Wednesday, 31 March 2010

This weeks challenge from Catch the Bug Challenge is Coral, Kiwi and Banana. The image I have used here is from Bugaboo Stamps.
I love the images from Bugaboo and they are just perfect for colouring with promarkers. I have used promarkers in the following colours cocktail pink, pear green, yellow, blush and cinnamon to colour the image. The background papers banana and green papers are from Crafters Companion and the checked coral cardstock is from Kanban. The silver metals are from the Mark Richards range and the ribbon from my stash.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

I have just typed all of this and it disappeared when I was about to post it!!! The second time around you'll never remember what you typed the first time.......but here goes anyway. This weeks challenge from The Sugar Bowl is to use any sketch from their sketch library. I have used here the sketch from challenge 20. The image is of course from Sugar Nellies Gorgeous girls range - this is Untamed. I have coloured her tanned with black hair as she is going to some one very special of similar colour etc. The background patterned card is from Kanban - bought a large box for a fiver of mixed card at a recent craft show. I have added some paving to the image so my girl isnt standing in mid air. The promarkers I have used for this card are black, red, pear green, cocoa and tan, and a white gel ink pen too. The ribbon is one from Anita range, the red border has been created using paper from Crafters Companion and a punch from Craft Habitat. The brads are from my stash and the flowers have been stamped from Elusive Images butterfly set.

Monday, 22 March 2010

This weeks challenge from Our Creative Corner is Easter. I thought these colours would be perfect for an Easter card - delectable chocolate and orange! The image is Peek a Bunny from Sugar Nellie which I have coloured with promarkers. The background papers are all available from Kanban, the ribbon from my stash and the silver metals from Mark Richards. The sentiment is from one of Crafters Companion Popcorn the Bear set. The fancy edging on the paper has been done using a punch from Craft Habitat - which is lovely but they only sell at Craft shows, which mean it is always had to get most of their stock unless you go on the first day!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

The Sugar Bowl has a fabulous sketch for the current challenge. I was soooooo lucky on Friday as I received my prize for the Runner up of the Papercraft Essentials papercrafter of the Year 2009 competition. The box was filled with stamps from Crafters Companion, loads of Glue Dots products, lots of other craft stash and MIC products including this fabulous self adhesive fabric which I have used on the card below. The background paper I have used is available from Crafters companion (received in a prize recently too), the star stamp from Crafters companion, this lovely girl is from Sugar Nellie and the sentiment is from the Popcorn bear range. I have been using my promarkers to colour and they are just brilliant. The silver metals are from the Mark Richards range, and some white gel ink pen stitches.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

I love the sketch from Catch the Bug challenge.
This little cowboy is available from Bugaboo stamps and I have coloured him in with my new promarkers. I have used cinnamon, blush, red, brown, yellow, pear green and China Blue on the image. I gave him a checked shirt with by adding lines with a white gel ink pen! The sentiment has been done on the computer, and was added to the image before printing. The background papers are available from crafters companion, the silver metals are from Mark Richards and a little hand stitching to add to the embellishments.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Create4fun challenge blog has been hosting a lovely sketch for this week's challenge. The butterfly and sentiment stamp I have used came from Elusive Images. I have been putting my promarkers to good use and experimenting with them over the past few days. The butterfly has been coloured with promarkers and Mark Richards silver metals has been used for the flower centres. The papers are all Kanban and ther ribbon from my stash.

Monday, 15 March 2010

This is my first card from my Crafter's Companion, Flower Fairies prize, and it has been watercoloured with pencils.....but I am moving on.....I am now hooked on new colouring materials :) I made this from the Zinnia set. Well yesterday I went to a craft fair in was Mothering Sunday too, so it was a nice treat to be able to have the afternoon to stroll around and indulge in my favourite pastime. Okay the thrill of the event was great.....I had told myself I wasn't going to get any more stamps (I was so tempted too though) - but was going to go with an open mind about other some demos and take it from there. I was so taken up by the demos using promarkers and distress I gave in and bought some promarkers and how thrilled am I with them.......I want more! I bought a three in one punch too, but was after another little flower one......but it had sold out (but the salesman was still doing demo's showing of a punch he no longer had in stock :( .......and do I have the patience to wait for one (no not really). Have you seen the Gorjuss Girls decoupage and toppers?????? OMG they are truely Gorjuss.....and so cute. Now I'm off to attend to my poorly oldest boy......make dinner and squeeze in some time with the Promarkers :)

Monday, 8 March 2010

So Many Stamps....................sooooooooooo little time! The weeks are flying by and I seem to be getting less time to play with my crafty treasures! I just had £150 worth of craft products which was a competition prize - the gorgeous flower fairies stamps - 6 sets actually and lots of card and paper. These boxes on the left, was inspired by my younger one. He was at home poorly and wanted to make something for two very special people for Valentines (yep I made them weeks ago), so we used the fabulous Lauren Meader
pack a picnic template and boy did we have fun making these - they are easy to use and with the help of a 5 year old fun to make....(if you pretend not to notice your double sided tape stuck to everything but the right thing and your favourite cardstock being chumped to shreds with scissors) The stamped heart and sentiment is from Stamping up!
I have lots of stamps to play with currently.....I have 6 sets of flower fairies, won in a competition, 10 Sugar Nellies from their birthday competition I won last year (I know, I know), and a butterfly set from Elusive images.........think I need to lock myself away for a month and craft, craft, craft!