Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year one and all!!!
May this year be the best ever!!!
To start off this year the Sisters of Craft have a challenge starting today sponsored by ......
I had to use two digis because they just went soooo well together and I rarely colour animals so this year is all about coming out of my comfort zone and trying something new!!!
If you haven't entered the challenge before then please...give it a go! its great fun!!!
A nice bright card to start the year with!

Have fun after all...that is what crafting is supposed to be all about!!! All the very very best

Love Michelle xx

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Happy New Years Eve!!!!!


Whoop whoop the end of a be honest a very busy...hectic...and not particularly good year!!! However today I am showing you a project for you all to have a go at using the gorgeous digi from Lacy Sunshine and our very talented Heather Valentin!!!

New years resolutions seem to go out the window so I have been making for my nearest and dearest list pads for 2015! that way you cant forget your resolutions...thoughts....things to do...its all in the book!!!

This is a 50p book ! oh yes! The image is coloured in promarkers: Praline, shale, vanilla, wild cranberry, starfish and sandstone! Yes...just 6 colours!!!
Cover the front in your chosen paper (mine was from the baby pad by Joy) and don't forget to add a tab for your pen!!!
Using a Tonic die I cut my gorgeous finished digi out, and using further tonic dies added some sexy corners!!!
Hehe...and finally the finished result!!! a keeper for the year ahead!!! Unique and very very pretty! Hope you like and you will go and check out all of Heather Valentins fantastic new digis in the New section of the shop!

Love to you all and have a safe and happy celebration!  Michelle xx

Sunday, 14 December 2014

sisters of craft December Challenge.

Good afternoon my friends!!!

It is a wee bit chilly for my liking! So here we are again and better late than never for me im afraid!!! but finally the wait is over!!!

This months challenge is sponsored by Art By Toni! you can find her Toni Arthurs on Facebook and purchase through paypal.
Truly inspirational and I love her work.
This card was made using one of her devine images and create metal card.
Have a cold and chilly day.
With love

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Steampunk snow...the only way to go!

Well good morning my dear friends!!!

I Should like to share with you a little make with the beautiful digis from Lacy Sunshine!

Todays make is the Gorgeous Steampunk Snow digi drawn by the wonderfull Heather!

You can purchase this digi over at

This digi was coloured using my gorgeous promarkers..colours:
Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Morning Mist, Sleigh bell, Star fish, tan, vanilla, coral, fire wood and satin.
Using Creata Mirror card, Creata scissors, Hazy Days papers and some gothic bling I came up with this!!!

Hope you like my inspiration for today and you will go check out the gorgeous new ethereal digis Heather has come up with in the new part of her shop today!

                                         toodles for now, love michelle xx

Friday, 31 October 2014

Sisters of Craft - November Challenge!!!!

Good morning my friends!!!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge on the sisters of craft blog!

As usual the theme is anything goes, however this months sponsor is the fabulous Tamara from The Stamping Chef!!!

Woo of my favourites!

So here is a peek at my dt make for you!

Hehe, isn't she so devine!! loads and loads of gorgeous inspiration over on the Sisters of craft challenge blog and of course the digs can be purchased from The Stamping Chef stop!

Have fun and I look forward to seeing all your wonderfull creations.

Love Michelle xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Paperbabes Stamps Sketch Challenge - take 2!

Evening folks, and isn't it a horrid one!

Well I have had a spurt and been playing with the few I have of the paperbabes stamps! And I have to say..fantastic quality!!! Absolutely superb!

So ...getting a bit carried away I made another entry!!!

This was made using the paperbabes gorgeous stamps, creata card, joy speciality card, white card. coloured with promarkers. corner dies were spellbinders.
Hope you like
Fingers crossed still
Love michelle xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Paperbabe Stamps sketch challenge!

Good evening folks!!! My dear friend Tina Maree has been reminding me that I have been very quiet of late so here I am, entering the Paperbabe sketch challenge!

These stamps are just stunningly beautiful and made in England! Designed by Kim Costello they are just fantastic!

Difficult to see the amount of glitter on this card but it is very sparkly!

So very very pretty this image and the words set is absolutely devine! I haven't many of the stamps but I hope to purchase more in the future!

This card was using made using obviously the gorgeous stamps, joy speciality card and irredescent glitter. coloured with promarkers.
Fingers crossed for me and I hope you like my make
Love michelle xx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Steampunk Cindy brings Sunshine alive!!!!

Good morning campers!!!

It is little old me again bringing you some sunday morning inspiration! This time I am using this devine digi from Lacy Sunshines Heather Valentin called Steampunk Cindy!

Promarkers used were caramel, vanilla, satin, putty, praline, tan, caramel, shale and burnt sienna.

 And here she is all coloured!
 With a fine line mark I drew round the image to look like faux stitches, and put some gathered vintage style lace around it.  I matt and layered with creata dark green mirror card and some gorgeous creata paper on the base of the card then added the image on foam pads. finally a beautiful satin ribbon to finish.
Very muted...but oh so glamorous and pretty! Pop over to the Lacy sunshine blog and the shop and have a delve through all that lushness.
Also to the Creata website...more yumminess to go with your digis!
Take care, back soon, love michelle xx

Monday, 6 October 2014

A bit of Joyous inspiration!


Mad Michelle here again to wet your appetite with some inspiration I hope!

Now...I have been having a breeze through my crafty stash and I came across these:

Now I have no idea why I have purchased these as I never as a rule make baby cards so I thought....mmm what else can I make with these lush papers! is what I have made!!!
Girl about town card using the joy stamp, baby girl papers, joy heart boarder.

Marianne stamp, boy paper pad, joy flourish die.

Creata horse stamp, baby boy paper pad, docrafts bow.

Baby girl pad, creata rose stamp, joy flourish die.
All coloured with promarkers.
4 very different samples I think you will agree, but completely gorgeous!
Have a lovely day and ttfn! xx

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Sisters of Craft - October 2014 Challenge!

Good Morning Everyone!!!

Today is the launch of a new challenge over at Sisters of Craft!

And this months sponsors at Ditzie Digi Designs  (must say such a variety of digis...soooo many choices!!!)

Here is my sample for this months challenge...the digi is called "How-Do"

Also used on this project was creata mirror card, graphit markers, joy and spellbinders cogs dies!
Hope you like!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Lacy sunshine Thursday!!!

Good Morning Everyone!

I have been having a play with my new promarkers and the gorgeous co co la belle digi from Lacy Sunshines!  Isnt she a fantastic fairy!!!  Check out the lacy sunshine blog...full of ideas and colourfull creations!!! Here is how I did it!

Here is the lush digi with the gorgeous new Limited Edition Spring Summer 2014 promarkers set.

Here is it coloured...loving it! and the joy paper pad I used to continue my project. I also used the friend/ love flourish joy stamp, Victorian velvet distress ink pad, rose pink promarker, sudio light pad PPSL05 and pink creata mirror card

And the final make...a gorgeous gift bag! Hope you like my project today!
See you soon, love michelle.xx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Sisters of Craft - New Challenge!!!

Howdy my friends!!! Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Sisters of Craft challenge blog! As usual it has a anything goes theme and is being sponsored this month by Vince Price!

Here is my make for you to have a gander at!

Made using vince's gorgeous designed made especially for the sisters, coloured in promarkers! Wording by Visable Image Stamps. Papers by Joy available from Creata website, floral paper also available there!
Loving the zingyness of this as I usually like to do dark cards!
Have fun whatever your doing and do pop over to the challenge got to be in it to win! xx

Friday, 29 August 2014

Lacy Sunshine - School!

Good Morning my friends..

I can now tell you all that I am part of the Lacy sunshine creative team! whoop whoop! so very happy and as an added bonus....its my birthday!!!

Happy day today and I thought I would share with you my first make for the blog...

The gorgeous Hannah (yes I have finally added a watermark to my work...wip too!)  coloured in promarkers : Rose pink, hearthstone, vanilla, sleigh bell, fresh blossom, pale pink, april shower, peony, coral and caramel
Added to a mdf board coloured in rose pink promarker, distressed with Victorian velvet and using hazy days papers and embellishments from my stash.  The punch that I used on this piece was a Marth Stewart! Sprayed liberally with crafters companion glitter! have to have a bit of bling don't you!!! hehe!
This will be taking pride of place on my craft room door as I am going girlie this month!
Hope you like and will catch up with you soon.
Love michelle xx

Monday, 18 August 2014

Creata Challenge - in your dreams!

Good Morning Everyone!

A new challenge starts today over on the creata challenge blog...its in your dreams!!!

Ah such a lovely theme! 
This is my dt make for this one! its using a Heather Valentin Lacy Sunshine digi, coloured in Graph its. Creata products used are the new joy papers, sticky lace ribbons and satin card.
Elegant, sophisticated, and just like my dreams...colourful
Have a great week
Love Michelle xx

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Tiddlyinks Design Team Call!

Hiya all!!! Well I thought I would give this a shot too!
This was coloured using promarkers, Tiddly inks digi "vamp me", black card from my card stock and joy creata stamps.

I have used a gold rose print acetate on this card, the digi "forever" from tiddly inks, coloured with promarkers, silver card and die by Joy from Creata online.

The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes Challenge


          Definitely on a roll! this is using a glorious Tamara digi from The Stamping Chef!!!


Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge

Oh Kenny K digis!

Here is my entry into their challenge!
Oh yes, this girl is rocking!!1
Wish me luck!

Polkadoodles challenge!

Afternoon everybody!

I have been having a lull and decided to move my huge great hippo butt today! first of my entries into a challenge for ages and its the Polkadoodles challenge - clash of colours!

Using a gorgeous oriental digi by polkadoodles, create papers and mirror card. buttons from my stash!
check out the challenge on:

Monday, 4 August 2014

traffic light colours!

Another make from me today, again using the Victorian Lizabeth digi from Lacy sunshine.

This time I have entered it in Kerries Kraft Corner Challenge on facebook. coloured in promarkers and made using the new joy die, joy papers and creata craft card all available on line. xx

hot colours

Good Morning all!!!

I have had a busy weekend with the new lush digi from Lacy Sunshine which I just adore!

Here is a card I have made using said digi:

Unusual and out of the box for me but sometimes you just need to challenge yourself! I used the graphit markers numbers:
8280,2110, 1170, 1250, 1140, 4155,5120,5130,5125, 4135 and 5160.

challenges entered with this are:

Sunday, 3 August 2014

New Creata Challenge - inspired by a song!

Morning Peeps

Well a new challenge has started over on the creata blog and its "inspired by a song"

So difficult for me as I love music but I had to pick two so here goes:::
First its ...Tango in the night by Fleetwood Mac!
Creata products used are mirror card, new joy double flourish die, bow purchased from the website

Second its.....Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
Creata Producs used are mirror card, bow and buttons purchased from the website and double sided adhesive.
A bit of fun but so enjoyable.
So for your chance to win some creata bootie get creating and enter this fortnights challenge!!!
Love michelle

Thursday, 31 July 2014

sisters of craft august challenge - sponsored by scrappers delight

Good morning!

The sisters of craft blog challenge has started with a spring in its step this month!

Here is my sample:

The proposal!
Card made using the new joy dies, simply gorgeous papers purchased from creata on line, new joy papers also purchased from creata on line. coloured using Graphit markers!
I love this one! xx
So pop on over to the sisters of craft new challenge, enter and win some of these beautiful digis!!!
check out my sisters blogs too!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Something a bit different!

Morning folks!

My dear chef friend has a gorgeous nephew who is 5 next week so as he is so busy I made him a card for him.
This was made using some card from my stash, the do crafts stamps purchased from Creata online, Creata card, and a digi I purchased yesterday!
Bright and funky and dead easy!
Hope you like it!
Chow xx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Tutorial using Promarkers and Toni Arthurs Digi!

Evening all!

As promised here is a step by step of the colouring I have used to make this card.

Promarkers Colours used in the correct order!
Rose Pink
Antique Rose
Blossom again
Pear Green

Firstly with your rose pink promarker go round the edges of the large flowers in the design and in inside and outside of the butterfly in the middle. There are lots of tiny dots (blossom) around in the heart and randomly colour in with your rose pink.

With your blossom promarker colour over the rose pink over the whole of the flower heads.  colour over the pink already on the butterfly and draw out. 

With the vanilla once again over the large flowers and over the complete butterfly.

Now add some depth of colour with the antique rose on the butterfly and in the center of the little flowers and blossom dots

fill in the flowers with your blossom promarker and over the butterfly.

How are you doing ? Keeping up??? You do not need to be exact, this digi is fabulously forgiving. Finally you can add the pear green as above.  and voila!
My finished design on a card using creata paper pads, new joy papers and gorgeous little porcelain flowers from my stash!
Any questions please do not hesitate to leave me a message or tag me on facebook and I will endeavour to help!
More to follow!
Love michelle xx