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Tuesday 28 February 2012

Boys Will Be Boys

 Time for another challenge at Creative Craft Challenge this time we want to see your Masculine cards. We have 2 great sponsors for you this week Lili of the Valley & Stamping Boutique.

 I have used this fab stamp from Lili of the Valley called Cheers Bear I have coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers which I have listed below. The papers are some old Papermania ones which I found at the back of the drawer. I matted them onto some kraft card. I used another piece of Kraft to create the border which has been embossed with a stars folder. I've die cut some stars using my x-cut nesting dies from scraps of paper and embossed the edges of them. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamp N Doodle - Embossing
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Monday 27 February 2012

Sketch Time at Incy Wincy

This week we at Incy Wincy we are sponsored by our very own Nikki with her digi stamp company
Prize 3 digi's
Our challenge this week is to create something using the sketch that Samantha came up with 

I have used this fab Shark cupcake which the lovely Nikki drew especially for my son's birthday, I have coloured him with promarkers & flemarkers. I have - de coupaged him as you can see in the picture below and added some glossy accents to the bubbles and the eyes.
The papers are Echo Park A Boys Life, I 've used my Marth Stewart zig zag punch to create the border added a button to follow the sketch and then added a stamped sentiment to the bottom right corner and a digi stamp to the top left .
Promarkers used:
crab - bright orange, orange & burnt orange.
plant - forest green
sand - vanilla & sandstone
shark - cool grey 1,2,3,4,5
water - cool aqua, duck egg, marine
candle - lemon, canary, cadet blue ( flexmarker), china blue, midnight blue

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - Another Dimension
There's Magic In The Air - Critters
Sew Many Cards - Punch It
Crafty Boots - Food Glorious Food
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Celebration

Thursday 23 February 2012

Spring colours

 Here's a card I made up for Sarah at S J Crafts using my new limited edition spring promarkers and  MME Howdy Doody 6x6 pad. My card would fit nicely into this months challenge at S J Crafts which is flowers.
The image is a Lili of the Valley one which was free with one of the craft magazines a while ago. I used my promarkers to add colour to the paper lace as well as the image.

 I have inked the edges of the card with Antique Linen Distress ink and used Nesties to cut round the image and also to create the flower which is finished with a pearl. The swirl is a Marianne die and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and has been inked with the distress ink.
Promarkers used:
Hair - Vanilla, sandstone, caramel.
Top/ flowers - soft peach, peach
Top - daffodil bloom, pastel yellow, mustard
Skin - ivory, blush, oatmeal
Leaves - fresh meadow, soft green
Cat - cool grey 1,2,3
Flowers & flower pot - dusky pink, march hare, sunkissed pink, coral
Wall - pastel beige
Antique white for blending and pastel blue around the image.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafts & Me - Shades of Spring
Paper Pretties - Die cuts & punches
Simon Says Stamp - 3 different papers

Wednesday 22 February 2012


 Now this is one of my favourite cards I made recently, I love the papers and am really pleased with my colouring. I used this fab Digi from Ladybug Crafts Ink Magnum Lili Cupcake which I've coloured with my promarkers I used a snow writer to create the icing on the cake. The papers are MME Lime Twist Out of the Blue I've used my Martha Stewart zig zag punch doen the side and the sentiment is a rub on.

Promarkers used:
Cat - Umber, cocoa, cinnamon, sandstone
Cake case - raw sienna, gold
Others - forest green, bright green, berry, burnt orange, cool grey 1 & 2

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Dream Valley Challenge - Just For Men
Paper Sundaes - Birthday
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
My Time To Craft - Bring On The Cake

Monday 20 February 2012

Birthday at Incy Wincy

 This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is Birthdays and we are sponsored by

Who are offering a prize of 3 digi sets.
I have keep my card quite simple choosing some balloon paper from Basic Grey Cupcake collection which I have had for an age matching it with some blue card stock. The image and sentiment are from KnK Designs and the image has been coloured with promarkers and I added glossy accents to the balloon and stickles to the tassle on the hat. I've finished the card off with some card candy which has been coloured to match.

Promarkers used:
Honeycombe, pumpkin, burnt orange, berry red, crimson, burgundy, ice grey 1,2,3,4,5,warm grey 1,2, french navy.

Thursday 16 February 2012

Get Well Soon at MAWTT

Can you believe this is the forth and last week of my GDT at MAWTT this weeks challenge is Get Well Soon and we are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads
I have made a little  holder to go round a packet of travel tissues. I didn't follow a template just measured around my tissue and went from there.

 The image which is of course coloured with promarkers is from Digi Stamp Boutique and was freebie. I've covered the jar with glossy accents and added some crystal stickles to the bugs wings.

Here's a side on view so you can see how the tissues fit. The spotty paper is a digital download from Pink Petticoat

Promarkers used : Pastel green, pastel blue, pastel yellow, daffodil bloom, khaki.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pixie Cottage - Anything But A Card
Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything But A Card
Fab N Funky - Try something new ( first time I have made a tissue holder)
Party Time Tuesdays - Get Well Soon

Febuary's S J Crafts Challenge

 It's time for our 2nd challenge over at S J Crafts this time our challenge is Flowers with the added extra of using Red or Pink. Sarah is offering a fab prize of

 Onto my card I have used paper from another of the new release MME pads this time Dolled Up which I have teamed with a Fizzy Moon stamp which I coloured using promarkers & flexmarkers. I coloured the doily with the pale grey color as the white was to stark against the paper and then stuck a circle cut with my nesties of pink gingham which also comes from the paper pad . I stamped the sentiment with Black Memento ink directly onto the DP using one of the doily images on the paper to frame it. I kept the embellishments simple to show of the DP so have just one prima flower which has been coloured with my promarkers, in the centre of it I die cut a button from the pink gingham covered it in glossy accents and tied some pink twine through it.

Promarkers & flexmarkers used:
Muted pink (f), cocktail pink, pale pink, watermelon (f), daffodil bloom, marsh green, olive green & warm grey 1,2,3,4,5.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Love to Create Challenge - Buttons and Bows
Cupcake Challenge - Entwined
Tuesday Throwdown - Entwined
Truly Scrumptious - All Creatures Great & Small
Crafty Creations - Warm & Cuddly Teddy Bears
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Happy Birthday Dad

 This is the first of two cards I have made for my Dad's birthday which is tomorrow. For this one I have used this great image Relaxing Ronnie which you can get from Pollycraft, it's sold in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. I have coloured him with a mixture of promarkers and flexmarkers. His chair is paper pieced. All the DP is from MME Lost & Found Breeze pad.

Promarkers & flexmarkers used:
Apricot, ginger, spice, cocoa, lipstick red, antique white(f), march hare, tan, cinnamon, aquamarine(f), blue grey(f), ice grey 1,2,3, warm grey 1,2,3,4,5.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MSE challenge - Male card
Creative Card Crew - Masculine

Whoops a bit late

Not sure where this post dissappeared to think maybe blogger had the munchies!! Anyway just a quick post to let you know there is a new challenge over at Creative Craft Challenge, no card from me this time as it's the other teams turn, this time the challenge is VALENTINES DAY. Don't forget we still have a DT CALL on at the moment so email us at creativecraftchallenges@live.co.uk with some info about yourself, a link to your blog and a couple of lines about yourself, for full details check the  post on the challenge blog.

Monday 13 February 2012

Recipe time at Incy Wincy

This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is a recipe 3 embellishments, 2 papers & 1 image. We are sponsored this week by Pink Cat Studios
Prize is 5 free digis
I have used Lily as Rapunzel for my card and coloured her with promarkers adding silver pearls  to the centre of the flowers with liquid pearls. The papers are from First Edition Love Letters which I have edged with crystal stickles. The pink ribbon has been in my stash for an age and I have attached a little key charm to the bow.
Promarkers used :
Cool grey 1,2 ,3,4, apple, medow, rose pink, blossom, buttercup, vanilla, cyan, ivory, blush, saffron.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Just Some Lines - Fairytale/ nurdery rhyme ( Rupunzel)
The Poodle Palour - Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty Challenge - Ribbon & Bling
My Craft Spot - Girly Girl

Thursday 9 February 2012

Cute Critters at MAWTT

This weeks challenge at MAWTT is Cute Critters we are sponsored this week by Digi My World who are offering the lucky winner a $10 voucher.
I have used one of their cute pre - coloured images from Pip Squeaks Love pack to make this very CAS card. I've printed the image onto some textured card adding the thanks sentiment matted it onto some pink paper. I printed the image twice so I could add some interest to the card by de- coupaging the flower, I put some glossy accents on the centre of the flower. Little bit of ribbon along the bottom coloured to match.

Monday 6 February 2012

Love at Incy Wincy

This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is Love - pink black & white. We are sponsored by Bugaboo.

I have used this great image from Bugaboo called Deacon Heart I have coloured him with promarkers and paper pieced the heart, which I know looks red in the paper but I promish it is pink. I keep the rest of the card very simple as it's for Shannon to give to her boyfriend and I don't think 15yr old boys are really into frilly lovey dovey cards. The paper is from a pad that I bought when I first started making cards by Papermania which I have just matted onto some black card. The image is matted onto some of the pink paper and then more black. To finish off I have stamped the word love and drawn a square around the paper with a black gel pen.

Promarkers used :
Ice Grey 1,2,3,4

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lexi's Creations - Love
Lollipop Crafts - Make a Valentine's Card
Stamp With Fun - Love
Dream Valley Challenges - Valentine
Paper Sundaes - Clean & Simple
Pile It On - For a Tween
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Monchromatic ( If there is to much pink please delete my entry)

Friday 3 February 2012

Ruby Wedding Anniversay

This card was for an order for a Ruby Wedding Anniversary card. I have keep it quite simple with this gorgeous image from Lili of the Valley called Bunnies in love. I have coloured the bunnies with promarkers and chalks, adding glossy accents to the hearts and tiny gems to the flowers. I used some white fun flock to the bunnies tail. I've used my tiny heart embossing folder on some pearlised white card and matted it onto red. The border is punched with a woodware border punch onto which I hung a double heart charm.
The flowers are from various shops and have all been ocloured to match with my promarkers, behind which I tucked this gorgeous pin. The sentiment is prited onto Letrasets Safemat, what a great product I shall defnatly be using it again.

Promarkers used:
Ruby, crimson, cool grey 1, forest green, bright green, blossom.

Thursday 2 February 2012

My First Saturated Canary card

 Oh my I've been admiring the fantastic digi's from Saturated Canary that are appearing all over blog land and have finally taken the plunge and coloured in this lovely which was given away as a freebie last week.
 I have coloured her with promarkers and flexmarkers, boy did that take some time to get it right but worth it in the end, not the best colouring in the world but I'm happy with it. I have inked around her with Tattered Rose distress ink and the stamp around the edge with a swirly stamp in the same colour.
The papers are all from MME Blush pad which I teamed with a piece of Kraft cards. I have inked all the edges with distress ink to pull it all together. The pink ribbon was coloured with my ink pad and the aqua with my promarkers. I made the flower by cutting 4 scalloped circles from some DP, pinning them together with a pearl brad and scrunching them up around the brad and the flattening it out. Lastly some aqua pearls and a sentiment which again has been coloured with distress ink.

Promarkers used:
Flesh:ivory , blush, saffron
Hair: tea rose (flex), putty, sunkissed pink, pastel pink
Clothes: tea green, grey green, pastel green, aquamarine (flex)
Bird: cool aqua, duck egg
Other: cool grey 1

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Inky Impressions - Use pearls and/ or bling
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use striped paper
Whimsey Stamps - Make your own flower
Pixie Dust Studio's - Girlie girl
Shelly's Images - All Tied Up
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Inspiration photo