Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Lili of the Valley, Challenge 49

I adore the Lili of the Valley images, and no doubt tomorrow at the NEC I shall be filling my bag with the ones I don't already have!

Anyway, for this challenge, which is no 49,  there is a great sketch to follow, and some great samples from the DT. 

My image is  Lili of the Valley Thistledown Fairy, and she has been coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is Magnolia, and I have used the lovely new Basic Grey papers Kioshi.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, pins from Tabby Crafts, and everything else from stash.

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Sunday, 21 March 2010

Something distressed .......

A lovely Sunday here, just wish the wind wasn't so cold.  Even the fur babies run back in from the garden - such is their pampered life!

Once again I have used a lovely Whiff of Joy image on this card.  This is Willow Writing Recipes.  She looks very pensive, and you can image her cooking up something lovely.

I have coloured with Copics, and the DP is a double sided paper from Kaisercraft.  I really like this one, as it has so many elements on each side, going from cream and brown script on the brown side, and the damask pattern to the almost plain bluey-grey colour on the reverse, so offers lots of options.  The edges of the papers have been distressed with the Tim Holtz distressing tool, and inked with Frayed Burlap distressing ink.  The flower has been punched from the same papers, with a button tied on with a bit on embroidery thread.  The ribbon is from Stampin'Up.

As I am also make a second entry into the Whiff of Joy Design Challenge, I have kept to the recipe specified by Katharina, which is to use 1 cardstock, 2 design papers, 1 button, 1 ribbon.

This card is also being entered into the  Stamp Something - Distressed.

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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

This card is for the Whiff of Joy guest designer call which is held every two months on the 16th of the month.  There is a specific recipe for this card -  1 cardstock, 2 design papers, 1 button, 1 ribbon.  I decided that I wanted to do something spring like or summery, hence the use of these lovely papers, which I think Melinda goes with perfectly.

I have used Melinda with Bouquet for my image, coloured with Copics, with a little bit of bling added to her wings with Stickles.  I have added a flower by cutting one from the double-sided background paper which is K & Co Berry Sweet.    The reverse of the floral pattern has glitter added to the images.  Gorgeous lace is from Tabby Crafts and button is from stash.  The punched edge is done using a Martha Stewart Deco punch.

I am also entering this for the following challenges:

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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The Creative Cottage Challenge no. 1

Hi everybody

I'm late, I'm late .........

The image for this card is Whiff of Joy from the Birdie Love February stamp Kit.  I have coloured with Copics, and have team it with papers from  K & Co Madelaine.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and everything else from stash.

Creative Cottage Challenge 1

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Sunday, 14 March 2010

Spring has sprung - all least it has for some challenges ...

It has been so lovely these past few days, it does feel almost spring-like, until you pop outside the door into the biting wind.

This is another first for me - in that I have used Copics to colour this Penny Black image.  I have been practicing - and hopefully it is coming right, though I am sure that there is loads to improve.
I have used the Sketch and Stash Challenge no. 30, for this card. 

I am also entering it for the following challenges:
I decided to keep the background paper plain as there is so much going on in the stamped image.  The punching has been done with Martha Stewart punches, and I have recycled the little punch outs from the pop-up butterfly to add to the card.

My embellishments are Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, a Prima flower, both of which I have added stickles to, and punched leaves, with Dew Drops added as well.

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Monday, 8 March 2010

My first easel card ... for several challenges

Why is it Stickles take so long to dry?  I thought it was dry, picked it up, it is now over my hands, which I promptly wiped on my trackie bottoms because I could not find the wet wipes, and so it goes ......... .  That said, you may have guessed that I have used stickles on my card.  Yes  - on the butterflies, flowers and on the image border.

It is positively spring like at the moment, although we seem to be getting some hard frosts, and my colours reflect this.

This is my first easel card, and I used the tutorial by the lovely Jacqui, which I found the easiest to follow.   My image is from Lili of the Valley - I think she is really cute.  I have used Prisma Pencils for the colouring.  The punches used are Martha Stewart for the butterfly and the leaves are L-Em, which I purchased at Make It.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I have coloured with with Copics to match the paper, which is MME Market Street (I think - I cut the border off and binned it, so cannot remember).

This is a birthday card for a lovely lady who has been a really good friend for around 36 years, and decided she had had enough of the rat race, took early retirement and moved backed to Wales to follow other interests.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Multi-challenges - again ...

This image is the first I have used from my crafty day with my friend .  It is Daisy by Sugar Nellie.  She is so pretty.

I feel I have been really lazy this last week, although I did have a visit to Make It at Farnborough with two crafty friends who are also members of the Graphicus Guild.  I picked up some lovely Prima papers, a couple of new nesties, and also a set of Copics.  Now comes the learning curve - practice, practice, practice ........... and the ones I did at the weekend were awful!

This card is being entered into several challenges, and the sketch I have used is that for Mojo Monday, challenge 128 .

The others are:
The image is coloured with Prisma Pencils, the paper is Prima Raspberry Tea - the rose on there probably represents my favourite flower - an old fashioned sweetly smelling rose - and I decided that the paper was statement enough without adding loads of embellishments.  Ribbon and pearls from stash.

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