Wednesday, 7 October 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Project - Anything But a Card

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Anything But a Card" and we're sponsored by Marianne.
I decided to make a Christmas wall hanging for my project, which I thoroughly enjoyed creating, I'm determined to make a few Christmas deccies this year.
The wreath stamp I used is from Woodware, I stamped it in Rich Cocoa Memento then coloured it with Promarkers.  I then added some Eucalyptus Stickles to the greenery, some Glossy Accents to the hips, and some white Cosmic Shimmer PVA to the berries, which I covered with Glamour Dust while it was still wet.  I then went round the edge of the topper with some Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.
The MDF frame for this came in two parts, a flat circle and and ring to overlay, so that the image could be glued to the base and the ring glued on over the top, making it nice and easy to use, not bad for a pound!  I gilded with the frame with Flitter Glu and Indigo Blu gilding flakes (I'm not sure which ones, as I'd decanted them into a bigger container some time ago without noting the name) on the front of the frame, then, as luck would have it, my double sided tape was exactly the same width as the side of the frame, so I used that to gild the side, which did a great job of hiding the join.
To finish, I threaded baker's twine through the pre-drilled hole to create a hanging loop, and decorated with a button topped, layered bow and a couple of red berries.

 I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Love to Scrap - #63 - Ribbon or Lace
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Bow
Not Just Cards - #25 - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #157 - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - #30 - Christmas with a Ribbon
The Stamping Boutique - No Designer Paper
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Festive Decor

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Masculine

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Masculine", and we're sponsored by Opal Crafts, who are offering a gift voucher to our lucky winner.
For my manly make, I've opted for yet another Christmas card, using an old Polka Doodles stamp that came free with a magazine several years ago, the sentiment stamp is also from the same set, I have, of course, coloured the image with my Promarkers.
 The papers are very elderly Papermania ones, I'm glad to be using up old stash, it means I can buy more new stuff next month at the SECC, he he!  I inked all the edges  with dark green ink for a bit of definition and added a punched holly border, done with a Martha Stewart punch.
To embellish, I added some green ribbon, a twine threaded button, some Card Candi, and a little Glossy Accents on the circular sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Creative Card Crew - #97 - Masculine
Christmas Card Challenges - #43 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Clear It Out - All Old Stash Used

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Have a Girly, Glam Christmas

A very girly Christmas card today with plenty of bling.  I've used an Xcut dress die to make a dress worthy of any Christmas party, cutting it from red holographic card, then trimming it with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA sprinkled with chunky, white glitter, and some lace at the waist.
 I used an Embossalicious folder to create the textured background, inking it gently with red ink, the black and silver foiled papers are from Craftwork Cards.  I used a Spellbinders Floral Ovals die to cut the fancy oval shape, spraying it with iridescent Spray and Sparkle for added shimmer.
To embellish, I added some red satin ribbon, a bow, some crystal gems, and sentiment stamped with a Woodware stamp.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Papertake - Take Your Pick - Technique -  Embossing - I used a folder
Crafting From The Heart - #79 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - #281 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - #148 - Make It Sparkle
Artistic Inspirations - #141 - Anything Goes With a Twist of Black
Robyn's Fetish - #283 - Square or Rectangle

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Get Well

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is, "Get Well / Speedy Recovery", and we're sponsored by QKR Stampede, who very kindly gave the DT an image each of our choice to play with.  I chose Nurse Digi, which I coloured, of course, with my Promarkers.
 The papers are Papermania, Capsule Collection, Spots and Stripes, Bright, to which I added some latte card for matting.  The sentiment is a digi freebie but I can't remember where it came from, it was originally black, but I changed the colour to blue as this suited my project better.
To embellish, I added some layered ribbon and a matching bow, some Card Candi, and some blue gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting From The Heart - #78 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #62 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Winter Woodland Wishes

I'm getting on quite well with my Christmas cards now, the pile grows ever thicker, here's another one I've made to add to my collection, using a die I bought last year and hadn't got round to using ... oops!
 The dies are Trimcraft, from the Winter Woodland range, I cut the owl and tree in kraft and coloured them with Spectrum Noir pencils, I couldn't resist adding a pop of colour on the owl's hat.  The wooden tree embellishment is from the same range, I coloured it with Distress Inks and added snow with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA, which I also used for snow on the branches and the falling snow.
The papers are Trimcraft too, last year's Christmas Basics range, to which I've added kraft for matting, some Copper Stickles, and a Dutch Doobadoo sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Craft Your Passion - #280 - Anything Goes
Papertake - Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - #6 - Winter / Christmas
Aud Sentiments - #140 - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
My Time To Craft - #304 - Owls
Sweet Sketch 2 - #68 - Sketch

Monday, 21 September 2015

Crafty Boots GDT Card

The lovely people at Crafty Boots have asked me to be a guest designer for their current challenge, which is "Monochrome".  It's already been running for a week, but you still have a week to play along, and you're not limited to a card, you can make whatever you want.  I, however, opted for a card, to boost my Christmas stash, going for warm kraft tones and plenty of glitter.
 The stamp I used is a Heartfelt Creations one which is designed to go with the Spellbinders baubles dies I've used, it fits perfectly in the largest bauble.  I coloured the image with my trusty Promarkers in warm light browns, adding some fine gold glitter to the star and halo.
To create the kraft overlay, I simply cut a bauble aperture with a Spellbinders die, then added plenty of Stampendous Gold Halo glitter round the edges for some festive sparkle.  The sentiment bauble was cut from the same die set as the aperture, stamped with a Papermania sentiment stamp and glittered up as described before.
To embellish, I added a layered bow topped with a button, some poinsettias made from crinkle kraft with Nellie Snellen punches, ivy made with a Joanna Sheen die and some brown pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Cardmakers - #148 - Make it Sparkle
Eureka - #159 - Monochrome
Allsorts - #329 - Sparkle
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #56 - Lots of Texture or Layers
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #162 - Glitter / Sparkle
CRAFT - #329 - Add Some Bling
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #155 -  Use a Punch or Die

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Autumn

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week we have the seasonal theme of "Autumn", for you, and we're sponsored by Live, Love, Crafts, who are offering a voucher to our lucky winner.
I dug out an old favourite Gorjuss stamp for my DT piece, colouring her with my trusty Promarkers, of course, then adding a sentiment with a Papermania, Wellington stamp, and stamping some swirling autumn leaves with a couple of elderly See-Dees stamps in a selection of Distress Inks.
 The backing paper is Papermania, Tilly Daydream, it has little hedgehogs on to match the one in the image, and little toadstools too!  I just added some dark brown card for matting, and there you have it, one very simple, autumnal card with no embellishments, I just didn't think it needed any.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Gals Corner - #37 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - #162 - Make Your Mark
Creative Card Crew - #96 - Fall
Fashionable Stamping - #103 - Words
Fantasy Stampers - #45 - Autumn Leaves
Crafty Catz - #292 - Autumn Colours