Friday, 15 July 2016

Fantasy Crafters Challenge #1

Morning all!  Are you all still around or have you all gone out to "Catch em all?"  Yep I've joined those ranks myself haha!  I've never played pokemon before so a lot to learn but it will get me and my boy out in the great outdoors!

Anyway I have some exciting news!  Its the FIRST challenge of the new Fantasy Crafters Challenge Blog starting today where almost anything goes - so long as its fantasy related!  Ooooh!

For our starting challenge I have used Snapdragon Sprite by Aurora Wings coloured with promarkers.  I couldn't decide what colour to do her so used the rainbow!

As she is sooooo loud I wanted to keep papers to a minimum and just chose a striped rainbow one and left it at that.  She was a real pleasure to colour too :)

Anyway please pop on over to Fantasy Crafters and look at the gorgeous work by the DT and join in!

I'd like to enter into...

Aurora wings - favourite colour (Who doesn't like rainbow!)
Creatalicious - Anything goes optional flowers
Crafty Catz - Add bling
Crafting with friends - Anything goes
Simply papercraft - anything goes
Creative moments - anything goes
The Crafty addicts - anything goes
Fairy Tale - Summer

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Anything Goes with Optional Summer memories at Crafts and Me

Morning all!  Had a really busy couple of weeks, OH been unwell, work busy busy and been rescuing bats!  We heard a funny noise all day in the lounge and couldn't quite pin down what or where it was so went hunting round and realised it was coming from the uplighters and noticed a shadow in there.  OH looked and it was two teeny pipistrelle bats!  No idea how they got in, little top window had been open but it also has blinds there.  They were safely released after taking some advice from a bat rescue.  Next day Delilah brought another one in, as I walked towards it, it looked at me and squeaked!  Rescued that and gently cleaned off the cobwebs and took it to the local vets who've passed onto to bat rehabilitation.

I have a card to share today as it is an ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL SUMMER MEMORIES at Crafts & Me challenge this month.  I've used Nature Sprite portrait 2 by Sara Burrier for this and coloured with promarkers.  I then went over with coloursoft pencil, blending around the edges to make it pop.  I've stamped the word bloom which was a freebie from a mag and added distress ink to the corners and overstamped them with the flowers stamp from the same freebie.

Hope you can join us for our challenge this month!

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Obviously my favs are promarkers, I find them easy to hold, are affordable, have a wide range of colours and you get great results.  I also used coloursoft pencil as these can add another layer of depth and also because my blending oil is parma violet flavour so using the pencils smells nice lol!

Friday, 3 June 2016

Fantasy Crafters DT Call

Morning all, hope you're all having a nice day.  I'll be in the office slaving away!

I want to tell you about a new monthly challenge blog starting in July for all things Fantasy.  You know how much I just love fairies, mermaids and all the fantasy images?  Well I thought there are lots more like me out there who just love this kind of thing so I'm starting up a new challenge blog specifically for it.

I wanted to do it sponsored sometimes, but not every time so that team members have the chance to fully express themselves without limitation and just enjoy the creativity and other times using selected sponsors that I know the team will fully enjoy.

Sounds like something you'd like?

Pop over to the DT Call at Fantasy Crafters Challenge and find out more!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Calendar Girls Crafty Challenge Launch

Good Evening, hope you're enjoying the sun!  Been lovely since last week here in sunny Wales, really it doesn't rain as much as you'd think!

I'm back with my launch card for the new blog - Calendar Girls Crafty Challenge who've launched today with the theme of Father's Day.  For this I've used a sponsor image by Sheepski Designs called Seraphina's Heart.

I've coloured with promarkers and distressed with vintage photo distress ink.  The embellishment at the bottom is stampboard with layers of red and gold moonglow embossing powders then whilst hot I've pressed in a swirl stamp (Add versamark and let it cool before removing, they must also be rubber not acrylic!)  I've then added gold peel off lettering and some nail head dots.

Do come on over and join in the challenge, we'd love to see you!

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Anything Goes with Optional Shabby Chic/Vintage

Its challenge time again at Crafts & Me and this month it is an Anything Goes with optional shabby chic / vintage.  For this I've gone for a favourite image that looks fab in any colour combo despite being called "Violet Pixie" which is by Sara Burrier.  I thought I'd go for an afro caribbean fairy this time and played around with a few shades of copics, heres the list below

Skin - E11, E33, E25, E29
Hair - E33, Y11, E25

I really love this image, she's so versatile :)  The sentiment came as a magazine freebie a while back which I thought suited.  I've added gold distressing around the edges and on the flowers with a gold dauber and the papers are from a stack Ive had for years!

I'd like to enter into