Monday, June 29, 2009

Passion for Promarkers - Lemon & Meadow Green...

A last minute entry for this week's Passion for Promarkers challenge of Lemon & Meadow Green.

I have used this very cute Hanglar & Stanglar image I received from Tammi x along with papers from Basic Grey 2 Scoops. The card blank is part of a QVC Cosmo Cricket kit :0)

I've kept the LO simple just adding a flower/button detail and the flat-backed pearls, a RAK from Eva x

Promarkers used -

Hat, Umbrella, Boots - Lemon and Canary for shadow.

Coat- Meadow Green and Apple for shadow.

Water - Cool Aqua and Pastel Blue for the shading around the image.

Hair - Sandstone and Cinnamon.
Skin - Ivory and Blush.

Hope you like it! Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just Magnolia #11 - Bev's Sketch...

A fab sketch this week from Bev over at Just Magnolia :0) I have combined the sketch with the Tilda challenge over on the Docrafts forum which is to use only black & yellow!! I was a bit daunted by this but I love how the card turned out!

I have used an older Tilda who's been neglected for quite a while :0) and coloured with promarkers. I used Rach's fab 'out of bounds nestie' tutorial and managed not to chop Tilda's head off so thanks Rach x

The bright & breezy paper is DCWV and I created the flowers with retro punches. I finished by adding a few yellow gems to the flowers and the buttons on Tilda's jacket.

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Friday Sketchers #57

My card using the fab sketch #57 by Bea from FridaySketchers. I have combined the sketch with a Tilda challenge over at the Docrafts forum which is to use -

Black, white and silver + 1 other colour, a torn edge and 3 different embellishments.

I have coloured Tilda with promarkers in monochrome with a hint of red! I was inspired by Judy from JudysCraftyMoments who was demo-ing her fabulous colouring at Simply Create in Alford last Saturday. So I thought I'd give it a go, thanks Judy x
Papers are DCWV and Bo Bunny and I have used my retro flower punches and a mulberry rose to finish.

Also I have received the Lovely Blog award from Janny :0) (see sidebar) Janny created some beautiful and inspiring projects with her Diane Duda stamp for the Sugar Nellie Blog hop last week, pop over and check them out if you missed them, they are fabulous!!! Thank you so much for thinking of me Janny xx I shall have a think and pass this award on soon :0)

And lastly I just wanted to say a HUGE thankyou to everyone who left me comments for my Sugar Nellie blog hop projects, I am over the moon to have received so many and I really appreciate them all, thank you xxxx

Thanks for looking and do leave a comment so I can come and visit your blog too :0)

Friday, June 19, 2009


Today's the day the fabulous new stamps designed by the talented Diane Duda for Sugar Nellie are launched! YAY!!

To celebrate SUGAR NELLIE are having a blog hop with candy! Hopefully you have arrived from Anjou HERE, if not why not start the blog hop from the beginning and visit the SUGAR NELLIE blog 1st :0)
So welcome to my blog and I hope you like my creations :0)

I just love this stamp! such an adorable cute character, the stamp is called 'Curtsy' and will be available from FUNKYKITS. I have gone for a pretty vintage look for my card and matching mini pizza box.

I have paper pieced the dress and 3-d it at the bottom for more dimension. The images are coloured with promarkers and the papers are Cosmo Cricket and K & Co. I have used both my Fiskars and SU scalloped punches and finished by making some flowers with my retro punches (3 sizes) and some gorgeous ivory paper roses.

Keep on hopping!! and pop over to Rosalien's blog HERE for more sweet peeks of the wonderful new stamps!

Thanks for stopping by :0)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Best Fishes!

A fab sketch this week from A Spoonfull of Sugar by MichelleO. Great sketch which I've used to make a birthday card for my friend's little boy :0) I have used the top right corner for a number instead of flowers as I dont think he'll appreciate flowers!!

I have coloured the image with promarkers and the papers are K & Co. The stamp is called 'Best Fishes' and is by Sugar Nellie.

I am taking part in the Sugar Nellie DudaDaze blog hop to launch the new range of stamps by Diane Duda on Friday :0) The one I received is gorgeous! cant wait to see the other designs! So pop back to see my card Friday and take part in the blog hop to see all the other new stamps!

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, June 15, 2009

Teddy with Balloon....

I have had lots of help and inspiration with this card!! The layout is this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday, the colour combination over at Passion For Promarkers is cinnamon and pumpkin (which I love!) and the theme today at 'Stamp with Fun' is dotty, which influenced my choice of papers! So a 3 in 1 challenge card today :0)

The papers are a mix of SU and Daisy Bucket and the cute bear is from Elzybells.

The promarker colours I have used are -

Cinnamon for the bear, with Cocoa for shadows

Apricot and Pumpkin for the balloon

Rose Pink and Blossom for the paws and butterflies and Moss for the grass.

I have highlighted with a white inkssentials pen.

I enjoyed making this card :0) Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cute as a Button Bunny!

My card for the SugarBowl challenge #12. Great sketch by Lia this time with an option of using blue and green. Perfect for this baby boy card I needed to make :0)

I have used baby bunny from the Little Cotton Rabbits set, coloured with promarkers and cut out using my label nesties.

The papers are all from my scrap box! and I embossed the cardstock with the swiss dots folder in the cuttlebug.
The 'cute as a button' embellie is 'K & Co' and I added a couple more buttons to finish :0)

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, June 8, 2009

Flower Power Girl.....

Back again! the week's are really flying by at the moment!!

This card covers 2 challenges :0) I am last minute as usual! for the Passion for Promarkers #2 which is to use apple & pastel pink as your main colours, I have stuck to this colour scheme for the papers as well and coloured this Gorjuss girl from Sugar Nellie with blond hair for a change too.

The layout is this week's sketch #12 from Sketch and Stash. I am very early for this challenge!! it was only posted this morning :0)

My new stash is the large retro punch I have used on the corner flower, I have wanted one of these for ages and managed to get one in a fabulous new craft shop which has opened locally called Simply Create in Alford, Aberdeenshire. Definitely worth a visit :0)

The papers are Laura Ashley and I have used a Woodware Daisy punch along the bottom of the image and finished with gems x

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sketch and Stash #11...

My card for challenge #11 from the girls over at Sketch and Stash :0) A great sketch I will definitely use again!
I have used my newest Penny Black stamp in my collection! and combined it with K & Co sparkly sweet paper, coredinations cardstock and my doily lace punch.
I finished by adding some paper piercing and the little gems to the flowers.

The 2nd card is sketch #10 from Sketch and Stash that I never managed to get uploaded :0(
I used the sketch at my recent cardmaking demo to show how you can combine papers from the same range and how quick and easy it is to follow a sketch when your mojo has gone walkabout!!
So thanks S & S :0) Everything was new on this card! as it was given to me to use at the demo.
I fell in love with the mouse stamp though and had to buy him LOL!
ETA - I am entering these cards for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog too, the theme is 'Animals' and if they have over 100 entries (they are very close!) a donation will be made to an animal charity and you also have a chance of a $25 shopping spree with Simon says Stamp!

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, June 1, 2009

Passion for Promarkers #1!!!

Well I'm sure you all already know about the new challenge blog dedicated to Promarker lovers!! and the fantastic prizes on offer for the 1st challenge over at PASSION FOR PROMARKERS! The 1st challenge is an open one so even if you just own one promarker you can take part and have a chance to win a whole set! WOW! amongst other fabulous prizes :0)

I am cutting it fine uploading my card but it has been such a gorgeous weekend the computer has'nt been switched on!!!

I have used this cute Sugar Nellie image from Eva :0) and the papers are K & Co. The punches are Martha Stewart and I finished with lace and buttons. I just love these colours together and the papers are so pretty.

Promarkers used -

Hair - Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa

Skin - Ivory, Blush and Pastel Pink for cheeks

Top - Marsh Green

Butterfly & Apron - Apricot and Spice

Jeans - Cinnamon and Cocoa

Shoes - Umber

and Sandstone for the shading around the image :0)

Hope you like it and thanks for looking xx