masquerade cbotb

Thursday 29 July 2010

Snow Problem

Great image, I love this large snowman with his warm jacket and lovely buttons.

As is the norm, I have coloured him with my Promarkers and have layered him up with pastel pinks, purples and blues.

I decided to enter him into three challenges :-

Thanks again for looking

Heidi xx


I have used an old and faithful image that I then coloured with my promarkers, the backing paper is pearlescent green card that I have had for years and have used a circle stamp and the word sorry from Personal Impressions. I then layered up a couple of colour co-ordinated flowers to finish.

I used the sketch from the current Sketch and Stash challenge #40, which I have duly entered.

Thanks for looking

Heidi xx

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Good Luck Bear

Hallo Again, I seem to have saved all these posts up for one day. The children are all busy, nice day and they are playing in the garden, yippee the computer is free for a minute.

This is my good luck bear card, made using one of my fave stamps with a mulberry flower behind on small square card. Coloured of course with my Promarkers.

I have entered this into the Just Cute Bears Challenge #27 - Bear Necessities

thanks for looking

Heidi x

Froggy Prince

As you have probably guessed this is my adaptation of the Frog Princess and her golden ball Fairy Tale. I have made this using a very old stamp from my Create It set, and have coloured it in with my Promarkers.

I am entering it into The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #93 - FairyTales


The Friday Sketchers Challenge #112 - using an upside down version of their sketch.

My Daughter Tisha had a go at making a card with the same stamped image, and i LOVE it.(see below)

Thanks for looking

Heidi xx

overdid the bubbly

See I said it would only be a moment or two.
I decided as we have no lock on our bathroom door (still have young children that do the 'locks stuck again mummy' bit), that I would make a hanger for the door. They will probably not notice it, but one has to try!!
I have used DCWV stickers, coredinations card and a penny black stamped image.
This is my third and final entry into the PennyBlack @ Allsorts Monthly Challenge which ends in 2 days.
Thanks for looking

Heidi xx

P.S. Overdid the bubbly refers to the fact that I forgot to turn the images before posting!!??

New Home Hedgy

This is just a quicky for my friend who has finally moved into her new/very old home. She loves hedgies, so there was no contest had to use a penny black image, again with the squiggle stamps backdrop(so so useful). Overexposed the image a bit so it all looks a little pale, never mind hedgies just so cute!

Have entered it into the Penny Black @ Allsorts monthly challenge which only has a couple of days left to run, you can enter up to three times so will post one more in a moment or two.

Thanks for looking

Heidi x

Thursday 22 July 2010

Tartan Christmas Wishes

Hi there, back a bit earlier than expected. Lots of washing etc etc. Have been getting into the Christmas spirit (non alcoholic I might add) and the kids and I have been sticking and gluing our Christmas offerings. Here is one of mine that I am going to enter in a couple of challenges.

I have used some lovely blue papers, papermania mosaic tiles, hand drawn holly & berries, some pretty little blue buttons and of course a wonderful forever friends bear, coloured with my promarkers.

I have decided to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Friday Sketchers Challenge #111
Just Cute Bears Challenge 26 - Christmas in July
Thanks for looking
Heidi x

Friday 9 July 2010

Donkey Meadows

I have made this card to send to michelle, to send her our bestest wishes, and to let her know that many, many people are thinking of her.
The background Stamp which makes my flower meadow is available from Squiggle Stamps and is coloured in with promarkers as is the donkey.

I have entered it into the Spoonful of Sugar "Kickin' it for Michelle" Challenge
Sending Donkey Smiles.

Thanks for looking
Heidi x

P.S. Am away now for a couple of weeks camping so will have to cope with the crafting withdrawal symptoms.

Thursday 8 July 2010

A new Porpoise for life

I have had great fun with creating a scene, especially as I love a bit of theatre.
Papermania Aqua capsule collection papers have been shaped like waves and I used an old stamp (can't remember where I got this one from, but it is one of a set of sea creatures)
I coloured the dolphins / porpoises with my promarkers and also the rocks that my decoupage mermaid is sitting upon. she is from the "Dreamtide " Series by Christine Haworth Design.
The wee metal charms are Scrapbook Basics.

I am entering this card into the Allsorts Challenge #59 - Create a scene
and also
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #90 - water theme.

Thanks for looking
Heidi x

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Classic Christening Bear

I have made this cute card for a christening that is coming up soon, so as I have decoupaged it I have decided to enter it into the Just Cute Bears Challenge #24 which has a decoupage theme this week.

I have used various papers and have reused a gorgeous ribbon from some lavender bubble bath that I received back in March this year. It was just too nice to throw out!

Enjoy and thanks for looking
Heidi x

Summer love bird

This pretty little love bird, from Squiggle Stamps, just had to be centre stage, I have used sunshine papers from papermania (again, seem to be hooked on the gorgeous summery colours). I matched in the colours on the butterflies and coloured the bird and the flower train that crosses the middle with coordinating promarkers. I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers challenge, very challenging.

I have decided to enter this card into
Squiggle Stamps July Prize challenge
and also
the Friday Sketchers Challenge #109

Thanks for looking
Heidi x

Pastel Stripes

Hi me again, love this image with the girly and the bumbleybee. Stripes galore, have used pretty papermania paper from the henbury range and the lovely dark purple sticky backed flowers have small embellishments stuck onto contrast with them.

Really enjoyed making this card and decided to enter it into the
I love promarkers challenge 21 - stripes, as I coloured the image in with my promarkers.

Thanks for looking
Heidi x

Monday 5 July 2010

Passion for butterflies

Highly contagious this desire to upload your cards, so here is another one.
I have used a SeeDees Botanical image coloured with my promarkers, a beautiful lace butterfly from the papermania people and have embossed another butterfly onto coredinations card , which I then sandpapered over to bring out the paler colour (this was a first for me as I had not used this type of technique before)

I am entering this card into two challenges. These are :-
Passion for promarkers week 58 - think of a number
Colour create Challenge 48 - Baby pink, Peach and Black colours

thanks for looking
Heidi x

Saturday 3 July 2010

Birthday Chicks

I've used the sketch image from sketch and stash #38, some DCVW spring pink printed ribbon (from my stash), and the wee mouse from Anitas Stamps 2002. This image (Sarah Kay) is so cute with the little chicks. The paper flowers are my newest aquisition there were 24 in the pack and I only have three left to play with. oops!

The card at the top is by my daughter Evie (7) who decided she would like her card entered into the 'Animal Crackers' Challenge, see below.

I am entering this card into
Sketch and Stash #38
Stamp with Fun Challenge 65
A Spoonful of Sugar 'Animal Crackers ' Challenge 110

Thanks for looking x

Summer Fun

This card was inspired by this wonderful Penny Black image, encapsulating the fun of a summer in our garden.
I have used the Sunshine papers from Papermania capsule collection, mosaic tiles and pretty brads to finish off the image and flowers.
I am entering this card into the PennyBlack @ Allsorts 'A burst of Summer Colour' challenge.

Thanks for looking x

Thursday 1 July 2010

Strawbs & Cream

Back again, smitten with the bug, with one of my fave foods. Made using a Sarah Kay image coloured with Promarkers, dotty ribbons and Papermania paper. Hand drawn strawberries to finish.
Iam entering this card into the following challenges:-
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #89 - Strawberries and Cream
Thanks for looking x