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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Pink &Pretty

Hi Bloggers

Yes it's the next challenge from Lemon Shortbread and this time I went PINK



Isn't she just so cute, she is called Wildflower Basket Fairy and I coloured her with ProMarkers
I made a flip book for a swap I was doing, it was my first one, and I really enjoyed making it





I hope you like my make and that you will join our challenge this time

Happy Crafting
xxx
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Hmmmm Peach, Yes or No?

Hi Bloggers

It,s time for the next Lemon Shortbread challenge and for my DT make this time I went with  colour I hardly ever use, peach, and I'm still not sure if I like it or not. What do you think?


The gorgeous image is
and I coloured her with ProMarkers. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the flowers &pearls are from my stash

I hope you will come along and join our challenge this time

Happy Crafting
xxx
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

With Love

Hi Bloggers

It's time for me to share my latest DT make for Lemon Shortbread with you all, and to let you know that today is the start of Challenge #24



I used the super sweet

Heart of Roses

and coloured her with my ProMarkers, colours listed below, and I didn't want to do too much on my card as I wanted the image to shine. I used a sheet of paper from my stash along with an oddment of thin pink ribbon and lace scrap. The sentiment was from a set that was a freebie on a magazine and I added 2 pink flat back pearls
I hope you like the simplicity of my make this time and that you will come along and join us in the challenge this time

Happy Crafting
xxx
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ProMarkers Used
skin - saffron, blush, vanilla, sunkissed pink
hair/eyes - twilight sky, polar blue, april shower
dress/jewellery - sunkissed pink, putty, morning mist
roses/heart frill - mustard, buttercup, daffodil bloom
leaves - soft green, fresh meadow
flower frill - twilight sky, april shower
shadow - iced pearl

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

Friday, 2 September 2016

Whoops!

Hello Bloggers
Well I'm not sure why this post didn't happen on Tuesday but it didn't so I'm here today with my DT post for 

Lemon Shortbread





I used Cute Mermaid Waving and coloured her with Spectrum Noir Pencils, colours below, and added Glossy Accents to the bubbles. I added some grass/leafy die cuts in blue vellum & pink glitter card along with some sea animals that I fussy cut. The papers are from my stash and I stamped the greeting using a distressed looking alphabet stamp set I have

I hope you can join in the challenge this time

Happy Crafting
xxx
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Spectrum Noir Pencil Colours Used
tail - 038,039,037,041,042
skin - 063,062,061
hair - 030,028,029,034
top/shell - 045,044,042
eyes/stars - 020,019,018,017
bubbles - 063

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks
Aud Sentiments
Craft Rocket Challenges
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafty Girls Creations
Hanna and Friends - Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid
Moving Along with the Times - Things From The Sea
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge
Crafting By Designs
Crafty Gals Corner
Fab'n'Funky


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Beautiful Blue Lagoon

Hello Bloggers

It's the start of a new challenge at


and I can't believe I am actually sharing some MALE cards that Ive made, not that I'm sharing them but that I actually made more than the one I needed to make but because the papers were so fab and funky I thought they would work great for men's cards

I used the Blue Lagoon paper pack


For my first make I needed a card for my cousin who is going to be 12, so I wanted to make it bright but not too young for him. The stamp is a Papermania clear cling stamp, coloured with various Sakura pens. I cut different sizes of various designs from the Blue Lagoon paper set and matted them onto white card before layering them up onto a 6x6" white card blank




For my others I used white 5x5" card blanks. I did 2 in a similar way to the first card but I just edged the paper pieces with black ink instead of matting onto white card, the other one I cut a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from some of the papers and black card and added them straight onto the card blank

I hope you will come along and join in our challenge, it's always
ANYTHING GOES
and you can win your choice of 3 fantastic paper packs

Why not take a peek at the Etsy shop PaperLozzy where you can buy the paper packs for only £1.20 each!!!

Happy Crafting
xxx
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

BOO!

Made You Jump

I'm celebrating Halloween early with my blog post today
It's time for the next Lemon Shortbread Challenge and I decided to use this super cute girl called



I know Halloween stuff is meant to be scary but she is just sweet, I coloured her with ProMarkers (colours listed below) and used Glossy Accents on her pearls

I hope you will join our challenge this time

Happy Crafting
xxx
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ProMarkers Used
skin - apricot, oatmeal, blush, sunkissed pink
hair - mustard, pastel yellow, vanilla
eyes - powder blue, arctic blue
dress/headband - burgundy, crimson, ruby, chilly red
black, cool grey 5,4 & 3
shoes - black, cool grey 5,4 & 3
bats - black, cool grey 5,4,3 & 2, putty
leaves - aubergine, sugar plum, plum, purple
ground - warm grey 5,4,3,2 & 1
sky - grey green, pebble blue, tea green
skulls - khaki, pastel beige, champagne

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Digi Choosday
Through the Craft Room Door
Tuesday Throwdown
Love to Scrap

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Peace & Love

Hi Bloggers

Its Tuesday so that means time for the next challenge at


and this is Challenge 21!!! I can't believe we are at 21 already

I used the fabulous 60's Love Peace Girl image and made a cool bookmark


I coloured her with ProMarkers, colours listed below, and added Glossy Accents to the heart. I used 2 strips of the same paper, back to back, and sandwiched the ribbon between them at the top before sticking the image to the front

I hope you will join in with our challenge this time

Happy Crafting
xxx
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ProMarkers Used
skin: apricot, oatmeal, blush, sunkissed pink
hair/lips/heart: heatwave, sunset, lipstick red
eyes: caramel, sandstone
dress: aubergine, plum, mandarin, pumpkin, amber, turquoise, frosted jade, pastel green, Sakura burgundy glitter gelly roll
tights/make-up: turquoise, frosted jade, pastel green
boots: mandarin, pumpkin, amber
headband/earrings: aubergine, plum

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

Monday, 1 August 2016

My 1st New DT Make & 1st Birthday Celebration

Hi Bloggers

I've been waiting for ages to write this post, it's my very first DT post for

I just LOVED making this as I got to play with lots of papers and stamps and do fussy cutting



I upcycled the plastic inner reel from a dst roll, wrapped it in pink ribbon, tied more ribbons in pinks & purples to the bottom and made a hanging loop at the top. I printed off several pink & purple sheets from the Paper Mixed Media collection, available here and here and stamped some Dreamees flower stamps using a black Memento ink pad in various sizes. Once I had cut them out I slightly curled them round an embossing tool, glued them together and added a co-ordinating colour pearl for the flower centre. Once the flowers were dry I used hot glue to fix them to the reel and ta-daaaaa a pretty wall hanging made from something I would have thrown away

If you are like me an have a slight paper obsession you really NEED to visit Lozzy's Etsy shop


where there are sooooooo many beautiful paper packs at just £1.20 each and each collection contain between 8 & 30 different sheets

BUT

Today it just happens to be not only my first DT post but the blogs 1st Birthday


So for our Celebration Challenge we are going to have 12 yes 12 winners. Just think all those chances to win your choice of some fabby digi paper packs. Head over to the main blog here and enter for a chance to win

Happy Crafting
xxx
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

My Birthday Blog Candy


MY BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY


Hello Bloggers

As it's my birthday on July 31st I am running a little blog candy but with a difference
I have a page on FaceBook where I sell my cards & crafts to raise funds for my local Sue Ryder Hospice which is Thorpe Hall. My aunt spent her final days there in January this year, and my children's dad spent his last days there in 2002. The staff there are the best and always helpful, considerate and can't do enough for you. They treat their patients like people and not just numbers on a to-do list.
To be in the running for a chance to win my little candy I'm nor asking for you to follow my blog or share my candy (though you can if you wish) I would like it if you would like my FaceBook page and share it on your FaceBook or blog. I know 99.9% of you will make you own crafty items but the more people I can get to view & like the page the more money I will hopefully raise


https://www.facebook.com/LilliRoseThorpeHall/

Once you have liked and shared my page if you pop back here and comment on this post that you have done so I will add your name to the draw. I will get my hubby to pull a name out the hat (more than likely a cup though) on 14th August so I will take entries until 11.59pm on 13th August GMT

Now this might be a bit cheeky but if you would not only like another entry into my blog candy draw but also help raise funds for the hospice and be in a raffle for a chance to win a crochet Teddy Bears Picnic set that I made, then there is a post pinned on my LilliRose page where for £1 a number you can be in the draw to win. There are only 20 numbers left and for every number you buy you will not only get your name into the raffle but also into the blog candy draw. Click the link below to take you to the raffle post

Raffle For ThorpeHall

I will cover the cost of posting the blog candy and the raffle prize to anywhere in the world
The blog candy is a selection of handmade paper flowers, paper straws & 2 large gem set metal buckles plus I will add some ribbons too

Thank you
xxx
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Playing with my Pencils

Hi Bloggers

It's time for me to share my DT make for the new challenge at



I wanted to get back into using my Spectrum Noir pencils so went with a CAS card as I love this image and think she looks cute without needing any embellishments and papers. The only things I used other than pencils was Glossy Accents on the balloon, a black fine liner and stamp
The image is called


and I've listed the colours I used below

I hope you will come along and join us in our 20th Challenge, and don't forget to join the FaceBook page here for all the latest news

Happy Crafting
xxx
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Spectrum Noir Pencils Used
skin - 009, 006, 004
hair/teddy - 093, 092, 090, 089
eyes - 081, 079, 078
dress - 058, 057, 044
flowers - 058, 057, 044, 079
balloon/tights - 081, 080, 079, 078
boots/pocket - 063, 062, 061

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Sweet Little Fairy

Hello Bloggers

It's time again for the new challenge at

Lemon Shortbread

and I used to super sweet

Curtsy Floral Fairy



Isn't she just so cute
I decided she would be perfect for my cousin's little girls birthday, Maysie loves pink & fairies
I coloured her with ProMarkers, colours listed below, and added glossy accents to the flower centres. I used a Dovecraft pink doily, Magnolia butterfly paper and lilac card embossed with a DoCrafts swirl embossing folder. The butterfly is from a Tonic punch, gems & the number 3 from my stash and I cut the 'today' using a Tattered Lace alphabet die set

I hope you like my make this time and come along and join our challenge

Happy Crafting
xxx

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ProMarkers Used
skin - apricot, oatmeal, blush, sunkissed pink
hair - amethyst, wild orchid, orchid
flowers - maroon, fuchsia pink, pink carnation, blossom
dress - sky blue, arctic blue, powder blue, Sakura blue glitter, fuchsia pink, pink carnation, blossom
wings - sky blue, arctic blue, powder blue, Sakura blue glitter, maroon, fuchsia pink, pink carnation, blossom

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Colouring in Scrapland
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Stamps & Fun = Creativity
Crafting When We Can

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Happy Me !!! New DT

I have been jumping up & down waiting to share my news

Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE papers and now I get to play with lots and lots of gorgeous papers as part of my new DT position at



I can't wait to get started and will be sharing my 1st DT project with you all on 1st August

Happy Crafting 
xxx

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Feeling Fruity

Hi Bloggers

I'm sharing something fun & bright today, I suppose it's a bit summery ........ unlike the weather here at the moment, don't know what's happened to summer lol



I am a member of a FaceBook group where we do lots of swaps including Pocket Letters with different themes each time. The theme this time was 'FRUITY'
I knew straight away that I was going to use my Tilda with Cherry Basket stamp, and coloured her with ProMarkers (colours listed below). As Tilda was too big to fit inside a pocket I stuck her to the front on a pocket. I used Memento Dew Drop ink pads in various colours and Clearly Besotted Fruitilicious stamps for my ATC cards and did the borders by hand. I love the CAS style of this and finished it off with Bakers Twine in co-ordinating colours

I hope you like my make today

Happy Crafting
xxx
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ProMarkers Used
skin - apricot, oatmeal, blush, sunkissed pink
apron/socks - satin, primrose, ivory
dress/headscarf - peacock green, lush green, emerald
hair/cherries/shoes - crimson, ruby, chilly red
basket/shoes - burnt sienna, caramel, praline
buckles - Sakura gold glitter gel pen

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

LOVE This Image

Hello again Bloggers

I so couldn't wait to colour this image when I chose it as my DT digi for this times Lemon Shortbread challenge


She is called Moss Fairy Skull and was a joy to work with. I decided to make a notecard to go with a swap I am sending to America, hope my partner likes it. The card is only 5" x 2.5" so I printed her pretty small but will defo be working on her in a larger size
I coloured her with ProMarkers, colours below, and used a dark grey card as the base card. The green doily is from a Dovecraft collection, the flower was white so I coloured in purple shades and that as well as the gems were from my stash

You can find her along with lots of other beautiful digi images, including gothic, fairy & cute, here

You can enter our challenge here with any image but if you use a Lemon Shortbread image you win more digi's

Happy Crafting
xxx
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ProMarkers Used
hair - ice grey 5/4/3/2
skin - apricot, oatmeal, blush
eyes - gold
flowers - slate, winter berry, lavender
amber, gold, mustard
feathers - herb green, pear green
wings - slate, winter berry, lavender
olive green, herb green, pear green
clear Wink of Stella glitter
dress - slate, winter berry, lavender
olive green, herb green, pear green
amber, gold, mustard
tights - slate, winter berry, lavender
olive green, herb green, pear green
skull - ice grey 5/4/3/2, gold

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Get Creative - Stamp, Doily, Purple
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Sweet Sixties

Hello Bloggers

I'm sharing my make for challenge #17 at
and I used the fabulous


I coloured her with ProMarkers, colours listed below, and used 2 quite busy papers from my stash. Finished with paper flowers, candi, pearls & ribbon
I hope you will join the challenge this time and also pop along to our Facebook page and share your Lemon Shortbread makes

Happy Crafting
xxx
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ProMarkers Used
skin - apricot, oatmeal, blush
hair - chestnut, henna, cocoa, cinnamon
top - forest green, bright green, leaf green
lips - putty, almond
eyes - duck egg, cool aqua
flowers - mandarin, pumpkin, amber, petrol blue, marine, turquoise, apricot, mustard, pastel yellow, soft green, tea green

Friday, 3 June 2016

Pretty Poppys

Hi Bloggers

I wasn't really sure whether to say 'Good Morning' or 'Good Night' seeing as its 12.48am right now so I went with the simple Hi :-)

I wanted to share something I made a couple of days ago, something a bit different for me


Now I know that when we moved to the bungalow I was going to stop saving everything with the intention of using them for some sort of project but I just couldn't throw away the plastic rings from the inside of dst rolls, they would make great mini wreaths. So thats what I did

I just love poppy stamps, dies and images and the stamp I used for these flowers was in a freebie set, along with the dies, in a Crafters Companion magazine pack. I stamped them with a brown inkpad and coloured with ProMarkers in Cornflower, Denim & Pastel blues. 
Firstly I covered the whole of the plastic ring with the blue gingham ribbon, leaving long tails and making a hanging loop at the top. Once the ring was covered I layered up the poppy petals, added the centres and used Glossy Accents on them for a bit of shine. I made the banner myself, coloured with the same blue markers, edged with the brown inkpad, and I used a small £1 alphabet stamp set from Hobbycraft. The sentiment isn't perfectly straight but I'm happy with it 

I hope you like it, and I have more rings saved to make more wreaths 
:-)

Happy Crafting
xxx
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I would like to enter this into these challenges:

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Twins Turn Three

Hi Bloggers

I'm sharing 2 cards today that I made recently for my cousins twin boys birthday. It doesn't seem possible they are 3 already & they are still as cute, and a lot more cheeky, as they were when they were teeny babies

I made both cards using Crafters Companion Scruffy Little Kitten stamps, coloured with Pro Markers and using papers & embellishments from my stash



I just love these stamps, they are so easy to colour and I'm actually quite pleased that I managed to make 2 boys cards that I like, my male cards are normally pants

Hope you like them
Happy Crafting
xxx
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Sweet Flowers

Hi Bloggers

I hope you are all well and enjoying your crafting whatever it is you are doing
Here in Peterborough,England we have had 5 days of lovely sunshine so I have spent some time gardening with my Mum and then sitting out in the evenings doing some crochet. Even though I'm not a great fan of the sun it has been a nice change to be able to get outside for a bit

Not only do I now have flowers in my garden I have my project for Lemon Shortbread Challenge #15
to share with you which has flowers on it too and the super sweet
digi image


I coloured her with ProMarkers & First Edition Twin Markers, colours below, and Sakura Gelly Roll Violet Sparkle on the dots on her dress. I decided I wanted to give her some special wings so I traced the original digi image wings onto blue vellum, scored the design, cut them out and stuck behind the fairy. I wanted to raise her from the card a little but I had run out of 1mm foam pads so I used a couple of layers of plain card behind her just enough to raise her 1-2mm
The papers are from a pad called 'All Bright Colors' by Craft Sensations and I added paper flowers in the same colours and 'Silver Pearl' Liquid Pearls drops to their centres and the card corners

I hope you like my inspiration for our 15th challenge and that you will come along and join us, as always its 'Anything Goes' and if you use a Lemon Shortbread image you can win 4 images instead of 3

***DT CALL***
We are having a DT Call looking for 2 new DT members to join us, for full details please see the post here

Happy Crafting
xxx
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ProMarker Colours Used
hair- walnut, burnt sienna, cocoa, cinnamon
skin - First Edition Markers rosy 10, nude 09, ivory 08
flowers - moss, pear green, magenta, carmine, cocktail pink
ribbon/shoes - magenta, carmine, cocktail pink
bow - magenta,carmine, cocktail pink, true blue, azure, sky blue
dress - true blue, azure, sky blue, aubergine, plum, purple

 
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