Monday, 21 December 2009

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year xxx

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Well it does not look like I am going to get another card on this side of the Christmas, so I just wanted to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I have been such a bag blogger lately and have had no time at all to make cards for various reasons which I won’t bore you with, so if you don’t get a card this year I do apologise but there is a goodish reason for it :)

Don’t forget you have until 5th January to join in the Mega Challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers, so if you do have any new crafting goodies you can test them out on our challenge, all you need to do is “Anything but a card – Christmas or New Year theme

See you all in the New Year

Thanks for looking :)

Hugs Gina xxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

ProMarker Challenge “Christmas Bonanza”

We have a fantastic challenge over at PFP this month starting from 9am today (1st December) and ending at 9am on the 5th January 2010. For this challenge we would like to see your creations using any colours of promarkers but we want you to make ‘anything but a card - with a Christmas theme’. As this is an extra special challenge our sponsors have come up trumps and we have some amazing prizes up for grabs.

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Firstly our grand prize has been generously donated by Letraset – they have given us a whole set of promarkers, which includes the old and new colours – that’s 148 pens!! Plus they have also given us 2 x 5 promarker theme packs.

Joanna Sheen has kindly donated a £10.00 voucher for her online store.

Funky kits has kindly donated 8 prizes of Sugar Nellie stamps: 4 x Maggie & Hamish stamps PLUS 4 x Home Grown stamps.

Stampeezee has kindly donated a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.

Whiff of Joy has kindly donated a ‘Fred Celebrating Elephant’ stamp designed by Alison Acton.

We have a gorgeous stamp set called “a little bit of happiness” and roll of red gingham ribbon kindly donated by Julie, who is an independent stamping up demonstrator.

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Wow, I hope you’ll agree that these are amazing prizes! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to make ‘anything but a card - with a Christmas theme’. You can enter as many times as you like throughout the challenge.

Right now onto my creation, I have made a voucher card holder which I found on you tube, it was really easy to make and so useful at this time of year. I used all SU papers again, sorry I am a bit addicted to them and don’t forget they are available from Julie,

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Thank you for looking

Hugs Gina xxx

Saturday, 28 November 2009

SCSC DT card

This weeks challenge at SCSC is set by the lovely Wendy and is “Christmas trees”, the DT have done some fabulous cards so please pop over and take a look,

Now I wanted the image to do all the talking on this card so have not been too fussy, all of the papers are from SU all available from Julie and the image is forever friends.

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I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, thank you for looking

Hugs Gina xxx

Friday, 27 November 2009

Candy over at Passion for ProMarkers

We have some great candy over at Passion for ProMarkers weekend workshop, as you know Debbi designed a craft pack for Letraset, well we have been given one to give as a prize to one lucky commenter. All you need to do is leave a comment and if you like put a pic an link on your sidebar, the candy finishes on 15th December just in time to get your hands on it before Christmas :),

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Hugs Gina xxx

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Passion for ProMarkers DT card

This weeks challenge over at PFP is Vintage and was chosen by Maria, I really did struggle with this one, I am not convinced by my card so please pop and check out the rest of the DT cards to see what vintage is meant to look like.

I have used K&Co papers and a greeting farm image coloured with the following PM’s

  • Hat & Dress – Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink & Antique Pink
  • Jacket and Band on Hat – Pear Green, Moss & Olive Green
  • Skin – Vanilla, Blush & Pastel Pink
  • Hair – Tan, Caramel & Cinnamon
  • Border – Warm Grey

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Our sponsor this week is Yellow Moon and one lucky winner will receive a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.

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Thank you for looking :)

Hugs Gina xxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Passion for ProMarkers DT card

This weeks challenge over at PFP was set by our Guest DT member Barbara. She would like us to use Burnt Umber and Marsh Green. Please check out the rest of the DT cards they are gorgeous

Ok here is my card, the papers I used are Basic grey and I used a manga image from Sugar Nellie and coloured with the following ProMarkers

  • Top and Boots – Pear Green, Marsh Green and Olive Green
  • Jumper, Bow and Tights - Burnt Umber, Terracotta and Henna
  • Hair –Tan, Caramel and Burnt Sienna
  • Skin – Vanilla, Pale Pink and Baby Pink

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Our sponsor this week is Letraset and one lucky winner will receive a 5 pack of promarkers.

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Thank you for looking :)

Hugs Gina xxx

Award from Denise

I had this gorgeous award from my partner in crime at PFP Denise, thank you overthetopaward[1][2][1]

The award comes with a few with rules, which are:
Pass this award on, post on their blog to let them know you left this award, and then answer a list of questions in ONE word.

1. Where is your cell phone? Next to me
2. Your hair? Needs cutting
3. Your mother? Caring
4. Your father? In Heaven
5. Your favourite food? Choccy
6. Your dream last night? Naughty
7. Your favourite drink? Zero
8. Your dream/goal? To be Happy
9. What room are you in? Craft room
10. Your hobby? Card Making
11. Your fear? Spiders
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Confident
15. Muffins? Choc chip
16. Wish list item? Lottery win
17. Where did you grow up? West Brom
18. Last thing you did? scheduled my card
19. What are you wearing? PJs
20. Your TV? Always on
21. Your Pets? Dog
22. Friends? barking
23. Your life? Ok
24. Your mood? Irritable
25. Missing Someone? Always
26. Vehicle? C3
27. Something you’re not wearing? watch
28. Your favourite store? greeting farm
29. Your favourite colour? Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Today
32. Your best friend? Dave
33. One place that I go to over and over? Craft room
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favourite place to eat? Carvery

I think most of you have already had this award but if you havn’t please take it and let me know, I do love to see all about you :)

Hugs Gina xxx

Saturday, 14 November 2009

SCSC DT card

This weeks challenge over at SCSC was set by the lovely Donna and is “Four Seasons” now I know Christmas is not really a season but it is the season of good will and the season to be merry so that is why I have gone with Christmas, please pop over and join in the challenge and don’t forget to look at all of the other fabulous cards.

All of the papers are SU and available from Julie, the image is from Sugar Nellie and coloured with of course ProMarkers :)

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Well I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, thank you for looking :)

Hugs Gina xxx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Passion for ProMarkers DT card

This week we have a great sketch from Ida as the challenge over at PFP with any colours.

Our sponsor this week is Secret Crafter and the lucky winner will receive 6 promarkers of their choice :)

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I have used the gorgeous digi image “Winter Sophie” from Digistamp Boutique, the colours I used are as follows

  • Coat, Hat and Boots – Red, Crimson
  • Scarf, Gloves and Tights – Grass and Leaf green
  • Robin – Cinnamon and Red
  • Skin – Vanilla, Blush and Pastel Pink
  • Hair – Tan, Cinnamon

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Thank you for looking :)

Hugs Gina xxx

Saturday, 7 November 2009

SCSC DT card

I am back at SCSC this week and it is my challenge woohooo, the challenge is to make a easel card, how easy is that :) This is my first one….I know I am a little behind everyone else :) Please go and check out the rest of the DT they have done some gorgeous cards :)

So here goes, I used my new lottie image from greeting farm, I have layered her with nesties that I had for my birthday from my partner in crime at PFP Denise (thanks Denise!) and used Basic grey papers, the sentiment and punches are SU

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Here is a close up of this cute image :)

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Thanks for popping by and any comments you leave :) Have a great weekend :)

Hugs Gina xxx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Passion for ProMarkers DT card

I bet you have all forgotten who I am :) at last a card. Thank you to everyone for all of your birthday wishes and get well wishes too, my shoulder and neck are on the mend and it just a matter of exercise and time now. So I figured if I can hoover I can make cards :)

So onto this weeks card for PFP, the challenge was set by one of our guests Manda and is a colour challenge of "Canary and Grass". I nearly chickened out of putting this card in but I had my arm twisted by Denise :) for some reason I could not get her hair right so please forgive me, but it is my first cards in weeks…..well that is my excuse and I am sticking to it :)

I used all Stampin Up papers available from Julie, the image is sugar nellie

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Right that was short and sweet for my first post back, I will be back soon :)

Thanks for looking

Hugs Gina xxx

Saturday, 24 October 2009

And the winner is………

Ok before we get to the winner, I just want to thank everyone for there Birthday wishes and to everyone for entering into the candy. I have had a brilliant birthday and lots of crafting goodies, I have taken some pics which I am hoping to put on soon. I just want to say a huge thank you to my DT at PFP they were so fabulous for my birthday and bought me lots of pressies, big hugs to you all MWAH xxx

So here we go then the winner of my birthday candy is…….

*****  Karen at The Paper Pixie  *****

Congratulations

If you can send me addy to my email at cardkabin@talktalk.net, I will get your goodies out to you asap

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend

Hugs Gina xxx

Friday, 23 October 2009

Birthday and Blogoversary Candy

CANDY IS NOW CLOSED, THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 24TH

It is my 40th Birthday on the 22nd of October and my 2nd Blogoversary on the 23rd so to celebrate the two I thought I would offer a bit of candy :) it is just my way to say a huge “Thank you” to everyone who passed by and for being so kind to me :)

All you need to do it leave a comment, add a pic and link on your sidebar and if you do want to you can follow me, but only if you want to come back!! :)

The candy will finish on the 23rd October at 7.30pm UK time. I will post anywhere in the world so anyone is welcome to join in :)

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Candy List -

  • My Minds Eye – Wild asparagus papers
  • Deck the hall clear stamps
  • 12 Scalloped cards & envelopes
  • 14 Designer Brads
  • 20 Paper flowers
  • Adhesive shimmer dots
  • 16 Jewel brads
  • Retro Rose Designer papers (LLB)
  • Wild Blossoms paper pack

This post will stay at the top until the end of my candy,

Thank you for looking and Good luck! :)

Hugs Gina xxx

Monday, 19 October 2009

For Sale – Craft ROBO

While I am not making cards, I have been having a bit of a clear out and decided to sell my craft ROBO, it is in perfect working order and is listed on eBay here, it has a starting price of 99p so if you want to bag yourself a bargain just click on the pic, I hope you don’t mind the plug, please pass it on if you know of anyone else that may be looking for one :)

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While I am here I just want to thank everyone for there good wishes, my shoulder and neck are feeling much better but I have got to go to the physio on Wednesday for acupuncture, so I am hoping that will ease the pain a bit more :)

Well I will go and enjoy my last 3 days in my 30’s now :) thanks for looking

Hugs Gina xxx

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

WEEK 20 - Any colours & a recipe

I am taking a break from PFP and SCSC for a few weeks until I get my shoulder sorted, I have got physio now for it so hopefully it will be sooner rather than later that I am back :)

So this week I thought I would do a slideshow from the PFP blog,

Onto this week's challenge, which has been chosen by Denise.  This week you can use any colours but there is a recipe to follow - 3 different shapes (not including your card base), 2 papers and 1 ribbon

Our sponsor this week is Letraset and the lucky winner will receive a 5 pack of promarkers.

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Please pop over and join in, thank you for looking :)

Hugs Gina xxx

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Week 19 - “Apricot and Cool Aqua + Flower”

Its week 19 at Passion for ProMarkers, how on earth did that happen :) This week our challenge was set by our guest Sam and is “Apricot and Cool Aqua + Flowers” it is such a pretty colour combo and I think my favourite so far, the DT have really gone all out and done some fabulous cards so please go and visit

Our sponsor this week is Craft Obsessions and the lucky winner will receive a martha stewart cosmos punch worth £10.50.  Also we thought you might like to know that craft obsessions currently has a special offer on ProMarkers at £1.50 each, but only for a limited time, so why not check out their online shop for details.

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Onto my card, I have used DCWV papers and my retro punches and SU punch, the image is a gorjuss girl coloured with the following ProMarkers -

  • Skin – Vanilla & Pastel Pink
  • Hair – Tan, Caramel & Cocoa
  • Dress & Socks – Cool Aqua & Duck egg
  • Hair Band & Socks – Apricot & Honeycomb
  • Shadow – Warm Grey 1

Well I did not do what I had hoped over the weekend, I left no comments at all, we had some radiators fitted through the week and spent the weekend cleaning up all of the mess, so once again I apologise :)

 

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

This weeks challenge at SCSC was set by the fabulous Jill and is “Animal Antics” the DT are gorgeous as usual so please pop over and take a look :)

I have used the gorgeous digi image from digistamp boutique and coloured with PM’s, the papers are all DCWV

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Sorry for such a short post, nearly forgot again. I can not believe my memory lately, sorry again for being so lapse with my comments. I am going to make an effort over the weekend to get round to as many as possible :)

Thanks for looking

Hugs Gina xxx

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

WEEK 18 - EMERALD & MARINE - ANYTHING BUT A CARD

This weeks challenge at Passion for ProMarkers has been chosen by our guest DT member Sarah B.  We would like to see your creations using the colours Emerald and Marine but the twist this week is 'anything but a card'.....so get your thinking caps on and please check out the DT creations because they are fab :)

Our generous sponsor this week is Yellow Moon/Baker Ross and the lucky winner will receive a £10.00 voucher to spend on anything at there online shop, with the Halloween season coming up Yellow Moon/Baker Ross have a fantastic Halloween range for you to get creative with,

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I have used a Lauren Meader template with papers from my stash. The image is sassy studio design digi image and coloured with the following ProMarkers

  • Hair – Tan, Caramel & Cocoa
  • Skin – Vanilla, Blush
  • Waistcoat, Skirt & Socks – Emerald, Grass & Pine
  • Shoes & Teeshirt – Marine, Petrol Blue

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Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Secret crafter Saturday challenge DT card

This weeks challenge has been set by the lovley Donna and is “One for the girls” now who does not like girly :) The DT have all done fabby cards so pop over and check them out, I have a feeling this challenge will be a biggie :)

I have used Sweet lolipop lily from Sassy Studio Designs,I have coloured her with new PM’s which are available from Wendy as Secret Crafter. The lolipop paper is DCWV and the rest is from my stash,

I have also entered this card into Digital Tuesday challenge which this week is “clean and simple”

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Hope you all have a lovely weekend, thank you for looking :)

Friday, 18 September 2009

Blog Hop winner

Thank you so much for all your gorgeous comments and fantastic response to our first blog hop over at Passion for ProMarkers.

The winner of a ProMarker pen and my card which I made is

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If you could email me here please, I will get your pen and card out to you, if I do not here from the winner by Tuesday, I will be re-drawn :)

Hugs Gina xxx

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Passion for ProMakers # 17 - Any colours & Polka Dots

This week's challenge over at PFP has been chosen by Debbi.  You can choose any colours this week but we would like to see polka dots somewhere on your project.  Our sponsor this week is Letraset and one lucky winner will receive a 5 pack of promarkers. 

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I have used the gorgeous cc design digi image for my card and all of the papers are DCWV, the colours I have used are

  • Skin – Vanilla, Blush & Pastel Pink
  • Hair – Tan, Caramel & Cocoa
  • Dress & Hairband – Antique Pink & Salmon Pink
  • Bow & Shoes – Soft green & Mint Green
  • Icecream – Vanilla, Putty & Red

We have a huge thank you to give everyone who has joined in the blog hop to win 56 new colours, you still have time to join in so pop over to Passion for ProMarkers for details and while you are there check out the fabulous DT creations :)

 

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Passion for ProMarkers Blog Hop

Welcome to our first blog hop, if you are playing along with the “hop” you should have just been to Denise’s blog and then after me you will go to Helen’s. If you are here and have no idea what I am talking about then pop over to Passion for ProMarkers for full details :) We are celebrating the launch of 56 new colours and have been given a fantastic prize, all the brand new colours from Letraset :)

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Now to play along you will need my word and it is “IN” now you should already have 3 words for the sentence, once you have the whole sentence go back to Passion for ProMarkers and leave the sentence in the comments box. Now after all of that I bet you want to see what the colours look like on a card, here is my card using all new colours

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The flowers, jems and ribbons are from a ribbon kit from Anglea at Angel crafts, here are the colours I have used :)

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Now each of us are having a mini candy and one person will win a ProMarker in one of the new colours and my card :)

Right see you all at the end, don’t forget you need to go to Helen next :)

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday challenge DT card

I nearly didn’t  make it with this card today, at one point I thought I should just go back to bed :). Firstly because I had a week and half off from cardmaking I completely forgot I had to make a card for SCSC (slapped hand), then once I had decided what to do, I must have had at least half a dozen phone calls to put me off, then after I made the card I could not find my bluetooth to upload it off my phone, and finally my back started aching, but hey ho I got there in the end :)

Now for my challenge card for SCSC which was set by yours truely and is “teenage boy” a card none of us like but all of us need, please visit the rest of the DT they have done so well with my challenge. So here is my card :)

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The image is from Sugar Nellie and coloured with some old and some new Woohoooo ProMarkers, all the new PM’s are now in stock at Secret crafter and even better Wendy is now doing free p&p, so now there is no excuse :). All of the papers and stars are from a kit I bought from SU.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and thank you for visiting :)

p.s Don’t forget Passion for ProMarkers “blog hop” starting tomorrow (Sunday at 10am)