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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Love cats?

At Glitter n Sparkle blog this week, we got the challenge...
"Love is in the air..."
I got the lovely image "the cats whiskers" from All Dressed Up.


This image originally comes with the sentiment,
'looking good!'
but I needed to change that for another sentiment for this card.
(I just made my own in a text box, in publisher.)
I used a precious hearts diecut and the backing paper if from lawn fawn. 
I made a little frame around the image, from the same paper as the backing paper.
I popped it up on 3d foam pads and inked all the edges.
The cute image was coloured with my promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps - love - 21 Feb
Come and get it - love is in the air - 20 Feb
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 1 March
Stamping sensations - animal magic - 1 March
Crafty calendar - love is in the air -1 March
Dis digi stamps - include an animal - 1 March
Little miss muffet - atg - 24 Feb
Creative moments - atg / love is in the air - 21 Feb
I love promarkers - cas - 21 Feb
Simon says stamp - cute - 16 Feb
Passion for promarkers - CAS - 22 Feb

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Red and love

For the February challenge at Patties Creations, we  are challenging you to...
"use lots of red!"


I used 'candy hearts jar'
and knew I wanted to make this for my hubby.
That's why I used kraft card as a base. 
The image was lovely to colour with my promarkers and spectrum noir pens. 
I embossed a piece of kraft, then inked and 
backed it on red. 
I diecut the "love" and stamped "you."
The finishing touches were to emboss the edges and 
add some doodles with a white sakura pen. 
(The heart and the stitching around the edge.)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

AAA cards - love - 20 Feb
Addicted to stamps - love - 20 Feb
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 19 Feb
Pile it on - hearts on fire - 20 Feb
Hiding in my craft room - red, pink and one other colour - 12 Feb
Simon says stamp - the colour of love - 9 Feb

A shaped card

Glitter and Sparkles challenge this fortnight, is...
"anything but a square or rectangle card."

So, I made  a shaped card... fit for a friend's little girl 
(well, she's not so little now! She's 10!)
Her name is Hannah - so I carefully created this H shaped card.


I used the lacy sunshine image - Rory Fae.
Colouring her with my promarkers and spectrum noir pens,
I sat her on the beam of the "H" 
after I had covered the shape in paper and inked the edges. 
I also added a a little, stamped "happy birthday"banner
(stamp sentiment and hashtag from lawn fawn.)
and some diecuts - the bow and the hanging "10"
The butterflies are punched with my Martha Stewart punch.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Brown sugar - atg - 2 Feb
Colour crazy challenge - atg - 15 Feb
Crafty catz - atg - and ladies card - 2 Feb
Creative fingers - atg - 4 Feb


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Gold and silver

Glitter and sparkle have a great challenge to 
link up with, this fortnight...
"use gold and silver."

I had real fun with the Kenny K image - Vikki Lee Vicious...


With the new alcohol markers I got for Christmas,
I coloured her with mainly gold and silver tones. 
I experimented with her hair - figuring, in that outfit,
she would have wild hair!

I finally got round to using the star die I bought in Canada, last Easter!
(Cutting it in gold and silver)
I also used a new embossing folder - also bought in Canada.
The sentiment was also from a new teeny set of alphabet 
dies, which I bought recently, in Hobbycraft.
I ripped the edge of the spotty paper, to give it a bit of a"wild" look, too. 
Vikki is on 3d foam, so pops from the card slightly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative corner - atg - 19 Jan
Creative fingers - atg - 20 Jan
Making memories - atg 1 Feb
Polkadoodles - atg - 20 Jan
QKR Stampede - cas - 20 Jan
Thats Crafty - silver n gold - 27 Jan
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 Feb
Passion for promarkers - add some bling - 17 Jan
Through the craft room door - atg - 17 Jan

Friday, 6 January 2017

Carousel horse

Our January challenge at Patties Creations has started!
We challenge you this month, to...
"use an animal image" on your card.

What a great first challenge of the year!
Here is my card:


I used "carousel horse"
and made it into a card for my Hubby's Aunt -
who is going to be 70 next week.
With my new promarkers and spectrum noir pens, 
I experimented with the colours of the horse, and I think it seemed to work!

I used my new spellbinders die, which I cut on my bigshot,
and snipped off the top, so it replicated the saddle on the horse. 
I inked the edges of the papers and added some tiny
white dots along the blue card,
with my white sakura pen.

I finished this card about 10 mins before Hubby's aunt 
arrived to see us at our new house!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Feb
Dies R Us - atg with dies - 13 Jan
Sparkles - happy birthday - 15 Jan
Pile it on - celebrations - 15 Jan
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 30 Jan
Crafty creations - atg - 19 Jan
Crafty gals - use something new - 11 Jan
Love to scrap - atg - 1 Feb
Oh la la creations - feminine - 16 Jan
Crafty awesomeness - atg - 1 Feb
Classic design team - atg - 1 Feb

Monday, 2 January 2017

2017: A new beginning...

Happy New Year!

I'm back with a card I made for our new challenge
at Glitter n Sparkle -
"new beginnings!"

I love A Day For Daisies and was thrilled when I knew they were our sponsor this week...


I used the image "dandelions in a mason jar."
and printed it alongside a sentiment which I typed.
I coloured this image carefully, as 
I wanted the jar to look like glass. 
I got a load of promarkers and spectrum noir pens for Christmas
from my Hubby, as I needed some new pens...
I love 'em!

So... I no have many more colours to use...some 'darks' and 'pastels' too,
as well as new flesh colours, which I was desperately in need of.
I used pastel beige and one of the pastel greys to
colour the dandelions. 
The finishing touch on the mage was to add a shadow along the bottom.
I embossed around the image and
matted it on some paper and embossed around that piece too.

A touch of glamour dust around the inner frame and a 
Martha Stewart punched butterfly
finished off this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafters cafe - monochromatic - 14 Jan
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Feb
CCC digi creations - add butterflies - 13 Jan
Scribbles designs - new - 16 Jan
Allsorts - something new - 7 Jan
Crafty friends - atg - 13 Jan
My time to craft - something new - 30 Jan
Brown sugar - atg - 6 Jan

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Christmas glitter!


So, the last challenge of the year has just started at Glitter n Sparkle..
"Christmas with glitter!"



I got this delightful image from BUGABOO.
Scarves hats and antlers have been glittered,
 with my micro fine coloured glitters,
which i sprinkle after applying my glue pen to the little areas i want glittering.
It's a great way to only cover smaller areas and
to get it very precise!
I coloured the cats with my promarkers.
I added a freebie sentiment and also
the frostyville border which I diecut on my bigshot.
The backing paper is from a dovecrafts set of papers that I found
on offer last year, but hadn't got round to using yet.
The little stars are the leftover cutouts from the frostyville border.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges~

613 create - atg holiday happiness - 4 Jan
Addicted to stamps - snowflakes with a stamp - 8 Jan
Dis digi designs - happy holidays - 1 Jan
Colour crazy  - atg - 24 Dec
Crafty catz - atg - 23 Dec
Crimbo crackers - animals - 1 Jan
Cute card thursday - snowflakes - 22 Dec
 I love promarkers - hats - 27 Dec
Creatalicious - atg christmas - 2 Jan
Crafty calendar - christmastime - 29 Dec
Dies r us - snow 29 Dec

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Anything goes!

It's the old favourite challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle blog..
"anything goes!"

I used Polkadoodles "burger" image as I can think
of a few men that this would be a great card for!


I coloured the image in, with my promarkers, 
fussy cut around it and 3d foamed it to give some depth from the card,
The sentiment was printed onto the card
and I popped some backing paper behind, a bit like a napkin. 

This was a really fun image to colour!