Going dotty!

There’s nothing like leaving it to the last minute – it’s my speciality!!

I’ve just gone to enter this card and realised I’ve missed the deadline for I Love Promarkers:(

I followed this sketch:Plus they wanted to see spots/dots.

These are the challenges I’m not too late for:

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge : Pink,Green and Flowers

Creative Card Crew Challenge : Going Dotty

Totally Papercrafts : Pink and Green

The Pixie Cottage: Circles

Sew Many Challenges : Let’s Punch It

I’ve used a Diane Duda  image I acquired in a swap.This one is called Believe.She’s been coloured with Promarkers.Highlights have been added using a white gel pen and although it doesn’t show in the pic I have gone over the wings,crowns and star with a clear glitter pen.The papers are Making Memories and the card is Core’dinations So Mod.She’s been mounted onto a Nellie’s Multi Frame Die from the Recangles set and the slider has also been cut from the same set.I’ve used a Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp set to create the flowers around the edge of the frame.They were part of a recent QVC  TSV and I have to admit I was quite nervous using them for the first time.But I needn’t have worried they were a delight to use and breezed through the card.I shall definitely have to make more use of them!Some brads from my stash have been added to the centres.I was going to add brads to the ends of the strips but none seemed to be the right shade of pink.I’ve also noticed a lot of people seem to be using ‘Card Candy’ in their place on their cards so I thought I’d try making my own.I used a plier punch to cut the circles then turned them over onto a foam mat and embossed them with a large ball tool.They’ve been adhered with Glue Dots.The sentiment is from an old See D’s set.The ribbon is from a £1 pack that can be found in The Works or QD branches.

TFL

Lisa x

We fade to grey…

I made this primarily for the ‘Shades of Grey’ challenge at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge but it’s also an entry for Die Cut Dreams ‘No Flowers Allowed’,Kaboodle Doodles ‘Happy Birthday’ (as this was a card  for my DH’s Birthday),Ooh-la-la-Creations Challenge Blog ‘Anything Goes’,Stamp Scrap & Doodle Saturday ‘Open Challenge’ and Allsorts ‘Just for Men’.I think that just about wraps it up!

The image is Manga Boy by Sugar Nellie and has been coloured using all shades of Cool Grey Promarkers with Ivory and Dusky Pink skin tones.I used Red to give him some “Rock on Tommy” braces – I couldn’t resist! – and for the patch.The corners were punched with a Large Corner Rounder and Black Soot Distress Ink was applied around the edges with a latex foam wedge.They’re the dirt cheap ones that are so rubbish to put your make-up on with but work fabulously with these inks.He was then mounted onto a Nellie Snellen Multi-FrameRectangles die cut.The papers are from the Funky Hand Papercraft Factory CD.The brackets are cut from a Sizzix BigZ die and I attached them using some brads from my stash.The slider was cut from the same Nellie Snellen rectangles set and the sentiment is from Hero Arts Anytime Messages set.The grey ribbon is recycled and used to be one of those really annoying pieces sewn into tops to stop them sliding off the hanger.I hope my DH never gets to see the Dorothy Perkins printed on the reverse!!

TFL,

Craftybunny x

A splash of colour

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Over at the Willow Sketchie Challenge on the Craftbubble forum the twist this week was monochrome with a dash of colour.

Here’s the sketch:

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Although I have stacks of patterned papers I don’t seem to own any black and white ones.Fortunately I’d spotted these lovely florals at Canon Creative Park a while back and thought  I’ll have to play with them sometime.Well now I  got the chance.

As they are positive and negative images of the same design I cut an apeture,using Nestabilities,out of the darker one then positioned the lighter one behind.The centers of the flowers have been accented with Maroon Promarker.The stamped image by Sugar Nellie from Funky Kits has been shaded with pens from the Cool Grey range,1,3 and 5,with small amounts of Black for extra depth.The bow,buttons and tights are coloured in Maroon and Mulberry.They are showing more purple in the photo but in IRL they match the Core’dinations card better (more like the flower middles).The skin is a mix of Ivory and Blush and highlights are added with white gel pen.Even though she’s sitting on a ledge on the stamp I decided to carefully cut some slits so that the ribbon could be extended from the tag to the image.The sentiment comes fromPersonal Impressions Cute Characters set 2.

Anything but a card

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This weeks Willow Sketchie Challenge at Craftbubble was to create anything but a card!And to use Pumpkin Promarker pen.

My first reaction was of dismay.The idea was to take you out of your comfort zone.It certainly did that!

There were some pretty spectacular entries from other group members.

Although mine still looks like a card this is what is inside:

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It’s actually a reading record.I was pretty pleased with myself for creating the table on the computer without the aid of a safety net!More can be added too.

As you can see the bar from the front of the card is a removable bookmark.

First outing for Manga Boy from Funky Kits.Isn’t he an endearing little fella.He reminds me of DS2 who the record is intended for.He loves books!

The papers are Basic Grey Archiac as is the quote sticker on the narrow bar.Orange brads are Making Memories.The button is made from Funky Foam embossed Mesh Cuttlebug and copper Metalic Rub-on wax applied to give a faux leather effect.A piece of my favourite hairy string to complete.

Craftybunny x.