Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My Exciting News

 Hi ... No card today, Just a very quick post to let you in on my exciting news..I am proud and delighted to share with you that I have been chosen by the lovely Francesca Lopez to be on her very first Design Team at Cute As A Button Challenge Blog which starts on the 1st September....

If you haven't discovered Francesca's shop of adorable images yet, why not take a look here.. We also have a face-book page, we'd love to see you....

Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave they really do make my day and as always for dropping by...

Monday, 18 August 2014

Crafty Sentiments TTPH DT

Hi I'm back with my second post today, this time from crafty sentiments, who are our second sponsors this week.

I used the Lilli Pond Frog image and using my Promarkers I dotted the image to aquire a little more texture to the image. I made an easel card and decided to keep the layout quite CAS (clean and simple). So I mounted my baking papers, the image and the sentiment onto Kaft card. I used my banner die also on Kraft card and mounted the sentiment on 3D strips to keep the easel card open and that was it... lol

Card Recipe

Frog - Pear Green, Olive, Leaf Green
Water - Pastel Blue, Powder Blue, Blue Pearl
Plants - Pear Green, Carmine Red, Red Sweater
Bee - Back, Gold, Buttercup, Warm Grey 5
Sentiment made on the Computer

I've been inspired to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Bugs or Insects

As always thanks for dropping by, hope to see you soon....

Nikki Burnette TTPH DT

Good Morning... Ohhh I'm a busy girl today as there's a new challenge today  at Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog  TTPH and I will have be posting two cards for you today.... The theme is Inspirational Photo and our sponsors are Crafty Sentiments and Nikki Burnette, who designs magical images, in every sense of the word.

So, for my first card today, I have used  "Stella" from Nikki Burnette ..... Please pop over and take a look at the other DT gorgeous creations and why not enter, we'd love it if you did...

I double matted my papers with pink and kraft card and distress inked the edges... I also used a distressing tool on the green paper....The image was coloured with a combination of Flex and Promarkers finished with distress ink...

Card Recipe
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- Bight Green, Lime Green, Lime Zest
Mandarin, Pumpkin, Honeycomb
Carmine, Mulberry, Sorbet
Frosted Jade,Oasis, Aquamarine

Papers Free for a Magazine
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink
Flowers and Pearls from Stash

I have been inspired to enter the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity _ Something Old
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Thanks as always for dropping by, ooooohhhh  and by the way I should have some exiting news to share soon....

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Snow Queen - TTPH DT

Hi... So glad you dropped by, as there is a new challenge over at TTPH today and due to a few girls being on holiday, I got the chance to do a card with the ladies on team A.... It also means I got the opportunity to work on the stunning Snow Queen by Rick St Dennis who is our sponsor this week...

I love to be challenged and try new ideas and this project certainly ticked all of these boxes... This was quite a different card for me as I used a lot of embellishment around the image...

I coloured her in Promarkes, and cut her out with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen and then nested her on Dark blue card which had been diecut with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight. I matted the paper onto the same blue card. Then I die cut a flowering Christmas Tree die by Memory Box and some snow flakes in thick white textured card. I cut the tree up to get flowery branches and using a glue pen dabbed randomly on the diecuts.I then used white glitter (my son George calls it "The Devils Dust") as when I've used it it seems to invade the house getting onto everything, randomly making an appearance for weeks after, even though I try to be so careful... I arranged the glittery embellishments around the image and finished off with some liquid peals and a double bow...

The Snow Queen

Card Recipe

Promarkers - Powder Blue, Frozen lake, Blue Pearl
Flowering Christmas Tree - Memory Box
Snowflake Die - All Occasion Dies
Papers - Forever Friends Kraft Notes
Liquid Pearls - White Opal
White Glitter and Ribbon from stash

I have been inspired to enter the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas - Snowflakes
The Crafter's Cafe - Lots of Layers
Milk Coffee - 2 Or More Diecuts
Suzy Bee's Bloomin'Blog - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Texture

Please pop over to TTPH and see what the other lovely DT members have made....Have a lovely day and do drop by again soon.....

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sweet Summer DT Card For TTPH

Ohhh what a day!!!!... For those who popped by Monday morning, yes there was a different DT card here, but due to an admin problem at HQ "Stella" (the name of the card) will return on another day....
So luckily I had the day off and was able to make replacement card... She is called Strawberry Shortcake and is from Sassy Studio Designs  who are our sponsors at TTPH this week....

As usual I coloured her with Promarkers, keeping the colour scheme to two colours.... I edged the the papers with a little distress ink but just a little and matted onto Kraft card. Both the papers and the sentiment were magazine freebies and the punch is from Martha Stewart...Please do pop over and see the other DT's makes and why not enter our competition, we'd love to see you...

Strawberry Shortcake

Card Recipe

Skin - Corral, Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink
Hair - Walnut, Chesnut, Cocoa, Tan
Reds - Red Sweater, Ruby, Red
Greens - Olive, Moss, Green Pear

Papers and Sentiment - Magazine Freebies
Nestabilities - Ovals Large, Scalloped Ovals
Martha Stewart Punch - Bubble Bath 
Gems and lace from my stash

I have entered this card in the following competitions:
 Inkspirational - Use pencils or markers
Tip Toe Tuesday - Something Sweet
My Time To Craft - Use Kraft

So sorry for any confusion, it really was beyond my control...Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, 2 August 2014

A Fairy For Polly

This is the second LOTV card make of mine this week and my first EVER fairy image, I know, I know, how did I manage that, honestly I have no idea!!! However to mark this occasion there is only one person I could possibly make this card for and that would be my good friend Paula affectionately known as Polly. Who bless her is one of my biggest card making fans and will hopefully love this as it was made totally with her in mind. Fairies, glitter and pastel colours all on one card, way out of my normal comfort zone... I am definitely my own worst critic but even I am pretty pleased with the finished card.... But most importantly, it will make the Fairy loving Polly smile...

So onto the card details....I coloured the Fairy's dress with just two colours Blubell and Orchid and blended them together. I did the same in the wings but replaced Orcid with Lilac, then added some stickles to the edge of the wings and her hem.  I matted and layered the papers onto pale blue card,using the same coloured card for throughout the layout. I decided to keep lay out clean with no major distressing ink, just a smidge around the tag sentiment....

Card Recipe

Fairy-Bluebell, Orchid lilac
Hair-Buttercup, Mustard, Raw Sienna 
Socks-Mint Green, Soft Green
Skin-Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink
Ground-Khaki, Firewood
Leaves-Mint Green, Soft Green, Pear Green

Nestabilities-Circles Large and Circle Teardrops
Swirl-Marianne Designs
Border-Memory Box  Pearl Lace Border
Ribbon, Gems and Flowers from Stash

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Ribbons
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Twist Friendship Day

As always thanks for dropping by, hopefully I'll see you Monday with my first DT post for TTHP..
Wishing you a fantastic weekend..