Friday, 25 September 2015

Skating by

Yay, it's almost the weekend and time to share my Inky Pinkies inspiration card for this week.

I have had a bit of trouble with a tendon in my forearm this week, so coloring has not been so much fun, but the image I have used is.  She is from the Polkadoodles Festive Hollybobs CD, which is available here.

She has been coloured with Copics and Graph it markers, not my best colouring because of my arm, but not too shabby either - lol.

I layered her onto, one of the frosted winter backgrounds, then created the frame in the Silhouette studio.

I added various dies, which I found among my late MIL's craft stash, so not sure who they are by.

The sentiment is also from the work and play 5 - Festive Hollybobs.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

ABC Challenge - Receipe - Flowers/Dies/Purple
Southern Girls - Cute & Fun
Fab n Funky - Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - Christmas
Paper Minutes - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Christmas


Hi Sassy fans, this is my last post for Flashback Friday and my last post as part of the SSD design team.  My 6 month term has flown by and I have had a blast creating with these Sassy ladies.

Many thanks to Lyndsey Dyer for inviting me onto the team and my fab team-mates.

The image is called 'Sandras Graduation' and she will be available for a discounted price in the store for a short while.

I have used Copic markers to colour her and kept the design pretty simple, with just  a die cut sentiment and satin bow to embellish.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Moving along with the Times - Hat & Scarf
The crafty Addict - Spots or Stripes

Friday, 18 September 2015

Coming up Roses

The Aurora Wings Showcase team are back this week after a little Summer break and Mitzi has given us the most beautiful Sprite to work with.

Meet 'Rose Sprite'.

I really love this image and wanted to create something a little different with her.

I created the flower pot in the Silhouette studio software and cut it out of Kraft card.

Next I went crazy and decided to crop the image 3 times, to place behind the flowerpot to look like a pot of Roses - Wow, that was a lot of Roses to colour, I think in all it took about 5 hours.

I used Copics in a mix of oranges and pinks and am really pleased with the colour I achieved.  I lightly went over the top with a pink Prisma colour pencil and also a burgundy pencil for some deeper shading.

I raided my ribbon stash and actually found a ribbon that perfectly matched the color of the Roses.

Finished off with a few gems, a tattered lace corner and a spellbinders butterfly.

I love how this card turned out and am not so sure I can part with it, although my lovely Sister does have her birthday in October and I know she would appreciate the hours spent coloring it :)

Please do go and look at the other wonderful projects on the Showcase Blog by my team mates and if you would like to buy the image it is available here.

Mitzi has also kindly given us a lovely discount code to use at the easy store this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Crafting-with-friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Fantasy
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Bling
In the Pink - For a Friend
CMD Challenge - Flower Power
Copic Markers Spain - Anything Goes
Dies r Us - Hot Colours
The Pencil Case - Brights
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark

Dragonfly Dreams

For my second post of the day I would like to share with you my project for the Inky Pinkies Polkadoodles coloring group on Facebook.

I had so many ideas this week, I really wanted to use a new fairy door die I recently purchased, but nothing seemed to work, then I remembered all the lovely papers and embellishments on the recent Polkadoodles Frosted Winter collection and ended up going embellishment mad - lol

Anyway here is my finished project.

I printed her on one of the new backing papers and she has been coloured with Copics and a clear wink of Stella has been added to the wings.

I used poinsettias, hearts, holly and a snowman embellishment from the frosted winter collection.

The sentiment is LOTV and all other papers, snowflakes and embellishments are from my stash.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Digitally Sweet - Things with Wings
Southern Girls - Layer it up
Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge2 - Christmas
Petal Lu - anything Goes
Stempelgarten - Up in the Sky
Crafting for all Seasons - Layer it Up

Go Girl

Wow, it's Friday already and I have had such a busy week, all my DT projects seem to have fallen on the same day, so this is the 1st of three blog today!

I have a Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday project to share with you 1st.

Staying with the going back to school theme this month, todays image is 'Rah Rah Rhonda', a fab Sassy Cheerleader.

She is of course coloured with copics.

I kept the layout nice and simple just adding a few banners and stars cut on my Silhouette and a paper  bow.

Rah Rah Rhonda is available for the rest of September at a reduced price so pop along to the shop to grab her.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Crafting by Designs - Lets Celebrate
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Celebration
The Stamping Boutique - Banners
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Friday, 11 September 2015

Frosty Penguins

It's time to share my latest DT card for Polkadoodles Inky Pinkies and it's another Christmas card, I just can't resist the new images from the Polkadoodles Octavia frosted winter collection.

Today I have used the adorable 'Frosty Penguins'.

Image available here.

 I have coloured this lovely image with Copics and used some Lavinia stamps and Tumbled Glass distress ink to create the icicle and snowflake background

Mounted onto Emerald Green card from The Paper Mill and backing paper from LOTV.

I cut a sentiment in Silver Vinyl from the Silhouette store and added to the edge.

Embellished with snowflakes by Creative Expressions and a bow I made from Glitter paper, then added a couple of sparkles to complete this card.

This really is a lovely collection and there is so much more than just the images, which I completely forgot about until after my card was finished - never mind there's always next time.

The whole collection is available in the Polkadoodles Shop.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered:-
Aud Sentiments - Include a sentiment
QKR Stampede - Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons - Die cut/Digi/Sentiment
Christmas Stamping - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Early Christmas Wishes

London Baby!

Morning everyone, yay it's Friday, which means it is almost the weekend and also it's time for a new FBF at Sassy Studio Designs.

The image today is 'Back Pack Brandy' and she will be available at a discount for the month of September.

I decided to go with something that wasn't school related to show you a different way to use this image, so I made her into a tourist!

She has been coloured with copies and Graph-it markers.

The London images are from the silhouette store.

I created the arch and tunnel from Kraft card myself and used a tattered lace die to create a brick mask and used my distress inks on it.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Paper Crafts - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

September Wedding

A work colleague is getting married this week and I was tasked with making the card.

Lucky I had inside information and found our their colour scheme - Love it when that happens.

I used a silhouette sketch pen for the sentiment and all the die cuts are from the silhouette store.

I used an embossing folder by Creative expressions on lovely lilac card from The Paper Mill and all the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Finished off with some sparkles and pearls.

Challenges entered:-

Through the craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Embellishment
Storyteller - Wedding
Silhouette Challenges - Anything Goes

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Colouring for Clean Water

Todays make is for a special fundraiser being run by Cristena Consialloni Bagne called Colouring for Clearwater - you can donate here.  I only just made it by the skin of my teeth for the coloring competition as it ends today.

I have used an image by Aurora Wings who along with several other artists created and donated images especially for this event.

I have used copies to bring her to life and added some liquid pearls and glitter gel pen for accents.

The wavy die is a new purchase - Creative Expressions.

Challenges Entered:-

Colouring for Clearwater
Crafting-with-Dragonflies - Under the Sea
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges - Head Shot

Friday, 4 September 2015

Ice Wall

I am so so excited this morning to announce I am now on the Polkadoodles Inky Pinkies Design Team, which means I have an extra excuse to play with Nikky's fab images - like I needed one - lol.

So, today I have created something special to share.

This month I have been learning how to create an ice wall background with the fantastic 'Create an learn' classes at Kit & Clowder.

Alyce really knows how to put a great class together that both challenges and engages you, with fab instructions, videos and feedback.

After a few abandoned attempts I perserveered and finished the class image.  I am so glad I finished it, but of course was not totally happy and wanted to try again.

Perfect time to use one of the beautiful new Frosted Winter images by Polkadoodles.

It was a labour of love and I nearly gave up again, but here is the finished project.

The image and background was all done with Copics and a little SN Pencil on the unicorns mane and tail. I added some silver gel pen to the unicorns horn and hooves, also to the snowflakes.  I also added lots of tiny dots with a white gel pen.

I added clear wink of stella to the fur on her cloak.

The snowflake frame is from the silhouette store. I then created an offset for it distressed it with tumbled glass distress ink, which I also used on the large snowflakes.

To finish I added some gems, little snowflake sequins and tiny pearls.

I really enjoyed creating this project and think I will add it to the art wall in my craft room.

Come and see what everyone is making and join in the fun Inky Pinkies.

Challenges entered:-

Graph-it Markers - Background
Craft for the Craic - Anything except square/rectangle
Time out Challenges - Make your Mark
Copic Markers Spain - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (Xmas)
Lia Stampz - Anything Goes
Petal Lu - Anything Goes

Professor S

It's time for the first of this months Flashback Fridays over at Sassy Studio Designs, fitting in with this months back to school theme, today we are showcasing 'Professor S'.

The image has been coloured with Copics and all the other elements are from the Silhouette store.

You can grab this image at a discounted price in the Shop.

Challenges entered:

Creative Corner - Back to School
Frosted Designs - Back to School
Wags n Whiskers - Back to School

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

School Days

Welcome to September and the start of a new progressive challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs, this month on our Flash back Fridays we have a back to school theme and to tie in with that our progressive image follows that theme too.

My niece starts college this September, so I themed my card around a college/school locker.

I designed the card in Silhouette studio, then added some backing paper, a mirror, some stacked books and a mini Taylor Swift poster.

The image is coloured with Copics, Promarkers and Graph-it markers.

For details on how to get your image and enter, please visit the SSD Facebook page.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Crafty Sentiments - School
Artistic Inspirations - School
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Back to School
Incy Wincy Desings - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Time for School