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)