Saturday, 31 December 2011

Re-colour an image at Make It Colourful

Hi Peeps,

Just a reminder that over at Make It Colourful the challenge is to recolour an image that you did earlier in the year.  There's still plenty of time to enter, another two weeks, and as its a colouring challenge you can just enter your coloured image rather than a whole card, how easy is that.

So o.k., here's the card I made earlier in the year............................

And here's my image re-coloured... ummmmm not alot different except I now draw clouds in and tried to make a transluscent balloon so you can still see some cloud behind it, something I wouldn't have done before.

Tilda with balloon by Magnolia
Medium - Copics
Lace and butterfly charm from stash
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Flowers by wild orchid crafts
Martha Stewart branch punch (available from Bunny Zoe on request)

I would like to wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year and thank you for all the comments that you have left me in 2011, I appreciate each and everyone.

I will be celebrating my 2 year anniversary in January and will have some lovely candy up for grabs, well hopefully two lots, so keep your eyes peeled.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
CES - Party
Hiding in my craftroom - Freestyle
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Happy
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Anything Goes
Hotshot crafts - Easel
Charisma - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Lazy Daisy

Merry Christmas Everyone, a bit late I know but I've had lots going on in the background and I certainly can't wait until we get into 2012 and put this year behind me.

I have this cutie from Marianne Design called, Lazy Daisy. Isn't she a little darling, I always used to think of Marianne Design as Dies so it was a nice surprise to see that Marianne also designs cute little stamps and right now at Bunny Zoe you can grab them in the SALE.  So when you done here, hop on over. I made this card for a blogging friend and I forgot to take a photo of the tag pulled out which said, "Happy Belated Birthday".  I was rather late due to some personal issues but hopefully it was worth the wait and you know that old saying, it's better late than never" hey? I used several copic markers on her hair using light strokes to create movement; E25, E31, E50, E19

Other copics used:-
Browns:- E44, E42, E40
Pinks: RV01, RV00, RV000
Skin: E00, E01, E11, E000

Other Materials:-
Image Lazy Daisy
Papers: Marianne Design
Prima Resin Flower 
Wooden leaves/flower distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Corners are lasercut chipboard by Make It Crafty
Magnolia Swirly Lace Doohickey Die
Flat Backed pearls
Flower is from the Craftable Oval Die that comes with 3 dies to make a flower

I have a second card too which is for a male , I don't know about you but I don't enjoy male cards as much as all the cute and girly ones, but I love how it turned out.  I have used a Mo Manning digital image and this teenager texting on his mobile phone could quite easily be my son.  The papers are from Websters, aren't they gorgeous. The snowflakes are lasercut chipboard diecuts and I have added some snow puff paint, heated with my heat gun and sprinkled with some stardust stickles.

Greens: YG67, YG63, G20
Trousers: E25, E31, E50
Reds: R39, R37, R35
Skin: E00, E01, E11, E000
Shaded with:  C5, C3, C1

Don't forget there's still time to enter my Envelope Box Candy HERE.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Bumper challenge at Crafts and Me

Hiya Peeps,

We have a bumper month's challenge today at Crafts and Me and we certainly have some fabulous prizes up for grabs from Crafts and Me and our regular sponsors.  There are 6 PRIZES up for grabs and they will all be picked by random org so everyone has a chance of winning.

PRIZE 1 has been donated by our Fab boss Teresa the owner of CRAFTS and ME and one lucky winner will get a £20 Voucher to spend in the store


and the prize is this brill stamp set of City Girl sentiments


The Fab prize is 4 Single Stamps of the winners choice


The Yummy Ribbon Prize is some Thankyou Ribbons which will be available from 23rd December

The Prize is

And the Fab Prize is a set of 12 Promarkers

I have used the image Black Rose as I was asked again to make a Christmas card using this image, so these fairies have seen alot of ink over the past couple of weeks.

You can pick up Black Rose HERE

Hope you can join us!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - Things with wings
Christmas card challenge - non traditional colours
Stamptacular - pink christmas

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas Belladonna

Happy Friday Peeps,

Well it's only a week to go until Christmas and I am nowhere near ready.  I'm planning to get the decs up this weekend and catch up with my best mate with a couple of drinks and boy do I need a night out.  I still have some shopping to do but am aiming to head out late tomorrow afternoon hoping that everyone would have gone in the morning.  Wish me luck.

I have made a few chrsitmas cards using the Fairies from Crafts and Me.  I've used traditional colours.  The fairies seemed to have been a popular choice for Christmas this year and I can see why, isn't she a beauty.

Image Belladonna available HERE from Crafts and Me
Papers by Magnolia available HERE
Flowers are Marianne Design available HERE
Lasecut chipboard flourishes from Make It Crafty HERE
Tim Holt on the Edge snowflake die
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Ho Ho Ho

Hi Peeps,

Don't know about you but I still have alot to do for Christmas.  I haven't personally written one card and this may surprise you as a cardmaker, but I absolutely hate writing Christmas cards, always have and probably always will, lol.  I haven't even had the time or energy to put up any dec's but hopefully this weekend I will spring into action.

Today is the last challenge of the year for Marianne's Divas and guess what it is.....  yep, real easy "Christmas".  I'm sure this one will be extremely popular and we have some fab prizes so hop on over HERE to check out all the deets.

My card was a commissioned card and they wanted a Santa so I coloured up this cute little LOTV Santa.

Marianne Design Flowers
Lots of glitter snotex, love this stuff
Martha stewart branch punch (available from BunnyZoe)
Papers by Webster

I stamped  Santa onto Perfect Colouring Cardstock and used my beloved copics.

I put the whole card together using this fabulous tape from Xpress It.  It comes in 3mm, 6mm and 12mm widths and it comes in 25 and 50 metre reels which is just what I need as I hate it when the tape runs out in the middle of making a card and I'm sure you do too! 

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Paperplay - Christmas
Pixie Dust - Stitching
ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Freshly brewed - Christmas
Little Darlings - Christmas
My Mum's craft shop - cute and funky christmas
Sisterhood of crafters - Christmas
Creative Craft - Stitching
Scrap creations - first snow
Hooked on crafts - Christmas
Polycraft - Christmas fun
Paper Sundaes - Christmas

Don't forget my special Candy at the top of my blog!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Colouring a Snowman Tutorial

Hi Peeps, 

I prepared a tutorial for the Copic Marker Europe blog on colouring snow.  I have used the Magnolia snowman as my image.  White is  very easy to colour.  You don't want to colour too much of the image to get the effect. You can use your cool grey tones but the warm greys also work well.  For today's snowman I have used C3, C1, BG10.

I stamped the snowman onto Copic Colour perfect colouring card. I have started by mainly colouring the shadowed areas and leaving the rest true white.  I have started with C3.

I then blend out the C3 using C1

I then added some BG10 as when colouring cold, frosty or snowy images if you add a blue tinge it gives off that feeling of coldness.

As I like smooth edges I have gone in with my colourless blender and blended to smooth the edges out.

You can also outline your image using the BG10 and this really makes your image pop.

And here's the card I made using the snowman.  I do like to create depth in my colouring, and this is the great thing about copics, you can always add more colour, so I went back in and darkened some of the shadows using my C5, and blending out with the C3.

This is my first shaker card and won't be my last, I really like how it turned out.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Santa Lucia & Challenge Time at BunnyZoe

Hi Peeps,

Hope your all well and not too shopped out! It's that time again at BunnyZoe to challenge you and Dorcas has set December's challenge which is "Fancy Fold/Shaped Card".  So I created an Easel card, I just forgot to photograph a side view, doh.

The image is Whiff of Joy Santa Lucia plus 1 sentiment, all papers are by Magnolia which are all discounted at the moment at BunnyZoe as well as the stamps, so don't forget to grab yourself a bargain whilst stock lasts.

It's not the best photograph so I do apologise.  You have until the 2nd Monday in January to participate so hopefully we'll be seeing lots of new stamps.

Other Ingredients:-
Martha Stewart Branch Punch (just email Nikki if you would like one)
Resin Roses
Tim Holtz vintage distress ink
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

White at Make It Colourful

Oh my goodness I've just realised I hadn't posted my DT card for Make It Colourful on my blog.  I was organised and loaded it into the Make It Crafty gallery but have forgotten my own blog.  The theme is to colour white and you have until Thursday evening to get your challenge card entered..... you still have time...

I have used elements from the Festive collection at Make It Crafty and combined with this gorgeous Tilda.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Isn't She Gorjuss!

Hi Everyone,

I don't know about you but I'm well into the swing of Christmas, well with crafting anyway, still got all my presents to buy.  I have a gift bag and candle to show you today.

I have used the NEW Gorjuss Stamp Alice and isn't she Gorgeous.  I chose the Magnolia paper SWIRL and there is upto 25% off Magnolia products at BunnyZoe at the moment so you may want to check it out.  I have also used the Magnolia Doohickey Dream Tag and Swirly Lace Dies.  I have used lots of my favourite Stardust Stickles  and flat back pearls on the snowflakes and added Marianne Design Ribbon Roses in the centre of the large snowflake which is actually a christmas decoration from Asda on the top right. I've used lots of snowtex for that wintery feel. The clock is the Tim Holtz die, one of my many favourites.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
2 Sisters - punches/dies
Challenge up your life - box or packaging
Just Some lines - Handmade gifts
Sugar Creek - Non traditional christmas colours
Annabelle Stamps - Handmade gifts
Artistic Stampers - Christmas
Creatalicious - Christmas and make it sparkle
Cardsunmore - snowflakes