Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Red and Green...must be seen!

Today, I am back with a card featuring the Penny Black image 'Best Christmas Tree'. I coloured it in earlier this month with my Promarkers and then forgot to add it to my blog and link it to the challenges!

Anyhow, the papers were from the Forever Friends Gift Wrapped collection from a previous year which I matted onto gold holographic cardstock. I felt it needed something extra so I cut the bow image from the packaging and popped it on my card to make it look like a present - as this bow was only printed on thin paper I added Glossy Accents to make it more substantial.

I love this little image and enjoyed colouring her in traditional colours before adding Diamond Stickles as accents and as snow. The Card Candi and the sentiment 'Just for You' is from Craftwork Cards.

I hope you like my card and would like to enter it into the Passion for Promarkers challenge which this month is to 'Add a Sentiment', and the Penny Black Saturday challenge which is 'Christmas'.

Thanks for popping by and I wish you all a really Happy New Year!
Best wishes
Karen x

Monday, 30 December 2013

Jalapeno Mice

Hi All!
Back today with another card I created using a fab House Mouse image coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens. I'm starting to get to grips with these pens that I had for Christmas and really love them - I had such fun colouring this comical image.

 For the mice I used mainly GB10, GB8 and EB 2 for their bodies along with TN2 for the fleshy areas. The jalapeno peppers were coloured with a mix of the DR - red pens. This is my second card for the Spectrum Noir challenge which this month is 'All About Food' - I double checked with the rules and I cannot find any instructions to say that you cannot enter more than once so I hope it is ok.

Anyhow...hope you like my card. The papers are from Forever Friends, the punch is an Xcut one and the sentiment and Candi is from Craftwork Cards.
Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon with more creations!
Karen x

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Z is for Zany!

Morning All!
Over on the ABC Christmas blog the challenge for the next two weeks is 'Z is for Zany' so I decided to join in with my card featuring Mim the little Elf from Mo Manning.

I coloured her in using my Promarkers before cutting her out and layering her up on a scalloped circle mat made with my XL punches. In an effort to use up some of my old stash I dug out some ancient xmas papers and went with a traditional red, gold and green theme, using the verse on one of the papers as my sentiment inside and outside of the card.
I finished off  with Stickles, Card Candi and what seems like a million little gems! LOL! and decorated the inside to match.

Anyway, hope you like it!
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Friday, 27 December 2013

Grrrr..uffies and Food

Hi All!
Two posts in one day! I love my colouring and for Christmas received some packs of Spectrum Noir markers by Crafter's Companion... so whilst I was getting to know them better I decided to colour an image to join in with the Spectrum Noir challenge which this month is 'All About Food'.

I really like the House Mouse and friends images so I picked out one of the Gruffies eating honey (for my food element) and used my packs of brown, yellows, pale hues and warm grey markers to colour the image. I then cut out the image and gave him a bit of dimension using silicone gel.

As I was making the card for a man I decided to keep things fairly simple, but my New Year's resolution in card making is to be more adventurous with my card layouts so I created a circular mat using my Spellbinders dies, and layered this up onto mats of Paper Cellar and Fancy Pants papers that were off set at an angle for interest. The negative of the Spellbinders diecut I used as a frame inside the card giving me an area to stamp - or write- my message.

Finally, I added a sentiment to the front of the card along with Card Candi, Perfect Pearls and Cinnamon Stickles.

Hope you like my card. I loved making it and look forward to creating more cards using my Spectrum Noir markers - I'm already eyeing up the other colours in the range!
Thanks for looking...why not head over to the Spectrum Noir challenge site and join in!
Best wishes
Karen x

One for the Boys

Afternoon All!

Hope you've all had a fantastic Christmas and are not suffering too badly from these awful wind and rain storms we are having!
Today, I'm popping by to join in with the Mo Manning challenge which this week is to choose your most favourite card/challenge from 2013 and re enter it into this new 2 wk challenge.
I have decided to go with the October Challenge which was 'For the Boys'. I used the fab 'Engineer' digi stamp for this one and thoroughly enjoyed colouring him in.

Why not pop over to Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge blog and look at all the other great cards submitted during 2013!
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Snowman Celebrations!

Hi All!
Wow...where has the last six weeks gone? I have been busy cardmaking but somehow my blogging has fell short so now I'll have to remedy that!
Anyhoo, here is a card that I made using images and papers from The Snowman and Snowdog CD from Crafter's Companion.  I decided to use a DL card for a change and punched the images out of the papers using my circle punch to create embellishments.
The border was created using an EK Success punch and I added matching blue and silver ribbon to tie in with the challenge over on the Crafter's Companion blog - which this month is to use ribbons or twine. The little oval sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
I enjoyed using these iconic images so much that I even made a matching tag, adding ribbon and a circle punched image. I didn't want to add flowers or too much bling as I have made these to go with my Grandad's Christmas present - hope he likes them!

Anyway, will be back soon with more of my 'creations' - until then..
Thanks for looking!
Karen x