Monday, 30 May 2011

cupcake anyone

 Another little LOTV stamp from the Masterclass weekend, coloured with Copics. Flowers are from Wild Orchid, they were all cream and white and I have coloured them with copics to match my image. Those gorgeous leaf flourishes are laser diecuts from Make It Crafty, which I coloured with copics and then added diamond stickles, which werent really dry when I took the photo, hence they look a bit blobby at the moment. The hat pin is from the Ribbon Girl. I used a spellbinders embossing folder that I have had for ever and a spellbinders die, for the image and border.

Challenges
Sketch and Stash Sketch
Wild Orchid Embossed Layers

Dad

 This is one of the way too many stamps that I got from the LOTV Masterclass day, but who can resist those oh soo cute stanps of theirs lol.


Challenges
Sketch Saturday Sketch
Stampin for the Weekend,/a> button, blue and bling (Hoping glossy accents on the letters count as bling lol).
Craft your Days away dad
Totally gorjussStrings the thing

Saturday, 28 May 2011

I believe in faries



This little cutie is called Dandelion Clock from Lily of the Valley, aint she cute. I coloured her with copics and prismapencils and added lots of diamond stickles. Papers  are Cottontail from Craftwork Cards. Lace is from the Ribbon Girl and flowers are Wild Orchid.


Challenges

Lily of the Valley I believe in Fairies
Papertake Weekly Pretty Pastels
Totally Papercrafts Cute and Girlie
A spoonful of Sugar things with Wings

Well that all Im gonna have time for today this little monster has arrived for the weekend!


Treasure Where? Purple and Yellow

Yoohoo its the weekend and we got a bank holiday happy days. Hopefully I will be able to catch up with things and get a bit of quality craft time!

Of course being Saturday it means that we have a new challenge for you at Make It Colourful and this week we want to see the colours Purple and Yellow dont forget this is a colouring challenge so you must use those colours in your colouring NOT the papers.

 I had a problem with my printer this week, it decided not to print :-( after I had already coloured Alvida the pirate for my card I had nothing printed to go with her so decided to abandon her and go with another image that I had printed out on cheapo paper to check out the size, all things considered it didnt turn out too badly but found that the darker colours tended to sit on the paper to long. Had to keep the papers simple as have very few to go with the colour scheme so hopefully made up with it by the abundance of flowers and flourishes.


 For this card I have used
Miss Charlotte
and I have placed her on
Lonely Island
I also used some of my precious new flourishes
Fine Swirls
which I coloured with Purple Stickles with flowers from Wild Orchid, the little white roses I was lucky enough to win in a blog candy from
Deb's.

Copics
I used BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV0000 for her top I used Y08, Y06, Y02, and for the sand I used
Y17, Y35, YR23, YR21

Hubby did manage to sort of get my printer working yesterday when I got home from work and so managed to print out some bits to finish my card with Alvida, who I think is the cutest little pirate ever.

Of course Alvida can be got from Make it Crafty in digital or rubber format, but for those in the UK you can now get the Make It Crafty rubber stamp range from Quixotic Paperie




 Pictures im afraid are not too good whether was really dark by the time I managed to get photos of these, but here is a close up Of Alvida in all her glory (hmmm that sounds like she should be nude lol) it doesnt show well but I have shaped her a little bit and mounted her on foam pads so she is dimensional I also raised the treasure chest so she could really stand on it.

 I tried a few different effects with the Map I started of using a tea Bag and dying it to get a real old effect, it looked great except the print ran and didnt leave her too many clues as to where to start digging lol. Oh for a laser printer! I next tried burning the edges which was okay till I went a bit far and almost set light to myself lol. So settled instead with good old Tea dye distress inks.
The sentiment got the same treatment.
Supplies used
Pirate Talk
Alvida

Treasure Map

I used the same copic colours as above.

Well if your still with me the best news about the challenge this week is our fabulous sponsor
Magnolia-LiciousSo to be in with a chance to get a great prize from Magnolia-Licious you need to get those colours out!

Challenges
Copic Creations Yellow
Truly Scrumptious Anything goes
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes
ABC Violet
Creatalicious Challenges Flourishes

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Colour a Water Scene - Make It Colourful DT

hi everyone, sorry havent been around much lately, work has been hectic and by the time im getting home all I really want to do is sit with my feet up, but I did get chance to play with some of the great new images at Make It Crafty, which tie in soo well with this weeks challenge at Make It Colourful Colour a Water Scene I got to play with Siren Lorelei isn't that hair just gorgeous! you can get her Here and I placed her on Lonely Island, You so need to go and check out some of the other digis in the new collection there is a little bit of something for everyone incuding pirate ships and hula girls.

And for those that love their rubber, Zoe has them too, but for those of you in the UK you can now get Zoe's fab rubber from Quixotic Paperie who is also our sponsor this week.


I kinda kept the card simple and just added some of Zoe's gorgeous laser cut swirls which I coloured with Shimmerz, with a few flowers from Wild Orchid.

Oh well better get off my butt and get some cleaning done cos I am off tomorrow to meet up with Jackie and Bev of Lili of the Valley fame for a fun day of colouring.

Challenges

Copic Creations Yellow
Totally Gorjuss Water Water

Monday, 2 May 2011

Twilight


Hi all hope those in the UK are having a fab May day Bank Holiday, seems such a shame that we have to go back to work tomorrow:-(

I couldnt resist this gorgeous digi Twilight from Crafts and Me, she is perfect to practice colouring folds in clothes. I am quite pleased with the result I achieved, fraid I couldnt get a good picture though the wind is blowing so much I took this in between gusts lol. I will try to get a better one later.

The vellum is from Papermania and the DP is Hot off the Press, flowers are from Wild Orchid, flat pearls I found in the bottom of my cupboard but very likely came from Wild Orchid Crafts too. The sentiment is from Kanban on a spellbinders die. And of course the gorgeous swirl is a lasercut from Make It Crafty you can find this and some other fabulous laser cuts Here
the circles are spellbinders dies and I glittered the middle one and the sentiment I also added a bit to the swirl.
I'm gonna enter this into the following challenges
Sunday Sketch and Stamp Sketch
Totally papercrafts Glitter
Wild Orchidwhite +2 and a rose

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Sunshine and Smiles

 I just love this cute little Lily of the Valley girl, I reckon she really wanted a pony and nothing else is good enough LOL.

I coloured her with Copics to match the DP the orange papers are floral dreams by Foundations the green is card I have had in my stash for ever I think from the paperbox.
The swirls are Marianne designs die cuts and the Border is a Spellbinders Die.
I had already laid out my card when I found the perfect sentiment as I didnt have room for it on the outside I put on the inside and carried the theme through.
 Here's a close up of the sentiment LOL. I would have liked a Dont worry be happy but thought this was quite tongue in cheek.
The tag is spellbinders too and the sentiment is LOTV.

Challenges
Cute Card Thursday Sketch an old one or someone elses I used Papertake Weekly
Papertake weekly Sketch
ABC T is for Trouble