Sunday, 5 March 2017

Let's craft and create 123: enTWINEd

This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 123: enTWINEd - using twine. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

At the end of 2016 I was asked if I would like to try some chalk markers, free of charge - such a generous offer ... and I said that I would write a review on and also on my blog. It so happened that John was taken ill and ended up in St Thomas hospital in the new year and life has been quite difficult since, with other things happening as well ... so this has been my first opportunity to 'play' with the markers.

You can read all about the Chalkola markers on their website here. You can buy them here and here on Amazon.

I was given a set of premium wet wipe markers and also a set of earthy colors.

I used them to colour on to acetate - I had a 12 x 12 piece of printed 'down by the seaside' acetate by Creative Imaginations for a long time and thought it was about time to use it, cutting it down to fit an 8 x 8 card.

The background with the bunting and the beach huts is a piece of kitchen towel that I carefully ran through my Xyron to stick to the card blank, sticking the acetate on to this and then adding the chipboard pieces and the twine, having used a piece of patterned paper behind the chipboard frame.

This is a lengthy introduction to this card because I wanted to give the information about the markers and to say how grateful I am to have the opportunity to try them - I would thoroughly recommend them - they are easy to apply - best used on non porous surfaces, which is why I chose to colour on to acetate. I did have to be careful to give them enough time to dry. If I had been certain that the acetate was heat proof I would have dried with my heat gun, but I wasn't sure.

Chalkola are offering 20% off their markers, applicable on their website here and on Amazon here and here.with the code 20OFFSTR. I would recommend my readers to take advantage of this generous offer and try them for yourselves - you won't be disappointed.

So here is my card:

This is also for:

We love 2 create 5: anything creative/mixed media goes
Altered eclectrics March: anything goes mixed media or altered art or recycling
Art journal journey March: out and about
Creative artiste 24: anything goes mixed media
Mixed media world 22: anything mixed media goes
Cards und more 9: anything goes with flowers
Open minded 14: flowering in February
When I am inspired 56: openings or negative recess (frame)
Craft rocket 34: no patterned papers
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Colour crazy week 9: anything goes (coloured in)
Love to scrap 95: anything goes (coloured in)
Digistamps4Joy 134: anything goes + twist: add washi tape or bunting
Jo's scrap shack funday 178: anything goes
PDE linky party 162: anything goes
QKR stampede 233: anything goes
Crafting with friends 38: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 182: anything goes
Inspiration destination 123: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes


  1. Beautifu card Hazel!
    Such cheerfulcolours you used.
    I like it.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs Crealientje.

  2. You have done an excellent job of showcasing these markers. The design is fabulous. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Pretty! Great card! Thanks for sharing at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  4. Awesome card Hazel! Love the use of a towel for the background! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  5. Very pretty! Love the color theme and the nautical scheme! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack and LTSCB.

  6. I like your project very much. Thank you for participating at our challenge.

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our Kraftin Kimmie Stamps challenge this week!
    Marilyn DT

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  9. So much detail in such a wee card,lovely. Thanks for playing along at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge.

  10. Wow! Your card turned out so awesome! I love all the details and how you pulled everything together so beautifully! Thank you for joining us at PDE Linky Party!

    Diana ♥
    Leelee Card Designs
    PDE Linky Party Design Team

  11. How very creative! I would never have thought to use a towel in that way! Awesome card & so much detail! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  12. Beautiful card you have made Hazel
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  13. Absolutely glorious use of colour and the chalk markers look fab. Hope all is well with hubby now.Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media, Anything Goes, #24 March Challenge. Good luck! Love Denyse (DT)

  14. Hi this is lovely, thank you for entering into our challenge here at Cards Und More x

  15. Sch a lovely card Hazel! Thank you for sharing it with us at Colour Crazy Challenge blog. Jane DT xx

  16. So pretty card! Great colors!
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

  17. Pretty card.

    Thanks for joining us at I D today

    DT Tracey

  18. Beautiful work on this creation and thanks for joining in our challenge this time, hope to see you again...[aNNie DT Digistamps 4 Joy]

  19. Wonderful and very creative use of your kitchen towel. Looks fabulous. Sorry I am so late with my comment.Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Fun Challenge.
    Hugs Sandy

  20. Wow this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love to Create!
    Claire xx

  21. Great project, Hazel! I love the colors and the composition is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics!
    Chana, DT

  22. Great project! Love the colors you used.Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT


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