If some of you see links on this page (usually double underlined ones) which take you to advertisements - rather than to other blogs or different parts of this blog which I have set up - please don't think they have anything to do with me - somehow they appear without me knowing why and they are nothing to do with me. Sorry!
This is an image I have had stamped in my bits box for some time. As I have been tidying up my craft room I thought I had better start to use up some of the items I had already started.
I saw that the Promarkers challenge this weekend was for a card using gingham so thought I'd enter this card.
It's a very simple card This is what I used.
Moss and Marsh Green Promarkers for the leaves.
I used the new fine tip to enhance the veins on the leaves and found they worked very well for this task.
The flowers were coloured with Gold and Apricot Promarkers with
Burnt Sienna and Apricot for the centres.
The image is backed, first onto a piece of green gingham card and then with a flower border square made with a Martha Stewart round the page punch - a small green gingham bow from my stash was added in the corner - and that's it.
Sorry but I can't remember where the stamp came from - if anyone recognises it I'd love to know!
I love sunflowers, they are one of my favourite flowers and I remember growing them when I was a little girl. They seemed to be enormous then but I don't expect they were - it was me who was smaller back then .............
in every way. lol
I live near Southampton with my wonderful husband Franco and our family of cats - five now.
I am retired from a long career in teaching and teacher training and now work a couple of days with my daughter in her childminding business.
I started crafting as a child and have enjoyed many different forms of crafting but got into papercrafting when I made some scrapbooks for my children in order to preserve old family photographs. I then started making cards which I sell for the U.K. Registered charity of which I am a trustee. We raise funds for the building and running of a secondary school for the Maasai in Tanzania.
I love using different techniques when making my cards and admit to being addicted to my Cricut machines and also to stamping. I hope you enjoy looking at my blog and I'd love it if you left me a comment.
No offence intended - but I just don't have time to participate in blog awards.
I love promarkers
I was in the Top Five Passionista
Please click the picture above to see the website of Serian UK. which is a Registered UK Charity which is helping to build and maintain a school in Tanzania. All the proceeds from the sale of my cards are donated to this charity.
These four kittens belong to my little cat Badger. They are 18 days old in this picture. They were born in May 2010 so are much bigger now of course. One lives with me, one with my daughter, another with my grandaughters and the fourth with a family friend.
Thank you for respecting my copyright. All images and
words on this site are digitally copyrighted.
I would be very flattered if you liked my designs enough to want to replicate them and am very happy for you to do so for your own use to give to family and friends but please do not claim them as your own, use them for making cards which will be sold or submitted to magazines or other publications or entered into any competitions.