Thursday, 28 June 2012

Get Well Soon

I used an image from pink cat studios, coloured with promarkers - poppy, cornflower, china blue, sandstone, caramel and blush.

The papers are from homemade magazine, layered on card from the paper company and I embellished with brads, gems and flowers. The sentiment is from cardwork crafts.

I'm submitting this for:
- Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #191 - Professionals
- Sunday Sketch & Stamp #112 - Sketch
- Charisma Cardz Challenges #25 - Anything Goes

Felicity Tri-fold

I used papers from homemade magazine on this card and two pollycraft digi's, of the ultra cute Felicity coloured in promarkers - ruby, poppy, duck egg, china blue, dusky rose, sandstone, caramel, buttercup, mustard, and blush. The stamped sentiment is from flonz.

I used my x-cut lace trim punch to do the edging in red, my x-cut flower dies to make the flowers and added gems - including one to the flower in her hair. I also added the verse, found online, which is unusual for me, since that's usually something I'd only add when sending the card - however, due to the shape, I decided it was easier to add it now.

I'm submitting this for:
- The Crafty Pad #176 - More than One Fold
- The Stamping Boutique #39 - BINGO (Flowers, Bling, Image/Sentiment)
- Creative Inspirations #169 - Anything Goes
- Crafty Creations #176 - Embellish It (I used Flowers, border punch and gems)
- Crafty Cardmakers #71 - Create Your Own Flowers
- Anything Goes Challenge Blog #70 - Polka Dot w/Birthday Theme
- I Love ProMarkers #123 - Anything Goes
- Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #127 - Cute and Girly

And now on a completely unrelated note - I have 30 followers - yay! Thank you to everyone who has followed me and who comments on my creations, I appreciate every one even if I don't always remember to follow back!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Happy Graduation

I cut a turquoise card base for this card and red card for the layers. The DP is papermania bookprint, the image is from Anji's Antics, coloured with promarkers - marine, ruby and poppy. I used my x-cut lace trim punch and embellished with a button from my stash and a few gems. The sentiment is from stampin' up.

I'm submitting this for:
- Retro Sketches #17 - Sketch
- Totally Stampalicious - Red, White and? (I used turquoise of course)
- Paper Makeup stamps: Digi Makeover Challenge #42 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 26 June 2012


I used papermania capsule collection papers on a kraft card base for this card. the images and sentiment are stampin' up (morning cup) and I used sandstone and caramel promarkers to colour, finishing with some gems.

I'm submitting this too:
- CPS Card Sketches #271 - Sketch
- Everybody Art Challenge #199 - Monochrome Brown
- Party Time Tuesdays #74 - Anything Goes

Christmas Bear

You know the problem with making holiday cards in June, is that I can't play holiday music. I find it much easier to make yule/x-mas cards when I've got seasonal music playing in the background. Alas, I have a rule about no x-mas music after January 1st and before November 1st (except when it relates to watching the movie White Christmas - which I adore and can not be expected to only watch 2 months in the year! lol!)

Anyway, rambling over I made this card using papers from echo park, layered on red card from the paper company and used a pollycraft digi as my main image.

The image is coloured with promarkers - poppy, ruby, forest green, pear green, lime green, sandstone, caramel, slate, marine and duck egg.

I added the bobble-y ribbon-y stuff, (*shrugs* not sure what to call it, really, lol!) the sentiment (I think its papermania, but I'm not sure) and finished with a few gems.

I'm submitting this for:
- Winter Wonderland - Christmas Teddy
- All sorts Challenge #160 - Any Die Will Do
- The Sweet Stop #164 - Sketch (See Below)
- Craft Your Days Away #48 - Teddy Bears
- The Cheerful Stamp Pad #46 - Numbers
- One Stop Craft Challege #188 - Christmas In June

Monday, 25 June 2012


For this card, I used paper from hot of the press layered on black card.

The main panel was made by cutting a square with my biggest square nestie, splitting it up into the sections and inking each with light blue in, then adding the butterflies and sentiment to each section and drawing in the lines by hand.

I added the ribbon/bow and button along the bottom and some pearls to the butterflies.

I'm submitting this for:
- iSpy Sketches #21 - Sketch with Paige Grabau
- A Gem of A Challenge #49 - Buttons,Bows,Bling & Butterflies
- Craft Your Passion #116 - Things With Wings

"Less Is More" Week 73

This weeks "Less is More" challenge - week 73 is to use paper piecing - I am so bad at paper piecing, but here is my attempt anyway!

I cut a white square smaller than my base card and used some scraps of paper and a stamp from laura ashley for my rose. Added the sentiment from craftwork cards twice, the second time without re-inking an slightly off-center to give it a shadow, then added a few pearls before placing on dimensional's.

Pals Paper Arts #137

I used an image from pollycraft for this, coloured with promarkers - vanilla, buttercup, canary, duck egg, cornflower and blush and a sentiment from papercrafts magazine. The papers are me-to-you, layered on pale blue card. Embellished with ribbon, gems and a little wooden rocking horse embellishment.

I used the sketch from Pals Paper Arts #137:

Sunday, 24 June 2012

CAS Anniversary

I used card from the paper company and some scraps from born to shop on this card. The sentiment is stampin' up and I embellished with an envelop embellishment from make&craft and 10 gems.

I am submitting this for:
- Clean&Simple #196 - Sketch
- CR84FN Color Challenge #57 - Bright Pink, Tan and Neutral
- Out Creative Corner - '10' Challenge

Bright and Bold

I used Beach Babe papers from fancy pants designs - a freebie in cardmaking and papercraft magazine - cayered yup on orange card.

The image is a free digi stamp from Sliekje, coloured with promarkers - sandstone, buttercup, vanilla, blush, mustard, lime green, canary, bright orange, poppy, spice, duck egg and rose pink.

I used my x-cut lace trim edge punch on the center strip and added the sentiment that I think comes from papermania. Then added a couple of felt flowers and gems to embellish.

I'm submitting this to:
- Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch/Theme: Bold and Bright
- Digi Haven #3 - Free Summer Digi

For The Newlyweds

I printed this adorable image from pollycraft ages ago intending to use it for a different card, but changed my mind at the last moment, so it's been sitting on my drawer ever since! I coloured it with promarkers - sandstone, caramel, rose pink, almond and vanilla.

The papers are from papermania's capsule collections and I layered on craft card. Used some ribbon from sew sweet and a few gems to embellish.

I'm submitting this for:
- My Time To Craft #182 - Weddings
- Dude Time Doodles - Weddings/Anniversaries
- Skipping Stones Design #133 - Sketch (see below)
- Card Crafters Circle #28 - Weddings
- Paper Crafting Journey - Feeling Krafty

Thinking Of You

I cut a 4.25 x 5.75 inch card base and used Bo Bunny papers for this card. The image is one of the crystal fairy's from pollycraft, coloured in promarkers - pear green, marsh green, henna, chestnut, amber, honeycomb, spie, rose pink, cornflower, duck egg and blush.
The sentiment is from stampin' up's three little words set and I added ribbon from sew sweet and some gems to finish.

I'm submitting this for:
- Freshly Made Sketches #40 - Sketch from Lesley (see below)
- Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover Challenge #41 - Things With Wings
- Everybody Art Challenge #198 - Thinking Of You
- PaperPlay Challenges '12 Week 25 - Use A Die

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Rock Around The Clock

I was sort of convinced all the way through making this card, that I was going to hate it, but actually, I think I love it!

I had no idea what I was going to do, until I foudn these images from Digi My World - the fabulous Jukebox Jenny from their 50's combo pack and coloured her with my promarkers: rose pink, cornflower, duck egg, ruby, sky blue, cool grey 3, cool grey 4, buttercup, vanilla, mutard, almond, blush, slate and one of the letraset fine drawning pens - and raised them on dimension pads.

The papers from from Simply Cards and Papercrafts Magazine's American Crafts paper back and I layered it on black card from the paper company. I used ribbon from Sew Sweet and Offray and finished with a computer generated sentiment (Font: Bambina) and a few pink gems.

I'm submitting this for:
- I Love ProMarkers #122 - The 1950s
- Sketch Saturday #213 - Sketch (See Below)
- Little Miss Muffet #37 - Loads of Layers
- Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenges #59 - Bling It Up
- 2 Sisters Challenge #97 - Anything Goes

Cas-ual Fridays: CFC58

This weeks CAS-ual Fridays #58 is Pretty In Pink.

I used a freebie digi from Broken Box Stock coloured with rose pink and dusky rose promarkers, layered on pink card from the paper company and finished with a few gems.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Cupcake Birthday

I used freebie papers from homemade magazine layered on red cardstock from the paper company, for this card. The image is a pollycraft digi, coloured with promarkers - ruby, poppy, sandstone, caramel, cornflower, buttercup, mustard and pear green, adding some glitter glut to the cupcake icing to really make it pop :).

The sentiment is stampin' up. I used brads and buttons from my stash and petaloo colour me crazy flowers coloured with poppy and cornflower promarkers, to embellish.

I'm submitting this for:
- Sunday Sketch & Stamp #111 - Sketch
- The Crafty Pad #175 - Food
- Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Punches - Corner Punch, Glitter, Blooms)
- Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
- Fresh Brewed Challenge #101 - Red, Teal and Yellow
- Daring Card Makers - You're So Sweet!


For this card I used Maurice from Pollycraft, coloured with promarkers - sandstone, caramel, pear green, marsh green, chestnut, henna, cool grey 3, cool grey, almond, vanilla and blush.

The papers are New Leaf, layered on kraft card. The sentiment is computer generated and I embellished with buttons and twine.

I'm submitting this to:
- Sketch Saturday #212 - Sketch (See Below)
- There's Magic In The Air - One for the Boys
- Cards for Men #13 - Sports with a Sentiment
- My Mum's Craft Shop #62 - About the Boys
- Moving along With the Times - Happy Birthday

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Last One Today...

This time a Yule/X-Mas card, again using Chester from Pollycraft - that little guy is so cute! - and coloured with promarkers: china blue, ruby, poppy, sandstone and caramel.

I used paper and the sentiment from Echo Park. Card from the Paper Company. Buttons and some pearl thread from my stash to tie the bow and finished by adding some glutter glue to the hat.

I used the sketch from clean&simple #195

I'm also submitting this to:
- Inky Impressions - Red White and Blue
- "Just Us Girls" #141 - Red, White and Blue
- Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #190 - Red, White and Blue
- Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #126 - Polka Dots
- Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #124 - Celebrate Your Country's Colours