Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Karleigh Sue's Birthday Bash!

Today is Cheri Lyn's Birthday and she is having a party on FB! I was lucky enough to get one of the freebies and I thought I'd colour it up and put it on a card!

Coloured with mostly Copics, I cut her out and used some green background paper layered onto green card. The sentiment was all mine and printed in a nice cerise ink. The bow was created with my bowmaker (I love that gadget!) and worked with the sentiment.

OK that's all for now - I will enter this into the Karleigh Sue Challenge for August!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Colours for Dramatic Effects!

This weeks Colour Challenge at the Outlawz was chosen by Ina and what a challenge it is!

What dramatic colours - I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to use the Kimono collection I bought from Crafters Companion and have never got round to using!

I used the hibiscus embossing folder for the background and layered it onto red ( I coloured the edges in the same red I used on the image) then onto a grey card. I stamped and coloured the image then masked it out and inked the background area with some grey ink. I used a glaze pen on the red areas of the image to give some shine.

I finished it off with some red pearls, some 2mm and some 4mm.

Come on over to the Colour Challenge and join us with these great colours!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

50th Birthday!

It was my daughter in law's 50th birthday this week, She's not an arty person so there's no point making her a card with a lovely coloured image on and I thought long and hard what to make her. I ordered the concertina card die from Crafters Companion so I thought maybe a concertina card with pictures of her daughter might go down well - so this is what I made

I cut out the panels in some white Centura Pearl card then cut them again using some lovely Bo Bunny paper that came free with Cardmaking & Papercraft this month! I used one of the companion dies for the main die to cut out the photos and stamped some sentiments on some of the panels and added a nice glitzy 50 to the front! Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used some pearl hearts from Meiflower and a variety of gems to add some bling plus some die cut butterflies.

I hope you like my 'special' 50th card and thanks for your visit!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Take it Easy!

This is the latest digi from Gerda Steiner for the progressive challenge and I thought it was so cute and perfect for a get well card!
I printed the image directly onto the card and coloured it up, I then masked it and added the background. I watched a tutorial by Jess from Gerda's design team about Bokeh and where as I didn't have the colours she had I improvised with some watercolour inks and the very few distress inks I have plus a pearly white ink pad. Well for a first attempt I think it turned out quite well!

So why not join in the challenge and you could be getting an adorable digi like this each month!

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Ahoy There!

Another post from me - my posts are like buses; you wait for ages and then four come along at the same time!

So this time my card is a birthday card for a friend, his 5 year old is totally into pirates so I had to make a pirate card for Daddy!

I used an image from Mo Manning, the paper on the front is from a gorgeous set from Michele Roo, the sand at the bottom is from another set that I'm sad to say I don't know who's it is. Coloured with Promarkers, the bunting and starfish are from a magazine freebie!

The card is an 8 x 8 cut from basic white card. OK that's me for today honest! Thanks for looking.


Dragonfly Dreams has a new challenge starting and the challenge is to have wings in your project!

Our sponsor this month is the very lovely All Dressed Up.

For my project I used the Flower Fairy, I think she is just so lovely!

I cut her out using a nice lacy edged die and backed it with some rose pink glitter card, layered with some rose paper and glitter card, some pretty butterflies down the side and a sweet sentiment from Hunkydory finish if off!

Come over to Dragonfly Dreams and show us your projects with wings - we'd love to see them!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Outlawz Progressive Challenge

The August challenge has started at the Outlawz and this month we have an adorable image from Make It Crafty called Wishful Asha.

I used this cutie to make an 18th birthday card for my 'niece' (she adopted me when she was 13!)

I coloured the image up using Promarkers and Copics, I also added some gloss to her headband and some glitter to the flower but they don't show!

I used a selection of butterflies, some lace, ribbon, pearl flowers and a bit of sparkle!

If you would like to join us please come over to the Outlawz and get signed up for the Progressive challenge then you too could be making something gorgeous using this sweet digi!

Let's Go to the Seaside!

The new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu is looking at the seaside - we want to see your projects by the sea!
I had a bit of a play with this one - I had a great stamp of Beach Huts from Just Inklined that was perfect for this challenge but I wanted to frame it. I tried a couple of things that just didn't work then I masked up the card and added some gesso roughly round the frame area and while it was still wet I threw some blue glitter at it, a bit bizarre but it worked I think!

I have to say I like the effect and will use it again! I added some shells and a wooden word - I so love those and can't find any more of them, boo hoo!

The digi is coloured with my usual Promarkers!

So come on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join us this month - show us your sea side projects!