Sunday, 27 November 2011

Less is More - Bling

Oh boy another weekend nearly over, can't believe how quickly they are going. A bit late with this card for the Less is More challenge which this week is Bling.
Rediscovered this stamp last week and am really enjoying using it, unfortunately the photo doesn't show how blingy this card is. Stamp has been embossed with silver and filled with glitter and sparkly gems and mounted on some silver mirror card.

Going to use this stamp to make some more christmas cards, hope everyone has had a fab weekend, beautiful day here today, can even here someone mowing their lawn!!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Christmas Tree

Back again, on a bit of a roll today. Thought I would have a quick go at the I ♥ Promarkers challenge, which this week is Christmas Trees.
Have had this stamp forever and used to make Christmas cards when I first started crafting. Have had a bit of a play with it using different embossing powders and liked thisone the best, which is embossed with silver and has a bit of sparkle. Have used Clarity silk card to stamp the image and then used promarkers in different shades of purple. Layered the image on some purple and silver card, the word vellum is something else I have had for ever and not even sure where it came from. Think I might make a few more of these. :)

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment so I kow you have visited :)

Kenny K - Kids Rule

Kenny K have brought out some fab new images of kids so to coincide with this release their challenege this week is Kids Rule.
Made this card for my nephew's birthday and these cute boys are called Tug of War, actualy got these when they were a freebie but this is the first time I have used them. They are coloured with promarkers and copics and then cut out. Used some papers from stash and added some stars and a ready made tag and that was about it for this one.

Can't believe it is Sunday again where do the weeks go, hope everyone has had a fab weekend and roll on the next :)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Less is More - Silhouettes

Before I get into this weeks Less is More challenge can I just thank everyone that visited me last week and commented on my card, I really appreciate it :)

Anyway struggled again with this weeks Silhouette challenege as you can see below, had various ideas but couldn't seem to pull any of them together.
Anyway went with a stamp I have had for ever and never made into a card. After stamping the image I clear heat embossed it a few times and popped it in the freezer to crack the glaze (doesn't show up that well in photo) and matted on some black card. Base card has a pearl sheen to it and added stamped a sentiment.

Hope everyone is having a fab weekend and another thank you to Chrissie & Mandi for running the best challenge :)

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Less is More - Leaves

Well this week at Less is More is a one layer card, which I always struggle with and what made it worse Chrissie & Mandi want leaves, I just don't have any leaf stamps, or so I thought, after a good rummage remembered I had a Clarity set containing little leaf stamps.
Used Chrissie's embossed card for inspiration for this one and used a big & juicy, is it me or are all my cards looking very orange/red of late, think I need some new inks hehe.

Hope everyone is having a fab weekend, thank you for all your lovely comments :)

Friday, 11 November 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Follow That Sketch

Haven't entered an I ♥ Promarkers challenge for ages, but made an effort to have a go at this one this week as it's a fabby sketch.
Brought a selection of Lilly of the Valley stamps when they were released back in July and this is the first time I have made a card with them, how bad is that. Have coloured her with promarkers and used some free papers from Cradmaking and Papercraft. Really enjoyed colouring this image so off to go ink up some more :)

Hope everyone has had a fab week and thank god it's the weekend. Thak you for popping by and don't forget to leave a comment so I know you have visited :)

Oh and welcome to my new followers, thank you for joining me on my crafty journey :)

Monday, 7 November 2011

Kenny K - Celebration

Just time for another quick post tonight. Actually started making this card last week for the Kenny K challenge and didn't manage to get it finished so thought I would us it this week as the theme is celebration and I have made this card for partners, daughters 18th.
Used the very fab Devilish Donna, she is one of my fav's, and coloured her with promarkers and copics. Papers are from DCWV called Street Lace and are another favourite. This is also an 8 x 8 card and just need to finish off the inside and make a box rather than squeezing it in to an envelope.

Thank you for stopping by and please leave a comment as I love to read them :)

Less is More - Red & Orange

Really late with the Less is More challenge this week, which is Red & Orange and WOW there are some seriously stunning cards over on the challenge blog. Ended up having a really busy weekend, took my boys into town on Saturday and saw Tin Tin, which was brill, mother came round for dinner on Sunday and she made me plant 60 tulip bulbs in the garden and have just got back from a meeting at number 2 sons school and speaking to colleges so he can make up his mind what he wants to do next year when he thought I best get this card in quick before the week disappears as well.
Used promarkers and Clarity silk card, which I haven't used before with promarkers and the background did get very wet and took a while to dry. I stamped the image on top using Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured the flowers again with promarkers. Did a quick bit of layering and added some gems.

Hope everyone had a fab weekend, will try and get round to some commenting, but have been having some quick peeks at the entries and they are all really lovely, do like this colour combo and will have to use it again :)