Thursday, 28 July 2011

Tiny Tiddler Card

Well, with the exception of today, we've been having gorgeous weather lately!  Lou has been able to do her athletics outside this week and there's been lots of outside time and ice lollies!!  (Today is chucking it down, but hopefully tomorrow will be back to sunshine...

The ever-so-cute Tiny Tiddler was one of the images sent by Elaine and I've coloured her with Distress Inks.  She's a joy to colour, so I've added HER to my wishlist too (NAUGHTY Elaine, lol!!)

I've used a mix of Basic Grey Marjolaine papers and the gorgeous (but obsolete) Memory Box Spearmint papers - these really are my kind of colours.  (Incidentally, the Spearmint papers will be the only paper EVER, so far, that I have completely used up - there are only a few sheets and scraps left.  Normally, I have loads left........although I suspect that the First Edition Summer Bloom and Up, Up & Away pads that were delivered today will be much the same!)

I would like to enter:
*Sugar Bowl - Sketch & Lace (I've used rafia lace)
*Clear it Out - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
*Allsorts - Free and easy July (3rd and final entry)
*Divas by Design - Here Comes Summer
*2 Sisters - Anything Goes

Monday, 25 July 2011

Ladybug Nora

(For some reason, it's the UNcropped photo that has been added - grrr!!)
As you may have read before, my lovely friend, Elaine sent me some brilliant card and some images for painting with Distress Inks.  Ladybug Nora was the first image I coloured and I love her - she's soooo cute and DEFINITELY on my wishlist!!  I'm really pleased with her face and hair, but I think I need more practice working with the red. 

But anyway, I've layered her on my Nesties and Clare Curd papers.  I managed to find some red ribbon and decided that I'd make a few pins for embellishments as I've never made a card using these before.  Predictably, I've used Stardust Stickles for her wings.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
*Stamp Something - Something Embellished
*Crafty Catz - No Pink or Blue Allowed
*Papertake Weekly - Getting Cute
*Clear it Out - Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp Challenges - 3 embellishments, 2 papers, 1 image
*The Stamp Man - Anything By T!m
*Allsorts - Free and Easy July

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Dream Valley Challenges 12 - Surprise!

Dream Valley Challenge 12 is sponsored by Digi's with Attitude and the lucky winner will win $10.00 Canadian dollars to spend in their shop.....and all you have to do is make something with a SURPRISE element- a flap, a pop-up, hidden element, etc.

The design team were lucky enough to get an image to play with, so I chose this one, Moviestar Tween.  I've coloured her with Promarkers and added eyeshadow and detail to her shoes and dress using fineliners (as I don't have any fine Promarker nibs yet) and some Stardust Stickles. 

 And my surprise element is:
 A pair of earrings hiding behind the image.  (I'm not clever enough to come up with a witty sentiment, so it's earrings instead!)

And here's another card with a hidden tag, using the gorgeous Worried:

I've also made an envelope album using this link, but need to fill it with photos or something first, but I'll share with you as soon as I've done that.

So, happy crafting, peeps!