Friday, 7 September 2018

It's a kitten!

This week, over at the Colour Crazy challenge, 
the challenge (as usual - everyone seems to love it!) is "anything goes."

I have been waiting and waiting for my turn to get this sponsor...

I loved colouring these kitties! 
I used the same image, to create a card for a little boy and another for a little girl.
I thought I could get away with these images for younger children, rather than a new born.

Using my alcohol markers, I coloured the images...
and used a "pointilism" technique to colour the sky and grass. 
(little tiny dots in varying colours, to create one main colour.)
They were both mounted on white card, inked round the edges and 
backed again onto gingham card. 
The edge of the gingham card was dry embossed.
A computer generated sentiment and a number in the balloon finished off each card. 
(I also added a few little Martha Stewart punched butterflies to Ella's card.)
I hope they are well received! 

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:
Kitty bee designs - atg / animals - 14 Sept
Always happy birthday - happy birthday - 29 Sept
Little miss muffet - atg - 19 Sept

Magical Unicorn

Patties Creations has the "fairytale / fantasy "
 theme for our challenge this month.
I used 'Unicorn.'

...which I coloured with my alcohol pens, and as it's a unicorn, 
I HAD to add some glitter, so popped some strands of diamond stickles through her mane
and a few spots on some of the embossed stars in the background. 
The butterflies were punched with my Martha Stewart punch
and the sentiment came from Pink Petticoat - no longer trading, sadly. 
I don't think you can tell from the photograph, but the unicorn has
a light coating with wink of stella dusty glitter. 

It's so pretty when it catches the light. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Brown sugar - all creatures great and small - 1 Oct
Always happy birthday - happy birthday - 29 Sept
Digi doodle studios - mythical/ magical - 28 Sept

Friday, 10 August 2018

Ladybirds and sunflowers.

Ching Chou Kuik is sponsoring us this week, at the Colour Crazy Challenge!
I used the Ladybug set - which is one image of a 2 image set.
The other image is a beautiful butterfly image.

The image is so pretty, that I didn't want to put much else with it.
After colouring it with my alcohol pens and covering the 
ladybird shells in glossy accents, I popped it onto some grey dotty card
and I diecut a lacy border. 
A simple stamped sentiment finshed this card, but then - as I was 
about to photograph this card - I spotted a little drawer
 of teeny wooden ladybirds. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Back to basics - use a digital image - 22 Aug
Catch the bug - atg - 27 Aug
Crafty friends - atg - 24 Aug
Crazy 4 challenges - use bugs - 18 Aug
Creative fingers - atg - 12 Sept
QKR Stampede - atg - 17 Aug
Aud sentiments - for a female plus sentiment - 14 Aug
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 25 Aug
Little mIss Muffet - atg - 23 Aug

Friday, 3 August 2018

Summer fun

Hip Hip Hooray!  Summer holidays are here! 
And that means... more crafting time for me!! 

So, to put myself in the mood, and as the challenge is 
"anything goes " at Patties Creations, 
I have used the 'Camping is fun ' image...

Using a mixture of my promarkers and spectrum noir pens, 
I coloured the cute little caravan.
I used my white sakura pen on the bunting, to make little patterns
on the peacock colour I coloured it with.
The embossing folder is one of my favourites,
and the sentiment comes from Pink Petticoat - which is sadly no longer in business.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Jos scrap shack - atg - 10 Aug
Crafts Galore Encore - atg - 1 Sept
Crafters Cafe - travel and / or relaxation - 14 Aug
Scribbles - fun in the sun - 22 Aug
Little miss muffet - atg - 10 aug
Back to basics - use an embossing folder - 8 Aug
Craftaholics r us - vacation - 9 Aug
Crafting by designs - atg - 5 Sept
The sisterhood of crafters - summer vacation - 7 Aug

Monday, 30 July 2018

SALE now on!

Pattie has decided to run a summer sale!

She is offering 30% off ALL her images
from August 3rd to September 2nd!
That's ALL images!!!

To get this great deal, use the coupon code:
at the checkout, to get the discount.

Go on... treat yourself!! 

Friday, 13 July 2018

Cute Kitty

   For our challenge at "the colour crazy challenge" this week,
 I have chosen to use this super-cute little image
 from Little Miss's called "Elisa's kitty." 

 Its a wonderful image to colour. 
I used all the promarker grey alcohol pens I have - numbers 1 - 5....and did lots of blending!
 I particularly love the little scarf round his neck. 
Such a lovely little addition.
 The stamped sentiment was from a set of stamps I found recently
 in a charity shop, for 25p! I do love a bargain!
 The scalloped circle die is from The Works... a fab little set of dies
 for only £3. Another bargain! 
Faux stitching and inking, finished the edges of the backing card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting with friends - atg - 19 July
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 24 July
Cardz 4 galz - for a little girl - 19 July
Little miss muffet - atg - 25 July
Addicted to stamps - birthday - 19 July
Creative moments - atg - 24 July
Crafty addicts - all about pets - 1 Aug
Show us your pussies - any furrything goes - cat - 7 Aug

Friday, 6 July 2018


"Under the sea" is the theme this month
at Patties Creations...

Gotta say - this is one of my favourite cards.
As soon as I saw those lovely seashells, I knew what 
I wanted to do with them. 
The white sakura pen and the turquoise puddle paper really help 
to set off those shells, which I coloured with
my alcohol pens... just about every brown, in every type of pen I have! 
What is brilliant about this "6 seashells" digi set,
is that you get separate images... 6 in all. 
As you can see, I used 5 of them, as I knew how I wanted
them to be arranged.

The stamped sentiment is from Inkylicious.
To finish the card, I dry embossed the edges. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting with friends - atg - 19 July
Crafty Catz - atg with optional: summer fun - 13 July
Jos scrap shack - atg - 21 July
QKR Stampede - atg - 14 July
Little mIss Muffet - atg 25 July
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 30 July
Crafty creations - atg - 19 July
Creative moments - atg optional: summer fun - 10 July
Double D - nautical - 17 July
That's Crafty - close to nature - 1 Aug
Passion for promarkers - add a sentiment - 11 July
Crafteezee - summer - 1 Sept
Crafters Cafe - KISS - 14 July
Cards galore encore - atg - 2 Aug
Creative sketchy girls - summer - 16 July
Love to craft - atg - 1 Aug
Love to scrap - atg - 1 Aug
Scribbles - atg - 20 July

Friday, 15 June 2018

Two little mice

At the Colour Crazy challenge this week,
our usual "anything goes"challenge is sponsored by the wonderful
"All Dressed Up" - and I have been working with 
the very cute image - two little mice.

I used my promakers in various shades of brown - as well as
pinks and creams, to colour the mice and flowers. 
I 3d foamed it onto a background which I embossed, inked the edges, 
and added a stamped sentiment.
(from a bargain hunkydory sentiment set, which i spotted at
a charity shop for a measly 20p!)
The Butterflies were made using my Martha Stewart punch. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Crafty critter crazies - atg - 28 June
All dressed up - atg - 29 June
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 July
Crafty girls - atg - 1 July
Creative with stamps - cute animals - 1 July
Crafting with friends - atg - 22 June
Crafty catz - atg - 22 June
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 23 June