Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Spring Is In The Air

I love Spring and to me it's the best time of year, I've noticed Crocus are starting to bloom giving a beautiful splash of colour, which makes me feel all warm and happy inside.  Having said this I've been  off colour all week so I've not had the energy to do very much this week and that includes crafting. 

I made the card above for the I ♥ Promarkers challenge, and theme is Stitching real or faux and of course the use of Promarkers, our sponsor is Digi Doodle Shops Best and for my card I chose this sweet  image as it had a lovely Spring/Summer feel to it.  I actually blew the dust off my sewing machine and stitched the background strip with pink cotton choosing a leaf type stitching to compliment the die cut leaves, flowers and a mix of designer papers to complete the card.

Before I forget I have a small blog candy giveaway just scroll down to my previous post and leave a comment I'll draw a winner on Friday.

Thank you for stopping by I really appreciate your comments
Kathleen x

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Saturdays Child

Saturday's here and what better way to celebrate than using this fabulous image from Mo Manning  appropriately named Saturdays Child,  I've used Promarkers to colour the image and added a little bit of organic raffia seemed to suit the image.

I've also had a little sort out and came across two Crafters Companion Ink Pads as I only need one I'm putting the extra one on this post as a giveaway.  If you would like the chance to win just leave a comment on this post.  No need to become a follower I will draw a winner next Friday. I'll post world wide so everyone is welcome.

Kathleen x

I will enter this card into the following challenge

Friday, 18 February 2011

Mo's Savannah on Easter

Just a quick post I was browsing the challenges this morning and decided to have a go at Mo's Challenge which is a sketch by Cathy, I was just in the right frame of mind to have a couple hours of colouring and chose this image called Savannah on Easter, not that I had any thoughts of creating an Easter card, I just loved the image and had the urge to colour her with Promarkers, I've also added glitter to the edge of the petticoat but as always happens the camera has not picked this up.  The backing papers are a mixed bunch of off cuts from other projects the daisies on the bottom edge of the image are paper punched and the heart is a Mariannes die, a few flowers completed the card.

Hope you like
Kathleen x

I am entering this card into

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Pretty Sitting Tilda

First I would like to thank everyone who entered the first I ♥ Promarkes Birthday Blog Hop and for all your lovely comments.  I used the random generator thingy and the winner of my gift is....Drum roll............

Denise - The Crafty Den

Congratulations Denise if you could contact me with your details I'll get the goodies in the post, you can reach me at this email address

Now onto my card for the latest I ♥ promarker Challenge and the theme for this week is Paper Piecing and our sponsor  is Die Cut Dreams.  Remember we need to see Promarkers being used to be eligible for the prize draw.

It seems ages since I last did a Tilda card and to be honest I bought this little beauty at the NEC last November and had completely forgotten I had her  (how sad is that), I've coloured her with Promarkers and the potted plant is an Hanglar Stanglar stamp which I bought sometime ago and it too is having its debut with Tilda, I've paper pieced the plant pot with some scrap DP, the flowers again are coloured with Promarkers.  The lacy cloth is cut from a paper doily, the flowers are from Wild Orchid and the backing papers are from the V&A Hanoverian collection.  Lol just lately all my cards seem to tilt to oneside I must get an arm prop when I'm taking the photo's.  Oh yes nearly forgot I used the word processor for the text on the plant tag and cut this freehand.

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments
Kathleen x

I will enter this card into the following challenge
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Pastels
Moving Along With The Times - Photo Inspiration


Monday, 14 February 2011

Promarker Blending Demonstration

I thought it was time to have a play with the camcorder and create a demonstration on how I coloured this little Hanglar Stanglar image.
I make no apologies for the times I say 'Ivory' or for my peculiar Yorkshire/Midlands accent, I do however apologise for the grainy video's which I had to compress loosing quite a lot of picture quality.  I've divided the demonstration into three parts.  The jacket and hat are featured first followed by the skirt scarf etc finishing with skin tones and hair.
Part #1

Part #2
Part #3

I hope you enjoyed my demonstration

Kathleen x

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Birthday Blog Hop

This week over on I ♥ ProMarkers, we’re having a Blog Hop to celebrate our 1st Birthday which will also be our weekly challenge. I hope you will all join us in our first ever Blog Hop, with a Birthday themed card and don't forget we need to see Promarkers being used on your project
We’ve got prizes from Whiff of Joy and Letraset for the lucky winner and also, all the DT girls have a little prize to give to someone leaving a comment on their blogs. The Blog Hop will end at 6 pm on Tuesday 1st February and the winners will be placed on the challenge blog, along with our next challenge, on Wednesday 2nd February.

For the Birthday Blog Hop I decided to make this card with one of the very popular digital stamp from Sugar Nelli, I've coloured her with promarkers and completed the card with flowers and a simple birthday sentiment.  Now on to my prize for the Birthday Blog Hop which is:-

                                       15 Colour Box Ink Pads plus a small wad of square doilies
                                      Plus 3 packs of Japanese papers, mulberry leaves and roses

For a chance to win, just leave me a comment and complete the hop around the DT blogs.
Here’s the sequence of DT blog, you need to hop around them in this order and leave your comment on each one.

                Then go back to I ♥ ProMarkers and leave a picture of your project with Mr Linky.

                                    Good Luck and thank you for stopping by Kathleen x

I've entered this card into the following challenges
Cupcake #128 - Seeing Red
Whoopsi Daisy - Give Us Your Heart
Polka Doodles #5 - With Hearts
My time To Craft - Hearts and Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Have a Heart

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Sweet Hanglar Card

We have a really easy challenge for you this week at I ♥ Promarkers  Anything Goes but don't forget we need to see Promarkers being used on your project, there is a fab prize for the winner from our sponsor this week  Joanna Sheen.
For my card I've used an Hanglar Stanglar stamp which is one of an ever increasing collection, I really must say no when it comes to buying them as they are so flippin expensive.  I've used Promarkers to colour the image with a simple trio of hearts cut from designer paper and decorated with laser cuts and stamped sentiments.

Hope you like and thank you for stopping by

Kathleen x
I will enter this card into the following challenges