Wednesday, 8 February 2012

I ♥ Promarkers #103 - Love Is In The Air


Good morning - hope you're all keeping warm and ready for this week's challenge at I ♥ Promarkers. Thanks so much to everyone who entered last week's picture inspiration challenge - fab interpretations!

This week we are getting all lovey dovey, with a theme of

Love Is In The Air

Ideal for Valentine's Day, but also for spring anniversaries, weddings or any other love-related occasion you may have in mind. 

This week's prize is a fabby £10 online store voucher for Joanna Sheen.


Don't forget to be eligible you need to submit a new project you have coloured using Letraset Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Aquamarkers or Tria pens.

The rest of the DT are clearly loved-up this week as they have made some fabulous samples - do check them out. Here's my Valentine card for my darling husband.


This is another 8" * 8" card - for the last few years all the cards I have given him have been a tad smaller than those I received from him; so I have of course been trying to convince him that my cards are small but perfectly formed lol!! I think he's going to be a bit surprised when he sees this!

Someone commented on yesterday's 8" square card that it must be huge and indeed that is true - originally I thought it would be about 1/3 bigger than the normal 5.5" square; but when I actually thought about it logically I realised that the surface area is 400cm2 as opposed to  just over 210cm2 on a normal sized card - so it's nearly twice as big!!

This card has a few new things on it for me (apart from the Memory Box die, that is!!) ... it is the first time I have  bought a digi kit and used both a digi image and printed papers. I had to google what type of paper to print my backing paper onto, but it seemed to work fine. I don't think I will be printing papers as a rule as I guess they would hammer the ink cartridges, but it's nice to  have the option :-)

I have also gone for a bit of a different "look" in terms of colouring - a stronger more graphic look rather than shading with multiple pens - I just thought it worked better with the very simple line image and simple colour scheme of the papers.

Here's a view of the inside of the card ... with the kit it was so easy to get it all co-ordinated!


Stamps, and sentiments: all from Pink Petticoat digi kit "Old Fashioned Girl";
Papers: cream papers from Pink Petticoat as above; black paper by  Bo Bunny;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Supplies: ribbon from stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "Valentine lace" edge punch; Memory Box heart edge die; classic heart nestability.

Challenges:
Ooh-La-La #98 - Be My Valentine
Dream Valley #25 - Valentine
PTT #54 - Valentine's
Top Tip Tuesday #69 - Valentine's
Sweet Stampin' - The One I Love
OSCC #168 - For The One I Love
Simon Says - Love Is In The Air
Creative Inspirations #149 - Lots of  Love
Bling It On (February) - Love Is All Around
Allsorts #140 - Free & Easy February

That's all for today - hope you can join us for this week's challenge :-)
 

17 comments:

  1. Love your card! Great strong colors and such a sweet image. Bet your husband will love it. Hugs, Hanneke

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  2. wow this is stunning. The colours are fab and I love the hearty-swirly thingy lol

    hugs

    AManda xx

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  3. Beautiful card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Hugs, Janneke

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  4. such cute birdies! and I love your sentiment!

    Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays this week! We loved having you!

    Holly
    PTT DT

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Pauline! Such a lovely image, papers and embellishments.
    xx

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  6. This is a beautiful card Pauline for your hubby and I'm sure he will love it. The image is fab and so is the sentiment
    x catherine

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  7. Oh Pauline this is fabulous.
    luv
    Debby

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  8. Beautiful card, love the sentiment and the Memory Box die. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

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  9. A great card Pauline, I love the sentiment
    Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  10. Beautiful card hunny I love the die cut heart swirly thing, Gorgeous card! hugs me! xx

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  11. Very cute card! Love that lacey diecut! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

    Hugs
    Carrie

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  12. Beautiful card!! I love all of the die cut work!! So pretty and dainty!! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

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  13. Sweet card, I love that heart flourish, and the inside is very pretty too! Thanks for joining the Valentine's Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

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  14. What an adorable Valentine's Day Card! I love all the fun colors!

    Thanks for Partying With Us at Party Time Tuesdays!

    Jenn

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  15. Pauline this is a wonderful card for your hubby..I'm sure he'll love it and the sentiment is soooo perfect!!! The die cut corners are too fab, lovely touch and 'welcome' to the digi d/loads, club, as you probably know I use them a lot on my creations. Fab lovey-covey card. Ruby x

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  16. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Such a cute image!

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  17. This is really gorgeous Pauline! So rich looking! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La :)
    Lizy DT x

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x