Friday 1 December 2023

A Christmas gnome / gonk

I made a Christmas card for my sister and her family
in our "anything goes challenge" this week at Pattie's Creations.
I used her image: "Reindeer the gnome"

 My sister is really into gonks at the minute and this is so gonk-like,
I think she will like it. 
I coloured him with my alcohol pens and fussy-cut around him carefully.
I added some glamour dust to the bob on his hat and the snowflake he's holding. 
The paper is from an old DCWV stack and the sentiment was in a clear set, 
gifted to me by a friend recently. 
The holly, berries and snowflake under the sentiment are all diecuts. with 
liquid pearls added to each of the snowflakes.

Friday 3 November 2023

A warm Christmas

I chose the lovely image: Holiday Mittens
from Patties Creations this month, for her "anything goes" challenge....

 I used some papers I found in The Works
and distressed the edges with distress inks. 
I coloured the image with my alcohol pens and also
I used glamour dust to "colour" the bow.
It is really sparkly in real life!
I fussy cut the image and popped it onto 3D foam to give some depth.
The sentiment was stamped, from a new set my friend bought me. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - atg - 10 Nov
Creative fingers - atg - 17 Nov
C.R.A.F.T - atg - 9 Nov
Passion for promarkers - embellish it - 8 Nov

Monday 16 October 2023

First Christmas card

I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer for the fabulous...

I have been working with the set called Sugar n Spice. 
The great thing about this set, is that you get a really good bundle! 
Images to colour, ready-coloured images, sentiments...everything you need! 
This first card, I made with the uncoloured image -
I really enjoyed colouring this one myself! 

I coloured the image with my promarkers and other alcohol pens,
and used the sentiment I think my mum would love. 
(This card will be my Mum and Dad's Christmas card - my Mum loves to bake,
especially at Christmas)
All this image really needed, was a paper behind, to set it off. 
I inked the edges and drew on some faux-stitching. 
I also dry embossed a simple line around the edge of the white card.
A simple die-cut snowflake, underneath the sentiment, finished this card.

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

I made a second card with this bundle, as I wanted to use a pre-coloured image too. 
One of my friends, who lives in Canada, loves baking too.
This will be on it's way to her soon!
I coloured the image with my promarkers and other alcohol pens
and used a different sentiment from the bundle. 

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


Friday 6 October 2023

Caramel apples / toffee apples

At Patties Creations this challenge, I used her image,
"Caramel Apple Trio."

 It's a great image to work with. 
I wanted each of the apples to look like to look
like the toffee apples here, as we call them. 
The centre red one is well covered with glossy accents 
just like our most traditional toffee apples, here in England, 
which are super crunchy and glossy with their red toffee coating.

I used promarkers and my other alcohol pens to colour the apples. 
My niece's name is made of little stickers which
I recently found as I have been tidying through my craft room. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Fab n funky challenges - show us colouring - 18 Oct
I love promarkers - atg - 15 Oct
Paper funday - atg - 1 Nov
Jans digi stamps - atg - 1 Nov
Sheepski designs - autumn / halloween colours - 1 Nov

Friday 1 September 2023

Candy corn jar

This month, at Patties Creations, I used her image 
"Candy Corn Jar"
to make my Dad a birthday card -
Mum and Dad are going on holiday to Canada in a couple of months 
and I thought this would help get him in the mood. 
He loves candy corn!

I love Pattie's jar images...
she has a few different ones.  
I coloured the image with my promarkers and other alcohol pens 
and added some coordinating backing papers. 
I inked the edges of all papers and diecut a fancy edge.
I finished this card with a little faux hand-stitching detail.

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


Saturday 12 August 2023

Anniversary cat

Hubby and I just celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary
and I made him this card...

 I used a new die that I got recently (Cat in a circle) 
I had to cut a slightly bigger circle myself out of the kraft card, which 
was a bit tricky, but inking the edge a bit helped it look neater (Top tip!) 
The die actually has a butterfly on the circle too, but 
I didn't want that on this card for Hubby.
I stamped the little hearts 
on a cute backing paper, and... notice there are 18!
Some, I coloured white, some black and some, I used my gold stickles on. 
The 18 is die-cut from some small numbers I have.
I bought the sentiment stamps on a car boot sale and have used them on this card.
The two paw prints symbolize our 2 cats. 

Hubby loved it.  😊

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crazy for cats - anything cat - 1 Sept
Critter crazy challenge - atg with a critter - 27 Aug
Happy little stampers - use a die - 1 Sept
Little red wagon - use kraft - 16 Aug
The male room challenge - dots or stripes - 1 Sept
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 1 Sept

Friday 4 August 2023

Have a Llama-zing birthday!

This month, I used Pattie's imge 
"Linda the diva llama"
to create a friend for a friend of mine, who loves animals 
and visiting the zoo with his children. 

 I wanted to keep this quite clean and simple for my friend. 
I coloured the image with my promarkers and other alcohol pens ,using
a white jellipen to make the white fur textured lines. 
I have printed out and coloured the glasses again and popped them on 3d foam
with a little glossy accents on the black, to make the glasses shine. 
The sentiment was computer generated, as I printed off the llama. 
I dry-embossed the edges of the white card and inked along them.

I also made another version of this card for a female friend:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative fingers - atg - 12 Aug 
Fab n funky - atg - 9th Aug 
Crazy critter challenge - use an animal - 1 Sept
Digi Choosday - atg - 15 Aug
Gem of a challenge - atg - 20 Aug
Crafty Calendar - atg - 1 Sept