Wednesday, 30 November 2011

THE PIXIE COTTAGE CHALLENGE



This week's challenge at the Pixie Cottage is once again to follow the sketch for this week and or Home Decor.

I have used the sketch and Hannah with Sled which is available here

Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Stickles glitter
Martha Stewart textured glitters
Sukura gel pen
PVA pearl glue
Black roller ball
White gel pen

Papers:
As above
Dies used:
Marianne snow flakes, christmas tree, reindeer
Spellbinders flourishes
Embellishments:
Pearls
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Cards and more.... - Snowflakes
Partytime Tuesday - Anything goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Winter
Craft your Passion - tis the Season
Hooked on Crafts - Winter Wonderland

Sunday, 27 November 2011

SWEETPEA STAMPS

I am lovely being on the Sweetpea DT and have been enjoying going through my Sweetpea collection of stamps.  I love having so many lovely stamps and  can chose the one that inspires me on that particularly day. 

For my first project I have used a fabulous stamp from Anna Marine called  Trick Me Once or available as one of four stamps on  Sheet 1, Plate 141.


I chose to kept to the green's and neutral's to reflect the IRISH theme of the stamp but I think she would look good any colour!


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: SWEETPEA -  Trick Me Once
Papers used: Bo Bunny

Medium:
Copics/S Noir pens
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen
Sukura gel pens

Papers:
As above - all others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Petaloo flowers and embellishment
Faux brads

CARD 1 - Challenges I'm entering this into  
2 Sisters - Holiday (St Patricks Day)
Hiding in My Craft..... - Any Holiday (")
Secret Crafters - Borders and Flowers
Sweet Stamping - Punches/Dies
Less is more - a bit of bling

For my next project I used  Rachel Anderson's Sunrise also available on stamp plate - sheet 2, plate 111

CARD 2
For this card I wanted to try to achieve a watercolour wash effect for the background.  Have to admit I found it a lot harder than I thought to achieve.  Sometimes the simple effects are the hardest to achieve.   I used a blending pen to take out some of the colour giving a more subdued look.



Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Sweetpea - Rachel Anderson's Sunrise
Papers used: Bo Bunny
Medium:
Copics and S Noir pens
Spica glitter pens
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen

Papers:
As above
All others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders
Marianne
Embellishments:
3d Stickers - Butterflies
Brads
Pearls
Bow

Card 2 - Challenges I'm entering this into  
Prairie Fairy - Anything fall
Inspire me Fridays - Anything
Mami Doodles - Fairy tales are real
Wags and Whiskers - Angel or Fairy
Crafty Purple Frog - For someone special

My next project features Renee Biertempfel's Oceania  and available on Sheet 1, Plate 144.  Check out these stamps - she has created some wonderful backgrounds and I have been playing around with ways to achieve something similiar - unfortunately can't find where I put them!

I have to say in this photo she does look as if she has a black eye but this I think is due to the fact you are only seeing a partial eye!


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Sweetpea - Renee Biertempfel's Oceania
Papers  used:  Dies to die for
Medium:
Copics and S Noir pens
Stickles glitter
Prisma and Polychromo pencils

Papers:
As above
All others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders 
Embellishments:
Pearls
Flowers
Gems
Die cut leaves
Best wishes,
Card 3 - Challenges I'm entering this into challenges



Saturday, 26 November 2011

URCHIN

This is a fabulous image from Mo's Digital Pencil ideal for Christmas themed projects.  This image is called URCHIN WITH BIRD.

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: As above
Papers  used: Linen white card





Medium:
Copics
Primsa and Polychromo pencils
White gel pen
Black roller ball pen
PVA glue for faux pearls






Papers:
As above
Co-ordinates
Dies used:
Magnolia flower die
Spellbinders and Marianne dies
McGills flower punches
Embellishments:
Brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Cardmadfairys Digi - Winter Wonderland
Fairy Tale - Christmas
Fun with shapes and more - Die cuts/punches - Cold as Ice
Pattie's Creations - Christmas
Poodles Parlour - Christmas

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Music


I have used one of the newer releases from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This image is called GEORGIA.
Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: DIGITAL stamp - Georgia - Mos Digital Pencil
Papers used: K & Co paper stash








Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen
PVA glue for faux pearls

Papers:
AS ABOVE
Co-ordinations
Dies used:
McGills flower punches various


Embellishments:
Brad
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything goes
Polly Craft ... Christmas fun
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Challenge Up your life - Music
Karber -  Anything goes 

SWEETPEA STAMPS


Hi Sweetpea'ers
For todays post I'm sharing with you a card made using one of Karen Middletons stamps.  This one is called ROSEMARY and is also available on a stamp plate of 4 stamps (sheet 17, Plate 184).

I love this stamp plate and like the softer colouring with these images - almost have a dreamy feel to them.
Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Sweetpea's Karen Middleton - Rosemary
Papers:  Pattern -  Dies to die 4

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black roller ball pen

Papers:
As above
Black - WH Smith
All others - Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Decoupage 3D flower
Bow
Faux brads



Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into
Crafting when we can ..  -   Female Birthday
Creative Inspirations - Thanks
Dream Valley - Faux stitching
OSAAT - Anything goes
The Hybrid Chick.... - Birthday

 

Chimney Sweep


I adore this image - how cute is this Chimney Sweep!  I can remember my Grandad cleaning our Chimney - he used to do Chimney Sweeping after his retirement not sure what age he gave it up but he lived until he was 90!

Techniques:
USED:  
Stamps:    Mo's Digital Pencil - Chimney Sweep
Papers used: Linen Cardstock, Co-ordinates



Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
White Gel pen
Silver Calligraphy pen



Martha Stewart Glitters
Sukura glitter pen
Flower soft
Papers:
As above
Dies used:
All either Spellbinders or
Marianne collection of dies
Embellishments:
Brads






Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Make My Monday - Flowers, foliage and snowflakes
Stamp Fairy - Glitter
Flowerets stamps - Christmas
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Christmas and cute image 

Carol Singers

I love this collection of digi stamps from Mo Manning.  I love the fact you can use the four elements in any order or combination you like.


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Mo Manning - Carol Singers
Papers  used: K&COMPANY paper pack



Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
White gel pen
PVA pearl glue (snow)
Sukura glitter pen


Papers:
As above
Co-orinations
Gold Linen card

Dies used:
McGills flower punches
Other flower punches
Spellbinders


Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Daisy Doodles..... - Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles ... - Baby its cold outside
My Craft Spot - handmade flowers
Paper Creations INK - Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy... - Anything Christmas

SWEETPEA CANDY OFFER

 40% off sheet sale, plates 1-126


 
3 new images being released by Elisabeth Bell and now taking pre-orders: HERE
I'm ordering mine now!

Party Present:

Party Pose:

Party Play:
see website for further details!

Those that order all 3 during our pre-order, will be entered in a drawing for our sheet #31, Presents and Cupcakes sheet. Winner will be posted on Nov 25th and it will be shipped out when the Elisabeth Bell pre-order comes in:

approx. 3.50" x 5"

Don't forget pop over to Sweetpea stamps and take a look at the wonderful array of stamps available.
 
 
Best wishes,
 

Monday, 21 November 2011

Ragged Angel

I just love this image and so had to use it again.  I think it makes fabulous Christmas cards.  The image is a digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil called RAGGED ANGEL.



I have made a few cards based on Red and White which I have particularly liked. 
Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Mo Mannings RAGGED ANGEL
Papers  used:  All from Crafters Companion

Medium:
Copics
Primsa and Polychromo pencils
PVA pearl glue - snowflakes
Martha Stewart glitter
Black Roller Ball pen
White gel pen

Papers:
White Linen card
Co-ordinations deep red
Gold Linen card



Punches-
MCGills flower punches
EK Success border punch (Ribbon)
Dies used:
Large daisy
Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Berries and foliage
Various brads


Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Paper Creations Ink ....- Christmas
Dustin Pike - Anything Christmas
Pan Pastel..... - Frosty and Bright
Sparkles Forum .... - Vintage Christmas
2 Sisters - Let it Sparkle