Saturday, 23 May 2015

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Flowers

It's challenge time again at A Gem of a Challenge, and this time our theme is "Flowers", so nice and easy to play along.  I've used the super cute Poppy With Poinsettias for my card, going with a Christmas theme; I'm trying to get ahead with my Crimbo cards and there are so many lovely festive images available from Pink Gem, I'm spoiled for choice.
 I coloured the image with Promarkers, adding Glamour Dust to the fur trim for a bit of sparkle.
The papers are Kaisercraft, a magazine freebie from last year, to which I've added some navy pearl card, a green doily, and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.
To embellish, I added some poinsettias made with Nellie Snellen punches, with micro bead centres, ivy made with a Joanna Sheen Signature die, pearls and and some crochet lace, held in place with bronze coloured staples.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Catz - #280 - Kids
Polka Doodles - #21 - Girly But No Pink
Aud Sentiments - #132 - Cute + a Sentiment
Deep Ocean - #104 - Bingo - Flowers, Doily, Sentiment
Artistic Inspirations - #131 - Anything Goes with a Twist Of Swirls
Card Mania - #68 - Pearls and Swirls
Suzy Bee's - #81 - Make It Girly

Friday, 22 May 2015

Birthday Butterflies

I decided to revisit some older stash to make this card, inspired by colour combo and sketch challenges.  I love using a colour palette as inspiration as it encourages me out of my comfort zone and makes me think about mixing and matching my paper stash a bit more.  I'm such a colour junkie and have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to colour combos, which I refer to regularly, it's a great mojo refresher!
 The main image is an old Kanban stamp, stamped in London Fog Memento ink, the butterflies coloured with Promarkers then glazed with Glossy Accents.  The floral sprig was stamped and coloured, in the same way, using a Papermania stamp, then cut out and stuck on with glue gel.
The papers are Papermania, Hot Diggedy Dog, to which I've added plain green and grey card, and a sentiment stamped with a Papermania, Lucy Cromwell stamp, probably my favourite birthday sentiment stamp.
To embellish, I've added some grey satin ribbon, baker's twine, a layered bow, some blue gems, and a layered butterfly cut from blue satin board and green vellum, using an Xcut die.


 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting For All Seasons - #102 - Birthday With 4 of Something - 4 Butterflies
Craft for the Craic - Wings
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Come and Get It - Ribbon and Bling
Dream Valley - #106 - Things With Wings
Penny's - #228 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - #310 - Colour Combo













Sweet Sketch 2 - #55 - Sketch













Pinspirational - #140 - Inspiration Photo - Butterfly theme and butterfly on flower bottom left

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Christmas Has Been Cancelled...

A fun card today, to add to my Christmas pile, using a Bugaboo digi stamp and matching sentiment which is sure to raise a smile.
I coloured the image with Promarkers then added some crystal glitter to Stella's hat and some Stampendous Gold Halo glitter to the tinsel on the Christmas tree, it's the blingiest glitter in my stash, perfect for a bit of festive sparkle.
 The bright and cheerful papers are Dovecraft, Merry Magic, to which I've added some hot pink cardstock.  I fussy cut a few baubles from one of the papers to use as embellishments, giving them a coat of Glossy Accents for a nice shine, and doodled strings.  To finish my card I added a trio of twine threaded buttons.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting From The Heart - #60 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Button It Up
Craft Your Passion - #262 - Anything Goes
Pile It On - #69 - Not Cute
Sentimental Sundays - #259 - Funny Sentiments
Stella Says Sketch - #309 - Sketch

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Tags

We have a new challenge for you at I Love Promarkers today, this week our theme is "Tags", and we're sponsored by Eureka Stamps, who very kindly gave the DT a digi each, of our choosing, to play with for this challenge.  I chose Cat Present, which I coloured with Promarkers, highlighting the ribbon with Wink of Stella for some festive shimmer.  I think anyone who has a cat can relate to this image, my two just can't resist a box!
 I decided to make a tag shaped card by cutting down a 5x7 blank, so that's another Christmas card to add to my slowly growing pile.
The papers and red tag are Papermania, Lucy Cromwell, Home for Christmas, to which I've added, a red doily, a tag stamped with Papermania stamps, cut out and edged with Star Dust Stickles, some wide, purple, organza ribbon, a layered bow, and some green gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas - #52 - Tag You're It
Digi Chooseday - #20 - Add a Bow
Crafty Cardmakers - #139 - Shaped Cards
Crafting From The Heart - #60 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Ribbon and Bling
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #137 - Use Some Ribbon
Allsorts - #311 - No Squares Allowed
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Cute Christmas
Inspiration Destination - #34 - Anything Goes

Friday, 15 May 2015

Cocktail Emma

Another Pink Gem card today, this time using Cocktail Emma, coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Star Dust Stickles.
I've given Emma a summery look here, she doesn't have to be wearing a little black dress!
 The lovely, summery papers are Lili of the Valley, One Birdie Lane, to which I've added some red, bright pink and light green cardstock.
The flowers were made with a Spellbinders die from some glitter Core'dinations with Flower Soft for the centres, the foliage was made with a Woodware punch.  To further embellish, I added a sentiment and cocktail glass stamped with Stampin' Up stamps, the glass coloured with Promarkers and given a touch of glitz with some Wink of Stella.  A few gems finish my girly card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #154 - Lots of Layers
Robyn's Fetish - #263 - Lots of Layers
Come and Get It - Got Flowers?
Get Creative - #14 - For The Ladies / Mother's Day
Crafter's Cafe - #116 - Feminine
Red Rubber Inspirations - #220 - Sassy Women
Little Miss Muffet - #111 - Many Layers
Cupcake Inspirations - #309 - Girls Night Out












Creative Colors - #35 - Colour Palette and at Least 3 Layers








Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - #54 - Sketch

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Flowers

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Flowers", and we're sponsored by The Paper Shelter, who kindly gave the DT a couple of image to play with.  I chose to use Purity, which I coloured, of course, with Promarkers.
 The pretty pastel papers are Papermania, Bellisima, the sentiment tag and scalloped notelet that I've used to mat the image onto are from the same range.  The flowers were all handmade with papers from the Bellisima pack, using a variety of dies and punches, and an assortment of glitters, micro beads and Flower Soft for the centres.
To finish my card I added some layered organza and satin ribbon, a matching layered bow, a small bow on the tag, and a scattering of pearls.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #85 - Add Some Flowers
Eureka Stamps - #140 - Flowers
Come and Get It - Got Flowers?
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #9 - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Load on the Flowers
Suzy Bee's - #79 - Add Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - #138 - Lots of Flowers
The Crafter's Cafe - #116 - Feminine
Crafty Gals Corner - #19 - May Flowers
Crafting By Designs - Flowers

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Piggin' Gardening!

This birthday card is for my step dad, he's a keen gardener and enjoys growing veggies in his greenhouse, as well as flowers for the garden.  The image is a digi from Pink Gem, from the new range of pig digis, this one is Piggin' Gardening.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and added a hint of colour to the sky with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.
 I used an Xcut Build a Scene die to cut the leafy frame from Core'dinations card, which, after cutting, I passed through a leaf design Embossalicious embossing folder, then gently sanded to highlight the pattern.
The plant pot was cut with a First Edition die, I hand cut a garden cane and used a Woodware punch for the foliage.  The seed packets were fussy cut from a sheet of Papermania, Lucy Cromwell Home to Nest paper.  The potting compost along the bottom is Flower Soft, and I finished my card with a sentiment stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp and some fine twine.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Guys - #70 - Make Your Mark
Creative Card Crew - #87 - Embossing - Dry, Embossing Folder
Top Tip Tuesday - Animals
Incy Wincy - The Great Outdoors
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #136 - Embossing - Dry, Embossing Folder
Pile It On - #68 - Cute Animal
Kitty Bee - #47 - In The Garden
The Stamping Boutique - Die Cut or Punch
Seize the Birthday - Use the Negative - This die set is designed to use the negative of the cut
Southern Girls - #110 - Animal Crackers