Sunday, 31 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Here's a close up of the cute little Eskimo. Matched my Promarker to the backing card and added Ice White stickles to his fur and Waterfall stickles on the ground. It's only a small 10cm by 10cm card but very cute. Sentiment made up from Elzybells Everyday Greetings set (a must have if I do say so myself as you can create so many different sentiments)
And here's a close up of the Carolers. These obviously take longer to colour than the Eskimo. This is a fairly large card for me and I've been wanting to make a large one with these characters as I always seem to stick to smaller square ones. Simply folded a piece of red A4 card, matted on some black and then the white piece with image on top of that. Added some dooles to frame them a bit more as it looked a little bare. Once again. Elzybells sentiment from Everyday Greetings.
Saturday, 23 May 2009
There's nothing special with the card as it was just a play around. Simply stamped coloured (well, attempted to colour) and added a sentiment and doodle border
Hadn't noticed until I put up the pics here that I've missed one of the ladybirds. Will fix that now lol!!!
Also went on to the Elzybells Blog to thank Elizabeth for the service and what did I see - my tea-bag card on display. There was only supposed to be one prize for this challenge but the rules were bent and so now I have a voucher to spend so will have to get more supplies. Can't wait.
OK, that's enough chit chat, I'm off to practice some more.
Friday, 22 May 2009
Anyway, onto the card. I got thinking about folds as that was the theme of the Elzybells challenge and thought how long it's been since I did any teabag folding - mainly because I didn't have any of the papers. So I got thinking and thought about using a stamp to create my own papers and this was the result:
It took ages to make as I had to fold each one, then unfold it to be able to stamp in the right place and then re-fold each one. Really pleased with the result but will definetly only make another one for a special occasion due to the time it took to make.
I created the backing paper by stamping the same sundae image using watermark ink so that it all ties in. All the images are from Elzybells including the sentiment.
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Sunday, 10 May 2009
The second is a really simple pillow box I made with my Sizzix Die and some Elzybells stamps - less if definetly more with these I think as I love the simplicity of them and think it's quite striking.
Friday, 8 May 2009
"As you know I love my promarkers and use them on practically every card I make, so I won't come as any surprise to hear that along with my fellow devotee Denise (The Crafty Den) we have set up a "Passion for ProMarkers" challenge blog. The challenge will run weekly on a Tuesday and consist of being set 2 or 3 specific colours of promarkers that you must use that particular week.Now it's all very new and at the moment we are looking for 4 other promarker lovers to join our DT, so if you're interested just pop over to the Passion for ProMarkers blog and take a look (there are only a few rules). The closing date for applications is 18th May and our first challenge begins on 26th May. We would love it if you could come over and join the challenge. Please can you spread the word around as it would be great to start with a bang!"
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
The second colour scheme is Purple and Cream. I've used some Pink Petticoat images this time and matched the flower colours to the borders. Stickles used again, this time the ICE one to make some white wings.
12 have been made so far - if more join in then I'll have to get busy.
Monday, 4 May 2009
There was a poll over on ATC Swappers to decide upon a colour schemes for the May Swap. One of the choices available (but didn't end up as the chosen one) was Blue and Green and so I decided I'd use this as a starting point. I've used the same colour scheme for both sets.
The first is using the Elzybells footballer and I've used the colour scheme for the kit. I've reversed the colours to create 2 variants of the deesign.
It's been a productive morning as I've also made the ATCs for this months ATC Swappers Colour Challenge but I'll wait for another day to post them. Just need to get organised now and get the info on the backs and I'll be ready to go.
Saturday, 2 May 2009
Here's the sketch that is the Challenge over at the Elzybells Blog right now. It's one of Rachels's. Head on over to have a look at the deisgn team's work - they are amazing.
Well here's my effort at it. I've used the sheep and chicks again and also my new Nesties - it's their first outing lol!!! The backing paper are free downloads from Shabby Princess.