Friday, 10 December 2010

Polkadoodles Gift Card and more ProMarker Colouring

Here's today's ProMarker card, colouring details below. You can still win ten ProMarkers of your choice by leaving a comment on this post. Two lucky people will win this week. Scroll down to Monday's post for full details
Some of you have asked for the list of starter colours to buy. Click HERE for the post showing the list


Over on Polkadoodles this week, the challenge is to incorporate a gift into your card - this is what I came up with - for a feast of ideas, go over to the blog to see what the creative design team have been up to. As always, there is a prize each week for the winner of the challenge

I started with four empty toilet rolls, and flattened them by running them through my cuttlebug



Printed some papers from the Sundae of Seasons CD, and cut them so that they would fit around the flattened loo roll (note: loo is slang English for toilet)

the covered roll








I bound the four loo rolls together using my Bind-it-All, (if you don't have a binding machine, you could punch holes and use a jump ring to hold them together) and cut four tags to fit inside the open edge (from the Tags, Bags Boxes and More Cricut cartridge) - I am not giving sizes, because different manufacturers use slightly different measurements for their cardboard inner rolls


Each tag was given a ribbon pull, and decorated



Coffee? On a Christmas card? Well, this one is going to hold a Starbucks gift card for my daughter as a stocking stuffer
All the elements were printed from the CD, and coloured with Promarkers.



the gift card is attached with a glue dot to this tag







how perfect is this stamp for my project?



Moving swiftly on to today's ProMarker card, a simple little one, made with a Lili of the Valley image. When I had done the colouring, I mounted the plain circle onto a pinking edge nestability circle, and just mounted that onto a simple white card that had been embossed with the Snow cuttlebug folder







Promarkers used:

for the tree, forest green, holly green and pine






Use the darkest colour first.............

fill in with a slightly lighter colour........


go over the whole lot with pine, the lightest colour. I did some sketchy strokes at the edges to make it look more feathery



I started with berry red on her clothes


and this is where the battery of my camera went flat!

Promarkers used:

Berry red, red, lipstick red, ice grey 2, apple green on scarf

hair - buttercup

skin - blush

star - vanilla and ivory

I left her skirt white, but added shadows with the ice grey 1 marker, and used a tiny line of pastel blue on the snow. I used pompoms on the hat and scarf on the finished card.

Gosh, this post has been a bit of a marathon. Thanks to all of you who have been coming over here this week, and as always, making it all worthwhile for me. I reached 2,000 followers this week, and today marked 500,000 visits to my blog. I think we will have a party to celebrate, give me time to travel, get unpacked, have a little think.....then we can party!
See you tomorrow







148 comments:

Tip Top said...

You cannot beat a few empty loo rolls for projects! I've been saving ours to make some crackers with Jacob!

Great colouring tips too!

KSD Creations said...

I love your tag album. It is lovely as always.

ViNo said...

Great idea for holding a gift certificate! Thanks for the tip!

pinky said...

May have been a marathon post but all very interesting. Wow to your loo roll tag book, really fancy giving that a go:) Great colouring especially the tree Enfys, another one I struggle with. Safe journey home, sounds like the packing must have got finished lol.

Margie said...

I love your gift card booklet, what a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on reaching 2000 followers! Thanks for sharing you great work and ideas. I love the loo roll tag book I'm going to remember that one!
Debe
debmevans@btinternet.com

angelique (anlou) said...

thanks for the chance to win sweetie, your creation is marvelous
perfect coloring
thanks for the tutorial
hugs angelique

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Enfys, fabulous project, love the idea of using loo rolls, recycling brilliance, Thanks again for all the little tips you give, hugs:0) xx

Yvonne Russell said...

What a clever idea for a book and more great tips with this card. I'm learning a lot from this series. Thank you.

dj1952 said...

Wow! I would never in a million years thought of a gift made like that. But I'm sure going to give it a try for special friends. I've enjoyed your tutorials for the promarkers so much. I like how you "listen" to what we write to you and answer our questions. You're so very talented and generous in sharing that talent with others. Have a safe trip home. I'm holding off on ordering more promarkers until I see if I win. (lol!) Hugs, dj1952

SABINA said...

Really really nice mini book!!!

Debbie Johns said...

Hi Enfys,Enjoyed your colouring tips again. The tag book is lovely.Thanks again for the chance to win the promarkers.Debbie x

Carole said...

I love your gift card holder idea! So cute~thanks for sharing!

Simply AJ said...

The gift card holder is PERFECT!! I have seen several different craft ideas to use the leftover paper rolls and having been saving but not used them yet. I guess I needed to see an idea that inspired me. Well I think I found it... I think I will try your idea! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the markers. AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

Donna said...

Enfys - Congratulations on reaching 500,000 visits!! I truly enjoy all your creations. Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful markers.

Donna Wilson
www.dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

Anita said...

What a great idea, with the loo rolls. :) Brilliant. Thanks again for a chance to win some fantastic promarkers and for showing us your great work and how you made it. X Anita

BettyBee said...

What a great recycling idea! Your little gift booklet is darling, and I know your daughter will love it! I did!! Also think the Christmas tree image is so sweet!

Jackie said...

Enfys, again you outdid yourself. The toilet paper booklet is so adorable and a great recycling idea.
Love the card also. Cute!

Swimmom said...

1st to comment again - I must really want to win those Promarkers!
What an awesome idea!I did make a little bit of an effort to make gift card holders last year, but nothing nearly as elaborate! And this year it's looking like my kiddos will get the little envies that come with the cards... :(
avrawill@wideopenwest dot com

Dana said...

This is adorable...as always. Thanks.

I made something similar (that I haven't posted yet)... who knew what you could do with tp rolls...haha

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Saskia said...

Wow! You're so creative! Lovely work!

Saskia :)

Loopylou. said...

oooh en, i love that little loo roll tag book, i am definately going to give that a go at the weekend and the little LOTV card is so cute, love how you did the tree. huge hugs Lou xxxx

Anonymous said...

Well, you've done it again. I;d never have thought of toilet rolls for a gift card! Sure plan to try it now. Thanks for the idea and the coloring lesson. I really enjoy your tuts. God Bless
myrnan2006@yahoo.com

LorraineB said...

Toilet paper holders-ingenius!! I wouldn't have been able to come up with such a great project using them. They just get tossed in the garbage. Hmm-not anymore! As usual your projects are perfect. Have a safe trip back to the UK.

love2create said...

What a super cute gift and so love that little girl putting the star on the tree! Thanks for another week of tutorials. Just love learning how to do this - especially since I can't draw or color at all!!! Have a super weekend! JeanH
j20.hum@gmail.com

eiyiyi said...

I LOVE that gift album En! Who would have thoght .... toilet paper rolls! Your coloring is brilliant as always.

We're off to NY this morning for the weekend to see our grandson and I won't have my laptop with me so I'll tell you now to have a safe trip and have fun squeezing all your little ones when you get home. Hugs, eileen

Debbi said...

That is an amazing idea!! I just love that you recycled tp rolls!!
Congrats on reaching such amazing milestones.
*smiles*
debbi

TR said...

This is so cute. And you can add as
many TP rolls as suites your fancy!
I don't have a bind it all but I could
just use rings or cord. Thanks for
the link to the colors too!

hug, TR

Maddie said...

Another masterpiece! Thank you for sharing!

Stampersue said...

Another great set of pictures and instructions to follow. thanks you so much - I just need to practice :-)

Stampersue
X

Laurieinaz said...

Such beautiful work. I so want those markers. Someday, maybe!

scrappingnana said...

I love your litte tag book with the "loo" rolls. Your card is adorable also. TFS

Anonymous said...

Your toilet paper roll w/gift card is adorable, what a cute idea and love the coloring on your litte girl w/tree, thank you for sharing your work and I would love to try these markers. jman4@comcast.net

aud1inok said...

I love how you reused the loo rolls and made a mini album! You are so clever.

erin lee creative said...

Another gorgeous Promarkers card! I love it, so inspiring! AND how clever you are with the toilet paper rolls, HAHA! Love recycling :)

Cheryl Winget said...

Terrific card, Enfys. Thanks for yet another great tutorial. I can see how important the shadowing is with your careful explanations. Safe travels!

Linda said...

I love TP books they are so much fun to make. Thanks for the coloring tips today. She is adorable.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Linda

Arlene said...

Very cute gift idea. Have a safe trip and hope you remember everything you wanted to take back with you!
Arlene

Kraftychick said...

This is the cutest image - great for your card and thanks again for the ProMarker coloring tips - can't wait to see if I win some!

jackie

Liz said...

Love your colouring and instructions on colouring, it is very beneficial and instructive.

scrapstampcrazy said...

You're really spiking my interest in these makers with all of your beautiful projects.

Sharon in Arizona said...

Now I know - Enfys, you are a genius!! I tell ya, I pick up the greatest ideas on your site. I absolutely LOVE these loo roles. Your tags are beautiful!! And what an adorable card! Love the image and your coloring is so well done. Thanks for the tutorial. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Shirley Fread said...

Love the mini-album and the card!
Thanks for the chance to enter for the ProMarkers giveaway.

Tabitha said...

Love your mini album made with loo rolls. LOL Great idea. I need to start saving mine. I just love how easy you color images. Love your how to. Thanks for another chance to win.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Debby said...

Enfys, as always your card is ADORABLE!!
You're making me want to buy more markers and the ones I ordered haven't arrived yet!!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Beautiful cards! I have learned so much about coloring with Promarkers this week! Thanks for all your great tutorials!

CyndiU said...

Congrats on the 2000 followers. Thanks for the loo roll project. That would be a good one for my cubbies. Enjoy your holiday and have a safe trip.

Marianne said...

What a great idea, this little book. And thanks for the photo's of the colouring. Nice to see how it's done :-)

Serendipity Stamping said...

Another reason for saving toilet paper rolls! What a clever and beautiful project, I think I will try one of these for sure.

pisces23 said...

the images are so cutee..love the little girl..she is so amazing with
the color combination...

thanks for the coloring tips...and the proMarkers..

lovelylorns@gmail.com

ddinak said...

Enfys! Oh my! I'm going to have to do a Loo Album with my dd's Girl Scouts! What a great way to recycle! Loving all the projects and the chance to win!
Hugs, Denise

Maureen R said...

Love the loo roll idea. Will use that for my secret Santa at work. Thanks again for sharing your talent with the rest of us. Have the promarkers on my wish list so, hopefully, in the new year will be able to order some. Safe journey home.

Krystle C. said...

Aww, adorable gift card holders! I'm giving email gift cards this year so I could definitely do with something like this to dress up the printouts. Great post =)

mahuntington said...

Once again you have shown us your beautiful coloring with Promarkers. I'd be so excited to win your giveaway!
Be safe, Mary Ann
mahuntington@wavecable.com

Donna said...

Absolutely fabulous! I've been saving my rolls and I'm going to make a baby album! I love the vibrant colors of these markers! And, thank you for the starter list. I was wondering just how to start if I jump in and start investing in the pro markers.
Love this idea - making one this afternoon! Thanks for the inspiration!
Blessings, Donna
Grandma4five

Jessica said...

Whoooo Hooooo! Both are quite a milestone! I've got a very very long way to go. Of course I don't do much on my blog. Just my place to use to post things. I finally entered a challenge though! I don't care if I'm drawn as the winner. It's just that I've actually done it! I can't wait to hear what you've decided to do to mark your milestones! Travel safely.
Hugs, Jess

lucretia said...

How clever. I'll never look at toilet rolls again the same way. Thanks for that idea.

Brigitte said...

I love the little booklet!!!! It's so adorable. TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Thistleblue said...

Hi there Enfys,
fantastic wee tag album, that'd make a fab pressie... just have to remind hubby to stop going mad and recycling all the loo rolls!
have a great weekend
hugs
Michelle
x

Donna said...

What a fantastic idea and gift. TFS.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

freetimegone said...

I love the tag album and am going to copy for gifts. Gift cards were the request from so many and I love the idea that I can use my binder. Of course your card is perfect. I love the step by step instructions. Thanks for posting the link for the colors. I'll be prepared when (hint hint) I win the markers. Thanks again for you awesome blog and have a safe journey home.

Ryley said...

I love your Loo roll tag album! I am going to have to try that! Plus, I love recycling! Thanks for all your wonderful tips!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys wow fabulous tag pocket card book and a stunning tutorial. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Crafty Lady said...

I see that I will have to invest in a Bind-It-All machine as well as Promarkers! Both projects are are food for thought. Thank you.

Nancy Curtis said...

I LOVE the loo roll book - you are so creative!!! The Promarker coloring is gorgeous as usual. Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win some markers.

ursula Uphof said...

I just think this is the most stunnin of projects. Thanks for sharing.

Misu said...

Good tip, thank you.

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Great idea for all those tissue rolls. I must start saving them, soon the companies here in the states are going to stop using the rolls. Great coloring project.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

JennyKozar said...

Wow - great idea. I usually just recycle my rolls and now another thing I will have to save.

Thank You!

jtgkaiser said...

So very clever to use toilet paper rolls to make a mini book!!! Your daughter is sure to be tickled! Thanks for another lesson in using the markers. Have my fingers crossed that I'm a winner!

Joan in St. Augustine

Linda w said...

Fantastic idea, will make use of that somewhere. Thanks for another tutorial, I never tire of them. Thanks for another chance to win. Hugs lin

triciasconfetti said...

I have only just found your blog but am loving how you give details of the colouring in . I haven't had my Promarkers for very long and am still learning so your mini details are great. Thank You so much. I ahve added you as an RSS feed so I will know when you are adding something new.
x Tricia

AndreaA said...

What a cute image!
Your coloring is great.
Your TP rolls tag albums is so cute!!
I must get me some of these markers to at least try them.

Vicky said...

Great use of used loo holders. The whole idea of a gift card given like this is amazing.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea, using those rolls for your book. Who'd have thunk it? That is why you are such a crafting diva!

Barb
jcdiehl@sprynet.com

Jaqi said...

A brilliant way to recycle a few humble loo rolls. Thanks!

Kristie Maynard said...

I've done a couple tube books before, but hadn't thought about putting gift cards in them. Perfect for my Aunt who love receiving gift cards so she can take herself to lunch. Will be making one of these this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!
Safe travels, I believe you said you are flying back to the UK on Sunday, so be safe!

Diamond Doll said...

Well i,ll be saving a few Loo rolls over the next couple weeks, what a fab project and it looks so easy to make yet looks very complicated.Thankyou.
Also thanx for the colouring tips.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Barbara said...

Enfys, I just finished a November craft with 2nd Graders using 3 TP rolls each for 2 pilgrims and an Indian! I will have to start saving again! Cute idea, love your gift book! Thank-you for sharing!
-nu2scrap-

BethanyR said...

Thanks for the idea and again for the coloring tips....

Heather said...

Great card and tag album.
bhoward at kci dot net

Sandy Bayles said...

Enfys,
This is so cute........Thanks for the giveaway.....Great Job...
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun saw this on the main blog and thought wow how stuning this was an amazing idea hun,think may have to try this to give to my daugher with her gift vouchers,in just brilliant hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

Sharon said...

I love the album! Does you DD have some great people stories like you do from Starbucks?! Your card is just so sweet! Congrats on your 2000 followers and 500,000 visitors! Awesome!! :)

Anonymous said...

Clever giftcard holder!

pawprintspetsits at yahoo dotcom

Marlene W said...

What else can i say...LOVE IT :)!!I would love to make a toilet paper album but i have to fight my dog for them as she loves to eat them. Keep up the awesome work.
Marlene from NY

Glennis said...

Fabulous project - recycling os soooo good!

JANLYNN said...

Such a darling going green gift card holder album. I would ner=ver have thought of the loo rolls for the base. A really sweet card too. My tree has a big ribbon bow on top instead of a star. My 6 year old grandson say my tree is not complete without a star. Guess I am going to have to look for a star treetopper.

Lorraine said...

stunning work and thankyou so much for another fab tutorial xx

kristyscraps said...

I love the repurposed TP rolls...how clever! These would make great sports (t-ball, soccer, etc.).

Aussie Loz said...

What a great stocking filler! I love how simple this is. Gorgeous colouring, oh, I dream to colour with red.
Congrats on the followers and hits! ♥

Brenda said...

I love your card - and your coloring too. Thanks for the chance to win the markers.

Grandma Mickey said...

Thanks for showing the step by step process you use to color your projects. It's very helpful, now if only I could win the Promarkers!
Thanks for the chance.
Grandma Mickey

Linda said...

I started saving tissue rolls back in September for a Halloween project....then forgot to make it! LOL!

You did a wonderful job with the mini-album/gift card holder!

claymedmyheart said...

Another cute project! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie K said...

As always, super cute , Enfys!!

Carolyn said...

That is wonderful how cute the recycled TP rolls turned out. I will have to try this. I am exhausted tonight but had to come check your blog for the newest tip before going to bed. tfs
cruella63703@yahoo.com

littleeifwife said...

I love your little girl Santa card.....adorable!!! What blew me away was the toilet paper roll gift tag book. Where in the world did you come up with that idea??? It looks fantastic! Such creativity!!!

Love it all,
Patty

Shari said...

Wonderful tag album and just the right size for any gift card. Plus, we ALL have the empty rolls (Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle)!
TFS!

Congratultions on reaching 2,000 followers!!!
Shari . . .

cardchick said...

luv your choice of paper and your decorating ever so cute gift idea!
and your fabulous too....
cardchick50@gmail.com

Pamela A. said...

Love the loo book...I have not seen anything like this before..really a cute idea. I also enjoyed the coloring lesson...You are so good to teach us like you do..God bless, Pamela

aremus said...

I love the little mini that you made.

amandaremus at gmail dot com

Rufus said...

How brilliant of you! Love your mini album! And of course like the card. Thanks for the tips on coloring.
R/

Debra said...

Wonderful project!

Rae Ann said...

What a great way to recycle toilet paper rolls! Love it!

Maria said...

Super cute loo roll tag book!!! TFS

Vintage Milly said...

Gorgeous idea on your loo roll recycle, love it! Safe journey,
Em.x

Moni said...

Stunning album, thanks for the tutorial and fab coloring. Hugs, Moni

Netty said...

I love the loo roll project. I've been saving loo roll inners for some crackers (which I've not made yet), but I think I've got too many anyway, so may have a go at your idea. Thanks for the tip.

Jenn said...

I love your tag album. You are so creative!!

Kim. said...

Woo hoo congrats on all the followers and hits.
Great card and colouring tips.
Kim xXx

Sarah said...

Love your TP mini! Such a wonderful idea for a gift card holder.

Mrs. Kondrick said...

I love the tag album, heading to my craft room now!!

StampinChelle said...

Your tutorial posts this week have been a big help. Thanks so much for taking the time teach us how the Promarkers work.
misha_113@yahoo.com

Natacha said...

I'm going to have to make one of these!! Thanks for the idea. it's great.

RLS Innovations said...

Love this little girl decorating the tree.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Peggy said...

Definitely have to try this. Totally adorable, as always.

Karen said...

Thank you for the tip on colouring with pro markers. I will try this, also I would never have thought of using loo roll for crafting.

Thanks again for the tips.

Karen said...

Thank you for the tip on colouring with pro markers. I will try this, also I would never have thought of using loo roll for crafting.

Thanks again for the tips.

Papirskreppa said...

Like this album. A fun idea.

Papirskreppa said...

Like this album. A fun idea.

Paper Addict said...

very pretty card. amazing that a marker can do this.

Maria Snook said...

That card is so great! Thanks again!
Maria S.
scrapbooknut 2002 at yahoo dot com

Erin Glee said...

What a great idea for using the Loo tubes (TP tubes in America : )! And your Pro Marker coloring on the card is great, as usual.
I love seeing the piccies of your beautiful Grandchildren on the sidebar... you are SO BLESSED!

Mickie said...

I don't know how I missed the loo roles but they are so cute. What a neat idea. Did I tell you that I love to read your blog?

jcamp2020 said...

Oh, loved the loo project!

I like that you give us the lessons on how to use these markers. Practice, practice..but need these lessons first.

jcamp2020 at aol dot com

KathyM said...

What a great idea for a book to hold gift cards. I hope I get enough time to make a few for this year. There's always next year I guess!

Nana Jo said...

What a great project - guess I have to save toilet paper rolls too. Also great card.

mmlmn@polarcomm.com

Terrie L said...

I can't believe what you've done with toilet paper rolls! Simply fabulous!
And another wonderful card!
Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with us!

Dawn said...

Love your colouring! Thanks for the tips!
Hugs
Dawn xx

owlbeescrappin said...

Wow...so clever! I love it! TFS and Happy Holidays!

~Angel
ajewelo@ yahoo.com

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Enfy love the idea with the loo roll, must have a go at that, you make colouring look so easy and you explain everything perfectly so I can understand, thanks for the pics too as that helps.
Hugs Linda

lisa said...

What a brilliant idea for loo rolls. I shall definitely be giving this a go.
The colouring tips are great, thanks so much for sharing.
hugs Lisax

Tasha said...

Such a gorgeos and creative project
love tasha xx

Minta's Creations said...

Wow! I Love this idea..it's amazing what you did with toilet paper rolls. I'm definitely going to have to make one of these..This would be a wonderful gift for Grandma and to put pictures of the boys in it..I just love this idea..Thanks so much for sharing..
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lesley from WI said...

Wow....this album is gorgeous! One of my favorites.

Colette said...

I love the loo roll holder album with the coupon inside, what a fabulous idea for a Christmas present. Great tips for colouring, I only have a few pro markers and am not very good with them, but santa is bringing me some more so hopefully I can get a bit better.
Colette xx

happyhome43 said...

Simply Adorable!!! What will you girls think of to use next? Great recycling though.

texaslady said...

The loo book is really a work of art loved the card also and you explain so well how to do it THANKS and please keep it up.

Neesey said...

You are so clever. Where do you get these ideas??? A loo roll. Amazing creativity lady! Keep it coming!

AnneMaflan said...

Congrats on reaching such a huge milestone on your blog, Enfys! And thanks for the toilet roll tag book idea. I'm definitely going to try that technique in the near future.

TFS!

AShu93 said...

You are so clever to make that tag album out of the toilet paper rolls. That's the ultimate in recycling!

~Cheryl said...

Omgosh that tag album is the cutest!

Michelle said...

I love that album! "Loo roll", never heard it called that before, haha!

Judy said...

I really like your coloring tips. Have never used ProMarkers. thanks

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love that loo roll project! who would have thought a loo roll can turn out like this!

Caroline N said...

What a fantastic idea for holding gift vouchers. I'd been wondering what to do with my brothers. Now I'm just going to have to find a loo roll. Where's the Andrex puppy when you need him?

Sue Painter said...

Enfys, you inspired me with one of your cards. Here's a link to a mention of you and my scraplift:
http://scrappingspirit.blogspot.com/2011/01/back-to-scrapping-after-year-away.html

Cheers!
Sue Painter (scrapspirit)