Wednesday, 27 October 2010

G is for Glitter ABC Challenge DT card

Good morning!
Sorry I haven't been around for the last week but I have been busy preparing for my hubby's 30th birthday which is on Saturday, so I am expecting a housefull of guests for the weekend.
Anyway I did manage to find time to create my DT card for this fortnights ABC Challenge. The theme this time is G is for Glitter, another nice easy theme to get stuck into. We are also being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says so all the more reason to join in.

I chose to use the beautiful Chinese Tilda from the Bon Voyage collection. I teamed her with the equally beautiful Magnolia Tree paper which gave me the inspiration for my colour palette. Everything has been edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and then plenty of Stardust Stickles has beed applied. I also sprayed the whole card liberally with Pearl Glimmer Mist to make sure that nothing went unglittered!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 53 'Sparkle'
The Shabby Tea Room - #33 'Consider it Cased' (I chose to case Clare's wonderful colour palette of pink, duck egg blue and cream)
A Spoonfull of Sugar - #127 'Lets get Punchy' (I used nestabilities and a Sizzix Sizzlits die)
Creative Card Crew - Let's Punch It!

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Cool Grey 1,3,4,5
Kimono: Pale Pink, Baby Pink
Trim, Sandals and Parasol: Tea Green, Grey Green
Dress: Ivory, Vanilla
Parosol Handle and Wooden Struts: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Cherry Blossom on Dress: Cinnamon, Baby Pink

Monday, 18 October 2010

Halloween Magical Mondays DT Card

Good morning all!
This morning sees the start of another challenge over at Magical Mondays and it's a fab 'Halloween' theme. So be sure to dig out your witchy stamps and give it a go. I am sponsoring this weeks challenge and have put up some goodies from my shop 'Cloudnine Crafts' for a prize. These include a gorgeous 6x6 DP pad from SEI, a Large pack of flowers from Flora Doodles and a lovely Tilda stamp from Magnolia.
Anyway this week for my Halloween DT contribution I chose to use the great Witchy Digi from TGF and the wonderful DP's are from the spooktackular 'Eerie' collection by Basic Grey. I created the Moon with a circular nestie and coloured it with my ProMarkers then I added punched spiky twiggy bits to look like an old spooky tree. The gem and pearl swirls are a bit dark to see on the picture but the thought was there. Well enough from me hope to see you all entering this fortnights challenge and good luck.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - #73 Colour Theme 'Orange, Black, Green and Purple'
Stampin for the Weekend - #49 Halloween/Fall
Stamp Something - Halloween Somethings
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #10 'Halloween'
Allsorts - #74 'Let's Play Bingo' I used the Pearls, Stickles and Ribbon Righthand Column
Digi's With Attitude - #2 Colour Theme 'Orange, Green, Purple'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Pale Pink
Hair and Boots: Cool Grey 3 and 4, Black
Eyes: Pear Green
Hat and Dress: Purple, Pear Green
Broomstick: Sandstone, Cinnamon

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Autumnal Raven

Hi everyone!
I hope you have all had a great week and are enjoying your weekend. I wanted to share with you a card I designed for a class with an Autumnal feel. The beautiful image is Raven from Sugar Nellie and I thought she'd look great with the gorgeous warm DP's from the Indian Summer collection from Basic Grey. All edges were distressed with Walnut Stain then I added lts of leaves, lace and bling!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - A Change of Season
Basic Grey - #31 'Autumn/Harvest Time'
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C59 'Fall/Autumn'

I used Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Ink Pads to colour the oval nestie.

Raven's Little Close Up

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Cool Grey 5
Hat and Coat: Apricot, Ginger
Hat Trim and Buttons: Burgandy
Wellies and Scarf: Antique Pink, Burgandy
Tights: Burnt Orange, Ginger
Dress: Saffron, Antique Pink

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz honey bee, honey bee!! F is for....... Flowers

Good morning,
Is it just me or is this weather a little confused at the moment. I drove all the way to Leistershire on Sunday to check out a papercrafting show as I will be exhibiting there myself next year and it was more like a summers day!
Anyway it has seriously got me in a sunny mood and I thought I would tackle a yellow themed card. As some of you already know yellow is most definately not my colour and I have to really put my mind to it to produce anything that I'm happy with, so today I would like to share with you my Sunny Honey Tilda card. This is my DT card for The ABC Challenge which this time is 'F is for.... Flowers' a really easy challenge theme so why not give it a go, also we are being sponsored by the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts.

I have used the fabulous Honey Tilda and gently sat her on the Magnolia Big Daisy. I have coloured my image with ProMarkers and chalked the background. I used Papermania's new white mulberry paper flowers and coloured them with my ProMarkers to match the papers. This great layout was inspired by the sketch over at Friday Sketchers and I used Doodlebug Pot Pourri DP's to create it. I alos used one of the beautiful Martha Stewart punches to create the border, Nestabilities for the frame and accented with Bo Bunny Double Dot Ribbon, Stardust Stickles and Prima Gems.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Friday Sketchers - Challenge #123 sponsored by Motivet
Stamp Something - 'Something Punchy'
Just Magnolia - Week 76 '2 x 2' (2 Flower sprays, Double edge punched border, 2 bows, 2 DP's, 2 Gem Accents)
City Crafter Challenge - CCCB Week 26 'Take Flight'
Craftalicious - Challenge #10 'Anything Goes'
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C58 'Birthdays'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Bee Costume: Cool Grey 3 and 4, Black, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Sunflower
Daisy: Tulip Yellow, Sunflower, Gold
Daisy Stem: Bright Green, Pear Green

Friday, 8 October 2010

More From The Greetings Farm

Evening all,
Hope you are all geared up for a fab weekend. This is just a quick post, as promised here is another little creation using one of the gorgeous little guys 'Dylan' from TGF Roll Call Kit. I used the fab Max and Whiskers Dp's from Basic Grey. The button is from Martha Stewart and was finished with some wax cord.

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Eyes: Cool Aqua
Hair: Ivory, Vanilla , Mustard
Top and Shorts: Saffron, Apricot
Vest and Trainers: Cinnamon, Shale

Monday, 4 October 2010

Spots and Stripes

Good Evening!
Wow can't believe this is my 3rd post in 2 days I am on fire (or not!). Anyway I've had loads of the cute characters from The Greetings Farm Roll Call Kit coloured in for ages so I decided to use the gorgeous 'Summer' and create a clean and crisp red, white and blue design. The fab sketch came from Sketch Saturday and this card also fits the challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar which is 'Spots and Stripes'.

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Hair Ties and Belt: Cobalt
Top and Shoes: Poppy
Jeans: Cornflower, Midnight Blue

Magical Monday's 'Back to Nature' Challenge DT Card

Good Morning Bloggers!
It's time again for another challenge over at Magaical Mondays this time we're getting 'Back to Nature' so think leaves, trees, flowers etc. We are very lucky to be sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts so make sure you join us!

I decided to make a gift box using the gorgeous 'Indian Summer' DP's from Basic Grey which I distressed with Walnut Stain and then added faux stitching to. The sketch came from Friday Sketchers and was a joy to use. Obviously I went for an autumnally feel so I embellished with twiggy brances and punched leaves. The large flower is by Papermania and was coloured with ProMarkers. This beautiful image from Sweet Pea was coloured with ProMarkers and distressed with Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door Distress Ink. The whole box has been sprayed with Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and to add extra sparkle the wings and rose have been seriously Stickled!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Friday Sketchers - #122 'Sketch'
Simon Says - It's Autumn'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Saffron, Pale Pink
Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna
Dress: Soft Peach, Peach, Burgandy
Wings: Apricot, Ginger
Rose: Pale Pink, Antique Pink
Leaves: Pear Green

Hope you all have a great crafty week

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Mermaid Tilda

Afternoon all,

Well what a miserable Sunday it's wet and horrible here. However just put away a very nice Sunday dinner and am sitting here with a big mug of freshly brewed coffee surrounded by my crafty stash. Had great fun finishing my DT project for tomorrow mornings Magical Monday Challenge, so I hope to see you all giving our next challenge a go.
Anyway for now I have a Magnolia project to share with you. Last week I ran a workshop on how to incorporate acetate into your projects and this is one of the cards made. I used 3 of the gorgeous images from the Bon Voyage collection - Mermaid Tilda, Sea view Background and the Seaweed. The acetate front of the card was secured with a tab sandwiched between the back of the card and the DP was used to cover the join. I stamped the seaweed along the botton of the acetate panel using Stazon then glittered it. Then I stamped and coloured the other 2 images and applied the mermaid to the front of the acetate panel and stuck the sea view inside the card. The greeting is by Hero Arts which I layered up and attached to the front.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Week 75 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Catz - #52 'A Birthday Card for a Child with Sparkle'
Paper Sundaes - #38 'Something from your Stash' (Haven't used my acetate for ages!)
Stamp Something - 'Something to Celebrate'
Creative Cottages - #24 'Bling it On!' (check out the glittery seaweed)
Basic Grey Challenges - #30 'Sparkle'
Here's a little close up of Tilda:

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Mermaid Tilda
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Shell Top and Tail: Pink Carnation, Fuschia Pink

Sea Background
Porthole Rim and Boat Hull: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Sails: Ivory
Sky: Pastel Blue
Sea: Tea Green, Denim Blue