Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Papertake Weekly - To Have and to Hold

Afternoon crafters.
I am back again and this time it's for our sketch challenge over at Papertake Weekly kindly sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

I've used the sketch to make a wedding card but I'm not sure I like it very much. I think I should have used different papers but never mind you live and learn.

The image is a peel off from Little Claire Designs which I've coloured with Copics.
The papers are a mixture of Basic Grey, GCD Ella Blue and JilliBean Soup.
Embellishments - Tulle, lace paper roses, ribbon, metal heart and a sentiment from Little Claire Designs

That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by.

EAC - Wedding Wishes

Happy Tuesday Crafters.
Today I would like to share a wedding card I have made for this weeks challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge.

The picture isn't great as I had to take it in the evening. The card definitely looks better in real life.
I decided to move away from my comfort zone of colouring an image to try a clean and simple card. I don't think I managed it too well but it's not bad.

Materials Used:
Kraft Card 
Damask Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Paper Roses and Prima flowers
Heart - stamp from Magnolia
Sentiment - LOTV
Vintage Distress ink

That's about it for now. Be sure to check out my fellow Design Team mates.


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Papertake - Find Joy Everyday - Saturated Canary

I'm back again for my second DT card of the day, this time it's for Papertake Weekly.
This week we are very kindly sponsored by the Ribbon Girl and in order to be in with a chance of winning we would like to see stitching, real or faux on your projects.

Once again I have used the freebie digi from Saturated Canary called Boobie Love but this time I have coloured her with black skin. This was a first for me and was a nice change. I think I will try a few different skin colours over the coming weeks/months.
Here's my card and I've used a combination of a sewing machine stitch and faux stitching.

I've used Jillibean Soup Blossom pad, pink paper, cream and cranberry card.
As mentioned above, the image is from Saturated Canary and has been coloured with Copics.
Skin - E43,E53, E57, E59, lips R37,R22
Hair - BV29,C7,C5,C3, Prisma black pencil
Top - Pinks V000,V01,V12, w1,W3 
Trousers - B93,B45,B99
Embellishments - Tim Holtz metal leaves, pearl gems and tulle

I have also made my first paper rose with vellum. I seem to have a lot of vellum but it's something that I never use on a card. When I saw the technique shown on Create and Craft by a very talented lady who's name escapes me, I just had to try it. To make this I started with a circle of white vellum and to it I added a swirl of RV34 to give the flower a two tone effect, before cutting into a spiral shape.
It's nowhere near as good as the examples I see out in blogland so me thinks a lot more practise is needed, but this one has just passed my scrutinising to make it onto the card!

Be sure to check out my fellow DT buddies for lots more inspiration.


EAC - Yong Rebel - Yippie Yeah

Good morning crafters.
At the weekend I visited the Alexandra Palace craft show and boy did I spend a lot! If I hadn't run out of time I think I could have kept spending.
Obviously there were the estentials that always seem to run out at the same time so after purchasing that I then added to my bag with a few LOTV stamps, paper from Craftwork Cards, Nellie Snellen stamps, loads of sentiment stamps and other bits and bobs.
Oh well, it will get used at some point.
Two of the items on my DT card for
Everybody Art Challenge today are new.
The first being a cute image from Nellie Snellen and second, one of sentiments I purchased from Little Claire Designs.
Our challenge this week is to see your "Masculine" cards/projects and here's mine....

I think the Cowboy is such a cutie, I couldn't resist him.
The papers are from the Complete Boy stack from My Minds Eye and gave me the colours for the image. These have been mounted onto Kraft card.
I've used Copics and a few Prisma Pencils to add more definition/shading.
The colours used are:
Skin - E000,E00,E21,R11,R20
Hat - E50,E31,E71, Sepia Prisma, YR04 or 7
Dungarees - B95,B45,B12, Cool Grey Prisma
Top - E40, W2
Scarf and Shoes - YR04 or 7 and Y38 can't remember exactly
Green - YG11, YG23?
Sentiment - Part of  Little Claire Designs sentiment set
Final Touches - Distress ink around the edge of the paper and scissors to roughen and a very small amount of brown polka dot ribbon.

That's about it for now and hopefully you will get some time to join us over at Everybody Art Craft.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Papertake Weekly - Saturated Canary Rainy Days

Afternoon crafters.
Our challenge over at Papertake Weekly  is "April Showers" which is fitting for the weather the UK is now suffering with.
To encourage you to participate we are kindly sponsored by
Whiff Of Joy

I've used another Saturated Canary image, this one is called rainy days.

Now I've got to admit I did find this beautiful image difficult to colour, originally I started with a green dress but couldn't get the shading right so that one ended up in the bin. This is my second attempt and I'm pleased with it

The backing paper has umbrellas on it but its difficult to see them with all the other layers and to soften the edges I've embossed with white powder. The other paper used is from a Jillibean Soup pad.

Copics used - Dress - B000, B00,B02, B45, Apron & Umbrella - Y11, Y02, (I can't remember the darker colour), Wellies - Y11, Y03, G21, Skin - E000,E00, E21, E02, Hair - E53, E31 highlighted with Sepia Prisma Pencil.

Other embellishments - ribbon, flowers, Memory Box fence die, Martha Stewart punch.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Spring is in the air

Thanks for stopping by today.


EAC - Breast Cancer Awareness - Spring Card

Good morning crafters.
I hope you have had an enjoyable Easter break.
My weekend has been taken up with playing Mum to 5 baby Ducklings that hatched a week ago.
They are a little camera shy but I managed to get a couple of photos.

Unfortunately, they don't stay like this for long, in 6 weeks time they will be fully grown Khaki Campbells wreaking havoc in my garden.
OK so back to this week's challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge, today we would like to see your "Spring" projects.
My card uses Spring pastel colours but instead of using the usual Spring related images I have used a freebie digi called Boobie Love from Saturated Canary. This is in support of
Breast Cancer Awareness and as its Spring there are a number of up and coming events taking place around the country.
I've made this card for a family member that has managed to beat the illness, luckily.
Inspiration for the finished card came from the base card, it's ribbed texture is so tactile I wanted to show more than I usually do and it is about as clean and simple as I can do.
Materials used:
Paper and layering - pink Bazzill card, Basic Grey paper, stitched around the edge.
Image - Freebie from Saturated Canary (you need to become a follower).
Medium - Copics - V000,V01, V04, W1, W3, E50, E31, Skin E000,E00,E21,R11,R20, Hair E50, E31
Prisma Pencils for highlighting - Sepia on hair and 70% Cool Grey on clothing
Embellishments - Pink satin ribbon, pearl brad, Letraset words and Happy Birthday stamped image on Kraft card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Papertake Weekly - A Magical Birthday in Monochrome

Afternoon crafters, I'm back again with this weeks challenge from Papertake Weekly.
Our theme is "Anything Goes, with the option of monochromatic" and we are sponsored by Lili of the Valley.

Not too much to say about this one except it was quite quick to make and colour and although I've created a birthday card, I think the image would also work for an Anniversary or Christmas card.

Materials Used:
Base card - shaped white card, black bazzill. I've had the swirl paper for so long I can't remember where I got it from.

Image - Whiff of Joy, coloured with Copics C1,C2,C3,C5,C7, E000, E00,E02,E21

Sentiment - Lili of the Valley

Embellishments - Pearl gems, ribbon

Be sure to check out my fellow DT creations for lots more inspiration.

Wishing you all a happy Easter.

EAC - Easter Wishes

Good morning crafters.
It's our first craft challenge for April over at Everybody Art Challenge and what better way to celebrate the up and coming Easter weekend than with an Easter theme.

I associate April with new beginnings and lots of baby animals, hence the rabbit theme on my card.
Usually I stamp my images using black Memento ink but for a change I used rich coco and I really liked the effect as it muted the colours and gave a shabby chic feel.
Materials Used:
Base card - Off white linen card 300gsm
Paper - Pale blue taken from the Basic Grey Koshi pad and embossed with a daisy design by Crafts Too.
 Bunnies paper by Nancy Watt. I've had my paper for some time but you can still buy it from Making Cards Magazine April 2009.
Image - Magnolia stamps 2011 Spring set
Medium - Copics,Prisma pencils (to add more definition) and Distress Ink - worn lipstick and brown corduroy.
Embellishments - Lace, ribbon, paper flowers and others, metal button, LOTV sentiment.

I am entering the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - #140 Easter inspired
Paper Sundaes - Easter
Cupcake Inspirations - challenge 154 - bunnies

Thanks for stopping by.