Wednesday, 4 January 2012

I ♥ Promarkers #98 - Buttons and lace

Good morning all, and welcome to the first I ♥ Promarkers challenge for 2012. Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last challenge of 2011 - don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you are a winner.

This week we have a fabulous challenge to start the New Year ...

Buttons and Lace

and an even more fabulous prize ... a £10 online store gift voucher for Joanna Sheen

I wish I could enter!!

Don't forget that to be eligible for this prize you should submit a new piece of work that is coloured using Letraset Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Aquamarkers or Trias.

the rest of the DT have as always created some stunning samples for the first challenge of the year ... here's mine.

I sat down to make this card on Monday - my last day of holiday before going back to work yesterday ... and I couldn't help but notice the number of "new beginnings" challenges around. Therefore I decided to make a baby card , and what could be more appropriate than this adorable Stamposaurus elephant which I got last year but have never inked up until now?

 Unfortunately I only remembered right at the end of making this card that I have thrown out my pink ink pad that I would have ideally used to stamp the sentiment with as it had gone dry; and I also had to hand cut out my sentiment because shortly before Christmas I went and lost my nestie circle that I usually use. I reckon I must have accidentally swept it into my rubbish bag one time .... oh dear!! Last  but not least I also discovered that I have absolutely  no twine or teeny ribbon to tie through my buttons so I had to leave them plain. I think I need some New Year stash lol!

Stamps: Stamposaurus "Ellie No 3"; LotV Sentiment Circles;
Media: Promarkers (Cool Grey 1-4, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Meadow, Apple, Baby Pink) and Flexmarkers (Pink Lavender);
Papers: Pink Petticoat (dotty) and free from craft magazine (striped);
Supplies: flower from Wild Orchid Crafts; large pearl brad from The Hobby House; ribbon, lace and buttons from my stash;
Tools: large, small, large scalloped and lacy circle nestabilities; Marianne D swirl from "Ribbon Flower" set.

Bling It On - New Beginnings
By The Cute & Girly - New Beginnings
Sweet Stampin'  - New Beginnings
Allsorts #135 - New Beginnings
Simon Says - New Something
My Mum's #38 - Something New
Kaboodle #100 - Celebrate!
Daring Cardmakers - Spots & Stripes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + option of new (new baby)
Partytime Tuesdays #49 - Something New
Top Tip Tuesday #67 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy #127 - Anything Goes

Looking forward to seeing your creations, and hope you can join in the fun at I ♥ Promarkers this week. 


  1. Another Gorgeous card Pauline I LOVE that huge flower and love the cute image and swirls too!... Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time, and its Great to see you at Incy Wincy Too!!

    I hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

  2. Oh hun, this is just elliestastic! What a little cutie, and such a beautiful creation. Love it. Hugs Sxx

  3. This is a stunning card. Love the soft colours.
    x catherine

  4. Wow, what a lovely baby card. The image is so cute and I love the colours you used.

    Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.

    Hugs, Uta

  5. Beautiful baby card, I love that image, Thanks for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  6. Oh, how adorable. Love this little elephant. Hugs, Ankie

  7. This is so pretty. I love the soft colours and your layout is stunning. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' and Happy New Year! Tracey x

  8. Hi Pauline, happy new year! This is such a pretty card. Love the image and that huge flower is gorgeous! xx

  9. Oh this is just adorable Pauline. Who could resist this gorgeous little chap? Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining in at Incy Wincy designs this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

  10. This is a lovely cute card Pauline. Hugs, Claire x

  11. aww! this is well cute :) like the image.


  12. Hi Pauline, what a wonderful card. Such a sweet image and that flower is glorious! Love your lace as well. Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this time. Sarah

  13. What a wonderful creation Pauline! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  14. so stinkin cute!!!! I love the colors and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at PTT!

    PTT DT

  15. I love this image and that flower is just great. Love the layout too. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Annette xx

  16. Pauline this is so sweet - what a beautifully coloured image. Love your papers. So sorry to hear about the demise of your Nestie....what a shame :(

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge and don't forget we also give a prize to the best Top Tipper - see TTT for details on how to win!

    Hope to see you back soon :)

    Carol x

  17. Oh Wow! this is adorable, love the image and the design of the card is beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  18. nice post. Now you can use this suppliers trade leads directory to promote paper products import & export business.

  19. Hi Pauline, I'm back with my official hat on, lol! Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week and good luck!

  20. This is gorgeous Pauline hun! :) I love the soft colours!

    Thanks so much for joining us in our New Beginnings challenge this week at Sweet Stampin



  21. Pauline, this is gorgeous and so pretty, love the image and soft colours on your card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week xx

  22. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) such a cute image and the pastel shades and embellies are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  23. I've lost a stamp or 2 the same way as your nestie, the answer is probably not to tidy lol! Beautiful card, that image is super sweet, hope he sees the light of day more often now! Gorgeous embellishing too. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

  24. This is very very cute! And your coloring is phenomenal! Please don't forget to become a follower of PTT and put our badge on your sidebar so you can be considered for the prizes. Thanks so much for partying with PTT!

    PTT DT member

  25. super card!!absolutely gorgeous
    Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you next time too

  26. Oh My, isn't this just the loveliest new year creation? I simply adore your style and choice of colors too! Thanks so much for joining us here at Top Tip Tuesday challenge and I wish you to join us all year in 2012!
    Hugs and best wishes!
    Tammy Louise

  27. Sweet, sweet card. Thanks for playing along at By The Cute And Girly, hope to see you again next month.

    ** Kate **


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Pauline x