Sunday, 30 September 2012

A Pink Cluster Necklace

Today's NEW challenge at Dream Valley is Breast Cancer Awareness GO PINK.  I was running a bit short of time this week (as I've been preparing for my stall at a Pamper Day today), so I decided to combine the two and made a pink cluster necklace and earrings. 

I've used a beautiful Mother & Son chain and a collection of pink beads, a pink heart and a pink rose pendant, all hung from a small length of chain. 

We are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads and you could win a $10 voucher!
I'll look forward to seeing your beautiful PINK creations!  (Susan, will you be sitting this one out?!!)

Saturday, 29 September 2012

A Little Bumblebee

It's another Gorjuss Girl image, Bumblebee

I've had some fun paper piecing her and have coloured her with Promarkers, polychromos, gloss and stickles.

The layout is the fab Sketch and Stash sketch, with a variety of scraps that were on my desk at the time.

Been rather busy lately, getting ready for my stall at a Pamper Day tomorrow....I shouldn't really be posting a blog post, but hey ho......

Have a great day!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Little Ballerina

Another stamp I've neglected for a while - Little Ballerina.  I've coloured her with Promarkers and stickles.  And I had a bit of fun making her a ribbon tutu (by sewing running stitch along some ribbon, pulling to gather, then tucking through 2 slits in the image and securing on the reverse with tape)!

I've used my Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folder as a background and some paper scraps to add a bit of colour. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - For a Child (2nd entry)
CRAFT - Children (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp - Emboss it (2nd entry)

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Party Princess

Oh it's ages since I've used this little cutie!  She's called Party Princess and one of my favourite Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girls.

I've coloured her with a mix of mediums:
dresses - paper pieced
bear - promarkers
hair - promarkers and polychromos
tights - polychromos
crowns - polychromos, gloss, Stardust Stickles

The papers are a mix of Echo Park Sweet Day and MME Fine and Dandy Girl, matted onto Papermill red paper.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - fab sketch (I've never thought of rounding the edges of the DP but not the matting!)
Sugary Sunday Facebook challenge - Use 3 of Something - 3 strings of rafia, 3 card candi, 3 different DPs
Totally Papercrafts - For a Child
CRAFT - Children

Monday, 24 September 2012

Digistamp Golf Alf

How cool is this guy, Golf Alf, by Digistamp Boutique?  And he's fab to colour too. 

I've coloured him with Promarkers (and a highlighter pen) in police colours and added a moustache to be just like the recipient - hopefully he'll still be talking to me!  A bit of gloss has been added to a few of the clubs and letters. 

I've added an embossed panel  - I love this Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder, especially for BIG birthdays!!

So, I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Emboss It (the clockworks panel)

Friday, 21 September 2012

Sketch Saturday Baby Card

Phew, as long as I have no interruptions, I'll manage to get this posted before the collection finishes for this week's Sketch Saturday challenge.....

I have used Sugar Nellie's gorgeous Bambino, just left black and white, although it is decoupaged for 3d and shadow effect (but it doesn't really show in the photo, does it?!).  The papers are First Edition Spring Drop and some gold paper from Papermill.  A few card candi complete my simple card using the wonderful Sketch Saturday sketch.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

And a Newer Sugar Nellie

The gorgeously cute Delia, this time!  Coloured with Promarkers, paper-piecing, polychromos for shading on the paper, gloss and glamour dust.

As some will recognise, I have used the sketch at Sugar Bowl again, but unfortunately I'm too late to add it for this challenge.  But I CAN still enter the Facebook Sugar Nellie Sugary Sunday challenge of Glittery, Gleamy or Glossy.  Lots of gloss and glimmer on the wings and wand and lovely glossy, paper pieced shoes!

The papers are my new Echo Park Sweet Day and I love 'em - they're fresh and clean and with the most fantastic colours!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

An Old Sugar Nellie

I haven't used Daisy and Dolly for sooooo long!  But I need a couple of little girl cards and thought I'd get her stamped again!

I've used the Sugar Bowl sketch and even had a go at the Shabby Chic option!  If you look REALLY closely, you can see that I've roughed my paper edges up (a little) and added some Stickles.....that's as far as Shabby Chic goes for me!!  But the photo still looks rather sweet and simple, my usual style, huh?!  I'll also enter the Sugary Sunday over on Facebook - Glittery, Gleamy or Glossy.

Papers: MME Everyday Flair
Stamp: Sugar Nellie Daisy and Dolly
Sentiment: Kaisercraft
Colouring medium: Promarkers, Polychromos, Stickles Stardust

I would also like to enter the Divas by Design Challenge - For a Child

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Dream Valley - Celebrations.....and a DT Call

Our new theme at Dream Valley is Celebrations, which is really easy, huh!?! Birthday, baby, home, Christmas, wedding........ The list is endless!

I decided to show the birthday card for a fantabulous friend. I layered lots of scraps onto Kraft, then gold paper. All pieces were edged with promarker to define the edges. The sentiment s LOTV, the aeroplane die is (with some gel pen and gloss) and there are some buttons, ribbon and raffia from stash.

I really love using my scraps and this is one of 6 or 7 cards i have made embracing this technique. You can see the others on my Facebook page.

So, what will you make for our Celebrations theme at Dream Valley? Remember that it can be any craft as long as it fits the theme. And our sponsor is Digi Doodles.

We are also running a DT call to add to our lovely team. The details are here.

I look forward to seeing your creations.
Susie x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A last minute Sugar Bowl Entry

A last minute entry for the Sugar Bowl challenge, which closed in less than two hours.....

So, Let's Hit the Town has been coloured with Polychromo pencils and gloss.  I've used the Sugar Bowl sketch and included some ribbon and a bow for the Sugar Nellie Facebook challenge.  The papers are a mix of Prima and First Edition.

Off out again....Have a good night x

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sketch Saturday

I would like to introduce you to....Oscar and Archie, from Digistamp Boutique. Cute, huh?! I've coloured them with Promarkers and then my Polychromo pencils for a bit of fur and grass detail.

The papers are Prima, matted onto turquoise paper. I've used a Papermania greeting that I've had forever, a new card candi and a little bow to finish.

I'm really starting to love digi images now......very handy and take up no space at all!!

I've used the Sketch Saturday sketch, which I haven't done for ages!

Apologies for the quick post.....need to get Louise to jazz!



I'd also like to enter Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Something Old, Something New

It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley and this fortnight, it is Something Old, Something New.

I have used the following:

OLD elements
* papers - various from stash
* "kraft" card (aka the inside of a roll of wrapping paper!)
* flower punch
* technique - sticking my paper scraps together to make a new paper
* platinum Stickles

NEW elements
* Cheery Lynn Olive Branch Die
* Inkylicious Sprinky ink for the flowers (before punching)
* Inkylicious Tiny Text stamp on the flowers (before punching)

I loved making this card....all the different papers (scraps from the previous cards I have made this week) seems to work well together....playing with the spray ink, stamps and dies that I got for my birthday was fab too!

And, Dream Valley are lucky enough to have not one, not two, but THREE sponsors this challenge:
So what will you make for us?  A card, scrap page, cushion, jewellery.........?  The choice is yours!

Happy crafting!
Susie x