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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Gold and silver

Glitter and sparkle have a great challenge to 
link up with, this fortnight...
"use gold and silver."

I had real fun with the Kenny K image - Vikki Lee Vicious...


With the new alcohol markers I got for Christmas,
I coloured her with mainly gold and silver tones. 
I experimented with her hair - figuring, in that outfit,
she would have wild hair!

I finally got round to using the star die I bought in Canada, last Easter!
(Cutting it in gold and silver)
I also used a new embossing folder - also bought in Canada.
The sentiment was also from a new teeny set of alphabet 
dies, which I bought recently, in Hobbycraft.
I ripped the edge of the spotty paper, to give it a bit of a"wild" look, too. 
Vikki is on 3d foam, so pops from the card slightly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative corner - atg - 19 Jan
Creative fingers - atg - 20 Jan
Making memories - atg 1 Feb
Polkadoodles - atg - 20 Jan
QKR Stampede - cas - 20 Jan
Thats Crafty - silver n gold - 27 Jan
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 Feb
Passion for promarkers - add some bling - 17 Jan
Through the craft room door - atg - 17 Jan

Friday, 6 January 2017

Carousel horse

Our January challenge at Patties Creations has started!
We challenge you this month, to...
"use an animal image" on your card.

What a great first challenge of the year!
Here is my card:


I used "carousel horse"
and made it into a card for my Hubby's Aunt -
who is going to be 70 next week.
With my new promarkers and spectrum noir pens, 
I experimented with the colours of the horse, and I think it seemed to work!

I used my new spellbinders die, which I cut on my bigshot,
and snipped off the top, so it replicated the saddle on the horse. 
I inked the edges of the papers and added some tiny
white dots along the blue card,
with my white sakura pen.

I finished this card about 10 mins before Hubby's aunt 
arrived to see us at our new house!

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

Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Feb
Dies R Us - atg with dies - 13 Jan
Sparkles - happy birthday - 15 Jan
Pile it on - celebrations - 15 Jan
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 30 Jan
Crafty creations - atg - 19 Jan
Crafty gals - use something new - 11 Jan
Love to scrap - atg - 1 Feb
Oh la la creations - feminine - 16 Jan
Crafty awesomeness - atg - 1 Feb
Classic design team - atg - 1 Feb

Monday, 2 January 2017

2017: A new beginning...

Happy New Year!

I'm back with a card I made for our new challenge
at Glitter n Sparkle -
"new beginnings!"

I love A Day For Daisies and was thrilled when I knew they were our sponsor this week...


I used the image "dandelions in a mason jar."
and printed it alongside a sentiment which I typed.
I coloured this image carefully, as 
I wanted the jar to look like glass. 
I got a load of promarkers and spectrum noir pens for Christmas
from my Hubby, as I needed some new pens...
I love 'em!

So... I no have many more colours to use...some 'darks' and 'pastels' too,
as well as new flesh colours, which I was desperately in need of.
I used pastel beige and one of the pastel greys to
colour the dandelions. 
The finishing touch on the mage was to add a shadow along the bottom.
I embossed around the image and
matted it on some paper and embossed around that piece too.

A touch of glamour dust around the inner frame and a 
Martha Stewart punched butterfly
finished off this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafters cafe - monochromatic - 14 Jan
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Feb
CCC digi creations - add butterflies - 13 Jan
Scribbles designs - new - 16 Jan
Allsorts - something new - 7 Jan
Crafty friends - atg - 13 Jan
My time to craft - something new - 30 Jan
Brown sugar - atg - 6 Jan

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Christmas glitter!


So, the last challenge of the year has just started at Glitter n Sparkle..
"Christmas with glitter!"



I got this delightful image from BUGABOO.
Scarves hats and antlers have been glittered,
 with my micro fine coloured glitters,
which i sprinkle after applying my glue pen to the little areas i want glittering.
It's a great way to only cover smaller areas and
to get it very precise!
I coloured the cats with my promarkers.
I added a freebie sentiment and also
the frostyville border which I diecut on my bigshot.
The backing paper is from a dovecrafts set of papers that I found
on offer last year, but hadn't got round to using yet.
The little stars are the leftover cutouts from the frostyville border.

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

613 create - atg holiday happiness - 4 Jan
Addicted to stamps - snowflakes with a stamp - 8 Jan
Dis digi designs - happy holidays - 1 Jan
Colour crazy  - atg - 24 Dec
Crafty catz - atg - 23 Dec
Crimbo crackers - animals - 1 Jan
Cute card thursday - snowflakes - 22 Dec
 I love promarkers - hats - 27 Dec
Creatalicious - atg christmas - 2 Jan
Crafty calendar - christmastime - 29 Dec
Dies r us - snow 29 Dec

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Anything goes!

It's the old favourite challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle blog..
"anything goes!"

I used Polkadoodles "burger" image as I can think
of a few men that this would be a great card for!


I coloured the image in, with my promarkers, 
fussy cut around it and 3d foamed it to give some depth from the card,
The sentiment was printed onto the card
and I popped some backing paper behind, a bit like a napkin. 

This was a really fun image to colour! 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Back to the Glitter n Sparkle blog...

So, I have got enough unpacked now to join back with the 
Glitter n Sparkle blog challenge, 
which is "traditional christmas colours" this week.


I used the image "butterfly wings" from Crafts and Me. 
It was lovely to colour with my promarkers.
I cut the edge with my frostyville border and added some golden glitter. 
I bought new holly die in Hobbycraft yesterday,
so used that in the corners. 
A simple stamped sentiment finished the card.


I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Christmas cards all year round - atg christmas - 1 Jan
Crafters cafe - christas - 14 Dec
Creatalicious - atg traditional christmas colours - 14 Dec
Delicious doodles - tradional christmas colours - 1 Jan
Dies r us - christmas - 15 Dec
Crafty Calendar - christmas time - 30 Dec




Candy cane heart

At Patties Creations this month, the new challenge is:
"anything goes - christmas or winter."
I used Patties image "candy cane heart."




I fussy-cut the image and coloured with my promarkers.
I hand-drew the little branch, as I knew that's what I wanted -
but I don't have a branch stamp or die.

I embossed the edge of the white and backed it all
onto the candycane paper - again, I embossed and inked that around the edges too.
I added a sentiment done on the pc
and used some glitter-dust on the whites of the candy canes and the
tops of the branches.

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

Christmas card challenge - candy cane - 15 Dec
Christmas cards all year round - atg christmas - 1 Jan
Crafters Cafe - christnas - 14 Dec
Crafty Calendar - christmas time - 30 Dec
Dis digi delights - traditional christmas colours - 17 Dec
Hiding in my craft room - christmas colours - 10 Dec





Friday, 4 November 2016

I'm back!

Well, hello!

Long time, no blog...

Such a lot has been happening with us these last few months -
feels like we have been in the middle of a whirlwind!

To cut a long story short, we have moved house.
 For many reasons.
It has been a very stressful time.
BUT... we are now so much happier!
We are at the point where we feel like we are now home,
and our 2 cats have just started playing out - and LOVING the new back garden!

AND I have been able to make a card!
Finally!
Yey!
I really enjoyed it - although the craft stuff is not totally unpacked yet... 
I still have ...um... 10 underbed boxes left to unpack in here!

But I have got enough stuff out to start creating again. 
Happy.  :)

(AND I have my very own little craft room,
which I don't need to share with anything / anyone else.)

So - here goes. The first card I have made in our new place..

This is for Patties Creations November challenge - "Birthdays"


The lovely image is called "black eyed susans" 
and I just love the simplicity and delicacy of this image.
I coloured it carefully, with my promarkers and popped it on foam pads
(after fussy cutting around it).
The frame behind the flower is diecut and embossed
and the sentiment was a freebie I found at Desert Divas.

Creative fingers - atg - 12 Nov
Jos scrap shack - atg - 12 Nov
Polkadoodles - atg - 20 Nov
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 30 Nov
Crafty girl creations - atg - 18 Nov
Digital delights - atg - 20 Nov
Little miss muffet - atg - 18 Nov
Creative moments - atg - 9 Nov
Digi choosday - atg - 9 Nov
Dream valley challenges - for the girls - 6 Nov
CAS on sunday - flowers - 11 Nov

I'm back!