no design paper

Debz x

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Happy 70th Birthday

Happy 70th birthday to my dad today
I thought I'd just share the birthday card I made for him - thought I'd keep it retro and simple, being a man, he's not into much fussiness....
Image: Total Drama from KennyKDownloads coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers
Diamond White and Black card from The Papeterie
Garden Lattice M-bossabilities folder from Spellbinders

Skin: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush
Hair: Raw Sienna, Gold, Tulip Yellow
Chilli Red and Lipstick Red, Azure, Sky Blue and Arctic Blue, Celestial Blue and Stonewash

I'd like to enter it into: 
Crafting For All Seasons - something new (digi stamp)
Crafty Creations - something new (digi stamp)
DigiStamps 4 Joy - oh my, how time flies
Pennys Paper Crafty - anything goes
Celebrate the Occassion - boys birthday

Debz x

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Hump Day

Aye, it's the middle of the week again folks and this is just a quick post, I have a load of coloured things ready to be made into cards, but not had the time to actually make them into cards. So you'll just have to settle for a wee sneaky peek.
I've had a wee splurge at Sugar Nellie for the first time in absolute ages - their new Vintage Adorables are just too cute to resist, so I bought a few of them. And I bought a retro style image at KennyKDownloads for my dad's 70th birthday card.
 Debz x

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

DJ Luv

I've been really really lucky lately, some of you may have noticed that I was one of the runner-up winners on Krista's Saturated Canary Pinterest Competition - I'm so honoured that Krista chose my ideda along with Angela's to come up with this pair that she called DJ Luv, they'll be available to buy as a pair on Friday 11th January over at her shop, but we got a copy first so I just had to colour them up as soon as Krista sent them. Angela's inspiration board featured the female dj character and I (of course) went with the teenage boy character - you all know how I'm constantly on the search for boy stamps :)
I used a combination of flexmarkers and promarkers: 
skin: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and Blush. 
blue hair: Indigo Blue, Azure, Sky Blue, Stonewash
brown hair: Saddle Brown, Auburn, Nutmeg, Light Fawn
girl's clothes: Lush Green, Green, Mint Green, Pastel Green, Vermillion, Shocking Pink, Frosted Pink
boy's clothes: Midnight Blue, Denim Blue, Stonewash, Grass, Lime Green, Azure, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue
Headphones are in Cool Greys, deck in Blue Greys

Debz x

Monday, 7 January 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - January

Well, I don't do New year's Resolutions, but I have promised myself that I'd give Tim's 12 Tags of 2013 a bash this year, so I managed to make some time over the weekend to have a go at the first tag of the year. Now this was a wee exercise in adapt and overcome because I don't have all things Tim Holtz, more's the pity. But I did spend some of my xmas gift vouchers at The papeterie yesterday and treated myself to these lovely goodies...

So that inspired me to get all grungy when I got home.
I don't have any grunge paper, so I substituted it with grungeboard, so that gives it a bit more dimension. I didn't have the exact stamps or even the manila tags so I used what I did have.
Here's a few close-ups.. firstly of the grungeboard gears which I coloured with Letraset Metallic Markers instead of metallic distress stain. I also used some metal foliage as I ran out of of metal gears...
Because I didn't have any manilla tags, I also didn't have the lovely washers thats they have, so I used some of Tim's reinforcers...and found this clock one which matched in with the theme of the tag...
 And even though it's a wee bit blurry (do not adjust your set lol) I have used some of the stamps from the Attic Treasures set to stamp the seam binding, then coloured with Broken China Distress Stain...
So I'm quite chuffed with my first tag - and fingers crossed I manage to keep up with the rest of them.

 Debz x

p.s. you may have noticed that I didn't post over the weekend - I think I'm going to try to just post on weekdays in an attempt at keeping up the regular postings.

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