Wednesday, 26 November 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Frosty the Snowman

We have a new challenge for you today at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Frosty the Snowman", and we're sponsored by Marianne and Milk Coffee, meaning double the chance to win!
I've used a cute Lili of the Valley stamp for my DT card, coloured, of course, with Promarkers, then dotted with Cosmic Shimmer Specialist White Glue for the falling snow.
 The beautiful papers are Lili of the Valley, Woodland Wishes, I just love the colour combo of this stack, I've teamed it with a die cut kraft doily, cut with an Xcut die, and some oyster coloured pearl card to mat the panels onto.
To embellish, I used a selection of Spellbinders dies, and a stamped sentiment, done with a stamp from a Papermania Boofle set.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Copper Christmas Wreath

I've been experimenting with my new Brusho powder paints that I bought at the SECC last month, along with this lovely Woodware stamp.  I simply sprinkled three colours of powder onto the stamp, light brown, dark brown and orange, spritzed with water, then kept stamping until I got an image I was happy with.  The first few were too wet, this one was the fourth impression, it's great fun and gives a watercolour painted effect.  Once dry, I added some Diamond Sparkles glitter in Copper Penny to the hips for plenty of glitz.  I used Spellbinders Scalloped Circles dies to cut out the topper, and I edged the white scallops with Cinnamon Stickles for even more sparkle.
 I used kraft to cut a large circle with a Grand Spellbinder die, then embossed it with a Christmas Embossalicious folder, and inked it Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I matted this onto another circle, cut with a fancy Grand die, from copper mirri card, then placed this onto a dark brown card blank.
I then added die cut ivy corner embellishments, made with a Marianne die, which I gently inked with more Vintage Photo Ink, then rubbed over the corners with gold gilding wax.
To finish, I stamped and die cut into a tag shape, a sentiment, using a Papermania stamp and a Sizzix die, topping with a twine bow.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Use Die Cuts
Eureka Stamps - #116 - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
Get Creative - #2 - Anything Goes with the option of Glitter
Quirky Crafts - #24 - Going Round in Circles
Allsorts - #286 - No Design Paper
The Stamping Boutique - Christmas Cards Using Non-Traditional Colours
Sister Act - #84 - Anything Goes
Time Out - #19 - Embossing (I used an embossing folder), with the option of sparkle

Monday, 24 November 2014

A Sparkly, Snowy Scene

A simple Christmas card today, using Spellbinders dies, both sets are new purchases from the SECC last month; Grand Fancy Labels 1, and Holidays.
I filled in the snowy foreground with Cosmic Shimmer white glue (which dries white), and poured over iridescent glitter for plenty of festive sparkle.
 To embellish, all I added was some seam binding, and a bow topped with a Hobby House dazzler, I wanted to let the dies do the talking on this one.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Come and Get It - Winter
Allsorts - #286 - No Design Paper
Inkspirational - #70 - Christmas With Optional Twist of No Red or Green
Crafty Catz - #256 - Winter
Simply Create Too - #75 - Snow, Snow, Snow, or Use all White
4 Crafty Chicks - #221 - Make it Sparkle
Creative Moments - #86 - Anything Goes / Make it Sparkle
Divas by Design - Let it Snow
Get Creative - #2 - Anything Goes with the option of Glitter
Ooh La La - #170 - Christmas

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - A Christmas Sing Song

It's challenge time once again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "A Christmas Sing Song", and we're sponsored by Polka Doodles.  I've gone with a cute caroler for my DT card, she's a Tiddly Inks stamp, and was a magazine freebie, the penguin stamp was from the same set, I decided to stamp him too, to give her an audience!  I have, of course, used Promarkers to colour the image.
 The oh so pretty papers are Lili of the Valley, Snow Princess, to which I've added some lilac pearl card for matting, and some eau de nil pearl card for the die cut border, done with my Memory Box Frostyville Border die.  I added a touch of Star Dust Stickles to the die cut border and to the edge of the topper for a bit of festive sparkle.
To embellish, I added some satin ribbon with a double bow, a stamped sentiment, die cut into a tag shape with a Sizzix die, some lilac gems, and some flowers made with Nellie Snellen punches.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting By Designs - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - 2 Or More Design Papers
Papertake - Sooo Girlie
Love to Create - #142 - Christmas
Through the Purple Haze - #68 - Use Lace, Ribbon or Twine
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #111 - Cute
Sweet Stampin' - To Die For
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #78 - Your Favourite Holiday

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sepia Scene

A one layer wonder today, made with Clarity stamps, a Clarity mask, and just one shade of Distress Ink, Vintage Photo, making it perfect for a man's card.
 I love this mask, it's perfect for creating a scene through, which I've done with torn paper, a selection of Clarity stamps and a Clarity dusting brush.  This was the first time using these brushes, and I have to say that I'm really impressed with them, I much prefer them to the Inkylicious ones that I already have.
After removing the stencil, I went round the outline with a matching Distress Marker to add definition to the branch shapes.  I also added a little colour to the corners, and added a twiggy border before fixing to a 7x7 kraft blank.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #62 - Masculine
Just Inspirational - Frame It
Dream Valley - #95 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #120 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #7 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Male Christmas Card

It's that time of the week again when we start a new challenge at I Love Promarkers, this time our theme is "Male Christmas Cards", and we're sponsored by Kenny K, who are offering a choice of three digis to our randomly chosen winner.
The DT were all, very generously, given sponsor images to play with for this challenge, I chose this super cute Elf Boy, and coloured him up with my Promarkers, in rather nontraditional colours, for a baby's first Christmas card.
 The papers I've used are Lili of the Valley, Frosty Christmas, to which I've added some kraft for matting, and some kraft coloured ribbon.
I used a Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles die to cut the lacy edged circle, a Joy die for the bunting, and a Quick Kutz alphabet die set for the lettering on the flags, to personalise the card.  The panel in the centre was embossed with an Embossalicious folder (an SECC bargain!) and gently inked with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
To finish, I've added a computer generated sentiment and some pale blue gems in the corner.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Dream Valley - #94 - Christmas 
The Crazy Challenge - #184 - Your Favourite Technique - Colouring with Promarkers
Pile It On - #45 - Special Occasion - First Christmas
Sketchy Colors - #233 - Sketch
Completely Christmas - #37 - Let's See Some Blue
Crafty Creations - #106 - Christmas with Ribbon
Ruby's Rainbow - #92 - Non Traditional Christmas

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

A Gaggle of Geese

More fun with some of my new SECC goodies, including one of my Mum's new Imagination Crafts dies, this beautiful geese silhouette.  I cut it in kraft and used a little gold gilding wax here and there to highlight some areas.  The background was done with a wash of Aquatints, from the Landscape set.
 I used a 7x7 card blank so I'd have plenty room to showcase this lovely die, and these pretty papers, also a new purchase, they're Lili of the Valley, Enchantment.  I've used a couple of other new dies on this card too, a Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels 1 die, and Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms dies, I've also used the stamps to go along with these.  The Joanna Sheen ivy die was in my collection already, it's one I use time and time again.  The birthday wishes tag was stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp, guess what?  It's from my SECC haul too!  To finish, I layered up some ribbon, added a triple bow, and embellished the corners with gems and doodling.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Penny's - #202 - Creative Corners
Inky Impressions - #184 - Creative Corners
Papertake - 2 or 4 Legs
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Through the Purple Haze - #67 - Use a Punch or Die
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #110 - Autumn Colours
My Time to Craft - #266 - Farmyard Animals
Open Minded Crafting - #23 - Fowl of Any Kind
Aud Sentiments - #119 - Put Your Sentiment on a Tag
Part Time Tuesday - #189 - Anything Goes