Sunday, 27 March 2016

It' s Easter!

The challenege at Glitter n Sparkle this week,. is "Easter!" 
Perfect for this time of year!
So.. here is my yearly Easter card...
I only make one.
It's for my niece and nephew. 
(Shes 12 and he is 3.)

The image is called "Pocket Patootie Easter Bunny"
from The Stamping Boutique.
It was a lovely image to colour with my promarkers.
I decoupaged his arm, so it stands off the image.
I stamped the little easter eggs using a free stamp set I got on a craft mag
a few years ago and added some 
docrafts flowers. 
I punched the border and the sentiment is from my pc. 
The backing paper was in a pack that cost me £1 a number of years ago. 
It's a lovely spring flowers paper. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafters cafe - Easter - 1 April
Brown sugar - Easter - 1 April
Crafting with friends - atg - 8 April
QKR Stampede - Easter - 1 April
Simply papercraft - atg - 8 April
Cardz 4 galz - cute n cuddly - 31 April
Crafty gals corner - Easter or spring - 30 March
The paper shelter - Eastertime - 29 March
Fantastic tuesday - atg with a twist: cute critters - 29 March
Crafty cardmakers - Easter - 3 April

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Baby bunny

I got lucky enough this week, over at Glitter n Sparkle
to get a second image - "Cute Bunny" from Bugaboo.
Again, I created a card for our 
"anything goes" challenge...

I wanted to keep this simple -
I embossed the background with my "swiss dots" 
embossing folder. I love this method of embossing - with folders, in my bigshot...
it's easy, quick and effective!
I coloured the bunny with my promarkers
(and raised it off the card, with slight 3d foam pads)
and added a strip along the bottom, embossed the edges and 
added a diecut word... love. 
(It was my birthday this week, and a lovely friend knew i wanted this die, 
and sent it to me - as a surprise!  Thankyou Helen ...
I love it!)

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

Crafty Catz - baby - 25 March
Creative fingers - atg - 31 March
As you like it - fave embossing and why - 24 March
Cardz for gals - cute n cuddly - 31 .March
Little miss muffet - atg - 25 March
CASE this sketch - sketch - 26 March
Simon says stamp - cute n cuddly - 25 March
Passion for promarkers- childs birthday - 23 March
Unicorn .challenge - CAS - 1 April
Oh la la creations - spring is in the air - 28 March

Sepia tones

When I got this image called "Billy" from Ppinkydolls, 
I wanted to make it look like an old sepia image...

I played about with my lyra pencils and derwent watercolour pencils 
to create the soft colouring, as the image is drawn so softly. 
The challenge this week at Glitter n Sparkle is 
"Anything goes"
so I could play with the sepia technique. 
I used some strips of beige / brown papers
and embossed and softly chalked the background, to give a little more detail. 
The sentiment is stamped on the card base.. it's from craftwork cards.

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

QKR Stampede - add a sentiment - 25 March
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 28 March
Through the craft room door - atg - 23 March
Crafting from the heart - atg - 22 March
Eureaka stamps - atg - 22 March

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Use green...

This weeks challenge at Glitter n Sparkle
is ... "use green"
So I coloured this cute image - Cadence - 
using plenty of green!   

I thought this lovely image was gorgeous to colour. 
I popped her onto an embossed star background, once I had fussy cut around her. 
I embossed using a docrafts folder - my favourite way to emboss,
as its quick. simple and very effective! 
The sentiment is from pink petticoat...which is now, sadly, closed.
It was really hard to photograph, but i have also used my fave diamond
stickles on her wings and near the sentiment. 
I matted the embossed piece and the sentiment onto green card, 
but thought it needed something more,
so added white dots with my white sakura pen.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty friends -  atg - 26 March
Polkadoodles - spring colours - 26 March
QKR Stampede - add some sparkle - 19 March
Simply create too - use green only - 19 March
As you like it - your fave embossing and why - 25 March
Crafty girl creations - atg - 24 March
Hannah and friends - atg - 17 March
Sassy studios - shades of green - 17 March

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Mother's Day

I hope you have all remembered that Mother's Day is today!
This is one of the cards I have made ..

At Glitter n Sparkle, the theme this week is "Mother's day"
and I used the image "Cat" from Kenny K.


Sooo cute! 
I coloured him with my promarkers and the sentiment is from 
Pink Petticoat - which has now sadly closed.
The backing paper is from a pack I bought in the works for £1.
I made a little banner and embossed the bottom, to sit the cat and sentiment on. 
To finish, I inked the edges of everything in pink. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty calendar - mums day / special female - 28 March
Brown sugar - cute and cuddly - 10 March
Crafty catz - use 3 different papers - 10 March
Cardz for gals - card for woman / women  - 16 March
Little miss muffet - atg - 9 March
ABC - c is for cute - 13 March
Crafty boots - for the lady - 13 March
Dream valley - mothers day - 13 March

Friday, 4 March 2016


I got this stunning image this month... "peacock"
for our
USE GREEN monthly challenge

I simply coloured this image with my promarkers...
although it did take a good while! (lol)
I used a peacock feather backing paper,
which I bought in a 6 x 6 paper stack in "The Works" a little while back. 
Some punched flowers and leaves
and a little faux stitching around the edge, finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafting with an attitude -atg - 28 March
Crafty girl creations - atg - 9 March
Double d - use green - 14 March
Paper creator - spring colours - 31 March
Melonheadz friends - use an animal - 14 March
Crafty friends - floral - 11 March