Sunday, 26 July 2009

I love Promarkers Challenge 1

This is a brand new challenge which I first saw on Facebook. There is a wonderful sketch to follow which is totally fab so I just had to have a go and to top it off there is a wonderful prize so you would be silly not to enter really eh!!

Here is my card and I had to use one of my brand new Sugar Nellie stamps, I can't wait for more of these, I have two so far and can't wait to get my hands on the others lol, I really need to stop spending money.

The elements I used for my card are:-

White hammered card from The Papermill
Blue Bazzil Bling Card
Image - Sugar Nellie
Image coloured with Promarkers
Paper - Cherry Arte "Tropics - Flower Power"
Sentiment - Crafters Companion

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 18 - Distressing

This week's challenge over at Creative Inspirations is "Distressing". Remember, it doesn't have to be a card, it can be anything you like.

Now distressing is something I have never done before, never even attempted it. I made this card in a bit of a rush, I was late home from work due to problems on the tube so that made me miss my train :o( However I am quite pleased with how it turned out. If you've never tried this before please have a go, it isn't as difficult as you might think.

Please hop on over to the Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog to have a look at this week's prize, I am sure you won't be disappointed and make sure you check out the other design team members cards this week, plenty of inspiration for you there.

The elements I used for my card are:-

Image - The Greetings Farm
Image coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Paper Pizazz "Blue/Brown Dots"
Buttons from stash

I inked the edges of the white base card with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress inks and I inked the brown card with the Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress inks. I also used the Tea Dye distress inks to ink all around the image and even over the top of the image a little to make the colouring look a bit older if you know what I mean.....Promarkers are so vibrant they needed to be toned down a little. I used a make up sponge which I wiped across the ink pad to achieve this effect.

I ripped the Paper Pizazz paper to rough it up a little rather than giving a straight edge to it, I think that gives a good effect.

Hope you like the card. I look forward to seeing all the entries this week, give it a go even if it is a first for you.

Take care.

Joy xx

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Creative Inspirations Challenge 17 - Stitching Real or Faux

This weeks challenge is another easy one, this week we would like to see you include stitching on your creations. Now this can be done by either machine or if you fancy cheating ... by I have lol, I cannot use a sewing machine (I did try) to save my life.

The prize we have for you is a lovely selection of Sparkle Ribbons from our sponsor
Aren't they just gorgeous?!

The elements I used for my card are :-

White Hammered Card - The Papermill
Image - The Greetings Farm
Image coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Tinkering Ink
Flowers - punched
Heart Adhesive Pearls

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Thursday, 9 July 2009


Hi again, just popped on to show you another card I have made. I ordered some more Greetings Farm stamps yesterday and they arrived this morning yay so had to have a play straight away. I am loving this stamp, what a rockstar she is!! I literally just used Papermania light blue and red card and the dark blue card is something I bought from Hobbycraft. The star gems I have had a while and they are also from Hobbycraft. I got good use out of my nesties for this card and the image I coloured with Promarkers but made her glasses sparkly by using Sakura Stardust pens.

Thanks for looking, hope you like the card.

Joy xx

Cards made by my nieces with some help

Hi, I just wanted to show you a couple of cards made by my gorgeous nieces Shannon and Georgia. Shannon is 13 and Georgia is 10. I stamped the images out and they coloured them in themselves using my precious Promarkers. I also helped them out with the sticking etc but I think their colouring is excellent...don't you, especially as it is their first time. They are coming to stay with me again on Friday night and they have asked to make another card so I am going to let them do it all themselves with as little help as possible and I will show you the results.

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 11 - Black, White & one other colour

Yay I have time to enter another challenge and this is a challenge I have never entered before. The brief this week is to use black, white and one other colour and I decided to use this scrummy green. There is also a sketch to follow which is great. Black and white looks great with anything doesn't it so this is a great challenge. You also get to use colours for the skin and hair...that doesn't count. Here is my card and I hope you like it.

The elements I used for my card are:-

Image - The Greetings Farm "Dahlia"

Image coloured with Promarkers

Papers - Papermania - Clare Curd Signature Range "The Big One"

Green card is also Papermania
Prima Flower with Making Memories Crystal Brad

Leaves are punched out of Papermania green card

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Creative Inspirations Challenge 16 - Gems & Pearls

Hello again, it's time for the Creative Inspirations Challenge and this week's them is Gems and Pearls, now we all like a bit of bling don't we, I know I do.

This week Wendy from Louby Loo has kindly donated a $10 gift voucher to spend!!! here's a short paragraph Wendy sent us about Louby Loo:

"Digital Delights is a magical place filled with little digi creations from all walks of life. Check back often to see what is in the works!! I hope you have fun using my images. New Images are being added all the time!! My Design Team & I look forward to visiting with you!!"

Go and have a look at the Design Team cards to give you some inspiration, they are great.

The elements I used for my card are:-

Image - Miss Anya
Image coloured with Promarkers
Hammered white card from The Papermill which I layered onto some purple pearlescent card. I also used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.

I added some Prima flowers with Papermania pearl brads. I also added some gems for the buttons on Miss Anya's jacket and then a couple of pearl adhesive hearts to the top of the card.

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 67 - Stitch in Time

It's been a long time since I had time to enter a challenge but as I am off work this week...yay...I decided to have a go at the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. This week they want to see some kind of stitching on your card whether it be real or faux. I haven't mastered my sewing machine yet so I stuck to the faux stitching option which I am also bad at lol.

Anyhow here is my card, hope you like it.

The elements I used for my card are:-

Image - The Greetings Farm "Annika"

Image coloured with Promarkers.

Papers - Papermania - Clare Curd Signature Range "The Big One".

Papermania Brads.

Flowers were cut out from the Papermania papers as above.

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx