Wednesday, 17 November 2010

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 41 Snowmen!

Hi everyone, it's been a bit chaotic here today. We had family down from Manchester, as they were going to watch England play tonight at Wembley with my hubby and son. So now I'm on my own at last I can post about our challenge at I ♥ Promarkers. This week is all about Snowmen!
The winner will get $15 to spend at Simon Says Stamp, which has lots of fantastic crafty goodies to choose from.

For my card this week I've used a Joanna Sheen stamp, coloured with Promarkers. I've then added some white Flowersoft, some glitter and Stickles to the image, plus some black gems for the eyes, mouth and buttons. I've die cut the image with a Nestie and inked the edge with Promarkers.
The dp is NOEL by Dovecraft (it's beautiful and sparkly). The trees are also from the NOEL stack, and have been die cut with a Marianne's Creatable die. They've then been edged with Stickles.
I've added a bow with red organza ribbon and 3 metallic tree brads in the corners.
All on 6 x 6" white cardstock.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Caardvarks Challenge - Holiday Die Cuts
Pollycraft Challenge 70 - A Glittery Christmas
The Crafty Pad Challenge 97 - Christmas Sparkle

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 40 Icy Colours

This week's challenge at I ♥ Promarkers is - 'Icy Colours'.
We are being sponsored by Letraset so the winner will be able to add some more Promarkers to their collection.

For my card I've used a stamp set that has been neglected for ages. I can't remember what it's called but I think it's by Kars. I've masked the image of the girl to stamp the fence to look like it's behind her. I've used my Promarkers to colour, then added Glamour Dust for the snow on the ground, plus little spots so it looks like it's snowing.
The dp is Dovecraft, to which I've added some glittery snowflakes and also used a Copic Spica clear glitter pen on the words to give them a little sparkle (which you can't see in the pic). The die cut behind the image is by Magnolia. I've added 2 lots of lace along the centre of the card. The lilac poinsettias have been die cut with 2 different size Marianne Creatables dies. I have layered them, then sprayed them with Crafters Companion Silver glitter spray, and finally added blue gems.
The card is an 8 x 8 white pearl card.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Creative Belli Blog Challenge 104 - old, new, borrowed or blue (old - stamp, new -Magnolia die, borrowed - large poinsettis die, blue - most of the card)
The ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 9 - use an image or sentiment
Crafty Calendar Challenge 14 - Winter Snowflakes
OSAAT Challenge 38 - Winter Wonderland
Charisma Cardz Challenge 44 - With Love at Christmas

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge 53 Anything Goes using a MP image!

Today is the start of a new challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio. It's Challenge 53, and Anything Goes using a Michelle Perkett image.
If you don't have any MP images yet, you can find them at her Etsy store or at Bunny Zoes Craft shop.

For my card I've used Eva the Glam Mermaid, and coloured her with H2Os. I made the mistake of going over her with Stickles which ended up in a bit of a mess mixed up with the H2Os. I've learnt not to do that again!
I've cut out Eva, then matted her onto Kanban sea and sky background card, which has been die cut with Nesties Labels 10, inked with Distress Inks, then some Stickles added to the waves.
The dp is K&Co. layered onto light blue card. I've used some more light blue card across the centre, punched with a Martha Stewart deep edge punch, then some green ribbon added. I've knotted the green ribbon and added a sea shell charm. I've used Stickles round the edges of the card, which is an 8 x 8" white scalloped card inked with Distress Inks. Lastly, I've added some green pearls to the corner.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 8 November 2010

Creative Craft Challenge Special Blogoversary Challenge

Hope I'm not too late for this challenge. I've been meaning to add my card for days, but life got really busy. It's a special challenge at Creative Craft this week to celebrate their first Blogoversary. The theme is Anniversary or Congratulations, and they have some fab prizes on offer.

The stamp I've used is by Penny Black, called 'Nose Kiss' coloured with Promarkers. Other items used are a clear Copic Spica Glitter pen, pearl gems, a heart doily by Royal Lace, lots of Stardust Stickles, Nesties Labels 15, Kraft Bazzill card, dp from a QVC set, Martha Stewart punch, and Versafine Sepia. The sentiment stamps are by Crafty Ideas by Kaz and Inkadinkadoo.

I gave this card to my hubby to celebrate 10 years of marriage.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 39 Snowflakes

Today sees a new challenge at I ♥ Promarkers. It's Challenge 39 and the theme is Snowflakes. Please make sure you follow the theme and USE Promarkers. We're getting entries from people who are using other mediums for colouring. We are a Promarker challenge blog! Now that's cleared up, I can tell you that the winner will get a £10 gift voucher to spend in Joanna Sheen's fab online store.

The image I've used this week is a snowman freebie digital image, which was posted a few weeks ago on Imag-e-nation  I've coloured her with Promarkers, then used a Cuttlebug embossing folder with snowflakes. She fits inbetween the snowflakes just right. I've lightly inked over the embossed snowflakes with Versacolour Lagoon Blue. The papers are by Crafts Too, on which I've used a Martha Stewart snowflake corner punch. The punched out snowflakes have then been added next to the image with K & Co gems in the centre of them.
The large pink and blue snowflake was made with a Marianne Creatables snowflake die cut set. I've added a star charm and a blue gem to the centre, and some Glamour Dust to the edges.
The sentiment stamp is a Holiday Ticket sentiment by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps. It has been stamped with Lagoon Blue Versacolour with the edges being inked with Orchid Versacolour.
The cardstock is pink 6 x 6" Bazzill.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge 115 - Untraditional Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday #8 - Christmas Inspired
Paper Playtime Challenge 23 - Use clock, ticket or tag  (I've used a ticket)
OSAAT Challenge 37 - Christmas
The ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 22 - Winter Wonderland
The Shabby Tea Room Week 34 - Inspiration pic (I was inspired by the colours in the pic)

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 38 Sketch and Halloween

It's time for Challenge 38 at I ♥ Promarkers, and this week we have a sketch for you to follow with a Halloween theme.
The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in the Digi Doodle Shop where you'll be spoilt for choice with so many fab digi images.
Unfortunately my printer has broken so I couldn't use an image from Digi Doodle Shop. It'll be pay day soon though, so first on the list is a new printer.

I've used a Tilda with her broomstick image for my card, coloured of course with Promarkers, then cut out. The dp is My Minds Eye Boo To You. I've added some black glitter pen over the webs to make them pop a bit more. The black 'Boo' paper has been punched in the corners with a Martha Stewart Gothic punch.
I've added orange and black ribbon, and put the sentiment on top. The stamped sentiment is by Technique Tuesday from their Trick or Treat set, stamped with black Versafine and clear embossed, then die cut with Nesties Labels 15.
The orange pumpkin and the bats which Tilda is sitting on are both die cuts from Bazzill Basics 'Just the Edge' strips.
I've added 3 silver pumpkin charms with black gems.
The cardstock is black Bazzill 6 x 6".

I'm entering my Halloween card into these challenges:

The Crazy Challenge #38 - Tons of shapes
OSAAT Challenge 36 - All Celebrations
I Did It Creations Challenge 26 - Surprise me (open Challenge)

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge 51 - Autumn Leaves

It's time for a new challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio. This week the theme is Autumn Leaves and/or Autumn colours using a Michelle Perkett image. If you don't already own any of Michelle's gorgeous digis you can find them at her Etsy shop or at Bunny Zoes Craft Shop. There may also be a couple of freebies at CDAC.
The prize is your choice of any 1 of Michelle's images from her Etsy store.

The image I've used for this challenge is Forest Fairy, which I've coloured with Promarkers. I've added some sparkle to the wings with a Copic Spica clear glitter pen, and to the flowers with some Stardust Stickles. I've matted the image onto some dp, then onto orange Bazzill.
The dp is Papermania Hampstead, which is slightly glittered. I've used a strip from the same set, and punched it with a Martha Stewart punch, then matted it onto orange Bazzill.
The flowers are Bazzill and Wild Orchid Crafts, to which I've added Stardust Stickles on the petals. The leaves are various Martha Stewart and X Cut punches. The cardstock is orange 6 x 6" Bazzill.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 90 - Anything Goes but Buttons and Bows
Craft Your Passion Challenge 29 - Add glitter/sparkles
Marks Finest Papers Challenge 26 - Use die-cuts or a punch
2 Sisters Challenge 10 - Anything Goes
Baby Bud Designs Challenge 1 - Fall or Halloween
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 127 - Die cutting and punches

Friday, 22 October 2010


I've done my first Halloween card this year at last! I found quite a few challenges too that it fits, which wasn't too hard as most challenge sites are 'doing' Halloween' at the mo.

The image is by Michelle Perkett who has a Halloween challenge going on at the mo here. You can find a freebie Michelle Perkett image on CDAC if you're lucky. She also has an Etsy store, or you can buy them at Bunny Zoes Crafts. The image I've used is called Candy the sweet Halloween Witch.

 I've coloured Candy with Promarkers, cut her out and added orange Stickles. The dp is My Minds Eye - Boo To You, and the purple paper is DCWV Stack 7. The moon with the bats is part of a digi image I found and I've added black Stickles to the bats. The witch in the moon, spider web and sentiment stamps are all from Technique Tuesday - Trick or Treat, stamped with black Versafine. The headstone, skull and stars are all die cuts from Boo To You. I've added 2 black gems to the skull's eyes, and doodled on the stars with a black Fineliner pen.

The fence is a Martha Stewart punch, to which I've added some black gems. The cat is from a Bazzill Basics Just the Edge strip. Cardstock is 6 x 6" black Bazzill.

Onto the challenges I'm entering my card into:

MAWTT Challenge 69 - Use Promarkers/Anything Goes. Being sponsored by Letraset
Creative Craft Challenge - Trick or Treat
Other Lovelies Thoughtful Thursday 0031 - H (for Halloween or Haunted)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Green, purple and orange
Pile It On Challenge 41 - Kid themed Halloween

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 37

Hi everyone, just got back from a weekend break in Blackpool. We had a lovely time, but it was so cold (I know I'm a soft Southerner lol).

On to this week's challenge at I ♥ Promarkers - Autumn! My card is more a cross between Autumn and Winter, as I looked through my stamps and this was the closest I could find (printer not working at the mo, so not got many digi images printed out).

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp and the lucky winner will get $15 to spend in their fab online store.

For my card I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp called Winter Wonderland, coloured with my Promarkers (obviously). I've inked the edges with Distress inks, and added some Polar White Flower Soft on the coat, and a red gem as a berry on the holly. She's then been die cut with Nesties Labels 8.
The dp is Papermania Hampstead. I've used a Marianne Design Creatables Doily die cut behind the image. The flowers are Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts, to which I've added some Stardust Stickles. The leaves are Papermania with some gems. I've also added some Prima gems in the top right hand corner. The cardstock is green Bazzill 6 x 6".

I'll be back tomorrow with my first Halloween card using a fab digi by Michelle Perkett.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #22 - Anything Goes
OSAAT Challenge 35 - Embellish It!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 36 - Cupcakes!

It's time for Challenge 36 at I ♥ Promarkers. This week's theme is .......Cupcakes. So get out your cupcake stamps or draw your own. As long as you've used Promarkers on your creation and followed the theme you'll be entered into the draw for a fab prize.

Susie from Die Cut Dreams is sponsoring us this week, and she's offering some scalloped 6" cards on stands and some open book cards on stands to the winner. There are some pics on the challenge blog of the prize, and some fab examples from Susie of how to use them.

For this weeks card I've used a fab stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie called 'Francesca'. I've had her for ages, but this is the first time I've managed to ink her up. She's been coloured with Promarkers, then die cut with an oval Nestie. I've then matted her onto pink Bazzill Bling, die cut with a scalloped oval Nestie. I've added pink Stickles to the cupcakes in her hand, and on the strawberries on her dress.
The label is from a set from QVC, added to pink Bazzill Bling card, die cut with Fancy Labels Nesties. The backing paper, strips and the glittery cupcake are also from a QVC set. I've changed a bit of the colour on the cupcake with my pink Promarkers.
Finally, I've added 3 pink gems, and 3 gorgeous pink cupcake brads. All on pink 6 x 6" Bazzill Bling cardstock.

I'm entering my Cupcake card into these challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 44 - Yummy, yummy, yummy!
Raise The Bar Challenge 39 - pink plus a female image.
Mami Doodles Challenge 11 - A girl's birthday card with a bit of sparkle.
Gingerloft Challenge 3 - All that glitters or blings

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Autumn with Michelle Perkett!

I decided to make an Easel card depicting Autumn and nature this week with one of Michelle Perkett's images called 'Earth'. She's part of a series of 4 images which you can find at Michelle's Etsy shop or Bunny Zoes Crafts shop.

I've coloured her with Promarkers, then added Stickles and inked round the edges, then matted her onto BasicGrey Kraft paper. I put the easel card together using Bazzill green card and BasicGrey papers. I've added Bazzill 'Just the Edge strips' which I've coloured with a Promarker to get the green shade I wanted. I've then added brown ribbon along the centre. The roses have been coloured with Promarkers to give them a brown colour, then I've added some Stickles to the edges of the petals.
I've made a tag onto which I've stamped the lovely sentiment with Sepia Versafine, then added it to the card with some green Bazzill material (the name of it has completely escaped my mind) made into a bow, then a rose added.
Sorry the pic's not too good.

You've still got a couple of days to join the challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio. The theme is Hip not to be Square.

I'm entering my Easel card into these challenges:

Dutch Dare Card Challenge 88 - Tagalicious (the sentiment is on a tag)
ABC Challenge - E for Easel Cards
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Autumn Birthdays
Create4Fun Week 41 Challenge 63 - use a digital stamp

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 35 - Think Pink!

Just a quick post from me today, I've been feeling really unwell all day. We have a new challenge at I ♥ Promarkers - since this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month we thought we would have a Think Pink week!
Our sponsor is Joanna Sheen, with the prize being a £10 voucher to spend in her fab online store.

For my card, I've followed a fab sketch at Sparkle Dreams, and followed their theme of sparkles and flowers. It's their very first challenge, and it runs for the whole month of October.

The image on my card is by C C Designs, coloured with Promarkers, with pink Stickles added to the centres of the flowers and the bow in her hair. The dps are K & Co and Wild Rose Studio. I've used a Martha Stewart punch and lots of Stardust Stickles on the dps. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the bow is Martha Stewart, the gems are Dovecraft, and the sentiment stamp is by Inkadinkadoo.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge 48 - Hip NOT to be Square

There's a new challenge over at Michelle Perkett Studio today. It's the turn of the other half of the design team, and they've come up with some gorgeous creations. The theme is Hip NOT to be Square, so any other shape cards with a MP image are fine. You can find Michelle's images at her Etsy store or at Bunny Zoes Craft shop. You might even be lucky and find a freebie on Michelle's pade at CDAC.

I've used Carmen Cupcake this week, as she seemed the perfect choice to go with a Cupcake shaped card. I've coloured her with Promarkers, and added Stickles to the dots on her dress, then cut her out. I found a cupcake template in my stash. The base is made with brown pearl card and scored to look like a cake case. The top has been made with brown pearl card as well but covered on the front with dotty paper by MME. The strawberry is a die cut also by MME, to which I've added spots of Stickles. I've also added Stickles around the edge of the cake. The sentiment was a freebie from TLC Creations, which has some fab word art. I've die cut it and then inked the edges with Distress inks, and finally added a little Stickles.

I'm entering my Cupcake card into these challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 31 - Step away from the square
Pollycraft Challenge 64 - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles Challenge 39 - Fancy or interesting folding
Karber Weekly Challenge 8 - Go Digital

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Willow - Let the beauty we love be what we do!

Today I've got a gorgeous digital image to show you by Michelle Perkett. She's called Willow the Autumn Fairy, and you can find her at Michelle's Etsy store, or at Bunny Zoes Crafts shop.

I've coloured Willow with Promarkers, then added glitter to her wings. She's been mounted onto peach card. I've made a fancy fold stepper card (not sure of the proper name for it) with A4 cream card. I've added the dp (from stash), which has also been mounted onto peach card, and then did some faux stitching. The plain pale peach card at the top has been punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I've added the image to the middle section, and die cut some Sizzix swirls and flowers for the side panels. The beautiful flower is by Magnolia with some Stardust Stickles, and the gems are Prima. Lastly, I added a sentiment which was a cheap stamp I picked up in my local craft shop.

A quick reminder that you've still got time to enter the challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio which is Girly with Bling this week. You'll find it here.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Sew Many Cards Challenge - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday #124 - Sparkle and Shimmer
Paper Sundaes Challenge 37 - things with Wings
Lollipop Crafts Challenge 9 - Glitter, Sparkle, Gems
Creative Craft Challenges - Glamour Puss (Willow's definately glamorous)
The Creative Cottage Challenge 24 - Bling it on!
Moving Along with the Times Challenge 66 - Fairies or Fantasy

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 34 Pearls & Swirls

It's time for our next challenge at I ♥ Promarkers, a nice easy one this week - Pearls and Swirls!
We are being sponsored by Pollycraft with the winner getting to choose 5 images. The DT were very lucky this week, we got to choose our own images from Pollycraft for our cards. I picked Luna Bitterfrost - Frosty, and I have to say I love this image! She's only 99p to purchase!!

The image has been coloured with Promarkers, plus I've added Stickles to her hat and mittens, and tiny black gems to the snowman as buttons. I've inked the edges with Pumice Distress Inks and die cut the image with Labels 8, then matted onto black and red card. The sentiment is from OWH - Fall/winter set which has also been inked, die cut and layered. The dp is by K & Co. matted onto black Bazzill. I've added glitter, Prima pearl swirls, Kanban snowflakes and pearls from stash. All on red Bazzill 6 x 6" cardstock.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenge 14 - Something for a Teenager
Creative Inspirations Challenge 80 - Christmas in September
Karber Challenge 7 - Hobbies and Leisure (building a snowman)
Passion For Promarkers Week 71 - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Christmas Inspirations Challenge 7 - use a rubber or digi stamp
The Crazy Challenge - No ribbons or buttons
The Crafty Pad Challenge 90 - Christmas Sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenge 99 - Snowflakes in September
Paper Playtime Challenge 18 - any form of water - ice, snow etc
Raise The Bar Challenge 37 - Bundle Up - depict cooler weather

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge 47 Girly with Bling!

Challenge 47 at Michelle Perkett Studio is Girly with Bling. If you don't have any of Michelle's images, you should be able to find a couple of freebies on her CDAC page. Alternatively you can visit Michelle's Etsy shop where she has so much choice, that you're bound to find a few of her images just slip into your basket. They can also be found at Bunny Zoes Crafts.
The winner of Challenge 47 will receive an image of their choice from Michelle's Etsy shop.

I've used the image 'Put on your Party Dress'  which is lovely and girly. I've used Promarkers to colour the image, and have gone for quite a CAS look for a change. Also different for me is the colour scheme, I very rarely use purples. It was fun to experiment with a different style and colours though.
I've added lots of layers of white, lilac, and purple Bazzill onto a purple DL base card. I separated the sentiment from the image, and added some white ribbon and bows. Lastly, I added the bling in the form of a few purple gems, and purple Stickles on the dress in the centre of the flowers and the bow.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Allsorts Challenge 71 - Plain and Simple
Wild Orchid Challenge 6 - Ribbons and Bows
Pollycraft Challenge 63 - No Designer Paper

Sunday, 26 September 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 44

Challenge 44 at The Sugar Bowl is a fab sketch by Lilian with the theme of a Birthday card. They're choosing their design team this week, which I've applied for, and have everything crossed as it's my dream team!

For my card I've used a gorgeous Diane Duda stamp called 'Curtsy' coloured with Promarkers, and die cut with an oval Nestie, then matted onto black Bazzill card die cut with a scalloped oval Nestie. I've added some tiny Papermania black gems as buttons on her dress, and also put one in the bow in her hair. The dp is Tim Holtz, which I've punched around the page with Martha Stewart punches. The sentiment stamp is by Penny Black, stamped with black Versafine. I've then matted the dp onto black Bazzill card, and wrapped some black ribbon round it and added a knot. Lastly, I've added it all onto blue 6 x 6" Bazzill cardstock.

As well as entering this card in the challenge at The Sugar Bowl I'm entering it into:

OSAAT Challenge 32 - Anything Goes
Stamp It Crazy Challenge 7 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge 84 - Aqua + dp and embellishment of choice

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Michelle Perkett Sprout the Birthday Princess

I made this card using a fab Michelle Perkett image called Sprout the Birthday Princess. You can find her at Michelle's Etsy shop or at Bunny Zoes Craft shop. There's still time to enter this week's challenge which is to use a tag/s on the Challenge blog here.

I coloured Sprout with Promarkers. The dp is My Mind's Eye - Quite Contrary, to which I've added some pink gems from stash. Other items used are a Marianne Creatables Doily die, Nestie Labels 8, Bazzill Just the Edge scalloped card coloured with a blue Promarker, and Anna Griffin ribbon. The sentiment is a digi ticket image (sorry, can't remember where from). Cardstock is Aqua blue 6 x 6" Bazzill.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Bee Crafty Challenge 39 - Furry Friends
CES Challenge 5 - Animal Antics
Ai Factory Challenge 49 - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge 77 - It's all about the Girls (+ digi)
OSAAT Challenge 31 - Happy Birthday