Friday, 2 June 2023

My bestie's birthday!

Pattie's Creations has another "Anything goes" challenge, starting today.
I have used her cute image: Griffin the Gnome. 

 I made this card with a particular friend in mind.
He had a garden gnome he loved, until an unfortunate incident happened...
and it went to gnome heaven. 
His gnome had a rainbow hat so I thought this one should have, too.
I coloured him with my promarkers and other alcohol markers.
The bunting was cut from a small die I got in The Works.
I can't remember where I got the backing paper from 
but I scored a few lines on a scrap piece of white card to help 
highlight the gnome from the backing paper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 5 May 2023

A present for you

This month at Pattie's Creations, 
I have used the "Mice with presents" image and created this...

 I wanted to keep this card quite simple, so coloured with my promarkers
and other alcohol pens, then fussy-cut the image.
I drew a simple frame to look like a sheet of paper.
stamped a sentiment, added a diecut star and put this onto a piece of patterned paper.
Little details like inking the edges and dry embossing the card behind,
helped to finish this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative inspirations - atg - 26 May
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 June
Crafty animals - use an animal - 1 June

Friday, 7 April 2023

Down by the sea

 This month, Pattie has some new images in her store and I have used one...
Nautical Circle Shell Frame....

As soon as Pattie shared this with us, I knew what I wanted
to do with this wonderful image. 

I coloured her image with my promarkers and other alcohol pens,
and made an extra copy of the starfish and front shell. 
I used 3d foam on these and placed the large shell on top of itself
and the starfish along the other side of the frame.
There are 2 papers inside the frame...the sand and the sea, 
which I carefully tipped to make a wave-like edge.
I dry embossed the outside edge of the card and inked the edge of the image card. 
The little splashes are teeny stickers I found in my stash. 
I stamped the sentiment and added a die-cut bird.

I am happy with the way this one came out. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - atg with blue - 13 April
Creative Inspirations - atg - 1 May
Digi Choosday - atg - 18 April
Crafters cafe - atg - 13 April
I love promarkers - atg - 14 April
AAA birthday - layer it up - 1 May
Jan's Digi stamps - atg - 1 May

Friday, 3 March 2023

Pretty little birds

I have used "Sparrows in bird bath"
from Pattie's Creations, for this challenge...

 It tried to give a 3d look to the stone bird bath and a softness to the birds,
colouring with my promarkers and other alcohol pens.
The image is so pretty, so I paired it with a very pretty background paper. 
I added some punched butterflies ,
a die-cut bird and a stamped sentiment.
I like the way a dry embossed line finishes around an image so used that technique, too.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:

Cards Galore Encore - ATG - 1st April 
Passion for markers - things with wings - 8 March

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Artistic edge

I was offered a guest designer spot at Mirtillamente,
using one of her wonderful images...
and chose to base this card on the inner peace theme...

 The image was lovely to colour with my promarkers and other alcohol pens.
Some parts of the sentiment was stamped, and some parts are hand written.
I have put some parts on 3d foam... the orange paintbrush,
the paintbrush popping through the hand hole
and the tubes of paint. 
A few white highlights gave a little more depth to this image. 
I felt It only needed something really simple behind, 
as I wanted the image to be the main focus.
I thought the backing paper looked a bit like 
it had been water-coloured, and ripped edges gave it a creative edge.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges: 

Creative Knockouts - lots of layers - 9 March

Friday, 3 February 2023

Hearts and scrolls

I have used Patties gorgeous "hearts and scrolls~" image 
for this months challenge at Patties Creations.

 For this card, I decided to colour the background with my promarkers
and other alcohol pens.
I printed the image on card and cut out the centre heart,
mounting the whole thing on 3D foam pads. 
I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the heart
and added dots on the inside of the heart with my sakura pen 
and black dots on the edge of the white card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creatalicious - atg with love / hearts  - 1 March
Incy Wincy designs - valentines - 1 March
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 March

Friday, 6 January 2023

Mardi Gras birthday

Happy new year!
Hope you had a lovely time over the Christmas break.

I used the image "Mardi Gras mask" from Patties Creations
to make this card.
This was a lovely image to colour and layer.
I used my promarkers and other alcohol pens to colour this. 
I put 3d foam on the mask part and layered it, after putting some 
white (Sakura pen) hand-drawn little doodles on. 
I managed to find a paper in my stash, which had a fun-fetti
vibe to it.
The butterflies were punched with my Martha Stewart punch, inked 
around the edges and white dots added. 
I inked and embossed the edges of the card.

I would like to add this into the following challenges: