Sunday, 29 June 2014

More Furry Friends!

The new challenge has started at Eclectic Ellapu and the challenge from the Pink Team was chosen by our lovely Asha and she would like to meet your furry friends, I know Asha loves pets and has a couple of gorgeous four legged friends!

For my card I used a cute vintage image that I've had for ages, I don't remember where I got it from!

I used some gorgeous paper from Michelle Roos, I do love her papers. The base card is mushroom pearl and the background is matted onto green and kraft. The image is matted onto kraft and rust, the tag is cut from kraft and heat embossed. The image was printed onto white card and I've inked it with about four shades of brown!

Well these are my furry friends now come on over and let us meet yours!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


A very quick post from me tonight. Gerda Steiner has a progressive challenge running with her adorable digis, you must enter the current challenge to get the next image for free!

This is the current challenge image

Coloured with a mix of alcohol markers the little paws are cut using a Joanna Sheen die - so cute!
Gerda has the cutest digis anywhere so please do go and check her shop out!

Thanks for stopping by I'm off to bed now!

A Little Embossing

The new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty would like to see your projects that have embossing on them, either dry or heat, that's so easy as we all use embossing!

I got to use this lovely image from Stamp Art by Kathryne, Owl-Ways Yours.

 I coloured the image with a variety of alcohol markers then cut it out with a flower shaped die. I edged the die with some pink glitter. My base card is cream pearl and I used a band of the base card to emboss and added through the middle, the cute flowers are cut from a die that came free on a craft mag, I gave them a little glitter at the centre too!

This is such a cute image and can be used for lots of occasions do check it out and the bonus is it's only $1!

Hope to see you at Penny's!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Make a Scene!

Well when this came up as a twist I thought - I can do that, lol! I, obviously, wasn't thinking of the same "Scene" that Ina was when she set the challenge!!!

Well we have a three from five week this week and all those colours work so well with each other. FOr my card I have used another great image from Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet, Hope Jacare Doodles Home is Where the Heart Is.

I fell in love with this image, having lived through the Sixties (I was at Art School for part of them!) and being still here to tell the tale, this really reminded me of that period!  I did supplement my allowance and produce doodles  for a greetings card company at that time, I started of getting a whole pound for an image that took me an age to draw! I then took commissions for a fiver, big earner that I was! So as you can tell this image brought back a lot of memories!
Coloured with a variety of alcohol markers, the image is layered onto some stone grey card and the background is a soft turquoise mounted onto rose pink card, with a few finishing touches in all three colours.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come over and join us at the Colour Challenge at the Outlawz this week for this fun challenge.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Monday, Monday.....

means the new challenge has started at Digi Sketch Challenge! The theme for this challenge is "Shades of Blue" - you can all do that and we have another gorgeous sketch for you

This challenge is being sponsored by Scrappers Delight and we got to play with some of their beautiful images

Isn't she gorgeous! She is Crafty Honey markers and is just working on her latest creation!

I used some metallised card as my base card then layered up with two shades of blue then used the fabric type spotted paper as my centre circle, I coloured the image with Promarkers, The greating is a stamp by LOTV  and came free on a mag, the most useful stamp ever! I finished her off with some shades of blue gems.

I hope you come over and join us in this latest fun challenge - hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014


The new challenge at Penny's is to use your favourite embellishment (tell us what it is in your post). Mine is easy - I love bling, any shape or style and colours; my, my I have so much bling I just wish it was real!

Our sponsors this week are Bugaboo and Eureka. I got to play with this cute, cute image from Bugaboo

Meet Peaches - isn't she adorable!, I coloured her with a variety of alcohol markers then cut her out with the shaped die, I also cut another piece with the same die from the gorgeous sparkly orange. I used some Vintage Fairy Belle paper as the background matted onto sone brown spotted paper, then I added lots of bling!

I hope you will come over and join us at Penny's Paper Crafty for this latest challenge - hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Child's Play!

Yep, we are having a child's card theme this week at the Outlawz Colour Challenge!

Ursula chose our great inspirational picture and the theme - how cute is that!

Wouldn't we all like to be that age again playing in the summer!

We have Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet as our sponsor this month and we got to play with some lovely digis! I used Butterfly Love for this card

Isn't she just too sweet! I coloured her with Promarkers and used the out of the box technique to cut her out with the large flower die. I added a banner cut from a Signature die and the butterflies are also Signature dies. The little hearts are the cut outs from the banner, waste not want not! I used a base card of pearlised red then added the glittered butterflies and banner, the fairy also has glittered wings, shame it doesn't show up well in photo's. I found some really old number dies that I cut the number from.

I do hope you will come over and join us this week! Don't forget you have a chance of winning some digis from our fabulous sponsor!

Friday, 13 June 2014

Fairies and Butterflies

When I was a little girl, many, many years ago, my Mum used to tell me that we had fairies in the garden, I spent many hours looking for the fairies. Sometimes a would see a pretty butterfly and my Mum would say it was a fairy in disguise! She said that the beautiful butterflies were the only way that fairies could be seen in public. So butterflies and fairies are really the same thing if you believe in magic! I think the first thing I ever painted as a youngster was a beautiful peacock butterfly - I won a prize for it too!

So The latest challenge at Aurora Wings is to use butterflies, well I just happened to have the lovely Wisteria Fairy on my desk waiting patiently to be coloured and I had some rare quality time today so here she is with her cousins

I used some lovely papers from Michelle Roo, some butterflies cut from a Joanna Sheen die and a few gems to give her some extra sparkle! She has been coloured with Promarkers and Copics with a liberal amount of glitter on her wings - all fairies have to sparkle don't they?

I will enter her into the Aurora Wings challenge - I think I will just get in under the wire!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014


A new challenge has started at Penny's Paper Crafty and this week our theme is 'Anything Goes'!

So no excuses for not joining in this week, we really want to see your lovely makes! Our sponsor this week is Pink Gem Designs, they have some lovely digis and I got to play with this cutie

Isn't he just the cutest? Coloured with Promarkers and a helping hand from my Copics. The butterflies and bunting are cut using Joanna Sheen dies, I cut the bunting in glitter paper and purple mirri card - you can get some great effects with that die!. The butterflies have a diamond gem for the bodies, greeting is a LOTV stamp heat embossed with purple glittery embossing powder, the paper is from Crafters Companion and I added some mauve organza ribbon and purple spotted.

So come on over to Penny's and join in the fun!

See you all again soon!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


I believe it's supposed to be summer but we seem to have all the bad bits!

The monsoon type rain yesterday was incredible!
Well we have a new colour challenge started  at the Outlawz and we have a scumptious picture  for you

The picture as chosen by Penny this week and she has chosen luscious purple as the first colour for you, now you can choose two more colours from the picture and add a twist!

Our sponsor this month is Stitchy Bear  and this is another great image

This image is called Birthday Flower and you can find it here. For my colours I used lime green and salmon pink and for my twist I added bling. The image is by Hope Jacare and can be so dressed up, the centre is just perfect for adding some gems, it really makes it pop!

We'd love to see you over at the Outlawz for this great new challenge - hope to see you there!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Dr Digi

I'm sure that everyone knows Dr Digi's House of Stamps and their iconic British humour! They have some of the funniest images for men I have ever seen and they are sponsoring the latest challenge at Digisketch Challenge. The theme this time is to make a male card - quite handy with Fathers Day looming!
This is the sketch

and this is what I came up with

I used Duncan Disorderly I think he is so funny! Coloured with my usual mix of alcohol markers to colour the image. The background papers are from my stash and all have been matted onto turquoise card then finished with some buttons!

I hope you will come over and join us for this challenge, you don't have to use the sketch but it would be great if you did - I love to see all the different takes on the sketch!

I hope to see you there!

Sunday, 8 June 2014


We have a new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and this week the Pink team are calling Time!

Yes that's right we want to see your projects about time!

This is what I came up with

I overdosed on time! The background paper is from Costco, I have used an embossing folder from Tim Holtz that I finished with some mica powder, I stamped the clock stamp onto some black card with some flitter glue then used some gold flitter glitter I added some jewels - it is a watch movement after all!
The sentiment is printed and I used my new Spellbinders D'lite to mount it on!

So come on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join us in this fun challenge. The Purple team would also like to see your male cards  - so you've now got two reasons to visit!

See you soon!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Elf with Dragon

There is another challenge this month on Aurora Wings Facebook page, if you're not a member you really should join!
This month Mitzi's theme is CAS, now I used to find CAS quite difficult but I have discovered its all about the image, some just lend themselves to CAS and this is one of them

you just don't need anything else with a beautiful image like this! Coloured with Copics and Promarkers, the sentiment is printed, I have matted it onto black then gold, the base card is oyster satin and as a little finish I added some tiny marcasite corners!

Hope you like it!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Facebook Group

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Of Mice and Men - or is it Bears?

Penny's has a new challenge started and this week we would like to see your projects with Bears or Mice! We have two great sponsors this week - Meljen Designs and Crafty Sentiments. I got to play with this cute image from Meljen

I coloured the image with a variety of alcohol markers and used a selection of papers from my stash, the sentiment is hand written using some liquid pearls that is actually red mica - very pretty! I added the bunting die cut from Joanna Sheen and some pretty pearls.

I hope you will come over and join us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week - see you there!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

I'm Late Again!

Well hello and welcome. The Colour Challenge at the Outlawz has started and this week Roxann chose this beautiful picture

Aren't they the loveliest colours! Our sponsor this month is The Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet and they gave us some lovely digis to play with, heres one from Hope Jacare Doodles

It's called Calla Lily Bouquet and is so beautiful!

My blue ribbon photographed a bit brighter that it is! The sentiment is a stamp from LOTV.

I hope you will come over and join us this week, we'd love to see what you make!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Dragonfly Dreams!

Yay, we have a new challenge at Dragonfly Dreams and this month our challenge was chosen by Lady Anne and she would like to see "Things with Wings!"
We have a fabulous sponsor this month:

I got to play with one of their lovely digis and this is what I made

I coloured the image with Promarkers and using the 'outside the box' technique I cut it out with a heart shaped die, I edged it with Flitter glue and added some Flitter Glitter to the edge. I cut a shadow heart in some lovely pinky streaked paper I found in my stash., all the papers and borders I have used are downloads and I think they come from two different sets from Crafters Companion.
The sentiments have been heat embossed with some marcasite embossing powder.

I love these cute dragon digis they're just so adorable!

I hope you will come over and join us this month in our latest challenge, I'm sure you all make lots of projects with things with wings!

See you  there!