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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #14

What: Day fourteen of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. After I saw Sandy Allnock's beautiful black and white flowers I knew I had to give the technique a go for the colouring challenge. And then I got my Ellie stamp and, well, what better to colour in grey than an elephant... I must… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #14

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #13

What: Day thirteen of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. A fun bit of doodling over Distress ink panels. I liked the result, but I felt like I needed to soften it up a bit, so I added the die-cut flowers. And then all it needed was a sentiment and a few black pearls… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #13

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #12

What: Day twelve of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. My first attempts at using Tombow dual brush markers. How: The yellow flowers were done with marker straight to paper and the pink ones were done by scribbling the markers on an acrylic block and applying with a brush and water. I need a… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #12

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #11

What: Day eleven of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. This is so not what these coloured pencils are designed for. "Perfect for life and nature studies" it says on the tin, not for colouring small fiddly stamped images. Having said that, I am actually quite pleased with how it turned out. Supplies: stamps:… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #11

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Easter card: die-cut Easter

What: I coloured the bunny and balloon for day ten of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. Then it occurred to me to use it for an Easter card with a suitably spring-influenced watercolour background and a die cut sentiment. Supplies: stamps: The Greeting Farm - lucky bunnies Clearly Besotted - happy birthday (happy)… Continue reading Easter card: die-cut Easter

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #9

What: Day nine of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. The bunny was watercoloured with Distress ink and is destined to be the centrepiece of a new baby card. Supplies: stamps: Crafter's Companion - bebunni - magazine freebie colour: Distress - ink pads - antique linen, gathered twigs, lipstick paper and card: Ranger -… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #9

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #8

What: Day eight of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. As soon as I got the flower blocks stamp set from Clearly Besotted's latest release, I realised that the outline stamp would be perfect for the colouring challenge. I was originally planning to heat emboss it in white, but when I applied the heat… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #8

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #7

What: Day seven of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. One of the things I love about this challenge is how it encourages you to do the things that you've been meaning to get around to doing and to use the products that have been sitting on the side barely used. I've had all… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #7

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #6

What: Day six of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. Rather than use circles as the basis for my geometric pattern, I raided my dies to find an alternative shape and built the repeating pattern from that. I was determined to keep this one simple and not do any blending, but I couldn't resist… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #6

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #5

What: Day five of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. I didn't start out with any particular plan in mind other than a vague idea to use black cardstock as the base. Then I decided to use the Penny Black delightful stamp, which I love and which lends itself well to many different colouring… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #5

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Mother’s Day card: Flowers and bunnies

What: After thinking I had loads of time before Mother's Day came around, this morning I suddenly realised that it is next weekend and, as I hate having to rush things, I really ought to pull my finger out and get a card done for my mum. It's also day four of The Daily Marker… Continue reading Mother’s Day card: Flowers and bunnies