Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Feeling Floral!

I made this card for a Forum friend. The image is by Pink Petticoat and was free in a magzine recently - I copied it onto some card so that I could use my Promarkers to colour it. The shape of the card is from template included in the same magazine. I used a strip of torn pink paper to add some detail to the background and punched a border (Martha Stewart) on the light pink mat just to add some interest. I recently bought loads of paper roses from QVC and you will find these appearing on quite a few cards over the next few weeks. I love the dimensionn of them.

Monday, 11 April 2011

I Love Promarkers Easter Challenge

I was really pleased with my colouring on this image - for once I got the bears just how I wanted them! I'm entering this in the I Love Promarkers challenge (number 60). The image and papers are from the Forever Friends spring range, the sparkly buttons were a bargain 29p find at Hobbycraft and the Easter banner is something I've had in my stash forever!

New Home Card

I made this new home card for a work colleague. The image and sentiment are by Pink Petticoat and were included in a magazine recently. I copied it onto Stampin Up Whisper White card so that I could use Promarkers. The background card is actually beige in colour (I must get some photography lessons). The begie dotty paper is from a very old Papermania collection and the flowers are Hero Arts from my stash.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

A second Bamboo card

This is the 2nd card I made using the same Pyrimage topper from the Simba and Bamboo Kanban kit. I used a bright pink pearlised card blank that I've had forever (!) and used the negative of the larger sized topper (used on the previous card) to make the holographic mat for the background the same shape (I'm sure there must be a nestie in this shape but it was quicker to just draw around a template). I punched the little flowers out from the card around the topper sheet and added dots of liquid pearls for the centres. A simple ribbon knot finished it off nicely.
Here's a quick photo of the 2 cards side by side - I think this is the most I've ever used one topper sheet before and considering the whole set cost just £5 I think I'm going to get some excellent value out of it!

Bamboo the Panda

I picked up this QVC Sima and Bamboo Kanban kit for just £5 at a craft show recently - what a bargain! I love the panda (the other character, Simba is a lion). The card blank here was made from a sheet of A4 card included in the kit, the only additions to the kit were some little flat back pearls. I used only one additional layer for this card and stretched the kit further by making another card using the other layers - I'll pop a picture up of the other one so you can see.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Faye Whittaker At the Seaside

This card uses a free chipboard embellishment from a magazine. I love these type of images and intend to purchase some decoupage and stamps (available from Joanna Sheen crafts). The blue and yellow papers were the obvious colour choices and compliment the image well. Perfect for a sunny day

Friday, 8 April 2011

Male Birthday

A quick Forever Friends card from the children to my brother in law using paper and toppers from the Forever Friends Good Life Retro collection