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Saturday, 17 July 2010

A Sweet Stampin Passion for Promarkers

It's my team's turn to create a card for this week's fabulous challenge over at

where we are once again sponsored by Elaine at Quixotic Paperie.  With the exception of the image, I purchased all of the items on my card ages ago in America specifically to make something for our grandson.  It was his first birthday last week. I therefore didn't use any stash from Quixotic Paperie but do poodle over to Elaine's site and let your mouth water over the abundance of gorgeous booty she has in store.
I apologise for the length of this post - it's a very big card - almost an A4 frontage.  The blue background papers are Stampin Up.  The green stripe, Noah's Ark and the animal print papers are by Debbie Mumm for Joanne's and are pre-embossed and have a bit of sparkle.   I shared some of these lovely papers with best matey Julie who used the same image in her great tutorial over at Passion for Promarkers.  Their challenge this week is "animals" and I so loved the little ark Julie used that I had to go and buy it from Doodle Palace.  It was the perfect image for the Debbie Mumm papers and goes so well with the Dress it Up animal buttons embellishing my card.
We have a "photo inspiration" picture for this week's Sweet Stampin challenge. Isn't this fabulous bunting?  I incorporated the sandy wall colour and combined it with blue for a boy and green (which is the feature colour of Giannis' bedroom).   I also made the world's tiniest bunting and hung it on a Stickles "string" to decorate my ark.  Inking up the edges of these tiny flags was a bit tricky, I can tell you!               
I raised the bunting on dimensional foam pads and decoupaged the sheep's face, the elephant's head and the wheels of my ark which are coloured in Promarkers.  I used a lot of Promarkers for my animals (they make such great colours) but I also used some Copics.  I find the combination of these two types of alcohol pens brilliant to work with.  Here's another picture showing the ark and the little ribbon loop embellishments at the bottom.
I used four Dress it Up animal buttons; I love the little lion holding a baby bottle.  There is a little horse with a pacifier/dummy in his mouth on the left hand corner of the ark (just out of shot here but visible on the picture of the whole card at the top of the page),
a cute little giraffe with baby blanket and, on my word processed sentiment rosette, there is a little ark button.   All the flowers are Prima (I think) and I used some lovely ribbon from my stash.  Although I shouldn't say so myself, I am really pleased with this card.  You can click on any image to see more detail if you like. 
Lastly, I purchased some animal print gift wrap and made a little gift tag to coordinate with my card.  I changed the squiggled address on the envelope so that it is addressed to Giannis from Grandpa and Nana and I decoupaged just the giraffe's nose. This image is also from Doodle Palace.  Isn't he sweet?
The card, tag and wrapping took me forever which is why I have made nothing else in the last two weeks and why I have not dropped by anyone else's blog.  Sorry - I'll be back soon!


Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What a fantastic creation .. I love your ark very much. It is just perfect for a child's birthday and what better child than your grandson.

I am pleased you took the extra photographs at various angles because from the first one you just don't realise how much work has gone into this.

Beautiful work.

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Lindsey said...

Hi Lesley!
This is such a great card for your grandsons first birthday and i'm sure it will be treasured. I love the 3D effect on the image and the lovely bright colours, a stunning card.
Linds xxx

dolcreations said...

Lesley I am so glad that you took lots of pictures....your card is stunning...a work of art that is for sure. I love all the layering and the little banner is sooooo sweet. LOVEIT LOVEIT!!!

Unknown said...

I cannot begin to tell you just how much I love this card!!!!
It is sssooo fabby!!

Joey said...

Hi Hunny

every part of this is fantastic! I adore the little ark and the cute bunting on it. just so cute!

chris said...

Hi Lesley
what an adorable ark, its so much fun, and I also adore that little tag.
hugs chris xx

Faye said...

This is just totally scrummy. Love the colours, it is an awesome card. Hope you're enjoying your holiday! x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lesley, what a beautiful creation. The work that has gone into your card is obvious. Your colouring is perfect and I love the 3d work. Thanks for perservering and entering our animals challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Anonymous said...

Wow Lesley what a fantastic card. I'm sure your Grandson will be blown away by it, even though he's only 1 ! Thanks for joining us at PfP.Sue C x

Debs said...

sooo cute..glad you managed to enter!! :-)
thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

Michele Roos said...

WOW such a gorgeous card Lesley. Love the design and all the details you've used. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Emma said...

Oh wow such a fabulous creation... love all the details.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Lesley,
Big WOW! This is fabulous. I soooo love this image & your card is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

Julie said...

Hi Lesley-I linked it in then forgot to comment - Doh!!! Stunning card, anyway- love the colours and all the detail!! I shall rename you Queen of Detail!!!! Fab and I know it will be treasured!! Loadsa love Juliexxx

Val said...


This card is just amazing - what detail. I just love it, and I bet your grandson will adore it.

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog - it is so appreciated.

Hope you had a lovely break.