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