Thursday, April 29, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Anything Goes

Hiya another challenge over at Digi Doodle shop's best challenge. This week the theme is anything goes so that means pretty much any card you have done can be linked to the challenge this week.

We also have a very special prize this week. We are proud to be sponsored by the wonderful Whimsy Stamps and have a $15.00 Gift Certificate for the winner to be used at the Whimsy Stamps Online Shop! Our winner's name will also be put in the drawing with the past April winners for a CUSTOM STAMP to be designed by the Digi Doodle Shop of their very own

There is plenty of inspiration from my fellow DT members over on the challenge blog so please hop over and say hi.

I decided to make a couple of bookmarks using two wonderful images from the Digi Doodle Store.

I also wanted to have a play with techniques and to show you that you are not limited by using digi images.

The images I used are Butterfly blossoms available HERE and Butterfly scrolls available HERE .

On my graphics program My Craft Studio proffessional, I created a frame using the Butterfly scrolls digi image.

I then copy and pasted the butterfly blossoms image and resized and rotated it to create the image on the centre of the bookmark.

I also added text to the image. I then grouped the layers and resized to the size that I wanted my bookmark to be.

I then copy and pasted this and printed.

Bookmark one:

For this bookmark I coloured the image with prismacolour pencils and sansador and then I added distress ink over the top. I then added some ribbon to it.

Bookmark two:

For this bookmark I added alcohol inks to the bookmark and then coloured the image in with Sakura stardust pens. I then outlined with a white gel pen. I used ribbons to finish off the bookmark.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers - Under The Sea

Hi there this morning it is a little less sunny here in London. I had a fantastic time watching the marathon yesterday. We saw Richard Branson dressed as a butterfly, The caterpillar including Princess Bea and Natalie Imbruglia, Nadia Sawahlia, Steve Ryder and our friend Kevin (He won the biggest loser last year). My friends brother also completed it in under 4 hours and my friend Emma completed it not sure of her time. All very emotional and inspirational.

This morning I am bringing you my DT card for Sweet Pea Stampers. We have a theme of Under the sea
this week. We would love to see you joining in if you have Sweet Pea images. This week the prize is 3 sweet Pea stamps as we are looking at all the entries for this month and picking the card of the month.

For my card I used this fantasitic image ching-chou kuik's Coral Immersion. She reminded me of someone who has just jumped into the water. I coloured her with copics and promarkers and then added some distress ink to the image. I then went around her with white gel pen. I cut some K&co papers to look like the sea I added distress ink to these too.

I made the seahorse from a mould from Crafts and Me using delight air drying clay. I added an eye and coloured it in with promarkers. I added some flowers, brads and punched some leaves.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Oh Alice - Chapter #10 Queen of tarts

Hi there this week at Oh Alice they are focusing on Chapter 10 and want us to include food on our creations.

I have used my gorgeous Sweet Pea stamp based on the Mad hatters tea party. I dug out the watercolours and used them to colour in the image and background. I added some HOTP paper and coredinations card. I then punched a border added some gingham and some peel off cookies and a heart. I also added a little card that came in a pack out of a cracker.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tag You're It - With A Flourish

Good Morning I have a busy day ahead we are off to watch the London Marathon which goes along just 5 minutes away from our flat. I have a few people I know running so I will be cheering them along. I hope the rain goes away!

This morning I am bringing you my DT piece for the Tag You're it Challenge.The theme this week is With a flourish
We want to see flourishes on your tags.

I used distress inks to create the background for my tag. I then stamped a flourish onto the tag. The flourish I chose had stars on it so I made an beaded star to embellish the project. I added ribbons and made a hanging beaded charm to hang from the tag.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wags and Whiskers GDT a sketch!

Hi there I am excited today as I am bringing you my Guest Design Team card for the Wags and Whiskers challenge. The theme for this week is a wonderful sketch by Bree. I decided to keep my interpretation of the sketch very clean and simple.

I have used the fantastic digi image "A good book" from Bunny Zoe's crafts I added a sentiment to the image before printing it out. I love digi images such an instant sense of gratification. The papers are MME. I coloured the image with copics and promarkers. I cut it out with a nestie and used the same nestie as a template to create a frame.

I used some scraps of the papers to make my own flowers. I used my scalloped nestie to cut out five scalloped edged circles. I then secured them with a brad. I scrunched each layer individually to create this effect. I then added some stickles to the edges to add some bling.

I gave my daughter her own craft box yesterday filled with stamps, ink, papers, embellishments and bits so she can now craft at her desire. I am changing around our room as I have decided that the craft space needs to be where my wardrobe was to create it's own space and so my bed space can be for me to relax in. I am going to buy a screen to screen off the craft space. So that is this mornings job for OH before he goes to work.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Colour Combo

Good Morning another fantastic day here in London and I have seen at least 7 planes in the sky this morning so looks like business as usual if you are travelling.

Today I am bringing you my DT piece for Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge .

REMEMBER we do not mind if you do not use a Digi Doodle shop's stamp or combine challenges but if you do you will get an extra chance to win. You can see the fab range of stamps available HERE.

The challenge this week is a colour combo. We would like you to use Buttercup Yellow, Duck egg Blue and Grass Green along with a neutral shade. The theme for April is Springtime and I think any creation with these colours is perfect for Spring.

I used this new set of stamps by Judy's Mum the vintage phone set. I was thinking of the new trend to have an old style phone in your house but make it look more funky. I used all three phones from the set.

To create my tag I randomly placed them on the page having resized and copy and pasted them. I added a Text ,thanks Blondie.

I coloured in with prismacolour pencils and added a distress ink over the top. I added some glossy accents to the phones to give them the look of a real phone. I then made one larger image of one of the phones applied glossy accents and 3d the image on top of my tag. I added some ribbon and fibre from my stash.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wags and Whiskers - Ribbons

This week at wags and whiskers challenge they want us to use ribbons on our cards. Go over to check out the wonderful samples by the DT.

I had been eyeing up these gorgeous stamps for a while and last week I took the plunge and purchased three of the new digital Wags and whiskers stamps. I love digi stamps as they are cheaper and they can be resized to suit your project and you can manipulate them and add texts etc. These can be purchased at Bunny Zoe's craft shop in the UK.

I used this stamp Ryans chocolate trouble. He reminds me of my cheeky son Harry. I coloured him with copics and promarkers. I cut him out using a nestie and I edged the frame with distress ink. I used the Linen closet papers again. The ribbon is from my stash.

Well I was Gobsmacked and extremely touched to see that I have been picked as the Guest DT for next week. Don't forget that if you join in with the challenge this week you too could have this opportunity. Thanks again xxx

Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop

Hi there everyone well it is very quiet here today as school has restarted today. I am busy though lots of housework to catch up with and my partner is off to have an MRI scan for his arthritus later on today so a full on day of things.

Today is a really special day for the wonderful Sweet Pea stamps they are one year old and are celebrating with a customer blog hop.

During our one year celebration, I would like to have a customer blog hop. This hop will take place on April 20th. You must make a birthday or anniversary card using one of Sweet Pea Stamp images as your main focus point. You may use other companies sentiments or print up a sentiment using your computer. You will be able to post a link to Mister Linky on the 20th linking it to your blog. I will pick three random winners to receive a free 4" x 5" inch quarter sheet of an image of ching-chou kuik with a couple of birthday/ anniversary sentiments that will be released in the next couple weeks. So spread the word, let's make this hop a big celebration!

So here is my entry for the hop. My gorgeous Georgina will be ten in just over a weeks time and I remember clear as day her being born. So I have made this birthday tag card for her. I used the wonderful plate #43 (ching chou kuik sheet 14).

I used a mixture of MME Bella bella and Penny Lane papers and some DCWV linen closet papers. I used a mahogany distress ink and distressed the papers. I used a mixture of promarkers and copics to colour my images. I also added embellishments to the images and some glossy accents. I stamped some text and added this to the tags where I did not add an image.

Monday, April 19, 2010

It's a Crafters Companion - 3D

It is time for another DT piece for It's a Crafters Companion challenge.

This week we want you to create a 3D piece. Hop over to the blog for some amazing inspiration.It is my daughters best friends birthday this week and she loves fairies so I decided to make her a wordbook card using my new Flower fairies of the Garden CD roms.

I printed onto glossy photo paper I think this gives a really proffessional finish to your project. I used some ribbbon and lace from my stash to hold the book together.

Remember you do not have to use a crafters companion product to join us but if you can that would be great. There is also this fantastic prize from Lothian Crafts .

Sweet Pea Stampers - Wonderland

Good Morning to you all I have been to the countryside to see my family so I feel postitively refreshed today.

It is amazing what seeing less concrete can do for oneself.

I hope you are all enjoying this weather as much as I am. I even have a rosy glow to my skin.

I am bringing to you my DT piece for Sweet Pea Stampers today. The theme this week is A Wonderland inpired card.

I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp challenge which is Movies. My movie Alice in Wonderland.

I have used my ©ching-chou kuik's Mad Tea Party stamp by Sweet Pea stamps . The image and background are done with promarkers. I made a patchwork rug for the image to sit on from a variety of MME paper pads. I added faux stitching. I made a sentiment and added a variety of roses from the stash.

I hope you will find time to join our challenge this week. Hugs Pascale

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tag you're it - Spring into Spring

Well Good morning to you another glorious day here in London.

We have been so blessed with the weather for the past two weeks. I went to a local eco park yesterday. I went to the local inner city farm and a short walk away is the most beautiful eco park that takes you out of urban London for a short while. There is a hill that you climb up and you can see all over London. A real find for us as it means we can hang out there in the summer when the weather is glorious like today.

Today I am bringing you my DT piece for Tag You're it. The theme is Spring into Spring.

I made this tag for the challenge. I decided to use spring colours for my image. I used pinks, greens, oranges and blue. The blue was inspired by bluebells and the pink by the tree blossom. The oranges from the centre of the daffodils and the green by the sudden emergence of leaves on the trees.

The image is from Sweet Pea Stamps. The background I created with distress inks having masked the image. I then added stickles and stamped on the sentiment and used another stamp to add texture around the image.

I coloured the image with prisma colour pencils and then I added a pearly glittery glue over the top to make her shiney.

I added some embellies and some ribbon and lace and jute from my stash to finish off the tag.

The sentiment says "Joy is not in things, It is in us".

Hop over to see how my lovely teamates interpreted Spring in their tags and why not join in. Tag making is the perfect way to get a craft fix xxx

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's best challenge - Sketch

Hello today I want to share with you my DT piece for Digi Doodle Shop's best challenge. We have a sketch to follow so hop over to check out the sketch and the other AMAZING DT cards. There are some wonderful images that have been used. Remember you do not have to use a Digi Doodle shop image but it would be great if you could use one. The store has some wonderful new images available ,so why not pop over to the Digi Doodle shop to see them.

I have used the Foal and Fawn image available Here . I loved the way this encapsulates spring. I thought I would use a really neutral colour pallete as the sketch is so clean. I used prismacolour pencils to colour in my palamino foal and fawn in the image and added some sakura gel pens too. I made a mask to create the distress ink background.

The papers are K&co, the sentiment is The Greeting Farm, the buttons and ribbon are from my stash.

Looking forward to seeing your wonderful entries for this weeks challenge and thanks for stopping by hugs Pascale

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Crafts and Me challenge - Colour combo

Hi there well the weather has been colder today although the sun popped out to say hello this evening. I have had a day of shopping. My children all have new shoes and clothes. Gosh an expensive day xxx

I have made this card for the second Crafts and Me challenge.

I used this beautiful Sweet Pea Stamps image which is called enchanting gold I love her she is so elegant.

The challenge is to use the colours Pink and brown and yellow. I have used promarkers and copics to colour the image and I have used glamour dust on her bikini and the leaves. I used prismacolour pencils for the background. I used papermania papers, some ribbon,raffia, embellies and string from my stash.

Don't forget we still have our challenge on at Sweet Pea Stampers so why not combine the two.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wags and Whiskers challenge blog - Scallops

Good Evening from an exhausted Mummy. Today has been one of THOSE days. I did an online food shop and it was supposed to be delivered between 9 and 11 am however it eventually arrived at 1.30pm so all plans to go shoe shopping had to be aborted and any plans to do anything as by the time it was unpacked and put away it was time to put the dinner on. So we have had a fractous day at home. I am hoping to get out tomorrow to make up for it.

I was browsing away today and I found out that Wags and Whiskers available at Bunny Zoe's craft shop are now digital (Woo Hoo) so I brought a few and decided to enter the Wags and Whiskers challenge this week. The theme is scallops and there is a chance to be a Guest designer.

I have used my DCWV Linen closet pad and my friend Joey has been raving about this pad and boy is she right too. It is fabulous.

I used the gorgeous "Thinking of You" image isn't she a cutie!!! I flipped her round.

I coloured with my growing collection of copics and I used my new Bazzil gem stencil and some buttons and a sentiment from the stash.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Oh Alice challenge

I have one two year old sleeping (bliss) I have one 5 year old colouring rainbow fish, one 7 year old on the Wii and one ten year old at club. So I thought I would get this card posted on here.

My Sweet Pea Alice in Wonderland plate arrived the other day so I had to have a play and enter this weeks Oh Alice Challenge :

CHAPTER 8: You can learn a lot of things from the FLOWERS...

'Never mind!' Alice said in a soothing tone, and stooping down to the daisies, who were just beginning again, she whispered, `If you don't hold your tongues, I'll pick you!'

There was silence in a moment, and several of the pink daisies turned white.
`That's right!' said the Tiger-lily. `The daisies are worst of all. When one speaks, they all begin together, and it's enough to make one wither to hear the way they go on!'
`How is it you can all talk so nicely?' Alice said, hoping to get it into a better temper by a compliment. `I've been in many gardens before, but none of the flowers could talk.'

I coloured the image with promarkers and copics I then added a bit of glossy accents to the eyes and the red toadstalls. I added some dovecraft papers and some flowers from my ally pally stash. I added distress stickles to the flowers too.

Today I would like to share with you my Design Team card for The Sweet Pea stampers challenge blog

This week we are very excited to announce that we are now sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps. One lucky person will be picked at random each week as the winner of a Sweet Pea image from Sweet Pea stamps . one:

Each month we will also have a "Card of the Month" and this person will win three Sweet Pea Stamp images.

This week the challenge is to include Acetate on your project. It may be an embellishment, an acetate card, an acetate box, an acetate frame, an acetate window or an acetate wrap. These are just a few suggestions we would love to see what you come up with.

I made this easel card for my sisters birthday card which happens to be ,April the 20th, see details below of the blog hop happening at Sweet Pea stamps blog.

I used MME papers and I used a box card template from My Craft Studio Proffessional countryside gardens CD rom. I used the flowers which are supposed to sit inside the box as my embellishments. After putting the box together I used foam pads to adhere my cut out image to the frame. I used a clarity stamps stamp to stamp onto the acetate before fixing it to the inside of the box on top of the image.

I used distress inks and acrylic paints to create an aged look to the frame and the card and I added some embellishments and ribbon to the card from my stash.

This is taken from the Sweet Pea Stamps blog : "During our one year celebration, I would like to have a customer blog hop. This hop will take place on April 20th. You must make a birthday or anniversary card using one of Sweet Pea Stamp images as your main focus point. You may use other companies sentiments or print up a sentiment using your computer. You will be able to post a link to Mister Linky on the 20th linking it to your blog. I will pick three random winners to receive a free 4" x 5" inch quarter sheet of an image of ching-chou kuik with a couple of birthday/ anniversary sentiments that will be released in the next couple weeks. So spread the word, let's make this hop a big celebration!"

Thought some of you out there may be interested .... xxx

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sweet Pea Blog Monthly challenge

Hi this ATC is for the Monthly challenge over at the Sweet Pea Challenge blog. This is the criteria for the month of April:

1. Using ONLY Sweet Pea Stamps,
2. Create an ATC (2.5" x 3.5") Card.
3. Use Purple and Pink.
4. Include an 'Odd' Embellishment.
Upload and add the link to your blog here during the week of April 11-17.

Okay For my card I used the lovely Serene night image she is gorgeous. I cut her out and put her onto a background I created. I used pink and purple to colour her in a variety of mediums sakura gel pens, promarkers and copics. I then added some shells and a bucket as embellishments and I also added two beads that look like stones and some dew drops.

Tag You're It - We want to see acetate on your tags

Good Morning everyone well it is another beautiful Spring Day here in London and today I am sharing with you my DT piece for Tag You're it and Digi Doodle Shop .

The theme at Tag You're it is to make a tag and use acetate on it somewhere. I chose to use this wonderful T-Bird image available from the Digi Doodle Shop .

I printed the image onto card and then I cut it out. I used a craft knife to cut out the windscreen and behind this I put some acetate. I coloured in the image with Sakura gel pen and prismacolour pencils. I used Prismacolour pencils to colour in my tag. I used foam pads to adhere the car to the tag.

I added some ribbons from my stash. The sentiment is from an Elusive Images plate.

I hope you can find time to fit in a tag this week they are so much fun to do and once you start you won't stop.

Thanks for taking the time to pop by ,hugs Pascale

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It was so much fun at Ally Pally xxx And a card x

Me Georgina,Sydney, Barbara, Lols, Joey and Sue
(pic taken by passerby so sorry about quality x)

Hiya just back from Ally Pally had a great time meeting up with the girls!!!! Forgotten what real life shopping is like and how tiring it can be LOL x

As you will see in this picture I found it quite hard to keep my purse in my bag and treated myself to some goodies. OH said how much did you spend £100 I said more or less and he said he would not of expected less how lovely was that. He even suggested I save up for next one xxx Must know how happy crafting makes me x

Lols brought along some lovely gemstones from the lovely Simon Says Stamp store so thanks Heidi for thinking of us really touched and thanks Lols for delivering them xxx

I made a card for the Lili of the Valley challenge with some of my new goodies that I purchased. The theme is to use Silver and Blue in your project. I used one of the stamps that was currently available only from the show. So cute and springlike. I used some K&co papers from my stash. Some of my new ribbon and some of my candy gems from Craftwork cards. I also used my distress ink and stickles purchased at the show and my butterfly punch from the show.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Totally Papercraft challenge - Distressing

Well tomorrow I am off to Ally Pally my first ever Craft show. Excited hardly describes how I feel. I am meeting up with Joey , Sue and Lols and I hope to see loads more of you too. As the three lovely ladies that I will be hanging out with are all on the DT for this challenge I decided to join in at Totally Papercrafts.

The challenge this week is distressing. I have just invested in loads of my lovely Sweet Pea stamps so it was a case of which lovely do I choose xxx. I chose this lovely lady as I think the pirate theme suited distressing.She is from Sheet 10, Plate 36. The colours were a lot more vivid before I added my courdroy distress ink.

I used MME papers and promarkers, copics and prisma pencils to colour in my image. Yes I used my white pen too. I have a bit of a thing for that at the moment xxx

Don't forget all you Sweet Pea stampers we have a challenge open over at Sweet Pea stampers challenge blog until Sunday so be sure to join in the fun xxx

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge #2 - Different Fold

Hi there this is the second challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge .

The image I have chosen is the Iris Image you can purchase this at the Digi Doodle Shop. There are some lovely new cute stamps and some really gorgeous vintage stamps so go and have a look.

I decided to manipulate the image in my graphics program. Once I had resized the image.I used the contrast button to bring colour to the black and white image.

Then I used the hue and saturation to change the colour of the image to the one I wanted.

I copied and pasted the image three times.I continued to do this so all four images varied in colour.

I created a background using a shape on my graphics program. I then printed onto glossy paper and cut out leaving a white boarder.

I used a hero arts sentiment directly onto the image. I created a layout using my HOTP papers. I added some roses from my stash to co-ordinate.

This image is one I will use timelessly and in so many ways.

I hope you will be able to join us this week at Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge we would love to see your creations.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

An award!!!

My gorgeous crafting friend Lil Daffodil Fiona left me this award

The sentiment is This blog is enchanting. I am supposed to pass to 12 other bloggers but as I have a grumpy two year old sitting on top of me whilst I type I have decided to let anyone who has not received it all already to grab it.

Thanks again Fiona xx

I have had a real tough day as my seven year old has been poorly and I have been washing endlessly xxx

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Tuesday Taggers

Hi there I am a little bit fustrated today with things not going my way.
The Housing association are refusing to give us compensation for the two bikes we have had stolen from the communnal bike shed that was broken into and never repaired correctly.

They are saying that as it was criminal damage we are unable to claim.

I took my fustration out on this tag by having a colour and a play. It is for Tuesday taggers who this week just want us to make a tag.

I used two digi images available at The digi doodle shop. I resized them and randomly placed them and then printed out onto bristol card. I then cut out a tag shape.
I then used distress ink over the whole tag. Just shabby green at this point. I then coloured in the flowers with prismacolour pencils. I then used my distress ink courdroy brown this time. I then stamped on my sentiments and added a ribbon.

I like the spring feel to this tag and with tulips one of my favourite flowers it is just making me happy looking at it. I hope it gives you that feeling too.

There is a fantastic prize from Georginaon offer so why don't you make a tag and join in.

You could also enter it into Tag you're It which has been relaunched this weekx
Thanks for stopping by hugs Pascale

Monday, April 05, 2010

It's a crafters Companion - An Easter Card

This is my first DT piece for the wonderful It's a crafters companion challenge .

This week the challenge is to make something for Easter. If you have already made and given your cards I am sure there is something that you can link in for the challenge. Hop over to see the DT creations they are fantastic.

I made this card using my new Flower Faires of the Garden CD rom. I used Candytuft invertage to make this card. Isn't she fantastic.

I used papers from the CD rom. I added some flowers, lace and a sentiment from my stash.

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations, Hugs Pascale

Sweet Pea Stampers - Fairies live at the bottom of the Garden

I have made an altered notebook for my DT piece over at Sweet Pea Stampers this week.

We have a super theme of "Fairies live at the bottom of the garden". A chance for you imagination to run wild with how you interpret this one.

I used an A5 piece of black card onto which I stamped my image and embossed it with distress embossing powder. I coloured with prismacolour pencils and then used a white pen to highlight around it. A technique I got from craft stamper last month.

I added some other stamps to compliment the theme by Shelia Douglas. I added a quote stamp from Crafters Companion. The ribbons and roses are from my stash and the flower stamps are MME.

Finally I used perfect pearls to create a midnight sky and I used distress crackle glaze to go over the top.

Congratulations to Nicola, Linda, Marcea and Teri and welcome to the team ladies. I have linked all these ladies in the sidebar so you can go and visit them from there.

This week we are again sponsored by:

The Crafty Purple Frog . The prize they are donating is 2 sheets of your choice from The Crafty Purple frog.

I hope you have some time to join in the fun and looking forward to seeing all your fairies x

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Tag You're it Challenge 1 - On a bough

Hi there, Happy Easter, have you scoffed all your chocolate eggs yet.

I will be helping the kids with theirs later on.

First of all I want to share with you some fantastic news.

A while ago my lovely friends Anne and Sam asked me if I wanted to join their DT on the fantastic challenge blog Tag You're it. This is a blog dedicated to those who love making tags.

I used to join in with the wonderful challenges just over a year ago.

The blog was dismantled for a while as other projects took over. It has undergone a Spring clean and we are relaunching with some AMAZING challenges lined up.

The lovelyLinda is also joining us on the DT.

This week the challenge is On a bough. For me, this immediately led me to think of birds and trees.

I used my new Elaine cox image from Sweet Pea stamps. I love this plate of stamps. I firstly cut out a tag. I used distress inks to create a background onto which I stamped my image.

I then coloured on top of the distress ink with my prismacolour pencils. I added some punched leaves also coloured with prismacolour pencils. I then added some glossy accents to the eyes of the owls.

I added a sentiment from the same plate of stamps. I then added some pearls and a ribbon and used a white gel pen to add some faux paperpiercing to the edge of the tag.

I layered the tag onto some pale green card to which daubed some acrylic paint onto the edges.

We would love you to join in with our challenge. xx

Friday, April 02, 2010

Simon Says Stamp meets Totally Papercrafts

Hello I have had a fun hour or so creating I managed to make this card for two challenges which are Simon Says Stamp and Totally Papercrafts challenges . I chose to use one on the many vintage stamps available at The Digi Doodle shop (for which I am a Design Team Member). If you haven't been over there already go and take a look.

Simon Says stamp challenge is to use distressing in your project and Totally Papercrafts wants us to use a digital.

I used promarkers to colour in the image and I used distress ink over the top. I added some MME Bella Bella papers and some lace, ribbon and flowers from the stash.
I added some stickles on too.

I will be back bright and early on Sunday with a DT piece for a new challenge blog.

Crafts and Me challenge - Fairies or Wings

Hi there I hope you are all enjoying Good Friday.I have had a major clean up xxx I don't know why as the kids are on holidays for over two weeks xxx

My gorgeous baby Boy Max has conjunctivitus and it is quite severe so is not himself at all. I am administering the drops but singlehandley as Jimmy is at work so it is all fun LOL xxx.

I am on my third load of washing and it is only half eleven.

Well I made this last night so I thought I better post it for the Crafts and me challenge . Some amazing prizes on offer so go and check it out HERE.

I have used a Sweet Pea image by the very talented artist Elaine Cox. I have used a fairy and wings because of the owls in the image.I am totally in love with this plate of stamps.

I used prismacolour pencils to colour in the image and just blended the colours. The skin is coloured with copics. I added some glossy accents. I used K&co papers and Coredination card. The sentiment is from the plate of stamps and the flowers and drops from my stash.

Don't forget we have a challenge blog dedicated to Sweet Pea stamps and fantasy art by Ching chou kuik so hop over Here to take a look x

Thursday, April 01, 2010

DIgi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge!!!!

It is so exciting as today is the Grand Opening of the Digi Doodle Shop and the first challenge over at Digi Doodle Shops Best challenge blog
If you have not seen Judy's wonderful images hop over to the store they are gorgeous. You can even buy custom made images. Check these out in the inspiration gallery they are superb.

The first challenge has a theme of Easter and Spring this will be our theme for the month of April.

I used this gorgeous image available from The Digi Doodle Shop isn't she just adorable.
. She is called Bunny Girl
I used a new technique for me digital paperpiecing. I printed the bunny onto paper so I could see where the image would lie on the page.
I then added the MME papers to the part of the bunny where I wanted to paperpiece.
I used a temporary adhesive to keep the paper in place then reprinted the bunny image again.
I cut out the pieces and added them to the plain image.
I coloured the rest of the image with promarkers.
I made my layout and added the image which I decoupaged and I added some distress ink to make it look aged.
I added my flowers distressed with distress stickles and a sentiment.

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have made:
Harriet - Design Team Coordinator
Kym - Design Team Coordinator
Karen L
Karen H

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