Sunday, November 22, 2009


My niece Erin turned 12 today.  She really enjoys paper crafting so I had fun making her birthday card as I knew she would enjoy the card.  I also got her a card making starter pack as a pressie as I know it is something she likes to do.....she always makes me cute little cards or notes.

I picked the Little Miss Attitude Gorjuss Girl stamp as the image as this is just sooooo Erin!!!  I coloured the image in using promarkers.  Was at a card making class over the weekend with South East Crafters and LOVED the card layout we used, so I decided to use this as the layout for my card.  I picked some gorgeous papers from the MME Bloom Grow 6x6 pad, I double mounted the image and the papers on some orange Bazzil cardstock.  I finished the card off with some orange ribbon, some little butterflys and some green gems.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009


Most of our family seems to be born around the end of the year!!!!!  From the start of November till just before Christmas it feels like there is a birthday every week!!!  Not that I am complaining as it gives me an excuse to make cards!!

This card is for my niece who turned 8 this week.  I am a big fan of the Manga stamps from Funky Kits and this Manga Girl reminded me of my niece.  I coloured the stamp in using my promarkers, I used Cinamon for the hair, blush for the skin tones, cool aqua and rose pink for the clothes and slate for the shoes.  I cut the image out using my oval nesties and shaded around the image using pastels.  I used some gorgeous papermania papers from my stash and finished the card off with some gems and ribbon!!

Friday, November 13, 2009


A friend asked me to make a card for her daughter, she wanted something bright and after going through some of my stamped images she picked the above Gorjuss girl!!  These are some of my favourite stamps at the moment so I was quite happy to play around with my promarkers til something looked right.  She picked the Pink Paislee paper which made colour choices a bit orange it was.  I coloured the image in then misted some maya road mist over some corrugated card, I added some orange ribbon and buttons and the card was done!!!

PfP Week 25 - Sketch

This weeks challenge on Passion for Promarkers blog was a sketch challenge, so as I needed to make a birthday card for a friend I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone and do the card with the challenge in mind!!

I used one of my gorjuss girl stamps and as the challenge was any colour I used my favourite colours (purples with a splash of pink)!!!  I mounted the image on some purple shimmer card stock and added some pink gems.  Found some fab paper in my stash for the backing and added a bit of purple ric rac and a sentiment and the card was done!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Been busy making a birthday card for my SIL's birthday next weekend.  Wasn't sure what type of card I wanted to make, so I stamped a couple of images and played with my promarkers (still trying to get the hang of shading).  I really liked the way this Tilda image came out, tis really girlie.  I found some GORGEOUS Basic Grey papers in my stash from the Sugared collection I think and teamed them up with a really deep pink bazzil cardstock.  Added some gems , some fab green ribbon and buttons and the card was finished!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Winter House

I just LOVE this cuttlebug embossing folder, it is magical!!!  I ordered it the other week from Oh My Crafts and when it arrived I just HAD to use it.  Tis one of those folders that really doesn't need to much else.  I embossed it on black card stock as a friend of mine Laura recommended and used stickles to highlight the snowflakes, I mounted it on silver card stock and then onto a white card and added some punched out snoflakes and some jems to finish it off.  I think it is very effective (alas the photo isn't great!!!)

Tali's Birthday

Tis Tali's birthday this weekend and I had been undecided about what type of card I would make him until i saw the cute 'Mouse with a cake' image on one of Dianne's cards.  This gorgeous Stampavie stamp had to be mine, so I toodled off to Cardz n Scrapz and bought the little fella.  I coloured him in with promarkers and double mounted him on some glitter card stock.  I used some simple backing papers and some string and a button to finish off the card.

Isn't he just the cutest????

Penny Black Challenge 73

This weeks challenge was White on White, definately not an easy one but I was dying to test drive my new hedgie stamp (love these little fellas) so I decided to give it a go.....not having a single piece of patterned paper in the house that was just white I decided that I would just have to emboss some cardstock and see where inspiration lead me!!!

Given that the wee hedgies were singing, I decided to use the music embossing folder, I inked the cardstock with versamark and dusted pearlex over it to make it shimmer.  I coloured my image using promarkers and mounted it on silver card.  I tied some gorgeous white ribbon on the card, added a sentiment and some gems and made another Christmas card for my ever growing stash!!!

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