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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Saturday Sketch..Fred she Said Digis

hiya..for today's card I have chosen this lovely image from Fred She Said..It is in digi form and also can be purchased in pre- coloured too ,so it covers all skill levels..They have some really lovely images,so worth having a visit there..I have coloured the image in with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card and have used Pastel chalks for the background..I mounted her onto craft card and the backing papers too..These were from First Editions Floral Pavilion and the flags/tags not sure what they are called are cut from odds and ends from my scrap box..Layouts like this are fabulous for using some of the odd bits up.I have draw wavy edges around the patterned papers as I thought it made them look like material..but have left the plain ones alone as when it is sold or given to someone I shall pop the sentiments onto them...I finished with a brought bloom and flower rather than using a star ..You just have to keep close to the layout and can swap a star for flower etc .
Thank you for popping by :0xx

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Reminder Card

Todays Reminder card was coloured with Polychromos pencils onto Neenah card ,the background was done in pastel chalks to keep it soft..The backing paper is from a remininent of a pad I brought from Lidl a few years back and has encapsulated glitter on it ,so pretty ..and I felt it would go so nicely with the image as it is so suitable for a young boy..This was layered onto yellow linen type  card..I cut a piece of navy and made it into a pennant shape and did some faux stitching in white around it ..I then mounted it on the same yellow card as the background..Placing it across the center of the card. Then returned to the topper, drew around  an oval basic die,Doing this so that the clouds could over hang the cut area.. I fussy cut a wobbly line around the image..It's a good way to camouflage if your not good at cutting ,but in my case I just wanted it that way..I then used the next size die up and cut it in the same yellow card as the rest ,but this time I drew a black wobbly line around the edge to give it a bit more interest..I added the topper to this with 3D glue gel and then added it to the card the same way too ,giving the image height from the main card..To finish three orange larger buttons were added to one side with three yellow smaller buttons to the center of the orange ones..
Thank you for popping by :)xx

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Sasayaki New release

For todays New release card I have used my Polychromos to colour the image,then used pastel chalks to colour the soft background behind the image..Then I gave it a quick spritz with Hair Spray to set the chalks..Then used a Dutch Doobadoo template I  cut out the main card while the image was drying ..I created an easel card for this one and used a cream card,,craft card and  then added some pretty Bird paper from one of my Tonic paper pads..I put a funny faux stitch around the paper and craft card to make a feature around it..I did this on both the bottom and the main part..I then created the stop for holding the card in place using the same material and setting it with 3D glue gel..I then popped this to one side to allow the glue to go off..I then cut the topper out and framed that with craft card ,but before doing so I did my funny wiggly stitch around it to give it more of a frame..This was then Stuck in place using the 3D glue ..I cut out the small butterflies in the Tattered Lave Tuck in Butterflies..This I then gently pushed into place and it glued itself in without doing any damage to the topper..or compromising the Glue..I then coloured a number of the tiny butterflies that were left over from the die and sprinkled them around the top..
For the bottom I used Tonic Sweet Melia flower dies and cut them from some pink off cuts ,I coloured the leaves green ,I was going to leave them white,but felt it looked too pale..Once glued into place I added some little wooden flower Buttons I had in my stash ,then topped them off with a pretty sparkly pearl gems.To finish I added a few of the colourd tiny butterflies from the top and it just finished it off perfectly..Thank you for popping by :)xx

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Close up of the flowers and the pretty orange wooden flower buttons and the gems

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World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Hiya..I am really excited this is my first DT card for WWOPTC..Was amazed that I was asked to join but I am in there ..and the bonus is I get to colour Julia Spiri stamps once its really a very nice surprise for me ,and I kept it secret for a while too lol!..I have been lucky enough to colour Hydrangea..I have used Polychromos Pencils onro Neena card..The background has been done in pencils on this one as I wanted it more vibrant rather than soft..I mounted her onto,purple,lilac then purple to give it a nice frame and used the purple as the matting card for the background papers..The papers I have used are from First Editions Love Letters,and I chose these for the accents of the colours I used in the main pictures,hence giving a contrast and making the image pop more..The flowers to the one side are Joy craft  Hydrangeas..These took ages to do as had to stick the individual bits of flower on the top and with fingers not working it was hard and I think the little buddy who watches me may be wearing a few lol !..These I cut from the off cuts from the purple card,so had little wast..I did have to colour the leaves green though  with a SN pen.. They do look much prettier in real than on the pics..
Thank You for visiting :) xx

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Friday, 10 March 2017

Morgans Artworld March New Release

Hiya..for today's new release I have coloured the beautiful cameo image in using Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card..I then used Pastel chalks to colour the background on her..Then matted her onto a lovely deep teal card..I used the beautiful Neroli papers from First Editions for the card ,these were also all matted onto the same teal card.. and with the off cuts of the card which was 12x12 sheets I cut One large ,two small and one small flowers from a set of dies ,not sure where they were from as they are stored  on a magnetic sheet ,but I thought it would look nice on this card ..doing the flowers in card help then to hold their shape ,even when posted ..To finish I added some pretty gems to the center of each flower,these are so pretty have tiny flowers on them and change from one colour to another in different angles of the card..
Thank you for Popping By :)xx

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Sunday, 5 March 2017

613 Avenue Create. Using a Rubber Stamp

Hiya,This is a first for me ..I have used a stamp for the first time to make a card..I don't stamp as a rule as I have arthritis in my fingers and it make's it very difficult to stamp..,also the stamps are usually smaller which is harder for me to colour in so I tend not to use them ..
I coloured her in using Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card then coloured the background in with craft chalks that have fine glitter throughout..very pretty ,but not very subtle...The Backing paper is from a Tonic Pad called Simply Blooms and has been mounted onto craft card ,as was the image.I used...
I mounted the paper onto the craft card and before I added it to the card blank I added a pretty lace strip, pleated across the card using red double sided tape,then added two rows of cross grain pale purple ribbon across to hide the small amount of sticky tape left showing and to finish it off too..I then placed the topper with 3D Glue Gel ,and added a double bow ..To finish I added some pretty gems to the left of the card and a lovely old button with a large gem in the middle of it to the middle of the bow..Thank you for visiting :)xx

The image is a stamp from Whimsy Stamps it is 
The Messenger -CDC110
I have had it a couple of years so it may not be available now
 but you may find it on eBay or in a smaller craft shop 

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Friday, 3 March 2017

Sasayaki Glitter New challenge Purple

Hiya ,been a while since i last posted,yet another bad cold hit me..Had none for years and about three this year lol!..Todays challenge card is all done in purple..I have coloured her with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card and have squiggled a line around her to add a bit of interest and to frame her ,with a Pitt pen..I then mounted her onto some Purple linen type card ..The background papers are from my odds and ends box and Sorry I cannot remember who did them ,was grateful though as at the moment I think I am out of purples..I even had to do the band across the middle in two sections as I did not have enough of the paper to go across,so I added it to the matting card and covered the gap with the topper..See we do save bits for a reason ..So when he moans next time say "it is a very necessary lol! " after all they keep their junk all over the hous he !he ! he!..To finish I used three hydranga blossoms to the one side and some pretty faux violets to the center ..
Thank You for Popping By xx

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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Saturday Sketch card

Hiya ..For this fab card today ,using the layout below and a gorgeous Crafty Sentiments Stamp that I coloured in with PolyChromos Pencils onto Neenah card..I then fussy cut leaving a small white edge around her..The backing papers are from an old pad I got from Liddle about two yrs ago ,I did the card on Friday using some and realised that it also went well with this and found more papers for this one.. I mounted the first layer onto Pink ,but wanted to keep the fun colours going and rather than going for the same colour my matting in the middle is on a pretty mint green card ,both are linen look and they give some nice texture to the card..The backgrounds are glitter encapsulated and are so pretty..Behind the girl though I felt she got a little lost ,so before putting on the strip I used some Pastel chalks and coloured the section in behind her..This makes her pop more from the paper..The strip was cut and I drew a line on either side in white pen and added some dots down the edges to finish..The flower I made up from a large bloom which I coloured in green as it eas white..Then I added some pretty white and turquoise flowers in the center to make it more 3D ..
Now I have a confession to make..I went to Crafty Sentiments to get a stamp the other night ..I found this ..,popped it in my cart and another..Then found this was actually a rubber stamp and would not get here in time,in the end, I could not get my payment through so I had to leave both ..Then by chance I found this one  ..I have been looking in the shop link below for it and you know I cannot find it,but my head is thumping as I am not too good this week..I did find I had this already that I had done on another occasion on another team a long time ago so I just used it ..Then now I cannot find it..I even went for similar colours too..So please forgive me for not putting the direct link to the stamp ,as at the moment I just want to post this and go to bed ,its gone 3.30 in the morning 

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Sassayaki Glitter Challenge Reminder

Hiya ..This card has been a bit of a fun and games to do lol! ..Coloured with Polychromos Pencil and Touch five pens,The background was created using Pastel chalks to give a nice soft effect,I then did a thick squiggle around the image to frame it..Then mounted it onto Craft card..The fun and games came when I used the Dutch Doobadoo Template to create the background card for it lol!..I think in future I shall cut one of each size out in card as there are several sizes on the templateand then keep them for later use ,much easier ..The materiel the template is made from tends to wobble a bit and me I go loopy when using them ,Decide which section I am using,get around the bottom of the opposite side and duh! wrong lines lol ..what a game and when I am trying to get it done quickly too ..Anyway I digress..I chose to to side opening for this particular card rather than tent..The papers I have used are what is left from some paper pads I brought from Lidl's a couple of years ago and I just remembered there was some party themed ones in there..Very pretty too as they have encapsulated glitter all over the designs..I added these to Craft card too..The sentiment I used to finish and the flower were also from other papers in the pad and as they were so pretty I cut them out and used them..The flower is really sparkly ,and just finishes the card off nicely ..Thank you for popping by :)xx

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Sasayaki Glitter New Release

Hiya..For today's New release I have used the super cute  image Sleepy Head ..But as you know I like to leave my cards open for when I sell them ,so this one can be used as a birthday card too or even a n I Love you card..and there is room for an added Sentiment ..I think it has worked out fab..
The image has been coloured with Touch 5 pens and with Polychromos pencils.. I am still in need of pen practice,but am loving the combination of both mediums..I used Neenah card for the surface of the image,I find this works for me..The papers are from First Editions Love Letters and I have mounted them onto craft card..the layer under the image I did my scribble around the edge to make it pop out,and all my sentiments are hand done,squiggled around and mounted onto craft card too..The image who is 'Shy' , inspired by the artists children..I cut him out with a white outline..The first two papers were glued down flat ,but the main one I glued with 3D glue to give depth then added the image and the sentiments too with the 3D glue..To finish I cut and matted a few of the tags that are in the pad and added them after shaping them down the edge and finished with some pretty flowers with tiny hearts in the middle to cover where the holes were.
Thank you for popping by :)xx

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Morgans Artworld. ..Febuary Release

Hiya,this is my New release card and My fella's Valentines card too ..Does not need words on the front ,it says it all lol..I have coloured the beautiful image in using Polychromos pencils onto Neenah card,I then cut it out using one of the Mandella type Dies from Tonic,I think it was something Bramble,sorry I have had it ages and is stored on a magnetic sheet,..The main backing paper and the one inside are from First Editions Love Letters, and the pretty green smaller piece behind the image is from a Prima pad I had in a magazine a while back called Botanical Collection,which has a lovely grungy border around it and looks fab with the image..All the papers were matted onto Craft card..To finish I just added two hearts sparkly hearts in opposite corners..It is a simple card ,but it does not really need a lot as the image and the die are the main focus..Now to find a nice verse for the inside Thank you for popping by :)xx

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Knitty Kitty Blog Hop

Hiya for todays card this one is a bit more exciting as it is for a Blog first actually ,so if you

Please note ..Mine has the banner ,the one in the shop has not  but it is included in the bundle I popped in a  Happy Birthday from my pc...
I have used a 8x8 card blank and coloured the lovely digi with both touch five pens and Polychromos Pencils,onto Neenah card ..I then used the new Desert Rose set from Tattered Lace ,the basic dies to cut it out..I coloured and squiggled around the edge to give it a border..The doily part of the set I cut in a pale turquoise ,and mounted it onto warm yellow..colours I brought out of the image..I fussycut around the edge as I wanted it a bit softer than a die cut and added half one side of the topper and one the other..Its subtle but very pretty ,and I did not really want it to shout out..I then added some shop brought flowers to both sides to finish

Check out the other design team members cards below by clicking on the links , and try your luck there too....each have a different stamp one that has been drawn exclusively for them to give away as the prize in this blog hop :)

Helen's Blog ...
Laine's Blog.....
Marion's Blog....
Kitty's Blog...
Out leader Kitty lol Top Cat and Designer xx...

Birdie  ..Congratulations :)

Sunday, 5 February 2017

613 Avenue Create Card

Hiya..To be honest I worried myself silly about this card and tried several attempts which ended in the bin and well.. I just could not think what to do apart from the sentiment..I cannot stamp due to the arthritis in my fingers so I was a bit stumped ..This is what I came up with in the end..
I cut a piece of water colour card to fit my card blank with an allowance for the mat..Then I cut out the middle size Tattered Lace Desert Rose flower and with a small stencil brush I added the water colour from the pens..First I scribbled it onto a glass mat which allowed me to pick up with the brush ..I used Rose, Pink,Sunflower and Sunset..I did not clean the brush between the colours as I did not want a defined difference in colour ..I am surprised at my first attempt how cool this looks as it is something I would never have thought of doing anything like this before so who knows what you will see next lol!.. I may even get some stencils next ..To finish the card I added the pre ..cut flower which I coloured orange ..I wanted the sentiment black but the rest of the card bright and sunny..I just love this sentiment ..It says so much ..Thank you for popping by :) xx

Shopping list 
Card Blank
SN Water colour Pens or similar 
Water colour card
Tattered Lace Desert Rose Die 
Apple blossom Sentiment Die
Black card to mat

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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Saturday Sketch Challenge Card

Hiya..This lovely image is from Papernest Dolls ..I have coloured her using Polychromos pencils onto Neenah card ,then cut her out and mounted her onto Red Mirror card..The papers I have used are from First Editions Floral Pavilion,and these were also mounted onto the Red Mirror card..To finish I added a pretty spot ribbon and an old pretty button ,sorry not so clear on the pics but it is a simple silver button with a raised edge and a with white enameling and the middle has a small daisy ..Perfect I thought for this card ..Thank You for popping by :) xx

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Friday, 3 February 2017

Sasayaki Glitter New Challenge Card

Hiya todays new card is for this month's challenge of the colour RED..I have used Touch Five pens and finished with Polychromos Pencils to colour in the lovely image of Lucy..I then used a Tattered lace Scalloped stitched Basic die set to cut out the image and the craft card base behind it..The papers I have used are from Tonics paper pad Folksy Florals and as these are the closest to reds that I have in papers ..I chose to use red accents in the background layers,all these were then mounted onto craft card...The flowers were cut from a Flower Punch from Hobbycraft I brought some years ago and I coloured them red to suit the card with my Pens ,Once done I then added little pretty white resin flowers with a pink center to finish..Once I glued down the papers to my 8x8 card blank I then added the topper with 3D glue Gel and added some Tuck -in Butterflies from Tattered Lace just under the edge to add a little texture and interest..I then glued on the flowers and leaves( also from a punch) and added a few red heart gem in alternate corners..Thank you for visiting :)xx

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Sasayaki Glitter New Release

Hiya..Todays card is using this lovely image that I have coloured in Touch five Pens and finished with Polychromos Pencils..I know it is a bit unusual for me ,but my poor hands are suffering and the pens are a little gentler to colour with,...Sadly I am not much a Pen Colourist and have to finish in pencils which I know best... I have cut it out and added it to a craft card mat..The backing papers are from my tonic paper pads I have used the background one from the Folksy Florals one ,sadly not sure which the other two are from as they are from a part pad with no cover ,but they are still Tonic ones..These were also mounted onto craft card too and arranged on my 8x8 card blank..The topper was added with 3D glue gel ..The flowers also from Tonic are called Starburst Gazania..The bottom layer coloured to complement the card and I left the top white as you can see..I love the whole set of these flowers they really make a great feature on a card and complements the topper to as it adds to the fun theme of the card..I finished the card by adding faux peals in two different designs to the smaller and larger flowers..Thank you for Popping by :) xx

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