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#thedailymarker30day Colouring Challenge days 11 – 18

How are you making out in the colouring challenge? I’m still going strong and have more pictures with supply lists to show you:



Stamp Set: Wheek, wheek, wheek – Gerda Steiner Designs

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

Nuvo Jewel Drops – Key Lime


My Day 12 Photo was on HSN and features Catherine Pooler Inks in:

Sweet Sixteen

Flirty Fuchsia

Royal Treatment



This is a “work in progress” shot colouring one of the *NEW* Gorjuss girl stamps


Santoro Gorjuss Girl – Rosie

Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils

Watercolour cardstock

Purple Tape



Can you tell I love the Santoro Gorjuss Girls???


Santoro Gorjuss Girl Stamp – The Black Star

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers



These are the cards I made for my son’s teachers for end of year, these Teacher Grumplings from Taylored Expressions are hilarious!! For the Bottom of the cards I taped off a section and took Catherine Pooler Ink Pads in Lime Rickey and Grape Crush direct to the card and inked to to match!


Stamp Set: Teacher Grumplings by Taylored Expressions

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

Catherine Pooler Ink Pads in: Lime Rickey and Grape Crush

Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Dies

White Gel Pen


Another card that is good for a laugh is this one featuring the Mini Crazy Dogs and Carts by Tim Holtz.  I masked off some off these dogs so that I could layering more cats and dogs and then masked them all and distressed the background.


Stamp Set –  Mini Cats and Dogs by Tim Holtz

Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

Small Talk Snarky Sentiment Stickers – Tim Holtz

Distress ink: Tumbled Glass


Catherine Pooler Inks in:

It’s a Boy

All That Jazz


on the butterfly: It’s a Boy, Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed

Stamp Sets by Catherine Pooler:

Faithful Flutterings Stamps and Dies

Doin’ The Polka BackGround Samp

Mod Podge Dimensional Effects


Stamp Set: Mega Succulent by Altenew

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrators in – BT1, BT2, BT3, BT4, BT5, BT6, BT7, BT8, BT9


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I hope you have enjoyed 🙂

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Pattern Play Circle Stamp Set by Altenew

I had a lot of fun making this card! It totally evolved and ended up nothing like I had originally planned (which is a common occurrence for me!)

I have been waiting for a while to use the Pattern Play – Circle Stamp Set from Altenew, and it was well worth the wait!

1 – I inked up the Stamp in Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink, and stamped it onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock.

2 – using versamark ink and different colours of embossing powder I stamped down solid circles in a random pattern and then heat set.

3 – I adhered the circle background onto silver glitter card using Be Creative tape, and then stuck that onto a fancy card blank.

4 – The cat is from MFT Furever Friends Stamp Set and coloured using Spectrum Noir Markers, stick this onto a circle cut from gold glitter card stock and adhere to the bottom left of the circle backdrop using foam squares.

5 – Stamp the sentiment using Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink and adhere with foam squares.

6 – The final step is to Stamp the paw prints in the unicorn ink around the edge.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick little post!


Pattern Play Circle Stamp Set by Altenew

Furever Friends Stamp Set by MFT

– Fancy Card Blanks

– Embossing powder in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver and White

Silver and Gold Glitter Cardstock

Hero Hues Unicorn Pigment Ink

Be Creative Tape

Midnight Ink Pad by Catherine Pooler

Stamp Platform by Tim Holtz

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Altenew Bells and Bows










For today’s quick make I use the Bells and Bows Set by Altenew, I love how this card could be used in so many colours and for so many occasions other than just Christmas!

     The Altenew ink cubes work perfectly with this multilayer set of stamps.

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Versatile backdrop

So, I was totally inspired by a card on the Altenew website made by Jennifer McGuire, for the Striped Leaf Cover Die. I put my own spin on this card and will list below the steps to make my version of the card, including supplies.

This die can be used in SO many different ways and highly recommend having a browse on Pinterest.  In my opinion this is an item that every paper crafter should included in their supplies and stash as you will be able to use it for so many projects!

1) I applied some Stick It adhesive paper onto a piece of Aqua Card, place the die on top and ran it through my \die cutting machine.

2) Use your weeding tool and gently peel up the adhesive backing paper on the leaves you wish to emboss first, apply the Rose Gold embossing powder and gently heat emboss.

3) Repeat these steps using, white, silver and gold embossing powder.

4) Alter all of the leaves have been embossed removing all the remaining backing paper and totally cover with clear embossing powder, heat.

5) Next, I trimmed down the card and affixed it to a matte gold background, and then finally onto a white card blank trimmed to fit.

6) For the sentiment I chose the Thank You die set by Honey bee stamps and again, layered the same matte gold card onto plain white and affixed to the base using foam squares.

7) For the final touch I embellished the card with another favorite product of mine, Dew Drops from The Ton Stamps. I always find the gel super glue the best for adhering plastic to paper.

Hope you have enjoyed, your shopping list will be below!



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Altenew Camellia Build-A-Flower

This card features a gorgeous stamp set by Altenew, Camellia Build-A-Flower Stamp & Die Set, this is a three step layering stamp for the flower as well as the leaves.  Layering stamps add an extra level of fun to stamping in addition to the depth of the image which makes them all the more beautiful to look at! *(Supply list at the bottom of the page)*

The Ton Stamps have some lovely inks that are perfect for layering, I used the Couture Color – Peony Collection set of inks for the flower.

Here are the steps for making this card:

  1. Cut a square of pink glitter card slightly smaller than the card blank size that you choose to use.
  2. Again, cut a square of black and white paper slightly smaller than the glitter card, this is a great way to use up some of the scraps of paper that you have!
  3. Adhere the glitter and black and white paper and then stick onto the card blank.
  4. Stamp the Thank You sentiment that comes with the stamp set in the bottom left corner of the card using VersaMark ink, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat.  I always wipe my projects where I am going to heat emboss with an embossing buddy before I stamp the image as this prevents stray bits of embossing powder from sticking to parts of the card that it shouldn’t.
  5. Glue the leaves and flower onto the card in the top right of the card.

I plan to make this card in a rainbow of colours!


Supply List:

Altenew Camellia Build-A-Flower Stamp and Die Set

The Ton Couture Colour Peony Collection Inks

Pink Glitter Card

Card and Envelope Blanks

Gold Embossing Powder

VersaMark Ink

Crafter’s Companion Tape Runner

Tombow Glue