Wednesday, 30 March 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 59 Emboss It!!

It's Wednesday again which means a new challenge at I ♥ Promarkers. This week it's nice and easy - embossing - wet or dry or both!

Our sponsor is The Secret Crafter with the prize being 3 digis of your choice.

The image is by Penny Black and the sentiment came with it. I really fell in love with this stamp when I saw it. He's been coloured with Promarkers then die cut with Nesties Labels (think it's 15). I've inked the edges with Distress Inks. The background squares are white card, which have been embossed with a Sizzix folder and die cut with the same Labels Nesties as before, just a smaller size. They've also been inked again with Distress Inks, as has the sentiment which was die cut with Nesties Fancy Labels. The ribbon has been rescued from a box of chocolates, the Kraft swirl is a Tim Holtz die cut and the cardstock is Kraft 6 x 6".

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Gingerloft Challenge 14 - Die cuts and/or punches
Let's Ink It Up Challenge 11 - Die cuts/punches
Pile It On Challenge 13 - Cutie Patootie
CES Challenge 29 - Die cut crazy!
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 144 - Recycling (ribbon from a chocolate box)

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 58 - Go Dotty!

It's time for another challenge at I ♥ Promarkers and the theme this week is Dots and Spots!!

We are being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop, and the prize is a $10 gift certificate to spend in the fab online store

The Design Team were all given a choice of images from Digi Doodle Shop. I picked Birthday Buddies, he's so sweet and he's in the sale!

I decided to make a stepper card this week. The cardstock I've used is swiss dot embossed blue Bazzill, and the dp is Echo Park - Be Mine.
I've used a circle Nestie to die cut the image, then matted it onto some blue Bazzill cardstock using  the crown circles Nestie. The sentiment has been matted onto card using a fancy tags Nestie. The flourish die cut is LR0157 by Marianne Creatables to which I've added a blue cherry blossom flower from Wild Orchid Crafts.All edges have been inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The pearls are Kanban, and the ribbon and bow are from stash.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Creative Inspirations Challenge 104 - No square cards allowed
The Crazy Challenge 59 - Any shaped card but no squares
Gingerloft Challenge 14 - Die cuts and/or punches
A Gem of a Challenge 17 - Anything but square
Wild Orchid Challenge 19 - Dieing to punch it out

Thursday, 17 March 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 57 - Men!!

Sorry, I'm a couple of days late with the challenge at I ♥ Promarkers. I'm having a few problems with my lupus at the mo, so have spent most of the last 2 days in bed.
Anyway onto Challenge 57 - we want to see the cards you create for the men in your lives!
Our sponsor this week is Stampeezee with the prize being £10 to spend in their online store.

For my male card I've used an image by Papermania which depicts a typical man - food in 1 hand and a pint in the other, and not forgetting the beer belly lol. He's coloured with Promarkers, and I've added some swirls round the edges with Distress Inks on a Heidi Grace stamp. I've used a Martha Stewart corner punch, then matted the image onto red DCVW card. The dp is Wild Rose Studio 'For Men' and the sentiment stamp is from Cuddly Buddly, punched out, then matted onto punched out red DCWV card. The ribbon and gems are from stash. Cardstock is white 6 x 6".

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

CES Challenge 27 - Men Only!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 56 - Babies!

Our challenge this week at I ♥ Promarkers is the theme of 'Babies'.

We are being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads and the prize is 5 downloads of the winner's choice.

The Design Team got to play with some of Di's images this week.I used Christening Day Girl which you'll find by scrolling down this page.

The image is of course coloured with Promarkers, cut out and matted onto pink card. I've used a corner punch to add the shape. The dp I think is Papermania on pink card. The gingham ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and has been threaded through a Joy Crafts die cut, then tied into a bow at the top. The flowers are Prima and came already glittered. I added a sentiment and heart die cut. The cardbase is cream 6 x 6"

I'm entering this card into these challenges:

KB Cute Monday Challenge 6 - the colour Pink
Paper Playtime Challenge 40 - Digi Mondays Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge 2 - New Beginnings
Digital Tuesday Challenge 101 - Welcome little one

Monday, 7 March 2011

Some Sugar!

When I saw these digis at Funky Kits I just fell in love with them. This image is Hope from the Simply Adorables digi range.

I've coloured her with Promarkers, then cut her out and mounted her on brown card, which I've also cut around. The dp is from a Vintage pack from QVC. I've used a Martha Stewart punch on the green paper, then added green ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. The metal frames are by Making Memories, which I've added to the ribbon. Cardstock is green 6 x 6" Bazzill.

I've followed a fab sketch from The Sugar Bowl.

Challenges I'm entering this card into:

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 54 - Lilian's Sketch
Stamp Something Challenge - March Digi day
Make It Colourful Challenge 9 - Colour with Shine
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 55 - Purple and Green!

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 55 is to use the colours green and purple on your creation.

Our sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen with the prize being a £10 voucher to spend in her fab online shop.

For my DT card I've made a twisted easel shape. Tilda is coloured with Promarkers, die cut with Nesties Labels 8, then inked round the edges.
The dp is Trimcraft Desert Blooms. I love this pad, it's full of double-sided or glittered papers. The purple card has been embossed with  'In Stitches' embossing folder, sanded and torn, then inked with Versamagic purple.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and have been sprayed with Crafters Companion Gold Spray & Sparkle. The leaves, purple heart and border punch are Martha Stewart punches. The green dp that has been punched with an EK Success Binding punch is also from Desert Blooms.
Other items used are a heart doily, Marianne Design Creatables Tag, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, gem swirls by Prima, Distress Inks Shabby Shutters and lace from stash.
Cardstock is Bazzill purple. All edges of papers and card have been distressed and inked with Versamagic and Distress Inks.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Make It Colourful Challenge 8 - Light source top left
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 24 - Favourites ( my favourite embellishments of flowers and ribbon and favourite colouring medium of Promarkers)
Dream Valley Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
Stamp Something Challenge - Something with flowers
Wild Orchid Challenge 18 - Anything Goes