Wednesday, 28 September 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 85 - Distressing!

This week's challenge at I ♥ Promarkers is Distressing. We are being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop with the prize being $10 to spend in their online store. 

For my image I used vintage sewing machine by Digi Doodle Shop coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I die cut it with Nesties Labels 2, distressed the edges, inked pumice stone Distress Ink, then added some gesso. 
The dp is Tim Holtz (not that you can see it any more lol), to which I distressed the edges as before, and added gesso. I then stamped a Claudine Hellmuth  domestic foam stamp using terracotta acrylic paint and stamped over the top with the outline stamp in frayed burlap Distress Ink.
 In the top left hand corner I used some sequin waste as a template and sprayed Glimmer and Memories Mists. I then added a doily and the image.
 The flower was made by firstly stamping Hero Arts printed flowers with frayed burlap onto Tim Holtz dp, cutting them out, then scrunching them up, adding a brad and then some gesso. 
Other items used are a swirly corner from Make It Crafty dabbed with a little butterscotch Adirondack acrylic paint, lace from Wild Orchid Crafts, and 3 buttons from stash. Cardstock is white 6 x 6".

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge 6 - Buttons, bows or bling
Gingerloft Challenge 25 - Vintage or distressed
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 34 - Shabby Chic or Vintage

Thursday, 22 September 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 84 - include a number!

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge this week is to use a number on your creation. We are being sponsored by  Crafty Emma's store and the prize is a gift voucher for £10.

It's my son's 10th birthday on Sunday, so I made this card to give him from his sister. He's so excited as he's going to Wembley on a stadium tour with his dad and some friends on Saturday, then for something to eat. It  gets harder each year to know what to do for his birthday, hopefully he'll have a good day. On Sunday we've got family round for a birthday tea. 

For my card I've used Magnolia's Edwin with present, coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I've cut him out and added a gem in the middle of the parcel. The dp is from the Kaisercraft Up, up and Away collection, and I've inked the edges with tea dye and vintage photo Distress Inks.I've added some chipboard swirls, and numbers and stars, coloured again with Distress Inks. The numbers and stars also have Glossy Accents on them. Other items used are BasicGrey gems, a Martha Stewart punch and sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up. The cardstock is Kraft Bazzill 6 x 6".

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Creative Inspirations Challenge 130 - Lets Celebrate (combine up to 10 challenges)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - use dies and punches
Lexi's Creations Challenge 49 - a card for a child

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 83 - Travel/Transport

The theme at I ♥ Promarkers is travel/transport. Our sponsor this week is Letraset with the prize being a set of Promarkers.

For my card I've used Magnolia Pirates Tilda and Edwin, and a ship rubber stamp by Stamp Addicts, all coloured with Promarkers. The ship has been punched out and matted onto purple/blue Bazzill card which has been distressed. I've added Glossy Accents to the sea and various other bits. The sentiment is a download which I had printed out and am not sure where it's from. I've sat Tilda and Edwin on a rope image by Magnolia. The dp is Fancy Pants Beach Bum which I've distressed round the edges.I've also added silver metal dolphins and a silver metal corner embellishment. The cardstock is 6 x 6" purple/blue Bazzill.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Charisma Cardz Challenge 36 - Inspired by a song - (Yo ho ho, a pirate's life for me - a Walt Disney song from Pirates of the Caribbean Ride)
Craft Your Passion Challenge 75 - the 'F' word - friends, filigree metal embellishment
Gingerloft Challenge 24 - Create a sky
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 151 - Inspired by a song - (Yo ho ho, a pirate's life for me - a Walt Disney song from Pirates of the Caribbean Ride)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - use a song or film title - (Yo ho ho, a pirate's life for me - a Walt Disney song from Pirates of the Caribbean Ride)

I ♥ Promarkers 82

Here's my card for I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 82.
I've used a Humphrey's Corner image by Crafters Companion coloured with Promarkers, then cut out. I've added Glossy Accents on the snowdrops.
I took a piece of shiny white card and brayered some blue inks for the sky. I added a little greenery with a Tim Holtz stamp, and used my white gel pen to give a snowy effect.The image has been stuck onto some white glitter card to give the effect of a snowy ground.
I've added some red satin ribbon from my stash, and a chipboard button by Little Yellow Bicycle with some red leather like cord.
I stamped snowflakes round the edges of a 6 x 6" white card with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. Finally, I added a die cut snowflake and star with a greeting stamped on, then a silver metal embellishment was put in the corner.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Truly, Madly, Crafty Challenge 2 - New

It's going to be a long post today as I have 2 cards to show you. They have been made for our new Challenge blog at Truly, Madly, Crafty. It's our second challenge and the theme is NEW - so anything new goes - it could be a new baby, new house, new technique or stash - however you'd like to interpret it! The challenge lasts a whole month, so plenty of time to get those entries in, and the winner gets £5 to spend on anything from the Truly, Madly, Crafty shop.

For my first card I've made a new baby boy easel. The image is Bambino by Sugar Nellie coloured with Promarkers, then cut out and added to a Marianne Creatables Doily die cut. The dp is HOTP and some gingham I found in my stash. Other products used include a Martha Stewart punch,  Dovecraft sheer ribbon,  a corner flourish die, some monogram stamps, Stormy Sky Distress Ink, a shaped white card base by Hunkydory, and a pearl gem.

I'm entering this baby boy easel card into these challenges:

Stamp Something - September Digi Day Challenge
Marianne Design Divas Challenge 1 - Anything Goes using Marianne D products (doily die)
Crafty Creations Challenge 134 - dies and punches (use 3 or more)- (Martha Stewart punch, Marianne D 
die, corner flourish die)
Crafty Catz Challenge 98 - Monochromatic
Stamps R Us Challenge - Anything Goes

This is my second card for Challenge 2 at Truly, Madly, Crafty. I thought I would make a moving home card.

I started off by using Distress Inks on shiny white card, then stamped over it 3 times with the Home is where the Heart is rubber stamp by Stampin Bella with Stazon. I separated the 3 images, and mounted them onto black Coredinations card with a green core after I had distressed it. The sentiment came with the stamp, and I stamped the heart again onto the Coredinations and 3D'd it. The swirl was die cut with a Tim Holtz die on the same card and distressed. I added a green flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, and a bronze metal butterfly  I found in my stash with a couple of gems. All on Bazzill 6 x 6" green cardstock.

I'm entering my moving home card into these challenges:

Hooked on Craft Challenge 6 - things with wings (bronze metal butterfly charm)
KB Cute Monday Challenge 27 - include a butterfly (as above)
The Crafty Pad Challenge 136 - Distressing and Tearing (mats have been distressed and torn)

Thursday, 1 September 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 81 - Anything Goes!

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 81 is Anything Goes!!

The prize is a pack of Promarkers from Letraset.

The image I've used is Hope from Sugar Nellie, coloured with Promarkers, then die cut and inked round the edges with Distress Inks. For the card I've crossed 2 flaps to give the shape, and added a tag inside. The dp is Tilda blue which I've distressed with ink, and added lace, flowers and a gorgeous gem flourish. The inside tag/card has a sentiment sticker added.

I'm entering this card into these challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge 36 - A card for a girl