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Monday, 17 July 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Reminder

I coloured this lovely image with my Polychromos pencils ,I added white Uni  Gel pen to the sea for texture as you will see in the middle picture and the background is done using pastel chalks....I then cut it out and added it to black card..The background papers are from a Polkadoodles CD rom called Winnie and Rocco Starfish and Sandcastles..a very yummy cd ..I have layered the plainer papers onto black card and added them to the left to sit under the image and used a square off one paper to go into the one corner with the fish on..To finish I also added some fishes I cut our from another sheet ,bent them slightly so they would stand proud from the page and added them with 3D glue..I love playing with lovely papers and cutting them up and using them to create the card,it makes them very different and very individual too..to finish I off- set cut the sentiment RELAX and backed with black ,shaped it into a flag and attached with 3D glue, this adds a little more movement to the card..
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Saturday, 15 July 2017

WWODT Monthly Challenge Card

I have done a pretty little easel card for this image..Made using glitter card in a pretty blue, sparkled with other colours...I have used a lovely set of dies to cut the majority of the layers out,these were from China as were the flower dies too, over allI have kept the the feeling the card delicate and pretty as is the image..I love this one since I first saw Julia's launch of  it.. before I was on this team...
I wanted to turn her more mermaid than girl so I tinted the skin too ,but not enough that she looks odd..I left the background plain for this one as I felt after all the hours of work on her I just could not risk making any mistakes..Yup! been there ,got the book lol !..She is coloured as usual in Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card..
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Sasayaki Glitter New Release Day

I had a lot of fun playing with this image..I coloured her with my Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card..I used rich blues and Turquoises, pinks,oranges ,yellows and greens etc throughout..I have kept the card design simple as I think the image says it all,and is decorative in itself..The image and the Papers are all mounted onto craft card..The background one is from DCWV Floral Stack ,the dotty paper I thought would represent bubbles..it is from my off cut from my box its a Tonic paper..And the soft green antique looking one behind the image is from a pad I had from a magazine a long time ago and is a Prima Botanical 6x6 paper pad..What I love about doing these types of cards is you can use up all the odd bits that are lying in a box because they were just too good to throw away.I did the soft backgroundbehind the image with blue's and a green pastel chalks to finish..
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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Sketch Saturday ..Drawn with Character

 I have really enjoyed making this card ,from the start to the finish..The cute puppy is from Drawn with Character and was such a pleasure to colour with my Polychromos Pencils..I then cut him and mounted him onto craft card..I also used Craft card for matting the papers too..The papers are from a Polkadoodles cd called Horace and Boo..I love Nikky's work its so cute and fun and the papers are exceptional FABULOUS on each of the cd's I have brought ..Sadly although I collect most of her cd's I don't get a lot of time to colour them in .but I love them all the same ,I do the odd one but so fare never put them on a card Its hoe it goes when you have so many cards to do lol! ..I finished the card off with a small hessian bow,..
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Monday, 3 July 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Blog Challenge Your favourite colour

New Challenge and this time it's Your favourite colour..Mine is RED as you can see..Hard work doing all the pleats,not sure if its the paper or the pencils I feel the reds did not work so well this time But I manage to get it done in a fashion,though I am not over excited with this one ..I used my usual Pencils Polychromos onto Neenah  and used pastel chalks for the background..I mounted her onto black card and I also mounted the backing papers onto it too ..The papers are glazed with encapsulated glitter ,sorry it does not show well on the pics which is such a shame.These beautiful papers are from Docrafts Bohemian paper pad..The flowers are cut from red card using die's from China and I have made a hole in the center and added some faux stamen ..I really like the look of these but really need to find a way to make it easier to put them in ,so fiddly for my poor old fingers lol!..but well worth it.
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Progressive challenge Sasayaki Glitter

I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw her ,so fun being a witch in fun clothed ,all I could think of whilst colouring it was the old TV series "Bewitched"..Now I am showing my age lol!..I coloured her with my Polychromos Pencils on Neenah card ,then fussy cut her out,Then I created the card by first adding a background using papers from Hunkydory Delightful Deco paper pad,which I mounted onto Black card..I then used a piece of blue from the same pad and cut to size,then ripped some green and added these ..once trimmed I then went over the edges of the newly formed hills with a black Pitt Pen to help them stand out a little more..I then also mounted this onto the black card too and added to the card base..I bent the image slightly to give her a bit more shape then added her to the card with 3D glue gel..Its made a really quirky card ,I love doing cards like this ,but it does not suit all sorts of images...Thank you for popping by :)xx

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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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This weeks Sketch




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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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These are the dies I used for this card
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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




And a few card sing the images included in the book too