Sunday 25 March 2012

Tim Holtz Dies and Fabulous PanPastels.

Morning Fans,

 I've been having the most terrible time with  blogger!  Every picture I've tried to upload has been corrupted!    This one is okay, so I hope the problem has been resolved!

This tag is my DT Sample for the PanPastel UK Challenge # Bright Colours.

Please have a look and enter a card or project... you can use any medium and there is a super prize of a PanPastel Trial Pack to be won!

Tag 'Facts' !
Tim Holtz...Movers and Shapers Tag #8 Die

Tim Holtz  Movers and Shapers Mini Butterfly

Tim Holtz /Sizzix...   Embossing Folder .... one with Squares on!

Tim Holtz... Alterations Strip Die   Autumn Gatherings

Tim Holtz    Alterations Strip Die  Rosette (medium)

Some Rub-on Words

Every bit of this tag and all the die cuts were cut using white linen card stock and then coloured with the very smooth, highly pigmented, PanPastel Colours!  A quick spray with a 'cheap as chips' hairspray to set the colours.... job done !

 I loved making this Tag ...

 More new followers ... whey hey ! Thank you so much. See you all again soon.

Finally ... I am donating a small prize to the winner of this months  "Rudolph Day"of some Sheena Douglass Stamps.

Please see and enter your card on my lovely, clever friend, Sandra's blog See here ( Rudolph Day March)  it's just a bit of fun but getting sooooo popular!

 Have a good Sunday

 F1 racing for me ..... brilliant stuff!

Eileen xxxx

Sunday 18 March 2012

PanPastel Tag with A Tim Holtz Embossing folder and a Rosette Die

Hello fans!

A warm welcome to my new followers ... thank you so much for taking an interest in what I do. 

Super NEWS to tell you ... so NO skipping down to the bottom! 

I have a new grand-daughter, no name yet .... and a new iPad called 'you little beauty!' 

I'm so thrilled about the iPad ... ... joke! joke!  honest!

Hubby and I are off to see the new baby today and I want to give my daughter a hug cos labour pains are not trendy are they!

All this and F1 racing back on the 'box' ... Ooo happy days.

Back to this tag ... all coloured with my gorgeous  PanPastels that you can buy here!

I embossed the tag with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and swiped the PanPastel colour over the top with a trusty soft sponge.

 The stamp images are from indigoblu. ( love their stuff)  and the dies I've used are Olive Branch from Dies to Die for  and the Tim Holtz Rosette, that is also coloured using my PanPastels.

 A silver thingy plonked in the middle of the rosette and some white gel pen on the branches to indicate flowers ... yeah, I know, my artistic skills are beyond genius! Watch and learn .... watch and learn!  ;) 

This tag is my DT sample for this weeks Panpastel Challenge 'Add a Flower' Go on, have a go ... BTW leave a comment and say I sent you ...  makes me look good !

Finally ... okay, stop yawning... I must say thank you for all the lovely comments on my last Mothers Day card Post. XXX
Plus.....  Ellie you are a star! ..... Thank you x

Also .....   if you are making cards or stationery for a Baby Baptism or Christening look at this wonderful blog of Jools   she has the most amazing ideas for you to see.

Have a great weekend .... BTW the iPad is for my B'day so it has been hidden  away until next week !

Stop Press!!
Hot News.... PanPastels will be on Create and Craft TV on Wednesday 21st March at 11am with Kay from IndigoBlu and again on Sunday 25th March at 3pm.   
Eileen xxx

Saturday 17 March 2012

PanPastel on Create and Craft TV.

  Hot News.... PanPastels will be on Create and Craft TV on Wednesday 21st March at 11am with Kay from IndigoBlu and again on Sunday 25th March at 3pm.   All the cards and tags on this post have been made using PanPastels. 


I really enjoy using PanPastels. I buy mine from Your Creativity Store. Super customer service and prices.
Good results with some stunning colours and great coverage.
Please look in on Create and Craft next week.   I'll be back soon! Tomorrow ! 
Eileen xx

Sunday 11 March 2012

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Spiral Blossom One...... Coloured with PanPastel Tints

Hi ho, fans!

This is my DT sample for this weeks PanPastel UK Challenge # Girly Mothers Day.

I really like this card. I'm sure you know how I feel.... you make dozens of projects / cards and ONE turns out okay!

Why not join us at the challenge. Enter a Girly card or other project that has a few pretty things plonked on it somewhere.

Make sure it's suitable for Mother's Day and you could win a fabulous PanPastel starter kit !

Your entry does not have to be made with PanPastels... you can use any medium ....  we're not proud!

PanPastels are becoming more and more popular because they are so versatile.

 I've used some really pretty colours from the 'Tints' range to colour the Spellbinder Shapeabilities  blossom flowers, shown here.

The leaves are another die from the Dies to Die for range called Olive Leaf. I borrowed this one from a friend but I hear the die calling to me to buy it!

A few lines scored on my white card blank with my Hougie Board, plus a sentiment Rub-on and job done on this card ... quick, easy and pretty!

Thanks for popping by today.

More new followers as well! Thank you so much for joining my gang!  X

See you soon
Eileen xx

Sunday 4 March 2012

Pink PanPastels Tag, Studio 490 Stamps and a White Gel Pen.

Hello fans!   It was great fun making this tag.

I sloshed various shades of pink PanPastels over the tag and stencilled through some sequin waste, that Brenda, one of  my fellow DT members from the PanPastel UK Challenge Blog, kindly sent to me some weeks ago. I use it a lot many thanks! 

Brenda is off to Paris soon, a birthday treat from her husband!

It's my birthday this month as well ( please, no cards.... just cheques! lol)  so I said to my husband Wot's MY treat gonna be then?

 "Mmm" he said " You could do with a  new photograph, for your Bus Pass!" 
After a frank exchange of words and a few tears ( his)  he has decided to buy me an iPad 3..... result!

Back to my tag.....The stamps are a set from Studio 490, Wendy Vecchi, called 'Make mine mini art'

I stamped the daisy twice and after colouring with my PanPastels, I cut them out so I could layer them on the tag.
After applying  glossy accents I plonked a button in the middle of each one.  

 After a search for my White Gel Pen, I had a bit of a 'doodle' 'here and there ' ... and that's it really ! 

 I hope you have a super Sunday and please pop over to the PanPastel UK Challenge blog and enter our 'Use a Stamped Image'  challenge this week . 

You can use ANY medium. It does not have to be PanPastels.  If you enter you stand  a chance of winning some of these little beauties ... I love' em ! Ask any of my crafty mates! 

 It's kind of you to stop by and have a look at my blog, I will be back soon.

 Thanks for leaving me a comment ... I love them too!!


Eileen xxx 

Thursday 1 March 2012

Memory Box Snowflake Die for Rudolph Day!

Hello ... This is a very quick post to show my card for Rudolph-day.

Rudolph Day was the idea of my crafty mate Sandra.

It's just a bit of fun and it helps lighten the load nearer Christmas, when we are really busy.  It's good to make a few cards early!  Pop over and join in!

 I saw this card on a beautiful blog from Sylvie .

Sylvie lives in Gibraltar, lucky lady!

Her card has a really pretty Snowflake in different colours from mine. I was very tempted to do the same !  Have look, her blog is just lovely

Okay ... got to dash.... see you soon .

 Thanks for taking the time to look x

Eileen xx