PFOP – A Sketch!

For our Pocket Full of Posies challenge this week we have a great sketch by Sandie  for you to follow. Our sponsors this week are Cardz’n’Scrapz, and they are giving our winner a copy of Tim Holtz’s book ‘A Compendium of Curiosities’. Our Guest Designer is Marcea Watkins.

Sandie’s sketch

Here is the card that I made using the sketch. I used designer papers from My Mind’s Eye and K & Co’s Wild Raspberry collection, and the image and sentiment are both by Lili of the Valley. I coloured the image with Promarkers, and sponged the edge the oval with Distress Ink by Ranger in Broken China. My floral decorations are all from my stash, and I added a sparkle to them by Glimmer Misting the flowers with Iridescent Gold before attaching them to the card.

I hope that you enjoyed our first challenge, and thank you to all of you who made a card – they were all wonderful!  I’m sure that you’ll love playing along this fortnight too, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the entries based on Sandie’s sketch!

M xx

I’m also entering this card for the first Wild Orchid Challenge. The DT have done a superb job, so go along and visit for some glorious eye candy!

A Pocket Full of Posies – One for the Girls!

Welcome to our first Pocket Full of Posies challenge!  Our fabulous sponsors for this week are Wild Orchid Crafts, who are stockists of the most delightful flowers and trims, so don’t forget to pay them a visit – you won’t be disappointed! They are sponsoring our launch with a fabulous prize, and I think you’ll agree that it’s well worth entering a card.

Here is my first Design Team card. The very sweet image is by Lili of the Valley, who make some of my favourite stamp designs at the moment.  I’ve coloured the little scene with Promarkers, and used designer papers from Fancy Pants and K & Co. The cute felt flowers are from Stampin’ Up, and the sentiment stamp is by Woodware.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit; don’t forget to drop by to see what the other members of the Design Team have made. I look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

Maria xx

Passion for Promarkers – Gratitude

This week’s Passion for Promarkers challenge is sponsored by Pink Gem Designs, who are giving our winner one of their very cute stamps as a prize. The theme that you should follow this week is ‘Gratitude’.

I made my card using papers by K & Co (Madeline collection), and a Tilda stamp by Magnolia. The sentiment stamp is by Stampin’ Up. I added some paper roses, which I spritzed with Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold beforehand, plus some velvet rose leaves, for a little extra embellishment. Please scroll down for the Promarker colouring recipe. 

Promarkers used:

Skin: Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.
Hair: Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon.
Clothes: Pastel Green, Mint Green, Sunkissed Pink, Almond, Blossom, Pink Carnation.
Shoes: Caramel, Cinammon.
Roses: Blossom, Pink Carnation, Cerise, Meadow Green, Apple, Pear Green, Tan, Cinnamon.
Butterfly: Duck Egg, Chestnut.

I also added a touch of glitter to the tips of the roses and the butterfly wings for a little bit of sparkle.

Thank you very much for taking a peek at my card this week.

Mxx

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 – Cool Aqua, Sky and Aegean

It’s another colour theme at Passion for Promarkers this week, and the colours you must use are Cool Aqua, Sky and Aegean, a lovely selection of blues, I think you’ll agree.  Our sponsors this week are The Secret Crafter, who are giving away a prize of six Promarkers to one lucky winner!

I’ve been eagerly looking for a chance to used this gorgeous digital stamp, by Mo’s Digital Pencil, for a while now.  The little Geisha looks lovely in the blues, with a touch of pink, doesn’t she?!  The papers are by K & Co and My Mind’s Eye, the sentiment stamp is by Whiff of Joy, and the flower is by Prima.  Scroll down to see which Promarkers I used to colour my little Geisha.

Promarkers used:

Hair:  Ice Grey 5, Umber, Black.
Skin:  Almond, Blush, Pastel Pink.
Kimono and Sandals:  Cool Aqua, Sky, Aegean, Baby Pink, Antique Pink, Cardinal Red, Tan, Caramel, Meadow Green, Apple Green.
Cat:  Ice grey 1, 2, 3, 4.
Bowl:  Burnt Orange, Cardinal Red.

Thanks for taking a peep at my card once again, and for your comments, which I always look forward to reading.

Mxx

PFP – Cornflower and Cocoa

Can you believe that it’s time for the 7th challenge at Passion for Promarkers already?! This week we are using the colours Cornflower and Cocoa, along with a gorgeous sketch by Debbi.  I’m using a new stamp, which I bought from Little Claire at the Newbury stamp show on Saturday – isn’t she sweet?  The papers are by Crafts-Too, K & Co and Basic Grey, and all the cardstock used is by Bazzill. I cut the labels, oval and oval scallops with my Nestabilities dies, and the sentiment is by Whiff of Joy. Scroll down for the colouring recipe.

Our sponsors this week are Stampezee, who are giving you the chance to win two Magnolia stamps, Hawaiian Tilda and Hawaiian Palm Tree – just perfect to use for those summer cards!

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Recipe for colouring with Promarkers:

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Hair:  Cocoa, Sandstone.

Dress:  Cornflower, Pastel Blue, Cocoa, plus Ivory and Vanilla for lace trim on pocket.

Bag:  Ivory, Vanilla, Cocoa, Cornflower.

Shoes:  Sandstone, Cocoa.

Grass:  Meadow, Apple, Gold.

Passion for Promarkers – Poppy and Moss

This week’s challenge at Passion for Promarkers is sponsored by the lovely Joanna Sheen, and she will be giving the lucky winner a voucher for £10 to spend in her online shop.

The theme, chosen by Caryn, is to use the colours Poppy and Moss, with an extra twist in that you are to add something tasty to your card mmm…

I’ve used some gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamps, all from their summer collection, on my card.  The colour recipe is shown below the card.  The papers are by K & Co and Melissa Frances.  The swirls are made with an EK Success punch, and the tiny daisies are punched out with a punch by Woodware. The lacy border punch is by Martha Stewart.

PFP Poppy and Moss

Here is the recipe for the colouring on this card:

Skin:  Ivory, Blush and Pastel Pink.

Hair:  Sandstone, Cinnamon and Cocoa.

Dress and Flowers:  Poppy, Moss, Ruby, Lime, Ivory,Vanilla and Cool Aqua.

Boots:  Satin, Sandstone and Ivory.

Bowl of Apples:  Poppy, Ruby, Moss, Ivory, Vanilla and Cornflower.

The other DT girls have some glorious eye candy for you this week, so don’t forget to visit them (links in my sidebar), and don’t forget to enter the challenge on our blog, with a chance to win the £10 voucher from Joanna Sheen.

Thanks for visiting and if you leave a comment it will make my day!

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!

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Passion for ProMarkers – Anything Goes!

Here I am again with my very  first card for our very exciting new challenge blog Passion for ProMarkers.  The theme for this week is ‘Anything Goes’ so I’ve made a card using some of my favourite colours.  I’m sure most of you will recognise the lovely WOJ stamp, and I’ve coloured her with Promarkers (of course!) in the following colours:

Face:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Hair:  Sandstone, using the colour more heavily for the darker areas.

Clothes:  Meadow Green, Apple, Pearl Blue, China Blue.

Flowers:  Ivory, Satin, Meadow Green, Marsh Green.

Wings:  Ivory, Vanilla.

The Designer Paper is by K & Co, and the sentiment is by WOJ.  I used cardstock by Bazzill, and the ribbons and flowers are from my stash.

Have you checked out the fabby prizes on offer this week? I hope these will tempt you into entering out very first challenge at Passion for ProMarkers.  Thank you for popping in to look at my card, and don’t forget to visit the other members of the Design Team (all the links are in my sidebar) to have a peep at their beautiful creations too.

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Elzybells Challenge #20

The theme for the Elzybells Challenge this fortnight is to make a card with multiple folds.  What a dilemma!  There are quite a few popular card designs with more than one fold, but in the end I chose to use the ‘Joy Fold’, instructions for which can be found on Splitcoast Stampers.  I used two shades of Bazzill Bling cardstock and papers by K & Co on my card. The image is Elzybells’ Flower Girl, and I’ve coloured her with Promarkers. I used my Nestabilities dies to cut out the mat for the image, and the flowers are by Prima. 

Elzybells Challenge 20 outside

Here is the inside of my card.

Elzybells Challenge 20 inside

Elizabeth has a brilliant tutorial on the technique for using Koh-i-noor pencils on the Elzybell Blog, so why not pop along and have a peep?

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