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 - 14 July
QKR Stampede - atg - 14 July
Little mIss Muffet - atg  12 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 - 15 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

Friday, 1 June 2018

Father's day

The Colour Crazy Challenge have a great sponsor this week - Dr Digi!
I know my Dad would LOVE a card with this 2cv citroen image!
I wanted to keep it simple, so kept the rest of the card monotone, in kraft card.
The image has been mounted on 3d foam.

The stars were cut on my bigshot and are actually in an antique gold...
 but it's hard to see that on the photograph. 
 "dad" is actually cut from a "happy birthday" die -
(I love to get lots of uses out of one item!)

I coloured the image with a mixture of my pens - promarkers, and spectrum noirs. 
The background was run through an embossing folder on my bigshot, too.
I'm going to give this card to Dad, for Father's day.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
QKR stampede - atg - 8 June  
Simply create too - for a male - 1 July
Crafting with friends - atg - 8 June
Crafting by designs - for the boys / men - 6 June
Digi Choosday - atg - 6 June
Simon says stamp - masculine - 4 June


Patties Creations is challenging us to use..
"anything that flies"
this month.
I used her image - Dragonfly 2. 

This is such a delicate and pretty image to colour.
I used all my light blue / aqua type colour pens - promarker pens.
On the wings, I also used a very soft pink and highlighted the wings with 
a wink of stella. (very fine glitter brush)
The frame was already embossed with flowers, which I chalked to give a soft colour.
The backing colour paper is subtle shades of greens an blues,
which is part of a pack of papers I won in a blog challenge last year.
Along the edges of the paper and the frame, I inked green and
turquoise blue. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Jos scrap shack - atg - 15 June
CAS on sunday - use embossing (dry embossing, in the frame) - 14 June
Crafting with friends - atg - 8 June
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 June
The paper shelter - flower power - 5 June
Digi choosday - atg - 6 June
Passion for promarkers - atg - 5 June

Friday, 18 May 2018

Baby cards

Over at the Colour Crazy Challenge this week,
the "anything goes" challenge
is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.
The cute image is called 'Gaffi.'

Infact, Gaffi is so cute - I made 2 cards with him...

The first card I made is for a baby boy.
I found a lovely verse on the internet and typed it next to my image.
I used my new nuvo pens, spectrum noirs and promarkers 
to colour the image.
After inking around the square, I dry embossed the edge, matted it onto
dotty embossed card and a gingham border and dry embossed around the 
square dotty embossed mat, too.
 A few gems and a printed blue gingham ribbon finished this card.

I coloured this image in the same way as the first.
The sentiment was printed straight onto the card and I diecut a gingham 
circle for Gaffi to sit on. 
The same gingham was used as a matting for the image. 
To finish off, I used a pink fineliner to do some faux stitching
around the edge of the white shape.

I would like to add these into the following challenges:
Crafting with friends - atg - 25 May
QKR Stampede - atg - 25 May
Simply papercrafts - atg - 25 May
Aud sentiments - cute and a sentiment - 11 June
Little miss muffet - atg - 31 May

Friday, 4 May 2018

Three Daisies

Over at Patties Creations this month, we challenge you to
 use FLOWERS on your projects.
I used Patties adorable image: three daisies...

Such a pretty image! I knew straight away
which colours and patterns I would like to use with this image.
Black, grey and white - and polkadots!

I punched the top black edge, and diecut the white and black bottom edges.
The butterflies are punched and the image was coloured with
my alcohol markers. I mainly used cream for the petals, 
with a touch of blossom pink on the bottom and top of each petal. 
The sentiment stamp was a freebie - I have had this one a looong time, and never used it.
(I don't know why!)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 20 April 2018


The wonderful - Polkadoodles - are sponsoring us this week, 
at the Colour Crazy Challenge.

I was delighted to receive the image called "big bunch."

After colouring her with my alcohol pens, 
I fussy-cut around her and popped her onto 3d foam.
I felt she didn't need a lot else, so just embossed the background
and inked the edges and corners. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
 Crafting with friends - mothers day - 26 April
Jos scrap shack - atg - 27 April
Polkadoodles - atg - 28 April
QKRstampede - atg - 27 April
Simply papercrafts - atg - 27 April
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Digi choosday - atg - 25 April