Tuesday 9 October 2012

'Shabby in Pink or Blue' DT card for PFP

Well today's the day that I officially start at Passion for Promarkers. I'm very excited to be part of the team, the girls have been very friendly & welcoming, but it doesn't stop me from being a bit nervous! This week's theme had me a bit baffled, when I put 'shabby' into Google images it came up with lots of furniture, lol. Anyway, Denise pointed me in the right direction and here is my first DT card!

The image  is called 'Louis with Teddy', isn't he just the cutest? He came from Digi Stamp Boutique who are sponsoring us this week. The theme is 
'Shabby in Pink or Blue' 
The fabulous prize is 6 digi images from their store, so pop in to PFP for some fantastic inspiration from the DT and join in the fun!

I committed the cardinal sin of colouring my image before choosing my papers & found that I didn't have anything to match! But that's the great thing about Promarkers - you can make your own background papers!! This is also the first time I have tried distressing the papers, it's always seemed a bit barbaric to me to' rough up' pretty papers, but once I got going it was quite therapeutic! 

Image - 'Louie & Teddy' - DSB coloured with Promarkers (of course!)
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers & doily coloured with Promarkers
Buttons - J & C Creations
Thread in buttons - DMC white skein
Gems - Anitas
Lace - WOC
Ribbon from stash
Dies used - Spellbinders 'Labels 2', 'Classic Circles' & 'Scalloped Circles', Cheery Lynn 'French Pastry' doily
Embossing folders used - Cuttlebug's 'Swiss Dots' & 'Argyle'

'Anything Goes' - Crafty Bloggers Network
'Animals' - Anything Goes
'Lotsa Ribbon' - Cute Card Thursday
'Make Your Own Background' - That Craft Place
'Use Some Texture' - Divas By Design
'Anything Goes' - Incy Wincy Designs

Can I just say a big thank you for all your lovely comments about my JS DT entry, both on my blog and on the JS blog. Unfortunately I did not make the team and wasn't going to say any more as I felt a bit of a failure! However I was glad to have made it to the final 12 and will be going a month's GD spot early in the new year so it's not all bad news, lol!

Thanks for looking


  1. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

  2. Wow its absolutely stunning Nat. Doesn't blue and shabby chic go so well together. The little image is just adorable. And NO you certainly are not a failure. I hate the way some design team calls can do that to us.

  3. fantastic card Nat, love the image and layout. I felt the same as you re JS DT! but at least we're doing a bit as a GDT!
    Kim x

  4. Love your gorgeous card Nat. You certainly nailed the shabby chic.
    Don't worry about not being picked for the JS DT I'm sure there are other teams out there who will be asking you to join them.
    Eileen x

  5. Gorgeous sweetie, I love your colours too, perfect, huggles Pops x x x

  6. so gorgeous nat.the bears are so sweet and i love your colours, a very big welcome too to the PFP team.:D

    xx coops xx

  7. Fantastic card, absolutely stunning, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x

  8. This is lovely.. Thank you for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Designs, and good luck.

    Caz xx IWD DT

  9. Just discovered your blog you have some really lovely creations this card is fab :)

  10. Very pretty card, love the image and the colours thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether


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