Wednesday, 22 October 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - No Designer Paper

We have a new challenge for you today at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "No Designer Paper", and we're sponsored by Visible Image, who very kindly gave a couple of the DT a stamp set of our choice to play with.  I was one of the lucky ones (yippee!), and chose this gorgeous Fae Hope set, which stamps beautifully.  The wings are separate stamps to the figure, which gives you the option of having Fae as a girl or a fairy, and it also means that you can stamp the wings in a different colour to the body, I stamped the figure in black, but the wings in grey, which I then went over with a Quickie glue pen and covered this with iridescent glitter.  The image was, of course, coloured with Promarkers.
 I used Scattered Straw, Barn Door, and Fired Brick Distress Inks to colour a Craftwork Cards shaped blank, then added a mat of gold pearl card, I didn't have room for any more layers, as once the wings are on the figure, the image is huge!
To embellish, I die cut some flourishes with a Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz die, made a flower and foliage with my Spellbinders Create a Rose die set, and finished with some red satin ribbon and a bow.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Creative Card Crew - #73 - Bows 
Loves Rubber Stamps - #123 - Warm Colours
Di's Digis - Mystical Creatures
The ABC Challenge - V is for Vibrant

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas Poinsettia

It's been ages since my last post, almost a week, apologies for the poor service, but my fibromyalgia is still badly flared up just now and I seem to be spending most of my time sleeping or resting.  I did manage to get this Christmas card done, part of an order, this card had to have Mum on it and a traditional Christmas image.  You don't get much more traditional than a poinsettia, although I've given it a modern twist by using black, white and grey as the only other colours, and by opting for a CAS layout.
 The poinsettia and Seasons Greetings stamps are both from the same Papermania stamp set, I coloured the image with Promarkers, (the shading hasn't shown up very well in the photos) and decoupaged a couple of layers of the flower.  The Mum sentiment was also done with a Papermania stamp, but from a different set.
The shaped blank is from Craftwork Cards, and I finished off with a trio of red gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Use a Sentiment
Perfectly Rustics - #34 - Holidays
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #33 - Anything Goes / Use Your Imagination
Sister Act - #79 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - #40 - Christmas
Crafty Blogger's Network - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Halloween / Christmas
Party Time Tuesday - #186 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Snowflakes

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Snowflakes" and we're sponsored by Letraset and Live, Love Crafts, so that's two chances of a fab prize this time!
For my DT card, I decided to make a shaker card, to look like a snow globe, with lots of tiny punched snowflakes inside, along with some Ice Diamond glass glitter for a fun twist on the theme.
 Please excuse the dodgy pics, the acetate front on this card made it really hard to photograph!
The cute snow couple are a Pink gem digi called Chilly in Love, coloured, of course, with Promarkers.
I used Spellbinders Grand Circles dies to cut all the elements to make my card, I just cut a little of the bottom of the card so that it would stand nicely.  The pretty snowflake backing paper is Lili of the Valley, Frosty Christmas.
To embellish, I added some snowflakes, cut with Die'sire dies and Nellie Snellen punches, and finished with a few clear gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Holly Jolly Christmas - Snowman Fun
Inky Chicks - #40 - Christmas
The Sailing Pineapple - #19 - In The Round
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas
Eureka Stamps - #110 - Shaped Cards
Pile It On - #41 - 2 or More Die Cuts
Quirky Crafts - #21 - Frame It
The Glory of Christmas - #44 - Snowman
Alphabet Challenge - R for Round or Rectangle
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Snowflakes

Monday, 13 October 2014

Cutie Pie DT Card - Pefectly Purple

It's challenge time again at Cutie Pie, this fortnight our theme is "Perfectly Purple" and we're sponsored by Pink Gem.  We'd love for you to get your purple on and play along, but please remember to make it CUTE.  We've been getting a lot of non cute entries, and, unfortunately, no matter how beautiful they are, they can't be considered for a prize or top three place unless they are cute.
Pink Gem kindly supplied the DT with digis for this challenge, I've used the super sweet Angelica with Snowman, which I've coloured with Promarkers.
 I covered a card blank with purple paper, then die cut a piece of dark purple card, the same size as the blank, with my Memory Box Frostyville Border die, down the right hand side.  I then sprayed the die cut piece with iridescent Spray and Sparkle, and matted a piece of Lili of the Valley Woodland Wishes paper on to it, followed by the coloured topper.
To embellish, I layered some purple Christmas Anita's ribbon over some silver, sparkly, tufty, fibrey stuff, that I found a reel of, topped with a bow.  I also stamped a sentiment in Dusty Concord Distress Ink, using a Papermania Home for Christmas stamp, punched some snowflakes with a Nellie Snellen punch, and finished with assorted purple gems, and doodled, dotted border on the plain purple paper.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
The Glory of Christmas - #44 - Snowman
We Do Doobadoo - #16 - Christmas
Craft for the Craic - #9 - Something Suitable for a Child
Fab 'n' Funky - #232 - Anything with Ribbon
Scrapper's Delights - #33 - Anything Goes or Monochrome
As You Like It - Favourite Fibre and Why - Mine is ribbon, I love satin, grosgrain, velvet, saddle stitch, any ribbon!  I have reels and reels of the stuff, printed and plain, in every colour under the sun.  I love tying it in bows, often multi loop bows and I have so many colours that I can match it to almost any project.
Aud Sentiments - #117 - Anything Goes With a Sentiment
CRAFT - #280 - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Non-Traditional Christmas
Crafting From the Heart - #4 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 11 October 2014

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Create a Scene

We have a new challenge for you today at A Gem of a Challenge, this time our theme is "Create a Scene".  You can create you scene however you like, I've chosen to use two Pink gem digis, Chloe in Hat and Jumper, and Yule Log, and merge them together in Word, which is easy to do using png files.  I've used the black and white line art images and coloured with Promarkers, but you can merge the pre-coloured digis in exactly the same way.
 After colouring with Promarkers and dusting the edges of the die cut topper with Tumbles Glass Distress Ink, I've gone glittertastic with the Glamour Dust, this card really sparkles!  To create the frame round the image, I added a border of Stampendous Shaved Ice, covered it with a layer of Glossy Accents, into which I pushed an assortment of gems.  This was a bit of an experiment, but I'm quite pleased with the pretty, icy look it gives, I'll definitely be trying it again.
The papers are Papermania Bellisima, I love the colour combo and delicate patterns in this pack, it's in the current Docrafts goody bag, this is the first time I've got round to using them, but I'm already itching to use them again.
To embellish, I added a large snowflake, cut with Die'sire dies from glitter card, small snowflakes made with a Nellie Snellen punch, some baker's twine, a Craftwork Cards sentiment and some Papermania glitter domes.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Snowflakes
The ABC Challenge - U is for Unique
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Embellish It
Top Tip Tuesday - Non Traditional Christmas
Digi Chooseday - #40 - Christmas
Deep Ocean - #88 - Christmas in October
Milk Coffee - Lots of Layers
CRAFT - #280 - Christmas
We Do Doobadoo - #16 - Christmas
Sweet Sketch 2 - #30 - Sketch

Friday, 10 October 2014

Happy in the Garden

A simple one layer card today, made with a couple of sets of Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy stamps, that I picked up in the sale at Hobby Craft a while ago, one set was half price, the other was reduced by 70%, I do love a bargain!
 I started by heat embossing the garden furniture, using black ink and clear powder, then adding some colour with a variety of Distress Inks, adding shadow under the table and chairs.  I then got busy with an assortment of stamps from the two sets, and lots of shades of green Distress Ink, using first and second generation ink to add depth.  I went round the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink to make the other colours pop and finished with a stamped sentiment, from one of the sets.
Distress Inks used -
Black Soot
Walnut Stain
Peacock Feathers
Tumbled Glass
Salty Ocean
Peeled Paint
Shabby Shutters
Evergreen Bough
Mowed Lawn
Bundled Sage
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sister Act - #78 - Anything Goes 
Addicted to Stamps - #116 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - #117 - Anything Goes
The City Crafter - #232 - Leaves
Loves Rubber Stamps - #121 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #39 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Colours of Autumn

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Colours of Autumn" and we're sponsored by the Paper Shelter.  I decided to use this sweet Gorjuss stamp for my DT card, stamped on Neenah Desert Storm card to add to the autumnal feel, coloured, of course, with Promarkers, then die cut with a fancy Gold Spellbinders die.  I then used a little gold gilding wax round the edge of the die cut shape to give it a bit of a frame.
 I made the card blank with some orange wood-grain cardstock, it's an A5 card, not a size I make often, it made a nice change from a 5x7 card.
The bottom layer started off as a piece of kraft.  I embossed it with an Embossalicious Swirling Leaves folder, rubbed on some gilding wax in red, gold, and green, then gave the whole thing a good spray with some gold Spray and Sparkle.  The patterned paper is from an old Papermania Capsule Collection pack.
The die cut borders, top and bottom, were cut with a Sizzix die, from kraft card, which I coloured with various Distress Inks.  The branch and falling leaves were made with Spellbinders dies, again coloured with Distress Inks, and I added tiny red gems for berries on the branch.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Shopping Our Stash - #172 - It's the Most Colourful Time of the Year
Pile it On - #40 - Autumn
Quirky Crafts - #20 - Falling Leaves
Robyn's Fetish - #232 - Autumn Colours
Stamping Sensations - Warm Autumn Colours
Allsorts - #279 - Autumn
Sweet Stampin' - Autumn
Brown Sugar - #114 - Autumn / Fall
Creative Fingers - #51 - Anything Goes / Fall
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #139 - Fall Colours