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Grew up in the era of make and mend so have always been crafty. Love trying new things and in particularly love Art and Crafts. My favourite techniques are colouring with different mediums and altered art. Always happy to try new things.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

LADYBUG CRAFTS




Another month and another CHALLENGE at Ladybug crafts and a step closer to Christmas!  Ahhrrr..............

Back to the challenge, this month's challenge is I think an Anything goes challenge and we have been lucky enough to have had the choice of working with several different images from Ladybug Crafts.






I was torn between using one of the delightful Sarah Kay images or the equally cute Rose........ images.  Well I guess on this occasional this glorious stamp from Sarah won through.  (Don't forget to check out the stamps available from Ladybug Crafts along with topping up your crafting supplies).




A little while ago I was having a wonderful time trying out colouring techniques just using one colour or should I say tone on this occasion as black and grey's aren't colours as such!  Anyhow without going in to the in's and out's none of the images got made into cards so it made sense to rekindle this one.



Techniques: Faux border of main image

Medium:
Copics and Pencils


Papers:
Cardcraft papers, Co-ordinations green card, Black cardstock, Silver mirri

Dies used:
Magnolia swirl die, Martha Stewart and McGills leaf punches, Spellbinders label die

Embellishments:
Faux brads, Sentiment, Charm, Pearl embellishment, Various flowers
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Anything goes challenge - Anything goes
Bearlymine - Flowers galore
AandTEmeraldFairies - Use a charm
DieCuttingDivas - use a diecut
EverybodyArtChallenge - bingo (charm, punches, flowers)

PAPERPLAY CHALLENGE



Team B's turn at Paperplay and the challenge is use the slogan "Thanks a Bunch" or to interrupt in any other way.




I had this sweet image from Sarah Kay already coloured some time ago when as I mentioned in a previous post I was into Monochrome.  I must say I know that Crafter's say when creating a card they like to pick papers first to get the colour palette.  Whilst I have done that in the passed I some how feel more relaxed to colour the image and then match the papers afterwards which is what I having been doing lately as I have a number of images coloured awaiting completion.




Techniques:
USED:     Distressing edges - distressing inks

Medium:
Copics and pencils, distressing ink (black soot)


Papers:
Craftworkcards and black card stock

Dies used:
Marianne die (stamp shape), Spellbinders dies (two middle dies), various leaf punches

Embellishments:
Pre-cut heart, flowers, flower brad, Butterflies, faux brad



Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
LEJDesigns - Anything goes
PartytimeTuesday - Anything goes
ShoppingOurStash - 3d flower
ThroughtheCraftroom.... - Anything goes
JacksonDigitalChallenge - Anything goes
Monday, 29 October 2012

NATALIE AND AMY - GDT



This week I have the honour of being one of the guest Designers at Natalie and Amy and I am delighted.


For this challenge I used one of the fabulous digital stamps from Darcy's Angels part of the Teddy Bo group.



Techniques:

Medium:
Copics 


Papers:
Kay and Co Value pack and Black cardstock

Dies used:
Marianne flourish dies, Martha Stewart punches (leaf)

Embellishments:
Pearls, flowers, Sentiment, Ribbon and charm

Natalie and Amy Challenge Blog
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
CardsbyLadyAnne - Anything goes
CraftyBloggersNetwork - Anything goes
FashionistaChallenge - Anything goes
Paperplaytime - Anything goes
SimonSaysStamp...... - add pearl

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Best wishes and good luck to all of us,

Sunday, 28 October 2012

IT MAY BE RAINING........

Another one of my images coloured over the Summer when playing with monochromatic colouring.  Unfortunately after a family upset I stopped crafting and found it really difficult to recapture my desire to do anything much at all.



One thing I've noticed is that I have several images fully or partially coloured and abandoned - I now can't remember what I didn't like about my colouring!  Looking at them now they look OK - maybe it's just working with something so closely you see your errors but when you look back after some time has elapsed you see it with fresh eyes and not with negativity!



This gorgeous little image is one of my favourite stamps from WOJ by Elisabeth Bell and was one of my first stamps purchased although alas not one of my first colouring projects!  



With the image already coloured it was a matter of choosing papers - which was made easy as any colour will work with black and white it's just a matter of whether or not the pattern works with the image!



The design just developed - playing around with the papers and image.  I seem to be favouring rectangle shaped cards at the moment as I have made several that will be published this week! 

Techniques:  - Faux border edging on Spellbinders
USED:  TLC - Sentiment

Medium:
Copics, Pencils, Sukura gel and black pens

Papers:
Craftwork cards, Black cardstock, Mirri card

Dies used:
McGills Flower  and leaf punches, Spellbinders die

Embellishments:
Ribbon and bow, gem brads, faux brads, Various flowers, pre-cut die shape 

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Challenges4everybody - Anything goes
GlitternSparkle - Monochrome
Stampalotchallenge - Punch away
ThatCraftPlaceChallenge - TicTacToe (gems, sentiment and ribbon)
TheSquirrelandthefox - use a ribbon
Saturday, 27 October 2012

SALE AT SWEETPEA


Sale Extended though Oct 29th

Visit our NEW offerings, we have just loaded a bunch more, over 5 pages this week:
buy 10 digi's ( at one time) get a $6 gift voucherfor your next order,
good through Monday Oct 29th
(if ordering only digi's, enter the code:
digi in the coupon section at checkout
this will void your shipping charges)

Through Monday Oct 29th
save 30% on all rubberstamps
(excludes digi's and grab bags)

We have 3 grab bags we are offering:
5 unmounteds for $8
10 unmounteds for $14
15 unmounteds for $18
Grab bags available for a limited time
Friday, 26 October 2012

SWEETPEA DT INSPIRATION

 This week I got to use this gorgeous stamp from MARLON TEUNISSEN called EMOTIVE available here either as a single stamp or plate (Plate 231, Sheet 2).
 With my heart whirling with ideas and colour schemes I started colouring the skin tone and then the gold top etc. whilst I thought about what other colours to use.  I next when with the brown's of the skirt before choosing the palest of the "E" copics family to colour the stockings and frills.



Then with the image 3/4's coloured I decided to stay with the "E" family of Copics and chose the rich red-brown tones which I'm loving using at the moment to create the auburn hair colour.  I particularly love the richness of these colours and added move depth using a Sepia pencil.




To add a bit of glitz I used a sukura stardust pen.  I was thinking of using some embossing powders but I've forgotten where I last had my heat gun!  Guess I'll have to find time to have a good root around for it!

Apologies re photo:  still haven't found my correct setting yet!  I think it could be something to do with the light setting as the skin tone looks washed out on photo!

Techniques:

Medium:   Copics, Pencils, Sukura and glitter gel pen


Papers:  Fairyopolis papers, Craftwork cards papers, gold mirr card, cream card

Dies used:  McGills Flower punch and leaf punch, Marianne Flourishes, Spellbinders Corner

Embellishments:  Petaloo flowers plus other flowers, brads, pearls large and small

Best wishes,

Sweetpea DT blog
Challenges I'm entering this into 
FussyandFancy - Anything goes
HotshotCraft - bling it on
Stampingfortheweekend - Anything goes
Wags'nWhiskers - Fall colours
Whimsy stamps... - all thing sparkly (glitter pens, gems and pearls)
Sunday, 21 October 2012

SWEETPEA DT INSPIRATION



 This is Elisabeth Bell's POLLY'S LITTLE PRAYER available from Sweetpea stamps here.
 Firstly, apologies for the quality of the photo's not sure what button I've inadvertantly pressed!  Nightmare tomorrow trying to work out!
 I'm loving the whole collection of Elisabeth Bell's stamps - so if you're a fan check out the rest of her collection here.

Techniques:  Dyed flower 

Medium:
Copics, Pencils, Sukura and black pen


Papers:
Craftwork cards, Tilda papers, Mirri card

Dies:
Spellbinders leaves

Embellishments:
Various flowers, faux brads, gems, Flower brad, Butterflies and alphabet letters

Sweetpea DT blog

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into challenges
Challenges4everybody - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
SparkleandGlitter...... - Sweet
StampMan - Butterflies

SWEETPEA DT INSPIRATION - Elisabeth Bell

Wow, just love the new release stamps from Elisabeth Bell.

 With all three inked up couldn't decide which to colour first!  This little cute dragon just cried out to be coloured and is the first one to be coloured by me but I will be colouring the other two gorgeous girls as soon as possible - unfortunately just have a couple of things to do first.  (Household things and exercise in my bid to lose some weight put on by medication!)
 My Husband saw me colouring this image yesterday and said he loved the colours - I think Blue/greens are his favourite colours as I've noticed he always comments without being asked when I used this combination!

Now for those of you are waiting for know the details of how to get him, this stamp is by Elisabeth Bell called LITTLE PEPPERMINT PUFF and available here at Sweetpea stamps.  Don't forget to check out the full range of Elisabeth's stamps and our other artists stamps.

As the sentiment doesn't show up very well on photo here's what is says


Where you believe there is MAGIC you will find it!

Techniques:
Cut up circular pre-glued gems to make free flowing
Use xyron to create text
Liquid chalk and templates for clouds (spellbinders die)

Medium:
Copics, pencils, gel and glitter pens
Liquid chalk

Papers:
Craftwork cards, Mirri card

Dies used:
Marianne die - greenery
Spellbinders die - cloud shape

Embellishments:
Various flowers, gems, faux brads, butterfly

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into challenges
HidinginmyCraftroom - Die cuts
OnestopCraft- Anything goes
Totallygorgeous - bling it on
FussyandFancy - Anything goes
Hotshot Craft - bling
Saturday, 20 October 2012

SWEETPEA DT INSPIRATION -


Found this half finished image in a stack of images started but not finished for some reason, probably thought they weren't very good or I was disappointed with some part of the colouring.  


 I've decided to make an effort to work through all these images desperately waiting to be lovingly made into a card.
 Almost forgot to mention this image is from one of the cutie Elisabeth Bell stamps called FASHIONABLY CUTE available here.

If you love Elisabeth Bell check out all her stamps available from Sweetpea stamps here - some of them are available at reduced prices so be quick!  


Medium:
Copics, Pencils, Sukura, gel, white and black pens
Papers:
Craftwork Cards, Silver Mirri
Embellishments:
Flowers, Brads, faux brads, Ribbon and bow, lace, butterflies, gems, sentiments

Sweetpea DT Inspiration Blog

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
BytheCuteandGirly - Birthday and blog hop
Cardandscrap - brads
LadyAnnesChallenge - anything goes
FlutterbyWednesday - include winged creature (butterflies)
Penny'sPaperCrafts - girl
Friday, 19 October 2012

SALE AS SWEETPEA STAMPS


The Current Special!


Visit our NEW offerings: Sweet pea Stamps DIGIS :
buy 10 digi's ( at one time) get a $6 gift voucherfor your next order,
good through Sunday, October 23rd
(if ordering only digi's, enter the code:
digi
in the coupon section at checkout
this will void your shipping charges)

Wednesday Oct 17th - Monday Oct 23rd
save 30% on all rubberstamps
(excludes digi's and grab bags)

We have 3 grab bags we are offering:
5 unmounteds for $8
10 unmounteds for $14
15 unmounteds for $18
Grab bags available for a limited time.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012

PAPERPLAY CHALLENGE


WOODEN IT BE NICE!  
This week's challenge is to use wood somewhere on your project.  The interperation is left completely open.



Techniques:
Stamps:   Darcy's Diaries digi stamp and Whimsey Sentiment stamp


Medium:
Copics and Pencils

Papers:
Bo Bunny

Dies used:
Whimsey die (sentiment)
Cherry Lynn Flourish die

Embellishments:
Faux brads, Butterfly and flowers

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Bearlymine - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Birds
DeepOceanChallenge - Anything goes
FashionistaChallenge - Anything goes
Challenges4Everybody - Anything goes
Monday, 15 October 2012

SWEETPEA DT INSPIRATION




I finally got around to using this beautiful stamp by CONCETTA KILMER called SERENITY available as a single stamp or as a set of four on Sheet 1, Plate 221 here.

I have been finding it difficult to craft for a while and struggling to get back into enjoying the crafting but hopefully my love of it is coming back and I'll be back to full speed soon.  Well with stamps like this one who couldn't be inspired!




For those that still don't know it - Sweetpea stamps are now doing digital stamps so for those of you who can't wait for your stamps to arrive why not try Sweetpea's digital stamps for immediate inspiration.



I like how her hair turned out using Copics E07, 08 and 09 and  a dark brown pencil.  I think I would make her skin tone more Olive next time although pale skin is synonymous with red hair!







I hope I have inspired you, best wishes and good crafting!

Medium:                                    Copics, Pencils, Gel and Glitter pens
Paper:                                       Craftworkcards, Silver mirri
Dies:                                         Spellbinders decorative oval
Embellishments:                      Various flowers, leaves, butterflies, gems, faux brads, 
                                                   letters



Challenges I'm entering
2Sisters - Anything goes
Agemofachallenge - Flowers
Craftymesschallenge - Anything goes
Alphabetchallenge - recycle - used ivy leaf from silk flower arrangement
Stampman - butterflies