Thursday, 29 December 2016

Creative Inspirations: Anything goes/optional sketch

Hello!
Seasons greetings to everyone. I hope you all had a great Christmas.
Did you get many crafting goodies? I did and im about to share a card i made using some of them....

This fortnight over at Creative Inspirations our challenge is..

ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL SKETCH



For my card, i used some new papers and a new stamp which i received for christmas. These beautiful papers are by Anna marie designs and come from the Blissful collection. I LOVE these paper pads! They are all so pretty and lovely if your making a shabby chic design. I used the cocoa and peach pads, and distressed all the edges.
This stamp is one of the Wonky Tonk girls from Which? craft which i coloured with promarkers. I will admit, looking at them, this image was my least favorite but the minute i inked it up, i knew i had to use it first and i have changed my mind, this is one of my favorites!


I added lace, a bark heart and a sentiment to finish.

Supplies:
  • Anna Marie designs Blissful Peach and cocoa paper pads
  • Which craft Wonky Tonk girls stamps
  • Craftwork cards year of sentiments book
  • Lace, bark heart
  • Promarkers
  • Stamping card and white card
  • 6x6 base card
Challenges:

Monday, 19 December 2016

Creative Inspirations: White Christmas

Hello,
It's nearly Christmas and the challenge theme this fortnight at
Creative inspirations is....
WHITE CHRISTMAS

This means you can do either white on white or a card that features snow.
For my card I used an image by saturated canary, this one came in the first subscription email. I coloured with promarkers and added pearl drops as the snow.
The papers I used were first edition Christmas featuring pastel pinks and grey. I added a bark star and sentiment tag to finish.

I'd like to enter this into:

Joy to the World

Hello,
Today I have an Altenew card to share using the Christmas rose stamp and die set free from a magazine.


I created this A6 design by stamping the outline flower and colouring using biomarkers. I used the colours featured above, red, hot pink and lime green. I then stamped the middles of the flowers in gold, as well as the sentiment.
I would like to enter this into the following:

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Creative Inspirations: Christmas Creations


Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this fortnights theme is Christmas Creations. 
This fortnight we are sponsored by All Dressed up who kindly gave us some images of theirs to use.This one is called Little Angel, which  coloured with promarkers.
The papers are from First Edition christmas promise. I added a sentiment, a bark star and some pearls to embellish my card. I also added some glitter and pearl drops to her little headband.

  Supplies:
  • All dressed up Little Angel digi image
  • Computer and printer
  • Stamping card
  • Promarkers
  • First edition paper pad
  • 6x6 white card base
  • White card
  • Craftwork cards a year of sentiments book
  • pearls
  • Bark star
  • Stickles and pearl drops
Challenges:

This year my favorite colour combo is pastel pink, cream and grey.Every year i stick to the traditional red and green, no matter what but after buying a new paper pad that features pastel pink and grey i can't stop using it, so it is definitely this years favorite.


Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas with the Cuties: First Challenge!!

Hello,
Today is a special day as it is the first challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties, and this also ties in with my last piece of news, i am on the DT.
Im so honored to have been chosen to design for this challenge and work with all the other talented ladies on the team.
So, our first challenge is and easy one, Anything goes {as long as it is Christmas of course!}

For my card, i used an old Wild Rose Studio image, stamped onto a die cut circle and coloured with promarkers.
The papers are also by Wild rose studio, all matted on white. I stamped my sentiment underneath my topper. I added some gemstones to finish.
Supplies:
  • Wild rose studio stamp and paper pad
  • 6x6 white card base
  • White card
  • Stamping card
  • Die cutting machine and circle die
  • Acrylic block and ink
  • LOTV christmas sentiments
  • Promarkers
This challenge will run until January 15th, so you have plenty of time to enter. 


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Warm Wishes


Hello,
Today i have a small A6 card to share using this Stamping bella image. I coloured my image with promarkers and simply layered it to my card front, satmping a sentiment underneath.

Supplies:
  • Stamping bella Uptown girls Clarissa and Camille share a cafe
  • A6 white card base
  • Stamping card
  • LOTV christmas sentiments
  • Ink and acrylic block
  • Promarkers
Challenges:



Saturday, 26 November 2016

Autumn Wishes


Hello,
Today i have an autumnal style card to share seeing as this week was thanksgiving in the US, even though it's more like winter here.
This card does feature a thank you insert.
I used this Sunflower image by Hannah Lynn from Crafts and me and coloured with promarkers. The papers are Nitwit collections Fall range, all matted on white. I added a sentiment to finish my quite simple design.

Supplies:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • White card for matting
  • Computer and printer
  • Hannah Lynn sunflower digi from Crafts and me
  • Nitwit collections Fall FQB
  • Craftwork cards a year of sentiments
Challenges:

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Exciting news

Hello,
I'm here today with no card:( but some exciting news. 
If you have bought the December issue of cardmaking and papercraft you will of seen that they have announced the winners of this year's Cardmaker of the year and I was lucky to be chosen as one of the runners up! 
This is my first bit of news, my second will be announced on Monday, but I will be back with a card in the next few days.


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Creative Inspirations: Frosted florals


Hello,
It's time for another challenge at Creative Inspirations and this fortnights challenge is

FROSTED FLORALS

For my card, i stamped a large poinsettia from an old docrafts stamp set on to a later of linen card, coloured with promarkers and added glitter and pearl drops.
I stamped out one of the sentiments and added to a A6 card blank.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Tilda in Reindeer jumper


Hello,
Again, it's been nearly 2 weeks since my last post, but i can promise that next week i will have some exciting news to share, two lots in fact so check back on the 24th for the first part.

A few weeks back, i saw this sweet tilda image of her in her christmas reindeer jumper and i knew i had to buy it! I love a christmas jumper, who doesn't?
I have a thing for images featuring a christmas jumper. Anyway, i did manage to get my hands on it and made this card last week. I know, im so late at posting recently.

Supplies:
  • Lemoncraft christmas greeting papers from Noor design
  • Magnolia Aspen holiday Tilda in reindeer jumper stamp { again from noor!}
  • Bark star and Elsa lace from Live and love crafts
  • Flowers and berries
  • Sentiment { digi stamp boutique}
  • Promarkers
  • Doily
  • Die cutting machine and oval dies
  • 6x6 card blank

Id like to enter these challenges:


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Creative Inspirations: Anything goes/optional sketch


Hello,
It's been 2 weeks since my last creation, although i did share a post at the weekend which saddly i had no comments on:{
I have been quite busy with our pup as well as other things. One of those other things i can't share on my blog yet, so check back at the end of the month for that news.

Anyway, this fortnights challenge at Creative Inspirations is

ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL SKETCH

For this challenge our sponsor, The paper shelter, kindly gave us some images to use. This one is called You are my Cuppy cake and is coloured with promarkers.
The papers are from Nitwit collections Hey cupcake range, all matted on white.
I finished with a sentiment.



Saturday, 29 October 2016

George's puppy tales - something new.

 

Hello!
Now, this post is a bit new to me as I'm not used to doing posts that don't include a card or a project, but for a change I thought I'd write about our new pup, George and give an update since the first photo I shared nearly two months ago.

If your not sure on your dog breeds, George is a border terrier. He is a blue grizzle, which fur wise is black and tan. The blue comes from them having blue skin, something I learned from his breeder.
George is now 4 months old and this week his baby teeth have began to fall out and his adult teeth are coming through, which after nearly two months of biting hands, legs, my hair, clothes and various dog toys ( now mostly in the bin due to him completely ruining them) I'm glad of. 

He's also in the puppy crazies stage, which for anyone who hasn't had a pup is where your pup literally goes crazy. Running around, jumping off of furniture, biting, swinging off clothes. It is the puppy equivalent of a toddler tantrum, which as you can imagine is no fun and amounts to crate time.
Training is going at a slow pace, as he can do certain things but when out, its if he wants to.

I hope you enjoyed reading my puppy post. If so, please leave me a comment. Who knows, I might share even more of George's antics.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Creative Inspirations: Halloween/Autumn


Hello,
It is wednesday and time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations.
This fortnights theme is...

HALLOWEEN/AUTUMN

It isn't very often i make Halloween cards as i don't use them, but the times i do make them i enjoy it. I think it is to do with the spooky colour combo as i don't use them very often.
For this card i used Saturated Canary image, Frankenbattie which i coloured with promarkers. The paper's are Nitwit collections Eeriesistable, all matted on black.
I added some flowers, pearls and a sentiment to finish. 

Challenges:


Supplies for this card:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • Black card
  • Saturated canary Frankenbattie image
  • Nitwit collections Eeriesistable papers
  • Mixture of embellishments  including flowers and pearls
  • Craftwork cards year of sentiments book
  • Glossy accents {Both for the eyes and for sticking on pearls}


Friday, 14 October 2016

Girl at Christmas


Hello,
I have a card to share today that i made for the LOTV christmas challenge.
I used one of my older stamps and coloured with promarkers.
The papers are by Wild Rose studio, all matted on white.
I added some lace, flowers and a sentiment to finish.

Challenges:
I like the bought one's as there is so much choice and they are just so pretty!


Supplies:
  • LOTV stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Wild rose studio paper pack
  • 6x6 white card base
  • white card
  • Die cutting machine, circle die
  • Christmas sentiments { This one came from Digi stamp boutique}
  • Lace - This is called Elsa from Live and love crafts
  • Flowers


Thursday, 13 October 2016

House Mouse twisted easle


Hello,
It has been a while since my last House Mouse card. After the sudden loss of my dog, i stopped crafting for a while and so my HouseMouse365 challenge came to an end. Although now we have a new pup, i still don't get to craft as much as i would like so i have to do large chunks of crafting for one of two days a week.
I created this card using my favorite House Mouse christmas stamp. This will be the image on my christmas cards this year, i just think it is so cute!
I coloured my image with promarkers and created a twisted easle. The papers, from Nitwit collections festive flowers are all matted on red mirror card. I added some white lace and a sentiment to finish.

Id like to enter this into:

Supplies to make this card:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • Nitwit collections Festive flowers bundle
  • White lace
  • Craftwork cards year of sentiments book
  • Promarkers
  • Red mirror card




Friday, 7 October 2016

Tourist


Hello,
Today i have a card to share that i made for one of my blogging friends for her birthday this week.
I used another of the redrawn images from Saturated Canary that came with the first subscription email. The image is called tourist but it is great for anyone who likes to take photos, like myself, too.
  I coloured the image using promarkers.
The papers are from Nitwit collections Happy range.
I added a doily, pearls, ribbon and flowers to finish along with a sentiment. I also added some glitter to the flash on the camera.

Id like to enter this card into:

Peony and Daisy


Hello,
I have two cards to share today for a couple of challenges.
My first is for the Colour throwdown challenge #413


I created this card using Altenew Peony bouquet and Spring daisy stamp sets.
I used a mix of inks to create this 6x6 card. 

Supplies for this card:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • stamping card
  • Altenew Spring Daisy and peony bouquet stamp sets
  • Mix of inks
My next card is for the colourQ challenge #362

I used just the Peony bouquet flowers on this one along with leaves from the spring daisy. I kept to the colours, using pale pink and a darker pink for the flowers and then black for the leaves. I added silver pearls to finish.

Supplies for this card:


  • white card 
  • stamping card
  • Altenew Spring Daisy and peony bouquet stamp sets
  • Mix of inks
  • Pearls


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Creative Inspirations: Buttons, Blooms and Bows


Good morning!
It is time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this fortnights theme is...

BUTTONS, BLOOMS AND BOWS

For my card, i coloured up this sweet Saturated Canary image with promarkers. For anyone who doesn't remember this image, it is because it is a new version of Penelope and featured in the first subscription email.
I used Nitwit collections Sew fitting collection, matted on white to give it a patchwork feel. I added flowers, a sentiment, a button, some lace and a bow.

Supplies for this card:
  • Saturated canary Penelope image
  • Nitwit collections Sew Fitting papers
  • 6x6 white card base
  • white card
  • Mixture of embellishments including flowers, buttons,lace and ribbon.
  • Craftwork cards a year of sentiments book
  • Promarkers
Id like to enter this card into:


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Turquoise and Lilac


Hello,
Today i have another Altenew make to share. I decided on this card to use a backing paper, this one is from a Nitwit collections kit.
I created an embossed banner and then layered my flowers onto it. I stamped the sentiment to finish.

Supplies for this card:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • white card
  • embossing folder
  • Mix of inks
  • Altenew Beautiful Day and Vintage flowers stamp sets
Challenges:


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Altenew: Vintage flowers


Hello again,
My final card for today uses the Altenew Vintage flowers set. I created this card by stamping part of a text background onto the centre of a 6x6 card in dessery sand ink. I then stamped a range of the flowers in orange, blue and the leaves in brown. I stuck them in the centre of my card and stamped a sentiment from the Tulips stamp set.

Supplies for this card:
  • White 6x6 card
  • Text background stamp
  • Mix of inks in orange tones, blue tones and brown tones.
  • Altenew vintage flowers and tulips stamp sets
Challenges:



Altenew: Colourful Butterflies


Hello,
My second card for today is this 6x6 creation. Again i used my altenew painted butterflies. I used a mix of colours for this card, Blue, green, pink and coral.
I matted my stamped background on black and added a vellum strip with a stamped sentiment on, which comes from the Tulips set.

Id like to enter this into:


Altenew: Pink Butterfly


Hello,
Today i have 3 cards to share, starting with this little make.
I created this basic A6 design by simply stamping the large butterfly from the Altenew Painted Butterflies set onto my card using a couple of pink shades.
I added the sentiment underneath, which came from the same stamp set.
To finish, i added some sequins.

Supplies for this card:
  • White card
  • Altenew Painted Butterflies stamp set
  • 2 shades of pink and a black ink
  • sequins

Challenges:




Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Your Great!


My second card to share is for a couple of challenges.
For this card, i used an old Saturated Canary digi. I can't actually remember the name of it as i lost it a while back after our computer crashed. Luckily i had some spares printed. I coloured her with promarkers.
The papers are from a first edition paper pad, all matted on black.
I double matted the image on gold and black to bring out the gold sentiment.
I made some little banners using some strips of matching paper and added the sentiment to finish.

Id like to enter this into:
Pink and turquoise just always seem to go together well. It makes a nice bold colour combo and the black just makes it stand out even more.

Supplies for this card:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • Black card
  • Gold mirror card
  • First edition pad
  • Saturated canary digi
  • Promarkers
  • Craftwork cards sentiments


Winter Birthday


Hello,
Im here with 2 cards to share today, the first being this one which is a winter birthday, or it could be for a girly christmas card.
I used a Digital pencil too fairy image and coloured with promarkers.
The papers are first edition and are all matted on white.
I added some silver pearls and a sentiment to finish as well as some glitter on the wings and dress.

Id like to enter this into:

Supplies for this card:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • White card for matting on
  • Computer and printer for printing the digi stamp
  • Digital pencil too fairy digi
  • First edition paper pad
  • pearls
  • Craftwork cards year of sentiment book
  • stickles
  • promarkers



Friday, 23 September 2016

Elphie

Hello,
Today i have a card to share using Saturated Canary's Elphie.
I coloured her in usual day to day colours rather than halloween and created this simple birthday card.
I cropped my image and blew it up slightly so it fit a 6x6 base, and coloured using promarkers.
I matted my backing paper on white card. I finished by adding a sentiment and some sequins and gems.

Id like to enter this into:

Supplies for this card:
  • White 6x6 base card
  • White card
  • Backing paper: This one came from a Kaisercraft pad.
  • Computer and printer
  • Digi stamp: Elphie by Saturated Canary
  • Craftwork cards Year of sentiments book
  • Sequins and gems
  • Promarkers: 
Skin: Coral, oatmeal, blush and satin.        Hair: Burnt sienna, cocoa, caramel, sandstone
Clothes: Pastel green, soft green, Mustard, china blue and Fuschia

BIG World


Hello,
Today i have a card to share using the Altenew Big World stamp set. When i first saw this set, it stood out to me and i just couldn't wait to get it!
I created this A6 tent fold card then matted a layer of white. I added some washi tape down the side and stamped my image on the right. I also used some of the sentiments. This set has some lovely sentiments on it.

Supplies for this card:
  • White card
  • Altenew Big world stamp set
  • Washi tape
  • Mix of dew drop inks

I'd like to enter this into:

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Creative Inspirations: Bingo Board


Hello,
It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this fortnights theme is...
BINGO BOARD.


For my card, i used Shabby, pearls and dots.
Our sponsor Bugaboo kindly gave us some images to use. I coloured my image with promarkers. The papers are by Trimcraft Floral Muse.
I also used the sentiment that came with the image and added pearls to finish.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

All about pink


Hello,
For my final post today i am back to normal with a fussy and fancy type card.
For this one i used a Saturated Canary image. This one came in one of the bundles and is called Sweetheart.
I coloured the image with promarkers and added glossy accents to the eyes and lips.
The papers are by Lemoncraft from the basics in the rose range.
I added lace, ribbon, rose ribbon, flowers, a doily and a sentiment to finish.

Supplies for this card:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • White card for matting on
  • Lemoncraft House of Roses papers
  • Mixture of lace, ribbon and rose ribbon
  • Mix of flowers
  • a doily
  • Craftwork cards a year of sentiments book
  • Saturated Canary image: Sweetheart
  • Promarkers
Skin: Coral, oatmeal, blush and satin
Hair: Burnt sienna, cocoa, cinnamon and sandstone
Clothing: Pale pink, baby pink and cocktail pink

Id like to enter this into the following challenges:





Daisies

Hello!
Today i have 3 cards to share, my other post will be on later.
Over the weekend i was busy playing with my Altenew Spring Daisy stamps and created these two cards.


This is my first card. I used the Spring Daisy and the Vintage flowers stamps to create this A6 tent fold card. The way i stamped it makes it look like there is a mirror reflection. I made a banner across the middle and stamped on of the sentiments from the daisy set in the middle.

Id like to enter this into the following:
Supplies for this card:
  • White card
  • Spring Daisy and Vintage flowers Altenew stamp sets
  • Mix of dew drop inks
  • Sequins
My second card for today again uses the daisy set, with the smaller flower images coming from the Vintage flowers. I kept my colour combo to orange and black for this one and kept the card very simple by following the sketch.


Supplies for this card:
  • 5x7 white card base
  • Spring Daisy and Vintage flower stamp sets
  • Dew drop inks
Id also like to enter this card into:




Thursday, 15 September 2016

Gift


Hello,
This is my third and final post for today. Haven't i been busy?
Last week i treated myself to a few more Saturated Canary digis before the shop closed today :[. Luckily due to the subscription offer, i'll have another six months of digis. Yay!
I coloured Gift with promarkers. The papers are from one of the new first edition paper pads. I love the pink, cream and grey colour scheme.
I added a doily, some glitter, and a sentiment to finish.

Id like to enter this into:

Supplies for this card:
  • White 6x6 base card
  • Christmas papers
  • White card {for matting on}
  • Saturated canary digi: Gift
  • Craftwork cards year of sentiments book
  • Doily
  • Stickles icicle glitter glue
  • Promarkers: Skin tone { Coral, oatmeal, blush and satin}
Hair: cocoa, burnt sienna
Clothing: Dusky pink, pale pink, cool greys 1-4, ivory

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