Wednesday 24 September 2014

Aurora Wings

Divas By Design have a new challenge starting today & the theme is All That Glitters & is sponsored by my favourite craft shop Sir Stamp A Lot.
I am very slowly working through a skin & hair class over at Kit & Clowder & whilst I was waiting for some feedback, I decided to challenge myself & see what I could colour. Now I would not even have tried to colour an image like this a few weeks ago. I know the hair is pants, but had not moved onto hair before doing this lol. Really pleased with the flowers & the skin is not bad either. You cant see a lot of the glitter, but I promise it is there, on the bubbles, dotted all over the image. All coloured with Promarkers, using the fine nibs as well.
The corner dies areCheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco, apart from that, there is nothing else on the image.
Entering the following challenges
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Anything Goes

Sunday 21 September 2014

Another Christmas card

Its the 21st again, so my turn to make an inspiration post for you to showcase Donna's lovely digi papers, at Bearly Mine, which can be found over here.
I am slowly making my Christmas cards & this year trying to keep them in envelopes, as I had to make so many boxes last year & do not want a repeat lol.
This was a free image from years ago that I picked up, I'm sorry, I have no idea whom to give credit to. I coloured it with Promarkers. Its a simple card, the papers are of course from Bearly Mine Designs & this is from a set called Christmas Sparkle & all I did was cut out the frame & placed my image in there.

 I printed the paper off twice & decoupaged the bow & star. Added 3 pearls & a snowflake die from Joy Crafts. The sentiment is from a QVC kit from years ago. A simple Christmas card.
Entering the following challenges
Crafting at the Weekend Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge P for Pearls
Southern Girls Winter Blues
Digi Choosday Xmas in Blues and Purples

Saturday 20 September 2014

Shabby Chic

I received my Magnolia DooHickey Vol 2 die set from  Sir Stamp A Lot today & whilst I was disapppointed in the 1st one, this one is lovely, its a Christmas theme & has loads of dies.

There is pointsettia flowers, mistletoe leaves, santas head, little basket, apron, snowflake border. It really is a great set.
I had a play this afternoon & was not in the mood to colour, so produced this instead.
The papers are Bo Bunny Timepiece. K & Co Life's Journey. I Googled free vintage printables & found this one, cant give credit as the blog is no longer being used, but they were all free from the original blog description.
I edged all the papers with acrylic paint to give an aged look.
I also wanted to try the chalkboard effect, so cut out a Nestie labels die from black card, took an anti static pad & dabbed it onto the card, to look like previous rubbing out & then stamped direct onto the card with Magnolia Postcard set in Cloud White Brilliance ink pad. When the ink was dry, just ran the anti static over again. Added a few pearls to the edge of the Nestie, oh & hid a doily coloured with a Promarker, so its just peeking out on the side.
Added a ribbon & the little basket from the above set & flowers from Thailand. Ribbon from stash.
There you have a vintage shabby chic look, which is not like my usual style, but I enjoyed it & no colouring!!!
Entering the following challenges
A Creative Romance  Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge P for Pearls
Card making Mamas Vintage Elements or Shabby Chic
Stamp & Create with Magnolia Ribbons & Pearls
Charisma Cardz Lace & Pearls
MilkCoffee Challenge Colours of Autumn

Bearly Mine Sale

Donna is having a sale over at Bearly Mine papers which ends on Monday, popover & look, she really does have some of the best digital papers around.

Friday 19 September 2014

Scrappers Delights

 There is a Facebook page over at Donna-Marie's Cards & Promarker Tutorials which I belong to & she hosts a monthly challenge & asked for people on her design team, well I only got picked didn't I? It will sure give me more practice in colouring with these pens, as I am certainly scared of them lol. Donna also has a book that she has produced which tells you everything about Promarkers, colour combinations, tutorials, it really is a great book. Its 174 pages long & the cost (£12) goes to a homeless charity. To date she has raised £600!
I was given this image from Scrappers Delights Crafty Honeys Scissors to colour.
Promarkers used
Hair..................Burnt Sienna. Terracotta. Gold. Buttercup
Skin.............Spice. Coral. Sunkissed Pink. Satin. Almond & Pastel Pink for Blush
Top............Bright Orange. Amber. Sunflower
Trousers............Aegean. Cyan. Sky Blue
Heart & Paper..........Purple. Amethyst. Lavender
Floor & Scissors........ Ice Grey 1. 3. & 4
The papers used are both Bo Bunny Ambrosia & Alora. The jewels are from stash. (No makers name on them). All flowers came from Thailand. I have decorated inside
The heart banner is La La land & the torn pad die is Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies The riibon is also from stash & bought in Cyprus, as were the flat backed pearls.
Entering the following challenges
4KraftyGirlz Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Use a Digi Stamp
Passion for Promarkers Make it Digital
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry Any Digi Goes
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes

Saturday 13 September 2014

Sugar Nellie

Over at Kit & Clowder Facebook page they are having a party as there is now 4K members & there are lots of competitions & give aways. This is an image given away free by Sugar Nellie & can be got from here. Just become a member of their page & you can download it for nothing. I have coloured it with Promarkers, not very successfully though, I couldn't get my colouring hat on today for some reason. I added a few little beads to look like  sprinkles & can see I have missed a couple in the photo, but have corrected it now lol.

Anyway the papers are a mixture of Papermania & Docrafts I think. I have had them so long, that I can't find any details about them. I have coloured the backing card to match the tones of the card, which is a challenge over at Little Darlings FB page. The flowers are all from Thailand. The rick rack came from HobbyHouse. The gold ribbon was given to me by a friend, who keeps all her ribbons for me. The tag is Magnolia Vol 1 DooHickey club set & the sentiment is from an old Anna Griffin set bought from QVC years ago.
Entering the following challenges
Krafting Kimmie FB Sketch Challenge
Little Darlings FB Colour Challenge
Live & Love Crafts FB Use designer papers, Flowers & ribbon or lace.
Daring Cardmakers Food Related
QKR Stampede Things with Wings
Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Use a Digi Stamp

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Secret Box

Warning!!! Photo heavy post lol.
We have another challenge starting over at Divas By Design & its an easy one Anything Goes & is sponsored by Dies to Die For.
A few months ago, I attended a Distress Ink class over at Sir Stamp A lot & this is what we made, a secret box.
It is decorated with Magnolia papers & using Magnolia images too. All the scenes are painted with Distress Inks.
The hair on this one is awful, can you tell, this was the first one I painted lol.
The clouds are made using a template.
The flowers on the top are made using dies. One of which I bought, which is a Die-namics Rolled daisy & the other one,was provided in the class.
The leaves are a Martha Stewart pine leaf die.
There you have it, a secret box.
Entering the following challenges
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Anything Goes
 Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Anything Goes

Friday 5 September 2014

Just Inklined Bells

Just playing about again & coloured up this image by Just Inklined called Bells. It is coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Papermania Home For Christmas & the stripey one is from stash & was a scrap piece. I have added Frantage to the edges of the image & Aleenes Glitter Snow to the edges of the papers. The tree die is a Marianne & the lamp post if a Magnolia DooHickey. The snowflake is Joy Crafts & all have had the glitter snow added in various amounts. Ribbon came from Thailand. The ticket die is also Magnolia DooHickey & the sentiment is an old one from a QVC kit bought years ago.
Entering the following challenges
Aud Sentiments Any sentiment other than Birthdays
My Heart Pieces Use Digi Stamp
Pennys Paper Crafty Anything Goes
One Sweet Challenge Holidays Are Coming
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Use something beginning with R. E or D. ( I have used all 3. Ribbon. Embossing Powder & Die Cut.

Monday 1 September 2014

Crafty Sentiments Bird House

Bearly Mine have a new challenge starting today , which will run for the month of September & this time its a colour theme with autumnal colours as below.
I have used papers from the Bearly Mine store Fall Fancy, which are perfect for this theme & is a new release this year.
The image is Crafty Sentiments Bird House, coloured with Distress Inks. The little bird & house are a Marianne die, as is the fence, all come from the same set. LR0205. The leaves are from Magnolia Vol 1 die club set (there are other uses for them besides seaside themes), as is the banner at the top right. I have stamped onto that using DI again & the sentiment is from an old QVC kit. I added a little vintage seam binding ribbon, purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ribbon is one of those sticky backed ribbons, that we all used to buy in the early days & the flowers are mostly from Thailand, apart from the spirals, which are a Memory Box pinwheel die.
Entering the following challenges
Avenue613 Anything Goes with optional sights & sounds Autumn
The Squirrel & the Fox Spring or Autumn
Savvy Handmade Cards Feathered Friends
Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers Lots of Layers
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Use a Digi Stamp
Crafters Cafe Punches or Dies