Monday, 30 December 2013

Winter Robin


I have had a break over Christmas but I have finally finished this tag. This is the second one I have done, I did 2 background scene's at the same time but it took a little longer to finish this one as I have hand-drawn the fence at the bottom and then stamped the robin on and coloured them in.


All the stamps used, (trees, robin, word), are Clarity stamps. I was really pleased with the design, with the Robin being the only coloured part, the rest being monochrome, he really jumps out the background. I also added a little snow paste to the tops of the fence. I hope we don't have to many winter scenes like this in the weeks to come.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Clarity Stamps - Make a Scene
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Calender - Cold and Frosty
Brown Sugar - Winter
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Christmas
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Tag Along - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything but a card
Craft all Day - Winter
Get Inky - Winter Snow
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, 16 December 2013

Snow Deer


Just an extra little post today in the form of a tag. I have been playing a bit and trying different ideas.
The night sky on this tag has been done using the Spectrum Noir BG pens. The deer has been coloured with the same colours.


I have only added a couple of extra bits, a star done in Stickles and a snowflake in glitter card using a  Marianne die with a gem in the centre.


A simple sentiment on the top finishes it off.
I decided to keep it quite simple as I really liked how the background scene came out.

I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges
Allsorts - Snowflakes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - Anything Christmas but a Card
Crafting with Dragonflies - Christmas Tags
Simon says Stamp - Let it Snow

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Pass the Parcel


Another Sunday and another great challenge from Hobbycutz. This weeks theme is 
All Tied Up
The sponsor this week is Kenny K and this is one of their images called Freshman. Please come and join in and see if you can win this weeks prize.


I have coloured her in with Spectrum Noir pens, the colours I will list below. I have used a striped yellow and turquoise paper as background and the matting layers have been done on coordinating plain card stock. The image has been placed on a white die cut frame. There is ribbon in the same 2 colours horizontally and vertically to represent a parcel, for the all tied up theme, with a ribbon rosette with flowers and feahers on the bottom left corner. The final piece is a wooden Swirl corner from Hobbycutz which has been covered in yellow glitter to match in with the colour sceme.
Skin FS1 TN2 CR2
Hair TN1 GB1 EB1 EB2
T/shirt GB1 GB4 GB5 GB10 BT3 BT5 BT7
Skirt TN2 CT2 TB1
Shoes TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 CT2
Socks IG1 IG2 IG4 GB1 GB5
Eyes TB3 TB5
Lips CR7 CR11

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Divas by design - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes 
Kraftyhands Challenge - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Good News

I am excited to announce that I am now a member of The Crafting Cafe Design Team and I am really looking forward to working with all my team members and sharing my creations with you all.

Here is my card for the current challenge which is a sketch challenge all drawn by Nikki...


I have made and easel card using Spellbinders grand nestabilities. The image is from Crafty Sentiment Designs and I have coloured him in with Spectrum Noir Pens.


The snowflakes are from Hobbycutz which have been covered with red glitter and a  bit of glittery ribbon.

We would love you to join in our Challenge this month and the theme is Merry and Bright. So please pop over to The Crafting Cafe and take a look.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen - Make it Sparkle
Ribbon Girl - Ho Ho Ho Christmas
Craft-dee BowZ- Anything Goes with a bow
Shopping our Stash - Tic Tac Toe
(ribbon, bling, wood)
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge- Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Christmas Sparkle
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweetpea Stampers - It's Cold Outside
Simon Says Stamp - Let it Snow

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Sand Art


It's time for the new Hobbycutz Challenge. The theme for this week is Make a Scene, which was chosen by me. Our sponsor form this week is The Stampin Chef. Why not join in and see if you can win.


The image I have used is called Neema and I have coloured her in using my Spectrum Noir pens. I have gone over her dress with the clear Wink of Steller glitter paint pen, it looks really nice but unfortunately is doesn't show up on the photo. I have made the coloured Cartouche using UTEE and a rubber mould,


The scene is done with distress inks and then stamping over the top, then the ferns and hieroglyphs have been added to add a little depth.I hope you like my little creation.  

I would like to enter this in the following challenges;
Delicious Doodles - Inspired by a Movie (Cleopatra)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Scene/Backgrounds
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Challenges for Everyone - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Late for the Witching Hour



Well as the title says this one's a little late but I had coloured her and just had to put her on here. This is a Bestie Image and I coloured in with my Spectrum Noir pens. I was so pleased with the outcome I just couldn't put her away until next Halloween, so I made it up into a card.


I decided on an easel card design and the base card shape has been cut out using a spellbinders grande nestable die, the image has been too. 
 

I have decorated the image using matching flowers and leaves and pumpkin buttons and a little black cat to form the easel. I hope you like it too.

I would like to enter it in the following challenges
Colour Me Creative - Anything goes
Craftitude - Fallen Leaves
Punk You Girl - Angels and Demons
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon - Autumn Colours
4 Crafty Chicks -Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Anonymous Stamps - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Autumn Colours
Lady Ann Challenge - More than 1 Layer
My Bestie Aussie Challenge - Die cut/ Flower

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas Greetings


It's been a bit busy for me recently, but here is my latest card for the Hobbycutz challenge which starts today. Our sponsor is Kenny K and this is one of their images called Xmas Greetings, please join in and see if you can win the prize. It's a colour theme this week so have fun making your project!!!


I've colourer her in using Spectrum Noir pens from Crafters Companion and the trellis is a Hobbycutz wooden die cut. I have punched out flowers and leaves to decorate the trellis. Finally is the bow and a little glitter around her cape and in the centre of the flowers.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Kraftyhands - Traditional Christmas colours
A little bit Crafty - Sparkle and Shine
Crafters Companion - Christmas/Winter
Designed to Colour - Christmas /Winter
Jingle Bells Rock - Holiday Traditions
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Winter Wishes
Deep Ocean - Winter
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Craft-dee Bowz - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Summer Holiday


This weeks Hobbycutz challenge is Inspired by a Song. and our sponsor this week is The Stamping Chef.
This card uses one of their images called Bon Voyage and my song is the Cliff Richard old favourite We're All Going On a Summer Holiday. She has been coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and I have hand drawn the background myself. This is the first time I have had a go at this and I am quite pleased with the outcome.


I have used lots of die's on this card to cut out all the layers and decorative bits. They are from Spellbinders, Marianne, Crafters Companion and Cheery Lyn. I have punched out the little flowers and added a little glitter to the shells for a bit of sparkle.


I would like to enter in the following challenges
Delicious Challenge - Recipe
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Make it Yourself
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts - Glitter and Sparkle
Card Crafters Circle - Cute Cards
Crafty Hands - Anything Goes

Friday, 25 October 2013

Remember your Teens


I thought I would share this card I made for a work colleague's 19th birthday this week. It's a Stampin Chef image and I have coloured it using Specrum Noir pens. The 2 patterned papers have been embossed using an Embossalicious folder called Gun Metal.


I have kept the layout quite simple really and just added a single flower that matched the colour of her shirt really well.  

I would like to enter her in the following challenges
Creative Corner - Femme Fatale
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Sister Act Cards - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Embossing
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters - Lots of Layers
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

Sunday, 20 October 2013

It's A Cracker


It's Sunday so it's time for a new Hobbycutz Challenge. This week is "anything but a card/household item". That gives you chance to try something different and play, so why don't you join in and see what you come up with!
Our Sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments Design, the snowman image is from them, and Hobbycutz.


I am pleased so say I have finally got a set of pens of my own. Since I started colouring a couple of years ago I used to use my friends pens. But I have now decided which I like and am now the proud owner of a set of Spectrum Noir pens. I have coloured this image with them and I like them so much. I have just added a bit of glitter ribbon to my cracker and 2 Hobbycutz snowflakes, which I have covered in red glitter. I think Christmas is coming.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Colour me Creative - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin - Christmas candy
Polkadoodles - Christmas is Coming
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in October
Moving along with the Times - Christmas Cuties
Lady Annes - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Christmas 
Emerald Faeries - Sparkle
Christmas cards all year round - Get ready for Christmas
The Craft Cafe - Anything Goes
Craft my life - Anything But a Card
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Hands - Anything Goes

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Halloween


Welcome to this weeks card for The Hobbycutz Challenge, this weeks theme is Halloween. Our sponsor this week is Bearly Mine who have supplied the lovely papers I have used to make my card.


I decided to do a triple easel, I found this 12x12 of some really cute images from We r Memorykeepers and I like them so much I couldn't choose which one's to use. So I made a card so I could use a few of them. The shape has been cut using a Go Kreate die.


I put a glitter spider and a nasty black spider on for added effect.

Then some Hobbycutz pumpkins that I have coloured with distress inks. I am quite pleased with the overall effect.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.
Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween
Fairytale Challenge - Pumpkins, Mushrooms and Bats
Punk You Girl - Halloween
Craftin Boutique - Halloween
Handmade Harbour - Halloween
Paper Pretties - Purple, Green, Orange
Bearly - Mine - Halloween
Make it Monday - Anything Goes





Sunday, 22 September 2013

Fabulous



Welcome to this weeks DT card for Hobbycutz, the theme for this week is Black, White and one other colour ( I've classes the other colour as the skin tone). Our sponsor this week is Kenny K and this is one of their images called Jessie Jane, I think she is fantastic and have loved working with her.


I have done something a bit different this week so Jessie is more in keeping with the bland and white theme. I have only coloured her skin with my Tria pens the rest of her has been Zentangled, a new craze which seems to be taking off quite well, and I think is looks really good. The are a lot of Spellbinders dies on this card and a couple of Marianne dies.


Jessie is sitting on a wooden heart from Hobbycutz which I have coloured with black soot distress ink and the word fabulous is a die cut to, I do love black and white cards. That completes one sexy lady.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Creative Romance - Dies and Punches
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Favourite Color Combo
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Craft-room Challenge - Use Something Wooden
Just Inspirational - Die Cuts or Punches
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Seema crafts - Monochrome
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes/Monochrome
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Monday, 16 September 2013

Happy Birthday


Just a quick visit today, I  have so much to do, but I just wanted to share this card with you. I have seen a lot of cards about like this recently and just wanted to have a go at doing one myself. I quite pleased with the outcome. Its been made with Spellbinders Dies and stamp sets. The Background is a Crafter's Companion Embossalicious folder. I think it's a lovely card for my lovely friends Birthday.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenge - White on White
Chocolate, Coffee & Craft - Anything Goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Birthday
Simon Says Stamps - Embossing
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafters Companion - Embossing (background)
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes




Sunday, 8 September 2013

Christmas for Hobbycutz


Hi and welcome to my first card for the Hobbycutz Challege as a DT member. I am enjoying working with all my fellow DT members and getting inspiration from all the lovely samples.

Our sponsor is The Stamping Chef and this is one of their lovely images.


I've coloured the image using Tria pens and the edge has been distresses with festive Berries. I have used quite a few die cuts from Spellbinders and Joy Craft dies. The card base is a Stepper card that I have cut the card centre out and replaced it with snow patterned acetate.


I'vr added some paper flowers to the die cut Swirls, some lovely cotton lace and a red ribbon bow.


I have put some snow effect liquid on the dress and hat trim to make it look a bit like fur and a few gems to complete. I think she is a lovely image.

I would like to put  in the following challenges

Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
C R A F T - Christmas
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes/Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
 The Glory of Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Creative Creations - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Christmas
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Love Rubberstamps - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Birthday Dragon


Thanks for popping over to see my latest card. I am pleased to be the Guest Design Team Member for Through the Craftroom Door Challenge for the next challenge which is Anything Goes. The sponsor for this challenge is Eureka Stamps and this is one of their images, he is cute.
I have coloured him in with Tria pens. 


I have put him on a type of concertina fold card which I have covered with wavy stripe/spotty paper. I have decorated the edges of this paper with a Martha Stewart punch and then cut out some Memory Box die fern leaves and IO dies grasses.


I have cut the image out using a Spellbinders Die and the layers are Go Create Large Dies using Tim Holtz Distress card.


I think he is a really nice image even if he is about to set his cake on fire.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

ABC challenges - Lots of Layers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Dies and Punches
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - For the Boys
Just For Fun - Anything Goes
Some Odd Girl - Sketch
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Texture and Dimension
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes





Monday, 29 July 2013

In Oz


I've had a productive weekend and here's another card I've done. This time it's a digi image from Sherri Baldy's Besties of Oz collection. I love these images and this is the first card I have had chance to make using them. The image has been coloured using Tria pens. It has then been cut out using spellbinder's dies.


The card base is cut out using a Martha Stewart punch around the page set. Then I have added some dried grass heads because I felt it seemed a little autumnal in colour and they suited the image. A couple of butterfly charms and the little dog charm I thought looked just like Toto. And lastly the sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp. For the first colouring I've done in a while I felt quite pleased.

I  would like to enter it in the following challenges
Besties Challenge - Besties of Oz
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Dies and Punches
A Gem of a Challenge - How Charming
CMC Copic Challenge - Anything Goes Colouring
Five Simple Things - Anything Goes
DRS Designs - So Charming 
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly - Autumn Colours
Papertake Weekly - Die-ing for a Punch
Oldie but a Goodie - Best Dressed (grasses)
Digi Sketch Challenge - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Anything Goes

Sunday, 28 July 2013

By The Seaside


It looks like I've chased away the sun by making this seaside themed card. It's been heavy rainy downpours for the last couple of days. but hopefully the sun will come back again soon.

I have made this card using Clarity Stamps, one of my favourite brands. They have been coloured using Tim Holtz distress markers. I have added some real tiny shells for good measure. The aperture has been cut using a Go Create large die.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Clarity Stamps Challenge - Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside
Dream Valley Challenge - Summer Days
Catch the Bug - Photo Inspiration
Crafty Calender - Colour Inspiration
Five Simple Things - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Beside the Seaside
Paper Crafting Journey - Punches/Die Cuts
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Papercraft Star - Photo Inspiration
Tuesday Throw Down - Toes in the Sand
The Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes

Friday, 19 July 2013

Butterfly Baptism



This is a very popular style of card I make I get lots of order's  for this decorative book on an easel card base. This one was ordered by a friend of mine for her granddaughters Baptism. She love's butterflies so I thought I would decorate this card with them for a baptism card but a bit different from normal types of decoration.


The book shape is a Go Kreate large die,the heart boarder is a Martha Stewart punch and the white card layer has been embossed with a Crafters Companion embosselicious folder.The Butterflies are Cheery Lynn dies cut out of glitter card, then I've just added flowers and words. I gave it to her this morning and she loved it.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Pink Sparkles
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge - Colour Challenge
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
Crafters Companion - Die Cuts
Cheery Lynn Designs - Beautiful Boarders
Great Impressions - Anything Goes



Monday, 15 July 2013

Summer Sea


I would like to share this piece of work with you all. This is the first piece of this design that I have done using the Inkylicious stamps and duster brushes. I have used Tim Holtz distress inks. This to me looks like an English beach early on a summers morning. I thought is quite apt for the beautiful weather we are having at the minute, long may it last for me. Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside!

I would like to enter this peace in the following challenges

Crafty Friends - Inspired by a Song
Crafty Calender - Colours of Sea and Sand
Delicious Doodles - Its all about the Scenery
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamps n Doodle - Oceans or Sea

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Saturated canary



This is the first image I have coloured for a long time. I went out for a day's colouring at Sir Stampalot using Saturated Canary images and this is one of the cards I did. I used Tria pens to colour her in.

 

Thank you ladies, you have brought back my desire to get out my pens and colour again. I hope you don't mind if I enter this card in a couple of challenges as the colouring is all my own work.

Wags n Whiskers - Cute as a Button
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes 





Sunday, 31 March 2013

Clarity Watercolour


This card was a bit of a last minute decision. I have been on holiday and hadn't had chance to make a card for the new Clarity Stamps Challenge. But this card I made a little while ago and thought I would enter it.

It's quite a simple design which I have to say is based on a similar card made by Barbara herself. I hope she doesn't mind me using it it. I really wanted to enter the first challenge and show my support.

The motto of this is I must do better next time.

Challenges I have entered:

Clarity Stamps - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Vintage
Clearly Istamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Toucan Too


Hi, This is my card I have decided to enter in The Paper Shelter DT call. 

I have used one of their images and he has been coloured with Tria Pens. All the layers have been cut using Spellbinder's Scalloped circle die. The top circle is flat, the middle one is raised a single layer and the image is raised a double layer.


I have punched the leaves out of patterned papers, then added a few paper flowers with brads in the center's. A piece of ribbon along the bottom and a rub on sentiment finish this card off.

I would also like to enter it in the following challenges:

Oldie but Goodie - Bright colours (image)
Forever Friends - Animals/Butterfiles/|Birds
 Mojo Monday - Sketch
Pink Gem Challenge - Dies and Punches
Allsorts - Things with Wings
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
Scrap Creations - Bingo(digi,/flowers/diecuts)
Make it Monday - Anything Goes