Thursday, 20 September 2012

Been a bit of a month!! and first attempts using promarkers

As many of my friends already know on Wednesday 29th August I had a mild TIA (mini stroke) won't bore you with details, but got wonderful hubby and great support from family, friends and neighbours, excellent paramedics, fab new GP and superb pain consultant and slowly taking it a day at a time, I will recover. Still waiting for ressults of CT scan ths week from my ENT consultant. For now Carrie is living with her dad and other grandma as I'm not well enough to have her home yet.

Been left quite weak but hubby Andy and my mum gave me craft stash funds, so I bought tons of craft mags with fab cover gifts and also subscribed to Quick cards, purely because the subscription gift was 20 promarkers, which I've wanted for ages but couldn't afford til now. the other night, when unable to sleep, coloured my very first topper with promarkers and today made it into a quick card for a dear friend Sylvia on Do Crafts.
 Blogger won't let me upload the card, but this donated PB hedgie image was my 1st attempt at promarker colouring a topper, enjoyed it and it relaxed me, tho know I've a LONG way to go and so much to learn and more promarkers to add to my collection of around 30 so far!

I also received some die-cut embossed images from another DC friend and coloured 2 of them in this afternoon, making one into Andy's anniversary card, sorry don't know brand of stamps.(poor quality of images is down to scanner, and marks are on scanner, not toppers. Andy accidentally left our camera in our car and took it to work today, thats my excuse).

top image hasn't been made into a card yet, bottom image 'together forever' has been made into my anniversary card to Andy for our 28th wedding anniversary on 22nd September,when our daughter has booked a restaurant for 9 of us to go out and celebrate his 52nd birthday and its a double celebration as we got married on his 24th birthday! I've coloured the topper as close to our hair colours and the clothes in our fave colours too.

Promarker colours used:
Dusky Pink
Pastel blue
Duck Egg

As Andy doesn't like anything too fancy I just added distress inks and put the topper on a pre-printed card

Tim Holtz distress inks used:
Shabby shutters
Tattered Rose

Happy anniversary and birthday Andy for this Saturday, you are my rock and so good to me, love you more each day and hope we have many more happy healthy years together, no matter what life throws at us!!
Fi xxx


  1. Hey, love your little Hedgie, watch out cos playing with Promarkers is very addictive, but theraputic too!
    Happy Anniversary to you both

  2. great colouring fi,glad to hear your on the mend.
    sue xx

  3. lovely toppers, coloured fab xxx

  4. glad your feeling better too hun xxx

  5. thanks ladies for your encouragement and best wishes x

  6. Looks like you;ve got the hang of using the markers. Happy blog hop with DC xx

  7. You'll be hooked on colouring now, Fiona! Fab card too, Andy will love it. The Together Forever is an LOTV but I'm not sure about the other.

  8. I am so glad that you are feeling a bit better and are back into crafting. A lovely card. And the coloured in images are also great.
    Heike xx

  9. Aww I'm so glad you've been able to craft Fi, the other stamp is an Elisabeth bell image :-) Hope you are on the mend, have a good weekend lovely-you are doing really well with your colouring :-) big hugs Elaine xxx

  10. wow good to see you back in the land of blogging ... hope you have a great weekend and happy anniversary ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  11. Sorry to hear you've been unwell, hope recovery goes swiftly.
    Your colouring looks fab and be warned you will soon be addicted to promarkers lol!
    Ni, (hopped over today from docrafts) :)

  12. Love those images. Your colouring is fab x