Thursday, August 9, 2012

Anything Goes ...

August is "Anything Goes" at Mad for Markers so I decided to upload the card I have just make for a friend for her birthday.  I have used "Dress Up Marci" and the sentiment is from a very cute new set I have just bought by Flourishes.  I can't remember the name of the set but it is absolutely adorable. 

This is a card that I saw somewhere when I was surfing the net and it was described as a variation of the gate fold card.  Pretty simple really but I do like it.  When opened up it looks like this ...

My friend really liked the card and I enjoyed making it.  I think it is very simple (and extremely easy to put together) but effective.  The colours I used on the card are below. 

Thanks for looking at my creation and I hope you have a great and "crafty" day. 


Friday, June 1, 2012

Mad for Markers - Masculine Colours

I am running very late - not even sure if I am on time for this month's challenge, however as it is my nephew's birthday this month I felt this challenge was made for me.  Here is my "Cowboy Luka".  My nephew is very much into Cowboys so I hope he loves this card. 



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Okay, this is a second card I did under the Mad 4 Marers "New Colour Combination" challenge for the month of January. I have again followed my own little challenge of doing a Christmas card and using papers that I already have "stashed" at home. I actually used the same colour combination and papers for this card as I did for the previous card. I really liked these papers and these colours together and whilst it is not technically a "new" combination as I have already used this combination this month I just wanted to post my second attempt.

This time I have coloured in La-La Land - Sunny Christmas Marci and again used the "Trim the Tree" collection from a magazine I had purchased. The ribbon was originally white and I coloured it with my pens to match my card. I have coloured the hair this colour as my neice and nephew have this colour hair and I find myself doing my work to match them.

I know I have said this before however I am going to make a real effort to enter at least one card in the Mad 4 Markers challenges each month. I enjoy looking at everyone else's beautiful creations. You are all so clever!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mad for Markers - New Colour Challenge

This month Mad for Markers monthly challenge is to use a "new colour combination". I have also added my own little challenge to myself for this year and every challenge I am entering I am going to try to do a Christmas card so by the end of the year I will have a start on my cards for Christmas. The second little "extra" challenge I am giving myself is that I am to use papers etc from my stash. For this month I decided to use papers that I got as a free gift with a magazine that I had purchased. I was inspired with the papers from a collection called "Trim the Tree" and they are all purple and green with a Christmas theme. I would not normally put purple and green together for Christmas. I am VERY happy with my Little Elf Mim card and decided to keep the design of it very simple.

Colours Used

I have also decided to keep a little book that I will note all the colours I have used on a project to make it easier if I really like the combination and want to use it again. It is quite hard to see but I have used gold spica pen on the bells on the toes of the shoes as well as the top of the bauble and I have put clear spica over the red berries on the holly leaf as well as the little hair ties. The greeting came with the paper. This is the first time I have coloured this little stamp and I love it. Thanks for looking at my creation.