Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Rainbow Nation!

The Colour challenge at the Outlawz has a new challenge and this week we would like you to use the colours of the South African flag to create your project.

This month we have the wonderful All Dressed Up as our sponsor and this is the lovely Girl on a Bike image! I used a die cut in the lovely colours of the flag to accent this beautiful digi!

Isn't she gorgeous?

Come on over to the Outlawz and join us in this latest challenge and get your chance to win sone wonderful digis from All Dressed Up!!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Fancy Folds!

We have another Colour challenge started today at the Outlawz and this one was chosen by the ubber talented Ina!
Ina would like you to make a shaped card or use a fancy fold to make your card using this colour palette.

So I decided to try something new and this is what I made

I had just received a box of lush card from Kanban and the blue was perfect for this challenge and one of the craft mags had a freebie with it of a pad of Bo Bunni paper and the majority were in pink and grey so the perfect combination! I finished the card off with the super cute ballerina from All Dressed Up who are our sponsors for this month.

I also had a play with another type of card just to try it out

so why not come over and play with us this week and try something new!

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Halloween Mouse!

This month's digi from Gerda Steiner for the progressive challenge is this cute, cute, cute li'l mouse!

I coloured the image with Promarkers, the background paper was a freebie from Trimcraft that I recoloured purple.

I think this has to be the cutest Halloween image yet! Come on over to Gerda Steiners and join in the fun!

Saturday, 19 September 2015


I have had a pumpkin day today! It is definitely that time of year and the weather here in UK is definitely autumnal (or even cold!!). So I have been colouring up pumpkins today getting ready for the real autumn! This image was drawn by the very talented Christina Hors who is one of the DT at the Outlawz, you will find her blog with details of the digi here.
I printed out the image 3 times and layered the pumpkins to add some depth, coloured with Promarkers. I used some lovely green Kanban card for the background and added some ribbons and twines. I used the wooden word 'family' as this group looks like a family to me! The base card is kraft.

I hope you like my interpretation of this digi! Please call over to Christina's blog to see how she made it and her beautiful colouring too!

See you all again soon!

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A Little Treasure

We have a new Colour Challenge at the Outlawz! I chose the palette for this week and decided we should have an anything goes!

Here's the palette, (I took this picture in the grounds of a stately home, the colours are so classic!)

Our sponsor this month is the lovely All Dressed Up and I just love this image called Little Treasures!
I decided I would use it to upcycle a cheese box, this is how it came out

I used some Tatty Ted papers to line the box and added some sweet lace to the top. The outside papers are also from my stash, the pearl trim is from Fantastic Ribbons and was the perfect finish!

I hope you like my upcycling and will pop over and join us at the colour challenge this week!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015


Yes it certainly has felt like Autumn for most of the summer! Well the new Colour challenge at the Outlawz was chosen by the very talented AJ and has a gorgeous autumnal palette and the twist is to make a project for autumn/fall, easy peasy!

Here's the palette

now those are the best autumn colours, aren't they!

For my project I used an image from All Dressed Up, it is one that I love and have used so many times! The image is coloured with Promarkers

I matted the image onto some brown glitter card then used some lovely papers from the Craft Asylum to create the background.

I do hope you come over and play with us this week as we would love to see your autumn projects and you get the chance to win some digis from All Dressed Up too!

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Let's Get Girly!

We have a new challenge at Dragonfly Dreams - we want to see your feminine projects, so what are you waiting for - let's get girly!!

We have two sponsors this month, woohoo! Sweet Pea Stamps and we have all used some amazing art from them and we also have Wild Orchid Crafts, I love their stuff!

So for my project I have used a lovely digi from Sweet Pea Stamps and finished with some gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, here it is I hope you like it!

Coloured with the usual Promarker/Copic mix, the papers are from the Sweet Paris Collection as is the lace, die cuts are from Tattered lace and the wood sentiment and cupcake are from The Works!

So come on over and join us for this fun challenge at Dragonfly Dreams!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Be Inspired at the Outlawz Colour Challenge

This week we start a new month at the Outlawz and the first challenge for the Colour team was chosen by Susan and it is an inspirational challenge

Now who wouldn't be inspired by that!!!

Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up

For my card I used an image from ADU called 'Looking Gorgeous'

I coloured her with Promarkers/Copics and then used some lovely tropical paper sent to me by a lovely lady as a gift for the first element of the frame, the square frame is cut from some Coredination by Crafters Companion. I also used the same card to cut the  elements for the corner flourish, for that I used some dies from Tattered Lace, Spellbinders and the large flower was a freebie with a magazine!

I took my inspiration from the hot tropical colours - what will inspire you to make a project and join us this week?

Looking forward to seeing lots of wonderful projects this week!

Eclectic Ellapu Has Anything Goes for September!

Yes its everybody's favourite "Anything Goes!"

For my card I used an image from Emerald Faeries - I am in love with these cute, cute, happy faeries and when I have time I have more to colour up and will think of something to make with them, they are just too gorgeous! (Anyone would think I liked them!!!)

I coloured the scene up using my Promarkers and cut an aperture from the lovely paper from the Bohemian Collection by Trimcraft. I had to glitter her wings and the dragonfly, no self respecting fairy can live without glitter! I used some pink and blue gems to outline the image and added a nce bow (this is another of my new loves, they call them parcel bows and are made on a bow maker!).

Do come over and play with us at Eclectic Ellapu this month we would love to see your projects!

If you would like to check out the Emerald Faeries you can find them here.