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Recipe Challenge! Or How You Can Find Inspiration In Everything.

Yes, it’s time for the weekly challenge card! The theme is a recipe: 3 designer papers, ribbon or twine, something circle shaped and we were asked to use an image from Delicious Doodle.

I requested the Robin Redbreast (who is a distant relative of me, Niina Itchynipple) and had some (a lot) trouble with the colouring. As you have seen in the past, my colouring skills leave a lot to be desired. I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface on what I could do with my ProMarkers. However, this time I couldn’t even decide what colours to use! I tried realistic colours. Nope. I tried leaving the image black and white. No, that didn’t work out either. I was getting frustrated. I stared and stared at the image until I suddenly got a feeling of familiarity. I’ve seen something like this before!

I did some creative Googleing and found it! A fabric print by Maija Louekari for Marimekko called Pakkanen:


See where I am going with this? After seeing the image, my card came together very quickly and here it is:

Image  My patterned papers are: the one on the background, the black paper is actually brown chevron I stained black and the blue circles were white but I coloured them blue with my ProMarker True Blue. The heart on the ribbon (twill tape) is also drawn with a ProMarker, colour Poppy.


I love the graphic style of this card and it’s already on its way to someone. Don’t forget to take part in this week’s challenge on Craft Your Passion where you can win 4 digi’s by Delicious Doodles. I’m also sharing this card in following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Snowflakes!
Creative Inspirations: Challenge #193- Contemporary Christmas Colours!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: What’s Your Favourite? (ProMarkers, stitching, ribbon)
Divas By Design: Challenge #65- Use Some Red
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #185- Winter
Dutch Dare Card Challenges: #195- Snowflakes
Pin And Tack: Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #4-Anything Goes!
Paper Crafting Journey: Christmas Projects
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: #194- Christmas Time!
The Squirrel and The Fox: Challenge #33- Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #9- Anything Goes

It literally has taken me nearly an hour to link these babies up. I think I need to replenish my strength with some chocolate.

Cupcake Card

I had another physiotherapist appointment today and it went very well. Can’t believe what a difference one month has made; I can walk normally again! I’ve lost weight! I can almost do an entire gym routine! Practically Superwoman I am.

To celebrate my progress I did some crafting and created a card for few challenges. I used a free digi stamp by Wonderstrange which makes these wonderfully cute and eccentric illustrations. They publish a new freebie every Tuesday which reminds that I should go check out their latest. Anyhoo, here’s my card:

I’m entering in these challenges:

Passion for ProMarkers: Week 155- Cupcakes
I ❤ ProMarkers: Challenge #123- Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Challenge #169- Anything Goes
DYSY Challenge: #78 Blue Skies and Clouds
PaperPlay Challenge: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Tiny Northern Ghost aka Caaaaaandy

My subconscious works in wondrous ways. How else could you explain this:

Can you guess what book inspired me to do this? It’s a classic I’ve never read myself. Hint: The ghosts name is Heathcliff.

The purple washi represents moors. Purple=heather=moor.

Caaaathy! Oh, sorry, I mean Caaaandy!

Plaid. Because that’s what I had in hand and Scotland, Yorkshire…What’s the difference really? They are both in north. Right?

Materials used: washi tape, watercolour paper, a ProMarker, Basic Grey-paper, Distress Ink “Black Soot”, Tacky Glue, 3d- dots.

I’m entering this in three challenges with the theme “Anything Goes”:

Simon Says Stamp and Show

Passion for ProMarkers #115

I Heart ProMarkers #81