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    • savvy
    • By savvy 4th Aug 09, 11:21 AM
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    savvy
    Making Cards - Ideas for a card craft beginner (Part 3)
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    • 4th Aug 09, 11:21 AM
    Making Cards - Ideas for a card craft beginner (Part 3) 4th Aug 09 at 11:21 AM
    Welcome to the Card Craft thread where there are many members who are new to card making as well as the more experienced members who love helping others out on their path to making cards. If you are new to this craft please do post and somebody will be along with some advice for you

    Please note this thread is now a continuation of an original thread on making cards - Part 1, and the second thread - Part 2 it may be a good idea to look these first for advice
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  • furrypig
    I used to use Whispers and went on to promarkers because someone gave me some to try and ive never looked back they are so much easier to use and no water needed and the skin colours are fab they blend fab with other colours heres a link to the Passion for Promarkers blog it is a challenge blog but also does tutorails if you go right to the beginning of the blog you will find all the info you want http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/ ive actually been asked to do a class on at my local craft club on Promarkers but im no pro lol but any questions just pm me or ask here i will try to help. xxxx
    Originally posted by polly1976
    thanks so much for your advice Polly. Was talking to Choccy last night and she was giving me some advice too so may have to splash out a little shame I missed the ones on silly monkeys! 18p wot a bargain!
  • polly1976
    Dont worry Rainmac i promise you lot will be the first to know what i buy

    Furrypig Be warned they are so adictive i was lucky i was given quite a few to begin with then i bought some for 99p each from a lady who was selling hers i have 50 now but there is 92 in the range but there bringing another 52 out in the middle of September.

    Ive just uploaded a new card to my blog http://paula-pollys.blogspot.com/
    and the image is coloured in with promarkers. What do you think? xxxx
  • Myzdamena
    Lucy Lu and Rusty (and family) and chocolate orange (think I got that right but sorry if it's something different- xxxx)

    Please feel better soon and get back to normal. Lucy zip wires are so much fun but you'll not enjoy so much being drained from these weeks of yuck so you'll have to do another one some other time .. oh and we want photos

    Anyone that trusts me with their address can you PM it if you want a card maybe from Little Myz she wants to send some cards out- don't ask. . but she said I had to write it, she's my nurse at the moment making sure I'm only on the PC a little while then putting me back to bed... wish she could make cups of tea :P) ... would be nice to have a few addresses in case I wanted to send a card just because too in the future... not so easy to surprise someone if you PM them to ask their address- bit obvious

    Hope that made sense, bit tired but it's another lovely morning out there- live on an estate but my bedroom looks out onto fields it's bootiful- *big hugs* to everyone, spesh those that feel poorly right now

    *mmmmmmwah*

    xxxx
    A-well-a bird, bird, bird...b-bird's the word
    • mumhug
    • By mumhug 29th Aug 09, 10:03 AM
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    mumhug
    Hi all just popping in to say hope you feel better soon Myz Lucy lu And Choccy
    In Perfect love and Perfect Trust.
  • Gemm85
    Craftygranny,

    A great big Thank you for all the lovely images you stamped for me, sorry I hav'nt been on to thank you sooner but have been away and only got back late last night. You are sooooo kind, I will pop a card in the post to you to say a proper thanks. You ladies are all so inspirational. I have finally booked my ticket for the stitch and craft show in Manchester for Friday 4th September, anyone else going?
    Best wishes to you all
    Originally posted by mygeorgie
    Hi Mygeorgie, I am thinking of going on the Sunday as OH is going to a conference in Manchester that day, he asked originally if I wanted to go up with him and go shopping in manchester and I turned him down lol, but I just checked the GmeX website and it says it's on until the Sunday too

    may I ask where you booked your ticket and how much it was? sorry if i'm being too nosey
  • Gemm85
    sorry to hear so many people on here are feeling so carp hope you all make a speedy recovery xxx
  • furrypig
    Dont worry Rainmac i promise you lot will be the first to know what i buy

    Furrypig Be warned they are so adictive i was lucky i was given quite a few to begin with then i bought some for 99p each from a lady who was selling hers i have 50 now but there is 92 in the range but there bringing another 52 out in the middle of September.

    Ive just uploaded a new card to my blog http://paula-pollys.blogspot.com/
    and the image is coloured in with promarkers. What do you think? xxxx
    Originally posted by polly1976
    Just surfing the net hunting for promarker bargains!!! Will take a look at your card and admire your colouring shortly!
  • polly1976
    Hi Mygeorgie, I am thinking of going on the Sunday as OH is going to a conference in Manchester that day, he asked originally if I wanted to go up with him and go shopping in manchester and I turned him down lol, but I just checked the GmeX website and it says it's on until the Sunday too

    may I ask where you booked your ticket and how much it was? sorry if i'm being too nosey
    Originally posted by Gemm85
    Hi Gemma this is where i got my ticket http://www.stitchandcreativecrafts.co.uk/tickets_stitch.asp if you want a code for £2 off just pm me. xxxx
  • Gemm85
    Dont worry Rainmac i promise you lot will be the first to know what i buy

    Furrypig Be warned they are so adictive i was lucky i was given quite a few to begin with then i bought some for 99p each from a lady who was selling hers i have 50 now but there is 92 in the range but there bringing another 52 out in the middle of September.

    Ive just uploaded a new card to my blog http://paula-pollys.blogspot.com/
    and the image is coloured in with promarkers. What do you think? xxxx
    Originally posted by polly1976
    gorgeous card polly, that image is so sweet!
  • ali.b.123
    Hi - just trying to catch up on the threads again - ooh I am slacking - but have to do it when hubby at work as he gets all narky when I spend hours on here - he thinks I am addicted - Noooo - oh well maybe a little bit!:rolleyes: Had a quick nosy on blogs Rusty, craftygranny, kaitlyn & polly - hope I havent forgotten anybody all fantastic card - thanks for the inspiration.

    Had a little shop again this morning (just a ickle one honest!) got stamp pad, some little dragonflies (instead of flowers) and 2 packs of embossed transfers- they looked so cute but now I dont know what to do with them :confused: would you just treat them the way you would treat a stamped image?
  • craftygranny
    Furrypig the packs of five were still half price in hobbycraft
    last week 4.49 a pack at the mo. Don't know if you have a hobbycraft anywhere nearyou. There are six different packs available .




    Just surfing the net hunting for promarker bargains!!! Will take a look at your card and admire your colouring shortly!
    Originally posted by furrypig
  • craftygranny
    myz, lucy, choccy,hope you all feel better soon.
    • flourgirl
    • By flourgirl 29th Aug 09, 11:57 AM
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    flourgirl
    Hi All Just got back from hols, lots of MUD to clean up from everything, will catch up later.

    Page 87 !!!! Blimey it'll take some time to catch up with you gasbags lol xx
  • JailhouseBabe
    Morning all.
    Myz and Lucy - sorry you're feeling so bad, hope you both feel better soon. x
    Choccy - any ideas how long your recuperation is likely to be? Hope it's not too long and you feel better soon. x
    Rusty and Polly - Great cards on your blogs, I will try (again :rolleyes to leave comments. Rusty, have you bought the gorjuss stamp on your latest cards? I'm so jealous!
    Furry - some of the promarker sets are also available on the Hobbycraft website at half price. Delivery is free if you spend over £25.
    Hello to sillyinthepast; great user name

    Hope everyone has a great weekend, and that anyone going away gets good weather and quiet roads.

    ETA: Welcome back flourgirl
    some people grin and bear it, others smile and do it
    • Kim_Possible
    • By Kim_Possible 29th Aug 09, 12:33 PM
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    Kim_Possible
    hi,
    as i mentioned earlier, im going to nyc in few days, although my friend is not crafty im still hoping to get into a craft shop when there!!!! So i thought possibily martha stewart range would be cheaper out there:confused: and ive had my eye on a scallop circle punch for a while what size would you suggest i get ? is 3" too big?
    any other suggestiongs:rolleyes:
  • Lucy Lu
    Thank you all for your kind get well wishes and about the zip wire.

    As you can see, I'm still here, but I haven't had anything to eat yet, am scared to.

    I am doing the zip wire over Loch Lomond next Sunday to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief, a charity close to my heart. A friend and I are doing it together and my mum has dared us to wear kilts and she'll sponsor us more if we do, so the challenge is on!

    This is a picture of the exact zip wire, although ours has been changed to be longer and heigher. It was already the longest zip wire in the UK, so it's know even longer...




    If anyone would like to give a donation to Macmillan, send me a PM and I will send you my just giving page.

    I am off to try and eat something now...
  • melissa75
    Pinkladymel - I bought the blender pen in Sillymonkeycraft's sale a few weeks ago - I still haven't used it yet.

    Gemm - my problem is the opposite to yours - there's so much that I want to buy!!!

    Lucy Lu - that zip wire looks amazing, I couldn't do it though - I'm a wimp!

    Polly - another beautiful card, I love how you've coloured your flower!

    Rusty - I managed to pick up a few matchboxes the other day - have you started yours yet????
  • salesadmin
    oh dear, I went off this morning for my birthday shopping spree and spent £100 of OH's money eeeek! I now have lots more clear stamps as well as a crop-o-dile big bite and loads of little bits and bobs and plenty more card blanks! I've taken a picture of my new stash so will put it on my blog later.

    I'm a bit gutted as I wanted labels one nestabilities but they didn't have any so going to get them online!

    I hope people are feeling better soon.

    Lucy Lu - Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek is all I can say, you are braver than I am!
    Married 5th June 2010
    1st Baby born 12th April 2011
    • Marg
    • By Marg 29th Aug 09, 2:54 PM
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    Marg
    Welcome back Flourgirl - It'll take you ages to catch up I'm struggling & I've been here all the time.....

    Some of you helped last week about the concertina tri fold cards I was asking about. Well, I looked at some in a different shop yesterday & they were as I thought they should be, so, I'm taking mine back to where I got them from this afternoon.....wish me luck....
  • furrypig
    Ooh lots happening with everyone!

    Sadly my plans for the weekend were cancelled FIL is poorly so can't stay with them in Dorset so wishing him well but sad we aren't having a weekend near the seaside with them.
    So we went to the cinema (a rare event in our house!) we used Odeon Kids club £2.50per child and adult gopes free so £5 for the 4 of us and saw monsters v aliens! Had no food in at all so went to M&S and bought 2 of their dine in for £10 meals as a treat!!! Well we would have spent quite a lot on petrol and would normally take the inlaws out for lunch so prob saved money in the end!

    I am gonna book my train tickets soon for the NEC soon, for the Friday me thinks, trying to get them booked before the price goes up! Was anyone else going from 'down South' in the end??????
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