Wednesday, 8 December 2010

One stamp - 2 ways. Promarker draw still open......

All the comments on this post will be entered into the random draw for two of you to win ten promarkers of your choice. If you are commenting every day, your name will go in the hat seven times.
For full details, scroll down to Monday's post
I pulled out this Penny Black stamp for today's cards, and did it in two totally different ways as you will see.....
For the first one, I cut a 5 1/2" circle card using the Wildcard cartridge on my Cricut. I tied some of my favourite black and white gingham ribbon around the fold. I stamped the image onto white cardstock, and again onto some yellow cardstock. The image was coloured with Promarkers, leaving the bath uncoloured, then I cut out just the bath from the yellow paper, and stuck it on the image - I love paper piecing, it can make your stamps so versatile.
A quick tip, if you are using circle cards like this one, cut a sliver off the bottom of the back circle, this gives a stable base for the card to stand without wobbling over - having said that I popped the card on my little easel to photograph it and it looks a bit tipsy.

the clear acrylic dots that I put on some of the bubbles are Doodle Dewdrops from Polkadoodles, the sentiment is from MFT
Promarkers used:
Cool grey 3 & 4, blush and pastel pink for the cat
ivory and caramel for the mouse
pastel blue for the bubbles
primrose for the chanpagne

And here is the same stamp looking quite different. I coloured the bath in this time. The pattern paper is from a christmas pack by Papermania. I got the embossing folder in the UK as well, I can't remember who made it.
Some of you have said that they get streaky effects when colouring in large plain areas like the bath with alcohol markers. The trick is to use small circular strokes of the pen, this blends the ink as you go. If you go for broad straight strokes, then the ink is laid down unevenly, you get an overlap where the strokes meet, which is why you get a streaked effect.



Promarkers used:
Cat - warm grey 3 & 4, blush and dusky pink
mouse - ivory, blush and pastel pink
Bath - cool aqua, tea green and duck egg. I used warm grey 3 to shadow under the roll top edge of the bath


Some of you have asked me to repeat the list of Promarker stockists in the USA
For stockists in your area, contact Macphersons www.info@macphersonart.com
You can also order direct from Letraset in the UK, their shipping costs are very reasonable
Right, I'm off to do some more packing - sigh
See you tomorrow

178 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that is just great. I bought soms promarkers last week, but they still havent arrived. I can't wait to try them. Great cards!! X Anita

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  2. Your cards are always so cute!

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  3. so cute! reminds me of my kids taking their bubble baths!
    hugs
    juli

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  4. Thanks for more tips on using the promarkers.It takes a little bit of time to play and practice but the results can be amazing.Love the cards using one image in different ways.So cute.Thanks again for the opportunity to win these lovely promarkers.Take care.Debbie x

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  5. I love them both, paper piecing is great fun but I love to see your colouring:) I am using the small circular strokes now and it definitely does a better job:) Hugs
    Pinky

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  6. What a fun image. Great cards and sentiments and love your colouring.

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  7. What adorable cards and what a fun stamped image too. Now go figure why my favorite of the two is the light aqua colored one. That makes no sense at all, especially when my favorite color is yellow!

    Hey, I'm blonde, I admit it! *wink*

    Thanx again for the chance to win the Pro Markers. After reading your wonderful reviews, I am hoping to get the chance to try them.

    Hugz,
    ♥Carol♥

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  8. What a lovely cards.... these Penny Black stamps are wonderful!
    Greetings,
    Marianne

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  9. I love cats! This is too cute. I have someone who would love this card, will have to try my hand at it. Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. Love both cards it's amazing how different they look using the same stamp. Thanks.
    Debe
    debmevans@btinternet.com

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  11. What stunning cards. Just love that stamp and your bubbles. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Hi ilove your cards.thanks for the tip as i was geting streaks.
    Liz waters



    j-waters2@skydotcom

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  13. Ahhhh, such sweet cards. They make you smile. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

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  14. Great card, I love the image, its very cute

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  15. So cute! Wow! 2 cards with one stamp - that's imagination and creativity.

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  16. very smart technique and the results are bubblyfull...

    i am still wishing for promarkers...

    lovelylorns@gmail.com

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  17. I love both of them!!! Great job! Thanks for all the video about how to use the promarkers!
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

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  18. Enfys, I think your cards with the cat and mouse are adorable. I think I like the second one best. I would love to win the Promarkers. Hugs, dj1952

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  19. hiya hun
    there gorgeous cards
    the image is so funny looking
    hugs angelique

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  20. lol...what an adorable stamp! Your card turned out beautifully Enfys!

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  21. I'm surprised at how much detail you can put in with the promarkers! I really hope I'll have a chance to find out for myself!!

    Kind regards,
    Carin (digicatonet)

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  22. Enfys... I love both of them but the second card with the cool blue is my favorite! I can't believe you colored this card - I am going to try your tip because mine never turns out as good as yours! Still hoping to win these markers - would love to try them out. As always... Thanks for sharing. AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

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  23. Absolutely wonderful....thank you for sharing your artistry

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  24. Enfys ... I do love reading your email with a cup of coffee in the morning! Great way to start the day ... Cute cards, and I like the two variations!

    Joan in very chilly St. Augustine

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  25. Such a cutie... Good luck with the packing!

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  26. Gorgeous , gorgeous cards. Love the second one best. Thank you so much for showing us two using he same stamp. Great colouring. Hugs x ChrisB

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  27. Very cute cards, loving them!
    mhalford6 @aol. com

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  28. Boy, do I wish I was floating in a nice hot bat! A really cute card and thanks for sharing the chance to win the fabulous Promarkers!
    jackie

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  29. How cute! I wish I could remember to try paper piecing like this...or maybe I just need to be less lazy...
    avrawill@wideopenwest dot com

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  30. Yet an other totally awesome card. I hope I win so I can put to use what you've taught me. TFS
    cureta2@yahoo.com

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  31. Love both of those cards. Nice to see the same stamp used in different ways. Happy packing.

    Barb
    jcdiehl@sprynet.com

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  32. Love the paper piecing. And the colored tub has great shading.

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  33. would love to win
    glenda
    glendalea.blogspot.com

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  34. So cute! I love the bubbles.
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  35. Hey En! I love this little stamp. If I bought all the stamps I'd love to have.... we'd have to add another room! lol Love the promarkers too. Good luck with your packing. Hugs, Jessica

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  36. i just love this card i have this stamp but it hasn't seen daylight since i got it lol thankyou for the inspiration to get this cutie back out(when i get time)xx

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  37. Oh my goodness I love that PB image! Great cards today Enfys. I love them.
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  38. Both cards are adorable En. thanks for sharing.

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  39. These are adorabel cards. That image is so cute. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win some Promarkers.

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  40. Those are both super cute cards. I love the dew drops you used. This is the first time I have seen them on a project. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.
    ;0)

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  41. Your colors used for these two adorable cards are really nice. And your stamp is so cute. TFS.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  42. Enfys - I would love to win some Promarkers!! Thanks for all your inspiration.

    Donna Wilson
    www.dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

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  43. awwww en they are super cute and thankyou so much for sharing the way you colour the kities, i have a couple little clear penny black cats and mice and always struggle on how to colour those!! hugs Lou xxx

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  44. Amazing how different the same image can look! Lovely work. Thanks for sharing. Lisa :)

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  45. What an adorable stamp! You did an amazing job with both designs and your coloring is beautiful!

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  46. Great tips...I wouldn't have thought to cut a sliver off the back circle, and now I know why my coloring doesn't look as good in large areas too. misha_113@yahoo.com

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  47. Cute cards! I have seen many beautiful things made using the Promarkers but can not afford them at this time so I am really hoping to win some! Thanks for the chance.
    Grandma Mickey

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  48. I absolutely love the blue bubbley, thank you for sharing your project and I hope I win, would love to try these markers.
    jman4@comcast.net

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  49. I have this stamp...I have used it several times. I love the way you used it..The cards are so cute and shows how different techniques can produce different results...I always get blogged down doing the same things...This is inspiring.TFS God bless, Pamela

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  50. These are so cute! Love the bright yellow colors of the first one, but also the soft blues of the second one! Great job on these and thanks again for the chance to win some markers!
    JeanH
    j20.hum@gmail.com

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  51. I love this stamp! I love cats and all things cats! You did a beautiful job!

    Maddie
    Texas

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  52. Love seeing the stamp colored 2 ways. Just adorable, En! xxD

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  53. These cards are so adorable, love the little guy in the dish.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  54. love any two for one!
    Thanks for the ideas.

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  55. wow I love how differant each card looks...I am soo gonna have to get me some ofthose markers! Love the stuff you do with them!

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  56. That is the cutest darn stamp! Your cards turned out a perfect fit for the upcoming holidays. How's the packing going?
    Mary Ann
    mahuntington@wavecable.com

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  57. Amazing how one stamp can be given such completely different looks! Another chance to win those Promarkers - exciting! Thank you.

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  58. NEAT cards! Again I learn something new! Thanks for sharing your knowledge :)

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  59. I love Penny Black stamps. Esp. her Hedgehogs.

    Enter me into the hat for the markers.

    Kathy Wyatt

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  60. I love the variations in your cards. Both are beautiful!!

    www.scraphappensembellishit.blogspot.com

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  61. Who knew a cat and mouse could be so cute? Great job.

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  62. I love that little mouse. Your coloring gorgeous. You really have me wanting these markers.

    Good luck on the packing, I'm off to make more Christmas goodies.

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  63. Hi Enfys, love what you did here, it's so nice to see how different the end result can look using one and the same stamp!! I do prefer the 2nd card, but that's me, always in with the soft tones!! Hugs, Frea

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  64. Love the dewdrops. It makes it look like the water is spilling out of the page.

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  65. How cute both cards are. I love the colors in the blue one though. TFS

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  66. I love this image. You did a fantastic job coloring this, as you do with all of them. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    cruella63703@yahoo.com

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  67. WOW so many chances to win,,,how fantastic..Still waiting for my first set of markers to arrive from the USA. Can't wait to try them out. Would love to add to my collection.Thanks for sharing. kimbob27@hotmail.com

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  68. Hi Enfys, Its me again. Love the stamp today and specially the blue one. My friend would go crazy for it.Please keep them coming! I have a growing stack of your coloring techniques. God Bless
    myrnan2006@yahoo.com

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  69. I know you already know this but I thought I would remind you again that you are an amazing person and your cards are the best. I love seeing the 2 different designs and your helpful hint about coloring in a large section could come in handy if I win some promarkers (hint hint, keeping my fingers crossed). Be sure you pack all your craft stuff. You can always buy clothes when you get home.

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  70. Love this stamp! Like both ways you did these cards.

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  71. Love the colors of those pro markers. I know it is you that knows how to use them so it all looks perfect.
    I'll keep trying
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  72. Oh Enfys, your cards are so adorable!!! Your paper piecing is so perfect. I really like your color combinations on both cards. On the second card, did you emboss the white card stock? I've not seen that pattern before. Thanks for sharing and for this great opportunity. Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  73. Both are fantastic! I think I like #2 best with the bubble texture behind. Thanks again for the chance to win!
    Hugs, Denise

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  74. Those are both fantastic but #2 just really makes me smile. I think it is the shiny blue tub!!

    TFS - Jenny Kozar

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  75. Great to see two cards with one image, both so different. Love your tip to keep the round card 'upstanding'. The dewdrops are cute, I love paper piecing too, yours looks great. Lovely work with the colouring of course. Thanks for another chance to win. Hugs lin

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  76. This stamp is so adorable, all the bubbles and smiles! I love your color selection on both cards.

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  77. Very Cute Cards!! Love the cat in the tub!! TFS!!! You are so amazing and Talented, I wish I had just a pinch of your talent!!
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    Rexann

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  78. Those stamps are too cute! I love the way you used them with different sentiments. Fabulous card!!

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  79. Those are really cute! I love seeing how you can do the same thing in different ways. I just got my Promarkers yesterday and I am so excited to start using them. I am watching and re-watching all your great tutorials. Thanks so much!
    Maria S.
    scrapbooknut2002 at yahoo dot com

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  80. That stamp is so cute! I'm glad you're giving us the opportunity to win some extra Promarkers.

    They're the best markers I've used!

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  81. What a happy, gleeful image! I can't decide which coloring I like best - they're both great.

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  82. These two cards are soooo cute!I love your colouring.

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  83. Both lovely, but I've got to say I prefer the second! It's always fascinating to see how different an image can be made to look.

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  84. What a gorgeous cards Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  85. Your cards are lovely.....I cannot decide which I like better. Do you think that IF I were to win these markers that I could color the way you do and have it look as nice? LOL I would love to try these markers........

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  86. So stinkin cute and wonderful coloring! Thanks again for the great tutorials!

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  87. Great colouring tips thankyou,fab cards and i love the Cat in the bath image.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  88. Two lovely cards. Thanks for showing us how one stamp can look so different used with the paper piecing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  89. Amazing how just a few changes can make a wonderful new card. Well at least our little cold snap is getting you ready for home. LOL

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  90. I love the paper piecing on the first card but the coloring on the second is so beautiful! Today is my birthday so I am feeling lucky - I would love those Promarders you are giving away! Thanks again for the chance to win.

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  91. Love your cards. That little kitty is too cute!
    SouthernMrs
    (at) verizon
    (dot) net

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  92. Love both the cards, what a cute image. I've put some Promarkers on my Christmas list, but it would be great to win some too. Keeping fingers crossed!

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  93. Your card is so cute! Love all the bubbles! ;)

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  94. What a darling little card! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week!
    Blessings, Donna
    grandma4five

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  95. HI EN,

    WHAT A CUTE STAMP......

    STILL TRYING TO WIN SOME MARKERS!!!


    LOVE YA
    CHERYL K
    USA

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  96. Well what a great tip re the circle card I am going to give it a try and see if mine will stand up ok. Great card Enfys.
    Smiles:)

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  97. What a fun happy lil card.
    Thanks for sharing.


    TR

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  98. Wow, pretty cool information. Where will I find your subscription?

    Whitny Kripke
    brasil escort

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  99. These are beautiful. I love the way that you explain your name...."it's Welsh!" Just thought that was cute. Thanks for sharing. I would love to try these markers!

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  100. Love what you do. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  101. I want to try some of these markers for sure. They color in the stamps so nicely. I think that the reson I shy away from stamping is I never knew hou to coor them in.

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  102. Amazing how different the two cards are - maybe I don't need as many different stamps as I think to practice coloring.

    mmlmn@polarcomm.com

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  103. Adorable cards. I have promarkers on my Christmas Wish List for my hubby and kids and I am crossing my fingers!

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  104. I look forward to your blog everyday! Love the cat. Thanks again for a great opportunity to win :)
    Marlene from NY

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  105. Your cards are great. And thanks for the opportunity to win the markers. They look like would be great to use.

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  106. One stamp, two different gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win the Promarkers!

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  107. Such a cute image - love the way you have coloured them

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  108. Love this bubbly kitty card. Thanks for the tips and the chance to win.

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  109. Both are very, very cute & I love the sentiments! The one with the blue bath tub is my favorite, love the embossing!! Thanks!

    Patty

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  110. These are awesome! Love the two different looks!! That little mouse in the little bowl is just adorable!!!!! :)

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  111. Love love love the cards, and what darling sayings! Love your work, Enfys.

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  112. Oh what cute cards! Thaks for the chance to win the promarkers.

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  113. Great cards! I hope I can one day use Promarkers and have my images look this nice! TFS & thanks for the chance to win!

    Happy Holidays!
    ~Angel
    ajewelo@yahoo.com

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  114. Another great card! I would love to have some time to color. Maybe after Christmas is over.

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  115. such a cute image, great job

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  116. I love how different both cards look. The yellow really pops but the soft blues are beautiful too. Love that embossing folder...may have to search that one out.

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  117. What a great kitty. He looks so cozy floating about. Very adorable card. TFS.

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  118. Love the card!! Too stinkin' cute. I sure would like to win the promarkers. Crossing my fingers here...and wishing on Santa to deliver 10 Promarkers to me!! Hugs, Rockin Robin C

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  119. SOOOOO cute. I love that stamp.
    bhoward at kci dot net

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  120. Love that stamp, so versatile. Would love to win the markers, I haven't taken that plunge yet.
    Shari . . .

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  121. oh, these are great! I love both versions ♥

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  122. Oh! This is Sooooo Cute! Love the Colouring and The embossed Bubbles on the side! It matches Perfect beside the Bathtub!
    Soooooo Cute! :o)

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  123. What an adorable image and your coloring is wonderful.

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  124. This is soooo cute!! Great job with coloring with the promarkers. I'm really enjoying seeing how well they blend.

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  125. Ooh what a lovely image that cat is so sweet and he is coloured beautifully. thanks

    Stampersue
    X

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  126. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  127. Thanks again, Enfys, for the opportunity to win Promarkers.

    timmermanp@bellsouth.net

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  128. Love the bath-stamp! And it's so refreshing with a (very) yellow card! :-)

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  129. For some reason my comments don't seem to be posting so I'll try again. Thanks. rosar85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  130. Love the image, and your colouring is lovely (as always!) Thanks for the chance to win the promarkers!

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  131. Great cards. I love the embossing on the 2nd card.

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  132. both those cards are really cute TFS

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  133. I love that stamp and how you colored it! I love your instructions on using these markers...it is always fun to watch and learn the technique

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  134. Cute cards! I love all your tips! Thanks for the additional links for whare to buy the ProMarkers. ~Diane

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  135. Fabulous ... love the two very different looks!

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  136. So cute! Love how the card is round.

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  137. that is soo cute! I love the acrylic bubbles :)

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  138. What a great stamp, so very cute.

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  139. Cute stamp! And I love your coloring, and your instructions! Thanks!

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  140. That is a lovely image. Very cute as is the finished card.
    Vicky

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  141. Enfys,
    This is so great.... Good Luck to everyone.
    E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

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  142. I love this image! thanks so much!

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  143. Thank you for the list of stores to get ProMarkers in the states. I really like your cards. TFS!!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  144. Fab card, cute image. Love your coloring. hugs, Moni

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  145. I really like both of these cards and the difference is amazing, it is always nice to see comparisons because sometimes I've looked at say a stamp and thought no I wouldn't use that but then seen it again and wanted it straight away.
    Kim xXx

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  146. Great card. Thanks for showing us so many images so we can "see" what to do.

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  147. Oh i just love those doodle dewdrops!! I'm going to have to go find them!!!

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  148. A bubbly is always relaxing.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  149. A very sweet card. And very nice coloring.

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  150. OMG, how adorable is this! I love it!

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  151. Two very cute cards, one very cute stamped image~great job!

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  152. That makes the cutest card of all! I am very impressed with these pens..

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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  153. Your work is outstanding and your instructions marvelous! So you prefer the pro crafters to copies?

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  154. Isn't it amazing how you can make the image look so different by changing up the colours and the paper? Love your colouring!

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  155. Thanks for the tip on circular strokes for colouring. You've solved my streakes!!!
    Hugs Lisax

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  156. I love all the stamps you use. The Promarkers seem to be a great item to show off the stamps.
    DanielleP

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  157. I love all the stamps you use. The Promarkers really help show the stamped images off.
    Danielle

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  158. Love your cards. Gorgeous work!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  159. These stamped images are fabulous! You do great work.

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  160. Such an adorable little kitten! I'll bet you had quite a bit of fun coloring it!

    TFS! :o)

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  161. It would be so exciting to win some promarker. Thanks. I love your cards.

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  162. how nice to see the same stamp colored in different ways and have a different character to the card. i love those bubbles!

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  163. Pauline(UK)...(Newcastle)Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    Glad to see you're back safely - not a moment too soon the way that travel is going! Gorgeous bath card, as always!

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x