Passion for Promarkers – Ruby and Gold

The Passion for Promarkers challenge colours this week are Ruby and Gold, and the added twist is to add gems to your card. This gorgeous combination reminds me of shades of autumn, so I made an appropriate card. The image is by Hanglar & Stanglar, and I used papers by Stampin’ Up and Crafts-Too. The embossing on the red card was done with a Cuttlebug folder, and the scalloped frame is cut with Nestabilities.  The lovely scallop border is made with a Martha Stewart punch, and the gems are from my stash.  Scroll down to see the Promarker colouring recipe under the card.

Our sponsors this week are Emerald Crafts, who are offering a £10 voucher to the winner of this challenge, so why not have a go?  Remember that you must use Promarkers in the colours stated, and add that week’s extra element to your card, to qualify for the prize.

Emerald Crafts

PFP Ruby and Gold 400

Recipe for colouring:

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Coat and Hat:  Pastel Yellow, Gold.

Scarf and Dress:  Poppy, Ruby.

Tights:  Sky Blue, Agean.

Boots:  Spice, Cinnamon.

Here Comes Summer!

The theme at Tilda and Friends this week is ‘Summer Fun’, and on my ATC I’ve chosen to use a sweet Hanglar & Stanglar image of a girl enjoying a picnic.  I used my Promarkers to colour her, and the backing card has been embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, then gently sanded to show off the pattern a little more. I edged the card with a dark pink ink pad to define it a little. The daisy brads are from my stash, and the text was made on the computer. Do take a moment to visit the challenge blog and the other DT members, who have some gorgeous creations to show you. The links are on my sidebar.  Thanks for looking, and for your comments, which I very much appreciate.

ATC Magnolia Here Comes Summer

Last Sneak For This Time

 Elzybells sneakpeek label

Sadly, this is my last Elzybells sneak peek for this time. I have used the second Angel Teddy on my card. She’s a very special little bear, isn’t she? Again, I’ve coloured her with Promarkers, with some JoSonja’s Opal Dust here and there to give her some sparkle. The very pretty backing paper is by Prima, and the aqua cardstock that I used is Bazzill Bling. I added some stamped scrolls by Autumn Leaves, in pink ink, to tie the background and the image together, and used a pink taffeta ribbon to embellish the card further. The word is die-cut using the Cuttlebug with the ‘Olivia’ alphabet dies, and I’ve added a touch of sparkle to that too.

Thank you for looking at my peeks this week. I hope you have enjoyed the cards as much as I’ve enjoyed making them to show you.  Don’t forget that today is release day at the Elzybell’s online shop, and visit the other DT girls for inspiring projects using the new stamps.

Elzybells Sneak Peek Angel Teddy 2

Happy St George’s Day!

I’m sorry for not posting my ATC yesterday, but I had a bit of a manic one, and was without the internet for part of the day, but here it is now!

The theme at Tilda and Friends this week is ‘Red and White’, in honour of St. George, the patron saint of England.  I used one of the Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie, coloured appropriately, and a heart button, which I think is an H&S image. The background Bazzill cardstock was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder on the Cuttlebug.  The sentiment stamp is by Elzybells, and the little red flower gems are by Papermania.


If you are feeling a little patriotic today, come and join our challenge, and make a red and white ATC.  There is some great inspiration on the Tilda and Friends blog.

Final Peek!

Here are my last two cards for this Elzybells  release.  I’m using the Daisy Chain teddy again, simply because she’s so adorable!  The lovely sentiment is also part of the new release. The image was coloured with Promarkers and, although it doesn’t show up well, the  card has little touches of fairy dust here and there.  For those of you who don’t have  fairy dust about the house, fine crystal glitter is an excellent substitute!  I used Nestabilities to die-cut the frame, and the cardstock is by Stampin’ Up. The flowers are from Poppicrafts, the leaves were punched with a L-Em punch, and the pink brads are from my stash, as is the DP.


Following my comment yesterday about the ‘Gardening Ted’ stamp being suitable for a Father’s Day card, I decided to make a second card that would be suitable for this occasion.  I coloured the image a little darker, and used a Crate Papers DP, in masculine colours, along with some deep shades of cardstock by Bazzill and Stampin’ Up.  The letters were die-cut with the Olivia alphabet dies on the Cuttlebug.  The fab Philips screw head brads were an Ebay purchase.


All the new stamps are available from today, so why not pop along to the Elzybells online shop, and see what goodies Elizabeth has in store for you?  Don’t forget to check out the blogs of the other Design Team members – links in my side bar- to see what they have to show you today.

Colour Create Challenge

Colour Create is a new challenge blog to me, and as I love trying out different colour combination on my cards I thought I would make one on this week’s theme – Chocolate, Coffee and Cream – yum!  There is also an extra challenge, which is to add some distressing to the card.

Here is my card, using one of the very gorgeous ‘Gorjuss Girls’, from Sugar Nellie, for my image.  The swirls in the background were stamped with a Hero Arts clear stamp. The oval sentiment is from a new stamp set in the current mini catalogue from Stampin’ Up, as is the oval scalloped punch that I used to punch it out.  The ‘distressed’ brown cardstock is by DCWV; this has a white core that can be rubbed with sandpaper to give a worn look.  The corner accent is a Cuttlebug die-cut, and the flowers are by Prima.  The ribbon, DP and brads are all from my stash.


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

No Layers

The Elzybells challenge this fortnight is not to use any layers on your card. I must admit that this was a little harder than I first thought it would be. I started by adding texture to my card by embossing the top and bottom with the Cuttlebug ‘Swiss Dot’ border folder.  I also scored a line to define the borders, underneath the  embossing at the top, and at the top of the bottom embossing.  I used the masking technique to make the picture.  I stamped the ‘Girl on a Swing’ image twice, once on the card, and once on a post-it note.  After cutting out the post-it image, I masked the image on the card with it, and also masked the borders, which I wanted to keep white, with extra post-it sheets.  I stamped Elzybells’ ‘Daisy Stem’ randomly on the  card, and coloured in the images with Promarkers.  Keeping the mask in place, I dabbed the exposed card with pink and green inks on a piece of Cut and Dry foam, to give the image a softly coloured background. Then the masks were removed, and the girl was coloured in with Promarkers. I added a gingham ribbon and a butterfly charm to finish off the card.


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.

Pink, Blue and Green…

A beautiful combinations of colours, as I’m sure you’ll agree, and this is the theme of the latest challenge over at Elzybells.  I used the very cute Flower Girl stamp for my image, which I coloured with my Promarkers. I paper pieced her dress with some of the ‘Blue Decorative Paisley’ paper by Bella Press, which I also used for the base of my card.  I punched a border for the bottom of the card, in matching blue cardstock, with my Martha Stewart doiley punch.  I also embossed this with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, for a little added texture, before attaching it to the card.  The flower/gem embellishments were magazine freebies.  As these were not all in the right colours, I coloured in the pink and the green with my Promarkers to match the DP.


Elzybells are launching some gorgeous new Valentines stamps very soon, so watch out for some exciting previews from the Design Team from the 9th onwards!

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