Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Father's Day: World's Best Dad (Again!)

Another World's Best Dad Father's Day card using an image from Dr Digi and a sentiment from the Father's Day Sentiment Sheet which I've coloured with Promarkers to match the colour scheme.  Papers are ancient as I'm trying to use up my stash and I've added some half pearls for added detail.



Friday, 11 June 2021

Daring Card Makers - Up The Flag Pole!

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week is

Up The Flag Pole

I've used the USA flag as inspiration - mainly the colours and the stars (didn't manage the stripes!) and have used up oddments from my stash to make it plus a black fine liner pen for the faux running stitch.  An X Cut star die plus used up some Swiss Dots embossed white card that I found in my stash.  


The sentiment die is from my stash and I've use the negative part for a change.  Good luck with the challenge!

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 22 - Lee Holland Art

 It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Lee Holland Art and I've used the cute Celebration Bunny, coloured with Promarkers and a little bit of sparkle.  Papers are my stash, along with the ribbon.  I've used Clearly Besotted dies and cut them twice, glossy accented them and the sprinkled fine glitter over the top so they are quite glittery!  The numbers are from the pound shop.


Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Father's Day: World's Best Dad

Father's Day is fast approaching and here is a card I made using World's Best Dad from Dr Digi and a sentiment from the bargain Father's Day Sentiment Sheet.  Image has been coloured with Promarkers plus glossy accents for the glasses and the papers are almost as old as time - I'm trying to use up all my stash but I have a feeling it will outlive me!  Found some card candy too so those have been added.



Friday, 4 June 2021

Daring Card Makers Challenge - June Elemental Inspiration

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week is an Elemental Inspiration picture because it's the first Friday of a new month!  You need to pick at least three elements from the picture below and colours count as one choice



I've used a no longer available digi stamp by From The Heart Stamps and used Promarkers to colour, tiny gems on the flip flops and added the sentiment tag with bakers twine from my stash.  My elements are:  the colours, summer theme, text, flip flops, sea, flowers and the geometric pattern.


Good luck with the challenge!

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 21 - Twistoon

 It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Twistoon and  I've used Milly Bee Gnome digi stamp from our very wonderful and generous sponsor (there are hundreds of fab images in the store - you will be spoilt for choice!) and coloured her up with Promarkers.  I've kept the card very clean and simple and added a die cut sentiment that was on the table and needed using up!


Good luck with the challenge!

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Father's Day

 It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and this week the theme is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make a Father's Day card and I've used Wizardly Magic Little Dude, coloured with Promarkers and added glossy accents to his glasses.  I've made a star card from my own template and a sheet of kraft card.


Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Retirement Card: Katy The Cat Lady

And now the final page in the retirement card, using an acrylic album that I've had in my stash for years!  This uses Katy The Cat Lady from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers and keeping to the colour theme.  Papers, ribbons and liquid pearls from my stash.



Friday, 28 May 2021

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Mermaids

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week is

Mermaids

I've used a Little Miss Muffet digi stamp I found pre printed in my stash, coloured with Promarkers and liquid pearls.  The papers are from a bargain 6x6 pack I found in my stash plus I delved deeper and found some Basic Grey fibres that were gifted to me and teamed it with some thin lavender ribbon.


I've hand written the sentiment, added liquid pearl dots around the edge of the card and image plus softened it a little with heart vellum die cuts around the image.  Good luck with the challenge!

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 20 - Bugaboo

 It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo and I've made a DL sized card using Gus Birthday - Collect Wrinkles, coloured with Promarkers and I've used some papers I've had languishing in my stash for an age.  And added some letter die cuts using offcuts of white card from a previous project.

Good luck with the challenge!

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 436 - Dr Digi

 It's Wednesday so time for a new I ❤ Promarkers challenge!  The theme this fortnight is

Anything Goes

And we are sponsored by Dr Digi and I've used Right Shed Fred, coloured with Promarkers with some cloud paper from my stash (I think its Polkadoodles), a fence die cut (cut into two!) I found in my stash and I've created the grass myself.  Sentiment is a miss-mash of a few acrylic stamps from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Retirement Card: Green Fingers and Thumbs

Another instalment of the Retirement card, this page uses Green Fingers and Thumbs, also from Dr Digi.  Coloured with Promarkers plus all elements are from my stash.  I'd rather like a pair of pink wellies!  Last page next week!



Friday, 21 May 2021

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Tropical Paradise

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week is

Tropical Paradise

I've used a From The Heart Stamps image that is sadly no longer available, coloured with Promarkers.  I found some papers in my stash that matched the colour scheme and added some embroidery thread and tied a star fish charm to it.  


Kept it purposely clean and simple; good luck with the challenge!

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 19 - StarJamLines

 It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Star Jam Lines and I've used the rather cute Newborn Bear, coloured with Promarkers.  I can't just make one new baby card, so made one for a boy and one for a girl using offcuts of papers from my stash and ribbons.



The sentiments have been computer generated and I've embellished with liquid pearls and half pearls also from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Summer With Moving Part

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and this week the theme is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make something summery with a moving part.  I've used Agnes Elephant Scooter, coloured with Promarkers and a bit of glitter glue.  The sliding bit was made (after rather too much thought) and quite pleased it works pretty well!


Good luck with the challenge!


Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Retirement Card: Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton

And here is the third page in the acrylic album retirement card, featuring Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton from Dr Digi.  Coloured with Promarkers and kept largely to the colour scheme of the papers.  Papers, liquid pearls and ribbon from my stash.  Another page next week!



Friday, 14 May 2021

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Proud As A Peacock

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week is

Proud As A Peacock

I've made a slimline card using a stamped image I got in a swop a long long time ago.  It's been coloured with watercolour paints and I've added it to the card base.  I've stamped the sentiment with an acrylic stamp from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!



Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 18 - Polkadoodles

 It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles and I've used this fab Winnie image - this card was made for a work colleague who'd been promoted and was moving to a new team (and yes, she has a cup with her initial on!)  Papers are all from my stash and I've added some die cut letters from kraft card.  Image has been coloured with Promarkers.


Charm and embroidery thread are from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 435 - Paper Nest Dolls

It's Wednesday so time for a new I ❤ Promarkers challenge!  The theme this fortnight is

Anything Goes

And we are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls and I've been able to use the cute Gone Fishing digi, coloured with Promarkers and I've managed to use up some oddments of printed papers that I've had in my stash for years!  These are Echo Park, Splash.  I've added some brads also from my stash, handwrote the tag sentiment and added some waxed cord to finish.


Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Retirement Card: Bath Time Deirdery

Here is the second page in the retirement card I made for a colleague, this time featuring Bath Time Deridery from Dr Digi which is probably my most favourite Dr Digi image!  I've coloured with Promarkers, liquid pearls on the hair cap and glitter glue.  


Papers are from my stash and are from a 12x12 pack.  Handwritten sentiment tag and everything else also from my stash.  Another page next week!


Friday, 7 May 2021

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Inspirational Elemental

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme as this is the first Friday of the month, is an inspirational elemental picture - you need to use at least 3 elements from the picture below (colour counts as one):


I've used a rather cute Jellypark image that is sadly no longer available, coloured with Promarkers plus lots of fine glitter on the wings. I've used the image of the bee, the colours, wording, heart and the flower.


Good luck with the challenge!


Polkadoodle Challenge - Animals With A Flap or Anything Goes

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and this week the theme is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make something with an animal and a flap, so here I present Fuzzpea as my animal (I know, stretching it a little but I already had it printed in my stash!) and coloured with Promarkers and a touch of sparkly glitter on her horns.  I've used the pink gingham paper from Butterfly Daisy 6x6 papers - sticking them on the reverse of the aperture I've made.


Sentiment stamp is from Perfect Wishes clear acrylic stamp set.  A bit of doodling with a black fineliner pen and my card is complete!  Good luck with the challenge

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 17 - Dr Digi

 It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Dr Digi and I've used Bob's Balloons, coloured with Promarkers plus two word die cuts using scraps of card from my stash.  The papers are positively ancient and they are all offcuts so I've had to be careful where they were placed to hide the joins!


Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Retirement Card: Hangover Hannah

I was asked to make a retirement card for a work colleague who I've worked with for some years - this is the first page using an acrylic album I bought quite some time ago (and knew it would come in handy one day!) plus some 12x12 papers, liquid pearl dots and lilac ribbon.  I've kept it fairly simple and hand wrote the tag sentiments.  I've used Hangover Hannah from Dr Digi, and coloured her with Promarkers in the same colour scheme as the papers.



Friday, 30 April 2021

Daring Card Makers - Vellum

 It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week is

Vellum

I've made a cute Baby on Board card using a no longer available digi from Jellypark which I've coloured with Promarkers.  Papers are from my stash and I have a feeling they are really old Polkadoodles; added liquid pearl dots and a circle of vellum behind the image.  Ribbon, bakers twine, half pearls and baby carriage charm from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 434 - SheepSki Designs

 It's Wednesday so time for a new I ❤ Promarkers challenge!  The theme this fortnight is

Girly

And we are sponsored by SheepSki Designs and I've used Flamenco, coloured with Promarkers.  I've used a single sheet of paper from my stash and then added dotted liquid pearls around the image and card base as I wanted to keep it really simple and unfussy.  Sentiment has been stamped and the ribbons are from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Anglin' Andy and Whopper Fish

Anglin' Andy from Dr Digi is looking rather pleased with the whopper fish he has caught although he's hoping he has an oven dish big enough to cook it in.  Coloured with Promarkers, computer generated sentiment and various papers from my stash along with the fish bone charms.



Friday, 23 April 2021

Daring Card Makers - Celebrating Books

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week is

Celebrating Books

I've made a cute First Day At School card using a now retired Jellypark image, coloured with Promarkers and I think the papers are from Echo Park and are a digital version so I've had them printed in my stash for a long time!  I've handwritten the tag and added a silver apple charm.


Good luck with the challenge!

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Butterflies

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and this week the theme is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to use Butterflies in their projects so I've gone for clean and simple card, using some really glittery (but old as the glitter was a bit loose) gold card cut using one of the butterflies from the Butterfly Trio die.  To hide the missing glitter and the fact that it was virtually luminous, I cut three vellum layers and added some AB tiny gemstones to the body (the vellum wasn't stuck down properly when I took the photo so its a bit wonky!)  The little butterflies - Dotted Wings Butterfly - have been cut from better quality white glitter card.  The sentiment is from the Sentimentals 6x6 Paper Pack and it and the layer beneath have been cut with the Squarey Swirly Hearts Die


Good luck with the challenge!


Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 16 - All Dressed Up Stamps

 It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps and I've used one of the images from Wear With Style and I've used Promarkers to colour.  Papers are from my stash and I think they are old Funky Hand digital papers that I've had for quite a long time!  As I'm on a stash ban (I have far too much) I'm trying to use up what I have.


I've used a white gel pen for highlighting on the papers and the half pearls are from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Eunice

I've welcomed two new co-workers recently and things are going very well.  So thought I'd send them a welcome to the job card using Eunice The Unicorn from Dr Digi.  Although you can't see, her hooves have been glittered within an inch of their lives.  Tag sentiment hand written along with the doodled border.



Friday, 16 April 2021

Daring Card Makers - Black and White and One Other Colour

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week is

Black and White + 1

I've used a Lili Of The Valley digi, coloured with Promarkers and then double cut the sentiment, once with black card and then layered dark teal over the top.  Stars have been cut with various offcuts of card (I rarely throw any bits away!) and then found some old Funky Hand ziz zag papers in my stash that I've had for an absolute age - still trying to use up what I have!


Good luck with the challenge!

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 433 - Ikes Art

It's Wednesday so time for a new I ❤ Promarkers challenge!  The theme this fortnight is

Paper Piercing

And we are sponsored by Ikes Art and I've used Cheshire Cat - I printed it twice and then glued an offcut of pre printed card on the reverse of one of them and then cut it out and added it to the Promarker coloured image.  The printed paper is a really old one from the no longer trading Funky Hand and I found it in my stash and it was perfect for this image!


I've doodled a border around the edge of the card and I've handwritten the sentiment.  Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Cuppa

Sometimes a card screams out to be round!  And to be honest, I'm rather amazed it stood up and didn't wobble too much!  I've used offcuts of red card with an alphabet die, some half pearls from my stash and an offcut of stripy paper for the background.  The image is from Dr Digi - Cuppa - which I've coloured with Promarkers.




Friday, 9 April 2021

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 14 - Ching-Chou Kuik

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik and I've used Purple Balloon and coloured it with Promarkers plus used glossy accents and then very fine glitter for the balloon.  Papers are from my stash and I've used offcuts so had to be clever with where they were placed!


Half pearls are from my stash and I've computer generated the sentiment.  Good luck with the challenge!

Polkadoodle Challenge - Clean and Simple

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and this week the theme is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make a Clean and Simple card and to add some ribbon or twine.  I've used the Squarey Swirly Hearts Die - cut the base from an offcut of card and then used the other two square dies to cut the layers.  The sentiment has been cut from the Sentimentals 6x6 paper pad and the pick paper is from Itsy Ditsy 6x6 paper pad.  Ribbon, embroidery thread and charm all from my stash


Good luck with the challenge!


Friday, 2 April 2021

Daring Card Makers Challenge - April Elemental Inspiration

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week, as it is the first Friday of the month, its an elemental inspiration:


You need to use at least three of the elements in your creation and colour counts as one choice.  I've used:  texture, the heart, red and white, lettering and the word love.


Good luck with the challenge!



Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 13 - Rachel Vass Designs

 It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Rachel Vass Designs and I got to work with Summer Border which I've coloured with Promarkers.  I've kept it simple and layered it onto some lilac and deep purple card I found in my stash


Good luck with the challenge!

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 432 - Bugaboo

It's Wednesday so time for a new I ❤ Promarkers challenge!  The theme this fortnight is

Anything Goes

And we are sponsored by Bugaboo and I've used Mowing Grass Guy and coloured with Promarkers.  Papers are from my stash along with the twine and card candy.  Sentiment has been stamped with three different stamps


Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

New Home

 A quick card for a new home using Seedling from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers.  Nice n simple!



Friday, 26 March 2021

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Say It Loud

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week is

Say It Loud!

I've made a bold birthday card using large die cut letters (I've used spray inks on some offcuts of card before cutting the letters) and layered onto silver card.  The little letters used the bits that were left over plus added some stars cut from various other left over bits!


Good luck with the challenge!

Polkadoodle Challenge - New Beginnings

 It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and this week the theme is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to the theme of 'New Beginnings' and not to make a square card so I've gone with a cute cloud paper from Winnie Celebrations 1 and the irresistible Having a Giraffe clear stamp which I've coloured with Promarkers.  Half pearls, liquid pears and ribbon and bakers twine all from my stash and I've handwritten the tag using a Posydoodles Basics die


Good luck with the challenge!

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 12 - Jan's Digital Stamps

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Jan's Digital Stamps and I got to work with Pansies For Mum which I've coloured with Promarkers.  I found some lilac card in my stash for layering and then used some other oddments - Dovecraft Back to Basics 6x6 stack.  The sentiment is a set from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Pedro and his Pinata

Sometimes its a bit tricky to make a Birthday card for a male who is in his mid teens, so here comes Pedro and his Pinata to the rescue from Dr Digi!  All coloured with Promarkers and lurid wallpaper from a rather old 6x6 paper pack.  Floorboards created with an offcut of kraft card.



Friday, 19 March 2021

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Spring Thoughts

It's time for a new Daring Cardmakers challenge and the theme this week is

Spring Thoughts

I've taken this literally and made this card for someone who is 70 and loves cupcakes!  The image is a freebie that I found on the internet, coloured with Promarkers and glitter glue.  Numbers cut with a die and glittered as well.


Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, cut a few times and glittered.  Good luck with the challenge!

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 11 - Oddball Stamps

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Oddball Stamps and I've coloured with Promarkers this fab image - Monday Morning Frazzled Fran Needs Her Coffee.  I've used various papers - the coffee bean one is from a 6x6 stack from the Poundshop and the others are oddments I found in my stash.  Buttons also from my stash.  I merged the sentiment onto the cup in a graphics programme.


Good luck with the challenge!