Monday, 12 March 2012

Mad for markers Guest Designer slot

I was invited to be a Guest Designer on Mad for Markers for March, where the topic is 'monochromatic'.

My card is for Easter, although it doesn't have a greeting on the front, the insert says 'Happy Easter'.

The card blank was ready edged with the swirly pattern and I distressed it a bit with dusty concord and chipped sapphire distress inks.

The image is a Papermania Moments of Faith stamp, coloured with the following copics: BV 00, BV 23, BV31, V00, V04, V12, V91,Y11, BG93.





I'm also linking this for the following challenges:

iCopic lover 73: V family
Divas by design 25: favourite things - stamping, colouring with alcohol markers, purple
Totally papercrafts 107: my favourite things - stamping, colouring with alcohol markers, purple
Fashionable stamping 17: bingo - chose this diagonal: flowers, distressing, words
Prairie fairy Fridaays 74: distress it
Gingerloft 35: spring
Paper creations ink 20: spring is in the air
My mum's craft shop 47: spring is springing
2 sisters 82: spring colours
Crazy 4 challenges 127: spring brings new life
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafter's companion March: spring
Stampavie and more 164: spring/Easter
Stempelsonne 58: Easter
Card a day March: Easter
Penny Black and more at Allsorts March: springtime
Robyn's fetish 98: Easter
I brake for challenges 19: I brake for Easter
Let's ink it up 21: show us some flowers
Crafty bloggers network 17: floral
CCEE 1210: flowers, flowers, flowers
Allsorts 145: say it with flowers
The paper shelter 54: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 80
Inspire me Fridays 49
52 cardpick up week 10

Seeing double - positive and negative

City crafter 99 is 'seeing double' using the positive and the negative of a die or punch. I found up a Quickutz die that I haven't used for years (in fact, I have a box of them that haven't been touched for ages) - it produces a circle with the flower cut out, so there is also the inside of the flower to use separately. I used scraps of yellow card to cut the flowers, so it's another chance to play in  Pixie's crafty snippets 11 playground and Hiding in my craftroom 37: super scraps Saturday.  I've used a cream shaped card blank that I sponged with mustard seed distress ink - for Prairie fairy Fridaays 74: distress it. The chick is a sticker from a pound shop.


This is also for:

Little Miss Muffet 30: easel, shaped or step card
Gingerloft 35: spring
Paper creations ink 20: spring is in the air
Deep ocean 20: spring
Tuesday throwdown 88: new life
My mum's craft shop 47: spring is springing
2 sisters 82: spring colours
Crazy 4 challenges 127: spring brings new life
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafter's companion March: spring
Robyn's fetish 98: Easter
Unstampabelles 9: Easter
I brake for challenges 19: I brake for Easter
Crafts and me 74: things with wings
The pixie cottage 111: things with wings
Crafty bloggers network 17: floral
CCEE 1210: flowers, flowers, flowers
Allsorts 145: say it with flowers
The crazy challenge 110: no designer paper
Tanda teaser 192: no designer paper
The paper shelter 54: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 80
Inspire me Fridays 49
52 cardpick up week 10

Suzie's 365 photos day 72: garden

Gosh, day 72 of the year already! And I'm still up to date with Suzie's 365 photos!

Today, Suzie is asking 'what's happening in your garden?' To be honest, the answer is 'not a lot really', although when I really look there are signs of spring. We have a large back garden and because we can't manage to do it we have to pay a gardener, so we had lots of shrubs put in years ago to keep cost down and eliminate weeding as much as possible, so there's lots of green and not much else at the moment, but these are a few patches of interest that I clicked as I walked around in the lovely sunshine this afternoon.

Suzie's day 72: garden: