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.


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.

Happy Independence Day!

We are celebrating US Independence Day at Tilda and Friends, with a theme of ‘The 4th of July’ for our challenge this week.

Here is my ATC, using Sailor Tilda, who is coloured with Promarkers. All the other elements on the card were freebies from magazines, except for the text, which was made on the computer. Come and join in the celebration and make a patriotic ATC with us!

ATC Magnolia Fourth of July

3D at Tilda and Friends

This week’s challenge at Tilda and Friends is to make your ATC with a 3D element.  Here is my effort, using an ‘oldie’ Tilda from last summer.  I’ve coloured her with Promarkers, and added a touch of glitter to her wings.  I’ve  used foam squares on the back of the image to make Tilda stand out from the background. The backing paper is DCWV, and it’s also glittered, which adds more texture to the card.  I placed a piece of torn pink handmade paper at the side, then added some flowers and alphabet beads for extra dimension.

ATC Magnolia 3D

Do come along to the blog and join us in this fun challenge this week!

Two New Cards

Here are a couple of cards that I made to send to two very dear friends.

On the first I used Stamping Bella’s adorable Eloise Greengrass, from the Chichiboulie Fairies range.  The DP is Euphoria by Basic Grey, and the lilac cardstock is from my stash, as are the flowers and brads. The sentiment is by Whiff of Joy, and the design is based on Katharina’s wonderful sketch #32. 


For this card I went back to my Prisma pencils temporarily.  I used Magnolia’s Tilda with roses for my image, and DP by Bella Press.  The large brad and ‘friend’ sentiment rub-on are from HOTP.  I used Martha Stewart’s doiley punch to punch all the scallops, and the flower, ribbon and flat backed pearls are from my stash.


All Wrapped Up

This week’s challenge on Tilda and Friends is to wrap something around your ATC. You may use ribbon, wire, string, in fact anything which can be wrapped around. I used a Magnolia ‘Tilda’ image, which I coloured with Promarkers and then cut out. For the background I used some soft paper-fabric, which I folded around a basic ATC in sturdy card. I then wrapped some knitting ribbon around the covered ATC, and fixed Tilda on top with 1mm 3D foam. The words were printed on the computer, and the fabric flowers and brads are from my stash. 

Come along and join our challenge this week; we’d love to see your ATCs!

Four Seasons ATCs

We have a very talented guest designer this week at Tilda and Friends.  Vanessa chose the ‘Four Seasons’ for her theme, which will continue for the next four weeks on the challenge blog. I will be adding my ATCs, depicting all four seasons, as I make them, during the next few weeks. Since we are not experiencing the best of summers, I decided to start my quartet with ‘Winter’! Tilda with her sledge is one of my most favourite Magnolia stamps; I just love her little snowsuit! I used a scrap of Dovecraft backing paper with winter trees for the background. The word ‘Winter’ was made up of individually stamped letters on a blue/green inked background, and then cut out. I inked the edges with a blue inkpad, and added a touch of glitter around each small square before sticking it to the ATC. Lastly, I added some Fluffy Stuff onto the trim of her suit, to give it the look of fur.

Come and visit us at Tilda and Friends, and take a look at Nessy’s inspirational ATCs and the gorgeous cards made by the DT. I hope you will be tempted to have a go at creating your own ‘Four Seasons’; we’d love to see your results.

Tilda & Friends

The latest challenge at Tilda and Friends is to use beads on your ATC.  I chose the lovely summery Tilda with her cute hat for my image, and she is coloured with Prisma pencils, using paper stumps and Sansodor to blend.  I’m afraid I can’t remember the make of the backing paper; it was a small scrap from my stash, and I thought it went well with what I had in mind for this ATC.  I edged the card with an apricot ink pad, and stamped some Autumn Leaves scrolls at the corners in brown ink. I used colourful alphabet beads, threaded them on a piece of blue wire and curled the ends to keep the beads in place.  This was attached to the card with silicone glue.


Again this week there is a special prize for the under 16’s who enter our challenge, so come along and join the fun.

Lilac Time!

My lovely friend Carole generously lent me some of her Magnolia stamps to play with a while ago, and this is a card I made with the gorgeous Lilac Tilda images.  Thanks ever so, Carole, and I’m pleased that you like the card!

I used papers from Daisy Bucket for the background, and Tilda, as usual, was coloured with Prisma pencils using paper stumps and Sansodor to blend.  I highlighted Tilda’s lilacs and the butterfly with a touch of Stickles glitter glue, although this doesn’t show up very well in the photo. The sentiment stamp is by Cuddly Buddly.  This was cut out using the scalloped circle Nestabilities with my Cuttlebug, and then layered on some lilac cardstock, also die-cut with the Nestabilities.  The flowers and brad are from my stash.