Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Whoopsi Daisy DT Hot Colours

Looks like Summer may have finally arrived, it has been a scorching week here in London and promises to remain the same until the weekend.

So what better way to celebrate than with our new challenge for July at Whoopsi Daisy where we want to see some HOT COLOURS on your projects.

For my card I have used two of the cute images from sheet 55 which can be found at the Whoopsi Daisy Designs Shop papers are from the Fancy Pants Sweet Spring Set. flowers are punched from the paper with some roses from stash added and coloured with stickles. I coloured Gaisy with the Derwent pencils and Copics for her skin. Butterflies were punched with my MS punch and stamp.

I carried the papers through to the inside and added the second Daisy this one I coloured with Copics for a brighter finish.

Creative Cottage Challenges Summer Surprise
Digital Tuesday Summertime
Oh La La Creations Simply Summer
Pear Tree Designs Summer Loving
Rosie Dee Summer Birthdays
Delightful Sketches Itss all about summer

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Daisy Pixie

I made this card for the Dotties World Challenge No Designer Papers, but being a bit of a dimlow I just found out that was last weeks challenge and this week its paper piecing!!!!!!!!!!!

I was inspired to use the Daisy Pixie after seeing the turorial on Dotties World Tutorials.

These pixies are soo adorable and I really dont use them enough.

I decoupaged the pixie and flower pot so she really stands out not sure if that really shows on the photo though, never thought to take a side view duh!

Anyway hope you like.

Beccy x

Inspiration Challenge 5

We have a lovely quilt to challenge you this week at CowGirl Up Sunday Stampin Challenge and would like to see what you create using this as your inspiration.

I have used more papers from Donna at Bearly Mine Designs to make my quilt pattern inside an aperture card.
I have used Tricia which can be purchased from Cowgirl Up Stampen Ranch. As digi images are so versatile I resized Tricia and flipped her for the Tricia in the background.

Hope to see you at the challenge


Saturday, 26 June 2010

Cowgirl Up Blog Hop

It's Fathers Day weekend here in the UK and USA, so the Posse decided to sneak in a barrel of fun at the CowGirl Up Sundays Stampen Challenge Ranch

Howz about a HOP!

So Here's what's cook'n!

The challenge theme for the blog hop is ...................................


We mean anything! The Posse has created some fabulous project's for your inspiration! If you have a Cow Girl Up Image we would love to see you create a fabulous project with it. However if you do not have a Cow Girl Up Image than an image of your choice will do. Or you could hop on over to COWGIRL UP DIGITAL STAMPEN RANCH

and pick yourself up an image or two!
There is a SALE right now at 45% OFF of your order good through Wednesday June 23rd.

Guess who our wonderful sponsor is!?!?!?!?!

Yep with those gorgeous blossoms it just has to be Wild Orchid Crafts

To win the fabulous prize from "Wild Orchid" and "1" image of winners choice from CJ and her Cowgirl Up Image's you must enter in the challenge.
You must also hop along the Design Team's Blog's and leave some love on each DT member's blog site's.
We would love for you to become a follower, but that is not required to win.

But wait thats not all CJ is also giving away some Yummy Candy!

The candy is full of FAB DP and lovely ribbon's a punch and some other fun stuff!
To win the candy you must make sure that you leave some love on each and every DT's blog.
Then make sure that you hop back here at the end and leave a final comment.
Make sure your comment is full of love to win! We will be checking the time that your last comment was made so make sure that it is after you have hopped along.

Now hopefully you will have arrived here from ANG'S BLOG ANGELS CRAFTING JOURNEY if so you are on the right track if not then you need to go to the start of the hop at the CowGirl Up Sundays Stampen Challenge Ranch

Today I want to share with you a card I made using the Check Fairy.

I just love this little cutie she is so versatile and easy to colour LOL. Today she is living in Fantasy Land and I do hope the weather is better there (It's another miserable Summers day here in London, no sun in sight!).
These gorgeous papers are from Raspberry Road Designs. I printed the papers onto glossy paper to give them their best effect and coloured Check Fairy with Copics and Shimmerz for her wings I then covered all of her in Glossy Accents. This made the Shimmerz crack on the wings but I have left it cos its made a great effect.

I just couldnt resist using more of these lovely papers so made this an Easel card. I punched Check Fairy and made a stop with her for the easel.

Quick look at the bottom papers in full, arent they just fabby, so am going to have to make some more fairy cards to use the rest of these papers!

Anyhoo I think I have probably held you up for long enough now so you need to be on your way to Claire of Claire's Crafty Creations Next. Don't forget to leave some love in order to win the prizes!

Spoonful of Sugar Sunshine Related the sun is oh so shining in Fantasy Land

Hugs Beccy xx

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Claudia's Sketch

Just one more Kenny K coloured with the Derwent pencils.
Papers are from Bearly Mine Designs.
Cute Card Thursday Sketch

Yellow N Blue

I am still practising with the Derwent Pencils, this time I went a lot lighter with the colouring I quite like the effect but possibly not right for this card!
This is another of the Kenny K images. Papers are from Funky Fairies.

Stampin For The Weekend Sketch and colour combo

Kenny K Digi and Derwent Pencils

Kenny K has some fab new digi images and is looking for a new design team to try your luck pop over to Donna's Blog and get all the info.

Had to go to Moorfields the eye hospital yesterday for more tests on my eyes - they say they are getting better Yippee, so to celebrate I went to the art shop where Hubby picks up my Copics for me, havent been there before and wow what an Aladdin's cave. Well ages ago my DH brought me some Derwent Coloursoft pencils from there and I have tried to use them but never been very happy with the result so they have been kinda gathering dust.
Anyhoo I am always seeing cards that have been coloured with Prismacolours and Gamsol and they always look so great I thought I would see if they had them, apparently here in the UK we are not worthy of them and the closest is what I have got, Lady in shop wasnt sure if Gamsol would work for blending with them though, so got a bottle to try and here is the result, What Ya all think???????

This is a new digi from Kenny K, isn't she fabulous. Coloured her with the Coloursoft and blended with Gamsol. Papers are from Donna at Bearly Mine Designs from her Digi Sets Spots, Ginghams and Plaids. Another Flower using the Tim Holtz die which I added some beads to.
Totally Papercrafts Sketch

Sunday, 20 June 2010

When Life Was Simple

Just wanted to show you the card I made for my boy's birthday.

The papers are Sweetpring from Fancy Pants Designs.

I cut flower using the Tim Holtz Alterations Distressed Flowers Die Cut in my Bug. I distressed the petals with Fired Brick Distress Inks. and added a brad to hold thm together after a bit of shaping. The edge of the card was also done using a Tim Holtz Die Cut.

The Sentiment is from Nana Vic's shop from her Toilet Training Set.

Now bless his heart he said on opening the card and looking at the front that it was really nice, then he opened it up and had a good laugh.

Just so you know he is now 28. LOL.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Having A Blast

This is another of the great images and texts by Nana Vic. I stuck with the cowboy papers from Raspberry Road Designs which suit this digi so well.

Delightful Sketches Sketch

Beccy x

Monday, 14 June 2010

Just a Whimsy

Just thought I would show you the last card for this week as I am off tio Edinburgh tomorrow for a Trading Standards Conference, which is normally hard work but great fun.

This is one of the fairys from Whimsy Stamps which I have watercoloured I kept the card base dead plain as its quite a big image, but I quite like that at times.

See you all when I get back.

Beccy xx

Challenge 1

This is my card for the new crafters Companion Monthly Challenge which is a sketch.
I used the one of the new Popcorn The Bear Kids set stamps.

Kept the inside real plain but think now I need to add one of the complimentary images from the set as its Needs' something.

Beccy x

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Andrea's Sketch

We have our first sketch challenge for you today at Cowgirls Sunday Stamp Challenge designed by my talented team mate Andrea.

Here is what I made of it!

The image is called 'Cow Buddies' and can be purchased from Cowgirl Up Digital Stampen Ranch
The papers are from Rasberry Road Designs, Buttons, brads and boot were from my stash.

Hope you manage to join us for this challenge cos it is my turn to choose the winner and top three.

Corrosive Challenge Die Cuts
TownScrapper Fathers Day

Hugs Beccy.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Spring Clean and Freebie

Two more cards using Nana Vics Digis the first one is Spring Cleaning, which I should have done ages ago but couldnt quite muster up the energy! LoL.

This one is a combination of two freebies the owl and the man which I cut and pasted together. You can grab these by joining Nana Vic's group on the Crafters Digital Art Forum.

Tellen's Place Fathers Day
Charisma Cardz Spots and stripes

Any ways gotta pay more attention to telly and the football match!
Hugs Beccy x


This is another of the great digis from Nana Vic's. I have used more of the papers from Raspberry Road Designs Cowboy set.

Beccy x

Tadpole Hunting

Just had to share this card with you today the image is from Nana Vic's who has although only has a few images up for sale at the moment they are soo good.
This first one is called Tapole Hunting and is just the sort of thing I will be doing with my grandson as soon as he is old enough.

Coloured with Copic and a bit of glossy accents for water. Papers are from K & Co Hopscotch pad.

Papertake Weekly Sketch
Charisma Cardz Spots and Stripes

Friday, 11 June 2010

Donna's new release

Donna has a new set of digi papers being released tomorrow for your chance to win a set visit Bearly Mine Designs, if you havent tried her papers before I think I must have every paper she has designed and I just love them all, the new ones look to be as good and i know you wont be disappointed.

Hugs Beccy x


I made this card for no other reason than I loved this image from Cowgirl Up Digital Stampen Ranch. I coloured her in Copics and used papers from Raspberry Road Designs.
The colours for Play Date Cafe are

Hope you like.

Beccy x

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

lilac and lemon

This rather elegant lady reminds me of me NOT I dont think I couuld be further away from her if I tried, elegant and ladylike I am soo not.
This is one of the images from the Art Deco Set by Lilac Lemon Designs. Papers are digi downloads from Funky Fairies. Flowers I have had for ages and came from the Range. Swirls are from filekutz.

Papertake Weekly Lilac and Lemon
Simon Says Recipe 1 image, 2 dp's 3 types embellishment

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Last Minute

This is my last minute entry into this weeks Whiff of Joy Challenge which is a sketch. Ive used some more of the lovely 1001 Nights stamps. Coloured with Copics. I layered the flowers again after shaping and spraying with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Cupcake Craft Dazzle Us

Whiff of Joy Sketch
A Spoonful of Sugar Floral Delights
Your Next Stamp Border Punches
ai Factory Anything goes with a Punch
Thanks for looking
Beccy x

Monday, 7 June 2010

Signing the Fession

I'm signing the fession, it is now official I am that stoopid.
When I made the Check Fairy card I had it in my head that one of the challenges I could use the image in, called for Green. Hence one green check fairy, but being a bit dim, when I went to find the challenge it was Dottie's World that wanted green.

Now I just love the cute images from Charmed Cards and I dont use them enough so I just had to make another green card.
I chose this sweet little girl from the Sugar n Spice collection for this card coloured with Copics.

Papers are Earthtones from Hot off the Press. Flowers I sprayed with green glimmer mist
Dotties World Go Green

Typical English Gardening

For this card I used the freebie from CJ which can be got if you become a member of the Crafters Delight Digital Forum along with a load of other real cute images.

Coloured with Copics and Glossy Accents for the brollies. Papers I have had for ages and not really known what to so with them as I dont honestly know if I like them, they are from the DCWV Adhesive Papers Stack.


Sunday, 6 June 2010

Check Fairy

This little cutie is called Check Fairy and is from Cowgirl Up Stampen Ranch
Back into my comfort zone and coloured with copics - I added Sakura clear glitter pen to the wings which I have layered.
Papers are from K & Co. Roam. Flowers are Wild Orchid which I have sprayed with green Glimmer Mist.
Truly Scrumptious Sketch

Beccy x

Peach, Dark Peach and Lemon

Well this card has definetely been a challenge for me and not least the taking of the photos. I started this card yesterday morning and have only just finished it.

The original inspiration came from the Jorunn at the WOJ Inspirtation Blog and I suggest if you want to see it done well you should hop on over there!

This card was a whole host of 1st's for me (and probably lasts lol.
The gorgeous images are all from Whiff of Joy 1001 Nights and this was the first time I had inked them.

Now as you may know yesterday the sun was shining and it was a too good a day to spend it indoors, so I decided to craft outside in my bikin (Good job I have very high fences lol) but there I hit my first problems it was too hot to use my copics they bled like mad - and my watercolours were drying too quick to do any sort of shading so I tried to do some colouring with Derwent pencils and blender pencil - looks like I need loads of practise. (although they look a bit beter IRL probably cos its no so close up and enlarged).

I then thought I would be well clever and use a sewing machine on the papers Umm not too clever obviously - that was soo hard to keep the papers straight in the machine they kept sliding off in every direction hence lines that are just sooooo not straight and these ones are about the 10th try! Something else to practice?
The flowers are also part of the set from WOJ which I stamped and coloured loads of times sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist and then shaped and layered them. Have to say I was pleased how they turned out.

These gorgeous swirls I cut on my CraftRobo and were a freebie from Lisa Jane at Filekutz and the papers are a mixture from Raspberry Road and Donna at Bearly Mine Designs

Play Date Cafe Peach DK Peach and Lemon
Totally Papercrafts More than one Fold
Charismacardz Flowers

Thanks for looking

Beccy x