Thursday, 30 September 2010

more challenge entries

I made this card last night, the lovely fairy image is by LOTV, and i've coloured her with ProMarkers, I'll need to get myself some more pm's soon as i'm limited with my colours at the mo.
Can I just say that if you decide to cut out around this image too, please note it is extremely fiddly! half way through I wished I hadn't started it lol

The swirly/floral design stamp was bought off ebay ages ago, I don't know the brand, or even if it actually has a brand.
I added some pearls to the flowers in complimenting colours.
The dotty paper is from Dovecrafts 'back to basics' range.

I'd like to enter this card into this weeks challenge at I {heart} ProMarkers, the theme being pearls & swirls.

Fast forward a few hours to this card that I made this morning, I've had this stack of gifts stamp for a few years now and have hardly used it, I found it last night while rummaging through my stamps to find the swirly/floral one for the previous card.
When I saw that this weeks challenge at Charisma Cards was christmas crafting, I decided to ink up this stamp :)

This is a really simple card to make, and I might sit and make a batch of them for some of my crimbo cards this year...time is marching on and it will be here in less than 3 months! :o
I stamped the image and coloured it with ProMarkers,then added SU dazzling diamonds to the blue and red/green boxes and used my glitter gel pen on the other 2 to add a bit of christmas bling :)
You can't tell, but the image is then stuck to the 4" square card blank using foam adhesive. The sentiment is from SU's 'best yet' stamp set.
The tiny poinsettia flower on the top box was made by using my tiny xcut retro flower punch, then trimming the petals to a point, the leaves are just trimmings off the end of a leaf punch. I added a pearl to the centre of the flower to finish.

I'd also like to enter this card into the challenge at The Creative Cottage this week, the theme being 'Bling it on!'
Hope my card is blingy enough, it's hard to capture bling in a photo.

Thanks for looking, have a fab day! xx


  1. fab christmas card, the simple look works so well with this image. Thanks for taking part in the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  2. Hi Jo
    Lovely to see you again, this card is gorgeous, and great swirls too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  3. Wow ... 2 stunners! Love what you've done with the fairy and that swirly stamp ... gorgeous! And the Christmas card is just perfect, dont blame you for thinking about using it for a batch of them. Hugs Jillix

  4. Wow girl you are on a roll at the moment! Another fabby selecyion of cards. You are making so many at the moment i'm begining to think you keep a little team of Oompalumpas in your house to help out!
    Linds x

  5. lovely swirls and that fairy is so pretty,thanks for joining us at I♥ promarkers -Kate

  6. Hi Jo. Love your soft colours. Great image and a great card. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  7. LOL @ Linds :D
    i'd rather have Johnny Depp hidden away in my house than any oompaloompa ;D

    Thank you everyone for your comments xx

  8. both gorgeous Jo!

    I can't believe you cut out that fairy!! you must have so much patience!!
    and it looks perfect!!


  9. Your cards are gorgeous Jo ! Love the little fairy and the flourishes... Just fab ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

  10. Your Christmas card with the pile of boxes is just fab! It is so simple but beautifully coloured and blinged! Just my cup of tea!
    Anice xx

  11. Lovely card, the image is really sweet. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

  12. Fab card, I like your no brand name stamp, a good buy, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  13. Gorgeous cards. I love the swirl stamp with no name, and that LOTV is one of my favourite images from them. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Julie W x

  14. I love your work. thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz

  15. What fabulous work! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage for our bling challenge hugs Rebekah xx
    PS I have magnolia blogg candy if you are interested

  16. Fabulous hun! Loving the bling and glitter.
    Thanks for sharing at The Creative Cottage this week.
    Teri x