Tuesday 26 February 2013

Lilac and Lemon

Evening Everyone! I've got a very summery card to share with you tonight - which is quite at odds with the weather we're having outside but it made me look forward to the warmer weather and reminded me how much I love this colour combo too!! Here it is:
Image - Digistamp Boutique coloured with Speccies and Pro/Flex-markers.
Papers - Prima.
Sentiment - Elzybells.
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Other - WRMK Ticket Stub Corner Chomper, Tonic Butterfly Punch, Wooden Butterfly, Ribbon and Pearls from stash.

I'm going to enter my card into the following challenges:
Right, I think that's it! I'm sorry I've not been very good with visiting you all lately, I don't seem to have had much time but then I couldn't tell you what I've been busy doing if you know what I mean?!? But - I've not got anything planned over the next couple of days, so I'll be spending those catching up!
I went to the cinema earlier with my bestie - we saw 'I Give It A Year' and it was hilarious!!! A few times, I was laughing so much, I couldn't breathe!! Good job there was only about 5 of us at the screening. I highly recommend it, if you fancy a laugh (and you don't mind a bit of 'crudity'!!) Bye for now then...............xx

Friday 15 February 2013

A Dog in a Tutu!

Hello! It's an odd name for a post and I must admit, I'm starting to struggle a bit with what to call them lately! But when you see my card, all will become clear! It's Friday and so it's time for a new sketch over at the Friday Sketch Challenge and it's a fab one by Christine. We've also got a fab sponsor this fortnight, in the shape of 2 Cute 2 Ink, who supplied the DT with some gorge images to work with, as well as donating the prize. Here's my card:
Image - 2 Cute 2 Ink coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Pro/Flexmarkers.
Papers - My Mind's Eye.
Sentiment - Magazine Freebie.
Other - Pink Card - Papermania, Gems and Pearls from stash.

Do any of you have problems posting pics onto your blog? When I upload them, they appear sideways, it doesn't always happen, only sometimes but I do the same things with my pics all the time, so I can't make it out. I've worked out a way round it now though, so it's not a major problem, I just wandered if it happened to anyone else?!
I love this cute 'Dog in a Tutu'.....see, I told ya!! And as soon as I saw him, I knew I had the perfect paper to go with him. It's just a shame I've got no-one to send my valentine to, so it's gone in the box with all my other cards!
Right, I think that's enough waffle for one day - please hop over and check out my teamie's fab cards and don't forget to join in with the challenge. TTFN......................xx

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Spring Louie

Evening Everyone!
Here's a card I've made using one of the new images from Digistamp Boutique - if you've not seen them yet, I'd recommend a looksie cos there are some fab ones, including this one:

Image - Digistamp Boutique coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers
Papers - First Edition 'Spring Feast'
Other - Ladybird Button from the Hobby House, other Buttons, Ribbon and Daffodils from stash.

So - what do you think of how I've coloured Louie the Bear? It was kind of an experiment with my new flexmarkers but I was pretty pleased with how he turned out.
I'm also entering my card into Sweet Sketch Wednesday, as I've followed Sketch 192, MarkerPOP's 'Texturizing' challenge and the monthly challenge at Digistamp Boutique and I think that's it.
You know I've just been watching a TV programme called 'Taboo: Ugly' about so called ugly people - or society's perception of 'ugly' and there's a little 8 year old boy on there from America called Nathaniel who's got Treacher Collins syndrome, which causes facial deformity and my heart is literally breaking for him because of how cruel people can be to such a lovely little boy, just because of the way he looks. I think it's the people that are cruel to him and those that judge others for what's on the outside instead of the inside, that are the ugly ones!!! I'd love to give Nathaniel a big hug and tell him how brave and wonderful he is! With that said, I'm off to visit you all now! TTFN.........x

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Cute Baby Fairy!

Evening! How's your week going so far? It's turned super cold here in London again but I've finally managed to get my winter coat that I've been searching for since Christmas! Every time I found one I liked, it had either sold out or they didn't have it in my size, so I'm so happy I've finally got one - and it's sooooo lovely and cosy, now I'm 'snug as a bug in a rug' LOL!!
Here's a card I made a week or so ago using a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday but I'm only just getting round to posting it.....
I love this image, so adorable and I've watercoloured it with Distress Inks. All the papers and Chipboard flowers/sentiment, etc are from Imaginisce 'All Kinds of Happy' with a few embellies from my stash and that's about it!
I'm entering my card over at The Sugar Bowl, who from now on are running a monthly 'Anything Goes' challenge.
BTW - in case you've just noticed my Sunday Sketch and Stamp post has just magically appeared, it's cos I'd left it scheduled but hadn't realised it wasn't live until I went to post this one, doh!!
Right, I'm off to get Sam's dinner out the oven and then I'll be hopping round to see you. Stay warm (if it's cold where you are obvs!)....................xx

Sunday 3 February 2013

In the Pink

Morning! There's a new challenge starting today over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and this week, it's a great sketch by Francesca - here's my card (and if you don't like pink, look away now LOL!)

Image - Magnolia Tilda watercoloured with Distress Inks.
Papers - Magnolia and DCWV cardstock.
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards.
Other - Rub-on Lettering from DCWV, Crafts Too Hearts Embossing Folder, Pearl Hearts from My Crafty Heart, WRMK Distressing Tool and Gems from stash.

What do you think of my watercolouring with Distress Inks? I've been practising, so expect to see more images coloured this way - I actually love sitting colouring in this way, I find it really relaxing but it takes such a long time - or it does me anyway!! I've coloured Tilda with one of my newest coloured 'Picked Raspberry' and think it's lush!!

I'm also going to enter my card into the following challenges:
Don't forget to hop over to Sunday Sketch and Stamp and check out my teamies amazing cards and join in with the challenge, of course - I can't wait to see your take on the sketch! Bye for now..............xx

Friday 1 February 2013

'A creative mess is better than idle tidiness'!!

Hi Everyone! It's Friday which means there's a new sketch over at the Friday Sketch Challenge and this week, it's one by Janine. Here's my card:
Image - Inky Impressions coloured with spectrum noirs and promarkers.
Papers - Freebies from a magazine by Lilly Bimble.
Die Cuts - Magnolia Doohickey Doily, Marianne Designs Hearts, Spellbinders Nestie Circle.
Other - Sentiment from Elzybells, Glossy Accents (on ruler), WRMK corner chomper and gems from stash.

The papers I've used were free with this month's Quick Cards magazine but were so lush I had to go and check out Lilly Bimble and when I saw that you could get 50% off by using coupon code BIMBLE50, I couldn't help it when a few digi paper downloads slipped into my basket!! Go and have a looksy!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
I think that's about it! I'd love to hear what you think of my card and please hop over and check out my wonderful teamie's creations over at the Friday Sketch Challenge and I hope you'll join in! We've got two wonderful sponsors this week - Inky Impressions (whose image I've worked with) and The Digi Garden (who the other half of the team worked with). I don't know if you've heard the terribly sad news about Jacqui from The Digi Garden - she has passed away this week. Such shocking news as although she'd been ill for some time, she'd still managed to keep the store going and hadn't let it hold her back. It's so hard to find the right words at times like this but my thoughts are with Jacqui's friends and family and she will be missed in the crafting community...............xx
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