Saturday, 19 April 2014
My MIL loves to knit and her favourite flowers are poppies……so I knew I had to use this stamp for her.
I made an 8 x 8 card and actually got out one of my embossing folders (which is a rarity for me!) to make the background on gorgeous centura pearl card.
I have coloured the image in with my Speccies and the little labels that you see are from Lili of the Valley.
Time to enter a few challenges now so here goes:
Well I am off now to as my cooker buzzer is beeping and a lovely leg of lamb and roasties awaits me…….mmmmmmmmm.
Sunday, 13 April 2014
This one is a really sweet Besties digi that I thought would really suit someone I know so I just had to have the image to add to my collection.
I recently joined an on line class with Kit and Clowder to learn a bit more about face and hair colouring. So far I have only managed to find time to do one lesson which focussed on colouring the face but I learned some really interesting stuff about form, shadow and variation of colours which I have tried to put in to practise. As a result the face has come out a bit brighter than my usual pasty looking people but I am quite pleased how it came out. Still desperately need to nail that hair though!
Anyhow - the rest of the image I coloured to match my chosen digital papers which are from the Nitwits Eggstra Special set, a particular favourite of mine for Spring time cards, and I have finished off with a bit of faux stitching.
Of course I couldn't let all those lovely Easter and Spring themed challenges pass me by, so here comes the list:
Well that's me done for today. Off to enjoy the rest of the sunshine that today has to offer and maybe a little bit of crafting too.
Thanks for visiting today.
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
So that was the inspiration for this card - something you would give to someone who had done something special for you, but made in a way that would suit lots of tastes. I hope I hit the mark!
The lovely stamp is from Stamp Addicts and, when I stamped and coloured it I just knew I wanted to frame it with lots of lovely ribbon, and so the rosette came to be.
It's a little bit time consuming, but really easy to make. I simply cut out some circles from thick card and the applied little strips of super sticky tape all around the edges. It's then simply a case of pressing down the ribbon in a pleat fashion - or whatever suits, and then layering everything up with thick sticky pads.
Anyway, I hope you like it :-)
Finally, here are the challenges I would like to enter today….
Thanks for stopping by today!
Saturday, 29 March 2014
So, with the improving weather I start to turn my Crafty thoughts to all things Spring, including flowers in bloom and Easter of course!
The lovely papers that you see happened to be a freebie from a magazine that came out over a year ago, and I think they are really lovely.
But this card was all about the image really and I had great fun colouring in this cute little image with my Alcohol pens.
So - time to enter a few of those Spring challenges I think, and here they are:
Thank you all for stopping by today and I wish you all a wonderful Spring weekend.
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Little Fairies and this time our theme is Down on the Farm.
Now I know that this little lovely isn't actually on a Farm but she is surrounded by sweet little chicks, so that's the 'Farm' theme covered - right?
I had real fun with this card - first of all the fantastic Prairie Fairy image, second the chance to use some lovely bright colours and lastly a bit of stamping decoupage - always soooo worth it if you have the time.
I do hope you will come and join us over at CLF this week and join in with the Farmyard fun. I look forward to seeing you over there!
Sunday, 16 March 2014
So my card for today is a gorgeous LOTV Bunny, coloured in shaes of Lavender for a change. This paper is actually printed from a Flower Fairies CD so it really goes to show that you can mix and match between ranges.
I have put faux stitching all around the edges on this card and I achieved it by pricking holes all around the borders (which did take a while!) and then using my fine liner to join all the holes. It really does give a realistic effect.
So finally - on to some challenges that I would like to enter:
Thanks for stopping by today.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
In the and I came up with a rather tenuous link to the movie "Beethoven'…because it is all about a dog. I also thought of "Cats and Dogs' but then I realised there were no cats on my card!
Luckily - you can also base a card on a song for this challenge so I cam up with 'You ain't nothing but a Hound Dog', which is quite strange as i am not an Elvis fan, but for some reason that song was just drumming though my head!
Anyway - you get the idea - this week we want to see something that is linked to a film or song in one way or another.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with, so I do hope that you will join in the fun over at Crafty Little Fairies this week.
Finally, here are some of the other lovely challenges that I would like to enter….
Thanks for stopping by.