Wednesday, 29 October 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Three of a Kind

It's challenge time once again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Three of a Kind", and we're sponsored by Stitch Bear, who generously gave the DT a digi of our choosing for this challenge.  I chose Christmas Candles 2, by Floppy Latte, which I thought was perfect for this challenge, with it's three candles, it been coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with gold gel pen, clear Wink of Stella, and some Glossy Accents.  To add to the theme, I've used three patterned papers, three gems and a triple loop bow.
 The papers are Papermania First Noel, I've inked all the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink for definition.  I've kept the layout simple, as the image is quite large, I have to say that I really enjoyed colouring this one, it's a bit different to the designs that I usually pick and it made a nice change.  The sentiment was computer generated to personalise the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Perfectly Rustics - #34 - Holidays
Christmas Card Challenges - #48 - Anything Goes
Allsorts - #282 - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Gold Christmas
Completely Christmas - #35 - Add a Sentiment
Brown Sugar - #117 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

For Jack's Christening

Boy am I tired!  I was at the SECC at the weekend for my annual couple of nights away and colossal crafty spend up, and, when you have fibromyalgia it fairly takes it out of you!  I had a fabulous time though, just Mum and me this year, and we shopped 'til we dropped, in fact our suitcases were so heavy we could hardly lift them!  Now all I need is the energy to play with all my new goodies.  In the mean time, here's a christening card I made for my Dad's girlfriend, who's grandson, Jack, was christened at the weekend, she's going to give this card to her son and daughter in law.
 The image and sentiment are from a Buzzcraft stamp set, I've stamped them onto Neenah Desert Storm card and coloured with Promarkers, adding a tiny amount of white pencil for highlights.
The papers are First Edition, Up and Away, I love the colours and designs in this pack for baby boy cards, and some of the sheets are beautifully glittered too.  I found some blue lace in my stash that was a perfect colour match for these papers, and added some top and bottom, to the horizontal central band.  The bunting was made with a Stampin' Up punch, I added letters cut with a Quick Kutz alphabet set to the flags, to spell out the baby's name.
To embellish, I've added buttons, blue gems and a die cut heart and cross, both cut with Spellbinders dies.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Card Mania - #56 - Buttons
Incy Wincy - Buttons and Bling
Brown Sugar - #117 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #76 - For the Boys
Simply Create Too - #73 - Shop In Your Own Craft Room - All old stash used
Sister Act - #80 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Use Kraft

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