Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Lucy Loo Mermaid

The East Wind Facebook page is running a challenge which is all about 'Rainbow Colours' so here is my card for the challenge using the beautiful Lucy Loo Mermaid, I coloured her skin using copics and then used SN pencils and SN sparkle pens.  The paper is some very shiny origami paper I bought years ago because I liked the colours and textures, great for water based stuff! The sentiment is from Sentimental Sundays (again very old!) and I finished off with an old earring.  I do love the way she turned out.
 And here is a photo taken with the flash to give you an idea of the sparkle.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #361 ~ Inspired by a book ~ The little mermaid
Creative Fingers #108 ~ ATG
Simply Create Too #108 ~ Ladies Only
Sweet Stampin' ~ Water, Water, Everywhere
Craft Your Passion #310 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 29 April 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #322 ~ Fairies or something enchanting

Good morning, sorry I'm running a little late this morning and rushing too as am off to work in about an hour and still loads to do so I shall jsut get on with it,  This weeks new challenge over at Crafty Catz is set by our wonderful Nick and she would like to see Fairies or something Enchanting.  We are sponsored by

Prize 3 digi images

For my card I have used 'Uncommon Friendship' from our sponsor, coloured with a mix of markers and sparkle pens which don't really show in the picture.  The backing paper is from Bearly Mine Designs and I used some bronze coloured metallic paper which I distressed with embossing powders to try and give it a bit of  rusty look.  Before adding it to the image I sandwiched a piece of embossed acetate between image and frame.  I was trying for the look of an old porthole, not sure I really got there!  I finished off the card with a sentiment from Sentimental Sundays and an anchor cut on the Cricut.
Here I have tried to get a picture showing the embossed acetate and sparkle (not easy! lol)
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Come And Get It #115 ~ Glitter and/or Bling
Robyn's Fetish #313 ~ ATG
Craft Your Passion #309 ~ ATG
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Inspired by a movie/book/song ~ The Little Mermaid
Tuesday Throwdown #291 ~ ATG
Creative Card Crew #111 ~ Embossing wet or dry
C.R.A.F.T #361 ~ Inspired by a book
Thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 25 April 2016

Hey Good looking ....

Whatcha got cookin'?  Well this post is a bit of a rush as I am very nearly out of time to play along with the  challenge over at The East Wind which is Make It 3D.  Well I was looking through my images trying to decide which to use when Fridays new image came up n my feed well I just couldn't resist so Aurora Little Baker and Love kitchen just fell into my basket and I started my card.  Unfortunately I had to work Sunday (10.00-22.00), sleep in and today (07.00-21.30) so I rushed home to get this finished, photographed and upload before the challenge finishes!  I have coloured using a mix of markers and everything that is 'stainless steel' has been given the Spectrum Noir Sparkle treatment! lol  I also printed the kitchen twice and fussy cut the Kitchen Aid, toaster, frying pan and cat separately and added them and Aurora using foam pads (need to get some thicker foam pads!)  Finished off with a computer generated sentiment.  Kept it all quite simple as I wanted the images to speak for themselves.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The East Wind #53 ~ Make it 3D
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Inspired by a book/song/film ~ Song Hey Good looking
4 Crafty Chicks #295 ~ F is for Food
Brown Sugar #195 ~ ATG
Creative Fingers #107 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by and now I'm off to bed as I'm back at work tomorrow at 07.00!

Friday, 22 April 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #321 ~ Add Lace

Good morning, it's Friday so it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Cindy has chosen the pretty theme of  'Add Lace' and we have a wonderful sponsor this week who is 

PRIZE....voucher code worth $6 to spend
Our sponsor also very kindly gave the DT some wonderful images to play along with.  I have used the lovely 'Polka Dot Pals Caroline'.  I've coloured her with a mix of markers and one of my fave colour combos of green and purple and added some sparkle pen to her boots and also to the fringed flower. The patterned paper is from First Editions Daydream pad teamed with some green cs.  The pale purple piece has been emobossed with some clouds, used some cloud die cuts a little stamped sentiment, some purple lace which was a charity shop buy a few years ago and I finished off with some gems and some glass bead stems.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Craft Your Passion #308 ~ ATG
Crazy Challenge #220 ~ Spring is here
Crafting For All Seasons #124 ~ TicTacToe ~ Sparkle, Lace, Girly and Sparkle, Digi image, Backing paper
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #87 (turned it on its side)
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 15 April 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #320 ~ Monochrome

Good morning, it's Friday and I've got a full weekend of work coming up so hopefully today I'll spend some time crafting but let's get down to business first as it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week the theme of 'Monochrome' has been chosen by the lovely Nina and we are sponsored by 
PRIZE.....3 DIGI IMAGES FROM ESTY STORE
BLOG.....http://starstampz.blogspot.co.uk/

The DT were given some wonderful images to play with, I have used 'Panda' and I opted for oranges, not a colour I use very often as a main colour but I like how it turned out.  The image is coloured with a mix of markers, the bg paper is from Raspberry Road Designs, I embossed a panel of black cs, sentiment is from Sentimental Sundays and I finished off with a wooden panda button and some orange thread.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ Anything Goes
Robyns Fetish #311 ~ Add A Sentiment
Come And Get It ~ Bright Colours
Craft Your Passion #307 ~ ATG
Crafty Boots ~ Use A Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz #20 ~ Use an embossing folder
4 Crafty Chicks #294 ~ Get Well
Thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 11 April 2016

A Little Light Music

Thought I'd play along with the current challenge over at Club Kenny K which is ATG with a twist to use one of the 2 freebies which are available, one is via the newsletter and one is a Club Kenny K member exclusive.  I have used 'Tori Famous' and printed her directly onto a large tag.  I decided to go with a monochrome theme.  I added some ticket die cuts and the music die cut was given to me. The sentiment I got a couple of years ago as a freebie from Sentimental Sundays and I thought it worked well with this image. Finished off with some spotty ribbon.
I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons #123 ~ Die cuts/punches
Brown Sugar #193 ~ ATG
A Gem Of A Challenge #166 ~ Don't be square
Not Just Cards #31 ~April ~ ATG
Crafty Boots ~ Use a Sentiment
Craft Your Passion #307 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Saturday, 9 April 2016

A Wall Hanging

Been working on a new project over the past couple of days using an amazing image from the uber talented Unky of The East Wind and what's also awesome is that this is this months newsletter freebie!  I have to admit that it took me a while to colour, I'm still trying to get better at faces so this is an ideal image! and to top it off my Copic E00 literally ran dry while I was colouring, I knew it was running out but really!  Anyway got it completed and am pleased with how it coloured up, still need more practice but getting there.  There is a fab challenge on over at TEW at the moment too which is Steampunk/Industrial/Metal. I think I've ended up with a bit of all three.  Steampunk always goes down well in our house and this wall hanging will be off to London when Ria goes back to uni.  I have used a piece of coloured mountboard that is actually an offcut from my local picture framers.  I get it for free as it is pieces he would normally throw away which he has to pay to get rid off so every now and again I pop in and come out with a box full of scraps!  The paper is from Bearly Mine Designs and I have used various Cricut cuts and the sizzix cog die which I have heat embossed several times using black, silver, copper and antique gold powders.  Also embossed the edges of the panel using copper and antique gold powders.  I added the metal clips (which I was sent from America a few years ago and never found the right project till now!) which spell out 'wish', 'dream' and 'adventure'.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #306 ~ ATG
Creative Card Crew #110 ~ Die Cuts
Crafting For All Seasons #123 ~ Die cuts/punches
As You Like It ~ Favourite Non Card Project (and Why)  I loved making this wall hanging for a couple of different reasons, I love Steampunk (as does my daughter), loved the challenge of colouring the face and love it as it's a gift for my daughter to take back to uni with her.
The East Wind #52 ~ Steampunk/industrial/metal
Brown Sugar #193 ~ ATG
Creative Fingers #106 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x