Sunday, 31 July 2011

Hippo Humour

Was looking through my stamped images that I’ve had for a while and came across this ckeeky hippo image so thought it was about time I used it on a card. I have coloured it in with Promarkers, Cool Grey 1, 2 and 3 and almond. The papers are from Basic Grey, I’ve used gross grain ribbon, flower gems and the flowers are a X-Cut punch.

I am entering this card in the following blogs

I love Promarkers – Theme, anything goes!

Cute Card Thursday – Theme is the sketch below



Blue floral design

This card is make using Dovecraft Aquamarine Floral Prints papers, Penny Black stickeroos and Penny Black stamp Daisy Fields which I won from the Penny Black Saturday challenge blog a couple of weeks ago. I have finished off with a gold Happy Birthday peel off.

I am entering this card in the following challenge blogs

Penny Black Saturday Challenge – theme Penny Black/Ground

Sketch Saturday – this weeks sketch below



Sunday, 24 July 2011

Male Christmas card

Made my 2nd Christmas card of the year today! Have made this one for a male specifically as I always find when I come to write my cards I don’t necessarily have ones appropriate for male friends. Have chosen a Penny Black image with a Spellbinders die cut, DCWV card, cuttlebug embossing folder, DCWV ric rac ribbon, papermania paper, dovecraft brad, papermania brads and star embellishment. The image has been coloured in with the following Promarkers

honeycomb, peach, berry red, powder blue, satin, pastel blue and cool grey 1

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday – For his eyes only theme

Penny Black Saturday Chellenge – Starburst!

Sketch Saturday - SS-165

and I love promarkers – Christmas in July


Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Going Round In circles

Another card from today. This one is for the challenge on Cute Card Thursday blog challenge, the theme for which is ‘Going Round In Circles’. I have used Promarkers to colour in the Penny Black image and have used Tulip papers from K & Company. The oval die cut is from Spellbinders and the round tag is from Papermania. I’ve finished it off with 2 green flower gems in the corners.



This is the first time that I have used bunting on my cards, although from what I have seen of other peoples cards it seems to be quite popular. The reason I have given it a go is because it is the challenge on Penny Black blog site this week. I have also used the sketch from this weeks challenge on Sketch Saturday blog which is below.


I have used papers from a pack by HOTP called Floral Ultimate Pack. My Penny Black image is coloured in with Promarkers: Antique pink, soft green, almond, blush, oatmeal, rose pink, pastel green, pastel pink, gold, vanilla, tulip yellow and cool grey 1. The sentiment is from Tulip and I have finished off with 3 pink gems in the bottom right hand corner.


Thank you for looking. x

Thursday, 14 July 2011

I love promarkers challenge

This weeks challenge on I love promarkers is a recipe. This is to create a card using the following:

1 ribbon, 2 design papers, 2 buttons/gems/brads

I have used a Whippersnapper image coloured in with the following promarkers:

cinnamon, henna, tan, walnut and cool grey 1

I’ve gone for some brown spotty ribbon and 2 brads, the design papers I’ve had for a while and can’t remember who they are by. :~

I hope you like it and thank you for looking.


Saturday, 9 July 2011

I almost forgot!

I had a very pleasant surprise this morning when I logged on to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog to find that I had won last weeks challenge with my beach theme card posted earlier in the week. I am very excited and will be receiving a lovely new Penny Black stamp as my prize shortly Smile

First Christmas card of 2011

Again this card is inspired by 2 challenge blogs this week. The first is Sketch Saturday. This weeks sketch is below


The second challenge blog I am entering this card in is Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The theme over there this week is Christmas In July, hence my first Christmas card for the year. I have moved away from Promarkers this week and have chosen to use water colour pencils. I can’t remember where the papers and embellishments are from, I think they are Flair but can’t be certain. I’ve had them for a while.

Hope you like it and thank you for looking as always. x


Friday, 8 July 2011

Have a mice day!

I have been inspired by 2 separate challenge blogs to make this card. I have used co’ordinations cardstock and HOTP Cardmakers Pretty papers along with a Penny Black image coloured in with Promarkers.

Promarkers used: cool grey 1, cool grey 2, sky blue, cyan, oatmeal, dusky pink, almond, powder blue and tan

The challenge on Sketch Saturday is to design a card using the sketch below


The second challenge on Cute Card Thursday is to use lace. I discovered that I don;’t have any lace but I did come across some paper from a HOTP paper pack that looks like lace so have used this instead.

Thank you for looking.



Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Rock star hedgehog

Have been inspired to make this male birthday card by this weeks theme on Cute Card Thursday challenge blog which is ‘Technology’. At first I was a little bit stumped as to what image I could use, but looking through my stamps I managed to find this little hedgehog with his microphone. Have kept it nice and simple. Have used nellies dies, image is Penny Black ‘A song for you’, Happy Birthday cuttlebug embossing folder and papers are from the Daisy and Dandelion Perfect Picnic pack. Promarkers used are

Terracota, oatmeal, cool grey 1/3/4, satin, blush, vanilla and pale pink.

I am entering this card in to Cute Card Thursday challenge and I Love Promarkers Challenge

Thank you for looking


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Promarkers Challenge

This weeks I love promarkers challenge is “Include Flowers”. I have used a Kanban stamp. The background colour is Promarker lilac. Other colours used are mint green, vanilla, oatmeal, sandstone, soft peach, soft green and buttercup. I have used diamond glaze on all of the butterflies to make them stand out. The card and embellishments are K&Co.

Thank you for looking.




Sunday, 3 July 2011

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Unfortunately no such luck for me today but the weather is gorgeous and the theme for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Desert Island Stamps. I have decided to go with a beach theme although it could be a favourite Penny Black stamp you use all the time. Any way, I went for a beach theme with this lovely cat image. The papers I think are DCWV and I have used my promarkers to colour the image in with. The stickers are K & Co grand adhesions.

Thank you for looking.