Sunday, 29 April 2012

SWEETPEA INSPIRATION


This is one of the new Elisabeth Bell's Twinkle Toes collection called NEW BEGINNINGS.  There are three new stamps in this collection so why not check them out here.





Techniques:
USED:
Stamps:  Elisabeth Bell's Twinkle toes collection - NEW BEGINNINGS
Papers used:   Craftwork cards


Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Sukura glitter pen
White gel pen
Black roller ball pen


Papers:
As above plus
WH Smith - Black cardstock
Create and Craft - Silver mirri

Dies used:
Cheery Lyn flourish - cut up and use in several pieces

Embellishments:
Paper die cut flowers
Papermania buttons
Clear gems
Sentiment - stamp set

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Clearlyistamp - Spring
CraftyCatz - Anything goes
Inspire me Fridays - Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes

Friday, 27 April 2012

PHINDY'S PLACE CHALLENGE




This week's challenge at Phindy's Place is Clean and Simple.  I kepted my project minimalistic with just the image on the card layer.






Sorry about the quality of the photo - not sure what's happen here!  Will have to try out settings again.

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps:    Phindy's Place - KITTY CARGO

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
White gel pen
Black roller ball pen


Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Paper pretties - Clean and Simple
Crafty Sentiments - for a child
Digi Makeup - use a digi stamp

CRAFTS4ETERNITY - SPRING




I just love this gorgeous  digi stamp from Mo Manning called WAITING FOR THE RAIN and what a gorgeous stamp to chose to depict Spring.






So I hope I have inspired you to join in with our challenge at Crafts4eternity this week.




Techniques:
USED:
Stamps:  Mo Manning - WAITING FOR THE RAIN
Papers used:      Craftwork cards papers

Medium:
Copics and Spectrum Noir
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black roller ball pen


Papers:
As above plus
Silver Mirror and 
Co-ordinations


Dies used:
Spellbinders leaves and spiral flowers
Marianne spiral flowers
Magnolia flourish

Embellishments:
Pink pearls - large and small
Sentiment

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
My Mum's Craft Shop - the great outdoors
7 Kids College Fund - Cute
Stampavie and more - Spring
Sassy Cheryl's - April showers
Art with no boundaries - anything goes

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

GUEST DT FOR QUIXOTIC


I love this gorgeous stamp by Elisabeth Bell - it is from her Belles 'n Whistles range available at Quixotic Paperie here.




Techniques:
USED:    Perfect Square and Prefect Layers
Stamps: *Belles 'n Whistles - Sweet Art - A Blossom For You *NEW*
Papers  used:   Paperstack - Autumn Lilac - Tilda Papercraft


Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black roller ball
White gel pen
Blue liquid chalk for sky


Papers:
As above plus
plain black cardstock - WH Smith
Co-ordinations - CC

Embellishments:
Ribbon 2 purple gingham
Ribbon 1 pink gingham
Bow
Earring
Flowers
Buttons - Papermania
Sentiment from same Paperpad

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Celebrate the Occasion - Birthday
Craft room - Ink it
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Ribbon Carousel - Spooled item
Sweet stamps - Frame

PIXIE COTTAGE CHALLENGE



This week's challenge at the Pixie Cottage is to follow the sketch or/and for a Special Lady.


I have chosen to use the sketch and a stamp from The Pixie Cottage Stamps by Sandra Hammer Stump&Bench and a tilda stamp.


This is the last challenge at the Pixie Cottage whilst they take a short break.



Techniques:
USED:



Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils


Papers:
Craftwork cards - pattern papers
Co-ordinations
Silver Mirri

Dies used:
Spellbinders label

Embellishments:
Various flowers
Faux brads

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Paper and such design - Just for the girls
Art with No Boundaries - Anything goes
Lawnscaping - Create a scene
Love to create - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes

Friday, 20 April 2012

CRAFTS4ETERNITY - Something New




It's Friday and it's time for another challenge at Crafts4eternity.  This week's challenge is to use something New - this is always a good challenge as we always have something new we want to play with.  


For me it has to be NEW design papers, (gems - one of the many lovely items I received for my Birthday from a special friend.  Should let her do all my shopping as there were so many wonderful bits and pieces it was like being a kid in a sweet shop - where to start!)


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps:    Mo Manning's - WAITING FOR THE RAIN
Papers  used:  Craftwork Cards 100 sheets of 8" x 8" - QVC  Item NO 500808



Medium:
Copics and Spectrum Noir pens
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black roller ball pen


Papers:
As above
plus Co-ordinations and 
Mirror cards

Dies used:
Magnolia flourish
Marianne and Spellbinders spiral
flower dies
Marianne corner dies

Embellishments:
Gems
Brads

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Spring/Summer colours
Charisma Cardz - Shabby Chic
Crafty Sentiments Designs Monthly - Spring Creations
Lia Stampz - Easter
Oozak - Anything goes

Thursday, 19 April 2012

PHINDY'S PLACE CHALLENGE


This week's challenge at Phindy's Place is Stitches and Squares.  You can use real or faux stitches on your project.  I have used CUPID BUBBLES available here -  which I think is an adorable image.


I just thought this sentiment was so fitting.







Techniques:
USED:
Stamps:    Digi stamp from Phindy's Place as above
Papers used:   Craftwork Cards


Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Sukura pen
Black roller ball pen


Papers:
As above plus Black cardstock and Silver Mirri

Dies used:
Marianne dies

Embellishments:
Paper lace butterflies
Flower
Ribbon and bow
Brad
Gems
Sentiment

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Crafty Ribbons - things with wings
Cute Card Thursday - Metallica
Get Funky - Sentimental
Papertake Weekly - Faux stitches
Paper Shelter - Wings

PAPERPLAY - ANIMAL ANTICS


This week's challenge for Team B is ANIMAL ANTICS - to use any stamp with animals.  This one is one of Mo Manning's Digital stamps called Maya's Balloons.





Techniques:





Medium:
Copics
Black Roller ball pen


Papers:
Craftwork Cards - Pattern papers
Silver Mirror card
Co-ordinations

Dies used:
Cheery Lyn flourish die
Marianne Corner die
Daisy Flower Punch
Martha Stewart Border punch

Embellishments:
Eye lets
Brads
Pearls and Gems
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Belli challenge - Children
Little Darlings - Pastels
Inky Impressions - Birthday
Paper Pretties - Cards for girls
Bitten by the bug - Balloons and Birthday card

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

THE PIXIE COTTAGE CHALLENGE




Once again you have the chose of following the sketch and/or theme.  I have used this week's sketch and the background stamp from the Pixie Cottage is called  WATERFALL SCENE       by Sandra Hammer.





Techniques:
USED:
Stamps:    #1035 The Pixie Cottage Stamps Waterfall Scene by Sandra Hammer
and one of the Tilda stamps.



Medium:
Copics
Black roller ball


Papers:
Craftwork Cards - pattern papers
Silver Mirri


Punch:
Martha Stewart border punch

Embellishments:
Brads

Best wishes,








Challenges I'm entering this into 
Craftroom Challenge - Ink it Up
Art with no boundaries - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Simon Says stamp and show - Anything goes

APRIL GUEST MEMBER - QUIXOTIC PAPERIE


This is my second project as APRIL Guest Member for Quixotic Paperie and I just love this stamp from Elisabeth Bell's Belles 'n Whistles range.  This one is called Ice Cream Butterfly
available here.


Halfway through making this card I decided to sort out one of my flat back pearl boxes.  I spent 3 hours+ sorting them into colours.  I've left the other boxes of pearls for another time - 3 hours was more than long enough to spend doing this!





Techniques:
Shopping List:  Quixotic Paperie


                            Make it Colour blending card
                            flat back pearls
                            stamp - details as above
Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils - did use a darker shade pencil than would normally use by mistake - hopefully I managed to pull it back!
Black Roller ball pen
Liquid chalk - sky


Papers:
Craftwork Cards Pattern Papers
Silver Mirri
Black cardstock

Dies used:
Spellbinders Peony shaped dies
Spellbinders decorative circle die
Cheery Lyn Flourish die
McGee Flower punches
Also used Perfect Layers (rulers to cut layers various widths)

Embellishments:
Small flowers
Gingham Ribbon and bow
Flat back pearls
Butterfly
Buttons

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Paperminutes - Your newest stamp
Paper Take Weekly - Faux stitching
Ribbon Carousel Challenges - Spooled item - use bright colours
Sassy Cheryls - Butterfly
Craft your Passion - Die cuts and punches

Sunday, 15 April 2012

SWEETPEA DT INSPIRATION




Don't you just love this little girl!  Such a sweetie!


This is another of Conie Fong's gorgeous stamps which are available as a single stamp (abbie) or as a plate of 4 images.  Check the 4 images (sheet 3, Plate 204) out here - I know I couldn't choose just one of them!






Stamp Used:  ABBIE By Conie Fong


For those of you that read my last blog I mentioned I'd just started to use the perfect edges and perfect square for matting and layering.  Well having tried various knife's and cutting tools I found what works best for me is a knife with a long blade.  My Husband gave me some disposable knifes which he has used at work and they work the best out of everything I've tried. 





Techniques:

Medium:  Copics and Pencils, Diamond Glaze (balloons), Black roller ball pen
Papers:   My Minds Eye Paper pack and Co-ordinations
Dies used:    Magnolia flourish die, Marianne Hearts
Embellishments:  Various flowers, 3D sticker - butterfly, Word stickers, Button, Brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
2Sisters - Flowers
CraftUsCrazy - Flowers
SSDS - Pastel colours
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Faux stitches

Friday, 13 April 2012

CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY CHALLENGE




This is my first week as a DT member of Crafts4eternity and I am looking forward to joining the team and getting to know the other DT members.


This week's challenge is to use Cool Grey's on your project.  Here is a photo inspiration for you.



Techniques:
USED:
Stamps:  Digital stamps - freebies
Papers used:   My Mind's Eye - Antique Dots

Medium:
Copics


Papers:
As above plus
black cardstock - WHSmith



Dies used:
Spellbinders
Marianne flower dies

Embellishments:
Brads
Flowers
Ribbons

Best wishes,




Challenges I'm entering this into 
Just keep on creating - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Celebration
Paper Pretties - 2 or more design papers
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Perfect Sentiments - Sentiment on front of card