Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge 66

Wow, what a hectic 10 days it's been......first, there was Gran's 70th birthday party, a day in Edinburgh (which included a picnic in St. Andrew's Square), then there was Louise starting back at school, Gran's ACTUAL birthday, then it was my birthday (which was fab, this year!), then it was my nephew, Sandy's 11th birthday, a weekend catching up on lots of DIY jobs, and my lovely hubby was on holiday yesterday, so we got a few more jobs done and enjoyed walking Lou to school/taking Euan to Jazz/Lou to ballet/etc.  Phew!!

So, at some point over the weekend, I finally finished colouring this little Sugar Nellie Cutie, Purrfect Playmates.  I've coloured her with Distress Inks, after FIRST choosing which papers I wanted to use....now, I'm guessing this is pretty normal for the majority of people, but I normally just colour my images (in lots of 5/10/15 minute blocks) then choose papers, which (hopefully) co-ordinate AFTER.  Not sure it's made a huge difference, but at least I knew for sure that it would look nice with the papers. These papers are First Edition Up, Up & Away, by the way, and are absolutely stunning!

So, I would like to enter the following challenges:

*Sugar Bowl - Sketch & One for the Girls
*Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
*Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It
*Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

I've got loads of other cards and jewellery to show you, including a Handbag "card"....I just need enough computer time to blog them!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 14 - Colour Theme

Happy Sunday, everyone!  It's time for our 14th challenge over at Dream Valley and this fortnight, we have a colour theme of Lemon, Orange and Lime, using the following photo:
Aren't these colours fab?  As soon as I saw the lime green I was reminded of Lou's ballet outfit for her dancing show this year.  And I was chuffed that I managed to find a large enough sheet of paper and coordinating ribbons to match - meant to be!!

The little fairies I've added are Rainbow Magic Silhouettes from Stitchy Bear, our sponsor for this challenge.  They have some fab images and the lucky winner will receive $10 to spend at their store!

So, what does this colour combo make you think of?  What are you going to create for Dream Valley this challenge?  Happy crafting!!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Monochromatic Fairies and Flowers

Wow, I haven't made a monochromatic card for ages, but this beautiful Stitchy Flight of Fancy image (and the fact that I'd printed 4 of them in a row) just seems to scream to me to do that! 

So, I have kept it really simples (as usual!!) with black matting, some swirly embossing, white ribbon, silver peel off lines, Sizzix vines and punched flowers with silver Stickles.  The Fairies' wings each have 3 shades of Stickles, although the pic hasn't picked that up!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
*Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Monochromatic - now finished!
*My Time to Craft - Fairy Tales
*PaperPlay - Create your own DP (embossed white background)
*Crafty Catz - Emboss it
*Fussy & Fancy Friday - Use a Lot (I LOVE these retro punched flowers with Stickles)
*Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
*Anything Goes - Birthday / Celebration

And a few more cards I've made using photos taken last year and more black card for matting!!!


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Rosie Posey - Roses

At last I've been able to blog my Rosie Posey card.  She's so cute, isn't she?  And she suits so many occasions and people!  I've coloured her with Promarkers, using a bit of an unusual colour combo for me, but I rather like it!  I decided to make little bouquet of flowers as an embellishment, which includes a few beaded/spiralled wires too.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
*Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
*Anything Goes - Birthday / Celebration
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Happy Birthday
*Stampin for the Weekend - Spots and Dots

Monday, 8 August 2011

LOTV - Me and My Pony

This is the first I've coloured this stamp, but it'll be used alot!  It's LOTV "Me and My Pony", coloured with Distress Inks.  Making sure that the horse showed up against the stable door was a bit of a challenge with my 2 cream/brown shades, but I think it works.  Definitely neeed to invest in a darker brown DI, though..

I've used my new First Edition Up, Up & Away papers, which are beautiful and nice and summery, just like today!  I thought I'd followed the sketch at Everybody Art, but it would appear that I've missed off a square, so can't enter.....but I CAN enter the following:
*Stampalot - Whatever You Fancy
*Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (and optional metal - not used)
*Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Dream Valley Challlenge 13 - Distressing

Happy Sunday everyone!  It's time for another challenge at Dream Valley and this fortnight we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Digi Doodles  AND One Stop Card Crafts!

Our theme is "Distressing"  Now, I have to admit that this is a HUGE challenge for me, favouring clean and simple as I do......what do you mean I have to rough up my lovely papers and add ink!  Some people are so amazing at this style, like my teamie Sara, but here is my first attempt, using Digi Doodles Daisy Girl:

I promise that that the edges have been roughed up with a pair of scissors and inked..........And my 2nd attempt, using Digi Doodles Country Path - the distressing is a little more obvious here!
So, if I can do distressing, ANYONE can, so please come and join us at Dream Valley!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Sugar Bowl Entry 2

I really enjoyed using this Sugar Bowl Sketch and when Debbi advised us on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Forum that if the entries reached 100, the prize was going to increase to 6 Sugar Nellie stamps, I knew JUST what to do with the Sassy I had coloured last week!

The image is Sassy Luv a Latte and she has been coloured (a little too heavily on the denim skirt!) with my beloved Distress Inks.  I've used my new First Edition Summer Bloom papers and cut 2 of the flowers with a craft knife to lift the flowers and act as embellishments.

Here's a pic of the fabby sketch
I'd love to have a surf and enter a few more challenges, but peaceful computer time is coming to an end and I've just remembered that I haven't yet put my (made yesterday) lasagne in the oven:0(  Maybe I'll have more time when the kids are in bed.........maybe not.........