Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Remember this Dad?

Hi crafters,
I've got a card to show you today that tells a story lol.
When my sister and I went away on holiday in our late teens, my Dad decided to varnish the louvre doors on our wardrobes. However,  he didn't think to empty the wardrobes first so all our clothes inside had a stripe of varnish on all the sleeves- aaargghh. We were absolutely horrified as most of our clothes were ruined! So when I saw this LOTV stamp, I knew what I had to do for his birthday card.
I coloured the image with my promarkers,  cut around it and placed it on the wardrobe doors. I used glossy accent on the brush and on top of the doors to represent the varnish and embossed the background to make it look  wallpaper on the bedroom walls!
 He laughed out loud when he saw the card but couldn't believe that we were still thinking about it so many years later. I don't think we'll ever forget it!!
I'd like to enter my card in this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers which is ' one for the boys/men'.
Thanks for looking,
Karen xx

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Wine and dangly earrings!

Hi bloggers,
I'm here with a retirement card I was asked to make for someone who likes a glass of wine and dangly earrings!  They also wanted a pair of earrings on the card! Well,  I thought for ages how I could make the earrings part of the card without looking as though I'd just stuck them on!  Then I thought of this digi image of Alyssa relaxing, she has a glass of wine and I put the earrings in a bag, as though it was part of the pampering in the bathroom.  Do you think I got away with that?  I couldn't think what else to do lol!
I coloured the image with my promarkers,  paper pieced the bath and added glossy accents to the wine glass and bottle. Some stickles on the bubbles and pearls here and there finished off the card.  I hope she likes it anyway.
I'd like to enter my card in the ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk challenge which is 'Digi does it'.
Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon hopefully!!
Hugs, Karen xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

New Sketch at last!!

Hi crafters,
I've got an easel card to show you and I've used a new sketch, yeah! It's another layout from a card we made at my workshop and I've embossed all the layers with various embossing folders. I coloured the Magnolia  stamp with my promarkers and added a bit of stickles, I added some WOC flowers and I added the baby boy wording from a Sissix die I've never used! I'll definitely be using it again though!
It's hard to take a good photo of an easel card so here's a sideview of my card!

Some ribbon and pearls finished off the card and I made a box with the baby's name on the bunting!
I'd like to enter my card in the 'Anything goes' challenge at    Crafting from the heart and My Time to Craft,  which is 'No designer papers.
Thanks for  looking and I'll be back with a retirement card soon,
Hugs, Karen xx