A little gem

There was a theme of Burgundy,Pink and Green set at  A Gem of A Challenge along with an inspirational photo:

I’ve always loved this colour combo and it holds a special place in my heart too as they were my chosen Wedding Day colours.Originally it was going to be just pink and green so I think when I threw in this deep red shade my Step Mum was quite taken aback.But once she saw how well they worked together she soon came round.

I’ve used this colour scheme a lot in my cards in the past so I think that’s why when I went through my stash I found I had little of these colours left so I’ve had use some artistic license with the backing papers but I’ve stuck to them in the image … well except for the hint of sky… and I had to tie it in with the papers.

The stamp is a Pink Gem Designs one and she goes by the name of Summer Milly.She’s such a cutie as are all of the other images found there.I’ve coloured her with a selection of Promarkers,including Burgundy.The card is from my stash and the papers are a freebie from Summertime Designs.I’ve used a Hydrangeas Martha Stewart Edge punch to create the floral border.The bottom of the card has been embellished with some raffia lace and a length of Kars Christmas ribbon.The flowers are Prima and I’ve enhanced them using the same Promarkers as used in the image.I placed a spacer charm in the middle before adding the brad.

This card also qualifies for the following challenges :

Papertake Weekly : Say it with flowers

Stampavie and more : Flower Power

Pollycraft Monday Challenge : Summer Blooms

A Spoon Full of Sugar : Cute an Girly

Stamp Something : Two of Something (The two rows of punched flowers)

Charisma Cardz Challenges : 3D

Sew Many Challenges :  Anything Goes

Die Cut Dreams : Lace it up (use lace on your creation)

Ooh La La Creations : Bright and Cheerful


Lisa x

Hugs & Kitties

The main inspiration for this card came from Karen’s sketch at I Love Promarkers and the Easy Crafts Projects Challenges ‘Orange’ theme.

The image is a freebie from Pink Gem Designs and has been coloured with Promarkers.The background has been inked with Angel Pink and Cateloupe Memento.I coloured and cut out an extra hairband,arm and hand and raised them up using sillicone glue.The papers by K & Co have been inked around the edges and I’ve use the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser too.I’ve also pierced them and drawn in faux stitching with an Inkssentials white gel pen.The Gemstones card has also been distressed around the edges as well as being lightly sanded.The sentiment is from the Kiki Kitties set by Pink Cat Studios. This has been cut out with an oval slider tag die,inked using the previous colours and edged with a black Promarker for added definition.The ribbon is a piece that is supposed to keep clothes on the hanger – I think this is a much better use!! The flowers have been cut using my new Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die and the middle part of Sizzix Flower Layers #4.The gems were originally pale yellow but to fit the orange colour scheme I changed them with an Amber Promarker. The challenges behind this card are:

I Love Promarkers : Sketch

Easy Craft Projects : Orange

Charisma Cardz Challenge : Girlie card with flowers

Cute Card Thursday : Make Your Own (flowers in this case)

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp : Flowers

Die Cut Dreams : Make Own Flowers

Quixotic Challenge : How Distressing

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge : Distressing

Stampavie and more : Distressing

A Spoon Full of Sugar : 3D Something


Lisa x

A little Gem

This stamp was a freebie in the April issue of Craftstamper magazine.Horace was designed by Pink Gem Designs and isn’t he adorable?

I’ve coloured the image with Promarkers.On the original stamp the head of the flower is solid so would be black.I decided to thread a wired flower in it’s place and decorated the edges of the petals with Diamond Stickles.I used a double embossing technique to create the frame within the embossed backgound.Here I’ve used Nestabilities Labels 3 and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.I’ve not done this in a while so I really had to think about it! The corners have been punched with a Martha Stewart punch from a recent TSV on QVC.This piece has been mounted using foam tape.A Deep Edger from the same set has been used on the bottom of the lilac layer of card.The tops corners have been punched with a Small Rounder.The card I’ve used is Papermania Textured.A length of organza ribbon has been tied around the top to finish.

This card was created with the inspiration of these challenges :

Allsorts : ‘No DP’s’

I Love Promarkers : ‘Animals’

Pollycraft : ‘Anything Goes’

Quixotic Challenges : ‘The joy’s of Spring’

Your Next Stamp : ‘Purple’


Lisa x