Passion for Promarkers – Marine and Emerald

Emerald and Marine are the colours to use for this week’s challenge at Passion for Promarkers, and there is an added element in that you must make anything but a card!  Our sponsors this week are Yellow Moon, who are awarding our winner a gift voucher for £10 to spend in their online shop.

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I decided to make a door hanger for my project. The base is made from pre-cut chipboard, which I bought on Ebay.  I painted the sides with a dark emerald acrylic paint, and covered the front and back with papers by K & Co. My image, which is a stamp designed by the very talented Elisabeth Bell, was mounted onto a scalloped oval in Bazzill ‘Swiss Dot’ cardstock and fixed to the covered door hanger.  I then added the flowers, the swirls, which were also punched out from the same Bazzill card, and the grosgrain ribbon bow. I didn’t have brads in the right shade, so I coloured the gems in the centre of the flowers with the Marine Promarker so that they would match the image and papers.  The name was printed on the computer, and mounted onto a scalloped oval punched from a Stampin’ Up punch. Please scroll down to see my Promarker colouring recipe for the image.

PFP Marine and Emerald

Promarker colouring recipe:

Hair: Vanilla, Raw Sienna, Apricot.

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Clothes and Hairband:  Emerald, Pine, Marine, Aegean.

Sandals, Basket, Kitty:  Sandstone, Cinnamon, Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, Marine.

Passion for Promarkers – Lime and Rose Pink

This week’s challenge colours are Lime and Rose Pink, chosen by Ida, and I have to say that this is one of my particular favourite combinations. We are very lucky to be sponsored by Papirloftet this week, and here is a picture of the splendid prize they have for the winner.

Papirloftet Goodies

My card is made with some wonderful goodies that Papirloftet kindly gave to all the design team members.  The image is by Elisabeth Bell, and is available from Funky Kits, and I have coloured her with Promarkers, of course!  The colouring recipe can be found below the card.

PFP Lime and Rose 400

Colouring Recipe:

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pale Pink.

Hair:  Vanilla, Raw Sienna, and Carmine for ribbons.

Overalls:  Rose Pink, Lime, Carmine.

Shirt:  Lime, Apple.

Basket of Apples:  Lime, Apple, Sandstone, Cinnamon.

Grass, Foliage and Flowers:  Lime, Apple, Rose, Carmine.

Do come and join us in the challenge this week; you wouldn’t want to miss out on the crafting goodies on offer, would you?! The rest of the design team have some wonderful cards to show you, so why not pop along to their blogs to have a peep!  As always, the links are in my sidebar.

Tilda and Friends – Open Theme Week

This week’s challenge theme is an open one, so you can use anything cute, any colours, and your own theme – isn’t it great not to have restrictions?!  I used one of Elisabeth Bell’s delightful images, and coloured her with Promarkers.  The DP is by K & Co, the  flower by Prima, and the braid from my stash.  The words are computer-generated.  Join us this week for our  open theme at Tilda and Friends!

ATC Magnolia Sitting Pretty

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

Spreading Joy

My Christmas card making has started in earnest, and this is one of the first cards I’ve made. I just love this little chap, an Elizabeth Bell design by Sugar Nellie, and available from Funky Kits.  I added some Heidi Grace flourishes, with dots of green glitter glue, to the corners on the image to add extra interest. The background paper is a magazine freebie, the sentiment is by HOTP, and the flowers are from Poppicrafts.  I used Bazzill card for the accents, and my Nestabilities to cut out the frame for the sentiment.  The brads on the flowers, from my stash, have been glittered. 


Think Pink

I found a lovely sketch by Carole for the latest challenge at Friday Sketchers, which I thought would be fun to try.  Sue is promoting the ‘Think Pink’ campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness at the moment, as well as celebrating her 30,000 blogoversary with some pink candy – congratulations, Sue!  As my sister-in-law, Debbie, has recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, I thought it would be nice to combine the two challenges, and make a pink card.  This is such an important campaign, so please take a look at Sue’s blog, and maybe make a pink card too! 

I used Basic Grey DP for the background and various scraps of pink-toned paper for the strips behind the image.  What could be more appropriate for this special card than one of the gorgeous Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel images, designed by the talented Elizabeth Bell? I used Promarkers to colour the image, and the pink cardstock is Bazzill Bling. The flowers, brad, and gems are from my stash. 

Daisies and Sunflowers

I made this card from a sketch by Nikki, a talented designer for Silly Monkey Crafts. I entered it for the design team call, but unfortunately I was unsuccessful. I still love the card and, as Elizabeth Bell is one of my very favourite designers, I thought I would still like to show you what I had made. I used designer papers by K & Co (Saffron), and coordinating Bazzill card. The Sweet Ebony image was coloured using Promarkers, and the flowers and brads are from my stash. I thought that the sentiment stamp, by Elzybells, went so beautifully with the image and DP that it was crying out to be used on this card.  Hope you like it!

A New Card!

I’m sorry I haven’t posted a card for a while, but sometimes life catches up on me and stamping has to take a backseat for a bit. Here is a new card that I made using one of Elizabeth Bell’s gorgeous designs, which are available from Funky Kits. I originally made the card for a challenge, which came and went before I finished it, unfortunately. The sentiment stamp is by Elzybells.  Hope you like it!

I used:
Sweet Ebony stamp
Basic Grey paper
Cuttlebug embossing Folder
DCWV cardstock
Elzybells sentiment stamp
Handmade crochet flower
Brads and gems from my stash