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Monday, 29 February 2016

My Besties Favoutite ..Blog hop

Ohh!! isn't this exciting just never done one of these before and there is a 3 digi of your choice prize for the winner ,but you do need to check on the Besties UK blog for all the details as they will be on there ..so good luck everyone xx
I chose this beautiful Bestie as I could not resist her and I was right she has coloured up beautifully..I have coloured her with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card ..The papers are from my odds and ends box and all were mounted onto Craft card..The image has been cut out with Tattered Lave new Pindot fancy rectangles and the backing one with the basic ones from them too..The flowers were cut from Sheenas card from CC as this holds the flowers when they are shaped ..I then distressed them with the SN Sparkle pens too give them sparkle and that real flower look ,the leaves were also coloured in them too.The Flowers and leaves are from CC Sara Davis Floral collection ,they are just a nice size and worked perfectly on this card..The person I made this for loved it so I think that is important and makes us feel great as crafters..Thank you for popping by Hugs :)xx


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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Morgan's Artworld Saturday Inspiration

Hiya for the inspiration card this week I have chosen Butterfly Kisses and Swallow Tails..I have coloured her in with Polychromos onto Neenah card ..I have used Santero Backing papers throughout and mounted everything onto craft card,as it just looks so natural onto Fairy cards....The first backing paper is very rich and has encapsulated glittered roses on all over,the second is a beautiful Matt with a material feel to it and it gives the card a really exotic feel and I thought it would go beautifully with the colours as it is fairly neutral..I used one of the new Tonic fancy pin hole circles to cut the image out and the backing card,but for the image I had to cut into the butterfly,to slip the die under and cut a bit too much grr! hate doing that ..but its hardly noticeable I hope..The Die for the butterflies I think was a freebie from a magazine not 100% sure as it is one I put onto magnetic sheets..I cut them in Craft card and backed them in card that I coloured using the CC Sparkle Pence to give them some twinkle and also colour..I popped guauze behind the topper and using 3D glue added the butterflies after curling and folding the tips up..T then placed some more sparkle with purple /pink sparkler hearts as a fairy card cannot have too much sparkle lol!..Then added some simple half pearls to finish and the sentiment..The card is full of textures and movement ,I think It must me one of my Favourite ones this year ..Thank You for popping by :)xx

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Friday, 26 February 2016

Grandson's Birthday Card ..Polkadoodles

Todays card is the one i have made for my youngest Grandson's Birthday Card..It is from one of the new Polkadoodles Sticks and Bones..These are so adorable and can be used for both kida and adults ,makes me think of the Flintstones lol..Ok showing my age a bit here lol!..I have coloured him onto Neenah card with Polychromos Pencils ..The reason I have kept the skin a bit on the pale side is because he is just like my Grandson ,so I used his colouring of blonde hair and pale skin..When he got it he was over the moon and kept laughing and saying its me lol! when I phoned him..Thats what makes creating cards worth while .
The CD is just full of amazing things from the fabulous papers like the ones I used that go perfect with the little people,there are images already coloured if your in a hurry and all the same in black and white too..Loads of embellies like the glasses (did not notice bubbles in the Glossy Accencts I used for the lenses until dry Grrr! )..The little things like the footprints and loads of funny whitty sayings..Nikki Hall just Jams so much into her CDs that they are so well worth the money..And remember sometimes you cannot find the right paper and its on the cds you collect,so that means they are not just good for that paprticular CD there are a load of beautiful patterned papers on this one too ..I am a big fan of them a great source of inspiration..I still love my paper pads ,but limited space means its not always practical ..Any way it was a great success and I got a lot of laughter and delight down the phone..so nice when they live so far away ..Thank you for visiting :)xx

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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Day Dreaming..613 Avenue Create DT Card

Today's card I have used a lovely stamp from Crafty Sentiments called Day Dreaming.. I have coloured him in with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card..The stamp is only a little boy on a box, step ..the grass ,wood effect and the mushrooms are my own artistic addition to tell the story.I have then mounted him onto black card..The papers for the background are digital from my Do crafts Designer but I think you can still purchase them The set is called Birdsong,and I thought it was very appropriate for this card ...all these are mounted onto black card too . As it is for a boy I have kept the design quite clean and simple ,they do not like a fuss do they?,so I have done four squares and faux stitched around them to add more feature to them ,once I stuck them on the card which is an 8x8 ,I glued the topper down with 3D glue gel and added the sentiment and some buttons to decorate ..Thank you for popping by :)xx

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Sasayaki Glitter DT card

My first card for this new team..I have known of this lady who has created these lovely images, through FB for a long time and talked to her lately too and she has a lot of passion and I really feel that you will see great things from her in the future..It is a newish challenge blog and her stamps are all new ,she is just lovely..so go visit the blog and her etsy shop and give her some love :)
I have coloured the Girl Picking Flowers onto Neenah card using Polychromos Pencils, I then mounted it onto black card ..The backing papers are from Tonic paper Pads ,but as the fronts fell off ages ago no Idea which on lol..but they are fab value for money and last forever..I chose two different ones for this and mounted them onto black card also..Rather than using dies this time I found this lost ..well stuck to the back of one of the pads black felt die cut mats found these in a pound shop what a bargain I think there were about six in the packet too ..well it was just meant to be ,so I cut out two sections of it and glued to the middle panel and then added the topper with 3D glue gel ..To finish I added a lovely bright yellow spotted ribbon..Thank you for visiting :)xx

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Ahoy There... Mitzy Pirate Digital Delights by Louby Lou

This fabulous Pirate from Digital Delights bu Louby Lou is called Mitzy Pirate and boy was he a lot of fun to colour too,Got to be one of my favourite ones ,bring back my life down Cornwall. I used Neenah card and coloured him with polychromes Pencils ,the actual colours are very vibrant and look a little paler with the lighting sorry..These are by fare my favourite colours together and you always get a fresh clean looking design. I mounted this onto black card..Next using a 8x8 card Blank I cut and mounted the beautiful papers..(These I got from a cheap grocery store here in the uk..so keep your eyes open you can find wonderful things anywhere lol )... onto black card, then added to the card ..The paper had a lovely wave pattern on the bottom and I wanted to use this so I cut this out and using 3D glue I added it a little offset to give the waves more 3D and bring them up onto the image..I then cut out some shells and starfish from a different sheet and added to the top corner of the topper to finish the fun sea fantasy,making it a beautiful card for any little man in your life..Thank you for popping by  :)xx

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Mitzy Pirate

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Monday, 15 February 2016

My Besties Uk .. Febuary Same but Different

This is one of this really fun images to colour and you can let your imagination just run wild and tell a story ..I have kept her quite soft this time and coloured her in the more Pastel coloured Polychromos pencils ,but I have also added a variety of colours into the main beautiful petal on her head to give it shape and definition,that's why I love my pencils so much..It is coloured onto Neenah card and backed onto Craft card as are all the backing papers..Today I have used my scrap box as I wanted soft colours and lots of layers ..Its a great way to use up the bits you cut off and could not bear to throw away as they are too pretty.. The Background was off my Digital Design by Do crafts  and has a matching insert..this was actually done for another card and never got used at the time ..I save all my over prints too ..God knows what would happen if my home caught on fire lol..its more like a craft shop lol..Every time I buy something new because I need it ..It's where can I put it lol..Bet your all the same he he ..The Flowers are from Spelbinders Bitsy range as are the leaves and to finish no fairy card is worth it;s salt without bling so I have added unusual for me rather too many pretty pink glittery hearts but I just love it and it does look so pretty too..Thank you for visiting :) xx

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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Fairy Love ..Morgan's Artworld


Todays card I have created a lovely heart shaped easel card..I have kept the design very simple as I did not want to detract from the main topper..The lovely stamp from Morgans Artworld has been coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and Polychromos Pencils on Neenah card,I have shown the main card twice the top one is lit by normal lighting and the bottom one is from lighting more from the back as it does seem to show the image off a little better ,but casts too much of a shadow ,but as it represents more of the true colour of the image I have included it.. I have used a cream card base.Centura Pearl in a lovely pink..Tattered Lace dies..basic hearts and dotted hearts ..The two smaller hearts on the front I have added SN Sparkle pens too and they have given that extra twinkle and work perfectly fine on the Centura...To finish I added some small pink roses and added the Sparkle pens to them to so they are deeper in colour and twinkle ,and added the little white flowers to finish ..Thank You for taking the time to pop by :) xx

                                                  
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                                                              Fae 20" Arum And Arac
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This one is more back lit and shows the colours more true to real life

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Knitty Kitties Purfect Mum

Hiya ,Todays card is from someone who I won some digis from on a challenge ..Knitty Kitty..Love her stamps so cute and I have decided I can fit some cards in here and there to , so I am in on her very small Design team as she starts up.. The lovely image is coloured with Polychromos Pencils on Neenah card and mounted onto black card..I have not coloured the background as there is writing on the image and it would have become lost.. The beautiful glittered paper that I used is from my stash it came in a pack with just one piece of paper and lots of frames and is hand made paper and nice and thick .This was also mounted onto black card.. I collect all sorts and I think this came from a discount shop a few years ago .Fits nicely with the theme..The green part circles I have cut two circles in different positions and mounted onto black card to match everything else,then I fussy cut it and placed where I wanted it on the card..I then trimmed off the excess,then stuck it to the base card. The Flowers are from Tattered Lace and coloured with SN pens to coordinate..To finish I added som fish scaled gems which have iridescent multi coloured coating ,shows green,but on the pictures look more purple..Must be the different light angles.I then added two crystal hearts to the topper.Thank you for taking the time to visit :)xx

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

613 Avenue Create One Layer Card

This fab image is from QKR Stampede.For todays card we have had to do a simple one layer card..For me this is an absolute first time doing one like this ,but always open for a challenge and as it is a card for my fella it has had to be done late at nighr loland on an 8x8 card blank..cannot just give him a tiny card ..The image was printed onto Neenah card,then coloured using Polychromos Pencils..The Wording was added before printing ,but the hearts I drew around a small wooden heart,inked it in ,then coloured and went over with SN Sparkle pens..Sorry they do not show up too well on the photos..Thank you for pop by :)xx

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Friday, 5 February 2016

Crafter's Companion A Country Life

This new Cd from Crafters Companion A Country Life features the beautiful artwork of the Talented Morgan Fitzsimons.. As many who follow my blog may already know I am on her design team,but so far you have only seen her fantasy work..This cd gives you a soft ,romantic feel into country life in taking you down country paths to Cottages that would look beautiful on your wall ,or even on a bag or cushion cover ..I have not mastered this skill yet lol ..It is beautifully coloured,there are some new additions,a lovely gift box of small cards with a matching no glue box, Heart shaped easel cards and many more goodies.. I aim to give a little inspiration..I do some easier cards as not everyone is able to do hard cards from day one ,most are simple to do by just looking at them..
The most important thing I do want to say about CD crafting is..Yes it does have a place in the craft room..I started this way ,Ok then my cards were not like they are now ,but remember I have many years experience behind me now.The first scared me and I did not have a clue,so don't be faint hearted ,they are designed so you can use everything to create a beautiful card ,or you can just use the basics and add your own embellishments..It is all about having fun,experimenting ,do lay it out on your card before sticking or gluing down and let your imagination do the rest ..but most of all enjoy what you do :)xx

This is made using the full sized card Decoupage there are quite a few layers on this and it
gives this a lot of depth and makes it look very special 

This is from the Card Companion Section ,using it at full size and done on a 8x8 card base
Simple but really stands out on the shelf 

This is the no glue box and the small cards that go inside ,would make a great gift
or even if you do craft shows a nice table filler 

I made a beautiful Wall hanging from the Fabric Companion,it was to be a bag but did not work
 hence the pretty little gift bag  I made from  cylinder of backing paper of  and folded ends in
.at the bottom and the top folded under to strengthen and added ribbon before
 decorating to match 

This is made from the Card Companion section and I created the round easel from card and added
 co- ordinating paper and a pretty bow to finish

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Digital Delights by Louby Lou.. New Release Kandi Kid Bunny

Absolutely thrilled to be starting on my new team ,to head over to see the new releases by the other girls and share a bit of love..My lovely image is Kandi Kid Bunny ..I have coloured her onto Neenah card using Polychromos pencils, I then used the new Pin Point Fancy Rectangles from Tattered Lace to cut the image out..For this image I wanted to keep the background soft so I used pastel chalks to colour the background behind the image and to ground her.. I then mounted her using 3D glue gel onto some beautiful First Editions Love letters card which was cut out Using another fancy rectangle but the basic one, also from TL.Because the papers from this pad are so pretty and also encapsulated with glitter ,for once I decided not to mount it onto a backing card as I wanted it to look softer.,but because the papers are a good thick gsm it is fine and adds weight to the card too,this is not a problem..For this card I used a 7x7 card base.
The flowers are cut from CC Centura Pearl in a lovely pink and have a gorgeous sheen,they hold the flower shape well too.The dies I used for the flowers are from CC Sara Davis Signature Collection,my NOW favorite flower ..You know how it is you get a new set and think hmm that will look good on this ,yes it's happened a few times too lol..The leaves are from the same set but cut from odd card from my stash..To finish I pulled the blue from the egg out into the flowers by popping in some half round pearls..Thank you for visiting and do pop over to Digital Delights they have some of the most cute stamps I have seen and loads for the lads too ,which I shall also try to feature in my future blogs..Thank you for popping by :) xx

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Monday, 1 February 2016

My Besties UK ,Anything goes Add buttons or brads

I think this little image is a really sweet one ..I have coloured her using Polychromos onto Neenah card.. Before adding to the backing craft card I drew some faux stitching around the topper to add a bit of detail to the edge.I used papers from First Edition Up Up and Away...Love this pad so sorry its coming to an end ..I have mounted them all onto craft card as you can see..The deeper blue piece in the middle I added some cotton lace for texture and the same faux stitching as the topper to tie it all together.. I popped the topper slightly off center and added using 3D glue Gell ,then added the pink heart button as shown to one side and four pretty pink roses in a line down the other side to create a type of edge to the topper , and also not to cover all the beautiful lace up..Thank you for popping by, hope you have a lovely day :)xx

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