Friday, 29 April 2011

Passion for Promarker Challenge 97

Hello everyone, have you been watching the Royal Wedding? .... wasn't it fabulous, I blubbed most of the way through!  Weddings make me emotional anyway but today I was thinking of how proud Diana would have been of her sons........  I just love Royal occasions, the pomp and pageantry...... makes me proud to be British! 

The weather was perfect too, so pleased the forecasted rain stayed away.

And didn't Kate look beautiful, that dress was stunning, classy and elegant and William so smart in his uniform, they make a lovely couple and hope they will be very happy together.

Well onto todays card, there is a challenge over at Passion for Promarker and the theme this week is pre-historic, I thought this card fitted perfectly.  The image I found on the internet, coloured with Promarkers and the background papers are a free download from Create with TLC, the sentiment done on PC so a very cheap card to make!  

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the long weekend! 


Sunday, 24 April 2011

An announcement, a sketch and a blog hop!

Hello everyone! Finally I can tell you my exciting news!!  I have been chosen to be a DT member at Sunday Sketch & Stamp, the challenge blog is celebrating it's second birthday and there are a few surprises, first the blog is going to be a WEEKLY challenge blog and second there is not just me who is a new DT, pop over to Sunday Sketch and Stamp and see for yourselves who the rest of the DT-newbies are!

I am so thrilled to be part of the team and looking forward to lots of exciting challenges.

We have a fabulous prize for the winning card and as part of our huge celebrations, we are also having a blog hop. Simply visit each DT member's blog (the links are below along with their cards) and make a note of their birthday (which will be included in their post for this challenge). Then email a list of all the names and birthdays to the challenge email (see the sidebar), and you could be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize.

Also, while you are visiting the blogs keep an eye out - some of the girls are offering some delicious candy!

For those of you taking part in the blog hop, my birthday is 6th October, make sure you visit everyone's blog and send the full list of birthdays to the challenge email adress (, with the title 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!

The Sunday Sketch and Stamp DT-Ladies:

Maggie's Sketch
Here is my card for this weeks challenge

Card Recipe

Paper - Prima Sparkling Spring
Sentiment done on PC
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Lace and buttons from stash
Thanks for dropping by, hope you all had a fabulous Easter break and not eaten too much chocolate,I have, can't resist it!! 

Hugs, Barbara xx

Friday, 22 April 2011

I won the Lili of the Valley Challenge!!

Good morning everyone and a beautiful morning it is. I am really excited to share with you that I am the winner of the Lili of the Valley Challenge 92 with my entry which was 'Happy Birthday'.  How brilliant is that? First time I ever won a challenge and my fab prize is a gorgeous set of ribbons from The Ribbon Girl, I am really thrilled cos as you have all probably figured out by now that I am a huge LOTV fan!!

I also have some other exciting news to share with you very soon, at the moment its under wraps, but watch this space!!

Enjoy your Easter break, enjoy the sunshine and enjoy lots of choccie!!

Hugs, Barbara xx

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Lili of the Valley Dandelion Clock

Good afternoon everyone, hope you all have sunshine wherever you are.  It was lovely here in Cheshire this morning, the sun was shining and I even ventured out in t-shirt and flip flops but now its clouded over and its a wee bit chilly, but mustn't complain, summers on its way, yay!!!!

  Still, we managed to mow the lawn and do a bit of tidying up in the garden, it lovely to see the trees in bud and the birds twitterpating!  The entire side of our house is covered in ivy and its home to hundreds of sparrows and a family of wood pigeons, so its a little bit noisy at times but its fascinating to watch them fly in and out making nests for their little (and big!) babies!

This card is for my granddaughter Abbie's birthday next week......... and it fits a couple of challenges which is good.  The image is Dandelion Clock by LOTV, coloured with Copics and Promarkers. The digi sentiment is also LOTV, the papers are Fizzy Moon by Dovecraft.  Pearls, ribbon and lace from stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for looking, hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Lili of the Valley Easter Bunny

Good afternoon peeps!

Can't believe how long its been since I last blogged, where does the time go?? !!  Hope you are all well out there in blogland and where has the sun disappeared to?? .......At the weekend I was basking in the sunshine in vest top and shorts and then Monday.......... back to duvet jacket, boots and gloves, weird!!  How extreme is our British weather, but then its still early Spring so hopefully the sunshine will return and stay around.

This card I made a few weeks back and forgotten about it if I am honest!  I was just playing around and made this basket type holder for the little bunny and the choccy eggs.

 The paper is Prima ~ Jack & Jill Celebrate, the image is of course Lili of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers.  The lovely flower is also Prima ~ Pearl Penache Ice Castle.  Sentiment done on PC.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly ~ Truly Dimensional
Creative Inspirations ~ Easter

Well thats it for now, thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your day!


Barbara xx

Monday, 4 April 2011

LOTV Girl with Flowers

Hello there again everyone, hope you are all well and had a lovely Mothers Day yesterday.  I had a wonderful day, I was thoroughly spoilt, loads of flowers, choccies and pressies and taken out for lunch,
but of course I sooo deserve it, lol!! 

Well it's a miserable cold and wet day here in Cheshire, so ideal for staying in and crafting, which is what I intend to do, whether in reality that will happen, we will have to wait and see!   Can you believe I have been trying to upload these photos for a almost a week, its so frustrating!  Had problems with my internet connection and after countless calls and hours on the phone to my internet provider it was finally established that there was a problem with my router.  So off I went to PC World to find another one, explained to the salesman I needed one that was easy to install, cos I'm not brilliant with techno stuff.  He assured me the one I purchased was easy to install, so took it home.  Well nearly 3 hours later I was nearly throwing the darned thing through the window, I couldnt understand the instructions now matter how many times I read through them.  My daughter came to my rescue, even she struggled with the instructions and she is much more techno orientated than I!  Anyway, after a lot of trial and errror she got it working, eureka! 

Well now thats sorted hopefully there will be no more problems.  Onto these 2 little cards,the images are of course Lili of the Valley coloured with Promarkers. The turquoise and pink paper is Eline's Huis - In the Meadow.  The punch is Martha Stewart.

The pink and lemon card, not sure about this paper, I had it in my stash for a while so don't know who makes it, sorry.  I am trying to use up my bits of paper and card that seem to be taking over my craft room at the moment!  This size card - 12.5cm square, is ideal for using them up.

Well thats it for today, I do have a few more cards to add to my blog so drop by again soon and thanks calling in today!

Hugs,  Barbara xx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you mums and grandma's out there and if you don't have a mum anymore like myself, hugs to you too.  Hope you all have a lovely day being spoiled, we deserve it!!  Will try to be back later today with maybe a card or two.