Saturday, 23 July 2016

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Animals

It's time  for a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge, this time our theme is "Animals", so nice and easy to play along.  I decided to use Little Millie's Birthday, from the Pink Gem store, for my DT card, colouring the image with Promarkers and highlighting it with a touch of Star Dust Stickles.
 The patterned paper is from a geriatric Dovecraft pack called A Piece of Cake, to which I added some dark brown and pink pearl cardstock.  The die used to cut the sentiment is Dovecraft too, I picked it up at The Range really cheap when I was on holiday.
The main topper was cut out with a Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die, and I inked the edges of this, the backing paper and some of the die cuts with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.  The cupcakes and balloon were die cut with dies from my Xcut Birthday Party set.
The final touch was to add three star shaped gems around the sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - #18 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - #160 - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Sisterhood of Crafters - Animals
Artistic Inspirations - #161 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #121 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #82 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Pop Up Poinsettias

I'm back on the Christmas cards again!  I've made a pop up box card using my Mum's Tattered Lace dies to make the box and to do the matting, this time filling it with festive poinsettias.
 The papers are Papermania, Bellissima Christmas, I chose sheets with a poinsettia design to match the die cut toppers that came as a sheet in a Docrafts goody bag years ago, and that, until now, I hadn't got round to using.  The flowers are slightly pearlised and catch the light nicely, I used pearl card for the box base too to the whole card has a Christmassy shimmer.
I used a Tonic die to cut the sentiment from red mirri, it's the perfect size for this box card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
CRAFT - #373 - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - #111 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Christmas in July
Through the Purple Haze - #104 - Peaceful / Harmony
Crafty Gals Corner - #81 - Christmas in July
Deep Ocean - #133 - Christmas in July
Dream Valley - #136 - Christmas in July
The Glory of Christmas - #89 - Dies and/or Punches but no Stamping
Christmas Card Challenges - #33 - Colour Palette
My Time to Craft - #315 - Christmas in July

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Kitty Bee Showcase Card - Flower Love Bug

It's that time of the month when I share my Kitty Bee showcase card, this month I've chosen to use Flower Love Bug, which I coloured with my Promarkers in bright, summery colours.
 The backing paper and paper used to make the flowers are from a Lili of the Valley pad called Sunny Side Up, to which I've added navy cardstock and a doily.  The sentiment tags were stamped with Lili of the Valley stamps, cut out and topped with a navy pearl.
To embellish, I added some polka dot grosgrain ribbon with a matching bow, and some flowers and foliage made with a Crafter's Companion Sara Davis die set.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #355 - Summer Flowers
Inspiration Destination - #95 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - #258 - Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - Things With Wings
Tuesday Throwdown - #303 - Favourite Embellishments - Handmade Flowers and Ribbon with a Bow
Crafty Boots - Inspiration Picture - I used the red, yellow, blue and green colour combo, along with the summer theme and red flowers.
Di's Digis - Hot / Bright Colours

Monday, 18 July 2016

Cutie Pie DT Card - Polka Dots and Pastels

We're at the halfway point of our "Polka Dots and Pastels" challenge at Cutie Pie, this month we're sponsored by Little Blue Button, who very kindly gave the DT some pretty digis to play with.  I chose to use Dream Charlie, colouring her with my Promarkers.
 The paper are mix of Kanban, Cambridge and Lili of the Valley, Shabby Shack, I chose these because they were in pastel colours and had dots on!  I added a doily into the layering for a pretty, girly look.
I used a Spellbinders die to cut the fancy blue circle and Sizzix dies for the flowers and foliage, I added colour to the small flowers with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and added yellow gems to their centres.
The sentiment and banner were stamped with stamps from a Papermania Folk Floral set, and I finished my card with some layered ribbon with a matching bow.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Artistic Inspirations - #161 - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - #121 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #197 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - #36 - Use Your Dies
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #113 - Fancy and Use Pink
Crafting With Friends - #25 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - #33 - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Your Trademark Style and Why - My style does vary, I like to experiment, but this is my fail-safe style, image coloured with Promarkers, ribbon with a matching bow and handmade flowers, along with pretty paper, I'm not sure why, I guess it's just my comfort zone!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Glitter and Glitz

It's our 7th birthday at I Love Promarkers, and to celebrate, our theme this fortnight is "Glitter and Glitz", so get your shimmer on and join the fun.
We're sponsored this time by Fabrika Fantasy, who kindly gave the DT some digis to play with, I chose to use Earth Fairy, which I coloured, of course with my Promarkers, then went wild with Glamour Dust to add the glitter and glitz element.
The pretty patterned paper and the paper I made the flowers from is from a Prima pad called Meadow Lark, a pack almost too beautiful to use, almost but not quite!  All the plain and pearl cardstock is from Anna Marie Designs.
I used Spellbinders Adorning Rectangles dies to create the frame, Joanna Sheen Signature dies to make the ivy, and Sue Wilson Cornflower dies for the flowers, to which I added a Hobby House dazzler to the centre of each for even more sparkle.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - #160 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #120 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - #168 - Bling It Up - Lots of Glamour Dust glitter and Hobby House dazzlers
Ooh La La - #208 - Something Beginning With F - Fairy, Flowers, Fruit, Frame, Foliage
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle - Anything Goes With Glitter, Embossing Powder or Flock - I used loose glitter
Crafting With Friends - #24 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Friday, 8 July 2016

Kitty Bee DT Card - Summer Fun

We're at the half way point of our "Summer Fun" challenge at Kitty Bee, this fortnight we're sponsored by Lemon Shortbread and Scrap 'N' Dipity, both of whom kindly gave the DT some images to play with.  I chose this beautiful digi from Lemon Shortbread called Strawberry Hat Kid, which I coloured with my Promarkers.  The colouring looks much richer in reality, reds never photograph well and the fruits look much flatter than they actually are.
 The strawberry paper is from an ancient Papermania pack called Little Cake Shoppe, which I still really like, I have it in A4 and A5, much depleted now.
I cut away a section of card from the right hand side of the blank and glued on a die cut border, cut with a Sizzix die from green pearl card.  I lined the card with red paper so that the die cut foliage really stands out against it.
The sentiment was stamped with a Papermania Daisy and Dandelion stamp and die cut with a Spellbinders die.  Whilst still in the die, I added a little Twisted Citron Distress Ink for a hint of colour, and coloured the butterflies bright red for a bold splash of colour.
The strawberry flowers were made with a punch, I used some yellow glitter flock for the centres, the foliage was created with the same die as the border, I simply snipped it into sprigs.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favourite Colouring Medium and Why - I love Promarkers, I love how they blend and how the colours layer up to a rich, intense shade.  I also find colouring with them very therapeutic.
Aud Sentiments - #159 - For a Girl + a Sentiment
Craft Rocket - #19 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Sport

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this fortnight our theme is "Sport", and we're sponsored by Doctor Digi, who kindly gave the DT some images to play with.  I chose to use KO Kevin, colouring him, of course, with Promarkers, complete with black eye!

 I kept this card pretty CAS in design, using just one patterned paper, from a Craftwork Cards bumper pack.  The sentiment was computer generated and matted onto red card, and the finishing touch was a trio of red mirri Card Candi.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Guyz - #126 - Clean and Simple
Aurora Wings - #31 - Black, White and One Other - I chose red
Crafty Friends - #34 - Inspired by a Song - The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel
That's Crafty - Masculine
Addicted to Stamps and More - #200 - Happy Birthday
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #92 - Anything Goes