Monday, 31 March 2014

Artistic Inspirations challenge sponsored by Scribble and Scrap

These challenges are coming round way too fast, can't believe another month has flown by.

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by

Scribble and Scrap
and the theme is Anything Goes/ Easter Colors

I'm not normally a lover of flowers but for some reason this poppy stamp called out to me.

I as always started by creating a background in my trusty craft artist professional, I have a few papers but with two little boys around storage can be a problem more often than not they end up ruined by the boys. By creating the backgrounds myself I can also change the colours to suit my project.

I coloured the poppies with my promarkers, then the final piece was mounted onto some silver mirri and then added to a 6x6 craft card blank.

To see some more stunning work by the rest of the DT why not click here and whilst there why not enter, you never know you could be the winner

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Creative Moments challenge sponsored by Aurora Wings

Today's piece is my DT piece for the Creative Moments Challenge blog.

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Aurora Wings.

If you've not seen the stamps you need to go and take a look they are awesome.

For this piece I have tried to do the no lines technique (where you print the image out very faintly so you don't see the lines when you have finished colouring) I also for the first time coloured with pencils but not the  expensive ones these were a pack of 36 crayola ones like you would purchase for using with children.  

A little close up of detail.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Feeling a little Whimsy

Well a few weeks ago I told you how I had been chosen to be on Angie Hinksmans creative team.

Angie creates the most beautiful digital kits that I use in my Serif Craft Artist.  Her latest creation is called 'A little Whimsy', I love it.

The kit is full of bright primary colours ideal for scrapbooking the many photos I have of my boys and I'm really enjoying creating these pages.  I am a hybrid crafter so am combining my love of digital with real matting and layering and adding gems.  I just need to save now for an 8" x 8" album to put my completed pages in.

Here are a couple of layouts I made the other night, the kit has so many embellishments that remind me of the project life kits (which I love but cannot afford)

Although the kits are great for digital scrapbooking they can be used so many more ways and today I created this super cute little milk carton favour box

I'm also in the process of designing a transfer for a babies t-shirt and will upload picture when it is complete.

You can purchase the digi kit here

I would love to know what you think of my makes,

Bye for now


Monday, 17 March 2014

NEW Challenge time at Artistic Inspirations - Sponsored by Robyns Fetish

Well its that time again when I get tow showcase my latest creation for Artistic Inspirations challenge blog.

 This week we are being sponsored by

Robyns Fetish - 4 images for the winner
Anything for Kids

This week I have done something that is relatively new to me, scrapbooking.

I chose this fun bunny image and coloured it in using my spectrum noir pens.

I then set about creating my page in Craft artist using a beautiful digi kit from Angie Hinksman called
Eyecandy which you can purchase at the daisytrail shop.

The final step was to combine my digital crafting with some real embellishments for this I cut out the bunny digi stamp and also punched a border strip from some white card which  i then coloured green.

 What do you all think, I love the cuteness of the bunny and hope you can see the texture I've tried to add when I coloured him in.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Creative Moments Challenge 38 Delicious Doodles

Where is this year going to I can't believe we are already into March.  Its new challenge time over at Creative moments and as usual we have been spoilt with the images we had to play with

The theme is
Anything Goes/Steampunk

Sponsor is Delicious Doodles

For this challenge I attempted another first for me which was colouring in sepia tones, not easy.  The theme did help with my chosen colour scheme I think steampunk does suit monochrome and sepia tones.

here is my creation using a fab digi stamp from Delicious doodles who do the most fantastic images.
In hindsight I wish I had mounting my colouring onto a copper colour layer as I think it would have made it 'pop' more, but lesson learned for next time.

To see what the rest of the super talented design team have created and to enter why not click on the creative moments link on the left.

Friday, 7 March 2014

New challenge at Anonymous Stamps

Well today the new challenge starts over at Anonymous Stamps and the theme is spring.  All of the digi stamps are free for everybody so why not pop over and grab your freebies and whilst you are there take a look at the stunning creations by the rest of the design team, just click on the link on the left.

For my DT piece I picked the boot with spring blooms in, hopefully spring is on its way.

For my first card I printed out a background paper from the Angie Hinksman digi kit Isabel papers 01 then set to work colouring the boot with my trusty promarkers, I'm not 100% happy with it as I feel the flowers aren't quite right yet. 

For the second one I enlarged a background from another digi kit called Natural Landscapes so that I mainly had the flowers element of it

I would love to know what you all think of them.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Artistic Inspirations challenge sponsored by MelJens

Well it's new challenge time again over at Artistic Inspirations and this week we are being sponsored by


 who are giving 4 images for the winner
the theme is Anything Goes/Sparkle

For my card I chose this super cute bear asleep on the moon.
 To purchase your copy of the stamp click here.

I have as always combined my love of digital crafting with my new found love of colouring.  The first step was to create a background which as always I created using Craft Artist Professional and the digikit Nursery Rhyme which can be purchased through the daisytrail shop.

I then printed out my background with my digistamp placed where I wanted it to be and set about colouring it, I have used a combination of all my pens(Promarkers/Spectrum Noir/Graphits)
Like many other things in life there are colours in each range that I favour I love the vibrancy of the yellow from graphit but love the skin tones of my promarkers.

To see some more fantastic projects by the rest of the amazing DT click here and whilst over there you could always enter for yourself.

As always I would love to know what you think of my card. 

Crafting by Designs---ATG
Bearly-Mine---One for the Girls
Deep Ocean---Just for a Girl
  Papertake Weekly---ATG/Optional: Make Your Own Flowers
    Crafting from the Heart---ATG/Use Dies or Punches
Digi Makeover---ATG
Eureka Stamps---ATG
Make It Monday---ATG
My Craft Creations---ATG
Pile It On---Sweet/Soft or Bold/Bright
Challenges 4 Everybody---ATG
Doodle Garden---ATG