Passion for Promarkers – Glitzy and Girly

This week, Caryn has given you a free choice of Promarker colours, but would like you to use the theme ‘Glittery and Girly’ for your card. So, what better excuse do you need to get out your sparkly bits and have fun with the challenge?

The Passion for Promarker Challenge is sponsored by The Secret Crafter this week, and they are offering our winner a fab prize of a set of six Promarkers.

Here is my card, and as you can see I’ve used one of the very girly Anya stamps for my image. Scroll to below the card for the colouring recipe.  The DP that I used are from Crafts-Too, the flowers are by Prima, cardstock by American Crafts, and the ribbon is from my stash.  Although it’s quite hard to see in the photo, I’ve added some glitzy sparkle to Miss Anya’s top and hairband, some on the flowers on the backing paper, and on the Prima hydrangea flowers.  The sentiment is a stamp by Elzybells.

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Promarker colouring recipe:

Hair:  Vanilla, Sandstone, Raw Sienna.

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Clothing and bags: Pastel Blue, Cornflower, Pastel Pink, Coral, Cool Aqua.

Passion for Promarkers week 14

Our challenge sponsors at Passion for Promarkers this week are the wonderful folk at Letraset, who, as you know, produce the fabulous Promarkers.  They are offering a prize of a set of five pens to the lucky winner.

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This week’s colours were chosen by the lovely Sue, and she has given you a choice of four: Lavender, Lilac, Amethyst and Aubergine, and you must use at least two of these colours on your card.  As these are also some of my favourite shades, I’m using all four!

The image is by Hanglar and Stanglar, and is coloured with Promarkers, of course! The background paper is by Paperpizzaz, and the floral one was a magazine freebie.  The purple card is Bazzill Bling, and I cut the mat with a Nestabilities label set.  The scalloped punches and sentiment are by Stampin’ Up, and the hydrangea flowers are by Prima. Please scroll down to see my colouring recipe.

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Promarker colouring recipe: 

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Costume and wings:  Lavender, Amethyst, Lilac, Aubergine, with a touch of crystal glitter on the entire wing.

Shoes:  Amethyst, Aubergine, Black.

Flowers and Leaves:  Aubergine, Amethyst, Lilac, Lime, Marsh Green, with crystal glitter on the edges of the flowers.

Bowl:  Lavender, Lilac.

Second Elzybells Peek

Elzybells sneakpeek label

Here is today’s peek from the new Elzybells release. I have two cards to show you this time, both from the Mini Messages Summertime clear set.  I love Elizabeth’s clear sets; not only do they have cute mini images, but also lovely little sentiments.  This new set is perfect for summer cards.

I thought that this barbeque image was just right for invitations to summer parties.  I used Daisy Bucket paper for the background, and some Prima flowers to embellish it a little, but as it’s a small image I didn’t want to overpower it, so I’ve kept the card simple.  I’ve coloured the images on both cards with Promarkers as usual.

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I used the miniature slice of water melon (mmm!) on my second card. Again, I’ve kept it fairly simple, as I didn’t want to overwhelm the image, and used some DCWV paper, and Bazzill Bling card to show off the stamp.  The only other embellishments are some scalloped paper ribbon, and tiny pink pearls.

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I hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s sneak peeks. Do call in again tomorrow to see some more cards! Don’t forget that tomorrow is release day at the online store.

Passion for Promarkers – Apple and Pastel Pink

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who took the time to enter our first challenge last week.  We were overwhelmed by the fantastic response, and we enjoyed looking at all your cards.

Welcome to the second challenge at Passion for Promarkers, which is to use the colours Apple Green and Pastel Pink on your card.  The lovely Hanglar & Stanglar image was one that was given to me, and I coloured her in the required colours with my Promarkers.  I edged the oval, which I cut out with my Nesties, with a Versamark ink pad in Sage, and stamped small leaves (Art Impressions) all around with Tea Green and Olive inks.  I used papers from the Porcelain range by Basic Grey, and the pale green cardstock is by Bazzill. The flowers are by Prima, the sentiment stamp is by Stampin’ Up, and brads and ribbon are from my stash.

This week there is a fabulous prize of a Whiff of Joy stamp – Shy Willow – kindly donated by Denise, so why not join us for another fun challenge?!  We look forward to seeing your cards!

Promarkers colours used:

Face/Hair:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink, Sandstone, Cocoa

Clothes/Hat:  Apple, Pastel Pink

Shoes/Socks:  Pastel Pink, Satin, Sandstone 

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Here’s One for the Girls!

Elzybells sneakpeek label

My Elzybells sneak peek for today has a little more feminine charm!  It was great to be able to make some cards for men; like many of you, I always struggle to do that, but it was lovely to be able to make something a little more girlie this time.

I used one of Elzybells’ Teddy Angel stamps; isn’t she cute?  I coloured her with Promarkers, and added a touch of glitter glue to her wings and wand, but this is hardly noticeable on the photo.  I cut out the image with a Nestabilities Label Four die, and matted it on the same Bazzill Bling cardstock that I used for the rest of the card.  The flowers are by Prima, and I glittered the brads at the centre to add a little more fairy bling to the card. The designer papers used are from the Basic Grey ‘Gypsy’ range, and the sentiments on the outside and inside are also from the Elzybells new release. 

See you all tomorrow for my last sneak peek.  It’s also release day, so you will be able to flex the plastic a little more at the on-line shop!

Elzybells Sneak Peek Angel Teddy 1

And here is the inside of my card.

Elzybells Sneak Peek Angel Teddy 1 inside

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?

Here’s a Little Sketch…

For a while I have been toying with the idea of putting up the occasional sketch on my blog, with examples of cards made with it.  Recently I had some time to play, and here is the result!  Please feel free to use my sketches, but I should be very grateful if you would credit me with the design, if you use it to make a card and show it on your own blog.  It would be lovely if you left a comment, so that I could have a peek at your work.

Maria's Sketch #1

Here are a couple of cards made with this sketch – hope you like them!

Maria's Sketch #1 Card 2

Maria's Sketch #1 Card 1

Enjoy!

New Beginnings

The latest theme at Tilda and Friends is ‘New Beginnings’. This time of the year reminds me of children starting school, and I thought the new Magnolia School range was perfect to use for this.  The image I used was stamped for me by the lovely Frances – thank you Fran!  Tilda is coloured with Promarkers, which are fast becoming my favourite colouring medium.  I used a piece of black cardstock for the background, and ‘chalked’ the writing with a white gel pen to give the impression of a blackboard.  I left the outer edges of the ATC plain, so that I could give a wood effect to the blackboard surround.  I added a Prima flower to accent.

…and here is a card which I made using my ATC as a card topper. 

 

Friends are Forever

This week at Tilda and Friends we have decided that from now on the category of ‘Friends’ should include all cute characters and critters from other companies, as well as from Magnolia.  I decided to use this very cute little miss from the Hanglar & Stanglar range of stamps, which will shortly be available to purchase from Funky Kits in the UK.  I used an HOTP paper for the background, with the ‘Friends Are Forever’ sentiment stamp, from Elzybells, stamped on pink card edged with faux stitching.  I coloured the girl with Promarkers, and added a small Prima flower to accent.

Come along, bring all your friends,  and join us in this week’s challenge.  There is a wonderful prize, kindly donated by Andrea, on offer for the winner.

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!

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