Friday, 7 January 2022

Gnome birthday

 Happy 2022!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas with family and friends and
 that 2022 has started well for you.

We were having a lovely time, until I went and fell over on a walk
on New Years Eve!
I'm now sporting a large scabby knee and a very tender kneecap.

Luckily, I have had this cute image to play with, from Patties creations...
He is called Bubble the Gnome.

The challenge for January is either "snowmen / snow" or "anything goes."
I'm not wanting to make any more Christmas cards just yet, however I do have a few 
birthday cards to make for the next few months, 
so choose "Bubble the gnome" for a card for my sister's boyfriend. 
I coloured him with my alcohol markers and 3D'd his beard and nose. 
The stamped sentiment is from Kaiser crafts 
and I diecut the stars, adding a little punched star in the corner.
The edges are all inked and I did some dry embossing along some edges. 
I'm pleased with the way this one came first card for 2022!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - atg - 14 Jan
Cut it up - birthday card with a diecut - 13 Jan
Fab n Funky challenge - keep it simple - 19 Jan
I love promarkers - atg - 18 Jan
Digi choosday - winter birthday using blues - 17 Jan
Passion for promarkers - January Blues - 12 Jan
A place to start - atg - 1 Feb
Jans digi stamps - atg - 7 Feb

Friday, 10 December 2021

Cheeky snowman

Over at the Colour Crazy Challenge blog, our sponsor this time is Digi doodles -  
I used this cutie snowman called "Jolly O'l Sparky Snowman."

 I coloured it with my promarkers and a few other alcohol pens, 
added a sentiment from my pc and stamped on some snowflakes and glittered the 
snowflake centres. 
The snow has been glittered in parts ( which didn't show too well on the photo)
and it has all been backed onto two christmassy papers.
A little row of Christmas bulbs sits above and below the image and it is 
finished with a Christmas present in the corner
and a diecut strip of holly n the corner.

Friday, 3 December 2021

Winter fun

At Patties Creations this month, the theme is "Winter Fun!"
and when I saw this bauble image, I knew immediately how I could
turn it into a winter-fun card...

Obviously, kitties have to feature! 
Seeing as one of our kitties loves to climb the Christmas tree 
(we have not been able to have any of our glass decorations up for the last 2 years
while we have had our little two!)  I thought I would sit on on a bauble, while the other watches.
The cats (and mouse) are actually peel-offs!
I don's really use peel-offs normally,
but thought they would be "purrfect" for this card!
I coloured the baubles with a selection of my grey promarkers 
and the bows with some other, coloured pens. 
The sentiment was from my pc and I embossed the image before
matting it on some christmas docrafts paper. 
I drew on the candy cane bar along the top and added bows to finish the baubles off. 

Friday, 12 November 2021

Mistletoe kisses

Yey! Another Christmas card done..
Over at The Colour Crazy Challenge,
we are bring sponsored by "All Dressed Up" and I got to use
this lovely image called "mistletoe kisses."

 I used it to make a Christmas card for Hubby's Mum and Dad.  
I coloured the image with my alcohol markers
 and popped it on a background that looks like ribbons, stitched together. 
Carefully, I added lots of punched fir branches to the top, in green and gold
and dotted on some red liquid pearls.
The finishing touch was to draw faux-stitching round the edge of the white diecut shape. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 15 October 2021

Christmas card for Hubby

Angie Blom is our sponsor this week at 
What an amazing image..well, actually, this is a little set - 
I used 2 images - (1)the kitty on the parcel and (2)the 3 cheeky kitties 
peeking in from the sides and (3) the sentiment.
I knew this would make the perfect card for my hubby...

 ...So I coloured the kits to look like our 2.
I used my promarkers to colour the kits,
I like the traditional Christmas colours, so stuck with red and green
for the present and hats. 
I stuck on some teeny peel--off stars, drew on a heart and diecut a tag for
the top, which I strung with bakers twine. I hand-wrote the tag
and tried to make it look similar to the font on the front. 
I think this card will make him smile.
I may have to make another similar card, for my Mum & Dad,
with their cat, Louie, on the front. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Polkadoodles - atg - 27 Oct
Creative Moments - atg - 20 Oct
Crafty sentiments- atg - 20 Oct
Digi Choosday - atg - 25 Oct
Passion for Promarkers - cute - 19 Oct 
Show us your pussies - any furrything goes - 1 Nov
Get Creative - atg - 1 Nov

Friday, 1 October 2021


'Autumn / Fall' is the challenge that Pattie has set this week,

 I used the fab image - witch's legs. 
It was really quick to colour with my alcohol markers
 and I put it with green, orange and purple papers.
The bats and silver moons (on the shoes) are little sequins.
I dry-embossed a simple line around the edge of the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafters cafe - atg - 14 Oct
Digi doodles - fall / halloween - 1 Nov
Two old bats halloween - halloween - 1 Nov
Creative fingers - atg - 15 Oct

Friday, 17 September 2021


Jan's Digi Stamps are sponsoring our challenge this week
at The Colour Crazy Challenge.
Jan has some truly amazing digi stamps and sets and I was 
lucky enough to get this image: Friendship Flowers.

The image was lovely to colour with my promarkers and
other alcohol pens. I also used my white sakura pen to put on little white highlights and details. 
The sentiment was computer generated.
I used a backing paper from an 8 x 8 pack of papers. 
I inked the edges of everything and dry embossed around the edge of the spotty paper
and added some washi tape to the top.
A printed butterfly (fussy cut) and faux stitching around the edge, finished this card
for my Mother-In-Law. 

 I would like to add this to the following challenges:
Seize the birthday - birthday with faux stitching - 1 Oct
Crafty Sentiments - atg  - 30 Sept