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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mami Doodles Challenge 40 - Altered Art/Home Decor.

The challenge over on Mami Doodles which started yesterday is Altered Art/ Home Decor & because it is the holiday season this challenge will run for 4 weeks so gives plenty of time to get some creating done. The prize for this challenge is the latest 3 Mami Doodles images released - Peter and the Pudding, Bea the Butterfly & Baby's First Christmas plus you will get to choose another of Elisa's gorgeous digi's. To take part all you have to do is link your Altered Art/ Home Decor project on the Mami Doodles blog. You don't have to use a Mami Doodles image but if you do (including freebies) you will be entered twice. You have until midday on the 12th of January 2012 to join in. Here is my DT project.
I made a door plaque for my daughter to put in her Christmas stocking. I used one of the 8 images you get when you buy Ligia & I gave Ligia a new hair do so that she looks like my daughter. The layers for the plaque were cut using my eCraft, Ligia was coloured using ProMarkers, the gem swirls were added using my I-Rock tool, flowers are from my stash & I used 3 different embossing folders. Hope to see some gorgeous creations for the challenge. Pam x

Friday, December 16, 2011

Commissioned Shoe card.

I love this digital stamp from Sketching Stamper. It was my very first digital stamp & I find I come back to it a lot. The leaf flourishes were cut using my eCraft & the purple card was glittered using Crafters Companion glitter spray, I love this stuff, it comes in 4 colours - Gold, Silver, Iridescent & Multi.
The sentiment is computer generated but I think it says it all!
Pam x

Commissioned Photo cards.

Here are 2 cards that were commissioned by my BIL's mother. She always gets photo cards done & with grand children so cute I can see why!
I cut the frame for this using my eCraft & then glittered it using stickles.
I thought this photo was just so cute.
I added glossy accents as water splashes. The frame was again cut using my eCraft.
Pam x

My new ProMarker & FlexMarker storage.

I have this great friend Yaz who has a very talented carpenter OH who was kind enough to make me new storage that would house my complete collection of ProMarkers & when I have them all the complete collection of FlexMarkers. This is the fabby storage I now have for all my markers.
The box is very sturdy & it can be left up right, on it's side or on its back & the markers will stay in place due to the dividers you can see in the photo above. Yaz's OH is in the process of finishing a craft desk for her & I can't wait to see it. He also makes fab children's furniture & I think the website will be live soon, they have a Facebook page where you can see some of the brilliant creations!!

Pam x

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mami Doodles Challenge 19

The theme for this challenge is
Make it Shine
Every one likes a bit of sparkle, especially in the festive season so this is an easy challenge. To take part all you have to do is make a project with some bling on it. You don't need to use a Mami Doodles image to enter but if you do (including freebies) you will be entered twice.

This is my DT make. I used one of the Ligia playing dress up images (you get 8 different Ligia's in various outfits with 2 different hair styles) & used the dress up add on image to turn her into an Angel.
The prize for this challenge is the last 3 Mami Doodles images released & they are
Looking forward to seeing some gorgeous creations.

Pam x

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mans Birthday card.

I was asked to make a birthday card for a man but the customer wanted the date of birth & the date of the birthday on it but I didn't really like the idea as it reminded me of a tombstone!!

So I looked up news paper archives & was lucky enough to find a news paper for the date of the birthday!

I cut the 50 using my eCraft.
Pam x

Mami Doodles Challenge 38

This week over at Mami Doodles the challenge is Fairytales are Real & Manuela set the challenge. The DT were all very inspired by the challenge but it is very interesting to see how we were all inspired in very different ways.
To take part in the challenge all you need to do is make a project & follow the theme of Fairytales are real, this is an easy enough theme to follow as there are so many things that can be used for fairytales!! If you use a Mami Doodles image (including freebies) you will be entered twice! The prize for this challenge is the last 3 images released (Under the Mistletoe, Tropical Santa & Holly) plus one of your choice. Pop over to the Mami Doodles blog to see the other DT entries for some inspiration!

I decided to do a LO for this challenge & used the Girly Girl image who was coloured with ProMarkers & FlexMarkers!

Pam x

Ouch LO

A few years ago my son fell while out in his nanna's & his uncle Gary notified everyone when he start screaming that Ryan had broken his arm. I ran to check what was up but am ashamed to say I ran screaming as soon as I seen his arm which looked very much like a s shape. Only my MIL's boyfriend was there my poor boy would have been left standing there. He was so brave & calmed down way faster than I did.
I thought this photo deserved to be made into a LO

Pam x

LOTV Christening Card

I love this LOTV image & find myself using it every time I need to make a Christening card. I used paper from the DCWV Luxury paper pack. The cross is the smallest from a Spellbinders set.

The image was coloured using ProMarkers & FlexMarkers.
The combo is
Sky Blue, Cool Aqua & Glacier Blue
Mulberry Fuchsia Pink & Pale Blossom
Blush & Soft Peach
Forest Green & Lime Green
Cool Grey 5,4,3 & 1

Pam x

Daddy's Girl LO

I really am trying my hardest to do more scrapbooking & was very good this week & got 3 done! This is the first of them.

Pam x

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mami Doodles Challenge 37

This week over at Mami Doodles the challenge is Christmas.
Here are 3 cards I done for the challenge, I haven't crafted for so long so once I started I just kept going, I also couldn't choose which of the many great Mami Doodles Christmas digital images to use.

This first one is using Elisa's newest digi "Under the Mistletoe" & this little cutie is going to be the November freebie so you will get it free with any Mami Doodles purchase for the next month!

ProMarker combo used is
Black & Cool Greys 5-1
Burgundy, Cardinal Red, Berry & Lipstick Red
Forest Green, Lime Green & Lime Zest
Antique White
I used Glimmer Dust to add some sparkly snow & a tartan bow to finish.

I just love this image called "The Storyteller" I think it is so sweet.
ProMarker combo used is
Sky Blue, Arctic Blue & Glacier Blue
Raw Sienna, Mustard & Buttercup
Burnt Sienna, Caramel & Sandstone
Cardinal Red, Berry & Lipstick Red
Bright Green & Leaf Green
Antique White
Blush & Soft Peach

For this card I used "Holly" She is just lovely. Elisa came up with this image after Wendy requested that the Mother Nature image would be great as a Christmas image with holly & I think they could be sisters lol!!

ProMarker combo is
Walnut, Burnt Sienna, Caramel & Sandstone
Blush & Soft Peach
Forest Green, Lime Green & Lime Zest.
I gave her red gem holly berries (for a bit of sparkle) &
used glossy accents on the holly leaves.

To play along with this challenge visit the Mami Doodles Blog. All you need to do is make a Christmas card but remember if you use a Mami Doodles image (including freebies) you will be entered twice.
The prize for this challenge is the last 3 Mami Doodles images released & they are Autumn Girl, Holly & Wanna Play plus one image of your choice.
The challenge will run for 2 weeks so that gives you until the 17th of November to join in!! All you have to do is add your link here.
Looking forward to seeing some great creations.

Pam x

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Published yet again!!


I submitted a card & a LO to Crafting Ireland to be published in issue 5 & Yay... My card was published. I am delighted, it really does feel great to see your work in a magazine.

Here is the card I submitted.
I used one of Elisa's newest images, I have a thing for snowmen so fell in love with this image as soon as I seen it & couldn't wait to use it!


I also submitted this LO & although it wasn't published I am still happy with it, I am betting that as each issue of Crafting Ireland comes there are going to be so many submissions but at least it gives me the nudge I need to start doing more scrapbooking!!!


Pam x

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mami Doodles Blog Hop Winner.................

............... As chosen by my darling hubby. I had planned on putting all the names into a bag & letting my daughter pick a winner but I am off in the gorgeous west coast of Ireland with my hubby to celebrate 14 years of bliss so I got the comments up & asked him to chose a winner & he picked......... Michaela, so congrats to you Michaela. You have won 4 fabby Mami Doodles images from the very talented Elisa!!
Michaela can you contact Elisa at to collect your prize!!
I look forward to seeing what you create with your fab new Mami Doodles images!!
Thanks to everyone who took part in the blog hop, remember the other DT members have to choose their winners so check out their blogs to see if you have won!

Pam x

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mami Doodles Blog Hop & Challenge 36 Black & Orange.

So I put my name forward to be a part of the Mami Doodles design team & after a vote by Elisa & the other ladies on the design team myself & 2 very talented ladies (Frances & Jenn) were chosen to be a part of the team! Take a look at their blogs to see the amazing work they do!
I am thrilled to be a part of such a great team & to be working with Elisa's fabulous images.
This is my first project for the Mami Doodles DT as a newbie & I was torn trying to choose just 1 of Elisa's images for my card but in the end I went with Mother Nature which is 1 of Elisa's newest images.

Here is my DT card!
I do hope that you will join us in this challenge.
To enter the challenge all you need to do is make a card, LO or altered item with the colour scheme of black & orange. Any entries using a Mami Doodles image will have 2 entries.

Elisa is also offering not 1 but 2 great spooky images for free.
The 1st is Scary Mummy & you need a password to down load it.
You can find the image on Elisa's blog.
You will need a password & it is hidden in this post & on the other DT members posts.
Here is a hint....... (notice the text?!?!)

The 2nd image is up for grabs on the Mami Doodles Facebook page. All you have to do to get the spooky Boo image is like the Mami Doodles Facebook page!

To welcome us newbie DT members Mami Doodles is having a blog hop with some prizes up for grabs so if you have arrived here by chance the first blog on the list is of course the creator of Mami Doodles Elisa & if you have been following the blog list the next stop is Ren-Yi. Each of the DT members including us newbiemembers get to chose 1 person from all who comment on their blog to receive a brilliant package of 4 Mami Doodles Christmas images, a super prize wouldn't you say & because each of the DT gets to pick a winner that means between the challenge & blog hop there are 10 chances to win!
Here is the blog list just to keep track.

You have until the 27th of October at 11.59pm (GMT +1) - 5.59pm (Central) - 3.59pm (Pacific) & 6.59pm (Eastern US) to leave your comment to be in with a chance to win!!
Thanks for stopping by & I look forward to seeing some wonderful entries over on the Mami Doodles Blog & reading your comments, 1 of which will be a winner.

Pam x

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Card Swap!

Over on Celtic Crafters where I am a group member it was my month to set a challenge for a card swap & I chose the theme!
I didn't want to make it too easy of the ladies so taking inspiration from Jackie Mooney's gorgeous card I decided on having a shaped card.
Thinking that this might be too easy on the ladies they also had to have a handmade flower on the card too & it couldn't be punched or die cut!
This is where I got the idea for my flowers.
I cut the layers for my card & the matting layers using my eCraft & MTC.

Pam x

Mami Doodles card.

I got this image free as part of a pack of 3 images when I bought some Mami Doodles images & just love this little elephant, I think he is just so cute & could be used for a child's birthday card too. The image can now be bought from the Mami Doodles shop for just €0.99. The backing paper is Prima & the glitter card is from a DCWV mat stack that I picked up at the GBCE for next to nothing.

The cute elephant was coloured using ProMarkers.

The ProMarker combo used is
Cornflower, Denim Blue & Pastel Blue
Sunflower, Tulip Yellow & Buttercup.

Pam x

Christening Candle.

I love how quick & easy these are to do!
The image is LOTV & it was coloured using ProMarkers & FlexMarkers.

ProMarker & FlexMarker combo used is
Blush & Soft Peach
Mulberry, Fuchsia Pink & Pale Blossom
Sky Blue, Arctic Blue & Glacier Blue
Cool Grey 5, 4 & 2
Forest Green & Lime Green
Antique White.

Pam x

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Crafting Ireland Competition Sketch.

So the GBCE is in 8 more sleeps & I am as excited as a kid waiting for the school tour!!
Crafting Ireland will be there & will be running some competitions. Here is the details for the 1st competition!
You have to follow this sketch!
You can rotate the sketch & change it from a rectangle to a square. As long as Nicole & Timi can see the sketch in your project it's all good!
Here are 3 cards I have done & you can get some more inspiration on the Crafting Ireland blog.
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with!!

Pam x

Some quick & simple cards!

I decided to have a go at making some cards that are different to my usual style of card! I love seeing cards that are clean & simple but yet very effective so here is my attempt at clean & simple!

Pam x

Going away card & a Thank you card!

The girl who asked me to make this card was so happy with it that she asked me to make another A4 card for a friend of hers who was going to Australia to go travelling for a year!
The girl was starting in Cairns & making her way down to Sydney.
This is what I came up with.
I printed the map off & distressed it.
I sent the card off to the customer & then a few days after I got the cheque in the post but there was something else in the envelope!!
& on the inside
I was so thrilled with this little card telling me how happy she was with my work & it is fantastic to have the little card to keep!!

Pam x

Yay!! I was published again!!!

So in issue 3 of Crafting Ireland (Irelands 1st on line crafting magazine) there were submission calls for issue 4 & the themes were Autumn & Halloween & then there was a picture too that was to be used as inspiration for a project that would be entered into a competition!
Guess what!!!!
I was one of 2 people who won the competition & I had a card & a LO published in issue 4!
I am delighted to be published again & also very excited that I won the competition! For my prize I will get either 7 Gypsies Conservatory Papers or My Minds Eye Lost & Found Papers which were very generously donated by The Crafty Alley
this is the photo that we had to take inspiration from
This is the card I made!
I used the colours from the inspiration photo & also texure!
The image is one from Claire & was coloured using ProMarkers but I don't remember which colours I used!!
This is the card I submitted for the Autumn theme!
This card was made using leftovers from the Crafty Queens mini album! All I added was the Gorjuss girl image who was coloured with ProMarkers (& again I can't remember the colours) & also the embossed leaves background!!
This was the LO I submitted for the Halloween theme.
I have been dying to do a LO with these photo's of the kids with the tarantulas so the Halloween theme was just perfect!!
The spider web & the title were cut using my eCraft! The organza ribbon was heated with my heat gun to make it all wrinkly!

Pam x