Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Promarkers - Cool Aqua and Apricot

Talk about being out of my comfort zone!! Cool Aqua and Apricot? If you sat me down with a box of colours and gave me a month to come up with a new favourite colour combo, never in a million years would I have put these two together. Not because they're not suited, OMG, they go so beautifully together, but they're so far out of my comfort zone that I would never come up with this, which is why I am so delighted to play along with the Promarkers challenges. They make me play with colours I wouldn't normally work with and come up with some pretty striking combo's!

So here's my card for this week - another addition to my Christmas stash - YAY!!!!

In addition, this week's challenge states that you must use a flower on your card - I used two - sorted! :o) The image is another of Inger's amazing free digi downloads. This lady does the most amazing images - this one is called "Waiting for Santa" and I just think she is soooooo adorable! So Thank You Inger for another freebie - they're gorgeous!

Well that's my lot for today - I have a hard evening slogging over assessments ahead of me so I need to keep it brief! Have a great day all and thank you for popping by, and in particular if you've left me some feedback, it's always much appreciated! XX

Monday, 21 September 2009

Promarkers - just in the nick...!

Nothing like being on the 11th hour, is there? It's all happening at once here. One of the best things about my new job is that my youngest son is at the same school so he can now bring friends home from school with him which he was really excited about - 'cept that it's happening pretty much every evening at the moment! And as soon as they get here they're straight onto the computer and the only reason they get off is either to eat, or to let my other son on to do his homework! Having said that, even if I do get to bag a turn, I don't have time to anyway!!! However, things feel a little more settled and routine this week so I'll soon get back into the swing of things.

In the meantime, here is my Promarkers offering for this week. This is for the Polka Dots and any colour theme and I have to get in quick because it's the last day for the challenge!!! Watch this space for a more organised 'Me'!!! YAY!
Thanks for stopping by! :o) xx

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

What happened???

OK, who nicked Monday and Tuesday??? OMGosh, I have been soooooo busy and have completely lost time! I love my new job so much, but I keep falling asleep within minutes of arriving home!! This is bad practise that I need to nip in the bud so now I daren't allow myself to sit down until everyone's fed!!

Anyway, I've lost so much time I'm on catch up BIG time! First of all, here is my offering for this month's Creatalicious Challenge. The challenge is to make a creation with the colour combo pink or plum,with burgundy and green. Also add some sort of lace,ribbon or fibre etc. and here is my offering:
I found this clock on the Reduced shelf at Tesco for £3 and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. I could be wrong but I think the paper is Anna Griffin - I've had it for a loooooong time so I'm quite confident that is probably is!! The flowers are all from Becs' own store and they are absolutely gorgeous!!!
Then I was sent this gorguss image from my lovely buddy Lesley so I used it on this card for the same challenge. The paper, lace and flowers are all from Becs' store.
Then over at Winter Wonderland this week we are doing Vintage Christmas. I found this lovely image on a Joanna Sheen CD and thought he was perfect for Vintage!

Oh well, rushing as usual! Hope you're all having a great week! Thanks for stopping by! :o) xx

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Winter Wonderland and Friday Sketchers

Boo Hoo! This is officially it - the last day of the summer holiday. Although I've technically gone back to work, the children aren't back until tomorrow and it feels quite weird. My youngest is going back to his last year in first school and that is so scary. In the meantime, my eldest will be doing SATS this year, and that's even scarier!! LOL!

So, here's my final offering for this week. Over at Winter Wonderland we're paying homage to Frosty the Snowman and I found this gorgeous digi image to make my card with
and in fact, digi images are a new phenomenom for me. Thankfully my printer ink seems to like Promarkers so I have been looking around for new images to play with, and I found this, and some more delightful freebies over at Inger's place. Inger is a designer for Panduro and her images and papers are just absolutely amazing, and she makes the most gorgeous projects. If you've not yet discovered her, go take a look for yourself.
I used Inger's image on my card for this week's Friday Sketchers offering. It was a lovely simple sketch to follow and here is my take on it:

And that's all my playtime gone for this weekend now. Time to have a last minute run through to make sure that everyone has everything they need before the bell goes tomorrow morning! Have a fun Sunday and thanks for stopping by! :o) xx

Friday, 4 September 2009

Girly and Glittery

OMGoodness, what a surprise!! My card for last week's Promarkers Challenge got picked for the winner's podium! How exciting is that! I've never won a blog candy thingy in my whole life so I was over the moon!
This week's theme is Glittery and Girly and the colour choice is yours - well, I had the most fabulous fun with this one, ask me to add glitter and I'm happy to oblige - I just need to be told when to stop though! LOL!
My photography's not what it could be - you can't really see that the blue mount background is glitter card, and the big strawberry on the image is glittered too, as well as the embellishments, so I did a close up to show that I have gone to town with the sparkly stuff!!! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by here, and have a great weekend! :o) xx