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Wednesday 31 March 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers. #8

It's time for another challenge over on I ♥ ProMarkers and this week sees the debut for out new DT members. This week we're being sponsored by Willow Designs and the prize is a CD with a selection of images designed by Sharon and a pack of ProMarkers. All the of the DT have used images from Willow for their cards this week, why not pop over, take a look and join us in the challenge.
This weeks challenge is to follow the sketch and include swirls/flourishes in your project. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Ethereal Forest Designs Tuesday

Here's another sneak peak at one of the April release images from Ethereal Forest Designs. I used the 'Lily Bouquet' image and coloured it with ProMarkers.I bought a Kenetic Swing Card template at the craft fayre the other week and decided this was the perfect image to try it out on. The paper's are from Pink Petticoat and the gems from my stash.

Monday 29 March 2010

Die Cut Dreams #41

This weeks challenge over on Die Cut Dreams is to use Black and White plus 1 other colour on your project, I used silver as my other colour.
Well I bought these butterfly dies a couple of weeks ago and was itching to use them, and this was the perfect excuse. And not a ProMarkers in sight...... lol.
The Swirly bits were cut from a Sizzix die, the butterflies and heart stamp are from a Daisy and Dandylion set. The sentiment was printed on the computer.

Friday 26 March 2010

Sneak Peak week on Ethereal Forest Designs

This is sneak peak week for next months new releases over on Ethereal Forest Designs. Here's my first one.
I choose Jewel'd Blossoms for my first sneak peak and coloured her with ProMarkers.
I distressed my plain card with distress ink, then over stamped with a flower stamp.
The flowers I made myself using a sizzix die.

Thursday 25 March 2010

Willow Sketchie Challenge 25th March

It's Willow Sketchie time again everyone and this week the DT got to work with Winnie Owl which you can buy HERE.
Here's my DT card for this week.
I coloured Winnie with ProMarkers and added a little bit of stickles glitter to her bow and handbag. The backing papers are also in the Winnie download.

Wednesday 24 March 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers. #7

Time for another challenge over on I ♥ ProMarkers. We've got the usual sketch and this weeks twist is to use spots/dots on your project. This week we're being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and the prize is a $15 voucher to spend in their online shop. Why not pop over and join us, we'd love to see you there.
Here's this weeks sketch.And my DT cardThe backing paper is from Pink Petticoat, the flowers I made myself with a punch and the borders were cut with a MS border punch.

Monday 22 March 2010

Die Cut Dreams #40

This weeks challenge over on Die Cut Dreams is 'New Beginnings'
Here's my cardThe images is a stamp by KaDoodle and I coloured it with Prisma Colour Pencils and used Sansador to blend the colours. I crumpled up a piece of paper and distressed it with Spun Sugar, one of the new Distress Inks and matt and layered the image onto it.

Let's Get Stamping on Craftbubble 20th March

This week over on LGS, Cindy is our GDT and has given us a love sketch to work with and her twist is to use brads, buttons and bows.
Here's my card.
I used ProMarkers to colour the image and stamped up the background using distress ink.

Thursday 18 March 2010

Willow Sketchie Challenge 18th March

It's my turn this week to provide the sketch over on WSC and we got to work with the lovely Walter which you can buy and download here.
Here's my sketch.And heres my card.
The papers I used are also from the Walter download. I coloured the image with Prisma pencils, which I'm still learning how to use. The flower was made by me using a sizzix die and a punch for the leaves. I finished off with a bit of card candy, I love that stuff and a bit of faux stitching.

Wednesday 17 March 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers #6

The challenge over on ILPM's this week is to follow the usual sketch but you're not allowed to use backing papers on your card, we want you to make your own background, whichever way you please.
Here's my DT card.For my background I used distress ink and distressed the edges, then used a stamp from the Baroque set by Stampin Up, I love this stamp, again using distress inks. The flower was made using the Retro Flower punch.
Why not pop over and join in this week. We've got Letraset sponsoring us this week and the prize is a pack of ProMarkers.

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Ethereal Forest Designs Tuesday

For my card this week over on Ethereal Forest Designs, I decided to use Jewel Planting, available here I coloured Jewel with ProMarkers, I made the flowers with a couple of punches and the embossing was done with a Cuttlebug ebossing folder.

DCD 15th March

Ooooops, I'm a day late posting my DT card for DCD this week, sorry Susie x

This weeks theme is 'Pack a Punch' and we were given some digi downloads to work with, from Di's Digidownloads, they're lovely to work with too. For this challenge you've got to use at least 2 different punches on your work, please note, it's got to be punches not nestie shapes or die cuts.
Here's my card.I coloured my image with Distress Inks and the die shape is from Susies online shop, Die Cut Dreams. I used 3 punches on my card, a MS border punch, flower punch and a leaf punch.

Thursday 11 March 2010

WSC 11t h March

It's time for another sketchie challenge over on Willow Sketchie Challenge. This week we go to work with another of Sharons new downloads, available here, Missy.

Here's my DT card.
I coloured Missy with the usual ProMarkers.
Why not poop over and join in, you have the chance to win a download and you don't have to use anything from Willow Designs, though of course, if you have any, we'd love to see what you do with them.

Wednesday 10 March 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers #5

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new challenge over on I ♥ ProMarkers. We've got a sketch for you this week and the theme is to use some embossing on your project. Our sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen and the prize is a £10 voucher to use in their online store.

Here's this weeks sketch.And here's my card.

Why not pop over and join us, we'd love to see you there.

Tuesday 9 March 2010

EFD Tuesday

If you haven't already joined our blog hop there's still time to join in and be in with the chance to win a $10 voucher, click here for more info.
Here's my Ethereal Forest Design card for this week. I used Elymira for this one and made it an easel card for a change.You can buy Elymira and other designs here.

Monday 8 March 2010

Die Cut Dreams #38

This weeks challenge over on DCD is to make a project without flowers! Well I don't know about you, but that's a hard task....... lol I used dots instead....... lol. The prize this week is Flowers, to reward you for not using them...... lol.

Here's my card.
Why not pop over and join in the challenge.

Sunday 7 March 2010

Ethereal Forest Designs Blog Hop

“Welcome to the First “Ethereal Forest Designs” Blog Hop!!! If you just happen to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to our Design Team Coordinator, Darsie Bruno’s Blog HERE (http://www.crafting withdarsie. blogspot. com/ ) and start your hop!

Along the way, please make sure you comment on each one of the design team members blog, then return to the Ethereal Forest Designs blog and make a comment! At the end of the hop, one lucky winner who has commented on all the blogs will receive a $10.00 voucher to the Ethereal Forest Designs Store.

Here is my creation for the EFD Blog Hop:

And a close up of the decoupaged parts.

I used the Easter Bunny download and the sentiment is from the Bunny Sentiments set. I coloured the image with ProMarkers. I printed out 3 imges and decoupaged some parts to give the card some dimension. I made the flowers myself using a sizzix die.

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:

Darsie: http://www.crafting withdarsie. blogspot. com/

Audrey: mouse.blogspot. com/

Ethereal Forest Designs: http://etherealfore stdesigns. blogspot. com/

The winner will be announced on the Ethereal Forest Designs blog on Friday, March 12th. Deadline to complete the hop will be Thursday, March 11th!

Thank you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visitMelissa: http://stampitscrap itshareit. blogspot. com/ .

All of the images used in the design teams creations can be found at the Ethereal Forest Designs Store (http://etherealfor estdesignsstore. blogspot. com/)

Thankyou and we hope you have fun!


Thursday 4 March 2010

Willow Sketchie Challenge 4th March

It's Willow Sketchie Challenge time again. This weeks sketch was designed by Jane, her first sketch with us, and it was lovely to work with. The DT used on of the downloads from Willow Designs, this week, 'A Walk In The Park'
Here's Janes sketch.And here's my card.And a close up.

I used ProMarkers to colour the image, the papers are also from Willow Designs, from one of the Alfie downloads. I used sticky pads to mount everything up to give more dimension.

Tuesday 2 March 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers #4

This week over on I ♥ ProMarkers, the challenge is a little bit different to the norm. We're being sponsored this week by The Cutting Cafe and were lucky enough to be given various templates for shaped cards. We've all used different shapes, so pop over and see what we came up with.
I used the Apple shaped template and had the perfect image and BP for it.

The backing paper is from Stampin Up, the flower I made myself with a sizzix die and the image was a freebie from Elizabeth Bell a few weeks ago.

Ethereal Forest Designs

Today sees the launch of a new digi image store, Ethereal Forest Designs Why not pop over and take a look at their lovely images and sentiments. There are 27 brand new images and sentiments and more to come in the next few months!
I was lucky enough to be chosen as a member of their DT and I'm really looking forward to working with Darsie and all the other girls. The DT have been making some really lovely cards using these images, why not pop over to the Ethereal Forest blog to see their lovely work. If you leave a comment on the blog, you have the chance to win a download, the winner will be drawn later today.
Here's my card for release day.

I used Marble the Unicorn, coloured with ProMarkers and I added a touch of sparle to the mane and horn. The papers are by My Minds Eye - Laundry Days. I love this image.

Monday 1 March 2010

Die Cut Dreams #37

This weeks challenge over on DCD is to follow a sketch designed by me! I love following sketches with layers and I know alot of people do too.
Here's my sketch.And my card.
The image is called A Tasty Read by Elizabeth Bell and she's coloured with ProMarkers. The colours I used are -
Ivory, Blush,Peach, Soft Peach, Putty, Satin, Mustard, Saffron
Red, Ruby, Warm Grey 1, Cool Grey 1, Cocoa,
Burnt Umber, Meadow Green and Apple.
The backing paper if by My Minds Eye from a stack called Laundry Line.
I used Card Candy to finish off.

WSC on Craftbubble 27th February

This weeks challenge is set by Rosie and she designed a lovely sketch for us to follow and a twist that you have to use a digi image on your project. Sharon at Willow Designs is kindly offering one of her downloads as a prize this week. Why not pop over to Let's Get Stamping on Craftbubble, join our lovely group and join in our weekly challenges.
This week the DT got to use one of Sharons latest downloads, Alfie and the Post Box, it was lovely to work with.
The papers I've used are also from the same download. why not pop over to Willow and treat yourself!
PS don't look at my wonky ribbon....... lmao