Wednesday 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Well I haven't blogged for awhile as I have been quite ill, and busy with the run up to the holiday season.

Today has been a lovely day spent with the three most important men in my life.

For christmas my mum has given me my first set of Graph It markers and also some Neenah card, I haven't really felt like crafting but as I had new goodies I had to have a quick go.

Here's my first attempt

I only have twelve pens hence the limited colour pallet and I'm not sure how successful my shading has been the colours still seem a little patchy to me, hopefully with a little more playing I will get better.

As always let me know what you think

Bye for now


Monday 9 December 2013

Fantastic fourth challenge at Anonymous Stamps

I can't believe how many entries there were last month and that the fourth  challenge is starting tonight  at Anonymous Stamps.

The theme this time is Deck the halls and as usual any project can be submitted as long as it fits the theme.

I have chosen the  gorgeous baubles with sentiments as my image

To enter the challenge you can either click on the Anonymous Stamps logo to the left of this post or click here

Don't forget there is fab prize of £10 to PayPal account plus two digis of your choice
I would like to submit this card into the following challenges
Challenges 4 Everybody -  Challenge #33: Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap -  Always Anything Goes.


New challenge time again

I don't know where the last fortnight has gone, I have been super busy bothat work and home, couple that with a severe migraine much crafting has got done I am so behind with Christmas cards I will be burning the midnight oil to catch up.

Any way it's new challenge time over at Artistic Inspirations which this week is being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and our theme was favourite colours

Here's my card

For your chance to win some fab digis click the link on the left

Saturday 30 November 2013

Colouring another fab Digi Stamp from Alipeeps Art

Just recently I have discovered some really lovely simple digi stamps from Alipeeps Art.

Her stamps are lovely I have previously shown my colouring of the Starry-Eyed stamp here on my blog.

The one I am at colouring at present is called Smile, to me she has an air of mystery about her.

My colouring isn't quite finished but I'm getting there, then I will of course have to embellish her.

Friday 29 November 2013

Drawing in Craft artist

Well today I haven't had a lot of time to craft but I have managed to make a little picture using my beloved Serif Craft Artist.

I watched a You tube video on how to draw a snowman using adobe illustrator and I thought I know I can't do all the things that they do but I can do some of them.

So when I could grab half an hour on the computer I decided to have a go.

Here's what I came up with, I know its not fancy but its a start.

If you get a minute let me know what you think
A project from earlier in the week was also done In CAP I made some reindeer food labels for Christmas fair


Wednesday 27 November 2013

New challenge time at Creative Moments

Well the last fortnight has flown by and I know I have to start the countdown to Christmas.

The challenge this fortnight is being sponsored by A Day for Daisies and the theme is vintage.

This week I combined my love of digital crafting with my new found passion for colouring with markers, I'm also trying to use up some of my old stash so also added some peel off details.

I'm thrilled with how the card has turned out.

Don't forget to pop along and check out more of the DT's inspiration and enter yourself by clicking the Creative moments  link on the left.

Or if you wish to purchase the digi stamp Starry-Eyed why not pop along to Stitchy bear stamps to get yours by clicking here

I would like this card to be considered for the following challenges

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Monday 25 November 2013

New challenge time at Artistic Inspirations

Well its new challenge time at Artistic Inspirations 
our sponsor is
Doctor Digi
Dr Digis
Dare I mention the C word yet in my house we don't start to think about Christmas normally till 1st December but this year my two little peeps are starting to get into it, probably due to the amount of adverts on TV lol.
I love this fab digi of Santa as it features the naughty or nice sentiment that I keep saying to the boys, at the moment my eldest who is just four thinks he's only getting a piece of coal as he keeps being naughty.
This card measures 8"x8" the background was made in Craft Artist including adding the uncoloured digi stamp, I then coloured Santa and added some peel off stars and dots and adorned a few of them with gems.

I think the card has turned out quite nice and going forward I am going to be trying to use up more of my crafty stash before I allow myself to buy anymore (the only things I will be buying are white cardstock and glue)
Why not pop along and see what the rest of the DT have created and also enter the challenge by clicking the Artistic Inspirations link on the left

Friday 22 November 2013

Personal challenge

Over on Facebook we were set the challenge to use our least fave colours.

My least fave colours are orange/green so here's my creation, I have used a beautiful digi stamp by Alipeeps Art (Starry-Eyed) which you can purchase here from the Stitchy Bear Store

I only have three green pens and they are  all from different colour families so they don't  blend so on this one to colour her hair I've used pear green and layered it, and in places blended it with some cool grey 3, I think it looks ok

Here is the same image with orange/peach hair and slightly different shade of green for background I've also changed some of the flowers too

As much as I loved the project at this stage I felt she needed blinging up a little more so I got out one of the few dies I have which is the joy vintage flourishes and  delved into my sacred stash of creata dark mirri and found the dark green (its sacred as it doesn't last long enough I love dark colours)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Brown Sugar  - Anything Goes
Craftitude  - Anything Goes/Falling Leaves
Sister Act Card Challenge -  Anything Goes

Monday 18 November 2013

Colouring Another fabulous stamp from Scrappers Delights

I think I am becoming addicted to colouring with my Promarkers, as soon as the boys go to bed out come the pens.

This weekend just gone I have been working on several projects 3 of which featured digi stamps from Scrappers Delights.

The first is a scrapbook 12"x12" layout  I cut the word out of the red card and and added a cream layer  behind, I completed the layout with a red haired Wood Elfling which you can purchase here

The next two projects feature  E-MeOw Girls Minxy 1 which you can purchase here.
This image was a bit of a challenge as I have never coloured curls before so I wasn't totally sure how to treat them I watched many videos on You Tube to try and gain some insight in how to deal with them.
The first version I attempted black hair for the second time, I am quite thrilled with how she turned out, but I have to be honest with you all she nearly got thrown in the bin about half way through as I had coloured where her leggings/stockings are in flesh tones,  fortunately the shaded blacks/greys that I used to colour her stockings seemed to cover my mistakes.  Looking at her outfit she looks a little goth/emo to me so I added a black background.
I then coloured a second stamp of her but gave her red hair and darker shorts, I would love to have given her a purple top but as yet I don't have any purple toned promarkers.
Here she is on the same black background
Although I love this background I wasn't totally sure so I then coloured a third stamp in the same colours and added her to a background that was covered in cupcakes
What do you all think?
I would like to add these cards to the following challenges
Scribble and scrap - Anything goes

Challenges 4 everybody - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
4 Crafty Girlz - Anything goes


Friday 15 November 2013

The Stamping Chef monthly challenge freebie

After numerous problems I finally managed to get my TSC monthly blog challenge freebie printed out.

It's only when you start to colour it you realise how much detail is in the stamp, I'm so glad I printed it A5 size.

Taking my inspiration from all the keep calm posters around I coloured round the text in red.  I love everything glittery so had to get some in somewhere on this card my only real option was to glitter the wording.

I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Craftitude - Anything Goes/Falling Leaves
Happy Campers - Glitter It

A little more colouring

Just recently I have discovered a few new sources of beautiful digi stamps.

Here is one from Scrappers delights that I have really loved colouring.  She is called Wood Elfling and you can purchase yours here

As you may all be aware I am new to colouring with promarkers I've only really been using them for a few weeks, having previously favoured digital colouring.

Here is the second one where I added some glitter glue for her earring and and soft bow in her hair

As I am new to colouring I still only have a limited pallet so I set myself a challenge of only using 6 colours plus the blender pen, below is my result and I love it so much
I've made this up into a card but forgot to take a picture I'm hoping the recipient may put a photo up on facebook so others can see how I used her
I would like my card to be considered in the following challenges
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More  - Anything goes
Baffies Kreativladen  - Anything goes

Card Mania Challenge - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes



Monday 11 November 2013

New Challenge at Anonymous Stamps

I can't believe how fast this year is going and that the third challenge is about to start at Anonymous Stamps.

The theme this time is Dream State and as usual any project can be submitted as long as it fits the theme.

I have chosen the fab mermaid digi stamp which you can purchase here.

To enter the challenge you can either click on the Anonymous Stamps logo to the left of this post or click here

I think she already looks dreamy I wonder if she's dreaming of prince charming or going somewhere cooler, I did toy with the idea of adding a dream bubble with a Christmas scene on.

Here are a few of my creations, I'm not sure which one I like the best, I just know I had fun playing with her.

I am really tempted to print this onto transfer paper and put on a black t-shirt as it is so unusual

But just to show how versatile digi stamps are here is a close up of the head and shoulders only of the same stamp
I would like to submit these cards into the following challenges
Challenges 4 Everybody -  Challenge #33: Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Always Anything Goes.
Crazy 4 Challenges - Let's frame it
My Time to Craft  - One layer or less

New challenge at artistic inspirations

Well it's that time of the week again new challenge time.

Our brief this week was to add a sentiment, I struggled at first with this as nothing was coming to me then just as I was drifting to sleep late on Saturday night the sentiment came to me.  

It's a classic Bob Dylan lyric
"The answer my friend is blowin in the wind" which seemed kind of appropriate given the image is about blowing his paper windmill.

I would be thrilled to hear what you all think of my card.

For more inspiration from the talented DT and to enter the challenge clicking the artistic inspirations link on the left.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Challenges 4 Everybody -  Challenge #33: Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Always Anything Goes.
Crazy 4 Challenges - Let's frame it
My Time to Craft  - One layer or less

Thursday 7 November 2013

Playing with Besties freebie

I'm so late in blogging this card I actually made it last week but am only just finding time to blog it.

The digi is a free Sherri Baldy stamp which I have coloured I have then mounted thus into some red and gold patterned paper which was then placed on some embossed black(the photo doesn't show it but it has embossed stripes on), and finally onto a patterned card 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
4 Krafty Girlz - Anythinggoes

Saturday 2 November 2013

Fab freebie available from Anonymous Stamps

Well here's a short but sweet post from me today.

Last night I was told about a couple of digi stamps that were going to be free, obviously I couldn't wait to get my hands on them.

I thought the penguin image would make a great DL card so printed it out and set about colouring it with my promarkers I'm still trying to get to grips with them.

I then cut out the sentiment and added it along with some glitter on the stars and some cosmic shimmer dots for the snow flakes.

Not content with just colouring with my promarkers I also did a digital version

If you would like to grab your freebie why not head on over

Tuesday 29 October 2013

New Creative Moments challenge

Well it Wednesday which means only one thing it's time for the new challenge to start over at creative moments.

This fortnight we are being sponsored by 
Floppy Lattes

Stitchy Bear

I chose the digi stamp that looks like the silhouette of a dandelion clock, our theme was Halloween/bonfire night so I took my inspiration from the colours that are always around, oranges and yellows and made a blended background for the stamp, I also used a leave mask to add some more interest.

Here's my finished card

If you like what you see and would like to see some more inspiration and enter click the creative moments icon on the left.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafting for all Seasons - Autumn colors

Craft Room Challenge  -  Stencils & Masks 

Through The Craft Room Door, - Anything Goes

Here are a couple more cards I did  using some of the fab digi stamps we had to play with


Practising my colouring

Well I have finally taken the plunge and made the decision to make a determined effort to get to grips with colouring with my promarkers.

Here is today's little bit which is a fab digi stamp from The Stamping Chef she is called Laylah and is available till Thursday.

I think she looks ok, only problem I am finding is my hair always ends up looking red.

Here are a couple of images I coloured last night

Here is Laylah again made up into a card

Monday 28 October 2013

Artistic Inspirations challenge sponsored by Robyns fetish

Well its that time of the week again when it comes to post my latest creation for the Artistic inspirations challenge blog.

As always we have been spoilt and have had some fab digi stamps from Robyns Fetish to choose from.

I chose the super cute pumpkin bear, I love it as I so adore Halloween but not gore.

Interested in entering the challenge or seeing more inspiration why not click the link at the side of this post.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #32: Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes.

Monday 21 October 2013

New challenge over at Anonymous Stamps

Anonymous Stamps by One and Only Design

Can't believe it's new challenge time again at anonymous stamps seems like only yesterday when I was posting about the first challenge.

We were given the theme of take me away.  I chose the red riding digi and set about making a dimensional card.

I coloured the girl in traditional colours and added a background.

What do you think?

Just like last time there is a fab prize

Don't forget to click on the anonymous stamps blog icon on the left of my screen and find out more and enter the challenge

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Fairy Tales
Artistic Inspirations  - Anything Goes
4 Krafy Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Creative Moments Challenge 28 Add some Lace/Anything Goes

Well this week saw me working on another Challenge and I got to work with another Sassy Studio Design Digi, I love these stamps so much.

The challenge was to add some lace so thinking outside the box like I do, I didn't immediately think of fabric lace, I thought of paper lace, and just knew that Birds Cards did the most fantastic cutting files that remind me of lace.

I have also noticed recently that loads of designers are featuring shadow box projects so I set about creating a basic shadow box or 3d paper frame. 

I then coloured Sassy and decoupaged her onto a spotty background, put this image into the frame and then added my paper lace border to the frame.

The paper frames make a simple project stand out more, I think this one will be getting hung on my bathroom door.

As always I would love to know what you think

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges
Sunshine Mail  - For the Girls
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge -  #101 Out With The Girls
Crafts 4 eternity - Clean and Simple
Delightfulsketches - Frame it

Monday 14 October 2013

Artistic Inspirations Challenge sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs

Well this weekend saw me creating a project for the Artistic Inspirations Challenge # 63
Anything Goes

Sponsor is 
Sassy Studio Designs

Sassy Studio Designs

I love Sassy digi stamps they are always fantastic to work with and given that it is my favourite time of year coming up I chose Sassy Witch.

If you have been following my blog you will know that I have already created several projects using this digi (including a iron on transfer for my hoodie, a tea light holder, and decoupaged frame card.

So for this project I decided to make a large  8"x8" card and started with my base paper which was a deep purple with lighter coloured spots,  I then added a background picture and sat Sassy on top.  I then got to thinking about Halloween and it being a time of year for spells so decided to add a scroll with a prosperity spell on. My final step was to punch the background paper.

I'm really happy with the way this card turned out, and would love to know what you all think.

For your chance to enter a card click here
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
  • The Cupboard Trilogy Halloween/Fall
  • The Stamping Boutique  - Halloween
  • Sparkles Forum Challenges  - Halloween or Colors
  • Ladybug Crafts  - Halloween and/or Use Your Die cuts
  • Emergency Crafters  - Halloween
  • Digi GaloreHalloween