Friday, 13 May 2022

A fab new sponsor for our team...

 Welcome back! Thanks for visiting me to see what I've been up to. 
I've been enjoying myself recently, with images from a new sponsor 

Their images are gorgeous and new to me, 
and I couldn't resist using both images to make cards with.
My first card uses the image "donut stack."
The sentiment comes with the image - and there are a few other sentiments too, 
which my teammies have used. 
I coloured the image with my promarkers and other alcohol pens
and popped it onto a lovely backing paper - kraft paper with white hearts on 
(recently bought in Hobbycraft).
I added a strip of stripy paper and some "confetti" - 
which I had forgottten all about, until I started putting this card together. ..

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

My next card also uses a Twinkle Lane Designs image:  New Baby.
This was so lovely to colour with my promarkers and I used so many different blues!
I 3d-foamed the rattles ad alphabet blocks, matted and layered,
added some punched butterflies and a bit of dry embossing around the edge. 
For the sentiment, I used half of a diecut shape, 
inked around the edges and I hand-wrote the "welcome!" myself. 

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

Monday, 9 May 2022

At last...

I'm a bit late with this - sorry! 
Our challenge over at Pattie's Creations is anything goes - or Flowers.
I used Patties delightful image - potted daffodils. 
I made it into a mothers day card for my mum...

 I coloured the daffs and pot with my promarkers and other alcohol pens and 
fussy-cut some of the daffs, to put on 3d foam to give them some depth.
I used the head of one of the daffs and drew a stalk to it, to use as a flower along the bottom of the 
pc generated sentiment. 
The butterfly is also one of Patties images, coloured in the same way.
I sat the image on the edge of the frame,
dry embossed the edges of the white rectangle, and added a diecut 
corner in the top right hand corner.

My Mum was thrilled with this card. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Dragonfly dreams - butterflies and or flowers - June 5
Sheepski designs - for the girlz - 1 June
Gem of a challenge - atg - 21 May
Just us girls - flowers - 13 May

Monday, 18 April 2022

Retro birthday

Over at the Colour Crazy Challenge blog this week, 
the very popular Dr Digi is our sponsor. 
I got this fab, retro image "unwind"
and used it to make a card for my friend's birthday. 

 I used some retro patterned papers from my DCWV paper pack,
inked all the edges and added white dots with my sakura pen.
The image was simple to colour and I 
drew on some lines to make it look like an old cassette tape I used to have
and it was also handy to have somewhere
to write the sentiment! 
You can't tell on the picture, but I 
used glossy accents on the tape parts of the cassette. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges: 

Gem of a challenge - atg - 23 April 
Allsorts - masculine - 23 April
Craft rocket - for the boys / men - 1  May
Creative knockouts - atg - 21 April
Jan's digi stamps - atg- 2 May

Friday, 8 April 2022

Mother's Day

At Patties Creations, the usual "anything goes" challenge
has just started - but you can join in with the theme, which is butterfly/dragonfly.
I used two of Patties images:
Butterfly 1 (both butterflies are this image, just flipped and resized.)
and Succulents with hanging vases...

 I wanted to make this into a Mothers day card for my mother-in-law
and used backing papers in colours I knew she would love. 
I added a sentiment onto the succulents image, which I coloured with my promarkers
and other alcohol markers. 
I used glossy accents on the vases and coloured and fussy-cut the butterflies. 
I added a little 3d foam underneath the wings to give some dimension
and a punched leaf next to the sentiment. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper funday - atg - 1 May
Crafty Catz - atg - 14 April

Friday, 18 March 2022


Hoping you are all well - I have just turned another year older, but hey ho! 😊
I love the way this card came out...
I made it for the Colour Crazy Challenge
with our sponsor this time : Ching Chou Kuik.
This image was a darling to colour - it's called "Misty Allure Hummingbird."

 I was so pleased with the hummingbird, that I took a closer picture of the bird.
I coloured this image using my alcohol promarkers
and white sakura pen for all the white patterned parts.
I used some liquid pearls here n there and a punched butterfly, from Martha Stewart.
I didn't want to detract from the image so made a simple dotty embossed background
with a few embossed lines on the right. 
It has no sentiment yet - I'm not 100% sure it needs one! 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - atg - 25 March
C,R,A,F,T - for a female - 24 March
Creative Knockouts - Spring is in the air - 25 March
Critter crazy - atg with a critter - 26 March
Ching Chou Kuik - spring or easter or floral -  28 March
Crafters cafe - use some flowers - 11 April
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 April
I love promarkers - atg with leaves - 29 March
Shopping our stash - spread your wings - 29 March

Friday, 4 March 2022

A pretty posy

At patties Creations this month, 
the challenge, as always now, is "anything goes."

 I have used the image called "lavender posy."
It was a little fiddly to colour with my promarkers, but worth the time, I think.
I think I used 5 different shades of purple on this posy! 
I have highlighted them subtley with a wink-of-stella, and have glossy accented a few of the stems.
I embossed a line around the image, inked the edges,
matted it onto darker purple and onto a spotty strip.
The sentiment was stamped, matted and inked, too.
Tiny little Martha Stewart punched butterflies finished this card. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - feminine - 9 March
Crafty Catz - atg - 11 March
Cards Galore Encore - atg - 1 April
Creative sketchy girls - flowers - 20 March
The crafting challenge - spring - 1 April

Friday, 25 February 2022

Snowmen in February!

For my final guest designer spot at the Cut It Up challenge blog,
we were challenges to make a card using "snowmen" 
I used Chilly Willy Snowman... and it's only a dollar!!! 

 I flipped the digital image, so that I could have 2 snow-people, 
looking at each other. 
When I had placed them inside the window
(I cut out the inside frame so I could see both snowpeople properly
and pushed the frame right up to near the top, to make 2 small top windows ),
I decided that they looked like they had kissed
so made a little mistletoe for the top of the frame.
The sentiment is from Craftwork cards. (I've had it for years!)
I embossed the bottom piece of backing paper, to resemble panelling on a wall. 
So in all, the window frame, snowflakes, and robin are all diecuts. 
I coloured the snowpeople with my promarkers and other alcohol pens.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative fingers - atg - 11 March
Creative knockouts - atg - 3 March
I love promarkers - atg - 1 March
Digi choosday - atg - 6 March
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 7 March
Crafty Catz - atg - 4 March