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Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Tramp by Mo Manning


I made this card for my niece's boyfriend's 21st birthday  over the weekend.  We had a whirlwind trip up to the Lake District actually, to celebrate their joint 21sts in the form of a Great Gatsby Party (pics at the end), which was a great success.  So I thought The Tramp would be just perfect for Sean's card.
Love these corner sentiment dies from Die-Versions but they don't show up too well against the papers I've used (Websters Pages) hence the close up.

The Charlie Chapline motif is cut from a Graphic 45 pad and the other dies I've used are Party Music from Memory Box, Film Clapperboard die from Whimsy Stamps and a film strip die from Tim Holtz.
You can find The Tramp here in Mo's store.
And here are a few pictures of the big day:
My two girls with our great-nephew Sam. 

Son Harry didn't go for the obvious but went as the invitation with a scene from the Great Gatsby 




Hubby Nick as Elliot Ness thinking he was enforcing prohibition! 
And the birthday boy and girl themselves, Sean and my niece, Lily! 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Passion for Promarkers - Sketch!


We have a new challenge starting today over at a Passion for Promarkers with a great sketch for you to work with from our gorgeous DT matey, Lou.

I've used this fab Lili of the Valley image from their Romance Sketch pad (which, sadly, now seems to be discontinued).  My papers are from a DCWV 8x8 pad, Garden Party, the panels behind my image are a Marianne die, as is the pink heart balloon, while the thin heart dies are from Impression Obsession.  The flowers are Kort and Godt and the tag sentiment is from Stampin Up.
Our sponsor this week is Letraset themselves who are giving the lucky entry a pack of 6 Flexmarkers!
And don't forget to check out the wonderful makes of my fabulous teamies here!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

New Challenge at Sketch Saturday sponsored by A Day for Daisies

Happy Easter everyone.
This is my third card for my guest DT stint over at Sketch Saturday, and as this week's challenge is being sponsored by A Day for Daisies, I was lucky enough to be able to choose an image from their awesome catalogue!  The image I've used is the beautiful Fancy Dress Fairy and I've coloured her with my usual Pro and Flexmarkers.
This week's lovely sketch is below, I've just flipped it to show off my gorgeous Pink Paislee papers.

Because I didn't want to cover up the papers, I've been quite restrained with my embellishing, a few Kort and Godt Pinwheel flowers from Live and Love Crafts, a Tim Holtz Butterfly Border and another little Marianne die cut butterfly.I
Don't forget to take a peek at the beautiful cards made by the regular Sketch Saturday team here,

We've got a a big family birthday tonight, a la Great Gatsby style, so we're all dressing up with flapper dresses and short bobbed hair (and that's just the men!).  
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

April Blog Hop at Mo's - It's all about the Border


It's time for our monthly hop here at Mo's Dream Team and this month our theme is Borders, which can be made of flowers, die-cuts, doodled etc.

I've used one of Mo's gorgeous new images, Little Punk, - click on the link to find her, along with her fabulous fellow newbies!
Of course, she had to have red hair, being the little rebel that she is!  My border around the image is  a rope border/corner combo punch from Fiskars and the little border of pin wheel flowers are made from Memory Box dies.
I love her little outfit and her boots!
I've also used a Marianne Zip die either side of my image but it doesn't show up too well and the Sentiment is from an old Autumn Leaves set.

Hopefully, you should have arrived here from Gretha's blog, I know she'll have wowed with her card, and your next stop on the hop is the equally fabulous Heidy.
Ooh and don't forget to leave a comment on each of the DT's posts as there are 2 $5 vouchers hidden along the way, to spend in Mo's Store and one of them could be yours!


Here's the  full blog hop order in case you get lost  along the way

Happy Hopping!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sketch N Stash new challenge



Morning all!  My card today is for our new challenge at Sketch N Stash using the fabulous sketch below.  As you can see, for some reason i decided to choose an image that didn't quite fit into the circle part of the sketch!  So've added the doily just behind to sort of replicate it.
My image is the fabulous To Grammy's from Mo's Digital Pencil which you can find here in Mo's store. I've coloured her with my Promarkers and then teamed her up with some Stampin Up papers.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Cradfts and Live and Love Crafts.  The little tag is from Lili of the Valley and the sentiment stamp was a freebie from Craft Stamper Magazine.

We have two fabulous sponsors this week:
 Inky Impressions

Prize - $10 
and
Buttons for Brains

Check out the rest of the DT's awesome cards here and then come and play along with us!!


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Sketch Saturday Guest DT card week 2



My card today is for my second week of my guest DT spot over at Sketch Saturday.
I've used a wonderful image from A Day for Daisies called Water Talk which has been in my stash for ages but has not seen the light of day before- shocking!  

She's coloured with my usual Promarkers and Flexmarkers and teamed up wth Some Alla Prima papers from Prima.  And, because I couldn't make the image round ( as it comes with a square frame around it), I used a Memory Box die to give the illusion of the circle in the sketch. Other dies include another Memory Box die, Wave Border and the little corner die is from the Joanna Sheen Signature range. The flower is a Cheery Lynn die, Sweet William, if my memory serves me right but don't rely on that!
I finished off with some Tulip Pearl Drops in her hair and to frame the image and border.

This week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp and they have offered an AMAZING prize of a $25 voucher for the lucky winner! Do take a look here for the awesome makes by the Sketch Saturday girls!

I'm off to Ally Pally this morning, so excited, then hope to meet some friends for a late lunch after!  Enjoy your Saturday everyone, and thanks for popping in!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - All at Sea
Crafty Creations - Blues and Yellows

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

So Sentimental at A Passion for Promarkers

Our new challenge starts today over at  a Passion for Promarkers with a great theme chosen by our lovely Lisa - So Sentimental.  I've gone all Lili of the Valley and use one of their baby images, together with the big sentiment and the little bunny/bottle image which comes in one of their clear stamp multi sets.
I do love how this little one is peeking round the side of the pushchair.
Of course, I've coloured with my Pro and Flexmarkers.

We have two awesome sponsors this week:

Whiff of Joy with a stamp of choice going to the winner

and

Angel Crafts who are offering a mixed bag of crafty goodies!


The girls on DT 1 have made some awesome cards, so check them out here and then come and join us in our challenge over at PFP HQ!!