Sunday, 31 May 2009
You had to use R59 cardinal, YG63 Pea Green and C3 cool grey.
I only had the C3 so I used the closest colours I had which is R35 Coral and G99 Olive on this gorgeous Sugar Nellie Stamp.
The background is some dull silver card and olive green card that I had in my cupboard.
I used green ribbons from Donna and red paper clips to decorate keepint the colour theme going.
I havent decorated the inside of this one yet.
Hope you are all enjoying the same lovely weather we have in London at the moment, I'm off to start the BBQ now before the kids descend on me.
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
This weeks challenge on WOJ is Blue and Brown.
I used this gorgeous boy stamped for me by Donna of Bearly Mine Designs and coloured him with Copics I used papers from Hot Off The Press. I added peel offs as thought the papers looked a bit dull and it needed brightening.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
So to cheer myself up I thought I would make a card for the Cute Daisy May Challenge, hasn't really worked cos I don't like it now I have done it - think i'm gonna have to hit the chocolate instead.
Anyway I coloured this Cute Daisy May image with Tattered Rose Distress Inks and added some to the edges to take off the whiteness of the CS. I then decided that I didn't have any papers that matched and computer still playing up, so thought I would make my own. I used Terracotta and White Pearl Alcohol Inks on white shiny CS and acetate. I then embossed the acetate in my swirly cuttlebug folder.
Added flowers from Donna that I coloured with the Tattered Rose and added some pearls.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
The papers are from Designer Extreme Vol 2 and the flower is from Petaloo.
I chose an image from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with my new copics that my lovely hubby bought for me.
I had a lovely day today and feeling really lucky, the fabulous candy I won from Donna at Bearly Mine Designs to celebrate the launch of her new cd's arrived and was full of wonderful goodies including more of her beautiful cd's and then hubby suprised me with 36 new copic pens. How lucky am I?
I used one of the New Whiff of Joy images from the summer colection which I coloured with copics, cut out and fixed with foam pads to give shape.
Papers are from Bearly Mine Designs Designer Extreme Vol 2.
As these are such bright colours I couldn't think of a better image than Trump from Bearly Mine Designs.
- Papers are also from Bearly Mine and are from Designer Extreme Vol 2 (if you havent seen it yet you really need to check it out - its another fabulous disc, http://bmd-creations.blogspot.com/)
I added glssy accents to the balloons for a bit of a shine but hasnt worked to well on the copic paper and is beginning to crack.
I love the way the copics work on the copic paper but it is soo thin - has anyone got any suggestions as to better cs to use?
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
The Creative Inspirations chalenge this week is a really lovely sketch, that I enjoyed doing.
I have used a Sugar Nellie stamp that I have coloured with watercolour pencils. Papers are from Papermania and DCWV. Flowers are by Petaloo.
(I just thought I would let you know that it was only as I was typing Petaloo that I realised that the name is probably pronounced as 'petal oo' not 'pet a loo' as I was thinking, thought it was a bit of a strange name for a company making such lovely flowers. lol).
Anyways I digress, gems and butterfly are from stash.
Thanks for looking.
Monday, 18 May 2009
As the title says a New Challenge blog is born (see details below).
Are you up for some great blog/launch candy...??? Well click on the logo picture and go to the blog - register as a follower and leave a comment and a link to a message like this and you go into the chance of winning one of two wonderful prizes. You need to spread the word. So like me you have to put a post on your blog.
"The Next Level is the exciting new concept of Dawn (All Pink Girl) and Ann (Madgesty - Love to Create) probably better known as blog name Madge. Our aim in designing this new informative style of blog is not only to produce really creative Weekly Challenges that are not tied to any specific brand, but also to explore new avenues, ideas and techniques with a completely fresh approach.
The Next Level will not only be a fun and informative place to hang out for card crafters and scrapbookers of all levels, but it is hoped that it will also become a valuable source of information, hints and tips, tutorials, downloads and much more. We want to cover the craft of traditional card making but also add in a touch of digital, not too much to scare anyone away, but enough to explore the magical world out there at your fingertips for anyone wanting to venture."
But the good news was my Whiff of Joy Summer Stamp Kit arrived today. Only problem was deciding which one to ink up first. In the end I turned them over and shuffled them and picked this one out of the pile -now how sad is that!!!!!!!
I made this card following the sketch for the Sunday Sketch ans Stamp Challenge.
I used my Spellbinders nesties and doodle parts in my cuttlebug. Flowers are from the Range.
Sunday, 17 May 2009
THANK YOU DONNA!
I am so excited this morning I just had to share my news.
I WON Donna's Candy. How fabulous is that!!!
I got up this morning I must say in not the best of moods as had a migraine for past couple of days and it still hasn't completely gone, thought I would log onto my blog and have a quick catch up whilst having my coffee and saw the post - headache totally forgotton now. lol.
For those that haven't been to Donna's Blog she not only makes the most wonderful cards but also designs some fantastic CD's and the most adorable stamps. Pop over and have a look you can't fail to be impressed. http://bearlymine.blogspot.com/ In case you havent guessed I am a huge fan of Donna's.
Saturday, 16 May 2009
I have used another of the Sugar Nellie Stamps that arrived today, I'm not sure if these darling girls have names or not but this one is Country Garden.
The papers are Papermania Nostalgia Warm and Papermania glittered and embossed Vellum. I used a Sissix die cut for the edging.
Flowers are from Range and Gems and ribbon from stash.
So this is my first entry for the Sugar Bowl Challenge, which is a sketch by Marlene, with the added element of buttons.
The buttons were the hardest part for me as I dont actually have any, but what I do have is the Spellbinders Heritage die set which has button dies.
I coloured the Sweet and Sassy Image with Copic's. The papers are DCWV, Ribbon is Anita's with maroon velvet backing, which I have had for ever and totally forgot about. Flower was from Range and gem from stash.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
I used the Creat a Scene stamps by Creative Expressions and papers from Hot Off The Press Boys to Men.
I used Rangers Distress Inks Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap and added some fibres.
I have been a bit cheeky and added this card to the Rainbow Lady's challenge which is frames.