Friday, 23 July 2021


At The Colour Crazy Challenge, we are being sponsored by: Ching Chou Kuik. 
I got this lovely image called: The tender Angie. (mermaid)

 She took an age to colour, with my promarkers and alcohol pens,
 but worth it when I had finished and fussy-cut around her. 
 I die-cut a frame in a few different papers to represent the sky and sand,
 ripping the edges carefully to appear like the surf. 
 The "sea " in the background was made with my promarkers and the "sky" behind her, 
was inked with my chalky inks. 
 The whole thing was matted and layered on a kraft paper, then a kraft / blue foiled paper.
 I love this card, if I do say so myself. :) 

Friday, 2 July 2021

Mums 70th Birthday

The challenge is "anything goes!" at
Patties Creations this week. 

 I chose the beautiful image !magnolia branch"
as I thought it would make the perfect card for my mums 70th birthday!

(Unfortunately, I couldn't attend her garden party last week as I was in isolation,
a child in one of my groups tested positive, then I tested positive a week later!) 

I coloured the image with my alcohol markers,
added a stamped sentiment and diecut numbers, 
with a punched butterfly and heart. 
I edged it all in pink / yellow and popped it on a trellis-look  embossed background.

My Mum loved it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative knockouts - atg - 15 July
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 August
Createful heart - atg - 15 July
Scribbles designs - atg - 15 July
Addicted to stamps - any occasion - 20 July
Crafty Creations - atg - 1 Aug
Creative moments - atg - 20 July
Watercooler wednesday - all things feminine - 13 July

Friday, 25 June 2021

Cocktail, anyone?

 I got this image from our fab sponsor this week (Polkadoodles).
It's called "Cherry Cocktail."

I used my alcohol markers and promarkers to colour this cute image. 
I used some backing papers from a free pack of "summer" papers, 
which I got free in a magazine a looooong time ago!
The sentiment was stamped. 
I put some glossy accents on the cherries
and added some dots and faux stitching to the papers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative fingers - atg - 10 July
Polkadoodles - atg - 5 July
The crafters cafe - insects / butterflies - 1 July
QKRstampede - atg - 1 July
Crafty Creations - atg - 4 July
Creative moments - atg - 4 July

Friday, 4 June 2021

Hootie birthday

"Things with wings" is the challenge this month at Pattie's Creations.
I have used the image called "Hootie"
and have made this card for my cousin, who loves owls!

 I have been having a mini sort in the craft room
and found some small doilies and I thought half of one would fit perfectly on this card.
I was playing about with the design for ages 
and it all seemed to come together when I spotted the doilies.
I fussy cut Hootie, after colouring him with my promarkers. 
The backing papers, circle with flower and sentiment all came from a freebie 
paper pack, which I must have gotten in a magazine at some point. 
The punched butterfly and faux stitching around the edges,
finished this card off. 

Friday, 28 May 2021

Pup with balloons.

At The Colour Crazy Challenge, 
we have one of our favourite sponsors this week: Bugaboo!

 I have used the image called "Pup balloons"
which I coloured with my alcohol markers and fussy-cut around. 
The balloons were given a layer of glossy accents. 
The frame is a diecut (done on my bigshot)
and I made a computer generated sentiment and a fussy-cut butterfly. 

Friday, 7 May 2021

Ship in a bottle

 It's the "anything goes" challenge at Patties Creations this month! 
I used the wonderful image called "ship in a bottle"

I thought it would make a great card for my Dad, for Fathers Day. 
When we were younger, I am sure my Dad made one of these.
I coloured it with my promarkers and popped it on a little 'stand'
 made of scraps of card, inked around the edges. 
The backing paper is from a 12 x 12 set I bought in a pound shop a looooong time ago.
I made sure that the word CANADA can be seen just underneath the bottle, as that's
where we have had a fair few wonderful holidays! 
The edges of that were carefully torn and inked.

I t needed something on the edge to help it all pull together, so I opted for a thick black and thinner brown hand-drawn line. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative knockouts - atg - 13 May
Creative moments - atg - 21 May
The Male room - water / beach - 2 June

Friday, 30 April 2021

Pig out!

The Colour Crazy Challenge are being sponsored this time by Imagine That Digi Stamps. 
I used the very cute image called "a little behind."
It comes in a set of super-cute images and sentiments -
although for this card, I made my own sentiment as I was giving this to a friend
who I had also bought a little bag of edible treats for. 

 I definitely wanted the pink / brown colour combo for this card,
so found some matching papers in my stash. 
I inked and dry embossed the edges of each piece, added some faux-stitching
and some punched flowers and butterflies and some diecut swirls and leaves.

This card was very well received! :) 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Through the craft room door -  atg - 4 May  
Seize the birthday - atg - 12 May
I love promarkers - atg girly - 11 May