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Monday, 31 January 2011

Penny Black cuties

I love this sweet image from Penny Black and haven't used it in a while. So I decided to use it to enter the Penny Black Saturday Challenge  # 136 - this week its a sketch by Pauline, a particularly nice one, I might add.
My paper is from a Docrafts pad, along with plain card and white card embossed with swiss dots.

I coloured the image with copics and shaded around it with Prisma pencils. The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps and the flowers from Wild Orchid.
I will also be entering this card into

Sunday, 30 January 2011

All white card

I made this card for the Wags n Whiskers Challenge #46 - White.
I used plain white card, two strips were punched both sides using a Martha Stewart punch and I cut a fancy square using a Nestibilities pendant die.

Another of my favorite Sugar Nellie images, coloured with Copics and Prismas.
Finishing touches were white ribbon, white pearls from The Hobby House and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.
I am also entering this card into Stamp, scrap and Doodles challenge - Who want to see the use of punches.


Saturday, 29 January 2011

Love....Sugar Nellie

This is my card for The Sugar Bowl challenge #52. This week its a sketch by Marie Therese with the optional theme - Love.
I chose papers from K and Co in lemon and green so that I can also enter it into the Colour Create Challenge #63 who want to see cards made using, you've guessed it, lemon, green and white.

I chose this beautiful image from Sugar Nellie's Adorable range, as I am totally in love with them, I can't stop colouring them, they are just so gorgeous. I used Copics and had a play with my new Prisma pencils.
Therefore I will enter it into Totally Gorjuss challenge # 65 - As you like it.
I finished off by embellishing with punched out swirls and a couple of different style flowers. This means I can enter it into the Crafty catz weekly challenge - flowers.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

To my valentine

My card today is on a romantic theme. It is based on the sketch over on Inspirational Card Sketches. I turned it and used a heart shape instead of the large circle. I used some more free papers and the red card I got on sale from Create and Craft. I inked all the edges with Distress Ink, to give a bit of a distressed look.

I chose this sweet image from Penny Black, coloured it with Copics and added a red glaze to the rose and a hand written message to the tag.

I finished off by adding a die cut heart, with a stamped sentiment and some elegant red pearls, from The Hobby House.
I am going to enter this card into these challenges;
Penny Black Saturday Challenge #135 January sales - I bought my card stock on sale from C+C and my new Copics and pearls, not in sale but just bought.
The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Distressing - edges of paper and card
Crafty catz weekly challenge Forgotten stamp - I haven't used this Penny Black stamp in ages

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Double Anya card

I thought I would have a go at masking and stamping multiple images today.
I stamped my sitting Miss Anya - dressy set, first, then covered her with a mask, then stamped the armchair from Whiff of Joy, then covered the chair with a mask and finally stamped the standing Miss Anya, also from dressy set.
I followed Jeanette's sketch over at Friday Sketchers, but as my image was so large, I had to make my card bigger 8x8 and so my circles look much smaller than on the sketch. 
I used Copics to colour the image, and practiced making creases or movement in the skirt and hat. Think I need more practice, not quite right yet.
 
I used some more of the free papers I got from a magazine. I'm determined to use up some of my patterned papers, I've got loads and loads, but still keep going out and buying more. It is my addiction !
I finished with some lace raffia, ribbon and flowers all from stash.

I am entering this card into these challenges;
Anyone for Anya who want to see 2 images
Friday Sketchers #138 Jeanette's sketch
Totally Gorjuss -Hot, hot, hot colours
Our Creative Corner Three muskateers colour challenge
The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge Its a couple thing
Top Tip Tuesday - Fabulous flowers

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Suppa Star...

This is my card to enter into this weeks Kenny K krafty girlz challenge #29 a sketch by Bev. I followed the sketch but instead of a circle I used a star, hope you dont mind Bev. I embossed some of the stars with the swiss dots embossing folder.

I coloured the Rock chick image from Kenny K with Copics

Added some ribbon and a couple of music related charms and a few extra stars. As I have used the colours blue and brown I am going to enter it into this weeks Stamp with fun challenge #95 -  Blue and brown

Monday, 24 January 2011

Cherish the moment

Here's my card for this weeks  Sketch Saturday #139. I used this beautiful Fairie Poppet stamp because she is so cute and pretty.
The papers were free from a papercrafting magazine, sorry I can't remember which one it was a good time ago.
I coloured her with Copics and added glitter to her wings, although you can't see it in the picture.

The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps -Birthday letter seals. I finished with ribbon and flowers from stash.
I would like to enter it into a few challenges
Sketch Saturday sketch #139 
 The ABC challenge M is for Magical
Cute Card Thursday #148 - Recipe 1,2,3 - I used 1 ribbon, 2 stamps, 3 patterned paper.
Wags n Whiskers Challenge #45 Fairy Special

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Hello cupcake

 Here's a card I made using one of the Lili of the valley images, Hello Cupcake and circular sentiments. I just love this one its so cute. I followed the sketch on Lili of the valley challenge #81 by Dawny P. I used my cuttlebug to die cut the image and couple of layers and put one through using the swirls embossing folder.
I coloured with Copics and used Distress inks around edge. Then I finished with flowers and ribbon.
I am entering this card into these challenges.
 Lili of the valley challenge #81 Sketch by Dawny P
Truly Scrumptious challenge #49 Brown, pink and green
Simon says stamp challenge Bingo - Die cutting, dry embossing and ribbon



What an amazing week ! I'm so excited....

Earlier this week I discovered that I had a card published in Simply cards and Papercrafts magazine. I thought that was good then last night even better news, I have been chosen as a DT member to join the very talented design team on the ABC challenge blog. I am absolutely thrilled and so excited. Can't wait to get started. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Pretty in pink

 I made this card to enter into the Anyone for Anya challenge, this weeks is Pretty Bows.
I used a very pretty K & Co paper along with some plain blue card.
I stamped this pretty image and coloured with Copics, then cut her out with a oval nestie leaving her legs sitting out the shape.
I added a satin pink ribbon and bow, a sentiment from LOTV- Circular sentiments and 3 Prima flowers with gem centres.
I am also entering this into Colour Create Challenge #62 as the colours this week are -Pink, blue, white and grey with optional flowers and gems.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Pink sparkle ballet cat

 A quick card to enter the Penny Black Saturday Challenge They have a Card buffet on the table. I chose Patterned paper, ribbon, 3 gems and 3 buttons, but because I'm very greedy I added an extra button,(well they are only tiny). I followed Mona's sketch over at Stamp with fun challenge #94.
The cute Ballet cat from Penny Black was coloured with Sakura gelly rolls, pink glittery pen. See how she sparkles !

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Card in a Magazine

Just a quick post to say apparently I have a card in the readers gallery of Simply cards and Papercrafts issue 80. I had no idea until this morning when I received a gift from them with a compliment slip. I had cancelled my subscription last month as I finished work and was trying to economise. I am on my way out now to find a copy and find out which card it is. Happy days!

Just Chillin

  I wanted to make a card for this weeks Kenny K krafty girlz  challenge  and also wanted to try out my new mini sewing machine.
I stitched the patterned paper to mirri card and thought it looked a bit like denim jeans, so I cut out a pocket shape and stitched around that too adding eyelets to the corners. I stamped the good times sentiment and ticket stamp, then used the die, to cut it out, all from Whimsy Stamps.
 I printed the Troublemaker digi image and coloured her using Copics.
Lastly I added a sentiment. I really like it, but I do feel there is something missing, not sure what.?
I would also like to enter it into Top Tip Tuesday challenge -All Sentimental 

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Just a splash of red

 Firstly let me apologise for these pictures, I must have taken 20, but just couldn't get the light right.
I used a Papermania paper and for the smaller panel, I stamped a background stamp-leaf flourish on to silver mirri card and embossed with silver, I then aged it by rubbing over with black ink and edged it with C9 copic marker.
 I stamped my Sugar Nellie image with Memento and coloured in with shades of grey C1, C3, C,5 Copics. I inked the edge with Black Soot Distress ink. I did the same to the sentiment also from Sugar Nellie - Circular Sentiments.

I finished off by layering 4 flowers and adding a red pearl to the centre and a lush rich red satin ribbon bow.

I am entering this card into these challenges;
Our Creative Corner which is a simple sketch and they want you to Dress it up.
Wild Orchid Challenge #15 Lets get sentimental
Cupcake Craft Challenge #125 - Weddings
Papertake Weekly Ribbons and Pearls

Sunday, 16 January 2011

In the words of Britney Spears 'Oops I did it again'

Will I ever learn? After spending an hour colouring in 'Grace standing' another digi image from Sugar Nellie, I cut her out with a Nestibilities die, after using sticky tape yesterday to hold the image and ripping it, I just carefully placed this one on my cuttlebug, no tape, and ended up cutting off the top of her head and ribbons. So then I had to run it back through using a smaller die to cut off her shoes and even it up. I must remember to cut out my images before I start colouring them.
I followed the sketch for the  Sketch Saturday challenge #138.
I am also entering this card into the Allsorts challenge #86 to use the colours Teal Blue and Brown 

I coloured my image using Copic markers, I didnt have a teal blue, but this is as close as I could get.
The flowers are Primas with card candy centres and the ribbon is from stash.
The sentiment is LOTV circular sentiments.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

A challenge card and something new.

I made this card following the sketch on Friday Sketchers challenge #137.
Also I am entering it into the  Cute Card Thursday challenge #147 Monochrome 
 I went with shades of brown, The papers are from a Papermania pad and the Penny Black image was coloured with Copics.
The sentiment stamp is another from Lili of the Valley - For You Circular Sentiments stamp plate. I used some Raffia Lace that I found when I was tidying up last week and a scrap of satin ribbon.

This is my new custom made stamp from Whimsy Stamps, isnt it fab? I feel so professional stamping this on the back of my cards.

Playing with Copics


My Copic markers arrived yesterday and I couldnt wait to play. I had also downloaded some of the adorable Sugar Nellie digi's stamps from Funky Kits, so decided to try them out too.
After spending an hour colouring the very beautiful Verity, I made the mistake of putting a little bit of tape on the edge of the nestie to hold the image in place whilst I cut it out, and when I removed it I tore the bottom of the card. Can you spot the strategically placed orange swirl ?
The paper is K and Co, I chose these colours because its so dull outside lately and they brightened up my day.
The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the flowers from stash.
I would like to enter this card into The Sugar Bowl challenge #51- this week its Kiki's sketch and the theme is Birthdays.
Also Stamp Something challenge as this week its Anything goes.
The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge who want to see what you have been making with your -New Things
Totally Papercrafts challenge #49 Happy Birthday
Totally Gorjuss This weeks challenge #63 Cuddly, who wouldn't want to cuddle this little sweetheart?
Copic Creations #42 - Whats New, both the image and all my Copics are new.

Friday, 14 January 2011

My first Kenny K krafty girlz challenge

 I have just downloaded some of these amazing digi stamps from the Kenny K range and couldn't wait to use them, so I am entering this into Kenny K krafty girlz Challenge #26 - Love You


I coloured using Promarkers. The papers are from Papermania, an old pad that I found in my stash. I found lots of patterned papers when I was tidying my craft room, and I'm determined to start using it up before buying any more.

I added some roses, rosebuds, a satin flower found in stash, some ribbon pieces and a couple of heart charms.

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