Good morning everyone and welcome to another I ♥ Promarkers challenge. This is my first card for a fortnight, as I have been rushed off my feet at work and have also had a couple of health problems which have put me out of crafting action.
So before I get on to this week's challenge card, I have to mention that I have sadly decided that I need to scale down my crafting commitments a little so as to allow me to focus my energies on work, family, and crafting without pressure of deadlines - so alas this will be my last I ♥ Promarkers DT card. Very sad to leave as I really do ♥ my Promarkers :-) and the rest of the DT are fabby and so talented ... but it just had to be done. So big hugs to the rest of the DT - I will still be visiting regularly and hey - I may even enter for some of the fabby prizes which are regularly on offer lol!
So on to this week's challenge which is an absolutely brilliant one - we would like to see
Ribbons and Bows
and we are sponsored by the fabulous Lili of the Valley
with a £10 store voucher - woo hoo!!
So here is my card ...
I wanted to make my mum a Mother's Day card ahead of time; as next week I've got not only that but also my parents' wedding anniversary , husband's and a friend's birthdays to contend with lol!
I decided to make my first stepper card ... and no it's not a precut one - I made it myself!! I even made up my own measurements as I wanted the front of the card to stand 6" high rather than 4" - in fact the card is 5.5" high by 8" wide (it took a whole sheet of A4 card to make) and has 2 * 1.5 " steps and a rear step of 2.5". Mind you, despite very careful measuring it did take about 6 attempts before it sat straight instead of wonky lol!! (I think I may invest in some pre-cut card blanks for next time!)
Stamps: LotV "Teddy - For Mum" (from image stack free with this month's Papercraft Inspirations magazine); LotV sentiment circles; Woodware "On Mother's Day";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Me To You "Spring Chic";
Supplies: Papermania heart gems; ribbon from Hobbycraft; flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts;
Tools: small circle and lacy circle nestabilities; Magnolia doohickey "lovely fence" die; Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch.
Dream Valley #27 - Mother's Day
Craft Your Days Away #40 - Mother's Day
CRAFT #144 - Mother's Day
(my nesties, punch and gems are more than 6 months old)
Oldie But A Goodie - Mum's The Word
Kaboodle #109 - Spring Flowers
Cute Card Thursday #206 - Signs of Spring
Gem of A Challenge #41 - Perfect Pastels
Crazy 4 Challenges #126 - Fun Folds
Crafty Catz #122 - Punches and Dies
Hotshot Crafts #5 - Ribbon
Stampin' For The Weekend #4 - Bingo!
(Pink / Butterflies / Die Cuts)
CUYL #64 - Front Panel Stair Step Card
(old punch and nesties, new image, paper and fence die)
Ooh-La-La #100 - On The Move
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #100 - Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey #4 - Anything Goes
Phew!! it may be some time since I made a card but i guess you could say I made this one count lol!
Hope you can join in the challenge this week.