Thursday, 22 January 2015

A Little Bit Corny!

I've been at the Sparkle Medium again, this time using this unusual Imagination Crafts ears of corn stencil and some of their printed backing card, which is the perfect size for a DL card.
 I used Champagne and Welsh Gold Sparkle Medium, from Imagination Crafts, this card glitters much more in reality, I can never capture the shimmer with my camera.
To make to card up, I simply matted the panel up onto cream card and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then tore some card from my scrap box to make the corner elements, and ran them through a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  The sentiment tag was stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp, and the final touches were some twine and a button.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Men at Work

It's that time of the week again when we start a new challenge at I Love Promarkers.  This week our theme is "Men at Work", and we're sponsored by The Paper Shelter, who kindly gave the DT some images to work with.  I chose to use this fun pizza chef, which I, of course, coloured with Promarkers.
 I've given the whole a card a bit of a pizzeria feel, using red, white and green of the Italian flag, and adding some striped bunting, made with a Stampin' Up punch, along the top of the card, to look a little like a cafe awning.
The papers are Papermania, It's a Man's World, apart from the green gingham, which is from Craftwork Cards.  The three little pizza slices were fussy cut from the Papermania paper pack, I thought they made the perfect embellishments for this card.
To finish off, I've added some red and white baker's twine, a large button, small buttons to the bunting, and a sentiment stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Guyz - #54 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - For a Man
Artistic Inspirations - #123 - Triangles - Bunting
Sweet Stampin' - Masculine
Sister Act - #89 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gal's Corner - #3 - Let's Hear It For The Boys
Fab 'n' Funky - #243 - Button It
Penny's - #211 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Hobbies

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Hobbies", and we're sponsored by Just Inklined.
I'm a keen cook and baker, so I chose baking as the theme for my DT card, using a Trimcraft stamp, coloured, of course, with Promarkers.
I've gone for a country kitchen look, using a sheet of Papermania, Simply Floral paper, from the latest Docrafts goody bag, making floral embellishments to decorate the corners of the topper, by fussy cutting some flowers from the patterned paper and layering them up.  A sentiment stamped with a Papermania, Lucy Cromwell stamp and a few blue gems were all I needed to finish my card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting from the Heart - #42 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - #130 - Something Old, Something New - Old stamp, new papers
The Corrosive Challenge - #215 - Shiny and New - New papers, shiny gems
My Time to Craft - #274 - Stripes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #82 - No Circles
Fab 'n' Funky - #242 - Something New - New paper
Penny's - #210 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Birthday Cheer!

I got these gorgeous Lili of the Valley papers, called One Birdie Lane, for Christmas, and I had itchy fingers to play with them, so I had a rummage through my older stamps and decided to ink up this golden oldie, from Papermania.  It's been coloured with Promarkers, as usual, then highlighted with Star Dust Stickles on the pompoms, although the photo makes it look lumpier than it is in reality.  I stamped a sentiment with a stamp from another Papermania set and added some seed beads for the cat's eyes.
 The flowers, flourishes and leaves were all made with a variety of Spellbinders dies, in colours to match the papers.  To finish, I added some lime green Card Candi.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Girly
Fantasy Stampers - #27 - Happy Birthday
Allsorts - #293 - New and Cute - New paper
Perfectly Rustics - #39 - Animals
Papertake - It's All New - New paper
Sweet Sketch 2 - #40 - Sketch

Monday, 12 January 2015

Fairy Doodles and New Paper

I decided to have a play with an old Fairy Doodles stamp set from Buzzcraft, pairing it with a new paper pack from Papermania, from the Simply Floral range.  I've used my old faithful Promarkers for the colouring, adding clear Wink of Stellar on the fairy's wings and on the butterfly, and some Liquid Pearls for a bit of texture on the toadstools.  The toadstools that I've used as embellishments were stamped with a stamp from the same set as the main image, and coloured to match, again with Promarkers.
 I used Spellbinders Grand Circles dies to make the card from a 6x6 blank, then layered up with die cuts, made with the same Spellbinders die set, in pink card and patterned paper.
The pretty, pink ribbon, is Papermania silk ribbon, which I've tied in a triple bow.  To further embellish, I added a metal butterfly, some pink gems, and a sentiment stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #278 - Sketch
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #119 - Include Some Pink
Robyn's Fetish - #246 - Mythical Creatures
Allsorts - #293 - Cute and New - New paper pack
Crafty Cardmakers - #130 - Something Old, Something New - Old stamps, new paper
Through the Purple Haze - #73 - New to You - New paper

Cutie Pie DT Card - White on White

It's the first challenge of the year at Cutie Pie, and we're kicking off with the theme of "Cute and White on White".  We have two sponsors this time, Di's Digis and the Hobby House, so that's double the chance of a prize!
I've used a super cute Pink Gem digi to make a first birthday card for my nephew, Reuben, who's birthday is tomorrow.  I coloured the bears with Promarkers and paper pieced the number with some spotty paper.
 I used Grand Spellbinders Labels One, and Fancy Labels One, to cut out the image and it's mat, which I then layered onto a piece of card which I had embossed with a Crafts Too folder.  The sentiment was stamped with Personal Impressions and Papermania stamps, then cut out with a Lacy Circle Spellbinders die.
To embellish, I used Cosmic Shimmer White PVA to create the pearl effect border round the edge of the card, and the bottle, dummy, and baby cup were cut with Sizzix dies and highlighted with Star Dust Stickles.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sister Act - #88 - Anything Goes 
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #145 - Anything Goes
Penny's - #209 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #261 - Polka Dots
Creative Card Crew - #78 - For a Child
Cuttlebug Mania - It Takes Two - Dies and embossing folder used, listed in main post above

Friday, 9 January 2015

Birthday Ozzie and Some New Dies

I got a lovely set of Xcut Birthday Party dies for Christmas, and I've been itching to have a play with them, here's the result, a bright a cheerful card, also featuring Birthday Ozzie, from Pink Gem.  I've used my usual Promarkers to do the colouring.
 The spotty paper and the striped paper on the cupcake case are Papermania, Capsule Collection, Spots and Stripes, in Brights, I pack I particularly like for kid's cards.  All the embellishments were made with the Xcut Birthday Party die set mentioned above, they cut really well, and there are lots more dies in the set than I've used here, including a large, layered birthday cake.  I stamped the sentiment with Personal Impressions and Papermania stamps, and simply layered onto red card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Aud Sentiments - #122 - Use the Word New or New Stash - I used new dies 
Seize the Birthday - Birthday Party
Creative Card Crew - #78 - For a Child
Papertake - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - #41 - Anything Goes
Love to Create - #148 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - #72 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - #76 - Let's Celebrate