Wednesday, 29 June 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Add Flowers

Finally..... I was beginning to think I would never make another card again! :) lol

Firstly thanks so much to everyone for all the get well messages and emails, it was lovely to know I was missed.  It did turn out to be quite a bit more serious than I first thought and took much longer to heal, but I am fully recovered now :)

So, this is the first card I have made in 3 weeks, and is my DT card for I ♥ Promarkers where this week the challenge is 'add flowers'.  Flowers have to be my favourite embellishment and whilst I love the gorgeous ready made ones, I also love to have a dabble myself and create my own blooms from scraps and left-overs.  :)  Our sponsor this week is the very generous  Di's Digis,  who gave us some lovely images to play with.  I used Mouse With Love and it was really easy and adorable to colour.

I used Promarkers, Prima Papers, MS punch and a mixture of dies and digi-dies.  (I will blog about my new digi die-cutter in a later post) :) but it did arrive the day of my injury! (bah!)

I am entering my card in the following competitions:

By The Cute and Girly - In The Garden
Crafters Companion - Here comes Summer
Bling it On - Embossing - the big flower and the nestie are embossed
Crafty Calender Challenge - Things with wings
Stamp Something - Red, White, Blue
The Stampman Challenge - Butterflies/Dragonflies
Stampin for the weekend - My Favourite things - PM's, Flowers
Dream Valley - Ribbon
Paperplaytime - Digi Monday, with Red, White, Blue
Bearly Mine - Summer Time

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and I hope you get chance to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work and also find time to play along.

Monday, 13 June 2011

A little accident...........

So, almost a week ago, I took a wee tumble at the bottom of our stairs carrying the vaccum (whilst being overtaken by 2 dogs!) lol, and it has left me with quite a painful injury, with my left arm in a sling and a pulled muscle in my shoulder.  I havent been able blog or comment, as I just couldnt sit at my pc and type. :(  It has literally been like losing an arm! lol.

Its getting much better now though, so I hope to be able to catch up over the next few days and also hopefully finish off couple of DT cards if I can. :)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Sketch

Who stole summer then, come on? :D Yesterday was black oe'r Bills' mothers all day!... We had storms, lightening, hail and thunderclaps like I had never heard before, and it shook my house and windows!.  Tut!  So...... as the weather has been carp all week, its been really nice to play about with some much neglected stash like this Fizzy Moon stamp and papers that I had completely forgotten I had. :)

Now, its the start of our new challenge today over on I ♥ Promarkers and we have a fabby sketch to follow  :)  Sketches are my favourite challenges as its always great to have some kind of plan or direction to get the creative juices flowing.  We are sponsored this week by Secret Crafter who are offering 3 digis of your own choice, and they have some really cute stuff, so I hope you get time to enter.

I used Bazzill card, FMoon sparkly paper and a sheet of Prima paper.  The star gems are a mix of AB and crystal and the bows are from WOC.  The star charms are from stash and are quite old.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope the sun stays shining where you are :)

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!! :)

Morning :)  Now today is my dads birthday, and without going all mushy, he means the world to me. :) aww.

Anyhoo, today is also the start of a brand new challenge over on One Stop Crafts Challenge where our theme is 'texture'.  We are sponsored this week by the the lovely Shelley, who is generously offering a prize from the One Stop Card Crafts online store - how fab is that? 

I used one of my favourite Teddy Bo images for this, as I dont believe all men like 'football, darts, sports and beer' - I think all men like Teddy Bears!! :D lol. 

I followed a great sketch over on Papertake Weekly, and really enjoyed making this, even though I dont usually 'do' male cards very often.  I distressed, inked and hand-stitched HOTP papers, coloured the image with PM's and added some metal corners from WOC.  The big brad is also HOTP, and the scroll die is Marianne. 

I will be entering this card in the below competitions:

Wild Orchid Challenge - Embossed Layers - I embossed and chalked the edges of the nestie dies.

Papertake Weekly - Great Sketch.
Simon Says Stamp - Fathers Day/Male.

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

I ♥ Promarkers DT Card - Sparkly/Bling

Woo, its good to be back! :) lol.  What a week that was, first my electricity was off for 3 days, and then my internet was unhappy, and then Mr Blogger had a mardy! tut.

So,  this is my DT card for I ♥ Promarkers this week, where the new challenge is  'sparkly/bling'.  Now I love an excuse to get girly and add heaps of pretty embellies, so this was brilliant.  We are sponsored this week by the uber-generous Joanna Sheen, who's shop I visit regularly and really do buy all my promarkers from! :)  Shame I cant enter then! lol.

I used a gorgeous Sweet Pea image called 'Restless Thoughts' and she was just lovely colour.  I distressed, inked and hand stitched all the paper panels and made the centre flower from a Marianne Die, (also distressed and inked).  The other flowers are of course WOC, and I used a spellbinder die, MS punch and a branch leaf punch by McGill.  Its quite a bit more sparkly in RL too, but for some reason Sakura glitter pens just dont photograph :( tut.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

PaperPlay Challenges - Blossoms and Blooms
Sweet Pea Stamps - Lace and Pearls
Allsorts Challenge - Things with wings
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Flower Power
Bearly Mine Challenges - Die cuts and Lace
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Make own embellies - I made the main flower
Crafts and Me - Punch it out
Paper Sundaes - Vintage/shabby chic

Thanks so much for looking at my card today, and I hope you will find time to enter this weeks challenge.


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