Thursday 30 June 2011

Happy Birthday at Crafts & Me

Its a birthday theme over at Crafts & Me this week and turn of the dynamite digi team to host and for this I've used one of the brand new digis called Deevonne which of course is by Hannah Lynn and will be released on 1st July.

I was in a colourful mood making this as one of my orange lilies just flowered so I went with really bright colours of orange, yellow and pinks.  I also found a freebie from Bearly mine which was the colours I had in mind and went with a stars and stripes theme.

Image is coloured with promarkers and derwent coloursoft pencil.  I've also added a pic of her in progress further down so you can see how the end result turns out from the seemingly messy start!

I'd like to enter this into...

Ellephantastic - Sketch
Craft Room Challenge - Summer Birthdays
Crazy Challenge - Beautiful Women
Daisy Doodles -Stars & Stripes
Ooh la la - Summer flowers
Birthday Sundaes = Stars & Stripes
Crafty Pad - Bold & Bright
Dream Valley - Ribbon

In progress!  I started with some blush and coral on the skin and my lightest yellow (buttercup) orange (amber) and pink (baby pink)  I then blend the skin with ivory and repeat adding in more colours like soft peach and sandstone and add darker shades to the yellow, orange and pink and use the lightest to blend.

I'm off down to a bike rally for the weekend tommoz and OH has just gone down to pick my bike up then he'll be riding it back, going back down in car so he can pick his bike back up!  He's bought me a Suzuki GSX750F his mate was selling so I just need to pass my test now lol!  It'll give us time to do any work needed but here she is!  They're known as The Teapot, you can see it lol!  What shall I call her?

Monday 27 June 2011

Spots & Stripes at Crafty Cardmakers

Evening all!  There is a fab new challenge this fortnight over at Crafty Cardmakers set by Donna who has chosen Spots & Stripes yay!  There is a £10 prize from One Stop Card Crafts up for grabs too!

For this I used an image by SUREYA from her open colouring book on Deviant Art, this one is Keicea and coloured with promarkers using my normal skin tones (ivory, blush, coral, soft peach) hair was vanilla, cocoa and umber and dress I used buttercup, primrose, mustard, gold and amber I think with some caramel in the shadows to tone the amber down.
Papers are Bearly Mine digital and the sentiment I've had forever and I think was a freebie saved for best as you do lol!

Would lke to enter into...

Totally Papercrafts - Spots & Stripes
Rainbow lady - digi
I love promarkers - anything goes
Southern girls - anything goes
Deep ocean challenge - flowers
Inspirational card sketches - sketch
Cooking it up with Katie - Sketch, yellow, birthday

Thought I'd also show this one I made for one of Ethan's friends.  Ethan chose the design and I coloured it!  Was from one of the disney free colouring pages somewhere.  I'm more used to colouring people so was a challenge for me!  For the coloured bits on mater I used denim and china blue with tea, mint and soft green, that seemed to be the closest match.  The rust-eze sign is back to front hey ho!  I also added glaze to parts of it to make them stand out more :)


Friday 24 June 2011


HEHE Its the mean old challenge again called FLASHBACK FRIDAY!  If you've not taken part its where you post up your first blogged card of a given theme.  I think all us oldies should take part to encourage the newbies!

The theme this time is "Summer Colours"
Now I've already shown my first ones that would be summer colours for the stitching challenge (Here if you want a laugh again) so I shall go to next in line. 

I'll show a few from FEBRUARY 2008 :)

This one is from 1st Feb HERE and probably my first round card and I made a matching keyring too - go me!

They aren't so bad for a flashback so I've dug around in February some more to bring you these corkers!

This one is from 23rd February 2008 and interestingly I just did this stamp yesterday so look on post below - I think I'm a bit better at colouring now ;)


Come here there's more!  My 1st Sugar Nellies!

And another Tilda - Oh dear!

All these are February 2008 - HERE if you want to see the write ups too coz theyre just as bad lol!

Also in that month I had my sexing scan with Molly Moo - She's 3 today!


Thursday 23 June 2011

Couple of challenges

Helloooo!  Got a couple to share today, been run off my feet the last week as both kids were sick and I've got well I dont know but my ears are ringing and I feel dizzy all the time so hopefully we'll all be right as rain soon as its the Mookins 3rd birthday on Friday so hoping for a nice weekend so she can play in the new house we got her.  She absolutely loves houses so I'm sure it will be well loved!

Having problems with pics so finding a way round it so addng them via photobucket!

First up its a new challenge over at Bearly Mine and this fortnight the theme is "Summertime"  For this I've been itching to use the bold print with the flowers on from the spring blossoms set coupled with the spots one from the spring mix set and the very summery gingham.
I've used an old Tilda stamp for this coloured with promarkers with glitter glue on the stars.

I'd like to enter into...

TOMIC - Summertime
ASFOS - Ribbons & Bows
Anything goes challenge - Here comes the summer
House of gilli - Ribbons & Bows
Ribbon carousel - colouring & ribbon
Emerald Faeries - Petals




Skin - Ivory, blush, coral, caramel, rose pink
Hair - Vanilla, cocoa, umber
Pinks - Pastel pink, antique rose, salmon
Turquoise - Pastel green, tea green, turquoise
Shadows - Cool grey 2 & 4
Punch - Martha stewart french scroll
Papers - Bearly Mine
Ribbon - ebay
Flowers - Papermania
Text - PC Printed

Also sharing this one which is for Crafty Cardmakers - The Spotlight Challenge and is or the theme "Sentimental"
For this I stamped and embossed a hero arts sentiment then cut out an oval shape (I dont have oval nesties so its a stencil)  I've framed it with tapestry stamps, I do love those, took me a while to get them to look as nice as the samples in the shops mind but persevere lol!  Kept this quite simple with some crystal sticky gems :)

Friday 17 June 2011

Bling it on

Evening all!  Not been around much since Tuesday, too much stuff going on at the ranch with school meetings, meltdowns and the usual stuff!

Got one to show today for Crafts & Me Challenge this week which I chose as Bling it On, we want to see sparkles and bling bling.  I'm trying out a new style at the mo which is basically flat cards with few embellishment, not quite CAS or PAS but the focus is on the image like this one here.   I used a digi by Sara Burrier called Twilight Lily Fae, coloured with promarkers.  I placed the jpg version onto the digital background scene by Bearly Mine then erased the white off the wings to make it transparent (Note! If you add a PNG version over the digi background your image will be transparent so use the jpg version which is white so you can colour it!)
I've added glitter and gems to the wing and headband and glitter glue all around the edge of the card then layered onto gold holographic paper then black magic coredinations (yellow core)  Quite a simple make as I wanted to try out this style and I like how the digi background does all the work and ties in great with the image.

Would like to enter into...

Make it colourful - Blue (yay!)
Simon says stamp - distress/torn (Distressed coredinations)
Lexis - No sentiment
Bunny Zoes - Fairies
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge
Paper Pretties - One layer (Not sure if it qualifies as its matted?)

Friday 10 June 2011

A forest friend

Afternoon all!  Been really busy this week so just catching a few minutes whilst I have superman and the tooth fairy running round the garden! 
Have this one to show you today and its a new gorgeous digi by Sara Burrier called Forest Fairy from Crafts & Me and she's gorgeous!  I've got some different effects to show you on this next week so keep an eye out :)

I coloured with promarkers and hand drew the background also with promarkers then stamped a couple of pine trees on the edges.  Papers are from Bearly Mine (simply dots and summer stripes)

Well I'm off to watch superman 4 with the kids, my lad is obsessed lol! 

Would like to enter into...

Flutterby Wednesday - Dots
Creative Belli - Branches
Digital Tuesday - Outdoors/in the garden
Make it colourful - Cast your shadows
Digistamps for Joy -Wings
Crafty Pad - Stripes
Creations by Gill M - Pink & Green plus flowers

On own before I added the background

Promarkers used:

Skin tones - Ivory, blush, caramel, coral
Hair - Vanilla, caramel, cocoa, umber
Dress - Meadow, grass, pine, holly, cool grey 5
Wings - Baby pink, buttercup, rose pink, sakura stardust (clear)
Blender pen

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Anything Goes at Bearly Mine

Afternoon all!  Its your favourite challenge this week over at Bearly Mine and the theme is an Anything Goes!
For this I used an image by Wee Stamps called Wee Suzi and she's coloured with promarkers and sakura stardust pens.  Papers are Simply Dots and Spring Blossoms by Bearly Mine Designs.  As usual there are some fab prizes up for grabs - a $15 voucher from Whimsey Stamps, 2 digi sets from Bearly Mine and 4 rolls of ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons!

I'd like to enter into...

Craft Room Challenge - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesdays - In the garden/Outdoors
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
Card Cupids -  More than 3 layers

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Punch it Out!

My old mucker Sheilakins has chosen the theme of 'Punch it out' over at Crafts & Me this week!  She's also leaving us for a little while but will be coming back yay! 
For this I used a digi by Sara Burrier called Natalie and she's available at Crafts & Me here

I kept this one very plain with no DP's and just used my martha punch on the edge and used a lot of tiny details to make up for the lack of dp's and fussy stuff!  If you look closely there are the teeniest gems as an earring, these are nail art gems you can get in a set at poundland and they are absolutely tiny!  There are gems on the mask, flowers and butterflies and a gem brad.  The punched butterflies are 3 punches with a dark blue one at the bottom then 3d' with one punched from a DP with a tiny one on top so 3 layers. 

The actual digi comes with a plain dress below the loops so I added in some pleats with promarkers and jazzed the loops up with a sparkly sakura stardust pen.  Had a lot of fun colouring this one as I love doing skin tone and she's plenty of that!  (Promarker list at foot of page)

The big ribbon flower is easy to make; Cut a circle of card, add glue dots then cut 8 strips of ribbon long enough to be folded over.  Stick one end of the robbon down, make a loop then secure other end.  Repeat to make a cross shape and add more glue dots then do the x shape to get all 8 strips on.  Add something interesting to the centre and thats it!  If you use a button as the centre you'll hit several challenges as buttons and bows comes up quite a lot ;)

Would like to enter into...

I love promarkers - Sparkly bling
Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbon
Sparkles forum - something metal (bead cap & brad)
Emerald Faeries - Lots of bling
Flutterby Wednesday - Open week

Promarkers used:

Skin - Ivory, blush, coral, peach, tan
Dress & Mask - French navy, pastel blue, sky blue, true blue, black
Hair - Ice grey 1, 4 & 5, cool grey 5, black
Leaves - Lush
Lips & flowers - baby pink, fuschia, mulberry