Monday, 31 May 2010

A Card For Jayme

Lisa is a member of Mo's Digital pencil challenge blog DT. Sadly her sister has terminal cancer and does not have long left. Lisa is holding a RAK event and has asked people to make cards to make her sister smile. You can see details here Jayme loves frogs so Lisa requested frogs on the card and artist Crissy Armstrong designed this wonderful frog image especially for Jayme.
Colouring is with Promarkers and the papers are Basic Grey but the collection escapes me for now. Gems are from stash and the roses are from the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts - my first order arrived the other day and it was fab!

Sunday, 30 May 2010

House Mouse challenge

House Mouse challenge blog are having their first blog hop here. The challenge was to make a Goodbye/Farewell card. I have used one of the Gruffies stamps that I got ages ago but hardly ever used. I found it out in the garage after much searching!! I have used Promarkers to colour the image and then blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around it. Papers are Basic Grey Boxer. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!
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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Yee-haa, 2 more challenges

I am really enjoying getting back into challenges and am loving all the new digi images I've discovered. This card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge. The image is by Karen Johnson - isn't it adorable? I have used Promarkers to colour the image and the papers are by Colorbok. The pad says Flavia, Mint and Moonlight and was a pressie from my friend Andrea.

This card is for the Stamp Something Challenge which I came across the other day. You had to use "two of something" so I have used two different papers. The image is from Charmed Cards & Crafts Boy Oh Boy collection. He has been coloured with Promarkers and I have tried to do a dotty background following a tutorial by Crissy Armstrong(link to her blog in my fave places). Not too sure about it, think I need more practice? The papers are MME Wild Asparagus.Getting more used to shading with my Promarkers which is just as well as hubby wouldn't be very happy if I said I wanted Copics instead lol!
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Sunday, 23 May 2010

Karen's Doodles UK Challenge

Thanks to my friend Tina I have been introduced to the wonderful images by Karen Johnson. You can find them here
There is also a challenge blog for the UK and the current challenge is to create a masculine card. I have used papers from Basic Grey Boxer collection. The image has been coloured with Promarkers. No flowers of course as they are hardly masculine so I decided to avoid embellies altogether and just keep it plain and simple. No sentiment added yet until I decide who is getting the card.
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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Two challenges in One Day!!

The first card is for the Friday Sketchers challenge. The image is from a new collection called Boy Oh Boy. They are all digital images and can be found at Charmed Cards & Crafts. So cute!! I have coloured this little guy with Promarkers. The papers are from a HOTP pad I have had for ages and the buttons were from stash.

This card is for the Sketch Saturday challenge. The image is again from Charmed Cards and Crafts Boy Oh Boy collection. I have coloured him with Promarkers and then applied Antique Linen Distress ink around the edges. Papers are HOTP, buttons are from stash and the linen thread is Stampin' Up!
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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

The Sugar Bowl challenge strikes again.

I always love playing in the Sugar Bowl. The sketches are always fab and there is always an added element. This week was "recycling"
I have used one of the Sugar Nellie Manga images, coloured with my trusty Promarkers. I am gonna check out some videos to learn how to colour properly with them lol!
The papers are Basic Grey Porcelain and the recycled element was the doily. It is difficult to see the different layers in the piccie, think I may go back and ink a few edges. Click on the image for a closer look
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Saturday, 15 May 2010

Sketch Saturday Challenge week 102

I don't know if I am in time for this but perhaps by the skin of my teeth. I made the card last night but never got time to upload it until this evening. The image is by Crissy Armstrong and I bought it from Squigglefly. Coloured with Promarkers and the papers are MME Wild Asparagus. I used my Martha Stewart punch for the edges and my retro flower punches for the flowers. The cardstock and flower are from stash.
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Thursday, 13 May 2010

More Midnight Madness #53

Another sketch from the Midnight Madness team and a fabulous image from the very talented Mo Manning which she very generously gave as a freebie!!!Thank you Mo.
I have coloured the image with Promarkers and the papers are Bittersweet by Basic Grey.I have used a Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch for the border and retro flower punches to make the flowers. The sentiment is a HOTP stamp. This card is for a friend who has a birthday soon, hope she isn't checking out my blog before then ;0)
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Sunday, 9 May 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch challenge

Using another of those fab Whimsy images I have followed the fab sketch over at Midnight Madness. The image is coloured with Promarkers, papers are Basic Grey. I have punched the little flower using my small retro flower punch and added a glimmer dot from stash. Sentiment is Whimsy as well. This card is for my granny to cheer her up as she is not too well just now.
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Friday, 7 May 2010

Whimsy Stamps May challenge

I ordered my first digi images from Whimsy stamps last night and just love them. They have a recipe challenge for the month of May: pretty papers, markers, flowers and a Whimsy image. I have coloured these gorgeous little piggies with Promarkers , papers are Flavia Mint & Moonlight by Colorbok and the flower and glimmer dots are from stash. The sentiment is also from Whimsy. Go check out their fab new images here
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