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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Sketch Saturday..Just Me Stamps

Hiya ..for today's card I have the cutest little fox..I have coloured him/her in with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card..I then cut it into a short rectangle,then mounted it onto some soft mottled green card..I then used papers from Do crafts painted blooms,these too were mounted onto the same card.For the two lines one up and one across I used the paper off cuts from the insert rather than ribbon as it was easier than going down the hallway with my fluffy buddy who would bark if the wind blew a bit hard lol!..Far too noisy at three in the morning lol!..The wiggly line around the image is my addition as I wanted the image to stand out a bit more..To finish I added a few gems to the faux ribbon on the top and lower right..
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Fantastic Mr.Fox
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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Sasayaki Glitter..Challenge Reminder

This is such a sweet fun little Monster and a pure joy to colour..I have used Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card and did the background with pastel chalks..I then mounted the image first onto black then gold then black again as I really wanted the i,age to pop off the card..The papers I used are from a Tonic Paper Pad and these were also mounted onto black card..But for extra interest I Did a panel using the same paper but mounting it the same black,gold black as the image ,it ties the card together nicely..I will add the sentiment when I send it ,and also an age too as it is ideal for a young boy's birthday..This has to be one of my favorite subject cards for a while ,I hope you like it too ..
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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Sasayaki Glitter ..New Release

Todays card is of a rather Sassy Diva,I have coloured her in with Polychromos Pencils on Neenah card,the background was done with pastel chalks..The Papers that I have used are from First Editions Mulberry Kisses and I have done all my matting for this one using Black card. The dies are from China and I have given the link below with the picture , I did those in Hunkydory Adorable Scorable , not really pleased with this result for these particular flowers but  next time will use my usual card,but it was the right colour and they look shiney and I do love the card it is so nice to use...Its a learning curve when you make cards as you go along and even those who do a lot of cards do mistakes :)..I have cut the flowers in Black as well and off set them and this makes them pop off the card a bit more and I have kept the leaves and centers black and it to give it a more trendy touch..To finish I added a pretty multi faceted gold gem to each flower and a row down the opposite side to the image..Thank you for popping by :)xx

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World Wide Open Design Team ... New monthly Challenge Card

Hiya for today's card I used one of Julia's beautiful mermaids,I coloured her with Polychromos Pencils and did the background with Prismacolor as it was the colour I wanted for it..I then used a Tattered Lace basic die to cut it out and did the same with another piece of craft card to mount it onto and make it stronger ..I then cut a two inch strip and folded half inch on each side then folded in one side and out the other out..I then cut little V shapes out to allow me to go around the shape..I used tacky glue to add it to the outside of the base and the V shapes should be sticking outwards at this stage..I used a full length of A4 and about 6 inches to go all around ,but will vary on the size of your frame..I them made the front of the frame by cutting a larger circle ,I used a Tonic big plain die from one of the big sets for this and the same Size TL die for the center whole ..I did emboss the card with a CC Linen embossing folder.
Once done to add more strength I added some craft card and did the wiggly edge around the outside and inside by hand.I then glued it onto the V shaped pieces on the back,once lined up I obviously made sure it was also lined up with the inside ,I then popped it on its face and made sure each point was firmly stuck..It looks hard but it 's not..Well I did it with Dodgy finger so I am sure you can lol!..
All the dies used to decorate the bottom are from China,and have been hand coloured to suit..When looking for my pearls I found the tiny fish beads and the tiny starfish ,so I added those for more texture and dimension ..And to finish I added a variety of blue ,cream and white pearls..
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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Sketch Saturday ..Fred She Said Digi Stamps

Hiya,I hope you are all well today :) .. for this card I have used this super cute fairy from Fred She Said..I have coloured her first with SN Pens and then finished with Polychromos pencils,it cuts down the time a little when colouring..But as you know it is not my preferred medium..As you can see from the sketch I have followed the design,but did the card square instead of oblong..The background papers are from the new Painted Flowers paper pad from Docrafts,such a beautiful luxurious pad, but  the card is aimed more for a child I used the butterfly background from it to give it a more fun feel and a pretty daisy sort of pattern that I felt went well with it and the image..I mounted all of these onto craft card to make each section stand out more from each section..I then glued them to the card base on top of the backing papers with 3D glue gel to give a little depth..After fussy cutting and slightly bending the fairy I also added her with 3D glue gel..I use this as I cannot handle the sticky tape and 3D pads, and I find it easier with my poor hands to have a little wiggle room too ..hence the glue..The flower die and the Happy Birthday are from China,the flower and leaves were hand coloured with SN pens and shaped and glued in place and the Birthday was cut in craft card so it stood out more..
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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Grey Challenge

Hiya..This is a fun cute image to do ..I coloured it with SN pens and finished with Polychromos Pencils..I just feel pens do not give the depth Pencils do..but it was a nice change for me ..I then fussy cut him our leaving a small white edge around him to make him pop a bit once on the card..I looked at the other DT work ,I have done mine all grey,they have just added a touch as in they have chosen grey for the image or for accents on the card..
I designed the background paper on my Digital do crafts designer program by using the digi image and creating an all over pattern with him on a pale grey background..the other pieces are from various discs on there I have used and turned to black and white..The sky image at the front is from a landscape picture that I used the sky from after turning it to black and white on the program..I don't do digital often ,but it does have a place in the craft room .It is where I actually started with cd work and decoupage,cannot believe how far I have come today ,all because of FB and seeing the wonderful colouring on there and wishing I could colour like that..So I taught myself and am still learning all the time ..so much fun making cards..But I am one who has to go above and beyond ,just the way I am lol!.But if you want to do something it is worth doing it right ...
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Sasayaki Glitter New Release

I love this new release image ,and could not wait to get it coloured up..I have used Polychromos Pencils on Neenah card and pastel chalks for the background .Once cut I then mounted her onto craft card..The papers are g.c.,d Melody Ross Designer Collection,these were also mounted onto craft card too..The flower is from a die from China I believe listed as a Sunflower and I have done it in multi layers to give it more depth ,I hand coloured the layers with water colour pens from SN and shaped with a ball tool before gluing together, I then added little orange faux pearls to the center and here and there to the paper to bring the small amount of orange I have used in the main image out into the background paper...
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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Sketch Saturday DT Card

Hiya,For this Saturday's card I have used this beautiful image,it is one of a set of 6 cute baby animals,really beautifully illustrated too..and a good bargain at only 96p for the six,she has got some really lovely stamps and also coloured illustrations in her shop and all really cheap too..In this day and age its nice to get a bargain,expecially a smashing set of cutie's..I really like these,there is a panda ,elephant,zebra,hippo and a monkey as well as this one ..She sells most of her stamps in sets and there is a nice variety too so worth a look and I am sure you will find a use for them ,I think this has coloured up beautifully ..I have coloured mine in Polychromos Pencils on neenah Solar Crest card.The image was cut out from a Tattered Lace basic oval die as was the backing card in craft card..All the papers used are from Tonic Paper pads and also mounted onto craft card..The Sentiment is a computer generated one as at 5.50 in the morning its all I felt like doing if you know what I mean lol!I started the card early ,but you know when if anything can go wrong when making a card goes wrong ..it happened on this one ,even down to first putting the wrong teams watermark on lol!.. After being ill all last week and sick the last two days I think I did well to get it done so until my next post ..Thanks for visiting and have fun :)xx

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World Wide Open Design Team..New Whimsical DreamsColouring Cook Release

As a part of the WWODT we are so excited to be a part of the new launch of Julia Spiri's new colouring book..She is our sponsor for our challenge blog..I love her beautiful artwork and was on her team too when she first started ,so I will add a few cards from then which have images on that I know are also in the book too as well as the two new images that are being released in the shop too..These are the two coloured pages I have done for today's post.,Both coloured with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah Solar Crest card ,and the backgrounds are coloured with chalk pastels..

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Adult Coloring Book - Whimsical Dreams: Color up a Fantasy, Magic Characters. All ages. 50 Different Images printed on single-sided pages Paperback.

by Julia Spiri (Author)


From the Author: In this coloring book you will find lots of unique, whimsical characters from a gentle world of fantasy. There are 50 different images to color. Creating a character is a long creative process. Once an idea has formed in my mind I begin sketching, until I have a clear image that I am happy with and want to paint. Once this is complete I finish the final drawing with clean lines, sometimes using traditional pencil, and sometimes digital pencil. Creating so many characters for this book was a long process, but so much fun. I hope you enjoy coloring it as much as I enjoyed creating it. 50 Different Images printed on single-sided pages




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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Reminder

Hiya .There is still time to enter the challenge on our blog ,here is my reminder card..I have coloured her in using Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card, and I coloured the sky with Chalk Pastels..I then glued it onto craft card as I have my other papers..I have used papers from a pad by DCWV called Floral Stack..Thank you to the nice lady on FB who knows its name as I cannot find the front cover and part of the stack,it  has a lot of pretty  papers in it   ..but a bit thin for my liking... The flowers are cut from dies from China,For the flowers I used some pretty Lilli of the Valley Paper that was free in a magazine ages ago,found this not the other piece of my paper pad lol! ,the leaves were just cut in white card and coloured with a SN pen..To finish I added some pretty faux pearls to the centers to add a little shimmer ..
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Monday, 15 May 2017

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Card

Hiya..This has been a really fun ,but time consuming card as the cutting out colouring and sticking was so none ending lol!..but I think worth it ..it has come out as a really fun card..I have coloured the image in using Polychromos Pencils on Neenah paper..I cut the image out using a Tonic Die..I am sorry I cannot remember the name as it is stored on a magnetic sheet and I have had it a long time,But it consists of a larger center die,the outer die and a cut out the edge die ..I used the two latter ones..I think it was something brambles perhaps..Any way I backed it with green card to make it stand out and used the same green card for the layering of the papers too.The papers are from First Editions Love Letters and I felt complemented the image perfectly and added a little sparkle too with the encapsulated glitter.The Mushrooms at the front I believe are Joy Crafts..The two taller ones at the back are from Marianne designs and the foxgloves are Tattered Lace die,The leaves are from china ..all hand coloured using SN pens All these were glued on using 3d glue gel to get a little depth ..
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Sasayaki Glitter ..New Release Day

Hiya..This is a super cute image and its also this months Freebie..I coloured her in on Neenah with my Polychromos pencils and used pastel chalks for the background.The backing papers are some I brought from Liddle a few years back and sadly the last two of this set..They are encapsulated with glitter and are just beautiful..I cut the topper out with Tattered Lace Basic circles and cut an orange frame using some Topsy Turvey card from C&C  ..I also used it to layer the background paper on too ,this was raised by using 3D glue gel and placed around the image.using the same TL dies.The Paper was so pretty and worked perfectly with this image so all I did was cut out some of the shells and added them to the frame so it looks like the paper is coming up and over the frame..Simple but anything else I think would have spoilt it ..
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sketch Saturday with Bugaboo Stamp

I have loved making this card ,I just love Bugaboo stamps,they are so nice to colour and they look stunning when they are finished...I have coloured her with Polychromos Pencils on Neenah card and then mounted her onto craft card..I have kept the background just backing paper which is unusual for me ,but I really think it set's the image off beautifully..The paper I used was from g.c.d Studios and is called CLOISONNE' .. For the flowers I have used a couple of cheap punches from Hobbycraft but there is nothing cheap looking about the pretty daisy like flowers I have created from them ,or the pretty leaves that are punched and embossed at the same time..To finish I added some multi faceted pink gems to the center of the daisies for that added bit of sparkle.
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Kidz Punky Topper
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Morgans Artworld May Release

This  is my last card for Morgans Artworld ,,I have loved being on the team but I feel it is time to move on now ..For this lovely image ,I coloured her with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card ,then used pastel chalks for the background..The papers I chose are from g.c.d studios and is the Melody Ross designer collection ..I chose the yellow mock flock for the base paper and a pretty ditsy one I cut into four pieces ,all my matting has been done onto craft card.I used dies from China to cut the flowers and they are a little like Sunflowers,but rather than an orange I decided to pick the purple out of the paper to give a complete contrast and I hand coloured them with SN water colour pens as the give a bit of a wishy washy effect as you get on flowers,The leaves are also hand coloured from a die from ChinaTo finish I added some pretty gems to the opposite side to the flowers to balance the card


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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Sasayaki Glitter May Challenge Card

Hiya..I coloured this little image in with Polychromos Pencils on Neenah card.Once done I added a light background by drawing faint lines of bamboo and lightly shading them with green..I then finished off with pink and green pastel chalks ,I did not want the background to leap out as the image was the main feature ,but as soon as I say her I just knew she needed some bamboo lol!..I mounted her onto some pink Kanban card and put to one side until I finished the background card..
For the chard I used a cream blank ,I used the same pink card for matting my layers as the image..The Papers are from First Edition Love Letters .The back one being encapsulated with glitter and the other having tiny dots on it too..very pretty..Once the layers were all glued down I them mounted the topper on with 3D glue Gel ..The flower was cut from a die set from China and I chose it as it is the closest to a chrysanthium I could find as they are featured a lot in Chinese artwork..This and the leaves were coloured with SN pens so that it matched perfectly with the colour theme..I added them with the same glue I find flowers sit nicer with the 3D glue as it gives the gap between the layers as real flowers have and it makes them a little more natural,,I added the folded and shaped leaves and to finish I Popped a large pretty green gem in the center of the flower and a few on the side of the topper.
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