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Friday 30 September 2022

Embossing Powders card

This was a very simple card for my son's birthday.  I took embossing powders, mostly from the Aged Frantage range and heated them, adding little more powder until I was happy with the effect and then mounted behind a circle aperture to look like a planet.  

The sentiment is from Kaisercraft - YOU! set.

The bottom pic shows the shine effect!

It's a dull and dismal day here in the Lakes so think I may crack on with Christmas cards until go to collect our little V after school!


Tuesday 27 September 2022

Food and Drink Challenge Passion for Markers

Morning everyone - well, just!  Today's card is for our new challenge starting today over at Passion for Markers - where our lovely Lisa MacVicar has chosen a great theme of Food and Drink.  Our sponsor this week, is the fabulous Polkadoodles and so I've used one of their great Christmas digi stamps -Feeding the Birds.  I've also teamed it up with these super new Christmas papers from Marianne Designs - such pretty colours - details below.

Marianne Products Used

Papers Jolly Christmas - PB7065 - NEW!
Round Frame/Bird Dies - LR0457
Presents - COL1439 and COL1460

Polkadoodles are offering the lucky winner of this week's challenge 3 digi images of their choice so come and join in the challenge.  Just remember, that you HAVE to use markers of some make or type to be eligible for the prize.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Christmas Gnomes

I do love a gnome at Christmas and I've loved using these new stamp and die Gnome sets from Marianne Designs.  They look perfect with the Marianne truck too!  I've made a batch in several different colour schemes and with some older Marianne papers but I've just received my DT pack for October and there are some new lovely papers - I think I'll be having a play this afternoon!

The only thing non-Marianne is the white snowflake frame - I bought it second hand so don't have the brand sorry.  Anyway, fully list of Marianne goodies below

Marianne Products Used

Gnome Stamp and Die Sets - CS1106 and CS1107 - NEW!
Truck Die - LR0641
Tree (from Car and Tree set) - LR0567
Lamp Post - LR0724
Starry Night Papers - PB7014

Friday 16 September 2022

Marianne Designs September release

This is for my DT post on the Marianne Inspiration blog today.  I've created a wintery scene using lots of the new releases this month - this little family of bears is so cute and I love the tiny forest critter dies too.  Full list of products used below.

Anja’s Triangle Stencil – PS8131- NEW!
Bear Dies – CR1601- NEW!
Tree Dies – CR1602 - NEW!/LR0378 
Forest Critters – CR1606 - NEW!
Cabin Die Set- COL1503
Tiny’s Snowy Signpost and Fence – LR0778 -NEW! 
Log – LR0680
Frozen Winter Papers- PK9172
Winter Wonderland Sentiment Die – CR1347f

Check our the blog here for a walk through of my make and also for lots of great inspiration for using Marianne products!


Tuesday 13 September 2022

Passion for Markers - Favourites

I'm sitting in the hostess chair for this week's challenge at Passion for Markers where I've chosen a theme of Favourites.  It can be anything - your favourite tool, product, embellishment, paper, type of card - the list is endless.  Just mention in your post what is your favourite item as I'd love to know when I visit!  I love die cuts and design paper and bright colours - I do try more muted but come back to the brights!  And, don't forget to use your markers on your card and let us know which ones you've used - colouring is also a favourite in my card making process.

As we're being sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps, I've used this fab Morag the Moo image from their catalogue - I do love a Highland Cow - we have a few up here in the Lakes and it's always lovely to spot them when out on a walk.

I've also used a few Marianne die cuts - details below.

Marianne Products Used

Art Texture XL Leaf Die - CR1598 - NEW!
Small Rectangle Frame- CR1563
Text Banner Dies - COL1507

As our sponsors, Di Digi are giving the lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice so do come and join in the challenge.

I look forward to seeing your makes!


Monday 12 September 2022

Broken Ankle Crochet project

When I broke my ankle at the beginning of this year, crochet was a life saver as it was something I could do keeping my ankle up etc.
I made this one for my daughter's birthday in May and she chose the colour scheme.  For the life of me I can't remember the pattern although I know I added the borders. Anyone who recognises the pattern let me know!