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Monday, March 12, 2012

Mami Doodles Farewell Blog Hop

This blog hop is to say a huge thanks to Elisa for sharing her wonderful images with the crafting world.
There are 12 DT members (past & present) taking part & there are 12 letters in MAMI DOODLES so we have each been given a letter & have to use that letter to say something about Elisa & Mami Doodles.
My letter is O
So I was very Overjoyed to be picked as a DT member getting to work with Elisa's Oh so cute & Outstanding images.
I am going to miss being part of such a wonderful design team & miss Elisa's gorgeous creations even more :(
Here is a list of everyone doing the blog hop

O - Pam  - You are here
Next stop - D - Ren-Yi

Each of the DT members get to choose one person who leaves a comment on their blog to win a Mami Doodles image of their choice.

There is also a big sale on over in the Mami Doodles store where you can get 50% off all of Elisa's beautiful images using the discount code THANKYOU but you better be quick because the Mami Doodles store closes its doors on the 16th of March.

Here is my card for the blog hop.
 This was one of the first Mami Doodles images I ever bought & I still love to use it.

Have fun hopping & check back on Wednesday the 14th of March to see if you have won ;)

Pam x

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Last Mami Doodles Challenge :(

This is a sad post because Elisa who is the designer & creator of Mami Doodles 
has decided to close the shop :(
I was really sad to hear this news as I have loved the Mami Doodles images & was thrilled to be picked to be a part of the DT for Mami Doodles.
This will be the last challenge for Mami Doodles.
The theme is 3 patterned papers & I have to say now that I got the theme wrong!
I have no idea how it happened, I thought the challenge was for a birthday.
This is the card I made for what I thought was a birthday challenge.
I used the Hot Air Balloon image for this card & I thought I would give the clean & simple look a go.
The image was coloured using ProMarkers & I used this 
ProMarker combo
Royal Blue, True Blue & Azure.
Gold, Canary & Lemon.
Burnt Sienna, Caramel & Sandstone.
I used the ProMarkers to doodle around the edges too.
The challenge will run for the next 2 weeks so you have until Thursday the 8th of March to enter.
You don't have to use a Mami Doodles image but if you use a Mami Doodles image (including freebies) you will be entered into the draw twice.You can see the cards made by the rest of the DT (all who got the theme right lol) over on the Mami Doodles blog.
Keep checking in on the Mami Doodles blog because Elisa will be having a closing down sale soon.

Pam x

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blog Candy Winner.

I know I am almost 2 weeks late announcing the winner of the blog candy but I have been extra busy & wanted to draw the winner in a way that would be fair so my daughter Lily picked the winner from my craft "car bin" 
Almost everyone who goes to Jackie Mooney's workshop has one of these lol!!
I'm not announcing the winner you will have to watch the video to see who has won ;)

Congrats to the winner!

Pam x

Monday, February 13, 2012

Wedding Cards.

These are cards I made for my cousins wedding.

I got the idea for this card from a fellow crafters blog I knew I would have to give this a go when I seen the card on Mary's blog.
The love heart background is stamped.

Here are some close up shots of the hearts.

I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the "dress" & then glittered it using Stickles.
I added some gems for the necklace.

I cut the lapels & bow tie by hand from black cardstock I had glittered using Crafters Companion Glitter Spray & added black gems for the buttons.

Here is the second card for the lovely couple.

This was done using the patchwork technique that I have become addicted to at the moment.

Here is a photo of the newly weds.

Don't they look so happy.
I also met a fellow crafter at the wedding. Eve from Crafty Queens was doing the photography. It really is a small world lol!!

Mami Doodles Challenge #43 - Pink/Red/White

Its time for another challenge over on the Mami Doodles blog & for the next 2 weeks the theme is
Pink - Red - White
To take part all you need to do is submit a project using the 3 colours. 
You don't have to use a Mami Doodles image but any entry with a Mami Doodles image (including freebies) will be entered in the draw twice. 
The prize for this challenge are the last 3 images released & they are

You also get to choose one Mami Doodles image of your choice.

I am late posting about the challenge as I was at a family wedding 
on Friday when the challenge went live.
Here is my DT card for this challenge.

I used the cute little elephant from the Party Animals set (there are 3 little cuties in this set) & I used ProMarkers to colour the image.
I used glossy accents on the balloon.
The ProMarker combo is
Warm Grey 4,3,2 & 1.
Rose Pink, Pink Carnation & Baby Pink.
The papers were from my scrap box & I wove the panel behind the image from strips of the patterned paper & plain white paper.
The challenge will run until Thursday the 23rd of February at midday (GMT) 

Pam X 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Patchwork Cards.

I recently bought some new craft supplies from this place & came across their blog. 
They had a very simple but beautiful card made from making patchwork with little triangles of different patterned papers & thought I'd give it a go.
Well if I am not addicted to doing these now!!! 
They are brilliant for using up all those tiny scraps of paper that is too beautiful to bin.
Here are 3 that I made & there are more in the making!!

Check out the shop too, they are fairly good with their prices & the shipping doesn't go up the more you spend, it is by weight but is still cheap enough & doesn't take too long &  to make it even better you get Charlie points every time you buy something & it all adds up!!

Pam x

More Charity Cards.

These are 2 more cards done for the Charity card swap that we will be doing at
The images are from the kit I received from Isobel at the January workshop.

The ribbon was part of the kit too.

The papers are printable & are from Pink Petticoat.

The You Make Me Smile stamp is from a Hero Arts set (I think)
I got the idea for these cards/calendars/notebooks from the last Jackie Mooney workshop.
I used glossy accents on the purple pot.
Here is the 
ProMarker combo
Gold, Canary & Buttercup.
Forest Green & Leaf Green.
Aubergine, Plum & Purple.

Pam x

Commissioned Cards.

Here are 2 cards I got done last week.

The image on this one is a digi but I can't remember where from!
The papers are printable & are from Pink Petticoat.
I used spellbinders dies for the big butterflies & punches for the little ones.
The red & black cardstock is from my stash as is the lace.
I used my ProMarkers to colour the image & here is the 
ProMarker combo
Burgundy, Cardinal Red, Berry Red & Lipstick Red.
Olive Green, Marsh Green & Moss. 

This next one was done using a sketch from a friend. 
The paper is again from  Pink Petticoat
The image is a LOTV stamp & this is the 
ProMarker combo
Cobalt Blue, Sky Blue & Arctic Blue.
Ice Grey 5,4 & 2.
Blush & Soft Peach.
Sunflower & Lemon.
Forest Green & Leaf Green.
Light Fawn & Antique white.

Pam x

Friday, January 27, 2012

Blog candy

I decided to have a little give away. 
To be in with a chance to win these goodies you need to do 3 things.
First become a follower of my blog (if you are not already)
Second is to have a look at my Mami Doodles Challenge #42 post. On my card I added feathers as my DH leaves them everywhere after being out in the loft. What you need to do is leave a comment on that post telling me what you think the mess on my side of the bed is!! This will be very easy if you are a crafter lol!!
Thirdly once you have done the first & second steps add your link at the end of this post. The winner will be announced on Wednesday the 8th of February at 9pm

This is the candy.
Tim Holtz Alterations Die,

a Papermania flower pack,

a pack of 10 A5 Glitter papers,

8 paper doilies (5 1/2 inches)

6 baby charms,

10 plastic ribbon sliders,

a 50 yard spool of navy organza ribbon & a 5 meter spool of green & red ribbon,

a KaiserKraft 6 page chipboard album,

& lastly a 12 pack of (very glittered) K&Company Halloween 12x12 papers.

Mami Doodles Challenge #42 - For a Loved One

The challenge over on Mami Doodles for the next 2 week was chosen by Lisa & it is
  "For a Loved One" 
This should be an easy one with valentines day on it's way. 
To enter the challenge all you need to do is make a card (or any project) for a loved one & add your link to the Mami Doodles blog
You do not need to use a Mami Doodles image but any cards or projects with a 
 The prize for this challenge is the latest 3 Mami Doodles images & they are

She Loves Me

Double Bed

Plus another Mami Doodles image of your choice.
The challenge will run until Thursday the 9th of February at midday (GMT)
Here is my DT card for this challenge. 
I used the image Double Bed. I knew what I would do with this image as soon as I seen it.
Every one has their own hobbies, for me it is crafting & for my DH it is pigeons. It is a bit of a joke between us that if I want him to listen to what I am saying I should start talking about pigeons lol.
I added feathers on his side of the bed as he leaves a trail of feathers
 (& some times pigeon poo (yuck!!!!) when he comes in from the loft, thankfully the boots come off before the poo gets walked into the house!!!!)
I used Core'dinations Chocolate Box card & embossed it with a Sizzix Texturz Plate then distressed it with my new Prima Distress tool (or foot pumice tool as a friend called it) I used a coordinating piece of Core'dinations Card & layered  some Idea-Ology Kraft Glassine paper (that I just crumpled to distress) on top of the Core'dinations card which was also distressed.
The image was coloured using ProMarkers & this is the ProMarker Combo I used!
Skin - Blush & Soft Peach
Hair - Black, Cool Grey 5,4,2 & 1
- Burnt Sienna, Henna & Caramel
Quilt & Pillows - Honeycomb & Oatmeal
- Burnt Sienna, Caramel & Tan 
- Burgundy, Cardinal Red, Berry Red & Lipstick Red
Pyjama's - Turquoise, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua & Black ( for the spots)

Check out the Mami Doodles blog to see the wonderful creations from my fellow DT members & I look forward to seeing some fabby creations on the Mami Doodles blog!

Pam x

Charity cards.

At Jackie Mooney's workshops for as long as I can remember Isobel has organised different swaps. This year we are doing charity cards. Isobel will give anyone who is taking part a little kit with some items in it. We have to make a card using the items & all the cards we make will go into a box & when we have enough then we will decide which charity to donate them to! As daffodil day is coming up & Bab's sells cards for the Irish Cancer Society all year round this months cards will be going to Bab's to sell for the ICS.
I've made 2 so far & have enough bits left over from my kits to do another 2.
Here are the ones I have finished!!
I got the idea for the little squares on the 1st one from a card Bab's made for the Sassy Cheryl challenge!

Everything used was supplied in the kit except for the actual card base!!
I used my ProMarkers to colour the images. 
The ProMarker Combo is
Gold, Canary & Buttercup
Forest Green & Leaf Green.

Pam x

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Crafting for craftings sake!

I haven't crafted just for the sake of crafting & last night I coloured some images & today I made cards for 2 of the images. The first I can post now & this is it!
I used a Sassy Cheryl image & it is called "Share the love", isn't she just so cute!                                                          I first seen this digital image on a card by Jackie Mooney, for those who don't know, Jackie Mooney holds monthly card making workshops & I have been attending these for the past 3 years.
Jackie is also my fellow Mami Doodles DT member & is on the Sassy Cheryl DT too.
 Anyhow on to some details about my card!
 I used 2 different brown cards, one is a leather effect & the other is Core'dinations Chocolate box. The blue card is from my stash as is the brown organza ribbon & pearls & gems!
 The image is coloured using ProMarkers & these are the ProMarker Combo's I used! 
Skin - Blush & Soft Peach
Hair - Raw Sienna, Mustard & Buttercup
Dress, Hat, Shoes & Socks - Turquoise, Duck Egg & Cool Aqua
- Burnt Umber, Caramel & Tan
Teddy - Tan, Vanilla & Ivory.

I am entering this card into the challenge over on Sassy Cheryls blog where the theme this week is
 Brown & Light Blue!

Pam x

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mami Doodles Challenge 41

The challenge over on Mami Doodles for the next 2 weeks is "White On White With A Splash Of Colour" & to take part all you have to do is make a project & add your link. You don't have to use a Mami Doodles image but if you do use a Mami Doodles image (including freebies) you will be entered twice. The prize for this challenge are the last 3 images released & they are Double Bed, Peter and the Pudding & Baby's First Christmas plus one of your choice.
This is my DT card for the challenge.

I used  the cat image that comes as part of a set of 3 images called Party Animals.
Pop over to the Mami Doodles blog to have a look at the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT & remember you have until Thursday the 26th of January 2012 to enter the challenge & be in with a chance to win some fabulous images.

Pam x