Sunday, 28 August 2011

Father Christmas

A couple of real quick christmas cards - Isnt this Santa gorgeous, I think he is deffo the best one I have seen. Cant remember the stamps company name, but I got it from the Craft Bard.

The ribbon on the second card has been coloured with Fired Brick and Shabby Shutters Distress Stains. The background was done in the same colours distress Inks I embossed a few swirls and added a bit of gold inka.

The first one I added a Spellbinders Die Cut for the sentiment.

Stampin for the WeekendHolidays

Tissue Box

These images are Digi downloads from Crafts and Me that I coloured ages ago and never got round to doing anything with.

 All the images have been coloured with copics - flowers are a mixture from Wild Orchid and Simon's. The Lace was cream so I stained it with Fired Brick Distress Stains.

Crafts and Me Lace
Shopping Our Stach Red or Ribbon or Roses

Wedding Belles

The fingers are starting to get better, but still a bit too sore to do any colouring so had a day playing without.
This is one of the wedding stamps from Crafts and Me. I stamped it with versamark and then used Old Paper and vintage Photo Distress Inks.

 Amazingly this is quite a good photo and does show the true colours!!!!!!! For this card I followed the sketch at Cute Card Thursday.

The flowers are all Wild Orchid.

The flourishes were cut with my bug I think they are creatables dies.

A quick peek at the inside.

Cute Card Thursday Sketch
Papertake Weekly Die Cuts

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Sunset and Clouds MIC DT

Hey the weekend is here and its a bank holiday yippee (it is of course raining though) still plenty of time for crafting so hope to see loads of entries into the new challenge at Make It Colourful.
This week we want you to have a try at skies, but hey this is make it colourful so it cant be just any old sky lol
 we want to see a


 This is my effort this week and for a change I decided to go for a bit of brayering (is that a word) well okay the truth is it wasnt completely by choice I was a bit Stooooooopid and heated up milk in a cup in the microwave and the handle got so hot I burnt my fingers pretty badily when I got it out - can you believe how much mess a cup of milk can make when it hits the floor! Anyways I have had a bit of a problem colouring this week as I have a couple of blisters now. So please dont look to carefully at the colouring of the balloons or the cutting out cause it really aint pretty lol.

Anyways I am really pleased with the effect I achieved

 Heres a bit of a closer view.

The ballons are of course by Make it crafty which you can get Here there is a great scene which goes perfectly with the balloons too, which I was gonna do till blisters burst, but you can see that HERE


Mountain Meadow Big and Juicy Pad.

I took most of the ink of on scrap paper then lightly brayered onto the glossy card. I then got a slighly wet paintbrush and removed the ink where I wanted my clouds and dried straight away with a piece of kitchen towel. I then brayered the same colours on again (still very lightly) which gave a lighter shade to the clouds. I then took some of the darker mauve ink from the pad on my paintbrush and highlighted the clouds ( I used quite a wet paintbrush) and the wiped majority of it off again with paper towel. When dry I gave it a bit of a polish with the towel. Hey presto done in under 5 mins and no sore fingers.

This week the challenge is sponsored by Tiddly Inks check out there cute images and papers.

Cards for Men Anything goes

Saturday, 13 August 2011

MIC DT = Make something wet.

Followers of Make It Colourful may remember our fearless leader Zoe and uber talented Barbara had a little challenge just between themselves, which was to colour raindrops with just Copic Markers no white pens or gel allowed, And what an awesome job they acheived.

Being the truly amazing people they are they shared with us lesser mortals some tips on how to achive this. So when the challenge COLOUR SOMETHING TO LOOK WET arrived I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and have a go at the raindrops.

For my picture I combined MIC Whimsical Mushroom with

 Whimsy's Lilly Filly by Chrissy Armstrong

Heres a closer view of the raindrops I am going to admit this was definetely not my first try more like my 10th I found getting the directions of the raindrops quite hard and I liked some drops and thought yep I've cracked it then others went wrong. lol so frustrating.

Course by the time I got to this one I was hooked and had to have a try with the Derwent and Prisma Pencils

I took the same principles for these raindrops which being in pencil are a lot more subtle and I am thinking are a bit more realistic. would be interested to know what you think.

Anyway I really hope you join us on this challenge, you dont have to do raindrops just make something look wet and yes you can use white pens if you want.

For this last card I also added some of the lovely MIC laser cut chipboard flourishes Flower Leaf Swirls

Ooops I forgot to say we are sponsored this week by the fab Mo Manning who has some gorgeous images at Mos digital Pencil

and she is gonna let the winner choose two.
Shopping Our Stash Digi images
Stampin for the Weekend Spots and dots

Thursday, 11 August 2011

All Wrapped Up

This little girl is All Wrapped Up from Lily of Valley coloured with copics and glitter and snow added.

Mojo Monday sketch
Cute Card thursady Clean and simple
Fab n Funky christmas
Truly Scrumptious Lace it up
Simon Says Stamp All White

Caterpillar Fun - Nana Vic DT

Had a bit more time to play today and coloured up this real cute little caterpillar by Nana Vic. He is soo much sweeter that the ones that have been chomping on my Hosta's lol.

He's been coloured with Copics. Papers are from Forever Friends The Good Life. Sissix Die to make the rosette. Sentiments from Lily of the Valley.

Oh by the way top piccie shows a little bit of the wooden drawers that I have altered for storing all my cuttlebug bits. I have been spending a lot of time trying to organise my craft area, working in the front room does mean that I need to kinda keep it neat, but I was soo running out of space.
So have organised all my stamps by stamping them on to A4 sheets and laminating them to stick the stamps on _ I numbered the sheets and then took photos of them and and made a catalogue in Excel to show the sheet and what drawer of the filing cabinet they are in. Wow what an achievement that was. The system even works lol.

Anyway back to my piccie here is a bit of clearer one. I dont think this one is available yet at Nana Vic's but should be soon, its well worth popping over though cause Vickie has got some great images that are worth checking out.

Moving along with the times Fantasy
Cards For MenClean and Simple
There's Magic in the AirLets Get Wild
Hugs Beccy

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Just a quickie, wanted to share this great image 'Shopaholics' which is by the talented Vickie of Nana Vic's.

I just love these 'ladies'. The sentiment is very dear to my heart and yep I know all the very best craft shops lol. the sentiment is from the docrafts Born to Shop range as are the papers.

Real simple card to show off the image and also cos mojo has wandered off somewhere, gonna have to see if I can find him soon.

For all those out there in the inner cities in the UK that like me are suffering from the mindless looters please try and stay safe.

Papertake Weekly grow your own

Big Hugs Beccy x

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Crafts and Me Holly Hock Princess

This stamp arrived from Crafts and Me in the week isn't she gorgeous. This is the Holly Hock Princess by Sara Burrier. I realllllly loved colouring her. Have kept the layout real simple with some corner sissix dies.

Cute Card ThursdayNo designer paper
Crafts and Me Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp challenge Christmas in August

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Seeing Pink at MIC

Oh wow it seems like it has been forever since I was able to do a bit of crafting, luckily I managed to get some colouring done before the shakes started!

And what better way to get back in to the swing of things than with a new challenge at Make It ColourfuL
This week we want to see you use PINK as your main colour. Dont forget this is a colouring challenge so we need to see your image coloured mainly with Pink not your papers! Oh yeah you can use other colours too just mainly Pink.

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And if you need more inspiration to join in with the challenge then how about the lovely Nikkie is sponsoring us this week and she has £10 up for grabs to spend in her store BunnyZoes Crafts

OOps almost forgot to show you what I made lol
This gorgeous girl is one of the new releases  Julliette from Make It Crafty. Aint that dress to die for! She is absolutely perfect for the Victorian Chaise me thinks that may have been the plan. Sneaky huh!

These are the Pink Copics that I used on the dress if you like this combo RV00 RV34 RV32 R85

Heres a bit of a close up of the dress.

The flowers I have had for ever I think they are prima. The leaves are laser cuts from MIC which you can get Here

The corners were cut using a Mariannes Die from Cuddly Buddly.

Dont forget to check out the stunning creations from the rest of my teamies, they are totally awesome.

Cute Card Thursday No Pattern Paper

Hugs Beccy x