Wednesday, 24 August 2016

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Use Dies

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this fortnight our theme is "Use Dies" and we're sponsored by Dr Digi, who kindly gave the DT some images to play with.  I chose to use Cake and Candles, colouring with my Promarkers and highlighting the icing and candle flames with Star Dust Stickles, which, unfortunately, hasn't shown up very well in the photos.
 I've gone for a CAS layout for this one, using just one patterned paper, a very old piece of Papermania paper that's been in my stash for ages, I think it may even predate my nine year old son!  I added some dotty doodling round the edges of the patterned layer for a bit of interest, and also to echo the pierced pattern on the banners.   The white tag is from Papermania too.
The banners were cut with Sue Wilson dies, I stamped the sentiment with a stamp from a Personal Impression set, and the stars were made with Xcut dies from scraps of pearl card in the colours of the top, middle and bottom layers of the cake.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Die Cuttin' Divas - #280 - Birthdays
Passion for Promarkers - #360 - Make it Digital
The Crazy Challenge - #229 - Birthday Card
Pile It On - #115 - Die Cut Embellishments
Crafty Catz - #334 - Anything Goes with a Birthday Twist
Moving Along With The Times - #27 - Clean and Simple

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

White on White Bauble Card

I do love white on white cards, especially for Christmas.  Here's one I made featuring a bauble set in an aperture, no stamping, just die cuts.
 The embossed background is a sheet from Craftwork Cards, it came pre-embossed, I just stuck it to the card front and cut an aperture with a Grand Spellbinders die.  I used a Sue Wilson die set to create the bauble, embellishing it with clear gems, and using baker's twine to allow it to hang in the aperture.  I used another Sue Wilson die set to make the foliage at the top of the card, which I then topped with an organza and satin ribbon bow.  To finish, I added a sentiment cut with an Xcut die.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Holly Jolly Christmas - #79 - Non Traditional Colours
Sunny Day Crafting - #11 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Pile It On - #115 - Die Cut Embellishments
Winter Wonderland - Gold and Silver and/or Embossed Background - I went for embossed background
CRAFT - #377 - Christmas

Saturday, 20 August 2016

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Summer Fun

We have anew challenge for you at A Gem of a Challenge, this time our theme is "Summer Fun".  I've used the very sweet Chloe With Ice Cream from the Pink Gem store, colouring her with my Promarkers.
 The patterned paper is Papermania Bellissima, to which I added some lilac pearl card.  I used Spellbinders dies to cut the frame shapes.
To embellish, I added blue-green organza ribbon with a matching double bow, some butterflies made with Xcut dies and decorated with Star Dust Stickles and gems, and an ice cream made with a Dovecraft punch, highlighted with mores Stickles and Glossy Accents on the cherry.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Calendar - Summer Fun
Crafty Gals Corner - #84 - Bingo - Ribbon, Hand Coloured Digi, Bling
Inspiration Destination - #99 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - #307 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap - #84 - Anything Goes
Ooh La La - #211 - 3 Embellishments - 3 Butterflies
Robyn's Fetish - #329 - Glitter and a Bow

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Kitty Bee Showcase Card - Sunflower Bun

It's time for my Kitty Bee Showcase project, which this month is a card featuring the oh so cute Sunflower Bun from the Kitty Bee Etsy store, which I've coloured with my Promarkers.
 I've gone for a fresh, summery lemon and white colour scheme for this one, using some elderly Papermania Lemon Sorbet papers along with plain white cardstock and some gorgeous Papermania pure silk ribbon.  I used an EK Success punch to add a bit of interest to one of the white layers.
The finishing touches were a sentiment stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp and three butterflies punched from white paper.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Creative Moments - #100 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - #316 - Anything Goes
Ooh La La - #211 - 3 Embellishments - 3 Butterflies

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Gone Fishin'

A card for a  fisherman today, to celebrate a 65th birthday.
 The papers are from a My Mind's Eye pad called All Spice, to which I added kraft card and some ginger coloured pearl card.  I inked the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink for definition.
I used Sue Wilson dies to cut the fish tail banners and Spellbinders dies to cut the circle and scalloped circle shapes.
The fishing topper is a small decoupage piece, made from a very old Margaret Sherry decoupage sheet that has been in my stash since the dawn of time.  The sentiment and numerals were stamped with Personal Impressions stamps from two different sets.



I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Inkspirational - #115 - Patterned Paper / Stamp on Patterned Paper
Seize the Birthday - Anything Birthday Goes
Come and Get It - Punches and Dies
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #201 - Anything Goes

Friday, 12 August 2016

From Our Home To Yours

A Christmas card today, using a lovely Sizzix die that I recently treated myself to.  The glitter hasn't shown up very well in the photos but it's very sparkly in reality, I got covered in the stuff myself whilst making it, clothes, hair, face, the lot!
 The patterned paper is Lili of the Valley, Frosty Christmas, to which I added plain white card to die cut the main image, which was done with a Sizzix die, and blue card to die cut a fancy circle, which was done with a Grand Spellbinders die.  I also used the same blue card to die cut some accents for the main image.
To embellish, I added some pale blue and crystal glitters to the recesses in the design, I added some Glossy Accents to the hearts, and I finished with some gems, including a tiny one for a door handle.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crimbo Crackers - #113 - Blue Christmas
Creative Moments - #99 - Anything Goes / Circles
Cards for Galz - #28 - Monochrome
Inspiration Destination - #98 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #114 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Birthdays

It's time for a new challenge at I Love Promarkers, this fortnight our theme is "Birthdays", and we're sponsored by Little Miss Muffet, who kindly gave the DT a couple of digis to play with.  I chose to use Kiki with Cupcakes, colouring the cute image with my Promarkers, of course.
 The pretty papers are from a Lili of the Valley pad called Dress Shoppe, I inked all the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink for definition.  The sentiment stamp I used for the birthday greeting is from Lili of the Valley too.
To embellish, I added some layered ribbon with a matching button topped bow, some little cupcakes made with Cottage Cutz die, and some pink gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
The Paper Shelter - #259 - Punches and Dies
Passion for Promarkers - #358 - Hip to be Square
Come and Get It - Buttons and Bows
Morgan's Art World - #16 - Add 3 of Something - 3 Die Cut Cakes