Wednesday, 17 December 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Anything Goes

It's challenge time at I Love Promarkers, this one runs for longer than usual, finishing on the 7th of January, and our theme is the ever popular "Anything Goes".  We're sponsored by Stitchy Bear, who very kindly gave the DT images of our choice to play with, I chose this pretty birthday cake digi, called Happy Happy, which I coloured with Promarkers.
 I've gone for a soft, shabby look for this card, combining a Craftworks Cards shaped blank with Lili of the Valley, Timeless Victorian papers, the edges of which I've inked with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  To continue the look, I've added a layer of voile, a seam binding bow and some punched flowers, made from paper from the same pack as the layers on the card.  A few pearls and gems finish it off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Creative Card Crew - #77 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - #237 - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Birthday Time
Sister Act - #87 - Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times - December Birthday
Clear It Out - Anything Goes

Monday, 8 December 2014

Cutie Pie DT Project - Anything But a Card

We have a new challenge for you today at Cutie Pie, this month our theme is "Anything But a Card", but please make it cute, and we're sponsored by Bugaboo and Flourish With a Bling.  Bugaboo very kindly gave the DT some cute images to play with, I chose this fun snowman, which I coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Star Dust Stickles.
 I decided to make a gift bag, using the We R Memory Keepers gift bag punch board that I bought at the SECC in October.  This is the first time that I've used it, and I'm quite pleased with how my bag turned out, it's easy to use and punches nice and cleanly, I think I'll get plenty of use out of it, it even punches the holes in the right place for threading ribbon handles.  The only drawback is that the bags are quite small.
I've kept this project quite simple, just some black card for matting, some white crochet lace, and a poinsettia and flourish made with Marianne dies to embellish.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Pile It On - #49 - Anything Christmas / Holidays
A Crafty Mess - #2 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Cupcake Inspirations - #290 - Ruby, White and Forest

Saturday, 6 December 2014

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Anything Christmas

We have a new challenge for you today at A Gem of a Challenge, which will be running for the whole of December, with the nice and easy theme of "Anything Christmas".  I've used the fabulous and fun, Christmas Cocktail Emma, digi from Pink Gem, which I've coloured with Promarkers, then I added some silver glitter to her boa to giver her a long string of glitzy tinsel.
 The papers are Trimcraft, Back to Basics, Traditional, which I picked up at the SECC for the bargain price of £1, not bad of an 8x8 pack of this year's papers eh?!  The sentiment stamp is from a Fizzy Moon set, I thought it went rather well with this image as she does seem to be having a rather fantastic time!
To embellish, I've added some coloured pearls, holly cut with Spellbinders dies, with red dew drops for berries, and flourishes cut with a Sizzix die, which cuts one massive flourish, which is perfect for cutting up into smaller pieces, as I've done here.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Pattie's Creations - #105 - Christmas Card
CRAFT - #288 - Christmas
Delightful Challenges - Twinkle, Twinkle (Add Something Sparkly)
Crafting for all Seasons - #91 - 'Tis the Season
Divas By Design - Festive
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas / Holidays
Just Us Girls - #270 - Sparkle

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Travel

We have a new challenge for you today at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Travel", and we're sponsored by Doctor Digi.
I've used a super cute Digi Darla image, coloured, of course, with Promarkers, to make a birthday card for my son, Robbie, who will be eight at the end of the month.  I've had this digi printed out for ages, just lying around waiting to be coloured, and little Mr Eagle Eyes spotted it last week, and declared it to be adorable (he loves cats), so I decided to make it into his birthday card; the fact that it's perfect for this weeks ILPMs DT card is a bonus!
 I added some interest to the image by stamping some clouds and birds in grey in with Kanban stamps, then adding a border with a Papermania border stamp, the matching sentiment is from the same Papermania set.
The cloud paper is from a magazine freebie paper pack from ages ago.  I die cut the bunting with a Joy die and added letters cut with a Quick Kutz alphabet die set.
I kept this one pretty clean and simple, the image panel is quite large and doesn't leave much room for embellishments, and somehow I don't think my son would appreciate bows ans bling!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Animal Friends - #21 -  Anything Goes With an Animal
Creative Card Crew - #76 - Birthday With Sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - #240 - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Birthday Time

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 -
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Snow People
Crafting For All Seasons - #91 - 'Tis the Season
Fab 'n' Funky - #239 - Die Cuts
Craft Your Passion - #241 - Baby It's Cold Outside
Eureka Stamps - #116 - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
Come and Get It - Winter
Fantasy Stampers - #24 - Cute Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity- #203 - Furry Friends
Winter Wonderland - Let's Get Sentimental

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