Less is More – A Last Minute Quickie

I’m sorry for not being around in blogland for a couple of weeks; somehow there always seems to be more to do at this time of year than at any other!

This is my last minute entry into this week’s Less is More challenge, which is on the theme of ‘Monochrome’. I used a stamp set by Kanban, inked with Distress Ink, in Stormy Skies, by Ranger. The white ink that I used to stamp on the navy blue Bazzill card is by Elzybells, and is one of the best white ink pads that I’ve found.

Thank you for taking the time to pop in to take a peek at my card.

Maria xx

Pocket Full of Posies – Challenge #4

Ayelet is hosting the challenge at Pocket Full of Posies this week, and the theme is ‘All that Glitters’, so don’t forget to add plenty of bling to your card, as well as the compulsory flowers. Our lovely sponsors for this fortnight are The Pixie Cottage.

Here is my card for this challenge. Continuing my love affair with the Lili of the Valley stamps, I’m using one of their cutie-pie little ladies as my image. I’ve used Promarkers to colour her as usual, and added some touches of glitter here and there on the little scene. I believe that the gorgeous glittery paper is by MME, but it was just a loose sheet in my stash, so don’t quote me on that! The sentiment is by Whiff of Joy, and all the cardstock is by Bazzill. The flowers are rosebuds (very similar to the Prima ones) from my local craft shop, to which I’ve also added a dusting of fine crystal glitter.

Thank you for taking a look at my card!

M xx

Pocket Full of Posies – Challenge #3

Welcome to the third Pocket Full of Posies challenge! This week we are being sponsored by Di’s Digi Downloads. Di has some fab downloads, so do go and have a nosey at her site. It was my turn to choose the theme for the challenge this time, and I chose the colour combination of Aqua and Peach.

Here is my card. For the image, I decided on one of the pretty, older, stamps from Sugar Nellie. This one hadn’t been inked a lot, so I thought that it was time to give her another airing. She is coloured with Promarkers as usual, and the floral paper is by My Mind’s Eye. I’m afraid that I can’t remember the origin of the other paper. The cardstock is by Bazzill. The large and tiny peach flowers are handmade, using Tim Holtz’s ‘Grunge Flowers’ die, and the aqua ones are from Prima’s e-line collection.  They have all been spritzed with glimmer mist, and lightly touched with stickles just around the petal edges.

Thanks for taking a peek at my card!  I do hope you will be tempted to join us for the new challenge. 

Passion for Promarkers – It’s Springtime!

Hello, and welcome to the latest challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  The theme this week is ‘Springtime’, and the extra element is that you must add an animal to your image. Our sponsors for this time are Angel Crafts, who are giving our winner a prize of £10 to spend in their online shop.

I love the spring, and seeing all the greens in nature returning, and my one of my favourite springtime colour combinations is green with shades of  purple.  I used a lovely stamp by Lili of the Valley for my image.  The papers are by K & Co, the cardstock is by Bazzill, and the flowers are by Prima. Please scroll down for my colouring recipe.

 

Promarkers used:

Skin and hair: Ivory, Blush, Vanilla, Caramel, Cinnamon.
Dress and shoes: Lilac, Amethyst, Purple, Plum, Caramel, Cinnamon.
Puppy: Vanilla, Caramel.
Swing: Cinnamon, Walnut, Lime Zest, Pear Green, Marsh Green.

Thank you for stopping by to look at my card this week!

Passion for Promarkers – Back to Nature

Our theme for this week’s challenge at Passion for Promarkers is ‘Back to Nature’, and our sponsor is Letraset, who are giving a set of five Promarkers to our lucky winner.

As you can see, I’ve chosen to make a spring-inspired card, with a cute bunny stamp from Cuddly Buddly for my image. The backing paper is by Basic Grey, and the cardstock is by Bazzill.  The flowers and ribbons are from my stash. Please scroll down to see my Promarker colouring recipe.

Promarker Recipe:

Bunny: Satin, Tan, Caramel, Pastel Pink, Blush, Cinnamon.
Flowers:  Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Lime, Apple, Meadow Green.

Thank you for stopping by to look at my card this week. Don’t forget to visit the other girls in the Design Team, as I’m sure you’ll have some gorgeous eye candy to look at on their blogs.  As usual, the links can be found in my sidebar.

Passion for Promarkers – All Creatures Great and Small

Another fabby theme at Passion for Promarkers this week – any colour, but you must include an animal on your card! Our sponsors are once again the very generous Letraset, who are giving our winner a set of five Promarkers.

I used one of Cuddly Buddly’s latest stamps, from their Cuddly Critters range, on my card.  The image is called ‘Hello My Friend’.  The papers are by My Mind’s Eye, and cardstock is by Bazzill. The flowers and brads are from my stash.  Please scroll down for my Promarker recipe.

Promarkers used:

Hedgehog:  Almond, Blush, Pastel Pink, Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon.
Dog:  Ice Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (thank you Caryn!), Tan, Chestnut.
Grass:  Meadow Green, Leaf Green.

Thanks for looking at my card this week; hope to see you again next time!
Mxx

Passion for Promarkers – Anything But A Card!

You are in for such a treat this month over at Passion for Promarkers!  

The new challenge runs from 9am today (1st December) until 9am on the 5th January 2010. You can use ANY COLOURS of ProMarkers and you can make ANYTHING BUT A CARD.

We have loads and loads of prizes to give away, so there will be loads of winners – want to see the prize list?

Grand Prize: 148 ProMarkers from the fabulously generous Letraset – that’s the entire collection including all the old and new colours.

Plus they have donated another 2 x 5 Promarker Theme Packs.

Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits have donated 8 prizes of Sugar Nellie stamps:
4 x Maggie & Hamish stamps PLUS 4 x Home Grown stamps.

Joanna Sheen has donated a £10 voucher to spend in her online shop.

Stampeezee have also donated a £10 voucher to spend with them.

Whiff of Joy have donated a Fred, Celebrating Elephant stamp designed by Alison Acton.


Julie is an Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator, and she is giving away a stamp set and ribbon.

Here is my project for this week. I made a small (4″x4″) Christmas giftbox, which should be perfect to hold some choccies or handmade notelets for a friend, or for your child’s teacher.

I’ve used one of the lovely Christmas Magna stamps from Sugar Nellie, and the sentiment stamp is by Stampin’ Up. The papers are by DCWV, and the base of the box is made with red Bazzill cardstock.

Promarker Colouring recipe:

Skin: Ivory, Pale Peach, Blush.

Hair: Vanilla, Raw Sienna, Sandstone.

Clothes and Baubles: Red, Poppy, Ivory, Sandstone, Cool Aqua, Sky, Pear Green, Marsh Green.

Thanks for calling around and taking a peek at my little giftbox. Don’t forget to come back in a fortnight to see the second part of our very exciting challenge and prize giveaway!

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