Monday, 19 September 2016

seasons greetings
This delightful digi from My Besties was coloured with watercolour pencils and pens
1. after colouring the image I stencilled the card with makeup. this was later embellished with clear kindy glitz and 3D kindy glitz The edges were also trimmed with a pinking blade and inked in red
2. the card with the image was adhered to a patterned paper that continued the christmas theme and the colour scheme. The card was adhered on an angle to add interest.
3. both card and paper were adhered to red cardstock giving a very narrow mat
4 the sentiment was stamped onto white card then trimmed with same pinking blade and embellished with red glitter gel pen and chalked with red glitter chalk before mounting with foam squares to add interest
I then adhered everything to a white card blank.
I hope you like her I do

challenges she is entered in

coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot   september challenge #9

Thursday, 21 July 2016

kookaburra is looking at me

book::where the wildflowers grow by Adrianna Picker kookaburra was coloured with Jasart and Derwent artist pencils
2.The leaves were done with Polychromos and Albrecht Durer  pencils from Faber Castell
3. sky was done with astel block and blended with cotton wool
He will be used for Christmas cards and a scrapbook page after scanning and printing in appropriate sizes
Im quite proud of how he turned out

challenges entered:

creativecraftcottage.blogspot   Challenge #68 Anything Goes

Sunday, 10 July 2016

birthday boy

My little fisherboy from My Besties was coloured with spectrum noir pens
1. image was coloured on quill card 200gsm oval cutting plate was used to trim card and image
2.background was coloured with watercolour pencils and outlined with blue ink cardstock was embossed sanded and chalked before adhering to blue cardstock and card blank
4. sentiment was stamped with blue ink and chalked before trimming and mounted on foam squares
5.stars were punched from two different sized punches and added for interest
6.I like to keep my male cards quite simple
hope you like him

challenges I have entered in:

Monday, 4 July 2016

Christmas in July

1.This little beauty was coloured with spectrum noir pens.  
2. Glitter gel pens were used for edging 
3. once coloured the white card was trimmed to size and corners rounded with puch
4.The purple cardstock was cut to size using my 12' trimmer with a scallop blade
5. once adhered to the urple cardstock the background was chalked
6. lilac card was trimmed to size and adhered to silver card and then the card blank
7. card was finished with foil stickers to edge and sentiment
8. Kindy glitz and liquid earls were used to bling it up. hope you like her

challenges she is entered in: 

mybestiesaussiechallenge.blogspot Christmas in July Challenge # 7

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Courage and patience

Im Top Pick
this picture is from a colouring book I recently purchased for all the affirmations.
It was coloured with polychromos pencils and the background was coloured with pastels and pastel pencils
I found it a soothing page to colour and I believe that affirmations like this allow individuals to empathise with others as required it will probably end up on a card.

challenges entered:

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

fairy mermaid

1. This gorgeous little fairy-mermaid from Faery Ink (I was coloured with spectrum noir pens before hand cutting
2. the seahorse and coral was stamped with a Kaiser Craft stamp set onto blue cardstock and coloured with polychromos pencils the mermaid was adhered to the same blue cardstock
3. the sentiment was stamped onto gold metallic card before die cutting with my cuttlebug and embellished with silver pen
4. Acetate was embossed with a wave like embossing folder and glued with a clear craft glue
5. Gold foil leaves were used to create magical seaweed
6. further bling was added with foil stickers
7. The sentiment was then mounted on foam squares
I think she looks good on her heart throne

challenges she is entered in:

craftingforallseasons.blogspot.  Challenge #126 Add Some Embossing

secret garden
1. This card was created using a mixture of acrylic stamps that were coloured with pencils and handcut
2. The background was made by first embossing white card with a brickwork folder
3. A blending tool was used to apply distress ink to the embossed card
4. The wheelbarrow was mounted with foam squares and the rest of the coloured images were put through my xyron sticker maker
5. The stamped banner was also cut out and made into a sticker in the same way.
once this was all adhered to the card blank bling was added with foil stickers kindy glitz and diamantes.
6. The recipient likes it so I hope you do too  

challenges entered:

craftingforallseasons.blogspot   Challenge #126 Add Some Embossing 

blossom fairy

This delightful little fairy was coloured with prismacolour pencils a bit of a change from my usual polychromos.
1. The background (difficult to see in the photo) was stenciled with old makeup
2. The card was then cut out using an oval from the CM cutting system
3. The frame and the offset mauve oval were also cut in the same way
4.  The rose was handcut from a piece of printed cardstock and outlined with a sharpie ultrafine pink pen
5. All the lovely little flowers were handcut from a scrap piece of mauve floral paper
6. The little sentiment was stamped onto a piece of scrap cardstock trimmed and outlined
This was all adhered to the card blank and finished of with liquid pearls

challenges she is entered in:

 yourscrapbookplace.blogspot  It's May days with Oddball Arts
coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot Challenge # 3

Sunday, 15 May 2016

king island

1. blue cardstock outlined with white gel pen freehand
2. Teal card stock trimmed with wavy blade also outlined with white gel pen
3. card matted on red cardstock which was also outlined with white gel pen freehand
4.coral stamped and coloured with pencils and fussy cut
5.mermaid coloured with pencils and fussy cut as were the bottom row of shells
6.starfish traced from a stencils coloured and cut out by me the four smaller shells also stamped and cut out by me
7.title cuttlebug die in base cardstock and enhanced with kindy glitz liquid pearls used in various places.
I love how this page turned out

challenges entered:

creativecraftcottage.blogspot. #63 three of a kind (stamped shells)

Monday, 21 March 2016

baby girl

Im Top Pick on Path of Positivity


this simple card was created around this cute whimsy stamp
1.she was stamped onto watercolour paper using archival water proof ink
2. she was coloured using water colour pencils and Tim Holtz distress pens as was the background reated by me
3. the water colour paper was cut using a large postage stamp die through my cuttlebug
4. this paper was then edged with a dark pink ink
it was adhered to a pretty lilac cardstock
5. the flower was attached by a brad to this cardstock before adhering to the white card blank
6. liquid pearls were added on three corners and the card and the brad were finished with kindy glitz
Im happy with her I hope you like her too

challenges she is entered in: 

coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot challenge #2 April

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

the beauty around us

I'm Top Pick Path of Positivity challenge blog #36

I drew this butterfly from a photo for a drawing challenge (my first) was done solely in polychromos pencils
2. I kept it fairly stylised as I really cant render photo realism and the background was unashamedly coloured pencil crosshatching to create a feeling of light and shade
3. I thought this drawing appropriate for a theme of "beauty"
hope you like it

challenges I have entered in:

pathofpositivitychallenge.blogspot  Challenge #36--BEAUTY
coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot  March Challenge

Saturday, 5 March 2016

lady in red

This little lady was coloured with spectrum noir pens
1. the white card was trimmed and then stenciled with chalk to make a background
2. the backing paper came from a booklet I have had in a draw for ages. the background
3. paper was trimmed with a matching paper ribbon across the center before adhering and trimmed to fit on card blank. the brad was added as a point of interest in the top left hand corner
4. next was the coloured image in front of her forest of chalk trees
s'everything was adhered with double sided tape
5.the gold foil was added to the edges to give it a bit of bling
6. the 'flower' was  nesting dies run through my cuttlebug with scrap cardstock. all 'petal' were outlined with a white gel pen the gold brad in the centre was added before sticking it down with a foam square and edging wit a gold glitter glue
7. everything was addded to my card blank.
Hope you like her I do

challenges I have entered her in:

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

holiday shopping

  This card was made using a digistamp from Mari's Digis
1. she was coloured with a mixture of spectrum Noir pens and some ultra fine sharpies plus Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens for fine details
2. The luggage tag was cut from the cardstock  the digistamp was printed on and chalked with a yellow/orange blending chalk the edges of the tag was inked with versa magic ink pad (pretty Petunia)
3. a hole was punched in the top of the tag and eyelet added and the purple ribbon from my stash was looped on in the manner you would see on luggage tags.
4. The patterned paper was simply from a 6x6 already in my stash
5. the flower in the top left hand corner was simply attached with a purple brad before adhering to the card blank the one in the bottom left corner was diecut from my cuttlebug using sticky dots to adhere.
6. All stuck to the card blank with double sided tape and  trimmed to fit
7. The addition of a diamante and the sentiment that came in a recent scrapbooking prize packthe card is now completed hope you like it
challenges she is entered in: 
maridigischallenge.blogspot  challenge #10 vacation

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

happy 18th
This card was made for a young man turning 18 he plays in a brass band so I decided to keep it pretty simple and music focused
1.The papers were from a free paper pack I got in a magazine years ago and never found a use for it fit the bill for this card perfectly
2. It was done from a sketch the 18 was diecut with my Cuttlebug using some cookie cutter dies I thought the size and the cut out circles would fit nicely on this card
3. The Happy birthday was a precut chipboard out of my stash I altered the colour with a gold sharpie
4.The music score along the bottom of the card was punched from my Fiskars Avantedge edge punch. It was cut from a metallic paper and run through my Xyron sticker maker.
5. In keeping with the music theme I hand cut the large musical note from the same kit as the papers
6. The horizontal strip and the diamond on which the sentiment is mounted both are printed with random musical notes
7. the black cardstock adhered to the card blank and the brown tones I felt were in keeping with the male theme
8. all papers were adhered with double sided tape in order according to the sketch.
had to rack my brain a bit for this one but I think it worked out in the end

challenges this card is entered in:

cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot   February Challenge

Sunday, 21 February 2016

pearls and lace
This image is from Di's digis she was coloured with spectrum noir pens.
1. the lilac cardstock was first embossed through my cuttlebug
2. this embossing was sanded and chalked with mauve chalk to make it stand out from the background
3. the image was diecut through my cuttlebug as was the ace doily
4. I coloured the white background with flesh coloured crayon and inked the edge with a mauve stamp pad
5. the image was centered and glued to the lace doily which was then adhered to the embossed cardstock
6. all adhered with double sided tape to my card blank
 all from my existing stash I think she fits the theme perfectly

challenges she is entered in:

creativecraftcottage.blogspot  Challenge #58 Pearls and/or Lace