Category Archives: Promarkers, Letraset

DT: CHNC: reindeer

Hazel chose the theme of reindeer for this week’s CHNC challenge and I was very torn on which reindeer to use for my card as I have so many different stamps to use. In the end I went very different and chose a modern and non traditional image and colour scheme.

Never seen a pink reindeer before… but hey why not? I think she looks fun, especially as with the wink of Stella on top she is all sparkly!

The reindeer and sentiment are both Woodware stamps and I added sequins to the paper to finish off the card.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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DT: CHNC: snowflakes

Hazel set us the challenge of using snowflakes for the CHNC blog this week. So I chose snowflake paper, and added more snowflakes to it using stamps and white embossing powder.

I then added the main image of a Digital stamp I coloured using promarkers onto a band of darker green, with the sentiment and some sequins!

Love the little penguin. So cute.

So definitely went for a few snowflakes for this one!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Shaving foam postcard

This month I had fun with shaving foam to create a background for my postcard for the UK stampers forum swap.I chose this red and pink print I made using alcohol ink and the shaving foam. Then I stamped the Gorjuss Girl on to it.

I then paper pieced the girl onto separate card and glued it onto the card.

Next I added the edge stamping and the sentiment. Then I thought it needed sealing so it could go through the post. So I added three layers of clear embossing. Then mounted it onto navy cardstock.Love how this looks.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog: nail polish technique

So this fortnight the challenge is nail polish technique. Now this was new to me but great fun!

I started with shaving foam in an old canvas and then dropped in some nail varnish, one of which is shimmery. Then I pulled some prints…Love the marbled and random effects…I decided to use the prints as a background and to paper piece a Gorjuss girl.I coloured her with promarkers and chose promarkers to edge the panels too.Love the shimmer in the nail polish paper. So cool!

Finished off with some card candi, some gifted die cuts and a butterfly and some Tranquil Tide cardstock.Still got some prints left to play with on another day, so will no doubt share what I do with them when I get round to using them!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: Use a bear

So many DT contributions today… and the CHNC one is to use a bear on my Christmas card… so of course I had to use this polar bear from the Creative Stamping magazine set. I do love this bear.

I chose a Winter Frost paper background and then used my promarkers to colour the bear. I hope you get a sense of dimension with the shading I used.

I also added a strip of white with the sentiment and a strip of Tranquil Tide to mount it and give the bear something to sit on.

I added sequins and then some glossy accents to the bears nose and eyes for dimension and shine.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog: shrink plastic

I’ve been using shrink plastic in my twinchies and coins a lot recently and so when I saw this was the challenge for Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog I was happy… and then puzzled on how I would incorporate shrink into the card.

I decided on the art deco stamps…I stamped, cut out and coloured the rose image and then shrank them (original size on the left before shrinking).Then I set about making the rest of the card.I made this panel and coloured it with promarkers. I mounted it onto cardstock with a doily to soften the harsh lines.Then I added glossy accents on the flowers and the shrink plastic flowers on the top. I also used the shrink plastic for the sentiment.Love this.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: include a bell or two

So when I saw that the challenge at CHNC Christmas blog was use a bell or two I knew I needed to use this stamp from Woodware. I then decided to do paper piecing to fill it in and make a fun modern card.I used some American Crafts papers and stamped the big words a few times… and then went to town cutting out!I added some shading using promarkers and then some snow for the dot on the i!I added the other stamped sentiment from the set as a strip which I edged with the grey promarkers.Then on the inside I paper pieced two of the bell images as a finishing touch!Happy crafting!Catherine