Well I had yesterday off work to continue my Birthday celebrations (here is Alex blowing out the candles on my birthday cake!) and we had a movie and take away in the evening and I spent a happy day with Alex safely at nursery, not cleaning or cooking, but crafting and playing with my new stamps and promarkers. I have never used promarkers before so this was a new experience for me and I have to say that I found it great fun and very therapeutic.
This was my first ever attempt at promarkers using the Whiff of Joy, Willow with hot chocolate stamp and some K&Co paper. I followed the PTW sketch #43 and this card also fits with the CCC 'happy hour' theme of drinks.
The next attempt at promarkers was Whiff of Joy's Warrior Charlie who I am using as an embellishment on a scrapbook layout (see below for complete layout) so this fits with the CCT 'make your own' theme.
This is the complete layout entitled Bolsover Castle and following this weeks Pencil Lines sketch.
I then decided to move away from colouring in people and attempted Draco the Dragon. I made him a green dragon and used this weeks Paper Play sketch for the card design. The card actually has the colours of autumn (green, gold and russet red) so fits with this weeks Kaboodle Doodles challenge as well as the OLL nothing floral challenge.
My final promarker attempt so far is Henry the mouse carrying a cupcake. This card follows this weeks sketch from CPS, the Birthday theme from creative Inspirations and the sparkle and shine theme from A spoonfull of sugar (glitter glue on the icing and pearls in the corners).
The final piece of crafting was this layout following this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch and the theme of 'home' from this weeks Scrap it with a song challenge. The title of the page is 'Yummy' and the journalling reads 'Alex loves days at home with us - he calls them 'Playing with Mummy and Daddy at home days'. Along with the usual car and rough and tumble games he enjoys helping me cook in the kitchen - he helps carry a chair through to stand on and weighs out the ingredients and mixes them - best of all is eating the mixture!'. Well that is all for now and I would love to know what you all think of these promarker attempts. Have a great weekend,