Tuesday, 12 June 2012

I've been trying out my Promarkers

Good afternoon, and what a sunny one it is.  The weather down here in Somerset is certainly welcome after all the rain of late. I hope you are all well. I've just come back after a very relaxing lunch with my friends at the local cider farm, hic, well I just had to try it out as it's that very cider that will be at our harvest home meal at the beginning of September, and a wonderful day that usually turns out to be seeing old friends that we probably haven't seen since this time last year.
Anyway on to my card, if you remember a few weeks back I was trying to decide which make of colouring pens to go for.  Well I decided to opt for Promarkers and will be adding some flexmarkers to these as funds allow.  So today's card will show you I have been practicing with these alot, and this card is the first one I'm prepared to let anyone look at lol. I'm still not 100% happy with it yet, I think I may have to look at the card I am using, I'm finding that this one bleeds a bit, any suggestions would be welcome.  Let me know what you think, am I on the right track colouring wise or should I start over again.
This is a beautiful image from http://www.saturated-canary.myshopify.com/ Krista Smith does some lovely images, go over and take a look if you haven't already, she's always adding new ones.
The papers I have used are from the Papermania dvd Capsule Collection. The dvd's are so useful I find, I hope you like it.  The border die I have used is Spellbinders, the original scallop edge with a new insert piece that was released earlier this year I don't know if they have ever been shown on tv or not.  I got these from http://www.sunrisecrafts.co.uk/ They have some good stuff on this site and free p&p on orders over £10, which let's face it, is not hard to get to is it?

I'm off to watch the tennis now it's Hewitt and Karlovic this afternoon, I'm a bit of a fan of tennis incase you haven't guessed and love it on grass like today at Queen's. Clay is much too messy lol.  I've been typing this so long that match has finished now and we're on to Baghdatis and Gil.

I must say a quick hello to my new followers, and thanks for stopping by and any comments you care to leave.
Love Linda xxx

Sunday, 10 June 2012

In a bit of a cream mood

Just want to say hi to everyone and thank you for visiting my blog, sorry there is not much to see at the moment.  Life is just so hectic at times. 
Made these cards today as it is pouring down outside, after such a beautiful day yesterday.  Anyway it gave me a bit of an excuse to craft while watching Nadal and Djokovic playing in the final in Paris (but even that got rained off).  This is the first time I've made all cream before, I'm normally a white person there's something about it that keeps drawing me back.  I have to say though that this does seem to give a softer impression.
I have recently invested in some new embossing folders as well and thought I'd give them a try out at the same time, they give a great base to start from.
That's all for this visit, please feel free to pop by again sometime, thank you for looking and any comments you might care to leave, love and hugs Linda xxx