Friday, 8 October 2010

Birthday crafts

 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,


Jill said...

Nice to see you again Caro, just love that dragon for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodledoodles and really hope to see you next time. Jill

Wendi said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous If this is your first attempt then we had better watch out amazing work
My fav is the dragon
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

TeenaBugg38 said...

wow!!! looks like you had a wonderfu;;y relaxing and creative birthday!! lovin all of your projects and you totally rocked the sketchy thursday sketch!! thanks for playing along with us at scrap it with a song this week!

Shirley said...

What a goegeous Dragon card Caro. He is beautifully coloured.
Thank you for joing us this week at Kaboodledoodles and we hope to see you next time.


**Farrah** said...

Well, happy birthday! What a great way to spend the day! Good job with the markers, you look like a pro already!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

lisa said...

That's a great take on the sketch : )

MirjamC said...

thanks for playing along with sketchy thursdays! great take on the sketch and cute pictures!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Caro, what a brilliant card. Love the image and your layout is fab. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x
ps your promarker skills are awesome, especially like your colouring on Henry :)

Faye said...

Hi Caro. What a busy post full of fantastic work. I love your take on our Happy Hour theme! Thanks for playing at Cupcake. x

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

angel4031 said...

Awww this is lovely thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week xxx

Lisa Smith said...

Wow, you were busy! :) Love all the layouts and cards you created! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it With a Song!

Jeanet said...

Gorgeous page and beautiful cards!
Love the yummy photo's and your design!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Minnamanna said...

So beautiful creations!
Love them all.
Thanks for joining at PTW this week.
Hugs, Minnamanna (GDT)

Mandy said...

Fabulous creations Caro, love the photo. You have done a brilliant job with colouring being a newbie with promarkers.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Amarilys said...

love your layouts and card! I specially love the Sketchy Thursdays layout! those pictures are perfect for this sketch!

Vanja said...

Fantastic creations! great colouring.
Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)

Hugs, Vanja

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful projects and your colouring is brilliant! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the card and the lo's!!! Thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana Fisher said...

Love the ST page! Super cute!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Your dragon card is amazing! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Play Challenges! :)