26 Feb 2010
Tags: C.R.A.F.T., Core'dinations, Cute Card Thursday, Glossy Accents, I Love Promarkers, Inkssentials Opaque White Gel Pen, K & Co, Marianne Design, Memento, Pink Cat Studio, Promarkers, Stickles
I made this card for my DD2’s teacher as it’s her last day at school before she takes Maternity Leave whilst waiting for the arrival of her second child.My little girl is very sad to lose such a lovely teacher but is excitedly looking forward to the day when she comes into school to show off the new baby.She had the same teacher 2 years ago and exactly the same thing happened then!!
I used the sketch from I Love Promarkers where there was also an added theme of ‘stitching’.Cute Card Thursday‘s challenge this week is ‘Ribbon-Tastic’ and over at C.R.A.F.T. their recipe is ‘Ribbon and Sparkle’ so this is an entry for those too.
This is the sketch:
As the sketch required two images I knew which set I was going to reach for.Like so many of my stamps they are ‘gotta haves’ only for me to use them once and never let them see the coating of ink again.Colouring has been done with Promarkers with white gel pen for the fluffy tail and Diamond Stickles have been added to her wings and the spots on her toadstool home.The windows have been glazed with Glossy Accents but it hasn’t picked it up on the photo.I’ve drawn faux stiching around the edges of both images and the sentiment,from the same set.I was lucky that my new Marianne Design Creatables Ribbon Flower Dies plopped onto my doormat to create the flowers.The grosgrain is perhaps a little too thick but I found I hadn’t got enough of the organza I intended to use : ( .The backing paper is K & Co and I’ve used some Raffia lace so as not to obscure it too much.All the coloured card is gorgeous Core’dinations Gemstones for more sparkle.
23 Feb 2010
Tags: EK Success, Inkssentials Opaque White Gel Pen, Making Memories, Memento, Passion for ProMarkers, Promarkers, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Willow Designs
This card is made using the ‘Easter’ theme at Die Cut Dreams,Passion for ProMarkers Tulip Yellow and Baby Pink colour combo including the stitching theme along with the layout from the Willow Sketchie Challenge.
Here’s the sketch:
I rotated it to suit the image.Apart from the challenge colours I used a little Leaf Green and Duck Egg (what else!) with Blender to create a sky.All papers are Making Memories and have had the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser treatment on the edges.I used a combination of an EK Success Lines and Dots edge punch and a Cutter Bee Zig-Zag Piercing Bug and added faux stitching with white gel pen.The sentiment came with the ducks as a set that was a past Friday Freebie at Polly Craft.The stamped flower is from the Button Collection available at Willow Designs and has the added bonus of being on sale.I coloured it using the challenge pens and added real stitching to the centre.That’s as about as good as it gets with my needlework skills!!The details on the sketch have been completed with three green pearls.
19 Feb 2010
Tags: Making Memories, Memento, Papermania, Passion for ProMarkers, Sugar Nellie Stamps, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
This week at Passion for ProMarkers you were free to use colours of your own choice to the theme of Buttons and Bows.I thought this sketch set at C.R.A.F.T. would be ideal:
I chose Promarkers to reflect the colours in these Making Memories papers.All edges have been distressed with the Tim Holtz tool.I’ve been ultra generous with the Papermania buttons on this one.I’ve got a fellow Craftbubbler with a birthday coming up soon and I’m sure she’ll appreciate them! I’ve adhered a length of ribbon across the bottom and added some bows to the ends.The ribbon came from a lovely pack I picked up at the Early Learning Centre for £1.The Manga Girl also has a bow in her hair as well buttons on her dress.I have to admit I found the prospect of putting this layout together a bit scary but once I laid it all down I was really pleased with how it looked.
I’m also still reeling in shock after discovering this card had been chosen as last weeks winner.The giddy heights of fame eh?
19 Feb 2010
Tags: Glossy Accents, Hero Arts, K & Co, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Papermania
Originally this card was going to be just an entry for I Love Promarkers where there was this sketch to follow:
But there were several other challenges I wanted to try my hand at too.So I combined a few.
Die Cut Dreams: a Recipe of 3 x different papers,2 x different ribbons,2 x flowers and added extra of using gems.
Cute Card Thursday: Metal Mania
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Multifold
The Mabel Lucie Attwell image has been coloured with Promarkers.I used one piece of K & Co paper as the background and adhered two strips together to make the concertina folded flower.I hung a charm from a brad using some home made jump rings.It is secured in place using Glossy Accents.I laid two different shades of pink ribbon onto the paper and added gems.I thought I would carry on the floral theme with this sentiment from the Hero Arts Anytime Messages set.Everything has been mounted onto Papermania Textured card.
17 Feb 2010
Tags: Hero Arts, K & Co, Memento, Nestabilities, Papermania, Promarkers, Willow Designs
Here’s my entry for this weeks Willow Sketchie Challenge.
This is the sketch:
I hope I haven’t taken too much of a liberty by turning it into an easel card.The top part counts I’m sure…
Originally I was going to make a circular card but then I thought I’d revive a recent trend – with a little difference.I cut a Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle from Papermania Textured card and adhered it to the base I’d already cut to size and scored.I then cut around the edge of the scallop to remove the white card.I then layered a paler shade of card cut with a Nellie Snellen Frame die with some K & Co papers and then added it onto the large scallop.I stamped sweet ‘Willow with Flower’ and coloured her with Promarkers.I also stamped the top part of an Anytime Messages Hero Arts sentiment along the bottom.I then stamped two flowers from the Button Collection and shaded them with Promakers,pierced through the holes and stitched some thread from my stash through.The bottom part has been decorated to compliment the design.
16 Feb 2010
Tags: K & Co, Marianne Design, Papermania, Promarkers, Sizzix
This card was sent to a very brave lady who’s been having a really bad time lately.I hope it goes a little way to help brighten her day.
I coloured the Mabel Lucie Attwell Hugs to Share with Promarkers.The card used is Papermania Textured and the backing papers are K & Co.The tag shape is cut from a Sizzix die and the embossed strip is cut and embossed with a Marianne Design Creatable Ribbon Border Die.The corners have had either a Large Rounder or Lip Pattern punch used on them.The flowers are some I bought and pulled apart from Poundland and dyed to match using Promarkers.The ribbon,originally cream,has also been coloured with Promarkers.The button and thread are from my stash.The greeting is computer generated.
This is also a challenge card for Crafty Calendar Challenge where the theme is ‘Love & Friendship’ and Cute Card Thursday who have a ‘In the Name of Love’ challenge this week.