Friday, 2 November 2018

Girly card

This week, over at the Crazy Colour Challenge blog, I got the delightful image:
"T-shirt soda girl" from Lemon Shortbread...

This is a lovely summery, fresh image, so thought I would keep the papers
in the same theme....fresh, fun, summery colours. 
I cut some little pieces of bunting 
punched a few butterflies
and inked the edges of all the papers.
I coloured the cute image with my alcohol markers. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Jos scrap shack - atg - 13 Nov
Cardz 4 galz - go digital - 8 Nov
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 Nov
Lemon shortbread - atg - 6 Nov
Cutie pie - going girly - 6 Nov

Birthday ice-cream

This month., over at Patties Creations, the challenge this time is...

I loved using "Ice Cream Sundae"
and decided to colour it with my promarkers 
and make it look like it was a favourite ice cream - neopolitan - 
(vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream) 
with a squirt or two of cream, some raspberry sauce, some sprinkles and a cherry!

Such a fun image needed fun birthday backing papers, which I found in my stash.
A diecut fancy square, a couple of die-cut stars, and a stamped sentiment, finished the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Jos scrap shack - atg - 13 Nov
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 Nov
I love promarkers - atg - 14 Nov

Friday, 5 October 2018


 I got to play with some super-cute images this week, from Kinda Cute...

You get 3 in the set - and I couldn't resist using all 3 on this card...
 but I guess you could just use one, or two. 
I coloured the little cuties using my alcohol markers and popped a little
 wink-of-stella on their horns too...they sparkle in the right light. 
I diecut some teeny tiny stars and punched a border.
 Finally, I stamped a sentiment and added a little
 bit of stickles diamond sparkle, here n there. 

I would like to add this to these challenges:

Catch the bug - atg - 14 Oct
Aud sentiments - 2 word sentiment - 9 Oct
Cute card thursday - atg - 11 Oct
Little miss muffet - atg - 18 Oct
Crafting by designs - atg - 28 Oct

Trick or Treat...

For this months challenge...
  "Halloween / Autumn"
I chose 'Lollipop jar' from Patties Creations.
Thought I would use this everyday image a little bit differently! 

So.. I started with the basic lollipop jar - I made the card shape by printing off the jar
and using it as a template to draw around on my card.
 I doodled some eyes on each of the lollipops. 
(I tried to vary the eyes as much as i could. )
I coloured the lollipops with my alcohol pens
 in traditional halloweeny colours: orange, green and purple 
and used all my 5 shades of greys (promarkers) to colour the lid
I found some bakers twine, to which I threaded on a little tag, 
which I die-cut and lettered myself. 
I also drew some simple little bats, and coloured them black (obviously!) 
and 3d foamed them to the 'lid' of the card.

I'm quite pleased with this card, and think I will send it
to my little nephew, for Halloween. 

***Pattie also has a "candy corn jar" in her digi shop... 
I chose not to use that image, as in England, we don't have candy corn...
Infact, I'm not really sure what its like..never had it!***

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pink gems - halloween -  12 Oct
Catch the bug - atg - 14 Oct
Brown sugar - spooky / autumn - 1 Nov
Cut it up - halloween with a diecut - 27 Oct
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 18 Oct
That's Crafty! - spookalicious - 8 Nov

Sunday, 23 September 2018

A guest design spot!

I was selected to be a guest designer for Mari Ko Creations!

I was sent some really beautiful images to have a play with...
The first card is made using "fall floral coffee" - 

I coloured the sweet image with my alcohol markers,
adding a strip of corrugated card for the middle section of the cup. 
I fussy-cut the flowers and leaves, and popped them on 3d foam. 
Some pretty papers and dry embossing, finished this card, along with a few
punched butterflies. 
The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card. 

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

Alphabet challenge - nature - 12 Oct
Cute card thursday - autumn - 4 Oct
Crafty creations - atg - 9 Oct

The second card I made, uses the image "Apple cider and you"
(another beautiful image to work with.)
I embossed and hand-cut a frame, to fit around the sentiment - 
which I printed directly onto the card.
(This set comes with both the image and the sentiment.)
After cutting out the image, I coloured it with alcohol markers and 
and raised it a little on 3d foam. 
I matted the frame, and inked the edges, finally adding a punched butterfly. 

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

Crafty catz - colours of autumn - 4 Oct
Creative knockouts - atg - 4 Oct
C.R.A.F.T - autumn / weather - 4 Oct
Little miss muffet - atg - 4 Oct
Crafty gals - anything fall goes - 9 Nov
Thats crafty - forever autumn - 4 Oct

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!!