Sunday, 26 April 2015

Rainy Day Fun

I've had some fun creating a scrap page using photos from our Easter school hols.  We had an amazing time on the rare rainy day we had: splashing in the water fountains, geocaching, playing in the play area and generally enjoying ourselves!  

I used various bits and pieces from Sarah Hurley's All My Favourite Things kits, Rainy Day set, Doodle Home set and Ronnie the Robot set.  Please take a wee look at the blog for more details.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

A Pretty Oceans Gift

I had soooo much fun making this card!  To begin, I coloured the beautiful Ocean's Gift from Sugar Nellie with promarkers.  I coloured her in Little Mermaid colours as the little girl is a huge fan! The image was coloured twice so that I could layer it.

I decided that I really fancied making a special background for her, so I used my VersaMagic inks:
I dabbed and pulled the ink pads across the card and used a damp/wet paint brush to soften the edges and blend.  Once dry, it was embossed using my Swiss Dots folder.  

The rock and mermaid were carefully cut out and layered onto the background and then the mermaid was cut and layered on top of that  And I added her little seahorse friend, who is super cute.  

The name banner was stamped using Clearly Besotted Basic Alphabet and edged with Stickles.  The age was stamped using Clearly Besotted Basic Numbers and the shells are from Seaside set: a Special Editions Sarah Hurley set by Clare Brown.  

I would like to enter the Sugar Bowl Challenge (for a second time in one month!!).

Sunday, 12 April 2015

A Few Little Gorjuss Girls

I have always loved the Gorjuss Girls and Sugar Nellie's Gorjuss Party was a perfect excuse to get them inked up again. Also, I figured that if I enjoyed using my old ones, I might justify a few of the new ones;0)!
The top image is one of the newer ones " I found my family in a book" and was fantastic to colour! I decided to colour red hair as it's not a hair colour I colour often. The paper people were cut in miniature, as we would have done when we were little. I copied this idea from Cass, who posted a beautiful picture in the Sugar Nellie Facebook group. Thank you for the inspiration.
For my second (and third and fourth!!) Gorjuss Girls, I decided that I would give monotone a go and loved it! This image is "Untamed" and has always been one of my (many) favourites. When Louise was much younger, her hair was very similar to this image. Originally, I'd planned to colour the apron a colour, but really liked the monotone, so kept it within that scheme.
I've kept both layouts really simple as I want to show off the beautiful images........And I am a simple gal!!

So, I have, so far coloured 6 Gorjuss Girls, made cards from 2 AND managed a blog post!!!! Woohoo! Which means that I can play in the Sugar Bowl and join the Gorjuss Party. Are you coming too? x


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Ballerina, Bar Work and Bunting

Good morning, hope your Easter weekend was wonderful!

I have had fun creating another scene and doing some paper-piecing using the Ballet set from Clare Brown.  Isn't she cute?

Please pop over to the Sarah Hurley blog for more details on how my card was created and have a fabulous day!  x

Friday, 3 April 2015

A Bright and Rainy Day Scene

I love the Charm Street Cuties Rainy Day set and made a wee scene using some ink, post-it notes and promarkers.  Take a look at the 365 blog for full details on how I made it and some of the colourful makes from my teamies.  x