Firstly, a rant. I use Promarkers. Keeping in mind that I've only been colouring for about a year and a half, I'm feeling very grumpy tonight, as yet another of my markers has run out! I don't colour an insane amount, maximum of one image a day, and I really don't see that as enough colouring for, so far, 8 of my markers to have run out. I store them on their side, in a cool, dry room, caps on always, so I'm really peeved at the moment about this, especially because I have a lot of pink colouring to do in advance of my niece's 5th birthday, and now my main pink marker has just up and died.
Considering just biting the bullet and buying a full set of Copics and having done with it. Replacing markers after less than a year in some cases feels too much like a con to me at the prices these markers are.
And a question too: if I do switch over to Copics...Ciao or Sketch??? And why :)
Rant over. (Any comments, advice etc fully welcome!)
So onto my card! My elderly neighbour is my biggest supporter in the crafting department, she's constantly telling all the neighbours that my cards are amazing and that they should order some, so this is one that another neighbour asked for through her, so happy days :) She needed a nice birthday card for her sister in law, so this is what I made.
Lili of the Valley "Coffee Break" rubber stamp
Lili of the Valley "Country Lady" paper pad
Computer generated sentiment
Ribbon, charm, button, pearls and twine from Ribbon Girl
Whimsy Corner Die
Aged Ivory Frantage
Glossy Accents, Stickles
Closeup of the cute little charm :)
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Bingo (Buttons/Sparkle/Pearls) or (Ribbon/Sparkle/Charm)
Passion for Promarkers Challenge - Recipe 3 papers, 1 image, 1 sentiment and 3 embellies: charm, button, pearls
Papertake Weekly - sketchie free for all (interpretation of Sketch No 51)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Crafting Allstars (mine is this image: it's my all-time favourite image, and works for so many occasions. Also, it reminds me so much of my mum and aunt, even the facial expressions are like theirs! So I get a little smile on my face every time I see this image, and thus use it as much as possible :)
Thanks for looking :)