Saturday, October 29, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #175 ~ A Sketch!

Morning :) A 'Sketch' challenge today over at Penny Black Saturday!
I do love a good sketch and this one by DT Nat is fabulous :)
I have flipped the sketch so the little elephant would be looking at all the flowers and butterflies!
I have'nt used this cute elephant for a long time so it was time for an airing.....I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas and added stickles for the centre of the flowers.
More stickles round the image and on the flowers and butterflies :)
Lots of pink!! and I have used the MFT mini rolled roses die to create the flowers.
I am entering my card into ~
Simon Says Stamps 'Anything Goes' challenge
Charisma Cardz #43 - 'Anything Goes'

There is a wonderful 4 rolls of ribbon of the winners choice to be won this week from

And do check out all the DT cards over on the blog......cant wait to see all your interpretations of the sketch too!

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pippi Longsocks....

My entry for the current SugarBowl challenge #70.....
a fab sketch by Maria Therese with the option of 'Clean & Simple'.

I have used 'Pippi Longsocks' from the new Fairy Glen release at Sugar Nellie and coloured using my promarkers with a little prisma pencil for shading.
I have kept it simple by using no patterned papers......just embossing a piece of white cardstock with a swirly embossing folder.

The swirls are a punch.....I did struggle a little with this element of the sketch but I think it works? and to finish I doodled a frame around the image with a black fine-liner :)

I am also entering ~
I Love Promarkers #88 - Aint it Cute!
Passion for Promarkers #123 - A card for a child

Well that's all for today :) Thanks for looking xx


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #174 ~ Too Cute to Spook!

 A 'SPOOKY' challenge today over at Penny Black Saturday :)
We would love to see your 'too cute to spook' cards and projects!!

I have used a PB Slapstick stamp called.....'Treatin Witch' and coloured using my promarkers and prismas.
I love Halloween colours and enjoyed colouring in shades of purple, orange and green! I have embossed the purple strip with a Sizzix spider web and added a little spider :)
I have done lots of distressing on the card too!

There's a fabulous PB stamp to win called 'Frightful Flight' for one lucky winner :)

I am entering the following challenges with my card :)
Magical Mondays - Halloween...
PaperTakeWeekly - Spooky Hues...
Fab n Funky Challenge #95   - Distressed or Torn...
Charisma Cardz #42   - Embossing...
Stampin' for the Weekend #19 - Spooky...

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sweet Delia....

Today I have inked up one of my new Fairy Glen stamps from Sugar Nellie :)
I bought some of these cuties before I went on holiday and could'nt wait to get one stamped and coloured when I got back!!

This sweet fairy is called 'Delia' and I have coloured the image with promarkers with a little prisma pencil for shading......the papers are all scraps from my scrap box and I have used my new MFT mini Rolled Roses die to make the little roses.
The layout is Sketch #123 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, just made it in time :)

I am also entering Passion for Promarkers challenge #122 - Stars....

Hope to get some more of these cuties inked up and coloured this week so watch this space!!

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #173 ~ On the Move....

Morning!! I'm back from my break away to the lovely West Coast of Scotland.....had a fabulous time, visited lots of new places and had good weather too :)

So onto this week's challenge from Penny Black Saturday, the theme is.....
'On the Move'
You can interpret this in many ways ~ transport, moving cards etc......check out all the DT cards {HERE} for inspiration :)

I have made a tiny card using my nesties to create a little card blank and used one of my favourite Mimi stamps to decorate :)
I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas to coordinate with the cardstock colours and simply layered up the design using my nestie circles, finishing with the tiny flowers and a sentiment.

This week's prize is sponsored by the lovely Carole and is this cute hedgie stamp called
'Roses on the Run'....

 I shall leave you with a photo of our little Border Terrier Billy enjoying the Scottish lochs and mountains :)
Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Flowers & Lace...

A card to share today using sketch #122 from my new favourite sketch blog.....
The DT showcased digi images from Krista of Saturated Canary on all their beautiful cards so I had to check them out {HERE} and chose this beautiful image called Neveah for my card :)

I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas and chose girly floral papers to match adding the cream roses to finish :)

I am also entering ~
Totally Gorjuss #101 - Ooh La La....

Well that's all from me hols have started here in Scotland so a wee break is on the cards next week :) So I will be back bright and early next Saturday with my Penny Black Saturday card!!

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #172 ~ Age is just a Number....

Morning! A great challenge this week from Penny Black Saturday :)

We want to see you using a number on your cards.....for any birthday not just special birthdays.
Our lovely team-mate Nat has been celebrating a special birthday this week :) Happy 21st Nat!!!!

I have created a card for my little nephew Oscar, who will be 6 next week......he loves cats so I decided to make a CAS card featuring this fab fat cat called 'Fly with Me'.
I coloured the image with promarkers and prismas and chalked in the sky background. To finish I have added the number in the kite and stamped the sentiment :)
There is a wonderful $20 voucher to be won this week from 1-2-3 Stitch :)

Do check out all the DT cards over on the blog.......and Kath has made a gorgeous keepsake canvas too especially for Nat's 21st.......a really beautiful gift x

Thanks for looking and looking forward to seeing all your creations x

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Penguins in Sepia....

I'm back with another sample card :)
For this card I tried a new technique for me.....inking up an embossing folder before running through the machine to create a different effect.
I used some buff coredinations card and inked up the inside of the folder using a very similiar colour ink.....Cookie Crumb by Stampin Up for a tone on tone look.
I really like the effect :) It would look great using a bright ink and white card for a bolder look.

I went for the softer look as I had already coloured the adorable penguins from Sugar Nellie in sepia tones for a different look to my last penguin card :)
I have used 3 promarkers.....satin, tan and cinnamon along with my sepia prisma pencil.
The card shape is a kriss kross card and I added a diecut snowflake and lovely wooden button to finish :)

I am entering my card into ~
PaperTakeWeekly's 'Anything Goes' challenge & 4th birthday :)
Fab n Funkys #93 - Die Cuts and Punches....

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gorjuss Tealight Card....

Hi......I'm back with one of the samples I made for the Christmas demo day at Papercrafts Boutique, Elgin :)
It was a very busy day and I'd just like to say a big thank-you to all the lovely crafters who visited.
 I hope you were inspired to start your Christmas projects by myself and the lovely Erika :)

I decided to make something a little different and had a go at a Tealight card....I have seen these on lots of crafting blogs and I think they make a wonderful little gift idea :)
I have coloured the Gorjuss girl stamp with promarkers and prismas and the papers are 'Christmas Joy' by First Edition.

I am entering my card into the following challenges ~
Truly Scrumptious #66 - Clean and Simple....
CES Challenges #56 - Totally Gorjuss/Pretty Girls....

I have a couple more samples to will be back soon :)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #171 ~ Down on the Farm...

Morning! Happy World Card Making Day to you all!!

A fun challenge this week over at Penny Black Saturday :)
'Down on the Farm'....

Create a card/project using your farm animal PB stamps!

I have used a 'new to me' little piggie stamp called 'Pinky Package'
I have coloured the image with promarkers to co-ordinate with the bright papers.
The layout is Sketch#121 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday......and I am also entering the 'Animal Crackers' challenge over at Cute Card Thursday :)

There are 2 wonderful prizes to be won this week.....from Penny Black ~
3888K Winter Glitter

and from the Ribbon Girl ~
Lavender Ribbon Mini Kit
I am going to be busy today demo-ing in my local craft shop.....cant think of a better way to spend World Card Making Day than crafting and chatting with fellow crafters :)

Hope you manage to get some crafting time in today.....thanks for looking xx