Sunday, October 31, 2010

First Christmas card for the year!!

After making the princess card for the sketch challenge at Pollycraft this week, I got on a roll and had another image I thought I could use for this challenge as here's my second entry :)  And I STILL couldn't cut my sentiment in 2 !!! :(

 This very cute image is Bronson & Beaker with Gifts...aren't they the cutest thing!!  They 'halved' nicely for this sketch :)  I realised when editing the photo that I'd forgotten to Stickles the pom poms on his hat and boots :(  They are now all glittery but I'm not taking another photo and going through the editing process'll just have to use your imagination :)

Here's the HARD sketch lol....

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

CS:   X-Press It blending card, SU Handsome Hunter (retired) & Real Red
DP:   Kaiser Dear Santa collection 6" pad
Stamps:   Bronson & Beaker with Gifts from Pollycraft, SU Small Talk (trees on bottom box)
Colouring:   Copics, glaze pen, glitter pens
Other:   Foam dots, Kaiser red rhinestones

CK Princess

The challenge at Pollycraft this week is a sketch...a HARD sketch lol!! I started off thinking I might not play this week...just couldn't get my head around what to make...then I had a brilliant idea, so set to work.  Half way through I decided it wasn't going to comply entirely to the sketch, so ditched that idea and made this card instead :)  I still didn't copy the sketch exactly...sorry Marit...just couldn't cut my sentiment into 2 :(  You can see Marit's gorgeous card HERE.  All the other DT cards are gorgeous too...well worth a look HERE.

Here's my card:

I also wanted to play along with Makeesha's challenge again this week, which is this colour challenge:

I thought I could work these colours into a princess card :)  It wasn't as easy as I'd thought and took a bit of contemplating, but I got there in the end!  I don't have the new SU In-colours yet so I've had to use Real Red instead of Poppy Parade...they're on the list for the next order :)

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

CS:   X-Press It blending card, SU Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Real Red
DP:   Basic Gray for 'grass'
Stamps:   Cherry Kisses Princess & Castle from Pollycraft, SU Heard from the Heart & Good Neighbors (clouds)
Colouring:   Copics, glitter pens
Inks:   SU Baja Breeze & So Saffron
Other:   SU Crystal Effects, foam dots, Kaiser red Rhinestones

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scary Roses!! :)

Roses are my favourite when I saw this digi image from Delicious Doodles I fell in love with it and had to buy it :)  But the thought of colouring it scared me no-end!!  I've never coloured roses before and wasn't sure how I'd go with it.  I kept putting off having a go until I decided I wanted to use it on a friend's birthday I took a deep breath...and me and my Copics jumped in and coloured our little hearts out lol!!  The image is partly shaded, so that helped a lot :)  I'm pretty happy with the end result and will definitely use this image again.

I'm entering this in Makeesha's sketch challenge this week, which you can see HERE.  Here's my card:

I don't think I've been this organised with birthday cards for years...I seem to be always running late these days...and I USED to be SOOOO organised :(  Maybe this is a sign that I'm back on track :)  I have quite a few birthdays to make cards for between now and Christmas.  And if I don't start on the Chrissy cards very soon, I'll be doing them at the last minute!! I hope I can maintain the roll I'm on at present :)

A close up of the scary roses :)
Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

I am also entering this in the Stamp Something challenge - Use a Digi

CS:   SU Choc Chip & Ivory Naturals, X-Press It blending card
DP:   Kaiser from the Up, Up and Away collection 6" pad
Stamps:  Vase of Roses from Delicious Doodles, Sugar Plums Sentiments from CC Designs
Colouring:   Copics
Other:  Wide cotton lace & ribbon from stash, foam dots, CM Circle cutting tool, SU pastels

MPS Full Moon Fever Blog Hop

Welcome to my entry for the Michelle Perkett Studio Full Moon Fever blog hop :)  If you arrived here from JOSIE'S blog then you're on the right track...otherwise you might like to go back to the START,  at Michelle's blog, so you don't miss any of the wonderful creations.

I wasn't going to enter the hop as Halloween isn't a big thing in Australia and I didn't know what I could make, that would get used! Then a friend came to the rescue by telling me they are giving her daughter a Halloween themed party for her 11th I got to play in the hop after all...yay :)

Here's the card I made for Felyse's Halloween Birthday:

And here's the inside:
The cute witch is Candy Corn Witch from Michelle's Etsy shop HERE where you will find lots of gorgeous digis to play with :) She has been fussy cut and popped up on foam dots over the background.  The background DP is made from free digi papers from Summertime Designs. The inside of the card is computer generated and has a watermarked version of the image as background to the greeting.

Now it's on to the lovely LEE'S blog to see her amazing creation :) 

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

I am also entering this in these challenges:
MPS - Witches Brew mixed with Halloween
Stamp Something - Use a Digi

CS:   SU Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie, X-Press It blending card for image, Premium Copy paper for printing DP and greeting
DP:   Created from free digi papers from Summertime Designs
Stamp:   Candy Corn Witch from Michelle Perkett Studio
Colouring:   Copics, glitter pens, glaze pen
Other:   Computer generated greeting, foam dots

Hannah's 9th Birthday Card

The challenge this week at Pollycraft is to use Green, Purple and 1 could I resist this lol...these are my favourite colours :)  And seeing as how my granddaughter, Hannah, has a purple theme in her bedroom, I thought I'd make her birthday card...ready for the end of next month. How organized is that for someone who seems to be always running late these days!! Wonders will never cease :)

I made her a bookmark to go with the they are:

Hannah loves to read...and I've been into making bookmarks I thought she might like a special bookmark, made just for her from Nanny :)  This card was inspired by Paula's card for challenge #65 at Pollycraft.  I absolutely LOVE her card and asked if she minded me casing it. I would have liked to COPY it completely as I think it's perfect in every way...but I didn't think that was really the best thing to do when I wanted to enter this in the challenge this week :)  Maybe for another birthday somewhere along the line I'll do a copied rendition of Paula's beautiful card!

Here's a closer look at the inside and images:

I made an acetate pocket to hold the bookmark in the card:

 This brings back some lovely childhood memories for me...lying in the grass, reading. I was an avid bookworm in my younger days...sadly life is too busy these days to indulge very often :(  When I get my nose into a book, nothing else happens and I lose all sense of what's going on around me!! My hubby has been known to hide my books on occasion over the years, just so he can get a few words out of me'd think he'd like the peace and quiet :)

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

I am also entering this in the Stamp Something challenge - Use a Digi

CS:   SU Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant & Old Olive, X-Press It blending card
DP:   Card - Kaiser La-Di-Da collection ('grass')  Bookmark - Kaiser Lilac Avenue collection
Stamps:   Melody My Fairytale & Retro Melody from Pollycraft, SU For Everything & Thoughts and Prayers...tree and flower stem
Colouring:   Copics, glitter pens, glaze pen
Ink:   SU Almost Amethyst (clouds) & Old Olive (tree)
Other:   SU pastels, CS flowers from stash, Kaiser rhinestones, foam dots, acetate, satin ribbon, computer generated greeting

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Once Upon a Time...

The challenge this week at Pollycraft is "It's a Fairytale". I was a bit stumped with this one at first until I remembered an 8 x 8 panel I bought while visiting my lovely friend Helen in Victoria. I loved this panel but had no idea what I was going to do with it, so it's been patiently sitting in my box of DP waiting to be used :)

Unfortunately I only managed to get the panel done as I've been super busy this week...I am going to make it into an album and put the words "Once Upon a Time" on the front...thought it would make a lovely album for someone's little princess :)  I'll edit this post and add the photo when I get it done.

Here's the panel:

The story goes like this: "Once upon a time there lived a king whose daughters were all beautiful, but the youngest was so lovely that even the sun, that looked on many things, could not but marvel when he shone upon her face..........  "

I've used the gorgeous Evangeline, from the Sweet Dreams Springtime Retro set from Pollycraft, as the beautiful princess :) The story starts to repeat on the RHS where I've adhered the image.

Here's a close up of Evangeline:
 I'm disappointed I didn't get the album done...hopefully over the next week I'll find the time to make it.

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

CS:    X-Press It blending card for image, CM green for mat
DP:   Once Upon a Time 8"x8" panel
Stamp:   Evangeline from Pollycraft
Colouring:   Copics, glitter pens, glaze pen
Other:   Foam dots

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A New Look!

As if I don't already have enough things to keep me occupied....I got it into my head to make my own blog wear...WHAT a journey this has been!! Making the elements was the easy bit...loading them all onto my blog was the challenge!  I've been at it for the last 4 days...every spare minute I've had...determined to get it to work.  Just call me VERY stubborn :) But now I have some seriously cute owls (thanks to Miss Kim Designs) to grace my little bit of blogland :)

I'm pretty keen to make some more now...I can then chop and change without too much hassle whenever I feel like it.  Variety is the spice of life you know :) :) :)  And after all...I am a Leo and Leos like change!!

I am very grateful to all the clever people out there in blogland who offer tutorials to us dummies so we can play in the scary code stuff a bit :)

Have a wonderful day...........

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Little Flo

I've had little Flo coloured for a couple of weeks, waiting for something to do with her...she is sooo last night I decided to use her to make a card to enter into the Pollycraft & Inkspirations challenges this week :)

Little Flo was a freebie from Pollycraft a while back. She's been printed on to X-Press It blending card, coloured with Copics, fussy cut and popped up on foam dots. Her digi flowers have been replaced with a 3D flower from a border sticker-strip. The Pollycraft challenge this week is Anything Goes and I've followed the Inkspirations challenge sketch.

Thanks for looking......have a wonderful day :)

CS:   X-Press It blending card, SU Choc Chip & Not Quite Navy
DP:  Kaiser Hey Birdie collection
Stamp:  Flo - simple things from Pollycraft, Kaiser Circles (sentiment)
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pens
Ink:   Su Not Quite Navy
Other:  Glaze pen, 3D flower, foam dots, SU Circle Scallop and 1 3/8" Circle punches, 1 1/2" circle punch

Friday, October 1, 2010

Willow Door Hanger

This week the challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio is "Girlie with Bling". I used the gorgeous new Willow from Michelle Perkett's Etsy shop HERE to make a door hanger :)

Here she is:

I haven't made one of these in a while...I'd forgotten how much I enjoy decorating the wood forms :)  The door hanger is a Kaiser wood form, painted and covered with Kaiser DP. Willow has been printed onto X-Press It blending card, coloured with Copics and glitter pens, sprayed with Glimmer Mist, fussy cut and popped up on dots. The 'sun' orb is coated with AED Golden Sunset fine glitter and Kaiser rhinestones have been used for the sun's 'rays'.

It's not easy getting a good photo of the bling at the best of times...I'll try another photo tomorrow in daylight and see if it's any better!! This is a very silly hour of the night to be blogging really lol :)

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

I am also entering this in the Moving Along With The Times challenge this week Fairies & Fantasy

CS:  X-Press It blending card
DP:  Kaiser from the Country Grove Collection
Stamp:  Willow from Michelle Perkett Studio
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pens
Other:  SU Crystal Effects (red berries), Glimmer Mist, AED Golden Sunset glitter, JAC paper, foam dots, Kaiser rhinestones, Gold Metallic craft paint


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