Thursday, 16 February 2017

Darling Buds Launch

I've had so much fun during the last week helping out with the launch of The Darling Buds by the uber talented Nikky Hall.

First there was Tulip. I coloured her up using my prisma pencils and I used various rubber stamps and coloured inks to create a more 'mixed media' style background.

Then came Daffodil. I don't tend to use a lot of yellow in my colouring so this one challenged me a little bit. I used my Graph'it Markers here.

 Then there was Crocus. Now this one was scary for me, yellow and purple together??? Believe me it doesn't happen in my craft bubble but I decided to have a play. I coloured her up using my Lyra Pencils then decided to have a play with my Gansai Tambi water colours for the background. Add a die cut and a few gemstones and I achieved (for me) quite a bold look.

Next came Snowdrop. My new Tattered Lace dies and they fitted around this image perfectly, Out came the prisma's for this little beauty and I did go over the top of the flowers with a Spectrum Sparkle pen but of course the photo doesn't do it justice.
Finally comes the adorable Bluebell. I kept her CAS as she was just so pretty she's coloured with Lyra's too. This collection is just adorable I can't wait to make some more.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Show A Little Love

Happy Friday everyone. I'm here with some mid challenge inspiration for the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog as a DT we are 'showing a little love' but you can enter with anything goes!

For this make I opted for a circular card and used ingredients from Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses download collection. I created my own decoupage using the cute little bird digi which I coloured up with my Lyra pencils (Birds, 71, 70, 68, 65, 02, 83, 82, 80, 007, 008, 009, 095, 096, 097, Large Heart, 29, 28, 27, Small Hearts, 27, 26, 24)

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Friday, 3 February 2017

Using A Design Sheet

Morning all. I have a cute little tag to share with you today. Made from one of the design sheets (Design Sheet 1) from Sticks & Bones. The only things added from my crafty stash are the base card stock, distress inks, glossy accents (eyes)  a glitter pen for the flower centres and some raffia. I also shaped the flowers to give them a little more dimension before adhering to my tag.

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Roses Girl

Here's my DT creation this week the beautiful digi is from Lemon Shortbread available HERE and I've coloured her up using my prisma pencils the green backing paper is from Fredericka and I used the sentiment 'Oh So Pretty' from Lavender Tea Stamp Soup set. The die is Venetian Lace and the flowers are from my crafty stash.

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Using a Die Cut

I don't know about you guys but after making Christmas card after Christmas card, my mojo for the new year has been on a go slow. As a DT at Polkadoodles we were given the subject of 'Use a Die Cut' and thankfully I have a step dad with an early January birthday so I combined those 2 things and came up with this....

A cute little A6 flip card in shades of blue & brown.

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Friday, 6 January 2017


It's great to be kicking off the New Year with a brand new weekly challenge blog, Colour Crazy, no matter what your chosen colouring medium, pens, pencils paints.... pop on over and  join in the fun it would be great to see you!

For my first DT project I used cute little Blinkie from Cherryblossom Lane collection. He's also available separately as a digi stamp HERE or a clear stamp HERE. I coloured him up using my Prismacolor Pencils and for those interested here are the colours used.
Blinkie: 1050, 1051, 1052, 1054, 1056, 1058
Nose/Ears: 993, 938
PJs: 902, 906,1100, 938
Slippers: 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 938, 993
Bear:1068, 1069, 1070, 1072, 1074, 1076, 935, 993, 938

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New Beginnings

Happy New Year bloggers! I do hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas with your family/loved one's. Over at Polkadoodles we are kicking off 2017 with some inspiration. It's mid challenge time  and the DT are thinking about 'Something New'. I always think of January as a clean slate & a chance to change your out look so decided for a positive, new beginnings card. You of course are free to enter what you wish as 'Anything Goes'

I coloured Octavia Winter Time up using my Lyra Rembrandt pencils.
Skin: 031, 032, 082, 090, 091
Hair: 075, 076, 080, 082
Dress: 053, 054, 055
Watch/Bow: 082, 083, 084, 085

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Craftaholics R Us

Crafting With An Attitude

Crafty Girls Creations

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