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Friday, 25 November 2022

Exclusive!

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

Cheers!

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

Friday, 30 September 2022

Birthday wishes

At The Colour Craxy Challenge this time,
we are being sponsored by the lovely "Sweet November Stamps"


 I used the very cute image called Darcy and Bumble.
I used my promarkers and other alcohol pens to colour the image,
added a computer generated sentiment 
and embossed a star background on my bigshot.
A little backing paper and some glitter here n there 
(on her shoes and Bumble's wings. )

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 2 September 2022

Birthday flowers

I made this card for our challenge at The Colour Crazy Challenge -
using this image "tulips" from Sheepski Designs...


I coloured the image with my promarkers and other alcohol pens.
I used a stamp for the sentiment and used some backing papers that came as a freebie
with a magazine, yonks ago! 
The butterflies are punched with my Martha Stewart punch. 
Faux stitching with a pink fineliner finished this card off. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 Oct
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 5 Sept
Pink gem challenge - atg - 10 Sept

 

School days

Over at Pattie's Creations this month, Pattie's challenge
is "anything goes / school days."
I went along the school days theme, but with a twist..


 This card is for my Niece, who has just got her A-Level results 
and got into Uni. I'm so proud of her!

The image comes as a set of pencils, which I cut up - a very easy fussy-cut. 
I used my promarkers and other alcohol markers to colour the pencils. 
I stamped the sentiment,which came in a set I got on the car boot sale a few weeks ago.
I inked the edges in allsorts of colours, to give a rainbow effect edge.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:

Jan's digi stamps - atg - 5 Sept
Make my MondaY - Back to school - 11 Sept
Pink Gem - atg - 10 Sept 
Di's digi designs - school days -18 Sept
 

Friday, 5 August 2022

Cute camera girl

 At The Colour Crazy Challenge this time, 
we are being sponsored by "All Dressed Up."
I have used the gorgeous image called,
"Smile - it's your birthday!"

I coloured the image with my promarkers and other alcohol pens
 and used a lovely trendy flower backing paper behind it. 
The image some with the sentiment, placed where it is on my card,
so all I wanted to add was the recipients name (which I handwrote).
I inked the edges of everything,
dry embossed a line around the backing paper 
and added  a few punched butterflies and a few dovecraft paper
 flowers, layered on top of each other.

Here is a close-up...

I would like to add this into the following challenges:

AAAbirthday - atg birthday - Sept 1
Creative Knockouts - atg - 17 Aug
Passion for promarkers - Say it with flowers - 17 Aug







Summer fun

At Patties Creations, her challenge this week is 
beach / under the sea / anything goes. 
I used her fab image called "Hang Thirty"
(I have no clue what this means, or why it's called this..hahah)


I coloured the sand, fence and sky first, with my promarkers and alcohol pens. 
I added some white brilliance inkpad swirls to form clouds, and 
a little white sakura pen to give them slight definition.
I paper-pieced the surfboards and inked the edges
and made some little bunting out of the same papers. 
The "birthday" is a diecut. I handwrote "Happy" and "Charlie"

 I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Jans digi stamps - atg - Sept 5
Shopping our stash - she sells sea shells - 17 Aug
Polkadoodles - atg - 17 Aug
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Sept

Friday, 8 July 2022

Floral

Over at The Colour Crazy Challenge this week,
we are being sponsored by Fred She Said.

I got this simply lovely image, called Floral 1. 



As soon as I saw this image, I knew I wanted to make a simple card. 
 It was a lovely image to colour with my promarkers. 
The background was embossed on my bigshot.
The sentiment was stamped.
Punched butterflies finished off this card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Jans Digi Stamps - atg - 3 Aug
Crafty catz - atg - 15 July 
Crafty gals corner - atg - 14 July

Friday, 1 July 2022

Summer Fun

Hi all!
Its the start of our new challenge at Patties Creations! 
The challenge is always anything goes, or a theme runs each month too - 
this time it is 'Summer Fun!'


 I used images from 2 of Patties sets: Flip flop trio and Seashells border 2. 
The Flip Flops were fun to colour - They come in a set of 3
but I chose 2 pairs and made them look fun and summery,
with my promarkers and other alcohol pens.
I tore up a piece of sandy looking card and white card, layered them over a blue paper
to form a sand/ sea combo. 
The white was tucked just under the brown, to look like the water's edge.
I printed the seashells rather small and coloured them too. 
I added a touch of stickles to the blue paper, to give sparkly reflections of the sea. 
The sentiment is from a new set of stamps I got recently, from a bootsale
and I added the heart so close that it looks like part of the word (I hope!).
I carefully edged all edges with ink pads.
I am pleased with this card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative knockouts - outside fun - 7 July
Crafty gals - atg - 13 July
Passion for markers - just not birthday - 5 July
Jan's Digi Stamps - atg - 6 July

Friday, 10 June 2022

Girly birthday

Welcome to my blog!
I'd like to share a card I made for my DT position at The Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - 

I used an image from a new sponsor for us - Conie Fong.
This one is called "Princess Molly with balloon"
I coloured this with my promarkers and other alcohol pens 
and popped it on 3d foam pads, with some co-ordinating papers behind. 
The butterflies are from my Martha Stewart punch and I diecut the lacey border.
The balloon has been covered with glossy accents to give it that shiny look.



 

Friday, 3 June 2022

My favourite springtime flower


At Pattie's Creations this month,
I have used the lovely image "sweet nectar" 
for her "anything goes / things that fly" challenge...



I coloured this image with my promarkers and other alcohol pens,
and added some slight glimmer with a Wink of Stella
on the bird. The utterflies were punched and the fancy corner is
a cuttlebug diecut shape.
The sentiment was stamped and I layered it all on 
a piece rom a 6 x 6 paperpack which I bought in The Works.


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

Hummingbird

Hi! 
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

Friday, 18 February 2022

Rainbows follow bad weather

Over at The Colour Crazy Challenge this time, 
we are being sponsored by Oddball Stamps.


I just loved this image and sentiment and coloured it with my 
promarkers and other alcohol pens. 
I used a white sakura pen for the white highlights. 
I fussy-cut around the rainbow, and kept the bottom of the card intact. 
A piece of blue card slipped behind the rainbow, 
and I dry-embossed and inked the edges. 
I found some rainbow washi tape, which I ran along the bottom, 
and added a couple of punched butterflies. 

I would like to enter this into the other challenges:
I love promarkers - atg - 1 March
Paper Funday - atg - 2 March
Digi Choosday - atg - 1 March
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 9 March 

 

Friday, 11 February 2022

Love

I've designed my second card for them as guest designer. ..


I embossed a piece of kraft card in my bigshot
 and inked the ridges to draw out the wood-look.
The Love die is from Crafters Companion and the heart die is from
Memory Box - it's the precious hearts die and I carefully cut the heart off the bottom
of the string.
I felt it needed a bit of something ore so after inking the edges,
I added some washi tape. 
The butterfly was printed on the pc and fussy-cut. 
I think I will give this one to my hubby for Valentines day.

 i would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday - male - 17 Feb
Creative knockouts - love / valentines - 17 Feb
Crafty gals - add a heart - 8 March
Lil red wagon - be my love - 16 Feb
Crafter's Cafe - CAS - 13 Feb
Dies R Us - love / valentines - 14 Feb
 Mirtillamente - atg - 1 March
Cardz4guyz - love - 22 Feb

Friday, 4 February 2022

Love

At Patties Creations this month 
the theme is "anything goes and / or Love"

I love Patties image called "apothecary jar" and decided to make it into my own...


 The jar comes with the lid attached - I carefully cut it to separate it.
I drew some hearts inside the jar, coloured with my promarkers and a few other alcohol pens.
I used some baker's twine to attach a little (X-Cut) diecut label,
on which I handwrote the sentiment.
The embossed background is from an embossing folder I'd forgotten I had!
I really like it though and will be using it more.
A line of dry embossing around the textured piece finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pink gem - atg -12 Feb
Di's digi designs - red and / or pink - 19 Feb
The Paper shelter - for the one you love - 19 Feb
Simon says stamp - with love - 10 Feb
Paper fun day - atg - 1 March 
Dies R Us - atg / love - 14 Feb (X-Cut die label)
Digi Doodles - love / friendship - 1 March
Shopping our stash - my heart BEETS for you - 15 Feb
Jans digi stamps - atg - 7 Feb

Friday, 28 January 2022

With deepest sympathy

 I'm over the moon to be a guest designer over at Cut It Up challenge blog 
for the next 3 challenges.
This time, the challenge is: "hard to say..." (ie: sympathy, sorry, belated)

I recently got a couple of lovely new dies and wanted to try them both, so made 2 cards...


This first card simply uses a Creative Expressions die - Daisy Edger.
I put a slither of washi tape to the straight edge,
punched out the butterflies with my Martha Stewart punch 
and added a stamped sentiment.
I love how intricate this die is. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Creative knockouts - use a die - 3 Feb
Crafters Cafe - CAS - 13 Feb
Happy little stampers - atg with dies - 1 Feb



This card uses a frame die for the works - I love stitched dies!
The new die here is the flowers...it's a die and stamp set. 
The first set like that I have bought!
It's called 'Blooming stamp and die set' by Karin Joan. (Studio Light)
Again, the sentiment was stamped
and I used my promarkers to colour the image. 
Those Martha Stewart butterflies have come out again - I love that punch!
The lines along the edge finished the card, and are dry embossed.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I love promarkers - atg / flowers - 1 Feb
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 9 Feb
Passion for promarkers - embossing - 2 Feb
Die cut Divas- Flowers - 1 Feb
Perfectly CAS - diecuts and flowers - 12 Feb

Friday, 21 January 2022

Squeeze the day!

 

Over at the Colour Crazy Challenge, we have the pleasure of being
sponsored by my friend Pattie, at Patties Creations.
This is the lovely image: life gives you lemons.


This was a super-cute image to colour.
I used my promarkers and alcohol markers. 
I inked the edge of all the backing papers and added a strip of washi tape to the embossed piece.
The sentiment was made using sticker letters for the main word
then I hand-wrote the rest.
I like the word play on this card - from "seize the day."

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative fingers - atg - Feb
Creative crafting Uncles - atg - 1 March
C.R.A.F.T - ATG - 3 Feb
Creative knockouts - atg - 28 Jan

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 out...my 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