Wednesday, 29 July 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - At Least 3 Layers

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "At Least Three Layers", and we're sponsored by Clearly Besotted Dies and Stamps.
I decided to make another Christmas card for my DT sample, using a Papermania Country Companions stamp that I bought ages ago in a sale but hadn't got round to inking up.  I used Rich Cocoa Memento to stamp the image, rather than black, for a softer look, then coloured with Promarkers, I have to admit that I really enjoyed colouring this one, with all it's different textures, even although the image is quite small.
 The pretty papers are Papermania, Lucy Cromwell Home for Christmas, a lovely pack from a couple of years ago which have a very nice linen texture, I thought that the poinsettia patterned one went particularly well with this image.  I just added in some what and green cardstock for matting and stamped a sentiment with a Papermania stamp, in brown ink to match the image.
To embellish, I added some layered ribbon, a matching button topped bow, some poinsettias made with Nellie Snellen punches, pine sprigs and holly leaves made with Spellbinders dies, and some gold gems. 

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #307 - Jolly Holiday
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Ooh La La - #185 - Christmas in July
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #54 - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Christmas Card Challenges - #34 - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - #274 - Christmas in July
The Glory of Christmas - #64 - Add Ribbon or Washi Tape
My Time to Craft - #300 - Christmas in July
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #96 - A Flower in Your Image
Creative Corner - Christmas in July

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Clean and Simple

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Clean and Simple" and we're sponsored by Eureka Stamps, who very kindly gave the DT an image each of our choice to play with.  I chose this beautiful Christmas digi, called Three Kings, which was great fun to colour with my Promarkers in bright jewel colours.  I also highlighted the pattern on the clothing with metallic gel pens for a bit of shimmer.
 I couldn't have kept this one more CAS if I'd tried, I simply added a narrow black mat and a stamped sentiment, done with a Papermania stamp, this gorgeous image really doesn't need anything else.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Addicted to Stamps and More - #154 - CAS
The Crafter's Cafe - #126 - Christmas in July
Crafting For All Seasons - #106 - Christmas in July
Fab 'n' Funky - #269 - No Patterned Paper
Holly Jolly Christmas - Inspired by a Carol - We Three Kings
Tuesday Throwdown - #254 - Christmas in July
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Eureka Stamps - #150 - Christmas in July
Ooh La La - #185 - Christmas in July

Monday, 13 July 2015

Cutie Pie DT Card - Cute as a Button

It's challenge time again at Cutie Pie, this month our theme is "Cute as a Button", meaning we'd like to see buttons on your cute creations, and we're sponsored by The Hobby House and Bugaboo, the latter of which gave the DT some super sweet digis to play with.  I coloured my adorable elephant with my usual Promarkers.
 The papers are elderly Papermania ones, from the Honey and Hugs range, to which I added some black card for matting and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.
To embellish, I added some layered ribbon, a matching button topped bow, some punched flowers with tiny button centres, some flower shaped buttons, and some pretty pink pearls.


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Sport

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Sport", and we're sponsored by Yours or Mine Papercraft. 
I've gone for the winter sport of ice skating for my DT card, making a Christmas card to add to my pile, using a sweet Wild Rose Studios stamp, coloured, of course, with my Promarkers, and highlighted with Glamour Dust, Star Dust Stickles, and Glossy Accents.  The frame around the topper was created with white glue, mica fragments, shaved ice, and glitter.
 The papers are Papermania, Bellisima, Christmas, to which I added some white card for matting.
To embellish, I added some layered ribbon, a matching button topped bow, a die cut snowflake made with a Diesire die, some smaller snowflakes made with a Nellie Snellen punch, some crystal gems, and a sentiment stamped with a Papermania stamp on a hand cut banner.


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Thank You Teacher

The Highland schools break up at lunch time today, a week later then many other regions in Scotland, let's hope hope the warm weather is here to stay for the summer holidays.  Today's card is the thank you card I made for my son Robbie's teacher, using a cute Lili of the Valley stamp, coloured with my trusty Promarkers.
 I used a Tim Holtz On The Edge die to create the notebook effect down the right hand side, then covered the card front with ledger print kraft card, matted onto burgundy card.  The sentiment was stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp, the ABC was stamped with an alphabet set, punched out with a small circle punch, then each piece was covered with Glossy Accents after being stuck to the card.  To further embellish, I added some layered ribbon, a matching button topped bow, and a trio of pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Summer Time

It's challenge time again at I love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Summer Time", and we're sponsored by Stitchy Bear, who very generously gave the DT an image each to play with for this one.  I chose Lunch Time, which I coloured, of course, with Promarkers, adding some Star Dust Stickles to the butterfly for a bit of sparkle.  What could be more summery than a picnic in the sunshine?
I decided to make my DT card into a retirement card for the headteacher at my son's school, who retires tomorrow, when our schools break up.
 The papers are old Trimcraft ones called Fairytale Princess, I really like the soft colours of this pack and the rather unusual colour combo.
I printed the digi nice and big as it's quite detailed, so there wasn't a lot of room for a many layers or a ton of embellishments, so I simply added, some ribbon, a matching button topped bow, an aqua coloured doily, some punched butterflies, and a computer generated sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Aud Sentiments - #135 - Animal & a Sentiment
Crafter's Cafe - #123 - Summer Fun

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Christmas Landscape

A simple Christmas card to add to my pile today, made using a beautiful Tailored Expressions die, which cuts like a dream, and, even although it's incredibly detailed, all the bits just fall out of the die, it really is top quality.
I bought it at the SECC last October and hadn't got round to using it until now, my mind is now busy with lots of ways to use it, I have itchy fingers to keep playing!
 I cut die cut silver glitter card, mounted it onto patterned paper, and filled in the snowy foreground with off white glitter card, to created a winter scene.
The pretty papers are Lili of the Valley, Snow Princess, to which I added some purple cardstock for matting, the camera has made it look more blue than it really is.
The sentiment and snowflakes were die cut with Tattered Lace dies, borrowed from my Mum, and to further embellish, I added some layered ribbon, a button topped bow, and some large aqua pearls.  I wanted to keep it all quite simple to showcase the lovely, glittery die cut topper.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Cuttlebug Mania - Use a Sentiment - Dies used - Tailored Expressions & Tattered Lace
Die Cuttin' Divas - #222 - Anything Goes - Dies used - Tailored Expressions & Tattered Lace
Papertake - Take Your Pick - Product - Pearls
Christmas Card Challenges - #30 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #143 - Sentimental
The Corrosive Challenge - #227 - Leave a Little Sparkle
Sister Act - #112 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - #122 - Anything Goes