Wednesday, 4 May 2016

I love Promarkers DT Card - Use Ribbon or Lace

It's challenge time once again at I Love Promarkers, this time our theme is "Use Ribbon or Lace", and we're sponsored by The Paper Shelter, who kindly gave the DT a couple of of image to play with, I chose Charming Spring Girl, which I coloured, of course, with my Promarkers, then cut out with a fancy Spellbinders die.
 The papers are Lili of the Valley, from a pad called Dress Shoppe, the colours in this pad are gorgeous, I added plain white card for matting to give a clean, fresh look.
I threaded two lengths of pale pink organza ribbon through convenient die cut slots in the topper, top and bottom, then secured it behind the outermost white mat before sticking it to the card front for a neat finish.  I then added a matching bow.
The flowers and foliage were made with a Crafters Companion die set, I added some green Flower Soft to the centres.
A sentiment tag stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp and some pearls were the final touches to my card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Cardmakers - #163 - Pearls or Gems
Love to Scrap - #77 - Make it Girly
Come and Get It - #116 - Make Your Own Embellishment - Handmade Flowers and Bow
Fussy and Fancy - #162 - Female Birthday
Simply Create Too - #108 - Ladies Only
Addicted to Stamps and More - #192 - Make Your Mark - Promarkers
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays

Saturday, 30 April 2016

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Favourite Colour Combo

It's challenge time again at A Gem of a Challenge, this time our theme is "Your Favourite Colour Combo", my favourite is pink and green, pink certainly seems to be popular with the team, I wonder if this will be the same with our challenge entrants?  I decided to use Yummy Mummy Emma for my DT card, colouring her with my Promarkers.
 The papers are from a DCWV pad that's been in my stash for years and is much neglected, I added some bright pink card for matting.
To embellish I added, some pink lace, lime green grosgrain ribbon with a matching button topped bow, a couple of sentiment tags made with Lili of the Valley stamps, a flower made with a Spellbinders die and inked with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron, and a few pink gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Simply Create Too - #108 - Ladies Only
Cardz 4 Galz - #21 - Include a Button
Crafty Ribbons - #149 - Button it Up
The Crafty Addicts - #14 - Use Ribbon
Passion for Promarkers - #343 - Make it Digital

Friday, 29 April 2016

Sleepy Santa

I'm trying to get back on track with my Christmas cards, I haven't made any for a few weeks, so I decided to ink up this cute Helz Cuppleditch stamp and get colouring with my Promarkers.
 I used spotty and stripy cardstock from Anna Marie Designs on this card, I didn't add too many layers as the image is large and quite detailed, I really enjoyed colouring this one.
To embellish, I added layered organza and spotty grosgrain ribbons with a matching bow, a Papermania Folk Christmas Sentiment, and some die cut holly made with Sue Wilson Dies, the berries were made with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Fab 'n' Funky - #302 - Bright Christmas
Aud Sentiments - #154 - Animal and a Sentiment
Deep Ocean - #127 - Dots and Stripes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Use a Die Cut
Incy Wincy - Inspired by a Song / Book / Movie - I chose the song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
Christmas Card Challenges - #21 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - #54 - Earn Your Stripes
The Glory of Christmas - #83 - Use a Stamp or Digi

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Roses and Ribbon

A fresh floral card today, made with die cuts and stencils, in my favourite colour combo of pink and green.
 I started by creating the circular focal element, using Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Picked Raspberry, and a couple of Imagination Crafts stencils.  Once the ink was down, I flicked water at it for a soft splotchy effect, once this was dry I stamped my sentiment with a stamp from a Buzz Craft set.
I covered my card blank with bright pink card, stuck my stenciled piece to this, then made a panel from white card, die cut a circle from the centre, added a ribbon border, and adhered this to the card with foam tape for dimension.
The roses and butterfly were made with my Xcut Rose Flourish die set, and I finished my card with some white pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Allsorts - #359 - Ribbons and Roses
Fussy and Fancy - #161 - Pink and Green
Cut it Up - #94 - Spring Flowers
Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
Cupcake Inspirations - #356 - Colour Combo

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Kitty Bee Showcase Card - Sewing Kit

It's that time of the month when I share my Kitty Bee showcase card, this time I chose to use the super cute Sewing Kit, colouring her with Promarkers, then using a Spellbinders Hexagon die and some pretty Papermania, Folk Floral papers, created a patchwork effect.
 I really enjoyed embellishing this one!  I found some tape measure ribbon and layered it over yellow lace, which I finished with a button topped bow and a cute as can be sewing machine charm.  I also added a bobbin that I die cut with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die and wound with narrow ribbon, some heart topped pins, a trio of buttons, and a sentiment inside a stitched heart that was stamped with a Papermania stamp from the Sew Lovely range.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Craft Your Passion - #308 - Anything Goes
Eureka - #189 - Buttons and Bows
Love to Scrap - #76 - Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #32 - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - Cats and Dogs
Simply Papercraft - #27 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Patterned Paper Free For All
Crafty Gals Corner - #68 - Cute as a Button

I Love Promarkers Dt Card - Pastel Colours

It's time for a new challenge at I Love Promarkers, this fortnight our theme is "Pastel Colours" and we're sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy, who kindly gave the DT some images to play with.  I chose to use Water Fairy, colouring her, of course, with Promarkers, then adding plenty of Star Dust Stickles for some fairy sparkle.
 The papers are Lili of the Valley, from a pack called, appropriately enough, Pastel Dreams, to which I've added some pearl Eau de Nil card for matting.  The sentiment stamp I've used is from Lili of the Valley too, I thought that the sentiment went rather well with the image.
The waterlily die is new, I couldn't resist it when I was ordering stamping card from Joanna Sheen, it's from her Signature range.  This image was on my desk ready to be coloured when I saw it and I just had to have it, I have a couple of rubber stamps with waterlilies on so it'll be used again!
To finish, I added some layered ribbon, a matching button topped bow, and some coloured gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #342 - Things with Wings
Where the HeArt Is - #8 - Sparkle and Bling
Addicted to Stamps - #124 - Pastel Colours
Come and Get It - #114 - Things With Wings
Aud Sentiments - #153 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - #301 - Winged Things
Inspiration Destination - #82 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Make It Girly

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Welcome Baby Eva

Another baby card today, this time for a baby girl called Eva.  As with yesterday's card, I used a Lili of the Valley stamp, colouring some areas of the image with Promarkers and paper piecing others.  The sentiment stamp is also from Lili of the Valley, and the banner and letter stamps are from Papermania.
 I created a shaped card base using a 6x6 blank and my new Crafter's Companion die set, from the Mr & Mrs range, I love the lacy edge it gives.
The papers are Papermania, Capsule Collection, Wild Rose, I added some paper to the inside of the card so that the fancy edge shows up against it.
The stitched and scalloped circles were also made with Crafter's Companion Dies, the doily was made with an Xcut die.
To embellish, I made some flowers with another new Crafter's Companion die set (I was at a Crafter's Companion demo at the weekend and they were on offer), and finished off with plenty of pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
In The Pink - #92 - Pearls
Fantasy Stampers - #60 - New Baby
Brown Sugar - #194 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #320 - Monochrome
Fab 'n' Funky - #300 - Girly and Pretty
Inky Chicks - #65 - Baby Cards
Tuesday Throwdown - #290 - Monochrome
Crafting from the Heart - #108 - Anything Goes