Wednesday, 29 February 2012

THE PIXIE COTTAGE - CHALLENGE #110 ANYTHING GOES


This week's challenge at the Pixie Cottage is an open one - ANYTHING GOES or sketch or both.


I have used   The Pixie Cottage Digital Stamp Piano    and combined it with one of the digital stamps from Sugar Nellies.

Techniques:
USED:   Merged two images using Paint Net
Stamps:    The Pixie Cottage Digital Stamp Piano  
                 Sweet Adorables - Sugar Nellies
Papers  used:  My Minds Eye Paper pack


Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black pen
Distressing ink pad


Papers:
My Minds Eye
Silver Mirri
Co-ordinations


Dies used:
Magnolia doily flower and butterfly
Spellbinders - leaf and small butterfly
Circle punch (Epiphany) and epoxy cover

Embellishments:
Ribbon bow
Ticket sentiments

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Celebrations
NettiesG's Digital gems - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Opus Gluei - Tickets
Pan Pastel - Use a ribbon

Monday, 27 February 2012

BOYS WILL BE BOYS!

Sorry couldn't get a great photo - think the spray varnish was affecting the image of the first boy.



How fabulous are these stamps - I love these little boys their just so cute and only having a son they remind me of him when he was small.  He adored playing in the sand and come to think of it he was quite a water baby.


These are both from Elizabeth Bell's latest collection of stamps.  
©Elisabeth Bell's Sand Play
©Elisabeth Bell's Big Splash







I hope I have inspired you so why not check out the other stamps available at Sweetpea Stamps - there's a stamp their for any occasion, celebration or just to say hello how are you?





Techniques:
USED:


Stamps: SWEETPEA STAMPS - ELISABETH BELL, SAND PLAY AND BIG SPLASH
Papers  used:   K & Co Paper Pad

Medium:  Copics, Prisma and Polychromo pencils, Black roller ball, Varnish spray for shine and liquid chalk for the sky
Papers:   As above plus Co-ordinations


Dies used:  Cut using Cricut machine
Embellishments:  My Minds Eye sentiment stickers, Butterfly stickers, Twine, Wire for curls, brads

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
The Corrosive Challenge - dimension
Fashionable Stamping - make it for a child
Stampalot Challenge - in the garden
The Craft Place - anything goes
Hotshot Crafts - one for the boys
Polkadoodle - Summer fever
Wags 'n Whiskers - Male birthday

Friday, 24 February 2012

PHINDYS PLACE - GET WELL CARD


This week's challenge at Phindy's Place is to make a GET WELL SOON card.  For this project I chose this gorgeous stamp called LOVE FLUTTERBY.


Made a boob - chose the design papers from the cover of the paper pad only to find the papers I'd chosen were missing I'd obviously used and not realised.  Any how I managed to chose some others from the same paper pad so all was well!



Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Phindys Place - Digital Stamp - Love Flutterby
Papers  used:   Papermania Capsule Collection


Medium:
Copics
Primsa and Polychromo pencils
Sukura glitter pen
Black roller ball pen


Papers:
As above plus Co-ordinations

Dies used:
Sentiment cut using Cricut

Embellishments:
Flowers
Butterfly stickers

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Simon Says Stamp... - 3 different papers
Sisterhood of Crafters - use a digi
The Perfect Sentiment - Sentiment - Get Well...
Whimsy Stamp --- - Monochromatic
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
Sentimental Sunday - Sentiment
Challenge up your life - Get well soon
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Red, White and Pink

Thursday, 23 February 2012

SWEETPEA DT INSPIRATION

Hi - it's my turn Sharon to share some inspiration. 


Seems so long ago since I last did my post!  I haven't been able to craft much lately due to illness so I used a stamped image I'd coloured a while ago but had never got around to making into a card - I think because I was stumped and didn't know where to go with the design!


Fortunately, for me I had some bits and pieces on the floor sorting out which papers to use with what images etc and this sweetpea image just happened to be lying on the design paper I've used.  Problem solved and away to go.




The stamps is Meredith Dillman's Pearl and is available here as either a single stamp or as part of a set of four ©Meredith Dillman's sheet 5, Plate 107.

 I hope you like what I've done with her - you are welcome to check out my blog here for further details.



Medium:
Copics


Papers:
My Minds Eye Paper pack


Dies used:
Snowflake dies from Spellbinders
Marianne dies and Magnolia
Sentiment frame - Spellbinders
Cheery Lyn Frame die
Circle - punch

Embellishments:
Epoxy circle sticker
Pearls
Ribbon bow



Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Cooking up with Kate - Favourite things (my favourite things of the moment are Epiphany Epoxy kit and lots of dies - not forgetting Copics which I would be lost without)
Inky Impressions - Punches/Dies
Little Darlings - Favourite embellishment (Epiphany Epoxy kit)
Paper Pretties - Punches/dies
Paper Shelter - Add a sentiment

PAPERPLAY CHALLENGE - SOMETHING FOR A MOTHER, DAUGHTER, ETC


It's time for Team B to show off their creativity this week and the challenge is something for your Mum, Sister, Aunt, Daughter, Niece - actually any special female in your life really!



I did wonder if I would get this posted in time as I had quite a lot of problems along the way!


Thought I'd colour the image and do a cream on cream card.  Tried colouring a background which started OK and then I went a bit mad and absolutely hated - so had the job of cutting out the image  - thought I'd leave a border around the image which would be easier to cut out - No - didn't like that either so had to go for the trickier cut - which I think turned out OK as my eyes aren't what they should be but haven't plucked up the courage to go to the Opticians.


Next I wanted to incorporate some dies using my cricut having just got it out of the cupboard after it had been on vacation practically all the time I've had it!  Managed to download Craftroom to plot out where I wanted the dies and the sizes.  Tick - this part went to plan.


Well I played around with bits and pieces for hours and did not come up with one layout I liked which is when I gave up and went for backing papers.  Again I played around with the layout not complete happy with outcome.  Eventually after many hours I settled on the above.


I love the quote which is said to be a quote from Sophia Loren.  I also added a note with a butterfly on as a personal message.



Techniques:
USED: MASKING TECHNIQUE - JOINING TWO IMAGES

Stamps:
 SWEETPEA - ©Conie Fong's Dozen Roses
SWEETPEA - ©Conie Fong's Bella
Papers used: My minds Eye - Antique dots




Medium:
Copics
Glaze pen for nose and eyes
White gel pen
Glitter - ribbon
Distressing ink pad


Papers:
As above and plain cream card stock


Dies used:
All cut using the Cricut

Embellishments:
Butterfly stickers
Pearl
Ribbon and bow
Flowers
Charm

Best wishes,


Challenges I'm entering this into 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Pink and Brown
Crazy Admigo Challenge - use a tag
Sassy Cheryl's - No embossing
Sparkle Creation...... - Heart
Hooked on crafts - Heart
iCopic Lover - Animal
Stamp and Create - Love
There she goes - Animals
There's magic in the air - For someone you love -Colours
Touch Twin Markers and more - Animals

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

THE PIXIE COTTAGE - CHALLENGE #109 BUTTON AND BOWS


This week's challenge again has a choice our Sketch or Button and Bows alternatively you can do both.  I have chosen the theme this week and have used two digi stamps and merged them together to show off this great digital stamp from the Pixie Cottage by Artish.


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: The Pixie Cottage Digital Image Vanity
girl digi  - Sweet Adorables
Papers used:  My Minds Eye - Girls


Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black pen
White gel pen
Spica pens


Papers:
As above plus Co-ordinations and
Silver mirri 

Dies used:
Memory box - butterfly
Magnolia - border 
Spellbinder - leaves
Marianne - single leaf 
Flower dies
McGills Flower punch

Embellishments:
Ribbon bow
Buttons
Brads 

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Paper Creations Ink... - Your favourite technique (merging 2 images)
Stamps R Us - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Die or Punch
There's magic in the Air - For someone you love plus Pink/White + one other colour
Pollycraft - Ribbon and buttons
NettieG's Digital Gems - Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes

Monday, 20 February 2012

JUST TO SAY




This gorgeous image is a digi from Saturated Canary and is called THANK YOU.


For this project I decided to use a book of papers from Kanban so having picked my papers I started on the colouring.  Started to regret colour choice almost straight away but decided to keep going and see what would happen.  


Turned out to be one of my Husband's favourites so hopefully others will think so too!


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps:   Digi stamp - Saturated Canary - THANK YOU
Papers used:   Kanban paper pack



Medium:
Copics
Primsa and Polychrome pencils
Sukura pens
PVA glue for faux pearls


Papers:
As above plus Co-ordinations

Dies used:
Frame - cut with cricut
Memory Box - decorative circle and butterfly
Marianne - small flowers
Marianne and Spellbinders for other flowers

Embellishments:
Epiphany Epoxy punch and sticker
gems
brads

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Pile it On - Sending Happiness
Scrappy Frogs - Dies
Sketchy Colours - Blues and grey
Dies to die for - Dies
Fab 'n Funky - Something new (Cricut)

FLOWER POWER




This digi is one of my favourites from Saturated Canary because it reminds me of the late sixty's and a pair of trousers I had.  I loved them - they were paisley pattern in pinks and purples with a lilac belt!



Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Digi stamp - Saturated Canary - Hippielov
Papers used:   My Minds Eye Paper Pack


Medium:
Copics
Polychromo and Primsa pencils
PVA glue for faux pearls


Papers:
As above plus Co-ordinations

Dies used:
Cheery Lyn Forest frame
Magnolia doily flower and butterfly
Marianne Flowers and Leaves
Daisy flower punch
Spellbinders Sentiment frame

Embellishments:
Pearls
Brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Paper Sundaes - Birthdays
Dies to dies for - Anything goes
Card Crafters Circle - Die cuts
Fun with Shapes and more - die cuts/punches
Fabulous Friday - Brads

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THIS!


This is one of the digi stamps from Saturated Canary and I love the face on this one - great eyes!

This week I'm into Tent cards and this is the first one this week!  I also investigated in the new Epoxy stickers and punches from Crafters Companion and have been busy playing with them!

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Digi Stamp - Saturated Canary - COPICA
Papers used:    My Minds Eye Paper pack - Antique dots

Medium:
Copics
PVA glue for faux pearls


Papers:
As above plus
Co-ordinations

Dies used:
All cut using Cricut

Embellishments:
Epiphany Epoxy punch and stickers
Bow
Faux brads

Best wishes and thanks for looking,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Creative Inspirations Paint - Polka dots
Crafty Annes - Bold and BrightAllsorts - Free and Easy February
Crafty Emma - Spots and dots
Less in more - Punch (epoxy discs)

Friday, 17 February 2012

PHINDY'S PLACE CHALLENGE - BLING IT UP



INTRODUCTION

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps:   Spring Dress Kulla
Paper used:   CD Forever Friends Gold and Black Collection
Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
White gel pen
PVA glue - faux pearls

Papers:
As above plus
Co-ordinations
Dies used:
Corner (chipboard)
McGills Flower punch

Embellishments:
Sentiment
Various flowers
Bow
3d Butterfly
Pins and faux pearls
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Inky Impressions - Punches/dies
Little Darlings - Favourite embellishment (Flowers made from punches)
Penny's Paper .... - Anything goes
Sweet stamping - Roses



Wednesday, 15 February 2012

THE PIXIE COTTAGE - CHALLENGE #108 ANYTHING BUT A CARD




This week's challenge is ANYTHING BUT A CARD and SKETCH or Sketch only.  As it's a card I gone for the sketch.


The stamp I've used this week is another digital background stamp by Artish.  This one is called IMAGE ROSE COVERED TRELLIS available from the Pixie Cottage.

Medium:
Copics, Black pen, Spica pens


Papers:  My Minds Eye


Dies used:   Spellbinders flourishes

Embellishments:  3d Butterflies, Sentiment, Faux brads, Flowers
Best wishes,


Challenges I'm entering this into 
Digital Tuesday  - Use your stash
Sweet Stamps - Roses
The Cheerful Stamp... - Happy Birthday
Paper Pretties - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp... - Anything goes

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

CUTIE


I coloured this image specify for the Saturated Canary Challenge which is Red, Pink and White.



Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Digi - Saturated Canary - Picnic
Papers used: Bo Bunny
Medium:  Copics, Polychromo pencils, black pen, Stickles glitter
Papers:   As above plus Co-ordinations
Dies used:  Creda border, Spellbinders fleu de leys and sentiment label, Marianne Flowers and frame, Magnolia border punch (use main image)
Embellishments: Brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Inky Wincy - recipe
Karens Doodles - Celebrate
Paper Pretties - Flowers
Stamps R Us - Anything goes
Saturated Canary - Red, Pink and White   

Friday, 10 February 2012

PHINDYS PLACE - CIRCLES


This week's challenge at Phindys Place is CIRCLES - so pretty easy challenge here.  


I have used this gorgeous image from Phindys Place called SCOOPS OF LOVE.


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: SCOOPS OF LOVE - PHINDYS PLACE
Papers used:  MY MINDS EYE PAPER PACK


Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black pen


Papers:
As above plus
Co-ordinations

Dies used:
My Memories die - floral circle
McGills flower punch - large rose

Embellishments:
3d butterfly
bow
faux brads
Mixture of flowers

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Crafty Purple Frog - Flowers
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes
Sassy Studio - Birthday card
Little Darlings - Favourite embellishment (brads)
Pixie Cottage - Red

Thursday, 9 February 2012

SWC - CHALLENGE #26 - BIRTHDAYS


Hi everyone,

Welcome to this month's challenge at Sunday's with Crissy and the theme this month is BIRTHDAYS.  I have used one of Crissy's gorgeous new digital release stamps called SPRING LAMB and is available from WHIMSY STAMPS.

I love this image and did toy with the idea of including sentiments with a play on You/Ewe but in the end I decided to keep it quite simple and understated.





Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: As above
Papers  used:  My Minds Eye - Antique dots

Medium: Copics and pencils, Black pen
Papers:  As above, plus Co-ordinations
Embellishments: Flowers, Faux brads, Sentiment
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Crafts and Me = New image
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
OWH Stars and Stamps - No glitter Birthday cards
Celebrate the Occasion - Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes