Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Gorgeous Ginghams and Perfect Plaids...

This card was chosen as Top 3 over at Crafty Catz challenge blog...thank you so much!

Good morning, Blogger buddies! It's the start of a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today, which I am playing host for...I have set a nice, easy theme of 'Gorgeous Ginghams and Perfect Plaids', so there's no excuse to play along!  We're being sponsored by Dies to Die For, who are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher to their store...how generous is that?!
I decided to use another of the pretty flower vase images that Sally Ann so kindly offered for Team 1's last challenge and went with a fresh Spring colour scheme of orange and greens...
...I had originally cut the image out with an oval die, but it just didn't look right somehow, so out came the scissors and I fussy cut around the tulip vase - which wasn't too fiddly, to be honest. The papers are a mix of what was in my stash - I desperately need to use up some more of my paper scarps, as my drawers are getting rather full!  All the edges were inked with Walnut Stain and I added a bit of doodling around the base layer, once again risking it by doing it at the last minute when I thought that there was 'something missing'!
Right, I'd best be off...I've got a mad busy day today, heck I've got a mad busy week...following on from a mad busy weekend...I'll be glad of the Easter break! Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday and can find the time to play along with my simple challenge this week!
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Floral Frenzy closes tomorrow
Anything Goes until 4th April
Anything Goes optional Easter until 29th

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Workshop cards...

Good morning, Blogger buddies! I know...it's a bit of a shock to see me here between challenges these days, especially with my crafty motivation being at an all time low, but I thought I would pop in and share the cards that we made at workshop on Saturday...
We started with a nice, simple wedding/anniversary card, using pastel papers and embossing for texture...and then we got all inky!...
...I love the way these turned out and thoroughly enjoyed starting with a blank piece of white card and adding layers of inking and stencilling to create a unique background...don't know why I don't do it more often?!
I'd like to enter my butterfly cards into the following challenges :
Y for Your Choice closes tomorrow
Layer it Up closes tomorrow
Hot or Cold colours (I have one of each!) closes 20th
(If my card doesn't qualify because I haven't used an image, please feel free to leave me out of the draw!)
Anything Goes closes 26th

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, whatever you're doing...and maybe even find the time to get a little bit crafty!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Spring...

Good morning, crafty friends and a happy Tuesday to you all! We have a brand new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers with a nice, easy theme of Spring...think flowers, Spring lambs, sunshine (if only?!) It's the lovely Julie in the hostess chair, plus we're being sponsored by the fabulous Digistamp Boutique, who are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store...
The lovely Sally Ann gave us a choice of image to play with and I went with the pretty Flower Vases set...
...I am struggling to find motivation to craft at the moment, so everything seems to be clean and simple because I find it so much easier! I coloured the pretty flower vase with my Pro/Flexmarkers -
Cerise, Shocking Pink, Vermillion
Sunflower, Gold, Bright Orange
Purple, Lavender
Meadow Green, Leaf Green, Forest Green
Honeydew, Cool Grey 2
I hope you can find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week and if any of you find some crafty Mojo, can you send it my way, please?! Don't forget to hop over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to play along and to see what fabulous inspiration my talented teamies have created...