Passion for Promarkers – Week 13

This week’s challenge at Passion for Promarkers is to use the colours Prussian and Pumpkin, along with the ‘Halloween’ theme. Our sponsors for this week are Hot Shot Craft, who are offering our winner a £10 gift voucher to spend in their fab online store.

Here is my card, which is made with a digi download from Sandra Dry Digi Stamps.  The cobweb stamp is by Magnolia, and the papers that I’ve used are by Craft Creations and American Crafts.  The cardstock is by Bazzill, and I’ve embossed the black card with a Cuttlebug folder.  The ‘Happy Haunting’ sentiment was made on the computer, and punched out with a Stampin’ Up punch, then framed with a scalloped oval, which was also made with a punch by Stampin’ Up.  My Promarker recipe is shown under the card.

PFP Prussian and Pumpkin 400

Colouring Recipe:

Skin: Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Eyes:  Sandstone, Lime, Black.

Lips:  Carmine

Hair:  Raw Sienna, Terracotta.

Clothes and Hat:  Prussian, Aubergine, Gold, Pumpkin.

Broom:  Sandstone. Raw Sienna, Vanilla.

Cat:  Warm Grey 1, 2 and 3, Pumpkin, Prussian, Aubergine.

Passion for Promarkers – Cocoa and Rose Pink

The challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week is to use the shades Cocoa and Rose Pink as the main colours on your chosen image.

Our sponsors this week are Yellow Moon/Baker Ross, who are offering a prize of a £10 gift voucher to spend on any of the craft supplies and children’s crafts at Baker Ross.

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This is what our lovely DT member Debbi has to say about Baker Ross:

“This is a great place to buy crafty stuff for kids – ideal to keep them occupied during the duller or wetter days. I’ve bought loads from here, they also have a terrific selection of craft blanks e.g. wee gift boxes, pencil boxes bags etc. And I’m going to be really cheeky here and ask you all a favour – if any of you place an order at Yellow Moon, when you checkout there is a page that will ask you for a source code so that the commission on your order goes to a charity or group. As many of you know I’m the secretary/treasurer and co-founder of Extra Special Parents which is a support charity for parents and carers of children with special needs. Our source code is SSH10729 and I would really appreciate it if you could use that so that ESP receives the commission.”

Here is my card, and as usual the Promarker recipe is below the card.  I have used one of the fab Leanne Ellis designed stamps by Sugar Nellie, which are available from Funky Kits.  The papers are by Papermania and Basic Grey, and I’ve embossed a piece of Brown Bazzill Bling card with one of the latest Cuttlebug folders called ‘Victoria’. The sentiment, oval and scalloped oval punches are by Stampin’ Up.

PFP Rose Pink and Cocoa 400

Promarker recipe:

Hair:  Cocoa, Burnt Sienna.

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Dress:  Rose Pink, Cocoa, Meadow Green.

Flower:  Rose Pink. Meadow Green, Apple.

Elzybells Challenge # 19

Elzybells challenge #19 is a fab sketch from the lovely Rachel, and here is my interpretation. I used the  ‘Kitty Flowers’ stamp on my card – isn’t she beautiful?!  I coloured her with Promarkers, and used a double-sided paper by Stampin’ Up for the background. The various blue cardstocks are Bazzill and Bazzill Bling, and I’ve embossed the circle with a Cuttlebug folder and cut it out with Nestabilities dies. Lastly, the blue grosgrain ribbon is from my stash. Do pop along to the Elzybells blog and have a peek at all the gorgeous Design Team cards for this fortnight! 


Creative Card Crew Challenge

Here’s a card that I made for the Creative Card Crew Challenge, which was to make a card without using any DP.  This really was a challenge!


I used:
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, and corner die
Nestabilities scallop dies in oval and circle
Hero Arts scroll stamp
Elizabeth Bell stamp, from Sugar Nellie

Happy Launch Day!


Before you all rush to the Elzybells on-line shop to order your new stamps, I have a few more peeks for you!  Elizabeth has really spoilt us with her latest sets; there are so many totally cute images and sentiments to choose from in each of them.  I had a fab time today, making four cards to show you.  As they are quite small, I was able to use up some scraps from my stash to make and embellish the cards.

Card #1


I used the  little spider from the Critters set for my image.  Whilst I’m not very keen on the real thing, I adore this little cutie, and the sentiment from the same set is one of my favourites too, just perfect for cheering up someone who is feeling low.

Card #2


The image on this card and sentiment are also from the Critters set.  I matted the design onto Bazzill Bling card, which had been embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder, and then added a piece of stitched grosgrain ribbon for added interest.

Card #3


Another card on which I used Bazzill Bling card embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The beehive image is the same one as on yesterday’s card, but I used different sentiment from the same set.  The scalloped border was made with a Stampin’ Up border punch.

Card #4


Lastly, a little card that could also be used as a gift card.  Isn’t this ladybird gorgeous?  She is also from the Critters set.  I used the new Label set for the tag.  This set is very versatile, with a variety of greetings as well as the tags, and as they are clear stamps the placement of the words inside the tags is easy peasy. I used the Fiskars Threading Water border punch to cut out the scallops.

Well, that’s it for this time.  I do hope that you’ve enjoyed my latest sneak peeks as much as I’ve had fun making them to show you.  Thank you Elizabeth for the wonderful selection of new stamps you have given me to play with!

New Release from Elzybells!


Welcome to the first of my sneak peeks for the latest release from Elzybells!  This time I am using stamps from a beautiful new clear stamp set called ‘Spring Cubes’.  The gorgeous spring flowers and itsy bugs have more than a touch of spring about them, and with some lovely words too you will be spoilt for card-making choices with this set.  The papers were given to me, so I’m not sure what make they are.  I’ve coloured the images with Promarkers, and matted and layered onto Bazill Bling and Bazzill Basic card.  The light green Bazzill card was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder before the images were  attached to it.  The pink grosgrain ribbon and the gems are from my stash.  Do check out the blogs of the other DT members, and Elizabeth’s, as I’m sure they will have some gorgeous projects made with the new stamps to show you.  See you tomorrow with my next sneak peek!


Elfin Dance

This week’s challenge at Tilda and Friends is not to use any backing papers on your ATC.  You may make your own backgrounds in whichever medium you wish.  I started by spritzing some white card with Glimmer Mists, in purple and dark blue, until the entire surface was covered.  When this was dry, I found that I had to iron the card to make it flat again – at last, a use for my neglected iron!  After ironing the card flat, I cut it to ATC size, and put it through my Cuttlebug with the Divine Swirl embossing folder.  Then I sanded the swirls with a crafter’s sanding block to bring out some of the white card again.  I used a lovely stamped image from Pollycraft Designs, and coloured the darling little elf with Promarkers.  I added a sticky-backed ribbon, paper flowers, handmade photo corners and buttons, all from my stash, to embellish. 


Join us this week, and let your creativity loose on making a beautiful background for your ATC.  As always, we would love to see your work.

Buttons and Bows

This week the challenge at Tilda and Friends is to use buttons on your ATCs. I’ve kept mine fairly simple this time.  I used the Magnolia hearts stamp, which I coloured with Prisma pencils, with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend, and then tied a vintage mother of pearl button to the centre of the hearts with embroidery floss.  The background is a gorgeous K & Co paper, and the embossed buttons are made with one of the new Cuttlebug border embossing folders. I edged the card with a chalk ink pad, and ran this lightly over the embossed buttons to emphasise their shapes.  I attached the hearts to the ATC with some 1mm foam pads for a little  extra dimension, and added three more vintage buttons to embellish the ATC further.  The words were made on the computer, shaded with a browny-pink ink pad, and placed on the card.  To finish, I drew faux stitches on the edges of the ATC.

Why don’t you raid your button box, and come join us in making some beautiful ATCs? There’s a special prize for the under 16’s this week, full of goodies to keep little hands busy during the summer holidays!

Make a Wish!

I have made another ‘just because’ card, this time with an Elzybells NA stamped image, which my friend Tricia sent me.  I’d like to send good wishes to everyone who reads my blog, and they come with lots of hugs and a sprinkling of fairy dust – thank you very much for your support and kind comments which are so much appreciated, and may all your wishes come true!