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Friday, 31 December 2010

I love Promarkers- Challenge #46 "Anything Goes"

I've been feeling very creative today, so heres a second card from me:

I'm entering this card into the I Love Promarkers challenge.
The papers are from Papermainia, the image is Penny Black- coloured with Promarkers of course! and the ribbon is Anita's. Its great to get into some spring colours again!

Well thats it from me for today, I think I'll go and open a bottle of wine!

Thanks for looking!


Crafty Cardmarkers First & Latest or Greatest

Good Evening all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Its hard to believe thats another year gone again already. I had a fantastic Christmas, Santa must have decided I'd been a very good girl, because he bought me nearly everything I asked for and gave me cash to buy the rest!!

With my shiny new Sizzix Big Shot Express I've entered the world of die cutting and embossing and I love it!

So with my new and exciting stash it was time to make another card!

Over at Crafty Cardmakers they are holding a challenge titled: First & Latest or Greatest.
The idea of this challenge is to post a picture of your first ever card and your latest or greatest creation. I dug through my gallery archive and found the first card I ever made:

I was actually quite pleased with this when I produced it back in 2008!

Today I made this:

The papers are from Papermania, the image is Penny Black, coloured with promarkers. The flowers are from wild orchid and the ribbon is Anitas.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 19 December 2010

Love is...

A cute reindeer! Fingers crossed this is the last Christmas Card I will make for 2010! Its not that I don't like making Christmas Cards, its just that I've made so many I'm looking forward to getting back to my usual stash!
I've made this card for a lovely young man I know to send to his Girlfriend. I have completely fell in love with this stamp- Its just so cute! I've coloured it with Promarkers and added white gel pen highlights.

I'm sorry that the photo has come out a little dark, I've run out of daylight! It won't be a problem soon though, as I know Santa has a daylight crafting lamp in his sack for me.... :)
As I've used the sketch again, I'm entering this card into A Gem of a Challenge


Baby Boy's First Christmas

Here is the card I've made for my work friends new Grandson:

 This is another Pink Gem Designs Digi stamp and its adorable! I've coloured him with promarkers and added white gel pen for highlights on his nose and bells.
The papers are from an old Forever Friends Christmas Snow pad and I made the sentiment myself on the computer.

I'm entering this card into the stampin for the weekend challenge #53 of which the theme is 'Christmas'

Stampin for the weekend are looking for new design team members, so I'm putting myself forward for that. I'm itching to be on a Design Team and this one would be perfect for me!

Baby Girl's First Christmas

One of the ladies at work has been blessed with two grandchildren this year, so she asked me earlier in the week if I would make her some 'Baby's First Christmas' Cards. One pink for her Grandaughter and one blue for her Grandson. So here is the Pink one:

The gorgeous image is a Digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs. I've coloured it with Promarkers. The papers are from Daisy and Dandelion's Penelope and Percy collection and the ribbon is Anita's. The Digital stamps from Pink Gem are fantastic, and with the postal delays we've been having, it was really novel to be able to pay for it and use it straight away! My only problem was that my printer decided to go on strike until I bought it a new blue ink cartridge, despite that fact that I only wanted to print in black and white!! The printer won in the end and I had to trek to Tesco and fork out for one.....
 I am entering this card into the Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Letraset Promarker Giveaway!

The lovely people over at Letraset who make the wonderful Promarkers are doing a giveaway to celebrate the launch of their new website!! The challenge rules are simple:

1. Share a Link to this Blog ( and our New Website (, and briefly explain the competiton on your own Blog, Facebook or Twitter.

2. Leave a comment below telling us where you shared the link.

I love Promarkers!!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge

Just time to squeeze another card in for today! I've been meaning to use this stamp for ages and I realised I needed to make a Christmas card for my best friends' mum, who is doggie mad!

 I used papers from the Penelope & Percy range, the stamp is from Penny Black and the sentiment came free with one of the issues of Do Crafts magazine.  The punch used to do the diamonds is from x-cut.

I'm entering this card into the Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge and as I have used the sketch again I am entering it into A Gem of a Challenge too.
 Thats it from me this weekend, after making all these cards its time I wrote and delivered them!!

Take care and thanks for looking

Berni x

A Gem of a Challenge #11

Wow I've been busy this weekend!! I have another card to enter into A Gem of a Challenge! The rules for this challenge are to follow this sketch:

I decided I wanted to make a larger card this time, so I have chosen an 8" x 8" card blank. The image and papers are from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection. The Poinsetta has been made from a template and I added the glitter. I used double sidded tape and two different glitters on the punched strip.


Simply Create Challenge- "Its beginning to look alot like Christmas!"

I came across this challenge whilst reading The Crafty Cuttings of Wiccababe and thought that I would give it a go! The theme for this challenge is "Its beginning to look alot like Christmas" and the rules are: It must contain some sparkle!

So here is my entry:

 Its a keepsake bookatrix, made with mirri board and holographic cardstock. The glitter reindeer came from Hobbycraft along with the snowflakes.

These things take ages to produce and all the cutting is by hand. I've made 5 of these for Christmas to give as 'special' cards.

With this type of card it is soooo difficult to get a good photograph, which I why I've taken two- one in natural light and one in artificial.
The challenge can be found here

I hope you like it!


Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 131

Another weekend and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge! This weeks challenge is titled "The Holly and the Ivy" and here is my entry:

The hedgie is decoupaged and coloured with promarkers. The papers are from Papermania's Henbury Lane collection. I used a holly stamp to make the holly embellishments in the corners. I'm loving working with these papers, they all go together so perfectly and have some lovely designs :)
The challenge can be found here!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

"Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas....!"

I thought I'd better make another card tonight, as I still don't have enough and it's about time I started to give them out! and here it is:

I'm entering this into a few of the challenges I follow as I need to catch up a bit :)

The sketch comes from A Gem of a Challenge. The stamp of the carolling mice is for the theme of 'A Christmas Carol / Song for I Love Promarkers. The whole feel of Christmas and warm colours is for the theme 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' for Penny Black at Allsorts
and Passion for Promarkers asked for 'Anything Goes!'

I do love the cute little mice and will be sad to put them away after Christmas...

Thanks for looking and take care

Berni x

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 130

Woo I'm back! The weather here has been awful, just getting to work and back has been a mission. With Christmas just around the corner I've been so busy buying gifts that I've not had much time to craft!!

But I have found some time, so here is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week, of which the theme is "Stamping on anything other than white card"

I thought this was going to be a hard one until I realised I still needed to make some Christmas candles for gifts and stamping onto a white candle should meet the requirements of the challenge!!

So here it is:

The image is from Penny Blacks "Holly Day Critters" coloured with Promarkers and the ribbon is from Papermania. The candle plate was a bargin at £0.39 from Ikea!

I'm back in the swing of things again now, so watch this space.

Take Care
Berni x