Thursday, 30 December 2010

Last Post of 2010

Well here it is my last posting, and card of 2010!

I made this at Shells today too. It is a Lili of the valley stamp, these are my favourites currently.

The image is LOTV and coloured with Promarkers, papers, doily, pearls etc from stash. Flower is "borrowed" from Shell!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Lilli Of The Valley Challenge
- new beginnings
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch #82

Thank you for looking.

Happy New Year to you all and I hope 2011 brings you everything you wish for!


Visit to Crafty Shell

Well hello there,

I have finally pulled myself away from chocolate, Baileys and True Movies and went to visit the dodgy scouser (Shell) in Scouseland! As usual she forced me to craft!

Anyway I actually decided to make a male card which is something I rarely choose to do and have pledged to try to make a Christmas card and a male card every month next year.

I used a Kenny K image, his digi stamps are great but unfortunately I dont have many of them.

I coloured the image with promarkers and papers from stash (cant remember whose they are), buttons from stash and ticket from Birmingham NEC in November.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Kenny K Challenge - distressing
Create4Fun - sketch

I hope you like tonights offering.

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Letraset New Site and Promarker give away

Quick message to let you know that Letraset's official site opened today.

To celebrate the blog is giving away sets of promarkers, to enter check out the site here. There is also a link in my side bar.

Good Luck!

Sarah Hurley DT Card

Hello everyone,

I hope it is cold enough for you! This week it was my turn to set the Sarah Hurley challenge and I attempted my own sketch.

The optional extra is to add a charm.

I used the Sarah Hurley vintage papers from the Christmas CD and her martini glass from her Christmas stamp set.

I added 3d gloss to the "liquid" but you can't see it very well in the photo.

Pop on over to the Sarah Hurley challenge blog and join in the fun.

Thanks for looking.



Sunday, 12 December 2010

Same sketch and image different card

Well this second card I made with the same sketch from Friday Sketchers and used the same LOTV teddy but different papers and colours. Amazing how different it looks.

I haven't entered this card in any challenges but I thought I would show it to you anyway.

Image coloured with pro markers and prisma pencils. Flowers and papers etc from stash.

Thank you for popping by.....................


One Card Three Challenges

This evening I want to show you my first card with the Christmas teddy from LOTV, I have done the same sketch in two different colours using the same sketch. I will show you the other one later but this is the blue one.

I coloured the image using pro markers and prisma pencils. Snowflakes punched from Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, ribbon from stash. Papers I stole from my mate!!

I am entering this card in the folowing challenges:

Friday Sketchers - sketch
Totally Gorjuss - snow
Daring Card Makers - snow

Trying to show you the glamour dust on the snoflakes, added Swarovski crystals to the centre.

As usual I hope you like it, here is a close up of the image.......

Thank you for looking.



Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sarah Hurley DT Card

Well here we are at another Sarah Hurley challenge, I cant believe how quickly the weeks are going. I am in London right now so I hope that this post has displayed at the right time!

This weeks challenge is Christmas Decor, this can be either a decoration or a card depicting a Christmas decoration. I chose to depict a door wreath.

I used the argyle and stripe papers from the Winter Wonderland CD and the carol singers digi stamp and Noel ticket from the same CD.

I coloured the image with prisma pencils and buttons from stash. Finally I used the distressing technique.

Have added glitter to the wreath and the snow but not sure you san see it well.

If you would like to enter the challenge go to the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog, you dont have to use Sarah's designs to enter but ofcourse we will love you forever if you do.

Thanks for looking.



Saturday, 4 December 2010

My new little boy

Well I have been dying to use my little boy from Lilli Of The Valley and here was my chance. I have used him to make my father-in-law's birthday card.

I used papers and buttons from stash and coloured the image with pro-markers.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Paper Pretties - sketch
Hodge Podge Shop - birthdays
A Crafty Little Place - anything goes

Thank you for looking.


Friday, 26 November 2010

Sarah Hurley DT Card

Oops sorry I thought I had posted this on Thursday and it went to the wrong blog!

Wow I can't believe how quickly the week has gone and we are now here at my 2nd week on the Sarah Hurley DT team.

This weeks Sarah Hurley challenge was masking and oh my I did find it a challenge. I used the 2 deers from Sarah's stamp set. As my printer was broken I couldnt print out any papers so I have gone for a monochrome look and used card from stash.

I stamped the small deer first and then masked it and stamped the large deer over the top. Stamped sentiment with gold pigment ink and embossed with kaleidoscope embossing powder, then added some ribbon from stash.

Hope you like my efforts to join the challenge pop over to the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.


Monday, 22 November 2010

One Card Fits All

My second offering tonight is one of the few Christmas cards I have made this year although it is an order so doesnt get me any further on mine! I have used another Lili Of The Valley stamp for this one.

Image is coloured with promarkers and prismas, hat and bottom of coat I added 3d gloss and glamour dust to add texture. Papers are a freebie from Papermania when I subscribed to a magazine very traditional. Card and sentiments from stash, sentiment is Lili Of The Valley.

I have entered this card in the following challenges;

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Paper Play Challenges - Let It Snow
A Spoonful Of Sugar - distressing

Hope you like it.



First Anniversary

Not posted for a few days but have still been making things, so here is the first of my offerings!!

I was asked to make an anniversary card with a black and gold theme so here goes.

The base card is actually a matt gold but it looks silver on here! I wanted to try and get a good picture of the black roses , they look like velvet even though they are paper. I stamped the image and embossed with black sparkle embossing powder, embossed card with cuttlebug folder, ribbon etc from stash.

I have entered this card into the following challenge;

eat, sleep, stamp
- sketch #109

Thanks for looking.



Thursday, 18 November 2010

Sarah Hurley Challenge Card and Exciting News

Well hello everyone at last I can tell you my exciting news!! I have been accepted on to Sarah Hurleys Design Team and this is my first challenge card as a DT member!

This weeks challenge is embossing, this can be any type of embossing as long as you show some on your card.

I used the cute little owl from Sarah's Woodland Whimsies CD and then plain card embossed with the cuttlebug and a scrap of paper from stash.

The image is coloured with pro markers.

To buy any of Sarah's products pop along here.

Hope to see your cards on the challenge blog this week.

Thanks for looking, I hope this post published at the right time as this is my first attempt at scheduling a post!


Monday, 15 November 2010

Grandma Image

How are you all tonight? I am sat here with tissue round my thumb as I have hacked a chunk out of it and have no plasters but despite all that I still have a card to show you.

I saw this stamp at NEC and the sentiment said Grandmas are just antique little girls, I havent used the sentiment as the card is for my mother in law but I adore the image anyway. I am going to add the sentiment "age is just a number" so I hope she will like it.

I have coloured the image with promarkers and prisma pencils, the sentiment is LOTV, charms are from Mei Flower, all the other bits from stash.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Paper Sundaes - punches, ribbon, embossing, blue (atleast 2 of these)

I hope you like it and thanks for looking.


Sunday, 14 November 2010

Crafty Shell's Birthday Card

My lovely friend Shell will be 40 next week and I made her this card! She now has it so I can post it. Every time I look at the image I laugh and in case you wonder when you read the sentiment I call her the dodgy scouser even though she has a Cheshire postcode you know!

Anyway here it is...........................

Image is from justinklined and is Maude from the wrinklies collection, papers are K & Co, doilies, flowers etc from stash. I coloured the ribbon with promarkers to get a good match. Image coloured with promarkers and prismas.

I have entered Maude in the following challenges:

Paper Play - ribbon, lace and flowers
Sweet Sketch #75 - sketch
Craft Your Passion - 2 of anything (2 bows)
My Time To Craft - roses
Freshly Brewed Challenges - 2 or more patterned papers

I hope you like it as much as Shell did, and I hope that Shell has a fantastic birthday!!!


Crafty Devils Meet and a challenge

Today was the monthly meet for the Crafty Devils and it was my turn to set the challenge. I gave everyone a box and a sketch and told them to make a memory box.

Here is my effort....................

Image is LOTV coloured with pro markers and glittered (can't see it very well), papers from stash and flowers from WOC. I am going to give it to one of my nieces for Christmas I think.

I have entered this in the following challenges:

Papertake weekly
- sketch
Crafty Hos' - fall colours
Our Daily Bread Designs - anything but a card

Close up of the top.

Thanks for looking and hope you like it!


Saturday, 13 November 2010

Making Tea!

For a change I actually made 2 cards today but unfortunately can only show you one as the other is for a "friends" birthday tomorrow, so watch this space!

I have used another of my new LOTV stamps which as you may have guessed I am now a little addicted to which I blame the dodgy scouser for!

Image is coloured with promarkers and cut with nesties (for a change), flowers from WOC, sentiment another new stamp from LOTV, used my new swirl die that was a birthday present but I erm opened it early!!! Everything else from stash.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Eat Sleep Stamp - sketch
Creative Belli - Old, new, borrowed and blue
Sisterhood of Crafters - birthday

Hope you like my cute little madam.


Friday, 12 November 2010

Cutey Boy

Well here I am on this cold and windy night with another offering from LOTV, this is another stamp that happened to fall into my hand at the NEC!

I have been dying to use him and this is the first chance I have had, it is another plain and simple card but I think the image is enough without any fuss on the card.

I coloured the image with pro markers and used my new nesties, oh and my new tickets and the paper is from stash. There are actually boats on the paper but you cant really see them!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - sketch
AiFactory Challenge Blog - die cut or punch
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes

Anyway, as always I hope you like him. Oh and keep your eyes peeled I might have some exciting news to share with you in the next few days!!!


Thursday, 11 November 2010

Leaving To Have a Baby

This was a last minute order from a girl at work and is the quickest card I have made in a long time.

I tried something new with my promarkers on the skin and quite like how it has turned out.

Image is from Mo Manning, image coloured with promarkers and cut with nesties, everything else from stash.

I am entring this card in the Lili Of The Valley challenge which this week is anything goes and for this week only you can use any image. They also have a blog hop on this so well worth a visit.

As always thanks for looking and I hope you like it.


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Wounded Soldier

Well for once I am showing you a card that I am not entering into any challenges! I am showing this on because it was a toughy for me.

I was asked to make an army themed card for a soldier who had been injured in Afghanistan. This was tough for me as my son will go there next year.

Anyway I used a colouring page image coloured with prisma pencils. I used buttons from my Dads old army uniforms and card etc from stash.

Hope you like it.


Sunday, 7 November 2010


Well here she is Maude from Just Inklined all ready for Santa! I love the wrinklies from Just Inklined they are so full of character.

As always the image is coloured with promarkers, and this time as a first I added some shading with prisma pencils, I quite like the effect.

I am entering Maude in the follosing challenges:

Sarah Hurley Challenge - sketch
Bee Crafty - digi stamp and Christmas

I hope you like her, I have made her for someone specials Christmas card.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, 6 November 2010

Stroppy Madam!

My next project again features a new LOTV stamp, every time I look at this amazing stamp I chuckle................she is ace!

Everything on the card except the flowers is from the NEC, I told you I spent a fortune! Image is coloured with pro markers. Unfortunately you cannot see all he glitter, this has been made for a sparkle lover!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Alice In Wonderland Challenge Blog - tickets please
Crazy4Challenges - square cards
Raise the Bar - curves
Kaboodle Doodle Challenges - vintage
Aly's Sunday Challenge - distressing

I loved the image so much that I made a matching candle.

Hope you like my efforts, look out for more LOTV projects as I am now in love!


New LOTV Stamp!!

Well I went to the NEC on Friday for the very first time and oh boy, I am now very skint! I also discovered LOTV stamps and ofcourse then had to buy some!

Here is my first ever card with my new LOTV stamp, I think she is soooooooo adorable.

I was asked to make a really girlie Christmas card which I took as free reign to go over board.

Charms, stamp, swirl die, sentiment stamp and pearls are new from NEC. Image coloured with pro markers, ribbon and paper from stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - sketch
Lily Of The Valley - One for the girls
Crafty Catz - Spots and Stripes
Bah Humbug - Christmas and fancy fold
Charisma Cards - With love at Christmas

I hope you like it and as always thanks for taking the time to stop by................


Sunday, 31 October 2010

1st Birthday Card

Well after all my decorating I have finally got round to making a card. It is a first birthday card order for a lady I work with.

I used a new Mo image called Cody's Balloon, coloured ofcourse with Pro Markers. Papers etc from stash.

I have entered this card into the following challenge:

Truly Scrumptious - sketch

I hope you like it.

Patsi xxx

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Good Evening

Hello All,

Well I am sorry I have no cards to show you this weekend but am busy trying to decorate which I have to say I am hating!

I was planning to make a card tonight as I have some orders but I am just so tired.

Anyway as I dont have any exciting cards to show you I thought I would show you a picture of the love of my life taken when I went to see him switch the lights on at Blackpool!!


Monday, 18 October 2010

Uber Excited!

I have plucked up the courage to enter another DT call, this time at Paper Sundaes. This is their second DT call and I have decided to take a chance and enter.

I have to pick 3 of my efforts to enter, which was actually a lot tougher than I thought. I have put my choices below, I hope you like them.

Fingers crossed!!!

Thanks for looking.