Friday, 1 July 2022

Himalayan Poppy


Well we are now in our summer months here in the UK.

So for the new challenge at the Classic Design challenge I have used a beautiful flower image.

It is from our sponsor this month which is Sheepski Designs
and this is one of their images called Peony.

Our theme is anything goes..



I know it's called Peony but I just saw a poppy and had to colour it like a Himalayan Blue Poppy. It's coloured using polychromo pencils. I kept it quite a simple design with just a dark blue frame. The sentiment is from Sweet Poppy stencils.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Everybody Art - Use 2 colours
TTCRD - ATG
AAA - Flowers

Totally tropical Toucan


What a busy day as it's the 1st of the month.

It's new challenge time at the Crafty Catz challenge.

Our sponsor is Sheepski designs and this is one of their images called Tropical.


I've coloured him with polychromo pencils. I wanted to keep him tropical looking so I've added a floral background paper. Then a couple of big fancy silk flowers and some die cut leaves. A birthday sentiment completes the design.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges


Fab n Funky - summer colours
TTCRD - ATG
AAA - flowers

My little pony

 

It's the 1st of July so half the year is behind us, where did that time go.

So it's new challenge time at the Critter Crazy challenge.

As usual this is anything goes but must use an animal.



I seem to be having a thing about horses at the minute and there are so many cute images around to use.

This one has been coloured with polychromo pencils.

There is a wood effect paper in the background and the other plaid piece has been done using a Sweet Poppy Stencil called Plaid. It's mostly all monochrome but with just a little red added to his mane and harness.So I picked that up with a bit of check red ribbon. 



I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Inspiration station - Photo inspiration

Friday, 24 June 2022

Need a little pick-up


Who wouldn't love this cute bear to cheer you up if your feeling under the weather.

It's for todays new challenge at the Crafty Catz challenge
Our sponsor is Conie Fong
and this is one of her images called

The theme is anything goes / get well.



I've coloured this cute bear with polychromo pencils. The rest of the card is quite simple with all toning patterned paper background. I've coloured the pearl cascade with a sharpie pen to match and then a get well sentiment. 

I would like to enter this in the following challeges
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions
TTCRD - ATG

Friday, 17 June 2022

Party Animal


A Party Animal but only for a Tea Party.

It's new challenge day at the Crafty Catz.
Our sponsor is Hetty Clare
and this is one of her images called Tea Party Pony.

The theme is anything goes or add a sentiments.



I made a quite simple design this time as I love this images. I've coloured him with polychromo pencils. A simple background layer to frame the image and then the sentiment. 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Aud sentiments - Add a sentiment
DL Art - Cute animal
Simon says Stamp - Add a sentiment
Paper Fun - ATG/male
TTCRD - ATG


 

Friday, 10 June 2022

Cute Coo


It's a new challenge at the Crafty Catz today.
Our sponsor is Di's Digi Stamps.

The theme is Anything goes or Cute animals.



I've used this lovely cute Highland Coo. She's coloured with polychromo pencils. I've layered it up with some matching patterned papers and added some matching flowers. The sentiment is a die cut.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

DLArt - Cute Animal
Simon says Stamp - Bright and Cheerful
TTCRD - ATG


 

Saturday, 4 June 2022

I Gnome it's your Birthday


There is a new challenge over at Crafty Catz.
Our Sponsor is KLM Digital Designs
and this is one of their images called Banner Gnome.



I've coloured him with Polychromo pencils. Then layered him up on some lovely patterned papers.
He has been printed out quite bold so that he stands out on the card. Then I've just added some block gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Through the Purple Haze - Anything but square
TTCRD - ATG

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Hare today


New month, new challenge at Critter Crazy.

Today I have used the Sweet Poppy Stencil called Companions.


I have put white paste through the stencil and left it to dry. Then I've coloured over the top with alcohol pens. The background is another Sweet Poppy stencil, called a walk in the park, which I have inked through lightly.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges


Pretty in Pink


New month new challenge for the Classic Design challenge.

Our sponsor this month is The Paper Shelter
and this is one of their images called Eyes of Nature.



I have coloured her with Polychromo pencils using the colours to match the background paper that comes with her. Then the only other thing I added was the matching lace and a sentiment. I think she is so pretty on her own. 

I would like to enter this on the following challenges

TTCRD - ATG
Festive Friday - used Feminine, Pink, Patterned paper


 

Friday, 27 May 2022

Shoes and bling


The Paper Shelter are the sponsors for this weeks challenge at The Crafty Catz.

This is one of their images called Made about Shoes.

This comes as an image set with b/w digi, coloured digi and background paper.
I've used the coloured and b/w images for this card.


I coloured the girl with polychromo pencils. I then cut her out and applied her over the ready coloured image. It gave her a bit more depth and she stand out a bit more from the background.
I used a patterned paper in the background. Then to decorate added some ribbon, feathers, gems and of course her bling. The sentiment was done on my computer.

Krafty Chicks - All occasions
Paper Shelter - Add embelishments
TTCRD - ATG
Unicorn - Pearls/bling
Papercraft - add bling

Friday, 20 May 2022

Cute Koala


I'm hosting this weeks challenge at the Crafty Catz.

The sponsor is Mirtillamente
and this is one of their images called Almost Cute Koala.

The theme is use some pink.



I've coloured this cute Koala with polychromo pencils. The colour I chose to go with the pink is gray. Using pink patterned paper and plain gray card. I've decorated with pink flowers and gray die cut leaves. The sentiment has been punched out using a stamp edge punch.

I would like to enter this in the following challenge

Craft Rocket - Birthday
TTCRD - ATG

Friday, 13 May 2022

Check me out


It's the mens turn for this weeks challenge over at the Crafty Catz.

Our sponsor is Dr Digi




I've coloured him with polychromo pencils. I just had to give him a check shirt and thought he might like matching slippers. So I kept the background papers check patterned too. Then just some card candy and a sentiment. Archie and his dog certainly resemble one another.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Cardz 4 Guyz - D is for Dog
TTCRD - ATG
Dream Valley - Four legged friends
Daisy Chain - Animal

Friday, 6 May 2022

Simply Elegant


A new challenge at The Crafty Catz.

Our sponsor is All Dressed Up

and this image is called New Hair Do.



I though I would keep the colours of this quite simple. So I've coloured it with polychromo pencils just in black and red. I've also kept the background really simple to with just a red ribbon and a greeting. It's such a clean elegant image I thought I would keep the design the same.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Colour my Heart colour dare - Black/white + 1 other
Craft Rocket - Birthday
TTCRD - ATG

Monday, 2 May 2022

Beach Life


It's new challenge time at the Classic Design challenge.
Our sponsor this month is All Dressed up
and this is one of their images called



The image has been coloured with Polychromo pencils. The background image I found on the internet. I've diecut some striped paper to look like waves and also some die cut seagulls. Then just added a birthday sentiment. I would love to spend time on that beach, I hope you would too.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Make my Monday - Happy Birthday
We love stamping - for a Lady/girl

Kingfisher


It's a new month so that means a new challenge at the Critter Crazy challenge.

The theme is just to make sure that a critter is the main feature on your creation.

My main image this time i a new stamp set from Sweet Poppy Stencils.
Simply called Kingfisher, isn't he beautiful.



The background is a stencil called Oriental Cherry Blossom. Which I have inked lightly. The Kingfisher has been coloured using Polychromo pencils. Then just die cut. The sentiment comes in the kingfisher stamp set.

Such a lovely stamp set and the stencil compliments it really well.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Friday, 29 April 2022

Floral teacup


Our sponsor at the Crafty Catz challenge this week is

This is one of their images called

The theme this week is use your favourite 3 colours.
For me I love the browns, oranges and yellows.



I've coloured the image with polychromo pencils. I've kept it all to the colours I've choosen including the patterned papers in the back ground.
To complete my card I've added a bow, some gems in the flowers and a birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Alphabet - B is for blooms
Aud Sentiments - Birthday
Creative Knockouts - Flower Power
Make my Monday - Happy Birthday
Crafty Hazelnuts - Patterned paper

Friday, 22 April 2022

Birthday Love


We have a new challenge at Crafty Catz today.

Our sponsor is Stampers Delight
and this is one of their images called Chibi Lewis.

The optional theme this week is add ribbon.



I've coloured the image with Polychromo pencils.
I've used some patterned papers for the background layers.


Finally the sentiment was printed on my computer and I have punched it out with a stamp edge punch.
and of course a nice piece of ribbon to match the balloon.

I would like to enter this on the following challenges.

Aud Sentiments - Birthday
Tic Tac Toe - Layers, patterned paper, embelishment

Friday, 15 April 2022

April Showers


Let's hope there are no April showers for this Easter Weekend.
It's a new challenge starting today at the Crafty Catz.

Our sponsor this week is Jan's Digi Stamps

and this is one of her images called April Showers.



I've coloured the image with polychromo pencils. The patterned paper background is one I've had for years but perfect for this card because it's raining cats and dogs. I've then just added a ribbon and sentiment.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges.

Aud Sentiments - Birthday
TTCRD - ATG
Four Seasons - Spring 

Friday, 8 April 2022

Little Green Dragon


It's an Anything Goes challenge over at Crafty Catz this week.

Our sponsor is Conie Fong Art
and this is one of her images called Dragon Bouquet.

Conie is celebrating her 6th Birthday this month, so this is a great time to get some really cute images at really good prices with 30% off the entire store.





I've coloured the image with Polychromo pencils. There are some lovely patterned papers layered behined the image and then just a foiled birthday sentiment. I think this little dragon is so cute.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

2 Sisters on the blog - Pastel Colours
Crafty Hazelnuts - Patterned paper
Aud Sentiments - Birthday sentiment

Friday, 1 April 2022

Cute Moo


Happy 1st April and a new challenge at Critter Crazy.
A really easy, fun challenge to join in with by just using an animal as the main focus on your card.

This is an image from Sheepski designs called Curly, I think it's so cute.


I've coloured it with Polychromo pencils. This one is a simple card so I've just added a piece of ribbon and a die cut sentiment. I love this little moo

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Cardz 4 Guyz - Seasonal change
AAA cards - CAS 
Sheepski Designs - Let's be Cute

Classic Design team 6th Birthday


Well what a month to join a new team.

I have now joined the Classic Design Challenge team.
To celebrate this birthday in a big way there are 5 sponsors this month, so that's lot's of cards to share with you in this post. 

The first one is Whimsy Stamps
and this image is called Bonnie


I've coloured this cute image with polychromo pencils. A few layers of patterned paper in lovely spring colours. Completed with a birthday sentiment and a couple of flowers.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a flower
TTCRD - ATG
Cutie Pie - Begins with B



Next we have Goha Digital Stamps
and this image is called Honey Eater


I also coloured this images with pencil. I've made the background design using narrow stripes of patterned paper, good for using up odd left overs. I've decorated the top with punched leaves and then added a round sentiment.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Crafty Chicks - All occasions



 and this is called Little Easter Bunnies


The background of this image is a pre-coloured image but then I've taken the black and white version, coloured the bunnies with pencils, and but the bunnies on to give some extra dimension. For this I've used a happy Easter sentiment.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
DL,ART - Easter




And finally Fred She Said
and this is called Dahlia Garden Set


Finally I've also coloured these flowers and leaves with pencils. They have all been cut out and applied to add dimension. I've kept this one mostly in shades of blue and no added decortion to show off these beautiful flowers. 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges