Friday, 3 February 2023

Hearts and scrolls

I have used Patties gorgeous "hearts and scrolls~" image 
for this months challenge at Patties Creations.

 For this card, I decided to colour the background with my promarkers
and other alcohol pens.
I printed the image on card and cut out the centre heart,
mounting the whole thing on 3D foam pads. 
I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the heart
and added dots on the inside of the heart with my sakura pen 
and black dots on the edge of the white card.

Friday, 6 January 2023

Mardi Gras birthday

Happy new year!
Hope you had a lovely time over the Christmas break.

I used the image "Mardi Gras mask" from Patties Creations
to make this card.
This was a lovely image to colour and layer.
I used my promarkers and other alcohol pens to colour this. 
I put 3d foam on the mask part and layered it, after putting some 
white (Sakura pen) hand-drawn little doodles on. 
I managed to find a paper in my stash, which had a fun-fetti
vibe to it.
The butterflies were punched with my Martha Stewart punch, inked 
around the edges and white dots added. 
I inked and embossed the edges of the card.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:

Sunday, 18 December 2022

A little late..

Well, this one has been a long time coming... 
we have had no internet for a while, problems with our provider, and then the router box, 
and then the next one it was replaced with!
(and there have been loads of postal strikes, which have hampered things too!)

Anyway - I got this on here in the end...a little late though...
Patties Creations - Peek a boo elf. 

 This was quite quick to make, once I had the idea.
I coloured the elf with my promarkers and other alcohol pens, 
added a few little patterns with my white sakura pen and fussy cut
all the way around him.
I cut some stripey chirstmas paper to look like a wrapped present and added some
 spots and stitches on it with my white pen. 
The sentiment was stamped.
(I also dry embossed all around the edge.)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafty calendar - atg - 1 Jan
Jingle belles - christmas card - 26 Dec
Crafters cafe - atg - 14 Jan
Crafty friends -Traditional christmas colours - 1 Jan
The sisterhood of crafters - traditional christmas colours - 26 Dec
Fab n funky - last min christmas card - 1 Jan

Friday, 25 November 2022


Hi! Over at the Colour Crazy Challenge this week, we sadly do not have a sponsor.
However, it does mean that we can use an image from any sponsor we like...
I used a new image from Patties Creations ...

Infact, it is soooo new, that it's not even out there yet.,.. 
so this is exclusive!
All I can say is, keep watching Patties page for this very cute and versatile image..
coming very soon!

 I just loved how I could make this image look so different 
for my sister and her family.
I used my promarkers and other alcohol pens to colour the mugs of delicious hot choc.
I tried to colour each mug like a mug I would choose to buy each of her family. 
Before I printed the images, I used a different sentiment to put their names on.

All the rest of the card needed, was a few
diecut snowflakes, a stamped sentiment and a cute slice of christmassy paper
for the mugs to sit on.

I think this one will make my sister smile.

I also think I will be making more on a similar theme for other family members...

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty hazlenuts paper challenge- patterned paper - 1 Dec
Happy little stampers  -  christmas - 4 Dec
Creative knockouts - time to be merry - 2 Dec 
Digi choosday - atg - 6 Dec
The holly and the ivy - atg - 12 Dec
Jans digi stamps - atg - 6 Dec

Friday, 4 November 2022

Party time!

 November is here already and it's tome for
another challenge at Pattie's CReations.

This time, I have used the image "Pinata and 2 maracas"
(but I didn't use the maracas on this card)

It w\s a lovely image to colour and fussy-cut.
I used a bow from my "precious hearts" die cut shape
and stamped and coloured the bough on blue paper.
The image has been stamped and I inked 
and faux-stitched around the edges.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 28 October 2022


For our latest challenge at "The Colour Crazy Challenge"
we have welcomed our sponsor :  Scribbles designs. 
I got the fab image, beer mugs. 

 I printed the image twice, as a mirror image so that I could
"clink" the mugs together.
I coloured them using my promarkers and other alcohol pens
and added a backing paper, which I inked the edges of.
I cut out the sentiment on my big-shot and 
punched some stars, along with using a little
dovecrafts pearl effects, to act as bubbles, popping from the mugs. 
I embossed the outside edge of the card with a simple, straight line
and hand-drew a simple border around the edge of the patterned paper.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Friday, 7 October 2022

Autumn days

'Anything goes / Autumn or Fall' is the challenge this month
I used the image "Autumn Wreath"
(I really love this image and it superb to colour)

 I coloured the wreath with my promarkers and other alcohol pens 
and added glossy accents to the acorns. 
The sentiment is stamped,
along with the foliage along the top and bottom corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - atg - I Nov
Shopping our stash - leaves - 11 Oct
Try it on Tuesday - autumn - 22 Oct
Creative knockouts - autumn - 14 Oct
Crafty Gals Corner - signs of fall - 13 Oct