Tuesday 20 August 2013

Passion For Promarkers DT

My My how the weeks pass so quickly, it'll soon be Xmas! Time for another challenge at Passion for Promarkers, this week chosen by our fabulous D-Teamie, Nat, who wants to see cards using your favourite colour scheme.


I've gone for lilac, pink & grey, my absolutely totes fave colour combo. This is one of the new Saturated Canary images called Sweater Socks Fairy. She's fab! The papers are Prima - Fairy Belle.

I have been asked how I create the shadow around the figure. Basically I use the 5 (not 50!) shades of grey, either Cool, Warm or in this case, Ice. I use the darker shades dotted closer to the image & work out. Adding more dots where I want the shadow to look darker. I also used paler shades of pink & lilac all through.  I went over all the shadow with Antique White which has the effect of blending the colours & lightning the areas I felt were too dark. I always feel it's mandatory when colouring fairies, it's mandatory to add sparkle. In this instance I added it to the shadow for a change & I love the way it looks. 

I hope you'll join us at Passion For Promarkers this week, where we are sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique. Our lucky winner will win 6 digi images.

DigiStamp Boutique logo

I am also entering this at the Saturated Canary Challenge where their theme is Winged Things.

At Totally Gorjuss they want to see cards with dies or punches. I used dies to cut the fishtail banners & the corner flourish.

My layout is based on the fab sketch at Crafting Life's Pieces.

So there you go. That's it from me. Hope this finds everyone out there happy & well & that you are all surviving the summer hols! My boys are doing tennis club this week. So long may this fine weather continue. Sadly I don't think I've got the next Murray brothers on my hands, but as long as they have fun it's all good. Apart from the fact I have to work :~(

Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Divas By Design - Xmas in August

Good Morning Happy Crafters! The Divas are back with another fab challenge for you. I've been noticing more & more Xmas cards out there already. But if you haven't made any yet & needed an excuse to get started here you go, our theme is 


This little LOTV cutie is called Moonlight Wishes. I'm ashamed to say she never saw ink last Xmas, but I'm setting that right now. I went for a rather non-traditional colour scheme, using Fancy Pants - St Nick papers. She coloured with Distress Inks & the sentiment is LOTV too. The bauble banner die is by Whimsy & I used the snowflakes from the centres dotted around the card.

So I hope you'll join us this week at Divas By Design & getting cracking with those Chrissie cards. Our prize this week is a surprise gift. Sounds intriguing!!

I am entering this at Lili's Little Fairies where their challenge is also Xmas in August.

At Papertake Weekly the theme is 'Occasion - ally'. My occasion is Xmas.

At Bearly Mine Challenges, Anything Goes.

And at Cute Card Thursday the theme is die-ing to punch. I used the Whimsy decoration banner die.

That's all from me for now. Thanks so much for looking.

Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Passion For Promarkers DT

Good morning! How quickly the weeks are passing & it's time for another fab challenge at Passion For Promarkers. This week it was Queen of CAS, Jen's turn to choose our theme. Guess what she chose? 


This little cutie is by Stampendous. The little snowflakes were a happy accident. I practiced stamping the sentiment several times but of course  made a mistake stamping it on my card,so I used the snowflakes from a Martha Stewart border punch to cover it up. They turned out to be my favourite part.

I very, very rarely do CAS, but I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. It was so quick to make, compared to the usual umming & aaahing I usually do when I try & decide which bit to put where. 

Go check out the wonderful creations of my fellow D-Teamies on the Passion For Promarkers website. We are sponsored by the lovely people at Letraset this week, who are offering our lucky winner a six pack of Flexmarkers.

I would like to enter this at Cute Card Thursday, where this week, 'Anything Goes'.

So that's all from me for now. Hope you're having a great week. Thanks so much for looking.

Big Hugs,
Andie xx