Waiting for Spring – Cool Chicks & Ladybird
Are you getting fed up of the snow yet? I am not – it is giving me the opportunity to get down to my favourite job – making cards.
Popped over to the Stamping Bella Sisterhood March Challenge and discovered that it was blooms. I don’t have many bloom stamps (which will soon be changed), so took the chance to use one of my Cool Chicks – with daffodils which should have been starting to bloom but the big bad #beastfromtheeast put paid to that.
Coloured using Promarkers – Buttercup, Gold, Pumpkin, Maroon, Poppy, and Grass coloured with Moss. A little bit of sparkle was added to the daffodils, the edge was cut using MFT Stitched Edges 2 and layered scrap paper was cut to fit the edge.
Entering the following Challenges
First for the year
I am sharing the first birthday card for the year with you, using, one of my favourite Lili of the Valley, LOTV stamps – Playing Golf. If you look at some of my past blogs, you will begin to understand why it is such a popular stamp.
I began by colouring in with Promarkers, framed it with paper which is meant to resemble grass – if you look close enough you can see small blades of grass. I then decided to try something new and layered the image onto a background which included a cut off from the cellophane used to wrap bouquets. Crafters never throw anything away!
As this is a first for this year, I am entering the card in the Lili of the Valley Facebook Challenge – Something New. I also wish to enter it in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge – Masculine and Paper Creator’s Crafts – Anything Goes
As an update, this card made the Top 5 in the Passion for Promarkers challenge.
Snowy for Christmas
I just love Penny Black ‘Snowy’ don’t you. He is so cute and can be used in so many ways. This time I decided that it was going to be a production line and make a number of small cute simple cards for Christmas, the same but different. Stamped, die cut out, then they were coloured with red, green and purple promarkers, layered onto card and Tonic Nuvo glitter hats.
Hope you like them. I am going to enter in the Passion for Promarker Challenge #420 – Use your die cuts
Bellarific Friday – Fall inspiration
This is a first for me. I regularly see the amazing Stamping Bella card inspirations made for the Bellarific Friday and I just love autumn. Love the colours, love the smell and love the cold crisp mornings when Jack Frost is about – although he hasn’t visited yet. When I saw the Fall inspiration photo I thought what could I do and this is the result.
I got out my Tiny Towie Best Friends stamps, coloured them using Promarkers – Gold Sunflower, Chilli Red, Lime Green, Pumpkin and Ginger. Once finished I used my glitter pen to add a little bit of sparkle to the wings and skirt.
The background is Nitwits papers, cut using spellbinder squares and layered on to the card.
This is the result and the card I want to enter in the Ribbon Girl Any Image Challenge and Passion for Promarkers – Shades of Autumn
CAS Stamping Bella
It has been a while since I have submitted anything and apologise. I have been away on holiday, but admit that I did miss my card making.
Since I came back I have been making a few which I will share with you all shortly. However I am quite pleased with this Clean and Simple card made for a work colleagues birthday.
The stamp was a recent purchase – Stampin Bella Uptown Girl Lucille and coloured in using many purple Promarker pens. The background was just a piece I had lying in the drawer, kept from previous projects “just in case”.
Hope you like the end result as I know I had fun making it.
ProMarker Pens Storage Solution
As some of you may notice, I regularly use ProMarker Pens as my choice of colouring. However, I hate having the pens lying around (although my other half will disagree as he see them when work is in progress). I then set him a challenge to come up with something to store all my pens, but still see them easily.
He bought plumber piping from the DIY store, cut to length, built and painted two boxes, slotted the cut pipes into the boxes and glued together with silicone glue – and voila – my nice storage for my ProMarker Pens with space to expand sitting nicely on my desk.
LOTV 60th Birthday Card
It has been some time since I added a card to the blog. I knew that I had a card that I wanted to make for someone special and lost my mojo. This card was the one that I eventually made for her 60th birthday for someone. It started out as one design, and then as it was for my friend, it was one of those ideas that I just didn’t feel happy with. Do you ever start of with an idea, then change midway as you do not feel that it is working, or the colour scheme or layout is not right?
Anyway after days of layout designs and recolouring Rosie, I finally settled on the current card, coloured with Promarker pens and layered onto paper background cut with Sue Wilson Shadow Dies. I hope you like