Sunday, 18 January 2015

U Rock!

Trying to squeeze in some more crafting before having to go to work tomorrow and thought I'd use the fab freebie from KennyK that was available in December, the wonder Dixie Daisy.  I have coloured her with a mix of copics and spectrums with a touch of dark red stardust in her hair which doesn't really show up in the pic!  Matted her and the sentiment which is from Crafty Sentiments on some scraps of holographic mirriboard, the background glittery circles paper is from DCWV Glitter Stack (almost down to scraps with that pad too) Added some ribbon, a bow and flowers, which were also cut from some scraps and I added liquid pearls to the centres.  Right off to see if I can fit some more cards in tonight!




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #42 ~ Anything Goes #3
Papertake Weekly ~ Its all new ~ image and liquid pearls
Creative Inspirations #296 ~ Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #229 ~ Flowers
Simply Create Too #77 ~ Happy Mothers Day or for a female
Aloha Friday Challenges #39 ~ Use your scraps
Brown Sugar #129 ~ Birthday for a girl
Creative Fingers #63 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #89 ~ Anything Goes
Kenny K's Krafty Krew #187 ~ Anything Goes (twist You are special)
TFL

Friday, 16 January 2015

Crafty Catz challenge #262 ~ New beginnings

Happy Friday everyone, it's the start to the weekend Yay!  Sadly for me though this means I am back to work on Monday having recuperated after my operation so less time to spend in my craft room but I shall just have to make the most of the time I do get in here! lol  Anyway as it's Friday that means a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week the wonderful Carol has picked our theme and it's new beginnings, so new baby, new home, you get the idea lol we have a fabulous sponsor for you this week in the shape of ...
For my card I went with a New Job theme and I have used 2 digi stamps from the Greeting Farm and joined them together to make one, the background paper is from Raspberry Road Designs and as it had a creamy base to it I printed the image (mixture of dressy Edward and dressy Ebony) onto some cream paper I had and had to colour carefully as there was a certain amount of bleeding going on!  I coloured with copics and spectrum pens & pencils, the hair didn't blend as well as I would have liked but the suit got some nice texture to to it.  The sentiment was cut on the Cricut and the stars are all from the one starburst die by JS and I finished off with a little black liquid pearl on the flower on her hairband.



















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Girly but NO pink
A Gem of a challenge #135 ~ Something new ~ New Job
Crafty Boots ~ Out with the old in with the new ~ all stash is old except the liquid pearls (got 12 of them! pastels and brights! lol they are getting everywhere!)
Crafty Cardmakers #130 ~ Something old, Something New, ~ Old stash except for the liquid pearls
Papertake Weekly ~ Its all new ~ New job, new liquid pearls
The Paper Shelter #186 ~ Punches and/or dies
Fab 'n' Funky #242 ~ Something New ~ New job, new liquid pearls
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come along and play with the Crafty Catz xx 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

OOh I was very lucky to win the Button Up challenge over at The East Wind and I got to choose 3 images as my prize, it took me ages to choose which 3 and once I had them I couldn't wait to have a play.  For this card I have used Aurora Reindeer, I saw lots of beautiful cards using this image in the run up to Christmas so I have used her here just as a winter greeting, so it's suitable for a winter birthday or just to say hello.  I have coloured her using copics and spectrum pens & pencils and I added glamour dust to her coat and hat.  I have embossed the background cs with snowflakes then rubbed over with espresso ink on a cotton ball, the edges of the image and pc generated sentiment have also been inked and I finished off with some green liquid pearls.



















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #62 ~ Anything Goes #3
Art by Miran #23 ~ Anything Goes #2
Allsorts #293 ~ New & Cute
Sentimental Sundays #241 ~ Winter sparkle
Great Impressions ~ January ~ Snow friends
Love to Create #149 ~ Add some snowflakes
Crafting from the Heart #42 ~ Anything Goes #2
Tuesday Throwdown #227 ~ Sketch
TFL

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Hola little Pablo

And that is the limit of my spanish! lol  I recently won a challenge over at Brown Sugar and the prize was 3 images from Lacy Sunshine and when I saw sweet little Pablo I couldn't resist and just had to get on and make a card with him.  I chose to go WoW and as a result wanted to keep Pablo quite pastel in colour, he is coloured with copics and spectrums.  The background, branches and flower are all cut on the Cricut (the branches and flower using my new cartridge picturesque) I embossed and banner shaped piece with stars and then used a label die from Crafty Sentiments Designs to cut the computer generated sentiment to which I added a couple of flat backed pearls.  The flower has been put together with a brad and foam pads for a little more dimension.  And there you have it!




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #62 ~ Anything Goes #2
Sister Act Card Challenge #88 ~ Anything Goes #2
Art By Miran #23 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts #293 ~ New & Cute ~ new image, new cartridge for Cricut
Come and Get It ~ Humorous 
The Cutie Pie #83 ~ White on White and oh so cute
Crafting From the Heart #42 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ its all new ~ Image and Cricut cartridge
Creative Card Crew #78 ~ For a child
TFL

Getting Girly over at Crafty Sentiments

Good morning all, did you see Suzette on C&C the other day?  She was great and those new stamps are gorgeous.  Well it's Tuesday so it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and this week is my last card as a DT member as after over 4 years I have come to the decision to step down.

The theme this week is 'Girly' and I have used the adorable Lets Celebrate.  The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs (sadly no longer trading)  I coloured the image using copics and spectrum pens & pencils, I used the feathering technique for colouring her dress then cut her out using a teardrop die and cut another bigger one from printed vellum to mat her onto.   I have added some white feathers, clear gem strands, die cut flower, stamped sentiment and lots of pastel blue liquid pearls.




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon #271 ~ Sparkle & Shine
The Paper Shelter #185 ~ Winter Blues
Ruby's Rainbow #95 ~ what did Santa bring ~ liquid pearls
Crafty Creations #280 ~ Brrr the blues #2
Simply Create Too #76 ~ Let's Celebrate
Creative Fingers #62 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #88 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #208 ~ Blue Tones
TFL

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Skating by ..

Been having a quiet play in the craft room tonight, making the most of it as I'm due back to work on the 19th so got to fit in as much as I can, kinda got used to not being at work having had all this time off due to my thumb op and thought I'd share the card I made.  I used this cutie from The Paper Shelter and coloured her using spectrum pens & pencils, papers are First Editions Neroli, the arch she is mounted on was cut on the Cricut as were the corners, added some lace, gems, stamped sentiment and finished off with some pastel blue liquid pearls.




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Come & Get It ~ Snow Much Fun
Emerald Faeries #63 ~ All about the bling
Crafty Boots ~ out with the old (lace) in with the new (liquid pearls and picturesque Cricut Cartridge)
Crafting from the heart #41 ~ Anything Goes #3
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes #2
Die Cuttin' Divas #197 ~ Sketch
Little Red Wagon #271 ~ Sparkle & Shine
The Paper Shelter #185 ~ Winter Blues
Crafty Creations #280 ~ Brrrr the blues
Simply Create Too #76 ~ Lets Celebrate #2
TFL

Friday, 9 January 2015

Crafty Catz #261 ~ Polka Dots

Good morning, time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it's the turn of the very talented Cindy and she wants to see 'Polka Dots' and our fabulous sponsor is 



The prize will be a 10$ Gift voucher

The DT were given some wonderful designs to inspire you with.  I chose to use the sentiment and make it the focal point of my card, not something I do very often but I am pleased with how this turned out. The papers are First Edition Blank Canvas and the plain blue pieces I embossed with a raindrop fiskars embossing plate.  I distressed the edges and then cut a cloud using a Quikcutz die and gently inked the edges then added some pastel pink beads using invisible thread and raised the cloud on foam pads. A nice and simple card (like me then!) but I like it, hope you can join us this week.




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Love to Create #148 ~ Anything Goes #2
Not Just Cards #10 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #41 ~ Anything Goes #2
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Having a Cuppa

Been having a play with an image I bought from The East Wind recently, she is called 'Lucy Loo Morning Coffee' I have coloured her with copics and Spectrum pens & pencils, she was great fun to colour.  I've used Kraft cs and papers from Bearly Mine Designs, the label die is from Crafty Sentiments Designs to which I have added a couple of little skull brads then finished off with die cut flowers and little wooden buttons.  The sentiment is a stamp from TGF.  This is a card for a friend of Ria's who is about to turn 17, she has long blond hair and loves animals so I thought this would suit her just fine. lol




















I've included a close up of the  fabulous image




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #227 ~ Celebration
The East Wind #22 Button Up
Simply Create Too #76 ~ Let's Celebrate ~ Friends birthday
Art By Miran #22 ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' ~ New ~ Images and papers
Gem Of A Challenge #135 ~ Something New ~ New image and papers
TFL