Friday, 30 April 2010

Christmas Cards All Year Round - April

The challenge on this months
is Soft Pastel Colours
I have used a combinination of images all coloured using my pro marker
From left to right is
Sandra Drys - Party Man
Charmed Crafts - Madison Mountains
Pollycraft - Albert
Pollycraft - Bronson Star Gazing
a House Mouse stamp I brought from Simon Says with some blog candy
I won on the Sketch Saturday Blog
I am going to try harder to get these done earlier in the month for May!


The challenge on Dotties world is to use texture
I have used handmade paper with glitter on
The light blue paper has been put in one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders
Also a ribbon across the top and bottom
The image is of Madison in the Mountains
I got this with the Blog Candy I won from the lovely Adele
Thank you again Adele
She is coloured using my pro markers
and cut out with my large oval spellbinder die
This card is also one of my five for the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge
Thanks for Looking

Monday, 26 April 2010

In the Garden

This is my first card for the Passion for Promarkers blog which I have only just found
(ok I know I slow on the uptake)
The challenge is 'In the Garden'
This image is from the Bugaboo site and is coloured using promarkers
The flowers are from my stash
Papers are from Forever Friend Parfait Pad
Circle sentiment done in word
The wonderful Sketch is from the Cute Card Thursday site
Thanks for looking

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Pollycraft Sketch

This card has been done for the Pollycraft Challenge
I have used the image of Broson Star Gazing
His coloured using my pro markers
The Large Button snowflake has been in my stash for ages
The brad snowflakes came with my Crop-A-Dile
I have made this card towards my Christmas Cards All Year Round as well
I will do a proper post for all 5 Christmas Cards when I have made them!


The challenge on Cards for Men is for a Multi Fold Card
On My Time to Craft its Quick Quotes
I think this sort of card is called a shutter card
I found the instruction on a free craft site through google
It looks complicated but was quite easy to make
The paper is from a bargain pad of Quickutz Papers in the local shop
Its mounted on Mira card
The quote is one I have saved on my PC and I cannot remember were it came from
but it says:
'Wisdom does not come with age..
.. sometimes age just shows up all by itself!'
The image is from Pollycraft and is being sold to raise money for the
Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity
So pop over get yourself a great digi image and help a good cause
The link is HERE
I have coloured the image using my promarkers

Sketch & Stash Challenge 33 & Simon Says

and the Simon Says Challenge which is for anything with wings
Everything on this card is new as my wonderful Step Mother
Brought me the TSV on QVC recently and it was this
The papers and images are all Dawn Bibby designs and are made by Kanban
The Flower are from some blog candy I won.
Managed to get this done just in time!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

No Cards But A Promarker Storage Project!

Sorry not a card but I have been working on this, hopefully some cards soon.
Anyone who know me knows I am a very organised crafter
My promarkers have been driving me mad as they were in a number of different containers
and I never seem to pick up the right container, so I decided I needed to sort it
This is a CD storage box from Tescos it comes with 100 sleeves to put CD in
You can find it HERE but there are many others out there
Being sad I had some Pro markers in my handbag so was able to try them in the shop for size!
Each sleeve holds seven promakers and each section comfortable hold 10 sleeves or eleven with a little bit of a squeeze
As I said I like things very organised or as my DH says OCD!
I used some adhesive labels in my Craft Robo and cut out the little circles
this way they were still attached to the backing sheet I could colour them and then
peel them off with my poky tool and stick to the ends of the pens
I also have put a coloured circle on the bar of each sleeve
(which slides out making this very easy)
In the back of each sleeve I have a little card with the name of the promarker
and a square coloured if I have that one
The sheets in the top of the lid come from the Letraset site
The one on the left is a download of the complete range coloured the one on the right is blank with just the names so you can colour in the pens you own and see at a glance which ones you have or haven't got
This fits neatly in the draw of my craft desk is easy to carry around and at last all my promarkers are in one place and easy to see and grab
I can take just one out or if doing shading I can take the sleeves out - the sleeve are already numbered so easy to put back in place!
Not shown in the pictures but on each coloured dot I have now numbered the pens so they are easy to take out and put back in the right position, I have also numbered the Letraset Blank key card so they match!
Like lots of people I craft in the corner of our living room I might put some photos on to give you all ideas on how to craft in small place that have to look tidy when we finished! lol
Hope you like the idea
Lots of people have asked if they can be stored this way its is fine for Promarkers but not Aquamarkers
The only promarker that letreset recommend are stored horizontal are the silver and gold metallic ones

Sunday, 11 April 2010

A Quick Update

As some of you may be aware I am being made redundant at the end of June,
I have worked there for 15 years and have never had to have a CV in my life!
So sorry I have not done much crafting this week
but I have been writing my CV
I cannot believe how
long it has taken me - but its done now
and I have sent it off to some company's.
So fingers crossed I will hear something
Hopefully I will have another card to share soon.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Birthday Duckling!

Cute Card Thursday Challenge is Egg-Citing
They wanted Easter Themed
As I am making this on Easter Sunday I thought
I would use a ducking (makes me think of Easter/Spring)
Being a bit slow only just realised that the challenge on Pollycraft
is only for one week and its a recipe!
They wanted 4 papers :
I have used white base card
Duckling feet and beak have been cut from orange card
Cupcake case cut from Brown card
Yellow as the mat and candle flame
3 Embellishments
Orange Bow
Brads and tags in corner x 2
2 Ribbons:
2 strips of docraft yellow stitched ribbon
1 image:
Pollycraft Image
Other colours done using Pro-Markers and a glitter
Hope this is ok!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

As You Get Older....

The challenge on Cards For Men is Humour
(well I think this is funny!)
The sketch I have followed is from Sketch & Stash
My new stash is the image of Gus from Bugaboo
and this has been coloured with my new pro markers
I printed two of him out and cut the car and his arm as one
so that I could give him some dimension
The sentiment is one I done in word
The little clouds are a speech bubble from word
Finished with a few gems

Saturday, 3 April 2010


Adele set the challenge on Dotties World
and its to make your own flowers
On Secret Crafter they wanted to see 'In the Garden'
This card is very simple the Tulips and Stems have been cut on my craft robo
using a lovely template from the UK Scrapper site
The image is Holly in the Garden
I have coloured her using my new Pro Markers
She is mounted onto the same green card the stem were cut from.
The flowers and leave have been bent slightly to add dimension
Also highlighted with the Pro Markers
Thanks for Looking
Do Check out the Challenge blogs there are some great cards there.