Thursday, 27 June 2013

Home Sweet Home

Great fun playing with my Lawn Cuts & woodgrain embossing folder. Lots of dimension, promarkers and distress inks. Hopefully I'll have more time to play with these stamps and the Spring/Summer promarker colours in the near future!


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

7 or Less

I've been intrigued with Marie's 7 or Less Cardmaking Challenge. I usually use lots of Promarkers, glossy accents and glitter glue, so 7 or less items seemed a little impossible. I used Sketch Saturday #254 for the layout. I've improvised a speech bubble from Paisley die cut (solid shape) and stamped with distress stain on Island Lagoon Promarker solid background. If I hadn't been limited, I would have heat embossed the sentiment.

7 or Less Challenge #4 Optional Theme: Solid Shapes
Sketch Saturday #264: Your Favourite Sketch since Jen Started (#254)

Hope I make Marie's deadline, I've left this post until the last minute!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Mo Baby!

Dimension is what makes an easel card tick, so perfect for Lawnscaping Challenge #60. I used lots of layers raised up on foam dots for my central image and my easel stopper/main sentiment. Lawn Fawn's Quinn's ABC dies were also essential kit! I love colouring these, and now with the dies they're so easy to cut out and the foam dots fit perfectly.
I've been admiring this Mo image for ages, so with a christening reminder to be made, I had to get it! I also gave some of the new bright Spring/Summer Promarker colours a whirl.

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #173: Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge #60: Dimension
Mo's Challenge Blog #190: Bright Colours


Stamps: Mo Manning Baby Girl, Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs, Quinn's ABCs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Punches etc: Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs- Lawn Cuts, Label Die
Paper: White & silver card from stash, Dovecraft Back to Basics III
Colouring: Promarkers

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Frog Prince

A fun birthday card for a little prince! I love how the googly eyes change the frog's expression.
The girls at Lawnscaping Challenge Blog have set the task of colouring, oh such a chore ;) I enjoyed this so much I've used two media: I've coloured the frog using promarkers & the lily pad with distress inks. My lily was constructed using different sizes of daisy punches for the petals & stamen, then coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks & glittered. The heart die cut was folded in half, drenched in lots of green distress inks, shaped & raised on pop dots. I followed an old Sketch Saturdays sketch #251. It reminds me of a pond & there is a lovely royal banner that is perfect for Casual Fridays Challenge #104.  I love these two Lawn Fawn patterned papers (Bright Side collection) used together & all hidden flowers on a masculine card.

Casual Fridays Challenge CFC#104: Banners and/or Flags
Lawncsaping Challenge #59: Colouring
Simon Says Stamp: Masculine/Father's Day


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade
Paper: White card from stash, Lawn Fawn Bright Side Petite Paper Pack
Highlights: Stickles, googly eyes
Dies, et al: Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls, Xcut Heart dies, Daisy punches
Colouring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Distress inks

Hope you've enjoyed your visit!