Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Forgotten Stash

I had forgotten I'd got these flowers! Amazing what you can find in your stash.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

What have I been doing?

Knitting, just got hooked.  Hats, scraves, bed spread and a cardy have all materialised.  Wow, I love it.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Numerous Neutrals

It is only recently I have started to realise the power of neutral colours when composing the elements for a card.  That is why my rather depleted stash of card and paper is full of what I previously thought of as boring neutrals.  All the pretty colours were used up ages ago.  But now suddenly I get it, using neutrals can be very effective.  I am particularly fond of the Pink Petticoat's colour 'putty', as seen used as the background for this card.  Hope you like it.

Papers: from the Autumn Blossom digikit by Pink Petticoat
Colouring: a mixture of promarkers, sakura gel pens and watercolour pencils
Scalloped card: from Craftwork Cards 

Promarker Challenge: Let there be love

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Lovely Little Lilac

No glitter in sight! Amazing!  Cute characters aren't my thing usually but needs must.  Cards for little girls somehow have to be cute.

Digistamp: (freebie) Hollie by LJ Musings
Papers: from the digikit 'Autumn Blossoms' by Pink Petticoat
Coloured with a mixture of Promarkers, Sakura pens and Derwent watercolours.

Friday, 10 December 2010

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

A quick blog entry as a break from Christmas card production!  Here is one of my creations.  The tree is coloured with promarkers and glitter dusted around the edges.  I added ribbon and a little fringing.  The multi-coloured background is created by blowing some ink around on some gloss card.  I discovered I like the results better if I add the colours separately, letting one dry before adding another colour.

Striped paper:  Ribbon Stripes from a digikit by Pink Petticoat
Christmas tree: 'TALL 'N' SKINNY' POM POM TREES digistamp by Pink Petticoat
Punched border: Fiskars Apron Lace border punch
Ribbons: from stash
Colouring: promarkers - leaf green, lilac, cool grey1
Round embellishments: Chocolate Box Candy by Craftwork Cards
Shaped card: Top Notch card pack by Craftwork Cards

Competitions Entered:
Passion For Promarkers: Week 80 Mega Christmas Challenge
Crafty Pad: 100th Challenge

Monday, 29 November 2010

Beach Huts In December

I know it might seem a little odd living in the northern hemisphere and making a beach hut card in December especially as there is snow falling outside as I type.  But there it is, it just took my fancy.  The image was a freebie by SJ of Little Musings.  Thanks very much SJ.

I made the multi-coloured background after watching something on Create & Craft recently.  I suddenly remembered I had a box of inks that I bought many years ago.  I messed about with them on some glossy white card, something else I've had for years.  I dropped a few different colours on to the card and blew them around through the casing of an old biro and hey presto.

Finally I had another go at printing some digikit paper directly onto card and this time it worked (well almost, I didn't photograph the back of the card!).

This card is a lot more cheerful in reality.  There is sparkly sand and the colours are warmer than viewed here. Nice card, shame about the photography!

Beach hut digi: Little Musings
Stripey background: Pink Petticoat's Ribbon Stripes, putty on white
Ribbon: Hobbycraft
Colouring: Promarkers and Lyra Aquacolors
Glitter: DecoArt Glamour Dust - Crystal stuck on with Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

Gingerloft Challenge:  GL7 Bows
I {heart} Promarkers:  Anything goes with a bit of sparkle if you like
Passion For Promarkers:  Special challenge  - Old & New